Lighthouse Homeschool - New Hampshire -                Let us walk in the light of the LORD.  Isaiah 2:5

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Fall 2018 - Spring 2019





Music and Movement

Ages 1-4
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Christina Barnes
                                      Assistant: Kelly White
Class fee: $15

What better way to hear music from the past to present and from near to far as we move and wiggle to the beat? Instruments will be a part of this class, as will be a fun snack.





ABC’s with Dick and Jane

Grades Pre-K - Kindergarten
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Cassie West
Class fee: $30

Supplies needed: Pencil box with colored pencils, glue, scissors, crayons, and pencils for writing.

Homework: Work on new sound and recognition of letter

Let’s step back in time and learn alongside Dick and Jane. “See Dick play. See Jane laugh!” Let’s join Dick and Jane as they discover their alphabet, learn each letter’s sound, write them, find them, and use a Montessori approach to using each letter in a new multi-sensory way. Each week we will also sit together and read one of Dick and Jane’s adventures.





Bible Stories Through Flannel Board

Grades: Pre-K - 1
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Kate Meehan
Class fee: $20
Supplies needed: Bible, binder, and pencil box with common supplies
Homework: none

Learning the Bible accounts through the use of the Bible and a flannel board curriculum, this class will focus on stories in the Bible and art projects geared around the lesson of the week. It is sure to be fun and memorable for the students!





Ballet Fundamentals

Grades: Ages 5 and up (please see Jenness if younger)
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Jenness Nordstrom
Class fee: $20
Supplies needed: Black leotard, pink tights, pink ballet slippers
Homework: practice and studying for quizzes

Students will have an introduction to ballet with beginning development of ballet concepts including turn out, coordination, special awareness, and a specific focus on class etiquette. Students will begin positions of the feet, and introductory movement vocabulary. Fundamentals of classical ballet will also focus on technique, proper body alignment, French terminology and musicality. Students will be introduced to barre work and center work. Class will be 45 minutes so students can change for the rest of the day.





CLOSED * From Space to Shore: * CLOSED
A Thematic Study of Space & Oceans

Grades: K-1
11:00-11:55
Teacher: Heidi Leandro
Class fee: $30
Supplies needed: None

Using living picture books as a starting point, we will study space (1/2 year) and the oceans (1/2 year). Using an integrated approach, we will read literature, create art projects, investigate science experiments, and complete simple writing exercises during our unit studies.





Tea Time and Etiquette with Beatrix, Brambley, and Little Annie

Grades K-1 (Girls only)
12:45-1:40
Teacher: Jessica Pickowicz
Class fee: $25
Supplies needed: Crayons, scissors, glue stick

This class will expose young girls to the British children’s literature of Beatrix Potter’s Tales and Jill Barklem’s Brambley Hedge. We’ll follow up each literary tea time with Little Annie’s Art Book of Etiquette and Good Manners by Barry and Saundra Stebbings.





Sing Me a Story

Grades: K-2
11:00-11:55
Teacher: Lisa Hill
                                         [email protected]
Class fee: $20

Sing Me a Story is a K-2 class designed as a fun sing-a-long approach to learning.  The class materials will be a combination of children's stories enhanced by felt board songs, stories, and finger puppets.  Song selections will follow a theme coinciding with the story selection/read aloud and will be played on the guitar.  As each new song is presented students will receive a copy of the songs lyrics. Students will glue the lyric pages in a journal that will be titled: My Sing to Read Book.  Students will also have pictures to color in their journal that associate with the song and /or story.

                        No homework is required for this class.





Write from the Start

Grade: 1
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Cathy Borchers
Class fee: $30
Homework: 1/2 to 1 hour each week

Children will learn to express themselves through pictures, storytelling, and journaling. The class will include pre-writing skills, phonetics, story writing, basic grammar, sentence formation, sequencing, writing a note or message, composition, and conferencing. Children will need to enter class in the fall already knowing their alphabet and sounds of letters.





