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Discovery learning is still emphasized with  elementary students, as classes become more specialized. Students in this grade level should be able to read and perform basic writing skills. Some classes will require weekly homework assignments. Students may need to purchase books or additional resources.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Art with the Masters (1st to 3rd graders)

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Students will be inspired with hands-on art activities that explore the styles and techniques used by famous art Masters. In this early elementary-level art class, childhood creative curiosity will be nurtured, and learning will look like play! Students will be introduced to the elements and principles of design, exposed to a variety of art materials, encouraged to experiment, learn by doing, all while acquiring the skills and techniques needed to create their own original works of art!

Instructor: Patricia Storey

Science Discoveries (1st to 3rd graders)

Tuesdays, 12:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Discover this introductory science course for elementary-aged students, building on skills and concepts learned in our previous year’s Science Sleuths class, but also serving as a stand-alone course that welcomes new sleuths! Students will use the HMH Science Dimensions Curriculum, learning scientific concepts through being curious and asking questions about the natural world, making observations, and sharing ideas. Skills are learned through hands-on activities, simple experiments, and inquiry-driven explorations. Topics include: the scientific method, rocks and minerals, earth science, weather, ecosystems, and properties of matter. In all our studies of the natural world and its processes, we will be drawn to the praise of our Creator whose creation bears witness to Him!

Instructor: Betsy Ferrer

Science Adventures (4th to 5th graders)

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Come join the adventure as we explore the wonders of science! We will learn about plants, animals and ecosystems, matter and energy, earth weather, and space. We'll do some fun experiments together, and learn how to use the scientific method. Weekly homework, and occasional outside projects will be required for this upper-elementary science class. 

Instructor: Kim Torquato

Journey Through Art (4th to 7th graders)

Wednesdays, 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm

In this combined elementary and middle school art class, students will set off on an imaginary journey to different countries. There they will visit different artists and learn about their styles, art movements, and art techniques. Students will be taught drawing skills to help them become art journal keepers. They will be guided on their journey and use the skills they learned to create their own original artwork.

Instructor: Patricia Storey

WriteSteps Writing (3rd to 5th graders)

Thursdays, 12:45 pm - 3:15 pm

In this class, students will grow as writers as we read and write together. We will develop the steps of the writing process through directed practice and literature study, incorporating mechanics, grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. Students will read a variety of genres, including narrative, biography, plays, poetry, informational and persuasive writing, and begin to incorporate key characteristics of each in their writing. Students will identify setting, characters, and plot structures and begin to create these as they write with increasing fluency and stamina. We will use the Brave Writer curriculum, supplemented by Wordly Wise vocabulary work and a variety of literature. 

Instructor: Betsy Ferrer