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Nursery 9:15-12:15  
available for younger siblings who are age birth-3 years. 
Lead Adult: Amy Sims

Pre-K:  9:15-12:15
available for younger siblings who are age 3-5 years and fully potty trained.  


Co-op Courses offered for  2018-2019 

​PLEASE READ CLASS DESCRIPTIONS BEFORE MAKING CHOICES
                for each K-8th grade student pick a 9:15, a 10:15 and an 11:15 course

*Students should enroll in courses that align with the grade level they are enrolled in with your umbrella school. Students may choose to take courses that are designed for younger grade levels if the course suits the student's needs. Students are not allowed to take classes at a higher grade level. The only exceptions for moving up in grade level are for middle and high school students who have completed the prerequisite courses.

Scroll to the bottom to see the class options in block schedule format 

Class Title:Sing and Spell    Grade level: K-1st grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Stacy Timbs
Book cost: none
Description:  Heidi Songs is a sight words program, which uses music and motions to help children learn how to spell and read difficult words. The songs are fun, engaging, and effective! This year we will learn color words along with several other, common K-1 sight words. No book is needed for this class. It is completely interactive.

Class Title: Community Helpers    Grade level: K-1st grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: TBA
Book cost: none
Description: Who are people in your neighborhood? In this class Community Helpers we will learn what is a community, who makes up a community and how people are important to our community. Students will learn descriptions of work that they do . Weekly we will use any of the following movies, books, hands on activities and if possible some guest speakers throughout the year.


Class Title:Physical Education (PE)     Grade level: K-1st grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Chantal Ziebol
Book cost: none
Description: Students will participate in a variety of activities to encourage a healthy active lifestyle. Activities will range from large motor skills and mental awareness of body to working together as a team on challenges. We’ll use a variety of objects from balls and hula-hoops to jump ropes and a parachute!

Class Title:Health and Manners    Grade level: 2-3rd grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Kookie Dye
Book cost: none
Description: This class will focus on having fun while learning healthy habits as well as manners that will prepare your child for interaction with their peers as well as adults. We will learn about hygiene, nutritional values, diseases, first aid and developing individual spiritual health. Abeka Health, Safety, & Manners 3 curriculum used by tutor.
Homework expected: minimal. It could include a coloring sheet (sent home) or a collage (to be created at home) with information regarding the subject matter discussed during the class. Online pictures or magazines can be used for the collages. (No special paper is required for the collages. Regular 8X11 paper is sufficient.)

Class Title: Five in a Row    Grade level: 2-3rd grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Christina Cordle
Book cost: none
Description: a literature class filled with rich stories where we will learn about different cultures, geography, science and history. We will do each book for 2 weeks and will not require homework. The class is for 2nd and 3rd graders who can focus while listening to lengthy stories. This class works best for children who can write and follow directions independently as the activities and work are detailed.

Class Title: Physical Education (PE)    Grade level: 2-3rd grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Chantal Ziebol
Book cost: none
Description: Students will participate in a variety of activities to encourage a healthy active lifestyle. Activities will range from large motor skills and mental awareness of body to working together as a team on challenges. We’ll use a variety of objects from balls and hula-hoops to jump ropes and a parachute!

Class Title: History Pockets    Grade level: 2-3rd grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Krystal Duncan
Book cost: none
Description: This is a history class focusing on Native Americans and Plymouth Colony in the United States. The students will glue pictures and information in their booklets, and then we'll discuss the subject from the "pocket."

Class Title: World Geography    Grade level: 2-3rd grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Stephanie Gray
Book cost: none
Description: Get ready for an exciting trip around the world! Come along as we walk on the Great Wall of China, wander through the Amazon Rainforest, and
climb the Egyptian Pyramids! Along the way there will be lots of fun hands-on activities, games, and crafts. There will be no homework in this class.

Class Title:Fix-it Grammar     Grade level: 3-4th grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Emily Knoppel
Book cost: $15 book provided by EDGE, The Nose Tree by Institute for Excellence in Writing
Description:“Ingenious! Students hunt for and correct errors in daily passages that cumulatively tell a story. Fix It! encourages students to immediately apply new grammar knowledge in context, aiding in the transfer of grammar skills into their own writing.”
This class is an engaging way to build your child’s confidence and skill level by gradually adding new grammar concepts and vocabulary each week. By the end of the school year, students will be skillful in knowing how to edit sentences by: using proper punctuation, capitalization, homophones, clauses, contractions, identifying and labeling the 8 parts of speech & much more! They will also learn fun grammar jingles to help them retain all that they’re learning!
Homework expected: approximately 15-20 minutes per day

Class Title:Human Anatomy    Grade level: 4-6th grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Susan Barlow
Book cost: none
Description: This course is taught from Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology . Classroom work will consist of brief classroom discussions, hands on experiments, drawings, taking notes, and worksheets. Curriculum topics are: Cell Anatomy, Skeletal and Muscular System, Digestive/Renal system, Health and Nutrition, Respiratory System, Life in the Blood, Cardiovascular System, Nervous /Endocrine systems, Your Senses, Lymphatic/Immune systems and Growth and Development. We will learn about how God uniquely designed our wonderful body.
Homework expected: Light homework may consist of worksheets, experiments, models and posters using recycled household materials, drawings and fun activities that reinforce the topics we learn in class. 

Class Title: First Aid    Grade level: 4-6th grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Tracy Jurkovac
Book cost: none
Description: First Aid Class will be an interactive experience learning how and when to use the proper bandages, proper burn care, how to make and use slings and tourniquets, stop nose bleeds and excessive bleeding, set broken bones and other situations that would need first aid care. The class will also include types and usage of ointments from today's day and age, along with some old time remedies. We will also learn healthy eating for making wounds heal faster, make a first aid kit, and learn preparation for travel or outdoor activities in which first aid would come in handy. This class will be super fun and hands on. There will be talk about blood at times and subjects that some children may be sensitive too. So please consider this while deciding on if you would like your child to take this class. There will be no homework. 

Class Title: US Geography    Grade level: 4-6th grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: JC Muffett
Book cost: none
Description: This course will focus on learning the states and capitals plus many physical features of the United States. We will have fun tracing, memorizing songs and playing games to help retain information. At the beginning of the school year each child will be given specific states to give presentations on throughout the year. 
Homework expected: There will be minimal homework each week; 10-20 minutes, possibly more on the weeks they need to prepare for their speech. 

Class Title: IEW 1     Grade level: 4-6th grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Erin Mobley
Book cost: $15  book provided by EDGE, All Things Fun and Fascinating by IEW
Description: Humorous characters, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history will captivate our students as they learn to write with structure and style. Moving through the units, students will take notes, summarize narrative stories, learn new vocabulary, use creative skills to write from pictures, study the basics of writing, and compose creative essays. Overall class ability will determine pace and the amount of the workbook that is assigned and completed.  Prerequisite skills include diligent work ethic, age appropriate reading and writing fluency, basic grammar/sentence structure knowledge, and the ability to take notes in class. *IEW stands for Institute for Excellence in Writing. 
Homework expected: There will be weekly homework of 1-2 hours.

Class Title: Study Skills    Grade level: 4-6th grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Shawn Ward
Book cost: $10  EDGE will provide book, Victus Study Skills Elementary Ed.
Description: This class will focus on the development of personal study skills such as note taking, planning, and goal setting.  
Homework expected: occasionally 

Class Title: Medieval History    Grade level: 4-6th grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Heather Wallis
Book cost: none
Description: Take a journey into the Middle Ages in this fun, hands-on history class. We will learn about medieval clothing and food, what it was like to live in a castle and town, jousting and weaponry, chivalry, the Black Plague, Vikings, The Magna Charta, and much more. Activities will include creative writing, making a timeline, games, crafts, a lap book, and more. This class is published by Homeschool in the Woods.
Homework expected:Homework will be on an “as needed” basis: if you would like this class to be your students main history for the school year, then homework will be assigned accordingly. However, if this is a “co-op only” class for your student, then there will be little to no homework. I will be in touch with parents to determine the needs of the student. 

Class Title: IEW 2    Grade level: 5-7th grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Cynthia Ward
Book cost: $15  book provided by EDGE, U.S. History Based Writing Lessons by IEW
Description: This engaging class picks up where IEW 1 left off! Students will continue to develop their writing skills while building upon existing foundations in grammar and writing. Using moments spanning from Columbus to the Space Race. The students will learn to write from notes, retell narrative stories, summarize a reference, write from pictures, and much more. Students required to have completed IEW 1 previously. 
Homework expected: Approximately 2-3 hours per week 

Class Title: Agricultural Science     Grade level: 5-7th grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Chantal Ziebol
Book cost: none
Description: Students will learn the basics of farming. They will learn about care and management of livestock such as : cattle, pigs, horses, bees and chickens. We’ll learn how each is used in production and market. We will also learn the basics of horticulture such as: gardening, greenhouse management, tools of the industry, harvesting and selling.
Homework expected:  occasional (no more than an hour a week) . End of year research project to encourage and allow students to expand knowledge and interest to share with classmates.  

