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New Mexico History

$150

with Wes Koerner

Calendar Current session started Jan 14, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 18 weeks

NEW DAY

New Mexico History and Geography Seminar.  This is a survey course of the historical, political, economic, social, cultural, religious and geographic features of New Mexico.  The focus of classwork will be lectures, note-taking, and discussion of New Mexico's colorful history and geography, especially the story of New Mexicans from prehistory to the present.

In order for parents to be able to modify the class to meet the needs of multi-age or multi-skill level students, required work will be minimal; mostly students will be expected to do some reading or other research to be able to join the discussion.  However, optional assignments will be provided to parents to allow for parent discretion in modifying the class for their particular student, including textbook reading with review work, suggested readings from historical or literary works, term papers or presentations, and for younger students modeling and poster projects.  In order to receive high school credit a student should demonstrate an understanding of how the aspects of New Mexico's History contribute to or are reflected in issues today.

Text:  A History of New Mexico Second Revised Edition by Clavin A. Roberts, PhD and Susan A. Roberts, PhD University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque 1991, This edition is out-of-print but preserves valuable information that has been lost in more recent revisions.  A used copy of the text will be provided on loan to each enrolled student.

Contact: Wes Koerner

No Class March 25, 2021

Virtual Option - a google meet link will be provided for students wishing to join virtually.  They will be watching the in-person class.

Sibling discount: $15 Use promo code XTRA 

Wes Koerner holds a B.A. in History from the University of New Mexico.  He is also a licensed  teacher, U.S. Army Veteran, and New Mexico Native with a love and passion for the land of Enchantment.

Note: PLANT, Inc. registration fees are non-refundable once paid by credit card.  If this class has not yet met it minimum (indicated by 'will run'), it is recommended that you choose to pay by check or cash.  Once the minimum has been met you can send a check or call with a credit card. 

Foundations in Personal Finance

$150

with Mona Koerner

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm, runs for 17 weeks

This course makes use of the Dave Ramsey Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition. The curriculum includes video instruction as well as activities and a student text.  Topics include: Saving, Budgeting, Debt, Life After High School, Consumer Awareness, Bargain Shopping, Investing and Retirement, Insurance, Money and Relationships, Careers and Taxes, and Giving.  We will watch the videos in class, fill-in student text questions, discuss case studies, and engage in practical activities such as creating a budget, filling out Financial Aid forms, filing taxes, comparing investments, tracking investments, reading a prospectus, and researching charitable organizations.  Students will be expected to spend 30 minutes to an hour and a half each week on research and activities outside of class. Students should bring a basic calculator and notebook for keeping handouts to each class.  They are also encouraged to bring a means for conducting internet research in class such as a tablet, kindle or smart phone. They will also be required to register with HowtheMarketWorks.com to trade imaginary stocks.

A minimum of 6 students is needed to make the class.   The price of the class includes the student text ($29.99) as long as the student is registered by January 4, 2021.  Those registering after January 4, 2021 will be responsible for purchasing their own texts.  

Contact:  Mona Koerner 

No class February 3 or March 24

Note: PLANT, Inc. registration fees are non-refundable once paid by credit card.  If this class has not yet met it minimum (indicated by 'will run'), it is recommended that you choose to pay by check or cash.  Once the minimum has been met you can send a check or call with a credit card. 

Social Justice, Political Philosophy and Harry Potter

$135

with Mona Koerner

Calendar Current session started Jan 20, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 12 weeks

What's more divisive than Faith, Literature and Harry Potter?  Politics!  J.K. Rowling has written a postmodern commentary on social justice and political philosophy.  Did you catch it?  In this class we we delve into the socio-political themes in the Harry Potter Series - social improvement, the proper role of government, prejudice and intolerance.  

Students will be required to bring their Bibles to class and should have read the Harry Potter series in advance.  

Contact: Mona Koerner

No class February 3 or March 24

Note: PLANT, Inc. registration fees are non-refundable once paid by credit card.  If this class has not yet met it minimum (indicated by 'will run', it is recommended that you choose to pay by check or cash.  Once the minimum has been met you can send a check or call with a credit card. 

