Archway Classes
Elementary and Middle School Enrichment Classes

Classes and Registration

               Winter 2015 Classes

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


9am Classes


Made In His Image: Our Bodies – Ages 5-8, King, $2

Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, Whom you have received as a Gift from God? You are not your own. (1 Corinthians 6:19 AMP) This class will be based on The Organic Puppet Theatre Health Activities book by Terry Louis Schultz and Linda M. Sorenson. We will explore 7-8 body parts with a focus on keeping them healthy. Each class will consist of learning about the body part and making that part come to life through puppetry. No worries, we won’t go any further than the kidney and bladder. This class is very hands-on so good small motor skills are encouraged for cutting and coloring. On the last class we will perform a puppet show for the parents.


Crafty Literature - Ages 6-8, Whitfield, $5

In Crafty Literature, each week I will read aloud a classic or seasonal children's book. After reading, we will do an activity to aid in comprehension, retelling, setting and plot. The activity may be art related, or a "book report" type activity the children will be able to take home.


Feathered Friends - Ages 6-8, Manestar, $5 Supplies: A pencil box with a pencil, crayons, stick glue, and safety scissors

Become a bird detective and discover what makes a bird a bird. How do birds fly? What is the largest/smallest bird? Which bird has the longest tongue? What is a raptor? What is on the inside of an egg? How does the beak and feet of a bird determine what it eats? Your budding detective will discover the answers to these questions and much more as we study a new bird, or class of bird each week, and chronicle this new information. Students will also participate in experiments that will lead them to new discoveries, and will allow them to appreciate and admire God's magnificent flying machines! 


Brain Games II: A New Way to Look at Critical Thinking - Ages 8-10, Call, $14, Covers manipulative pack (to keep at end of semester), includes Legos, Keva boards, stacking cubes 

Created due to popular demand! 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, art, bridge building, concentration, rotation, reflection, and much, much, more.


North Carolina History - Ages 8-12, White, $10

North Carolina History will focus on the highlights of what makes our state unique, the contributions to our country, its geography, symbols, and counties. We will learn through presentations, stories, maps, timelines, and games, and each student will create his/her own scrapbook of North Carolina. In addition, we will spend time in working on group projects with our peers. 


A Patriot's Guide to Songs of America - Ages 8-14, Gunter
Supplies: 3-ring binder for song copies and printouts


Students will become knowledgeable about various songs written throughout our country's history. Weekly lessons will incorporate historical events happening in America during the penning of the song, facts about the composer and cultural significance and impact the song had on our nation. Students will become familiar with the basics of reading music notation and will be taught proper vocal warm-up techniques and the solfege system of pitches. Students will give a performance of songs for Archway families and friends at the end of the semester.


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


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


Math Made Fun - Ages 9-14, Stubblefield
Supplies: A small dry erase board and dry erase markers

Join us for another exhilarating mathematical experience as we rejoin Marvin on his quest to learn more about fractions, decimals, volume, probability, means, modes, medians and even a little algebra. What MMF class would be complete without checks from "The Bank of Ms. Kellie" and a dynamic Marked Up A Lot Shop Auction? Come new students and old and let's get mathematical!



10am Classes


Math in Motion - Ages 4-6, Manestar, $3
Supplies: A pencil box with a pencil, crayons, stick glue, and safety scissors.

Prerequisites: Students must be able to recognize the numerals 1-10, and understand their values.
Learning math doesn't have to be tedious and boring! In Math in Motion, beginning mathematicians will work and play together to explore shapes, recognize simple time, play with money, manipulate addition and subtraction, respond to directional words/commands, create and follow patterns, and master simple measurements. Mathematical concepts will be introduced and taught through games and hands-on activities, and reinforced with short seatwork assignments.  


French (Beginner and Intermediate) - 5 and older, Grandsire
Supplies: Notebook and pencil


I believe learning French should be fun and with a lot of interactions from the students. My students will have a lot room to talk and really enjoy the French language.
 

Children Around the World - Ages 5-7, Halpern, $5
Supplies: A glue stick (for new students only), and scissors, which will be returned at the end of the semester. 

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 suitcase 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. We will be traveling to new countries this semester, so if you took my fall semester class, there will be new countries to visit and enjoy. If you didn't take my class this fall, your child can easily join us for all the traveling excitement!
 

Mix it up Art - Ages 6-8, Powers, $10
Supplies: Dress for mess

This is a process driven class where students will explore a variety of art materials, themes and endless possibilities for self-expression. Students will have an opportunity to try a variety of techniques using oil pastels, watercolor, collage and mixed media.  


Zumba Kids - Ages 7-12, Zak
Supplies: Wear appropriate attire for physical activity (tennis shoes - no sandals)
 
Zumba Kids is a unique dance fitness class that's inspired by Latin rhythms. Kids will learn about the different rhythm styles like Salsa and Cumbia, where those rhythms originated, common instruments used, rhythm variations for each style, and so much more. Zumba Kids combine Latin dance with various fitness elements and engaging games. It's dance, games, nutrition, and fitness and from that children gain self-confidence, make new friendships, and have fun doing it. (In order to minimize distractions, we ask that parents avoid sitting in the gym during class unless they are attending the reveal parties.) 


