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Redbuds 2 
(2nd Grade)

Core Classes

  • Elementary core classes are 2-day classes. Students will attend both Mondays & Wednesdays. Attendance on both days is required.

  • This class is 8:30 to 12:30 on Monday & Wednesday.

  • For all curriculum and books provided by Aspire for 2nd Grade, there will be a book rental fee of $60 per school year

  • $40 Supply Fee for the school year

  • Each class has a supply list, but you will also need these supplies:

    • 1 box of Sharpened Pencils

    • 4 glue sticks

    • 1 box of Crayons

    • 1 box of Washable Markers

    • 1 pair of Kids Scissors

    • 1 Pink Eraser

    • 12-inch Ruler

    • 1 package of wide-ruled Notebook Paper

    • 1 Plastic Folder with Pockets and Prongs

Language, Phonics

& Writing

Abeka Phonics & Language 2

Teach your student the wonderful gift of the English language! This book gives your student an excellent foundation in sentence structure, language development, and grammar. It uses the special phonics sounds that will help expand his vocabulary, enhance his word analysis skills, and increase his reading speed.

2nd-grade handwriting reinforces precursive models for the entire alphabet.  Proper handwriting is practiced using Scripture, poetry, recipes, and thank-you notes.

Supplies:​

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

Math

 

Abeka Arithmetic 2

Have your child begin applying mathematical concepts to everyday situations even in the second grade. Foundational concepts such as addition with carrying and subtraction with borrowing are greatly emphasized and reviewed in Grade 2. Counting money, telling time, reading graphs, and Roman numerals are just some more concepts that your child will learn and build upon throughout his arithmetic journey.

Supplies:​

 

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

Reading & Spelling

 

Abeka 2nd Grade Readers & Reading Comprehension 2

Reading: Your child will read passages and answer questions that are on a 2nd grade level and based on phonics skills. They will also be exposed to both fiction and non-fiction in their reading. A variety of different reading skills will be address as your child works their way through the reading comprehension workbook.

Spelling: Guide your students to be super spellers! With 33 phonics-based word lists, your students will build their vocabulary with hundreds of words that they know how to spell correctly. Starting in the second semester, your students will boost their language skills even more with vocabulary words complete with definitions. Continue furthering their language abilities by encouraging poetry memorization with eight fully illustrated poems.

Supplies:​

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

Science / History

First Semester is Science

Abeka Enjoying God’s World

Satisfy your child’s curiosity about the world around him with this science text. In light of God’s design of creation, your child will study the human body, plants, animals, matter, energy, and space. Boost reading comprehension while developing thinking skills as your child researches the “how” and “why” questions behind the basic science concepts of his surroundings.​

Second Semester is History

Abeka Our America

Instill patriotism into your second grader with lessons about the people who made America great. Teach your child the historical accounts of the Pilgrims, Native Americans, early colonists, pioneers, cowboys, and immigrants. Give him a better understanding of American holidays, patriotic songs, and flag etiquette. Your child will learn where all 50 of the states are on a map.

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

To download the PDF Schedule
of CORE & ELECTIVE CLASSES please click this link: 

Elective Classes

  • Elementary elective classes are 1-day classes. Students will either Mondays or Wednesdays depending on class enrolled in. Each elementary elective class is $240 per school year unless otherwise noted.

  • Each class has a description, supply list and/or supply fee listed. 

5th Hour Elective Classes

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

Ready for some Science Fun?!? We will be doing lots of fun science experiments with the Answers in Genesis curriculum.

AIG Science Lab

Teacher: Katie Acuna

Supplies Needed:

- Scissors, 1 glue stick, 1 bottle of white glue, 1 box of markers, 1 box of crayons, and 1 ruler

School Year Supply Fee: $50

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

This Fun Latin class, geared for 1st -3rd graders, introduces the Latin language in a fun, energetic way, with the developmental level and fun-loving nature of young students in mind. Lessons will consist of songs, meaningful vocabulary, illustrations, handwriting practice, stories, games, and engaging activities. All work will be completed in class, but as with all subjects, the more practice children have the more they will learn. Practicing the songs and vocabulary at home is optional, but highly encouraged.

