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  [547] Adventures in LiteratureInstructor: Patty Spear
Grades: 4th to 6thRoom: 157
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 12Prerequisites: none
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: The assigned books(s) for each adventure. All books will either be available from the library or Amazon/bookstores.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $50.00Cost Description: Supplies for crafts and projects done in class.
Homework: 1 hour/week / reading assignment
Skills: Ability to read at a 4-6th grade level. Listening to books in audio is acceptable.
Class Description: How much fun can we have with books? Start with great books and jump into science, history, geography, animals, world cultures, or anything else that sparks our interest. Games, activities and crafts add to our learning adventures. Prior year adventures have included a virtual tour of the world, trips to chocolate factories and bee farms, exploring the solar system, and volcanoes, animals, and even personal finance. NOTE: Each year we cover different books and topics than in prior years, so repeating the class works well. Listening to books in audio is acceptable.

  [533] Algebra 1 (2021-2022)Instructor: Francis Pease
Grades: 7th to 12thRoom: 107
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites: Take 'Algebra 1 Readiness Test(ART1)' ; ART1 test will be supplied, and corrected, by teacher as a pre-req to enrolling in the course; The topics covered on the ART1 test will be taken from 'Skills Review High School Handbook(SRHHS)' topics 1.1 through 3.2, which are on same webpage as textbook described above
Tuition and Fees: $52.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Computer; free Desmos software userid and password; free OneNote software loaded onto computer
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 1 hour of homework(15 problems) after each in-person and virtual class session. Homework and all other communication for the course will be maintained in a 'OneNote' file; homework will be composed and submitted electronically via email to the teacher via the Desmos app; Periodic tests for the course material will also use Desmos software.
Skills: Complete the ART1 test prior to enrollment; Complete homework assignments and email to teacher on schedule;
Class Description: Full Algebra 1 curriculum based on 'Big Ideas Math Algebra 1' free online textbook To preview text, go to 'https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com>select 'Common Core 2019' from 'Choose your Program' pull-down, and then 'Go' button. Then scroll down to 'Algebra 1' textbook image Course will cover chapters 1-10 Course will include two(2) class meetings per week, an in-person class session on 'Co-op Day', and one(1) additional mandatory attendance virtual class each week that Co-op meets(scheduling of virtual classes will be negotiated with parents and students); student will need a computer(Mac or Windows) available to him/her for the virtual class, for homework composition/submission, and for OneNote access for all course communication

  [535] Algebra 2 (2021-2022)Instructor: Francis Pease
Grades: 9th to 12thRoom: 107
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites: Take 'Algebra 2 Readiness Test(ART2)' ; ART2 test will be supplied, and corrected, by teacher as a pre-req to enrolling in the course; The topics covered on the ART2 test will be taken from 'Skills Review High School Handbook(SRHHS)' topics 1.1 through 9.5, which are on same webpage as textbook described above
Tuition and Fees: $52.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Computer; free Desmos software userid and password; free OneNote software loaded onto computer
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 1 hour of homework(15 problems) after each in-person and virtual class session. Homework and all other communication for the course will be maintained in a 'OneNote' file; homework will be composed and submitted electronically via email to the teacher via the Desmos app; Periodic tests for the course material will also use Desmos software.
Skills: Complete the ART2 test prior to enrollment; Complete homework assignments and email to teacher on schedule;
Class Description: Full Algebra 2 curriculum based on 'Big Ideas Math Algebra 2' free online textbook To preview text, go to 'https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com>select 'Common Core 2019' from 'Choose your Program' pull-down, and then 'Go' button. Then scroll down to 'Algebra 2' textbook image Course will cover chapters 1-9 Course will include two(2) class meetings per week, an in-person class session on 'Co-op Day', and one(1) additional mandatory attendance virtual class each week that Co-op meets(scheduling of virtual classes will be negotiated with parents and students); student will need a computer(Mac or Windows) available to him/her for the virtual class, for homework composition/submission, and for OneNote access for all course communication

  [544] America Goes to War - 1Instructor: Patty Spear
Grades: 6th to 9thRoom: 157
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 12Prerequisites: None
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Books to be read for class.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 1 -2 hours per week reading. Listening to books is also acceptable.
Skills: Middle School Reading Comprehension.
Class Description: This class will focus on the American Revolution and Civil War. 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 occasional crafts to reinforce what we have learned.

  [513] Art ExplorationInstructor: SARI ISRAEL
Grades: K to 1stRoom: 151
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 3 to 10Prerequisites: none
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: none
Skills: none
Class Description: Express your unique self with a focus on fun, creativity, and art exploration. Students will create two and three-dimensional art using a variety of materials and techniques, learning about color, form, pattern and texture, while developing new artistic talents. Inspiration comes from master artists, world cultures and books. For those repeating the class, I will introduce new projects

  [536] Automate the Boring Stuff with PythonInstructor: Patricia Rector
Grades: 8th to 10thRoom: 158
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites: Prior experience with Python. Students should be comfortable typing (no hunt and peck) and have some familiarity with setting up and saving computer files on their OS.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Required: Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, by Al Sweigart. Recommended: Python Crash Course 2nd edition by Eric Matthes.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Weekly homework assignments. Students must have access to a home computer for homework.
Skills: Students must be able to pay close attention to detail and be committed to practice and weekly homework assignments. Personal laptops are recommended. The instructor has laptops for in-class work on a by-need basis.
Class Description: In Automate the Boring Stuff with Python, students learn how to use Python to write programs that do in minutes what would take hours to do by hand. We will create Python programs that search for text in files, manage files and folders, search the Web and download online content, and manage data in Excel spreadsheets. We'll complement our work with several Python games and projects that encourage students to modify and adapt to their own programming projects. This is a class for intermediate Python students who are interested in improving their Python skills.

  [549] Beginning Backstrap WeavingInstructor: Tara Hernandez
Grades: 9th to AdultRoom: 150
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 4 to 8Prerequisites: None
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: None.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $125.00Cost Description: Instructor will provide all supplies and materials needed, including the parts for a backstrap loom that students will get to keep.
Homework: Minimal
Skills: Able to listen and follow instructions. Able to remember to bring project back to class when necessary.
Class Description: Do you love doing things by hand, and learning traditional methods? Want to learn to make cloth, but afraid the equipment is too expensive and takes too much space? Maybe you think it s too complicated? Think again! You can learn to weave beautiful textiles with a few sticks, yarn, and your body. In this class you will learn the basics of how to create a backstrap loom, operate it, plan a project, wind a warp, and weave fabric. You will even learn how to create beautiful patterns on your fabric! The usefulness of these bands are endless - bookmarks, headbands, bracelets, dog leashes, bag straps, and more! At the end of class you will have 6 or more projects, and the equipment and knowledge you need to continue on your weaving journey. Just add yarn! To see more, check out my video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z_xK-bC8-oY Please contact me if you have a younger, very interested student, and we can discuss if it's an appropriate fit.

  [573] Book Club 18th - 20th Century History Through American Girl BooksInstructor: Guen Goossen
Grades: 4th to 6thRoom: 201/Cafe
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 3 to 10Prerequisites: None
Tuition and Fees: $31.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: None required
One Time Cost (to teacher) $80.00Cost Description: The supply cost is for the craft supplies that we will use in class.
Homework: The kids will read the books at home.
Skills: The students should be able to participate in group discussions and craft projects.
Class Description: We will read the books that go along with the historical American Girl dolls from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries. We will discuss the books, the historical time period, the culture of the characters, and some geography, geology, and biology. We will also do some crafts and activities related to the books. The Books will include: Kaya, a Native American before European settlement; Felicity, a colonial girl at the start of the American Revolution; Caroline, a girl during the War of 1812; Josefina, a girl from New Mexico during Mexican occupation; Cecile & Marie-Grace, girls from New Orleans during the 1853 yellow fever epidemic; Kirsten, a pioneer girl from the American West; Addy, a former slave from the Civil War and early Reconstruction Era; and Samantha, a girl from the American Progressive Era.

  [575] Book Club and WritingInstructor: Tamarah Lee
Grades: 6th to 9thRoom: 153
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 16Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 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 chooses to listen to his/her book, please have a written copy available as well. I will be using Google Classroom for assignments and communication.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $40.00Cost Description: There will be a supply fee of $40.00 for the year if we are in person, $10.00 if we are all online. The supplies will cover their writing notebook, and various supplies. It will also cover photocopies or the electronic copies I will supply the student.
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, Wee Free Men, Arm of the Starfish, Leviathan, I, Robot, Every Soul a Star, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, A Monster Calls. This class will have different books from 2020-21 and I will have the list of books by the beginning of August. I would like to propose a two-day-a-week class. I would offer one live class at Labyrinth at the scheduled time and one Zoom class on Thursdays at the same time.

  [574] Books Around the WorldInstructor: Guen Goossen
Grades: 1st to 3rdRoom: 201/Cafe
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 3 to 9Prerequisites: No Prerequisites.
Tuition and Fees: $0.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: None required
One Time Cost (to teacher) $40.00Cost Description: The supply cost is for the materials that we will use for our craft projects.
Homework: No Homework.
Skills: Ability to sit and listen to stories and participate in crafts.
Class Description: We will read picture books in class that represent different countries and cultures around the world, as well as the presence of these cultures within the United States. We will also do crafts and activities some weeks, including coloring maps of the regions we read about.

  [580] Communicating Like a ProInstructor: Rachel Rowland
Grades: 8th to 12thRoom: 154
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 12 to 16Prerequisites: Willingness to listen and learn from others.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Students will need access to internet for research and homework submission. May also need access to a device that records video, depending on student preference.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Amount will vary, but students can expect an average of about 2 hours per week.
Skills: Should be able to read/write at an 8th grade level.
Class Description: This course will make you rethink what it means to be a good communicator. We will cover everything from interview skills to setting clear expectations to giving constructive feedback. I will help you gain the confidence to contribute insight in the workplace and in personal relationships. We will work on the basics of public speaking, but you will also learn how to listen and how to convey meaning without words. The full list of course topics will be determined by the students in September based on their interests and needs.

  [540] Creative Crafts of the World (2)Instructor: Marilyn Romatka
Grades: 6th to AdultRoom: 150
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites: none
Tuition and Fees: $36.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: none
One Time Cost (to teacher) $180.00Cost Description: all weekly prepared consumable materials, and use of equipment (looms, marudai, etc)
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 2 may include any or all of the following: Lavender Wands (England), Block Printing (India), Wet Felt (all cultures). Huichol Beading (Mexico), Kumihimo (Japan), Dream Catchers (Native American), and Locker Hooking (Colonial America), plus additional units to replace the ones we borrowed from CCW (2) for that strange pandemic year :-)! Please note, class size this year will be smaller. Tara Hernandez will sub if Marilyn is traveling.

  [541] Creative Crafts of the World: the Early YearsInstructor: Marilyn Romatka
Grades: 2nd to 3rdRoom: 150
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 4 to 10Prerequisites: none
Tuition and Fees: $36.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $180.00Cost Description: all weekly prepared consumable materials, and use of equipment (weaving frames, mosaic molds, etc)
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? This year, we've got something 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 Washington state. (Crafts taught in this class will be distinct from the crafts taught later in the CCW 1-4 series of classes) Please note, class size this year will be smaller.Tara Hernandez will sub if Marilyn is traveling.

  [592] Creative DramaInstructor: Jessica Low
Grades: pre-K to KRoom: 152
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 10 to 15Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $15.00Cost Description: Poster paper, paper, markers, stickers
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: We will explore the use of our bodies and imaginations, creating characters and living through stories together using literature, pictures, and dramatic narrative role play. We will work on letters and numbers using our bodies and imaginations. Students will have the opportunity to draw something in their imagination in class many days and to share their ideas.

