Winter Schedule 2020

Below is our Winter 2020 Class Schedule.

 

Your child is not required to register for classes in order to be a member of HAA.  The online registration form must be submitted for all members, including those who officially enroll in classes and those who choose not to enroll in classes.  You will find all fees and payment details in the online form.  

 

Classes and fall/winter/spring meet-ups take place at the Parkridge Community Center, unless otherwise noted. 

 

Please note: HAA may or may not be canceled when other local schools are canceled due to inclement whether. Please check email/facebook Friday morning for updates.   

The Spring 2020 Schedule will be released in mid-February 2020.  Please contact us with future class or teacher requests.

Winter Welcome Party & Games

January 10

1st Hour - Fridays 12:00-12:50pm

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 21, 28

Minecraft Club


All Ages

Class Fee: Free
Limit 10

Room: Computer Lab

Join other HAA students who enjoy Mindcraft. We will use this time to meet together and play this fun computer game. This is a parent run club not class. There is no teacher over site so parents are in charge of there children. We remind you that the computers at Park have no restrictions and are open to the web.

Reading Comprehension

Recommended Ages: K-2nd grade

Class Fee $45
Class limit: 12

Room: Rec Classroom

Come join our fun, high-energy reading club where students will participate in games
and activities designed to teach beginning and developing reading skills. Students will learn
catchy cheers and movements as well as participate in multi-leveled games to learn word
patterns and sight words. They will slither around the room sliding sounds together or throw
“snowballs” at each other to create words. Activities will be differentiated to target specific skills
that students are working on — letter id and sound, rhyming, sight words, word pattern
recognition as well as comprehension strategies. Games and activities can easily be played at
home to further enhance reading success by providing meaningful, consistent repetitions. If you
like to “play all day,” “rub-a-dub-dub,” come join our reading club!

Liz Summers-Fisher is a certified reading specialist. Her passion is to help students develop
their reading skills, especially those who struggle. She has taught for over 20 years and served
as the Reading Specialist/Intervention Specialist for 7 of those years with Dexter Community
Schools. Liz was the Program Coordinator for Bates Elementary’s (Dexter) R.E.A.D. program,
which won “Best in Michigan, Language Arts.” She has trained staff, parents, community
members and over 100 Eastern Michigan prospective teachers on effective reading strategies.
Liz has presented reading strategies at both the Michigan Reading Association and the
International Reading Association. She loves to work with both parents and students to ensure
student success.

Ancient Ireland Role-Playing (D & D Potato)

Ages: 9+

Class Fee: $45
Class limit: 10

Room: Library

 

Imagine going back in time - about 1200 AD - to Cork County, Ireland. Join an adventure with other druids, magicians and rangers as you search ruins and castles for the missing Book of Kells. Using the role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons (2nd edition), but with real maps, historical facts and myths, and a number of brain-teasers, children learn history, math, science, writing and social skills. Playing this game is better than any video game out there!

Note: Please indicate in registration if you are registering for the first time in D&D so we can create a character for you before the first class. For existing students, while you can register for a different section you will likely be jumping into a different place in the adventure if you change to the other D&D class from the one in which you were previously enrolled.

Instructor Linda Sattler has been a Dungeon Master for 39 years. Recently, she started creating historical campaigns and incorporated various factual information in her adventures as a learning tool. She has taught her own children as well as several dozen others role playing games for 11 years in Ann Arbor. She led several dungeon-writing workshops for children, which resulted in three child-led campaigns at DungeonFest. She has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, and is a statistical consultant and adjunct professor in her spare time.

Nutty Science - Inventors and Engineers

Ages : 2nd-4th grade

Class Fee : $45 + Materials Fee $25
Class Limit 12

Location: Art Room

Description: This session we will be explore a special field of science: ENGINEERING. This one is
great for students that love building and experimental challenges.

Classes (in no particular order):

Bristle bots - We will make our very own drawing robots and observe different styles and drawing patterns.
Egg Drop - Can we save Humpty Dumpty from the great fall in our egg drop challenge?
Catapults - Test accuracy and precision with catapults!
Stomp Rockets - Indoor paper rocket launch!
Towers - Who can build the tallest tower with some challenging materials
Hovercraft - That’s right! Build mini hovercraft… and ride a big one!

Individual topics are subject to change.

Gym for Older

Ages: 9+

Class Fee : $45
No class limit

Room: Gym

We will play a variety of games that may be new to you! Please be sure to join us for a lot of fun, exercise, and laughter!!! This class will get you moving and having fun! This class will be focused on the younger students and there skill level. Please consider your child's skill level and size when placing them.