Class Title: Pinterest    Grade level: 5-7th grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Stacy Timbs
Book cost: None
Description: This course will definitely be an elective class. There will be little, if any, homework. We will choose age-appropriate projects to hopefully enhance natural ability and encourage creativity. This class will be very hands-on. And who knows? We may even see some interest in entrepreneurship as students learn that they are able to make things that are beautiful, inspiring, and valuable to others.

Class Title: IEW 3    Grade level: 6-8th grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Emily Knoppel
Book cost: $15 book provided by EDGE, Advanced U.S. History Based Writing by IEW
Description: “While writing about topics from U.S. History, from the Explorers to Modern Times, students will develop more advanced writing skills such as thesis statements, MLA format, persuasive essays, research papers, and more.” Students must have  previously completed IEW 2/3 course.
Please note that this text includes references, writing prompts, and excerpts from the following works of literature: Uncle Tom’s Cabin, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Last of the Mohicans, The Gardener, The Old Man and the Sea, and Huckleberry Finn. The novels themselves will not be assigned for reading*
Specific lessons will be chosen at teacher’s discretion based upon age, maturity level of students, and as time allows.The IEW website has sample pages provided to give a sneak-peak at some of these assignments.
Homework expected: 2-3 hours weekly

Class Title:Inside Stories: literature studies    Grade level: 6-8th grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Angie Morin
Book cost: EDGE owns the Narnia books and will lend them to students but parents will be responsible for providing the remainder.
Description: This course is designed to explore various novel selections. The literature will represent different genres, including fantasy, historical fiction, realistic fiction and science fiction. 
Student expectations: complete all reading assignments; participate in lesson activities; maintain a class planner; and complete homework. 
Parent expectations: support your student with completing reading; verify homework assignments are completed; ensure weekly attendance; and maintain clear communication with the teacher related to their student. 
SELECTED NOVELS*
C.S. Lewis: The Magician’s Nephew; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy
Lois Lowry: Number the Stars 
Natalie Babbitt: Tuck Everlasting 
Jonathan Rogers: The Bark of the Bog Owl
 Madeleine L’ Engle: A Wrinkle in Time
{*subject to change related to class progression}
Homework expected: Weekly reading outside of class will be required, between 30-45 minutes a week (approximately 20-40 pages weekly). Students will engage in writing, art, history and geography studies connected to the novel selected.

Class Title: Speech    Grade level: 6-8th grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Shawn Ward
Book cost: none
Description: The students will learn how to outline, organize, and write 3-5 minute speeches. Subject matter may include some research. There is no book required for this class.
Homework expected: Expect homework each week and note taking in class.

Class Title: General Science     Grade level: 7-8th grades
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Sherry Timbs
Book cost: none: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science 2nd Edition provided by EDGE
Description: Topics covered: history of science, scientific method, simple machines, geology, paleontology, and human anatomy. Most labs will be conducted in class. General Science will not be taught next year (2019-20) at EDGE. If you need a middle school science through EDGE, this is the year to schedule.
Homework expected:There will be daily reading/homework. Tests will be taken at the end of each module. 

Class Title: TN History    Grade level: 7-8th grades
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Ann Harrison
Book cost: none
Description: What’s great about our state? From The Opry to The Ocoee... From Dayton to the Delta... From the tip tops of the Great Smokies to the cave systems of the Lost Sea... From frostbite to falling leaves, sunny skies to spring showers, experience the seasons - sometimes all in one day. Discover the diverse topography from the lowlands of the southwestern corner over to the fertile valley farmlands with the ridges and hills in between all the way up 6,643 ft to our highest point on Clingmans Dome. Find out what raccoons, irises, mocking birds, river pearls, and the year 1796 have in common. Come discover Tennessee with me! We will cover Tennessee’s history, culture, economics, geography, topography, civics, and government. As there will be no textbook for this class, students will be responsible for keeping an orderly binder complete with note taking, projects, presentations, quizzes, tests, and active participation. 
Homework expected:studying notes taken in class and doing research for projects.
Classroom text resources will include:
The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture by Carroll Van West, Exploring Tennessee by Charlene Notgrass, and others.

Class Title: Pre-Algebra  Grade level: 8th grade
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Heather Shorey
Book cost: $43 books and DVD provided by EDGE
Description: This is a full year MATH U SEE course in pre-algebra. It will cover many subjects including positive and negative numbers, variables, solving equations, graphing and more. Your student must have mastery over fractions, decimals, and percents. They must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, mixed numbers, decimals and percents. They must also be able to change between fractions, decimals, and percents. EDGE will allow 7th graders who are on an advanced math track to take this course. Please speak to Director (prior to enrollment) about how this affects EDGE courses in the future. 
Homework expected: homework every day, and some weeks we will cover more than one lesson. 

Class Title: Physical Science w/ Lab     Grade level: 9th (open for all HS)
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Sherry Timbs
Book cost: none book provided by EDGE Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science
Description: Earth science, introductory chemistry, introductory physics. Most labs will be conducted in class. Students must have completed Pre-Algebra before taking this course. EDGE will allow 8th graders to enroll in this course if they are on an advanced track in science and have completed General Science and Pre-Algebra.
Homework expected: There will be daily reading/homework. Tests will be taken at the end of each module. 

Class Title: Biology w/ Lab     Grade level: 10th grade (open to all HS**)
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Crystal Reid
Book cost: none  book provided by EDGE Apologia Biology
Description: students will explore all 5 kingdoms, as well as learn the basics of biology, ecology, and genetics. General Science is a prerequisite. Three dissections as well as use of the microscope will be done in class. 
Homework expected: Students will be required to keep up with daily reading, as well as some written assignments, (about 4 to 5 hours per week.) A few projects, such as a leaf collection, 3-D model of a cell, and 5 Kingdom Poster, will need to be completed at home also. Grades will be based on class participation, upkeep of biology notebook,tests, and projects.

Class Title:Chemistry w/ Lab  Grade level: 11-12th grades(open to all HS**)
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Liz Pierce
Book cost: None  book provided by EDGE Apologia Chemistry
Description: Covering all major aspect of chemistry , atoms , molecule, ionic and covalent compounds balancing chemical equations. Students must have completed Algebra 1. 
Homework expected: a syllabus covering daily reading assignments and tests provided approx 1 hour of work daily

Class Title: Algebra 1       Grade level: 9th grade (open for all HS)
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Heather Shorey
Book cost: $43  books and DVD provided by EDGE MATH U SEE Algebra
Description: a traditional style, mastery oriented algebra course. I really love this course. It covers subjects like signed numbers, solving for unknowns, writing equations from word problems, graphing lines, and many more. 8th grade students who have completed PreAlgebra may enroll in this course if they are on an advanced Math track.
Homework expected: Students should be prepared to watch the video lessons that come with the curriculum as well as attend class. There are typically 5-6 homework pages, as well as a test for each week of class.Students should expect to spend 4-6 hours per week on homework. Parents and students are responsible for checking homework, but I will correct tests.

Class Title: Geometry    Grade level: 10th grade (open to all HS**)
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Liz Pierce
Book cost: $43  books and DVD provided by EDGE MATH U SEE Geometry
Description: A Complete study of shapes, formulas and proofs. Students must have completed Algebra I 
Homework expected: approximately 1 hour a day -syllabus will be provided to students covering daily assignments and tests.

Class Title: Algebra 2     Grade level: 11th grade (open to all HS**)
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Heather Shorey
Book cost: $43  books and DVD provided by EDGE MATH U SEE Algebra ll
Description: Subjects covered include rational expressions, solving for several unknowns, graphing, conics, writing equations from word problems, trigonometric functions, and many more. 
Homework expected: Students will need to watch the video lessons that come with the curriculum as well as attend class. Students should expect to have 5-6 pages of homework weekly, as well as a test. Time frame should be 5-8 hours of work outside of class time. Parents and students are responsible for checking homework. 

Class Title: PreCalculus /Trig    Grade level: 12th grade 
Time slot: 10:15
Tutor: Liz Pierce
Book cost: $43  books and DVD provided by EDGE MATH U SEE PreCalculus
Description:A study covering major aspects of trig and graphing also formula application. Students must have completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II 
Homework expected : a syllabus with daily assignments and tests will be provided with approx 1 hour of homework a day

Class Title: American Sign Language (ASL)  Grade level: 9-12th 
Time slot: 11:15
Tutor: Sherry Timbs
Book cost: None
Description: book used by tutor: A Basic Course in American Sign Language
Course will cover: differences between the visual ASL language and spoken language, ASL history and basic deaf culture, ASL sentence structure and facial grammar rules. Although students won't need their own copy of the textbook, they should have a sign language dictionary.
Homework expected: There will be weekly homework. Recommend daily review for vocabulary and concepts. 

Class Title: Personal Finance    Grade level: 11-12 grades
Time slot: 9:15
Tutor: Gretchen Norton
Book cost: $ 30 book provided by EDGE Foundations in Personal Finance
Description: a half credit class for 11-12th grades. It features video lessons taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of experts. We will cover important money topics that build financial confidence and inspire hope in your students' lives.
Homework expected: 30 min. to an hour each week. 


** Open to all HS students who have completed the prerequisite courses**



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