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Middle School

A Year of Yarn

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.

Grades:

6th and up

Art History

Art History

Students will study famous artists and musical composers from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and the 20th Century/Postmodern eras. There will be a variety of art projects to go along with each history lesson.
We will be creating an art project relating to the artist of the day and listening to the music of the composer of that era and country. This course qualifies as a History credit as well as an art credit.

Grades:

6th-12th

Biblical Greek

Biblical Greek

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”.

Grades:

7th-12th

Fitness and Sports 7th-12th

Fitness and Sports 7th-12th

This class will encourage students to grow in their understanding and abilities of sports games while also being challenged to strengthen their fitness levels through cardiovascular, strengthening, and flexibility exercises.

Grades:

7th-12th

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

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 4 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). Parents are encouraged to take the class with their children. Belt tests are given to students who have pre-tested & shown readiness. Students who pass will receive an accredited belt rank at the end of each test. If requested, a Physical Education grade will be given at the completion of this course. (Students under the age of 7 require parent enrollment)

Grades:

5-7 w/ Parent, 8 & Up

Middle School Earth Science

Middle School Earth Science

Join us as we investigate and discover God’s creation all around us. Students will be active and engaged with experiments and games while learning all about God’s magnificent Earth: geology, lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, meteorology, astronomy, and much more.

Grades:

6th-8th

Middle School World History

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.

Grades:

6th-8th

Private Music Lessons

Private Music Lessons

Learn how to play a musical instrument! Beginner through advanced! Keyboard/Piano, Guitar, Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium, Percussion/Drums, Voice

Grades:

K-12th

Robotics Lab

Robotics Lab

Robotics Lab will provide an opportunity for students to learn how to code the Edison Robot using the EdPy coding language. 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.

Grades:

7th-9th

Speak Life Speech Therapy

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.

Grades:

All Ages

Writing Workshop

Writing Workshop

This middle school writing course is designed to take students through the writing process and help them to become a confident and effective writer. Basic grammar, spelling, and punctuation will be addressed along with how to read and take notes.

Grades:

6th-8th

Advanced Writing Workshop

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.

Grades:

7th-9th

Bible Memorization

Bible Memorization

Students will read the text from scripture. Work to memorize through a few different methods to retain and keep for a legacy of kingdom building using song, movement and writing.

This year is "The Gospels: Standing on the Promises".

Grades:

3rd-8th

Diving Deep into Literature

Diving Deep into Literature

Students will develop of love for reading by exploring a variety of texts, both fiction and non-fiction, in a deep and meaningful way. A variety of engaging projects will allow students to apply their knowledge and skills in a fun and creative way.

Grades:

3rd-6th

Gotta Know Grammar

Gotta Know Grammar

This class is geared toward students 8th – 12th grade who need to learn (or re-learn) the basics of grammar, go beyond the basics and learn more advanced concepts, and learn vocabulary along the way!

Grades:

8th-12th

Michigan History

Michigan History

In this fun class, students will learn about Michigan’s history, landmarks, animals and more! Class time will include read-alouds with students then having hands-on activities and experiments based on the reading. Facts and ideas will come to life as they spend time together mapping, building, coloring and experimenting! Homework will be minimal, with a year-end project (building/painting/cooking/or lapbook, etc.) that will be shown in class. My goal for this class is that students will not only learn how and why Michigan exists, but
also understand and appreciate all that our state has to offer!

Grades:

4th-8th

Middle School Literature

Middle School Literature

Students will work with high-quality and challenging literature that will hep stretch their minds and increase a love for reading. An engaging course to prepare students for that next level in reading and comprehension!

Grades:

6th-8th

One on One Orton-Gillingham Tutoring

One on One Orton-Gillingham Tutoring

The tutoring is geared for 5 year old children through adults who:
● are diagnosed with dyslexia OR
● have a suspected diagnosis of dyslexia OR
● struggle with reading, writing, and/or spelling

Grades:

5-adult

Private Study Skills

Private Study Skills

Learn how to stay organized, prioritize, resist procrastination, become accountable for yourself and to others. Student-centered lessons which are based around the needs and goals of each student.

