Class Information

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Class Descriptions:

NOTE: List from 17-18 is in Red, as updated for 18-19, it will be changed to Black.

PreK
Teachers: Sarah Daniel (coordinator), Laura Kuncl, Briana Lee, Micah Meissner
Children will be introduced to the alphabet and create their own alphabet books. They will listen to stories, finger plays, make crafts and engage in other developmental activities. There will also be time for free play and an hour filled with music and movement.
The class fee is $5 per student.

Kindergarten Math Fun & Games
Teachers: Heidi Szymanski
Students will have fun playing games while learning math basics. We will use large motor skill games, board games, and manipulatives to engage their bodies as well as their brains and try to make sense out of why math can be easy and fun!
Class fee: $5 per student

Kindergarten Language Fun
Teacher: Erica Koster
Students will practice their phonics skills, handwriting and reading as we go through various activities that teach phonics. We will also play games periodically that will help students develop skills in critical thinking.
The class fee is $6 per student.

K-Gr. 1 Art (Fall 1 & Spring 1)
Teacher: Liza Jensen
Students will have fun drawing, coloring, tracing, cutting, sewing, painting, and making crafts. Please provide a paint shirt.
Class fee is $10 per student

K- Gr. 10 Music (Fall 2 & Spring 2)
Teachers:  Michelle Harder, Veronica Glewwe, Katie Miller
Students will learn songs to perform at the Christmas Program and the Spring Concert.
The class fee is $4 per student for K-1st Grade and $5per student for Gr. 2-10.

Gr. K-10 P.E.
Teachers: Brittany Ewald, Paula Gramer, Star Lilly
Students will play hard, get sweaty, and have fun interacting with one another in group games and team sports. PE units include, but are not limited to, basketball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, Frisbee golf, ultimate Frisbee, kickball, badminton, aerobics, and floor hockey, and modifications to many of the sports listed.
For Grades 4-10 it is recommended that students bring deodorant to use before and after class
The class fee is $2 per student.

Gr. 1 Geography Fun
Teacher: Brooke Stephenson
In this class, we will develop a basic understanding of what maps are and how to read them, build a geography vocabulary, which includes continents, oceans, and landforms, and how geography affects the environment of each continent.
No supplies needed.
The class fee is $2.

Gr. 1 Hands-on Science
Teachers: Tanya Hansen
Students will explore many areas of science through books, hands-on experiments and demonstrations.
The class fee is $13.50 per student

Gr. 2-3 Hands on Science: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
Teachers: Rosalee Dahl and Jennifer Sikorski
This K-6 science curriculum uses the Charlotte Mason methodology to give young students an introduction to the fascinating world of chemistry and physics. It begins by exploring the properties of matter and the basic building blocks of life – atoms and molecules. Following a study of chemistry, student are introduced to physics concepts such as the law of motion and the laws of thermodynamics.
Throughout each lesson students will gain a better understanding of the subject matter through a multitude of experiments and hands on demonstrations.
Class Fee: $12/student

Grades 2-3 Communications and Public Speaking
Teacher: Paula Gramer
Students in this class will work on developing communication and public speaking skills through playing games, participating in small group activities, story telling, poetry and presentations. A goal is that each student grow in confidence as they practice communicating in both small and large group settings.
Class fee: $4
Supplies needed: can use the same pencil and notebook that will be used in science

Grades 2-3 Art (Fall 1 & Spring 1)
Teacher: Tina Moulton
Students will be learning origami, drawing, and painting techniques.
Students will need to bring a paint shirt to class.
The class fee is $17 per student.

Gr. 4-6 Hands-on Science: Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
Teachers: Carrie Moore, Dana Rodriguez
This K-6 science curriculum uses the Charlotte Mason methodology to give young students an introduction to the fascinating world of chemistry and physics. It begins by exploring the properties of matter and the basic building blocks of life – atoms and molecules. Following a study of chemistry, student are introduced to physics concepts such as the law of motion and the laws of thermodynamics.
Throughout each lesson students will gain a better understanding of the subject matter through a multitude of experiments and hands on demonstrations.
4th-6th graders will be expected to take notes. Students will need to bring a pencil and 3-ring binder to every class.
Class Fee: $12/student

Grades 4-5 Communications Class
Teacher: Natalie Murray and Amanda Swinborne
In this class students will learn how to effectively communicate their thoughts and ideas. They will practice skills that will help them to become both excellent listeners and speakers. Students will work on these skills individually and in small groups through poetry, theater, writing, campaigning, persuasion and presenting.
Class supplies: Pencil, notebook, folder, crayons or markers
Cost: $6

Grades 4-5Art (Fall 1 & Spring 1)
Teacher: Angie Niezgocki
This year the 4th & 5th graders will be working with some new and fun mediums. We will be learning the basics of knitting first, then batiking fabric for a group project and finishing the year out by working with polymer clay. It’s going to be a creative year!
The class fee is $15 per student

Grades 7-8 Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
Teacher: Kendra Meyers
This is the laboratory component for General Science. The class will follow Apologia General Science curriculum, though students can use any General Science textbook at home. The lab units will cover topics in earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics. Each class will start with a short lecture, followed by the lab experiments, then end with questions and answers.
Please bring to class: Pencils and a 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper. Students may alternatively bring the Apologia General Science Student Notebook if they are following this at home to make notes on experiments, although this is not required.
The class fee is $5 per student.

