Pines Options    (5th & 6th Grade levels)

Language Arts

* Spelling, Vocab & Reading Comp.


Teacher: Samantha Floyd We will use a comprehensive spelling program, developed from the perspective of a Christian worldview. Throughout the text, the student is encouraged to apply spelling skills in order to produce accurate, God-honoring written communication. It includes a variety of activities, such as word sorting, word study, vocabulary skills, proofreading, dictionary skills, and short writing projects to strengthen writing skills. Incorporating various memorization skills, we will master twenty-five word spelling/vocab lists each week. We will hold weekly spelling and vocabulary testing over material covered. To boost your child’s reading speed and comprehension, we will pair the Abeka reader, Adventures in Greatness, along with their Grade 6 Skills Sheets. Students will complete related exercises and quizzes, to evaluate and track their progress. Supplies:




* IEW Level B Writing


Teacher: Julie Cox IEW Level B: Writing doesn’t have to be boring and burdensome. In this class students will be using a method of writing in which they can have immediate success while writing about knights, Vikings, kings and famous men of the Middle Ages. This writing class is geared for 6th -8th grade students using the Institute for Excellence in Writing Teaching: Structure and Style curriculum. This method of writing is based on modeling, imitation, and coaching. Students will learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, write reports by summarizing references, create stories from pictures, and even compose essays. They will also learn several stylistic techniques that will help to improve their 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 Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons along with IEW’s Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go. (Please note that while all instruction will be done in class, some parent involvement will be necessary at home.) IEW Level B Curriculum: ●Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons ($29.00) ●Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go ($7.00)




* Short Story (6th – 8th Grades)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
This is a class that makes writing fun! Kids earn stickers as they learn about genre, conflict, villains, heroes, setting, and plot. We’ll have games and activities and learn a lot about the creative writing process. By the time they have a blank page in front of them, they have a detailed plan and lots of material to begin writing. SUPPLIES
- Wordsmith, New Edition, Grades 6-9, by Janie B Cheaney - This Notebook




* 5th Grade English Comp


Teacher: Samantha Floyd We will emphasize traditional grammar, as well as practice vital reference skills and step-by-step use of the Writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as: compare-contrast essays, persuasive business letters, book reviews, and more. We will incorporate guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, cumulative reviews, and chapter tests, to reinforce key grammar concepts. Supplies: English 5 Worktext - Purchase Link Chapter tests and answer keys will be provided.




* Beginners Literature


Teacher: Jessica Miller It’s time to dive into a good book! Students will have weekly reading assignments to complete at home. Class time will be spent discussing the assigned reading along with introducing students to elements of literature such as plot, theme, symbolism, foreshadowing, etc. As well as answering vocabulary and comprehension questions over the text.
There will be a final test taken for each novel.

Novels: Summer of the Monkey’s/ The Children of Wilesden Lane/ Number the Stars/ The Best Christmas Pageant Ever/ Island of the Blue Dolphins/ Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH/ The City of Ember

Most literature guides used are either Total Language Plus or Progeny Press.

Supplies: $15 rental fee per semester for books




* Creative Writing


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




* 6th Grade English Comp


Teacher: Samantha Floyd We will emphasize traditional grammar as well as practice with essential reference skills. Students will be taught a step-by-step introduction to the Writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as personal narratives, newspaper editorials, historical fiction, and limericks. There will also be guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, cumulative reviews, and chapter tests, to reinforce key grammar concepts. Supplies: English 6 Worktext Purchase Link HERE Chapter tests and answer keys will be provided.




