COURSE CATALOGUE 2020-2021 - Science, Etc.

 
COURSE CATALOGUE 2020-2021 - Science, Etc.
COURSE CATALOGUE

   2020–2021
COURSE CATALOGUE 2020-2021 - Science, Etc.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

SCIENCE

Elementary

      Science ............................................................................................................................... 7

Middle School and High School

      Life Science ....................................................................................................................... 7
      Earth Science ..................................................................................................................... 7
      Physical Science ................................................................................................................. 8
      Biology ............................................................................................................................... 9
      Chemistry ...........................................................................................................................9
      Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition (Ages 15–18............................................ 10
      Physics .............................................................................................................................. 10

MATHEMATICS

Elementary

      Math Teaching Games 1 .................................................................................................. 11
      Math Teaching Games 2 .................................................................................................. 12
      Math Teaching Games 3 .................................................................................................. 13
      Saxon 5/4 .......................................................................................................................... 13

Middle School and High School

      Saxon 6/5 .......................................................................................................................... 14
      Saxon 7/6 .......................................................................................................................... 15
      Pre-Algebra....................................................................................................................... 15
      Algebra 1 ........................................................................................................................... 16
      Geometry ........................................................................................................................... 16
      Algebra 2 ........................................................................................................................... 17
      Pre-Calculus ......................................................................................................................18
ENGLISH

Elementary

      Literature/Writing 1 .......................................................................................................... 19
      Literature/Writing 2 .......................................................................................................... 20
      For the Love of Literature ................................................................................................. 21
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Grammar/Spelling 1 .......................................................................................................... 22
      Grammar/Spelling 2:7/8 .................................................................................................... 23
      Grammar/Spelling 2:9/10 .................................................................................................. 23
      Grammar/Spelling 3 .......................................................................................................... 24
      Bridge Grammar Level 5 .................................................................................................. 25
      Writing 1 ........................................................................................................................... 25

Middle School and High School

      Junior Analytical Grammar ............................................................................................... 26
      Analytical Grammar .......................................................................................................... 27
      Writing 2 ........................................................................................................................... 27
      Literature and the Art of the Essay 1 ................................................................................ 28
      Literature and the Art of the Essay 2 ................................................................................ 29
      Literature and the Art of the Essay 3 ................................................................................ 30
      Honors Classical Literature and Composition (Ages 13–14) ........................................... 31
      Honors Classical Literature and Composition (Ages 15–16 ............................................. 32
      Honors Classical Literature and Composition (Senior) .................................................... 33

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Elementary

      Beginning Public Speaking ............................................................................................... 34

Middle School and High School

      Upper Elementary through Middle School Public Speaking.............................................35
      Pubic Speaking (High School) .......................................................................................... 36

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HISTORY/GEOGRAPHY

Elementary

      History for Little Pilgrims ................................................................................................. 37
      The Story for Kids (Bible) – ages 5–6.............................................................................. 37
      The Story for Kids (Bible) –ages 7–10............................................................................. 38
      Picture Smart Bible –Old Testament ................................................................................ 38
      Picture Smart Bible–New Testament ................................................................................ 39
      American History 1: The Age of Exploration up to the Civil War ................................... 39
      Geography 1: Exploring the Western Hemisphere ........................................................... 40

Middle School and High School

      Picture Smart Bible–New Testament ................................................................................ 40
      Picture Smart Bible –Old Testament: Part 1 ..................................................................... 41
      Picture Smart Bible –Old Testament: Part 2 ..................................................................... 41
      The Story for Teens (Bible) .............................................................................................. 42
      American History 2: The Civil War to Present Day......................................................... 42
      Geography 2: Exploring the Eastern Hemisphere ............................................................ 43
      World History 1: Ancient Culture and the Middle Ages .................................................. 43
      World History 2: Early Modern Times and the Modern Age ...........................................44
      Exploring America and Our Biblical Foundations ........................................................... 45
      Exploring World History and Geography ......................................................................... 45
      American Government and Economics ............................................................................ 46

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Elementary

      Elementary Spanish .......................................................................................................... 47

Middle School and High School

      American Sign Language 1 ............................................................................................... 47
      American Sign Language 2 ............................................................................................... 47
      American Sign Language 3 ............................................................................................... 48
      Middle School Spanish ..................................................................................................... 48
      High School Spanish 1 and 2............................................................................................ 48

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ART

      Creative Art ....................................................................................................................... 49
      Acrylic Painting ................................................................................................................ 49
      Colored Pencil ................................................................................................................... 49
      Drawing ............................................................................................................................. 50
      Mixed Mediums................................................................................................................ 50
      Tangle Art ......................................................................................................................... 50
      Water Color ....................................................................................................................... 50
      Advanced Water Color ..................................................................................................... 51
      Advanced Art.................................................................................................................... 51
      Calligraphy and Graphic Design ....................................................................................... 51

MUSIC

      Guitar ................................................................................................................................ 52
      Piano ................................................................................................................................. 52

DRAMA

      Theater Champs ................................................................................................................ 53

DANCE
Middle School and High School

Elementary

      Beginning ..........................................................................................................................54
      Beginners/Intermediate–ages 7–8 .....................................................................................54

