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American History
code: his201

Grade Level: 4th-6th grade

 

Day/Time: Tuesday/12:30-2:00

 

Instructor: Gina Crowder

 

Contact Info: gcrowderclassroom@gmail.com

 

Cost: $450/year  plus a $25 supply fee

 

Books Needed:

America's Story, Volume 3:  by Angela O'Dell, From the Early 1900s to our Modern Times

Description:

An Unforgettable Journey Through American History! 

Students will learn about America’s history, discoveries, inventions, hardships, and triumphs through the incredible events and characters that shaped American history from the early 1900s to Modern Times. Just a few of the historical spots on our journey include the first flight, the Model T, WWI, WWII, and the Great Depression. We will engage in all kinds of activities to make history come alive! 

Grammar & Writing
code: la202

Grade Level: 4th-6th grade

 

Days/Times: Tuesday/10:40-12:00               

 

Instructor: Gina Crowder

 

Contact Info: gcrowderclassroom@gmail.com

 

Cost:  $450/student/year plus a $15 supply fee

     

Books Needed:

Writing Curriculum: Wonders of Science Writing Lessons by Institute for Excellence in Writing, 2023. 

*Grammar will cover parts of speech and mechanics. Book coming soon. 

Description:

This class will have a gentle introduction to grammar and mechanics. The writing component will introduce students to IEW’s structure and style in writing. Wonders of Science writing lessons features science-themed topics such as insects, inventions, and famous scientists in history, while students learn to write with Structure and Style.  Skills and concepts in both grammar and writing will be introduced in class and students will be given the opportunity to practice them at home through assignments given for each week. This class will culminate in an exciting writing project at the end of the year with a special night for them to showcase their work. This class will pair well with American History.

Hands on Science
Code: sci201

Grade Level: 2nd-4th

Day/Time: Thursday, 9:00-10:30

 

Instructor: Hayley Hamilton

Contact Info: hayleywhamilton@gmail.com, 910-338-8417

Cost: $450/year/student plus a one time $30 supply fee

 

Books Needed: 

Exploring Creation with Earth Science, Apologia (Textbook)

Exploring Creation with Earth Science, Notebooking Journal 

 

Description:

This year-long course provides an excellent overview of Earth Science from a Biblical Worldview. It features a beautifully written textbook and a Notebooking Journal that will be used at home each week. Topics include sun and solar system, habitats, spheres of the earth, mapping, rocks, soil, hydrosphere, atmosphere, climate and weather, weather forecasting, cycles of life and much more! We will do hands on experiments in class weekly. The Notebook Journal provides structure for weekly lessons at home.

This is going to be a very interactive and interesting class! 

historical and cultural dance and drama, Level 2
code: dan201

Grade Level:  4th-6th

Day/Time: Thursday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Leigh Williams

Contact Info: leighwilliams3@gmail.com

Cost: $130/semester plus a $10 per semester fee for students participating in the semester showcase.

*This course is designed to run the full year, 1st and 2nd Semester.

 

Description:

Developed for CHC in 2019, students begin this course by learning or reviewing Hebrew dances and their significance in the celebration of our Lord. Students then move on to cultural dance where they gain an understanding of how societies dance around the world, focusing on dance styles from each continent. Students explore the historical significance of each dance and discover how each style can be used in worship while maintaining an atmosphere of mutual respect and compassion for one another. No dance experience is required as these dances are celebratory and encourage everyone to participate regardless of their level of training. As the students progress, they explore drama and liturgical dance. By the end of the year, dance, drama, and worship through dance are explored with hopes that each student has grown in the Lord and as a unique artist who glorifies Him.
As an optional benchmark, students are invited to participate in a semester showcase in
December and May.


 

Historical and Cultural Dance, level 1
code: dan101

Grade Level:  K-3rd/4th

Day/Time: Tuesday/12:30-1:30

Instructor: Leigh Williams

Contact Info: leighwilliams3@gmail.com

Cost: $130/semester plus a $10 per semester fee for students participating in the semester showcase.

