2022-2023 1st and 2nd Grade Class Descriptions

Teacher: Jayd-Lynn Perez

Theatre Grades 1-4

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Teacher: Jayd-Lynn Perez
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class we will explore our creativity and learn new skills through Theatre! Students will work on individual and team activities to learn new things about how Theatre can teach us to express ourselves, appreciate the process of the dramatic arts, and understand scripts as a form of literature that we get to be a part of! Together we will learn about several aspects of what goes into a theatre show, and then put what we’ve discovered into action for winter and spring stage productions.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None. A folder to keep their scripts will be provided at the top of the semester. I ask that students keep track of it for use during class— if it is lost I just ask that they provide the replacement.
Homework Estimate: Occasional homework (reviewing their script at home as needed)
Teacher Bio:
The 2022-2023 school year will be my first year with CCA! I am a graduate of MTSU where I received my BS in Theatre with a focus in theatre education and administration. I absolutely love every aspect of the creation of theatre and have experienced theatre work in many areas such as performance, admin. duties, cast management, crew work, developing new shows, and more! (But my favorite has always been working in children’s theatre!) I love to share with students the many different ways that we can all find a place to belong in the theatre, and how every personality and skill set is valuable and loved here! When I’m not being a grown up Drama Club Kid I am spending time with my big family and enjoying lots of podcasts! I love creative writing and telling absolutely everyone about all the funny stuff my two year old does!

Teacher: Susan Meyer

American Sign Language Grades 1-4

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Teacher: Susan Meyer
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
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 11th 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.

Teacher: Emily Sage

STEAM Grades 1-2

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Teacher: Emily Sage
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 30
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In STEAM class we will perform a variety of experiments and/or complete hands-on activities during each class meeting. We will explore science, technology, engineering, art and math from a Biblical worldview. Some of the topics covered will include: gravity, electricity, Newton’s laws, light, motion, the senses, chemical reactions, magnetism, molecules and atoms, energy, weights, measurement and more.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Pencils, markers and scissors
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello, I’m Emily! This will be my 5th year homeschooling, 4th year teaching at a co-op or tutorial, and 2nd year at CCA. I have a Bachelor’s in Commercial Art and Illustration. I am a mom of 3 and wife to my husband, Derek, of 15 years. My hope through teaching and homeschooling is to help children develop a lifelong love of learning!

Teacher: Kimmer Lodes

Tuttle Twins America and our Government Grades 1-2

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Kimmer Lodes
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class I’m excited to teach your children about American Government. I want to help your children learn about true history, sound money, personal freedom and responsibility, entrepreneurship, individual rights, and more. Most importantly, I want to equip students with the knowledge to think critically about real-world concepts and help them understand what’s happening in our Government today. The curriculum used will make sure your children are being taught good principles and true ideas. We will do this in fun and engaging ways.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Folders, Paper, Pencils and Colored Pencils or Crayons
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
My name is Kimmer Lodes. I’ve been married to my husband Casey for 12 years and we have twin boys. I started homeschooling 5 years ago when my boys started kindergarten. That’s also when my CCA journey began. Before homeschooling, I was a public school teacher for 11 years. I taught all grade levels and a variety of subjects. I’m excited to once again be in the classroom teaching.

Teacher: Emily Sage

STEAM Grades 1-2

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Emily Sage
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 30
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In STEAM class we will perform a variety of experiments and/or complete hands-on activities during each class meeting. We will explore science, technology, engineering, art and math from a Biblical worldview. Some of the topics covered will include: gravity, electricity, Newton’s laws, light, motion, the senses, chemical reactions, magnetism, molecules and atoms, energy, weights, measurement and more.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Pencils, markers and scissors
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello, I’m Emily! This will be my 5th year homeschooling, 4th year teaching at a co-op or tutorial, and 2nd year at CCA. I have a Bachelor’s in Commercial Art and Illustration. I am a mom of 3 and wife to my husband, Derek, of 15 years. My hope through teaching and homeschooling is to help children develop a lifelong love of learning!

Teacher: Christina Berger

Crafting through the Seasons Grades 1-2

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Christina Berger
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
I am so excited to craft and have fun in this class! We will take 6 weeks on each season. We will talk about how God uniquely created each one. We will also have fun exploring the holidays that happen during each season. Each week we will make a craft that will go along with our topic for the day.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
An oversized shirt/smock that they can wear over their clothes during craft time.
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hi! My name is Christina and I’m thrilled to be given this opportunity to spend time crafting through the seasons! I am married to Emmanuel and we have two kids, Nehemiah (10) and Eden (7). Our family is excited to start our homeschool journey with CCA. I am looking forward to using my past experience in Children’s Ministry to create fun, Bible-centered, hands-on classes. I can’t wait to meet you and your kiddos!

