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Classes are still being compiled for Fall 2017-2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE !!!  All classes will be on ONE schedule for 2017-18.  There are three quarters- Fall, Winter, and Spring. 9 week classes make up each quarter- year long classes are 27 weeks.

Zero Hour (8:00am)

NONE

First Hour (9:00am)

Nursery (9:00am)

Nursery

Nursery is for those kiddos birth and up who are not potty trained.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Martha Mickelson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Pre-K Alphabet & Pre-Reading

PreK

We'll be focusing on letter knowledge, print awareness, and phonemes. Students will learn to sing the alphabet, recognize upper and lowercase letters, associate each letter with its sound, and will practice introductory handwriting. We'll work on one letter per week. By the end of the year, we'll have completed binders to showcase all of the crafts we've done and material we've learned!

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Jen Jones

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

Arts and Crafts (K-2nd)

K - 2nd

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Catherine Tapley

Class Limit: 8 Students

Fee: $2

Sign Language for Kids (K-2nd)

K - 2nd
Class Full

Come learn how to communicate with your hands through games, crafts, videos, and more!

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Maya Godsey

Class Limit: 11 Students

Fee: $5

World Geography (2nd-4th)

2nd - 4th
Class Full

Using Apologia's "Around the World in 180 days" as a guide we will spend a total of 18 weeks learning all that we can about each continent and their history, customs, important people, and geographical locations that make each area unique.

*This class will require weekly homework be it researching a particular topic, mapping out geographical locations, or fun projects. Access to a computer, or encyclopedia is a must.

Duration: Fall, Winter

Instructor: Mindy Curry

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $10

U.S. Presidents (3rd-5th)

3rd - 5th

Learn about our United States presidents with songs and games. From our 1st president George Washington "the father of our country" to our 45th. Find out who was the shortest at 5ft 4inches tall or who was an actor and appeared in over 50 movies before becoming president, and much much more.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Melissa Hunter

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5

Exploring Creation with Botany (5th-7th)

5th - 7th

Welcome to the world of plants! This class will be a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of botany using Apologia Curriculum. Content covered includes: the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants, discussion about the development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, and how plants get their water and nutrients and distribute them throughout the body of the plant. Class time will include: experiments, discussion, games, nature journaling, and weekly sharing and review of their homework. There will be homework most weeks. Each student will need their own Exploring Creation with Botany Notebooking Journal to complete homework in and bring to class every week. Also each family will need the Exploring Creation with Botany textbook to share at home.

A side note: Because this is a 5th-7th grade class we will be requiring more of these students this year. Homework we assign will be expected to be finished by the next class. Your student must be able to write, cut, and work within a group well during class time. If you are unsure please sign them up for the younger class.

 

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Angela Janosik & Stephanie Van Ornum

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

Life of Fred- Fractions (5th-8th)

5th - 8th

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Tera Schliep

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Exploring Creation with Physical Science (7th-9th)

7th - 9th

This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. A wide range of topics will be studied: The atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The focus of the class sessions will be activities and discussion.

Instructor: Jim Slavicek

Textbook: Apologia “Exploring Creation with Physical Science” 2nd Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-932012-77-4

If desired: Solutions and Test Manual (Softcover) ISBN: 978-1-932012-78-1

Fee: None

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Jim Slavicek

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Biology (9th-12th)

9th - 12th

The text for this course is Apologia: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition. It is an incredible course which provides a window into the wonders of creation and allows the student to see for himself what is being learned about. Most class time will be spent on labs. This means responsibility for reading and doing the class falls on the student and will require a commitment of 4- 6 hours per week spread over 4 days with a fifth day in class. To get through the material, class will start at 8:30 am. There will also be 4 class days in addition to the scheduled 27 classes for the year.

You will need the text and solutions manual. Both Apologia and CBD sell new books. CBD has
a sale through June 27th.

cost: $ 25 fall Depending on how many sign up, there may be an additional microscope fee.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Trudy Tash & Janice Farmer

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $25

Second Hour (10:25am)

Nursery (10:25am)

Nursery

Nursery is for those kiddos birth and up who are not potty trained.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Martha Mickelson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Mrs. Sunshine's Positive Pre-K

PreK - K

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Sunshine fritz

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

All About Rocks (K-2nd)

K - 2nd
Class Full

Join us for a beginner geology course as we learn that every rock tells a story. We will identify common rocks and minerals and learn about volcanoes, mountain formation, weathering, and our local geography. Taught from a young earth/Noah's flood perspective. We will have "show and tell" days for the kids to bring in their own specimens to examine.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Tara Gelhausen

