2021-2022 1st and 2nd Grade Class Descriptions

American Sign Language

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Teacher: Susan Meyer
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $0
Optional Lab:
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. Through the weeks more words will be added, including people, animals, food/drink, things you find around the house, colors, and many more. We will learn to form sentences/questions and have a small conversation using the signs we have learned. Also, a great way to learn signs is through music….we will learn to sign the ABC song, 1-2 Buckle My Shoe, The Itsy Bitsy Spider, The Pledge of Allegiance, and more. We may have small “quizzes” periodically containing about 20 signs. I usually bring prepackaged treats, such as Starbursts or Tootsie Rolls for the quiz….since we do not receive grades in my class. They will receive 1 treat for every 4 correct answers. Please let me know if there are any allergies, or if you prefer a different treat.”
Required Textbooks and Materials:
There is no required text for this class. However, a great book to have to help practice signs is The Joy of Signing: A Dictionary of American Signs, Third Edition by Lottie L. Riekehof, PHD.
Homework Estimate: The only “homework” will be practicing what we have learned in class and a few fun activities to do at home.
Teacher Bio:
My name is Susan Meyer. My husband, Doug, and I have five children. This upcoming school year will be our 10th year of homeschooling. I have a Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences, with a major in Interior Design, from MTSU. I have always had a passion and love for American Sign Language. I have taught sign language for several years at Heritage Christian Academy for Co-op and Tutorial classes. This will be my fourth year teaching sign language at Cornerstone Christian Academy. I am excited to be on this journey with you and I hope we have a lot of fun along the way. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Bible

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Teacher: Karenda Bolich
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab: None
Class Description:
Over the last few 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:
My name is Karenda Bolich. I have homeschooled my two children for twelve years. It hasn’t always been easy, but it has been a joy to participate in their learning process. We have been involved with CCA for six years and love both the education and community. I love Jesus with all my heart and am thankful He allows me to pour into the next generation.

Drama

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class we learn some of the different techniques used in drama. We participate in activities to enhance some of what we have learned. The student learns audition skills, stage direction, and the importance of getting to know your character. Every student is involved in a winter and spring stage production to take what they have learned and put it into action.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
I will give the students a folder for scripts at the start of the school year and offer to replace it in January if they need it, but if they need a new one before then I ask that they provide it.
Homework Estimate: Reviewing their script at home.
Teacher Bio:
“2021-22 Will be my 5th year teaching drama at CCA. Since preschool I have participated in any type of performing I could get my hands on. Most recently I got to transform into the grandma in The Addams Family musical with Audience of One Productions. When I’m not teaching, I am on the worship team at church, working full time as the Creative Director at the Capitol Theatre, designing and coordinating events, selling personalized/ custom gifts, and planning hypothetical vacations.”

Leaping into Literature

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
I am excited to be teaching our primary reading class this year. We will use classic children’s books, Bible stories, and poetry to improve reading skills and comprehension. Lessons will include read-aloud, choral and paired/group reading, journaling, storytelling and inventing, craftwork and puppetry. These activities will allow us to work at individual levels as a group. From emergent to fluent readers, the goal is to help students develop a love for literature, reading, and writing!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
all materials provided
Homework Estimate: 30 min/day
Teacher Bio:
“I am excited to be teaching and working with the students at CCA! I have a BS degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from the University of South Florida and have taught grades k-8 in the public school systems in Tampa, South Florida, New York, and at homeschool tutorials in Tennessee and Florida. My husband, Robert, and I have been married thirty-one years, and we have four children that have all graduated from our homeschool. Our oldest, Emily is a Physician’s Assistant, Elora is in PT school at UTC, Eliza is senior majoring in nursing at Lee University, and Ezra is a freshmen at Tennessee Tech. majoring in Biology and playing football. 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!”

STEM

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Tara Beard
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $30 experiment supplies and copy fee
Optional Lab: none
Class Description:
In STEM class we will perform a variety of experiments and/or complete hands on activities during each class meeting. We will explore God’s world and his creation from a Biblical perspective, gaining knowledge to better understand our Creator (Romans 1:20) and our purpose for being created (Ephesians 2:10). Topics explored will include atoms and molecules, properties of water, gravity, magnetism, space, estimation and measurements, scientific method, temperature, light, motion and Newton’s Laws, simple machines, sound, air resistance, inertia, heart, lungs, blood cells, the senses, and electricity. Although the scope and sequence are same for all ages of STEM classes, the presentation and experiments will vary to fit each group of students (STEM grades 1st and 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th).
Required Textbooks and Materials:
markers and scissors
Homework Estimate: none
Teacher Bio:
2021-2022 will be my 18th year teaching for homeschool tutorials, my 4th year at CCA, and my 25th year homeschooling our own children. I have taught general science for various ages for 16 years as well as physical science, typing, personal finance, and consumer math at the secondary level. My husband and I have been married for 35 years and have 6 children ranging from ages 12 to 30 years of age. We enjoy camping, boating, hiking, biking, and cooking.

