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Literature & Media

Calling All Muggles – NEW CLASS
Gr. 4-6

Are you a Harry Potter lover and wish you could become a wizard? Look no further! In this class you will use your critical thinking skills to channel that inner wizard. We’ll practice skills like transfiguration like Professor McGonagall or emulate Professor Sprout with mandrake designs. Join us for a look at this great piece of literature.
Hannah Burgland, Galesburg Schools

Creative Writing
Gr. 3-5

If you like to tell stories, invent faraway lands, and use your imagination, this class is for you! We will learn about plot, and characters, description and dialog, words and pictures. Students will write, illustrate, and bind their own book.
Bonita Worthington, West Central Schools

Fairy Tales: Remix
Gr. 3-5

Explore well-known fairy tales life you have never done before. Remix parts of each story to build new adventures. What would happen if Jack had a parachute to go down the beanstalk, or The Three Little Pigs' house was concrete? We’ll remix a few tales from around the world too!
Jessica Moore, Galesburg Public Schools

Get Webby with Charlotte – NEW CLASS
Gr.3-4

Using the novel Charlotte’s Web, we will explore life on the farm from the animals’ view. We’ll create a farm scene, make a trap for a rat, and build lacy spider webs. Creating a pig pen will challenge our measuring skills. Then we will pull our knowledge and ideas from the novel to build our own fair.
Sarah Thompson, Kewanee School District

I Survived the Titanic
Gr. 3-4

All aboard the Titanic for its first and final voyage. Follow the story of George Calder in I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 as he explores the ship and tries to escape. As you learn about George’s story you will hear about real Titanic passengers. We’ll also take a look at the science behind the ship and what may or may not have caused her to sink.
Jessica Moore, Galesburg Public Schools

On A Dark and Stormy Night – NEW CLASS
Gr. 3-5

Join with other private investigators as you find clues and solve a mystery. Piece together the evidence, and sharpen your observational and writing skills. Your mystery writing skills will gain a sharp edge by bringing a story to life leaving your readers on the edge of their seats.
Bonita Worthington, West Central Schools

Percy Jackson and the Myths
Gr. 4-6

Using passages from Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, this course will explore Greek gods and goddesses. The myths that shape the characters in PJ are some fascinating folks, everyone from the horse-man to the snake-headed chic. We’ll create a “godly” family tree, trading cards and lots of games to explore more.
Jessica Moore, Galesburg Public Schools

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