Course Descriptions 2020-21

Social Studies

 

High School

World History (Hamilton)

We live in a fast paced, ever-changing world, and one of the ways we understand where we are is by understanding where we have been. 20th Century World History will explore all the highlights, and lowlights, of our world’s history. We will look at all aspects of world events and how, by God’s providence, those events shape the world we live in today.  The curriculum for world history is The Visual History of the Modern World, by General editor Terry Burrows.

Worldview  (Moscoso)
We live in times where anything goes, no one is right, and to suppose you are right is bigotry.  How does a young adult navigate his or her way to firm convictions on ethical topics of marriage, gender roles & family, government & politics, science, history, and arts & culture.  How does Scripture help us through the cultural confusion?  This course is designed to engage students in a conversational way on the importance of formulating clear convictions and perspectives, and as importantly, interacting with others in love.  This course is a wonderful preparation for the university and college environment. 
Text:  Christian Worldview, BJU Press 

Middle School
Florida History (Hamilton)

The state of Florida is boasts the longest history and oldest settlement in the entire United States. This class will explore all of the nuances and seldom studied parts of Florida’s history. We will cover everything from the common and relevant dates in Florida history, to the rich art, literary, and multiple cultural influences that shaped the state until the present era.  For middle school Florida history, we are primarily using a public domain Florida history curriculum found of the University of Florida’s education portal, along with one other book as I narrow down my options. Also, the students will need to purchase both volumes (here and here) of A Land Remembered, student edition, for a literature study to accompany our study of life in Florida near the turn of the 20th century.

Elementary                          

Florida History (Hamilton)

 

The state of Florida is boasts the longest history and oldest settlement in the entire United States. This class will explore all of the nuances and seldom studied parts of Florida’s history. We will cover everything from the common and relevant dates in Florida history, to the rich art, literary, and multiple cultural influences that shaped the state until the present era.  For Elementary Florida history, the curriculum is PACE 1037-1042. I bought it from Christianbook.com:https://www.christianbook.com/grade-4-florida-history-paces-1042/pd/6652700?event=PRCBD1

God’s World -Around the World in 180 Days (Geography and World Cultures)- Part I                         

Come explore God’s World as we travel to 10 different countries on 6 continents and learn the geography, customs, language, and arts of places around the world. Each month will focus on a new place as students learn mapping skills, animal habitats, create crafts, enjoy music, and taste exotic foods from various places across the globe. Emphasis will be placed on the beauty and differences of all God’s people and the unique traits and manners of each area.  $25 supply fee required.  

**Elementary Geography is a 3- part series- these classes may be taken in any order.

Part I- 10 World Countries, Part II- 10 World Countries, Part III- Road Trip USA

Science

 

High School 
 

Chemistry (D.Moury)

This course is designed to be a first-year high school class that gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry in preparation for future college-level courses. The course covers topics such as significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. In order to understand this text, students should have already completed Algebra I. With the amount of required work and the inclusion of labs, this course can be considered an honors-level course. However, it should not be considered sufficient for an Advanced Placement (AP)-level class.

 

Materials needed:  Exploring Creation With Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Apologia Book, Solutions and Test Booklet, 3-ring binder (1 ½”), college-ruled paper, tab dividers numbered 1-16, 100-3x5 lined index cards, Basic scientific calculator - Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS (about $15)

 

Format:  Students are expected to read the material and complete assignments in preparation for class. Tutoring time is spent discussing key concepts in each module and performing experiments. Tests are primarily taken at home, brought back to class and submitted for grading. There are occasions when some tests or quizzes are conducted during the class time. While lab experiments are performed in class, resulting lab reports are completed at home and returned to the teacher for grading.

Lab Fee: $45 paid at registration

Anatomy/Physiology with Lab

This is a college-prep course that provides an advanced study of the human body’s 11 organ systems. The course provides the student with a solid background in advanced biology. In addition to the Apologia text, experiments, dissections & reading material have been integrated into this course.

Prerequisite: Biology (and Chemistry is recommended)

Materials needed:

Exploring Creation with Advanced Biology: The Human Body, 2nd Edition textbook and student notebook

The Anatomy Coloring Book (optional, but recommended)– Kaplan – any edition, 5th or later is best

Paper and/or notebook and something to write with in class

Colored pencils

2-pocket folder 

Lab Fee: $60 for the year (paid directly to the instructor and due at registration)

Format:

Class time is spent discussing the concepts in depth, utilizing collaborative discussion opportunities and performing labs. Students are expected to read the text and complete textbook assignments at home. Material and labs in addition to those in the textbook will be presented to aid in learning the concepts. Students are expected to complete the On Your Own Questions and Study Guide for each Module in addition to written lab reports. Parents need to be prepared to assist and review correct answers for adequate test preparation. Tests will be taken in class for most but not all modules.

