Art for Early Elementary

Instructor: Debra Braun
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Grades: 1st-3rd
Monthly cost: $38
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Students will develop new skills and talents while designing unique creations using a variety of wonderful materials. Each Early Elementary art class focuses upon developing skills, learning techniques and expanding self-confidence.

Students develop:

* Artistic skills and craftsmanship

* Knowledge of artistic styles and art history

* Imaginative projects

* The power of self-expression, and more

 

Art For Upper Elementary

Instructor: Austin Smith
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Grades: 3rd-6th
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Mixed Media is a technique involving the use of two or more artistic medias, such as ink and pastel or painting and collage that are combined in a single composition. This class will touch on different mediums of art, studying different tools, materials and their uses, and experiment with different techniques and styles of creating art. We will experiment with print making, fabric dying, paper marbling, collage, watercolors, pattern transfer, acrylic paint, alcohol inks, and more!  We will take an occasional break from our art journals and canvases to work on other art project with glass, ceramic, fabric, and wood throughout the year.

Supplies Needed: Students will need a mixed media art journal (I recommend a 9″x12″ Strathmore 400 Series or 500 Series) and students will need to bring their journals to class weekly.

 

Beginner Group Guitar

Instructor: Jake Willis
Email: j
ake.willis05@gmail.com
Grades: 5th-8th
Monthly Cost: $40

Materials Fee: $25
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This class is a great on-board to guitar for students who have never played before. With a mix of group instruction and individual help from the instructor, students will learn the basics of chords, rhythm, and riffing over the course of the year. It’s highly recommended that students have a guitar at home that they can practice on, but electric guitars with small amplifiers that plug into headphones (Vox AmPlugs) will be provided. This is a great and cost-effective way to find out if your child has an interest in the instrument, and a great way for them to gain some experience playing music. Space is limited so sign up now!

Beginner Group Ukelele

Instructor: Jake Willis
Email: j
ake.willis05@gmail.com
Grades: 2nd-4th
Monthly Cost: $40

Materials Fee: $45
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Our beginner group ukulele class is ideal for kids how have never played an instrument before and want to start learning what music is all about! It's also great for kids who already have played other instruments and want to learn something new. With ukuleles just the right size for our elementary age students, we'll be learning about learning chords and rhythms. And, of course, we'll learn how to play some very fun songs and sing along! We'll also be doing activities together and playing games that help us learn about other musical concepts like music theory, instrumentation, or rhythm. I'm looking forward to rocking out on the ukulele together this year!

*Ukuleles will be provided in the classroom. It would be great if you wanted to purchase one for your child to practice on at home as well, but it is not required.

Chorus

Instructor: Rebecca Haman
Email: 
pugcrazee83@bellsouth.net
Grades: 1st-5th
Monthly Cost: $33
*Material Fee: $20
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Does your child love to sing? Do they love to perform on stage? If so, this is the class for them! We will have a Christmas program as well as a Spring program where they will be able to perform the songs they learn. Any costumes needed will need to be provided by the parent.

Coding Fun with keyboarding

Instructor: Mary Barefield
Email: 
barefieldmary2@gmail.com
Grades: 2nd-5th
Monthly Cost: $36
*Material Fee: $30
Time:
 

*will include a subscription to Keyboarding Without Tears and the texts used in class)  Students will need a reliable laptop with WiFi access and a fully charged battery.

This will be a fun, hands on introduction to keyboarding and coding, or “how computers think”. Children will work with visual coding blocks as they explore such topics as events, conditions, variables, loops, sensing, and conditional statements. We will also use a variety of pen and paper puzzles and activities to reinforce this knowledge.  By the end of the year, each student will design his or her own simple game - such as pong.

We will also spend 10 minutes each class period working on our basic keyboarding skills using the program Keyboarding Without Tears.  Students will need to practice at least twice each week to maintain and improve these skills.


