Our Classes

Schedule
Our fall ten-week semester:

September 5, 2018 through November 9, 2018

Our winter ten-week semester:
January 9, 2019 through March 15, 2019
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The Feast

Our aim is to enrich and enlarge the hearts and minds of our students with a variety of hands-on experiences that we believe will ignite within them a passion for learning. We have seen this goal regurgitated on various school websites: “to ignite a love of learning within our students,” and after visiting and watching and eagerly anticipating what these organizations had to offer, we generally ended up a bit deflated. How do you ignite someone’s mind? How do you awaken a child’s soul to learning? These are lofty goals, and we don’t believe in mouthing off about them here at Reedy Creek. The experiences below are meant to help your student find meaning in life, grow in manual dexterity with interesting handwork, learn how to stretch their minds by following detailed directions and creating real world items with their own hands, learn to read for deep meaning, exercise their minds and bodies, and find meaningful connections with the people and things of the past. This is the 21st century. Our children are not meant to be trapped for hours upon hours in meaningless work, meant to adapt them for factory work to bring in money as an adult. We know life is meant to be far more meaningful than that. What if, on a daily basis, a child learns that there is magic around every corner, that work produces beauty and depth of thought can change a nation? Now that is something worth learning.

At Reedy Creek Community, your child will experience the following:

Nature Study and journaling
Simple Drybrush Painting
Tending the Vegetable Garden
Composer Study
Picture Study
Shakespeare
Hymns and Folk Songs
Tonic Solfa
Paper Sloyd
Handicrafts
Swedish Drill
Artistic Exploration (Nature Art)
Copywork and Notebooking
and more…

Wednesdays (Matthews/Weddington) and Fridays (Reedy Creek area), 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Suggested Donation: $250 per semester for drop off
(Moms are free to stay if desired.)

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Little Opera Company of Charlotte’s Opera for Beginners!

Welcome, Hannah Hoyt and Tim Laurio to Reedy Creek Community School! Fall 2018 is going to be a banner year for us all with the addition of a ten-week course in musical theater and operettas! If you’re child is theatrically inclined or just loves to sing, you won’t want to miss out on this valuable training that will culminate in a Christmas production of “Songs from Hansel and Gretel.” It’s a beautiful opera by Englebert Humperdinck — I may be biased, but I think you will love it!

Little Opera Company of Charlotte (LOCO) Opera Workshop 
Learn basic theater technique, choral work, dance, and a whole lot more.
Teachers: Hannah Hoyt

Dates:

Wednesday September 5 through Wednesday November 7 (Hemby Rd)
Friday September 7 through Friday November 9 (Reedy Creek)

Time: 4-5 pm
Suggested Donation: $150 per semester (may be paid in two installments)
Location: Living Faith Baptist Church, 8600 Hood Rd.

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Studies in English Grammar and Composition 
(for the proper keeping of sustaining knowledge)

From a Charlotte Mason perspective, essays flow naturally from the mind that has been engaged with living books for several years already. The transition can be tricky, however. In this course, we will begin with detailed narration and from there transition into analyzing short texts. We will write poems and stories, dialogue, and description.

Weekly lessons will include Studied Dictation, Copywork, learning to keep a Commonplace Book, a Book of Centuries, a Nature Study Notebook, and an Enquire Within. This class will require some work at home: daily copywork, daily study of one single passage for weekly dictation, and work on biweekly short essays/narration.

This class will include: Grammar, Spelling, Composition, Critical Thinking, Creative Writing, Literature, Poetry, Handwriting, Punctuation, and Capitalization.
For ages 8 and up with exceptions on a case by case basis

Level I: Beginning Written Narration and flowing into writing paragraphs and poems
Level II: Advancing beyond basic formats into essays and stories

Taught by Megan Hoyt, children’s book author and certified teacher with 24 years teaching/writing experience.
Suggested Donation: $85 per 10-week semester

Fridays 2:30-3:30 pm (level I) and 3:30-4:30 pm (level II)

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Beginning Violin Class

Fridays 2:30-3:15 pm and 3:30-4:15 pm

Suggested Donation: $150 per 10-week semester
Hannah Hoyt is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in vocal performance and film scoring, but she is also an alumni of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra and has played violin for many years. Her teaching style blends celtic and classical styles. She can’t wait to meet your young fiddlers!

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Sewing with Grace

Fridays 2:30-4 pm
Cost: $18 per class or $180 per 10-week semester

In this beginning sewing class, students will learn about their sewing machine and basic sewing techniques. Students will be able to complete several projects within our 10-week semester. Class includes use of sewing tools and an hour and a half per day of sewing instruction. Bringing their own sewing machine will be helpful, but they are available for rent at an additional $25.