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  • Little Arrows Pre-K / Kinder (8:30-3:30)

    Arrow Program: Little Arrows
    *Little Arrows is ONLY for the children of Arrow teachers/leadership and the younger siblings of Arrow students.
    We are thrilled to offer a class targeted toward our littlest Arrow learners!  Little Arrows will be a developmentally appropriate and play-based program for our pre-K & Kindergarten students, aged 4-5. Our goal is to provide an environment that allows each child to create, investigate, and learn using our hands-on approach of art, singing songs, nature study, and reading rich- classical literature. We look forward to spending time with you Little Arrow next year!
    Teacher:  Sarah Groover
    Curriculum: Before Five in a Row is a rich treasury of creative ideas that help you gently, consistently prepare your children for the lifelong adventure of learning. We will be using this curriculum throughout the year at home and in the classroom each week. Please feel free to purchase or check out the books from the local library. As of right now, I plan to read through the books in the order they are listed in curriculum. The first 6 books are : Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?, Yellow Ball, My Blue Boat, The Little Rabbit, Ask Little Bear, and Blueberries for Sal. There are 24 books total. I purchased my copy of Before Five in a Row on Amazon.

    Class Day: Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Supply Fee: $50
    Max Students: 10

Grade 1st

  • Nature Study – 4th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    Course Description:  The goal of this Nature Study class is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around us. We will learn more about the world God made through the lens of creation, and explore the many details our Creator so intricately formed! Your child will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors each class period and engage in hands-on activities. During the nature walks, we will document our journeys through sketching, painting, and writing. We will incorporate things such as books, art, crafts, and games to learn more about our topic each week. There will be 2 small presentations throughout the year that will be very casual and fun for the kids! There will not be weekly homework in this class.

    Teacher: Krista King

    Expectations: There is no homework for this class. There 1 presentation each semester

    Grade Levels: 1st – 3rd

    Max Students:  12

  • Rhythm & Melody – 3rd Pd (1st – 2nd)

    Course Description: This class is a comprehensive deepdive into the workings of music that builds on each student’s natural intuitive musicality. We combine both practical and theoretical aspects of music into a cohesive format to give students confidence in music. Students will explore music from a holistic approach learning about melody; harmony, rhythm, theory and much more!

    NOTE: Lunch for 1st/2nd graders will automatically be added to your cart when you add this 3rd period class. If you don’t wish for your student to stay for lunch, just “x” out “Friday Lunch (1-2)” from your cart when it’s time for check out. Thank you!

    Teacher:  Ampersand Music

    Max Students: 12

  • Art – 2nd Pd Friday (1st – 2nd)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD
    Curriculum:  TBD
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions.

    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

    Max Students:  12

     

  • Poetry & Fairy Tales – 2nd Pd Friday (1st-2nd)

    Course Description: Poetry, a form of literary expression that children of all ages enjoy, promotes language development, creativity, and writing & communication skills. Fairy tales, stories with appealing characters such as princesses and animals who speak, share themes and lessons that help children grow in imagination and understanding of life’s greater moral truths. From listening and recitation, writing short poems as a class, acting out tales, playing games, doing crafts, to enjoying foods that correspond to our lessons, children will be engaged and learn from beloved fairy tales of old and various genres of poetry. Students will complete occasional worksheets as provided by the teacher and do related crafts. Parents can work with students 15 – 30 minutes a week to help them memorize class poems.

    Curriculum:  Books and worksheets provided by teacher. A 1″ 3 ring student binder is needed for class each week.

    Teacher:  Lanette Frost

    Expectations: At home work will involve 15 – 30 minutes each week memorizing our class poems.

    Prerequisites: None

    Grade Level:  1st – 2nd

    Max Students:  12

  • World Cultures & Missions – 6th Pd Friday (1st-2nd)

    Course Description:  We’ll travel the world together exploring diverse countries and cultures. Arrow students will learn about geography, ecosystems and lifestyles in different parts of the world. We’ll read about missionaries with a focus on the Gospel of Matthew to understand God’s heart for the world, and inspire them to see the needs of others. We’ll also have fun exploring traditional food, making native crafts, and listening to ethnic music.

    Teacher:  Erika Klemetsen

    Curriculum:  Parents do not need to purchase any curriculum. In class, we will base our study on the My Father’s World curriculum.

    Time Expectations:  No outside homework will be required, but optional presentations throughout the year.

    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

    Max Students:  12

     

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Pd Friday (1st-2nd)

    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports

    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd
    Max Students:  12

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 4th Pd Friday (1st-2nd)
    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 1st – 2nd (This is a combined class with 3rd grade)
    Max Students:  12

  • Nature Study – 5th Pd Friday (1st-2nd)
    Course Description:  The goal of this Nature Study class is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around us. We will learn more about the world God made through the lens of creation, and explore the many details our Creator so intricately formed! Your child will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors each class period and engage in hands-on activities. During the nature walks, we will document our journeys through sketching, painting, and writing. We will incorporate things such as books, art, crafts, and games to learn more about our topic each week. There will be 2 small presentations throughout the year that will be very casual and fun for the kids! There will not be weekly homework in this class.

    Teacher: Krista King

    Expectations: There is no homework for this class. There 1 presentation each semester

    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

    Max Students:  12

  • Poetry & Fairy Tales – 1st Pd Friday (1st-2nd)

    Course Description: Poetry, a form of literary expression that children of all ages enjoy, promotes language development, creativity, and writing & communication skills. Fairy tales, stories with appealing characters such as princesses and animals who speak, share themes and lessons that help children grow in imagination and understanding of life’s greater moral truths. From listening and recitation, writing short poems as a class, acting out tales, playing games, doing crafts, to enjoying foods that correspond to our lessons, children will be engaged and learn from beloved fairy tales of old and various genres of poetry. Students will complete occasional worksheets as provided by the teacher and do related crafts. Parents can work with students 15 – 30 minutes a week to help them memorize class poems.

    Curriculum:  Books and worksheets provided by teacher. A 1″ 3 ring student binder is needed for class each week.

    Teacher:  Lanette Frost

    Expectations: At home work will involve 15 – 30 minutes each week memorizing our class poems.

    Prerequisites: None

    Grade Level:  1st – 2nd

    Max Students:  12

  • Art – 1st Pd Friday (1st – 2nd)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd (This is a combined class with 3rd grade)

    Max Students:  12

     

  • Jr. Robotics – Coding with WeDo Robotics – 3rd Pd Friday (1st-2nd)

    Jr. Robotics – Coding with WeDo Robotics

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students discover and explore engineering principles by using laptops to code and activate motors. They will add complexity to their robots by attaching various sensors for movement and autonomous functions. Example project: students investigate the effect of smaller and larger gears on a spinning top. Globally, engineering and coding is advancing more each day and the weekly projects will inspire all students to interact with more confidence.

    NOTE: Lunch for 1st/2nd graders will automatically be added to your cart when you add this 3rd period class. If you don’t wish for your student to stay for lunch, just “x” out “Friday Lunch (1-2)” from your cart when it’s time for check out. Thank you!

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels:
    1st-2nd

    Max Students:  12

Grade 2nd

  • Nature Study – 4th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    Course Description:  The goal of this Nature Study class is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around us. We will learn more about the world God made through the lens of creation, and explore the many details our Creator so intricately formed! Your child will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors each class period and engage in hands-on activities. During the nature walks, we will document our journeys through sketching, painting, and writing. We will incorporate things such as books, art, crafts, and games to learn more about our topic each week. There will be 2 small presentations throughout the year that will be very casual and fun for the kids! There will not be weekly homework in this class.

    Teacher: Krista King

    Expectations: There is no homework for this class. There 1 presentation each semester

    Grade Levels: 1st – 3rd

    Max Students:  12

  • Rhythm & Melody – 3rd Pd (1st – 2nd)

    Course Description: This class is a comprehensive deepdive into the workings of music that builds on each student’s natural intuitive musicality. We combine both practical and theoretical aspects of music into a cohesive format to give students confidence in music. Students will explore music from a holistic approach learning about melody; harmony, rhythm, theory and much more!

    NOTE: Lunch for 1st/2nd graders will automatically be added to your cart when you add this 3rd period class. If you don’t wish for your student to stay for lunch, just “x” out “Friday Lunch (1-2)” from your cart when it’s time for check out. Thank you!

    Teacher:  Ampersand Music

    Max Students: 12

  • First Language/Writing 2 – 5th Pd Friday (2nd-3rd)

    Course Description:  A complete grammar text for young students, Level 2 uses dictation, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop language ability. From nouns and verbs to punctuation and capitalization, this course will help to give your child a solid foundation in grammar and clear communication.

    Because Level 2 assumes knowledge of the concepts taught in Level 1, students in both first and second grade should start with Level 1. Students who complete Level 1 in 1st grade should move on to Level 2 in 2nd grade; students who complete Level 1 in 2nd grade may move on to FLL 3.

    Curriculum : First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind, Level 2. Writing with Ease 2.  Jessica Wise

    Teacher: Erika Klemetsen
    Expectations:
    This is not homework intensive and will likely take most families 15-20 minutes three days a week at home, if you choose. However, all homework is OPTIONAL at this level, but completion will be rewarded.
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 2nd – 3rd
    Max Students:  12

  • Art – 2nd Pd Friday (1st – 2nd)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD
    Curriculum:  TBD
    Expectations:
    Students are expected to participate in the instructor led art project as well as in classroom discussions.

    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

    Max Students:  12

     

  • Poetry & Fairy Tales – 2nd Pd Friday (1st-2nd)

    Course Description: Poetry, a form of literary expression that children of all ages enjoy, promotes language development, creativity, and writing & communication skills. Fairy tales, stories with appealing characters such as princesses and animals who speak, share themes and lessons that help children grow in imagination and understanding of life’s greater moral truths. From listening and recitation, writing short poems as a class, acting out tales, playing games, doing crafts, to enjoying foods that correspond to our lessons, children will be engaged and learn from beloved fairy tales of old and various genres of poetry. Students will complete occasional worksheets as provided by the teacher and do related crafts. Parents can work with students 15 – 30 minutes a week to help them memorize class poems.

    Curriculum:  Books and worksheets provided by teacher. A 1″ 3 ring student binder is needed for class each week.

    Teacher:  Lanette Frost

    Expectations: At home work will involve 15 – 30 minutes each week memorizing our class poems.

    Prerequisites: None

    Grade Level:  1st – 2nd

    Max Students:  12

  • World Cultures & Missions – 6th Pd Friday (1st-2nd)

    Course Description:  We’ll travel the world together exploring diverse countries and cultures. Arrow students will learn about geography, ecosystems and lifestyles in different parts of the world. We’ll read about missionaries with a focus on the Gospel of Matthew to understand God’s heart for the world, and inspire them to see the needs of others. We’ll also have fun exploring traditional food, making native crafts, and listening to ethnic music.

    Teacher:  Erika Klemetsen

    Curriculum:  Parents do not need to purchase any curriculum. In class, we will base our study on the My Father’s World curriculum.

    Time Expectations:  No outside homework will be required, but optional presentations throughout the year.

    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

    Max Students:  12

     

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 5th Pd Friday (1st-2nd)

    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports

    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd
    Max Students:  12

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 4th Pd Friday (1st-2nd)
    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 1st – 2nd (This is a combined class with 3rd grade)
    Max Students:  12

  • Nature Study – 5th Pd Friday (1st-2nd)
    Course Description:  The goal of this Nature Study class is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around us. We will learn more about the world God made through the lens of creation, and explore the many details our Creator so intricately formed! Your child will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors each class period and engage in hands-on activities. During the nature walks, we will document our journeys through sketching, painting, and writing. We will incorporate things such as books, art, crafts, and games to learn more about our topic each week. There will be 2 small presentations throughout the year that will be very casual and fun for the kids! There will not be weekly homework in this class.

    Teacher: Krista King

    Expectations: There is no homework for this class. There 1 presentation each semester

    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd

    Max Students:  12

  • Poetry & Fairy Tales – 1st Pd Friday (1st-2nd)

    Course Description: Poetry, a form of literary expression that children of all ages enjoy, promotes language development, creativity, and writing & communication skills. Fairy tales, stories with appealing characters such as princesses and animals who speak, share themes and lessons that help children grow in imagination and understanding of life’s greater moral truths. From listening and recitation, writing short poems as a class, acting out tales, playing games, doing crafts, to enjoying foods that correspond to our lessons, children will be engaged and learn from beloved fairy tales of old and various genres of poetry. Students will complete occasional worksheets as provided by the teacher and do related crafts. Parents can work with students 15 – 30 minutes a week to help them memorize class poems.

    Curriculum:  Books and worksheets provided by teacher. A 1″ 3 ring student binder is needed for class each week.

    Teacher:  Lanette Frost

    Expectations: At home work will involve 15 – 30 minutes each week memorizing our class poems.

    Prerequisites: None

    Grade Level:  1st – 2nd

    Max Students:  12

  • Art – 1st Pd Friday (1st – 2nd)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 1st-2nd (This is a combined class with 3rd grade)

    Max Students:  12

     

  • Jr. Robotics – Coding with WeDo Robotics – 3rd Pd Friday (1st-2nd)

    Jr. Robotics – Coding with WeDo Robotics

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students discover and explore engineering principles by using laptops to code and activate motors. They will add complexity to their robots by attaching various sensors for movement and autonomous functions. Example project: students investigate the effect of smaller and larger gears on a spinning top. Globally, engineering and coding is advancing more each day and the weekly projects will inspire all students to interact with more confidence.

    NOTE: Lunch for 1st/2nd graders will automatically be added to your cart when you add this 3rd period class. If you don’t wish for your student to stay for lunch, just “x” out “Friday Lunch (1-2)” from your cart when it’s time for check out. Thank you!

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Grade Levels:
    1st-2nd

    Max Students:  12

  • Song School Latin – 6th pd (2nd-3rd)

    Course Description:  This is a beginning Latin course for children in 2nd-3rd grade. We learn Latin in a fun way by singing, chanting, and drawing/acting out vocabulary words. We are introduced to first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation verb families, as well as future and imperfect verb tenses. Students learn close to 200 vocabulary words, study famous Latin sayings, and reinforce concepts they are learning in English, such as parts of speech. Students who complete this course are well prepared for the Latin for Children A class.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller

    Curriculum: Song School 2

     Expectations: This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home.

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 2nd-3rd

    Max Students:  12

Grade 3rd

  • Ancient History – 3rd Pd Friday (3rd-4th)

    Course Description:  This year, we are going back to the beginning starting with the early nomads and continuing through to the last Roman Empire. We will spend time with the people of God from the Old Testament, and travel to lands such as Egypt, China, Africa, Greece, and India. Students will see history through the lens of God’s providence and His guiding of His people and the nations in various parts of the ancient world. We will discover heroes of old to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussions of our weekly reading lessons; lively activities, games, and projects; worksheets; map work; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from different cultures and time periods.

    Curriculum:  Story of The World Volume 1 by Susan Wise Bauer https://www.christianbook.com/softcover-volume-1-ancient-story-world/susan-bauer/9781933339009/pd/339004?event=Homeschool|1004785

    Journey through the Bible, David C. Cook

    Teacher:  Lanette Frost
    Expectations:  Class requires outside reading of 1.5 – 2 hours each week + prep work for quarterly presentations.  4 quarterly presentations.
    Prerequisites:  None
    Grade Level:  3rd – 4th
    Max Students:  12

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 4th Pd Friday (3rd)
    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 3rd (These spots are part of our 1st-2nd grade class)
    Max Students:  8

  • Rhythm & Melody – 1st Pd (3rd – 4th)

    Course Description:  This class is a comprehensive deepdive into the workings of music that builds on each student’s natural intuitive musicality. We combine both practical and theoretical aspects of music into a cohesive format to give students confidence in music. Students will explore music from a holistic approach learning about melody; harmony, rhythm, theory and much more!

    Teacher:  Ampersand Music

    Max Students: 12

  • Nature Study – 4th Period Friday (1st-3rd)
    Course Description:  The goal of this Nature Study class is for it to be an organic learning environment to observe and learn from the outdoor world around us. We will learn more about the world God made through the lens of creation, and explore the many details our Creator so intricately formed! Your child will have the opportunity to explore the outdoors each class period and engage in hands-on activities. During the nature walks, we will document our journeys through sketching, painting, and writing. We will incorporate things such as books, art, crafts, and games to learn more about our topic each week. There will be 2 small presentations throughout the year that will be very casual and fun for the kids! There will not be weekly homework in this class.

    Teacher: Krista King

    Expectations: There is no homework for this class. There 1 presentation each semester

    Grade Levels: 1st – 3rd

    Max Students:  12

  • Science – 6th Pd Friday (3rd – 4th)

    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

    Course DescriptionWhat separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

    This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. We will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!

    Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course. 

     Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Notebook Journal 

    https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-3-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. 

    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Pre-requisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  12

  • Science – 2nd Pd Friday (3rd – 4th)

    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

    Course DescriptionWhat separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

    This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. We will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!

    Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course. 

     Teacher:    Anjuli Watanabe

    Curriculum:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Notebook Journal 

    https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-3-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. 

    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Pre-requisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  15

  • First Language/Writing 2 – 5th Pd Friday (2nd-3rd)

    Course Description:  A complete grammar text for young students, Level 2 uses dictation, narration, picture study, and other classical techniques to develop language ability. From nouns and verbs to punctuation and capitalization, this course will help to give your child a solid foundation in grammar and clear communication.

    Because Level 2 assumes knowledge of the concepts taught in Level 1, students in both first and second grade should start with Level 1. Students who complete Level 1 in 1st grade should move on to Level 2 in 2nd grade; students who complete Level 1 in 2nd grade may move on to FLL 3.

    Curriculum : First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind, Level 2. Writing with Ease 2.  Jessica Wise

    Teacher: Erika Klemetsen
    Expectations:
    This is not homework intensive and will likely take most families 15-20 minutes three days a week at home, if you choose. However, all homework is OPTIONAL at this level, but completion will be rewarded.
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Levels: 2nd – 3rd
    Max Students:  12

  • Art – 2nd Pd Friday (3rd)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD


    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 3rd

    Max Students:  12

     

  • Art – 1st Pd Friday (3rd)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD
    Curriculum:  TBD
    Expectations:
    Grade Levels: 3rd (This is a combined class with 1st – 2nd grade)
    Max Students:  6

     

  • Ancient History – 4th Pd Friday (3rd-4th)

    Course Description:  This year, we are going back to the beginning starting with the early nomads and continuing through to the last Roman Empire. We will spend time with the people of God from the Old Testament, and travel to lands such as Egypt, China, Africa, Greece, and India. Students will see history through the lens of God’s providence and His guiding of His people and the nations in various parts of the ancient world. We will discover heroes of old to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussions of our weekly reading lessons; lively activities, games, and projects; worksheets; map work; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from different cultures and time periods.

    Curriculum:  Story of The World Volume 1 by Susan Wise Bauer https://www.christianbook.com/softcover-volume-1-ancient-story-world/susan-bauer/9781933339009/pd/339004?event=Homeschool|1004785

    Journey through the Bible, David C. Cook

    Teacher:  Lanette Frost
    Expectations:  Class requires outside reading of 1.5 – 2 hours each week + prep work for quarterly presentations.  4 quarterly presentations.
    Prerequisites:  None
    Grade Level:  3rd – 4th
    Max Students:  12

  • Intro to Chess – 5th Pd (3rd – 4th)

    Course Description:  Come join in the fun and learn how to get started playing chess. Chess Coach Mike B. from North Texas Chess Academy is excited to teach you how to set up the chess board, how the pieces move, how to capture, chess notation, check, checkmate, castling and the ABC’s to starting a game. The class will also include fun facts about chess history and current events. Of course, there will be plenty of activities and playing!

    Teacher:  Mike Bowden

    Curriculum:  Internal Chess Curriculum

    Expectations:  There is no outside homework for this class

    Grade Level:  3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  12

  • Intro to Chess – 3rd Pd (3rd-4th)

    Course Description:  Come join in the fun and learn how to get started playing chess. Chess Coach Mike B. from North Texas Chess Academy is excited to teach you how to set up the chess board, how the pieces move, how to capture, chess notation, check, checkmate, castling and the ABC’s to starting a game. The class will also include fun facts about chess history and current events. Of course, there will be plenty of activities and playing!

    Teacher:  Mike Bowden

    Curriculum:  Internal Chess Curriculum

    Expectations:  There is no outside homework for this class

    Grade Level:  3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  12

  • Speech – 4th Pd (3rd-4th)

    Course Description:  No need to fear public speaking – this course will help you to be prepared! Lessons will cover: listening skills, voice and gestures, speech writing, stage fright, introductions, persuasive and interpretation speeches.

    Teacher:  Claire Roberts

    Curriculum:  Public Speaking Unit, Literacy in Focus, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Public-Speaking-Unit-Public-Speaking-Lesson-Plans-3217178

    Expectations: This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Levels:  3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  12

     

  • First Language/Writing 3 – 1st Pd Friday (3rd-4th)

    Course Description: Level 3 reinforces the grammar and writing concepts introduced in the previous levels. It also introduces new material, including sentence diagramming

    Curriculum:  First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 3 (The Student Workbook is required).  Level 3 reviews all prior material at a 3rd-grade pace; students in 3rd grade may begin with this level.

    Textbooks:  –  First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 3 by Jessie Wise & Sara Buffington (Instructor’s book: ISBN 978-1-933339-07-8)
    -First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 3 WORKBOOK by Jessie Wise & Sara Buffington (ISBN: 978-1-933339-08-5; Student’s book)
    The Complete Writer: Workbook Level 3 for Writing With Ease by Susan Wise Bauer (ISBN: 978-1-933339-77-1)

    Expectations: This is not homework intensive and will likely take most families 30 minutes
    three days a week at home.

    Teacher:  Jenny Sutherlin

    Prerequisites: none

    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

    Max Students:  12

  • LEGO Mindstorm Robotics – 1st Pd Friday (3rd-4th)

    LEGO Mindstorm Robotics

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the Waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  LEGO NXT Robotics combines building and coding to develop interactive robotic skills. Students use computers to learn code placement and how coding works. Students also work with motors, color, and distance sensors to engage in educational play. Class sessions include building a humanoid robot that has a fun and interactive personality.  The Mindstorm course is designed for all skill levels.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th
    Max Students:  
    12

  • Book Club – 2nd Pd Friday (3rd-4th)
  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 3rd Pd Friday (3rd – 4th)

    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports

    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day

    Grade Levels: 3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  20

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machines Work – 4th Pd Friday (3rd-4th)

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students discover the engineering principles for simple machines, such as the principle of mechanical advantage. Utilizing LEGO Technic elements:  gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels and axles students gain hands-on experience with engineering solutions and problem solving.  Students also explore force in motion, potential and kinetic energy.

    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

    Max Students:  12

  • Book Club – 5th Pd Friday (3rd-4th)
  • Math Mania – 6th Period Friday (3rd – 4th)

    Course Description: Math Mania is a course for 3rd – 4th graders who enjoy math, those who don’t, and everyone in between.  This class will NOT have any homework or tests.  It is simply a way to reinforce key math concepts regardless of the curriculum being used at home. Addition, Subtraction, Decimals, Fractions, Problem Solving, Multiplication, Division, Mental Math, and more will be covered over the course of the year.  Occasionally paper and pencil will be used, but mostly the Teacher will provide all necessary materials.

    Course Expectations: Attentiveness, a positive can-do attitude, participation in-class activities and following instructions. Students need to have mastered addition and subtraction, and be familiar with multiplication. Division will be used toward the end of the year as well. (by the end of 4th grade, simple division should be covered)

    Homework: NONE

    Textbooks and Materials: NONE

    Notebook paper and pencil occasionally

    Examples of Games: Various card games: Math WAR, Spiral, Card Countdown, Coordinate Pairs, Time to Multiply, Blokus, Trifecta, Bingo using addition and subtraction, Bingo using Multiplication and Division, Worksheet games, Spoons and more!

    Teacher:  Melissa Cheshier

    Grade Levels: 3rd – 4th

    Max  Students:  12

  • Song School Latin – 6th pd (2nd-3rd)

    Course Description:  This is a beginning Latin course for children in 2nd-3rd grade. We learn Latin in a fun way by singing, chanting, and drawing/acting out vocabulary words. We are introduced to first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation verb families, as well as future and imperfect verb tenses. Students learn close to 200 vocabulary words, study famous Latin sayings, and reinforce concepts they are learning in English, such as parts of speech. Students who complete this course are well prepared for the Latin for Children A class.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller

    Curriculum: Song School 2

     Expectations: This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home.

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 2nd-3rd

    Max Students:  12

Grade 4th

  • Study Hall – 6th Pd Friday (2:45-3:40)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 5th Pd Friday (1:45-2:40)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 4th Pd Friday (12:45-1:40)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 3rd Pd Friday (11:00-11:55)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 2nd Pd Friday (10:00-10:55)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 1st Pd Friday (9:00-9:55)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Ancient History – 3rd Pd Friday (3rd-4th)

    Course Description:  This year, we are going back to the beginning starting with the early nomads and continuing through to the last Roman Empire. We will spend time with the people of God from the Old Testament, and travel to lands such as Egypt, China, Africa, Greece, and India. Students will see history through the lens of God’s providence and His guiding of His people and the nations in various parts of the ancient world. We will discover heroes of old to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussions of our weekly reading lessons; lively activities, games, and projects; worksheets; map work; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from different cultures and time periods.

    Curriculum:  Story of The World Volume 1 by Susan Wise Bauer https://www.christianbook.com/softcover-volume-1-ancient-story-world/susan-bauer/9781933339009/pd/339004?event=Homeschool|1004785

    Journey through the Bible, David C. Cook

    Teacher:  Lanette Frost
    Expectations:  Class requires outside reading of 1.5 – 2 hours each week + prep work for quarterly presentations.  4 quarterly presentations.
    Prerequisites:  None
    Grade Level:  3rd – 4th
    Max Students:  12

  • Rhythm & Melody – 1st Pd (3rd – 4th)

    Course Description:  This class is a comprehensive deepdive into the workings of music that builds on each student’s natural intuitive musicality. We combine both practical and theoretical aspects of music into a cohesive format to give students confidence in music. Students will explore music from a holistic approach learning about melody; harmony, rhythm, theory and much more!

    Teacher:  Ampersand Music

    Max Students: 12

  • Science – 6th Pd Friday (3rd – 4th)

    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

    Course DescriptionWhat separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

    This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. We will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!

    Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course. 

     Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Notebook Journal 

    https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-3-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. 

    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Pre-requisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  12

  • Science – 2nd Pd Friday (3rd – 4th)

    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

    Course DescriptionWhat separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

    This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. We will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!

    Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course. 

     Teacher:    Anjuli Watanabe

    Curriculum:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Notebook Journal 

    https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-3-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. 

    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Pre-requisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  15

  • Art – 5th Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 4th – 6th

    Max Students:  16

     

  • Art – 4th Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 4th – 6th

    Max Students:  16

     

  • Art – 1st Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 4th – 6th

    Max Students:  16

     

  • Ancient History – 4th Pd Friday (3rd-4th)

    Course Description:  This year, we are going back to the beginning starting with the early nomads and continuing through to the last Roman Empire. We will spend time with the people of God from the Old Testament, and travel to lands such as Egypt, China, Africa, Greece, and India. Students will see history through the lens of God’s providence and His guiding of His people and the nations in various parts of the ancient world. We will discover heroes of old to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussions of our weekly reading lessons; lively activities, games, and projects; worksheets; map work; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from different cultures and time periods.

    Curriculum:  Story of The World Volume 1 by Susan Wise Bauer https://www.christianbook.com/softcover-volume-1-ancient-story-world/susan-bauer/9781933339009/pd/339004?event=Homeschool|1004785

    Journey through the Bible, David C. Cook

    Teacher:  Lanette Frost
    Expectations:  Class requires outside reading of 1.5 – 2 hours each week + prep work for quarterly presentations.  4 quarterly presentations.
    Prerequisites:  None
    Grade Level:  3rd – 4th
    Max Students:  12

  • Intro to Chess – 5th Pd (3rd – 4th)

    Course Description:  Come join in the fun and learn how to get started playing chess. Chess Coach Mike B. from North Texas Chess Academy is excited to teach you how to set up the chess board, how the pieces move, how to capture, chess notation, check, checkmate, castling and the ABC’s to starting a game. The class will also include fun facts about chess history and current events. Of course, there will be plenty of activities and playing!

    Teacher:  Mike Bowden

    Curriculum:  Internal Chess Curriculum

    Expectations:  There is no outside homework for this class

    Grade Level:  3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  12

  • Intro to Chess – 3rd Pd (3rd-4th)

    Course Description:  Come join in the fun and learn how to get started playing chess. Chess Coach Mike B. from North Texas Chess Academy is excited to teach you how to set up the chess board, how the pieces move, how to capture, chess notation, check, checkmate, castling and the ABC’s to starting a game. The class will also include fun facts about chess history and current events. Of course, there will be plenty of activities and playing!

    Teacher:  Mike Bowden

    Curriculum:  Internal Chess Curriculum

    Expectations:  There is no outside homework for this class

    Grade Level:  3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  12

  • Speech – 4th Pd (3rd-4th)

    Course Description:  No need to fear public speaking – this course will help you to be prepared! Lessons will cover: listening skills, voice and gestures, speech writing, stage fright, introductions, persuasive and interpretation speeches.

    Teacher:  Claire Roberts

    Curriculum:  Public Speaking Unit, Literacy in Focus, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Public-Speaking-Unit-Public-Speaking-Lesson-Plans-3217178

    Expectations: This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Levels:  3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  12

     

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 6th Pd Friday (4th-6th)
    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th
    Max Students:  12

  • First Language/Writing 3 – 1st Pd Friday (3rd-4th)

    Course Description: Level 3 reinforces the grammar and writing concepts introduced in the previous levels. It also introduces new material, including sentence diagramming

    Curriculum:  First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 3 (The Student Workbook is required).  Level 3 reviews all prior material at a 3rd-grade pace; students in 3rd grade may begin with this level.

    Textbooks:  –  First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 3 by Jessie Wise & Sara Buffington (Instructor’s book: ISBN 978-1-933339-07-8)
    -First Language Lessons for the Well Trained Mind Level 3 WORKBOOK by Jessie Wise & Sara Buffington (ISBN: 978-1-933339-08-5; Student’s book)
    The Complete Writer: Workbook Level 3 for Writing With Ease by Susan Wise Bauer (ISBN: 978-1-933339-77-1)

    Expectations: This is not homework intensive and will likely take most families 30 minutes
    three days a week at home.

    Teacher:  Jenny Sutherlin

    Prerequisites: none

    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th

    Max Students:  12

  • Speech – 5th Pd (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  No need to fear public speaking – this course will help you to be prepared! Lessons will cover: listening skills, voice and gestures, speech writing, stage fright, introductions, persuasive and interpretation speeches.

    Teacher:  Claire Roberts

    Curriculum:  Public Speaking Unit, Literacy in Focus, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Public-Speaking-Unit-Public-Speaking-Lesson-Plans-3217178

    Expectations: This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

    Max Students:  12

  • LEGO Mindstorm Robotics – 1st Pd Friday (3rd-4th)

    LEGO Mindstorm Robotics

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the Waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  LEGO NXT Robotics combines building and coding to develop interactive robotic skills. Students use computers to learn code placement and how coding works. Students also work with motors, color, and distance sensors to engage in educational play. Class sessions include building a humanoid robot that has a fun and interactive personality.  The Mindstorm course is designed for all skill levels.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Grade Levels: 3rd-4th
    Max Students:  
    12

  • Book Club – 2nd Pd Friday (3rd-4th)
  • Advanced Science and Technology – Inventor’s Class – 5th Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students use natural resources (wind and solar) to discover advanced engineering principles. Students will combine two or more simple machines to gain hands on experience implementing the principles learned. Students will also explore ways to engage secondary engineering principles (testing how durable and efficient) to innovate and inspire tomorrow’s machines.


    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No Homework
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th
    Max Students: 12

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 3rd Pd Friday (3rd – 4th)

    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports

    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day

    Grade Levels: 3rd – 4th

    Max Students:  20

  • LEGO Engineering: How Machines Work – 4th Pd Friday (3rd-4th)

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students discover the engineering principles for simple machines, such as the principle of mechanical advantage. Utilizing LEGO Technic elements:  gears, levers, pulley systems, wheels and axles students gain hands-on experience with engineering solutions and problem solving.  Students also explore force in motion, potential and kinetic energy.

    Teacher: Michael Callahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids

    Max Students:  12

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Pd Friday (4th-6th)
    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports

    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day

    Grade Levels:  4th-6th

    Max Students:  20

  • Book Club – 5th Pd Friday (3rd-4th)
  • Math Mania – 6th Period Friday (3rd – 4th)

    Course Description: Math Mania is a course for 3rd – 4th graders who enjoy math, those who don’t, and everyone in between.  This class will NOT have any homework or tests.  It is simply a way to reinforce key math concepts regardless of the curriculum being used at home. Addition, Subtraction, Decimals, Fractions, Problem Solving, Multiplication, Division, Mental Math, and more will be covered over the course of the year.  Occasionally paper and pencil will be used, but mostly the Teacher will provide all necessary materials.

    Course Expectations: Attentiveness, a positive can-do attitude, participation in-class activities and following instructions. Students need to have mastered addition and subtraction, and be familiar with multiplication. Division will be used toward the end of the year as well. (by the end of 4th grade, simple division should be covered)

    Homework: NONE

    Textbooks and Materials: NONE

    Notebook paper and pencil occasionally

    Examples of Games: Various card games: Math WAR, Spiral, Card Countdown, Coordinate Pairs, Time to Multiply, Blokus, Trifecta, Bingo using addition and subtraction, Bingo using Multiplication and Division, Worksheet games, Spoons and more!

    Teacher:  Melissa Cheshier

    Grade Levels: 3rd – 4th

    Max  Students:  12

  • IEW 1 – 2nd Pd Friday (4th-5th)

    IEW Ancient History Based Writing Lessons Level 1

    Course Description: In this course, students will learn IEW’s Structure and Style® in writing. As students move through various ancient history themes and topics, they incrementally learn and review the models of structure and elements of style. Students will move through the first eight (of nine) units in a step-by-step method with clear directives that help reduce confusion and build confidence in their writing ability. They will learn to create outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a research report, and essays. Additionally, stylistic techniques will be taught incrementally to move students from a basic to a more sophisticated style of writing.

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel

    Curriculum: Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons

    https://iew.com/shop/products/ancient-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only

    Student Resource Notebook-print download from student workbook

    3 ring binder with 8 dividers and plastic sleeves for completed papers

    Zippered pouch for vocabulary cards

    Expectations:
    Students are expected to know the basics of sentence construction. They should have experience in writing sentences and short paragraphs. Students will be expected to complete assigned work and study vocabulary words. A writing assignment will be due weekly.

    Homework:
    5 min daily review of vocabulary words
    1-2 hours weekly

    Pre-Requisites:  Training Workshop – New IEW families are required to attend a 3-hour IEW training workshop

    Date TBD – $30 Workshop Fee – $15 IEW Student Resource Guide

    Grade Levels: 4th-5th

    Max Students:  12

     

  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics – Friday 2nd Pd (4th-6th)

    Lego Spike Prime Robotics  Create-Code-Innovate

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students discover and explore code placement while creating robotic designs and innovating by adding attachments. The class will code the SPIKE Prime platform and complete several challenges using provided laptops to, LEGO Technic elements, and several interactive sensors are available to customize each robot. Each challenge allows all skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in problem solving.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th
    Max Students:  12

  • Latin A – 3rd Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  This beginner-level Latin class is for 4th-6th grades. Students will learn 240+ vocabulary terms and many famous Latin maxims. Students will cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect and future verb endings. In addition, they are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and they will master this irregular verb in imperfect, present, and future tenses. Finally, learners are introduced to prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs in various tenses. While learning the Latin language and grammar, students will also thoroughly review English vocabulary words and English grammar.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller

    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A Version 4.0 

    Expectations:  Class requires outside reading and vocabulary review that will likely take most familes 45 minutes/4 days a week to complete at home.

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Level:  4th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

Grade 5th

  • Study Hall – 6th Pd Friday (2:45-3:40)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 5th Pd Friday (1:45-2:40)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 4th Pd Friday (12:45-1:40)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 3rd Pd Friday (11:00-11:55)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 2nd Pd Friday (10:00-10:55)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 1st Pd Friday (9:00-9:55)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Theatrical Lit – 6th Pd (5th-6th)

    Course Description:  The purpose of this class is to help students learn to develop their character, learn basic acting and improv skills, and improve their ability to adapt and overcome when outside of their comfort zone. In addition to acting, students will read J.R.R Tolkien’s: The Hobbit during the first semester. We will work through the beauty of The Hobbit, both in character development and the rich language offered by Tolkien. Each student will be instructed to choose a monologue from a play, book or movie etc to work on. During the first few weeks of class, students will learn how to deliver a monologue with confidence. The student will then audition with their chosen monologue by week 8 for the end of the year show. Casting will be based on the students’ willingness to learn, grow, and excel on stage and in the classroom. Participation equals growth! Students will then implement the techniques taught to bring The Hobbit to life on stage at the end of the year. If a student would rather not perform, they will be given the opportunity to help with script managing, tech, costuming etc, or some other task that is vital to the production.

    Students will learn:

      • Improv skills through games and repetition exercises with the Meisner Technique
      • Acting methods such as The Stanislavski method and The Chekov technique
      • How to read, understand, and discuss literature
      • How to learn, adapt, and overcome as a team
      • How to preform on stage comfortably and confidently
      • How to see the beauty of fiction and how it applies Biblical themes we can learn from in a group setting

    Teacher:  Brennan Brock

    Expectations: HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS: 2-2.5 hours per week

    There will be some worksheets based on the reading in the first semester. Students will be requested to read 2 chapters a week for 10 weeks. The second semester will primarily consist of memorization, with some acting worksheets thrown in. No essays will be required. A few extra rehearsals and practices will be scheduled as performance time approaches, probably in March/April. We will work to accommodate families’ busy schedules with either/or options.

    Curriculum/Materials:  To Purchase:

    -Memoria Press: The Hobbit Student Guide

    -Copy of The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

    -A binder, either small 3 ring, or paper folder to transport any hand-outs

    -Pencils and highlighters

    Max Students:  12

  • Science – 1st Pd Friday (5th – 6th)

    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

    Course DescriptionWhat separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

    This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. We will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!

    Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course. 

     Teacher:    Anjuli Watanabe

    Curriculum:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Notebook Journal 

    https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-3-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. 

    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Pre-requisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 5th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Intro to Chess – 2nd Pd (5th-6th)

    Course Description:  Come join in the fun and learn how to get started playing chess. Chess Coach Mike B. from North Texas Chess Academy is excited to teach you how to set up the chess board, how the pieces move, how to capture, chess notation, check, checkmate, castling and the ABC’s to starting a game. The class will also include fun facts about chess history and current events. Of course, there will be plenty of activities and playing!

    Teacher:  Mike Bowden

    Curriculum:  Internal Chess Curriculum

    Expectations:  There is no outside homework for this class

    Grade Level:  5th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Math Mania – 5th Period Friday (5th – 6th)

    Course Description: Math Mania is a course for 5th-6th graders who enjoy math, those who don’t, and everyone in between.  This class will NOT have any homework or tests.  It is simply a way to reinforce math concepts regardless of math curriculum used at home. Decimals, Fractions, Problem Solving, Multiplication, Division, Mental Math, and more will be covered over the course of the year.  Occasionally paper and pencil will be used, but mostly the Teacher will provide all necessary materials.

    Course Expectations: Attentiveness, a positive can-do attitude, and participation in-class activities are the primary expectations. Students need to have mastered addition, subtraction and multiplication concepts.

    Homework: LIGHT to NONE

    Textbooks and Materials: NONE

    Notebook paper and pencil occasionally

    Examples of Games: Math WAR, Spiral, Card Countdown, Coordinate Pairs, Time to Multiply, Blokus, Trifecta, Bingo using Multiplication and Division, Worksheet games, Spoons, and more!

    Teacher:  Melissa Cheshier

    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

    Max  Students:  12

  • Science – 4th Pd Friday (5th – 6th)

    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

    Course DescriptionWhat separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

    This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. We will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!

    Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course. 

     Teacher:    TBD

    Curriculum:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Notebook Journal 

    https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-3-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. 

    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Pre-requisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 5th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Science – 3rd Pd Friday (5th – 6th)

    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

    Course DescriptionWhat separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

    This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. We will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!

    Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course. 

     Teacher:    Anjuli Watanabe

    Curriculum:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Notebook Journal 

    https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-3-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. 

    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Pre-requisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 5th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Book Club – 6th Pd Friday (5th-6th)
  • Grammar – 3rd Pd Friday (5th-6th)

    Steps to Good Grammar

    Course Description:  This course is all about giving students the tools they need to communicate more effectively.  Through a systematic, analytical, repetitive, and cumulative method, students will understand the basic unit of communication–the sentence. This course progresses from the most rudimentary sentence, to sentences containing sophisticated word arrangements. This developmental approach helps students to gain control over their sentences and to increase their ability to communicate grammatically and meaningfully. This course will cover the fundamentals of English grammar and usage along with sentence punctuation.

    Students will become expert detectives as they learn the parts of speech, learn how to identify each word in a sentence, and finally, learn to analyze a sentence through diagramming.

    Unit format: Pretest, Practice, Drill, Test

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel

    Curriculum:  No Textbook required  *curriculum provided by instructor-Student pages (provided by instructor)

    Steps to Good Grammar by Genevieve Walberg Schaefer Walch Publishing 
    -Instruction/answer key for parent (PDF)
    -Colored pencils
    -Index cards 3×5 with ring to bind

    Homework: Varies by weekly unit

    This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home
    -5 min daily review

    Prerequisites: grammar foundation

    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Art – 5th Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 4th – 6th

    Max Students:  16

     

  • Art – 4th Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 4th – 6th

    Max Students:  16

     

  • Art – 1st Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 4th – 6th

    Max Students:  16

     

  • Intro to Chess – 4th Pd (5th – 6th)

    Course Description:  Come join in the fun and learn how to get started playing chess. Chess Coach Mike B. from North Texas Chess Academy is excited to teach you how to set up the chess board, how the pieces move, how to capture, chess notation, check, checkmate, castling and the ABC’s to starting a game. The class will also include fun facts about chess history and current events. Of course, there will be plenty of activities and playing!

    Teacher:  Mike Bowden

    Curriculum:  Internal Chess Curriculum

    Expectations:  There is no outside homework for this class

    Grade Level:  5th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Grammar – 1st Pd Friday (5th-6th)

    Steps to Good Grammar

    Course Description:  This course is all about giving students the tools they need to communicate more effectively.  Through a systematic, analytical, repetitive, and cumulative method, students will understand the basic unit of communication–the sentence. This course progresses from the most rudimentary sentence, to sentences containing sophisticated word arrangements. This developmental approach helps students to gain control over their sentences and to increase their ability to communicate grammatically and meaningfully. This course will cover the fundamentals of English grammar and usage along with sentence punctuation.

    Students will become expert detectives as they learn the parts of speech, learn how to identify each word in a sentence, and finally, learn to analyze a sentence through diagramming.

    Unit format: Pretest, Practice, Drill, Test

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel

    Curriculum:  No Textbook required  *curriculum provided by instructor-Student pages (provided by instructor)

    Steps to Good Grammar by Genevieve Walberg Schaefer Walch Publishing 
    -Instruction/answer key for parent (PDF)
    -Colored pencils
    -Index cards 3×5 with ring to bind

    Homework: Varies by weekly unit

    This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home
    -5 min daily review

    Prerequisites: grammar foundation

    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 6th Pd Friday (4th-6th)
    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th
    Max Students:  12

  • Speech – 5th Pd (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  No need to fear public speaking – this course will help you to be prepared! Lessons will cover: listening skills, voice and gestures, speech writing, stage fright, introductions, persuasive and interpretation speeches.

    Teacher:  Claire Roberts

    Curriculum:  Public Speaking Unit, Literacy in Focus, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Public-Speaking-Unit-Public-Speaking-Lesson-Plans-3217178

    Expectations: This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Advanced Science and Technology – Inventor’s Class – 5th Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students use natural resources (wind and solar) to discover advanced engineering principles. Students will combine two or more simple machines to gain hands on experience implementing the principles learned. Students will also explore ways to engage secondary engineering principles (testing how durable and efficient) to innovate and inspire tomorrow’s machines.


    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No Homework
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th
    Max Students: 12

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Pd Friday (4th-6th)
    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports

    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day

    Grade Levels:  4th-6th

    Max Students:  20

  • Ancient History – 5th Pd Friday (5th-6th)
    Course Description: This year, we are going back to the beginning starting with the early nomads and continuing through to the last Roman Empire. We will spend time with the people of God from the Old Testament, and travel to lands such as Egypt, China, Africa, Greece, and India. Students will see history through the lens of God’s providence and His guiding of His people and the nations in various parts of the ancient world. We will discover heroes of old to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussions of our weekly reading lessons; lively activities, games, and projects; worksheets; map work; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from different cultures and time periods.
    Teacher: Mantzel
    Journey through the Bible, David C. Cook
    Time Expectations:  Class requires outside reading of 1.5 – 2 hours each week + prep work for quarterly presentations
    Grade Level: 5th & 6th
    Max Students:  12
  • IEW 2 – 4th Pd Friday (5th-6th)

    IEW 2 Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons

    Course Description:  In this course, students will learn IEW’s Structure and Style® in writing. As students move through various ancient history themes and topics, they incrementally learn and review the models of structure and elements of style. Students will move through the first eight (of nine) units in a step-by-step method with clear directives that help reduce confusion and build confidence in their writing ability. They will learn to create outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a research report, and essays. Additionally, stylistic techniques will be taught incrementally to move students from a basic to a more sophisticated style of writing.

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel

    Textbook and Materials: Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons https://iew.com/shop/products/ancient-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only

    2. Student Resource Notebook-print download from student workbook
    3. 3 ring binder with 8 dividers and plastic sleeves for completed papers
    4. Zippered pouch for vocabulary cards

    Expectations:
    Students are expected to know the basics of sentence construction. They should have experience in writing sentences and short paragraphs. Students will be expected to complete assigned work and study vocabulary words. A writing assignment will be due weekly.

    Homework:
    5 min daily review of vocabulary words
    1-2 hours weekly

    Prerequisites: 1-2 years of IEW

    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

    Max Students:  12

     

  • IEW 1 – 2nd Pd Friday (4th-5th)

    IEW Ancient History Based Writing Lessons Level 1

    Course Description: In this course, students will learn IEW’s Structure and Style® in writing. As students move through various ancient history themes and topics, they incrementally learn and review the models of structure and elements of style. Students will move through the first eight (of nine) units in a step-by-step method with clear directives that help reduce confusion and build confidence in their writing ability. They will learn to create outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a research report, and essays. Additionally, stylistic techniques will be taught incrementally to move students from a basic to a more sophisticated style of writing.

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel

    Curriculum: Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons

    https://iew.com/shop/products/ancient-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only

    Student Resource Notebook-print download from student workbook

    3 ring binder with 8 dividers and plastic sleeves for completed papers

    Zippered pouch for vocabulary cards

    Expectations:
    Students are expected to know the basics of sentence construction. They should have experience in writing sentences and short paragraphs. Students will be expected to complete assigned work and study vocabulary words. A writing assignment will be due weekly.

    Homework:
    5 min daily review of vocabulary words
    1-2 hours weekly

    Pre-Requisites:  Training Workshop – New IEW families are required to attend a 3-hour IEW training workshop

    Date TBD – $30 Workshop Fee – $15 IEW Student Resource Guide

    Grade Levels: 4th-5th

    Max Students:  12

     

  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics – Friday 2nd Pd (4th-6th)

    Lego Spike Prime Robotics  Create-Code-Innovate

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students discover and explore code placement while creating robotic designs and innovating by adding attachments. The class will code the SPIKE Prime platform and complete several challenges using provided laptops to, LEGO Technic elements, and several interactive sensors are available to customize each robot. Each challenge allows all skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in problem solving.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th
    Max Students:  12

  • Book Club – 3rd Pd Friday (5th-6th)
  • Latin A – 3rd Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  This beginner-level Latin class is for 4th-6th grades. Students will learn 240+ vocabulary terms and many famous Latin maxims. Students will cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect and future verb endings. In addition, they are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and they will master this irregular verb in imperfect, present, and future tenses. Finally, learners are introduced to prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs in various tenses. While learning the Latin language and grammar, students will also thoroughly review English vocabulary words and English grammar.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller

    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A Version 4.0 

    Expectations:  Class requires outside reading and vocabulary review that will likely take most familes 45 minutes/4 days a week to complete at home.

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Level:  4th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Latin B – 1st Pd Friday (5th-7th)

Grade 6th

  • Study Hall – 6th Pd Friday (2:45-3:40)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 5th Pd Friday (1:45-2:40)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 4th Pd Friday (12:45-1:40)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 3rd Pd Friday (11:00-11:55)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 2nd Pd Friday (10:00-10:55)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Study Hall – 1st Pd Friday (9:00-9:55)

    Study Hall is an intentional time of productive work, reading, and creativity. Students are supervised by a Study Hall Monitor and are required to bring school work, books, or quiet activities to allow for a productive, thoughtful hour.

    4th Grade and above

  • Theatrical Lit – 6th Pd (5th-6th)

    Course Description:  The purpose of this class is to help students learn to develop their character, learn basic acting and improv skills, and improve their ability to adapt and overcome when outside of their comfort zone. In addition to acting, students will read J.R.R Tolkien’s: The Hobbit during the first semester. We will work through the beauty of The Hobbit, both in character development and the rich language offered by Tolkien. Each student will be instructed to choose a monologue from a play, book or movie etc to work on. During the first few weeks of class, students will learn how to deliver a monologue with confidence. The student will then audition with their chosen monologue by week 8 for the end of the year show. Casting will be based on the students’ willingness to learn, grow, and excel on stage and in the classroom. Participation equals growth! Students will then implement the techniques taught to bring The Hobbit to life on stage at the end of the year. If a student would rather not perform, they will be given the opportunity to help with script managing, tech, costuming etc, or some other task that is vital to the production.

    Students will learn:

      • Improv skills through games and repetition exercises with the Meisner Technique
      • Acting methods such as The Stanislavski method and The Chekov technique
      • How to read, understand, and discuss literature
      • How to learn, adapt, and overcome as a team
      • How to preform on stage comfortably and confidently
      • How to see the beauty of fiction and how it applies Biblical themes we can learn from in a group setting

    Teacher:  Brennan Brock

    Expectations: HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS: 2-2.5 hours per week

    There will be some worksheets based on the reading in the first semester. Students will be requested to read 2 chapters a week for 10 weeks. The second semester will primarily consist of memorization, with some acting worksheets thrown in. No essays will be required. A few extra rehearsals and practices will be scheduled as performance time approaches, probably in March/April. We will work to accommodate families’ busy schedules with either/or options.

    Curriculum/Materials:  To Purchase:

    -Memoria Press: The Hobbit Student Guide

    -Copy of The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

    -A binder, either small 3 ring, or paper folder to transport any hand-outs

    -Pencils and highlighters

    Max Students:  12

  • Science – 1st Pd Friday (5th – 6th)

    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

    Course DescriptionWhat separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

    This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. We will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!

    Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course. 

     Teacher:    Anjuli Watanabe

    Curriculum:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Notebook Journal 

    https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-3-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. 

    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Pre-requisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 5th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Intro to Chess – 2nd Pd (5th-6th)

    Course Description:  Come join in the fun and learn how to get started playing chess. Chess Coach Mike B. from North Texas Chess Academy is excited to teach you how to set up the chess board, how the pieces move, how to capture, chess notation, check, checkmate, castling and the ABC’s to starting a game. The class will also include fun facts about chess history and current events. Of course, there will be plenty of activities and playing!

    Teacher:  Mike Bowden

    Curriculum:  Internal Chess Curriculum

    Expectations:  There is no outside homework for this class

    Grade Level:  5th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • EV3 Robotics (A.I.) Artificial Intelligence – Weather Solutions 2nd Pd Wed (6th-9th)

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students will explore how machines work in sync with weather to provide solutions for our environment. Students will design, adapt and modify their robots to accomplish several advanced tasks for the A.I. model. Each challenge allows all coding and LEGO skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in providing solutions to life’s challenges

    Curriculum:  Rocket Science for Kids

    Teacher:  Michael Calahan

    Grade Level:  6th-9th

    Max Students:  12

  • Functional Fitness – 4th Period Wed (6th-9th)
    Course Description: Whether your goal is general fitness or to optimize sports performance, our class will strive to build foundational fitness for any athlete. The programming will be engaging, challenging, and habit forming. We will incorporate a variety of fun, competitive workouts and skills with cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. Foundational movements will include squatting, deadlifts, pressing, pulling, jumping, etc.  Everything we do will build upon progressions, scaling, and individual goal setting. All abilities and levels of experience will have options to grow and participate in a meaningful way.


    Instructor:
    Bryant

    Course Expectations:  1 hour/week in addition to class participation

    Pre-Requisites: None
    Grade Levels: 6th – 9th

    Max Students:  12

  • Math Mania – 5th Period Friday (5th – 6th)

    Course Description: Math Mania is a course for 5th-6th graders who enjoy math, those who don’t, and everyone in between.  This class will NOT have any homework or tests.  It is simply a way to reinforce math concepts regardless of math curriculum used at home. Decimals, Fractions, Problem Solving, Multiplication, Division, Mental Math, and more will be covered over the course of the year.  Occasionally paper and pencil will be used, but mostly the Teacher will provide all necessary materials.

    Course Expectations: Attentiveness, a positive can-do attitude, and participation in-class activities are the primary expectations. Students need to have mastered addition, subtraction and multiplication concepts.

    Homework: LIGHT to NONE

    Textbooks and Materials: NONE

    Notebook paper and pencil occasionally

    Examples of Games: Math WAR, Spiral, Card Countdown, Coordinate Pairs, Time to Multiply, Blokus, Trifecta, Bingo using Multiplication and Division, Worksheet games, Spoons, and more!

    Teacher:  Melissa Cheshier

    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

    Max  Students:  12

  • Science – 4th Pd Friday (5th – 6th)

    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

    Course DescriptionWhat separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

    This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. We will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!

    Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course. 

     Teacher:    TBD

    Curriculum:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Notebook Journal 

    https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-3-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. 

    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Pre-requisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 5th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Science – 3rd Pd Friday (5th – 6th)

    Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day

    Course DescriptionWhat separates people from apes? How can a Great Dane be related to a Chihuahua? Is there evidence that people and dinosaurs lived at the same time? What should you do if you encounter a bear? How can you tell if a snake is poisonous? Come find out answers to these questions and many, many more with Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 3!

    This third book in the zoology series takes students on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even their own backyard to explore, examine and enjoy the enchanting creatures God designed to inhabit the terrain. We will discover amazing animals from primates to parasites, kangaroos to caimans, and turtles to terrifying T-Rex—and the safari doesn’t end there!

    Students will also keep a record of where each animal is found on a map and learn to identify animal tracks. As with all the Apologia elementary books, students will continue the practice of narration, keeping a notebook of what they have learned, and enjoy many hands-on projects and experiments throughout the course. 

     Teacher:    Anjuli Watanabe

    Curriculum:  Apologia Exploring Creation with Zoology 3: Land Animals of the Sixth Day Textbook
    Notebooking Journal: Notebook Journal 

    https://www.apologia.com/product/apologia-advantage-set-zoology-3-with-regular-notebooking-journal/

    Course Expectations: Students are expected to complete assigned reading material and complete notebook page questions/assignments (as listed in the syllabus) prior to class. By doing so, they will be better equipped to understand the material as it is being presented on Fridays, as well as participate in classroom discussions, demonstrations, experiments, and projects. 

    Homework: This should take approximately 20-30 mins. a day, up to three days a week.

    Pre-requisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 5th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Book Club – 6th Pd Friday (5th-6th)
  • Grammar – 3rd Pd Friday (5th-6th)

    Steps to Good Grammar

    Course Description:  This course is all about giving students the tools they need to communicate more effectively.  Through a systematic, analytical, repetitive, and cumulative method, students will understand the basic unit of communication–the sentence. This course progresses from the most rudimentary sentence, to sentences containing sophisticated word arrangements. This developmental approach helps students to gain control over their sentences and to increase their ability to communicate grammatically and meaningfully. This course will cover the fundamentals of English grammar and usage along with sentence punctuation.

    Students will become expert detectives as they learn the parts of speech, learn how to identify each word in a sentence, and finally, learn to analyze a sentence through diagramming.

    Unit format: Pretest, Practice, Drill, Test

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel

    Curriculum:  No Textbook required  *curriculum provided by instructor-Student pages (provided by instructor)

    Steps to Good Grammar by Genevieve Walberg Schaefer Walch Publishing 
    -Instruction/answer key for parent (PDF)
    -Colored pencils
    -Index cards 3×5 with ring to bind

    Homework: Varies by weekly unit

    This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home
    -5 min daily review

    Prerequisites: grammar foundation

    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Art – 5th Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 4th – 6th

    Max Students:  16

     

  • Art – 4th Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 4th – 6th

    Max Students:  16

     

  • Art – 1st Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  Art has been a medium through which people have not only documented, but also shaped history, science and society—both past and future. A culture’s art gives us a peek into civilizations through the ages: Insights into their world, clothing, food, what they love and most valued, their education, homes and habits. This year’s art program will not only dip into the cultural and historical significance of many artists and artworks, but it will also give students the opportunity to explore and create with many different mediums in order to build basic skills as budding artists. Arrow’s art program will offer projects that build confidence with various materials and tools, and while working, students will be learning vocabulary related to the concepts being taught in class. By taking a multi-faceted approach to art that includes exploration of history and culture, materials, vocabulary, and skill building, Arrow’s art program starts students on a path that will give them the confidence and skills necessary for continued artistic success.

    Teacher:  TBD

    Curriculum:  TBD

    Expectations:

    Grade Levels: 4th – 6th

    Max Students:  16

     

  • Intro to Chess – 4th Pd (5th – 6th)

    Course Description:  Come join in the fun and learn how to get started playing chess. Chess Coach Mike B. from North Texas Chess Academy is excited to teach you how to set up the chess board, how the pieces move, how to capture, chess notation, check, checkmate, castling and the ABC’s to starting a game. The class will also include fun facts about chess history and current events. Of course, there will be plenty of activities and playing!

    Teacher:  Mike Bowden

    Curriculum:  Internal Chess Curriculum

    Expectations:  There is no outside homework for this class

    Grade Level:  5th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Grammar – 1st Pd Friday (5th-6th)

    Steps to Good Grammar

    Course Description:  This course is all about giving students the tools they need to communicate more effectively.  Through a systematic, analytical, repetitive, and cumulative method, students will understand the basic unit of communication–the sentence. This course progresses from the most rudimentary sentence, to sentences containing sophisticated word arrangements. This developmental approach helps students to gain control over their sentences and to increase their ability to communicate grammatically and meaningfully. This course will cover the fundamentals of English grammar and usage along with sentence punctuation.

    Students will become expert detectives as they learn the parts of speech, learn how to identify each word in a sentence, and finally, learn to analyze a sentence through diagramming.

    Unit format: Pretest, Practice, Drill, Test

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel

    Curriculum:  No Textbook required  *curriculum provided by instructor-Student pages (provided by instructor)

    Steps to Good Grammar by Genevieve Walberg Schaefer Walch Publishing 
    -Instruction/answer key for parent (PDF)
    -Colored pencils
    -Index cards 3×5 with ring to bind

    Homework: Varies by weekly unit

    This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home
    -5 min daily review

    Prerequisites: grammar foundation

    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

    Max Students:  12

  • MS Art – 4th Pd Wed (6th-8th)

    Course Description:  Middle School Art is designed for art-loving students who would like to strengthen their art skills while expanding their knowledge of art history, criticism, and aesthetics. The course will focus on sketch, watercolor, and acrylic instruction but will also cover upper-level art concepts such as color theory and the art elements and principles of design. This is an exciting course designed to immerse students in a classical art experience.
    Teacher: Aimee Hunter
    Curriculum: Students are required to purchase a kit similar to the one we had this year. Returning students will be able to reuse theirs if it is in good shape. The kit is around $25.
    Course Expectations: Light Homework-1 hour per week.  Students will be expected to participate in class discussions, critiques, presentations, and projects. Students will be asked to give 2 small presentations throughout the school year, 1 per semester. No other homework will be assigned in this class; however, students are encouraged to practice drawing and painting in their free time at home. The course syllabus will provide additional resources that are optional and may be completed by the student throughout the week to support the classroom lesson.
    Grade Levels: 6th-8th
    Max Students:  16

  • Life Science – 2nd Pd Wed (6th-7th)

    Course Description:  Life Science is an introduction to structured science classes at Arrow. We will cover three units – Plants, the Human Body and Animals. Each unit will consist of short readings, questions and a presentation at the end of the unit. Our class time will be spent covering the main topics and learning thru mini-labs. While this class does not have a full lab component, we do introduce the different parts of science experiments and lab reports. Our goal is to prepare the students for upper-level science classes in an interesting and guided manner.

    Life Science utilizes the beautiful MasterBook “God’s Design for Life” to reveal the wonders of God’s creation through the study of plants, the human body, and animals. Designed to build critical thinking skills, this colorful text includes ample hands-on activities to ignite curiosity for our amazing world.
    God’s Design: Life by Debbie and Richard Lawrence
    Both the text and teacher’s guide are required.

    Screen reader support enabled.

    Teacher: Beth Medeiros
    Curriculum: MasterBooks God’s Design: Life by Debbie & Richard Lawrence

    https://www.masterbooks.com/gods-design-for-life-set-mb-edition

    Expectations: Class requires reading & vocabulary review that will likely take most families 45 minutes/4 days a week to complete at home.  3 Presentations
    Prerequisites: none
    Lab Fee:
    $25
    Grade Levels: 6th-7th
    Max Students:  15

     

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 6th Pd Friday (4th-6th)
    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.

    Teacher: Bowmen Sports
    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th
    Max Students:  12

  • Group Guitar – 5th Pd Wed (2:40-3:55) (6th-8th)

    Group Guitar: From calm finger styles to epic rock solos, the guitar is one of the most iconic instruments of all time. The group guitar course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn guitar in a fun and stimulating environment. Ampersand Music has developed its own guitar curriculum that combines classical music theory with popular styles that keeps guitar interesting while still providing vital music theory and techniques. This class will include a 55-minute group lesson followed by a 20-minute practice/study time.

    Teacher:  Ampersand Music

    Grade Level:  6th-8th

    Max Students: 6

  • Middle School Art – 4th UA Period Friday (6th-8th)

    Supply Fee:  $25

    Grade Level:  6th-8th

    Max Students:  12

  • Speech – 5th Pd (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  No need to fear public speaking – this course will help you to be prepared! Lessons will cover: listening skills, voice and gestures, speech writing, stage fright, introductions, persuasive and interpretation speeches.

    Teacher:  Claire Roberts

    Curriculum:  Public Speaking Unit, Literacy in Focus, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Public-Speaking-Unit-Public-Speaking-Lesson-Plans-3217178

    Expectations: This is not a homework instensive class & will likely take most families 20 minutes/3 days per week to complete at home

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Levels: 4th-6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Geography – 3rd Pd Wed (6th-7th)

    Course Description:  In this course students will take an adventurous Trip Around the World to explore each of the seven continents one at a time, studying the following areas: GEOGRAPHY (land forms, rivers, countries & cities, climate), HISTORY (brief overview of the history of each continent), RELIGION (Dominant religion/s of each continent; impact on Christianity), CULTURE (government, economics, society, thought & learning, art,  language), KEY PEOPLE (missionaries, historical & political figures, artists, scientists), CURRENT EVENTS/ISSUES (political, social, religious issues). NATIVE PLANTS & ANIMALS.  Activities & assignments will include mapping, research, fact charts, vocabulary drills, games, songs, skill testing, some artistic expression, and food preparation.

    Curriculum:  TBA

    Teacher: TBA

    Homework: 2-2.5 hours/week (depending on depth of study if using as a family adventure – see*)

    Grade Level:   6th – 7th

    Max Students:  12

     

  • Advanced Science and Technology – Inventor’s Class – 5th Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students use natural resources (wind and solar) to discover advanced engineering principles. Students will combine two or more simple machines to gain hands on experience implementing the principles learned. Students will also explore ways to engage secondary engineering principles (testing how durable and efficient) to innovate and inspire tomorrow’s machines.


    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No Homework
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th
    Max Students: 12

  • Narnia 1 – 1st Pd Wed (6th-7th)

    Narnia 1 – IEW
    Course Description:  Using the first three novels of The Chronicles of Narnia® (The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy), this series of 30 lessons (with two bonus lessons) beckons students to experience the enchanted land of Narnia through the Structure and Style® writing method. The Student Book gives reading assignments from the novels, source texts on related topics, checklists, assignments, wordlists, and more! (The Teacher’s Manual is an optional component of the course. It guides the teacher/parent through each lesson with in-depth explanations, tips for teaching, checklists, and other notes that will ensure that you and your students are successful with Following Narnia.) In this course students will use the IEW writing method to take notes and create simple outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a mini research report and compose creative essays. The class will use IEW Following Narnia, Volume 1.This approach to learning to write provides the structure that students need in order to develop confidence in the writing process. Additionally, stylistic techniques (strong verbs, quality adjectives, use of adverbial clauses, sentence openers, etc.) will be taught incrementally to move students from the basics to more sophisticated writing. This class will also have a Grammar Review and Vocabulary Development component.

    Curriculum:  IEW Following Narnia Volume 1

    Teacher:  Marsha Day

    Expectations: Class requires reading & vocabulary review that will likely take most families 45 minutes/4 days a week to complete at home.

    Prerequisities:  None – *Attend 1 parent equipping before school begins

    Grade Level:  6th-7th

    Max Students: 12

     

     

     

     

     

  • Bible New Testament – 5th Pd Wed (6th-7th)

    Course Description(TENTATIVE) Apologia’s The Word in Motion: New Testament is the second volume in an illustrated, two-part Bible curriculum that equips students to know, live, and share the Word of God. Your kids can know the Bible! Teach them to know, love, and live God’s Word by showing them how the books of the Bible fit together to tell the grand story of God’s love for His people. Once they see and know the big picture, even kids can read the Word with purpose, passion, and real understanding.The Word in Motion takes the intimidation out of teaching Scripture by combining streaming video instruction with vibrant illustrations, fun-to-read narratives, engaging discussion questions, and memorable character profiles. Developed in cooperation with Walk Thru the Bible, this curriculum also gets kids up and moving to help them remember the key people, places, and events from every book of the Bible!

    Homework Expectations: 60-90 minutes per week, completing lesson, watching video, memorizing scripture

    Teacher: Yoanna Thompson

    Grade Level:  6th-7th

    Max Students:  12
  • Latin C – UA 3rd Pd Fri (6th – 8th)

    Course Description:  This advanced class is for 6th-8th graders who have completed all of Latin for Children, Book B, or equivalent. We review concepts from the previous two Latin books in this series, plus fourth conjugation verbs, as well as fourth and fifth declensions. Students will learn 240+ new Latin vocabulary terms and will be introduced to correlative adverbs. Due to the longer class period, we will also be able to spend time each week doing Latin translations. Students new to Arrow’s Latin program will be tested by the instructor to ascertain their Latin level.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller

    Curriculum:
    Latin for Children, Book C
    Latin History Reader
    Latin for Children, Book C Teacher’s Edition (optional)

    Prerequisites: Latin for Children B, or equivalent.

    Placement Test: Test date TBD; $20 placement test fee due to instructor at time of exam.

    Expectations: This class will require one hour homework, four days per week. The curriculum moves at a rapid pace, including weekly Latin translations.

    Grade Levels: 6th-8th
    Max Students:  12

  • Bowmen Sports P.E. – 2nd Pd Friday (4th-6th)
    Course Description:  PE is a class that allows students to explore multiple sports in a fun, learning environment. This program is designed for students to be ACTIVE while learning about athletics and team sports. Each class begins with a dynamic warm-up and stretch. Next, we rotate through agility stations and drills. Units of study include sport-specific drills and games, including rules of the game, strategy, and the fundamentals required to play. We also enjoy fun classic games like kickball, dodgeball, whiffle ball, wallball, and capture the flag.
    Teacher: Bowmen Sports

    Time Expectation: Just be ACTIVE every day

    Grade Levels:  4th-6th

    Max Students:  20

  • Ancient History – 5th Pd Friday (5th-6th)
    Course Description: This year, we are going back to the beginning starting with the early nomads and continuing through to the last Roman Empire. We will spend time with the people of God from the Old Testament, and travel to lands such as Egypt, China, Africa, Greece, and India. Students will see history through the lens of God’s providence and His guiding of His people and the nations in various parts of the ancient world. We will discover heroes of old to be inspired by. Classroom learning will include: rich discussions of our weekly reading lessons; lively activities, games, and projects; worksheets; map work; quarterly class presentations; and occasional foods from different cultures and time periods.
    Teacher: Mantzel
    Journey through the Bible, David C. Cook
    Time Expectations:  Class requires outside reading of 1.5 – 2 hours each week + prep work for quarterly presentations
    Grade Level: 5th & 6th
    Max Students:  12
  • IEW 2 – 4th Pd Friday (5th-6th)

    IEW 2 Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons

    Course Description:  In this course, students will learn IEW’s Structure and Style® in writing. As students move through various ancient history themes and topics, they incrementally learn and review the models of structure and elements of style. Students will move through the first eight (of nine) units in a step-by-step method with clear directives that help reduce confusion and build confidence in their writing ability. They will learn to create outlines, summarize narrative stories, construct a research report, and essays. Additionally, stylistic techniques will be taught incrementally to move students from a basic to a more sophisticated style of writing.

    Teacher: Cathleen McDaniel

    Textbook and Materials: Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons https://iew.com/shop/products/ancient-history-based-writing-lessons-student-book-only

    2. Student Resource Notebook-print download from student workbook
    3. 3 ring binder with 8 dividers and plastic sleeves for completed papers
    4. Zippered pouch for vocabulary cards

    Expectations:
    Students are expected to know the basics of sentence construction. They should have experience in writing sentences and short paragraphs. Students will be expected to complete assigned work and study vocabulary words. A writing assignment will be due weekly.

    Homework:
    5 min daily review of vocabulary words
    1-2 hours weekly

    Prerequisites: 1-2 years of IEW

    Grade Levels: 5th-6th

    Max Students:  12

     

  • LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics – Friday 2nd Pd (4th-6th)

    Lego Spike Prime Robotics  Create-Code-Innovate

    *Due to high demand, we are limiting each student to ONE robotics class on their schedule AT FIRST. If there is a second class the student would like to enroll in, please join the waitlist and indicate this is a second selection.  If there is room, we will contact you after June 1st and you may add the course to your student’s schedule.

    Course Description:  Students discover and explore code placement while creating robotic designs and innovating by adding attachments. The class will code the SPIKE Prime platform and complete several challenges using provided laptops to, LEGO Technic elements, and several interactive sensors are available to customize each robot. Each challenge allows all skill levels to learn and develop knowledge and confidence in problem solving.

    Teacher: Michael Calahan
    Curriculum: Rocket Science for Kids
    Prerequisites: None
    Expectations: No homework
    Grade Levels: 4th-6th
    Max Students:  12

  • Book Club – 3rd Pd Friday (5th-6th)
  • Latin A – 3rd Pd Friday (4th-6th)

    Course Description:  This beginner-level Latin class is for 4th-6th grades. Students will learn 240+ vocabulary terms and many famous Latin maxims. Students will cover first and second declension endings, first and second conjugation endings, first and second declension adjectives, as well as imperfect and future verb endings. In addition, they are introduced to ‘sum,’ an important linking verb in Latin, and they will master this irregular verb in imperfect, present, and future tenses. Finally, learners are introduced to prepositions and cover additional irregular verbs in various tenses. While learning the Latin language and grammar, students will also thoroughly review English vocabulary words and English grammar.

    Teacher: Sharon Miller

    Curriculum: Latin for Children, Book A Version 4.0 

    Expectations:  Class requires outside reading and vocabulary review that will likely take most familes 45 minutes/4 days a week to complete at home.

    Prerequisites:  None

    Grade Level:  4th – 6th

    Max Students:  12

  • Latin B – 1st Pd Friday (5th-7th)

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