COURSE OVERVIEW

K-2nd

Geography  This will be our 2nd of a 2 year study of Geography following World Trail Guides.  This year we have studied US geography and Tennessee history.  Next year we will continue learning map skills, travelling to other continents, oceans, and different cultures around the world.  Every week there will be hands-on activities and lots of taste-testing!   Again this is the 2nd of 2 years in this study but each yearly study is independent of the other.  Your child will not be left behind if they did not attend 2018-19 year nor will they be bored if they did.

Art class will be a hands-on introduction to the elements of art, including exposure to many different art supplies and mediums. Wonderful children’s literature will be incorporated into art lessons when appropriate, and also we will learn about the styles of some of the great artists. We are made in the image of our Creator, who has given each of us the desire to create and to be inspired by His creation! As students learn about science and gallop the globe in geography, we will also pair some art lessons with their study of God’s amazing creation.

 

Math Enrichment This year we have been successful pairing these two together and keeping the kiddos and teachers on their toes.  My plan is to continue in the same direction but sometime things change so don’t get married to this one yet!  However, we are going to give the kiddos a great experience that they will come home and want to share with you each Tuesday.  If we do continue to split the topics, it will look like this:  the LE classes will follow a book for a few weeks at a time and during class periods delve into projects that follow along with the book.  Math will be a series of games and activities that encourage the kiddos to fall in love with math.  As home-educators we all know that you either love it or you don’t.  We want to help them love it.

Science  

We are excited to begin a new science study at SHARE. We will begin a three-year cycle of science fundamentals. Our goal is to expose our students to the basics of all aspects of the sciences, from a Christian worldview, and to layer this knowledge each cycle as they grow. We will use teacher-created and gathered materials, emphasize the scientific method, and give ample opportunities for hands-on experimentation to reinforce concepts learned.

The three-year cycle will look like this:

Year 1: Chemistry and Physics (matter, atoms and Periodic Table, molecules, physical and chemical changes, simple machines,

force/motion, energy, light, sound, magnets and STEM)

Year 2: Earth science and Space (layers of earth and atmosphere, weather, seasons, rock and water cycle, erosion, plate tectonics, universe, solar system, planets, sun, stars, eclipses)

Year 3: Life sciences (cells, animals and their habitats, plants, human body, body systems)

3rd-6th

Geography This year students will be stepping into year 2 of our exciting study of geography and world cultures.  We will move from continent to continent studying the land, animals, foods and people groups.  We will often celebrate our exploration of that area with a festival celebrating what we have learned.   This is the 2nd of 2 years in this study but each yearly study is independent of the other.  Your child will not be left behind if they did not attend 2018-19 year nor will they be bored if they did.

Science 

We are excited to begin a new science study at SHARE. We will begin a three-year cycle of science fundamentals. Our goal is to expose our students to the basics of all aspects of the sciences, from a Christian worldview, and to layer this knowledge each cycle as they grow. We will use teacher-created and gathered materials, emphasize the scientific method, and give ample opportunities for hands-on experimentation to reinforce concepts learned.

The three-year cycle will look like this:

Year 1: Chemistry and Physics (matter, atoms and Periodic Table, molecules, physical and chemical changes, simple machines,

force/motion, energy, light, sound, magnets and STEM)

Year 2: Earth science and Space (layers of earth and atmosphere, weather, seasons, rock and water cycle, erosion, plate tectonics, universe, solar system, planets, sun, stars, eclipses)

Year 3: Life sciences (cells, animals and their habitats, plants, human body, body systems)

Art will be hands on and messy while using various mediums.  Instruction in drawing, painting, sculpting, and other activities will be the focus of class time.  All projects will be done in class with the exception of an art competition the last day of school.  Art history is combined with techniques along with crafts that coordinate with SHARE’ s Geography and Science.  There are no tests, all learning is hands on.

Math Enrichment  Our class focuses on building students’ confidence in math by showing them how much fun math can be. We play a lot of group and partner games that are both fun and educational. We also work on timed math facts each week, and they set weekly goals for themselves, which helps them learn and/or reinforces the direct link between the amount of time they spend practicing and how quickly they memorize their math facts. In order to show that math is needed and used in our everyday lives, a few concepts that we cover are distance, time, money, and food measurements.

IEW (this class is offered to 6th graders FIRST and if space is available we will open to 5th graders)  This is a writing course that focuses on the structure and style of writing.  It teaches students to communicate in a way that is easy to read while keeping the reader engaged.  It does not focus on Grammar or Spelling but will incorporate a little of each.  Vocabulary is included, along with literature.  IEW is encouraging and provides a checklist that allows students to know exactly what is expected.  This enables all levels of writers to excel.  It is a good class for beginners as well as more experienced writers.  The class will teach students to organize thoughts and get them on paper.  There will be 1 week bootcamp for beginners before SHARE begins.

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Christy Ross

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Columbia, TN 38401