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: 1-2 hours

Book: None

Supplies: Notebook, loose leaf, lined paper, 2 pencils or pens (computer/printer at home), access to a personal email account (can be a parent’s email)

Fees: $5

Sight Word Superstars (K-1st)

Teacher: Leah Hendershot

Description: Learn the top 25-30 sight words in super fun ways: activities, crafts, mini books, poems and songs.

Each student will have a mini book to take home and practice each week.

Length: 12 weeks

Homework: None

Prerequisites: Comfortable/confidence holding a pencil and writing letters.

Book: None

Supplies: My First Ticonderoga Pencils (fat pencil). Available as a set at Target for under $3. Fat Markers.

Fees: $15