Biology with Lab (M. Moury)

Exploring Creation with Biology provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. With a strong emphasis on the vocabulary of biology, the course provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems.  It can be counted as an honors level course.

Materials needed:

Exploring Creation With Biology, 2nd Edition, Apologia Text Book

Exploring Creation With Biology, 2nd Edition Solutions Manual

Optional: Exploring Creation With Biology, 2nd Edition, Student Notebook

Paper and/or notebook with something to write with in class

Colored Pencils

2-pocket folder without paper binders inside

Lab Fee: $45 for the year (paid directly to the instructor and due at registration)

Format:

Class time is spent discussing the concepts in depth, utilizing collaborative discussion opportunities and performing labs. Students will be expected to read the text and complete all assignments at home. Reading material, dissections and labs in addition to those in the textbook will be presented to aid in learning the concepts. Students are expected to complete the On Your Own Questions and Study Guide for each module. Parents need to be prepared to assist and review correct answers for adequate test preparation. Tests will be taken in class for all Modules.

 

Physics(D. Moury)

This course is designed to be an engaging introduction to the study of physics that gives the student a solid foundation in the material in preparation for future college-level courses. The course covers topics such as a review of significant figures, units, one-dimensional motion, two-dimensional motion, Newton’s Laws and their applications, circular motion, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, optics, principles of electricity, and magnetism. The curriculum utilized is non-calculus based, but students should have completed Algebra 1 and have familiarity with basic geometry principles as minimum prerequisites. Prior completion of Algebra 2 and Geometry is also highly recommended. With the amount of required work and the inclusion of labs, this course can be considered an honors-level course. However, it should not be considered sufficient for an Advanced Placement (AP)-level class.

 

Materials needed: Exploring Creation With Physics, 2nd Edition, Apologia Book, Solutions and Test Booklet, 3-ring binder, tab dividers numbered 1-16, 100-3x5 lined index cards, Basic scientific calculator - Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS (about $15)

 

Format: Students are expected to read the material and complete assignments in preparation for class. Tutoring time is spent discussing key concepts in each module and performing experiments. Tests are primarily taken at home, brought back to class and submitted for grading. There are occasions when some tests or quizzes may be conducted during the class time. While lab experiments are performed in class, resulting lab reports are completed at home and returned to the teacher for grading. There is also a special project component to the course each semester allowing students to demonstrate their ability to apply concepts learned throughout the course.

Lab/Materials Fee: $45, paid at registration

Middle School 


Physical Science with Lab (Mauter)

This course is designed to be the last science course a student takes before high school biology and may be taken in the 9th grade as well.  The course is divided into two segments.  Segment one topics include: matter, energy, atoms and the periodic table, and interactions of matter.  Segment two covers topics including: motion, force, work and energy. During class meetings, students should expect to discuss unit concepts and work through interactive experiments and models. Work at home includes reading assignments and written lessons to support the classroom learning. 

Required Resources:

Science Fusion Module H: Matter and Energy from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Interactive work-text only)

Science Fusion Module I: Motion, Forces and Energy from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt(Interactive work-text only)

A 1" 3 ring binder with notebook paper and dividers

Calculator

Parent supervised and supported access to the internet and Teacher Ease

 

A one-time materials fee of $45 due at the beginning of the course


General Science (Mauter)

In this hands-on exploration course, students will study various topics including simple machines, life science, and body systems.  This interactive class will be supported by the Apologia textbook, Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Ed.  Weekly homework and reading assignments will be given and graded.  Tests, quizzes, and projects will be part of the required work.  

Required Resources:

The Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Edition text (only)

A 1" 3 ring binder with paper and dividers

Parent supervised and supported access to the internet and Teacher Ease

A one-time materials fee of $45 due at registration.

Earth/Space Science (Mauter)

The topics of this science course include the dynamics of earth, its composition and development, weather, the solar system and the universe.  During class meetings, students should expect to discuss unit concepts, create models and investigate ideas related to the understanding of our units. Work at home includes reading assignments and written lessons to support the classroom learning. 