  [566] Creative WritingInstructor: Heather Westgarth
Grades: 2nd to 4thRoom: 156
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 4 to 12Prerequisites: To be able to write a simple narrative with a beginning, middle and ending.
Tuition and Fees: $31.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $10.00Cost Description:
Homework: Optional
Skills:
Class Description: The aim of this course is to enjoy and have fun with the writing process. Children will explore creative writing in a meaningful and highly engaging environment using a talk for writing model. Children will begin by imitating parts of texts and experiment with rich vocabulary, use sentence starters for effect, among other writing devices with peers. They will select the language they need for a particular topic orally by reading and analyzing a narrative, create a story map, and then write their own version of a story.

  [567] Creative WritingInstructor: Heather Westgarth
Grades: 4th to 6thRoom: 156
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 4 to 12Prerequisites: None
Tuition and Fees: $31.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $10.00Cost Description:
Homework: Optional
Skills: To be able to write a story with some relevant details using a beginning, middle and end.
Class Description: In this course, the aim is to rejuvenate and/or maintain a love for writing. Children will explore some dramatic creative writing in a meaningful and highly engaging environment using a talk for writing model. Children will identify the features of text in short reading exercises and experiment themselves with rich vocabulary, varying sentences for effect, among other writing devices. They will select the language they need for a particular topic orally by reading and analyzing a narrative, create a story map, and then write their own version of a story. Students will have the opportunity to create a range of non-fiction texts throughout the year.

  [515] Drawing and More: Illustrated JournalingInstructor: Meka Zieger
Grades: 2nd to 6thRoom: 158
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 8 to 14Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $26.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $75.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: Drawing was once taught along with the 3R's. It isn't so much an ability as learning to 'see.' Keeping an illustrated journal in this class is the key to developing both skill and satisfaction. We share our books, play drawing games to train the eye - and others that are just fun (no worries about drawing, right?), get journal-keeping tips, discus famous artists' work paired with the lesson, and draw the day's project. General 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 repeatedly: what I haven't drawn, I've never really seen.

  [516] Drawing and More: Illustrated JournalingInstructor: Meka Zieger
Grades: 6th to AdultRoom: 158
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 8 to 14Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $26.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Not required, but it
One Time Cost (to teacher) $75.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: Drawing was once taught with the 3R's to develop skill and satisfaction. Van Gogh said, 'It's looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper understanding.' Pursue the study of Art and Design by keeping an illustrated journal and learn to really 'see.' This class uses your life as the vehicle for training the 4 A's: Alertness...Appreciation...Aim...and...Art. Our medium will primarily be pen and watercolor as we focus on gesture, contour, dealing with 'mistakes,' positive/negative space, lettering, elements of design, color and perspective; as well as reviewing famous artists' work. Learning to draw on-location and keep a journal is key for future art careers. I'm a graphic designer who draws daily - for more than 'practice' (see lifeinaday.posthaven.com), learning repeatedly that what I haven't drawn, I've never really seen.

  [519] Exploring Electricity & MagnetismInstructor: Ed Morin
Grades: 5th to 8thRoom: 154
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 3 to 12Prerequisites: Interest and desire to learn about electricity and magnetism.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $95.00Cost Description: Supplies fee covers cost of bulk-purchased, customized Snap kits, other custom project kits and additional electrical components stored in a convenient carrying case. Students keep all accumulated kit and project materials at the end of the year.
Homework: None required.
Skills: Fifth 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.
Class Description: In 600 BC, the Greek Philosopher Thales discovered static electricity. Over time, other scientists and inventors continued to observe, hypothesize, and experiment, expanding our understanding of this curious phenomenon. Allesandro Volta's breakthrough invention of the battery in 1800, followed by Hans Christian Oersted's discovery that an electric current creates a magnetic field, initiated a series of discoveries and innovations which enabled us to harness and benefit from these amazing properties of the natural world. 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, electric current and electromagnetism. Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be acknowledged along the way.

  [518] Exploring MicrocontrollersInstructor: Ed Morin
Grades: 7th to 10thRoom: 154
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 3 to 12Prerequisites: Desire to learn about the Arduino microcontroller and C++ programming environment. Basic understanding of electrical circuits, electronics, and electromagnetism (covered in Getting Attracted to Electricity & Magnetism and Turning On to Electronics classes).
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Basic laptop/notebook computer with 2 GB RAM, an available USB port for programming and testing and 500 MB available storage (older models are fine; Arduino software is available for use with Windows, MacOS and Linux). - OPTIONAL: Small hand tools. Although available for shared-use in class, students may want to have a few of their own small hand tools including fine needle-nose pliers, small wire cutter, small wire stripper, small screwdrivers, and multimeter; suggestions can be provided if desired.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $95.00Cost Description: All materials required for class projects and activities are provided by the instructor. Materials are bulk purchased including an Arduino microcontroller, USB cable, breakout devices, high-quality breadboard and dozens of electronic components organized in parts boxes stored in a convenient carrying case.
Homework: None required.
Skills: 6th grade math and reading skills. Competency in laptop system use including file and folder management. Good fine-motor skills. Ability to read small printing and standard color-codes on electronic components. Ability and willingness to follow instructions (verbal and written). Ability to calmly focus and be engaged with classroom activities.
Class Description: Over the last 50 years, tiny computers have made their way into nearly everything including cars, household appliances, smart-home control, toys, utility infrastructure and even the manufacturing machinery to make these things! In this class, students will get an introduction to the popular, easy-to-use microcontroller development system called Arduino that is designed to also provide foundational knowledge for working with robotics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Through dozens of fun, hands-on projects using the popular electronics breadboard system (no soldering required), students will learn about basic input and output control for common devices including LEDs, pushbuttons, simple games, environmental sensing and remote control using the C++ programming language. Classes utilize a flexible, self-paced, lab-style approach where students can save an unfinished project for the next class or opt to continue working on it outside of class.

  [572] French 1AInstructor: Sara Froelich
Grades: 8th to AdultRoom: 107
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 3 to 20Prerequisites: No prior knowledge of French is needed.
Tuition and Fees: $26.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Students to acquire 2 text books and 1 answer key: Grammaire Progessive du Francais/Niveau Debutant par CLE International (Maia Gregoire) & Berlitz Self-Teacher
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 4 hours per week; will be asked to hand in corrected homework and to watch YouTube videos to make the most of classroom time.
Skills: Prepared for high school level of study. Students must be able to participate in class, do memory work, and prepare for quizzes.
Class Description: Aside from Latin, of all foreign languages the study of French does the most to improve an English-speaking student's vocabulary. This class is a .5 high school credit course of study. French 1A & French 1B combined are equivalent to 1 high school credit. In French 1A, the class will cover the first half of a Berlitz textbook and of a popular French grammar workbook. We will also use YouTube resources. Venez vous amuser!

