3rd-6th Sign Language
Learn to Sign — Course for 3rd -6 th Grade
Research shows there are benefits of signing on cognitive, linguistic and social-emotional development.
Learning American Sign Language gives your child(ren) the building blocks of a second language. Signing
meets the needs of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic/tactile learners.
60-minute lessons (1 x week) in person class
The teacher models each new sign as it is taught. Students practice the new signs in class through games and practice activities. Worksheets are emailed for review and to encourage at-home practice.
Students learn the alphabet, then vocabulary words and sentences or phrases.
ABCs, Family, Drinks, Food, Emotions, Activities, Colors, Animals, Numbers 1-10, Clothing, Places
Some Notes about ASL
Like spoken English, there are various dialects of ASL. As with language around the world, ASL signs evolve and change over time. Therefore, you may see versions of signs that differ from what is presented in this course when consulting other ASL resources. The grammar rules of ASL are different from those of spoken English. Facial expression is an important part of ASL.
Ages 7-11 Art
My name is Leanne Kaplan. I've been working with children & their art for at least 10 years. I'm offering a painting w/some mixed medias class for ages 7-11 — some focus will be required of the students that attend.
I'll be teaching on color, some minor composition, building a painting, envisioning a piece, working with acrylics, & small collages We will be spending time tapping into each child's creativity — the way they like to create, the way they were made to create. I will have a list of supplies that goes out. Also, if any child is advanced in their artistic skill, they can move to the intermediate class if they would rather, just need to see me directly to discuss.
Thank You! 10 person max accepted at this time.
This class will have the purpose of introducing students to the Spanish language. It will allow students to understand and communicate with basic Spanish grammar. They will learn basic vocabulary and cognates, simple phrases, as well as the Hispanic culture. A portion of the class time will be dedicated to learning through engaging and interactive activities.
Book for this class:
Complete Book of Spanish 1-3/ American Education Publishing
3-hole punch folder necessary.
Pencil and coloring pencil
This class will introduce young students to the history of the Orchestra. We will journey from de Baroque Period through the Romantic Era, and the amazing composers during those periods. Students will learn about the Orchestra, the instruments and the conductor.
Throughout the class, we will also dedicate a portion of the class to learn basic reading of music and piano-playing basics.
Ages 11-18 Art
My name is Leanne Kaplan. I've been working with children & their art for at least 10 years. I'm offering an intermediate art class with painting & mixed media for ages 11-18 — the ability to work independently and focus will be required of the students that attend.
I'll be teaching on color, composition, meanings of numbers and some symbolism, envisioning and building a piece. We will be working with acrylics, collages & mosaics.
We will focus on building our confidence and tapping into each child's creativity and their own artistic language. I will be there to give them some tools to learn and to expand on their gifts. I will have a list of supplies that goes out. Also, if any student in this age frame would rather be in the beginners class (maybe to work on their focus or skills) you can just see me directly to discuss.
Thank You! 10 person max accepted at this time.
7th-12th Sign Language
At least 500,000 people use ASL. That is an OLD statistic from the 1980's. My estimate is more along the lines of 2 million people are using ASL daily, and at least 500,000 of those people are using it as their primary means ofcommunication. And that's just in the United States. Millions more people know "some" sign language and use it "once in a while." For example, a grandmother of a deaf child. She may have taken a six-week community education course and now she knows just enough to offer her grandson candy and cookies.
"ASL is a visual gestural language." That means it is a language that is expressed through the hands and face and is perceived through the eyes. It isn't just waving your hands in the air. If you furrow your eyebrows, tilt your head, glance in a certain direction, twist your body a certain way, puff your cheek, or any number of other "inflections" --you are adding or changing meaning in ASL. A "visual gestural" language carries just as much information as an oral/aural (mouth/ear) language.
ASL is not limited to just the United States and Canada. ASL is also used in varying degrees in the Philippines, Ghana, Nigeria, Chad, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Zaire, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Kenya, Madagascar, Benin, Togo, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong and many other places. (Source: Grimes, Barbara F. (editor), (1996). "Languages of USA" Ethnologies: Languages of the World, 13th Edition. Institute of Linguistics.)
There are many well-paying career options in ASL so this course will also open you view to those career options.
This course is an instructor guided course. It is being offered with 2 classes per week. One in person class and one virtual class. The learning and activities take place in classroom and online. You will complete in person & live lesson, quizzes, a deaf interactive activity paper, and a receptive final exam. You are expected to have a valid email address during this course and check it at least three times a week. Any changes to your email account should be forwarded to your instructor.
An introduction to American Sign Language. Topics include basic vocabulary, grammar, history, fingerspelling, numbers, terminology, and Deaf culture. Special note: This course will require 45 to 60 online contact-hours. It will require many hours of independent practice hours to master vocabulary. This course is 15 weeks in length, meeting for 60- minute instructor led lessons twice a week.
You will need access to internet, email, printer if you desire to print vocabulary list for study, a way to record. Live lessons will be delivered using the Google Meet platform. You will need to have a Google account. This is free and can be on your phone or computer.
8th-12th Speech & Debate
This will be an introductory course for 8th grade and up.
“Becoming a better speaker is best achieved by encouraging a spirit of fellowship in a caring environment among students. We help each other become successful speakers.” With this in mind, this class will be a friendly place where students learn the art of public speaking.
Students will engage in activities that improve speaking skills. This includes the preparation, writing, and delivery of a speech. Debate gives students the opportunity to use their public speaking skills. Class debates will help students develop critical thinking, research, and organization skills.
Students will learn how to argue effectively through debate. We will keep debate topics away from hot topics, such as politics.
7th-12th Creative Writing
This course will focus on expressive writing in many different forms. Students will have the opportunity to explore several different types of poetry and prose styles, as well as respond to literature, art mediums, quotes, and music. Originality and writing that shows thought will be encouraged.
Students in Creative Writing may write poems, short stories, plays, news stories, comic strips, children’s books, an autobiography, and other types of writing that express creativity.
Ages 12-20 Dance
Is Dance an Art form? Is Dance Worship or Prayer? OR… Is Dance a SUPERPOWER?
Come and activate your SuperPower through Dance in Contemporary/Jazz/Hip-Hop as you learn your powerful identity in Christ and superpower of Dance.
Your teacher, Mrs. Amber Mclaughlin has performed on the most prestigious stages all across the world. She was a Radio City Rockette in NYC, filmed in national commercials in Hollywood, and she also directed, choreographed, and taught for many Mega churches and ministries across the country. Mrs. Amber’s passion is to build up 12-20 year olds to mighty women and men of valor, activating powerful displays of God’s confident strength, shining through each royal kid of the King, through the superpower of dance.