Request for C4K Proposals – SU19 College for Kids Program – Deadline to Submit is January 16th

The holidays are fast approaching, and before we get busy with all the festivities, it’s time to remind you that College for Kids proposals are due soon. Last summer’s College for Kids at Yavapai College was fantastic! A lot of effort goes into this program, and we hope you are as excited as we are to make the summer 2019 another positive experience for our children!

We expect to have the course listings posted online by March 20, in time for parents to begin making decisions right after Spring break. In order to have the classes put together and a schedule printed, please submit your proposal no later than January 16 (the sooner, the better)!

SU19 College for Kids classes will meet Monday through Thursday in two (2) sessions:
Session A: June 3 through 20
Session B: July 8 through 25

If you are interested in teaching for the College for Kids program, please submit a proposal for a new course or let me know if you want to repeat the course(s) that you offered last year.

To repeat the same course(s) as last year, please email nancy.ostapuk@yc.edu with your proposed schedule, including course title, dates, times, supply needs, classroom aide request, and any pertinent information or changes that would affect the tuition cost.

If you want to teach a new course, please submit an electronic proposal form:

College for Kids – NEW Course Proposal

Please review the Proposal Instructions (see attached) for pertinent information and deadlines.

If you know of others who are interested and qualified to teach for the College for Kids program, please pass this information along to them. We are looking for instructors in all areas: math and science, computers, digital photography, arts and crafts, music, dance and fitness, as well as other creative ideas.

Please remember your fingerprint card must be current for you to be eligible to teach in the College for Kids program. If you hope to teach and do not have a card, it can take 6 weeks or more to get one processed.

All fingerprint applications can be completed online from this website:
http://fieldprintarizona.com/

I look forward to hearing from you. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Thank you!

 

Nancy

 

Nancy Ostapuk, Director

Community Education/EDventures

Division of Lifelong Learning

Yavapai College

1100 E. Sheldon Street

Prescott, AZ  86301

928-717-7638

nancy.ostapuk@yc.edu

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Youth Quilting Classes

Another session of quilting classes is starting soon!

Mountain Top Quilters Guild (mountaintopquiltersguild.com) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote quilting in our community.

We offer low-cost quilting lessons to youth ages 10 through 18. Our next 6 week quilting class begins on Nov. 7th and runs thru Dec. 19th (no class Thanksgiving week).  We meet every Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 in Prescott at the LDS church on Ruth Street across from Prescott High School.

We have sewing machines available if your child does not have access to one.

Youth Membership in Mountain Top Quilters Guild from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 is $10 for each participant, and the class fee for the session is $15 each.  Class fees are reduced to $10 each for families enrolling two or more children.

Class size is limited and is on a first come, first served basis.  Please contact Diana Ramsey at the above email address or 928-499-8792.

Science, Literature, and History Class

Lydia Wimber, who lives in the heart of Prescott Valley (near the library), will be teaching a Science, Literature, and History Class in a one-room-school format. The majority of the students are in 1st-6th Grades. This is a class that has been following a curriculum for the past 2 years, so it will be going on its 3rd year. Students can join in at any time, but the teacher will teach the curriculum where they left off at the end of the school year. The curriculum is created by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so, like other religious curriculums, sometimes combines secular and religious topics into the lessons. This curriculum can be taught to children who are not LDS, as the academic thoroughness of the curriculum is to be accounted for, and Mrs. Wimber can tailor the lessons to the needs of her class. If you are interested, please follow the links to learn more about the curriculum and contact Mrs. Wimber at jlwimber2@yahoo.com for more information.

From Mrs. Wimber:

I will continue to teach the Tuesday/ Thursday class for all ages. 8am-12pm. I would like to offer the classes for $80/month, depending on enrollment. This includes Lessons in the three subjects indicated above using an LDS based curriculum. You can check it out here:

LDS Homeschool Curriculum – The Family School Online

The price for this class includes most of the cost for the curriculum and any copies I need to make for it. You may be asked to send your child with a copy of the pages for the workbook for history. I spoke with some parents and we thought we could continue with the current curriculum for history which is “The Story of the World”. We would begin where we left of at the fall of Rome with the second volume of the series. This is a link to the workbook pages. You should shop around, though and you may find a better price elsewhere. This is also offered as a PDF download that you can print:

https://www.amazon.com/Story-World-Classical-Activity-Renaissance/dp/1933339136

Another option for history lessons that would not include purchase of the workbook is the LDS Homeschool Curriculum that I am using for the Science and the Literature classes. I already have access to the history portion as well and could use that for our history lessons. I would look through it and try to start the lessons where we left off with the other lesson.

