All students will need a computer or tablet at home with internet access.  Students are required weekly Haiku (class web page) check in.

 

Each week students will need to bring a binder with dividers, lined paper, and writing utensils. In addition, any items listed as required must be obtained by the family prior to the first day of class.  Only a few of our classes have material or lab fees; these are specified in the course description and due the first day of classes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kindergarten Block: 9:30-2:00 (5 integrated classes & Lunch)

(Students must be 5 years old by December 1, 2021.)

 

*Self-pay entire Kindergarten block $600

Lead Instructor:  Kelly Hunt

 

Elementary Projects:  Kindergarten Reading Skills

--Grade K

Our Kindergarten students will love learning and growing through a multidisciplinary approach to literature, technology and art exploration. As we study books we will integrate other subject areas so that students can make connections through their studies.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​enjoy​ ​many​ ​hands​ ​on​ ​projects​ ​to​ ​support​ ​what​ ​they​ ​are learning.  Included: Alphabet review games, animal rhyme riddles, beginning letter sounds, vowel sounds and blends, word family ladders, phonics, sight words, and much more!

 

Critical Thinking & Logic:  Kindergarten Math Skills

--Grade K

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​activities​ ​to​ ​reason,​ ​think​ ​logically and​ ​explore​ ​the​ ​concept​ ​of​ ​reasoning​,​ ​deduction, and numbers.​ ​Through​ ​games​ ​and​ ​other​ ​fun activities​,​ ​student​s ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​to​ ​​solve problems.  Among other things, we will play a variety of math games, review colors and shapes, search for missing numbers, and play with pattern block cards.  After two semesters, students will have a basic understanding of simple addition, subtraction, place value, and logical thinking skills.

 

Literature Projects: Kindergarten Imagination Station

--Grade K

Recently incorporated into our Kindergarten program, this multidisciplinary class aims to introduce students to the art of literature while being read a variety of classic and award-winning books. Students will participate in discussions related to our reading and will use manipulatives and other imagination-based products to explore, create and wonder.  This sweet class for our youngest will also include hands-on crafts, games or activities related to the literature to further encourage the imagination.

 

Spanish Culture: Kindergarten Spanish

--Grade K

This is a beginning Spanish multidisciplinary project based course, which emphasizes oral communication in a variety of topics at a basic level. Students will learn basic grammar in an oral/aural context in each class. Students will develop in the four language skills of speaking, listening, very basic reading and writing as well as an appreciation of Spanish culture.

 

ASL: Kindergarten Sign Language

--Grade K

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will learn how they can communicate with a Deaf friend, coworker, relative, or other signers. The online class may explore the lives of famous deaf citizens and deaf culture. The hands on project will consist of learning key vocabulary as well as facial expression, some finger spelling, sentences, and even a song! The goal for this course is conversational skill, through the use of demonstration, constructive feedback on proper hand shapes and motions, classroom practice and confidence-building.

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3D Printer Tech

--Grades 6-12

Instructor:  Jim Ockers

Technology Fee: $10

Design and create 3D objects using a 3D printer!

3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, is a tool for hobbyists, designers, engineers and manufacturers that enables producing a part directly from a design. Our 3D printing course provides a brief history of older manufacturing techniques, an introduction to 3D printers and related processes, and gives students the opportunity to design components using CAD software and create physical objects using one of our 3D printers.

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Afternoon Energizer

    (Please see Morning Stretch and Afternoon Energizer)

 

 

American Girl History

--Grade 2-3 (and reading 1st graders)

Instructor:  Lindsay Steves

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore and learn about the world of America's first permanent English colonists. Explore the era of time surrounding the American Revolutionary War by reading about Felicity in the American Girl series of historical fiction. Together, students will explore these stories and do activities related to the readings to help us better understand this period of American history. While targeted to a 2nd/3rd grade level, 1st graders who can read the books are welcome to take this class.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Architecture

