Shrubs
(Kindergarten)

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. 

Reading is a doorway to new worlds, imaginary characters, and a variety of places, people, and times. During our reading and language arts class, students will participate in Calendar Time, learning the days of the week, months of the year, patterns, weather, and more. We will also read a variety of children’s literature including favorites such as If You Give A Mouse a Cookie, Little Bear, Petunia, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, and many more. Students will then engage in games, crafts, and even writing activities based on the books we read in class. We will sing songs, read poems, and have lots of fun with language-based activities. Through this hands-on, interactive approach to literature and language arts, hopefully, the kindergarten students will fall in love with books and reading giving them a solid foundation for their educational future.

 

  • Reading and Language Arts Curriculum- Supplied by Aspire

  • Supply Fee: $10.00

Reading & Language Arts 

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Jennifer Poteet

Learning numbers, recognizing patterns, counting money, telling time, adding, and subtracting...Abeka Number Skills encourages your child’s curiosity in numbers while building a strong mathematical foundation at a young age. In class, students will learn a variety of math concepts with a hands-on approach through manipulatives, real-life scenarios, and directed play. These concepts will be reinforced and reviewed at home through the colorful and engaging Number Skills Workbook.

 

Math Curriculum:

Math

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Jennifer Poteet

Phonics, 

& Handwriting

Whether your kindergartener knows all of their letters, knows how to write his or her name, or has no knowledge of letters and sounds, the Abeka Phonics program begins with introducing vowels and their short sounds, moves to each of the consonants and their sounds, and quickly begins teaching students how to blend these sounds together to make words. Students will progress from reading short vowel words like hat and big to sounding out words with long vowel sounds and consonant blends such us break and shade. With lots of hands-on activities in class along with songs, chants, and poems, learning Phonics will be fun! And the Abeka workbook provides plenty of review and reinforcement at home of the ideas presented in class. Handwriting will follow along with the letters we are learning in Phonics and soon students will be writing words and even sentences!

 

Phonics and Handwriting Curriculum:

  • Abeka K5 Letters and Sounds Workbook -Purchase Link HERE

  • Abeka K5 Think & Learn Purchase Link HERE

  • Abeka Readers and Blend Book purchased by Aspire

  • Book Rental Fee of $15 per semester

  • Supply Fee: $10.00

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Jennifer Poteet

Science / History

This year we will be diving into the sea and learning about ocean animals as well as land animals. We will uncover the truths about many historical events and figures. We will have guest speakers and open books that lead our minds to take many adventures into scientific and historical facts. We will use resources such as Mystery Doug, The Magic School Bus & Scholastic News. Your children will be in awe of how amazing science and history can be which will open the door for the future.

 

  • Supply Fee: $10.00

Class Offered Both Days 

Teacher: Jennifer Poteet

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 $120 per semester unless otherwise noted.

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

5th Hour Elective Classes

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

We find that after Core classes these young kiddos just need some playtime with their friends! They need to be young and learn valuable lessons through experience. So we offer this time of refreshment, and fun!

Teacher: Various Volunteers

Supplies Needed:

- Labelled Snack & Drink

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

KinderCare

Days Offered: Monday, 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: Samantha Martinez

Supplies Needed:

- Comfortable Clothing & Shoes

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

P.E.

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

Little Bits is a hands-on earth science class created for kindergarten, first, and second grade students. The curriculum was developed by OERB (Oklahoma Energy Resource Board). The goal for this class is to give students a basic understanding of petroleum and how it relates to the world in which they live. Some of the topics that will be covered are different types of rocks and their properties, sound and vibration, push and pull, renewable and nonrenewable resources, location of oil, discovery of oil in Oklahoma, signs of danger on the oil field, and products made from petroleum. Thoughtfully written children's books accompany this curriculum, allowing the students to learn with the help of Petro Pete, the main character in the books.

Teacher: Sarah Mullins

Supplies Needed:

- Composition Notebook

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

OERB

Days Offered: Wednesday

Class Description:

Simple class full of fun arts & crafts!

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Arts & Crafts

6th Hour Elective Classes

Days Offered: Monday, Wednesday

Class Description:

We find that after Core classes these young kiddos just need some playtime with their friends! They need to be young and learn valuable lessons through experience. So we offer this time of refreshment, and fun!

Teacher: Various Volunteers

Supplies Needed:

- Labelled Snack & Drink

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

KinderCare

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.

Semester Supply Fee: $30

(collected each semester)

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:

- 1 inch binder

Semester Supply Fee: $0

(collected each semester)

STEM Class

Days Offered: Monday

Class Description:

Simple class full of fun arts & crafts!

Teacher: Jenesa Wheeler

Supplies Needed:

- Provided

Semester Supply Fee: $15

(collected each semester)

Arts & Crafts

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of CORE CLASSES please click this link: 

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of ELECTIVE CLASSES please click this link: