2017 Character Ink Cottage Classes

 

Most local students have heard the sad news that Joshua is no longer teaching with us at Character Ink. He stewed about the decision for weeks, but he has decided to take on more responsibilities and year-round work with the paint company that he has been working for twenty years at least part time/summers, etc. (since he was fourteen!). We are so sad that we will not be teaching together, but we are happily spending more family time with him than ever before with his extra free time. (He used to be tied up most evenings preparing for classes—he was truly the most dedicated teacher I have ever seen!)

 

And while we’re on sad/happy announcements, Jonathan will also be leaving our cottage classes as he has just accepted his first pastorate in Fort Wayne, Indiana. These two teacher losses have resulted in no social sciences (except for Economics by Ray), literature, Greek, and some specialty writing classes. Donna continues to teach many CQLA and writing classes (including a few online live ones!) and will keep her private students going full force. Kayla (lead nurse, former missionary, M-Div student) will keep teaching our sciences/labs and Spanish. Your students will still be in great hands! 🙂

So….let’s get down to the class offerings—and get your students signed up ASAP!

 

CHARACTER INK COTTAGE AND VIRTUAL CLASSES 2017-2018

 

Character Ink (CI) is announcing a tentative class offering list for the next school year for all three of our locations. Please note that the classes will be offered based on enrollment.

 

Registrations are on a first come-first served basis. A deposit of $50 per student (regardless of number of classes) is required with the registration form in order to hold class spots for a student. Students will be invoiced at the beginning of each semester with monthly payments as needed.

 

You may see the full schedule, prices, descriptions, and forms at our Cottage Classes page. You may also request a registration form by e-mailing characterink@gmail.com or rreish@buckhorninc.com. Call Ray at 513 288 0891 with questions.

 

Character Quality Language Arts (CQLA), Spanish, and science classes are two semesters long, sixteen-seventeen weeks per semester. Students registered for CQLA, languages, and/or science classes are committing to one full semester with the option of continuing on during the second semester (which nearly everybody does). All other classes are one semester classes.

 

If you are registering for CQLA please contact Donna (260-433-4365) for advice in CQLA and composition placement for returning students.

 

Please realize that our classes are heavily academic (i.e. not extra curricular or club-like). Please note sports and other class conflicts before registering.

 

CQLA students’ complete language arts homework requires 30 to 40 mins (for Level A), 45 minutes (for Level B), and 70 mins (for Level C) of homework four days a week (non class days); other classes require 30 mins a day for homework. Suggested grades are given for all high school classes via grading sheets periodically throughout the semester.

 

Class Schedule

Monday at First Assembly of God Church (Fort Wayne)

Two semester classes

Biololgy 9:00-10:30 am (9th -12 th) $10/wk + $10 / month lab fee; purchase own book
Chemistry 10:30-12:00 pm (9th -12 th) $10/wk + $10 / month lab fee; purchase own book
Anatomy 12:30-2:00 pm (9th -12 th) $10/wk + $10 / month lab fee; purchase own book- The plan is to not offer Anatomy 2018-2019, but offer Physics that year. Then alternate every other year.

 

CQLA A 12:30-2:00 pm (3rd -6 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA B 10:30-12:30 pm (6th -8 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA C 8:30 -10:30 and 10:30-12:30 pm (9th -12 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month

 

Spanish I 2:00-3:30 pm (7th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + purchase own book (approx $40)
Spanish II 8:00-9:00 am (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies + purchase own book (approx $40)

 

 

Tuesday near Bluffton

Two semester classes

CQLA C 8:30-10:30 am (9th -12 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA B (beg) 8:30-10:30 pm (6th -8 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA B (adv) 10:30-12:30 am (6th- 8th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA A 10:30-12:30 pm (3rd -6 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month
CQLA Pre-A 10:30-12:30 pm (2nd-3rd) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month

 

Biology (Tues 1:00-2:30) (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $10 / month lab fee; purchase own book;
In conjunction with WACHE co-op

 

Thursday at Reish’s home in SW Fort Wayne

Two semester classes

CQLA A 9:00-10:30 am (3rd -6 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month (open to virtual students on this day only…time subject to change!)
CQLA B 10:30-12:00 pm (6th -8 th) $15/wk + $10 / book fee per month (open to virtual students on this day only…time subject to change!)

