4th Grade through 6th Grade

1st hour (8:30 - 9:25)

 

Ninja Rangers Program

This class works focuses on how to be more focused, confident and self-disciplined through learning self-defense based martial arts. The martial arts will focus on how to stand strong, strike powerfully, fall safely, avoid being hit and escaping a larger attacker when grabbed. We will also have a theme of the week that concentrate on drills and games that work on focus, coordination, balance, teamwork, and more!

 

Grades:                          PK-4

Class Fee:                      $130 for 1 family member. $110 each additional family member Additional Info:   For those students who would                                             like to continue their training at  Warrior’s Edge Martial Arts Naperville they will receive a 25%  discount at the                                                 dojo that will allow them to attend up to 5 days per week.

Teacher:                         Michael Eichenberg

 

 

Magic Treehouse Book Club

 

If you love to read and discuss Historical Fiction, then this class if for you! You will get to read some awesome Magic Treehouse books, prepare discussion topics, and come to class ready to discuss. In any true book club fashion, ther may be some refreshments provided, as well. So, get read to come in, get comfy, and take a journey in the Magic Treehouse. There will be reading homework and you will have to prepare discussion topics.

 

Grades:                          4-6

Materials Fee:               $5

Required Supplies:       Magic Treehouse TBD, composition notebook, pencils, coloring supplies, and pocket folder

Teacher:                         Jessica Rutten

Workload:                      5

Min:                                4     

Max:                              12

 

Writing Ninjas Beginners IEW 4th-MS ~ Continuing Students Only

 

This class utilizes the theme of Ancient History while learning the structure and style methods of the IEW writing curriculum. The historical theme is fun while learning to write with style and structure. This class is a continuation of the first semester.  It is only open to students currently enrolled in the class 1st semester.  This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Grades:                          4-MS

Materials Fee:               $120

Required Supplies:       Ancient History Based Writing Lessons - IEW

Teacher:                         Kelly Hafner

Workload:                      4                  

Min:                                4        

Max:                               12

2ND HOUR  (9:30 - 10:25)

Aiki Ninjutsu Classes

 

The art of Aiki Ninjutsu is a Japanese self-defense based martial art that uses authentic Samurai and Ninja training to focus on self-protection and self-perfection. The classes will teach how to strike powerfully, how to use your opponent’s energy against them, how to control and escape larger attackers, how to go against modern weapons and how to use historical Japanese weapons. This program is very practical and effective for self-defense in the real world. We encourage parents to train in our class as well.

Grades:                         5th-adult

Class Fee:                     $130 for 1 family member. $110 each additional family member Additional Info:   For those students who would like                                to continue their training at  Warrior’s Edge Martial Arts Naperville they will receive a 25%  discount at the dojo                                              that will allow them to attend up to 5 days per week.

Teacher:                        Michael Eichenberg

 

 

Great Black Americans

 

We will learn about great black Americans including civil rights activists, scientists, inventors, educators, politicians and athletes. We'll do presentations at the end of class of a chosen subject.

 

Grades:                          4-6

Materials Fee:               $5

Required Supplies:       folder, pen or pencil, paper or notebook

Teacher:                        Tara Bozarth

Workload:                     3                  

Min:                               4        

Max:                              12

3RD HOUR (10:55 - 11:50)

Recorder Class

Have fun playing the recorder while learning to read music! Learn how to read music (treble clef), perform as a group, and listen to and learn composers.

 

Grade:                           3-5

Materials Fee:               $20 (This includes a recorder and music book  that is yours to keep.)

Required Supplies:       folder, pencil

Teacher:                        Christina Petrik

Workload:                   

Min:                               4       

Max:                              6

 

 

Peaceful Movement

Slower, more intentional movement and breathing can help our kids overcome anxiety, battle stres and have an overall sense of calm. They are able to identify how movements affect how they feel, both physically and emotionally. Kids will also engage their imaginations as we visualize different scenarios that go along with out movements. This class is for kids who are interested in mindfulness and imagination.

 

Grade:                           4-6

Materials Fee:               $0

Required Supplies:       yoga mat, water bottle, comfortable clothing

Teacher:                        Alicia Coughlin

Aide:                             Casi Brown

Workload:                     0  

Min:                               5     

Max:                              20

 

 

Sewing

 

This semester students will learn how to follow a paper pattern, read an envelope back, cut out patterns accurately, and learn various sewing terms. Flannel pajama pants, basic skirt or shorts, messenger bag, stuffed bear, and hair accessories or hat are some of the projects we will work on. If time allows, we will add another project or two. This will be a beginner friendly sewing class. Students at various levels of sewing are welcome. Sewing isn't just for girls - boys can sew, too! Basic sewing supplies and basic sewing machine will be needed for class. Patterns and miscellaneous notions will be provided.

 

Grade:                           4-6

Materials Fee:               $50

Required Supplies:       working sewing machine, extra bobbins, extra  needles, measuring tap, fabric scissors, paper scissors and fabric

Teacher:                        Selena Visser

Workload:                     4

Min:                               6

Max:                              8

4TH HOUR (11:55 - 12:50)

Get Up and Move

 

This class offers a chance to put down those screens and get active! We will play a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball, running, and more. Students will learn which muscles they are using while they are stretching and warming up. Please note that students will be expected to try their hardest during every activity (including running). Sitting out will only be an option if the student has asthma or parent discussed a temporary medical concern ahead of time. We want every student to feel included and part of a team.