Required Resources:

Pearson Interactive Science: Earth Science text ISBN-13: 978-0-13-320921-1

A 1" 3 ring binder with notebook paper and dividers

School supply bag with colored pencils, school scissors and glue stick

Parent supervised and supported access to the internet and Teacher Ease

A one-time materials fee of $45 due at registration

Elementary 

4-5  Science I (of a three year rotation) (Mauter)

This is class #2 of 3 curricular rotations:

This interactive general science class is designed for students in grades 4 – 5. Students will study various topics within each of these units: Weather, The Solar System, Adaptations of Plants and Animals to Seasons, Heat Transfer, and Measurement. All students are asked to complete weekly assignments that are related to the lesson's topic. Tests and quizzes will be given within each unit of study. Each student will need to create and keep a binder for the class.

Required Resources:

Parent supervised and supported access to the internet and Teacher Ease

A 1" 3 ring binder with school supplies for the class which will come to class weekly

A one-time materials fee of $45 due at the beginning of the course

Math

 

High School/Middle School

 

Algebra 1 (Niblack)

Topics covered include signed numbers, exponents, and roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notations; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability. Class time will be spent learning 3 or 4 new lessons each week and taking weekly homework quizzes. Students will complete all homework assignments and most tests at home. Parents are expected to help at home by checking homework and correcting mistakes with the student daily. 

Required materials: Saxon Algebra 1 textbook, Solutions Manual (3rd edition),

Texas Instruments 30Xa or 30XIIS calculator, graph paper

Saxon books are skill level books, not grade level books. Therefore, if you are new to Saxon math, a placement test is highly recommended to ensure proper placement and success for your student.

https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/middle_placement.pdf 

and/or https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/hs_a1_placement.pdf

Algebra 2 (Phillips)

Algebra 2 will develop topics traditionally taught in second-year algebra, as well as real-world problems including gas laws, force vectors and​ percent markups.  Other topics such as set theory, statistics and​ probability are also covered.  Additionally, we will make applications to​ geometry, physics and chemistry.  Materials needed for this class: Saxon Algebra 2, only 3rd Edition (textbook, test booklet, answer key), Scientific calculator (Recommended: TI30), Graph paper​


Geometry (Phillips)

During our study of Geometry we will cover topics such as lines and​
angles, congruence, inequalities, parallel lines, quadrilaterals, area, similarity, right triangles, circles,  and regular polygons. These concepts will be developed through many real-life scenarios and will leave the student with the ability to use Geometry in everyday situations.​

Curriculum: Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding by Harold Jacobs (third edition)

 

Saxon 1/2 Pre Algebra (Niblack)

Pre-Algebra Saxon serves as an effective bridge to the secondary subject of Algebra by providing an introduction to geometry and discrete mathematics. Specific topics covered include fractions, decimals, mixed-number operations, scientific notation, prime and composite numbers, order of operations, coordinates, exponents, square roots, ratios, algebraic expressions, solving equations with one variable, working with signed numbers, scientific notation, ratios, geometry fundamentals, probability, and the Pythagorean Theorem. This course is designed to solidify basic mathematics skills and prepare students for success in Algebra I.

Class time will be spent learning 3 or 4 new lessons each week and taking weekly homework quizzes. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments and most tests at home. Parents are expected to help at home by checking homework and correcting mistakes with the student daily. 

Required materials: Saxon Algebra 1/2 textbook, Solutions Manual (3rd edition), graph paper

Saxon books are skill level books, not grade level books. Therefore, if you are new to Saxon math, a placement test is highly recommended to ensure proper placement and success for your student.

https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/middle_placement.pdf

Saxon 8/7 Math (Niblack)

Saxon 87 reviews arithmetic calculation, measurements, geometry and other skills, and introduces pre-algebra, ratios, probability and statistics. Students will specifically learn about equivalent fractions, adding/subtracting/multiplying fractions, the metric system, repeating decimals, scientific notation, Pi, graphing inequalities, multiplying algebraic terms, the Pythagorean Theorem, the slope-intercept form of linear equations, and more.

Class time will be spent learning 3 or 4 new lessons each week and taking weekly homework quizzes. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments, Investigations, and most tests at home. Parents are expected to help at home by checking homework and correcting mistakes with the student daily and assisting with the Investigations.

