AJCW Winter 2013

 

Winter is upon us!

Come out and see what AJCW has to offer you to help these Winter months fly by!

 

This line up of amazing classes below is for the 6 weeks, January 10th, 2013 through February 21st, 2013 with NO classes to be held on February 7th.

This year’s AJ Collective Workshops is running in 6 week sessions throughout the calendar school year. The remaining sessions will run: Feb. 28 through April 4, and then 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.

 

Little’s Art
10:00a – 10:45a

You know you just can’t get enough of this fan-TAB-ulous art exploration with more art mediums than you can lay your little fingers on! Join us for a creative forty-five minute class with two guided take-home projects, and a fun sensory station to explore. Work on fine more skills through beading, drawing, painting, collage construction, stamping, play dough, stickers and much more!  Parents are invited and encouraged to attend and explore along with their wee-ones. Class is taught by art enthusiasts extraordinaire, homeschooling moms Jen Kafizov and Amy Jarjusey..
Class minimum: 5 children ages 3-7 years.
Cost: $50 per child for the full 6 week session. Drop in fee $10.
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Jarjusey and Jen Kafizov: tikistanford@yahoo.com  (PAYPAL is accepted for this class.)

 

 

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

 

 

Reading Comprehension
9:45a -10:45a
Reading comprehension class is based on the Junior Great books shared inquiry method. Readings will consist of short stories and selections. For this “middle school” class, all readings will be read aloud during class, so independent reading is not required. Class is taught by Jennifer Reft, who is an instructor at Morton College. She participated in the Junior Great books program when she young and is excited to be renewing the experience as a leader. Class minimum: 5 students; recommended ages: 6-9 years.
Cost: $60 per child, 1/2 for sibling, plus $10 materials fee.
Questions, information or to register contact Jennifer Reft: reftpt93@gmail.com

 

 

Creative Writing Workshop
9:45a – 10:45a
                                                                                                                      
In the third session of creative writing workshop we are moving away from genres and towards themes. Each week the author will work on and share their piece of writing (be it fiction, poetry, persuasive essay,etc…) on the themes chosen. Some themes will be epic, like adventure, revenge or love. Others, not so epic, like computers or weather. The idea is for the theme to be a starting point for creativity and what each writer creates will be in some way connected to the rest of the classes’ creations. In previous sections we became comfortable with reading our works out loud and peer feedback. This time we will continue with those skills and build our strengths with rough draft writing and rewrites. All stories are required to be typewritten and submitted to the instructor for feedback each week. We will publish our favorite stories at the end of the session. 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.
NOTE: Students need not have attended previous sessions to sign up for this class but should be comfortable working independently on writing and sharing with a group.
Class minimum: 5 students ages 11 years & up.
Cost: $70 per student, $130 for siblings.
Questions, information or to register contact Kim Campbell: kim@kimzyn.com

 

 

Mystics of Yoga
9:45a – 10:45a
In this class we will explore the philosophy and practice of Yoga through movement, breathing, meditating, discussion and more!  Come learn how yoga works, yoga as a stress-management tool, what yogic enlightenment is all about and just how the yogis of old became masters of miracles.  Come dressed to move (no jeans!) and bring a yoga mat.  This class will be a prerequisite for next term’s CircusYoga!!!
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.

 

 

Polymer Clay Club- CLASS FULL (Check back next session, Thank You!)
11:00a – 12:00p
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 1-2 new designs, 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 who wants to share this passion with others. (Class supervised by her crafty passionate mom, Amy Jarjusey.)
Class minimum: 3 interested soles.
Cost: $30 per club member for the full 6 weeks. This will cover the cost of polymer clay supplies as well! CLASS FULL (Check back next session, Thank You!)
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Jarjusey : mommy@nakitababy.com

 

 

Creative Building & Playing with Legos- CLASS FULL (Check back next session, Thank You!)
11:00a – 12:00p                                                                                                                     
If you like to build and use your imagination then come and play with us.  Each week we will provide an opportunity for creative expression by exploring a different theme.  We start with a project or a challenge then we will play and build and rebuild.  At the end of each class everyone will dismantle the project and pack away the bricks until next time. Class is taught by Tara Romano an unschooling Mom to lego fanatics Owen and Brooke.
Class minimum: 2 children ages 5 years and up (can be younger if parent would attended & help child).           
Cost: $50 per student – CLASS FULL (Check back next session, Thank You!)
Questions, information or to register contact Tara McGarry: tarmac23@ameritech.net  

 

 

Knitting 101 – Adults- CLASS FULL (Check back next session, Thank You!)             
11:00a – 12:00p                                                                                                         
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: 5 individuals ages 15 years and older.
Cost: $50 class fee + $15 materials- CLASS FULL (Check back next session, Thank You!)
Questions, information or to register contact Denyse Ffrench: denyseffrench@sbcglobal.net (PAYPAL accepted for this class.)

 

 

Gods and Goddesses of India
11:00a – 12:00p
In this class we will make the ornate stories of various Indian Gods and Goddesses come alive through storytelling, art, music, movement and our imaginations!  Each class will be devoted to one god or goddess and the unique teaching they have to share.  Come discover the ancient traditions of India!
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.com or 847-505-5947.

 

 

 

Philosophy Social Club- CLASS FULL (Check back next session, Thank You!)
11:00a – 12:00p
Using the book Sophie’s World A Novel About the History of Philosophy by Jostein Gaarden as a catalyst, 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 of the novel at home and during the 6 weeks of class they will have discussed and debated topics ranging from myths all the way up to Descartes chronologically. 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 writer’s workshops and zine writing workshops and was the founder of the tween and teen clubs with NUG kids.
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/
Class minimum: 5 students ages 12 years and up.
Cost:  $70 per student, $130 for siblings- CLASS FULL (Check back next session, Thank You!)
Questions, information or to register contact Kim Campbell: kim@kimzyn.com

 

 

 

Lil’ Jammers
11:00a – 11:45a
You’ve never quite gotten your groove on until you’ve experienced a Jammers’ session with Miss Jen, the Jam! Master! You simply cannot miss out on this movin’ and shakin’ class, exploring various new dance steps, shakes and moves. Class is complete with instrument exploration, full body movement and a bubble romp to boot. This jam session is geared towards children 3 years of age on up to 7 years or anyone willing to get their groove-on with us! (YES, parents! This does mean you are invited to wiggle and jiggle with us!) Classes are taught by Jam! Master Specialist, homeschooling mom Jen Kafizov.
Class minimum: 5 children ages 3-7 years.
Cost: $50 per child for the full 6 week session. Drop in fee $10.
Questions, information or to register contact Jen Kafizov: tikistanford@yahoo.com (PAYPAL is accepted for this class.)

 

 

 

12:00p – 12:45p

LUNCH BREAK!

 

 

 

Knitting 101 – Kids- CLASS FULL (Check back next session, Thank You!)
12:45p – 1:45p
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. 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: 5 individuals ages 8-14 years.
Cost: $50 class fee + $15 materials- CLASS FULL (Check back next session, Thank You!)
Questions, information or to register contact Denyse Ffrench: denyseffrench@sbcglobal.net (PAYPAL accepted for this class.)

 

 

Gaming the Cursive Way
12:45p – 1:45p
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 and http://handwritingtutor.blogspot.com/.
Class is taught by Tiffany Powers-Reid 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 experience as a pediatric therapist in various setting (schools, daycares, homes, hospitals, out-patient clinics, early intervention centers). 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 after school sessions, camps, and tutoring for children from 2 to 16 years of age.
Class minimum: 5 students, 9 years olds and up.
Cost: $70 per student; includes the cost of workbook and materials. (Free first class to the first 10 students in any of Tiffany’s three classes.)
Questions, information or to register contact Tiffany Reid: writenow.reid@gmail.com.   

 

 

One-Day Workshop Extravaganza!
12:45pm-1:45pm
AJCW is continuing with these incredible 1-day not-for-profit workshops! Last session was such hit, we are hosting 6 more individuals to volunteer their time, profession, expertise, and knowledge.  Each week for six weeks there will be a new topic, speaker or workshop offered during this time. No pre-registration for any of these workshops is necessary, and all suggested donations collected will be donated to the organization of the speakers choosing. Come out and enjoy this low-commitment class, enjoy a brand new experience, learn something new, AND… donate to those in great need! Check out the schedule here:
http://www.nakitababy.com/the-not-for-profit-workshops-continue/
Class minimum: None. All ages!!
Suggested donation: $10 per family per workshop paid directly to the speaker/facilitator.
Do YOU have a workshop you’d like to offer for charity? OR, with general questions, information or to register contact Amy Jarjusey: mommy@nakitababy.com                                                                                                                                        

 

Riot Grrlz
12:45pm-1:45pm
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 Amy Jarjusey: mommy@nakitababy.com

 

Drama – It’s Not Just For Big Kids!
12:45p – 1:45p
This right! This little diddy is for our little actors wanting to take the stage! Based on the book, “Squids Will Be Squids, Fresh Morals , Beastly Fables,” by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith will be coming to life on stage with your masterful actors and actresses! As they authors so eloquently put it, “You know you’d just love to tell stories about all of the annoying, weird, pain-in-the-neck people you know. But you wouldn’t want to be a gossip. Well here’s how it’s done. Make a like Aesop (and legions of storytellers before him): change the people to animals and add a moral. Now your stories aren’t rude gossip and bad jokes. They’re fables!” As we explore this gem of a storybook, each child will get to pick the story they want to portray on stage, the character they want to be, work on choosing and developing their own costumes, AND build their own props and stage scenery! This is an all-hands-on-deck class where students will be involved in every aspect of putting on their final performances for their parents! Full of comical morals that the kids (and parents) are sure to love! Class is facilitated by groovy homeschooling moms, Amy Jarjusey and Jen Kafizov, who are overly excited to put on a show with you kids! With six children between them, they always seem to have a show going on in their homes. They are eager to give the little one’s a chance in the lime-light.
Class minimum: 5 students, approximately 3 years to 7.
Cost: $55 per student plus a $15 prop, costume and scenery fee.
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Jarjusey and Jen Kafizov: tikistanford@yahoo.com  (PAYPAL is accepted for this class.)

 

Spanish 3-7
1:30p – 2:30p
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, $15 drop-in.
Questions, information or to register contact Andrew Yearick: andrew.yearick@gmail.com

 

Toddler Handwriting Letter Adventures
2:00p – 3:00p
This parent and toddler 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 a solid foundation 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” can be found at ww.HWTears.com and http://handwritingtutor.blogspot.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 experience as a pediatric therapist in various setting (schools, daycares, homes, hospitals, out-patient clinics, early intervention centers). 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 after school sessions, camps, and tutoring for children from 2 to 16 years of age.
Class minimum: 5 students ages 2 to 4 years olds
Cost: $60 per student. (Free first class to the first 10 students in any of Tiffany’s three classes.)
Questions, information or to register contact Tiffany Reid: writenow.reid@gmail.com.

 

 

Collage, Decoupage, & More
2:00p – 3:00p                                                                                                             
This class creates 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 objects such as colored paper, decorated paper, fabric, and found objects (broken toys, shells, beads, 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 6 years and older.
Cost: $60 per student plus $15 supply fee.
Questions, information or to register contact Charisse Antonopoulos: charisse39@gmail.com.

 

 

Day Spa
2:00p – 3:00p
Nourish your face, hair and body in this fun class.  Learn how to make your own shampoo and conditioner.  Mix up ingredients to make face masks, body scrubs and moisturizer.  Use natural ingredients like avocado, oatmeal and lemons to create skin and hair care products.  We’ll practice some beginning hand massage techniques.  Learn what skin or hair you have and how to keep it healthy and glowing.  We will make something new each week that treats our hair, face or body to some pampering!  All the recipes we create will use natural ingredients derived from plants (fruits, veggies, herbs and oils).  We’ll combine a little math, a bit of chemistry and learn more about the properties of the plants around us and how they can help care for our bodies.            Class is taught by Clare Heath who is a former Montessori elementary teacher, a mom and tinkerer.  She has been experimenting with homemade, natural products for the past ten years.                       
NOTE: This class will be starting on January 17th.
Class minimum: 5 students ages 9 years and older (but ask if you have a younger that’s really interested).
Cost: $60 for 5 week session.
Questions, information or to register contact Clare Heath: claremango@gmail.com

 

 

 

Philanthropists Unite!
2:00p – 3:00p
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 just be the class for you! We will unite to feed the homeless, help the environment, work on conservation, and encourage betterment of us and others. 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

 

 

Traditional Taekwon-do
2:00p – 3:00p
Participants will learn the basic courtesies and customs, techniques and applications of traditional Taekwon-do, a Korean martial art.
Class is taught by Tim Peebles, a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Taekwon-do and red belt/black stripe in Hapkido (another Korean martial art) 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, Skokie elementary schools, church after-school programs, and neighborhood park districts.
Class minimum: 8 students ages 7 years through adult.
Cost: $72 per student, $12 drop in fee.
Questions, information or to register contact Timothy Peebles: tjpeebles@gmail.com

 

 

Spanish 8-12
2:45p – 3:45p
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, $15 drop-in.
Questions, information or to register contact Andrew Yearick: andrew.yearick@gmail.com

 

 

 

Handwriting Adventures
3:15p – 4:15p
WRITE WITH ME! This class uses a child centered developmental approach to equip children with a solid foundation for handwriting success using the award winning Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum. All students engage in fun hands-on sensory motor activities to solidify letter and number formation. Music, movement, and sensory experiences are used to boost memory of the skills learned and foster good handwriting habits. More information about “Handwriting Without Tears” can be found at ww.HWTears.com and http://handwritingtutor.blogspot.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 experience as a pediatric therapist in various setting (schools, daycares, homes, hospitals, out-patient clinics, early intervention centers). 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 after school sessions, camps, and tutoring for children from 2 to 16 years of age.
Class minimum: 5 students ages 5 to 9 years olds.
Cost: $70 per student; includes the cost of workbook and materials. (Free first class to the first 10 students in any of Tiffany’s three classes.)
Questions, information or to register contact Tiffany Reid: writenow.reid@gmail.com

 

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

 

 

 

Hands-On-Science Returns! – The Great Science Fair Caper
3:15p – 4:15p
If there’s one thing we all can all say about science…. It certainly is best when it’s hands-on! We will spend a bit of discussion with a ton of hands-on. Looking at several disciplines with the science field, taking the Scientific Method and applying it to a project students see fit. Students can work independently, in a small group, in we can work as a whole class. The ultimate goal is to have an end-project for display (or demonstration) by the end of the six weeks, having explore disciplines of highest interest. This class will include lots of class discussion, even more deep-thinking, research in various medias, and more than that…. Some hands-on-let’s-learn-a-thing-or-two fun! I dare you not to. Class is facilitated by unschooling mom Amy Jarjusey, who had just so much fun facilitating our first hands-on-science class you’d have to beg her to stay away.
Class minimum: 5 students ages 9 years and up.
Cost: $75 per student, project materials will be included.
Questions, information or to register contact Amy Jarjusey : mommy@nakitababy.com

 

2013 Creating an Amazing Year
3:15p – 4:15p

Begin your new year by creating it. We will work together and guide each other through questions and activities to help manifest, cultivate and grow an awesome 2013. Activities will be both practical and spiritual, think vision boards and New Year artistic binders. We will release 2012, dream up our 2013 and present our goals with ways to make it happen. This class will be a time for us to come together and support each other while we enter into 2013. Class is led by Andrea Bukiewicz, a baby midwife, family herbalist and unschooling mama.
Class minimum: 3 participants ages 10 to adult. (Younger ones with their parents are welcome!)
Cost: $45 per student with a $15 supply fee.
Questions, information or to register contact Andrea Bukiewicz: thebarefootdoula@gmail.com

 

 

 

TIME / ROOM

ROOM 1

ROOM  2

ROOM 3

COMMUNITY RM.

LIBRARY

AUDITORIUM

9:45a -10:45a

LIL’S   ART

(3-6   YRS.)

10:00a-10:45a

LIL’S   ART
  (3-6 YRS.)
  10:00a-10:45a
 
 

ASL   2
  (8+ YRS.)
 
 

 

READING   COMPREHENSION

(6-9   YRS.)

CREATIVE   WRITING WORKSHOP
  (11+ YRS.)

MYSTICS   OF YOGA

(10+   YRS.)

11:00a – 12:00p

POLYMER   CLAY CLUB

(7+   YRS.)

CREATIVE   BUILD. & PLAY. W/ LEGOS

(5+   YRS.)
 
 

KNITTING   101

(ADULTS)

 

GODS   & GODDESSES OF INDIA

(5-10   YRS.)

PHILOSOPHY   SOCIAL CLUB

(12+   YRS.)

LIL’   JAMMERS

(3-6   YRS.)

11:00a-11:45a

12:00p – 12:45p

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.)

1:30p   – 2:30p

KNITTING   101

(KIDS)

GAMING   THE CURSIVE WAY

(9+   YRS.)

NOT-FOR-PROFIT   WORKSHOPS CONTINUES!

(ALL   AGES)

RIOT   GRRRLZ!
  (8+ YRS.)

DRAMA-   IT’S NOT JUST FOR BIG KIDS!

(APPX.   3-6 YRS.)

2:00p – 3:00p

SPANISH

(8-12   YRS.)

2:45p-3:45p

TODDLER   HANDWRITING LETTER ADVENTURES

(2-4   YRS.)

COLLAGE,   DECOUPAGE & MORE

(6+   YRS.)
 
 

DAY   SPA

(9+   YRS.)

PHILANTHROPISTS   UNITE!

(8+   YRS.)

TAEKWON-DO

(9+   YRS.)

3:15p – 4:15p

SPANISH   (finishing up)

HANDWRITING   ADVENTURES

(5-8   YRS.)

ASL   1
  (8+ YRS.)

HANDS-ON-SCIENCE:   GREAT SCIENCE FAIR CAPER

(9+   YRS.)

2013 CREATING AN AMAZING YEAR
  (10 YRS. – ADULT)

ROOM CLOSED


JAN. 10TH – FEB. 21ST  (NO CLASS FEB. 7TH )

 

 

 

 

 

 

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