2023-2024 3rd and 4th Grade Class Descriptions

Teacher: Andrea Stocking

08:00AM – 09:00AM Adventures in Music

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Andrea Stocking
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Slow down your pace and engage all of your senses as we take a weekly adventure in our free-spirited music class. We will identify the instruments associated with each character in Peter and the Wolf, and then act out the parts as our ears and minds perceive them. We will paint along with Tchaikovsky as we listen to the Nutcracker, and then discuss the similarities and differences between our artwork. Each week we will embark on a different musical adventure, tied together with the arts in all of their beautiful forms. Students will learn how we are each inspired differently as unique members of the body of Christ.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello! I am so looking forward to teaching your child this year. Our three daughters will be in kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades, which marks our fifth year of homeschooling. I started out teaching in 2008 in New York City’s highest-need schools. I spent 10 years in public education, teaching Spanish and dual language math to middle and high schoolers. I have bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and journalism, as well as master’s degrees in Spanish education and education leadership. I have been married to my super patient and wonderful husband Luke for almost 12 years. Luke and I teach 4th-grade Sunday school together at The Journey Church, and our oldest two daughters love volunteering in the 2- and 3-year-old rooms. We moved to Wilson County in 2018 from Florida, but I am originally from northern Indiana (go Hoosiers!). We immediately fell in love with Lebanon and are pumped to join the CCA family.

Teacher: Myrna Berger

08:00AM – 09:00AM Expedition Earth

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Myrna Berger
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In Expedition Earth we will journey through God’s world. Students will learn about the People of the Regions, How to Pray for the Regions, Wonders of the World, Geographical Locations, Christmas around the World, Foods and Recipes, Crafts, Activities, Games, and More!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hi, I’m Myrna! This is my family’s 6th year homeschooling and our 5th 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: Andrea Reyes

08:00AM – 09:00AM Meteorology & Space Science

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Andrea Reyes
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
1st Semester: We’ll discover the wonders of our universe and the planets of our solar system, how astronomy has influenced our world, and so much more. Students will gain a greater appreciation for the majesty of God’s creation as we journey through the Milky Way. We will be utilizing The Good and the Beautiful Space Science Unit Study. 2nd Semester: Through exploratory learning labs, students will gain knowledge of the Earth’s atmosphere and weather. We will learn about the creation of weather, become familiar with the tools for measuring weather, as well as forecasting weather, and much more. We will be utilizing The Good and the Beautiful Meteorology Unit Study.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: No homework
Teacher Bio:
Hello, my name is Andrea Reyes. My children are Hayden(8) and Easton Reyes(6). We moved to the Mt. Juliet area in 2020. That “”shaping”” year brought perspective and as priorities shifted, stars aligned, and time passed, we were able to find a way to make homeschooling happen for our family. We will be wrapping up year one in May. I am super thrilled with the progress our family has made emotionally, academically, and socially throughout the entire process. I have been fortunate in that once I discovered my passion, I was able to fulfill it for 20 years in the classroom. My children are now my favorite students and science is one of my favorite subjects to teach. I understand the need for littles to explore, experiment, and engage in hands-on activities that cause them to think critically about the world around them. This is going to be an out-of-this-world learning experience!

Teacher: Jayd-Lynn Perez

08:00AM – 09:00AM Theatre

Grades 1-4
Teacher: Jayd-Lynn Perez
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $20
Optional Lab: TBA
Class Description:
In this class, we will learn about the wonderful art of Theatre at an introductory level! We’ll work on important terms, parts of the stage, and how theatre skills can help us in other aspects of learning and life. We will also work on these skills through group projects such as games, acting activities, and the production of one class show per semester. ***Each show will happen at the end of the semester and will happen alongside the performances of the other theatre classes. I ask that you PLEASE prioritize your child’s attendance at our performance due to the fact that missing a cast member in a show can greatly affect the whole show itself and therefore the experience of the other students as well (plus we just want to watch every student get their chance to shine of course!). This class requires no previous theatre experience— all you need is a spirit for creativity and teamwork!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Parents will be asked to provide certain costume materials for their child for our shows
Homework Estimate: Occasional homework (students may be asked to look over their lines at home / with a family member)
Teacher Bio:
Hey there, I’m Jayd Perez! 2022 was my first year teaching at CCA and I am so excited to be back for the 2023-24 school year! Prior to teaching here I was previously a substitute in the public school system of Wilson county and have been a professional in the Nashville Theatre industry for several years, serving in many different roles. I am predominantly a stage manager and production assistant— which means I thrive on taking care of people and the organizational sides of the arts! That’s what makes me LOVE working in children’s theatre; there’s nothing like watching students fall in love with the storytelling and creative space-making found in this art form. Outside of theatre, I love spending time with my big crazy family, including my wonderful hilarious 3-year-old daughter.

