1st and 2nd Grade Class Descriptions


Choir (grades 1-4)

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea, 615-557-6022, elizabethmarierhea@gmail.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

Class Description: 2 performances (Christmas + Spring) learning popular songs and introducing vocal terms such has alto, soprano, harmony, notes, and more.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: Just practice at home. 

Teacher Bio: I will be entering into my third year of teaching at CCA. Although this is my first year teaching choir, I have a lifetime of experience. I have taken choir and private voice lessons for 15+ years, have had multiple bands around town, and worked with musical theatre.


Famous Americans

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Misty Hunter, 615-210-1607 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 2, Max: 20

Class Description: Students will take a journey through time and learn how ordinary Americans took part in changing the world we live in. We will learn that anyone, even ordinary people like us, can make a difference in our world. Students will be introduced to famous American presidents, leaders, inventors, singers, sports heroes, and much more through the use of literature, technology, activities, and maybe even some “visits” from these heroes (aka actors). Come take a journey with me!
Required Textbooks and Materials: Binder
Homework Estimate: No homework. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Misty Hunter, and I am a homeschool mom of two. My daughters are 6 and 8, and we love homeschooling. This is our second year as part of the CCA family, and we absolutely love everything about CCA. I taught Elementary Education for LSSD and Wilson County Schools for 12 years prior to homeschooling. I taught grades 1, 3, 4, & 5. I have a bachelors in elementary education and a masters in leadership. I love teaching my classes in fun, hands-on ways, and I use a variety of learning strategies to reach every student. I’m excited to be teaching at CCA this upcoming year.


Sign Language

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Susan Meyer, 615-410-8082, susan.meyer9775@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

Class Description: Let your hands do the talking! Throughout these 24 weeks we will be learning many things in Sign Language class. We will learn what sign language is, why some people use it, and what a sign language interpreter is. The first thing is to start with the building blocks….the alphabet and numbers. Throughout the weeks more words will be added, including people, animals, food/drink, things you find around the house, colors, sports/activities, and many more. We will learn to form small sentences and have a small conversation. Also, what better way to learn sign language than through music? We will learn some simple songs, such as Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star and also some songs that we hear on the radio. I would love to have the children perform a song at the Christmas event and end of school event, if possible. The book I will be using this year is Learn to Sign the Fun Way, by Penny Warner. It is not required to purchase. The $5 material fee covers copies. The only homework will be practicing what we learned in class and a few fun activities to do at home.
Required Textbooks and Materials: One 2-pocket folder for handouts.
Homework Estimate: No required homework, but practice for 15-20 minutes a day would be helpful for memory. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Susan Meyer. My husband, Doug, and I have been married for 17 years and have 5 children together (Gavin – 20, Jacob – 17, Lucas – 15, Sammy – 12, and Breanna – 9). We are in our 8th year of homeschooling. I am Co-Director of the Children’s Ministry of the church I attend, which includes teaching ages 3 to grade 5 for the past 14 years. This will be my fourth year teaching sign language in a co-op setting and my second year at CCA. I am looking forward to an amazing year!


Drama (grades 1-4)

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea, 615-557-6022, elizabethmarierhea@gmail.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $15 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 25

Class Description: There will be 2 performances (Christmas + Spring). Students will learn drama terms, expressing themselves, audition techniques, memorization, and drama games.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: Just practicing at home and memorization. 

Teacher Bio: I am entering my third year of teaching at CCA. I have been performing my whole life, including roles in Christmas Carol, Annie, and Music Man. I work full time at the Capitol Theatre and will be graduating in May 2019 with an associates in Mass Communication.


Leaping Into Literature

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Marla Poole, Marlapooletn@aol.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min. 6

Class Description: A year of discovering the wonders of the world of literature through classic children’s books. Each week a new book is read and related activities are completed (discussion, games, activities, crafts, etc.). A variety of literary tools will be introduced. No books will need to be purchased.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Schoolbox with basic supplies.
Homework Estimate: None 

Teacher Bio: Having just completed my 20th year as a homeschool parent/teacher, I am excited about continuing this journey. Having a degree in education, I have taught several years in public and private schools and have spent 8 years teaching a variety of classes and grade levels in homeschool tutorials. This includes being a CCA staff member the last 4 years.


