American Sign Language Littles: (lower elementary) Ms. Everett and her daughter, PinkiePie, teach simple ASL vocabulary with songs, stories, and rhymes. Topics include colors, animals, feelings, foods, and school items. This is a vocabulary building course and doesn’t focus on the grammar and culture of the language. Ms. Everett includes a picture-in-picture ASL interpretation in each lesson which allows access to videos for Deaf individuals and extra receptive practice for students with more fluency.
August 2019 – TBA
About the teacher: Ms. Everett is a homeschool graduate, a homeschooling mother of 2, and a certified teacher in Florida. She has a Masters Degree in Special Education: Disability Services and studied Deaf Education. She works as a video relay interpreter and a community interpreter. Ms. Everett describes herself as someone who has anxiety and is a little different than your average person with her doctor saying she probably has what used to be called Asperger’s Syndrome but is now part of the Autism Spectrum.
Arts & Crafts 7 & under: (ages 3+ with adult supervision) Cascade shows students how to create unique crafts, promoting fine motor skills and creativity. Students explore different mediums as they create their personalized crafts. Supplies are listed for each craft in the Archive.
January 2019 – TBD
About the teacher: Cascade is a creative and crafty homeschooling teen with a love for animals! She raises guinea pigs, goats, and rabbits for 4H.
Preschool: (ages 2-5) This is a 26 week class for our younger Hoeden Littles who are just starting out. Miss Jordan teaches letters, numbers, shapes and colors. During class, Miss Jordan reads a story, reads a poem, and shows students how to use Play-Doh to make shapes, letters, and numbers. Each week has its own theme and set of words to help build vocabulary.
January 2019 – August 2019
About the teacher: Miss Jordan, aka Miss Jayd, is a homeschooling teen who LOVES to go live and use her artistic abilities! She is an amazingly eclectic, hands-on learner. She plays the guitar, is teaching herself piano, and dabbles in ukulele! She likes to up-cycle everyday things and create, create, CREATE!
Telling Time with Mrs. Mandy: (ages 5+) Mrs. Hunt teaches students to count by 5s and tell time on an analog clock. There is a printable clock for you to print out and your student to put together. Mrs. Hunt teaches the skills in small increments of difficulty and plays games with students to help them practice their newly learned skills. Printable game boards and a supply list are included.
January 2019 – February 2019
About the teacher: Mrs. Hunt is a Hoeden Ambassador, homeschool reviewer/coach, and business owner. She has been homeschooling her 3 boys for over 6 years and, even though it an be tough, they enjoy it! Mrs. Hunt is a silly, fun, and laid-back teacher. She likes to find funny things to tell her students and does her best to make learning an enjoyable and memorable experience.