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Read Me - CHEC's Coronavirus Response

Late Fall 2020 : (October 26, 2020 - November 30, 2020)
Oct. 26-Nov. 20, Make-up days on Nov. 23 & 30
Register before 2020-10-18 to avoid the late registration fee of $5.00 per class.
Scholarship applications are due by 2020-10-18.
Class Cost Ages Instructor Enrolled Room Site Status
Monday - 11:00-12:20
Easy Sculpture
Through tinfoil and tape, Model Magic, and foam core, even the youngest can make sculptures! We will bring a wide variety of supplies into the classroom to demonstrate and practice at least four methods of 3-D creations. Easy sculpture could include an ice cream cone, a planet, a donut, a flower, or a pet (dog, cat, snake, bird). Foam core provides the opportunity to make huge animals or flowers, while we can use Model Magic to make small figures or a variety of indoor/outdoor scenes. We can even make a dinosaur with tinfoil and tape!
Notes: You bring tinfoil and masking tape (any color), whatever paints or crayons you have, and glue. Teacher brings back up materials plus foal core and model magic.
Prerequisites: none
4 kinds of Sculpture Magic
$55.00 5-8 Janet Beals 7/8 TBA Outdoors Open
Playground Potpourri
Fitness has never been more fun. We'll play classic playground games like Capture the Flag, Jump Rope, and Hopscotch. We'll explore the sports fields at the park and try out things like tennis, badminton, horseshoes, and kickball. Along the way, we'll be active and focus on general skills like aiming, balancing, swinging, and cooperating that help in all sports. With new games each week, this class has something for everyone.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Popular playground games
$60.00 7-16 T Williams 9/8 TBA Outdoors Waitlist
Nature, Art, and Music
This class will combine nature, music and art. We will take a daily walk on the Darden Park nature trail and talk about the different sounds, smells and sights that we encounter. Students will be encouraged to explore the different senses that exist outside in nature. We will talk about bird song and the different "musicians" of the great outdoors. Students will collect items from the nature trail to create pieces of art, and will each craft their own instrument with what they find on the trail. I will bring different instruments to class to show them the difference between string, percussion, woodwind and brass instruments. Based on the group's level we will write short songs about our experiences on the trail.
Notes:
Prerequisites: An interest in music and nature.
Nature's Sights, Smells, and Sounds
$70.00 8-12 Grace Cole 0/8 TBA Outdoors Closed
A Flair for the Dramatic
In this engaging and interactive class, we'll explore creative and spontaneous self-expression through theater games and other improvisational exercises. No previous theatrical experience necessary, just a willingness to play and participate! Skills intended to be developed through this class include self-confidence, innovation, collaboration, and experimentation, as well as familiarity and experience with theatrical techniques like pantomime, vocal projection, and improvisation.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Theater Games and Improv
$60.00 11-16 Kate Adamson 9/8 TBA Outdoors Waitlist
Monday - 13:00-14:20
The River Anna
Come explore the Rivanna River. What insects, animals and plants live here? Learn about the Indigenous People that lived here and used this water way. Explore why rivers are important to culture and its many uses. Let's experiment with hydrology and sift through some geology. Why have rivers been so important to society and cultures including here in Charlottesville?
Notes: Child needs to be able to stay with the class when we go for walks. Dress for the weather. We will not have class November 9th, we will make up the class on November 23rd.
Prerequisites: Child needs to be able to stay with the class when we go for walks.
science, history
$60.00 6-8 Kim Lohan 6/6 TBA Outdoors Waitlist
Playground Potpourri
Fitness has never been more fun. We'll play classic playground games like Capture the Flag, Jump Rope, and Hopscotch. We'll explore the sports fields at the park and try out things like tennis, badminton, horseshoes, and kickball. Along the way, we'll be active and focus on general skills like aiming, balancing, swinging, and cooperating that help in all sports. With new games each week, this class has something for everyone.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Popular playground games
$60.00 7-16 T Williams 8/8 TBA Outdoors Waitlist
Sculpture Creation
In four sessions, we learn to make exotic (or ordinary) creatures from tinfoil and masking tape from your kitchen. Dinosaurs, dogs, snakes, or unicorns ... you name it. We'll create, then paint and decorate. With Model Magic, we'll make tiny scenes of fantasy or real life. With foam core, we'll make and decorate large flowers, animals, or bugs - you choose! And finally, with a mask form, we'll create 2-D and 3-D masks for your enjoyment and fun. Complexity of projects depends on your age and ability, making the class fun and challenging to ages 8 through 14.
Notes: Materials: You will have many items at home, and others I will bring. You will bring glue, tinfoil, masking tape, any kind of paint or crayons, and miscellaneous "found objects" such as paper flowers, broken jewelry, beads, etc. A notebook or folder with paper could also be useful i will bring Model Magic, hot glue & glue guns, foam core, and mask forms, plus extra paint and brushes.
Prerequisites: no experience necessary
Make masks, exotic creatures & more!
$60.00 8-14 Janet Beals 8/8 TBA Outdoors Waitlist
Aviation
In this class, we will explore aviation and flight from 1900 to the present. Students will learn about famous aviators, pioneers, aircraft, and flying feats. Aircraft type and design will be explored through pictures and models, and we will build a variety of flying models. Students will be engaged in science, art, and the creative aspects of aviation.
Notes: I will use the Boy Scout Aviation merit badge book as a guide for the class.
Prerequisites:
Explore principles of flight and pilots
$65.00 8-16 T Williams 0/8 TBA Outdoors Closed
Resumes For Fun, Not Profit
Can you persuade your friends that you are the right person for the job? This class will be like taking Funemployed to the next level. Each student will get a chance to play the employer (specify the target job, plan interview questions) and the job hunter (prepare a resume, and go to an interview). Resumes are easier and more fun to write when they are works of fiction and you can tailor your qualifications to the job posting. Your application to be a soldier may be more convincing if you are impervious to bullets. Perhaps your hobby as a marathon runner will make you more suitable for a position fulfilling orders in a warehouse. Along the way, we'll learn about different kinds of resumes, common interview questions, and the exciting world of work.
Notes: This class will involve homework, including research into job postings and writing resumes.
Prerequisites:
Resume writing, interview skills
$60.00 12-16 Teela James 4/8 TBA Outdoors Open
Monday - 14:30-15:50
Reader Lovers Writing Club
Readers and Writers: We are going to take our writing to the next level in this fun class! We will do collaborative writing games, have fun with language arts, do brainstorming projects and share our writing together. We'll cover writing techniques for both fiction and non fiction, looking at style, organization and development. Participation in the Book Club not necessary. Just bring your favorite notebooks, pens, markers, tablets, journals and let's write!
Notes: Students please bring writing diary/journal, notebook or computer, pens, and pencils or markers for drawing, hard surface to write on and comfortable seating (chair, cushion or similar)
Prerequisites:
Creative and academic writing
$55.00 9-14 Monica Farrell 5/8 TBA Outdoors Open
Delve into Dungeons and Dragons Continued
Join your friends for this engaging foray into a fantasy world. Our first epic journey will be to pick and customize your character. Will you be a high elf, a human, a lightfoot halfling, or a hill dwarf? A cleric, a fighter, a rogue, or a wizard? Will your character be jolly, or sarcastic, or quick to throw a punch? After that we'll set off on a daring adventure full of deadly perils, powerful magic, ferocious goblins and, if we're lucky, some bad puns. No D&D experience required.
Notes: This class is a continuation of the Winter 2020 class. Enrollment preference will be given to previously registered students, but new students will be welcome if space allows.
Prerequisites: Students will need a Roll20 account (free) and a good internet connection.
Role playing game
$55.00 12-16 Teela James 5/5 TBA Outdoors Waitlist
Online Events
What If - Nothing A Little Spit Can't Fix
The first draft is done (almost) and now it is time for the real work to begin. Let's rewrite! Our first draft was like a long, glorious, brainstorming session. Now it is time to chisel, shape, and refine what we wrote. What will happen to the elusive Chapter Six? Did we add enough sets of twins? Is the story actually set in fall or spring? Along the way, we'll look at techniques for writing tighter prose using "Self-Editing For Fiction Writers" and a variety of other writing resources. This class is a continuation of the ongoing What If class. New students are welcome, but should contact the instructor prior to registering to read what we have written so far and determine whether they are interested in joining the project.
Notes: This class has homework--plan to spend 1-2 hours per week working outside of class.
Prerequisites: Previous What If class or instructor permission.
Writers' workshop
Mondays, 7:00-8:20pm
$65.00 12-16 Teela James 6/8 Zoom Online Open
Allons-y, Les Petits: The Secret Life of Plushies, Part Deux
Speak, sing, dance, and play “en français.” This class is an introduction to French language and culture in a fun, relaxed, online atmosphere. No prior experience with the language is required. Students will learn how to greet each other, introduce themselves, and say how old they are. Puppet co-instructors will include cheerful cat Eugénie and bashful bear Pascal, plus other guest stars. Students will be invited to bring a “peluche” (plushy) to class to play along. Please note that this class will meet on Zoom two times a week for 30 minutes. This class is a continuation of the early fall course, but new students are welcome.
Notes: Please note that this class meets on Zoom two times a week for 30 minutes.
Prerequisites:
Beginning French
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-10:30am
$45.00 5-8 Carolyn Fay 9/10 Zoom Online Open
Allons-y, Les Amis: Peluche Madness! Part Deux
Lions, tigres, ours—oh là là! In this online introduction to French for the older child, we will use “peluches” (plushies), dolls, action figures, and more to practice our conversational skills. Students will learn how to greet each other, introduce themselves and others, talk about likes and dislikes, and describe themselves and others. No prior experience with the language is necessary. There will be occasional homework such as videos to watch and short vocabulary lists to practice. Emphasis will be on speaking and listening. Please note that this class will meet on Zoom two times a week for 30 minutes. This is a continuation of the early fall term course, but new students are welcome to join in the madness.
Notes: Please note that this class meets on Zoom two times a week for 30 minutes.
Prerequisites:
Elementary French
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-11:30am
$45.00 9-12 Carolyn Fay 6/10 Zoom Online Open
Painting for Young Children
Each lesson will include introducing a skill, practicing the skill, and using the skill in a project. These skills are taught in tempera but are also transferable to watercolor. 1. Getting familiar with the medium, drawing lines. Project - making a path or a map 2. Using thin and thick paint to make washes. Project - painting water 3. Using black and white to vary lights and darks. Project - a still life of light and dark objects 4. Making a color wheel and using it to mix colors. Project - painting a forest of fall trees
Notes: Each child needs a set of tempera (poster paint), including red, yellow, blue, black, and white, a paintbrush, heavy paper or watercolor paper, water for mixing and cleanup, and paper towels or a sponge. If parents can provide these items, there will be no materials fee.
Prerequisites: Ability to focus and follow oral directions, and some prior experience painting or playing with paint.
introducing painting skills to beginners
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11:00-11:40am
$55.00 5-7 Louisa Cahan 2/6 Zoom Online Open
LEGO Mojo 2
Lego Mojo 2 is open to all students! Those who took Lego Mojo 1 will be happy to find new lessons and content, but no prior Lego experience is required. All are welcome! Get your LEGO Mojo on with this art and engineering-based LEGO class. Take your models to the next level with movement and mechanisms. Explore design principles such as mosaics. Transform your LEGO bricks into incredible portraits, catapults, mechs and birds – all from the comfort of your home and in a supportive environment. Most of all, have fun while you get your LEGO Mojo on! This class is co-taught by a mother-son team: Emily & Liam Mohajeri Norris, with Liam leading the instruction. Liam, age 17, is an avid LEGO designer and enthusiast who has years of experience teaching LEGO classes for all ages.
Notes: If you don’t own LEGO, we suggest you buy a basic starter kit and get ready for some serious fun!
