Mrs. Amber's Homeschool Enrichment Center

Mrs. Amber's Homeschool Enrichment Center

I am so excited to be able to offer a variety of classes that cater specifically to homeschoolers!

Operating as usual

01/05/2024

Last call if anyone would like to join us for In-Person classes this coming semester. Classes begin next week! I currently have spaces available in:
Reading (Tuesdays @ 9:30) - K-3rd
Human Body (Tuesdays @ 2:00) - K-4th
Creative Writing (Wednesdays @ 9:30) - 4th-8th
and Natural Disasters (Wednesdays @ 11:00) - 4th-8th
Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to working with your students!
Amber Hardy

12/21/2023

Classes this semester were so much fun! For our final Mysterious Machine class, students had one hour to come up with a problem, design a solution, and execute it. It was amazing!

Photos from Mrs. Amber's Homeschool Enrichment Center's post 12/07/2023

Days like today are why I teach. I loved watching these kiddos share what they have been learning this semester with their friends and family. Yes, we learned history, global perspectives, and science. But we also learned team work, communication, public speaking, and how to push our comfort zones. Great job everyone!

11/03/2023

Registration for Spring 2024 is now open!

Mrs. Amber’s Homeschool Enrichment Center
Class Offerings: Spring 2024

I'm excited to be able to offer a variety of IN PERSON classes in the Treasure Valley for the 2023-2024 school year. New classes will be offered each semester covering a variety of subjects. Students are welcome to participate in as many, or as few, classes as they are interested in. Classes will be organized by grade level groups, with lower elementary meeting on Tuesdays, and upper elementary/middle school meeting on Wednesdays. (Grade level groups are purely suggestions. Students are welcome to participate in any class that their parents feel they are ready for/interested in.)

Class Information:
Classes will meet for 1 hour per week, with 14-15 weeks each semester.
All classes will require 8 students to run, and will cap at 15 students.
Classes will follow the 2023-2024 IHLA calendar which can be viewed here.
Classes for Spring 2024 will run from January 8th - May 17th
We will not have class the week of April 28th-May 5th

Location: Boise (Overland & Orchard)

Price: $150/class
($50 deposit required (per class) to confirm your registration)
Multi-Class and Sibling discounts are available and will be applied automatically.
Receipts are available for reimbursement.

Feel free to contact me at any time and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have:
[email protected]
Facebook: .Amber'sHomeschoolEnrichmentCenter

Classes and Registration Links for Spring 2024 are listed below.

Tuesdays:

Reading (Part 2): 9:30-10:30 - In this continuation of our 1st semester reading class (new students are welcome!), we will continue to utilize the Science of Reading and a phonics based approach to help our young readers build confidence and fluency in reading.

Registration Link for Reading: https://forms.gle/MtV25xB9EeBKwKbg9

Maps & Geography: 11:00-12:00 - In this class, students will learn about the continents and oceans, various landforms and landmarks, as well as a variety of early map skills. The semester will culminate with students building their own 3D map utilizing what they have learned.

Registration Link for Maps & Geography: https://forms.gle/Xsvtmv4iRMiAN1te9

Natural Disasters: 12:30-1:30 - In this class, students will learn about and conduct hands-on experiments involving tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, volcanoes, and earthquakes.

Registration Link for Natural Disasters (K-3): https://forms.gle/ZBPnjU7hcPYaUHER8

Human Body: 2:00-3:00 - In this class, students will learn about the human body, including the various body systems. Students will build their own human body, and be able to show/tell why the various parts of the body are important.

Registration Link for Human Body: https://forms.gle/f3C3nPsD5cHopsuz5

Wednesdays:

Creative Writing 9:30-10:30 - In this class, students will work together to brainstorm, write, edit, and publish their own book. Students will be responsible for leading the direction of their story, and working together to make it the best it can be. Parents will be able to purchase copies of their published book at the end of the semester.

Registration Link for Creative Writing: https://forms.gle/AR6jbfyC15BoHx5N6

Natural Disasters 11:00-12:00 - In this class, students will participate in a variety of engaging lessons and activities while learning about extreme weather conditions. Through 5 mini units, students will learn about and conduct hands-on activities involving volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

Registration Link for Natural Disasters (4th-8th): https://forms.gle/JJE7S5z6S44pvttP6

Medieval World 12:30-1:30 - In this class, students will step into the Medieval World through a variety of immersive hands-on projects. Students will learn about the middle ages, explore medieval dress and food, plan a medieval feast, build miniature medieval weapons, and more!

Registration Link for Medieval World: https://forms.gle/9qzWMfvADJ4i7oVo6

Pioneers 2:00-3:00 - Welcome to the Oregon Trail (or at least our version of it)! In this interactive simulation, students will join a wagon train traveling west. Playing settlers starting for Oregon in 1846, students determine which supplies to carry west, keep diaries, make trail decisions, and write reports to gain credits that move their wagons across the map. In the end, whether they make it to Oregon will depend on a combination of their decisions, their hard work, and pure luck!

