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CRC Class Updates

Published on July 21, 2014 by in Uncategorized

We have added the following classes: 
> Menu Math 4th hour (2-3 grade) – see description on the website, 
> Seeing is Believing 1st hour (K-1 grade) – fun activities and experiments that demonstrate positive character and bible truths, 
> Study Hall 2nd hour (7-12 grade), 
> Yearbook 4th hour (7-12 grade) – students can volunteer to help with yearbook any hour. 
 
The following classes are now closed:
> Dave Ramsey’s – Financial Peace University for High Schoolers – lack of interest

1st period
>     Chefs in Training (2-5 grade)
>     Cosmetology (7-12 grade)
>     Lego Architecture (K-3 grade)
>     Reading Tutor (1-6 grade)
>     Robotics (6-12 grade)

2nd period
>     Geography & Missions (5-8 grade)
>     Math Tutor /Games (3-6 grade)

3rd period
>     Computer Engineering (9-12 grade)
>     Cooking (6-12 grade)
>     Handwriting W/Out Tears Cursive (2-6 grade)
>     Keyboarding (7-12 grade)
>     Menu Math (3-4 grade)

4th period
>     Drawing & Crafts (1-4 grade)
>     Lego Architecture (4-6 grade)
>     Life Science / Dissections (6-8 grade)
 
The following classes have very limited availability and will be filled on a first come first served basis:
2nd hour
>     Magic School Bus (2-3 grade)
>     Lego Architecture for girls only (4-6 grade)
>     Literature (3-4 grade)

If you have any additional questions please feel free to email us at crossroadsacademyshiloh@gmail.com. This is a very busy season for both myself and Nicole; therefore, patience and grace are much appreciated as we prepare ourselves / families to hit the mission-field in 5 days. (prayers are gratefully accepted :)

Many Blessings,
Michelle Giers 

 
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2014-2015 Class Enrollment and New Member Registration

Published on July 1, 2014 by in Uncategorized

CrossRoads class enrollment for our 2014-2015 co-op school year will be this coming Monday, July 7th.

Families that have already registered with CRC will be receiving a specific appointment time to enroll in classes. So be checking your emails!

*** If you are a new family that is seeking to become a part of the CRC co-op you may register and enroll for classes at 6:00 PM on Monday July 7th. For your convenience, registration and enrollment paperwork can be printed off of our website so that you can have it filled out before you come.

Downloadable Information For Registration

Thanks so much and God bless!

 
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Updated Class Descriptions and Schedule for 2014-2015 School Year

Published on June 26, 2014 by in Uncategorized

This class description list will continue to be updated as information is received.

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Anatomy (10th – 12th grade)

Fee: TBA for lab dissections

Class Limit: none

Instructor: Jeanie Bowan

This class is designed for students to obtain a full knowledge of anatomy and physiology. In class, there will be a lecture and homework will be assigned each week. There will be lab days for dissections.

Art Journaling (6th – 12th grade)

Fee: $15 (This will cover a journal for each student and supplies.)

Class Limit: 10

Instructor: Nicole Puckett

An art journal is a journal or diary in which you combine art and words to express yourself. It’s a journal for using your art to express your memories, dreams, and thoughts. How you create the images, and what type of imagery you make, is entirely a matter of personal choice. There are no rules. You can paint or draw, use pen and ink, photos, collage, doodle, stickers… anything and everything. You do not have to be an artist! We will be using many different mediums including stamps, photographs and magazine images.

**We will need several supplies, plus I would love for people to save any magazines, wallpaper books, old scrapbooking paper, etc for us to use in the fall. **

 

Ballet (Pre-K – 2nd grade, 3rd – 6th grade)

Fee: $15.00

Class Limit: 8

Instructor: Caroline Sutton

Class description:

An opportunity to give kids a taste of classical music. They will learn the basics of classical ballet and have a chance to express themselves as artists.

