MIDDLE 

SCHOOL

3rd - 5th grade

Discovery learning is still emphasized with upper 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.

UPPER

ELEMENTARY LEVEL

IEW Writing: All Things Fun & Fascinating 

Tuesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Humorous characters, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history will captivate students as they learn to write with structure and style. Practice note taking, summarizing narratives, creative writing from pictures, and even crafting a mini research report. We believe that developing a love for and understanding of good writing is one of the  most important things you can do as a homeschooling parent for your young child, and we are here to come alongside you in that effort! 

Instructor: Denise Troxel

Adventures in Science 

Tuesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Utilizing the HMH Science Fusion General Science curriculum, this engaging and dynamic curriculum includes hands-on labs, a colorful student workbook, and promotes a deep understanding of early science concepts. Students will engage in investigation, asking questions, drawing conclusions, and sharing their findings with the class. We will have a variety of fun activities, including: science nature walks, class presentations, and more. 

Instructor: Denise Troxel

Spanish I

Wednesdays, 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Did you know that 79% of North American job recruiters cite the ability to speak Spanish as today's employers' most-demanded skill? Do your child a service by encouraging them to explore this foreign language while they are still young! Our  Editorial Difusión Curriculum appeals to all different kinds of learners, and includes a colorful book that presents grammar and vocabulary within cultural context. Students will have the opportunity to use their linguistic skills through a variety of fun games, presentations, online and class activities. We will also learn about and experience the cultural celebrations and food of Latin America and Spain. Placement test required.

Instructor: Shirley DeCicco

Journey Through Art

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Students will set off on an imaginary journey, visiting artists and learning about different styles and art movements every step of the way! We will learn to see the historic world of art through our own eyes, while demonstrating an understanding of art concepts and principles in our unique creative works. Students will be guided on their journey and taught various techniques, but it will be up to them to fill in the details of their own Journey Through Art!

Instructor: Patricia Storey

Western Music History & Appreciation (5th-8th graders)

Wednesdays, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Take a trip through time as we learn about the styles, composers, and pieces of Western Music from European and American traditions! We'll take time to absorb the distinct and exciting elements of each style, from the Gregorian chant, to classical, to rock, jazz, and everything in between! It's been shown that when you decide to simply push PLAY, you are actually improving your child's emotional well-being, language and reasoning skills, academic attentiveness, memorization abilities, ear for pitch and tone, sense of discipline, creativity, and even their SAT scores. Get ready to join us on this adventure to appreciate music in a new way! 

Instructor: Christian Humcke

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