2022 - 2023 1st - 2nd Grade Schedule

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2022 - 2023 1st - 2nd Grade Class Descriptions

ART APPRECIATION 1st – 2nd  

Teacher: Rachel Wall 
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st-2nd grades 
Class Fee: $15 per Semester 
Maximum Number of Students: 10 
Minimum: 4 
Objectives of this class: Students will learn to use basic art techniques and various media to express their creativity. They will learn simple art vocabulary and become familiar with famous artists and their art styles. 
Description of the general class format: The first semester will focus on learning art basics and vocabulary while trying out different media and techniques. The second semester we will study different artists' lives and their artistic styles. Then we’ll create an art project following that artist’s style. We will end each semester with an art show to display our beautiful work.  No written homework will be assigned, and students will not need a textbook. 

 

FUN SCIENCE 1ST-2ND (2YR. ROTATION) 

Teacher:  Amie Height
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class- 1st and 2nd grade 
Class Fee- $20.00 (this covers all supplies) 
Maximum number of students: 12 
Minimum number of students: 6 
Objectives of this class: To open young minds to the wonders of science and to teach them the safety and respect of the wonders of science. 
Description of the general class: Basic general hands-on science experiments, worksheets, and several lab folders. This class will be in 2 yr. rotation so that both and 1st and 2nd grade will have a good understanding of science and a good concept of science safety for when they move up to 3rd grade. Each yr. will cover different material. A certificate of completion will be given at the completion of 2 yrs. 
Description of enrichment or homework activities: Most experiments will be completed in class. On occasion experiment kits with instructions will be sent home to complete due to the lack of time required for the experiment to be a success and our limited time at CG. Emails and reminders will be sent out. 
Textbook/workbook: None (All supplies including Crayola’s, pencils, etc. will be provided) 
Other Important Information: Some experiments will involve mild chemicals, potting soil, grass, nuts, and other food items. Gloves and aprons will be provided. Allergy forms will be handed out and need to be returned to your child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year.

 

Mind, Body, Motor – 1st – 2nd and 3rd – 5th 

Teacher: Becky Dykes 
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 2nd and 3rd - 5th 
Class Fee: $5 for each student  
Maximum number of students in the class: 20  
Minimum number of students for the class to make: 4  
Objectives of this class: We will be using exercises to improve motor skills that were developed and have been proven to help children with their cognitive development.  
Description of the general class format: In this class, we will work on different areas of development. Such as – Brain Gym games and exercises, body awareness, and basic fine and gross motor skills. We will have competitions and work on developing a healthy competitive spirit. Class participation is absolutely required.  
Description of enrichment or homework activities: None  
Textbook/workbook information: None  
Other Important Information: Class participation is absolutely required.  

 

LEGO/THINK! 1st – 2nd 

Teacher: Tiffany Laine 
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 2nd have the ability to think and work independently, and follow clear, direct given directions.   
Class Fees: $10 Fall Fee and *either* $25 or an exact type of LEGO box.  
Max number of students: 15 
Minimum number of students: 4 
Objects of class: Students will begin their journey on STEM and Creative Thinking through various household objects, task cards, and LEGOs. Fall Semester is the Think! portion of the class. Where bridges, pulleys, towers, egg throwers, marshmallows bridges, etc. will be created and built. Spring Semester is when the box of LEGOs comes out. Students will create a variety of cities, towers, etc. with the use of LEGO task cards. All to engage their brain and hands-on creativity.  

 

EXPLORING THE STATES (2 Yr. Rotation) 1st – 2nd

Teacher:  TBD
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st and 2nd 
Class Fee:  $20 
Maximum number of students: 10 
Minimum number of students: 4 
Objectives of this class:  To have FUN learning about the states and their roles in our country  
Let’s go on a trip across the USA!  We will learn interesting facts about each state we visit and what makes it unique to our country.  We will highlight important historical events, people, geography, and/or landmarks during our visits.  We will also become familiar with the United States map, as well as all fifty states and capitals.  
During each class, we will work in our state journals and we’ll complete a fun, state-related activity. Activities may include crafts, stories, hands-on play, songs, games, and/or snacks.   
This class is designed to cover all 50 states over a two-year rotation. States will be studied in alphabetical order, with 25 states being studied each year.  Please make sure the food allergy form has been turned in to your child’s teacher. As snacks will be eaten occasionally.  

 

Intro Math Facts 1st – 2nd 

Teacher: Jennifer Platt
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st - 2nd with basic skill knowledge of adding, subtraction, shapes, measuring, patterns, etc.   
Class Fees: $10  
Max number of students: 12 
Minimum number of students: 4 
Objects of class: Students will have fun building their foundation of math skills and knowledge through various games, strategic thinking, manipulatives, etc. This class is *not* a whole base curriculum. It is designed to be an added tool in your child’s math curriculum.  

Creating Food through Literature 1st – 2nd  
Teacher: Sommer Emerson
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 2nd and ability to listen to a story independently and follow clear, direct directions to cook/bake. 
Class Fee: $12 
Maximum number of students: 12 
Minimum number of students: 4 
Objectives of this class: Students will cultivate their love of literature and food through storytelling, discussion, and baking/cooking a treat that is directly related to the book(s) of the day. 
Other important information: Parents must let the teacher know of any allergies. Work with the teacher to help accommodate child’s allergies and the food that will be prepared in class. 

 

Music and Rhythm 1st – 2nd  

Teacher: Mariam Adair
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 2nd and ability to listen and follow instructions
Class Fee: $12
Maximum number of students: 12 
Minimum number of students: 4 
Objectives of this class: Students will express themselves through an assortment of music-related activities. Each class will be filled with vocal warm-up games, followed by active movement songs where kids learn how singing can bring joy to others and themself.  Each class day, everyone will have a chance to use an instrument such as rhythm sticks, tambourines, or egg shakers to keep rhythm with the music.  My desire is for your child to gain the opportunity to build self-esteem, improve memorization, strengthen hand-eye coordination, and build a love for music.


Nature Study 1st – 2nd  

Teacher: Lisa Rawls
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 2nd 
Class Fee: $25
Maximum number of students: 12 
Minimum number of students: 4 
Objectives of this class: A Charlotte Mason-inspired approach to God’s creation, we will cover 3 broad topics per year and work on a rotation to repeat each topic every 5 years (Nature study will extend into the 3rd-5th grade. A student can take all 5 years and never repeat material).  Fall 2022 will be birds, winter will be mammals, and spring will be wildflowers. Students will have hands-on activities to learn and observe and will be guided through nature journaling their observations and discoveries.  At the end of each term, students will have the opportunity to present something of their choice to the class from the topic covered (for example, for the bird study, a student may choose to present a cardinal, or rockhopper penguin, or downy woodpecker, etc.).

YOUNGER GIRLS CLUB 1st – 2nd  

Teacher:  TBD
Suitable ages, abilities or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 2nd Girls   
Class fee: $10.00 
Maximum number of students: 12 
Minimum number of students: 5 
Objectives of this class: To foster friendships and promote good sportsmanship among the girls with a chance for fellowship while having FUN! 
Description of the general class format: This year we will split our time between structured read-alouds, crafts, and games.  
Description of enrichment or homework activities: None 
Other Important Information: Please inform the teacher if your daughter has any allergies to food etc.  

 

YOUNGER BOYS CLUB 1st – 2nd  

Teacher: TBD
Class fee: $10.00 
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 2nd Boys 
Maximum number for class: 14 
Minimum number for class: 4 
Objectives for this class: 
1.    The boys will be encouraged to develop friendships. 
2.    The boys will learn good sportsmanship. 
3.    The boys will learn to follow directions while playing games, building craft projects, and working together. 
Description of the general class format: Boys will exert energy while participating in indoor and outdoor group games and working on projects. This is meant to be a FUN time! 
Description of enrichment or homework activities: None 
Textbook/workbook information: None 

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