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					 Grades           Credit?            Class                 Teacher         Length

 9th -10th          Y             Biology Lab             Julie Dean        Year

 7th & 8th                    General Science Lab      Monica Williams      Year

7th & up                           Write On!           Brooke Thompson      Year

                                 Art and Music
 rd         th
3 – 12            Can Be         Appreciation             Anna Long         Year

                             Forensic Science with     Monica Remkus &
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 5 & up           Can Be       Critical Thinking        Krista Wyant        Year

 3rd – 7th                          Drama                Judy Gardner    1st semester

  2-8th                          Anatomy Lab            Donna Graham        Year

  1st-6th                      American History        Regina Coffman       Year

      K-5                        Archaeology             Vivian Smith    1st semester

  K-1st                        Music & Playtime          Robin Heyne

                            Multisensory letters and
       K                            sounds             Tammy Wesson           ?

                            Anatomy, Human Body or
             st
Age 3 – 1                           Health             Mary Ann Wood     1st semester
                                        American History

Class Name: American History

Teacher: Regina Coffman and Genna Millsap

Grades offered to: 1 - 6

Teacher materials/costs: I don’t see any teacher cost as of yet.

Student materials/costs: $8.00 supply fee per semester and cost of books, about $39.95 per set of six
NEW and we use 2 sets per semester.

 Materials the student must provide: May be ask to bring things from home such as needles, thread,
colors, scissors etc…

Check any that apply:

___ This class can be used for credit. ** IF done in conjunction with the actual text at home.

 X This class is a full year class.

___ This class is closed to new students.

___ This class has the following pre-requisites: None

Minimum number of students? 4           Maximum number of students? 15

Class Description:

 This class is designed to study certain areas of history through the eyes of an American Girl. For instance
in studying the character of Addy we studied the events of the Civil War and slavery. There will be
reading, crafts, and some cooking involved.

Outside of Class expectations:

Reading

Material Description:

We will study Josefina, Kaya, Samantha and Kit. All have different authors and these books are published
by Pleasant Hill Publishers. All other materials such as craft books and cookbooks are also published by
the same company.
                                    Anatomy
Class: Anatomy

Teacher: Maryann Wood

Grades offered to: Preschool, Kindergarten, & 1st grade

Teacher material/cost: $7.00 per student

Material students must provide: none

Minimum students: 1       Maximum students: 12

Class description: Using a variety of books: Exploring Creation with Human
Anatomy & Physiology, Bible, several Usborne anatomy related books, and library
books, we will be learning about God's most wonderful creation! Each week
we will be doing age appropriate hands-on activities & projects in relation to the
part of the body we are discussing. Our theme verse will be: Psalm 139:14 "I
praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made"

Material description: As noted above.
                                              Archaeology
Class Name: Archaeology

Teacher: Vivian Smith

Grades offered to: k-5

Teacher materials/costs: None

Student materials/costs: $5.00 per student - for the materials used for the excavations.

Materials the student must provide: each student will need: 1 pair of gardening gloves, 1 cover shirt
(this is to keep their clothing clean; a button up mans dress shirt or an oversized t-shirt works fine),
pencil, crayons and/or colored pencils.

Check any that apply:
___ This class can be used for credit.
___ This class is a full year class.
___ This class is closed to new students.
___ This class has the following pre-requisites: None

Minimum number of students? 4         Maximum number of students? 15

Class Description:
 Students will learn about the methods and tools used by archeologists to discover remains and objects
and how to piece them into a historical setting. Students will, also, learn about ancient civilizations, such
as ancient Egypt.
We will have "lab days" in the classroom and, we will have "field days" where we will go outside for an
"excavation."
This is done on the church grounds usually behind the FLC.
I will set up areas for an "archaeological dig" to simulate working in an archeological lab by having the
students find and reconstruct artifacts, such as broken pottery, pieces of parchment, "ancient" coins,
etc. and record their data. Students will describe, classify, and analyze the artifacts they find.

Outside of Class expectations: None

Material Description:
Books:
Archaeology Thematic Unit by Mary Ellen Sterling
Hands-On Archaeology: Real-Life Activities for Kids by John R. White
Archaeology by Rebecca Stark
Archaeology for Kids by Richard Panchyk
Ancient Civilizations and The Bible by Diana Waring

Online Resources:
Archaeology and The Bible by Cindy Downes -
http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/archaeolBible.html
Dig - The Archaeology Magazine for Kids - www.digonsite.com


                                         Art & Music Appreciation
Class Name: Art & Music Appreciation – HANDS ON!

