Homeschool Enrichment Classes Mini Semester at PATH

Great news! The mini session of enrichment classes at PATH will begin May 2 until June 6. And I have the pleasure to announce Roberto and I will be teaching Math Games. Thanks to all of the moms (and dads) who have asked us to hold this class. Without your asking, it probably would have taken us longer to make the decision. We are really very excited to begin, and so is Super Hero, who is our official ‘class helper’ 😉

Here’s the class catalog and schedule:

PATH mini-Semester 2013 Enrichment Classes

When: (6-week course)
Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, along with June 6
Where: Wayside Baptist Church, 7701 SW 98th Street
How much: Classes are priced individually. NO registration fee! (Prices include materials, building rental, and class fee)
How to register: Please see attached registration forms to register with individual teachers.

 

SCHEDULE

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND TEACHER INFORMATION

Tutoring with Drew
Please note that Drew’s classes will be held May 9, 16, 23, and 30, and June 6
HE IS NOT HAVING CLASS MAY 2ND!
Contact Drew Urbec.
For all students
Are you struggling to understand your Latin homework, English grammar, or math lesson? Drew can help!
Drew will be available each week for an hour to tutor anyone who needs help with their school lessons. There is no charge—he is just happy to help. Make sure you bring your books and other resources, and we’ll work together to figure it out!
Introductory Latin
with Drew
Please note that Drew’s classes will be held May 9, 16, 23, and 30, and June 6
HE IS NOT HAVING CLASS MAY 2ND!
Contact Drew Urbec .
For students 4th grade and up
Begin your study of the immortal language of Latin with Drew Urbec and Minimus the mouse!
Introductory Latin is designed for fluent readers from 4th to 8th grade who are eager to learn Latin, Grammar, and Roman history, culture, and geography. Students will work from Minimus: Starting Out in Latin by Barbara Bell. Classes will include instruction in Latin and grammar, and will be supplemented by art work, crafts, and storytime that will emphasize Roman culture and history.
Students must purchase a copy of Minimus before class begins! The book is available at Amazon, Rainbow Resource Center, and Barnes and Noble online. Make sure you get the pupil’s book, which should only cost about $20.

Class fees: $40 for non-Path members and $35 for Path members for the 5-weeks!

MATH GAMES
WITH PATRICIA & ROBERTO ESPINOZA
contact Patricia
Age requirement: 6 years and up
(Children must be able to count up to 10)

Come and join our fun “Math Games” class and learn to master addition, subtraction and place value with strategies that visualize quantities and de-emphasize counting. Using RightStart Math’s AL Abacus as our learning tool, we will play games to master the facts of addition and subtraction of up to two digits. These Math games will improve your child’s ability to confidently and quickly respond to the facts, and will set a strong foundation for multiplication and division.

Patricia and Roberto Espinoza are the owners of CPC Computer Consultants, an Information Technology (IT) Consulting firm established since 1998. They are currently homeschooling their 7 year old son, Alberto. You can visit their blog on homeschooling at www.raisingaselfreliantchild.com. Patricia received her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Universidad Católica in Ecuador, and her Master’s in International Management, cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She then graduated cum laude at FIU with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, a minor in Geology, and later received another Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science. Patricia has completed 15 graduate credits toward the Master’s in Computer Science also at FIU. Patricia has been working in the IT field for over 15 years. Roberto obtained his Associate of Arts in Miami Dade College with a major in Computer Science. He graduated from FIU with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Geology. He later graduated with another Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Science, and subsequently graduated with a Master’s in Computer Science also from FIU. Roberto has been involved in the IT arena for about 27 years.

$50 per PATH member/$55 per non-member.
Plus $15 for AL Abacus. AL Abacus (not any other type of abacus) is required for each child. If you need me to order it for you, please let me know by April 23 to receive it on time.
Learn more about the AL Abacus:

  • http://rightstartmath.com/resources/interactive-al-abacus
  • http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?id=8
  • http://store.rightstartmath.com/alabacusstandard.aspx

Little Book Worms
with Laura Blanco
contact Laura
for pre-schooler to kindergarten students

Little Book Worms-this class will involve preschool to K children in literacy based activities in order to enhance their reading readiness,and love for books! They will be exposed to oral and written language, pictures, play, and vocabulary. We will also use music and arts and crafts to motivate the children to enjoy letters and sounds. I will also involve the children in discussions about the story in order to build on their high-level thinking as they speak. Also combining oral language with printed words help the children understand the written language, and makes the learning process fun!

