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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Openings for Spring Enrichment Classes ~ The Homeschool Room ~ Both Locations!

The Homeschool Room -Matthews Store

Openings for Spring Enrichment Classes

 Tuesdays

 Saxon Algebra 2- Shawn Hill

·       Time: 12:45-1:45 PM Tuesdays AND Thursdays (meets twice weekly)

·       Date: January 10, 2017 - April 20, 2017

·       Cost: $325.00 (does not include books and supplies)

Are you tired of the constant daily battle when it comes to math time? Are you at your wits end trying to scramble to find a way to explain those math concepts that you haven't touched in over 20 years? Then this class is what you have been searching for!! This class takes some of the drudgery out of math that is so common among our children. Your child will find math more enjoyable in a subject that for many is quite frankly unpleasant! This class includes a review and expansion of Algebra I concepts, irrational and complex numbers, quadratic equations, functions, and problem solving. When a student successfully completes this class, they are prepared to take a college math course.

·       Textbook: Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd Edition/ Saxon Algebra 2 Test Book 3rd Edition

·       Supplies: Scientific Calculator, 1 inch 3-ring binder, 3 tab dividers, loose-leaf paper, graph paper, pencils

For more information or to register please contact Shawn Hill by email at  s_shill@msn.com or call 704-607-9092.

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 Saxon Algebra 1 (twice a week)- Shawn Hill

·       Time: 1:50- 2:50 PM  Tuesdays AND Thursdays (meets twice weekly)

·       Date: January 10 - April 20, 2017

·       Cost: $325.00 (does not include books and supplies)

Are you tired of the constant daily battle when it comes to math time? Do you cringe when you hear the sighs coming from your child when you mention math? Are you at your wits end trying to scramble to find a way to explain those math concepts that you haven't touched in over 20 years? Then this class is what you have been searching for!! This class takes some of the drudgery out of math that is so common among our children. Your child will find math more enjoyable in a subject that for many is quite frankly unpleasant! This is a course that involves the mastery of various math concepts including operations with real numbers, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponential operations, factoring, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, linear equations, and quadratic equations.

·       Textbook: Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd Edition/ Saxon Algebra 1 Test Book, 3rd Edition

·       Supplies: Scientific Calculator 1 inch 3-ring binder, 3 tab dividers, loose-leaf paper, graph paper, pencils

For more information or to register please contact Shawn Hill  by email at  s_shill@msn.com or call 704-607-9092.

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 Signing For Fun- Terry Moore

·       Ages: 7-16

·       Time: Tuesdays, 2:00- 2:45 PM

·       Date: January 16- May 2, 2017

·       Cost:  $130.00 Parents may also attend with their children for an additional $60.00.

This class is designed to teach your children a fun, new, language. We will be reviewing and learning new signs every week by playing games and learning a few songs to reinforce learning. This is a great way for children to learn a new language and have fun doing it. It also provides the opportunity to see if they want to take this as their foreign language requirement in high school.

Parents are not required to attend the class.

For more information or to register, please contact Terry Moore signingmoorewithterry@aol.com

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 Thursdays

 Learning Financial Independence 2: Focus on Personal Finance- Julie Bjugan

·       Ages: 15 - College Student

·       Time: Thursdays, 10:15- 11:15 AM

·       Date:  January 13- April 14, 2017 (14 weeks)

·       Cost: $250 All reading and working materials are included

Building on the Financial knowledge learned in Learning Financial Independence 1: Economics and Finance, this second class will focus on more detailed practice. Students will keep a household budget, write checks, use on-line banking, set up a mock investment portfolio, and practice job and interview skills.

Additionally, students will delve into more detail of the subjects they began to understand in the first class. We will use current events and the news, as well as case studies of past events to gain a deeper knowledge of how the world of high finance touches each of us individually. This ‘Part 2” is an essential next step in your student’s financial education.

Class may be used as a half credit for high school Economics or other Social Science. Access to a computer is helpful.

More information or to register, contact juliebjugan@gmail.com. 704-654-0244.

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 Learning Financial Independence 1: Focus on Personal Finance- Julie Bjugan

·       Ages: 15- College Student

·       Time: Thursdays, 11:30 AM -12:30 PM

·       Date: January 13- April 14, 2017 (14 weeks)

·       Cost: $250 All reading and working materials are included

Are you struggling to teach your teen an understanding of personal and global finance? Not everyone has the drive or the desire to become rich, but everyone would like to have a life free from worry about money. This class will give your teen the tools they need to build a firm foundation and save them from the mistakes we all made from lack of knowledge.

·       Becoming a financially independent adult is about much more than learning to keep a budget. In this class we will cover:

·       Personal finance/budgeting

·       What’s going on Wall Street?

·       Just enough economics

·       Credit scores, Credit cards, Credit statements

·       Checking accounts & debit cards

·       Online security Student loans, car loans, mortgages

·       The value of giving

·       The most important thing you can do right now to secure your financial future

·       The difference between income and (financial) wealth

In addition, we will discuss personal skills successful people possess, such as:

·       Job interview skills

·       Goal setting

This is the class you wish you had when you were in school. It will help your teen bypass many mistakes we all fell into because we didn’t know better.

Class may be used as a half credit for high school Economics or other Social Science.

Access to a computer is helpful.

More information or to register, contact juliebjugan@gmail.com. 704-654-0244.

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 The New Simply Music Piano Curriculum- Jim Patten

·       Ages: 7 and up

·       Cost: $90 per month, per student

Our studio is unique, in that we combine the learning methods and curriculum from Simply Music with a variety of other learning resources to enhance a student's music education.

Simply Music is a remarkable, Australian-developed piano and keyboard program that has beginning students playing great-sounding pop, blues, classical and accompaniment pieces - immediately - from their very first lessons.

Skills covered chronologically through semesters are:

  1. Repertoire (multi genre - multi level Simply Music method) How to play free from the music and carry it with you
  2. Chords - Roots, inversions, progressions, voice leading, ensemble, sight reading, rhythms
  3. Reading Notation - Faber, theory, performance, sight reading, and technique. Piano Marvel is our other multi level option.

Listen to students from the Matthews studio! Our studio students playing for you!

Please visit our website for more information: Patten Music Studio

Or email simplymusicnc@gmail.com

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listing

 Saxon Algebra 2- Shawn Hill

·       Time: 12:45-1:45 PM Tuesdays AND Thursdays (meets twice weekly)

·       Date: January 10, 2017 - April 20, 2017

·       Cost: $325.00 (does not include books and supplies)

Are you tired of the constant daily battle when it comes to math time? Are you at your wits end trying to scramble to find a way to explain those math concepts that you haven't touched in over 20 years? Then this class is what you have been searching for!! This class takes some of the drudgery out of math that is so common among our children. Your child will find math more enjoyable in a subject that for many is quite frankly unpleasant! This class includes a review and expansion of Algebra I concepts, irrational and complex numbers, quadratic equations, functions, and problem solving. When a student successfully completes this class, they are prepared to take a college math course.

·       Textbook: Saxon Algebra 2, 3rd Edition/ Saxon Algebra 2 Test Book 3rd Edition

·       Supplies: Scientific Calculator, 1 inch 3-ring binder, 3 tab dividers, loose-leaf paper, graph paper, pencils

For more information or to register please contact Shawn Hill by email at  s_shill@msn.com or call 704-607-9092.

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 Saxon Algebra 1 (twice a week)- Shawn Hill

·       Time: 1:50- 2:50 PM  Tuesdays AND Thursdays (meets twice weekly)

·       Date: January 10 - April 20, 2017

·       Cost: $325.00 (does not include books and supplies)

Are you tired of the constant daily battle when it comes to math time? Do you cringe when you hear the sighs coming from your child when you mention math? Are you at your wits end trying to scramble to find a way to explain those math concepts that you haven't touched in over 20 years? Then this class is what you have been searching for!! This class takes some of the drudgery out of math that is so common among our children. Your child will find math more enjoyable in a subject that for many is quite frankly unpleasant! This is a course that involves the mastery of various math concepts including operations with real numbers, solving equations and inequalities, polynomials, exponential operations, factoring, functions, systems of equations and inequalities, linear equations, and quadratic equations.

