Fall 2020 A La Carte Classes

Looking to add a class or two to your homeschool curriculum?  ACES Education is offering a variety of classes for the 2020-2021 school year:

Monday 12:30-1:30: Hands-On Math (ages 5-8) $180/Fall Semester
Monday 1:30-2:30: Developing Readers Session 1 *Daytime*(ages 5-9) $150/Session 1
Monday 1:30-2:30: Developing Readers Session 2 *Daytime*(ages 5-9) $150/Session 1
Monday 2:30-3:30: Developing Writers Session 1 *Daytime*(ages 5-9) $150/Session 2
Monday 2:30-3:30: Developing Writers Session 2 *Daytime*(ages 5-9) $150/Session 2
Tuesday 2-2:30 Games and Puzzles Club (ages 7-12) $70/Fall Semester
Tuesday 2:30-3 Beginning Elementary Spanish (ages 6-10) $100/Fall Semester
Tuesday 3-4: American Sign Language (ages 8 and up) $150/10 Week Session
Wednesday 2-2:30 Intermediate Elementary Spanish (ages 9-12) $100/Fall Semester
Wednesday 2:30-3:30 Learning with State Quarters (ages 7-12) $180/Fall Semester
2nd Thursday 2-3:30 Lego Builders (ages 7-14) $70/Fall Semester
Friday 9-10 Elections (ages 8-14) $180/Fall Semester
Friday 10-11 Water, Water Everywhere (ages 8-14) $180/Fall Semester
Friday (9/11, 10/2, 10/30, 11/20) 11-12 American Artists (ages 5-10) $50/Fall Semester
Friday (9/18, 10/9, 11/6, 12/4) 11-12 American Musicians (ages 5-10) $50/Fall Semester
Friday (9/25, 10/23, 11/13, 12/11) 11-12 American Inventors (ages 5-10) $50/Fall Semester
Friday 12-1 High School English and Writing (ages 13 and up) $250/Fall Semester
Friday 1-2 Beginning Elementary French (ages 6-10) $180/Fall Semester
Friday 2-3 Eat Your Way Across the USA (ages 7-14) $200/Fall Semester
3rd Thursday 2-3:30 ACES 4H Squad (available to registered full day students only)

Please see our detailed course offerings below.

All students registered in one of the Monday-Thursday ACES Homeschool Groups receive a 10% discount on ALL A La Carte classes.

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Hands On 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, hands-on activities, games and math art projects.

Day/Time:  Mondays  12:30-1:30 (9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14)

Ages:  5-8 years old

Cost: $180 (12 weeks)

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

Instructor:  Krissie Brown

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ACES 4H Squad

The ACES 4H Squad is open to all students registered in a full or half day ACES Homeschool group for the 2020-2021 school year.

Day/Time:  THIRD Thursdays 2:00-3:30 (October-April)

Ages:  8-18 years old

Cost: 4H Family Membership required (approximately $25 annually)

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

Instructor:  Debbie Wolski

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Learning With State Quarters

Kids are natural born "collectors." Collecting can help build social and emotional skills.  Most students are familiar with the US Treasury's State Quarters program. Released between 1999-2008,  this program will help students to learn about coins, value, history, geography, citizenship and more!

Day/Time:  Wednesdays  2:30-3:30 (9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16)

Ages:  7-13 years old

Cost: $180 (12 weeks)

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

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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Games and Puzzle Club

Our Games and Puzzle Club challenges students to think, problem solve, and strategize. Start off with one weekly brain teaser and puzzle, then stay for free play!

Day/Time:  Tuesdays  2:30-3:30 (9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15)

Ages:  7-12 years old

Cost: $70 (12 weeks)

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

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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Beginner Elementary Spanish

Beginner 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:  Tuesdays  2:00-2:30 (9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8)

Ages:  7-10 years old

Cost: $100 (12 weeks)

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

Instructor:  Heather Scott

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Intermediate Elementary Spanish

Intermediate Elementary Spanish will build upon students prior knowledge of Spanish language and culture. Students should have completed Beginning Elementary Spanish or equivalent coursework prior to this class. 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 (9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9)

Ages:  9-12 years old

Cost: $100 (12 weeks)

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

Instructor:  Heather Scott

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Lego Builders Club

Our LEGO Builders Club challenges students to craft, create, and construct. Start off with one of our leveled challenge cards and stay for free play!

