Junior Classes, Spring 2015


These classes are for students age 9 -11.
Students must be 9 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
 


NEW!! Decorative Painting - Ann Rose 
FULL

In this class the student will learn the basics of decorative painting using acrylics (brush strokes, paint texture, and design). The students will be working on wood. The designs are selected to appeal to boys (a sports theme) and girls (butterfly theme). Each child will personalize his/her project with a name of their choice.
Supply Fee $20

 

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.

 


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!
 
 


Yippee for Yo-Yo! – Shawn Farrell and Ethan Fail

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

 

Physical Education – Cyndi Wilkins  FULL

If you have taken PE for two consecutive 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!
 

 

Martial Arts Class for All Ages:  Physical Education with a Purpose - Master Kevin Henderson, 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 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 an optional belt testing at either Super Friday or 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

 

NEW!! Introduction to Choreography - Janna Tierney
With highlights from Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar Rock!


“Conjunction junction, what’s your function?”

Who knew dance, musical theater, and . . . GRAMMAR could go together so well? Join us as we learn to dance to the tunes of your favorite songs from Schoolhouse Rock: Grammar Rock, all while internalizing many important basics of English grammar. Students will be introduced to many fundamental elements of musical-theater style choreographed dance. This class is open to students with or without dance experience- both beginners and seasoned pros are welcome. Students interested in musical theater will benefit greatly from this course.

 


Mosaic Medley – Linda Shaw FULL
Stained Glass / Pique Assiette / Memory Ware

If you are looking for an opportunity to look at things differently, try something new, or even find a new hobby this spectacular class is for you.  We will create mosaics of all kinds, with many unique types of materials.  You can either create a traditional stained glass mosaic project or combine any number of materials such as pebbles, broken pottery, vintage jewelry, marbles, beach glass, tiles or any mixture of these to create fun projects like stepping stones, table tops, trays, boxes, jewelry, pots, bird baths, even a cell phone case!  The possibilities are endless.
Super Friday supplies stained glass, vintage jewelry, pottery pieces, stones, shells and anything else I can find.  If you want to hunt down your own custom materials, you can visit resale shops, yard sales, or the beach.
To see examples of what can be made this semester please browse the links below.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicSmith
http://www.melissasmotif.com/
http://www.mvmosaics.com/
http://www.chinamosaics.com/
I can hardly wait to see what you create!

 

Jewelry Making - Sandra Burk FULL

Enjoy expressing your personal style by designing and making your own jewelry!  There will be a wide variety of materials for you to choose from so that you can match pieces to your wardrobe and even make matching sets of jewelry.  Join us and discover your inner designer!
 


Seeing Life through the Lens – Tim Parkinson

Students will learn to edit and manipulate images/video and communicate a message through digital media.We'll dig deeper into photo/video techniques and create and develop photo/video slideshow of the student's personal interests.These can be uploaded to the class website for viewing and commenting by friends & relatives.

You will need a Digital camera/video, or iPhone, iPod touch, Android phone with camera/video and laptop computer with Photoshop.This is an intermediate class for those who are comfortable with photography/video and importing/exporting from the computer.

 

 
Robotics, Trebuchets and Catapults (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

 

 

Geography Fun – Kathy and Greg Carmen

This class is designed to develop a variety of map and globe skills while revolutionizing your child's perspective of Geography. Students will learn basic map navigation as they use compasses and maps for enrichment activities. Each week we will cover foundational skills that progress; as a class we will learn about topics such as directions, legends, longitude and latitude, continents, oceans and seas, major rivers, and mountain ranges. Hands-on, fun activities, games, and even class-wide competitions will help students learn and apply each new skill!

 


NEW!! Introduction to Fencing - Coach Bill Trapani  FULL

Students will learn the history of swordfighting and the modern sport of Olympic fencing.  In order to maintain students' interest, swashbuckling scenes from classic movies will be shown.  Students will be instructed in basic footwork and blade actions, and have the opportunity to fence with simulated plastic fencing gear every week.  Prior to the end of the semester, the student will have the opportunity to "fence the coach."  Proper attire for this class should be comfortable, loose fitting pants and a long-sleeved sweatshirt.  Socks and sneakers are mandatory. NO CROCS, SLIPPERS, BOOTS, SANDALS, JELLIES, OR FLIP FLOPS.
Class fee: $65 paid with registration

 


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!

