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AJCW Winter 2013 – Take Two! – Nakita Baby
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AJCW Winter 2013 – Take Two!

We have a warm friendly space for you at AJCW this winter!

 

 

This line up of amazing classes below is for the 6 weeks, February 28, 2013 through April 4, 2013.

This year’s AJ Collective Workshops is running in 6 week sessions throughout the calendar school year. The final session before summer break will run  April 18 through May 23.


Classes meet at the Ethical Humanist Society at 7574 N. Lincoln, Skokie, IL.

** All registration is held by the facilitating teacher personally. All contact information is listed for each specific class. With general questions email Amy at: mommy@nakitababy.com.


Lil’s Art Adventure
9:45a – 10:45a

This go-around with the little’s we will be getting busy with some reducing, reusing and recycling! Using eco-crafting as our best friend we will create one large project per week. Learning the step-by-step process is the key to this art adventure!  Parents are invited and encouraged to attend and explore along with their wee-ones.
Class is taught by art enthusiast extraordinaire, unschooling mom Amy Jarjusey, and Clare Heath, mom and teacher, always looking for something new to learn about.  She has taught in an art gallery, a natural history museum and a Montessori school and has learned all sorts of things on three different continents.        
Class minimum: 5 children ages 3-7 years.
Cost: $65 per child for the full 6 week session. Drop in fee $12.
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Jarjusey: mommy@nakitababy.com 

 

 

Journalism 101
9:45a – 10:45a
Do you have a nose for news, an eye for observation, an ear for intelligence? Are you the next Ida B. Wells, Woodward or Bernstein or Janine Zacharia?* Then come join the (temporarily named) Homeschool Gazette! We’ll examine the Who, What, When, Why and How of newspaper reporting and we’ll work towards producing our own Homeschool Newspaper. Reporters should have a basic ability to write a few sentences on their own. Creative spelling and punctuation are welcome: we’ll edit each other’s work and learn how to write readable stories. *Don’t know who those folks are? Come find out and be amazed!
Class is taught by Amy Ellison, a homeschool mom and filmmaker. She has taught screenwriting, documentary production, cloth diapering and baby wearing, but not in the same places. In her spare time she can be found reading the New York Times, The Chicago Reporter, and the Black Mountain News
Class MAX: 8 students ages 8 -12. Reporters should be able to write a few sentences on their own. Creative spelling and punctuation are welcome.
Cost: $70 per reporter.
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Ellison: stillellison@me.com

 

 

Reading Comprehension
9:45a – 10:45a
Reading and discussion for kids 6-9, we will be reading stories and discussing them, as well as doing a little bit of writing, inspired by the Junior Great books program. Please note that we will be reading in class, and your child does not have to be reading to fully participate.
Class is taught by Jennifer Reft, an instructor at Morton College.
Class minimum: 2 students ages 6-9 years.
Cost: $60 plus $10 materials fee.
Questions, information or to register contact Jennifer Reft: reftpt93@gmail.com

 

 

Collage, Decoupage & More – CLASS IS FULL!!! (Check back next session. Thank You!)
9:45a – 10:45a

New fun projects! Come join or continue creating collage-based works. This class makes projects using collage and decoupage techniques, and even combines them with other media like drawing, painting and printmaking. Collage is artwork made from objects that are glued down onto a surface – a piece of paper or board. We will use a variety of object such as colored paper, decorated paper, fabric, and found objects (broken toys, shells, bead, etc). Decoupage is perfect for the child or teen who will enjoy a meditative process of tearing paper and gluing it to a book, box, or bowl. Themes vary from personal experiences, abstract concepts, fancy landscapes, to Matisse paper cutouts! All projects are tailored to meet the individual’s skill level.
This class is taught by Charisse Antonopoulos, a homeschooling mom, who has a MFA in Book & Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a MA in Printmaking from The University of Alabama. She has taught Art History, Typography, Printmaking, and Drawing at college level. Charisse currently teaches Collage, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Bookmaking, and Puppetry to children of all ages.
Class minimum: 5 students ages 7 years and older.
Cost: $60 per student plus $15 supply fee.
Questions, information or to register contact Charisse Antonopoulos: charisse39@gmail.com

 

Emulating Authors
9:45a – 10:45a
What is your favorite young adult series, book, TV show or movie? Are you a Star Wars, Dr. Who, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Lord of the Rings, the Hithchiker’s Guide, the Giver, etc… aficionado? Do you often imagine what happens to the main characters long after the book ends? If so, this is your chance to keep those characters and stories alive. Emulating J.K. Rowling, Lemony Snicket, Phillip Pullman and other beloved authors you will create weekly installments in the sagas you have come to love. Seasoned and budding authors and fans in general will enjoy this opportunity to share and expand on their favorite genres, and mix it up by trying new writing methods in conjunction with the already widely enjoyed fiction many have come to know. Come to the first class prepared to give a short description of your chosen author’s works.
Class will be taught by Kim Campbell. She has found plenty of opportunities to share her love of writing with the Chicago community of homeschoolers. She has worked as a literacy tutor, taught writer’s workshops and zine writing workshops and was the founder of the tween and teen clubs with NUG kids.
Class minimum: 5, ages: 11 & up
Cost: $70, $130 for siblings.
Questions, information or to register contact Kim Campbell: kim@kimzyn.com

 

CircusYoga     
9:45a – 10:45a          
CircusYoga is a whole lot of fun balled up into this one-hour class. We will build our basic circus and yogic skills while learning to Juggle, do Partner Acrobatics, Hula Hoop, Clown and more! CircusYoga uses the poses and philosophy of yoga combined with the expression and skills of circus plus whatever each unique individual brings to the fun.  This class will culminate in a performance for the AJCW community.  Come join the Circus! Classes are taught by Yoli Maya Yeh is a Yoga Therapist (VYASA, Yoga for the Special Child) and an Educator in Comparative Religions and Global Studies (MA Comparative Religious Ethics). Yoli spent twelve years of her young adulthood studying language, yoga, tantra, healing arts and meditation in India. A native of Evanston, IL, she blends her understandings of Indigenous wisdom teachings, mind-body science, yogic discipline, and play into innovative learning programs for all ages and abilities. Her recent teaching adventures in cross-cultural education work took her to Jordan, Israel, India, Nepal, Thailand and Cambodia with 15-23 year old students challenging themselves to understand what it means to be a Global Citizen. (More info at: www.yogawithyoli.com)Class minimum: 5 students ages 10-20 years.
Cost: $60 per student including materials.
Questions, information or to register contact Yoli Maya Yeh: kokypus@yahoo.com or 847-505-5947.

                                                                                                                                                                                   

 

ASL 2
9:45a – 10:45a

For students with a strong sign base, we will tackle ASL more in depth. More signing, more Deaf Culture, less reviewing! You must have instructor permission for this class.
Classes are taught by Amy Eaton who learned ASL in 1988 working with National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s “Sunshine Too”, an outreach company made up of 3 hearing and 3 Deaf actors. Based in Rochester, NY, they toured most of the US, performing for all kinds of audiences in all kinds of situations. In 1990, she moved to Chicago with comrade Peter Cook, an internationally recognized Deaf Poet. Together they taught a mix of ASL and creative drama under the auspices of Urban Gateways from 1991-1995. In 1993 Amy co-founded Nature of the Beast and directed their original “ASL Opera” adaptation of “Medea.”
NOTE: Instructor permission required for ASL 2.
Class minimum: 5 people, ages 8 and up, parents welcome to take the class as well. (Younger folk by permission only.)
Cost: $70 per student (sibling/family rate available)
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Eaton: amyceaton@gmail.com                                                  

 

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
11a – 12p                                                                                                       
Together we make these wonders come alive through storytelling, arts and crafts, song, dance and imagination!  The Seven Wonders of the Ancient bring us through different cultures and traditions while we marvel in wonder in how our ancient ancestors built massive structures like the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pyramids of Giza.  Even more, is our discovery of why these Ancient Wonders were built and what values they represent.
Classes are taught by Yoli Maya Yeh is a Yoga Therapist (VYASA, Yoga for the Special Child) and an Educator in Comparative Religions and Global Studies (MA Comparative Religious Ethics). Yoli spent twelve years of her young adulthood studying language, yoga, tantra, healing arts and meditation in India. A native of Evanston, IL, she blends her understandings of Indigenous wisdom teachings, mind-body science, yogic discipline, and play into innovative learning programs for all ages and abilities. Her recent teaching adventures in cross-cultural education work took her to Jordan, Israel, India, Nepal, Thailand and Cambodia with 15-23 year old students challenging themselves to understand what it means to be a Global Citizen. (More info at: www.yogawithyoli.com)
Class minimum: 5 students ages 5-10 years.
Cost: $72 per student including materials.
Questions, information or to register contact Yoli Maya Yeh: kokypus@yahoo.comor 847-505-5947.

        

                                                                                                                       

All Children’s Storytime
11a – 12p
Ever find that you just don’t have enough story time with your little one? Wondering how to include the many cultures in your own home library but just don’t know where to start? In this class children will have a wide range of inspiring multicultural stories read to them. Each week we’ll read a different story and work on a related activity. It’s an opportunity to nurture empathy, ecological consciousness, curiosity, and collaboration.

Class is taught by Cecily Arroyo who over the past 20+ years taught grammar school in Berkeley, CA, has collected a wide range of multicultural literature and picture books, and until recently taught undergraduate cultural studies with a focus on policy and social justice issues. She’s found that the only people who ever experience her vast children’s library are her own two homeschooled daughters, Maya 7 and Mariposa 3. It’s time to share that collection with our own homeschooling community!
Class minimum: 5 people, ages 3 – 7 years.
Cost: $50 for the full 6 week session. Drop in Fee $10
Questions, information or to register contact Cecily Arroyo: cecily@timarroyo.com                                                                                     

 

 

