Sophomore Classes, Spring 2015

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


Registration for Spring 2015 will begin on Friday, November 21.




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

 
Manners Matter - Michele Williford
In this new class, students will gain insightful advice for many life situations where respectful conduct and consideration are often forgotten.   We will explore courtesy in many different arenas, such as, at the table, in public places, at the home of a friend, at church, on the telephone and email plus much more!   We will do various activities and role playing so the students can practice in a safe environment and retain what they learn.


Backyard Birding
- Nancy Byrd
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.

 

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.

 

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
 


Art Through the Ages - Kriston Marler  FULL
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!



Beginning Sewing - Rachel Lockard  FULL
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!
 


Robotics, Trebuchets and Catapults (for those new to robotics) - American Robotics Academy

What happens when you combine levers and robotics? Collaborate with your teammates to build medieval machines, catapults, trebuchets, draw bridges, hammers, walking and Infrared Wireless robots for a variety of obstacles and challenges. Students will explore the use of motors, gears, pulleys and IR technology while building Lego Robot inventions. The ping pong balls of warfare will fly as you break down enemy walls and minions. A little modern technology and Lego can defy the impossible.

This class is for 1st and 2nd periods.
$205 fee due with registration

 

Marine Biology
– Garrett Kelly

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.

 

NEW!! Learn with Legos - Carissa Magras FULL
Come learn with Legos! Each week we will have a short lesson and Lego challenge. Weekly topics include transportation, architecture, geography, history, and more! Each Lego challenge will allow the student to build their own creation, inspired by that week's lesson.

 

NEW!! Advanced American Sign Language - Kristi Van Eaton


For those who have completed the beginning American Sign Language! American Sign Language is the third most used language in the United States and it is very easy to learn. Come join us and continue to learn the beautiful language of ASL.

 

Session Two: 10:05 - 11:00 am

 

Advanced Sewing - Rachel Lockard  FULL
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. 
***Note: This IS NOT a beginning sewing class. Basic sewing skills are required.  New sewers should consider taking the Basic Sewing Class first.***
 


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. 

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



Yippee for YoYo! – Shawn 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.
 


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!


Physical Education – Cyndi Wilkins 
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!
 


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.



NEW!!  Forensic Science - Michelle Cox
Forensic science for kids will explore  thirty investigations including comparing fingerprints, handwriting analysis, comparing shoeprints, soil comparisons, hair analysis, characteristics of leaves, and comparing fibers.  We will use a digital microscope to aid us in our discoveries.               


 
NEW!!Beginning Harmonica – Tim Parkinson
Learning to play the harmonica is fun and easy with Mr.Tim!

We will learn how to play easy songs in a number of styles and learn how to play melodies and accompaniment.  The class will learn basic music theory, the names of the notes, how to read harmonica music and how to play solo and with a group. We will all need the same key harmonica to play together.
Students will need Hohner harmonica (in the key of C.) I would recommend this one Hohner Special 20 Harmonica, Major C.  It is plastic, so it won't irritate the students mouth when they play it a lot. This is a professional harmonica and should last for many years.
The cost is $35.00.  Tim will place a group order prior to the first day of class.  Contact him directly at 713.817.9552.



Robotics, Trebuchets and Catapults (for those new to robotics) - American Robotics Academy

What happens when you combine levers and robotics? Collaborate with your teammates to build medieval machines, catapults, trebuchets, draw bridges, hammers, walking and Infrared Wireless robots for a variety of obstacles and challenges. Students will explore the use of motors, gears, pulleys and IR technology while building Lego Robot inventions. The ping pong balls of warfare will fly as you break down enemy walls and minions. A little modern technology and Lego can defy the impossible.

This class is for 1st and 2nd periods.
$205 fee due with registration


 

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!

 

Chimes - Dee Willis

Come join us in a musical adventure as we work together in an ensemble to make beautiful music together! Chimes are like hand bells. We will be learning a variety of music including hymns, Broadway tunes, folk songs and music from movies.

 


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



NEW!! American Girls: Samantha Parkington – 1904, Victorian time period - Sandra Burk


Orphaned at the age of five and raised by her wealthy grandmother, in fictional Mount Bedford, New York, Samantha befriends a poor servant girl named Nellie O'Malley. Though they come from different worlds, the two soon become the best of friends. Through happiness, sorrow, adventure, and danger, they grow close enough to be sisters. Samantha is an only child growing up during the Victorian time period. Eventually Samantha, Nellie, and Nellie's younger sisters are adopted by Samantha's Uncle Gardner and Aunt Cornelia. The Samantha doll was officially archived on May 31, 2009, but Samantha returned to the American Girl's roster in the fall of 2014. In this class we will explore the Victorian time period, read and discuss the Samantha books, make crafts, play games, and taste foods from the early 1900s.

 


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!




Backyard Birding - Nancy Byrd
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.


 
The Young Peacemakers
- Michelle Williford 
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 as last semester - no new material

 


NEW!! Forensic Science - Michelle Cox FULL
Forensic science for kids will explore  thirty investigations including comparing fingerprints, handwriting analysis, comparing shoeprints, soil comparisons, hair analysis, characteristics of leaves, and comparing fibers.  We will use a digital microscope to aid us in our discoveries.

 


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!




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.


 

Muscial Theatre: How Does Your Garden Grow? - Dee Willis

Let’s take a journey to Herb’s magical garden. The seeds have sprouted, the rain has come, and petals bloom brightly in the sun. But what’s this?!? The weeds are taking over! Join the fun with a country-style garden hoedown, and help save the crop!

Please Note: This class is not connected to CYT.  The $50 fee associated with this class will pay for any props and costuming, as well as help to cover the facility fee cost for the end of semester performance.

Class time will be from 11:20-12:55
Class fee $50 due at registration


 

Sewing for Your American Girl - Rachel Lockard


 **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.**

Join us as we make a variety of clothes for your American Girl or 18-inch doll.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!

 

 
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