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The classes below will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Your child will receive 1 - 1.5 hours of instruction. You will be required to purchase the student curriculum and materials used in each class. When you sign your child up, you are committing to pay for the whole year; however, you may make monthly payments based on the fee schedule.

Our Homeschool Academy classes are capped at 15 students per class. If you are interested in enrolling, it is highly recommended that you register as soon as possible to ensure your child's spot in the class.

Upon registration, a non-refundable registration fee of $50 per class will need to be paid to hold your spot in the class.

Tuesday/Thursday Classes 2021-2022

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K4/K5 Morning Session (9am-12pm)

Teacher: Chris Gibson & Brianna Bullock (K4)

Throughout the 3 hours allocated for Tuesday and Thursdays, we will focus on Reading/Writing/Phonics, Math, Social Studies/Community/Geography.  Each day we will try to do some of all subjects but we may do some on Tuesday and some on Thursday depending on the learning skills we all have. And although we are all on different levels at the beginning of the year, my goal is to have the entire class working together throughout the year to all reach the same level.  Throughout this time we will also take brain breaks which includes dance parties, snack time, and play time. 

 

Reading/Writing/Phonics

​​This years goal is to have students excited to learn and have fun while doing it!  Students will learn to recognize the following which includes rhyming words, opposite words, same-meaning words, compound words, and contractions. We will learn to read, write, and become very familiar with phonics. Through the curriculum of Focus on Fives we will integrate Christian content to cultivate a Christian worldview.  Students will sing a phonics song as the learn each new letter-sound association. Colorful pictures will help reinforce each letter and sound.  Letter formation will be presented with name and sound to reinforce visual memory.  Games and motor activities will involve students as they review sounds and words. Through the use of workbook activities, puzzles, games, music, and videos we will have fun learning all reading and writing skills needs to build a foundation to move forward with your child’s education.

K4 Reading

In the K4 class, our goal is for the children to recognize letters and their sounds. We will have a letter and book of the week. We will learn about each letter in a descriptive way. Ending each week with an alphabet craft and snack that begins with that letter!

Supplies: pencils, crayons, markers, 1" binder

 

Math

​​Students will understand math so that they can become great problem solvers.  We will be working on modeling new math concepts at the concrete level using manipulatives.  Interactive learning with questions and hands-on group activities as well as developing problem-solving skills through the use of workbook and manipulatives will foster discussion and reflection.  I will encourage mathematical reasoning and computational fluency and apply concepts to real-life situations to make learning math meaningful yet still having fun doing so.  We will learn to count, recognize and trace numbers, sort objects, learn basic concepts such as more or less, bigger or smaller, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. 

 

Social Studies/Community/Geography

​Our main focus will be the following concepts:

  • Becoming a good citizen

  • Learning our Pledge of Allegiance

  • Community helpers

  • States, Continents, and Countries around the World

  • The environment, culture, and religion of different people groups

 

Curriculum needed:

  • ​Focus on Fives Phonics Practice for K5- 4th Edition BJU Press

  • ​Focus on Fives K5 Worktext – 4th Edition

  • ​Focus on Fives – Write Now - 4th Edition

  • ​Math Student Worktext Grd K5

All can be purchased through Christianbook.com or Amazon.  

**Also each student will need a box of crayons, box of thick and thin markers, pencils with erasers, and scissors which will stay with them in their own container or pouch each day.

 

** Throughout these 3 hours, we will take small breaks and have snack time.  Please pack your child a water bottle and snack each day. 

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K4/K5 Science (1pm-2pm)

Teacher: Chris Gibson

​This afternoon class is especially important in order to round off your child’s educational experience.  I look forward to having so much fun learning all of the great things about Science!​

 

We will explore 3 strands of Science:

  • Life science – living things on our planet and the ecosystem

  • Physical Science – physics and chemistry concepts

  • Earth and Space Science – the relationships between the Sun, Earth, Moon, and stars

 

S.T.E.M. Activities will also be lightly introduced into our Science learning journey.

Hands on activities, science experiments, and worksheets will be included as well as the above mentioned fun ways of learning all about Science together!

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1st-4th Reading (9-10am Lvl 3; 10-11am Lvl 2; 11am-12pm Lvl 1)

Teacher: Tiffany Hopkins

All students will be assessed and placed in the appropriate class for their level.