Day/Time:  2nd Thursdays  2:00-3:30 (9/10, 10/8, 11/12, 12/10)

Ages:  7-14 years old

Cost: $70 Fall (Sept-Dec)

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

Instructor:  Pat Marcoux

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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.  LIMITED to only SIX students.

Day/Time:  Session 1-Mondays (9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26)  1:30pm-2:30pm

Session 2-Mondays (11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14)  1:30pm-2:30pm

Ages:  5-10 years old

Cost: $150 (6 weeks)

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

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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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. LIMITED to only SIX students.

Day/Time:  Session 1-Mondays (9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 10/26)  2:30pm-3:30pm

Session 2-Mondays (11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14)  2:30pm-3:30pm

Ages:  5-10 years old

Cost: $150 (6 weeks)

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

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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Elections and the Voting Process

Do you know the history of voting and elections? Have you heard of the Green Party? Republicans? Democrats?  What exactly is the electoral college and how does it work?  Students will learn all of this and more in this fascinating class about the government process of voting and elections.  Information will be taught through a variety of hands-on, cooperative learning experiences and multimedia resources.

Day/Time:  Fridays (9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11) 9:00-10:00

Ages:  8-14 years old

Cost: $180  (12 weeks)

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

Instructor:  Alette Anderson

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Water, Water Everywhere

Join us for a journey through the water cycle.  Discover the process to providing clean water for a community and the importance of keeping our water sources clean and intact. Learn how necessary water is to our planet through experiments, demonstrations and discussions.

Day/Time:  Fridays (9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11) 10:00-11:00

Ages:  8-14 years old

Cost:  $180 (12 weeks)

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

Instructor:  Alette Anderson

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High School Writing and Literature

High School Students will explore different types of writing found in Writeshop I and II. 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. 

Day/Time:  Fridays (9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11) 12:00-1:00

Ages:  13+ up (high school level course)

Cost:  $250 Spring (Sept-Dec)

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

Instructor:  Angela Flaherty

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Eat Your Way Through the USA-Part 1

Every state in this great country has its own culinary specialties. Now you can taste your way across the country without leaving your own dining room table! Each state has its unique geographical features and agricultural products. These influence both the ingredients that go into a recipe and the way food is prepared. This unique U.S. Geography program will allow you to experience a different meal from 12 of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Day/Time:  Fridays (9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11) 2:00-3:00Ages:  7-14 years old

Cost:  $200 (12 weeks)

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

Instructors:  Jane Marcoux and Kathy Marcoux

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American Artists!

Using Great American Artist for Kids along with additional literature selections, students will learn about the life of nine artists (one per month) and his or her style/technique.

Day/Time:  FOUR Fridays (9/11, 10/2, 10/30, 11/20):  11:00-12:00

Ages:  5-10

Cost:  $50 Fall (Sept-Dec)

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

Instructor:  Julie Elzerman

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American Inventors!

From Thomas Edison to Alexander Graham Bell to Benjamin Franklin to Henry Ford to the Wright Brothers, our country has been built upon a foundation of innovation. Learn more about the inventors that went down in history for their vision, dedication and perseverance in this celebration of American ingenuity.

Day/Time:  FOUR Fridays (9/25, 10/23, 11/13, 12/11):  11:00-12:00

Ages:  5-10

Cost:  $50 Fall (Sept-Dec)

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

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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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 Dates TBA

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

Ages: 8 and up

Cost: $150 (10 weeks)

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

Instructor: Vanessa Baier

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American Folk Music

Do you have a favorite type of music? This traditional style of American music has been passed down from one musician to the next throughout history.  Students will learn about nine traditional American folk songs, their history and style and the musicians who made these songs famous.

Day/Time:  FOUR Fridays (9/18, 10/9, 11/6, 12/4):  12:00-1:00

Ages:  5-10 years old

Cost:  $50 Fall (Sept-Dec)

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

Instructor:  Jane Marcoux

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Beginning French

French remains an official language in many international institutions, from the UN to the European Union to the Olympics Committee (founded by a Frenchman).The language is growing fast, and growing in the fastest-growing areas of the world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. The latest projection is that French will be spoken by 750 million people by 2050 (Forbes, 2014). Students will be introduced to this growing language through a variety of songs, games and activities for the beginning francophile.

Day/Time:  Fridays (9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4, 12/11) 1:00-2:00

Ages:  6-10 years old

Cost: $180 (12 weeks)

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

Instructor:  Angela Flaherty

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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

 

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