Lodestone News: December 2018

Season's greetings from Lodestone! We had a lot of fun last week celebrating Christmas and the end of the year! Thank you for coming out and celebrating with us 🙂

Student Highlights

We are excited to feature three of our students who received certificates of achievement awards for their academic excellence! One of our students even received 3 awards. We are very proud of their hard work and achievements.

New Classes

Expository Writing (GR 6-8)

Date: Starting 2nd week of January
Time: 1.5 hours (Please contact us to join the class)
Description: Expository writing is writing that has a purpose of explaining, informing, or describing through the presentation of reasons, facts, or steps in a process.To be good writers, students must be able to organize their thoughts, follow a plan, and conduct research to support their thesis. This workbook allows students to choose a stance on a debatable topic and then write a 5-paragraph essay using pre-selected, reliable reference sources. In each chapter, students will review a grammar lesson such as verb tense, compound & complex sentences, and relative clauses.

TED Talks 2 (GR 6-8)

Date: Starting in January
Time: TBD (Please contact us to join the class)
Description: TED Talks 2 are influential videos from experts on a wide array of mind-opening topics such as education, business, socio-economics, technology and social movements. In the TED Talks class, students will learn about interesting discoveries and ideas while engaging in lively class discussions. Each lesson is complete with a vocabulary, listening, and writing and/or debate exercises. The comprehension questions are presented in a standardized testing format, so students can practice and get more familiarized with test-taking skills.

Pre-Algebra (GR 6-7)

Date: Starting 1/7/19
Time: Mondays, 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Cost: $30/class

AMC Math (GR 6-7)

Date: Starting 1/10/19
Time: Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 PM
Cost: $30/class

Language Class Highlights

Spanish (ages 8-12)
Time: Fridays 3:30-5:00 PM
All levels welcome to join anytime

Chinese – Mandarin (ages 5-12)
Time: New classes start 1/10/19. 4:00 - 5:00 PM
All levels welcome to join anytime

Description: Language classes are divided by ages 5-8 and 9-12. Beginner students are always welcome. Our teachers are loving and have a lot of experience in this field. Our teachers have their own customized curriculum to help students learn while having fun in class! We also offer private classes for adults. Contact us for details!

Steam Hands-on Projects

Zometool (Ages 5-9)
Date: 1/15 – 2/12 (5 weeks)
Time: Tuesdays, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Cost: $80, 1/8 teacher student ratio

Description: Zometool is design to encourage students to learn skills and their imagination about becoming future architects, scientist and engineers. Students learn about art, science, and math while having fun.

Preschool Hour

Join us for Preschool Hour for ages 3.5 - 5 years old. Look forward to an hour of yoga, circle time, and developmentally appropriate activities, all designed to help prepare children to enter school. Children must be potty trained. $10 materials fee payable to instructor on the first day of class.

Preschool Hour (Ages 3.5 - 5 years)
Date: 1/08/19 - 5/23/19
Time: Tuesdays, Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 AM
Class Price: $107
Material Cost: $10

New Partnerships

We are very excited to partner with surrounding schools to provide support to students’ academic growth! We are currently partnered with Sage Oak Charter School andValiant Preparatory. We are in the process of partnering with iLEAD Homeschool,Inspire Charter School, and IEM Sky Mountain Charter School. Please contact us if you wish have Lodestone Academy as a vendor!

Parents who are homeschooling, enroll your students to Lodestone Academy! We are here to provide additional support for your students’ education. Lodestone can customize your classes for students in grades TK-12. Our exclusive ELA assessment for grades 1-8 help assess your student’s level.

If you're looking to improve reading, reading comp, vocabulary and grammar, our book club novel and workbook selections are created to help improve these areas while having fun. We have several descriptive writing w/b for high level third graders up to 8th grade. Private writing classes also offered to students taking AP and honor English and comprehension.