 


NEW!! A Tour of Colonial Williamsburg - Rita Adamec

Each week we will explore the rich history of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. We will learn about the important people who lived there in the 1700’s, and their influence on the American Revolution. The architecture of the homes and marketplace, the occupations of that time, and the food that they ate in Colonial Williamsburg are just a few of the topics we will discuss. The motto of Colonial Williamsburg is, “so that the future may learn from the past” and that is exactly what we will be doing.

 

I've Got Rhythm - Dee Willis

This class is filled with rhythm!  We will be learning to drum, move, and dance to a variety of rhythms.  The class will have a showcase performance at the end of the semester.

 

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.***

 

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.


 

NEW!! PraiseMoves - Leesia Wolfe, CPI
THE Christian Alternative to Yoga

Spend time with God, in His Word, while exercising and becoming flexible. Learn to breathe to reduce the tension and stress of everyday life. Class to include Walking Wisdom Warm-ups, Scriptural Affirmations, PraiseMoves Postures, and Rest & Relaxation techniques.  Postures for Hebrew alphabetic letters will also be taught.
Wear modest, comfy clothing, bring a mat for floor exercises, and some water to hydrate.



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.

 


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.

 

 
Speed Stacks - Caleb Johnson and Jacob Braden FULL

Speed Stacks is one of the fastest growing sports and was inducted in 2010 into the Junior Olympics as one of the sports. 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. Most importantly, we will have lots of fun!
 

 

Make a Memory – Michelle Williford FULL

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

                

                 
Crochet – Karan Kowis FULL

Come and get hooked on crocheting. This class is not just for girls; boys can master this craft also.  We will learn how to hold your needle and thread correctly. This craft is quick and easy to learn; it is fun and portable, and can be enjoyed and mastered by anyone. In this class we will create both beautiful and useful crochet creations, learning new stitches and techniques along the way.

 

 
Mosaic Medley – Linda Shaw 
Stained Glass / Pique Assiette / Memory Ware


If you are looking for an opportunity to look at things differently, try something new, or even find a new hobby this spectacular class is for you.  We will create mosaics of all kinds, with many unique types of materials.  You can either create a traditional stained glass mosaic project or combine any number of materials such as pebbles, broken pottery, vintage jewelry, marbles, beach glass, tiles or any mixture of these to create fun projects like stepping stones, table tops, trays, boxes, jewelry, pots, bird baths, even a cell phone case!  The possibilities are endless.
Super Friday supplies stained glass, vintage jewelry, pottery pieces, stones, shells and anything else I can find.  If you want to hunt down your own custom materials, you can visit resale shops, yard sales, or the beach.
To see examples of what can be made this semester please browse the links below.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicSmith
http://www.melissasmotif.com/
http://www.mvmosaics.com/
http://www.chinamosaics.com/
I can hardly wait to see what you create!
 


NEW!! Texas Triumphs and Tragedies - Ann Rose 
(This is a great follow up to Texas History)


Come and explore the events that have defined our state over the centuries from the heroic battle of the Alamo to the great storm of 1900, the Texas City explosion, the rise of the Pheonix, the discovery in Spindletop, the Johnson Space program, and much more!
This will be a fast paced class with lots of fun and interesting facts about our state!

 

Martial Arts Class for All Ages:  Physical Education with a Purpose - Master Kevin Henderson, 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo, Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, 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 an optional belt testing at either Super Friday or 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

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!
 

 

NEW!! Learning 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.

 

The Science of Sherlock - Emily Pruyn and Elijah Flanery
  FULL

If you've ever read or watched a Sherlock Holmes story, you've probably been blown away by his brilliant mind! The way he remembers the smallest details, can make a decision in a split second, and never allows anything to get past him amazes everyone who knows the character. In this class, we will dissect Sherlock Holmes in depth, as well as learn for ourselves how to train our minds to be as complicated as his through games, stories, videos, and more!



