LEARNING ZONE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Preschool/Kingergarten - Sarah Russell and Stephanie Gifford

In Preschool, we like to focus on the seasons, children's literature and creative play. Every day we will have circle time when we learn the months and days of the week and we read a book. At the end of the day during song time we sing fun songs with hand and body movements. Our room has lots of fun toys, puzzles and books. Preschool should be fun and every day we strive to make it that!



Literature For Little Ones - Chenoa Beard

Class Fee: $15

Students will enjoy listening to a new story each week with beautiful language, vivid illustrations, and vibrant and fun content.  After each story related activities will be completed focusing on subjects from art and history to math and science.



Gym - 

Gym class is a great way to get your kids hears pumping! We will be playing very active games (i.e. relays, parachute games, obstacle courses, etc.) while having a great time with friends. We will also be learning about fitness, nutrition, and talk about subjects pertaining to overall general health.



50 States - Nikole Christensen

Class fee: $15

Students will learn the 50 states and their capitals and be able to properly place the states on the full map of the United States. We'll use songs, games and crafts to reinforce what we learn about each state.



Presentations - Melissa Kramer and Brianna Legg

Class Fee: $15

Description TBD



Art - Adrienne Carroll and Camilya Siever

Class fee: $15

This class will allow students to nurture their creative side to flourish! They’ll be doing a variety of different hands-on projects using many types of media



Who What Where History - Adrienne Carroll

Class Fee: $15

Who, What, Where History Class: Using the popular book series we'll explore important historical figures along with historic events that took place. At the end of each semester the students will pick one person or event to do a short presentation on during class. 



Great Composers - Amanda Cooper

Class Fee: $15

This class will learn about how music, especially the orchestra, has evolved over time. We will talk about and listen to lots of composers and their music styles. We will start with the Middle Ages and work our way through Baroque, Classical, Romantic, touch on Impressionistic and finish with Modern/Contemporary style Orchestral music. There will be some videos and a couple of guest speakers to keep the interest flowing.



Geography Through Literature - Erin Bodager and Christy Newman

Class Fee: $15

Using the classic story books by Holling C. Holling, Minn of the Mississippi, Paddle to the Sea, Tree in the Trail and Seabird, children will learn about the Great Lakes and the Eastern seaboard, 30 states and their capitals, national landmarks, rivers and lakes and the continents and oceans. While we'll focus on geography, the literature brings in history, natural science, indigenous animals, and industry.



Astronomy - Dawn Webb

Class Fee: $15

Astronomy class will look at the solar system in detail as well as stars, galaxies, and space travel this year. We will explore these areas through mostly hands on activities but also some reading and worksheets will be completed in this class. We will base our study of Astronomy on the book Exploring Creation with Astronomy by Jeannie K. Fulbright. The textbook is NOT required. Families do have the option though of following along with the textbook at home. Students are asked to bring a writing utensil to each class as well as a simple two pocket folder they can transport projects back and forth to home.