4th Grade through 6th Grade

1st hour (8:30 - 9:25)

CLOSED

 

Music Theory 

Music Theory is open to both the 1st-3rd grade and 4th-6th grade pods.  We will be covering all general music theory including staff, clefs, notes, measures, bar lines, musical alphabet, ledger lines, and time.  This is a beginner friendly class!  All supplies will be provided.  Students will be sent home with various manipulatives to study what they have learned weekly.  Some memorization and studying is required. 

 

Grade:                           1st-6th

Teacher:                        Selena Visser

Aide:                              NEEDED

Materials Fee:               $25

Required Materials:      All supplies will be provided.

Workload: 2                   Min: 6         Max: 12

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

Fitness

Get sweaty and work those muscles in our fitness class. We will be doing everything from calisthenics to running and everything in between. Let’s build some strong, healthy bodies together!

 

Grade:                           4th-6th

Teacher:                        Mandi Capo

Aide:                              Jessica Rutten

Materials Fee:               $10

Required Materials:      Comfy clothes to move in, gym shoes, your motivation and a GOOD ATTITUDE

Workload:                      1                 Min: 4         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 as we learn to sculpt miniatures. You will leave this class with your own collection of tiny art; plus, the knowledge you need to continue creating on your own. 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:                4-6

Class Fee:            $120

Supplies:              All provided

Teacher:               Beth West

Workload:            Minimal work to be done at home, most will happen in class   Min: 3    Max: 10

SNACK TIME (10:30 - 10:55)

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

 

 Super Mario Discovery

 

In this class, we will learn a little of the history behind the creation of Mario and the Super Mario Bros characters. We will also look a little at coding and how video games are created. Finally, we will study the characters in the Mario games and talk about what makes a hero and a villain.

Grades:                          4-6 

Materials Fee:              $10

Required Supplies:       coloring supplies, folder, scissors, glue

Teacher:                        Alicia Coughlin

Aide:                              NEEDED

Workload:                      1        Min: 5    Max: 15

 

Mad Science

Experiments, blowing things up (low scale), exploring the what-ifs and what-happens-when . . . Become mad scientists and see where our inquisitiveness leads us! There will be an end of semester, low key, “experiment” due.

Grades:                           4-6 

Materials Fee:                $25 (experiment supplies)

Required Supplies:       colored pencils, glue, scissors, notebook

Teacher:                         Melissa Terhorst

Workload:                      3 (no homework other than last class)

                                        Min: 5    Max: 14

 

 

 

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

 

Astronomy

In this class, we will learn about the planets, stars, constellations, asteroids and more. There will be some homework and each student will be assigned a topic to complete a presentation on in the last class.

Grades:                 4-6 

Materials Fee:      $10

Supplies:              Notebook, folder, pencils or erasable pens, crayons or colored pencils, markers, scissors, and a bottle of glue.

Teacher:              Jennifer Lockie

Workload:            4        Min: 5    Max: 12

 

Middle School Only

 

1ST HOUR - (8:15 - 9:30)

Biology Middle School (Continuation from Fall Semester)

A continuation of the first semester 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. New students accepted for Spring Semester with approval of the instructor prior to registering.

 

Grade:                 MS 

Class Fee:            $100/semester

Materials Fee:     $75/year (new students only-returning students

paid 1st semester)

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

Aide:                    Alicia Coughlin

Workload:            5+        Min: 6    Max: 12

 

 

 

Apologetics

We are going to give our faith a firm foundation, and learn how to defend Creation & Christianity using scripture and science. I will be using Answers in Genesis materials.

 

Grade:                  MS/HS 

Class Fee:            $75

Required Supplies: https://answersingenesis.org/store/product/new-answers-book-1/?sku=10-2-267&fbclid=IwAR3_o8IwFKyOPFwAJZ6Z_PkvQp-Bt0yMLtOwstTu3e5BVWdUIx3R6lVGIXU

Teacher:              Jessica Rutten

Aide:                    N/A

Workload:            4-5 (scripture memorizing, daily homework, end of semester project)    Min: 4    Max: 12

 

 

 

 

2ND HOUR  (9:35 - 10:40)

History of Rock 'n' Roll

Discover the history of rock 'n' roll in detail. This course will focus on where rock music started, how it evolved, its highs and lows, its outlaws and visionaries, and how it changed social history. You will get a chance to explore many of the revolutionary artists who defined rock 'n' roll, as well as the unsung heroes in genres from rockabilly to psychedelia, punk, metal, and beyond. You will learn about the musical and business trends in rock, major technological innovations, the prime innovators, and the historical context that has seen rock alternately flourish and struggle over the past 65 years. Minimal homework. MS with teacher approval.

 

Grade:                  MS (with instructor approval)/HS

Class Fee:            $50

Required Supplies:TBD

Teacher:              Tom Spielman

Aide:                    N/A

Workload:            2-3    Min: 4    Max: N/A

 

Writing Ninjas Beginners - IEW _(Continuation from Fall Semester)

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. New students accepted for Spring Semester with approval of the instructor prior to registering.

 

Grades:                 4-6 

Class Fee:             $120 (per semester)

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

 

 

 

 

 

3RD HOUR (10:45 - 11:50)

Elegant Essay  (Continuation from Fall Semester)

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. New students accepted for Spring Semester with approval of the instructor prior to registering.

 

Grade:                 MS/HS

Class Fee:            $150 (per semester)

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 as we learn to sculpt miniatures. You will leave this class with your own collection of tiny art; plus, the knowledge you need to continue creating on your own. 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:            $120

Supplies:              All provided

Teacher:               Beth West

Workload:            Minimal work to be done at home, most will happen in class   Min: 3    Max: 10

 

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

 

Writing Warriors - IEW  (Continuation from Fall Semester)

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. New students accepted for Spring Semester with approval of the instructor prior to registering.

 

Grades:                4-MS 

Class Fee:            $150 (per semester)

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  (Continuation from Fall Semester)

 

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. New Students Accepted.

 

Grade:                 MS-HS

Materials Fee:     $50 (per semester)

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