Clay-Platte Home Educators



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Close Registration: August 1st, 2017
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Class Descriptions

Hatchlings

(3 years – K)

Animal Fun

Mrs. Bishop

Fee : $7.00

The class will use activities, crafts and coloring pages, to help them better understand various physical characteristics of a different animal each week. The class will also cover the care and health of each animal. Hopefully we will have a visiting animal and their handler each week.

PLEASE NOTE: Please make sure to note if your student has any known allergies to animals.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Students must be able to listen to and follow instructions, especially while handling the animals.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with displays.

Class Minimum 2; Class Maximum 20

Animated Hero Classics

Mrs. Miner

Fee : $2.00

Each week the class will watch a different video that will help the students discover how God worked in the lives of famous heroes, mostly American heroes. The class will then complete worksheets, coloring sheets and/or read books. Videos may include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Tubman, William Bradford, Wright Brothers, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, Christopher Columbus, Pocahontas, Beethoven, Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, Louis Pasteur, etc.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be able to sit quietly and watch the videos.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with displays.

Class Minimum 2; Class Maximum 20

Colors We Eat

Miss Lyles

Fee : $13.00

This class will focus on a different color each week. Snacks will match the color of the week and focus primarily on fresh fruits. An email will be sent the day before each class so that parents will know the specific snack and color, and students will be encouraged to dress in that color, and bring an object of that color for show and tell.

PLEASE NOTE : Please know that this class will be eating. Parent will be responsible to provide any alternative foods needed due to your child's allergies.

This class will not participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum : 2; Class Maximum : 12

Crafty Math

Mrs. Budd

Fee : $5.00

This class combines elements of math (number recognition and counting skills, basic addition and subtraction) with elements of art (cutting, gluing, painting, coloring, etc.) in order to present math in a fun, creative, dynamic way. Hatchling level students will learn number recognition and basic counting skills and be introduced to the concepts of basic addition and subtraction. Fledgling level students will review basic number skills and learn basic addition and subtraction.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students should be able to follow instructions and use scissors, even if only with supervision.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum : 5; Class Maximum : 20

Literature : Peter Rabbit and Friends

Mrs. Eppler

Fee : $2.00

This class will be reading about the adventures of Peter Rabbit and other amazing characters written by the children's author Beatrix Potter. Each week we will read and discuss a new book, and then we will have a craft or an activity that goes along with the story.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be able to sit still and listen and to follow directions.

This class may participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum : 2; Class Maximum : 20

Motor Skill Stations

Mrs. Miner

Fee $3.00

This class will focus on gross motor skills as a group and fine motor skills divided into two or three stations for the children to rotate through. Some activities will be jumping, galloping, skipping, motions with songs, cutting, gluing, chopsticks, lacing cards, stringing beads, play dough, sensory writing with shaving cream, cornmeal, or finger paint.

SPECIAL NOTE : There will be weekly cutting projects to help develop fine motor skills!

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be able to listen and follow directions

SUPPLIES: An old shirt that can be used as a smock. The teacher will keep this during the semester, so please label it clearly.

Class Minimum 2; Class Maximum 10

Fledglings

(K-3rd)

Animal Fun

Mrs. Bishop

Fee : $7.00

The class will use activities, crafts and coloring pages, to help them better understand various physical characteristics of a different animal each week. The class will also cover the care and health of each animal. Hopefully we will have a visiting animal and their handler each week.

PLEASE NOTE: Please make sure to note if your student has any known allergies to animals.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Students must be able to listen to and follow instructions, especially while handling the animals.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with displays.

Class Minimum 2; Class Maximum 20

Animated Hero Classics

Mrs. Miner

Fee : $2.00

Each week the class will watch a different video that will help the students discover how God worked in the lives of famous heroes, mostly American heroes. The class will then complete worksheets, coloring sheets and/or read books. Videos may include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Harriet Tubman, William Bradford, Wright Brothers, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, Christopher Columbus, Pocahontas, Beethoven, Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, Louis Pasteur, etc.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be able to sit quietly and watch the videos.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with displays.

Class Minimum 2; Class Maximum 20

Challenge!

Mrs. Duston

Fee : $ 10.00

This class will bring out the builder in every participant while sharpening their ability to problem solve. Each week, the class will be given building materials & project specifications but without any instruction of how to do it. They will have to work to come up with the best solution to complete the assigned project. For example : Make a tower as tall as possible using plastic cutlery.