Middle School and High School

      Beginners/Intermediate–ages 15–18 .................................................................................54
      Bronze International Ballroom and Latin Dance .............................................................. 54

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ELECTIVES
Elementary

      Introduction to Computer .................................................................................................. 55
      Kids of Integrity ................................................................................................................57
      Introduction to Typing ...................................................................................................... 59

Middle School and High School

      Foundation in Personal Finance (Middle School) ............................................................ 56
      Foundations in Personal Finance (High School) .............................................................. 53
      Leadership Development .................................................................................................. 57
      Life Management Skills for Success (Ages 11–14) .......................................................... 58
      Life Management Skills for Success (Ages 15–18) .......................................................... 58
      Microsoft Office Workshop ..............................................................................................60
      Photography ...................................................................................................................... 61
      To Every Nation 1 ............................................................................................................. 61
      Introduction to Typing ...................................................................................................... 62
      Worldview in Focus...........................................................................................................62

STUDY HALL
      Supervised Study Hall ....................................................................................................... 63

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COURSE CATALOG

                           SCIENCE:
                 Life Science, Physical Science,
Biology, Chemistry, Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition,
                             Physics
Elementary School:

   Science: (Ages 5–10) Juanelle Winsor... $80.00 per month (2 hrs)

This is where Science, Etc. began! Designed as a five-year Biblical curriculum, degreed and
experienced teacher and founder of Science, Etc., Mrs. Winsor, delights in making accelerated
Science fun by integrating songs, experiments, and games designed for life- long learning. Sign
language, geography, Greek and Latin root words enhance the curriculum and give children
advantages for testing. Her greatest motivation is helping children to develop God’s character in
their lives as they discover His character through His magnificent creation. Although these
classes build on each other, there is no prerequisite for entering. The decorated zoo and lab
rooms are so inviting the children don’t want to leave, and maybe that is okay, because the “No.
1 Rule” is...

                  YOU MUST HAVE FUN OR YOU CAN’T COME BACK!

Supply fee: $70

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Middle School and High School:

   Life Science: (Ages 11–14) Chris Morris…$86.00 per month (2 hrs)

Get ready to discover more about the awesome detail and intricacy of God’s creation! Learn
about the scientific method, scientific analysis, the classification system and significant scientific
discoveries while exploring a variety of topics in the life sciences.

In addition to the life science experiments in the book, we will: practice classifying leaves,
insects and wildflowers; dissect a worm, frog, starfish, cow’s eye, sheep’s brain and heart; and
explore how human actions can positively or negatively impact environments.

The students will have weekly homework assignments covering material in the text and six tests
over the course of the year. A lab manual will be kept in the classroom and will be graded four
times during the year.

Prerequisite: Students must be able to work with decimals and measurements, as well as add,
subtract, multiply, and divide.

Required text: Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition, Seligson, Apologia Ed.
Ministries. (You only need the textbook! DO NOT order the supplementary materials.)

Supply fee: $70

       Earth Science: (Ages 13–14) Peggy Davis… $86.00 per month (2 hrs).

This course covers such topics as: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the
earth, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and light and sound waves. The student will solve a crime using
chemistry, learn to identify and separate substances, discover the properties of dry ice, and build
a matchbook rocket.

The student’s math skill level should allow him to add, subtract, multiply and divide, and
understand fractions and decimals. The students will apply math skills to science through
working with measurements and the metric system.

The students have weekly homework assignments and a biweekly test. A lab manual will be
kept in the classroom and graded twice a year.

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Required text: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition, Wile, Apologia
Educational Ministries and Test and Solutions Manual. (Used copies are available at a discount.
If interested, contact Peggy Davis)

Prerequisite: The students’ math skill level should allow them to add, subtract, multiply and
divide and understand fractions and decimals.

Supply fee: $70

       Physical Science: (Ages 13–14) Peggy Davis … $86.00 per month (2hrs)

Designed to prepare the student for higher level sciences, we will explore the great glory of
Creation and develop a broad base of knowledge while diving deep into the discipline of
Physical Science.

We will cover topics including scientific math, physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity and
circular motion, simple machines, pulleys, engineering, waves, sound and light, electricity and
magnetism, structure of the atom and radioactivity, astrophysics and astronomy, and more!

Students will have weekly homework assigned, biweekly tests, and two semester reviews. Lab
notebooks will be kept in the classroom and graded twice a year.

Optional Field Trip Opportunities: A chance to see it all in action! Throughout the year, field
trips will be offered for a chance to see the concepts come to life in the real world. Details TBA.

Required text: Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition, Wile, Apologia
Educational Ministries and Solutions and Tests Manual. (Used copies are available at a discount.
If interested, contact Peggy Davis or Mikel Seifert)

Prerequisite: Pre-Algebra. The student’s math skill level should allow him or her to work with
fractions, decimals, measurements, unit conversion, and equations with variables. A scientific
calculator is recommended, and students will be expected to be familiar with its use. We will
review the factor label method for unit conversion.

Supply fee: $70.00

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Biology: (Ages 15-16) Peggy Davis … $90.00 per month (2 hrs)

Dig deeper into God’s creation by examining the smallest living cells through a microscope.
Culture bacteria and test for antibiotic sensitivity. Study pond life and botany through field trips.
Solve a crime using DNA evidence. Dissect a worm, clam, crayfish, grasshopper, fish, frog and
fetal pig. Complete a survey of the five kingdoms. This course provides a strong background in
microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, Mendelian genetics, and ecosystems.

The students have weekly homework assignments and a biweekly test. A lab manual will be kept
in the classroom and graded twice a year. There is no math requirement.

Required text: Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Edition, Wile and Durnell, Apologia
Educational Ministries and Test and Solutions Manual. (Used copies are available at a discount.
If interested, contact Peggy Davis)

Supply fee: $70

   Chemistry: (Ages 15-18) Peggy Davis...$90.00 per month (2 hrs)
This course gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry. It covers significant figures,
units, classification, the mole concept, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids and bases,
redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, the gas laws,
and equilibrium.

Students will perform all the textbook experiments and experiments from the supplementary
Microchemistry booklet. The students have weekly homework assignments and a biweekly test.
A lab manual will be kept in the classroom and graded twice a year. The student should own a
calculator and know how to use it. (TI83 or 84 is recommended)

Prerequisite: Algebra 1

Required text: Discovering Design with Chemistry, Dr. Jay L. Wile, Published by Berean
Builders and the Test Booklet and Answer Key. (Used copies are available at a discount. If
interested, contact Peggy Davis)

Supply fee: $70

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Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition: (ages 15-18) Chris Morris and
       Gretchen Bartels…$90 (2hrs)

           I Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV “Do you not k now that your body is a temple of the Holy
   Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were
                     bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.”

The human body, fashioned in the likeness of Almighty God himself, continues to baffle man in
its intricate complexity. Join us as we marvel at the symphony created by the orchestra of the
body systems! As a woven tapestry is made of individual and unique threads, so too is the human
body, as each system interlaces with and complements the others. In the same likeness, is the
design of the interaction of humankind as we communicate with and live among one another.

Topics addressed in this course focus on the physical body systems as well as the mental and
emotional aspects of the human mind. The importance of proper nutrition, rest and healthy
exercise will highlight the value of our charge to care for our bodies responsibly. Incorporated
into the course will be projects that utilize “farm to table” concepts including planting vegetables
and preparing them for meals.

*This course will respectfully and carefully address aspects of human reproduction and
sexuality. There will be several teaching options available and parental consent will be required
for the option chosen. All materials will be available for parental review. Please evaluate the
maturity of your student as you consider this course.

Required texts: Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition: by Laura Chase, Apologia
Educational Ministries, 2018. Exploring Creation with Health and Nutrition Student Notebook:
by Laura Chase, Apologia Educational Ministries, 2018.

       Physics: (Ages 15-18) Mikel Seifert … $135 per month (1 hour lab + 2 hours lecture)

“The Most Basic of the Sciences,” Physics is what ties it all together! With a strong focus on
concepts over computation, the material will be accessible to students of every strength and
background, while also achieving a level of rigor that will thoroughly prepare the STEM-
oriented student for college-level study.

We will cover Newton’s Laws & Applications, the Physics of Motion, Work & Energy,
Momentum, Gravity, Waves, Optics, Electricity, and Magnetism.

Students will have weekly homework, and tests over each Module (generally every second class
period). Work to be completed at home will require approximately 4-8 hours per week. We will
conduct all experiments during the first hour; students will be provided with a professional-grade
lab notebook, which will stay in the classroom. They will take it home at the end of the year.

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Optional Field Trip Opportunities: A chance to see it all in action! Throughout the year, field
trips will be offered for a chance to see the concepts come to life in the real world. Past field trips
have included the Oncor Distribution and Operations Center, and the Lockheed Martin F-35
factory floor. Details TBA.

Prerequisite: Algebra I. Basic trigonometric concepts will be covered in class. A scientific
calculator is recommended, and students will be expected to be very familiar with its use.

Required text: Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition, Wile, and the Solutions and Tests

Supply fee: $50.00

                       MATHEMATICS:
     Math Teaching Games, Saxon 5/4, Saxon 6/5, Saxon 7/6, Pre-
                Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 1 &2,
                   Pre-Calculus, Math Tutoring

Elementary School:

   Math Teaching Games 1: (Ages 5–6) Alese Ashford … $40.00 per month (1 hr)

Note: Must have 2 or more to make a class.

Need an encouraging, fun way to learn and practice math facts? Come join us as we work to
challenge each other in mastering essential math facts, which are the building blocks of a lifelong
LOVE of math! This class will have your children spouting math facts in the wink of an eye.

Timed tests are optional at this age. The first thirty minutes of class will be devoted to learning
math facts by rote memorization, using flashcards and “finger flashing numbers” to add together.

The second half of class will focus on unit studies such as time, place value, number concepts,
geometry, fractions, and money.

This course is designed to challenge, strengthen, and solidify the facts, while balancing it out
with critical teaching, using fun “hands-on” manipulatives. I desire for children to have an
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understanding that math has a strong connection to the world they will one day function in as
adults.

Supply fee: $45.00. This provides your child with a folder to communicate with you when he or
she “tests out” of a set of facts. I will provide the prizes, glow-in-the-dark paints and beads, dry
erase markers, a small poster that I will laminate for your child to decorate, copies, puppets, and
many educational games to play!

