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Classes are still being compiled for Fall 2018-2019.

IMPORTANT NOTE !!!  All classes will be on ONE schedule for 2018-2019. 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:

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Counting Made FUN

PreK

Learning to count shouldn't be boring, I would like to make it fun. We will:
Create sensory art with #
Go on a hunt for # ,
Matching games,
Counting songs,
Reading stories about numbers, PLUS more!

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Melissa Hunter

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5

Life Cycles Class

PreK - K

We are going to have fun learning about life cycle's of various bugs, plants, and animals! We will have lots of crafts, books and activities. Hope you'll join us!

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Holly Clouse

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $6

Poetry Tea Time

K - 2nd

Each week I will set an attractive table, brew tea (decaf) , and provide a snack (scones, muffins, breads, fruit, and/or veggies) for the students.  We will read poems while we sip, chat, and munch. Students are encouraged to bring poems from home to share. Depending on time, we may do copy work from our favorite poems.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Stephanie Van Ornum

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Art

2nd - 4th
Class Full

Join us for painting, coloring, drawing and crafts! Each week we'll learn a few fun facts about a famous artist. Art can get messy, so please wear an old shirt or bring an apron.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Maya Godsey

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $5

Reading

3rd - 5th
Hello, In this reading class we will be focusing on reading chapter books.  We will be reading together and at home.  There will be spelling, vocabulary and comprehensive study over reading material.  Come prepared to read, write, learn and have fun too.
Materials for class....pencils and paper...that is all you need.
Cost is $10 for books and printed sheets.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Penny Hart

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution: Draw, Write, & Learn

4th - 8th
Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution is a DVD series produced by Answers in Genesis.  Quoting from their website's description,  "Enter the fascinating world of animals to reveal sophisticated and complex designs that shake the traditional foundations of evolutionary theoryLion-killing birds, storm-sensing dogs, and “fasting” emperor penguins.  Powerful evidence proves that animal designs can be attributed only to a Creator and cannot be explained by evolution."  In this class, we will watch the videos, share class discussion about them, and draw or color pictures of many of the animals mentioned. Step-by-step drawing instructions, and coloring pages will be provided.  Older students, or those who prefer writing can make an animal facts page, and choose to write a paragraph about their favorites, if they want to. Students will need to bring their own preferred drawing supplies. (choices including sketch books, or drawing paper, watercolor paper, pencils, erasers, coloring pencils, watercolor pencils, or crayons) This will be really interesting for all ages, so I am sure we'll have a lot of fun together!
Fee: $8-10 per student TBD based on class size  

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Melanie Reierson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $8

Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

7th - 8th

God's creation is unique and creative and in this year-long class we will study His winged creatures of all kinds: from honeybees to pterodactyls.
We will have fun with hands-on activities in class and you can count on weekly homework assignments of reading, worksheets, and research.
Students will be required to take notes and take part in all classwork. Students will need to bring their journals every week. The more you put in, the more you will get out!
*students will each need an Apologia notebooking journal for Zoology 1: Flying Creatures (please no junior journals)
*each family will need one Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day textbook

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Angela Janosik

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

General Science

7th - 12th

This is year long course using the Apologia General Science 2nd edition text.
The class has two main purposes, first to learn the information in the text, second to gain study skills. The book has a similar format to the high school Apologia courses, but less material. It provides a bridge from the younger books to the other secondary science courses.
The Apologia description says, “General Science is written for students in 7th grade. It can also be used for 8th graders especially if the student has not met the 7th grade math prerequisite for Physical Science, our 8th grade course. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on experiments to do, which all use household items.”
The course can be taken for a grade or not. Students need to put in a genuine effort either way Expect to spend 4-5 hours a week on the class. Most of the experiments will be done in class.
Students will need the text and solutions manual. A couple the many possible sources- https://www.apologia.com/general-sc/178-exploring-creation-with-general-science-2nd-ed-2- book-set.html
or at CBD https://www.christianbook.com/apologia-exploring-creation-general-science-basic/ jay-wile/pd/238409
There is an audio version of the book in addition if that would be helpful.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Lisa Riddle & Janice Farmer

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $20

Chemistry

9th - 12th

First Year Chemistry
Chemistry is one of the two foundational sciences (Physics is the other) and certainly the most abstract of the sciences. The study of chemistry focuses on using observations to infer what is happening at a level that cannot be seen with the unaided eye. Through demonstrations, lab activities and discussion, we will explore the nature of matter, the chemical elements, and how chemical reactions affect us every day. The overall goal of the course will be to give students a solid understanding of basic chemistry concepts. My personal goal is not to “cover” chemistry ideas, but rather to “uncover” the excitement of science that is often hidden in textbooks.

Textbook
Exploring Creation with Chemistry, Jay Wile, 2nd Edition
(Used copies of this text should be available through Thriftbooks or Amazon)

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Jim Slavicek

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

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:

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Fruits of the Spirit

PreK

Fruits of the spirit class will be super fun. We will spend our time laughing and giggling while learning the fruits of the spirit song, and doing activities such as crafts, games, and reading.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Sunshine fritz

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Create with Clay

K - 2nd
Class Full

In this class students will learn the art of creating with scupley clay. The clay will be supported with foil and wire, baked, then painted with acrylic on the final two days. Pieces will be freestanding or on a tile base. Some of our projects will be holiday related, or can be given as gifts at Christmas.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Tara Gelhausen

Class Limit: 10 Students

Fee: $12

Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

1st - 3rd
Class Full

God's creation is unique and creative and in this year-long class we will study His winged creatures of all kinds: from honeybees to pterodactyls. We will have fun with hands-on activities in class each week.

