Schedule and Class Descriptions

 

Learning Levels

*Classes are grouped by age-appropriate activities and ability*

 

This is a general schedule and is subject to change. Registered families will be updated with the current schedule and activities. 

 

9a Umoja

Umoja means “Unity” and is our time to build strong relationships as we come together to sing the Black National Anthem, share our homeschool stories, and encourage one another. We will also choose a Core Value of the Month and discuss what the value means and how we can model the value.

 

 

9:30a Our Story

This class is designed to connect our children to their heritage and identity by exploring topics related to culture and history across the African Diaspora. Parents rotate turns teaching this class.

 

 

10:15a Snack*

 

 

10:30a Arts and Crafts (Warriors/Kings & Queens)

This class is designed to create visceral and hands-on connections to the material learned in Our Story or to the culture and history of the African Diaspora through crafts, art projects, storytelling and music.

 

 

10:30a Our Voice (Ambassadors)

This discussion-based class is a safe space for our pre-teen and teens to process the myriad of social, political, economic and religious issues that surround them daily. Youth are challenged, not only to talk about the problem, but also, through out-of-the-box thinking, to innovate solutions. This class will have a creative/artistic processing component, to engage students in the arts.

 

11:30a Lunch*

 

 

12p Student Elective

Students work independently, in groups or with an instructor during this class block. Elective class includes Movement/P.E.; Learning Stations (Arts, games, reading, writing, dress up, etc.); and Study Hall.

 

Independent Study Hall is every 3rd week. This is a time for students to independently work on academic material from home as well as an opportunity for the older students to mentor/tutor the younger students while parents are attending Parent Umoja.

 

12p Parent Umoja (Wk 3)

While students are engaging in their elective time, Parent Umoja provides a safe space for parents to discuss homeschool experiences, share ideas, and provide practical and emotional support for one another.  

 

12:45p Closing Umoja

This time is designed to reconnect as a community before we close out our day. We will take time to clean up, talk about our experience, learn an Afrikan Proverb and/or learn a Kulan Village affirmation.

 

*Each family is responsible for their own snacks and lunches.