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Joelton U: 2017-18 Tutorial Schedule 

Joelton U is excited to open enrollment for our 2017-2018 school year. Joelton U is a Christ-centered tutorial that holds students to a high standard academically while having fun, building friendships, and respecting the authority of parents in the education process. We have added more teachers and classes for homeschool students in grades K-12 and would be delighted to serve your family on your homeschool journey.

All classes except Art will be offered on Tuesdays. Class time schedule listed below under “Downloads”. Courses will be closed to enrollment as they are filled. Any courses with insufficient enrollment will be deleted on July 1.

First semester fees are due on the first day of class in August and are payable to the teachers.

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Open House/ Meet the Teachers

Monday, July 17, 6 pm to 8 pm in the Choir Suite.

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2017-18 JoeltonU School Calendar

JoeltonU Class Schedule 2017-18

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2017-18 Classes:

Science, Grades K-3  CLASS FULL
Teacher: Susan Gleaves
Course for 8-12 students. Course fee: $100/semester

Texts: Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day and Notebooking Journal, Apologia Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day and Notebooking Journal

This very active elementary level science class will watch, wing it, wiggle, and move as we learn about God’s Day 5 creature creations.

First semester, in FLYING CREATURES OF THE FIFTH DAY students will be exploring the dynamics of flight and animal classification, understanding why the design we see in these incredible creatures points us to our Creator God. Study of birds, bats, and insects through activity, observation, and experimentation will open up a whole new world of appreciation for God’s creation of flying creatures of the fifth day.

Second semester will focus on SWIMMING CREATURES OF THE FIFTH DAY. Streams and rivers to oceans, microscopic to massive, swimming and creeping, we will wade into the waters of the world to see God’s amazing design for aquatic creatures. Hands-on activities, projects, and experiments will give students an in-depth knowledge of incredible aquatic creatures.

Science, Grades 4-6  CLASS FULL
Teacher: Susan Gleaves
Course for 8-12 students. Course fee: $100/semester

Texts: Apologia Flying Creatures of the Fifth Day and Notebooking Journal, Apologia Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day and Notebooking Journal

This elementary level science class will focus on God’s Day 5 creature creations. What 4th-6th grader doesn’t love being an expert on something? A year of immersion in the creatures of the fifth day will have your student bursting with confidence, a love of learning about science, and fun facts.

First semester, in FLYING CREATURES OF THE FIFTH DAY, students will be exploring the dynamics of flight and animal classification and understanding why the design we see in these incredible creatures points us to our Creator God. Study of birds, bats, and insects through activity, observation, and experimentation will open a whole new world of appreciation for God’s creation of flying creatures of the fifth day.

Second semester will focus on SWIMMING CREATURES OF THE FIFTH DAY. Streams and rivers to oceans, microscopic to massive, swimming and creeping, we will wade into the waters of the world to see God’s amazing design for aquatic creatures. Hands-on activities, projects, and experiments will give students an in-depth knowledge of incredible aquatic creatures.

Middle School General Science, Grades 7-8
Teacher: Susan Gleaves
Course for 7-15 students. Course fee: $100/semester

Text: Apologia General Science and Apologia General Science Notebooking Journal

Apologia General Science is the springboard class that prepares students for high school science. It covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. In class activities will include hands-on activities, labs, and games to reinforce concepts. Students should expect to spend 3 to 4 hours each week on this course outside of class.

Biology, High School
Teacher: Susan Gleaves, dissection labs facilitated by Dr. Daniel Gleaves, DVM
Course for 7-15 students. Course fee: $100/semester plus “Critter Cost” for dissection labs, roughly $25 to cover both labs

Text: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology and Apologia Biology Notebooking Journal

Apologia Biology is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Students who take and understand this course will be very well-prepared for a tough university biology course. Class time will be devoted primarily to lab activities, including microscopy. Students should expect to devote at least 4 hours each week to course study outside of the classroom.

Two 2-hour dissection labs will be conducted at Pleasant View Animal Hospital in late January/February, either on a weeknight or weekend.

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Introduction to Spanish, Grades 4-7
Teacher: Michelle Davidson
Course available for 7 to 15 students. Course fee: $100/semester

Michelle Davidson is using her years of experience teaching Spanish to format a fun, fast-paced Spanish class to introduce Spanish to 4th-7th grade students. Vocabulary, conversation, and culture will be the focus. Students will enjoy learning about music, food, holidays, geography, and more as they add to their Spanish language skills. Students who have completed this class will have an obvious head start if they continue their Spanish studies in high school. This introductory course is for students who have not previously studied Spanish.

Spanish 1, High School
Teacher: Michelle Davidson
Course available for 7 to 15 students. Course fee: $100/semester

Text: will be ordered by instructor and billed to students

Michelle Davidson, Instructor. This Spanish 1 course for high school credit is being offered for 8th-12th grade students and will require about 4 hours of coursework each week outside of class, including on-line activities.

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Geography: Expedition Earth, Grades K-3
Teacher: Tobey Allen
8-12 students. Course fee: $100/semester

Texts: Children Just Like Me: A Unique Celebration of Children Around the World, by Anabel Kindersley and Barnabus Kindersley;

Encyclopedia of World Geography: With Complete World Atlas by Anna Claybourne, Gillian Doherty, and Susanna Davidson

Students will need to provide a notebook for handouts.

Tobey Allen is bringing her love for world geography to Joelton U with Expedition Earth. Expedition Earth is a hands-on world geography curriculum that covers 31 countries around the world. Students will learn hands-on about continents, oceans, people, cultures, animals, and climates. They will try new foods, crafts, and more as they learn around the world.

The school year will end with a geography fair where students can showcase all they’ve learned, and share an in-depth project on the country of their choice.

Geography: Expedition Earth, Grades 4-6
Teacher: Tobey Allen
8-12 students. Course fee: $100/semester

Tobey Allen is bringing her love for world geography to Joelton U with Expedition Earth. Expedition Earth is a hands-on world geography curriculum that covers 31 countries around the world. Students will learn hands-on about continents, oceans, people, cultures, animals, and climates. They will try new foods, crafts, and more as they learn around the world.

The school year will end with a geography fair where students can showcase all they’ve learned, and share an in-depth project on the country of their choice.

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Financial Peace, High School
Teacher: Mike Cunningham

Dave Ramsey is well-known for teaching how to live debt-free through his Financial Peace University. This high school course is the video-based student version of Financial Peace University, and will be facilitated by Mike Cunningham. Students completing the course will earn ½ credit for Personal Finance. (This course does not count as an economics credit.)

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Pre-Algebra, Grades 7-8
Teacher: Susan Gleaves
6-12 students. Course fee: $100/semester
Text: Horizons Pre-Algebra

Susan Gleaves, course instructor, loves math and science and has a passion for seeing students prepared for whatever the next step is in their academic lives. She has been teaching Horizons math courses since 1998. Horizons Pre-Algebra provides a fantastic summary of all the math concepts students should have mastered in grades K-6, and ties them neatly together with concepts that will be critical to a smooth transition into Algebra 1. This is an excellent course for any student planning to take Algebra 1 the following year. Classroom activities will include explanations of upcoming lessons and completion of classwork problems, as well as follow up on the previous week’s assignments. Staying on schedule according to the course syllabus is critical to success in this high school preparatory course. Students should plan to complete 5 lessons each week, devoting 4-5 hours each week to Pre-Algebra outside of the classroom.

Geometry, High School
Teacher: Susan Gleaves
6-12 students. Course fee: $100/semester
Text: Geometry: Seeing, Doing, Understanding, Third Edition, by Harold Jacobs

Susan Gleaves, instructor. Jacobs Geometry is simply the best comprehensive high school geometry course available. Seeing, doing, and understanding will be the focus of classroom activities. Staying on schedule per the course syllabus is critical to success in this high school course. This math class is fun, so parents will probably have to ask their students to “please stop doing math”! Students should plan to complete 4 lessons each week, devoting 4-5 hours each week to geometry outside of the classroom.

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All Things Fun & Fascinating, Grades 3-5
Teacher: Gretchen Land
Course is available for 3 to 7 students. Course fee: $100 per semester
Required materials: All Things Fun and Fascinating (spiral bound $29) Available from iew.com

This is the perfect introductory course to writing! It will introduce your students to humorous characters and amazing animals. Through the course of the school year this class will provide a pleasant intro to putting words and thoughts on paper. My intention is to get kids writing and loving it! They will be learning the structure and style techniques introduced in later writing intensives, which will give them confidence as they write. This class will require approximately an hour of outside work weekly.