Teacher: Julie Cox

Supplies Needed:

- Song School Latin Student Book 1 with CD  LINK

School Year Supply Fee: $0

Fun Latin

6th Hour Elective Classes

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

Travel the globe while you explore the amazing world of scaly, slithering, and swimming creatures as a family! There will be exciting activities (including a gel frog dissection!) to immerse students in the lives, characteristics, and ecosystems of these unusual animals.

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

School Year Supply Fee: $40

Reptiles, Amphibians & Fish, Oh My!

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

Playful Pioneers is an explorative literature and projects based class, built around The Little House on the Prairie series. Throughout this class, we will cover: Bible, reading, discussion, narration, science, history, map work, art, poetry, and practical life skills, which will all flow from chapters that we read in these beloved books. Each week will involve making either a coordinating craft or a selection from The Playful Pioneers cookbook. Lots of fun will be had, while we focus on hands-on learning.

Teacher: Samantha Floyd

Supplies Needed:

- Provided - We will be making all sorts of interesting foods and projects, for which all will be purchased with the associated fee. I’ll also provide a folder for each child to keep all of their papers/projects in until the end of the semester and a classroom supply of crayons, colored pencils, watercolors, etc. All supplies will be provided, using supply fee.

School Year Supply Fee: $60

Playful Pioneers

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

STEM is designed to educate students in the four discipline areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. At times, art will also be added, making it STEAM. Each of the disciplines are integrated through project based learning of real world applications requiring problem solving. The following are skills that are developed through STEM: problem solving, creativity, inquiry skills, math and science skills, engineering-design thinking, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

School Year Supply Fee: $20

STEM Class

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

In the Culinary Arts portion of this class, we will learn basic terminology, measurements, kitchen safety, and skills that are useful for preparing food. We will be making a variety of foods that require minimal use of the microwave, stove, and oven such as healthy snacks/appetizers, easy breakfasts & lunches, side dishes & some sweet treats. In the Home Economics portion of this class, we will learn a little bit of everything - chores around the house, general etiquette, manners for specific situations, and self-care. We will learn how to do each of these things and why they are important. To help keep interest levels high, we will alternate between Culinary and Home Ec lessons. Lessons will include fun activities, games, crafts, and scriptural lessons/verses when applicable. There will be an occasional activity or challenge sent home with the students for them to do with you or an older brother or sister. These will be optional, but I highly suggest completing them if for no other reason than to just spend time with your kiddos and let them show you what they’ve learned. I have one goal in this class… to teach your kiddos important life skills in a fun manner!

Teacher: Calista Firor-Reeder

Supplies Needed:

- Apron if needed for preparing food and Ponytail holders to tie back long hair before class.

- Other Supplies Provided

School Year Supply Fee: $60

Culinary & Home Ec

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

We will learn basic art principles of color, proportion, balance, pattern, contrast, and movement through fun projects in many different media throughout the year. Your student will learn how to paint with acrylic and watercolor as well as gain knowledge in weaving and sculpting. Projects change every year, so your returning student can learn these same principles in fresh, creative ways each year. Basic skills such as cutting and using a ruler will be mastered by the end of the year. We will also learn a little art history by studying artists and cultures through a couple different project each year. Your student will love this class whether they are naturally talented or struggle with being “creative.” The skills they learn will help their dexterity for writing and improve their understanding for math.

Teacher: Allison Leach

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

School Year Supply Fee: $30

Beginner Art Composition

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This class is designed to address 4 important factors in developing proper handwriting. Pencil Grip, Letter Formation, Legibility and Spacing. Students in this class should know their letters but may have trouble forming them. We will use the Handwriting Without Tears approach as our guide while teaching formation.

Teacher: Melissa Davis

Supplies Needed:

Provided

School Year Supply Fee: $20

Handwriting

Teacher: Katie Acuna

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

 

School Year Supply Fee: $10

Math Games

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This is a beginner ukulele class for 5th and younger. We will learn basic chords and rhythm patterns. We then move on to playing songs and have fun learning about musical concepts that apply to all musical instruments. Most of the school year will be dedicated to playing sing-along songs and having fun enjoying the music they are making. This class was created to possibly making an easy transition to the guitar class.

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- Ukulele & Bag/Case

- a clip-on tuner

School Year Supply Fee: $50

Beginner Ukulele

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

Bjj (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu)takes pleasure in being regarded as the “gentle art,” enabling a smaller and weaker person to defend himself against a larger opponent by using leverage and submissions (chokes and locks).

