2022 - 2023 3rd - 5th Grade Schedule

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2022 - 2023 3rd – 5th Class Descriptions

IEW LEVEL A 3rd-5th

Teacher: TBD

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 3-5 (Ideal for grades 4 and 5)

Class Fee: $15

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 4

 

Class Description: Parent involvement is necessary for this class! This is an introductory course to the IEW writing program. Through guided lessons, we will learn how to write with structure and style. My goal for this class is for students to see that writing can be easy and enjoyable.

**There are a few things to note regarding this class:**

1) Students must be able to read the IEW source texts fairly well (not perfectly). Refer to pages 14 and 16 of the following link for sample source texts: https://iew.com/sites/default/files/paperbasedcourse/fileattachment/FMF-S_Sample.pdf

2) Students must also be able to write in complete sentences before taking this class.

3) Writing assignments will be completed at home. Students should expect about an hour of homework each week.

4) Students will need to purchase a copy of All Things Fun & Fascinating before our first class. https://iew.com/shop/products/all-things-fun-fascinating All other materials will be provided.

5) We will not complete the entire IEW book, but we will cover most units.

 

Required materials: IEW coursebook All Things Fun & Fascinating

 
Skills and Drills 3rd-5th 

Teacher: Christine Matthews

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

Class Fee: $15 per Semester 

Maximum Number of Students: 12 

Minimum: 4 

Objectives of this class: Over the course of the year we will work on Math facts in fun and practical ways. (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division). Each class will consist of both math and another subject in order to keep momentum up. Our goal is memorization. Subjects include books of the Bible, geographic locations (continents and oceans, US states), parts of speech, animal classifications, and Preamble to the Constitution. We are going to use songs, videos, and plenty of hands-on activities.

Our aim will be to complete all work in class. Your student's work will be compiled in a three-ring binder that will be provided. All material is provided via fee.

 

 

Texas History 3rd-5th 

Teacher: Dana Boone

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

Class Fee: $10 per Semester 

Maximum Number of Students: 12 

Minimum: 4 

Objectives of this 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, the 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. Students will have very little homework in this class. Class notebooks and hand-outs are included in the class fee.

 

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 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.  

 

BASIC GRAMMAR 3rd-5th

Teacher: TBD

Grades: 3-5 (more suited for grades 4 and 5)

Class Fee: $15

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 4

Class Description: The goal of this class is to learn and review basic grammar, with a heavy focus on parts of speech. We will also incorporate poetry memorization and light copy work. Games will be played most weeks so that learning will take place in a fun and engaging way. Easy homework assignments will be assigned each week; most can be completed independently. In order to participate without feeling frustrated, students need to be reading fairly well. It is my hope that students enjoy their class time and learn to appreciate the role grammar plays in speaking and writing.

 

 

Flying Creatures of 5th Day (fall) and Exploring Creation with Botany (spring) 3rd-5th

Teacher: TBD

Grades: 3-5

Class Fee: $12

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 4

Class Description:

 

Fall Semester – In this God-honoring study of birds, your child will learn 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: review and experiments/crafts will be done in class

 

Spring semester – Exploring Creation with Botany presents a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of botany.  Content covered includes the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants.  Discussion of 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 are all discussed in this course.  Reading and questions will be done at home; review and experiments/crafts will be done in class.

 

Required Materials:  Apologia Flying Creature of the 5th Day and Apologia Botany

 

Bible Scripture and Memory 3rd-5th

Teacher: Bethany Brizuela

Grades: 3-5

Class Fee: $5

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 4

Class Description: In this class, students will learn to memorize scripture.  They will learn the names of all 66 books of the Bible and where they are in the Bible.  We will drill memorization during the first half of the year.  They will learn to navigate through their bible to find scriptures easily, eventually using Bible Drills to hone proficiency. We will continue Bible Drills during the second semester.  Along with memorization, we will also read scripture each class followed by discussion.  The ultimate goal is for the students to get to know God’s Word intimately and to learn to hide His word in our hearts.  Students will be encouraged to recite memorized verses before meals during the week. 

