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					                                       COURSE CATALOG SPRING 2011
                                           SENIORS (11 AND UP)

Health & Wellness .............................................................................................................. 2
  Common Ground ............................................................................................................ 2
  Sexual Health Education ................................................................................................. 3
  The Work of Byron Katie ............................................................................................... 4
Art, Crafts & Games ........................................................................................................... 5
  Artists‟ Trading Cards..................................................................................................... 5
  Magic: The Gathering Card Game .................................................................................. 6
  Waldorf Doll Making 101 ............................................................................................... 7
  Artistic Expression .......................................................................................................... 8
Dance & Sports ................................................................................................................... 9
  Yoga with Anne .............................................................................................................. 9
  Roller Skating ................................................................................................................. 9
  Baseball/Softball ........................................................................................................... 10
Philosophy......................................................................................................................... 11
  From Fire to Facebook: History of the Language ......................................................... 11
  What I Learned From South Park: Comics as Literature ............................................. 12
  Philosophical Notions of Reality .................................................................................. 13
Language Arts ................................................................................................................... 14
  Public Speaking ............................................................................................................ 14
  Creative Writing............................................................................................................ 15
  Writing to Publish: take your writing to the next level ................................................. 16
  Poetry Class .................................................................................................................. 17
Drama ................................................................................................................................ 18
  Scene Study................................................................................................................... 18
  Create a Play! ................................................................................................................ 19
Science .............................................................................................................................. 20
  Anatomy & Physiology (What‟s in there and how it works)........................................ 20
  Science 101 ................................................................................................................... 21
  Genetics......................................................................................................................... 22
  Cells .............................................................................................................................. 23
  Introduction to Chemistry ............................................................................................. 24
  Principles of Ecology .................................................................................................... 25
  Senior Biology .............................................................................................................. 26
Foreign Languages ............................................................................................................ 27
  Spanish 1 ...................................................................................................................... 27
  Spanish 2 ....................................................................................................................... 29
Music................................................................................................................................. 30
  Bass Class ..................................................................................................................... 30
  Guitar! for beginners ..................................................................................................... 31
  Guitar for Emerging Players. ........................................................................................ 32
  Private Guitar Lessons .................................................................................................. 32
  Jam Bands ..................................................................................................................... 33




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Please note the specific information for individual classes about age restrictions,
rigorousness, material fees, prerequisites, cost and additional information in each class
offering.
Please note that classes will end 5-10 minutes before the start of the next class period to
allow for clean up and transition time.

If you have a specific question about a class, teacher emails are provided.

Remember, we need to meet minimum requirements to run a class.

Health & Wellness
Common Ground

Jackie O’Grady and Linda Astur
jacquelyn.ogrady@gmail.com

Class Description: Teaching Tolerance is a national organization that promotes
discussion in the classroom around issues such as race, sexual identity, homelessness and
bullying to name a few. This class will be discussion-oriented, based on the Teaching
Tolerance curriculum and its documentaries. We encourage parents that have questions
about the content to research the website teachingtolerance.org before signing their
children up for the class, which describes in detail the topics covered. The goal of this
class is to raise awareness, listen to other viewpoints, engage in respectful dialogue and
find common ground.

Prerequisites: None
Rigorousness: Fairly Relaxed (e.g. primarily experiential, no required assignments,
participation expected)
Ages: All teens and mature12 year olds with teacher approval FIRM
Class size/limit: 15 maximum
Class Length: 1 hour
Cost: Free




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Sexual Health Education

Liana Brown
erin.livensparger@ppsne.org

Class Description: The class will be 10 one-hour classes on teen sexual health, sexuality,
decision-making, and communication in relationships. The format will be interactive
with age-appropriate, medically accurate information and resources about healthy
sexuality.

