Summer School Course Catalog 2010

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Summer School Course Catalog 2010

  1. 1. Summer Classes 2010 Course Catalog Upper and Lower Academy ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the Kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together PSP: Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 1 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  2. 2. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the Kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together PSP: Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 2 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  3. 3. Summer Classes 2009 Day & Time Class Name Mentor-Teacher Room Cost Wednesday Get Fit in 6 weeks Migi Oey Fellowship $120 9:00-11:30 Hall Wednesday Hip Hope & Jazz Summer Intensive (begins June 16 Jessica Allen Auditorium 1 $120 9:00-11:30 and ends July 21) Wednesday Conversational Spanish Rosi Adams Firesude $120 9:00-11:30 Wednesday Reading Intensive Gail Efting 10 $120 9:00-11:30 Wednesday Beginning & Intermediate Sewing Lesslie & Rhonda Room 11 $120 9:00-11:30 Irwin Wednesday Math Mania Jere Allen Kidzone $69 9:00-11:30 Wednesday Emotional & Spiritual Health Kara Lawman Small Chapel $120 9:00-11:30 Wednesday Vocal Lessons or Piano Lessons (1/2 hour Jessica Allen Youth Room $135 9:00-11:30 individual lessons) Wednesday The Bread Quest (a Bible Study and learning how to Helene Lee Large $120 9:00-11:30 bake bread) Kitchen Wednesday Tae Kwon Do (1:45-2:30 pm only, 45 minutes only, Jeff King Fellowship $69 12:00-2:30 $69 for 6 weeks) Hall Wednesday Vocal & Choreography Summer Intensive Jessica Allen Auditorium 1 $120 12:00-2:30 Wednesday Beginning Painting Migi Oey Fireside $120 12:00-2:30 Wednesday So You Want to be an Author? Gail Efting Room 10 $120 12:00-2:30 Wednesday Beginning & Intermediate Guitar Class Chris Adams Room 11 $120 12:00-2:30 Wednesday CEO Technology Marketing Jere Allen Kidzone $120 12:00-2:30 Wednesday IEW Writing Intensive Cheryl Meng Small Chapel $120 12:00-2:30 Wednesday Vocal Lessons or Piano Lessons Jessica Allen Youth Room $135 12:00-2:30 Wednesday Scientific Secret Formulas Helene Lee Kitchen $120 12:00-2:30 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the Kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together PSP: Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 3 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  4. 4. Course Catalog Get Fit in 6 weeks! 9:00-11:30 am, Period 1 Course Title: Get Fit in 6 Weeks! Focus: This is a fun fitness class that will help build endurance and strength Mentor-Teacher: Migi Oey Course Length: 6 weeks, every Wednesday Type of Class: Group class through Heart Academy When: Wednesday, 9:00-11:30 am Fee payable to Migi Oey: $120 for six weeks, No price breaks if the family is on vacation. Credit Classification: Upper Academy Only, grades 7-12 Minimum & Maximum Class Size: 5+ Questions: Migi Oey, 408-687-7310 or migioey@sbcglobal.net Course Description: This is a Fun fitness class that will help build endurance and strength. Accountability is vital to achieving weight and fitness goals. Class time will focus on nutrition, stretching & yoga, building muscle, and increasing endurance. Cardio exercises like walking; jogging, Kick-boxing and circuit training will be implemented weekly. Students are expected to complete certain exercise during the week. Bring to class every day: Yoga mats, exercise wear and walking shoes, and water. If you already have hand weights, yoga balls or cardio-step, please bring to class About Your Mentor-Teacher: See the end of this document Contacting the Teacher: The best way to contact Mrs. Oey is by emailing her at migioey@sbcglobal.net or phoning her at 408 687-7310. Please use this number only for very short calls. Hip-Hop/Jazz Summer Intensive – 9:00-11:30, Period 1 Main Focus: We will stretch, learn Hip-Hop/Jazz routines and have some fun! We will have a little performance at the end of the session. Mentor-Teacher: Jessica Allen Grades: 3-8 Course Length: Six sessions, Credit Classification: Performing Arts Type of Class: Group Class through HEART Academy Questions: Email Jessica Allen at jea4him@comcast.net Recommendation/Prerequisites: Likes to dance! When: Wednesday, Hip-Hop 9:00-10:00 am, Jazz 10:15-11:15 am Class Fee payable to Jessica Allen: 75$ for one class, $120 combined for six sessions Minimum: 5 students ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the Kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together PSP: Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 4 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  5. 5. Course Description: Are you tired of raunchy dancing? Not sure what a dance studio will be teaching your child? In HEART Academy‘s Hip-Hop/Jazz Intensive, we will be using fun and funky yet appropriate moves and music. During the first 20 minutes of each class, we will be stretching and learning some across the floors. Then we will apply them by learning a fun Hip-Hop Combination! After we learn our combo, we will take a 15-30 minute break to switch our minds to Jazz. We might take a walk or just rest so if you would like, bring a snack. After the break, we will stretch again in more detail, go across the floor, maybe some bar work, and then work on another JAZZ combo. All in all, your child will be learning 1-2 combos for the whole six weeks in EACH class or 2-3 combos in all. Not only does dance teach you ―dancing‖ but also helps with fine motor skills, body language and over all confidence. Class Expectations: Students in the class are to treat their teachers and the peers with kindness and respect. Handing in Assignments; Just be sure the practice during the week! The more you practice the more you can learn in that short amount of time. Bring to class every day: Wear clothes you can stretch and play in. No jewelry, or rhinestones on the shirts. NO JEANS OR SKIRTS. Hair is to be pulled back in braids or ponytail. Materials: Binder paper. If it helps, write down your steps during the break! Grading and Assessment: If you would like to schedule a meeting with me, I can meet with you individually and discuss your progress. About Your Mentor-Teacher: See the end of this document. Contacting the Teacher: If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to send Jessica Allen an e-mail at jea4him@comcast.net or call at (408) 712-8057 or my Home phone at (408) 251-8147 Assignments for the first week: Who is your favorite dancer? Bring a picture of them to the first day of class. Feel free to pick someone from any genre of time! Is it Gene Kelly or Hawk from SYTYCD? Dance is always evolving so it is important to know the variety of the ages. Parents: Pssst! Adults and parents! Have you secretly wanted to learn some hip-hop or Jazz too? You know you have. This might be the perfect opportunity to get some exercise and have some fun! I have had an adult student join my Jazz class before and she said it was the perfect pace and she had tons of fun. Even if you don‘t want to perform at the end, feel free to join us! Students: Come with a willing attitude to learn, have fun and try new things. ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ask questions! There is no such thing as a stupid question because someone else in the class probably has the same question. Conversational Spanish, 9:00 to 11:30, Period 1 Course Title: Conversational Spanish Mentor-Teacher: Rosi Adams Course Length: Six weeks Type of Class: Group class through Heart Academy When: Wednesdays, from 9:00 to 11:30 (June 23 to July 28, 2010) Fee payable to Rosi Adams: $120 for six weeks, No price breaks if the family is on vacation. Credit Classification: 7th grade and up, including adults.   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 5 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  6. 6. Material fee: $5.00 one time only Minimum class: 2 Questions: : Rosi Adams dale_a7@yahoo.com (Write Spanish class in the subject line please, otherwise I will delete it, thanks, ) you can call me at home (408)292-0872 or at my cell (408)230-1953. Course Description: This Spanish class will take the student at the level he/she is at. Whatever level you are we can work with, either for simple conversations, to get familiar with Spanish or to concentrate with a specific area you need help with. If you are new at Spanish, we will concentrate in teaching you Spanish in a fun environment. The text will provide tools to extend your Spanish vocabulary in order to eventually be able to speak and understand Spanish. We will be using different books, games, tapes and visuals to enhance your learning process of Spanish. If you are already familiar with Spanish, I will provide you with the tools to be able to meet Spanish speaking people and have friendly simple conversations, to introduce yourself and your family to others, to order a meal in a restaurant, etc, to help you socialize and being able to communicate in Spanish. The students will learn basic vocabulary, work on their pronunciation, and have the chance to practice during the classroom and enhance their conversational ability. This course is for all ages. Depending on how many students and their level, we may be able to use your curriculum which you are already using at school or work. Required Texts: I have recorded a CD to supplement this book, no need to buy it with tape. http://www.ubah.com/ecommerce/details.asp?sid=D0036&gid=18473905&title=First+1000+Span+with+Tape+%26++Workbook &sqlwhere=+Titles%2EID+In+%28Select+ProductID+From+vCategoryGroupsItems+Where+CategoryID+%3D520%29 or www.ubah.com in or you can borrow it from your Public Library 2. I will provide the conversations and their recording, as needed. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE IT OR IF YOU CAN BORROW IT ONLY. ISBN: 978-1-4000-2132-1 (1-4000-2132-4) Make sure it has these ISBN # please, otherwise you will be buying the wrong item. http://www.amazon.com or http://usedmarketplace.borders.com/booksearch or borrow it from previous students. Course Requirements: My commitment is to provide instruction and encouragement as you learn to speak Spanish. At the end of the class I will announce the homework. I will send an email early next week, only to remind you of the assignment for that week. Please read it at the beginning of every week and use it as a working guide. Once you have read the assignment email, print it and store it in your binder for future reference. Bring to class: 1. Your workbooks 2. Your homework 3. A binder to storage your homework and attachments I may email to you 4. pencil 5. pen 6. lined paper 7. Zippered pocket for pencils, erasers, Vocabulary CD‗s, etc. Assignment Criteria: Assignments are given weekly. You will have to study daily if possible in order for you to learn to speak Spanish. Your work will include, reading, memorizing and listening to your CDs to educate your hearing to the Spanish sounds. Attendance: Your attendance in class will give you the information, discussion and guidance you will need to really take full advantage of your work at home.   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 6 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  7. 7. Spanish Workload (what to expect) • Vocabulary Words and conversations – Memorization, memorization, memorization. • Willingness to speak during class time in order for me to see your progress Spanish for the First Week: I will send an email for homework when I know who the students are and their knowledge so far with Spanish. Classroom Expectations: WILLING HEART & MIND – a willing heart & mind to learn will prepare you for a lifetime of learning.-LISTEN ACTIVELY – you can‗t learn anything without listening to others. COME PREPARED – have materials with you with your assignments finished. About your teacher: See the end of this document. Contacting the Teacher: Please contact Mrs. Adams if there are any questions during the year. The best way to contact Mrs. Adams is via email at dale_a7@yahoo.com. The next best way is by phone (408)292-0872 or if urgent (408) 230-1953 Teacher Assistant Position Available: Depends on the size of the group. Summer Reading Intensive – 9:00-11:30 pm, Period 1 Course Title: Summer Reading Intensive Mentor-Teacher: Gail Efting Course Length: 6 weeks Type of Class: Group class through Heart Academy When: Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:30 am Cost: $120 for six weeks, No price breaks if the family is on vacation. Credit Classification: Upper Academy younger students with permission, only Material Fee: none Minimum & Maximum Class Size: No Minimum, Maximum – 18 students Questions: Email Gail Efting eftinggail@aol.com Credit: High School Literature or English – one semester (with additional reading through the summer). This course can be taken for Honors credit. Prerequisite: None Course Description: High School and College English work requires the ability to read well, not just in terms of comprehension or recognition of vocabulary, but also, inspectionally, analytically, and syntopically. Often these additional forms of reading, and their appropriate usage, are not directly taught. This course is designed to help students work through How to Read a Book, practicing the skills and developing the habits which empower the students to read effectively, while training the students in discernment, so that they can know which reading type is appropriate to each assignment or endeavor. Students who participate develop a strong foundation for proficiency in all types of reading necessary for college and adult life. This class will prepare them to understand and enjoy the great writings of any era in history they will be studying at HEART or elsewhere. Instruction will be provided in the underlying theories, specific practices, habits to build and analysis methodology, as well as lots of practice in class. Critiques explain successes and delineate problems needing further work. Integral to this format is a substantial   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 7 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  8. 8. meta-cognitive dialogue between the teacher and other students about reading, in class, and ongoing peer discussion, in response to student questions and observations. Sentence level issues of grammar are not the main focus of instruction, but students who require assistance in this area will receive it, as time allows. The teacher will help students understand that familiarity with conventions of standard written English are part of what marks a careful, learned reader. This level focuses on types of thoughtful reading and analysis. Students discover the correlation between experience, ideas and point of view. They learn that good reading includes finding thematic patterns and insightful connections as they develop their reading skills. Honors credit: Honors credit s available for this class. Honors courses are generally valued more highly in transcript GPA calculations because they are more demanding. If your student completes work at honors levels we can help you with your assessment and grade calculations. Students who request honors work will be held to a higher standard, both in terms of the level of effort in class and the depth of thoughtful analysis in commentaries and other submissions. As the teacher of record, the parent can expect to discuss the ideas and materials we cover in class, with your student at home. Please let Gail Efting know, immediately, if you will be doing honors work. Course Content: Summer Reading Intensive 2010-2011, will focus on application of critical thinking skills to continued development of the four levels of reading well. If your student is not yet in Junior High School, this class might still be appropriate for him/her, since this class is reading, thinking, and discussion based. Contact Gail Efting for more information. This course is designed to fulfill prerequisite requirements for Introduction to the Classics – Ancient Literature, 2010 – 2011. Course Requirements: My commitment is to provide instruction and encouragement to you. I will be available to help you develop skills in accurate observation and analysis, and in communication - both written and verbal. I will also provide material and training which will be beneficial in critical thinking and discernment as well as specific information which will be practically useful in more advanced High School and College courses. An assignment sheet will be made available every week. It is designed as a communication device for you, to clarify your weekly work process and help you focus on some of the issues we are discussing in class. Please read it at the beginning of every week and use it as a working guide. Once you have read the assignment sheet, please discuss it with your parent(s) and use it as a foundation of your weekly work together. Store each assignment sheet in your binder for future reference. The commitment requested of each student is to be in class ready to start on time for every session, to submit required paperwork on time, to come to class with assignments completed appropriately, prepared to observe, listen, learn, think, participate, and contribute at his/her BEST ―as unto the Lord‖. This class requires extensive thought and work. Students will get out of the class what they put into the class, no less, no more. The commitment requested of each parent is to participate with your student in class at HEART whenever possible and maintain an interactive relationship with them around the process. Parent involvement in the classes on Fridays, discussion at home, and personal evaluation of students' work are very important to maintain the parent / student bond, encourage integration of the learning process between HEART classes and home, and allow the students to see you as their primary counsel and guide. This is a priority to us, as our purpose is to partner with you, not to replace you. Attendance: This class uses intensive discussion as a principle tenant of the learning process. Your attendance in class will give you the information, discussion, and guidance you will need to really take full advantage of your work at home. Every class or assignment   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 8 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  9. 9. you miss will make the learning process more cumbersome for you. If you have scheduled to miss a class for any reason, please let us know as soon as YOU know, so that we have time to prepare support material for you, for the class you will be missing. Courtesy mandates communication. Class Expectations: Real learning is exciting, stimulating and tremendously interesting. It has intrinsic rewards of discovery, growth and realization. Every student should feel free to embrace the joy of learning without distraction. In this class, students are encouraged to put in the effort to take every thought captive to obedience in Jesus Christ, ready to give an answer with gentleness and respect, considering one another ahead of themselves. Nothing will be permitted in the classroom which distracts students from the thrilling process of learning. All students should come to class ready to be attentive, courteous, interactive and teachable. Assignment Criteria: Assignments are given weekly. However, in order to give you the flexibility which is so important to the homeschool experience, I will adjust your assignments to match your summer schedule. Please let me know at the beginning of the class what scheduling needs to be changed for your student. It is the student‘s responsibility to make specific time commitments for submission of projects, and to manage time and activities properly in order to keep those commitments, completing assignments thoughtfully and with excellence. Some of these processes take practice and may be difficult at first. However, with perseverance they will become automatic and valuable skills. I will be there to guide you through this process. Some work will be due weekly, and reading will be necessary almost every day to absorb and solidify the habits we are building. Growth in life is based, to a large degree, on perseverance. Because of the nature of student centered teaching, students will get just as much benefit (guidance, feedback, help and growth) as they contribute of their own effort to the learning process. It‘s that simple. For example, if you want to be an excellent reader, and are willing to review your observations say, eight or ten times, I will continue to work with you to improve your discernment and skill in that area and give constructive feedback and guidance on your observations, eight or ten times. Basically, you get the benefit of a skilled mentor to help you move toward your objectives in proportion to your own perseverance and use of available resources. Materials: READING INTENSIVE NOTE BOOK (please bring every week) Binder 8 ½ X 11, at least 1 inch deep, with front and back page protectors on the outside College ruled paper Notebook dividers (at least 6) including sections labeled; Assignment Sheets (empty until given) New Words and Definitions (college ruled paper) Notes (college ruled paper) Book Research Materials (empty until procured) Written Analysis / Feedback (empty until received) Portable hole punch (these fit onto the binder posts) ZIP POCKET which fits into the binder, containing Colored pencils (at least 8 colors) Erasable pens (blue or black), at least 4   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 9 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  10. 10. Large eraser You will never have your notebook examined by the teacher in this class, but you WILL be required to quickly locate specific documentation or information in it, so put it together in such a way that you can find things FAST. You may put them together in any way that works best for YOU. Remember, you are accountable for how USABLE your binder is for YOU. Workload: All classes taught by Gail Efting are student and family centered. You, as teacher of record, determine whether your student will be working at middle, high school, or honors levels. If your student is working at high school levels, there are several ways to determine workload, based on how you plan to calculate high school course credit. Determination before the class begins, of the method to be used, makes the workload planning and record keeping process much easier. Feel free to discuss this with Gail Efting at any time. One relatively easy method of valuation is based on the number of hours of coursework completed in the year. Generally, 5 hours of work per week for 16 weeks is measured as 5 HS credits per year. Honors work, of course, will require more time and effort. If you choose to use this method, it will be helpful to you to keep track of hours spent. An Academic Hour Check–off Sheet is available at the end of the course catalogue. Grading and Assessment: HEART Academy‘s function as a Co-op (not a school) precludes Mentor-Teachers from assigning grades. Since we only experience your students‘ participation one day out of five, we really cannot fairly evaluate all of their attitudes, challenges or efforts. The ultimate decisions about grades rest with you, the teacher of record. We do want to do everything we can to assist you in this endeavor. Upon registration in this class, Gail Efting will be contacting you to set up a time to meet, to discuss your goals and desires in this area, and to assist you in planning the evaluation process. She will be available to parents through the year, as needed, to assist you in evaluating performance against priorities, answer questions, or simply be a sounding board for discussion. Our goal is to support and mentor you as you have need in the homeschooling process, including helping you get comfortable with the appropriate assignment of grades. A teacher created evaluation will be provided for every student, which may be used as record of accomplishment for students planning to attend college, and to facilitate your efforts in ascertaining grades for your report cards. All evaluations have the number of assignments completed, a description of challenges and accomplishments, a review of analysis style and participation, and recommendations for future work. The student name and course, date of completion, and Mentor-Teacher signature are also included. Curriculum REQUIRED: How to Read a Book, Adler, Van Doren Reading Between the Lines, Veith Additional original works, as assigned Honors Text: How to Read Slowly, Sire Recommended Reference:   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 10 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  11. 11. The Little, Brown Compact Handbook About Your Mentor-Teacher Contacting the Teacher: The best way to contact ? is via email ?. The next best way is by phone at ? or in case of immediate need, by cell phone at ?. Please use this number only for very short calls. Assignments for the first week: As soon as you read through this Info Sheet, IMMEDIATELY send Gail Efting an e-mail (the address is listed above). In the subject line enter ―SRI‖ and your name. In the body of the e-mail, in a well written paragraph, describe a book which interests you or about which you are curious. Tell me; 1) what it is and who wrote it, 2) why you are interested in this book and, 3) whether you have read the book being described. Send me this e-mail no later than June 12th. If you have any questions about this assignment, feel free to call or send a note. Make sure that you have your Reading Intensive Notebook put together (see above, frontal page follows) and that everything listed is in it and easy to find. Fill out the Student Info Sheet and put it in your binder, for the first day of class. Make sure that you have ALL of the required texts, ready to go. Bring all of these books with you to the first class. Read through the Preface of How to Read a Book Beginning Sewing & Intermediate Sewing, 9:00-11:30, Period 1 Course Title: Beginning Sewing Mentor-Teacher: Leslie Irwin & Rhonda Irwin Course Length: 5 weeks, summer session (No class 7/21) Type of Class: Group class through Heart Academy When: Wednesdays June 23rd – July 28, 2010 (No class 7/21) Cost: $100 Lab Fee: $15 one time only Minimum & Maximum Class Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 10 Questions: Leslie & Rhonda Irwin, irwinr@pacbell.net (408) 243-4352 Prerequisite: Age 7+. The recommended starting age for more advanced projects is starting at 12 years old, however, each child is different so, the age is a rough guideline. If you are just starting sewing lessons, beginning project lesson levels are required before starting more advanced projects, regardless of age. Other Prerequisite: Provide your own machine and manual. Purchase fabric, thread, notions and pillow form as listed. Bring needles, pin cushion, scissors, pins, & seam ripper to class. Course Description: Basic hand sewing and beginning machine skills. Topics to Be Covered: Skills: hemming (folding and ironing a hem), slip-stitch, button application, sewing on a machine (parts of a machine, threading a machine, filling a bobbin, stitching paper designs, and stitching on fabric), measuring oneself for pattern size and reading pattern envelopes.   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 11 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  12. 12. Class Expectations: Expect to construct some creative projects through the art of sewing. Projects may include: pillow, tote bag, fleece blanket, book cover, needle holder, skirt, pajama pants. Bring to class every day: Sewing machine, fabric, thread, notions and pillow form as listed. Bring needles, pin cushion, scissors, pins, & seam ripper to class. Materials: Tote Bag Sewing Project 3/4 yard of fabric (cotton broadcloth, lightweight denim, gingham) No stripes or plaids. 