MamaTeaches Online Classes for Kids

I am so excited to announce the start of MamaTeaches Online classes for kids through CurrClick Live!

As a homeschool mama now for many years, I remember feeling exceptionally frustrated with the lack of class offerings for the younger crowd. I didn’t want my kids to sit in front of the computer all day long, but I wanted them to learn the basics of it and learn how to interact in a safe environment. When I was offered the opportunity to teach 4-8 year olds through CurrClick Live, I jumped at the chance! Now this is something that was missing when my oldest two were little!

Book Buddies Classes

This summer I’ll be offering three free classes centered around children’s literature. They are called Book Buddies classes and are the perfect way to introduce your little learners to online learning in a safe, controlled environment. Think of these classes as a book club for kids! The Book Buddies classes are about 35-40 minutes long and come with extension activities if you want to do more with the book after class.

I’ve designed the classes so that it’s not necessary for your child to be able to read or type to be able to participate. There will be surveys or questions throughout the class, so they can simply point and click to mark their answer after I read the question and answer choices to them. If they want to type their answer number in the chat box, they are always welcome to do that, as well. It’s also not necessary to have read the book beforehand, as we will be reading and discussing it together. It’s a great introduction to online learning!

Updated: 6/14/14: The June Book Buddies class is now full.

June’s Book Buddies Class will be held on Monday, June 23rd, 2014 at 11am CST. We’ll be talking about friendship and individuality using the marvelous Kevin Henkes’ book, Chester’s Way. This is an adorable book that’s filled with great vocabulary and an important message.
Age Range: 4-8
Cost: FREE
Date: Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Time: 11:00am CST*
Register for June Book Buddies: Chester’s Way here.
*This class will be recorded, so if you can’t attend on the day of class, you can still watch the lesson if you pre-register.

Updated: 6/19/14: The July Book Buddies class is now full.

July’s Book Buddies Class is all about emotions and feelings. We’ll be reading and discussing Jamie Lee Curtis’ book, Today I Feel Silly, on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 11am*. As with all of the Book Buddies classes, there will be extension activities that you can complete at the end of class if you choose to do so.
Age Range: 4-8
Cost: FREE
Date: Monday, July 14th, 2014
Time: 11:00am CST*

Register for July Book Buddies: Today I Feel Silly here.
*This class will be recorded, so if you can’t attend on the day of class, you can still watch the lesson if you pre-register.

August’s Book Buddies Class touches on kindness, character, aging, and memories as we read through the beautifully illustrated Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox. Julia Vivas’ soft watercolors bring this story to life as a young boy befriends his senior neighbors who teach him what memories are and, in the process, what really matters in life. This is one of my all time favorite children’s books!
Age Range: 4-8
Cost: FREE
Date: Monday, August 11th, 2014
Time: 11:00am CST*
Register for August Book Buddies: Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge here.
*This class will be recorded, so if you can’t attend on the day of class, you can still watch the lesson if you pre-register.

Young Learners Classes

Also starting in July, I will be offering short-term 4-week classes for 4-7 year olds. These classes, like the Book Buddies classes, are designed to introduce students to online learning in a safe, controlled, and fun atmosphere. Each class lasts approximately 30 minutes and at the completion of each course there will be a certificate of completion awarded that you can put in your homeschool portfolio. As always, the classes will be recorded so that if you miss a day, you can still go back later and watch the lesson. Optional extension activities will also be provided after each class session. If you have more than one child who would like to participate, they can! These classes can be shared with siblings for no additional fee.
Here are the Summer/Fall 2014 MamaTeaches Online Young Learners Classes available:

Science Sleuths: In the Garden
Join the Science Sleuths as we buzz through the garden on a new fun-filled science adventure! During this four-week class, students will put on their thinking caps and explore science in the garden. We will answer questions, such as: What would happen if all of the bees disappeared from our garden? Why do our plants wither when we forget to water them? How does that tiny seed grow into a plant in my garden? and Where in the world does that water go? Topics include: plants growth, bees and pollination, the water cycle, and plant cells.
Each class session also includes a science experiment. A related craft activity, book suggestions, and supplemental resources appropriate for early learners will be provided for use after each week’s lesson.

Age Range: 4-8
Cost: $16
Dates: Mondays* – July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11
Time: 9am CST
Register for the Science Sleuths: In the Garden Classes here.
*These classes will be recorded, so if you can’t attend on one of the days, you can still watch the lessons if you pre-register.

Time Travelers: Transportation

All aboard! Discover the history of transportation in this fun-filled four-week adventure. We will investigate the automobile, airplanes, trains, and boats as we travel through time. Time Travelers will create a historical timeline together in class, learn about the contributions of important inventors, and see how the lives of everyday people have changed due to the improvements in transportation over time. It is the homeschool version of planes, trains, and automobiles with some boats included, as well!

Resources, extension activities, and a craft will accompany each weekly lesson.

Age Range: 4-8
Cost: $16
Dates: Thursdays* – September 4th, September 11th, September 18th, September 25th
Time: 9am CST
Register for the Time Travelers: Transportation Classes here.
*These classes will be recorded, so if you can’t attend on one of the days, you can still watch the lessons if you pre-register.

Silly Sentences

With a firm understanding of the basic parts of speech, students’ writing can advance quickly. In this four-week class we will learn about nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, and conjunctions. We will discover how they work together to create magnificent sentences and why descriptive sentences are so much more intriguing than their non-descriptive counterparts. Students will work together each week to create silly stories as we nurture a love of language and words.

Extension activities and resources will be available for each class session.

Age Range: 4-8
Cost: $16
Dates: Thursdays* – October 9th, October 16th, October 23rd, October 30th
Time: 11am CST
Register for the Silly Sentences Classes here.
*These classes will be recorded, so if you can’t attend on one of the days, you can still watch the lessons if you pre-register.

I can’t wait to see you there! Questions or concerns about the classes? Don’t hesitate to email me at MamaTeachesOnline@MamaTeaches.com!

~Brandi

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