* Shurley English Level 6


Teacher: Amy Shipman This curriculum transformed our English/Grammar homeschool time. I am excited to get to share it with your students! Much of the assigned homework will include choices between 2-3 activities so that you can decide which your student needs and/or enjoys most! Below is an abridged explanation of a portion of the information from the Shurley English website to give you a better idea of the goals for this year. Making the Grammar & Writing connection: The unique features of Shurley English give students the concrete steps necessary to relate a definition to a concept, a concept to a skill practice, a skill practice to writing and, finally, writing to effective speaking. Competent writing begins with understanding correct sentence structure, expands to paragraphs, and results in the satisfaction of well-written essays, reports, and letters. Shurley English helps all types of learners begin to understand and (dare I say?) enjoy English grammar! :-o Using jingles, question/answer flow, sentence blueprints and sentence classifying skills, students learn to effectively write, listen and speak/present. Curriculum used: Shurley English Homeschool – Level 6 Supplies needed: *Please note* All supplies are consumable and will be written in by the student. · Shurley English Homeschool Workbook Level 6 Purchase Link HERE · Shurley English Level 6 Practice Booklet Purchase Link HERE · Composition notebook Purchase Link HERE Supply Fee: · $20 if I order these items and provide them to your student on the first day of class. OR… · $0 if parent provides items





Math

* Spelling, Vocab & Reading Comp.


Teacher: Samantha Floyd We will use a comprehensive spelling program, developed from the perspective of a Christian worldview. Throughout the text, the student is encouraged to apply spelling skills in order to produce accurate, God-honoring written communication. It includes a variety of activities, such as word sorting, word study, vocabulary skills, proofreading, dictionary skills, and short writing projects to strengthen writing skills. Incorporating various memorization skills, we will master twenty-five word spelling/vocab lists each week. We will hold weekly spelling and vocabulary testing over material covered. To boost your child’s reading speed and comprehension, we will pair the Abeka reader, Adventures in Greatness, along with their Grade 6 Skills Sheets. Students will complete related exercises and quizzes, to evaluate and track their progress. Supplies:




* IEW Level B Writing


Teacher: Julie Cox IEW Level B: Writing doesn’t have to be boring and burdensome. In this class students will be using a method of writing in which they can have immediate success while writing about knights, Vikings, kings and famous men of the Middle Ages. This writing class is geared for 6th -8th grade students using the Institute for Excellence in Writing Teaching: Structure and Style curriculum. This method of writing is based on modeling, imitation, and coaching. Students will learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, write reports by summarizing references, create stories from pictures, and even compose essays. They will also learn several stylistic techniques that will help to improve their 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 Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons along with IEW’s Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go. (Please note that while all instruction will be done in class, some parent involvement will be necessary at home.) IEW Level B Curriculum: ●Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons ($29.00) ●Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go ($7.00)




* Short Story (6th – 8th Grades)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
This is a class that makes writing fun! Kids earn stickers as they learn about genre, conflict, villains, heroes, setting, and plot. We’ll have games and activities and learn a lot about the creative writing process. By the time they have a blank page in front of them, they have a detailed plan and lots of material to begin writing. SUPPLIES
- Wordsmith, New Edition, Grades 6-9, by Janie B Cheaney - This Notebook




* 5th Grade English Comp


Teacher: Samantha Floyd We will emphasize traditional grammar, as well as practice vital reference skills and step-by-step use of the Writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as: compare-contrast essays, persuasive business letters, book reviews, and more. We will incorporate guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, cumulative reviews, and chapter tests, to reinforce key grammar concepts. Supplies: English 5 Worktext - Purchase Link Chapter tests and answer keys will be provided.




* Beginners Literature


Teacher: Jessica Miller It’s time to dive into a good book! Students will have weekly reading assignments to complete at home. Class time will be spent discussing the assigned reading along with introducing students to elements of literature such as plot, theme, symbolism, foreshadowing, etc. As well as answering vocabulary and comprehension questions over the text.
There will be a final test taken for each novel.

Novels: Summer of the Monkey’s/ The Children of Wilesden Lane/ Number the Stars/ The Best Christmas Pageant Ever/ Island of the Blue Dolphins/ Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH/ The City of Ember

Most literature guides used are either Total Language Plus or Progeny Press.