Prerequisites: Interest in LEGO and/or art and engineering principles.
Create LEGO models that rock!
Tuesdays, 1:00-2:20pm
$55.00 8-14 Emily Norris 10/10 Zoom Online Waitlist
Creative Filmmaking at Light House Studio
In this workshop, you will write, direct, shoot, and edit your own film! We’ll go behind the scenes and see how your favorite movies were made, and how you can make your own cinematic masterpieces. You’ll start the week by exploring the following fundamentals: Storytelling Screenwriting Cinematic techniques Working with Actors Special effects / VFX Sound & Audio Through hands on exercises, screenings, and discussions, by the end you’ll have created your own incredible and original films using everything you’ve learned!
Notes: A camera and tripod will be provided for each class. More details about pickups and returns to come. One-on-one technical instruction will be given to each student. We will be using WeVideo to edit the films. This is an online program that can be used on most computers. All you need to use it is an active email account. Similar to a successful number of our recent Summer Film Academy workshops, this class will be conducted virtually over Zoom.
Prerequisites: None
Learn how to create your own film
Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:20pm
$55.00 12-15 Will Goss 0/10 Zoom Online Closed
Home School Art
Participants engage in a wide variety of mediums, enjoying a day on each. Paint or draw a self portrait, make a sculpture of a Dinosaur or a dog, collage a forest, an ocean, or a scene of your choice. Bring a box to turn into an arena, a theater, a bus, or your own special hideaway.
Notes: Participants will need paint or pencils, tinfoil, scissors, masking tape, glue, an old magazine with pictures, and a box.
Prerequisites: none
painting, sculpture, collage, and boxes!
Wednesdays, 12:00-1:20pm
$55.00 8-11 Janet Beals 2/8 Zoom Online Open
Patterns, Colors, and Shapes - Oh My!
Our world is filled with shapes and colors: the blue sky full of white, puffy clouds, or a field of green grass dotted with purple wildflowers. Some are made by us. Buildings, cars, houses, toys, books - you name it! - are all made by humans, or by machines that are made by humans. Many are found in nature. Sunflowers, toucans, and mountains are just a few examples. And of course, we have shapes within shapes. Is a heart its own shape, or can you find the shapes within? Patterns help us better understand the world around us. Look at the windows of a tall building, or maybe the shell of a snail. Do you notice a pattern? We'll explore all of this and more in a hands-on study of the patterns, colors, and shapes that make up our world.
Notes: Supplies are provided.
Prerequisites:
hands-on math study
Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00pm
$55.00 5-7 Megan Bailey 6/8 Zoom Online Open
Spies R Us
There is danger lurking around every corner, but no one can see it but you. Messages written in code. Secret files smuggled out of the country. This is your life now. Can you complete the training to become a super spy? Grab your spy glasses and find your way through the laser maze. Time is running out!
Notes: Supplies are provided.
Prerequisites:
spy training with math and science
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:50pm
$65.00 8-12 Megan Bailey 9/8 Zoom Online Waitlist
Delve into Dungeons and Dragons Continued
Join your friends for this engaging foray into a fantasy world. Our first epic journey will be to pick and customize your character. Will you be a high elf, a human, a lightfoot halfling, or a hill dwarf? A cleric, a fighter, a rogue, or a wizard? Will your character be jolly, or sarcastic, or quick to throw a punch? After that we'll set off on a daring adventure full of deadly perils, powerful magic, ferocious goblins and, if we're lucky, some bad puns. No D&D experience required.
Notes: This class is a continuation class. Enrollment preference will be given to previously registered students, followed by students on the waitlist. New students will be welcome if space allows.
Prerequisites: Students will need a Roll20 account (free) and a good internet connection.
Role playing game
Wednesdays, 6:40-8:00pm
$55.00 9-11 Teela James 5/5 Zoom Online Waitlist
Code Breakers
Can you crack the code? 2474377 273 2665! Ciphers are used in every part of history, from Egyptian hieroglyphics to the coded spy messages of today. Join us to learn the tricks of the trade, break a few codes, and create your own cipher!
Notes: Supplies are provided.
Prerequisites:
ciphers, patterns, scytales
Thursdays, 1:00-2:20pm
$60.00 12-18 Megan Bailey 0/8 Zoom Online Closed
Living Science - The Human Body Pt. 2
Join us for Part 2 of our journey through the human body. We will examine different organ systems during this session. The human body is an amazing organism. Have you ever wondered strong your hair is? Grab some pennies and we'll find out. Why does your heart beat faster when you're scared? We will answer all of these questions and many more! Each week we will investigate a different body system, including the skeletal and endocrine systems, through a variety of experiments. We'll use food coloring, pantyhose, glitter, and many more common items to discover how our bodies work!
Notes: Supplies are provided. This class is a continuation. We will learn about different organ systems from part 1. New students welcome!
Prerequisites: none
Human body study through experiments
Thursdays, 3:00-4:20pm
$65.00 8-12 Megan Bailey 7/8 Zoom Online Open
Delve into Dungeons and Dragons Continued
Join your friends for this engaging foray into a fantasy world. Our first epic journey will be to pick and customize your character. Will you be a high elf, a human, a lightfoot halfling, or a hill dwarf? A cleric, a fighter, a rogue, or a wizard? Will your character be jolly, or sarcastic, or quick to throw a punch? After that we'll set off on a daring adventure full of deadly perils, powerful magic, ferocious goblins and, if we're lucky, some bad puns. No D&D experience required.
Notes: This class is a continuation of the Winter 2020 class. Enrollment preference will be given to previously registered students, but new students will be welcome if space allows.
Prerequisites: Students will need a Roll20 account (free) and a good internet connection.
Role playing game
Thursdays, 6:40-8:00pm
$55.00 12-16 Teela James 5/5 Zoom Online Waitlist
Sassafras Science - Zoology Part 2
Ever wonder what good comes from those pesky flies in the summertime? Or what reptile eggs feel like? In this class we'll "make" one to find out! Experience learning through Living Science. Every week we will explore a different region of the Earth and the animals that inhabit that region through crafts and experiments. Jump into the African Grasslands with lions, cheetahs, and giraffes - oh my! Then zip away to Australia to explore koalas and owls. How do penguins and polar bears survive in the arctic? Join us on a new adventure every week!
Notes: Supplies are provided. This class is a continuation. We will be learning about NEW animals - none will be repeated from part 1. New students welcome.
Prerequisites: none
Arctic animals: experiments & crafts
Fridays, 2:00-3:20pm
$65.00 5-8 Megan Bailey 6/8 Zoom Online Open
Reader Lovers Book Club
This term we will explore different cultures and story telling traditions in our fiction reading. For our spooky Halloween class we will read 'Ghosts' and delve into the Mexican tradition of El Dia de los Muertos. Next, we're going to go on a magical journey with Minli as she is guided through Chinese myths and stories to help her parents. And finally we'll learn about how life was in the turbulent 1960s for the African American communities in Oakland, CA. Proposed Syllabus: Week one: Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier, Week Two: Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin, Weeks Three and Four: One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia.
Notes: To bring to each class: a fun notebook and/or sketchbook, a favorite pen or pencil, and a copy of the book.
Prerequisites: Books must be bought or borrowed by the student.
Reading and discussion, writing and art
Fridays, 2:00-3:20pm
$55.00 9-13 Monica Farrell 5/10 Zoom Online Open
Middle School Debate Club
The Charlottesville Debate League will provide instruction on the formal methods of public forum debate and impromptu speech. In addition, students will have opportunities to practice soft skills associated with debate, including research, writing, and speaking confidence. Mostly importantly, debating encourages students to think deeply about issues, critically examine ideas, look for logical errors, and to examine both sides of complex issues.
Notes: CDL is working to move their program online. They hope to hold tournaments or possibly scrimmages between clubs, but are still working on the details of those events. The current intention is for debate to run all year.
