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Lab Offerings 2022-2023

Fridays, September 9, 2022-May 12, 2023



SCIENCES



3rd-4th

Zoology for Kids: OLogy | AMNH

Let your child’s imagination and creativity meet the science world as we use classification skills to study characteristics of many creatures from the animal kingdom.  Scientific crafts and experiments will take us on a journey through the lives of flying creatures, such as bats, birds, and insects, as well as aquatic creatures and some land animals.  We will build a few different habitats around the classroom to explore how these animals co-exist.  INFO

5th-6th

Edible Science Kitchen Lab is designed for grades 3-6 and will focus on edible experiments with materials normally found in the kitchen and home. Our projects will investigate the physics, chemistry, and biology of food. We will explore avtivities relating to concepts such as fermentation, emulsion, and crystallization, and most experiments will have ingredients to taste (optional!) or a final dish to serve and eat.

We will attempt to produce a recipe science journal at the end of the year with our favorite lessons. INFO

7th-8th

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This general science lab will be an intro to a variety of sciences.  There will be no specific curriculum required.  We will cover 5, 6-week sessions over different topics using worksheets, games and experiments in each area.  The 5 topics we will cover include:

What is Science?, Applied Science and Technology, 

Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science INFO

Physical Science

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 In this lab  students will conduct experiments and see demonstrations to study such concepts as the atmosphere, different cycles, weather, forces and motion, electricity, atoms and molecules, waves, sound, and light. The scope and sequence of the Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science text will be used along with other science curricula to enhance experimentation. This is not a complete course, but a lab. Students should be completing coursework at home regularly and/or be enrolled in the CHSEL+ Physical Science class on Tuesdays, to gain the most benefit from this lab. INFO

Biology

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Students will study how living things interact and impact them in daily life through experimentation and study of the biological world around them. They will spend  time working with partners and in groups to help you practice communication skills while working through experiments related to a general biology study. This class will be interesting and interactive and will complete the lab credit of a biology course. The scope and sequence of Exploring Creation with Biology will be used, but is not required for lab completion as labs are independent of home study. INFO

Chemistry

CHSEL Chemistry Lab takes students through the basics, using hands-on experiments, data collection and calculations that reveal the truth about the world around us! This is NOT a Chemistry course, but a supplemental lab designed to enhance and stimulate the home taught chemistry course.  We use the scope and sequence as laid out in the Discovering Design with Chemistry text , but any high school Chemistry text can and may be adapted to this lab. MORE INFO


MATH and ALGEBRA



7th-12

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In these labs (Pre-Algebra, Algebra I and Algebra II) students will use all the time to find where concepts are not understood by examining problems that are missed in daily work. The goal of helping students tackle their daily math assignments with greater confidence will be accomplished by strengthening weak understanding of foundational math concepts. Students will complete their math exercises each week and work to discover errors that can be corrected with some instruction.   

10th-12th Testing


TSI Testing / TSI Remote Testing

In this lab, students who want to enhance their testing skills as they prepare to take the TSI.  The TSI is a required test for any homeschooler seeking dual credit opportunities or planning to attend college after graduation.  Three areas of testing will include multiple practice tests throughout the year. For any student ready and interested, we will encourage them to take the TSI in May.  INFO


ART



K4-K5

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Little ones will explore the elements of art with an emphasis on letter recognition.  We will build fine motor skills through manuipulation of various art media. Many days will be messy and we highly recommend the students to not wear their best outfits while attending this lab.  An art smock (oversized t-shirt, or button down shirt) will be required. INFO

1st-2nd

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Little artists will explore a variety of mediums, such as tempera and acrylic paint, oil and chalk pastel, watercolor, and clay.  Many lessons will focus on animals, and we will spend some time with the Masters, including Rousseau, Gauguin, Warhol, and Cezanne.  There will be lots of drawing, loads of painting, learning about new supplies, and a fun place for the kids to be their creative selves.INFO

3rd-6th

Art with Ms. Carissa will take the students through a variety of the different artistic styles and mediums.  Watercolor, oil and chalk pastels, acrylic and tempera paint, and clay will be used. We also attempt to be involved in various art contests throughout the year. Children will be pointed toward their artistic talents, allowing them to see them as a gift from their Creator. INFO

7th-12th

Through mediums such as pencil, colored pencils, watercolors, and acrylics  students will explore existing talent as well as develop new techniques in drawing and painting. This lab centers around the student's talent and interest rather than that of the teacher. Each student will explore the varieties of art and create works based on the basics of art and work with the teacher to complete his/her own projects. Exemplary art will be entered into local art competitions. INFO

K4-K5 Music

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Students will explore musical rhythm and patterns through the use of nursery rhymes, poetry, games,coloring pages, and simple crafts that ignite curiousity and develop understanding of music concepts for young minds. INFO

1st-6th Theater

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This lab will explore different facets of elementary theatre! From improv and puppetry to storytelling, children will be immersed in how to convey emotions through acting. They will enjoy giving two performances, one at the end of each semester.INFO

5th-12th Cricut Design

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In this lab, students will learn how to use design space to customize crafts as well as how to use a Cricut(R) to make different projects out of various materials. Some examples of what students will learn are how to work with cardstock and even press their own designs on a shirt. This is the perfect lab to allow your student to enjoy their creativity and you to enjoy not having the mess! INFO


History/Social Sciences



1st-2nd

Young students in this lab will learn and explore through classic children's literature that is read aloud and then they will expand on the stories to include, history, vocabulary, geography, science, character traits, and relationships. This exciting, fun and interactive, hands-on approach, will develop science and social studies concepts while developing  a love for literature in early-readers. Your children will perform activities, experiments and games to allow for a fun learning experience. INFO

7th-9th

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Students will depart weekly on an adventure through Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Oceania, & the Americas.

In this lab they will explore 2-3 countries each week, discussing a wide range of topics, including culture, language, religion, music, cuisine, architecture, art, physical geography, climate, landforms, animals, physical boundaries, capital cities and more! INFO


9th-12th Leadership

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This lab is designed to build leaders and embolden students to make God-honoring choices to the benefit of us all through teaching them to serve one another genuinely; love being the primary catalyst.  The Bible is used as the ethical standard by which the lab is based on.  Scripture is vastly sufficient when it comes to leadership, and we together students will delve into it. INFO


Literature/Language Arts



1st-2nd

Young students in this lab will learn and explore through classic children's literature that is read aloud and then they will expand on the stories to include, history, vocabulary, geography, science, character traits, and relationships. This exciting, fun and interactive, hands-on approach, will develop science and social studies concepts while developing  a love for literature in early-readers. Your children will perform activities, experiments and games to allow for a fun learning experience. INFO

3rd-4th

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Let's make your child fall in love with reading! Through introduction to both modern and classic literature, the classroom will come alive with fun projects that directly correlate with the reading. Three to four award-winning books be discussed and explored  with guided weekly discussions to exercise students in critical thinking and comprehension skills. The goal is to cultivate in them a greater delight of reading.

5th-7th

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In this lab, students will be read from a selection of modern and classic literature, becoming book detectives! They will learn how to identify both the protagonist and antagonist, peel back the layers of the story to reveal how the characters, plot, and setting, are used by the author to communicate the underlying theme.  With each book read, the students will complete a unique activity to further their understanding and deepen their connection with the tale. 

8th-10th

Well-Trained Mind Grade 10 Homeschool Plans

Students will be exposed to and develop an appreciation for a wide range of classic literature.  While reading assignments will be graded, most of the students’ grades will be project and discussion based, rather than through written tests.  Together they will study the background of the authors, their motivations, and the environment which influenced their writing.  Books under consideration:  The Iliad by Homer, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Animal Farm by George Orwell, and The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom.

7th-12th Spanish

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Students will learn pronunciation and vocabulary for general, everyday situations.  This lab requires significant student participation in conversation and some writing.  We will not get too technical with grammar and writing, but some will be done in order to obtain a general understanding of the mechanics of the language.  INFO

Level A 5th-6th

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This is the first level of IEW.  This is a writing lab for elementary students new to IEW and it lays a solid foundation of writing skills. Over the course of 28 weeks, students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics. INFO

Level B 7th-9th

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Designed for students in middle school, or early high school if the student is a reluctant writer, who are concurrently completing grammar and literature exercises in their home studies. This lab does address some grammar issues along with style and structure elements, but is not a complete instruction course for mechanics and use. 
Students will be introduced to or continue skills in note-taking, key word outlining, narrative writing, summaries, critiques, reports and essay writing as developed through the IEW Teaching Structure and Style intensives and curriculum with the intention of encouraging critical thinking and personal expression. We will work on each practicum with consideration for each student's academic level. They will evaluate well-written short stories, articles and essays prior to writing. INFO

Level C (9th-10th)

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Students will be introduced to or continue skills in note-taking, key word outlining, narrative writing, summaries, critiques, reports and essay writing as developed through the IEW Teaching Structure and Style intensives and curriculum with the intention of encouraging critical thinking and personal expression. We will work on each practicum with consideration for each student's academic level. They will evaluate well-written short stories, articles and essays, including Bible passages, prior to writing. Students will learn and/or practice use of Word documents as well as the student dashboard online, which will enhance basic computing skills and knowledge.  INFO

Level C continuation (9th-12th)

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Designed for students in high school who are concurrently completing grammar and literature exercises in their home studies, this lab will continue the units from level C and proceed to material beyond the notebook, but within the scope of IEW intensive for continuation. Students will continue skills in note-taking, key word outlining, narrative writing, summaries, critiques, reports and essay writing as developed through the IEW Teaching Structure and Style intensives and curriculum with the intention of encouraging critical thinking and personal expression. . They will evaluate well-written short stories, articles and essays, including Bible passages, prior to writing. INFO

Essay and Report Writing 11th-12th

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This course will include some of the IEW High School Essay Writing Intensive curriculum and videos, but will not be limited to that material and does not require prior knowledge of IEW Structure and Style. " How to Write a Research Report" will be incoroporated into the course along with numerous supplemental materials including vocabulary enhancement and grammar checking. The goal: to complete each type of essay that is a standard requirement for high school writing followed by a research report that will require the use of and visit to the John Gray Library on Lamar campus at least once. There will be topics assigned as well as chosen by students. INFO


PE/Fitness



PreK&K

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Creative Movement is a great way for children to explore movement through music and physical activities. It also helps build creative thinking, problem solving, gross motor and collaboration skills. We will focus on movement through spatial awareness, creating shapes, letters and patterns, balance through rhythmic activities, hand eye coordination, team work, simple games and more! INFO


3rd-6th

Elementary PE | Norris School District

Your child will laugh and have fun while getting fit, learning rules to games, and learning how to get along with others, while playing sports and games. 

(5 minutes) Share something positive about your week, while learning a health or fitness tip.

(20 minutes) Fitness and Flexibility Exercises.

(20 minutes) Various Games and Sports:  basketball, soccer, tennis, volleyball and pickle ball.

(5 minutes) Prayer and Wrap up.   INFO


Tuesday CHSEL+ Class Offerings

Sept. 6, 2022 - May 9, 2023

CHSEL Plus is an instructional "class" option now offered to help guide the daily work at home for completion of middle and high school subjects. Each class may include assignments for home completion, weekly instruction, grading and/or testing, and many are supplemented with the interactive, group activities offered  in the Friday CHSEL "labs."



Math and Science


Math and Science



Pre-Algebra

Utilizing an incremental approach to math, your students will learn in small doses at their own pace, increasing retention of knowledge and satisfaction! INFO


Algebra 1

This class covers topics including signed numbers, exponents, and roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notation; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability. *A placement test is required for enrollment in this class. INFO

Algebra 2

This class covers the traditional second-year algebra topics, as well as a full semester of informal geometry. The 129 lessons cover topics such as geometric functions, angles, perimeters, and proportional segments; negative exponents; quadratic equations; metric conversions; logarithms; and advanced factoring. INFO

Physical Science


Along with daily reading assignments to be completed at home by adhering to the completion plan, students will receive the instruction including comprehension checks for each module, concept review, and bi-weekly self checks and tests.   Additional videos or links will be provided to help understand each concept fully. 

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Biology

Along with daily reading assignments to be completed at home by adhering to the completion plan, students will receive the instruction including comprehension checks for each module, concept review, and bi-weekly self checks and tests.   Additional videos or links will be provided to help understand each concept fully. INFO

Chemistry

Along with daily reading assignments to be completed at home by adhering to the completion plan, students will receive the instruction including comprehension checks for each chapter, concept review through weekly review and testing to be graded for evaluation. Additional videos or links will be provided to help understand each concept fully.INFO 


Literature and Language



IEW Writing A, B, C

This is an assignment completion and help class that will enable students to work on the assignments given in Friday instructional lab for levels A, B or C while receiving assistance and tutoring through the writing process. Some grammar and mechanics assistance can be given during the writing process, but an emphasis will be on ensuring the Structure and Style taught in writing labs is understood and completed. Since the assignments, boardwork and instruction are given on Fridays, this class is supplemental and requires participation in the Friday lab. INFO

Essay and Report 11th-12th

This course will include some of the IEW High School Essay Writing Intensive curriculum and videos, but will not be limited to that material and does not require prior knowledge of IEW Structure and Style. " How to Write a Research Report" will be incoroporated into the course along with numerous supplemental materials including vocabulary enhancement and grammar checking. The goal: to complete each type of essay that is a standard requirement for high school writing followed by a research report that will require the use of and visit to the John Gray Library on Lamar campus at least once. There will be topics assigned as well as chosen by students. INFO

Grammar/Language

This class includes daily assignments, daily assignment check and corrections, weekly lecture/instruction, and weekly quizes tests. One day a week is insufficient to complete all material, therefore, assignments will be completed at home and to be turned in on due dates as specified on classroom dashboard and/or each meeting day.  Students should be able to independently learn most lessons throughout the week with reinforcement during weekly lecture/instruction time.  INFO

Reading/Literature

This 1 hour reading and literature class will concentrate on the book Of People from the Abeka program. Students will read short stories and passages in a Christian perspective with relevance to historical events and people. We will include lessons on analogies, Greek and Latin roots, vocabulary, and parts of speech. Students will aslo examine letters from the book Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children by Dorie Lawson. Weekly homework will be assigned.


History and Geography



World History

For high school students, our World History class will follow the curriculum Mystery of History vol. II, The Early Church and Middle Ages. INFO

World Geography

This class for high school geography credit will use Trail Guide to World Geography and Trick Geography to locate, identify and memorize different countries.  The class will delve into what makes a country or a culture, such as the language, music, the arts and food, and how that may or may not relate to other parts of our world. There will be homework assigned regarding the specific lesson or continent studied.  We plan to hold a Geography Bee at the end of the year to display what students have learned.INFO

History 7th and 8th

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