Required materials: Saxon 8/7 with Pre-Algebra textbook and Solutions Manual (3rd edition), graph paper, compass and protractor  

Saxon books are skill level books, not grade level books. Therefore, if you are new to Saxon math, a placement test is highly recommended to ensure proper placement and success for your student.

https://homeschoolwithsaxon.com/PlacementTests/middle_placement.pdf

 

Saxon 7/6 Math (Phillips)

This course is designed for those not quite ready for pre-algebra and is a stepping stone to Pre-algebra.  It introduces functions and coordinate graphing, integers, exponential expressions, and prime factorization.  Students will also learn about the order of operations, number lines, decimal place value, how to find the percent of a number, how to round decimal numbers, attributes of geometric solids, and more.  Each week we will cover 3-4 lessons and tests will be given every 10 lessons.  Text-Saxon 7/6

Curriculum: Saxon 7/6 Student Textbook, Solutions Manual, Tests and Worksheets booklet (fourth edition)

Saxon 6/5 Math (Phillips)

Designed for 5th or 6th graders, Saxon 6/5 will explore concepts such as the order of operations; geometry and measurement; integers; divisibility concepts; ratios; statistics and probability; prime and composite numbers; patterns and sequences; and powers and roots. We will also learn adding/subtracting fractions with a common denominator, multiplying by multiples of 10 and 100, perimeter, simple probability, decimal parts of a meter, reciprocals, volume, square roots, graphing points on a coordinate plane, and more.

Each Tuesday I will teach four lessons from the textbook and these lessons will then be reinforced through the homework assigned that week.  Ample class time will be given to reviewing homework from the previous week and answering questions that may arise from the lessons.

Curriculum: Saxon 6/5 Student Text, Solutions Manual, Tests and Worksheets Booklet (3rd Edition)

English/Language Arts
Please note that we offer two levels of language arts for middle school: advanced and average; and two levels of English for high school: honors and average.  If you have questions about your student and which level is appropriate, please contact Angie Mendez (angiemendez93 @gmail.com).

High School 

Honors English: Literature and Composition (Rotation 1 American Literature) (Mendez)

By reading, evaluating, and discussing the works of authors from around the world which have endured as classics of literature, students will enter the Great Conversation.  Students will also be challenged to become competent communicators, writing with proper structure, style, and grace using IEW based materials, but encouraged to develop their own personal flare.  Students will practice the essay and the research paper, and also try poetry and literary critique--excellent preparation for dual enrollment or college. This year's focus will be American literature.  

Literary Works

Excerpts from Colonial writers: Franklin, Edwards, St. Jean de Crèvecœur

Irving: “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle”

Various American poets: Bradstreet, Longfellow, Poe, Dickinson, Frost, etc.

Hawthorne:  "Young Goodman Brown"; "The Birthmark"

Melville:  Billy Budd, Sailor

Thoreau and Emerson excerpts—TBA

Crane: The Red Badge of Courage

Fitzgerald:  The Great Gatsby

O’Conner: “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird

Wilder: Our Town

Hemingway:  The Old Man and the Sea 

Frank: Alas, Babylon

Grammar/Style Book—TBA

English (Knowles)

This year, we will enjoy a variety of world literature, learning how to both appreciate and analyze the written word in several genres, including Biblical narrative, myths and legends, poetry, plays, short stories, and autobiographical memoir. Students will also learn about the effective writing, both the overall process and the specific mechanics. We will also discuss and apply critical thinking skills and character formation across the curriculum.

World Literature Units:

  • Esther: Biblical narrative with literary analysis

  • Short literature: Greek myths, medieval legends, poems

  • Romeo and Juliet  - No Fear Shakespeare edition from Spark Publishing: classic play

  • Christmas: stories, poems, and songs from around the world

  • The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom: Christian memoir from Holocaust

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (adult version) by William Kamkwamba: set in Malawi, a true story of self-education and innovation

Language Arts Skills

Buy these two books directly from the publisher at the same time to save on handling charges.

Critical Thinking 

  • Detecting logical fallacies

  • Brainstorming and creative problem solving

  • Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals

  • Communicating with clarity and integrity

 

Middle School 


Advanced IEW/Lang Arts Class (Rotation 3--American Lit.) (Mendez)

Writing

Using materials from the Institute for Excellence in Writing, we will practice the style, structure, and grammar of writing.  This year, we will use U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons, and material from the B Writing Intensives.  Vocabulary and grammar are included. Writing assignments include the following:

  • Description

  • Narration

  • Summarizing from various sources

  • Short story

  • Reports

  • Basic essay

  • Literary Critique/Response

  • Newspaper based on novel

  • Poetry—modeling and original

More challenging assignments will be balanced with lighter, fun, and creative writing. 