--Grades 5-7

Instructor:  Myles Barnard

Human beings have been building things ever since the Stone Age. Over the years, we have developed methods for building homes/shelters, bridges, and other types of structures. In this multi-disciplinary class, students will receive a brief review of historical methods of building structures, engineering principles, and structural design techniques. Students will have the opportunity to build scale models of buildings and bridges using Legos and STEM kits that provide necessary structural components. Concepts will be demonstrated through classroom lecture, activities, and projects.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Around the World

--Grades 1-2

Instructor:  Betty Borza

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach,​ ​this​ ​project​-​based​ ​class​ ​will​ ​allow​ ​students​ ​to discover​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​whole​ ​world​ ​out​ ​there​ ​waiting​ ​for​ ​them​ ​to​ ​explore!​ ​Please​ ​join​ ​us for​ ​a​ ​great​ ​semester​ ​of​ ​learning​ ​about​ ​the​ ​world​ ​from​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​different angles--through​ ​the​ ​arts​ ​and​ ​technology,​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​the sights and sounds of several countries across the globe with fun activities, art, crafts, and more! So grab your passports and get ready to go!

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Art of Collage

--Grades 3-5

Instructor:  Betty Borza

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore a variety of crafting and collage opportunities which may include paper craft, yarn craft, sewing craft, and many other opportunities for expression. Ms. Betty's new class will focus on creating beautiful art using various techniques. Collage is a visual artform that includes layering different items, pictures, materials on a base to create a new, unique design.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Barista: Coffee, Tea and Shakes

--Grades 6-12

Instructor:  Stacy Collins

Cooking​ ​is​ ​an​ ​art​ ​and​ ​an​ ​experience.​ Learning​ ​to​ ​cook​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the fundamental​ ​skills​ ​students​ ​should​ ​have​ ​as​ ​they​ ​move​ ​forward​ ​into​ ​adulthood.​ ​​ ​Our Cross​ ​curricular​ ​culinary​ ​expressions​ ​class​ ​is​ ​developed​ ​to​​ ​offer​ ​basic​ ​culinary​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​hands​ ​on experiences​ ​directly​ ​in​ ​the​ ​kitchen.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​increase​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​skill​ ​in​ ​a diverse​ ​set​ ​of​ ​culinary​ ​practices​ such as simple kitchen terms, measuring, and following a recipe.. Students are taught ​through​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ in-class demonstration and ​technology. Emphasis in this class: Popular coffee and tea drinks, milkshakes and smoothies.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Be a Problem-Solving Math Genius

--Grades 6-12

Instructor:  Nicole Montgomery

This enrichment class is targeted to a Middle School level but can also serve as an important skill-builder for Highschoolers who are struggling (or who have struggled) in Algebra. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore why critical thinking is important and how does critical thinking differ from simple thinking. We will ask questions such as: What are strategies I can employ while solving logic and mathematic problems? How can I solve them while working with others on concepts involving common logical errors? Further, students will explore where critical thinking shows its greatest need in and out of school: academically and in real life.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Breadmaking

--Grades 3-5

--Grades 6-12

Instructor:  Kim Smith

"Cooking​ ​is​ ​an​ ​art​ ​and​ ​an​ ​experience.​ Learning​ ​to​ ​cook​ and bake ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the fundamental​ ​skills​ ​students​ ​should​ ​have​ ​as​ ​they​ ​move​ ​forward​ ​into​ ​adulthood.​ ​​ ​Our Cross​ ​curricular​ ​culinary​ ​expressions​ ​class​ ​is​ ​developed​ ​to​​ ​offer​ ​basic​ ​culinary​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​hands​ ​on experiences​ ​directly​ ​in​ ​the​ ​kitchen.​ ​​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​increase​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​skill​ ​in​ ​a diverse​ ​set​ ​of​ ​culinary​ ​practices​ such as simple kitchen terms, measuring, and following a recipe.. Students are taught ​through​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ in-class demonstration and ​technology.