Teacher: Anna Long

                     rd    th
Grades offered to: 3 – 12

Teacher materials/costs: - 0 - (Primary teachers book is my personal copy)

Student materials/costs: $8

Materials the student must provide: High school students will need one stretched canvas
                           (size TBD but approx 12”X24”. I will confirm this on the syllabus)
Check any that apply:
_X_ This class can be used for credit. *
_X_ This class is a full year class.
___ This class is closed to new students.
___ This class has the following pre-requisites:
Minimum number of students? 4 Maximum number of students? 20

Class Description: We will look at seven time periods throughout history in relation to art and music. We will
study the famous artists and musicians of each time period. We will study theory, make hands on creations and do
some in depth studies of the key elements of the culture to see how music and art have shaped or are shaped by
them. Each week students will have a take home application sheet (a crossword puzzle, a word search or some
other form of worksheet) that they can complete to direct some additional learning opportunities.



Outside of Class expectations:
Weekly Worksheet regarding the artist/musician that we learned about in class.
Additionally we would like to plan a few field trips as we find relevant opportunities available locally.
*High school students (for credit) will have extension projects to complete at home in addition to the worksheets.
They will be studying artists/musicians in research projects or other hands on activities. (For example, we may
assign them to create a sketch/painting in a particular style that we learned in class to bring back to class the next
week or we may have them listen to additional samples of a musicians’ work and compare the pieces based on the
theory we studied in class.) Students will need access to the library and the internet for some of these projects.
(Grades will be based on learning the techniques and attitude of the learner NOT the skill to master techniques.)

Material Description:

Primary – Great Artists and Musicians By Mark Ammons Mark Twain Media/Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Company, Inc
Secondary - http://www.musictheory.net/lessons
Secondary - http://www.oklahomahomeschool.com/musicApprHSU.html
                                                   Biology Lab
Class Name: Biology Lab
Teacher: Julie Dean
Grades offered to: 9th grade and up
Teacher materials/costs: none
Student materials/costs:
Required:
                                     nd
     1) Apologia Biology Textbook, 2 Edition
     2) Microscope and slide set (these can be purchased separately) (1 microscope per two students unless a
    student would prefer to have their own) **We will try to coordinate this over the summer**
     3) Dissection Kit with specimens (1 per every 2 students)
     4) Lab notebook (just a 3-ring binder w/ paper would be fine)
Recommended/Optional
     1) Multimedia companion CD-ROM
     2) MP3 audio CD (good for auditory learners)
Check any that apply:
_X_ This class can be used for credit. ** IF done in conjunction with the actual text at home.
_X_ This class is a full year class.
___ This class is closed to new students.
___ This class has the following pre-requisites: None
Minimum number of students? _4_ Maximum number of students? _14_

Class Description:
This course is designed to be the student’s first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course that
provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the
vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom
classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution,
dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Students who take
and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university biology course. (taken from Apologia
website)

Outside of Class expectations:
         The student is expected to do Biology as a course at home. A schedule for each semester will be
provided, and can be modified by the parent if needed. Lab reports from experiments done at co-op will be due
the next week at the beginning of class. Drawings will be required for in-class labs when applicable, and highly
encouraged for any labs/work done at home. Lab grades will be given.
         The schedule will include the reading, OYO (on your own) questions, study guides, module summaries and
tests. Class time will mainly be spent on labs, with summary/review lectures and occasional short quizzes as time
allows. The student will be expected to have their reading/assignments up to date in order to be prepared for the
labs each week. Students and/or parents should check answers to the OYO questions. The Study Guide is highly
recommended and is an excellent way to review/study for the tests. Module Summaries are another tool for
review/mastery. The Study Guide answers, Module Summary answers, tests and test answer keys are found in the
Solutions and Tests Guide.
         Students should plan on spending an average of 45-60 minutes each school day on Biology.

Material Description:
                                  nd
Exploring Creation with Biology, 2 Edition
Author: Dr. Jay Wile & Marilyn F. Durnell
Published by: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.
                                            Drama
Class Name: Drama

Teacher: Judy Gardner

Grades offered to: 3rd-7th

Teacher materials/costs: $80 for the Camp Wallaballa play

Student materials/costs: $3/family for their binder and copy of the play in sheet protectors +
$5/student in set costs

Materials the student must provide: none

Check any that apply:
___ This class can be used for credit. ** IF done in conjunction with the actual text at home.
___ This class is a full year class.
___ This class is closed to new students.
___This class has the following pre-requisites: None

Minimum number of students? 15        Maximum number of students? 30

Class Description: This class will teach your child stage presence, how to enunciate their
voice and to speak parts clearly, how to express their character through body language, ad to
do in synch choreography with a group. Some singing may be required. Your child will be
REQUIRED to perform in front of an audience for group production and small skits. Group play
is bible based and will strengthen your child's character. Auditions will be done to award parts.
Most of all, expect to have fun!

