This year we have included this section dedicated to classes designed for elementary aged students.  We hope this makes your decision process easier.

Elementary Classes 2022-23

American History Through Music! 

(Songs & Stories!)

Taught by:

Carolyn Forte

FRIDAY

12:00 – 1:00

Appropriate for grades K-8.  Older music lovers are welcome! Younger children are welcome with a parent.

 Traditional American songs, which include folk songs from around the world, were once known by every schoolchild.  Although they are foundational to an understanding of American literature, culture and history, our public schools dropped almost all of them in the 1970s, along with the fun and historical understanding they include.

In this class we will learn traditional songs from American history and the history/stories behind them.  We will do a lot of singing, clapping and moving with great music while learning about American History.   Carolyn majored in Music History and has been a song leader for several decades.  End your week with music, fun and history!

COST:  $100 per semester (ask about family discounts)

 

Call Carolyn at EIE 626-821-0025

MOMMY AND ME SPANISH

Taught by:  Karla Luna

Wednesday

12:15 – 1:00

COST:  $180.00 per semester.

Come learn Spanish with your toddler! In this class, students will learn Spanish in a fun way! We will listen and move to Spanish songs. We will also sing, have story time and  play with playdoh and toys. The instructor will teach Spanish based on the activities the students are doing. Parents/ guardian is required to be in the room.

CONTACT:  

BEGINNERS SPANISH

Taught by:  Karla Luna

Wednesday

10:00 – 10:45

Ages 5-10
Schedule: meeting once a week
Wednesday ages (5-11) at 10:00 am- 10:45 am  
This class will go on until the summer break.
COST:
  • $160.00.00 per class for elementary students 
In this class we will be learning Spanish in a fun way! We will learn through games such as Simon says, worksheets, matching words with correct pictures, drawing, coloring, body movements, story time and singing songs.
This class will be learning:
  • Numbers
  • Colors,
  • Body parts such as head, shoulders, arms, hands, stomach, legs and feet and some facial parts and organs.
  • Food
  • Classroom objects
  • Emotions
  • Family members
  • Clothing
  • Animals
  • Community names including library, fire station and grocery store.
  • Basic introduction phrases and greetings
  • Asking and answering basic questions.

CONTACT:  

MICHELE’S MATH CLASSES

FOR ELEMENTARY AGE

Math Masters

Grades 3rd – 5th

Taught by:  Michele Small

Thursday

 9:30 – 10:30

Classes start

Website:  Michele’s Math

Did you know that math can be fun?  With play, movement and teambuilding, your student can learn to love math. Supplemental to your curriculum at home, no matter what math program you use, this class will help review the fundamentals of math with your tired, struggling or confused student.  In class we will help students build the foundation to understand multiplication, factoring, division and take some mystery out of math.  Using games and old fashioned, time-tested methods, Mrs. Small helps students review, drill and finally learn those multiplication facts.

COST:

  • $225/semester private pay
  • PLUS $20.00 Registration Fee

NOTE:  8 PERSON MINIMUM FOR CLASS TO CONTINUE

PDF: Percents, Decimals & Fractions

Formally:  Middle Math

Grades 5th-8th

Taught by: 

Michele Small

Thursday

11:00 – 12:00

Classes start

Minimum of 8 students required.

Website:  Michele’s Math

Conquer any fraction frustration with the help of Mrs. Small.  This class is geared for middle school students who want to build foundational math skills to better understand fractions, decimals, and percents; place value; order of operations; number lines; and more.  Either using your own curriculum or Saxon Math 7/6, this class will help middle-school students gain a solid foundation of algebraic reasoning and geometric skills as they prepare to move on to higher-level math.  Mrs. Small can also help eliminate math monsters by providing homework accountability to keep up with math lessons with either the syllabus provided or one completed by the parent.

COST: 

  • $250/ semester private pay.
  • Plus $20.00 Registration Fee

Textbooks: Either your own curriculum or Saxon Math 7/6 kit

(ISBN-13: 978-1591413493)

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We Spark Learning

by:  Ani Janbazian

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NATURE MAKERS

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays

8:00-9:00am

TARGET: Grades 1st-4th

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 14

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $260 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $285 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.