SESSION 1: Introduction; ground rules; overview of program; exploring healthy
sexuality
SESSION 2: Male & Female reproductive anatomy
SESSION 3: Contraception (popular teen methods); safer sex; abstinence;
condom/barrier use
SESSION 4: Teen legal rights; decision making around contraception
SESSION 5: Pregnancy Stages; childbirth; teen parenting; decision making around
pregnancy options
SESSION 6: Sexually Transmitted Infections; including HIV/AIDS; symptoms; modes of
transmission; review of condom/barrier use, abstinence, and decision making
SESSION 7: Exploring Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships 1; decision making in
relationships
SESSION 8: Exploring Healthy & Unhealthy Relationships 2; partner communication;
SESSION 9: Gender; sexual orientation
SESSION 10: Alcohol and Other Drug use; exploring the connection between substance
use, safer sex plans, and decision making

Rigorousness: Moderate (e.g. few additional assignments, but consistent participation
expected)

Ages: 14 years and up, firm
Class size/limit: 6 -20 students
Class Length: 1 hour
Cost: $50.00 per student (sliding fee scale is available & donations are welcome)
Homework/Grades: No
Additional Information: No classes 3/9, 4/13 or 5/11




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The Work of Byron Katie

Joy Karim
joykarim1@hotmail.com

Class Description:
“My partner doesn‟t listen.”
“He/She doesn‟t care about me.”
“My life would be better if…”
Thoughts like these pass through our minds throughout the day, causing us stress,
anxiety, fear, anger, and depression.
The Work of Byron Katie is a simple way to clear the mind and move from fear to
freedom, from anger to joy, and from confusion to clarity. Anyone with an open mind can
do The Work.
During this class, you will

      Learn to identify and question your stressful thinking.
      Experience how you live your life when you believe thoughts that are not true for
       you.
      Discover new possibilities and different perspectives.
      Learn how to facilitate yourself and others using The Work‟s four questions and
       turnarounds.
      Realize what is true for you, and take home a powerful tool that can help you live
       with clarity and integrity.


Prerequisites: It‟s recommended that participants read Loving What Is, by Byron Katie
prior to class.
Rigorousness: Moderate (e.g. few additional assignments, but consistent participation
expected)

Ages: Adults, flexible
Class size/limit: 5 students, minimum
Class Length: 90 minutes
Homework: Yes (estimated amount of preparation time between classes 1/2 hour to 1
hour)
Grades/Tests: No
Cost: $10.00
Additional Info: *This class will run the first 6 weeks of the semester.
Materials provided by teacher: informational handouts and worksheets (apx. cost per
student: $10_)
 Required text: Loving What Is, by Byron Katie. (apx. cost:_$10.50 on Amazon, free at
the library)




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Art, Crafts & Games
Artists’ Trading Cards
Erika Davis-Pitre
davpitok@sbcglobal.net

A perennial favorite, Erika has agreed to continue with her popular create-a-card group.
Students make 2 ½” x 3 ½” pieces of art with found objects, stamps, cutouts, paints,
papers, etc. At the end of the session, the completed works are displayed and students
can participate in a card swap!
Ages: All ages
Class Size/Limit: 40 max
Class Length: 1 hour
Grades/Tests: No
Material fee: $25.00
Cost: Free
Homework/Tests: No




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Magic: The Gathering Card Game
Chris Medina
chickfam2000@yahoo.com

Parent Facilitator: Michelle Ciccaglione

Class Description:
We will teach and play the amazing.
Magic: The Gathering (colloquially Magic or MTG) is a collectible card game created by
mathematics professor Richard Garfield and introduced in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast.
Magic is the first example of the modern collectible card game genre and still thrives
today, with an estimated six million players in over seventy countries.[1] Magic can be
played by two or more players each using a deck of printed cards or a deck of virtual
cards through the Internet-based Magic: The Gathering Online or third-party programs.
Each game represents a battle between powerful wizards, known as "planeswalkers", who
use the magical spells, items, and fantastic creatures depicted on individual Magic cards
to defeat their opponents. Although the original concept of the game drew heavily from
the motifs of traditional fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, the
gameplay of Magic bears little resemblance to pencil-and-paper adventure games, while
having substantially more cards and more complex rules than many other card games.
An organized tournament system and a community of professional Magic players has
developed, as has a secondary market for Magic cards. Magic cards can be valuable due
to their rarity and utility in game play.

