ARCHIVED CLASSES

Fall 2018 CLASSES

Grades 5th and Up

1A  World Studies

1B  Edible Art

2A  You Talkin’ to Me?

2B  Break Out! 

3A  Dissection 101

3B  Making Photographs

Grades 3rd-4th

1A  A Series Fortunate Paper Art Projects

1B  Exploring Japan

2A  Great Artists

2B  Flat Stanley

3A  Sewing Fun for Beginners

3B  Hands-on Science

 

Grades 1st-2nd

1A Exploring Ancient Greece

1B It's Scientific!

2A Fine Line Creative Class

2B Hands-On Science

3A Nature Crafts

3B Chesapeake Bay Birds

KINDERGARTEN​

1  Crafty Continents

2  Amazing Australian Animals

3  Free play

PRE K​​

1  Circle Time

2  Free Play

3  Colors, Shapes, Patterns

 

5th - 8th Grade

World Studies

Instructor: Mrs. Booth

Class Description:

We live in a world that is ever more global from economics to leisure travel to multimedia tools.  We are connected to life around the world.  This class will allow us to look into world history over time.  We’ll evaluate how people’s and cultures around the globe have impacted each other. World History is a VAST area of study both in time and physical space covered – we cannot cover everything! So this semester we are going to focus on two particular areas – How World History is studied and the effects of cultures on each other.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include optional homework – videos and short primary source readings

  • Class will include some parental involvement

  • Class will include some optional family field trips

Syllabus:

Week 1 – How and Why people study World History (discuss “tools” of the trade like primary sources, maps, timelines, cross cultural comparison etc.)

Week 2 – History vs Memory (discuss the difference and how our understanding of history over time is impacted by how events are seen and recorded by historians)

Week 3 – Origins of modern political systems (roll of ancient civilizations)

Week 4 – How trade routes via land and sea effected the dissemination of ideas and histories (silk road etc)

Week 5 – The role of “Ideas” (evaluate how ideas can be interpreted differently in different cultural context with different results – bringing unity or division) and how family structures in different societies tell us about our global past.

Week 6 – The rise of the West – Colonialism, Industrialism, Imperialism and Capitalism. (effects on politics, culture, family, and the environment)

Week 7 – Globilization and Economics (how our modern “money” came to be,  tracing the value of bartar to gold/silver etc)

Week 8 – Global perspectives for culture and identity

 

Edible Art

Instructor: Mrs. Collins

Class Description:

Express your creative side with sugar!

Special Notes:

  • This class has a fee of $8 per student to help cover additional costs. 

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  • Please inform Laurel Collins if your student has food restrictions so she can plan accordingly. LaurelENCollins@yahoo.com

Syllabus:

Week 1 - Chocolate

Week 2 - Gelatin

Week 3 - Fondant

Week 4 - Fondant

Week 5 - Royal icing

Week 6 - Buttercream

Week 7 - Royal icing

Week 8 - Final showcase! Decorated cupcakes for end-of-semester program!

 

 

 

 

You Talkin’ to Me?

Instructor: Mr. Rivera

Class Description:   

Are you looking to gain the upper hand in those daily arguments with your siblings and friends (but not your parents, of course)? Well, here’s your chance to learn and practice the fine art of debate in a fun and interesting way.  You will learn how to compose a solid argument, and how to push back against a weak one.  We will have at least two (2) live debates for you to practice what you’ve learned, show off your skills, and to give notice to the world not to mess with you!

 

Special Notes:

  • Class will include occasional homework

  • Class will include some parental involvement

Syllabus: 

Week 1 –  Intro to Debate

Week 2 – Content of an Argument

Week 3 – Active Listening and Refutation

Week 4 – Format of Debate & Topic Brainstorm

Week 5 – Preparation for First Live Debate

Week 6 – First Live Debate

Week 7 – Post-debate Analysis & Preparation for Final Live Debate

Week 8 – Final Live Debate

 

 

Break Out!

Instructor: Mrs. Uehling

Class Description:

Join the adventure by cracking codes, solving puzzles, and following clues to “break out”.  But time is limited - can your team escape in time?  Not only will you get a chance to work together to solve a break out, you will get to create your own break out for others to solve!  Your next party could be the hit of the year!

Special Notes:

  • Class will include some homework to flesh out ideas and make puzzles.

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Solve a break out!  Select groups.  Pick a theme for your break out.

Week 2 – Solve a break out!  Sketch out a story line.

Week 3 – Convert your story to a flow chart.  Brainstorm types of puzzles.

Week 4 – Solve a break out!  Choose a puzzle for each challenge in your story map.

Week 5 – Make a MPG.  Refine your break out as needed.  Create your puzzles.

