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
Instructor: Mrs. Holmes
“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!
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
Instructor: Mrs. Collins
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.
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
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!
Instructor: Mrs. Huguenin
“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.
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
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.
Class will include occasional homework
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
Learn about the different types of engineering while building a robot!
Class may include optional homework
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
Instructor: Mrs. Smith
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.
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
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