Emphasis in this class: A culinary and cultural tour of a variety of Breads and Breadmaking, savory and sweet: Pretzels, Oat Pan rolls, Blueberry Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, and many more. The class will emphasize natural ingredients, and explain about yeast and the various ways breads are made. We will use a variety of equipment and utensils, discuss the cultures which use them, and the historical background which influenced them. It's going to be a fun class learning and watching dough and batter be transformed into delicious breads of all kinds."

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Ceramics

--Grade 3-5

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Catherine Young

(Kiln and Materials Fee:  $10)

Students will explore the history and techniques of clay and ceramic art work. Students will​ ​learn​ ​about​ ​then​ ​utilize​ ​different​ ​tools,​ ​materials,​ paint ​and​ ​glazes, and will fire hand-built pottery, sculpture and other projects in a kiln. Projects may include (but are not limited to) pinch pots, bowls, slab containers, tea pots and sculpture.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Chess

--Grade 3-5

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Myles Barnard

This​ ​class​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​accomplish​ ​two​ ​goals:​ ​(1)​ ​To​ ​provide​ ​students​ ​with​ ​the​ ​tools needed​ ​so​ ​that​ ​they​ ​may​ ​become​ ​more​ ​proficient​ ​chess​ ​players.​ ​(2)​ ​To​ ​introduce students​ ​to​ ​critical​ ​thinking​ ​attributes​ ​and​ ​life​ ​skills​ ​that​ ​can​ ​be​ ​applied​ ​to decision-making​ ​processes​ ​in​ ​both​ ​their​ ​personal​ ​and​ ​professional​ ​lives.​ ​There​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a brief​ ​instructional​ ​period​ ​at​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​of​ ​each​ ​class.​ ​During​ ​the​ ​remaining​ ​time students​ ​will​ ​compete​ ​against​ ​their​ ​peers.​ ​Topics​ ​planned​ ​are:​ ​overview​ ​of​ ​pieces​ ​&​ ​their powers,​ ​check​ ​mates,​ ​and​ ​stalemates,​ ​castling​ ​and​ ​opening​ ​principles,​ ​forks,​ ​pins,​ ​and skewers,​ ​mating​ ​patterns,​ ​promotions​ ​and​ ​opposition,​ ​end​ ​game,​ ​tactics,​ ​sacrifices,​ ​& higher​ ​level​ ​tactics

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Creepy Crawlers

--Grades 1-2

Instructor:   Deb Busuito

What's bugging you? Could it be a buzzing bee, a wandering walking stick, a crawling caterpillar, a fluttering butterfly, a chirping cricket, or an industrious ant? Explore the wondrous world of insects in this hands-on class through literature, crafts, interactive activities, and games. Each session, students will study a different common insect and create a "Bug Book" based on the insects covered throughout the semester. The Natural World is a fascinating place full of things seen and unseen. Understanding and appreciating our Natural World is the first step in caring for it. In this course students will discover more about the world around them through hands on activities, in class lab activities and involves a multidisciplinary approach involving art and technology as well.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Dragon Myths and Legends

--Grades 1-2

--Grades 6-12

Instructor:  Stacy Collins

Among all legendary creatures, dragons show up in stories all over the world in various cultures. Explore these stories and the places from which they come. This multidisciplinary class aims to introduce students to literary terms, evaluation, and discussion while reading (older students) or listening to a variety of enjoyable works of literature.  Students will be challenged in how they analyze literary styles, genres, and characters. Students will participate in discussions  in order to collaborate with their peers, explore, create and wonder.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Eng Jr: Build & Play

--Grades 1-3

Instructor:  Nicole Montgomery

One of Spring 21's most popular classes, we will have all new model projects for Fall, including a motorcycle! Students will develop building and motor skills by using simple tools (eg. a large screw driver) and improve their ability to follow directions and work in a logical, orderly manner. Advanced students will have opportunities to improve upon their design. In this multi-disciplinary class, students will learn engineering principles and apply them to a variety of projects to test their theories and help them gain understanding of the concepts. Some of the principles may include engineering and mechanical challenges as they build their own vehicles (6 or 7 in all). Concepts will be demonstrated through classroom lecture, activities and projects. Data will be taken and analyzed.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from Musicals