Outside of Class expectations: Child will be required to learn parts outside of class! One large
group play will be performed for family outside of class. Two or three rehearsals near
production date, outside of regular class hours, may be required. For group play, parents help
will be expected with set or whatever is needed :)

Material Description: Camp Wallaballa, Pamela Vandewalker, Lillnas (publisher). Small skit
material will be from Lifeway and from previous skit material used in co-op by Monica Remkus.
                                     Forensic Science with Critical Thinking

Class Name: Forensic Science with Critical Thinking

Teacher: Monica Remkus, Assistants: Krista Wyant and Tammi Clement
Grades offered to: 5th grade and up
Teacher materials/costs: none (Books were previously purchased for my personal use.)
Student materials/costs: $5/student for lab supplies (per semester)
Materials the student must provide: Lab notebook, safety goggles, and occasionally some lab supplies from
home.
Check any that apply:
_X_ This class can be used for credit. If done in conjunction with a text at home. Student must be in ninth grade
for a credit and this class cannot replace Physical Science or Biology.
_X_ This class is a full year class.
___ This class is closed to new students.
___ This class has the following pre-requisites: None
Minimum number of students? 8             Maximum number of students? 20
Class Description:
This course is intended to take our Critical Thinking class a step higher. Students will use critical thinking skills and
science knowledge to solve mysteries and crimes. Students will be divided into groups of three or four and will be
given instructions each week about solving a crime or mystery and will perform a lab to determine the outcome.
                                                                                                           th     th
There may be some outside work, but nothing too involved and only on certain labs. The labs for 7 – 12 grades
will consist of topics such as document forgery, chromatography of inks, chromatography of lipsticks, crime scene
evaluation, deductive reasoning, examination of glass fractures, glass identification, identifying unknown
substances, finger print evaluation, dental forensics, skeletal evidence, etc. Some of these labs will be used for the
younger grades and new ones added such as dusting for fingerprints, seeds and spores, casts, etc. Seventh grade
and up will be expected to answer post lab questions, but will work in groups to get the answers. Some lessons
may focus on assignments from the books One Hour Mysteries and More One Hour Mysteries. If your child has a
fear or dread of science, this class may help him/her develop more of an interest. Students will be expected to
keep a lab notebook. There is an evaluation rubric with each lab for the seventh grade and up and I will be happy
to complete this and get it to the parent if it is needed as a grade for a credit
Outside of Class expectations:
If the student is taking this class for a credit, it will be the responsibility of the parent to make sure the student is
reading the text of choice at home and is doing all required work. (I will gladly furnish names of some sources if
needed.)
There will be a few times that all students may be required to do a small amount of work at home such as finish a
drawing or finish up a lab that may take a little more time. All students will be expected to become familiar with
terms used in crime scene investigating. Requirements will be adjusted with grade levels.
Material Description:
Crime Scene Investigations                                           One Hour Mysteries and More One Hour Mysteries
Authors: Pam Walker and Elaine Wood                                  Author: Ann Carr
Publisher: Jossey-Bass                                               Publisher: Prufrock Press, Inc.

Detective Science                                                Who Dunit Puzzles-brainteasers from Riddle Middle
School (Author: Jim Wiese                                        Author: Robert Mandelberg
Publisher: Jossey-Bass                                           Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co.

Crime-Solving Science Projects
Author: Kenneth G. Rainis
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.
                                             General Science Lab

Class Name: General Science Lab
Teacher: Monica Williams
                       th
Grades offered to: 7 grade and up
Teacher materials/costs: none
Student materials/costs: $5/student for lab supplies (per semester)
Materials the student must provide: Apologia General Science textbook plus additional lab supplies not provided
Check any that apply:
___ This class can be used for credit. ** IF done in conjunction with the actual text at home. (Lab grades will be
given.)
_X_ This class is a full year class.
___ This class is closed to new students.
___ This class has the following pre-requisites: None

Minimum number of students? 5 Maximum number of students? 20

Class Description:
This course is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. The course covers such
topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology,
biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide. There are many hands-on
experiments to do, and they all use household items. This lab is to be participated in based on the student using
                                                      nd
Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science 2 Edition at home throughout the school year. All labs that
can be done in 2 15-week co-op sessions, will be done and will be taken straight from the text.

Outside of Class expectations:
         The student is expected to do General Science as a course at home. A schedule for each semester will be
available for use, but certainly can be modified by the parent. As long as the student has done the reading and text
work up to and including the labs to be performed at co-op, any schedule the parent/student works out is fine.
Students will be expected to submit a lab report each week of the experiment(s) done the previous week at co-op.
(Labs done at home are not requested.) Lab reports should be written such that an unfamiliar person can read it
and know the purpose, what was used, what was done, the results, and what was learned. Drawings are
encouraged if they will aid in understanding or clarity. This will take a 30-45 minutes per day on most days, but
could take more on some days.
         The schedule will include the reading, On Your Own (OYO) questions, study guides, module summaries,
and tests, all to be done at home. Class time will primarily be spent doing experiments except on a few occasions.
Students should do their best to keep up with the schedule of homework so they are comfortable with the lab
topics. Students or preferably parents should always check the answers to the OYO questions the student
completes, and have them correct any incorrect answers. Answers to the OYO questions are found at the end of
each module. A Study Guide appears at the end of each module and is highly recommended as a good review of
the material (and for the tests). Module Summaries are in Appendix B in the text, and they are also recommended.
You may have the student write this out, make copies and have them fill in the blanks, and go over it orally or
however you want to approach this. The Study Guide answers, Module Summary answers, tests and test answers
are found in the Solutions and Tests guide.

Material Description:
                                          nd
Exploring Creation with General Science, 2 Edition
Author: Dr. Jay L. Wile
Published by Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.

Purchase of the Multimedia Companion CD-Rom is optional, but recommended
Purchase of the MP3 Audio CD is optional. (This is the entire book that can be downloaded and listened to.)
                     Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab

Class Name: Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab

Teacher: Donna Graham

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Grades offered to: Second through eighth grades (recommended for K-6 )

Teacher materials/costs: None

Student materials/costs: $5.00 per student per semester for lab supplies

Materials the student must provide: Each student will need crayons, colored pencils or markers, pencils with
sharpener, paper, and scissors. It is not required that you purchase the Apologia textbook for Zoology 2.

Check any that apply:
___ This class can be used for credit.
 X This class is a full year class.
___ This class is closed to new students.
___ This class has the following pre-requisites: None
Minimum number of students? 4             Maximum number of students? 20 per class

Class Description:

In Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology, we will learn about the incredible human body that
God created. The book starts with the study of cells and then moves through specific systems in the body like the
muscular system, digestive system and the skeletal system just to name a few. The book also teaches about health
and nutrition, healthy habits, genetics and how all of these wonderful things are linked to the Creator. Every
lesson in Anatomy and Physiology ends with a project and/or experiment that teaches your child real science using
the scientific method. These activities will help develop the skills needed to perform scientifically accurate and
valid experiments. The projects and experiments use primarily common household items but will occasionally
require a few more in-depth items. Activities in the book will be supplemented as necessary to fill the lab schedule
for the year. The labs will be beneficial to all learners, even those who choose to complete a different science
study at home. In the lab I will teach that each student is fearfully and wonderfully made by God with a special
purpose.

Outside of Class expectations:
Several activities begun in class will require outside work and/or observations for completion. There are also
optional lapbook materials and an Anatomy Notebooking Journal available from various distributors that are based
on the Apologia elementary science books. Rainbow Resource and Knowledge Box Central are two such
distributors. Lapbooks and journals are certainly not required for the class, but some of you, particularly those
doing the study at home, may wish to complete one to chronicle all that you learn in the course.

Material Description:
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology
Author: Jeannie K. Fulbright and Brooke Ryan, M.D.
Published by: Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc.
                                     Letters & Sounds

Class Name: Letters & Sounds

Teacher: Tammy Wesson

Grades offered to: Kindergarten

Teacher materials/costs: None

Student materials/costs: $7-8 per semester

Materials the student must provide: I will purchase materials for each student and keep it in
class.


Check any that apply:
___ This class can be used for credit. ** IF done in conjunction with the actual text at home.
_?__ This class is a full year class.
___ This class is closed to new students.
___ This class has the following pre-requisites: None

Minimum number of students? __any_          Maximum number of students? 9; less is better or
2 classes

Class Description: This class will work on large and small motor skills. (ie cutting, drawing lines
for building writing skills, arm motions, body movement). Use of Susan Barton Multisensory
phonics (learning how to identify each sound in a word; real and nonsense). This will begin at
the beginning if all the kids know the alphabet and short sounds. If we need to work on
alphabet recognition and their short sounds we will do that each day first and work on sound
identification at the end of each class. This class can be for both semesters. I can easily go from
sound identification to spelling and reading cvc words when the kids show they are capable.
The sound recognition is usually taught with tiles. I plan to use mats or laminated poster board
and have the kid physically jump and verbally say the sound they hear. I also plan to work on
large motor skills and balance with simple exercises.

Outside of Class expectations:

I encourage practicing sound recognition and balance exercises.

Material Description: Barton Reading &Spelling System and OG training materials.
                                            Music and Playtime

Class Name: Music and Playtime

Teacher: Robin Heyne

Grades offered to: K-1

Teacher materials/costs: $0.00

Student materials/costs: $0.00

Materials the student must provide: $0.00

Check any that apply:
___ This class can be used for credit. ** IF done in conjunction with the actual text at home.
___ This class is a full year class.
___ This class is closed to new students.
___ This class has the following pre-requisites: None

Minimum number of students? __5_            Maximum number of students? _15__

Class Description:
Music:
Students will be taught age appropriate children’s songs and praise songs. Students will focus on the
five elements of music to include rhythm, melody, tempo, dynamics, and form. Activities will include
music reading, singing, movement, instrument playing, and listening to music.
Playtime:
When the weather and time permits, playing outside on the playground is possible during fourth period.
Otherwise, indoor group games can be played as a filler, when the music lesson is complete.

Outside of Class expectations: (none) I do hope that many of the songs we sing in class will be remembered and
sung at home throughout the week.

Material Description:
As I have taught elementary school music and have my degree in this area, much of what I teach is self-
generated. Some examples of some selections that will be used is a compilation of over twenty pages of
praise and worship music for children in which I personally put together, material from “Kindermusik
for the Young Child,” “Alfred’s Music for Little Mozarts,” “America’s 25 Favorite Praise and Worship
Choruses Vol. 1 and 2,” “Magnificent 7: Great Composers in Song,” “Hop Til You Drop,” “Wee Sing
Nursery Rhymes and Lullabies,” “Twin Sisters: Nursery Rhymes,” “Bible Action Songs,” and “Cedarmont
Kids: Toddler Action Songs.”
                                                   Write On!

Class Name: Write On!

Teacher: Brooke Thompson

Grades offered to: 6th grade and up

Teacher materials/costs: None

Student materials/costs: High school students are strongly encouraged to buy Writer’s Inc: A Student Handbook
for Writing and Learning $26.51( at Amazon)

Materials the student must provide: binder with paper, dividers, thesaurus, dictionary

Check any that apply:
___ This class can be used for credit. ** IF done in conjunction with the actual text at home.
_X_ This class is a full year class.
___ This class is closed to new students.
___ This class has the following pre-requisites: None

Minimum number of students? ___             Maximum number of students? ___

Class Description:

I love to teach Writing! In the private school classroom for six years, and now homeschooling for three years, I
have used many resources from Shurley Grammar , to Institute for Excellence in Writing. This class will be a
collection of materials as I attempt to present a well-rounded and balanced Writing Class. We will primarily be
using information and ideas from Write Shop: An Incremental Writing Program, IEW and Writer’s Inc: A Student
Handbook for Writing and Learning. We will begin with sentence and paragraph structure while learning to
implement style through the use of sentence dress ups. We will cover topics such as note making and outlines,
proofreading and grammar rules all the while immersed in the four types of writing: narrative, creative, persuasive,
expository and in the high school literary critique and research writing.

Outside of Class expectations:

Because this is a writing course and we only meet once a week, there will be outside homework assignments. We
will cover concepts and get started with the writing process in class; writing, editing and revising will continue at
home during the week. Each week parents can expect their child to have one composition to complete.
Sometimes it will even take two weeks to complete one composition.


Material Description:

Write Shop I and II: An Incremental Writing Program by Kim Kautzer and Debra Oldar (Teacher Manual)
Writer’s Inc: A Student Handbook for Writing and Learning, Write Source
Institutes for Excellence in Writing by Andrew Pudewa

				
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