ALLERGY ALERT : The class will be using various food items through the semester, i.e.

marshmallows and spaghetti noodles. Parents of students with tactile allergies will need to provide an acceptable alternative on those weeks. (No food will be eaten during the course of the class.)

SPECIAL DRESS CODE FOR THE STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS:

NO SHORTS ALLOWED. Shirts MUST be able to be tucked in and stay in even when stretching. Necklines should be close to the neck. Girls wearing skirts MUST wear pants or leggings under skirt. No sleeveless shirts. If appropriate clothing is not worn, participation will be severely limited that day, as many of the challenges will involve moving around.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be able to listen and follow directions.

SUPPLIES : Students will be asked to bring in household supplies from time to time.

This class may participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum : 2; Class Maximum : 20

Colors We Eat

Miss Lyles

Fee : $13.00

This class will focus on a different color each week. Snacks will match the color of the week and focus primarily on fresh fruits. An email will be sent the day before each class so that parents will know the specific snack and color, and students will be encouraged to dress in that color, and bring an object of that color for show and tell.

PLEASE NOTE : Please know that this class will be eating. Parent will be responsible to provide any alternative foods needed due to your child's allergies.

This class will not participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum : 2; Class Maximum : 12

Crafty Math

Mrs. Budd

Fee : $5.00

This class combines elements of math (number recognition and counting skills, basic addition and subtraction) with elements of art (cutting, gluing, painting, coloring, etc.) in order to present math in a fun, creative, dynamic way. Hatchling level students will learn number recognition and basic counting skills and be introduced to the concepts of basic addition and subtraction. Fledgling level students will review basic number skills and learn basic addition and subtraction.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students should be able to follow instructions and use scissors, even if only with supervision.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum : 5; Class Maximum : 20

Drama

Mrs. Budd

Fee : $5.00

Each week, this class will read a Bible story and then act it out. Stories will be chosen from this list: The parables of Jesus, Creation, Daniel in the Lion's Den, Jesus feeding the 5000, Joshua and the Battle of Jericho, Esther, Ruth, The Nativity Story

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students should be able to sit and listen to a story and follow multi-step directions.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a presentation.

Class Minimum : 3; Class Maximum : 20

LEGO® Challenges Classes (One, Two, Three, or Four)

Mr. Ledgerwood

Fee : $13.00

PLEASE NOTE : Students may only register for one of Mr. Ledgerwood's LEGO® Challenges classes per semester.

To keep all LEGO® enthusiasts busy and engaged! Children will work with a partner to create something new each week and present to the class. Students will also play LEGO® games, learn a helpful LEGO® building technique... and MORE! This is purely a “hands on” class – no pencil or paper required!

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students will receive a container of LEGO® bricks to use during class for the semester.  These bricks will go home with them at the end of the semester.  They will be responsible for keeping track of their bricks during class and acting responsibly towards other students' bricks.  The students must be able to listen to instruction and work with a partner to complete the week's task.  They must also have the ability to manipulate small pieces with little or no help.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a photo display of the various challenges.

Class Minimum : 6; Class Maximum : 16

Literature : Animal Tales

Mrs. Eppler

Fee : $2.00

This class will be reading fun animal stories with amazing, silly, and sometimes crazy characters.  Each week we will read and discuss a new book.  We will then have a fun craft or an activity that corresponds to that story.  The stories will be chosen from this list of books:

Make Way For Ducklings--Robert McCloskey

Tacky The Penguin--Helen Lester

Harry The Dirty Dog--Gene Zion

The Story Of Ferdinand--Munro Leaf

Swimmy--Leo Lionni

Curios George--Hans A. Rey

Bedtime For Frances--Russell Hoban

Oliver--Syd Hoff

Katy No-Pocket--Emmy Payne

Fritz And The Beautiful Horses--Jan Brett

Moonbear's Shadow-Frank Asch

The Tortoise And The Hare--Aesop fable adapted by Janet Stevens

Corduroy--Dan Freeman

A Bear called Paddington--Michael Bond

The Color Kittens--Margaret Wise Brown

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be able to sit and listen to the story and to follow directions.

This class MAY participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum 2; Class Maximum : 20

Motor Skill Stations

Mrs. Miner

Fee $3.00

This class will focus on gross motor skills as a group and fine motor skills divided into two or three stations for the children to rotate through. Some activities will be jumping, galloping, skipping, motions with songs, cutting, gluing, chopsticks, lacing cards, stringing beads, play dough, sensory writing with shaving cream, cornmeal, or finger paint.

SPECIAL NOTE : There will be weekly cutting projects to help develop fine motor skills!

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be able to listen and follow directions

SUPPLIES: An old shirt that can be used as a smock. The teacher will keep this during the semester, so please label it clearly.

Class Minimum 2; Class Maximum 10

Space : An Awesome Adventure

Mrs. Van Eyck

Fee : $7.00

This class will study and learn about: planets, astronauts, rockets, space ships, space stations, comets, meteors, stars, asteroids, constellations, NASA, etc. Activities may include books, videos, discussions, demonstrations/experiments, and creating projects related to our studies. This space themed unit study will include STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), and language arts learning activities. We will keep a Biblical young earth world view and questions related to theology are not part of the class and will be referred to parents. Books. videos, and other resources will be age appropriate, academic learning materials.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Ability and willingness to listen to and watch presentations, and participate in class projects.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum 4; Class Maximum 20

Eaglets

(3rd - 7th)

Academics with Minecraft (Industrialization of England)

by Mrs. Alexander

Fee $5.00

This class will learn about the Industrialization of England from 1700 through 1850 and about the lives of people in English villages during this time. Using a time-line, students will use Minecraft to make their own English village and add to their village according to the new developments in industry, i.e. invention of steam engine, expansion of railroad etc.

SPECIAL NOTE : Each student MUST have a laptop or tablet with Minecraft already purchased and downloaded. Students must know how to build in Minecraft. We will not be playing the game, just building in Creative Mode. Students will be asked to log on to Minecraft before leaving their house each week in case there are any updates that day. This will save class time.

HOMEWORK This class WILL have homework, as the students will need to have their village up to date with the time-line each week, and there will NOT be enough time to complete that in class.

ENTRANCE REQUREMENT : Students must know how to build in creative mode on Minecraft.

SUPPLIES :  Must have a laptop or tablet with Minecraft purchased and installed. Must know how to use Minecraft.

Class Minimum : 4; Class Maximum : 20

Animal Science

by Mrs. Bishop

Fee : $7.00

The class will use worksheets, activities and/or crafts, to help them better understand various physical characteristics of a different animal each week. The class will also cover the care and health of each animal. Hopefully we will have a visiting animal and their handler each week.

PLEASE NOTE : Please make sure to note if your student has any known allergies to animals.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be able to listen to and follow instructions, especially while handling the animals.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a display.

Class Minimum : 2; Class Maximum : 20

Create a Gift: Winter Edition

Mrs. Bishop and Mrs. Lyles

Fee : $13.00

This class will be making crafts that your student can give as gifts! Many crafts will have a winter theme, such as Snowmen, but other crafts may be made, such as Candy Sundaes.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit calmly and quietly and pay attention to and follow direction.

Supplies : 1 pound of individually wrapped candy with tabs (for example, miniature Snickers would work, but Hershey Kisses would not.), a mini clay pot with saucer, a bag of marbles, an 8X10 frame (needs a glass front), 4 long stemmed silk flowers, and 1 roll of decorative duct tape.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a display.

Class Minimum : 4; Class Maximum : 20

Desserts and Decorum

Mrs. Lyles

Fee: $13.00

This class will learn how to prepare delicious desserts!  Some rules of etiquette and table settings, such as cloth napkin folding, will also be taught, as well as general kitchen knowledge.  Desserts include, but are not limited to Chocolate Mousse and Lemon Sorbet.  

PLEASE NOTE : This class will be eating the desserts we make. Parent will be responsible to provide any alternative foods needed due to your child's allergies.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS :  Must be able to sit calmly and quietly and pay attention to and follow direction.  Students must be willing to participate in all the activities as they are able.

SUPPLIES : Students may be asked to bring a specific ingredient or supply once or twice during semester.

Other considerations : Hair needs to be pulled back and secured. Aprons are recommended and teacher will keep them for the semester.

This class will not participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Maximum: 12

Drama

Mrs. Budd

Fee : $5.00

Each week, this class will read a Bible story and then act it out. Stories will be chosen from this list: The parables of Jesus, Creation, Daniel in the Lion's Den, Jesus feeding the 5000, Joshua and the Battle of Jericho, Esther, Ruth, The Nativity Story

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students should be able to sit and listen to a story and follow multi-step directions.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a presentation.

Class Minimum : 3; Class Maximum : 20

Exploring Ancient Egypt

Mrs. Alexander

Fee $5.00

This class will be discovering Ancient Egypt through books, videos, and making a 3-D lap-book. The class will learn and study the culture and people of ancient Egypt, hieroglyphics, the Rosetta Stone, Egyptian food and more. Resources used will include The Usborne Time Traveler and The Book World History, and websites such as Wikipedia,

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Students must be able to write legibly and be able to use scissors.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a display.

Class Maximum 20

Great American Statesmen and Heroes,

Mrs. Duston

Fee: $7.00

This class will study some of America's greatest founding fathers, leaders, statesmen, inventors and heroes. The class will learn about our featured statesmen and heroes though discussion, story, and/or related hands-on activities.

This class will have homework, as the students will be asked to memorize quotes each and every week.

This class will be participating in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Maximum: 20

LEGO® Challenges Classes (One, Two, Three, or Four)

Mr. Ledgerwood

Fee : $13.00

PLEASE NOTE : Students may only register for one of Mr. Ledgerwood's LEGO® Challenges classes per semester.

To keep all LEGO® enthusiasts busy and engaged! Children will work with a partner to create something new each week and present to the class. Students will also play LEGO® games, learn a helpful LEGO® building technique... and MORE! This is purely a “hands on” class – no pencil or paper required!

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students will receive a container of LEGO® bricks to use during class for the semester.  These bricks will go home with them at the end of the semester.  They will be responsible for keeping track of their bricks during class and acting responsibly towards other students' bricks.  The students must be able to listen to instruction and work with a partner to complete the week's task.  They must also have the ability to manipulate small pieces with little or no help.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a photo display of the various challenges.

Class Minimum : 6; Class Maximum : 16

Let's Learn Greek

Mrs. Duston

Fee $5.00

Yiasas! Using a variety of games & activities while keeping it fun, students will continue to lean modern Greek words and phrases and spelling. We will also cover some aspects of the culture and history of the Greeks. Traditional Greek songs may be played and/or learned as part of the experience.

This class WILL have homework, but the teacher will individualize it according to age and/or any learning difficulties the student may have. Students will be expected to practice the words and phrases they learn in class during the week at home.

PREREQUISITE : the student must have attended the Let's Learn Greek class offered in Spring 2017, or by invitation of the teacher. If interested in being a new student, please email the Eagles' Wings committee at eagleswings@cphecorp.org

Supplies : Their Greek binders, organized and ready, primary lined paper, pen & pencil.

Primary lined paper can be purchased or printed at home.

Example of primary paper can be found here :

https://goo.gl/xEqbnO

This class may participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Maximum 20

Recorder 301

Mrs. Budd

Fee : $5.00

In this class, students will continue to learn more advanced songs and music theory, all while playing real music on their recorders. Students will sit through brief lessons followed by playing on their recorders.

This class WILL have homework : Students will be required to care for their recorders and practice each week's assigned musical piece.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must have achieved the level of Blue Belt in Recorder 201 or by arrangement with the teacher. If interested in being a new student, please email the Eagles' Wings committee at eagleswings@cphecorp.org

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a presentation.

Class Maximum 20

Science Experiments

Mrs. Duston

Fee $ 12.00

Students will explore sound scientific principles by doing hands-on science experiments, discoveries and activities, many of them messy. Students will also observe some science demonstrations, all designed to catch the students' imagination and curiosity.

ALLERGY ALERT : The class will be using various food items through the semester. Parents of students with tactile allergies of any kind will need to provide an acceptable alternative on those weeks.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be able to listen and follow directions.

SUPPLIES : A bath -size towel and an old shirt to use as a lab coat. Both should be clearly labeled, and the teacher will keep these for the duration of the semester. Students will also be asked to bring in household supplies from time to time.

This class may participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum : 2; Class Maximum : 20

Space : An Awesome Adventure

Mrs. Van Eyck

Fee : $7.00

This class will study and learn about: planets, astronauts, rockets, space ships, space stations, comets, meteors, stars, asteroids, constellations, NASA, etc. Activities may include books, videos, discussions, demonstrations/experiments, and creating projects related to our studies. This space themed unit study will include STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), and language arts learning activities. We will keep a Biblical young earth world view and questions related to theology are not part of the class and will be referred to parents. Books. videos, and other resources will be age appropriate, academic learning materials.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Ability and willingness to listen to and watch presentations, and participate in class projects.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum 4; Class Maximum 20

Various Knitting

Mrs. Oswald

(All knitting classes will be taught concurrently.)

Option A : Knitting 101: Let's Knit A Dishcloth -- Continued

Fee :$3.00 for Returning Students (if they still have their knitting needles)

$6.00 for New Students (or returning students needing new needles)

Description : Students will learn how to knit a simple dishcloth on the diagonal, as well as, ones with a complex design out of 100% cotton yarn. The basic stitches, knitting and purling, will be taught, as well as, casting-on and binding-off, increasing and decreasing stitches.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPTION A : Students in Option A must be 10 years old or older.

Option B : Knitting for Experienced Knitters: Let's Knit a Pair of Mittens

Fee : $2.00 for Returning Students (if they still have needles & yarn);

$9.00 for New Students (or returning Students needing new needles & yarn)

Students will learn how to knit with double pointed needles in the round to make a pair of mittens.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPTION B : Student must have taken Knitting 101: Let's Knit A Dishcloth and be judged competent by the instructor or, if new to the class, be able to demonstrate knitting knowledge on how to cast-on, knit, purl, increase, and bind off. Students in Option B must be 10 years old or older.

Option C : Knitting for Experienced Knitters: Let's Knit a Pair of Socks

Fee : $2.00 for Returning Students (if they still have needles & yarn);

$11.00 for New Students (or returning Students needing new needles & yarn)

Students will learn how to knit with double pointed needles in the round to make a pair of socks. All supplies will be provided except in the case of returning students as mentioned above.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPTION C :Student must have taken Knitting 101: Let's Knit A Dishcloth and be judged competent by the instructor or, if new to the class, be able to demonstrate advanced knitting skills and knowledge on how to cast-on, knit, purl, make an increase, and bind off. Students in Option C must be 10 years old or older.

Option D : Knitting for Experienced Knitters: Let's Knit a Stocking Hat

Fee : $6.00 for Returning Students (if they have a set of size 7 double pointed needles)

$9.00 for New Students (all supplies will be provided)

Students will learn to use double pointed needles to knit a winter hat in the round. All supplies will be provided as detailed below.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPTION D : Student must have taken Knitting 101 : Let's Knit a Dishcloth and be judged competent by the instructor or, if new to the class, be able to demonstrate knitting knowledge on how to cast-on, purl, increase and bind off.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with displays.

SUPPLIES : With the exception of the returning students needles, all supplies will be provided.

Class Minimum 2; Class Maximum 12

Eagles

(7th-12th)

Academics with Minecraft (Industrialization of England)

by Mrs. Alexander

Fee $5.00

This class will learn about the Industrialization of England from 1700 through 1850 and about the lives of people in English villages during this time. Using a time-line, students will use Minecraft to make their own English village and add to their village according to the new developments in industry, i.e. invention of steam engine, expansion of railroad etc.

SPECIAL NOTE : Each student MUST have a laptop or tablet with Minecraft already purchased and downloaded. Students must know how to build in Minecraft. We will not be playing the game, just building in Creative Mode. Students will be asked to log on to Minecraft before leaving their house each week in case there are any updates that day. This will save class time.

HOMEWORK This class WILL have homework, as the students will need to have their village up to date with the time-line each week, and there will NOT be enough time to complete that in class.

ENTRANCE REQUREMENT : Students must know how to build in creative mode on Minecraft.

SUPPLIES :  Must have a laptop or tablet with Minecraft purchased and installed. Must know how to use Minecraft.

Class Minimum : 4; Class Maximum : 20

Animal Science

by Mrs. Bishop

Fee : $7.00

The class will use worksheets, activities and/or crafts, to help them better understand various physical characteristics of a different animal each week. The class will also cover the care and health of each animal. Hopefully we will have a visiting animal and their handler each week.

PLEASE NOTE : Please make sure to note if your student has any known allergies to animals.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be able to listen to and follow instructions, especially while handling the animals.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a display.

Class Minimum : 2; Class Maximum : 20

Constitution Study

Mrs.Van Eyck

Fee : $7.00

This class will conduct a study of the Constitution using Constitutional Literacy DVD's with Michael Farris, as well as age appropriate teaching workbooks and supplemental materials

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Must be willing to pay attention to presentations and related material as we study and investigate. Must be willing to participate in discussions and activities in class.

Supplies : Student need to bring a notebook for keeping class papers in and a writing utensil.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with displays.

Class Minimum : 4 Class Maximum : 20

Create a Gift: Winter Edition

Mrs. Bishop and Mrs. Lyles

Fee : $13.00

This class will be making crafts that your student can give as gifts! Many crafts will have a winter theme, such as Snowmen, but other crafts may be made, such as Candy Sundaes.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to sit calmly and quietly and pay attention to and follow direction.

Supplies : 1 pound of individually wrapped candy with tabs (for example, miniature Snickers would work, but Hershey Kisses would not.), a mini clay pot with saucer, a bag of marbles, an 8X10 frame (needs a glass front), 4 long stemmed silk flowers, and 1 roll of decorative duct tape.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a display.

Class Minimum : 4; Class Maximum : 20

Current Events and Citizenship

Mrs. Van Eyck

Fee: $7:00

The goal of this class is to cultivate good Christian citizens who are educated about current events/issues, and can analyze and discuss them. We will be learning about current news events and the issues and details surrounding them. This will include reviewing news stories, articles and video clips, as well as discussion and debate about the issues. We will also be delving into general educational material related to the current events that covers geography, history, science, economics, vocabulary, etc. Some of the news and citizenship resources we may use include: Hillsdale College Imprimis, Family Research Council newsroom resources, Homeschool Legal Defense Association resources, Prager University video clips, and The World and Everything In It audio program .

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Must be willing to pay attention to news articles and related material as we study and investigate. Must be willing to participate in discussions and activities in class.

This class may participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum 4; Class Maximum 20

Desserts and Decorum

Mrs. Lyles

Fee: $13.00

This class will learn how to prepare delicious desserts!  Some rules of etiquette and table settings, such as cloth napkin folding, will also be taught, as well as general kitchen knowledge.  Desserts include, but are not limited to Chocolate Mousse and Lemon Sorbet.  

PLEASE NOTE : This class will be eating the desserts we make. Parent will be responsible to provide any alternative foods needed due to your child's allergies.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS :  Must be able to sit calmly and quietly and pay attention to and follow direction.  Students must be willing to participate in all the activities as they are able.

SUPPLIES : Students may be asked to bring a specific ingredient or supply once or twice during semester.

Other considerations : Hair needs to be pulled back and secured. Aprons are recommended and teacher will keep them for the semester.

This class will not participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Maximum: 12

EDL (English Dramatic Literature) : The First Part of Henry the Sixth by William Shakespeare

Mrs. Oswald

Fee $4.00

Henry the Sixth begins with the funeral of King Henry the Fifth and the developing power structure over who will rule England and France until the newly crowned infant King Henry VI reaches his majority. The play includes Joan la Pucelle, also known as, Joan of Arc. Students will be reading the play aloud in class and then performing simplified sections of the play. This will require some memorization of parts and play acting. Text of the play will be provided.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students must be 12 years and older.

This class will participate at Showcase with a presentation.

Class Minimum 2; Class Maximum 10

Great American Statesmen and Heroes,

Mrs. Duston

Fee: $7.00

This class will study some of America's greatest founding fathers, leaders, statesmen, inventors and heroes. The class will learn about our featured statesmen and heroes though discussion, story, and/or related hands-on activities.

This class will have homework, as the students will be asked to memorize quotes each and every week.

This class will be participating in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Maximum: 20

It's All Greek to Me!

Mrs. Duston

Fee : $5.00

Yiasas! and welcome to the next installment of modern Greek. The students will continue to increase their Greek vocabulary, grammar, writing and translating skills. Traditional Greek songs and some audio may be played and/or learned as part of the class.

This class WILL have homework. Students will be expected to practice the words and phrases they learn in class.

PREREQUISITE : the student must have attended the It's All Greek to Me! class offered in Spring 2017, or by invitation of the teacher.

Supplies : Their Greek binders, organized and ready. Lined paper to take notes, quizzes and tests. Pen and pencil.

This class may participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Maximum 20

LEGO® Challenges Classes (One, Two, Three, or Four)

Mr. Ledgerwood

Fee : $13.00

PLEASE NOTE : Students may only register for one of Mr. Ledgerwood's LEGO® Challenges classes per semester.

To keep all LEGO® enthusiasts busy and engaged! Children will work with a partner to create something new each week and present to the class. Students will also play LEGO® games, learn a helpful LEGO® building technique... and MORE! This is purely a “hands on” class – no pencil or paper required!

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS : Students will receive a container of LEGO® bricks to use during class for the semester.  These bricks will go home with them at the end of the semester.  They will be responsible for keeping track of their bricks during class and acting responsibly towards other students' bricks.  The students must be able to listen to instruction and work with a partner to complete the week's task.  They must also have the ability to manipulate small pieces with little or no help.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with a photo display of the various challenges.

Class Minimum : 6; Class Maximum : 16

P.E.

Mrs. Bishop

Fee $2.00

This class will be outside unless it is storming, playing different games and sports. 

SPECIAL DRESS CODE FOR THE STUDENTS IN THIS CLASS.

Clothing should be modest and yet also allow for movement. Shirts MUST BE LONG ENOUGH to be tucked in and stay in even when stretching, reaching, jumping etc. Girls wearing skirts MUST wear pants or leggings under skirt. Girls wearing leggings or form fitting athletic wear, should also wear some sort of skirt. If appropriate clothing is not worn, participation will not be allowed that day. No sleeveless shirts allowed. Students must also wear tennis shoes or some other full athletic shoe that grip on bottom. No sandals or other open toe shoes allowed. Also, this class will go outside whenever possible, so jackets, coats, gloves, and hats need to be brought on colder days.

This class will not participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase.

Class Minimum 6; Class Maximum 20

Various Knitting

Mrs. Oswald

(All knitting classes will be taught concurrently.)

Option A : Knitting 101: Let's Knit A Dishcloth -- Continued

Fee :$3.00 for Returning Students (if they still have their knitting needles)

$6.00 for New Students (or returning students needing new needles)

Description : Students will learn how to knit a simple dishcloth on the diagonal, as well as, ones with a complex design out of 100% cotton yarn. The basic stitches, knitting and purling, will be taught, as well as, casting-on and binding-off, increasing and decreasing stitches.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPTION A : Students in Option A must be 10 years old or older.

Option B : Knitting for Experienced Knitters: Let's Knit a Pair of Mittens

Fee : $2.00 for Returning Students (if they still have needles & yarn);

$9.00 for New Students (or returning Students needing new needles & yarn)

Students will learn how to knit with double pointed needles in the round to make a pair of mittens.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPTION B : Student must have taken Knitting 101: Let's Knit A Dishcloth and be judged competent by the instructor or, if new to the class, be able to demonstrate knitting knowledge on how to cast-on, knit, purl, increase, and bind off. Students in Option B must be 10 years old or older.

Option C : Knitting for Experienced Knitters: Let's Knit a Pair of Socks

Fee : $2.00 for Returning Students (if they still have needles & yarn);

$11.00 for New Students (or returning Students needing new needles & yarn)

Students will learn how to knit with double pointed needles in the round to make a pair of socks. All supplies will be provided except in the case of returning students as mentioned above.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPTION C :Student must have taken Knitting 101: Let's Knit A Dishcloth and be judged competent by the instructor or, if new to the class, be able to demonstrate advanced knitting skills and knowledge on how to cast-on, knit, purl, make an increase, and bind off. Students in Option C must be 10 years old or older.

Option D : Knitting for Experienced Knitters: Let's Knit a Stocking Hat

Fee : $6.00 for Returning Students (if they have a set of size 7 double pointed needles)

$9.00 for New Students (all supplies will be provided)

Students will learn to use double pointed needles to knit a winter hat in the round. All supplies will be provided as detailed below.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR OPTION D : Student must have taken Knitting 101 : Let's Knit a Dishcloth and be judged competent by the instructor or, if new to the class, be able to demonstrate knitting knowledge on how to cast-on, purl, increase and bind off.

This class will participate in CPHE's Winter Showcase with displays.

SUPPLIES : With the exception of the returning students needles, all supplies will be provided.

Class Minimum 2; Class Maximum 12