If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

CALLING ALL NATURE LOVERS, ANIMAL LOVERS, AND CRAFT LOVERS TO EXPLORE WILDLIFE WITH WONDER AND WHIMSY.

 In this class, students examine the growth and life of living things, enhanced by hands-on crafts and creative activities.  Each week, students will learn about an amazing mammal, bird, amphibian. ,fish, reptile, insect, flower, plant or tree on our fascinating planet.  We will touch on the topics of life cycles, habitats, ecosystems, competition, adaptation, and extinction.

 A hands-on craft or creative activity will be featured every week,  to expand or reinforce each lesson, and give student “Makers” a completed handmade project to take home.

 Upon registration, you will be provided with a simple materials list of some basic school supplies that students will need to have on hand.

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions?

  • Text (626)482-8963 or
  • email: WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

CLASS TOWN SHIPWRECK ISLAND – JOURNAL WRITING

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesday

9:15 – 10:15

 

 

TARGET: Grades 1st-5th

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 14

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $260 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $285 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students. If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

 Shipwrecked on a remote island, 1st-5th graders explore their exotic surroundings, scavenge for supplies, tame the wilderness, form a rescue plan, and band together for survival through perilous adventures — all the while journaling their epic story.Your weekly explorations will serve as the journal prompt or inspiration for your creative writing assignments about all the strange and wonderful things found on the island.

 “The eerie howling sound seemed to be coming from…”

“After tirelessly digging in the sand, it was a miracle that I found a…”

“Seeing that spectacular splash, I started to believe the mythical stories about…”

Each student will be assigned special skills to contribute to the group’s success, and keep an inventory of valuable items they have salvaged or scrounged for in the search for more island resources.

Some drawing, crafts, prize games, and other creative expressions will also be incorporated throughout the year to fit our Island theme. Mini lessons on writing techniques, literary devices, and poetry will be explored, while maintaining the goal of this class: to motivate students to put pen to paper with enthusiasm!  Journal writing is done during class time, and writing expectations can be varied to adapt to different learning levels and abilities. Upon registration, you will be provided with a simple materials list of some basic school supplies that students will need to have on hand.

How will you survive this harrowing story? Will your party ever be rescued? Join the adventure!

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

WHERE IN THE WORLD IS NINA PASADENA?

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30pm for 2nd-5th grades

OR

Wednesdays 2:45-3:45pm for 4th-7th grades

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 12

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $260 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $285 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.
  • If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

 

REQUIRED TEXT: National Geographic Ultimate Globetrotting World Atlas (available used or new for $5-$15)

Join the Acme Detective Agency on the hunt for super spy criminal mastermind, Nina Pasadena.  She and her henchmen are stealing treasures, and monuments from around the world.  You and the other Acme Agents will follow the clues leading you through countries of the world, exploring exotic cultures and locations — all to deduce and track down the identity of the criminals and return the stolen goods.

 As Nina and her gang escape to different parts of the globe, you will give chase by solving clues and fact finding using your student world geography book (more info upon registration). Each case will take you to three continents, three countries, and three cities on your hunt for suspects.

 You will be given one Agent Special Assignment during the year (aka- a short research paper, and drawing task to work on at home) about a specific country that is a henchman hide-out. You will present your Special Assignment in front of the Acme team (oral presentation).

 Will we catch Nina Pasadena in the end?  Join us to find out!  This crime-solving class is sure to be full of mystery and intrigue!

 Upon registration, you will be provided with a simple materials list of some basic school supplies that students will need to have on hand.

 REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions?

  • Call (626)482-8963 or
  • email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

 

KIDS VID’S N’ REVOLUTION

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays

11:45am-1:00pm

TARGET: Grades 2nd-6th

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 14

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $260 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $285 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.
  • If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

 Journey through the life and times of the American Revolution through the on-screen adventures of LIBERTY’S KIDS, James and Sarah –two of Benjamin Franklin’s young reporters.  Featuring the award-winning educational cartoon series, we use episode-inspired explorations and creations to immerse students in learning about our nation’s journey to freedom.

Classes will include:

  •     video comprehension guides
  •     weekly hands-on creative activities
  •     timeline of events

introduction to important people, ideas, icons, and inventions

 

Who are Liberty’s Kids?

