2022-2023 5th and 6th Grade Class Descriptions


Teacher: Robyn Collins

IEW Level A Grades 5-6

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Teacher: Robyn Collins
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will practice writing using the “Structure and Style” method of IEW. Students will 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. Your child will finish this course equipped to write paragraphs, stories, reports, and more. Students will cover grammar skills using “Fix It! Grammar.” Parents are expected to check the “Fix It” homework sentences each week and help the student edit the rough drafts. Warning: This class does require parent involvement at home.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons” student book (3rd ed.) ISBN: 9781623413095 Vendor: IEW; “Fix It! Grammar Level 1 The Nose Tree” Student/Teacher combo (4th ed. New!) ISBN: 9781623413750 Pub. 2021 Vendor: IEW; Supplies: 1.5 in. three-ring binder, notebook paper, dividers, pencils, yellow highlighter, pack of clear sheet protectors (50), 2 plastic folders
Homework Estimate: 2 hours per week
Teacher Bio:
My name is Robyn Collins. I am a Christian and a homeschool mom. I have homeschooled all eleven of my children; nine have graduated, and two more to go. We have been part of the homeschool community for about 28 years. We have participated in co-ops, tutorials, and even hosted small co-op groups in our own home. I have taught at CCA for 5 years. I enjoy teaching English, History, Geography, and Home Life Skills. In my free time I love to garden, can, sew, cook, the beach, and spending time with my family.

Teacher: Vickie Fry

The Human Body – God’s Perfect Design Grades 5-6

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Teacher: Vickie Fry
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This class will be using The Good and the Beautiful’s “The Human Body” Unit Study as the spine curriculum. We will focus on how God created our amazingly intricate bodies. This unit explores nine of the main systems of the body: Skeletal, Muscular, Respiratory, Circulatory, Nervous, Digestive, Urinary, Immune & Integumentary. Children learn the purpose of each body system, what the main organs of the system are and their specific functions, and how the organs work together in order for the system and body to function as a whole. Classes will consist of lots of fun hands-on activities including science journals, read-aloud stories, building the systems with various supplies and lots of experiments. Students will create a life size fabric/paper human body with most of these systems layered on it throughout the year that they will be able to keep.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
3-ring binder (size 1”-2”), wide-ruled paper, blank white paper, pencils, colored pencils, scissors, glue stick
Homework Estimate: Only occasional projects
Teacher Bio:
My family has been homeschooling for ten years. My husband, Chris and I live in Lebanon, with our three kids: Emma, Walker ,and Olivia, plus our cocker spaniel, Milo. We have been at CCA for 5 years. We worship with the Maple Hill Church of Christ, where I have served a few years as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. I also spent several years running a cooking business out of my home, Food from the Frys. In January of 2019, I began working part-time with a non-profit missionary organization, Great Cities Missions, where I serve as the Latin Team’s Women’s Consultant. My husband works full-time with the organization as the Director of Latin Mission Teams. We previously spent almost 8 years in Asuncion, Paraguay, working with a mission team to plant a church in the heart of the city. We studied the Spanish language before moving to Paraguay, but truly became fluent by being immersed in the language and culture. Our jobs take us often to Mexico, Honduras, Colombia and Cuba. We have a passion for working among Hispanic people, culture and language.

Teacher: Bobby Smith

Archery Grades 5-6

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Teacher: Bobby Smith
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
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 5/1/22 at 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 transport 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 27 years and our 2 kids are Caleb (22) and Hailey (17). I have been involved in youth ministry for around 10 years now. I have been coaching Archery for 12 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: Wendy Sewell

Broadway Musicals: Singing and Acting for the Stage Grades 5-12

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Teacher: Wendy Sewell
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
We will be exploring music and acting for the stage through popular Broadway productions.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Binder with dividers
Homework Estimate: No homework expected other than practing small parts of songs or scripts as needed.
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: Heather Junkin

