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

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

Jr. Literature (1st-2nd)

Teacher: Rashelle Conkling

Class Length: 12 weeks

Description: This class will explore topics of interest to 5 – 7 year olds. We will study art, social studies, language arts, math, and science using material from the “Five in a Row” series for our classes. We will also use this model with other books.

We will read a well-written children’s picture book aloud for 2 weeks, expanding on different subject areas that come up naturally in the story.

As an example, when we read the story How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, by Marjorie Priceman, we might use the story to learn about the different countries the character travels to in the book and play a geography memory game in the area of social studies; use the story to talk about the use of repetition and humor in writing/language arts; look at the medium used and the use of complementary colors for art; practice measuring dry and liquid ingredients for math; do an experiment to see what happens when salt water is left to evaporate and talk about healthy eating choices for science; and of course eat some homemade apple pie for fun!

Homework: None

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: Pencils, scissors and crayons

Fee: $12

Charlotte’s Web (3rd-4th)

Teacher: Penny Webster

Class Length: 12 weeks

Description:Reading Charlotte’s Web with academic and craft activities, independent reading and discussion.

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: Paper, pencils, crayons, copy of Charlotte’s Web

Fee: $20

Charlotte’s Web (1st-2nd)

Teacher: Penny Webster

Class Length: 12 weeks

Description: Reading Charlotte’s Web with activities, both academic and crafty

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: Paper, pencils, crayons, glue

Fee: $20

Greek Mythology (3rd-6th)

Teacher: Penny Webster

Class Length: 12 weeks

Description:Read about Greek gods and goddesses. Discuss the gods and goddesses. Academic and craft activities

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: Paper, pencil, crayons/colored pencils

Fee: $20

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

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description:This course is structured around grammar skills including parts of speech, sentence structure, and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc.), and using these skills in writing compositions, short stories, essays, reports, and includes oral reading and other presentations.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 2-3 hours.

Book:Rod and Staff English Handbook, call (606) 522-4348 to order

Supplies:Pencils, notebook paper, 3-ring notebook, bound composition notebook.

Fees: $30

Cursive Writing Practice (3rd-6th)

Teacher: Mary Steadman

Description:We will work on correct uppercase and lowercase cursive writing using Pentime Cursive workbooks.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Homework: none

Prerequisites: none

Book: none

Supplies: Good pencil and eraser

Fee: $0

English Grammar & Writing: High School (9th-12th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description:This course is structured around grammar skills including parts of speech, sentence structure, and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc.), and using these skills in writing compositions, short stories, essays, reports, and includes oral reading and other presentations.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 4 or more hours

Book: Rod and Staff English Handbook, call (606) 522-4348 to order

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper, 3-ring notebook, bound composition notebook.

Fee: $30

NaNoWriMo: Young Writer’s Program (3rd-6th)

Teacher: Amanda Post

Description:November is National Novel Writing Month and we will celebrate by using the official NaNoWriMo curriculum to learn the elements that go into writing fiction. We will learn everything from character development to the elements of plot. Students will be prepared to participate in the novel writing challenge at the end of the semester if they wish.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: Students must be able to comfortably write a paragraph.

Book: none

Supplies: Pencils, notebook, colored pencils/crayons

Fees: $5

NaNoWriMo: Young Author’s Program (7th-12th)

Teacher: Amanda Post

Description: November is Nation Novel Writing Month, and we are celebrating by using the NaNoWriMo curriculum to learn how to write fiction. We will study things like character development, creating believable conflict, and the elements of plot. Students will be prepared to participate in the Novel writing challenge at the end of the semester.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: none

Book: none

Supplies: Pencil/pens, notebook

Fees: $5