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Acting Up! Musical Theatre Class (1st-3rd)

Instuctor: Annie Venable

Email: annieven@earthlink.net

Phone: 321-917-0733

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

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

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

Pre-Requisites: None

Description:     These young students will have fun learning a wide variety of musical concepts as well as basic theatrical components. The fundamentals of music (melody, rhythm, dynamics, steady beat) will be taught and reinforced through games, musical crafts, rhythm instruments, and hands-on-activities.  Fun songs will be incorporated periodically to teach Bible verses and other facts.  We will learn about famous composers and sing a wide variety of both Christian and secular music.,    In addition to singing, simple skits, drama activities and games will be an integral part of this course. These will be designed to practice team building and to teach acting skills such as stage presence, vocal projection, and improvisation. There will be at least one performance each semester. Performances may include singing for a Sunday church service, going to a nursing home or assisted living, going Christmas caroling, or putting on a concert for family and friends. (Contemporary Christian songs for a church service and 50’s songs for a nursing home are examples of past performances.)  Students will also have the exciting opportunity to participate in a musical drama (with costumes, set, and props).   Parents will be provided with either a CD or links to the music that we are learning so that students can enjoy the songs at home.  There may be a few evening practices (3-4) in preparation for the drama, but other than that no outside time should be required.  I am looking forward to a great year making music together!

 

 

Adventure Reading Class (4th-6th)

Instructor: Ashley Mangini

Email: manginimayhem

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

Material Fee: $25 per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  None

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. Books will be provided throughout the class. 

Books:

  • The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Notron Juster

  • The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh

  • Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Toliver’s Secret by Ester Wood Brady

  • Number the Stars by Lois Lowry   

 

Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting (1st-3rd)

Instructor: Valorie Stanley

Email: blessed-mom@hotmail.com

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

Material Fee: $45 per semester

Required Supplies: art journal or sketch pad (any kind….even Dollar Tree sketchpads) with blank pages

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

 

Art Fundamentals: Drawing and Painting (4th-12th)

Instructor: Valorie Stanley

Email: blessed-mom@hotmail.com

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

Material Fee: $45 per semester

Required Text/Supplies: art journal or sketch pad (any kind….even Dollar Tree sketchpads) with blank pages

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

 

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Choate

Email: jmchoate20@gmail.com

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

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Textbook: none 

Supplies Required: none

Pre-Requisites:  reading and writing independently

Description:   Please see attachments above and below for general info and syllabus

 

 

 

Crochet: Beginner & 2nd Year Students (6 years - Adult)

Instructor: Andi Pate

Email: andipate@yahoo.com

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

Material Fee: $20/year to cover the beginner material pack 

Required Supplies: Upon joining the class I will provide a beginner’s material pack for each student. These are for them to take home and bring with them every class. Each student will be responsible for purchasing any extra materials throughout the course as needed.

Pre-Requisites:  A certain level of finger dexterity and fine motor skills is required to learn crochet. The age when this is developed enough varies from individual to individual, ranging from about 6 years old and older. I would be happy to let any younger children interested in learning crochet attend one class for free to see if they have the necessary skills yet. 

Description:  Crochet is a fiber art and crafting skill. It encompasses fine motor skills, math and counting, patterns, concentration, and creativity to create unique handcrafted items. Crochet can be used to boost and develop creativity, to relax and to reduce anxiety, to build confidence, and as a profitable skill. It is a truly enjoyable skill and hobby that I love to do myself, and love to teach and share with others. In this class I will teach beginners the basics, such as how to hold the hook and yarn, how to begin a project and how to end one, as well as the basic stitches used. They will learn and practice by crocheting their own items, such as washcloths, scarves, drink coasters, hats, etc. For those already familiar with crochet I will teach more advanced stitches, provide any insight or suggestions on their projects, and help however needed as they continue to create.

 

 

Dynamite Writing (4th - 6th)

Instructor: Julie Pringle

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Phone: 321-266-7417

Tuition: $25 per month ($125 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) (may need to purchase another after Christmas Break) 

  • 4 clear plastic sheet protectors to leave inside of binder

  • pencils

Pre-Requisites:  Completed Razzle Dazzle 1 & 2 Writing

 

Description:     We will use two programs 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 1 & 2” 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! This includes:  Letter writing to local community service personnel and others, letters to authors, new skits, writing a biography, and an autobiography.

