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Reading Rally

Quarter 3: Starts on January 31, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Danielle Mercadal

Grade Range: K-1st

Prerequisites: See Description

Reading Rally is a supplemental reading and writing class for 5- and 6- year-olds. The class is whole language inspired with phonics games, partner reading, simple journaling, and self-created spelling lists for home. The group will explore habits of good readers and writers through examples of well-loved children's authors. Students must already be able to recognize each letter and corresponding sound of the alphabet, be familiar with simple blends, and a few beginner sight words (such as I, am, and no), and must be able to write their own name.

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3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $170.00

Spanish Amigos: En la Cuidad (Around Town)

Quarter 3: Starts on February 2, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sirdley Taborga

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Buenos dias! Spanish Amigos (Friends) is a fun, play-based, Spanish immersion class for young students. Much like learning their native language, students will be exposed to the sounds, vocabulary, and phrases in Spanish through songs, games, stories, interactive and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. The teacher will bring toys and objects each week to give kids tangible, hands-on examples of the vocabulary being introduced.

Third quarter, young students will learn about La Casa (The Home) and will practice vocabulary and simple phrases about rooms of the house, common objects, and food. Every quarter, basics such as numbers, colors, the alphabet, and greetings will be incorporated.

Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in Spanish, so children can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. While the theme might be the same as that of a younger level of instruction, more vocabulary will be introduced at the older level. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Instruction will be predominantly verbal, but key vocabulary words may be written down for students to begin a sense of spelling. Students will be encouraged to write down new words each week, but reading, writing, spelling, and note-taking will not be expected. Fluency should not be expected at this level. This is a 6-week class that begins on February 2, 2023.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $141.00

Spanish Exploradores: En la Cuidad (Around Town)

Quarter 3: Starts on February 2, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sirdley Taborga

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Buenas tardes! Spanish Exploradores (Explorers) is a fun, immersive introductory Spanish class for elementary students. Much like learning their native language, students will be exposed to the sounds, vocabulary, and phrases in Spanish through songs, games, stories, and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. The teacher will bring objects each week to give students tangible, hands-on examples of the vocabulary being introduced.

Third quarter, children will learn about La Casa (The Home) and will practice expanded vocabulary and simple beginning about rooms of the house, common objects, food, and celebrations. Every quarter, basics such as numbers, colors, the alphabet, and greetings will be incorporated. In this level, students will be encouraged to begin to combine adjectives with nouns and nouns with verbs.

Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in Spanish, so children can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. While the theme might be the same as that of a younger level of instruction, more vocabulary will be introduced at the older level. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Instruction will be predominantly verbal, but key vocabulary words may be written down for students to begin a sense of spelling. Students will be encouraged to write down new words each week, but reading, writing, and spelling will not be expected. Fluency should not be expected at this level. This is a 6-week class that begins on February 2, 2023.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $141.00

Spanish Para Pequenos (for Little Ones)

Quarter 3: Starts on February 2, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sirdley Taborga

Grade Range: PK-K

Prerequisites: None

Hola! Spanish Para Pequenos (Spanish for Little Ones) is a fun, play-based, Spanish immersion class for young children. Much like learning their native language, children will be exposed to the sounds and words in Spanish through songs, games, stories, interactive and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. The teacher will bring toys and objects to give young children tangible, hands-on examples of the vocabulary being introduced. Vocubulary covered may include simple greetings, color words, numbers, animals, and articles of clothing, and these will be repeated often due to the young age of the students. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds and basic vocabulary words while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. All instruction will be verbal in this class. Reading, writing, and spelling will not be expected. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

Note: Students must be minimum age 4 in order to enroll in this class. (no 3-year-olds). Students must be comfortable speaking to others in English, able to follow directions, and separate from their parent for the 55-minute duration of the class. This is a 6-week class that begins on February 2, 2023.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $141.00

Valentine's Cookie Creations- Kids

Quarter 3: Starts on February 11, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 3 Hours

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 2nd-6th

Prerequisites: None

Chewy, chunky, crispy, or crunchy- kids love cookies! Join us for a one-day, 3-hour workshop where will make 3 types of festive cookies: Raspberry Ribbons, White Chocolate-Dipped Cherry Spritz cookies, and Secret Kiss cookies (with hidden Hershey kiss inside.) Students will take home all recipes so they can continue their cookie-making. See the Compass Cooking Class webpage for more FAQs about our cooking classes. There is a supply fee of $20.00 due to the instructor at the start of the workshop.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $69.00

Valentine's Cookie Kitchen with Decorating (Tweens/Teens)

Quarter 3: Starts on February 11, 2023

Class Time: 1:30 pm      Duration: 3 Hours

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Chewy, chunky, crispy, or crunchy- kids love cookies! Join us for a one-day, 3-hour workshop where tweens and teens will make sugar cookie dough, roll-out, cut, and bake heart-shaped cookies. They will make Royal icing and decorate the cookies as they learn beginning icing techniques such as outlining, fill, chevron, heart vine, and lips. They will also make, fill, and assemble Whoopie Pie cookies. Students will take home all recipes so they can continue their cookie-making. See the Compass Cooking Class webpage for more FAQs about our cooking classes. There is a supply fee of $20.00 due to the instructor at the start of the workshop.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $69.00

Animal Kingdom Alive! (1 PM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 20, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 45 min

Instructor: Various

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites:

Meet live animals at Compass each week as we explore some of the major animal families through interactive presentations. Hold a Madagascar hissing cockroach, pet a giant saddleback tortoise, examine a sea star, and see an opossum up close! Each week, wildlife educators will bring a variety of animal ambassadors. They will discuss adaptations, habitats, diets, and diversity in the animal family. They will help students discover similarities and differences among species in animal families. Students will learn about adaptations and plenty of fun facts about the live animals that they meet each week. This is 45-minute program for grade K-2nd

15 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $159.00

Animal Kingdom Alive! (2 PM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 20, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Various

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

Meet live animals at Compass each week as we explore some of the major animal families through interactive presentations. Hold a Madagascar hissing cockroach, pet a giant saddleback tortoise, examine a sea star, and see an opossum up close! Each week, wildlife educators will bring a variety of animal ambassadors. They will discuss adaptations, habitats, diets, and diversity in the animal family. They will help students discover similarities and differences among species in animal families. Students will learn about adaptations and plenty of fun facts about the live animals that they meet each week. This is 45-minute program for grade K-2nd

15 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $159.00

Culinary Foundations: Fabulous Fruits

Quarter 4: Starts on March 20, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 90 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students with a curiosity for culinary careers will explore many aspects of cooking for the hospitality industry and for themselves. In this advanced cooking class, students will make delicious, advanced recipes and learn skills that are the foundation for a future career in culinary arts. This class will get students excited about new foods, flavors, and techniques as they gain a working knowledge of food planning and preparation.

Each quarter, new technical, kitchen skills are introduced, and each week, a new recipe is made in class that demonstrates the featured food group or cooking style.

Fourth quarter recipes that showcase the lessons on Fruits through the following recipes:

  • -Risotto Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • -Onion Tarts
  • Honey Baked Peaches with Mascarpone Cream
  • Stone Fruit Salad
  • Apple-Pear Bread and Apple Butter
  • Cherry Plum Rice
  • Spicy Pork with Mango Noodles
  • Lavender Nectarine Cobbler
  • Blackberry Cardamom Tea Cake
  • Raspberry Hibiscus Sorbet (bonus recipe)
  • Chocolate Raspberry Icebox Cake (bonus recipe)

Culinary vocabulary will also be introduced each week. Students will leave this class with an introduction to culinary careers in the hospitality industry and a beginning foundation in culinary arts. Additionally, students will be able to take charge of a home kitchen, prepare advanced dishes, and adhere to safety and hygiene standards. They will have nutrition-planning and cooking skills that will enrich the lives of their friends and families.

Notes Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. Pork will be used in the proteins unit during 3rd quarter. All food supplies will be conventional, mass market available ingredients. Specialty food preparations/certifications such as halal, kosher, and organic will not be used due to cost and sourcing logistics.

Topics in this Series: Vegetables (Quarter 1), Potatoes, Grains, and Legumes (Quarter 2), Meat, Poultry, and Seafood (Quarter 3), and Fruits (Quarter 4). Students continuing from the prior quarter will receive priority pre-registration for next quarter.

Prerequisites: Students must be in 9th grade (minimum age 14) to take this class. 7th-8th graders may not enroll. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class.

Assignments: Cooking assignments, practicing skills at home, and related homework will be given in class and e-mailed to students and parents. Brief written assignments may be given, such as recipe modification or development.

Assessments: Individual feedback will be given in class. Formal assessments will not be given. At the end of the second quarter, enrolled students will be required to complete an online Virginia Food Handler Course for food safety certification through the county health department, which will cost $25.00

https://courseforfoodsafety.com/states/VA?gclid=CjwKCAjw7LX0BRBiEiwA__gNw4AfZHgp_eOVTeiEXudxZhhF11E2UMggiIeYo6qL33xlUaDXbUeB5RoCG1cQAvD_BwE

Textbook/Materials: Students should purchase or rent the selected textbooks and workbooks. Used copies are acceptable.

  • -Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts: Level 1, published by National Restaurant Association (ISBN# 978-0138019389)
  • -Foundations of Restaurant Management & Culinary Arts: Level 2, published by National Restaurant Association (ISBN# 978-0131380226)
  • -Activity Guide for Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Level 1, published by National Restaurant Association (ISBN# 978-0137070503)
  • -Activity Guide for Foundations of Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts Level 2, published by National Restaurant Association (ISBN# 978-0131380714)

Required Tools/Materials Culinary students will be expected to begin to acquire their own tools. Students should purchase and bring with them each week the following basic, minimum tools and supplies:

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $317.00

Mosaic Masterpieces Open Studio (Q4, MON)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 20, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 8th-Adult

Prerequisites: None

Mosaics is run as a studio art class where students create unique compositions and work at their own pace under the guidance of an experienced mosaic artist. Each quarter, students are taught new design, cutting, layout, and finishing techniques and are introduced to new mosaic materials which they can incorporate into inspired, original pieces. Throughout the quarter, the instructor will suggest possible themes for projects based on the featured materials, but students are always welcome to pursue a different direction.

Students who are new to mosaics will complete a quick checkerboard project (complete with wooden checkers) to teach pattern, layout, and lines before starting an individual projects. For each project, students will be able to choose from a variety of substrates- rectangular, square, shaped, or circular backboards (typically first-year students), or special forms or 3D objects (experienced students). Each project will expand a student's understanding of color, pattern, rhythm, texture, and spacing as they complete rich, dimensioned compositions. Students will be able to incorporate other glass, ceramic, and porcelain tiles into their projects and may select feature elements such as beautiful glass gems, millefiori, sliced stone, metallic ornaments, mirrored bits, or shells, to serve as focal points in their mosaic piece. The mosaic can be monochromatic, complimentary, or contrasting colors. A broad pallet of colors is always available, and new colors are added each quarter to reflect the season.

Students will develop a skillset for mosaic artistry over multiple quarters or years. As each student demonstrates mastery of basic skills, safety, and artistic expression, that student will be taught advanced techniques, materials, tools, composition, and color theory. A typical progression in mosaics is:

-Flat, rectangular substrate, whole tiles, symmetric design, proper spacing and adhesion

-Flat, circular substrate, tile cutting with nippers, themed design and color choice

-Flat or curved substrate, cutting sheet glass with pistol grip, breaking pliers, and running pliers, composition and color design

-3D substrate, adhesion substances, and techniques

-Porcelain and ceramic cutting, special application, advanced design

There is no prerequisite for this class. The number of projects completed each quarter depends on the student's work speed and attendance in class. Compass parents are welcome to register for the class to work alongside their teens, or to work on their own, while their teen is in another Compass class.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hours per week outside of class.

Assessments: will not be given.

Materials Fee: Materials used vary depending on a student's experience with mosaic. Beginner Material Fee: $40.00 for a selection of Beginner Materials, including: vitreous glass, ceramic, mini, eco recycled glass, beach glass, glitter glass, glass gems, ceramic pebble, shells, metallic crystal, subway glass; Adhesive: weld bond; Grout: bone or charcoal color; Cutters: wheeled tile nippers; Substrate: 2D/Flat 12" x 12",10" x 10", 8" X 8", 4" X 4", framed mirrors, ornament shapes. Advanced Material Fee: $50.00 for a selection of Advanced Materials including: All Beginner Materials plus, iridized glass, cathedral sheet glass, opaque sheet glass, color fusion, millefiori, Van Gogh glass, natural stone and minerals, special effects glass, water glass, colored mirror, illumination glass, china plates, rhinestone, ball chain; Adhesives: weld bond, thin-set mortar, silicone; Grout: Custom colors (purple, rose, green, blue, earth, orange); Cutters: wheeled tile nippers, porcelain hand tool, hand file, pistol grip, beetle bits cutting system; Substrates: All flat shapes plus, 3D forms (egg, sphere, cone, pyramid etc),cut out sentiments, trays, glass bottle, mini sleds, flower pot, picture frame, sun catcher. Additional Fee: Tesserae by request and consultation with instructor: mother of pearl, 24 kt gold tiles (market rate), specially cut substrate. All material fees are due payable to the instructor on the first day of class by cash, check or electronic payment.

What to Bring: In-progress project must be brought back to studio each week.

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $213.00

Reading Ready! Blue Group (Current Students)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 20, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Catherine Vanlandingham

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites: None

**Blue Reading Group is for currently enrolled students **

Reading affects a student's achievement in all aspects of schoolwork, so strong literacy skills are fundamental to success in homeschooling. This weekly class is a small reading group where students are placed with 3-4 peers who read at a similar level and follow a comprehensive language arts curriculum under the guidance of experienced reading specialist Catherine Vanlandingham. Each Monday meeting will include a short story with select vocabulary words, a graphic organizer, main themes, and embedded learning objectives. Students will continue to practice language arts skills at home with easy-to-implement "page a day" workbook activities assigned by the instructor and implemented by the parents. For most early elementary learners, enrollment in Reading Ready can serve as either a supplement to another at-home reading curriculum or as a complete, self-contained language arts curriculum. The instructor has experience working with reluctant and fearful readers, those who are late bloomers, neurodivergent, or dyslexic, and ESOL students.

Weekly readings are organized around thematic units. The instructor teaches students how to approach a new story as a fun reading puzzle. For example, before reading in class, students will conduct a "picture walk" to overview and predict elements of the story from the illustrations, review a graphic organizer to assist in writing sentences, define vocabulary words, and preview summary questions. Then, the instructor will read the story aloud, model good reading practices, and encourage students to read. Students will only be asked to read aloud when they feel comfortable and have built trust in their group. All follow-up activities are designed around learning objectives such as decoding, comprehension, prediction, visualization, and verbalization.

Students should generally be at a 2nd-4th grade level-equivalent for Reading Ready groups. After the brief screening for class placement, if the student is assessed to be outside of the range of three Monday reading groups, the specialist may suggest 1-on-1 tutoring. In some cases, the student may only need a few weeks of individualized work to be ready to join a reading group. If the instructor recommends 1-on-1 instruction, fees paid for this class can be used for individual tutoring.

Students will work from copies of a reading textbook and workbook by Pearson. A class fee of $25.00 is due payable  to Compass for class materials.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $325.00

Reading Ready! Red Group (Current Students)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 20, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Catherine Vanlandingham

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites: None

**Red Reading Group is for currently enrolled students **

Reading affects a student's achievement in all aspects of schoolwork, so strong literacy skills are fundamental to success in homeschooling. This weekly class is a small reading group where students are placed with 3-4 peers who read at a similar level and follow a comprehensive language arts curriculum under the guidance of experienced reading specialist Catherine Vanlandingham. Each Monday meeting will include a short story with select vocabulary words, a graphic organizer, main themes, and embedded learning objectives. Students will continue to practice language arts skills at home with easy-to-implement "page a day" workbook activities assigned by the instructor and implemented by the parents. For most early elementary learners, enrollment in Reading Ready can serve as either a supplement to another at-home reading curriculum or as a complete, self-contained language arts curriculum. The instructor has experience working with reluctant and fearful readers, those who are late bloomers, neurodivergent, or dyslexic, and ESOL students.

Weekly readings are organized around thematic units. The instructor teaches students how to approach a new story as a fun reading puzzle. For example, before reading in class, students will conduct a "picture walk" to overview and predict elements of the story from the illustrations, review a graphic organizer to assist in writing sentences, define vocabulary words, and preview summary questions. Then, the instructor will read the story aloud, model good reading practices, and encourage students to read. Students will only be asked to read aloud when they feel comfortable and have built trust in their group. All follow-up activities are designed around learning objectives such as decoding, comprehension, prediction, visualization, and verbalization.

Students should generally be at a 2nd-4th grade level-equivalent for Reading Ready groups. After the brief screening for class placement, if the student is assessed to be outside of the range of three Monday reading groups, the specialist may suggest 1-on-1 tutoring. In some cases, the student may only need a few weeks of individualized work to be ready to join a reading group. If the instructor recommends 1-on-1 instruction, fees paid for this class can be used for individual tutoring.

Students will work from copies of a reading textbook and workbook by Pearson. A class fee of $25.00 is due payable  to Compass for class materials.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $325.00

Reading Ready! Yellow Group (New Students)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 20, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Catherine Vanlandingham

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites: None

**New students should register for Yellow Reading Group**

Reading affects a student's achievement in all aspects of schoolwork, so strong literacy skills are fundamental to success in homeschooling. This weekly class is a small reading group where students are placed with 3-4 peers who read at a similar level and follow a comprehensive language arts curriculum under the guidance of experienced reading specialist Catherine Vanlandingham. Each Monday meeting will include a short story with select vocabulary words, a graphic organizer, main themes, and embedded learning objectives. Students will continue to practice language arts skills at home with easy-to-implement "page a day" workbook activities assigned by the instructor and implemented by the parents. For most early elementary learners, enrollment in Reading Ready can serve as either a supplement to another at-home reading curriculum or as a complete, self-contained language arts curriculum. The instructor has experience working with reluctant and fearful readers, those who are late bloomers, neurodivergent, or dyslexic, and ESOL students.

The class fee includes a 30-minute, individual virtual screening with the reading specialist prior to the start of class. She will conduct fun, low-stress diagnostic activities in order to determine placement in the Red, Yellow, or Blue reading group. Group colors do not represent advanced, on-level, or remedial reading, but rather a conscientious grouping of children with similar fluency. Families must be flexible when registering for the class and understand that their child should be available to attend a 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, or 2:00 pm class, depending on the instructor's placement of the child in a reading color group.

Weekly readings are organized around thematic units. The instructor teaches students how to approach a new story as a fun reading puzzle. For example, before reading in class, students will conduct a "picture walk" to overview and predict elements of the story from the illustrations, review a graphic organizer to assist in writing sentences, define vocabulary words, and preview summary questions. Then, the instructor will read the story aloud, model good reading practices, and encourage students to read. Students will only be asked to read aloud when they feel comfortable and have built trust in their group. All follow-up activities are designed around learning objectives such as decoding, comprehension, prediction, visualization, and verbalization.

Students should generally be at a 2nd-4th grade level-equivalent for Reading Ready groups. After the brief screening for class placement, if the student is assessed to be outside of the range of three Monday reading groups, the specialist may suggest 1-on-1 tutoring. In some cases, the student may only need a few weeks of individualized work to be ready to join a reading group. If the instructor recommends 1-on-1 instruction, fees paid for this class can be used for individual tutoring.

Students will work from copies of a reading textbook and workbook by Pearson. A class fee of $25.00 is due payable  to Compass for class materials.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $362.00

Sweets Shop: Casual Confections (MON)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 20, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

The tantalizing aroma of cookies in the oven. A mouth-watering burst of mint. The silky feel of melted chocolate. The sticky sweet of fresh-made caramel. A subtle hint of lemon. Student bakers will enjoy these delicious sensations- and more- as they explore the world of baking homemade desserts.

  • Raspberry Bars
  • Strawberry Cupcakes
  • Pineapple Whips
  • Caramel Fondue
  • Summer Fruit Trifle
  • Cracker Toffee
  • Sour Citrus Candy
  • Sunflower Buckeyes

Sweet Shop treats are scrumptious, fun, and simple to make. Each week they will prepare a fresh, handmade dessert or sweet such as: pies, cakes, cookies, tarts, trifles, mousses, puddings, candies, fudge, brittle, or chocolate. The class will include some icing, decorating, and garnishing techniques for completed desserts. This quarter, the Compass bakers' culinary adventures will include:

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. This engaging sweets class will get students excited about helping in the kitchen and entertaining. They will learn important baking skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary is introduced each week.

Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a small group.

Topics in this Series: Decadent Delights (Quarter 1); Gooey Goodies (Quarter 2), Best Bon Bons (Quarter 3), and Casual Confections (Quarter 4).

Assessments: Qualitative Feedback will be given in class. Formal grades/assessment will not be given.

Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided.

What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in career exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript. For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Acting- Kids' Theater: Upside-Down Universe

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Kids take to the stage as they collaboratively write and perform their very own play with unique characters and an original storyline. What happens in a world of upside-down stories and opposite situations? Silly, serious, or spectacular, it is bound to be a scenario that will turn you on your head!

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other, then read through the two, prepared scripts together. Through group activities and guided discussion, they will create new characters, brainstorm variations, craft plot changes, add lines, and cast their parts. The instructor will then update and customize the class script with the students' input.

The class will learn the practical aspects of acting, as they work on script read-through, blocking, costume/prop design, and planning the show. Students will develop their own "actor's toolkit" of voice, body, and imagination in this creative process! Actors will grow in confidence and communication skills in preparation for a final sharing with parents on the final day of the quarter.

Once the script is fully developed with everyone's parts, about half-way through the quarter, it will be emailed to parents. Parents will be expected to help their children memorize their script/lines/cues and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. Note: Students who are emerging readers (not able to read at a 3rd/4th grade level) would be better suited to the Young Actor's Playhouse class, rather than this level.

Topics in this Series: Camping Catastrophe (Quarter 1), Mystery after Midnight (Quarter 2), Fractured Fairy Tales (Quarter 3), Upside-Down Universe (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

Acting- Young Actor's Playhouse: Animal Amusement Park

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Acting is an adventure! Young actors work together to create and perform their very own play with unique characters and an original storyline. What happens when rhinos ride a roller coaster or flamingoes frolic on the fair's Ferris wheel?

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other and to begin to brainstorm about their original play. Through group activities and guided discussion, the young actors will decide on characters, conflict, and conclusion, and the story they want to tell. The script will be developed and customized for this class with input from the students.

Young actors will explore skills such as sensory awareness, listening, stage movement, character development, emotional expression, and observation/concentration while learning to portray their original character. Young actors will learn aspects of acting by script read-through, blocking, costume/prop discussion, and planning the show. Through individual and group activities, young actors build confidence in preparation for a final sharing for parents.

Students will work from a simple, written script, but emerging readers can be accommodated. Parents will be emailed the script after the 3rd or 4th class and will be expected to help their children memorize their lines and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. All actors must be at least age 6 to sign up for this class.

Topics in this Series: Rainforest Rescue (Quarter 1), Candy Craze (Quarter 2), Safari Surprise (Quarter 3) and Animal Amusement Park (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

Aquatic Biology: Extreme Marine

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: The Science Place

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

More than 70% of the Earth's surface is water! Understanding the earth s oceans and freshwater systems is critical to understanding life on our planet- from beginnings in the seas to the water cycle that supports ongoing life. The study of aquatic and marine biology provides a basis for understanding much of the chemistry, physics, biology, and meteorology on our planet. Budding marine biologists will travel inland to learn about freshwater systems like lakes and ponds, rivers and streams before returning to the coast to study marshes and estuaries followed by extreme marine environments- all under the guidance of an experienced marine biologist. The focus will be on hands-on, dynamic learning, and students will engage in several demonstrations and experiments in each class.

During Quarter 4, students will journey to some of the most extreme marine systems on the planet. We'll investigate underwater caves, polar seas, deep sea trenches, submarine canyons, and hydrothermal vents. Students will watch footage from submersibles exploring these environments and study the unique plants and animals that inhabit these regions.

Topics in this Series: Lakes & Ponds (Quarter 1); Roparian Biomes- Rivers and Streams (Quarter 2); Marshes and Estuaries, Where the River Meets the Sea (Quarter 3); and Extreme Marine (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $198.00

Art in Action: Stellar Celestial Subjects (TUE, 12PM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kerry Diederich

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Elementary artists can get in on the action as they learn about a different artist or artistic style each week and create a representative piece using a wide range of artistic supplies such as tempura and water color paints, pastels, pencils, cray pas, oil pastel crayons, specialty papers, sculpting media, and embellishments.

Fourth quarter, students will study art motifs and methods inspired by the moon, earth, and space. Projects will include feature phases of the moon, planets and space, textured and marbled planet art, Earth Day-inspired art.

Topics in this Series: Media of the Masters (Quarter 1); Animal Artists (Quarter 2); Murals, Monuments, and Museums (Quarter 3); Stellar Celestial Subjects (Quarter 4). Supply Fee: There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: WWII Naval Conflict- The Philippine Sea (TUE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

For America, WWII started and ended in the Pacific, but there was a long and difficult journey from the disaster at Pearl Harbor in 1941 to V-Day in Tokyo in 1945. Using an "Island Hopping" strategy, the US sought to isolate many Japanese strongholds leading to their home islands. The Imperial Japanese Navy launched a bold plan to stall the advance of the American battle fleet using their formerly unstoppable carrier force as bait. They attempted to trap American invasion transports between deadly battleships to buy more bargaining leverage at eventual peace talks.

Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will each form a 10" X 14" shaped, foam diorama with landscape elements (islands, reefs, harbors, airfields, etc) to represent a battle from around the Philippine Sea in 1944. Students will each receive scale miniature naval ships to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Axis and Allies War at Sea gaming rule system for moving ships and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. Topics in this series include: WWI Naval Conflict- Jutland (Quarter 1). WWI- The 100 Day's Offensive and the end of Germany (Quarter 2), WWII- Operation Torch, Invasion of North Africa (Quarter 3), and Battle Strategies & Dioramas: WWII Naval Conflict- The Philippine Sea (Quarter 4). There is a $30.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: WWII Naval Conflict- The Philippine Sea (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

For America, WWII started and ended in the Pacific, but there was a long and difficult journey from the disaster at Pearl Harbor in 1941 to V-Day in Tokyo in 1945. Using an "Island Hopping" strategy, the US sought to isolate many Japanese strongholds leading to their home islands. The Imperial Japanese Navy launched a bold plan to stall the advance of the American battle fleet using their formerly unstoppable carrier force as bait. They attempted to trap American invasion transports between deadly battleships to buy more bargaining leverage at eventual peace talks.

Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will each form a 10" X 14" shaped, foam diorama with landscape elements (islands, reefs, harbors, airfields, etc) to represent a battle from around the Philippine Sea in 1944. Students will each receive scale miniature naval ships to populate their scene. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate the larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Axis and Allies War at Sea gaming rule system for moving ships and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how this battle progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

The instructor will use maps and visual presentations to explain the historical background and circumstances leading up to the specific battle. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. Topics in this series include: WWI Naval Conflict- Jutland (Quarter 1). WWI- The 100 Day's Offensive and the end of Germany (Quarter 2), WWII- Operation Torch, Invasion of North Africa (Quarter 3), and Battle Strategies & Dioramas: WWII Naval Conflict- The Philippine Sea (Quarter 4). There is a $30.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

Beginner Bots: Reptile Robots (TUE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Discover the world of robotics using kids' favorite, interlocking building bricks! Students will build and program 3-4 different whimsical, mechanized projects each quarter using the WeDo 2.0 robotics system by LEGO Education.

Fourth quarter, students will build, program, and model rowdy reptiles such as a crocodile, a snake, a Komodo dragon, and a T-Rex.

Their robots will be built using special-shaped LEGO components from the WeDo Educational set, motors, motion sensors, tilt sensors and a programmable, Bluetooth control unit ("brain"). Student will use classroom tablets to program the control units using an intuitive drag-and-drop coding modules.

Prior experience with LEGO or coding is not required. All equipment is furnished.

Topics in this Series: Under the Sea (Quarter 1), Wings and Things (Quarter 2); Perfect Pets (Quarter 3), and Reptiles Rule (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

Cover-to-Cover: Science Fiction (Middle School Book Group)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Anne Taranto

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

In Cover-to-Cover, middle school-aged students will read renowned classics and award-winning young adult literature. This book discussion group will examine a different theme each quarter to introduce students to literary analysis. Students will read, examine, and compare two full-length novels that share similar themes through facilitated discussions and extension activities which encourage students to make personal connections to what is read. The group will evaluate themes, characters, setting, and writing style.

Fourth quarter, students will examine the genre of sci-fi novel with When You Reach Me (a Newberry Medal Winner) by Rebecca Stead; A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, and a short story from Ray Bradbury.

Assigned chapters are expected to be read at home, either as read-aloud, individual silent reading, or listening to the unabridged audiobook. Students should come to class prepared to discuss the reading. Classroom discussions will emphasize the use of textual evidence when explaining thoughts and opinions. Students will be assigned creative, short assignments to enhance and demonstrate their understanding of each novel such as quote explications, thematic questions, or imagining a conversation between characters from different books.

Topics in this Series: Adventure (Quarter 1); Historical Fiction (Quarter 2); Fantasy (Quarter 3); and Sci-Fi (Quarter 4).

Textbook/Materials: Because students will need clean, inexpensive copies of each novel to mark in, and because they must be able to refer to the passages on the same page numbers, copies of mass market paperbacks will be pre-purchased and bundled for students. (See Supply Fee below).

Supply Fee: A class fee of $20.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class.

What to Bring: Students should bring the current novel, paper, pen or pencil and highlighter to class each week. Some students may wish to bring paper clips, adhesive flags or post-it notes for marking pages.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $175.00

Crafting for Cosplay: Mending & Alterations

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 12:30 pm      Duration: 85 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Kratos wears a leather baldric. Captain America grasps a shield. Harley Quinn sports spiked wrist cuffs, and Lara Croft wouldn't go to war without her weaponry. Great accessories and carefully crafted garments make great cosplay. If you are interested in the world of cosplay and want to bring some of your favorite characters to life, this class will teach you the skills to craft costumes and accessories.

Fourth quarter, students will learn how to transform ready-made clothing items. They will learn basic hand-sewing techniques to mend and perform alterations on store-bought items. The class will participate in a "Thrift Store Challenge" in which they will be asked to find clothing items at bargain prices that remind them of a character without spending more than $20.00. In class, students will work on the alterations or repairs to create costume pieces. In addition, students will learn to work with custom-made, iron-on vinyl to add logos, symbols, or monograms to their costumes.

In this class, students will follow templates and patterns provided by and demonstrated by the instructor. Pieces will be individualized through paint and embellishments, but the goal is for cosplayers to learn specialized crafting techniques that they can use at home to make additional, unique pieces. There is a $40.00 supply fee for in-class materials, the shared use of classroom tools/supplies, and some take-home tools to continue crafting at home. Fourth quarter, students will take home a basic sewing kit.

Projects are all-new from the 2021-22, so students may take this course again to hone their proficiency with various crafting techniques and fabricate new accessories. Cosplayers who would like to create original fabric costume elements such as capes, vests, skirts, and more, may want to co-register for this instructor's Learn to Sew classes.

Topics in this Series: Foam and Plastics (Quarter 1), Resins and Metal Work (Quarter 2), Leather Work (Quarter 3), Mending and Alterations (Quarter 4) etc. Students continuing from one quarter receive priority pre-registration for the next quarter.

Prerequisites: None

Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hours per week outside of class.

Assignments: Will be communicated in weekly e-mails and posted in a Google classroom.

Assessments: Informal, qualitative feedback will be given in class throughout the semester. A quantitative score/grade will not be provided.

Textbook/Materials: All materials will be furnished.

Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $40.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in fine arts/theater for purposes of a high school transcript.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $246.00

Crafty Kids Club (Q4)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 3:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 2nd-6th

Prerequisites: None

Crafty Kids Club is a weekly after-school meet-up for kids in grades 2-5. Kids gather and socialize while completing a craft around a monthly theme. An experienced Compass art instructor facilitates the crafting each week. Projects are selected to showcase a variety of materials and crafting techniques and to promote creativity and imagination. Each quarter, students will complete projects organized around two themes from among eight craft categories: wooden, wearables, simple sewing, painting, sculpting, paper, beading, and mixed media.

Kids will enjoy the camaraderie of working alongside a group of friends in Crafty Kids Club, and parents will appreciate the break! Parent Notes:

  • All the supplies are provided: No need to search high and low for the needed materials.
  • Reduce waste and clutter: No need to buy large quantities of specialty supplies for a one-time project.
  • Reduce clean-up: Leave the glue, paint, and glitter mess at Compass.
  • Kids get to experiment with a variety of materials and techniques, even if you are not crafty.
  • Crafting improves dexterity and fine motor skills, and an afterschool club makes a great social outlet.

The fourth quarter project themes are:

  • Spring into Spring (sample projects: tissue paper flowers and yarn-wrapped bugs)
  • Traveling the World (sample projects: India's rangoli and paper Celtic knots)

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $56.00

Decorative Arts Studio: Upcycled, Recycled Projects for Kids

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shona D\'Cruz

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Student artists will enjoy working hands-on, in 3-dimensions with a variety of sculpting and crafting materials to create original Decorative Arts. Assembling decorative items is multi-sensory, and students enjoy the tactile experience of shaping, stacking, forming, flattening, and layering a selection of materials to create unique, personal projects. Decorative art engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing, and encourages creativity to represent objects in three dimensions. In this studio environment, students will create original hand-made pieces using a range of artistic techniques and a myriad of materials to choose from.

Fourth quarter, students will create unique sculptures and decorative items from salvaged materials. Upcycling and recycling are conscientious ways to transform and reuse materials that would ordinarily be discarded! Everyday throw-aways such as cans, bottles, lids, and cardboard tubes will be turned into sculptures. Example past projects include bottle top "mosaics", cute bottle people, and re-envisioned florist vases. Some projects will take two weeks to complete with the first week dedicated to the construction and second week focused on finishing techniques such as painting and embellishing. A supply fee of $25.00 per student is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Topics in this Series: Sculpture Skills (Quarter 1), Marvelous Mosaics (Quarter 2), Fiber Arts Fun (Quarter 3), and Upcycled, Recycled Projects (Quarter 4).

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Decorative Arts Studio: Upcycled, Recycled Projects for Tweens

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shona D\'Cruz

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Student artists will enjoy working hands-on, in 3-dimensions with a variety of sculpting and crafting materials to create original Decorative Arts. Assembling decorative items is multi-sensory, and students enjoy the tactile experience of shaping, stacking, forming, flattening, and layering a selection of materials to create unique, personal projects. Decorative art engages a different artistic skillset than coloring, drawing, and writing, and encourages creativity to represent objects in three dimensions. In this studio environment, students will create original hand-made pieces using a range of artistic techniques and a myriad of materials to choose from.

Fourth quarter, students will create unique sculptures and decorative items from salvaged materials. Upcycling and recycling are conscientious ways to transform and reuse materials that would ordinarily be discarded! Everyday throw-aways such as cans, bottles, lids, and cardboard tubes will be turned into sculptures. Example past projects include bottle top "mosaics", cute bottle people, and re-envisioned florist vases. Some projects will take two weeks to complete with the first week dedicated to the construction and second week focused on finishing techniques such as painting and embellishing. A supply fee of $25.00 per student is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Topics in this Series: Sculpture Skills (Quarter 1), Marvelous Mosaics (Quarter 2), Fiber Arts Fun (Quarter 3), and Upcycled, Recycled Projects (Quarter 4).

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Dynamic Dioramas: Myths & Legends- William Wallace and the Scottish Uprising

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

In 1296 King Edward I of England invaded Scotland and, after a victory at the Battle of Dunbar, controlled the Scottish lowlands, leaving the rugged highlands free. A small but highly motivated Scottish army of fiercely independent highlanders was led by William Wallace and Andrew Morey. They defeated the English at Stirling Bridge in 1297, where Morey was mortally wounded. His death left Wallace the "Guardian of Scotland." The next year, the English invaded again, defeated, and captured Wallace at the Battle of Falkirk. Though he escaped, he was recaptured in 1305 and brutally executed by the English. This made him a martyr to freedom and inspired continued rebellions for centuries.

Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will create a 10" X 14" diorama board of the battle of Stirling Bridge or Falkirk and populate it with 1:72 scale invading armies and their adversaries for historical re-enactments. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the conquest while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a custom historical wargaming rule system for moving troops and siege equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how battles progressed and test different scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

Course documents such as maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. Topics in this series include: King Arthur (Quarter 1), 1001 Arabian Nights (Quarter 2), Joan of Arc (Quarter 3), William Wallace and the Scottish Uprising (Quarter 4). There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

Dynamic Dioramas: Prehistory- Ice Age Giants

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Brrrr! Travel back to the Ice Age, a world filled with wilderness and wonder that began 2.6 million years ago. Learn about the megafauna of the Pleistocene era through an Ice Age Safari, examining how the radical environmental changes after the extinction of the dinosaurs gave rise to both the largest mammals, like the Wooly Mammoth, the giant Ground Sloth, Saber-tooth cats, and the Short-faced bear! Students will also make a miniature prehistoric ecosystem for their mega-fauna, and other Ice Age animals, and play competitive games to hunt and gather food and grow their pack

Each student will create an individual diorama. Students will craft and hand-shape their scene on a 10" X 14" inch foam board using artistic, model-making techniques. They will customize their dioramas with landforms, waterways, plant life, and paint. Once individual projects are constructed, students will populate them with scale miniature figures and combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to create a larger terrain. Students will then compete in a survival strategy game. Each student will have at least one board and set of miniatures to take home with them. Over the course of the class, students should be able to explain the adaptations of the animals and the environment that necessitated them, as well as their role in the food chain.

Course documents such as maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. Students must be minimum age 7 to take this class. Topics in this series include: Ancient Seas (Quarter 1), Cretaceous North America and Asia (Quarter 2), Cretaceous South America and Africa (Quarter 3), Ice Age Giants (Quarter 4). There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

Eco Scientist: All About Islands

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: The Science Place

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Become a world-traveling eco adventurer and earth scientist without leaving Compass! Study the world's most exciting and diverse ecosystems and learn about the incredible biologic and geologic phenomena that shape them. Venture into caves and coasts, tundra and taiga, and forests and fjords. Each week student scientists will begin by locating the fascinating features on a map before learning about these incredible habitats from the ground-up, starting with the geology of a place, then working their way through the climate, biome, flora, and fauna. Hands-on labs and in-class activities will reinforce regional and ecological diversity by examining rock types, classifying plants, observing insects, or modelling weather phenomena. Throughout their journey to fascinating ecosystems, explorers will keep a science log to document their discoveries. Finally, students will link their studies to current events in these regions.

This quarter's expedition takes us to Iceland, the Galapagos, Hawaii, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean and South Pacific island regions. We ll learn about the ecological theory of island biogeography which describes the different patterns of species colonization and evolution observed on islands. No study of islands would be complete without understanding the geologic forces that make many of them volcanoes! We'll look at where volcanoes are located throughout the world including some right here in the United States that we might forget about!

Topics in this Series: The Americas and Antarctica (Quarter 1); Northern Latitudes (Quarter 2); Africa & Asia (Quarter 3); and All About Islands (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $198.00

Environmental Science: Climate Change and Current Issues

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: The Science Place

Grade Range: 7th-8th

Prerequisites: None

A powerful hurricane season forecasted. Polar ice caps receding. Hydraulic fracking. Solar power. Everywhere we look, Environmental Science is in the news! Environmental science is an exciting interdisciplinary study that merges the fields of geology, biology, chemistry, and meteorology to explain the earth as an interconnected system with both natural and human-made influences. This year middle schoolers will sample Environmental Science topics in a hands-on, lab-based investigation.
Quarter 4, students will examine emerging issues in the environmental sciences, including threats to biodiversity, sea level rise, ocean acidification, climate change, and monitoring for pandemics. Hands-on experiments and modelling will be used to understand the enronmental phenomena in the news. We ll learn about methods scientists use to assess environmental threats and some steps being taken to manage them, including the design of habitat reserves, geoengineering, population monitoring, etc.
Topics in this year's class series include: Geology and Soil Sciences (first quarter); Atmospheric Science (second quarter); Water Science (third quarter); and Current Issues in Environmental Science (fourth quarter). There is a $10.00 lab fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for consumable materials.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $198.00

FUNctional Fitness and Cross-Training (PE)- TUE (Q4)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Iman Castaneda

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites: None

FUNctional Fitness is a dynamic kids' PE program that incorporates well-rounded exercises to get kids up and moving mid-day! No two workouts are the same, but each day's activities incorporate exercises that target 10 areas: cardio-vascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. FUNctional Fitness focuses on functional movements that are fundamental to all aspects of play and exercise- pulling, pushing, running, throwing, climbing, lifting, and jumping. Work-outs are scalable and adaptable to different individual's own level, and the emphasis is on fun, safety, and personal accomplishment rather than competition among classmates. When the weather permits, some exercises may be taken outdoors. The physical challenges of FUNctional Fitness will foster self-confidence, focus, and help instill a foundation for a lifetime of fitness. All equipment is furnished. Students are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing, such as running pants or sweatpants, and comfortable, supportive athletic shoes. FUNctional Fitness continues each quarter, and students may repeat the class to continue to improve fitness. No two workouts are the same! Students must be minimum age 7 to take this class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $144.00

Geo Detective: Exploring Ecosystems (12PM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: The Science Place

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Geo-Detectives discover the many mysteries of Earth Science. From large scale disasters that come from inside the planet to microscopic contaminants in the water and soil, Geo-Detectives look high and low to understand the forces, systems, and cycles that continue to shape the Earth, its climates and ecosystems. Geo-Detectives will explore concepts as diverse as fossils to fault lines, ozone to ocean trenches, and trade winds to tundra. Hands-on labs and in-class activities will reinforce geological phenomena such as examining fossils, classifying rocks, reading the seismographic charts, or modelling the water cycle.

