2018 - 2019 Course Descriptions, The Woodlands Campus
 

Art

Christian Worldview

College Test Prep/Study Skills

Composition / Literature / Grammar

Computer Technology

Economics / Government

Geography / History

Language

Mathematics

Reading/Spelling

Science

 

 

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Art  
 

Art 1 (Ages 8-11) Cindy Johnson

We begin with a short study of art history. We will study shifts in style to see art in the flow of history. Students will learn begin to understand how to be good judges of art. We look at a lot of pictures of great art and discuss them. Students always enjoy this and it doesn’t take them long to form and state their own opinions!

After this, the class is hands-on as we learn the basic elements of art: space, line, shape, texture, value, etc, using color and learning more complex techniques. We will have lessons in things like pencil, art pens, watercolor, collage, sculpture, metal embossing, plaster and many other surprises. Students will learn how to see, and how to draw what they see. They will draw from real objects, copy great works, and use their imaginations. There will be many surprises and games thrown in to keep them guessing and excited.

As I get many repeat customers, I change classes continually so the identical class the following year will be completely different. Students may take the same class for years in a row and still benefit.

Students will be asked to bring easy-to-obtain supplies to class and purchase some initial supplies; all other materials I will hand out for them to keep as the year progresses. 

Tuition is $50.00/month for ten months and is due beginning in July, with a $70.00 per semester supply fee.  You may pay one of three ways:

1) set up a bank draft to arrive at the first of each month; 2) write ten post-dated checks, or 3) to pay the entire year at once ($50.00 x 10 months = $500.00) There is a $70.00 supply fee for each semester totaling $140.00, so if you want to pay for the entire year, it would be $640.00.

As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Mail registration form and tuition payments to: Cindy Johnson, 5 Catfeet Court, The Woodlands, TX 77381.  Questions may be directed to crazymomma100@yahoo.com.

 

Art 2 (Ages 12-14) Cindy Johnson

Class begins with a study of art history.  Study will be similar to that as stated in Art 1, but much more in-depth.  We will progress through time periods covering Christian, Byzantine, Pre-Renaissance, Renaissance, Reformation, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, etc. up to modern times.  We will continually discuss how to distinguish worthy art from bad art – not just fine arts, but books, movies, music, etc.

The class is hands-on, learning the elements and principles of art. During the year, we will use materials like pencils, artists’ pens, vine and compressed charcoal, watercolors, metal embossing, prints, plaster and encounter many surprises along the way.  Students will learn how to see, and how to draw what they see.  They will draw from life, copy great works, manipulate and use pictures and photos, and draw from their imaginations. My goal is to help them become creative people in all areas, understand and not be intimidated by art, and become people that can creatively communicate to the world.

There will be weekly assignments.  Grading will NOT apply to a student's artistic ability, but his completion of assigned work. Students will be asked to bring easy-to-obtain supplies to class and purchase some initial supplies; all other materials I will hand out for them to keep as the year progresses. 

As my students return year after year, I change lessons continually.  A student my take the same class repeatedly and benefit greatly.

Homework:  1-2 hours/week. Two credits: One fine arts credit, one art history credit.  
Tuition is $50.00/month for ten months and is due beginning in July, with a $70.00 per semester supply fee.  You may pay one of three ways:

1) set up a bank draft to arrive at the first of each month; 2) write ten post-dated checks, or 3) to pay the entire year at once ($50.00 x 10 months = $500.00) There is a $70.00 supply fee for each semester totaling $140.00, so if you want to pay for the entire year, it would be $640.00.

As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Mail registration form and tuition payments to: Cindy Johnson, 5 Catfeet Court, The Woodlands, TX 77381.  Questions may be directed to crazymomma100@yahoo.com.

 

High School Art (Ages 15 -18) Cindy Johnson

Class begins with a study of art history.  Study will be similar to that as stated in Art 1, but much more in-depth.  We will progress through time periods covering Christian, Byzantine, Pre-Renaissance, Renaissance, Reformation, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, etc. up to modern times.  We will continually discuss how to distinguish worthy art from bad art – not just fine arts, but books, movies, music, etc.

The class is hands-on, learning the elements and principles of art. During the year, we will use materials like pencils, artists’ pens, vine and compressed charcoal, watercolors, metal embossing, prints, plaster and encounter many surprises along the way.  Students will learn how to see, and how to draw what they see.  They will draw from life, copy great works, manipulate and use pictures and photos, and draw from their imaginations. My goal is to help them become creative people in all areas, understand and not be intimidated by art, and become people that can creatively communicate to the world.

There will be weekly assignments.  Grading will NOT apply to a student's artistic ability, but his completion of assigned work. Students will be asked to bring easy-to-obtain supplies to class and purchase some initial supplies; all other materials I will hand out for them to keep as the year progresses. 

As my students return year after year, I change lessons continually.  A student my take the same class repeatedly and benefit greatly.

Homework:  1-3 hours/week. Two credits: One high school fine arts credit, one art history credit.

Tuition is $50.00/month for ten months and is due beginning in July, with a $70.00 per semester supply fee.  You may pay one of three ways:

1) set up a bank draft to arrive at the first of each month; 2) write ten post-dated checks, or 3) to pay the entire year at once ($50.00 x 10 months = $500.00) There is a $70.00 supply fee for each semester totaling $140.00, so if you want to pay for the entire year, it would be $640.00.

As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

Mail registration form and tuition payments to: Cindy Johnson, 5 Catfeet Court, The Woodlands, TX 77381.  Questions may be directed to crazymomma100@yahoo.com.

Christian Worldview

 

Starting Points - Grades 6-9 Chris Criswell

Starting Points is the biblical worldview primer. It is the introduction to students to begin thinking about and analyzing both the biblical worldview and the worldviews around them. The purpose of this study is to establish the biblical worldview in the hearts and minds of your children. It lays the solid foundation for their own personal lives. It also provides a compass for giving direction in the evaluation of all the ideas that will confront them in life. And finally, this study is an excellent preparatory course for World Views of the Western World.  It gives (1)American History, (1)Bible, and (1)Literature/Composition credit.  The syllabus is written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum. Curriculum is required for this course. Booklist provided after registration. $125 for Teaching Syllabus and $100 if they buy the books, but most books can be borrowed, checked out from the library or purchased more cheaply through tablet, Kindle, or other e-book formats.  Expected Workload: 3-5 hours a week outside of class.  This is mostly reading, taking notes, and some writing analysis/essay.  For more information, contact Chris Criswell at 281-948-2208 or p91industries [at] gmail [dot] com.  Cost is $50.00 per month, $500.00 per year, there are also a one-time $10 fee due for teacher generated handouts and a one-time $60 student fee which will be due with registration.   Mail payments and registration form to 13615 Country Lane, Tomball, TX 77375 and make checks payable to P91 Industries or Chris Criswell.