Multi-Player Minecraft  – CLASS IS FULL!!! (Check back next session. Thank You!)
11a -12p
Are you a Minecraft enthusiast? Or perhaps you have heard the hype and you wonder what all of this Minecraft stuff is about? This is the class for you! Join Henry Kopp and Kaidin Jarjusey as they teach you the basics of how to play Minecraft, the steps to building a server, and all of the know-how’s to Minecraft. This class is for the very-beginner through the semi-knowledgeable player. This six week session will include things like; LAN worlds, setting up multi-player servers using JAR files, opping, banning, whitelisting, plug-ins for public servers, feed the beast servers, as well as building basics, advanced building, survival basics, food and more! This awesome class will wrap up at the end with a two team building competition to encapsulate all of the new skills learned!
Class is facilitated by unschoolers Henry Kopp and Kaidin Jarjusey, avid Minecraft players. (Supervised by unschooling parents Martha Campbell and Amy Jarjusey.)
Class MAX: 10 students. Each student should bring a laptop if they are able, with their Minecraft account set up (strongly suggested), but sharing of computers will work as well. Class is firm at the first 10 registered students.
Cost: $30 per student for the full six weeks.
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Jarjusey: mommy@nakitababy.com

                                 

                                                                                                                       
Hands on Art History – CLASS IS FULL!!! (Check back next session. Thank You!)
11a -12p
This is a great introduction to the works of famous artists and their artistic styles. The framework of the class begins with reading about and looking at a specific artist’s personal background and body of work. After reading and discussing the work students will be provided with materials to create an art piece based on that artist’s style. This brief overview and the hands on component have proven to enhance the student’s ability to recognize the works of a variety of artists and enables them to differentiate styles and periods of art. The artists that will be featured this session are: Vincent Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Henri Matisse, Georgia O’keefe. Alexander Calder and Andy Warhol.
Class is taught by Joyce Elias, an Evanston based artist and former homeschool parent. She works in a variety of mediums including collage, assemblage and ceramics. She has been teaching art to home school children for many years in and out of her studio.
Class minimum: 8 students ages 6-12.
Cost: $70 per student.
Questions, information or to register contact Joyce Elias: krinklebein@aol.com or (h) 847-475-7992 and (c) 847-337- 6212.

 

Philosophy Social Club, Part 2 – CLASS IS FULL!!! (Check back next session. Thank You!)
11a – 12p
Continuing with our reading of Sophie’s World A Novel About the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarden, the members of the philosophy social club will gather weekly to discuss the great philosophers and their ideas. Students will read 3 chapters a week at home. During the 6 weeks of class they will have discussed and debated topics ranging from Spinoza all the way up to philosophy in our own time, thus completing the novel. The class itself will be “flipped”, meaning the reading and research will happen at home and the discussion and lots of lively group work will happen in class. This class promises to be fun and fascinating, as well as a great introduction to western philosophical thought. It will require a commitment to read and the willingness to be an adventurous thinker and presenter.
Class will be taught by Kim Campbell. She has found plenty of opportunities to share her love of writing with the Chicago community of homeschoolers. She has worked as a literacy tutor, taught.
Class minimum: 5 students, ages 12 years and up. Prerequisite: Attendance in first session of Philosophy Social Club or permission of instructor. NOTE: The age limit of 12 and up is solid. Also: purchase and read the book Sophie’s World A Novel About the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarden. Online book review: http://www.prolificliving.com/blog/2007/12/22/jostein-gaarder-sophies-world/
Cost: $70 per student.
Questions, information or to register contact Kim Campbell: kim@kimzyn.com.

 

Little Wing Music     
11a -12p
School of Rock Chicago has been teaching kids to rock out nationwide for 5 years, and we’re now bringing awesome music to a younger generation.  Through motor games, dancing, singing, and playing instruments, we pass onto kids the early-childhood music skills they need (pitch, rhythm, song structure) to be musically confident moving into later life. Most importantly, we use great music:  The Stones, Beatles, Queen, Bowie, James Brown — and teach them all about the instruments responsible for making that music happen.  Music is that magical avenue into a little soul with untapped ideas, images, and movement. We aim to unearth that potential. Your little artists explore rhythm patterns, tonal processing, basic music syntax, and make emotional connections to great music. Confidence emerges leading them down their own creative journey. We are looking to contribute to the full development of confident, imaginative, young children, who go out and inspire their world. (See www.littlewing.com to see a video of our classes in action.
Classes are taught by Andrew Doney. Having been a piano and voice teacher for the past 10 years, his main goal is to inspire musical confidence.  Music should be for everyone, not just for the so-called “talented” people.  By teaching music that people already love, rather than forcing them to learn dated and uninteresting material from method books, he has strived to make an impact on all of our lives.  Playing music should be like listening to music:  fun, engaging, and social — just like it was before recorded music existed.
Though he has a degree in Jazz Piano, he teaches my students (however old they are) whatever they want to hear!  Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz….. there’s value in all of it, and it’s all fun — which is what music is all about.
Class minimum 6 kids ages 4-5 years.
Cost: $108/student ($18/class).
Questions, information or to register contact Andrew Doney: adoney+ajcw@littlewing.com  or Phone:  (626) 353-4235

                                                                                                                                                           