Fourth quarter, students will focus on the biological components of the world's climate zones. We'll investigate how global weather patterns affect the formation of ecological communities of plants and animals in a region. Students will learn how the physical characteristics (temperature range, precipitation, light exposure, etc.) of a habitat determine the type of plants and animals that can colonize and survive in a region. We'll also learn about the amazing range of physical and behavioral adaptations organisms have evolved to flourish in various biomes.

Topics in this Series: What a Disaster! Volcanoes, Tsunamis & Earthquakes
(Quarter 1); Wacky World Weather (Quarter 2); Sensational Cycles and Seasons (Quarter 3); and Exploring Ecosystems (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $198.00

Geo Detective: Exploring Ecosystems (1PM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: The Science Place

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Geo-Detectives discover the many mysteries of Earth Science. From large scale disasters that come from inside the planet to microscopic contaminants in the water and soil, Geo-Detectives look high and low to understand the forces, systems, and cycles that continue to shape the Earth, its climates and ecosystems. Geo-Detectives will explore concepts as diverse as fossils to fault lines, ozone to ocean trenches, and trade winds to tundra. Hands-on labs and in-class activities will reinforce geological phenomena such as examining fossils, classifying rocks, reading the seismographic charts, or modelling the water cycle.

Fourth quarter, students will focus on the biological components of the world's climate zones. We'll investigate how global weather patterns affect the formation of ecological communities of plants and animals in a region. Students will learn how the physical characteristics (temperature range, precipitation, light exposure, etc.) of a habitat determine the type of plants and animals that can colonize and survive in a region. We'll also learn about the amazing range of physical and behavioral adaptations organisms have evolved to flourish in various biomes.

Topics in this Series: What a Disaster! Volcanoes, Tsunamis & Earthquakes
(Quarter 1); Wacky World Weather (Quarter 2); Sensational Cycles and Seasons (Quarter 3); and Exploring Ecosystems (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $198.00

Junior Art Studio: Native American Art (TUE, 10AM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kerry Diederich

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

This class is a multi-media art sampler for our youngest artists! Each week, students will learn a few fun facts about a type of art, artist, or culture and view sample works. Then, they will create a project in the style of the featured artist or culture using a wide variety of materials, colors, patterns, textures, and embellishments. Young artists will have the opportunity to work with a different media each week such as tempera paint, various papers, color pencils, markers, tissue paper, translucent tracing paper, cray pas, oil pastels, charcoals, and watercolors.

Fourth quarter, Junior artists will discover that Native Americans used items found in nature to make creative jewelry, baskets, drawings, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, masks, textiles, weaving, and other arts. With the use of feathers, grass, wood, bark, rocks and clay, they created art that was both practical and beautiful. Students will explore these techniques through projects like a paper plate dream catcher, a rain stick, make feather bead necklaces, design a section of a Native American blanket, a totem, a Buffalo hide map, and a painted talking stick.

Topics in this Series: Imitate the Impressionists (Quarter 1); Famous Photography (Quarter 2); Multi-Media Masters (Quarter 3); Native American Art (Quarter 4). Supply Fee: There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Junior Art Studio: Native American Art (TUE, 11AM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kerry Diederich

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

This class is a multi-media art sampler for our youngest artists! Each week, students will learn a few fun facts about a type of art, artist, or culture and view sample works. Then, they will create a project in the style of the featured artist or culture using a wide variety of materials, colors, patterns, textures, and embellishments. Young artists will have the opportunity to work with a different media each week such as tempera paint, various papers, color pencils, markers, tissue paper, translucent tracing paper, cray pas, oil pastels, charcoals, and watercolors.

Fourth quarter, Junior artists will discover that Native Americans used items found in nature to make creative jewelry, baskets, drawings, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, masks, textiles, weaving, and other arts. With the use of feathers, grass, wood, bark, rocks and clay, they created art that was both practical and beautiful. Students will explore these techniques through projects like a paper plate dream catcher, a rain stick, make feather bead necklaces, design a section of a Native American blanket, a totem, a Buffalo hide map, and a painted talking stick.

Topics in this Series: Imitate the Impressionists (Quarter 1); Famous Photography (Quarter 2); Multi-Media Masters (Quarter 3); Native American Art (Quarter 4). Supply Fee: There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Junior Engineering with LEGO: Amusement Park (TUE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 85 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Students will use LEGO to design and build simple engineering projects out of everyone's favorite building toy! In this 90 minute class, students will explore concepts and vocabulary in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, and architecture while playing with their creations.

Fourth quarter, students get ready for weekend get-aways and vacation time by building creations for an amusement park! Projects will include a ferris wheel, merry go round, teacup ride, daring swings, and a monorail.

Each class begins with 10-minutes of free build from tubs of LEGO components followed by a short discussion and demonstration of the day's project and concepts. Students build individually or in groups. Instructors will provide individual assistance, facilitate challenges, performance testing, competitions, and modifications to projects. Some projects may have been introduced in prior year's sessions, but each new build is unique, and student's building skills and understanding will have grown.

Notes:(1)Students must be minimum age 5 and able to separate from their parents for this class. (2) Projects are built from shared, Instructor-owned components, so students will not bring completed projects home. Parents, however, can step into class 15 minutes before the end of each session to photograph their child's construction.

Topics in this Series: Fantastic Fliers & Space Racers (Quarter 1); Animal Architects (Quarter 2); Winter Workshop (Quarter 3); Amusement Park (Quarter 4)

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $223.00

Kids' Clinic: So You Want to Be an ENT/Dentist (Hearing, Taste, Smell)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Karen Shumway

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $175.00

Kids' Clinic: So You Want to Be an ENT/Dentist (Hearing, Taste, Smell)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Karen Shumway

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $175.00

Learn to Sing: Broadway Bound

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Wyndy Frederick

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites:

Everyone can learn to sing! This class features vocal selections from the best of Broadway that were meant for children to sing such as, "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" (The Lion King), "It's the Hard-Knock Life" (Annie) or "Do-Re-Mi"and "My Favorite Things" from Sound of Music. Other possible selections come from a wide variety of Broadway's favorites like Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Les Miserables, and Oliver!

The quarter's repertoire will include at least one group choral number. Students will work on other music as solos, duets, or small group numbers. This introduction to vocal development and performance includes posture, breathing, intonation, and the principles of blending vocal harmonies. Basic musical notation will be introduced as well as melodic and harmonic intervals. No previous musical experience is required- just the joy of singing! Prior to the start of class, the instructor will identify song book(s) and accompaniments for students to purchase. Topics in this Series: Best of Disney (Quarter 1); Holidays Around the World (Quarter 2); Music from the Heart (Quarter 3); and Broadway Bound (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $25.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class for a class songbook. Schedule: Students will give a choral performance for parents on Tuesday, May 16, during class time. The location will be offsite, three blocks from Compass, and students are strong encouraged to attend.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $181.00

Machine Makers: Apparatus

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

LEGO Mindstorms components and motors are not just for building robots! These interconnecting pieces can be constructed into an infinite number of unique, mechanized machines- much like an erector set!

Each quarter, students will build three or four unique inventions like A, B, or C. Students will incorporate simple machines, complex machines, and small motors into their projects. They will work with wheels, axles, beams, pulleys, tracks, gears, and specialty components used only in these classes.

Topics in this Series: Inventions (Quarter 1); Creations (Quarter 2): Innovations (Quarter 3); and Apparatus (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

Nature Quest: Spring Adventurers (TUE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Sevim Kalyoncu

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! Watch as the forest transforms each week with new leaves, flowers, nests, and the full stream bursting with life. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.

Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a senior naturalist/outdoor educator. Take a break from sit-down classes, indoor activities, and screen time to explore the natural world, get fresh air, and exercise. The group will explore the southern section of Sugarland Stream Valley Park in Herndon while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!

A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found each season. Students will get to know native animals and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. The class will also discuss outdoor skills such as shelter and outdoor safety. Students will play games in the woods to practice outdoor skills.

Visit the Compass Nature Quest class webpage for more information on the program, location, and Frequently Asked Questions. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. The group exploration/activities in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated. Students must be age 6 by the start of the class, and they must be comfortable separating from their parents for the duration of the class.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Nature Quest: Spring Explorers (TUE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Sevim Kalyoncu

Grade Range: PreK-K

Prerequisites: None

Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! Watch as the forest transforms each week with new leaves, flowers, nests, and the full stream bursting with life. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.

Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a senior naturalist/outdoor educator. Take a break from sit-down classes, indoor activities, and screen time to explore the natural world, get fresh air, and exercise. The group will explore the southern section of Sugarland Stream Valley Park in Herndon while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!

A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found each season. Students will get to know native animals and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. The class will also discuss outdoor skills such as shelter and outdoor safety. Students will play games in the woods to practice outdoor skills.

Visit the Compass Nature Quest class webpage for more information on the program, location, and Frequently Asked Questions. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature.

(PK-K) Each week, ONE parent volunteer (with no baby/toddler in tow) will be asked to accompany the group into the woods to be the extra set of hands and eyes! Students must be minimum age 4 by the start of class, be comfortable separating from their parents for the duration of class, and must be able to stay in a group and follow instructions.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Nature Quest: Spring Path Finders (TUE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Sevim Kalyoncu

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! Watch as the forest transforms each week with new leaves, flowers, nests, and the full stream bursting with life. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.

Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a senior naturalist/outdoor educator. Take a break from sit-down classes, indoor activities, and screen time to explore the natural world, get fresh air, and exercise. The group will explore the southern section of Sugarland Stream Valley Park in Herndon while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!

A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found each season. Students will get to know native animals and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. The class will also discuss outdoor skills such as shelter and outdoor safety. Students will play games in the woods to practice outdoor skills.

Visit the Compass Nature Quest class webpage for more information on the program, location, and Frequently Asked Questions. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. The group exploration/activities in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated. Students must be age 6 by the start of the class, and they must be comfortable separating from their parents for the duration of the class.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Nature Quest: Spring Path Finders (TUE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Sevim Kalyoncu

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! Watch as the forest transforms each week with new leaves, flowers, nests, and the full stream bursting with life. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.

Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a senior naturalist/outdoor educator. Take a break from sit-down classes, indoor activities, and screen time to explore the natural world, get fresh air, and exercise. The group will explore the southern section of Sugarland Stream Valley Park in Herndon while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!

A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found each season. Students will get to know native animals and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. The class will also discuss outdoor skills such as shelter and outdoor safety. Students will play games in the woods to practice outdoor skills.

Visit the Compass Nature Quest class webpage for more information on the program, location, and Frequently Asked Questions. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. The group exploration/activities in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Outdoor Survivor: Spring (Tue)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Sevim Kalyoncu

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Venture outdoors each week to explore the woods with a senior naturalist and mentor while learning valuable survival skills. Students will learn how to construct a temporary debris shelter, make cordage, identify edibles, track animals, purify water, perform basic first aid, and use maps and compass (orienteering). Students will get to know native animals and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things you encounter outdoors, safe exploration of the woods, how to be a good steward of nature, and what to do if you ever became lost or injured in the woods. Skills will be repeated and reinforced each quarter, because the available plants, animals, materials, and water sources change with each season. Students will have a blast, develop greater self-confidence, and build a strong connection to nature and to the real world! Explorations in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated. For information on where the class meets, what to wear, and inclement weather, see the webpage for Compass's Nature Quest program.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Puppet Craft Workshop: Moving and String Puppets

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Students will discover the art of crafting a cast of articulated and string puppets from a variety of materials and techniques! Puppets will begin with a base that students decorate and embellish with facial features such as googly eyes and hair, miniature costumes, and accessories. Students should be able to use scissors and a hot glue gun for this class.

Throughout the course, the instructor will also share tips and techniques for puppetry performances. At the end of each class, students will show and tell their classmates what they have crafted that week.

By the end of this course, each student should have 4-6 unique, moving and string puppets. Puppets will be kept by the instructor each week to allow glue to dry and to ensure that all puppets are present on the final day. During the final class meeting, students will showcase, from behind a curtain, a brief skit incorporating all of their puppet creations. Due to space constraints in the classroom, their audience will be limited to their teacher and classmates, but their performance will be videotaped and e-mailed to parents.

Pair this class with Creative Storytelling or Acting- Young Actors Playhouse to encourage more creative expression and theatrical basics. There is a $25.00 material fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this Series: Finger Puppets (Quarter 1); Hand Puppets (Quarter 2); Stick and Shadow Puppets (Quarter 3) and Moving and String Puppets (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $164.00

Robot Fab Lab: Atlantis Explorer (TUE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Student engineers will be challenged to design, build, and program a humanoid robot. Students will learn how to construct and program an upright, articulated robot that can operate in our human world with common human chores such as walking around furniture, opening a door, and detecting sneaky siblings.

Students will use the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 robotics sets. They will build with motors, wheels/axles, gears, levers, and special components. Students will have to install touch, sound, color, gyro, ultrasonic, and/or infrared sensors while also learning to program sequences and commands that use input/output devices for controlled movements and precise turns. Using the drag-and-drop EV3 programming menu, students will learn to program their robots while experimenting with key concepts such as fixed values, variables, loops, and logic constructs.

This course integrates science, engineering and computational thinking while introducing physical constraints, units of measurement, and coordinate systems. But, don't worry, this is a beginning robotics class. Prior experience is not expected, but returning students are welcome. Each student will build his/her own robotic project, so students can progress and customize at their own pace. In general, in this class, students will spend two weeks assembling, three weeks programming, and two weeks testing and re-designing. Topics in this Series: Maze Runner (Quarter 1), Sumo Bots (Quarter 2), Mars Rover (Quarter 3), and Explore Atlantis (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

Swimming- Beginners/Advanced Beginners (1st-3rd)- TUE

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 11:05 am      Duration: 40 min

Instructor: YMCA

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites:

Homeschool Swim Lessons are taught at the Reston YMCA located 0.9 miles/ 3 minute drive from Compass's classroom facility. For more information on swimming lessons, see the program webpage.

During the first lesson, students will be observed and determined to be Beginner or Advanced Beginner level, and the class will be divided accordingly among two instructors. Beginners level is for students with little to no swim experience and will cover YMCA Level 1 skills such as water acclimation, floatation, water movement, putting face in the water, swimming 5 feet without a floatation device, and becoming comfortable on back in water. Advanced Beginners level will review all skills in beginner-level class and add YMCA Level 2 skills such as stamina, swimming one length of the pool (25 yards), performing elementary backstroke, rotary breathing, becoming comfortable in deep water, and stroke introduction to include: front crawl, backstroke, and elementary breaststroke.

Please note that these skills will be introduced and progress at different rates depending on the comfortable level and experience of enrolled students and may take more than one quarter to complete. At times, students might be moved to a different swimming group (same day, same time, different instructor) to better match the experience level of enrolled children.

Lessons are 40 minutes long, running from 0:05 until 0:45 after the hour, leaving enough time to towel dry, change clothes, and return to Compass for your next class. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes. Googles and swim caps are optional.

A parent (or parent proxy) is required to remain on site. Parents may wait on poolside benches or lobby seating. YMCA waivers must be signed and returned for each swimmer. All registration is completed through Compass. All YMCA swimming classes are taught by certified, experienced, background-checked adult instructors with experience teaching children.

Consider enrolling your child in both Tuesday and Thursday classes to improve their rate of learning.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $117.00

Swimming- Beginners/Advanced Beginners (4th-6th)- TUE

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 12:05 pm      Duration: 40 min

Instructor: YMCA

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites:

Homeschool Swim Lessons are taught at the Reston YMCA located 0.9 miles/ 3 minute drive from Compass's classroom facility. For more information on swimming lessons, see the program webpage.

During the first lesson, students will be observed and determined to be Beginner or Advanced Beginner level, and the class will be divided accordingly among two instructors. Beginners level is for students with little to no swim experience and will cover YMCA Level 1 skills such as water acclimation, floatation, water movement, putting face in the water, swimming 5 feet without a floatation device, and becoming comfortable on back in water. Advanced Beginners level will review all skills in beginner-level class and add YMCA Level 2 skills such as stamina, swimming one length of the pool (25 yards), performing elementary backstroke, rotary breathing, becoming comfortable in deep water, and stroke introduction to include: front crawl, backstroke, and elementary breaststroke.

Please note that these skills will be introduced and progress at different rates depending on the comfortable level and experience of enrolled students and may take more than one quarter to complete. At times, students might be moved to a different swimming group (same day, same time, different instructor) to better match the experience level of enrolled children.

Lessons are 40 minutes long, running from 0:05 until 0:45 after the hour, leaving enough time to towel dry, change clothes, and return to Compass for your next class. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes. Googles and swim caps are optional.

A parent (or parent proxy) is required to remain on site. Parents may wait on poolside benches or lobby seating. YMCA waivers must be signed and returned for each swimmer. All registration is completed through Compass. All YMCA swimming classes are taught by certified, experienced, background-checked adult instructors with experience teaching children.

Consider enrolling your child in both Tuesday and Thursday classes to improve their rate of learning.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $117.00

Swimming- Intermediate Level (TUE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 10:05 am      Duration: 40 min

Instructor: YMCA

Grade Range: 2nd-6th

Prerequisites:

Homeschool Swim Lessons are taught at the Reston YMCA located 0.9 miles/ 3 minute drive from Compass's classroom facility. For more information on swimming lessons, see the program webpage.

Intermediate level is for students who are proficient in Advanced Beginner level skills such as swimming one length of the pool (25 yards), performing elementary backstroke, and becoming comfortable in deep water. Intermediate swimmers will cover Levels 3 of the YMCA program including elementary breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl with rotary breathing all at 25 yards, with work towards Level 4 skills including stamina and increasing all swimming to 50 yards or more, plus breast stroke, elementary butterfly stroke and kick, elementary dives, and turns.

Please note that these skills will be introduced and progress at different rates depending on the comfortable level and experience of enrolled students and may take more than one quarter to complete. At times, students might be moved to a different swimming group (same day, same time, different instructor) to better match the experience level of enrolled children.

Lessons are 40 minutes long, running from 0:05 until 0:45 after the hour, leaving enough time to towel dry, change clothes, and return to Compass for your next class. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes. Googles and swim caps are optional.

A parent (or parent proxy) is required to remain on site. Parents may wait on poolside benches or lobby seating. YMCA waivers must be signed and returned for each swimmer. All registration is completed through Compass. All YMCA swimming classes are taught by certified, experienced, background-checked adult instructors with experience teaching children.

Consider enrolling your child in both Tuesday and Thursday classes to improve their rate of learning.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $117.00

Swimming- Young Beginners (TUE)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 10:05 am      Duration: 40 min

Instructor: YMCA

Grade Range: PK-K

Prerequisites:

Homeschool Swim Lessons are taught at the Reston YMCA located 0.9 miles/ 3 minute drive from Compass's classroom facility. For more information on swimming lessons, see the program webpage.

Young Beginners is for very young students with little to no swim experience and will cover YMCA Level 1 skills including water acclimation, floatation, water movement, putting face in the water, swimming 5 feet without a floatation device, and becoming comfortable on back in water.

Please note that these skills will be introduced and progress at different rates depending on the comfortable level and experience of enrolled students and may take more than one quarter to complete. At times, students might be moved to a different swimming group (same day, same time, different instructor) to better match the experience level of enrolled children.

Lessons are 40 minutes long, running from 0:05 until 0:45 after the hour, leaving enough time to towel dry, change clothes, and return to Compass for your next class. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes. Googles and swim caps are optional.

