All About Knitting - Fun with Yarn

Instructor: Bethany Mounts
Email: themounts5@yahoo.com
Grades 3rd-8th
Monthly Fee:$33
Materials Fee:$36

Time: 1:10-2:00

We start this fun beginner’s course with slippery slip knots, finger knitting, and designing our own knitting spools!  As we gain confidence in working with yarn, we’ll craft our own knitting needles and learn basic knitting skills  Supplies include all materials for these first semester projects plus a knitting “knotebook,” a tote bag, and yarn to make a headband, swatches, a bean bag, and a small bag/purse.  The second semester includes learning new stitches, dyeing yarn with Kool-Aid and felting.  Please note that each student will choose a spring project based on their interests and ability and will be responsible for purchasing the necessary materials.  Students should plan on spending time between classes practicing knitting and working on their projects.  Come have fun with yarn this year!

 

American Girl History through Literature

Instructor: Fairlight Kloxin
Email address: Fairlightk84@gmail.com
Grade: 3rd-6th No students under 8

Monthly cost: $36
Materials Fee: $45
Time: 11:00-11:50
Required Text:

Kit Kittredge (books 1-6: Meet Kit, Kit Learns a Lesson, Kit's Surprise, Happy Birthday, Kit !, Kit Saves the Day, Changes For Kit)

Molly McIntire (books 1-6: Meet Molly, Molly Learns a Lesson, Molly's Surprise, Happy Birthday, Molly!, Molly Saves the Day, Changes For Molly)

Julie Albright (books 1-6: Meet Julie, Julie Learns a Lesson, Julie's Surprise, Happy Birthday, Julie!, Julie Saves the Day, Changes For Julie)

Come join us as we take a walk through history as seen through the eyes of young girls in the American Girls literature series. We will discover more about the time periods that are written, make a lapbook for each book series that we study, have hands on crafts and games, and celebrate the finish of each book series with a tea party.  We will give parents notice in advance. The students will need to have a copy of each of the books listed for participation in class!

The student must have access to these books outside of class either by purchasing them or borrowing from the library as reading at home is required. It is the parents responsibility to have each book set as it is being covered. We will be covering a total of 18 books during this school year.

Please note that these are not the “BeForever” line of books that’s now being sold on the American Girl website. You can find the original book series on Amazon.com, Half.com, or at any of the great local used book stores. They can also found at the local library and Audible.com has them for available for download to listen to.

 

American Sign Language

Instructor: Sharin Jacobs
Email: music2asl@gmail.com
Grades: 3rd-6th
Monthly Cost: $35
Materials Fee: $10
Time: 12:10-1:00

Did you know that American Sign Language (ASL) is the 3rd most popular language in the U.S.?  ASL is a non-verbal form of communication used by the Deaf population and hearing population, as well.  This course will provide students with a basic knowledge and understanding of ASL. 

Learning sign language involves hand movements, facial expressions, and body positioning.  Classes will cover finger-spelling, vocabulary, facial expressions, grammar, dialogues, and songs.  Sign language is fun, educational, and useful. 

Some work outside of class time will be expected.

 

Art with Mixed Media

Instructor: Fairlight Kloxin
Email address: Fairlightk84@gmail.com
Grades: 4th-7th
Monthly cost: $38
Materials Fee: $70
Time: 1:10-2:00

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.

 

AUTOCAD-REVIT (UPPER MIDDLE-HIGH)

Instructor: Ericka Lamb
Email: edlathomesc@yahoo.com

Grades:7th and up
Monthly Fee: $33
Materials Fee: $0
Time: 1:10-2:00
Required Materials: Laptop, Folder, Paper, Pens

The course introduces the skills required to produce construction documentation and 3D presentations of a typical Interior Architecture project using Autodesk Revit software. Students will learn how to efficiently create project documentation for various trade packages, including floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, interior & exterior elevations, sections, detail drawings, scheduling & specification, to drawing standards. Students will also learn how to use Revit as a tool for creating quality presentations to communicate their design intent. The course enables students to acquire Revit skills to enhance employment opportunities.

 

Computer Science Fundamentals Express

Instructor: David Pechacek
Email: fitcamaro@gmail.com
Grades: 6th-9th
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee:$10

Time: 1:10-2:00
Required Materials: a notebook, and a laptop, pencil or pen, and a free account on code.org

In Computer Science Fundamentals Express, students learn to create computer programs that will help them learn to collaborate with others, develop problem-solving skills, and persist through difficult tasks. They will study programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and develop interactive games or stories they can share.  The course teaches the foundational concepts of programming using drag and drop blocks rather than a programming language such as JavaScript or Python. Blocks are an easier way to get started and many top Universities today begin their classes with block based programming.

 

Creative Writing & Grammar

(provided by The Writers' Block of Charleston)
Instructor: Tawanah Reeves
Email Address: twbmentors@gmail.com
Grade: 6th-8th
Monthly Cost: $36
Materials Fee: $15
Time: 11-11:50

Creative Writing is where the art form of self-expression meets the functionality of the written word. It's learning to not only communicate with the world around you but to also better communicate with yourself. We'll discuss the basic elements of fiction writing, read a wide variety of poetry, and even explore the groundbreaking genre of creative nonfiction. Students will have the opportunity to create their own work and explore their own identities. They should leave the course with a better sense and stronger pursuit of their own creative interests and abilities.

**Students are expected to come to every class prepared with pencils and pens & a 3-subject notebook strictly for Creative Writing. Laptops optional, but encouraged.**

 

English 1

(provided by The Writers' Block of Charleston)
Instructor: Tawanah Reeves

Email Address: twbmentors@gmail.com
Grade: 7th+
Monthly Cost: $40
Materials Fee: $20
Time: 1:10-2:00

Literacy is the foundation of success in any field. In English 1, students will discover a better understanding of the writing process, how to read carefully, identify effective prose, apply proper citations, argue and support a stance, as well as engage with the ideas of others. They will also learn how to summarize, analyze, evaluate, and question texts. We'll discuss elements of fiction, a wide variety of poetry, and do a special unit on nonfiction, particularly focusing on American Literature. Students will leave this course well prepared for the next level of literary discovery.

**Students struggling in writing, reading comprehension, or grammar should first take the Creative Writing & Grammar course.**

**Students are expected to come to every class prepared with pencils and pens & a 3-subject notebook strictly for English 1. Laptops optional, but encouraged.**

 

History of Architecture

Instructor: Ericka Lamb
Email: edlathomesc@yahoo.com
Grades: 7th and up
Monthly Cost: $28
Materials Fee: $5
Time:12:10-1:00

Required materials: large 3 ring binder, sketch pads, pencils

This course is the study of the origins, influences and aesthetics that underlie the various styles of architecture from prehistoric times to present. Students will learn about different architects, their styles and influences on architectural styles throughout history. 

 

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.**

 

Intro to Spanish

Instructor: Adriana Fernandez Ruffer
Email Address:
 afernandezruffer@hotmail.com
Grades: 8th and up
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $25
Time: 10:00-10:50
Required Text: TBA

This class is designed for the beginning student with no previous experience in Spanish.Basic level course with an approach for learning the Spanish language. We help students to develop Spanish comprehension, reading, writing and oral expression. Oral exercises, variety reading materials to improve their vocabulary. We describe our family, pictures, landscapes and tell stories that help to learn the Spanish language.

 

Lifetime Wellness (Upper Middle-High)

Instructor: Courtney Schley
Email Address: cwschley@gmail.com
Grades: 7th-12th

Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $20
Time: 1:10-2:00

This course will study the concepts of lifetime physical fitness and health. Topics include positive effects of exercise on the body, nutrition and proper diet, body mechanics and composition, stress management, and other health-related topics.

 

Music Theory

(provided by The Ligon Music Group)
Instructor: Robert Ligon
Email Address: ligonmusicgroup@gmail.com
Grade: 6th-8th grade
Monthly Cost: $38
Materials Fee: $25
Time: 11-11:50

 

Building on music fundamentals, this class is perfect for both the new and experienced music student. Music Theory will cover such topics as reading and writing music, working in different key signatures, as well as many other unique skills. Students will also develop the ability to identify intervals, chords, and scales both visually and orally. For the aspiring musician in your family, Music Theory will soon be a favorite topic of discussion at home!

**Students will need a 3-ring binder, lined composition paper, and pencils (NO PENS)! Staff paper will be provided.**


 

PE for Upper Elementary and lower Middle

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.

 

 

PE for Upper Middle and High School

Instructor: Courtney Schley
Email Address: cwschley@gmail.com
Grades: 7th-12th
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $10
Time: 12:10-1:00

This course will focus on movement concepts and skills, basic exercise physiology, and tracking health related fitness data while also allowing students to gain personal developments in exercise. Students will participate in individual and team games to reinforce these skills while in a fun environment.


 

Physical Science

Instructor: Hollie XU
Email Address: hollie.xu2016@gmail.com

Grades: 7th - 8th
Monthly Cost: $35
Materials Fee: $25
Time: 9:00-9:50
Required Text: Apologia Physical Science Second Edition

Physical science is the study of the key aspects and theories that explain the behavior of creation. In this course, students will learn the basic principles of earth science, physics, chemistry and astronomy. In addition to learning through the text, module specific labs will bring new concepts to life and help student understand the material in a whole new way.

 

Psychology (Upper Middle-High)

Instructor: Hollie XU
Email Address: hollie.xu2016@gmail.com
Grades: 8th – 10th grade

Monthly Cost: $35
Materials Fee: $15
Time: 1:10-2:00
Required Text:
Introduction to Psychology from a Christian Perspective

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior. In this course, students will explore the history of psychology and dive deeper into an understanding of human behavior. Topics covered in this course include: the brain, perception, learning, personality, sleep and abnormal psychology. Weekly labs will provide a unique opportunity for students to experience the concepts taught in psychology first hand.

 

Science Explored (Lower MIddle)

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.

 

U.S. History (Upper Middle-High)

Instructor: Hazel Douthit
Email: 
hdouthit@athomeinthelowcountry.com
Grades: 7th-12th
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $20
Time: 11:00-11:50

The focus of this course is the study of the historical development of American ideas and institutions from the Age of Exploration to the present. Students will learn fundamental concepts in civics, economics, and geography. They will obtain a basic knowledge of American culture through a chronological survey of major issues, movements, people, and events in United States.

Testing and research will be required.
Students will need a 3 Ring binder to bring to class each week.

 

World Geography (Upper Middle-High)

Instructor: Hazel Douthit
Email: 
hdouthit@athomeinthelowcountry.com
Grades: 7th-12th
Monthly Fee: $30
Materials Fee: $20
Time: 10:00-10:50

The World Geography course familiarizes students with the world using the five geographic themes and essential elements. Students should develop skills and knowledge about location, place, human/environmental interaction, movement, and regions.

Students will need a 3 ring binder to bring to class weekly.
Testing and research will be required.