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: Kelli Lambert

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: Kelli Lambert

9:20am   - 10:05am

5th Hour Electives

* Quiet Study Hall


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




* Fundamentals of Martial Arts


Teacher: Partnered with Wolfe Pack TKD Wolfe Pack Taekwondo Students will learn a holistic form of Tae Kwon Do stressing the five fundamental tenets of Tae Kwon Do: courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit taught in a supportive, positive environment. Our beginner classes target ages 6 to adult with little or no prior martial arts experience. Our advanced program is designed for students with a higher level of martial arts experience or those students who wish to work towards competitive sports martial arts such as fighting and board breaking. SPECIAL CLASS PRICING - $160 per semester




* Guitar I


Teacher: Sheldon Clark
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). Supplies: $15 Supply Fee per Semester




* Fun Latin (Wed Only)


Teacher: Julie Cox Fun Latin is geared for students in 3rd - 4th grade and will introduce them to the basics of the Latin language including vocabulary words, conjugation endings, declension endings, derivatives (English words that have Latin roots), and Latin sayings. Students will have lots of opportunities to practice what they are learning in class through games, activities, songs, and chants. This class will lay the foundation for students who would like to continue with a more serious study of Latin and provide exposure to the language from which many of our English words are derived. Homework will consist of workbook pages and vocabulary flash card review. Supplies: Fun Latin Curriculum: *Latina Christiana Student Book 1 Fourth edition ($16.00) *Latina Christiana Pronunciation CD Fourth edition ($8.95)




* Special Help with Reading


Teacher: Tiffani Scott This class is for the kiddo who is struggling with reading. We will use different methods as well as reading from different kinds of things. We go over mechanics as well as trying to pinpoint what the struggle is. This class is adaptive, meaning I will adjust as we go, and I learn their learning style and levels. There is no curriculum to purchase but I do ask for a $20 supply fee. This class will work well for kiddos on the spectrum, who maybe do not write well or do well in structured settings. I do not allow ANY sort of bullying and go over this from day one. In my classes I talk about how we all learn in different levels and ways. Supplies:

  • Folder
  • 3x5 notecards
  • Pencil




* Ballet Dance


Teacher: Jessica Girourad No prior dance experience required. Dancers will start with the fundamentals of classical ballet including, but not limited too, fun exercises at the barre, the middle of the floor, and across the floor. Students will gain confidence, poise and focus from this class, as well as flexibility and strength. Supplies:

  • Ballet shoes
Dress code: Comfortable clothes that can be danced in, no jeans or baggy clothes please. A leotard, tights and skirt is recommended, but not required!




* Art Composition (Mon Only)


Teacher: Penny S. Burt 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. The following classes will be media based, such as watercolor, pencils, pastels, etc. Artists through history will be introduced as they are relevant to the subject being covered. Supply fee: $25 per semester




* IEW Level A (Mon Only)


Teacher: Julie Cox IEW Level A: No previous writing experience is necessary for this introductory level writing class! Writing doesn’t have to be boring and burdensome. This class will introduce students to a method of writing in which they can have immediate success while providing writing content that is interesting and fun! This introductory writing class is geared for 3rd-5th grade students using the Institute for Excellence in Writing Teaching: Structure and Style curriculum. Students will be introduced to a method of writing based on modeling, imitation, and coaching. Seven structural models will be introduced to students this year, along with several stylistic techniques that will help to improve your student’s writing abilities. By using this method of “text reconstruction” students can focus on how to write instead of getting bogged down over what to write. We will be using IEW’s All Things Fun & Fascinating book along with IEW’s Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go. (Please note that while all instruction will be done in class, parent involvement will be necessary at home.) IEW Level A Curriculum: ●All Things Fun & Fascinating ($29.00) ●Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go ($7.00)




* Nature Explorers


Teacher: Jennifer Miser Similar to the Nature Anatomy Class offered to older grades, this class will be tailored to meet elementary students on their level exploring the natural world and developing a love for nature and exploration. Supplies:

  • Explorer Bag
  • Nature Journal
  • Compass
  • Mesh Collection Sack
  • Magnifying Glass
  • “Small Adventures Journal”: Purchase Link HERE




* P.E.


Teacher: Alex Hughes 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!