English Grades 5-6

8:00AM – 9:00AM
Teacher: Heather Junkin
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 5
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This course will focus on grammar, writing skills, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Through class discussions, homework assignments, group participation, and critical writing, we will explore 4-5 novels (selected from the list in the Required Materials section) and several poems. This is a very interactive class with class discussion and participation highly encouraged.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Students will need a 1″ binder with dividers and “English 6 Student Worktext” (2nd ed.) BJU Press ISBN – 978-1-60682-230-2. I will select 4-5 of the following novels: “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park, “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio, “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame, “Summer of the Monkeys” by Wilson Rawls, “My Side of the Mountain” by Jean Craighead George, “Twenty-One Balloons” by William Pene Du Bois. *I will notifiy parents via email in June with the final selection.
Homework Estimate: 2 hours per week
Teacher Bio:
When I was young, I knew that I would truly enjoy teaching, and in 2008, I earned a Bachelor’s degree in English, minoring in secondary education. After student teaching, however, I discovered that the public school system was not where I needed to be and put a teaching career on the backburner. Life happened. Then after a husband, two kids, dog, cat, MBA, and a small business, here I am, teaching at CCA and revisiting my love for all things in the English language arts department. This Fall marks my 4th year of both homeschooling my two children (ages 11 and 7) and teaching at CCA. I look forward to the 2022-2023 school year and to meeting your students!

Teacher: Lisa Widelock

Literature Grades 5-6

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Lisa Widelock
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 10
Optional Lab:
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 per week
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

Leadership & Team Building Grades 5-6

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Karenda Bolich
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 5
Optional Lab:
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 work with peers through group projects, team-building activities, and engaging, hands-on activities. 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: Occasional homework
Teacher Bio:
My name is Karenda Bolich. I have homeschooled my two children for twelve years. It hasn’t always been easy, but it has been a joy to participate in their learning process. We have been involved with CCA for six years and love both the education and community. I love Jesus with all my heart and am thankful He allows me to pour into the next generation.

Teacher: Brittany Root

Men and Women of the Gospel (Bible) Grades 5-6

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Brittany Root
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 5
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class students will learn all about God’s faithfulness and goodness through examples of men and women of the Gospel! Some of the men and women we will cover are Jesus, David, Paul, Job, Esther, Ruth, and Mary, among others. We will learn basics of the Bible as well, such as the names of the books of the Bible and how to correctly look up a specific chapter and verse. Each class will consist of a lesson and some kind of activity to reinforce the topic covered.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Bible, binder/folder
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: Tiffany Bevis

Finance Grades 5-6

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 5
Optional Lab:
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. Students will get to participate in career testing and basic career exploration.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
No required books
Homework Estimate: Little to no weekly homework
Teacher Bio:
I’m a homeschooling mom of 4 for the past 11 years. I have a daughter in college, a just graduated son, a junior, and an almost 4-year old! My background is in education and I was a school counselor for several years. I love teaching and I have a passion for helping students prepare for real life – whether that be in finance, cooking or careers.

Teacher: Jayd-Lynn Perez

Theatre Grades 5-8

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Teacher: Jayd-Lynn Perez
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
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: Chandler Benz

