Author Archives: Amy Stern

Number Skills and Games (Amy)

Do numbers freak you out?  Does the idea of math make you nervous?  Could you use practice with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and/or decimals?  Do you just enjoy learning about numbers through playing games?  If you answered YES to any of these questions, this class could be for you!

This course will be an opportunity to increase your confidence with numbers and solidify computation skills that will set you up for success on your continued math journey.

Learning will happen through games as well as direct instruction and practice.

Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion (HS Only) (Amy)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

This course will focus on reading and discussing the book “Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion” by Gabrielle Blair.

In our current reality of abortion restrictions in many US states, this text offers us a new way to think about the responsibility of pregnancy prevention.

While the book is generally binary in its discussion of reproduction (“men” and “women”), we will take a more expanded and inclusive approach of considering those with the ability to produce sperm and those with the ability to produce eggs.

Some reflective writing will be included in this course, as well as a project that will serve to summarize and share your learning.

Required texts/materials: https://a.co/d/cIaYiED The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

MS Sexual Health (Year-long) (Amy)

Note: This class is open to middle school students only.

Last term we covered communication, consent, and what it means to have healthy vs. unhealthy relationships.  This term will be more focused on bodies, gender, and sexual orientation.

We will continue to learn through reading, videos, and conversation!

Queer History of the United States (Amy and ASam)

The fight to exist as Queer people is not new – people right here in the United States have been trailblazing a path for centuries.  Join us as we learn about how Queer folx have protested, struggled, lived, loved, thrived, and imagined.  The battle for equality is not over.  Be inspired by those who have come before you, and learn how where you sit today can influence the future of Queer rights movements.

This course will consist of reading, reflective writing, and rich class discussions.

Required texts/materials: https://a.co/d/0WNERgM The instructor will procure the texts/materials.

Trivia! (Amy)

Are you a fan of trivia games?  If so, join us for this once-a-week class.  Throughout the term we will learn about and play different types of trivia AND we will create our own games.

Come along on this fact-learning, game-playing, fun-having adventure!

HS Sexual Health (Year-long) (Amy)

Note: This class is open to high school students only.

Last term we did some deep dives into communication, consent, red-flags and green-flags in relationships, and how the media influences our beliefs about relationships.

This term we will begin to focus more heavily on gender, sexual orientation, and what sex means to us.

Just Dance! (Amy)

Offered based on student request, this class will give us a once-a-week opportunity to DANCE!

Do you feel like your don’t have any cool moves of your own?  That’s okay!  We will be using the video game “Just Dance” to increase our coolness quotient, and maybe even work up a sweat in the process.

Come dance with us!

Huichol Yarn Painting (Amy)

 

Known for their exquisite and vibrant art, the Huichol people of Mexico are known world-wide for their yarn painting.  Learn the history and symbolism behind Huichol artwork, create your own yarn painting, and contribute to a yarn painting that will live at PSCS!

 

All work for this course will be completed in class.

 

Handwriting (Amy)

While much of the writing we do today is electronic, there is no replacement for having legible handwriting.

Offered by student request, this once-a-week class will offer you an opportunity to practice and improve your handwriting skills.

All work will be completed in class…but the results of your work will benefit your whole life!