Sophomore Classes, Fall 2014



Registration for Fall 2014 is now closed.

These classes are for students age 7 & 8.
Students must be 7 by September 1, 2014.

Opening 8:45 - 9:00 am

All students report to the gym at this time for an opening assembly, including devotions, announcements, and prayer.

Session One: 9:05 - 10:00 am

 

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Elementary Music- Dee and Rachel Willis

This is a great way to learn about all kinds of music! We will be learning lots of fun songs, playing and making instruments, and learning all about the orchestra. Students will have the opportunity each week to learn the fundamentals of music while having a great time with crafts, songs, and real musical instruments. Several professional musicians will also visit the class throughout the semester!

 

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Backyard Birding - Nancy Byrd - FULL

Come explore the amazing world of birds! Learn to identify a variety of local birds and how to attract them to your own backyard. We’ll sketch, make simple feeders and even learn a few bird calls.

 

Make a Memory – Michelle Williford

Let your creativity shine! Join us on a scrapbooking journey and learn how to safely preserve photos & memorabilia, discover layout and design ideas, use cutters and create hand decorated cards, too.  Preserve your precious memories and create your own scrapbook in this exciting class!

Supply Fee $15 (includes papers and embellishments. Students will provide their own scrapbook.)

 

Speed Stacks – Caleb Johnson and Jacob Braden

Speed stacking helps child stackers use both sides of their bodies and brains to develop important athletic and academic lifelong skills. With the use of stacked cups and a timer, students will develop hand-eye coordination, ambidexterity, quickness, and concentration. 


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Cooking- Kristin Johnson

Join me for a hands-on and nutritious cooking experience. I'll introduce you to the pleasures of preparing and enjoying "real food" that is nutritious, delicious and easy to make at home! We will learn basic cooking skills, the joy of eating and cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables, plate presentation and cooking and food safety! Let's eat!

Supply fee $40 (includes all ingredients and necessary supplies.)  

 

Martial Arts Class for All Ages:  Physical Education with a Purpose - Master Kevin Henderson, 6th Degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor/Owner of Henderson's ATA Martial Arts in Atascocita.  FULL

Come learn a variety of taekwondo skills and self-defense techniques in a Christian environment, without the eastern philosophy!  (No sparring required.) We not only provide the beginning student with a basic knowledge of martial arts kicks, strikes, blocks, stances, etc., but we also challenge the veteran student to set and reach new goals in his/her training and further build upon the foundation already laid.  The class will instill and reinforce such important life skills such as respect, confidence, determination, and focus.  We encourage current students to continue in the course and even participate in optional belt testing at our main campus in Atascocita if they choose to do so.  The skills we teach are best learned through repetition over several semesters.  Please feel free to contact Master Henderson through our website at www.hendersonsata.com should you have any questions.  

$55 fee due with your registration 

 

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Art History- Kriston Marler

Step into art through artists’ footprints. We will learn about historical artists and the techniques that they used to create their masterpieces throughout history. Then we will put that technique to practice and create our own works of art!

Supply fee $15

 

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Beginning Sewing- Rachel Lockard

Have you ever wanted to learn to sew? This class is for students with little to no sewing experience.  We will learn the basics of sewing including how to operate a sewing machine, how to choose appropriate fabrics and notions for projects, how to read a pattern, pattern layout and cutting, and how to sew simple seams and straight lines.  We will work on a variety of simple sewing projects together as a class in order to master sewing techniques together. A supply list will be provided. Bringing your own sewing machine is encouraged, but not required. By the end of the semester, you should have a small collection of items handmade by you and a new knowledge of how to sew! 

Supply Fee $10


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Robotics: Apprentice Level (younger/new to robotics)

You are a student apprentice in a robotics workshop. You need to do everything you can in

order to not only understand, but master this unfamiliar concept of robotics! This is your chance to learn basic mechanical properties of how things work and move through a unique hands-on learning experience. Students will explore the use of gears, pulleys, wheels and axles, motors and so much more. This class will open new windows, leading to the fun and mechanical world of robotics.

This class is for 1st and 2nd periods.

$205 fee due with registration


Fun with Photography – Emily Pruyn

In this class we'll be exploring the history and basics of creative photography. We'll learn about the development of the art, as well as the fundamentals of modern photography, like lighting, composure, and other things to make your photos look great and fun to take. All you'll need is something with a camera and a bit of creativity!