 

Required Materials: must bring an ESV bible to class each week

 

 
Tuttle Twins 3rd-5th

Teacher: Amanda Addison

Grades: 3-5 (ideal for grades 4 and 5)

Class Fee: $12

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 4

Class Description: The Tuttle Twins is a set of 12 books written to help children develop critical thinking skills about real-world concepts.  These books help make sure your children have a solid foundation of freedom – to understand the ideas of a free society that socialists are trying hard to undermine.

In this course, the lead teacher will focus on 6 books per semester, covering all 12 books by the end of the year.

Some concepts covered are as followed:  the law, free markets, money, the Golden Rule, protectionism, personal responsibility, entrepreneurship, and how Truth overpowers fear.

 

All materials and books will be provided.

 

Nature Study 3rd-5th

Teacher: Lisa Rawls

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

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.).

**Nature Study 3rd-5th will cover the same topics as Nature study 1st and 2nd, however, students will go into more depth.  This is a 5-year rotation. Students can take nature study from 1st grade until 5th grade and never repeat material.

 

ART EXPLORATION – Inspiration “YEAR 2”  3rd-5th

Teacher: B. 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 

**If you have taken Art for 2 years now, please do not sign up for the class. This class is on a 2-year rotation of 3rd – 5th to ensure everyone has a chance to take the Art classes.  

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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 textbooks, 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. 

 

 
3rd – 5th Cooking 101

Teacher: Miranda Cater

Grades: 3rd – 5th  

Class Fee: $20 

Maximum numbers of students: 10 

Minimum numbers of students: 4 

 

Class Description: The 3-5th grade intro to cooking will be a fun class for kids to learn the basics.  We will be learning the importance of kitchen safety and hygiene, cooking lingo, healthy choices for food, how to read a label and recipe, manners for eating, and how to set a table.  It will be a fun class to learn the essentials needed in the kitchen.  

 

 

STEM 3rd – 5th  

Teacher: Susan Roach 

Grades: 3rd – 5th  

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: Geared towards upper grades of 3rd-5th, mature, critical thinking, can-do attitude, students.  

Class Fee: $15 

Maximum number of students in the class: 8 

Minimum number of students in the class: 4 

 

Objectives of this class:  

In STEM class we will focus on using science, technology, and creativity to solve real-world problems.  

 

Description of the general class format: Students will build in every class & learn how to safely use a variety of hand tools. Students will work as teams to brainstorm, design, build, troubleshoot, and present their solutions to the class.  

Textbook/workbook information: not offered in this class 

 

Description of enrichment or homework activities: In an effort to preserve our class time for building, there will be the occasional handout with background information for the kids to learn prior to class. It should take no longer than 15-20 minutes.  

 

 
Girls Club – Literature Study 1 pm

Teacher: Becky Dykes  

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

Class Fee: $12.00  

Maximum number of students: 15  

Minimum number of students: 5  

 

Class Description:  Young ladies will explore quality literature while creating crafts for literature. Build friendships through fostering the love of reading.   

 

Girls Club – Sewing/Home economics and crafting 2 pm

Teacher: TBD

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

Class Fee: $20.00  

Maximum number of students: 15  

Minimum number of students: 5  

 

Class Description:  To foster friendships and promote good sportsmanship among the girls with a chance for fellowship while having fun. We will split our time between sewing/home economics and crafting. We plan to have fun.  *Must inform the teacher of any food allergies

 

3rd – 5th BOYS SURVIVAL 

Teacher: Eric Platt

Class Fee: $10.00  

Maximum number of students: 18  

Minimum number of students: 4  

  

Class Description: If you're thinking by the title that this class will help your son survive the zombie apocalypse, think again. Maybe...

While some skills your son will learn may help out if the waters rise, that's not [necessarily] the point.

The focus of this class is to teach boys essential skills, many of which have been overlooked for half a century. These skills will help them in modern life and, potentially, even if times get tough. 

What are these skills? 

• Practical Knots

• The basics of building a fire (without lighter fluid)

• How to siphon... water

• Basic hand tools

• And more

Objectives of this class:  

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

2. The boys will learn essential lifesaving skills

  

Description of the general class format:  

Boys will have plenty of outdoor play, age-appropriate life skills, age-appropriate fitness, and occasional indoor games.  

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