2018 Fall Classes

9am

US History
Ages 4-7   Deanna Gosnell

Our little ones need to know where the idea of our country came from & how it was established. This class will focus on the foundations of how our country was built. We will learn about the early settlers & colonies; our founding fathers; the Declaration of Independence; our constitution & laws in government; Presidents & more!! Of course, all the material will be presented in a fun way that our little ones will understand.


My Incredible Body
Ages 5-8     Mergan Cox
Supply Fee: $5 for craft supplies

Explore the various systems and functions of the human body through interactive activities and crafts. We'll unravel the intestines, map the circulatory system, follow the traveling food that we eat and much more! The final class will be a lesson about the senses including a fun taste and smell test!
*The reproductive system will not be covered


Junior Anatomy Ages
Ages 8-11     Leslie Cain
Supplies: 1 plain white t-shirt
Supply Fee: $10 per student to cover hands on craft materials to learn about blood, tendons, lungs, etc.

Join us for a trip around our bodies! We will be studying body systems and how they work together to create our wonderful bodies. Each week we will do a hands-on activity with a take-home craft that will demonstrate system structures in our bodies! Students will build replicas of their organs and learn the placement using the required t-shirt. Students will learn how our bodies function as we create models of the brain, lungs, heart, bones, blood and more.
*Reproduction is not covered.
*Food may be used, please alert teacher to any allergies.


Apologia Astronomy
Ages 10-14     Stephanie Rich
Supplies: Apologia Astronomy Book (optional)

As we take a voyage into our solar system, we will learn about day 4 of creation by studying the sun, moon, stars, planets, other astronomical bodies and characteristics of outer space. We will use Apologia Astronomy as our guide through the Solar System. (We will also be using music as a memory tool for the lesser known bodies of our solar system.) Join us for an exciting adventure into God’s universe.



Let's Get Cooking!
Ages 10-15      Christie Moser
Supplies: Apron, color pencils, crayons or markers
Supply Fee: $12 for ingredients

Let’s get cooking this semester at Archway! The goal 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 meal planning, etiquette, and nutrition along with Bible devotions. We will wrap the semester with our own version of “Chopped Jr.” to creatively express what has been learned in class. Students will receive a booklet of the semester’s lessons and recipes.



“Speak Now, or Forever Hold Your Peace....": Public Speaking Made Easy
Ages 10-15      Sandi Green
Supplies: note cards & Poster board
Supply Fee: $5 supply fee: incentives for participants for completing homework and achieving goals

75% of Americans are so afraid of public speaking that they experience physical discomfort just thinking about it! Don't let fear limit your potential! There is a fine young leader in many of our youth; it's just a matter of learning the craft of public speaking! We use public speaking throughout our lives, whether in conversation, in an interview, or on the public stage. Join us in learning to become a comfortable, powerful public speaker.



Drama Club
Ages 10-16      Emily Kindall
Supplies: Students will need to provide their own simple costumes for the final performance

It’s time to unlock your creative side with Drama Club. Our class will use charades, storytelling, roll-playing, and improvisation games to boost confidence, strengthen imagination, improve memorization skills, encourage expression, and above all, have fun! Class activities will also explore elements of theater performance such as character development, costumes, and props. Finally, students will use all of their skills and cooperation to produce a special performance at the end of the semester!




10am


Math Readiness
Ages 4-6      Deanna Gosnell
Supplies: Scissors, glue, crayons or colored pencils
Supply Fee: $5

*Must be able to count to 100 and recognize numbers to 20
This class will help your child understand basic math concepts. We will learn counting by 2's 5's, & 10's. We will take fun items and learn to add, subtract, & count by groups. We will dive into measuring by reading a ruler. Depending on how fast we grasp it all, we will try to expand into other concepts. There will be homework to complete, under your supervision, so they can grasp basic math skills.




Kids in the Kitchen
Ages 5-9      Christie Moser
Supplies: Apron, color pencils, crayons or markers
Supply Fee: $12 for ingredients

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



Little Naturalist
Ages 6-9 Kim Andrews
Supplies: Art journal and colored pencils
Supply Fee: $10 to cover arts and craft materials

*Ability to read or write is not required

Your little naturalist will be learning from stories and studying a new item from nature every week. Gemstones, autumn leaves, sea shells, insects and bird feathers are just some of our planned topics. Through beautiful living books, your child will be exposed to bits of geography, history, science and new vocabulary. Classes will include book reading, related crafts or activities (think dandelion play-doh!), drawing in nature, weather journals and exploring outside when the weather is nice.




The Medieval World
Ages 8-11      Kara Hensley
Supplies: Markers, crayons, 3 ring binder for notes & worksheets
Supply Fee: $12 per student b/c of supplies needed for shields, swords, mini trebuchet, scrolls, paint

“The Medieval World” is a course to introduce students to the time period known as the Middle Ages, the years of European history between the early 400’s and late 1500’s. Topics covered will be feudalism, knights and armor, chivalric code, medieval warfare, castles, and religious beliefs in the Middle Ages. In-class activities will include the making and designing of a personal shield, sword, coat of arms, experimenting with a homemade mini-trebuchet, and writing chivalric code. There will also be the opportunity for students to attend the Carolina Renaissance Festival in Huntersville, NC. Although the Renaissance is after the Middle Ages, many aspects of life are similar and the Renaissance Festival will enable many topics in this class to come to life, especially the most favored jousting show!


Introduction to Videography
Ages 9-12      Elaine Bailey
Supplies: Notebook and pen/pencil
Supply Fee: $5 for DVD

This class will introduce students to film and television development. We will cover some history, terms, scripts, script writing, budgeting, scheduling, storyboarding and more.
Students will work together and as individuals to develop both a commercial and screenplay, film, and edit their work. Students must be willing to participate both in front of camera as well as behind. At the end of the class, students will have more knowledge of the movie industry and should take home a finished DVD of the project they have completed.
*Students will need to bring notebook and pen/pencil. Off-site filming trips are a possibility.



Art Appreciation: the Modern Era
Ages 10-16      Emily Kindall
Supply Fee: $10 for art supplies and student folios

Learn how to open your eyes, minds, and hearts to modern art in this hands-on art history class. We will explore Western art movements of the modern era from Impressionism through Expressionism, to Abstract, Pop Art and more. Lessons will feature great artists and their masterpieces to help students recognize famous works of art, as well as understand composition and technique. Students will also get to try these techniques for themselves with several different art projects. This course is a companion class to “Art Appreciation: Western Art” and is open to new and returning students.


Crafty Entrepreneur
Ages 12-15      Kimberly Boggs
Supplies: Scissors, glue, crayons or colored pencils Glue Gun, Glue sticks
Supply Fee: $14.00 for craft materials

In this exciting class, students will be crafting items mostly out of recycled materials used everyday. Students will choose one of the projects to make a flyer, jingle or improve on the design of the item to make it marketable. They will then make that item (6-12 items) to sell in the Market Place at end of semester. In order to complete some of the projects, students will need to bring recyclables or materials you may already have at home or can easily be purchased at the Dollar Store. Simple items such as plastic bags containers, yarn, old magazine pages or newspaper, cardboard, scrapbook paper, photos, etc. will be used. Students will need to be able to work with cutting tools, hot glue guns, spray paints, etc. There will be a list sent out for students to gather and have ready for each week’s project. There will also be a fee for materials I will be providing. This class is sure to inspire the entrepreneur in all of us!



Junior Anatomy
Ages 12-15       Leslie Cain
Supply Fee: $10 per student to cover hands on craft materials to learn about blood, tendons, lungs, etc

The fascinating world of DNA, cellular structure and the building blocks of our bodies comes to life in this class! We will be studying some of the smallest details that make us who we are. Students will learn with hands-on activities what cells look like, how each system is comprised of cells, what their DNA is made of, and how DNA relates to genetics. Students will build cell models and DNA structures as well as work on their personal genetic make-up!
*Reproduction is not covered. Food may be used please alert teacher to any allergies.



11am


My Incredible Body Preschool
Ages 2-5     Mergan Cox
Supply Fee: $5 for craft supplies

Join us as we explore the human body from our head to our toes through hands-on activities, music and crafts. We will answer such questions as "What happens to the food in my tummy?" and "How does my ouchie heal?" The final class will be a lesson about the senses including a fun taste and smell test!
*the reproductive system will not be covered



Drama Club Jr.
Ages Mature 5-9      Emily Kindall
Supplies: Students will need to provide their own simple costumes for the final performance

This class provides all of the fun, games, and imagination of Drama Club for beginners. Our class will use a variety of interactive games such as charades, storytelling, and roll-playing to boost confidence, strengthen imagination, encourage expression, and above all, have fun! The scripts and materials are simpler than Drama Club, making it ideal for younger students, new performers, and struggling readers. Students will also get the chance to demonstrate their new skills in a special performance at the end of the semester!



Song School Spanish
Ages 6-9      Jessica Simmons
Supplies: Students will be required to have the Song School Spanish Book 1 with CD for each class period, available at

*Students should have full knowledge of the alphabet and numbers 1-100 and be comfortable reading at an early level.

It's never too soon to introduce children to another language, and Song School Spanish is a fun way to do just that. Lessons include songs/chants, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and interactive activities, with a focus on commonly used vocabulary, rather than on grammar. Students will be required to have the Song School Spanish Book 1 with CD for each class period. The workbook and audio CDs are necessary to learn vocabulary and pronunciation. They will also need a sharpened pencil, crayons, and scissors during each session. Please be sure to label all materials with your child's name. Students will gain the most benefit from this course by listening to their audio CDs and reviewing weekly vocabulary with a parent at home.



Basics to Photography
Ages 10-15      Sarah Stanley
Supplies: Camera, phone or tablet
Supply Fee: $10 for photo prints

In this class, students will learn the basics of photography (rule of thirds, lighting, camera settings, angles, focal points, composition, etc.), different types of photography (landscape, people, pets) and introduction into editing. Students will have hands-on teaching opportunities with studio lighting, backdrops and props as well as fun projects to get the creative juices flowing.

*Camera, phone or tablet is required. $10 student supply fee for photography prints



Jump N 2 Run: Move well for miles!
Ages Mature 10-Adult      Sandi Green
Supplies: Speed Jumprope & Yoga mat

What would it mean to you if you could learn to run efficiently and pain-free? Jogging continues to be the #1 fitness activity in the U.S. Unfortunately, it is also responsible for the most overuse injuries. Believe it or not, learning to jumprope, like you did as kid, can train your body to move well...and therefore run well! No matter your age, come learn how you can Jump N 2 Run!



Fashion Fun
Ages 11-16      Christie Moser
Supplies: Each student will be required to purchase their own outfit for the fashion show.
Supply Fee: Old magazines, colored pencils, #2 pencil, good eraser, sketch book, and scissors

“Fashion Fun” is learning about all things fashion…clothing, accessories, silhouettes, fabric, color, designers, history, mood boards, and more! Exciting lessons and field trips, including “Reflections of Elegance: Kenneth Paul Block and the Masters of Fashion Illustration” at Alamance Arts, are part of the syllabus. The goal this semester is a fashion show which the Fashion Fun students will put on at Archway on the last day of the semester. The students will be the models AND the commentators. They will plan all elements of the fashion show, from theme and decorations to staging and music.


Exploring Creation with Physical Science + Lab, 2nd Edition, Apologia
(90 minute class)
Ages 12 and up      Larryn Thompson
Supplies: Textbook: Exploring Creation with Physical Science by Dr Jay L Wile, 2nd Edition; Composition Notebook with graph paper
Supply Fee: $25 to cover lab supplies

This course will begin with a detailed discussion of the world around you and what makes it work. It will then take you out into the universe so you can learn the majesty of God's Creation. From the inner-workings of atoms to the grandeur of galaxies, this course will be challenging and interesting. This Physical Science introduction to formal science provides preparation for high school biology, chemistry, and physics. Be prepared to put in hard work during the week to get the most out of this course (homework will be given). Grades will be available for parents to be able to look and see how their child would be performing if in a standard class setting.


Introduction to Videography
Ages 13-16      Elaine Bailey
Supplies: Notebook and pen/pencil
Supply Fee: $5 for DVD

This class will introduce students to film and television development. We will cover some history, terms, scripts, script writing, budgeting, scheduling, storyboarding and more.
Students will work together and as individuals to develop both a commercial and screenplay, film, and edit it. Students must be willing to participate both in front of camera as well as behind. At the end of the semester, students will have more knowledge of the movie industry and should take home a finished DVD of the project they have completed.

*Students will need to bring notebook and pen/pencil. Off-site filming trips are a possibility.