Class Information

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Class Descriptions:

NOTE: List from 16-17 is in Red, as updated for 17-18, it will be changed to Black.

PreK
Teachers: Sarah Daniel, Brittany Ewald, Briana Lee
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 $4 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 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: $9 per student

Kindergarten Language Fun
Teacher: Deneall Blok
Students will learn to read, write, and spell, 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 $3.00 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. 12 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 $5 per student for Gr. 2-12.

Gr. PreK-9 P.E.
Teachers: Paula Gramer, Briana Lee, Anne Olson
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, tennis, aerobics, and floor hockey, and modifications to many of the sports listed.
The class fee is $2 per student.

Gr. 1 Geography Fun
Teacher: Brooke Stephenson
In this beginning geography class, we will learn about maps and how to read them. We will then memorize continents and oceans and learn about the animals that call these places home. We will also touch on the customs, people, and foods of major countries.
The class fee will be $4 per student

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
Teachers: Kendra Myers
In this hands-on, fun-filled class we will teach our children about their five senses, the muscles and bones, and the different systems of the body. They will “build” their own body throughout the year!
The class fee is $9 per student.

Grades 2-3 Learning Games
Teacher: Laura Kuncl
We will apply thinking skills and will review spelling, geography, history, and general information in a fun way, using a format similar to popular game shows like Jeopardy and The $25,000 Pyramid.
Thee class fee is $2

Grades 2-3 Art (Fall 1 & Spring 1)
Teacher: Tina Moulton
Students will be learning origami, drawing, and painting techniques.
The class fee is $15 per student.

Gr. 4-6 Hands-on Science
Teachers: Sherry Lagoon, Dana Rodriguez
Students will learn about the incredible human body and how it functions. In our introductory study of anatomy and physiology, we will use various activities to examine the major systems and organs, nutrition, and cell structure. Students will be expected to take notes, participate in verbal quizzing games, build models and participate in small group labs and experiments.
The class fee is $10 per student.

Grades 4-5 Financial Thinking
Teacher: Jeff Moulton
This class will focus on the foundational principles of financial thinking. We will cover all areas of financial thinking including what money is, who’s it is, how it should be used, common pitfalls, offense, defense, and playing field of money. This will be an interactive class that builds on each principle week to week. It will include a year long project to start, build, and maintain an age appropriate business.
Required materials: Pencil(s) with erasers and a highlighter
The class fee is $6

Grades 4-9Art (Fall 1 & Spring 1)
Teacher: Angie Niezgocki
This year in art grades 4-9 we will be delving deeper into artists Salvador Dali, Georges Seurat, Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol and Renoir. The students will learn more background information about each artist while using pastels, colored pencils and paint to create our their own masterpieces.
Cost: 15.0

Grades 7-8 Physical Science
Teacher: Kirsten Hidalgo
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 is $8 per student.

Gr. 6-10 Financial Wellness
Teacher: Jennifer Sikorski
This year long course will use Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance:
“Foundations in Personal Finance goes beyond practical money basics, equipping educators with resources to help students create new financial habits and transform the way they approach money altogether.
Educators, through their passion for teaching and commitment to shaping the next generation, use Foundations resources to empower their students to save, budget, avoid debt, spend wisely and invest. Students learn to build confidence in their own financial decision-making.
Foundations students are inspired by real-life examples and can apply the concepts taught to form good money habits early in life, changing their lives forever.” Dave Ramsey
Workbooks are available for purchase through www.daveramsey.com for $25, but not required for the class. There will be two workbooks available to look over if you are interested in purchasing outside of ACES.
A pencil/pen is required for class.
Cost is $10/student

Gr. 9 Biology Laboratory
Teacher: Jill Sheppard
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.
Cost is $20/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

Financial Thinking 4-5
Pencil(s) with erasers and a highlighter

Gr. 4-6
Gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor for P.E., Students will need pencils and pocket folder with fastener with loose leaf paper (about 25) for notes and keeping hand-outs for Science

Gr. 7-8
A binder or large folder to hold all of the physical lab print outs, additionally the students should bring pencils and notepaper – for note taking for Science , gym shoes that will not leave black marks on the gym floor for P.E.

Financial Wellness 6-10
A pencil/pen is required for class.

Gr. 9-12
pencil for Biology Lab

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.