* Elementary Choir


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert Students will develop: The ability to follow a conductor/director. The ability to sing in 2-3 part harmony (possibly 4 part for 9th-12th) Basic concepts of sight-singing Students will learn: Singing in different styles of music. An introduction to show choir (5th-8th and 9th-12th) The different voice types. How to praise the Lord through song! Supplies needed:

  • 3 Ring Binder
  • Pencil
  • Supply Fee: $10





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: Kelli Lambert

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: Kelli Lambert

11:35am   - 12:25pm

6th Hour Electives

* Quiet Study Hall


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




* Guitar II


Teacher: Sheldon Clark
The class will take a faster approach to the basic skills without sacrificing any of the fundamentals. Although some students may already play the guitar, They will also benefit from (weeks 1 thru 3 ) this crash course and fill in any holes in their current foundational skills. this class will encompass a thorough understanding of playing and how a guitarist mentally approaches, memorizes and efficiently practices music. Supplies: $15 Supply Fee per Semester




* Lego Masters- Stem (Mon Only)


Teacher: Nicole Crandell 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! Supplies: $15 Supply Fee per Semester




* Special Help with Spelling


Teacher: Tiffani Scott This class is a hands-on class to help with the fundamentals of spelling. We will be using a lot of things beyond writing and repetition to learn and remember spelling words. This class is adaptive, meaning I will adjust as needed as I learn their learning styles and levels. I will be using words on their level. Different kids in the same class may have different words. This class will work well for kiddos on the spectrum, who maybe don’t write well or do well in structured settings. I do not allow ANY sort of bullying and go over this from day one. In my classes I talk about how we all learn in different levels and ways. Supplies:

  • Folder
  • 3x5 notecards
  • Pencil




* Sewing


Teacher: Ms. Sewbee Students will learn to use a sewing machine and all sewing tools/notions. Students will learn cutting patterns, pinning, sewing straight seams, and basic quilting while creating age appropriate projects. Students vote as a class on each project they will complete. Supply List: 2 spools of white thread, 1 small bag of stuffing, 1 seam ripper. Please label with students name. Supply Fee: $25 per semester




* Nature Arts & Crafts (Mon Only)


Teacher: Melissa Davis This course is designed for anyone who loves nature and creating beautiful art. In this course, students will use natural materials to create crafts (art, decorations, gifts). Hands-on class activities each week. Students will be asked to bring specific nature items to class for the next project on occasion (leaves, sticks, flowers, pinecones, rocks, etc.). I am gathering as many supplies as I can beforehand to keep the supply costs down.

  • Class Supply Fee: $15
Student Supply List:
  • Paint Pen Set for Rock Painting - Fine Tip (optional)
  • Colorful Sharpie Set for Rock Painting (optional)
  • Folder to keep project Instructions (optional)




* Bible Class (Mon Only)


Teacher: Amy Beller Following Christ explores Bible accounts in the Old and New Testaments and encourages solid Bible study skills. Missionary stories and stories from church history are also included to inspire students and help them apply biblical principles to their everyday lives. You will need to purchase this: Bible Truths 3 Student Worktext - Purchase Link HERE




* Creative Writing (Wed Only)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
“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. SUPPLIES

  • Spiral Notebook
  • Pencil




* OERB Fossils 2 Fuel STEAM (Wed Only)


​​Tutor: Amy Shipman This STEAM elective curriculum was created by the Oklahoma Energy Resource Board (OERB) and is wonderful enrichment for those who are interested in diving deeper into science and math topics with life application. We will complete a hands-on lesson/experiment every meeting day. Students will come home with optional extensions to complete during the week such as virtual field trips and at-home experiments that can be fun for the whole family. Many of these have the option to post your results on the OERB social media pages for the chance to win prizes.Fossils-2-Fuel is a hands-on science curriculum to help students learn about energy sources, geology, density, matter, porosity and sound waves. The lessons also teach math concepts like measurements, mass and volume, data organization, decimals and fractions. We will team up with Petro Pete, OERB’s energy mascot, and learn how to use a dichotomous key to identify Oklahoma rocks. Students will also use an animated geologic computer model to “look” below the surface of Oklahoma, use viscosity tubes to study flow rate, use ordered pairs and a coordinate grid to locate Petro Pete, and study rocks, crude oil, porosity, pulley systems, cohesion and recycling. But do not be overwhelmed by the sound of all those complicated words. This curriculum simplifies things in a way that makes these concepts easy to learn and apply, even making it FUN!This is a great option if your student struggles with the typical “lecture : solve the problem” methods as we will be doing experiments and applying each of these topics to real-life circumstance during our weekly hands-on lessons. We will also have a petroleum professional visit our classroom during the year. In addition, there will be at least one field trip during the year that is offered outside of Academy hours, but entrance to the chosen field trip location will be free for the student enrolled in this elective class. Join us for some STEAM FUN! Supplies:

  • Pencil
​Fee: None




* Elementary Choir


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert Students will develop: The ability to follow a conductor/director. The ability to sing in 2-3 part harmony (possibly 4 part for 9th-12th) Basic concepts of sight-singing Students will learn: Singing in different styles of music. An introduction to show choir (5th-8th and 9th-12th) The different voice types. How to praise the Lord through song! Supplies needed:

  • 3 Ring Binder
  • Pencil
  • Supply Fee: $10 per semester





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