 

Worldview I Grades 9 - 12 Chris Criswell

This is the first year of a comprehensive classical high school study that is designed to help the student to develop a Christian worldview through course work in various academic disciplines. The curriculum has two tracks of study. Both tracks cover the historical periods of Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages. One track is a Biblical Worldview section. Attention is given to the study of Scripture as well as the writings of Frances and Edith Schaeffer along with other great classical theologians such as Augustine and Thomas Aquinas. The second track of study deals with the Greco-Roman period. In this study, consideration is given to classical literature such as The Iliad and The Odyssey by Homer, The Republic by Plato, audio tapes with the teachings of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Partial or full credit is given for the following subjects for this first year: Composition I, Ancient Literature, Philosophy/Religion, Western Civilization, Humanities, and World History. The syllabus is written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum. Curriculum is required for this course. Booklist provided after registration. $125 for Teaching Syllabus and $200 if they buy the books, but most books can be borrowed, checked out from the library or purchased more cheaply through tablet, Kindle, or other e-book formats. This is a weekly one hour-twenty minute class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 9-12. Cost is $55.00 per month and a charge of $10 per semester for additional teacher generated handouts. A one-time $60 student fee is due with registration. Expected Workload(Averaged out over year): 6-9 hours a week outside of class. This is mostly reading, taking notes, and some writing analysis/essay.  For more information, contact Chris Criswell at (281)948-2208 ; email p91industries [at] gmail [dot] com. For Worldview classes mail registration forms to: 13615 Country Lane, Tomball, TX 77375; Make checks payable to P91 Industries or Chris Criswell.

 

Worldview II Grades 9 - 12 Chris Criswell

This second year of study of the Cornerstone Curriculum developed by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum begins with the Renaissance period and continues with the Reformation, the Revolutionary Age up to the rise of modern science. It continues with the same basic theme of developing a solid, conservative Christian worldview in the student’s life. Some of the authors that will be read include Martin Luther, John Calvin, Dante, Milton, William Shakespeare, John Bunyan, John Locke, Thomas Paine, and Frances Schaeffer. Various video and audio recordings will be used as well. Partial or full credit will be earned in the following courses: Composition, Medieval Literature, American History, American Government, Political Theory, Science History, Humanities, World History, and Western Civilization. This is a weekly one hour-thirty minute class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 9-12.

The syllabus is written by David Quine of the Cornerstone Curriculum. Curriculum is required for this course. Booklist provided after registration. $125 for Teaching Syllabus and $200 if they buy the books, but most books can be borrowed, checked out from the library or purchased more cheaply through tablet, Kindle, or other e-book formats. This is a weekly one hour-twenty minute class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 9-12. Cost is $55.00 per month and a charge of $10 per semester for additional teacher generated handouts. A one-time $60 student fee is also due with registration.  Expected Workload (Averaged out over year): 6-9 hours a week outside of class. This is mostly reading, taking notes, and some writing analysis/essay.  For more information, contact Chris Criswell at (281)948-2208 ; email p91industries [at] gmail [dot] com. For Worldview classes, mail registration forms to: 13615 Country Lane, Tomball, TX 77375; Make checks payable to P91 Industries or Chris Criswell.

 

SAT, ACT, TSIA Prep/Study Skills

 

SAT, ACT and TSIA Exams Preparation and Study Skills - John Garrett

This full-year course will acquaint students with test-taking strategies to be more successful on the SAT, ACT, and the TSIA (Texas Success Initiative Assessment) Exams and the study skills necessary for continued success in high school and, more directly, success in college. The students will learn the individual requirements of each test listed above as well as unique strategies for taking standardized, norm-referenced tests of this nature. The students will take practice tests as well. In addition, the students will learn about the essay component of each test and will write practice essays to perfect their skills. Furthermore, the students will study vocabulary, focusing on the most common words that traditionally appear on the SAT and/or ACT. When focusing on study skills, the course covers on these areas of study: listening, following instructions, note-taking, and effective studying. Students will engage in listening activities; learn the importance of following instructions, both oral and written; study a note-taking strategy that will help them throughout their academic endeavors; and learn to improve their study habits by setting goals, making a study schedule, and setting up a viable study area at home. Various other pertinent topics related to these four areas of study will be covered as well. The curriculum will be provided by the teacher. Access to a computer at home and an Internet connection is required, for much of the at-home test practice will be Internet-based. The class is 1½ hours long, and the cost is $60 per month. There is also a $30 materials and supplies fee per semester payable at registration. If any parent would like to pay the total of your tuition all at once, send Mr. Garrett a separate check for each month dated the first day of the month due. Mr. Garrett will not deposit any check until the month it is due. Make your checks payable to John A. Garrett, and mail them to 26384 N Reids Prairie Rd, Waller, TX 77484-3558. You may call or text Mr. Garrett at 281-352-0674 if you have questions or concerns. His email address is GarrettEdServices (at) gmail (dot) com.

Composition / Literature

 

Sentence to Paragraph Writing: Ages 11 to 14 – Lauren Brooks

Sentence to Paragraph Writing is a fundamental approach, which starts with composing well-written, basic sentences, and then quickly moves to developing a single-paragraph paper and ends the year with two-paragraph papers. The class will begin with improving sentence structure by applying basic grammar and figures of speech. This emphasis is continued as the student learns the organizational process of brainstorming, outlining, rough draft, and editing, resulting in a well-written paragraph. Before beginning this class, students need to be proficient in parts of speech as well as complete sentence, and students need to be able to type their homework. To determine readiness for this class, contact Lauren Brooks at laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-507-2403.

-Supplies:

*Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

*Other supplies: The student will also need a large 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 5+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, and a thesaurus.

-Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There is a minimum reading requirement included in the grade for the course. There will be no tests on the books.

-Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 30 minutes per week. Allow approximately two (2) hours per week of study time. 

-Payments: There will be 10 payments of $45/each for the class.

    *Make all checks payable to Lauren Brooks

    *Mail registration and payments to Lauren Brooks, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379·        

-Contact: laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com - 281-507-2403

 

 

Paragraph Writing: Ages 12 to 16 – Lauren Brooks

Paragraph Writing is a fundamental approach, which covers writing a single paragraph paper to an introduction of a 5-paragraph essay. The class will work on organizational skills such as note taking, brainstorming, outlines, rough drafts, and editing. Before beginning this class, students must have some familiarity with outlining and writing a basic paragraph. To determine readiness for this class, contact Lauren Brooks at laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-507-2403.

-Supplies:

*Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

*Other supplies: The student will also need a large 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, and a thesaurus.

-Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There is a minimum reading requirement included in the grade for the course. There will be no tests on the books.

-Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 45 minutes per week. Allow approximately four hours per week of study time. 

-Payments: There will be 10 payments of $50/each for the class.

     *Make all checks payable to Lauren Brooks

     *Mail registration and payments to Lauren Brooks, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379·        

-Contact: laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com - 281-507-2403

 

Essay Writing: Ages 13 to 18 – Lauren Brooks

Essay Writing is a fundamental approach covering 5 and 6-paragraph essays, a 7 to 9-paragraph research paper, a group project paper, timed essays, and poetry. The class will review and strengthen organizational skills, such as note taking, brainstorming, outlines, rough drafts, editing, and logical reasoning. To determine readiness for this class, contact Lauren Brooks at laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com or 281-507-2403. The Write Foundation Paragraph Writing curriculum (in class or at home) is a prerequisite for this class. Anyone who has not taken Paragraph Writing is required to get special permission from the teacher before registering for this class. 

-Supplies:

*Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

*Other supplies: The student will also need a large 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, a thesaurus, and the MLA Handbook 8th Edition.

-Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There is a minimum reading requirement included in the grade for the course. There will be no tests on the books.

-Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 45 minutes per week. Allow approximately four to six hours per week of study time.

-Payments: There will be 10 payments of $50/each for the class.

    *Make all checks payable to Lauren Brooks

    *Mail registration and payments to Lauren Brooks, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379·        

-Contact: laurenbrooksclasses [at] gmail [dot] com - 281-507-2403

 

The Bridge Writing and Literature – Year 1 - Grades: 9-12 Dianna de Valle

In the literature portion of this course, students will be reading stories from an American Literature Sampler and a British Literature Sampler to acquaint them with the richness of the written word.  We will study works from various genres and classify works according to their literary time periods. Critical reading comprehension skills will be learned and practiced as we work to read “between the lines” in an effort to understand not only what was said, but what was meant by the author.  Students will be taught how to identify structural elements such as theme, plot, conflicts, setting, and character types.  Other important literary analysis aspects such as tone, imagery, and symbolism will be mastered along with identification of simile, metaphor, personification, and much more.

Writing instruction will begin with students being introduced to and taught the 10 step writing process. The first semester focuses on the technical aspects of writing as students acquire and engage the necessary skills for writing persuasive, narrative, and compare/contrast essays.  The second semester will explore various fun and imaginative writing processes and activities to help with the more creative side of writing.  During the second semester students will also be taught the incremental development process for writing an MLA format research paper including topic, thesis, research and outline development. This class also has a fair amount of SAT prep work such as prompted timed writings, analogy practice and vocabulary enrichment.  In an effort to keep the student’s grammar skills sharp, we have a daily grammar review.

The main goal of this class is to foster a love and understanding for literature and writing within the student by giving them the necessary tools and instruction.  There will be 10 payments of $55 each for the class.  The curriculum will be provided by the teacher for a one-time rental fee of $55. You may send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct. Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] com or call her at 281-798-7715.

 

The Bridge Writing and Literature-- Year 2 Grades: 10-12 Dianna de Valle

The literature portion of this course engages the student in careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature from various genres and periods ranging from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. Through the close reading of selected texts, the student will deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure to their readers.  As the student reads, they will consider a work’s structure, style, and theme, as well as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.  The student will be introduced to the art of reading deliberately and thoroughly, taking time to understand a work’s complexity, to absorb its richness of meaning, and to fully comprehend how that meaning is embodied in literary form. 

Using a 10 step writing process, students will write to understand a literary work, but will also engage in free writing and creative writing.  We will also learn and practice many different patterns of development for essays such as descriptive, persuasive, compare/contrast, illustrative, narrative, process analysis and more.  This class also has a fair amount of SAT prep work such as prompted timed writings, analogy practice and vocabulary enrichment.  In an effort to keep the student’s grammar skills sharp, we have a daily grammar review.

The main goal of this class is to prepare the student for college level literature and writing.  Although not required, students will be prepared to take the AP Literature and Composition Exam and/or the CLEP Exam at the end of the year, which gives them the opportunity to earn 3-6 hours of college level English credits.  The curriculum will be provided by the teacher for a one-time rental charge of $60. There will be 10 payments of $60.00 each for the class.  You may send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct.  Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] or call her at 281-798-7715.

 

Creating Sentences – Kimberly King

Creating Sentences is a pre-paragraph writing level for students that are ages 9 – 12 who struggle to correctly write sentences that make sense and actually tell you something. Students study basic grammar as they learn how to incorporate common figures and parts of speech to develop complex descriptive sentences that are not run-on sentences or fragments. Common writing errors such as when are nouns proper, misused homonyms, apostrophe confusion, and awkward sentences are covered to prepare students for formal paragraph writing. Creative poetry writing and educational games are used to develop and strengthen basic grammar and writing skills. Creating Sentences is the entry level for The Write Foundation writing curriculum.

Supplies: Worksheets: You will need to purchase the $20 worksheets directly from The Write Foundation (www.thewritefoundation.org), and wait for them to be shipped to your home. 

Other supplies: The student will also need two (2) self-addressed stamped envelopes, a 3-ring binder (2 – 3 inch), 6+ hi-liters (blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink), eight (8) notebook divider tabs, a dictionary and a thesaurus.

Requirements: Homework must be typed. While this is not a literature course, a reading list will be provided either to be read independently or as a family. There will be no tests on the books.

Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 30 minutes per week. Allow approximately two (2) hours per week of study time. 

