Classes for Students in Grades K4-5

STEM CLASSES

Montessori Math

Grades K4-2 and Grades 3-5

$25/month

Teacher: Billie Jo Fouts

Children display a universal love of mathematics, and this class will help children develop a stronger love and understanding of mathematical concepts. Montessori math teaches math in order from concrete to abstract using hands on materials to help children develop a sense of order and logical thinking.

Grades K4-2: We will be building skills for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Grades 3-5: We will take big steps into large  multiplication, and division with numbers in the thousands  as well as understanding fractions, algebraic thinking, measurements, plane figures, and polygons.

As we build a strong, deep understanding of math, watch your kids become confident in their math skills.  

New materials are covered each semester.

Supply Fee: $30/semester

Nature Explorers

Grades K4-2

$25/month

Teacher: Brenda Kaes

The study of nature can help children  develop observation skills, improve  creativity and increase physical activity. It can also give them an appreciation for all of creation, from the tiny ant to the giant redwood.  In this class we will explore and learn about the amazing natural world God has created. Each week we will read a nature themed children’s book on a topic such as trees, leaves, birds, and flowers. Then we will take a nature walk to observe and explore the week’s topic and collect items like sticks, leaves, pinecones and stones to create a variety of art and craft projects.  This class will include plenty of new content, along with some of the most loved stories and activities from this year.  Supply Fee: $20/semester

Mad Science Lab

Grades K4-3 and Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Paige Wheeler

Imagine all the things you can explore, discover and create!  We will participate in exciting experiments geared towards physical, mechanical, and chemical sciences.  The experiments will be designed to foster curiosity and encourage the participating scientists to question everything.  We will introduce a science concept in class and engage in a  hands-on experiment that supports the lesson of the day.  New content will be covered in 2022-2023, so new and repeating students are welcome!  Supply fee: $25/semester

Learning With Legos

Grades K4-3

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

Calling all LEGO-maniacs and kids who enjoy learning, being creative, and having fun!  LEGOs can be used to teach so many different things beyond just building skills including math, science, logic, history, geography, reading, storytelling, language arts, and more!  Each week the students will use LEGOs to not only build but have fun with activities, games, and challenges that use LEGOS to learn!  Some weeks students will have directed learning activities using LEGOs, other weeks they will have building challenges, projects, or guided builds that allow for kids to be creative with the LEGOs. Students will develop important skills as they learn with LEGOs including problem-solving, following directions, communication, critical thinking, fine-motor development, teamwork, and speaking in front of others. LEGOs (so many LEGOs!) are provided for students to use in class.  Supply fee: $15/semester

*Please note -If your child has previously taken my LEGO Challenge class, this class is designed to be different with new learning experiences and challenges.  

Lego Building Challenge

Grades 2-6

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

Calling all LEGO-maniacs and kids who enjoy being creative!  Each week in class, students will have fun working to complete a LEGO challenge, based on a theme or idea. The students will be given a general description of what they need to complete, but it will be up to the student to add their own imaginative touches to their creation. As their skill levels increase, students will be challenged to use more advanced building skills and pieces, including constructing simple contraptions. Depending on the challenge, students will work independently, in pairs, or small teams. In addition to building, engineering, and creative skills, students will develop other important abilities such as problem-solving, following directions, communication, critical thinking, and teamwork. LEGOs (so many LEGOs!) are provided for students to use in class.  Supply Fee: $15/semester

*Please note - If your child has previously taken one of my LEGO classes, new challenges, construction skills, and Legos activities will be added this year to keep it interesting and exciting for returning and new students alike!

Lego Creations and Contraptions

Grades 4-8

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

Calling all LEGO-maniacs! Each week students will have fun as they work to complete a LEGO contraption, creation, or challenge. Some weeks students will be given instructions on how to construct a specific object or contraption designed to help develop engineering and building skills. Other weeks, students will be challenged to create their own builds based on a theme or idea. The students will be given a general description of what they need to complete, but it will be up to them to add their own imaginative touches to their creations. This class will also be working on some special LEGO projects like movie making using stop-motion animation, coding, and simple robotics.  In addition to working on their designing, building, and problem-solving abilities, students will develop other important skills such as critical thinking, communication, conflict resolution, cooperation, and following directions. LEGOs (so many LEGOs!) are provided for students to use in class.  Supply Fee: $25/semester

* Please note- If your child has previously taken one of my LEGO classes, new construction skills, contraptions, challenges, and LEGO-based projects will be added this year to keep it interesting and exciting for returning and new students alike!