·       Textbook: Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd Edition/ Saxon Algebra 1 Test Book, 3rd Edition

·       Supplies: Scientific Calculator 1 inch 3-ring binder, 3 tab dividers, loose-leaf paper, graph paper, pencils

For more information or to register please contact Shawn Hill  by email at  s_shill@msn.com or call 704-607-9092.

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

Friday

 Knit, Crochet and Cross-Stitch for Boys, Girls and Moms - Julie Bjugan

·       Level : Child alone - 10 and up. Child with parent - 6 and up.

·       Time: Fridays 3:45-4:45 PM

·       Date:  January 13- April 14, 2017 (14 weeks)

·       Cost: $150 for the first family member and $50 for each addition parent or sibling

Come make Friday afternoons the most relaxed part of your week!  Join your kids and learn to knit, crochet and cross-stitch together.  We will learn skills and work on projects together in a relaxed atmosphere.  All skill levels welcome.  The yarn and equipment needed for all projects are provided - no running out the night before class to AC Moore!  Projects for boys as well as girls are available.  Boys particularly can learn to calm their active bodies and brains with needle work while making wrist bands, hackie sacks, bean bags, dog toys and other kid friendly projects.  Join us and foster a life-long love of using sticks and string to make fun and useful things.

More information or to register, contact juliebjugan@gmail.com. 704-654-0244.

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

The New Simply Music Piano Curriculum- Jim Patten

·       Ages: 7 and up

·       Cost: $90 per month, per student

Our studio is unique, in that we combine the learning methods and curriculum from Simply Music with a variety of other learning resources to enhance a student's music education.

Simply Music is a remarkable, Australian-developed piano and keyboard program that has beginning students playing great-sounding pop, blues, classical and accompaniment pieces - immediately - from their very first lessons.

Skills covered chronologically through semesters are:

  1. Repertoire (multi genre - multi level Simply Music method) How to play free from the music and carry it with you
  2. Chords - Roots, inversions, progressions, voice leading, ensemble, sight reading, rhythms
  3. Reading Notation - Faber, theory, performance, sight reading, and technique. Piano Marvel is our other multi level option.

Listen to students from the Matthews studio! Our studio students playing for you!

Please visit our website for more information: Patten Music Studio

Or email simplymusicnc@gmail.com

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listing

Teachers:

Julie Bjugan: Julie had spent her entire working life at financial institutions: investment and retail banks, consulting and accounting companies. She has a masters degree from the London School of Economics and spent many years traveling around the world teaching business and finance to banking professionals. Her real education began when she quit work to stay home with two young children, cutting her family income sharply. Personal finance quickly became her priority and she put her global finance education to use for her family. Though Julie's vocation is in finance, her avocation is firmly in crafts!  She spends most of her free time knitting, crocheting or making other stitched projects.

Shawn M. Hill has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Bryan College.  He has 16 years of classroom experience.  Currently he works as a private/group tutor and homeschool tester.  He has taught Saxon Algebra 1 and Algebra II for eleven years.  He has taught Advanced Math for six years.  Shawn and his wife Shannon have three children.

Terry Moore  is a certified Early Education Educator and Homeschool Mom. She has studied at SPCC in Monroe, NC as well as ASL with Michigan State University. While homeschooling her own daughter, Terry has learned how important it is to teach children that learning can be fun.. Terry's daughter, Tasha, is now graduated and in her second year at CPCC to become a sign language interpreter. Tasha is Terry's assistant in class. Terry has been teaching ASL at The Homeschool Room for the past 6 years. Terry has worked with children and adults in her church and other locations  to  learn ASL. She is eager to share the valuable and rewarding skills of signing with your children.

Jim Patten: Jim holds an Advanced Teacher status with Simply Music  http://simplymusicpiano.com/ and is a Certified Music Marvel Instructor. Jim also holds Specialist Certificates in Keyboard Styles as well as Harmony and Theory from Berklee College of Music, Boston https://www.berklee.edu/. Other commitments include fulfilling the Extended Day Piano Instructor position for Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC http://providenceday.org. Previously, Jim  performed for five years as a keyboardist with the Brad Ratledge Band and his work is on two of their released albums. 

