Children - BIG J BOOKS

Book Voyages

Book Voyages

Age groups: Mini Voyagers (Ages 6 - 9) and Explorer Voyagers (Ages 10-12)

6 week session

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Books come to life in this enrichment course that promotes literacy, creative writing, and artistic expression. Students are immersed into, the setting, the story and characters in exciting new ways. Each session will review three books during the course of six weeks. In the 50-minute class, students will discuss the story, characters and theme. Students then get to act out parts of the story with costumes, props and music. Students will create a simple craft to take home for each book. The goal of the course is to ignite a love for literacy that will help students maintain their academic momentum. Course Materials: At the beginning of the course, each student will receive a “Book Voyages Passport” and a bookmark. At the conclusion of the course, each student will receive a t-shirt and a certificate of completion.

Cost: $125.00 per student  (minimum 7 students)

Intro to Drawing

Introduction to Drawing

Age groups: 8 - 12

6 week session

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This course is designed to introduce young artists to different techniques in drawing. In this course students will learn perception drawing in which they will draw a perceived object (i.e a sneaker) from memory and then draw the actual object as a study. Students will also be introduced to the technique of establishing perspective in their drawing. This course will meet one day a week for one hour. Each student will be provided with an artist sketch pad, an eraser and drawing pencils which they will be able to keep at the conclusion of the course.

Cost ( $150.00 per student ) minimum 7 students.

Introduction to Poetry

Introduction to Poetry

Age group: 6 - 10

Length: 4 weeks

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This course will introduce students to various styles of poetry. Students will learn how to identify rhyme patterns in poetry and use them in their own creative writing. The course will review different styles in books such as Dr. Seuss. We will also listen to different song styles and see how poetry can be identified in lyrics. Students will have the opportunity to work in groups and individually. During the final class, students will present some of their creative works. Course Materials: Writing journal

Course Materials: Writing journal

Cost ( $75.00 per student ) minimum 5 students.

Origami classes

Origami classes

Age group: 6 and higher

Length: 4 weeks

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Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture. The use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Students will create several new sculptures each week that they may keep.

Course Materials: Origami paper provided Cost ( $100.00 per student ) minimum 10 students.

Promoting the good news message

The Mission of BIG J:

The Mission of BIG J:

To provide entertaining and inspiring books for young readers that illumine Biblical principles. Increase early literacy by establishing local book clubs, partnering with schools and youth organizations, and providing lesson plans with each of our books. Promote community and church involvement in raising the next generation of faithful and fearless youth with Big J Books.
The Vision of BIG J

The Vision of BIG J

is that every child learns to read early and understands the value of God, family and his or her unique self, building a strong foundation so that the maximum potential is achieved in school and life's journey.
Godly Reading Material

Godly Reading Material

Godly reading material, to promote the good news message. Our books will included bible scripture for early learning development. This exposure will aid in the awareness of faith, truth and love. A scripture a day will keep the doctor away. The fun way!