PLEASE FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THE FORM BY AUGUST 15. wE WILL AUTOMATICALLY ASSIGN STUDENTS TO THE FREE COURSE IF NO FORM IS FILLED OUT. COURSE DESCRIPTIONS ARE BELOW.
Elective Option #1 - Life Skills (#adulting) - Miss Schmeling
Grades 4-8, FREE
I wish I had learned that in school,” is a phrase that will never be spoken by a student in the #adulting course. From big ideas, such as establishing a purposeful morning routine, to the nitty-gritty, “What is that light flashing in my car?” the students will be guided through common pitfalls of life that make us all wish we knew a little more about #adulting.
Elective Option #2 - Beginner Ukulele - Mr. Scriver
Grades 4-8, $75
$75 includes the purchase of a personal ukulele for each student, which they can then keep as their own.
The ukulele is an affordable and engaging way to introduce students to God’s gift of music. Leaners will participate in fun, hands-on, performance-based activities to learn many of the standards for music education including the basics of melody, harmony, rhythm, and musical notation. Each class, learners will be led through a routine of tuning their ukuleles, warming-up, group instruction, and independent practicing and playing. The culminating activity to the class will be a group or individual recital for students and parents.
The long-term goal of this course is to generate excitement to pursue other musical instruments moving forward. The ukulele is a gateway to other stringed instruments that can provide a lifetime of enjoyment and enrichment. “Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” -Ephesians 5:18-20
Elective Option #3 - Culinary Arts - Mr. Van Weele
Grades 6-8, $100
$100 fee includes the purchase of a personal cookbook for each student, which they can then keep as their own. It will also include the purchase of the necessary food items for culinary cook days.
The focus of Culinary Arts will be to develop a passion for the food that we are putting into our body and the process in which it is made. Students will have several courses of study throughout the semester including proteins, carbohydrates, fats, sugars, fruits and vegetables, and drinks. Throughout these units, students will foster an understanding of healthy options within these categories and the difference between fresh and processed. Within each unit of study, students will create a culinary masterpiece. The concluding project for this class will be a whole-class Chopped Competition.
Students will be expected to taste a variety of foods, keep a culinary notebook, follow recipe instructions, develop knife skills, work with a cooktop and oven, and show a willingness to go outside their culinary comfort zone.