 

Grade:                           4-8

Materials Fee:              $10

Required Supplies:      gym shoes, pencil, bottle

Teacher:                        Michele Andersen

Workload:                     1-2    

Min:                               12 

Max:                              +

 

 Ancient Greece

 

Let's time travel back to Ancient Greece. We will learn about this time in history. Hands on arts and crafts!

 

Grade:                            4-6

Materials Fee:               $20

Required Supplies:       crayons, markers, scissors, glue

Teacher:                         Tammy Thompson

Aide:                              needed

Workload:                      0

Min:                                4 

Max:                               +

 

 

CLOSED - My Chemical Romance

 

Let your child explore their inner mad scientist with this action packed chemistry class. Their romance with chemistry will be forever expanded when they discover which household items create beautiful chemical reactions. We will test the scientific method every Monday with different experiments like orange volcanoes, strawberry dna, hot ice, elephant toothpaste and many more.

 

Grade:                            4-6

Materials Fee:               $20

Required Supplies:       play clothes, scissors, glue, pencil, markers, notebook

Teacher:                         Casandra Brown and Melissa Terhorst

Workload:                      1-2     

Min:                                5  

Max:                               12

 

 

CANCELLED - Nature Journaling

 

Studies show that being in nature is beneficial to our mental and physical health. When we include journaling, it becomes beneficial to our education as well! This class will aim to get students started on the basics of keeping a nature journal, different styles of journaling, and figuring out how to journal in all four seasons. This class is a great choice for kids interested in art, writing, observation or kids who would just rather be outside than anything else. *We will be introducing a mutlimedia approach, please keep this in mind when shopping for a journal. A standard notebook may not be sturdy enough.

 

Grade:                            4-6

Materials Fee:               $10

Required Supplies:       journal, (Please allow your student to choose or  pick from a few different options. For example:  What size? Sprial                                         or bound? What type of paper do they like to draw or write on?)  watercolor paint set, (Crayola is fine,)                                                             paintbrushes, colored  pencils, pencil and pen for sketching and writing, magnifying glass, ziplock baggies

Teacher:                        Alicia Coughlin

Workload:                     1-2    

Min:                               5        

Max:                              15

 

Middle School Only

 

1ST HOUR - (8:30 - 9:25)

Writing Ninjas Beginners IEW 4th-MS ~ Continuing Students Only

 

This class utilizes the theme of Ancient History while learning the structure and style methods of the IEW writing curriculum. The historical theme is fun while learning to write with style and structure. This class is a continuation of the first semester.  It is only open to students currently enrolled in the class 1st semester.  This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Grade:                            4-MS

Class Fee:                      $120

Required Supplies:       Ancient History Based Writing Lessons - IEW

Teacher:                         Kelly Hafner

Workload:                      4      

Min:                                4    

ax:                                  12

 

Spanish MS/HS ~ Continuing Students Only

Today it is more important than ever for English-speakers to have a working knowledge of the Spanish language — the second most widely spoken language in the world! This hands on, interactive Spanish class teaches vocabulary and grammar and builds a foundation for more advanced study. This class includes songs, games and projects to practice hearing, reading, writing, and speaking Spanish in a fun and encouraging atmosphere. Students will continue to have written exercises and worksheets throughout the semester and students will be expected to practice utilizing their audio CD’s during the week. For those needing high school credit, grades will be given for completed assignments, quizzes and tests. Welcome to Spanish class! ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Grade:                            MS/HS

Class Fee:                      $70

Required Supplies:      

Teacher:                         Georginia Arias-Berman

Workload:                      4  

Min:                                6        

Max:                               12

 

 

2ND HOUR  (9:30 - 10:25)

Aiki Ninjutsu Classes

The art of Aiki Ninjutsu is a Japanese self-defense based martial art that uses authentic Samurai and Ninja training to focus on self-protection and self-perfection. The classes will teach how to strike powerfully, how to use your opponent’s energy against them, how to control and escape larger attackers, how to go against modern weapons and how to use historical Japanese weapons. This program is very practical and effective for self-defense in the real world. We encourage parents to train in our class as well.

Grades:                         5th-adult

Class Fee:                     $130 for 1 family member. $110 each additional family member Additional Info:   For those students who would                                               like to continue their training at  Warrior’s Edge Martial Arts Naperville they will receive a 25%  discount at the dojo

                                       that will allow them to attend up to 5 days per week.

