Maples 2 (4th Grade)

Core Classes

  • Elementary core classes are 2-day classes. Students will attend both Mondays & Wednesdays for each core class hour taken. A one day option is available, but parents will be expected to present the new information and material on the second day to ensure the student stays on track with the class schedule.

  • Each class has a supply list. On the items you purchase, you only need ONE set for all classes, not 4 sets if you take all 4 core classes. 

Language & Writing

ABEKA Language A - Further your child’s understanding of the parts of speech with Language A.  This work-text gives your child exercises to practice capitalization, punctuation, correcting run-ons and fragments, recognizing all 8 parts of speech, and more. Broaden your child’s writing ability by practicing the writing process and using a checklist for completing reports. Continue establishing your child’s foundation of proper grammar and exceptional writing with the tools and tips in Language A.

BJU Handwriting 4 - Helps students refine handwriting skills while writing journals, paragraphs, outlines, and hymns. Student lessons center on the Sights of America theme with facts about states. 

Supplies:

  • Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty):s a box with sharpened pencils, one glue stick, a box of crayons, a pair of kid scissors, and notebook paper. Please also have one plastic folder with pocket and prongs, per enrolled class. 

  • $5 Supply Fee per Semester for misc art supplies and copies

  • Abeka Workbook - Purchase Link

  • BJU Handwriting Workbook - Purchase Link

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

8:30am   - 9:15am

Math

​Abeka Arithmetic 4

Help your child excel in arithmetic with the colorful, daily work-text Arithmetic 4. Practice multiplying and dividing 2-digit numbers, estimating, and writing decimals as fractions.  Your child will solidify his understanding of square measures, simple geometry, proper and improper fractions

Supplies:

  • Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty): a box with sharpened pencils, one glue stick, a box of crayons, a pair of kid scissors, and notebook paper. Please also have one plastic folder with pocket and prongs, per enrolled class. 

  • $5 Supply Fee per Semester for misc art supplies and copies.

  • Workbook - Purchase Link

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

9:20am   - 10:05am

Reading & Spelling

Abeka 4th Grade Readers

Reading from classics, modern stories, and poetry gives your child insight into his world and presents him with Christian ideals and spiritual values. 

Read & Think 4 Comp Skills

Evaluate your child’s reading comprehension with 44 timed reading exercises. Each story comes with a specified amount of time in which to read and 10 comprehension questions to answer.

Abeka Spelling, Vocab & Poetry 4

Spelling – This class will lead your child to learn the exact meaning of words, improve proofreading skills, and appreciate good poetry. Your child will understand how to spell commonly used words and use vocabulary words correctly. Each list comes with word exercises to help your child with proofreading and identifying misspelled words. Six poems are also included to help your child appreciate poetry while learning to memorize and recite with good expression.

Supplies:

  • Abeka Spelling & Poetry 4 - Purchase Link HERE

  • Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty): a box with sharpened pencils, one glue stick, a box of crayons, a pair of kid scissors, and notebook paper. Please also have one plastic folder with pocket and prongs, per enrolled class. 

  • $5 Supply Fee per Semester for misc art supplies and copies.

  • Readers & Comp Skills Sheets purchased by Aspire

  • Book Rental Fee of $15 per semester may incur

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

10:45am   - 11:30am

Science / History

First Semester is Science

Abeka Understanding God’s World

Your fourth grader will enjoy this fascinating presentation of things that he can observe in the world around him. He learns how to make an insect zoo, how to identify plants and rocks, how to attract birds to his own back yard, and how to interpret cloud formations. Your child will appreciate the miracle of plant germination, the causes of weather, the design of the starry heavens, the ecology of the ocean depths, and other aspects of God’s creative genius.​

Second Semester is History

Abeka The History of Our United States

Present American history to your child in an interesting way through the narrative format of The History of Our United States. From the days of Christopher Columbus to the United States’ involvement in Operation Iraqi Freedom, teach your child about the discoveries, innovations, documents, wars, and people that have played a part in establishing America’s greatness. Charts of states and Presidents plus foundational documents such as the Preamble to the Constitution, the First Amendment, the Gettysburg Address, and more are included in the back of the text for your child to memorize and appreciate for their historical importance. ​

Supplies:

  • Each student needs these items (they apply for all core classes, you do not need 4 different sets. 1 set of the below items is plenty): a box with sharpened pencils, one glue stick, a box of crayons, a pair of kid scissors, and notebook paper. Please also have one plastic folder with pocket and prongs, per enrolled class. 

  • $5 Supply Fee per Semester for misc art supplies and copies.

  • Worksheets purchased by Aspire

  • Book Rental Fee of $15 per semester may incur

Class Offered Both Days

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

11:35am   - 12:25pm

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5th Hour Electives

* Quiet Study Hall


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday

Teacher: Various Volunteers

Class Description:

Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum.

Supply List: Please bring homework, a book, or another quiet activity.

Semester Supply Fee: N/A




* Intro to French


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday Teacher: Tricia Dillon Class Description: This introductory course is structured around thematic units that introduce new grammar and vocabulary through music, hands-on activities, and occasionally through short animated videos. The lessons do build on one another, but the focus is on playful, real-life use of the language over more formal activities such as worksheets and direct grammar instruction. Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* Guitar 2


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Class Description:

This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song).

Supply List:

Semester Supply Fee: $15




* Christian Character Building


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Melissa F. Davis Class Description: I am super excited to offer this class. The principles taught will be based off the reasons I chose to homeschool. The goal is to build character based off Christian morals. We will learn bible verses that this age can understand and use in their own daily life at such a sweet age. We will participate in hands on activities that teach the beauty of the world such as photography & planting a garden. There will be community involvement that happens during the class hour such as making cards for the elderly. I will be introducing community leaders who demonstrate the same values we do by having guests join our classroom, like a super heroic Fireman! Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* Mrs. Doodle's Phantasmagorical Edu-fun-tastic Worlds of Wonder


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Nicole Crandell Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* LEGO Masters


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Candy Matheny Class Description: It's a little bit STEM, a little bit art, and a whole lot of fun! Students will get to work on a variety of projects, some that last a single week and some that will continue through multiple classes. They will develop skills such as creative problem-solving, communication of ideas, creativity, and working within a team. We will use LEGO to build, to problem-solve, and as a creative means of expression. Projects will allow the students to use the scientific method through observation, reasoning, prediction, engineering, imagination, and critical thinking. But most of all, we will get to play with LEGO together...and have a great time doing it! Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: $15




* P.E.


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday
Teacher: Alex Hughes
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. Emphasis is placed on active participation and good sportsmanship during fitness and sport activities. Get ready for fun and exercise!
Supply List: N/A
Semester Supply Fee: N/A





6th Hour Electives

* Quiet Study Hall


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday
Teacher: Various Volunteers
Class Description:
Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum.
Supply List: Please bring homework, a book, or another quiet activity.
Semester Supply Fee: N/A




* Beginner Ukulele


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday
Teacher: Sheldon Clark
Class Description:
This is a beginner ukulele class for 4th and younger. We will learn basic chords and rythem 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.
Supply List: N/A
Semester Supply Fee: $65 - this includes the ukulele, bag, tuner, and book




* Creative Writing


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Jeanette Lord Class Description: “I don’t know what to write about!” How often have you heard that one? Students will be given creative and fun writing prompts to get them started writing. They’ll learn elements of a short story and will be writing their own short stories quickly. Many stories will be written throughout the year. Students will also complete a weekly journal to personally express themselves. Supply List: Spiral Notebook, Pencil Semester Supply Fee:




* Sewing


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Class Description:
This class focuses on fun through learning a skill and being proud that the student has created something from a piece of fabric and thread. I encourage creativity over preciseness sew that the student will gain a feeling of accomplishment for this art. This class is for the beginner, intermediate and advanced sewer who wants to learn about how a sewing machine works while creating several projects. Supply List: 2 white spools of thread, & seam ripper. Labeled with students name. Semester Supply Fee: $25




* Art Composition


Days Offered: Monday or Wednesday
Teacher: Allison Leach
Class Description: We will be covering the Elements of Composition. The first 8 classes will cover the 7 elements of composition: Line, Shape, Pattern, Texture, Balance, Gray Value and Color with two classes on color. We will also learn how to draw in perspective and proper proportions of a human form. Students will be trained to look at an object and draw it in proportion. Students will learn about various artists throughout history to learn various techniques of creating art and will practice these techniques in class.
Supply List: Sketch Book, Art Pencils, Eraser, Sharpener, Colored Pencils
Semester Supply Fee: $25




* Free Market Principles


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Melissa Davis Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* Mrs. Doodle's Phantasmagorical Edu-fun-tastic Worlds of Wonder


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Nicole Crandell Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* Beginner Literature


Days Offered: Monday Teacher: Amy Shipman Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee:




* OERB Fossils to Fuel


Days Offered: Wednesday Teacher: Amy Shipman Class Description: Supply List: Semester Supply Fee: