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2023 - 2024 Junior High Schedule

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Junior High Class Descriptions
6th Grade – IEW Ancient History

Teacher: Amanda Blundell

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 6th-grade students who have completed at least 5th-grade level English instruction. 
 

Class fee: $15
 

Maximum number of students in the class: 10
 

Minimum number of students in the class: 3
 

Class Objectives: Teaching students to outline and summarize specific readings and then outline and write their own papers.  This is a basic level of the Institute for Excellence in Writing Curriculum.  
 

Class Format:  Lessons will be presented in class and homework assigned from the IEW student workbook. 
 

Description of homework Activities:  There will be writing homework to be completed each week.  Parental involvement at home is extremely important for success in IEW.  Helping your child to stay organized, brainstorm ideas, and edit papers will play a huge role in your student’s success.  You may look at the curriculum online https://iew.com/shop/products/ancient-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only (There is a video introduction on this theme level writing course)
 

Textbook Information: IEW Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book is required.  Students will be responsible for bringing their IEW book, journal, and writing utensils to class each week. 

 

 
7th Grade - IEW Vol. 1 Narnia

​Teacher: P. Cote

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 7th-grade students who have completed at least 6th-grade level English instruction. 

Class fee: $15

Maximum number of students in the class: 10

Minimum number of students in the class: 3 

Class Objectives: To prepare students with writing skills by modeling and practicing structural guidelines and specific stylistic requirements that develop competency, independence, and as a result, creativity in their written work. 
 
Class Format:  Each class period will begin with a sampling of students sharing their compositions or excerpts from their written work. This encourages students to become more comfortable speaking in front of others. The remainder of the class time will be spent modeling writing structures, brainstorming ideas together, and learning new stylistic techniques. 
 
Description of homework Activities:  There will be writing homework to be completed each week. Estimated homework time 60-90 min 4 days a week. You may look at the curriculum online at https://iew.com/shop/products/following-narnia®-volume-1-lions-song-student-book-only (There is a video introduction on this theme level writing course)

Parent Role:
Although I will be modeling and leading the students each week during our CG time, it is vital that a parent is involved with this writing class. Parents play a huge role at home by helping their child to stay organized, brainstorming and discussing ideas, editing papers, and serving as an audience when their child reads their compositions. Some students may take to working independently very quickly and others may need you to stay beside them through much of the year.

Textbook Information: IEW Following Narnia Vol 1 Student Book is required. Students will be responsible for bringing their IEW book to class each week.  
Additional supplies: 3 ring binder with 5 dividers, writing utensils, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe book as well as The Magicians Nephew by C.S. Lewis 
 

 

 

8th Grade IEW Volume 2 Narnia 

 

Teacher: Valerie Kosa

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill levels needed for this class: 8th-grade students who have completed at least 7th-grade level English instruction.

Class Fee: $15 (includes a binder with tabs and helpful tip sheets and a turn-in folder)

Maximum number of students 12

Minimum number of students 4

Class Objectives: Teach students to outline and summarize specific readings and then outline and write their own papers.  This is a basic level of the Institute for Excellence in Writing Curriculum.  

Class Format:  Lessons will be presented in class and homework assigned from the IEW student workbook.

Description of homework activities:  There will be writing homework to be completed each week.  Homework will cover on average 3-4 days of work per week at approximately 60-90 minutes each day (dependent on each child's attention and ability). Worksheets that correspond with the writings are also encouraged as they help each child formulate their ideas and cement the skills needed for writing. They are not busy work. Parental involvement at home is vital for success in IEW.  You will be required to be your child's editor and help them follow the Composition Checklist that goes with each paper. Outlines and rough drafts are expected to be hand-written; however, final drafts need to be typed using MLA format (which will be taught/reviewed). You may look at the curriculum online https://iew.com/shop/products/following-narnia%C2%AE-volume-2-aslans-country-student-book-only
(There is a video introduction on this theme-level writing course) It would be beneficial to have your student read the Narnia books alongside these writing activities or they get a jump start by reading the series over the summer.  It is also recommended that you use the Fix It! Grammar curriculum at home, although it is not required. https://iew.com/search/site/fix%20it%20grammar?f%5B0%5D=im_field_category%3A17 
 

Textbook Information: IEW Following Narnia® Volume 2: Aslan's Country Student Book is required.  Students will be responsible for bringing their IEW book, binder, and turn-in folder to class each week.

