January 31, 2016

Classes

Lexington Independent Homeschool is excited to announce our NEW LOCATION

We will be meeting at:

Bedford Acres Christian Church at 5414 Lexington Road Paris, KY 40361.

Please see Calendar below or on the Calendar page for important dates such as Registration, Potlucks and Classes

Please note: We are asking for make up classes due to illness/missed days/weather NOT to be scheduled during our potluck/party times. Please see board member if you have any questions.

 

 Fall 2019 Classes

1st Hour

9:30- 10:30

 

Nursery/Free Play

Ages: Under 5

Cost: See Description

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Heather Smith

Description: Join us for free play downstairs in the under 5 play area and nursery. No charge for hanging out. A suggested $5 donation for a drop in/ drop off situation.

Room: 5 and under play area/nursery

 

Gymnastics

Cost $120

Ages 5+

Minimum: 5

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Kelly Geoghegan

Must have a minimum of 10 kids for class to be held.

Kelly Geoghegan has been teaching gymnastics for over 20 years. Her classes include tumbling, small bar/ balance beams and spring board.  Students will benefit from the strength. flexibility and creativity this class offers. Ages 5 and up-   Beginners -advance.

 Room: MAC Room

 

Youth Strength & Conditioning

Ages: 6+

Cost: $85

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Adam Gomez

Description: Less chance of injuries – Gains in muscular strength & endurance – Increase flexibilibilty – Increase cardio-respiratory endurance – Enhance the motor fitness skills and sports performance of children Emotional Benefits – Improve self-esteem and self-confidence – Better ability to deal with stress – Can help improve the psycho social well-being of children

Room:

 

Sewing

Ages 8+

Cost: See Below

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: 6

Teacher: Rachel Wade Harper

Beginner $70, plus supplies:

Students will begin with the basics of hand sewing progressing through projects at their own pace. Many beginners will be ready to begin machine sewing at the end of their first semester. Some students will need to spend more or less time at the beginner level before moving on to machine sewing.

Intermediate $65, plus supplies:

Intermediate students will learn the ins and outs of their machine through a series of projects. The project instructions will be provided throught the class. Intermediate students must be competent with the with the beginner skills. Many students will stay at the Intermediate level for several semesters. Students at the Intermediate level  may just be starting out with a machine, be able to do projects independently, be beginning the process of learning to follow patterns, or following patterns independently. All will progress at their own pace.

Advanced/Independent study $50, plus supplies:

Advanced students will be able to complete  all the requirements of beginner and intermediate levels independently. They will be learning and experimenting with advanced pattern and sewing techniques. Students will work relatively independently and use the teacher as a resource person. Many of the tools required for the advanced techniques will be provided for use in the class. Students can then decide if they would like to purchase tools themselves.

Room: All Sewing classes in L10

 

Painting

Ages: 8-12

Cost: $60 + $15 for supplies

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Jerielle Hanlon

Description: Exercises to improve your creativity and skills. Emphasis on basic techniques and experimentation with materials. Returning and New students welcome! Everyone works at their own skill level and learns together!

Room: L12

 

Ultimate Frisbee

Ages: 10+

Cost: $35

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Caden Mallot

Description: Learn to play Ultimate Frisbee! Come join us as we stay active, play Frisbee games and learn fundamentals such as: throwing, catching, cutting, defending and the spirit of the game! Each student will receive their own disc.

Room: TBA

 

Growth Mindset

Ages: 9-12

Cost: $85 (book provided) $60 (you provide book)

Minimum: 6

Maximum: No MAX

Teacher: Kara Shepherd & Lynnette Mallot

Description: In this class we will help kids discover their brain’s ability to learn and grow. We’ll cover creativity, problem-solving, resilience, learning from mistakes, trying new things, goal-setting, overcoming challenges, managing emotions, mindfulness, and gratitude.

We will be using the Big Life Journal 1st Edition as the base for this class. Some of you may already own this! If not, you can purchase the physical copy, or download the PDF and print it. Either will work for the class.

Please let us know if you will be purchasing it, or if you would like us to provide it so that we have time to get it ordered.