I Can’t, I Think I Can, I Know I Can, WRITE!

Grade: 2
11:00-11:55
Teacher: Cathy Borchers
                                   [email protected]
Class fee: $30
Homework: Approximately 1.5 hours weekly

Students will continue to learn phonetics, grammar and punctuation skills, and proper sentence structure as they express themselves through creative fiction, reporting, and story summary writing. The goal will be for each student to be able to write well-constructed paragraphs by year’s end with the possibility of having some of their writing published in a collective take-home booklet when the course is completed.





Beginning Piano Class

Grade: Ages 7 and up
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Lisa Bailey
Assistant: Marybeth Qualey
Class fee: $25
Supplies needed: Basic school supplies (pencil, paper)

In this class, students will learn to read music and play the piano. We will also learn music theory, ear training, rhythm and technique through workbook pages in their books, and a variety of games and activities. This class is geared toward 7-10-year-olds, but older students are welcome to sign up. Students must have a piano or keyboard available for their daily practice.





Math-U-See

Grade: 1
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Cassie West
Class fee: $10

Supplies needed: Please purchase student workbook for Math-U-See “Alpha.” Students will also need a pencil box with colored pencils and pencils for writing.
Homework: Each week your child will be expected to complete 1-2 pages in their work to reinforce what we learned that week in class.

Join me as I open your children’s eyes to the exciting world of math through Math-U-See “Alpha.” We will use our manipulatives along with our workbooks to get a solid foundation of math skills while seeing math. My heart is to get the students to really understand and master their addition math facts before moving on to a new lesson. Each week we will review our last lesson, learn our new lesson, and work on 1-2 pages of our workbook to ensure we grasp our new concept! (Please note we may not get to every lesson in this co-op year.).





Cooking Through Literature

Grades: Mature 1 - 3
12:45-1:40
Teacher: Kim Taggett
                                     [email protected]
Class fee: $45
Supplies needed: 1” binder, 15 plastic sleeves

In this hands-on cooking course, we will be reading classic children’s literature and bringing the stories to life with recipes that the kids will help make, activities, and crafts. We will be assembling cookbooks for the children to continue the cooking at home. Note: This is not an allergy-friendly class.





Animals and Habitats

Grades: 2-3
12:45-1:40
Teacher: Christina Barnes
Class fee: $25
Homework: Possible coloring.

This will be a trip into each amazing God-designed animal habitat. Go around the world to learn about these animals and where they live. Each week a scripture will start our trip.





Beginner Coding and Robotics

Grades: 2-3
1:45-2:40
Teacher: Jessica Pickowicz
Class fee: $30
Supplies needed: A variety of small Legos (a small handful’s worth) to create your very own “Bit Bot” (eyes provided), a small pencil, and colored pencils.
Homework: None

This class will teach beginner computer skills of logical sequencing, coding, and programming without even touching a computer! With their Lego “Bit Bots” and the “Code and Go Robot Mouse,” students will work together to program their bots to complete a variety of missions. Hands-on games, activities, and worksheets will be included, as well. This is a great precursor to Lego Robotics.





Draw Write Now Early American History

Grades: 2-3
11:00-11:55
Teacher: Jessica Pickowicz
Class fee: $15
Supplies needed: pencils, erasers, colored pencils (composition notebooks are included). Draw Write Now books are optional; we’ll be working from books 2, 3, and 5.

This class will take students through early American history. We’ll start each class with children’s literature on the given topic, then we’ll move into our composition notebooks where students will follow a Draw Write Now drawing and coloring tutorial representing what they’ve learned. After that, students will practice handwriting that will reinforce the big ideas from the lessons. This class does not accommodate handwriting for cursive writers.



