Online Classes

Devine Schoolhouse is offering on-line classes to accommodate learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As soon as we are able to return to our campus we will do so, however, we will continue with our online classes as long as there is interest.  Please read the course description for complete details. 

Grade Level Key:

High school

middle

school

ms/hs

elementary

tk-1

Class time

Monday

9:00
Pre Algebra
M/F
$150
Algebra I
M/F
$150

tk-1

Monday only

$150

YEARBOOK
M/F
$150
10:00
Novel Study
M/F
$150
Speech
Monday only
$100

MS Science

Monday Only

$100

Story of

The world

Monday only

$100

11:00

MS Novel Study

M/F

$150

Music appreciation
Monday only
$100

Love That Book

Monday only

$100

Minecraft

Monday only

$100

1:00

IEW

Monday only

$100

Voice/Choir

Monday Only

$100

advanced Interest Elective

M/F

$150

creative expressions

Monday only

$100

Home Economics

M/F

$150

adulting 101
M/F
$150

Youngins

yoga

monday only

$100

Entrepreneurs

monday only

$100

2:00
3:00
Spanish I
M/F
$150

Hola Amigos

M/F

$150

Tacos y mas

M/F

$150

Geography of living things

Monday only

$100

Little Naturalist

Monday only

$100

A-G Science tutoring
$100

Astronomy

no live class

$100

Wednesday Learning Adventure

Myths and Legends
Wednesday only
grades 6-8
$200
1:00-2:30

myths and legends

Wednesday only

Grades 2-5

$200

10:30 - 12:00

Myths and Legends
Wednesday only
grades TK-1
$200
9:00 - 10:30

Friday

9:00
pre algebra
M/F
$150
Algebra I
M/F
$150

elementary drama

friday only

9-10:30

$150

YEARBOOK
M/F
$15
Novel Study
M/F
$150
human development
friday only
$100

Entrepreneurs

Friday  only

$100

10:00

MS Novel Study

M/F

$150

meet the orchestra

Friday only

$100

HS Drama

Friday only

11-12:30

11:00
1:00
US History
friday
$100

math exploration

friday only

$100

Home Economics

M/F

$150

2:00

MS story of inventions

Friday only

$150

Naturalist
friday
$100

craftmasters

friday only

$100

Hola Amigos

M/F

$150

Tacos y mas

M/F

$150

Spanish I
M/F
$150
3:00
history of science
friday only
$100
Algebra I

Students build on the foundational concepts presented in Grades K-8.  Algebraic thinking and symbolic reasoning play a critical role in algebra.  Since functions provide the foundation of Algebra I and Algebra II; this course uses a "function" approach as it provides the student opportunities to solve problems in real-life situations.  The study of functions, equations and their relationships is mental to all of mathematics.  Students perceive functions and perceive the connections between algebra and geometry and use the tools of one to help solve problems in the other.  Students use concrete, pictorial, dependent upon a graphing calculator, but it is used extensively throughout the year.

Instructor: M. Rogers

ISBN: Saxon Algebra I

Time: Monday/Friday 9:00 am -10:00 am

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

 

Adulting 101

This class is critical for young people ready to graduate into the real world.  The first semester consists of Personal Finance topics as covered in Dave Ramsey's Personal Finance by has Mrs. Devine's unique twist of preparing to "Move Out".  Answer the critical questions of how much does an apartment cost, what's in a lease, how much does setting up an apartment cost, renters insurance, and expected expenses.  How do you purchase a used car? Car insurance and common mistakes students make.  The second-semester deals with career choice, resume writing for a skills-based resume, jobs that do not require a four-year degree but pay as well, interviewing skills, and interview follow-up.  How to apply for the FASFA (October), how to apply at AVC and other universities, Rate My Professor, and scholarships for those attending college and those who wish to go to trade school.  Who are you?? Personality Plus and the 7-Habits of Highly Successful People (not the ten version - we are preparing to be adults) will be read with the workbook.  Mrs. Devine has been teaching this class for several years and has the real-life experience of teens in her family, some in college some not.  Nothing but the truth here!

