Homeschool Nature Study Program
COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
Our homeschool program for children in grades K-8, is offered seven months during the school year. There are classes for three age groups: K-2, Gr 3-5 and Gr 6-8.
Monthly classes are held Monday afternoons from 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. and Tuesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Choose the day that best suits your schedule and register for the full year by August 31st. Registration begins August 3rd, 2020.
Theme for the 2020-2021 school year:
Grades K-5 will be "Habitats - The Diverse Needs of Animals"
6th - 8th Graders the theme is "Basic Outdoor Skills"
The program's curriculum offers fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning in an outdoor setting. The three-year cycle of our curriculum focuses on "Habitats", "Water" and "Soil" for students in the K-5 classes and on "Survival Skills" for the Gr. 6-8 class. For more details about the curriculum click on the titles in the side bar.
It was really exciting to see how the students embraced the new components that we added to our programming this past year. We believe that the "sit spot" / observation time provided a space for all age groups to really tune in to the details of nature around them. The unstructured play time for students in Grades K-5 was also formative, empowering and nurtured problem-solving and cooperative play.
Fees for 2020-2021:
K - 5th graders $48.50 (total cost for the seven sessions)
6th - 8th graders $59.00 (total cost for the seven sessions)
6th - 8th grade overnighter $40. (includes supper & breakfast) - due in March
K - 2nd Grade - Emily Hunsberger - Monday & Tuesday
3rd - 5th Graders - Colton Eby - Monday & Tuesday, Jeanna Zabel - Monday
6th - 8th Graders - Cheryl Mast - Monday & Tuesday
"Picnic at Amigo" - this event in October provides an opportunity to get to know other families in the program. Bring a sack lunch and join in the fun on the first day of classes.
"Grad Ceremony & Burger Bash" - this event in April for the whole family is a time of celebrating and bringing closure to the program each spring.
Additional Details About the Program:
*Class Size: we require a minimum of 8 students per age group, and also have a limit of 10 students per age group.
*Covid-19 Safety Plan: we will be following state guidelines and protocols to ensure the safety of students, families and staff. For the 2020-2021 school year we will utilizing the great outdoors as our classroom.
*Insurance: Amigo Centre will provide secondary insurance coverage for students while on site.
*Parent Options: relax and explore our trails with other parents while your children are in class or use the time to run errands. No indoor parent lounge will be available during the 2020-2021 school year. Amigo staff will need 1-2 parents for the K-2 and Gr. 3-5 group to assist the teacher.
*Sign in & Sign Out: we have a sign in and sign out process to assist us in having emergency contact information for children and to ensure the safety of your children.
*Fees: there is a $230. maximum cost per family. (Note: the fees for the 6th-8th grade overnighter are excluded from this price cap.)