Knitting 102   – CLASS IS FULL!!! (Check back next session. Thank You!)
11a – 12p                                                                                                       
This class is for someone who already knows how to knit, purl, cast-on, bind-off, K2tog, Kfb.  We will add on to those skills by learning how to fix a dropped stitch, M1, yarn over, pick up stitches, make a button hole, and whatever else we can think up.  Students will pick a project to work on with guidance. The materials fee is for practice yarn.  Students will be expected to bring needles and to purchase their own special project yarn.  You can opt out of the materials fee by buying all materials yourself.  A list will be given with class conformation for those interested.      
Class is taught by Denyse Ffrench who has been knitting since 2003. Her professional life has nothing to do with knitting, but that doesn’t stop her from doing it a lot. I am sure you have seen her sitting and knitting at various locations.
Class MAX: 10 individuals ages 9 years and older.
Cost: $50 class fee + $10 materials
Questions, information or to register contact Denyse Ffrench: denyseffrench@sbcglobal.net (PAYPAL accepted for this class.)

                                                                                                                                                                                   

——————   12:00p to 12:45p – LUNCH BREAK  ———————

 

 

Toddler Handwriting Letter Adventures
12:45p – 1:45p           
COME LEARN WITH ME! This class emphasizes letter formation using the award winning Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum and multi-sensory strategies for 2 to 4 year olds. This curriculum uses a child centered developmental approach to equip children with a solid foundation for handwriting success. The class emphasizes color and shape recognition, fine and gross motor skill development, and spatial awareness. Students engage in fun hands-on sensory motor activities to solidify letter formation without using a pencil. Music, movement, and sensory experiences are used to boost memory of the skills learned. Mat Man is used to teach the students body and shape awareness.  Students’ work on coloring and drawing the pre writing strokes required for the confidence to write uppercase letters. Fine motor activities such as proper scissor use are taught to strengthen manipulation of writing utensil while improving pencil/crayon control. More information about “Handwriting Without Tears’ Get Set for School program” can be found at ww.HWTears.com.
Class is taught by Tiffany Powers-Reid who is a registered licensed occupational therapist. She obtained her bachelor of science in occupational therapy from Boston University in 1994. She has over 15 years of experience as a pediatric therapist.  As a therapist, Tiffany has been teaching handwriting throughout her career. She is Handwriting Without Tears® and Loop and Other Group trained. She has also received Level 1 Certification as handwriting specialist from Handwriting Without Tears®. Tiffany started Write Now Handwriting Services out of her desire to equip parents and their children with tools to write with ease and confidence. Write Now offers: small group afterschool sessions, camps, and tutoring for children from 2 to 16 years of age.     
Class minimum: 6 students ages 2-4 years.
Cost: $60 per student.
Questions, information or to register contact Tiffany Powers-Reid: writenow.reid@gmail.com or 773.507.5076

 

 

Introduction to German
12:45p – 1:45p
In this class students will receive an introduction to the German language and begin to speak German through individual studies and class participation. Over the course of six weeks they will be introduced to common phrases as well as basic grammar and learn the foundations of the language, from common nouns and verbs to short conversations. Learning will be enhanced by the use of a workbook, multimedia, short at-home assignments and social interactions in class. Ultimately, with this new knowledge will come many of the documented  benefits of learning a second language such as enhanced cognition, a better understanding of multiculturalism, enhanced English comprehension, increased knowledge of grammar, better college and work prospects, divergent  thinking skills, increased reading and writing ability in native language and  increased creativity.
Class is taught by Kim Campbell. As a young adult, Kim was an exchange student in Germany and enjoys looking for ways to keep her German speaking skills honed. She has worked as a literacy tutor, taught writer’s workshops and zine writing workshops and was the founder of the tween and teen clubs with NUG kids.
Class minimum: 5 students ages 11 & up. Requirements:  Notebook and pen, note taking skills, German in 10 minutes a day workbook and CD Rom.
Cost $70, $130 for siblings
Questions, information or to register contact Kim Campbell: kim@kimzyn.com.

 

Pastel Chalk Art Class – CLASS IS FULL!!! (Check back next session. Thank You!)
12:45p – 2:45p
           
In this two hour-long class, participants will create a masterpiece using pastel chalk. Students will receive instructional guidance and assistance during the first hour while having an optional second hour of open art studio time to encourage the continuation of the flow of their creative juices. Participants are required to bring, **to the first class**, a reference photo or picture they would like to replicate.     
Class is taught by Sandra Estrada, a mama of two. She sees life as one giant canvas and believes everyone is an artist in some way or another. She has been creating art as long as she can remember.
Class minimum: 5 students ages 8 years and up.
Cost: $70 per student, plus $30 supply fee. NOTE: Regsitration deadline is Feb. 25th so that proper supplies may be prepared for first day of classes.
Questions, information or to register contact Sandra Estrada: momofmiantonio@yahoo.com or 773-225-0155.

 

Documentaries! Dish and Discuss
12:45p – 1:45p
This is a fun social club for all ages…. Or anyone interested in watching documentaries and discussing with others! One to two short documentaries will be chosen each week for review at home. Come together each week for a lively discussion on what we liked, didn’t like or completely blew our minds away! Topics will be across the board from the serious to the silly. One thing is for certain…. It will be fun and engaging!
Class is organized by Amy Jarjusey, unschooling mom of four who loves to find a little extra time each week for some sort of leisure!
Class minimum: none, (suggested) ages teen through adult (But you be the best judge! If your younger child is interested in watching and discussing, they are more than welcome.)
Cost: rental fee donation of $15 per person, $25 max per family for the full 6 weeks.
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Jarjusey: mommy@naktiababy.com

 

 

Beginner Ballet
12:45p – 1:45p
In this class children will be introduced to and learn the basic fundamentals of classical ballet. We will work on flexibility, barr exercises, feet positions, hand positions, and some basic ballet movements across the floor while listening to beautiful classical music. It is a wonderful discipline. Great for the body and soul!
Class is taught by Mila Rascon, a homeschooling, stay at home, single mom of 3 beautiful children. You have seen them around in classes since the beginning of this year. Their names are Isadora, 7, Zion, 5, and Ayla, 2. We moved back here to my hometown from California this summer. I studied classical ballet in Chicago on full scholarship, beginning my professional career at age 9 with the Nutcracker at Arie Crown. I performed in that production for 9 years, playing the lead role, Clara, at age 11. I apprenticed and danced with several companies, Joffrey ballet in NY, Milwaukee ballet in WI, and Houston ballet in TX. I ran a ballet studio for young girls for 5 years while dancing and look forward to teaching again. I just adore this art!
Class minimum: 5 students ages 6 -12 years. *Children can wear whatever they want as long as I can see their body line and they are able to stretch. Socks or ballet slippers can be worn.         
Cost: $60 per student.
Questions, information or to register contact Mila Rascon: rascon@shantihouse.org or 562-857-0800

 

Knitting 101  – CLASS IS FULL!!! (Check back next session. Thank You!)
12:45p – 1:45
This class is for the beginning knitter. We will learn to cast-on, knit, purl and decrease stitches. Students will choose a project to complete. We will also focus on yarn gauge and choosing the right yarn for the right pattern. Class is taught by Denyse Ffrench who has been knitting since 2003. Her professional life has nothing to do with knitting, but that doesn’t stop her from doing it a lot. I am sure you have seen her sitting and knitting at various locations.
Class MAX: 6 individuals ages 9 years and older.
Cost: $50 class fee + $15 materials
Questions, information or to register contact Denyse Ffrench: denyseffrench@sbcglobal.net  (PAYPAL accepted for this class.)

 

Spanish 3-7
12:45p – 1:45p

This Spanish immersion class will focus on building vocabulary and basic communication skills through songs, games, and movement.
Class is taught by Andrew Yearick who has been teaching Spanish in the city for 7 years to kids from toddlers to adults, and has a degree in Education from Lock Haven University with concentrations in Spanish and German. When not teaching Spanish, Andrew pursues an artistic career as a musician and actor. He uses all of those skills in the classroom, and always enjoys his time with the kids.
Class minimum: 3 students ages 3- 7 years old.
Cost: $75 per student for six weeks, $20 sibling discount, $15 drop-in.
Questions, information or to register contact Andrew Yearick: andrew.yearick@gmail.com

 

 

Riot Grrlz
2p – 3p
Our days will consist of a self-awareness workshop geared towards attachment feminism to awaken the inner movement of female empowerment. We will learn from each other and grow together as stronger selves and sisters. Our time spent will be diverse, inclusive and sprayed with music, art (Zine making: a process we will complete at the closing of our session or as the projects pull together; one or more are possible) liberal topic discussion introduced by pre-chosen and carry along articles and spontaneous debates. Our time together will be girl-driven and with luck sparked with energy, compassion, fire and love. My role as facilitator is to assist with barriers and momentum. I am very proud to be able to congregate these emotions as a model for liberation and bringing these ideas to a more compact lifestyle: Feminism. Class is facilitated by mami of four Unschoolers: Ecclectic, Independant, Ethnocentric, Loud Mouth, Rambler, Emylee Delgado.
Class minimum: 5 grrlz ages 9 to 14 (and open). Girls should be willing to share, speak and bring all they have. Our strengths could be within or immediate, together we will work to find our paths.
Cost: $65 singular, $100 pair.
Questions, information or to register contact Emily Delgado: cosmicjustice@rocketmail.com

 

 

Gaming the Cursive Way (combined with) Printing Adventures
2p – 3p

COME WRITE WITH ME! This is geared to solidifying correct letter formation, while working on formation, speed and accuracy of cursive handwriting. This class teaches cursive letters formation using Mary Benbow, MS, OTR/L’s Loops and Other Groups: A Kinesthetic Writing System. Letters are taught in groups that share common movement patterns. Easy-to-remember motor and memory cues help the students visualize and verbalize while they experience the “feel” of the letter. Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum Multi-sensory strategies are also be applied in class activities. This class utilizes games to solidify correct letter formation, while working on speed and accuracy in cursive. More information about “Handwriting Without Tears” can be found at ww.HWTears.com.
Class is taught by Tiffany Powers-Reid, a registered licensed occupational therapist. She obtained her bachelor of science in occupational therapy from Boston University in 1994. She has over 15 years of experience as a pediatric therapist.  As a therapist, Tiffany has been teaching handwriting throughout her career. She is Handwriting Without Tears® and Loop and Other Group trained. She has also received Level 1 Certification as handwriting specialist from Handwriting Without Tears®. Tiffany started Write Now Handwriting Services out of her desire to equip parents and their children with tools to write with ease and confidence. Write Now offers: small group afterschool sessions, camps, and tutoring for children from 2 to 16 years of age. 
Class minimum: 6 students 5 to 9 years and up.
Cost: $70 per student.
Questions, information or to register contact Tiffany Powers-Reid: writenow.reid@gmail.com or 773.507.5076

