Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

Friday, May 24, 2013

Exciting Changes Happening for Our 4-8 Year Olds This Fall!

We have a great team of motivated moms organizing our Explorers (6-8's) and Scouts (4-6's) and developing a science-based enrichment program for the upcoming fall semester.  This year, lesson plans are in the works that will highlight scientific exploration utilizing the Bible, experimentation, art projects, and music.  They will be studying Water (1st Semester) and the Plant Kingdom (2nd Semester).   The goal will be to use our children’s natural desire to explore God's Creation to point them to Christ.  The same unit study and activities developed for our older Explorers will be adapted for the younger Scouts.


The Horizons Family CoOp registration opens 
Friday, May 31st, 10:00-12:00 
at Pine Grove Baptist Church

**All classes and parent helper positions are 1st Come-1st Served.**

Voyager Classes (ages 9 yrs +)
Fall Semester 2013
Subject to Change

1st Hour (Choose 1)

1A. Food Preparation
Instructor: Rachel Turner
In this class we will be learning about selecting good recipes, kitchen safety (briefly), and preparing food for optimum taste and visual appeal. We will be making cake, cupcakes, appetizers, and a variety of other dishes. We will also be learning about theme meals and creating a menu/ plan for parties and gatherings.
Limited Class Size: 8

1B. Adventures in Literature 
Instructor: Camille Lopez
A group book study is always a wonderful way for kids to get into literature! This class will utilize the Christian based Progeny Press study guide to explore the Newberry Medal winning book “Carry on Mr. Bowditch “ by Jean Lee Latham. We will take an in-depth look at the characters, vocabulary, and Early American time period through discussion, supporting worksheets, and some activities. Students are expected purchase/borrow a book (or audio book), read or listen to 3 chapters per 2 weeks, and fill out selected study questions that will help them participate in the discussion.  
Class Limit: 12

Book description for Carry On Mr. Bowditch

Description by Progeny Press about the study guide: This study guide provides easy-to-use, reproducible lessons on literary terms, comprehension and analysis, critical thinking, related scriptural principles, vocabulary, and activities,

1C. SERVICEFor kids 11 or older who would prefer to spend this hour assisting in the nursery, Sprouts, Scouts, or Explorer Groups.

2nd Hour (Choose 1)

2A. Food Presentation 
Instructor: Roxanne Mulder
In this class we will be learning to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and other desserts. We will also be learning about displaying, arranging, and presenting food in more creative, appealing ways.
Note:  If the child does not take the Food Preparation class 1st hour, then they will need to bring whatever food we are working on that week from home**
Class Limit: 8

Updated Class  2B. In the Time of a New Nation
Instructor: Diane Smith
This is an in-depth study of the people and challenges facing Post-Revolutionary War America (the same time period as "Carry On, Mr. Bowditch).  Students will practice self-directed learning by coming up with their own topic/question during the course of group discussion.  **As homework, they will then answer their question on a single notebook page that can include pictures/illustrations.  These pages will be shared with the class (jumpstarting new discussion/questions) and will be included in a copied compilation for each student to take home at the end.  Topics could include George Washington, John Adams, muskets, Articles of Confederation, Constitution, problems with currency, etc.
Class Size: 12

**Students are expected to work within their abilities - younger students may write less and illustrate more on their notebook page (to be determined by parents)

Students do NOT need to take the literature class or read the book.  However, it might spark some questions that they could use for their homework question)

2C. SERVICEFor kids 11 or older who would prefer to spend this hour assisting in the nursery, Sprouts, Scouts, or Explorer Groups.

NOTE:  The Study Hall option is also available for Voyager students who do not wish to take the classes offered during a given hour or if the desired class is full.  Students would need to bring work from home.