Instructor: P. Devine

ISBN: Dave Ramsey Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Homeschool Students Text only

ISBN: 7-Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey Book: 9781451639612 Workbook: 9780743250979

Cost: $150 per session

Time: Monday/Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Advanced Middle School/Highschool Interest Elective

This class will center around four topics (one for each session) that may interest students:

Oceanography, Meteorology, Geology, and Horticulture.  Attend a 40-minute live session to introduce the week’s scientific concepts, watch a related video with activity instructions and then post the results of your activity on the class band before the next class for constructive feedback.  

Materials:  Paper, pencils, colored pencils, and access to a word processor.  Most of the additional supplies will be things such as soil, seeds, egg cartons, water, salt, food coloring and basic craft and kitchen supplies that are typically easy to find, a comprehensive list will be sent upon registration.  Please have supplies in advance of classes beginning.  For all sessions, students will need graph paper, sketch paper, pencils and colored pencils.

Instructor: R. Momney

ISBN: None

Cost: $100

Time: Monday 1:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Astronomy - Middle School/High School Online Only

Students will learn astronomy basics, inventions that related to navigation and the stars, and more about ancient mythologies (as relate to constellations and how different cultures viewed the stars).  Students will be expected to watch a video about a celestial body (such as a planet, constellation, the moon, or sun) or an astronomically related invention or myth weekly and then receive guidance about how to view that body in the sky, or complete an activity that will help them learn more about that celestial body.   

Things to know:

  • Regular access to a mobile device with the BAND and SkyVeiw apps downloaded a couple of times per week. 

  • There will be no live class offered, but comments on posts, submitted writing projects, and posted photos of projects, and activity in the class BAND APP chat will be expected as an ongoing portion of class.  Students should be prepared to track a celestial body nightly over time and keep records of their observations.   

  • Many homework observational activities will need to take place after dark. 

  • Some activities are observational, some will involve writing, and yet others will involve crafts, experiments or model building.  

Materials

Quite a large array of materials will be needed, so a comprehensive materials list or drop box option will be sent to you upon registration.  Drop box supplies can only be offered to those of you that register and pay before August 10th and live locally.

Instructor: R. Momney

ISBN: None

Time: Online Only - access the BAND app when it is convenient for you

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

 

Creative Expressions

In this elementary class, we are "traveling around the world"! Students will be given a "passport" that we will fill with information from various counties as we travel.  Each LP, we will visit a different country and learn about the geography, culture, and traditions of that country.  Students will learn what children their age enjoy doing in those countries.  We will make a craft pertaining to that country as well as taste a portion of food that originates from there.  Learning and fun go hand-in-=hand in this creative class!

Instructor: K.Rorrer

ISBN: None

Cost: $100 per session

Time:Monday 1:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

 

Craft Masters - Elementary

This elementary class is designed for students of a variety of ages and will provide instruction on everything from simple craft projects and beginner drawings to intermediate activities like a watercolor painting.  We will complete several projects throughout the school year, providing students an opportunity to grow their portfolio.

Instructor: K. Rorrer

ISBN: None

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Friday 2:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

 

Drama - Elementary

In this elementary class, we will meet live via Zoom where, "in the round"fashion, we will introduce and participate in various theatre experiences including games, puppet theatre, readers theatre, and character plays. Through these activities, students will develop self-awareness and imagination.

If/when we can, we'll begin meeting in person and work toward the presentation of our "mini-production" (see **NOTE** below). If circumstances don't p[ermit us to meet in person, this class will still allow students to lay the foundation for important life skills such as thinking independently, working collaboratively, and communicating openly with true emotion - while having tons of fun!

**NOTE** We are looking for elementary students who can commit to faithful attendance to this elective class in order to learn the basics of presentational and performance skills and prepare to present a "mini-stage production" second semester.  Faithful attendance to class is helpful both in teaching students the value (and responsibility)of being part of a team, as well as being key to a successful production.

Instructor: K.Rorrer

ISBN: None

Cost: $150 per session

Time: Friday 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

 

Drama - Middle School/High School

In this elective class, we sill meet live via Zoom where, "in the round" fashion, we will learn the basics of theatre and much more.  Assignments will be engaging, challenging, creative, and fun! We will stimulate imagination, movement, and role-play while learning drama and theater vocabulary.  There will be an emphasis placed on "believability" and sensory awareness to create relatable characters and situations, allowing students to learn about themselves and others.