 

Research and Presentation
2p – 3p
Children ages 10-16 are invited to grasp the concept of research.  Using the internet, interviews, questionnaires and surveys, books, and exhibit visitations, our group will grasp the value of research for almost any project.  Each student will be encouraged to begin an independent project (I will assist reluctant persons to choose).  That is, they will chose a topic (dare I say any topic?), narrow down their focus and do a presentation of their choice by the end of the session.
Class is taught by Yvonnie DuBose is a writer and Homeschooling mom. She has 20 years of experience as a tutor (including afterschool programs for CPS) and 15 years of experience developing and teaching curriculum. 
Class minimum: 5 students ages 10-16 years. (Must be able to read and comprehend, as well as write (or type).
Cost: $50 per student. $10 discount on multiple students from one family.
Questions, information or to register contact Yvonnie DuBose: yvonnies@theschoolwithin.com  

 

Traditional Taekwon-do
2p – 3p

In this *five* week session participants will learn the basic courtesies and customs, techniques and applications, of traditional Taekwon-do, a Korean martial art. NO class March 28th.
Class is taught by Tim Peebles is a 2nd degree Black Belt in Taekwon-do and a red belt/black stripe in Hapkido (both Korean martial arts) and a certified Kidpower instructor in “people safety skills.” For the last four years he has been an instructor in Connelly’s Academy of Martial Arts, teaching Taekwon-do classes in a variety of contexts, including homeschool co-ops, Chicago, Evanston, and Skokie elementary schools, church after-school programs, and neighborhood park districts.
Class minimum 8, ages 7 through adult.
Cost: $12 per class, per participant, or $60 for five classes (no class on March 28); 25% discount for all other family members ($ 9 per class; $45 for 5 classes).
Questions, information or to register contact Tim Peebles: tjpeebles@gmail.com

 

Philanthropists Unite!
2p – 3p
Doing good in the world was so much fun last time, we’re going to do it again! Last session we helped wildlife globally, the wildlife locally, the environment, battered women and children and fed the homeless…just to name a few! Just because you are young certainly does not mean that you don’t have a major impact on the world around you! Do you have passion to make the world a better place? Do you strive to be more empathetic to our neighbors in need? Do want to make changes to create a healthier earth for generations to come? This may be the class just for you! We will look at real-life issues going on in the world today, analyze what we want to address, create help-plans, and implement! Watch out world…. Homeschool philanthropists are uniting! Class is facilitated by unschooling mom Amy Jarjusey who, as Director of the Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago Golden Rule Sunday School this recent school year, has come realize just how eager children are be an integral part of the world around them. There is a genuine desire to do good, and why not allow that to spread? She is eager to gather with your philanthropists and develop help-plans and projects that they feel passionately about.
Class minimum: 5 students, approximately 9 years and older.
Cost: $60 per student, plus a “do-good” donation of $15. The “do-good” donations are collected to allow students a budget for projects they would like to implement, collect for, donate to, etc. (Bottom line: It is their 6 week budget to work with and all will be donated to some cause.)
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Jarjusey: mommy@nakitababy.com

 

Spanish 8-12
2p – 3p
This is a Spanish immersion class for 8-12 year-olds which will focus on communication, both in speaking and writing. Emphasis will be games, songs, and conversation, with a reading and writing component to each class, all in Spanish.
Class is taught by Andrew Yearick who has been teaching Spanish in the city for 7 years to kids from toddlers to adults, and has a degree in Education from Lock Haven University with concentrations in Spanish and German. When not teaching Spanish, Andrew pursues an artistic career as a musician and actor. He uses all of those skills in the classroom, and always enjoys his time with the kids.
Class minimum: 3 students ages 8-12 years old.
Cost: $75 per student for six weeks, $20 sibling discount, $15 drop-in.
Questions, information or to register contact Andrew Yearick: andrew.yearick@gmail.com

 

 

 

Intro to Montessori – CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT (Please contact instructor for future class interest. Thank You!        
3:15p – 4:15p
This class is for anyone interested in exploring the Montessori method.  We will discuss both the philosophical tenants and the practical applications.  We will learn about the importance of order, choice, collaborative learning, learning in context and movement and cognition.  We’ll talk about being a “guide,” rather than a teacher and how you might incorporate Montessori into your homeschooling repertoire. 
Class is taught by Clare Heath who has been involved in Montessori education since she was two. J She taught in a Montessori elementary classroom for eight years and is currently a faculty member at the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center.   
Class minimum: adults or interested teens
Cost: $60 per adult and $5 supply fee
Questions, information or to register contact Clare Heath: claremango@gmail.com