--Grades 6-12

Instructor:  Kelly Petrie

Learn about History through drama! We'll have loads of fun as we survey musicals in different historical settings. This multidisciplinary class allows students to explore in a fun and unusual way, events and the concept of human decision-making in snapshots of regional moments in time. Our studies will spotlight world events in different eras and highlight responsibilities we all have.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Exploding Science

--Grades 1-2

--Grades 3-5

Instructor:  Stacy Collins

Encourage the love of science with this awesome class full of exploding science experiments. Your kids can learn the fundamentals of physics and chemistry while being fascinated and entertained. In this multidisciplinary course, students will explore several topics with a focus on technology and the physical world. This hands on project based class will provide an avenue for inquiry and investigation. The role of the student in this course is to develop inquiry and problem solving skills within the context of technology and applied scientific investigation.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Famous Figures of Early Modern History

--Grades 1-2

Instructor:   Rasha Watson

This class sweeps across human history throughout the Early Modern world. We’ll be visiting long-ago times all over the globe and introduce some famous people in early modern history to our young students. Meet Mary the Queen of Scots, Pocahontas, Rembrandt, Louis XIV, Isaac Newton, Peter the Great, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ch’ien-lung, Captain James Cook, Catherine the Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Sacagawea and many more! In this class, history will come to life, as students create card stock action figures and participate in other exciting crafts and activities. This multidisciplinary class allows students to study world events highlighting human decision making and the responsibilities we all have.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Guitar

--Grades 6-12

Instructor:   TBD

Through​ ​a​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​approach​ ​students​ ​will​ ​explore​ ​music​ ​and​ ​technology. Students​ ​will​ learn the parts of a guitar and how to tune the guitar. They will be introduced​ ​to​ ​form:​ ​using​ ​hands​ ​in​ ​playing​ ​guitar​ ​with​ ​pick,​ ​learning standard​ ​music​ ​notation​ ​in​ ​performing​ ​exercises,​ ​short​ ​songs,​ ​finger​ ​chords, and transitioning between chords.

PreReq: None

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Handbells

--Grades 1-2

Instructor:  Kim Smith

Come have a blast learning to play handbells and percussion instruments in a small group setting! In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​students​ ​will​ ​learn​ to ​explore​ ​music​ ​through​ ​technology​ ​and they​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​to play the instruments ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group ensemble.​ ​Instruction​ ​will​ ​be​ ​demonstrated​ ​through​ ​classroom​ ​lecture, demonstration,​ ​group instruction,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​trial​ ​and​ ​error.​ ​Exploration​ ​in​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​may include​ ​music​ ​technology,​ ​composers,​ ​care​ ​and​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instruments,​ ​science​ ​of sound,​ ​music​ ​theory,​ ​music​ ​history,​ ​artistic​ ​expression,​ ​songwriting, responsibility,​ ​accountability,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​practice. There will be a group performance at the end of the semester.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Imagination Station

--Grades 1-2

Instructor:  Rasha Watson

"Ms. Rasha has done wonders with this class and we wanted to offer it again. She will read aloud from classic and award-winning literature while our young students quietly play with manipulatives, building blocks, modeling clay, or other imagination-based products. The remaining part of class will include hands-on crafts, games or activities related to the literature reading to further encourage the imagination.

This multidisciplinary class aims to introduce students to literary terms, evaluation, and discussion while being read a variety of enjoyable books. The goal of the read-aloud list is for students to fall in love with great literature and be challenged in how they process these great works. Students will participate in discussions to express themselves, explore, create and wonder."