World Cultures

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Karenda Bolich
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab: None
Class Description:
Our world is diverse and filled with many different cultures and ethnic groups. Our class will survey 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:
My name is Karenda Bolich. I have homeschooled my two children for twelve years. It hasn’t always been easy, but it has been a joy to participate in their learning process. We have been involved with CCA for six years and love both the education and community. I love Jesus with all my heart and am thankful He allows me to pour into the next generation.

Music Mania

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Teacher: Wendy B Sewell
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Music appreciation class that incorporates the introduction of many different instruments to the students (hands on), introduction of traditional and classical music styles, basic ear training, and elementary music theory through an assortment of fun games and crafts.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Loose leaf binder, notebook paper and staff paper
Homework Estimate: Occasional homework
Teacher Bio:
“I love inspiring kids to explore music! I have 25 years experience working in the Music Industry and over 15 years experience teaching in homeschool co ops and tutorials. My own two kids graduated from a local homeschool tutorial. I studied Music at Belmont University and Brevard School of Music.”

Super Science

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Teacher: Amber Woods
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class, students will explore the world around them by diving into science crafts and experiments! We will cover a large range of topics from weather to states of matter. This will be a fun class to further kids’ learning of science and love of knowledge.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
none
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
“I have been a homeschooling mom for 6 years. I currently have kiddos in 11th, 5th and 2nd grades. Before my daughter was born, I taught Kindergarten in the public school system, but have also taught various other grades and in the private sector. My husband, Walker, and I have been married for 13 years. We both teach at CCA currently, so Tuesdays are a family affair. We love our church, The Journey, and are very active in the various ministry opportunities found there. We love camping, kayaking, gardening and yard work, spending time with friends, playing board games, and heading out to the lake.”

Zoology

10:00 am – 11:00 am
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Join us as we make discoveries in God’s amazing animal kingdom! We will study fascinating creatures and learn about their behaviors, habitats, diets, life cycles, and more. Activities and hands-on fun will make it a wild year!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
all material provided
Homework Estimate: occasional
Teacher Bio:
“I am excited to be teaching and working with the students at CCA! I have a BS degree in Elementary Education/Early Childhood from the University of South Florida and have taught grades k-8 in the public school systems in Tampa, South Florida, New York, and at homeschool tutorials in Tennessee and Florida. My husband, Robert, and I have been married thirty-one years, and we have four children that have all graduated from our homeschool. Our oldest, Emily is a Physician’s Assistant, Elora is in PT school at UTC, Eliza is senior majoring in nursing at Lee University, and Ezra is a freshmen at Tennessee Tech. majoring in Biology and playing football. 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!”

Art

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Carol Marion
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $30
Optional Lab:
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 watercolors, acrylics, oil pastels, markers, chalk, and clay. Each student will earn 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:
n/a
Homework Estimate: n/a
Teacher Bio:
I have been with CCA since the start and currently teach at three other schools in the Wilson and Davidson counties. I have been given the great blessing of teaching art to students for 27 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!

Learning Games

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Brittany Root
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
We will play games every week that reinforce specific skills being learned at home! The games will span across multiple subjects, such as phonics, language, math, spelling, problem solving, etc. Students will get to work in groups and in pairs, and have so much fun while continuing their learning!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello! My name is Brittany Root, and this will be my second year homeschooling my children, as well as my second year at CCA. I previously taught for five years at a middle school, and I also teach English online to kids in China. I am a tennis coach for Winfree Bryant Middle School. I have three adopted children, all from Bulgaria. My husband and I are members of Grace Life Baptist Church, and we want to glorify God above all with our lives.

Taekwondo

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Jason Warren
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $45
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Basic Martial Arts Self Defense
Required Textbooks and Materials:
MMA Gloves & Shirt
Homework Estimate: None, but practice is recommended
Teacher Bio:
I have 31 yrs of experience in martial arts. This is my 4th year at CCA. I enjoy working with kids willing to learn.

50 States

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Hilarie Eskew
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
We will be traveling through our wonderful country learning state capitals, state animals, state birds, famous landmarks, 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:
1-inch 3-ring binder with 5 dividers (if you took this class last year, please use that same binder)
Homework Estimate: none
Teacher Bio:
This will be my tenth year homeschooling. I have 3 wonderful children, Mollie (graduated), Lillie (8th), and Noah (7th). I will be married to my fantastic husband for 22 years this year. Homeschooling is a call on our lives, and we love our homeschooling community. This will be our sixth year being a part of this awesome CCA family. We are looking forward to many more years here.