 

Bible Notebook Class (1st – 2nd grade)

Fee: $12

Class Limit: 10

Instructor: Jessica Graham

We will read a Bible story each week & create a keepsake Bible Notebook. Each child summarizes & illustrates Bible stories in their own Bible Notebook.

Biology (8th – 12th grade)

Fee: $5

Class Limit:

Instructor: Starla Hill

Required Text: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology

The biology text hassixteen modules that cover cell life, genetics, creation science as an alternative to evolution, ecology, insects, plants, reptiles, mammals, and more. Students will be given reading assignments each week that will we cover in more detail during class. Depending on the overall class needs we may also have weekly homework assignments and test.

Biology Lab (8th – 12th grade)

Fee: TBD

Class Limit:

Instructor: Starla Hill

This class will go along with the Biology class, we will have lab experiments that go along with the text and possibly more labs of my own creation if we have time. I may have to ask students to bring lab supplies from home occasionally.

* You do not have to do both parts of the Biology class; you can elect to just do one.

Business Math (9th – 12th grade)

Fee: $5

Class Limit: none

Instructor: Katy Cedillo

Textbook: I will be using A Beka Book Business Mathematics in Christian Perspective (WORK-TEXT) second edition and Saxon Algebra I as a guide and will pass out weekly handouts for the students to complete. I will not require the purchase a book for this class unless you just want to have one at home and you (the parent) assign more additional work. All the work required for the class will be handouts.

As an overview:

The class will cover:   Basic Algebra, Stewardship, Personal Finance, Managing Your Business, Investments, Income Taxes and Banking

Chefs in Training (2nd – 5th grade)

Fee: $25

Class Limit: 10

Instructor: Michele Vanderhoff

Our “Chef in Training” Class will include lessons on kitchen safety, kitchen tools, reading a recipe, nutrition, reading labels, planning meals and etiquette. We will practice basic kitchen skills like cracking eggs, knife skills (starting with plastic knives and “graduating” to sharper knives), using a microwave, rolling dough, etc. Not all classes will involve cooking foods but may include non-food activities for practice like play dough!

Chemistry Lab (8th – 12th grade)

Fee: $20

Class Limit: none

Instructor: Starla Hill

We will be doing chemistry lab experiments that come from Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry and MicroChem by Frank Eshelman. I will also take time to help students with any problems they may be having while studying the text at home. I may have to ask the students to bring some things from home occasionally.

Computer Engineering (9th – 12th grade)

Fee: $30 (per semester) This will be used to purchase a Raspberry Pi and necessary accessories ent which will be the students property and they will be able to take home.

Class Limit: 8

Instructor: Mary Ellen Elliott

This class will use the Raspberry Pi, a low cost, credit-card sized computer .   Students will explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. With the Raspberry Pi, the students can explore a wide range of projects which may include: controlling Minecraft with Python code, music machines, weather stations and tweeting birdhouses. Students can also learn how to use turn their Raspberry Pi into a webserver and create webpages using HTML & CSS. Since the students will be able to take their Raspberry Pi home during the week, they will be able to explore, on their own, different areas of interest.

See www.raspberrypi.org for more information.

Cosmetology (7th – 12th grade)

Fee: see description below students will purchase own supplies

Class Limit: 8

Instructor: Misty Wilson

Supplies: students are responsible for purchasing their own supplies. See description below.

In our Cosmetology class we will be learning the fundamentals of hair. We will start with the early history and then learn the basics of hair care such as braids, perms, rollers, styles, color, and cuts. They will need supplies of a Mannequin head with long hair and a mannequin stand, shears, and cutting and styling combs.

sallys has a kit for 89.99 and it has everything including the head and stand, curling iron, and hair dryer along with several other items that they can keep and reuse esp if the do the class next year

salonguys.com has heads for 19.99 stands for 4.99 and shears start at 10.00 and up they will still need to get combs and misc items that they will need during the year that they may have at home hair dryer, curling irons, etc.