Week 6 – Put the finishing touches on your break out.

Week 7 –  Solve YOUR Break Outs! (Or finish creating them.)

Week 8 –  Solve YOUR Break Outs!

 

Dissection 101

Instructor: Mrs. Lokos

Class Description: 

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your brain looks like? It’s not gross; it’s amazing!!! This class will introduce students to dissection labs and hopefully pique some interest in the biological sciences and how our bodies work. We’ll learn about some of the bodily systems as they pertain to what we are dissecting, but the class will be structured around the labs, starting from the simplest and working toward the increasingly complex.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

  • Additional cost for class is $5

  

Syllabus:

Week 1 –Earthworm (Intro to dissection, digestive system)

Week 2 –Lamprey (digestive system and food chain)

Week 3 –Chicken wing (Musculoskeletal system)

Week 4 –Cow eye (ocular system)

Week 5 –Sheep pluck (cardiovascular system)

Week 6 –Sheep pluck continued

Week 7 –Cow or sheep brain (nervous system)

Week 8 –Cow or sheep brain continued

 

Making Photographs

Instructor: Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Estrada

Class Description: 

Famous photographer Ansel Adams said, “You don’t take a photograph.  You make it.”  Even the most expensive camera doesn’t know how to take photographs; we have to tell them what we want them to do!  Great photography involves a lot more than pointing your camera and clicking.  Join us as we learn how to “make” beautiful photographs that capture the story God has given us as we photograph what we love.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include weekly homework taking photos

  • Class will include some parental involvement

  • Students will need to have a camera with manual settings in class every week

Syllabus:

Week 1 – History of photography, how lenses work

Week 2 – Basic camera operation, finding controls, intro to light

Week 3 – Understanding exposure, action

Week 4 – Composition (rule of thirds)

Week 5 – Understanding exposure, depth of field, landscapes

Week 6 – Composition and exposure, depth of field, portraits

Week 7 – Black and white photography

Week 8 – Intro to using flash, photo booth set up

3rd - 4th Grade

A Series of Fortunate Paper Art Projects

Instructor: Mrs. Westcott

 

Class Description:

There is more to art than drawing and painting!  Express your creativity in ways you may never have before, by cutting, folding, gluing, stamping, and designing paper.  With simple tools such as scissors, glue, and ink, you can learn to make fabulous art using paper!

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

 

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Mosaics

Week 2 – Origami & Kirigami

Week 3 – Papier Mache

Week 4 – Stamping and Stencils

Week 5 – Designer Paper

Week 6 – Hand-made Paper

Week 7 – Natural Inks

Week 8 – Paper Masks

 

Exploring Japan

Instructor: Mrs. Leahy

Class Description:

In this class, we will explore the geography and rich culture of this amazing and ancient country. We will complete social studies, history, art, and music projects during the semester, with various book reading and hands-on activities.

Special Notes:

Class will include no homework

Syllabus:

Week 1 – All about Japan

Week 2 – History (feudal system, samurai)

Week 3 – Language

Week 4 – Today’s culture

Week 5 – Children's Day celebration and traditional music

Week 6 – Art (theater, garden, origami)

Week 7 – Agriculture (rice, fish)

Week 8 – Art (Wood block printing)

 

 

Great Artists

Instructor: Mrs. Hoffman

Class Description :

We will study a different each week and create artwork inspired by the artist.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Modigliani portrait

Week 2 – Kandinsky's leaves

Week 3 – Van Gogh's sunflowers

Week 4 – Monet's waterlilies

Week 5 – Matisse collage

Week 6 – Rousseau's jungles

Week 7 – Picasso's blue period

Week 8 – Paul Klee's line drawings

Flat Stanley

Instructor: Mrs. Huguenin

Class Description:

Join us as we have many adventures like Stanley, the fictional boy who, after a freak accident, became FLAT! We will send our flat selves to friends/family in other states. Not only will we study the book, but we will study U.S. geography, starting with our own state, as well as learn to address envelopes, write short letters, and talk about our travels in front of the class. Might as well toss in a little bit of art, too!

Special Notes:

  • Students will need to come to the first three weeks of class with a copy of the book Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure by Jeff Brown. Your local library should have it. There will be some parental involvement for this class.

Syllabus:

Week 1: Introduction to Stanley & the creation of our flat selves!

Week 2: Letter writing

Week 3: Flat Stanley literature circle

Week 4: Maryland, my state!

Week 5: Travel talks #1, plus suitcase art

Week 6: Travel talks #2, plus suitcase art

Week 7: Travel talks #3, plus suitcase art

Week 8: Class book talk and travel presentations

 

 

Sewing Fun for Beginners!

