Homeschool Connections
Class Descriptions 2017-2018

Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Created to Create!  
FacilitatorRebekah Youngers
rebekahyoungers@gmail.com
(425) 221-5545
Teacher:  Laura Jarrell
Age:  8 - 12
Cost:  $70 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$50 copy/supply fee per semester
Cost Details:  Includes the use of all art supplies needed each week.
Description: Since God is the ultimate Creator and we are created in His image, we also have a wonderful capacity to create beautiful things!  “Created to Create!” is an art journey for any student with a desire to explore their God-given creativity, whether or not they feel especially artistic.  Students in this class will learn the seven basic elements of art, what they mean and how to use them, as well as learn to use a variety of art supplies and techniques with a guided project each week, allowing for plenty of individual creative expression along the way.  We will use watercolor paints, markers, colored pencils, and pen & ink, as well as explore other media throughout the year.  Creating art should be a fun and relaxing experience, and that’s what we will do!  Students will complete one work of art (or more!) per week, for a total of 32 beautiful creations by year’s end.  Students’ artwork will be matted and placed in a portfolio they get to keep and enjoy for years to come.
 
French 1B  
FacilitatorChris Lynn
chrishome8@gmail.com
(206) 601-5945
Teacher:  Susie Tucker Boer
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$75 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes printed lessons and vocabulary CD.
Description: French 1B will be taught in a new, very fun way using the method known as Total Physical Response, meaning we will speak French together in class with a lot of action and imitating.  There will be less written homework than in previous classes I have taught.  This method increases fluency in a faster more enjoyable way.  A written text with CDs will be provided for students and families to do outside of class, but for the greater part of the grade, the class will require participation in the ongoing conversation in class.  I hope that many students and parents will enjoy this new method of learning French.
 
Modern World History  
FacilitatorTiffany Zachry
tzachry@gmail.com
(425) 744-1952
Teacher:  David Banks
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $70 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$25 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  World History, Continuity and Change;
by Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1997 edition
Description: This course will provide an overview of world history from a modern, or following the dark ages, timeline.  The course will provide students with an overview of events and issues that shape our world today.  The goal of the class will be for students to gain an understanding of the events of world history, so they can be informed global citizens.  There will be classroom discussions, quizzes, weekly reading, and home work.  Also, 1 or 2 outside projects.  Homework should average 2/3 hours a week.
 
Musical Madness  
FacilitatorMaureen Arpin
arpins_11@yahoo.com
(425) 820-8233
Teacher:  Marianni Groves
Age:  11 & up
Cost:  $55 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$60 copy/supply fee per semester
Description: What is the difference between singing a song and selling a song?  Well, it is time to learn!  Music is a universal language and as such it challenges us to communicate and relate to each other on a deeper level.  We will take music from such classics as well as throwing in new and exciting material from Broadway today!  Focusing on vocal technique, harmonies, and choreography students will have the opportunity to work on solos, duets, and group numbers.  Expectations: mandatory memorization, regular attendance, 1-1.5 hours a week outside of class.  Participation in all performances is required.  Performance dates yet to be determined.  Parents will be asked to provide five to ten hours of production work throughout the year in costumes, props, makeup, ticket work, house management, etc.
 
Open Study Hall  
FacilitatorCoraly Harlan
jeffncoraly@yahoo.com
(425) 328-4891
Teacher:  No Teacher
Description: If a student is not enrolled in a class, they need to be in this room, in the quiet study hall, or in their car with their parent.  This study hall can only be used during or between your family’s classes.  It can NOT be used before your family's first class or after your family's last class.  Study hall students under eight must have an adult, who is directly responsible for them, in the room with them at all times.  This room is intended for visiting, games, or group activities.  Behavior and volume should reflect an appropriate indoor level, honoring both parents and fellow students.  Food and beverages are allowed.  Quiet studying is available in the quiet study hall or may be done in your car with parental supervision.
 
Spanish 2  
FacilitatorHeather Bartelheimer
hbartelheimer1@yahoo.com
(425) 750-9663
Teacher:  Maria Gray
Age:  15 & up
Prerequisites:  Spanish 1B or teacher’s permission.
Cost:  $65 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$20 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  1) Plazas Lugar de Encuentros, 4th edition, by Hershberger, Navey-Davis, Borrás Álvarez, ISBN: 978-0-495-91379-5 found on Amazon used $25-$40
2) A workbook. Will e-mail by end of summer.  Cost ~$20
3) 501 Spanish Verbs, by Christopher Kendris, any edition
4) Recommended: Spanish/English Dictionary by New World, 2nd edition, ISBN: 0451181689
Description: Students in Spanish 2 will learn to converse in this wonderful language as they increase their vocabulary and cover more in-depth grammar.  We will study direct and indirect object pronouns, stem-changing and reflexive verbs, negative and positive commands, and preterite and imperfect tenses.  Spanish 2 covers the entire second year of high school Spanish.  It is a very intense class, as it goes twice as fast as either Spanish 1A or 1B, and the material is very advanced.  Plan on 3-4 hours of homework a week. 
 
Wednesday, 10:10 AM to 11:10 AM
Apologetics: Why Am I?  
FacilitatorKristen Caughlan
camkristen@gmail.com
(425) 967-3985
Teacher:  Steve Carrier
Age:  14 & up
Prerequisites:  Curiosity and some spiritual and academic maturity.
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$10 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes a binder and handouts.
Description: This course is designed to take the student through the process of exchanging doubt with quiet confidence.  This course navigates the culture of materialism.  Ultimately we will present special creation and Christianity as the singular, satisfying and sustainable conclusion.  The man who “knows that he knows that he knows” is irresistible.  In 32 sessions, the student will engage in a systematic inquiry into identity, destiny, value, and purpose.  Pursuing these will lead us to an encounter with the transcendent God of the universe; and stepping into this reality is the starting point for the fullness of life.  It is the stuff that can change a culture...and this will happen when a generation emerges that is fully confident in its belief.  This is the class I wish I had taken when I was in high school.
 
