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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Free Poetry Live Class At Currclick

Check out all the live classes Currclick is offering in August. Some are free, and some have a small fee. Currclick is not just for homeschoolers but can be supplemental for any child, or adult.

FREE Poetry Picks Literature Class for 8th Grade and up! Plus, Powerpoint, Surface Area & Volume, Pirates, Cooking, College and more! All classes start in late July and August and are a great way to jumpstart a new season of learning.

Get ready for the NEW school year, with NEW computer and presentation skills!

Introduction to PowerPoint

Monday - Friday (No Class on Wednesday) at 11:00 am CDT
August 9, 10, 12 & 13
$20 for 4 Class Sessions
Ages 8 and up

Technology is an increasingly prevalent part of our lives. It is important that students learn to make use of this technology as part of their education. A valuable software program for students to learn is PowerPoint. This fabulous software has multiple uses for the homeschool student.

In this week long class, students will be introduced to the basics of PowerPoint through live demonstrations. They will learn the key features of PowerPoint and all the wonderful tools available for creating awesome presentations. They will discover the multiple uses for this presentation software, including how they can use it for digital notebooking in their homeschool.

Class sessions will include a group lesson with a live demonstration and time for the students questions. Students will receive handouts of the material covered in each lesson, as well as project ideas to apply what they have learned.

Each class session will be recorded, with the link to the recording emailed to the class following each session.

About the Teacher: My name is Dina DeYoung with Apples of Gold Online Academy. I am a licensed teacher with my Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Portland and a BA in Christian Ministries from George Fox University. I taught in the classroom for five years at a private Christian school before leaving to homeschool my own children. I have long had an enthusiasm for homeschooling and have deeply desired it for my own children. I am thrilled to be able to put my passion for teaching into practice in the homeschool community with live online classes through CurrClick.

If you have any questions about the class, please feel free to email me at

*PowerPoint 2007 will be used for the live demonstrations. Earlier versions of PowerPoint may not have all the same features, but the ge neral information will still apply.

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Our Price $20.00

Simply Music Summer Camp

Thursdays, Aug 5-26 at 1:00 pm Central, OR Mondays, Aug 9-30 at 9:00 am Central

Here is your opportunity to sample a month of Simply Music lessons! You will learn some basics of piano, beginnings of chords, and several songs!

Student home materials for camp are optional and can be purchased for $20 after signing up for the class. Please allow 1-2 weeks for materials to arrive - in the USA, longer outside of the USA.

**After purchase, complete enrollment by following the steps in the downloaded pdf or in the purchase note sent via email. Purchase note can also be viewed in your Currclick account, under purchases.

Founded by Neil Moore, Simply Music is a remarkable, Australian- developed piano and keyboard program that offers a breakthrough in music education. This unique method has children, teens, adults and seniors, playing great sounding blues, classical, contemporary and accompaniment pieces - immediately - from their very first lessons. In stark contrast to traditional methods that require students to learn music-reading as the means of learning to play, Simply Music teachers temporarily delay music-reading and introduce a revolutionary, 'playing-based' methodology.

This remarkably natural approach to learning music initially involves exposing students to a vast array of unique, copyrighted concepts that unfold directly onto the keyboard and produce unprecedented results.

Having lessons with a Simply Music teacher means experiencing the pleasure and satisfaction that comes from immediately playing a vast repertoire of great-sounding music. Ongoing lessons are scheduled to begin in September. (You must be a resident of the USA, Canada, Austrailia or New Zealand to participate in a class from Natural Notes Piano School )

Tami Duvall, Accredited Simply Music Instructor. I am a veteran homeschooling Mom of 6 ranging from 3-24 and 2 grandchildren age 4yrs and 3 months. I have always loved teaching and delight in preserving a child's love of learning.

When I began playing piano many years ago, Simply Music was not around, and I struggled with the common frustrations of the traditional reading based approach to learning piano. I was completely thrilled when I found there was a better way to learn and teach piano. Simply Music is that better way! Not only have I found success in playing but have been able to share this method with my children and many other students, children and adults. I have seen amazing result in student's experience of learning by Simply Music method. They are exposed to not only classical, but blues, contemporary, accompaniment and even composing their own pieces.

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Our Price $12.00

It's Italian Cuisine Week

August 16, 2010 - August 20, 2010
11am CDT (no class Wednesday)

We will prepare and mangia classic dishes from Italy. This is one of my favorite cuisines and I'm sure it will be one of your family's as well!

Students will focus on preparing and cooking items that contain healthier ingredients with greater health benefits. Class is geared toward children 10 and up (this includes you too, parents!!) but if your younger child can keep up the pace with your assistance, then by all means, let them join in on this semi-extinct skill of cooking. We will spend approximately one to one and a half hours in the kitchen depending upon the dish. Your class fee includes all four classes to be aired daily.

Monday, August 16, 2010 - 11am CDT
Antipasto Salad & Parmesan Crostini's - Antipasto literally means "before the pasta". As you can guess, this is a traditional hot or cold hors d' oeuvre. We will combine the ingredients to make a tasty salad served with a warm Crostini.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 - 11am CDT
Pan Crusted Eggplant Parmesan w/ Simple Marinara - Can't get anymore descriptive here!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 11am CDT

Italian Meatball Soup - This is a traditional meal served at Italian Weddings. There are many versions of this soup and now you'll get ours!!

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 11am CDT

Cannoli's - A rolled pastry shell filled with a rich, creamy mixture to die for!!!

