Category Archives: Cottage Classes

Summer School Classes and Private Tutoring Sessions!

Summer School Classes and Private Tutoring Sessions

Character Ink Cottage Classes is offering summer school classes and private tutoring!

What: Small Group Classes and Private Instruction for reading, writing, and grammar

When: Thursdays; two five-week sessions; commit to one or both (at least four out of five weeks)
First Sessions June 2, June 9, June 23, June 30, and July 7
Second Session: July 14, July 21, July 2, August 4, August 11

Where: Reish home near Homestead High School (Aboite area)

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Character Ink Press Announces Second Semester Class Openings

Announcing Openings for Character Ink's Cottage Classes in 2016

We have several openings in our one semester classes for the second semester and a few in our two semester classes. Please check out the schedule below and email us to add students—characterink@gmail.com.

Please call to add students to any two semester classes (CQLA {complete language arts}, sciences, or Spanish classes (260-433-4365 or 260-450-7063).

Click here to download the 2016 class schedules.

 

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CHARACTER INK COTTAGE CLASS ADDITIONS AND CHANGES

 

Character Ink! Cottage Classes - Additions and Changes

Character Ink is gearing up for its eighteenth year of Cottage Classes for the 2015-2016 school year!

We have some additions and some changes. (If you are already registered, you know about the changes, but you might want to take a look at the additions! Two Jump Start classes/two locations and a Physics class!) So….please check the schedule below.

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Character Ink Summer School Classes in Fort Wayne!

Character Ink is expanding our cottage classes for summer 2015 to include a ten week summer session. (It is recommended that  your student be able to attend eight of the ten meetings.)

Call Donna Reish to inquire about availability of class spots: 260-433-4365. Address: 11120 Aboite Center Road, FW. 46814.

Here are the classes that we are considering:

(1) Jump Start I–a remedial writing class (that will not be called remedial after this post!) for students going into sixth to ninth grades who are writing below a sixth grade level right now. For example, a student coming into this class might only be able to write a couple of paragraphs on his own (or not more than four). This class will take most writers from a fourth through sixth grade writing level up to seventh or eighth grade level! This is a good class for students who are at a higher level in grammar and spelling than they are writing but want to go into CQLA in the fall–though that is definitely not required.

(2) Jump Start II–a remedial writing class (that will not be called remedial after this post!) for students going into eight through twelfth grades who are writing below an eighth or ninth grade writing level right now. For example, a student coming into this class might only be able to write four or five paragraphs on his own (not more than six or so) and not able to include quotations, various sentence structures, and other high school techniques. This class will take more writers from a seventh or eighth grade writing level up to a  tenth grade writing level! This is a good class for students who are at a higher level in grammar and spelling than they are writing but want to go into CQLA in the fall–though that is definitely not required.

(3) Elementary Language Arts–This “remedial” class is for students in grades three through six who need additional tutoring in vocabulary, spelling, editing, grammar, usage, writing, and comprehension. This will cover all aspects of language arts and will use Character Quality Language Arts Level A as its basis.

(4) Private Tutoring Option–Depending on how full the classes are, I would consider doing a few private tutoring sessions or very small group sessions in whatever areas of language arts you desire (including learning to read for young students and reading comprehension/fluency for olders–I would test reading levels at the first session and go from there…).

 

Other Details

(1) Classes will be on Tuesday mornings beginning on Tuesday, June 2nd, at our home on Aboite Center Road (across from the back of Homestead High School).

(2) Each of the three classes will be seventy to ninety minutes in length, depending on number of attendees.

(3) Classes will run for ten weeks; however, since it is summer, we will charge only for the classes that your student attends at a minimum of eight classes. In other words, everybody will be charged for eight of the ten classes regardless of ability to attend eight of the ten classes. (Obviously, the more classes a student attends, the better his skill improvement!)

(4) Homework will be given, and you should plan for your student to work on his assignments thirty to forty minutes a day the other four week days. (Please do not send a student who does not have time to do the homework! It is crucial to the success of the program! 🙂 ) Note also that if your student misses class, no homework will be expected (unless you want it).

(5) I (Donna) will be the only summer teacher; therefore, we are only able to offer a select number of classes. If you want another class (i.e. story writing or SAT Essay or research writing, and you can get four students or more to attend, please feel free to call or text me to discuss that offering possibility.

(6) Classes will be held on Tuesday mornings with this or a similar schedule (again, depending on enrollees’ schedules):

Elementary Language Arts–9:00-10:15

Jump Start I—10:15-11:30

Jump Start II–11:30-12:45

(8) Class fees and books will be due in two parts–half with registration and half on the first day of class. Here are the totals:

Eight class meetings (or more if student can attend all ten!): $80

Books/copies (at least 300 pages!):                                          $30

Total tuition and fees:                                                     $110 (or up to $130 if all ten classes are                                                                                                                             attended)

 

 

 

Cottage Classes 2015-2016 UPDATE and Video!

Cottage Classes 2015-2016

Have you been wondering if Character Ink Cottage Classes are right for your student? Been wanting more information about all of the classes CI offers? Check out this video that describes all of our classes and shows our classes in action! Follow the links below for more written info!

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Meaningful Composition Bonus Book: The SAT Essay and Other Timed Writing

We have a lot of new books coming out this spring! And we would love to introduce them to you in this space! And we would really love for you to click on the Projects Contained, Tables of Contents, Samples, etc., to check them out and see if they are what your homeschool needs next year to get your kids writing—and writing well.

Character Ink Product Review: The SAT Essay and Other Timed Writing

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Character Ink Product Focus: Meaningful Composition 10 II

Character Ink Product Focus: Meaningful Composition 10-II

We have a lot of new books coming out this spring! And we would love to introduce them to you in this space! And we would really love for you to click on the Projects Contained, Tables of Contents, Samples, etc., to check them out and see if they are what your homeschool needs next year to get your kids writing—and writing well.

This book uses our simplified research method: Color-Coded Research and Outlining.

This week we bring to you one of our new high school books, MC 10 II: Four Research Reports. This book has been tested with dozens of students over the past three years—and has passed our inspection with flying colors. (Okay, it passed after three years of rewrites and edits and quite literally fifty hours-plus spent by yours truly on the quotation citation portions alone!)

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