*Self-pay $150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inventors and Inventions

--Grades 3-6

Instructor:  Myles Barnard

Learn science together with history in an exciting format. Mr. Myles' very popular class is back for Fall '21. This​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​allows​ ​students​ ​to​ discuss some of the greatest inventions of all time and study the inventors, examining the era in which he or she lived and study the scientific principles behind the workings of each invention. Hands-on activities and experiments will be used to enhance our studies. This class will also ​focus​ ​on​ ​the​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​leadership​ ​decisions that​ ​were​ ​made.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Jewelry Making

--Grades 4-12

Instructor:   Wendy Ockers

Materials Fee:  $10

In this popular Jewelry class, students will design, decorate, seal, and mount different materials to create colorful and wearable works of art. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore the varying qualities of materials, techniques, media technology, and processes at an advanced and developing level. Students will develop the concept of proper use of art materials and using tools safely and responsibly, develop a successful visual vocabulary, develop reflective thinking skills by observing, analyzing, and critically evaluating works of art for the purpose of improving technical quality, produce and exhibit a final product that demonstrates quality craftsmanship and technique at a developing level. Students are welcome to take this one again if they'd like to revisit these techniques and further develop their skills.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Karate

-- All Grades

Instructor:  Becky Berro and Alice Walters

In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course,​ ​students​ ​​ ​will​ ​concentrate​ ​on​ ​the​ ​improvement​ ​of​ ​specific​ ​sport​ ​skills​ ​and​ ​strategies​ ​needed​ ​to successfully​ ​master​ ​the​ ​techniques​ ​of​ ​karate​ ​and​ ​enjoy​ ​recreational​ ​sports.​ We will also learn about the history of different styles through time.​ Goals include:​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​maintain​ ​a​ ​high​ ​level​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​fitness,​ ​develop​ ​positive​ ​attitudes and​ ​behaviors​ ​relating​ ​to​ ​physical​ ​and​ ​mental​ ​well-being,​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​knowledge​ ​and understanding​ ​of​ ​physical​ ​education​ ​concepts​ ​and​ ​develop​ ​skills​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in lifelong​ ​physical​ ​activities.  Over time you will have the opportunity to earn a belt in this class.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Lunch Counter

--Grades 6-12

Instructor:  TBD

Understanding​ ​and​ ​handling​ ​money​ ​properly​ ​is​ ​very​ ​important.​ ​So plan​ ​to​ ​have​ ​some​ ​fun​ ​with​ ​money​ ​skills!​ ​ ​​The​ ​activities​ ​you​ ​do​ ​will​ ​include​ ​problem​ ​solving,​ ​estimating​ ​costs, managing an inventory, filling orders, and​ ​making​ ​change​ ​while​ ​you​ ​do​ ​real​ ​life​ ​tasks at a snack counter during our school lunch period. (Profits, in the past, have been used to purchase laptops, renovate a corner of kitchen for our Lunch Counter, and purchase rolling cabinetry for Harbor storage.)

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Mad Scientist: Potions

--Grades 1-2

--Grades 3-5

Instructor:  Deb Busuito

This one-semester course will provide 28 hands-on experiments and activities that promote critical thinking, teach age-appropriate chemical principles, and follow the scientific method of investigation. Through step-by-step experiments, predictions, observations, and conclusions, students will be able to explain results and how science concepts relate to the real world. Each week, students will complete 2 experiments and lab reports that reinforce and enhance the topic. This semester will cover: States of matter, mass, volume, density, buoyancy, surface tension, air pressure, and heat.

Note:  The experiments in the 3rd-5th grade course are different and more advanced than those used in the 1st-2nd grade course.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Mechanics Projects & Experiments

--Grades 3-5

Instructor:  Nicole Montgomery

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore engineering and mechanics principles in a variety of applications. In lab, students will build hands-on models such as wind power generators, cranes, pendulum clocks, sail cars, pin ball games, a centrifuge, and many more. We will experiment with these and some simple machines. We'll learn about real-world applications each week related to different physics and mechanics topics.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

