New Classes Begin 5 November 2012!!!
Moor House Academy
Leap into the Love of Learning!
This class is designed for love of learners of any age
and those who need to become such!
Students may enroll any time during the semester!
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Mornings
from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Conveniently located in Orem, Utah near I-15.
Mentors: Julia Groves and Donna Goff
Tuition: $250 per month, per student, plus books.
Class size is limited! Please contact us for information.
Early Bird Special 20% Off Books if you enroll by 10 November!
(e-books: Family Scholar Portfolio, Aspiring Scholar Portfolio, Book of Centuries, and Book of Nations)
The Love of Learning time in a child's development is a time of exposure, experimentation, exploration, and inspiration. Let me explain~ This is not the time for strict curriculum, structure, expectations, and grades. This is the time in a child's development where the magic of learning needs to come to life. The job of the teacher/mentor is not to give lots of assignments, busy work, and pressure. Rather it is to open as many doors to the child as possible, exposing them in small doses to what is out there for them to learn. Then it is time to experiment in doing hands on activities to encourage them to want to learn more. Throughout this process one must pay close attention to the individual child (their needs, their interests, and their developmental abilities.) in order to give the right sort of inspiration needed.
In keeping this class as closely aligned with the Thomas Jefferson Educational principles for this Love of Learning, we will not be using workbooks, curriculum, or busy work. Rather we will be (among other things):
Power of an Hour: Program 2012 Theme – Power of an Hour Cycle I -- Old Testament and Ancient Times. Each week we cover Bible stories, art, music, math, science, poetry, history, world geography, US geography, spelling rules, grammar rules, and beginning Hebrew.
We will also cover:
On This Day: Each day we discuss at least two events that happened that day in history.
Class Presentations: This is where the students have the opportunity to do a 2–5 minute presentation of the subject of their choice. This allows the children to share with their peers something that they are interested in. In doing so they spread the excitement of learning new things, and they get the experience of public speaking.
Writing: Individually created commonplace books filled with quotes, poems, excerpts from books etc. which each child will make an entry every day to work on his or her penmanship.
Math Matters: Experiencing math through the mode of living math– telling time, understanding money, measurements, and activities associated with the reading of books like Mathematicians are People Too Vol. 1 & 2, String, Straightedge, and Shadows, and a Cache of Jewels, etc.
Field Trips, Nature Walks and Nature Notebooks: There are so many interesting things available to explore in our area, such as outdoors, museums, and other arts. We take nature walks and then the children come back and draw something they saw on the walk then share it with the class to learn about the world in which we live.
Picture Studies: (Charlotte Mason Style), art appreciation, and hands on arts and crafts experimentation.
Classics Reading Time: We will enjoy the classics together and talk about what we are learning.
Book of Centuries and a Book of Nations: We will be creating and using these for our geography and history studies.
The Student Teacher: The children take turns being our assistant for the day. In addition to helping us throughout the class day, the student teacher gets to pick one topic (ahead of time) for us to learn about in class that day.
Coming in December!!!
A Hands On Christmas--Leap into the Love of Learning Classes!
**This is just a sampling of what we intend to expose your children to during November. As we see the needs/interests of the children these programs are subject to be modified accordingly.