The theme of migration remains relevant in our nation today for those in pursuit of the “American dream” and in search of a better future. In this class, we will explore themes of immigration and migration by reading books and poems that inspire us all to think deeper about our fellow Americans, their stories, and experiences.

Mondays, 1 hr, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

In which we recreate the historical development of writing and writing styles across various world cultures and hopefully gain some new skills in the art of expressing thought.

This class will be messy and hands-on!

1 hr, Mondays, 10:00am – 11:00am

Learning a language is hard work, but it can also be fun! Being able to speak to and understand others in their language is vital to communication, as well as a wonderful way to learn about other people and their culture. 

This class, designed for older elementary students, will concentrate on oral communication and cultural exploration. Students will work in class on mastering common conversational topics and other essentials (the alphabet, numbers, etc), and will work together in practicing these. We’ll also learn about the parts of the world (including the US) where Spanish is spoken, and explore some of these cultural and historical elements in individual and/or group projects. Field trips to local sites of interest are also a possibility. 

Native Spanish speakers are welcome, but may need additional resources to find the course appropriately challenging. Please speak with me so we can work together on an approach that works for everyone!

1 hr, Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

A vibrant tour of the English language and its complex (and sometimes wacky!) collection of spelling rules. In this class, students will get to play memory games to improve their ability to remember how words are spelled as well as do activities in class that accustom them to using those words in daily life.

1 hr, Fridays, 10:00am - 11:00am

In this class students will learn basic writing and grammar rules, such as when to capitalize letters, how to use punctuation, and some work with parts of speech. The class will learn what constitutes a sentence, as well as different kinds of sentences, and will practice their handwriting along with their spelling. Don’t worry, many games will be involved!

1 hr, Wednesdays, 9:00am - 10:00am