MidEastern Food, Phrases, Culture

--Grade 3-5

Instructor: Rasha Watson

Part cultural appreciation, part language, and part culinary adventure, students will have an adventurous learning experience in this class. Through a multidisciplinary approach, this class will allow students to discover that there is a whole world out there waiting for them to explore! Please join us for a great semester of learning about the Middle Eastern world from a variety of different angles--through the arts and technology, students will explore various avenues: whether it's cities, states, or countries; rivers, lakes or oceans; valleys, plains, or mountains; people, places, or things; or animal, mineral, or vegetable, we'll try to cover it. Part cultural appreciation, part language, and part culinary adventure, students will have an adventurous learning experience in this class

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Minecraft

--Grade 3-5

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Brett M of Alex Thomas & Friends

Revised for Fall! Through applications with Minecraft, students will explore technology design concepts through a multidisciplinary approach.  Students will build and play together. while exploring and making real life connections. Work cooperatively to overcome challenges, make epic structures, do some red stone builds, as well as explore other materials, geological elements, and different types of builds in the server.  Play in a safe realm in a positive, interest-driven environment.

*This class will have a $10 Technology fee

*Self-pay $190

 

 

Morning Stretch and Afternoon Energizer

--Grades 1-12

Instructors:  Becky Berro and Alice Walters

After a year of limited activities for children and teens, we thought a fun fitness duo would be a good option for our students - 30 minutes before and after our usual class times. Together, the two 30-minute sessions count as a single class. Students have the option to participate in both sessions or just one!

The morning session will be a gentle wake-up mix of stretching and light exercise. For the afternoon session, we are planning a variety of fun and very active games which may include running and racing, and will be outside on the lawn whenever possible.

In this multidisciplinary duo, students will learn to develop a healthy lifestyle and to incorporate fitness into daily routines by making fitness fun. Students will also explore healthy eating habits, keep a digital fitness log, and are encouraged to use technology and artistic expression as part of their healthy lifestyle.

Children should wear comfortable clothing, in light layers as appropriate for the season.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Musical Instrument Sampler

--Grades 3-5

Instructor:   TBD

Come have a blast learning to play a variety of instruments in a small group setting! In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​students​ ​will​ ​learn​ to ​explore​ ​music​ ​through​ ​technology​ ​and they​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​to play ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group ensemble.​ ​Instruction​ ​will​ ​be​ ​demonstrated​ ​through​ ​classroom​ ​lecture, demonstration,​ ​group instruction,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​trial​ ​and​ ​error.​ ​Exploration​ ​in​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​may include​ ​music​ ​technology,​ ​composers,​ ​care​ ​and​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instruments,​ ​science​ ​of sound,​ ​music​ ​theory,​ ​music​ ​history,​ ​artistic​ ​expression,​ ​songwriting, responsibility,​ ​accountability,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​practice. There will be a group performance at the end of each semester.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Mythbusters

--Grade 6-12

Instructor: Deb Busuito

"Busted", "Plausible", or "Confirmed"?  Experience the Mythbuster signature mix of scientific method, gleeful curiosity, and elbow-grease ingenuity.

Each week:

- Conduct hands-on experiments to put myths to the test in the classroom without the need for explosives, catapults or a fire extinguisher!

- Review actual Mythbuster investigations and make predictions about the validity of each myth.

- Watch a short Mythbusters video to see how Adam and Jamie proved or busted the myth.

- Discuss and compare our classroom results with actual Mythbusting conclusions.

This multidisciplinary class will introduce students to critical thinking attributes and life skills that can be applied to decision-making processes in their educational studies. Students will collaborate with peers while applying strategies to solve real life scientific problems or game based challenges such as these.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Ninja Warrior Training

--Grade K-1  Tues

--Grade 2-6  Tues

--Grade 7-12  Wed

Instructor:  Coach Matt

Note: This class meets off-site on Tues or Wed

It's back!  This multidisciplinary class is designed to enhance the students' physical education curriculum and will be held at Athletika Fitness in Livonia.  Students will concentrate on Ninja Warrior Training on obstacle courses and the improvement of specific skills and strategies like speed and agility training that are needed to successfully master and enjoy this exciting sport.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Pastries & Cookie Decorating

--Grade 3-5

Instructor:  TBD

Cooking is an art and an experience, as is the art of confections. This cross curricular culinary expressions class is developed to offer basic culinary concepts and hands on experiences directly in the kitchen. With a focus on Pastries and Cookie Decorating, students in this class will increase knowledge and skill in a diverse set of culinary practices such as food handling and sanitation guidelines, simple kitchen terms, measuring, and following a recipe. Students are taught through the use of in-class demonstration, technology, and art!