The form of training that is offered will be unique in that all of the skills are entirely defensive and do not include any strikes. Students will learn to protect themselves if they are assaulted, as well as how to defuse the danger and regain control. They will develop problem solving skills and prepare to face many problems and obstacles in everyday life, such as dealing with a bully. As a result, it will instill in your child the character traits that will lead to success in many aspects of life.
Jiu Jitsu employs concepts such as reaction, leverage, and base. Students learn to utilize an opponent’s strength to their advantage rather than struggling against it.
It promotes a greater sense of body awareness and coordination, which leads to increased confidence and inner discipline. Kids not only learn self defense effectively, but they also improve their kinesthetic abilities, allowing them to thrive in any other sport in which they participate.
The bulk of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class time is spent working with partners and practicing moves. This constant close contact enables practitioners to instill the natural phenomenon of body action and reaction to leverage and balance in an interactive manner, rather than individual repetitive moves in theoretical situations. Kids learn to read and anticipate their opponents’ moves, and then respond accordingly. They are continuously exposed to the dynamic, and it gets hard wired into their body’s memory.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu, on the other hand, offers an added benefit: mental toughness. Bjj is a physical chess game in which you are always planning your next move in response to your opponent. Physical contact with other people, a sense of belongingness, goal setting and accomplishment, and confidence gained from learning and performing new skills all contribute to the development of mental toughness.

Teacher: Kayla DeMoss

Supplies Needed:

- Comfortable Clothing

School Year Supply Fee: $0

JuiJitsu

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

This is a beginner ukulele class for 5th and younger. We will learn basic chords and rhythm patterns. We then move on to playing songs and have fun learning about musical concepts that apply to all musical instruments. Most of the school year will be dedicated to playing sing-along songs and having fun enjoying the music they are making. This class was created to possibly making an easy transition to the guitar class.

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- Ukulele & Bag/Case

- a clip-on tuner

School Year Supply Fee: $50

Beginner Ukulele

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

We will work on basics of correct posture, finger techniques, sound production, bowings, vibrato, shifting to higher positions, note reading, playing in a group and everything else needed for playing the violin.

Teacher: Elana Gavrilov

Supplies Needed:

- Violin and bow

- 1/2 inch ring binder

- clear pockets for storing the music

School Year Supply Fee: $20

Beginner Violin

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

Ready for some Science Fun?!? We will be doing lots of fun science experiments with the Answers in Genesis curriculum.

Teacher: Katie Acuna

Supplies Needed:

- Scissors, 1 glue stick, 1 bottle of white glue, 1 box of markers, 1 box of crayons, and 1 ruler

School Year Supply Fee: $50

AIG Science Lab

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This fun dance class will learn the basics of multiple styles of dance. We will learn stretching, dance fundamentals and some fun choreography in a few routines.

Teacher: Molly Boatright

Supplies Needed:

- Comfortable Clothing

- Specific Dance Shoes will be communicated by teacher

- costume for potential showcase will be discussed in second semester

School Year Supply Fee: $0

Dance

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This class provides students with the opportunity to learn a variety of games, sports, and sport related movements as well as health and fitness education. Focus is on sportsmanship during fitness and sport activities. Get ready for fun and exercise!

Teacher: Chantel Wolfe

Supplies Needed:

- Comfortable Clothing & Shoes

School Year Supply Fee: $0

P.E.

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

Simple class full of fun arts & crafts!

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

School Year Supply Fee: $40

Arts & Crafts

Teacher: Andrew Storie

Supplies Needed:

- Comfortable Clothing

School Year Supply Fee: $0

Tai Chi Gung (Health & Wellness)

Teacher: Katie Acuna

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

 

School Year Supply Fee: $10

Math Games

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

This class is for students who have completed the ukulele class in the previous school year. Building on the basic skills we learned in ukulele, we will learn chords and chord progressions that lead to playing full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song).

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- 3/4 size acoustic guitar and bag (case)
- clip on tuner
- Capo

School Year Supply Fee: $50

Beginner Guitar

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

This class is for students who have completed the ukulele class in the previous school year. Building on the basic skills we learned in ukulele, we will learn chords and chord progressions that lead to playing full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song).

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Supplies Needed:

- 3/4 size acoustic guitar and bag (case)
- clip on tuner
- Capo

School Year Supply Fee: $50

Beginner Guitar

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