Fun with math

Instructor: Tiffany Norwood
Email:  tnorwood11@hotmail.com

Grades: 3rd-5th
Monthly Cost: $36
Material Fee: $20
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This class is designed to help students learn their math skills!  We will be working on borrowing when subtracting, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, place value, rounding, measurements, money, graphing, geometry and….word problems!! I said the dreaded word…haha!   I use to dread word problem too. Now I love to teach students how to tackle word problems successfully! We will be reinforcing these concepts with manipulatives, games, and various other hands on activities.  The goal is to put the fun back into learning math.  HW will be assign and based on your child’s level. All work should be kept in a small 3-ring binder(I will provide through material fee) for easy access to both parents and teacher.


 

Guitar and piano lessons  - All ages:

Instructor: Jake Willis
Email: j
ake.willis05@gmail.com
Monthly Cost: $77
Materials Fee: $25
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Individual lessons are available for both piano and guitar. These lessons will be split with another student over the course of the 50 minute block. Each student will receive 25 minutes of uninterrupted lesson time with the instructor, during which time, the other student will be working, with headphones, through a self-guided activity to help them grow as a musician (this could be a new finger exercise, chord progression, a set of pages in a music theory book, etc.). This is a fantastic way to receive private music lessons at a very affordable cost. An instrument to practice on at home is required, but there will be guitars and pianos on-site. It’s open to all, but space is very limited and is first-come-first-serve.

 

Intro to Music

(provided by The Ligon Music Group)
Instructor: Robert Ligon
Email Address: ligonmusicgroup@gmail.com
Grade: 1st-5th grade
Monthly Cost: $38
Materials Fee: $25
Time: 9-9:50

It's time to play along! Come and learn the basics of music at your level! We'll start with early skills where students learn the fundamentals of music like reading notes on a staff, harmonization, and vocals. We'll play fun early learning instruments, sing songs, and explore how music connects everyone to the world around us. This is a fun class that you just don't want to miss. A great standalone option, but this can also work as a wonderful companion course to any early-learning music programs at home.

**Students will need a 2-pocket folder, some notebook paper, and writing utensils (pencils, colored pencils, or crayons are all appropriate). Blank paper will be provided.**

 

Intro to Musical Theatre

(provided by The Writers' Block & The Ligon Music Group)
Instructors: Tawanah Reeves & Robert Ligon
Email Address: twbmentors@gmail.com
Grade: 3rd-8th
Monthly Cost: $43
Materials Fee: $25
Time: 12:10-1:00

Let's break a leg! Intro to Musical Theatre seeks to build confidence and discipline in students by helping them to overcome stage fright and develop their sense of self-worth. We will teach them how to blend the arts of acting and character development with vocalization and music appreciation. Intro to Musical Theatre shall focus predominately on expanding singing, acting, and movement skills by using a variety of performance styles. Students will learn their personal voice type and be able to sing different kinds of songs. They will learn lyrical analysis as well as how to communicate a story through song and physical expressions. By the end of the course, students should be able to identify the intricacies of character and plot movement in stage plays. Because this course creates an ensemble performing group, a sense of teamwork is important and will be discussed often. Students will also be given the opportunity to explore one another's ideas through discussions and critiques. Come join us on stage, and, at the end of the year, enjoy LC3's first theatrical performance!

**Students will need a composition book and writing utensils for this class as well as comfortable clothing. Water bottles are encouraged, but students are responsible for cleaning up after themselves. Laptops and headphones are NOT allowed.**

Latin- An Introduction

Instructor: Mary Barefield
Email: 
barefieldmary2@gmail.com
Grades: 2nd-5th
Monthly Cost: $36
*Material Fee: $40 (includes student text and flash cards)
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Using Prima Latina, students will enjoy a first look at the Latin alphabet, parts of speech, declensions and culture. They will even learn to conjugate two verbs.  We will add in Latin culture and music seasonally. This should be a fun time designed to get children excited about Latin and set a firm foundation for a more rigorous study in later years.  We will be using ecclesiastical pronunciation in class.

