SKrafty Live at Teach Them Diligently

SKrafty Live is more than just a meetup!! Join us and other SKraftians at the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Nashville, Atlanta, Sandusky Ohio, and Rogers, Arkansas!!
Do your kids enjoy playing Minecraft? Would they love to join together with other Minecrafters to play games and have fun? Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to combine their love of the game with a super fun learning experience! Attendees will have a blast learning and playing together with friends in a family friendly environment.

SKrafty Field Trip to the Ark and Creation Museum Information

We are so excited to finally be able to have a IRL field trip!  SKrafty is going to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, and we want you to join us!

Following are the details:

Date:

Monday, April 24th – Wednesday April 26th

Agenda:

Creation Museum Visit on Monday, April 24th and Tuesday, April 25th, Ark Visit on Wednesday the 26th. Buddy Davis is scheduled to be at the Museum presenting at 3pm (Free with admission) on Tuesday.  There will be other activities at the Museum on Tuesday at other times that day for additional cost (pay at museum).  A more detailed agenda will be emailed to those who register.

Cost:

Only adults need to purchase their Creation Museum tickets now. Kid’s tickets and Adult Ark Encounter tickets are available at the gate or at Ark Encounter. We ONLY get a discount for the Adult Creation Museum ticket, and must purchase those in advance.  There is not a group discount for the Ark Encounter.  Ark Encounter Tickets for Ages 13 and up are $40.  You can purchase those tickets online at Ark Encounter.  It ends up costing $52.95 plus tax for ages 13 & up when purchasing the Creation Museum ticket with us and the ark ticket separately.

You can also purchase discounted tickets for the planetarium at this time for $5.25/each.  The regular price is $8.43.

Adults (13 – up)

Creation Museum 2 Day Pass Tickets include 2 Days at the Creation Museum ($12.95 + 6% Sales tax = $13.73) for Group rate to the Creation Museum.  IMPORTANT:  I will need to order these for our group and hand them out at the gate to get this discount.  Purchase below:

Quantity:  

NOTE:  There is not a group discount for the Ark Encounter.  Ark Encounter Tickets for Ages 13 and up are $40.  You can purchase those tickets online at Ark Encounter.

Children (Ages 5-12)

Ark and Creation Museum Combo pass includes 1 Day at the Ark and 2 Days at the Creation Museum ($34 each) – PURCHASE AT GATE or at Ark Encounter.  It is cheaper for our families to purchase the kid’s tickets as a combo ticket individually.

NOTE:  If you are ONLY going to the Creation Museum and NOT the Ark Encounter please email support@SKrafty.com.  We will purchase the kid’s discounted tickets at $9.95 each (if any) at the gate.

Planetarium Tickets:

I have reserved a set of Planetarium tickets for the Aliens: Fact or Fiction show on Monday, April 24th at 2:00 PM.  We can get a group discount of $5.25/each (reg. $8.43) if you purchase from us.

Quantity:  

 

 

Live High School Algebra 2 Class with Minecraft

It’s math time! Please join us for a fun-filled math class while we learn all about Algebra 2 for High School Students.

This course is a Full Year class, and the text book we will be using is Holt McDougal Larson Algebra 2 (2007 Version) ISBN#978-0618595419.  This book is readily available in used condition from Amazon.com.  We will have a Live class each week taught by Mrs. Kristen, assignments, and of course Minecraft activities to go along with it.

Includes the following:

  • Live Option includes live, interactive class taught in Adobe Connect virtual classroom.
  • Weekly reading assignment
  • Online, self-graded quizzes
  • Live classes are recorded for later viewing
  • Minecraft assignment is optional

Following are the details:

WHEN :

Live Instructor-led classes will take place weekly on Tuesdays at 2:15pm CST starting on 9/12/17.  Classes will be recorded so you can watch later if you have to miss.

Live Option  (Full Year, includes both semesters live class) – $159.99 or included with SKrafty EDU Subscription

Minecraft User Name:

WHERE: SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server (Not playing on SKrafty yet?  Get Whitelisted here)

WHAT:

We will have the following:

  • Weekly lesson and textbook assignments.
  • Students will log into online class portal for weekly assignments.
  • Weekly Minecraft Project.  Students will have a week to complete assignments.
  • Weekly Quiz to test progress
  • In – Game rewards for completing course milestones.

