2017-2018 Class Offerings
Below is a tentative outline of our class offerings for the fall. As details become available, we will update the website with handouts, class descriptions , and times as the semester progresses. Please feel free to check our website frequently for updates.
Potential Monday Classes
Prek- K Classes
Prek-K Music Class Telitha Castleberry- 9:00-9:55- Students will develop musical abilities with in class singing and movement. Through the use of music, students will develop fine and gross motors skills .
Lapbook and Phonics Class- Teacher- Dorothy Seitz- 10:00-10:55-In this class, little ones will practice their scissor, gluing and crafting skills to create a special lapbook binder while learning about the letters of the alphabet. Stories, words, poems, sign language, numbers and colors will be explored each week. The lapbook is only a small part of the Exploring Letters in my World curriculum provided by Teacher Book Bag. Additional activities in math, science, reading, social studies, crafts etc. will be sent home with parents every week via email. Parents are encouraged, but not required to stay and work with their child. Some special holiday lapbooks or activities will be included. There will be no graded assignments or tests.
Grades K-3 Classes
Choir-Sheila Sparks- 10:00-10:55 Students will develop basic singing concepts and perform in musicals each semester.
History-11:00-11:55 Ms. Dorothy Seitz- Explore the Ancient Cultures of the World using craft projects, activities,stories, and foods. We will be roughly following and using activities from The Story of the World, History for the Classical Child Activity Book One: Ancient Times. We will explore Ancient Egypt, the Greeks and Romans, Ancient China, Early Jewish and Christian society, Ancient Indian culture and many others. Activities will be chosen to match the age range and abilities of the students who sign up. This is a class intended to supplement your own studies at home and no grades will be assigned.
Science K-3 -Kiesha Russell- 9:00-9:55.In this class, students will learn the basic fundamentals of Science. Lessons will be prepared using the Alabama Course of Study for second and third grade as a guide. The class is jam-packed with fun experiments and will be taught from a Christian perspective. Art, Reading, Writing, and Math will be integrated into the class throughout the year. Each semester will include at least one project to be completed at home and then shared with the class. I would love to plan a couple of field trips if there is enough interest. The course will be non-graded, however I will grade some work and send it home. These grades can be used at your discretion. The overall goal of the class is to have fun while learning!
Learning with Games- Telitha Castleberry- 8:00-8:55Students will reinforce basic learning concepts such as reading, math, science through the participation of in class games. Ms. Telitha Grades K-5
Grades 3-5 Classes
Choir:Sheila Sparks-10:00 to 10:55- Students will learn the fundamentals of singing and a performance each semester.
History- 11:00-11:55 Ms. Dorothy Seitz - Explore the Ancient Cultures of the World using craft projects, activities,stories, and foods. We will be roughly following and using activities from The Story of the World, History for the Classical Child Activity Book One: Ancient Times. We will explore Ancient Egypt, the Greeks and Romans, Ancient China, Early Jewish and Christian society, Ancient Indian culture and many others. Activities will be chosen to match the age range and abilities of the students who sign up. This is a class intended to supplement your own studies at home and no grades will be assigned.
Science- 11:00-11:55- Kiesha Russell Grades 4-6 Course Description: In this class, we will expand upon some of the topics covered last year and cover new topics as well. This class will be taught from a Christian perspective. I will use the Alabama Course of Study (can be found online) for Fifth and Sixth grade as a guide when planning lessons. I will take topics listed in the COS and plan lessons, activities, and experiments to ensure the course is thorough and challenging, while being fun of course! My goal is for the students to have fun while learning and challenge them to dig deeper into Science. We will make discoveries using various experiments, activities, videos, and books. I will be giving homework weekly and we will have tests based on content taught. We will also do a project each semester. Grades will be provided each semester and will be given based on class participation, completion of homework, test scores, and project completion.
Writing is Fun/ Writing Portfolio- Telitha Castleberry-Students will make a portfolio of writing to help develop basic skills needed for writing a paragraph, sentence structure,and writing from a prompt. Students will write based on literature, prompts, and following suggested Alabama Course of Study for 3-5 grades .
Learning with Games- 8:00-8:55-Students will reinforce basic learning concepts such as reading, math, science through the participation of in class games. Ms. Telitha Grades K-5
Potential Tuesday Classes
Grades 6-8 Classes
Writing for Success /Writing Practice- Little /No Homework/
High School Time TBA- Students will sharpen their writing skills through in class writing. Students may bring writing homework from other classes or dual enrollment for additional help. Teacher. Ms. Telitha 8:00 to 8:55
Writing I- Telitha Castleberry-10:00-10:55This class is geared for middle School students but may apply to students in high school. In this course, students will study literature in its historic, literary, and artistic contexts to develop critical thinking and writing skills. Students will develop writing skills through weekly writing. Writing skills covered will be basic formatting and structure, style, MLA, and writing from a prompt. Students will need computer access to type writing assignments as well as Open office or Microsoft Word.This class will include writing from a prompt.
Biology I- Jean Bateman- 10:00-12:00- Description Coming Soon
Potential Thursday Classes
Grades 8-12 Classes
Remedial Writing /Writing Practice-Little/No Homework Middle to High School- Telitha Castleberry- 1:30 -2:30Students will sharpen their writing skills through in class writing. Students may bring writing homework from other classes or dual enrollment for additional help In addition, students will make a portfolio of writing to help develop basic skills needed for writing a paragraph, sentence structure, and writing from a prompt.In addition, students will develop an expanded knowledge of thesis, introduction, body paragraph, and conclusion. If students lack sufficient work from other classes. Students will write based on in class literature, prompts, and concepts based on the Alabama Course of Study for grades 6-12. The class will be focused on improving the writing process. Most of the work will be completed in class. Parents may request a grade be reported at the end of each semester as students will be building a portfolio of their work.
How to Write a Research Paper through Literature- Telitha Castleberry- High School Only unless cleared by instructor. 12:30-1:30 -In this course, students will study literature in its historic, literary, and artistic contexts to develop critical thinking and writing skills. All books selected are from the ACT/SAT book list and reading list for the State of Alabama. The class is a college prep course that teaches students the basics of writing a research paper and MLA formatting through literature. As this is a college prep course, the coursework will prepare students for dual-enrollment, English 101, and to succeed on the ACT/SAT. Students will need internet access as we post our assignments electronically. In addition, Microsoft Word or Open Office are required as handwritten assignments will not be accepted for the class.
ACT Prep- Telitha Castleberry Possible 9:00-9:55 - Students will purchase an ACT Prep Workbook and will review test taking tips and practice timed exercises. This class makes no guarantees concerning scor
Music Classes 7-12
Choir 10:00-10:55- Sheila Sparks
Show Choir 11:00-11:55- Sheila Sparks
Potential Classes -Unassigned Day
Finance- Dorothy Seitz-This isn't your ordinary personal finance class. Foundations in Personal Finance won't bore you with stuffy highbrow financial advice. Instead, it focuses on the basics of how to win with money. Along with entertaining video lessons, the concepts taught in this class will show you how to take control of your money and help you avoid huge money mistakes down the road
Pre-Algebra- 12:30-1:30Dorothy Seitz-Pre-Algebra ensures that students have all the tools in place to make the transition to upper level math. Topics covered ( a more detailed list can be found at www.mathusee.com) Whole Numbers, Integers, Number Line, Real numbers, negative number, Exponents, roots, radicals,Place Value , Expanded and Exponential Notation
Pythagorean Theorem,Associative, Commutative, and Distributive Properties,Solve for an Unknown,Prime Factorization, Least Common Multiple, and Greatest Common Factor,Polynomials: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
Transform Celsius to Fahrenheit, and from Fahrenheit to Celsius,Absolute Value,Ratio and Proportion,Surface Area of a Solid,Similar Polygons, Volume of a Cylinder, Cone and Pyramid, and Adding and Subtracting Time.
Algebra I -1:30-2:30Dorothy Seitz-Topics covered ( a more detailed list can be found at www.mathusee.com) Commutative, Associative and Distributive Properties, Order of Operations, Solving for an Unknown with One Variable, Graphing lines, Circles, Ellipses, Parabola and Hyperbola and their formulas, Graphing Inequalities ,Solving Simultaneous Equations, Exponents, Addition and Multiplication and Factoring of Polynomials ,Solving Equations with Factoring, Unit Multipliers, Square Unit Multipliers and Metric Conversions ,Significant Digits and Scientific Notation, and Bases Other Than Ten.
Algebra II 3:30-4:45Dorothy Seitz-Topics covered ( a more detailed list can be found at www.mathusee.com) Exponents, radicals and rational expressions, scientific notation,Factoring Polynomials,Solving Equations with rational expressions , Imaginary and complex numbers, conjugate numbers,Pascals Triangle, Binomial Theorem,Completing the Square,Quadratic Formula and Discriminants,Graphing lines and Conic SectionsSolving systems of equations,Applications and word problems
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