Parents should plan to assist students with weekly homework assignments of reading, worksheets, and research.

Students will be expected participate in all classwork and should be able to copy sentences, and use materials and equipment responsibly. Students will need to bring their journals every week. The more dedication parents and students put in, the more your student will experience!

*EACH STUDENT will need an Apologia JOUNIOR notebooking journal for Zoology 1: Flying Creatures

*EACH FAMILY will need one Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day textbook

* Optional and not necessary but many families may find it useful is the ZOOLOGY 1 MP3 AUDIO CD CD which contains a complete audio recording of the course Exploring Creation With Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day as read by Jeannie Fulbright. https://www.apologia.com/170-zoology-1

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: April Burrer & Mindy Curry & Jessica Hood

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $10

*Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day

4th - 6th
Class Full

God's creation is unique and creative and in this year-long class we will study His winged creatures of all kinds: from honeybees to pterodactyls.
We will have fun with hands-on activities in class and you can count on weekly homework assignments of reading, worksheets, and research.
Students will be required to take notes and take part in all classwork. Students will need to bring their journals every week. The more you put in, the more you will get out!
*students will each need an Apologia notebooking journal for Zoology 1: Flying Creatures (please no junior journals)
*each family will need one Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day textbook

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Angela Janosik

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $10

Intro to Reading & Writing for Middle School

6th - 8th
Class Full

This school year we’ll be having 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 will some read Short Stories and Fairy Tales. The students will practice brainstorming and learn the basics of writing papers.

Winter Quarter we will read two novels “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and “Swiss Family Robinson”. We will be discussing these novels during class time and practice writing both persuasive and informational papers that will go along with the novels.

Spring Quarter we will 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: 16 Students

Fee: $10

High School Literature & Composition

9th - 12th
Class Full

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)

Teachers:

Joann Matiska jmatiska@gmail.com

Stephanie Epperson

Class Description:

This is a year-long class.

We will read, analyze, and discuss literature.

We will write about literature in persuasive and comparison/contrast papers. Papers must be typed.

We will study SAT-level vocabulary words.

Students will need to do three to six hours of homework per week. This will include reading (approximately 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 Quarter

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous (Translation by Armitage is recommended, but any translation is OK.)

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Winter Quarter 

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Spring Quarter

The Chosen by Chaim Potok

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare (No Fear Shakespeare recommended, but not required)

IMPORTANT: Parents/Students will need to procure their own books. Please have quarterly books available to the student by the first day of the quarter.

Fee: $7.00

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Joann Matiska & Stephanie Epperson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $7

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:

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Pre-K Cut, Color, & Tea

PreK

Let's spend the last hour of the day having fun doing quiet activities. We will practice our coloring and cutting skills (both paper and food) as well as enjoy reading books and learning table manners with tea parties. The last week of class will be celebrated with a formal Teddy Bear Tea Party where everyone will be asked to dress their best and bring a teddy bear (or favorite stuffy) to share a tea party with.

Please note:

Tea that will be served will be non-caffeinated

Food allergies will be taken into consideration and follow NSHSC protocol, however if your child has any specific allergies I may ask you to pack a small snack for your child to enjoy.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Mindy Curry

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5

Countries & Cultures

K - 2nd

Countries and Cultures will be a great introduction into world geography! We will be studying 9 different countries through children's books, cultural crafts, and creative play. Each child will get a keepsake binder to take home at the end of the quarter.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Catherine Tapley & Jessica Hood

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $7

Write Your Own Story

1st - 3rd

In this class we are going to have fun with creative writing and book making! We will write, illustrate and assemble our very own books to take home!

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Maya Godsey

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5

1st Year Latin

3rd - 5th

Pronounce, spell, and translate 200 Latin words. Learn 25 Latin sayings, 2 prayers, and 3 songs. Begin understanding grammar and derivatives. Learn some of the history and geography of the first 400 years of Rome.

*Each student will need to have their own copy of the work book for Latina Christiana 1. The coordinating pronunciation audio cd is recommended, but not required.

 

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Tara Gelhausen & Whitney

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

Simple Machine & STEM Projects

4th - 7th

Do you like to create cool stuff? In this class we will build many simple machines and STEM projects using our creative brain power. Some of the projects include a tiny catapult, robotic hand and Newton’s cradle.

Duration: Fall

Instructor: Trudy Tash

Class Limit: 19 Students

Fee: $12

Washington State History

8th - 12th
Class Full

This is a two quarter class in which we will learn all about the history Washington State.
We will study maps to learn about the land, we will learn about the explorers that helped pave the way to the Pacific Northwest and discover the influence of Christianity in these events.

Each student/family will need:
•Copy of the text book “Our Northwest Heritage” by Richard M. Hannula

You can purchased the book here: http://www.soundsummitbooks.com

Fee: $10 per quarter

Please feel free to contact me with any question.
Jennie Anderson
509-280-9816
Andersonjennie81@yahoo.com

Duration: Fall, Winter

Instructor: Jennie Anderson & Sunshine fritz

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $10

U.S. Constitution

9th - 12th
My Constitutional Literacy is by Michael Farris.
We will watch a video, take notes, have homework and take quizzes.
Here is a quote from description.
"In this important high-school-level course, Dr. Michael Farris, founder and chancellor of Patrick Henry College and chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association, brings the U.S. Constitution to life for modern Americans by examining these questions: What does the Constitution actually say? What does it mean? What were the Founders' intentions for this document? And how is it being interpreted to shape our laws and way of life today? "

Please Pay Kimberley Morgan

Duration: Fall, Winter

Instructor: Kimberley Morgan

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5