Project Based Learning Challenge

Grades 1-4 and Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

When my kids were younger they loved putting on shows for us.  Not only would they sing and dance, but they would spend hours setting up chairs, making tickets and programs, designing costumes, looking up songs, practicing dance moves, and making snacks to sell at intermission.  What they didn’t realize at the time was that they were doing a beginning version of project-based learning!  They still love project-based learning more than anything else we do!  Project-based learning is a creative learning experience in which students collaborate with others to solve problems in a real-world situation. It makes learning exciting, relevant, and purposeful.  Instead of just reading about a topic, students use multiple subjects, like math, science, engineering, art, social studies and writing, and other important skills like critical thinking, investigation, problem-solving, communication, cooperation, and imagination to work their way through a project challenge. Each project-based learning challenge lasts several weeks allowing students time to delve deep into a problem or situation and gain a better understanding of it.

For example, students might be challenged to create an amusement park. The students would design and plan the layout of the park, build a prototype of a ride, propose a budget, plan a food menu and develop a marketing campaign.  They would research to see what type of rides are popular, what type of jobs would need to be filled, what foods work best at amusement parks, how things like weather and seasons might affect the park's attendance, then create solutions to each problem. Whether they're tasked with running a lemonade stand, designing a tiny house, managing a toy drive, or organizing an arctic adventure, project-based learning is a fantastic way to introduce your child to the behind-the-scenes aspect of the real world!  Supply Fee: $25/semester

 

* Please note – there are two grade levels for project-based learning challenge.  While each class might do the same themed project, the level of what is expected, type of research done, even writing and math skills needed will be geared towards the ages and skills levels in each class. 

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Experimental Science

Grades 2-5

$25/month

Teacher: Billie Jo Fouts

Question- Experiment- Knowledge!  In this hands-on class, we will be exploring fundamental concepts foundational to general chemistry, physics, and biology. These scientific truths give us glimpses of God's creative hands. We will learn more about the Creator of all things by understanding more about his creation through science and experiments. New experiments each semester.  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Machines, Motion, and Matter

Grades K-4

$25/month

Teacher: Alicia Holman

 

In this class, we will learn about Machines, Motion, and Matter as we explore the physical properties of the world around us and within us.  The first part of the year will focus on concepts of physics and engineering explored at an elementary level. Examples of topics covered include Motion, Energy, Matter, Heat, Pressure, Magnets, Gears, Sound Waves and more. The second part of the year focuses on human systems of the body. Examples of topics covered include: Skeletal system, digestive system, respiratory system, our DNA and cells, and more. Class lessons loosely follow Blossom & Root curriculum "Wonders of the Physical World."  Supply Fee: $25/semester 

Vet Science

Grades 3-6

$25/month

Teacher: Jenny Liedberg

This class will introduce students to the different breeds and species of animals. We will explore the animals' behaviors, basic needs and roles in our communities. Not only will we explore domestic animal and pets, but we will discuss livestock and some wildlife. Students will learn about the animals' body systems and how to provide basic care and monitor vital signs. There will be hands-on days where we will observe and study live animals.  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Detective and Spies

Grades 3-5

$25/month

Teacher: Michelle Graham

 

 

In this class we will be having fun building coded messages for our classmates to decipher, dusting for fingerprints, making and using different kinds of invisible ink, casting a footprint for evidence, and making our own periscope! We will do a hands on experiment or project each week as we learn how spies communicate and detectives analyze evidence. Supply fee: $30 per semester.