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2nd Hour - Fridays 1:00-1:50pm

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 21, 28

United States History Club

All Ages and Parents Welcome

Class Fee: Donations to the Scholarship Fund
Room: Computer Lab

We will be using A Young People's History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror by Howard Zinn and An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People by Jean Mendoza, and Debbie Reese. We will start continuing from where we left off this Fall. Starting with American Revolution and working forward through both books. This class is free but works best if students do the reading ahead of time and are ready to discuss the material. Students didn't have to be a part of the Fall discussion to join us now. A syllabus will be emailed out to students who register for this class with readings and topics.

Gym for Younger

Ages : Up to 8

Class Fee : $45
No class limit

Room: Gym

 

We will play a variety of games that may be new to you! Please be sure to join us for a lot of fun, exercise, and laughter!!! This class will get you moving and having fun! This class will be focused on the older students and there skill level. Please consider your child's size and skill level when placing them.

Ancient Ireland Role-Playing (D&D Animal Tamers)

Animal Tamers   

Ages 9+             

Cost: $45 per child                   

Class limit 10

Location: Library

Imagine going back in time - about 1200 AD - to Cork County, Ireland. Join an adventure with other druids, magicians and rangers as you search ruins and castles for the missing Book of Kells. Using the role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons (2nd edition), but with real maps, historical facts and myths, and a number of brain-teasers,
children learn history, math, science, writing and social skills. Playing this game is better than any video game out there! 


Note: Please indicate in registration if you are registering for the first time in D&D so we can create a character for you before the first class.  For existing students, while you can register for a different section you will likely be jumping into a different place in the adventure if you change to the other D&D class from the one in which you were previously enrolled. 
                        
Instructor Linda Sattler has been a Dungeon Master for 39 years. Recently, she started creating historical campaigns and incorporated various factual information in her adventures as a learning tool. She has taught her own children as well as several dozen others role playing games for 11 years in Ann Arbor. She led several dungeon-writing workshops for children, which resulted in three child-led campaigns at DungeonFest. She has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, and is a statistical consultant and adjunct professor in her spare time.

Nutty Scientist - Introductory Science

Nutty Scientists Ages : Recommended Pre-K -1st grade

Class Fee: $45 + $25 materials fee
Class limit: 12

Room: Art

Description: The lessons for this class will explore all type of science in an introductory crash course. We will be doing a lot of hands on experiments but our main goal for this session to to grow enthusiasm for science and learn the power of observation!

Classes (in no particular order):

Colorful Chromatography - Explore how colors move with water and rubbing alcohol.
Game of Sound - How does sound travel? Discuss and explore with unlikely “instruments”.
Amazing Air - We will learn how to use air to do crazy things (other than breathing, of course)!
Germs - We will learn to be superhero germ fighters!
Biomes - Learn about the different areas of the world and what creatures live there with a fun art project.
Dragons and Towers - This day is about not only building... but destroying! Styrofoam cup towers and Airzooka Dragons.

Individual topics are subject to change

Theater for Older Students

Ages : 10 +

Class Fee $45
No class limit

Room: Rec Room

Theatre Arts for 10+

Using Theatre as a tool for Self-Directed Education.

There are many paths this class can take and that depends on where the students wish to go.

We can explore -visual arts (costume design, makeup design, lighting design, program design)

-Storytelling (writing, editing, character development, exploring original story ideas)

Whichever avenue they choose to develop, the teacher (Jaclyn Morrow) will support them with curriculum, projects, and prompts.

 

Teacher Bio

Jaclyn Morrow may have been a graphic design major in college- but her career counselour knew where she belonged- in the theatre department!  Jaclyn studied costume, makeup, and set design as well as thematic drama (using drama to teach other subjects). As an adult, she has been performing in theatre companies and drum and dance companies-like Tree of Life Drum and Dance Society.  She continues to piece together a career as a “Teaching Artist” by working for so many amazing organizations. This includes the Superhero Training Academy, Michigan Arts for All, Wild Swan Theatre, Sunset Theatre Company, World Dance Workout and more!  Check out what she’s up to on her FB page- https://www.facebook.com/forgetmenottheatre/ Email for more info: forgetmenot.theatre@gmail.com

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3rd Hour - Fridays 2:00-2:50pm

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 21, 28

Writing Club

All Ages

Class Fee: Free
Room: Computer Lab
Student led by Crysania Dangoor

This is a continuation of last semester’s informal club to share ideas and work on fiction writing and editing — though new participants (ages 8–adult) are very welcome, of course! Participants are welcome to suggest more specific projects, writing prompts, and discussion topics as well. This is a fun way to share ideas and advice, and writing in a group can give your writing a boost, whether you’re a new or experienced writer. Happy writing!

Theater For Younger Students

Ages : 5-11

Class Fee : $45
Room : Rec Classroom
 

Intro to Theatre for 5-11

This class is an introduction to using theatre as a tool for learning.  Theatre games create opportunities for young students to grow their own expressive imaginations while also learning to work in a group.  The “games” introduce stage directions, character development, and storytelling. We’ll also expand into improv activities which allows for more informed creative expression.

 

Teacher Bio

Jaclyn Morrow may have been a graphic design major in college- but her career counselour knew where she belonged- in the theatre department!  Jaclyn studied costume, makeup, and set design as well as thematic drama (using drama to teach other subjects). As an adult, she has been performing in theatre companies and drum and dance companies-like Tree of Life Drum and Dance Society.  She continues to piece together a career as a “Teaching Artist” by working for so many amazing organizations. This includes the Superhero Training Academy, Michigan Arts for All, Wild Swan Theatre, Sunset Theatre Company, World Dance Workout and more!  Check out what she’s up to on her FB page- https://www.facebook.com/forgetmenottheatre/ Email for more info: forgetmenot.theatre@gmail.com

Nutty Scientists-Forensics and CSI

Ages : Recommended 5th-8th grade

Class Fee: $45 + $25 materials fee
Class limit 12

Room: Art

Description: We will be diving into the scientific world of Forensics! We will learn different
scientific tools used in Crime Scene Investigation in this clue filled class. This course is only
appropriate for students 5th grade and older.

Classes (in no particular order):

Deductive Reasoning - Hair sample logic puzzle, eye witnessing, and facial composite sketches
Blood Typing and DNA Analysis - Learn about blood samples, transfusions, and the importance of human DNA
Case of the Cookie Dough Batter - Solve a crime by testing unknown powders
Counterfeit Drinks - Solve a crime by testing for ascorbic acid
Food Poisoning - Test for lipids, carbs, and proteins to solve this GROSS mystery.
CSI “Escape” Room - Use the lessons from our previous lessons and maybe new ones to crack this case in a timed CSI mystery!

Individual topics are subject to change

Ancient Ireland Role-Playing Adventure (D&D Crippling Debt)

Crippling Debt Group

Ages 9+             

Cost per Child: $45            

Class limit 10

Class Location: TBD

Imagine going back in time - about 1200 AD - to Cork County, Ireland. Join an adventure with other druids, magicians and rangers as you search ruins and castles for the missing Book of Kells. Using the role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons (2nd edition), but with real maps, historical facts and myths, and a number of brain-teasers,
children learn history, math, science, writing and social skills. Playing this game is better than any video game out there! 
                        
Note: Please indicate in registration if you are registering for the first time in D&D so we can create a character for you before the first class.  For existing students, while you can register for a different section you will likely be jumping into a different place in the adventure if you change to the other D&D class from the one in which you were previously enrolled. 


Instructor Linda Sattler has been a Dungeon Master for 39 years. Recently, she started creating historical campaigns and incorporated various factual information in her adventures as a learning tool. She has taught her own children as well as several dozen others role playing games for 11 years in Ann Arbor. She led several dungeon-writing workshops for children, which resulted in three child-led campaigns at DungeonFest. She has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, and is a statistical consultant and adjunct professor in her spare time.

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4th Hour - Fridays 3:00-3:50pm

January 17, 24, 31

February 7, 21, 28

World Dance Workout

Ages : Adult Class

Paid to : Jaclyn Morrow
Room: Rec Classroom


World Dance Workout is heavily rooted in African dance, the mother of so many dance forms. Combined with strength training, toning, pilates and yoga this unique class, to world beat music, will have you sweating and smiling your way to a new you.

This class is for EVERYBODY! It is a total body workout. It’s effective and challenging for beginners, seasoned dancers and fitness buffs. If you love to dance, don’t you want your exercise regime to incorporate dance? You’ll also get your strengthening, toning and stretching in.

Class is a drop-in fee of $12

Register for a 5 class card for $50 (card can be used until the end of the school year)

Please bring a yoga mat and small weights if you want!

THIS IS NOT A HAA CLASS

THIS IS AN ADULT CLASS AND PAID TO JACLYN MORROW DIRECTLY

Contemporary Art for Little Ones

​Ages : Under 7

Class Fee : $45 + Materials $15
Room: Art

Explore a diverse group of contemporary artists through hands-on, process based projects. Young creatives will experiment with mediums ranging from collage to sculpture while expanding their knowledge of innovative techniques and artists.

Nuola Akinde is an early childhood educator with over a decade of experience supporting young people in cultivating freedom and preserving play.

HAA 4-H Youth Committee

Youth Committee Ages : All Ages

Cost : FREE
Room: Library

HAA youth committee to work on what areas the youth want to see HAA become invested in. So far the committee has had the first food drive for Hope Clinic. This group will decide what other types of service projects, field trips, events, and classes they want to see HAA become invested in. The first HAA dance is one of the things students will be working on for the Spring semester.
 

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Valentine's Day Party

February 14

No Classes

Class Make-Ups

March 6

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