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Our Price $30.00

It's time for the 3rd Annual Heart of the Matter Online Conference! HOTM is the pioneer of online homeschool conferences, not to mention the very best online conference out there! Plus, by signing up, you get $210 worth of free CurrClick goodies along with tons of other freebies from other great homeschool organizations and companies. Don't miss it!

Surface Area and Volume Workshop

Aug. 2-4 @ 11:00am-Noon CST
Cost: $20 For Pre-Algebra Students or earlier. 3 Sessions included.

Covers the concepts of surface area and volume for various 2D and 3D shapes and figures.

All sessions are LIVE! Students will see and hear the teacher in real-time. They will also be able to ask questions, make comments, and interact with other students. Finally, all sessions are recorded for later review, or if you happen to be absent.

Note: A workshop requires a minimum of five (5) registered students, otherwise it will be cancelled.

John Bovey has successfully taught math and other subjects for grades 4-12. He is a certified teacher in Washington state and has worked for schools in Ohio, California, and Washington. He is most experienced with teaching middle school and high school level math. He has been widely regarded as an excellent math teacher by former students and parents. John also has tutored numerous students in math. Several references attest to his strong teaching abilities and the overall success he has had as a teacher. He is currently the Owner/Operator of LIVE Online Math.

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Our Price $20.00

So You Think You're Ready for College?

Session A - Tuesday, August 3, 2010 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. CDT OR
Session B - Thursday, August 5, 2010 7:00 - 8:00 P.M. CDT

You will receive a link to both classes and are welcome to attend both classes. The material that will be covered will be the same in both classes.

College is a huge transitional time for everybody in the family and for many people college can resemble a completely foreign environment!

Ian Henrich, is a 4.0 upcoming Sophomore at Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Chemistry/Biochemistry with a minor in material science/nanotechnology.
After successfully navigating his freshman year, Ian has tons of tips and techniques for other college bound young people and their families all from a Christian perspective.

He will provide an insightful and candid presentation on how to handle the pressure and various situations that one might encounter applying to or going at a university:

* ACT? SAT? What's the best option?
* How to handle stress
* How to get invo lved on the campus
* Learn how to handle tough classes and tests

As a college student, Ian will bring a student's perspective on what it takes to succeed at a top university. RECOMMENDED AGE/GRADE: This class is meant for students and parents of students who about to apply for, are interested in, or going to college.

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Our Price $3.95

FREE Poetry Picks: A Live Literature Class for Grades 8 and Up

Mon, August 16, 11:00-12:00 CST. Grades 8 and up

This FREE online class allows you to experience my Poetry Picks series at no cost. There are 6 Poetry Picks classes scheduled for the fall for just $5 each or $25 when you register for all six.

In this fun, free session, we'll analyze a handful of poems about ... poetry!

A week before class (or as soon as possible after registration if you register after August 9), you'll receive an email with a .pdf containing all of the poems we will be discussing. (Please note: poets and poems listed in the Poetry Picks descriptions are subject to change.)

Class Schedule: MONDAY, August 16, 11:00-12:00 CST (9:00 PST/10:00 MST/11:00 CST/12:00 EST)

Fall Poetry Picks sessions: Fridays, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, and 12/3

Class Requirements: We will meet in CurrClick's Live Virtual Classroom. You simply need a broadband Internet connection and a computer with speakers. You'll be able to see and hear me and post your questions and com ments in the live chat.

Class will be recorded and a link to the recording will be provided to all class registrants. You can watch the recording as a review or if you missed the class.

About the Teacher: I'm a homeschooling mom of 3, teacher, author, yogi, and holistic health advocate. I started my teaching career in college as a writing tutor and began teaching in the classroom after earning my MA from Columbia University in 1991. I've published over a dozen study guides, including Grammar Source: The Smarter Way to Learn Grammar and Write Better Essays and have taught classes ranging from Writing and the Humanities to Critical Thinking, from Technical Writing to Science Fiction. I love teaching and witnessing the personal growth in students as they learn about themselves and their world through writing and literature. I am excited to be able to offer a community classroom experience to homeschoolers across the country and look forward to meeting you in clas s!

Questions? Please email me at

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Our Price FREE

Pirates of the Real Carribean 1500-1800

Tuesday & Thursday, August 10th & 12th Only! 12pm CDT

Ahoy thar Matey! Climb aboard and join us as we travel through the Carribean and Atlantic learning about what Pirates were really like between 1500-1800. We'll learn about their ships, weapons, hideouts and what treasure thar be worth stealing. We'll even learn to talk like pirates, so bring along your brothers and sisters for a swashbuckling good time!

This will be a two time, one hour class that will be recorded if you miss any of it. We will go over the basics of real pirates and how they lived, including a female pirate. We will be learning about what they ate, what their boats looked like, what weapons they used, where they lived and learning some stories about them as well. No books are required for this class. There will be one assignment for the student to bring something to the second class on pirates, but extra assignments are left to the parent's discretion. I will be emailing a list of links and ideas for added learning that this class will hopefully sp ur. This class is for students approximately ages 10 and up- parents you know best what your child will understand! Siblings can all attend class for one price. You must have audio to hear the class. There must be 10 students in this class or it will be postponed.

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Our Price $15.00

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1 comment:

Anne said...

These are great. I will have to check them out. Too bad the ages on the poetry class is 8th and up. My older daughter would love that.

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