2020-2021 5th and 6th Grade Class Descriptions


Archery

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Teacher: Mike Hudson
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
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 provided.
Homework Estimate: No homework.


Handicrafts

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Teacher: Taleen Lambert
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $25

Class Description: In today’s society, handicrafts may no longer be a life skill like they used to be, but the process of creating something with our hands, in similar fashion to our own Creator, still brings great joy and reward, and for some, may one day lead to their “life’s work.” In this class, students will have the opportunity to develop their skills in a variety of handicrafts. A few examples include the following: basic wire sculpting, origami, beginning felt work, book-binding, finger-knitting, pressed-flower creations, hemp bracelets/necklaces, nail and string art, and Christmas ornaments. Students and parents will be given options to choose from.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: Occasional homework: planning their next project.


IEW – Level A Writing and Grammar

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Teacher: Robyn Collins
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $10

Class Description: First time IEW students will learn to write using the Structure and Style method of IEW from the theme-based Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons book. This course works through Units 1-8 structural models of the IEW Syllabus as they learn to take notes, summarize references, retell stories, write from pictures, and more. Writing assignments will use source texts of popular fables, myths, fairy tales, and authors.
Students will cover grammar skills using Fix-It Grammar – Book 1. The lesson for Fix It will be taught in class, but the parent is expected to check their five homework sentences each week and help with corrections. Therefore, the teacher’s manual for Fix-it Book 1 is required to purchase.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
– Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons student book 3rd ed. – $29, ISBN: 9781623413095 Pub. Date 2019, Vendor: Institute For Excellence in Writing
– Fix It! Grammar Book 1 Teacher’s Manual (The Nose Tree) – $19, ISBN: 9781623411718 Pub. Date – 2014
– Fix It! Grammar Book 1 (The Nose Tree) – $15, ISBN: 9781623411428 Pub. Date 2014 (You may opt to only purchase the teacher’s manual for the Fix It Grammar and print off the student pages from the IEW website, since they are downloadable with purchasing the teacher’s manual)
– Supplies List: 2-inch three-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers, pencil, yellow highlighter, pk (50) of clear sheet protectors for final drafts.
– Access to a computer to type and print weekly writing assignments.
Homework Estimate: 30-45 minutes 4 days a week


LEAD

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Teacher: Tracy Dowell
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $10

Class Description: LEAD = Leadership, Engage, Advise, Direct. Students will develop a sense of what it means to be a leader in and out of the classroom. Students will learn how to work with peers and create a culture of ownership and collaboration in the classroom and community. The students will take an active role in their educational process while developing skills needed to become the leaders they are meant to be. Students will learn how to work together through group projects, team building activities, and engaging hands-on challenges. Throughout the year, students will expand their knowledge of leadership by focusing on the following attributes:
Teamwork
Perseverance
Negotiation
Decision Making
Confident Communication
Planning and Goal Setting
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None


Beginner Cooking

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $40

Class Description: This class is designed to introduce basic cooking skills for children in fifth and sixth grades. We will learn kitchen basics and safety. The class will cover a variety of recipes, including but not limited to appetizers, main dishes, snacks, vegetables, and desserts. We will talk about basic meal-planning skills as well. Student will also get the opportunity to learn some basic cake decorating skills. My overall goal is to expose the students to a wide variety of foods, increase their confidence in their own abilities, and to have fun!
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: No homework


Botany/Astronomy

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Teacher: Tina Arnold
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $15

Class Description: First semester we will study an overview of botany, covering the process of scientific classification, plant reproduction, and the importance of plants as producers for all of life. This lays an important foundation for 7th grade life science. Second semester, I will introduce the wonders of the solar system. We will study each planet, the sun, and the moon. It may seem like an unusual combination, but as I have taught science over the years I have discovered that many students are lacking science background in these two areas. Rather than devote an entire year to each subject, we will cover the main parts of each text in 1 semester each. I will provide handouts so you will have no need of the “notebooking journals” that accompany the texts. A detailed description of the texts is available at the apologia.com website.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
– Exploring Creation with Botany/ Apologia ISBN 978-1-932012-49-1 (text)
– Exploring Creation with Astronomy /Apologia ISBN 978-1-940110-58-5 (text)
– Supplies: 3 ring binder (2 inch) with 1 set of dividers and notebook paper, a small magnifying glass, colored pencils.
Homework Estimate: 2-3 days a week at home on science reading and homework for an average of 2-3 hours a week.


