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New - 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 Pigs House was concrete? We’ll remix a few tales from around the world too!

Jessica Moore, Galesburg Public Schools

New - I Survived the Titanic
Gr. 3-4

All aboard the Titanic for it’s 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

In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Gr. 4-8

It’s 1977 and the first Star Wars movie is released in theaters to mixed reviews. Fast forward to 2016 and Star Wars VII is one of the biggest brands of all time. Movies, TV shows, toys, T-shirts, books, video games and more. This class will use film clips as well as other media to increase your knowledge of this cultural phenomenon. The past, as well as the future of the franchise will be the topic of discussion. Surely, there will be a lot to talk about in our journey to a galaxy far, far, away.

Justin Godde, DePaul University, Graduate, Manager AMC Theatre

Little House on the Prairie
Gr. 3-4

In this class we’ll look at the stories that were written by Laura Ingalls Wilder about her life and growing up on the prairie. We’ll find out what they did during those long winters. We’ll also answer the questions: “What did they do for fun? and What did they eat?” Pack your covered wagon for our journey to the prairie.

Food allergy alert

Pam Ide, Galesburg Community Schools

New - 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, training cards and lots of games to explore more.

Jessica Moore, Galesburg Public Schools

New - Young Authors
Gr. 4-5

Do you have an interest in creative writing? If so, this course if for you. Over two weeks we will explore multiple forms of creative writing. Introduce you to: found poems, bio poems, acrostic and cinquain poems. We will brainstorm and work together in class to create our work. We will have a really hip “reading” at the end of our class.

Nikki Robertson, United School District 304 , Monmouth

New - Worms
Gr. 3-4

Worms, worms, worm! Worms can be fried, boiled, eaten with ketchup , or just plain. Explore the book How to Eat Fried Worms and explore the wonderful world of worms. Students will create a 3_D model of a worm and experiment “eating” worms in ways they have never dreamed of! Students will create their own worm meal and share their favorite recipes with the class.

Nikki Robertson, United School District 304 , Monmouth