Beginning Poetry Workshop  
FacilitatorRebekah Youngers
rebekahyoungers@gmail.com
(425) 221-5545
Teacher:  Emily Lorelli
Age:  12 - 14
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$40 copy/supply fee per year
Description: As we are made in the image and likeness of God, we too are creators.  Like many art forms, the written word can be quite powerful; no place more so than in poetry, wherein the poet, released from the rules of prose, can work at a syllabic level, choosing words for their beauty, power, symbolism, sound, effect, and arranging them so as to capture the very essence of one's experience and of God’s creation – consider the Psalms!  However, for many students, learning to use language with purpose is like trying to sculpt the Venus de Milo out of mud.  Poetry Workshop’s aim is to provide students with ample and diverse opportunities to use and play with language so they are empowered to be confident word-craftsmen whether they’re writing a poem, a story, an essay, or a research paper.  Students will work toward this goal first, by writing A LOT, secondly by reading and studying many different poems and poets.  We will learn many “technical” things as well – form, figurative language, symbolism, imagery, tone, diction, meter, rhyme, etc. – and in a way that is applicable to their newfound creativity and interpretive prowess.  Students will be expected to actively participate in class discussions and to occasionally share their work.  Students will often be expected to complete assignments outside of class (amounting to 1-2 hours of homework per week).  Students will be expected to keep their work organized in a 3-ring binder.  The final project will be a Poetry Reading and the creation of a personal Poetry Portfolio that will include a short biography of a favorite poet, their own original poems, and several of their favorite poems from other poets.
 
Biblical Science  
FacilitatorEsther Wright
esther7dancing@gmail.com
(425) 508-6917
Teacher:  Terry Brenna
Age:  7 - 11
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$40 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  Provided by instructor
Description: Romans 1:20 tells us God has revealed His invisible attributes, His eternal power, and His divine nature to mankind through His creation of the world.  Using the creation week as our outline, we'll embark on an exciting adventure to learn more about God through science.  With demonstrations, hands-on exploration, and application of His Word, we'll discover ways to use this information to glorify Him and concurrently lay the foundation for future science study.  Although no homework is required, all students are encouraged to keep and review a science notebook (provided).  Activities for further enrichment outside of class time will be suggested which, if implemented by the parent, will provide a full week of science curriculum at home.
 
Human Anatomy  
FacilitatorCarole Prisco
fourpeas@yahoo.com
(360) 668-1354
Teacher:  Cyd Adler
Age:  11 - 14
Prerequisites:  Able to read, comprehend, and write at a 5th grade level.
Cost:  $60 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$50 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes bound lab notebooks and lab supplies.
Text:  Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, Young Explorer Series, hardcover, by Jeannie K. Fulbright and Brooke Ryan, Apologia Press, ISBN: 1935495143 or ISBN: 978-1935495147
Description: All creation is awe-inspiring, but the work of the human body, created in the very image of God, is especially jaw-dropping!  This study of anatomy and physiology showcases the intricacy and design of the human body, from DNA and cell creation to the skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous/endocrine, immune, and integumentary systems.  Integrated with health and nutrition information, as well as plenty of scripture and biblical application, this complete guide to the human body is written in an enjoyable, conversational tone.  Homework will include reading text, answering review questions, and other activities which will take 1 - 2 hours per week.  This is a "hands-on" class with many in-class experiments.  High-interest content, low-intensity homework makes this class suitable for a wide range of learning styles.
 
Intermediate Jazz Band  
FacilitatorAngelina Meikle
angelinasch@yahoo.com
(832) 845-3278
Teacher:  Robin Stangland
Age:  11 & up
Prerequisites:  Teacher’s permission and audition if you are new to this class.
Cost:  $62 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$10 copy/supply fee per semester
Cost Details:  Parents play for free.
Text:  TBA
Description: New students will be allowed to join by permission of the teacher with an audition.  We will learn to play by ear, learn to improvise, and learn to play in rock, swing, and Latin styles.  We will have two concerts per year and one band festival in March.  We also may play at a swing dance.  Attendance is required at all performances.  Students are expected to practice 20-30 minutes a day, 5 times a week.  Sheet music will be on loan to the student and must be turned in when done.  If you have any questions, email Robin at stangla@comcast.net.
 
Intro to Literary Analysis  
FacilitatorBrenda Zard
we4zards@yahoo.com
(360) 563-5114
Teacher:  Jennifer Sam Hunter
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$20 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  1) Windows to the World: An Introduction to Literary Analysis, Student Book by Lesha Myers
2) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (any unabridged edition)  *Title subject to change
3) Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (any unabridged edition)
4) The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (any unabridged edition)
5) 100 Best-Loved Poems (Dover Thrift Edition, ISBN: 0486285537)
Description: This high school literature course will help students learn and improve skills in reading, analyzing, and writing about literature.  This course will provide an introduction for students who have done little literary analysis, but will also be challenging enough for more experienced students.  Using short stories, novels, poetry, and drama, students will learn the key elements of literature and become familiar with recognizing literary devices.  They will then take what they have learned and write analysis essays and shorter writing assignments.  This course will also guide students in recognizing an author’s worldview and comparing it to the biblical worldview so that they may exercise discernment in all their reading.  This class will provide one full credit in English.  Students will be graded on homework, essays, quizzes, projects, and class participation.  Additional note: For students who struggle with reading, this is an excellent course, as a majority of the concepts are taught using short stories.  If you are concerned about your student’s ability to complete this course, please email or meet with me.  My goal is to make this a valuable experience for all students and to help them succeed!  8th graders who are strong readers are welcome to join this class.
 
Latin II  
FacilitatorMaureen Said
mimnboys@gmail.com
(360) 668-2385
Teacher:  Analiisa Reichlin
Age:  13 & up
Cost:  $44 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$35 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  1) Latin Alive! Book One, Classical Academic Press, ISBN: 9781600510540
2) Latin Alive! Book Two will be used 2nd semester, ISBN: 9781600510571
Description: This class is a continuation of Latin I.  We will complete Latin Alive!  Book 1 and continue on to Book 2.  Students will learn reflexive, relative and interrogative pronouns, pluperfect and future perfect, passive voice in all tenses; past, present and future participles; deponent and irregular verbs; and comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs.  Extensive study of Latin derivatives and stories of Roman culture, myths and history make Latin come alive.  Substantial Latin readings and translation exercises adapted from Latin literature will develop English grammar, vocabulary, and logic and problem solving skills.  Training in Roman culture, myths and history will be done through arts integration and hands-on projects.  Students should expect to spend about 3 hours each week on homework outside of class.  Access to email and internet is required.  One high school language credit.
 
