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  [273] Adventures in Literature for Middle SchoolInstructor: Patty Spear
Grades: 6th to 8thRoom: 158
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 12Prerequisites: none
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: All books will either be available from the library or available on Amazon, or from various used bookstores.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 1-2 hours/week, reading assignments
Skills: Ability to read at a middle school level.
Class Description: In this course we will read high quality, high interest books, short stories and poems. We will discuss the books read, the authors, how the books relate to our lives on both a global and personal level. We will also learn to identify literary elements such as characters, setting and plot. There will be lots of active class participation, with activities or occasional crafts to reinforce the discussions. One of the main purposes of the class will be to help students learn to love good literature. Books will be chosen based on the reading levels and interests of the students in the class. Listening to books on audio is fine.Tuition includes supplies for additional materials, as well as crafts and projects that we do in class.

  [354] Algebra 1Instructor: Francis Pease
Grades: 7th to 12thRoom: 156
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites: Algebra 1 diagnostic test prior to start of course(to determine if this course is appropriate for your child, or if another math course is more suitable )
Tuition: $50.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Pencils(mechanical/wood) ; lined paper;calculator(or app on computer);
One Time Cost (to teacher) $20.00Cost Description: Printing handouts for class and homework
Homework: 35-40 minutes 4 days per week; 4 packets of homework will be assigned at each Tuesday class meeting. Homework packets are due via email to teacher at 9 p.m.(Wed, Thu, Fri, Mon). Monday night Skype session, if needed for homework review. Student must also complete "Mastery Exercise"(take home test) after each 4-week module.
Skills: Complete homework assignments and email to teacher on schedule; work independently in classroom, when teacher is helping other students
Class Description: Full Algebra 1 curriculum based on "Big Ideas Math Algebra 1": 1: Solving Linear Equations 2: Solving Linear Inequalities 3: Graphing Linear Functions 4: Writing Linear Functions 5: Solving Systems of Linear Equations 6: Exponential Functions and Sequences 7: Polynomial Equations and Factoring 8: Graphing Quadratic Functions 9: Solving Quadratic Equations 10: Radical Functions and Equations 11: Data Analysis and Displays Occasional exercises using Desmos and Geogebra (free Internet math software) Occasional math puzzle to stimulate logical thinking

  [275] America Goes to War, 20th centuryInstructor: Patty Spear
Grades: 7th to 9thRoom: 158
Year: 2019Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 12Prerequisites: None. You DO NOT have to have taken America Goes to War part 1 to take this class.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: All books will either be available from the library or available on Amazon, or from various used bookstores.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 1 -2 hours per week /
Skills: Middle School Reading Comprehension.
Class Description: This class will focus on the 20th century wars, beginning with World War I. We'll cover the World War I, World War II, the Cold War, Korean, and Vietnam wars, and events in between. We'll read historical fiction to give us a view into the time period, and go in depth into the sequence of events, looking at causes, major players, how the wars were fought, impacts both here in America and world-wide, and the effects. There will be lots of class discussion, hands-on activities, and projects to reinforce what we have learned. Tuition includes additional class materials, and materials for crafts and projects we do in class.

  [371] America Goes to War, 20th centuryInstructor: Patty Spear
Grades: 7th to 9thRoom: 158
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 14Prerequisites: None. You DO NOT have to have taken America Goes to War part 1 to take this class.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: All books will either be available from the library or available on Amazon, or from various used bookstores.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 1 -2 hours per week /
Skills: Middle School Reading Comprehension.
Class Description: This class will focus on the 20th century wars, beginning with World War I. We'll cover the World War I, World War II, the Cold War, Korean, and Vietnam wars, and events in between. We'll read historical fiction to give us a view into the time period, and go in depth into the sequence of events, looking at causes, major players, how the wars were fought, impacts both here in America and world-wide, and the effects. There will be lots of class discussion, hands-on activities, and projects to reinforce what we have learned. Tuition includes additional class materials, and materials for crafts and projects we do in class.

  [286] Art and EngineeringInstructor: Virginia Ward
Grades: 5th to 7thRoom: 151
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 4 to 10Prerequisites: A willingness to try new things, persevere through inevitable challenges and still have fun.
Tuition: $45.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: An apron or shirt if you
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills: None
Class Description: Join me in this project-based art class where we combine art techniques and art history with the creative problem-solving required of an engineer. Engaging the skills of observation, critical thinking, collaboration, reflection and correction, we will create 2 and 3 dimensional art that will awe and excite. We will look for inspiration from the Masters and contemporary artists, and from the junk drawer in every kitchen, where everyday objects can be re-purposed into something extraordinary. Materials used will range from paper and glue to wood, wire, plaster and even gingerbread! Electronics/robotics will not be part of this class. Our goal is to push ourselves to think differently, explore what is possible, and make it work!

  [285] Art with Heart 2 (K-3)Instructor: Virginia Ward
Grades: K to 3rdRoom: 151
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: An apron or shirt to cover clothes and a roll of paper towel. Students may be asked to bring in objects from your recycling bin or toy box for specific projects. Parents will be told well ahead of time.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: None /
Skills: The ability to follow directions and willingness to try something new.
Class Description: What a wonderful age to experience the magic of art! Children have more skills, better fine motor control and are able to concentrate for longer periods of time. I'll use all of this to excite and engage your child with a wide range of art projects. We'll begin with color and lines and gradually build our collection of techniques and media. Through this we'll take our first adventures with form, shape, space, value, texture, composition and perspective by creating fabulous collages, inspired paintings, stunning watercolors and whimsical sculptures. We'll explore the work of some of the Masters and contemporary artists, reinterpreting their techniques to inspire some creative pieces of our own. Best start a small slush fund now ...you'll want to frame some of these masterpieces!

  [373] Art with Heart 2 (K-3)Instructor: Virginia Ward
Grades: K to 3rdRoom: 151
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: An apron or shirt to cover clothes and a roll of paper towel. Students may be asked to bring in objects from your recycling bin or toy box for specific projects. Parents will be told well ahead of time.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: None /
Skills: The ability to follow directions and willingness to try something new.
Class Description: What a wonderful age to experience the magic of art! Children have more skills, better fine motor control and are able to concentrate for longer periods of time. I'll use all of this to excite and engage your child with a wide range of art projects. We'll begin with color and lines and gradually build our collection of techniques and media. Through this we'll take our first adventures with form, shape, space, value, texture, composition and perspective by creating fabulous collages, inspired paintings, stunning watercolors and whimsical sculptures. We'll explore the work of some of the Masters and contemporary artists, reinterpreting their techniques to inspire some creative pieces of our own. Best start a small slush fund now ...you'll want to frame some of these masterpieces!

  [332] Astronomy - Science You Can SeeInstructor: Mary VanDamme
Grades: 8th to AdultRoom: 155
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 4 to 10Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $0.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $200.00Cost Description: Horizon Globe SE and Homeschool Astronomy Book
Homework: Some
Skills:
Class Description: Astronomy is the ultimate observational science. The objects in the sky, such as the sun, moon, stars, and planets are always moving. The sky provides a perfect laboratory to practice observing, organizing, and predicting. We will study the motion of the sun, moon phases, and how to find your favorite stars and constellations. This class is focused on what you can see in the sky (sun, moon, stars, planets), how the objects move and how to find them. The sun creates shadows and determines seasons (along with giving us heat and light!), while the moon has phases that you can see. We'll study shadows, moon phases, and other phenomenon that you can view from your backyard without a telescope.

  [327] Astronomy and AstrophysicsInstructor: Eric Lee
Grades: 8th to AdultRoom: 107
Year: 2019Time: 08:30 AM
Class Size: 5 to 15Prerequisites: Previous middle-school science education is helpful but not required.
Tuition: $39.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1.5 hours
Student Provided Materials: Students will need an internet-capable device they can use to listen to podcasts and watch online videos at home during the week (not needed in class).
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Approx. 3 hours a week, typically listening to selected episodes from the AstronomyCast podcast and watching selected YouTube videos. There will occasionally be a few other activities as well.
Skills: Students should be curious about the universe we live in, and have an ability to absorb and synthesize new information quickly. While this not a math-based class, we'll be covering a lot of material at a fast pace and the weekly homework will require some time and dedication to complete.
Class Description: The universe is filled with amazing and mind-boggling stuff! How do satellites get into orbit and stay there? Why do stars explode, and how does a supernova manage to outshine entire galaxies for days or weeks? What would actually happen if you fell into a black hole? To answer these questions, we'll conduct a survey of astronomy and astrophysics and along the way we'll learn about velocity, gravity, atomic structure, electromagnetism, nuclear fusion and fission, quantum mechanics, and relativity theory. We'll cover these subjects in a conceptual, discussion-oriented manner that avoids difficult math. This class is appropriate for two types of students: those in 8th-9th grade who are already enthusiastic about STEM and want a conceptual overview of physics and astronomy (kind of a pre-physics) before taking rigorous math-based classes later; and those in 10th-12th grade who don't intend to pursue STEM education but still want to become scientifically literate in an accessible way. Prepare to have your mind stretched and your scientific understanding expanded!

