Kate Warne was the first female detective in America at a time when women could not even vote. Bill Finger helped create one of the most popular superheroes of all time—and then watched helplessly as someone else took all the credit. Sarah Edmonds disguised herself as a man so she could fight for the Union during the Civil War. Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested because they dared to get married. These are just a handful of the eclectic and diverse figures whose stories will be explored in this class. Some of our subjects are well-known. Many are not. Using richly detailed picture biographies and primary sources, we will engage in lively group discussions and high-interest activities. At the same time, we will analyze the elements and structure of the biographical genre. As the semester progresses, students will have the opportunity to apply what they have learned by writing biographies of their own.

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

Let’s Read, Learn, and Play together! In this unique mixed ages and skill leveled class, students will get twice the fun to focus on their reading skills with Miss Kirsten and Miss Julie. Whether online or in person, this class is designed to begin with mixed group time before breaking out for individual skill leveled learning. Beginner readers will work with Miss Julie using a variety of early readers, videos, and games to grow and strengthen their phonemic awareness, sight word recognition, and simple sentence and paragraph reading fluidity. Intermediate readers will work with Miss Kirsten. Her group will discuss setting, inferences, comparing and contrasting, characters, theme, cause and effects, predictions, point of view, and conflicts and resolutions. Every book will open the opportunity to do art activities and we can journal our progress. We will choose our books depending on their online availability and the composition of the class. We are prepared to work online or in the classroom. This class meets twice a week.

1 hr. Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:00am - 10:00am
$406 +$20 materials fee = $426