Class Limit: 10 Students

Fee: $5

Amazing Animals (K-2nd)

K - 2nd

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Catherine Tapley

Class Limit: 8 Students

Fee: $5

Exploring Creation with Botany (1st-4th)

1st - 4th
Class Full

Welcome to the world of plants! This class will be a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of botany using Apologia Curriculum. Content covered includes: the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants, discussion about the development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, and how plants get their water and nutrients and distribute them throughout the body of the plant. Class time will include: experiments, discussion, games, nature journaling, and weekly sharing and review of their homework. There will be a small amount of homework most weeks. Each student will need their own Exploring Creation with Botany Junior Notebooking Journal to complete homework in and bring to class every week. Also each family will need the Exploring Creation with Botany textbook to share at home.

A side note: If your child is a 4th grader feel free to look over the junior journal carefully and decide whether you think this version is too young for your student (there are sample pages available to look on the christianbook.com website). If you believe your student is capable of a higher level then please email Stephanie or Angie and we can discuss signing them up for our 5th-7th grade class and having you purchase them a regular note booking journal. Please be warned there will be more required of the higher level class and your student must be able to write, cut, and work within a group well during class time. If you are unsure please sign them upon for the younger class.

Stephanie, speechless333@hotmail.com

Angie, groundhogsbabe@hotmail.com

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Angela Janosik & Stephanie Van Ornum

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $10

Exploring Painting & Pastels (2nd-4th)

2nd - 4th

Are you ready to try new things? If you want to learn new art skills, and enjoy exploring with different types of painting and pastels, you will have a great time in this class. There will be times for listening and following directions, as well as, times to try things freestyle. We will make messes and masterpieces together in this class. Bring an over-sized shirt to wear over your clothes as an art smock.

Come ready to learn and ready for fun!

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Melanie Reierson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $20, Fee cover all the art supplies needed, some of which can go home at the end of the quarter.

Language Arts (3rd-5th)

3rd - 5th

Welcome 3rd thru 5th graders!!! This year we are going to be working on Language Arts. This is a year course during which we will be working on: Grammar, spelling, vocabulary, writing and reading. I will supply all necessary supplies and worksheets you will need for the course.

What you need to bring is a happy heart, a smile, and an attitude for learning. I look forward to being your teacher throughout the year. See you this Fall.

 

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Penny Hart

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

Speech and Drama (4th-7th)

4th - 7th

In this class students will develop fluency, spontaneity and confidence while having FUN! We will be writing-OUT-LOUD through improvisational speech games and practicing reading aloud through performing FUN Christian based skits. The goal is to learn public speaking skills in a safe non-threatening environment among friends so that we may be bold ambassadors of Christ! The best way to learn to speak up is simply by doing it- a lot. We will learn character development, how to tell, put together and perform a good story. Excellent public speaking skills will be developed by learning and practicing how to speak for both sides of a topic. We will have fun with props, make some and use them effectively.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Melissa Hunter

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $6

World Geography (5th-8th)

5th - 8th

We will visit the whole wide world in this two quarter class! We will cover each continent, learning about the physical features, histories and societies of its countries. Be prepared to participate in a variety of ways, from presentations to papers. There will be weekly homework, and students will be expected to be engaged and prepared. Plan on an interesting but academically-focused
class!

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Clare Picker

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

Intro to Reading and Writing for Middle School (6th-8th)

6th - 8th

This school year we'll have fun with reading and writing!   Each quarter we'll cover a few different types of literature and learn writing styles including Descriptive, Narrative, Persuasive and Informational.

Fall quarter we'll start with reading some Short Stories and Fables, introduction to writing/composing paragraphs and how to brainstorm for ideas to write about.

Winter quarter we'll read two novels, which we'll discuss during class time and work on preparing and presenting students written work.

Spring quarter we'll read, analyze, and write simple poetry.

$10 each quarter

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me:
Jennie Anderson
509-280-9816
andersonjennie81@yahoo.com

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Jennie Anderson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

High School Literature and Composition: Being Human(9th-12th)

9th - 12th

Grade Level: 9-12 (advanced 8th-graders who are at least 13 years old may be allowed to take this class; contact Joann for more information jmatiska@gmail.com)

Class Description:
We will read, analyze, and discuss literature and poetry.
We will write about literature and other topics.
Papers must be typed in APA format (you will learn how to do this in class).
We will study SAT-level vocabulary words.
Students will need to do three to six hours of homework per week. This will include reading (about 100 pages per week), writing, and studying vocabulary.