North Carolina History - Ages 8-12, White, $10

North Carolina History will focus on the highlights of what makes our state unique, the contributions to our country, its geography, symbols, and counties. We will learn through presentations, stories, maps, timelines, and games, and each student will create his/her own scrapbook of North Carolina. In addition, we will spend time in working on group projects with our peers.  


Let’s Get Cooking! - Ages 9-14, Moser, $10
Supplies: Crayons or colored pencils

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.  


Blast in the Past - Ages 10-12, Rich, $10

Here we go blasting back to the past again to learn about more amazing people from history. We will be learning about historical Americans (inventors, older movie stars, song writers etc.) this semester! These are all new historical characters that we have not yet studied in my classes. We will again have the wax museum at the end of the semester where students will be required to dress up and give a brief overview of their character's life. This will be another great class!


Videography- Ages 11-14, Bailey, $5
Supplies: A notebook with a pocket folder for keeping notes and brainstorming ideas

 
Lights, Camera, Action! You've heard it before, so go behind the scenes. In this class students will review some terms on advertising, filming and editing. They will create an advertisement, movie preview, news report, or something of interest that they will film and edit. This will be at a beginners level.. In doing so they must also learn to work as a team and be creative…A little acting may come into play also, based on product being filmed…So lets create something fun and exciting!



11am Classes


Toddler & Preschool Fun and Learning Continues! - Ages 2-4, Rich, $5
Supplies: Pencil box, crayons, washable markers, a glue stick and safety scissors; *Children must be potty trained*

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 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! We will continue with the alphabet from letters M-Z! If you weren't in this class last semester, it's NO problem. We would love to have you join!  


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


Zumba Kids is a unique dance fitness class that's inspired by Latin rhythms. Kids will learn about the different rhythm styles like salsa and cumbia, where those rhythms originated, common instruments used, rhythm variations for each style, and so much more. Zumba Kids combine latin dance with various fitness elements and engaging games. It's dance, games, nutrition, and fitness and from that children gain self-confidence, make new friendships, and have fun doing it. (In order to minimize distractions, we ask that parents avoid sitting in the gym during class unless they are attending the reveal parties.)


Music Theory for Kids – Ages 5-7, Benitez, $5
Supplies: Returning students must bring their books, $10 for New Students to purchase the book


This class will be a continuation of the fall semester, as we go a little more in depth into theory. We will start with a review and continue learning throughout the remainder of the book. We will learn and review the Treble Clef and Bass Clef together, keys on the Piano, different genres of music, etc. If you are a returning student, you can bring your book back with you. New students are welcome as well; If you are a new student, no problem, you will catch on quickly!   


Amazing Animals - Ages 6-9, Colvard, $10

Calling all animal lovers! Let's take a look at some of the amazing animals of God's creation and why he made them the way they are. We will learn about a different group of animals each week. From fascinating fish to beautiful birds and even some creepy critters! We will look at pictures, read some great books and watch video clips from Wild Kratts and Creatures that defy Evolution. Each of you will also put together your very own scrapbook of all of these animals. There are so many to explore!


Kids in the Kitchen - Ages 5-8, Moser, $10
Supplies: Crayons or colored pencils

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.  


Exploring Creation with Astronomy Part II - 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 is the second part of the year-long class. It incorporates Apologia’s award winning Young Explorers science curriculum Exploring Creation with Astronomy by Jeannie Fulbright, videos and other interactive resources. This term we will begin with lessons on the major gas giants, 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 a video, narration, interactive notebooking, and hands-on projects designed to make the lessons come alive. A course website, personal YouTube channel 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 local observatories for nighttime sky viewing with the most sophisticated telescopes around. Join us today for a science class that is out of this world!  


Grammar and Diagramming Made Fun - Ages 9-14, Stubblefield
Supplies: A small dry erase board and dry erase markers

 
Grammar and Diagramming Made Fun... I'll bet you have never heard those words in the same sentence! Join Wordsworth the Hornworm as we explore nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and learn to diagram subjects, predicates and everything that goes along with creative sentences. Classroom games and take-home practice sheets will be important components of the class. The final Friday will culminate in a rip-roaring Grammar Feud that the whole family is sure to enjoy. Grab a dry erase board and a marker and join us for an exciting grammatical experience.  


Art Reimagined - Ages 9-14, Powers, $10
Supplies: Dress for mess

We will explore ways to repurpose, reuse and reinvent everyday items into works of art. Students will learn about and create Chihuly-inspired sculptures using recycled plastics, turn paper into beads and create a visual way to share CDs. This class will include a field trip to the Scrap Exchange in Durham. Donations of household items/recyclables such as bottle caps, water jugs, and old jeans are welcomed.  


The Challenge, The Build – Ages 11-14, King

Each week the students will have a challenge or challenges modeled after the Build to Express Curriculum by LEGO. These challenges will engage children in problem solving, team work, and promote confidence. Children will need to be able to work patiently in groups and they should have a love for the bricks.  
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