3/4 yard of light weight cotton for the lining. Pillow Sewing Project 1 16‖x 16‖ pillow form 1 yard of fabric (cotton broadcloth, lightweight denim, gingham) No stripes or plaids. 68‖ (approximately) of trim Other materials will be added as projects are completed. Students will be notified by e-mail. About Your Mentor-Teacher Leslie Irwin is a senior at The King‘s Academy. She has used her sewing skills to create many costumes for her various drama productions, from ball gowns to capes to flapper dresses. Leslie also served as the Costume Director for Grace Dance Academy‘s What Can I Get For A Rib? summer musical in 2009. This is her second year teaching sewing for HEART academy. Rhonda Irwin earned her Girl Scout sewing badge. Contacting the Teacher: The best way to contact Leslie and Rhonda is via email irwinr@pacbell.net. The next best way is by phone at (408) 243-4352 or in case of immediate need, by cell phone at (408) 472-0067. Please use this number only for very short calls. Assignments for the first week: Purchase or borrow sewing machine. Purchase sewing notions. Notions include: Pins, Pincushion, Measuring Tape, Thimble, Hand Needles, Straight Shears, Seam Ripper, Bobbins (to fit machine size). Purchase fabric for tote bag (as described above). Math Mania – 9:00-11:30 am, Period 1 Course Title: Math Mania Mentor-Teacher: Jere Allen Course Length: 6 weeks Type of Class: Group class through Heart Academy When: Wednesdays, 9:00-11:30 am Cost: $120 for six weeks, No price breaks if the family is on vacation. Credit Classification: grades 3-8 Lab or material Fee: $10   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 12 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  13. 13. Minimum & Maximum Class Size: 5 and 12 Questions: Jere Allen, heartacademy@comcast.net Prerequisite: Your student needs to have basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills to actively participate in this class. Other Prerequisite: A desire to think out of the box. Our theme for the Summer will be "Getting Into Shape." This will be project oriented Course Description: learning where students will work individually and in teams around concepts relating to problem solving, geometry, patterns, algebraic manipulation, and more. Students should be prepared to rack their brains and bodies as we will have some very active learning opportunities. The focus will be to develop mathematical thinking, problem solving skills and a true enjoyment of math. We will incorporate games and activities throughout the class to reinforce learning with certificates of accomplishment. We hope to expose students to the huge world of math and inspire them to become more willing to explore and enjoy it. Because this course is not based on any one curriculum but is supportive of many, any interested student can be successful. This class is an enrichment course and should NOT be used as a replacement for a traditional math textbook or curriculum. Our class time will be spent in the following three main types of learning: Topics to Be Covered: 1) Topic or Lesson- We will cover a math topic or a problem solving technique focused on processes, terminology, and secrets to success. Games, riddles, and hands on activities will help round out the learning and add an element of fun. 2) Mental Math- We will have fun using tricks to help students for mental math computation. We will practice as a group and improve our speed and accuracy. 3) Team Problem Solving- The students will be broken down into groups and given math challenge problems to introduce them to group problem solving. Class Expectations: Students will be expected to come to class ready to learn and think out of the box. Handing in Assignments: There willbe no homework assigned, but students will be encouraged to practice or try out some of the things they learn on family and friends. Bring to class every day: Pencils, scissors, compass, an 8 ½ x 11-inch binder or folder to keep their work, and large grid graph paper Materials: We will be providing and using manipulatives such as "Link It Cubes," "Pattern Blocks," "Popsicle Sticks," etc. About Your Mentor-Teacher   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 13 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  14. 14. Contacting the Teacher: The best way to contact is via email at heartacademy@comcast.net. The next best way is by phone at (408)655-4597. Teacher Assistant Position Available: Yes. Please contact me if you are interested so that we can discuss this opportunity. Assignments for the first week: Send me an email at least one week prior to class telling me about yourself: name, favorite ice cream, current level in math, and a math riddle you've heard and liked (if you have one). Shhhh, don't tell anyone as we will share these in our first class. Parents: Please join us for the classes if you can. Students: Here's one to get you thinking. How can the following be true - start with nineteen, take away one, and end up with twenty. Emotional and Spiritual Health for Teens, 9:00-11:30, Period 1 Mentor-Teacher: Dr. Kara Lawman Course Length: 6 week Intensive, 2.5 hours per day, equivalent to one semester Credit: Successful completion can be used to satisfy requirements for Practical Psychology or Bible. When: Wednesdays, 9:00-11:30 am Fee Payable to Kara Lawman: $150 for the course Materials Fee: $10 Recommended: Upper Academy Type of course: Group class through HEART Academy Questions: Email Kara Lawman at K.lawman@btinternet.com Course Description: This course is about looking into God‘s word for His emotional laws and then applying it to our lives. James 1:25 says, “But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom and continues to do this not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it-he will be blessed in what he does.” We will cover such topics as:  Taking every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. 2 Corinthians 10v5  Being transformed by the renewing of our minds-by identifying mistaken beliefs and replacing them with the truth in God‘s Word. Romans 12 v1-2  Stewardship of ourselves -taking responsibility for our feelings, attitudes and beliefs. Galations 6v7-8  Focusing on our heart –Are we motivated by love or is our behavior governed by internal compulsion e.g. guilt or externally by others opinions, control or manipulation? Proverbs 4 v23  Finding and fulfilling our purposes in Christ –learning to stay focused on a goal. Learning to say no to ourselves and others that would distract us. Hebrews 12 v1-2  How to handle anger. Ephesians 4v26-2  Learning to be content in all circumstances. Philipians 4v12  Learning to handle stress and worry. Matthew 6:25   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 14 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  15. 15. Material Used in the Course:  Bible  Material from our ―Stress Management Courses based on Biblical Principles‖.  DVD‘s by Townsend and Cloud including ‗Boundaries‘  Renewing The Mind by Equipping Ministries Required Texts  The Holy Bible in which you can write and highlight.  Renewing The Mind Class Notes by Equipping Ministries www.equipmin.org Material Requirements:  Binder with Dividers  Pencil  Eraser  Pens  Set of highlighters  10 clear binder sleeves  Set of note cards  Box for note cards Course Requirements: That the student wants to learn and apply God‘s answers for their emotional and spiritual needs. There will be accountability within the group. I would like to meet with each student for 20 minutes prior to the course starting in order to get to know them and answer any questions. Assessment System: Ongoing assessment based on completion of homework assignments, class participation and life application. Dr. Kara A.T. Lawman MB BS (UK)  Home school mother of 4 children  British trained Psychiatrist.  Experienced in individual and group therapy with a Christian world view.  Life Coach running groups on ‗Stress and Anxiety Management based on Biblical principles‘, ‗Boundaries‘ (including ‗Boundaries for Teens‘), ‗Changes that Heal‘ and ‗Safe People‘  I believe that creating habits based on the truths in God‘s Word leads to emotional and spiritual health. My passion is to see the teenagers in this group internalize the significance they have in Christ, find freedom, joy, peace and a deeper love for others that comes from putting God‘s word into practice. Piano Lessons, Individual ½ hour sessions Focus: Learning the Basics of Piano through a proven method that will have you reading music in no time. This includes reading music, chords and theory.   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 15 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  16. 