 

Level 1: Beginner readers need to spend time building good foundation to ensure success! We will take the time to learn the difference between vowels and consonants before moving on to consonant blends, short vowel sounds, and finally long vowel sounds. Students will begin learning sight words and as they start blending new words together they will be able to put all these skills together to start reading simple sentences.
 

Curriculum:
- Horizons Phonics and Reading Grade 1 Book 1

- Horizons Spelling and Vocabulary Grade 1 Student book
- The Reading House Emerging Reader Set 4

Level 2: Once a student has the basic skills of blending vowels and consonants together, they are ready to learn the many forms in which long vowels can occur, consonant blends, prefixes, and more! By building on these skills, students will build self-confidence and be ready to read on their own!
 

Curriculum:
- Horizons Spelling and Vocabulary Grade 3 Student Workbook
- Horizons Phonics and Reading Grade 3 Student Notebook 1
- Horizons Phonics and Reading Grade 3 Reader 1

Level 3: We will prepare our students for higher level thinking as we read through novels and focus on vocabulary and literary techniques in an organized and fun way! Another focus will be discussing and applying the moral lessons and character values from the literature. We will also continue to work on spelling lists to promote good reading AND writing!
 

Curriculum:
- Mr Poppers Penguin Novel by: Richard Atwater; will also need the Study Guide

- Teacher Created Resources: A Guide for Using Mr. Popper's Penguins in the Classroom
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Novel by: C.S. Lewis; will also need the Study Guide

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1st-2nd Math (10-11am)

Teacher: Lorena Perman & Brianna Bullock (Math Level 1)

Handouts will be provided based on the concepts we’ll study, along with a simple practice book. Our Addition and Subtraction workbook is filled with activities to challenge your little learners and strengthen their basic math skills. 

Curriculum: School Zone- Addition and Subtraction Workbook. 1st and 2nd Grade Math Deluxe Ed., 1 inch 3 ring binder, pencils, and colored pencils. 

Math Level 1

In our class, my goal is to write and recognize numbers 1-100, understand the order of numbers (between, before, and after), understand contrasting numbers (same, greater than, less than), begin the concept of money and counting coins, understand length comparisons.

Worksheets will be provided.

Supplies:

pencils, crayons, folder

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1st-2nd Science (1-2pm)

Teacher: Laurie Parker

This year we will be Exploring Creation with Apologia’s Zoology Land Animals. This is a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of Land Animals for grades K-6. Land Animals of the Sixth Day covers Land Animals from the microscopic to the massive. Land Animals of the Sixth Day makes every day an adventure as we take your child on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, and farms—without ever leaving the backyard! During this course, your child will examine and enjoy the incredible variety of enchanting creatures God made to inhabit the earth.

 

Materials: Textbook Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the 6th day. Junior Notebook Journal Land Animals of the Sixth Day. Pencils, colored, pencils, glue, scissors, and crayons. 

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1st-2nd Writing (2-3pm)

Teacher: Michele McLean

This class is an introduction to writing. Students will learn to model writing and will construct paragraphs and stories from these models and eventually write their own stories.

 

We will use resources from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). IEW's unique approach provides the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process, while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity.  

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1st-4th History (3-4pm)

Teacher: Michele McLean

Join our expedition as we stroll on the Great Wall of China, ramble through the Amazon Rainforest, and safari through the Serengeti! In this class will study various countries on every continent. We will learn about people groups, history, culture, and geography. So grab your passports, and get ready to travel with us as we gallop the globe.

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3rd-4th Math (9-10am)

Teacher: Lorena Perman

We will be working with an online math program called MATH ANTICS. This program provides the practice worksheets, along with the tests. We will incorporate thinking skills and solving problems with games and supplemental exercises.

 

Curriculum: School Zone - Math Basics Workbook. Level 4, 1 inch 3 ring binder, pencils, and colored pencils. 

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2nd-4th Spanish (11am-12pm)

Teacher: Lorena Perman

We will work together as a class to build Spanish fluency and understand Spanish culture through fun activities, engaging topics, and hands-on writing practice.

Curriculum: Thinking Kids Workbook - The Complete Book of Spanish (Grades 1-3), 1 inch 3 ring binder, pencils, and colored pencils. 

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3rd-4th Writing (1-2pm)

Teacher: Michele McLean

Humorous characters, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history will captivate 3rd–5th graders as they learn to write with structure and style.

