Math in Focus 1st-3rd

Math in Focus

Hands-on Fun with Singapore Math

Join us for a fun year of math!  We will be basing the class on the Singapore Math in Focus curriculum.

 

Class time will be devoted to manipulative fun, activities, and introduction of topics. You may choose to use this class as a supplement to the math curriculum you already enjoy, or you may choose to use Math in Focus as your main curriculum. Homework, for students doing this course as a supplement, will be worksheets and activities to reinforce various math concepts.  Homework, for students who choose to use this class as their main curriculum, will include worksheets, tests, and varied reinforcing activities.  I will look over their work and help the students with any concepts they are struggling with and assign extra practice where needed.

 

Math in Focus®Singapore Math by Marshall Cavendish embodies the best practices that have propelled Singapore students to the top of international comparison studies.  Math in Focus provides world-class mathematics instruction that meets the specific needs of U.S. students.

Age:

Grades 1-3

 

Academic Year:

2013-2014

 

Required Resources:

Varies based on grade and how you are using the class.

Using as main math curriculum: Textbook for both semesters, workbook for both semesters, and assessments book. (Can be purchased used or new)

Using as supplement: See materials fee.

 

For more information on grade placement, email Jaime at jherron@pccaeagles.org

 

Lab & Materials Fee:

$50 for students using class as a supplement

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HS American History

American History 1

Benny Phillips (lesson plan and lectures prepared in part by Jacob Phillips)

 

Benny Phillips earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from George Mason University in 1977.  He has pastored several churches in the Washington D.C. and Orlando areas, and is currently the senior pastor at Redeemer Church of Lake Nona.  He has been an active member of the homeschooling community for over 30 years, and homeschooled all 7 of his children.  He served as the principal of The Regent Academy from 2004-2011.

 

Jacob Phillips earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Central Florida in 2011.  He is attending law school at the University of Florida.

 

History is not about facts.  History is not about dates.  History is not dry and boring.  In this course, you won’t have to remember when Columbus sailed the ocean blue (because, honestly, would it change one thing about our current culture if it was actually 1493?) and you won’t need to remember how tall George Washington was or whether John Quincy Adams was the fourth or fifth president and so on and so forth.  What you will learn is the significance of events.  You will learn why you should care about history.  You will learn how the Missouri Compromise fundamentally impacts your life today.  You will learn how the fate of the United States was determined in no small way by the arrogance of an insignificant American general.  You may not know how many people died at the Battle of Manasses (or Bull Run, if you prefer), but you will know why the least important part about that battle may have been who ended up actually winning.  Tests are not multiple choice or true or false, they are essay and short answer format.  After all, it doesn’t matter if you know whether Gettysburg started on July 1st or 2nd.  What matters is that you can engage in the historical discussion about the issues that have shaped our ethnic and cultural foundation.  Historical events happened.  But can you tell us why? Can you tell us what happened next? Can you tell us why it’s important? Can you tell us how it impacts who we are as a people today? That’s what this class will teach you to do, from when Columbus sailed the ocean blue to when Lee surrendered to Grant.  (Which, if you really must know, is 1492-1865.)

 

Note: In the spring, American History II will cover from “Sic semper tyrannis!” to “Let’s Roll!” (Again, for those to whom dates are important, 1865 to 2001.) 

For more information on this, or any other classes, please email jherron@pccaeagles.org

(Classes held at Conway First Baptist Church at the corner of Conway and Gatlin in Orlando, FL)

Elementary Science Eagle School

Roots and Wings

A Hands-on Study of Plants and Winged Animals!

Join us for a fascinating adventure through God’s wonderful world, using award-winning materials to delight and inspire your elementary-age student! Throughout this study, students will become true scientists as they learn about the fascinating world that God has created.

Class time will be devoted to experiments, activities, and introduction of topics. Homework will include reading, notebooking, and varied reinforcing activities.

During the first half of the year we will explore the plants of the earth, growing some of our own. Students will study the nature of botany, the process of classifying plants, and delve into the diverse processes and systems found in a wide variety of plant life. Students will also take turns caring for and feeding our very own carnivorous bug-eating plants!

During the second half of the year our study will take flight as we discover many of the winged creatures that make their homes in the vegetative habitats we learned about previously. Students will study birds, bats and insects, opening their eyes to the many different species that live in our midst. To conclude our year-long adventure into God’s wonderful world, students will participate in growing their own butterflies from larva, through metamorphosis, and finally adult release!