Teacher: Misty Hunter

08:00AM – 09:00AM Fruits of the Spirit/ Leadership

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Misty Hunter
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This is a split class. Half of the year we will dive deep into the Fruits of the Spirit. We will learn how the Holy Spirit impacts our lives based on Galatians 5:22-23. We will discuss the Fruits of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Each lesson will be designed to help children learn about, and encourage growth in each of the nine fruits, through caring actions and healthy attitudes, with the help of God’s Spirit. Lessons will include illustrative stories, time for personal application, and fun-filled activities. In the second half of the year, we will work on Leadership and Team Building. This will be a practical, hands-on experience that includes group activities, and individual exercises designed to inspire, engage and help to develop the leadership skills needed to achieve the student’s personal best.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
All materials will be supplied by the teacher. No textbook is needed.
Homework Estimate: No homework
Teacher Bio:
My name is Misty Hunter, and I have homeschooled my two girls for over six years now. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (grades 1-8) and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Administration. This will be my fifth year teaching at CCA, and I taught for 12 years in the public school system. My passion is to educate children. My goal is to teach in a positive nature in which children learn to love the process of learning. I enjoy teaching with hands-on, fun, real-life techniques.

Teacher: Bobby Smith

09:00AM – 10:00AM Archery

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Bobby Smith
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Welcome to Archery Class. We will start from the beginning using the USA Archery National Training System. The goal of this class is to not just get kids to shoot a bow, but to understand that Archery is about technique, form and having fun. We will apply the steps of the NTS and learn about the equipment we shoot, the different styles of archery, scoring and targets of each and mostly how to have fun in a sport we grow to love. They will do some target building, learn about bow mechanics, and ultimately leave this class with a great understanding of what Archery is truly about. Discipline, structure and focus on Archery typically makes a child become a great steward of life. To me, the real blessing is just that. Thank you for your interest in CCA Archery Class!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
You may bring your own bow & arrows or rent a bow from CCA for $75 for the year. (An additional Materials Fee check will need to be written to CCA for $75 dated 5/1/23 at the time of registration.) If you are buying your own, **please contact Bobby Smith *before buying* to ensure you are purchasing what is needed.** In general, a Recurve or Genesis Compound Bow and Arrows are needed for this class. The type can depend on your child’s size and what the bow will possibly be used for in the future. Additionally, an Archery Tab is needed to aid in shooting the bow (preferred is Bateman TC3 Three Finger Under Tab https://lancasterarchery.com/products/bateman-tc3-three-finger-under-tab ). http://www.lancasterarchery.com is a good source for finding the equipment needed. A soft or hard-shelled case for transporting and containing equipment at CCA is essential. Optional equipment needed: resistance exercise bands for physical therapy (Amazon/ Walmart).
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
My name is Bobby Smith. Most kids and parents call me Coach Bobby. I have a wonderful wife and 2 kids. My wife Patricia and I have been married for 28 years and our 2 kids are Caleb (23) and Hailey (18). I have been involved in youth ministry for around 11 years now. I have been coaching Archery for 13 years. I love the great outdoors and hunting and fishing are just a couple of ways I spend my time. I also compete in archery as an adult and in the last tournament I shot at a national level I finished in 5th place. My wife works in education in Murfreesboro, TN for the city school system, my son Caleb attends Tennessee Tech University and my daughter Hailey is in homeschool. I spend approximately 20 hours a week donating my time to archery education in Rutherford County in 2 Archery programs as well as doing private tutorial. I look forward to helping kids and adults find their place in the world of archery.