Supply fee $5


Marine Biology – Garrett Kelly and Amy Czarnik  FULL

Come and dive into the exciting and exotic world of Marine Biology. Students will investigate the four zones of the ocean and its inhabitants. Studies include Intertidal animals such as sea star, sea urchin and algae; Pelagic animals including sharks, whales, dolphins, manta rays and sea turtles; Abyssal zone animals which includes deep water octopus, angler fish, and giant squid; and Benthic zone animals such as bioluminescent fish/invertebrates.  Students will use hands on activities to enhance their understanding of the fascinating world of Marine Biology.

Supply Fee $10

 

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Hair Braiding and Styling- Austin Warner - FULL

Tired of putting your hair up in the same old ponytail? Tired of letting your hair fall flat? Well this is the perfect class for you! In this class we will learn many different braids ranging from a simple three strand braid to an intricate Dutch flower that wraps around your head. Each week we will learn a new braid and practice the old. We will go over how to properly take care of your hair; brushing it, washing it, and of course doing something with it! By the end of the semester you will know how to do many braids on others hair and maybe even your own!

 

 

Session Two: 10:05 - 11:00 am

 

Sewing for Your American Girl- Rachel Lockard

Join us as we make a variety of clothes for your American Girl or 18-inch doll. **This is an advanced sewing class. Basic sewing skill will be required for this class. Students will be using a sewing machine and therefore will need to know how to use a sewing machine.** Various sewing skills will be reviewed including, but not limited to, reading a pattern, adding elastic, adding buttons, snaps, and Velcro, and embellishments. You will need to purchase supplies for each project including, but not limited to, a pattern and fabric. A supply list will be sent prior to the first class and provided prior to each subsequent project, if applicable. Bringing your own sewing machine is encouraged but not required.  By the end of the semester, your doll will have a creative array of clothing designed and made especially for her by you!

***Note: This IS NOT a beginning sewing class. Basic sewing skills are highly recommended. New sewers should consider taking the Basic Sewing Class first.***

Supply Fee $5


Martial Arts Class for All Ages:  Physical Education with a Purpose - Master Kevin Henderson, 6th Degree Black Belt and Chief Instructor/Owner of Henderson's ATA Martial Arts in Atascocita.  FULL

Come learn a variety of taekwondo skills and self-defense techniques in a Christian environment, without the eastern philosophy!  (No sparring required.) We not only provide the beginning student with a basic knowledge of martial arts kicks, strikes, blocks, stances, etc., but we also challenge the veteran student to set and reach new goals in his/her training and further build upon the foundation already laid.  The class will instill and reinforce such important life skills such as respect, confidence, determination, and focus.  We encourage current students to continue in the course and even participate in optional belt testing at our main campus in Atascocita if they choose to do so.  The skills we teach are best learned through repetition over several semesters.  Please feel free to contact Master Henderson through our website at www.hendersonsata.com should you have any questions.  

$55 fee due with your registration 


Barrel of FunShawn Farrell and Ethan Fail

Join these boys as they continue the legacy of Lee Rose, the once yoyo champion and mentor. Come experience yo-yoing made easy. 

 

Beginning Jazz – Genevieve Coovrey

Join us as we explore the fundamentals of true, classical jazz. Each Friday, the students will take a warm up class, filled with amazing techniques. We will also begin our choreography, which will be performed at the end of the semester. This class is designed for kids who want to have fun, and sparkle!

 

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Fit Kids: MISSION NUTRITION – Suzy Norris

Come join me for some fun with fitness and nutrition.  We will learn how to keep our bodies fit and healthy while having some fun with jump ropes and hula hoops, as well as some basic stretches and exercises.   We will also be learning about healthy food choices as we explore the food pyramid.  There will be a lot of hands on activities and experiments for the kids to do including:  a food pyramid project, making “fat finger prints” and a “my plate” competition.  So, come join in on the fun.  I look forward to seeing you!


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Backyard Birding - with Nancy Byrd - FULL

Come explore the amazing world of birds! Learn to identify a variety of local birds and how to attract them to your own backyard. We’ll sketch, make simple feeders and even learn a few bird calls.

 

Physical EducationCyndi Wilkins  FULL

If you have taken PE for two semesters please do not sign up again this semester.