 

Core Science - Elementary Physical Science
 

Grades 2-3. 4-5

$60/month or included in MAP Tuition

Teacher: TBA

 

Monday Academic Program Science and Math class

This 90 minute STEM class on Mondays will cover your child's core science for the year.  Using God's Design for the Physical World, students will learn about God’s amazing world through the study of machines, motion, energy, and technology!  In the section on Machines & Motion, students will learn about many fascinating inventions, such as the physical principles behind flight and the advances in communication as you study airplanes, rockets, telephones, computers, and more!  In Heat & Energy, they will discover many kinds of energy that power our lives. From fossil fuels to nuclear power plants, see how God provides our energy needs and learn the wonders of electricity, magnetism, light, and sound.  And finally, in Inventions & Technology, students will understand simple machines such as levers and inclined planes and learn about the law of motion. You will enjoy experimenting with friction, racing rollerskate cars, and making pendulums.   Teachers will provide grades and feedback throughout the semester, and final grades will be issues in December and May.   Supply Fee: $30/semester

Textbook needed: God's Design for the Physical World Student Text

LANGUAGE ARTS  & SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES

Creative Learning

Grades K4-2

$25/month

Teacher: Allison Keeling

Come and enjoy a Charlotte Mason-inspired early elementary program based on living books and creative learning! Well loved classics as well as tales by modern authors will be read aloud. From there we bring our stories to life through games, crafts and learning centers related to our books. This class is an excellent opportunity for your little ones to engage in hands-on activities that will stimulate both their minds and creativity as well as provide them with lots of social interaction.  We will read new stories and explore new activities so students who have previously taken the course will still benefit from another year.  Supply Fee: $20/semester

Storytime!  Learning Through Literature

Grades K4-3

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

So much can be gained from simply enjoying great children’s books! Beyond just wonderful stories and illustrations, children can connect with and relate to the characters and situations in a book. Diving deep into a story is a simple, yet valuable way to introduce critical thinking, problem-solving, conflict resolution, language development, and important values to children. Storytime will help set your child's imagination free as they listen and learn! Each week we will read an amazing children’s book then engage in a variety of fun, hands-on activities related to the story including crafts, games, STEM activities, music and movement, snacks, playtime, and more!  Supply fee: $20/semester

Countries and Cultures

Grades K4-3 and 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Rebekah Nunez

Join us as we travel around the world, without ever stepping foot outside of Athens!  In this fun and interactive class, students will learn geography as they explore countries from around the world.  They will have the opportunity to experience many different cultures through hands-on activities such as music, games, and traditional foods, as well as arts and crafts. We will learn about the rich traditions of other cultures, as we explore different celebrations and holidays, traditional tales, inventions, and more! Supply fee: $10/semester

Little Literature Explorers

Grades K-3

$25/month

Teacher: Tamara Tillman

In this class, we will explore the world of children’s literature. We will read a variety of early elementary aged literature in class such as: poetry, fiction, non fiction, folktales and tall tales. Students will discuss what was read and learn about the many different opinions their classmates can have about a book.  Then, we will complete a variety of activities related to the story presented such as: making their own book inspired by the reading, a class skit, a poster or a craft.  Students will learn to appreciate different types of storytelling and build discourse skills in a welcoming environment. They will work together on projects together and strengthen cooperative skills. Some of the books presented will include Peter Rabbit, the Owl and the Pussy Cat, the Listening Walk, Brer Rabbit, and Owl Moon.  

 

Students do not need reading or writing skills to participate in this class.  Supply Fee: $20/semester

Poetry & Teatime

Grades 2-6

$25/month

Teacher: Alicia Holman

Each week students will gather to appreciate poetry over tea (or another yummy beverage). We will fellowship together while listening to short poems. Class time will include learning literary devices, memorization of short poems, and discussion of some of our favorite poetry. Collections of work will include poems of nature, silly poems, classics, and more. Students will have the opportunity to help host a tea party during the semester allowing them to exercise etiquette and tea time manners.  Supply fee: $20/semester

Cursive Writing

Grades 3-5

$25/month

Teacher: Paige Wheeler

Cursive writing is a necessary skill and has been shown to be instrumental in developing fine motor skills, reinforcing learning, working with legal documents, and assisting students with dyslexia.  Students will learn traditional cursive writing through direct instruction, modeling and independent practice of cursive writing.  We will work on pencil grip, build hand strength, and develop fluency in our writing.  We will also spend time reading passages in cursive.  Families will need to purchase worktext used in class prior to class beginning.  Supply fee: $25/semester

Book Club

Grades 3-6

$25/month

Teacher: Tamara Tillman

In this class, we will read and discuss stories written on an upper elementary level.  We will explore various themes as they are presented and participate in facilitated discussions about them.  Students will explore how to connect literature with real life and navigate differences of opinion.  Students will be given the opportunity to develop a love of reading and to think deeply about what they’ve read.  Several times a semester, we will have facilitated and informal debates on selected topics in the book.  

 

We will begin reading the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis.  In the beginning of the semester, students will vote on a book list to be read throughout the semester.  Books may include: Little House on the Prairie, Because of Winn Dixie and the Railway Children.  Students will be responsible for completing assigned reading outside of class and maintaining a basic reader’s journal for jotting down notes or questions.  Parents will be responsible for supplying the books.  Audio, E Reader and print books are all acceptable.  Supply Fee: $10/semester

Book Club

Grades 5-8

$25/month

Teacher: Tamara Tillman

In this class, we will read and discuss books written on a middle school level. Students will be given the opportunity to read for pleasure and think deeply about what they’ve read.  Books will include a mix of different literary styles such as: mystery, historical fiction, science fiction and dystopian novels.  Students will participate in facilitated discussions and learn civil discourse.  They will deepen friendships and navigate differences of opinion. Occasionally, we will have facilitated debates based on topics in the book. 

 

We will begin the semester by reading A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle.  Students will vote at the beginning of the semester on the book list used in class.  Possible selections will include The Witch of Blackbird Pond,  Hatchet and Anne of Green Gables. Parents will be responsible for supplying their child’s books.  E Readers, Audio, and print versions are all acceptable options.  Students will be responsible for completing reading outside of the class and keeping a basic reading journal, in which they will take notes and jot down questions.  Supply Fee: $10/semester

Core Language Arts

Grades 2-3 and 4-5

$60/month

Teacher: Rebekah Nunez / Maureen Altman

Monday Academic Program Language Arts classes

This 90 minutes elementary English Language Arts courses will cover your child's core language arts for the year.  In these classes, we will build strong reading comprehension strategies and learn elementary grammar and editing skills. Additionally, students will build foundational writing skills beginning with strong sentences and moving to paragraphs and eventually longer compositions for the older students.  Literature will be chosen for its quality as children's literature as well as its connection to the historical times studied.  At-home work will be assigned for students to complete during the week with parents' assistance.  Teachers will provide feedback and grades throughout the semester and final grades in December and May.

Core History

Grades 2-3 and 4-5

$30/month

Teacher: Jessica Ham

Monday Academic Program Social Studies class

This 45 minute class on Mondays will cover your child's core social studies for the year. Using Story of the World, Volume II, students will study knights, samurai, and Viking invasions, bringing history to life!  This class will cover the major historical events from the fall of Rome through the rise of the Renaissance. Map world and geography lessons will be included in relationship to the events studied. In-class activities will focus on comprehension and hands-on experiments, games, simulations, and more to keep everyone engaged in learning. At-home work will be assigned to be completed by the students will parents' assistance.  For students who are not strong readers, parents are encouraged to read the chapters aloud at home or use the companion audio book for students to listen to while they follow along in the text.  Teachers will provide feedback and grades throughout the semester, and final grades will be issued in December and May.

Students will need Story of the World Volume II and the student Activity Book

 

ART CLASSES

Creative Crafts & Concoctions

Grades K4-3

$25/month

Teacher: Tiena Thacker

Crafts are more than just coloring a picture, or gluing some paper together.  Children learn so much when they are allowed time to express their creativity freely through arts and crafts. They gain coordination, cognitive, and problem-solving skills, learn to work through challenges and those "I don't know what to do" moments, not only building perseverance and work ethic but also their self-esteem and confidence! And most importantly to children - Crafts are FUN! Each week we will create a craft project where children will have simple guidelines and directions but have the materials and opportunity to add their own personal touch and individual flair! Craft projects will use a variety of different mediums and materials such as paper, paint, fabric and yarn, beads, wood, foam, items from nature, and more. In addition, we will also do some fun food crafts, like candy making and cupcake decorating and crafty concoctions like slime, finger paint, sidewalk chalk, and playdough!  Added bonus – Not only will your child have fun creating awesome craft projects, but the mess and clean-up stay at Compass!  Supply fee: $25/semester

Painting & Crafting Stories

Grades K4-4

$25/month

Teacher: Rebekah Nunez

Calling all artists! Students will be encouraged to try new things as they create a variety of art projects using acrylics, watercolors, and mixed media.  This class is targeted towards grades 1-4, with projects moving at an appropriate pace to keep students engaged while learning and practicing skills. The inspiration for our painting & craft projects will come from children's literature; for example, we might read the book “Anansi the Spider” by Gerald Mc Dermott and then create an African-inspired painting collage, or we might paint a playful scene based on "Pete the Cat."  We will read new stories, practice new skills, and try new projects, so students who have taken the course will still benefit from a second year.  Supply Fee: $15/semester

Art School & Creative Play

Grades K4-3

$25/month

Teacher: Billie Jo Fouts

 

This class is perfect for kids who are full or energy and creativity!  Your kids will have a blast while learning skills and making great projects.  We'll be doing fun and thoughtful art activities designed for children that will encourage creativity and learning through play.  Some weeks we'll stay in the classroom, and other weeks, we'll go outside to try out new and different art ideas.   We'll explore new art projects each year, so repeating and new students are encouraged to join!  Supply Fee: $30/semester

Internet Inspirations

Grades 3-8

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

In this class week to week changes! With student input we decide what new trend (or old one) we would like to create. Some examples are paint pouring, resin art, sculpting, soap making and many more. If you ever found an art project on the internet or just like trying new things, this would be a great class. If you have taken my class in previous years, there will be many new projects to try.   Supply Fee: $25/semester

Drawing

Grades 3-8

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

In this class we will be using a multitude of drawing mediums, including pencils, charcoal, ink and chalk pastels. Students will learn the art of shading, perspective, shadows, and how to draw what they see. Those with drawing experience will improve! Those with no drawing experience will begin to develop those skills necessary to take their drawings to the next level. We’ll also learn how to draw all sorts of objects, such as landscapes and animals. Supply Fee: $20/semester

Art with the Masters

Grades 3-8

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

Want to learn the most famous styles of art? From realism, impressionism, abstract, pop art and surrealism. Each segment the student will learn about master artists and how each changed art as we know it. After we discuss the artist, we will try to create our own masterpiece in the ways of the artist that popularized it. Some classes we’ll try to replicate the art using the tools of that time period. We will use all sorts of mediums, including paint, ink, pencils, charcoal, clay and watercolor. In the past we’ve focused mostly on early forms of art. This year we’ll focus more on the 19th century to the present Supply Fee: $25/semester

Sculpting - Fall Semester

Grades 3-6

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

Have you ever wanted to create out of clay, metal or polymer? Maybe you are someone that likes to use recycled items to make useful art. Or maybe you just like to create and have fun. Then this is the class for you! We will do a variety of sculpting that will include lots of clay (throwing a pot, pinch pot, coil pot and figures). We’ll create a metal sculpture, and create a large recycled sculpture. All clay will be kiln fired and glazed. Keeping the class size small will allow for extra attention to detail. Supply Fee: $40/semester

Jewelry Making - Spring Semester

Grades 3-6

$25/month

Teacher: Diane Stokowski

In this class you will learn the art of jewelry design and making. This will include using resin, wire-wrapped, clay/polymer bead creation and much more. With the younger grades we will create a group 3D design that will be printed. In the older grades we will explore jewelry design software programs and 3D making concepts while creating a 3D printed model. Supply fee $35

MUSIC & DRAMA CLASSES

Music & Movement

Grades K4-2

$25/month

Teacher: Wendy Oesterle

In this fun and interactive class, students will learn simple music theory and how to keep time with steady beat and rhythm while working dynamics and technique. Students will enjoy learning new concepts through listening, moving, singing, game-playing, visuals, and imaginative play. Additionally, students will begin developing their speaking and singing voices and perform at the fall and spring Compass Family Nights.  Content will be similar but song choices and activities will vary from year to year. Supply fee: $10/semester

Ballet I

Grades K4-3

$30/month

Teacher: Heather Arnold

Introduce your little dancer to the beautiful art of ballet! This class will enhance your child's coordination, balance and flexibility with the teaching of basic ballet positions, steps, and terminology. Your child will also enjoy simple and fun exercises in creative dance and music exploration. The Ballet class will perform at the fall and spring Compass Family Nights.   For weekly classes, ballet shoes are a MUST and tights and a leotard are recommended (please have the child wear them under their regular clothes for quick and easy changing at classtime).  Supply fee:  parents will be expected to purchase costumes in lieu of a supply fee (costumes prices will be approximately $40/semester, and the girls will get to keep their costumes).

Ballet II

Grades 2-6

$30/month

Teacher: Heather Arnold

Come enjoy the excitement and beauty of classical ballet! This class will focus on ballet terminology and technique. Your child will have a clear understanding of body alignment, movement quality, carriage of upper body, and flexibility.  This is a great class for a younger student who has taken ballet and is ready to progress in their dancing or an older beginner who is ready to learn quickly. The Ballet class will perform at the fall and spring Compass Family Nights.   For weekly classes, ballet shoes are a MUST and tights and a leotard are recommended (please have the child wear them under their regular clothes for quick and easy changing at classtime).  Supply fee:  parents will be expected to purchase costumes in lieu of a supply fee (costumes prices will be approximately $40/semester, and the girls will get to keep their costumes).

Baton

Grades K4-3 and 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Kathryn Kaes

 

Baton twirling is an excellent way of developing hand-eye coordination, rhythm, timing, poise, and gracefulness. In this class, students will learn the basics of baton twirling, along with basic dance and acro movements. Students will learn a “dance twirl” routine to perform at the end of the fall and spring semester for family night. Supply fee includes a baton for each student and there will be a costume fee TBD.  Supply Fee: $35 for baton ($0 if student owns baton).

Creative Dramatics

Grades K4-K

$25/month

Teacher: Danielle Bailey Miller

Creative Dramatics explores the art of theatre in a fun, cooperative way that is easy for younger students to learn and enjoy. This class will be less text/script reading based, than older drama classes. Creative Dramatics will aid students in a variety of areas, including confidence, social skills, communication, listening, and cooperation. We will explore drama through storytelling, pantomime, movement, music, and joyful expression. Students will perform a low-pressure, fun presentation at the end of fall and spring semester. Students will need to bring a folder with pockets. Students/Parents are responsible for providing their own costumes.  Supply fee: $10/semester

Drama

Grades 1-3 and 4-6

$25/month

Teacher: Danielle Bailey Miller

Want to boost your child’s confidence and self expression? Explore acting in a fun, safe environment. This class will aid students in a variety of areas, including leadership, confidence, communication, public speaking, listening, and teamwork. Students will learn to harness their imagination and creativity through fun theatre games and exercises that teach character development, storytelling, expression, and ensemble building in a stress-free environment. These classes continually build on knowledge and skills learned in previous years, so returning students are always welcome and will have room to grow in their dramatic craft. Although we will give a fun presentation for the parents at the end of each semester, the focus will be more on skills and less on performance. Students will perform at the end of fall and spring semester. Students will need to bring a folder with pockets. Students/Parents are responsible for providing their own costumes.  Supply fee: $10/semester

Show Choir

Grades 3-7

$25/month

Teacher: Wendy Oesterle

Sing and dance to fun popular music and Disney songs!  Students will learn proper vocal techniques and dance steps.   There will be opportunities for solos and student led choreography. Students will perform at the Compass Family Performance Nights and Performing Arts Festivals. Supply fee: $10/semester

Piano Lessons

Grades 3-8

$40/month

Teacher: William Dennis

 

Piano Lessons will be offered as two private sessions per period (20 minutes each).  Instruction will be customized to the students' level of knowledge and skill, so whether the students are brand new to reading music and playing an instrument or have a few years under their belt, these lessons will help the students progress in their piano playing skills.  Students will be expected to practice at home throughout the week, so access to a piano or keyboard at home is essential.  Students will not need to bring a keyboard to class - just their books and a desire to play!  Students will be using the Faber Piano Adventure series books (level to be selected based on students' prior knowledge and skill).  Supply fee: Piano book, typically around $10.

Signing in Song - American Sign Language

Grades 5-9

$25/month

Teacher: Paula Riobo

Learn American Sign Language in a fun and expressive way as we interpret contemporary Christian songs to music. Students will learn vocabulary and ASL sentence structure and have opportunities to also interpret songs of their choice. Songs learned in class will be performed at Compass showcases. ​ Supply Fee: $0/semester

RECREATION CLASSES

Monkeys on the Move

Grades K4-2

$25/month

Teacher: Brenda Kaes

Research shows that movement and activity in young children can help increase memory, perception, language, attention, emotion and decision making. This class will combine children’s literature with plenty of activities to keep your little monkey moving. We will start the class each week by reading a fun children’s book. We will then shake out our sillies with games, songs, finger plays, and activities related to the story.  This class will include plenty of new content, along with some of the most loved stories and activities from this year. Supply Fee: $20/semester

Recess

Grades K4-3

$15/month

Teacher: Allison Keeling

Sometimes the best way to learn is through old-fashion play.  Kids need free-play to run off energy, build strong bodies, and develop creative thinking.  Weather-permitting, this class will go outside and enjoy simple games and time for free play.   Supply Fee: $5/semester

Gameschooling

Grades K4-5

$15/month

Teacher: Holly McTavish

Let’s learn through fun, facilitated board games!

Grades K-3: We’ll sharpen our number sense, practice adding, counting, and basic probability.  We’ll work on friendships, taking turns, team spirit, and cooperation while playing dice games, spinner games, board games, and card games!

Grades 4-5: We'll apply all of the math, reading, and social studies skills your students have learned to compete and cooperate in board games, card games, and dice games! We’ll discuss probability and apply critical thinking and planning skills. We’ll work on negotiation, cooperation, and conflict resolution all while playing games together! Supply Fee: $5/semester

Games Club

Grades 4-8

$15/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

Learning can be fun, but sometimes we just need to take some time to play because ……. well, it just makes us happier humans. Come have fun, hang out with friends or friends-to-be and maybe learn a new game or two. Develop a habit of playing that will help you all through your  life

Supply Fee: $0

Soccer Development

Grades K4-3

$25/month

Teacher: Kevin Kaes

In this class we will focus on getting comfortable playing soccer. Soccer is a hard sport because it requires a lot of balance and coordination to kick a ball while running. Our goal is to help gain some of the balance and coordination needed through scrimmaging so that the kids can enjoy the game, have fun, and set them up for success if they choose to keep playing the sport in later years.  Supply Fee: $5/year

Soccer Scrimmage

Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Kevin Kaes

 

In this class we plan on scrimmaging a lot and not so much on drills. At this age level the kids aren’t quite ready for drills, but usually they have acquired the balance and coordination to play the game well. So I will focus on teaching passing strategy and how a team should work together to score goals, not solo. Supply Fee: $5/year

Fit Healthy Kids

Grades 1-3 and 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Carol Hill

 

Do you want to be the healthiest YOU that you can be and have fun while learning how? In this class you will learn about the vital importance of including protein, fat and healthy carbohydrates in your daily diet and how to balance your meals with these 3 essential macronutrients to fuel your bodies for lifelong health. You will also learn how some of your body systems work and how marvelous our Creator is in the way He designed our bodies. You are, indeed, fearfully and wonderfully made! Learning to be healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or boring. There will be many fun, hands-on activities and experiments, new foods and recipes to try and weekly physical fitness activities and games to enhance strength, endurance and flexibility. You will set individual goals and learn to work as a team and encourage each other. Come join us in Fit Healthy Kids! Supply Fee: $30

Archery

Grades 3-12

$35/month

Teacher: Jenny Liedberg

This outdoor target archery class will introduce students to the terminology, equipment, and basic shooting techniques needed to have fun and shoot safely. Once students have achieved success with the basic shot process, we will add elements such as games, walking while shooting, shooting moving targets, and optional scoring competition. On days with inclement or cold weather, we will learn together indoors about archery history and culture around the world, review with simple terminology quizzes, and practice correct form and posture with exercises. This class will be conducted in a supportive and encouraging manner with an emphasis on safety, fun, and personal improvement rather than competition with others.  Supply Fee: $15/semester    Bow Fee: $35 (one time fee)

LIFE SKILLS

Social Skills

Grades K4-3

$25/month

Teacher: Paige Wheeler

Social skills class will help students develop essential life skills like good manners, integrity, etiquette, and empathy with a group of their peers. The class will be taught using resources from The Etiquette Factory by Monica Irvine.  Mary Manners defines etiquette as helping those around us feel valued and comfortable.  The goal is to introduce, engage and explore these skills so that when they face them in the real world they will have them in their toolbox ready to use.  Supply Fee: $20/semester

Sensory Explorers

Grades K4-2

$25/month

Teacher: Allison Keeling

Children are naturally curious about the world around them.  This class aims to provide a wide variety of opportunities to learn about and explore using their “5 Senses.”  While students are participating in activities and games that provide sensory exposure, they will also be improving coordination, motor planning, visual perception, and both fine and gross motor skills.  This will be a very hands-on and active class with activities such as obstacle courses, new foods and smells, sensory boxes, finger painting, and so much more.  New activities will be incorporated so students who have previously taken the course will still benefit from another year.

**The instructor has experience working with children who have sensory issues and various sensory-related diagnoses. She is comfortable accommodating students’ specific and individual needs.

Supply fee: $20/semester

Sewing

Grades 2-6

$25/month

Teacher: Sarah Craig

This introduction to sewing class will cover basic hand sewing skills such as simple seams and hems, gathering, and buttons, as well as common mending projects. We’ll work on several smaller projects in the fall and spend the spring on a larger clothing project. The supply fee covers the cost of all materials as well as a small sewing kit that the student can take home at the end of the year.  Supply Fee: $25/semester

Sewing II

Grades4-8 

$25/month

Teacher: Sarah Craig

This class will focus on basic sewing machine techniques, pattern use, garment construction, and finishing skills. We’ll be tackling four projects throughout the year that will help students build skill, confidence, and creativity in their sewing. Some sewing experience (hand or machine) is recommended. Students will need access to a sewing machine that they can bring to class with them. Supply Fee: $40/semester

Learning About Me

Grades 4-7

$25/month

Teacher: Maureen Altman

We want to help our children become more confident, build stronger relationships and do well academically. We know the importance of our children developing big skills like resilience, endurance, and the ability to compromise. This class will break these down into child friendly language and use discussion and activities to help the students learn about themselves and their emotions. They will learn to read their own body signals and develop  a toolkit to deal with emotions such as anger, excitement, jealousy, sadness and anxiety. Being part of a group, within a classroom setting will give some real context to this learning. We will play games, have discussions, listen to short stories or extracts, journal and work through scenarios to help students  recognize all the different reactions we can have to these emotions and difficult situations, and then begin to be clear about what works best for them. Supply Fee: $10/semester

Cooking

Grades 3-7

$35/month

Teacher: Paula Riobo

Are you ready to learn to cook? This class is designed to teach basic cooking skills, meal planning and preparation, kitchen safety and meal presentation. Students will utilize many different types of kitchen tools as they navigate from appetizer to desserts with plenty to taste along the way. Most foods will be made from scratch and will cover skills such as bread and pasta making, burgers, egg rolls, pies and packable lunch ideas. Knife skills and safety practices will be taught as well as safe handling practices. Students will complete this course with a full notebook including over 100 recipes that will practiced during the year.  *New recipes and techniques will be taught, so the class is open to new and returning students.  Supply Fee: $30/semester