SPARK Classes- Mondays- High School Courses
10:00- 11:30 A Cup O’ Tea- British Literature Course
(High School) ($10.00 Notebook fee)
Grab a cup of tea and join us for insightful look at well-known British Literature.You will be participating in book club discussions about the books , the poems, and the plays you read . The idea is to enjoy reading and enjoy discussing good literature. You will also complete several writing assignments based on your studies. The majority of the books can be checked out at the library, downloaded online for free (I just loaded up my iPad), or bought at any bookstore. Here’s a partial list:
Beowulf , Canterbury Tales , Pilgrim’s Progress , Paradise Lost, Robinson Crusoe , Pride and Prejudice , Tale of Two Cities , A Christmas Carol , Alice in Wonderland , Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde , The Hound of the Baskervilles , Perelandra , The Time Machine, and Murder on the Orient Express Teacher: Barbara Hartwell
12:00- 1:30 Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 Combined Class (Book provided)
Help has arrived! Erin Gorenson is an amazing Math teacher, who knows how to teach all learning styles Algebra 1, 2, and other math.
She came from the public school system, teaching most of the IEP students. She is able to make math fun and understandable.
Your students will love her.
12:00- 1:30 Web Design with Graphical Element
This class will be focusing on HTML, CSS, PHP, and WordPress development. More specially this year we will focus on making a site that has a mobile version that’ll work on a iPhone/android. Teacher: Nathan Hartwell www.graphicalelement.com
1:30- 3:00 Chemistry (Book required- Apologia Biology $45.50 plus shipping- Rainbow Resource online)
In order to be able to understand this text, the student needs to have completed algebra I. This course is designed to be a first-year high school chemistry course and gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium. And yes, expect labs in class.
Teacher: Erin Gorenson
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Spark Classes- Tuesday Middle School
9:00- 10:30 Literature Beyond the Lamppost- Narnia, Shakespeare, and other Adventures
(5th-9th) ($20.00 Student Workbook per year)
Now’s the time to find joy in the act of reading. We will go Beyond the Lamppost to the Land of Narnia (Chronicles of Narnia series) and learn to let our imaginations soar. This course uses Learning Language Arts through Literature, an integrated language approach using excellent literature as it’s base. By working with pieces of literature, students focus on grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, spelling, penmenship, and thinking skills. Other literature in the course includes: Black Beauty, The Borrowers, Star of Light, Adam and His Kin, The Story of the Treasure Seekers, and Much Ado About Nothing, as well as a unit on Poetry.
10:30- 12:00 Zoology Lond Animals (fall) /Flying Animals (spring)
(4th-9th) ($20.00 Journal with mini-books per semester) (Additional work for Middle and High School Credit)
We will safari across the globe as we learn about wild animals, livestock, and animals that move along the ground. Each week will include Fascinating Facts, Notebooking, Activities, Projects, and Experiments. By the end of the semester, your children may know more than you do about the earth’s Amazing Animals. We will be using the book Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the 6th Day. Each student will receive and work in their own Notebooking Journal.
12:30- 2:00 Hand’s on History- Ancient History and World Cultures
( 5th- 9th) - ($10.00 Notebook fee) (Additional work for Middle and High School credit)
Let’s dig in and find out about Ancient Civilzations with Exciting Stories and Engaging Activities. Our studies include: The Earliest People, the Egyptians, the Sumerians, the Assyrians, the Chinese, the Africans, the Phoenicians, the Babylonians, the Greeks, the Indians, and the Romans. As students work their way through History, they will compile their own Timeline, Map, and Journal to remind them of what they’ve learned. This course will combine The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child curriculum with many other wonderful resources.