A Year of Yarn
Are you part of the revival of interest in handcrafts and DIY? Join us as we learn to knit and crochet in just one year! These classic handcrafts aren’t just for grandma; with the resurgence of diy comes modern stylish patterns and an amazing variety of quality yarns. I am excited to share my passion for these crafts with both boys and girls, as well as adults who would like to learn or refresh their skills. Students will need to purchase a learn to crochet kit and a learn to knit kit, as well as yarn for projects throughout the year.
6th and up
Middle School World History
This year the students will study the age of explorers through the modern age. They will learn about the wars, revolutions, and culture changes that defined these times. This curriculum has a student book and a teacher’s guide with student worksheets that include comprehension questions, mapwork, timelines, digging deeper activities, and other hands- on projects.
This is a one year two semester course primarily for 8th graders (or 9th graders who need a stronger science foundation). Some topics include: The atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, forces in creation, and sound waves.
Speak Life Speech Therapy
Students who qualify for speech therapy services (see Requirements) will receive support for speech/language needs in areas such as articulation (speech sound production), expressive/receptive language (communication ability and effectiveness), fluency (stuttering), and social pragmatics.
Advanced Writing Workshop
This is the second level of Writing Workshop. In this class students will build on the concepts they learned in the first level. Students will acquire additional tools to further enhance their writing and increase their independence. They will learn more challenging modes of writing as they are introduced to several different types of essays. In addition, they will learn advanced style techniques, broaden their vocabulary, and expand their knowledge of grammar. This class is the perfect stepping stone to a high school writing class and can easily be taken in conjunction with a grammar class.
In your first year of Biblical Greek we will focus on the basics of the language. This will mostly entail learning the alphabet, vocabulary and the grammar of the language. Translation will also be an ongoing aspect of our study. As the textbook states, “By the end of year one you will have learned over 100 vocabulary words, 10 memory verses and several important grammatical concepts”.
This course will be complementary to any musician looking to advance their understanding of music both written and historical. In our first semester we will examine the mechanics of music in the music theory portion which will cover all aspects of musical notation and ear training. In our second semester we will apply that knowledge to the music appreciation portion as we delve into the history of western music through many of the great composers and their works.
This class will give students a foundational knowledge of psychology from a Christian perspective. We will explore the fundamental areas of the brain and human communication and interaction. Students will label parts of the brain and discover how they function, ways we communicate, explore the history of psychology, personality and theory, sleep and dreams, crisis intervention, counseling, abnormal psychology and more! Students will employ self-reflection and evaluation and study human behavior as it leads to a more meaningful level of communication. Modalities used will be: lecture, textbook, multimedia sources, assessments and analysis, writing papers, projects, tests and quizzes, and group discussion. High School Psychology is a wonderful addition for the students academic experience as well as fulfilling the growing requirements for college transcripts. Students will greatly benefit with a deeper understanding of human interaction from a Christian perspective.
Upper Elementary History
This year students will be learning about the Civil War, the Transcontinental Railroad, American Immigration, and many other exciting events. This curriculum has a student book and a teacher’s guide with student worksheets that include map work, comprehension questions, a timeline, hands on projects, and artist studies.
You Can Cook 1 Middle School
In You Can Cook 1, students will acquire the basics they need to be successful in the kitchen. Through hands-on lessons and in-class preparation, they will learn fundamentals of kitchen safety; basics of measurement; how to read, halve, and double a recipe; important kitchen terms and methods; and what kitchen tools to use and when. By the end of the year, each student will be equipped to prepare a variety of delicious foods on their own from scratch and will have begun to assemble a binder full of “keeper” recipes, tips, tricks, and techniques that they can build on for years to come. Plus, we’ll eat in nearly every class!
All students begin at white belt level including parents. Progress depends on individual maturity,
ability, age and perseverance. Registration includes the opportunity to attend any of our other classes
held weekly at our other dojo locations. (Please see website for days, times and locations). Our
program was modified 2 years ago from Taekwondo to Karate in order to provide a martial arts
program for students to achieve any level of proficiency they desire. The system being taught is
Tatsu Te Ryu Karate-Do and is based in Shotokan Karate. Most assignments are completed during
class. Homework may include practice of katas (highly recommended) and scripture memorization,
(among other suggestions).
Robotics Lab will provide an opportunity for students to learn how to code the Edison Robot using the Python coding language. Students will apply the Engineering Design Process to design challenges. Robots are all around us in daily life as well as in many workplaces. The goal of this class is to give students a basic understanding of coding and robotics to prepare them for further study.
This class will cover World Geography. We will look at multiple themes of Geography including locations, climates, environment, peoples relationship with geographical regions, cultures, and more. Included in the class is a miniseries on the Geography of Jesus. We will explore in depth the places mentioned in the Bible and why Jesus taught and did miracles in certain locations.