 

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We don't attempt to fill a need by offering a particular topic but rather focus on having instructors that teach their

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Mondays

 

Group Piano Lessons- Jim Patten

·       Ages: 7 and up

·       Cost: $75.00 per month

·       Dates: Mondays, January 2017

 

We have re-vamped our curriculum this year for a more broad balance of learning and fun!

Our studio is unique, in that we combine the learning methods and curriculum from Simply Music with a variety of other learning resources to enhance a student's music education. Simply Music is a remarkable, Australian-developed piano and keyboard program that has beginning students playing great-sounding pop, blues, classical and accompaniment pieces - immediately - from their very first lessons. 

This year we will be moving through the Simply Music curriculum in the first semester as a primer. The second semester will be note reading fundamentals with the Faber series.


Skills covered chronologically through semesters are:

  1. Repertoire (multi genre - multi level Simply Music method) How to play free from the music and carry it with you
  2. Chords - Roots, inversions, progressions, voice leading, ensemble, sight reading, rhythms
  3. Reading Notation - Faber, theory, performance, sight reading, and technique. Piano Marvel is our other multi level option.

 

Listen to students from the Matthews studio! 
Our studio students playing for you!

 

To register or for more information please visit: Patten Music Studio

or email: simplymusicnc@gmail.com


*All teacher credentials & bio. info is listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 

 

Wednesdays

 

Learning Financial Independence 1 - Julie Bjugan

·       Ages: 15 - College Student

·       Time: Wednesdays, 10:15- 11:15 AM

·       Date: January 11- April 12 (14 weeks)

·       Cost: $250 All reading and working materials are included

 

Are you struggling to teach your teen an understanding of personal and global finance? Not everyone has the drive or the desire to become rich, but everyone would like to have a life free from worry about money. This class will give your teen the tools they need to build a firm foundation and save them from the mistakes we all made from lack of knowledge. 

 

·       Becoming a financially independent adult is about much more than learning to keep a budget. In this class we will cover:

·       Personal finance/budgeting 

·       What’s going on Wall Street? 

·       Just enough economics 

·       Credit scores, Credit cards, Credit statements 

·       Checking accounts & debit cards 

·       Online security, student loans, car loans, mortgages 

·       The value of giving 

·       The most important thing you can do right now to secure your financial future 

·       The difference between income and (financial) wealth 

 

In addition, we will discuss personal skills successful people possess, such as:

·       Job interview skills 

·       Goal setting 

 

This is the class you wish you had when you were in school. It will help your teen bypass many mistakes we all fell into because we didn’t know better. 

Class may be used as a half credit for high school Economics or other Social Science. 

Access to a computer is helpful. 

 

More information or to register, contact juliebjugan@gmail.com or  704-654-0244

 

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 

 

Learning Financial Independence for Middle Schoolers - Julie Bjugan

·       Ages: 10-14 years old

·       Time: Wednesdays, 11:30- 12:30 PM

·       Date: January 11- April 12 (14 weeks)

·       Cost: $250 All reading and working materials are included

 

This is the Financial Independence for Teens class targeted for middle schoolers.  The material is shifted slightly to be more focused on the information this younger group is looking for.

Are you struggling to teach your student an understanding of personal and global finance? Not everyone has the drive or the desire to become rich, but everyone would like to have a life free from worry about money. This class will give your teen the tools they need to build a firm foundation and save them from the mistakes we all made from lack of knowledge.

·        Becoming a financially independent adult is about much more than learning to keep a budget. In this class we will cover:

·        Personal finance/budgeting

·        What's going on Wall Street?

·       Just enough economics

·       Credit scores, Credit cards, Credit statements

·       Checking accounts & debit cards

·       Online security

·       Student loans, car loans, mortgages

·       The value of giving

·       The most important thing you can do right now to secure your financial future The difference between income and (financial) wealth

In addition, we will discuss personal skills successful people possess, such as:

·       Job interview skills

·       Goal setting

·       This is the class you wish you had when you were in school. It will help your student bypass many mistakes we all fell into because we didn't know better.

