Spring A LA CARTE Classes
Spring A LA CARTE Classes are now open for registration!
Art & Music Around the World – Students will explore the wide variety of art and music found around our amazing world!
Cooking: Eat Your Way Around the World – Looking for a fun way to get the kids into the kitchen? Join us each Thursday night to cook up something for dinner while you learn a little about the country that made the recipe famous! Get out the sombrero for your Mexican fiesta! Chinese egg rolls! Corn pancakes from Venezuela! Fried plantains form Nigeria! All this and more is yours on this whirlwind tour of over thirty countries in this unique international cooking class. Open your eyes and taste buds and have great fun on this edible adventure.
Evidence Based Writing (EBW) – Junior High and High School Students will explore different types of writing (expository, narrative and persuasive) through evidence-based writing (EBW). 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: short stories, essays, plays and poetry. Students will learn how to annotate while reading and to organize when writing for literature. In addition, students will keep a writing portfolio.
Fabulous Fridays –
Math A – This 45 minute Math class will be based off of MCP Mathematics (Levels A-C) Reinforcing basic math skills, extensive practice will help students learn and retain new concepts while preparing a wide range of ability levels for success on standardized tests. Level A-C covers basic facts through 18, time and money, addition and subtraction of three-digit numbers, geometry and fractions, measurement, and multiplication and division through five. Families may purchase the student and/or teacher manual for additional practice at home.
Math B – This 45 minute Math class will be based off of MCP Mathematics (Levels C-E) Reinforcing basic math skills, extensive practice will help students learn and retain new concepts while preparing a wide range of ability levels for success on standardized tests. Reinforcing basic math skills, extensive practice will help students learn and retain new concepts while preparing a wide range of ability levels for success on standardized tests. Levels C-E cover addition and subtraction, place value, multiplication, dividing by 1-digit and whole numbers, measurement, multiplying whole numbers, using geometric figures, fractions, decimals, graphing, and probability. Families may purchase the student and/or teacher manual for additional practice at home.
Math C – This 45 minute Math class will be based off of MCP Mathematics (Level F) Reinforcing basic math skills, extensive practice will help students learn and retain new concepts while preparing a wide range of ability levels for success on standardized tests. Reinforcing basic math skills, extensive practice will help students learn and retain new concepts while preparing a wide range of ability levels for success on standardized tests. Levels F covers adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, decimals, and fractions; number theory and fractions; measurement; perimeter, area, and volume; ratio and percent; geometry; graphs and probability; integers, and equations. Families may purchase the student and/or teacher manual for additional practice at home.
Lego Club- Lego is a line of plastic construction toys that are manufactured by The Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The name ‘LEGO’ is an abbreviation of the two Danish words “leg godt”, meaning “play well.” Learning through play supports the development of early literacy and numeracy skills in an integrated approach, while also cultivating children’s social, emotional, physical, and creative skills. Lego Masters will be a play-based approach in which students engage in a variety of creative tasks and building experiences. Classes will be held through a hybrid format. Students may choose to participate via Zoom or come to build in person with friends. Students at home will need to have access to their own set of legos and space to build during the class period. Students at ACES will have access to basic bricks in assorted colors, but they may bring
Minecraft Club – Minecraft is an immersive 3D simulation game. It’s a massive virtual world made up of blocks. The object of the game is to ‘Mine’ for resources and ‘Craft’ those resources into new creations. Players can simply survive in the world by building homes and harvesting food or enter creative mode and build to their heart’s content. Minecraft is whatever players make of it. Social Minecraft building teaches you to work as a team, develop good digital citizenry skills, 3D design and logic skills. In this class, students will build together in a common virtual world and communicate via Zoom learning together with their instructor as they take on new challenges each class.
These challenges (both solo and team oriented) will foster creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, communication, and most of all fun! The Minecraft Club will use Minecraft Bedrock Edition (previously known as the Windows 10 version) and will allow students to connect to our class server from a PC, console, or i-pad. Each student will need their own licensed copy of Minecraft Bedrock Edition (https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/get-minecraft) and a Minecraft account/username setup before classes begin.
Pirate Treasure Hunt Mystery – The adventure begins with a letter from half-way around the world, a strange key and a note from a pirate from long ago. The characters in the mystery send clues each week to help students find the long-lost treasure. There are ciphers to crack, puzzles to solve and double-crossing pirates with schemes of their own.
Seven Wonders of the Ancient & Modern World – Students will enjoy learning about history, cultures, art, and architecture in combination with traditional math and literacy activities. These learning experiences are a great way to foster global understanding, creativity, and curiosity amongst students. Be amazed at the “wonder” of learning together!!!!!
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient Wonders include: The Great Pyramid of Giza, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, The Colossus of Rhodes, The Lighthouse of Alexandria, and The Ishtar Gate!
The Seven Wonders of the Modern World now comprise: the Great Wall of China, Jordan’s ancient rock city Petra, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, the hilltop city of Machu Picchu in Peru, Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid, the Colosseum in Rome and India’s Taj Mahal.
Spring Domestic Arts –
- Winter Birds Felting Class
- Starting Seeds: Winter Sowing
- Warm & Hearty Irish Stew
- Up-cycled Wind Chimes
- Bird’s Nest Cookies
- Sparkling Sun Catchers
- Tasty Springtime ‘Dirt’ Cups
- Thumbprint Painted Flower Pots
- Springtime Seed Bombs
- Tissue Paper Flowers
- Pressed Flower Pinch Pots
Spring Investigations –
- Let’s Investigate Icicles
- Let’s Investigate Wind
- Let’s Investigate Clouds
- Let’s Investigate Lightning
- Let’s Investigate Rainbows
- Let’s Investigate Bees
- Let’s Investigate Butterflies
- Let’s Investigate Soil
- Let’s Investigate Earthworms
- Let’s Investigate Ladybugs
- Let’s Investigate Seeds
- Let’s Investigate Flowers
Teen Readers Book Club – In this six week class we’ll be diving into reading comprehension and character analysis! Each week we’ll be working through exciting literature as we explore what the author is trying to teach us through the characters. By discussing as a group and sharing personal perspectives of each story, we’ll be learning more about reading, writing and the world around us!
World Dance – Each week, dancers will experience music, dance and learn about cultures and countries around the world. FREE to families who are registered for one or more ACES’ Annual Homeschool Group.
World Roots: Student Genealogy Project – Your students will love this project based learning assignment as they dig into their family history! This student based research project allows students to investigate their family history using primary and secondary sources on Ancestry, Newspapers, Fold3, and Find A Grave made possible by a FREE grant.