Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the Discovery Learning Center. We are grateful for all of our parent volunteers who teach our classes, run our resource center, clean our space, organize our events, and manage all the administrative duties that allow us to succeed as a non-profit, volunteer-led, co-op!
Most of our regular classes are taking a week off for Thanksgiving. Enjoy your holiday, and we'll see you next week!
Our workshops are free to supporting members. We request a $2-$5 (sliding scale based on what you're comfortable with) donation per family for each class day of all others to help support the DLC. Some classes have an additional materials fee listed in the class description.
NOTE: The DLC is not a drop off program. If you wish to leave the DLC campus while your child is participating in a class, activity, or club, then you must arrange for another parent or caregiver who will be staying on campus to supervise your child.
No Monday classes at this time.
Each month we will read a different fictional novel based in early modern or modern times. We will learn about the history of that time, share our own research, and discuss the book. Ages 12-15. See more details on our class web page: http://www.dlcsantacruz.org/clubs-and-classes/history-through-literature
Suggested donation: $2-5/family, free to supporting members. Materials fee for some classes
No Wednesday classes this week.
No Thursday classes this week.
No Friday classes this week.
Upcoming Classes & Clubs
The Homeschool Book Club will be meeting once a month, on the first Thursday of the month.
Details about our meetings are shared in this yahoo group and we ask that you join that group before attending.
The Santa Cruz Homeschool Book Club is a book club for homeschooled kids. Our groups include:
Bookworms: Each month we explore a book through discussion, projects and active play. A chance to share a love of books without having to sit quietly for long periods. Readers between the approximate ages of 6 and 10. It's fine if the kids listen to the books read to them.
First Thursdays: 10am-12 noon
Activity Rating: Spicy
Leader: Melody Panttaja
Bibliophiles: Exuberant readers approximate ages of 10-14. We read one middle grade novel each month and come together to discuss and experience the book through a variety of multi-sensory activities. Activities are selected to encourage thought about the key cultural, historical and literary elements of each book. Kids are encouraged to participate in the discussion of the chosen book and need to be able to focus on a variety of activities throughout the three hour club time.
First Thursdays: 9:30am-12:30 pm
Activity Rating: Mellow
Mellow- this activity is calm and tends to be focused and/or structured, good for sensitive kids
Tangy- this activity is a mix of calm and high energy periods, good for kids who can focus for short periods of time but also like to get up and move around
Spicy- this activity is high energy with a lot going on, good for kids who like to be busy and active