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Piano (beginning)

--Grades 1-2

Instructor:  TBD

Required:  Piano or Keyboard at home for practice.

Harbor has Keyboards for students to use in class.

Come have a blast learning to play the piano in a small group setting! In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​students​ ​will​ ​learn​ to ​explore​ ​music​ ​through​ ​technology​ ​and they​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​to play the piano ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group ensemble.​ ​Instruction​ ​will​ ​be​ ​demonstrated​ ​through​ ​classroom​ ​lecture, demonstration,​ ​group instruction,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​trial​ ​and​ ​error.​ ​Exploration​ ​in​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​may include​ ​music​ ​technology,​ ​composers,​ ​care​ ​and​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instruments,​ ​science​ ​of sound,​ ​music​ ​theory,​ ​music​ ​history,​ ​artistic​ ​expression,​ ​songwriting, responsibility,​ ​accountability,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​practice. There will be a group performance at the end of each semester.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Printmaking

--Grade 4-7

Instructor: Catherine Young

Design and print a canvas bag design and T-shirt of your own to take home!  Students will learn about the creative procedure of printmaking in this multidisciplinary class. Printmaking is a fascinating process that allows the artist to make multiple original works of art. It involves creating a design on one surface that is then transferred to another surface, usually paper or cloth. In this class we will explore different methods of printmaking including the age-old process of Suminagashi (a class favorite - creating prints by floating inks on the surface of water).  Included are materials and techniques of the medium along with various subjective problems involving form, color, and composition, utilizing criticism and aesthetics. Some expert artists will be studied and their styles imitated. Painting projects may be inspired by famous art or may be original designs. Style will vary from classic to modern and abstract art.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Public Speaking

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Lindsay Steves

Through a multidisciplinary approach, in this class, students will learn tips, insights, and strategies which will help them become confident and effective speakers. A small class is a great way for kids to come out of their shells, learn techniques to lesson speaker anxiety, and create new comfort zones. Our goal is to prepare students for success in typical public speaking situations.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Secret Agent

--Grades 4-5

Instructor: Deb Busuito

Can you keep a secret? Here's your mission:

- Crack codes once used by real spies and learn to write your own codes and ciphers. You'll be able to write secret messages and ""Csfbl uif dpef"" after learning code-breaking techniques.

- Perfect your spy skills through challenging games and activities.

- Learn about amazing true tales of real-life secret agents and the role of intelligence and espionage in wartime.

- Discover what it takes to become a real-life intelligence agent.

- Learn about the importance of accurate communications and how to gather and analyze information.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will explore why critical thinking is important and how does critical thinking differ from simple thinking. We will ask questions such as: What are strategies I can employ while solving logic problems and puzzles? How can I solve them while working with others on concepts involving common logical errors when one is making a written or spoken argument.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Solar Robots 2

--Grade 3-5

Instructor:  Nicole Montgomery

PreReq:  None!

We will build real, working Robots from scratch with gears, shafts, pistons, tires, and more.  Powered by the sun, our robots will use a solar power panel that collects solar energy into an electric energy drive motor, which drives the gears to make the robot move smoothly. Students will learn about renewable energy sources and have loads of fun experimenting and building.

