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 a smaller number of students (K4-K5: 10 students; 1st-4th: 15 students; 6th-12th: 20 students). 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.

Tuesday & Thursday Classes 2022-2023

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Kids in Preschool
K4 Program (9:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Brianna Bullock

I am so excited about what this school year has to offer for your child! As a level 1 kindergarten class, we will be learning through play! Learning through play for younger children helps them to understand the world through a lens that is easy for them to comprehend. Ways that I plan to accomplish this is by pretend play, structured and unstructured play, art, puzzles, reading, building, nature, and games. Each of these activities is going to be integrated into their weekly lessons. The combination of hands-on activities and structured class time will make my goals for your child easy to reach! 

My goal by the end of this year is for your child to know their alphabet and their sounds. They will be able to read some sight words to prepare them for Level 2 Kindergarten. They will know how to properly use their pencil and write their letters and numbers along with simple words. Your child will leave my classroom with an understanding of counting, basic geometry, matching, understanding the order of numbers (between, before, and after), understanding contrasting numbers (same, greater than, less than), understanding length comparisons. K-Level 1 class is all about basic foundations. By them strengthening these foundations, they will be confident and successful throughout their school years! 

 

Materials: Wooden pencils (please NO mechanical), crayons, glue, scissors, purple and yellow 3-prong folder.

Curriculum: MasterBooks Simply K, Math, and My Story K.

 https://www.masterbooks.com/homeschool-curriculum/grade-level/kindergarten

Kindergarten Guide
K5 Program (9:00-12:00 PM - Morning Session) & (1:00-2:00 PM - Afternoon Session)
Teacher: Chris Gibson

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..

​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. 

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: Abeka K5: Numbers Skills book, Letters and Sounds book, Social Studies book, and Basic Phonics Readers - "I Learn to Read" set.

Materials:

 

 

Fruits and Vegetables
K4-1st Health and Wellness (2:00-3:30 PM)

Teacher: Taylor Smith

Healthy Living:

    •    Body Awareness: Caring for your body, personal hygiene, importance of sleep, body safety, etc. Positive ways students can think and feel about themselves and how special they are because God created them unique.

    •    Nutrition: Fueling your body so you are healthy & strong. Eating healthy foods helps our bodies and minds and keeps us from getting sick.

    •    Exercise: Breathing, relaxing, using our energy & strength, etc.

Managing Yourself: Students will learn to manage their own resources: time, energy, possessions, money, technology use, mindfulness, thoughts & feelings.

Relationships with Others: “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them...” (Matthew 7:12)

Students will learn and practice respect, empathy, friendliness, kindness, honesty, cooperation, conflict resolution, as well as other positive ways of dealing with others.

Real World Skills: housekeeping chores, infant knowledge, gardening, sewing. This is a great age to train our children to start to take care of themselves and help around the house.

Outdoor Reading
1st Reading Foundations (AM)
Teacher: Michele McLean

This class continues to work on the foundations of phonics and reading. We will practice vowel and consonant sounds, vowel and consonant blends, short and long vowel sounds, and sight words, We will incorporate games and hands-on activities to help boost reading skills. 

 

Materials: 

 

Curriculum: 

By the Great Wall of China
1st-2nd History (3:00-4:00 PM)
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!  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.

 

Curriculum: Geography notebook: (printed by FAITH $25)

                  

Materials: Binder, pencils, and colored pencils

                     Primary Atlas (Rand McNally) 

                    ** Books can be purchased on rainbowresource.com

Spinner Dolphins
1st-2nd Science (1:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Laurie Parker & Bridgette Brady

God filled the Earth’s waters with animals great and small. Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, part of Apologia’s Young Explorer Series, covers swimming creatures from the microscopic to the massive. No matter how near or far you live from the ocean, our class will wonder at God’s designs in the amazing aquatic animals He formed.

 

Materials: pencils, crayons, folder

 

Curriculum: Apologia - Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day & Jr. Notebook

In the Classroom
1st-2nd Writing/English (2:00-3:00 PM)
Teacher: Michele McLean & Bridgette Brady

This class is an introduction to writing where students learn the foundations to become confident, creative, and expressive writers. Students will study how to model writing and will construct paragraphs and stories from these models. We will be using the Just Write Curriculum by Educator's Publishing Service.