Grades:

7yrs and up

Spanish 1

Spanish 1

This is a beginning level Spanish course for students in the 7th -12th grades. Students will get introduced to both the Spanish language and culture and will be provided with the necessary skills to both communicate and understand basic Spanish conversations. Students will build a large vocabulary repertoire and will learn the basic grammatical structures of the language with the main emphasis of this course being practical communication. Therefore, students should expect to participate in reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities that will begin to build their literacy skills in the Spanish language. Additionally, students will dive into the culture of the people who speak this language and will be presented with opportunities to immerse themselves in the language and try on a different cultural lens.

Grades:

7th-12th

Upper Elementary History

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.

Grades:

3rd-6th

You Can Cook 1 Middle School

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!

Grades:

11-14yrs

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

This high school level Algebra 1 course consists of lectures, homework assignments, problem set reviews, weekly quizzes and/or tests, group work, and mathematical journaling. Excellent instructor!

Grades:

8th-12th

Biblical Archaeology

Biblical Archaeology

Biblical Archaeology will take students through the lands and cultures of the entire Bible. This class will look at the history and people of ancient Sumer, Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, Persia, Greece, Rome, Israel and more. Students will be able to connect bible stories with the historical context they were written in, discover artifacts that prove the bibles accuracy, and understand key biblical places and peoples. Students will also learn about archaeologists and the stories of their findings and get a basic introduction in how to read Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

Grades:

7th-12th

Elementary Geography

Elementary Geography

This course will provide an exciting opportunity for students to explore the world through maps, architecture, history and more! This will be a very hands-on class; time will be spent mapping and listening as well as doing experiments and activities. Students will be challenged to identify continents
and thirteen specific countries and begin to understand the ideas and features specific to each of those countries. Homework will be limited to semester projects such as building with LEGOs/blocks, painting or drawing, food projects, etc. along with a verbal or written explanation of the project. The goal of this
class is to see each student begin to understand and get excited about the world that God has created!

Grades:

3rd-6th

Intermediate Math

Intermediate Math

This class is designed to prepare your student for pre-algebra—this book was specifically chosen as a transition to Mrs. Ohland’s pre-algebra and high school math classes. The weekly class will consist of a lecture, quiz, and a game and/or puzzle.

Grades:

6th and up

Middle School Apologetics

Middle School Apologetics

This course is designed for middle school students interested in the field of Christian apologetics - the defense of the Christian faith. Throughout the year we will be studying introductory works such as: Mere
Christianity by C.S. Lewis, More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell and The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, among others. The goal of this first year is to introduce students to core topics and provide them with tools to defend their faith “with gentleness and respect” (cf. 1 Peter 3:15).

Grades:

6th-8th

Middle School STEM Lab

Middle School STEM Lab

STEM Lab students investigate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a hands-on manner.

Grades:

6th-8th

Pre-Algebra

Pre-Algebra

This course consists of lectures, homework assignments, problem set review, weekly quizzes and/or tests, group work, and mathematical journaling. Learning math and honoring Christ!

Grades:

7th-9th

Psychology

Psychology

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.

Grades:

8th-12th

Spanish 2

Spanish 2

This Spanish 2 course is for students in the 8th -12th grades who have already completed a high school level Spanish 1 course. This course will build on the foundational learning and skills from Spanish 1, therefore, the completion of Spanish 1 is required. Students will deepen their knowledge and skills of the Spanish language and culture and will be challenged to use the language to communicate through writing, reading, listening, and speaking activities and assignments. Students will add to their Spanish vocabulary repertoire and will learn more advanced grammatical structures of the language with the main emphasis of this course being practical communication. Students will have multiple opportunities to immerse themselves in the language throughout the class as well as be given outlets to practice communication in real life settings. Additionally, students will engage in projects and hands on cultural learning focusing on traditional meals, customs, holidays, and clothing.

Grades:

8th-12th

World Geography

World Geography

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.

Grades:

7th-12th

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