Rigorousness: Fairly relaxed
Ages: All Teens, flexible
Class Size/Limit: 6 minimum 10 max
Class Length: 1 hour
Material fee: $15.00 for deck of cards or students may bring their own
Cost: $10.00 per student
Homework/Tests: No




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Waldorf Doll Making 101
Stephanie Edson
gedsons@yahoo.com

Class Description: Class will focus on using natural materials to complete a Waldorf
doll using the Waldorf philosophy.
 Prerequisites: Basic sewing skills would be helpful, but not required. The entire project
will be done by hand sewing.
 Rigorousness: Fairly Relaxed (e.g. primarily experiential, no required assignments,
participation expected)
Ages: 11 and up, firm
Class Size/Limit: 8 max
Class Length: 1 hour
Material fee: $15.00 – 20.00
Cost: Free
Homework/Tests/ Grades: No
Additional Information: Materials provided by teacher: _cotton interlock, wool batt,
mohair, needles, thread, scissors, patterns, pencils, elastic, fabric for clothing, etc._ (apx.
cost per student: $15- $20)
Additional or special information about anything not previously covered: I‟ve been a
professional Waldorf doll maker for over ten years. I have taught Waldorf doll making
for almost as long as I‟ve been making dolls.




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Artistic Expression
Mary DeCroce
mdecroce@sbcglobal.net

Class Description:
The 12 week session will be split into the study and implementation of 4 different art
mediums consisting of 3 weeks per medium. Mediums include drawing, acrylic painting,
sculpture and large scale or community art in public places. The goal is to learn the basics
of the mediums and will be geared to the fine arts instead of crafts. Studying and learning
about different styles, art history and the masters will all be included. Pointellism,
cubism, impressionism are a few of the styles that will be explored. The classes will
encourage freedom of expression while still providing the guidelines of the fine arts.
Students will be expected to follow instructions and be able to have the concentration to
work on projects for the full time allotment of the class.

Prerequisites: Passion to make things and the concentration to work on class projects
Rigorousness Fairly Relaxed (e.g. primarily experiential, no required assignments,
participation expected)

Ages: 11 and up, flexible Includes adults
Class Size/Limit: 4 minimum, 12 maximum
Class Length: 90 minutes
Material fee: $10.00 per student for the semester
Cost: $10.00 per class per student
Homework Yes (estimated amount of preparation time between classes)
very little but when required approx. 30 minutes to gather materials at home or learn
about famous artist
Tests/ Grades: No




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Dance & Sports
Yoga with Anne
Anne Falkowski, of Samadhi Studio, is returning to lead parents and teens through
another semester of yoga. Participants last session enjoyed her inspiring, challenging and
relaxing approach to yoga. Join up and you too can enjoy the exercise, relaxation and
inspiration of Anne‟s classes.
Age: 13 and up
Cost: Free
Teacher: Anne Falkowski
Class limit: 20


Roller Skating
Middletown Roller Skating Rink

Maria Paquette
547 Main St. In the SW corner of the It's Only Natural Market parking lot.
Join your friends for some fun roller skating at the end of the Green St day!
This time period provides us an activity after our day ends at Green Street and it gives
our children something active to do until the spring weather arrives.
 The price includes admissions and rental of skates. Maria requested a minimum of 20
people.

Age: All ages, including parents!
Charge: $36.00 for a 6 week period
***$ 6.00 per session price includes admission & skate rental***
When: Starts Feb 23 – March 30
Time : 2:15 - 3:15
Doors open at 2:00
Minimum: 20 people are needed to run this program




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Baseball/Softball
John Ingrassia
johnnyiband@yahoo.com

Class Description: Learn the fundamentals of the sports using game situations, agility
and confidence and leadership
Prerequisites: No experience needed will be setting up competitive and non for beginners
and experienced based on ages, etc
Rigorousness: The baseball class will be moderate exercise
Class limit: 5 minimum
Cost: $7.00 per student/class
Age: 11 and up
The class would run late March/Early April for 4- 6 weeks or depending on time
availability with parents/students
Soccer
Teacher: You!!
 Spring soccer players join the fun – this is a class in need of a coach.
Meet at McCarthy park at the end of the day for an organized game or just a pick up
game!
Age: 11 and up
Charge: Free
When: the snow melts
Class limit: none




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Philosophy
From Fire to Facebook: History of the Language
Will Eggers
will.eggers@gmail.com

Class Description:
Have you ever wondered where a particular word comes from? This course will track the
development of language from its hypothetical roots, using literature as a launching point.
Students will be asked to use their own language as a test; we will consider the arbitrary
nature of "correctness" in language and discuss the differences between standard and
non-standard language varieties. You will understand the modern English we speak as the
product of its complicated political, social, religious, and economic history. It is
designed to introduce students to historical linguistics and will consider English's
relationship to Germanic and Romance languages and its Indo-European antecedents. In
addition, we will explore World Englishes, analyzing literature from nations colonized by
the English. The course will touch on phonetics, etymology, and other general principles
of linguistics. Essentially, we will explore language to its potential roots before recorded
speech.
This is a variation of a course that I have taught several times at Wesleyan University,
and it has the benefit of a truly interdisciplinary approach, including literature, science,
and history. As such, it offers important skills in each of these fields.

Rigorousness: Somewhat Demanding (e.g. academically challenging, some additional
assignments)

Ages: 13 and up & adults, flexible
Class size/limit: no minimum or maximum
Class Length: 60 minutes
Grades/Tests: No
Cost: $75.00 per student
Homework: Yes, 30-45 minutes/week




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What I Learned From South Park: Comics as Literature
Will Eggers
will.eggers@gmail.com

Class Description: Animated literature – comics, graphic novels, cartoons, and animated
movies – offers a wealth of possibilities unavailable to more traditional live-action media.
Comics can present worlds that do not obey the rules of Newtonian physics. Characters
can be created in ways that reconstruct the human form; sometimes these forms are so
foreign that they raise the question of what it means to be human. Narratives are less
reliant on linear progression than novels and plays, offering different notions of time, life,
and meaning. This is not to say that all works of animated literature stand in resistance to
traditional models of understanding the world; like all literature, some reinforce these
values while seeming to do the opposite.
This course will use as starting points Animé works such as Miyazaki‟s Spirited Away,
superhero comics such as Iron Man¸ Disney films such as The Little Mermaid, and
televised shows such as South Park¬. Other course materials will be decided upon by
class discussion.

Rigorousness: Somewhat Demanding (e.g. academically challenging, some additional
assignments)

Ages: 13 and up & adults, flexible
Class size/limit: no minimum or maximum
Class Length: 60 minutes
Grades/Tests: No
Cost: $50.00 per student
Homework: Yes 30-90 minutes/week, viewing a movie or reading some graphic novel




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Philosophical Notions of Reality
Will Eggers
will.eggers@gmail.com

Class Description: This course will explore the foundational texts of the Western
philosophical tradition, beginning with Plato, extending through Kant, Derrida, and
Hawking. Just what is the nature of reality? Do our senses offer us an accurate
representation of a coherent, external presence or do we half-create, fully create, or
hallucinate a set of brain stimuli?
Because of the nature of the material, this course will be interdisciplinary, including
philosophy, science, theology, and linguistics.

Rigorousness: Somewhat Demanding (e.g. academically challenging, some additional
assignments)

Ages: 13 and up & adults, flexible
Class size/limit: no minimum or maximum
Class Length: 60 minutes
Grades/Tests: No
Cost: $50.00 per student
Homework: Yes 30-45 minutes/week




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Language Arts
Public Speaking

Dana Sachs
danasachs@yahoo.com

Class Description: Feeling a little queasy in the stomach whenever you have to speak in
front
of a crowd? Most of us have...Learn how to do it with confidence and flair!
It's not as hard as you think once you learn how to prepare and apply some
simple theatrical techniques and tips. Signing up is half the battle!

Rigorousness: Moderate

Ages: All Teens, Adults
Class Size/Limit: 5-10 students
Class Length: 50 minutes
Cost: $4-8 per class per student




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Creative Writing
Cindy House
cndy_house@yahoo.com

Cindy House is one of Green St„s great resources: someone who gets people to write for
fun! She continues this class from past years. She hopes to continue with the same
students, but also with new students. This class has short, weekly assignments focusing
on things like character development, dialog etc., in the short story format primarily.
Students in past sessions have described this class as their favorite class and Cindy as one
of the best teachers ever. Each class features discussions of reading assignments, peer
and teacher review of short pieces of writing. Prompts and topics are suggested and
students usually take off in many wild and wonderful ways with their own pieces.
Please note that Cindy teaches at the upper high school level and some of the readings
used to demonstrate specific techniques may have mature content.
Rigorousness: Moderately Demanding

Ages: 14 and up, firm
Class size/limit: 10
Class Length: 1 hour
Cost: Free
Homework: 1 hour/week, reading & writing
Additional Information: $5.00 fee for handouts




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Writing to Publish: take your writing to the next level
Sandy Horning
sandynbrendan@charter.net

Class description: Students who want to see something through from start to finish
should show up for Sandy Horning‟s new session. She‟ll take students through learning
how to revise and improve manuscripts through student and teacher critiques. This
published author will provide coaching; receiving and providing constructive peer
feedback is central to this class. Students will receive support for their articles, essays,
chapters, books, or other works (of the student's choosing) as they progress to the best
work possible. The goal of the class is to end with a revised work (or works) that has
progressed far beyond the original work. Students will choose a piece to submit to the
Connecticut Young Writers Competition at http://www.ct.edu/initiatives/ctyoungwriters,
as well as a piece to submit to the class collection to be published.

Prerequisites: This class is designed for students who are already writing on a regular
basis. It is not a beginning writer's course.
Rigorousness: Students are expected to revise and read to the group every other week.
While students may bring old writing projects to the class to improve, new writing
projects are also encouraged.

Ages: 14 and up, flexible
Class size/limit: 10
Class Length: 1 hour
Cost: Free
Material Fee: $10.00 for final class publication
Additional Information: This is a class for senior teens and as work is not censored some
teens may choose to use mature content and language. The teacher provides a
professional approach to all subject matter and does not encourage or discourage any
particular content. Parents should know that she is flexible on age of students in the
class, but does not prohibit students from including strong language, violence, or sex in
their compositions




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Poetry Class

Eileen Beaulieu
ekbeau@cox.net

Class Description: A student led, parent facilitated poetry class. A forum for students
to read their poetry & share thoughts with each other about their poetry pieces. The
students participating can shape this class.

Ages: 11 and up
Cost: Free
Additional Information: ****This is a 6 week class that will be offered in the spring.
Please email Eileen with questions or if you would like to participate and she will be in
touch with details.****




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Drama
Scene Study
Dana Sachs
danasachs@yahoo.com

Class Description: For serious actors only...Re-create scenes from famous plays, with
you as
the star! Learn how to analyze text and employ various acting techniques to
achieve believability and truth on stage. Presentations for friends and family
on the last day of classes.
Prerequisites: Interested Tweens will be considered if they have previously taken
     "Create a Play".
Rigorousness: Somewhat Demanding

Ages: All teens
Class size/limit: 6-12 students
Class Length: 50 minutes
Cost: $4.00-8.00 per class per student




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Create a Play!
Dana Sachs
danasachs@yahoo.com

Dana Sach‟s most popular class! Participants create their own play and then perform it
for friends and family the last day of classes. The emphasis is on the actor and the
text...and fun! Everyone contributes to the degree that they feel most comfortable. Come
join the acting ensemble - you'll have a great time and learn a lot about how a
performance is actually created.
Rigorousness: moderate
Prerequisites: None

Ages: All teens
Class size/limit: 8-15 students
Class Length: 50 minutes
Cost: $4.00-$8.00 per class/per student




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Science
Anatomy & Physiology (What’s in there and how it works)
Ellen Papparlardo
sooupy50@yahoo.com

Class Description:
 This class will be an investigation of anatomy and physiology (what is there and how it
works). It will include an overview of the main body systems and an in-depth look at
those the class is most interested in. The class will appeal most to people who are
interested in learning about their bodies.

Prerequisites: curiosity
Rigorousness: Somewhat Demanding (e.g. academically challenging, some additional
assignments)

Ages: All teens, flexible
Class size/limit: 15 students, maximum
Class Length: 45 minutes
Homework: Yes (15 -30 minutes per week outside reading and one class presentation
per semester)
Grades/Tests: No
Cost: Free
Additional Info: Materials provided by teacher $10.00/student




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Science 101
Ian Gibson
eman8008@yahoo.com

Class Description: This class is designed to introduce students to several foundational
topics in science. The two primary goals of the class is an introduction to the scientific
method and hands on experience in measuring and data collection. The metric system
will be discussed in detail and students will participate in several lab activities. The class
will end with an overview of lab safety and lab equipment, a discussion of the major
scientific fields and a group assessment challenge.