 

Materials: 

 

Curriculum: Write About Me, Just Write Book 1

Math Exercises
Math Level 1 (10:00-11:00 AM)
Teacher: Bridgette Brady

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, adding one and two digit numbers with and without regrouping, and an introduction to subtracting. Handouts will be provided based on the concepts we’ll study, along with a simple practice book. 

 

Materials: 1 inch 3 ring binder, pencils, colored pencils, scissors

 

Curriculum: Singapore Dimensions (Grade 1A-1B Workbook)

https://www.singaporemath.com/collections/dimensions-math-pk-5 

Student Learning Mathematics
Math Level 2 (10:00-11:00 AM)
Teacher: Lorena Perman

We will be focusing on developing math concepts and skills that are fundamental for these age groups, such as multi-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication, divison, fractions, decimals, and more. In an interactive way, we will encourage students to experience these math concepts and stregthen them by using manipulatives and fun exercises in class as well as videos that will supplement and challenge their minds according to their level. We will use in class Math Antics online program and worksheets that go with it. I will provide those at the appropriate time.

 

Materials: Graph paper notebok, pencils, color pencils, eraser, folder (three prong), addition and multiplication flash cards.

 

Curriculum: https://www.amazon.com/Workbooks-Multiplication-Subtracting-Homeschool-Curriculum/dp/1483808718?

Child at school
Math Level 3 (9:00-10:00 AM)
Teacher: Lorena Perman

 

We will be focusing on developing math concepts and skills that are fundamental for these age groups, such as multi-digit addition and subtraction, multiplication, divison, fractions, decimals, and more. In an interactive way, we will encourage students to experience these math concepts and stregthen them by using manipulatives and fun exercises in class as well as videos that will supplement and challenge their minds according to their level. We will use in class Math Antics online program and worksheets that go with it. I will provide those at the appropriate time.

 

Materials: Graph paper notebok, pencils, color pencils, eraser, folder (three prong), addition and multiplication flash cards.

 

Curriculum:  https://www.amazon.com/Multiplication-Measurement-Conversions-HomeschoolCurriculum/dp/1483808726/ref=sr_1_8crid=K1Q92HYJTZM1&keywords=math+workbooks+grade+4&qid=1658112808&s=books&sprefix=math+workbooks+grade+4%2Cstripbooks%2C150&sr=1-8

Raising a Hand
Spanish 1 (11:00-12:00 PM)
Teacher: Bridgette Brady

This will be an introductory Spanish class. Students will learn common greetings and phrases, numbers, colors, etc. to build a solid foundation. We will practice understanding with hands on, colorful activities and pronunciation in a fun, interactive way. 

Materials: 1 inch 3 ring binder, pencils, colored pencils, scissors

 

Curriculum: Handouts will be provided for an interactive notebook 

Classroom
Spanish 2 (11:00-12:00 PM)
Teacher: Lorena Perman

This class will be a continuation of last year's course. We will continue building grammatical structures with more advanced verb conjugations, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and commong expressions in the native language. We will also use these fundamental language structures to develop conversational skills using games and engaging exercises. 

Materials: Notebook, folder, pencils, color pencils, eraser, scissors

 

Curriculum: The Complete Book of Spanish - Grades 1-3 (same book from last year)

Reading a Book
1st-4th Reading (9:00-10:00am Lvl 2; 10:00-11:00am Lvl 3; 11:00am-12:00pm 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: Explode the Code book 1 1/2, Abeka Fun with Pets Reader grade 1

Materials: crayona, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, thin three ring binder.

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: Abeka Fun with Friends Reader grade 2, Horizone Spelling & Vocabulary grade 2

Materials: crayons, pencils, scissors, glue sticks, thin three ring binder.
 