A Dangerous Journey

Grades: 3-5
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Lisa Ogley
Class fee: $26 (or $10 if student already owns a copy of A Dangerous Journey)
Supplies needed: None
Homework: 20-40 minutes each week, depending on the student’s age and ability

Students will work on reading comprehension skills as they study this dense and gripping allegory of the Christian life, learn over 300 vocabulary words, and make a lap book-style map and travel log depicting Christian’s journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. Students will meet characters like Pliable, Obstinate, Evangelist, Timorous, Simple, Diffidence, Hopeful, Faithful, Charity, and Presumption. They will walk with Christian on the Narrow Path and visit places like the City of Destruction, Slough of Despond, Doubting Castle, Valley of the Shadow, Vanity Fair, Green Meadows, the Celestial City, and many, many more. Oliver Hunkin wrote his book using the original words of John Bunyan’s book, Pilgrim’s Progress.



CLOSED * IEW Writing: * CLOSED
All Things Fun and Fascinating

Grades: 3-5
11:00-11:55
Teacher: Suellen Foreman
Class fee: $29 (Parent orders book)
Supplies needed: pencil, scissors, zippered pouch with 3 holes for notebook, 1/2 inch notebook, highlighter
Homework: 1 hour/week

Humorous characters and fascinating creatures will help young students enjoy learning to write with structure and style.



A Reason for Science

Grades: 2-4
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Jennifer Stratton
Assistant: Lizzie Stratton
Class fee: $60 (includes student text)


This is an activity-based elective that is not designed to replace a traditional science class. Children will work in cooperative groups to learn through activities, discussion, and journaling. Questions will lead students through critical thinking as they analyze their observations.






Bible Stories through Flannel Board

Grades: 3-5
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Kate Meehan
Class fee: $20
Homework: 30 minutes or less per week to work on memory verses

Learning the Bible accounts through the use of the Bible and a flannel board curriculum, this class will focus on stories in the Bible, memorizing verses, the fruits of the spirit, and some art projects. It is sure to be fun and memorable for the students!





New Hampshire History

Grades: 3-5
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Heidi Leandro
Class fee: $35
Homework: 60 minutes/week

Travel through our great state learning about our geography, history, government, and important people on our journey.





Bibliovores

Grades: 3-5
12:45-1:40
Teacher: Carla Howe
Class fee: $20
Supplies needed: The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, The Cricket in Times Square, Pappy, American Tall Tales, Henry Reed, The Family Under the Bridge, Grandma’s Attic, Frindle, and The Phantom Tollbooth
Homework: Weekly reading to be ready to discuss the books.

Do you want your child to love books so much that you’re having to tell them to put down the book and eat their dinner? Join us as we become voracious readers. We will create, discuss, experience, and explore our books in magical ways! Warning: Side effects of this class will be staying up past bedtime because they just want to read one more chapter!





Kids’ Choir

Grades: 2-5
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Laurie Russell
Class fee: $10

In this class, students will learn a variety of music to include Christmas and praise and worship songs. Our focus will be on worshipping God, using a style of music that is fun and energetic!





CLOSED * Anatomy and Physiology * CLOSED

Grades: 4-5
12:45-1:40
Teacher: Kelly White
                                       [email protected]
Class fee: $15 (may be an additional semester project fee)
Supplies: Apologia’s Exploring Creation with Anatomy and Physiology, and Anatomy Notebooking Journal
Homework: Daily reading and notebooking assignments, as well as assigned projects/presentations for each body system.

In this in-depth science class, we will discover what is going on inside our bodies while giving glory to God. We will work through the full curriculum doing one chapter every 2 weeks. Class time will include hands-on projects for each body system, reviewing materials, and student presentations.





All American Girls II

Grades: 4-6
1:45-2:40
Teacher: Kelly Hart
Assistant: Kim Taggett
Class fee: $45
Supplies needed: Various American Girl books
Homework: 1-2 hours/week

This continuation class will use books from the American Girl Series to discover and experience American history through the eyes of girls their own age. Many hands-on crafts and projects will bring the time period of the late 1800’s - mid 1900’s to life, along with the party at the end of each era! Students who took American Girls 1 will have preference in the class, but American Girls 1 is not a requirement.





CLOSED * Jonathan Park & * CLOSED
the Creation Detectives

Grades: 3-6
1:45-2:40
Teacher: Carla Howe
Assistant: Serena Varley
Class fee: $30

Join us on an exciting journey with Jonathan Park Audio Adventures. We will dig through fascinating books, discover through mind-blowing experiments, and listening to captivating audio dramas, all the while filling our tool belts with a biblical worldview of creation and science.





Handbell Choir

Grades: 3-8
12:45-1:40
Teacher: Sue Chamberlin
Class fee: $0
Supplies needed: Students need to bring music folder (I will provide) and pencil to class.

Students will learn how to ring handbells and handchimes. They will work together as a team to make music and in the process they will learn how to read music and notation that is unique to handbells. I will look for opportunities for students to perform for parents and others.





Famous Women in History

Grades: 5-7
1:45-2:40
Teacher: Tia Parr
                                        [email protected]
Class fee: $20
Homework: Regular reports and presentations are expected, dressing up is encouraged!

This class will introduce students to various influential women throughout history. Weekly lessons, combined with self-directed study, will allow kids to bring these female achievers to life, while focusing on speaking and presentation skills.





CLOSED * Chemistry and Physics * CLOSED

Grades: 5-8
11:00-11:55
Teacher: Tia Parr
Class fee: $40
Supplies needed: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics textbook and notebooking journal; parents may be asked to gather materials for experiments
Homework: Reading, preparing experiments, and writing papers will amount to approximately 2 hours of homework per week.

Students will enjoy a hands-on approach to lab work and designing new experiments, while solidifying their understanding of the text with reports and presentations. Each chapter of this classic curriculum will take approximately 2 weeks.





CLOSED * Literature from the Land of Narnia * CLOSED

Grades: 5-8
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Jennie Steinhauser
Assistant: Lily Steinhauser
Class fee: $25
     Supplies needed: Pencil, all 7 of the Narnia books by C.S. Lewis
Homework: 2-5 hours per week, depending on reading pace

In this course, students will independently read all 7 of the Narnia books in preparation for in-depth classroom discussions and short essays. Discussions will focus on plot, characters, and Christian themes.






CLOSED * IEW Writing: Following Narnia * CLOSED
Volume I: The Lion’s Song

Grades: 6-8
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Suellen Foreman
Class fee: $10 (Parents will order the IEW book, which is $29)
   Supplies needed: 3-ring binder 1/2 inch, zippered pouch for binder,      pens, highlighter, notebook paper, scissors.
Homework: 2-3 hours per week

Experience the enchanted land of Narnia while learning to write with structure and style.





Basic Cooking

Grades: 6-8
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Jenn Stringer
Class fee: TBD
Homework: Practice cooking at home, and quiz-taking
Supplies needed: Sharp knife for chopping, set of measuring cups, plastic container, apron, and measuring spoons

Chopping, dicing, slicing, and planning are all ingredients in this course. It will be peppered with kitchen safety, use of appliances, meal planning, nutrition, and math. The goal of this class is to teach your children how to safely and efficiently cook a healthy, well-balanced meal.





We the People: U.S. Government

Grades: 6-8
12:45-1:40
Teacher: Kelly Hart
Class fee: $30
Homework: 1 hour per week

Students will learn the roles and functions of the three branches of U.S. Government, how we elect our leaders, and the different types of governments. Lapbooking, notebooking, and even a mock election will teach students the importance of our electoral process!





Coffee/Cocoa House & Book Talks

Grades: 6-8
11:00-11:55
Teacher: Carla Howe
Class fee: $20
Supplies needed: Number the Stars, A Wrinkle in Time, A Christmas Carol, Titanic, Witch of Blackbird Pond, and The Shakespeare Stealer
                                       Homework: Reading

Curl up with a selection of treasured books and fall in love with reading. Each month we will discuss and experience our book through activities, journaling, art, and bottomless cups of cocoa (and coffee for Mrs. Howe).



Youngmen Duct Tape Warriors

Grades: 6-8
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Andrew Barnes
Class fee: $35 (not including shoes)
Supplies needed: Cardboard, duct tape, scissors, various items, old shoes
Homework: Minimal

Learn all the parts, and importance, of the Armor of God (Eph. 6), and build our own set of armor. We will learn the Latin forms of each piece, and creatively design them using cardboard, duct tape, foam, Velcro, and other materials. Most importantly, we will stress the importance of the spiritual disciplines involved with the armor (prayer, Bible study).



Westminster Catechisms

Grades: 6-8
1:45-2:40
Teacher: Christina Barnes
Class fee: $25
Homework: Writing assignments

1 Peter 3:15 says, “but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord; being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear.” This writing class will help the youth to have Biblical answers for questions in this book. Clear answers using verses in context to learn why we believe what we do.





CLOSED * Junior High Computer Technology * CLOSED

Grades: 7-8
12:45-1:40
Teachers: David and Christine Thompson
Class fee: $145
Homework: Approximately 1/2 - 1 hour per week
Supplies needed: HDMI-ready TV or monitor to use at home. For class, you’ll need a USB keyboard, USB mouse, 6-AA batteries, and one 9V battery. Students will also need a 2” 3-ring binder and a folder, as well as a shoe box (or small plastic tool box) to bring to class in order to safely carry projects to and from class.

This is a lab-based computer technology class. The main focus of this class will cover electricity, electronics, computer programming, and an introduction to robotics. However, we will quickly cover some basic computer knowledge and a quick overview of basic software. There is a lot to learn in 30 weeks so in order to keep moving forward there will be homework each week that will need to be done. This is a project-based class and the students will be learning by doing. Good effort will be key in this class. The students will display work at one of Lighthouse’s performance nights. By the end of the year, each student will have made their own robotic car that they programmed and will keep. Students will also be keeping their Raspberry Pi computer, Ardunio Uno type micro controller board, and all their electronics components. The cost of this class includes as Raspberry Pi 3b computer and an Ardunio Uno type micro controller board. We will be purchasing these items, as well as the electronics supplies with the course fee money. There are several electronic components that we will be providing in order to build several different projects throughout the year. Computers, micro controllers, and electronic components can be fragile and we will teach safe handling; however, if a student breaks a component that they need for a project their parents may need to supply the child with a replacement.





Entrepreneurship

Grades: 7-12
11:00-11:55
                                     Teacher: Andrea Burns
Class fee: $20
Homework: Approximately 1 hour per week
Supplies Needed: Four booklets by Carol Topp:
 Starting a Micro Business, Micro Business for Teens Workbook,
Money and Taxes in a Micro Business, Running a Micro Business. 
(I found all four on Amazon, used for $2 - $9 each.
Or, you could by them in a set through IEW for about $40.)

The purpose of this course is to get students involved in the real world of business as rapidly as possible, so the natural rewards of earning money become a built-in incentive for a more in-depth study of business, freedomship, and entrepreneurship. Using the IEW Entrepreneurship curriculum, this class will train students to recognize money-making opportunities, estimate start-up costs and operating expenses, write a real business plan, set up a record-keeping system, design marketing materials and ads, deliver a sales presentation, become a job-maker instead of a job-taker, start and operate a youth-owned business, and take charge of the future.





Apologia Physical Science

Grades: 8-12 (possible exceptions for grade 7)
9:00-9:55
Teacher: David Borchers
Class fee: $20
Supplies needed: Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science, 2nd Edition, and Physical Science Student Notebook (approx. $85 for the textbook new, $40 used; approx. $35 for the notebooking journal)
Homework: Significant parental involvement, coupled with a year-long commitment by both the parent and the student ensuring homework assignments are routinely and thoroughly completed, will be essential elements for adequate student learning and a sense of true accomplishment in this endeavor. Students desiring high school credit will be held to an even higher standard of academic quality.