Open Study Hall  
FacilitatorBarbi Griffith
griffsx5@hotmail.com
(425) 387-5633
Teacher:  No Teacher
Description: If a student is not enrolled in a class, they need to be in this room, in the quiet study hall, or in their car with their parent.  This study hall can only be used during or between your family’s classes.  It can NOT be used before your family's first class or after your family's last class.  Study hall students under eight must have an adult, who is directly responsible for them, in the room with them at all times.  This room is intended for visiting, games, or group activities.  Behavior and volume should reflect an appropriate indoor level, honoring both parents and fellow students.  Food and beverages are allowed.  Quiet studying is available in the quiet study hall or may be done in your car with parental supervision.
 
Playwriting I/II: Workshop Your Words  
FacilitatorLois Meythaler
dalomi@comcast.net
(360) 254-0752
Teacher:  Marianni Groves
Age:  13 & up
Cost:  $54 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$30 copy/supply fee per semester
Description: For anyone with an interest in creative writing, this course will guide you through the processes required to write an one-act play.  Utilizing a number of dynamic and insightful exercises we will focus on writing dialogue, creating characters, and structuring a narrative.  Through the year we will write, workshop, and eventually put the student's work on its feet.  For those in their second year there will be a parallel curriculum to continue to advance and challenge your progress.
 
Quiet Study Hall  
FacilitatorApril Ullman
aullman@peoplepc.com
(425) 309-5042
Teacher:  No Teacher
Description: If a student is not enrolled in a class, they need to be in this room, in the open study hall, or in their car with their parent.  This study hall can only be used during or between your family’s classes.  It can NOT be used before your family's first class or after your family's last class.  Study hall students under eight must have an adult, who is directly responsible for them, in the room with them at all times.  This study hall is intended for silent, independent studying.  It may also be used by parents who are quietly working with their students.  Visiting, group activities, or games are not allowed in this room.  Respectful behavior is expected.  Food and beverages are NOT allowed.  Quiet studying may also be done in your car with parental supervision.
 
Spanish 3  
FacilitatorIvonna Seaton
ivonna.m.seaton@gmail.com
(425) 318-2761
Teacher:  Maria Gray
Age:  16 & up
Prerequisites:  Spanish 2 or teacher’s permission.
Cost:  $65 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$20 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  1) Plazas Lugar de Encuentros, 4th edition, by Hershberger, Navey-Davis, Borrás Álvarez, ISBN: 978-0-495-91379-5 found on Amazon used $25-$40
2) A workbook. Will e-mail by end of summer.  Cost ~$20
3) 501 Spanish Verbs, by Christopher Kendris, any edition
4) Recommended: Spanish/English Dictionary by New World, 2nd edition, ISBN: 0451181689
Description: Take your Spanish to a whole new level!  Spanish 3 will cover year three of high school Spanish.  We will learn new grammatical structures, verb tenses, and vocabulary as we build on what you have learned in Spanish 1 and 2.  This class will cover the subjunctive, imperative, preterite, future, and conditional tenses.  Increased Spanish conversation is emphasized as the students expand their knowledge of grammar.  Like Spanish 2, this is an intense, fast moving class.  In class you will read, write, and speak Spanish as you have more opportunity to use what you have learned.  Plan on 3-4 hours of homework per week.
 
US History  
FacilitatorAmber Hudson
amberhudsoncpa@gmail.com
(425) 316-0968
Teacher:  David Banks
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $70 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$25 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  America, The Last Best Hope, by William Bennett
Description: This course provides a cursory view of United States history from colonization through the Second World War.  The goal is for the student to gain a basic understanding of events that shaped this nation in the context in which these events occurred.  There will be regular reading, note taking, outlines, presentations, in class conversations, group projects, and role playing.  Students should plan for about 3 hours of homework per week. 
 
Wednesday, 11:20 AM to 12:20 PM
Beginning Band - Day 2  Meets both days
FacilitatorLaura Jarrell
laura@laurajarrell.com
(360) 668-8932
Teacher:  Robin Stangland
Age:  10 & up
Description: This is the second day of band class per week.  Please look at the full class description from Monday.  Starting in January we will use Wednesday for sectionals and only have full band on Wednesday twice a month.  With Robin’s approval, second year students will only need to come to band on Monday.  Wednesday only will not work.
 
Dave Ramsey “Foundations”  
FacilitatorTonya Scott
momwithsons3@gmail.com
(425) 765-7520
Teacher:  Cynthia Gillam
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $40 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$40 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes a workbook.
Description: Using the most recently updated DVD series "Dave Ramsey Foundations for Highschool", plus workbooks, whole class activities, discussion, and several projects, the class will learn 21st century personal finance, knowledge, and skills in a student centered, competency based approach to learning.  The students grades will be based on chapter tests, homework, participation, and projects assigned.  Homework will require 1- 2 hours per week.  This class can be used as 1/2 credit toward an elective called "Personal Finance" on your student's high school transcript.
 
Drama Smorgasbord  
FacilitatorLeslie Schmunk
schmunk4@gmail.com
(425) 876-3659
Teacher:  Marianni Groves
Age:  10 & up
Cost:  $56 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$40 copy/supply fee per semester
Description: Smorgasbord is back!  In this exciting class we will divide up the year into 5-8 week sessions during which we will explore a new and exciting part of theater.  You will have a chance to taste many aspects of theater--who knows you might fall in love with something you did not know existed!  Possible subjects: Audition, Combat, Shakespeare, Improvisation, and much more.  Student's will be able to voice their interests at the beginning of the year. 
 
