Learn Bravely offers four, one hour classes. Our classes are small, with approximately eight students in each group.

Our daily schedule:

10:00 am – Session one

11:00 am – Session two

Noon – Lunch and recess

1:00pm – Session three

2:00om – Session four

**All classes are subject to change depending on the availability of facilitators and resources. These courses are not listed in order of school day.**

Spring 2017

Lower Elementary (5K – 3rd)

  • Astronomy / Dangerous Nature – Two 6-week sessions engaging children in hands-on explorations of earth and space science.
  • Show and Tell / Community Jobs – A combination of sharing our own interests and learning about those that shape a wide variety of occupations in our community.
  • Games, Shapes, and Patterns – Interactive mathematics showing how fun mathematical concepts can be!

Upper Elementary (4th – 7th)

  • Book Club – We’ll discuss and act out narrative and plot elements from one or more books we choose. Reading may need to begin in January for students.
  • Introduction to Coding – Come learn the basics of coding with Scratch and other user-friendly platforms.
  • Sewing / Fiber Crafts – Beginners will practice basic skills with weaving, crotchet, and stitching. We’ll use a variety of tools, including sewing machines.

*May be assigned limited homework. It will be optional, and could be useful for collaboration with classmates.*

Middle-High School (7th – 12th)

  • Computer Science – Starting with the most basic computer skills and building toward programming and blog design, this class can even be a valuable tool for students who wish to CLEP computer science.
  • Brain Games – Students will explore how the brain works through readings, discussion, and of course, games!
  • Writing Workshop – Dive into creative and academic writing by honing skills and working with other students to master the writing process. We will focus on a variety of genres and techniques.

*These classes are designed to guide students through credited courses, with the bulk of work done independently or through self-motivated collaboration with classmates. They will not completely replace parent/ student prepared study or assignments.*

Choice (mixed age-group learning)

  • Master Chef – Basic and advanced cooking techniques based on a variety of international foods.
  • Mythbusters – Busting common myths by putting the scientific method into action.
  • Drama and Theater Arts – Improv, film-making, and much more!

* These classes will all take place during the same hour. Children will be able to sign up in advance for those that interest them, with three 4-week sessions occurring during the term. They can try each class or stick with one subject during all 12 weeks. Classes will emphasize skills appropriate to all age groups and encourage positive mixed-age interactions.

 

Fall 2016

Lower Elementary (5K – 3rd)

  • Nature Journals – Let’s take a walk in the woods and make a lovely handmade journal to savor the memories
  • How the States Got Their Shapes/ U.S. Geography – Come solve the puzzle of U.S. geography in a fun, interactive journey across the fifty states
  • Yoga and Free Play – An introduction to yoga and other fun, creative methods for relaxation, intermingled with free time for snacks and play 
  • Puppetry and Theater – A mixture of storytelling and puppetry using a puppet stage, this class explores drama with hands-on fun.

Upper Elementary (4th – 7th)

  • Engineering Design Process – How do engineers, inventors, and builders make their ideas come to life? Learn how to use the engineering design process to take tinkering to a whole new level.
  • War Games – (combination class with middle-high school) Explore the history of war through physical activity, strategy, and basic survival.
  • Writing Bravely – Take writing step by step in this introduction to the writing process. This creative writing workshop explores a variety of genres and allows for both guided and independent writers.
  • Board Games – Practice strategic reasoning by playing a variety of board games, then we’ll use our creativity to create our own.

*May be assigned limited homework. It will be optional, and could be useful for collaboration with classmates.*

Middle-High School (7th – 12th)

  • Computer Science – (two hour block) Starting with the most basic computer skills and building toward programming and blog design, this class can even be a valuable tool for students who wish to CLEP computer science.
  • War Games – (combination class with upper elementary) Explore the history of war through physical activity, strategy, and basic survival.
  • Writing Workshop – Dive into creative and academic writing by honing skills and working with other students to master the writing process. We will focus on a variety of genres and techniques.

*These classes are designed to guide students through credited courses, with the bulk of work done independently or through self-motivated collaboration with classmates. They will not completely replace parent/ student prepared study or assignments.*