2021 - 2022 3rd - 5th Grade Schedule

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2021 - 2022 3rd – 5th Class Descriptions

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Teacher: Jennifer Hobbs

Grades: 3-5

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:**

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 Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales before our first class. https://iew.com/shop/products/fables-myths-and-fairy-tales-writing-lessons-student-book-only-0 All other materials will be provided.

5) We are using the same theme book as last year. Returning students will benefit greatly by repeating the same book, and they do not need to purchase a new copy.

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

Strategic Thinking 

Teacher: Christin Matthews 
Grade level: 3-5 grade 
Class fee: $12 
Maximum number of students: 12 
Minimum number of students: 4 

Objectives of the class: For students to learn different techniques in problem-solving and develop strategies for puzzle and game playing.  Students will also work as a group to build projects.  Experiments and discussions will be carried out using the scientific process to predict and observe outcomes. 

Description of the general class format: Most of the work in class will be done as a group. Occasionally the students will work in groups to build a project. One class every month will be devoted to playing games involving strategies like checkers, chess, or other games.

 

Textbook/workbook information: None is needed

 

Description of enrichment or homework activities: There may be optional enrichment activities, but very little required homework. 

 

 

American Heroes

Teacher: D. Boone 

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 

This class is designed for 3rd-5th grade students with the following characteristics: 

1. The ability to listen attentively to a 30-minute "radio theatre" type CD each week. 

2. The ability to express their comprehension of what they have heard by writing in complete sentences. 

3. The ability to participate in a class discussion and politely listen to others. 

Class fee: $10.00 per semester 

Maximum number of students in the class: 12 

Minimum number of students in the class: 4 

Objectives of this class: 

1. To inspire students to seek to do great things. 

2. To improve listening and expressive writing and speaking skills. 

3. To learn more about the lives of great American historical figures. 

Description of the general class format: 

1. Class will begin with a 30-minute audio story about the life of a historical American hero. (Your Story Hour, Volume 6). The audios are interesting and are produced by professional actors. A different hero is generally studied each week, though the first few lessons will focus on the life of Christopher Columbus. though parents may choose to have their child complete other portions of the worksheet pages at home or do further research. 

Textbook/workbook information: 

There are no textbooks or workbooks to purchase. All worksheet packets will be provided from the class fees. Students need to have pencils, pens, coloring pencils, and/or colors with them in class each week. 

Other important information: 

Success in this class will depend on the student's ability to listen attentively and work independently on written assignments. 

2. Students will discuss the story and related character traits. 

3. Students will be given a 4-5-page packet of related worksheets each week. The worksheets provide a variety of activities for the student to complete independently, according to their age and ability level. Worksheet activities include matching, true and false, fill-in-the blank, short essays, and coloring activities. Students may pick and choose their favorite activities to complete each week. Students will work on these activity pages until the end of the period. The worksheet pages will be sent home and will be optional additional enrichment if the parent wishes to use the material. 

Description of homework activities: There will be no assigned homework. 

 

MBM – 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  

Teacher: Jennifer Hobbs

Grades: 3-5

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.

 

Earth Science

Teacher: Stacey Carroll   

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

Class Fee: $15.00   

Maximum number of students in the class: 12   

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 4   

 

Class Description:   

Being Apologia just released this new study, please see their website for complete breakdown. But note, students will study Planet Earth in a Godly, Biblical way, just like all Apologia Books.

 

Description of the general class format: Students (with help from their parents) will read lesson material at home.  In class, we will discuss the reading assignment and do activities/experiments to further understanding of the reading material.  

Description of enrichment or homework activities: It is important for children to have read the textbook material when they come to class so they can participate in class discussion.  

Textbook/workbook information: 

Textbook – Exploring Creation with Earth Science (each student is to order their own text book)

Spiral Journaling Notebook – is not needed for class. However, it is a great added tool for student studies and dig deeper into Apologia.

 

 

Readers Theatre

Teacher: Leslie Burnett

Grades: 3-5

Class Fee: $15

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 4

 

Class Description: 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, diction, projection, and facial expressions. 

 

Description of the general class format: 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. 

  

THERE WILL BE NO REQUIRED MEMORIZATION. 

Description of enrichment or homework activities: No written homework will be assigned. I will email parents with a report of the exercises done in class. 

Textbook/workbook: NONE 

 

 

Beginning Sign Language 

Teacher:  Meg Wingard

Grades: 3rd – 5th  

Class Fee: $5.00 

Maximum number of students: 12

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: None

 

ART EXPLORATION – Imagination “YEAR 1” 

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: BJ Adkins 

Grades: 3-5 

Class Fee: $15 

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: 12 

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 1pm

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 – Crafts & Games 2pm

Teacher: Kristi Francis 

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 crafts and games. We plan to have fun.  *Must inform teacher of any food allergies.  

 

 

3rd – 5th BOYS CLUB 

Teacher: Scott Bristow 

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, age appropriate life skills, age appropriate fitness, and occasional indoor games.  

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