Essay Writing  
FacilitatorTracy Whitman
tracyjwhit@gmail.com
(425) 487-2720
Teacher:  Jennifer Sam Hunter
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $60 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$15 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  The Lively Art of Writing, by Lucile Vaughan Payne (mass market paperback), ISBN: 0451627121
Description: In this class, students will learn and practice the fundamental skills for writing a variety of essays.  Students will look at what an essay does, what a thesis is, how to develop and support a thesis, and how to deal with opposing arguments.  Techniques practiced will cover paragraph construction and transitions, introductions and conclusions, overall essay structure, and writing style.  While the focus will be on academic papers, including analytical, compare and contrast, and persuasive writing, we will also spend some time practicing other essay types: essay tests, personal essays, college application essays, and the dreaded SAT essay (wanted by most colleges).  Homework expectations: 1- 3 hours per week.  High School Credit: ½ to 1 full English credit.  Ultimately, this is determined by the parent, depending on the amount of time students devote to their homework and essays.
 
Leadership Exploration and Development  
FacilitatorKristen Caughlan
camkristen@gmail.com
(425) 967-3985
Teacher:  Amy Wills
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$35 copy/supply fee per year
Description: Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) is a unique leadership class, created to promote and inspire Christian leadership.  It is not about service projects, management, or event planning.  Instead, students will learn to understand the meaning and vital importance of true leadership.  Leadership is influence, a skill, which can be learned.  This class emphasizes integrity and communication.  Students will learn about different leadership styles, while identifying their individual leadership strengths.  The goal of this class is for every student to be inspired and to develop their ability to influence others.  “Remember, if you can’t define it, you cannot know it.  If you don’t know it, you cannot do it.” – Author Unknown
 
Modern Crafting  
FacilitatorAlison Huang
alisonh@gmail.com
(425) 947-5581
Teacher:  Natalie Johnson
Age:  11 - 13
Cost:  $60 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$60 copy/supply fee per semester
Text:  Each student will be required to provide a few basic crafting/safety supplies for their personal use for the duration of the class: heavy-duty gloves, eye protection, a hammer, needle nose pliers, wire cutters, scissors, LATEX-FREE rubber gloves.
Description: Unleash your creativity while learning valuable skills: tiling, glass etching, concrete molding, ink transferring, and much more!  This class will offer an opportunity to experiment and become familiar with a variety of mediums such as wire, paint, wood, metal, concrete, tile, paper mache, glass etc. as well as exposure and proper instruction on working with basic tools (hammer, tin snips, wire cutters, pliers, drill).  We will often think “outside the box” exercising frugality, resourcefulness, and good stewardship as we learn to re-imagine, re-purpose, utilize, and incorporate common household items into our projects.  Check out photos of potential projects at:  http://bit.ly/2mbSuSy
 
Open Study Hall  
FacilitatorElizabeth Grace
egracegrace@gmail.com
(425) 890-6882
Teacher:  No Teacher
Description: If a student is not enrolled in a class, they need to be in this room, in the quiet study hall, or in their car with their parent.  This study hall can only be used during or between your family’s classes.  It can NOT be used before your family's first class or after your family's last class.  Study hall students under eight must have an adult, who is directly responsible for them, in the room with them at all times.  This room is intended for visiting, games, or group activities.  Behavior and volume should reflect an appropriate indoor level, honoring both parents and fellow students.  Food and beverages are allowed.  Quiet studying is available in the quiet study hall or may be done in your car with parental supervision.
 
Physical Science - Apologia  
FacilitatorMonica Sledge
cmkesledge@gmail.com
(425) 678-8064
Teacher:  Cyd Adler
Age:  12 - 15
Prerequisites:  Read, write, and comprehend at grade level.
Cost:  $60 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$65 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes spiral bound student notebook and lab supplies.
Text:  Exploring Creation with Physical Science Student Textbook, by Dr. jay Wile, 2nd edition, Apologia Educational Ministries Publication Date: 2007, ISBN: 9781932012774, solution manual not required
Description: This class provides a detailed introduction to the physical environment and some of the basic laws that make it work.  The fairly broad scope of the book provides the student with a good understanding of the earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.  It also covers details on weather, motion, Newton's Laws, gravity, the solar system, atomic structure, radiation, nuclear reactions, stars, and galaxies.  Discussions, videos, and many hands-on experiments and activities keep students engaged and learning.  Homework ~ 2-3 hours a week.
 
Quiet Study Hall  
FacilitatorAmanda McFarland
soundoutlife@gmail.com
(559) 676-8967
Teacher:  No Teacher
Description: If a student is not enrolled in a class, they need to be in this room, in the open study hall, or in their car with their parent.  This study hall can only be used during or between your family’s classes.  It can NOT be used before your family's first class or after your family's last class.  Study hall students under eight must have an adult, who is directly responsible for them, in the room with them at all times.  This study hall is intended for silent, independent studying.  It may also be used by parents who are quietly working with their students.  Visiting, group activities, or games are not allowed in this room.  Respectful behavior is expected.  Food and beverages are NOT allowed.  Quiet studying may also be done in your car with parental supervision.
 
SAT/Study Skills  
FacilitatorTina Petersen
imthemum@hotmail.com
(425) 379-0132
Teacher:  Alex Binz
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$30 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  1) The Official SAT Study Guide, 2018 edition, by The College Board, ISBN: 1457309289
2) Rummy Roots, by Eternal Heart, ASIN: B000GTBCBQ
3) More Roots expansion, also by Eternal Heart, ASIN: B0015S4W3M is recommended but not required
Description: This class is organized as a fairly standard SAT Test Prep course, but augmented to instill a broad array of skills necessary for any high school student to have.  The centerpiece of the course is naturally the SAT prep content.  Students will learn about the different sections of the test and the sorts of questions that will be asked.  Given the breadth of the SAT itself, this class will allow students to review or catch up on a variety of subjects related to reading, writing, and mathematics.  Students will learn how to translate complex word problems into math equations, pull numbers apart and put them back together to quickly solve math problems in their head, recognize unfamiliar English words using Greek and Latin roots, skim a multi-paragraph essay to find essential facts, construct a sentence using proper grammar, spot improper grammar when it is used, and write both a 30-minute quick essay and a 1-hour analysis essay.  In addition to the strictly SAT-related content, this course will also provide a number of modules to allow students to gain other related skills necessary to get the most out of this and other classes.  Students will gain experience in note-taking, memorization, speed reading, and critical thinking, as well as test-taking strategies to improve their grades and improve their chances of getting into the college they want.
 
