JR. HIGH CLASSES

- SCHEDULE -

- MONDAY -

11:00-12:00 - Life Science 

12:00-1:00 - 20th Century Lit. 

12:00-1:00 - Fractions

1:00-2:00 - Tennessee History

2:00-3:00 - Intro to Spanish 

-WEDNESDAY-

12:30-1:30 - Because He Said Go

1:00-2:30 - Family Unit Study

1:30-2:30 - Art History

20th Century Literature

4th-7th grades

Teacher: Heather Anderson

This class will utilize novel studies of 20th century British and American children’s literature. The purpose of this class is to foster a love of reading while, at the same time, focus on academic achievement in literacy skills. The students will take active roles in learning through story sessions, language activities, writing, art, and cooperative and individual activities. A booklist will be provided before classes begin. Students will be required to keep a notebook and perform reading and writing exercises at home. 

Art History

Grades: 8th-12th

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Students will be studying art from early civilizations through modern times. They will build an art vocabulary, learn about art criticism, the operations of art history, and participate in studio activities giving them hands on experiences and appreciation for art through the ages.  Students will explore Ancient Greek art with their very own version of the Greek Olympics.  They will go on a virtual tour of Ancient Rome, build a Medieval castle, design Byzantine mosaics, create tiles found in the Ottoman empire, and participate in a mini Renaissance festival.  Students will design their own art history board game, paint in the style of the impressionists, and discover the art of the modern era (modern, postmodern, and contemporary.) Students will see the thread of creativity woven into each culture and time period. 

Because He Said Go

K-2nd grades & 3rd-6th

Teacher: Lori Vaughn

Join Ms. Lori as we journey throughout the world, learning about missionaries of the past and present, and what it really means to "Go!" We will have an opportunity to connect with missionaries in different parts of the world, understanding their stories, and what it is like for their children to live the missionary life. This class will also participate in service projects right here in Cookeville. Loving God and loving our neighbors is the greatest journey of all!

Family Unit Study

Ages: K-6th grades

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

 This class will utilize unit studies (extensive study of one topic that integrates several subjects) to involve entire families. We will study a different topic every 4-6 weeks, and integrate social studies, science, language arts, math, Bible, music, art, etc.  The first week of each study parents are invited to join us for a kickoff and group discussion  during the first 30 minutes, so they will see the scope and direction in person.  For the rest of the first class & the succeeding classes in each study, students will break into 2 age groups, K-2 & 3-6 grades, for more focused study time, and then gather together for full group study and games, appropriate recipes or crafts, etc.  In this way, we hope to uniquely support and aid families to share learning at all their age levels.  **This class is 1 1/2 hours long each week.** 

Fractions, Decimals, & Percents

Grades: 5th-7th

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

This class will use a combination of methods to engage as many senses as possible, including manipulatives, worksheets, videos and games.  Fall semester will focus on fractions; spring semester will focus first on decimals then percents and word problems.  Students will leave each week with work for 3 more days to bring back the following week to discuss in class.

Intro to Spanish 

4th-6th grades

Teacher: Rosa Aranda

 In this class students will build upon what they learned in Intro to Spanish 1. Students will continue to learn common words for items around the house, words to navigate their community and other basics that will help them to hold a basic conversation.  This class will also give students who desire to take Spanish I & II as a foreign language credit for high school an earlier foundation.

Life Science 

Grades: 6th-8th

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

Human body: skeletal, digestive, & circulatory systems, 5 senses; Animal Life: mammals, reptiles, invertebrates, simple organisms; and Plant Life: roots, leaves, flowers, unusual plants.  Lapbooks are diagrams, mini books, and other paper manipulatives customized to emphasize the subject of the lap book.  Lapbooking is a great hands-on way for students to research and learn all about a specific topic!  Lapbooking is also one of my favorite ways to reinforce lessons. 

Physical Science

Grades: 5th-8th 

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

This class will use the tests "God's Design for the Physical World" from Answers in Genesis.  The series is organized into life, earth and space, chemistry and physics series. Each series is designed to be usable with a range of grades, with a challenge section for 7th and 8th graders.  This year we will cover the series on Physics.  Each student needs the following text: Inventions and Technology, Machines and Motion, and Heat and Energy 4th editions by Debbie and Richard Lawrence.

Pre-Algebra

Grades: 7th-9th

Teacher: Pre-Algebra

 This course will ready students for high school math by introducing the basics of Algebra and Geometry, as well as reviewing and expanding basic arithmetic and fractions. 

Tennessee History

Grades 6th-8th 

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

Using more than 20 projects that incorporate creative writing, illustrations, coloring, research, and mapping, this US Elections/TN History class will take your child through the establishment of the United States' government, and through the various aspects of a presidential campaign and how a U.S. president is chosen to state history.  Designed to provide activities and encourage personal research on the topics, use it to accompany any state study, books, or history program you are using!  

World History

Grades: 6th-8th

Teacher: Adonna Pryor

A multi-sensory, literature based class on Ancient World History.  This class will utilize timelines, original writings, maps, worksheets, classic literature, lapbooking, videos, and music to study ancient history from creation to the fall of Rome.  Our curriculum is taken from Homeschool in the Woods.  Students will need a Bible, The Student Bible Atlas by Tim Dowley, and a 2" three ring binder.  A one time fee of $35/student covers all printed materials and license fees.

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