2019 - 2020 Course Descriptions, The Woodlands Campus
 

Art

Christian Worldview

College Test Prep/Study Skills

Composition / Literature / Grammar

Computer Technology

Geography / History

Language

Mathematics

Reading/Spelling

Science

 

 

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Art  
 

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 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 Year 1 - High School 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 one-time $60 student fee are 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

Composition / Literature / Grammar

 

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 sentences, 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 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. There is also a $15 one-time fee (due with registration) to cover prizes for the 2nd semester essay contest.

    *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 Shelly Burdick

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. Students will also be expected to read at least one assigned longer
works of literature (novel, play, etc.) independently each semester. We will study works
from various genres and classify them according to their literary time periods. Critical
reading comprehension skills will be learned and practiced as we 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 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, grammar review is also incorporated.
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, payable to Shelly Burdick. The literature and writing handbooks will be provided by the teacher for a one-time rental fee of $55. This fee will be due on the first day of class when the textbooks are issued. You may send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Shelly Burdick, 16727 Boothill Road, Stagecoach, Texas 77355. You may contact Shelly by email at: burdickshelly [at] yahoo [dot] com. You can call or text her at (936) 697-2329.


Class supplies: 2 - 3 ring binders, each with a set of 5 pocket dividers
1- pack of loose leaf paper to keep behind dividers, replenished as needed.
1- red, blue and black pen, replaced as needed.

 

The Bridge Writing and Literature-- Year 2 Grades: 10-12 Shelly Burdick

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 Shelly Burdick, 16727 Boothill Road, Stagecoach, TX 77355.  You may contact Shelly by email at: burdickshelly [at] yahoo [dot] com. You can call or text her at (936) 697-2329.

Class supplies: 2 - 3 ring binders, each with a set of 5 pocket dividers

1 - pack loose leaf paper to keep behind dividers, replenished as needed

1 - red, blue and black pen, replaced as needed

 

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 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. (Merriam-Webster is required to compete with other students. Get the bigger one if possible.

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. Class attendance is important. Even though this is a Intermediate class, missing class time is discouraged as it slows your students progress with the assignments.

Expectations: Class time will be 1 hour and 15 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). A one-time $60 building fee is also required with the first payment.

Mail registration and payments to Kimberly King, 19206 Paradise Summit, Tomball, TX  77377 Contact Kim with any questions at kimberlyking0121 [at] gmail [dot] com or call 281-750-6509.


High School Grammar — John Garrett

To help stem the stigma of “poor grammar” and to equip our homeschoolers for a better chance to obtain jobs and perform better in college, this course will cover basic grammar, mechanics, and usage of standard English. Abeka’s Grammar and Composition, Work-Text IV (available at www.abeka.com) is the textbook. This is a consumable text, i.e. students will write their answers in the book. Do NOT, however, purchase the textbook until you have been informed that the class has made. Mr. Garrett requires a minimum of five students for the class to be taught. The course is open to 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who wish to improve their grammar skills. The course will focus on the skills the students are weakest in and move from there. The instructor will administer a grammar diagnostic test on the first day of class to ascertain the students’ strengths and weaknesses. Time permitting, there will also be a composition component to the course. Students will apply what they’ve learned in writing sentences, paragraphs, and essays. For further, crucial information, please click on this link: garrettedservices.weebly.com.

Cost is $66 a month ($6 for building fee). In addition, there is a $30 materials and supplies fee per semester for this course. 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. Send tuition checks made out to John Garrett to 26384 N Reids Prairie Rd, Waller, TX 77484-3558. For additional information, please contact John Garrett at 281-352-0674 or email him at GarrettEdServices (at) gmail (dot) com.

College Test Prep/Study Skills

College Entrance Exam Preparation & 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.

 

Computer Technology

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® Technology Education- Computer Applications  –  Dawn Romaguera

Using curriculum that is professionally written by educators, students are introduced to technology skills appropriate for their age level. They will acquire computer literacy skills that will not only be a benefit for other classes, but will also give them an excellent foundation as they progress in our technology driven world.

Topics include Keyboarding, basic computer operation, Word Processing using Microsoft Word, Multimedia using Microsoft PowerPoint, Spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel, as well as Computer Graphics, Website creation, and an intro to coding/programming.

Classroom computer provided for each student. For more details contact: Dawn Romaguera at 936-689-2720 or dromag1 [at] gmail [dot] com.

Tuition:  $255.00 per semester or $55.00 per month. (Paid July-April)

Registration: Send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dawn Romaguera, 115 Green Gables Ct., The Woodlands, TX  77382.

 

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

Learn to understand the basics of computer programming in both 2D and 3D environments while creating video games and computer animations. Students will use critical thinking skills to solve problems and make decisions.

This course uses 5 to 6 different computer software programs—using both typed code and building blocks of code. Students are also introduced to the world of interactive electronics when programming a circuit board connected to the computer to make motors spin, LED’s blink, and music play.

Throughout the course, the following programming concepts are stressed: Sequences, iterations (looping), conditional statements (if-then, and if-then-else) including nested if statements, variables, arrays (lists), events, coordination and synchronization, Boolean logic (true/false, and, or, not), parallel execution.

 

Classroom computer provided for each student. For more details contact: Dawn Romaguera at 936-689-2720 or dromag1 [at] gmail [dot] com. 

Tuition:  $255.00 per semester or $55.00 per month. (Paid July-April)

Registration: Send completed registration form and first month’s tuition to Dawn Romaguera, 115 Green Gables Ct., The Woodlands, TX  77382.

 

COMPUTER EXPLORERS® Technology Education-Advanced Computer Applications and Programming - Dawn Romaguera 

This course is intended as a continuation for students who have completed the beginner Computer Explorers Courses. Advanced topics in applications and programming will be covered.

In addition, instruction in App Design and Creation as well as 3-D Design and printing will be included.

Tuition:  $255.00 per semester or $55.00 per month. (Paid July-April)

Supply fee: $20 per semester

Registration: Send completed registration form, first month’s tuition, and supply fee to Dawn Romaguera, 115 Green Gables Ct., The Woodlands, TX  77382.  

Geography / History

 

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 $55 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 @ $55.00 each and a $15.00 materials fee for each semester. 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

ASL I (American Sign Language I) – Rita Torres

Grades: 7th - 12th

Prerequisites: none       

Teacher: Rita Torres


Contact Info:  aslmyheartlanguage@gmail.com 

Curriculum: Book - Signing Naturally 1-6

Provided by the teacher: None

Purchased by parents: Lined paper notebook, and drawing notebook.    

          Book: Book: Signing Naturally 1-6   ***URL to order book: www.dawnsign.com


Tuition: $550 / year or $55 per month ( August - April ) Payable by check or cash

Supply Fee:  $15.00

 The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration. 

Late Fee: $10.00

Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30

Class minimum: 5

Class maximum: 12


Details:

The students will learn how to carry everyday conversations with a Deaf person, understand basic ASL grammatical rules (facial expressions, body language, body shifting/direct address, listing, eye gaze, classifiers, some mouth morphemes, and gesturing), begin learning sign to voice interpreting skills, develop an awareness of Deaf culture values, and sign a song translated into ASL. They will also record themselves signing for major grades

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 2 (American Sign Language 2) – Rita Torres

7th - 12th grade

Prerequisites: ASL 1 and evaluation      

Teacher: Rita Torres

Contact Info:  aslmyheartlanguage@gmail.com 

Curriculum: Book - signing Naturally 7-12
Provided by the teacher: None
Purchased by parents: Lined paper notebook, and drawing notebook.    
Book: Signing Naturally 7-12 ***URL to order book: www.dawnsign.com

Tuition: $550 / year or $55 per month ( August - April ) Payables by check or cash 
Supply Fee: $15.00

The first month’s tuition and supply fee are due with registration.
Late Fee: $10.00
Drop fee: Two months tuition after Sept. 30 

Class minimum:5
Class maximum: 10

Details:
This class is a continuation of the American Sign Language I class (prerequisite ASL I or teacher approval by evaluation). We will continue our study and practice of conversational signing, ASL grammatical rules (including non-manual markers, classifiers, direct address, and gesturing), sign to voice interpreting skills, and knowledge of Deaf culture values. Instead of signing songs translated into ASL, the students will each translate and present their own song in class. In addition, we'll learn Christian vocabulary, develop additional numerical vocabulary (which is very elaborate in ASL), and begin learning voice to sign interpreting skills.

Intro to Spanish (Grades 6 - 8) Maricruz Woelfel

The goal of this class is to introduce students to the Spanish language and to prepare them for Spanish at a high school level. A variety of Spanish aspects will be included in each lesson, such as reading and comprehension, conversation, audio/visual, writing, vocabulary, grammar, games and activities. Bible scriptures and cultural information, as well as study maps, crafts, games and/or snacks for 11 Spanish speaking countries will be included. Instruction will be given in both English and Spanish. Students will work on a lesson before class and then review it and practice conversation in class. There will be a small multiple choice online quiz due after each chapter.

The teacher created textbook is included in the one-time fee. Class meets once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please allow about 2 hours per week to study and complete assignments. Although this class is not intended for high school credit, it covers almost the same topics included in a high school Spanish 1 course, but at a much easier pace.

Cost:

$30 per semester facility fee, due with first month's tuition

$40 one-time supply fee (textbook, crafts and snacks), due with first month's tuition

$40 monthly tuition (10 months: July-April)

Paid fees are non-refundable. Mail registration and payments (fees and tuition) payable to Maricruz Woelfel, 14090 FM 2920 Rd. Suite G – 302, Tomball, TX 77377 Email Mrs. Woelfel at maricruz [dot] woelfel [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

Spanish 1 (Grades 9 - 12)  Maricruz Woelfel

This class will cover several aspects of the Spanish language (pronunciation, conversation skills, reading and comprehension, writing, and grammar rules). Students don't need to have previous Spanish knowledge. During class, grammar concepts will be reviewed as needed but the main goal will be to acquire the language through conversation and oral activities. Bible scriptures and songs that apply to each chapter will be incorporated into the lesson. Instruction will be given in both English and Spanish and transition more into Spanish as the class progresses.

Curriculum: McGraw Hill Dos Mundos 6th edition by Terrell, Andrade, Egasse, Munoz.

Textbook: ISBN 9780073046075

Workbook: ISBN 9780073030913

This higher education curriculum will be divided into three years of high school instruction. Spanish 1 will cover the first six chapters (A-C and 1-3) of the textbook. All audio and video required for this class are available for free on McGraw Hill's website.

Class meets once a week for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please allow 4-5 hours per week to study and complete assignments.

Cost:

$30 per semester facility fee,  due with first month's tuition

$20 one-time supply fee (supplemental copies and exams), due with first month's tuition

$45 monthly tuition (July-April)

Paid fees are non-refundable. Mail registration and payments (fees and tuition) payable to Maricruz Woelfel, 14090 FM 2920 Rd. Suite G – 302, Tomball, TX 77377 Email Mrs. Woelfel at maricruz [dot] woelfel [at] gmail [dot] com.

 

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 $55 per month for 10 months.  A $15 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. 77379 Contact:  Susan Garrett at noteablelessons2 [at] gmail [dot] com or (281)844-1667.  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.

 

Apologia Advanced Biology-The Human body (Anatomy/Physiology) – Grades 10-12 Andrea Criswell

Available only at Tomball HIS Campus - This is an in-depth study of the 11 major systems of the body. Combined with Exploring Creation With Biology, it gives the student the equivalent of an entire Biology Advanced placement (AP) curriculum. This course includes three types of labs: microscope labs with prepared slides of various human tissues, mammal organ dissection labs, and coloring book exercises from The Kaplan Coloring Book 5th edition.  Use of this beautifully illustrated coloring book is one of the best ways to learn and memorize anatomical details and nomenclature.  Students will be given a syllabus that is broken down into four school days plus the class day, with clear objectives for each of those days. Students will be expected to come to class having read the assigned reading and fully participate in class as we interact and discuss the week’s lesson. They will learn to take notes using the Cornell note taking method. Every other week module tests will be administered, by a parent at home, (to be returned for grading) except for semester exams, which will be administered the last day of class each semester. All lab equipment and supplies will be provided.

Books: Apologia Advanced Biology 2nd Edition-The Human Body textbook by Shannon & Yunis and the Kaplan Coloring book 5th edition.

Costs: 10 payments of $55 each (July-April), a one-time lab fee of $65 due with the first month’s tuition, and a one-time building fee of $60. Make tuition/lab/building fee checks payable to P91 Industries. Mail registrations and payments to 13615 Country Lane Tomball, TX. 77375.

Drop date for this class is October 1st; afterwards full year’s tuition will be expected. (Lab fee not reimbursed).  A late fee of $10 will be attached to your monthly tuition if paid past the 1st class of the month.

     Contact: Andrea Criswell 281-650-3816 or acriswell73 [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions regarding the class or payments.

 

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.

 

Integrated Physics & Chemistry (IPC) – 8th-9th – 2 hours – Karen Garza

John Hudson Tiner – The World of Chemistry AND The World of Physics

PURCHASE: Above 2 Textbooks + 2 Supplemental Questions books below; PLUS Items on IPC Supply List (click link below)

World of Chemistry Supplemental Student Questions, 2nd Edition

World of Physics Supplemental Student Questions, 2nd Edition

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ffetjtee2h5b3rm/19-20%20STUDENT%20Supply%20List%20for%20IPC%20-%20GARZA.pdf?dl=0

2019-20: This course will take a journey through chemistry in the Fall and then continue with physics in the Spring.  Our chemistry text is described by the author in the following manner.  “Chemistry is an amazing branch of science that affects us every day yet few people realize it, or even give it much thought.  Without chemistry, there would be nothing made of plastic, there would be no rubber tires, no tin cans, no televisions, no microwave ovens, or something as simple as wax paper.”  Moving on to physics, each concept is clearly explained with text that speaks in layman’s' terms, and illustrates each concept with examples from history and real life. Students will learn about the laws, principles and effects of physics throughout our universe.  This is a great foundation to prepare your student.

This class is offered to 8th to 9th grade students.  The text is engaging and the labs re-enforce what is presented.  Labs are fun and all about team activities.  Their success is based on participation, so since our labs are 2-hours, the only way to get the most out of our time is for every student to come excited, prepared, and with a team-minded attitude.  To do this and in order to stay enrolled in the class, ALL students are required to fulfill their responsibilities of work assigned, some of which include reading assignments, vocabulary, self-grading, review questions, and projects.  This will help your student be prepared for each lab and allow all involved to get the most out of our time together. 

Grading will focus on following directions and completion of assignments in order to help teach a valuable life skill that will also assist students in their future academics.  Notebook organization will be included in this evaluation.

Required Student & Parent Orientation:  Our orientation is one week prior to classes starting.  Our orientation time is 2 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 the Internet, 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. 16.

Fees:  July-April; Due on the 1st, $50/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 $60 yearly 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 ½ year – July 1st $350 (½ year tuition + year lab fee + building fee) & December 1st $280 (2nd ½ year + building fee)

4) Mail each month’s payment to be received by the 1st (Remember, include above fee(s) for July & Jan.). 

NOTE: The first payment must include the year lab fee & semester building fee to reserve spot. 

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

Payment Mailing Address: 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  

CLASS COMMUNICATION & ASSIGNMENT – Internet needed: Schoology is the platform used.

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the Revelation Science Registration Form & mail with fees. (2 mos. tuition, lab fee & building fee)

REQUIRED:  There is a required Student and Parent Orientation one week prior to class beginning.  It is held at the same time the class is scheduled & typically same location. 

The Orientation is to overview what is required for the year & to enable students to get their first assignment plus meet their fellow lab students & set up their notebooks prior to class starting. 

This critical meeting establishes the student’s school year & 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.

 

Life Science Lab – 6th-8th – 2 hours – Karen Garza

A Beka curriculum - Science 7: Order and Design – 2nd edition

PURCHASE: Book + TEXT Answer Key; PLUS, Items on Life Science Supply List (click link below)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q2v2bd1kdaeqcox/19-20%20STUDENT%20Supply%20List%20for%20LIFE%20SCIENCE-GARZA.pdf?dl=0

2019-20: Life Science is a phenomenal way to get an overview of the different aspects of the living creatures and plants that God created and put on this earth.  The A Beka Science 7: Order and Design – 2nd EDITION introduces plant features and flower families.  It also builds upon the systems of the body and how all these systems work together to help our bodies function.  The text teaches about marsupials and other mammals; flight motions of birds; types of scales on fish; dinosaurs and similar types of reptiles; and the anatomy of amphibians. Included to read are discussions about the helpful aspects of insects, classifications within microbiology, and functions of forests.  Features incorporated: Section and Chapter Reviews, bold terms (vocab), over 250 labeled pictures and charts, and prompts for investigations and demonstrations to show how all of these living elements work together within God’s wonderful world. (Text details from Christianbook website)

This class is offered to 6th to 8th grade students.  The text is engaging and the labs re-enforce what is presented.  Labs are fun and all about team activities.  Their success is based on participation, so since our labs are 2 hours, the only way to get the most out of our time is for every student to come excited, prepared, and with a team-minded attitude.  To do this, ALL students are required to fulfill their responsibilities and be prepared for each lab in order to stay enrolled in the class. 

Grading will focus on following directions and completion of assignments in order to help teach a valuable life skill that will also assist students in their future academics.

Required Student & Parent Orientation:  Our orientation is one week prior to classes starting.  Our orientation time is 2 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 the Internet, 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. 16.

Fees:  July-April; Due on the 1st, $45/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 yearly 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 ½ year – July 1st $315 (½ year tuition + year lab fee + building fee) & December 1st $255 (2nd ½ year + building fee)

4) Mail each month’s payment to be received by the 1st (Remember, include above fee(s) for July & Jan.). 

NOTE: The first payment must include the year lab fee & semester building fee to reserve spot. 

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

Payment Mailing Address: 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  

CLASS COMMUNICATION & ASSIGNMENT – Internet needed: Schoology is the platform used.

REGISTRATION: Please fill out the Revelation Science Registration Form & mail with fees (2 mos. tuition + 2 fees).

REQUIRED:  There is a required Student and Parent Orientation one week prior to class beginning.  It is held at the same time the class is scheduled & typically same location. 

The Orientation is to overview what is required for the year & to enable students to get their first assignment plus meet their fellow lab students & set up their notebooks prior to class starting. 

This critical meeting establishes the student’s school year & 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 grade) Kimberly King

The purpose of this class is to prepare students for intermediate school science courses. We will learn about plants (leaves, germination), insects (how they communicate), geology (earths layers), matter (water, air, weather), energy (sounds and hearing), birds, and many other topics.

Expectations: Class time will include a short lecture, videos, worksheets, class presentations, team activities, games, and/or labs which will be comprised of animal coloring pages and classification charts, experiments that help student better understand the topic, etc.  The class will meet once a week for 1 ¼ hours. 

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

Supplies: Students will need to have two texts:  Understanding God’s World, 4th edition, and Developing Good Health.  This is the Abeka 4th grade science text.  A binder 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 one-time building use fee of $60.  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 kimberlyking0121 [at] gmail [dot] com you can also text 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 kimberlyking0121 [at] gmail [dot] com or call 281-750-6509.

Class attendance is important. Missing class time is discouraged as it slows your students progress with the assignments

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