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Art for Elementary Class (4th-6th)

Instructor: Valorie Stanley

Email: blessed-mom@hotmail.com

Tuition: $25/month ($125 per semester)

Material Fee: $35 per semester

Required Text/Supplies: All provided by the teacher

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description:  Students will gain the basic skills and insights necessary to create drawings and paintings on a 2-dimensional surface that are accurate and expressive! Strong focus on the seven elements of art: line, value, shape & form, color, space and texture, and principals of design, including contrast, proportion/scale, harmony and rhythm/movement will be explored through the use of various tools and materials. This focus will engage the student’s eye and hand, as well as the heart! Students will be encouraged to find great joy in this process! This course will explore a variety of mediums, including graphite, charcoal, pen & ink, soft & oil pastels, watercolor and acrylics, utilizing accurate art vocabulary, and will provide the foundation necessary to expand into more specialized areas. As conceptual options and skill with materials increase, drawing will become a stronger outlet for personal and creative expression.  Students will be prepared for further elementary, middle and high school art experiences, with confidence, and discover their passions and hidden talents! 

 

Course Objectives - Students will:

 

• Be able to talk about works of art and learn skills and knowledge necessary to communicate in each art form 

• Learn the elements & principals of art 

• Work with various media 

• Evaluate the works of other artists 

• Develop an awareness of and appreciation for the presence of art both within the classroom and everyday experiences

 • Will create classroom projects and participate in classroom activities that give students the opportunity to create works of art using various media and techniques 

• Form an appreciation of and a satisfying experience in the arts

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

ASL - Exploring Sign Language 1 (4th - 6th)

Instructor: Pamela Ferraro

Email: psferraro77@gmail.com

Phone: 321-536-5199 (call/text)

Tuition: $TBD per month ($/semester)

Material Fee: $TBD per semester

Required Text/Supplies: 

1) Signing Illustrated by Mickey Flodin, 15 Chapters, End of Chapter Sheets: Homework, History, People, Terminology, Basic Handshapes

2) Internet: Lifeprint (Bill Vicars)/ASLUniversity (http://www.lifeprint.com/

3) Notebook, paper, pencils; access to the internet for homework

Pre-Requisites:  Parents are always welcomed and encouraged; min/max # students 4/10

 

Description: Introductory topics which include but are not limited to: basic vocabulary, grammar, history, fingerspelling, numbers, terminology and Deaf culture. The course will require at least 50% online contact-hours in drills, lessons and research.

Additional Topics and Perspectives: Parameters of a Sign and Poetry, Sign Language Continuum Perspective SE, PSE, ASL, Ear Anatomy: Basic, Glossing: Worship Signing, Additional People, Deaf Missions Devotions, Exploration of other Countries Sign Language

Class Procedures: Quizzes and Drills to warm up, application of homework online studies in class and the use of time for enacting, presentations, and glossing worship in Sign. That portion of the class should be in Sign Only with voicing only used for additional clarifications and the glossing/grammar portions.

Homework Suggested Schedule:

Day 1: Class Day

Day 2: Drills (FS/Numbers on LP), Signing Illustrated & Additional Sign Language Assignments

Day 3: Drills (FS/Numbers on LP), LP Lesson

Day 4: Drills (FS/Numbers on LP), LP Vocabulary Quiz

Day 5: Drills (FS/Numbers on LP), LP Video Practice Quiz

Grading:

All assignments and attendance are compiled, recorded and graded with the final grading assigned by the Teacher (Parent).

NEW!!! Boys Literature Class: Adventure Awaits (4th-6th)

Instructor: Ashley Mangini

Email: manginimayhem@gmail.com

Phone: 321-302-4256

Venmo: @Ashley-Mangini-1

Tuition: $20/month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Books: Each book will need to be either purchased or borrowed from the library by the parent: 

  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton

  • A Land Remembered by Patrick Smith

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description: Come aboard with me as we travel through tales of triumph, courage, loss, perseverance, and mischief. We will explore literary elements, comprehension, and key terms while instilling a love of reading. The class will be project based to help students relate to the world of literature.

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

NEW!!! Crochet: Beginner Class (11yrs-Adult)

Instructor: Andi Pate

Email: mydork02@yahoo.com

Tuition: $20 per month ($120/semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Supplies: Supplied by instructor

Pre-Requisites:  None

Description: This class will be a hands-on introduction into the world of crochet! We will be covering topics such as the basic terms and stitches, how to hold your hook and yarn, how to start and end a project, how to read a pattern, and others. We will also be making some simple beginner projects that you will be able to crochet yourselves. I will be working with each student one on one throughout the class, adapting to the needs of each one so that everyone can have the best experience as we learn together. Most importantly, crochet is supposed to be fun. It's not just a skill, but can also be a passion, an art form, a hobby, a great stress reliever, and a way to express yourself and your creativity. So, while I'm teaching you how to crochet, it is also my goal to teach you how to enjoy it.

 

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

NEW!!! Dynamite Writing Class (4th - 6th)

Instructor: Julie Pringle

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Phone: 321-266-7417

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Supplies: 

  • Access to a computer for any on-line components of this class. (There will be occasional videos for your student to watch at home.  Also, I send a weekly email summarizing our day/homework for the week.)

  • 1 - one-inch binder with pockets and wide ruled paper

  • 8 Dividers with colored tabs for binder

  • 1- Hard cover Composition Book for daily journal (wide or college lined)  

  • 4 clear plastic sheet protectors to leave inside of binder

  • pencils

Pre-Requisites:  Completed Razzle Dazzle Writing

Homework Policy: 

  • Daily homework will be assigned (journal writing).

  • Students are responsible for all additional homework, videos, and assigned activities each week according to the email sent home.

  • It is expected that the student maintains a neat and organized sequential 3-ring binder and journal.

***This is a non-graded writing class and intended to be supplemental to your own language and grammar course at home.  

Description:    We will use a program designed by the same author, Melissa Forney, to continue our writing journey.  This class is designed for students who have already completed ‘Razzle Dazzle Writing” and are motivated to become confident and skilled independent writers.  We will review topics from Razzle Dazzle and use them during our “Writer’s Workshops” during class.  We will have lots of special, relevant writing projects that are sure to keep your student writing with a REAL purpose to do so!

The highlight will be second semester when each student will publish his/her own personal  book!

Ensemble Class - Middle School (6th-8th)

Instructor: Sheri Mercurio 

Email: dmercurio3@cfl.rr.com

Tuition: $25 per month ($125 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester 

Required Text/Supplies: None

Pre-Requisites: None 

Description: This course is designed to provide both male and female students with positive musical and educational experiences through ensemble singing. This course will introduce and develop basic musical skills through various styles of choral literature stressing: proper breathing, pleasant vocal production, blend and balance, expansion of range, good intonation, stage presence and choral performance.

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

"FIT": Fitness through Interactive Teamwork Class (4th-6th)

Instructor: Kelly Fredericks

Email: mkfredericks88@gmail.com

Tuition: $20 per month /$100 per semester
20% off semester price if paid at the beginning of the semester ($100-20%=$80)
50% off semester price for second/third child in immediate family if paid at the beginning of the semester ($100-50%=$50)

Material Fee: $15 per year

Required Text/Supplies: Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites: None

Description: FIT is a physical education class that develops gross motor skills by participation in a variety of fitness development exercises and games. Each student’s individual skill level and learning style is embraced and success is found at every level of the students' participation. Our goal is the development of strength, flexibility, and teamwork and to build self-confidence, coordination, self-discipline, and body awareness. Additionally, we work with students to help them accept differences (physical abilities, genders, cultures, and maturity levels).

Student will participate in a variety of activities such as: group challenges and games, throwing, catching, running, and jumping as well as rhythm games.  During the class period, we play listening games which help to develop listening skills and the ability to follow oral instruction. We also work with students to promote good classroom and playground behavior, such as taking turns, following rules, class participation, showing self-restraint, safety for self and others and respect for the personal space of other students. Students are also encouraged to use words rather than actions to communicate with classmates.  Each class closes with a cool down exercise and ”line up,” which allows students the opportunity to share with the class the skill they are most proud of.

Fall and spring 2019-2020

NEW!!! Fun Factory Science Class (4th-6th)

Instructor: Linda Copeland

Email: lcope12181@aol.com

Tuition: $20 per month or $100 per semester

Material Fee: $25 per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  None

Pre-Requisites:  None

Description:   Students will enjoy the freedom to explore Earth and space science, life science, the practice of exploration, and physical science. Class learning will include all interactive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities, research, and application. Students will explore as team scientists or individual learners to experience the world in which we live., Out of class learning experiences will include field trips into the world around us as well as bringing their world into the classroom with small animals, rocks, plants, various projects, and learning experiences. Welcome to the world of our Fun Factory.

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

Gymnastics: Beginning Class (1st-6th)

Instructor: Kelly Fredericks

Email: mkfredericks88@gmail.com

Tuition: $20/month or $100 per semester

Material Fee: $15 per year

Required Text/Supplies: Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description: This course is designed to allow children of all skill levels to participate in a classroom environment without excessive restrictions on movement and vocalizing. Each class period begins with a musical cardio warm up, followed by stretching exercises or group activities. Students then move to a station rotation course which includes four main events—bar, beam, trampoline and tumbling, as well as side stations to help develop gross motor skill, balance, strength and flexibility. Students may choose which stations to participate in, and are encouraged to participate at each station.  Each student’s individual skill level and learning style is embraced and success at all levels of progression is celebrated. Our goal is the development of gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, and to help build self-confidence, coordination, self-discipline, and body awareness.