A parent (or parent proxy) is required to remain on site. Parents may wait on poolside benches or lobby seating. YMCA waivers must be signed and returned for each swimmer. All registration is completed through Compass. All YMCA swimming classes are taught by certified, experienced, background-checked adult instructors with experience teaching children.

Consider enrolling your child in both Tuesday and Thursday classes to improve their rate of learning.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $117.00

Tweens Acting Out: Rock Star Rivalry (12pm)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Tweens take over as they collectively brainstorm and collaboratively write own play. Find out what happens when tweens "act out" the unique characters and an original storyline they created. Punk versus funk, rock versus rap. What riotous reactions happen when melodramatic musicians with enormous egos take to the stage?

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other and to begin to brainstorm about their original play. Through group activities and guided discussion, the actors will decide on characters, conflict, and conclusion, and the story they want to tell. The script will be developed and customized for this class with the students' input.

The class will learn the practical aspects of acting, as they work on script read-through, blocking, costume/prop design, and planning the show. Students will develop their own "actor's toolkit" of voice, body, and imagination in this creative process! Actors will grow in confidence and communication skills in preparation for a final sharing with parents on the final day of the quarter.

Once the script is fully developed with everyone's parts, about half-way through the quarter, it will be emailed to parents. Parents will be expected to help their children memorize their script/lines/cues and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity.

Topics in this Series: Haunted House of Horrors (Quarter 1), Chaos in the Courtroom (Quarter 2), No Exit Escape Room (Quarter 3) and Rock Start Rivalry (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

Tweens Acting Out: Rock Star Rivalry (2pm)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 21, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Tweens take over as they collectively brainstorm and collaboratively write own play. Find out what happens when tweens "act out" the unique characters and an original storyline they created. Punk versus funk, rock versus rap. What riotous reactions happen when melodramatic musicians with enormous egos take to the stage?

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other and to begin to brainstorm about their original play. Through group activities and guided discussion, the actors will decide on characters, conflict, and conclusion, and the story they want to tell. The script will be developed and customized for this class with the students' input.

The class will learn the practical aspects of acting, as they work on script read-through, blocking, costume/prop design, and planning the show. Students will develop their own "actor's toolkit" of voice, body, and imagination in this creative process! Actors will grow in confidence and communication skills in preparation for a final sharing with parents on the final day of the quarter.

Once the script is fully developed with everyone's parts, about half-way through the quarter, it will be emailed to parents. Parents will be expected to help their children memorize their script/lines/cues and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity.

Topics in this Series: Haunted House of Horrors (Quarter 1), Chaos in the Courtroom (Quarter 2), No Exit Escape Room (Quarter 3) and Rock Start Rivalry (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

Art in Action: Stellar Celestial Subjects (WED, 10AM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kerry Diederich

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Elementary artists can get in on the action as they learn about a different artist or artistic style each week and create a representative piece using a wide range of artistic supplies such as tempura and water color paints, pastels, pencils, cray pas, oil pastel crayons, specialty papers, sculpting media, and embellishments.

Fourth quarter, students will study art motifs and methods inspired by the moon, earth, and space. Projects will include feature phases of the moon, planets and space, textured and marbled planet art, Earth Day-inspired art.

Topics in this Series: Media of the Masters (Quarter 1); Animal Artists (Quarter 2); Murals, Monuments, and Museums (Quarter 3); Stellar Celestial Subjects (Quarter 4). Supply Fee: There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Ballet Foundations (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Alchemy Ballet Academy

Grade Range: 3rd-8th

Prerequisites: None

Beginning dancers will build their skills in musicality, balance, flexibility, and coordination as they learn to dance as a group. At this level, dancers work to identify, apply, demonstrate, and integrate the following techniques from the Vaganova ballet method such as: 1st-6th positions, marching and skipping, demi plié, grand plié, sauté, bourrée, grand jeté, and tendu, along with pas de chat, pas de bourrée, arabesque, arabesque sauté, and soutenu. Students will develop their physical conditioning by core leg and arm strength.

A demonstration of skills learned will be showcased for parents on the last class each quarter. Registration is for one morning class, however students who wish to further their skills are encouraged to sign up for both Monday and Wednesday morning lessons. Compass ballet students will have an opportunity to audition for the Alchemy Ballet Academy Winter Performance (including excerpts from The Nutcracker).

Ballet students are expected to wear appropriate attire. Young ladies must wear a leotard with skirt (attached or detached), pink tights, and soft pink ballet shoes in canvas or leather. Young men must wear a slim-fitting white t-shirt, black shorts, white socks, and soft black ballet shoes in canvas or leather. Alchemy Ballet offers an optional kit of one leotard with skirt, one pair of tights, and one pair of soft shoes for $25.00 or soft shoes only for $6.50.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $160.00

Ballet Fun (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Alchemy Ballet Academy

Grade Range: PK-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Young dancers will practice skills in musicality, balance, flexibility, and coordination as they learn to dance as a group. At this level, dancers will learn to recognize, understand, and apply techniques from the Vaganova ballet method such as: 1st - 6th positions, marching and skipping, demi plié, grand plié, sauté, bourrée, grand jeté, and tendu. Students will also develop their physical conditioning and learn teamwork. Dancers in this level must be minimum age 4 by the start of class.

A demonstration of skills learned will be showcased for parents on the last class each quarter. Registration is for one morning class, however students who wish to further their skills are encouraged to sign up for both Monday and Wednesday morning lessons. Compass ballet students will have an opportunity to audition for the Alchemy Ballet Academy Winter Performance (including excerpts from The Nutcracker).

Ballet students are expected to wear appropriate attire. Young ladies must wear a leotard with skirt (attached or detached), pink tights, and soft pink ballet shoes in canvas or leather. Young men must wear a slim-fitting white t-shirt, black shorts, white socks, and soft black ballet shoes in canvas or leather. Alchemy Ballet offers an optional kit of one leotard with skirt, one pair of tights, and one pair of soft shoes for $25.00 or soft shoes only for $6.50.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $160.00

Battle Strategies & Dioramas: Waterloo- Napoleon's Final Defeat

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

At the end of the War of the 6th Coalition, beaten in Spain, Russia, Germany, and Paris itself, Napoleon was deposed and exiled as part of the peace treaty that ended the war. However, Napoleon was allowed to retain his title of Emperor, a small bodyguard, several ships, and was granted “the principality of Elba” to live out his exile. This decision would make many people very angry, and has been widely regarded as a bad move. Within the year Napoleon marched back into Paris, leading the army that was sent to stop him. The War of the 7th Coalition began, but 110 days later Napoleon faced and was ultimately defeated at Waterloo by a multinational army led by the Duke of Wellington.

Students will choose from a specific location on the Waterloo Battlefield such as the Coldstream and Scots Guards at Hougoumont; the capture of La Haye Sainte; the final charge of the Imperial Guard; or the Prussian arrival that finally broke the Grande Armée. Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will create a 10" X 14" diorama board, and create armies of 1:72 scale French, British and Prussian Soldiers to fight for it. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to complete the entire battlefield at scale. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the military engagement while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a simplified version of the Fire and Fury historical wargaming rule system for moving troops and equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how battles progressed and test different outcome scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices. Course documents, such as period maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. There is a $25.00 material fee due payable to in the instructor at the start of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

Beginner Bots: Reptiles Rule (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Discover the world of robotics using kids' favorite, interlocking building bricks! Students will build and program 3-4 different whimsical, mechanized projects each quarter using the WeDo 2.0 robotics system by LEGO Education.

Fourth quarter, students will build, program, and model rowdy reptiles such as a crocodile, a snake, a Komodo dragon, and a T-Rex.

Their robots will be built using special-shaped LEGO components from the WeDo Educational set, motors, motion sensors, tilt sensors and a programmable, Bluetooth control unit ("brain"). Student will use classroom tablets to program the control units using an intuitive drag-and-drop coding modules.

Prior experience with LEGO or coding is not required. All equipment is furnished.

Topics in this Series: Under the Sea (Quarter 1), Wings and Things (Quarter 2); Perfect Pets (Quarter 3), and Reptiles Rule (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

Chess: Advanced Beginners 4

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy the logic and challenge of the timeless strategy board game as they learn and play chess with classmates. In Advanced Beginner Chess 4, students will learn skills and strategies that build upon each other such as: good and bad pawns (individually and in groups), identifying and escaping from pins, piling on a pinned piece, trapping rooks in the opening, and advanced skewers. Advanced Beginner Chess 4 will conclude with a chess party and awards ceremony with certificates.

Learning and playing chess supports problem solving, decision making, critical and creative thinking, general cognitive ability, scholastic skills, and mathematical achievement (Univ. of Minnesota). Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while the instructor coaches. Students should have 15-20 hours of chess instruction prior to enrolling in Advanced Beginner Chess, or a working knowledge of most skills taught in the Compass Beginner Chess level.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

Chess: Beginners 4 (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy the logic and challenge of the timeless strategy board game as they learn and play chess with classmates. In Beginning Chess 4, students will review and learn strategies such as: double attacks, elementary checkmates, managing pieces in the opening (pawns, knights, bishops and queens), when to develop the queen in the opening, best board behavior, and 5 questions to ask before moving. Beginning Chess 4 will conclude with a chess party and awards ceremony with certificates.

Learning and playing chess supports problem solving, decision making, critical and creative thinking, general cognitive ability, scholastic skills, and mathematical achievement (Univ. of Minnesota). Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while the instructor coaches.. A student should have some prior knowledge of chess basics in order to enroll in Beginning Chess 4.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

Chess: Intermediate Players 4

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 4th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy the logic and challenge of the timeless strategy board game as they learn and play chess with classmates. In Intermediate Chess 4, students will learn skills that build upon each other such as: various endgames: king and pawn; king with queen and pawn; king, rook, and pawn endgames; and minor piece (knight and bishop) endgames. Intermediate Chess 4 will conclude with a chess party and awards ceremony with certificates.

Learning and playing chess supports problem solving, decision making, critical and creative thinking, general cognitive ability, scholastic skills, and mathematical achievement (Univ. of Minnesota). Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while the instructor coaches. Students should have 30+ hours of chess instruction prior to enrolling in Intermediate Chess, a working knowledge of most skills taught in the Compass Beginner and Advanced Beginner Chess levels, or instructor permission.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

Clean Plate: Allergy Friendly Cooking (Q4)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites: None

In this cooking class, the focus will be on what kids can eat, not what they can't. If kids with food allergies are tired of safe, single ingredient foods and long for creative, "composed" recipes, they will enjoy this class's menus which omit the top 9 food allergens: eggs, milk, nuts/tree nuts, soy, wheat, sesame, and fish/shellfish. Each week, students will make a delicious recipe with fresh ingredients and creative substitutions that the whole family will enjoy. The quarter's menu includes:

  • Chickpea Wraps
  • Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup
  • Southwest Salad
  • Rosti Tray Bake
  • Tamale Pie
  • Apple Bites
  • Breakfast Vegetable Hash

Students will be taste-testing what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Please note that this class is offered first thing in the morning, after the kitchen has been sanitized and before other cooking classes that use conventional ingredients. Every effort will be made to avoid cross-contamination, but students with air-borne sensitivities should know that conventional ingredients, such as flour, milk, and eggs may be stored in closed containers in cabinets in the same kitchen. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female). For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring Specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Taco Soup
  • Greek Chickpea Salad
  • Potatoes with Asparagus
  • Thai-Inspired Noodle Bowl
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Baked Peaches with Mascarpone

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring Specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Taco Soup
  • Greek Chickpea Salad
  • Potatoes with Asparagus
  • Thai-Inspired Noodle Bowl
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Baked Peaches with Mascarpone

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Tweens: Savory Spring Specialties (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring Specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Taco Soup
  • Greek Chickpea Salad
  • Potatoes with Asparagus
  • Thai-Inspired Noodle Bowl
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Baked Peaches with Mascarpone

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Creative Storytelling: Once Upon a...Fantasical Forest

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Children are full of stories and bubbling over with big ideas! In this class, students will learn how to capture their creative vision into a simple story that they will write and illustrate. Fourth quarter, our storytellers will fabricate a fantasy forest. Will they feature faraway places, fascinating finds, or fictional fun?

Students will learn how to build a Story Arc through guided, weekly activities. They will discover the key elements to composing a story such as crafting characters, posing a problem, advancing the action, constructing the climax, and writing the resolution- through brainstorming questions like, "Who is in your story?", "Where does this take place?", "What does that look like?" and "What happened after ____?"

Emerging writers or readers are welcome and will receive support, if needed, to get their own words written down. Psst- don't tell your child, but this class helps lay the foundation in language arts for more advanced creative writing and composition. Pair this class with Acting: Kids Theater or Writing Well to further encourage communication and storytelling skills. The supply fee is included in the class tuition. Topics in this Series: A Great Race (Quarter 1); A Magical Mountain (Quarter 2); A Time Machine (Quarter 3); and A Fantastical Forest (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $172.00

Dynamic Dioramas: History & Culture- The Wars of Scottish Independence

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Taliesin Knol

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

In 1313, Robert the Bruce, successor to William Wallace, ordered all English loyalists out of Scotland and was crowned of Scotland. He laid siege to Stirling Castle, the major English Fortress in Scotland, and Edward II of England retaliated with a massive invasion of 25,000 men. King Robert met this with just 6,000 troops at Bannockburn. Despite being outnumbered, Robert launched an unexpected attack and won! This set Scotland on the long path to win the war and 14 years later and emerge a free country.

Using artistic model-making techniques, hand tools, and historical maps, students will create a 10 X 14 diorama board of a famous battle from the English invasions of Scotland. They will customize their dioramas with landforms, waterways, plant life, and paint and populate it with 1:72 scale invading armies and their adversaries for historical re-enactments. Once individual projects are constructed, students will combine their dioramas alongside those of their classmates to approximate a larger battlefield terrain. Students will spend the remainder of the quarter learning about the tactics and outcomes of the conquest while playing a table-top strategy game. Student strategists will use a custom historical wargaming rule system for moving troops and siege equipment. Along with their classmates, students will see how battles progressed and test different scenarios that might have occurred with different battlefield choices.

Course documents such as maps, game rules and all other instructional media will be available via a Google Drive link which will be emailed to parents. Topics in this series include: The Saxon Invasions (Quarter 1), Persia v. Byzantium (Quarter 2), The 100 Years War, France v. England (Quarter 3), The Wars of Scottish Independence(Quarter 4). There is a $25.00 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

Fencing for Beginners & Advanced Beginners

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Fencing Sports Academy

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Fencing is the clashing of steel and competitive spirit combined with the battle of the wits. Apply the rules of Olympic fencing, and you have a physically and mentally challenging game of strategy, often called, "physical chess." In Beginning Fencing, students will learn the rules of the sport as well as footwork, attacks, parries, responses, and how to judge matches. Beginning students will use the epee, a thin, lightweight sword with broad hand guard and will wear a wireless electronic scoring sensor over layers of protective gear. Returning students will work with both the epee and foil. The physical benefits of fencing are an increase in agility, balance and coordination. Fencing also provides mental benefits such as improved focus, strategy and confidence. Fencing is safety-oriented with blunt tip weapons, chest protectors, chest/sleeve pads, fencing jacket, gloves, and face mask. Students may enroll any quarter. All equipment is provided by the instructor. Students are asked to wear comfortable athletic pants such as running pants or sweatpants (no jeans, no dresses), and low-heeled athletic shoes.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $188.00

Fencing for Young Beginners

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Fencing Sports Academy

Grade Range: 2nd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Fencing is the clashing of steel and competitive spirit combined with the battle of the wits. Apply the rules of Olympic fencing, and you have a physically and mentally challenging game of strategy, often called, "physical chess." In Beginning Fencing, students will learn the rules of the sport as well as footwork, attacks, parries, responses, and how to judge matches. Beginning students will use the epee, a thin, lightweight sword with broad hand guard and will wear a wireless electronic scoring sensor over layers of protective gear. Returning students will work with both the epee and foil. The physical benefits of fencing are an increase in agility, balance and coordination. Fencing also provides mental benefits such as improved focus, strategy and confidence. Fencing is safety-oriented with blunt tip weapons, chest protectors, chest/sleeve pads, fencing jacket, gloves, and face mask. Students may enroll any quarter. All equipment is provided by the instructor. Students are asked to wear comfortable athletic pants such as running pants or sweatpants (no jeans, no dresses), and low-heeled athletic shoes.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $188.00

French Foundations (Q4)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Bonjour! French Foundations is an introductory class for middle school-aged students. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, days/dates, etc), adjectives, greetings, and simple phrases. Students will learn beginning grammatical constructions such as noun-verb agreement, noun-adjective agreement, adjective placement, and the rules of regular verb conjugation. Students will be encouraged to speak aloud and converse with classmates, but also to learn to sound out, spell, and read beginning, written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, grammar, and usage while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Students should be at grade level in their reading. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

French with Friends (Q4)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Edwige Pinover

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Salut! French with Friends is an introductory French class for elementary-aged students. The class will be taught in a predominantly immersion environment. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students or explain difficult concepts. French language instruction will be presented in a natural learning sequence beginning with nouns (such as colors, numbers, clothing, foods, animals, family members, days/dates, etc), adjectives, beginning verbs, greetings, and simple phrases. Songs, games, stories, and hands-on activities will be used in class to review vocabulary and phrases. Emphasis will be on conversation, but students will be encouraged to learn to spell and sound out written French. Aspects of Francophone culture such as holidays, foods, and traditions will be incorporated in the classes.
Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in French, so continuing students can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $187.00

Junior Art Studio: Native American Art (WED, 11AM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kerry Diederich

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

This class is a multi-media art sampler for our youngest artists! Each week, students will learn a few fun facts about a type of art, artist, or culture and view sample works. Then, they will create a project in the style of the featured artist or culture using a wide variety of materials, colors, patterns, textures, and embellishments. Young artists will have the opportunity to work with a different media each week such as tempera paint, various papers, color pencils, markers, tissue paper, translucent tracing paper, cray pas, oil pastels, charcoals, and watercolors.

Fourth quarter, Junior artists will discover that Native Americans used items found in nature to make creative jewelry, baskets, drawings, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, masks, textiles, weaving, and other arts. With the use of feathers, grass, wood, bark, rocks and clay, they created art that was both practical and beautiful. Students will explore these techniques through projects like a paper plate dream catcher, a rain stick, make feather bead necklaces, design a section of a Native American blanket, a totem, a Buffalo hide map, and a painted talking stick.

Topics in this Series: Imitate the Impressionists (Quarter 1); Famous Photography (Quarter 2); Multi-Media Masters (Quarter 3); Native American Art (Quarter 4). Supply Fee: There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Junior Art Studio: Native American Art (WED, 12PM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kerry Diederich

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

This class is a multi-media art sampler for our youngest artists! Each week, students will learn a few fun facts about a type of art, artist, or culture and view sample works. Then, they will create a project in the style of the featured artist or culture using a wide variety of materials, colors, patterns, textures, and embellishments. Young artists will have the opportunity to work with a different media each week such as tempera paint, various papers, color pencils, markers, tissue paper, translucent tracing paper, cray pas, oil pastels, charcoals, and watercolors.

Fourth quarter, Junior artists will discover that Native Americans used items found in nature to make creative jewelry, baskets, drawings, paintings, ceramics, metalwork, masks, textiles, weaving, and other arts. With the use of feathers, grass, wood, bark, rocks and clay, they created art that was both practical and beautiful. Students will explore these techniques through projects like a paper plate dream catcher, a rain stick, make feather bead necklaces, design a section of a Native American blanket, a totem, a Buffalo hide map, and a painted talking stick.

Topics in this Series: Imitate the Impressionists (Quarter 1); Famous Photography (Quarter 2); Multi-Media Masters (Quarter 3); Native American Art (Quarter 4). Supply Fee: There is a supply fee of $20.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class which covers consumable class materials such a specialty papers, watercolor pencils, and paints.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $152.00

Junior Engineering with LEGO: Amusement Park (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 85 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Students will use LEGO to design and build simple engineering projects out of everyone's favorite building toy! In this 90 minute class, students will explore concepts and vocabulary in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, and architecture while playing with their creations.

Fourth quarter, students get ready for weekend get-aways and vacation time by building creations for an amusement park! Projects will include a ferris wheel, merry go round, teacup ride, daring swings, and a monorail.

Each class begins with 10-minutes of free build from tubs of LEGO components followed by a short discussion and demonstration of the day's project and concepts. Students build individually or in groups. Instructors will provide individual assistance, facilitate challenges, performance testing, competitions, and modifications to projects. Some projects may have been introduced in prior year's sessions, but each new build is unique, and student's building skills and understanding will have grown.

Notes:(1)Students must be minimum age 5 and able to separate from their parents for this class. (2) Projects are built from shared, Instructor-owned components, so students will not bring completed projects home. Parents, however, can step into class 15 minutes before the end of each session to photograph their child's construction.

Topics in this Series: Fantastic Fliers & Space Racers (Quarter 1); Animal Architects (Quarter 2); Winter Workshop (Quarter 3); Amusement Park (Quarter 4)

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $223.00

Kids' Confection Kitchen: Casual Confections (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Toffee. Taffy. Truffles... End the day on a sweet note! Students will enjoy making and eating delicious confections. Each week they will prepare a fresh, handmade dessert or sweet such as: pies, cakes, cookies, tarts, trifles, mousses, puddings, candies, fudge, brittle, or chocolates. The class will include some icing, decorating, and garnishing techniques for completed desserts. This quarter, the Compass bakers' culinary adventures will include:

  • Raspberry Bars
  • Strawberry Cupcakes
  • Pineapple Whips
  • Caramel Fondue
  • Summer Fruit Trifle
  • Cracker Toffee
  • Sour Citrus Candy
  • Sunflower Buckeyes

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. This engaging sweets class will get students excited about helping in the kitchen and entertaining. They will learn important baking skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary is introduced each week.

Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a small group.

Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Krav Maga Self Defense for Kids- Black Stripe

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sarah Reynolds

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Krav Maga is the Israeli martial art which teaches self defense and fitness. Students of Krav Maga are taught a series of strategies to assess and respond to common situations, such as facing a bully. Kids are always taught first and foremost to get away, to get help, and to try to deescalate the situation. When that fails, students practice a technique that includes a warning strike followed by escape, and finally, they learn how to stand up for themselves and how to counterattack if a situation escalates and becomes threatening. Kids are empowered and gain confidence when they rehearse how to handle real-life situations. Exercises and in-class practice incorporate balance, coordination, energy, and other key elements of fitness along with life skills such as confidence, teamwork, respect, discipline, and respect.

Students may enroll in Krav Maga at any time, and everyone will begin as a white belt. Each quarter, students will practice the full range of skills, but there will be two "featured" moves that a student can earn a belt stripe for being able to demonstrate. Featured moves will include a combative strike and a defensive escape technique. No one stripe is a prerequisite for any other color, and color stripes can be earned in any order.

Fourth quarter, students will have the chance to earn a Black Stripe. Featured moves include: cover defense and wrist locks (red stripe); straight punch defense and bear hugs (orange stripe); head movement defense and front 2-handed choke (yellow stripe); round kick defense and back 2-handed choke (green stripe); front kick defense and guillotine choke (blue stripe); clinch defense and rear choke (purple stripe); ground striking defense and head lock defense (brown stripe); and 360 defense and full Nelson (black stripe).

Students will be able to test for belt promotions to move through the ranks of white belt, yellow belt, orange belt, etc. On average, it is estimated that a student will be ready for a belt test after four quarters/four color stripes. Belt testing will be by coach approval.

Topics in this Series: Blue Stripe (1st Quarter), Purple Stripe (2nd Quarter), Brown Stripe (3rd Quarter) and Black Stripe (4th Quarter). Assessments: Belt testing for promotion will be by coach recommendation, but on average will take 4 quarters. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for the t-shirt and white belt (new students) or $5.00 for the white belt (returning students). A belt test fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor when a student is ready to test for promotion. What to Bring: Refillable water bottle. What to Wear: In lieu of a full martial arts uniform, participants should wear their class t-shirt and belt along with shorts, leggings, or loose, comfortable athletic pants, and comfortable athletic shoes or sneakers.Non-Meeting Days: None

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $155.00

Music Makers: Movement & Melodies (Q4)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kathy Preisinger

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites:

Music Makers explores many facets of the musical experience- singing, moving, dancing, listening, and playing instruments. The class will explore musical stories, famous composers, and different genres of music while playing a variety of percussion instruments (drums, sticks, triangles, woodblocks and more!). Students will learn to play a beginning pitched instrument on glockenspiels (a small barred instrument like the xylophone). Using an Orff-based approach, students will learn to read and write beginning musical notation and learn musical terminology all in the context of fun and play. Music Makers classes provide a fun, pressure-free environment to experience music and movement with the goal of general musicianship and excellent preparation for further, individual instrument lessons if desired. Music Makers helps every child acquire the essential building blocks for a future of musical learning! Students may join Music Makers at any quarter, and they may return again and again since new music, themes, and skills are constantly introduced.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $166.00

Nature Quest: Spring Adventurers (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Sevim Kalyoncu

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! Watch as the forest transforms each week with new leaves, flowers, nests, and the full stream bursting with life. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.

Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a senior naturalist/outdoor educator. Take a break from sit-down classes, indoor activities, and screen time to explore the natural world, get fresh air, and exercise. The group will explore the southern section of Sugarland Stream Valley Park in Herndon while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!

A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found each season. Students will get to know native animals and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. The class will also discuss outdoor skills such as shelter and outdoor safety. Students will play games in the woods to practice outdoor skills.

Visit the Compass Nature Quest class webpage for more information on the program, location, and Frequently Asked Questions. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. The group exploration/activities in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated. Students must be age 6 by the start of the class, and they must be comfortable separating from their parents for the duration of the class.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Nature Quest: Spring Explorers (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Sevim Kalyoncu

Grade Range: PreK-K

Prerequisites: None

Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! Watch as the forest transforms each week with new leaves, flowers, nests, and the full stream bursting with life. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.

Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a senior naturalist/outdoor educator. Take a break from sit-down classes, indoor activities, and screen time to explore the natural world, get fresh air, and exercise. The group will explore the southern section of Sugarland Stream Valley Park in Herndon while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!

A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found each season. Students will get to know native animals and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. The class will also discuss outdoor skills such as shelter and outdoor safety. Students will play games in the woods to practice outdoor skills.

Visit the Compass Nature Quest class webpage for more information on the program, location, and Frequently Asked Questions. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature.

(PK-K) Each week, ONE parent volunteer (with no baby/toddler in tow) will be asked to accompany the group into the woods to be the extra set of hands and eyes! Students must be minimum age 4 by the start of class, be comfortable separating from their parents for the duration of class, and must be able to stay in a group and follow instructions.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Nature Quest: Spring Path Finders (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Sevim Kalyoncu

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Experience the thrill of spring- nature's fastest paced season! Watch as the forest transforms each week with new leaves, flowers, nests, and the full stream bursting with life. It is the time for harvesting wild edibles, enjoying bird-song, and relishing the sights and smells of wildflowers and the fresh spring air.

Step outdoors to each week to explore nature with a senior naturalist/outdoor educator. Take a break from sit-down classes, indoor activities, and screen time to explore the natural world, get fresh air, and exercise. The group will explore the southern section of Sugarland Stream Valley Park in Herndon while they discover all the secrets that woods hold when you stop, look, listen, smell, touch, turn-over, and peek under!

A portion of each session will be seeking and discussing what is found each season. Students will get to know native animals and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things they encounter outdoors, observing and appreciating discoveries in nature, safe exploration of the woods, and how to be a good steward of nature. The class will also discuss outdoor skills such as shelter and outdoor safety. Students will play games in the woods to practice outdoor skills.

Visit the Compass Nature Quest class webpage for more information on the program, location, and Frequently Asked Questions. Students should come prepared for class with outdoor/play clothes, closed-toe shoes, sunscreen and/or insect repellent, a hat, and jacket or layered outerwear depending on the weather/temperature. The group exploration/activities in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Outdoor Survivor: Spring (Wed)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 50 min

Instructor: Sevim Kalyoncu

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Venture outdoors each week to explore the woods with a senior naturalist and mentor while learning valuable survival skills. Students will learn how to construct a temporary debris shelter, make cordage, identify edibles, track animals, purify water, perform basic first aid, and use maps and compass (orienteering). Students will get to know native animals and key types of plants and trees in our area. Emphasis will be on becoming comfortable with things you encounter outdoors, safe exploration of the woods, how to be a good steward of nature, and what to do if you ever became lost or injured in the woods. Skills will be repeated and reinforced each quarter, because the available plants, animals, materials, and water sources change with each season. Students will have a blast, develop greater self-confidence, and build a strong connection to nature and to the real world! Explorations in the woods are for enrolled students only, and tag-along parents and siblings cannot be accommodated. For information on where the class meets, what to wear, and inclement weather, see the webpage for Compass's Nature Quest program.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Preschool Players: Music and More (Q4)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Kathy Preisinger

Grade Range: Ages 3 and 4

Prerequisites:

Preschool Players introduces 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds to many facets of the music- singing, moving, dancing, listening, and playing instruments. The class will explore musical stories, famous composers, and different genres of music while playing a variety of percussion instruments (maracas, egg shakers, drums, sticks, triangles, woodblocks and more). Preschool players provide a fun, pressure-free environment to experience music and movement. Preschool Players helps every child acquire the essential building blocks for a future of musical learning! Students may join this class at any quarter, and they may return again and again since new music, themes, and activities are constantly introduced. Preschool Players has 40 minutes of structured activity, running from 10:05-10:45, with time before and after for gathering and transitions.

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $166.00

Programming Projects Jr: Tinkercad Design

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Michele Forsythe

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Every parent knows that kids are curious, captivated, and quick to learn technology-based products. Programming Projects builds on that curiosity to introduce computer science basics, problem-solving, and computational thinking through play-based learning.

Fourth quarter, students will learn to use Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an open source, online, 3D modeling software. Students will practice spatial relationships and learn how to visualize objects in 3-dimensions. To encourage accurate and ordered thinking (as is required coding), students will do a partner exercise called "Write it-Do it" on a regular basis. Students will create designs in Tinkercad, and the software will convert designs to code that is sent to a 3D printer. Students can select one of their designs to have 3D printed. Skills learned in this class can be continued at home to further independent design work.

Topics in this series include: Sphero indi Robotic Cars (Quarter 1), Scratch Coding (Quarter 2), Sphero Robotic Ball Quarter 3) and Tinkercad Design (Quarter 4)

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Programming Projects: Tinkercad Design

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Michele Forsythe

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Every parent knows that kids are curious, captivated, and quick to learn technology-based products. Programming Projects builds on that curiosity to introduce computer science basics, problem-solving, and computational thinking through play-based learning.

Fourth quarter, students will learn to use Tinkercad. Tinkercad is an open source, online, 3D modeling software. Students will practice spatial relationships and learn how to visualize objects in 3-dimensions. To encourage accurate and ordered thinking (as is required coding), students will do a partner exercise called "Write it-Do it" on a regular basis. Students will create designs in Tinkercad, and the software will convert designs to code that is sent to a 3D printer. Students can select one of their designs to have 3D printed. Skills learned in this class can be continued at home to further independent design work.

Topics in this series include: Sphero indi Robotic Cars (Quarter 1), Scratch Coding (Quarter 2), Sphero Robotic Ball Quarter 3) and Tinkercad Design (Quarter 4)

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Rhythm Rocks: Drum Jam (Q4)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Daniel Greenberg

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites:

Students of all ages will love the energy and exhilaration of drumming! Students will learn rhythms and drumming patterns from West Africa and other cultures. In this "hands-on" class, students will learn hand-drumming on djembe drums and accompanying percussion accessories such as tambourines, triangles, rhythm sticks, maracas, and bongos.

Students will learn the difference between steady beat, rhythms, and polyrhythms, which involve patterning, call and response, and different tonal levels. Drummers will be "in the groove" as they learn single stroke rolls, single and double paradiddle, frills, and patterns. They will be encouraged to experiment with different percussion instruments and to improvise.

New drummers are welcome to enroll any quarter, and returning drummers are encouraged to return and continue to learn more complex drumming techniques. Drummers may be divided by age and/or drumming experience in class with each group taught the same rhythm with varying degrees of difficulty. All instruments are provided by the instructor.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $190.00

Robot Fab Lab: Atlantis Explorer (WED)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Student engineers will be challenged to design, build, and program a humanoid robot. Students will learn how to construct and program an upright, articulated robot that can operate in our human world with common human chores such as walking around furniture, opening a door, and detecting sneaky siblings.

Students will use the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 robotics sets. They will build with motors, wheels/axles, gears, levers, and special components. Students will have to install touch, sound, color, gyro, ultrasonic, and/or infrared sensors while also learning to program sequences and commands that use input/output devices for controlled movements and precise turns. Using the drag-and-drop EV3 programming menu, students will learn to program their robots while experimenting with key concepts such as fixed values, variables, loops, and logic constructs.

This course integrates science, engineering and computational thinking while introducing physical constraints, units of measurement, and coordinate systems. But, don't worry, this is a beginning robotics class. Prior experience is not expected, but returning students are welcome. Each student will build his/her own robotic project, so students can progress and customize at their own pace. In general, in this class, students will spend two weeks assembling, three weeks programming, and two weeks testing and re-designing. Topics in this Series: Maze Runner (Quarter 1), Sumo Bots (Quarter 2), Mars Rover (Quarter 3), and Explore Atlantis (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

Sew Fun: Cool Characters (Marvel, Star Wars and Disney Princesses)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Kids will learn the basics of hand sewing and discover it is "sew fun" to create items that can play with and use every day.
Fourth quarter, kids will make 6 cool characters from Star Wars, Marvel Heroes, and Disney Princesses. For these projects, they will be cutting characters out of felt using templates.

Kids will learn practical sewing skills such as pinning and placement, a running stitch, attaching a button, scissor skills, stuffing, and working with simple patterns. The group will be working with pre-cut felt components from kits that will be enhanced with buttons and embellishments. Since students may work at different rates, some projects may not be completed in class and will be sent home to finish sewing with the newly learned skills. Students should be at age/grade level for fine motor skills for this class. A material fee of $35.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.Topics in this series include: Zookeeper's Critters (Quarter 1), 3D Decor (Quarter 2), Wearable Accessories (Quarter 3), and Cool Characters- Marvel, Star Wars and Disney Princesses (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $164.00

Sew Simple: Just for Me

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Little kids will learn the basics of hand sewing and discover it is "sew simple" to create fun things they can play with and use every day. Fourth quarter, kids will sew things just for themselves: a cute coin purse, a pillow, and a wall hanging.

Kids will learn practical sewing skills such as pinning and placement, a running stitch, attaching a button, scissor skills, and stuffing. The group will be working with pre-cut felt components from kits that will be enhanced with buttons and accessories. Since students may work at different rates, some projects may not be completed in class and will be sent home to finish sewing with the newly learned skills. Students should be at age/grade level for fine motor skills for this class and should be a minimum of age 6. A material fee of $30.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Topics in this series include: Sewing with a Storybook (Quarter 1), Shareables (Quarter 2), Silly Sea Stuffies (Quarter 3), and Just for Me (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $164.00

Soccer Shots: Young Player's Spring Clinic (12:30pm)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 12:30 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Soccer Shots

Grade Range: PK-K

Prerequisites: None

Soccer Shots is a fun, engaging class for the youngest Compass students or their preschool-aged siblings! Soccer Shots is an outdoor skills class in which children learn basic mechanics of soccer such as passing, dribbling, and shooting through imaginative games in a fun, supportive, small-group experience with a dedicated coach. Equally as important, young athletes get to practice valuable life skills such as working with teammates, good sportsmanship, taking turns, cooperation, and communicating with their coach! Each week, young soccer players will be guided through warm-ups, skill-building games, and a scrimmage. Students must be age 3.5 by the start of this program and must be able to separate from his/her parent and follow directions. Please note that if the 12:00 pm session fills, the 12:30 pm session will be opened for additional registrations.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Soccer Shots: Young Player's Spring Clinic (12pm)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Soccer Shots

Grade Range: PK-K

Prerequisites: None

Soccer Shots is a fun, engaging class for the youngest Compass students or their preschool-aged siblings! Soccer Shots is an outdoor skills class in which children learn basic mechanics of soccer such as passing, dribbling, and shooting through imaginative games in a fun, supportive, small-group experience with a dedicated coach. Equally as important, young athletes get to practice valuable life skills such as working with teammates, good sportsmanship, taking turns, cooperation, and communicating with their coach! Each week, young soccer players will be guided through warm-ups, skill-building games, and a scrimmage. Students must be age 3.5 by the start of this program and must be able to separate from his/her parent and follow directions. Please note that if the 12:00 pm session fills, the 12:30 pm session will be opened for additional registrations.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $149.00

Ultimate Magic Academy: Orange Wand Wonders

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Joe Romano

Grade Range: 3rd-6th

Prerequisites: None

Curious coins, baffling balls, confounding cards, and puzzling papers! Students will learn tricks of the trade from a professional magician using the Discover Magic curriculum! This class will present tricks from the Orange Wand curriculum.

Each week, kids will learn how to perform a unique magic trick, and students will practice and perfect the illusion in class so they can come home and mystify their friends and family. Students will unlock the secrets to seven special magic tricks: Legendary Loops, Forgotten Fairy Tales, Lightning Ball, Hocus Pocus Handkerchief, Magic Map, Special Delivery, and others. For each trick, students will receive a custom magic prop and full color instructions, and at the end of each class, every magician will take home a Top Secret file folder with additional tricks they can practice. Student magicians will be given a secret password each week to gain access to an additional magic trick on the Discover Magic website (parents will need to work the magic to set up the child's online account.) Along with the actual magic, students will discuss a life skill each week that is essential to a good magician (and student) such as public speaking, presentation skills, practicing, being prepared, and reading your audience. Magicians who complete the class will receive a certificate and magic wand.

Topics in this Series:Bewildering Black Wand (Quarter 1); Groovy Green Wand (Quarter 2); Baffling Blue Wand (Quarter 3); Orange Wand Wonders (Quarter 4) Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. This is a 7-week class that does not meet on 5/17/23

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $245.00

Vet 'Ventures: Wildlife Rescue (1 PM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Karen Shumway

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Ornery, orphaned opossums, chipmunks in the chimney, or a rambunctious raccoon that ran into the road. Sometimes even our local wildlife needs medical care! Lots of kids love animals, and some even think about becoming veterinarians and animal specialists. There is a lot of science in the care, keeping, and rescue of animals.

In this class, future rehabilitators and veterinarians will learn all about the common illnesses or injuries that we might witness in local wildlife such as deer, opossums, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, skunks, foxes, bats, birds, and the occasional bear. The class will learn what some threats and dangers to local wildlife are and what they can do to make surroundings safer and backyard habitats more friendly. Students will learn what they should do if they find an abandoned or hurt animal, and why bringing them in their own homes is almost never the right answer. Kids will discover some of fun and fascinating facts, similarities, and differences in species of native wildlife.

Each class meeting will include hands-on and interactive demonstrations, simulations, role-playing, activities, games, stories, or short video clips to convey the information. During the first week, students will receive a lab coat and clinic name tag, and a model critter for demonstrations, and a class workbook. They will "adopt" and name their critter, and during the final week, they will receive a diploma. (Animals, lab coats, name tags, and workbooks will remain at Compass between classes so they are not forgotten at home). There is a $22.00 supply fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Topics in this series include: Discover Dogs (Quarter 1), Pocket Pets (Quarter 2), Reptile Roundup (Quarter 3) and Wildlife Rescue (Quarter 4).

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $175.00

Vet 'Ventures: Wildlife Rescue (2 PM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Karen Shumway

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Ornery, orphaned opossums, chipmunks in the chimney, or a rambunctious raccoon that ran into the road. Sometimes even our local wildlife needs medical care! Lots of kids love animals, and some even think about becoming veterinarians and animal specialists. There is a lot of science in the care, keeping, and rescue of animals.

In this class, future rehabilitators and veterinarians will learn all about the common illnesses or injuries that we might witness in local wildlife such as deer, opossums, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, skunks, foxes, bats, birds, and the occasional bear. The class will learn what some threats and dangers to local wildlife are and what they can do to make surroundings safer and backyard habitats more friendly. Students will learn what they should do if they find an abandoned or hurt animal, and why bringing them in their own homes is almost never the right answer. Kids will discover some of fun and fascinating facts, similarities, and differences in species of native wildlife.

Each class meeting will include hands-on and interactive demonstrations, simulations, role-playing, activities, games, stories, or short video clips to convey the information. During the first week, students will receive a lab coat and clinic name tag, and a model critter for demonstrations, and a class workbook. They will "adopt" and name their critter, and during the final week, they will receive a diploma. (Animals, lab coats, name tags, and workbooks will remain at Compass between classes so they are not forgotten at home). There is a $22.00 supply fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Students must be minimum age 6 to enroll in this class (no age 5s).

Topics in this series include: Discover Dogs (Quarter 1), Pocket Pets (Quarter 2), Reptile Roundup (Quarter 3) and Wildlife Rescue (Quarter 4).