Year-long Writing Classes

Lydia Wimber, who lives in the heart of Prescott Valley (near the library), will be teaching 3 writing classes for several age groups out of her home. She is a trained instruction with the IEW (The Institute of Excellence in Writing) curriculum and will be using that. For more information, please email her at jlwimber2@yahoo.com.

Class 1: Advanced US History/Constitution IEW writing Class

For Middle School aged kids, preferably Grades 7-9.

Mon/Wed @ 8:00 am- 9:30 at the Montes home: Prices $60/Month [Semester 1= 15 weeks @ $300, Semester 2= 16 Weeks @ $310] This will be a two day a week US History/Constitution class for advanced writing class. This class will be for those who have been writing with the IEW style and have taken the beginning US history class. We will continue the US history lessons from the explorers through modern times using the IEW curriculum book Advanced US History -student book only (link below). We will also be including some Grammar with this class using the Easy Grammar Plus book (see link for a possible purchase site)

Advanced U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only]

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Grammar-Plus-Student-Workbook/dp/0936981148

Class 2: Intermediate Medieval History IEW writing Class

For later elementary age kids, preferably Grades 4-6.

Wednesday from 10:00-11:30 at my house. The Cost will be $30 a month for 31 weeks or $150 for the 1st semester (15 weeks) and $160 for the second semester (16 weeks) We will be using the IEW textbook for Medieval history (link below). We will also continue (and review) Grammar using the Grammar book from last year. Easy Grammar Grade 3 (link below)

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons [Student Book only]

Class 3: Early Level Bible Heroes IEW Writing Class

For early elementary age kids, preferably Grades 1-3.

Monday from 10:00-11:30 at my house. The cost will be $30 a month for 31 weeks or $150 for the first semester (15 weeks) and $160 for the second semester (16 weeks) This will be a very slow introduction course for the IEW method. We will be introducing this writing method to the students and helping them to take notes using the KWO method using bible stories as reading material. Let me know if you would like me to include a grammar lesson with this level. There is a grammar curriculum at IEW called Fix-It Grammar you could check out. Let me know if you would like this to be included.

Bible Heroes Writing Lessons

*NOTE* If you follow the links to the IEW curriculum, you may want to search around for a better price for this textbook. I was able to find many of these at a clearance price. Sometimes this means the book will be an old version, but I can work with this. 

Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Take a Trip Back in Time

Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Dates:  July 26 and 27   9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Try 19th century children’s activities, learn about ranch life and pan for gold during two days of fun and discovery at the Sharlot Hall Museum.  Other activities include archery, churning butter and a scavenger hunt in museum exhibits. 

Ages:  7-11

Price:  $50,  $45/museum members

 Limited to twenty children; register soon because spaces fill up quickly.

Call or email Mary Melcher (928-445-3122, ext. 29 or marym@sharlot.org) for a registration form.

Nature Research Project: Spots Still Available

Interested in spending time in nature with your family? Fran Haynes is still looking for families to join her nature events at Watson Woods (for more info, check out the post here). There are a few spots still open, especially on June 18th! She’s opened the events to families that have children 7 and up, so if you like to spend time in nature with your family check out her website below! The time commitment consists of one event for about 2hrs. That’s it! There will be snacks and opportunities to interact with other families from the community. It’s going to be a blast! Hope to see you there!

http://prescottfamiliesinnature.weebly.com/

Sewin’ Time Classes

Yesterday, we were at the PV public library to sign up for the Summer Reading Program and participate in the activities. My kids are crazy motivated to read! This is amazing!* While we were there, I ran into a fellow homeschooling mom who I’ve run into before. 🙂 She let me know that she teaches sewing classes and asked if I could post about them. She is interested in teaching several classes. So if you have a group you know of and want to set something up with her, or if your child (or you!) wants to join a class, send her an email with your contact info and she’ll work something out with you!

WEEKLY CLASSES

Kids 6-12, teens, or adults will enjoy a one hour class each week. Class size is limited to four students to allow sufficient instructor attention. Students will purchase a $35 pattern package which contains roughly 10 projects. One pattern package will last each student about 9-10 months. Once they complete that package they are ready to move to the next level. Teens and adults have their own specialized pattern packages.

CAMPS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

This is a great way to jump start you or your child’s sewing skills. Camps are fun! Most camps consist of two half days of creating, learning, and laughing. They also allow for a larger class size. At the end of the camp, you may go home with something to wear, a backpack, or even a matching outfit for an American Girl Doll and you!

CONTACT:

Sherri Smith

sewintime@hotmail.com

Prescott Valley

 

 

*You can sign your kids up for the library’s SRP online. Just go here.