 *This course is designed to run the full year, 1st and 2nd Semester. 

Description:

Developed for CHC in 2018, Historical and Cultural Dance I is a class where students
explore dances from around the world, beginning with Hebrew and progressing across
each continent! Lessons are focused on the historical and geographical aspect of each
dance while appropriate songs and stories help children feel comfortable learning steps
and combinations. Children develop an understanding of the importance of using dance
to glorify God and show compassion and respect for one another. Drama and liturgical
dances are also explored as the students progress throughout the year. No experience
needed!
As an optional benchmark, students are invited to participate in a semester showcase in
December and May.

 

Introduction to Music
code: mus201

Grade Level: 3rd-5th

Day/Time: Tuesday/9:00-10:30

Instructor: Kristi Lee

 

Contact Info: kristileepiano@gmail.com

Cost: $225/student/semester plus a one time fee of $25 for class handouts

          *this class may be taken for one semester or year-long

 

Book: No book purchase necessary. Class handouts are included in the fee.

* In order to get the most out of this class, a keyboard for home practice is highly recommended!

Description:

This class provides a fun hands-on introduction to the fundamental aspects of music-making. Focus will be on rhythm (with lots of bucket-drumming activities), music reading and improvising (through keyboard playing), and listening skills (through a study of the orchestra). We will also learn to sing solfege and other fun songs. 

 

First semester is geared towards those who have had little or no music lesson experience. Students will learn basic rhythm skills and pattern playing, explore keyboard geography and learn a few pre-reading piano songs as well as basic music notation, signs, and symbols. Utilizing classics such as Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals, and Benjamin Britten’s Guide to the Orchestra, students will have fun learning how to distinguish different instruments and sounds. Students will also be introduced to solfege singing.

 

Second semester will build on the foundations of first semester and is geared towards those who have had some lesson experience or who have completed first semester. Students will continue developing both rhythm and listening skills through ensemble bucket-drumming. Piano playing and music reading skills will be developed through Level 1 pieces, fun improvisation patterns, pentascales, and chords, with an introduction to lead sheets. We will also practice 2-part singing.

Jump Into Learning! Level 1
code: la101

Grade Level:  K-1st/2nd

Day/Time: Tuesday/9:00-10:30

Instructor: Leigh Williams

Contact Info: leighwilliams3@gmail.com

Cost:  *$220/semester plus a $10 per semester fee for students participating in the semester showcase.

*This course is designed to run the full year, 1st and 2nd Semester.

 

Description:

Leigh developed Jump Into Learning I in 2017 with hopes that young children would find a place to explore learning concepts, Biblical foundations, and cultivate new friendships in a safe setting. She has been overjoyed to see the program grow over the years and has learned as much as the children! In this course, children learn reading and
writing concepts through Bible lessons, history, social studies, and science combined
with art, music, and dance! The children begin with letter “A” and progress through the
alphabet as a guide. Think “A is for Abraham” and “A is for Astronauts and Space!” / “B is for Beatitudes and B is for Butterfly life cycle”, etc. All lessons have a strong emphasis on reading and writing skills at each child’s individual progression, while engaging students in thinking about the Lord and His amazing design of our world. For children repeating Jump In I, new material is introduced with concepts that will gently encourage growth at each child’s individual readiness. In addition to class time, supplemental learning projects and assignments are given for students to progress at their own pace during the week. As an optional benchmark, students are invited to participate in a semester showcase in December and May.

 

Jump Into Learning! Level 2
code: la102

Grade Level:  2nd-3rd/4th

Day/Time: Tuesday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Leigh Williams

Contact Info: leighwilliams3@gmail.com

Cost: $220/semester plus a $10 per semester fee for students participating in the semester showcase.

*This course is designed to run the full year, 1st and 2nd Semester.