James, a street-smart 14 year-old, takes the perspective of a Colonist. Sarah, a spirited 15 year-old offers the British point of view. As rookie reporters for Benjamin Franklin’s Print Shop, they compete for front page stories about events taking place in America prior to and during The Revolution. Their investigations land them, and their ambitious young friend, Henri, in many dangerous and thrilling situations.

Please note, this class is 1 hour and 15 minutes in length, to accommodate the viewing of a 22 minute episode of Liberty’s Kids, each week.

Upon registration, you will be provided with a simple materials list of some basic school supplies that students will need to have on hand.

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

BUILD-A-BIZ: Pizzeria Edition

Taught By Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays

1:30-2:30pm

TARGET: Grades 4th-7th

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 14

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $260 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $285 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.
  • If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

 As a classroom entrepreneur you will plan and create your own pizzeria and take care of the daily operations, learning dozens of practical concepts related to your new venture along the way. What will the week’s assignment be: Designing and naming your restaurant? Planning the Grand Opening? Calculating profit? Scripting a commercial? Making a brochure? Conducting an employee job interview?

In the exciting world of business, there is so much you can learn:

  • Writing a Simple Business Plan
  • Basic Economics
  • Money Matters
  • Math
  • Problem Solving
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Nutrition
  • and Design

You will dream up pizza specials to test the market as you look for successful dishes to grow your permanent menu. Will your new recipe be a hit? Find out the following week, through a Consumer Report showing customer sales and reviews.  We will track the collective profits of all class Pizzerias to earn real prizes throughout the year.

In Semester #2, you will have one special project to complete at home,  followed by a chance to present it in front of your fellow “business owners”.  We will finish our year with a real-life Pizza Party to celebrate how well you Build-a-Biz!

Upon registration, you will be provided with a simple materials list of some basic school supplies that students will need to have on hand.

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

THE FOLLOWING CLASSES BY ANI JANBAZIAN ARE DESIGNED

FOR GRADES 8 – 12!

MONUMENTAL MOMENTS IN MOVIES, MUSIC & TV *NEW *

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesday

4:00 – 5:00

TARGET: Grades 8th-12th

TAUGHT BY: Ani Janbazian

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 15

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $285 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $310 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.
  • If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

Students 8th-12th grade take a historical look at the defining moments of American pop culture, film, media, broadcasting and television through modern times.

 This class will explore the collective memories of a nation, captured through decades of film, music, television, radio and broadcasting. Discussion and summaries of these memorable moments will be accompanied by video or audio clips.

  •  Movies and actors that brought amazing stories to life…
  • Iconic episodes of shows that made us laugh and cry…
  • Music and the talent that touched our hearts or rocked our world…
  • Shocking news broadcasts that marked history…

REMEMBERING THE MOMENT…

When Michael Jackson’s zombie dancing video made Thriller the best selling album of all time.

When a man-eating shark strikes fear into millions, with just two haunting musical notes in Jaws.

When Dorothy clicks her technicolor heels in Oz saying “There’s no place like home”.

When the world watched as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon.

When Elvis Presley shocked T.V. audiences with his performance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

When Lucille Ball hilariously rehearses a “Vitameatavegamin” commercial.

When a televised white Bronco car chase captivated the nation.

When Aretha inspired generations with R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

When we learned “Who is Keyser Soze?” and so much more.

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

TRUE HISTORY

UNKNOWNS OF INDIANA JONES

Taught by Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays

5:15-6:30pm

TARGET: Grades 8th-12th

TAUGHT BY: Ani Janbazian

VENDOR: We Spark Learning

COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 13 week semesters)

DATES:

  • Semester 1 runs Sept 7 – Dec 14, 2022
  • Semester 2 runs Jan 18 – May 3, 2023

MAX CLASS SIZE: 15

COST PER SEMESTER :

  • $295 for private pay homeschool families.
  • $320 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Compass, Heartland, Mission Vista Academy, Blue Ridge Academy, Pacific Coast Academy, Mission Vista Academy, Cabrillo Point Academy, Granite Mountain, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Golden Valley, and Excel Academy Charter students.
  • If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

 

Students will learn more about the real history, archeology, locations, relics, people, and cultures, that inspired the adventures of Indiana Jones.  We will follow along with Indy through his epic journey, seeking to know more about the people, places and things that cross his path through each of the films in the franchise: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, TEMPLE OF DOOM, THE LAST CRUSADE, KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL

 Each week we will watch a segment of film (approx 20-25 min.), discuss a real-life historical elements that are featured in the story, weigh the truth or exaggeration of it’s portrayal, expand the lesson using relevant maps, terminology, or timelines, and leave with a bonus Quest Challenge for extra knowledge on the subject. We will spend 5-6 classes on each film. Students will need to access Google Classroom for assignments.

  • What are the Crusades?
  • Who are the Knights Templar?
  • What is the Ark of the Covenant?
  • Where is the real city of Petra?
  • What do we know about the Nazca Lines?
  • Is a Sankara Stone a real relic?
  • What is the story behind the Crystal Skulls?
  • Is there a Hanger 51 in Roswell, Nevada?
  • Who inspired the character of Indiana Jones?

These are just some of the questions this class will answer!

IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS

The minimum grade recommendations for this class has been set partially due to Indiana Jones series being rated PG-13.  They depict gun violence, deaths, gross-out scenes with bugs, snakes, and blood, incinerations, and temple torture scenes that can be quite gruesome.  To read more about the content of this film series, I recommend CommonSenseMedia.org for their age-based reviews. 

 REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2022, simply complete the registration form available through WeSparkLearning.com . Charter School students should follow with a request a P.O./Enrichment Certificate to be issued as soon as the school begins processing for this period, in order to secure enrollment.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

CALIFORNIA HISTORY

Through 1930!

Taught by: 

Michelle Velasquez

MONDAY

2:00 – 3:30

COST: 

  • $250.00 Per semester
  • $50.00 surcharge for Charter Funded Students

AGE GROUP:  4th – 6th Grade

This year-long course will help you learn more about The Golden State’s history, habitats, ethnic make-up, and geography through historical fiction. We will enjoy stories, activities, and field trips!
https://carriershellcurriculum.com/store/california-out-of-the-box/
(Social studies activities will supersede the other disciplines this kit offers.)

Included in this class will be “THE BIG PROJECT”

You can choose one of the following:
● California Mission Project
● Local City/County Project
● Not-So-Local CA Project
You will be required to build a mission or notable structure or landmark, create a tri-fold display poster, and make an oral presentation. 

Choose 1 of the 3 options*.
● When was it founded, discovered, explored, or built? Thoroughly describe it, including important titles, dates,
and the main persons and peoples involved.

● Where is it? Describe the location and surrounding land
including relevant geological features and habitats.
● Whose lives were affected by this and how? Describe specific changes, compare and contrast before and after.
● Current state and current effects on local community.
● Include pictures!

Completed Project due in May 2023 and must include model, tri-fold display board with written info and pictures, oral presentation of research to class, parents, siblings, or the community. May be turned in earlier.

Field Trips
There are so many places to go! I hope to arrange at least two so will be in touch about scheduling.

TEXT :  Books may be borrowed from the library or in audio or e-book format. I will read from Stories Combo in class so you do not need it unless you want to have it. The chapters must be read in advance of when it appears on the syllabus. In addition to the items in the link, we will be using other books, online maps, videos, and online
encyclopedias which I will access using my laptop. Students may also share resources from home.

REQUIRED SUPPLIES

3-ring binder with loose leaf paper; 3×5 white index cards
in bag or box; 
pens, pencils, eraser, scissors, glue stick,
colored pencils contained in bag or box

CLASSWORK & HOMEWORK

Work will consist of both in-class and at-home assignments.  Students in need of more challenge due to age or ability will be given additional options. Reading must be done at home in advance of class according to the syllabus. You may choose audio or e-books or actual books. See link above.

GRADING POLICY

I do not give grades, however, if a grade is required, assignments and projects will have a total point score and you will be able to figure it out based on the points received. Rubrics will be available in advance. Participation/Willingness to be in class is required.

CONTACT:

EMAIL:  eiecahx@gmail.com
I cannot always get back to you right away but will try to respond within 24 hours.
For faster response, please try texting  818-378-7642.

BIO:

I have a B.A. in Studio Art and an M.S. in Oriental Medicine. Since 1993, I have taught many different subjects- from health sciences to religious education and even sports! I have been a healthcare provider for 24 years and homeschool my two children.