Prerequisites:
Debate
Fridays, 3:00-4:00pm
$0.00 11-14 Charlottesville Debate League 10/20 Zoom Online Open
High School Debate Club
The Charlottesville Debate League will provide instruction on the formal methods of public forum debate and impromptu speech. In addition, students will have opportunities to practice soft skills associated with debate, including research, writing, and speaking confidence. Mostly importantly, debating encourages students to think deeply about issues, critically examine ideas, look for logical errors, and to examine both sides of complex issues.
Notes: CDL is working to move their program online. They hope to hold tournaments or possibly scrimmages between clubs, but are still working on the details of those events. The current intention is for debate to run all year.
Prerequisites:
Debate
Fridays, 3:00-4:00pm
$0.00 14-18 Charlottesville Debate League 5/20 Zoom Online Open
Patterns, Colors, and Shapes - Oh My! (A)
Our world is filled with shapes and colors: the blue sky full of white, puffy clouds, or a field of green grass dotted with purple wildflowers. Some are made by us. Buildings, cars, houses, toys, books - you name it! - are all made by humans, or by machines that are made by humans. Many are found in nature. Sunflowers, toucans, and mountains are just a few examples. And of course, we have shapes within shapes. Is a heart its own shape, or can you find the shapes within? Patterns help us better understand the world around us. Look at the windows of a tall building, or maybe the shell of a snail. Do you notice a pattern? We'll explore all of this and more in a hands-on study of the patterns, colors, and shapes that make up our world.
Notes: Supplies are provided. This class aligns with Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL).
Prerequisites:
hands-on math study
Asynchronous
$55.00 5-7 Megan Bailey 0/8 Asynchronous Online Open
Sassafras Science - Zoology Part 1(A)
Ever wonder what good comes from those pesky flies in the summertime? Or what reptile eggs feel like? In this class we'll "make" one to find out! Experience learning through Living Science. Every week we will explore a different region of the Earth and the animals that inhabit that region through crafts and experiments. Jump into the African Grasslands with lions, cheetahs, and giraffes - oh my! Then zip away to Australia to explore koalas and owls. How do penguins and polar bears survive in the arctic? Join us on a new adventure every week!
Notes: Supplies are provided. This class aligns with Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL).
Prerequisites: none
Mammals & birds: experiments & crafts
Asynchronous
$65.00 5-8 Megan Bailey 0/12 Asynchronous Online Open
Sassafras Science - Zoology Part 2 (A)
Ever wonder what good comes from those pesky flies in the summertime? Or what reptile eggs feel like? In this class we'll "make" one to find out! Experience learning through Living Science. Every week we will explore a different region of the Earth and the animals that inhabit that region through crafts and experiments. Jump into the African Grasslands with lions, cheetahs, and giraffes - oh my! Then zip away to Australia to explore koalas and owls. How do penguins and polar bears survive in the arctic? Join us on a new adventure every week!
Notes: Supplies are provided. This class is a continuation. We will be learning about NEW animals - none will be repeated from part 1. New students welcome.
Prerequisites: none
Arctic animals: experiments & crafts
Asynchronous
$65.00 5-8 Megan Bailey 0/8 Asynchronous Online Open
Carnival Chaos (A)
Everybody wins! Or do they? How do the rides stay balanced? The secret answer is in the math. Math is all around us, especially in the games and rides we love so much. But don’t worry! You’ll spend most of your time designing and building your own carnival games and rides. You will be able to determine the proper ramp angle, the probability of winning your game and the right trajectory for moving parts. Each day you will design and build prototypes of carnival rides, such as Ferris wheels and roller coasters, and games like skee ball. The end will be a CHEC Carnival for you to enjoy!
Notes: Supplies are provided. This class aligns with Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL).
