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Fall 2016 CLASSES

Grades 6th and Up

1A Explode!                                                              

1B Tangled Doodles Art!

2A Beginning Programming (Open to 5th graders)         

2B Whose Line is it Anyway?

3A Mini-Mysteries and Logic (open to 5th graders)

 

Grades 3rd-5th

1A Presidential Election Madness 2016!!!!                                  

1B 3D Art

2A Beams, Bridges, and Building: An Engineering Adventure      

2B Symbols of Freedom

3A A Poet and Didn't Know It!                                                  

3B My Life in Spanish

 

Grades 1st-2nd

1A Seven Continents                                                  

1B Sign Language

2A Your Next Adventure is Just a Page Away!              

2B Fun with Fitness

3A Symbols of Freedom                                              

3B Nature Crafts

 

Kindergarten: Amazing Autumn, Wonderful Weather, Free Play

Pre-Kindergarten: Colors, Shapes, and Patterns, Free Play, Fun with the Alphabet.
 

Grades 6th and Up

Explode!

Instructor: Mrs. Lokos

Class Description

We’ll learn some basic chemistry and physics, then experiment to make things explode, of course. Safe, fun, exciting…oh yeah, a bit educational, too.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

  • Additional cost for class is $3.00

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Chemistry Intro

  • Week 2: Newton’s Third Law

  • Week 3: Acids and Bases

  • Week 4: Physical v. Chemical Change

  • Week 5: Endothermic v. Exothermic Reactions

  • Week 6: Imploding (just to be different)

  • Week 7: All about Pressure

  • Week 8: Mystery Week (you’ll have to join the class to find out)

 

 

Tangled Doodles Art

Instructor: Mrs. Richmond

Class Description

Do you like to be creative? Do you like to be precise? Both of these skills are used in this art class! We’ll be creating some unique art using patterns that create illusions and depth, along with some craziness. You won’t want to miss out on it!

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: What is “Zentangle”, Drawing Structured Patterns, 4 new designs

  • Week 2: “Roots and Mssssst’s”, 4 new designs

  • Week 3: “Strings”, 4 new designs

  • Week 4: “Our gifts for others” 3 projects, 4 new designs

  • Week 5: Project #1, 4 new designs

  • Week 6: Project #2, 4 new designs

  • Week 7: Project #3, 4 new designs

  • Week 8: Finish projects, 4 new designs

 

 

Beginning Programming with JavaScript (Open to 5th- 8th Graders)

Instructor: Mrs. Uehling

Class Description

We will be learning how to program using JavaScript, a language used by many web browsers to create interactive applications and games. We will also learn some basic HTML for formatting our output. This will be a fast-paced class so that we can learn enough to create an interactive hangman game. No prior programming experience is needed, but basic familiarity with computers is required. Ability to type is a plus. Students must bring a laptop (with Chrome installed) to class with them each week. Feel free to contact the teacher if you have any questions about this class.

Special Notes:

  • Each student will need to bring to class a laptop computer with the Google Chrome internet browser installed. You will also need a text editor (not Word).

  • Students should be comfortable using their computer, starting Chrome, and typing.

  • Class will include some homework, mostly to practice and extend what was learned in class.

  • There will be a simple activity to complete before the first class to make sure your computer is set up properly.

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Introduction; Basic data types: numbers, strings, Booleans

  • Week 2: Finish Basic data types; Start Arrays

  • Week 3: Continue Arrays

  • Week 4: Objects

  • Week 5: Basic HTML – the language used to create web pages

  • Week 6: Control structures – “if” statements and “for” loops

  • Week 7: Create a simple Hangman word-guessing game

  • Week 8: Finish & Demonstrate Hangman game

 

Whose Line is it Anyway?

Instructor: Mrs. Drury

Class Description

Learn all about improvisational theater through improv games and LOTS of fun!

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Introduction and improv games

  • Week 2: Improv games

  • Week 3: Improv games

  • Week 4: Improv games

  • Week 5: Improv games

  • Week 6: Improv games

  • Week 7: Improv games and prepare for presentation

  • Week 8: Prepare for presentation and Improv Theater Presentation at End of Semester Program

 

 

Mini-Mysteries and Logic (Open to 5th- 8th Graders)

Instructor: Mrs. Baile

Class Description

We will challenge our minds as we study good listening and reasoning skills using the book, The Fallacy Detective. We will study several of the skills at the beginning of the class. For the majority of the class, we will work as a group to find the errors in that reasoning and to solve mysteries. We will also be debating opposing viewpoints throughout the 8 weeks.

