Archway Classes
Elementary and Middle School Enrichment Classes

Classes and Registration

       Fall 2014 Classes

Classes are listed by title, ages taught, instructor and supply fee or materials, where applicable.

9am Classes


Toddler & Preschool fun and learning!  Ages 2-4, Rich, Supplies: pencil box, crayons, washable markers, a glue stick and safety scissors


It's time to color, learn letters, practice numbers, enjoy story time, play games, make crafts and listen to music! We will do some fun play and learn a little bit in the mix. This is a no-pressure class that will encourage kids to learn how to sit in a group, raise hands, wait their turns, and have fun! Children must be potty trained and bring a pencil box with crayons, markers, glue stick and safety scissors.


Music and Fun - Ages 4-7, Benitez, $10, Supplies: various items throughout the semester to make instruments

In Music Class this semester, we will learn basic Music Theory.  We will learn what a music staff is and what the names of the notes on the staff are called. We will learn about rhythm and have fun listening to different songs that will teach us important musical terms such as  Forte/Piano, Largo/Presto, Crescendo/Decrescendo, Whole Note/Quarter Note, Major/Minor, etc.) We will also make different instruments throughout the semester.
I will ask you to bring things that you might have lying around your house to help us make these instruments.  We will have a lot of fun learning about music this semester.
I look forward to meeting my new, and/or returning students! :)


Children Around the World- Ages 5-7, Halpern, $10, Supplies: box of crayons, scissors and a glue stick

Get ready to take the ultimate field trip! This class will take students to various countries around the world through books, games, songs, languages, art projects, and food. The students will keep track of their travels by keeping a journal and getting their passport stamped, which will be provide the first day of class. Students will visit about 6-7 countries throughout the semester and return home on the last day of class with a Celebration of Nations Party that will highlight their favorite activities from each country.


Brain Games – A New Way to Look at Critical Thinking- Ages 8-10, Call, $14 (for manipulative pack to keep at end of semester)

Give your brain the ultimate workout with this new hands-on class designed to challenge your thinking on every level. Students will solve riddles, build structures, create art and experiment with science all while being transported to a state of mind where play and critical thinking co-exist. Subjects covered include geometry, logic, probability, symmetry, language arts, spatial relationships, concentration, rotation, reflection, and much, much, more. If you don’t understand tangrams, pentominoes, tessellations, and geodesic building – you will be an expert when you finish this course.


 “Fashion Fun” - Ages 8-14, Moser, $10, Supplies: colored pencils, #2 pencil, sketch book and scissors

In this class we will touch on an array of topics and activities related to fashion:
•Famous Fashion Cities
•Fashion in Films
•Fashion Design
•Famous Designers
•Fashion Eras
•Fabric Science
Students will keep a sketch book and have other creative projects throughout the semester, including a mood board. We will even take an exciting field trip!
Previous students are encouraged to return as we will be covering more exciting information. New students are welcome too!


Music Around the World - Ages 8-14, Gunter, Supplies: 3 ring binder for papers

Students will become knowledgeable about different countries' cultures through spotlighting a different nation each week and learning to sing songs from those areas of the world.
Students will become familiar with things that make that country unique, including customs/traditions, history, geography, famous landmarks, indigenous wildlife, etc.
Students will give a performance of songs for Archway families and friends at the end of the semester.


Full  Math Made Fun- Ages 10-14 or very mathematically advanced 9 year-olds, Stubblefield, Supplies: small dry erase board and marker

Math is back! Join us for a new installment of the Math Made Fun experience. Students will earn checks from “The Bank of Ms. Kellie” by participating in games of mathematically fun proportions like Story Problem Showdown, Pre Algebra Scales of Justice, Geometry Jingo, Calculation Carnival and Deduction Detective. At the end of the semester, parents are invited to watch the excitement as students use their hard-earned “money” to outbid each other at the Marked-up A Lot Shop (affectionately called the “Rip Off Store” by past students). Math can be fun, I guarantee it!


10am Classes


Music and Movement- Ages 1-4 (Age1-younger 2 come with parent, older 2-age 4 may come alone), Dill, $5

Music and Movement will be a time for little ones to sing, play instruments, and move to music. Through interacting with music, children will learn about tempo, rhythm, high and low, loud and soft.  There is no fee for parents.


