2019 - 2020 3rd - 5th Grade Schedule

3rd – 5th Class Descriptions – 2019/2020

Name of Class: IEW Level A and Basic Grammar

Teacher: J. Hobbs

Grades: 3rd – 5th

Class Fee: Fall fee is $40, which includes the one-time cost of IEW student book. Spring fee will be considerably less.

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 4

Class Description: This is an introductory course to the IEW writing program. Through guided lessons, we will learn how to write using several IEW units and stylistic techniques. We will also learn and review basic grammar. My goal is for kids to see that writing and grammar can be easy and fun!

In order to benefit from this class, students must be able to read the IEW source texts fairly well (not perfectly). Pages 13 and 18 of the following documents contain sample source texts: https://iew.com/sites/default/files/paperbasedcourse/fileattachment/AFF_Sample.pdf

All materials will be provided. Students will be responsible for bringing their IEW book to class each week. Homework for this class is optional, but highly encouraged.

 

Name of Class: Skills & Drills

Teacher: Christine Matthews

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 3-5 grade

Class Fee: $10.00

Maximum number of students in the class: 14

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 4

Objectives of this class: To review facts and increase mastery of these in a group setting.

Description of the general class format:  Subjects will be covered for 4 weeks. Each class will consist of both math and another subject in order to keep momentum up. Subjects include; Books of the Bible, Basic math facts (addition through division), Geographic locations (Continents, Prominent countries, U.S. States) and vocabulary, Parts of speech, Animal Classification, and Preamble to the Constitution. School House Rock videos will be used when applicable. Crafts, games and activities will be common, in order to reinforce learning.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: Most work will be completed in class. Unfinished math fact worksheets will need to be completed at home. Parents; please see syllabus in order to be aware of current focus.
Textbook/workbook information: No book is needed. Copies will be supplied in class.

Supplies: Three ring binder and all other material will be provided.

 

 

Name of Class:  3rd-5th Texas History

Teacher:  Dana Boone

Grade: 3rd-5th Grade

Listening and class participation are encouraged.

Class Fee: $15.00

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 4

 

Objective of the class:  Students will learn and appreciate the history and various cultures that make up our Texas heritage.  Some areas of study will include: state symbols, geography and regions, explorers and settlers, Texas Indians, struggle for independence, statehood, famous Texas heroes, and the intersection of Texas and the U.S.A.

 

Description of class:  We will use various strategies to learn about Texas including, but not limited to stories, hand-outs, crafts, short discussions and videos, games, and hands-on activities that will reinforce/expand various topics.

 

Description of enrichment or homework activities:  Students will have very little homework in this class.

Textbook/workbook information, none is required.  Class notebooks and hand-outs are included in the class fee.

 

 

Name of Class: Junior Jazzercise

Teacher: A. Ward

Grades: 3rd – 5th Grade

Class Fees: $10

Maximum number of students: 15

Minimum number of students: 4

 

Class Description: Kids will have a blast dancing to new upbeat music mixes and playing fitness games created just for them.  It’s a great introduction to fitness, coordination, strength, nutrition, and confidence all while having fun! All music and dance moves will be age appropriate.

 

 

Name of Class: Flying Creatures of 5th Day (Fall Semester) & Exploring Creation with Botany (Spring Semester)

 

Teacher: Terrell Knight

Grades: 3rd – 5th

Maximum number of students: 15

Minimum number of students: 4

Class Fee: $12 

 

Class Description:

Fall Semester - In this God-honoring study of birds, your child learns about the glorious design and characteristics of flying creatures, including physical characteristics, nesting habits, flight patterns, and more! Your children will learn how to attract various bird species to your yard and identify them by looking at their special physical characteristics, diverse nests, and interesting domestic practices. Reading and Questions will be done at home. With review and experiments and/or crafts done in class.

Book needed: Apologia Flying Creature of the 5th Day.

 

Spring Semester - Exploring Creation with Botany presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of botany for grades K-6. Content covered includes the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants. It then discusses the development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, and how plants get their water and nutrients and distribute them throughout the body of the plant. Reading and Questions will be done at home. With review and experiments and/or crafts done in class.

