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A Night at the Oscars! - Prom

We are rolling out the carpet for a memorable evening marked by glamor, good music, a dance lesson, and scrumptious dinner!

Formal attire encouraged!

Price: $30.00

Start Date: May 5, 2018               Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm              

Available Spaces: 35

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: January 24, 2018               Time: 2:00 pm - 3:25 pm              

Available Spaces: 0

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

Surrealism!

This class combines art history and painting with a focus on the form of art known as Surrealism. The class will be broken down into 2-week blocks, with each block centering around one, well-known artist. The students will learn a little bit about each artist and view slides of the artists’ work. In the first week, we will work to recreate one of that artist’s paintings, while in the second week, the students will create their own art in the style of the artist we have been studying.

Emphasis will be placed on understanding things like intent – what did the artist mean to do with this work – what impact did they want to make on the subject? On surrealism as a whole – the history of the movement and how it differed from one artist to the next, and on technique.

This class will also explore the creative process and how it changes from one person to the next. Watercolor paints will be used. The selection of artists will include Dali, Duchamp, Oppenheim, Klee, Kush, Varo, and Nash.

Important note: there is a $15 material fee payable directly to the teacher on the first day of classes.

Instructor: Beth Asaff
There is a minimum of 6 students for this class to run.

Price: $218.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               Time: 12:30 pm - 1:25 pm              

Available Spaces: 9

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

Spanish for Intermediate Beginers

Important! This class is a continuation of Spanish Semester 1 and therefore is only open to current Spanish students.

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.

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: January 24, 2018               Time: 9:00 am - 9:55 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.

Food Science Fun!

This is another Hands On Science class! Come play with your food while discovering and learning about its chemical and physical properties:
• what’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder?
• what acidy and viscosity?
• what is yeast and how does it work?
• lemon chemistry
• molecules in food: carbohydrates, proteins and lipids
• what is a GMO?
We will not always be eating! So if you have an allergy, no worries. But if you do, please inform the instructor when signing up.

There is a $20 material fee payable directly to the teacher on the first day of classes.

Instructor: Laurie Peach Toupin

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

Price: $218.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               Time: 11:00 am - 11:55 am              

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.

Creative Writing with a Science Flare

Learn the basics of writing a good lead, conclusion, and everything in between. This class will look at different types of writing such as the short story, graphic novel, as well as various paragraph styles: narrative, descriptive, persuasive, and explanatory. Each week, students will be exposed to a genre and asked to write a piece related to the style, which will be shared with the class. There will also be one or two science experiments each week to illustrate writing features — and to keep things interesting! Come prepared to “explode” with creativity! (Note: some experiments may be receptive if you’ve taken any of my classes before. But they will take on a brand new meaning when related to characters and conflict!)

Instructor: Laurie Peach Toupin

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

Price: $218.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               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.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

“When a high-spirited, red-headed orphan girl is sent to live with the Cuthberts at Green Gables, they claim a mistake has been made since they had asked for a boy. But before Marilla and her quiet brother Matthew can send her back to the orphanage, Anne’s winsome ways capture their hearts, and her winning personality and funny antics captivate all who come to know her. Both players and audiences alike will enjoy this beautiful adaptation of Anne’s adventures from childhood to maturity.” –Pioneer Drama

 

This play based on the novel by L. M. Montgomery will be the focus of our spring semester! We will learn about life in Canada in the early 20th century and really take a walk in the shoes of these classic characters. 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 mindset 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

There is a minimum of 10 students required for this class to run!

Price: $259.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               Time: 9:00 am - 10:25 am              

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.

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 age appropriate songs like I Wanna be Like You from Jungle Book, Seventy-Six Trombones from The Music Man, It's a Hard Knock Life from Annie, 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: Caresse Mailloux

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

Price: $248.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               Time: 12:30 pm - 1:55 pm              

Available Spaces: 8

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

Musical Theatre Singing 2

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 age appropriate songs like I Wanna be Like You from Jungle Book, Seventy-Six Trombones from The Music Man, It's a Hard Knock Life from Annie, 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: Caresse Mailloux

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

Price: $218.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               Time: 2:00 pm - 2:55 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.

Portrait Drawing

Learn how to capture the likeness and expression of the human head and face. In this class, students will learn correct proportion and alignment of facial features, working from still life molds, photographs, and each other! Shading and highlighting will also be approached to create realistic-looking portraits. Mediums used will be graphite pencil, charcoal, and colored pencil. Once students gain the fundamentals of creating portraits, they will also have the opportunity to work from photographs of their favorite celebrity, family member, friend, or movie character!

Prerequisite: Basic drawing experience needed! 
Suggested drawing supplies:
All of these items 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 7 students for this class to run.
Some of the semester 1 student drawings:

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Price: $248.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               Time: 12:30 pm - 1:55 pm              

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.

Intro to Drumming

It's time for a Mosaic Drumming Ensemble!

Intro to Drumming will introduce the basics of drumming including sticking techniques, reading music, creating drum parts, and rudiments. We will learn how to play snare, full set, and various percussion instruments.

Students will need their own drumsticks and a drum pad. If the minimum to run the class is met, we can place an order for drums and sticks with Let's Play Music; the cost will be anywhere between $15-35, depending on quality.

Instructor: Wil Latulippe

There is a minimum of 10 students for this class to run.

Price: $218.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               Time: 2:00 pm - 2:55 pm              

Available Spaces: 9

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

The Book or the Movie? Fiction into Film

Have you ever wondered why a film like Harry Potter is not exactly like the book? A movie might be very different from the book of which it is adapted, but this does not necessarily make one better than the other. Why is this the case? This course will examine the phenomenon of adapting short and longer fiction into film, two seemingly similar but very different mediums. Students will read selected works and then watch the film of which the work was based, studying the similarities and the differences of both storytelling styles to gain a deeper appreciation for both mediums. In doing so, students will nurture their critical thinking skills.

 

For the 14 weeks, the students will read the literature (each work is on the short side and I tried to accommodate for a middle school into high school audience) and then we can discuss a follow-up film adaptation and its remake. This course is organized around four three-week modules: one week we will discuss the original film, then the next week, its remake and the following week the literature in context to the two movies. The students will read the works while we discuss the films. Then during the final week, I plan to discuss a play or short story (TBA) that has not been made into a film and as a class we can talk about how the story might be adapted into film.

 

Students are expected to do all readings and film viewings at home. Class time will be dedicated to in-depth discussion on films and literature.

 

Novels:
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

 

Plays:
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

One Short Story: which will be announced as the course progresses.

 

Films
*As of now, the complete film can be viewed on YouTube

The Time Machine (1960, George Pal)
The Time Machine (2002, Simon Wells)

Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971, Mel Stuart)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Tim Burton)

*Of Mice and Men (1939, Lewis Milestone)
Of Mice and Men (1992, Gary Sinise)

A Raisin in the Sun (1961, Daniel Petrie)
*A Raisin in the Sun, American Playhouse (1989, Bill Duke)

 

Instructor: David Gonthier

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

Price: $248.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               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.

Writing and Public Speaking

Write it, Say it, Say it, Write it: Discovering & Developing Your Writing and Speaking Voice

 

English meets communications! Have you ever listened to a great audio book where the performer really brings someone’s writing to life? Have you ever been impressed with a speaker (like a comedian) who makes you laugh or have you ever read that book that you couldn’t put down? Did you realize that writing and speech are really one-in-the same skill? A good essay is really a good speech or a monologue that is meant to be read aloud; a good speech is really a well-developed, organized piece of writing. A strong voice is the “soul” of a good speech or essay. It determines the tone, style and point-of-view that informs the structure and flow of both essay and speeches. In the course, we will look at the three major rhetoric styles – narration/description, exposition and argument/persuasion – and through written assignments and speeches, students will learn how to discover and develop their own personal voices that they can apply to their writing and public speaking skills.

Instructor: David Gonthier

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

Price: $248.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               Time: 10:30 am - 11:55 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.

Programming with Raspberry Pi 3

Regardless of the career choice your child makes in life, there is one thing for sure, whatever career they choose, it will involve computer technology. As it stands now, technology is advancing at a substantially faster pace than regulations and laws can keep up with. As a parent, I want my children to have the skills and knowledge necessary to be at the forefront of computer science so that they can be a part of the solutions to the problems we’ll all be facing. But I don’t just want my children to have access to this knowledge, I want every child to have these opportunities.

 
In these classes, your child will learn basic to intermediate computer coding (depending on their level of experience), they’ll also become familiar with the hardware that comprise a computer system, and what each component does. Just as we teach our children the skills necessary to safely operate a motor vehicle once they’re old enough to drive, so shall we teach your children common sense cyber security skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

 
Important note! 
Each student will be required to purchase a $35 credit card sized computer called the Raspberry Pi 3, which can be connected to any computer monitor or television set. In addition to the Raspberry Pi 3 unit, students will need a new or used USB keyboard, a new or used USB mouse as well as a Raspberry Pi 3 case and a micro SD card. However, please do not make any purchases until we have ensured that the minimum enrollment numbers have been met. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact instructor Marc Murai at marcmurai@gmail.com.

Instructors: Marc Murai and Dan Richards

Note: Marc and Dan are collaborators for this programming course and will substitute for each other when the need arises.

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

Price: $248.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               Time: 9:00 am - 10:25 am              

Available Spaces: 5

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

Programming with Raspberry Pi 3

Regardless of the career choice your child makes in life, there is one thing for sure, whatever career they choose, it will involve computer technology. As it stands now, technology is advancing at a substantially faster pace than regulations and laws can keep up with. As a parent, I want my children to have the skills and knowledge necessary to be at the forefront of computer science so that they can be a part of the solutions to the problems we’ll all be facing. But I don’t just want my children to have access to this knowledge, I want every child to have these opportunities.

 
In these classes, your child will learn basic to intermediate computer coding (depending on their level of experience), they’ll also become familiar with the hardware that comprise a computer system, and what each component does. Just as we teach our children the skills necessary to safely operate a motor vehicle once they’re old enough to drive, so shall we teach your children common sense cyber security skills that they’ll use for the rest of their lives.

 
Important note! 
Each student will be required to purchase a $35 credit card sized computer called the Raspberry Pi 3, which can be connected to any computer monitor or television set. In addition to the Raspberry Pi 3 unit, students will need a new or used USB keyboard, a new or used USB mouse as well as a Raspberry Pi 3 case and a micro SD card. However, please do not make any purchases until we have ensured that the minimum enrollment numbers have been met. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact instructor Marc Murai at marcmurai@gmail.com.

Instructors: Dan Richards and Marc Murai
Note: Marc and Dan are collaborators for this programming course and will substitute for each other when the need arises.

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

Price: $248.00

Start Date: January 24, 2018               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.