  [553] Geology RocksInstructor: Molly Hurd
Grades: 4th to 5thRoom: 159
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 16Prerequisites: need to be reading at grade level, be able to write complete sentences without help
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: none
One Time Cost (to teacher) $60.00Cost Description: binder of curriculum and all supplies
Homework: occasional /
Skills: need to be able to read and write a full sentence without help
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 $40 per student per month.

  [534] Geometry (2021-2022)Instructor: Francis Pease
Grades: 8th to 12thRoom: Meeting Room
Year: 2021Time: 08:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites: Take 'Geometry Readiness Test(GRT)' ; GRT test will be supplied, and corrected, by teacher as a pre-req to enrolling in the course; The topics covered on the GRT test will be taken from 'Skills Review High School Handbook(SRHHS)' topics 1.1-3.4, which are on same webpage as textbook described above
Tuition and Fees: $52.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Computer; free Geogebra software userid and password; free OneNote software loaded onto computer
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: 1 hour of homework(15 problems) after each in-person and virtual class session. Homework and all other communication for the course will be maintained in a 'OneNote' file; homework will be composed and submitted electronically via email to the teacher via OneNote; Also 'GeoGebra' software will occasionally be required for homework submission; Periodic tests for the course material will use OneNote and Geogebra software.
Skills: Complete the GRT test prior to enrollment; Complete homework assignments and email to teacher on schedule;
Class Description: Full Geometry curriculum based on 'Big Ideas Math Geometry' free online textbook; To preview text, go to 'https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com>select 'Common Core 2019' from 'Choose your Program' pull-down, and then 'Go' button. Then scroll down to Geometry textbook image Course will cover chapters 1-11 Course will include two(2) class meetings per week, an in-person class session on 'Co-op Day', and one(1) additional mandatory attendance virtual class each week that Co-op meets(scheduling of virtual classes will be negotiated with parents and students); student will need a computer(Mac or Windows) available to him/her for the virtual class, for homework composition/submission, and for OneNote access for all course communication

  [532] Hand-Knit Socks that FitInstructor: Amy Flowers
Grades: 10th to AdultRoom: 201/Cafe
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 2 to 8Prerequisites: None
Tuition and Fees: $0.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $60.00Cost Description: High quality yarn for one pair of socks, two circular knitting needles, and various other small notions and supplies needed for completing class projects.
Homework: 1-2 hours/week
Skills: Students must be able to knit and purl.
Class Description: Have you ever wanted to knit your own socks? Socks make great portable projects and, once mastered, they can be produced easily. In this class you will learn to knit toe-up socks that fit perfectly every time without using a pattern. We will use a few simple foot measurements and a tailored formula that is unlike any other. This is a techniques-based class and throughout the sock-making process you will acquire many knitting skills that will translate into and enhance your future knitting projects. You will also learn all about yarn choices, sock reinforcement, and how to take care of your precious socks.

  [555] High School BiologyInstructor: Molly Hurd
Grades: 9th to 12thRoom: 159
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 8 to 16Prerequisites: Previous science helpful but not required. Comfortable reading at high school level
Tuition and Fees: $62.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1.5 hours
Student Provided Materials: Text book: Biology by Miller & Levine 2010 Has parrot on the cover
One Time Cost (to teacher) $60.00Cost Description:
Homework: 3-5 hours per week
Skills: Be willing to complete homework, work independently, be able to use internet for research. Keep materials organized.
Class Description: This course provides a more advanced approach to Biology as the first semester focuses on microbiology and genetics. The second half of the course will include zoology, nutrition and human anatomy. Class time includes quizzes, multimedia enhanced lectures, and a lab which reinforces the topic. While lectures are presented to introduce the material, students are expected to learn the text material at home to facilitate labs during class. Homework will be 3-5 hours per week. All work will be graded and credit will be awarded for C and higher for high school transcript. Previous biology such as Life Science would be helpful but not required. 90 minute class

  [579] High School PhysicsInstructor: Eric Lee
Grades: 9th to AdultRoom: 153
Year: 2021Time: 08:30 AM
Class Size: 5 to 15Prerequisites: Students should have completed Algebra 1 or have equivalent math skills.
Tuition and Fees: $40.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1.5 hours
Student Provided Materials: Students will need the textbook and an access code for MasteringPhysics.com. This may cost as much as $180 but I
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Students are expected to do approximately 4 hours of homework per week, including reading sections of the 'Conceptual Physics' textbook, watching online videos, and completing online quizzes.
Skills: Students should have the ability and discipline to self-study by reading a textbook and completing online quizzes, should be able to 'solve for X' in basic algebra equations, and should be curious to learn about how our universe actually works.
Class Description: We interact with the physical world all the time and its rules affect us constantly, whether feeling too warm in a room, or dropping a book on our toe, or getting zapped by static electricity on a cold dry day. Wouldn't it be great to understand how these rules work, and know how to make the rules work in our favor? This class will be based on the well-regarded textbook, 'Conceptual Physics', by Paul Hewitt. We'll examine all areas of physics from a perspective that emphasizes conceptual understanding of the topics, using approachable mathematics as a tool to explore, understand, and predict real-world situations. Students will self-study during the week using the textbook and online resources to understand the weekly topic, and class time will be devoted to conducting a variety of fun and interesting lab experiments and also reviewing rough spots in understanding. This will be a high school level class with corresponding level of expectations about time commitment and study discipline, but it's also going to be a lot of fun for students who are interested in science, engineering, or simply learning more about our world.