A Capella Voice Ensemble

Grades: 8-12
1:45-2:40
Teacher: David Borchers
Class fee: $15
Supplies needed: 3-ring binder
Homework: Home practice of musical parts

Students will learn basic music theory and how to sing together in SATB vocal parts using primarily historical and contemporary Christian-themed musical scores. They should come to practice with a desire to honor the Lord through the learning and memorizing of musical parts, and demonstrate a willingness to share their music with audience in mid- and end-of-year performances.





Survey of Church History

Grades: 8-12
11:00-11:55
Teacher: Pastor Andy Wilson (Grace Presbyterian Church, Laconia)
                                  [email protected]
Class fee: $20
Homework: 5-page weekly reading assignment from the textbook (Church History 101: The Highlight of Twenty Centuries, included in class fee). Over the course of the year, students will choose one primary source from a list provided, read it, and write a paper that summarizes the book’s content and draws insights for today.

The Roman orator Cicero (106-43 B.C.) once quipped, “To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” The British academic C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) used the phrase “Chronological snobbery” to describe the tendency to see our time as the only time that really matters. Of all people, Christians should have a high regard for history. After all, our faith is rooted in historical events, and the Scriptures tell us that wisdom is obtained by paying careful attention to believers who have gone before us. In this class, we will study the most important figures, ideas, controversies, movements, and events in the history of the Christian church, beginning with the post-apostolic period and continuing all the way into the twentieth century.





CLOSED * The Essay * CLOSED

Grades: 9-12
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Jennie Steinhauser
Class fee: $15
Supplies needed: Pencil, The Weight of Glory by C.S. Lewis, In Defense of Sanity by G.K. Chesterton, and Elements of Style by Strunk and White
Homework: There will be weekly reading and writing assignments

Using Lewis and Chesterton as examples, students will write weekly essays in varying forms, and will also analyze poetry and short stories, which will be included in the syllabus. Class time will be used in essay discussion, and also for peer review of rough drafts, when appropriate.





CLOSED * Apologia Biology Lab * CLOSED

Grades 9-12 (advanced 8th graders, space permitting)
12:20-1:40
Teachers: Martha Testerman and Kim Bouthiette
                                   [email protected]
Assistant: Bryna Wilson
Class fee: $40
Supplies needed: Apologia Biology Textbook, 2nd Edition
Apologia Biology Solutions and Test Manual (for home use)
Apologia Biology Student Workbook (optional)
Homework: All reading assignments and tests will be completed at home and graded by parents. Weekly lab reports will be due each week. There will be an oral report in the spring.

Students will complete hands-on labs for Apologia Biology curriculum. Students are expected to complete all reading and tests at home. The fee includes all material, including dissection specimens, dissection booklet, and dissection kit. Students will hand in weekly lab reports, which will be graded. Students will also present an oral report in the spring. Students will receive a lab grade only for this class, and 0.5 credit. Students can receive one credit for a lab science course, provided they complete the reading and tests at home, graded by the parent.





Sketching the World Around You and Art Appreciation

Grades 9-12 (motivated 8th grade students will be considered)
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Carrie Sandblom
Class fee: $65 (includes all art materials for this class)
Supplies needed: A sturdy pencil box, scissors, glue stick, portfolio/folder to store work, copy of Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting (contains nudity), lined notebook, blue painters tape
Homework: Students should be prepared to spend about 4+ hours per week on homework. This will include an hour of history reading and about 3 hours or more of drawing or painting; this may vary from week to week.

This beginner high school art class will be broken down into 2-4 week units, each covering basic art techniques and mediums such as drawing hands in graphite pencil, urban sketching techniques, adding watercolor glazes to sketches, faux calligraphy lettering, special surfaces and textures in watercolor, and still life drawing with basic value and perspective. Mediums used in the class will be graphite pencil, pen, and watercolor paint. Throughout the year, urban sketching techniques, events, and assignments will be incorporated. All students should plan on attending at least 3 local sketching events during the year which will be held at parks, coffee shops, or local spots of interest. Times, days, and towns for these events will vary. This class will be heavy in art appreciation with weekly reading and short written assignments at home, and monthly Sister Wendy video showings in class. Please note that the text does contain some nudity.