If/when we can, we'll begin meeting in person and work toward the presentation of our stage production (see **NOTE** below), If circumstances don't permit us to meet in per, this class will still be beneficial to students as they will gain self-confidence and experience working collaboratively, allowing students to learn about themselves and others.

This is a class where teamwork and dependability aren't just words - they are tools of the trade. As you gain a broader theatre background, you will also develop other skills.  You will learn to become a critical listener and viewer - qualities that will serve you well no matter where your future takes you - 
Basic Drama Projects (Textbook)

**NOTE** We are looking for high school and middle school students who can commit to faithful attendance to this elective class in order to learn the presentational and performance skills necessary to prepare and present a stage production in the Spring.  Faithful attendance to class is helpful both in teaching students the value (and responsibility) of being part of a team, as well as being key toa successful production.

Instructor: K. Rorrer

ISBN: None

Cost: $150 per session

Time: Friday 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Elementary Entrepreneurs

Students will learn the basics of business, money management, developing a product, marketing, and advertising.  The class will culminate in the planning and participation of a marketplace where students can sell their products.  Students and parents will be responsible for covering all costs of the production of their product and students will get to keep profits from the event.  The cost of production should not deter students from participating in this class; there are many inexpensive options that will be presented that students can choose from.  We ask that students commit to both sessions I & II or sessions III & IV before registering for this class.

Instructor: P. Evola

ISBN: None

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Mondays 2:00 pm or Fridays 10:00 am

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

English - High School

This two day a week class will focus on novel study and poetry on Monday with essay writing and literary analysis on Friday.  We will be reading  "Animal Farm" by George Orwell, "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, "Beowulf", "Night" by Elie Wiesel.

English - Middle School

This two day a week class will focus on novel study and poetry on Tuesdays the novels for this year will be  Wonder by R.J Palacio, Wringer by Jerry Spinelli, Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, and Refugee by Alan Gratz. Thursdays will continue to improve on students' Greek and Latin roots and introduce essay writing skills. 

Instructor: P. Devine

ISBN: Wonder: 978037586902

ISBN: Wringer: 9780060592820

ISBN: Where the Red Fern Grows: 9780440412670

ISBN: Tuck Everlasting: 978006714842

ISBN: Refugee: 9780545880831

Cost: $150 per session

Time: Monday and Friday 11:00 am

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Geography of Living Things - Elementary 1st - 5th

Travel around the world and learn basic geography, map reading, and about the ecosystems and their flora and fauna in different parts of the world in this biology class.  Attend a 40-minute live session to introduce the week’s geographic and biological concepts, watch a related video with activity instructions and then post the results of your activity on the class band before the next class for constructive feedback.  Some lessons or activities may need parental supervision (especially if your child is on the younger end of the grade-level-range for the class).

Materials:  A Children’s Atlas.  I will mostly reference the Usborne’s Children’s Picture Atlas, but something like the Children’s World Atlas from Hammond will also work.  You will get a specific materials list once I receive your registration, most materials will be craft materials such as crayons, scissors, craft sticks, clay, paper and glue, or typical kitchen supplies such as mixing bowls, measuring cups, flour, and sugar. 

Instructor: R. Momney

ISBN: None

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Monday 9:00 am

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Highschool A-G Earth Science, Biology, or Chemistry Guidance and Tutoring:

Let me know which topic your High School Student is studying and I can help guide them through the material.  We will set up a weekly online meeting time for 30 minutes.  $30/session, or $20/student for small groups studying the same subject and using the same text book.  I can guide them through required labs, or with homework/topics they are simply stuck on.

Materials:

The A-G approved Text they are using as chosen/assigned by those most involved in their education and assorted materials required for the labs they will be doing with that curriculum. 

Instructor: R. Momney

ISBN: None

Cost: stated above

Time: Monday 2:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

History of Science for High School:

Have an introductory live session introducing each week’s topic and related concepts.  Follow that by building a model, or doing an experiment related to each scientific discovery covered.   (Instructions for the activities will be offered in video format), and then post a photo or video of your models or experiment results before Friday to the class band for feedback.

