Classes

Classes, Workshops, and Camps in 2020:

Middle Grades Book Club — (January-April) one Friday per month, 11am-12:30pm at Waller’s Coffee Shop in Decatur. Ages 10-14; Cost: $5 per meeting (or $20 total for all four)

This Book Club will read a total of four books, January through April. The book list and meeting dates are below. I’ll send out an email the week before we meet each month (to everyone who has signed up) with possible discussion topics, links to interesting activities or sites related to the book, and other information.

Each book club meeting will be 90 minutes. We’ll discuss the book for the first hour and then do an activity together. Materials for activities are included in the price unless otherwise indicated.

Parents and siblings are invited to stay on-site at Waller’s during Book Club. You can join us for the book discussion or grab a table of your own and have 90 minutes to read, hang out, or work. There is also a lovely outside area with a creek in the back, and lots of things to keep younger siblings entertained.

January Book Club — meets 1/31; Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit (activity: make our own bookmarks) THIS MONTH’S BOOK CLUB IS FULL!

February Book Club — meets 2/28; The Friendship War by Andrew Clements (activity: TBD)

March Book Club — meets 3/27; A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff (activity: TBD)

April Book Club — meets 4/24; book is a biography of your choice! Read it and come prepared to tell us about the book you’ve read, why you chose that book (and that person), and what you thought about it.

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High School/Teen Book Club — (February-May) one Friday per month, 12:30-1:30pm at Waller’s Coffee Shop in Decatur. Ages 14-17; Cost: $5 per meeting (or $20 total for all four)

This Book Club will read a total of four books, February through May. The book list and meeting dates are below. I’ll send out an email the week before we meet each month (to everyone who has signed up) with possible discussion topics, links to interesting activities or sites related to the book, and other information.

Parents and siblings are invited to stay on-site at Waller’s during Book Club. There is space inside in which to read, hang out, or work. There is also a lovely outside area with a creek in the back, and lots of things to keep younger siblings entertained.

February Book Club — meets 2/28; The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

March Book Club — meets 3/27; Pride by Ibi Zoboi

April Book Club — meets 4/24; Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

May Book Club — meets 5/15; The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

Book Club registration is open now:

Families MUST pre-register for each month’s book club meeting by the 10th of each month in order to hold their spot. You can come to all four meetings, or just choose the ones your child/teen wants to attend.

To register, email me at shawne@summerlyhomeschool.com with “Book Club” in the subject line, along with the name and age of the participating child, which Book Club you are signing up for, and your contact info. I will send you confirmation and payment information upon signing up.

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Dungeons & Dragons Club — (5 weeks) Thursdays, 12pm-1:30pm, February 6-March 12 (with a break the week of 2/20) at the LEAD class space in Avondale.

Ages 9-15; Cost: $45 per student (includes all materials and room fees), due by January 24.

Come join us for a fun D&D adventure as we spend five weeks together creating characters, coming up with back stories, and working our way through an exciting D&D campaign. No experience necessary and all materials (including a new set of dice for each participant) are included. All you need to bring is an active imagination and a thirst for adventure!

This club is limited to 7 students. (D&D CLUB IS FULL!)

Registration is open now. To register, email me at shawne@summerlyhomeschool.com with “D&D” in the subject line, along with the name and age of the participating child, your contact info, and whether or not your child is new to D&D. I will send you confirmation and payment information upon receipt.

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Middle Grades Enrichment Spring Break Camp — (5 fun days!) 10am to 2:30pm, March 30-April 3 at the LEAD class space in Avondale. (Note: If your child isn’t able to attend the full week, a partial-week option is available at a prorated cost; just let us know which days.)

Ages 9-14; Cost: $175 per student (sibling discount is available). A $20 per family deposit is due by January 31 to hold your space, the remainder of the camp fee is due at the end of March.

Come join us for a week of living history, art, puzzles, games, creative thinking, creative writing, and fun projects in this Homeschool Spring Break Enrichment Camp! We’ll be filling these five days with five weeks worth of Enrichment fun. Each day will include interactive activities, independent and group projects, team challenges, lunchtime (and snack time) outdoor time, free time, and more.

This camp will be led by myself and Christy Seelye-King, and is open to Summerly Homeschool families as well as students who have previously attended my Enrichment class at LEAD. (If space is still available we will open it to the larger group on February 1.)

Camp is limited to 18 students. (two spots are still available!)

Registration is open now. To register, email me at shawne@summerlyhomeschool.com with “Enrichment Camp” in the subject line, along with the name and age of the participating child and your contact info. I will send you payment information for the deposit (due January 31) and confirmation that your child is on the camp roster.

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Additional classes and workshops will be added to the schedule over the next couple of months. Some will be in town, others will be OTP in the Norcross area. I will also be adding an online class listing as well, for those who might be interested. Please check back to see what’s available!

Some of the classes I’ve taught in the past include:

Middle Grades Enrichment Class (for ages 9-13)

Creative Writing for Kids and Tweens (ages 8-13)

Gaming Co-op: D&D (ages 9-16)

The World of Harry Potter (ages 8-14)

World History Grab Bag (ages 10+)

Math Mania (ages 5-9)

Cultural Geography (ages 10+)

Snacks & Stories from Around the World (ages 5-8)

Game Design Workshop (teen)

Art of the Journal (ages 10+)

Quidditch (ages 8-12)

Young Learners Half-Day Enrichment Program (5-9)