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  • Jr. Minecraft Club

    Have fun with fellow Minecrafters ages 6-8 in this JW-exclusive course. During this 4-week session we will have fun playing and learning together using Minecraft Education Edition. Students can be absolute beginners wanting to learn how to play and/or would like to improve in their Minecraft skills. We will use custom private servers to encourage learning while playing! Here is a weekly breakdown for this 4-week intro course: Week 1: Explore and Learn - A First Step into Minecraft. Students will join a custom world where we will explore in Creative Mode and learn how to play Minecraft. Our build challenge will be to build a house. Extra activities: What kind of home do you think you would like in the Paradise? Students are provided with a fun worksheet and coloring page to complete after class. Week 2: Ancient Egypt - explore the pyramids and go on a scavenger hunt to "find" Moses and Joseph, plus a papyrus station where students will learn how ancient Egyptians made paper. Included in the course: printable coloring pages, handwriting practice worksheets and a link to video resources for further learning, plus access to your own private Egyptian world! Week 3: CyberCraft: Home Sweet Hmm is a one-hour, fun, and creative introduction to a safer and better internet and the principles of digital identity, online safety, and privacy. Guided game that we complete together as we discuss internet safety for kids. Printable worksheets provided along with videos and resources that direct kids to JW.org for more activities. Week 4: STEM - Bridge Builders. Can we design a bridge and convince others of its integrity and worth? Children collaborate using their knowledge of bridges and symmetry to construct realistic bridges across the ravine in Minecraft. Minecraft Education Edition is free to download here: https://education.minecraft.net/en-us/get-started/download You are not required to sign up for the free trial or pay for a subscription. Your custom license to use during our classes is included with your enrollment in this course. Your learner will be given a custom login and password to use during our classes. At the end of the course your learner will earn a certificate of completion, logging the hours spent in class and completing any external (optional) projects/homework. This is great for homeschooling families who are required to report hours for homeschooling credit and/or portfolios! There will be another 4-week session following this course

  • Monday AM: Homeschooling with Minecraft!

    Are you a homeschooler age 10+ looking for core subjects that aren't just boring videos or textbooks? Let's make learning fun with Minecraft Education Edition! My name is Ms. Astrid and our school, Mossflower Academy, is a certified Minecraft Education organization. Using the Minecraft platform I will be using game-based learning in Minecraft to guide students through 6 weeks of exciting lesson plans. Here is our 6-week schedule from Sept. 26-Oct. 31: Week 1: History and Culture - Explore Ancient Egypt! Students will navigate a custom-built server of Ancient Egypt to learn about its fascinating geography, advanced economy, governing structure, iconic architecture, and unique culture. We will integrate Bible history into the lesson as well. Week 2: Math! Build a "Decimal/Fractions Garden". We will use graph paper to plan out a basic 10 x 10 grid and color with crayons, markers, etc, then enter Minecraft and build our decimal gardens. Students may choose to plant flowers, vegetables, ores, or other blocks. Week 3: Art & Design - Recreate an important or iconic scene from a story! Design the set and characters, then perform & print as a comic to present to the class. Week 4: Language Arts: Shipwreck Narrative. Students will explore a sunken ship and write a short story inspired by the details they collect during exploration, then free play! Week 5: Science (Ecology): Build an Orangutan Reserve! Learn about conservation & sustainability. Week 6: An Hour of Code: Timecraft. Experience a choose-your-own-adventure game with beginner coding skills! Minecraft Education Edition is free to download here: https://education.minecraft.net/en-us/get-started/download You are not required to sign up for the free trial or pay for a subscription. Your custom license to use during our classes is included with your enrollment in this course. Your learner will be given a custom login and password to use during our classes. At the end of the 6-week course your learner will earn a certificate of completion, logging the hours spent in class and completing any external (optional) projects/homework. This is great for homeschooling families who are required to report hours for homeschooling credit and/or portfolios! There will be another 6 week session following this course if you would like to continue, which will cover different lessons and subjects all the way throughout the school year. This allows you to divide the cost for an entire semester of game-based learning!

  • Homeschooling with Minecraft! (Mondays)

    Are you a homeschooler age 10+ looking for core subjects that aren't just boring videos or textbooks? Let's make learning fun with Minecraft Education Edition! My name is Ms. Astrid and our school, Mossflower Academy, is a certified Minecraft Education organization. Using the Minecraft platform I will be using game-based learning in Minecraft to guide students through 6 weeks of exciting lesson plans. Here is our 6-week schedule from Sept. 12 - Oct 17: Week 1: History and Culture - Explore Ancient Egypt! Students will navigate a custom-built server of Ancient Egypt to learn about its fascinating geography, advanced economy, governing structure, iconic architecture, and unique culture. We will integrate Bible history into the lesson as well. Week 2: Math! Build a "Decimal/Fractions Garden". We will use graph paper to plan out a basic 10 x 10 grid and color with crayons, markers, etc, then enter Minecraft and build our decimal gardens. Students may choose to plant flowers, vegetables, ores, or other blocks. Week 3: Art & Design - Recreate an important or iconic scene from a story! Design the set and characters, then perform & print as a comic to present to the class. Week 4: Language Arts: Shipwreck Narrative. Students will explore a sunken ship and write a short story inspired by the details they collect during exploration, then free play! Week 5: Science (Ecology): Build an Orangutan Reserve! Learn about conservation & sustainability. Week 6: An Hour of Code: Timecraft. Experience a choose-your-own-adventure game with beginner coding skills! Minecraft Education Edition is free to download here: https://education.minecraft.net/en-us/get-started/download You are not required to sign up for the free trial or pay for a subscription. Your custom license to use during our classes is included with your enrollment in this course. Your learner will be given a custom login and password to use during our classes. At the end of the 6-week course your learner will earn a certificate of completion, logging the hours spent in class and completing any external (optional) projects/homework. This is great for homeschooling families who are required to report hours for homeschooling credit and/or portfolios! There will be another 6 week session following this course if you would like to continue, which will cover different lessons and subjects all the way throughout the school year. This allows you to divide the cost for an entire semester of game-based learning!

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  • About | Mossflower Academy

    Hello! My name is Astrid Turner and I am excited to meet you! Here's a little bit about me and my teaching style: My family and I live in Arkansas, U.S.A. I am an unschooling mom of three, certified dance instructor and professional artist. I have been a virtual teacher on Outschool, Inc. since 2017, where I continue to offer classes to children worldwide. I offer private, limited classes on this website and hope to expand my offerings to include other teachers and educational experiences. My Story My husband and I are originally from Southern California but relocated to several locations throughout the United States until we finally settled in NW Arkansas, USA. We are active & devout Jehovah's Witnesses and have both served as regular pioneers in the past. We decided to homeschool our three children from the very beginning, so they have never been in public school. I always knew that I would homeschool my children, but I didn't know how. After much prayer and research, I decided to trust my guy and go with unschooling. My core belief is that children are natural learners; we adults can facilitate that natural desire by encouraging child-led and interest-led learning. We do not issue grades and I do not believe that testing is an accurate representation of gained knowledge, skills or talents. Instead, as an educator I focus on passion, self-confidence, encouragement and self-motivation. ​ As a local homeschooling parent, I have always taken the lead in offering opportunities for my kids and their friends. Over the years I have hosted many local workshops and co-ops, including a non-profit dance program that I created for homeschooling families in my area. I teach ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz and modern dance. I also teach dance history classes. As a professional artist I have owned my own artisan business since 2012. I am a professional dye artist, painter and seamstress. I specialize in classes that focus on self-expression and natural discussions that cross topics. An avid art fan and museum-goer, I am passionate about teaching art history, specifically modern and contemporary art movements, and I teach these subjects from an inclusive, objective point of view. Many of my classes are designed to expose young artists to new art styles and techniques and I implement Visual Thinking Strategies, which educates children on how to critique and discuss art. My classes feature well-known artists and techniques that expose young artists to new art styles and ideas. I believe that every child is an artist in their own way, and that by exposing them to different art styles and mediums, they can find their own way to create! My style of teaching Shakespeare is to first discuss the overall plot from a live theater perspective: audience, backstage crew, actor, director. I believe it is important to immerse oneself into the culture of the time, which is why I also teach an Elizabethan history that incorporates crafting, bookbinding, script reading and even an edible trifle! ​ In my Painting Poetry classes, I feature classic, contemporary, international and indigenous poets, explaining historical context and relevant facts about the poet. Learners openly discuss and share their opinions and viewpoints as we then paint a scene inspired by the poem and add it to our poetry journals. I have recently attended professional development training seminars on cultural representation, appropriation and non-biased instruction in the art world, so this is something that I incorporate in all of my history classes. It is my hope that I can enrich your child's education by offering them a chance to try different mediums, explore the diverse and wonderful planet that we enjoy, and empower them to love the learning journey that will continue throughout their lifetime. I look forward to meeting you in class! Contact Please let me know if you have any questions! ​ contact@mossfloweracademy.com Connect via Facebook Are you a teacher looking to teach online classes? Fill out this form to discuss possible opportunities to list your classes on our site! Contact Us Please describe what you teach. Only active, verified JW teachers will be considered. Thanks for submitting! Submit

  • FREE Resources | Mossflower Academy

    FREE JW Resources for Kids FREE Interactive Bible Program PREVIEW The presentation is made available for FREE to Mossflower Academy members and friends. Please do notredistribute this lesson; if you would like to share the lesson with your local congregation friends, please link them to this page instead, where they can access and download. This lesson is for personal use ONLY. It is NOT to be sold; lessons and clipart are not for commercial use. ​ Please review the Terms of Use of JW.org for more information on how the information from the links provided in these lessons can be used. Download a FREE interactive Bitmoji classroom preloaded with links to the full Online Bible Lessons course and interactive Bible course for the brochure, Enjoy Life Forever! ​ This free slideshow is an interactive classroom that allows you to schedule daily Bible study and activities for your child. All they need to do is click on the images on the screen and it will link them to JW.org . When they finish the daily lesson there is a video, music activity and a Bible Teachings lesson added as supplemental activities. ​ Not only is this a great way to teach your child to study independently, but it will also allow your child to navigate JW.org and see all of the materials and media that is available there! Subscribe for access to a downloadable copy of this FREE JW Bible study classroom for kids! Email Submit I agree to the terms & conditions Follow Mossflower Academy Scroll Down for More! FREE Printable Meeting Worksheets Join the Facebook group Study & Coloring Worksheets for FREE printables uploaded every week for both the Our Christian Life & Ministry & Watchtower study! Available in English only. ​ First, visit our bookings page and check out our available classes! ​ Next, request to join the group here and visit the Guides section for free downloads.

  • Mossflower Rewards | Mossflower Academy

    Mossflower Rewards Gain points and turn them into rewards Become a member 01 Sign Up Sign up as a member to start enjoying the loyalty program 02 Earn Points Order a plan Get 1 point for every $1 spent Book a session Get 10 points Subscribe to our newsletter Get 10 points 03 Redeem Rewards 10% off all bookings 50 Points = 10% off for all services

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