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $175.00

Writers' Workshop: Prose, Poetry, & Paintings- A Passport Adventure

Quarter 4: Starts on March 22, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Karen Hickman

Grade Range: 6th-7th

Prerequisites: None

In Writers' Workshop, middle school students will expand essential communication skills- reading, retaining, discussing, composing, revising, and even listening and speaking- by reviewing short selections of renowned literature and putting pen to paper! Each quarter, students will write about a popular theme using the elements they observe in the example classics.

Amsterdam, London, Paris, North America, Japan, Korea, and beyond. Students will take an in-class journey around the world as they read and write about classic stories, poetry, and art. The class will meet famous artists, writers, and poets such as Van Gogh, Vermeer, Klimpt, Homer, Hopper, and O'Keefe (painters); Dickens, Twai, and Grahame (authors); and Basho, Issa, and Muth (poets). Students will be exposed to haiku, tanka, sijo, free verse, and sonnets. Writing assignments will encourage students to place themselves in a work of art or poem or to write a review or critique of a piece. Using an Ekphrastic poetry style to extend their thinking, students will identify traditional poetry and free verse in classic literature. A journal and passport will be handed out to track each student's literary and arts journey. It will seem like a class game to get their passports stamped! An anthology of student writing will be published at the end of the quarter.

Imagination and creativity come easily to most young writers, but acquiring technical skills is also important. Each quarter, students will focus on specific skills. The skills are a part of the Writer's Tool Kit that includes: understanding parts and kinds of sentences, plurals, possessives, and punctuation. Across the four quarters of this class, students will also learn how to use a dictionary and a thesaurus, as well as higher-level, middle school level skills such as summarizing, outlining, note taking, writing a book report, or citing sources. In class, students will share drafts and in-progress works to receive peer feedback and promote revising and editing skills.

Homework: Students are expected to write in a journal for a minimum of four minutes per day and respond to prompts that are sent home on an assignment bookmark. They will also be asked to read short assignments such as a chapter or excerpt in preparation for class discussions.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $175.00

Acting- Kids' Theater: Kooky Cooking Contest

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Kids take to the stage as they collaboratively write and perform their very own play with unique characters and an original storyline. In a cook-off gone nuts, will celebrity chefs and kooky cooks stay cool as a cucumber or cry over spilled milk? Will it be easy as pie to take the cake and this complete crazy cooking competition?

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other, then read through the two, prepared scripts together. Through group activities and guided discussion, they will create new characters, brainstorm variations, craft plot changes, add lines, and cast their parts. The instructor will then update and customize the class script with the students' input.

The class will learn the practical aspects of acting, as they work on script read-through, blocking, costume/prop design, and planning the show. Students will develop their own "actor's toolkit" of voice, body, and imagination in this creative process! Actors will grow in confidence and communication skills in preparation for a final sharing with parents on the final day of the quarter.

Once the script is fully developed with everyone's parts, about half-way through the quarter, it will be emailed to parents. Parents will be expected to help their children memorize their script/lines/cues and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. Note: Students who are emerging readers (not able to read at a 3rd/4th grade level) would be better suited to the Young Actor's Playhouse class, rather than this level.

Topics in this Series: Medieval Mayhem (Quarter 1), Wacky Wednesday (Quarter 2), Detective Drama (Quarter 3), Kooky Cooking Contest (Quarter 4)

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

Acting- Young Actor's Playhouse: Clown College

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Acting is an adventure! Young actors work together to create and perform their very own play with unique characters and an original storyline. Balloon animals, red noses, and face paint! What happens when comical clowns meet other jovial jokers in a course at clown college?

Students will begin with improvisational games to get to know each other and to begin to brainstorm about their original play. Through group activities and guided discussion, the young actors will decide on characters, conflict, and conclusion, and the story they want to tell. The script will be developed and customized for this class with input from the students.

Young actors will explore skills such as sensory awareness, listening, stage movement, character development, emotional expression, and observation/concentration while learning to portray their original character. Young actors will learn aspects of acting by script read-through, blocking, costume/prop discussion, and planning the show. Through individual and group activities, young actors build confidence in preparation for a final sharing for parents.

Students will work from a simple, written script, but emerging readers can be accommodated. Parents will be emailed the script after the 3rd or 4th class and will be expected to help their children memorize their lines and assemble a simple make-at-home costume, ideally from clothing items and accessories you already own and a little creativity. All actors must be at least age 6 to sign up for this class.

Topics in this Series: Pirate's Paradise (Quarter 1), Outback Odyssey (Quarter 2), Suddenly Small (Quarter 3), and Clown College (Quarter 4)

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $169.00

All About Astronomy: Exoplanets and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

In July 2020, NASA launched the Perseverance Rover to search for fossilized evidence of ancient microbial life in a crater on Mars. In September 2020, scientists announced that traces of phosphine gas, whose source is microbes, had been detected in the noxious clouds of Venus. And in October 2020, NASA announced that water molecules have been discovered across surface of the moon. This class will explore the big questions of, "Are we alone in the universe?"; "Is there other life"; and "Where?"

In this class students will examine the evidence from recent studies and past findings to debate these questions. They will discuss exoplanets and what conditions are needed for a "Goldilocks Planet", the "just-right" conditions for life to thrive. The class will learn about aspects of astrobiology and biomarkers for possible life, and will debate, "How will we know if life is found?" This class will use some NASA projects for educators in their investigation. Future themes in this series include: Inner Solar System (Quarter 1); Outer Solar System (Quarter 2); Stars, Galaxies, and the Cosmos (Quarter 3); and Exoplanets and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life (Quarter 4).

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $160.00

Best Books for Boys: Courage

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Christina Somerville

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Best Books for Boys is a facilitated book club just for preteen boys. Boys will read high-quality, age-appropriate literature and expand their understanding of what they read through book discussion and hands-on extension activities. Boys will be encouraged to interact with the story and each other through activities such as acting out or illustrating favorite scenes, discussing and writing alternate endings, prequels, origin or spinoff stories, or researching specific aspects of the story. Through guided class discussion, the group will be exposed to beginning literary analysis in a fun, interactive setting by discussing plot, theme, characters, setting, genre, writing style, and artistry using specific examples from the story. They will learn to analyze characters, their actions and motives, respond to hypothetical questions, make predictions, and answer prompts using examples from the book.

Each quarter, the class will read one book that is teacher's choice and a second book that the students select as a group. Students must read assigned chapters from their books at home, either as individual silent reading, read-aloud with parents' support, or listening to an audiobook edition. Readers will be encouraged to take notes on key passages or questions. All books are selected from among Newbery Medalists and Honor Books, Caldecott Medal books, and proven classics of children's fiction. This year's selected themes and teacher's choice books include: Quarter 1- Bravery: Rifles for Watie (Harold Keith); Quarter 2- Determination: Dragon's Gate (Laurence Yep); Quarter 3- Imagination: Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Salman Rushdie); Quarter 4- Strength: Some Kind of Courage (Dan Gemeinhart). This is a 7-week class that will have one week break in the 8-week quarter. The week off will be announced.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $179.00

Chemist Kids: The Chemistry of Toys

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Michele Forsythe

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Kids are naturally curious about chemistry! Chemistry explains the properties, behaviors, and interactions of materials around us: things we eat, drink, clean with, wear, drive, and even play with. Kids can use chemistry to understand how things taste, smell, mix, melt, combust, feel, and whether they are recyclable or rubbish, helpful or harmful, nutritious or not. Chemistry is key to understanding the world around us, including other areas of science. In this class, kids begin to use scientific words to describe their observations and will become familiar with some science apparatus.

Fourth quarter, kids will explore aspects of chemistry used to activate and animate favorite toys. In-class projects may include the creation- and chemistry- of invisible ink markers, lava lamps, and fizzy bath bombs. Figure out what chemical processes are used in smoke ring launchers, silly putty, chemical rockets, and glow sticks. See how chemistry is used to power devices with salt water-powered cars.

Topics in this series include: Chemistry in the Kitchen (Quarter 1), Chemistry in Action (Quarter 2), Chemistry at Home (Quarter 3), and Chemistry of Toys (Quarter 4)

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Chess: Beginners 4 (THU)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Peter Snow

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy the logic and challenge of the timeless strategy board game as they learn and play chess with classmates. In Beginning Chess 4, students will review and learn strategies such as: double attacks, elementary checkmates, managing pieces in the opening (pawns, knights, bishops and queens), when to develop the queen in the opening, best board behavior, and 5 questions to ask before moving. Beginning Chess 4 will conclude with a chess party and awards ceremony with certificates.

Learning and playing chess supports problem solving, decision making, critical and creative thinking, general cognitive ability, scholastic skills, and mathematical achievement (Univ. of Minnesota). Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation). Each class will be spent half on technique and half in practice matches with classmates while the instructor coaches.. A student should have some prior knowledge of chess basics in order to enroll in Beginning Chess 4.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

Colorful Canvas: MultiMedia Painting for Kids

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Diane Wright Cobb

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Kids will be introduced to painting with multimedia and special effects in a small group class under the guidance of a professional painter and art teacher. The class will incorporate other complementary materials into their paintings, such as collage, and will learn techniques to create special finishes and textures. Students will try techniques such as applying and removing paint, layering, stippling, and dabbing, along with wet and dry brush techniques. Students will complete several paintings on canvas boards. A variety of subjects, such as still life, animals, florals, landscapes, seascapes, fantasy, abstracts, or "mimic the masters" will be introduced to illustrate different painting techniques through in-class projects. Topics in this series include: Watercolor Painting (Quarter 1), Tempera Painting (Quarter 2), Acrylic Painting (Quarter 3), and MultiMedia Painting (Quarter 4). There is an $25.00 supply fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $174.00

Colorful Canvas: MultiMedia Painting for Tweens

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Diane Wright Cobb

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Tweens will be introduced to painting with multimedia and special effects in a small group class under the guidance of a professional painter and art teacher. The class will incorporate other complementary materials into their paintings, such as collage, and will learn techniques to create special finishes and textures. Students will try techniques such as applying and removing paint, layering, stippling, and dabbing, along with wet and dry brush techniques. Students will complete several paintings on canvas boards. A variety of subjects, such as still life, animals, florals, landscapes, seascapes, fantasy, abstracts, or "mimic the masters" will be introduced to illustrate different painting techniques through in-class projects. Topics in this series include: Watercolor Painting (Quarter 1), Tempera Painting (Quarter 2), Acrylic Painting (Quarter 3), and MultiMedia Painting (Quarter 4). There is an $25.00 supply fee due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $174.00

Cooking for Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (THU)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 3rd-5th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring Specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Taco Soup
  • Greek Chickpea Salad
  • Potatoes with Asparagus
  • Thai-Inspired Noodle Bowl
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Baked Peaches with Mascarpone

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (THU, 11AM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring Specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Taco Soup
  • Greek Chickpea Salad
  • Potatoes with Asparagus
  • Thai-Inspired Noodle Bowl
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Baked Peaches with Mascarpone

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Little Kids: Savory Spring Specialties (THU, 12PM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring Specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Taco Soup
  • Greek Chickpea Salad
  • Potatoes with Asparagus
  • Thai-Inspired Noodle Bowl
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Baked Peaches with Mascarpone

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Tweens: Savory Spring Specialties (THU)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring Specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Taco Soup
  • Greek Chickpea Salad
  • Potatoes with Asparagus
  • Thai-Inspired Noodle Bowl
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Baked Peaches with Mascarpone

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cracking Codes, Cryptology for Kids: Superheroes

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Students will learn the language of undercover agents in this children's cryptology class. Cryptology is the science of secret writing which uses math and logical reasoning to decode and create mystery alphabets. Each week, students will learn one or more ciphers and will practice using them to decode messages and write secret messages to each other!

Student will learn to covert communications and get a glimpse of the secret operations of their favorite superheroes with all-new codes. Using Marvel and DC characters as the backstories to new ciphers, students will learn codes such as Superman's invisible ink and Batman's code that can only be revealed with a cave black light. Who can resist figuring out the ciphers of Joker's riddles or the undercover codes of Hawkeye and Black Widow? The quarter will culminate in a collaboration to crack a variety of codes to flee a classroom Escape Room which may include challenges such as coded letters, picture clues, mirror image writings, puzzling word searches, and cryptograms.

Topics in the Series: Spies (Quarter 1), Secret Agents (Quarter 2), Sleuths (Quarter 3), and Superheroes (Quarter 4).

Supply Fee Included.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $160.00

Digital Clubhouse: Minecraft Animators (Intro or Continuing)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Black Rocket

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

In Digital Clubhouse, students will begin exploring computer science by bringing a favorite Minecraft character to life in an animated short film. They will learn how Pixar and Disney make movies like Inside Out and Frozen by using the techniques of keyframing, tweening, texturing, and animating rigged 3D models.

Digital Clubhouse is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Black Rocket curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. The lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. In the "Intro" level of a course (i.e., Part 1), students will work through the fundamentals of a new digital skill. In the "Continuing" level (i.e., Part 2), students who continue from "Intro" will develop new skills and will design and code an individual project. New students who enroll in "Intro" will begin with the introductory lessons. In order to differentiate instruction between new and continuing students, coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional support as needed. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers the use of instructor-provided classroom laptops loaded with the required software, applications, and licenses. At the end of the class, students will receive access to Black Rocket's interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.

Topics in this Series: Pokemon Masters (Quarters 1, 2); Minecraft Animators (Quarters 3, 4)

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

Digital Lab: Code Your Own Adventure (Intro or Continuing)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Black Rocket

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

In Digital Lab, students will become merge the skills of storytelling and computer science. They will start with a storyline, design characters, and chose not just one ending, but many. Students will create their own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, and images using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Digital Lab is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Black Rocket curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. The lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. In the "Intro" level of a course (i.e., Part 1), students will work through the fundamentals of a new digital skill. In the "Continuing" level (i.e., Part 2), students who continue from "Intro" will develop new skills and will design and code an individual project. New students who enroll in "Intro" will begin with the introductory lessons. In order to differentiate instruction between new and continuing students, coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional support as needed. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers the use of instructor-provided classroom laptops loaded with the required software, applications, and licenses. At the end of the class, students will receive access to Black Rocket's interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.

Topics in this Series: Video Game Animation (Quarters 1, 2); Code Your Own Adventure (Quarters 3, 4).

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

Digital Workshop: Minecraft Designers (Intro or Continuing)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Black Rocket

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

In Digital Workshop, kids will become immersed in the digital universe of Minecraft! Students will learn how to create a custom map, design structures to share between worlds, build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Minecraft projects created in this class will run on PC/laptop (i.e. Java) versions of Minecraft and will not be compatible with tablet, phone, or console versions of Minecraft.

Digital Workshop is a computer lab environment in which students work through the Black Rocket curriculum under the direction of computer science coaches. The lab environment allows students to enroll at any quarter, fosters brand new coders, and encourages those with prior coding experience. In the "Intro" level of a course (i.e., Part 1), students will work through the fundamentals of a new digital skill. In the "Continuing" level (i.e., Part 2), students who continue from "Intro" will develop new skills and will design and code an individual project. New students who enroll in "Intro" will begin with the introductory lessons. In order to differentiate instruction between new and continuing students, coaches work with small pull-out groups, pairs, or individuals to provide additional support as needed. The class tuition includes a student technology fee that covers the use of instructor-provided classroom laptops loaded with the required software, applications, and licenses. At the end of the class, students will receive access to Black Rocket's interactive learning platform to continue their coding journey at home.

Topics in this Series: Python Programmers (Quarters 1, 2); Minecraft Designers (Quarters 3, 4).

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $209.00

FUNctional Fitness and Cross-Training (PE)- THU (Q4)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Iman Castaneda

Grade Range: 2nd-5th

Prerequisites: None

FUNctional Fitness is a dynamic kids' PE program that incorporates well-rounded exercises to get kids up and moving mid-day! No two workouts are the same, but each day's activities incorporate exercises that target 10 areas: cardio-vascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. FUNctional Fitness focuses on functional movements that are fundamental to all aspects of play and exercise- pulling, pushing, running, throwing, climbing, lifting, and jumping. Work-outs are scalable and adaptable to different individual's own level, and the emphasis is on fun, safety, and personal accomplishment rather than competition among classmates. When the weather permits, some exercises may be taken outdoors. The physical challenges of FUNctional Fitness will foster self-confidence, focus, and help instill a foundation for a lifetime of fitness. All equipment is furnished. Students are asked to wear loose, comfortable clothing, such as running pants or sweatpants, and comfortable, supportive athletic shoes. FUNctional Fitness continues each quarter, and students may repeat the class to continue to improve fitness. No two workouts are the same! Students must be minimum age 7 to take this class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $144.00

Globetrotters Kids' Geography: Peru & India

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Danielle Mercadal

Grade Range: 2nd-3rd

Prerequisites: None

Discover geography and diverse cultures in this interactive, imaginary tour of the world. Each quarter, students will take a classroom journey to two distinct nations. They will locate the highlighted countries on the world map and complete a map project before buckling in for a fictional flight to the featured locales. Once they have "arrived" in the country, they will begin with an introduction to home and school life by meeting a child through a story or video. Students will learn to recognize similarities and appreciate differences when they compare that child's home, clothing, food, town, daily activities, and school to their own. In subsequent weeks, our Globe Trotters will learn about the culture and traditions of the country through songs, games, projects, and activities that highlight elements like folktales, customs, celebrations, distinct features, language, points of interest, or native species.

Fourth quarter, students will journey to Peru and India. Discover the gigantic Ganges River and towering Taj Mahal palace in India. Meet the heroes of the epic Ramayana story, and learn about elephants, cobras, and the "holy cow" in India. Find out what it would be like to take a rickshaw to school. Find Machu Picchu high in the Andes mountains of Peru, ancient Nasca lines in the desert, and hear examples of the Quechua language. Guinea pigs and alpacas come from Peru, but discover why viscachas might be the coolest animal. Example projects from these countries may include: simple llama craft, feather art, and simple kit.

Students will be excited by geography and culture when approached through this engaging, multi-disciplinary exploration of diverse countries of the globe! Topics in this Series include Indonesia and Morocco (Quarter 1), Sweden and Mexico (Quarter 2), Ireland and Japan (Quarter 4), Peru and India (Quarter 4)A supply fee of $15.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $134.00

Go Girl! LEGO Engineering: Mighty Metropolis

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 1:30 pm      Duration: 85 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: K-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Young girls will be encouraged to explore STEM through LEGO to design and build simple engineering projects out of everyone's favorite building toy! In this 90 minute class, girls will explore concepts and vocabulary in physics, mechanical engineering, structural engineering, aerospace engineering, and architecture while playing with their creations.

Fourth quarter, the class will look at extraordinary engineering  in cities and towns with projects such as a skyscraper, house, suspension bridge, and a rail system.

Each class begins with 10-minutes of free build from tubs of LEGO components followed by a short discussion and demonstration of the day's project and concepts. Throughout the quarter, famous female architects, engineers, and scientists will be introduced. Students build individually or in groups. Instructors will provide individual assistance, facilitate challenges, performance testing, competitions, and modifications to projects. Some projects may have been introduced in prior year's sessions, but each new build is unique, and student's building skills and understanding will have grown.

Notes:(1) Students must be minimum age 5 and able to separate from their parents for this class. (2) Projects are built from shared, Instructor-owned components, so students will not bring completed projects home. Parents, however, can step into class 15 minutes before the end of each session to photograph their child's construction.

 

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $223.00

Great Books for Girls: Strength

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Christina Somerville

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Great Books for Girls is a facilitated book club just for preteen girls. Girls will read high-quality, age-appropriate literature and expand their understanding of what they read through book discussion and hands-on extension activities. Girls will be encouraged to interact with the story and each other through activities such as acting out or illustrating favorite scenes, discussing and writing alternate endings, prequels, origin or spinoff stories, or researching specific aspects of the story. Through guided class discussion, the group will be exposed to beginning literary analysis in a fun, interactive setting by discussing plot, theme, characters, setting, genre, writing style, and artistry using specific examples from the story. They will learn to analyze characters, their actions and motives, respond to hypothetical questions, make predictions, and answer prompts using examples from the book.

