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Yule Ball

A woman in the portrait above the intricately carved mantle raises a tiny two handled golden cup and toasts you. She yawns and wanders over to a nearby portrait, flopping down on the sofa next to a girl doing needle work. End of term exams are almost on you. As a fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry you've found homework has begun to take more and more time. You sigh and settle back in at your maths. A group of students enter the common room talking excitedly about how the arrival of the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students on 30th October has made life more interesting around here.  You can't help but feel a little less stressed as you realize in two months you'll be enjoying yourself with your mates at The Yule Ball!! Just as you settle back into your maths homework you hear a commotion outside the common room. An announcement has been posted! Mandatory waltz lessons will now take place every afternoon before tea for one hour. You decide you can't concentrate on maths and instead begin to daydream about your outfit for The Yule Ball!

Price: $30.00

Start Date: January 20, 2018               Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm              

Available Spaces: 57

Registration: is now OPEN for this course.
      Please verify the course timeframe works with your schedule and register through our Registration page.

Inventors and Inventions

What can we learn from world famous inventors like Sir Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Alexander Graham Bell?

In this class we will be studying various inventors, their inventions, and do a related hands-on-experiment associated with that inventor if appropriate. In the second half of the course, the students would identify a problem, brainstorm their own invention on how to solve it, (build it if appropriate) and present it to the class. From time to time, the students will be given a design challenge like, for example, who can build the strongest bridge using only marshmallows and spaghetti or who can build an earthquake-proof tower from balsa wood and glue?

Instructor: Laurie Peach Toupin

 

There is a minimum of 6 students for this class to run.

Price: $218.00

Start Date: September 13, 2017               Time: 11:00 am - 11:55 am              

Available Spaces: 2

Registration: is now OPEN for this course.
      Please verify the course timeframe works with your schedule and register through our Registration page.

Brain Training

Do professional surfers spend all of their time in the water? Of course not! Just like them, we can cross-train. Each week we will discover fun games, experiments, and activities. . . . And “accidentally” strengthen our math skills at the same time!  From tabletop games and puzzle printouts to hands-on activities, this class will strengthen our brain cells and our confidence. Activities include: Achi, origami, Logic puzzles, 20 Express, dot-to-dots, Clue, chess, Set, and many more. Students will leave each week with an overview of the week’s activities, specific academic connections, and how to continue the learning at home. Warning: We’ll have so much fun you might not even admit that it’s math!”

Instructor: Bethany Barnosky

 

There is a minimum of 6 students for this class to run.

Price: $218.00

Start Date: September 13, 2017               Time: 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm              

Available Spaces: 7

Registration: is now OPEN for this course.
      Please verify the course timeframe works with your schedule and register through our Registration page.

Perfectly Perilous Math

Can we defeat a vampire? Outrun a tornado? Escape a Spanish prison? Yes. . . with Math! Each week we will review a math topic and face a life-or-death situation (more fun and fictional than scary) that must be solved with math. This is a hands-on class, taught with real-life tools and, perhaps, even a bit of chocolate! Students will learn group dynamics, problem solving, and grit. Math topics include: rate problems, fractions, beginning combinatorics, et al. Students will leave each week with a greater sense of mathematics as both useful and fun — plus a handout encouraging further exploration on the week’s topic.”

Please note: We’ll be using material from “Perfectly Perilous Math” by Sean Connolly, but please don’t purchase this for your student. Having the answers will take a lot of the fun out of it! Students will receive their own copy upon completion of this class : )

Instructor: Bethany Barnosky

 

There is a minimum of 6 students for this class to run.

Price: $218.00

Start Date: September 13, 2017               Time: 1:30 pm - 2:25 pm              

Available Spaces: 0

Registration: is now OPEN for this course. However the maximum number of students has been reached.

Spanish for Intermediate Beginners

This year-long class is designed for students with some previous knowledge of Spanish.  We will use the book "Breaking the Spanish Barrier Level 1 / Beginner Book" (student edition) by John Conner.  This book includes a few easy chapters in the beginning to help us refresh our minds before we dive in into more elaborate contents that include grammar, speaking, listening and reading.  Theme-based vocabulary will offer students opportunities to learn words relevant to their daily lives at home, school, and beyond. We will use this book during both semesters of the 2017-2018 year.

You can purchase the book on Amazon, directly from Breaking the Spanish Barrier, or as used from Texbooks.

Note! Do not purchase the book until registrations are through and we know for sure the class is a go! 

