Kindergarten - 3rd Grade (K-3rd- Groups 1,2,3)

Kindergarten students must be age 5 by September 1, 2017.

FEE: $ 50


STEM Science  (All)   (1 hour)


Each week students will be given a new hands-on challenge to explore and work through individually or in small groups (2-3). They will use a variety of materials as they follow the Engineering Design Process to brainstorm, design, build and test their ideas. Challenges will include making a troll resistant bridge , a scooter bot as well as other intriguing challenges. The focus of this class will be science exploration rather than academic.


Lori has provided many hands-on classes for fellow homeschoolers over a 15 year span. Her favorite learning experiences to bring to the children are science, art history and country studies. In her spare time she enjoys time with her family (husband- Dave , 3 children, 8 grandchildren) ,quilting and organizing.


 Rock and Roll:  Rocks, Minerals, & Soil (Group 1 only- generally K/1st)
        Students will be engaged in hands on learning as they explore rocks, minerals, and soil!  They will use science           journals to record their findings and expand their thinking.  They will make observations, classify and sort rocks           and minerals, and learn some of the uses for rocks and minerals.  Then, they will spend some time "digging"               into soil to discover its' components and learn the importance of good soil!  They might even get a chance to               observe one of soils good friends.....the wiggly earthworm!!

            Chelsea Anderson has her Masters in Elementary Education and BA in Biology from Truman State                         University.  She has taught 5th and 6th grade science in the public school system, served as a lead Title I              teacher in public and parochial schools, and assisted with various children's ministries.  She thoroughly                 enjoys being a stay at home mom with her three daughters.  She is originally from Illinois and moved to                 Minnesota nine years ago.  She has been married to her husband, Trent, for ten years.  They have lived in             Wabasha for four years.

Adventures in Cartography  (Groups 2 &3 only-- generally 1st/2nd and 2nd/3rd) (1 hour)

Mapping the USA has never been so fun.  Do you wear tennis shoes, sneakers or gym shoes?  Do you use a drinking fountain, water fountain or a bubbler?  By answering these questions, chances are, I can tell where you’re from!  Students will be introduced to cartography and through the use of mnemonics, visuals, songs, and charting, will memorize the location of most of the states and become familiar with our country’s landmarks, accents, dialects and culture.  


Jenny Doty was born and raised in Rochester.  She met her husband of 21 years, Jon, while attending Minnesota Bible College.  There, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Christian Education.  They have two daughters ages 18 and 12.  Jenny has 7 years experience teaching Kindergarten - 1st grade at a local Christian school as well as teaching civics, science, & writing units to 2nd-6th graders. She loves the outdoors and sharing her enthusiasm for God’s creation.

PUBLIC SPEAKING (20 minutes)

DESCRIPTION: One time during the session, each student will have the opportunity to share in front of their class about a a favorite pet, family outing, special project, interesting information about a historical place, something they're studying, etc.


GYM (40 minutes)

DESCRIPTION: Fun group & skill games

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