Mystery of History volume 1 for Early Elementary

Instructor: Willow Brixey
Email: 
willowstardesignco@gmail.com
Grades: 1st-3rd
Monthly cost: $38
Material cost: $35
Required text:
The Mystery of History Vol. 1 (2nd Edn) CD Audio Set  (Audio Set can be found used on amazon or new from https://www.brightideaspress.com/shop/mystery-of-history-vol1-audio/ ) OR The Mystery of History Vol. 1 (2nd Edn) Quarters 1-4 MP3s (MP3s can be found at https://themysteryofhistory.com/product-category/the-mystery-of-history-volume-i/)

Volume one of The Mystery of History covers Creation to the Resurrection.  Each week three lessons will be covered.  Students will be required to listen to each lesson before class on Monday.  History comes to life as students discuss, act out, build, and create their own timeline lapbooks.  The teacher will provide all materials and supplies needed for this course.  The goal of this course is for students to enjoy and learn world history alongside biblical history.

Mystery of History volume 1 for upper Elementary

Instructor: Willow Brixey
Email: 
willowstardesignco@gmail.com
Grades: 4th-6th
Monthly cost: $38
Material cost: $35
Required text:
The Mystery of History Vol. 1 (2nd Edn) CD Audio Set  (Audio Set can be found used on amazon or new from https://www.brightideaspress.com/shop/mystery-of-history-vol1-audio/ ) OR The Mystery of History Vol. 1 (2nd Edn) Quarters 1-4 MP3s (MP3s can be found at https://themysteryofhistory.com/product-category/the-mystery-of-history-volume-i/)

Volume one of The Mystery of History covers Creation to the Resurrection.  Each week three lessons will be covered.  Students will be required to listen to each lesson and complete notebook activities before class on Monday.  History comes to life as students discuss, act out, build, and illustrate the past.  This course is set up for students of varied skill levels.  The teacher will provide notebooks containing activities that can be adjusted for each student.  Parents can decide how in-depth students should go.  The goal of this course is for students to experience world history in conjunction with biblical history.

PE for Lower Elementary

Instructor: Courtney Schley
Email Address: cwschley@gmail.com
Grades: 1st- 3rd
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $10
Time:10:00-10:50

Our bodies were made to move! This course will teach the importance of physical activity through cardiovascular exercise, endurance, and flexibility. Team games will build social skills and sportsmanship in a fun and challenging environment.


 

PE for Upper Elementary

Instructor: Courtney Schley
Email Address: cwschley@gmail.com
Grades: 4th-6th
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $10
Time: 11:00-11:50

This course will continue teaching the importance of physical activity and personal exercise goals in cardiovascular exercise, endurance, and flexibility. Team games will build social skills and sportsmanship in a fun and challenging environment.

 

Reading Comprehension

Instructor: Tiffany Norwood
Email:  tnorwood11@hotmail.com

Grades: 3rd-6th
Monthly Cost: $36
Material Fee: $25
Time:

Let's learn to dig deep when reading! For this class your child must be able to read and write on his/her own. We will be building comprehension skills, which must come after learning to read. 
The skills we will be learning are the foundation of good reading comprehension. It will be beneficial for children beginning these skills or as a review for children who already know these skills. Students will be introduced to the skill, then taught how to apply the skill while reading. (Students will be given texts on their level.)  We will learn through a multi-sensory approach so come ready to interact and learn. Skills are: genre, author’s purpose, narrative elements, relating to text, prediction, fact and opinion, sequencing, compare/contrast, problem/solution, supporting details, cause and effect, main idea, context clues, character analysis, inferences, theme/moral, summarizing, author’s style/tone, and figurative language. We will go over these skills the first half of the year using different genres. The second half of the year we will dig deeper using all of these skills as we read 3-4 different chapter books.

 

Science Explored (younger elementary)

Instructor: Ginni Aban
Email:  frogmor@hotmail.com

Grades: 1st-3rd (must be 6 by September 1st)
Monthly Cost: $35
Material Fee: $20
Time: 11:00-11:50

In Science Explored, students learn through hands-on lab experiments, model making, microscopic exploring, instructor demonstrations and more!

The year will be divided into unit studies of physics, biology, astronomy, geology, and chemistry. With experiments, students will develop a hypothesis and work as a team in performing the experiment to find the result–“Was your hypothesis correct?” Students will document their learning experience by filling out age-appropriate lab reports which will be sent home each week.