Color Medium, Urban Sketching, and Art Appreciation

Grades 9-12 (Prerequisite: Art Lab 1)
11:00-11:55
Teacher: Carrie Sandblom
Class fee: $75 ($96 if Prismacolor colored pencil set and blender are needed)
Supplies needed: Pencil box and basic supplies from Art 1 or 2: art pencils, sharpener, vinyl eraser, paint brushes, notebook, scissors, glue stick, portfolio or folder to store work, copy of textbook above (one per family (may be purchased used). Prismacolor colored pencils and blender if owned. Art history text: Sister Wendy’s Story of Painting (contains nudity).
Homework: Students should be prepared to spend about 4-5 hours per week on homework. This will include an hour of history reading and about 4 hours of drawing or painting. This may vary from week to week.

This intermediate high school art class will focus on color mediums with an introduction to pastels and more advanced units in colored pencil and watercolor. Some assignments may be worked on over the course of several weeks, students should be prepared to work slowly and thoroughly during these times. Throughout the year, urban sketching techniques, events, and assignments will be incorporated. All students should plan on attending at least 3 local sketching events during the year, which will be held at parks, coffee shops, or local spots of interest. Times, days, and towns for these events will vary. This class will be heavy in art appreciation with weekly reading and short written assignments at home, and monthly Sister Wendy video showings in class.





Music Theory

Grades: 9-12
11:00-11:55
Teacher: Lisa Bailey
Class fee: $20
Supplies needed: lined paper and pens/pencils
Homework: 1-2 hours per week

In this class, students will learn music theory, music history, ear training, song writing, and composition. Students must already know how to read music prior to signing up for this class. Weekly homework will vary, but will include composer reports, theory handouts, ear training practice, creating song lyrics, and working on compositions.






Discovering John

Grades: 9-12
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Pam Newhook
                                     [email protected]
Class fee: TBD
Supplies needed: The Bible, a notebook
Homework: 1-2 hours per week

We will read, explore, study, discuss, and illustrate the wonderful books of John over the course of the academic year using the Bible and other study sources.






High School Math Lab

Grades: 9-12 (7th or 8th graders who are taking Algebra included)
1:45-2:40
Teacher: Sue Chamberlin
Class fee: $0
Supplies needed: Math book and lessons, pencils, paper

This would be a supplement/help session for whatever high school-level math (Algebra 1 and above) the student is taking. Students would be expected to bring their math lessons with them. I would be available to answer questions, help solve problems, explain new material. (I am a retired math teacher, and I taught grades 7 through College Algebra.)






CLOSED * Biblical Personal Finance * CLOSED
& Study of Life Wisdom

Grades: 9-12 (8th graders included, if space permits)
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Brian Johnsen
Class fee: $10
Supplies needed: A Bible and a money-management handbook

The first 20 classes of the year will be personal finance, covering standard topics found in Personal Finance curricula in high schools/colleges, including banking, investments, insurance, budgeting, debt reduction, etc., all building from Bible principles throughout. Because managing personal finance involves a certain amount of math when dealing with dollars and cents, students will need to have passed 8th grade (Algebra) math in order to get the most out of those course. Students will need to understand how to figure percents and solve for the unknown when dealing with interest rates and sales.The year will close out with a brief survey of select themes in Proverbs, continuing an emphasis on showing wisdom in how we live beyond finances.





American Sign Language

Grades: 9-12
12:45-1:40
Teacher: Tia Parr
Class fee: $45
Homework: 1-2 hours per week

This high school class will explore the basics of American Sign Language. We will include receptive and expressive signing, grammar, vocabulary, fingerspelling, conversational behaviors, and various aspects of the deaf culture. Class participation and peer presentations are mandatory.






Early American History:
Explorers to Jacksonians

Grades: 9-12
10:00-10:55
Teacher: Kelly Hart
Class fee: $25
Supplies needed: Student Reader (All American History, Bright Ideas Press)
Homework: 1-2 hours per week

Students will read and learn about the early years of American history from the early explorers through the early 19th century. Mapping, timelining, and an interactive notebook will help students focus on cultural and social aspects, as well as facts and dates. For students needing a high school credit, additional literature will be assigned for each unit.






CLOSED * High School Computer Technology * CLOSED

Grades: 9-12
1:45-2:40
Teacher: David and Christine Thompson
Class fee: $145
Supplies needed: Required but not included in the course fee: HDMI-ready TV or monitor to use at home. For class, you’ll need a USB keyboard and USB mouse and 6-AA batteries and 1 9V battery. Students will also need a 2” 3-ring binder and a folder. Also bring a shoe box (or small plastic tool box) to class to safely carry projects to and from class.
Homework: Approximately 1.5-2 hours per week

This is a lab-based computer technology class. The main focus of this class will cover electricity, electronics, computer programming, and an introduction to robotics. However, we will quickly cover some basic computer knowledge and a quick overview of basic software. There is a lot to learn in 30 weeks so in order to keep moving forward there will be homework each week that will need to be done. This is a project-based class and the students will be learning by doing. High school grades will be determined by both effort and skill in class and on projects/assignments. The lowest grade a student can get who puts in good effort is a “B,” even if they fall behind (good effort is key here). Please see Parent Notice for this class for more information on grading. The students will display work at a Lighthouse arts night. By the end of the year each student will have made their own robotic car that they programmed and will keep. Students will also be keeping their Raspberry Pi computer, Ardunio Uno-type microcontroller board, and all their electronics components. The cost of this class includes a Raspberry Pi 3 b computer and an Ardunio Uno type micro controller board. We will be purchasing these items, as well as the electronics supplies with the money from the course fee. There are several electronic components that we will be providing in order to build several different projects throughout the year. Computers, microcontrollers, and electronic components can be fragile and we will teach safe handling. However, if a student breaks a component that they need for a project, their parents may need to supply the child with a replacement.






CLOSED * Yearbook * CLOSED

Grades: 10-12
12:45-1:40
Teachers: Shelly Wineriter
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Bernie Tuck
Class fee: $15
Supplies needed: Notebook, laptop

Students will work cooperatively and independently to create and publish a yearbook that reflects and represents the Lighthouse community of families. Students will learn photography basics, page layout and design, manage goals and deadlines, money management, fundraising, communications skills, and organizational skills. Students must have a laptop and be allowed to work in class and at home with it for 2 hours per week. Internet access will be provided through a hot spot with the $15 class fee. Students will earn .5 elective credit.






The God We Worship

For Moms
9:00-9:55
Teacher: Jessica Pickowicz
Class fee: None
Supplies needed: A journal, and a copy of None Like Him by Jen Wilkins, and In His Image by Jen Wilkins

In this class we will read two books, one for each semester. The first semester we will read and discuss Jen Wilkins’s None Like Him. This book explores how God is different from us—HIs divine nature. The second semester we will read and discuss her follow-up book (scheduled for release in May, 2018) In His Image. This book will explore how God desires for us to imitate Him—how He has made us in His image! (The fancy way to say this is that the first book discusses God’s incommunicable attributes, and the second book discusses His communicable attributes.) Reading both books together gives us a full picture of the character of God the Father. That said, you are welcome to participate for one semester, or for both. Through this class we will learn about who. God is and what He expects from us. What we learn here will grow our knowledge and understanding of God the Father, and thus strengthen our relationship with the One to whom we cry Abba. Babes in arms are welcome. Childcare is needed for wandering tots. Thank you!



 
 
 


 
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