 

 

Waldorf-style Crafts and Circle Time
3:15p – 4:15p

Experience the warmth, creativity, and rhythm of a Waldorf school right here at AJCW! We will start each class with coloring with beautiful beeswax crayons. Next we will enjoy circle time full of seasonal songs, poems and puppet plays. We will make crafts from natural materials. Some examples might be felted wool balls, woven paper books, butterfly puppets, acorn babies, beeswax figures, and wet-on-wet watercolor paintings. After each craft we will enjoy some free play together and close with a lovely verse. Come and joy us!
Class is taught by Kristen Torrisi, the parent of two children who (cumulatively) spent 8 years at a Waldorf School. During that time I came to learn about (and love) many aspects of the Waldorf style of education. I was a room parent and spent countless hours in parent-child classes and crafting circles. I hope, through the teaching of this class, to bring some of what I (and my daughter) have learned to the AJCW community.
Class minimum: 3 students ages 4-7 years.
Cost: $60 (includes $25 material fee).
Questions, information or to register contact Kristen Torrisi: gktorrisi@hotmail.com or 773-263-4495

 

 

Polymer MINIATURES – Clay Club –  Only a FEW spots remain!
3:15p – 4:15p
Sculpey is on the return! Are you a miniature artist/creator/enthusiast and want to build more, learn more, share the skill with others, or *learn how to build miniatures!?! This is the clay club for you. Join us for fun-filled hour of creating and swapping! Each week we teach you a new design, there is time for free-flow sculpting and if you care to, swap creations with your friends as well! Share your secrets and your favorites, or learn a new fun craft! Club is led by unschooler Dahlia Jarjusey, an avid polymer clay creator and true artist who wants to share this passion with others. (Class supervised by her crafty passionate mom, Amy Jarjusey.)
Class minimum: 3 interested soles.
Cost: $40 per club member for the full 6 weeks ($15 supply fee included).
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Jarjusey : mommy@nakitababy.com  

 

 

Logical Thinking
3:15p – 4:15p
A fun, game filled hour of logical challenges.  There will be team activities, individual “testing” (I quote because there is no grading or pressure, it is simply a way for your child to check their own resources for independent problem solving), lively discussions, and lots of problem solving.                
Class is taught by Yvonnie DuBose, a writer and Homeschooling mom.  She has 20 years of experience as a tutor (including afterschool programs for CPS) and 15 years of experience developing and teaching curriculum.
Class minimum: 5 students ages 10-16 years.
Cost: $50 per student. $10 discount on multiple students from one family.
Questions, information or to register contact Yvonnie DuBose: yvonnies@theschoolwithin.com  

 

Boys Club
3:15p- 4:15 
Boys Club will be a space for the boys of our homeschool community to come together and work on “boyhood” skills. This class will work on things such as “The world’s best paper airplane”, identifying bugs and spiders and other traditional activities long forgotten in this technology age.
This class will be led by Andrea Bukiewicz an unschooling mother of an adventurous boy and long- time explorer. Her meager experience includes co-leading Girl Scouts in the past and hosting parents while her husband led NUG boys club a few years back. Rest assured, a woman running a boys club will be rad, especially when its tag teamed by her son.                                         
Class MAX: 10 boys ages 6-10 years old.
Cost: $45 per boy
Questions, information or to register contact Andrea Bukiewicz: Thebarefootdoula@gmail.com or text 773.964.6096

 

ASL
3:15p – 4:15p
We will learn conversational ASL vocabulary as well as developing ASL grammatical skills using things like facial grammar and classifiers to open up a whole new world of communication possibilities! We will also discuss Deaf Culture and learn to create traditional hand-shape and ABC stories. This will be a fun, interactive class with lots of games and language play! Classes are taught by Amy Eaton who learned ASL in 1988 working with National Technical Institute for the Deaf’s “Sunshine Too”, an outreach company made up of 3 hearing and 3 Deaf actors. Based in Rochester, NY, they toured most of the US, performing for all kinds of audiences in all kinds of situations. In 1990, she moved to Chicago with comrade Peter Cook, an internationally recognized Deaf Poet. Together they taught a mix of ASL and creative drama under the auspices of Urban Gateways from 1991-1995. In 1993 Amy co-founded Nature of the Beast and directed their original “ASL Opera” adaptation of “Medea.”
Class minimum: 6 people, ages 8 and up, parents welcome to take the class as well. (Younger folk by permission only.)
Cost: $70 per student (sibling/family rate available)
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Eaton: amyceaton@gmail.com

 

 

TIME / ROOM

ROOM 1

ROOM  2

ROOM 3

COMMUNITY RM.

LIBRARY

AUDITORIUM

UPSTAIRS

9:45a -10:45a

LIL’S ART ADVENTURE

(3-6 YRS.)

READING COMPREHENSION

(6-9 YRS.)

 
 

 JOURNALISM 101

(8-12 YRS.)

 

COLLAGE, DECOUPAGE &   MORE

(7+ YRS.)