Each quarter, the class will read one book that is teacher's choice and a second book that the students select as a group. Students must read assigned chapters from their books at home, either as individual silent reading, read-aloud with parents' support, or listening to an audiobook edition. Readers will be encouraged to take notes on key passages or questions. All books are selected from among Newbery Medalists and Honor Books, Caldecott Medal books, and proven classics of children's fiction. This year's selected themes and teacher's choice books include: Quarter 1- Growth: Catherine, Called Birdy (Karen Cushman); Quarter 2- Imagination: Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery); Quarter 3- Laughter: Calling on Dragons (Patricia C. Wrede); Quarter 4- The Night Diary (Veela Hiranandani). This is a 7-week class that will have one week break in the 8-week quarter. The week off will be announced.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $179.00

Harry Potter Handicrafts: Lockhart's Fabrications

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

You've dreamed about going to Hogwarts, and now is your chance to experience a year of magical classes! In this maker class, students will create projects inspired by their core classes at Hogwarts (Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Potions, and Transfiguration) and a Hogwarts guest professor. Students learn to work with a variety of materials and learn a broad range of crafting skills such as hand-sewing, painting, papercrafting (including precision cutting, folding, and stenciling) sculpting, and wireworking to create magical pieces inspired by the World of Harry Potter.

Welcome to the fourth term at Hogwarts! In addition to your core wizarding classes, special projects will be inspired by guest Professor Lockhart such as Puff Bath Fizzies and a Book Safe.

This is a great class for Harry Potter fans who love the magical world, even for those who have not read all of the books or watched all of the movies. Projects and class discussions are geared to not reveal significant series spoilers. Note: A few classes may include a Harry Potter-inspired food creation or personal care product. The ingredients will be identified in advance, and students with food or ingredient allergies or dietary restrictions will need to check before handling/consuming. Substitute ingredients cannot be provided for those with food allergies or restrictions.

Topics in this Series: Quirrell's Creations (Quarter 1); Pomfrey's Potions (Quarter 2); Flitwick's Favorites (Quarter 3); and Lockhart's Fabrications (Quarter 4) Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $35.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: Students should bring good scissors for cutting paper/fabric, a ruler, and a low temp, mini hot glue gun to class each week.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $164.00

Kids' Confection Kitchen: Casual Confections (THU)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Toffee. Taffy. Truffles... End the day on a sweet note! Students will enjoy making and eating delicious confections. Each week they will prepare a fresh, handmade dessert or sweet such as: pies, cakes, cookies, tarts, trifles, mousses, puddings, candies, fudge, brittle, or chocolates. The class will include some icing, decorating, and garnishing techniques for completed desserts. This quarter, the Compass bakers' culinary adventures will include:

  • Raspberry Bars
  • Strawberry Cupcakes
  • Pineapple Whips
  • Caramel Fondue
  • Summer Fruit Trifle
  • Cracker Toffee
  • Sour Citrus Candy
  • Sunflower Buckeyes

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. This engaging sweets class will get students excited about helping in the kitchen and entertaining. They will learn important baking skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary is introduced each week.

Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a small group.

Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Number Ninjas: Fun with Fractions

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Becca Sticha

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Does your child learn best by hands-on activities, crafts, games, and stories? Number Ninjas is based on the belief that children need to work with mathematics in a concrete, physical, and tangible way in order to learn fundamental concepts. Young students will love learning numerical concepts in this interactive, exploration-based class where work with numbers feels like a game.

Fourth quarter, students will discover what a fraction means. Students will physically separate the "whole" into equal parts and look at fractions as parts of a set. Students will learn tips to create drawings with fractional parts and will make play dough models.

This class covers many of the 1st and 2nd grade Standards of Learning for math. Weekly update e-mails to parents will include suggestions for practice at home and extension activities.

Topics in the Series: Play with Place Value & Money (Quarter 1), Measurement Madness (Quarter 2), Super Shapes (Quarter 3), and Fun with Fractions (Quarter 4).

Supply Fee: Included

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $160.00

Preschool Art Adventures: Fun with Forms

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 11:10 am      Duration: 45 min

Instructor: Diane Wright Cobb

Grade Range: Ages 3.5-5

Prerequisites: None

This class is a multi-media art sampler for our youngest artists! Preschoolers will experiment with a wide variety of materials such as tempera paints, finger paints, watercolors, color pencils, markers, cray pas, oil pastels, charcoals, tissue paper, and specialty papers through a guided, weekly themed project. Fourth quarter, preschool artists will learn all about Forms through mixing and experimenting with a variety of sculpting media such as dough, clay, paper mache, and foam. Students must be a minimum of 3-1/2 years old for this class and be able to work in a small group setting independent of their parent or caregiver. Note: This is a 45 minute class that meets from 11:10 am - 11:55 am (students may not enter classroom until 11:10 am)Topics in this Series: Creative Color (Quarter 1); Super and Shapes (Quarter 2), Terrific Texture (Quarter 3), and Fun with Forms (Quater 4). Supply Fee: There is a supply fee of $12.00, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

5 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $164.00

Spanish Amigos: Las Vacaciones (Vacations)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sirdley Taborga

Grade Range: 1st-2nd

Prerequisites: None

Buenos dias! Spanish Amigos (Friends) is a fun, play-based, Spanish immersion class for young students. Much like learning their native language, students will be exposed to the sounds, vocabulary, and phrases in Spanish through songs, games, stories, interactive and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. The teacher will bring toys and objects each week to give kids tangible, hands-on examples of the vocabulary being introduced.

Fourth quarter, young students will learn about En la Cuidad (Around Town) and will practice vocabulary and simple phrases about the playground, the zoo, shops/stores, and transportation. Every quarter, basics such as numbers, colors, the alphabet, and greetings will be incorporated.

Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in Spanish, so children can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. While the theme might be the same as that of a younger level of instruction, more vocabulary will be introduced at the older level. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Instruction will be predominantly verbal, but key vocabulary words may be written down for students to begin a sense of spelling. Students will be encouraged to write down new words each week, but reading, writing, spelling, and note-taking will not be expected. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $154.00

Spanish Exploradores: Las Vacaciones (Vacations)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sirdley Taborga

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Buenas tardes! Spanish Exploradores (Explorers) is a fun, immersive introductory Spanish class for elementary students. Much like learning their native language, students will be exposed to the sounds, vocabulary, and phrases in Spanish through songs, games, stories, and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. The teacher will bring objects each week to give students tangible, hands-on examples of the vocabulary being introduced.

Fourth quarter, children will learn about En la Cuidad (Around Town) and will practice expanded vocabulary and beginning phrases about the playground, the zoo, shops/stores, transportation and weather. Every quarter, basics such as numbers, colors, the alphabet, and greetings will be incorporated. In this level, students will be encouraged to begin to combine adjectives with nouns and nouns with verbs.

Each quarter introduces new themes and new vocabulary in Spanish, so children can continue to build their language basics. However, themes and units are non-sequential, so students may enroll in this level in any quarter. While the theme might be the same as that of a younger level of instruction, more vocabulary will be introduced at the older level. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds, vocabulary, and simple phrases while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. Instruction will be predominantly verbal, but key vocabulary words may be written down for students to begin a sense of spelling. Students will be encouraged to write down new words each week, but reading, writing, and spelling will not be expected. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $154.00

Spanish Para Pequenos (for Little Ones)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sirdley Taborga

Grade Range: PK-K

Prerequisites: None

Hola! Spanish Para Pequenos (Spanish for Little Ones) is a fun, play-based, Spanish immersion class for young children. Much like learning their native language, children will be exposed to the sounds and words in Spanish through songs, games, stories, interactive and hands-on activities. Limited cues in English will be used to prompt students in the first few weeks. The teacher will bring toys and objects to give young children tangible, hands-on examples of the vocabulary being introduced. Vocubulary covered may include simple greetings, color words, numbers, animals, and articles of clothing, and these will be repeated often due to the young age of the students. The goal of this introductory course is to lay foundations in sounds and basic vocabulary words while having fun and building confidence in a foreign language. All instruction will be verbal in this class. Reading, writing, and spelling will not be expected. Fluency should not be expected at this level.

Note: Students must be minimum age 4 in order to enroll in this class. (no 3-year-olds). Students must be comfortable speaking to others in English, able to follow directions, and separate from their parent for the 55-minute duration of the class.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $154.00

Stage Combat: Dueling, Double-Handed Broadsword

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Mallory Shear

Grade Range: 5th-8th

Prerequisites: None

From superhero blockbusters to Shakespearian plays, musketeers to mythological heroes, and pirates and princesses, great stories on stage and screen have great fight scenes! Picture buccaneers Barbossa and Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean or Rey versus Ren in the Star Wars sagas. Sometimes they use weapons and sometimes just their bare hands. Fight scenes can be thrilling, heart-breaking, or hilarious. This is the art of Stage Combat- creating the illusion of violence for storytelling in entertainment!

Fourth quarter, students will learn techniques for a two-handed sword such as the historical broadsword brandished by knights, katanas carried by samurai, and the light saber used by Jedi. They will learn 5 cuts (attacks), 6 parries (deflecting), basic footwork and the technique of half-swording. Students will practice two 'pris de fer' moves (taking the steel) and how to feign two types of wounds. They will discuss the art of storytelling through sword fighting and develop a short, choreographed sword fight. Aspects of the two-handed sword work in third quarter build upon techniques learned for one-handed sword in second quarter. Students who wish to enroll third quarter for the first time will be required to schedule and pay for an additional one-hour session with the instructor to cover basics from the previous quarter.

Aspects of stage combat may look like fencing and martial arts, but are instead a different set of theatrical skills that mimic the contact sports, often in a dramatic and choreographed manner meant to convey conflict on stage or screen. Emphasis in stage combat is on safety, so techniques are learned and rehearsed in slow-motion and at increased distance between partners. Students will work with blunt, wooden dowels instead of bladed training weapons. The instructor will present and frequently review class safety rules. This class is best suited for students who are focused, have self-discipline, can follow instructions, and can work in a group.

Topics in this Series: Bare Fists and Brawls- Unarmed Combat (Quarter 1); Comedy in Combat (Quarter 2), Swashbuckling, Single-Handed Sword (Quarter 3) Dueling, Double-Handed Broadsword (Quarter 4)

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $179.00

Swimming- Beginners/Advanced Beginner (4th-6th)- THU

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 12:05 pm      Duration: 40 min

Instructor: YMCA

Grade Range: 4th-6th

Prerequisites:

Homeschool Swim Lessons are taught at the Reston YMCA located 0.9 miles/ 3 minute drive from Compass's classroom facility. For more information on swimming lessons, see the program webpage.

During the first lesson, students will be observed and determined to be Beginner or Advanced Beginner level, and the class will be divided accordingly among two instructors. Beginners level is for students with little to no swim experience and will cover YMCA Level 1 skills such as water acclimation, floatation, water movement, putting face in the water, swimming 5 feet without a floatation device, and becoming comfortable on back in water. Advanced Beginners level will review all skills in beginner-level class and add YMCA Level 2 skills such as stamina, swimming one length of the pool (25 yards), performing elementary backstroke, rotary breathing, becoming comfortable in deep water, and stroke introduction to include: front crawl, backstroke, and elementary breaststroke.

Please note that these skills will be introduced and progress at different rates depending on the comfortable level and experience of enrolled students and may take more than one quarter to complete. At times, students might be moved to a different swimming group (same day, same time, different instructor) to better match the experience level of enrolled children.

Lessons are 40 minutes long, running from 0:05 until 0:45 after the hour, leaving enough time to towel dry, change clothes, and return to Compass for your next class. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes. Googles and swim caps are optional.

A parent (or parent proxy) is required to remain on site. Parents may wait on poolside benches or lobby seating. YMCA waivers must be signed and returned for each swimmer. All registration is completed through Compass. All YMCA swimming classes are taught by certified, experienced, background-checked adult instructors with experience teaching children.

Consider enrolling your child in both Tuesday and Thursday classes to improve their rate of learning.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $117.00

Swimming- Beginners/Advanced Beginners (1st-3rd)- THU

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 11:05 am      Duration: 40 min

Instructor: YMCA

Grade Range: 1st-3rd

Prerequisites:

Homeschool Swim Lessons are taught at the Reston YMCA located 0.9 miles/ 3 minute drive from Compass's classroom facility. For more information on swimming lessons, see the program webpage.

During the first lesson, students will be observed and determined to be Beginner or Advanced Beginner level, and the class will be divided accordingly among two instructors. Beginners level is for students with little to no swim experience and will cover YMCA Level 1 skills such as water acclimation, floatation, water movement, putting face in the water, swimming 5 feet without a floatation device, and becoming comfortable on back in water. Advanced Beginners level will review all skills in beginner-level class and add YMCA Level 2 skills such as stamina, swimming one length of the pool (25 yards), performing elementary backstroke, rotary breathing, becoming comfortable in deep water, and stroke introduction to include: front crawl, backstroke, and elementary breaststroke.

Please note that these skills will be introduced and progress at different rates depending on the comfortable level and experience of enrolled students and may take more than one quarter to complete. At times, students might be moved to a different swimming group (same day, same time, different instructor) to better match the experience level of enrolled children.

Lessons are 40 minutes long, running from 0:05 until 0:45 after the hour, leaving enough time to towel dry, change clothes, and return to Compass for your next class. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes. Googles and swim caps are optional.

A parent (or parent proxy) is required to remain on site. Parents may wait on poolside benches or lobby seating. YMCA waivers must be signed and returned for each swimmer. All registration is completed through Compass. All YMCA swimming classes are taught by certified, experienced, background-checked adult instructors with experience teaching children.

Consider enrolling your child in both Tuesday and Thursday classes to improve their rate of learning.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $117.00

Swimming- Intermediate Level (THU)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 10:05 am      Duration: 40 min

Instructor: YMCA

Grade Range: 2nd-6th

Prerequisites:

Homeschool Swim Lessons are taught at the Reston YMCA located 0.9 miles/ 3 minute drive from Compass's classroom facility. For more information on swimming lessons, see the program webpage.

Intermediate level is for students who are proficient in Advanced Beginner level skills such as swimming one length of the pool (25 yards), performing elementary backstroke, and becoming comfortable in deep water. Intermediate swimmers will cover Levels 3 of the YMCA program including elementary breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl with rotary breathing all at 25 yards, with work towards Level 4 skills including stamina and increasing all swimming to 50 yards or more, plus breast stroke, elementary butterfly stroke and kick, elementary dives, and turns.

Please note that these skills will be introduced and progress at different rates depending on the comfortable level and experience of enrolled students and may take more than one quarter to complete. At times, students might be moved to a different swimming group (same day, same time, different instructor) to better match the experience level of enrolled children.

Lessons are 40 minutes long, running from 0:05 until 0:45 after the hour, leaving enough time to towel dry, change clothes, and return to Compass for your next class. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes. Googles and swim caps are optional.

A parent (or parent proxy) is required to remain on site. Parents may wait on poolside benches or lobby seating. YMCA waivers must be signed and returned for each swimmer. All registration is completed through Compass. All YMCA swimming classes are taught by certified, experienced, background-checked adult instructors with experience teaching children.

Consider enrolling your child in both Tuesday and Thursday classes to improve their rate of learning.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $117.00

Swimming- Young Beginners (THU)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 10:05 am      Duration: 40 min

Instructor: YMCA

Grade Range: PK-K

Prerequisites:

Homeschool Swim Lessons are taught at the Reston YMCA located 0.9 miles/ 3 minute drive from Compass's classroom facility. For more information on swimming lessons, see the program webpage.

Young Beginners is for very young students with little to no swim experience and will cover YMCA Level 1 skills including water acclimation, floatation, water movement, putting face in the water, swimming 5 feet without a floatation device, and becoming comfortable on back in water.

Please note that these skills will be introduced and progress at different rates depending on the comfortable level and experience of enrolled students and may take more than one quarter to complete. At times, students might be moved to a different swimming group (same day, same time, different instructor) to better match the experience level of enrolled children.

Lessons are 40 minutes long, running from 0:05 until 0:45 after the hour, leaving enough time to towel dry, change clothes, and return to Compass for your next class. Students should bring a swimsuit, towel, and change of clothes. Googles and swim caps are optional.

A parent (or parent proxy) is required to remain on site. Parents may wait on poolside benches or lobby seating. YMCA waivers must be signed and returned for each swimmer. All registration is completed through Compass. All YMCA swimming classes are taught by certified, experienced, background-checked adult instructors with experience teaching children.

Consider enrolling your child in both Tuesday and Thursday classes to improve their rate of learning.

3 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $117.00

The Science of Art: Paper Engineers

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Michele Forsythe

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

"S" is for science, and "A" is for art in the study of STEAM, but have you thought about the science in art? Artists must understand the science of the materials that the use: how they tint and texturize, mix and melt, dye and dry, blend or bend. There is a complex community of scientists and engineers with specialties in polymers, glass, chemicals, paper, and textiles who design the materials that artists use to create their art. This class will learn about the science and properties of some unique artistic processes and materials and how and why they work.

Fourth quarter, the class will learn about paper engineering and 3D paper projects. Students will examine different types of paper under the microscope. Over 2000 years ago, paper was made from linen, animal skin, and papyrus plants, rather than wood pulp. Students will make paper from a variety of materials, including dryer lint! Other projects include crepe paper sculptures, paper sun catchers, and 3D projects from 2D paper: quilling paper, making a box, and pop-up techniques for cards and books using circles, rectangles, and spirals.

Topics in this series: Resins & Polymers (Quarter 1), Paints & Dyes (Quarter 2), Optical Illusions & Color (Quarter 3), and Paper Engineers (Quarter 4). There is an $15.00 supply fee due payable to the instructor on the first day.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $211.00

Writing Well: Fun Factual Paragraphs

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shannon McClain

Grade Range: 5th-6th

Prerequisites: None

Writing is one of the most essential communication skills, and it gives kids a voice! In this class, upper elementary-aged students will learn the FUN-damentals of Writing Well! Kids will learn the foundations of good writing, step-by-step, in manageable, weekly pieces. Students will start the year with learning to formulate strong sentences and eventually move to organized, cohesive paragraphs in this class series. Classes will consist of lessons on writing basics, reading great examples (and weak ones) from literature and publications, and in-class writing practice. The emphasis will be on varying sentence structures, word choice, and correct structure- all with fun, creative topics that will keep kids interested in writing!

During quarter 4, the class will exercise their paragraph-writing skills in writing about factual topics and brief reports. Students will take the skills of writing topic sentences, supporting details, and the conclusion and learn to answer key inquiries such as who, what, where, when, why...and how? Students will learn how to separate fact from fiction and opinion while supporting their writing with an appropriate level of detail/ Factual writing is a key skill for students to be able to show what they know or what they learned. Example factual paragraphs that this class may tackle include book reports, restaurant reviews, or the results of an interview they conducted. By the end of quarter four, students will be able to write clear, cohesive and well-organized factual paragraphs.

The goal for this course is for students to increase their writing fluency, gain confidence, and strengthen their abilities to write clear, cohesive, and grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs. The group will learn the stages of writing--prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing--and various approaches to each stage. Throughout the quarter, mini-lessons on vocabulary and grammar will be presented on topics such as correct capitalization, agreement, tenses, parts of speech, synonyms, etc. Each week, students will have brief homework assignments based on what was covered in class using creative and non-fiction free response prompts to practice techniques at home. Regular writing practice improves fluency and comfort level. Students should expect 45-60 minutes of writing at home throughout the week (3-4 days at 15 minutes per sitting.)

Topics in this series include Sentences that Speak (Quarter 1), Planning Paragraphs (Quarter 2), Fascinating Fiction Paragraphs (Quarter 3), and Fun Factual Paragraphs (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $171.00

Writing Wonders: Fact Finder

Quarter 4: Starts on March 23, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Shannon McClain

Grade Range: 3rd-4th

Prerequisites: None

Writing is a fundamental skill for school and for life, and it gives kids a voice! In this class, third and fourth graders will explore writing in many different ways. They will learn the basics of good writing and the art of revision. Classes will consist of simple lessons on writing plus in-class writing practice. Students will always be encouraged to write about what interests them, but they will also always be given fun, creative writing prompts so no one feels the panic of figuring out "what to write."

Fourth quarter, students will be introduced to writing informative paragraphs and basic research skills.

The goal for this course is for young students to gain confidence, increase writing fluency, and learn how to incorporate writing into everyday work and play. Each week, the instructor will share brief lessons on grammar such as correct capitalization, agreement, tenses, parts of speech, use of adjectives/adverbs, etc. They will also learn the steps of the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing, and strategies for each state. Student must be minimum age 8 to take this class and should be on grade level for reading and handwriting.

Topics in this Series: My Memories (Quarter 1); Transforming Tales (Quarter 2), Fun with Fiction (Quarter 3), and Fact Finder (Quarter 4).

