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English

Elementary Writing Words to Sentences: (1st grade and up) Mrs. Amie teaches students the parts of speech, types of sentences, proper punctuation and capitalization, and how to write a complete sentence. This class is an interactive lecture styled presentation. Mrs. Amie teaches lessons with easy-to-follow slides on a projector and white board. She builds in reviews to keep things fresh in the minds of her students. There are class notes, an E-book, reference charts, and teacher-made worksheets available in the class Archive. Mrs. Amie also created an optional review/summer packet to be used at the end of this class.
March 2019 – April 2019

About the teacher: Mrs. Amie was a nurse for several years in a variety of settings including a substitute nurse at her local school. This opened the door for her to substitute for teachers and she fell in love with teaching. She has been homeschooling her 2 sons, currently ages 12 and 8, since preschool and she is expecting her third baby in December 2019. She describes her teaching method as “an interactive lecture presentation” and utilizes a projector, white board, and Power Point to help students understand the process of writing.


Essay Writing 101: (ages 12+) No information is available yet.
TBD

About the teacher: Mrs. Amie was a nurse for several years in a variety of settings including a substitute nurse at her local school. This opened the door for her to substitute for teachers and she fell in love with teaching. She has been homeschooling her 2 sons, currently ages 12 and 8, since preschool and she is expecting her third baby in December 2019. She describes her teaching method as “an interactive lecture presentation” and utilizes a projector, white board, and Power Point to help students understand the process of writing.


Flash Classes with Miss Jayd: (varies by unit) In this class, Miss Jayd makes flashcards and reviews them with students. The review also shows students how to use them for studying on their own. These classes start with math facts and then move on to vocabulary and spelling.
May 2019 – TBD

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!


Grammar Galaxy: (1st grade and up) Grammar Galaxy is a story based comprehensive language arts program which encompasses reading skill development, literary concepts, vocabulary, spelling, grammar, public speaking skills, and composition. Even though the curriculum is broad in scope, the lessons are short. Grammar Galaxy is a mastery approach with built-in review. Mrs. LaMonte reads the one chapter per lesson and then does the work alongside the students. This is a CIH class so you must have the curriculum to join the class.
April 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Mrs. LaMonte is a mother of 3 and a homeschool veteran of 15 years. She has one graduate and two at home. One of her children is dyslexic, one has chronic illness, and one has ADD/anxiety. She is a proponent of gentle homeschooling and firmly believes that children will get where they need to be in their own time. Mrs. LaMonte facilitates Grammar Galaxy by having the students follow along or listen as she reads the story and then doing the work together.


Harry Potter Studies: (ages 8+) This class is a science and literature class based on the Harry Potter series in book order. Students are expected to have read the scheduled chapters prior to class. During class, Ms. Laura and PrairiePeace2 ask reading comprehension questions, complete a project, and model vocabulary study. The reading comprehension questions and project supplies are included in a printable packet. The projects vary from crafts to science experiments and each project is done step-by-step on screen.
May 2019 – TBD

About the teachers: Ms. Laura is a homeschooling mother of 5. She has homeschooled for 11 years. She is an avid nature lover and enjoys spending her days outside. She also is a huge Whovian and Potter Head. Ms. Laura works alongside the students in classes. She does the projects and reading right along with them. She also tries to convey the message that learning is individual and the students have the freedoms to complete each project how they see fit.
PrairiePeace2 is the second oldest son of Ms. Laura and is an assistant teacher in some of her classes. He really enjoys Hoeden, especially Geography with Mrs. Shelly. He’s a member of our county 4H and enjoys bb gun, air pistol, and archery through that. He also loves playing video games and reading.


Literature with Mrs. Shelly: (all ages) Mrs. Shelly reads and discusses 2 books in this class: Seedfolks and Charlotte’s Web. There is a printable caboodle for each book. You may purchase or borrow the books. Charlotte’s Web has a link to the PDF of the book. Each lesson has vocabulary and unanswered questions for students to explore on their own. Mrs. Shelly models note-taking, questioning, and self-guided study.
October 2018 – December 2018

About the teacher: Mrs. Shelly is a bio-adopt mother to 6 children and grandmother to two. She has homeschooled for over 20 years, has 4 homeschool graduates and two at home. Two of her children graduated with an Associate Degree at the age of 17/18 respectively, one is certified in welding, and one is still in college. Mrs. Mabe is an avid advocate for Blue Collar Education and “College at 14” for homeschooling families. Mrs. Mabe facilitates education by reading and DOING the work with the students.


Middle School BFN English: (grade 6+) No information available yet.
TBD

About the teacher: No information available yet.


Middle School Easy Grammar: (ages 12+) Mrs. Loewen teaches students middle school grammar in a warm conversational-lecture style approach using Easy Grammar Plus Teacher’s Edition as the spine for the class. At the beginning of each class, she does a quick review of the previous lesson. She then covers new material and works through several workbook examples on poster board before assigning that week’s homework pages which are optional but recommended. When this class starts, Mrs. Loewen teaches from a second book: Everything You Need to Know to Ace English Language Arts in One Big Fat Notebook. After the first 16 lessons which alternate between the two books, it was decided to split the books into their own classes. This class continues with just the Easy Grammar Plus book.
April 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Mrs. Loewen has enjoyed homeschooling her seven children for the past 20+ years. Her oldest 4 children have graduated (Engineering graduate, Teaching graduate, one in medical school, and one will start medical school soon). Her youngest 3 are still at home enjoying an unschooling approach with lots of reading, creative arts, and traveling as a family.


Paragraph Writing: (ages 8-12) Mrs. Amie teaches students about paragraphs and the Writing Process over the course of 7 videos. This class is an interactive lecture styled presentation. Mrs. Amie teaches lessons with easy-to-follow slides on a projector and white board. She has provided printable class notes which outline the topics discussed and worksheets with answers on a separate page. She has included homework suggestions in the class notes so students can practice their writing skills.
TBD

About the teacher: Mrs. Amie was a nurse for several years in a variety of settings including a substitute nurse at her local school. This opened the door for her to substitute for teachers and she fell in love with teaching. She has been homeschooling her 2 sons, currently ages 12 and 8, since preschool and she is expecting her third baby in December 2019. She describes her teaching method as “an interactive lecture presentation” and utilizes a projector, white board, and Power Point to help students understand the process of writing.


Story Time with Mr. D: (all ages) Mr. D is a master story teller. He makes read aloud time the favorite time of the day and the kids always ask for “just one more chapter!” A few of the books read aloud in this class include Red Sails to Capri, Stuart Little, and The King’s Equal.
January 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Mr. D is a father of 3 homeschooled children. He is a semi-professional actor turned data analyst. These days, he uses his artistic ability to bringing great stories to life.

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