Beginning IEW, Grade 5-7  (there is no prerequisite for this class)
Teacher: Gretchen Land
Course is available for 4 to 10 students. Course fee: $100 per semester.
Course material: Student Writing Intensive- B (Purchase the student notebook/packet, NOT the ebook) ($19). This item is available from www.excellenceinwriting.com.

This class is for students new to IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing). It lays a solid foundation of writing skills. Over the course of the school year, students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics. This class will require 1-3 hours of outside work weekly.

Advanced IEW, Writing Intensive C, Grade 7-12 (There is no prerequisite for this class)
Teacher: Gretchen Land
Course is available for 4 to 10 students. Course fee: $100 per semester.
Course material: Student Writing Intensive- C (Purchase the student notebook/packet, NOT the ebook) ($19). This item is available from www.excellenceinwriting.com.

This class is for students new to IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) and for those who have completed writing intensive B. It lays a solid foundation of writing skills. Over the course of the school year, students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics. This class will require 2-5 hours of outside work weekly.

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Physical Education, K-12
Teacher: Brittany Curd
Course for 8 or more students. Course fee $100 per semester.

Joelton U is delighted to add physical education to our course options for the 2017-2018 school year.

Led by exercise and all-things-fitness lover Brittany Curd, this is not your ordinary P.E. class. This class will teach your child to get active, move, and exercise – and love it! Each 90 minute class will have a 10-15 minute session on health: balanced diets, grocery store and restaurant choices, MyPlate, the effects of sugar, and more. We will play recreational, active games. With a focus on developing a lifetime of healthy habits, this class God-honoring course is a great investment. Bring your child in active wear and appropriate shoes for running. Let’s get moving!

Art
Teacher: Sonja DiMeola

Students (beginners, age 7+) will receive individual instruction in drawing and oil painting in a group setting. As no two students are ever working on the same project at the same time, all skill levels from beginner to advanced are welcome. Supply list can be found online at www.sonjasartclass.blogspot.com, choose Art 2 list. Cost for the class is $10 per session, payable by the month at the beginning of each month. For more info, email sonjadimeola@hughes.net or text 615-337-6396.

DramaTime
Teacher: Windee Robinson
Course fee: $100/semester
Minimum registration of 6 students required. K-2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6-12.
Fees: Registration $20. This covers script fees and royalty fees class: $5/per class. Payable, yearly or monthly.

DramaTime is a year-long course designed to explore the art of theater. Students are given the opportunity to build on current levels of acting from beginners to the more experienced. In the classroom, students focus on stage presence, voice and character development. Theater games and improv are used to enhance the students’ familiarity with the stage and fellow students. The class will finish with a performance for family and friends. Theater isn’t just for those interested in acting. This class allows students to be creative and find solutions that present themselves without prior planning, requiring them to think quickly. The practice of being comfortable in front of an audience is a skill that many students can use throughout their lives. Teamwork is an integral part of class work; all students must learn to work in groups to accomplish a task.

Encore Worship Arts: Vocal Music 100
The student will learn correct breathing and vocal production techniques. Development and expansion of vocal range will be rehearsed weekly. Students will explore standard choral literature from the Baroque, Classical, Twentieth Century periods as well as Patriotic, Folk Music, and Broadway genres. Basic choreography will be introduced and developed throughout the year. Stage presence, performance techniques will be taught and utilized. One public performance will be required for credit each semester.

Hospitality and Culinary Lifestyle Skills  CLASS FULL
Teacher: Michael Spitzer
Course is open to 6-12th grade students; a total of 6 to 10 students.
Course fee: $100 per semester

The class will be taught by Michael Spitzer, who has had years of restaurant experience and culinary skills that were given by his step-father who was a master chef.

We will learn the basics of food preparation and knife skills and techniques. The course will cover food storage and proper cooking skills, with a focus on safety and history of food preparation. Students will learn and identify product and produce for quality and prep.

In addition we will cover in the course a unit on table etiquette and hosting. How do you set a fine table for a formal meal and even the regular everyday affair. We will discuss proper table manners and will even set a table as part of this class course.

The students will come up with a four course meal plan and execute it for a “by invitation only dinner party” hosted on the Joelton campus. They will plan and execute it with the skills and things they have learned in the course of the semester. This will be their final for the class.

The overall theme is to give them lifestyle skills that will carry them into their young adult life.
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Registration

If you are interested in attending any of these events, please sign up here.

Email Mike Cunningham at youth@fbcjoelton.org with any questions or call him at 615-594-8883.