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Humanities

Artist Studies: (all ages) This class studies Picasso, Kahlo, Money, O’Keeffe, Van Gogh, etc. Ms. Laura reads two books per artist with one book geared toward elementary leveled students and one geared toward middle school leveled students. The two series used the most are the Who Was… and Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Artists but when those are not available for the artist, other books are used. High school students will find it easy to dig deeper to bring these simpler books to their level. Each lesson will consist of Ms. Laura reading a few chapters from each book to students, review vocabulary words, take notes on the artist’s life timeline, and discuss popular works and styles of the artist. Ms. Laura models Charlotte Mason style picture study from time to time.
April 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Ms. Laura is a homeschooling mother of 5. She has homeschooled for 11 years. She is an avid nature lover and enjoys spending her days outside. She also is a huge Whovian and Potter Head. Ms. Laura works alongside the students in classes. She does the projects and reading right along with them. She also tries to convey the message that learning is individual and the students have the freedoms to complete each project how they see fit.


Arts & Crafts 7 & under: (ages 3+ with adult supervision) Cascade shows students how to create unique crafts, promoting fine motor skills and creativity. Students explore different mediums as they create their personalized crafts. Supplies are listed for each craft in the Archive.
January 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Cascade is a creative and crafty homeschooling teen with a love for animals! She raises guinea pigs, goats, and rabbits for 4H.


Arts & Crafts 8 & Up: (ages 8+) Cascade shows students how to turn everyday items such as eggs, string, and wood into unique works of art. Supplies are listed for each craft in the Archive.
January 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Cascade is a creative and crafty homeschooling teen with a love for animals! She raises guinea pigs, goats, and rabbit for 4H.


Bible grades K-2: (ages 5-7) Ms. Sarah reads 1 chapter per week from The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones. The reading is followed by comprehension questions and content discussion. Ms. Sarah provides optional memory verses each week.
January 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Ms. Sarah is a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mother of 2. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Christian Counseling in 2014 and currently serves at her local church alongside her husband. She is an Evangelical Baptist Christian and naturally teaches from that worldview. However, she tries to keep controversial topics to a minimum to allow parents more confidence and freedom to teach their children. Ms. Sarah reads verses from the NASB translation.


Bible grades 3-5: (ages 8-12) Ms. Sarah gives a brief overview of stories from the bible, reads selected verses, and leads a discussion about how these stories apply to life. Ms. Sarah provides optional memory verses each week.
January 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Ms. Sarah is a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mother of 2. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Christian Counseling in 2014 and currently serves at her local church alongside her husband. She is an Evangelical Baptist Christian and naturally teaches from that worldview. However, she tries to keep controversial topics to a minimum to allow parents more confidence and freedom to teach their children. Ms. Sarah reads verses from the NASB translation.


Bible Middle/High School: (ages 13+) Ms. Sarah reads portions of the Bible verse-by-verse and helps students analyze the meaning and see the greater picture. Daily journaling is encouraged with questions provided at the end of each lesson. Ms. Sarah provides optional memory verses each week. Students may use any Bible translation they prefer but Ms. Sarah will be reading from NASB.
January 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Ms. Sarah is a pastor’s wife and homeschooling mother of 2. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Christian Counseling in 2014 and currently serves at her local church alongside her husband. She is an Evangelical Baptist Christian and naturally teaches from that worldview. However, she tries to keep controversial topics to a minimum to allow parents more confidence and freedom to teach their children. Ms. Sarah reads verses from the NASB translation.


Community Studies: (varies by unit) Mrs. Jenny teaches students a variety of lessons including dowsing, retention ponds, internet safety, city planning and zoning, and how to write an essay. Suggested supplies include two wire hangars to makes dowsing rods and the caboodle for one of the units. She uses a conversational approach to teach lessons as well as showing videos of her on field trips to relevant local areas demonstrating certain parts of the lesson such as how to use a dowsing rod.
January 2019 – March 2019

About the teacher: Mrs. Jenny lives in a small town and spent 30 years building houses with her husband before joining the City Planning Commission in her area. She enjoys discovering mysteries and researching to find the answer. She is passionate about preserving history, protecting the environment, and helping others stay safe. She encourages thinking both inside and outside the box.


Composers: (all ages) This class will focus on one composer each week including Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Copland, Gershwin, Chopin, and more working through the Eras of Music. There is a printable caboodle posted with activities. Mrs. Hamilton uses a variety of teaching tools such as PowerPoint presentations, YouTube playlists, worksheets, and lectures.
January 2020 – TBD

About the teacher: Mrs. Kathleen Hamilton taught in public schools for 26 years and now homeschools her two grandsons. She studied Music Therapy in college but later switched to Elementary Education. She is PK/Elementary certified, with specialties in Early Childhood, Music, Special Education, and English as a Second Language and has taught everything from PK-5th grade, PE, two different types of computer classes, and music. She grew up in a teaching family, learning what it means to be a teacher from them. Over the years her teaching style has changed, as she has grown and learned how to use different learning styles. Her goal is to have students enjoy learning something new. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, baseball (GO Texas Rangers!), listening to music, and watching Texas Flip and Move.