Science Investigations  
FacilitatorSara Parsons
saradawnparsons@gmail.com
(425) 822-4169
Teacher:  Sharon Duguay
Age:  9 - 11
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$30 copy/supply fee per year
Description: Students will learn the basics of science through the eyes of a researcher.  In this class they will learn basic science skills, vocabulary, and how to use the scientific method.  They will learn scientific concepts as they perform investigations in the fields of zoology, botany, ornithology, ichthyology, entomology, oceanography, geology, meteorology, ecology, chemistry, acoustics, physics, and more.  (That’s animals, plants, birds, fish, bugs, the ocean, the earth, weather, the environment, chemical reactions, sound, electricity, and magnetism.)  Methods will include activities that will challenge students to use all of their senses to investigate these scientific fields.  Students will also learn basic note taking and how to record scientific information.
 
Spanish 1A  
FacilitatorShannah Mitchell
wsajmit@gmail.com
(425) 563-7172
Teacher:  Maria Gray
Age:  13 & up
Cost:  $58 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$20 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  1) Spanish is Fun Book 1, by Heywood Wald, 5th edition. Softbound, found at amscopub.com, ISBN: 9781634199285
2) Spanish is Fun Book 1, Fifth Edition, Cuaderno de Ejercicios, ISBN: 9781531106331
3) Possible 3rd paperback: Beginner’s Spanish Reader.  Will send e-mail by end of summer.  Approximate cost under $10.
Description: Join us on an adventure as we learn to read, write, and speak Spanish.  Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and conversation will be emphasized.  The class will cover numbers, telling time, definite and indefinite articles, adjectives, dates, the three types of Spanish verbs (-AR, -ER, -IR), and irregular verbs.  We will supplement our Spanish text with games and quizzes.  This class covers the first semester of High School Spanish.  Most students take this class for high school credit, so all students must be prepared to keep up.  There are 2-3  hours of homework per week.  
 
Yearbook  Ends at 12:30
FacilitatorGayle Waggoner
nomadwags@gmail.com
(425) 263-1501
Teacher:  Rebecca Calvo
Age:  14 & up
Prerequisites:  Working knowledge and understanding of the basic functions of laptop computers.
Cost:  $60 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$30 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes yearbook staff hoodie.
Description: The Connections’ Yearbook is student-developed, with parental involvement, using a yearbook publisher and web based design service.  A wireless enabled laptop is required for each student for in-class instruction.  Homework during the week can be done on any internet enabled computer from home.  The students will plan, photograph, and layout the entire Connections’ Yearbook.  They will receive instruction in layout and design, web-based publishing, and digital photography techniques.  Having a digital camera available for use and experience in using one is a plus.  Approximately 2-5 hours of outside classroom time per week will be needed to photograph classes and activities, conduct interviews, and complete online projects, which will require students be self-motivated and able to work independently.  Additional training or work-parties outside of class may be necessary and scheduled, especially as we approach deadlines.  Emphases will be placed on learning to work as a team, setting goals, working with and learning about budgets, time management and task completion, and finally producing and marketing the yearbook.  Fundraising will be a required part of this class.  Students will be expected to secure advertisements and participate in any other class-determined fundraisers.  Students will receive grades based on attendance, fund-raising participation, quality of work produced, and deadlines met.  Students and parents must sign a contract making a strong commitment to remain in the class for the entire year and participate in the success of the yearbook, anticipated by all of Connections.  Having fun in this class will be mandatory, as well as the eating of chocolate.  Email the teacher (rebeccacalvo.yearbook@gmail.com) to discuss this class further.
 
Wednesday, 1:05 PM to 2:05 PM
Algebra 2/Trig  Starts at 12:55
FacilitatorDebbie Metsker
debbiemet@comcast.net
(425) 488-8170
Teacher:  Veronica Roetcisoender
Age:  16 & up
Prerequisites:  Algebra 1 and Geometry.
Cost:  $75 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$20 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  1) Intermediate Algebra; by Lial, Hornsby, McGinnis; 8th edition; ISBN: 0321279204
2) Student Solutions Manual, 8th edition, ISBN: 0321285697 (Optional)
Description: This course is designed for students who are college bound and will cultivate independence and stimulate self-motivation.  In addition to in-class teaching, the textbook provides excellent support for independent study.  With the successful completion of this course, your student will be prepared for college level math.  Algebra topics include understanding exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomial and rational functions, and conic sections.  The study of trigonometry includes right triangle trig, inverse trig functions, and trig identities.  Expect to spend 6-7 hours per week of work outside of class to complete homework and tests.  Additional student resources for use at home are available to supplement in-class teaching, and email support is available for both parents and students.  Internet access and a Ti-83/84 calculator are required.
 
Astronomy  
FacilitatorBeverly Veenstra
mybinfostuff@fastmail.jp
(425) 481-3066
Teacher:  Cyd Adler
Age:  10 - 13
Cost:  $60 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$50 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes spiral-bound notebooking journal and supplies for experiments.
Text:  Exploring Creation With Astronomy, Fulbright, Publisher: Apologia Educational Ministries ISBN: 978-1932012484
Description: This course covers the major structures of our solar system, starting with the sun and working towards Pluto.  Along the way, the student will also learn about Earth's moon, the asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt.  After that, students will move outside our solar system and learn about the stars and galaxies that make up God's incredible universe.  Students will read text and complete notebook activities.  Homework will take 1 - 2 hours per week.  High-interest content, low-intensity homework makes this class suitable for a wide range of learning styles.
 
Bodyworks  
FacilitatorLeigh Larsen
finalscore4to1@gmail.com
(425) 280-4268
Teacher:  Sharon Duguay
Age:  10 - 12
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$25 copy/supply fee per year
Description: A little bit of health, a little bit of science, and a little bit of PE all rolled into one.  In this class we will look at how our body works and how it should be taken care of.  We will examine major body systems and how our lifestyle choices affect the health of that system.  Part of each class period we will spend doing physical activity in the form of indoor and outdoor games and activities.  Students will participate in the President’s Challenge Fitness Program where they will set health and exercise goals and earn awards for their achievement.  Participation in physical activity is a major portion of this class and students should come dressed to play! 
 
Current Events and World Affairs  
FacilitatorJasmine Cheung
pan.jasmine@gmail.com
(206) 229-8434
Teacher:  Alex Binz
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$30 copy/supply fee per year
Description: This class will integrate a variety of topics related to current events and geography with elements of world history and politics (especially U.S. foreign policy) thrown in.  Our overarching focus will be on the rest of the world, though we will spend some time covering U.S. politics and President Trump's first year in office.  Given the emphasis on current events, the week-to-week schedule may be subject to change, letting us adapt as major news events unfold.  The overarching format is fairly straightforward, though: I will introduce major themes and summarize modern world history (from Napoleon to present-day) in the first few weeks, then we will move around the world, region by region, spending about a month exploring the historical and modern experiences of each one.  Each week, students will read a number of current events articles, and write a paragraph response.  Students will also give a short oral presentation at the end of each regional unit, covering something they learned about that country.  By the end of the year, students should be able to speak intelligently about news from around the world, identify locations related to both political and physical geography, and explain why the world map looks the way it does.
 
Geometry  
FacilitatorGenny Moltz
moltz.family@yahoo.com
(425) 218-9189
Teacher:  Dimona Levari
Age:  15 & up
Prerequisites:  Algebra 1.
Cost:  $70 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$25 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes a workbook and copies of worksheets that supplement the books.
Text:  Textbook can be purchased on line or borrowed from the teacher with a cash deposit of $20 on the first day of class.  The deposit will be returned in exchange for the book a week before the end of the year:
1) McDougal Littell, Geometry. ISBN: 978-0-618-91232-2 or ISBN: 0-618-91232-0 (the cover has a person rock climbing)
2) TI graphing calculator is required (TI-83, TI-84, TI-84 PLUS or PLUS C or PLUS CE)
Description: This class offers a comprehensive high school geometry curriculum which includes: reasoning, logic, proofs and problem solving skills, a thorough study of triangles, polygons and circles, congruency and similarity, measurements (perimeter, area, volume), and transformations in the coordinate plane.  Students are expected to take notes or pictures of the board, ask questions, and complete assignments.  Tests will be assigned as homework and students are required to correct their work to receive full credit.  There are videos produced by the teacher to help students get through the work at home or to watch before class as a prep for the next lesson.  An Honors grade is offered to those who are driven to do extra work assigned by the teacher.  Students and parents are welcome to contact the teacher during the week if they have questions about the work.
 
Jazz Combo  
FacilitatorJean Huckins
cjhuckins@att.net
(206) 782-6571
Teacher:  Robin Stangland
Age:  11 & up
Prerequisites:  Many years of instrument experience, play fluently, have teacher’s permission, and might need audition.
Cost:  $62 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$10 copy/supply fee per semester
Cost Details:  Parents play for free.
Text:  TBA
Description: This is an advanced level jazz class where we will be learning to improvise, play by ear, and transcribe jazz classics.  It is for advanced level musicians.  Everyone will be soloing each band class.  We will have piano, bass (upright or electric), drum set, guitar, trumpet, sax, flute, clarinet, trombone, cello, or violin.  Students must have many years of experience on their instrument and be able to play fluently.  We will perform at the band concerts, swing dance, and at a coffee house at the end of the year.  All performances are required.  If you have any questions, email Robin at stangla@comcast.net.
 
Latin I  
FacilitatorHyeKyung Seo
hk_seo2000@yahoo.com
(206) 853-2275
Teacher:  Analiisa Reichlin
Age:  12 & up
Cost:  $44 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$35 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  Latin Alive! Book One, Classical Academic Press, ISBN: 160051054X
or ISBN: 978-1600510540
Description: Influential author and academic Dorothy Sayers said, “The best grounding for education is the Latin grammar. I say this not because Latin is traditional and medieval, but simply because even a rudimentary knowledge of Latin cuts down the labor and pains of learning almost any other subject by at least 50 percent.” Studies also show that Latin students consistently outperform all other students on the verbal portion of the SAT, and continue to maintain a higher GPA in university. This comprehensive and rigorous class presents Latin in an engaging and enjoyable manner.  Students will solidify their understanding of English grammar by learning to conjugate and decline Latin words.  Students will also translate Latin sentences in a logical progression, using all eight parts of speech.  The relevance of Latin in history, ancient, and contemporary culture will be explored, and English vocabulary will increase through the study of derivatives.  90% of all polysyllabic English words come from Latin!  Readings adapted from Latin literature will also develop logic and problem solving skills.  Training in Roman culture, myths, and history will be done through arts integration and hands-on projects.  Students will be required to memorize noun and verb endings, as well as about 275 Latin words.  Students should expect to spend between 2.5 and 3 hours each week on homework outside of class.  Access to email and internet is required.  One high school language credit.
 
Open Study Hall  
FacilitatorNataliya Yevtushenko
ynat31@gmail.com
(425) 773-9950
Teacher:  No Teacher
Description: If a student is not enrolled in a class, they need to be in this room, in the quiet study hall, or in their car with their parent.  This study hall can only be used during or between your family’s classes.  It can NOT be used before your family's first class or after your family's last class.  Study hall students under eight must have an adult, who is directly responsible for them, in the room with them at all times.  This room is intended for visiting, games, or group activities.  Behavior and volume should reflect an appropriate indoor level, honoring both parents and fellow students.  Food and beverages are allowed.  Quiet studying is available in the quiet study hall or may be done in your car with parental supervision.
 
Photography  
FacilitatorKaren Friend
kfriend@live.com
(206) 355-6257
Teacher:  Rebecca Calvo
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $65 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$30 copy/supply fee per year
Description: This class will cover the basic functions of digital cameras, including DSLRs and point and shoots.  Students will gain confidence in their ability to handle their cameras, moving from the auto mode into the more specific program modes.  The emphasis of this class will be to use a creative approach to capturing images, allowing the students to find their own "voice" while understanding the basic elements of photography:  aperture, shutter, and ISO.  Students will need a basic digital camera, a laptop with wireless internet capability, and a working knowledge of their computer.  The student will also be using a photo editing program on their laptop and will receive help deciding on that program during class.  As a class, we will focus on encouraging developing a personal style and standards, working individually and as a team, giving and receiving constructive criticism, learning to catalog and organize photos, and producing an actual print.  Students will build their own portfolios and display their work twice during the school year.  They will be expected to use their cameras, edit, upload, and print their photos in class as well as at home. 
 