“The kids absolutely love your class and all the fun they have while learning. Thank you again,
Mrs. Ashford” - Mrs. J

   Math Teaching Games 2: (Ages 7-8) Alese Ashford … $40.00 per month (1 hr)

Note: Must have 2 or more for a class to make.

Need an encouraging, fun way to learn, practice, and master math facts? Come join us as we will
work to challenge each other in mastering essential math facts which are the building blocks to a
lifelong LOVE of math.

This class will work on memorizing the facts you would like your child to learn. The child will
either work on addition / subtracting, or multiplication / division. Students will be expected to
work on the facts ten minutes each day outside of class. Remember, “Practice Makes Progress.”

The course is designed to challenge, strengthen, and solidify the facts, while balancing out with
critical teaching using fun “hands-on” manipulatives. I desire to help children understand there is
a connection between math and the real world they will one day function in as adults.

The first thirty minutes of class will be devoted to the rote style of learning with flashcards. The
student will be offered timed tests. Each time the tests are passed, he or she will receive a prize
from the prize barrel.

The second half of class will focus on unit studies such as skip counting with Chester the
squirrel, number concepts, money, using a play cash register, time, geometry, fractions, and
estimating. The class atmosphere will not focus on competition, but rather on encouraging each
other to reach our goals. My friendly puppet, Farmer Mac, helps me teach from time to time.

Supply fee: $45.00. This will provide your child with a folder to communicate with you when
he/she “tests out” of a set of facts. I will provide prizes, glow-in-the-dark paints and beads, dry
erase markers, a small poster that I will laminate for your child to decorate, copies, puppets, and
many educational games to play!

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Math Teaching Games 3: (Ages 9-10) Alese Ashford … $40.00 per month (1 hr)
Note: Must have 2 or more for class to make.

This class is intended to be a support class to your current math
curriculum at home. I will work with you and your child to tailor
instruction and games that will build his or her math abilities in a fun
and encouraging way. It is intended to be a class with an enjoyable
atmosphere with many thought-provoking activities and games related to
your child’s level of math.

We will make math relative to everyday life by playing store with real food items labeled with a
price tag, real money in a play cash register where they will be asked to count money to pay. The
rest of the class will be writing these combinations on a dry erase board they will make. Another
example is to play the dice game. A student is given a package of dice containing three regular
die and one blue one. The student then rolls those dice and is asked to add the regular dice and
subtract the blue. This is the beginning steps of learning positive and negative numbers.

Many challenging math skills can be learned through play, and your child won’t even know it. I
hope this will be a very creative class as we blend games and individualized instruction to
support your curriculum at home.

Supply fee: $45.00. This will provide your child with a folder to communicate with you when
he/she “tests out” of a set of facts. I will provide prizes, glow-in-the-dark paints and beads, dry
erase markers, a small poster that I will laminate for your child to decorate, copies, puppets, and
many educational games to play!

“The kids absolutely love your class and all the fun they have while learning. Thank you again,
Mrs. Ashford!” Mrs. J

   Saxon 5/4: (Ages 8–10) Chris Morris … 40.00 per month (1 hr)
Saxon 5/4 is a step-by-step integrated approach perfect for many 8-10 year–olds. Saxon
curriculum is well known for the way it provides “incremental development with continual
practice and review.”

The students will begin by reviewing a variety of concepts such as subtraction, place value, and
missing addends. The lessons increase in difficulty, introducing angles, tessellations, decimals,
estimating area, and many more concepts.

The class will provide daily assignments and weekly assessments to help your student develop a
solid understanding of mathematical concepts

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Here is a link for Saxon Math placement tests to evaluate your student’s current ability. Bring the
completed tests with you to registration:

https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/curriculum/placement-tests/saxon-placement-tests/

Required text: Saxon Math 5/4 Student Text, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 1591413176, ISBN-13:
9781591413172)

Supply fee: $25.00. This fee provides copies of all handouts and supplies for the entire year.

Middle School and High School:

   Saxon 6/5: (Ages 9-12) Chris Morris … 43.00 per month (1 hr)

Saxon 6/5 is a step-by-step integrated approach perfect for many 9-12 year–olds. Saxon
curriculum is well known for the way it provides “incremental development with continual
practice and review.”

The students will walk through concepts familiar to them, including: sequencing, money,
fractions, decimals, percentages and metric conversions. The lessons gradually increase in
difficulty covering exponents and powers, geometric solids, reciprocals, and a wide variety of
story problems.

The class will provide daily assignments and weekly assessments to help your student develop a
solid understanding of mathematical concepts.

Here is a link for Saxon Math placement tests to evaluate your student’s current ability. Bring the
completed tests with you to registration:

https://www.sonlight.com/homeschool/curriculum/placement-tests/saxon-placement-tests/

Required text: Saxon Math 6/5 Student Text, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 1591413486 ISBN-13:
9781591413486)

Supply fee: $25. This fee provides copies of all handouts or supplies for the entire year.

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Saxon 7/6: (Ages 10-13) Karen Debenport...$86.00 per month (2 hrs)
The goal of this course is to build mathematical curiosity and determination as students discover
God’s mathematical order. Students should have a firm grasp of basic addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division.