EMULATING AUTHORS
  (11+ YRS.)

CIRCUS YOGA

(10-20 YRS.)

ASL 2
  (8+ YRS.)

11:00a – 12:00p

SEVEN WONDERS OF ANCIENT   WORLD   (5-10 YRS.)

ALL CHILDREN’S STORYTIME
  (3-7 YRS.)
 
 

MULTI-PLAYER MINECRAFT (7-12 YRS.)
   
  

HANDS ON ART HISTORY
  (6-12 YRS.)

PHILOSOPHY SOCIAL CLUB, PT.2

(12+ YRS.)

LITTLE WING MUSIC
  (4-5 YRS.)

KNITTING 102
  (ALL AGES)

12:00p – 12:45p

LUNCH –ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH –ROOM CLOSED

 

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

12:45p – 1:45p

SPANISH

(3-7 YRS.)

 

TODDLER HANDWRITING LETTER   ADVENTURES

(2-4 YRS.)
 
 

INTRO TO GERMAN
  (11+ YRS.)

PASTEL CHALK ART CLASS (2HRS.)
  (8+ YRS.)

DOCUMENTARIES! – DISH &   DISCUSS
  (ALL AGES THROUGH ADULT)

BEGINNER BALLET
  (6-12 YRS.)

KNITTING 101

(ALL AGES)

2:00p – 3:00p

SPANISH

(8-12 YRS.)

 

RIOT GRRRLZ!
  (8+ YRS.)
 
 

GAMING THE CURSIVE WAY & PRINTING ADVENTURES

(5 – 9+ YRS.)
 
 

PASTEL CHALK ART CLASS (OPEN   STUDIO TIME)
  (8+ YRS.)

RESEARCH & PRESENTATION
  (10-16 YRS.)

TAEKWON-DO

(9+ YRS.)

PHILANTHROPISTS UNITE   (AGAIN)!

(8+ YRS.)

3:15p – 4:15p

ROOM CLOSED

 

WALDORF-STYLE CRAFTS &   CIRCLE TIME
  (4-7 YRS.)

ASL 1 

(8+   YRS.)

POLYMER MINIATURES- CLAY   CLUB
 
(7 + YRS.)

LOGICAL THINKING
  (10-16 YRS.)
 
 

BOYS’ CLUB
  (6-10 YRS.)

ASL 1

(8+ YRS.)

AJCW WINTER SESSION 2013 – TAKE TWO
FEB. 28TH – APRIL 4TH

 

 

 

TIME / ROOM

COMMUNITY RM.

LIBRARY

AUDITORIUM

UPSTAIRS

LIBRARY

AUDITORIUM

UPSTAIRS

9:45a -10:45a

COLLAGE,   DECOUPAGE & MORE

(7+   YRS.)

EMULATING   AUTHORS
  (11+ YRS.)

CIRCUS   YOGA

(10-20   YRS.)

ASL 2
  (8+ YRS.)

EMULATING   AUTHORS
  (11+ YRS.)

CIRCUS   YOGA

(10-20   YRS.)

ASL 2
  (8+ YRS.)

11:00a – 12:00p

HANDS   ON ART HISTORY
  (6-12 YRS.)

PHILOSOPHY   SOCIAL CLUB, PT.2

(12+   YRS.)

LITTLE   WING MUSIC
  (4-5 YRS.)

KNITTING   102
  (ALL AGES)

PHILOSOPHY   SOCIAL CLUB, PT.2

(12+   YRS.)

LITTLE   WING MUSIC
  (4-5 YRS.)

KNITTING   102
  (ALL AGES)

12:00p – 12:45p

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

LUNCH – ROOM CLOSED

12:45p – 1:45p

PASTEL   CHALK ART CLASS (2HRS.)
  (8+ YRS.)

DOCUMENTARIES!   – DISH & DISCUSS
  (ALL AGES THROUGH ADULT)

BEGINNER   BALLET
  (6-12 YRS.)

KNITTING   101

(ALL   AGES)

DOCUMENTARIES!   – DISH & DISCUSS
  (ALL AGES)

BEGINNER   BALLET
  (6-12 YRS.)

KNITTING   101

(ALL   AGES)

2:00p – 3:00p

PASTEL   CHALK ART CLASS (OPEN STUDIO TIME)
  (8+ YRS.)

RESEARCH   & PRESENTATION
  (10-16 YRS.)

TAEKWON-DO

(9+   YRS.)

PHILANTHROPISTS   UNITE (AGAIN)!

(8+   YRS.)

RESEARCH   & PRESENTATION
  (10-16 YRS.)

TAEKWON-DO

(9+   YRS.)

PHILANTHROPISTS   UNITE (AGAIN)!

(8+   YRS.)

3:15p – 4:15p

POLYMER   MINIATURES- CLAY CLUB
 
(7 + YRS.)

LOGICAL   THINKING
  (10-16 YRS.)
 
 

BOYS’   CLUB
  (6-10 YRS.)

ROOM CLOSED

LOGICAL   THINKING
  (10-16 YRS.)
 
 

BOYS’   CLUB
  (6-10 YRS.)

ASL 1  

(8+   YRS.)

 

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