Students will take notes, summarize narrative stories, write from pictures, put together a mini-research report, and compose creative essays. We will use the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) program.

IEW's unique approach provides the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process, while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity.

 

Curriculum: 

  • IEW- All Things Fun & Fascinating, Writing Lessons in Structure and Style

  • Easy Grammer 4

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3rd-4th Science (2-3pm)

Teacher: Laurie Parker

This year we will be Exploring Creation with Apologia’s Zoology Land Animals. This is a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of Land Animals for grades K-6. Land Animals of the Sixth Day covers Land Animals from the microscopic to the massive. Land Animals of the Sixth Day makes every day an adventure as we take your child on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, and farms—without ever leaving the backyard! During this course, your child will examine and enjoy the incredible variety of enchanting creatures God made to inhabit the earth.

 

Materials: Textbook Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the 6th day. Junior Notebook Journal Land Animals of the Sixth Day. Pencils, colored, pencils, glue, scissors, and crayons. 

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5th-6th English (9-10:30am)

Teacher: Sarah Fancher

For English this year, we will be incorporating 4 parts: Grammar, Spelling/Vocabulary, Literature, and Writing. We are going to advance our grammar skills while using Loyola Press. We will also focus on creative writing with Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales. The four novels we will read, along with the Progeny Press Study Guides, will be Sarah Plain and Tall, My Side of the Mountain, Bridge to Terabithia, and The Horse and His Boy.

 

In order to create a mastery level of learning, we will be adding Abeka Spelling, Vocabulary, and Poetry. I'm very excited for this new and upcoming year!

Course Materials:

  • IEW Fables, Myths and Fairy Tales

  • Loyola Press Grammar Level F with test book

  • Abeka Grade 5 Spelling, Vocab, and Poetry with test book

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5th-6th Math (10:30am-12pm)

Teacher: Nicole Matute

Math 5/6 is a project-based, collaborative learning experience which utilizes the Saxon curriculum. 

 

After a Saxon placement test, students will be grouped by level and will work together and with the instructor to discover how math concepts are used in the real world. 

 

Projects like, "The Game of Life", designing a restaurant, spending a million-dollar inheritance, creating a veterinarian clinic, and planning a road trip will allow students to use the skills they are learning in practical, relatable ways and will (hopefully) remove the question of "When am I ever going to use this?" from their conversations about math. 

 

In addition to the leveled textbook (TBD for your child), you may also wish to utilize the optional resources that can be found on https://nicolethemathlady.com/ for the home portion of this course. 

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5th-6th Science (1-2pm)

Teacher: Callie Fenby

Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics {Apologia}

 

This year in science we’ll be studying God’s orderly universe in light of chemistry and physics. Don’t let those names intimidate you! Chemistry and physics is all around us and this will be a hands-on approach to studying topics such as atoms, compounds, energy, electricity and SO much more! Let’s have some fun as we appreciate God’s orderliness in creation!

Book and accompanying Notebook: https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-chemistry-physics-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

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5th-6th Spanish (2-3pm)

Teacher: Nicole Matute

Students in grades 5-12 will have an exciting opportunity to be introduced to the Spanish-speaking world this school year, without ever having to leave FAITH Homeschool Academy.

 

Not only will students learn Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and useful phrases on an introductory level to aid in their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, they will also study the cultures and histories of the many unique and vibrant countries of Spain and Latin America. 

 

Project-based, interactive learning will be the core of this class. Students will dine and serve in a restaurant, shop and work at a clothing store, plant a garden, set up a home, and go on a vacation, all without having to leave the classroom!

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5th-6th History (3-4pm)

Teacher: Callie Fenby

The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations. {Mystery of History Volume 3}

 

This year in history, we’ll be bringing the past to life as we study the years of 1455-1707. We’ll be learning about infamous characters such as Henry VIII, Ivan the Great, Galileo and many more. With class projects, debates and games...this is not your typical “memorize dates & names” history class. 

 

Book: https://themysteryofhistory.com/store/the-mystery-of-history-volume-iii/volume-iii-essential-products/the-mystery-of-history-volume-iii-the-renaissance-reformation-and-growth-of-nations-hardback/

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7th-8th English (9-10:30am)

Teacher: Kelli Hallock

The world is at your fingertips! Our IEW theme-based writing curriculum allows students to experience world history through cultural literature and the study of famous people and events while learning to write with the Structure and Style® writing method. 

