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Crystals and Gems - The Precious Four
Explore the world of precious gemstones and find out what makes them more expensive and different from semi-precious stones.
Crystals and Gems - The Precious Four
Description
Join us to learn some fun facts and beliefs about Emeralds, Diamonds, Sapphire and Rubies, the four precious gems.
During the class we will discover facts about each, and why they have their rich colors. We will find out where they can be found and learn about some famous gems.
Many believe gemstones have special properties that promote healing, well-being and mystery. Learn more about these beliefs and let us know what you think!
Students will be encouraged to take notes on the information about the crystals presented in class, using a KWL chart.
The class will participate in a "Jeopardy" game at the end of the class to see how much they can remember about these precious gems.
* These subject areas are included in this class: science, geography, social studies, math, language arts, and a group assessment.
Learning Goals
  • Students will learn where the various types of precious gems may be found
  • Students will learn what the composition or chemical makeup of the stones are
  • Students will learn about the four C's used to value stones
  • Students will learn some folklore surrounding the stones
Outcome
  • Students will gain knowledge about the stones most valued in the modern world
Supply List
  • Students will need paper and pencil. They may bring samples of their own crystals, if desired.
Once a week One-Time Class
30 minutes Class Duration
5 Kids Maximum Class Size
Ages 8-13 Age Range
USD 15.43 Total Price Per Learner (USD)

Teacher
I hold a Bachelor's degree in Education and have taught for many years. I have loved reading since I read my first chapter book at age seven, so I enjoy teaching book studies.I have always had a passion for science. I love rocks and minerals, plants and herbs, and in general most sciences. I believe children, like myself as interested in the mysterious and the strange. Learning is an adventure. My mission is to make learning fun.
Some of my online courses include: book studies for kids from 8 to 15 years; STEM and STEAM classes; preschool classes including, phonics, pre-math, pre-language, and story times. I have a very popular series of classes on rocks, minerals, and crystals for ages 8-13. I also teach geography classes. My years as an elementary and as a preschool teacher have prepared me to teach these subjects effectively to a wide range of ages.
I enjoy teaching classes that highlight my own hobbies and interests such as gluten free cooking, and the mysterious and strange things in life. I can provide a listing of class I have developed upon request.
I am a passionate teacher with more than forty years experience teaching preschoolers to adults. I have taught in home-school preschools, private preschools and public preschools. I have trained teachers as an adjunct instructor at a community college, and have taught grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 in public and private schools. I've spent a large part of my career simultaneously holding workshops, and training and mentoring child care professionals while teaching kids full time. More than 100 child care professionals have earned a CDA credential under my tutelage. Many more have completed their associates degree in Early Childhood Education.
I have been a successful online ESL teacher for more than four years with VIPKid.
I also teach online for Outschool and just passed my second anniversary there. Some of my online courses include: book studies for kids from 8 to 15 years; STEM and STEAM classes; preschool classes including, phonics, pre-math, pre-language, and story times. I have a very popular series of classes on rocks, minerals, and crystals for ages 8-13.
While my professional experience is extensive, the heart of my passion is kids. I love playing with children to help them learn. Every child has his or her own learning style and as a teacher I strive to find how best to help children create their own learning.
I taught my first online class in 2004!
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