Prerequisites:
Math through game and ride creation
Asynchronous
$65.00 6-18 Megan Bailey 0/12 Asynchronous Online Open
Learn Statistics with Magic: The Gathering, PART 2
Many basic statistics concepts can be taught with an ordinary deck of playing cards. But why use an ordinary deck, when you can play with Magic: The Gathering cards? This class will pick up where we left off in the first class, continuing to learn about statistics with the help of this collectible card game. This online class will not have a meeting time. Instead, weekly homework will be assigned that includes a short reading and instructions for performing various statistical calculations with the cards. Students will continue to use the same 60 card they received in Part 1 of the class. Students will also continue to receive a booster pack of cards for each homework assignment they turn in with correct answers.
Notes: This course does not have a scheduled meeting time! We will communicate entirely through email or Discord.
Prerequisites: Must have been enrolled in Part 1 of this class.
Again! Math is more fun with a Magic!
Asynchronous
$65.00 8-18 Tom Lynch 2/3 Asynchronous Online Open
Programming with Minecraft for Windows 10
Make it rain chickens! Detect valuable ore beneath your feet! Spawn 1000 blocks of TNT with a single command! Using MakeCode for Minecraft, a block-based programming language, students will learn the fundamentals of computer science by altering the behavior of their own Minecraft worlds. The class will cover programming basics such as variables, iteration, conditionals, and event handling through various guided programming tutorials and independent projects. This online class aims to deliver computer programming instruction to a wide range of students with varying levels of proficiency through one-on-one instruction via email and/or Discord. Weekly homework will be assigned--a short reading and a small project with step by step instructions. Students who want to complete more than one weekly assignment can do so and will receive a new assignment each time they finish one. Returning Minecraft students are welcome! We'll just pick up where you stopped last time.
Notes: This course does not have a scheduled meeting time! Students work at home at their own pace. Unfortunately, the coding software doesn't work on Apple computers. Students need a Windows 10 computer with a purchased copy of the Windows 10 edition of Minecraft. Apple users can try to run Bootcamp, which allows you to install Windows 10 on Apple hardware. Students should have their own email address and/or Discord account for correspondence with the instructor (or a parent willing to receive and send email for them).
Prerequisites: Prior experience with Minecraft and a computer capable of running the Windows 10 version of Minecraft (see Notes section) Sufficient reading and writing skills for reading instructions and communicating via email/Discord (or have a parent who doesn't mind helping). Ability to work independently and be motivated to work outside a classroom.
Learn to program with Minecraft
Asynchronous
$55.00 8-18 Tom Lynch 5/16 Asynchronous Online Open
Living Science - The Human Body - Pt 1 (A)
The human body is an amazing organism. Have you ever wondered strong your hair is? Grab some pennies and we'll find out. Why does your heart beat faster when you're scared? We will answer all of these questions and many more! Each week we will investigate a different body system, including the skeletal and endocrine systems, through a variety of experiments. We'll use food coloring, pantyhose, glitter, and many more common items to discover how our bodies work!
Notes: Supplies are provided. This class aligns with Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL).
Prerequisites: none
Nervous, Resp., Dig., & Immune Systems
Asynchronous
$65.00 8-12 Megan Bailey 0/12 Asynchronous Online Open
Living Science - The Human Body Pt. 2 (A)
The human body is an amazing organism. Have you ever wondered strong your hair is? Grab some pennies and we'll find out. Why does your heart beat faster when you're scared? We will answer all of these questions and many more! Each week we will investigate a different body system, including the skeletal and endocrine systems, through a variety of experiments. We'll use food coloring, pantyhose, glitter, and many more common items to discover how our bodies work!
Notes: Supplies are provided. This class is a continuation. We will learn about different organ systems from part 1. New students welcome!
Prerequisites: none
Human body study through experiments
Asynchronous
$65.00 8-12 Megan Bailey 0/8 Asynchronous Online Open
Code Breakers (A)
Can you crack the code? 2474377 273 2665! Ciphers are used in every part of history, from Egyptian hieroglyphics to the coded spy messages of today. Join us to learn the tricks of the trade, break a few codes, and create your own cipher!
Notes: Supplies are provided. This class aligns with Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL).
Prerequisites:
ciphers, patterns, scytales
Asynchronous
$60.00 12-18 Megan Bailey 0/8 Asynchronous Online Open