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Fall 2015 Classes

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


9 a.m. Classes 

Power Yoga- Zak  (A Moms Class)
Supplies: Workout clothing (no shoes required), a towel, a water bottle and a yoga mat (You can find inexpensive mats at Five Below, Target, Walmart, etc.) 

Power Vinyasa (Flow) Yoga is a challenging 50 minute practice that will leave you feeling invigorated. Open to all levels as modifications are offered throughout. Come join me as you gain strength and flexibility all while connecting breath and movement. Please bring a yoga mat, towel, and water to class. See you on the mat!


The Little Kids' Class- Colvard (ages 3-4) 

This class is about all things preschool!  Stories, circle time, music, crafts, creative play, physical activity and more!  Your preschooler will have a great time and learn something too!

Conversational Spanish 101 - Zung-Lyons (4-14)
Supplies: Pencils and a notebook for writing

Conversational Spanish 101: In this class, students will learn not only to write and read Spanish, but will also practice speaking Spanish in everyday conversation. My goals are to help students become comfortable with their pronunciation, and feel confident in putting sentences together in a foreign language. Beyond the vocabulary basics of number, colors, and parts of the body, we will cover words, phrases, and idiomatic expressions needed to travel around town, to greet people, to discuss our jobs, our homes, our family, our lives. Students will also learn about verb conjugation, the placement of adjectives, and the gender of nouns and adjectives - formulaic language structure that can be applied to all Romance languages. To promote a fun learning environment, we'll engage in: songs, games, role-playing, artwork, and most importantly, conversation!

Guided Discover Studio - Powers (5-7)
Supply Fee: $10 for "consumables" such as paper, paint, pencils, oil pastels etc.

Through age appropriate guided discovery, students will learn and explore a variety of art making materials (2-D and 3-D) and processes while increasing self-expression and exploring creativity.

Goals of this class are:
*To excite children about classroom art materials andtechniques
*To help children explore materials with confidence and imagination and build a repertoire of constructive ways to use the materials.
*To enable children to make independent and purposeful choices
*To establish and teach norms and routines for the use, care, and storage of materials

KidFit- Neuman (6-9)
Supplies: Tennis shoes, a water bottle, and a yoga mat to leave for the semester or $7 for a mat that will be supplied and you may take home on the last day

KidFit is a group fitness class for ages 6-9 of various ability levels. KidFit combines age-appropriate fitness instruction with relay/team-building game play to improve whole body fitness. The class is designed to strengthen and discipline the body, challenge the mind, encourage the heart and focus the sight on glorifying God. “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

 

Astronomy - Call (8-10)
Supply Fee: $10, Supplies: Apologia’s textbook Exploring Creation with Astronomy(approximately $25) is required and needs to be purchased before class begins. The accompanying Astronomy Notebooking Journal (approximately $16) is optional but strongly recommended. Join us today for a science class that is out of this world! (Outside reading required each week)

This biblically based course begins with a lesson on the nature of astronomy and continues to 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, the Kuiper belt, stars and galaxies outside our solar system, space travel, astronauts and more. Each lesson will include videos, narration, interactive notebooking, and hands-on projects designed to make the lessons come alive. This two part course will be taught both fall and winter terms using Apologia’s award winning Young Explorers science curriculum Exploring Creation with Astronomyby Jeannie Fulbright. Our limited class time will be supplemented with out of class reading, projects and field trips.

Math Made Fun - Stubblefield (9-12)
Supplies: Items for the Marked Up A Lot Shop (by Nov 13)

Yes, Math is back! Are fractions a flop, 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.


Make Your Own…
- Moser (9-14)
Supply Fee: $12 for ingredients, Supplies: Apron, #2 pencil, colored pencils, markers, scissors, containers (jars, bottles, etc.). Students will be notified in advance of what containers are needed for each product. Tape, paper, and labels will be supplied.

Would you like to make your own cleaning products and hygiene items? If so, this make-and-take class is for you. We will be using natural ingredients to make wholesome products that we use in our daily lives. Students will tap into their creativity as they design their own company name, logo, and label design. They will delight in using products at home they made themselves. A colorful recipe book will be compiled for students to take home at the end of the semester.


North Carolina History A- White (10-14)
Supply fee: $10 for cardstock and craft supplies, Supplies: A pencil box/pouch with scissors, glue stick and pencils every week

In North Carolina History A, students will cover a survey of our state from its earliest settlements through the Revolutionary War by the use of interesting Powerpoint presentations, projects and through writing excerpts in their own scrapbook-style notebooks.  One of the main goals of the class will be to teach students the major contributions of our state to the progress of our nation as a whole.  Part B, Post Revolutionary War to the present will be offered in the spring.



10 a.m. Classes

The Little Kids' Class- Colvard (ages 3-4) 

This class is about all things preschool!  Stories, circle time, music, crafts, creative play, physical activity and more!  Your preschooler will have a great time and learn something too!