 

First semester only classes

HS Research Reports 12:00-1:30 pm (8th -12 th) $10/wk + $32 book
Economics 1:30-3:00 pm (7th -12 th) $10/wk + $1 /wk copies
On Line Meaningful Composition – TH afternoon (call for details)

 

 

Class Descriptions

 

CQLA C— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)
For students at a 9th-12th grade writing level; complete language arts, including copy work, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, grammar, usage, editing, prewriting, composition and creative writing. Students may count each semester of this as one semester of high school English/Composition as far as high school credits are concerned.

 

 

CQLA B— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)
For students at a beginning 6th to 8th grade writing level; complete language arts, including copy work, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, grammar, usage, prewriting, editing, composition and creative writing. Note: Upper level students may count each semester of this as one semester of high school English/Composition as far as high school credits are concerned.

 

 

CQLA Level A— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)
For students at a 4th-6th grade writing level; complete language arts, including copy work, vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, grammar, usage, prewriting, editing, composition, creative writing, and dictation.

 

 

Anatomy (Advanced Biology)–(two semesters; please commit to one full semester)
High school students using Apologia’s Anatomy book 2nd edition will learn the concepts of anatomy, physiology, and the major systems in the human body for two semesters of high school science credits. Many class experiments and dissections to solidify your understanding and learning. Limited space. Prerequisite: High School Biology.

 

 

Chemistry— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)
High school students Using Apologia’s Chemistry book 3rd edition will learn the concepts of chemistry for two semesters of high school science credits. Many class experiments to solidify your understanding and learning. Space is limited, and the maximum number will be firm this year. Prerequisite: High School Biology and Algebra.

 

 

Biology— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)
This class will fill up quickly—two semesters of high school credits for science. Labs, tests, lecture, and more. Complete biology course for students working at a high school level in science using Apologia’s Biology 2nd edition book. Limited space, and the maximum number will be firm this year.

 

 

Spanish I— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)
This class, appropriate for high school foreign language credit, will cover basic conversation, grammar, and an introduction to Latin American and Spanish cultures. Will be taught by Kayla Reish, who has had four semesters of college Spanish and has used the language in foreign mission work as well as in her nursing work in Texas. This class will dovetail into a Spanish II class the following year to provide two full years of high school Spanish (if desired).

 

 

Spanish II— (two semesters; please commit to one full semester)
This class, appropriate for high school foreign language credit, will cover basic conversation, grammar, and an introduction to Latin American and Spanish cultures. Will be taught by Kayla Reish, who has had four semesters of college Spanish and has used the language in foreign mission work as well as in her nursing work in Texas. This class is a continuation of last year’s Spanish I to provide two full years of high school Spanish (if desired).

 

 

High School Essays / SAT Essays – 1 semester
This class, using Donna and Joshua’s new high school books, Essays Only and SAT Essay and Other Timed Writing, walks high schoolers who have written multi-paragraph papers through the entire essay process—Five Paragraph Essays, 1-3-1 Essays, detailed quotation use, writing with literature and historical examples, persuasive writing, our signature ADVANCED Checklist Challenge, Donna’s 3 P’s of Persuasion, and much more. This class equips students for SAT/ACT Essays, other timed writing situations (by the end of the class), college expository writing, and much more.

 

 

High School Four Research Reports– 1 semester
This class will take high school students who are accustomed to writing eight to twelve paragraph reports deeper into report writing in an incremental format. This book uses our signature “Overview Source” method with every step of the research process laid out for the student. Students will use MLA citation methods and will learn to create Works Cited, bibliography cards, outlining cards, formal outlines, and much more. This class prepares students for college research writing and uses Joshua and Donna’s updated-for-upper-levels Four Research Reports book. This is one of our most popular classes and usually fills up quickly—and has limited space due to editing demands.

 

 

Economics — 1 semester
From amazing pencils to Tulip Mania, this class covers the amazing world of economics. In the sections on micro economics, students will learn about how people and businesses make decisions and how those decisions affect the world. In macro-economics the student learns about the big picture economy of the United States and the world. This class covers important concepts like supply and demand, the role of capital, division of labor and many more while showing how those concepts impact each person. Each week is full of stories and examples showing the concepts in action. A detailed power-point helps students fully understand even the most complex subjects

 

 

LIVE! On line Meaningful Comp / CQLA — 1 semester
We will be offering distance classes for some Meaningful Composition classes and CQLA levels A and B. Call or text Donna ASAP for this option—20-433-4365

 

Love and hope,

 

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