Literature will include readings of The Scavengers, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and A Wrinkle in Time. Students will learn to actively read, comprehend, and reflect during their literary studies via Progeny Press resource study guides, classroom discussions, and an introduction to literary analysis activities. Students will also progress into a more advanced level of Wordly Wise vocabulary and Exercises in English grammar. 

Curriculum:

  1. IEW Modern World History based lessons student workbook

  2. Wordly Wise 3000 Book 7 and test book

  3. Loyola Press Exercises in English Level H and test book 

  4. Novels - The Scavengers, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and A Wrinkle in Time

  5. Novel study guides to be purchased from FAITH for $5 each

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7th-8th Science (10:30am-12pm)

Teacher: Callie Fenby

This year in science we will be focusing on Physical Science, meaning we’ll really be delving into chemistry and physics. From engaging classroom lectures, to hands-on labs and projects, to exciting review games, we’re going to have fun studying God’s orderliness in the natural world. We’ll be touching on subjects such as atomic structure, chemical reactions (this may be messy!), motion, forces and so much more!

 

Book:

 

https://www.apologia.com/product/physical-science-3rd-edition-student-textbook/

 

Notebook:

 

https://www.apologia.com/product/physical-science-3rd-edition-student-notebook/

 

**you do not need the test booklet as I create my own tests & quizzes 

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7th-8th Pre-Algebra (1-2pm)

Teacher: Renae Owen 

The curriculum needed for this class is:

Teaching Textbooks - Pre-Algebra

I plan to use Teaching Textbooks for all the math classes. I will plan to cover two lessons per class. I know that a hard copy of the book is usually optional, but it will be required for us to use in class.

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7th-8th History (2-3pm)

Teacher: Callie Fenby

The Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations. {Mystery of History Volume 3}

 

This year in history, we’ll be bringing the past to life as we study the years of 1455-1707. We’ll be learning about infamous characters such as Henry VIII, Ivan the Great, Galileo and many more. With class projects, debates and games...this is not your typical “memorize dates & names” history class. 

 

Book: https://themysteryofhistory.com/store/the-mystery-of-history-volume-iii/volume-iii-essential-products/the-mystery-of-history-volume-iii-the-renaissance-reformation-and-growth-of-nations-hardback/

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7th-8th Spanish (3-4pm)

Teacher: Nicole Matute

Students in grades 5-12 will have an exciting opportunity to be introduced to the Spanish-speaking world this school year, without ever having to leave F.A.I.T.H. Homeschool Academy.

 

Not only will students learn Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and useful phrases on an introductory level to aid in their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, they will also study the cultures and histories of the many unique and vibrant countries of Spain and Latin America. 

 

Project-based, interactive learning will be the core of this class. Students will dine and serve in a restaurant, shop and work at a clothing store, plant a garden, set up a home, and go on a vacation, all without having to leave the classroom!

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9th-12th Biology (9-10:30am)

Teacher: Callie Fenby

This year in high school science, we’ll be taking a closer look at Biology. From engaging class room lectures, to hands-on labs and class projects, to exciting review games, we will be having fun learning about topics like: ecology, cell theory, DNA & genetics, and Evolution vs a God-centered approach to life. We’ll even get to do some classroom dissections this year too!

 

Book:

 

https://www.apologia.com/product/biology-3rd-edition-student-textbook/

 

Notebook:

 

https://www.apologia.com/product/biology-3rd-edition-student-notebook/

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9th-12th Psychology (9-10:30am)

Teacher: Nicole Matute

Psychology means “the study of the mind”, and research in this field affects almost all, if not every, realm in our society. 

 

Students taking the Psychology from a Christian Perspective course at FAITH Homeschool Academy will have a singular opportunity to study the human mind in view of its Creator - an opportunity not likely to be found elsewhere - and will have the skills and the knowledge to not only understand the mind more comprehensively as God designed it, but to critically think about and counter psychological theories proposed by those with a differing worldview. 

 

Students will use the text titled Psychology: A Christian Perspective, High School Edition (2013) authored by Dr. Tim Rice in this course.