16. Age: 5+ Teacher: Jessica Allen When: Mondays through Friday at your convenience Fee payable to Jessica Allen: $60 per month, $15 per lesson Required Material: Students will use a set of manuals entitled, ―Reading Keyboard Music, Levels 1-3‖ Course Description: Piano instruction by using the curriculum Reading Keyboard Method. Course Content: This method used for our piano lessons is unique because, unline other piano lesson books or videos, it teaches note reading by using place-specific names and pictures. This method relates visual and tactile patterns on the keyboard to Patterson the staff. Contacting the Teacher: If ou have any questions, comments or suggestions please feel free to send me an email at jessicas_studio@comcast.net or call my cell at 408-712-8057. You can also text me at this number. Please keep the phone calls short. About your Teacher: I took piano lessons when I was little but never pursued it. I have always loved singing! When I found reading music would help my singing, I pursued piano with a passion. That‘s when I found Reading Keyboard Music several years ago and I excelled quickly. Now, I can accompany myself on piano whether I am leading worship at my church or just jamming with friends! Vocal Coaching, Individual ½ hour sessions Course Title: Vocal Coaching Mentor-Teacher: Jessica Allen Course Length: 6 weeks Type of Class: Individual Lessons through Heart Academy When: Mondays through Fridays at your convenience Available during period 1 and period if no one signs up for those classes Fee payable to Jessica Allen: $120.00 for 6 weeks Credit Classification: Upper and Lower Academy, ages 6+ Questions: contact Jessica Allen jessicas_studio@comcast.net , 408-712-8057 Prerequisite: A desire to sing and work on learning how to sing. Course Description: Vocal instruction in this technique of speech level singing helps improve your range, endurance, stamina, breath-control, resonance, vocal strength and vocal quality. Learning how to sing properly allows singers of all styles of music to perform well without fatigue or damage to the voice. Course Content: The Speech Level Singing technique, developed by Seth Riggs, is a complete vocal training that maximizes a singer‘s vocal abilities in any style of singing. From Opera to Rock; Jazz to Pop or R&B, over 100 Grammy award winners use it, as well as winners of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions and Tony Award winning performers on broadway. SLS has also been practiced by Academy Award winning actors and industry leaders to perfect their vocal presence and empower them in speech. In many cases SLS rehabilitates vocal damage, caused by poor teaching or years of abuse, that could otherwise limit or even end a career, or worse - require continual medical intervention. SLS training will both improve your voice allowing you to sing safely and with greater range. Materials to bring every time we meet:   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 16 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  17. 17.  Blank Audio CD or your ipod Workload: Listen to your CD and work through the exercises every day. What about the method? Who are some Artists who have studied SLS? Major recording artists such as Josh Groban, Luther Vandross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Julio Egelesias, James Ingram, Marilyn McCoo, Geoffrey Osborne, Al Jarreau, Michael Bolton, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler and Barbara Streisand; Musical Theater performers such as Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett, Douglas Sills (male lead in The Scarlet Pimpernel), Leila Florentino (―Kim‖ Miss Saigon), Lorna Luft, Chita Rivera, Barbara Harris, Ben Vereen, and Tim Curry; Professionals of the Operatic Stage such as Donald Ray Albert, Bass Baritone; Angela Maria Blasi Lyric Soprano (Winner of Metropolitan National Opera Final Auditions in New York); Eduardo Villa, Tenor (Winner of Metropolitan National Opera Final Auditions in New York); Rodney Gilfrey, Lyric Baritone; James Wagner, Tenor (Winner of Metropolitan National Opera Final Auditions in New York). The Larynx: The larynx is the large bump in the middle of the throat just below the chin (men call this the "Adam's Apple"). The larynx houses the vocal cords and also controls the swallowing mechanism. When the larynx rises up, the muscles around the vocal cords close in order to prevent food from entering the wind pipe and the lungs. This is essential to the swallowing process, yet hinders good singing. If you place your hand on your larynx and yawn, you will feel your larynx come down. If you leave your hand on your larynx and swallow, you will feel your larynx rise. In Speech Level Singing, our goal is keep the larynx at a comfortable "speech level" while we sing (neither jamming up, nor locking down). The vocal cords, also known as vocal folds, are a pair of soft tissue cords that are joined at the front of the larynx and extend to the back. When they close, the back end of the cords come together (connect), and the flow of air is temporarily stopped. When the pressure of air from the diaphragm overcomes the pressure of the muscles holding the cords together, they are blown apart. Sound is made when they close again due to the resonation created. Then once again the air pressure overcomes the muscle pressure and the process begins again. If the cords are not brought together with a balanced pressure of air and muscle strength, you will have a strained and tense voice, or your voice will break. This technique first eliminates any activity in the outer muscles of the larynx. These outer muscles interfere with the singing tone; once these tensions are eliminated, the tone is freed. In addition, the ability to produce words easily and clearly is enhanced. Breathing for Singing: The diaphragm, is a dome shaped muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. The lungs, which are incapable of any muscular action, sit on top of the diaphragm. When the diaphragm contracts, it flattens downward and slightly to the back, thus lowering the floor of the chest (thorax). As it does this, the lungs are stretched downward, creating a partial vacuum which causes the air outside the body to rush in. During this inhale, as the diaphragm descends, the abdominal wall is caused to expand outward. The diaphragm is active only during the inhalation process. The abdominal muscles will automatically regulate the exhalation process during singing when a speech-level posture is maintained. The breathing process during Speech-Level-Singing is very relaxed. This technique of singing promotes proper, automatic breath support, and thus a balance between air and muscle. Speech-Level-Singing gives the vocal coordination needed to sing any style a singer desires.   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 17 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  18. 18. Website: www.speechlevelsinging.com My commitment as your Mentor-Teacher is to provide weekly instruction, help, and encouragement to you and to evaluate your work. Please feel free to come to me with questions or email me during the week, so that this can be a team effort in learning together! HAVE A WILLING HEART & MIND – a willing heart and mind to learn will prepare you for a lifetime of learning. LISTEN ACTIVELY – you can‘t learn anything without listening to others. COME PREPARED – have materials with you, with your assignments finished. Parents: If your child is under 18, the parent should accompany the child during the first lesson. We will go over the contract together and talk about studio policies. About Your Mentor-Teacher: Ever since I was young, I was enthralled with the stage! The lights, the action, but most of all, the performers and singers. Because I wanted to be able to sing and perform also, I started taking voice lessons starting at age 13. Those first few years taught me so much and I am thankful for the different mentors God has placed in my life. I have experienced different methods of voice and speech level singing is a method that has helped me grow rapidly. My voice is now doing things I thought were not possible. Strength and consistency has been inserted into my voice. I have been taking this method for approximately 2 years and was certified for the first level of training in April of 2008. I started with my first voice student in June 2008 and am loving teaching. I look forward to encouraging and striving to become the best singer you can be this year! Contacting the Teacher: : If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to send Jessica Allen an e-mail at jessicas_studio@comcast.net or call at Home: (408) 251-8147 or Cell: (408) 712-8057. Note: My cell phone has bad reception at my house. Please use this number only for very short calls. The Bread Quest – 9:00-11:30, Period 1 Course Title: The Bread Quest Mentor-Teacher: Helene Lee Course Length: 6 weeks Type of Class: Group class through Heart Academy When: Wednesdays, 9:00-11:30, Cost: $120 for six weeks, No price breaks if the family is on vacation. Credit Classification: Upper & Lower Academy Only Lab or material Fee: $50 one time only - includes the textbook and homework bake assignments. 2 or more individuals from the same family receive a $10 discount on this materials fee. Minimum & Maximum Class Size: 5 Questions: Helene Lee, edlee@7358@yahoo.com Prerequisite: Optimally students will have use of an oven for homework assignments. Must be responsible to follow directions and accurately measure ingredients. Other Prerequisite: Must be mature enough to handle powerful kitchen mixers and grain mills safely. Children 9 and under will need an adult helper to deal with this safety hazard. Course Description: These series if bread making classes study the major ingredients that go into creating bread and to magnify Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life, whose sweet aroma, satisfies spirit and soul even as bread satisfies the body. Experiments and interesting stories & facts on each ingredient in bread beginning with simple whole wheat and finally ending with the famous 7 grain bread. Come learn the art of baking bread, enjoying the work of your hands and taking home some dough for homework. Your   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 18 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  19. 