4th Grade through 6th Grade

1st hour (8:30 - 9:25)

 

CLOSED: Outdoor & Wilderness Skills

We will learn how to survive the great outdoors with lots of hands on activities and hopefully some guest speakers! Practice your new skills at home.

 

Grade                             1-3, 4-6

Teacher:                        Jessica Rutten

Aide:                              Casi Brown

Materials Fee:               $10

Required Materials:      scissors, wet glue, crayons

Workload: 1                   Min: 4         Max: 12     

 

Greek & Roman Gods & Myths

We will learn the history of Greek & Roman gods and talk about myths from both cultures. Each student will be asked to select a Greek god or goddess and their Roman counterpart and give a presentation that compares and contrasts the two deities.

Grade                             4-6

Teacher:                        Jennifer Lockie

Aide:                              Angela Gregory

Materials Fee:               $5

Required Materials:      notebooks, pencils, or erasable pens, scissors, colored pencils, crayons, glue, folder

Workload: 4                   Min: 2         Max: 14    

2ND HOUR  (9:30 - 10:25)

Writing Ninjas Beginners - IEW

Calling all Writers! This class is an entry level course into the writing concepts of IEW. IEW utilizes special types of note taking tools and unique tips and tricks to help any budding writer. This class is for students who have

never had any IEW experience or minimal experience.

 

Grades:                          4-6

Class Fee:                      $120

Required Supplies:       Fables, Myths, and Fairytales (Student Book) This can be purchased on the IEW website or Amazon. A binder with paper is also required. A pack of clear sheet protectors will also be needed.

Teacher:                        Kelly Hafner

Workload: 4                   Min: 5         Max: 12

 

CLOSED - Crime Scene Detectives

Every week we will explore a new crime scene. we will learn reasoning and critical thinking skills. You will become Sherlock Holmes for the day and solve new crimes by analyzing fibers, fingerprints, dirt, footprints, and more!

 

Grades:                          4-6

Materials Fee:               $20

Required Supplies:       Notebooks, pencils, scissors, colored pencils

Teacher:                        Melissa Terhorst

Workload: 1-2                Min: 5         Max: 15

 

 

3RD HOUR (11:00 - 11:55)

Home Economics

Students will learn practical skills for modern home life, including, but not limited to: baking bread from scratch, growing and cooking with fresh herbs, mending clothes, replacing a button, nutrition, basic first aid, personal finance, home management and maintenance, community awareness and hospitality. I will be asking for input from students and parents for topic suggestions.  

Grades:                          4-6

Class Fee:                      $20

Required Supplies:       A good pair of scissors

Teacher:                         Alicia Coughlin

 Aide:                             Allison Shelley

Workload: 1-12              Min: 5         Max: 15

 

Move Those Muscles

In this high energy gym class, students will be challenged each week through team games, sports, obstacle courses, aerobics, workouts and more! Be prepared to break a sweat!

Grades:                          4-6

Class Fee:                      $5

Required Supplies:       Gym shoes, filled water bottle. Students may occasionally be asked to bring supplies from home if they have them.

Teacher:                        Kim Oleszkiewicz

Aide:                              Krissy Tyrell

Workload: 0                   Min: 6         Max: +

 

 

4TH HOUR (12:00 - 12:55)

Writing Warriors - IEW

This class is for the student who has had at least a year of IEW and feels confident with the basic principles. Come polish your writing skills while traveling the historical world stage.

 

Grades:                          4-MS

Class Fee:                       $150

Required Supplies:       Modern World History-Based Writing Lessons (Student Book). This can be purchased on the IEW website or     Amazon. A binder with paper is also required. A pack of clear sheet protectors will also be needed.

Teacher:                        Kelly Hafner

Aide:                              Victoria Gladden Torres

Workload: 4                  Min: 5         Max: 12

 

CLOSED - Math Wars

Fine tune your math skills and entertain your competitive spirit by participating in math wars! Each week will be a different game that will require you to use your critical thinking skills to compete against yourself or your classmates.

 

Grades:                          4-6

Class Fee:                      $5

Required Supplies:      pencil, paper, skinny dry erase marker, dry  erase eraser (cloth), small calculator

Teacher:                        Paula Wangler

Aide:                             

Workload: 0                   Min: 4         Max: 16

 

 

 

Middle School Only

 

1ST HOUR - (8:15 - 9:30)

Biology Middle School

A beginning introduction to biology that sets the foundations for high school studies. The class will focus on vocabulary and basic concepts. Topics will include: Chemistry of Life, Basic Biochemistry, Introduction to the Cell, Cell Function, Enzymes, Photosynthesis, Cellular Respiration, DNA, Mitosis, Meiosis, Genes, Heredity, Genetic Variation, Creation and EvolutionOrigins Models, Biological Classification, Viruses, Bacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plants, and Animalia. There will not be dissection at this level. This is a year long class. There will be daily work and weekly tests.