Cooking

Fee: $20(per semester)

Class Limit: TBD

Instructor: Corey Wunch

Drawing & Crafts

Fee: $5

Class Limit: 10

Instructor: Yara Beggs

 

 

Film Making (7th – 12th grade)

Fee: none

Class Limit: none

Instructor: Richard Hollingsworth & Genea Sutton

Supplies: (each student must bring to class) digital camera, iPad, iPhone or Android phone that will record HD video, and a thumb drive of at least 4 gigabytes to store projects

Introduction to Film Making is a classical course in making movies. This course is an introduction to digital camera systems and how these tools are used to tell a story visually. Students will learn pre-production, script writing, camera operation, basic lighting techniques, editing and field sound recording while developing an expressive use of the medium. Students will be required to complete weekly assignments and produce, direct, film, edit, and produce a short film project. Each student is required to turn in class assignments.

 

Financial Peace (7-12 grade)

Fee: none

Class Limit: none

Required text: FPU workbook – to be ordered by students http://www.daveramsey.com/store/promotions/misc-promo/foundations-high-school-edition-additional-student-workbook/prodfoundaddwb.html

12 formal, classroom-style lessons on DVD of Dave’s Teachings
All lessons are taught by Dave on DVD (14+ hours of instructional video) in 4 distinct units designed to be taught as a stand alone curriculum over the course of a full semester. Each unit contains 3 chapters. This full curriculum is enough material for a semester long class that meets 5 days a week, 50 min a day. This will be spread over the full year. Financial Peace is often counted as students Economics semester credit for High School.

 

Five in a Row Unit Studies (K – 2nd grade)

Fee: $20

Class Limit: 12

Instructor: Nicole Puckett

A unit study, grades K-2, based on Caldecott and Newberry award winning children’s books. The class will be starting a new book each week; pulling literature, history, geography, art and science lessons from each study. A very hands on class, no homework.

Geography & Missionary Studies (5th – 8th grade)

Fee: $3

Class Limit: 10

Instructor: Nicole Puckett

Supplies: (each student must bring to class)

1″ 3-ring binder w/ 3 dividers, colored pencils, Yellow highlighter, 2 pens

A class for students, grades 5-8, interested in missions and/or geography. The class will be researching a new missionary each week, including their geography and cultural location. Minimal homework. We will be writing a report each quarter.

Handwriting Without Tears (Pre-K – 6th grade)

Fee: $15.00

Class Limit: 10

Instructor: Sheree Johnston

Required workbook included in fee and will be ordered by CRC.

Handwriting Without Tears is a multi-sensory approach to teaching handwriting. Sheree Johnston has been trained and implemented HWT in her preschool for several years. Following are descriptions for each grade category.

Pre-K: Focuses a lot on music and movement, pre-strokes, shapes of basic strokes using wood pieces, fine motor skills and strength using playdough, finger plays, etc., appropriate grip, intro to letters, numbers, and writing name.

K-2: Continues using multi-sensory activities to work on uppercase letters and introduce lowercase letters. Refines posture, pencil grip, letter size and place.

3-6: Uses child-friendly terminology that makes it easy for them to understand the new strokes…ex. “up like a helicopter,” “slide down.” The program focuses on the strokes that are most commonly used first. Introducing the more complicated strokes, such as uppercase letters, too early could make learning to write in cursive frustrating.

Hebrew / Greek (7th – 12th grade)

Fee: TBD

Class Limit: none

Instructor: Paul Smith

Keyboarding (Typing) (5th – 9th grade)

Cost: $10

Class Limit: 8

Instructor:  Teresa Smith

Required Text: Computer Keyboarding for Beginners by Teacher Created Resources (sold at CBD $8.49).

Supplies: (each student must bring to class) 3 – ring binder

Knowing how to use computer has become an essential skill in our society, and the starting point for using computers is knowing how to efficiently use the keyboard.  This course will teach your child how to keyboard properly using the touch-type method.  Daily practice at home is required for this course to be successful.  A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of this course.

Each student must have acomputer and printer at home for daily practice.