Conversational French 101 - Zung-Lyons (4-14)
Supplies: Pencils and a notebook for writing in

Conversational French 101: In this class, students will learn not only to write and read French, but will also practice speaking French in everyday conversation. My goals are to help students become comfortable with their pronunciation, and feel confident in putting sentences together in a foreign language. Beyond the vocabulary basics of number, colors, and parts of the body, we will cover words, phrases, and idiomatic expressions needed to travel around town, to greet people, to discuss our jobs, our homes, our family, our lives. Students will also learn about verb conjugation, the placement of adjectives, and the gender of nouns and adjectives - formulaic language structure that can be applied to all Romance languages. To promote a fun learning environment, we'll engage in: songs, games, role-playing, artwork, and most importantly, conversation!

Brain Games Junior - Call (5-7)
Supply Fee: $15 for manipulative pack and consumable items such as colored straws, pipe cleaners, paint, glue sticks, artist paper and color copies

Give their 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. Activities consist of geo boards, pattern blocks, tangrams, Build-A-Word, mosaics, and building cubes. Subjects covered include math, geometry, logic, symmetry, language arts, spatial relationships, concentration, rotation, reflection, and much more.

The manipulative pack is required and will be taken home at the end of the session along with tons of enrichment activities to use at home.

Manipulative pack includes the following:

· 7 piece tangram set

· Build-A-Word

· Double-sided geoboard with rubber bands

· Plastic 2-sided mirror

· 100 magnetic foam pattern blocks

· Cookie Sheet
· 6 one inch building cubes

Noise Makers - Reavis (5-8)
Supply Fee: $10 instrument materials, Supplies: Some of our instruments will be made from recycled materials. Paper towel tubes, oatmeal containers, plastic drink lids, etc. More detailed list will be provided on the first day of class.

Does your little noise maker need a better outlet for his/her creativity? Then this is the class for him/her! Each week we will learn about a different instrument, hear how it sounds, and create our own version. It's going to be rockin' good time.
 

Kids in the Kitchen - Moser (5-8)
Supply Fee: $10 for groceries, Supplies: Apron

Kids in the Kitchen will be a fun learning experience. Students will develop culinary skills through preparing snacks, simple entrée foods, and desserts. We will be preparing recipes and building a recipe book for the students to assemble and take home at the end of the semester. 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.


Myth-Busting Science
- McClay (9-11)
Supply Fee: $8, experiment materials, Supplies: One tri-fold project board (for the science project at the end of the semester; Available at Dollar Tree)

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, keep data and come to proven conclusions all while having fun. The class will culminate in a science fair project presentation.

Time Travel Book Club - White (advanced 9-12)
Supplies: Book club folder, book selection, and a pencil

This class provides a wonderful opportunity for students to engage in lively guided conversations about books. In addition to our discussions, I will provide interactive mini lessons on literature concepts such as character, plot, and themes. Most books will be provided and all will be prescreened for appropriate content and language. Keeping in mind that this is an enrichment class, we’ll read six books with manageable lengths, but enjoyable content for the variety of ages in the class. If time permits, we may also read and talk about classic short stories. There is no supply fee for this class (you may need to purchase at most 2 of the 6 books). Each student should come to class with their Book Club folder (provided), book selection, and a pencil.

KidFit - Neuman (10-14)
Supplies: Tennis shoes, a water bottle, and a yoga mat to leave for the semester or $7 for a mat that will be supplied and you may take home on the last day 

KidFit is a group fitness class for ages 10-14 of various ability levels. KidFit combines age-appropriate fitness instruction with relay/team-building game play to improve whole body fitness. The class is designed to strengthen and discipline the body, challenge the mind, encourage the heart and focus the sight on glorifying God. “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31

Youth Fitness and Conditioning Class - Zak
(Girls only 10-14)
Supplies: Tennis shoes and a water bottle, (This class is intended and recommended for children who display emotional maturity and ability to follow instructions.)

Over a third of children today are overweight, and another third are at risk for becoming overweight. This class is a physical education class but more in depth than your average P.E. class. In this class, kids will perform cardio respiratory training, resistance training, learn basic nutrition, physiology, kinesiology, and anatomy of the muscular system. 

**Please note: Weight used in resistance training is only a couple of pounds, the focus is more on slow, controlled motion with proper form and technique.
Any child with a special condition such as but not limited to (medical disease, disability, musculoskeletal condition, asthma) should have a physician's clearance prior to beginning an exercise program. Please know, Taylor is CPR/AED certified

Pre-Algebra - Jordan (11-13)

Supplies: A scientific calculator, pencils, paper (or spiral notebook), and Bob Jones Pre-Algebra

Letters in math? Yes!! Come learn how letters and numbers will co-exist in your existing math world as we combine fractions, decimals and integers with letters and prepare you for the world of Algebra! 


Guided Discover Studio
- Powers (11-14)

Supply Fee: $10 for "consumables" such as paper, paint, pencils, oil pastels etc.

Through age appropriate guided discovery, students will learn and explore a variety of art making materials (2-D and 3-D) and processes while increasing self-expression and exploring creativity.

Goals of this class are:
*To excite children about classroom art materials and techniques
*To help children explore materials with confidence and imagination and build a repertoire of constructive ways to use the materials.
*To enable children to make independent and purposeful choices
*To establish and teach norms and routines for the use, care, and storage of materials

11 a.m. Classes

Fitensity- Neuman (A Moms Class) 
Supplies: Tennis shoes, a water bottle, and a yoga mat to leave for the semester or $7 for a mat that will be supplied and you may take home on the last day

Fitensity is an adult group fitness class for any mom who would like to improve her level of fitness in a challenging and encouraging environment. Fitensity uses isometric and plyometric exercises, functional compound movements and core strengthening to improve whole body fitness. Modifications are available for all fitness levels. You are a homeschool mom, so multitask your time and get sweaty. You won't regret it! Proverbs 31:17 “She girds herself with strength, and strengthens her arms.”

Music, Stories and Crafts for Preschoolers - Harris
(ages 3-5)
Supply Fee: $3 for markers, glue, scissors, paper, and any other basic supplies we may need throughout the semester 

Your Preschooler will enjoy singing, dancing, playing games, reading stories and creating basic artwork. This is a relaxed and fun class to engage your younger child while the older ones are in class!

 

Zumba Kids - Zak (4-11)
Supplies: Tennis shoes and a water bottle

Zumba Kids is a Latin based dance fitness designed just for kids. In this class, kids will perform Zumba dances, play fun fitness games, learn about various rhythms and styles, and all while building friendships, confidence, and really letting loose and having fun.

Noise Makers - Reavis (5-8)
Supply Fee: $10 instrument materials, Supplies: Some of our instruments will be made from recycled materials. Paper towel tubes, oatmeal containers, plastic drink lids, etc. More detailed list will be provided on the first day of class.

Does your little noise maker need a better outlet for his/her creativity? Then this is the class for him/her! Each week we will learn about a different instrument, hear how it sounds, and create our own version. It's going to be rockin' good time.

North Carolina Snapshots - White (7-9)
Supply Fee: $10 for cardstock and craft supplies, Supplies: A pencil box/pouch with scissors, glue sticks, and pencils every week

In North Carolina Snapshots, younger students will learn about our state's geography, people, and places in a more topical format with some hands on activities, light notebook pages, and stories.

 

Guided Discover Studio - Powers (8-10)
Supply Fee: $10 for "consumables" such as paper, paint, pencils, oil pastels etc. 

Through age appropriate guided discovery, students will learn and explore a variety of art making materials (2-D and 3-D) and processes while increasing self-expression and exploring creativity.
Goals of this class are:
*To excite children about classroom art materials and techniques
*To help children explore materials with confidence and imagination and build a repertoire of constructive ways to use the materials.
*To enable children to make independent and purposeful choices
*To establish and teach norms and routines for the use, care, and storage of materials


Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Call (8-10)
Supply Fee: $10, Supplies: Apologia’s textbook Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology (approximately $28) and accompanying Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Notebooking Journal(approximately $20) are required and need to be purchased before class begins. (Outside reading and notebooking required each week)

Our study will showcase the intricacy and design of the human body from DNA and cell creation to the skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous, endocrine, and immune systems. Students will encounter fascinating facts, engaging activities, intriguing experiments and loads of fun. Each of the 14 lessons will include videos, narration, notebooking, experiments and a personal person project. This two part course will be taught both fall and winter terms using Apologia’s award winning Young Explorers science curriculum Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright. Experiments will include testing bacteria content around the house, discovering their blood type, collecting their own DNA, creating a cell model out of Jello, 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.

 

Passport Around the World - Stubblefield (9-14)
Supplies: Items for the Duty Free Shop (by Nov 13) 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 North America, South America and Europe. (Next semester, we will cover 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.

Let’s Get Cooking! - Moser (9-14)
Supply Fee: $10 for groceries, Supplies needed: 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, but some 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.

Myth-Busting Science - McClay (11-14)
Supply Fee: $8, Experiment materials, Supplies: One tri-fold project board (for the science project at the end of the semester; Available at Dollar Tree)

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, keep data and come to proven conclusions all while having fun. The class will culminate in a science fair project presentation.


Algebra I
- Jordan (12-14)
Supplies: A scientific calculator, pencils, paper (or spiral notebook), and Bob Jones Algebra I

Algebra I is THE foundation for all higher math. Experience the puzzle of polynomials by learning the beautiful patterns that God put in His creation through numbers. This is a must course for all middle school students.


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