Liberty Learning Academy
Fall 2019 CLASS OFFERINGS & SCHEDULE
(class descriptions listed below)
TK/K MATH - M, W, TH 9:00-10:30
kathy marmer - $585
Students will participate in a fun and engaging class introducing them to the mathematic world using Saxon Math curriculum. Concepts will be use of manipulatives, counting objects, sequence counting and starting simple addition and more. Learning through play will be the overreaching philosophy offered in this course.
Story of the world, vol. 1
(Recommended 1st/2nd grade)
M, W 12:30-1:30
Mindy Chittock - $260
Students will be studying "Story of the World Volume 1" which covers the Ancient Times. Class time will consist of studying the early nomads to the last Roman Emperor through various activities, crafts art and map work. This class is designed to enrich students knowledge of history by learning what happened around the world in the centuries before ours.
Material fee: $15
story of the world, vol. 2
(RECOMMENDED for 3rd-4th)
M, W 12:30 - 1:30
stacey bickmore $260
Students will be studying "Story of the World Volume 2" which covers the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance age. Class time will consist of reading, activities, crafts, map work and exploring related literature with fiction and non-fiction books. This class is designed to enrich students study of history by learning what happened around the world in the centuries before ours and in our own time.
Material Fee: $10
THurs 1:30 -2:30
stacey bickmore - $130
thurs. 12:30 - 1:30
Hannah Heuseveldt $130
We will be diving into science in hands-on, engaging ways! Topics covered will meet state NGSS standards and will include Earth Science, Electricity and Circuits, Animal Structures, Light and Sound, and more. Each class will cover a topic using a reading lesson as well as an experiment, project, or game!
Material Fee: $20
5th/6th ELA -M,W,TH 10:30-12:00
liz schopfer - $585
Students will learn parts of speech, elements of literature, rules of punctuation and capitalization, connotation & denotation. Writing skills will be practiced with in class journals, personal narratives, essays and letters. Peer editing and various workshops along with whole class discussions will help students accomplish achieving their literature goals.
7th/8th english - M,W,TH 9-10:30
Liz schopfer - $585
7th and 8th Grade English Language Arts is a course that teaches contemporary and classic literature supported by direct reading and writing instruction to help students develop essential strategies for understanding and interpreting literature. Students will study and perfect skills for successful writing. Students will also learn Greek and Latin Roots.
pre algebra - M,W,TH 10:30-12:00
Sherry Torgerson - $585
This course will use the Holt/McDougal/Larson Pre-Algebra textbook. This will be a transition from the 6 th grade Saxon curriculum. Homework will be given to enrich skills and quizzes will be taken to determine what areas need more attention.
Physics (6th-8th grade) - THurs 12:30-1:30
Darcy Sanders - $130 waitlist started
Students will see everything around them in a whole new way as they learn the laws that govern their physical world! We will examine energy, motion, sound, electricity, and more. Reasoning and problem-solving skills will be strengthened as we conduct experiments and use the scientific method. Students will create a portfolio of their scientific findings that they can proudly use to demonstrate their learning. Reading at home may be requested of these more experienced learners to allow for the most interactive and hands-on learning during class. Science can stretch and amuse simultaneously!
Material Fee: $25
tk/k ela - M, W, TH 10:30 -12:00
Kathy marmer - $585
Students will explore and be introduced to sight words, phonetic sounds, using centers and various resources to enrich their language development. This class will focus on various techniques and learning styles like fun with drama, unit studies, and hands on strategies. The philosophy will be to learn through play.
1st/2nd math - M, W, TH 9:00-10:30
Mindy Chittock - $585 Waitlist started
This class will use the Saxon math curriculum which will teach important math concepts and problem-solving strategies, use hands-on manipulative, and give guided practice. Lessons will be taught as a whole group as well as in small groups. Practice through a variety of games and other activities will reinforce concepts. Three lessons will be taught in class with two lessons being sent home for parents to teach. This class requires lessons and homework to be completed at home and returned to school each class day.
2nd/3rd Writers Workshop
Wed 1:30 -2:30
Mindy Chittock - $130
This class will include writing instruction and practice on a variety of genres as well as incorporate the 6 traits of writing: idea, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Our writer’s workshop format will begin with a mini-lesson followed by independent writing time, peer editing, and teacher conferencing. Students will pick 1 piece of writing at the end of each unit to edit and create a final draft. Final drafts will be celebrated during our “Author Share” where we will listen to and enjoy each other’s amazing writing! Students will need to do some writing at home to complete assignments.
Materials fee: $10
2nd/3rd Magic School Bus science Adventure
THurs 12:30 -1:30
stacey bickmore - $130 waitlist started
Come take a ride with Miss Frizzle, her students, and me on a science exploration adventure. We will be watching short videos, followed by engaging discussions, fun lessons, interesting observations, and exciting experiments.