Lego Architecture & Games (K – 3, 4 – 6 co-ed, 4 – 6 girls)

Fee: $10 (this includes a building base that will belong to the child at the end of the year)

Class Limit: 10

Instructor: Michele Melton

Lego Games and Architecture is a class that uses Legos to stimulate the imagination and teach teamwork. Our curriculum includes Lego Education’s WeDo simple robotics, Build to Express, and Story Starters. We will alternate weeks of organized builds, board games, and free-build time, with the goal of better understanding how Legos can help us create and communicate.

Life of Fred Math (K – 3rd grade)

Fee: $5

Class Limit: 10

Instructor: Wendy Demeski

Required Text: LOF Apples and Butterflies (can be purchased through Ztwist books free shipping all the time) http://www.ztwistbooks.com/  books are $16 each

Apples: Telling time adding, adding, counting, equal not equal, counting by 5′s,10′s,hundreds, days of the week, leap year, months, degrees, Deciduous numbers, a.m. p.m., basic Algebra concepts and Circles Ellipses, Squares, Rectangles

 

Butterflies: 2nd Semester

Continue practice telling time, A dozen, bakers dozen, Ordinal numbers, Whole numbers, Cardinal numbers, Collinear and perpendicular, yards and feet, addition, parentheses and brackets, some facts about butterflies11, A.M. P.M. and a few more things

Fred story, hands on math practice

 

Life Science Dissections (6th – 8th grade)

Fee: $20 (per semester)

Class Limit: 15

Instructor: Wendy Demeski

Required Text: Science Shepard Life Science book students only need the text book not the test or companion book

We will dissect sheep heart, brain and kidney also a cow eye, plus a flower, leaf and mushroom, seed and a  grass frog,  earthworm, Lubber grasshopper, crayfish, clam, perch , starfish,   (15 dissections) throughout the year.

 

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/dissection-kit-intermediate/p/DE-KITINT/

http://www.hometrainingtools.com/mammal-organs-dissection-kit/p/DE-ORGANS/

 

We will also go over cells and DNA will touch on light energy, cell structure and function, Scientific classification, Anatomy, physiology, nutrition, earth studies ( using…would need to purchase dissection kits to dissect. Sibling can share)

 

Literature (4th grade)

Fee: $12

Class Limit: 10

Instructor: Jessica Graham

Literature Class for Charlottes Web & Little House on the Prairie. We will learn the meanings of new words, find the main idea in a paragraph & practice handwriting & make crafts. As we finish each book we will celebrate with watching the movie and discuss the similarities & differences.

Literature (5th – 6th grade)

Fee: none

Class Limit: 8

Instructor: Jeanie Bowan

Required Text: BJUP – Reading 6 As Full as the World (2nd ed.) textbook and workbook (The textbook can be purchased on Amazon for less than $10 and the Student Work text is $30 on CBD.)

This class is designed to improve reading comprehension and study skills. will learn literary terms and some composition writing. In class, we will read and work on pages in the work text. There will be teaching of the literary terms, vocabulary words, and comprehension questions. Homework will be assigned each week. There will be reading and work text pages to be completed. Enough will be assigned so this can be part of your student’s work each day at home. It will require parental supervision to insure that all of assigned work is completed and brought to class. Student’s work will be graded each week and they will be assigned a grade at the end of each semester.

Magic School Bus (K-1st grade)

Fee: $7

Class Limit: 8

Instructor: Holly Smith

We will watch a video and follow with a craft or experiment that goes with the lesson that day.

Magic School Bus (2nd – 3rd grade)

Fee: $7

Class Limit: 8

Instructor: Yara Beggs

Supplies: (each student must bring to class) 3 ring binder, highlighters. pencils

They will need to bring a 3 ring binder to class along with a pencil and highlighters. There will hopefully not be any homework, unless they can’t finish the journal during class. All will need to PARTICIPATE! It will be a blast! We will also be reading through the Magic School Bus books as we go to aid us. If I feel that the class isn’t grasping a particular concept, I may give a pop quiz to just see how the class as a whole is doing Students will need to be able to read and write well, as we will be keeping a science journal throughout the year.. Should have no homework!