Payments: The class is $450 for the year (10-$45 payments from July through April) ,as well as a building use fee of $30 per semester.

Mail registration and payments to Kimberly King, 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball, TX  77377 Contact Kim with any questions at kimking0121 [at] icloud [dot] com or call 281-750-6509.

 

 

Computer Technology

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in computer and technology education. CE was founded over 25 years ago and is constantly developing programs to stay at the forefront of technology education. The success of the CE program is due to several aspects: 1. Delivery by a trained teacher who also loves working with children, is enthusiastic and experienced with technology, and supports the mission of HIS Classes. 2. Curriculum that is professionally written by educators. 3. Software that is carefully selected to be educationally and age appropriate. 4. Technology skills are introduced and developed at appropriate age levels. Students build on their skills until achieving mastery of each technology area. 5. Integration of technology into core curriculum areas and real-life situations 6. A comprehensive, step-by-step process of co-operative learning to develop skills. Research has shown that students who have opportunities to work in pairs and small groups learn faster and more efficiently, have greater retention, and feel more positive about the learning experience. It is a way for students to learn essential interpersonal life-skills, oral communication skills, and to develop the ability to work collaboratively-- a skill now greatly in demand in the workplace. It is a way for students to take turns with different roles such as facilitator, reporter, recorder, etc. In a cooperative group, every student has a specific task; everyone is involved in the learning or project. 7. The study of each technology area is completed by the creation of a project. The topic of the project is related to work being covered in a core curriculum area or a topic of interest. By using their new skills in this way, we insure understanding and retention of technology skills, as well as reviewing and reinforcing their academics. For more details go to Computer Explorers or contact: Dawn Romaguera at 936-689-2720 or dromag1 [at] gmail [dot] com To register, mail a completed registration (click on link) to Dawn Romaguera, 115 Green Gables Ct., The Woodlands, TX  77382  Special Registration Form

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® Technology Education- Computer Applications  –  Dawn Romaguera

Semester 1

Keyboarding - develop speed, efficiency and correct finger placement

Basic Computer Operations –open, close, adjust windows, open and save files to and from different drives, desk accessories, printing

Word Processing –learn advanced word processing skills, including how to create a multi-columnar document, add Headers and Footers, insert graphic images, use bullets and numbers and use and set tab and indent markers.

Graphic Design- use drawing tools to create geometric shapes that represent objects in the floor plan of the room for their personal space. Learn how to draw and position shapes into a document using grid lines and ruler guides, arrange the stacking order of objects and then group them, copy, cut and paste images to a clipboard and between documents.

Multimedia - create slide show presentations using the computer. Learn how to create a slide, add text, use animation, insert graphic images and pictures, add transitions, and sequence slides logically.

Semester 2

Keyboarding - develop speed, efficiency and correct finger placement (review)

Spreadsheets- learn how to create a spreadsheet. Format a spreadsheet, use formulas to calculate data and create graphs to display information. Create an original spreadsheet.

Video Game Design - Design, create and edit your own 2-dimensional arcade-style video game: design the action, create the characters, and edit the objectives and outcomes. 

Internet/Telecommunications - learn how to create a web page using HTML code. Students learn how to use start and end tags and how to add hyperlinks, images and lists to their page. Create a website.

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® Technology Education- Introduction to Computer Programming-   Dawn Romaguera 

Have fun while being challenged, as you discover the worlds of computer science, programming, and computer electronics.

Learn to understand the basics of computer programming in both 2D and 3D environments while you create video games and computer animations. This course uses 5 to 6 different computer software programs—using both typed code and building blocks of code. You will also learn about electricity, conductors, and insulators while fabricating unique computer controllers from seemingly unlikely materials. Finally you will be introduced to the world of interactive electronics when you program a circuit board connected to your computer to make motors spin, LED’s blink, and music play.

For more details go to ComputerExplorers.com/houston or contact: Dawn Romaguera at dromag1 [at] gmail [dot] com or call 936-689-2720.

 

Geography / History

 

U.S. History- Grades 9-12    Dianna de Valle

This class is an invitation for your child to look at history as what it really is….an exciting, action-packed, and intriguing STORY!  As we explore the STORY of our nation from its founding through the present day, our goal will be to make the facts come alive as weave together the events that tell this fascinating story of who we are as a nation. 

We will see how God’s hand has been at work since the beginning to lead and guide us into His destiny for our nation.  Although we will use a textbook as our framework, we will go far beyond just memorizing facts and dates.  We will incorporate bits of relevant literature, timelines, maps, activities and cultural experiences that will ultimately paint a picture of the rich heritage and history of our wonderful nation.  To understand where we are going, we must understand where we have been so that our perspective is balanced and our faith is built. 

This class will provide the student with 1 high school history credit.  Students will need the Bob Jones United States History 4th edition textbook and student activity manual, 2 or 3 inch binder, dividers with pockets and tabs, map pencils, note cards, and black ink pens.  Tuition is $50 per month for 10 months.  You may send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct. Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] com or call her at 281-798-7715.

 

U.S. Geography Grades: 4-8 Dianna de Valle

This engaging class will integrate the 5 themes of geography through fun hands on activities, projects, videos and bits of relevant literature.   Map skills, games, and other resources will be utilized to explore our great country and its rich history and heritage.  As we journey across the U.S., we will also discover and become familiar with the wildlife, habitats, climate and physical characteristics of the places we study.  Students will learn all the 50 states and their capitals as we study and classify the states according to their regions. The student will need Uncle Josh’s Outline Map Book, The Young People’s Atlas of the United States (or similar US Atlas), 2-inch binder, map pencils, notecards, dividers with pockets and tabs, and black ink pens. Tuition is $45 per month for 10 months.  You may send completed registration form and first month's tuition to Dianna de Valle, 22090 Bryantwood Ct.  Hockley, TX 77447.  You may contact Dianna by email at devalleo [at] aol [dot] com or call her at 281-798-7715.     

