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Adventure Reading Class (4th-6th)

Instructor: Ashley Mangini

Email: manginimayhem@gmail.com

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 (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

 

Colossal Curiosity Science Class (5th-6th)

Instuctor: Linda Copeland

Email: lcope12181@aol.com

Tuition: $20/month ($100/semester) 

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

Required Text/Supplies:  composition book, scissors, crayons, glue sticks, pencil box or pouch, pencils, and thin markers.

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 Colossal Curiosity.

 

 

 

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

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

Instructor: Sheri Mercurio 

Email: dmercurio3@cfl.rr.com

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

Material Fee: $25 per semester 

Required Text/Supplies: Folder with pockets and pencil

Pre-Requisites: Love of singing! :)

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.

 

(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.

 

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

Hands-On Math Class (5th-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:  Hands-on Math 5th-6th 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, decimals and percents through various math manipulatives like counters, pattern blocks, inchworm rulers, 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.

 

Institute for Excellence in Writing Class, Course B: Continuation Course (6th-9th)

Lead Teacher: Becky Moon        Email: overthemoon.fl@gmail.com

Assistant: Claudia Peer               Email: cgpeer@gmail.com

Parent to Purchase: Not needed until Second Semester- IEW-Elegant Essay by Lesha Myers $29 

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

Pre-requisites:  IEW-B (Students with previous IEW experience will be considered on a case by case basis) 

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: $25/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.  Elegant Essay will be an extension of Unit 8.

 

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! 

 

Middle School Math 1 (6th-7th)

Instructor: Christina Alexander

Email:  alexander.christina@gmail.com

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

Material Fee: $10 per semester ($20/year)

Required Text:  SAXON Math 7/6, 4th Edition, paperback; Copyright 2004; ISBN-13:978-1591413196; ISBN-10:1591413192

Supplies: Lined notebook, pencils, eraser, 12” ruler.

Pre-Requisites: Understanding of math concepts to 5th grade level. 

 

 

Description:  Saxon Math 7/6 is designed for students in grade 6, or for 7th grade students who are struggling with math. This class introduces functions and coordinate graphing, integers, exponential expressions, and prime factorization. Students will specifically learn about the order of operations, number lines, decimal place value, how to find the percent of a number, how to round decimal numbers, attributes of geometric solids, and more. Lessons contain a warm-up, introduction to the new concept, and exercises where the new skill is practiced (all of which will be done in class), plus mixed practice exercises, which include 25-30 old and new problems (to be done at home). Students will be required to complete at least four sets of problems for homework each week and will be tested regularly to check their progress.

 

 

 

Middle School Writing (6th-8th)

Instructor: Christina Alexander

Email: alexander.christina@gmail.com

Venmo: @Christina-Alexander-81

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

Material Fee: $10 per semester ($20/year)

Required Supplies:  1” 3-ring binder, pencils, eraser, a good junior dictionary (Dictionaries which use complicated words in their definitions are not helpful.)

Pre-Requisites:   An understanding of basic grammar concepts and sentence construction; ability to find words easily in a dictionary 

Description:   To write well, a student needs to be able to think clearly, organize information and express feelings, all within the discipline of correct spelling and mechanics, and a comfortable, fluent style. In this class, we will first review the basics - parts of speech, sentence construction and punctuation - and then progress to writing paragraphs and complete essays. As students learn to make their writing ever more interesting, with creative use of adjectives and adverbs, variations in verb tense and person, and the use of compound and complex sentences, they gain a deeper understanding of the English language and confidence in their ability to express themselves on any subject. 

 

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

Sew Green!: Receycled Sewing (5th-12th)

Instructor: Beth Perdue

Email:  angelabethperdue@gmail.com

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

Material Fee: $10/semester ($20/month)

Required Text:   none

Supplies Needed:  The fall semester will be about hand sewing and other methods of sewing. Students should be prepared to have a sewing machine that can be brought to ACE for use during the Spring semester.   

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description:   This class will teach students how to sew, recreate clothing from old clothing, use recycled items to make new and fun things to wear.   

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.  

Uncle Same to You Civics Class (6th-8th)

Instructor: Ashley Mangini

Email: manginimayhem@gmail.com

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

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text:  Ray Notgrass Curriculum Package to Include: Text Part 1&2, Student Workbook, and Citizens Handbook. ISBN: 1609990528 ISBN-13: 9781609990527ls

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description:   How do elections work? What does the President do all day? Who decides where stop signs go? What is Labor Day? Uncle Sam and You by Ray and Charlene Notgrass is a one-year civics course that answers these questions and many more.

This course will guide your student on an engaging tour of American government. Your student will learn about elected leaders and everyday citizens who have important roles to fill in making our country work.

 

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