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: Abeka Reading Comp 3 Skill Sheets, Spelling Connections Grade 4, Charlotte's Web novel and workbook (second half of the year)

Materials: pencils, scissors, glue sticks, thin three ring binder

Whale Shark
3rd-4th Science (2:00-3:00 PM)
Teacher: Laurie Parker

God filled the Earth’s waters with animals great and small. Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day, part of Apologia’s Young Explorer Series, covers swimming creatures from the microscopic to the massive. No matter how near or far you live from the ocean, our class will wonder at God’s designs in the amazing aquatic animals He formed.

 

Materials: pencils, crayons, folder

 

Curriculum: Apologia - Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day & Jr. Notebook

America
3rd-4th History (3:00-4:00 PM)
Teacher: Laurie Parker

Our American Heritage by Abeka gives children an overview of the first 500 years of US history through over 50 biographical characters, covering presidents, generals, preachers, pioneers, and other leaders. Students will learn about the growth and expansion of The United States of America as they read about Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, Lewis & Clark, Harriet Tubman, Dwight L. Moody, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Clara Barton, Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King Jr., President Obama, President Trump, and much more!

 

Materials: pencils, crayons, scissors, glue, 1 inch 3 ring binder

Curriculum: Abeka History Child Kit - Grade 3

Notebook
3rd-4th Writing/English (1:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Michele McLean

This class introduces students to the excitement of writing in different genres, including mysteries, science fiction, and nonfiction. Students will learn to plan, create, self-edit, and publish stories and reports. 

 

Curriculum: 

Loyola Press: Exercises in English - Level C  and assessment book

Educators Publishing Service Just Write Books 2 &3 

 

Materials: 

One folder, pencils, pens, and highlighters 

 ** Books can be purchased on rainbowresource.com

 

Sea Sponges
5th-6th Science (3:00-4:00 PM)
Teacher: Callie Fenby

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of Zoology. God filled the Earth’s waters with animals great and small. Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day covers swimming creatures from the microscopic to the massive. From engaging classroom lectures & hands out labs, to actually doing group dissections, this will be a great year of science for your 5/6th grader!

Materials: Notebook with folders to keep paper, colored pencils

 

Curriculum:  Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures Textbook, Zoology 2 Regular Notebooking Journal

**please note: this is NOT the “Junior” one. The younger students will be using that.

https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-2-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

Geography Lesson
5th-6th World Geography (2:00-3:00 PM)
Teacher: Nicole Matute

From mountains to valleys, deserts to rainforests, rivers to canyons, and everything in between - students will be amazed to explore the diversity of God’s beautiful geographical creation, discover how and why it has changed throughout the millennia, and how His most loved creation of all (people) has utilized these geographical features to develop unique societies, foods, culture, and industries. 

 

World Geography Students can look forward to: 

-Gaining expert knowledge on a geographical region of interest (one per semester), and teaching others via physical or digital creations.

-Experimenting with new and delicious recipes from around the world, and sharing their creations with their classmates.

-Developing critical thinking skills like questioning, evaluating, and comparing theories related to geography. 

-Preparing for and competing in a class Geography Bee. 

-Learning useful words and phrases in various languages, and discussing how geography influences language. 

-Being exposed to fields of study like archaeology, geology, and history as they relate to geography. 

-Discovering local areas of interest to learn more about geography in a hands-on way. 

-Taking “virtual field trips”. 

-Developing respect and compassion for all who are made in God’s image, especially as they understand how geographical regions, features, and resources influence and affect people groups over time.

Curriculum:  The student texts and course materials can be purchased using the link below. The complete package (including the teacher’s guide - 3 books total) is required for every student. 

https://www.masterbooks.com/elementary-geography-cultures-pack

Materials: A student planner, a geography notebook and folder to be used only for this class, colored pencils. writing utensils

Reading a Book
5th English (10:30-12:00 PM)
Teacher: Michelle McLean

This class will encompass Literature, Writing, and Language Arts. Students will engage in reading comprehension and analysis. Our Language Arts studies will include grammar, spelling, and vocabulary. The writing portion of the class will teach students a solid foundation in descriptive, informative, and narrative writing, and build self-editing skills. 