Gr. 6-10 Communications Class
Teacher: Kat Kindberg
In this class students will learn how to effectively communicate their thoughts and ideas. They will practice skills that will help them to become both excellent listeners and speakers. Students will work on these skills individually and in small groups through writing, persuasion, presenting and encouraging each other. We will watch and critique TedTalks and work on improving each of our skills. A goal is that each student will grow in confidence as they practice communicating in both small and large group settings.
Class supplies: Pencil, notebook, folder
Cost: $10 per student

Gr. 6-10 Leadership 101-An Elective Class (Fall Quarter 1 & Spring Quarter 1)
Teacher: Jeff Moulton
This class will look at the basics of leadership by doing a book study on the great classic listed above. There will be a reading assignment every week to take home as well as a couple of journaling question to answer about the topic. The journaling will be collected each week and the teacher will review, provide comments, and encouragement on the content of the writing. In a day and age when technical skills are being more and more talked about and focused on; leadership and relational skill are more important than ever. This class will focus on the timeless principles that help people excel relationally and why they are important.
A pencil is required for this class
Class Fee: $19.50 (Book: “How to have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People” by Les Giblin, Binder, Paper, Treats)

Gr. 6-10 Computer Course – An Elective Class (Fall Quarter 1 & Spring Quarter 1)
Teacher: Jaime Beyersdorf
Computer Class Fall 1: Students will be working in Google Docs, Google Slides and Google Drive.
Students will need access to internet at home, a laptop/tablet/computer or phone for in class work and at home work.
Computer Class Spring 1: Students will be learning a few of the Adobe programs such as: Adobe fix, Photoshop Mix and Adobe Spark. This will be more of a creative computer course. Depending on the interest of the students, we will be working in website design, graphic design and photography.
Students will need access to internet at home, a laptop/tablet/computer or phone for in class work and at home work and a camera/phone for photo taking.
Cost is $6 per student *Note: the cost for these courses is for the ink used to print materials, other than that I purposely choose programs that everyone can access for free.

Gr. 8-10 Chemistry Lab via DVD
Teacher: Jill Sheppard
This is the laboratory component for Chemistry. Students can use any Chemistry curriculum at home. During class we will watch an A Beka Chemistry Laboratory video, discuss concepts, and fill out a lab report. A class fee will cover the cost of printing the lab report sheets. Students should bring a 1″ 3-ring binder and a pencil to class.
Cost is $5/student

Study Hall
With written permission from parents, a student can choose to not attend a class and spend his time instead in Study Hall doing schoolwork. A permission slip should be filled out by a parent. Study Hall is not intended for students in grades lower than Grade 6.

What to bring (Required Supply Lists)

Nursery
Labeled Diaper Bag with diapers & wipes (We will provide 1 label for your bag), labeled bottle / sippy cup / snacks, a favorite blanket or toy (if this is helpful)

PreK
backpack, snack to eat in class, leak proof water bottle, gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor for P.E.

K-Gr. 1
snack to eat in class, gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor for P.E., Pencil for Science, Paint shirt for Art.

Gr. 2-3
snack to eat in class, gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor for P.E., Paint shirt for Art, Pencil, eraser, and a notebook for Science

Gr. 4-6
Bringing deodorant to use before and after class is suggested for P.E. and Gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor, for P.E., Students will need a pencil and 3-ring binder for Science, Pencil, notebook, folder for Communications Class

Gr. 7-8
For Science
, students should bring pencils and a 3-ring binder with loose-leaf paper. Students may alternatively bring the Apologia General Science Student Notebook if they are following this at home to make notes on experiments, although this is not required. Bringing deodorant to use before and after class is suggested for P.E. and gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor and  for P.E., a Pencil, notebook, folder for Communications Class

Gr. 9-10
a 3-ring binder and a pencil for Chemistry Lab, bringing deodorant to use before and after class is suggested for P.E. and gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor for P.E., a laptop/tablet/computer or phone for the ELECTIVE Computer Course during Fall Quarter One and a laptop/tablet/computer or phone and a camera/phone for photo taking  for the ELECTIVE Computer Course during Spring Quarter One Elective Leadership 101 a pencil, and a  Pencil, notebook, folder forCommunications Class

High School Science Lab Classes

These classes are on a yearly rotation, they are offered to meet High School lab requirements.

Gr. 9-12 Chemistry Laboratory
This is the laboratory component for Chemistry. Students can use any Chemistry curriculum at home. During class we will watch an A Beka Chemistry Laboratory video, discuss concepts, and fill out a lab report. A class fee will cover the cost of printing the lab report sheets. Students should bring a 1″ 3-ring binder to class.
Gr. 9-12 Biology Laboratory
The class will follow the A Beka Biology curriculum, though students can use any Biology textbook at home. We will cover microscopy, plant structure, human anatomy, animal dissection, and genetics. Students are required to purchase their copy of the A Beka Biology Field & Laboratory Manual. Please buy the current edition. The class fee covers the purchase of dissection specimens, live specimens, chemicals, and other supplies.
Gr. 8-10 Physical Science Laboratory
This is the laboratory component for Physical Science. The class will follow the A Beka Physical Science curriculum, though students can use any Physical Science textbook at home. The lab units will cover topics in earth science, geology, chemistry, and physics. Each class will start with a short lecture, followed by the video lab, then end with questions and answers. The class fee covers the cost of printing lab report sheets.