The students will learn about functions and coordinate graphing, integers, exponential
expressions, and prime factorization, the order of operations, number lines, decimal place value,
how to find the percent of a number, how to round decimal numbers, attributes of geometric
solids, and more.

Parents will grade homework, so students can correct errors immediately.

Required Text: Saxon 7/6 Workbook (ISBN-10: 1591413192), Test Booklet (ISBN-10:
1591413230), and Solution Manual (ISBN-10: 1591413273).

Supply fee: $20

   Pre-Algebra: (Ages 12-13) Karen Debenport...$86.00 per month (2 hrs)
The goal of this course is to build mathematical curiosity and determination as students discover
God’s mathematical order.

Students will continue and expand their use of basic skills, using them to learn new concepts
about geometry, ratios and proportions, prime and composite numbers, fractions and decimals,
algebraic reasoning, the Pythagorean Theorem, and more. This curriculum constantly reviews
old material while introducing new concepts, building on the old.

The course will require homework (graded by the parent and corrected by students), homework
quizzes given in class and tests (taken at home but graded by the teacher). Each student will
need to purchase the textbook.

Required text: Saxon Algebra 1/2 3rd edition homeschool student text, test booklet, and
solutions manual.

Supply fee: $20

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Algebra I: (Ages 13-14) Karen Debenport...$90.00 per month (2 hrs)
The goal of this course is to build mathematical curiosity and determination as students discover
God’s mathematical order.

Some topics covered are signed numbers, exponents, roots, absolute value, equations and
inequalities, scientific notation, unit conversions, polynomials, graphs, quadratic equations, and
much more. This curriculum constantly reviews old material while introducing new concepts,
building on the old.

The course will require homework (graded by the teacher and corrected by students), and quizzes
and tests will be given in class. Each student will need to purchase the textbook.

Required Text: Saxon Algebra 1, 3rd edition, student text and test booklet and solutions
manual.
Supply fee: $20

   Geometry: (High School) Dwight Debenport… $90.00 per month (2hrs)
We will study Euclidean facts regarding points, lines, angles, triangles, circles, polygons, solids
and classical constructions and transformations. Some analytical geometry and trigonometry will
be incorporated, and geometric relationships and deductive reasoning strategies will be used to
solve problems.

My intention is to expand on the Math U See curriculum and help my students make connections
and see patterns in mathematics that make geometry more comprehensible for them.

This course is a complement to the students’ home study of mathematics. It provides the pacing,
structure, and grades. Each week I introduce the topic from the text and we work examples
together before doing an activity that requires application, analysis, and/or synthesis of the
information.

Some students may benefit from a parent or tutor working with them on homework for
approximately 1 hour per week and all should expect to spend an additional 4 hours per week
working outside of class.

Geometry is recommended after completion of Algebra 1 and before Algebra 2, but with
instructor approval it may be taken after Algebra 2 or concurrently with Algebra 2.

Required: TI-83 or -84 graphing calculator, any edition, or an ipad or laptop with access to
Desmos to bring to every class.

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Required text: Math-U-See Geometry Student Pack (available at store.mathusee.com and
possibly Amazon.com), and Math-U-See Geometry Instruction Manual, edition 2009 or newer
(used is perfectly fine!).

Supply fee: $30

   Algebra II: (High School) Dwight Debenport… $90.00 per month (2 hrs)
Algebra II provides the basis for advanced STEM (science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics) study. It builds on evaluation and graphing concepts learned in Algebra 1 and
covers imaginary numbers; rational, exponential, logarithmic expressions; conic sections; and an
introduction to trigonometry and matrices.

Activities include using our graphing calculators to write beginner-level programs and explore
function behavior. My intention is to expand on the Math U See curriculum and help my
students make connections and see patterns in mathematics that make Algebra II more
comprehensible for them.

This challenging course is a complement to the students’ home study of mathematics. It provides
pacing, structure, and grades. Each week I introduce the topic from the text and we work
examples together before doing an activity that requires application, analysis, and/or synthesis of
the information.

Some students may benefit from a parent or tutor working with them on homework for
approximately 1 hour per week and all should expect to spend an additional 4 hours per week
working outside of class.

Required: TI-83 or -84 graphing calculator, any edition, or an ipad or laptop with access to
Desmos to bring to every class.

Required text: Math-U-See Algebra II Student Pack (available at store.mathusee.com and
possibly Amazon.com), and Math-U-See Algebra II Instruction Manual, edition 2009 or newer
(used is perfectly fine!).

Supply fee: $30

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Pre-Calculus: (High School) Dwight Debenport… $90.00 per month (2 hrs)
Pre-Calculus teaches concepts and builds on calculator fluency that
must be mastered before enrollment in a college-level calculus course.

The emphasis will be on Trigonometry and we will focus on making
the math “click” for visual learners: representing functions graphically.
Quadratic relations will be represented in polar and rectangular
coordinates and parametric coordinates in the form of vectors.

The course also builds on the formal study of functions and relations begun in Algebra 1 & 2 and
introduces limits, providing a bridge to calculus.

My intention is to expand on the Math U See curriculum and help my students make connections
and see patterns in mathematics that make Pre-Calculus more comprehensible for them.