I am a homeschooling mom for over 15 years. I am also an educator, and studied reading specialty as my minor in the University of Florida, where I graduated with my Bachelors in Speech Pathology and Audiology. I have tutored many students in elementary in reading, and vocabulary,and have also been teaching pre-school classes for over four years now. I also teach book clubs for girls in higher elementary,and middle school.

Chess
with Chris Stormont
contact Chris

Mr. Stormont has been playing chess since the age of 9 and is the Founder and President of The Stormont Kings Chess Program, a scholastic affiliate of the United States Chess Federation (USCF), where they offer private and group lessons at various places such as Kenwood K-8 Center, Pinecrest Elementary, Kendall Christian, Leewood K-8 Center, Kendall Branch Library, P.A.C.E. Homeschool, H.O.M.E. Homeschool, and Hollywood Hills Homeschool. Students should bring their tournament regulation chess set to class. If you need one, I can purchase it for you. ($30.00) $50 per PATH member/$55 per non-member
POWER YOGA
WITH SHELAH DAVIS
contact Shelah
Age requirement: 10 years and up.
Parents are welcome to register as well.

This is a gentle Vinyasa style Flow class that is great for all yogis – no matter what your current level. Each student will need to bring a mat or beach towel to work out on. Shelah has been studying nutrition and wellness since early 2006 and is a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant through the AFPA. Shelah is a certified running coach through the RRCA and holds her yoga certification through Yoga Fit. She is Certified Personal Trainer with the American Fitness Professional Association and is a member of the National Association of Drugless Practioners. Shelah values natural therapies to help her clients lose weight as well as to treat & manage disease. Because of her beliefs in natural therapies, she is a whole foods advocate when it comes to diet. Along with her loyal, local clients, her growing list of online clients, Shelah has brought her message of simple diet for maximum health to large groups via her Nutrition Seminars. She teaches bare form running via running clinics and has several venues where she teaches flow yoga to all levels of students.

You can catch Shelah on her weekly radio show on BlogTalk Radio each Wednesday morning where she discusses all of the latest in Fitness and Nutrition or you can contact her directly from her website www.OurWickedWays.com .

$40 per PATH member/$45 per non-member

Line Dancing
with Katie Gonzalez
contact Katie
appropriate for all ages

Students will have a blast, get a little exercise, and open themselves up to a whole new world of line dancing!!! (No partners necessary!!!)
Students will learn: The Electric Slide, Achy Breaky Heart, Macarena, Cha Cha- Todo, Todo, Todo, Cotton Eye Joe, Cha Cha Slide, Hoedown Throwdown, and more!!!
As a BONUS: Students will get a chance to show off their line dancing skills at PATH’s end of year dance party May 7th!!!

$40 per PATH member/$45.00 per non-member (no material fee)

Famous Scientists and Their Experiments
with Katie Gonzalez
contact Katie
recommended ages 7 and up

Get ready to go back in time and study the amazing scientists that changed our world! We will start with Archimedes and Archimedes Principle as we experiment with the relationship between buoyancy and displacement. Students will experiment with a radiometer, as they study the work of Sir Isaac Newton and Sir William Crooks. We will combine the works of Benjamin Franklin, Jean-Antoine Nollet, and Michael Faraday on electricity when we build and test a Faraday Cage. Students will study the work on radios of Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo Marconi as they build a radio. Lester Pelton patented his Pelton Turbine and paved the way for hydroelectricity… students will experiment with hydropower. And finally… (for added fun!) we will study the history of ice cream, the science of Root Beer, and the invention of the Root Beer Float!!!

I tried to organize this class so that each day of class students could bring home their experiment. It was not cost effective. Instead, I will be ordering several kits for them to work in groups for experimentation. The class fee is higher than usual, because these kits are costly and supplies are approximately $30.00 per student. However, on the last day of class, I will raffle off the kits so that each student goes home with something!
Please preregister by April 23rd so I can receive the materials in time!
$70 per PATH member/$75 per non-member
Biology and Life Science Dissection Lab
with Katie Gonzalez
(mature students only)

Have you taken a Life Science and want to “see” more? or are you looking to add “with lab” to your High School Biology class and your official transcript? During the six weeks we will study in depth and dissect the following: a sheep kidney, “pluck” (heart, lungs and trachea), brain, and eye, a frog, and an earthworm.
Please preregister by April 23rd so I can receive the specimens in time!
$70.00 per PATH member/$75 per non-member
Includes a higher supply fee to cover the cost of the specimens, dissections kits, and gloves. (Approximately $30.00 per student)

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