The Art of Photography Grades 5-6

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Teacher: Chandler Benz
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class, we will be studying the art of photography! We will cover a brief history of photography from film to digital, learn about famous photographers (ex: Ansel Adams), and learn the basics of how to take an eye-catching photograph (including composition, posing, lighting, rule of thirds, and many introductory concepts). We will do fun, hands-on projects in class that will start to grow your child’s own photography portfolio. The photography assignments would only be occasional and take an hour or less per week. There will not be traditional homework in this class, however, I will ask that your student complete a few small assignments at home. An example would be to look for items around the house that occur naturally that represent each letter of their name. A spiral staircase could represent a “c” or an “o”. Your student will begin to see the world differently and see the beauty in everyday objects. I am looking forward to teaching your student this year!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
(1) 1-in. 7.5 x 9.1 three ring binder (this is an unusual size, but can be found at any office supply store, or on Amazon), and a digital camera (can be a point-and-shoot camera and doesn’t have to be a DSLR) – No polaroid cameras please.
Homework Estimate: <1 hour per week
Teacher Bio:
My name is Chandler Benz, and I love Jesus. I have been taking photographs since I was fourteen. In 2019, I started my own photography business catering mostly to those who need high school senior photos and professional headshots. I am the oldest of four children, and I was homeschooled since I was in 5th grade. I attended Liberty University from 2013-2016 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication and a minor in Photography. My family and I have had the opportunity to travel extensively, so I’ve had the great privilege to photograph many landscapes, various flora and fauna, and beautiful destinations. Feel free to look at my portfolio at http://www.chandlermorganphotography.com. I’m looking forward to helping your student gain a greater understanding of the world of photography!

Teacher: Kimmer Lodes

Problem Solving and Strategic Games Grades 5-6

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Teacher: Kimmer Lodes
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Through engaging activities we will learn to problem solve and build reasoning skills. Every child should be motivated to master tasks on their own and think individually and outside the box. In this class, the students will be presented with a variety of problem solving strategies in order to implement a solution. The games or educational tasks will be introduced to them, either competitive or cooperative, to help kids apply strategies. The games will enrich the learning process, enhance understanding, and reinforce concepts being taught.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Folder, paper, pencils, colored pencils
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. My homeschooling and CCA journey began 5 years ago. I taught public school for 11 years before my boys were born. I’ve taught all grade levels and a variety of subjects. I’m excited to be back in the classroom teaching.

Teacher: Jessica Rutter

Story of the World Grades 5-6

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Teacher: Jessica Rutter
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
“Story of the World” is a 4-volume series from Ancient to Modern Times. We will be focusing on “Volume 3 Modern Times from the 1600’s-1850.” The text book is filled with stories of history throughout the world and events that take place simultaneously and chronologically during that time period. Topics include Elizabeth of England, The Rise of Napoleon, Trouble in Africa and The Gold Rush of 1849 just to name a few topics. This curriculum has over 40 chapters, and I will do my best to cover what we can without being too rushed or overwhelmed. We will have occasional tests to see how much knowledge is being retained, but will have time to review and prep ahead of time. This curriculum includes reading, mapwork, activities, coloring, and projects. It’s a hands-on program. My teaching style is definitely not drill it in. I want to make history fun and exciting. We will not cover all topics in the book thoroughly.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“Story of the World Volume 3 Activity Guide” Paper Copy. https://www.christianbook.com/early-modern-times-activity-book-revised/9781945841477/pd/841477?event=Homeschool|1004785 or you can purchase the online version at https://welltrainedmind.com/p/student-pages-vol-3-rev/ ; “Story of the World Volume 3 Text” https://www.christianbook.com/modern-times-volume-3-revised-softcover/susan-bauer/9781945841446/pd/841446?event=Homeschool|1004785; The curriculum also offers an audiobook if that suits your family’s needs.
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours per week
Teacher Bio:
First and foremost, I am a lover of Jesus Christ. He is my rock and salvation. Apart from him, I can do nothing, but with him, I am more than a conqueror. The Lord has blessed me with an amazing husband of 29 yrs and 5 wonderful children. We have been on this homeschool journey since 2002 and have had many valleys and mountains over the years. Currently, I have three adult sons, two teen daughters, a daughter-in-love, two ready to walk down the aisle, and a precious grandbaby. I love to teach because I love to learn right along side of my students. I learn something new every year. Being with my students each week has been such a tremendous joy in my life. It is my privilege to partner with homeschool families in the community.