Age:

Grades 1st-5th

Academic Year:

2013-2014

Required Resources:

SEMESTER ONE:

Apologia Science’s Exploring Creation with Botany

Apologia Science’s Botany Notebooking Journal

SEMESTER TWO:

Apologia Science’s Exploring Creation with Zoology 1: Flying Creatures of the 5th Day

Apologia Science’s Zoology 1 Notebooking Journal: Flying Creatures of the 5th Day

Lab & Materials Fee:               Monthly Fee:

$40 per student                       $35

For more information on this class, enrollment information, or any other classes offered, email jherron@pccaeagles.org.

(Classes held at Conway First Baptist at the corner of Conway and Gatlin in Orlando, FL)

Middle School Writing Class

A Writing & Language Arts Study based on Following Narnia: Writing Lessons in Structure and Style

Using the first three novels of The Chronicles of Narnia® (The Magician’s Nephew, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Horse and His Boy), this series of 31 lessons beckons students to experience the enchanted land of Narnia through structure and style. This Student Book gives reading assignments from the novels, source texts on related topics, checklists, assignments, wordlists, and more!

This course is designed for students both experienced and inexperienced with the IEW material. 

 

Age:

Middle School

 

Academic Year:

2013-2014

 

Required Resources:

IEW’s Following Narnia: Writing Lessons in Structure and Style ($29 online)

     NOTE: By purchasing this or any other book of theme-based writing lessons, you will automatically receive a complimentary copy of the Student Resource Notebook e-book with your order!

Fix-It! Grammar and Editing Made Easy with Classics ($30 online)

3-ring Binder with lined paper, page protectors and dividers

 

Suggested Resources:

The Magician’s Nephew by CS Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis

The Horse and His Boy by CS Lewis

(These can be purchased on Amazon for a fraction of the price in stores)

 

Cost Per Month:

$45 per student

 

Grading Fee (optional but strongly advised): 

$20 per month per family

 

Links to purchase the books:

Fix-It! http://www.excellenceinwriting.com/fix

Following Narnia http://www.excellenceinwriting.com/fn-s

 For more information on this, or any other Eagle School classes, email jherron@pccaeagles.org

(Classes located at the corner of Conway and Gatlin in Orlando, Fl)

Eagle School Elementary Writing 1st-3rd Grade

God is in the Details…

A Writing & Language Arts Study based on Bible Heroes

Our God is the author of communication and a master story teller! Through award-winning curriculum from the Institute for Excellence in Writing, students will get to know the heroes of the Bible while learning to write with structure and style. IEW’s newest theme-based writing instruction for early elementary students uses timeless tales from the Bible to capture student imaginations and provide rich writing content.

The interdisciplinary lessons allow students to improve the strength and depth of their writing with supplemental exposure to both history and faith-based concepts.. This combination is excellent for broadening subject knowledge while studying the art of writing! Students will learn how to take notes, make outlines, summarize narratives and references, write from pictures, and compose their own inspirational stories.

This course will also include vocabulary study, grammar reinforcement, public speaking, and critical thinking. The year will conclude with each student “publishing” their own faith-based story as a hardback book!

Age:

Grades 1-3

Academic Year:

2013-2014

Required Resources:

IEW’s Bible Heroes: Writing Lessons in Structure & Style

NOTE: Purchase includes downloadable Student Resource Notebook

Scholastic’s Instant Grammar Practice Kids Will Love!  Grades 2-3

IlluStory Christian Edition Book Kit

3-ring Binder with lined paper, page protectors and dividers

Materials Fee:

$30 per student

Includes worksheets, handouts, and activities from various additional resources

Class Fee:

$35 per month

Grading Fee (optional):

$15 per month

For more information on this an other classes, email Jaime at:

jherron@pccaeagles.org

 

Eagle School Open House

PCCA Eagle School will be having an open house at Conway First BaptistCountries and Cultures Church on Monday, March 18th from 9:30am-2:30pm.  We would love for you to come by and get information on classes, home school covering, and take a tour of the facility.  
 
PCCA Eagle School is located at the corner of Conway and Gatlin in Orlando.  (4000 S. Conway Road Orlando, FL)

 
If you would like to come, please email me at jherron@pccaeagles.org to RSVP.
 
Attached is a tentative schedule for the 2013-2014 school year.  Please pass this information along to anyone who may be interested.
 
Hope to see you there!
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