Grade:                            MS 6th-8th grade

Class Fee:                      $100/semester

Materials Fee:               $75/year

Required Supplies:       lab goggles, dedicated lab notebook, dedicated biology folder, internet access (with iGrade and quizlet accounts), colored pencils, pencils, scissors, double-sided tape

Teacher:                        Heidi Short

Workload: 5+               Min: 6         Max: 12

 

Let’s Argue

Did you ever have a squabble with a friend that did not go well? Did she manipulate your emotions? Did he provide misleading or confusing information? Did they miss the point? In this class, we will learn how to spot and avoid bad arguments while learning to strengthen our own cases by studying the 28 errors in logic frequently found in our fallacious world. We will search for examples each week in commercials, videos, music lyrics, printed ads and more. We will design our own fallacious ads to sell products and to run for office. Will you win?

 

Grades:                          MS/HS

Class Fee:                     $60

Required Supplies:       The Art of Argument (Classic Academic Press, 2010)

Teacher:                        Victoria Gladden-Torres

Workload: 4                   Min: 5         Max: 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

2ND HOUR  (9:35 - 10:40)

Dave Rampsy's - Foundations in Personal Finance: Middle School Edition for Homeschool

We will use the videos, workbook, and activities that directly applies to the student’s actual finances. Each student will have clear understanding of debt, budgeting, saving, investing and other financial basics. I have lead 50+ families through Dave Ramsey’s FPU and the economy is my hobby.

The curriculum includes more than 35 activities that provide personal finance knowledge and life skills in a student-centered, competency-based approach to learning. The activities are also linked with our blended learning website, foundationsU.

● Meets standards and benchmarks in all 50 states

● Meets all Jump$tart national standards

● Case studies to engage students in real-world application of financial principles

● Parent guide to encourage ongoing interaction with financial topics

● Pre- and post-tests for the course and a summative assessment

● Scripture reference guide for additional study of Biblical teaching related to finance

Grade:                            MS

Class Fee:                      $40

Required Supplies:       None, though students are expected to bring provide materials

Teacher:                        Pr. Kurt Hoover

Workload: 4                 Min: 4         Max: 12

 

 

 

3RD HOUR (10:45 - 11:50)

Elegant Essay

Elegant Essay is the perfect tool to help any writer understand the components of essay writing. This is the skill that students will use most as they move through high school and college. Vocabulary will also be a component of this class. IEW experience is not necessary but helpful.

Grade:                            MS/HS

Class Fee:                      $150

Required Supplies:       The Elegant Essay by Lesha Myers. This can be purchased on the IEW website or Amazon. A binder with paper is also required. A pack of clear sheet protectors will also be needed. Barrons- Picture These SAT Words Edition is also needed and can be purchased on Amazon.

Teacher:                        Kelly Haftner

Aide:                              Victoria Gladden Torres

Workload: 5                 Min: 5         Max: 12

 

Polymer Clay Art

 

Polymer Clay is an exciting colorful sculpting medium that allows you to sculpt anything you can imagine. In this class you’ll learn all the basics plus tips from the pros so that you will have the knowledge to sculpt any of your ideas.  Included skills will be sculpting tips, working with color, and design concepts.  You will leave this class with a collection of your own sculptures and art, plus the knowledge you need to continue creating on your own. Cost for class includes ALL tools and materials, nothing extra will be required.
I have almost 30 years experience working with polymer clay and currently serve as the Vice President of the Americas for the International Polymer Clay Association. I share projects over on my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/bethwest as well as my Instagram account www.instagram.com/oneblockwest.

 

Grades:                          MS/HS

Class Fee:                      $200

Required Supplies:       all provided

Teacher:                         Beth West

Workload:                      minimal work to be done at home, most will happen in class 

Min: 3         Max: 12

 

 

 

4TH HOUR (11:55 - 12:55)

  

Writing Warriors - IEW

This class is for the student who has had at least a year of IEW and feels confident with the basic principles. Come polish your writing skills while traveling the historical world stage.

 

Grades:                          4-MS

Class Fee:                      $150

Required Supplies:       Modern World History-Based Writing Lessons (Student Book). This can be purchased on the IEW website or Amazon. A binder with paper is also required. A pack of clear sheet protectors will also be needed.

Teacher:                        Kelly Hafner

Workload: 4                   Min: 5         Max: 12

 

 

Biblical Archaeology

 

We will uncover and discover sites, history and artifacts from Biblical times and learn about the ancient civilizations that were thought to be myths. We will use God’s Word to unravel archaeological finds with a brief study of what archaeology is, followed by “Unwrapping the Pharaohs” and concluding with “Unveiling the Kings of Israel.” This course is 36 lessons. While some work will be done at home during breaks, it is important to note that this is a 2 part class. Fall = part 1, Spring=part 2. This 2 part class is considered 1 credit via Historical Science. There will be a medium workload with individual work, activities to complete and record and possible group meetings outside of class. Books will need to be purchased at masterbooks.com prior to the beginning of class.

 

Grade:                            MS-HS

Materials Fee:               $50

Required Supplies:       internet access, notebooks, pencils, “Unwrapping the Pharaohs” and “Unveiling the Kings of Israel”. On the Master Books website, search for Biblical Archaeology. Please purchase the complete set, including the teacher’s guide so you have the worksheets. The purchase should include 3 textbooks and the teacher’s manual. https://www.masterbooks.com/biblical-archaeology-pack

Teacher:                        Melissa Terhorst

Workload: 4                 Min: 5         Max: 12