Fall 2019 Classes
Must bring your own stocked diaper bag (diapers, wipes, bottles, etc.) and label the bag with child's name.
|Toddler/Pre-K||Fun& Learning (Megan K.) $3
The Toddlers will have a fun day of learning, story time, crafts (simple), music, movement, and lots of playtime!
|K-1st||Mega-fun Map Skills (Christy B) $6
While there is no reading or writing required, there will be opportunities for children who already have those skills to read and label the maps. There is no homework.
Required: We will need supplies for our 3D model maps: clean milk jugs (both gallon and half gallon), milk or juice cartons, shoe boxes.
|Little PE (Cindy B) $3
Let's get the wiggles out! Our class will focus on lots of movement: playing fun games, practicing basic stretches and strengthening moves, and learning all about how to make healthy choices to keep our bodies strong. Please make sure your child wears or brings shoes fit for running and playing outside.
|Literature & Craft (Kayla D) $5
We will be exploring great children's literature with crafts and games. Children will be asked to sit through a short story and participate in an activity or craft. No reading or writing will be required. Please dress children in craft appropriate clothing.
|2nd-3rd|| Science Experiments in the Kitchen (Arika F) $15
Kitchen Science is a class that will explore the exciting world of science with everyday kitchen tools and ingredients. We will have experiments every week and learn basic scientific method. Class discussion will be encouraged. If your child has any food allergies, please don't hesitate to email me specifics.
|Apologia Astronomy (Karen M) $10
Our tour of the universe begins with our sun, the planets, and the asteroid belt. Then we set off across the stars to explore galaxies and even black holes as they reveal the marvel and might of our loving Creator. We will be using song and projects to bring information to life. We will be using the 2nd edition of Apologia: Exploring Creation with Astronomy Junior Notebooking journal (REQUIRED). The textbook, Apologia: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, which will be summarized each week, is optional.
Required: Apologia Exploring Creation with Astronomy Junior Notebooking Journal 2nd edition
|K-3rd||All About Dogs (Jodie H) $8
Join us for a fun session of learning about human's best friend - the dog! We will learn about some of the most popular breeds as well as learn about dogs who are service animals and what their tasks are and how they serve others. There will be a visit from a retired service Poodle named Ruby. This is a no homework class.
|2-8th||PE (Shannon C) $5
Get ready to move. This class is a fun and intense experience, where the kids will be engaged the entire period. The kids are required to wear clothes that they can move in; no skirts or dresses, please no jeans. They also need to be wearing tennis shoes; if they do not have tennis shoes, they will not be allowed to participate for the day.
|4th-6th||All About Dragons (Shannon C) $3
Let's explore the world of dragons. Did you know that there is not just one type of dragon? Did you know that there is a dragon on the Welsh flag? We are going to dive into the world of dragons to learn all we can about them in the next 8 weeks. We will be taking notes and reading; there will also be some homework.
Required Items: 1" binder
|Slime Science (Christina S) $20
Get your hands messy and learn all about the science behind slime! We will dive into some basic chemistry about why slime acts the way it does. We’ll dive into non-Newtonian fluids, polymers, atoms, bonds and more! The kids will make a new type of slime each week to bring home.
|Chemistry & Exploding Science (Alicia G) $15
Come join us for Chemistry and Explosion Science. We will be learning the first 12 elements of the periodic table along with experiments like making a volcano, lava lamps, and rockets, just to name a few. Homework will Not be required, but there will be extra information or worksheets to take home. Come join the fun.
|Drawing (Ruth S) $15
In this class, students will learn the basics of drawing, and create their own masterpieces using the Monart Method.
|4th-12th||Musical Theater (Tami S/ Jessica K) $10
Learn stage direction and theatrical performance while performing musical selections from the delightful musical Into the Woods by Sondheim. Class may require some additional rehearsal.
|7th-12th||Literature (Maggie L) $5 1 hour class.
We will be reading and discussing Huckleberry Finn. Some light writing may be assigned. We will mostly be trying to investigate the major themes of the book in class.
Required: You must purchase the book.
|****Class Maximum is 15 Students*****
Physical Science (Ron H) $10 2 hour class
This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. Thus, we generally recommend it as an 8th grade course. However, your student can also use it for (high school) course work. The text discusses such topics as the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on experiments to do, and they all use household chemicals and supplies. It is an excellent course for preparing the student to take a college-prep high school science curriculum. (Taken from Apologia website) We will be using the second edition. This is a homework required class.
Required Materials: Apologia Physical Science Textbook Second Edition
Note taking materials
Test and Solutions Manual recommended but not required.
|Art (Wendy H) $10 1 hour class
Warning: Hands-On Fun Lovers Only!
Drink an extra glass of “creative juice” at breakfast and bring your thinking cap to make your own masterpiece while you learn about sculpture and mixed media. Inspired by famous artists and styles, we will bring to life some terminology you may have heard dropped at art exhibits and museums but never really understood.
Homework is NOT required for this class.
*Additional Required Items:
-One 12 x 12 (or similar) canvas on stretcher bars (dimensional canvas with wood bars along the back edges). This may be recycled (already painted) and will be painted over during class to make a new creation. Board canvases (flat) are not acceptable.
-Exacto knife or utility knife with sharp blade
-A red solo cup full of various metal findings such as old bolts, gears, small screws, clockworks, springs, metal washers, nails and even small computer components. Think “steampunk,” metal, shiny, rusty.
|Creation Vs Evolution (Jessica K/ Tami S) $7 2 hour class
In this class we will be learning the major differences between Creation and current evolutionary thinking. It will be from a young earth perspective with a majority of resources taken from Answers in Genesis. We plan on it being an interactive class with group activities and lots of discussion. So, full participation should be expected. Our goal is for your kids to walk away with the ability to share the gospel using evidence of creation but also strengthen their faith of His existence by examining these evidences. No Homework
Required Items: notebook
|Geography (Blair B/ Wendy H) $10 2 hour class
In this first installment of a 3-session World Geography course, students will study the continent of Africa and the Oceana region (Antarctica, New Zealand, Australia, and the surrounding Islands). We will first dish up foundational geographic study and then add flavor and seasoning with regional history, culture, religion and current events. This course will be taught at an academically appropriate upper school level with corresponding homework and expectations. Classroom discussion and a student project are the meat of the course and as such, at-home study is necessary. Students also will complete a self-directed project of their choosing. This class alternates with Physical Science, meeting every other week for the first two hours of the day. The first class meets on 10/4. Parents, please note that this class will rely on at-home internet research and study. Please contact Wendy or Blair before registering your child for this class if your family does not permit student internet use.
Required Items: Around the World in 180 Days Student workbook, 2nd Edition, Apologia
|Speech Boot Camp (Kim S) $10
This dvd course from the Institute for Excellence I’m Writing will instruct students in proper speech writing and delivery. Students will deliver four speeches over the course of the class. Because the course is 12 weeks long, students will have to meet for four more weeks after the end of the fall session.