The classes offered during our Hybrid-Homeschool Wednesdays are:
Bible This class is taught topically, with a scripture lesson and application included. We strive to make our Bible times relevant and engaging for the students. Our school uses the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible.
Music Joe Salzano teaches music to grades 3-8. His class includes Bible study, worship music (singing and instrumental), songwriting, and instruction in musical technique and theory. Instrumental lessons may be available outside of the scheduled class time. Students will need their own instruments if they are taking lessons, but because of Joe’s connection with Hickey’s music store, he can arrange for rentals at a very reasonable cost. For the younger children, music class will be age-appropriate and less structured. This class will introduce early music concepts through rhythm, vocal and movement techniques.
Physical Education Younger students will receive developmentally appropriate instruction in skill development and fitness activities. This class will also include body, spatial and movement awareness. Games and fun activities are an integral part of each class period. Older students engage in skill development and have the opportunity to play team games in class. They also prepare for the Presidential Fitness Test in May.
Library Students may check out books from our school library. We have a large, carefully chosen and curated selection of books and other media. If the schedule permits, students will also enjoy a read-aloud selection and learn library skills.
Art is a project-based, multimedia program providing students the opportunity to work with many different materials and techniques. Our art teacher, Kathy Mead, is very skilled and creative, and she brings out the best in each of her students.
Spanish is a language exposure/culture class, taught by Tonika Jones, with curriculum dependent on the age of the student. Younger students will receive an introduction to basic vocabulary (greetings, alphabet, colors, numbers, etc.). Hybrid-Homeschool students in the upper grades will be taught more challenging subject matter at an introductory level. If this subject is of greater interest to the family, we are happy to discuss more comprehensive options that might include tutoring or other work outside the one-day timeframe.
Environmental Education Hybrid-Homeschool students learn alongside our full-time students in grade-appropriate groups. This class will primarily focus on our wetlands and bird study. We are very enthused about the partnerships we are making with the Lab of Ornithology, Lime Hollow Nature Center and others. We are learning to be “earth-keepers”, honoring God in the way we steward the resources He has given us. Portions of the class will involve yard mapping, identification and classification of local flora and fauna, and environmental stewardship. We plan to expand our garden as well as make our own maple syrup again this year!