Quiet Study Hall  
FacilitatorStacey Taylor
hispeace73@gmail.com
(425) 335-3720
Teacher:  No Teacher
Description: If a student is not enrolled in a class, they need to be in this room, in the open study hall, or in their car with their parent.  This study hall can only be used during or between your family’s classes.  It can NOT be used before your family's first class or after your family's last class.  Study hall students under eight must have an adult, who is directly responsible for them, in the room with them at all times.  This study hall is intended for silent, independent studying.  It may also be used by parents who are quietly working with their students.  Visiting, group activities, or games are not allowed in this room.  Respectful behavior is expected.  Food and beverages are NOT allowed.  Quiet studying may also be done in your car with parental supervision.
 
Spanish 1B  
FacilitatorLisa Santos
lisabethels@gmail.com
(206) 412-2715
Teacher:  Maria Gray
Age:  14 & up
Prerequisites:  Spanish 1A or teacher’s permission.
Cost:  $58 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$20 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  1) Spanish is Fun Book 1, by Heywood Wald, 5th edition. Softbound, found at amscopub.com, ISBN: 9781634199285
2) Spanish is Fun Book 1, Fifth Edition, Cuaderno de Ejercicios, ISBN: 9781531106331
3) Possible 3rd paperback: Beginner’s Spanish Reader.  Will send e-mail by end of summer.  Approximate cost under $10.
Description: Join us as we continue to explore the world of written and oral Spanish.  This class builds upon what was learned in Spanish 1A.  Students will continue studying Spanish vocabulary and grammar as they work to improve their conversational skills.  This class will cover possessive and demonstrative adjectives, prepositions, numbers to 1,000, stem-changing verbs, irregular verbs, and the preterite tense.  We will supplement the text with projects, games, and quizzes.  This class is the second half of Spanish 1.  When you complete this class, you will have finished the first year of high school Spanish.  There are 3-4 hours of homework per week.
 
Turning on to Electronics  
FacilitatorCristy Ibarra
lovingpeopleforchrist@gmail.com
(425) 765-0770
Teacher:  Edward Morin
Age:  12 & up
Prerequisites:  Completion of 4th grade reading and math including ability to do simple decimal arithmetic and fractions.  Good manual dexterity and fine motor skills (i.e. working with small parts).  Ability and willingness to follow instructions to be safe and have fun.
Cost:  $70 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$75 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes all class consumables, worksheets, and take home project materials.
Description: Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of electricity and modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 200 years?  This course is an introduction to electricity and electronics.  Starting with Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta’s invention of the battery in 1800, we will embark on an exciting, hands-on journey across the timeline of electrical and electronic discovery and invention into the modern era.  Students will learn about basic electrical properties, batteries, electromagnetism, electronic components, semiconductors, integrated circuits, breadboard experimenting, and more through fun, hands-on activities using real electronic components.  Projects include making a battery, buzzer, motor, oscillators, and digital logic circuits.  Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way.  Students will be given optional opportunities to "dig deeper" by further researching and reporting on subjects related to the class activities.  All hands-on activities by students are “low-voltage” using common, consumer electronics batteries and do not require any soldering.  Later in the year when students have progressed in their knowledge and skills, the projects they will be working on will likely span class sessions.  To facilitate this, they will receive a toolbox (to keep if they wish) which will include wire cutters, pliers, multimeter, parts box, breadboard, jumper wires, and battery pack.  They will use it to store their current project and associated parts.  This enables them to save their work until the next class (and work on it outside of class if they wish and share what they are working on with others).
 
Wednesday, 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
American Constitution  
FacilitatorRobin McDuffie
chris_and_robin@msn.com
(425) 357-8071
Teacher:  Alex Binz
Age:  14 & up
Cost:  $50 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$30 copy/supply fee per year
Text:  1) The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, edited by Robert Scigliano, ISBN: 0375757864
2) The Constitutional Convention: A Narrative History from the Notes of James Madison, ISBN: 0812975170
Description: The United States Constitution is a masterpiece of political design.  It can also be terrifically intimidating to a student encountering it for the first time.  Why are there two houses of Congress?  What is the role of the states?  What exactly is the ‘Exceptions Clause’, what does it mean, and why does it cause most constitutional scholars to quake in their boots?  The purpose of this class is to introduce students to their government – both how it should work, and how it really works.  It will do so, however, by taking a historical approach.  Starting with the Articles of Confederation, students will encounter both the texts and contexts that led to the Constitution originally.  We will read essays from The Federalist and responses from the anti-Federalists, and study the Bill of Rights in depth.  After winter break, we will survey American political history by a detailed examination of the other major Amendments, key Supreme Court decisions, and pivotal events and elections that shaped that country we are and the government we have today.  This is a writing class: students should expect to write several five-paragraph essays throughout the year, in addition to a five-page research essay at the end of the year. 
 
High School Musical Production PS  Ends at 3:30
FacilitatorHeather Tate
8gr8tates@comcast.net
(206) 235-7966
Teacher:  Marianni Groves
Age:  15 & up
Cost:  $60 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$40 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Plus a $200-$275 Production Fee determined by number of actors enrolled and demands of the show.
Description: Serious drama, serious commitment, serious fun.  This class is for those who know they love theater and are ready to stretch themselves.  Expect line, music, and choreography memorization, fundraising, and production work; including sets, costumes, choreography, and much more.  This class requires preparation time of 1-5 hours a week outside of class.  Because drama is a team activity, all rehearsals and performances are mandatory.  Early in the year, there will also be a schedule handed out of mandatory outside-of-class-time rehearsals, most of which will be close to the production date.  Each family must agree to have their student at all of these rehearsals before the student accepts his/her part.  Regular attendance in class is also expected.  The parents in each family will be expected to attend several meetings throughout the year (probably during lunch hour) and to take on a production job.  Expect your production job to call for 20-50 hours throughout the year culminating toward production dates.  Each family will need to sign a contract agreeing to all of the above to confirm their enrollment in the class.  Our tech week dates are end of April to early May - definite dates TBD. 
 
