"Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to My knowledge; for it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; let them all be fixed upon your lips, so that your trust may be in the Lord…"
REGISTRATION & TUITION
Back to School Night, Friday August 24, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm.
Fall Semester 2018:
August 31-November 16
Spring Semester 2019:
2018-2019 Course Descriptions
Kindergarten/1st Grade (Mrs. Anderson)
This will be my 23 year of teaching and it feels like every year the Lord continues to show and teach me something new! It is a delight and privilege to teach your children and this year we will begin our study with praising our Lord and Savior from the heavens to the greatest depths. In the fall semester we will study all about our wonderful solar system and space as well as making a model of our solar system. How very unique God's fingerprint is on His creation! In the spring semester we will be learning all about our wonderful oceans in marine biology. We will be making a mural of what we can find in the ocean. These are two of my favorite subjects as I love seeing how very beautiful and amazing our Father's creation is!
1st/2nd Grade (Mrs. Likens)
Children are naturally curious and eager to learn about the world and make discoveries. With guidance from Mrs. Anderson, we too will explore God’s magnificent creation through the wonders of astronomy. We will work together to build a model of the solar system as we discuss the Lord’s purposeful design of each of the planets. We will use the Apologia Young Explorers series, as well as other resources. In the fall we will dive into marine biology to discover the wonders of marine life. Throughout the year we will also focus on beginning writing skills, elements of story telling and an introduction to grammar and parts of speech. I look forward to building relationships with you and your children and am excited to discover what the Lord has in store for us all.
Blessings, Gisella Likens
Chemistry (Mrs. Holmes)
Learning should be perceived as a valuable gift, not a difficult task and it is with this philosophy we will approach the subject of Chemistry. As we journey through the intriguing world of Chemistry, we will learn key concepts like the 4 states of matter, physical and chemical change, and the parts of an atom; through visual aids, manipulatives, games, plenty of hands on experiments and demonstrations.
Alongside our weekly chemistry fun, we will delve into an “element-ary” exploration and understanding of the periodic table! (…It’s a pun. You can laugh!) We will learn how each group of elements acts and as a final project, each child will choose an element to research and prepare a presentation poster and a flyer or brochure to share with their classmates. Together, we should be able to cover 60 of the 118 elements!
Welcome to Chemistry! Let’s have some fun!!
Writing (Mrs. Lazarony)
This course is designed to instill a love of writing into even the most reluctant participants. Students will be taught to keep a Writer’s Notebook and encouraged to journal about the things about which they are passionate. We will learn to analyze literary pieces and recognize common devices that can be incorporated into our own work. While this class will focus largely on creative writing, students will learn tools and techniques to aide in their non-fiction writing as well.
Grades 3/4: Our youngest writers will be given short lessons on the structure and style of storytelling. Much of their time in this course will be spent building vocabulary and working on their writing stamina through games and fun exercises.
Grades 5/6: While we will continue to work on vocabulary and writing stamina, students will also learn classic techniques to structure and organize their writing. Various genres of literature will be explored and practiced.
Jr. & Sr. High: We will focus primarily on short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction in this course. Students will learn to hone their writing skills through mini-lectures, analyzing classical pieces, and composing original works.
Biblical and World History (Mr. Hannigan)
Studying History is often considered a boring endeavor. But it doesn't have to be. Rather than memorizing the name and date of an event that occurred, what's more important is the scope, reason and significance of an event or series of related events, and what it means from a Biblical worldview. God's infinite and personal providence is present throughout history. History can teach us lessons that can be applied to our own lives. It is with this in mind that the following 12 week lesson plan has been developed. Dates are approximate, using Ussher's Biblical calculations and estimations:
Week 1; World History overview and Biblical timeline, including the Seven C's.
Week 2; The Bible and World History. Can Scripture be trusted?
Week 3; Creation week, and the battle for the beginning. Time, space, matter and the linear continuum created. Genesis 1-2, 4004 B.C.
Week 4; The Fall through pre-flood world. Genesis 3-5. 4004 B.C. to 2348 B.C.
Week 5; God, Noah and the global flood. Genesis 6-9, 2348 B.C.
Week 6; Genealogies and post-flood population explosion. Genesis 10. How does mitochondrial DNA fit in?
Week 7; The Tower of Babel and languages. Genesis 11, 2348 B.C. to 2242 B.C.
Week 8; Abraham through Jesus; a synopsis. Genesis 11, Hebrews 11, etc, 2348 B.C. to 33 A.D.
Week 9; Jesus to the modern world; a synopsis.
Week 10; Important technologies, inventions and cultures.
Week 11; Important wars and battles in history.
Week 12; Important weapons in history.
Spanish 1 (Miss Miller-Joyce or Miss Miller for short)
I’m excited to be teaching Spanish to your children! I want the students to love Spanish so I plan to make it fun. The classes will use the Skill Builders Spanish 1 books which are primarily vocabulary focused but we will expand it to include conversation. Some of the lessons will be: the Spanish alphabet, the family, numbers, the days of the week, months, seasons, weather, greetings and polite words, parts of the body, colors, the house, school, clothing, food. I also hope to include a bit about the 20 Spanish speaking countries/cultures in order to appreciate more about some of the people/languages our God has created. I’m not sure how far we’ll get or what we’ll cover next semester since this is a new program for me. We’ll see!