  [321] Austrian EconomicsInstructor: Kathleen Steed-Luick
Grades: 7th to AdultRoom: 156
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 3 to 15Prerequisites: None.
Tuition: $22.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Acquire the texts: "Economics In One Lesson" by Henry Hazlitt: the 1978 version is available for free at: http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/contents.html and "Lessons for the Young Economist" (2011) by Robert Murphy: a free pdf file download at: https://mises.org/library/lessons-young-economist or used print copies may be purchased on Amazon for around $10. Links will be provided weekly for supplemental online materials.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Homework will primarily consist of weekly reading assignments with written questions to facilitate in class discussions. Approximately 4-5 hours of homework per week.
Skills: Reading at or above a high school level, ability to copy from the board and take notes, commitment to read 20-30 pages per week and complete written assignments, willingness to read aloud, work at the board and participate in class activities and discussions. Access to and ability to use a word processor for writing assignments
Class Description: Austrian Economics emphasizes analysis of individual behavior and societal actions on long-term economic consequences on society at large rather than focusing on short term consequences to one small group in society. See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_School "Economics In One Lesson" encourages the student to look for the lost benefit and the unintended consequence. Hazlitt derives much of his theory from the economist Claude Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850) to look for: "What is seen and what is not seen." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics_in_one_lesson "Lessons for the Young Economist" was written by Robert Murphy, a graduate of Hillsdale College. The book presents traditional economic theory from an Austrian School perspective in an engaging style for high school students. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_P._Murphy On occasion, we will use supplemental online videos and articles to aid comprehension and retention of material. At the end of the school year students will participate in a competitive online Virtual Stock Market Game and report on their experience. Final consists of an online quiz through Quizlet.

  [301] Beginning Excellence in Writing Level AInstructor: Patricia Sechrist
Grades: 3rd to 8thRoom: GymB
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 15Prerequisites:
Tuition: $42.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: To Be Supplied by Parent: 3 ring binder (1.5 - 2 inches), 5 dividers for the binder, lined paper, and pencils or pens. There may be some small additional items needed as the year progresses.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: approx. 1 hour per week
Skills:
Class Description: The Excellence In Writing Curriculum is a powerful method that will transform the way your student writes. Students will use source texts to learn note taking, summarizing, and rewriting. In addition to composition skills, grammar skills are taught and applied throughout the course so students better understand the relationship between grammar and good writing. The students will employ the use of dress-ups, decorations, sentence openers, and engaging titles to make their writing creative and interesting, whether they are writing reports or original pieces. This class is geared toward students with little to no experience in the Excellence In Writing curriculum.

  [267] Beginning PythonInstructor: Patricia Rector
Grades: 7th to 9thRoom: 154
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites: Learning to program takes patience and practice! Students must be able to pay close attention to detail, be able to listen without interruption, and be committed to practice and homework assignments.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Students are welcome to use in-class laptops or come with their own.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $10.00Cost Description: The one-time supply fee is used to bulk-purchase USB flash drives and minimal class supplies to illustrate lesson concepts.
Homework: Weekly homework assignments.
Skills: Decent spelling and an ability to pay close attention to detail.
Class Description: Python is a powerful programming language that s easy to learn and fun to use! We will work through the basics of Python programming using Python for Kids, by Jason A. Biggs, as we experiment with unique (and often hilarious) example programs that feature ravenous monsters, secret agents, thieving ravens, and more. By the end of class students will have programmed several complete games of progressing difficulty. In this class, students will learn how to use fundamental data structures such as lists, tuples and maps; how to organize and reuse code with functions and modules; how to control structures such as loops and conditional statements; how to draw shapes and patterns with Python s turtle module; and create games and animations.

  [311] Book Club and WritingInstructor: Tamarah Lee
Grades: 6th to 9thRoom: 107
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 15Prerequisites:
Tuition: $42.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Please come with paper and pencil and be prepared to have the books we will be reading each month, whether they are kindle, hardcopy or from the Library. If your student choses to listen to his/her book, please have a written copy available as well.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 2-3 hours a week /
Skills: Computer basics. Geared for budding writers and those who wish to develop their skills
Class Description: In this class we will be reading a book a month focusing on character, setting, plot, theme and literary devices. There will be a 1-2 page paper once a month based around the book. Using The 6+1 Traits of Writing we will discover how authors use these traits to build their characters and worlds and then use the traits to strengthen our writing. The goals of this class are to have fun discussing books, characters, and worlds together and to discover how to move learning from talking into the written form. Books we may use: Wonder, Ghost, Arm of the Starfish, Leviathan, Every Soul a Star, Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy, A Monster Calls. Tuition includes photocopies and printing supplies along with their writing notebook.

  [270] Card GamesInstructor: Cynthia Luce
Grades: 3rd to 5thRoom: 155
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 9Prerequisites:
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills: A strong desire to cooperate with others and participate in group activities and a flexible and healthy sense of competition.
Class Description: Does your child like to play card games? Then the class Card Games is just what they need. We will start the year off playing fun but simple card games like Slap Jack, Snap, and War, slowly adding more and more difficult card games like Racko, Skip Bo, and 13.

  [342] Chess ClubInstructor: Slava Mikhailiouk
Grades: K to 12thRoom: 201/Cafe
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 18Prerequisites:
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: /
Skills:
Class Description: Learn to play chess with a professional chess player. Beginners will learn the rules of the game and basic strategies; more advanced players will find challenging opponents and learn advanced techniques and strategies. During the class students work on puzzles, play games like regular chess and bug house.

  [303] Continuation Excellence in Writing Level AInstructor: Patricia Sechrist
Grades: 3rd to 8thRoom: GymB
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 5Prerequisites:
Tuition: $42.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: To Be Supplied by Parent: 3 ring binder (1.5 - 2 inches), 5 dividers for the binder, lined paper, and pencils or pens. There may be some small additional items needed as the year progresses.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: approx. 1 hour per week
Skills:
Class Description: The Excellence In Writing Curriculum is a powerful method that will transform the way your student writes. In this class the student will review concepts taught previously before continuing on with new concepts including writing from pictures, summarizing a reference, reports, adding introductions and conclusions to create 5 paragraph essays, letter writing, and creative writing. In addition, the students will study how to choose and add appropriate homophones, the proper use of quotations and commas, similes and practice their editing to make their writing more interesting and engaging. This class is geared toward who have previously completed the Beginning Excellence In Writing Level A course.

  [288] Creative Crafts of the World (1)Instructor: Marilyn Romatka
Grades: 6th to AdultRoom: 150
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 14Prerequisites: none
Tuition: $46.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: none
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: minimal
Skills: Ability to listen, follow directions, and some manual dexterity is desirable
Class Description: Practicing fine motor-skill, hands-on techniques is more important than ever with the increase of electronic devices in our lives. In this class, we 'unplug' and create folk art; beautiful traditions that have stood the test of time! We will draw on ethnic traditions from all over the world. The CCW series of classes does not need to be taken in order, and there will be no overlap between CCW classes. All CCW classes are of similar complexity; the techniques do not get more complicated as the number goes up. Adults love this class, too! The units in CCW 1 may include any or all of the following: Bow Loom weaving (Thailand), blending fibers and spinning on a drop spindle (all cultures), natural dyes, Board loom weaving, Maasai beadwork (Africa), Pysanki - Ukrainian Easter Eggs, Baumschmuck - 'tree jewelry' from Bavaria, Twining on the weighted warp loom

  [372] Creative Crafts of the World (1)Instructor: Marilyn Romatka
Grades: 6th to AdultRoom: 150
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 14Prerequisites: none
Tuition: $46.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: none
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: minimal
Skills: Ability to listen, follow directions, and some manual dexterity is desirable
Class Description: Practicing fine motor-skill, hands-on techniques is more important than ever with the increase of electronic devices in our lives. In this class, we 'unplug' and create folk art; beautiful traditions that have stood the test of time! We will draw on ethnic traditions from all over the world. The CCW series of classes does not need to be taken in order, and there will be no overlap between CCW classes. All CCW classes are of similar complexity; the techniques do not get more complicated as the number goes up. Adults love this class, too! The units in CCW 1 may include any or all of the following: Bow Loom weaving (Thailand), blending fibers and spinning on a drop spindle (all cultures), natural dyes, Board loom weaving, Maasai beadwork (Africa), Pysanki - Ukrainian Easter Eggs, Baumschmuck - 'tree jewelry' from Bavaria, Twining on the weighted warp loom

  [287] Creative Crafts of the World: the Early Years (year A)Instructor: Marilyn Romatka
Grades: 2nd to 4thRoom: 150
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 4 to 13Prerequisites: none
Tuition: $45.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: minimal /
Skills: ability to listen and follow instructions
Class Description: Folk art is fun! Have your younger ones been eyeing the Creative Crafts of the World classes at Labyrinth? Have you needed to say 'Not yet, sweetie. You're not old enough yet' too often? Now, we've got something new for you: a CCW class for 2nd and 3rd graders! The crafts will still be *real living folk crafts* from around the world, we will still discuss far-away cultures, traditional dress, and geography. But the skills will be age-appropriate, and prep the students for learning that the world is a lot larger than just Washington state. (Crafts taught in this class will be distinct from the crafts taught later in the CCW 1-4 series of classes) Skills taught in this class (year A) may include any of the following: rope making, felted soap, woven potholders, painting nutcracker figures (Germany), basic origami (Japan), kumihimo on a foam disc (Japan), Day of the Dead skulls (Mexico), Native American sand painting, God's Eye decorations (Mexico), Mosaic stepping stones (ancient Greece & Rome), bee's wax candles, shadow puppets (Indonesia)

  [299] Digital Storytelling: Artistic Expression thru PhotographyInstructor: Mary Vance
Grades: 5th to 7thRoom: 150
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 15Prerequisites: An imaginative and observant mind
Tuition: $50.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Students must have access to a digital camera that they can bring to class. A digital SLR camera or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses are ideal, but even cell phones can work with the right downloaded apps and accessories. Access to a computer and email will also be required throughout the year.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Weekly photography prompt submitted digitally
Skills:
Class Description: An artist lives inside all of us. Whether we are painting, writing, making music, or snapping a selfie, we are creating a narrative each day. This class is designed to give an introduction to photography as a means of self-expression and communication. We will learn about the camera and its operation, how to read a photograph, and how to make intentional choices in photography to tell a story with our art. This course will require some light journaling (mostly brainstorming!) as we plan each photo series. Students will work both independently and collaboratively throughout the year. As a class, we will look for inspiration and feedback from one another. We will also be looking at the work of other artists and storytellers to spark our creativity. Featured artists may include Kate T. Parker, Pete Souza, Cole Thompson, Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz. Instructor will provide storyboard sketchbook, student portfolios, and photographic prints at various points throughout the year. Additional supplies to replace lost or full books can be purchased through instructor at student's expense.

  [331] Discovery ZoneInstructor: Cynthia Luce
Grades: 3yr to KRoom: 155
Year: 2019Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 9Prerequisites:
Tuition: $34.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
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Class Description: Discovery Zone is a hands-on class for children ages 3-5 years old. Each week five to seven different play areas will be set up in the classroom for the children to explore, including a water bin, light table, game/puzzle table, reading corner, dramatic play area, a block area, a play dough table, and/or art activities. Discovery Zone is very much a child-directed class. Children will be encouraged to choose which centers they want to engage with while moving at their own pace by themselves, in small groups, or as a large group. This class will provide ample opportunity for children to strengthen their social skills - taking turns, sharing, working together, compromising, and communicating their feelings and ideas.

  [258] Drawing and More: Illustrated JournalingInstructor: Meka Zieger
Grades: 7th to AdultRoom: 201/Cafe
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 15Prerequisites:
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $60.00Cost Description: A sketchbook, watercolor pan set, special pens, water brush, and a recycled cover to keep it all together, plus a newsprint pad.
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Class Description: Van Gogh said, It's looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives a deeper understanding. Studying Art and Design by keeping a journal encourages mindfulness - helps you to really see. This class uses your life as the vehicle for training the 4 A's: Alertness, Appreciation, Aim, and Art. Our medium: primarily pen and watercolor. Topics: gesture, contour, mistakes, positive/negative space, lettering, elements of design, color and perspective; as well as examining famous artists work. Learning to draw on-location and keep a journal is key for future art careers. I am a graphic designer who draws daily for more than practice (see lifeinaday.posthaven.com), learning repeatedly: what I haven't drawn, I've never really seen.

  [257] Drawing and More: Illustrated JournalingInstructor: Meka Zieger
Grades: 2nd to 6thRoom: 201/Cafe
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 8 to 14Prerequisites:
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $60.00Cost Description: A sketchbook, watercolor pan set, special pens, water brush, and a recycled cover to keep it all together, plus a newsprint pad.
Homework:
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Class Description: Drawing used to be taught with the 3 Rs. It s not so much an ability as learning to see. Our class journal is key to developing both skill and satisfaction. We share our books, play drawing games that train the eye and others that are just fun (no worries about drawing right), get journal-keeping tips, discuss famous artists' work, and draw the day's project. Topics include: experimenting, contour, mistakes, positive/negative space, lettering, design, maps, color and perspective. Each week I email a class recap and challenge. I'm a graphic designer who draws daily for more than practice (see lifeinaday.posthaven.com), learning over and over: what I haven't drawn, I've never really seen.

  [300] Five in a Row 2Instructor: Patricia Sechrist
Grades: K to 2ndRoom: 201/Cafe
Year: 2019Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 20Prerequisites:
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: None /
Skills:
Class Description: This continuation of the popular Five in a Row class will provide the non-reader and beginning reader with a unit-study approach to early education based on children's literature. We will use outstanding children's literature as the basis for each weekly unit study exploring social studies, language, art, applied math, and science through a variety of medium that will appeal to the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learner alike. There will be no duplicate books from previous Five in a Row classes and no previous Five in a Row class is a prerequisite to Five in a Row 2. Costs for materials for the weekly projects for my class included in tuition.

  [293] French 1AInstructor: Sara Froelich
Grades: 8th to AdultRoom: 153
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 3 to 20Prerequisites: -none
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Textbooks: 1) Grammaire Progressive Du Francais: Niveau Debutant 2) The Berlitz Self-Teacher -- French: A Unique Home-Study Method
One Time Cost (to teacher) $30.00Cost Description: Photocopies & stationary (index/flashcards, exam envelopes, certificates, handouts)
Homework: Daily homework on Canvas, a classroom management system also used at Bellevue College. 4.5 to 5 hours of homework per week including watching "flipped-classroom" lessons at home.
Skills: High School level study skills. Able to work independently. Required to access Canvas, learn from brief videos clips, mark and correct own homework, and download completed and corrected homework. Required to participate in class.
Class Description: French 1A combined with French 1B is equivalent to a full year high school credit. First year is divided over two years because learning a language is homework intensive and the students are in class only 50 minutes a week. Aside from Latin, no other language improves one's English vocabulary more than French does.

  [295] French 2Instructor: Sara Froelich
Grades: 8th to AdultRoom: 153
Year: 2019Time: 08:30 AM
Class Size: 3 to 20Prerequisites: French 1A and 1B or the equivalent of a 1st year high school French program.
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1.5 hours
Student Provided Materials: Students to acquire 3 text books: 1) The Berlitz Self-Teacher -- French: A Unique Home-Study Method Developed by the Famous Berlitz Schools of Language 2) The Easy French Reader 3) Grammaire Progressive Du Francais: Niveau Debutant
One Time Cost (to teacher) $30.00Cost Description: Photocopies & stationary (index/flashcards, exam envelopes, certificates, handouts)
Homework: Daily homework on Canvas, a classroom management system also used at Bellevue College. 4.5 to 5 hours of homework per week including watching "flipped-classroom" lessons at home.
Skills: High School level study skills. Able to work independently. Ability to access Canvas, learn from brief videos clips, mark and correct own homework, and download completed and corrected homework. Required to participate in class.
Class Description: A full credit second-year high school French course.

  [269] Games Galore!Instructor: Cynthia Luce
Grades: K to 2ndRoom: 155
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 8Prerequisites: A basic desire to cooperate with others and participate in group activities as the majority of the games will be played in small or large groups.
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: Does your child like to play games? Then Games Galore! is the class for them. Games Galore! will introduce your child to individual, small, and large group games. Utilizing a wide variety of large group games, card games, and board games, we will explore the concepts of following rules, taking turns, cooperation, and sportsmanship. Some of the games we will play are Four Corners, Bug in a Rug, Limbo, Slap Jack, Snap, War, ChickyBoom, Connect Four, and Jenga.