Canceled  Multicultural Stories and Dance- Ages 4-7, Marshall


Full  Hands On Science- Ages 5-8, King, $5, Supplies: science fair materials

This class will offer wonderful opportunities for budding scientists to take part in weekly experiments. We will use various resources that will maximize our science experience. Scientific information will be shared weekly with students followed by a hands on activity. At the end of the course, students will participate in an in-class science fair!


Full  French- Ages 7-12, Grandsire, Supplies: notebook, pencil and crayons

I believe learning French should be fun. During the class, we will sing, play games and learn in fun ways.  My goal is for the students to know colors, animals, shapes, food, and a number of other word families by the end of the course and be able to form simple sentences in French.


Zumba Kids- Ages 7-12, Zak, Supplies: appropriate attire for physical activity (tennis shoes- no sandals)

Ever wanted a way to ensure that your kids were getting the exercise they needed but also finding something they loved? Introducing, Zumba Kids (ages 7-12). Zumba Kids is filled with lively music, games, dance moves, and much more.  It's a fun and exciting new way to ensure that your kids (boys and girls) are staying active. What's even better, you know your kids are getting exercise but they just see it as having fun. 
There will be "reveal parties" for the parents during the semester where students will demonstrate all the great routines they've learned.  (In order to minimize distractions, we ask that parents avoid sitting in the gym during class unless they are attending the reveal parties.)


Full  A Blast in the Past- Ages 8-10, Rich, $5

Turn your time machines back and watch the heroes of the past come to life as we explore their lives- and become them ourselves! Ever wonder who Leif Erickson the Viking really was? How did Harriet Tubman help in the underground railroad? Who was King Tut and how did they build the pyramids? Who were missionaries Jim & Elizabeth Elliot and how did his death help win the Auca Indians to Christ? Every week we will add to our timelines, learn about a person of the past and do an activity relating to them. At the end of the semester, we will do a wax museum where each child will dress up as one of the characters we study and tell their ‘story’ to the parents and students of Archway classes. This will be an awesome class!


Journalism- Age change: Ages 8-11, McClay, $6, Supplies: notebook and pencil

Calling all aspiring journalists!
Together we’ll learn how to compose newspaper articles, from beginning to end. We’ll learn how to write effective leads, find good supporting facts and draw readers in to your story—useful skills in all writing.  At the end of the course, we’ll each have a mock newspaper page to display our favorite story, supporting art and layout and design skills.


Full  “Let's Get Cooking”  Ages 9-14, Moser, $10, Supplies: spray bottle (dollar store) and a clean jar with a lid

“Let’s Get Cooking!” will allow students to expand their culinary skills already learned in previous “Let’s Get Cooking!” classes. New students are welcome to join us, but kitchen experience is helpful. The goal of this class is for each “Jr. Chef” to be able to prepare and serve meals for themselves and their families (with adult supervision, of course). Special emphasis will be placed on nutrition: replacement foods, healing foods, and super foods. In this class each student’s culinary talents will be expanded, giving them more skills and confidence in the kitchen. Bible devotions and etiquette lessons will go along with the culinary fun.
NEW this semester: Making household cleaning products and personal toiletry items. Preparing food from around the world.


Canceled  Writing With A Purpose- Ages 11-14 or really advanced readers, Rios, $5, Supplies: writing journal or notebook and pencil



11am Classes


Canceled   Zumba Kids Jr.- Ages 4-6, Zak, Supplies: appropriate attire for physical activity (tennis shoes- no sandals)


Full  Creative Storytime - Ages 4-7, Teacher change: Reavis , $5

I plan to carefully choose a storybook for each week of class that will focus on literacy skills such as picture/story comprehension, looking and recognizing, letter knowledge, print awareness, vocabulary, and phonological awareness. After the story, we will discuss the story and it's elements and make meaningful connections for the children. We will follow up with a creative art/writing project. We will mainly do art centered projects and provide the chidren the opportunity to creatively write about the story in a way that's meaningful to them if they choose to write.