Instructor: Mrs. Wikner

 

Class description: 

We will learn the basics of hand sewing… threading a needle, knotting thread, embroidery stitch and whip stitch. Class will include 3 projects to take home.

Special Note:

  • Class will include no homework

  • Class will include some parental involvement 

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Learn the very basics: make a tic tac toe board out of felt and buttons.

Week 2 – Cut fabric for Lavender Sachets, learn more basic straight stitching and prepare to sew on Week 3.

Week 3 – Assemble Lavender sachets.

Week 4 – Draw a basic picture on muslin and prepare to embroider (example: a heart, outlined rainbow, butterfly etc.).

Week 5 – Embroider your hand drawn picture.

Week 6 – Think of a gift to give using the basic stitching we have learned

Week 7 – Continue work on gift.

Week 8 – Final preparations for gift.


Hands-on Science

Instructor: Mrs. Vaughan

 

Class Description:

To practice the scientific method and to cultivate the love for science through hands-on experiments or class discussion on several topics in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

 

Special Notes:

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  • Class will include no homework

  • Order of experiments may change depending on material availability

  • Please communicate any allergy or general concerns after reading through the syllabus

 

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Experiment with Yeast (Chemistry)

Week 2 – ‘Color Chromatography’, a cool separation technique (Chemistry/ Physics)

Week 3 – Owl Pellets (Biology)

Week 4 – Dissecting Crayfish (Biology)

Week 5 - Grossology: ‘Which Sea Creature Am I?’- Learning about different sea creatures (Biology)

Week 6 – Dissecting Squid (Biology)

Week 7 – Muscles, muscles, muscles, let’s make an arm (Biology)

Week 8 – Air Resistance Race: Aerodynamics (Physics)

1st and 2nd Grade

A Series of Fortunate Paper Art Projects

Instructor: Mrs. Westcott

 

Class Description:

There is more to art than drawing and painting!  Express your creativity in ways you may never have before, by cutting, folding, gluing, stamping, and designing paper.  With simple tools such as scissors, glue, and ink, you can learn to make fabulous art using paper!

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

 

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Mosaics

Week 2 – Origami & Kirigami

Week 3 – Papier Mache

Week 4 – Stamping and Stencils

Week 5 – Designer Paper

Week 6 – Hand-made Paper

Week 7 – Natural Inks

Week 8 – Paper Masks

 

Exploring Japan

Instructor: Mrs. Leahy

Class Description:

In this class, we will explore the geography and rich culture of this amazing and ancient country. We will complete social studies, history, art, and music projects during the semester, with various book reading and hands-on activities.

Special Notes:

Class will include no homework

Syllabus:

Week 1 – All about Japan

Week 2 – History (feudal system, samurai)

Week 3 – Language

Week 4 – Today’s culture

Week 5 – Children's Day celebration and traditional music

Week 6 – Art (theater, garden, origami)

Week 7 – Agriculture (rice, fish)

Week 8 – Art (Wood block printing)

 

 

Great Artists

Instructor: Mrs. Hoffman

Class Description :

We will study a different each week and create artwork inspired by the artist.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Modigliani portrait

Week 2 – Kandinsky's leaves

Week 3 – Van Gogh's sunflowers

Week 4 – Monet's waterlilies

Week 5 – Matisse collage

Week 6 – Rousseau's jungles

Week 7 – Picasso's blue period

Week 8 – Paul Klee's line drawings

Flat Stanley

Instructor: Mrs. Huguenin

Class Description:

Join us as we have many adventures like Stanley, the fictional boy who, after a freak accident, became FLAT! We will send our flat selves to friends/family in other states. Not only will we study the book, but we will study U.S. geography, starting with our own state, as well as learn to address envelopes, write short letters, and talk about our travels in front of the class. Might as well toss in a little bit of art, too!

Special Notes:

  • Students will need to come to the first three weeks of class with a copy of the book Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure by Jeff Brown. Your local library should have it. There will be some parental involvement for this class.

Syllabus:

Week 1: Introduction to Stanley & the creation of our flat selves!

Week 2: Letter writing

Week 3: Flat Stanley literature circle

Week 4: Maryland, my state!

Week 5: Travel talks #1, plus suitcase art

Week 6: Travel talks #2, plus suitcase art

Week 7: Travel talks #3, plus suitcase art

Week 8: Class book talk and travel presentations

 

 

Sewing Fun for Beginners!

Instructor: Mrs. Wikner

 

Class description: 

We will learn the basics of hand sewing… threading a needle, knotting thread, embroidery stitch and whip stitch. Class will include 3 projects to take home.

Special Note:

  • Class will include no homework

  • Class will include some parental involvement 

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Learn the very basics: make a tic tac toe board out of felt and buttons.