Materials

Quite a large array of materials will be needed, so a comprehensive materials list or drop box option will be sent to you upon registration.  Drop box supplies can only be offered to those of you that register and pay before August 10th and live locally.

Instructor: R. Momney

ISBN: None

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Friday 3:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept. 1, 2020 - Oct. 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan. 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Session IV: March 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Hola Amigos! - Elementary Spanish

Hola Amigos! Hello Friends! This beginner's elementary Spanish class is designed for students learning the basics of the language.  It includes learing vocabulary and the beginning stages of conversational Spanish with songs, hand motions, and games.  The goal of this course is for students to learn vocabularies such as objects at home, classroom objects, colors, letters, numbers, and much more as well as begin the journey of having conversations in Spanish.

Instructor: C. Garcia

Cost: $150 per session

Time: Monday and Friday 9:00 am

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Home Economics - Middle School/High School

Using a series of hands-on lessons students will learn fundamental concepts, knowledge, and skills that will enable them to become productive citizens and contributing members of their family and community. 

Food, Nutrition & Health 

Students will acquire the skills to create nutritious meals for their families. Safety and hygiene will be embedded into every lesson.  They will learn to follow a recipe and make substitutions as necessary. They will create meal plans and analyze the costs of foods while assembling a repertoire of recipes. They will choose from a culturally diverse list of main dishes, sides, and desserts. They will incorporate variety into meals by adding soups, chili, salads, sauces, and appetizers. Satisfy that sweet tooth with an introduction to cakes and pastries, candy making, royal icing, fondant, modeling chocolate and more. 

This is a student-led class and we will choose recipes together based on the interests and dietary restrictions of the group.  In an attempt to be as inclusive of students as possible we will avoid ingredients that commonly cause serious allergic reactions.  If your student requires extra accommodations please reach out to the instructor with their individual needs.   

Textiles, Clothing & Fashion 

Students will learn the basics of clothing construction and design. They will use a combination of hand and machine sewing to learn basic construction techniques and create individual projects. The instructor will provide limited fabrics to complete projects with, but students are encouraged to bring in their own fabrics to create a more personalized product. Students may bring in their own machines for the machine sewing lessons but the instructor will have a limited amount available for student use.

Instructor: P. Evola

Cost $150 per session

Time: Monday and Friday 11:00 am

Duration: Session I & II – Food, Nutrition & Health

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III & IV - Textiles, Clothing & Fashion

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Home Economics - Elementary

Using a series of hands-on lessons students will learn fundamental concepts, knowledge, and skills that will enable them to become productive citizens and contributing members of their family and community. 

Food, Nutrition & Health 

Students will compile a recipe book of meals they can share with their families. Safety and hygiene will be embedded into every lesson.  They will learn to follow a recipe and make substitutions as necessary. They will choose from a culturally diverse list of main dishes, sides, and desserts. 

This is a student-led class and we will choose recipes together based on the interests and dietary restrictions of the group.  In an attempt to be as inclusive of students as possible we will avoid ingredients that commonly cause serious allergic reactions.  If your student requires extra accommodations please reach out to the instructor with their individual needs.   

Textiles, Clothing & Fashion 

Students will be introduced to the basics of clothing construction and design. They will use a combination of hand sewing to learn basic construction techniques and create individual projects. The instructor will provide limited fabrics to complete projects with, but students are encouraged to bring in their own fabrics to create a more personalized product. 

Instructor: P. Evola

Cost $125 per session

Time: Thursday Only 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Duration: Session I & II – Food, Nutrition & Health

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III & IV - Textiles, Clothing & Fashion

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

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IEW Writing

The Institute for Excellence in Writing program will teach your student the structure and style necessary for advanced writing.  This course is appropriate for middle and high school students who desire to improve their writing skills and learn the techniques that make writing easy.  We will be covering keyword outlines, paragraph structure, creative writing, essay organization, persuasive essay and so much more.  Feedback is available for this course for an additional fee.