 

Curriculum: Novels -  Jean Craighead George: My Side of the Mountain, Lois Lowry: Number the Stars, Barbara Robinson: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, C. S. Lewis: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

                        Progeny Press study guides (printed by FAITH - Cost $6)

                        Wordly Wise 3000 (3rd Edition) - Book 5 and assessment book

                        Loyola Press: Exercises in English - Level E and assessment book

                        IEW The Elegant Essay                  

Materials: ​ Binder, loose-leaf paper, pencils, pens, and highlighters 

** Books can be purchased on rainbowresource.com

Geometry Set
5th Math (9:00-10:30 AM)
Teacher: Nicole Matute

Students in Math 5 will continue building on the skills they developed in Math 4, and will apply them to “real world” scenarios. It is my goal to make math engaging and relevant through games, activities, and project based learning exercises in addition to the daily lesson activities. This year, students can expect to receive more individualized assistance during independent work times, learn cooperatively with other students during math project times, and discover how math is found in creation as well as how we use it every day. 

 

Curriculum:

We will be using Teaching Textbooks 5 (textbook only) in class this year. The required book and answer key can be found using this link: https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/discs-and-books

The optional, but recommended, audiovisual lesson and scoring app may be purchased  here: https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/math5-version4.html

 

Materials: A student planner, notebook and folder that will be used only for this class, graphing paper, a ruler, protractor, and play money (bills and coins), colored pencils, scissors, and pencils or erasable pens

 

For your reference, here is the scope and sequence chart for Math 5. 

https://content.teachingtextbooksapp.com/magentoimages/Scope__Sequence_Math_3_to_7.pdf

 

You may also wish to use this placement test to determine your child’s readiness and/or weaknesses before beginning Math 5. 

https://content.teachingtextbooksapp.com/magentoimages/Math5_Placement-Test.pdf

Old Globe
5th-6th History (1:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Callie Fenby

We will be picking back up with the second half of The Mystery of History (volume III) this year! Covering years 1572-1707, we’ll cover what the author calls, “The Growth of Nations”. We’ll learn about famous characters such as Sir Francis Bacon, Shakespeare, Galileo, and Peter I, as well as major events all over the world such as the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the founding of Jamestown & so much more! This is not your typical history class where we just memorize names & dates, I try to get my students engrossed in the lessons every class!

Materials: Binder with folders (I provide all the homework packets, students will need a way to keep them together and not get lost).

 

Curriculum:  The Mystery of History (Volume III) textbook. If you already have one from last year, you don’t need to purchase a new 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/

 

Math Class
6th Math (10:30-12:00 PM)
Teacher: Nicole Matute

Students in Math 6 will continue building on the skills they developed in Math 5, and will apply them to “real world” scenarios. It is my goal to make math engaging and relevant through games, activities, and project based learning exercises in addition to the daily lesson activities. This year, students can expect to receive more individualized assistance during independent work times, learn cooperatively with other students during math project times, and discover how math is found in creation as well as how we use it every day. 

Curriculum:

We will be using Teaching Textbooks 6 (textbook only) in class this year. The required book and answer key can be found using the link: https://www.teachingtextbooks.com/discs-and-books

 

Materials: A student planner, notebook and folder that will be used only for this class, graphing paper, a ruler, protractor, and play money (bills and coins), colored pencils, scissors, and pencils or erasable pens

 

For your reference, you may wish to review this scope and sequence chart:

https://content.teachingtextbooksapp.com/magentoimages/Scope__Sequence_Math_3_to_7.pdf

 

You may also choose to use this placement test to determine your child’s readiness and/or weaknesses before beginning Math 6: https://content.teachingtextbooksapp.com/magentoimages/Math6_Placement-Test.pdf

Reading a Book
6th English (9:00-10:30 AM)
Teacher: Sarah Fancher

For English this year, we will be incorporating 4 parts: Grammar, Vocabulary, Literature, and Writing. We are going to advance our grammar skills while using Loyola Press, and learn new vocabulary with Wordly Wise 6. We will also focus on creating a proper essay for upper English classes with IEW: The Elegant Essay.

 

Curriculum:  IEW The Elegant Essay, Loyola Press Grammar Level E with TEST BOOK, Wordly Wise 6 (fourth edition) with TEST BOOK.

