Are you behind in elective credits? This summer we’re offering two elective credit classes here at the D2 Center. This is a great way to get caught up! Class sizes are small and students get one-on-one attention from our amazing staff of caring, Nebraska-certified teachers. *Please call 402-502-8534 to enroll, and make the most of your summer!*
Better Family Health: Monday, July 2 – Wednesday, July 18 (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. weekdays; no class on July 4 or 5)
This class will actively promote the health and physical wellness of students and increase their health knowledge. The prevention of health-related illness and diseases will be emphasized. Students will:
- Meet with a registered nurse and determine weight, height, body mass index, blood pressure, and pulse.
- Research, discuss, and actively participate in the Seven Pillars of Health and Eight Dimensions of Wellness.
- Keep a food, water, and sleep journal and participate in daily exercise.
- Be provided and be encouraged to eat healthy snacks and more fruits and vegetables.
- Research, study and complete assignments to understand causes and prevention of heart disease, asthma, allergies, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, stress, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Literacy and Life Skills: Friday, July 20 – Friday, August 3 (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. weekdays)
Students will have the opportunity to self-select from a variety of novels and read a wide selection of short stories, plays, articles and poetry. Daily writing, field trips, and hands-on learning will also be implemented when students incorporate the Sixteen Habits of the Mind. Students will:
- Use strategies and graphic organizers before, during, and after reading to aid in the construction and enhancement of meaning.
- Identify and explain the significance of the essential literary elements of novels (i.e. character, setting, conflict, plot, climax, resolution, theme, tone, and point of view).
- Respond in discussions and in writing to works of fiction, non-fiction, and diverse cultural perspectives by using personal, literal, interpretative, and evaluative questioning.
- Engage in informal writing assignments (i.e. reader response, free writing, focused free writing, prediction, response journals) to experience the different elements of the writing process.
- Engage in formal writing assignments utilizing all stages of the writing process.
- Write, revise, and edit an autobiographical essay.
*Classes are for D2 Center students only. A D2 Center application must be completed before a student can be enrolled. A minimum of 45 hours of class time and the successful completion of all assignments and tests is required.