  [278] Geology RocksInstructor: Molly Hurd
Grades: 4th to 5thRoom: 159
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 8 to 14Prerequisites: need to be reading and writing at grade level
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: none
One Time Cost (to teacher) $65.00Cost Description: notebook of all material, all activity supplies, rocks & mineral collection
Homework: occasional
Skills: need to be able to read and write a full paragraph; work well with others in classroom setting
Class Description: We will start off with a unit on meteorology and track the weather throughout the year using the internet. Learn cloud types, follow moon phases, and learn basic geography of our state and the US. Study earth's structure, crystals and minerals, rock types and fossils. We will then move to plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes! We will grow our own crystals, start a rock & mineral collection, tumble our own rocks, make a volcano and learn about earthquake waves. Occasional homework or projects. Perfect class for the aspiring geologist! Materials fee of $60. Tuition is $30 per student per month.

  [355] GeometryInstructor: Francis Pease
Grades: 7th to 12thRoom: 107
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites: Geometric diagnostic test prior to start of course(to determine if this course is appropriate for your child, or if another math course is more suitable )
Tuition: $50.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Pencils ; compass & straight edge; lined and blank paper;calculator(or app on computer);
One Time Cost (to teacher) $20.00Cost Description: Printing handouts for class and homework
Homework: 35-40 minutes 4 days per week; 4 packets of homework will be assigned at each Tuesday class meeting. Homework packets are due via email to teacher at 9 p.m.(Wed, Thu, Fri, Mon). Monday night Skype session for homework review, if needed Student must also complete "Mastery Exercise"(take home test) after each 4-week module.
Skills: Complete homework assignments and email to teacher on schedule; work independently in classroom, when teacher is helping other students
Class Description: Full Geometry curriculum based on "Big Ideas Math Geometry": 1 Basics of Geometry 2 Reasoning and Proofs 3 Parallel and Perpendicular Lines 4 Transformations 5 Congruent Triangles 6 Relationships Within Triangles 7 Quadrilaterals and Other Polygons 8 Similarity 9 Right Triangles and Trigonometry 10 Circles 11 Circumference, Area, and Volume 12 Probability Occasional exercises using Desmos and Geogebra(free Internet math software) Occasional math puzzles to challenge students logical thinking

  [259] Getting Attracted to Electricity & MagnetismInstructor: Ed Morin
Grades: 5th to 8thRoom: 157
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 12Prerequisites: Interest in electricity and desire to learn about it.
Tuition: $42.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Optional: Safe and Simple Electrical Experiments by Rudolf F. Graf (available from Amazon.com). Many of the activities we will do in class are based on ones from this book and it may be useful for students to have their own copy if they would like to further explore these (and other) experiments at home (especially for parents that would like to do some of these activities with their students).
One Time Cost (to teacher) $35.00Cost Description: The one-time supplies fee is used to bulk-purchase the initial materials for classroom projects and activities. Other materials and supplies costs for projects later in the year are built into the monthly tuition.
Homework: Optional activities available, but none required.
Skills: Fifth grade reading skills Good fine-motor skills Ability and willingness to follow instructions (verbal and written) Ability to calmly focus and be engaged with classroom activities
Class Description: In 600 BC, the Greek Philosopher Tales discovered static electricity. Since then, scientists and inventors have devised experiments and made additional discoveries adding to our understanding of this curious phenomenon. Allesandro Volta's invention of the battery in 1800 and Hans Christian Oersted's discovery that an electric current creates a magnetic field initiated a myriad of discoveries and innovations that have contributed to the benefits of electricity and electromagnetism we enjoy today. Over the course of the year, students will travel this same path of discovery using dozens of hands-on experiments and projects enabling them to explore and experience the basic principles of electric charge, electricity, and electromagnetism. Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way.

  [305] Girls Rock! 2Instructor: Patricia Sechrist
Grades: 2nd to 5thRoom: 201/Cafe
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 20Prerequisites:
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: For the tomboy and girly-girls alike, this is a no-boys allowed class for everything from hula hoops to quilling, from math tricks to how to make a lava lamp, and from scoubidou to stepping stones. This class will draw some of its ideas from The Double Daring Book for Girls. This is a continuation of the class Girls Rock!. There will be no duplicate activities from the previous Girls Rock! class and there is no prerequisite to this class. There will be in-class projects completed.

  [289] Intro to TheatreInstructor: Allison Standley
Grades: 2nd to 7thRoom: 152
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites:
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Pencil and paper, folder to keep scripts together in
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Max. 2 hour/wk, though not weekly.
Skills: Ability to focus and follow instructions. Good reading skills. Shy personalities are welcome as it's my goal to bring students out of their shells.
Class Description: Intro to Theatre is a fun and creative introduction to acting. We will use theatre games and exercises to explore how to use our voices, bodies, and imaginations on stage by using tableaux and improvisations to tell clear stories. Creativity and confidence are nourished through ensemble building and basic acting skills. Students will study scenes and monologues chosen for them during the second half of the year. While not a performance class, occasionally we will invite Labyrinth audience to a sharing of our class work, specifically monologues and short scenes. My goal for students in this class is to end the year with acting knowledge and experience and to have expanded their self-confidence and public speaking skills.

  [350] Labyrinth Ninja Warrior, Parkour 1Instructor: Matthew Smith
Grades: 3rd to 8thRoom: GymA
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 8 to 20Prerequisites: 1. Students should have fallen down often while learning to walk, and bring the tenacity of a 1-year-old to new movement skills. 2. Students should be able to occasionally participate outdoors at the skatepark or playground when surfaces are dry and temperatures are near or above 50 F.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Water Bottle; Athletic shoes, athletic or comfortable clothes, although classes will often be barefoot.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description: N.A.
Homework: 1. Eat Vegetables! 2. Optional training and anatomy assignments available to motivated students. 3. Recommended Reading: BRAIN RULES (Chapter 1) by John Medina; SPARK by John Ratey
Skills: Parkour and obstacle courses Human anatomy Problem-solving skills Goal-setting and achieving
Class Description: For movers with less experience in movement disciplines and risk assessment, this class will hold parkour and physical fitness at the core of the curriculum, but students will also learn that training includes proper diet, recovery, and cross training. Parkour is essentially the new name for natural human movement through challenging environments or obstacles. Students will run, jump, vault, climb, stabilize, balance, leap, roll, tumble, and move in every quadrupedal and bipedal manner imaginable to problem-solve while in motion. Parkour encourages students to examine their limits (both perceived and achieved limits), and to assess and understand risk. Parkour will occasionally be complemented with self-defense, yoga, hip-hop and folk dance, tumbling/acrobatics, and kinetic problem-solving games. Unlike ball sports which primarily operate in two spatial dimensions and favor (over-train) a dominant side, limb, or muscle group, this class will emphasize 3-dimensional movement and bilateral symmetry to achieve a balanced body and reduce risk of injury. Since only 5% of Americans currently stay active in ball sports after college, this class emphasizes functional fitness for lifelong health and mobility. Students will learn that exercise through a natural range of motion is not only good for the body but also floods the brain with oxygen, nutrients, and an alphabet soup of neurotransmitters and hormones that optimize the brain for learning and creative problem solving while reducing stress and flushing toxins. Students will learn that motion can change emotion; that tenacity yields growth; and that self-awareness enables self-confidence.

  [349] Labyrinth Ninja Warrior, Parkour 2Instructor: Matthew Smith
Grades: 5th to 12thRoom: GymA
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 8 to 20Prerequisites: 1. Experience and confidence with parkour, acrobatics, dance, martial arts, and/or other movement disciplines. 2. Students must be able to demonstrate a head/neck-safe forward roll ("somersault" in which head and neck remain off the ground) without a mat. 3. Students should be able to occasionally participate outdoors at the skatepark or playground when surfaces are dry and temperatures are near or above 50
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Water Bottle; Athletic shoes, athletic or comfortable clothes, although classes will often be barefoot.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description: N.A.
Homework: 1. Eat Vegetables! 2. Optional training and anatomy assignments available to motivated students. 3. Recommended Reading: BRAIN RULES (Chapter 1) by John Medina; SPARK by John Ratey
Skills: Parkour and obstacle courses Human anatomy Problem-solving skills Goal-setting and achieving
Class Description: For movers with a high level of athleticism and agility, this class will hold parkour and physical fitness at the core of the curriculum, but students will also learn that training includes proper diet, recovery, and cross training. Parkour is essentially the new name for natural human movement through challenging environments or obstacles. Students will run, jump, vault, climb, stabilize, balance, leap, roll, tumble, and move in every quadrupedal and bipedal manner imaginable to problem-solve while in motion. Parkour encourages students to examine their limits (both perceived and achieved limits), and to assess and understand risk. Parkour will occasionally be complemented with self-defense, yoga, hip-hop and folk dance, tumbling/acrobatics, and kinetic problem-solving games. Unlike ball sports which primarily operate in two spatial dimensions and favor (over-train) a dominant side, limb, or muscle group, this class will emphasize 3-dimensional movement and bilateral symmetry to achieve a balanced body and reduce risk of injury. Since only 5% of Americans currently stay active in ball sports after college, this class emphasizes functional fitness for lifelong health and mobility. Students will learn that exercise through a natural range of motion is not only good for the body but also floods the brain with oxygen, nutrients, and an alphabet soup of neurotransmitters and hormones that optimize the brain for learning and creative problem solving while reducing stress and flushing toxins. Students will learn that motion can change emotion; that tenacity yields growth; and that self-awareness enables self-confidence.