Teacher: Andrea Stocking

09:00AM – 10:00AM Learning to Build

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Andrea Stocking
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $40
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will learn the building construction process from idea conception to finished product. The class will help our fictional store owner plan his new warehouse by drawing plans with the architect, comparing bids from general contractors, connecting wire with the electrician, gluing pvc with the plumber, and eventually constructing a model building, all while staying on schedule and under budget. My husband Luke is a licensed general contractor with 15 years of commercial construction experience, and he will assist us throughout the course. Students will come away from this fun, interactive, hands-on class with a general understanding of all the trades that come together to bring a building to life.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None. The materials fee will cover all necessary supplies, including a hammer for each child to keep at the end of the course.
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello! I am so looking forward to teaching your child this year. Our three daughters will be in kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades, which marks our fifth year of homeschooling. I started out teaching in 2008 in New York City’s highest-need schools. I spent 10 years in public education, teaching Spanish and dual language math to middle and high schoolers. I have bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and journalism, as well as master’s degrees in Spanish education and education leadership. I have been married to my super patient and wonderful husband Luke for almost 12 years. Luke and I teach 4th-grade Sunday school together at the Journey Church, and our oldest two daughters love volunteering in the 2- and 3-year-old rooms. We moved to Wilson County in 2018 from Florida, but I am originally from northern Indiana (go Hoosiers!). We immediately fell in love with Lebanon and are pumped to join the CCA family.

Teacher: Cortissa Scheiderich

09:00AM – 10:00AM Outdoor Skills

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Cortissa Scheiderich
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $30
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class we will learn some fun outdoor skills, that increase our knowledge and enjoyment of the beauty and functionality of nature. God created our world. The more we learn about it the more we will know about Him and His character. The insights we gain will also help us to be better stewards of what God has given us. Each class I will read a little from the book “My Side of the Mountain” and then we will embark on a new hands-on learning adventure about the outdoors! We’ll also gain some great outdoor survival skills as well. Join us on this exciting journey!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Scissors, glue sticks, pencils, colored pencils, and a compass. Any compass is fine, but here’s an option can be found here: https://a.co/d/0ZFmJSf
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
I’m Cortissa Scheiderich. I’ve been married to my husband Larry for 23 years and we have 5 children(ages 19, 17, 9, 8, and 6) I have homeschooled them from the very beginning. We have been a part of various types of homeschool co-ops, tutorials, and groups over the years in different states. I started a 501(c)3 homeschool co-op in 2012 and led it for three years until we moved away. That co-op is still in operation today. I have three boys and love nature! I’m excited to grow and have fun with your children, as we embark on this journey of the outdoors!

Teacher: Jessica Auth

09:00AM – 10:00AM Super Science

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Jessica Auth
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Super Science is designed to be a hands-on, fun, weekly science lesson where we learn by using an experiment or activity. We will cover the Tennessee Academic Standards for Science topics as well as additional chemistry, physics, and biology topics for each grade level. My goal is to make learning all types of science fun and engaging!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: Optional homework
Teacher Bio:
My name is Jessica Auth. I received a biochemistry and molecular biology degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and this will be my 7th year teaching at CCA. I teach elementary-level Super Science classes as well as high school Chemistry. My goal in every class and every age group is to make learning each topic fun and engaging for the students!

Teacher: Amber Woods

09:00AM – 10:00AM Write About It

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Amber Woods
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will be encouraged to be creative writers and have fun expressing themselves through writing. Students will be encouraged to work with partners to take prompts, adventures, scenarios, and stories to another level. Along the way, students will learn the basic steps of the writing process: pre-writing, drafting, revising, and editing, as well as how to use graphic organizers and outlines to organize their thoughts during the writing process. Students will learn the basic structure of sentences and paragraphs. Students will learn to “revise” their own writing by correcting spelling and punctuation and by adding descriptive words and details to make their writing pieces strong and interesting. Students will also explore the different types of writing: letters, informative, opinion, and narrative. Students will work at their own pace on each writing project. My goal is that every student becomes a better writer, but most importantly that students view writing in a positive light.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Binder, notebook paper, pencils, (1) colored ink pen
Homework Estimate: Students will be able to work at their own pace with each writing assignment. Parents will have the option to have students continue to work on their writing pieces at home or save it for the next class meeting.
Teacher Bio:
I have been a homeschooling mom for 7 years. This will be my 4th year teaching at CCA. In the fall, I will have kiddos in the 7th and 4th grades, along with a freshman at Cumberland. 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 15 years. 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.

