TKG’s mission to re-think education has deep roots in the un-school/homeschool movement. For the last seven years, we have been building a school that steps away from the confines of the industrial revolution model of education; and on that amazing journey, we have found that our community flows in many different ways. In response to a growing need for flexible, project-based and emotionally safe environments, with a supportive community setting, we are launching a homeschool enrichment program.
Now, some of our signature learning experiences such as: field days, project-based classes and passion projects can be experienced without a full day schedule.
Scroll through our offerings or select a focus:
- IEP Support
Field Day with TKG (off-site at a local park) – MONDAYS 9-2pm
IEP Tutoring – 5th/6th Grade – WEDNESDAYS BETWEEN 8.30 AND 11.30am
On Wednesday mornings we offer tutoring with the added bonus of social time with our students (with 10-11 year olds). So, your students get one on one time for either guidance ( IEP focus), extra help with academics or support with going deeper on specific projects. Depending on what time they join, social time (i.e., snack or movement) is included. Facilitated by Natalie Stone, a TKG teacher.
8:30am session – opportunity to join morning groups
9.30am session – opportunity to join passion projects
10.30am session – opportunity to join maths/science projects
Empathy Class (ECHO) – 5th/6th Grade
Join our 5th and 6th grade students for a class on understanding, experiencing and developing empathy. It is simple, valuable and necessary for the healthy development of children and society.
Students arrive at 12:30 to join our “movement” time (outdoor play) and the class is from 1 to 1:30pm.
The class is faciliated by Renee Dokmanovich, a registered nurse, ECHO certified facilitator and TKG parent.
7th Grade English Classes
Beginning Week of April 16, 2018
English – 6th/7th Grade – Journalism. TUESDAYS @ 12.30pm
The TKG Times – independently run for the journalists, by the journalists! This class will introduce students to the fundamentals of news writing and publishing a school newspaper. Techniques for interviewing, writing leads, news story patterns, proofreading, and layout designs are introduced. Things to practice to get ready for this class: extended writing, proofreading, and computer skills.
English – 7th Grade Accelerated Reading. TUESDAYS @ 9am
This class is designed for the student (age 12/13/14) who is reading at a high level (two (2) years above grade placement for example) and is capable of organizing and completing assignments independently. Reading selections are developed through the use of: context clues, main ideas, details, inferences, foreshadowing, and reader’s knowledge of material, character role-playing and other critical reading skills. Literary techniques and story elements are discussed with each selection. Silent reading techniques such as Preview, Question, Relate, Read, Review, and Demonstrate are discussed and modeled with each selection.
English – 7th Grade – Developmental Reading. TUESDAYS @ 11am
At TKG, responding to the student is more important than checking the boxes off. Knowing that some students need their own timeline in understanding and processing, this class is designed for the student who needs more time to work through reading and projects. The reading strategies of QUESTION, PREDICT, REVIEW, CONNECT, and EVALUATE are practiced with the goal of reinforcing skills necessary to successfully read “grade-appropriate” material.
English – 7th Grade – Developing the Writing Process. WEDNESDAYS @ 9am
In this class, students ages 12/13/14 will work on these concepts to build confidence in their writing: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and sharing. Emphasis is placed on paragraph development and speech skills.
English – 7th Grade – Creative Writing. WEDNESDAYS @ 11am
TKG’s “Creative Writing” class explores different genres of writing, through both reading and writing, as well as the other necessary tools needed to improve writing and composition skills. Like our passion project class, this course is designed with the goal of inspiring students to develop original pieces and ideas. Through writing and practicing critical thinking students will learn to become better readers, writers, and thinkers. We will focus on the following writing genres: autobiographies, family storytelling, fairy tales, fantasies, short stories, and journals.
English – 7th Grade – Public Speaking. THURSDAYS @ 9am
Our class provides instruction and experience in preparation and delivery of speeches within a public setting and group discussion. The final meeting will be the opportunty to present a speech or oratory exercise at TKG’s “Celebration of Learning” on June 20th from 9-12pm.
Learning will focus on: research, preparation, delivery, and evaluation of informative, persuasive, and special occasion public speaking. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and deliver well-organized speeches and participate in group discussion with appropriate audiovisual support. Students should also demonstrate the speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills necessary to be effective communicators in academic settings, in the workplace, and in the community.
Passion Project Management – THURSDAYS @ 9am
Pursue your passion and create the habits to see your vision from concept to project/product with TKG. This is open to students ages 5 to 12 as a session offering (you can join within the first weeks of the session). The Thursday meeting is facilitated by a mentor teacher or advisor. The Friday class is about moving your project forward with hands-on work.
Students work in mixed age groups (from ages 5 to 12) however, project trajectories are designed with developmental capacities in mind. There is a community presentation event the evening of March 28th.
More Than Sex Ed – Healthy Sexuality Class
Weekly Workshop Format – 4/5/6TH Grade
Tuesdays, 11am-noon – Click here for registration information
Single Classes or Math & Science Core or Language Arts Cores (by invitation; please inquire)
Classes meet daily, Tuesday through Friday:
9:00 Passion Projects
1:00 to 2:00 Reading, Writing, Speaking
2:00-2:55 Social Studies/History
Math concepts: +/-/x fractions, division w/2-digits divisors, operations with decimals and whole numbers, volume
Reading concepts: Understanding texts (fiction and non: fables, novels, short stories, articles, myths,etc.) to develop ideas and higher order thinking questions, support ideas with specific details or quotes, interpret metaphors/comparisons, identify the author’s point of view and how it affects the content of a text, enhance vocabulary/spelling, use technology to gather information across multiple sources safely
Writing concepts: Develop more as writers by writing about many different topics; include details, perspectives, multiple parts of speech, begin understanding the importance of paraphrasing, outlining, typing, revising work and citing sources.
Science concepts: Matter and its interactions, matter and energy in organisms and ecosystems, Earth’s systems, stars and the solar system, engineering design
Social Studies concepts: The development of the nation with an emphasis on the people who arrived here and why they came. Students learn about colonial government, the ideals of Enlightenment, and that our country is run on a Constitution that derives it’s power from the people. Students will explore the revolution that sanctioned slavery, land conflicts, westward movement, and they experience the cause, the course, and the consequences of the early explorers quest for independence.
Learning Habits: Developing growth mindset, using oral and written communication to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, persevere in solving challenging in-depth problems
Register for a Core Class:
Come for first half of the day (9am to 1pm) for math and science subjects including personal project time & lunch. Or come from 12 to 3 for language arts/social studies/history subjects including lunch.