First hour - 4:45-5:40
Second Hour - 5:45-6:40
Third Hour - 6:45-7:40
Annoucements/Clean-up - 7:45-8:15
UPPER ELEMENTARY - GRADES 4th-6th
Some 3rd grade classes overlap so be sure to look carefully.
Please pick three choices from each hour for registering your child.
A first choice and two back-up options.
We try our best to arrange the first choice, but classes fill-up and we will place you in your 2nd choice, the third choice is rarely used unless first choice is full and the second choice has been canceled due to lack of interest.
Most classes are limited to 12 students unless otherwise noted.
1st Hour Choices
Art For Kids Hub (4th-6th) - $15
Teacher - Aurora Bendixen
We will be learning with this website. https://www.artforkidshub.com/. Learn to draw, shading, using markers, pencils etc. If you are looking for a little creative outlet and some art lessons this will be the class for you.
Card Games Class - $0
Teacher - Caroline DeLoca
Uno, Skip-Bo, Pit, War, Garbage & Spoons - do you recognize these card games? Come join friend each week and learn new games to teach your family when you go home. We will be playing different card games and have fun together, so join us!
All about Animals - (4-6th) - $30
Teacher -Melissa Cleary
This class is going to be amazing! We will be looking 6 different animal groups. Mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and invertebrates. Live animals might be brought into class. We will be doing crafts and kids will be creating a pop bottle ecosystem with parental permission.
**Michigan History – (3rd-6th) - $5
Teacher – Becky Walters
Michigan History is a class typically studied in the 4th grade in school. How did Michigan get its name? Who were the first settlers? What does our state flag look like? Come find out and explore all the amazing stuff our state has to offer. Based on popularity against Weird Science.
**Weird Science – (4th-6th) - $5
Teacher – Becky Walters
Weird science is a fun, hands-on class that explores some of the messy, gooey, and explosive parts of science. One -of our most popular classes, with one of our most popular teachers. Don’t miss out. Based on popularity against Weird Science.
OH NO! Poetry! (Grades 2-6) - $5
Teacher - Sara Beth Bonjour
Oh No, Poetry!!! Is that your attitude towards poetry? Poetry doesn't have to be boring or confusing. Come join us as we explore some different types of poetry, discover some famous ones, and learn some of the aspects of what makes a poem. We will even take a shot at writing some fun
Ancient Science - $0
Teacher – Victoria Dwyer
Dig into science of ancient times and unearth amazing discoveries. Together we’ll investigate some of the greatest scientific discoveries and the people who introduced them to the world. All of the fun packed projects are safe and easy to do. So step back in time and take an amazing journey with Ancient Science.
2nd Hour Classes
Woodworking (4th-6th)- $45
Teacher – Bob Saul
Come create an indoor/outdoor bench with Mr. Saul. Kids must be comfortable using a drill and some minor power tools. No more than 10 kids.
Beginning Gymnastics - $0
Teacher – LouAnn Holzer
Come and join us and learn the basics of gymnastics, and tumbling.
Speedometry - $0 (3rd-6th grade only)
Teacher - Sharon Bazzell
Speedometry is a curriculum, that utilizes Hot Wheels toys to teach the FUNdamentals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Speedometry™ deepens student's understanding of speed, angles, slopes, collisions, kinetic energy, and potential energy using hot wheels cars, tracks, and ramps.
Essential Oils 101 - (2nd - 6th) - $30
Teacher - Linda McKinney
In this fun class we will be exploring the beautiful world of essential oils and how we can use them in our everyday life. Some projects on the list this semester include, roller balls, dryer balls, diffuser bracelet or necklace, chapstick and a homemade PooPourri and rice neck warmers. Along with these projects we will look at each oil used and some of the benefits each oil offers.
**States & Capitals & Presidents - 4th-6th - $0
Teacher – Deb Saul
In this class we will be learning about the states and capitals and the Presidents in order. We will use crafts, songs, flashcards and games to learn them. You will be impressed at the amount your littles will learn in this class. Come join Mrs. Saul. This class will run based on popularity against Calligraphy for the MS/HS levels, whichever class shows more interest will run.
Biblical Foundations for Children (3rd-6th) - $0
Teacher – Mary Imbrunone
This class will be based on the Answers in Genesis curriculum. Answers in Genesis is an apologetics curriculum enabling Christians to learn to defend their faith. We will learn about these subjects and make lapbooks.
