Archway Classes
Elementary and Middle School Enrichment Classes

Classes and Registration

Winter 2016 Classes

Classes are listed by title, instructor, ages taught 
and supply fee and/or supplies.


9 a.m. Classes


FULL- Brain Games, Jr. II
- Call  (ages: 5-7)

Brain Games, Jr. I  isn't necessary for this class
Due to early registration, priority can not be given to students who were enrolled during the fall semester.

Supply Fee: $10, for Brain Games, Jr. kit which students will take home at the end of  the semester

Join us again for part 2 of Brain Games Junior. Give your student's brain a fun workout with this hands-on class designed to challenge their thinking. 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. This semester activities will include work with pantomimes, Build-A-Word, mosaics, and building cubes just to name a few. Subjects covered include math, geometry, logic, symmetry, language arts, spatial relationships, concentration, rotation, reflection, and much more.
 

FULL- Engineering with LEGO - Pryor (ages: 6-10)

Supply Fee: $10, a customized engineering LEGO set which the students will keep at the end of the semester

Engineering is defined as: The creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures and machines. This sounds like pretty serious stuff, doesn't it? It also sounds a lot like playing with LEGO. That is the beauty of LEGO.  The creativity is limitless, especially when the brick is fully understood. We will learn principles of construction, architecture, and engineering and apply them with LEGO.  Rock solid structures, simple machines, and SNOT building (not a gross as it sounds)…tons of fun for everyone!

NC Snapshots - White (ages: 7-10)

Supply Fee: $10, for craft book supplies

Class Supplies: Pencil box containing colored pencils and/or crayons, glue stick, scissors, pencil to be brought to class each week

This class is designed to study various topics pertaining to NC’s history and geography.  The class will involve a hands-on, multi-disciplinary approach. Some of the fun things we will do: Use math to graph favorite vacation spots, act out a play to learn the history of “The Lost Colony,” use science to learn about the Wright Brothers, create dough models of the geography of our state, use music and art to learn the state symbols, and have a visit from a museum trunk to learn about what life was like in Colonial N.C.  Students will also complete a workbook in class throughout the semester to reinforce the interactive lessons, which will serve as their scrapbook on North Carolina.

Pioneer Living- Little House in the Big Woods -Harris (ages: advanced 7-11)

Supply Fee: $5, for craft and food items

Class Supplies: Each child will need to own a copy of  Little House in the Big Woods that they can mark in.

In this class, we will discover elements of literature and history through the childhood memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Students will come to class having read the assigned chapter/chapters each week. During class we will discuss principles of literature relating to the week's reading and create time period crafts, food, and games.
 

Make Your Own - Moser (ages: 8-14)

Supply Fee: $12, for ingredients

Class Supplies: Apron, #2 pencil, colored pencils, markers, scissors, containers (jars, bottles, etc. throughout the semester). Students will be notified in advance of what containers are needed for each product.

Would you like to make your own cleaning products and hygiene items? If so, this make-and-take class is for you.  Students will delight in using products at home they made themselves at a fraction of the cost of store-bought. An all-new list of products will be made this semester, so previous MYO students are encouraged to return, and new students will jump right in the fun. New students will tap into their creativity as they design their own company name, logo, and label design. A colorful recipe book will be compiled for students to take home at the end of the semester.
 

Learning Scripture Through Art - Colvard
(ages: 9-14)

Supply Fee: $10, for craft supplies

Let out your crafty side while spending time in God's word!  Each week, your child will create a beautiful piece of artwork inspired by scripture.  There will also be a reward for memorizing the verses! I look forward to making memories and keepsakes with your child, as well as encouraging them to love scripture. 

Math Made Fun - Stubblefield (ages: 9-14)

Class Supplies: Items for the Marked Up A Lot Shop
(by April 8th)

Math is back this semester with new games and concepts! Are fractions frightening, do word problems worry you, or is the "order of operations" disorienting? If so, Math Made Fun may be for you! By playing games and doing weekly "optional" homework assignments, we will tackle some of those tough mathematical concepts and have some fun in the process. The Marked Up A Lot Shop will open its doors on the last Friday for another auction extravaganza. New and previous students are welcome!

Fiction Writing - Jeffords (ages: 10-14)

Supply Fee: $4, for a workbook the students will complete their writing exercises in, to be taken home at the end of the semester.

In this class, we'll focus on learning the basic elements of fiction such as plot, setting, character development, themes, and point of view. This will be done initially through writing prompts and activities, and then students will put these skills together to write their own original stories.