SCIENCE-2-U ELEMENTARY CLASSES

Science-2-u

The ultimate hands-on Science classes in the area!

To Enroll in the following classes please go to the following link:

Science 2 U EIE class enrollment

Taught by Marty Forte

Contact:  Marty  (626) 821-0025

2022 – 23 CLASS SCHEDULE

All classes are on monday  11:00 – 12:00 or 12:30 – 1:30

Grades K-5 two-semester course

Cost of Class: $280 per semester

The subject of study changes monthly with a mix of physical and life science courses. The order of subjects will vary per location. These are not offered as individual sessions but as two-semester courses. 

 

AMAZING WORLD OF WATER

Mondays

September 12,19,26

October 3

Water is one of the most abundant resources on earth. What is it made of and how does it function? You’ll be amazed at how much you do not know about this substance that constantly surrounds us. We’ll learn about why it is important to protect the water on our planet and we’ll even perform some water tests by designing and using our own water filters. Come join the fun!

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

Mondays

October 10,17,24,31

In this class your students will learn about the behavior differences among various types of animals. Just a few of the questions we will explore are: 
What is the difference between an earthworm and a mealworm? What does a snail eat? What is an earthworm’s favorite spot, light or dark, moist or dry? We’ll have all hands-on activities to learn about the behavior of these and other critters.

MAGICAL MACHINES

Mondays

November 7, 14, 28

December 5

We use machines every day. Usually we don’t even realize what all these machines are doing. We’ll explore the world of machines from levers to pulleys and gears. Through these fun experiments, the students will learn the basic physics behind simple machines. The kids will even design a machine to lift the teacher!

ALL ABOUT ENERGY

Mondays

December 11, 

January 9, 16, 23

EDIBLE SCIENCE

Mondays

January 30,

February 6, 13, 27

In this crazy class, all of our supplies and experiments will involve edible items. You don’t have to eat them but you might want to. Why does popcorn pop? Can we affect how big the popcorn will be when it pops? What is capillary action and what organisms use it? What is really in your food? Learn to read labels and see what they’re really saying. We’ll even explore molecular gastronomy! What is that? Come find out!

 

AMAZING MATTER

Mondays

March 6, 13, 20, 27

How do you define life? What is the difference between living and non-living objects? What are the differences between solids, liquids and gasses? What causes some things to float while others sink? Let’s find the answers through hands-on experiments!

MARINE LIFE

Mondays

April 18, 25,

May May 1, 8

This class is all hands-on with marine creatures. Learn about the habits and anatomy of various marine organisms. We will be dissecting a shark, fish, and some invertebrates like clams. We’ll also discover the beauty of the kelp forest and find out what kinds of animals live there.

THE BIG WORLD OF TINY INSECTS

May 15, 22

June 5, 12

This is the best time of the year to learn about these little six-legged wonders. We’ll learn about the life-cycle of bees, ants, ladybugs and crickets. We’ll find out why insects are the most abundant animals on our planet. This class is filled with lots of fun experiments and activities, some of which the kids get to take home!

School House of the Grove

COLONIAL AMERICA

Plymouth Colony

Taught by:

Cindra Barnes

Monday

12:00 – 1:00

Class Starts: September 6, 2022

This class is suitable for grades 3-5

Cost:      $200 Semester (includes all materials)

Contact:      Cindra Barnes for information or questions at:

Register:   

  • At above contact information.
  • $50.00 deposit due at registration.  This deposit is not refundable.

Description: 

Who were the Pilgrims and why would they travel 66 days by ship to go to a place that had absolutely nothing? Learn what it takes to make such a voyage; the sacrifices, the dangers, the obstacles, the challenges and the triumphs. We’ll do this as we make a parallel trip to a deserted island in order to discover the answers to the commonly asked questions regarding the Pilgrims and some not so common questions. The adventure will include reading an actual account of a 10 year old passenger on the Mayflower and by doing projects and playing games. Travelers will take away an understanding of why the plight of the Pilgrims is such an important part of our American education.

COLONIAL AMERICA/Jamestown, suitable for grades 6-8

We do not accept charter funds at this time.

