Liberty Learning Academy
L-12 Educational Support & Enrichment Center

Classes

   

Liberty Learning Academy

FALL 2018 CLASS OFFERINGS & SCHEDULE

(class descriptions listed below)

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

TK/K MATH - t,th, f 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.


TK-2nd munchkins & mayhem - thurs. 12:30 - 1:30   

Kathy marmer  - $130

This class involves your munchkins having a lot fun and a little "mayhem".  Our first semester will be exploring the Jurassic world.  We will learn about dinosaurs through crafts, science, and cooking projects,  such as...an edible fossil dip, layers of the earth pudding cups, salt dough dinosaur fossils and much more! 

Material fee: $20


1st/2nd ela - tues. thurs. fri. 10:30-12:00

Mindy Chittock  - $585

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.


4th-6th Magic School Bus science Adventure

fri. 12:30 -1:30 - Class Closed

stacey bickmore  - $130

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: $20-$30 depending on class size.


3rd/4th math - tues. thurs. fri. 9:00 - 10:30

Stacey bickmore  - $585

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.


3rd-6th story of the world, vol. 2

tues. thurs. 12:30 - 1:30 - Class Closed

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


3rd-6th art history through the ages

Wednesday. 1:45-2:45

susan dydiw aND SHANNON HATCH  - $130

Learn how people express themselves through art. From early cave drawings to the famous masters of past and present. Discover who they were and how they influence the art world. Learn their specific style and then reproduce their techniques thru hands on art projects. 

Material fee: $15


Algebra 2/geometry - mon. wed. 10:30-12:00

 Sandy Amara - $500 - Class Closed

This Algebra 2/Geometry course will use the Holt/McDougal/Larson textbook and will cover essentials of geometry, reasoning and proof, parallel and perpendicular lines, congruent triangles, relationships within triangles, and similarity. Students will be expected to work everyday for 30 - 45 minutes.  The course encourages students to not be intimidated by math and not to stress about it.  Students are measured by their personal progress and effort during the course of the semester.  


HS writing lab - thurs. 12:30 - 1:30

liz schopfer  - $150

 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.


9th - 12th english - mon. wed. 9:00-10:30

liz schopfer  - $450

9th through 12th 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.


tk/k ela - tues. thurs. fri. 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-3rd science - fri. 12:30 - 1:30   

Mindy Chittock  - $130

Students will participate in a fun, hands-on science class which focuses on learning through experiments, exploration, and problem solving. Some of the units being covered this year are Properties of Matter, Plants and Animals, Earth Science, and more!

Material fee: $25


3rd-6th kit and caboodle club 

thurs. 1:30 - 2:30

stacey bickmore  - $130

This after school class allows for creative juices to flow.  Each meeting will consist of something different and fun.  We will create, craft, explore, move, serve, build, learn and play.  Some classes will require focus and strategy, some days will be relaxing and calm, and others will require active minds and bodies.  We will also be doing at least one service for others activity of the student's choosing.

Material fee: $15


5th math - tues. thurs. fri. 10:30 - 12:00

Sherry torgerson  - $585

Students will be exploring 5th grade math through California Saxon 5.  This class is designed for students to have hands on learning with manipulates.  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. 


6th math - tues. thurs. fri. 9:00-10:30

Sherry torgerson  - $585

Students will be exploring 6th grade math through California Saxon 6.  This class is designed for students to have hands on learning with manipulates.  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. 


elementary math lab - thurs. 12:30 - 1:30

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.


2nd-4th cursive   - tues. 1:30 - 2:00

stacey bickmore  - $65

It is not a lost art!!! Why do children need cursive writing skills in a keyboard world? Cursive writing has been shown to help develop fine motor skills, improve brain development in the areas of thinking, reading, language, and working memory, prevents letter reversals and confusion often found in printing, helps reduce spelling mistakes, and even assists children with disabilities like Dyslexia, ADD, Autism, and visual-motor deficiencies.

Cursive also allows children to have a signature of their own, write a personal thank you note, sign a check or legal document one day, write/take notes quicker, and stay connected with the past by being able to read historical documents, or handwritten letters/notes from others.

This 30 minute class will have your student writing cursive letters, words, and short paragraphs in a positive, relaxing, and fun environment. Students will be expected to do some practice at home.


5th - tues. thurs. fri. 9:00 - 10:30

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.


6th ela - tues. thurs. fri.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


pre algebra/algebra 1 - mon. wed. 9:00-10:30

Sherry Torgerson - $450

This course will use the Holt/McDougal/Larson Algebra 1 textbook and will cover expressions, equations, functions, solving, graphing and writing linear equations and functions, and solving and graphing linear inequalities.  Homework will be given to enrich skills and quizzes will be taken to determine what areas need more attention. The course encourages students to not be intimidated by math and not to stress about it.



TK-2nd art - tues. 12:30 - 1:30   

Kathy marmer  - $130

In this class we will explore many different mediums such as- watercolors, tile masters, stippling, painting with spices, nature art and so much more! Students will learn about well known artists such as Rembrandt, Picasso, Vincent Van Gough, Salvador Dali, Michelangelo and Monet.

Material fee: $15


1st/2nd math - tues. thurs. fri. 9:00-10:30

Mindy Chittock - $585

This class will use the Saxon math curriculum which will teach important math concepts and problem-solving strategies, use hands-on manipulatives, 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.

 


1st/2nd Story of the world, vol. 1

tues. thurs. 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


3rd-6th knitting - tues. 1:30 - 2:30

hannah heuseveldt  - $130

This beginning knitting class will be taught in the continental style of knitting, and will cover learning the basics (casting on and off, knit/purl stitch) as well as increasing/decreasing and stitch patterns such as garter, moss, etc. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided through the materials fee. We will begin with a basic beanie (perfect for fall!) and will move on to other projects as time allows (possible ideas include mittens, cup cozies, scarf, etc).

Material fee: $25


3rd/4th ela - tues. thurs. fri. 10:30 - 12:00

stacey bickmore  - $585

This is a novel study class that will incorporate grammar, vocabulary, spelling, dictionary practice, writing responses and reading comprehension. Students will explore story elements through class discussions and writing summaries. Students will be lead to recognize genres and literary devices. Poetry will be introduced. 


3rd-6th Google Apps - tues. 12:30 - 1:30

sherry torgerson  - $130

Learn Google apps such as Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides.

 Materials Needed: Laptop or Chromebook


5th/6th writing lab - wed. 12:45 - 1:45

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.


7th/8th english - mon. wed. 10:30-12:00

Liz schopfer  - $450

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.


hs chemistry -  Wed. 12:45-2:45

Raleigh Grogan - $330

Chemistry is the study of the components of matter and how these components behave and interact with one another. The course will include lectures, daily assignments, and laboratory experiments. The periodic chart of elements will be studied and analyzed throughout the class to increase understanding of the various components of matter and energy. Students will be expected to work simple mathematical computations and complete outside reading assignments.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1                                                


7th-12th Photography - Mon. 12:45-1:45

Shelby Mousley AND SHANNON HATCH - $150

    - - Class Closed - -

You will be able learn how to not only take better pictures and work a nicer camera, but you will learn to SEE the world in a more artistic way. You will learn the rules of composition and basic art. Looking through a lens can help you see the world in a totally new way and capture that wonderful world! 

Recommended: DSLR camera.