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1st Period: Advanced Taekwondo (3-12th grade)
with Cris Cole
$60- Make checks payable to SHINE
Students must be at least an orange belt to take the advanced class. Class fee includes a colored belt that will be presented to each student at Parents' Night plus their boards. Blue gis are available for purchase at orientation for an additional $25-30.
1st Period: Arthropods (1-3rd grade)
with Lisa Parsons
$25- Make checks payable to Lisa Parsons
Explore the fascinating world of insects, spiders, and crustaceans. Students will have fun learning as they complete hands-on activities and assignments. Students will observe an ant farm and dissect a crayfish.
- Lesson 1 – Introduction to Arthropods
- Lesson 2 – Introduction to Insects
- Lesson 3 – Oral Presentations
- Lesson 4 – Insect Stations: Mosquitoes, Fireflies, Termites, Silkworms Lesson 5 – Bees and Wasps: Part 1
- Lesson 6 – Bees and Wasps: Part 2
- Lesson 7 – Entomologist Jean-Henri Fabre
- Lesson 8 – Butterflies: Part 1
- Lesson 9 – Butterflies: Part 2
- Lesson 10 – Ants
- Lesson 11 – Insect Defenses
- Lesson 12 – Arachnids
- Lesson 13 – Crustaceans
1st Period: Beginning Typing (2-4th grade)
with Faye Nichols
Students will learn correct hand/finger positions, how the typing keyboard is arranged, and the basics of typing correctly.
Students must be able to read independently and have basic computer skills. Laptops will be provided. No supplies needed unless students choose to bring their own laptop. (Free software download required.)
1st Period: Chess (6-12th grade)
with Gwendy Hardcastle
We will learn how to play the game of chess and have weekly chess matches.
Students should bring a chess set if they have one.
1st Period: Famous Artists (4-8th grade)
with Brittany Parsons
$25- Make checks payable to Brittany Parsons
This semester we will learn about famous artists and their techniques. We will also be making our own works of art based loosely on the techniques of the artists we are learning about. "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." Pablo Picasso
1st Period: Nature Study (1-8th grade)
with Jakie Ayers
$10- Make checks payable to Jakie Ayers
We will explore our natural world through weekly themed topics that will also correspond with a poem for the week as well as a piece of artwork from various artists. The topics included are as follows:
- Nesting Birds
- Spring Pond Study
- Vernal Equinox
- Garden Snails
- Spring Tree Study
- Plant Life Cycle
- Wild Flowers
- Grasses & Caterpillars
1st Period: Softball (5-12th grade)
with Michelle Edwards
We will practice basic throwing, catching, hitting, and base running fundamentals.
Students will need to bring a glove and helmet if they have one.
1st Period: Spanish Is Fun- Part 2 (1-3rd grade)
with Leah Yocham
$5- Make checks payable to Leah Yocham
An introduction to using basic Spanish words, numbers, colors, animals, and greetings. All materials will be provided.
This is not part two of the Spanish is Fun class offered in the fall, but rather a repeat of the same course. Students who took the class in the fall and are interested in continuing are welcome to join. Students should be able to copy written words, fill out simple worksheets for learning, and speak aloud to practice pronunciation.