Big Life Journal – 1st Edition (ages 7-10)

Room: TBA

 

2nd Hour

10:30-11:30

 

Outdoor Play

Ages: 4-6

Cost: $15

Minimum: NO MIN

Maximum: NO MAX

Teacher: Beth Barkley

Description: A great time for your little to have some free play while you have some free time! Outdoor play when weather is permitting and indoor games and fun if weather is inclement. Parents are welcome to hang out and join in on the fun as well!

**If you would be available to help with potty breaks and water breaks for this class please let Beth know!**

Room: TBA

 

Gymnastics

Ages: 5+

Cost: $120

Minimum: 5

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Kelly Geoghegan

Kelly Geoghegan has been teaching gymnastics for over 20 years. Her classes include tumbling, small bar/ balance beams and spring board.  Students will benefit from the strength. flexibility and creativity this class offers. Ages 5 and up-   Beginners -advance.

Room: MAC Room

MMA

Ages:5-13

Cost: $85 (sibling discounts)

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Adam Gomez- Georgetown MMA

This class will include boxing, kickboxing, self-defense, and submission grappling. It will help improve balance, coordination, strength, and overall conditioning for kids ages 5-13. For more information or questions, please contact me at 702-336-0461.

My name is Adam Gomez and I am the owner and coach of Georgetown Mixed Martial Arts and Bourbon County Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I have lived in Kentucky for 11 years. I previously lived in Las Vegas and California. I have been involved with Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 19 years

Room: KP room

Sewing

Ages: 8+

Cost $See Below

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: 6

Teacher: Rachel Wade Harper

Beginner $70, plus supplies:

Students will begin with the basics of hand sewing progressing through projects at their own pace. Many beginners will be ready to begin machine sewing at the end of their first semester. Some students will need to spend more or less time at the beginner level before moving on to machine sewing.

Intermediate $65, plus supplies:

Intermediate students will learn the ins and outs of their machine through a series of projects. The project instructions will be provided throught the class. Intermediate students must be competent with the with the beginner skills. Many students will stay at the Intermediate level for several semesters. Students at the Intermediate level  may just be starting out with a machine, be able to do projects independently, be beginning the process of learning to follow patterns, or following patterns independently. All will progress at their own pace.

Advanced/Independent study $50, plus supplies:

Advanced students will be able to complete  all the requirements of beginner and intermediate levels independently. They will be learning and experimenting with advanced pattern and sewing techniques. Students will work relatively independently and use the teacher as a resource person. Many of the tools required for the advanced techniques will be provided for use in the class. Students can then decide if they would like to purchase tools themselves.

Room: All Sewing classes in L10

 

Drawing

Ages: 8-12

Cost: $60

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Jerielle Hanlon

Description: Assignments and refinements. Students will choose what they want to work on and spend more of their own time completing more advanced works with professional materials. Class critiques and exhibition.  Returning and New students welcome! Everyone works at their own skill level and learns together!

Room: L12

Drama

Ages: 9+

Cost: $60

Minimum: 10

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Mya Wade-Harber

Teacher Assistant: Crystal Shepherd

Description: Theatre is a great way for kids to build confidence and community while having fun! This class is a full year class, the first semester will be filled with acting games, team building activities and important acting skills. We will also get to study what it takes to be part of crew and even how to help with sets, props, and costumes. The second semester we will dive deep into practicing for the play, which will be announced mid-fall semester. The play will be put on at the end of the spring semester. We will have two performances, one that will be open to the public! Please come join us as we explore drama!

Mya Wade-Harper is a college freshman who has taught at LIH before and is glad to be back. She has a passion for sharing her love of theatre with children and teens. She looks forward to this year at LIH

Room: TBA

Story of Science

Ages: 12+

Cost: $80

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Julie Lindemuth

Description: This fall we will walk through history and learn science along with ancient scientists. We’ll recreate famous science experiments, learn how ancient scientists used numbers in their exploration of the world and create several hands-on projects. We’ll explore measurement with shadows, tidal times, squaring the circle, Pythagoras, Platonic solids, Eratosthenes, Archimedes Claw and his density experiment, map making, Fibonacci numbers and where they are found in nature including pineapples and flowers.