Prerequisites: An interest in science; solid arithmetic skills very helpful
Rigorousness: Moderate (e.g. few additional assignments, but consistent participation
expected)

Ages: 11 and up
Class size/limit: 8 - 14 students
Class Length: 1 hour
Homework: Yes (1 hour max, if any)
Grades/Tests: Yes (open/group tests, traditional assessments upon request)
Cost: 70.00 per student for the semester
Additional Info: Materials provided by teacher: lab materials and handouts (included in
tuition) Student needs basic school supplies.




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Genetics
Ian Gibson
eman8008@yahoo.com

Class Description: A solid overview of the science of genetics. Class will include the
history of heredity, Mendelian genetic & inheritance, family pedigrees, DNA structure
and modeling, transcription and translation and a brief discussion of genetic disorders.
The composition of the class will be brief lectures/discussions, activities and labs.

Prerequisites: Solid age appropriate math skills (good arithmetic at the least) and basic
scientific knowledge)

Rigorousness:
Somewhat Demanding (e.g. academically challenging, some additional assignments)
Moderate (e.g. few additional assignments, but consistent participation expected)

Ages: 12 and up, firm
Class size/limit: 8 - 14 students
Class Length: 1 hour
Homework: 1-2 hours, max
Grades/Tests: Yes (open/group tests, traditional assessments upon request)
Cost: $$85.00 per student
Additional Info: Handouts, included in tuition




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Cells
Ian Gibson
eman8008@yahoo.com


Class Description: This class is for students with basic science knowledge seeking to
expand their knowledge of cells and their function. Topics will include cell structure,
function, cell transport, cellular respiration, photosynthesis and mitosis. The class will
include class discussions, activities, labs and projects.

Prerequisites: Students should have basic science knowledge (i.e. scientific method,
metric system, etc.)

Rigorousness:
Moderate (e.g. few additional assignments, but consistent participation expected)

Ages: 11 and up
Class size/limit: 8 - 14 students
Class Length: 1 hour and 1-2 optional out of class projects
Cost: $$75.00 per student
Homework: Yes, 1 hour/week
Grades/Tests: No
Additional Information: Lab materials & handouts, included in tuition




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Introduction to Chemistry
Ian Gibson
eman8008@yahoo.com

Class Description: This class is meant to be an introduction to chemistry and matter. The
class will focus on the states of matter, elements, the periodic table, the history of
chemistry, compounds, chemical equations, the chemistry of water and a brief
introduction to biochemistry and polymers. The class will focus more on activities and
mini labs than lecture.

Prerequisites: Students should have basic science skills and a solid foundation in
arithmetic and/or pre-algebra.

Rigorousness:
Somewhat Demanding (e.g. academically challenging, some additional assignments)
Moderate (e.g. few additional assignments, but consistent participation expected

Ages: 12 and up (11 with permission)
Class size/limit: 8 - 14 students
Class Length: 1 hour
Cost: $80.00 per student
Homework: Yes 1-2 hours per week, maximum, recommended
Grades/tests: Yes (open/group tests, traditional assessments upon request)
Additional Information: Materials needed by student: Basic school supplies
Lab materials & handouts, included in tuition




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Principles of Ecology
Ian Gibson
eman8008@yahoo.com

Class Description: This class is an adjunct class to the senior biology that is open to all
teens. It will focus on the primary principles of biosphere, community, ecosystem and
population biology. The class will include lecture, labs and activities. Ecology is one of
the more mathematical facets of biology, so basic knowledge of pre-algebra and a solid
foundation in arithmetic is important.

Prerequisites: General biological knowledge, with the above math skills.