This course is a complement to the students’ home study of mathematics. It provides pacing,
structure, and grades. Each week I introduce the topic from the text and we work examples
together before doing an activity that requires application, analysis, and/or synthesis of the
information. Students should expect to spend at least 4 hours outside of class studying.

Required: TI-83 or -84 graphing calculator, any edition. Access to an ipad or laptop with the
Desmos app or online access to Desmos is a plus.

Required text: Math-U-See Pre-Calculus Student Pack (available at store.mathusee.com and
possibly Amazon.com), and Math-U-See Pre-Calculus Instruction Manual, edition 2009 or
newer (used is perfectly fine!).

Supply fee: $30

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ENGLISH:

              Elementary Literature, Writing, Grammar and
            Spelling, Middle School Literature and Writing, High
 School Grammar, Classical Literature & Writing, Public Speaking

Elementary School:

       Literature/Writing 1: (Ages 7–8) Kathleen Childress … $40.00 per month (1 hr)
This course is a wonderful combination of learning to write as well as reading age appropriate
literature that models good writing. Students learn what a topic sentence is and then gradually
expand on that, learning to add sentences that keep to the topic until they create a nice three-
point paragraph. Students’ own experiences are used to make the writing interesting and
personal.

Your child will also learn about genres, messages in stories, summarizing, characters, setting,
story structure, and more. We will read interesting stories, and your child will be encouraged to
block out a certain amount of time each day to read books that interest him or her.

Students work on a beautiful composition book that will be a reference and keepsake for years to
come. Required books will be provided to borrow if you do not have access to them. Have a
library card ready! The goal is to develop in students a love of reading and writing that will last a
lifetime.

Note: There will be a homework packet to complete each week, consisting of a dictation
exercise, and a study guide exercise. J

Prerequisite: Your child should be able to read easy books (late first-grade at least) to do well in
this class.

Supply fee: $30 (all materials are supplied)
BOOK LIST

The Magic Fish by Freya Littledale
The Biggest Bear by Lynd Ward
The Dragon and the Garden by N.D. Wilson (about the Garden of Eden)
The Emperor’s New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson
The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton
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Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
The Bears on Hemlock Mountain by Alice Dalgliesh
Miss Nelson is Missing! By James Marshall
The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Dr. De Soto by William Steig
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Little Bear’s Visit by Else Holmelund Minarik
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams
The Oxcart Man by Donald Hall
A Baby Sister for Frances by Russell Hoban
In the Time of Noah by N.D. Wilson
Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
Nate the Great & the Lost List by Marjorie Weinman
Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert
Blaze and the Lost Quarry by C.W. Anderson
A Birthday for Frances by Russell Hoban
In Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson
The Sword of Abram by N.D. Wilson
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

   Literature/Writing 2: (Ages 7–8) Kathleen Childress…$40.00 per month (1 hr)

This course is a continuation of Literature/Writing 1, although students do not necessarily need
to take the first course to do well in the second course. It is a combination of writing as well as
reading appropriate literature that models good writing.

Students work with sentences and paragraphs, making them interesting and varied. The end
product will be a nice five-paragraph essay. Yes, seven and eight–year olds can do this!
Students’ own experiences are used to make the writing interesting and personal.

Some story elements we will cover include genres, theme, character traits, point of view, setting,
plot and making inferences. We will read interesting stories, and your child will be encouraged
to block out a certain amount of time each day to read books that interest him or her.

Students work on a beautiful composition book that will be a reference and keepsake for years to
come. Books will be provided to borrow if you do not have access to them. Have a library card
ready! The goal is to develop in your child a love of reading and writing that will last a lifetime.

Note: There will be a homework packet each week, consisting of a study guide exercise and an
occasional dictation exercise.

Prerequisite: Literature/Writing 1 or a reading level of at least the second-grade.
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Supply fee: $30 (all materials supplied)
BOOK LIST
Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
The Hundred Dresses by Eleonor Estes
The Cabin Faced West by Jean Fritz
The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh
Stuart Little by E.B. White
Charlotte’s Web by E.B White
The Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder

       For the Love of Literature: (Ages 9–10) Kathleen Childress … $40.00 per month
       (1 hr)

This course is an introduction to a variety of age appropriate literature. My desire is that students
learn to love reading just for the sheer joy of reading.

Along the way they will be introduced to story elements such as setting, character, conflict and
climax. Some of the literary terms we will discuss include character, dialect, dialogue,
foreshadowing and imagery.

Students will have the pleasure of reading literature from different genres and a variety of time
periods. In addition, they will be encouraged to visit the library and set aside a block of time each
day to read. Books will be provided to borrow if you do not have access to them. Have a library
card ready!

Students work on a beautiful composition book that will be a reference and keepsake for years to
come. Part of the composition book will be devoted to recording various Latin and Greek roots
to help in vocabulary development. So … on that note … Let the reading begin!

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Note: There will be a homework packet each week,
                                            consisting of a study guide exercise, and a Greek/Latin
                                            root quiz every eight weeks.

                                            Prerequisite: Your child should be able to read on at
                                            least a third-grade level to do well in this course.

