CLASSES


2017 Fall Schedule 

Class names are followed by age requirements.  All supply fees are to be paid directly to the teacher on the first day of class.  Please bring all required supplies to class on the first day as well.


9 AM

    
Preschool Playtime (ages 2-4)   Harris
*All students must be potty trained*
Preschool Playtime will be filled with songs, stories, dancing, free-time and crafts!  We will enjoy each other's friendship while we read, sing and practice sharing as we play together.  Gear your little ones up for 50 minutes of fun and learning!
 

Reading Readiness (ages advanced 4-6)   Gosnell  FULL
*Students should possess letter and sound recognition*
Reading Readiness will help your child understand the stepping stones to reading with basic phonics!  We will learn vowels, consonants, blends, sight words and many other exciting skills.  Your child will be given homework to complete under your supervision so they can grasp the reading concepts presented in class.

Supply Fee: $5 for project and craft supplies
Required Supplies: Scissors, glue stick, crayons and colored pencils

 

Little Passports (ages 4-7)  Sapp  FULL
*Ability to read and write is not required*
Grab your passport and boarding pass and come with us as we explore 11 countries around the world.  We will learn about each country's flag, language, weather, history and culture through music, hands-on activities and crafts.  We will conclude the semester learning about our own country.  

Supply Fee: $3 for art supplies
Required Supplies: Crayons and pencils



Around the World Geography (ages 7-9)  Simmons
Around the World Geography will focus on the countries and cultures of Asia.  Students will be introduced to basic concepts of mapping and geography with a focus on the continent of Asia, including an introduction to historical figures, holidays, customs, celebrations, and animals specific to the highlighted countries.  

Supply Fee: $10 for games and craft supplies
Required Supplies: Scissors, glue sticks, markers and crayons




Come Sew With Me (ages 8-10)  DeSombre  FULL
*No sewing experience required*
Learn basic sewing skills by creating a number of different projects.  Students will learn the use of a sewing machine and iron.  Safety will be stressed. 

Supply Fee: $25 for all materials for projects




Drama Club (ages 8-15)  Kindall   FULL
If you haven't joined us before, now is the chance to get creative and have fun with Drama Club!  Our class will use charades, storytelling, roll-playing, and improvisation games to strengthen confidence, explore character development, improve memorization and recitation skills, and promote imagination and expression.  Students will get the chance to showcase their dramatic flare in a special performance at the end of the semester! 


 
Fashion Fun (ages 11-15)  Moser
What does a Grecian neckline, raglan sleeve, or trumpt skirt look like?  Did you know the first woman to found a company that landed on the Fortune 500 list was a fashion designer?  What is a fashion capital?  
In Fashion Fun, we will touch on an array of topics and activities related to fashion:
  * Fashion Design
  * History of Fashion
  * Fashion Designers
  * Fashion Eras
  * Fabric Science
Students will keep a sketch book and have other creative projects throughtout the semester, including a mood board.  We may even take a field trip!

Supply Fee: $10 for fabric, adhesive, paint, brushes, foam core boards, and vellum
Required Supplies: Old magazines, colored pencils, #2 pencil, good eraser, sketch book and scissors


 
Math Made Fun... Advanced (ages 11-15)  Stubblefield  FULL
If you are looking for a fun way to inspire the mathematical genius within, this may be the perfect class for you.  Through games and hands-on activities, we will explore Algebra and Geometry concepts, tackle those pesky Fraction calculations and learn to breakdown and solve complex Word Problems.  Weekly "optional" homework will be sent home.  All the fun and fabulous hard work will be rewarded as students use the "money" they earn from the mathematical mayhem to bid on items at the (now famous) Marked Up A Lot Shop and Auction on our final Friday. 

Required Supplies:  3-4 items for the shop/auction due on Friday, Nov 10th




Yoga for "Teens"  (ages 11-15, Girls only)  Zak
Girl's Yoga is intended for a mature audience.  Teenage years are a crucial time in a girl's life.  Changes in the body, the need to fit in, beginning to really think for ourselves and perhaps even question and test the world we live in.  This yoga is similar to the Mom's Yoga in that it offers a physical practice but very different in the approach to meditation as it is tailored towards the needs and demands of "teens".  This class is a place for young women to grow spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically- a place of comfort and challenge.  Students will learn new techniques to help handle issues they may face.  This class is meant to help students explore self-expression, allow yoga to become a healthy outlet, and gain confidence.

Required Supplies:  A yoga mat and a notebook for journaling 

   
​​ 10 AM
 
Music for Tots (ages 2-4)  Benitez  
*All students must be potty trained*
Music for Tots is a class designed to teach children basic rhythms and notes.  We will play rhythm instuments, clap, march around, and dance to fun upbeat kids songs as well as learn the notes and their names.

 

Missionary Stories (ages 3-6)  Chapman
*All students must be potty trained*
Missionary Stories is a fun-filled class meant to broaden young children's minds about missions and missionaries at home and abroad.  We will learn 2 missionary stories and participate in activities pertaining to our lessons each week.  A few missionaries may even come to speak to our class.  This class is designed to teach children the need to be proactive in their faith.

Supply Fee: $10 for binders and craft supplies

 

Little Thinkers (ages 5-8)  Chavis  FULL
Every child is a natural little thinker.  We see and interact with their out-loud thoughts and questions as parents and teachers everyday.  AND let's admit it, it can be fun, entertaining, and educational.  In Little Thinkers, we will explore some BIG IDEAS in science with hands-on experiments and answer questions like, who are scientists, what do scientists do, and can I be a scientist too?  The main goal in Little Thinkers is to help children think about everyday activities in the context of the scientific method.  We will be using terms young students understand and communicate.  Science is everywhere!  Your students will feel more confident in asking questions, making observations, and reporting their new ideas.  We will likely have one or two guest speakers during our 12 weeks together.  There will also be weekly classwork and homework to help reinforce our BIG IDEAS.  Your student will feel more confident as they learn to answer questions about science with more accuracy.
 
Supply Fee: $10 for experimental materials and prize items
Required Supplies: Throughout the semester, I will ask parents to help their student find library books about the BIG IDEAS for class or send in special items like a science tool, a piece of fruit...




Machines and Motion: God's Design for the Physical World (ages advanced 7-11) Thompson   FULL
Machines and Motion is a curriculum designed by Answers in Genesis with a Biblical worldview.  This is a study of physical science, and we will discuss the Physical Laws that govern our universe.  Each class will have at least one experiment associated with the material we will cover.  We will also be studying the amazing people that made important discoveries in the field of physics.  Researching these people will be weekly homework.  Extra activites may be sent home and used by parents to further student's understanding of class material.  Field trip ideas will be sent home as well.  A group field trip to a local manufacturing facility or the Planetarium in Chapel Hill may be planned during the semester (may not be on a Friday).  If a field trip is planned, ample notice will be supplied.  

Supply Fee: $3 for experiment supplies
Required Supplies: Dedicated notebook, folder, and pencils




Introduction to Chemistry (ages 9-14)  Jeffords
In this class that alternates between book work and hands-on molecular modeling, students will learn the basics of chemisty such as atomic structure, electron configurations, and how to make sense of the information on the periodic table.  Students will learn about and build various molecules to get an idea of how detailed and specific everything is at an atomic level.

Supply Fee: $7 for workbook and project supplies
Required Supplies: Colored pencils




Let's Get Cooking! (ages 9-15)  Moser   FULL
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 of the semester's lessons and recipes.

Supply Fee: $12 for ingredients
Required Supplies: An apron and colored pencils or crayons




Come Sew With Me Again (ages 10-12)  DeSombre  FULL
*No previous sewing experience required*
Students will learn basic sewing skills by creating a number of projects.  They will be taught how to use a sewing machine and an iron.  Safety will be stressed.

Supply Fee: $25 for all materials for projects




Art Appreciation (ages 10-15)  Kindall
Students will learn how to look at, interpret, and appreciate art in this hands-on art history class.  We will explore major movements in Western art from Gothic through the Renaissance, Impressionism to Abstract and more.  Each lesson will showcase 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.  As an extra treat, we will have an outside-of-class field trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art. 

Supply Fee: $7 for art supplies and student folio
Required Supplies:  Pencil, colored pencils, scissors (optional: markers)





Greek Mythology  (ages 11-14)  Simmons
Myths are traditional stories that have been passed along for centuries and which tell of important events, heroes and heroines, and triumphs and challenges of everyday people.  They were often a way for ancient civilizations to explain higher concepts which they did not otherwise understand.  In this class, we will explore the stories and characters of these age old myths, learn how they appear in modern culture, and examine how they explained and fit into the ancient Greeks' understanding of the world around them.  Note: There will be discussions on Greek polytheism, including Gods and Goddesses.  Students will prepare a poster presentation on the last day of class.  

Supply Fee: $5 
Required Supplies: Spiral notebook, pencil/pen, materials for poster presentation (Optional but recommended books: Usborne Illustrated Guide to Greek Mythology and D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths)


 
Exploring Creation with General Science (ages 11-15)  Eanes  FULL
Students will learn just how vital science is to our daily lives through class notes, discussion, readings, games and experiments.  This class will emphasize the importance of the scientific method in history and today.  We will use A pologia's Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Edition.

Supply Fee: $10 for experiment supplies (safety goggles provided)
Required Supplies: Optional: Apologia's Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd Edition




Mom's Yoga  Zak
Mom's Yoga is designed for busy mothers looking for an hour out of their day to truly focus and work on themselves. In this yoga, we begin with mediation and breathing followed by a power flow class and we will end in Savasana. It's an opportunity to step away from it all and re-center ourselves so that we may become stronger in our faith and walk with Christ, develop strong bodies and strong minds, and find a place to nurture our inner most being. Be prepared to sweat and be challenged but also know that modifications and variations are always offered to best suit each student.


Required Supplies: Yoga mat: Available at Five Below (I provide some as well but I reserve those for extra cushion as needed)    
   

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Math Readiness (ages advanced 4-6)  Gosnell   FULL
*Students should be able to recognize and count from 1-100*
Math Readiness is a class that will help students understand basic math concepts.  We will learn to count by 2s, 5s and 10s, add and subtract by counting groups of items, dive into measuring using rulers, and expand on other important math concepts.  There will be homework to help students better grasp what we learn in class.

S upply Fee: $5 for project supplies
Required Supplies: Scissors, glue sticks, crayons and colored pencils



Kids in the Kitchen (ages 5-8)  Moser   FULL
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 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 useful recipe book to take home.

Supply Fee: $12 for ingredients
Required Supplies: An apron and colored pencils or crayons


 
Good To Know Geography (ages 7-10)  Chavis
When it's time to go, it's good to know where.  In 12 weeks, we will learn that geography doesn't have to be "tricky".  Students will learn from the new book Trick Geography.  This creative approach engages students in learning and remembering the 50 states as well as their capitals, regions, and various landmarks.  Students will use their books while becoming familiar with reading maps and a globe.  We will also be using state and map manipulatives like puzzles.  We will have weekly vocabulary words, class/homework assignments, and some evaluations.  Occasionally, I will ask students to visit the library to do research and find a book to share with the class.  The goal of the class is for students to be able to identify all 50 states and their capitals on a map by the last day of class and for years to come.  This is still an important skill even with the use of technology.  Your students will enjoy learning about where we live in our great United States of America because it's Good To Know Geography!

Supply Fee: $5 for project materials
Required Supplies: Colored pencils, loose leaf paper, a red or blue pocket folder, and the book Trick Geography: USA ($14.95 on www.trickgeography.com)



Educational Games Galore (ages 8-12)  Stubblefield   FULL
Games Galore will give students an entertaining way to learn new concepts, review subjects they might have forgotten and make loads of new friends in the process.  Each week, students will divide into teams and play games centered around general educational topics such as history, geography, science, grammar, math, spelling, reading, and life skills. There will be a mini lesson at the beginning of each class to introduce the subject and explain the games. Students will be asked to use the games to create journal entries, draw maps or solve problems at the end of class or for homework.  A journal containing a rewards chart will be provided on the first day of class.  The rewards students earn throughout the semester for playing games and completing journal entries will be used to bid on items at the Games Galore Auction on the last day of class.

Required Supplies: 3-4 items for the Games Galore Auction due Friday, November 10th


 
Beginning American Sign Language (ages 10-15) Kindall  
This introductory class will teach students the basics of ASL communication and get them signing in no time.  Lessons will start with the alphabet and move on to colors, simple vocabulary, and basic grammar.  We will also learn to convey meaning through the use of facial expressions, body language, and classifiers.

 
Come Sew With Me Next Level (ages 11-15)  DeSombre (Meets 11am-12:30pm)  FULL
*This is a 90 minute class for students with sewing experience*
Students will have more time so they will learn about the sewing machine, how it works, and how to prepare the machine to sew.  They will learn to begin a project by reading a pattern and understand how to sew on their own.  Fun projects will encourage creativity and talent.

Supply Fee: $25 for all materials for projects



Spanish 1 (ages 11-15)  Chapman (Meets 11am-12:30pm)
*This is a 90 minute class*
Spanish 1 is the first semester of one year of Spanish 1.  The purpose of this class is to prepare students for a high school Spanish class.  There will be vocabulary quizzes and homework.  (I will be available for any student who might need help through the week.)  This is a serious class for students who desire to speak Spanish.

Required Supplies:  A 3 ring binder, notebook paper, pencils, colored pencils and the book Spanish 1: Prentice Hall Realidades Spanish Level A, 2008 (optional)


 
Machines and Motion: God's Design for the Physical World (ages 12-15)  Thompson (Meets 11am-12:30pm)
*This is a 90 minute class*
Machines and Motion is a curriculum designed by Answers in Genesis with a Biblical worldview.  This is a study of physical science, and we will discuss the Physical Laws that govern our universe.  Each class will have at least one experiment associated with the material we will cover.  We will also be studying the amazing people that made important discoveries in the field of physics.  Researching these people will be weekly homework.  Extra activites may be sent home and used by parents to further student's understanding of class material.  Field trip ideas will be sent home as well.  A group field trip to a local manufacturing facility or the Planetarium in Chapel Hill may be planned during the semester (may not be on a Friday).  If a field trip is planned, ample notice will be supplied.
 
Supply Fee: $3 for experiment supplies
Required Supplies: Dedicated notebook, folder and pencils



 
All About Book Production (ages 12-15)  Jeffords (Meets 11am-12:30pm)
*This is a 90 minute class*
In this class , each student will work on producing a book, which will then be professionally printed and bound for them to take home at the end of the semester.  We will go over every step from start to finish: writing, editing, formatting, and cover design.  Students will need to bring a laptop or a tablet with a keyboard to use in class each week.  Some of the writing portion of their books might need to be completed outside of class as homework.

Supply Fee: $10 which covers two professionally printed and bound copies of their book
Required Supplies: Laptop or tablet with a keyboard (bring to class every Friday)