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Classes are still being compiled for Winter 2017-2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE !!!  All classes will be on ONE schedule for 2017-2018.  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
Class Full

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

Kitchen Science

K - 2nd

We will be exploring things such as light and color, water and bubbles, the way things move and mixing and chemistry. This will be a hands on science experiment class that will bring the thrill of scientific discovery. Helping develop the core scientific skills: observations, critical thinking, communication, classifying, comparing, applying and generalizing, measuring, predicting, hypothesizing and problem solving!!!

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Whitney

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $7

Sign Language for Kids

K - 3rd

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

Duration: Winter

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: 14 Students

Fee: $10

Winter Olympics

4th - 6th

This is a P.E. class based on the Winter Olympics. We will do conditioning activities and games every class day as we learn the history and goals of the Winter Olympics. We will study the sports included in the Winter Olympics, have modified competitions, and even have medal ceremonies.

 

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Joann Matiska

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: $5

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

Pre K with JD

PreK

From the creepy crawling ants and spiders to the pretty butterflies and praying mantis, we will introduce these bugs with fun and interesting facts and create some art to celebrate them as a part of our world.

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Jennifer Dougherty

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $3

Learning with Legos

K - 2nd

Math skills
Worksheets
Building task
Fun crafts
And each kiddo will get a bag of their own Legos to keep at the end of the quarter

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Sandee Smith & Clint Smith

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

P.E.

K - 3rd

Let's move! Join us for some fun physical activity. Games, silly movements, and parachute play included!

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Maya Godsey

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Exploring Creation with Botany (1st-4th)

1st - 4th

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: 14 Students

Fee: $10

Plastic Canvas Art

2nd - 4th

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Catherine Tapley

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

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: Lisa Riddle

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

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

6th - 8th

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.

Winter Quarter we will read two novels “Island of the Blue Dolphins” and “A Wrinkle in Time”.  We will be discussing these novels during class time.  😃

We will also be writing Persuasive and Informational papers.

Spring Quarter we will read, analyze and write simple poetry.

 

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: $5 (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: 20 Students

Fee: $5

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

All About Animals

PreK
Class Full

Using animals as our main theme, we will practice basic preschool skills- letter and number recognition, phonics, writing/tracing, listen to stories, and do crafts. I will include basic geography, animal habitats, and general facts about each animal. Please give your child a drink of water and take them to the restroom before class 😉

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Shaunna Rose

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5

Five in a Row

K - 3rd
Class Full
Let's have fun with children's books! Five in a Row encourages a love for literature. We will be diving into children's stories while covering geography, art, science, math, and more! Each week we will learn new topics and enjoy fun activities to go along with what we are reading.

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Jessica Hood

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $5

Time Travelers!

K - 2nd
Class Full
Let’s get our busy little feet wet with this introduction to some of the most fascinating periods in HISTORY! Using books like Usborne’s Time Traveler, The Usborne Book of World History, and The Kingfisher Atlas of World History, we’ll delve into the cultural lives of the people who lived along the banks of the Nile, those who built the great wall, find our way into the New World…and so much more!
 
Adventuring in this class includes all sorts of ancient hands-on activities where we’ll explore things like foods, games, architecture, geography, crafts, etc. So, put on your magic time-travel helmet and let’s be whisked back through the ages!
 

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Haley Memeo

Class Limit: 10 Students

Fee: $5

The Class Menagerie

2nd - 4th
Class Menagerie will be a fun 9 weeks of briefly touching on a variety of subjects, one each week. We'll be doing mapping, and making balloon globes for geography. Flying paper airplanes and munching apples to help us learn descriptive writing. For grammar we'll be playing word games and making manipulatives to help us learn, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs. We'll learn about the history of the doughnut, and mistakes that worked. And more.
Please note that there will be some grade appropriate writing/copy work, some cutting, reading, and fine motor skill work on an art project. So please make sure your students are comfortable in those areas.

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Mary Kouf

Class Limit: 10 Students

Fee: $7

Rockin' Recorders

3rd - 5th
This class will teach musical notation and concepts such as tone quality, rhythm, dynamics, etc while learning to play the recorder. We will utilize curriculum found online which includes fun background tracks to make practice time more interesting. Internet access is helpful, but not required for this class. This is an excellent opportunity for students to try out a musical instrument without a lot of expense. All skills will transfer to band or other instrumental music later if desired.

Students must have a recorder before class begins. They can be found online for between $3 – $7. You can buy locally also, or get one from an older student.

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Lisa Laulainen

Class Limit: 15 Students

Fee: $5

Math Games

4th - 6th

This class will aim to strengthen multiplication and division knowledge and recall through the means of math games, crafts and friendly competition.

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Jamie Lyerla

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $8

Painting and Pastels

5th - 8th
Class Full

Bring a cheerful attitude, and be ready to try new things. We will have fun trying out different techniques and styles of painting, with both watercolor, and acrylic paints. We will learn a little about a few famous artists, and practice imitation to grow our skills. We will also do a few mixed media pieces, incorporating oil pastels. You will have opportunities to make projects of your own choice, too. As some of our activities may be messy, you can choose to bring an over sized shirt or apron to wear over your clothes. You will each be able to keep your supplies at the end of the quarter, to continue enjoying at home.

Duration: Winter

Instructor: Melanie Reierson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $20

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