Week 2 – Cut fabric for Lavender Sachets, learn more basic straight stitching and prepare to sew on Week 3.

Week 3 – Assemble Lavender sachets.

Week 4 – Draw a basic picture on muslin and prepare to embroider (example: a heart, outlined rainbow, butterfly etc.).

Week 5 – Embroider your hand drawn picture.

Week 6 – Think of a gift to give using the basic stitching we have learned

Week 7 – Continue work on gift.

Week 8 – Final preparations for gift.


Hands-on Science

Instructor: Mrs. Vaughan

 

Class Description:

To practice the scientific method and to cultivate the love for science through hands-on experiments or class discussion on several topics in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

 

Special Notes:

·

  • Class will include no homework

  • Order of experiments may change depending on material availability

  • Please communicate any allergy or general concerns after reading through the syllabus

 

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Experiment with Yeast (Chemistry)

Week 2 – ‘Color Chromatography’, a cool separation technique (Chemistry/ Physics)

Week 3 – Owl Pellets (Biology)

Week 4 – Dissecting Crayfish (Biology)

Week 5 - Grossology: ‘Which Sea Creature Am I?’- Learning about different sea creatures (Biology)

Week 6 – Dissecting Squid (Biology)

Week 7 – Muscles, muscles, muscles, let’s make an arm (Biology)

Week 8 – Air Resistance Race: Aerodynamics (Physics)

Kindergarten

Crafty Continents

Instructor: Mrs. McGraw

 

Class Description:

Each week the children take part in fun activities while learning about a different continents and creating a craft of that continent or something from that continent as an awesome craft to take home.

 

Special Notes:

   •     Class will include no homework

 

Syllabus:

Week 1: Africa

Week 2: Antarctica

Week 3: Asia

Week 4: Australia

Week 5: Europe

Week 6: South America

Week 7: North America

Week 8: The children will work on a special project while reviewing all the continents!

 

 

 

Amazing Australian Animals

Instructor: Mrs. Carr

Class Description:

Let’s explore Australia through some of its unique creatures. We’ll learn and read about some of these special animals- where and how they live and their similarities and differences. We’ll have activities, movement and music, and lots of fun learning about God’s amazing creation “down under.”

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Kangaroos and wallabies

Week 2 – Koalas

Week 3 – Platypus and Echidna

Week 4 – Other small mammals: Wombats, Bilby, and Sugar gliders

Week 5 –Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Week 6 – Amazing Birds

Week 7 –Reptiles

Week 8 – Wrap-up and review

Free Play

Class Description:

Students will enjoy a time of free play and snack.

Pre-K

Circle Time

Instructor: Mrs. Speicher

 

Class Description: 

Each week we will have fun coming together as a class to learn about the calendar, weather, days of the week, months of the year, and much more.  Most of our time will be spent singing and moving.  We will also have show-and-tell time and end our class with a story!  Students will need to bring items from home for show-and-tell.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus:

 

Week 1 – All About Me. 

Week 2 – Bring your favorite stuffed animal to class.

Week 3 – Wear your favorite color to class.

Week 4 – Show us something you found in nature.

Week 5 – Bring a picture of a pet or animal you like.

Week 6 –Draw or bring a picture of your family. 

Week 7 –Let’s look at books together.

Week 8 –Surprise us with something you want to show everyone.

 

Free Play

Class Description:

Students will enjoy a time of free play and a snack.

 

Colors, Shapes, and Patterns

Instructor: Mrs. Brinson

Class description:

Each week we will read a book about colors and/or shapes. Each week will feature a color and a shape. The students will be given opportunities to learn using worksheets, manipulatives and crafts. The students will learn and explore real life objects in various colors and shapes.

 

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

 

 

Syllabus:

 

Week 1 – Color: Red (strawberry, apple, lady bug, stop sign); Shape: Circle (ball, sun, wheels, flower centers)

Week 2 – Color: Orange (pumpkin, carrot, orange); Shape: Square (window, boxes)

Week 3 – Color: Yellow (sun, bus, banana); Shape: Rectangle (gift, boxes, doors)

Week 4 – Color: Green (leaf, frog, caterpillar); Shape: Triangle (tent, noses, roof, flag)

Week 5 – Color: Blue (bird, blueberry, ribbon); Shape: Diamond (kite, street signs)

Week 6 – Color: Purple (eggplant, grapes, violet); Shape: Oval (balloons, pond)

Week 7 – Color: Black (wheel, hat, bird); Shape: Star (use stars on a crown or night scene)

Week 8 – Color: Brown (bear, walnut, log); Shape: Octagon (stop sign)

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