Teacher: Brittany Root

Tennessee History / American Government Grades 5-6

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Teacher: Brittany Root
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class students will dive into all things government and Tennessee history! The first semester we will learn all about American government – what makes it work, the history behind it, important documents, how to be a good citizen, and more. The second semester we will learn all about our great state of Tennessee! Students will do a variety of activities as they stretch their brains to become more knowledgeable about government and Tennessee history. There will be several homework assignments each week, quizzes sprinkled throughout, as well as one project each semester. All texts and materials needed will be provided.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
I will provide most of the supplies using the materials fees, but each student also needs a binder with loose-leaf paper that is dedicated to this class only.
Homework Estimate: 1-3 hours per week
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: Jessica Auth

Super Science Grades 5-6

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Teacher: Jessica Auth
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Super Science is designed to be hands-on, fun, weekly science lessons 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: No graded assignments. Occasional, optional home activities
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: Tiffany Bevis

Finance Grades 5-6

10:00AM – 11:00AM
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 5
Optional Lab:
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. Students will get to participate in career testing and basic career exploration.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
No required books
Homework Estimate: Little to no weekly homework
Teacher Bio:
I’m a homeschooling mom of 4 for the past 11 years. I have a daughter in college, a just graduated son, a junior, and an almost 4-year old! My background is in education and I was a school counselor for several years. I love teaching and I have a passion for helping students prepare for real life – whether that be in finance, cooking or careers.

Teacher: Jessica Rutter

U.S. Presidents Grades 5-6

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Jessica Rutter
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Your student will learn about the 46 U.S. Presidents, the first ladies, political parties, historical events, interesting facts and achievements. We have lots of great conversation in the class along with games of trivia, crafts and occasional snacks. I will upload Youtube videos and coloring pages weekly on Schoology.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
“U.S. Presidential History Bites” by Solomon Schmidt @ http://www.historybites.com or amazon, “Yo, Millard Fillmore! 2021 Edition: (and all those other presidents you don’t know)” by Will Cleveland , Mark Alvarez, et al. Optional books: “What was?” series for extra credit. “What was the Constitution?,” “What was the Underground Railroad?,” “What was Ellis Island?,” “What was Women’s Suffrage?,” “What was the Great Depression?,” “What was the March on Washington?,” “The Trail of Tears” (Step Into Reading) Each student will need a 1″-2″ Binder to organize all President worksheets. By the end of the year, students should have a complete president portfolio with facts and photos.
Homework Estimate: 1-2 hours per week
Teacher Bio:
First and foremost, I am a lover of Jesus Christ. He is my rock and salvation. Apart from him, I can do nothing, but with him, I am more than a conqueror. The Lord has blessed me with an amazing husband of 29 years and 5 wonderful children. We have been on this homeschool journey since 2002 and have had many valleys and mountains over the years. Currently, I have three adult sons, two teen daughters, a daughter-in-love and two more coming soon, and a precious grand baby. I love to teach because I love to learn right along with my students. I learn something new every year. Being with my students each week has been such a tremendous joy in my life. It is my privilege to partner with homeschool families in the community.

Teacher: Misty Hunter

Girls Only! Grades 5-6

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Misty Hunter
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 15
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In this class girls will learn to trust, support, motivate, care for, and love one another as girls. We will cover topics that girls deal with at this age such as: Who Am I?, Body Image, Communication, Emotions, Friendships, Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress, Tough Decisions, etc. We will work on building a support system of girls within our homeschool community with role play, group and individual activities, Bible verses, and more. We will also learn about negative behaviors such as bullying, gossiping, and jealousy and how to respond and help other girls if these situations arise. ALL GIRLS WELCOME!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
notebook, pencils, coloring pencils, scissors, glue
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
My name is Misty Hunter, and I have homeschooled my two girls for 5 years now. I have a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education (grades 1-8) and a Masters degree in Leadership and Administration. This will be my fourth year teaching at CCA. 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-world techniques.

Teacher: Vickie Fry

Spanish Grades 5-6

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Vickie Fry
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 10
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This class will be an introduction class to the Spanish language and Hispanic culture. Students will work on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills useful in everyday life through games, conversations and songs. We will also have several fun days such as unique country holiday celebrations with typical foods and country cultural presentations to learn about Hispanic language, culture and geography. The class is very interactive and we will play lots of games! All students will be participating verbally in class. That is the only way to learn to speak a language! Occasional homework for class presentations or holiday celebrations, but nothing weekly. If your 6th grade student would like a more challenging Spanish class with weekly homework, you can talk to me to see if your student would be ready for my 7/8 grade Junior High Spanish for You! Conversaciones class.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Folder, lined paper, colored pencils, pencils, scissors, glue stick
Homework Estimate: Occasionally
Teacher Bio:
My family has been homeschooling for ten years. My husband Chris and I live in Lebanon, with our three kids: Emma, Walker, and Olivia, plus our cocker spaniel, Milo. We have been at CCA for 5 years. We worship with the Maple Hill Church of Christ, where I have served a few years as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. I also spent several years running a cooking business out of my home, Food from the Frys. In January of 2019, I began working part-time with a non-profit missionary organization, Great Cities Missions, where I serve as the Latin Team’s Women’s Consultant. My husband works full-time with the organization as the Director of Latin Mission Teams. We previously spent almost 8 years in Asuncion, Paraguay, working with a mission team to plant a church in the heart of the city. We studied the Spanish language before moving to Paraguay, but truly became fluent by being immersed in the language and culture. Our jobs take us often to Mexico, Honduras, Colombia and Cuba. We have a passion for working among Hispanic people, culture and language.

Teacher: Jessica Auth

Super Science Grades 5-6

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Jessica Auth
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Super Science is designed to be 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: No graded assignments. Occasional, optional home activities
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: Amanda Phillips

Drawing with Mixed Media Grades 5-6

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Amanda Phillips
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Drawing with Mixed Media class is based on “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain,” a technique that allows students to draw what they see instead of what they think they see. Our early drawing of a house might be a square with a triangle on top. While that drawing is a representation of a house, it is not what a house really looks like. This technique gives instruction on how to draw the intricate details that make a drawing look “real,” while also enabling the students to portray their projects with perspective and proportion. This will be similar to Ginger Latham’s techniques and continue on with her teaching style. As the year progresses, students will learn shading techniques, which give depth and value to a drawing. Students will also be instructed on how to effectively use other mediums such as pen and ink and colored pencils. After a few basic drawings are completed, students will be allowed to choose from other materials supplied and will progress at their own speed.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None. All materials provided.
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Amanda Phillips was homeschooled growing up and she has studied art under Kathy Chester throughout middle school and high school. Amanda went to MTSU where she received her bachelor’s and master’s in Business Management. She studied art history in Italy and has travelled many places to learn more about historic pieces of art. She has since gone back to MTSU to study visual arts and wants to teach others what she has learned over the years.

Teacher: Daniel Donaldson

Beginner’s Woodworking Grades 5-6

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Teacher: Daniel Donaldson
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 100
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will learn the basics of woodworking using mostly hand tools such as hand saws, planes, and brace and bit. We will go over using different types of squares and other layout tools. We will spend time learning to read a tape measure and use a little math here and there to add and subtract fractions. Students will use what they learn to complete several woodworking projects throughout the year.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
I am a father of two. My wife and I have been home schooling for 4 years now. I grew up helping my dad do handyman projects around the house, which is where I developed a love for working with my hands. I got a job as a cabinet maker about 10 years ago and fell in love with woodworking. I’ve started my own woodworking business, where I build cabinets and furniture. I am very excited to share my passion for woodworking with our students!

Teacher: Robyn Collins

Sewing/Crocheting Grades 5-6

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Robyn Collins
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will learn sewing machine safety, how to hand sew, & how to sew basic easy beginner projects with a machine. Students are required to bring their machine to class each week the first 20 weeks. We will spend the last 10 weeks on crocheting. The sewing projects will depend on student ability, but some of the following projects are what we have made in the past: hair scrunchy, pencil bag, bowl cozy, Christmas ornament, fleece head warmer, apron, pillow case, emoji key chain. The crochet projects will be a wash cloth, face scrubby, pot holder, granny square, & valentine heart. All projects will depend on student’s abilities.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Sewing Machine, sewing scissors, white and black thread, extra empty bobbins, long straight pins, pin cushion or magnet, measuring tape, seam ripper, storage bag or basket to store supplies, 1 folder (for handouts and patterns), yarn (will assign this when close to the week needed), fabric (will assign this when close to week needed). Class supplies fee will cover smaller projects’ supplies and other supplies such as elastic, batting, zippers, fabric for smaller projects, key rings, etc. Larger project’s fabric or yarn will not be supplied.
Homework Estimate: Usually none, but no more than 1 hour. Most projects will be completed in class.
Teacher Bio:
My name is Robyn Collins. I am a Christian and a homeschool mom. I have homeschooled all eleven of my children; nine have graduated, and two to go. We have been part of the homeschool community for about 28 years. We have participated in co-ops, tutorials, and even hosted small co-op groups in our home. I have taught at CCA for 5 years. I have been sewing for 34 years. I made a lot of my children’s clothing when they were little. I currently make all of the dance costumes for my daughters clogging team. My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a little girl and it has been one of my favorite hobbies every since. I enjoy teaching English, History, Geography, and Home Life Skills. In my free time I love to garden, can, sew, cook, the beach, and spending time with my family.

Teacher: Taleen Lambert

Nature Study and Journaling Grades 5-6

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Taleen Lambert
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
How often do we really take the time to observe in detail the intricate world God has created for us? Nature study is all about taking intentional time to delight in God’s creation and in so doing, to develop a deeper relationship with nature and its creator. Students will be provided ample opportunities to discover, identify and patiently watch a variety of “members” of our natural world. These “members” include, but are not limited to birds, insects, trees, rocks, wild flowers, even the weather and clouds. Learning the art of keen observation provides a strong foundation for a child’s continued learning in the sciences. Along with nature walks, students will record their findings in a journal through sketches or dry-brush watercolor. Nature poetry and a little creative writing will also be incorporated on occasion.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
1 spiral-bound mixed media or watercolor notebook and colored pencils
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: Jeff Leurs

Adventure and Life Skills Grades 5-6

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Jeff Leurs
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This class helps students build skills for success in many different areas. We will learn some basic home repairs and maintenance, bicycle repairs, how to be safe in outdoor activities like camping etc., tools, their uses, & safety in using them, first aid, outdoor cooking, fire building, understanding plumbing and electrical, and other things that the class may want to learn. We will also be doing a woodworking project.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: Little to none
Teacher Bio:
We have been at CCA now for 5 years. I have taught for 3 years and have enjoyed passing my knowledge down. I have many years of experience in home repair and building. I love the outdoors and enjoy being outside. I have loved the last couple of years teaching and watching the kids learn new things they didn’t know.

Teacher: Tiffany Bevis

Beginner Cooking Grades 5-6

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 50
Optional Lab:
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:
No required textbooks
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
I’m a homeschooling mom of 4. My husband and I committed to homeschooling 11 years ago. Now we have a student in college, a just graduated son, a junior, and an almost 4-year old. My background is in education and I was a school counselor for many years. My passion is to prepare student for life after school – whether that be in cooking, finances, or career preparation.

Teacher: Wendy Sewell

Around the World with Music Grades 5-6

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Wendy Sewell
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 25
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
In Around the World with Music we will travel the globe learning about music from many countries. This will be an exciting time to explore and research various cultures and their musical heritage. We will also engage in the use of some of the instruments unique to these cultures.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
Small binder with paper and pockets
Homework Estimate: Some light research
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: Daniel Donaldson

Beginner’s Woodworking Grades 5-6

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Teacher: Daniel Donaldson
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 100
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Students will learn the basics of woodworking using mostly hand tools such as hand saws, planes, and brace and bit. We will go over using different types of squares and other layout tools. We will spend time learning to read a tape measure and use a little math here and there to add and subtract fractions. Students will use what they learn to complete several woodworking projects throughout the year.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
I am a father of two. My wife and I have been home schooling for 4 years now. I grew up helping my dad do handyman projects around the house, which is where I developed a love for working with my hands. I got a job as a cabinet maker about 10 years ago and fell in love with woodworking. I’ve started my own woodworking business, where I build cabinets and furniture. I am very excited to share my passion for woodworking with our students!