Want to get your blood pumping?  Feel the need to jump and shout?  This class is all about fun!  We will be playing lots of games and generally having a great time, while we get moving!  Come have some fun with us!

 

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American Sign Language- Kristi Van Eaton

Introduction to American Sign Language - Want to learn a new language, but concerned that it may be too hard? American Sign Language is the third most used language in the United States and it is very easy to learn. Come join us and learn the beautiful language of ASL.

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Science of Living Things- Michelle Cox  FULL                   

Welcome to Science! This semester we will learn about Amphibians and Reptiles.  We will learn about their life cycle and what the different characteristic are between a reptile and an amphibian.  Expect this semester to be filled with lots of live animals, including a visit from the Lake Houston Wilderness Park Ranger and so much more. There will be plenty of surprises and experiments to reinforce important principles in science. We will build our vocabulary along with my favorite, Dum Dum Quiz.

Supply Fee $10


Chimes: Sounds of the Season- Dee and Rachel Willis

We will be playing lots of holiday music this semester! If you have a favorite Christmas Carol.....you'll get to play it in Chimes. The class will also be taking their show on the road with the cast of A Christmas Carol to share the Christmas spirit with others in the community!

 

Ukulele to Guitar – Tim Parkinson  FULL

This is a beginner class. You will need a ukulele or guitar with capo. The ukulele and the guitar are related and what you can play on one can be played on another. We'll learn the basics of music as well as learning to sing and play songs. It will be fun to learn different rhythms, styles of music and how to play in a group. We will make a recording of all the songs we learn, so you can play along whenever you want.

 


NEW!

Robotics: Apprentice Level (younger/new to robotics)
You are a student apprentice in a robotics workshop. You need to do everything you can in order to not only understand, but master this unfamiliar concept of robotics! This is your chance to learn basic mechanical properties of how things work and move through a unique hands-on learning experience. Students will explore the use of gears, pulleys, wheels and axles, motors and so much more. This class will open new windows, leading to the fun and mechanical world of robotics.

This class is for 1st and 2nd periods.

$205 fee due with registration


Snack Break: 11:00 - 11:15 am

All students gather in the auditorium for snack break and social time.  Snacks may be brought from home or purchased for $.75 each.  Bottled water is also available for purchase.

 

 

Session Three: 11:20 am - 12:15 pm


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American Girls: Felicity- Sandra Burk - FULL

Felicity Merriman -1774- Williamsburg, Virginia

Felicity is caught between Patriot and Loyalist family and friends at the onset of the American Revolution.  Themes in her core books include loyalty and staying true to one's ideals.  Felicity Merriman and Elizabeth Cole are best friends growing up in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.  Their families are on opposite sides of the American Revolution.  In this class we will explore how it was growing up in 1774 during the American Revolution.  We will read and discuss the books Meet Felicity and Felicity Learns a Lesson.  During one of our classes we will have a tea party and learn proper tea etiquette.  We will also make crafts, play games, and taste foods from this time period.

Supply Fee $7

 

NEW!

Fit Kids: MISSION NUTRITION – Suzy Norris

Come join me for some fun with fitness and nutrition.  We will learn how to keep our bodies fit and healthy while having some fun with jump ropes and hula hoops, as well as some basic stretches and exercises.   We will also be learning about healthy food choices as we explore the food pyramid.  There will be a lot of hands on activities and experiments for the kids to do including:  a food pyramid project, making “fat finger prints” and a “my plate” competition.  So, come join in on the fun.  I look forward to seeing you!


Beginning Ballet – Genevieve Coovrey

Are you ready to chassè, pirouette, assemblè? Then this new Beginner's ballet class is perfect for you! Here, we will learn the basics of classical ballet and the beautiful art of performing. We will have an incredible show at the end of the semester. Not only will we learn how to dance, but we will learn how to apply stage makeup, how to create a ballet bun, and so much more!


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Fun with German- Nancy Byrd

Learn German vocabulary and conversation with fun games and activities. We’ll explore a little German culture and history, too!

 

Intermediate Fencing – Bill Trapani 

Class time is 11:15 – 12:55.

This class is for any students who have completed the beginner class and desire to take fencing to the next level.  The purchase of fencing equipment is necessary as the students will begin to fence using the electrical fencing strips.  Please contact Coach Bill at wjt1954@gmail.com for pricing information.