Exploring the 7 Continents (4th-6th) - $5
Teacher - Sara Beth Bonjour
Come learn and explore as we discover the seven continents. This class will explore the names and various features of the seven continents, including man made and natural landmarks and characteristics. Brush up your map skills and explore new lands and culture as we travel the world.
Gym - $0 (6th grade and up)
Teacher - Jonathan Wagner
Come have some fun and learn some team sports, dodgeball, basketball, soccer, floor hockey and more. Wear gym clothes and bring your tennis shoes and prepare to sweat. This will be with the middle and high school kids so a mature and athletic 6th grader is allowed.
US Elections Lap Book – (3rd-6th) - $10
Teacher – Sharon Bazzell
Home School in the Woods’ interactive, information-filled, hands-on elections study is the perfect way to learn about U.S. elections ...and, even better, everything you need is already pulled together for the occasion. The U.S. Elections Lap-Pak What Is a “Lap-Pak” in the First Place? Our Lap-Pak products each cover a short study that primarily consists of one beautiful, absolutely packed lapbook. Each study also has an accompanying text booklet aimed at outlining the topic briefly yet thoroughly. Often (including in the U.S. Elections study) they come with an audiobook version of the text, as well. https://store.homeschoolinthewoods.com/blogs/words-from-the-woods/studying-u-s-elections-hands-on-with-an-incredible-lapbook?fbclid=IwAR06ksSAloYqJR649wpg8CvzaPt5q-z4HSP_fkRG22pAe2HaXH3RBlZ36c8
Acrylics Fun Class (3rd-6th) - $30
Teacher - Erin Brewster
This class is one of our very most popular classes amongst our older students. Miss Erin has decided to break it down so our younger kids can enjoy acrylics painting too. In this class we will explore the fun world of painting with acrylic paints. We will focus on acrylic basics have fun painting some amazing masterpieces!!
Tea Time with Beatrix Potter –(4th-6th) $5
Teacher - Diana Higuchi
Manners and Tea… How should you behave at a proper tea party. This class will go to the next level with protocol and etiquette from our younger kids tea party class. There will still be plenty of conversation, snacks and stories so come join us!
Elementary Science – (4th-6th) - $10
Teacher – Mary Imbrunone
In this class we will have an introduction to Chemistry and physics. We will be learning to understand creation through hands on experiments and lapbooks.
Challenge Island – (3rd-6th) - $45
Teacher – Mike/Michelle Peterson
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The world’s #1 STEM/STEAM enrichment program for ages 4-14, Challenge Island is a high-energy, hands-on fusion of two important areas of learning:
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)
21st Century Skills (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, flexibility, sociability, initiative, leadership, perseverance/grit, public speaking)
…combined into exciting hands-on team-based workshops each week, where students work together in “tribes” of 4-6 to tackle exciting challenges using only the materials in their treasure chest and their boundless imaginations.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: In this Challenge Island course, we’ll take on the world of entrepreneurship, and focus on a different type of business each week, ranging from candy stores to pet shops to Halloween stores and more. Each week, we’ll learn about different entrepreneurs and their path to success, and we’ll tackle STEAM challenges related to each week’s business. We’ll teach this class at 2 levels: for the elementary-level students, we’ll include all the major builds & challenges in the series, and for middle-school students, we’ll add in some additional challenges such as a stock market simulation and also laying out the plan (strategy, marketing, revenue & expenses, etc.) for a business they would like to start up someday!
Ornament Class – (4th-6th) - $15
Teacher – Meghan Kurdziel
Each week the students will make a themed ornament out of log slices and different mediums. Come join Mrs. Meghan and have fun being creative. Sept 24th Apples; Oct 8th Pumpkins; Oct 22nd Names and Beaded twine; Nov 5th/Nov 19th Woodland creatures; Dec 3rd Snowmen or Angels
What's Inside My Body (4th-6th) - $5
Teacher - Amanda Bendixen
In this class, we will take a look at what is inside our bodies and how God makes them work! Using various illustrations and hands-on activities, we will learn about things like: how our bodies digest food, basic first aid treatment, bones, muscles, organs, blood, hydration, breathing, oxygen, and more!