Club Descriptions for 2018-2019
Parent-led clubs are free for members of Murfreesboro Homeschoolers and geared towards children 4 to 9 years old (unless noted).
In some clubs you may be required to bring specific supplies or materials to complete activities.
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Movers and Shakers
(Lynne Leverette – leader; Elaine Holcomb – co leader)
This club will focus on getting kids moving. Competitive and cooperative games will be learned. Basic skills of various sports such as basketball, baseball and soccer will be taught. Teamwork and sportsmanship will be encouraged. Some emphasis on personal health and fitness will be covered as well teaching the kids how to be active in individual ways.
10:30 – 11:20 AM – National Ocean Science Bowl Team Club (8th – 12th Grade)
Jim Watson – leader
Join the Murfreesboro Homeschoolers National Ocean Science Bowl Team! Jim Watson, our Marine Science Teacher, will prep the kids with Marine Science knowledge and competition strategies for the National Ocean Science Bowl. The competition the team will compete in is titled the Hurricane Bowl in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and takes place in February 2019. You can get started by reading about and researching the ocean! A good place to start would be the NOSB Ocean quiz. You can see what you know and research topics that are presented. http://osq.nosb.org Be sure to check out the NOSB website for more information! http://nosb.org
12:15 – 1:05 PM – Pioneers in the Wilderness
(Shauna Yancey – leader; Kelly Gillilan- co leader)
In this club kids will learn all about nature – habitats, plants, animals, water resources, foraging, and survival skills. They will explore how the Native Americans and early pioneers lived with primitive tools and no electricity. They will learn how to track, observe and identify various animals. They will learn the difference between safe and unsafe plants, animals, and insects. They will learn the difference between a hunting and gathering lifestyle and an agrarian culture. Learning will occur through storybooks, object lessons, and hands on exploration of the weekly topic.
1:15 – 2:05 PM – Builders and Makers
Liberty Bane – leader; Alaina Mankin – co leader)
This club is for kids who like hands on learning, arts and crafts, building and construction, science experiments, or any of the above. Kids in this club will have an opportunity to use a wide range of materials to solve problems, build structures, practice hand working skills, and most importantly express themselves creatively. We will try a little bit of everything, from felt puppets and origami to catapults and recycled robots, all the while letting each child focus on his particular style and interest.
1:15 – 2:05 PM – History Club (6th – 12th Grade)
Amber Douglas – leader
Students in 6th-12th grade are invited to participate in History Club lead by the MHS history teacher, Amber Douglas, on Mondays from 1:15-2:05. History Club will prepare students to participate in National History Day, a year-long education program that participates in a regional competition held in February and a national competition in June. The club will examine themes in history related to the annual competition theme and help students prepare their choice of project. For more information about National History Day visit, https://www.nhd.org/contest. For more information about MHS History Club email Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9:30 – 10:20 AM – PE Fitness
(Emily Lanter – leader; Heidi Cote – co leader)
The primary goal for this club is to provide a structured physical environment that will improve each child’s overall physical fitness through stretching, agility drills, and core strengthening exercises. Children will also learn specific skills found across sports and activities i.e, jumping rope, dribbling with hand and foot, and throwing and catching. We hope to incorporate team games, with a focus on working together, team strategy, and good sportsmanship. Such games would include kickball, dodge ball, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, and others, depending on class size and ages.
10:30 – 11:20 AM – Lego Challenge
Lane Brown – leader; Amanda LaRusso – co leader)
For kids that love legos, this will be a structured time of unique learning where kids can experiment with their skills and incorporate new ones. There will be engineering challenges, themed building projects, lego games, problem solving, math challenges, and lots of creativity.
12:15 – 1:05 PM – Little Life Learners
Cherida Aguilar – leader
In this club, little ones will learn beneficial life skills such as how to fold laundry, how to sweep, how to set the table, etc. It will be super fun, and engaging by reading a story where a character is doing that skill and then practicing the skill with friends. To wrap up their learning for the day, they will create a matching craft as a keepsake.
1:15 – 2:05 PM – Around the World
(Ashley Upton – leader; Siri Mitchell – co leader)
Kids will get a passport and travel around the world learning about various countries and cultures. They will use their mapping and geography skills as they becoming little explorers. Through crafts, music, games and more, they will discover new things about the people and places around them.