·       Class may be used as a half credit for high school Economics or other Social Science. Access to a computer is helpful.

 

More information or to register, contact juliebjugan@gmail.com or  704-654-0244

 

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 

 

American Sign Language (ASL) as a Foreign Language Level 1 - Terry Moore

·        Ages: 12-19

·        Time: Wednesdays 3:00- 3:45 PM

·        Date: January 18- May 3, 2017

·        Cost: $200.00

This full year, beginner level ASL is designed as a foreign language course. The students will be learning the American Sign Language structure by learning new signs every week with classroom exercises. They will be creating ASL sentences, signing different ASL dialogues while learning about the hearing impaired culture. There will be homework every week and quizzes on what they have learned.

For more information or to register, please contact Terry Moore signingmoorewithterry@aol.com

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 

 

Learning Financial Independence 2 - Julie Bjugan

·       Ages: 15 - College Student

·       Time: Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 PM

·       Date: January 11- April 12, 2017   (14 weeks)

·       Cost: $250 All reading and working materials are included

 

Building on the Financial knowledge learned in Learning Financial Independence 1: Economics and Finance, this second class will focus on more detailed practice. Students will keep a household budget, write checks, use on-line banking, set up a mock investment portfolio, and practice job and interview skills.

 

Additionally, students will delve into more detail of the subjects they began to understand in the first class. We will use current events and the news, as well as case studies of past events to gain a deeper knowledge of how the world of high finance touches each of us individually. This ‘Part 2” is an essential next step in your student’s financial education.

 

Class may be used as a half credit for high school Economics or other Social Science. Access to a computer is helpful. 

 

More information or to register, contact juliebjugan@gmail.com or 704-654-0244

 

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 

 

Signing for Fun- Terry Moore

·        Time: Wednesdays 3:55- 4:40 PM

·        Date:  January 18- May 3, 2017

·       Cost: $130.00

·       Parents may also attend with their children for an additional $60.00

  

This class is designed to teach your children a new language. We will be learning & reviewing signs each week through games and songs. This class will provide a great & opportunity to see if your child wants to pursue ASL as their high school foreign language requirement.

Parents are not required to attend the class.

For more information or to register, please contact Terry Moore signingmoorewithterry@aol.com

 

*All teacher credentials and teaching information listed alphabetically at the end of the class listings.

 

 

Teacher Profiles:

 

Julie Bjugan: Julie had spent her entire working life at financial institutions: investment and retail banks, consulting and accounting companies. She has a masters degree from the London School of Economics and spent many years traveling around the world teaching business and finance to banking professionals. Her real education began when she quit work to stay home with two young children, cutting her family income sharply. Personal finance quickly became her priority and she put her global finance education to use for her family.

 

Terry Moore; Terry is a certified Early Education Educator and Homeschool Mom. She has studied at SPCC in Monroe, NC as well as ASL with Michigan State University. While homeschooling her own daughter, Terry has learned how important it is to teach children that learning can be fun.. Terry's daughter, Tasha, is now graduated and in her second year at CPCC to become a sign language interpreter. Tasha is Terry's assistant in class. Terry has been teaching ASL at The Homeschool Room for the past 6 years. Terry has worked with children and adults in her church and other locations  to  learn ASL. She is eager to share the valuable and rewarding skills of signing with your children.

 

Jim Patten: Jim holds an Advanced Teacher status with Simply Music  http://simplymusicpiano.com/ and is a Certified Music Marvel Instructor. Jim also holds Specialist Certificates in Keyboard Styles as well as Harmony and Theory from Berklee College of Music, Boston https://www.berklee.edu/. Other commitments include fulfilling the Extended Day Piano Instructor position for Providence Day School, Charlotte, NC http://providenceday.org. Previously, Jim  performed for five years as a keyboardist with the Brad Ratledge Band and his work is on two of their released albums. 

 

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110 N. Statesville Rd. Suite 1

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