During the class period, we play listening games, which help to develop listening skills and the ability to follow oral instruction. We also work with students to promote good classroom behavior, such as taking turns, class participation, showing self-restraint and respecting the personal space of other students. Students are also encouraged to use words rather than actions to communicate with classmates.  Each class closes with a cool down exercise and ”line up,” which allows students the opportunity to share with the class the skill they are most proud of.

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

Gymnastics: Intermediate Class (Up to 6th)

Instructor: Kelly Fredericks 

Email: mkfredericks88@gmail.com

Tuition: $20/month or $100 per semester

Material Fee: $15 per year

Required Text/Supplies: Not Applicable

Pre-Requisites: Intermediate level tumbler's should have their handstand, back bend and a cartwheel, but almost as important as the tumbling skills is the ability to wait in line, take turns and follow verbal instructions

 

Description: This course is designed to allow children to develop skills at their own pace with new skill drills introduced as “progression skills” are mastered. Class begins with a cardio warm-up followed by stretching and flexibility exercises. Students then move to the bar, beam, trampoline and tumbling mats for one on one instruction. While waiting for their next turn, students work independently at a side station set up to reinforce the progression skill they are working on. Students participating in this class should have the ability the ability to follow verbal instructions, work independently and take turns.  Each student’s individual skill level and learning style is embraced and success at all levels of progression is celebrated. Our goal is the development of gross motor skills, strength, flexibility, and to help build self-confidence, coordination, self-discipline, and body awareness.

During the class period, we play listening games, which help to develop listening skills and the ability to follow oral instruction. We also work with students to promote good classroom behavior, such as taking turns, class participation, showing self-restraint and respecting the personal space of other students. Students are also encouraged to use words rather than actions to communicate with classmates.  Each class closes with a cool down exercise and ”line up,” which allows students the opportunity to share with the class the skill they are most proud of.

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

Hands-On Math Class (4th-6th)

Instructor: Michelle Cole

Email: tweetymichelle7@gmail.com.

Tuition: $20 per month  ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  3-ring binder; notebook paper; pencil

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description:  In this enrichment course, students will discover that math can be FUN.  Problem solving, divergent thinking, and mathematical reasoning skills are fostered through the use of a variety of math manipulatives, such as geometric shapes, color tiles, tangrams, pattern blocks, etc. Students will gain a deeper understanding of a wide-range of math concepts such as fractions, data analysis, measurement, geometry and more while they actively participate in the learning process through engaging hands-on STEAM projects, theme activities, games and so much more! 

Fall and spring 2019-2020

Institute for Excellence in Writing Class, Course A (4th-6th)

Instructors: Claudia Peer & Rebecca Moon (Team Instructors)

Email: cgpeer@gmail.com

Tuition: $15/month ($75/semester)

Material Fee: $35-1st semester/$15-2nd semester

Pre-Requisite:  Students should be able to write independantly or at least with minimal help.  Assignments will have due dates and will be noted if completed, as it is important because the lessons build on each other. (Grades may be issued during the year)

Required Materials: Please provide pens, highlighters & paper for your child.  All other curriculum will be purchased with materials fees.

Description: Both courses are DVD driven that feature Mr. Andrew Pudewa. As instructors, we will facilitate an enviroment that is paced for the particular group. Our hope is that you will see reluctant, or all over the place style writings, become students that write with organized confidence.  

From the IEW web site, “…students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics.”

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

Lego League Robotics Team (4th-8th)

Team Leaders: Matt & Julie Pringle,  Jack & Jennifer Peters

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Tuition: $20 per month

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies: TBD

Pre-Requisites: A meeting will be held prior to the start of classes. 

Description:   Come and join the fun. The kids will be building and programming an EV3 Lego MindStorm robot and completing a project to compete against other teams. They will learn S.T.E.M and have fun working as a team and building Legos. Classes may run long and extra meetings may take place in preparation for the competitions.  Travel to competitions is involved.  Fundraising and parental involvement will also be necessary outside of class. It is ALL worth it!

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

Martial Arts Class: Junior Leaders (6-10 year olds)

Instuctor:  James Bannister

Email: leadermartialartsfitness@gmail.com

Tuition: $20/month ($100 per semester) (students have opportunity to receive 20% off classes at Leader Martial Arts, Titusville)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies: All provided by the teacher

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description:  Our classes are full of life enriching lessons for your child as well as being the most fun ever! Most martial arts classes only teach kicks and punches in memorized static forms. We go against the grain, because we teach our kids to defend themselves whether standing, on the ground, or in a headlock. All in a fun and safe environment. Let's get BULLYPROOF! 

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

Razzle Dazzle Writing Class (4th - 6th)

Instructor: Julie Pringle

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Phone: 321-266-7417

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Supplies: 

  • Access to a computer for any on-line components of this class. (There will be occasional videos for your student to watch at home.  Also, I send a weekly email summarizing our day/homework for the week.)

  • 1 - one-inch binder with pockets and wide ruled paper

  • 1- Hard cover Composition Book for daily journal (wide or college lined) (may need to purchase another after Christmas break)

  • 4 clear plastic sheet protectors to leave inside of binder

  • pencils

Pre-Requisites:  None

Homework Policy: 

  • Daily homework will be assigned (journal writing).

  • Students are responsible for all additional homework, videos, and assigned activities each week according to the email sent home.

  • It is expected that the student maintains a neat and organized sequential 3-ring binder and journal.

***This is a non-graded writing class and intended to be supplemental to your own language and grammar course at home.  

Description:   We will use a program designed especially for the reluctant writer, “Razzle Dazzle Writing”, by author Melissa Forney. It is designed to teach all students how to write…especially the hesitant or those who can’t write well.  The program targets 50 skills to help achieve writing excellence.  Skits will even be incorporated into our class that introduce writing concepts such as:  strong verbs, metaphors, details, revising a draft, etc.Students will learn how to write a five-paragraph essay and use a “story glove” approach for creative writing. We will delve into expository and personal narratives too.  We will also publish an actual book during the second semester!

NEW!!! Memorization Class (4th-6th)

Instructor: Myssi Kennelly

Email: myssik04@gmail.com

Tuition: $15 per month ($75/semester)

Material Fee: $10 per semester 

Required Text/Supplies: Binder

Pre-Requisites: none

Description:  This class teaches students how to memorize using mnemonic devices, the memory palace technique, songs, pictures, stories, books, and good old repetition. We will implement these techniques by memorizing a variety of topics throughout the year. Topics may include presidents, poetry, states and capitals, prepositions, helping verbs, continents, oceans, planets, various grammar and math rules, and the Bill of Rights. 

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

Showstoppers Musical Theatre Class (4th-6th)

Instuctor: Annie Venable

Email: annieven@eathlink.net

Phone: 321-917-0733

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester; used to pay for music, props, sets, supplies, and publisher/royalty fees. 

Required Text/Supplies: Costume components and stage props may be requested

Pre-Requisites: None

Description:   These students will enjoy learning a wide variety of music, as well as basic theatrical concepts.  Foundation of music such as melodic pitch, basic sight-singing, rhythm, and dynamics will be taught and/or reinforced through games and hands-on-activities. Students will also be exposed to more advanced skills such as note reading, harmonization, and basic music theory. In addition to singing, drama activities and games will also be an integral part of this course. These exercises are designed to reinforce acting skills such as stage presence, vocal projection, improvisation, and auditioning.  We will learn about famous composers and sing a wide variety of Christian and secular music.   (Contemporary Christian songs for a church service and 50’s songs for a nursing home are examples of past performances.) While there will be one or two short performances over the course of the year, we will also work toward the production of a musical drama.   In addition to learning their music, choreography and lines, students will have the opportunity to help with behind the scenes aspects of putting on a performance such as helping to create sets and props.   A few extra rehearsals may be required in preparation for the performance. Advance notice will be given in regard to rehearsals.   I look forward to a great year with our awesome students!

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

World History-Medieval Times Co-op (4th-6th)

Coordinator: Paola Bush
Email: paola.a.bush@gmail.com
Tuition: N/A (parents will rotate turns teaching)
Material Fee: $10 per semester
Required Text/Supplies: Story of the World, Volume 2 - "The Middle Ages" - 1 Ring binder and the Activity Book is optional.
Pre-Requisites: None 

 

Description:  This is a co-op class using “Story of The World” as a spine to teach Ancient history.  A parent of each student is required to teach a portion of the classes on a rotational basis. Involvement of their child in the presentation is encouraged but not mandatory.   The selection and assignment of topics will be made at a class meeting the first day of Co-op at the regular class time. The parent will choose the format they want to use to present the selected topic in class and will complement with a hands-on activity related to the topic. The Curriculum activity guide available at class provides ideas for this purpose. (Discussion, map work, projects, crafts, etc). There will be short reading assignments which should be completed at home, periodic short writing assignments and at least 1 mandatory presentation for each child.

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

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