Description:

After teaching Jump Into Learning I for 2 years, Leigh decided to grow with her students and developed Jump Into Learning II in 2019. Students in the 2nd through 4th grade years should never be rushed in the learning process. Rather, they should be encouraged to discover, explore, and reach milestones in their education with joy and at their own pace. Transitions should always be handled delicately, so Jump Into Learning II is a blend of continuing with fundamental reading and writing skills, while exploring history, science, social studies, art, and music. Leigh enjoys using the Five in a Row curriculum as a base for Jump In II. Five in a Row is an easy-to-follow, highly effective instructional guide for teaching a variety of concepts using outstanding children’s literature as the basis for unit studies. Leigh has used this curriculum with her own children and loves the emphasis on fostering a lifelong love of literature. She also is deeply committed to helping her students see Biblical concepts in each unit study. So far, Jump In II students have progressed through 4 Volumes of Five in a Row! Students repeating Jump In II read new books and explore new units, so repeating is always encouraged. In addition to class work, supplemental learning projects and assignments are given for students to progress at their own pace during the week.
As an optional benchmark, students are invited to participate in a semester showcase in
December and May.
 

KidSign 2
code: fl201

Grade Level: 4th-6th

                       *KidSign 1 is a prerequisite for this class

Day/Time: Thursday/9:00-10:30

Instructor: Kierstin Childs and Jill Palumbo

Contact Info: Kierstin Childs, kierstinjohn1427@gmail.com

Cost: $200/student/semester

Description:

Sign language is both visual and kinesthetic, and research shows that when this language is combined with the spoken word, it enriches the spelling, vocabulary, and reading skills of children. In keeping with our Gospel mission, KidSign students will be introduced to sign language through scripture memory. The children will learn multiple Bible verses in English and sign language. While memorizing scripture, the children will also learn the ASL alphabet, how to spell their names, ASL numbers and counting, signs for the most common English words; and at the same time, build fine motor skills. Class time will include a short Bible story, a scripture verse, signing, singing, and craft time. Parents will be encouraged to reinforce the weekly memory verse by reciting it together with their children at home each day.

 

literature
code: LA201

Grade Level:  4th-6th grade (approximately)

Day/Time: Thursday/9:00-10:30

Instructor: Leigh Williams

Contact Info: leighwilliams3@gmail.com

Cost: $220/semester plus a $10 per semester fee for students participating in the semester showcase.

*This course is designed to run the full year, 1st and 2nd Semester.

          

Description:

Leigh developed Elementary Literature for CHC to give hesitant readers a place to
grow and thrive. At its conception in 2022, Leigh began with Drawn Into the Heart
of Reading as a base, where students are encouraged to become better readers
through instruction and activities which help them successfully comprehend and
analyze each literary work. The goals of the Drawn Into the Heart of Reading
program include making connections within text and creating purpose for reading,
developing higher-order thinking skills, analyzing key elements that make a story
work, literature discussions, vocabulary, character studies, and an appreciation for
an array of literary styles. Leigh also pulls from The Good and the Beautiful and
Not Consumed curriculums when developing lessons. While reading is the focus,
students are encouraged to bring characters to life through drama, art, and social
studies projects.

Book examples: Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder,

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brin

The Railway Children by E. Nesbit, A Little
Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

**Repeating students always explore
new books each year.
**Students may utilize tools such as abridged versions of texts or audio books if
needed.
“It is my goal to instill an absolute love for reading exceptional literary works of
art at each student’s individual pace.” -Leigh
As an optional benchmark, students are invited to participate in a semester showcase in
December and May.
 

Math

CODE: MA201

Grade Level:  4th-5th  (also struggling 6th graders)

Day/Time: Tuesday/9:00-10:30

Instructor:  Hayley Hamilton 

Contact Info:  hayleywhamilton@gmail.com

                         910-338-8417

 

Cost:  $460/year

Materials Needed

1. Fraction manipulatives set (Amazon, 166 pcs magnetic fraction tiles and fraction circles. (Large zip-lock bag to hold them, labeled with child’s name)

2. Optional but very helpful: Base Ten Blocks Set-121pcs

Course Description:  

  This hands-on math class is designed to reinforce skills that you are teaching at home with your own choice of math curriculum. It will be very interactive and tons of fun! We will use manipulatives so students can visually see how upper elementary math concepts work.  We will work on place value, comparing and ordering numbers, computation, measurement, time, money, patterns, probability, word problems, graphs, estimation, basic geometry, fractions, decimals, and percentages. An important classroom goal is to have all students completely fluent in their multiplication and division facts since it is a necessary building block for middle and high school math. We will go over major topics each week, play games, and participate in real life math activities and discussions. 

Discover how exciting and enjoyable math can be!

Science
code: sci202

Grade Level: 5th/6th

Day/Time: Thursday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Hayley Hamilton

Contact Info: hayleywhamilton@gmail.com, 910-338-8417 

Cost: $450/student/year plus a one time $30 supply fee

 

Books Needed:

Exploring Creation with Earth Science, Apologia (textbook)

Exploring Creation with Earth Science, Notebooking Journal (not the Junior version)                          

Description: This year-long course provides an excellent overview of Earth Science from a Biblical Worldview. It features a beautifully written textbook and a Notebooking Journal that will be used at home each week. Topics include sun and solar system, habitats, spheres of the earth, mapping, rocks, soil, hydrosphere, atmosphere, climate and weather, weather forecasting, cycles of life and much more! We will do hands on experiments in class weekly. The Notebook Journal  provides structure for weekly lessons at home. This is going to be a very interactive and interesting class! 

Studio Art: Explorations,Level 1
code: art101

Grade Level: 1st-3th (approximately)

Day/Time: Monday/10:40-12:00

Instructor: Christine Cheesman

Contact Info: mrscheesman@hotmail.com

Cost: $400/student/year + $50 art supply/materials fee

Description:

This super fun, hands on class will be a time of enjoying our God given gift of creativity. We will explore many art mediums such as acrylic paint, watercolor, oil pastel, chalk pastel, pen and ink, graphite, and mixed media. While technique and the principles of art will be taught, the class goal will be to foster a love of creativity. With so many students (and adults) fearful to create or express themselves, this class will be a safe and faith-based space to encourage confidence, perseverance, freedom of expression, and imagination.

 

Studio Art: Explorations, Level 2
code: art201

Grade Level:  4th-6th (approximately)

Day/Time: Monday, 9:00-10:30

Instructor: Christine Cheesman

Contact Info: mrscheesman@hotmail.com

Cost: $400/student/year + a  $50 art supply/materials fee

       

Description:

This super fun, hands on class will be a time of enjoying our God given gift of creativity. We will explore many art mediums such as acrylic paint, watercolor, oil pastel, chalk pastel, pen and ink, graphite, and mixed media. While technique and the principles of art will be taught, the class goal will be to foster a love of creativity. With so many students (and adults) fearful to create or express themselves, this class will be a safe and faith based space to encourage confidence, perseverance, freedom of expression, and imagination.

Teaching Character through Literature
Code: LA103

Grade Level: 2nd/3rd

Day/Time: Monday/9:00-10:30

Instructor: Shelley King

Contact Info: shelleyb.king@gmail.com

 

Cost: $400/student

Books Needed: Here is a sampling of some of the books we will study in class:

(not required purchases for you at home)

Thank you, Mr. Falker

The Seven Silly Eaters

Brave Irene

Time of Wonder

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

When God Made You

Henry’s Freedom Box

After the Fall

The Last Stop on Market Street

Martin’s Big Words

Because of Winn Dixie

Description: 

This course will expose children to wonderful literature while also using that literature to learn about character. We will study numerous character traits throughout the year. The first semester will be spent with picture books in class as we assess the characters in the books and what we can learn from them. The second semester will be spent on two novels, fables, and a biography that will require very little reading at home. We know that reading is an essential part of our children’s education, but even more important is what we are reading to them and how it shapes their imaginations and morals. Included with this class is a list of wonderful books and prompts to help aid this conversation at home as well.

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