A La Carte Classes

Looking to add a class or two to your homeschool curriculum?  ACES Oswego is offering a variety of classes for the 2019-2020 school year!  Please see our course offerings below.

***10% discount off your total of any TWO or more classes!***

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Primary Math and Literature

Do you love books AND love math?  Stories bring new experiences to life. Books about math can increase engagement, build fluency with math concepts as well as build literacy skills.  Students will learn or enhance their knowledge of math through math stories, activities, games and math art projects.

Day/Time:  Tuesdays  12:30-1:30

Ages:  5-8 years old

Cost: $150 Fall (Sept-Dec)/$200 Spring (Jan-May); $30 materials fee

Location:  ACES Oswego (25 West Jefferson St., Oswego, IL)

Instructor:  Krissie Brown

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Elementary Spanish

Elementary Spanish will provide an opportunity for students to begin to explore Spanish language and culture. Each month, we will focus on a different topic. Students will be provided with an immersive experience, allowing them to hear and use foundational Spanish as they grow in comprehension. Outside of class time, students will have a list of words and phrases to practice orally to help facilitate their language learning. Occasionally, creative project will require a minimal time commitment outside of class.

Day/Time:  Wednesdays  2:00-2:30

Ages:  7-12 years old

Cost: $100 Fall (Sept-Dec)/$150 Spring (Jan-May); $30 materials fee

Location:  ACES Oswego (25 West Jefferson St., Oswego, IL)

Instructor:  Heather Scott

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Medieval History

The Middle Ages in Europe was the age of feudalism and manors, of lords, ladies, knights, serfs, and peasants. The government of Rome was replaced by thousands of small, regional feudal governments, where the local lord was in charge. Whether you lived on a manor or in a castle or in one of the growing towns, daily life in the Middle Ages was deeply religious and often violent.  Students will learn about this fascinating period in history through a variety of hands-on, cooperative learning experiences and multimedia resources.

Day/Time:  Fridays 9:00-10:00

Ages:  7-12 years old

Cost: $150 Fall  (Sept-Dec)/$200 Spring  (Jan-May); $30 materials fee

Location:  ACES Oswego (25 West Jefferson St., Oswego, IL)

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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Anatomy and Healthy Living

Join us for a journey through the human body! Students will find out how the body's organs work and learn about body systems like the digestive system and brain and nervous system. Students will participate in several interactive experiences, experiments and labs to discover how the human body systems work together and the necessary nutrition, exercise and hygiene needed to stay in tip-top shape!

Day/Time:  Fridays 10:00-11:00

Ages:  7-12 years old

Cost:  $150 Fall (Sept-Dec)/$200 Spring (Jan-May); $30 materials fee

Location:  ACES Oswego (25 West Jefferson St., Oswego, IL)

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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High School Writing and Literature

High School Students will explore different types of writing found in Writeshop II by Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar ( and some of Writeshop I will also be reviewed). The topics for these writings will come from the reading done in class or outside of class. Students will have the opportunity to read different genres:  fiction, non-fiction, short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Students will learn how to annotate while reading and to organize when writing for literature.

Students will keep a notebook for their writing journal. In addition, students will keep a writing portfolio in a binder. This portfolio is where they can keep drafts of their writings.

Day/Time:  Fridays 11:00-12:00

Ages:  13+ up (high school level course)

Cost:  $200 Fall (Sept-Dec)/$250 Spring (Jan-May); $30 materials fee (covers text book, notebooks, etc...)

Location:  ACES Oswego (25 West Jefferson St., Oswego, IL)

Instructor:  Angela Flaherty

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Music of the World

 

Day/Time:  FIRST Friday of each month:  12:00-1:00

Ages:  9-13 years old

Cost:  $40 Fall (Sept-Dec)/$50 Spring (Jan-May); $30 materials fee

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Amazing Artists!

Using Laurence Anholt's artist series, students will learn about the life of nine artists (one per month) and his or her style/technique.

(September)-Henri Matisse- the King of Color/ painting with scissors

(Oct)-Paul Cezanne- still life painting

(Nov) Van Gogh- painter of sunflowers, starry night impressionist

(Dec)-Edgar Degas- dancers, Impressionism

(Jan)-Jackson Pollock- splatter art. abstract expressionism

(Feb) Frida Kahli- Mexican culture and symbolism used

(March) Mary Cassatt-exploring color harmonies and hats!

(April) Claude Monet- Impressionism and water lilies

(May) Leonardo da Vinci- artist, inventor, genius, renaissance

Day/Time:  SECOND Friday of each month:  12:00-1:00

Ages:  5-10

Cost:  $40 Fall (Sept-Dec)/$50 Spring (Jan-May); $30 materials fee

Location:  ACES Oswego (25 West Jefferson St., Oswego, IL)

Instructor:  Julie Elzerman

 

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Awesome Authors

An author study is a unit lesson that gives students the opportunity to delve deeply into an author’s life and body of work. Whether individually, in small groups, or as a class, students can:

• Critically evaluate an author’s themes, characters, and writing style

• Make connections between the author’s life and work

• Make personal connections between their own experiences and those of the author and his/her characters

In addition to reading several works by an author, key components of an author study include discussion, research, and a final project.

Day/Time:  THIRD Friday of each month:  12:00-1:00

Ages:  5-10 years old

Cost:  $40 Fall (Sept-Dec)/$50 Spring (Jan-May); $30 materials fee

Location:  ACES Oswego (25 West Jefferson St., Oswego, IL)

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

 

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