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Track 2, 4th-6th, Class Descriptions

ART

ART: , 4th - 6th/7th

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Kimberly McDermid

THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR Co-op & Tutor CONTINGENCY PLANS

This year we will be getting ideas from around the world to study and create art that is inspired by different artists and techniques. We will also be delving into how we can express ourselves through our art. During this 30-week class we'll draw, paint, design collages, work with 3D mixed media, and collaborate with others to design some amazing projects. I can't wait to explore and create with you!

Supply List:

Pair of scissors for each student (be sure to write family name on the scissors).

Supply fee of $30 for the year covers: papers, pencils, watercolor, tempra, glue, daily supplies, etc.

Projects vary from year-to-year; class can be taken more than once!

 Cost: Early Registration = $250/year ($260 effective August 11th). 

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 11, 2020, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.

$30.00 Supply Fee. A check for the supply fee must be made payable to Kimberly McDermid on the first day of class. 

 


 

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

IEW FUNDAMENTALS, 4th - 7th

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Nancy Djerf

THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR Co-op & Tutor CONTINGENCY PLANS

This class uses the Excellence in Writing method and curriculum to develop confidence in the writing process. Covering the first seven IEW units, this course teaches foundational writing skills, while students write about C.S. Lewis's land of Narnia. This course is designed for first- or second year IEW students (it can- and should be repeated as many years as needed for students to gain mastery). Students will receive a minimum of 12 papers corrected with feedback. Parents are required to be in class if their student is taking this class for the first time at Teach Co-op.

Required Materials:

· Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) Following Narnia Volume 1: The Lion's Song 

· Student Resource Notebook (Purchase a spiral-bound copy for $19 OR an eBook for $15)

Cost: Registration = $325/year ($335 effective August 11th).

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 11, 2020, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.


IEW FUNDAMENTALS PLUS, 5th - 8th

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Nancy Djerf

THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR Co-op & Tutor CONTINGENCY PLANS

This year's theme is Narnia. We will be using Chronicles of Narnia Volume 1: The Lions Song, as our textbook. IEW Fundamentals Plus will be meeting with the IEW Fundamentals class at 9:15am. Mrs. Djerf has successfully combined these two classes in the past. Students in the Plus class move at a faster pace than the IEW Fundamentals class, and students will cover the nine IEW units, develop composition, grammar, and vocabulary skills while writing about ancient history. Students will receive a minimum of 12 papers corrected with feedback.

Prerequisite: a minimum of 1 year of IEW experience at Teach Co-op or tutor approval.

Required Materials:

· Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) Following Narnia Volume 1: The Lion's Song 

· Student Resource Notebook (Purchase a spiral-bound copy for $19 OR an eBook for $15)

Cost: Registration = $325/year ($335 effective August 11th)

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 11, 2020, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.


SPEECH & COMMUNICATION, 5th - 7th

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Nancy Djerf

If CONTINGENCY PLAN for online classes is implemented, SPEECH & COMMUNICATION will be delayed until live classes resume.

To be successful in life, students need strong communication skills. This course is specially designed for growing the reluctant or inexperienced student needing more exposure to verbal communication skills. Students start with the basics, such as: how to introduce themselves, make meaningful eye contact, how to begin and maintain conversations, foster healthy relationships, and eventually stand up to address a live audience with authority and assurance. Through a variety of speeches, presentations, storytelling, role-playing, and classroom activities, students will grow in courage, candor, and confidence. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in large and small groups and learn to provide constructive peer and mentoring encouragement and feedback. This class can be taken more than once to improve confidence and public speaking ability.

No text is required for this class.

Cost: Registration = $245/year ($255 effective August 11th).

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 11, 2020, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.


 
 

SCIENCE

SCIENCE FUN!: 3rd - 5th

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Heather Whyte

THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR Co-op & Tutor CONTINGENCY PLANS

*This class covers the same topics as the K-3 class, but in greater detail and is taught to a higher level.

Scientists in third through fifth 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 zoology, weather, anatomy, electricity, and magnetism. There will be at least one demo per class and typically also a hands-on activity for each student. We will build science notebooks throughout the year for each student to keep so that they can reflect on what they learned. 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!

No text is required for this class.

Cost: Registration = $260/year ($270 effective August 11th)

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 11, 2020, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.

$30 Supply fee. A check for the supply fee must be made payable to Heather Whyte on the first day of class.


UPPER ELEMENTARY SCIENCE, 6th - 7th

(Rotating curriculum approximately every 3 years)

55 minutes, 30 Weeks, Kimberly McDermid

THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR Co-op & Tutor CONTINGENCY PLANS

This is an exciting time as students reach the end of their primary years in education. Upper Elementary Science will guide the students to be more engaged and involved in their lessons, experiments and hands-on labs (solo &/or groups), homework, quizzes and tests. In other words, a little more ‘on your own’, all while learning about God’s wonderful designs in science!

This year includes using the Apologia books and accompanying materials as the basis for the yearlong class (links further down):

  1. Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy & Physiology (Apologia)
  2. Exploring Creation with Chemistry & Physics (Apologia)

The books and accompanying material are written from a Biblical Worldview with the homeschool teacher-student interaction as the basis for learning. Students will of course be expected to not only keep up on reading assignments but also actively engage in classroom lectures and activities.

Human Anatomy and Physiology: Students will cover topics of the human body that God created. Bodily systems (skeletal, muscular respiratory, digestive, nervous, etc.) along with nutrition, health and immune systems, cells and DNA, and of course organs! Plus this curriculum also touches on a little history of medicine.

Chemistry & Physics: Students will learn about many of the incredible concepts and laws the Lord created to govern His universe; where we live! From atoms and molecules to laws of motion and energy, then onto electricity and magnetism. The list goes on.

Together, these 2 textbooks and in-class labs brings topics and experiences into clearer focus for students allowing them to eventually step forward more well-equipped when starting secondary level challenges in the near future!

Pre-requisite: Students must keep up with reading and homework in order participate in class discussions and labs. Ability to read on own and take in-class and lab notes (observations), etc. Homework, reports, plus administered quizzes and tests.

Required Materials:

· Exploring Creation w/Human Anatomy & Physiology (Apologia)

· Exploring Creation with Chemistry & Physics (Apologia)

The tutor will decide if the student notebook will be added to the materials listing. Do not purchase books at this time.

Class Cost: Registration = $350/year ($360 effective August 11th ).

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 11, 2020, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.

Supply Fee – To be determined. New tutor still reviewing curriculum and lab costs. A check for the supply fee must be made payable to Kimberly McDermid on the first day of class.

 


SPANISH

SPANISH: PASSPORT TO LATIN AMERICA, 4th - 6th/7th

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Mari Rodriguez

THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR Co-op & Tutor CONTINGENCY PLANS

This class is a rotation class so students will visit Latin America to learn about the culture, songs, flags, and food of México, Guatemala, Panamá, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. Every time a student “visits the country”, they will learn basic conversational skills, pronunciation, greetings, introductions, classroom directions, numbers, alphabet, telling time, days of the week, months, weather and seasons.

Each student will have a passport and will earn a stamp after finishing their assignments!

Teaching goal is for immersion in a Spanish environment that is engaging and FUN, through 4th – 7th grade activities (songs, dance, cooking, arts and various activities) designed to help students develop a knowledge and appreciation of Latino/Hispanic culture.

Class usually is 1-hour teaching with games and manipulatives so students learn more.

Every other month during the year there is a “Cultural day”. We will make items such as: Mexican tortillas, pyramids, Peruvian mask, molas from panama, ornaments for Christmas, etc. Topics rotate every year for variety year to year.

Note: Tutor uses the following online games and education related websites: Quizlet, Kahoot, and Igrade. If you have questions about any of these, contact Tutor to discuss.

NOTE: We also have an optional field trip to a Mexican bakery where students can learn how to make Mexican bread and decorate cakes. There is an additional fee for this; it will be announced closer to the date of the field trip.

Required Materials:

Internet Access: Quizlet, Kahoot and other online games as assigned.

Textbook: Passport to Latin America book designed by Mrs. Rodriguez.

Optional: Okee, Dokee CD, Cost ~$15.00 - Purchase on own. Tutor will provide information on current CD title and copyright date to look for.

Cost: Registration = $275/year ($285 effective August 11th)

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 11, 2020, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.

$30.00 Supply Fee for Text and Supplies. In order to receive the text for class, a check must be made payable to Mari Rodriguez on the first day of class.