Enrichment Classes

STEAM CLASS Grades 1-4

EXPLORE. DISCOVER. CREATE. That is what Makerspace is all about. Students will have time to work with a variety of supplies and mediums to create what ever their imaginations can come up with. Students will also have the opportunity to choose a STEAM challenge card, to practice their engineering, science and art skills. Students can also choose to learn and play fun and interesting math games. Games and instruction will be provided. 

Art Class Grades 5-8

Studio Techniques taught at every grade level include Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, and Collage. Your child will learn to manipulate a variety of media with increasing sophistication as his/her fine motor skills develop through out the year. Students incorporate and express their ideas in Art using a basic “language” known as the Art Elements. These Elements include: Space, Shape, Texture, Line, Form, Value, and Color. Art History, Techniques, and Activities based on the Masters combine to make this homeschool and small group art curriculum the most effective way to bring out the hidden artist in each child.

2nd Grade Core Classes

 

2nd Grade English Language Arts & Math, Social Studies & Science Classes meet on Mondays/Wednesdays

In class we focus on active hands on learning. Age appropriate art, experiments and movement are incorporated into daily lessons. Students will also practice poetry recitation and songs. In April parents will be invited to a student exhibition night to see all that their children have been learning throughout the year.

 

2nd Grade ELA We will practice writing, grammar and reading using phonics, dictation, narration, picture study, poetry reciation, passages from classic children’s literature, and other classical techniques to develop language ability.
   
2nd Grade Math The main areas of study in grade 2 curriculum are: Understanding of the base-ten system within 1000. This includes place value with three-digit numbers, skip- counting in fives, tens, and multiples of hundreds, tens, and ones (within 1000). (chapters 6 and 8); Develop fluency with addition and subtraction within 100, including solving word problems, regrouping in addition, and regrouping in subtraction (chapters 1, 3, 4, and 8); Using standard units of measure (chapter 7); Describing and analyzing shapes (chapter 5). Additional topics we study are time/clock (chapter 2), money (chapter 9), introduction to multiplication (chapter 10), and bar graphs and picture graphs (in various chapters).
   
2nd Grade Social Studies The focus in these grades is on developmentally appropriate skills and content in connection with the things students encounter in their daily lives. Comparing and contrasting here with far away and now with long ago will introduce geographic and historical dimensions to students. Student will learn about the world around them and journey back to the time of the Ancient World using appropriate stories and projects.
   
2nd Grade Science Students will research, discuss, model, experiment and record various investigations in science including: Plant Adaptations, Plant Life Cycle and Heredity, Erosion and Earth's Surface, Animal Survival and Heredity, Animal Biodiversity, Weather and Climate and Energy, and Motion and Electricity.

 

High School

Global Geography

This course is ideal for those curious about our world. The course concentrates on developing geographic skills and concepts so that students can ask questions about the world and then gather, organize, analyze and apply the geographic information. For example, students will study world population growth and distribution, patterns of migration, how climate affects human habitation and distribution and how people use resources. (This course meets the ASD 1/2 credit Social Studies Elective Requirement)

Alaska Studies

 

Alaska Studies is an in-depth exploration of the rich geographic and cultural background of the state and its people from the early native peoples to the Russian era through statehood to the present. This course includes examination of the geography history and the political and economic forces that have shaped contemporary Alaska. Content is organized around five themes of population, land, resource, governance and cultural landscape. The course seeks to ensure that students have a strong foundation in the historic and cultural contexts of issues facing the state so they will develop a broad sense of community and strengthen skills that will encourage thoughtful consideration of issues and choices facing Alaska. (This course meets the ASD 1/2 credit AK Studies Requirement)

English I

This course incorporates a thematic approach with genre studies. The texts, activities, and assessments have been designed to ensure student growth toward meeting the Common Core State Standards in the areas of reading literature, reading informational text, writing, speaking, listening, and language. Students will read a variety of both world and American literature with an emphasis on textual analysis, including drawing inferences, analyzing main ideas, and distinguishing fact and opinion. Writing, research, vocabulary, and grammar instruction are integrated in every unit. (This course meets the ASD 1 credit English I Requirement)