  [322] LAW 101Instructor: Kathleen Steed-Luick
Grades: 9th to 12thRoom: 156
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 3 to 10Prerequisites: None. A Civics or Constitutional Law class would be helpful, but it is not necessary.
Tuition: $36.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Primary text: "LAW 101" (2009), by Brien A. Roche, 254 pages, $10 Required Supplemental Readings: "What Are My Rights?: 95 Questions and Answers About Teens & the Law," by T.Jacobs, 199 pgs, $5 "Teens Take It to Court," by T.Jacobs, 209 pgs, $5 "They Broke the Law: True Cases of Teen Crime," by T.Jacobs, 212 pgs, $12 "Teen Cyberbullying Investigated," by T.Jacobs, 173 pgs, $7 "Black's Law Dictionary," $10 Prices are only approximations for what you can expect to pay on Amazon.com.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Weekly: reading 20-30 pages, briefing one to two relevant US Supreme Court cases and answering questions, occasionally online videos to watch or articles to read. End of year: research paper, presentation, and Quizlet final.
Skills: Student must read at or above a high school level, have a commitment to read 20-30 pages per week, the ability to copy from the board and take notes, and possess a willingness to read aloud and participate in class activities and discussions. Student must have access to the Internet and the ability to use a word processor for writing assignments.
Class Description: Class shall provide as comprehensive an overview of American jurisprudence as possible in 32 weeks. We will start with a basic understanding of the various levels and divisions of the judiciary: civil, criminal, administrative, state and federal. The curriculum will emphasize practical areas of law that the students may commonly expect to encounter, such as, but not limited to: Constitutional Freedoms, contracts, domestic relations, juvenile, torts, Landlord/Tenant Rights, estates, probate, bankruptcy, real estate, business organizations, employment, insurance, liens. (This list may increase or diminish to suit our time constraints and the strengths & interests of the class members.) We will also cover basic terminology: motions, pleadings, format, defendant, plaintiff, holding, venue, forum, res judicata, trier of fact, standards of proof, evidence, privileges, common law, case law, equity, bench warrant, res ipsa loquitur, bailiff, clerk, conflict of law, choice of law, sua sponte, pro bono publico, ex parte, RCW/WAC (Revised Code of Washington/Washington Administrative Code), et al. Homework will primarily consist of weekly reading assignments with written questions to facilitate in class discussions, as well as online quizzes & final, a research paper and presentation. On occasion, we will use supplemental online videos and articles to aid comprehension and retention of material. Please note: this class is not intended as a substitute for consultation with a legal counselor about any specific personal legal issues presented by students, nor will the instructor be offering legal advice. NOTE: Towards the end of the school year, we will discuss some cases with mature themes &/or distressing fact patterns that may be troubling for some students. Parents will be notified before potentially difficult topics will be introduced and may wish to review the material in advance or attend class with their student.

  [266] LEGO Engineering and Robotics, Level 2Instructor: Patricia Rector
Grades: 4th to 6thRoom: 154
Year: 2019Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 12Prerequisites: Solid writing skills and basic fractions are expected. Students should be able to work well with a partner and in small teams.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $10.00Cost Description: The one-time supply fee is used to bulk-purchase typical classroom material: e.g., paper rolls, masking tape, slope boards, and supplies for class engineering projects.
Homework: None.
Skills:
Class Description: This class is for older elementary students who enjoy working with LEGO and computers. The year is divided equally between engineering builds and intermediate robotics using material from LEGO Education. Students use LEGO Motorized Machines sets for progressively challenging, investigative units on Forces and Motion, Energy, Measurements, and Powered Machines. At mid-year we transition to LEGO robotics, using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits to build complex robotics structures including motorized vehicles, walking mechanisms, and standard battle bots, and learn the fundamentals of programming the Mindstorms EV3 for a variety of partner and team challenges.

  [281] Life Science IIInstructor: Molly Hurd
Grades: 6th to 8thRoom: 159
Year: 2019Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 7 to 16Prerequisites: Computer access, at grade level for reading and writing.
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: text book: CPO Life Science 2007 has frog on cover
One Time Cost (to teacher) $65.00 material feeCost Description: All lab materials and most handouts
Homework: 1-2 hours per week
Skills:
Class Description: Life Science II will be a continuation of Life Science I, although you do not need to take year one to take year two. In Life Science II, we will be spending the majority of our time covering the 6 kingdoms (2 bacteria kingdoms, fungi, protist, plant, and animal) with an emphasis on local invertebrates. There will be many labs, including some dissections, and other types of activities. Approximately one hour of homework per week. Assignments will be graded, and students will receive a certificate/grade at the end of the year.

  [310] Literature and CompositionInstructor: Tamarah Lee
Grades: 9th to 12thRoom: 107
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 8 to 15Prerequisites: None.
Tuition: $42.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Books, pen and paper.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 3-4 hours a week
Skills: Basic Skills Requited: Computer basics. Not for first time writers
Class Description: In this class we will be reading a book a month, learning how to dig into the theme of a book and using our discussions as a basis for writing. The students will explore narrative writing, persuasive writing, compare and contrast essays, and research papers based on themes of history, sciences, government, ethics and personal journeys. The weekly homework will be the spring board for each week's lessons, both to drive discussions and to pinpoint the areas of grammar and writing that need to be addressed. The goals of the class are to have lively discussions, to help each student recognize that they can write their thoughts in coherent forms and move them forward to their next step in their writing ability with each assignment. Books we may use: The Virginian, Making Money, I, Robot, Jane Eyre, Audacity, River Between Us, Kindred, Walt Whitman's Poetry and various short stories. Optional Half Credit Class: Use this as a literature class and not be responsible for the writing component offered. Tuition includes photocopies and printing supplies along with their writing notebook.

  [279] Middle School ChemistryInstructor: Molly Hurd
Grades: 6th to 8thRoom: 159
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 7 to 16Prerequisites: Be at grade level for reading and writing ability to work independently at home on work
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Be able to print from weekly activities from website
One Time Cost (to teacher) $65.00 material feeCost Description: All lab supplies, most handouts, and textbook rental
Homework: 1-2 hours per week /
Skills: good organizational skills; be able to complete materials at home
Class Description: This course in an introduction to chemistry and preparation for a high school chemistry class. We will learn about the history of chemistry, states of matter and how matter changes state, density, periodic table and atomic bonding, properties of water, acids & bases, and chemical changes/reactions. Class will be a combination of experiments and discussing material (homework and new material). Homework will take about one hour per week and will require reading material, and completing worksheets/labs. Curriculum is designed for middle school students and is a free curriculum found at www.middleschool chemistry.com. Students will need to print out weekly assignments at home to bring into class. Assignments and tests will be graded and students will receive a final grade.

  [274] More History AdventuresInstructor: Patty Spear
Grades: 4th to 7thRoom: 158
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 12Prerequisites: none
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: The book(s) for each of the time periods chosen. All books will either be available from the library, on Amazon, or available from various used bookstores.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 1 hour/week /
Skills: Ability to read at a 4-7th grade level. Listening to books on various audio formats is fine.
Class Description: This class is exactly what the name implies: Adventures in History. We will focus on approximately 6 periods of history, starting with a strong historical fiction book. We learn about the time period, the major players, how the people lived, what they believed, and how it compares to our current time. We do various craft projects throughout each unit to bring the time period to life. I also bring in guest speakers when available. Units in the past have covered Ancient China, WWI, Age of Exploration, Renaissance, Medieval Age, Ancient Japan, History of Australia, and various biographies. This is an active class, with lots of participation and movement. My biggest goal is to teach students to love history. NOTE: Each year we cover different books and time periods than in prior years, so repeating the class works well. Tuition includes supplies for crafts and projects we do in class, as well as extra class materials.