Teacher: Serenity Vanderschoot

10:00AM – 11:00AM American Sign Language (ASL)

Grades 1-4
Teacher: Serenity Vanderschoot
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $0
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
ASL class gives students the opportunity to learn a new language and culture. We will cover fingerspelling, numbers, everyday terms, conceptual expressions, and worship. ASL is different in structure from the sign systems influenced by English. We will be using a dialect variety of ASL. Students will also become familiar with interesting Deaf history and fun facts about the deaf community.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“Learn to Sign the Fun Way” Three Rivers Press, NY. Author: Penny Warner ISBN- 0-7615-3263-3; Pocket folder and pencil ”
Homework Estimate: No homework. Practice is encouraged at home.
Teacher Bio:
Serenity is a wife and mother of four. She married Matthew in 1999. She has homeschooled her kids since 2008. She received her BA in Deaf Culture Ministry, served on deaf ministerial practicums in Kyiv, Ukraine, and Switzerland, and interned at Melrose Park Deaf Church in Chicago. She was certified as an educational interpreter for mainstream Deaf high schoolers. Serenity started a 501c3 nonprofit dance and arts ministry in 2009 called Adonai. She is certified in Ballet through DMA. In 2019 she studied pastoral counseling at Trevecca and is currently a student at Nazarene Theological Seminary finishing her Master of Divinity. Serenity is a district-licensed Reverend with the Church of the Nazarene. She is passionate about Christ, her family, and those suffering in the midst of end-of-life care or illness. Another passion of hers is worshiping God in ASL and teaching the language to the next generation.

Teacher: Christina Berger

10:00AM – 11:00AM Crafting Through the Bible

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Christina Berger
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
I am excited to craft our way through the Bible! Each week we will read through a Bible story and make a craft that will go along with it. We will use a variety of crafting supplies to make several different styles of crafts. Depending on the difficulty of the craft and the time we have I will add some fun videos and worksheets.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
A smock or large shirt that will stay with me for our painting crafts. Please put their name on it.
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 (11) and Eden (8). Our family is excited to start our 2nd year with CCA. We have been so blessed by it. 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: Emily Sage

10:00AM – 11:00AM STEAM

Grades 3-4
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 6th year homeschooling, 5th year teaching at a co-op or tutorial, 3rd year at CCA, and 2nd year teaching STEAM class. I have a Bachelor’s in Commercial Art and Illustration. I am a mom of 3 and wife to my husband, Derek, of 16 years. I love teaching this class and trying to find creative ways to make the world around them come alive in a new way and foster curiosity! My hope through teaching and homeschooling is to help children develop a lifelong love of learning!

Teacher: Jessica Auth

10:00AM – 11:00AM Super Science

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Jessica Auth
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Super Science is designed to be a hands-on, fun, weekly science lesson where we learn by using an experiment or activity. We will cover the Tennessee Academic Standards for Science topics as well as additional chemistry, physics, and biology topics for each grade level. My goal is to make learning all types of science fun and engaging!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: Optional homework
Teacher Bio:
My name is Jessica Auth. I received a biochemistry and molecular biology degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and this will be my 6th year teaching at CCA. I teach elementary-level Super Science classes as well as high school Chemistry. My goal in every class and every age group is to make learning each topic fun and engaging for the students!

Teacher: Kimmer Lodes

10:00AM – 11:00AM Tuttle Twins America and Our Government

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Kimmer Lodes
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Your kids will understand real-world concepts and ideas using simple, fully-illustrated, fun stories. A variety of topics will be taught to help your children learn about true history, sound money, personal freedom and responsibility, entrepreneurship, individual rights, and more.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: No homework
Teacher Bio:
My name is Kimmer Lodes. I’m married to my wonderful husband, Casey and we have twin boys. We’ve been a homeschool family and at CCA for 6 years. As a former teacher who taught all grade levels, I love that I now get to use my teaching skills at CCA.

Teacher: Carol Marion

12:30PM – 1:30PM Art

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Carol Marion
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $40
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 29 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: Myrna Berger

12:30PM – 1:30PM Dance Study & Performance

Grades 1-4
Teacher: Myrna Berger
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $20
Optional Lab: Outside of our 24-week class meetings, students are required to attend the dress rehearsal for CCA Performance Night and CCA Performance Night.
Class Description:
Our class will study 10 different types of Modern and Traditional Dance from all Around the World. Students will learn about the culture, origins, music, traditions, costumes, and movements of each dance. Students do not need to have any prior Dance Experience. Beginning in January, students will learn a routine to perform for the CCA Performance Night.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hi, I’m Myrna! This is my family’s 6th year homeschooling and our 5th 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: Taleen Lambert

12:30PM – 1:30PM Spanish-The Language and Culture

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Taleen Lambert
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will experience the language and engage in the 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 the 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 2023-2024 school year will cover similar topics and vocabulary as two years ago (2021-2022), but different from last year (2022-2023)*
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 20 years. I have had 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: Emily Sage

12:30PM – 1:30PM STEAM

Grades 3-4
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 6th year homeschooling, 5th year teaching at a co-op or tutorial, 3rd year at CCA, and 2nd year teaching STEAM class. I have a Bachelor’s in Commercial Art and Illustration. I am a mom of 3 and wife to my husband, Derek, of 16 years. I love teaching this class and trying to find creative ways to make the world around them come alive in a new way and foster curiosity! My hope through teaching and homeschooling is to help children develop a lifelong love of learning!