 

 

Requirements and Prerequisites:

  • Premium Minecraft Account and Minecraft for PC or MAC if doing the Minecraft option
  • Minecraft account must be whitelisted on SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server.  Get Whitelisted here.
  • Required Textbook: Holt McDougal Larson Algebra 2 (2007 Version) ISBN#978-0618595419
  • Student should know the basics of building in Minecraft, and use proper Minecraft ettiquette (no griefing, etc.)
  • PREREQUISITES:  Student should have gone through Algebra I already.
  • Students will be able to log in and begin on Tuesday, September 12th.

Need to start later or miss a few weeks?  No problem!  Just pick up where you left off.

SKrafty Live Online History Classes

History Anyone?  History is definitely one of our favorite subjects around here.  I believe it’s really important to learn about our past.  We will be starting up some NEW Live History classes for the 2017/2018 School year, and I would love to invite you all to join us!

We have 2 different offerings depending on the ages of your students.  See the descriptions below.

Notgrass America The Beautiful for Grades 4th – 8th:

America The Beautiful

This course is a full year of history curriculum covering US History from AD 1000 to the present.  The text book we will be using is America the Beautiful by Notgrass (purchased separately).  We will have a weekly Live class using our virtual classroom in Adobe Connect, assignments, and of course optional Minecraft activities to go along with it.  We WILL Be using the literature portion of this class, and the books will be assigned reading along the way.

Following are the details:

Class will take place starting on Monday, September 11th at 12:30 PM CST  Thursday, September 14th at 4:15 PM CST

Live weekly Class with in game assignments – $99.99 or FREE for SKrafty EDU Subscribers

Minecraft User Name:

Notgrass Exploring World History for Grades 9 – 12:

This course is a full year of history curriculum for High School Credit covering World History from Creation to the 21st century. Exploring World History presents ancient, medieval, and modern history from the perspective of faith in God and respect for His Word. The text book we will be using is Exploring World History by Notgrass (purchased separately).  We will have a weekly Live class using our virtual classroom in Adobe Connect, assignments, and of course optional Minecraft activities to go along with it.

We WILL Be using the literature portion of this class, and the books will be assigned reading along the way.  The writing is optional, but is available in the book as an English credit.  Alternatively, this class is a complement to our Institute for Excellence in Writing World History for High School Students OR IEW World History for High Schoolers who have never taken IEW before.

Following are the details:

Class will take place starting on Monday, September 11th at 1:30 PM CST Thursday, September 14th at 3:00 PM CST

Live weekly Class with in game assignments or FREE for SKrafty EDU Subscribers 

Minecraft User Name:

WHERE: SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server and SKrafty Adobe Connect Classroom (Not playing on SKrafty yet?  Get Whitelisted here)

WHAT:

We will have the following:

  • Weekly teacher led live class and textbook assignments.
  • Weekly Minecraft Project Assignments.  Students will have a week to complete assignments.
  • Weekly Quizzes to test progress (optional)

 

Live High School Chemistry Class with Minecraft

It’s science time! Please join us for a fun-filled science class while we learn all about Chemistry for High School Students.

This course is a Full Year class, and the text book we will be using is Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile.  We will have a Live class each week, assignments, and of course Minecraft activities to go along with it.  You can see pages of the book and check out the Table of Contents here.

Includes the following:

  • Live Option includes live, interactive class taught in Adobe Connect virtual classroom.
  • Weekly reading assignment
  • Online, self-graded quizzes for each module
  • Live classes are recorded for later viewing
  • Minecraft assignment is optional

Following are the details:

WHEN :

Live Instructor-led classes will take place weekly on Tuesdays at 4:15pm CST starting on 9/11/17.  Classes will be recorded so you can watch later if you have to miss.

Live Option  (Full Year, includes both semesters live class) – $159.99 or included with SKrafty EDU Subscription

Minecraft User Name:

WHERE: SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server (Not playing on SKrafty yet?  Get Whitelisted here)

WHAT:

We will have the following:

  • Weekly lesson and textbook assignments.
  • Students will log into online class portal for weekly assignments.
  • Weekly Minecraft Project.  Students will have a week to complete assignments.
  • Weekly Quiz to test progress
  • In – Game rewards for completing course milestones.