$80 fee due with registration

Coach Bill Trapani has 42 years of experience.

Asst. varsity coach at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point 1974-5

Coach of Knights of Trapani Fencing Academy 1997- 2009

Coach of Texas A & M Fencing Club: 2010

Coach of the Woodlands Fencing Academy

 

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Cooking- Kristin Johnson   FULL

Join me for a hands-on and nutritious cooking experience. I'll introduce you to the pleasures of preparing and enjoying "real food" that is nutritious, delicious and easy to make at home! We will learn basic cooking skills, the joy of eating and cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables, plate presentation and cooking and food safety! Let's eat!

Supply fee $40 (includes all ingredients and necessary supplies.) 

 

The Young Peacemakers - Michelle Williford  FULL

Based on the book, The Young Peacemakers, this informative class will lay the foundation for students to discover how to resolve personal conflict in a Biblical manner. They will learn that conflict starts in the heart, the importance of personal responsibility, how to make WISE-way choices rather than MY-way choices, how to avoid the blame game, the 5 A's of resolving conflict, choosing forgiveness, and how a respectful & humble approach can help to prevent conflict from the start. As students learn God's way, seeds will be planted to harvest a lifelong practice of peacemaking.  This class will include some role-playing to allow students to practice what they learn in a safe environment, and we will have a memory verse each week. Blessed are the Peacemakers!

(This class is the same each semester, not new material).


Barrel of FunShawn Farrell and Ethan Fail

Join these boys as they continue the legacy of Lee Rose, the once yoyo champion and mentor. Come experience yo-yoing made easy. 


NEW!

Science of Living Things- Michelle Cox

Welcome to Science. This semester will learn about Amphibians and Reptiles.  We will learn about their life cycle and what the different characteristic are between a reptile and an amphibian.  Expect this semester to be filled with lots of live animals, including a visit from the Lake Houston Wilderness Park Ranger and so much more.  There will be plenty of surprises and experiments to reinforce important principles in science. We will build our vocabulary along with my favorite, Dum Dum Quiz.

Supply Fee $10

 

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Robotics: Junkyard Battle Royale (older students/robotics veterans)

Class time is 11:20-12:55

In this class, battle-bots evaluate the potential of a rough and dangerous area before moving in permanently. Experts need you to build a variety of very unique robots with an awesome skillset, capable of driving over any junk or obstacle and overcoming any unfamiliar elements or elevation changes in this treacherous junkyard. Use gears, structural integrity, and IR Technology to overcome the unknown. Can your robot not only survive, but thrive in the junkyard?

$250 fee is due with registration

 

Chess for Beginners – Tim Ingham

Beginning Chess is for those who want to learn to play the game, but don’t quite know how.  This class will show students how to move the pieces, how the game is won or lost, and basic tactics.  The class is aimed at those who either do not know how to play, or know very little about it.  By the end of the class, kids should be able to move the pieces with ease, know most of the rules of the game, and implement basic tactics and strategy.  Chess can be fun for anyone: you just have to know how to play!

 

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Speed Stacks Fit- Caleb Johnson and Jacob Braden - FULL

Speed Stacks requires about the same amount of physical activity as Bowling or Golf. But Speed Stacks Fit will completely obliterate that. Speed Stacks Fit will be a high energy class combining Speed Stacks and physical fitness. Every day we will be mixing Speed Stacks and another sport or fitness activity. Through practice and competition, we will have more than enough fun every week.


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CYT at School: A Christmas Carol- Dee and Rachel Willis

CYT at School: A Christmas Carol - Join us as we act out the beloved tale of Scrooge and his journey to learn how to "keep Christmas well." This play has all of the characters from Dickens' classic story: Scrooge, Marley, The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, the Cratchet family and Tiny Tim plus a host of carolers and a village full of folks. This is a great holiday show and we will have the opportunity to share it with others several times.

Class time will be from 11:20-12:55

Class fee $125 due at registration

Note: To be eligible to audition for a CYT show a student must be registered for a regular (not at Super Fridays) CYT class during the session that the show is in production. However, the SF class will enable students to take a class at a much reduced rate from the regular classes. This will be very beneficial for students who would like to continue to improve their skills by taking advantage of more than one class a session. The class will continue to have the extended time and will dismiss at 12:55 pm.

 

 
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