Market Math (2nd grade)

Fee: $5

Class Limit: 6

Instructor: Stacy Aron

We will work on our basic math skills by going to a pretend market . Each week we will use our grocery list to select items from Mack’s market menu. We will add and subtract our money and learn to give change.

Math Tutoring/Games (3rd – 6th grade)

Fee: $10

Class Limit: 6

Instructor: Jeanie Bowan

This class is designed to help a student who needs extra time and help in math. In class, there will be 20 minutes of teaching a new concept, 20 minutes of game time, and 20 minutes of tutoring one on one. Students can bring work from home they are struggling with, math fact sheets, or extra practice problems for the tutoring session of the class. There is not a set curriculum for this class. Whatever you use at home we can work with. I will be teaching the basic concepts of math.

Menu Math (3rd – 4th grade)

Fee: $5

Class Limit: 6

Instructor: Stacy Aron

We will build our math skills through a pretend hamburger restaurant. We will become familiar with things such as reading a menu or guest check as well as figuring tax. We will work through our multi-step story problems to add and subtract our money as well as count change.

Music (K – 3rd grade)

Fee: $3

Class Limit: requires minimum of 7 students

Instructor: Marie Hagood

We learn to read notes, study different rhythms, study some of the composers, play hand bells, rhythm sticks, piano, guitar and drums. Introduction to music in general.

Photography (7th – 12th grade)

Fee: none

Class Limit: none

Instructor: Richard Hollingsworth

Supplies: each student is required to have access to a DSLR camera with full manual controls, and each student must purchase a thumb drive of at least 4 gigabytes to store images and turn in class projects.

Introduction to Photography is a classical photography course that will teach the student basic DSLR camera controls and operation, and how to compose and create digital imagery using the camera’s manual controls. The students will learn classic composition rules, how to determine and set depth of field for particular images using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and how to photograph various types of imagery including landscapes, portraits, sports, street, and macro photography. The student will be required to learn apertures and shutter speeds of their camera in one stop increments, and how to apply these in particular photographic conditions.

Pre-K

Fee: $25

Class Limit: 12

Instructors:

The preschool classes will use a multisensory approach to teach the 3 R’s and a little more. We will use Handwriting Without Tears curriculum, as well as Alphatales books and a hands-on approach to math. We will have a daily music and movement time plus fun alphabet crafts or activities each day.

Reading Tutor (1st – 6th grade)

Fee: TBD

Class Limit: TBD

Instructor: Corey Wunch

Robotics 1 (6th – 12th grade)

Fee: $30 (per semester)

Class Limit: 8

Instructor: Mary Ellen Elliott

This class will use robotics (Lego MINDSTORMS NXT) to bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to life for students. In this hands on class, they will learn to build and program Lego robots. Through various challenges to complete a set of tasks, the students will experiment with the robot’s motors and sensors, to learn how robots really work.

This class is designed for students who have not taken Robotics 1. However, if your student was enrolled in Robotics 1 for the 2013 – 2014 school year he may

Supplies: composition notebook (each student must bring to class)

The Robotics II course will build upon the Robotics I course and will add enroll in this class and will be able to work on the more challenging tasks.

Robotics 2 (6th – 12th grade)

Fee: $30 (per semester)

Class Limit: 8

Instructor: Richard Hollingsworth

advanced building techniques and projects as well as introduce the student to the “C” programming language. The student will learn basic “C” programming constructs including data types, for loops, do loops, and structures, as well as basic programming techniques in order to remotely control the NXT robots, and monitor and control the robots environment using external sensors.

The pre-requisite for this class is completion of the Robotics I course.