Supplies: $15 rental fee per semester for books




* Creative Writing


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




* 6th Grade English Comp


Teacher: Samantha Floyd We will emphasize traditional grammar as well as practice with essential reference skills. Students will be taught a step-by-step introduction to the Writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as personal narratives, newspaper editorials, historical fiction, and limericks. There will also be guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, cumulative reviews, and chapter tests, to reinforce key grammar concepts. Supplies: English 6 Worktext Purchase Link HERE Chapter tests and answer keys will be provided.




* Shurley English Level 6


Teacher: Amy Shipman This curriculum transformed our English/Grammar homeschool time. I am excited to get to share it with your students! Much of the assigned homework will include choices between 2-3 activities so that you can decide which your student needs and/or enjoys most! Below is an abridged explanation of a portion of the information from the Shurley English website to give you a better idea of the goals for this year. Making the Grammar & Writing connection: The unique features of Shurley English give students the concrete steps necessary to relate a definition to a concept, a concept to a skill practice, a skill practice to writing and, finally, writing to effective speaking. Competent writing begins with understanding correct sentence structure, expands to paragraphs, and results in the satisfaction of well-written essays, reports, and letters. Shurley English helps all types of learners begin to understand and (dare I say?) enjoy English grammar! :-o Using jingles, question/answer flow, sentence blueprints and sentence classifying skills, students learn to effectively write, listen and speak/present. Curriculum used: Shurley English Homeschool – Level 6 Supplies needed: *Please note* All supplies are consumable and will be written in by the student. · Shurley English Homeschool Workbook Level 6 Purchase Link HERE · Shurley English Level 6 Practice Booklet Purchase Link HERE · Composition notebook Purchase Link HERE Supply Fee: · $20 if I order these items and provide them to your student on the first day of class. OR… · $0 if parent provides items





Science

* Mapping the World by Heart (5th-7th)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord In this class students will learn to draw the world by heart through games, songs, drawings, videos, solving mysteries, and special projects. We’ll plan and participate in a South American Fair, complete a European bag-a-country project, Africa lapbook, and lots more activities. We’ll study longitude and latitude, time zones, mountain ranges and rivers. Students will be expected to keep all homework papers and maps in a 3-ring notebook. Supplies: Purchase Link HERE: Rand McNally’s Know Geography World Atlas for Grades 4-9 Purchase Link HERE: The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia of World Geography. *This book is optional. Use it instead of the internet for research. Science Board (1st semester)
One white poster board (2nd semester)
Glue stick
Pencils
Erasers
Colored pencils
Printer paper (for drawing practice)
3-ring notebook
Tab dividers for the notebook




* U.S. History (Wed Only)


Teacher: Amy Beller BJU Press Heritage Studies 5 Heritage Studies 5 continues the narrative of American history from the development of the automobile in the late 1800s through the inauguration of President Obama in 2009. Topics are presented from a biblical perspective and include the invention and influence of the automobile and airplane, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War, struggles over civil rights, the war on terror, Agfhanistan and Iraq wars, and immigration decisions. Supplies: $3 Supply Fee $15 Rental fee per semester for textbook provided by Aspire




* Ancient History Vol 1 - Creation to Christ


Teacher: Jeanette Lord Join me as we walk through Biblical and World History together! This class provides a historically accurate, Bible-based approach to learning ancient world history. We will weave Bible history and world history together, as we read stories of ancient times, ancient lands, and ancient peoples. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! SUPPLIES The Mystery of History, Volume I (Any edition will do. The 3rd edition has 400+ colored illustrations and maps, along with changes in text. I will be posting changes in text on our class page.) Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!) Purchase Link HERE The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley Purchase Link HERE 3-Ring Notebook Colored pencils (for mapping) Students can choose a science board OR the 3-ring notebook for the timeline Use of internet for research




* Mapping the U.S. (5th-8th Grades, Wed Only)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord Trek the U.S. in this fun class where we learn to draw the U.S. Activities include mapping, drawing, learning the capitals, and the geography of each state. During the final 6 weeks, students travel with Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery and explore northern parts of the Louisiana Purchase in search of the Northwest Passage while reading the novel, The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe. Written from the perspective of Meriwether Lewis’ dog, and true to real events, this exciting narrative includes excerpts from Lewis’ personal journal. Students map the route as they read through the book. Additional assignments include learning about the various Indian tribes, geography, vocabulary, plants, and animals of the expedition. We’ll also take a pretend hike on the Appalachian Trail. How fun! What will you pack? What will you eat? What if you run into a bear!? Is that poison ivy? Find out this fall! It’s going to be fun! SUPPLIES Desk Atlas of the United States. Get at rainbowresource.com The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe by Roland Smith. Also, get at rainbowresource.com Pencils Erasers Colored pencils




* New World History


Teacher: Amy Beller Tour the lands, peoples, and cultures of ancient civilizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas with the all new Heritage Studies 6 Student Text. Help your student learn the history and influences of these peoples on religion and the world today. Your student will expand his Christian worldview as he compares ancient beliefs and religions with Christianity. He will enrich his critical thinking skills through the use of maps, charts, primary sources, and activities.

Activity Book Purchase Link Here




* Ancient History Volume 2- Early Church & Middle Ages


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
An historically accurate, Bible-centered approach to learning the history of the early Church through the Middle Ages. We’ll discover that soon after St. Patrick delivered the gospel to Ireland, the Western Roman Empire fell in Europe; the Vikings ravaged parts of Europe while the Maori settled New Zealand; and Joan of Arc tragically burned at the stake while the Incas were building their golden empire in South America. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! SUPPLIES: The Mystery of History, Volume 2 (Any edition will do. Just know that more recent editions have more illustrations and there are some updates in the newer edition.) Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!) Purchase Link HERE The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley Purchase Link HERE Martyr of the Catacombs, A Tale of Ancient Rome, by an Anonymous Author Purchase Link HERE Son of Charlemagne, by Barbara Willard Purchase Link HERE
The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer. Purchase Link HERE ****Please do not get any other version of this book, as older versions are written in old English making it difficult to understand, and other versions have inappropriate circumstances and words. This is for a younger audience. 3-Ring Notebook
Colored pencils (for mapping)
Students can choose a science board OR the 3-ring notebook for the timeline
Use of internet for research





History & Geography

* Mapping the World by Heart (5th-7th)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord In this class students will learn to draw the world by heart through games, songs, drawings, videos, solving mysteries, and special projects. We’ll plan and participate in a South American Fair, complete a European bag-a-country project, Africa lapbook, and lots more activities. We’ll study longitude and latitude, time zones, mountain ranges and rivers. Students will be expected to keep all homework papers and maps in a 3-ring notebook. Supplies: Purchase Link HERE: Rand McNally’s Know Geography World Atlas for Grades 4-9 Purchase Link HERE: The Usborne Geography Encyclopedia of World Geography. *This book is optional. Use it instead of the internet for research. Science Board (1st semester)
One white poster board (2nd semester)
Glue stick
Pencils
Erasers
Colored pencils
Printer paper (for drawing practice)
3-ring notebook
Tab dividers for the notebook




* U.S. History (Wed Only)


Teacher: Amy Beller BJU Press Heritage Studies 5 Heritage Studies 5 continues the narrative of American history from the development of the automobile in the late 1800s through the inauguration of President Obama in 2009. Topics are presented from a biblical perspective and include the invention and influence of the automobile and airplane, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam War, struggles over civil rights, the war on terror, Agfhanistan and Iraq wars, and immigration decisions. Supplies: $3 Supply Fee $15 Rental fee per semester for textbook provided by Aspire




