One for leaders age 13 and older, and another for leaders aged 8-12 years old. *These ages are estimates only, please contact me if you feel your child would thrive in a separate age category.
For leaders age 13 and up:
LEVEL UP LEADERSHIP
Thursdays April 4th – May 9th
10 am – 4 pm 6 weeks $175
* Students are provided with all books and materials for this class.
10:15 – 11:15 Students bring their own math curriculum.
11:15-11:45 Math facts challenge and memorization.
11:45 – 12:15 Students will differentiate and discuss leadership strengths and weaknesses from the book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. They’ll choose qualities to personally work on, and hold each other accountable to see results.
Lunch and Phys Ed:
12:15-1:30 Depending on weather, we may eat our lunch outside, so bring a portable lunch and water with all utensils. The kids enjoy wide group games like capture the flag and soccer, and just have fun together.
1:30-3:00 This session we’re going to study two novels. I will provide them to students. The Giver, and Gathering Blue, by Lois Lowry.
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
The Giver, the 1994 Newbery Medal winner, has become one of the most influential novels of our time. The haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. In Gathering Blue Lois Lowry challenges readers to imagine what our world could become, how people could evolve, and what could be considered valuable. *Note to parents: there is a disturbing scene in the novel where a small child is killed. Topics of murder and abortion may arise. All discussion will be from a Christian pro-life worldview.
Students will read a portion of the novel at home each week, and come prepared to discuss the novel. We’ll define and search out the themes, allegory’s, politics and human nature portrayed. My role will be facilitating great discussion, and the goal is to have each student engage in original thoughts and ideas. In addition, we’ll overview different styles of leadership, debate the pitfalls and benefits of each, and how to lead yourself, your family, your community, business or country. An emphasis will be placed on learning public speaking and debating techniques.
Critical Thinking Group Challenge:
3:00-4:00 As always, we’ll finish each class will a group challenge of some kind.This activity is very popular- super fun!
Rock Star Assignment: In addition to reading the novel at home, students will be required to do one larger assignment at home and submit in class. Students will choose from a project, report or essay 🙂
For leaders age 8-12 years old:
LEVEL UP LEADERSHIP LITE!
One Wednesday each month, kids get together to learn and play! We’ll explore a different theme each month centered around a novel. Students will discuss themes and play games to encourage a love of learning and critical thinking. Crafts, activities, and games galore! All supplies for crafts and activities are provided, but students must find and read the novel themselves. Students must read the book ahead of time and be ready to discuss it in class. Note: Students will not be required to read aloud. It doesn’t matter if the novel is read personally by the student, or as an audiobook, or as a family read aloud. *Pack water and a portable lunch as we might eat outdoors.
10:15-11:15 Novel discussion
11:15-12:00 Activity, Lesson, or Group Work.
12:00-1:30 Lunch and outdoor recess
1:30-2:00 Thematic Activity or Craft
2:30-3:00 Group Challenge
Register separately for individual sessions $25 per session.
Register for all three sessions $60 per student.
Wednesday April 10th 10-3pm
Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives until calamitous events overtake them, spilling them into a cauldron of misadventures. They discover that their own story is bound up in the tumult threatening to overwhelm the wider world.
Students are expected to have read The Green Ember, by S.D.Smith, and come prepared to discuss the novel as a group.
ROCKSTAR PRIZES will be awarded to any student who can write a 500 word story (with or without help) about friendship. Bring the story to share in class.
Wednesday May7 8th 10-3pm
The Incorrigible children of Ashton Place are especially naughty, but they can’t help it: They were raised by wolves. Now that they’ve been adopted by an English lord and lady, adjusting to a genteel life won’t be easy, even with a mysterious young governess to teach them about everything from French to forks.
Students are expected to have read The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book 1 The Mysterious Howling, and come prepared to discuss the novel as a group.
ROCKSTAR PRIZES will be awarded students who research and create a poster about wolves. Bring the poster to class.
Wednesday June 5th 10-3pm
Brian is on his way to Canada to visit his estranged father when the pilot of his small prop plane suffers a heart attack. Brian is forced to crash-land the plane in a lake–and finds himself stranded in the remote Canadian wilderness with only his clothing and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present before his departure.
ROCKSTAR PRIZES will be awarded to students who study survival skills in Saskatchewan and share them with the class. .
*All discussion, activities and themes will be from a Christian worldview.
Level Up Leadership is crafted to train up the next generation of leaders!