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Track 2, 4th-6th, Class Descriptions

ART

ART: , 4th - 6th/7th

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Alison Roach

THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR Co-op & Tutor CONTINGENCY PLANS

This year we will be getting inspiration from around the world to study and create art that reflects different artists and techniques. We will also be delving into how we can express ourselves through our art. Projects will include (but not limited to)  drawing, painting, collages, working with 3D , multi & mixed media, and collaborate to design some projects. I can't wait to explore and create with the kids!

Pre-Requisite:

  1. Parents may be asked to helping during class time; number of rotations depending upon final enrollment or project.
  2. Families must supply the following: 2 black sharpies- one ultra fine and one fine, along with a pair of scissors for each of their students (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 15th). 

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 15, 2021, 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 Alison Roach 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 using a curriculum that has been written by Mrs. Nancy Djerf and will be provided by the tutor.  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:

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

Cost: Registration = $330/year ($340 effective August 15th).

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 15, 2021, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.

$10 Supply fee. A check for the supply fee must be made payable to Nancy Djerf on the first day of class.


IEW FUNDAMENTALS PLUS, 5th - 8th

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Nancy Djerf

THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR Co-op & Tutor CONTINGENCY PLANS

This year's curriculum has been written by Mrs. Nancy Djerf and will be provided by the tutor.  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:

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

Cost: Registration = $330/year ($340 effective August 15th)

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 15, 2021, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.

$10 Supply fee. A check for the supply fee must be made payable to Nancy Djerf on the first day of class.


SPEECH & COMMUNICATION, 5th - 8th

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Rebecca Wahl

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

Inform, entertain, and persuade: using these three umbrellas as guidance, students will learn tools to construct a speech, present before an audience, and speak with confidence in this introductory speech class. Even the timidest student will build assurance as we practice together and support each other in our journey towards improved communication capabilities. We will practice reading and presenting in a variety of styles, and incorporate games and other devices to assist in building skills, confidence and poise. Within each umbrella of speech, we will discuss how we can use our words and presentation skills to glorify God and represent Christ. We will also explore the importance of speech as both a right and a privilege of the American citizen. Students will enter this class with little to no experience in presentation and leave with confidence in their abilities to inform, entertain, and persuade others using their new repertoire of skills.

Homework for this class will be minimal and will consist primarily of speech preparation activities. The majority of work for this class will take place within the classroom.

Students will construct a portfolio to demonstrate learning in this class. Each student will receive a 3-ring binder on the first day of class that he or she should bring each week, along with a pencil and an excitement for learning!

There are no textbooks required for this course. All materials needed will be supplied by the instructor.

Cost: Registration = $255/year ($265 effective August 15th).

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effecti

August 15, 2021, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.

$15 Supply fee. A check for the supply fee must be made payable to Rebecca Wahl on the first day of class.


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 birds and reptiles, earth science, simple machines, STEM challenges and nutrition/health/movement. 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 = $270/year ($280 effective August 15th)

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 15, 2021, 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, Alison Roach

THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR Co-op & Tutor CONTINGENCY PLANS

Upper Elementary Science classes are specifically designed have students take responsibility to independently a.) read textbooks on their own  b.) taking notes during class, labs and translating them into a more formalized learning and also lab write-up and c.) study quizzes and tests. 

This year Food Science, an exciting field that touches nearly every culture and the foods God designed for human consumption, will be taught!

We will focus on food science primarily in the U.S. food supply touching on areas like:  Exploring a variety of properties of foods (e.g., chemistry, proteins, etc.) along with the properties of ingredients (e.g. eggs or starch) in foods, the role of microbiology as an important part of food science.  We’ll also supplement with some nutrition and packaging (math and physics), and the marketing aspects of foods related to the world of food science. Can’t forget about the important sensory science (a formal area of science on its own involving taste buds, eyes, the brain, etc.) and taste panels-- We’ll even conduct live scientific based taste panels! Looking forward to exploring and learning about this exciting, broad and applicable field of science. A year end student project (they innovate, plan & execute a project) is planned in hopes of capping off the year with some fun!

Also included: Hands-on labs, reading required to participate in class discussions, take home quizzes/tests, lab write-ups, short papers.  Some assignments will require internet access for short videos or internet searches; access to printer also required. Some math will be included- concurrent Pre-Algebra helpful. This class will use variety of foods in labs. 

** Parent must submit student food allergies to tutor for review prior to registration!**   

Curriculum and Lab book – T.B.D.

Class Cost: Registration = $350/year ($360 effective August 15th ).

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 15, 2021, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.

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


 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

GYM TIME: SKILLS & MORE: 4th - 6th

55 min. class, 30 weeks, Samantha Munzke

THIS CLASS QUALIFIES FOR Co-op & Tutor CONTINGENCY PLANS

Gym Time: Skills and More will set the wiggles in motion! Focus will be to engage the body, mind and spirit in activities that introduce and solidify specific skills common to kids' activities. Individual, paired and group activities will be experienced. There will be a Bible verse each month to guide us on our activities for the month.  And we’ll reinforce healthy habits for gym and everyday life, individual effort and fun!  Outdoor activities in the fall and spring (weather dependent) will be included with indoor activities in the winter. Are your kids ready to have fun? Good! See you in class.

** Loose fitting clothing (shirts must be long enough to remain tucked in for some activities), weather appropriate for outdoor or indoor gym, sneakers and good heavy socks required.

Class Cost: Registration = $225/year ($235 effective August 15th ).

A late fee of $10.00 will be added effective August 15, 2021, to the class cost; registration fee also increases on that date.

Supply Fee $20.00.  A check for the supply fee must be made payable to Teach Homeschool Support Organization on the first day of class.