Book needed: Apologia Botany

 

 

Name of class:  Beginning Sign Language

 

Teacher:  Monica Stone

Grades: 3rd – 5th

Class Fee: $5.00

Maximum number of students: 11

Minimum number of students: 5

 

Objectives of this class:  Beginning level to American Sign Language. Topics include: vocabulary, history, finger spelling, numbers, and Deaf culture

Description of the general class format: We will play, sing, and sign along with Signing Time DVDs. We will also practice what we have learned with flash cards, and do worksheets in class

Description of enrichment or homework activities: Child will be encouraged to teach siblings and parents the signs that they have learned.

Textbook/workbook information: TBD

 

 

Name of class: Art Exploration - Imagination

Teacher: Becky Helvey

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 3-5 grades

Class Fee: $35 per semester

Maximum number of students in the class: 10

Minimum number: 4

Objectives of this class: Our focus in Art class is learning to enjoy, appreciate and create art. We look at different styles, cultures and periods of art, as well as create our own.  Your child will learn to manipulate a variety of media with increasing sophistication as his/her fine motor skills develop throughout the year.

Students incorporate and express their ideas in Art using a basic “language” known as the Art Elements. These Elements include: Space, Shape, Texture, Line, Form, Value, and Color.

 

Description of the general class format: Art Exploration-Imagination (1) and Art Exploration- Inspiration (2), These classes will be part of a 2 year curriculum. One class need not be taken before the other. The class will be structured with 10 minutes of information/history about an artist followed by about 30 minutes of students’ hands on creativity.

 

Description of enrichment or homework activities: No written homework will be assigned. Most work will be done during class time. There may be occasions where students are asked to focus on an area of expertise to be ready for the next class. Mrs. Helvey will also encourage students to participate in local competitions/art shows if the opportunities arise. Students will create and choose at least one piece of their artwork to display at the end of the year, Awards Ceremony. 

Textbook/workbook information: Projects are taken from various text books, art websites, dvd art lesson tutorials.

Other Important Information: Students will be using different mediums as they explore the various techniques. It may be advisable to have a smock or t-shirt to protect clothing.

 

 

Name of class: Mind, Body and Motor

Teacher: Lacy Lowry

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 3rd - 5th grade

Class Fee: $5 each student

Maximum number of students: 20 (with 3 teachers)

Minimum number of students: 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. We will also work on body awareness and basic fine and gross motor skills. During bad or extremely hot weather, we will play educational games or fitness activities geared for the indoors. 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.

 

 

 

Name of class: Older Boys’ Group

 

Teacher: Heather Lee

Class Fee: $10.00

Maximum number of students: 18
Minimum number of students: 4

 

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: This class is for boys 3rd through 5th grade. Fee covers the cost for water cups and any small supplies.

Objectives of this class:

1. The goal will be for the boys to develop friendships.

2. The boys will also learn good sportsmanship.

Description of the general class format:

Boys will have plenty of outdoor play and occasional indoor games.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: None

Textbook/workbook information: none

 

 

Name of Class: Older Girls’ Club

Teacher: April McDonald / Bridget Thompson

Suitable ages, abilities or skill level needed for this class: 3rd-5th grade

Class Fee: $20.00

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 crafts and games. We plan to have fun.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: None

Textbook/workbook information: None

Other Important Information: Please inform the teacher if your daughter has any allergies to food, etc.

 

Name of Class: Playdoh Economics

Teacher: Kelly Hall

Class Fees: $10

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 4

Objectives: **Please note, we are in process of updating this curriculum. There will be slight changes from what is listed below. Updates about the class, once confirmed, will be emailed to parents of child(ren) in the class.**

To be able to identify the basic concepts and vocabulary of economics (on an elementary level). Participate in a realistic “token” economy. Be able to identify God’s principles of money.

Class format: Each class period will consist of games, hands-on activities, and using Playdoh. Independent thinking and creativity will be needed throughout the class year. This class may aspire children to start their own business, open their own bank account, etc. Each class period, students will earn a “paycheck” and will learn to tithe, pay rent, etc. Lessons on how we learn extra income and how we lose incomes will be taught.

Homework: At times, homework may be assigned. Even though the homework is optional, students will be encouraged to complete assignments. For they will earn “play” money for completed assignments.

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