A review sheet is also sent home weekly so parents are aware of what was covered. This class is intended to be an exciting no-pressure learning experience; therefore it has no homework and no required curriculum.

It is a great companion to the science curriculum of your choice.

*While the experiments and concepts are identical to the Science Explored 1-3 class, we go into a deeper understanding of the material in Science Explored 4-6.

 

Science Explored (Upper Elementary)

Instructor: Ginni Aban
Email:  frogmor@hotmail.com

Grades: 4th-6th (must be 9 by September 1st)
Monthly Cost: $35
Material Fee: $20
Time: 10:00-10:50

In Science Explored, students learn through hands-on lab experiments, model making, microscopic exploring, instructor demonstrations and more!

The year will be divided into unit studies of physics, biology, astronomy, geology, and chemistry. With experiments, students will develop a hypothesis and work as a team in performing the experiment to find the result–“Was your hypothesis correct?” Students will document their learning experience by filling out age-appropriate lab reports which will be sent home each week.

A review sheet is also sent home weekly so parents are aware of what was covered. This class is intended to be an exciting no-pressure learning experience; therefore it has no homework and no required curriculum.

It is a great companion to the science curriculum of your choice.

*While the experiments and concepts are identical to the Science Explored 1-3 class, we go into a deeper understanding of the material in Science Explored 4-6.

South Carolina History

Instructor: Tiffany Norwood
Email:  tnorwood11@hotmail.com

Grades: 3rd-6th
Monthly Cost: $36
Material Fee: $25
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Join me as we go on a journey through SC history from Native Americans to after World War II. We will be using a SC History weekly newspaper that will engage students as we learn. I will integrate some hands on activities along with some chapter books. As we learn about our state’s great history students will make a South Carolina’s Facts and History notebook that they will have to keep at the end of the year. 
Students must be able to write on their own. 
All text and newspapers we use are included in material fees.

Spanish for early elementary

Instructor: Adriana Fernandez Rüffer
Email address: 
afernandezruffer@hotmail.com
Grade: 1st-3rd
Monthly Cost: $33
Materials Fee: $20

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This class is for 1st-3rd graders who have are just starting out.  We will learn Spanish skills through hands on activities, stories, songs, bible verses and games.  Skills will include, numbers, alphabet, vocabulary, matching gender with nouns and verbs.  

States and presidents

Instructor: Tiffany Norwood
Email:  tnorwood11@hotmail.com

Grades: 1st-4th
Monthly Cost: $36
Material Fee: $20
Time:
 

Did you know we have 4 state capitals that were named after presidents? In this class we will journey through the United States and learn our states and capitals along with major rivers, lakes, and mountains.  In addition, each week we will learn about a new president. This class will be hands on and interactive as we learn more about the geography and history of our great country!  (Must be able to write- -open to 2nd grade if can write on own.)

World Geography for early elementary

Instructor: Willow Brixey
Email: 
willowstardesignco@gmail.com
Grades: 1st-3rd
Monthly cost: $38
Material cost: $30
Required text: none

World Geography is a fun way for students to explore how our world shapes us and how we shape it.  Students will be introduced to maps of all kinds, geography terms, time zones, languages, and much more.  This course will be broken into unit studies where lapbooks will be created for each unit.  No supplies or items need to be purchased for this course; all materials will be provided by the teacher.  The goal of this course is for students to enjoy and desire to learn about the world they live in.

World Geography for Upper elementary

Instructor: Willow Brixey
Email: 
willowstardesignco@gmail.com
Grades: 4th-6th
Monthly cost: $38
Material cost: $30
Required text: none

Geography is a Social Studies that combines Geology, Meteorology, Economics, Government, and much more.  During this course students will explore flavors, cultures, and languages from around the world.  There will be lots of fun hands-on work such as lapbooks and custom designed study tools.  No supplies or items need to be purchased for this course; all materials will be provided by the teacher.  The goal of this course is for students not to just memorize facts but rather have a better understanding of the world they live in.