This class is based on Joy Hakim’s Story of Science Aristotle Leads the Way and the corresponding student quest book by John Hopkins University.

Julie Lindemuth has four children and has homeschooled them throughout. The oldest two are now in college and the two at home are 16 and12. She brings her love of math and science to the classroom to share with students. She recieved a chemical engineering degree and then went on to medical school-specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics.

Room: TBA

Arthropods

Ages: 7-10

Cost: $55

Minimum: 6

Maximum: No MAX

Teacher: Lynnette and Steven Malott

Description: Come and explore the fascinating world of insects, spiders, and crustaceans. We’ll learn about mosquitoes, fireflies, termites, silkworms, bees, wasps, butterflies, ants, arachnids, crustaceans and learn about insect defenses!

Room: TBA

Lunch: 11:30 – 12:00

Free Time/Recess: 12:00-12:30

 

3rd Hour

12:30-1:30

 

Preschool Ballet/Tap

Ages: 3-6

Cost: $ 100

Minimum: NO MIN

Maximum: NO MAX

Teacher: Melanie Jo Biggs

Description: Get ready for a fun hour of dance with Miss Melanie and her assistant Miss Lauren – 40 minutes of ballet and 20 minutes of tap including terms and movement, stretching and learn many short fun dances. We will learn the importance of following directions, waiting our turn, team work and encouraging our friends. We will also incorporate dance, shapes, colors, letters, numbers and more. Students will get to bring special items from home to use in class and I will also bring props for them to use as well. We will have a performance at the end of the semester in December that will include both ballet and tap.

Items needed for this class: We will use these for classes and for our final performance, I will also provide special props and costume pieces for the final performance.

Ballet Shoes – any color

Tap Shoes – any color

Optional for class but will need for performance:

Black Leotard and pink ballet tights (for girl)

Black leggings or short and a white or grey t-shirt (for boy)

*ballet and tap shoes, leotards, tights and/or t-shirts can all be purchased on Amazon, Target, Walmart, DanceBiz in Lexington and there are always used items at Rekid. Please let me know if you need help!

Melanie danced through most of her childhood, teen and young adult years. She has also taught dance to children and youth of all ages for many years. Lauren is Melanie’s daughter -10 years old- and has been dancing for 7 years.

Room: TBA

Cradle to Crayons

Ages: Pre K

Cost: $ 45

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: ~6

Teacher: Karmelea Perraut

Description:

HELLO EVERYONE !!! My name is Karmee Perraut I am 47 years old and married my best friend 3 years ago. I have three grown children and am enjoying the pleasure of assisting to raise my 11 year old step daughter. I have been in the medical field for almost 20 years during that time I worked 13 years for the state and was privileged to do a brain development program for children for almost 5 years. The program was an amazing asset for parents and children it covered social and emotional development as well as early brain development. I would love to work with your children using that knowledge as well as a fun twist to learning. I hope to reinforce your techniques you are providing during homeschooling and add some fun. We will be working on

ABC’S

SAYING NUMBERS,

RECOGNIZING NUMBERS

COLORS

USING PENCILS,CRAYONS,MARKERS,PAINT BRUSHES

SOCIALIZING WITH CHILDREN , PLAYING NICE, SHARING

And hopefully many other useful preschool appropriate learning skills. So come bring the little ones for some fun while learning I am super excited to be able to work with your little ones let’s make learning fun.

Room:TBA

 

Building Good Character

Ages: 6-8

Cost: $55

Minimum: 4

Maximum: 10

Teacher: Susie Presley

Description: This class will be an effort to help children understand, value and develop good character, strong relationships and a positive attitude. I plan to use story time, object lessons, games, memory work and remembering manners to instill good choices. My desire is to help children become strong and compassionate individuals, who value themselves and others.

 

Room: TBA

 

Robotics

Ages: 9+

Cost: $105

Minimum: 8

Maximum: 12

Teacher: Kelli Gowan

Description: This class will learn how to build and program LEGO Mindstorm EV3 and NXT robots.  The class will begin with basic building and students will work in small groups to build a robot from instructions that they will tweak over the course to meet their needs.  They will learn to program the robot, including the use of sensors so the bot can respond to its environment.  They will build missions out of LEGOs for the bot to solve.

