Stars & Stories
Teacher: Deb Baltau
Mat Fees: $30
Class Fees: $240 or $230 if taking 2 or more classes. Can be split into 3 equal payments. Pricing is for one quarter only.
Winter Quarter 2018
Students are gently introduced to 10 major constellations, “the pictures in the night sky”, and learn the particular myth or hero associated with it in Greek and Roman Mythology. Each class includes an oral reading or video of the myth, a hands-on project that reinforces the story such as: graphing the stars, making a constellation slide to use with a flash light, pointers on how to find some of the constellations visible with the naked eye, and creating their own constellations and stories to share with the class. Myths include, Orion, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Pegasus, Hercules, Hydra, and more!
Spring Quarter 2018
Not only will students continue to learn more about “the pictures in the night sky” and the myths associated with them, but our attention will now focus on how the planets, moons, months, and days of the week were named and the stories behind them. Each class includes a hands-on activity for each planet such as the phases of the moon, making a model of our solar system, looking up interesting and unique information about planets and sharing with the class. For example: finding that Mercury is named after the speedy “messenger god” because it revolves the fastest around the sun, and Mars, named “the red planet”, etc. Students will give a presentation of their choice by either creating a presentation board, model, or telling a story to the class.