Colonial America /Jamestown

Taught by:  Cindra Barnes

TBA

This class is suitable for grades 6-8

Duration of Adventure:          1 Semester (18wks)

Adventure begins:                 February 1

Cost of Adventure:                $150.00 (includes all materials)

Adventure Info: cindrabarnes@yahoo.com OR TEXT ONLY 909-993-2203 

Description of Adventure:          THE WHOLE COLONY VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE If this were the headline that circulated through Europe proceeding the first attempt to colonize a new land, I would be excited to sign up and make the second              2 month journey……wouldn’t you? What DID happen to the colony of Roanoak? We will investigate and re-examine the pros and cons of being on that second voyage. This will be our mission as we follow along in the America’s National Mystery Series; The Mystery at Jamestown. To discover the answers. The adventure will include games, demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Travelers will take away an understand why it was so important to risk everything to settle a new colony successfully.

NOTE:  Even though the settlement in Jamestown proceeded the voyage to Plimoth, it was a much harsher and more complicated time which makes this class more suitable for an older crew.

We do not accept Charter Funds at this time.

ROVER READING

Taught by

Cindra Barnes

 

Friday

9:00 – 10:00

COST:  $175.00 per semester

START DATE:  February 8, 2022

Rev up your child for the love of reading!  We know that the child who is read to is more apt to develope a love of reading.  This class takes storytelling to the next level by presenting stories in a fun and creative way.  With the use of theatrical ways, games, puppets and renactments stories will become alive.  Children will be taken to lands, mystical journeys and challenging adventures through the magic of books.

CONTACT:  cindrabarnes@yahoo.com OR TEXT ONLY 909-993-2203

 

w RITING

Taught by

Cindra Barnes

 

Friday

10:00 – 11:00

STARTS:  February 8, 2022

COST:  $175.00 per semester

Start your child off RITE!  A play on words is just one of the creative ways to have fun with the alphabet.  This class will offer creative ways to begin the writing process.  THIS NOT A HANDWRITING CLASS!  Your child will explore fun methods for sentence structure, presentation development, public speaking, poems and word manipulation using games and art.

CONTACT:  cindrabarnes@yahoo.com OR TEXT ONLY 909-993-2203

RITHMETIC

Taught by 

Cindra Barnes

 

 

Friday

11:00 – 12:00

MATH does not have to be a bad word.  Our RITHMETIC is anything but… A strong foundation is needed to master math skills.  By enhancing your child’s number learning with fun and games math will come to life for the young learner and create the base needed to master mathmatics in the future.

CONTACT:  cindrabarnes@yahoo.com OR TEXT ONLY 909-993-2203

CHESS

 

Chess

Taught by:

Jeff Schwartz

Monday

1:00 – 2:00

OR

Wednesday

4:00 – 5:00

SESSION START DATES:

SEPTEMBER 12 & 14

Enjoy the wonderful benefits of chess today.

Cost:          $163.00  for each 11-week session per  student.  

Recommended   ages:   5  to    13   or   grades   K  to   8.

Open  to  beginners  and  advanced   students

Students  will learn to play the game of Chess and learn winning strategies.  They will become prepared for tournament  play which is organized  by  Coach  Jeff.  Tournament  play  is not required but is an added bonus.

Chess  is  a  wonderful  game that helps children develop mental discipline, analytical  skills, strategic  thinking, and  do  better academically.  Studies  have shown that   students   studying   Chess    demonstrated    a  marked   development   of  their  verbal    and math  aptitudes.  This  class  is  a great way for kids to have fun, improve  in  Chess, and  make  new  friends.

Added  bonus:   As  Coach  Jeff’s    program    is  in  twenty-one    elementary   schools   in   the  San  Gabriel   Valley,  Coach  Jeff organizes    three   tournaments   per  semester.

About  Coach  Jeff:   Jeff  Schwartz  has  played   tournament  chess    from  the  time  he  was  a  freshman   in  college.   Coach  Jeff  is a  Life  Member    of  the  United  States   Chess  Federation,  and  an  active  member  of  the  Arcadia  Chess   Club. Coach  Jeff  has taught  Chess   since   2007,   helping  hundreds   of   students  mature  in  the  world  of  Chess,  even  while  he   uses  an individualized  approach   for  each  student.

Contact:    chesscoachjeff@live.com or (626) 232-5466