The highlight will be second semester when each student will publish his/her own personal  book!  Parents will have to be involved in this exciting part!

We will cover many of the Florida standards for writing:  Grades 4-6

(FIRST LEGO League) FLL Robotics (4th-8th)

Team Leaders: Adam & Amy Dokos

Email:  adam.dokos@earthlink.net

Tuition: $25/month ($125/semester) All material fees and tuition go to supporting team events and entry fees.

Material Fee: $20/semester - All material fees and tuition go to supporting team events and entry fees.

Required Text/Supplies: Notebook and something to write with.

Pre-requisites: Returning students will have first priority and at the coaches discretion.

 

 

Description:    Based on the program, FIRST LEGO League, http://www.firstinspires.com., the small, intensive Robotics team is not for the faint of heart.  Must be willing to travel, have extra practices outside of ACE and plan to find sponsors to help fund our team. Limited to a maximum of 10 students.  Returning students will have first priority and at the coaches discretion. Students and families must be willing to be "all in" and participate in and outside of meetings to build a successful team. Many positions from coding to skits to making project boards are needed by team members. If interest is high, the above website is helpful to any parents who would like to start another robotics team at ACE. Size of team is 2-10, however we will be looking for a minimum of 4 students.

 

Fun Factory Science Class (3rd-4th)

Instructor: Linda Copeland

Email: lcope12181@aol.com

Tuition:  $20/month ($100/semester)

Material Fee:  $25/semester ($50/year)

Required Supplies:  composition book, scissors, crayons, glue sticks, pencil box or pouch, pencils.

Pre-Requisites:  None

Description: This class is designed to give students increased learning in the practice of science and characteristics of scientific knowledge. Studies will include the study of earth in space and time as well as earth systems and patterns (water cycle, temperature, climate zones, natural disasters). The study of energy will include the forms of energy and their roles in doing work and causing change. Students will research and apply skills in the interaction of plants and animals on their specific environments. STEM activities will provide opportunities for the students to be creative in design, structure, and presentations for class activities.

 

 

Girls of American History: Birth of America (1764-1854) (3rd-6th)

Instructor: Holly Snyder

Email: mom1girl4boys.hs@gmail.com

Phone: 321-444-0480 (call/text)

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

Material Fee:  $15/semester (to cover costs of craft supplies and paper, food, or anything else for activities.)

Required Text:  No books need to be purchased, although it is good for the girls to read through the books as we go through them.  I have multiple copies, or you can borrow them from the library.

Supplies Needed: Please bring to class a 2inch 3 ring binder, to be left at ACE.  Other things may be needed throughout the year, but I will let you know of the items.

Pre-Requisites: None

 

Description:  In this class we will be learning history through the stories of the American Girl Series.  Starting with Kaya, an American Indian living with her family and learning the traditions and stories that have been passed down through generations.  Next, we will meet Felicity who is growing up in the time of the American Revolution and the beginning of war.  We will then go to 1824 and meet Josefina, a girl who lives in New Mexico with her family on their Rancho.  Lastly, we will see into the life of Kirsten growing up in 1854.  She and her family come on a boat from Sweden to America.

 

Each week we will learn about the girls and the time they lived in.  We do this by lap booking, and crafts.  The students do not need to own an American Girl doll or the books.  You can check out all the books through the library. 

 

Hands-On Math Class (3rd-4th)

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:   Hands-on Math 3rd-4th is an enrichment course in which the goal is to help students develop a deeper more concrete understanding of math concepts in which they are able to grow in their confidence and understanding as they make connections of mathematical relationships to the world around them through a number of manipulatives, games, math literature, STEAM projects and themed days. This hands-on approach helps keep students' interest high; while helping them to not only develop a positive attitude toward math, but also helping them to see the how and why of mathematics. Students will explore topics such as geometry, measurement, and fractions through various math manipulatives like geoboards, fraction bars, balance scales, etc. I believe that math is so much more than just number crunching; and, my goal is to get your child actively engaged in learning about how math is everywhere in the world around us.

Institute for Excellence in Writing Class, Course A (3rd-5th)

Lead Teacher: Claudia Peer        Email: cgpeer@gmail.com

Assistant: Becky Moon                  Email: overthemoon.fl@gmail.com

Parent to Purchase: IEW-Fables, Myths & Fairy Tales by Maria Gerber $29 

Material Student will need: IEW binder (black 1.5”-inserts provided), paper, pens & highlighters

Pre-requisites: Basic grammar knowledge and ability to write independently. 

