Creative Writing (6th-8th)

Teacher: Elizabeth Fisher

Description: 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.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Book: None

Supplies: Loose-leaf lined paper in a binder, 2 sharpened pencils (no pens)

Fees: $5

Anne of Green Gables: Study (6th-8th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: As students read the book, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, they will journey through thought-provoking activities as they explore life with Anne during the Victorian Era. Students will be challenged as they follow Anne through the historical issues of her day and compare that to the personal challenges of growing up in their own world of today. The unit provides a springboard for learning a Biblical world view in the setting of the Victorian Era. This book will be a fun trip with Anne, a “special girl with an enormous imagination.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Homework: None

Prerequisites: None

Book: Novel: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L. M. Montgomery; the 1987 Bantam Classic paperback edition.

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper, 3-ring binder, colored pencils.

Fee: $30

English Grammar & Writing: Middle School (6th-8th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: This class is designed to teach Middle School English grammar and writing skills. There will be a variety of writing styles and assignments. Homework assignments will vary in length and should cover approximately 3-4 days for completion.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 2-3 hours.

Book: Christian Life Education’s English handbook at www.cle.org/cle 

Supplies: Pencils, loose-leaf notebook paper, college rule {no spirals}

Fees: $30

Grammar & Writing with Structure and Style (9th-12th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: This class is designed to teach High School English grammar and writing skills. There will be a variety of writing styles and assignments. Homework assignments will vary in length and should cover approximately 3-4 days for completion.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Prerequisites: Must be able to work at course grade level.

Homework: 2-3 hours.

Book: Christian Life Education’s English handbook at www.cle.org/cle

Supplies: Pencils, loose-leaf notebook paper (college rule), NO SPIRAL notebooks.

Fees: $30

Public Speaking & Debate (9th-12th)

Teacher: Amanda Post

Description: The ability to communicate clearly is often cited as one of the most important “soft skills” that employers are looking for. In this class, students will develop this skill by learning to organize their thoughts in both prepared and impromptu presentations, by using effective delivery techniques, and by practicing interpersonal communication skills. In addition to speeches, we will practice other common communication situations such as job interviews, group decision making, and conflict resolution. We will end the semester with a formal debate.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 1-2 hours

Book: none

Supplies: Folders for handouts

Fee: $5