2018/19 Course Descriptions

Key for class levels

Please note that we don't necessarily fit into exact grades, especially as homeschoolers learning at our own pace, so this is a very general guideline. Please put your child in the level in which you feel he or she will thrive. 

Elementary:

Dolphin Swimmers - 1st/2nd graders
Time Travelers - 2nd/3rd graders
Banana Smoothies - 3rd/4th graders
Seahorses - 4th/5th graders
Dragons - 5th/6th graders

Upper School:

Yellow - 7th/8th
Blue - 9th/10th
Red - 11th/12th

Test course

Overview This is the course overview. Syllabus This is the course syllabus. Reading Materials You…

Bridge Literature 2019/20

Mrs. Cindy Miller Course Description This class will challenge students to read widely and write…

Speech & Debate 2019/20

ODE Speech and Debate 2019/2020 Ms. Linnea Carrera Introduction: In Speech and Debate, students will…

Spanish 2019/20

Course Description Mrs. Sylvia Amador Spanish for Beginners, or Spanish 1: This class will provide…

Art 2019/20

Ms. Melissa Hammer Course Description: This course focuses students executing classical skills and refining methods….

P.E. 2019/20

Mr. Johnathon Miller Course Description PE exists to engage the students in a positive, communal,…

Theater 2019/20

Ms. Linnea Carrera Introduction: In Theater Arts students will learn theater history, dramatic analysis, and…

US Geography 2019/20

Course Description Ms. Tara Clark This course will cover the geography of the United States….

History 2019/20

Ms. Shama Jacover Shama Jacover is a certified teacher and has taught within various CPS…

Science 2019/20

Course Description CLick here to view and/or download the course description pdf. Click HERE to…

Literature 2019/20

High School Literature Class 2019-2020: Book List  Welcome to the high school literature and composition…

Spanish 2019/20

Course Description Mrs. Sylvia Amador Spanish 2/3 or Advanced Spanish This class will help students…

Art 2019/20

Course Description No course description yet.

P.E. 2019/20

Mr. Johnathon Miller Course Description PE exists to engage the students in a positive, communal,…

Biology 2019/20

Ms. Ariana Potter Please click HERE for the description, syllabus, and all related course information.

Literature 2019/20

Course Description This class will encourage students to read a variety of genres. We will…

Chicago History 2019/20

Teacher Ms. Shama Jacover Overview: This class will utilize various research techniques and data collection…

P.E. 2019/20

Course Description No course description yet.

Literature 2019/20

Banana Smoothies – Literature Session One  Required Book –  Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue  by…

Music 2019/20

Course Description This year in music we are exploring “what is music?” The answer to…

Unit 2019/20

Mrs. Christy Tello Hello wonderful families of ODE!! This year 2019/2020 in our UNIT class…

Science 2019/20

Course Description Introduction to General Science. In this class we will learn about the building…

P.E. 2019/20

Mr. Johnathon Miller Course Description PE exists to engage the students in a positive, communal,…

Literature 2019/20

Dolphin Swimmers – Literature Session One During this session, we will be reading books with…

Music 2019/20

Course Description This year in music we are exploring “what is music?” The answer to…

Unit 2019/20

Course Description No course description yet.

Science 2019/20

Course Description Children learn by doing! Throughout the year at ODE we will be learning…

P.E. 2019/20

Mr. Johnathon Miller Course Description PE exists to engage the students in a positive, communal,…

Literature 2019/20

Dragons – Literature Session One  Required Book – 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass Amanda and…

Music 2019/20

Course Description This year in music we are exploring “what is music?” The answer to…

Dragons Art 2019/20

Ms. Melissa Hammer Course Description: These courses will build on the fundamentals of art and…

Science 2019/20

Course Description Introduction to General Science. In this class we will learn about the building…

P.E. 2019/20

Mr. Johnathon Miller Course Description PE exists to engage the students in a positive, communal,…

Literature 2019/20

Seahorses – Literature Session One  Required Book – 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass Amanda and…

Music 2019/20

Course Description This year in music we are exploring “what is music?” The answer to…

Unit 2019/20

Mrs. Christy Tello Hello wonderful families of ODE!! This year 2019/2020 in our UNIT class…

Science 2019/20

Course Description Introduction to General Science. In this class we will learn about the building…

