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2024 - 2025 1st - 2nd Grade Schedule

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2024 - 2025 1st - 2nd Grade Class Descriptions

ART APPRECIATION 1st – 2nd (2YR. ROTATION)


Teacher: Teresa Eastwood
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st-2nd grades 
Class Fee: $25 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 display our beautiful work at the end of the year party.  No written homework will be assigned, and students will not need a textbook. 
**this course is offered as a 2 year rotation. Students can take Art Appreciation both years and not repeat material

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- $25.00 per semester (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. Please notify the teacher if your child has any allergies.


**YOU MAY NOT TAKE THIS CLASS AND NATURE STUDY. CHOOSE ONE OR THE OTHER.


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 per semester
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.


INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY SPANISH – 1st-2nd


Teacher: Selene Montejano
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class- 1st and 2nd grade
Class Fee: $10 per semester
Maximum number of students: 10
Minimum number of students: 2
Class Description: This course is an introduction to Spanish. No previous knowledge is necessary.
Description of the general class: This beginner course will teach Spanish from a very introductory level. Each class will include a variety of ways to learn the Spanish language through the use of songs, poems, and beginner vocabulary words. This class will teach students to pronounce letter sounds correctly in Spanish along with building 4 letter words. Simple Spanish expressions, greetings and simple conversational words will be taught. There will be very little written work and an occasional craft project when it applies to that week’s vocabulary. Spanish grammar will not be taught.
Description of enrichment or homework activities: No written homework will be assigned.

 

THINK!/Legos 1st – 2nd 


Teacher: Tiffany Laine 
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 2nd, must have the ability to think and work independently (and occasionally in groups), and follow clear, direct given directions.   
Class Fees: $15 per semester
Max number of students: 10
Minimum number of students: 4 
Description of the general class: This class builds on student’s natural curiosity to question how and why
things work the way they do. We will spend time learning about a particular object or subject, then build
it and test it. The students are then encouraged to use critical thinking and make corrections based on
the outcome of our testing to achieve a better result. The class will use a combination of household items and legos for their creations. 

 

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


Teacher:  Jessica Ogilvie
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st and 2nd 
Class Fee:  $20 per semester
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 by regions, with 25 states being studied each year.  Please make sure the food allergy form has been turned in to your child’s teacher - snacks will be eaten occasionally.  


INTRO TO 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  per semester
Max number of students: 10 
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: Bethany Brizuela
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: $25 per semester
Maximum number of students: 10
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: Other important information: Parents must let the teacher know of any allergies before registration can be confirmed. (Includes but not limited to dairy, egg, nut, soy, and gluten allergies) Parents are expected to work with the teacher to help accommodate child’s allergies by helping with the additional costs to substitute allergen foods.


READING WITH PHONICS – 1st-2nd


Teacher: Erin Blalock
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st and 2nd graders. Students must be able to recognize all 26 letters
Class fee: $10 per semester
Maximum number of students: 8
Minimum number of students: 3
Objectives of this class: Students will have fun building their foundation of phonics skills and knowledge through various games, worksheets, and teacher instruction. This class is NOT a whole base curriculum. This course is designed to be an added tool in your child’s curriculum. The goal is for the students to achieve a higher proficiency in reading by strengthening their knowledge of phonics sounds and word blends.
Other important information: In order to enroll in this class, the student must be able to recognize all 26 letters.

 

RHYTHM AND MUSIC 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 per semester
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 per semester
Maximum number of students: 10 
Minimum number of students: 4 
Objectives of this class: 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. If a student has taken Nature Study for 5 years they do not need to continue in the study.
Topics for the upcoming year are as follows:
-Mushrooms/Fungi (a short section)
-Cultivated Crops (students will choose to do a presentation on mushrooms OR crops, they won't have to do both)
-Weather and Climate
-Insects
The class time will consist of a lecture portion that includes reading from various books on the topic and may also include videos, hands-on activities that assist in learning and observing the chosen subject, some nature journaling, and presentations that are given by the students at the end of each term/topic.  Terms are roughly 8 weeks each. There is no regular homework except for preparing their 3 presentations per school year.

**YOU MAY NOT TAKE THIS CLASS AND FUN SCIENCE. CHOOSE ONE OR THE OTHER.

 

BIBLICAL FRIENDSHIPS 1st-2nd


Teacher: Tiffany Laine
Grades: 1st-2nd
Class Fee: $10 per semester
Maximum number of students: 10
Minimum number of students: 4
Objectives of this class: In this class, students will learn to cultivate biblical friendships with their peers. We will utilize studies from Not Consumed as we learn to navigate friendships, learn about servanthood, and explore more about God’s love and character. This will be a fun and engaging class!
Homework: Students will be encouraged to recite memorized verses or poetry.
Required Materials: None

 

DRAMA FUN 1st-2nd


Teacher: Rebecca Leech
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st-2nd grade. Minimal reading adjusted to student age level; must be able to follow instructions and have fun
Class fee: $15 per semester
Maximum number of students: 8
Minimum number of students: 4
Objectives of this class: To give children an outlet for their God given creative abilities. Explore stories, especially from a Godly view. Learn some basic theater terms, work on skills that will benefit future thespians, dictation, projection, and facial expressions.
Description of the general class: We will use the following techniques to explore and have fun:
•    Narrative Pantomime stories: A technique in which the teacher or leader tells a story and each student, usually working independently, “acts out” the story
•    Physical and Pantomime Activities: These activities all teach physical control and pantomime communication.
•    Improvisation Activities: Virtually all creative drama involves improvisation, but these plans focus in part on building improvisation skills.
•    Role drama Activities: These lessons use the technique known as role drama, in which students are in role and must make choices and relate to each other in a role.
Description of enrichment or homework activities: No written homework will be assigned.

 

YOUNGER GIRLS CLUB 1st – 2nd  


Teacher: Heather Rucker
Suitable ages, abilities or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 2nd Girls 
Class fee: $20 per semester
Maximum number of students: 12
Minimum number of students: 5
Objectives of this class: To encourage, 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 crafts, games, and memory verses. 
Description of enrichment or homework activities: None
Other Important Information: Please inform the teacher if your daughter has any allergies to food. 
Snacks will be provided 

 

YOUNGER BOYS CLUB 1st – 2nd  


Teacher: Kristy Shuttlesworth
Class fee: $10 per semester 
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 2nd Boys 
Maximum number for class: 12
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 

 

CHESS/GAMES WITH STRATEGY 1st-5th


Teacher: Jason Moore
Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st – 5th. students need to be able to listen to instruction and have a significant interest in chess and other strategic board games.
Class Fee: $10 per semester
Maximum number of students: 18
Minimum number of students: 4
Objectives for this class: Students will learn strategic games such as checkers, chess, risk, ticket to ride, etc. 
Description of the general class: Students will learn decision-making skills and improve their problem-solving abilities through board games. By playing strategy games such as chess, students will improve their memory, use creativity, improve their concentration, build resilience, learn patience, and learn good sportsmanship.
 

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