  [340] Nature DetectivesInstructor: Kate Maher
Grades: K to 1stRoom: 153
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites: Students should have an interest in nature and enthusiasm for being outdoors! They must have the ability to listen and follow verbal instructions and stay with the group outside.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: None
Skills:
Class Description: In this introduction to the natural sciences, we will investigate a variety of topics through outdoor exploration, hands-on learning activities, experiments, games, stories, and art projects. Each week's class will focus on a different natural science theme including: living and non-living things; animal groups and life cycles; animal tracks an homes; adaptations like camouflage, migration and hibernation; how plants and trees grow and how to identify them; earth science topics like geology, paleontology, seasonal changes and the water cycle; chemistry experiments like color changing liquids, fizzy potions, and slimes, and much more! We will almost always go outdoors for a portion of every class, rain or shine.

  [341] Nature DetectivesInstructor: Kate Maher
Grades: 2nd to 3rdRoom: 153
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 12Prerequisites: Reading and writing at 2nd grade level or greater - ability to read and copy a few words from the board at a time, or to try their best while working on this skill. Ability to listen and follow verbal multi-step directions. Ability to work with a partner or in a small group and share supplies. Enthusiasm for learning about nature and being outdoors in all kinds of weather.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Weather-appropriate clothing including rain jackets, rain boots, hats, gloves, and shoes that can get dirty or muddy.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: Like detectives searching for clues, we will use our senses and our observational skills to investigate a variety of topics in the natural sciences through outdoor exploration, experiments, games, and art projects. Class topics will pull from the natural sciences of Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, and Earth Sciences. In the fall we will learn Biology and Ecology concepts like what it means to be alive, how plants and animals get their energy, and how they survive through adaptations to their environment. In the winter we will work on understanding Chemistry concepts like what the world is made of, how molecules interact and change, making exciting substances like slimes, fizzy potions, color changing liquids, and mini rockets! Then we will learn about the Earth Sciences including the structure of the earth, how water is recycled, how landforms are made, and how fossils are formed. In the Spring we return to Biology with comparing and contrasting animal groups, investigating the skeletons of vertebrates and the shells of invertebrates, learning how birds fly, and how plants and animals work together. We will almost always go outdoors for a portion of every class, rain or shine.

  [369] Nature DetectivesInstructor: Kate Maher
Grades: K to 1stRoom: 153
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites: Students should have an interest in nature and enthusiasm for being outdoors! They must have the ability to listen and follow verbal instructions and stay with the group outside.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: None
Skills:
Class Description: In this introduction to the natural sciences, we will investigate a variety of topics through outdoor exploration, hands-on learning activities, experiments, games, stories, and art projects. Each week's class will focus on a different natural science theme including: living and non-living things; animal groups and life cycles; animal tracks an homes; adaptations like camouflage, migration and hibernation; how plants and trees grow and how to identify them; earth science topics like geology, paleontology, seasonal changes and the water cycle; chemistry experiments like color changing liquids, fizzy potions, and slimes, and much more! We will almost always go outdoors for a portion of every class, rain or shine.

  [292] Page to StageInstructor: Allison Standley
Grades: 3rd to 12thRoom: 152
Year: 2019Time: 08:30 AM
Class Size: 8 to 18Prerequisites: Preferable if student has already taken AllisonAPOSTROPHEs Intro to Theatre class but not necessary
Tuition: $50.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1.5 hours
Student Provided Materials: Folder and pencil. Students will provide their own clothing for potential costumes for the show and will be asked to help collect/build set pieces and props.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $50.00Cost Description: Parents will have from January 2020 to April 2020 to pay Allison directly for the Labyrinth-approved additional 6 hours of off-site rehearsal ($50), the equivalent of a 6-hour monthly session. Payment is made directly to Allison for these extra rehearsals as the rehearsal is outside of normal Labyrinth hours and mostly off-site.
Homework: 1-3 hrs/wk.
Skills: Brave team players, good note-takers and creative thinkers. Must be diligent on memorizing material weekly.
Class Description: We will start with a script and bring a play to life during the course of the year. We will explore auditioning, acting, set and costume design, voice and performance. Each of us will use our imagination, focus and creativity to bring a play we will select as a class to life in a final presentation at the end of the school year. Performances are always the second to last day of Labyrinth in May, starting around 3pm. PLEASE NOTE: in the Spring, we will have TWO EXTRA REHEARSALS outside of typical Labyrinth hours (one 2 hour rehearsal located at Mary Queen of Peace and one 4 hour rehearsal at the performance space, usually on a Friday or Saturday). This gives us the opportunity to have a spacing and dress rehearsal in the actual performance space.

  [348] Parkour and Human Movement VocabulariesInstructor: Matthew Smith
Grades: K to 2ndRoom: GymA
Year: 2019Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 20Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Water Bottle; Athletic shoes, athletic or comfortable clothes, although class will often be barefoot.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description: N.A.
Homework: Eat Vegetables!
Skills: Parkour and obstacle courses Folk and creative dance Introductory skeletal anatomy Problem-solving skills
Class Description: Students will run, jump, vault, climb, stabilize, balance, leap, roll, tumble, and move in every quadrupedal and bipedal manner imaginable to problem-solve while in motion. Classes will include obstacle courses, folk and creative dances, cardio and strength-building exercises, and a variety of individual and group games and explorations to expand self-knowledge and understanding of human anatomy. Obstacles and parkour will be the core of the curriculum and require repetition of natural human movement vocabularies. Parkour and dance reinforce developmental movement patterns, which improve integration of primitive reflexes (reflexes common to all primates). Reflex integration promotes self-awareness, spatial awareness, confidence, posture, coordination, agility, and correlates with improved executive function and expanded attention/focus. Classes will promote social-emotional development, requiring sharing, taking turns, communication, and self-expression. Students will learn that motion can change emotion; that tenacity yields growth; and that self-awareness enables self-confidence.

  [347] Parkour with Developmental and Creative MovementInstructor: Matthew Smith
Grades: 3yr to KRoom: GymA
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 12Prerequisites: Potty Trained
Tuition: $24.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Water Bottle; Athletic shoes and clothes, although classes will often be barefoot.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description: N.A.
Homework: Homework is always the same: Eat Vegetables!
Skills:
Class Description: Students will run, jump, vault, climb, balance, leap, roll, tumble, and move in every quadrupedal and bipedal manner imaginable to problem-solve while in motion. Classes will include obstacle courses, a variety of movement games, folk and creative dances, and exercises in equipment manipulation. Equipment manipulation will use sheets of paper, pvc pipes, foam nunchukus, bean bags, etc to go beyond the usual ball-and-stick manipulations. Obstacles and parkour will introduce and repeat natural human movement vocabularies. Parkour, movement games, and dance reinforce developmental movement patterns, which improve integration of primitive reflexes (reflexes common to all primates). Reflex integration promotes self-awareness, spatial awareness, confidence, posture, coordination, agility, and correlates with improved executive function and expanded attention/focus. Class will promote social-emotional development, requiring sharing, taking turns, communication, and self-expression.

  [319] Peaceful Warriors - ElementaryInstructor: Jennifer Harris
Grades: 3rd to 6thRoom: 158
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 15Prerequisites: Be able to sit in seat. Participation in each activity is voluntary.
Tuition: $50.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Textbook, handouts, crafts, and skill tools.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Practice tools and skills 1+ times per week.
Skills: N/A
Class Description: Peaceful Warriors deal with conflict, both internal and external, in an efficient and kind manner, which breeds a stronger relationship with self, family, and community. Skills like appropriate boundaries, effective communication, conflict resolution, distress tolerance, assertiveness, and compromise bring about peaceful relationships in all spheres of life. Peaceful because Peaceful Warriors are committed to using non-aggressive means to solve a conflictual or potentially conflictual situation, whether internal or external. My goal is teach you skills through experience, games, crafts, and stories and help you figure out which ones work best for you. The class will vary depending on class dynamics, demographic, and interest. The main structure starts with a short meditation/warm up activity, focus on a main skill or competency, ending with a game or two. Jennifer E. Harris is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Positive Discipline Educator in Bellevue.

  [290] Performance through Song and VoiceInstructor: Allison Standley
Grades: 3rd to 12thRoom: 152
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 3 to 8Prerequisites:
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Water bottle, folder to keep music together.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 1 hr/wk for learning and practicing music and lyrics
Skills: Experience with singing and music is helpful but not required
Class Description: We will learn and practice good vocal health and discover how to tell a song's story. Students work on a number of songs over the year first treating them as monologues then learning the music which will be preformed at various times during the year. We will spend time working on a bit of basic music theory, auditions, dialects. Students will be able to access melodies and accompaniment to each songs in a Dropbox folder.