LAB Information:

Mrs. Julie will be showing some videos in class of the labs at times.  However, in order to receive a lab credit for this course (if desired), the student will need to purchase a lab kit such as the following and complete them throughout the week.  We will note in the assignment when this is applicable.

Discovering Design with Chemistry Lab Kit
By Nature’s Workshop Plus!

This lab kit from Nature’s Workshop Plus is designed to be used with Berean Builders’ Discovering Design with Chemistry curriculum (sold-separately). This kit provides homeschoolers with most of the items they’ll need, making science class easy-to-do for students and parents! Although many of the items may be easy to find at home or stores close by, this kit makes experiments easier to do by pre-gathering items together. Please see the Lab Supply List PDF at the above link for a complete list of what is provided in the kit.

 

Requirements and Prerequisites:

  • Premium Minecraft Account and Minecraft for PC or MAC if doing the Minecraft option
  • Minecraft account must be whitelisted on SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server.  Get Whitelisted here.
  • Required Textbook: Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile
  • Student should know the basics of building in Minecraft, and use proper Minecraft ettiquette (no griefing, etc.)
  • PREREQUISITES:  Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile is meant to be used with High School so this course will be for those levels.  Student should have gone through Algebra I already.
  • Students will be able to log in and begin on Tuesday, September 12th.

Self Paced class can be started at any time after that date, and student can go through the class at their own pace.

Need to start later or miss a few weeks?  No problem!  Just pick up where you left off.

 

SKrafty 2017/2018 IEW Classes

IEW Writing Classes
It’s writing time!  Please join us for a fun-filled writing class with live classes, grading, and some Minecraft.  These courses will be a 2 semester class, and the text book we will vary depending on the age level.  Each class can be used for a full writing or grammar credit.  We will have a live class each week, assignments, and of course Minecraft activities to go along with it.  The live class will be recorded to watch later.  These classes will be taught using methodology by The Institute for Excellence in Writing by teachers certified to teach with this method.  You can read more about this method below:

Institute for Excellence in Writing

Following are the details:

NOTE:  Due to the grading and teaching time involved these classes have limited space.

Required Textbooks (Must be purchased separately):

Please use code JoannJ if ordering from IEW.

Grades 3 – 5 Writing All Things Fun and Fascinating (Student Book)*

Humorous characters, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history will captivate 3rd–5th graders as they learn to write with structure and style.  Moving through Units 1–7, students will take notes, summarize narrative stories, write from pictures, put together a mini research report, and compose creative essays. This class is ideal for students new to IEW in 3rd-5th grade.

Grades 4 – 7 Writing Ancient History Based Writing Lessons (Student Book)*

In this yearlong course students will write about six major ancient civilizations—Sumer, Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Greece, and Rome—while working progressively through the nine IEW units and a variety of stylistic techniques. This class can be a level A or B. Students that took Fables Myths and Fairytales should be prepared for this class. If your student found Fables difficult they might want to take All Things Fun and Fascinating. New IEW students in grades 4-7 will also do well in this class. Students should be reading at a minimum of a fourth grade level.

Grades 5 – 9 Writing US History Based Writing Lessons NEW 2017 Version (Student Book) *

Students will develop their skill with the Structure and Style Writing Method while learning about interesting, important people and events in U.S. history from the explorers to the twentieth century. An optional literature component studies six novels that integrate with the historical topics used for writing assignments. Students that were in the Ancient History Based Writing class will be prepared to dive into US History. This level B class is also appropriate for students new to IEW in 5th- 9th grade. Students should be reading at a 5th grade level or higher.

Grades 6th & Up, high school students new to IEW Writing World History-Based Writing Lessons (Student Book)*

Using the Structure and Style Writing Method, students will improve their compositional skills while learning about important, interesting events and people around the globe. This year long course explores world history from Gutenberg to twenty-first-century technology.