Spanish-The Language and Culture

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Taleen Lambert
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will experience the language and engaging culture of Latin America through music, movement, games, and crafts. The language goal of this class will be to introduce the sounds of a new language and accustom their ears to hearing it in an immersion environment. Students will practice basic conversation through introductions and greetings. Music, songs, and games will be used extensively to assist in long-term assimilation of vocabulary. New vocabulary topics and story books will be introduced for the 2021-2022 school year. The cultural goal of this class will focus on introducing students to the music, customs, foods (even sampling a few), and holidays of Latin America.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
1 folder
Homework Estimate: None required, but practice will help reinforce and increase retention.
Teacher Bio:
My name is Taleen Lambert. We have been homeschooling since 2018, and this will be our third year at CCA. I received a bachelors in Special Education from Harding University and have taught a wide range of subjects and age levels over the past 15 years. I have a deep love for the culture and language of Latin America since I was born and grew up in Guatemala as the daughter to missionary parents, and I have also had the privilege of traveling extensively throughout Central and South America.

Spelling Games

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Misty Hunter
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
“This class will incorporate partner and group spelling games as a fun way to learn sight words, beginning words/word families, and commonly used words for grades 1and 2. Students will gain the basic understanding of how words are formed to reinforce good spelling habits by working on word patterns and spelling rules. The use of physical movement , hands on activities, songs, as well as, lots and lots of spelling games will give students the practice and repetition they need to learn and memorize important phonics skills and spelling words for this grade level.”
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Folder, package of small and large index cards, box of ziplock bags
Homework Estimate: Practice a given set of words each week so to find success in the weekly games.
Teacher Bio:
“My name is Misty Hunter, and I have homeschooled my two girls for five years now. I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education (grades 1-8) and a Masters degree in Administration and Leadership. I taught 12 years before having my girls and deciding to go the homeschool route. I have taught 3 years at CCA. My passion is to educate children. My goal is to teach in a positive nature in which children enjoy and love the process of learning. I enjoy teaching with hands on, fun techniques and activities.”

Clogging

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Madileigh Montgomery
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ Clogging shoes optional- Carl’s clogging supplies $65-85
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
I will be teaching the basics of clogging in my class. Once we learn the basic steps I will start teaching them a simple routine for them to practice.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
I will provide clogging shoes for kids to borrow. If they become interested and you want to buy your own clogging shoes you can find them at Carl’s clogging supplies for around $65-85.
Homework Estimate: Only homework is to practice what they have learned in my class at least 10 min a day.
Teacher Bio:
I was asked to come and teach clogging at CCA. I clog with the Evermean Evergreen cloggers in Lebanon Tennessee. I have been clogging for about 16 years, and I help with the beginners at our studio.

Famous Americans

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Misty Hunter
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $10
Optional Lab:
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 us, can make a difference in our world. We will learn about character traits that make for a good leader. Students will be introduced to famous American presidents, leaders, inventors, explorers, singers, folk tale heroes, sports heroes, and more with the use of literature, technology, hands-on activities, and maybe even some surprise “”visits”” from these heroes. (This class will alternate lists from last year, so it will not be a repeat of last years studies.)”
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Folder or Binder
Homework Estimate: No Homework
Teacher Bio:
My name is Misty Hunter, and I have homeschooled my two daughters for 5 years now. I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education (grades 1-8) and a Masters degree in Leadership and Administration. I have a great passion to teach children. One of my goals as a teacher is to teach children to love learning. I strive to teach children in a positive manner with lots of hands-on, fun activities to keep children engaged in learning. I enjoy teaching History and Famous Americans of History.

P.E. Grades 1-4

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Brittany Root
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $ $0
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
We will be practicing a variety of skills, including strength training, stretching, locomotor skills, body management skills, manipulative work, rhythm skills, and cooperative skills like working in a team or group. We will do fun activities each week! Some of these activities include basketball skills, volleyball skills, throwing/catching a football, hula hoops, jump ropes, tennis skills, parachute play, dodgeball, kickball, among others.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello! My name is Brittany Root, and this will be my second year homeschooling my children, as well as my second year at CCA. I previously taught for five years at a middle school, and I also teach English online to kids in China. I am a tennis coach for Winfree Bryant Middle School. I have three adopted children, all from Bulgaria. My husband and I are members of Grace Life Baptist Church, and we want to glorify God above all with our lives.