10 a.m. Classes

Power Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga - Zak (Women only)

Class Supplies: Yoga Mat (You can find inexpensive mats at Five Below, Target, Walmart, etc.), towel, and water. Women who attend this class should dress ready to workout, no shoes required, as we practice in our bare feet.


FULL- FUNdamental Preschool
- Duckett
(ages: 3-5,
potty trained)

Supply Fee: $2

This fun class is built around the fun of learning. There will be plenty of play and learning with music, manipulatives, and art. Letters of the day and numbers along with a corresponding story will be a part of the fun every week.  (This class will be different from the 11am class, so students are welcome to take both classes.)

FULL- Learning Scripture Through Art - Colvard
(ages: 5-8)

Supply Fee: $10, for craft supplies

Let out your crafty side while spending time in God's word!  Each week, your child will create a beautiful piece of artwork inspired by scripture.  There will also be a reward for memorizing the verses! I look forward to making memories and keepsakes with your child, as well as encouraging them to love scripture. 


FULL- Myth-Busting Science, Jr.
- McClay (ages: 6-8)

Supply Fee: $8, for experiment materials

In this class, we will be testing some everyday beliefs and urban legends to sort out fact from fiction in scientific (and sometimes, explosive) ways. Using scientific methods, students will learn how to hypothesize and come to proven conclusions all while having fun. The class will culminate in a science experiment presentation of the student’s choice.

Great Composers: Bach - Sheets (ages: 6-9)

A Musical History of the Life and Accomplishments of Johann Sebastian Bach; in this study of one of the great composers, we will come to know Johann Sebastian Bach, not only as a musical genius, but also as an eager child, an affectionate father, and a lovable human being.  We will utilize hands-on activities to complete a lap book with projects including: character qualities, different aspects of the Baroque period, a name-that-tune game, Bach family facts, song vocabulary and more.


Engineering with LEGO - Pryor (ages: 6-10)

Supply Fee: $10, a customized engineering LEGO set which the students will keep at the end of the semester

Engineering is defined as: The creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures and machines. This sounds like pretty serious stuff, doesn't it? It also sounds a lot like playing with LEGO. That is the beauty of LEGO.  The creativity is limitless, especially when the brick is fully understood. We will learn principles of construction, architecture, and engineering and apply them with LEGO.  Rock solid structures, simple machines, and SNOT building (not a gross as it sounds)…tons of fun for everyone!

Crocheting for Beginners - Corbett (ages: 6-older)

Class Supplies: Students will need to provide their own skeins of yarn as needed and a size G needle.

For anyone who loves the idea of stress relief, (studies show that crocheting slightly lowers blood pressure!) nothing beats handmade gifts! We will learn basic stitches, and complete several in-class art projects.

FULL- Anatomy Part II - Call (ages: 8-11)
Open only to students who have completed Anatomy I

Supply Fee: $15, for experiment materials

Our study will continue to showcase the intricacy and design of the human body. This semester we will focus on the blood and the respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Students will encounter fascinating facts, engaging activities, intriguing experiments and loads of fun.  Each of the lessons will include videos, narration, notebooking, experiments and a personal person project. This course is being taught using Apologia’s award winning Young Explorers science curriculum Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright. This semester we will experiment by testing bacteria content around the house, discovering our blood type, and dissecting a pig’s heart, (just to name a few). From head to toe students will learn about the amazing design of the human body, our major organs and how to keep it running according to God’s design.

FULL- Let's Get Cooking! - Moser (ages: 9-14)

Supply Fee: $10, for ingredients

Class Supplies: Apron

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, however kitchen experience is helpful. The goal of this class is for each "Jr. Chef" to be able to prepare and serve meals with confidence at home (with adult supervision, of course). In between cooking lessons, emphasis will be placed on etiquette and nutrition along with Bible devotions. Students will receive a booklet compiled of the semester’s lessons.

FULL- Fitness Fun & Goofy Games - Stucker (ages: 10-14)

Supply Fee: $6, to cover supplies for specific games and activities

Ready, set, GO - for crazy and fun-loving games guaranteed to burn off energy and get your kiddos moving! Everyone needs to run and play, and this class will allow that to happen in a fun (always!), organized (sometimes!) group setting. We'll play some old favorites and add lots of new ones, and in the process, your child will be exercising and learning about fitness!