Teacher: Jason Warren

12:30PM – 1:30PM Taekwondo

Grades 1-4
Teacher: Jason Warren
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $40
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This class is designed to teach basic self-defense and help increase confidence, focus, and attention span.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None. MMA Gloves provided with supply fee.
Homework Estimate: No homework, but practice is recommended
Teacher Bio:
I have now been at CCA for 5 years. I am originally from Memphis TN and moved here in 2008. I have been in martial arts for 33 yrs and specialized in teaching children self-defense, confidence, focus, respect, discipline, and many other character-building aspects most parents want for their children. I know what it did for me as a child and I enjoy instilling those same virtues in my students.

Teacher: Misty Hunter

1:30PM – 2:30PM “Of All the Places We Will Go”

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Misty Hunter
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
“Oh, the Places We Will Go” -Dear Children, Come take a ride with me through the many possible paths that life can lead us on. In this class, we will learn about many different career path choices. We will learn about the skills needed for particular careers, and we will take individual inventory of our personal talents, areas of interest, and God-given talents. We will have special guests that will speak to us about their careers and allow us to ask questions on each path – the ins and outs of each career. We will keep response records and take an end-of-the-year inventory of each child’s favorite career path. No career path will be discouraged but all presented in a positive light for students to gain knowledge of “All the Places We Can Go” in the future.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Binder needed – No textbook required
Homework Estimate: No Homework
Teacher Bio:
My name is Misty Hunter, and I have homeschooled my two girls for over six years now. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education (grades 1-8) and a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Administration. This will be my fifth year teaching at CCA, and I taught for 12 years in the public school system. My passion is to educate children. My goal is to teach in a positive nature in which children learn to love the process of learning. I enjoy teaching with hands-on, fun, real-life techniques.

Teacher: Carol Marion

1:30PM – 2:30PM Art

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Carol Marion
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $40
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: Sherida Foster

1:30PM – 2:30PM Journey Through Music History

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Sherida Foster
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
I am so excited to teach “Journey Through Music History” to the 3rd and 4th grades! We will have so much fun traveling through different time periods and places around the globe; listening to and learning about the unique music and culture of the day. Every class will have high-energy components emphasized by music and movement. A Christian perspective is threaded throughout. Sometimes we’ll add a craft-type activity, as well, like making our own instrument. The class will work together on a timeline project that will grow throughout the school year, until completion at the end of the Spring semester. No tests or quizzes.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
A 1-inch 3-ring hard cover binder with pockets inside, and also a full clear pocket over the front outside cover. 1- 24-pack of Crayola crayons. 1- 12-pack no. 2 pencils.
Homework Estimate: No written homework. Students will have 1 at-home listening assignment per week. Estimated 10 minutes total. Parents will sign in their child’s take-home folder for completion.
Teacher Bio:
Hello families, my name is Sherida Foster, and this is my first year with Cornerstone Christian Academy. My niece and nephew attend CCA, and some of my current students are homeschoolers. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, from Cumberland University. I have over 10 years of experience teaching music lessons to all ages, 6 and up, individually and in groups. I currently run my own home studio, Foster The Music, in the Lebanon area, where I teach individual piano and voice lessons. I sing with, and I am in a musical leadership role in a local a cappella chorus. I have performance experience in many genres of music. I also play a bit of guitar and ukulele for fun. My father is my biggest musical influence and inspiration. Singing, writing, recording, and touring together have created unforgettable experiences. My wonderful husband and two amazing children (8 and 10) are also very musically talented! I can’t forget our 2 Border Collies who are the best dogs ever! We have so much fun playing frisbee with them.