* Ancient History Vol 1 - Creation to Christ


Teacher: Jeanette Lord Join me as we walk through Biblical and World History together! This class provides a historically accurate, Bible-based approach to learning ancient world history. We will weave Bible history and world history together, as we read stories of ancient times, ancient lands, and ancient peoples. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! SUPPLIES The Mystery of History, Volume I (Any edition will do. The 3rd edition has 400+ colored illustrations and maps, along with changes in text. I will be posting changes in text on our class page.) Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!) Purchase Link HERE The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley Purchase Link HERE 3-Ring Notebook Colored pencils (for mapping) Students can choose a science board OR the 3-ring notebook for the timeline Use of internet for research




* Mapping the U.S. (5th-8th Grades, Wed Only)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord Trek the U.S. in this fun class where we learn to draw the U.S. Activities include mapping, drawing, learning the capitals, and the geography of each state. During the final 6 weeks, students travel with Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery and explore northern parts of the Louisiana Purchase in search of the Northwest Passage while reading the novel, The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe. Written from the perspective of Meriwether Lewis’ dog, and true to real events, this exciting narrative includes excerpts from Lewis’ personal journal. Students map the route as they read through the book. Additional assignments include learning about the various Indian tribes, geography, vocabulary, plants, and animals of the expedition. We’ll also take a pretend hike on the Appalachian Trail. How fun! What will you pack? What will you eat? What if you run into a bear!? Is that poison ivy? Find out this fall! It’s going to be fun! SUPPLIES Desk Atlas of the United States. Get at rainbowresource.com The Captain’s Dog, My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe by Roland Smith. Also, get at rainbowresource.com Pencils Erasers Colored pencils




* New World History


Teacher: Amy Beller Tour the lands, peoples, and cultures of ancient civilizations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas with the all new Heritage Studies 6 Student Text. Help your student learn the history and influences of these peoples on religion and the world today. Your student will expand his Christian worldview as he compares ancient beliefs and religions with Christianity. He will enrich his critical thinking skills through the use of maps, charts, primary sources, and activities.

Activity Book Purchase Link Here




* Ancient History Volume 2- Early Church & Middle Ages


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
An historically accurate, Bible-centered approach to learning the history of the early Church through the Middle Ages. We’ll discover that soon after St. Patrick delivered the gospel to Ireland, the Western Roman Empire fell in Europe; the Vikings ravaged parts of Europe while the Maori settled New Zealand; and Joan of Arc tragically burned at the stake while the Incas were building their golden empire in South America. Games, projects, research, mapping, and a timeline are just some of the fun in this class! SUPPLIES: The Mystery of History, Volume 2 (Any edition will do. Just know that more recent editions have more illustrations and there are some updates in the newer edition.) Rand McNally’s Historical Atlas of the World (Make sure it is the Historical Atlas!) Purchase Link HERE The Student Bible Atlas, by Tim Dowley Purchase Link HERE Martyr of the Catacombs, A Tale of Ancient Rome, by an Anonymous Author Purchase Link HERE Son of Charlemagne, by Barbara Willard Purchase Link HERE
The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer. Purchase Link HERE ****Please do not get any other version of this book, as older versions are written in old English making it difficult to understand, and other versions have inappropriate circumstances and words. This is for a younger audience. 3-Ring Notebook
Colored pencils (for mapping)
Students can choose a science board OR the 3-ring notebook for the timeline
Use of internet for research





Monday Electives

* Spelling, Vocab & Reading Comp.


Teacher: Samantha Floyd We will use a comprehensive spelling program, developed from the perspective of a Christian worldview. Throughout the text, the student is encouraged to apply spelling skills in order to produce accurate, God-honoring written communication. It includes a variety of activities, such as word sorting, word study, vocabulary skills, proofreading, dictionary skills, and short writing projects to strengthen writing skills. Incorporating various memorization skills, we will master twenty-five word spelling/vocab lists each week. We will hold weekly spelling and vocabulary testing over material covered. To boost your child’s reading speed and comprehension, we will pair the Abeka reader, Adventures in Greatness, along with their Grade 6 Skills Sheets. Students will complete related exercises and quizzes, to evaluate and track their progress. Supplies:




* IEW Level B Writing


Teacher: Julie Cox IEW Level B: Writing doesn’t have to be boring and burdensome. In this class students will be using a method of writing in which they can have immediate success while writing about knights, Vikings, kings and famous men of the Middle Ages. This writing class is geared for 6th -8th grade students using the Institute for Excellence in Writing Teaching: Structure and Style curriculum. This method of writing is based on modeling, imitation, and coaching. Students will learn to take notes, retell narrative stories, write reports by summarizing references, create stories from pictures, and even compose essays. They will also learn several stylistic techniques that will help to improve their 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 Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons along with IEW’s Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go. (Please note that while all instruction will be done in class, some parent involvement will be necessary at home.) IEW Level B Curriculum: ●Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons ($29.00) ●Portable Walls: Grammar on the Go ($7.00)




* Short Story (6th – 8th Grades)


Teacher: Jeanette Lord
This is a class that makes writing fun! Kids earn stickers as they learn about genre, conflict, villains, heroes, setting, and plot. We’ll have games and activities and learn a lot about the creative writing process. By the time they have a blank page in front of them, they have a detailed plan and lots of material to begin writing. SUPPLIES
- Wordsmith, New Edition, Grades 6-9, by Janie B Cheaney - This Notebook




* 5th Grade English Comp


Teacher: Samantha Floyd We will emphasize traditional grammar, as well as practice vital reference skills and step-by-step use of the Writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as: compare-contrast essays, persuasive business letters, book reviews, and more. We will incorporate guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, cumulative reviews, and chapter tests, to reinforce key grammar concepts. Supplies: English 5 Worktext - Purchase Link Chapter tests and answer keys will be provided.




* Beginners Literature


Teacher: Jessica Miller It’s time to dive into a good book! Students will have weekly reading assignments to complete at home. Class time will be spent discussing the assigned reading along with introducing students to elements of literature such as plot, theme, symbolism, foreshadowing, etc. As well as answering vocabulary and comprehension questions over the text.
There will be a final test taken for each novel.

Novels: Summer of the Monkey’s/ The Children of Wilesden Lane/ Number the Stars/ The Best Christmas Pageant Ever/ Island of the Blue Dolphins/ Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH/ The City of Ember

Most literature guides used are either Total Language Plus or Progeny Press.

Supplies: $15 rental fee per semester for books




* Creative Writing


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




* 6th Grade English Comp


Teacher: Samantha Floyd We will emphasize traditional grammar as well as practice with essential reference skills. Students will be taught a step-by-step introduction to the Writing Process for eight different types of writing assignments, such as personal narratives, newspaper editorials, historical fiction, and limericks. There will also be guided practice, independent practice, chapter reviews, cumulative reviews, and chapter tests, to reinforce key grammar concepts. Supplies: English 6 Worktext Purchase Link HERE Chapter tests and answer keys will be provided.




* Shurley English Level 6


Teacher: Amy Shipman This curriculum transformed our English/Grammar homeschool time. I am excited to get to share it with your students! Much of the assigned homework will include choices between 2-3 activities so that you can decide which your student needs and/or enjoys most! Below is an abridged explanation of a portion of the information from the Shurley English website to give you a better idea of the goals for this year. Making the Grammar & Writing connection: The unique features of Shurley English give students the concrete steps necessary to relate a definition to a concept, a concept to a skill practice, a skill practice to writing and, finally, writing to effective speaking. Competent writing begins with understanding correct sentence structure, expands to paragraphs, and results in the satisfaction of well-written essays, reports, and letters. Shurley English helps all types of learners begin to understand and (dare I say?) enjoy English grammar! :-o Using jingles, question/answer flow, sentence blueprints and sentence classifying skills, students learn to effectively write, listen and speak/present. Curriculum used: Shurley English Homeschool – Level 6 Supplies needed: *Please note* All supplies are consumable and will be written in by the student. · Shurley English Homeschool Workbook Level 6 Purchase Link HERE · Shurley English Level 6 Practice Booklet Purchase Link HERE · Composition notebook Purchase Link HERE Supply Fee: · $20 if I order these items and provide them to your student on the first day of class. OR… · $0 if parent provides items