Instructor: P. Devine

ISBN: Instructor will provide materials

Cost: Class $125 per session. Optional Feedback Fee $25 per session

Time: Monday 1:00 pm

Duration: Session I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Human Development

This class is an A-G approved high school elective when Bright Thinker Curriculum is used. The course begins with a look at basic social science skills including ethical decision-making and statistical evaluation. After a brief survey of careers in psychology, the student will explore the physical processes of the brain and body systems that shape sense and perception. The student will then study theories of development, personality, and conditioning. Next, students will explore the mental processes behind thinking and memory, language acquisition, and motivation. Students will also learn about stress, attitude formation, conflict resolution, conformity and obedience, altruism, and morality.

Instructor: M. Rogers

ISBN: Bright Thinbker Psychology for High School

Cost: $100

Time: Friday 10:00 am

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Learning Adventures TK - 1

Project-based hands-on enrichment with a theme! Students will develop a cross-cultural perspective on myths, mythologies, folklore, and mythological creatures.  Mythology is not just about the Greeks and Romans! Many civilizations developed stories to try to explain why the world is the way it is.  our cross-curriculum approach will introduce our theme using literature, science, math, geography, social studies, and more.  This class will cover topics that are appropriate for TK -1 students.

Instructor: K. Rorrer

Duration: LA Session I: September 2 - November 18, 2020

                  LA Session II: Dec. 2, 2020 - March 10, 2021

                  LA Session III: March 17, 2021 - June 9, 2021

Cost: $250 per session

Time: Wednesdays Only 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Learning Adventures 2nd - 5th

Project-based hands-on enrichment with a theme! Students will develop a cross-cultural perspective on myths, mythologies, folklore, and mythological creatures.  Mythology is not just about the Greeks and Romans! Many civilizations developed stories to try to explain why the world is the way it is.  our cross-curriculum approach will introduce our theme using literature, science, math, geography, social studies, and more.  This class will cover topics that are appropriate for 2nd - 5th student.

Instructor: P. Evola

Duration: LA Session I: September 2 - November 18, 2020

                  LA Session II: Dec. 2, 2020 - March 10, 2021

                  LA Session III: March 17, 2021 - June 9, 2021

Cost: $250 per session

Time: Wednesdays Only 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Learning Adventures 6th - 8th

Project-based hands-on enrichment with a theme! Students will develop a cross-cultural perspective on myths, mythologies, folklore, and mythological creatures.  Mythology is not just about the Greeks and Romans! Many civilizations developed stories to try to explain why the world is the way it is.  our cross-curriculum approach will introduce our theme using literature, science, math, geography, social studies, and more.  This class will cover topics that are appropriate for TK -1 students.

Instructor: P. Devine

Duration: LA Session I: September 2 - November 18, 2020

                  LA Session II: Dec. 2, 2020 - March 10, 2021

                  LA Session III: March 17, 2021 - June 9, 2021

Cost: $250 per session

Time: Wednesdays Only 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Little Naturalist - Preschool - 2nd 

Have an introductory live session with a book reading and discussion.  Follow that up with a Parent and Me experience (instructions for related activities will be offered in video format).  

Materials:  A hand lens or magnifying glass, an outdoor space to explore, typical craft materials such as crayons, scissors, paper and glue, at least two empty egg cartons, empty toilet paper and paper towel roll centers, a collection of craft sticks, and an involved parent. 

Instructor: R. Momney

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Monday 11:00 am

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Love That Book - Elementary

This elementary class is structured to instill in students a love for reading! Comprehension is key to accomplishing this goal. Students will learn and understand how to draw meaning from what they read. Through the introduction to multiple books, coupled with fun and educational activities, students will know that reading is exciting - reading is power!

Instructor: K. Rorrer

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Cost: $150 per session

Time:Tuesdays Only 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Math Explorations - Elementary

  This class is designed to supplement the focus of elementary math taking place at home. Numbers and operations, measurement, patterns, probability, reasoning, and problem-solving will be addressed in a fun and interactive manner so that students feel confident to participate in a subject that is often intimidating.

Instructor: K. Rorrer

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Tuesdays Only 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Middle School Science

Join me on Mondays for an overview of topics in Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, and Physical Sciences and then complete related projects and labs during the week.  Post photos or videos to class band by Friday for feedback.  

