Home Quest Schedule

First Term of the

2019-2020 School Year

at Home Quest

 

Term 1 Classes

Tuesdays and Thursdays K-2   9:15am-2:45pm with Mrs. Dyck

The theme of the class will be Communities. Mrs. Dyck will create activities and centres based on Community structures and roles. We will weave field trips into some of these Tuesdays and Thursdays that may include police, firemen, dentists, Save-on Foods, Fort Langley and the Pumpkin Patch. These classes will run from October 8 to November 21, though there may be a field trip before or after those dates and definitely during. We will let you know once trips are booked and (as always) our trips will be available to all families.

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-5 9:15am-11:45am with Ms. Desharnais

The theme for this morning class will be Communities: Then and Now. Ms. Desharnais will design activities that address learning in Socials, Literacy and Core Competencies. It is our goal for classes to be fun, engaging and interactive, but to also address specific curriculum goals. There will still be space for student input and choice. We will weave field trips into some of these Tuesdays and Thursdays that may include Fort Langley, the Pumpkin Patch, Farms and Lochiel School House. These classes will run from October 8 to November 21, though there may be a field trip before or after those dates and definitely during. We will let you know once trips are booked and (as always) our trips will be available to all families.

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-5 12:15pm-2:45pm with Ms. Desharnais

The theme for this morning class will be Indigenous Cultures: Then and Now. Ms. Desharnais will design activities that address learning in Socials, Literacy and Core Competencies. It is our goal for classes to be fun, engaging and interactive, but to also address specific curriculum goals. There will still be space for student input and choice. We will weave field trips into some of these Tuesdays and Thursdays that may include Anvil Centre and Museum of Surrey. These classes will run from October 8 to November 21, though there may be a field trip before or after those dates and definitely during. We will let you know once trips are booked and (as always) our trips will be available to all families.

 

Students may elect to attend the AM and/or PM classes for Grade 3-5. There will be supervision over the lunch hour for those students who do stay.

Wednesdays 6+  9:15am-12pm with Ms. Desharnais

This class will be all about Crime Scene Investigation. The teacher will design activities that address learning in Socials, Literacy and Core Competencies. It is our goal for classes to be fun, engaging and interactive, but to also address specific curriculum goals. There will still be space for student input and choice. This course will ALSO weave in Science with STEM classes throughout the term. We will weave field trips into some of these Wednesdays that may include the Vancouver Police Museum and Vancouver Mystery Tour, they will also include the STEM workshops. These classes will run from October 8 to November 21, though there will be workshops and maybe a field trip before or after those dates.

 

Blended Literature and Socials Class for Grade 6+ with Ms. Desharnais

This class will be available online through Google Classroom but will also have some optional meeting times on a few Fridays to be able to explore and discuss ideas together, in person. This course will work through a novel (not yet chosen, but will be connected to Socials) and utilize historical thinking skills (Socials Competencies) and Literacy Competencies/skills.

 

STEM Workshops

This is a hands-on, interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshop. We’ve worked with STEM ACES to bring you an enthusiastic expert that will guide your child through the scientific design process and weave in various areas of the curriculum.

7 Session Dates and Times (to be held at Home Quest)

Grades 6+ 10am to 12pm

Grade 3 to 5 12:30pm to 2pm 

  • Wednesday, September 18
  • Wednesday, October 2
  • Wednesday, October 16
  • Wednesday, October 30
  • Wednesday, November 13
  • Wednesday, November 27
  • Wednesday, December 11

 

Friday Music Workshops with Mark Luongo

Mark has a great bio here on this website. We are happy to ask him to come in and give your children an introduction to his classes.

Friday, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 for Grades K-2   10am-11am

Mark offers a non-instrument musical exploration of movement and song. He will work on voice control and a variety of fun rhythmic physical activity. These classes will meet three times for one hour each. If they are successful, Mark is willing to book more Fridays throughout the term. HQ will share the cost with families, so it will only come to $5/child/class.

 

Friday, Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 for Grades 3+ 11am-12pm

Mark offers a fun and interactive introduction to music through the popular ukulele. These classes will meet three times for one hour each. If they are successful, Mark is willing to book more Fridays throughout the term. HQ will share the cost with families, so it will only come to $5/child/class.

 

Besides the programming that Home Quest offers, families are also involved in their own activities with the community and other groups, as well as independent learning at home. The best part of Home Quest is the flexibility. Every class, workshop and trip is optional and should be attended when it fits with the student’s learning plan and the family’s other activities.