This is a great introduction to robotics for students of all abilities.

This class will also be appropriate for intermediate and advanced students and we will work with kids at varying levels on increasingly complicated missions.

Room: TBA

Drawing

Ages: 12+

Cost: $60

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Jerielle Hanlon

Description:Exercises to improve your creativity and skills. Emphasis on basic techniques and experimentation with materials. Returning and New students welcome! Everyone works at their own skill level and learns together!

Room: L12

 

Sewing

Cost $See Below

Ages: 8+

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: 6

Teacher: Rachel Wade Harper

Beginner $70, plus supplies:

Students will begin with the basics of hand sewing progressing through projects at their own pace. Many beginners will be ready to begin machine sewing at the end of their first semester. Some students will need to spend more or less time at the beginner level before moving on to machine sewing.

Intermediate $65, plus supplies:

Intermediate students will learn the ins and outs of their machine through a series of projects. The project instructions will be provided throught the class. Intermediate students must be competent with the with the beginner skills. Many students will stay at the Intermediate level for several semesters. Students at the Intermediate level  may just be starting out with a machine, be able to do projects independently, be beginning the process of learning to follow patterns, or following patterns independently. All will progress at their own pace.

Advanced/Independent study $50, plus supplies:

Advanced students will be able to complete  all the requirements of beginner and intermediate levels independently. They will be learning and experimenting with advanced pattern and sewing techniques. Students will work relatively independently and use the teacher as a resource person. Many of the tools required for the advanced techniques will be provided for use in the class. Students can then decide if they would like to purchase tools themselves.

Room: All Sewing classes in L10

 

Guitar

Ages: 11+ (younger students will need teacher approval)

Cost: $100

Minimum: 4

Maximum: N/A

Teacher: Mr. Brent Larimore from Music with Brent

Description TBA

Room: L14

 

Book Club

Ages: 14+

Cost: $60

Minimum: No MIN

Maximum: 10

Teacher: Kara Shepherd

Description: In this class we will be exploring three books, with an optional fourth over winter break, every four weeks. Using Julie Bogart’s Brave Writer Boomerang curriculum as our spine we will explore literary elements, practice dictation, have a fun writing project and end each book with a themed celebration. All of these books are available on audio as well.

The books we will read in order:

The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

The House on Mango Street,  by Sandra Cisneros

Julie of the Wolves, By Jean Craighead George

Optional: The Book Thief, by Markus Zuzak

Room: TBA

 

Wood Working

Ages: 10+

Cost: $130 (Teacher supplies materials)/$100 (you provide materials)

Minimum: 6

Maximum: 12

Teacher: Steven Malott

Description: Beginner Woodworking class. Kids will learn about safety in woodworking. They will be taught building skills that they can take with them into life. Proper measuring, marking and sawing techniques will also be taught. Each child will build their own tool box, birdhouse and a stool. We will also be building a new picnic bench for the host’s playground as the last project for the semester.

Materials list per child:

  1. Safety glasses
  2. Apron
  3. Hammer
  4. Tape Measure (minimum 9ft)
  5. Carpenters Speed Square
  6. Handsaw (the handsaw must be sharp and not old and dull. Dullness= dangerous)

Room: TBA

 

Break: 1:30 – 1:40

 

4th Hour

1:40 – 2:40

 

Science For Littles

Ages: 3-6

Cost:$ 60

Minimum: No MIN

Maximum: 9

Teacher: Heather Smith

Description: Join us for a fun exploration of the world of science again!  The class will be split into two thirty minute segments featuring different science activities and explorations designed to keep the attention of this easily sidetracked age group.  We will engage in experiments, animal and nature investigation, creative thinking and group problem solving.  This is similar to the class I taught last semester, but with different subjects and activities.

Room: TBA

 

Crafty Critters

Ages: 5-8

Cost: $ 65

Minimum: 4

Maximum: 12

Teacher: Jennifer Holder/Anna Holder

Description: This class will include books, crafts, songs and interactive activities around a nature-based theme each week. Come learn with us as we use our eyes, ears and hands to facilitate holistic learning.

Jennifer and her daughter, Anna, will be co-teaching this class. We love to explore, learn and create together! I have a background in education, a love for this age group and a value for integrating subjects to promote “enchanted learning”. Anna is thrilled to be helping me teach this semester!

Room: TBA

Meteorology Part 1

Ages: 7-10

Cost: $65

Minimum: 6

Maximum: No MAX

Teacher: Lynnette Malott

Description: In this class we’ll use hands on experiments and activities to explore weather and atmosphere! We will learn about what weather is and how we measure it. We’ll also cover topics like wind, air temperature and pressure, the Earth’s atmosphere and the seasons.

Room: TBA

Painting

Ages: 12+

Cost: $65 + $15 supply fee

Teacher: Jerielle Hanlon

Description: Exercises to improve your creativity and skills. Emphasis on basic techniques and experimentation with materials. Returning and New students welcome! Everyone works at their own skill level and learns together!

Room: L12

 

Sewing

Cost $See Below

Ages: 8+

Minimum: N/A

Maximum: 6

Teacher: Rachel Wade Harper

Beginner $70, plus supplies:

Students will begin with the basics of hand sewing progressing through projects at their own pace. Many beginners will be ready to begin machine sewing at the end of their first semester. Some students will need to spend more or less time at the beginner level before moving on to machine sewing.

Intermediate $65, plus supplies:

Intermediate students will learn the ins and outs of their machine through a series of projects. The project instructions will be provided throught the class. Intermediate students must be competent with the with the beginner skills. Many students will stay at the Intermediate level for several semesters. Students at the Intermediate level  may just be starting out with a machine, be able to do projects independently, be beginning the process of learning to follow patterns, or following patterns independently. All will progress at their own pace.

Advanced/Independent study $50, plus supplies:

Advanced students will be able to complete  all the requirements of beginner and intermediate levels independently. They will be learning and experimenting with advanced pattern and sewing techniques. Students will work relatively independently and use the teacher as a resource person. Many of the tools required for the advanced techniques will be provided for use in the class. Students can then decide if they would like to purchase tools themselves.

Room: All Sewing classes in L10

 

Book Club

Ages: 8-13

Cost: $60

Minimum: No MIN

Maximum: 10

Teacher: Kara Shepherd

Description: In this class we will be exploring three books, one every four weeks. Using Julie Bogart’s Brave Writer Arrow curriculum as our spine, we will explore literary elements, practice dictation, have a fun writing project and end each book with a themed celebration. All of these books are also available on audio.

The book we will read in order:

Because of Winn Dixie, by Kate Dicamillo

The Green Ember,  by S.D. Smith

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, by Karina Yan Glaser

Room: TBA

 

Historic Dance*******CANCELLED*******

Ages: 10+ (ADULTS WELCOME!)

Cost:$ 60

Minimum: 10

Maximum: NO MAX

Teacher: Susie Presley

Description: Would you like to learn to dance like Daniel Boone, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Paul Sawyer, George Washington, Abe Lincoln, or even your great-grandparents? Join us as we learn these fun, interactive dances that have been passed down for generations. This class will offer historical context, social interaction (for girls AND boys alike), exposure to rhythm and improved balance and coordination.

Adults will be $40 once the minimum of 8 students is met.

Room : TBA

 

World Religions

Ages: 13+ (Adults Welcome!)

Cost: $ 50

Minimum: No MIN

Maximum: 10

Teacher: Lee Shepherd

Description: Book: “The World’s Religions” by Huston Smith

https://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Religions-Plus-Huston-Smith/dp/0061660183/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+worlds+religions+huston+smith&qid=1563898132&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Comprehensive survey of world religions focusing on history, geographical locations, practices, cultural significance and fun.

Religions covered but not limited to:

Buddhism

Christianity

Confuscianism

Hinduism

Islam

Judaism

Taoism

Room:TBA

 

Arts and Crafts for fun

Ages: 9+

Cost: $ 50

Minimum: NO MIN

Maximum: 12

Teacher: Lori Anne Stuart

Description: Come join in on the fun as we try out different art processes and mediums.

Room: TBA

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