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $171.00

Acrylic Painting: Open Studio

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 90 min

Instructor: Pete Van Riper

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites:

Students will be introduced to painting with acrylics in a relaxed, informal studio setting under the guidance of a professional art instructor. Students will work on canvas boards and will learn elements of art, principles of design, and color theory in addition to methods in painting. Each week, the instructor will demonstrate a different technique in acrylic painting rather than a different subject. Techniques will include mixing and blending paints, wet and dry brush techniques, sponge techniques, glazing, washing, gradient relief, sgraffito, impasto, smudging, dot techniques, stippling, pouring, splattering, dabbing, underpainting, and detailing. The emphasis will be on methods and effects so that each student has a “toolbox” of techniques for working in acrylics. Students will have the freedom to mix and match the techniques that they have learned to create original pieces. In the open studio concepts, each student will have a different goal and unique project in-progress such as still life, floral, landscape, portrait, fantasy, abstract, or pop art. Student will complete two or three boards each quarter, depending on the level of detailing.

This class is suitable for beginners who have never painted before, and for experienced art students who have worked in other mediums and are interested in exploring acrylic painting. Compass parents are welcome to register for this class to work alongside their teens, or to work on their own, while their teen is in another Compass class. Painting can provide a relaxing, needed break from rigorous academic classes and over-scheduled lives in a fun, supportive environment.

Prerequisites: None

Workload: Work outside of class is optional, however students who want to continue to practice their painting techniques might want to purchase a tabletop easel (approx. $10.00) and set of basic acrylic paints ($30.00+) for home use.

Assessments: Individual feedback is given in class. Formal assessments will not be given.

Lab/Supply Fee: A supply fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for canvas boards and shared class supplies (paints, brushes, paper products, etc.).

What to Wear: Students may wish to wear an apron, smock, or paint shirt when working with acrylic paints.

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $243.00

Chess for Teens: All-Level (Q4)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Karl Peterson

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Teens will enjoy the logic and challenge of the timeless strategy board game as they learn and play chess with classmates. This is a multi-level class open to Beginners, Advanced Beginners, or Intermediate Players. Instruction will be differentiated based on the make-up of the class, and teens will be placed in pairs or groups depending on experience. Since teens move quickly through lessons and enjoy the interaction of the game, instruction will be approximately 20 minutes, with 35 minutes reserved for weekly in-class matches that are monitored and supported by the coach. Beginners may play as a group against the instructor which is a low-pressure way to learn the game. Teens who are engrossed in their games may continue their play into Friday Teen Game Night.

Learning and playing chess supports problem solving, decision making, critical and creative thinking, general cognitive ability, scholastic skills, and mathematical achievement (Univ. of Minnesota). Experts suggest that the game of chess teaches analytical and disciplined thinking skills, while raising self esteem, teaching motivation and determination, and sportsmanship (Kasparov Foundation).

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in logic/reasoning or and elective for purposes of a high school transcript.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $146.00

Cooking for Teens: Savory Spring Specialties (10AM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring Specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Taco Soup
  • Greek Chickpea Salad
  • Potatoes with Asparagus
  • Thai-Inspired Noodle Bowl
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Baked Peaches with Mascarpone

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Cooking for Teens: Savory Spring Specialties (11AM)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 11:00 am      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Students will enjoy making tasty, light spring recipes that feature a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh ingredients. Spring Specialties are selected to be nutritious, fun, and simple to make. Each class will focus on a portion of a meal including appetizer, salad, soup, side dish, main dish, and dessert. The Compass chefs' culinary adventures will include:

  • Lettuce Wraps
  • Taco Soup
  • Greek Chickpea Salad
  • Potatoes with Asparagus
  • Thai-Inspired Noodle Bowl
  • Stuffed Zucchini
  • Potatoes Au Gratin
  • Baked Peaches with Mascarpone

Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. These engaging cooking classes will get students excited about helping in the kitchen, experimenting, and trying new foods. Students will be exposed to healthy ingredients they may not regularly eat. They will learn important kitchen skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary and terms are introduced each week, with no-pressure verbal review of those words the following week.

Notes: Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a group.

Topics in this Series: Fall Fare with Flair (Quarter 1), Festive Fall Flavors (Quarter 2), Winter Warm-Ups (Quarter 3), Savory Spring Specialties (Quarter 4). Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class. What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided. What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Drawing Studio: Imitating Illustration Styles

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Pete Van Riper

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites:

Students will draw in a relaxed, informal studio setting, where they will learn the fundamentals of drawing along with the elements of art and principles of design.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $162.00

English: Intro to Literary Genres with Writing- The Epic

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Dr. Anne Taranto

Grade Range: 9th-10th

Prerequisites:

In this bridge high school English workshop, students be introduced to the concepts of literary genres and analytical writing. Each quarter, the class will examine one select work or genre. Students will learn to recognize figurative language, tone, subtext and diction, identify symbolism and imagery, and develop an awareness of narrative perspective and of the social-historical contexts in which these works were created. Fourth quarter will feature a the Epic tale featuring Robert  Fagle's translation of Homer's Odyssey.

Composition: Students will also learn the fundamental components of academic writing, including how to construct a thesis statement that makes an argument, how to support their ideas effectively with textual evidence, how to organize an argument logically, and how to cite sources in MLA format. Some class periods will be dedicated Writing Lab session in which students write in-class in order to get on-the-spot support and feedback from the teacher. Students should bring laptops to these class sessions.

Topics in this Series: The Novel (Quarter 1),  Poetry (Quarter 2), The Play (Quarter 3), and The Epic (Quarter 4). Students who continue from one quarter to the next will receive priority registration.

Prerequisites: Students should be able to read at grade level, and it is recommended that students have had a middle school writing class.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours per week outside of class.

Assignments: All assignments will be posted in a Google Classroom management site. Students will need their own gmail accounts to access Google Classroom.

Assessments: Students' written assignments will be graded using a rubric and assigned points that the homeschool parent can use when assigning an overall class grade.

Textbook/Materials: Because students will need clean, inexpensive copies of each novel to mark in, and they must be able to refer to the passages on the same page numbers, copies of mass market paperbacks will be pre-purchased and bundled for students. (See Supply Fee below).

Supply Fee: A class fee of $13.00 is due payable to Compass on the first day of class for the select novel.

What to Bring: Students should bring the current novel, paper, pen or pencil and highlighter to class each week. Some students may wish to bring paper clips, adhesive flags or post-it notes for marking passages/pages.

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a partial credit in English for purposes of a high school transcript.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $239.00

Krav Maga Self Defense for Teens- Black Stripe

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Sarah Reynolds

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Krav Maga is the Israeli martial art which teaches self defense and fitness. Students of Krav Maga are taught a series of strategies to assess and respond to common situations, such as facing a bully. Kids are always taught first and foremost to get away, to get help, and to try to deescalate the situation. When that fails, students practice a technique that includes a warning strike followed by escape, and finally, they learn how to stand up for themselves and how to counterattack if a situation escalates and becomes threatening. Kids are empowered and gain confidence when they rehearse how to handle real-life situations. Exercises and in-class practice incorporate balance, coordination, energy, and other key elements of fitness along with life skills such as confidence, teamwork, respect, discipline, and respect.

Students may enroll in Krav Maga at any time, and everyone will begin as a white belt. Each quarter, students will practice the full range of skills, but there will be two "featured" moves that a student can earn a belt stripe for being able to demonstrate. Featured moves will include a combative strike and a defensive escape technique. No one stripe is a prerequisite for any other color, and color stripes can be earned in any order.

Fourth quarter, students will have the chance to earn a Black Stripe. Featured moves include: cover defense and wrist locks (red stripe); straight punch defense and bear hugs (orange stripe); head movement defense and front 2-handed choke (yellow stripe); round kick defense and back 2-handed choke (green stripe); front kick defense and guillotine choke (blue stripe); clinch defense and rear choke (purple stripe); ground striking defense and head lock defense (brown stripe); and 360 defense and full Nelson (black stripe).

Students will be able to test for belt promotions to move through the ranks of white belt, yellow belt, orange belt, etc. On average, it is estimated that a student will be ready for a belt test after four quarters/four color stripes. Belt testing will be by coach approval.

Topics in this Series: Blue Stripe (1st Quarter), Purple Stripe (2nd Quarter), Brown Stripe (3rd Quarter) and Black Stripe (4th Quarter). Assessments: Belt testing for promotion will be by coach recommendation, but on average will take 4 quarters. Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $10.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for the t-shirt and white belt (new students) or $5.00 for the white belt (returning students). A belt test fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor when a student is ready to test for promotion. What to Bring: Refillable water bottle. What to Wear: In lieu of a full martial arts uniform, participants should wear their class t-shirt and belt along with shorts, leggings, or loose, comfortable athletic pants, and comfortable athletic shoes or sneakers.Non-Meeting Days: None

8 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $155.00

Mosaic Masterpieces Open Studio (Q4, FRI)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 2:00 pm      Duration: 115 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 8th-Adult

Prerequisites: None

Mosaics is run as a studio art class where students create unique compositions and work at their own pace under the guidance of an experienced mosaic artist. Each quarter, students are taught new design, cutting, layout, and finishing techniques and are introduced to new mosaic materials which they can incorporate into inspired, original pieces. Throughout the quarter, the instructor will suggest possible themes for projects based on the featured materials, but students are always welcome to pursue a different direction.

Students who are new to mosaics will complete a quick checkerboard project (complete with wooden checkers) to teach pattern, layout, and lines before starting an individual projects. For each project, students will be able to choose from a variety of substrates- rectangular, square, shaped, or circular backboards (typically first-year students), or special forms or 3D objects (experienced students). Each project will expand a student's understanding of color, pattern, rhythm, texture, and spacing as they complete rich, dimensioned compositions. Students will be able to incorporate other glass, ceramic, and porcelain tiles into their projects and may select feature elements such as beautiful glass gems, millefiori, sliced stone, metallic ornaments, mirrored bits, or shells, to serve as focal points in their mosaic piece. The mosaic can be monochromatic, complimentary, or contrasting colors. A broad pallet of colors is always available, and new colors are added each quarter to reflect the season.

Students will develop a skillset for mosaic artistry over multiple quarters or years. As each student demonstrates mastery of basic skills, safety, and artistic expression, that student will be taught advanced techniques, materials, tools, composition, and color theory. A typical progression in mosaics is:

-Flat, rectangular substrate, whole tiles, symmetric design, proper spacing and adhesion

-Flat, circular substrate, tile cutting with nippers, themed design and color choice

-Flat or curved substrate, cutting sheet glass with pistol grip, breaking pliers, and running pliers, composition and color design

-3D substrate, adhesion substances, and techniques

-Porcelain and ceramic cutting, special application, advanced design

There is no prerequisite for this class. The number of projects completed each quarter depends on the student's work speed and attendance in class. Compass parents are welcome to register for the class to work alongside their teens, or to work on their own, while their teen is in another Compass class.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 0-1 hours per week outside of class.

Assessments: will not be given.

Materials Fee: Materials used vary depending on a student's experience with mosaic. Beginner Material Fee: $40.00 for a selection of Beginner Materials, including: vitreous glass, ceramic, mini, eco recycled glass, beach glass, glitter glass, glass gems, ceramic pebble, shells, metallic crystal, subway glass; Adhesive: weld bond; Grout: bone or charcoal color; Cutters: wheeled tile nippers; Substrate: 2D/Flat 12" x 12",10" x 10", 8" X 8", 4" X 4", framed mirrors, ornament shapes. Advanced Material Fee: $50.00 for a selection of Advanced Materials including: All Beginner Materials plus, iridized glass, cathedral sheet glass, opaque sheet glass, color fusion, millefiori, Van Gogh glass, natural stone and minerals, special effects glass, water glass, colored mirror, illumination glass, china plates, rhinestone, ball chain; Adhesives: weld bond, thin-set mortar, silicone; Grout: Custom colors (purple, rose, green, blue, earth, orange); Cutters: wheeled tile nippers, porcelain hand tool, hand file, pistol grip, beetle bits cutting system; Substrates: All flat shapes plus, 3D forms (egg, sphere, cone, pyramid etc),cut out sentiments, trays, glass bottle, mini sleds, flower pot, picture frame, sun catcher. Additional Fee: Tesserae by request and consultation with instructor: mother of pearl, 24 kt gold tiles (market rate), specially cut substrate. All material fees are due payable to the instructor on the first day of class by cash, check or electronic payment.

What to Bring: In-progress project must be brought back to studio each week.

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in Fine Arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

7 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $213.00

Mystery Matinee: Murder & Mayhem at the Old Doom Mansion

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 1:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Judith Harmon

Grade Range: 9th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Who doesn't love a good "Whodunnit" mystery? In this workshop, teens actors will work together to bring a cast of characters to life through creative adaptations and interpretive improvisation. Using materials from a commercial murder mystery role playing game (RPG), students will assume the personas of outrageous and offbeat characters. As the drama unfolds in rounds guided by clue cards, eclectic evidence, and fictitious forensics, a victim, a motive, and eventually the murderer will be revealed.

Student actors will be guided through the development of a strong, compelling character, complete with unique ways of speaking, gesturing, and moving, an original costume, a backstory, and of course, an alibi.

Facing his mortality, Dr. Larry Doom resolved to make amends to all of those he had wronged in the past as an evil chemist. Aided by his niece, Miss Crimson, they planned a soiree at the Doom Mansion to resolve all of the differences between Doom and his associates from the past. Curious guests accepted. Had Doom really changed? A colorful cast of characters arrived at the mansion in style only to find their host murdered. Who could have done it?

In this workshop, students benefit from experimenting with acting and improvisation and working as a team. This class is best suited for students who are active listeners, are flexible and easily adapt, have a sense of humor, and enjoy working in a collaborative group. Students need to be able to stay in sync with the flow of the class. This is not an "anything goes" or free-for-all class.

Topics in this Series: Murder at Toadwart Inn (Quarter 1), The Greatest Murder on Earth (Quarter 2), Til Death Do We Part (Quarter 3), Murder & Mayhem at the Old Doom Mansion (Quarter 4), etc. Students continuing from the prior quarter will receive priority pre-registration for next quarter.

Workload: Students should expect to spend 1-1.5 hours per week outside of class.

Assignments: Will be posted in a Google classroom.

Assessments: Informal qualitative feedback will be given in class throughout the semester. A quantitative score/grade will not be provided.

Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $25.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class for a script and costs related to props and performance license fee.

Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in fine arts or performing arts for purposes of a high school transcript.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $137.00

Natural Leaders: Spring

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 5 Hours

Instructor: Natural Leaders

Grade Range: 6th-8th

Prerequisites: None

Natural Leaders is an outdoor education and leadership program. Each week, the group will venture into the woods surrounding Lake Fairfax for an authentic, immersive adventure featuring hiking, outdoor skills, leadership, and camaraderie. At each meeting, students take turns in different roles that are key to the group's success, safety, and fun such as: coordinator (plan out the group's schedule for the day); navigator (following the map, practice orienteering); naturalist (investigate and present a lesson about local plants, animals or ecology); skills coaches (research, practice, and demonstrate a skill to others, such as knot tying or whittling); game master (plan and teach an group game or challenge); and safety officer (present on a safety or first aid topic) They will also learn survival skills such as fire-building, outdoor edibles, building shelters, use of knives, and safety/first aid.

The student-led portions of the program promote group cohesion, cooperation, and friendship, while students benefit from the positive peer pressure to come prepared for their weekly roles and responsibilities. Tweens and teens will also become more confident and comfortable as leaders and outdoor adventurers as their self-reliance skills grow. Natural Leaders is supervised by an experienced Natural Leaders mentor, trained and supported in providing a positive experience and managing safety. They typically have a passion for sharing nature with kids, and may have a background in a range of skills such as wilderness first aid, survival skills, tracking, primitive skills, and experience in hiking, camping, rock climbing, water sports, etc. Natural Leaders meets weekly rain, snow, or shine, in all temperatures. Students should always dress is layers for the forecasted weather conditions. Registered students will receive more detailed instructions about what to wear, what to bring, and where to meet prior to the start of the program.

6 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $612.00

Sweets Shop: Casual Confections (FRI)

Quarter 4: Starts on March 24, 2023

Class Time: 12:00 pm      Duration: 55 min

Instructor: Mimi Nyman

Grade Range: 8th-12th

Prerequisites: None

The tantalizing aroma of cookies in the oven. A mouth-watering burst of mint. The silky feel of melted chocolate. The sticky sweet of fresh-made caramel. A subtle hint of lemon. Student bakers will enjoy these delicious sensations- and more- as they explore the world of baking homemade desserts.

  • Raspberry Bars
  • Strawberry Cupcakes
  • Pineapple Whips
  • Caramel Fondue
  • Summer Fruit Trifle
  • Cracker Toffee
  • Sour Citrus Candy
  • Sunflower Buckeyes

Sweet Shop treats are scrumptious, fun, and simple to make. Each week they will prepare a fresh, handmade dessert or sweet such as: pies, cakes, cookies, tarts, trifles, mousses, puddings, candies, fudge, brittle, or chocolate. The class will include some icing, decorating, and garnishing techniques for completed desserts. This quarter, the Compass bakers' culinary adventures will include:

  • Students will be eating what they make each week and bringing home the recipes and leftovers. This engaging sweets class will get students excited about helping in the kitchen and entertaining. They will learn important baking skills such as safety, sanitation, measuring, knife skills, and other tricks of the trade. Culinary vocabulary is introduced each week.Students with allergies to food ingredients or dietary restrictions cannot be accommodated in this class. Recipes may contain dairy, wheat, gluten, and eggs. While no nuts are included in recipes, ingredients may come from factories or machinery that also process nuts. This class is best suited for students who can follow instructions, complete sequential tasks, and work in a small group.

    Topics in this Series: Decadent Delights (Quarter 1); Gooey Goodies (Quarter 2), Best Bon Bons (Quarter 3), and Casual Confections (Quarter 4).

    Assessments: Qualitative Feedback will be given in class. Formal grades/assessment will not be given.

    Lab/Supply Fee: A class fee of $45.00 is due payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

    What to Bring: None- Disposable aprons and take-home containers provided.

    What to Wear: Students should wear clean clothes and have long hair tied back, braided, or secured under a bandana (male and female).

    Credit: Homeschool families may wish to count this course as a component (partial) credit in career exploration, fine arts, or electives for purposes of a high school transcript. For more information and FAQs, see the Compass Cooking Classes webpage.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $212.00

Easter Candy Kitchen- Kids

Quarter 4: Starts on March 26, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 3 Hours

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 2nd-6th

Prerequisites: None

Celebrate spring with succulent sweets! Student confectioners will mold, dip, and decorate delicate filled Buttercream Easter Eggs with an array of spring fillings: peanut butter, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, and coconut. Students will take home all recipes so they can continue their egg-making. See the Compass Cooking Class webpage for more FAQs about our cooking classes. There is a supply fee of $20.00 due to the instructor at the start of the workshop.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $69.00

Easter Candy Kitchen- Tweens

Quarter 4: Starts on March 26, 2023

Class Time: 1:30 pm      Duration: 3 Hours

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Celebrate spring with succulent sweets! Student confectioners will mold, dip, and decorate delicate filled Buttercream Easter Eggs with an array of spring fillings: peanut butter, cherry, vanilla, chocolate, and coconut. Students will take home all recipes so they can continue their egg-making. See the Compass Cooking Class webpage for more FAQs about our cooking classes. There is a supply fee of $20.00 due to the instructor at the start of the workshop.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $69.00

Mother's Day Chocolate Bouquet Workshop- Kids

Quarter 4: Starts on May 13, 2023

Class Time: 10:00 am      Duration: 2 Hours

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 2nd-6th

Prerequisites: None

Mom deserves a luscious bouquet of hand-made chocolate treats for Mother's Day! Compass candy-makers will dip, drizzle, and decorate chocolate-coated strawberries, pretzels, and marshmallows. The treats will be arranged as an edible bouquet to present on Mother's Day. Students will take home all recipes so they can continue their chocolate-making. See the Compass Cooking Class webpage for more FAQs about our cooking classes. There is a supply fee of $12.00 due to the instructor at the start of the workshop.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $49.00

Mother's Day Chocolate Bouquet Workshop- Tweens/Teens

Quarter 4: Starts on May 13, 2023

Class Time: 12:30 pm      Duration: 2 Hours

Instructor: Mylene Nyman

Grade Range: 7th-12th

Prerequisites: None

Mom deserves a luscious bouquet of hand-made chocolate treats for Mother's Day! Compass candy-makers will dip, drizzle, and decorate chocolate-coated strawberries, pretzels, and marshmallows. The treats will be arranged as an edible bouquet to present on Mother's Day. Students will take home all recipes so they can continue their chocolate-making. See the Compass Cooking Class webpage for more FAQs about our cooking classes. There is a supply fee of $12.00 due to the instructor at the start of the workshop.

4 students must enroll in order for this class to be held. Price: $49.00

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