Beside the book, students must bring a notebook and a pencil.

- - - Instructor: Rosana Baranov 

There is a minimum of 6 students required to run this class.

Price: $228.00

Start Date: September 13, 2017               Time: 9:00 am - 9:55 am              

Available Spaces: 1

Registration: is now OPEN for this course.
      Please verify the course timeframe works with your schedule and register through our Registration page.

A Little Princess

A Little Princess: A play adapted by Vera Morris from Frances Hodgson Burnett's Classic Story

"Sara Crewe, heiress to a large fortune, is enrolled at Miss Minchin’s Select Seminary for Young Ladies in Victorian England. At first her life is happy, but news arrives that her father has died and her fortune is lost. Sara is forced to become a servant, scrubbing cobblestones and washing cooking kettles. When a mysterious gentleman from India takes the house next door, some strange and curious things begin to happen. The enchanting story is filled with fascinating characters, both good and bad. This show is filled with comedy, drama and, most of all, charm. When things turn out splendidly for our clever Sara, it’s no wonder she feels just like a little princess" - Pioneer Drama

This semester, we will be rehearsing and performing A Little Princess. This classic story is set in Victorian England, so we will get to learn about the time period as well as work on our accents. While we will do a lot of work during our class time, it is expected that students will memorize their lines and rehearse at home as well. Students will also learn how to get into the mind set of their character: how do they walk, how do they feel about others around them, what do they want, how do they get what they want?

While this is primarily an acting class, there is a slot available for a student who wishes to take on a behind the scenes role such as stage manager. If you have a student interested in a behind the scene role, please contact us for details before registering.

Please encourage your student to familiarize themselves with the story before classes begin.

Instructor: Jocelyn Duford

We need a minimum of 9 students to cast this play and run this class!

Price: $260.00

Start Date: September 13, 2017               Time: 9:00 am - 10:25 am              

Available Spaces: 7

Registration: is now OPEN for this course.
      Please verify the course timeframe works with your schedule and register through our Registration page.

Mission: Fractions!

This class is for middle school student who have studied fractions… but may have a generally hostile relationship with them.

We will use games and hands-on activities to understand (and get the better at) fractions once and for all. While we will perform mathematical calculations, our greater focus will be the understanding of both the numbers themselves and how we might use them to our advantage. Our ultimate goal? Total victory and a mutual non-aggression treaty!
Topics include: Know your enemy; Stealth tactics; Two birds and one stone; Assessing risk; Divide and conquer; Currency exchange; Play hard, et al.

Students will have (optional, but encouraged) missions to complete outside of class each week.

Instructor: Bethany Barnosky

 

There is a minimum of 6 students for this class to run.

Price: $248.00

Start Date: September 13, 2017               Time: 9:00 am - 10:25 am              

Available Spaces: 7

Registration: is now OPEN for this course.
      Please verify the course timeframe works with your schedule and register through our Registration page.

Drawing Fundamentals

We'll use a variety of drawing media in this class to create artwork in all kinds of subjects including nature, animals, people and portraiture, and still life. Using the basic elements of composition, perspective, shading, and blending, we’ll work with different subjects and different drawing media including pencil, charcoal, colored pencil, and pen & ink.  Some of our lessons will take inspiration from the great masters, such as Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Degas, and others. The class will incorporate working from life, photographs, and imagination!

Below are the supplies needed for this class. All can be found at Michael’s, A.C. Moore, or Hobby Lobby in-store or on-line. Or you may go directly to the Blick Art Supplies website. The supplies (except the drawing pads) can be bought separately or as “kits”. Either way, basic drawing supplies are inexpensive and last a long time. I will be reviewing supplies as part of the first class and will have some on hand to use if you are unable to get all of your supplies at once.

  • Drawing pad (9”x12” or 11”x14” are good sizes)
  • A variety of drawing Pencils: 2H, H, 2B, 6B are good choices
  • Eraser (Kneaded Rubber is best for this type of class – it comes in flat gray squares or rectangles). Plain pink school erasers can be used in addition to the kneaded rubber ones.
  • Blending stumps (various sizes) (These are little white or gray rolled paper sticks with a point on them.
  • Soft vine charcoal / hard compressed charcoal / charcoal pencils ~Pencil sharpener

- - - Instructor: Tami Sciola 

There is a minimum of 6 students required to run this class.

Price: $248.00

Start Date: September 13, 2017               Time: 10:30 am - 11:55 am              

Available Spaces: 0

Registration: is now OPEN for this course. However the maximum number of students has been reached.

Musical Theatre Singing 1

The Musical Theater Group at Mosaic Explore is an introductory look at the many aspects of musical theater. It covers vocal techniques and repertoire, dance choreography and staging, plus expressing emotion and stage presence as they relate to musical theater.

The group will study songs like Seventy-Six Trombones from The Music Man, One Short Day from Wicked, To Life from Fiddler on the Roof, The Lonely Goatherd from The Sound of Music, or Into the Woods from Into the Woods. All songs are contingent upon the specific group’s ability and interest.

Instructor: Emily Peterson

There is a minimum of 7 students for this class to run.

Price: $238.00

Start Date: September 13, 2017               Time: 12:30 pm - 1:55 pm              

Available Spaces: 7

Registration: is now OPEN for this course.
      Please verify the course timeframe works with your schedule and register through our Registration page.

Model UN

Model UN is an authentic simulation of the of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making. 8th grade and high school students will have the opportunity to step into the shoes of delegates of UN member countries, parleying different issues on the agenda of this broad organization.

 

Mosaic Model UN (MOSMUN) Club is open to any homeschool student 8th grade and up who is interested in learning about global issues, UN, and Model UN simulations.

As members of our Club, students will be offered weekly lectures on UN and Model UN, games, mini-simulations, additional meetings before the conference as well as the chance to participate in one or two of the co-joint simulations with UNH students in Durham. Dr. Alynna Lyon, assoc. prof. in the Political Science Department at UNH will also visit us once or twice to give lectures around different topics of interest.

 

Although not mandatory, all students are encouraged to join our delegations and participate in Model UN conferences. All three conferences lined up for 2017/2018 year are open to high school students and only those 8th grade students with previous Model UN experience. Our third conference, EagleMUNC, is the conference we encourage everyone, but especially 8th graders, to participate in. The reason is that we want our novice 8th grade students to have enough time to solidly familiarize with Model UN procedure, research methods, public speaking and position paper writing before attending a conference. We are confident that the will be absolutely ready for EagleMUNC, which with a good reputation and a ratio of 1:5 staff to delegate will make a wonderful first conference for them.

 

Conference details:

- Secondary Schools' United Nations Symposium, a Model UN Conference organized by McGill University in Montreal, Quebec (Nov 16-19, 2017). We already have a team of 5 students interested in this conference. This conference is only open to high school students or 8th grade students with previous Model UN experience.

- Boston Model UN, organized by Boston University (Feb 9-11, 2018). We already have a team of 7 students interested in this conference. This conference is open to high school students and 8th grade students with previous Model UN conference.

- EagleMUNC, organized by Boston College (March 16-18, 2018). We already have a delegation of 9 students interested in this conference. This conference is open to high school students as well as all interested 8th grade students.
IMPORTANT: our delegations for the three conferences are already formed and registered. If you would like your student to participate in any of these conferences, please contact us ASAP to determine to what extent the conference organizers allow us to alter our delegation size!

 

As MOSMUN Club member, students are privileged to participate in Model UN conferences. There is a tremendous amount of effort to make all necessary arrangements, to prepare them and make sure their papers are in good standing, their research binders complete and their understanding of their topics and countries solid. Therefore, an upfront commitment is required from all of those who will participate in conferences, and an agreement is to be signed. There will be deadlines to be met. A student without position papers and opening speeches submitted on time will not be allowed to attend the conference, at the loss of all registration fees.

 

Pricing model

Participation in our Model UN Club is $150 for the entire year, payable upfront when registering in the club through Mosaic. All our Model UN club students are strongly encouraged to participate in at least one conference.

Preparation cost per conference is $40, payable as soon as country and topic assignment are released.

Each conference has its own delegate fee that needs to be submitted at registration for that conference. Also, there are hotel and gas costs associated with each conference. All of these details are made available to the parents of those students already interested in participating in these conferences.

 

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Cristina Drondoe has created Mosaic Model UN – the only homeschool Model UN club in NH -  two years ago. She attended the Advisor Institute through Best Delegate and passed their optional Advisor Exam to become certified. She truly enjoys guiding homeschool students through preparation for conferences and finds it very rewarding to witness their learning about world issues and international relations.

Price: $150.00

Start Date: September 13, 2017               Time: 2:00 pm - 3:25 pm              

Available Spaces: 3

Registration: is now OPEN for this course.
      Please verify the course timeframe works with your schedule and register through our Registration page.