P.E. 2019/20

Mr. Johnathon Miller Course Description PE exists to engage the students in a positive, communal,…

Literature 2019/20

Time Travelers – Literature Session One  Required Book –  Space Taxi: Water Planet Rescue  by…

Music 2019/20

Course Description This year in music we are exploring “what is music?” The answer to…

Unit 2019/20

Mrs. Christy Tello Hello wonderful families of ODE!! This year 2019/2020 in our UNIT class…

Science 2019/20

Course Description Children learn by doing! Throughout the year at ODE we will be learning…

Dragons World Geography

Mrs. Nancy Quandt World Geography will systematically cover the study of all the continents. The…

Dragons Literature

Mrs. Criminger’s session I, upper elementary literature classes will have two types of activity. 1….

Dragons Science

Mrs. Kathy Galassini Intro to Earth Science In this class we will learn about the…

Dragons Art

Mrs. Lauren Feece Course Description: This course introduces the student to a new way to…

Dragons PE

Mrs. Jennifer Mattuci Description P.E. is a high-energy, fun class that will get students moving…

Dragons Music

Show Choir is a performance-based class, where students learn to prepare and perform popular music….

Seahorses Unit

Mrs. Christy Tello Learning about Illinois from A to Z. From Jane Adams to Zoos…

Seahorses Art

Ms. Melissa Hammer Course Description: These courses will build on the fundamentals of art and…

Seahorses Literature

Mrs. Criminger’s session I, upper elementary literature classes will have two types of activity. 1….

Seahorses PE

Mrs. Jennifer Mattuci Description P.E. is a high-energy, fun class that will get students moving…

Seahorses Science

Mrs. Kathy Galassini Intro to Earth Science In this class we will learn about the…

Seahorses Music

Show Choir is a performance-based class, where students learn to prepare and perform popular music….

Banana Smoothies Art

Ms. Melissa Hammer Course Description: These courses will build on the fundamentals of art and…

Banana Smoothies PE

Mr. Johnathon Miller Course Description PE exists to engage the students in a positive, communal,…

Banana Smoothies Unit

Mrs. Christy Tello Learning about Illinois from A to Z. From Jane Adams to Zoos…

Time Travelers Science

Rock-On. An introduction to Earth Science Mrs. Kathy Galassini Through hands-on-learning students will be introduced…

Time Travelers PE

Mrs. Jennifer Mattuci Description P.E. is a high-energy, fun class that will get students moving…

Time Travelers Art

Ms. Melissa Hammer Course Description: These courses will introduce & explore the fundamentals of art…

Time Travelers Literature

Mrs. Allison Andrews The Time Travelers Literature class will read 1-2 chapter books per session….

Time Travelers Music

This class aims to provide a more in-depth music curriculum, using singing, instruments and composition…

Time Travelers Unit

Mrs. Christy Tello Learning about Illinois from A to Z. From Jane Adams to Zoos…

Dolphin Swimmers PE

Mrs. Jennifer Mattuci Description P.E. is a high-energy, fun class that will get students moving…

Dolphin Swimmers Art

Ms. Melissa Hammer Course Description: These courses will introduce & explore the fundamentals of art…

Dolphin Swimmers Unit

Mrs. Christy Tello Hello wonderful families of ODE!! This year 2019/2020 in our UNIT class…

Dolphin Swimmers Science

Rock-On. An introduction to Earth Science Mrs. Kathy Galassini Through hands-on-learning students will be introduced…

Red – Literature

2018-2019 Red Class Syllabus From short stories to Mark Twain to memoirs to mysteries, this…

Blue – Literature

Blue Class Syllabus/Book List 2018-2019 Session One: Foundations We will spend the first session reviewing…

Yellow, Blue – Civics

Mrs. Elizabeth York Class Description: CIVICS – US and IL Constitutions and US Flag Code…

Yellow, (Blue)- Literature

The Yellow Literature Class is geared towards 7th-8th grade readers and writers. During the 2018-19…

Yellow, Blue, Red Art

Exploring the Creative Spirit: Upper School (7-12th grade) Mrs. Lauren Feece Course Description: This course…

Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers can opt out of the Kindermusik class and arrive at 9:30 for our full…

Ladybugs

Ladybugs can opt out of the Kindermusik class and check in at 9:30 for our…