 Grades 8th – 12th WITH IEW Experience World History Based Writing (Text, TBD)

Using the Structure and Style Writing Method modeled after continuation course Level B, students will improve their compositional skills while learning about important, interesting events, and people around the globe.  This class will focus on essays and research papers and will complement the SKrafty Live Notgrass World History Class.  This class is appropriate for those in 8th grade and up WITH IEW Experience.

Fix-It Grammar

Ingenious! Students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages that cumulatively tell a story. Fix It! encourages students to immediately apply new grammar knowledge in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills into their own writing.

Because every book in Fix It! Grammar is foundational to the book IEW’s recommendation is that all students begin with the first book: The Nose Tree. Each book includes advanced concepts, so even if your student knows much of the material, you can still begin with the first book and plan to move through it at a faster pace while adding the advanced concepts as he is ready for them. However, if you think your student has already mastered some of the concepts, use the IEW placement test below to determine where to start

http://iew.com/sites/default/files/page/fileattachment/Fix_It_Placement_Test.pdf

Level 1 Fix-it Grammar: The Nose Tree Student Book; The Nose Tree Teacher Book

Level 2 Fix-it Grammar: Robin Hood Student Book; Robin Hood Teacher Book

Level 3 Fix-it Grammar: Frog Prince, or Just Deserts Student Book; Frog Prince, or Just Deserts Teacher Book

Please use code JoannJ if ordering from IEW.

*Textbook may vary

WHEN :

Live Classes begin the week of Monday, September 11th.  There will be a week off for Thanksgiving on November 20 – 24, and 2 weeks off during December 18 – January 5th.  Second semester will begin on the week of Monday, January 8th and conclude on the week of April 30th.  Spring break will take place during the week of March 26 – 30 during which there will be no classes.

Class Times: 

Grades 3 – 5th (All Things Fun..) Mondays at 10:45 – 12:15 pm 11:00 – 12:30 PM CST OR Tuesdays at 1:30 pm – 2:40 pm

Grades 4th – 7th (Ancient)Wednesdays at 10 am – 11:30 pm CST

Grades 6th & Up (US History) Fridays at 10:00 – 11:30 am CST Wednesdays at 12:30 – 2:00 PM CST

Grades 6th & Up (World History) Tuesdays at 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CST

Grades High School (World History) Wednesdays at 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm CST Mondays at 1:30 – 3:00 PM CST

Fix-it Grammar (Nose Tree) Tuesdays from 10:00 – 10:45 AM CST OR Mondays at 12:30 CST

Fix-it Grammar (Robin Hood) Mondays at 10:00 – 10:45 AM CST

Fix-it Grammar (Frog Prince) Tuesdays at 1:45 – 2:30 pm 11:00 – 11:45 PM CST

Purchase:

NOTE:  Classes must have a minimum number of 8 students to “make” the class.  These classes are limited.

Both Semesters Writing Classes

**Writing classes are not included in the EDU subscription, but subscribers get a significant discount.  ($50 cost for class instead of $249.99).  Go HERE to sign up for the Subscription if you would like to go that route.

Live weekly Class with in game assignments (Full Year, includes both semester live class + grading) – $249.99 

Grades 3 – 5th: All Things Fun & Fascinating MONDAY Class

Grades 3 – 5th: All Things Fun & Fascinating TUESDAY Class

Minecraft User Name:

Grades 4th – 7th: Ancient

Minecraft User Name:

Grades 6th & Up (US History):

Minecraft User Name:

Grades 6th & Up (World History):

Minecraft User Name:

Grades High School (World History): 

Minecraft User Name:

Both Semesters Grammar Classes

**Fix-it classes are not included in the EDU subscription, but subscribers get a significant discount.  ($15 cost for class instead of $99.99)  Go HERE to sign up for the Subscription if you would like to go that route.

Live weekly Class with in game assignments (Full Year, includes both semester live class + grading) – $99.99

Level 1: Nose Tree  TUESDAY 

Level 1: Nose Tree MONDAY 

Minecraft User Name:

Level 2: Robin Hood 

Minecraft User Name:

Level 3: Frog Prince 

Minecraft User Name:

WHERE: SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server (Not playing on SKrafty yet?  Get Whitelisted here)

WHAT:

We will have the following:

  • Weekly teacher led live class and textbook assignments.  Classes will meet in a virtual classroom with Adobe Connect in which the teacher will present the lesson and interact with students.
  • Students will log into online class portal for weekly assignments.
  • Weekly Minecraft Project.
  • Papers and assignments will be graded in the writing classes.  Grammar classes will have online quizzes which are automatically graded.
  • In – Game rewards for completing course milestones.

