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Home School Programs

Double J offers a variety of Home School programs that focus on teaching children skills that nurture a reverence for life, care-taking of both animals and the environment, learning about sustainable agriculture and creating a strong sense of community. Activities are hands on, teach a variety of socially responsible and environmentally friendly lessons and provide city kids an opportunity to get down and dirty on the farm.

Programs run Fall - Spring and are open to children from Kindergarten-12th grade

Class options:

  • Little Green Thumbs- Ages 6mo-4 yrs- More Information Here!
  • Tiny Animal Adventures - Ages 18mo- 4yrs- More Information Here!
  • Junior Farmers - Ages 3-6 yrs- More Information Here!
  • Equine Science - Ages 7-14 yrs
  • Ecology: Animals and Habitats - Ages 6-10 yrs
  • STEM Science (Chemistry & Genetics/Evolution) - Ages 10-15 yrs
  • Horticulture - Ages 7-14 yrs
  • Biology- (Ages 7-11 yrs)
  • Introduction to Digital Photography - Ages 10-18 yrs
  • Messy Mondays Art Class- Ages 8-15 yrs
  • Mixed Media Art- Ages 8-15 yrs
  • Afternoon Tea- Ages 7-14 yrs
  • Conservation Science- Ages 7-14 yrs
  • Experimental Science- Ages 7-14 yrs

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Equine Science
Ideal for Grades 2nd-10th

Instructed by Cece Grisolia and Sara Parks

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding of horsemanship through readings, hands on activities, and journaling. During this educationally rich science program, students will learn: how horses move, their anatomy, horse's jobs, horse's gaits, their wants and needs, proper care, horse history and art!

The journal resource is PACKED with interactive pages that will allow students to travel through horse and human history, document their results from various experiences, record what they've learned, complete breed of the week profiles, understand equestrian vocabulary and even some crafts!

Cost: Classroom Only is $20 per class (runs in 4-10 week sessions)
Riding Add on is $40 per lesson

Current Class Offerings:

Spring Semester runs for 8 weeks from the week of March 30th-May 18th

Mondays 9:45-11:15 AM (Spring 2020 Semester)

Tuesdays 9:45-11:15 AM (Spring 2020 Semester)

Wednesdays 9:45-11:15 AM (Spring 2020 Semester)

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Contact us for group riding openings before or after class!

Please contact us for correct placement prior to signing up for class

Classroom time with riding is 2 hours and 15 minutes

Horticulture
Ideal for Grades 3rd-8th

Instructed by Amanda Thomsen

Throughout this course, students will learn about plants, soil sciences, seeds, composting, vegetable gardening, urban agriculture, botany, sustainability and insects through hands-on activities and fun exercises. We will choose vegetable varieties to plant out in the farm’s garden and students will bring home seedlings to be grown at home in their own gardens. Students will use and interact with the animals and plant life at Double J in class.

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​Class time: Wednesday from

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 per class or $140 for the 8 week semester

Current Class Offerings:

Wednesdays 12-1:30 pm (Weeks of March 30th-May 18th)

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Afternoon Tea- Biography
Ideal for Grades 2nd-8th

Instructed by Rotating Instructors

This "Biography" class incorporates an inventive and engaging way to learn about famous Artists, Authors, Poets, Inventors and Historians! Each week we will be holding a tea (or cold lemonade) where the "guest of honor" will be a famous person. Children will learn about the featured guest, examine examples of their works, and discuss the importance of their contribution to society. Throughout class we may read a book, do an art project, or incorporate other hands on methods of learning. Children are encouraged to dress for the period.
Tea (or cold lemonade) will be served. Children are encouraged to bring a "tea time" snack.

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​Class time: Wednesday from

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Cost: $10 per class or $75 for the 8 week semester

Current Class Offerings:

Wednesdays 1:45-2:45 pm (Weeks of March 30th-May 18th)

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Biology
Ideal for Grades 2nd-5th

Instructed by Cece Grisolia

Instructed by Cece Grisolia who is a recent graduate with a bachelors in Biology. This comprehensive course is designed to teach elementary school students important biology concepts such as ecosystem fundamentals.  This class will combine readings and hands-on experiments to understand how these living things work. Students will use and interact with the animals and plant life at Double J, as they expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around us!

​Class Information:

Cost: $140 for the 8 week semester

Current Class Offerings:

Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Weeks of March 30th-May 18th)

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Ecology: Animals and Habitats
Ideal for Grades 1st-4th

Instructed by Cece Grisolia

Does your child have a love and interest for animals and their environment?!

Students in this course will gain a strong understanding about habitats and the animals and plant life that call them home! The class will be enhanced through readings, hands-on-activities, experiments, observations, and journaling.

Each semester will feature a new habitat that your child will become an expert on! Activities include: journals, outdoor exploration, experiments, and plenty of animal interaction!

Spring Habitat: Tropical Rain Forest

Class time: Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: $160 for the Spring 2020 Semester

Session Dates: Weeks of March 30th-May 18th

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Introduction to Digital Photography
Ideal for Grades 4th-12th Grade

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Get to know your camera with this class as we explore the basic fundamentals of photography. Throughout the semester we will master camera lenses, lightning, portrait techniques, landscapes and much more! Each class will include indoor and outdoor photo shoots, class critiques and post processing tips.

  • Class Requirement: Digital SLR Camera

 

​Class time: Mondays from 1:45-3:15 PM and Tuesdays from 9:45-11:15 AM

Cost: $160 for the 8 Week Spring 2020 Semester

Session Dates: Week of March 30th-May 18th

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Conservation Science
Ideal for Grades 3rd-8th

Instructed by Amanda Thomsen

Conservation Science focuses on how to protect and restore biodiversity (the diversity of life on Earth).  To preserve biodiversity, scientists must answer three general questions:
1.  How is the diversity of life distributed around the planet;
2.  What threats does this diversity face? and
3) What can people do to reduce or eliminate these threats?
Join us as we explore why conservation is important and learn ways you can conserve and protect the planet.

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Cost: $20 per class or $140 for the 8 week semester

Current Class Offerings:

Thursdays 1:30-3:00 pm (Weeks of March 30th-May 18th)

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Experimental Science
Ideal for Grades 3rd-8th

Instructed by Cece Grisolia

Get energized this semester as we learn all about the scientific method. Science experiments are a great way to pique a student's interest in STEM careers and concepts. Each week students will work through an experiment focused on topics such as Heat, Energy, Light, Electricity and Magnetism.

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Cost: $20 per class or $140 for the 8 week semester

Current Class Offerings:

Wednesdays 1:45-3:15 pm (Weeks of March 30th-May 18th)

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STEM Science
Ideal for Grades 4th-10th

Instructed by Rebecca Irwin

Designed for home school families who want to provide high-level science education to their children, students in this course will be challenged to higher order thinking through activity-based learning. Topics include: motion, gravity, solar system, star and element formation, conservation, sustainable agriculture and much more!

Students will use and interact with the animals and plant life at Double J, as they expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around us!

*Activities include data analysis, so students should understand math through fractions and decimals.

Classes meet on: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:30 PM

Cost: $140 for 8 week Spring 2020 Semester (Weeks of March 30th-May 18th)

Tuesday: Chemistry

The winter session will focus on Genetics of Populations and Evolution

Thursday: Genetics & Evolution
The winter session will focus on Nuclear Chemistry and the Chemistry of Life

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Mixed Media Art Course
Ideal for Grades 3rd-8th

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

Through different mixed media, students in this course will learn what it takes to be an artist.

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(Please note Wednesday and Thursday classes have different weekly mediums)

Classes meet on: Wednesdays from 12:00-1:30 PM and Thursdays from 9:45-11:15 AM

Cost: $25 per class or $175 for full 8 week spring semester (Weeks of March 30th-May 18th)

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Messy Mondays Art Class
Ideal for Grades 3rd-8th

Instructed by Jennifer Michalski

This class is unique in its push toward creative expression in a “slightly” unstructured format. Children will explore different “messy” mediums while learning how to think outside of the box. These art projects are definitely “do not try these at home” warranted. Students will wear long sleeved smocks and should make sure they are wearing appropriate older clothing.

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Classes meet on: Mondays from 12-1:30 PM

Cost: $25 per class or $175 for full 8 week spring semester (Weeks of March 30th-May 18th)

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