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Spring 2021

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. 

Art Classes for Kids! Tuesday

$21796

with Jason and Bethe Sailer

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 15 weeks

Whether your student is beginning to draw, or is already an accomplished artist, there is always more to learn. This class will develop and refine artistic skills in drawing, painting and sculpture. Individuality and personal expression are guaranteed, with students selecting their subject matter within a focus area. Teachers are professional artists with 27+ years experience. Supplies are included in the class fee. 

Ages 8-13

Contact: Sailer Fine Art and Instruction 505-350-5413

bethesailer@gmail.com

No class February 2 or March 23 

Classic Literature Short Stories

$148

with Rachel Grindatto

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 9:55 am, runs for 12 weeks

For Ages 13-16

This course will challenge students to dive deep into the broad question of “what is literature and how can we understand it?” This course is aimed at helping students to develop critical thinking skills and an ability to enjoy literature and create their own. Through an exploration of 8 Classic Short Stories, students will be challenged to critically think through a wide variety of literature and literary components such as exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, and denouement. Students will be taught through class discussion, several small creative projects, and question/answer writing prompts to build a framework of classic literature and its role in our world today.

Students will be expected to bring a folder, notebook, pen/pencils, thin tipped markers or colored pencils, and a highlighter to EVERY class. Copies of the short stories will be provided by the instructor as will any extra paper materials needed for class time. This course will have minimal required outside reading/writing but will have several small creative projects that will need tro be worked on at home for completion.

This class is for students between the brackets of 8th and 10th grade (ish) due to the complexity of material and the suitableness of several of the short stories.

Current List of Short Stories to be explored (Subject to change at the prerogative of the instructor):

  • “Thank You, Ma’am” by Langston Hughes short story
  • The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell short story *(scene of murders)
  • “The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant short story 
  • “The Cask of Amontillado” by Edgar Allan Poe * (scene of murder)
  • “The Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan (from The Joy Luck Club)
  • “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl short story *(scene of murder)
  • “The Interlopers” by Saki short story *(scenes of rivalry and death) “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry short story

*Please note that several of the short stories may be unsuitable for your student, if there is a story that you are concerned about please reach out to me and we can discuss alternative options for your student. Please take the time to review each short story before enrolling in this class.

Contact: Rachel Grindatto

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. 

This is the Day...

$125

with Logan Koerner

Calendar Current session started Jan 19, 2021 at 12:30 pm, runs for 15 weeks

For ages 6-12

Celebrate the day!  This class is a celebration and history of major holidays as well as a look into national days.  We will look at food, customs and traditions of various days and celebrations examining what lies behind some of our favorite holidays.  Each week will include food and five out of 15 can be considered full lunch.  

Contact:  Logan Koerner

Teacher is a minor but references are available upon request. 

Sibling discount: $24 use promo code: BRO 

No class February 2 or March 23

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. 

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Fun First Steps Spanish for the Little Ones
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Fun First Steps Spanish for the Little Ones

$120

with Tani Masters

Ages 4-7

Activities that include music, corporate expression, book reading and more

$15 materials fee per student to be paid to Tani Masters by cash or check on first day of class

Contact: Tani Masters

505-238-4002

Note: This class is pending until there are enough to hold the class.  The class may appear "class is full" prior to this.  Please join the waiting list to ensure the class can run.

Art Classes for Kids! Wednesday

$21796

with Jason and Bethe Sailer

Calendar Current session started Jan 20, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 15 weeks

Whether your student is beginning to draw, or is already an accomplished artist, there is always more to learn. This class will develop and refine artistic skills in drawing, painting and sculpture. Individuality and personal expression are guaranteed, with students selecting their subject matter within a focus area. Teachers are professional artists with 27+ years experience. Supplies are included in the class fee. 

Ages 8-13

Contact: Sailer Fine Art and Instruction  505-350-5413

bethesailer@gmail.com

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. 

 

 

Mission to Mars

$152

with Beverly Williams

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

Mission to Mars Flight through the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) provides 4th-6th grade students the opportunity to plan and carry out a simulated manned mission to Mars. By learning facts about Mars and working as a team, your fifth graders (9-11 year olds) prepare for the mission. They will build a habitat, communicate with other teams by solving math problems (adding and subtracting decimals), design and make a patch and their uniform to represent their team, learn about nutrition, and create and perform a song/drama/rap about what they have learned. Their objective is to build a colony of habitats to sustain life on Mars. Students around the city work on their project and activities to prepare them for the mission. The culminating event is when over 1,000 students come together to complete their journey. In order to facilitate homeschool student participation in this exciting program, Beverly Williams will offer a class to homeschool 4th-6th graders (ages 9-11). This is a true STEAM program that is an exciting way for your children to learn. Come join us! The class will be held until some time in April 2021 with a mandatory Link-up Day on mid to late April or early May 2021. To make 14 weeks, there will be days off determined by the teacher. The $152 cost includes ALL materials.

Contact Teacher:cleangreenwithbev@hayden31.com 617-512-4801

If COVID-19 restrictions are uncertain this class will move to ZOOM.





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