                                            Supply fee: $30 (all supplies included)

BOOK LIST
Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
The Cricket in Times Square by Garth Williams
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Book of Three: Chronicles of Prydain Book 1 by Lloyd Alexander
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM by Robert C. O’Brien
The Wheel on the School by Meindert DeJong

       Grammar/Spelling 1: (Ages 7–8) Kathleen Childress … $40.00 per month (1 hr)

  **No new students may be added to this class after week 8. We have covered too much
                     material by then for your child to catch up.

A song or two anyone? … or maybe a poem or jingle? These are only a couple of the ways we
will learn grammar this year.

In this course, your child will use jingles to learn parts of speech that include nouns, pronouns,
verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and objects of prepositions. Using Shurley English and
other materials, we will also cover the mechanics of a sentence, what makes a good sentence and
then a good paragraph.

Toward the end of the year, your child will be writing short 2-point expository paragraphs. Class
time will include mostly grammar practice, but I will sneak in a little spelling to round things
out.

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Students work on a beautiful composition book that will be a reference and keepsake for years to
come. If you add a literature/writing class, you will have a complete language arts program. We
will have fun doing it!

Note: There will be a homework packet each week for your child to complete on the days he/she
is not in class.

Prerequisite: Your child must be able to read on at least a late first-grade reading level to take
this course.

Book fee: $15
Supply fee: $30

   Grammar/Spelling 2:7/8: (Ages 7–8) Kathleen Childress … $40.00 per month (1hr)
  **No new students may be added to this class after week 8. We have covered too much
                     material by then for your child to catch up.

And … the singing continues! This course expands on what your student has learned in
Grammar 1. Although having taken Grammar 1 would make it a little easier, it is not completely
necessary for taking Grammar 2, since there is a good deal of review at the beginning.

Using Shurley English as our starting point, we will continue with the parts of speech already
learned, but add layers to them. Did you know that different parts of speech are used differently
depending on where they are in the sentence?

We will do lots of work on improving sentences, and paragraphs, and will expand on our
expository writing.

This is foremost a grammar course, but there will also be spelling lessons and a little writing to
cement the grammar skills.

Students work on a beautiful composition book that will be a reference and keepsake for years to
come.

Note: There will be a homework packet each week for your child to complete on the days he/she
is not in class.

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Prerequisite: Your child needs to be reading on at least a
second-grade level to do well in this course.

Book fee: $15
Supply fee: $30

   Grammar/Spelling 2:9/10: (Ages 9–10) Kathleen
   Childress … $40.00 per month (1 hr)

  **No new students may be added to this class after week 8. We have covered too much
                     material by then for your child to catch up.

This course expands on what your student has learned in Grammar 1. Although having taken
Grammar 1 would make it a little easier, it is not completely necessary for taking Grammar 2,
since there is a good deal of review at the beginning.

The grammar section of this course is similar to the ages 7–8-year version, but the spelling is
completely different. The composition book the students will create is also different.
Using Shurley English as our starting point, we will continue with the parts of speech already
learned, but add layers to them. Did you know that different parts of speech are used differently
depending on where they are in the sentence?

This is foremost a grammar course, but there will also be spelling lessons and a little writing to
cement the grammar skills.

Students work on a beautiful composition book that will be a reference and keepsake for years to
come. If you add a writing class and a literature class, your child should have a very well-
rounded language arts course.

Note: There will be a homework packet each week for your child to complete on the days he/she
is not in class.

Prerequisite: Your child needs to be reading on at least a third-grade level to do well in this
course.

Book fee: $15
Supply fee: $30

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Grammar/Spelling 3: (Ages 9–10) Kathleen Childress … $40.00 per month (1hr)
  **No new students may be added to this class after week 8. We have covered too much
                     material by then for your child to catch up.

This course is a continuation of Grammar 2. It expands on the parts of speech, adding layers and
adding new parts of speech. We will continue to use Shurley English as our base, with several
new and different elements added.

This is foremost a grammar course with spelling added to it. Students work on a beautiful
composition book that will be a reference and keepsake for years to come. If you add a writing
class and a literature class, your child should have a very well-rounded language arts course.

If your child has had no Shurley English, you might consider signing up for the Grammar 2 class
instead. Jumping right into the Grammar 3 class may prove difficult, since we cover a
tremendous amount of material in the first two courses using nomenclature unique to Shurley
English. It is the parents’ choice, however.

Note: There will be a homework packet each week for your child to complete on the days he/she
is not in class.

Prerequisite: Your child needs to be reading on at least a fourth-grade level to do well in this
course.

Book fee: $15
Supply fee: $30
        Bridge Grammar Level 5: (Ages 11–12) Alese Ashford … $43.00 per month (1 hr)
NVP, AA, PIC...(noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, interjection and
conjunction).....is a great mnemonic device to never forget the eight parts of speech. Shurley
English has multiple memory helps, called jingles, to help students understand and memorize
many hard to retain grammatical concepts. Would your child be able to tell you the list of 49
prepositions? They would, as well as many other things through lessons that constantly expose
them to “see it, hear it, say it, and do it” activities. The class is designed to continue the learning
of previous years with the Shurley Grammar courses, while also laying a foundation for the Jr.
Analytical course.

If your child is a continuing Grammar student here at Science Etc., we would prefer you take the
Grammar 3 course before taking this class. The second half of this class moves very quickly.

This course will only focus on the grammar portions of the curriculum. We will learn new
vocabulary words to draw upon when working on creative writing assignments. We also learn
classifying sentences which is identifying every word in a sentence. This class is another
building block in laying a great foundation for understanding the structure of the English
language, which is essential for good writing. Come join us as we continue to see grammar

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through the lens of a puzzle. We will solve the “mystery of grammar” one part of speech at a
time.

Supply fee: $85.00. Includes 2 hardback student texts A and B, 2 workbooks, 1 test booklet, and
a vocabulary folder.

   Writing 1: (Ages 9-10) Patricia Wilson... $40.00 per month (1 hr)
Learning to write effectively opens up a world of possibilities for students to be
creative, expressive, and influential. While plenty of liberty exists within
the context of writing, students must first form a firm foundation of
techniques before “learning to break the rules.”

In Writing 1, we will use elements of the IEW (Institute for
Excellence in Writing) Structure and Style curriculum to guide our lessons in outlining, retelling,
and summarizing, as well as, formal and informal expressions of creative and informative
writing.

In addition, we will work toward increasing critical thinking skills, reading comprehension, and
editing and critiquing written material.

Please note: IEW assumes students possess a firm grasp of grammar concepts. Your child
should understand the characteristics of a complete sentence and the parts of speech in order to
progress through this course successfully.

Required supplies: 3–ring binder, 5 tabbed dividers, lined paper, pencils, colored pencils or
pens, highlighters, composition notebook

Supply fee: $35: This fee provides copies of all handouts and copies of the class novels to be
read.

Middle School and High School:

       Junior Analytical Grammar: (Ages 11–14) Alese Ashford…$43.00 per month
       (1hr)

Would you like your child to actually understand and retain Grammar? This course is easy to
follow and makes learning this subject a breeze! It is actually written on a 5th grade level. Jr.
Analytical Grammar is a program intended to introduce the ideas of English Grammar to
younger students.

Jr. Analytical Grammar covers:

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*All the parts of speech
*Five sentence patterns
*Parts of a sentence
*Classical sentence diagramming
*Mechanics: capitalization, punctuation, and word usage
*Exercises with many editing practices.

Jr. AG says middle school students are in a preparatory stage. THIS is the time to prepare them
for high school!

Required text: There are 2 student workbooks, Junior Analytical Grammar (11 weeks) and
Junior Analytical Grammar: Mechanics (15 weeks) Both with orange covers.

See http://www.ANALYTICALGRAMMAR.COM for discount for multiple students, or
students taking the Jr course.

Supply fee: $15.00 for a notebook used weekly

       Analytical Grammar: (Ages 15–18) Alese Ashford…$45.00 per month (1hr)
Grammar is to writing, what math facts are to math––Essential! Analytical Grammar has been
used successfully with all students from challenged learners to the highly gifted. This innovative
and logical method is not only extremely effective, but makes learning grammar fun.

Analytical Grammar covers:

* All the parts of speech and parts of the sentence
* Phrases and clauses
* Classic sentence diagramming
* Rules of punctuation and capitalization
*Common usage errors

Once lessons are taught, the highlighted notes are torn out and made into a reference booklet to
use through college or wherever those reminders are needed.

*This class makes a great refresher course for anyone, especially 10th graders, preparing for a
college entrance exam!!

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Required text: Analytical Grammar: A Systematic Approach to Language Mastery (green
cover)

See http://www.ANALYATICALGRAMMAR.COM for discount for multiple students.

Supply fee: $15.00 for a notebook used weekly

What are students saying about this class?

“This class helped to significantly improve my SAT grammar score. Mrs. Ashford has been a
fantastic teacher who answers my questions and makes sure I completely understand what is
being taught. I highly recommend this class for anyone who wants to cement their understanding
of grammar and improve their testing scores.” ––Jacob, 2020

   Writing 2: (Ages 11-12) Patricia Wilson ... $43.00 per month (1 hr)
Learning to write effectively opens up a world of possibilities for students to be creative,
expressive, and influential. In Writing 2, we will continue to build skills based on elements of the
IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) Structure and Style curriculum to guide our lessons in
outlining, retelling, and summarizing, as well as, formal and informal expressions of creative and
informative writing. We will incorporate more complex source materials and explore in greater
depth, vocabulary and dress-ups.

In addition, we will work toward increasing critical thinking skills, reading comprehension, and
editing and critiquing written material.
Please note: IEW assumes students possess a firm grasp of grammar concepts. Your child
should understand the characteristics of a complete sentence and the parts of speech in order to
progress through this course successfully.
Required supplies: 3–ring binder, 5 tabbed dividers, lined paper, pencils, colored pencils or
pens, highlighters, composition notebook
Supply fee: $35: This fee provides copies of all handouts and copies of the class novels to be
read.

       Literature and the Art of the Essay I: (Ages 11–12) Robyn Danielson…$43.00
       per month (1 hr)

Note: This class is offered each year, but we use different books operating on a two-year cycle

Students will learn to write and speak analytically about literature and life through studying the
classics and contemporary literature. The books this year are sure to not only peak and engage
readers’ interest, but to inspire deep conversation, character building, and community. During
our novel studies, this course will challenge students to make connections between their studies
and the real world by integrating a cross-curricular approach, weaving history, social studies,
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