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English

Imaginary Friend: Hidden Writing and Grammar Class

In 4 class meetings, students use their imagination to create a paragraph or short story about an imaginary friend. Essential writing and grammar skills are hidden inside. The class includes blended learning and fun, live peer interactions.
Allyce Zimmer
356 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 5 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
50 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 2 weeks
6-9
year olds
2-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn:
proper and common nouns
verbs
capitalization
complete sentences
writing a sentence with a series of commas
adverbs 
adjectives
paragraph/story structure
Training:
Bachelor of Science Degree: Psychology with minors in world religion, philosophy, and sociology
Teaching Certification: Preschool-Grade 9, cross-categorical special education 
Master of Education
Lifelong Teaching Certification

Employment:
11 years as a 7th and 8th-grade special education teacher 
4 years as an elementary special education teacher
2 years as English as a second language teacher online
Freelance editor and proofreader-on and off for 20 years

My son and I joined Outschool in September of 2019. We also started homeschooling at the same time. I enjoy being a parent and a teacher with Outschool. I receive valuable insight due to my two roles. 

Extra:
-I love learning. I love learning about writing, science, literature, arts, history, and many more topics. 
-I have done a lot of research, took classes, and in many cases received certification for the following:
social skills, happiness, mindfulness, crisis intervention, mental illness, disabilities, self-esteem for elementary and middle schoolers
-I have lead many clubs and classes in these areas too. I also have extensive knowledge of the impact of stress, mental illness, chronic illness, and environmental circumstances on a person's learning.
-Soccer Player and Coach: eons 
-I love working with children. 
To maximize the amount of learning, I will provide a short video or information sheet before each class meeting. This enables the students to have background information before applying the skills. This will take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Each student will take a different amount of time to write. Some students will need a little extra time between classes to write. 
papers, pencil, and eraser We will play Kahoot during the 2nd and 4th class meetings. Kahoot requires two devices like phones, tablets, and computers. If this is a problem, please contact me so I can plan an alternative.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
The paragraph essentially is an assessment. I will not provide grades. If students provide a written/typed paragraph for me to analyze, I will send feedback to the parents. 
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
This class is a type of blended learning style. Students will watch and preview a document before each class meeting to optimize the learning potential. Everything will be posted on the Outschool Classroom Page. Students may need reminders to do the class prep work. We will play Kahoot during the second and fourth class periods. Students need two devices to play like a phone, tablet, or computer. If you have questions or do not have 2 devices please let me know so I can provide an alternative.

Teacher

Allyce Zimmer
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Making Learning Fun
356 total reviews
265 completed classes

About Me

"I don't know what to write about. Why do I have to edit my paper? I don't like writing." Have you heard similar statements in your home? I heard these statements so much that I decided to do something about it. I studied various ways to teach... 
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