Teacher: Myrna Berger

1:30PM – 2:30PM Marine Biology/Water & Our World

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Myrna Berger
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
1st Semester- Sharks, Whales, and other creatures of the deep ocean…Oh my!!! Using the Good and the Beautiful curriculum, the goal of this course is for the students to explore and gain a greater appreciation for God’s creations of the sea. We will build a science folder as we learn new topics & vocabulary and test experiments. 2nd Semester- We will be diving into the fascinating world of waterfalls, glaciers, oceans, and more! Students will learn all about water and how it shapes our Earth and our lives. Using the Good and the Beautiful curriculum we will build a science folder as we learn new topics & vocabulary and test experiments.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hi, I’m Myrna! This is my family’s 6th year homeschooling and our 5th 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

1:30PM – 2:30PM Story of the World Volume 1

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Danielle Winslow
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
We will be using Story of the World Volume 1 Ancient Times as a guide to bring ancient history to life. Each week students will travel back in time to study topics such as Nomads, Egypt, Ancient China, Ancient Africa, the Phoenicians, the Greeks, and much more. We will take our time reading the curriculum in class and have corresponding hands-on activities.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello! My name is Danielle Winslow, and this is my second year teaching at CCA. My family has been homeschooling for seven 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, chickens, and goats!

Teacher: Hilarie Eskew

2:30PM – 3:30PM 50 States

Grades 3-4
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 about state capitals, state animals, state birds, famous landmarks, and much more, even history! We will study our states by 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:
1-1 inch 3 ring binder, 5 PAPER (not plastic) dividers, scissors, coloring pencils and glue
Homework Estimate: No homework
Teacher Bio:
This will be my twelfth year of homeschooling. I have 3 wonderful children, Mollie (graduated), Lillie (10th), and Noah (9th). I will be married to my hard-working husband for 24 years this year. Homeschooling is a call on our lives, and we love our homeschooling community. This will be our eighth year being a part of this awesome CCA family. We are looking forward to many more years here.

Teacher: Brittany Root

2:30PM – 3:30PM Elementary P.E.

Grades 1-4
Teacher: Brittany Root
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $0
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, and badminton, among others.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello! My name is Brittany Root, and this will be my fourth year homeschooling my children, as well as my fourth 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 middle school tennis coach for 7 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: Amy Hubble

2:30PM – 3:30PM Fun with Crafting

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Amy Hubble
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
We will be creating fun crafts each week using a variety of items, from paper to fabric, and somewhere in between.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Crayons, colored pencils, markers, 1 black sharpie to write their name on projects, and scissors. They can have them in a pencil box and keep them in their backpacks.
Homework Estimate: No homework required. If a simple project doesn’t get completed they may bring it home to finish.
Teacher Bio:
My name is Amy Hubble, I am married to Danny. We have 3 kids at CCA, Derek, Dylan & Kinley. We have been homeschooling for 3 years and have been at CCA for 2. I am a very crafty person and love to create things, paint, scrapbook, and have even sewed a few things. I love how arts & crafts can end with two people creating the same item but they look totally different because of imagination and vision. We will have lots of fun creating new things.

Teacher: Andrea Stocking

2:30PM – 3:30PM Learning to Build

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Andrea Stocking
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $40
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will learn the building construction process from idea conception to finished product. The class will help our fictional store owner plan his new warehouse by drawing plans with the architect, comparing bids from general contractors, connecting wire with the electrician, gluing pvc with the plumber, and eventually constructing a model building, all while staying on schedule and under budget. My husband Luke is a licensed general contractor with 15 years of commercial construction experience, and he will assist us throughout the course. Students will come away from this fun, interactive, hands-on class with a general understanding of all the trades that come together to bring a building to life.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None. The materials fee will cover all necessary supplies, including a hammer for each child to keep at the end of the course.
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello! I am so looking forward to teaching your child this year. Our three daughters will be in kindergarten, 2nd and 4th grades, which marks our fifth year of homeschooling. I started out teaching in 2008 in New York City’s highest-need schools. I spent 10 years in public education, teaching Spanish and dual language math to middle and high schoolers. I have bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and journalism, as well as master’s degrees in Spanish education and education leadership. I have been married to my super patient and wonderful husband Luke for almost 12 years. Luke and I teach 4th-grade Sunday school together at the Journey Church, and our oldest two daughters love volunteering in the 2- and 3-year-old rooms. We moved to Wilson County in 2018 from Florida, but I am originally from northern Indiana (go Hoosiers!). We immediately fell in love with Lebanon and are pumped to join the CCA family.

Teacher: Lisa Widelock

2:30PM – 3:30PM Zoology

Grades 3-4
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $176
Materials Fee: $25
Optional Lab:
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 materials provided
Homework Estimate: Occasional 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-three 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 junior 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! I’m looking forward to a wonderful school year! God is good all the time, and all the time God is good!