Special Notes:

  • Purchasing the book is optional

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Listening skills, Opposing Viewpoints, and Red Herring

  • Week 2: Ad hominem, Genetic Fallacy, and Tu quoque

  • Week 3: Appeal to People and Authority, Strawman, and Aroup Goupta

  • Week 4: Assumptions, Circular reasoning, Equivocation and Loaded Questions

  • Week 5: Part-to whole, whole-to part, Either-or, and Generalization

  • Week 6: Analogy, Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc, and Lack of Evidence

  • Week 7: Propaganda, Appeal to Fear and Pity, and Bandwagon

  • Week 8: Repetition, Exigency, and Transfer

 

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Grades 3rd-5th

Presidential Election Madness 2016!!!!

Instructor: Mr. Rivera

Class Description

A basic, interesting, and fun introduction to Presidential Elections, focusing on this year’s amazing, unprecedented, and contentious race for the White House. It seems that commentators call each and every presidential election “the most important in our country’s history”, however in 2016 they may be right! We will explore topics such as the history of voting rights, political parties, presidential campaigns, debates, campaign advertising, 2016 candidates , Electoral College, and the infamous 2000 Election (Bush v. Gore). Information will be presented on a basic level, while providing sources for deeper study to those students interested in more.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include occasional homework: (Watching presidential debate(s) and/or other pertinent media at home with family.)

  • Class will include some parental involvement: (Watching a presidential debate(s) at home with family; discussion of elections issues with family).

Syllabus

  • Week 1: What are elections?

  • Week 2: For what or whom do we vote?

  • Week 3: Who gets to vote?

  • Week 4: Political Parties

  • Week 5: Electoral College (including Bush v. Gore)

  • Week 6: 2016 Candidates (primary and general election candidates)

  • Week 7: Campaigning (debates, advertisements, fundraising)

  • Week 8: Election Night Preparation & 2016 LEAP (Mock) Presidential Election for closing program

 

 

3D Art

Instructor: Mrs. Duffy

Class Description

Are you ready to take your artwork into another dimension? In this class we will be using both traditional art materials such as paint and pastels, as well as everyday items like cardboard, tin foil, and tissue paper to create unique 3-D works of art. Along the way we will also learn about a few famous artists and their sculptures.

Special Notes:

  • Class may include occasional homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Paper Mache Ice Cream Cones! Artist Claes Oldenburg

  • Week 2: Paper Mache Ice Cream Cones

  • Week 3:Finishing Paper Mache Ice Cream Cones/Clay Fish Project

  • Week 4: Clay Fish Project – Various clay artists

  • Week 5: Finishing and painting clay fish

  • Week 6: Relief Sculpture Hot Air Balloons

  • Week 7: Finishing Relief Sculpture Hot Air Balloons/Abstract Cardboard masks

  • Week 8: Finishing Abstract Cardboard Masks – Artist Picasso

 

 

Beams, Bridges, and Building: An Engineering Adventure

Instructor: Mrs. Widenhofer

Class Description

In this hands on class, we will explore the engineering process through the investigation of bridge types, structure, and construction. The class will culminate with a team bridge-building challenge.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Intro to the engineering process/Types of Bridges

  • Week 2: The Power of Shapes

  • Week 3: Beam and Truss Bridge

  • Week 4: Arch Bridge

  • Week 5: Suspension Bridge

  • Week 6: Intro Challenge, plan prototype, test

  • Week 7: Build, Test, Revise and Plan Improvements (Re-engineer)

  • Week 8: Final Build and Test

 

 

Symbols of Freedom

Instructor: Mrs. Bullard

Class Description

We will enjoy learning about some of our country’s symbols. Each week we will read a book about an American emblem and then together brainstorm some facts we learned. Each student can then write a few sentences or a short paragraph about the topic. We will also have an activity related to the symbol we discussed that day. This class will be a fun way to learn about our great nation!

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: American Flag

  • Week 2: National Anthem

  • Week 3: Bald Eagle

  • Week 4: Liberty Bell

  • Week 5: Statue of Liberty

  • Week 6: White House

  • Week 7: Mount Rushmore

  • Week 8: United States Capitol Building

 

 

A Poet and Didn't Know It!

Instructor: Mrs. Hoffman

Class Description

Students will use games and different media as a springboard for creative writing.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include occasional homework if students want to finish or polish a piece of work.

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Games turned into poetry

  • Week 2: Freewriting turned into a poem

  • Week 3: Writing based on a painting

  • Week 4: Writing inspired by music

  • Week 5: Mad lib and adverb poems

  • Week 6: Poem into a story/story into a poem

  • Week 7: List poems

  • Week 8: Word games and wrap up

 

 

My Life in Spanish

Instructor: Mrs. Nelson

Class Description

Have you ever wondered what daily life is like for a kid just like you in a Spanish speaking country? We will discover that and we’ll also learn how to communicate our daily needs using their language. Are you ready for this challenge?

Special Notes:

  • Class will include weekly homework and memorization work

  • Class will include parental involvement.

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Palabras y frases comunes (Common Words and Phrases)

  • Week 2: Ordenes (Commands)

  • Week 3: Alfabeto, Colores, Meses y Dias (Alphabet, Colors, Months and Days)

  • Week 4: Mi Casa (My house) Vocabulario y mandatos (Vocabulary and Commands)

  • Week 5: Verbos - lavar (to wash), barrer (to sweep), abrir (to open), estar (to be)

  • Week 6: Gramatica- Saying Where Things or People are using “estar”

  • Week 7: Gramatica - Indefinite Articles (saying “a”, “an”, “some”)

  • Week 8: Gramatica- Saying “there is” and “there are” using “hay”

 

 

1st and 2nd Grades

Seven Continents

Instructor: Mrs. Cantillo

Class Description

Geography - A journey through God's World by exploring one country on each continent. Students will learn the continents, oceans, foods and animals of each country we explore by completing crafts and other hands-on activities.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework.

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Overview of the continents and oceans

  • Week 2: North America - Canada

  • Week 3: South America - Panama

  • Week 4: Europe - Netherlands

  • Week 5: Africa – South Africa

  • Week 6: Asia - Thailand

  • Week 7: Oceania - Australia

  • Week 8: The Poles - Antarctica

 

 

Sign Language

Instructor: Mrs. Parker

Class Description

This class is designed to teach children the alphabet, how to count and some conversational words and phrases in Sign Language through the use of songs, games and role play.

Special Notes:

  • - Class will include some occasional, optional homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Some basic Deaf culture, begin to learn ABCs, family words

  • Week 2: More basic Deaf culture, more ABCs, more family words, spell names, review previous words

  • Week 3: Review ABCs, letter quiz, review family words, animal words, spell miscellaneous words

  • Week 4: Begin ABC song, more animal words, spell misc. words, conversational sentences

  • Week 5: Finish ABC song, spell miscellaneous words, conversational sentences (role play)

  • Week 6: Christian words, ABC song, Barney Song, conversations

  • Week 7: More Christian words, ABC song, Barney Song, counting

  • Week 8: Review Christian words, ABC song, Barney Song, counting

 

 

Your Next Adventure is Just a Page Away!

Instructor: Mrs. Leahy

Class Description

Reading a good book is like going on a new adventure. Journey with us as we explore 3 beautiful children’s books: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, A Pair of Red Clogs, and A New Coat for Anna. Our unit studies of these books will cover Social Studies, Geography, Language Arts, Science, and Art, in a way that causes children to fall in love with learning.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

  • Week 2: How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

  • Week 3: A Pair of Red Clogs

  • Week 4: A Pair of Red Clogs

  • Week 5: A Pair of Red Clogs

  • Week 6: A New Coat for Anna

  • Week 7: A New Coat for Anna

  • Week 8: A New Coat for Anna

 

 

Fun with Fitness

Instructor: Mrs. Estrada

Class Description

Fun with Fitness involves lots of movement. We will explore the fun of fitness in every capacity. Each week children will receive a challenge: exercising daily, making healthy food choices, and increasing the amount of water they can drink each day

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework.

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Broad overview of the importance of good health and healthy lifestyle choices

  • Week 2: God's animal exercises

  • Week 3: Team sports

  • Week 4: Partner activities

  • Week 5: Strength vs. Cardio exercises

  • Week 6: Scavenger Hunt with clues related to fitness

  • Week 7: Bootcamp Style Fitness

  • Week 8: Grand Finale - Friendly Competition with Prizes for Strength, Stamina, Speed

 

 

Symbols of Freedom

Instructor: Mrs. Bullard

Class Description

We will enjoy learning about some of our country’s symbols. Each week we will read a book about an American emblem and then together brainstorm some facts we learned. We will also make a craft or do an activity related to the symbol we discussed that day. This class will be a fun way to learn about our great nation!

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework.

Syllabus

  • Week 1: American Flag

  • Week 2: National Anthem

  • Week 3: Bald Eagle

  • Week 4: Liberty Bell

  • Week 5: Statue of Liberty

  • Week 6: White House

  • Week 7: Mount Rushmore

  • Week 8: United States Capitol Building

 

 

Nature Crafts

Instructor: Mrs. Rangel

Class Description

Let's find elements in nature and use them to create art. Our class will use elements from God's beautiful nature to create crafts. When possible we will take walks in nature to collect items used for our art/crafts projects.

Special Notes:

  • • Class will include no homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Bark Owls – make an owl out of bark and acorn tops

  • Week 2: Bird’s Nest – collect items to create a nest craft

  • Week 3: Bean Mosaic- making an art form out of seeds and beans

  • Week 4: Finish Bean Mosaic and Leaf Rubbing

  • Week 5: Leaf Turkey

  • Week 6: Pumpkin painting

  • Week 7: Stick art

  • Week 8: Pine cone craft – use a pine cone to make an owl or Christmas tree

 

 

Kindergarten

Amazing Autumn!

Instructor: Mrs. Collins

Class Description

Stories, crafts, and hands-on learning about all things autumn!

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Apples

  • Week 2: Worms

  • Week 3: Acorns

  • Week 4: Spiders

  • Week 5: Corn

  • Week 6: Bats

  • Week 7: Pumpkins

  • Week 8: Leaves

 

 

Wonderful Weather

Instructor: Mrs. Gordon

Class Description

Do you...savor snowflakes?...rejoice in rainbows?.. marvel at thunderstorms? We will explore through hands-on activities the mighty wonders of God's glorious creation. Your students will complete a weather workbook as we work through each week's activity.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework.

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Cloud Watcher - Observe and learn about the different types of clouds God has created.

  • Week 2: Slightly Slanted - Investigate how the Earth's tilt affects the weather.

  • Week 3: God's Great Water Cycle - Create a miniature water cycle with a soda bottle.

  • Week 4: Which way does the wind blow? Build your own weather vane.

  • Week 5: Black Heat - Experiment to learn about heat absorption.

  • Week 6: Highs and Lows - Use air pressure to crush a can.

  • Week 7: Create a cloud - Make a cloud chamber

  • Week 8: Make a mist - Create mist using simple household items.

 

 

Free Play

Class Description

The children will enjoy a snack of goldfish or animal crackers and some water. They will play inside with a variety of toys or outside weather-permitting.

 

 

Pre-Kindergarten 

Colors, Shapes, and Patterns

Instructor: Mrs. Brinson

Class Description

The students will learn about colors, shapes and patterns through class activities, manipulatives and crafts. Shapes explored will include squares, rectangles, circles, ovals, parallelograms, trapezoids, and other regular polygons. They will learn about and explore real life objects, shapes and related 2D and 3D shapes.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include occasional easy (optional) homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: Circles/Spheres – 2D/3D

  • Week 2: Squares/Cubes – 2D/3D

  • Week 3: Triangles/Pyramids – 2D/3D

  • Week 4: Rectangles/Prisms – 2D/3D

  • Week 5: Diamonds

  • Week 6: Polygons

  • Week 7: Octagons

  • Week 8: Stars

 

 

Free Play

Class Description

The children will enjoy a snack of goldfish or animal crackers and some water. They will play inside with a variety of toys or outside weather-permitting.

 

 

Fun with the Alphabet

Instructor: Mrs. Wright

Class Description

Join us as we learn letters, and have fun with alphabet activities!

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework

Syllabus

  • Week 1: letter “a” with activity

  • Week 2: letter “m” with activity

  • Week 3: letter “t” with activity

  • Week 4: letter “s” with activity

  • Week 5: letter “i” with activity

  • Week 6: letter “f” with activity

  • Week 7: letter “d” with activity

  • Week 8: letter “r” with activity

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