Novels: Indian in the Cupboard, Across Five Aprils, Voyage of the Dawn Trader, and Anne of Green Gables, along with Progeny Press study guides (purchased from FAITH $6).

 

Materials: binder, notebook paper, pencils, pens, highlighters.​

Calculate Savings
6th-8th Personal Finance (3:00-4:00 PM)
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 Middle School Edition Student Workbook. This can be found on https://www.ramseysolutions.com/store/education/foundations-home-school

Math Exercises
7th Math (1:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Renae Owen

Teaching Textbooks will be used for all the math classes. Two lessons per class will be taught. The hard copy of the textbook will be required for class.

Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks - 7th Grade Math

Materials: Binder, loose leaf paper, pencils

Colorful Books
7th-8th English (9:00-10:30 AM)
Teacher: Kelli Hallock

From thesis statements to transitions, introductions to conclusions, students will learn the building blocks of a well-crafted essay in IEW's The Elegant Essay. Students will be gain confidence in their ability to adequately craft descriptive writing, argumentative writing, and the beginning phases of literary analysis. Supplemental activities and lessons, along with creative elements, will be included to further encourage practice and understanding of essay writing that will prove purposeful in upper-level English classes. 

 

Curriculum: Novels - Mark Twain: Tom Sawyer

                                         Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden

                                         J.R.R. Tolkien: The Hobbit

                        IEW The Elegant Essay 

(https://www.christianbook.com/writing-lessons-building-analytical-third-edition/lesha-myers/9780977986019/pd/986019?en=google&event=SHOP&kw=homeschool-20-40%7C986019&p=1179710&utm_source=google&dv=c&gclid=Cj0KCQjw54iXBhCXARIsADWpsG-XWGS4U39whUYBjeOua6po9EGK8tocrvCjJc5X39zx3JvRPfg50TEaAmhAEALw_wcB)

                        Progeny Press study guides (printed by FAITH - Cost $6)

                        Wordly Wise 3000 - Book 8 and assessment book

(https://www.christianbook.com/wordly-wise-3000-book-student-edition/9780838877081/pd/877083?en=google&event=SHOP&kw=homeschool-0 20%7C877083&p=1179710&utm_source=google&dv=c&gclid=Cj0KCQjw54iXBhCXARIsADWpsG8XKTbvbOwaV1J0m_pIfBqqJQGEuy6o0hwcIQn5fHjq6vF3-0DQW90aAjz-EALw_wcB)

                        Loyola Press: Exercises in English - Level G and assessment book (https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/023570/Exercises-in-English-2013-Level-G-Student-Workbook.html?)

 Materials: Binder, loose leaf paper, pencils, pens, and highlighters 

Solar Eclipse
7th-8th Science (10:30-12:00 PM)
Teacher: Callie Fenby

This is a true general science course covering a wide range of the branches of science. There is a large component of Earth Science (modules include astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, earth study, geology, paleontology, and environmental science) to give students a great foundation of that broad field of study. Engaging classroom lectures accompanied by hands-on labs, this will be an exciting year of science for your 7/8th grader!

Curriculum: 

General Science, 3rd Edition, Student Textbook, General Science, 3rd Edition, Student Notebook

https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-basic-set-general-science-3rd-edition/

(This link includes the test booklet that students do it need)

Materials: Binder with loose leaf paper for note taking, colored pencils

Old Globe
7th-8th History (2:00-3:00 PM)
Teacher: Callie Fenby

We will be picking back up with the second half of The Mystery of History (volume III) this year! Covering years 1572-1707, we’ll cover what the author calls, “The Growth of Nations”. We’ll learn about famous characters such as Sir Francis Bacon, Shakespeare, Galileo, and Peter I, as well as major events all over the world such as the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the founding of Jamestown & so much more! This is not your typical history class where we just memorize names & dates, I try to get my students engrossed in the lessons every class!

Curriculum:  The Mystery of History (Volume III) textbook. If you already have one from last year, you don’t need to purchase a new 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/

Materials: Binder with folders (I provide all the homework packets, students will need a way to keep them together and not get lost).