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Spanish

--Grades 1-2

Instructor:  Nina Martinez

This is a beginning Spanish multidisciplinary course which emphasizes oral communication in a variety of topics at a basic level.  Students will learn basic conversational Spanish.  Students will develop and improve weekly in the four language skills of speaking, listening, basic reading and writing as well as an appreciation of Spanish culture.  We will utilize games and fun activities every week to reinforce lessons and make learning fun and enjoyable.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Special Effects Makeup

--Grade 6-12

Instructor:  Alex Thomas & Friends

Students will learn a variety of special effects makeup techniques from a professional special effects artist. In this multidisciplinary class, students will explore theatrical makeup and movie makeup effects including those with latex and sculpture pieces. Students will also learn to create trauma effects like cuts, scars, burns, bruises, and more using a combination of special effects makeup, and non-toxic household materials. Students will be creating the effects on their own skin,so please report any allergies when registering. We will be using a variety of sculpture techniques and materials to develop skills and provide a basis for creative development aimed at gaining sensitivity in the composition, observation, and analysis of sculptural form.

*Self-pay $175

 

 

Story Time Art

--Grade 1-3

Instructor:  Catherine young

This hands-on art and literature class will allow students to combine media in a variety of projects. Our creative Ms. Catherine will read beautiful literature to our young class and then students will create gorgeous works of art influenced by the subject of our reading. Students will strengthen their design skills and learn about layering techniques. Projects may include, Pastels and Charcoal, Computer Images and Colored Pencils or Markers, Collage, Watercolor Painting, found objects, and much more.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Violin

--All Grades

Instructor:  Rachel Shockey

Come have a blast learning to play the violin in a small group setting!  In​ ​this​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​class​ ​students​ ​will​ ​learn​ to ​explore​ ​music​ ​through​ ​technology​ ​and they​ ​will​ ​learn​ ​to play the violin ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group ensemble.​ ​Instruction​ ​will​ ​be​ ​demonstrated​ ​through​ ​classroom​ ​lecture, demonstration,​ ​group instruction,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​trial​ ​and​ ​error.​ ​Exploration​ ​in​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​may include​ ​music​ ​technology,​ ​composers,​ ​care​ ​and​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instruments,​ ​science​ ​of sound,​ ​music​ ​theory,​ ​music​ ​history,​ ​artistic​ ​expression,​ ​songwriting, responsibility,​ ​accountability,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​importance​ ​of​ ​practice.  There will be a group performance at the end of each semester.  (Continuing students or instructor permission only)

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Wild Kratts' Creature Science

--Grades K-2

Instructor:  Lindsay Steves

A creative science class based on the Wild Kratts' shows where our students will have fun earning Creature Power Disks about different animals. The Natural World is a fascinating place and understanding and appreciating it is the first step in caring for it. In this course students will discover more about the world around them through hands on activities, in class lab activities and involves a multidisciplinary approach involving art and technology as well.

*Self-pay $150

 

 

Woodworking

--Grade 3-5

Instructor:  Ron Brandt

Emphasis: Hand tools, Power tools, Cutting and assembly.

Materials Fee:  $10

This​ ​multidisciplinary​ ​course​ ​is​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​emphasize​ ​activities​ ​in​ ​planning,​ ​design​ ​and construction ​as​ ​applied​ ​to​ ​common​ ​forms​ ​of​ ​woodworking.​ ​Accuracy,​ ​neatness,​ ​sound work​ ​habits​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​are​ ​stressed​ in this class.​ ​Students​ ​acquire​ ​knowledge​ ​and​ ​skills​ ​through​ ​demonstrations,​ ​educational media​ ​and​ ​practice​ ​projects. Project this semester will be a newly designed Birdhouse and one more if time permits!"

*Self-pay $150

 

 

ZenTangle

--Grades 3-5

--Grades 6-12

Instructor:  Betty Borza

This semester's drawing course is an introduction to fundamental techniques and concepts of expressive drawing. Students will participate in a project based multidisciplinary course using the fun art of ZenTangle! Zentangle drawing is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called "tangles". Students create tangles with simple combinations of dots, lines, curves, and orbs. Sometimes used as a form of therapy, people practicing Zentangle have found that this type of drawing has increased self-confidence, relieved stress and anxiety, improved eye-hand coordination, and further developed their creativity. We think our students will enjoy this!

*Self-pay $150