Rigorousness:     Somewhat Demanding (e.g. academically challenging, some additional
assignments)

Ages: All teens (minimum 12)
Class size/limit: 8 – 14 students
Class Length: 1 hour
Cost: $$75.00 per student
Homework: 1-2 hours/week, optional, but highly recommended to stay with the class
Grades/tests: Yes (open/group tests, traditional assessments upon request)
Additional Information: Materials needed by student: Basic school supplies &
calculator
Lab material & handouts, included in tuition




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Senior Biology
Ian Gibson
eman8008@yahoo.com

Class Description
This class will be a continuation of the first semester Senior Biology Class. Students
continuing the class have already covered the scientific method, chemistry basics, intro
biochemistry and cells. It is a rigorous class with labs, activities and lecture. Topics will
include mitosis/meiosis, genetics, evolution, classification, a general survey of life and
basic human anatomy and physiology. Interested students who did not take the class
semester 1 should meet/contact with instructor before enrolling

Prerequisites: Completion of semester 1 of Senior Biology or permission of instructor.
Prior knowledge of the scientific method, chemistry and basic biochemistry and cells
required.

Rigorousness: Somewhat Demanding (e.g. academically challenging, some additional
assignments)

***This class will be taught off site. Please email Ian Gibson for further
information.****




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Foreign Languages
Spanish 1
Maria Paquette
mariapaquette@sbcglobal.net

Class Description: (Weekly Lesson Details)
  1.- Greetings ,Numbers 1-20 ,Colors, Personal pronouns
  2.- The alphabet.
      Students will learn the sounds of the vowels, then
      together with consonants they will start spelling,
      reading and talking fast, nice and easy.
      Numbers 20 to 50
   3.-The Week
      Yesterday, today and tomorrow, before and after.
   4.-The months of the year.
   Numbers 50 to 100 . Play bingo
   5.-The Seasons of the year
      The article : (definite) . Verb: To like
   6.-The Weather
      How ? ,where? ,when? Verb : To feel
      Numbers 100 to 1000
   7.-The Body
      Adjectives (masculine and feminine)
      Verb: To need
   8.-The Family
    Verb: to love
   9.-At School.
    Verb: To be ( ser o estar) , To go .
     To learn , to read.
 10.- The House.
      Rooms ,household items.
 11.- Review
. Test if requested
 12.-Play : The best conversation.
             Sing and win.
             Memory in action.
             Homework help
      Points will counted and the best scores will reach:
      First ,Second and Third place with prices.

Prerequisites : None
Rigorousness : nice , easy and fun.




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Age : 11 and up
Class size : 6 minimum
Material needed : binder /3 holes, pencil , color pencils, sharpener and eraser.
Cost: $ 75.00 per student
Material Fees : $ 10.00 for photocopies
Homework : 1 or 2 pages for lesson.
Grades, Test: If requested, a test will be given in lesson 11




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Spanish 2
Maria Paquette
mariapaquette@sbcglobal.net

. Class Description: (Weekly Lesson Details):

   1.- Greetings , review of : numbers, colors,
       months , days etc, a way to know the level
       of Spanish in the group .Numbers : unidades,
       decenas ,centenas ,miles y millares.
   2.- Personal pronouns ,articles definite and indefinite.
        Verb : To be pasado ,presente y futuro/
   3.- Clothing = La ropa
       Verbs : to wear , to use , to need, to like, to buy.
   4.- Places in the city.
       Where you would go ?
       Transportation
       Verbs : to go , to want , to find
   5.- The restaurant
        The food = La Comida
        At the table Verbs: To eat. To taste.
   6.- The Library
       Verb: to read ., to study .
    7.- The Professions = Las profesiones
        Verbs : To become . ,to be (future tense)
   9.- The museum . The Teacher.
        Verbs : to visit . To act .
  10.- The Farm and the Zoo . Animals
  11 .- Review and test (if needed)
  12 .-Games : The Best conversation
                  Places around the city
                  Memory in action
                  Homework help.
Points will be counted and First , Second and Third place will be awarded with prices.

Prerequisites : Spanish 1 or some Spanish a must.
Rigorousness : moderate

Age : 11 and up
Class size: 6 up
Materials needed: Binder 3 holes, notebook ,pencil .
Cost: $ 75.00 per student
Material Fees : $ 10.00 for copies.
Homework: 1 o 2 pages for lesson
Grades, test: If requested, a test will be given in lesson 1


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Music
Bass Class

Eric O'Grady                  eric.ogrady21@http://gmail.com

Ian Pizzonia                  ianpizza@gmail.com


Class Description: Learn to play the bass - beginner class
Learn the parts of a bass and how to read tabs to play familiar songs. We will also teach
fun techniques like hammer-ons and pull-offs, sliding and tapping.
Rigorousness: Moderate (e.g. few additional assignments, but consistent participation
expected)

Ages: 11 and up
Class Size/Limit: 10 max
Class Length: 1 hour
Grades/Tests: No
Cost: Free
Homework: 30-60 minutes a week, practice
Materials provided by student: Bass guitar and amp
Materials provided by teacher: Hand outs




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Guitar! for beginners
Joe Ricker
joseph.ricker@gmail.com

Class Description: In this class students will learn the basics of guitar playing in a group
setting and be exposed, through playing, to a variety of musical styles: rock, jazz,
classical and world music. The focus will be on rock because it is the easiest and most
appealing to youngsters. Students can expect to play some songs they may know,
including music featured in the popular Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games, but
they will also encounter a lot of music that is unfamiliar and exciting. Class time is split
between group instruction, private instruction, group playing and listening. Student who
sign up for Guitar! for beginners must be willing and able to practice guitar at least 4
times a week outside of class. This class is geared toward students who have little or no
experience with the guitar. Private lessons with Joe Ricker are available at Greenspring
for students who want special attention. Parents interested in inquiringing about private
lessons should contact Joe directly at joseph.ricker@gmail.com. Joe is a full-time
professional musician (www.duoorfeo.com) and music teacher and has taught
homeschoolers at Greenspring since 2008.

Rigorousness:
Moderate (e.g. few additional assignments, but consistent participation expected) (see
practice requirements in class description)

Ages: 11 and up
Class Size/Limit: 8 minimum 10 max
Class Length: 1 hour
Grades/Tests: No
Material fee: $3.00 (music folder & sheet music)
Cost: $75.00 per student
Homework/Tests: No
Additional Information: Bring your own guitar!!




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Guitar for Emerging Players.
Joe Ricker
joseph.ricker@gmail.com

Class description:
In this class guitar players can hone their skills and their musicianship through a
combination of group and individual instruction, group playing and focused music
listening. Musical styles covered will include rock, jazz, classical and world music. The
focus in terms of musical style is determined in part by the will of the class Students
should expect to encounter music they already know and love (I always take student
suggestions regarding music we will study) but also much they do not know. This class
is open to students with some experience as guitar players. Music reading is not required.
You don't have to be a guitar wizard already to have a place in the class as long as you
are willing to practice. All students taking this class should be prepared to commit to
practicing at least 5 times a week (minimum ½ hour sessions). This class is geared
toward players particularly interested in making music with their peers. Private guitar
lessons with Joe Ricker are available at Greenspring for students who want more
personallly tailored instruction. Parent interested in private lessons should contact Joe
directly at joseph.ricker@gmail.com. Joe is a full-time professional musician
(www.duoorfeo.com) and music teacher and has taught homeschoolers at Greenspring
since 2008

Ages: 11 and up
Class size/limit: 8 minimum 10 maximum
Class Length: 1 hour
Rigor: Moderate
Homework: Practice, see class description
Grades/Tests: No
Material Fee: $3.00 per student
Cost: $75.00 per student




Private Guitar Lessons
Joe Ricker is available to teach private lessons if there is space or time available in the
schedule. Please e-mail him directly if you are interested in this option at:
Joe Ricker
joseph.ricker@gmail.com




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Jam Bands
Nancy Pizzonia
jpizzonia@comcast.net

Class Description: Student led, parent supervised jam band class. For those teens that
feel confident playing an instrument and would like to play music with peers. All
participants will work together to pick out favorite songs to play, with each student
contributing their own ideas and talents. An end of the semester concert during class
time will finish up the semester!
***We are in need of a musically talented parent to supervise, manage & offer
advise.***

Rigorousness: Moderate
Prerequisites: A desire to work together and jam with peers.

Ages: 13 and up
Class Size/Limit: No minimum, 8 maximum
Class Length: 1 hour
Grades/Tests: No
Cost: Free
Homework/Tests: Practice music selections week to week!
Additional Information: Bring your own instrument




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