Public Speaking 201

Public Speaking 201

Ages: 4th-6th

Class Size: 10-15 students

Need: 1 Parent Helper (if available-not necessary)

Cost: $5

Teacher:  Whitney Jones (

Public speaking is a process of delivering a speech to a group of people in order to influence, inform, or entertain them. Come refine your public speaking skill set in Public Speaking 201. One of the most valuable skills we can instill in our children is a firm foundation with the confidence to boldly speak truth in front of others. Join us for a semester learning how to do just that!

Snail Mail

Ages 6-10
50 minutes

Max students 12

Need 1 parent helper

Cost $5 per child.

Teachers: Laura (Elle) Burch and Amanda Biffar (

Students will bring a new address each week to class and compose an address book. We will learn about the US postal services and the history of it. Each week we will make a card to send to a family member or friend and address an envelope to be mailed. Families may request friends and family send snail mail to the students as well. Mail received by the students may be brought to class to show and tell as time allows. A trip to the post office will be attempted to be planned depending on covid restrictions and weather, and we hope to have a mail carrier visit class.

Take It Apart

Ages 6-10  
25 minute class
Teacher: Evan Pederson (

Class limit 15

Learn how things work by taking them apart! Each week we’ll take apart a small appliance, a radio, hair dryer, fan, etc. and see how they work.

Artwork Calendar Class

Artwork Calendar
 K- 4th grade (ages 5-10)
50 minute class

$5 per student to cover the cost of copies/supplies.

Class limit 20
Teacher: Rachel Jones (

Each week the group would receive a calendar page, to draw a picture on. I would provide examples of ideas to draw and include a step by step drawing guide to help them, or some of the older children may wish to draw their own design. (examples: January could be a penguin or snowman drawing, February maybe detailed hearts or groundhog, March rainbow or bumblebee, etc,etc.) In this class, we will also discuss and review days of the week, months of the year, holidays, and basically just how calendars work. At the end of the semester, we will bind the calendar pages and each student will have a completed 2022 calendar with their own artwork to take home, just in time for the new year.

Book Club — Edge of Dark Sea

Teacher: Rachel Baker (

Ages: 10-15 (I am willing to adapt ages based on maturity/interest)

Class Size: 20 students

Need: 1 Parent Helper

Cost: None (except purchasing the book, or borrowing it from the library for 12 weeks)

*There will be a few weeks I will request the students to bring very simple art supplies like pencils, posterboard, markers, etc.

Book Club: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson

“Once, in a cottage above the cliffs on the Dark Sea of Darkness, there lived three children and their trusty dog Nugget. Janner Igiby, his brother Tink, and their crippled sister Leeli are gifted children as all children are, loved well by a noble mother and ex-pirate grandfather. But they will need all their gifts and all that love to survive the evil pursuit of the venomous Fangs of Dang who have crossed the dark sea to rule the land with malice and pursue the Igibys who hold the secret to the lost legend and jewels of good King Wingfeather of the Shining Isle of Anniera.”
(Book description borrowed from The Rabbit Room website)

This is a fantastic adventure novel written by a Christian author. It is book one of a series called the Wingfeather Saga. Join us as we participate in a fun book discussion each week. Students will be reading approximately five chapters per week. I have a simple critical thinking guide for the novel which we will go through each class, as well as a few fun accompanying activities (such as making a map of Aerwiar, creating Peet’s sock hands, character/creature illustration bookmarks, etc). The critical thinking guide allows the students to dive deeper into the novel while learning about summarizing, literary elements, making connections, vocabulary, context clues, and so on. On the last day of class, we will watch the short film which depicts parts of this book.

Hands On Car Maintenance

Ages:  14+
Class size:  20
Instructor: Nicholas Bova
Background:  20 years as Mechanic for auto, boat, bus, trains.  Expertise in engines.
Helper:  Crystal Bova  (

This class is for new drivers or those with interest in cars.  The class will be outside.  Students will get hands on skills, learning all the fluids a vehicle needs and how to check and fill them, how to do an oil change, replace filters, change a battery, jump start a vehicle, check tires and tire pressure, rotate tires and check brake pads, etc.  This class will be focused on what the students need or want to learn.  If there is inclement weather, class will meet inside and watch videos or work on smaller equipment like mowers, blowers, dirt bikes, etc.

Supplies needed:  Closed toed shoes, appropriate attire, pencil, notebook.

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