Teacher:                        Michael Eichenberg 

 

 

Writing Warriors Intermediate IEW 6th-MS

 

This class is a second year IEW class, a continuation of structure and style elements. Explore the history of America as the backdrop of this writing class and practice what has been covered before. This class is for students with more writing experience. There is also a vocabulary component. It is a continuation of the first semester class.  It is open to students currently enrolled in the class 1st semester, and new students who have had 1 year of IEW.  This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Grade:                            MS

Class Fee:                      $150

Required Supplies:        U.S. History Based Writing Lessons

Teacher:                          Kelly Hafner

Workload:                      4                 

Min:                                4

Max:                               12

 

Sewing MS/HS

This semester the students will learn how to construct basic clothing staples using paper patterns. Projects that will be covered are, but not limited to - flannel pajama pants, knit t-shirt with set in sleeves, knit raglan style t-shirt, knit tank top, knit jogger pants and knit leggings. Students will be required to bring fabric needed to complete each piece of clothing. This will be a beginner friendly to intermediate sewing class. Students at various lebels are welcme. Sewing isn't just for girls - boys can sew, too! Basic sewing supplies and basic sewing machine will be needed for class. Patterns and miscellaneous notions will be providede.

Grade:                           MS/HS

Class Fee:                      $100

Materials Fee:               $50

Required Supplies:       working sewing machine, extra bobbins, extra  needles, measuring tape, fabric scissors, paper scissors and fabric

Teacher:                        Selena Visser

Workload:                     4        

Min:                               6       

Max:                              8

 

Jeopardy: With a Twist! MS/HS

Students will test their knowledge about middle school and high school subjects such as Math, Geography, Earth Science, Bible, World History, US History, and Grammar.  Lock out buzzers will be used to answer the questions.

Grade:                            MS

Class Fee:                      $30

Required Supplies:       paper and writing utensil

Teacher:                         Linda Barajas, Becky Barajas

Workload:                      2   

Min:                                6        

Max:                               15 

 

3RD HOUR (10:55 - 11:50)

Earth Science Middle School ~ Continuing Students Only

 

Using a variety of materials presented by powerpoint this year long class will cover geology, oceanography, weather, and astronomy. The labs will be weekly and line up nicely with High School materials. This is an academic class that will have about 4 hours of homework each week. Students will practice note taking, lab reporting, and laboratory experimentation.

Grade:                            MS 6th-8th grade

Class Fee:                      $100/semester. This is a year long class.

Required Supplies:       sketchbook notebook, goggles, looseleaf paper, pencil, crayons/ colored pencils/markers,  access to a computer                                           and printer

Teacher:                         Heidi Short

Workload:                      4               

Min:                                5        

Max:                               12

 

My Crazy Amazing Brain Pt. 2

 

We will continue to learn about the human brain.  This semester we will focus on brain chemicals, the limbic system, anxiety, depression, trauma, relaxation, sleep, and food.  Although this is a continuation, new students are welcome, and will be able to easily join the class.  We will review what we learned in Part 1 before we begin.  This class is subject to the CCHC Academic Agreement.

Grade:                            MS/HS

Class Fee:                      $30

Required Supplies:       3 ring binder, loose leaf paper, pencil/pen. Also good to have colored pencils and glue stick.

Teacher:                         Denise Wilburn

Workload:                      3                 

Min:                                5        

Max:                               12

 

 

Child Development 7th-HS ~ Continuing Students Only

This yearlong class will build a positive understanding about children's growth and development from birth-teenage years. Students will learn theories of development and growth as well as techniques to use when working with children through class activities, presentation, discussions, projects, videos and guest speakers. This class will be a great foundation for those students interested in becoming a teacher, daycare provider, Early Intervention therapist, nurse, doctor, coach, babysitter, or parent.

Grade:                            8-HS

Class Fee:                      $75

Required Supplies:       textbook, notebook, pens

Teacher:                         Lori Spielman

Workload:                      3 

Min:                                6        

Max:                              12

 

 

4TH HOUR (11:55 - 12:50)

  

Get Up and Move 4th-MS

This class offers a chance to put down those screens and get active! We will play a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball, running, and more. Students will learn which muscles they are using while they are stretching and warming up. Please note that will students will be expected to try their hardest during every activity (including running). Sitting out will only be an option if the student has asthma or parent discussed a temporary medical concern ahead of time. We want every student to feel included and part of a team.

 

Grade:                           4-MS

Materials Fee:               $10

Required Supplies:       gym shoes, pencil, water bottle

Teacher:                         Michele Andersen

Workload:                      1-2     

Min:                                12      

Max:                                +

 

Constitution MS ~ Continuing Students Only

During this year long class the students will be focusing on how our government works, it's history, and who is involved. We will be starting with the birth of our independent country after the American Revolution and ending with our government today. Towards the end of the second semester we will be discussing the Illinois constitution and government. Throughout this class the students will be taking a series of quizzes after we finish each section. There will be a final culminating test during the second semester. Students can expect a moderate amount of written work in addition to studying for tests and quizzes. This is a subject that I enjoy teaching, as I have taught American History for a good number of years to seventh graders. Students will be required to have a notebook and writing utensils in class everyday. I will be supplying all students with most copies of handouts and booklets when needed.

 

Grade:                            MS

Class Fee:                      $70 This is a year long class.

Required Supplies:       Students will be required to have a notebook and writing utensils in class everyday. I will be supply students with                                           most copies of handouts and booklets when needed.

Teacher:                        Tom Spielman

Workload:                     4                

Min:                               6        

Max:                              15