Sing and Learn

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Misty Hunter, 615-210-1607, mdhunter55@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 2, Max: 20

Class Description: In this class, we will embark on a learning journey by fusing audio with visuals to help students connect data and recall important information across the curriculum. For every song we learn, we will have visuals and activities to support the information of the song. We will learn songs in all subjects to support the grade level skills taught in grade one and two by the use of video clips, music, hands on activities, visuals, dancing and more. Songs are a great way for children to learn and memorize information. Let’s sing and learn!
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: No homework. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Misty Hunter, and I am a homeschool mom of two. My daughters are six and eight, and we love homeschooling. This is our second year as a part of the CCA family, and we absolutely love everything about CCA. I am a certified teacher grades 1-8 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Administration and Leadership. Prior to homeschooling my daughters, I taught for 12 years for LSSD and Wilson County Schools. I taught grades 1, 3, 4, & 5. I love teaching my classes in a fun, hands-on approach, and I use a variety of teaching strategies to reach every student. I’m excited to be teaching at CCA this upcoming year.


Learning and Math Games

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Misty Hunter, 615-210-1607, mdhunter55@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 2, Max: 14

Class Description: This class will use a variety of group and partner games to teach, review, and drill topics across the curriculum. We will work on grade level skills such as math, spelling, phonics, language, problem solving, etc… Along with the use of games, we will use movement, centers, role play, exercises, technology and more, while learning to take turns, play fair, and work together. My goal is to support your teaching at home through games, games, and more games!
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: No homework. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Misty Hunter, and I am a homeschool mom of two. My daughters are six and eight years old, and we love homeschooling. This is our second year as part of the CCA family, and we absolutely love everything about CCA. I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Masters in Administration and Leadership. Prior to homeschooling, I taught grades 1, 3, 4, and 5 for LSSD and Wilson County Schools. I love teaching my classes with fun, hands-on, discovery-type activities, and I use a variety of teaching strategies to reach every student. I am excited to be teaching at CCA this upcoming school year.


World Cultures

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Karenda Bolich, kbolich@gmail.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

Class Description: Our world is diverse and filled with many different cultures and ethnic groups. Our class will survey the various cultures, both past and present around the world and compare them to our own.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None 

Teacher Bio: Hello, my name is Karenda Bolich. My family has been homeschooling since 2010 and I have been teaching at CCA since 2015. Before moving to Lebanon, Tennessee in 2015, my family traveled together all over the U.S. in evangelism. My husband has been an Evangelist with the church of the Nazarene since 1997. Both my husband and I attended Olivet Nazarene University, which is located in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Jesus and Ministry are our passions.


Reading, Phonics, and Spelling

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Kathy Dickens, Katherinedickens75@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $5 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 2

Class Description: This class will be filled with games and hands-on activities that will focus on phonics and spelling, which in turn will help students become better readers and will hopefully develop a love for reading.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: No homework. 

Teacher Bio: This will be my second year teaching at CCA and my 11th year homeschooling. My son is graduating (2020) and my daughter is in 4th grade. I love to incorporate hands-on activities into lessons and encourage students to think outside the box.


Super Science

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Jessica Auth, 901-647-5377, jessicalynnhatcherauth@gmail.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Max: 15

Class Description: Super Science will explore chemistry and biology topics with hands on experiments and projects each week. We will use the scientific method to explore questions, build experiments around these questions, and have fun while we learn about the world around us.
Required Textbooks and Materials: No outside materials needed.
Homework Estimate: No homework. 

Teacher Bio: My name is Jessica Auth. I am your Super Science and Chemistry teacher at CCA. I received a biochemistry and molecular biology degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and this will be my 3rd year teaching science classes for the school. I enjoy introducing a topic and then showing the students how to make it come to life in an experiment or project. My children and I love our Tuesdays at CCA!


Taekwondo (Ages 6-12)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Jason Warren, 615-483-7036 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $30.00 (includes martial arts shirt and uniform) 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

Class Description: This class will be designed to teach kids basic self-defense and awareness. In this process they will gain confidence, discipline, focus, and respect. This will increase their attention span, which generally carries over into their school work.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: Practice is recommended but not mandatory. 

Teacher Bio: Jason Warren, co-owner of Success Martial Arts Center, has over 28 years of experience in the art of Taekwondo, along with various martial arts. He has trained multiple world and national champions, along with being a national champ himself. His accolades include gold medals in the Junior Olympic Games and Taekwondo Nationals. His experience also involves developing a child’s character through confidence, discipline, focus, and respect. In this process, your child will learn basic self-defense and other important life skills.


Art

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Carol Marion, 615-812-7183, hopesmomma@aol.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $30 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min. 5, Max. 18-20

Class Description: This art class combines teaching about famous artists and works associated with them, with hands-on art projects to support this learning. We will work with various mediums including watercolor, acrylics, oil pastels, markers, chalk, and clay. Each student will learn techniques to help them in their artistic endeavors. We will encourage discipline, creativity, and imagination, which are essential parts of learning and appreciating art.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: None. 

Teacher Bio: I have been with CCA since the start and currently teach at three other schools in the Wilson & Davidson counties. I have been given the great blessing of teaching art to students for 28 years. It is my joy to serve the Lord as a teacher and to instill in my students a love and respect for the Lord, our Creator. It is through our gift of creativity that we see His gift of creativity!


P.E. (grades 1-4)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Cole Presley, 615-483-9271 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $0 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 10

Class Description: Students will play a variety of physically active games and also do some regular exercises and stretching. Some activities will be kick ball, volley ball, ninja ball, relay races, four square, etc. Students will be encouraged to increase endurance and strength throughout the year. PE class will be held outside if possible. Otherwise, we will hold class inside in the gymnasium.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: No homework. 

Teacher Bio: Cole Presley is a homeschool graduate and is now a student at Cumberland University studying science. He is a world champion martial artist and a third degree black belt in Taekwondo. He has taught at his family’s martial arts studio for many years, at many seminars across the country and in other countries, as well as three years at CCA.


STEM

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Briana Froud, bdfroud@yahoo.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $25 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 6 Max: 16

Class Description: Science. Technology. Engineering. Math. Using a completely hands-on approach, students will be able to use critical thinking skills to solve problems, build bridges, create rollercoasters, and even test their own simple machine designs. We have so much fun!
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None 

Teacher Bio: Hi! My name is Briana and this is my 3rd year with CCA. I have three kiddos (2, 3, and 8). I have a heart for teaching and a love for all things science-y. Before choosing to stay home with my babies, I taught 5th grade math and science for 3 years. I absolutely love having the opportunity to teach STEM!


50 States

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Hilarie Eskew, 615-417-0111, heskew1292@bellsouth.net 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 4, Max: 15

Class Description: We will be traveling through our wonderful country learning state capitals, state animals, state birds, and much more, even history! We will study our states by our 5 regions, starting with the Midwest. This is a two-year course. There is so much information that we absolutely can’t cover all 50 states in one year. We will study 25 states this year and 25 next year. I am looking forward to teaching your student this year!
Required Textbooks and Materials: 3-ring binder with 5 dividers (if you took this class last year, please use the binder you used last year)
Homework Estimate: None. 

Teacher Bio: This will be my eighth year homeschooling. I have 3 wonderful children, Mollie (11th), Lillie (6th), and Noah (5th). I will be married to my fantastic husband for 20 years this year. Homeschooling is a calling on our lives and we love our homeschooling community. This will be our fourth year being a part of this awesome CCA family. We are looking forward to many more years here.


Bible (grades 1-4)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Karenda Bolich, kbolich@gmail.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 
Min/Max Number of Students: N/A

Class Description: Over the last 3 years, we have journeyed through the Jesus Storybook Bible curriculum. We will be continuing that journey this next year, moving from the OT into the NT from first semester to second semester. Our class will focus on Jesus being the fulfillment of the Scriptures. All that God has spoken to us finds its ultimate fulfillment in the person of Jesus. This next year, as we journey from the OT to the NT portions of our Bible, we will discover this truth and find together how it applies to our life.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: None. 

Teacher Bio: Hello, my name is Karenda Bolich. My family has been homeschooling since 2010 and I have been teaching at CCA since 2015. Before moving to Lebanon, Tennessee in 2015, my family traveled together all over the U.S. in evangelism. My husband has been an Evangelist with the church of the Nazarene since 1997. Both my husband and I attended Olivet Nazarene University, which is located in Bourbonnais, Illinois. Jesus and ministry are our passions.


Cursive Writing (grades 1-4)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Lisa Widelock, widelockgang@gmail.com 
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $20 
Min/Max Number of Students: Min: 7

Class Description: Students will be instructed in cursive letter formation with in-class guided lessons. Home practice will be assigned each week. The lessons will include Bible verse writing and creative stationary pages to share God’s word. A fun way to learn cursive!
Required Textbooks and Materials: Book and supplies provided.
Homework Estimate: 10-15 min. per day. 

Teacher Bio: I am excited to be teaching and working with the students at CCA! I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from the University of South Florida and have taught grades k-7 in the public school systems in Tampa, South Florida, and New York and at homeschool tutorials in Tennessee and Florida. My husband, Robert, and I have been married for twenty-eight years, and we have four children. This is our family’s twentieth year homeschooling. Our oldest, Emily, is a Physician’s Assistant, Elora is in PT school at UTC, Eliza is a junior majoring in nursing at Lee University, and Ezra is an eleventh grader and attends CCA. 
I love Jesus, my family, animals, working out, chocolate, coffee, the beach, the mountains, and living in this exceptional country! Looking forward to a wonderful school year at CCA! God is good all the time and all the time God is good!