Reedy Creek: A Charlotte Mason Community   


Reedy Creek Community 
Feast for Homeschoolers

A La Carte  Course Offerings 2018-2019

Little Opera Company of Charlotte's Opera for Beginners!

Welcome, Hannah Hoyt and Tim Laurio to Reedy Creek Community School! Fall 2018 is going to be a banner year for us all with the addition of a ten-week course in musical theater and operettas! If you're child is theatrically inclined or just loves to sing, you won't want to miss out on this valuable training that will culminate in a Christmas production of "Songs from Hansel and Gretel." It's a beautiful opera by Englebert Humperdinck -- I may be biased, but I think you will love it!

Opera for Beginners 
Learn basic theater technique, choral work, dance, and a whole lot more. 
Teachers: Hannah HoytTim Laurio

Dates: Friday September 7 through Friday November 9

Time: 4-5 pm
Cost: $150 per semester (may be paid in two installments)
Location: Living Faith Baptist Church, 8600 Hood Rd. 


Studies in English Grammar and Composition
(for the proper keeping of sustaining knowledge)

From a Charlotte Mason perspective, essays flow naturally from the mind that has been engaged with living books for several years already. The transition can be tricky, however. In this course, we will begin with detailed narration and from there transition into analyzing short texts. We will write poems and stories, dialogue, and description.

Weekly lessons will include Studied Dictation, Copywork, learning to keep a Commonplace Book, a Book of Centuries, a Nature Study Notebook, and an Enquire Within. This class will require some work at home: daily copywork, daily study of one single passage for weekly dictation, and work on biweekly short essays/narration.

This class will include: Grammar, Spelling, Composition, Critical Thinking, Creative Writing, Literature, Poetry, Handwriting, Punctuation, and Capitalization.

For ages 8 and up with exceptions on a case by case basis

Level I: Beginning Written Narration and flowing into writing paragraphs and poems
Level II: Advancing beyond basic formats into essays and stories

Taught by Megan Hoyt, children's book author and certified teacher with 24 years teaching/writing experience.

$85 per 10-week semester

Fridays 2:30-3:30 pm (level I) and 3:30-4:30 pm (level II)             


Beginning Violin Class

Fridays 2:30-3:15 pm and 3:30-4:15 pm

Cost: $150 per 10-week semester

Hannah Hoyt is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in vocal performance and film scoring, but she is also an alumni of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra and has played violin for many years. Her teaching style blends celtic and classical styles. She can't wait to meet your young fiddlers!


Sewing with Grace

Fridays 2:30-4 pm
Cost: $18 per class or $180 per 10-week semester

In this beginning sewing class, student’s will learn about their sewing machine and basic sewing techniques. Student’s will be able to complete several projects within our 10-week semester. Class includes use of sewing tools and an hour and a half per day of sewing instruction. Bringing their own sewing machine will be helpful, but they are available for rent at an additional $25.

Megan Hoyt -- Children's book author and Charlotte Mason Mentor

A certified teacher, Megan has taught at private schools, homeschool co-ops, and tutored child actors on the set of Showtime’s Emmy award-winning Homeland tv series. She brings 27 beautiful years of CM experience to the RCCS Feast. She frequently speaks on educational topics at conferences for teachers in the US and Canada. She has a BA in English and History (double major) from Southern Methodist University, and an MA in Theology from Regent University in Virginia. 
         Megan is a member of the Provender collectif, the author of A Touch of the Infinite, and in her free time enjoys playing classical guitar and going on nature walks with her husband.