Spring 2022 Electives
Updated: Dec 14, 2021
This will be where we post some of the details about electives offered this Spring semester. The Electives Class Description page will also be updated soon. The continuing classes are here.
Contemporary Dance - younger group
No dance experience required, just a love of movement! We will explore creative movement using a blend of techniques from ballet, lyrical, jazz, and worship movement. Students will need to wear form-fitting clothing (leotard, tights, leggings, etc.) but will dance barefoot so will need footless tights if they choose to wear them. We will work on learning choreography for a performance at the end of the year show as well as dance technique, flexibility, and strength.
Contemporary Dance - older group
No dance experience required, but this class will be more challenging, so students should be ready to push themselves to learn! Students will need to wear form-fitting clothing (leotard, tights, leggings, etc.) but will dance barefoot so will need footless tights if they choose to wear them. We will work on learning choreography for a performance at the end of the year show as well as dance technique, flexibility, and strength.
Pocket Full of Petals (3rd+)
Enjoy a semester of flower based crafts while we learn about your favorite flowers. Crafts and activities like flower crowns, terrariums, flower arranging, pressed flower art, card marking, and even starting our own classroom garden.
A course workbook will be available for purchase (most likely in the $10 range).
Outside volleyball on nice days, bible journaling/lettering on cold days.
Cards & Wheels -
On rainy days, students can play various card games like Uno, and some time to trade Pokemon cards. On nice days, they can ride scooters, skateboard, or bikes outside that they bring.
Building on and reviewing the elements of public speaking (it’s a plus if you’ve already taken speech, but not required) and incorporating logic, good listening skills, sound research, etc.
What is the Gospel?
Part bible, part theology, part apologetics and part personal evangelism. An informal class where the goal is to get students to the place where they can explain the gospel in a friendly and accessible way to their peers.
Woodworking (8th through 12th)
Each week we will explore a building concept, doing hands-on work with an individual or ongoing project, while learning to practice basic safety. Projects will span from creating small household items (cutting board, wooden crate, bench) to rough-framing a wall and doorway, to designing and implementing post frame construction in barn building. Field Trips may include visits to a local wood shop and a building site to observe projects in progress. Students will use non-power hand tools, a drill driver, and a random orbit sander. Moving on to more advanced power tools will depend on demonstrated safety ability, parental consent, class size, and site constraints. It will be helpful to have a basic toolbelt, hammer, nail set, and tape measure.
Separate girls' and boys' Body and Strength Conditioning classes including full body exercise and stretching to increase flexibility, strength and health.
Students will need to bring appropriate work out clothes and shoes to participate each week. They MUST have appropriate clothes in order to participate each week for safety reasons. Bring a water bottle or sports drink for rehydration.
Drama (5th+ preferred)
Our high school students wrote a play through the Fall semester! Using this writing as a basis, students will learn basic theater principles like movement, voice, acting, improvisation and diction. Students will work together to bring costumes, lighting and other aspects of theater together. This class will conclude with a performance in April.
PuzzlesGalore (younger kids)
We will have all different types of puzzles.
Simple Snacks 2-4th
Students will enjoy "playing with food" as we make a variety of fun and simple snacks! Some will be salty and some will be sweet. No materials needed.
Sweet Treats 5th+
Students will be encouraged to add their own creative touch to a variety of sweet treats while also learning some basic cake/cookie decorating and candy making techniques! No materials needed.
We will learn about architecture and build our own miniature house.
Time for Choir! Let’s Sing! Singing is a natural instinct for those who love the Lord and are called for His purposes. Did you know that God commands singing in His Holy Word, the Bible? Do you want to learn how to sing better? With others? Come and join us in our choir program and we will learn to sing with one another using the best instruments He has gifted us with, our voices…. to glorify Him! See Colossians 3:16. Some of the skills we will work on: singing alone and with others, melodies, variations, reading and notating music, posture and breathing techniques to improve vocal production, etc.
Students will learn the history of pottery and sculptures as well as famous sculptures and the different types of pottery. Then they will practice making pottery and sculptures using different techniques and tools.
In this class we will use Dave Ramsey’s foundations in personal finance high school edition coursework. We will are you watching the DVD lessons during part of our class time as well as going over they work from their workbooks. We will learn about saving, credit, investing, debt, financial planning and good money management using biblical principles. Students are required to have the workbook for class each week. Here is the link for the book we will be using, please have your child bring it to the first class!