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2023-2024 ECHO Class Descriptions

2023-2024 ECHO Class Descriptions

Art & Design
Ages: 9-12, 13+
Materials fee: $25

This is a combined two-for-one class. Time will be split between Art Technique and Design.
This year, in Art Technique, students will learn that art growth only comes from stepping out and trying. Anyone can learn these skills and improve on them with practice. We will work together on drawing assignments to gain skills and confidence. From there we will explore a variety of art styles using different art mediums (graphite, colored pencil, watercolor, etc). We will include an artist study which will allow students to appreciate the masters and learn about their art style and techniques.We will look at design found in God's creation and learn about the Fibonacci's golden ratio.
In Design, students will develop a unique space for a favorite character. We will explore basic design principles and then apply them to fit their character's space. From there, we will introduce hand drafting skills, learn how to draw a floor plan, and create a space plan using furniture templates. If time permits, we will finish off the project by learning how to draw a perspective drawing of the space.

Ages: 9-12, 13+
Materials fee: $15

This is an acting based class. The student will learn and rehearse plays and interact with other students. Students will learn the element of drama and character development, expression, different emotions, movement, voice, and improvisation. The student will also be introduced to puppetry, and script and scene analysis. Students will also design and make costumes, props, and scenery.  Students will perform for other students and also participate at the end of year ECHO program.   

Ages: 6-8, 9-12, 13+
Materials fee: $20

~Psalm 139:14 I will praise you, for I am wonderfully and fearfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it well.~
This class will teach your child(ren) healthy habits to help them honor their God-given bodies throughout their life. This class will also teach basic Anatomy and Physiology utilizing science and scripture. I have been a Registered Nurse since 2011 and am currently earning my Master of Science in Nursing to become a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Hands-on-History- Colonial American
Ages: 6-8, 9-12 
Materials fee: $20

Using stories, some craft projects, and games, we will travel back in time and learn about the English American Colonies.  Get ready to meet some of the people and learn about some of the events that led to the birth of our free nation—from the first successful English colony of Jamestown to the War of Independence. 

Literature with a Purpose
Ages: 6-8
Materials fee: $5 

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away… someone told a story for a very specific reason. What is the purpose of fairy tales, folktales, myths, legends, and fables? In this class we will discover this answer while reading examples of each from all over the world. 

Preschool/ Kinder
Ages: 3-5 AND potty-trained
Materials fee: $17

Please Note: Our preschool class stays together the entire ECHO day and does not switch classes like the other groups. You will only need to choose preschool once. There is only one materials fee for the entire day.
This class will focus on playing and learning together through stories, crafts, and sensory activities. 

Ages: 13+
Materials fee: $5 Plus required supplies listed below.
Students will need to bring a 3-ring binder, lined paper, pencils, lined 3x5 index cards.

This class will help students to become more comfortable speaking and reading in front of others by using games, activities, and practicing speech techniques.  Students will learn how to present recitations, and how to deliver a variety of different speeches. 
Work at home will be required for students to write some speeches, and to practice all of their speeches.  (Students who took this class last year are welcomed, as most speeches we will be learning are different from last year’s speeches.)

We the People: A Citizen's Constitution
Ages: 9-12, 13+
Materials fee: $10

This course goes deep, article-by-article through the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Using different forms of media (art, music, primary source documents, videos, podcasts, etc.) you will learn about executive orders, the Electoral College, the powers of Congress and the President, freedom of religion, and much more.

Writing the Novel Way
Ages 9-12, 13+
Materials fee: $5 Plus required supplies listed below.

Students will need a binder dedicated to this class, along with paper and pencils. Homework will be assigned likely every week, and IS mandatory. Access to a computer (for writing) is recommended. 

God has given people many different ways to communicate, and one of them is through the gift of language. The purpose of this class is to inspire people to use language to create a novel, and to enjoy doing it! It is more fun to learn language skills when you have a tangible creation in your hands at the end! We will brainstorm, plan major events in our stories, define and develop the main characters, describe the settings and more. There will be story sharing amongst the students, and peer reviews. We will work on writing heartily, and keeping a reader’s interest. In this course, we will go over grammar, spelling, capitalization, punctuation. There WILL be writing! 

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10