 

World Geography   Grades 9-12  Susan Garrett

This course will begin with an overview of the 5 themes of geography: location, physical and human characteristics of places, the relationship between the environment and humans, movement of people and products, and regions.  Basics of map types, map reading, using an atlas, and continent location will be covered.  Students will then “visit” each continent, learning about the people, location, climate, resources, languages, religions, government. Although a test will be given on each section, the focus will be hands on, literacy information. Critical to the study will be keeping outline maps up to date with learned information. News items related to countries studied will be discussed by students each week.  Google Earth will be used to view various locations via satellite; National Geographic Videos online will be viewed by students at home.   Library books, travel guides, additional internet sites, and Power Point presentations will be used to give a real understanding of each country or region. Note: The United States will not be covered as time is limited and United States Geography can usually be taken as a separate course. This course will be based on The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide curriculum from Geocreations, Ltd. No student textbook is used. Students will keep a geography binder containing  handouts, maps, noteworthy current events, and notes.   Internet access and a printer is required.  A specific atlas and map set will be needed for this course; Mrs. Garrett will email the order information to you on a supply list when you register. Students will also need a 3-inch binder, map pencils, dividers with pockets and tabs, and black ink pens.  Class will be 2 hours per week.  Cost is $50 with a $15 supply fee per semester.  Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Susan Garrett should be mailed to  Susan Garrett, 9614 Dornoch Drive, Spring, Texas 77379.   Contact Susan Garrett at noteablelessons2 [at] gmail [dot] com (281) 844-1667.

                                                                             

 

Texas History Grades 7-8 Susan Garrett

Curriculum for this class is The Texas God Created by Dana Buckley~3rd edition.  Buckley chronicles the Providence of God in Texas History.  It is exciting for students to see how God used all things working together to create Texas.   

Order third edition textbook without supplements online, or purchase at The Homeschool Store.  Also used will be Twenty Texans by Betsy Warren; this book is available at The Homeschool Store.

The primary purpose of this course is to help the student learn that history can be an exciting story about real people--who they are, how they feel, what they do.  Each week in class the students will receive information through Powerpoint, textbook, videos, maps, etc.  Homework will be review questions that have been covered in class.  Homework answers will be gone over in class and a completion grade given.

This Texas history course will have two parallel focuses--the actual history of Texas and projects/famous Texans/Texas facts/Texas maps.  Students will be given extra credit for reading historic markers, visiting historic sites, recognizing towns named for famous Texans, etc.  Activities will be determined by class size.

 Tuition is 10 payments @ $50.00 each and a one-time $25.00 material’s fee. Tuition checks are made payable to: Susan Garrett.  Mail registration form, tuition checks, material fee, and student fees to: Susan Garrett, 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379.

The best way to contact Mrs. Garrett is by email at noteablelessons2 [at] gmail [dot] com.  You may also text her at 281-844-1667.

 

Language

 

 

Intro to ASL (American Sign Language – Ages 6 thru 12) – Rita Torres

This course is a fun introductory course for students who would like basic conversational sentences, along with gaining a foundation of the language itself.  No previous signing experience is required for this course. 

The class will meet for 90 minutes per week. Tuition for this class is $170.00 per semester due on July 1st and December 1st or $45.00 per month for 10 months beginning July 1st with the final tuition payment due April 1st(tuition will be discounted for siblings enrolled in this class). There is a $15.00 supply fee per student also due July 1st.  Curriculum – Signing Naturally: Student Workbook, Units 1-6 (Book & DVDs) by Cheri Smith, 2008 Student Edition.  ISBN-13: 978-1581212105  Only one workbook and DVD is needed per family.  Please make payments payable to Rita Torres on the 1st of each month if paying monthly (a $10.00 late fee applies for tuition received on or after the 10th of the month). If paying per semester payments are to be received July 1st & December 1st.  Payments may be made in person, given to the Monitor on duty in study hall or mailed to her at the address below. Rita Torres can be contacted via cell: 281-210-9509 (TEXT MESSAGING ONLY) or via email: aslmyheartlanguage (at) gmail (dot) com.  Mail completed registration form and first month’s or first semester’s tuition, along with supply fee to:  Rita Torres, 15406 Winterhaven Dr, Tomball, TX  77377.

 

 

ASL I (American Sign Language I – Ages 12 thru 17) – Rita Torres

Students will learn how to carry everyday conversations with a Deaf person, understand basic ASL grammatical rules, begin learning sign to voice interpreting skills, and develop an awareness of Deaf culture values. Most interaction between students and teacher is in ASL. No previous signing experience is required for this course.

The class will meet for 90 minutes per week.  Tuition for this class is $250.00 per semester due on July 1st and December 1st or $55.00 per month for 10 months beginning July 1st with the final tuition payment due April 1st(tuition will be discounted for siblings enrolled in this class). There is a $15.00 supply fee per student also due July 1st.  Curriculum – Signing Naturally: Student Workbook, Units 1-6 (Book & DVDs) by Cheri Smith, 2008 Student Edition.  ISBN-13: 978-1581212105   Only one workbook and DVD is needed per family.  Please make payments payable to Rita Torres on the 1st of each month if paying monthly (a $10.00 late fee applies for tuition received on or after the 10th of the month). If paying per semester payments are to be received July 1st & December 1st.  Payments may be made in person, given to the Monitor on duty in study hall or mailed to her at the address below. Rita Torres can be contacted via cell: 281-210-9509 (TEXT MESSAGING ONLY) or via email: aslmyheartlanguage (at) gmail (dot) com.  Mail completed registration form and first month’s or first semester’s tuition, along with supply fee to:  Rita Torres, 15406 Winterhaven Dr, Tomball, TX  77377.

 

 

 ASL II (American Sign Language II – Ages 13 thru 18) – Rita Torres

We will continue our study of conversational signing, ASL grammatical rules (including non-manual markers, classifiers, and gesturing), and knowledge of Deaf culture values. In addition, the students will begin developing voice-to-sign interpreting and translate a song in ASL. Communication in the classroom is in ASL. 

The class will meet for 90 minutes per week.  Tuition for this class is $250.00 per semester due on July 1st and December 1st or $55.00 per month for 10 months beginning July 1st with the final tuition payment due April 1st(tuition will be discounted for siblings enrolled in this class). There is a $15.00 supply fee per student also due July 1st.  Curriculum – Signing Naturally: Student Workbook, Units 1-6 (Book & DVDs) by Cheri Smith, 2008 Student Edition. ISBN-13: 978-1581212105  Only one workbook and DVD is needed per family.  Please make payments payable to Rita Torres on the 1st of each month if paying monthly (a $10.00 late fee applies for tuition received on or after the 10th of the month). If paying per semester payments are to be received July 1st & December 1st.  Payments may be made in person, given to the Monitor on duty in study hall or mailed to her at the address below. Rita Torres can be contacted via cell: 281-210-9509 (TEXT MESSAGING ONLY) or via email: aslmyheartlanguage (at) gmail (dot) com.  Mail completed registration form and first month’s or first semester’s tuition, along with supply fee to:  Rita Torres, 15406 Winterhaven Dr, Tomball, TX  77377.

Mathematics

 

Switched on Schoolhouse Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra 2 - Susan Garrett

This curriculum is recommended for “non-math” and “math-minded” students alike.  It has proved to be successful with students who have previously had problems with other curricula. The curriculum requires each child to have the SOS computer program installed on his/her laptop, which will be used both at home and in class.  The student will progress at his/her own individual rate. Students will work on lessons in class; the teacher will preview the upcoming lessons or quiz for students, if necessary.    Mrs. Garrett will be available during the week by phone, text, or email to help if students have questions, or need extra help; students must be willing to contact Mrs. Garrett for this program to work well.   A timetable for completing the course in the school year will be given to students. However, there will be more emphasis on learning than on keeping exactly to the timeline.  Contact Mrs. Garrett before buying any Switched On Schoolhouse curriculum, as only certain editions will be used.   Class time will be 1 hour per week.  Tuition is $50 per month for 10 months.  A $10 supply fee for the year should be included with registration. Maximum class size will be 4 students per class period so that each student will receive individualized instruction. Completed registration form and first month's tuition and supply fee check made payable to Susan Garrett should be mailed to Mail registration form, tuition checks, and student fees to: Susan Garrett; 9614 Dornoch Dr., Spring, Tx. 77379Contact:  Susan Garrett at noteablelessons2[at]gmail[dot]com. Contact Mrs. Garrett before buying any Switched On Schoolhouse curriculum, as only certain editions will be used

Science

 

Apologia Biology – Grades 8-11 Chris Criswell

This course is designed to be your student's first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course taught from a Biblical worldview. The Apologia Biology Textbook is the curriculum of choice because it is written in an easy-to understand, conversational style, while maintaining academic rigor. This class provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology, providing your student with a strong background in: the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, Biblical creation and the theory of evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. This class will have a structured rhythm that is easy for students to follow, with clearly defined homework objectives. However, the classroom time will foster a creative and interactive environment with discussion style lectures. Labs will emphasize proper techniques as well as report writing skills, while maintaining an environment of exploration and wonder of creation. Module tests will be administered by a parent at home (to be returned for grading). Semester exams will be administered the last day of class each semester. Required text: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition & Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition Workbook (Apologia). All lab equipment and supplies will be provided. This is a weekly two hour class. The suggested age group for this class is grades 8-11. Cost is $55.00 per month and a one-time lab fee of $60 payable with registration. A one-time $60 student fee is due with registration. Expected Workload: 2-3 hours a week outside of class. For more information, contact Chris Criswell at (281)948-2208 ; email p91industries [at] gmail [dot] com. Mail registration forms to: 13615 Country Lane, Tomball, TX 77375; Make checks payable to P91 Industries or Chris Criswell.

 

 
 

Chemistry Lab – 10th-12th, college preparatory – 2.5 hours – Karen Garza

Apologia curriculum - Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd Edition

(USING 2ND EDITION – do not buy 3rd; Book set & companion CD available to rent)

PURCHASE - Scientific Calculator REQUIRED (Student brings calculator to EACH class); Book set (text + solutions manual) [Rental: $50, which includes $20 refundable deposit] & companion CD; PLUS Items on Supply List

2018-19: This course incorporates math with science.  A good working knowledge of algebra is needed.  It is a college and work force preparatory class that is formatted to train students accordingly.  The course is set up to help teach students how to learn and how to study.  It is challenging, but fosters teamwork and class unity.  Those who suffer together grow close!

TIME COMMITMENT: This course is challenging.  Per text – 45 to one hour per school day; however, it can vary greatly for each individual student.  This is one of the many things addressed at our Orientation.

ACCOUNTABILITY - A higher level of accountability is now incorporated into the course.  To maintain enrollment, students must follow through on weekly assignments.  A vital component of the course grade evaluation is following instructions and keeping work organized.  It begins at the required Student & Parent Orientation.  Our orientation is one week prior to classes starting.  Our orientation time is 2.5 hours and is typically held on the same day and at the same location as classes are scheduled.  This will be confirmed and a reminder sent.

There are 16 modules, which translate into 32 weeks of work to cover in 30 weeks, so students have a reading and work assignment to complete prior to our first class in the Fall AND Spring semester.

Students are given an outline of coursework required to complete as school work, which includes the student correcting and grading work that is turned in for review.  Participation in an approved science fair is optional for additional credit.  Another vital component is the student’s notebook where all of the course work is to be filed weekly.  Notebooks are a major part of the course.  Advice – Do not get behind!

The focus of the course is mastery of the subject and the best way to learn is to do; therefore two outside projects are incorporated.  The projects are a vital part of the course grade.  Students receive project packets, which include the scoring system and an outline of what work to accomplish each week.  The Fall semester project covers the Periodic Table then Building an Atom is the project for the Spring semester, which will also include a short presentation.  The course covers significant figures, units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws, and equilibrium.

Looking forward to our exciting adventure as we do this together!

Class size: Min. 8 students, max. 16.

Fees:  Due on the 1st, $55/month for 10 months + $70 one-time lab fee due with 1st month’s tuition + $30/semester building use fee (July & Jan.)   Payment is late after the 10th; $10 late fee charged.

Payment Options:  1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed on the first of the month July to April with July & Jan.  to include the $30 building fee & July to also include the $70 year lab fee); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month (Remember, include above fee(s) for July & Jan.); 3) Pay for entire year by semester ($375 = 1st semester + year lab fee + building fee - dated July 1, plus $305 = 2nd semester + lab fee - dated Dec 1st); 4) Mail each month’s payment to be received by the 1st (Remember, include above fee(s) for July & Jan.). 

Payment Mailing Address: Karen Garza, 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389

Contact: Karen Garza – 832.483.9643 (cell) or revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

CLASS WEB SITE: www.revelationscience.com; Schoology is used for assignments and communication

REGISTRATIONPlease fill out the Revelation Science Registration Form & mail with fees (tuition, lab, & building)

NOTE:  There is a required Student and Parent Orientation the week prior to class beginning.  It is typically held at the same time and location that the class is scheduled.  The orientation is to overview what is required for the year and to enable students to get their first assignment as well as meet their fellow lab students and set up their notebooks prior to class beginning. 

 

 

CSI: Forensic Science and Anatomy Grades 9-12 Robin McDonald

This class takes students through the basics of forensic science. It teaches them about evidence provided by blood, bites, fingerprints, blood spatter, handwriting, and fiber, while learning about forensic anatomy, psychology, chemistry, toxicology, ballistics, and even more! Students study forensic anthropology and archaeology as they learn about interesting historical situations, including the destruction of Pompeii, the murder of Ötzi the Ice Man, the fate of Franklin’s lost Arctic expedition, and the sinking of the Hunley, a Civil War submarine. Students learn how to create a criminal profile and study unsolved mysteries, lost in time. Classes focus on lecture, discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. Students are primarily graded on project-based assignments and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include topics like facial reconstruction, fingerprints, DNA extraction, blood spatter, murder mysteries, and interrogation techniques. Opportunities for extra credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses the book Forensic Science for Dummies, along with other supplements provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access to a computer and the internet is required. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a high school credit in Forensic Science (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.72d) and half a credit in Health/Science (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.72b). Cost:Ten payments of $50/month. This class also requires a one-time lab fee of $50, due with registration, and a student fee of $30/semester. Make checks payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

 

Astronomy and Space Science: From Stargazers to Starships Grades 8-10  Robin McDonald

Throughout history, people have told time and found direction from the sun, moon and stars. This class teaches astronomy, astrophysics, and aeronautics. Students learn about constellations, seasons, star navigation, visually observing the sky to understand timekeeping and navigation, and the Biblical purpose for the Sun, Moon and stars. Students study cosmology topics, including gravitational waves, black holes, nebulas, and dark matter. They will study aeronautics topics such as the history of flight, aerodynamics, rocket fundamentals, orbits and trajectories, and space exploration. Classes focus on lecture, discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. The class goes over chapter questions and answers, but students are primarily graded on project-based assignments, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include using a telescope and planetosphere, building a spectroscope, and viewing stars in the night sky. Opportunities for extra credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses the book Astronomy for Dummies, along with NASA and Civil Air Patrol materials provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access to a computer and the internet  is required. Upon successful completion, students will have a high school credit in Astronomy (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.33), and half a credit in Integrated Physics and Chemistry (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 112.38. Cost: Ten payments of $50/month. This class also requires a one-time lab fee of $50, due with registration and a student fee of $30/semester. Make checks payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

Apologia Physical Science   Grades 7-9 Robin McDonald

This class discusses earth science topics like the earth’s atmosphere, hydrosphere, weather, and structure; physics topics like energy, motion, Newton’s laws, gravity, and astrophysics; and chemistry topics like atoms, the periodic table, and an introduction to chemical equations. Classes focus on lecture, discussion, projects, and labs, as well as quarterly reviews/tests. The class goes over module questions and answers, but students are primarily graded on project-based assignments and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include testing rocks and minerals, cookie tectonics, non-Newtonian fluids, Physics Quest activities, simple machine demonstrations, designing an amusement park ride, and a few experiments from the book. Opportunities for extracredit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Physical Science, along with other supplements provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access to  computer and the internet is required, via the student or the parent. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be prepared to take a college-prep high school science curriculum of their choice. Cost: Ten payments of $50/month. This class also requires a one-time lab fee of $30, due with registration, and a student fee of $30/semester. Make checks payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

Veterinary and Wildlife Science  Grades 9-12  Robin McDonald

This class introduces students to veterinary and wildlife science, and includes topics such as small, large, and exotic animal medicine, infectious and non-infectious diseases, toxicology, and zoonotic diseases, among others. Students also learn about wildlife rehabilitation, studying animals as they relate to their environment and ecosystems. Students are primarily graded on project-based assignments and lab reports, which show mastery of the subject matter. Labs include actual and virtual animal dissections. Opportunities for extra credit are provided throughout the year for more advanced students. This class uses the 4H Veterinary Science curriculum, along with other supplements provided by the teacher. Assignments and grades are submitted through NEO, so access to a computer and the internet is required. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a high school credit in Veterinary Medical Applications (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Science 130.9). Cost: Ten payments of $50/month. This class also requires a one-time lab fee of $50, due with registration, and a student fee of $30/semester. Make checks payable to Robin McDonald and mail to Debbie Gott, 9614 Dornoch Dr, Spring, TX 77379. Contact Robin at 281-732-7063 or cosmic.education (at) att (dot) net.

 

Exploring Creation with Chemistry & Physics – 7th-8th – 2 hours – Karen Garza

Apologia curriculum - Exploring Creation with Chemistry & Physics Textbook & Notebooking Journal

PURCHASE: Textbook AND Notebooking Journal (Do NOT get the Junior level journal); PLUS Items on Supply List

2018-19: Discover the foundational elements of the universe and the building blocks of creation through our investigation of matter and energy utilizing Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics!  Come prepared to explore through reading, labs, discussions, and projects as we discover the invisible world of chemistry and the forces behind physics.  Junior high science is meant to ignite the imagination about the “behind the scenes” perspective of science and that is our goal!

Students begin by delving into the basic building blocks of creation - atoms and molecules, and then journey through simple chemicals, the laws of motion, and energy in its many forms, before discovering concepts of electricity and magnetism.  All the while, God will be glorified as the Master Designer of all that they are discovering about the world and how it works. 

This course includes notebooking!  The separate notebooking journal is required.  It features:  Templates for completing the notebooking activities; Review questions for each lesson, which can be answered orally or in writing as a written narration; Scripture copywork, with both print and cursive practice; "More to Explore" ideas for each lesson; Full-color, lapbook-style "Miniature Books"; and Final review questions.

Schoology is the platform used for assignments and communication between the teacher and student, so access to a computer and printer are essential to this class. 

TIME COMMITMENT: This course is narrative in nature and follows the Charlotte Mason approach, which includes narrative and copy work to be done at home.  At our required Student and Parent Orientation, students and parents will come away with a better understanding of their part in this journey of exploration.  There will be aspects of the curriculum that are part of our course and others that are available as options to enhance and deepen your experience with the topics covered.  Each student may have different time commitments needed to complete the work, based on their particular skill set.  It generally takes six weeks to fall into a routine and determine the time allotment needed for your student to do their best in this course.

ACCOUNTABILITY - A higher level of accountability is incorporated into the course.  To maintain enrollment, students must follow through on weekly assignments.  A vital component of the course grade evaluation is following instructions and keeping work organized.  It begins at the required Student & Parent Orientation.  Our orientation is one week prior to classes starting.  Our orientation time is 2.5 hours and is typically held on the same day and at the same location as classes are scheduled.  This will be confirmed and a reminder sent.

Schoology is the platform used for assignments and communication between the teacher and student, so access to a computer and printer are essential to this class. 

Looking forward to our exciting adventure as we do this together!

Class size: Min. 8 students, max. 14.

Fees:  Due on the 1st, $50/month for 10 months + $60 one-time lab fee due with 1st month’s tuition + $30/semester building use fee (July & Jan.)   Payment is late after the 10th; $10 late fee charged.

Payment Options:  1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed on the first of the month (July to April with July & Jan.  to include the $30 building fee & July to also include the $60 year lab fee); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month (Remember, include above fee(s) for July & Jan.); 3) Pay for entire year by semester ($375 = 1st semester + year lab fee + building fee - dated July 1, plus $305 = 2nd semester + lab fee - dated Dec 1st); 4) Mail each month’s payment to be received by the 1st (Remember, include above fee(s) for July & Jan.). 

Payment Mailing Address: Karen Garza, 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389.

Contact: Karen Garza – 832-483-9643 (cell) or revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.

CLASS WEB SITE: www.RevelationScience.com; Schoology is used for assignments and communication

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the Revelation Science Registration Form & mail with fees. (tuition, lab, & building fee)

NOTE:  There is a required Student and Parent Orientation the week prior to class beginning.  It is typically held at the same time and location that the class is scheduled.  The orientation is to overview what is required for the year and to enable students to get their first assignment as well as meet their fellow lab students and set up their notebooks prior to class beginning. 

This critical meeting establishes the student’s school year and the parents’ role in it. 

Details are still being worked out, since this is a Monday class and we start a week earlier than the other classes.  When finalized it will be posted on www.RevelationScience.com & emailed to registered families.

 

Elementary Science  (4th-5th grade) Kimberly King

The purpose of this class is to prepare students for middle school science courses. We will learn about plants, insects, mammals, light, the earth, sea, solar system, electricity, magnetism, engines, weather, geology and animal classification with a focus on vertebrates. The scientific method will be covered in detail throughout the course. 

Expectations: Class time will include a short lecture (with instruction on how to take notes), videos, worksheets, class presentations, team activities, games, mapping activities, binder organization, and/or labs which will be comprised of making electric circuits, weather instruments, animal coloring pages and classification charts, using a microscope to study animal parts, etc.  The class will meet once a week for 1 ¼ hours. 

Requirements: Students will have two to four 30-45 minute assignments to complete at home each week.

Supplies: Students will need to have two texts:  Investigating God’s World, 4th edition, and Enjoying Good Health.  This is the Abeka 5th grade science text.  A binder with three dividers, paper and colored pencils are also required.

Payments: The class is $450 for the year (10-$45 payments, July through April), as well as a building use fee of $30 per semester.  A $40 lab fee is also due with the first payment. 

Mail registrations forms and payments to Kim King, 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball, 77377. Please contact Kim with any questions at kimking0121 [at] icloud [dot] com or call 281-750-6509.

 

Earth Science  (6th-8th)  Kimberly King

The purpose of this class is to prepare students for high school earth and space science. All of the earth, its atmosphere, and galaxy will be studied including: geology, earthquakes and volcanoes; soil, minerals, rocks, and fossils; erosion, oceanography, and weather as well as the atmosphere and space including planets, asteroids, comets, stars, and galaxies. The scientific method will be covered in detail throughout the course. 

Expectations: Class time will include a short lecture (with instruction on how to take notes), videos, worksheets, class presentations, team activities, games, mapping activities, binder organization, and/or labs. The class will meet once a week for 1 ¼ hours. 

Requirements: Students will have two to four 45-60 minute assignments to complete at home each week.

Supplies: The primary text is Abeka’s 8th grade Science: Earth and Space.  Students will also need a binder with three dividers, a pen, a pencil, lined paper and colored pencils. 

Payments: The class is $450 for the year (10-$45 payments from July through April), as well as a building use fee of $30 per semester. A one-time $45 lab fee is also due with the first payment.

Mail registrations forms and payments to Kim King, 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball, 77377. Please contact Kim with any questions  at kimking0121 [at] icloud [dot] com or call 281-750-6509.

 

 

Reading/Spelling

 

Elementary Spelling and Reading Comprehension – Kimberly King

This class uses basic phonetic spellings, reliable patters and rules to learn to spell a high percentage of words.  Spelling is a skill that needs to be taught formally since students do not always automatically acquire the patterns of language naturally.  The same knowledge will also reinforce patterns for reading.  We will be using MCI Aqua for reading and Logic of English Essentials Second Edition.

Expectations: We will spend 30 minutes of each class doing oral language and listening comprehension exercises to help address processing and oral language disorders. We will learn spelling rules and how to use them in writing.  Then we will spend 30 minutes working on reading comprehension. The class will be 1 hour.

Requirements: Students are to practice spelling words on their own how ever they best learn. (Visually, Auditory, or Kinesthetic)  Occasionally, there will be worksheets to help reinforce what we learn. The homework for reading will be 2-3 days a week for about 20-30 minutes.

Supplies: Spelling journal (purchased through me $6.00), index cards, index card holder, MCI Comprehension Aqua (purchase through me $25.00), small 3-ringed binder, and notebook paper.

Payments: The class is $400 for the year (10-$40 payments from July through April), as well as a building use fee of $30 per semester

.  Parent help will be needed at home to get the most out of this course.  

Registration and payments should be mailed to Kimberly King 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball 77377. She can be contacted at kimking0121 [at] icloud [dot] com or call 281-750-6509

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