Materials fee: $10
5th/6th math - M,W,TH. 9:00-10:30
Sherry torgerson - $585
Students will be exploring 5th and 6th grade math through California Saxon 5 and 6. Math facts, mental math skills, and problem solving will be a part of each class. Homework will be given to enrich skills and quizzes will be taken to determine what areas need more attention.
4th-7th grade math lab - Tues. 9:30-10:30
Sherry torgerson - $130
Students needing extra help to focus on math lessons can get the additional support they are needing. Students can come with specific questions or for additional help as their needs dictate.
Story of the World, Vol 4
(Recommended for 7th/8th grades) - M,W 12:30-1:30
Darcy Sanders - $260
Students will learn from Story of the World Volume 4 and will study significant activities around the world in the last century and a half. Class time will include mapping, discussions, studying related literature, and activities.
Reading at home may be requested of these more experienced learners to allow for the most interactive and hands-on learning during class. Students will have a better understanding of the countries and customs that influence their everyday lives by examining what led up to our modern times.
Material Fee: $5
Children’s Choir (1st-8th) - wed 1:30-2:30
Darcy Sanders - $130
Studying music enhances many aspects of a growing brain’s development. But singing in a choir can also build confidence, teach teamwork, increase creativity, relieve stress, and is just plain fun! Students will work in an environment where they are cheered on by their peers, where failure is celebrated and learned from and where they make memories with friends. We will sing a variety of songs from folk to pop with opportunities to harmonize and sing solos. Students will get to dazzle their loved-ones with a musical showcase. No singing experience necessary!
Material Fee: $5
TK-2nd munchkins & mayhem - thurs. 12:30 - 1:30
Kathy marmer - $130
Come and explore the insect world with Ms Kathy. We will learn about creepy, crawly bugs, spiders, worms, snails,and so much more. Lots of art and craft activities, like… making a bug house,and a worm habitat. We will create some healthy insect snacks… like grape caterpillars, and ants on a log. Don’t be a ‘slug’and ‘buzz’on in the class this fall!
Material fee: $20
1st/2nd ela - M, W, TH 10:30-12:00
Mindy Chittock - $585 waitlist started
This class is an engaging, hands on literacy experience with emphasis on using a balanced literacy approach. This will include shared, independent, and guided reading, writing, and word work. Children will learn reading and writing strategies through much-loved children’s literature during whole group instruction, as well as participate in small guided reading and strategy groups to meet individual needs and current state standards. Work will be sent home for students
to complete and return each class day. A list of minimal student supplies will be sent home at the beginning of the year.
3rd/4th ela - M,W,TH 10:30 - 12:00
stacey bickmore - $585 Waitlist started
My approach to ELA this year has changed slightly, in that instead of using novels/chapter books, we will be exploring MENTOR TEXTS using picture books. The students will learn, discuss, and apply grammar, vocabulary, author’s craft, and writing by studying amazing authors of some of our favorite books.
We will be combining grammar and writing instruction to allow students to SEE the connection and apply those skills. (This is as opposed to grammar lessons in isolation.) Students will not memorize grammar rules, but instead, practice grammar components within writing.
Based on evidence from multiple case studies, this concept of using mentor sentences/texts truly engages students by teaching mechanics, conventions, and style through well written sentences instead of sentences filled with mistakes. Instead of students guessing what’s wrong, they notice what’s right! This will carry over into their writing as I guide them to imitate the authors. Learning happens through discussions and mini lessons, rather than lectures and worksheets.
*We will still be reading chapter books as a class and do follow up discussions and lessons. I will provide these books!
*Obviously you will not be required to purchase chapter books, but instead I am charging a material fee of $15 per student, so that I can purchase all of the mentor texts needed. This will be much easier than assigning each student 2-3 books to find and contribute.
3rd/4th math - M,W,TH 9:00 - 10:30
Stacey bickmore - $585 waitlist started
Students will be exploring 3rd grade and 4th grade math through Saxon 3 and 4. This class is designed for students to have hands on learning with manipulates. Teacher will teach three lessons at the center and two lessons will be sent home for the parents to teach. Homework will be given to enrich skills and quizzes will be taken to determine what areas need more attention.
5th-7th writing lab - Tues. 10:30-11:30
liz schopfer - $130
This course is designed to help students perfect and effectively edit their in class writing assignments. Students will perfect their response to literature, research, persuasive and narrative essays. Teacher will provide guided, hands on practice with opportunities to refine and extend their writing skills.
story of the world, vol. 3
(Recommended for 5th/6th grades )
M,W 12:30 - 1:30
Hannah Heuseveldt $260
Students will be studying "Story of the World Volume 3” which covers Early Modern Times- from Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners. Class time will consist of reading, activities, crafts, map work and exploring related literature with fiction and non-fiction books. This class is designed to enrich students study of history by learning what happened around the world in the centuries before ours and in our own time. Material Fee: $15