NEW!! American History Through Theater! - Janna Tierney

Join us for this fun, high-energy crash course through history! Through song, dance, and skits, students will learn all about the history of our country from the Revolutionary War through the 20th century. Students will explore key figures, events, and developments of American History, all in the context of a small-scale theatrical production to be performed at the close of the semester.

Let’s celebrate our amazing heritage - front and center.

 

Advanced Chess
– Tim Ingham

You already know how to play the game of chess, but you want to learn more about different strategies and tactics to use? Then this class is perfect for you!  Advanced chess is a step above Beginning Chess in that it assumes you already know how to play and the rules of the game, and you want to learn become a better player.  The tactics and openings in the advanced chess class offer more in depth strategies that are used in higher levels.  Take your chess to a whole new level!

 

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
 

 
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 $0.75 each. 
Bottled water is also available for purchase.



 
Session Three: 11:20 am - 12:15 pm



 

Art Through the Ages - 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!

 

Geography Fun – Kathy and Greg Carmen

This class is designed to develop a variety of map and globe skills while revolutionizing your child's perspective of Geography. Students will learn basic map navigation as they use compasses and maps for enrichment activities. Each week we will cover foundational skills that progress; as a class we will learn about topics such as directions, legends, longitude and latitude, continents, oceans and seas, major rivers, and mountain ranges. Hands-on, fun activities, games, and even class-wide competitions will help students learn and apply each new skill!
 
 

NEW!! Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island: Through Theater! - Janna Tierney

Ahoy, mates!  Join young Jim Hawkins and scallywag Long John Silver on an epic quest for a lost island and a mysterious treasure—which may not be quite what they expected. Students will learn fundamentals of acting as they bring Robert Louis Stevenson’s beloved children’s novel to life. We will examine the literary merits of Stevenson’s masterpiece and also explore some fun pirate lore, all in the context of a small-scale theatrical production to be performed at the close of the semester.

Join us as we uncover the true treasure of Treasure Island!

 

NEW!! Fashion Through the Decades  - Ann Rose

Bobby socks and poodle skirts, pill box hats and pop beads, culottes and flowered head wreaths.... What decades do these items define?

We will study the fashion and music that defines each decade from the 1950s through today. Each student will design an outfit reflecting today's styles. On the last day, students will come dressed in an outfit from the decade of their choice, and we'll have a party with music and treats!


 

The Science of Sherlock - Emily Pruyn and Elijah Flanery

If you've ever read or watched a Sherlock Holmes story, you've probably been blown away by his brilliant mind! The way he remembers the smallest details, can make a decision in a split second, and never allows anything to get past him amazes everyone who knows the character. In this class, we will dissect Sherlock Holmes in depth, as well as learn for ourselves how to train our minds to be as complicated as his through games, stories, videos, and more!

 
 
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
 

 
Physical Education – Cyndi Wilkins  FULL

If you have taken PE for two consecutive 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!

 


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

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


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 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.
 


Mosaic Medley – Linda Shaw
Stained Glass / Pique Assiette / Memory Ware


If you are looking for an opportunity to look at things differently, try something new, or even find a new hobby this spectacular class is for you.  We will create mosaics of all kinds, with many unique types of materials.  You can either create a traditional stained glass mosaic project or combine any number of materials such as pebbles, broken pottery, vintage jewelry, marbles, beach glass, tiles or any mixture of these to create fun projects like stepping stones, table tops, trays, boxes, jewelry, pots, bird baths, even a cell phone case!  The possibilities are endless.
Super Friday supplies stained glass, vintage jewelry, pottery pieces, stones, shells and anything else I can find.  If you want to hunt down your own custom materials, you can visit resale shops, yard sales, or the beach.
To see examples of what can be made this semester please browse the links below.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MosaicSmith
http://www.melissasmotif.com/
http://www.mvmosaics.com/
http://www.chinamosaics.com/
I can hardly wait to see what you create!
 

 
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 each semester, not new material.)
 
 

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.
 

 

NEW!!  Learning 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.

 

 
American Sign Language
- Kristi Van Eaton FULL

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.

 

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!



 

 
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