Don’t be afraid! This class will be a lot of work, but it will also be a lot of fun!

Book List:

Fall: Animals
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Winter: Monsters
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
MacBeth (No Fear Shakespeare recommended) by William Shakespeare

Spring: Humans
The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

*Note: Parents/Students will need to procure their own books.

Fee: $10 (books not included)

Students who would like a less intense class may audit the class (read the books and take part in discussions if they want, but not take tests or write papers).

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Joann Matiska & Stephanie Epperson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

Third Hour (12:20pm)

Nursery (12:20pm)

Nursery

Nursery is for those kiddos birth and up who are not potty trained.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Martha Mickelson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Mrs. Sunshine's Positives Pre-K

PreK

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Sunshine fritz

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Dollars and Cents (K-2nd)

K - 2nd

Play games like the Allowance Game, Loose Change, and Bingo, be a shopper or merchant in our snack shack, help with a faux yard sale, as well as practice graphing skills with loose change all while learning money sense. This class will focus on identifying different monetary denominations, counting by 5s, 10s, and 25s; counting on from a given number, making change, simple adding and subtracting. Snacks will be occasionally included in our learning.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: April Burrer

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $9

Fall Fun (K-3rd)

K - 3rd

Let's explore the fall season with books, creative crafts, and fun games.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Jennie Anderson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $6

Word Roots (2nd-4th)

2nd - 4th

We will play games and learn big words in this intro to Latin and Greek Roots class.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Tara Gelhausen

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $3

Sing with Me (3rd-6th)

3rd - 6th
Can you carry a tune? Do you like to make a "joyful noise to the Lord"? If you enjoy singing with others, and would like to improve your singing skills, try this class. We will be learning and practicing correct breath support for singing, tone quality, and singing in parts. We will use many different types of songs to keep it fun; such as, praise and worship, songs from musicals, and patriotic music, and folk music, and Christmas carols.  If everyone wants to, we can perform a few of our favorite songs at the end of the quarter.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Melanie Reierson & Melissa Hunter

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5, Class fee $5 per student for music and copies. 

Secret Codes (4th-6th)

4th - 6th
Class Full

Learn about the development and use of secret codes and ciphers throughout history. We’ll discuss signs, codes, and passwords in modern life as well.

In each class period, we will learn at least one code or cipher, study its history, and practice writing and decoding messages.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Joann Matiska

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $6

AEX (6th-8th)

6th - 8th

Aerospace Education Excellence for Middle School Earth & Space Science in an engaging and interesting hands-on aviation and space-related STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities class. With each lesson will go over background information, complete hands-on experiments and have discussions regarding careers in Earth and Space Science

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Kristin Ludwig

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $3

Logic (7th-12th)

7th - 12th

Logic

The Classical Academic Press site gives their reasons for studying logic:
Middle and high school students will argue (and sometimes quarrel), but they won’t argue well without good training. Students who complete The Art of Argument will know how to reason with clarity, relevance, and purpose…and have fun along the way! They will study and master 28 logical fallacies, which will provide an essential lifetime framework for filtering good and bad reasoning as well as writing and speaking effectively. This mastery of informal logic is a foundational subject by which other subjects are evaluated, assessed, and learned.The Art of Argument features clear explanations and illustrations, along with dialogues, worksheets, and dialectic discussion questions, making this text easy to follow and engaging. The fallacies become relevant with practical applications through an analysis of current social, commercial, and political issues, as well as over 60 comical and clever phony advertisements. Fun extras are included, such as a humorous skit for students to perform...

We will follow the Classical Academic Press syllabus which means we will cover 3-4 fallacies a week and do a lot of valuable learning. If we order as a group from Classical Academic Press, and get the 10 item free shipping, the cost is lower. Let me know what you want to do. This is the start of a series which in subsequent quarters covers how to construct an argument and then how to speak and write persuasively.
cost: $5, a notebook and pack of 3x5 cards and a ring

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Janice Farmer

Class Limit: 10 Students

Fee: $5

Algebra l Saxon Math (8th-11th)

8th - 11th

Students will develop the understanding they need to resolve more complex problems and functions. Covers topics including signed numbers, exponents, and roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notations; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability.

Students will need to purchase their own Saxon Algebra 1 math, answer key book, test book.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Stephanie Epperson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Economics (8th-12th)

8th - 12th

This is a two semester class. Students will need to buy their own book from daveramsey.com
Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Homeschool Student Text about $27. There will be homework, quizzes, test. Student must come prepared.

Duration: Fall, Winter

Instructor: Kimberley Morgan

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5