Literature

We will read and discuss the novels listed below along with various short stories and poems, learning how to recognize literary elements (plot, setting, theme, etc.) as well as consider the purpose of the author and his worldview along with the art and culture of the time period.  

Supplies Needed:

  • US History-Based Writing Lessons (2019) by Lori Verstegen—Student Copy only.

  • 2 inch binder with dividers and paper

  • Grammar: TBD

  • Access to a computer and printer

  • Various novels

The Witch of Blackbird Pond—Speare

Sign of the Beaver—Speare

Johnny Tremain—Forbes

“Paul Revere’s Ride” (poem)—Longfellow

Carry on, Mr. Bowditch—Latham

The Journeyman—Yates

Little Britches—Moody

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry—Taylor

Poetry and short stories will be provided.

Language Arts (Knowles)

This year, middle school English students will enjoy a wide variety of integrated literature and creative writing assignments which will stretch their brains, warm their hearts, and ignite their imaginations. They will also establish solid communication skills through grammar, vocabulary, and the writing process. Our critical thinking skills lessons will equip students to discern truth and navigate through life situations.

Literature Units: 

  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis: Christian allegorical fantasy

  • The Shakespeare Stealer by Randy Blackwood: realistic historical fiction

  • Holiday literature: Thanksgiving and Christmas short stories, poems, songs

  • Cold-Case Christianity for Kids by J. Warner Wallace: faith-based critical thinking skills

  • Florida literature: short stories, poems, songs

  • Biography: student choice, non-fiction narrative

  • Words and Deeds of Jesus: Sermon on the Mount, Parables, Miracles, Holy Week

Writing Units:​

  • All-In-One English workbook by Garlic Press teaches punctuation and parts of speech

  • Vocabulary for Success Grade 7 by Sadlier (see inside book here)

  • Writing Workshop Grade 7 by Sadlier (see inside book here)

  • Writing process: planning, gathering & organizing information, first draft, editing, proofreading, and publishing

  • Effective words, sentences, and paragraphs

  • Writing literature reflection paragraphs

  • Writing a short story 

  • Writing an opinion essay

  • Writing a biography report

  • Writing poetry and parables

Critical thinking skills:

  • Using the Read + Reflect + Respond approach to get the most out of literature

  • Brainstorming and creative thinking

  • Organizing information

  • Investigating truth claims

  • Detecting logical fallacies

  • Communicating ethically

  • Setting S.M.A.R.T. goals

Elementary
3-5 IEW Writing/Lang Arts (Rotation 2-Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales ) (Mendez)

Using materials from the Institute for Excellence in Writing, we will learn the style, structure, and grammar of writing.  This year, we will use Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales by Maria Gerber to begin or continue the journey to becoming competent communicators.  Vocabulary and grammar are woven into the lessons.  We will also read, discuss, and complete fun, creative projects based on imaginative literature as students learn the basic structure of the novel.  This class is designed to be engaging and enjoyable.

Supplies

  • Student Copy of Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales by Maria Gerber available from IEW. (Please get the latest edition.)

  • 2 inch binder with dividers and paper

  • Access to a computer and printer

  • Grammar: TBD

  • My Father’s Dragon—Ruth Stiles Gannett

  • The Whipping Boy—Sid Fleischman

  • The Sword in the Tree—Clyde Robert Bulla

  • Straw into Gold—Gary D. Schmidt (read aloud)

  • The Tale of Despereaux—Kate DiCamillo

  • The Trumpet of the Swan—E.B. White

  • The Penderwicks—Jeanne Birdsall

Electives

High School/Middle School

Visual Art (Waters)

This course will be exploring the many elements and techniques of fine art.  Students will not only learn fundamental drawing skills, but additionally delve into the many forms of art along with an understanding of its philosophical theory.  They will have the opportunity to engage in color, texture, pattern, perspective, pottery, paper mache, wire sculpture, painting, carving and printmaking.  We will learn about master artists of the past as well as different genres ranging from Folk Art all the way to Cubism.  Your children will gain an understanding of design and composition and how art has impacted society over the ages.  They will have the opportunity to discover their creative side and express themselves through several styles.  Each week will have a Biblical passage linked to the lesson of the day. Students will be required to bring a smock to each class.  Supply fee to cover all materials is $80 per student.