  [298] Photography 101: Introduction to Digital ImagingInstructor: Mary Vance
Grades: 7th to 12thRoom: 154
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 15Prerequisites: Students should have an interest in photography. While no prerequisite classes are required, some basic math skills will be employed to shoot in manual mode and while editing.
Tuition: $50.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Students will need access to a digital camera with the ability to change settings manually. A digital SLR camera or mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses are ideal, but even cell phones can work with the right downloaded apps and accessories. Access to a computer and email will be required throughout the year and editing software (Adobe Lightroom) will be used for a portion of the class. Editing software license will be purchased individually for the months needed at the rate of $9.99/mth through Adobe.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Weekly photography prompt to be submitted digitally
Skills:
Class Description: We carry a camera with us everyday - why not learn how to use it?!? Go from having the camera tell you what it sees to giving instructions that will bring your artistic vision to life. In Photography 101: Introduction to Digital Imaging, students will spend the first half of the year learning about the camera and how to make deliberate choices to create our art. We will focus on camera basics and exposure and then move into composition and lighting choices. The second half of the year will include a deep dive into individual genres of photography while giving students the tools to make creative edits to enhance their images. Students will be assigned a weekly photography prompt that illustrates the concepts learned in class. Students will end the year with a completed portfolio of their own photographic works.Instructor to provide student portfolios and photographic prints. Additional portfolios to replace lost or full binders will be available for purchase through the instructor at student's expense.

  [277] Physics Zip, Zap, ZoomInstructor: Molly Hurd
Grades: 1st to 2ndRoom: 159
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 14Prerequisites: needs to be minimum 6 years old
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: none
One Time Cost (to teacher) $$65 material feeCost Description: all handouts and students will be bringing home a small toy that reflects what we are learning each week.
Homework: none
Skills: be able to work with other students in classroom setting
Class Description: Learn about forces and motion, light and color, wheels, simple machines (levers, wedges, wheels/gears) magnetism, sound, inventions, and famous scientists. Lots of hands on activities and engaging activities for inquiring kids from making parachutes, flying airplanes, using Legos, gears, mirrors, magnets, and lots more. Classes include hands on activities, you tube clips, and reading/circle time. Students will bring home something each week that reflects on what we are learning.

  [296] Pipe Up Public Speaking & LeadershipInstructor: Sara Froelich
Grades: 7th to 12thRoom: 156
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 10 to 20Prerequisites: A good attitude
Tuition: $25.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Bring pens and pencils to class.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $45.00Cost Description: Handouts, folders, incentives/prizes, certificates.
Homework: 15 min/week, more when preparing to give a speech /
Skills: A willingness to be supportive of other students.
Class Description: Pipe Up Public Speaking & Leadership Have fun learning how to run a meeting, speak off the cuff, give a toast, deliver a speech, recite a poem & more. The mission of Pipe Up is to afford each of its members stage time in a mutually supportive environment for the purpose of developing public speaking and leadership skills. The fast-paced meetings provide plenty of opportunity for everyone to participate to whatever extent they are comfortable. Parents may choose to make this a class for credit or list it as an extra-curricular club activity.

  [360] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 09:30 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [361] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [362] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 10:30 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [367] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 02:30 PM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [368] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 08:00 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [320] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 08:30 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [359] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [363] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [364] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 11:30 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [365] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [366] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 02:00 PM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $120.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [379] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition: $120.00 per Duration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [377] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 3yr to AdultRoom: Music_Room
Year: 2019Time: 01:00 PM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition: $120.00 per Duration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials: Instructor will determine at first meeting.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Daily practice as time permits.
Skills: Any level from beginning to advanced.
Class Description: Private 30 minute music lessons. Choose from violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele, beginning piano, and basic pop vocal. All ages and skill levels welcome.

  [325] RhetoricInstructor: Kathleen Steed-Luick
Grades: 6th to AdultRoom: 156
Year: 2019Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 3 to 15Prerequisites: None.
Tuition: $22.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: "The Fallacy Detective" (2009) and "The Thinking Toolbox" (2005) by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Complete in writing the unfinished text questions from class and any weekly worksheets. Each week you will receive an e-mail with a topic review and related online links along with questions for you to answer in writing and turn in the following week. This homework may take 1-5 hours to complete. Additional critical thinking homework may be required from older students seeking high school credit. Online resources, videos, and articles are utilized to aid comprehension and retention of subject matter.
Skills: Reading at or above a 6th grade level, ability to copy form the board and take notes, willingness to read aloud, work at the board and participate in class activities and discussions. Access to and ability to use a word processor for writing assignments.
Class Description: The texts are written by two Christian home schooled brothers from Iowa. "The Fallacy Detective" consists of 38 entertaining lessons to present various common fallacies, such as: red herring, ad hominem, tu quoque, straw man, assumptions, circular reasoning, post hoc ergo propter hoc, proof by lack of evidence, emotional appeals, propaganda. Please refer to www.fallacydetective.com for more detailed text information. Class will read through the text lessons together and complete the questions at the end of each lesson in an open discussion format. Uncovered lesson questions will be homework, together with worksheets and periodic quizzes to reinforce the weekly lessons. Re: The Fallacy Detective: The picture we had in mind when we wrote this book was of a father or mother sitting beside the children and working through this book together. Parents and children all read the chapter, they all discuss it, and they all do the exercises together. In our experience, most children learn logic best when they are thirteen years or older. Therefore, we have designed this book for students age thirteen and above. There is no maximum age, so grandparents have no excuse. We know that logic is a new subject to most people, so we wrote this book to be your teacher. We designed the lesson format to contain many concrete examples, and we included exercises for many levels of difficulty. In this way, the concepts are easy to understand, and the skills are easy to learn. Actually, we like to think of it this way --- our book helps you to discover the logic which is already written in your mind by God. We only make you more aware of the logic which you ve been using all of your life. Re: The Thinking Toolbox: We wrote this book for children and adults who want to learn logic and critical thinking skills. 'The Thinking Toolbox' follows the same style as 'The Fallacy Detective' with lessons and exercises and an answer key in the back. Parents and teachers, as well as anybody who wants to learn logic, will find 'The Thinking Toolbox' easy to use and practical.

  [265] Robotics and Coding, Level 1Instructor: Patricia Rector
Grades: 1st to 3rdRoom: 154
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites: Students work in partner pairs for most class periods. Please notify the instructor if your child has special needs.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: None
One Time Cost (to teacher) $10.00Cost Description: The one-time supply fee is used to bulk-purchase typical classroom material: e.g., paper rolls, masking tape, slope boards, and supplies for class projects.
Homework: None.
Skills:
Class Description: This class is for early to mid-level elementary students who enjoy working with LEGO and computers. The year is divided between early robotics from LEGO Education, and beginning Scratch Jr. programming from MIT. Students work with LEGO Education's We-Do Robotics sets, designed specifically for children new to robotics and programming, to build a variety of robotics models and learn to program them to move and make sounds. At mid year the class will transition to learning to program using Scratch Jr., a graphical programming language designed specifically for young children as a precursor to other programming languages. Students will use Scratch Jr. for creating games, animated stories, and STEM projects.

  [358] Robotics and Coding, Level 1Instructor: Patricia Rector
Grades: 1st to 3rdRoom: 154
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites: Students work in partner pairs for most class periods. Please notify the instructor if your child has special needs.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: None
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description: The one-time supply fee is used to bulk-purchase typical classroom material: e.g., paper rolls, masking tape, slope boards, and supplies for class projects.
Homework: None.
Skills:
Class Description: This class is for early to mid-level elementary students who enjoy working with LEGO and computers. The year is divided between early robotics from LEGO Education, and beginning Scratch Jr. programming from MIT. Students work with LEGO Education's We-Do Robotics sets, designed specifically for children new to robotics and programming, to build a variety of robotics models and learn to program them to move and make sounds. At mid year the class will transition to learning to program using Scratch Jr., a graphical programming language designed specifically for young children as a precursor to other programming languages. Students will use Scratch Jr. for creating games, animated stories, and STEM projects.

  [280] Science SafariInstructor: Molly Hurd
Grades: 3rd to 4thRoom: 159
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 14Prerequisites: Be able to write and read at gradelevel
Tuition: $35.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: none
One Time Cost (to teacher) $65.00 material feeCost Description: Notebook of materials, all handouts, project supplies
Homework: occasional
Skills:
Class Description: We will go on a science safari! Classes will be filled with activities, labs, and art projects. Students will receive a notebook filled with all topics we cover. In the fall we will learn about bugs/insects, bats, birds, and local trees (very fall activities). Second part of the year we will do a unit on chemistry basics, electricity & magnetism, and geology. Learn about atoms, states of matter, density, pH, circuits, and grow some crystals. Occasional homework project. Goal is that students will be exposed to a variety of science fields, learn fundamentals of each, and be excited to pursue more science in the future.

  [356] Sports and FitnessInstructor: Matthew Lang
Grades: K to 3rdRoom: GymB
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 10 to 20Prerequisites: N/A
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: N/A
Skills: See Description
Class Description: In this class we will build endurance, physical intelligence, spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, and strength by exploring the rules and play of soccer, ultimate frisbee, badminton, and volleyball. other activities we may explore include explorations of the basics of acrobatics and tumbling, as well as other general calisthenics, ensuring the children are moving at a high level of activity. These explorations are structured through a lens of body, heart, and mind engagement in order for each student to experience balance and growth in their lives through the mode of physical activity.

  [357] Sports and FitnessInstructor: Matthew Lang
Grades: 3rd to 6thRoom: GymB
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 10 to 20Prerequisites: N/A
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: N/A
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: N/A
Skills: See description
Class Description: In this class we will build endurance, physical intelligence, spatial awareness, hand-eye coordination, and strength by exploring the rules and play of soccer, ultimate frisbee, badminton, and volleyball. other activities we may explore include explorations of the basics of acrobatics and tumbling, as well as other general calisthenics, ensuring the children are moving at a high level of activity. These explorations are structured through a lens of body, heart, and mind engagement in order for each student to experience balance and growth in their lives through the mode of physical activity.

  [376] Teen/ Tween Social GroupInstructor: Debra Tan (Duniho)
Grades: 6th to 12thRoom: GymA
Year: 2019Time: 12:00 PM
Class Size: 1 to 50Prerequisites:
Tuition: $0.00 per Duration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: ​The teen/tween group meets weekly at lunch to socialize and to plan teen outings, social occasions and community service for teens and tweens. Parents, please add your teen's or tween's email address to your family information screen if you want them to receive email from the teen group. This 'class' will be used for announcements. There is an unlisted Google email list for the teens and tweens (parents are invited as well to join) to be connected to each other socially on email. If you would like to be part of the email list, please send email to Debrat@nwlink.com so I can send you an invitation to the email list. To be a member of the Google email list, at least one person of the family (parent and/or teen/tween) needs to be part of this "class" In this way, we can ensure that you are getting announcements as well. All parents will be responsible for helping plan and supervise activities to help ensure this is a successful and fun group for all.

  [328] The Joy of Art-BeginningInstructor: Judi Byrne
Grades: 2nd to 6thRoom: 151
Year: 2019Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 4 to 12Prerequisites: Come with a positive attitude, and having done some amount of drawing, glueing and cutting. A lot of students struggle with the simple shapes at first. Not a problem. I have tools to help with that.
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: portfolio to keep artwork in, to bring to class each week, with the exception of our paper mache projects.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description: All materials provided with exception of portfolios.
Homework: /none
Skills: Able to take some instruction, with a good attitude. Can follow simple instructions. Draw simple shapes, cut and glue. I am very friendly and personable. I would like them to feel free to ask any questions, or convey the need for help. I try to make the atmosphere fun and relaxed.
Class Description: This is a fun class for students who enjoy drawing, painting and exploring different mediums, styles, and subjects. There will be instruction given for each project. Crafts and fine art projects will be determined based on the capabilities of the students. There will be drawing, painting, cutting, glueing, and paper mache projects. Art is fun and messy, so be prepared to get sticky fingers at times, and to wear protective clothing. We will have at least one or two art shows to display their work each school year.

  [330] The Lego CornerInstructor: Cynthia Luce
Grades: pre-K to 1stRoom: 155
Year: 2019Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 7Prerequisites:
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $35.00Cost Description: On the last day of class your child will go home with their own Lego baseplate, a plastic bin, and a Basic Lego set of 300 pieces.
Homework:
Skills: This class is specially meant to be a quiet zone for kids who need to get away from the busyness of the hallways and lunchroom and want a quieter place to play by them self or with their friends.
Class Description: Does your younger child need a quiet place to escape too during the busy Labyrinth day? Then send them on over to The Lego Corner, a quiet space just right for kids to play by themselves or with friends. I will set up a work area with Lego baseplates, over 5,000 Legos, and a variety of Lego reference books to keep your child happy and occupied. I will also provide individual bins for each student who would like to save their work at the end of class and come back to it the next week.

  [291] Theatre for tiny actorsInstructor: Allison Standley
Grades: K to 2ndRoom: 152
Year: 2019Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 4 to 12Prerequisites:
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Occasionally I may ask students come dressed as the character they perform in the play we present.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Occasionally small amounts of memorization. 30 min/week max
Skills: All are welcome to try out the class. Reading skills are helpful but not necessary. Parents are welcome to sit in during classes as long as the student can stay on task with their parent in the room.
Class Description: This will be a fun and creative class where little ones can learn theatre games while developing confidence and interpersonal skills. This class will be a combination of theatre games, beginner theatre education, using imaginations, reading books and bringing those books to life by developing short plays, and occasional singing!

  [260] Turning On to ElectronicsInstructor: Ed Morin
Grades: 7th to 10thRoom: 157
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 12Prerequisites: Interest in electronics and desire to learn about it Basic understanding of electricity, electric charge, circuits, and electromagnetism (covered in first class Getting Attracted to Electricity and Magnetism offered last year or equivalent).
Tuition: $42.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: A few basic hand-tools might be helpful. These do not need to be expensive; examples will be provided. o Multimeter o Safety glasses o Screwdriver (either 4-in-1 or handle with bits) o Long-nose pliers o Flush wire cutters o Wire stripper. o Some tools will also be available in class on a shared basis.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $35.00Cost Description: The one-time supplies fee is used to bulk-purchase the initial materials and electronic components for classroom projects and activities. Other materials and supplies costs for projects later in the year are built into the monthly tuition.
Homework: Optional activities available, but none required.
Skills: Seventh grade math and reading skills Good fine-motor skills Ability and willingness to follow instructions (verbal and written) Ability to calmly focus and be engaged with classroom activities Ability to read small printing and standard color-codes on electronic components
Class Description: Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 150 years? This class is a sequel to Getting Attracted to Electricity and Magnetism. Students will learn about modern semiconductor electronics through many hands-on projects using real electronics components with the modern breadboard system; no soldering is required. Projects are designed to teach the fundamental concepts behind diodes, LEDs, transistors, integrated circuits, digital logic, and other standard electronic components. Classes utilize a flexible, self-paced, lab-style approach where students have many fun projects to choose from and all parts are provided. Unfinished projects can be taken home and worked on outside of class or saved for the next class.

  [312] US History 1600-1900Instructor: Tamarah Lee
Grades: 9th to 12thRoom: 107
Year: 2019Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 15Prerequisites: None.
Tuition: $38.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Students need to obtain the books we will be reading, including, but not limited to, King George: what was his problem, Which Way to the Wild West and Two Miserable Presidents, and A Young People
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 3-4 hours a week.
Skills: Basic computer skills, along with a way to read the books and do the projects.
Class Description: This class will use Steve Sheinkin s captivatingly written books King George: what was his problem, Which Way to the Wild West and Two Miserable Presidents which tell the familiar story of American history peppered with fabulous bits that make history engaging and funny. Along with those books we will read Howard Zinn s A Young People s History of the United States which tells our story from the perspective of the often ignored voices: women, Native American, African American, the indentured servants, and marginalized. We will examine primary sources from the time period and do projects to help us understand why this history matters today. The class will be discussion based. The weekly homework will be 3-4 hours and will consist of readings, writing, and projects. ( I will also tie the readings from the Lit and Comp Class with the themes in this class, but each class will stand as an independent credit and can be taken separately). Tuition includes photocopies and printing supplies along with their writing notebook.

  [261] YogaInstructor: Sarah Weeldreyer
Grades: 8th to AdultRoom: 152
Year: 2019Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 4 to 10Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $40.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Yoga mat
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills: Ability to be still and quiet at times, to follow directions without disrupting the class.
Class Description: Yoga is a physical movement practice that builds strength, enhances flexibility, and improves mindfulness. Created long ago to assist in preparing the practitioner for stillness in meditation, yoga today has grown to include thousands of different 'asanas' or postures, which can be combined into endless sequences for any body. Students will start class with quiet, mindful breathing, move through a guided 'vinyasa' style yoga class, and end in a few moments of stillness.