Beginning of the year, PARENT MEETING REQUIRED for parents to familiarize them with IEW Basics which will enable them to help students throughout the year.

Materials Fee: $10/semester

Monthly Tuition: $20/month

Class Description: Both courses are instructor driven. As instructors we will facilitate an environment 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.” Review and Continuation of IEW Units/Second Semester Elegant Essay

Syllabus: Learning Dress-ups & Sentence Openers. Covering Units for the following: Notes & Outlines, Writing from Notes, Retelling Narrative Stories, Summarizing a Reference Outline and Essay, Writing from Pictures Outline and Essay, Summarizing Multiple References Outline and Essay, Inventive Writing, Persuasive Essay Model, The Critique Model.  Student pace will greatly impact what we are able to cover.

 

Martial Arts Class: Bullyproof (6-9 years old)

Instuctor:  James Bannister

Email: leadermartialartsfitness@gmail.com

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

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! 

 

Martial Arts Class: Junior Leaders (9-17 years old)

Instuctor:  James Bannister

Email: leadermartialartsfitness@gmail.com

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

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! 

 

Our Star Spangled Story History (3rd-5th) (2nd grade upon approval of instructor)

Instructor: Ashely Mangini

Email: manginimayhem@gmail.com

Tuition:  $20/month ($100/semester)

Material Fees: $20/semester ($40/year)

Required Text/Supplies: Ray Notgrass Curriculum Package to Include: Text, Student Workbook, and Timeline.

Pre-Requisites: None

Description:  Our Star-Spangled Story is a one-year American history and literature course designed for students. It combines the flexibility and richness of a unit study with the simplicity of a textbook-based approach to history. In addition to narrative lessons about children and families in American history, students can learn through songs, dances, and hands-on activities. 

 

Razzle Dazzle Writing 1 (2nd-6th)

Instructor: Julie Pringle

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Phone: 321-266-7417

Tuition: $25 per month ($125 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 Primary Composition Book for daily journal (may need to purchase another after Christmas break or more advanced type)

  • 4 clear plastic sheet protectors to leave inside of binder

  • pencils

Pre-Requisites:  None

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:  “show, don’t tell”, strong verbs, metaphors, similes, details, revising a draft, etc.

Students will learn how to write using a “story glove” approach for creative writing. We will delve into fictional and personal narratives too.  We will also publish an actual book during the second semester!

Razzle Dazzle Writing 2 (2nd-6th)

Instructor: Julie Pringle

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Phone: 321-266-7417

Tuition: $25 per month ($125 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 Primary Composition or Composition notebook for daily journals

       (may need to purchase another after Christmas break)

* 4 clear plastic sheet protectors to leave inside of binder

* pencils

Pre-Requisites:  None

Description:     We will continue using the second half of 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. In this second half of the program, we will turn our attention to different forms of Expository writing including: opinion, persuasive, informative, directions, and five paragraph essays.  We will also publish an actual book during the second semester!

We will cover many of the Florida standards for writing:  Grades 2-6

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;  will be 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.  Foundations 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, skits and other drama activities and games will be an integral part of this course. These exercises are designed to practice team building and teach acting skills such as stage presence, vocal projection, improvisation, and auditioning.   In addition to one or two short community performances, we will work toward the production of a musical drama.   Students will learn their music, choreography and lines, and will also 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 outside rehearsals will be required in preparation for the drama, but this is the only time extra practices should be necessary.  Some of our past elementary productions have included “I Witness News, Live from Jericho”, “America the Land of the Free”, “Christmas in Reverse”, “A Tribute to the 50’s”, and “Willy Wonka Kids”.  My plan is to continue with the musical “Agape League” in the fall. (This was put on hold in the spring of 2020 due to Corona).  Since we never got to perform it, returning students will have the option of keeping their same roles.  New students are welcome to join in on the fun.  I look forward to a great year with our awesome students!

 

STEAM Team Building (2nd-6th)

Instructor: Beth Perdue

Email:  angelabethperdue@gmail.com

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

Material Fee: $10/semester ($20/year)

Required Supplies:  TBD

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description:    This class is designed to help students use Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics to work on their team building skills by performing fun experiments and activities.  

 

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