Teacher: Wendy Sewell

Music in Motion Grades 1-2

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Wendy Sewell
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
My goal is to make the teaching of music for young children a tactile, kinesthetic experience as well as a visual and auditory one. Research supports that the developing central nervous system of children requires the release of energy through movement. Music in Motion will be a fun class focusing on introducing children to many different genres of music from classical to blues and more. We will be learning about rhythm as well and moving to the music… think stretching, dancing, jumping, etc… and learning to listen and move.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Folder with pockets
Homework Estimate: No homework
Teacher Bio:
I homeschooled my two children from the time they were in elementary until they graduated from tutorial. They are both in college now, but I continue to devote much of my time to teaching. I have taught at several tutorials over the past 20 years. I now also teach private music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, ukulele, song writing, and music theory at my home studio. I studied acting at Brenau College and majored in Vocal Performance and Music Business at Belmont University. Through the past thirty years I have gained extensive experience in music theater, television, and film. I was also a professional songwriter for EMI music publishing for many years. I am so happy to have the opportunity to share some of what I have learned with your student.

Teacher: Hilarie Eskew

50 States Grades 1-2

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Teacher: Hilarie Eskew
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
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 Northeast. 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″ 3-ring binder, 5 dividers, scissors, crayons or coloring pencils, and glue.
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
This will be my eleventh year homeschooling. I have 3 wonderful children, Mollie (graduated), Lillie (9th), and Noah (8th). I will be married to my hard working husband for 23 years this year. Homeschooling is a call on our lives, and we love our homeschooling community. This will be our seventh year being a part of this awesome CCA family. We are looking forward to many more years here.

Teacher: Taleen Lambert

Spanish-The Language and Culture Grades 1-2

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Teacher: Taleen Lambert
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
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. 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. The 2022-2023 school year will cover the similar topics and vocabulary as TWO years ago (2020-2021), but different from last year (2021-2022).
Required Textbooks and Materials:
1 folder
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
My name is Taleen Lambert. We have been homeschooling since 2018. I received a Bachelor’s 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 of missionary parents, and I have also had the privilege of traveling extensively throughout Central and South America. I love teaching and challenging students to see the world our God created for us from new perspectives.

Teacher: Myrna Berger

Space Science & Meteorology Grades 1-2

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Teacher: Myrna Berger
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
1st Semester- We’ll discover the wonders of our universe & the planets of our solar system, how astronomy has influenced our world, and much more! Students will gain a greater appreciation for the majesty of God’s creations as we journey through the Milky Way. We will be using The Good and the Beautiful Space Science Unit Study. 2nd Semester- With hands-on activities and in-class experiments, students will gain knowledge of the Earth’s atmosphere and weather. We will learn about the creation of weather, measuring weather, forecasting weather and much more. I will be using The Good and the Beautiful Meteorology Unit Study.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hi, I’m Myrna! This is my family’s 5th year homeschooling and our 4th year attending CCA. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Public Relations from California State University Fullerton. I have a passion for teaching and love seeing a child’s face light up when they learn something new. My children and I are very grateful for our CCA community!

Teacher: Danielle Winslow

Learning Phonics through Art Grades 1-2

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Teacher: Danielle Winslow
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
I am excited to teach this fun and hands-on class! Each week the students will focus on a different phonic sound. We will work on diagraphs and blending that correlates with each phonetic sound. I will also introduce sight words each week to build their reading confidence. We will have an art project each week that relates to our lesson making the lesson come alive!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: Reviewing what we learned in class. 30-45 minutes weekly
Teacher Bio:
Hello! My name is Danielle Winslow and this is my first year teaching at CCA. My family has been homeschooling for six years. I graduated from MTSU with a degree in Education. I’m a Nashville native and currently reside in Castalian Springs with my husband, three children, dogs, cats and chickens!

Teacher: Jason Warren

Taekwondo Grades 1-4

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Jason Warren
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 35
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This class will be a class focusing on basic self-defense and martial arts concepts. Martial Arts also encourages focus, attention span, respect and discipline. There will be no homework, however practicing is encouraged. Students will not be required to wear a uniform or belt. They will be promoted to their yellow belt by the end of the first semester.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None. MMA Gloves provided with supply fee.
Homework Estimate: No homework
Teacher Bio:
My name is Jason Warren and I’m a 6th degree Black belt. I have been involved in training and teaching martial arts for over 31 years. This will be my 5th year at CCA. I have a long history of serving the Lebanon and Memphis area with my knowledge. I look forward to teaching my new group.

Teacher: Karenda Bolich

Real Life Heroes Grades 1-2

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Karenda Bolich
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This class will focus on heroic individuals throughout world history. These heroes, both male and female, acted with great courage and nobility despite great personal sacrifice.
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.

Teacher: Myrna Berger

Super Science Grades 1-2

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Myrna Berger
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Do you have an attitude of curiosity? Let’s jump into Super Science to observe, explore, and grow! Interactive activities and demonstrations will engage students in the history of science development and theories, nature of science, living systems and the environment, structures and properties of matter, motion, forces and energy, and Earth and space science. Get ready for lots of fun, hands-on learning!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hi, I’m Myrna! This is my family’s 5th year homeschooling and our 4th year attending CCA. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Public Relations from California State University Fullerton. I have a passion for teaching and love seeing a child’s face light up when they learn something new. My children and I are very grateful for our CCA community!

Teacher: Carol Marion

Art Grades 1-2

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Carol Marion
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 35
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 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 and 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!

Teacher: Lisa Widelock

Leaping into Literature Grades 1-2

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
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! ***This class has a two year rotation for those who may want to take it in both first and second grade.***
Required Textbooks and Materials:
All materials provided
Homework Estimate: Optional/15 to 30 mins daily
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-two years, and we have four children that have all graduated from our homeschool. Our oldest, Emily is a Physician’s Assistant, Elora is a Physical Therapist, Eliza is a Registered Nurse, and Ezra is a sophomore 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! ”

Teacher: Karenda Bolich

Bible Grades 1-4

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Karenda Bolich
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Over the past 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:
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.

Teacher: Brittany Root

Learning Games Grades 1-2

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Brittany Root
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 0
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class students will play games every week that reinforce specific skills being learned at home! The games will span across multiple subjects, such as phonics, sight words, math, spelling, and problem solving. Students will get to work in groups and in pairs while having fun to continue their learning!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello! My name is Brittany Root, and this will be my third year homeschooling my children, as well as my third year teaching at CCA. I previously taught for five years at a public middle school, as well as teaching English online to students in China. I have been a tennis coach for Winfree Bryant Middle School for six years. My husband and I have three adopted children, all from Bulgaria. We are members of Grace Life Baptist Church. I look forward to working with your child!

Teacher: Myrna Berger

Super Science Grades 1-2

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Myrna Berger
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Do you have an attitude of curiosity? Let’s jump into some Super Science to observe, explore, and grow! Interactive activities and demonstrations will engage students in the history of science development and theories, nature of science, living systems and the environment, structures and properties of matter, motion, forces and energy, and Earth and space science. Get ready for lots of fun, hands-on learning!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hi, I’m Myrna! This is my family’s 5th year homeschooling and our 4th year attending CCA. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Public Relations from California State University Fullerton. I have a passion for teaching and love seeing a child’s face light up when they learn something new. My children and I are very grateful for our CCA community!

Teacher: Lisa Widelock

Zoology Grades 1-2

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
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! **This class has a two-year rotation for those who may want to take it in both first and second grade. **
Required Textbooks and Materials:
All materials provided
Homework Estimate: Optional homework activities
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-two years, and we have four children that have all graduated from our homeschool. Our oldest, Emily is a Physician’s Assistant, Elora is a Physical Therapist, Eliza is a Registered Nurse, and Ezra is a sophomore 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! ”

Teacher: Brittany Root

P.E. Grades 1-4

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Brittany Root
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 5
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class students will have a blast getting their energy out through a variety of activities! We will practice sports skills, such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, and football, and we will also play cooperative games that focus more on teamwork, such as dodgeball and kickball. Other activities include strength training, stretching, parachute play, hula hoops, badminton, and jump ropes, among others.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello! My name is Brittany Root, and this will be my third year homeschooling my children, as well as my third year teaching at CCA. I previously taught for five years at a public middle school as well as English online to students in China. I have been a tennis coach at Winfree Bryant Middle School for 6 years. My husband and I have three adopted children, all from Bulgaria. We are members of Grace Life Baptist Church. I look forward to working with your child!

Teacher: Wendy Sewell

Music in Motion Grades 1-2

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Wendy Sewell
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
My goal is to make the teaching of music for young children a tactile, kinesthetic experience as well as a visual and auditory one. Research supports that the developing central nervous system of children requires the release of energy through movement. Music in Motion will be a fun class focusing on introducing children to many different genres of music from classical to blues and more. We will be learning about rhythm as well and moving to the music… think stretching, dancing, jumping, etc… and learning to listen and move.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Folder with pockets
Homework Estimate: No homework
Teacher Bio:
I homeschooled my two children from the time they were in elementary until they graduated from tutorial. They are both in college now, but I continue to devote much of my time to teaching. I have taught at several tutorials over the past 20 years. I now also teach private music lessons in piano, guitar, voice, ukulele, song writing, and music theory at my home studio. I studied acting at Brenau College and majored in Vocal Performance and Music Business at Belmont University. Through the past thirty years I have gained extensive experience in music theater, television, and film. I was also a professional songwriter for EMI music publishing for many years. I am so happy to have the opportunity to share some of what I have learned with your student.