Crochet: (beginner level) Mrs. Sandra teaches students how to crochet. She begins with teaching the basic stitch and then moves on to how to use those stitches to create different projects. Learn how to make dish clothes, baby blankets, scarves, slippers and more. There is a list of projects and supplies posted for each unit.
May 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Mrs. Sandra is a parent to one and has been homeschooling her daughter for 6 years. She believes that learning should not only be educational, but also fun. Her teaching style is laid back and hands on.


Flash Classes with Beethoven’s Wig: (all ages) Richard Perlmutter has taken many of the classical pieces of music that we all know but don’t know the name of and put fun words to them to help us learn and remember them. He created a series of 5 CDs and has graciously given his permission to use his work for these lessons. These FLASH classes will only be about 15 minutes in length. There will be a brief introduction to the piece of music before we will listen to the song as it is written. Then, using Perlmutter’s lyrics, students will learn a new way to identify the songs. Some of the songs have videos on YouTube, which we will be looking at. There is no syllabus or timeline for these classes. They will be posted as time allows. For more information, please go to www.beethovenswig.com where you will find lyrics for the songs.
TBD

About the teacher: Mrs. Kathleen Hamilton taught in public schools for 26 years and now homeschools her two grandsons. She studied Music Therapy in college but later switched to Elementary Education. She is PK/Elementary certified, with specialties in Early Childhood, Music, Special Education, and English as a Second Language and has taught everything from PK-5th grade, PE, two different types of computer classes, and music. She grew up in a teaching family, learning what it means to be a teacher from them. Over the years her teaching style has changed, as she has grown and learned how to use different learning styles. Her goal is to have students enjoy learning something new. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, baseball (GO Texas Rangers!), listening to music, and watching Texas Flip and Move.


Mini Weapons: (mature ages 14+ with adult supervision) Mad Miss Kay shows students how to make weapons from Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction by John Austin. The weapons are all made from common office supplies and can be quite dangerous, for this reason this class has a MATURE 14+ age recommendation. Mad Miss Kay also provides students with research topics and interesting online articles in case they want to learn more about weapons and history.
October 2019 – November 2019

About the teacher: Mad Miss Kay is a homeschool graduate, writer, crafter, and lover of all things geeky.


Music Around the World: (all ages) This class takes students on an imaginary journey around world, visiting each continent to learn some fun facts, local music and instruments, and cultural dances of the area. There are printable files which include passports, passport stamps, information, and notebooking pages for each country we visit. Mrs. Hamilton uses a variety of teaching tools such as PowerPoint presentations, YouTube playlists, worksheets, and lectures. Links are provided for extending study beyond the class. The links for this course are primarily YouTube videos.
June 2019 – September 2019

About the teacher: Mrs. Kathleen Hamilton taught in public schools for 26 years and now homeschools her two grandsons. She studied Music Therapy in college but later switched to Elementary Education. She is PK/Elementary certified, with specialties in Early Childhood, Music, Special Education, and English as a Second Language and has taught everything from PK-5th grade, PE, two different types of computer classes, and music. She grew up in a teaching family, learning what it means to be a teacher from them. Over the years her teaching style has changed, as she has grown and learned how to use different learning styles. Her goal is to have students enjoy learning something new. Her hobbies include scrapbooking, baseball (GO Texas Rangers!), listening to music, and watching Texas Flip and Move.


Oil Pastels: (all ages) This class is an introduction to oil pastel art. Students will create an oil pastel painting along with Ms. Laura while they listen to her verbal instructions and watch her model the technique in small steps. Each lesson is built upon developing certain skills so it is highly recommended to start with the first lesson. The suggested supplies for this class are Craypas Junior artist oil pastel set of 50, Canson pastel paper gray tones, paper towels, scratching tools such as a toothpick or pen cap, and white acrylic paint (optional since only a tiny amount is used). These brands are suggested as they are the best quality for the least cost according to Ms. Laura.
January 2019 – March 2019

About the teacher: Ms. Laura is a homeschool mom of 5 children. She has homeschooled for 11 years. She is an avid nature lover and enjoys spending her days outside. She also is a huge Whovian and Potter Head. Ms. Laura works alongside the students in classes. She does the projects and reading right along with them. She also tries to convey the message that learning is individual and the students have the freedoms to complete each project how they see fit.


Piano with Ms. Amy & OwlEagle: (beginner level) This class will start off teaching beginning piano and move to more advanced topics as we progress through the classes. Students should have a keyboard or piano available at home to use during the lessons and for practice outside of class. We will post handouts in this group for the learners to print prior to the scheduled class. Students will follow along with the provided exercises during class and will benefit most from daily practice between classes. We will cover a bit from all aspects of learning piano including playing, Musicship skills (sightreading, ear training, cadences, etc), Music Theory, Composition, and music history. We look forward to making music together!
June 2019 – August 2019

About the teachers: Mrs. Amy has always homeschooled her son, Owleagle. She runs a large homeschool group in Michigan, holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and a Master Degree in Computer Science and Engineering. She has a working background in Financial Management, IT and Health. Owleagle assists Mrs. Amy with teaching Hoeden Piano. Owleagle has been playing piano since age 3 and his study includes the Simply Music method, ear training, Music Theory, and Sight Reading. He has performed at several venues and has participated in the MAC Open, The Guild, and the Royal Conservatory of Music. He plans to continue his musical studies and pursue a degree in Music Therapy where he can combine his passion of helping others with his love of music.

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