Full  “Kids in the Kitchen”  Ages 5-8, Moser, $10, Supplies: crayons or colored pencils, spray bottle (dollar store) and a clean jar with a lid

“Kids in the Kitchen” will be a fun learning experience. Students will develop culinary skills through preparing snacks, simple entrée foods, and desserts. Special emphasis will be placed on etiquette, manners, and balancing food groups. We will also have devotions to go along with the culinary fun. Students from previous “Kids in the Kitchen” classes are encouraged to return, as we will be expanding our culinary skills, but new students should fit right in as well.
NEW this semester: household cleaning products and personal toiletry items. Food from around the world.


Canceled  Exploring Poetry- Ages 6-9, Halpern, $5, Supplies: pencils, pocket folder with brads to hold loose leaf paper, wide-ruled paper


Math Made Fun- Ages 8-10, Stubblefield, Supplies: small dry erase board and marker

Math is back! Join us for a new installment of the Math Made Fun experience. Students will earn checks from “The Bank of Ms. Kellie” by participating in games of mathematically fun proportions like Don't Sink My Titanic, Multiplication Match-up, Calculation Carnival, Story Problem Showdown and Reason-it-out Round-up. At the end of the semester, parents are invited to watch the excitement as students use their hard-earned “money” to outbid each other at the Marked-up A Lot Shop (affectionately called the “Rip Off Store” by past students). Math can be fun, I guarantee it!


Full  Exploring Creation with Astronomy- Ages 8-10, Call, $10, Supplies: Apologia's Jr. Astronomy  Notebooking Journal (required) and Exploring Creation with Astronomy Text (suggested)

What would it be like to live on Mars? What are black holes? How did God create the cosmos? Inquiring minds want to know and this 24 week curriculum gives students biblically based scientifically sound answers. This two part course will be taught both fall and winter terms using Apologia’s award winning Young Explorers science curriculum Exploring Creation with Astronomy by Jeannie Fulbright.
We will begin with a lesson on the nature of astronomy and then cover the major structures of our solar system and details about each planet. Along the way students will learn about the Earth’s moon, the asteroid belt, and the Kuiper belt. After that we will move to stars and galaxies outside our solar system, space travel, astronauts and more. Each lesson is organized to include narration, interactive notebooking, and hands-on projects designed to make the lessons come alive. A course website and tons of additional materials are designed to introduce students to the wonders of God’s amazing universe. Our limited class time will be supplemented with out of class projects and field trips to The Morehead Planetarium and two local observatories for nighttime sky viewing with the most sophisticated telescopes around. Apologia’s Junior Astronomy Notebooking Journal (approximately $16) is required and needs to be purchased before class begins. The accompanying textbook Exploring Creation with Astronomy (approximately $25) is optional but strongly recommended. Join us today for a science class that is out of this world!


Think! Team Building Challenge- Ages 10-14, King, $6

Want to bring out the builder in your child while sharpening their ability to problem solve and be a team player? This one is for YOUR child! Each week the students will be given building materials with a specification but without the HOW. That is where team building and brain power will come in to play.


A Blast in the Past- Age change: Ages 8-14, Rich, $5

Turn your time machines back and watch the heroes of the past come to life as we explore their lives- and become them ourselves! Ever wonder who Leif Erickson the Viking really was? How did Harriet Tubman help in the underground railroad? Who was King Tut and how did they build the pyramids? Who were missionaries Jim & Elizabeth Elliot and how did his death help win the Auca Indians to Christ? Every week we will add to our timelines, learn about a person of the past and do an activity relating to them. At the end of the semester, we will do a wax museum where each child will dress up as one of the characters we study and tell their ‘story’ to the parents and students of Archway classes. This will be an awesome class!


Full  Videography- Ages 11-14, Bailey, $5, Supplies: pencil, colored pencils, small notebook, a folder and a glue stick

We will briefly discuss a little history of the film industry and how it got started. Our goal will be to learn a little of the basic techniques and terms of filming that we will attempt to apply in creating a commercial, filming it and editing it. The students will be able to use their creative, acting and imaginative skills and work as a team in developing their own commercial.





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