Math Skills

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Teacher: Brittany Root
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $0

Class Description: In this class, we will practice all things math for grades 5 and 6! We will not only practice the skills, but we will work on fact fluency as well as play math games to make it fun! We will cover topics such as multiplication, division, fractions, equations, and percents.
Required Textbooks and Materials: No textbook, but bring a composition book
Homework Estimate: No homework


Super Science

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Teacher: Jessica Auth
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $25

Class Description: Super Science will be an interactive and fun class where we will learn chemistry and biology concepts. We will cover a new concept each week and watch it come to life with a hands-on project or experiment. I will be using The Good and the Beautiful science units this year.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Binder
Homework Estimate: 1 hour per week


Drama Grades 5-8

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Teacher: Elizabeth Rhea
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $20

Class Description: In this class we learn some of the different techniques used in drama and 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: None
Homework Estimate: Practicing scripts


Junior Finance

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $5

Class Description: This class will kick off by learning the basic components of personal finance – from checking accounts, savings, and investing to basic budgeting and money management. We will then move into studying very basic business and how to be an entrepreneur. The students will have opportunities to create and run their own business as well as evaluate the success of that business. We will also dive into career exploration.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: No homework


Literature

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $10

Class Description: Enjoy God’s gift of language with exciting novels! Reading classic stories, we will cover vocabulary, comprehension, literary elements and devices, as well as write book reports and poetry. Through book covers, posters, dioramas, and plays, we will explore our creative side! Students will be required to turn in weekly homework assignments.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Squanto Friend of the Pilgrims by Clyde Robert Bulla
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Sounder by William H. Armstrong
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Homework Estimate: 3-4 hours weekly

STEM

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Teacher: Briana Froud
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
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 blow giant bubbles. We have so much fun!
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None


Drawing

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Teacher: Ginger Latham
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $20

Class Description: This class is for both beginning students and those who have had some drawing instruction in the past. My instruction includes drawing on the right side of the brain, a technique that allows the student to draw what they see and not what they think the see. Beginners will learn the basics, which include proportions, perspective, and values (darks vs. lights), while returning students will be encouraged to choose from more difficult drawings.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None


Taekwondo Grades 1-6

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Teacher: Jason Warren
Tuition: 24 weeks (1-hour class) – $168
Materials Fee: $40

Class Description: Students will learn basic martial arts fundamentals and self-defense. There will be an emphasis on personal development such as confidence, discipline, focus, and respect.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None is required but recommended.


Spanish

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Teacher: Patricia Aguilar
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $25

Class Description: Methodology: Multisensorial. I take into consideration all the learning styles. Lots of interaction, movement, and fun while learning. From the basics: Alphabet and pronunciation, greetings, numbers, colors, parts of the body, food, actions (verbs), animals, clothing, family and community, to be able to answer basic questions of what, who, when, where, why, how, and which. Homework every week, some “show and tell,” group activities, and short written assessments.
Class Goals: (1.) To enable the students to achieve a level of reading, writing, listening, and speaking fluency that prepares them to carry on a simple conversation, i.e., introduce themselves, introduce other people, answer personal questions and ask general questions using who, when, what, why, what, how, how many, and how much. (2.) To motivate students to continue learning Spanish on their own by reading books, listening to music, watching videos and if possible, traveling to a Spanish-speaking country. (3.) To promote cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Required Textbooks and Materials: workbook (provided by the teacher), 1-1/2 inch binder, 50 sheets (composition paper), colored pencils or markers, 1 pencil or pen, scissors, 1 glue (bar)
Homework Estimate: Homework: 1 hr per week


U.S. Presidents

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Teacher: Jessica Rutter
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $10

Class Description: We will be learning all 44 U.S. Presidents of the United States. Hey wait, isn’t Donald Trump the 45th? Hmmm, that’s a very good question and one you will know the answer to after taking this class. We will learn how a U.S. President is elected, some fun facts, and what each did in office. This is a hands-on class that includes writing, drawing, memorization, watching videos, and a super excited teacher who loves history. I hope that this class sparks a desire in you to go home each week and learn more about the leaders of our great nation.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
– U.S. Presidential History Bites by Solomon Schmidt http://www.historybites.com
– Yo, Millard Fillmore (optional) – can buy used as it is no longer in print.
– Students also need to have a 3-ring binder and access to a printer. We may be able to print at the church but not positive.
Homework Estimate: Approx. 1 hour per week


50 States

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Teacher: Hilarie Eskew
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $5

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-inch 3-ring binder with 5 dividers (if you took this class last year, please use that same binder)
Homework Estimate: None


Adventures and Life Skills

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Teacher: Tim Lance
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $25

Class Description: This class is designed to teach students skills for success in various areas of life. They will learn how to care for and repair items used everyday at home. Students will also learn how to be safe while having fun outdoors. Finally, students will learn basic building skills with small woodworking projects. Some class topics will include basics in the following:
-bicycle maintenance and repair
-first aid
-tools and their uses
-outdoor cooking
-navigation
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None


American Government/Tennessee History

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Teacher: Marla Poole
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $20

Class Description: The fall semester we will begin with a study of our American Government: the history behind it, how it works, the election process, and what good citizenship is. The spring semester we will learn all about the great state of Tennessee! We will cover history, geography, and more through a variety of activities. I will provide texts and materials for this class with the class fee.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Class materials will be purchased and/or supplied by me.
Students will need a binder and two 2-pocket folders for this class.
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours per week


Concert Band Grades 3-6

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Teacher: Jennifer Owens
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $50

Class Description: Students will learn how to play their instrument, the correct practice techniques, how to take care of their instrument, and how to perform individually as well as with a group. They will work on note and rhythm reading, beginning sight reading, and beginning scale studies. Students will need to practice 90 minutes weekly. Prizes will be given to those who practice 120 minutes weekly and fill out their practice sheet. Performances in December and April/May.
Required Textbooks and Materials: Instrument (I can help you find one), music stand, pencils, instrument accessories.
Homework Estimate: 90 minutes weekly


Art with Mixed Media Grades 6-12

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Teacher: Ginger Latham
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $35

Class Description: This class is designed for those who have previously taken Drawing. Instruction will include use of additional mediums such as watercolor, pastels, charcoal and acrylics.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: None


Bible

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Teacher: Tim Lance
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $10

Class Description: This class will use Answers in Genesis’ “Answers for Kids.” Students will learn about creation, the Flood, the Fall, Christ, the Cross, dating remains, evolution, dinosaurs, races, the ice age, why snakes are scary, and more. Moving beyond simple answers, lessons develop a list of proofs and reasons for believing the Bible.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None, workbook and other supplies are included in the materials fee
Homework Estimate: None


Etiquette and Public Speaking Grades 5-8

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Teacher: Gwen Schaetz
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
Materials Fee: $20

Class Description: Manners that matter! God’s idea first! Matthew 7:12 tells us to do to others what we would want done to us! Manners are more than rules, skills, or behaviors like saying “please and thank you.” Manners show others what is inside us and reveal our true character to those who won’t have a chance to get to know you. Etiquette is rooted in respect and thoughtfulness. We will be learning everything from dining out manners, social media etiquette, proper introductions, table settings, party etiquette, and much more! No one likes to feel insecure and clueless! Your child will gain the confidence that comes with knowing exactly what to do in difficult situations! Public speaking or “courageous conversation” will be the focus for the last 8 weeks. This makes the “top 5 list of biggest fears” on the planet! We never know where the Lord may place our children in the future or what may be required of them. Knowing how to deliver a great speech, interview, thought, or idea may be the difference between success or failure. We will focus on the do’s and don’ts of the delivery, incorporating proper posture, eye contact, voice inflection, gestures, expressions, etc. We will conquer this fear with easy-to-learn tips, conversation games, impromptu speeches or demonstrations, and practice practice practice. “All the great speakers were bad speakers at first.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Required Textbooks and Materials: I will supply notes and notebooks/folders
Homework Estimate: Only occasionally – just looking over notes for quizzes or skill assessments.


P.E. Grades 5-8

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Teacher: Cole Presley
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $220
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. P.E. class will be held outside if possible. Otherwise, we will hold class inside in the gymnasium.
Required Textbooks and Materials: None
Homework Estimate: Little to no homework