Our Classes: Spring 2021

Cultivating Excellence   Defending Truth

Elementary Grades Science

Human Anatomy: Major Body Systems (we will not cover the reproductive system)

Electricity and Magnetism: Power, Conductors, Insulators, Resistors; Magnetic Fields; Generators; Circuit Building

Science Courses
Kids with Capes

Elementary Language Arts and Grammar

Basic Sentence Diagramming, Parts of Speech Review, Comprehensive unit on Book Reports, Reading Comprehension, Editing

Author Studies focusing on Vivid Verbs, Problem/Solution, Writing Your Own Book unit, Personal Stories, Crafting Character and Setting

Elementary History

American History: Pioneers- 2000's

Pioneers and Westward Expansion; Industrialists and Inventions; Dawning of the 20th Century; WWI; Woman's Suffrage; Great Depression and Dust Bowl; Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight; WWII; Civil Rights Movement; Space Age; Roe vs Wade; Middle East Conflict

Girl in Class

Elementary Literature and Book Club

Books covered this semester include:

Sarah Plain and Tall

Sounder

Bud, Not Buddy

Watson's Go to Birmingham

Reading
Children at School

Middle Grades Language Arts

Parts of Speech Review and Usage; Basics of Sentence Diagramming; What Makes Writing Great unit; Research Papers unit

Middle Grades Literature and Poetry 

Literature is taught in a Book Club format with discussion and some presentations.

Focus: Across Five Aprils

Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry

Poetry focuses on comprehension and analysis, appreciation, and writing projects

Boy Raising Hand

Middle Grades Science

Human Anatomy: Major Body Systems, an in depth look

**Please note that the male and female reproductive system will be covered using The Theology of the Body for middle grades.

Chest Cavity
Teen study group

Middle Grades History

American History: Pioneer-2000's

In depth studies on some of the following topics:

Pioneers and Westward Expansion; Industrialists and Inventions; Dawning of the 20th Century; WWI; Woman's Suffrage; Great Depression and Dust Bowl; Lindbergh's Trans-Atlantic Flight; WWII; Civil Rights Movement; Space Age; Roe vs Wade; Middle East Conflict

Middle Grades Electives

Taught in short units of study. May include the following topics:

Creative Writing

Study Skills

Life Skills

Finance

STEAM

Home Economics

Teacher and Students in Science Class

Music Classes

In addition to learning songs in choir, we will also learn healthy singing technique, music theory, and some music history.

 

Voice for Life, a program within the Royal School of Church Music is:

A structured guide to vocal training

•  Based on graded targets with informal assessment

•  Designed for use in schools, churches, and other community choirs

•  Easy to use with a clear layout

Children Singing in a Choir