19. family will be amazed at the fragrance and taste of your labors. Let baking bread be the vehicle God uses to draw you closer to Him as we use "The Bread Lady's Quest" as a devotional guide for prayer, reflection, meditation and praise, making Jesus your own Bread of Life! Topics to be covered: Weekly practice baking bread. Transfering this skill to other baked products such as pizza dough, giant pretzels, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, hot cross buns, class choice on final project! These will be homework assignments. Class Expectations: Reading and spending time in the devotional homework is expected. You will be expected to pay attention and follow directions as taught in class as well as keep an organize binder and keep a tidy work area. If you do this, after 6 weeks, you will be a confident bread baker and you will have a closer walk with Jesus Christ. Handing in Assignments: None Bring to class every day: Bring back bread pans so that you can take home the next assignment. Bring in your binders for note taking, hand outs, and simple lab writing. Have folder pockets to keep handouts and lined paper for note taking. Materials: Dough will be prepared and taken home to be worked on at home. Bread made in class can be enjoyed by the class. Workload: Access to oven, availability of a cookie sheet and pot holders will be necessary for the homework assignments. Curriculum REQUIRED: "The Bread Lady's Quest" by Jeanette Lavoie, R.N. About Your Mentor-Teacher: See the end of this document Contacting the Teacher: Please contact Mrs. Lee via email at edlee7358@yahoo.com. Mrs. Lee‘s home phone is 408-268-7358 or in case of immediate need, by cell phone at (408)209-4909. Teacher Assistant Position Available: Yes, there is plenty of work to warrant one. Taekwondo – 1:45-2:30, Period 1 Focus: This class will focus on the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do Teacher: Jeff King Course length: 6 weeks Type of course: Group class through HEART Academy Website: www.karate4u.com When: Every Wednesday, 1:45-2:30 pm Class Fee payable to King’s Martial Arts: $69 Materials Fee: $20 for a uniform (optional) Questions: contact Write BQJN Jeff King at his email address jeff@masterkings.com Course Description: This is a Fun martial arts class that helps build your child‘s confidence and leadership skills as well as self- discipline. We teach with positive encouragement. An example would be to help the student and give them a high five or tell them great job! As you may have noticed our studio does not display many trophies. We have many students who have won in tournaments. Our belief is, trophies in the window do not make the studio successful. The students with their great attitudes do.   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 19 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  20. 20. How to show respect: When students come into the school please bow to the senior belts. I.e. Black Belts especially. When a Black belt is sitting in the office or behind the counter students must stop and bow to show respect. When student enter the training hall (Dojang Korean term) Students must bow at the doorway. When bowing have feet together and look six feet in front of you looking at the ground. Take your time when bowing. Do not rush the bow. It is a sign of respect. Vocal & Choreography Summer Intensive – Classic Disney Focus, 12:00-2:30, Period 2 Main Focus: This course is focused on developing the ability to communicate through the powerful and multifaceted tool of vocal performance. It encompasses Music, and Movement. Our theme will be Classic Disney. Mentor-Teacher: Jessica Allen Grades: 3-8 Course Length: Six sessions, Credit Classification: Performing Arts Type of Class: Group Class through HEART Academy Questions: Email Jessica Allen at jea4him@comcast.net Recommendation/Prerequisites: Likes or would like to sing and dance! When: Wednesday, 12:00-2:30 pm Class Fee payable to Jessica Allen: $120 for six sessions Minimum: 5 students Course Description: In this class, we take a group of upper elementary to junior high students and produce one 30 minute show. Starting off, we will be developing our singing skills. Then we will move onto choreographing a new ensemble of songs with background accompaniment tracks available. Students will have the opportunity to participate in every aspect of musical performance; from choreography to costumes to make up and hair. In this way, we hope to inspire students to become effective communicators using various media, there is MUCH more to shows than who gets the solo! Areas of Study: This course has 2 areas of study; 1) Singing as a group: we will be focusing on singing technique as a group (how to blend ect…), 2) Singing as a soloist: everyone will be given a solo in the end recital! Performance: What good are proper vocals if we don‘t communicate with our audience? We will be focusing on performing through facial expressions and learning the importance of body language. We will use different fun games to bring you out of your shell and then refine your performance with specific details. Other skills might include mic techniques. Mic technique: What? Mic technique? Yes mic technique! Everyone will get an opportunity to sing with a mic and learn proper way to use it. Required Texts: TBA Course Content: We will be working on gaining basic to advanced skills in singing and performing. Students will have lots of opportunities to try on new characters, voices, and movements. We will be putting together a small recital for friends and families to attend. Date to TBA depending upon the availability of the families. Families will provide and work with their child(ren) on their costume and props. Materials:  Binder for sheet music, schedules, and notes  Lined paper for note taking (in the binder)  Calendar   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 20 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  21. 21. Assignment Criteria: Everyone will be asked to practice what they have learned that week in class. Practice is key to making a performance look smooth and effortless! Other than that, show up with an attitude of excitement, desire to learn, and willingness to TRY! Bring to class every day: Your binder (as outlined above, with all handed out items inside.) Attendance: Please send an email if a student is sick or is going to miss class. If a student misses a class, that student is expected to ask another student (or Mentor-Teacher if needed) as to any music/blocking/choreography etc that they missed. If your family (or this specific child) is unable to attend during tech week or performances then he/she can still participate in the class but we need to know ASAP so that we can plan the choreography accordingly. Classroom Expectations: We expect to have fun during class time yet be focused and safe at the same time. Students will be treated with respect and their respect to teachers is expected as well. Below are some of the guidelines and expectations during class time. Indeed these guidelines are welcome anywhere. P=Properly Care for Things R=Respect All of God‘s Creation O=Obey Trustworthy Adults Most importantly, if you behave in a way that we feel is disrupting the learning experience of others; we will discuss it with you and your parent in a private meeting outside of class. Contacting the Teacher: Please contact Miss Jessica Allen or the TA with any questions you may have during the year. Feel free to e-mail or call. Jessica‘s email is jea4him@comcast.net and her cell phone is 712-8057. About Your Teacher – Jessica Allen: You will find her bio at the end of this document. Beginning Painting – 12:00-2:30 pm, Period 2 Course Title: Beginning Painting Mentor-Teacher: Migi Oey Course Length: 6 weeks Type of Class: Group class through Heart Academy When: Wednesday, 12:00-2:30, Period 2 Cost: $120 for six weeks, No price breaks if the family is on vacation. Credit Classification: Upper Academy Only, grades 7-12 Lab or material Fee: $20 one time only (covers cost of paints and mediums) Minimum & Maximum Class Size: 5 and 12 Questions: Migi Oey migioey@sbcglobal.net Prerequisite: An interest in Art Other Prerequisite: Drawing skills are essential but not required Course Description: Explore the basic techniques and concepts of painting such as color theory, composition, color mixing, brushwork, blending and glazes. Emphasis is placed on developing skills and pursuing an imaginative and personal approach. Students work from photos or still-lifes depending on their needs and interests. Individualized instruction is emphasized and students work at   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 21 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  22. 