Open Study Hall  
FacilitatorMelissa Sheffey
m.sheffey@comcast.net
(425) 444-0324
Teacher:  No Teacher
Description: If a student is not enrolled in a class, they need to be in this room, in the quiet study hall, or in their car with their parent.  This study hall can only be used during or between your family’s classes.  It can NOT be used before your family's first class or after your family's last class.  Study hall students under eight must have an adult, who is directly responsible for them, in the room with them at all times.  This room is intended for visiting, games, or group activities.  Behavior and volume should reflect an appropriate indoor level, honoring both parents and fellow students.  Food and beverages are allowed.  Quiet studying is available in the quiet study hall or may be done in your car with parental supervision.
 
The Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation  
FacilitatorSylvia Kemple
rickandsylviakemple@frontier.com
(425) 493-2837
Teacher:  Kari Renkema
Age:  11 - 13
Cost:  $60 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$35 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes notebook and most project and art materials.
Text:  1) The Story of the World, Volume 2: The Middle Ages, by Susan Wise Bauer
2) The Story of the World, Volume 2:  The Middle Ages Tests and Answer Key, by Elizabeth Rountree
3) D'Aulaire's Book of Norse Myths, by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
4) The King's Shadow, by Elizabeth Alder
5) The World of Columbus and Sons, by Genevieve Foster (for second semester)
6) The Shakespeare Stealer, by Gary Blackwood (for second semester)
Description: Vikings, knights, and castles, oh my!  Cathedrals, Charlemagne, and Shakespeare, oh my!  These are all parts of the exciting and dramatic history of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Reformation.  Come with us on an exciting journey as we study the fall of the Roman Empire; early Christianity as it spreads through Europe; the Vikings, Beowulf, and Barbarian invaders; Charlemagne and the feudal system of Middle Ages Europe; Robin Hood and Richard the Lion-hearted, chivalry and the Crusades; Martin Luther and the Reformation; and the Renaissance and famous artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo.  Along the way, we will read great historical fiction; be introduced to key works of literature, architecture, and art of the period; and study the geography.  Be prepared for some fun, hands-on activities to reinforce the material.  Every week there will be readings and sometimes map work, worksheets, and art projects to keep the work varied and interesting.  The teacher is flexible and open to working with students with special learning requirements.  
 
Turning on to Electronics  
FacilitatorLeslie Schmunk
schmunk4@gmail.com
(425) 876-3659
Teacher:  Edward Morin
Age:  10 - 13
Prerequisites:  Completion of 4th grade reading and math including ability to do simple decimal arithmetic and fractions.  Good manual dexterity and fine motor skills (i.e. working with small parts).  Ability and willingness to follow instructions to be safe and have fun.
Cost:  $70 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$75 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes all class consumables, worksheets, and take home project materials.
Description: Did you know that nearly all of the benefits of electricity and modern electronics that we enjoy today were only discovered or invented in the last 200 years?  This course is an introduction to electricity and electronics.  Starting with Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta’s invention of the battery in 1800, we will embark on an exciting, hands-on journey across the timeline of electrical and electronic discovery and invention into the modern era.  Students will learn about basic electrical properties, batteries, electromagnetism, electronic components, semiconductors, integrated circuits, breadboard experimenting, and more through fun, hands-on activities using real electronic components.  Projects include making a battery, buzzer, motor, oscillators, and digital logic circuits.  Significant discoveries and inventions, and the scientists and inventors behind them, will be highlighted along the way.  Students will be given optional opportunities to "dig deeper" by further researching and reporting on subjects related to the class activities.  All hands-on activities by students are “low-voltage” using common, consumer electronics batteries and do not require any soldering.  Later in the year when students have progressed in their knowledge and skills, the projects they will be working on will likely span class sessions.  To facilitate this, they will receive a toolbox (to keep if they wish) which will include wire cutters, pliers, multimeter, parts box, breadboard, jumper wires, and battery pack.  They will use it to store their current project and associated parts.  This enables them to save their work until the next class (and work on it outside of class if they wish and share what they are working on with others).
 
World Geography  
FacilitatorMelissa Twa
melissatwa@gmail.com
(425) 216-9185
Teacher:  Cyd Adler
Age:  11 - 14
Cost:  $60 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$35 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Includes teacher prepared notebook, handouts, mapmaking materials, and hands-on activities.
Text:  1) Geography Coloring Book, by Wynn Kapit, 3rd edition, 2nd edition also ok,  ISBN: 0131014722 or ISBN: 978-0131014725
2) Good set of 24 colored pencils
Description: In World Geography we will use elements of the popular "Mapping the World by Heart" curriculum to learn about where places are and the Geography Coloring Book to learn more about them.  We will also learn about the science of geography and physical systems, the uses of geography, why people live where they do, and the impact of people on their environments.  This class is very hands-on.  We will learn to use a graticule to draw our own world map and will be using blank maps to explore physical and political features of all the continents.  Homework will consist of reading and coloring plates in the Geography Coloring Book, answering study guide questions, and correcting "Quick Quizzes" which will take 1.5 - 3.5 hours per week.  There will also be a Country Report Display Board to complete before the end of the year.  Map making will primarily be done in class.
 
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Private Piano Lessons  
Teacher:  Robert Campbell
Cost:  $250 tuition, 1 of 4 payments;
$20 copy/supply fee per year
Cost Details:  Tuition covers eight, 30 minute lessons; longer lessons may be available for an additional cost.  The supply fee is for the spring recital.
Text:  Any required music books are to be purchased by the student or parents of the student.  In concerns to any music and materials used, all applicable copyright laws will be followed by students and the instructor.
Description: Robert Campbell’s desire is to make piano lessons fun and meaningful for all his students.  Beginning through advanced students are invited to take lessons with Robert.  For a free consultation, please see Robert on Monday or Wednesday or call him (425-273-5657) to schedule an appointment.  Most lessons are 30 minutes.  If this is the only Connections’ lesson/class you sign up for, you will need to register with Homeschool Connections by submitting a Registration Contract and paying the registration fee.
 
Last Modified:  Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 1:37:13 PM