Registration Link for Pioneers: https://forms.gle/uLpjqcTyer8JRQUE6

10/27/2023

Registration is opening soon! Space is limited so make sure you are following our page to know as soon as it opens 😉😀.

10/14/2023

Plans for 2nd semester classes are in the works! Here are the classes I am currently planning to offer:

Tuesdays (K-3):

Reading (Part 2): 9:30-10:30 - In this continuation of our 1st semester reading class, we will continue to utilize the Science of Reading and a phonics based approach to help our young readers build confidence and fluency in reading.

Maps & Geography: 11:00-12:00 - In this class, students will learn about the continents and oceans, various landforms and landmarks, as well as a variety of early map skills. The semester will culminate with students building their own 3D map utilizing what they have learned.

Natural Disasters: 12:30-1:30 - In this class, students will learn about and conduct hands-on experiments involving tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, volcanoes, and earthquakes.

Human Body: 2:00-3:00 - In this class, students will learn about the human body, including the various body systems. Students will build their own human body, and be able to show/tell why the various parts of the body are important.

Wednesdays (3/4th-8th):

Creative Writing 9:30-10:30 - In this class, students will work together to brainstorm, write, edit, and publish their own book. Students will be responsible for leading the direction of their story, and working together to make it the best it can be. Parents will be able to purchase copies of their published book at the end of the semester.

Natural Disasters 11:00-12:00 - In this class, students will participate in a variety of engaging lessons and activities while learning about extreme weather conditions. Through 5 mini units, students will learn about and conduct hands-on activities involving volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

Medieval World 12:30-1:30 - In this class, students will step into the Medieval World through a variety of immersive hands-on projects. Students will learn about the middle ages, explore medieval dress and food, plan a medieval feast, build miniature medieval weapons, and more!

Pioneers 2:00-3:00 - Welcome to the Oregon Trail (or at least our version of it)! In this interactive simulation, students will join a wagon train traveling west. Playing settlers starting for Oregon in 1846, students determine which supplies to carry west, keep diaries, make trail decisions, and write reports to gain credits that move their wagons across the map. In the end, whether they make it to Oregon will depend on a combination of their decisions, their hard work, and pure luck!

Registration will be opening soon and space is limited! Make sure you have liked and followed our page so you know as soon as registration is open!

08/16/2023

We still have a few spots left in several of our classes!
Are you looking for an in-person option for this year? Classes are 1 hour long once a week and a great way to make friends, learn something new, and have fun! Find out more by visiting our Google classroom and feel free to message me if you have any questions. It's going to be an amazing year!
https://classroom.google.com/c/NjAwNDIwMzY5NjI5?cjc=i2gzvsm

08/11/2023

It was another great open house tonight! Thank you to all who came. I'm excited for classes to start in less than 3 weeks! Enjoy your final days of summer!

08/10/2023

Come see us today for our OPEN HOUSE from 5-7! Meet the teacher, walk our classroom, and peruse our table full of free curriculum! Whether you've already signed up, or are on the fence, we'd love to see you!
525 S Orchard St
Boise, Idaho 83705

08/08/2023

Can you believe classes start in 3 weeks?!

Classes are filling up fast, but there is still time to enroll!

Here is the current space available in each class:
Struggling Readers - 4
Creative Writing - 5
Dinosaurs! (Science) - 4
Elementary Art - 6
Essay Writing - 6
Mysterious Machine - Full
Classroom City - 4
Ancient Egypt - 9

These classes are going to be an amazing, interactive way to make some friends, learn a TON, check some learning goals, and have FUN!

You can view class descriptions and sign up for classes here: https://classroom.google.com/c/NjAwNDIwMzY5NjI5?cjc=i2gzvsm

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I can't wait to work with your students! It's going to be an AMAZING year!

08/08/2023

Thank you to everyone who came to our open house today! It was great to meet so many of you! If you were unable to make it, we will be having another Open House on Thursday, August 10th from 5-7 pm. I hope to see you there!

Photos from Mrs. Amber's Homeschool Enrichment Center's post 08/07/2023

Come see us today for our OPEN HOUSE from 2-4! Meet the teacher, walk our classroom, and peruse our table full of free curriculum! Whether you've already signed up, or are on the fence, we'd love to see you!
525 S Orchard St
Boise, Idaho 83705

07/20/2023

Last call for this amazing Ancient Egypt class! (I taught this one last year and it was the fan favorite of all the classes we did.)

In this class students will travel the Nile River, exploring Ancient Egyptian art, culture, government, geography, and more! This class is very hands on and students will be given the opportunity to create 3D maps, write using hieroglyphics, make their own masks, participate in a living wax museum, and more! If you're looking for a great way to check off your SS Learning Goals, this class will check them all!

Visit our Google Classroom to view this class and all the other classes offered this fall!

https://classroom.google.com/c/NjAwNDIwMzY5NjI5?cjc=i2gzvsm

Or sign up directly here: https://forms.gle/3XVK3goNbzieWHik7

07/04/2023

Classes are filling up fast! Mystery Machine and Classroom City only have 3 spots left!

Are you looking for an in-person option for next year? Is there a subject you dread teaching? Or are your kiddos just looking for some extra socialization? We have classes to meet your needs!

I'm offering a variety of in-person classes in Boise next year. Classes will be multi-grade and encourage hands-on learning, critical thinking, and teamwork while meeting a variety of Learning Goals.

Younger students (K-3rd) will meet on Tuesdays and can choose from classes like Struggling Readers (9:30-10:30), Creative Writing (11-12), Dinosaurs! (12:30-1:30), and Elementary Art (2-3).

Older students (3rd-8th) will meet on Wednesdays and can choose from Essay Writing (9:30-10:30), Mystery Machine (11-12), Classroom City (12:30-1:30), and Ancient Egypt (2-3).

Students are welcome to choose as many or as few classes that they are interested in, and will be provided with supervised recess/snack/lunch time if they register for multiple classes back to back.

Multi-class and sibling discounts are included on all registrations.

Check out all of our fall class descriptions below and feel free to reach out if you have any questions! I can't wait to work with your students!

https://classroom.google.com/c/NjAwNDIwMzY5NjI5?cjc=i2gzvsm

04/25/2023

I'm so excited to be offering this Ancient Egypt class again next fall! If you are thinking about studying Ancient Egypt next year, this class would be a great addition to your learning!

Here is a brief description of the course:

Situated on the Nile - the longest river in the world - Egypt is one of the great river civilizations of ancient history. Egyptians followed the seasons of the river that gave their culture life: inundation, planting, and harvest. Egyptians believed in the divinity of their pharaoh, had many gods, and sought an eternal afterlife that recreated their life on earth. They built great monuments to their gods and believed in an afterlife. Many of these monuments still exist today. Egypt is a unique civilization when compared to the West. While participating in this simulation, your students will learn Egyptian history, architecture, art, geography, and language. They will create 3D maps, posters, costumes, learn to write using hieroglyphs, build pyramids, and so much more!

Sign up for this class here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOPhGa9uxi_AMWzcQDpOI3xnql815-coewd0MkNSSOK8KaWw/viewform?usp=share_link

03/23/2023

Class Registration for next year is now open! Follow this link to our Classroom Page where you can find all the details and registration links! Please let me know if you have any questions, and I can't wait to work with your students!

https://classroom.google.com/c/NjAwNDIwMzY5NjI5?cjc=i2gzvsm

03/21/2023

Class registration for fall semester is now open!

Follow this link to find all the details and registration links:
https://classroom.google.com/c/NjAwNDIwMzY5NjI5?cjc=i2gzvsm

Classes for next year are coming together!

Currently, for fall semester, I am planning to offer:

Tuesdays (times TBD):

Struggling Readers (K-2/3) - Reading is hard, teaching it can seem even harder! If you have a struggling reader, this class is for you. We will utilize a variety of SOR (science of reading) aligned resources to jump this hurdle together!

Creative Writing (K-3) - Students will learn how to get their thoughts on paper, add descriptive words to their writing, edit their written works and will create their own Pop-Up Books!

Science: Dinosaurs! (K-4) - In this class, students will role-play as plant-eating dinosaurs, raising their young and finding food while trying to survive the terrifying T-Rex! They will dig for fossils, make maps, then learn how to label fossils and carefully remove them. Students will perform a “shadow play” as their culminating activity for this class.

Elementary Art (K-4) - Over the course of the semester, students will learn about, and imitate, some of history's greatest artists. Students will work in a variety of mediums, and conclude the class by creating their very own self-portrait!

Wednesdays (times TBD):

Essay Writing (3-8) - Students will learn the writing process and work through a variety of essay formats including narrative, expository, descriptive, and more!

Science: Mysterious Machine (5-8) - A recently deceased inventor has left behind a mystery machine. To figure out what the machine is and how it can be used, student teams conduct laboratory explorations and participate in group problem-solving sessions to learn about simple machines, all the while keeping records in their Science Journal. Students will end the semester by creating their own machine to solve a simple problem.

Classroom City (4-8) - Students design, run, and sustain a classroom mini-city while striving to accumulate money and assets in this simulation dealing with local government and economics.

Ancient Egypt (4-8) - Students will spend the semester immersed in Ancient Egyptian culture, society, geography, and more! The semester will culminate with students participating in a “Living Wax Museum” and participating in an Egyptian Banquet where they will crown their new Pharaoh.

All grade levels are just suggestions. Students are welcome to participate in any class their parents feel they are ready for/interested in. Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to working with your students!

03/05/2023

I'm so excited to be preparing to offer a variety of IN PERSON classes for next school year! More information will be coming, but be sure to like and follow my page so you'll be the first to know about the classes I will be offering!

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