 

 

JH Literature 


Teacher: Karen Graves

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 6 th , 7 th , and 8 the grade students. This class will entail a lot of reading.

Class fee: $18.00/semester

Maximum number of students in the class: 12

Minimum number of students in the class: 4

Objectives of this class: This is a fun class that works to foster a deeper understanding of literature as well as a love for reading.
Description of the general class format: We will analyze and discuss the author, setting, and any background information for each book written for middle school ages. Students will learn literary terms and how to recognize them in the literature they are reading.

Description of homework: Students will have reading assignments and vocabulary to complete at home. Comprehension questions or worksheets will also be sent home to complete so they will be prepared for an in class discussion. Note taking and journaling will be introduced as well as tests sent home for several of the books. The resources that will be used are Progeny Press, Teacher Resources, and Teachers Pay teachers.
Book List:

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle

The Door in the Wall by Marguerite deAngeli

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

David Livingstone: Africa's Trailblazer Christian Heroes: Then and Now by Janet and Geoff Benge

The Paper Bag Christmas by Kevin Alan Milne

An Elephant in the Garden by Michael Morpugo

The Family Under the Bridge by Natalie Savage Carlson

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brien

The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare

Trouble River by Betsy Byars

 

 

 

Intro to Chemistry/Physics

This class will rotate every other year. Apologia Zoology 2 and 3 will be offered 2024-2025 school yr. 

Teacher: Jody Calloway

Class Fee: $15

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level: 6th-8th grade

Objectives for this class: We will be learning about God through introductory Chemistry and Physics.

Description of the general class format: We will do weekly activities to reinforce the information presented in the textbook. 

Description of enrichment or homework activities: Reading and/or questions from the text will be assigned each week. It is important to complete these assignments at home, so students will be able to participate in class discussions and understand the experiments/activities.

Textbook Information: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics

 

 

General Science

General Science is offered every year at CG.  It is recommended to take Pre Algebra concurrently with General Science.

Teacher: Allison King

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 7- 8th grade

Class Fee: $15.00

Maximum number of students in the class: 12

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 3

Objectives of this class: We will learn the history of science, implementation of the scientific method, and a broad sweeping overview of different science disciplines including Earth Science, Life Science, General Chemistry/Physics and Environmental Science looking at how God's glory is shown throughout it all.

Description of the general class format:  Class time will be devoted to presenting concepts and completing experiments for each module.
Description of enrichment or homework activities: This is a full science curriculum. Weekly reading assignments and homework will be required.  Each module will be covered over approximately 2 weeks.  On Your Own questions, lab reports, study guides, and tests are due for each Module.  Expect four hours of homework per week. Homework will be checked for completion each week.  Lab Reports and Tests will be graded for content.

Textbook/workbook information: Apologia General Science 3rd edition. Both the student textbook and the Solutions and Tests Manual are required.  A homework folder will be provided. 

 
Physical Science

 

Teacher: Shazia Lackey

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class:: 8th/9th grade

Cost: $15 per student per semester
Maximum number of Students:  10          

Skills Needed: This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology.  It is recommended for 8th or 9th grade students who have completed General Science and Pre-Algebra and will be concurrently taking Algebra 1.  Math skills used in this course include converting measurement units, graphing, rearranging and solving equations, and multiplying and dividing fractions.  Students should display a maturity level appropriate for high school level work and be able to keep up with the workload. 

Class Description: The text discusses atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions and energy, motion, forces, energy, waves and sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and Earth’s structure, weathering, and atmosphere.

Class Format: Class time is devoted to discussing, performing, and recording experiments.

Homework: Students are provided a syllabus that includes the required at home reading and what assignments are due and when at CG. Assignments for each module may include On Your Own Questions, Lab Reports, Study Guides, and Tests.  Projects may also be incorporated into the class.  Occasionally, students/parents perform experiments at home that are not completed in class because of time.  We cover each Module over 2 weeks.  The required time is approximately 1 hour per day at home.

Required Textbooks:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd edition

Solutions and Tests Manual, 3rd edition

Additional Supplies:  safety glasses/goggles, scientific calculator, 1” binder, package of 5 dividers (A folder to turn in homework will be provided)

 

 

Math Masters

 

Teacher: Rebekah Stanley

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 6th-7th grade

Class Fee: $10.00

Maximum number of students in the class: 12

Minimum number of students for class to make: 3

Objectives of the class: Students will improve speed, accuracy, confidence in math, and improve math skills through games in a laidback, fun environment.

Description of the general class format: Weekly multiplication and division speed drills, practice with memory work, mental math drills, and real world math scenarios (Ex: Which discount is better? Who made the most money?); learning through games like Bingo, Even Steven’s Odd, and other math games from The Critical Thinking Co.; memorization of 10 math facts or rules per week pertaining to times tables, squares/square roots/cubes, divisibility rules, fractions and decimals, time/weight/capacity measures, etc. We will also work on integers, PEMDAS, equations, etc.-facts that will be helpful as students move on to pre-algebra and algebra.

 

 

Pre-Algebra

Teacher: F. Swindell

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class:  The student needs to have a solid background in mathematics. The student should solidly have multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction facts in place. The student needs to have a good understanding of fractions, decimals, percents, and other basic concepts of math.

Class prerequisite:  Student must take a Cottage Garden math placement test to determine readiness. These are available from the Jr. high coordinator.

Class fee: $15

Maximum number of students in this class: 12

Minimum number of students: 2

Objectives of this class:  To equip the student with the ability to solve algebraic equations and to prepare for higher math, such as Algebra I.

Description of the general class format:  Concepts for the week will be introduced to the students. Students will be expected to fill in notes from the notebook during class. Students will be allowed to practice related problems and demonstrate to the teacher that they have understanding.

Description of homework activities:  Students will have daily homework assignments that must be completed. Expect about 1 hour of homework each day, 4 days a week.

Required Textbook/supplies: 

1.    Math-U-See Pre Algebra Student Pack

2.    1.5” - 2” binder with paper to keep notes and copies organized

3.    pencils 

Other important information:  Students will be expected to complete all assigned homework, grade assignments, re-work any problems that were missed, and study for exams. Homework assignments will be due before 9:00 a.m. each class day and graded each week. In addition, there will be exams, which will be completed at home under supervision.

 

Civics and Geography

Teacher: Rebekah Stanley

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 6th- 8th grade

Class Fee: $15.00

Maximum number of students in the class: 12

Minimum number of students for class to make: 3

Objectives of the class: Our purpose is to create a foundational understanding and appreciation for our Constitution and its Founders, and to strengthen geographic literacy.

Description of the general class format: Our study of government will center on the Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and the other Amendments through simplified explanations and modern day examples. We will cover the duties, powers, and limits of the 3 branches of the Federal government (Congress, the Presidency/VP/Cabinet, and the Supreme Court) and the system of “checks and balances” among them.  We will cover federal vs states’ rights, citizens’ rights, state and local government, and how a bill becomes a law. Your student will also memorize all of the President’s, and will learn a few notable and interesting facts about them along the way! Interactive note booking activities, trivia, and games will be incorporated.

US Geography (Fall): Students will learn the states, their capitals, and locations.

World Geography (Spring): Students will learn the names and locations of the 70+ most populous countries.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: Approximately 15 min/day of homework. Occasionally, quizzes will be completed at home.

Textbook information: Each student will need to purchase the book Our Constitution Rocks! by Juliette Turner as our spine. It is an inexpensive, engaging look at the Constitution, piece by piece, that is more likely to hold your student’s attention than the average government textbook. I found mine on ebay for $5! Handouts will be provided in class.

 

 

Conversational Spanish JH

 

Teacher: Selene Montejano

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 6th-7th

grade (best if taken the year before JH Spanish)

Class Fee: $12

Maximum number of students in the class: 12

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 3

Objectives of this class: To make learning Spanish easy and fun! No

previous exposure is required. This is an introductory class where students

will learn letter sounds and sentence formation. They will also learn basic

Spanish vocabulary necessary for everyday conversations. They will learn

how to ask and answer questions in Spanish and make small talk all while

learning through play. They will also get a bit of culture through literature

and projects.

Description of the general class format: Students will partake in fun

group activities as well as Reader’s Theater in Spanish. We will not be

performing for an audience, just during class. Students will play familiar

games like Guess Who and I Spy all while learning Spanish.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: Students will

have no homework assignments for the most part, occasionally taking home

a fun worksheet.

Textbook/workbook information: No textbook or workbook is

required for this class.

Note: This class helps prepare students for JH Spanish course.