22. their own pace. Topics to Be Covered: Water-coloring, Acrylic and oil painting Materials: Student furnishes their own brushes and paper Workload: In class assignments About Your Mentor: See the end of this document Assignments for the first week: Contact me Contacting the Teacher: If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, Migi Oey 408-687-7310 migioey@sbcglobal.net. So You Want to be an Author? – 12:00-2:30, Period 2 Course Title: So you want to be an author? Mentor-Teacher: Gail Efting Course Length: 6 weeks Type of Class: Group class through Heart Academy When: Wednesday, 12:00 to 2:30 am Cost: $120 for six weeks, No price breaks if the family is on vacation. Credit Classification: Upper Academy, only Material Fee: $60.00 Minimum & Maximum Class Size: No Minimum, Maximum – 18 students Questions: Email Gail Efting eftinggail@aol.com Credit: High School Composition or English – one semester (with additional writing through the summer). This course can be taken for Honors credit. Prerequisite: None – Some writing required before class begins (see Assignments for the First Week Course Description: High School and College English work requires the ability to write well, but many students want so much more than a school requires. The focus of this course is give students the tools and information necessary to brainstorm, design, plan and develop their own written work and prepare it for publication. Whether creating fiction, non-fiction or poetry, every writer can learn more about the type of writing they love. In the process we will discuss (and practice) hooks, takeaways, logical organization, story line architecture and construction, focus, exposition, meaningful use of research and quotations, environmental description, point of view, character development, dialogue, internal description, progressive self-editing, simplicity, clutter, style and voice. Instruction will be provided in the underlying theories, specific practices, habits to build and analysis methodology, as well as lots of practice in class. Critiques explain successes and delineate areas needing further work. Integral to this format is a substantial meta- cognitive dialogue between the teacher and other students about writing, in class, and ongoing peer discussion, in response to student questions and observations. Sentence level issues of grammar are not the main focus of instruction, but students who require assistance in this area will receive it, as time allows. The teacher will help students understand that familiarity with conventions of standard written English are part of what marks a careful, learned writer. Students will also learn to put various edits in their proper places, so the development of the work is less time consuming.   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 22 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  23. 23. This level focuses on types of thoughtful writing and analysis. Students discover the correlation between experience, ideas and point of view. They learn that good writing includes finding thematic patterns and insightful connections as they develop their skills. They also, often realize that they can publish their work. Honors credit: Honors credit s available for this class. Honors courses are generally valued more highly in transcript GPA calculations because they are more demanding. If your student completes work at honors levels we can help you with your assessment and grade calculations. Students who request honors work will be held to a higher standard, both in terms of the level of effort in class and the depth of thoughtful analysis in commentaries and other submissions. As the teacher of record, the parent can expect to discuss the ideas and materials we cover in class, with your student at home. Please let Gail Efting know, immediately, if you will be doing honors work. Course Content: So you want to be an author? 2010-2011, will focus on application of critical thinking and writing skills to continued development of a written piece, with publication as the goal. If your student is not yet in Junior High School, this class might still be appropriate for him/her, since this class is writing, thinking, and discussion based. Contact Gail Efting for more information. This course is designed to coordinate well with the Summer Reading Intensive, 2010 – 2011. Course Requirements: My commitment is to provide instruction and encouragement to you. I will be available to help you develop skills in accurate observation and analysis, and in communication - both written and verbal. I will also provide material and training which will be beneficial in critical thinking and discernment as well as specific information which will be practically useful in more advanced High School and College courses. An assignment sheet will be made available every week. It is designed as a communication device for you, to clarify your weekly work process and help you focus on some of the issues we are discussing in class. Please read it at the beginning of every week and use it as a working guide. Once you have read the assignment sheet, please discuss it with your parent(s) and use it as a foundation of your weekly work together. Store each assignment sheet in your binder for future reference. The commitment requested of each student is to be in class ready to start on time for every session, to submit required paperwork on time, to come to class with assignments completed appropriately, prepared to observe, listen, learn, think, participate, and contribute at his/her BEST ―as unto the Lord‖. This class requires extensive thought and work. Students will get out of the class what they put into the class, no less, no more. The commitment requested of each parent is to participate with your student in class at HEART whenever possible and maintain an interactive relationship with them around the process. Parent involvement in the classes on Fridays, discussion at home, and personal evaluation of students' work are very important to maintain the parent / student bond, encourage integration of the learning process between HEART classes and home, and allow the students to see you as their primary counsel and guide. This is a priority to us, as our purpose is to partner with you, not to replace you. Attendance: This class uses intensive discussion as a principle tenant of the learning process. Your attendance in class will give you the information, discussion, and guidance you will need to really take full advantage of your work at home. Every class or assignment you miss will make the learning process more cumbersome for you. If you have scheduled to miss a class for any reason, please let us know as soon as YOU know, so that we have time to prepare support material for you, for the class you will be missing. Courtesy mandates communication. Class Expectations: Real learning is exciting, stimulating and tremendously interesting. It has intrinsic rewards of discovery, growth and realization. Every student should feel free to embrace the joy of learning without distraction. In this class, students are   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 23 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  24. 24. encouraged to put in the effort to take every thought captive to obedience in Jesus Christ, ready to give an answer with gentleness and respect, considering one another ahead of themselves. Nothing will be permitted in the classroom which distracts students from the thrilling process of learning. All students should come to class ready to be attentive, courteous, interactive and teachable. Assignment Criteria: Assignments are given weekly. However, in order to give you the flexibility which is so important to the homeschool experience, I will adjust your assignments to match your summer schedule. Please let me know at the beginning of the class what scheduling needs to be changed for your student. It is the student‘s responsibility to make specific time commitments for submission of projects, and to manage time and activities properly in order to keep those commitments, completing assignments thoughtfully and with excellence. Some of these processes take practice and may be difficult at first. However, with perseverance they will become automatic and valuable skills. I will be there to guide you through this process. Some work will be due weekly, and reading will be necessary almost every day to absorb and solidify the habits we are building. Growth in life is based, to a large degree, on perseverance. Because of the nature of student centered teaching, students will get just as much benefit (guidance, feedback, help and growth) as they contribute of their own effort to the learning process. It‘s that simple. For example, if you want to be an excellent reader, and are willing to review your observations say, eight or ten times, I will continue to work with you to improve your discernment and skill in that area and give constructive feedback and guidance on your observations, eight or ten times. Basically, you get the benefit of a skilled mentor to help you move toward your objectives in proportion to your own perseverance and use of available resources. Materials: SO YOU WANT TO BE AN AUTHOR NOTE BOOK (please bring every week) Binder 8 ½ X 11, at least 2 inchES deep, with front and back page protectors on the outside College ruled paper Notebook dividers (at least 6) including sections labeled; Assignment Sheets (empty until given) Drafts (empty until created) New Words and Definitions (college ruled paper) Notes (college ruled paper) Book Research Materials (empty until procured) Written Analysis / Feedback (empty until received) Portable hole punch (these fit onto the binder posts) ZIP POCKET which fits into the binder, containing Colored pencils (at least 8 colors) Erasable pens (blue or black), at least 4 Large eraser You will never have your notebook examined by the teacher in this class, but you WILL be required to quickly locate specific documentation or information in it, so put it together in such a way that you can find things FAST. You may put them together in any way that works best for YOU. Remember, you are accountable for how USABLE your binder is for YOU. Workload: All classes taught by Gail Efting are student and family centered. You, as teacher of record, determine whether your student will be working at middle, high school, or honors levels.   