Requirements and Prerequisites:

  • Premium Minecraft Account and Minecraft for PC or MAC
  • Minecraft account must be whitelisted on SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server.  Get Whitelisted here.
  • Required Textbook see class descriptions:
    Please use code JoannJ if ordering from IEW.
  • Student should know the basics of building in Minecraft, and use proper Minecraft ettiquette (no griefing, etc.)
  • Students will be able to log in and begin on Monday, September 11th.

Minecraft Inspired Egg Carton Squids

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Minecraft-Inspired Egg Carton Squids

My kids love Minecraft. They not only play the game every spare moment they can get, but they also try to collect as many Minecraft-themed toys, games, cards, and anything else they can find. If you haven’t noticed, Minecraft merchandise can be expensive. But you don’t have to buy everything when you can make some of it! We had a blast making these Minecraft-inspired squids from recycled egg cartons.

Minecraft-Inspired Egg Carton Squids

  • Make these squids with your Minecraft-loving kids!
  • What you’ll need to make the Minecraft Squids:
  • Egg cartons
  • Navy, white, and black acrylic paints
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrushes

Each egg carton cup will become the body of one squid. We know that true Minecraft squids are square, but with the right paint job, your squids will look a little more squarish. Cut out the cups and trim any excess carton. We found that the outside edge cups had more cup to work with and looked the most squid-like.

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Cut six legs for each squid from the top of the egg carton.

Glue three legs to the front of the squid and three legs to the back.

When the glue is dry, paint the entire squid, legs and all, navy.

minecraft_squid_3

When the paint dries, mix a small amount of navy and white paint together to make a slightly lighter navy. Paint a square on the front of the egg carton squid. This will become its face. Paint another small square of the lighter blue on the top of the egg carton.

Add a couple of extra drops of white paint to your lighter blue. Paint little lighter squares in the top left corner and bottom right corner of each of your darker squares.

Paint two white squares in the center of your squid’s face to make eyes. Paint one tiny corner of that square black to give your squid some pupils.

Wait for the paint to dry and display your new egg carton Minecraft squids with pride!

Geology Class Using Minecraft Blocks

It’s science time! Please join us for a fun LIVE,online science all about Biblical Geology Class taught by Dr. Marcus Ross, Ph.D. from Cornerstone Educational Supply using their Minecraft inspired rock and mineral kit!!!

This course will be a 6 Week class, and the needed supplies will be the BIG STACK rock and mineral kit, PLUS Geology Testing Kit (SKrafty Pack) from Cornerstone Educational Supply (Must Be Purchased Separately).

Following are the details:

WHEN :

Live Class begins Friday, February 10th, 2017; and will run through Friday, March 17th, 2017.

Class Time:  3:30 PM CST

Price: $29.99 (or FREE for SKrafty EDU Subscribers)

Minecraft User Name:

WHAT:

Class will include the following:

  • Weekly Live Class with Dr. Marcus Ross, Ph.D.
  • Weekly lesson and in-home assignments.
  • Weekly Minecraft Project Assignments.  Students will have a week to complete assignments.
  • Quizzes to test progress

Requirements and Prerequisites:

  • Premium Minecraft Account and Minecraft for PC or MAC
  • Minecraft account must be whitelisted on SKrafty Homeschool Minecraft Server.  Get Whitelisted here.
  • Required Materials: BIG STACK rock and mineral kit, PLUS Geology Testing Kit (SKrafty Pack) from Cornerstone Educational Supply (Must Be Purchased Separately)
  • Student should know the basics of building in Minecraft, and use proper Minecraft ettiquette (no griefing, etc.)
  • Age and Grade Level:  This class will be suitable for all ages.

Want to join us?  Spots are limited!  Sign Up Below:

Minecraft User Name: