Note: Mature 5th graders may take these classes.  They will still be taught at a middle school level.  Please talk with the teacher before signing up to make sure the class is appropriate for your 5th grader.

5TH - 8TH GRADE CLASSES

Decorated Cake with Donuts
Waterfalls
Happy Teens

National Parks

 Instructor: Mrs. Holmes

 

Class Description:

“There is nothing so American as our National Parks.” Theodore Roosevelt

 

Why are the national parks important to our country? Students will be introduced to the national parks, the historic figures who helped establish them, as well as to the rangers who now maintain them. In addition, our class will explore the geology and wildlife of several of the more famous parks using trivia, games, and experiments. The class will conclude with the students creating their own national park adventure!

 

Syllabus:

Week 1- Introduction to National Parks

Week 2- History of the Parks

Week 3- Explosive Volcano

Week 4- Ecosystems

Week 5- Critter Connections

Week 6- Hey Ranger! 

Week 7- National Park Road Trip Part 1

Week 8- National Park Road Trip Part 2

 

 

 

Cheerful Confections! 

Instructor: Mrs. Collins

 

Class Description:

Join us for sugary sweetness and tasty treats with our Cheerful Confections class! Our class will be completely nut and peanut free. I will do my best to accommodate other dietary restrictions, but please know that may require an extra cost for special ingredients. 

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework, however students will need to take a cake home week 6 I’ve made, put it in the freezer, and bring it back for week 7. I will email a reminder then! 

  • Additional cost for class is $10 per student 

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Tips 

Week 2 – Roses

Week 3 – Fondant

Week 4 – Modeling chocolate 

Week 5 – Royal icing 

Week 6 – Decorate your own cake part one 

Week 7 – Decorate your own cake part two 

Week 8 – Cupcake showcase for LEAP’s end-of-semester program! 

 

Girls' Club

Instructor: Mrs. Huguenin

Class Description:

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an
example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” Those are the words
of the apostle Paul to his son in the faith, Timothy. How can we, as females, practically live out
this verse? How can we take care of our bodies, our minds, and our relationships in order to
glorify God? Come and discuss these topics together, hear from Christian professionals, and
enjoy hands-on fun in this class.

Syllabus:

Week 1: God’s masterpiece: YOU!
Week 2: Skin care
Week 3: Hair care
Week 4: Body image & food
Week 5: Exercise
Week 6: The power of beauty
Week 7: Fashion
Week 8 The source of beauty

 

 

History of Medicine

Instructor: Mrs. Wright

Class Description:

Have you ever wondered how the field of medicine has changed over time? Join us as we discover how the treatment of disease has changed from ancient to modern times! We’ll look at how ancient people first began to understand the human body, to the advancements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Students will pick a specific aspect of medicine to study the history of and report back to the class.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include occasional homework

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Ancient Egypt and Greece
Week 2 –Medieval plagues and medicine
Week 3 –Beginnings of epidemiology, discovery of cells
Week 4 – Students decide on topic to research
Week 5 –Polio and epidemics of the 20th century
Week 6 –Blood transfusions, organ transplants, etc
Week 7 –student reports
Week 8 –student reports, conclusion

 

 

What is Engineering?

Instructor: Mr. and Mrs. Esbrandt

Class Description

Learn about the different types of engineering while building a robot!

Special Notes:

  • Class may include optional homework

Syllabus

Week 1- What is Engineering?
Week 2- Mechanical Engineering + Robot
Week 3- Mechanical Engineering + Robot
Week 4- Electrical Engineering + Robot
Week 5- Electrical Engineering + Robot
Week 6- Software Engineering + Robot
Week 7- Software Engineering + Robot
Week 8- Finish Robot

Animal Rescue

Instructor: Mrs. Smith

Class Description

Have you ever wondered how you can help animals who have been neglected, hurt or abandoned?  Have you wanted to learn more about how to help keep animals safe?  In this class we will discuss the unique needs of animals as their caretakers and how organizations are helping save the lives of animals every day.

Special Notes:

  • Class may include occasional homework

  • Class will include some parental involvement.  Parents should be aware that basic discussion of spaying and neutering will come up occasionally in class.

  • Additional cost for class is $TBD 

 

Syllabus

Week 1 – What is animal rescue?  Define purpose, objectives, and concerns involving animal health and rescue.

Week 2 – Canine health and safety

Week 3 – Canine rescue 

Week 4 – Feline health and safety

Week 5 – Feline rescue 

Week 6 – Equine health and safety

Week 7 – Equine rescue 

Week 8- Other types of animal sanctuaries and human health connections

Drug and Syringe
Technology Class
Dog Walker