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 24 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  25. 25. If your student is working at high school levels, there are several ways to determine workload, based on how you plan to calculate high school course credit. Determination before the class begins, of the method to be used, makes the workload planning and record keeping process much easier. Feel free to discuss this with Gail Efting at any time. One relatively easy method of valuation is based on the number of hours of coursework completed in the year. Generally, 5 hours of work per week for 16 weeks is measured as 5 HS credits per year, or one semester. Honors work, of course, will require more time and effort. If you choose to use this method, it will be helpful to you to keep track of hours spent. An Academic Hour Check–off Sheet is available at the end of the course catalogue. Grading and Assessment: HEART Academy‘s function as a Co-op (not a school) precludes Mentor-Teachers from assigning grades. Since we only experience your students‘ participation one day out of five, we really cannot fairly evaluate all of their attitudes, challenges or efforts. The ultimate decisions about grades rest with you, the teacher of record. We do want to do everything we can to assist you in this endeavor. Upon registration in this class, Gail Efting will be contacting you to set up a time to meet, to discuss your goals and desires in this area, and to assist you in planning the evaluation process. She will be available to parents through the year, as needed, to assist you in evaluating performance against priorities, answer questions, or simply be a sounding board for discussion. Our goal is to support and mentor you as you have need in the homeschooling process, including helping you get comfortable with the appropriate assignment of grades. A teacher created evaluation will be provided for every student, which may be used as record of accomplishment for students planning to attend college, and to facilitate your efforts in ascertaining grades for your report cards. All evaluations have the number of assignments completed, a description of challenges and accomplishments, a review of analysis style and participation, and recommendations for future work. The student name and course, date of completion, and Mentor-Teacher signature are also included. Curriculum REQUIRED: NONE – all materials will be provided Recommended Reference: The Little, Brown Compact Handbook About Your Mentor-Teacher Gail Efting‘s purpose is to live each day as unto the Lord, doing the works He has prepared for her, in the light of God‘s Word. Her mission is to encourage others to consistently apply God‘s Truth to every aspect of everyday life. She has served as a Bible teacher and Biblical counselor for many years, currently serving as librarian for the Theological Library at PBC, Palo Alto, and host of Bible Dig. Her BALM (Biblical Application to Life Management skills) class is an outgrowth of this mission. Gail has taught at elementary, middle and high school levels, in Christian private school settings and Homeschool Enrichment classes. She has offered help and encouragement to Christian Homeschooling families for over 25 years, currently serving as Curriculum Coordinator for The King‘s Academy‘s Independent Studies Program and Director of TKA‘s Enrichment Program. Before becoming involved with Christian and homeschooling activities, Gail taught at college and corporate levels. The Eftings homeschooled their own children through High School. Gail also currently serves on the Boards of Green Pastures, a Christian home for children with disabilities in Mountain View, and the Green Pastures Endowment Foundation. Contacting the Teacher: If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please feel free to send Gail Efting an e-mail at eftinggail@aol.com. Assignments for the first week: As soon as you read through this Info Sheet, IMMEDIATELY As soon as you read through   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 25 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM
  26. 26. this Info Sheet, IMMEDIATELY send Gail Efting an e-mail. In the subject line enter ―SYWTB‖ and your name. In the body of the e-mail, in a well written paragraph, describe a book which has affected your point of view. Tell me; 1) what it is and who wrote it, 2) what opinion of yours has changed because of this book and, 3) what the underlying bias of the author is on this issue. Send me this e- mail No later than June 5th. If you have any questions about this assignment, feel free to call or send a note. Make sure that you have your So You Want To Be An Author? Notebook put together and that everything listed is in it and easy to find. Send Gail Efting an e-mail (the address is listed above). In the subject line enter ―SRI‖ and your name. In the body of the e-mail, in a well written paragraph, describe a book which interests you or about which you are curious. Tell me; 1) what it is and who wrote it, 2) why you are interested in this book and, 3) whether you have read the book being described. Send me this e-mail no later than June 12th. If you have any questions about this assignment, feel free to call or send a note. Make sure that you have your So You Want To Be an Author Notebook put together (see above, frontal page follows) and that everything listed is in it and easy to find. Fill out the Student Info Sheet and put it in your binder, for the first day of class. Beginning & Intermediate Guitar Class - 12:00-2:30, Period 2 Main Focus: Students in this class will learn the basic fundamentals used for playing both electric and acoustic guitar. This course will cover guitar fingering techniques, a broad understanding of chords and theory, the ability to read musical notation, and guitar performance. This course will also cover a brief history of the guitar and will allow the students to experience playing as a group and as an individual. Mentor-Teacher: Chris Adams Course Length: Six Sessions Credit: Music / Fine Arts When: Wednesday, 12:00-2:30 Class fee payable to Chris Adams: $120 Type of course: Group class through HEART Academy Questions: Email Chris Adams at dale_a7@yahoo.com Recommendation/Prerequisites: A willingness to listen and learn during class, and dedication to practice their skills throughout the week. Course Description: This course is designed to provide private instruction as well as group instruction in the art of playing the guitar. As a broad course, this course will cover the basic fundamentals that all styles of guitar music require. Some of these fundamentals include: correct fingering technique, efficient strumming and picking techniques, guitar fret-board theory, improvisation technique, chord knowledge, and performance tips. The point of this class is to prepare students to be able to partner with bands and have a basic knowledge (as well as experience) in playing with groups. This class is also designed to help returning classical guitar students (students who have specifically studied classical guitar with me) continue with their progress. Because of our time frame, class will be divided into two main groups of study. One group will consist of beginners or intermediate musicians who want to learn the guitar by means of scales and chords; the other group will consist of classical guitarists who use music reading as a primary means to play. Other than those two main distinctions, all students will cover the broader fundamental guitar concepts. Throughout our time together, students will be assigned individual music to play in front of the class. Music assigned in such a way will be inspected and enhanced by me (yep, that‘s right, me) and will then be presented—when I feel they‘re confident of the assigned piece—for the class‘s enjoyment.   HEART Academy - Home Educators Advancing the kingdom of God & Restoring our children’s hearts for the Lord Together Jere and Crissi Allen, Founders, 650 Davenport Drive, San Jose, CA 95127, 408-712-4646 Class Site: Bayside Community Church, 1901 Cottle Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125, Email: heartacademy@comcast.net Page 26 of 34 3/14/2010 12:36:55 PM

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