Materials:  paper, pencils, colored pencils, and access to a word processor.  Most of the additional supplies you will need will be basic craft supplies such as craft sticks, clay, colored pencils, and paper, or standard kitchen and baking supplies such as mixing bowls, flour, sugar, and an oven. For safety, some activities may need parent supervision.

Instructor: R. Momney

ISBN: None

Cost: $100 per session

Time: 

Minecraft

Enhance students’ understanding of Math, Science, Literacy, Art & more by adapting lessons to the Minecraft Universe. Learn complex ideas across the curriculum and develop critical thinking through cooperative play. Add educational value to a game kids already love to play.

 Students will need to have a laptop/device they can bring to class as well as have Minecraft installed on their device.

Instructor: P. Evola

ISBN: Minecraft installed on a device to bring to class

Cost: $100 per session

Time:

Music Appreciation

This class is an approved A-G high school elective. This course is designed to help the non-musician understand music basics, including such topics as reading a musical score, melody and harmony, rhythm, music history (styles by period), music theory, musical genres, instruments, orchestration, and arrangement. The course strives to help non-musicians gain an understanding of the world of music and to become well-rounded individuals.

Instructor: M. Rogers

ISBN: Bright Thinker Music Appreciation for High School

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Wednesday Only 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Naturalist - Elementary 3rd - 5th

Watch an introductory video with a book or poetry reading and discussion.  Follow that up with an artistic or writing experience outside, and an activity related to the book and scientific topic covered.

Meet up with me for a live “Show and Tell” session where you share what you’ve observed and created with your classmates.  

Materials:  Blank Journal to use for journaling, sketching, writing poems, and recording (It should have a hard cover for its stiffness which makes writing and sketching outdoors easier) and a hand lens or magnifying glass, an outdoor space to explore, typical craft materials such as crayons, scissors, paper and glue, empty egg cartons, empty toilet paper and paper towel roll centers, a collection of craft sticks, and an involved parent. 

Instructor: R. Momney

ISBN: None

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Friday 2:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Pre-Algebra

 This course covers prime and composite numbers; fractions & decimals; order of operations, coordinates, exponents, square roots, ratios, algebraic phrases, probability, the Pythagorean Theorem, and more. Utilizing an incremental approach to math, students will build upon their current skills in preparation for Algebra I.  Please purchase the Homeschool Kit as it is the parent's responsibility to grade homework assignments and administer tests.  Students are required to come to class with paper, graph paper, and pencils.

Instructor: P. Devine

ISBN:9781565774995 Saxon Algebra 1/2 Homeschool Kit

Cost: $150 per session

Time: Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Spanish I - High School Spanish

Hola! Bienvenidos a la clase de espanol! Welcome to Spanish class! Senora Garcia is very excited for a fun year of learning Spanish.  The course is created for students earning a high school credit in a foreign language.  This high school Spanish course is designed to provide memory work for the vocabulary and lots of speaking practice for a grasp on the conversational aspect of the language.  High school students must spend time daily working on writing, listening, and speaking Spanish.  The students will focus on learning the vocabulary as well as understanding the grammar aspects.  Maestra Garcia will set up the student in a way that the students will be successful and see their progress throughout the year.  Hasta luego y que lo pases muy bien! See you later and have so much fun!

Instructor: C. Garcia

ISBN:

Cost: $150

Time: Monday and Friday 3:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Speech

This course will use the Bright Thinker A-G approved curriculum for Speech. Students will learn the practice of effective public speaking, including how to analyze the speeches of others, build a strong argument, and speak with confidence. By the end of this course, students will know what makes a truly successful speech and will be able to put that knowledge to practical use.

Instructor: M. Rogers

ISBN: Bright Thinker Speech for High School

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Tuesday Only 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Story of Inventions - Middle School

Learn basic mechanics through historical inventions and their inventors.  Attend a 40-minute live session to introduce the week’s inventions, watch a related video with activity instructions and then post the results of your activity on the class band before the next class for constructive feedback.  

Materials:  Quite a large array of materials will be needed, so a comprehensive materials list or drop box option will be sent to you upon registration.  Drop box supplies can only be offered to those of you that register and pay before August 10th and live locally.

Instructor: R.Momney

ISBN: None

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Friday 1:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Story of the World

Students will study Egypt, Hammurabi, and the Babylonians, Ancient China, Ancient Africa, the Exodus, The Greeks, Rome, and more using The Story of the World Vol. 1: Ancient Times text by Susan Wise Bauer. The instructor will provide hands-on activities to correspond with each weekly lesson and reinforce topics as they are introduced. Students will need to purchase the Textbook and Activity Book. Students will be expected to read/listen to the assigned chapters prior to attending class discussions/activities. 

Instructor: P. Evola

Story of the World Vol. 1: Ancient Times

ISBN: 9781933339009

The Story of the World, Activity Book 1: Ancient Times

ISBN: 1933339055

Cost $125 per session

Time: Tuesdays Only 10:15 - 11:30

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

TK - 1

This supplemental class is designed to reinforce what your student is learning at home. Letter and number recognition, reading comprehension, and basic introduction to math and science are among the subjects students will encounter. Our time together will be a fun, interactive, and hands-on experience structured to enhance the developing skills of students in TK, kindergarten, and first grade.

This class is on Tuesday only.

Instructor: K. Rorrer

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Cost: $200 per session

Time: Tuesdays Only 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Tacos y Mas! - Middle School Spanish

Hola Bienvenidos a la clase de espanol! Hello! Welcome to Spanish class! This course is a beginner's middle school Spanish class catered to learning basic conversational Spanish as well as learning the alphabet, numbers, the family, likes, as well as how to use the verb "to be" and basic conjugation.  This basic Spanish course will include reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking and writing.  The goal of this course is for the student to be able to introduce him or herself, to have a brief conversation, as well as to be able to ask basic questions. Hasta pronto! See you soon!

Instructor: C. Garcia

ISBN: None

Cost: $150 per session

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Tutoring

All tutoring times are thirty minutes for $30 to one hour for $60.  We have tutoring for Language Arts K-12 including essay writing and research papers, Mathematics K-Algebra I, Science K-Biology, Social Sciences, Spanish, Private Music Lessons (piano and voice), and we are happy to work with students who are exceptional. Call 626-524-3346 to schedule a time.

Voice/Choir - Middle School/High School

This class is designed to improve each student's singing voice and develop the ability to sing successfully in front of others. During their course of study, they will be taught the fundamentals of singing which includes the following: proper posture and breathing to sing, tone production, diction,expression, and gaining confidence.  Individual vocal problems will be assessed and exercises will be given to help strengthen and improve the voice. Students will singing together and also individually for class.

Instructor: M. Rogers

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Monday 1:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

Yearbook - Middle School/High School

Students in the Yearbook class are the leaders and decision-makers for creating a memorable yearbook for The Devine Schoolhouse. In Yearbook class students will create a quality yearbook that reflects the classes and students during the current school year. Students will develop a theme, design the cover and title pages that reflect the theme, determine photo ideas, organize the sale and distribution of books, and advertising. Students will use computer programs to complete tasks in class and at home. Students will also learn the basics of how to use a digital camera and basic photo editing skills and programs.

Instructor: P. Evola

Cost: $150 per session

Time: Monday and Friday 9:00 am

Duration: Sessions I-III

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11, 2021

Young'ins Yoga - Elementary

Elementary students can yoga, too! This class is designed to serve as a physical education option. Students will engage in fun with movement that will cater to various energy levels and different learning styles. The class will follow a basic structure including breathing exercises, simple poses, and a game or activity. Let’s get moving! 

Instructor: K. Rorrer

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Cost: $100 per session

Time: Monday 2:00 pm

Duration: Sessions I-IV

Session I: Sept 1, 2020 -  Oct 22, 2020

Session II: Oct. 27, 2020 - Jan 14, 2021

Session III: Jan. 19, 2021 - Mar. 11,2021

Session IV: Mar. 16, 2021 - May 13, 2021

 

 

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CONTACT

626-524-3346

 

38050 30th Street East

Palmdale, CA 93550

 

devineschoolhouse@gmail.com

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