Wednesday Electives

* Study Hall


Supervisor: Varied We have TWO options for Study Hall this year, be sure to include WHICH your child wants to be included in. -Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum. -Social Study hall is for those whom want to talk, chat, & get to know each other. Our Aspire Group rules and expectations still apply here but we do encourage and desire healthy and happy friendships to grow within the group, even at Academy!




* 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 Supply Fee: $0




* 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




* Culinary Arts


Teacher: Ms. Goodfood Students will learn professional food preparation and practice detailed skills and techniques. Students will practice topics like knife skills, measurements and conversions, food handling, her-spice-ingredient identification, and nutrition. Students will be introduced to specific cooking techniques such as sauteing, braising, boiling, frying, roasting, grilling, baking, stewing and much more. Students will learn how to create a weekly meal plan & grocery list. Supply fee is $25
Supply List: Chef Knife, Paring Knife, Mini Cutting Board, Apron, Small Plastic Container with lid to hold supplies. Label all supplies with students name.




* 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




* Guitar II


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




* Guitar III


Teacher: Sheldon Clark A continuation of Guitar II in learning the instrument and mostly focused on being performance ready. We will try to play 2 to 3 performances (mostly assisted living facilities) per semester. Supplies: $10 Supply Fee per Semester




* Fossils-2-Fuel STEAM (4th-6th grades)


​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




* 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




* 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!




* Advanced Guitar I


Teacher: Sheldon Clark A continuation of Guitar III in learning the instrument and mostly focused on being performance ready. We will try to play 2 to 3 performances (mostly assisted living facilities) per semester. Supplies: $10 Supply Fee per Semester




* Fun Latin


Teacher: Julie Cox Fun Latin: Fun Latin is geared for students in 4th-6th grade and will introduce them to the basics of the Latin language including vocabulary words, derivatives (English words that have Latin roots), Latin sayings, prayers, and songs, and Latin grammar (conjugations and declensions) along with some Roman history and geography. 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. Fun Latin Curriculum: ●Latina Christiana Student Book 1 Fourth edition ($16.00) ●Latina Christiana Pronunciation CD Fourth edition ($8.95)




* 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




* Intro to Instruments


Teacher: Elizabeth Alpert Students will learn about: The different instruments in each of the sections of orchestras, symphonic bands, jazz ensembles, praise & worship bands, and some instruments used during the earlier time periods (Biblical Instruments, Medieval/Renaissance, Baroque, etc.) The development of the instruments, including the modern day piano and organ. Instruments from other cultures throughout the ages. The ranges and voices that these instruments represent. Some foundational concepts of music will be discussed (Grand Staff, clefs, etc.) to allow the students a greater understanding of each of the instruments. Musical terms will also be taught. Instruments will be brought in for students to experience. Some restrictions may be in place due to Covid 19 (i.e. wind and brass) A field trip may possibly be planned depending on permission from Aspire to see instruments not small enough to be brought onsite. Supplies needed: 3 Ring Binder Pencil Supply Fee: $10




* OERB Petro Active STEAM - (6th-8th grades)


Teacher: 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. This curriculum covers science topics such as geologic timescales and processes, wavelength, amplitude, frequency, distillation, seismology and conservation. We will also be covering math topics such as mapping, tangrams, slope, algebraic reasoning, ratios and proportional relationships. Students will practice these concepts and learn more about how land descriptions are used in the energy industry, how the concept of slope is used in directional drilling and will complete the curriculum by designing their own storage tanks by calculating volume and surface area. (Includes math levels 5th grade -pre algebra) But do not be overwhelmed by the sound of all those complicated words. This curriculum simplifies things in a way that make 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 Needed: Pencil Supply Fee: $0





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