3rd and 4th Grade Class Descriptions


Choir (grades 1-4)

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 

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.


Learning Through Literature

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Marla Poole
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 

Class Description: A year of learning to love literature by diving into classic, time-honored books. Children will read in and out of class and complete activities and literature packets that will help them gain a better understanding of literary concepts, work on comprehension skills, and increase vocabulary. Hands-on fun and projects will be included. Please note that the book selection changes yearly so the class can be taken in both 3rd and 4th grade.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Each student will need his/her own copy of each title we use in class and a 1-inch binder to store class handouts in.
Homework Estimate: At-home reading of 20 minutes per day. Students can read the material or it can be read aloud to them. Some in class work may be finished at home, and there are fun end-of-book projects that will be done at home.


Sign Language (grades 1-4)

8:00-9:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Susan Meyer
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $5 

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.


Archery

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Mike Hudson
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 

Class Description: In Archery class, a student will learn the 11 steps to shooting Archery equipment, known as the National Training System taught and created by USA Archery: 1.) Stance, 2.) Nock, 3.) Hook and Grip, 4.) Posture/ Alignment (Set), 5.) Raise Bow (Set-Up), 6.) Draw (To Load), 7.) Anchor, 8.) Transfer to Hold, 9.) Aim (Expand/Aim), 10.) Release / Follow Through, 11.) Feedback.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Equipment is provided.
Homework Estimate: No homework.


Drama (grades 1-4)

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $15 

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.


Super Science

9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Jessica Auth
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $25 

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 additional materials required.
Homework Estimate: No homework.


Colonial/Pioneer Days

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Wanda Brandon
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $20 

Class Description: Colonial/Pioneer Days will be an interactive fun look at the colonies and westward movement and what a child’s life would have been like. We’ll look at everyday life, food, fun, and school life. We will make butter, buttons, ink, a hornbook and many other activities that depict life as a colonial/pioneer child.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: None.


STEM

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Briana Froud
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $25 

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.


Super Science

10:00-11:00 a.m. 
Teacher: Jessica Auth
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $25 

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: None.
Homework Estimate: No homework.


Famous Americans

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Misty Hunter
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 

Class Description: Let’s take a little walk through the history of America. We will learn about ordinary people that helped shape and mold our world throughout history. We will learn that ordinary people, just like us, can make a difference in the world we live in. Students will be introduced to famous American presidents, inventors, leaders, singers, sports figures, just to name a few. We will be using a variety of literature, technology sources, songs, and activities while journaling and researching information together.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Binders
Homework Estimate: No homework.


STEM

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Briana Froud
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $25 

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.


Taekwondo (Ages 6-12)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Jason Warren
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $30.00 (includes martial arts shirt and uniform) 

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 in to their school work.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: Practice is recommended but not mandatory.


Zoology

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $25 

Class Description: Become a zoologist and join our adventure as we discover 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 supplies will be provided.
Homework Estimate: Occasional at-home activities.


50 States

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Hilarie Eskew
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 

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 1-inch binder with 5 dividers (if you took this class last year please use the same binder)
Homework Estimate: None


Creative Crafting

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Delaney Brandon
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $30.00 

Class Description: This is a fun course geared toward elementary kids who are looking for something creative to do. We will cover everything from sewing and crochet to rock art and shrink art with lots of great projects the kids will be able to bring home and share with their family and friends.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None.
Homework Estimate: No homework.


P.E. (grades 1-4)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Cole Presley
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $0 

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.


World Cultures

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Karenda Bolich
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 

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.


Art

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Carol Marion
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $30 

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: None.
Homework Estimate: None.


Bible (grades 1-4)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Karenda Bolich
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $10 

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.


Cursive Writing (grades 1-4)

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168 
Materials Fee: $20 

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.