Winter/Spring 2020 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!***

Contact us today with any questions!

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: $200 Spring (Jan-May)

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

Instructor:  Krissie Brown

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

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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: $150 Spring (Jan-May)

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

Instructor:  Heather Scott

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

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Developing Readers

The Developing Readers six-week program is designed to meet the needs of struggling readers. Teachers will assess current levels of performance in order to set meaningful goals and help build self-confidence. Using a multi-sensory approach, a variety of reading approaches, techniques and strategies, students will work on individual, small and whole group activities. Examples of high quality children's literature, will be shared and enjoyed.

Families who sign up for the partner course, "Developing Writers," will receive 10% off both classes.

Day/Time:  Mondays (1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 and 2/24) 12pm-1pm

Ages:  5-10 years old

Cost: Cost is $150 for the whole session

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

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

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Developing Writers

The Developing Writers six-week program is designed to meet the needs of struggling writers. Teachers will assess current levels of performance in order to set meaningful goals and help build self-confidence. Using a multi-sensory approach, a variety of writing styles, techniques and strategies, students will work on individual, small and whole group activities. Examples of high quality writing, from children's literature, will be shared and enjoyed.

Families who sign up for the partner course, "Developing Readers," will receive 10% off both classes.

Day/Time:  Mondays (1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10 and 2/24) 1pm-2pm

Ages:  5-10 years old

Cost: $150 for the whole session

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

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

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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:  8-14 years old

Cost: $200 Spring  (Jan-May)

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

Instructor:  Alette Anderson

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

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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:  8-14 years old

Cost:  $200 Spring (Jan-May)

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

Instructor:  Alette Anderson

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

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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:  $250 Spring (Jan-May); $30 materials fee (covers text book, notebooks, etc...)

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

Instructor:  Angela Flaherty

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

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Music of the World

Music is a universal tradition that exists in spectacular variety. Music Around the World immerses students in the music of foreign countries and cultures, exposing them to unique instruments and styles of play. Students will have the opportunity to learn about world genres, listen to special music, and engage in hands-on activities. We hope you will join us as we explore music around the world!

Year Long Class Meets on:  Day/Time:  FIRST Friday of each month:  12:00-1:00

6 Week Accelerated Program Meets on: Day/Time: 3/27, 4/3, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8 from 1pm-2pm

Ages:  9-14 years old

Cost:  $50 Spring (Year Long Program-Jan-May)

Cost: $75 6 week-Accelerated Program

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

Instructor:  Ethan Kararo

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

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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:  $50 Spring (Jan-May)

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

Instructor:  Julie Elzerman

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

 

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Sign Language Class

Class Description: American Sign Language-Did you know that sign language is the fourth most studied language in the United States? In this class we will learn our alphabet and vocabulary words in sign language as well as how to hold on conversations. Classes are designed to give every learner a true HANDS-ON Experience!

Class Length: 10 Sessions for 1 hour each day

Dates/Time: Tuesdays-3pm-4pm 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 **No Class on 2/4**

Class Size: Minimum of 5 students with a maximum of 15

Ages: 8 and up

Cost: $150 for all 10 sessions

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

Instructor: Vanessa Baier

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

 

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Coding and Robotics

Code Force Oswego is back again to provide STEAM learning opportunities.  A variety of programs (3D Printing, Makers Lab, Chemistry in Minecraft, Coding and Robotics and much more!) are available.  Please visit the Code Force website for more details or to sign up.

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

Instructor: Matt Livingston

 

Visit Code Force to register or for more information!

Author Study: JK Rowling

This A La Carte class will explore the life and books of JK Rowling, in particular her work on the Harry Potter series.

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:  $50 Spring (Jan-May)

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

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

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Play and Learn (2 Sessions Available)

An opportunity for our youngest students (ages 4 and 5) to play, learn and grow together through developmentally appropriate theme-based activities. We will read, sing/dance/move, create art, build, discover, play and encourage a love of learning together!

Day/Time:  Session 1 (1/7, 1/14, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25)

Session 2 (3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/31, 4/7, 4/21)

Program will run from 9am-11am

Ages:  4-6 years old

Cost: $90 for the entire 6 week session. There is no  material/registration fee.

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

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux/Heather Scott

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***An invoice will be sent for payment upon receipt of your questionnaire and registration--or pay online on the REGISTRATION page.***

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