E.P.E.C. Teens (Lewis)

Most of us grew up not having a strong understanding of debt, taxes, insurances, W2s, Retirement, investments, etc. Most of us had to learn as time progressed. How did that go for you? Imagine if you started to invest at 16 years old That’s why we are offering a personal finance course for teens! We use proven Biblical principles with the influence of Dave Ramsey’s teachings. His teachings have helped millions of people over time. Your teen will receive personal instruction and guidance from an experienced and trained Ramsey Preferred Coach, as well as, hear from other professionals in their respected fields! We will also incorporate lessons on time management, interview skills, and resume writing  along with other ways to be successful in life and business! This is a CLASS so there will be training with teaching, videos, and real-life budgeting scenario practice! It is interactive so that students can be engaged and ask questions. We are here to help you in the goal of having peace of mind about your teen's future!  MATERIALS: Students should bring a notepad, a folder with pockets, and writing utensils. Teens may be expected to watch short videos at home before classes. All other materials will be given to students.  This class is open to students in 7th-12th grade. 

Elementary
2-4 Living Storybooks - Combining Literature with Creative Arts--Year 2 (Grove)

Come join us as we make reading come alive! Learn how to make reading fun! Make a story come alive by crafting, cooking and creating some of the fun and exciting parts of a children’s storybook.  This course is designed so that students will experience literature through art, creative learning, and crafting. We will read a variety of books and then use a unit study approach to “experience” the story. This approach will help students have a deeper understanding of the characters, the setting and the activities presented in the story and provide a foundation for new vocabulary from the books. A variety of stories (and varying reading levels) will be read so that many interests are covered.  Students may be independent readers or work with a parent to read the stories. This class may be repeated 3 times to cover all the stories in this class.  Year 1- Stories of Character, Year 2- Stories of Adventure and Year 3- Stories of Mystery.    $25 Material Fee to Teacher Due at Registration

2021 Theme- Stories of Adventure!

 Partial Book List Includes:

1. Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins

2. SeeSaw Girl by Linda Sue Park

3. Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

4. Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

****List may be modified based on class needs. Additional books will be provided by the teacher and do not need to be purchased by student. Please do not purchase books ahead until notice received by the teacher.

Imagination Station Part I- Creative Learning and Problem Solving      

Teacher: Mrs. Elaine Grove                  Grades 2-5

Let your imagination GROW! Come explore a world of fun, challenging projects in Science- Technology-Engineering- Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M) that will help your student develop a growth mindset to learning. Each week creative, interactive projects will be presented that will force your student to “think outside” the box and come up with innovative problem-solving skills. There may not be a “perfect” answer but the process of inventing and creating is what will be encouraged. This class will encourage creativity, imagination and innovation. Students will work individually, in small groups and as a whole class so that cooperation and collaboration of ideas can be experienced. This class is designed to build self-confidence and develop individuality. A great class for students who need more physical movement in their learning.  Many stories and prompts will be read to the students to start the “idea generator” before the projects begin.

This year our focus will be on completing a wide variety of STEAM activities. These projects teach numerous skills simultaneously and students get “real life” experience solving problems. We will also have STEM challenge days- which are fun filled days where a challenge must be solved either in small groups or individually. These days will involve making and creating!

A calendar of projects will be provided each semester for a look ahead.  Supply fee=$45

Arts From The Heart Year 1--Art Around the World (All New Projects)

Teacher: Mrs. Elaine Grove        Grades 2-5

Come create wonderful art and creative crafts with a course designed to make everyone appreciate their “inner artist”.  Experiment with many types of art projects from painting to paper crafts and learn to make beautiful creations with everyday materials while learning about countries along the way. Learn about famous artists from each region. Art is an expression from your heart so let your light shine.  ** Art projects/art focus are new each year so students may repeat the class from year to year.  $25 supply fee required.

10 different countries’ artwork and famous artists will be covered along with featured crafts and art styles native to the country of origin. We will paint, weave, create clay items and cover a variety of mediums as we explore art from around the world.   

All Grades

Piano and Voice Lessons 

Piano Lessons for beginner/intermediate players in Kindergarten-High School

Voice Lessons for ages 6+

 

$20 per 30 minutes 1x week = $80 monthly

$30 per 45 minutes 1x week = $120 monthly (not recommended for younger students)

 

Materials: Faber Piano Adventures Core set (Level based on age/experience)

Contact Mrs. Jenness directly to arrange lessons: hjenness62@gmail.com

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