  [545] History AdventuresInstructor: Patty Spear
Grades: 4th to 7thRoom: 157
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 12Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 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 or available on Amazon.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $50.00Cost Description: Craft supplies for projects done in class.
Homework: 1 hour/week / reading assignment
Skills: Ability to read at a 4-7th grade level. Listening to books in audio is acceptable.
Class Description: This class is exactly what the name implies: Adventures in History. We will focus on approximately 6 periods of history, starting each 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. Units in the past have covered Ancient China, Age of Exploration, Renaissance, Medieval Age, Ancient Japan, WWI, History of Australia, the Constitution, various biographies, and many more. 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. Listening to books in audio is acceptable.

  [546] History from the Magic Tree HouseInstructor: Patty Spear
Grades: 1st to 3rdRoom: 157
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites: none
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: All books will either be available from the library or available in bookstores.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $50.00Cost Description: Craft supplies for projects done in class.
Homework: 1/2 hour /week, reading the books.
Skills: Ability to read at a 2nd grade level, or listen and understand the books.
Class Description: Join us in the Treehouse as we travel through time and explore history with Jack and Annie. We will read 8-10 Magic Treehouse books, and learn about the time periods and events introduced. Lots of active class participation and crafts to reinforce what we learn. NOTE: we will read new books and have new adventures each year, so repeating the class works well.

  [611] History from the Magic Tree HouseInstructor: Patty Spear
Grades: 1st to 3rdRoom: 157
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites: none
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: All books will either be available from the library or available in bookstores.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $50.00Cost Description: Craft supplies for projects done in class.
Homework: 1/2 hour /week, reading the books.
Skills: Ability to read at a 2nd grade level, or listen and understand the books.
Class Description: Join us in the Treehouse as we travel through time and explore history with Jack and Annie. We will read 8-10 Magic Treehouse books, and learn about the time periods and events introduced. Lots of active class participation and crafts to reinforce what we learn. NOTE: we will read new books and have new adventures each year, so repeating the class works well.

  [538] Introduction to Programming with Scratch 3.0 and PythonInstructor: Patricia Rector
Grades: 5th to 7thRoom: 158
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 10Prerequisites: Students must have good typing and spelling skills and be able to pay close attention to detail.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Textbook Needed: Scratch 3 Programming Playground: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games; Coding Games in Python ISBN: 978-1718500211; 978-1465473615
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Students should expect up to 1 hour of homework per week.
Skills:
Class Description: This class is an introduction to essential programming skills including functions, loops and conditionals, variables, and good file management skills. Students are guided through series of fun and challenging game projects in both Scratch 3.0 and beginning Python, and are encouraged to personalize and adapt each project! Both units in Scratch 3.0 and Python will include focused lessons on Internet safety and responsibilities.

  [531] Knitting Projects and First AidInstructor: Amy Flowers
Grades: 5th to AdultRoom: 201/Cafe
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 3 to 10Prerequisites: None
Tuition and Fees: $0.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Students must provide all of the appropriate supplies to complete their individual projects as needed.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: As much as you want.
Skills: Students should have basic knitting know-how and a desire to knit projects.
Class Description: In this flexible, student-driven class the weekly content will be determined by the needs and wishes of the students. We can all learn from each other's questions and knitting dilemmas. Come in ready to get help with unfinished projects, with picking and starting a new project, and with challenging techniques. Technique demonstrations will be provided as needed, and specific techniques will be taught upon request. We will also focus on 'reading' the knitting and fixing mistakes.

  [554] Life Science IInstructor: Molly Hurd
Grades: 6th to 8thRoom: 159
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 7 to 16Prerequisites: Computer access, at grade level for reading and writing.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: text book: CPO Life Science 2007 has frog on cover
One Time Cost (to teacher) $60.00Cost Description: Binder, all lab supplies, use of microscopes
Homework: 1-2 hours per week
Skills: Students need to be at grade level for reading and writing. Be able to work independently.
Class Description: Life Science is a introduction to biology. We will cover characteristics of all living things, scientific method, microscopes, cells and cell parts, cell division, and genetics. This is a lab science class and will require 1-2 hours of homework per week. Homework will be graded and an online grading website is used. Students will receive grades for all homework, labs, and tests. This class will provide the fundamentals for future biology classes. Come prepared to have fun and work hard!

  [628] Literacy GameschoolInstructor: Salma Zarook
Grades: 2nd to 4thRoom: 201/Cafe
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites: Students should be able to form full simple sentences on their own.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $40.00Cost Description: Games and materials
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: Race you to the next rhyme scheme! In this class, we will be playing charades with onomatopoeia, honing our memory with card games using homophones, and creating characters blindfolded. Through acting games, puzzles and play, students will attain a wide array of literacy knowledge while having fun. Students will also have to utilize teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking as they work together to find the missing adjective, learn new vocabulary, and even create their own literacy games.

  [576] Literature and CompositionInstructor: Tamarah Lee
Grades: 9th to 12thRoom: 153
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 15Prerequisites: None.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Books, pen and paper.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $40.00Cost Description: There will be a supply fee of $40.00 for the year if we are in person, $10.00 if we are all online. Writer's notebook, journal and the cost of copying.
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: Wizard of Earthsea, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Long Way Down, Their Eyes Were Watching God, 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. I would like to propose a two-day-a-week class to allow more time for a more indepth class. I would offer one live class at Labyrinth at the scheduled time, and one Zoom class on Thursdays at the same time.

  [543] Mindful Meetings YogaInstructor: Sarah Weeldreyer
Grades: 8th to AdultRoom: 152
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 4 to 10Prerequisites: None
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Yoga mat
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Occasional optional homework.
Skills: Ability to be still and quiet at times, to follow directions without disrupting the class.
Class Description: We'll start with mindful movement and breath, we'll meditate, we'll journal, we'll talk. Each month brings a new topic and more opportunities to get to know yourself and the humans in our community. Movement practices are gentle, and many modifications will be offered so that students of all abilities may have options for physical participation.

  [586] Music AppreciationInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 8th to AdultRoom: 156
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 4 to 12Prerequisites: None
Tuition and Fees: $26.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Study the handout materials
Skills: None
Class Description: We proceed from ancient times to today's music discussing how music has evolved over the centuries. There will be emphasis on the principal composers of each era and the pieces they have written. I will play examples on various instruments. Students will have the opportunity to sing along as I play if they wish and ask as many questions they might have. We will have fun games to illustrate styles, melodies and concepts.

  [626] Nature Vision Early ElementaryInstructor: Nature Vision
Grades: 1st to 3rdRoom: 156
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 13 to 15Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: TBD
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: Nature Vision is an award-winning nonprofit environmental education organization. Come and join our professional Educators through an amazing array of classes focusing on Animals, Ecosystems, Stewardship, and so much more. Nature Vision is committed to fostering a child's appreciation for science and the natural world starting at a young age. By exploring their interests and the world around them, children will develop long-lasting connections to the earth and to each other. Classes will be hands-on and include play and discovery with a focus on the sciences. Everything from seasonal changes to macro-invertebrates living in soil to has the potential to capture a students interest and deepen their understanding of the world around them.

  [625] Nature Vision Prek-KInstructor: Nature Vision
Grades: pre-K to KRoom: 156
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 12 to 14Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: TBD
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: Nature Vision is an award-winning nonprofit environmental education organization. Come and join our professional Educators through an amazing array of classes focusing on Animals, Ecosystems, Stewardship, and so much more. Nature Vision is committed to fostering a child's appreciation for science and the natural world starting at a young age. By exploring their interests and the world around them, children will develop long-lasting connections to the earth and to each other. Classes will be hands-on and include play and discovery with a focus on the sciences. Everything from seasonal changes to macro-invertebrates living in soil to has the potential to capture a students interest and deepen their understanding of the world around them.

  [560] P.E.Instructor: Matthew Smith
Grades: K to 5thRoom: GymA
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 10 to 20Prerequisites: Liability waiver
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: water bottle, jump rope, small towel, HR monitor (optional)
One Time Cost (to teacher) $5.00Cost Description: Towards the cost of maintaining, cleaning, and disinfecting shared equipment.
Homework: Optional
Skills: Tenacity, curiosity, focus, willing to fail.
Class Description: This class will balance individual movement training like parkour, martial arts, and dance with conventional P.E. group sports and games like tag, frisbee, basketball, and badminton. Sports will focus on skill development in small group drills and subgames rather than taking long looks at rules or strategies of a given sport. Team-building exercises and team games will promote communication, cooperation, and creativity. Emphasis is always on healthy alignment to promote lifelong stability, mobility, and range of motion. Students will be moving athletically with agility, intention, confidence, creativity, control, power, and purpose which will not only make them better at these class activities, but also prime the brain with endorphins and neurotransmitters, oxygen and nutrients for more effective learning following the class. There will be units of martial arts that are non-contact.

  [605] Page to StageInstructor: Jessica Low
Grades: 5th to 12thRoom: GymB
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 10 to 25Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $52.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1.5 hours
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $100.00Cost Description: Supply cost listed for a musical performance which will be determined at the beginning of the year.
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: This is a production of a play or musical that will go through a casting process and be fully staged by the end of the year. This class will require some outside rehearsal time in the spring closer to the performance dates. NOTE: This is a 75 minute class.

  [558] Parkour and a World of MovementInstructor: Matthew Smith
Grades: K to 4thRoom: GymA
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 10 to 20Prerequisites: Liability waiver
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: water bottle, jump rope, small towel, HR monitor (optional)
One Time Cost (to teacher) $5.00Cost Description: Towards the cost of maintaining, cleaning, and disinfecting shared equipment.
Homework: Optional
Skills: Tenacity and motor development
Class Description: Parkour will be at the center of this movement class but it will also include a variety of movement vocabularies from around the world; including martial arts, dance, and play disciplines form SE Asia, South America, Europe, Central Asia, and of course, North America. Parkour will supplement with rough-housing/rolling (eventual light/slow contact), dance, yoga, calisthenics, martial arts, and hopefully climbing in some way. If we had a pool we'd swim! By training with natural movements, we better integrate reflexes, better coordinate our mobility and timing, and better understand our human form than we do with a sports-based physical education alone. Emphasis is always on healthy alignment to promote lifelong stability, mobility, and range of motion. Students will be moving athletically with agility, intention, confidence, creativity, control, power, and purpose which will not only make them better at these class activities, but also prime the brain with endorphins and neurotransmitters, oxygen and nutrients for more effective learning following the class. There will be units of martial arts that are non-contact and units of rough housing, which are eventually slow/light contact. There will be games that replicate some of the ground skills of wrestling and jujitsu. Rough housing is common and normal juvenile behavior and important developmental movement throughout the mammal class of vertebrates, and I welcome parents and grown-ups to observe these classes. Aggression and violence will not be tolerated.

  [559] Parkour and the Art of MovementInstructor: Matthew Smith
Grades: 4th to 12thRoom: GymA
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 10 to 20Prerequisites: Liability waiver
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: water bottle, jump rope, small towel, HR monitor (optional)
One Time Cost (to teacher) $5.00Cost Description: Towards the cost of maintaining, cleaning, and disinfecting shared equipment.
Homework: Optional
Skills: Tenacity, curiosity, focus, willing to fail, and motor development.
Class Description: Parkour will be at the center of this movement class but it will also include a variety of vocabularies, including disciplines like kickboxing, rough-housing/rolling (eventual light/slow contact), dance, yoga, calisthenics, and hopefully climbing in some way. If we had a pool we'd swim! By training with natural movements, we better integrate reflexes, better coordinate our mobility and timing, and better understand our human form than we do with a sports-based physical education alone. Emphasis is always on healthy alignment to promote lifelong stability, mobility, and range of motion. Students will be moving athletically with agility, intention, confidence, creativity, control, power, and purpose which will not only make them better at these class activities, but also prime the brain with endorphins and neurotransmitters, oxygen and nutrients for more effective learning following the class. There will be units of martial arts that are non-contact and units of rough housing, which are contact. There will be games that replicate some of the ground skills of wrestling and jujitsu. Rough housing is common and normal juvenile behavior and important developmental movement throughout the mammal class of vertebrates. Aggression and violence will not be tolerated.

  [565] Peaceful WarriorsInstructor: Jennifer Harris
Grades: 4th to 6thRoom: 150
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 4 to 12Prerequisites: Be able to sit in seat and follow instructor. Participation in each activity is voluntary, but highly encouraged!
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Textbook, handouts, crafts, and skill tools.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $100.00Cost Description: You will get a textbook, handouts, tool kit filled with the tools I teach you to use.
Homework: Practice tools and skills 1+ times per week.
Skills: N/A
Class Description: This class will only happen on campus in person in 2021/2022 school year. If we are not in person, I am sorry to ask for an extension until we are in person. 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.

  [583] Personal FinanceInstructor: Rachel Rowland
Grades: 9th to AdultRoom: 154
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 12 to 16Prerequisites: Basic math understanding.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Students will need access to internet and email for classwork and homework submission.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description: $10 fee for printed copies if desired. Digital provided for free.
Homework: Regular tracking of a stock portfolio and small assignments outside of class.
Skills: Go-getter attitude.
Class Description: Unfortunately, we live in a society where we need money to survive. Throughout this course we will cover necessary financial skills, like writing a check or paying off a credit card. Other topics include creating a budget, renting vs buying a home, student loans, investing in stocks, understanding credit scores and more! This is a general overview of how to set yourself up for independence and prepare for a timely retirement.

  [523] Philosophy 101Instructor: Jennifer Harris
Grades: 8th to 12thRoom: 150
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 12Prerequisites: Be able to sit, listen, and discuss the material as a group.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Preferred Textbooks: 'The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy,' by Patton and Cannon, and 'Philosophy 101,' by Paul Kleinman
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: A chapter and video per week, plus an abundance of optional material.
Skills: N/A
Class Description: Introduction to Philosophy Let's learn about the major theories and philosophers! Expect interesting ideas about who you are, what reality is, and a platform for rich discussion. We will be a mixed ages class. I can support surveyors of information as well as deep divers who want to read more and maybe even write about what they're thinking about! I ask that all students read a chapter or essay per week at the minimum. The textbooks we'll use is 'The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy,' by Patton and Cannon, and 'Philosophy 101,' by Paul Kleinman.

  [552] Physics Zip, Zap, ZoomInstructor: Molly Hurd
Grades: 1st to 2ndRoom: 159
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 14Prerequisites: Need to be 6 years old minimum.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: none
One Time Cost (to teacher) $60.00Cost Description:
Homework: none
Skills:
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. Students usually come home with a small toy that represents what we learned about that day for reinforcement and home discussion. Classes include hands on activities, you tube clips, and reading/circle time. Students will come home each week with a small toy/gadget that represents what we learned about in class.

  [570] Pipe Up Public Speaking & Leadership Middle SchoolInstructor: Sara Froelich
Grades: 6th to 9thRoom: 153
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 10 to 16Prerequisites: A good attitude
Tuition and Fees: $26.00 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Bring pens and pencils to class.
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
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. Labyrinth students enrolled in my classes will have full and free access to the website www.pipeup.club.

  [585] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 08:30 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $145.50 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.

  [614] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $145.50 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.

  [615] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 10:30 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $145.50 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.

  [616] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $145.50 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.

  [617] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 11:30 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $145.50 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.

  [618] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $145.50 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.

  [619] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 01:00 PM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $145.50 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.

  [620] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $145.50 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.

  [621] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 02:00 PM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $145.50 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.

  [622] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 02:30 PM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $145.50 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.

  [631] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 08:00 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 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.

  [624] Private Music LessonsInstructor: Dennis Helppie
Grades: 1st to AdultRoom: Music Room
Year: 2021Time: 08:00 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $26.00 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.

  [537] Ready, Set, Code!Instructor: Patricia Rector
Grades: 3rd to 5thRoom: 158
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 6 to 8Prerequisites: An ability to follow directions closely without interruption during class instruction, and a willingness to share projects with peers.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: Coding Projects in Scratch, ISBN: 978-1465477347
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills: Students should be comfortable using a keyboard and mouse.
Class Description: Come learn how to code! This class is mid elementary students who are eager to learn the fundamentals of computer programming. We'll cover core programming concepts such as variables, conditionals, looping, how to save and manage files, and how to plan personal computer game projects. The year is equally divided between units on programming with LEGO robotics, Microsoft Makecode, and Scratch 3.0. Each unit will include lessons specifically addressing Internet safety.

  [629] Sail Around the World AdventureInstructor: Salma Zarook
Grades: 7th to 9thRoom: 154
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: A device to do research on (laptop, tablet, phone, etc). This would not be for every class, but would still be occasionally needed. (I will email the parents beforehand when devices would be needed).
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
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Class Description: Get ready for an adventure at sea! In this class, we will be a band of travelers, cruising the oceans to explore the corners of the earth. Students will manage these alternate lives by maintaining a budget, creating itineraries and writing stories about their wonderful adventures. We will dock in ports from countries in Africa to science stations in Antarctica, getting a glimpse of the lifestyle, nature and people in various places. As with any journey, there will be bumps along the way where students will need to think on their feet to solve. Students will also document their learning through the stories of the mishaps, fun days and new places they visit. By the end of this, class students will gain a wider perception of other countries, collect interesting information from language to religion, and understand the differences and nuances of cultures beyond us. All aboard!

  [551] Science SafariInstructor: Molly Hurd
Grades: 3rd to 4thRoom: 159
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 8 to 15Prerequisites: Be able to read and write at grade level. Students should be able to read a full paragraph on their own and write a complete sentence without assistance.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: none
One Time Cost (to teacher) $60.00Cost Description: Binder of curriculum and all 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). Go bug hunting, make a leaf placemat, holiday swags, and more. Second part of the year we will do units 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.

  [593] Story DramaInstructor: Jessica Low
Grades: 1st to 3rdRoom: 152
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 10 to 18Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $25.00Cost Description: books, scarves, blocks if I cannot find them at the library or from a friend
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: Using narratives from literature, students will be invited to help solve a problem the teacher is facing that parallels the narrative in a later-revealed book. Often requiring traveling on magical 'Travel Blanket' to different worlds where the class will meet characters played by the teacher (me!) and become characters themselves. Students will offer ideas of solutions and as led by the teacher-in-role the class will try multiple solutions they've suggested using our bodies and imaginations as well as a grab bag of other props or items I bring for the day. We will try all sorts of solutions, eventually arriving at one that works, likely after visiting a character called 'the wise person' who routinely reads us a book out of her magical library. Using ritual, scarves, blocks, and the entirety of the space we're given, we will develop a ritual and perhaps write and live through our own stories by the end of the year.

  [514] Studio ArtInstructor: SARI ISRAEL
Grades: 1st to 3rdRoom: 151
Year: 2021Time: 01:30 PM
Class Size: 3 to 10Prerequisites: none
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: none
Skills: none required
Class Description: Discover new and exciting ways to create art! A wide variety of techniques and mediums will be used including drawing, painting, pastel, collage, printmaking and sculpture. We will learn about master artists, world cultures, recycled art, and use that knowledge to create original artwork. For those repeating the class, I will introduce new projects.

  [524] Studio Art 3-6 gradeInstructor: SARI ISRAEL
Grades: 3rd to 6thRoom: 151
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 3 to 10Prerequisites: none
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: none
Skills: an interest in art
Class Description: Discover new and exciting ways to create art! A wide variety of techniques and mediums will be used including drawing, painting, pastel, collage, printmaking and sculpture. We will learn about master artists, world cultures, recycled art, and use that knowledge to create original artwork. Most projects will differ from Studio Art 1-3. (this class could replace 'Art Through Time')

  [632] test 1Instructor: Jennifer Buehrer
Grades: 3yr to 6thRoom: C129
Year: 2021Time: 08:30 AM
Class Size: 1 to 1Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $0.00 per Duration: 30 minutes
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
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Class Description: test class

  [627] The Great American Road TripInstructor: Salma Zarook
Grades: 5th to 7thRoom: 151
Year: 2021Time: 11:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: Young travelers, get ready for an adventure! During this class, we will embark on a figurative journey through the 50 states of America - in an RV! That means choosing an RV according to a given budget, tracking our expenses, saving up our salaries (we have remote jobs!), figuring out how much it costs to fix a flat tire and understanding the logistics of getting from place to place. As we make our way through the states, we will be learning about the culture, nature and history that characterizes each state. We will learn how to research and present information effectively and will document our thoughts and experiences with frequent postcards home. While we make our way through the country, we will encounter all sorts of mishaps like dead ends in Nevada, hurricanes in Florida and bear encounters in Alaska, prompting us to problem solve and think critically. We will be researching, writing, calculating and presenting as we go on this trip of a lifetime!

  [569] The Joy of Art-Drawing and Painting with WatercolorInstructor: Judi Byrne
Grades: 6th to AdultRoom: 151
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 4 to 12Prerequisites: Able to try new things, follow suggestions, interact with the teacher, simple drawing skills, Be polite and respectful.
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: portfolio, practice sketch book (for at home), sketch pencils(for home)-optional
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Suggested practicing drawing skills at home.
Skills: simple drawing skills, able to communicate with teacher, try new things.
Class Description: We will be drawing different subjects chosen, and watercoloring them. Beginners are welcomed. For those who need it, I can do guided drawing.

  [630] The Mystery RoomInstructor: Salma Zarook
Grades: 5th to 7thRoom: 107
Year: 2021Time: 10:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 10Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: In this class, each student will act as a character in a larger mystery, stuck in a room with other characters where, together, clues will be found, motives will be questioned, and maps will be analyzed to solve the larger mystery. Students will need to be creative as they try to discern red herrings from real clues as they follow trails of evidence to come to a conclusion. We will dabble in creative writing as students delve into their characters psyche, develop backstories and even write their own mysteries. Throughout the class, we will be using critical thinking, creative problem solving and collaboration to investigate and solve mysteries, acting, creating and having fun as we go!

  [610] Theater MedleyInstructor: Jessica Low
Grades: 4th to 6thRoom: 152
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 10 to 18Prerequisites:
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials:
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework:
Skills:
Class Description: Combining scene study, scene creation, intro to some acting techniques, monologues and audition work, as well as some physical comedy or beginning stage combat, this class will have a wide approach to developing student interest and experience with theater arts.

  [577] US History 1600-1900Instructor: Tamarah Lee
Grades: 9th to 12thRoom: 153
Year: 2021Time: 12:30 PM
Class Size: 6 to 15Prerequisites: None.
Tuition and Fees: $36.50 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) $40.00Cost Description: There will be a supply fee of $40.00 for the year if we are in person, $10.00 if we are all online. Includes photocopies and printing supplies along with their writing notebook.
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 would like to propose a two-day-a-week class. in order to do the subject justice. I would have one live class at Labyrinth at the scheduled time and one Zoom class on Thursdays at the same time.

  [550] Yoga and MindfulnessInstructor: Sarah Weeldreyer
Grades: 5th to 8thRoom: 152
Year: 2021Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 5 to 8Prerequisites: none
Tuition and Fees: $41.50 per 4-Class SessionDuration: 1 hour
Student Provided Materials: may want a yoga mat, but not a requirement
One Time Cost (to teacher) $0.00Cost Description:
Homework: Occasional optional homework 'missions' (i.e. do a random act of kindness, practice gratitude, deep breaths every morning, etc)
Skills: Student can sit quietly for 5-10min at a time (even if they don't want to participate), to minimize disruptions for those in class who want to try the more quiet mindfulness practices.
Class Description: Science homework stressing you out? Let's learn to breath through it. Been catching up on all that history reading? Learn some mindful movement patterns to reset and recharge your body. Siblings driving you crazy? Let's practice noticing those feels in our bodies, before they explode and create undesirable consequences! Using yoga poses, breath, and different meditation techniques, this class strives to give students resources and tools to connect with their physical body. We will use these tools to learn about how our emotions affect us, and how we can use these tools to move through challenging situations, and enhance physical and mental health. We will experiment with lots of different movement styles, from quiet and restorative to challenging physical practices. Always with lots of guidance and suggestions to modify. Always with a welcoming and accepting attitude.