Math Formulas and a Calculator
8th Pre Algebra (3:00-4:00 PM)
Teacher: Renae Owen

Teaching Textbooks will be used for all the math classes. Two lessons per class will be taught. The hard copy of the textbook will be required for class.

Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks - Pre-Algebra

Materials: Binder, loose leaf paper, pencils

Public Speaker
7th-12th Speech/Public Speaking (1:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Kelli Hallock

Many people rank Public Speaking as one of their greatest fears. Our Speech curriculum for high school is designed to remove the intimidation factor and provide so much fun along the way that Speech becomes an opportunity for success instead of a recipe for disaster. Shy kids learn to find their voices and confident kids learn to hone their public speaking skills. Students will learn things such a elevator pitches, interview skills, spoken word poetry, teaching lessons, biographical reports, and more. 

 

Curriculum: 7 Sisters Speech 1 Public Speaking student workbook (printed by FAITH - Cost $7)

                         7 Sisters Introductory Interview Skills for Teens student workbook (printed by FAITH - Cost $7)

Materials: Binder, loose leaf paper, pencils, pens, and highlighters

Human Skeleton Sketch
7th-12th Health/Human Development (1:00-2:00 PM)
Teacher: Nicole Matute

Have you ever tried to help a toddler dress himself, only to be fiercely told, “I can do it!”? Or played “peek-a-boo” with a baby cousin? Or listened as an elderly grandparent reminisced about meaningful times in his or her life? Or maybe, you’ve wondered why an older sibling suddenly no longer enjoys the activities she used to love. 

 

You’re not alone. In fact, there’s a whole field of study dedicated to exploring exactly these types of human behaviors, and then using the findings to shape everything from education to entertainment. 

 

In Health and Human Development, we will critically examine the research and theories that have been developed in an attempt to explain these behaviors from a Christian/Biblical worldview. 

 

In addition, students in Health and Human Development can look forward to hands on and engaging activities like: 

--Recognizing and explaining how research findings in this field have been used to influence entertainment, education, advertisement, social media, and just about anything else humans do. 

-Interviewing and/or observing members in the various stages of human development.

-Creating healthy exercise, diet, and hygiene routines suitable for individuals in each stage.

-Recognizing the unique spiritual, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical needs persons in each stage of life have and

-Developing and implementing compassionate yet practical ways to meet those needs.

-Creating and implementing engaging age appropriate activities to younger student volunteers and/or siblings.

 

Curriculum: The curriculum and syllabus we will be following can be found at the link below, and will be printed by F.A.I.T.H. ($10).  https://www.7sistershomeschool.com/product/human-development-from-a-christian-worldview/

Materials: A student planner, a notebook and folder to be used only in this class, highlighters, colored pencils, and writing utensils

Hola Sign
7th-12th Spanish 2 (3:00-4:00 PM)
Teacher: Nicole Matute

Hola, estudiantes! I am muy feliz that you have decided to continue developing the language skills you gained during Spanish I! This year, in addition to building on our grammar and vocabulary, we will spend more time practicing the skills we learned last year, but with a greater emphasis on listening and speaking. Through the use of oral fluency exercises and interesting active and passive listening activities, you will notice your language abilities rise to a new level and develop the confidence you need to use your skills outside of the classroom.

 

Curriculum: We will be briefly reviewing units 1-5 of our text from Abeka’s Spanish I before diving into unit 6 as the start of Spanish II. If you are new to our class this year, bienvenidos! You can find the text we will use below. (Returning middle school students who completed Spanish I using the workbook option will also need this text.)

https://www.abeka.com/abekaonline/bookdescription.aspx?sbn=304263

Materials: A student planner, notebook and folder to be used only in this class, highlighters, colored pencils, and writing utensils, index cards and/or a digital flash card app, on occasion (I will give advance notice), a phone or tablet and headphones for in class listening exercises.

Math Formulas
8th-9th Algebra 1 (2:00-3:00 PM)
Teacher: Renae Owen

Teaching Textbooks will be used for all the math classes. Two lessons per class will be taught. The hard copy of the textbook will be required for class.

Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks - Algebra 1

Materials: Binder, loose leaf paper, pencils

Book on Table
9th-10th English 1 (10:30-12:00 PM)
Teacher: Sarah Fancher 

For English this year, we will be continuing our Grammar studies with Easy Grammar Grade 9, widening our vocabulary with Wordly Wise 9, and broaden our writing skills with IEW Windows to the World. 

 

Curriculum: Wordly Wise 3000 Book 9 (fourth edition) and TEST BOOK, Easy Grammar Ultimate Series Grade 9 (Third edition) and TEST BOOK, IEW Windows to the World

Novels: A Christmas Carol, The Two Towers, Jane Eyre, and Shakespeare's Hamlet

Progeny Press study guides (printed by FAITH - $6 per study guide)

 Materials: Notebook (used for writing, drafts, planning, etc.), binder, loose leaf paper, pencils, pens, and highlighters

Surrealistic Planet
11th-12th English 2 (10:30-12:00 PM)
Teacher: Kelli Hallock
This class is for students who have previously taken English 1 or are returning students from English Honors. Students will read C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy: Out of  the Silent Planet, Perelandra, and That Hideous Strength, and a historical fiction novel, Once Upon a Wardrobe. We will also view infamous films in Fantasy Fiction such as C.S. Lewis' Narnia series, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, and more. Our main focus within these texts is to identify God's lead and bravely follow, stand up to modernistic philosophies that are destructive, think imaginatively, and, simply, enjoy reading fantasy fiction. These novels will be accompanied by a short story writing unit: Myth Fantasy. Students will spend the year in a writing workshop format to create their own fantasy short stories. Included in our short story writing curriculum is vocabulary, foundational writing concepts, and literary analysis.

 

Curriculum: Novels - C.S. Lewis: Space Trilogy (three novels)

                                          Patti Callahan: Once Upon the Wardrobe

                        7 Sisters Myth Fantasy Short Story unit (printed by FAITH - Cost $5)

                        7 Sisters C.S. Lewis study guides (printed by FAITH - Cost $5 per study guide)

 Materials: Notebook (used for writing, drafts, planning, etc.) and/or binder, loose leaf paper, pencils, pens, and highlighters

USA Flag
9th-12th American History (3:00-4:00 PM)
Teacher: Kelli Hallock
Providing students with an overview of American history from Columbus to the present day, Exploring America from Notgrass Company is a full-year high school course that presents US history 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:  Notgrass Exploring America - Books 1 & 2​

                          Notgrass Exploring America - Student Review Pack with Quiz and Test Book

Materials: Binder, loose leaf paper, pencils, pens, and highlighters

Dollars
9th-12th Personal Finance (2:00-3:00 PM)
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

Teacher Writing a Formula on a Blackboard
9th-12th Algebra 2 (9:00-10:30 AM)
Teacher: Rachel Ogadah

Teaching Textbooks will be used for all the math classes. Two lessons per class will be taught. The hard copy of the textbook will be required for class.

Curriculum: Teaching Textbooks - Algebra 2

Materials: Binder, loose leaf paper, pencils

Underwater Scuba Diving
9th-12th Marine Biology (9:00-10:30 AM)
Teacher: Callie Fenby
God’s oceans are an amazing ecosystem full of fascinating, even bizarre creatures with cool abilities that are extremely intriguing. Sherri Seligson’s own excitement about the world of marine biology is contagious and draws students into that underwater realm to explore with her. This is one of the few homeschool science courses that includes an entire education on ecology. The creator-God designed the earth’s astonishing ecosystem for His glory and the needs of his creatures, and it is a crucially important science for Christians in our day to understand accurately. We will have engaging classroom lectures, class projects/presentations and plenty of hands-on dissections!

Curriculum: 

Marine Biology, 2nd Edition, Student Textbook, Marine Biology 2nd Edition Student Notebook

https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-marine-biology-2nd-edition-softcover/

(This link Includes the test book which students do NOT need)

Materials: Binder with loose leaf paper for note taking, colored pencils