 

https://www.christianbook.com/homeschool-preparing-christian-students-second-edition/tim-rice/9780981558776/pd/558776?event=CFCER1

 

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9th-12th English (10:30am-12pm)

Teacher: Sarah Fancher

For English this year, we will enter into the great works of British Literature! We will read and discuss Pride and Prejudice, The Fellowship of the Ring, and MacBeth. We will be continuing our lessons in Grammar, Vocabulary, and Writing. We will use Easy Grammar and Wordly Wise as we advance into higher level skills. And lastly, we will be using a writing book that will help us continue honing our skills.

Curriculum -

  1. Novels - Pride and Prejudice, MacBeth, and The Fellowship of the Ring

  2. Progeny Press study guides to be purchased from FAITH for $5 each

  3. Wordly Wise 3000 Book 12 and test book 

  4. Easy Grammar Ultimate Series Grade 12 third edition

  5. BJU British Literature Textbook second edition 

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9th-12th English Honors (10:30am-12pm)

Teacher: Kelli Hallock

English Honors with delve into British Literature with readings of The Fellowship of the Ring, Macbeth, and Pride and Prejudice. Students will develop culture literacy through the study of different key time periods throughout British Literature, while also analyzing different prominent authors of the time through prose, essays, novels, speeches, and diary entries. Students will also respond through writing while gaining an appreciation to aesthetics within the God given gifts of story telling, language, and art. Advanced levels of Easy Grammar and Wordly Wise will be used, in addition to Progeny Press study guides to enhance literary comprehension. 

 

Curriculum -

  1. Novels - Pride and Prejudice, MacBeth, and The Fellowship of the Ring

  2. Progeny Press study guides to be purchased from FAITH for $5 each

  3. Wordly Wise 3000 Book 12 and test book 

  4. Easy Grammar Ultimate Series Grade 12

  5. BJU British Literature Textbook

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9th-12th World History (1-2pm)

Teacher: Kelli Hallock

Notgrass History's Exploring World History curriculum covers creation through the present day for a full-year high school world history course written from a Christian perspective.

Each unit is filled with enjoyable chapters and many full-color photographs of archival images, artifacts, and locations. Students will read narrative-based chapters that cover some of the world's most important events, issues, and people. This class will include historical video footage, group projects, hands on activities, and other creative modes of learning outside of the assigned reading. 

Curriculum:

  1. Exploring World History - Books 1 & 2

  2. Exploring World History - In Their Words

  3. Exploring World History - Student Review Pack with Quiz and Test Book

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9th-12th Government (1-2pm)

Teacher: Nicole Matute

Coming soon!

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9th-12th Algebra 2 (2-3pm)

Teacher: Renae Owen 

The curriculum needed for this class is:

Teaching Textbooks - Algebra 2

I plan to use Teaching Textbooks for all the math classes. I will plan to cover two lessons per class. I know that a hard copy of the book is usually optional, but it will be required for us to use in class.

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9th-12th Personal Finance (2-3pm)

Teacher: Chris Gibson

Personal Finance is a life staple that if learned early can truly make a difference in your future.  Through the Dave Ramsey curriculum we will learn how to navigate financially through life with a great understanding of how money really works.  We will learn basic foundations all the while having fun learning together!

Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool emphasizes life application while teaching money principles that will change your students’ lives forever. They will learn how to pay cash for their first car, graduate from college debt-free, give in generous and meaningful ways and more!

 

Curriculum: Foundations in Personal Finance for Homeschool. Student will only need the Student Workbook. This can be found on https://www.ramseysolutions.com/store/education/foundations-home-school

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9th-12th Algebra 1 (3-4pm)

Teacher: Renae Owen 

The curriculum needed for this class is:

Teaching Textbooks - Algebra 1

I plan to use Teaching Textbooks for all the math classes. I will plan to cover two lessons per class. I know that a hard copy of the book is usually optional, but it will be required for us to use in class.

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9th-12 Spanish (3-4pm)

Teacher: Nicole Matute

Students in grades 5-12 will have an exciting opportunity to be introduced to the Spanish-speaking world this school year, without ever having to leave F.A.I.T.H. Homeschool Academy.

 

Not only will students learn Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and useful phrases on an introductory level to aid in their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, they will also study the cultures and histories of the many unique and vibrant countries of Spain and Latin America. 

 

Project-based, interactive learning will be the core of this class. Students will dine and serve in a restaurant, shop and work at a clothing store, plant a garden, set up a home, and go on a vacation, all without having to leave the classroom!