Say It With Class: Public Speaking Class
Registration Unavailable

Say It With Class: Public Speaking Class

$115

with Nancy Lauser

Students gain confidence and develop skill in speaking, by practicing impromptu speeches, prepared speeches, interpretive reading, giving and receiving evaluations, enunciation exercises, and "think on your feet" games.  

Ages 12+, Is your student younger than 12? Students 10 or 11 years old admitted on a case-by-case basis.  Call me!

Contact: Nancy Lauser  505-553-2603 

Discounts: Discounts for military families.  Sorry, no discounts for students from the same family. Instructor does trades and payment plans if finances are a hindrance to attending class.  Contact Nancy Lauser to arrange discounts.

$10 discount for your registration per family that signs up at your referral.  If a student includes your name in the 'Referred By?' question on their registration, you will receive a promo code.

Class Description

Contact: Nancy Lauser (text is best way) 505-553-2603

No class during STUFF or when Card Making class meets Feb 3, 17, Mar 3, 17, Apr. 28 May 12

No make-up weeks for snow

PLANT, Inc. fees are non-refundable if paid by credit card.  If class has not yet met its minimum (indicated by 'will run').  It is recommended that you pay by check. 

Cards and Other Paper Crafting Projects

$102

with Brenda Conyne

Calendar Current session started Feb 17, 2021 at 10:30 am, runs for 5 weeks

Paper crafting with rubber stamps and other tools can be used to create cards, gift bags, gifts and to decorate nearly anything. This class will start with basics like cutting and adhesives and continue with simple and intermediate techniques throughout the semester. Each week students will take home at least one finished project, often more. All materials will be provided. Having been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for 24 years, I am passionate about creating with rubber stamps and die cuts. I am not teaching this class with any intention of selling product, but I will give students a catalog as an idea book. If you would prefer your student not have a catalog, please contact me via text or e-mail. No previous experience is necessary.

Contact: Brenda Conyne (505) 220-9678

Dates: 2/17, 3/3, 3/17, 4/28, 5/12

$15 discount for paying in full.  Use promo code: Cards

Note: PLANT, Inc. fees are non-refundable after paid with a credit card.

Kickball

$20

with Wes Koerner

Calendar Current session started Mar 16, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 9 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 16, 2021

Ages 8-17 

(younger students are welcome but need to have the ability to learn rules and the emotional maturity to participate in the logistics of the game)

Non-competitive, fun physical education class.

 No Class March 23, 2021

Teen Kickball

$20

with Wes Koerner

Calendar Current session started Mar 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

For ages 13 - 19

Bigger field, faster, harder... same great non-competitive kickball fun for Teens Only.

Teens are encouraged to play both Tuesday and Wednesday in order to help the younger kids learn the game.  If you want to also register for Tuesday kickball use promo code "kickit" for $10 off the Tuesday class. 

Contact:  Wes Koerner

No Class March 24, 2021

Full Course
Book Club
Registration Unavailable

Book Club

$120

with Sandy Cannon

Calendar Next session starts Aug 24, 2021 at 1 pm, runs for 12 weeks

This class is a discussion based class where we enjoy books together. As the teacher, I will guide students through historical context and beginning literary analysis. Students will complete reading and discussion preparation at home. The book list is not finalized yet because the students will be given some choices, but the goal is to read at least three of the books listed below. To determine if this class is appropriate for your child, see the reading list.

Depending on your student and schooling, this class can be the literature component of your schooling or a supplement to what you do at home.

Students are responsible to bring their own copies of the books unless they are renting copies from the teacher.

Possible Book Choices:

  • The Call of the Wild by Jack London
  • Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
  • The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Meeting dates: Aug 24-Dec 7 (no class Sep 7, 21, 28 or Nov 23) Save Dec 14 for make-up if needed.

Check booklist to see if this is a good choice for your child.

Contact: Sandy Cannon





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