Sweet Creations (7th – 12th grade)

Fee: $25

Class Limit: 10

Instructor: Teresa Smith

Requirements:   You will need to bring your cupcakes and cakes to class ready to decorate each week.  You may be asked to bring a bag of candy. Pocket folder to keep book and handouts. Decorating kit to include tips: 2, 3, 5, 12, 18, 21, 104, 233, 352, 1M, 2D. Spatula, couplers, decorating bags, cupcake/cake transport container.  Optional items: A flower lifter and turntable.

Semester one will be focused on cupcakes, cake pops and possibly cookies and other treats.  Use your creativity using candies and icing to make fun party sweets.  Semester two will focus on cake decorating.  We will practice basic skills every week and at the end of the course your student will make a decorated cake.  This course will include basic buttercream and royal icing decorating.  Book and icing will be provided. You must bring your own cupcakes and cakes to class.

US Geography (4th – 6th grade)

Fee: $8

Class Limit: none

Instructor: Michelle Melton

Required Text: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS ULTIMATE U.S. ROAD TRIP ATLAS, ISBN: 9781426309335. I will order these for $4 each. This amount is included in the price of the class.

U.S. Geography will use games, puzzles, personal projects, and worksheets to help kids learns the 50 states, their capitals, some important facts about each state, and the regions, mountains and rivers of our nation. We will also discuss some history related to the growth of our nation from colonial to present-day. There will be 2 tests each semester to check our progress. A final grade will be given, based on work completed, test scores, and class participation.

 

US History (7th – 12 grade)

Fee: none

Class Limit: none

Instructor: Katy Cedillo

Required Text: BJUP – United States History Student Text (4th ed.)This U.S. History text covers our nation’s history from colonial times up to the present. Focusing on God’s providence and America’s Christian heritage, the text examines the circumstances which allowed for colonial expansion and development into modern day America. Presented in narrative form, it communicates the events of the U.S from Columbus to the 2000 election in an engaging way. Sidebar notes provide interesting anecdotes and intriguing information on people and events which helps to illuminate the main text. Chapter reviews list important people, places and things to remember; section quizzes and chapter review questions engage students’ memories and critical thinking skills. Fourth edition, 658 pages, index and appendixes included, softcover.

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Download current class schedule here: 2014-2015 Class Schedule

Download current class descriptions here: 2014-2015 Class Descriptions

 

Information needed for new member registration can be found here: Downloadable CRC Handbook and Registration Information

 

 
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Registration for 2014-2015 Co-op Year

Published on April 8, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Registration for new members will be Monday, July 7th at 6:00pm. You may download all needed forms from our website and bring them in with you to register and enroll in classes. Registration fee and class fees will be due that day.

The registration fee is $50.00 per family.

 

 

 
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CRC Upcoming Events!

Published on July 3, 2013 by in Uncategorized

2014 – 2015 CRC Co-op Year

Enrollment Will Be Monday July 7th

by appointment for already registered members

***If you are interested in attending CrossRoads for the 2014-2015 school year new member registration is open Monday July 7th at 6pm. No appointment is required. You will be able to download all needed forms for registration from our website

You can find a information on classes offered and forms needed for registration here: CRC 2014-2015 Co-op Year Information

 

Field Trips are already being planned!

Thursday, Oct. 9, 10:00 AM, to the James K. Polk Presidential home in Columbia, TN. They will give us a tour of the house and detached kitchen, along with discussing daily chores and activities with the kids. We are on our own to explore the exhibit hall. $7 adults, $3 kids under age 6 get in free. Contact is Michele Melton.

Thursday, Nov. 9, 10:00 AM, to Ruffner Mtn. Wildlife Preserve  outside of Bham. They will conduct a tour for us regarding the wildlife, the ecology/botany, and the mining history of the area. There is an actual mine there. $4.50 per person, and we can do as many subjects as we want, stay all day. It is a hike through the woods, so strollers may not be a good idea. Contact is Michele Melton

 
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Information you will need for Registration

Published on April 22, 2013 by in Uncategorized
 
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Welcome

Published on January 7, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Shiloh Baptist Church welcomes you to CrossRoads Christian Academy Homeschool Co-op.

 
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