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Dragons In A Bag: Language Arts and Humanities Homeschool Enrichment

Sale price$220.00

Literary Explorers! Join us at the ArtHouse SchoolHouse for a literary adventure where learning and imagination know no bounds...

In this 4-week session, we will read Dragons In A Bag by Zetta Elliott -- In this adventurous urban fantasy, Jaxon is sent to spend the day with a mean woman his mother calls Ma, only to discover that she is a witch who needs his help delivering baby dragons to a magical world where they'll be safe. 

Literary Explorers is a three hour drop off Homeschool enrichment experience with an emphasis on Language Arts, Arts and Humanities.  The program is designed for children with a love for reading, literature, art, writing, mythology, world and culture studies, and performance.  

Join us on an exciting journey through literature, history, and creativity in our homeschool enrichment class, Literary Explorers! Throughout the 4-week class, students will embark on an immersive exploration of a specific book, delving into literary elements such as themes, characters, conflict and settings while developing critical thinking, creative writing and journaling skills. We will have fun with hands-on art and craft projects, uncover connections to world history, art history, mythology, and more!

Areas of Study:

  • Language Arts 
  • Character Study and Development
  • Creative Writing
  • History & Mythology
  • Art History 
  • Hands On Art & Crafts
  • Book Parties & Games
  • Presentation Skills 
  • Fun, Friends and Community 

 

Details:

  • Grades 4 - 6 (interested in Grades TK - 3 or Grade 7+? Let us know!)
  • September 11 - October 2
  • 4 weeks
  • Class Size Limited to 10 Students
  • Wednesdays: 10am - 1pm (Bring a snack and lunch!)
  • All Supplies and Materials Included
  • Any questions, let us know!

 

Highlights:

  • Literary Analysis, Conversation, Fun and Games (and a party, of course!):  Students will engage in thoughtful discussions about a book. The book of study will be  Dragons In A Bag by Zetta Elliott,  analyzing its plot, characters, and underlying themes. Through guided conversations, they will deepen their understanding of the text and develop critical thinking skills while also having tons of fun exploring  Art History, Mythology, and more.  Students will solve mysteries and puzzles, broaden their skills with creative writing prompts, apply their learnings to hands-on art and crafts project, and ultimately plan and celebrate with a book party! 
  • Historical Context: Each book in our Literary Explorers course study will serve as a window into different historical periods, allowing students to explore the cultural, social, and artistic landscapes of the time. As we open ourselves up to a broader view, students will gain insights into how literature reflects and influences historical events.
  • Grammar and Language Games: Students will hone their grammar skills through interactive exercises and games. From punctuation challenges to word puzzles and copywork of inspirational quotes and book passages,  learning grammar will become fun and engaging.
  • Creative Writing Workshops: Students will unleash their imagination through creative writing exercises inspired by each book. From character sketches to alternate endings or spinoff ideas, they will be presented with opportunities to express their creativity and develop their storytelling abilities.  Does your child love graphic novels? Ours sure do! Students will be encouraged to express their creativity through this much-loved literary art form. 
  • Arts and Crafts: Together, we'll bring each book to life through hands-on arts and crafts projects! From creating visual representations of key scenes to crafting props and artifacts from the story, students will explore their artistic talents while deepening their understanding of a book's themes.
  • Book Party Celebration: As we prepare to wrap up study of each book, students will plan and participate in a lively, art-filled book party! They will have the opportunity to showcase their understanding of the book through presentations, skits, creative displays, food and fun! 

 

Tuition & Details:

  • $220.00 per student 
  • Wednesdays 10:00 - 1:00
  • We are Charter School Approved! We are currently an approved Service Provider with Sage Oak Charter School.  If you are enrolled with Blue Ridge Academy, Golden Valley Charter, Heartland, or others, please request ArtHouse & Co. to be added to their Service Provider / Vendor List. Thank you!
  • To Pay with your Charter School Funds, please enter Code "CHARTERFAMILY" at checkout and we will coordinate a PO with your school. Thank you!

Meet your Instructor: Jen Zahigian Ganzhorn is a Multi-Disciplinary Artist, Fine Art Photographer, and Homeschooling Mom with passion for learning as a lifestyle.  A graduate of University of California, Berkeley, Jen holds a degree in English Literature with an emphasis in Religious Study and World Mythology.  As Founder of ArtHouse & Co., Jen is committed to celebrating a spirit of wanderlust, connection and everyday artfulness through eduction, design, wonder, curiosity, and of course...play!

 Any questions, let us know!

 

Dragons In A Bag:  Language Arts and Humanities Homeschool Enrichment
Dragons In A Bag: Language Arts and Humanities Homeschool Enrichment Sale price$220.00