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Track 1, K-3, Class Descriptions


55 min. class, 30 weeks, Terri Kryzer

Students will be introduced to a variety of mediums and learn about six master artists. Mediums include drawing, colored pencils, sumi art, painting with tempera & acrylic paint, printmaking, watercolor, pastels and one clay piece, glazed and fired. Projects vary from year-to-year, so this class can be taken more than once.

Supply fee of $15 for the whole year covers the cost of paper, pastels, glue, clay, glaze, kiln fee, sumi ink, ink for printmaking, acrylic and watercolor paints, paper towels and copies. 

Cost:  Early Registration = $200/year ($210 after July 1st); + $15 supply fee payable directly to Terri Kryzer on the first day of class. A late fee of $10.00 will be added after August 15th. 



55 min. class, 30 weeks, Cindy Beck

The focus of this class will be to lay the groundwork for future musical enjoyment and exploration while guiding the students to discover and explore the beauty of music that surrounds us. Active participation in singing, instrument exploration, drama, creative movement, notation, and musical games will be combined together in a fun atmosphere. The class will present a performance for families in the co-op at the end of each semester!

Cost: Early Registration = $200/year ($210 after July 1st).  A late fee of $10.00 will be added after August 15th. 



55 min. class, 30 weeks, Nancy Djerf

The beauty and delight of words is the basis of this early experience in creative writing.  Primary students will learn to make impressive word choices, follow patterns in language, and create stories and illustrations.  Projects are adjusted to the ability of the child.  Parental involvement includes in-class scribes and encouragers!  Many children's books are read aloud to reveal the wonder of the written word.  This course will prepare students IEW classes in the future.  Early Writing Fun is the way to begin the successful journey to creativity and mastery of language art skills by experiencing unique and exciting assignments!  The assignments rotate on a 3-year basis, so this class can be taken up to 3 consecutive years.

Cost:  Early Registration = $200/year ($210 after July 1st).  A late fee of $10.00 will be added after August 15th. 



55 min. class, 30 weeks, Kristen Savage

Scientists in kindergarten through third grade will have fun exploring God's creation with this fun and hands-on science curriculum!  The school year will be divided into 5 topics, each 6 weeks in length.  During class, students will be engaged in science labs, projects, games and other activities while learning about ecology, earth science, forces & motion, nutrition & health and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  It is sure to be a memorable year of learning about this amazing world God has given us!  

This class rotates on a 3-year basis, so a child can take it for 3 consecutive years without repeating any of the programs!

Supply fee of $30 (payable directly to Kristen Savage on the first day of class or before) covers the cost of supplies needed for each class. There will be at least one demo per class and typically also a hands-on activity for each student.  No text is required for this class.

The five unit topics we will cover in more detail are: 


Students will become familiar with the 5 kingdoms of living things, play a game exploring the food chain, learn characteristics of herbivores vs. carnivores, create a rain forest in a jar and explore how animals adapt in order to thrive in their environments.

Earth Science

Students will build a model of the earth with each of its layers, create an erupting volcano, demonstrate how the earth moves during an earthquake and what causes mountains to form, identify the three main types of rocks and explore ocean zones.  

*This unit will be taught from the biblical perspective that God created the world.  Topics of timelines, the age of the earth, etc. will not be discussed.

Forces and Motion

Students will experiment with gravity, explore properties of force, built a simple machine, interact with the force of friction, investigate Newton's Law of Motion and engineer bridges.


STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  This unit will allow students the opportunity to complete various engineering challenges using teamwork, trial and error, observation, problem solving and creative thinking.  Plenty of hands-on fun and class discussion are included in this student favorite!

Nutrition and Health

Students will learn about the importance of nutrition to fuel the bodies God gave them!  They will also have plenty of opportunities to run, move, exercise and play games related to fitness.

Cost:  Early Registration = $220/year ($230 after July 1st) + supply fee of $30 payable directly to Kristen Savage on the first day of class.  A late fee of $10.00 will be added after August 15th. 


SPANISH:  Los Ninos de Dios - The Children of God, K-3rd

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Patty Noguera

Please see the Spanish Program Overview for Senora Noguera's approach to tutoring Spanish.

The Spanish curriculum and linguistic goals of this class are embedded in art projects, games, relay races, drama, singing, and more, all designed to appeal to a child's sense of discovery and fun.  This hands-on, interactive, “high-energy" approach ensures that children are motivated and engaged while learning at the same time. My demonstrative approach to teaching Spanish fosters a positive, can-do attitude toward language learning!

Topics covered in this course include: Common Phrases, Alphabet. Counting, Verbs, Colors, Shapes, Numbers, Body Parts, Family Members, Animals, Emotions, Clothes, Household Rooms and Furnishings, Food, Calendar, Classroom Objects, Opposites, Months, Days of the Week, Seasons and Foods.

Required Materials (to bring to every class):

  1. The Complete Book of Spanish, Grades 1-3
  2. Small whiteboard, sock or eraser, whiteboard marker
  3. Pocket folder
  4. pencil, red pen


  1. Custom-made audio files are given on the various units to listen to at home. Your child should listen at least twice daily to the (very) short audio segment(s) and homework will be assigned from their book on a weekly basis.
  2. Verbal assessments will be given once a month, wherein the tutor will pronounce the vocabulary word and the student chooses the correct picture or phrase which they think matches the Spanish word spoken.
  3. Students may start at various levels in this class (i.e., this class can be repeated in subsequent years) because the curriculum re-cycles in order to maintain long-term cognitive comprehension.

Cost:  Early Registration = $245/year ($255 after July 1st).  A late fee of $10.00 will be added after August 15th.