Our Great State - White (ages: 10-14)

Supply Fee: $7,  for the cost of the workbook

Class Supplies: Pen or pencil, spiral notebook or folder with paper

North Carolina has always played an important part in the history of America.  While this class will not be an exhaustive history of North Carolina, we will attempt to zoom in on certain points in time to understand our state in relation to our history as a nation.  We will look at the role N.C. played in the Revolutionary War, the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement to name a few. There will likely be some reading and writing assignments for outside of class and one project. Students will receive a workbook, which will serve as a scrapbook of sorts of North Carolina history.    

11 a.m. Classes

FULL-
FUNdamental Preschool
(ages: 3-5,
potty trained)

Supply Fee: $2

This fun class is built around the fun of learning. There will be plenty of play and learning with music, manipulatives, and art. Songs, stories and crafts will be part of the fun each week.  (This class will be different from the 10am class, so students are welcome to take both classes.)

Super Story Time - Duckett (ages: 5-7)

We will have fun exploring children's literature through art, drama, music, and more. Each week, students will listen to a new story or collection of stories and learn language arts concepts. We'll do some acting, making, and singing while learning about characters, setting, and expanding vocabulary.

FULL- Kids in the Kitchen - Moser (ages: 5-8)

Supply Fee: $10, for ingredients

Class Supplies: Apron

Kids in the Kitchen is a fun learning experience in which students develop culinary skills through preparing simple entrée foods, snacks, and desserts. In between lessons in the kitchen, emphasis will be placed on etiquette, manners, and nutrition. Bible devotions will go along with the culinary fun. At the end of the semester, students will have compiled a fun recipe book to take home.


Piano for Newbies
- Corbett (ages: 6-14)

Class Supplies: Students will need to provide John Thompson's piano book and a mini portable piano keyboard

If you always wanted to play--you can now learn. We will, in a group of no more than 8-10, learn fundamentals of note reading, how to locate notes, basic terminology, study music styles, famous composers and master some beginner music for a last day of class performance.

Fitness Fun & Goofy Games - Stucker (ages: 7-9)

Supply Fee: $6, to cover supplies for specific games and activities

Ready, set, GO - for crazy and fun-loving games guaranteed to burn off energy and get your kiddos moving! Everyone needs to run and play, and this class will allow that to happen in a fun (always!), organized (sometimes!) group setting. We'll play some old favorites and add lots of new ones, and in the process, your child will be exercising and learning about fitness!

Astronomy Part II - Call (ages: 8-11)
Open only to students who have completed Astronomy I

Supply Fee: $10, for experiment materials

Come back for Part II of this science class that is out of this world.  This semester we will begin our exploration of the outer solar system and the gas giants.  We will learn about the Kuiper Belt, black holes, constellations and more about space exploration. Each lesson is organized to include narration, interactive note booking, and hands-on projects designed to make the lessons come alive.  Our limited class time will be supplemented without of class projects and field trips.

Cancelled- Adventure Book Club II - White
(ages: advanced reading 9-13)

Supply Fee: $10

Class Supplies: (3), 3 ring binders, dividers, paper, pen or pencil. Students will need to purchase their own books.

In this class, we will continue to explore character, plot, and theme but will also dive in to literary devices such as personification, imagery, and symbolism.  We will read and discuss two distinctly-Christian novels: The Tanglewoods' Secret by Patricia St. John and The Window in the Wall by Ginny Merritt. We will also study several short stories from the book, Faerie Gold by Ranelda Hunsicker and Kathryn Lindskoog.

FULL- Passport Around the World - Stubblefield
(ages: 9-14)

Class Supplies: Items for the Duty Free Shop
(by April 7th) and socks

Passport Around the World is a unique kinesthetic approach to learning the countries of the world. By using durable floor maps, "passports,” music, and mnemonics, students will dance, draw and discover their way around the countries of Africa, Asia and Australia. Parents and siblings are welcome join us on the final Friday as students exchange their passport stamps for items in our Duty Free Shop. New and previous students are welcome!

FULL- Dark Ages and Siege Weapons - McClay/Fulmer
(ages: 10-14)

Supply Fee: $10, for weapon replica materials

In this class, we will explore the historical era of the dark ages (middle ages). We will look at the way of life in that period to include weaponry of the time. We will spend a great deal of time recreating weapons from that era, discussing their use and of course, trying them out for ourselves. The last day of the class, we will plan to demonstrate our weapons and simulate a (safe) battle.

Strategy and Sportsmanship - Harris (ages: 10-14)

This class will be using strategy board games (Ticket to Ride, Clue, Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, and Survive) to develop problem-solving tactics, and foster fairness and respect among teammates and opponents. Each game will be used for two weeks. The first week we will focus on learning the rules of the game and playing a practice round. At home, your child will brainstorm strategy techniques to use the following week when they replay the game.

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