 

JH Spanish

Teacher: Elizabeth Haynie

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 7th or 8th grade (best if taken the year before Spanish I)

Class Fee: $12

Maximum number of students in the class: 12
Minimum number of students for the class to make: 3

Objectives of this class: Students will learn basic Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and verb conjugations.  Students will practice both written and oral Spanish.  This class helps prepare students for HS Spanish courses.  

Description of the general class format: JH Spanish introduces students to beginning Spanish. Students will learn how to ask and answer questions in Spanish, give and follow directions, purchase items, and make small talk. The textbook is rich with activities to help students gain confidence with the Spanish language.
Description of enrichment or homework activities: Students will typically have an exercise from the textbook as homework each week and vocabulary words to memorize.  

Textbook/workbook information: Each student must have access to “Spanish I for Christian Schools” 2nd edition Student Text by BJU press. The other materials offered by BJU are NOT needed. 
Note:  A 7th grader who successfully completes this class may be allowed to take HS Spanish 1 as an 8th grader.

 

Competing Worldviews/Bible

Walking in Truth will be offered each year with three years of content on a three year rotation – The Christian Worldview, Competing Worldviews, and Christianity in Action.  These classes do not have to be taken in order. Please note: The fall semester will cover Worldview, while the spring semester will focus on learning bible study strategies.

Teacher: Tammy Cannon

Suitable ages, abilities or skill level needed: 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

Class Fee: $10

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 3

Class Objectives: Competing Worldviews text of this curriculum compares and contrasts the key tenets of Christianity to Islam, naturalism, and new spirituality in the fall semester. The Bible survey component in the spring will give students a framework for independent bible study.

Key topics covered include:

  • Atheism, evolution, materialism

  • Islam, five pillars of Islam

  • Pantheism, reincarnation, karma

  • Righteousness, justification

  • Redemption, reconciliation, edification

  • Independent study of the bible

Class Format:  Taking advantage of peer discussion of weekly topics will be the focus of time in class at co-op.  Socratic questioning and engaging activities will be used to help students make connections with biblical truth. 

Description of homework Activities:  Homework will consist of reading assignments and occasional homework questions over the week’s material.  Note: Students MUST read before attending class in order to discuss.  Participation in class discussions is required.

Textbook Information:  Walking in Truth – Competing Worldviews Student Textbook only is required for fall.  Available at Rainbow Resource https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/016489/Walking-in-Truth-Student-Text-Grade-7.html?

 

 

JH STEM

Teacher: S. Becze

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class:  6th-8th grade

Class Fee: $30

Maximum number of students in the class: 10

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 3

Objectives of this class:  A supplemental science class, students will work together to define problems and design solutions while learning science, technology, engineering, and math concepts.  STEM lessons immerse students in hands-on inquiry and open-ended exploration.

Description of the general class format:  Each week a new project or challenge will be presented.  Students will work together and find best solutions with available resources in hands on projects. 

Description of enrichment or homework activities:  No homework.  Students may be asked to collect and bring common household items (ie toilet paper rolls, straws ect.)

Textbook/workbook information: No textbook, any necessary materials will be provided by teacher

 
Book Club

Teacher: April Roycroft

Suitable ages, abilities or skill level needed: 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

Class Fee: $15

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 3

Class Objectives:  Book club will allow JH students to explore different types of books together in a relaxed fun environment.

Class Format:  Books bring people together.  Our Book Clubs goal is to have a class full of students who will learn to enjoy reading and appreciate diverse genres so that each student will discover fun new books while learning what they enjoy reading.  We will develop friendships through our book club and learn how to listen and share.  We will incorporate fun snacks, crafts and other activities related tor our reading.  Students will vote on books from different genres to be read from an approved list.

Description of homework Activities:  Reading will be only homework

Course Materials: After students vote for book choices a list of books needed for the year will be sent to parents. 

 

JH Technique Culinary Class 

 

Class fee: $35 per student 

Max # of students 5

Min # of students 2

Objectives of this class: 

For students to learn the basic techniques that chefs use to make delicious meals, learn to cook without a recipe and to cook based on what you have available. 

Description of general class format:

Each week students will focus on 1-2 techniques while cooking delicious food.  We will discuss the how and the why of cooking techniques, and will incorporate frugality, using up what you have, cooking from your pantry and learning to “wing it” when you are on a limited budget. You can create delicious, excellent meals no matter what your budget. 

Description of homework activities 

I will send recipes and follow up notes via email to the students.  I will also send cooking videos of chefs I learned from as a kid, to reinforce the technique that was taught in class. These videos will be homework as well as trying the technique at home and sending me a photo of what they cooked. 

Textbook Information: no textbook 

 

JH Chess

Teacher: TBA

Suitable ages, abilities or skill level needed: No chess experience needed 6th, 7th, 8th grades

Class Fee: $10

Maximum number of students: 14

Minimum number of students: 3

Class Objectives:  Students will fellowship together through the challenging game of Chess. Class focus is to:

Learn all the rules of the game, including special moves

Understand important checkmate methods. 

Learn about the opening, middle-game and endgame

Master the essential tactics and strategies

Class Format:  Class time will be spent learning a new lesson about the game every other class meeting, after the lesson students will practice what they learn as they rotate playing their peers.  An end of year tournament will determine the CG chess master.

Description of homework Activites:  No homework will be assigned but students are encouraged to teach their new skills to siblings and family and to practice at home.

Textbook Information:  No textbook required.  Chessfox.com will provide lesson content.

 

 

 
Shared JH/HS Classes

 

JH/HS Studio Art III

Teacher: Rebecca Helvey

Class fees: $35 

Maximum students: 15

Minimum students: 3

Studio 3

(3 year rotation-current school year 2023/24 ) Students do not have to have taken Studio 1 or 2 in order to enlist in this class.

Objectives of this class: The goal of the class is to encourage students in the area of art & creativity while they explore different mediums and techniques. Willingness to get involved in the creative process is a more important requirement than the student’s talent or previous experience. 

Each student is required to submit at least one work for the End of the Year Program.

Description of the general class format: This will be a course that will follow a three year curriculum; Studio 1, Studio 2 and Studio 3. There is no prerequisite to enter the course, only listed in consecutive order so that a student does not repeat a class in following years at Cottage Garden. The class will be structured with 10 minutes of information/history about an artist followed by about 30 minutes of student exploration in the artist's technique, with the final few minutes used for cleaning up and sharing. The emphasis of the class is exploration. There will be consecutive weeks that we work on the same technique and project. Students will explore a variety of artists, art processes and materials such as painting, drawing, chalk, mosaics, collage, & printing. The students will use class time exploring and developing skills in this creative endeavor.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: No required homework, students are welcome to take work home anytime you want, however, must be responsible to  bring it back next class day.

Course Materials: All supplies will be provided. Cover ups will be available.  However, students are welcome to bring their own apron/smock/old t-shirt to class. 

 

ARTistic Challenge 1

Teacher: Lisa White

Class Size: 2-12 Students

Class Fee: $35 per semester

The fundamentals of color theory are explored along with a thorough study of techniques. Composition is emphasized in abstract and realistic works using landscape, still life, and portraits.  Critical analysis of artwork is stressed in the application of the creative process.  Art appreciation and Art history are included as students evaluate works of European masters and apply techniques. A great starting point, learning different mediums, how to use the materials, and a great brush up on old and new techniques suited to your artist’s creative abilities.

Artistic Challenge 1 will activate thought and creativity through each lesson/art piece, as we build on the skills we've secured in previous grade school/ elementary years. Gently stretching your child, to see more than just a picture.

On the occasion that a student is not able to make class, they may be asked to finish up the current piece at home, turning in the following week. This allows class to run smoothly.

Course materials provided: all paintbrushes, smocks, watercolor, pastels, acrylics, and whatever might be needed for our current piece.

Course Materials needed: Mixed Media Sketchbook and Watercolor Paper (both of which your student is responsible for taking care of/ keeping up with)

 

 

ARTistic Challenge 2 (Advanced Art)

Teacher: Lisa White

Class Size: 2-12 Students

Class Fee: $35 per semester

Prerequisite: Artistic Challenge 1, a previous art study, the challenge to dive deeper, sharpen up skills and methods, and learn the ability to show your work.  Said work, will be showcased in a museum like setting (TBD) 

Art appreciation and Art history are included as students evaluate works of European masters and apply techniques. A great starting point, learning different mediums, how to use the materials, and a great brush up on old and new techniques suited to your artist’s creative abilities.

On occasion, if students will not be attending class, they will want to finish up their current piece at home to turn in the following week.  This allows class to run smoothly.

We will have “catch-up” days throughout the year to help assure they’re happy with the original work.

Course materials provided: all paintbrushes, smocks, watercolor, pastels, oils, acrylics, and anything that might be needed for a current art piece.

Course materials needed: Mixed Media Sketchbook and Watercolor Paper (both of which your student is responsible for taking care of/keeping up with.

Students are encouraged to use their own brushes and pencils if possible. (Not required, as we have plenty if needed)

Artistic Challenge 2 will allow students to ponder, explore, and discuss their own abilities and interests while broadening their skills and continued development.

 Throughout the year, students may need to provide their own canvas(9x12) if the lesson calls for it.  Students will be responsible for keeping up with emails to ensure there is no confusion throughout the year, as I will give them a week's notice to bring a canvas or something of the sort.

 
JH/HS Homeopathy

Teacher: Christine Davis

Class Minimum: 4

Class Maximum: 15

Class Fee: $35 + $27 for Textbook - Total Fee $62 (teacher will need to buy the textbooks to get our group discount

Description: We will be using the Teach me Health and Homeopathy curriculum. It is an  inspiring and fun way to learn homeopathic remedies as well as the history behind homeopathy. This groundbreaking literature-based curriculum introduces kids to homeopathy in a meaningful and colorful way. Using a read-aloud one-room schoolhouse approach, Teach Me Health and Homeopathy will give your kids a health toolkit they can never forget, and can use for a lifetime. 


 

Intro to Leather Crafting

Teacher: Brooke Maxon

Class Fee: $30

Max Class: 10 Students

I am beyond excited to teach our kids about LEATHER this year! 

Introduction to Leather crafting - 

In this class we will learn basic skills such as: 

Using scrap pieces to make new and beautiful creations,

Learn about the tanning process, how to "read" a hide, and understand the story of the cow that provided the leather for us (brandings, mosquito bites, scarring, etc) 

We will learn how to repair things such as belts, purse straps, as well as add to pieces / give them new life. 

This class will be filled with DIY leather crafts that will open the imagination to ENDLESS possibilities of leather crafts.

The only "homework" in this class will be a "grab bag" that has a piece of leather and some tools / supplies where the student has to create something and bring to class the following week.  My goal with this is for them to start to look at things with the word "resourcefulness" in mind.  How can I take something that might be damaged or imperfect and create something new with it? 

In addition, one of my favorite things about leather is not only the story it tells, but also the beauty in the imperfect.  Each hide is scarred, and bitten up and possibly branded / burned.  However, it’s those imperfections that make every piece unique and different from the rest.  That is exactly a representation of us - we are all scarred, a little beat up and have some remnants of parts of our life that have been hard - but all still so beautiful.  In addition, even the "scrap pieces" or the things that most people would trash - can be made into something new and absolutely beautiful. 

 

JH/HS Knitting for Beginners

Teacher: Tracy Coffey

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

Junior High and High School

Prerequisite: none

Class fee: $30.00/Fall semester (includes knitting needles & yarn)

Spring semester TBD

Maximum number of students in the class: 10

Minimum number of students in the class: 2

Objectives of this class:

1. To learn to knit

2. To learn to read patterns and know abbreviations

3. To make several small projects

4. To practice and learn from mistakes.... and not give up!

5. To have fun!!!

Description of the general class format:

Students will learn to knit and practice their new skills in class and at home. They will

need to bring supplies to class each week. They will work at their own pace on

different projects.

Description of homework activities:

1. Students will need to practice at home.

2. Practice. Practice. Practice. 😀

Textbook/workbook information:

Fall Semester: Fees include supplies for projects.

Spring Semester: Fees & projects may change depending on how students progress.

Other important information:

Come ready to learn and have fun!

Students will need the following supplies:

-plastic folder w/brads & pockets

-pencils

-small scissors




 

JH/HS Sewing (Beginners)

Teacher: Lacey Lowry

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: Junior High/High School, need a willingness to listen and learn.

Class Fees: $40/semester

Minimum number of students: 1

Maximum number of students: 10

Class Descriptions: Students will learn how to operate their sewing machine comfortably, reading instructions, learn about different fabrics, apply Math to projects, Fun, etc.

Description of homework activities:  There will be times they need to sew at home.

Example Projects: bookmark, headband/scrunches, pillowcase, hot pads, holiday themed sewing.

Required Supplies: Sewing machine, scissors, white thread, pin cushion, straight pins, bobbins to fit their machine, container for their machine, and small container equivalent to what would hold 12x12 scrapbook paper projects.

Materials covered by class fees: Cutting mats, rotary tools, sewing rulers, fabrics, irons, and much more.

 

JH/HS Sewing (Advanced)

Teacher: Lacey Lowry

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: Junior High/High School, and they have completed the Beginner Sewing Class

Class Fees: $40

Minimum number of students: 2

Maximum number of students: 10 (More can be approved by teacher.)

Class Descriptions: Students will be doing more intricate work and projects now they have learned how to sew.  They will be doing their own cutting and all.

Description of homework activities: Homework will be given from time to time if they are behind on a project.

Example Projects: apron, bag, hot pad, throw pillow, travel pillow, maybe a table runner, possibly a class project, etc.

Required Supplies: Sewing machine, scissors, white thread, pin cushion, straight pins, bobbin, large container for machine, small container for their project similar to a 12"x12" container for scrapbook ingredients paper projects.  They should have ALL of this from Beginner Sewing.

Materials covered by class fees: Cutting mats, rotary tools, sewing rulers, fabrics, irons, and much more.

 
JH/HS Robotics

Teacher: Melissa Flens

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level: 6th-8th grade

Class Fee: $25

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 2

Course Description:

 

JH/HS Intro to Pickleball

 

Teacher: Christine Davis

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 6th - 8th grade

Class Fee: $10

Maximum number of students in the class: 16

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 4

Course Description: This course is for students who have never played Pickleball. It will teach the basic rules for court play and once learned the class will enjoy open play, games and tournaments. Pickleball is a fun paddle sport played using a plastic ball, similar to a wiffle ball, over a tennis type net on badminton sized court. 

Coarse Materials: Instructor will purchase and provide indoor and outdoor balls, Pickleball paddles for each class period, and training equipment. Students are welcome to bring their own paddle, if desired.  

 

 

JH/HS Pickleball Open Play

 

Teacher: Christine Davis

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 6th - 8th grade students who have taken Intro to Pickleball or have experience playing the game and keeping score.

Class Fee: $10

Maximum number of students in the class: 16

Minimum number of students for the class to make: 4

Course Description: This course has a prerequisite of taking “Intro to Pickleball” OR for students that currently know how to play and can accurately keep score. This class will enjoy open play on the new regulation Pickleball courts coming in the fall.

Coarse Materials: Instructor will purchase and provide indoor and outdoor balls, Pickleball paddles for each class period, and training equipment. Students are welcome to bring their own paddle, if desired. 

 

 

 

JH/HS Swords Level 2 

Instructor: Jaci Luebbert 

Prerequisite: These students needed to have completed the Level 1 sword class. 

Class Fee: $30 per semester

Maximum class: 12

Minimum class: 4

This class will cover fightbuilding, assorted weapons, and occasional combat. Class has to have been successfully completed within the last 2 years. This class is offered on a rotational basis with Sword level 1. Fees include equipment rentals, occasional snacks, and notebooks. 

Objective: In this class the students will learn to fight with an assortment of different weapons safely and incorporate them in their theatrical fights. 

Supplies needed: Gloves and sword (Can be leather work gloves. These can be purchased at Tractor Supply or Walmart. No fingerless gloves or bicycle gloves, etc.)

 

 

JH/HS Theatre

 

Teacher: Chanel Hague

Class Fee: $10 (Expect Spring fee to increase to at lease $20 in preparation for the Spring production)

Requirements: This class is open to all acting levels & will be geared toward filling the needs & desires of each student to help them grow in their experience and love of theatre. Students must come to each class prepared with a pencil & their issued scripts &/or materials.

Overview: Drama will center around stage performance, acting fundamentals & skills, theatre etiquette both on & off stage, acting & stage terms, acting exercises & techniques, acting preparation & warmups, scene study, character study, cast support, costuming, set & props. Currently, I don't foresee a need for practices outside of regularly scheduled co-op classes, as long as students are doing their homework each week to memorize, practice, etc. If that were to change, then parents would be notified in advance with details. This is a two-semester class in which we will be putting on a production at the end of the year. If your student does not want to perform in front of an audience, please do not have them enroll in this class, as it's a performing arts class.

 

Grading Method: Each student will be graded based on participation & will receive either a pass or fail. Attendance at the final performance is mandatory. Students will have a lot of influence over how the class progresses & what we focus on in class, as well as what the final production will be. I look forward to working with your students!

 

Homework: Memorize lines, practice parts, practice acting exercises, costume &/or prop assembly, etc. for the performance production.

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