Teacher: Hilarie Eskew

50 States Grades 5-6

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Hilarie Eskew
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
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 with 5 dividers, scissors, glue, coloring pencils or crayons
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: Karenda Bolich

Taekwondo Grades 5-8

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Karenda Bolich
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 45
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
This class will be designed to teach basic self-defense and martial arts skills.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Hello, my name is Karenda Bolich. On December 10th 2021, I earned my 3rd degree black belt through Premier Martial Arts. I have been training under Jason Warren for over 7 years and I have been a helping instructor at PMA for more than 5 years. 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, ministry, and martial arts are my passion.

Teacher: Gwen Schaetz

Etiquette and Public Speaking Grades 5-8

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Gwen Schaetz
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Manners matter! And it was 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, manners at home, correct posture and stance in a group photo, and much, 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’t’s 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 Homework some weeks would consist of reading over the notes for a quick quiz or preparing a short speech during public speaking – no more than 30-40 minutes each week!
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None. I will supply notebooks, folders, paper, text information etc.
Homework Estimate: 30-40 minutes weekly
Teacher Bio:
This will be our 5th year at CCA and my 4th year teaching here. We love it !! I have 5 children ranging from 29 yrs. old to 12 years old and have been married for 30 years! Growing up, my mother ran a business out of our home called ”The Finishing Touch.” I was taught the importance of learning those skills that set you up for success – manners and public speaking! I saw quickly how mastering those skills gave me the confidence I needed many times in my life. I am a graduate of The University of Tennessee and my first job was teaching a 4 year old kindergarten class at a private Jewish school in Wisconsin. I have truly loved teaching ever since! I have a real passion to equip young people with the tools and skills that they will need to walk in confidence, success and victory!

Teacher: Tiffany Bevis

Beginner Cooking Grades 5-6

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Tiffany Bevis
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 50
Optional Lab:
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:
No required textbooks
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
I’m a homeschooling mom of 4. My husband and I committed to homeschooling 11 years ago. Now we have a student in college, a just graduated son, a junior, and an almost 4-year old. My background is in education and I was a school counselor for many years. My passion is to prepare student for life after school – whether that be in cooking, finances, or career preparation.

Teacher: Amanda Phillips

Drawing with Mixed Media Grades 5-6

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Teacher: Amanda Phillips
Tuition: 30 weeks (1-hour class) – $230
Materials Fee: $ 20
Optional Lab:
Class Description:
Drawing with Mixed Media class is based on “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain,” a technique that allows students to draw what they see instead of what they think they see. Our early drawing of a house might be a square with a triangle on top. While that drawing is a representation of a house, it is not what a house really looks like. This technique gives instruction on how to draw the intricate details that make a drawing look “real,” while also enabling the students to portray their projects with perspective and proportion. This will be similar to Ginger Latham’s techniques and continue on with her teaching style. As the year progresses, students will learn shading techniques, which give depth and value to a drawing. Students will also be instructed on how to effectively use other mediums such as pen and ink and colored pencils. After a few basic drawings are completed, students will be allowed to choose from other materials supplied and will progress at their own speed.
Required Textbooks and Materials:
None. All materials provided.
Homework Estimate: None
Teacher Bio:
Amanda Phillips was homeschooled growing up and she has studied art under Kathy Chester throughout middle school and high school. Amanda went to MTSU where she received her bachelor’s and master’s in Business Management. She studied art history in Italy and has travelled many places to learn more about historic pieces of art. She has since gone back to MTSU to study visual arts and wants to teach others what she has learned over the years.