Intermediate Music/Choir (5th-8th)

Teacher: Michelle Blanchette

Description:Students will learn why God wants us to learn about music, reading music beyond the basics and will participate in singing music. This is not an advanced class but will be more advanced than my intro class.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisite: The student needs to understand basic music concepts and be able to read music.

Homework: 1-2 hours

Book: None

Supplies: Pencil, paper, glue, scissors, crayons, 3 ring binder or folder

Fee: $15

Robotics Team: Fall Semester (3rd-9th)

Teacher: Erin Dodson

Description: This class is for team members who competed at the 2021 WSU Mindstorms Challenge. Team members will sharpen their skills in building, programming, and speaking. Students will also begin preparations for the 2022 season.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Prerequisites: Willingness to work hard and learn together as a team.

Homework: 1-2 hours

Book: none

Supplies: Pencils

Fee: $35

Exploring American History (9th-12th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: This is a high school course that tells the story of American history from Columbus to today. It gives a deep understanding of our nation, both past and present, about events, issues, and people from our nation’s Christian heritage.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Homework: 4 or more hours

Prerequisites: None

Book: EXPLORING AMERICA Curriculum Package, and the Student Review Pack; order from NOTGRASS.COM/EA

Supplies: Pencils, Ink pens, notebook paper (college rule), assigned books

Fees: $30

Apologia General Science Lab (7th-9th)

Teacher: Ashley Enns

Description: NOTE: This is a labs only class. I will review concepts and talk about what relates to the experiment. A schedule will be used for daily at home reading and tests.

Designed for eighth grade, this course prepares students for college-prep high school science curriculum and provides a detailed introduction to the physical environment and the basic laws that make it work.

his 3rd Edition of Exploring Creation with Physical Science course was completely rethought and rewritten with your student in mind. This is not the same as 2nd Edition and covers more physical science information. The text discusses atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonds, reactions and energy, motion, forces, energy, waves and sound, light, electricity and magnetism, and Earth’s structure, weathering, and atmosphere.

This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. We generally recommend it as an 8th-grade course, but students can use it for their 9th-grade coursework. Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 3rd Edition, Basic Set includes the softcover student textbook and the Solutions and Tests Manual.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Homework: 2-3 hours

Prerequisites: 7th grade level math. multiply/divide fractions, convert measurements, rearrange and solve equations i.e. s=d/t

Book: Apologia General Science 3rd edition book and Apologia Notebook, test pack (for home use). https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-basic-set-general-science-3rd-edition/

Supplies: Book, notebook, pencil and test pack.

Fee: $25

Minute To Win It (5th-8th)

Teacher: Suzanne Hromek

Description:Students are given a minute to complete a task or challenge. Sometimes silly, sometimes challenging, oftentimes both.

Length: 12 weeks

Homework: none

Prerequisites: none

Book: None

Supplies: none

Fee: $5

Little Logic (PreK & K)

Teacher: Leah Hendershot

Description: Little learners will increase their logic and problem solving skills using puzzles, mazes, patterns and creative challenges while honing their fine motor skills.

Length: 12 weeks

Homework: None

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: None

Fees: $10

Creative Writing (6th-8th)

Teacher: Elizabeth Fisher

Description: Have you ever wondered what the creative world of writing would look like if we asked God to partner with us in writing stories?  After all, God is Creator.  He breathed life into all we see.  Jesus has a wonderful imagination.  And He created us in His image.  And He tells the best stories.  Therefore, in creative writing class, we pray and ask Him for ideas to illuminate our imagination as we explore writing stories with Him using Scripture as our inspiration and allowing our minds to concentrate on Him and His wonders.  In essence, we ask Him to tell us His stories!  Then we use our God-given creative abilities to write.

This class is designed for serious creative writers who want to practice writing short stories.  We will practice free-flow writing each week. Some homework may be given. Students are expected to be able to work quietly alone for the whole period. Most days they will be writing throughout the period.
If a child cannot handle themselves well in a quiet environment and respect everyone else’s need for quiet, he or she will be asked to leave the class. Please don’t enroll your children if they have difficulty being quiet.  Please don’t enroll students who do not enjoy writing or cannot type.
Students will be required to write during class and to type their responses at home.   They will be required to turn in both an email version of their writing and a typed version on computer paper.  If students have a laptop to use in class, they may do all their work on it.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Book: None

Supplies: Notebook, loose leaf, lined paper, 2 pencils or pens (computer/printer at home)

Fees: $5

Painting w/the Masters (6th-8th)

Teacher: Leah Hendershot

Description: Does your child love to paint? This class will introduce them to unique techniques and artistic elements by examining and recreating famous masterpieces.

No matter what the student likes to paint, exploring these techniques and elements helps them apply the skills to their own unique style and subject matter. I hope to make time for an open-ended painting at the end so they can practice this application.

Our goal is to cover 4-5 artists and create 4-5 small paintings.

Length: 12 weeks

Homework: None

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: Set of new paint brushes (5-7) of various sizes and shapes. No need for anything over 1″. Nylon or Camel bristles are usually preferred. Paint shirt. If the student wants to bring their own paints, they may. Paints and canvas will be provided otherwise.

Fees: $20

Exploring World Geography (9th-12th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: EXPLORING WORLD GEOGRAPHY is a high school course that describes and explains the world God created. It tells the story of our physical world, but is a study of worldview as well. Students will look at how the physical world made a difference in what the people have done and how the people made a difference in the physical world. Maps and study cover every country of the world.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Homework: 4 or more hours

Prerequisites: None

Book: EXPLORING WORLD GEOGRAPHY Curriculum, and the Student Review Pack; order at NOTGRASS.COM/EGEO

Supplies: Pencils, Ink pens, notebook paper (college rule), assigned books

Fees: $30

Reading Basics (1st-2nd)

Teacher: Myra McDonald

Description: This class will teach the structure of the English language. We will learn the basics of phonics, phonemes, reading, what makes a vowel long or short, cursive handwriting, spelling, and comprehension, using multi-sensory teaching methods.

Class Length: 12 weeks, year long

Homework: None

Prerequisites: none

Book: none

Supplies: Pencils, erasers, color pencils, pencil sharpener

Fee: $7

Advanced Sewing: FIRST HOUR (8th-12th)

Teacher: Deborah Young

Description: Student must be able to independently work with their sewing machine (ie. thread the machine and be familiar with stitches). The student must be able to read and understand basic sewing instructions and patterns. We will work on more advanced sewing projects as well as harder to work with fabrics.

Working on invisible zippers, special hems and stitches, as well as become more familiar with the serger sewing machine. In addition to working on these harder sewing techniques, the student will complete a project of their choice during the semester. Student are required to provide any fabric, patterns and notions needed as well as a sewing machine.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: Basic sewing skills and understanding

Book: None

Supplies: Sewing machine, fabric, pattern, and notions

Fees: $30

Advanced Sewing: SECOND HOUR (8th-12th)

Teacher: Deborah Young

Description: Student must be able to independently work with their sewing machine (ie. thread the machine and be familiar with stitches). The student must be able to read and understand basic sewing instructions and patterns. We will work on more advanced sewing projects as well as harder to work with fabrics.

Working on invisible zippers, special hems and stitches, as well as become more familiar with the serger sewing machine. In addition to working on these harder sewing techniques, the student will complete a project of their choice during the semester. Student are required to provide any fabric, patterns and notions needed as well as a sewing machine.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: Basic sewing skills and understanding

Book: None

Supplies: Sewing machine, fabric, pattern, and notions

Fees: $30