"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 Tour
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Fall Semester 2020:
September 11 - November 20
Spring Semester 2021:
January 29 - April 23
April 2 - Good Friday.
Parents are welcome to attend.
9:00 Announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance
9:25 Classes begin
2:45 Afternoon Assembly
3:00 Students picked up
2020-2021 Course Descriptions
Kindergarten/1st Grade (Kathy Anderson)
It is on my heart and prayers that our nation returns to the Lord and so we will begin Fall 2020 with the beginnings of our nation. We will first take a look at the native American Indians and then the colonies as we see how the United States of America was formed. It will be adventuresome and exciting to take a look back at how our nation began and the faith that our forefathers had. I am excited to see, taste and learn about colonial life and the fight for independence.
We will begin the Spring semester of 2021 taking a look at the nifty 50 United States. Learning about the different regions of our Nation and the what makes each region unique and yet dependent on each other.
1st/2nd Grade (Gisella Likens)
Children are naturally curious and eager to learn about the world and make discoveries.
This year we will explore God’s magnificent creation through hand on activities, discussions of observations and science experiments.
The first 12 weeks we will study botany; we will learn all about plants. The second 12 weeks we will learn all about insects and their life cycles.
Throughout the year we will also focus on beginning writing skills and grammar, elements of a story, God’s Word and art. I look forward to building relationships with you and your children and am excited to discover what the Lord has in store for us.
3rd-12th Grade Rotation
Geography & Economics (Janelle McCusker)
Fall 2020 - Map Skills and Geography
We will be learning basic map reading skills and terms and exploring the history of map making through the ages.
The elementary grades will also discover geography through Historical Literature as we follow our story on a map, learn about the history and interesting facts about those geographical regions along the way.
(Source: Beautiful Feet Books, Geography through Literature) Higher grades will explore more complex map skills such as topographical maps, GPS, surveying and mapping earthquakes.
Spring 2021 - Finance/Economics/Stock Market Game - Details TBD.
Creative Writing (Chris Smart)
Does writing have to be a chore? Not here!! Using the IEW program as our base, students learn how to dress-up compositions, organize thoughts, and broaden their vocabulary. They write about the wild and crazy as well as things that are important and close to the heart. Both eager and reluctant writers truly enjoy this class! Join us as we create colorful descriptions, persuasive essays, fantastic fables, and terrific tales to name just a few. Bring your favorite pen or pencil AND your imagination as we explore the fabulous world of writing!
Photography meets Science (Diann Holmes)
“Focus on Nature and How it Affects us Mind, Body and Soul”
Photography Meets Science is a multifaceted concept integrating science and photography thus creating a hands-on learning tool to study and experience the world around us.
Last Fall we studied the Seasons and the Science of Light through the lens of Photography. In the Spring semester we dug deeper to develop our photography skills applying the concept of the Fibonacci Sequence and Golden Ratio to capture more artistically pleasing images. We learned crime stopping forensics techniques conducting experiments in Chromatography, Fingerprinting, DNA, and Acids and Bases to solve two captivating mysteries. We learned scrapbooking techniques to showcase our photography skills and finished the year out with a Photography Competition.
This year promises to be just as exciting as we focus our lens on God’s perfect design of Nature and how it affects our bodies, emotions and mental health. “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside…. I firmly believe that nature brings this solace in all troubles.” Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank.
The Fall 2020 Semester will focus on Nature’s moods. We will delve more into how the seasons affect us through quality of light and color. We will see the world in a different way, using all five of our senses to change our perspective. As we quiet our busy minds so we can reveal nature’s treasures, we will study how the phases of the moon and the weather affects our lives. We will explore unusual weather phenomena, insects, deciduous trees and the science behind the vibrant colors of fall leaves. Our scrapbooking technique will take on the spirit of a Nature Journal as we record all of our discoveries through digital photography.
At the start of the Spring Semester we will expand our tree studies to winter buds and evergreens and look into the behavior of bird migration, the water cycle and rocks and minerals.
Come and join us for more fun as we explore science through the lens of photography!
Students will be reading, interacting with and discussing a broad sweep of Biblical texts from the (synoptic) Gospels which undergird the Christian worldview. The focus will start with the following scriptures: Sermon on the Mount, the parables of the Kingdom, the miracles, healings, and events leading up to the passion and resurrection.
The purpose of the class is first and foremost for the students to read these texts and become intimately familiar with them. We’ll be approaching this with student-led reading and discussion, along with activities and crafts appropriate to different age levels and memory work. With a solid grounding in what Jesus’ taught and did, the students will come to an increased understanding of what Christians believe about Jesus and how we have arrived at the distinctively Christ- and Kingdom-centered worldview that sets us apart.