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Language, Phonics & Writing

Language, Phonics & Writing 

Mondays ONLY

or 

Monday & Wednesdays

8:30 am to 9:15 am

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

Offered 1st Hour

Abeka Language 1

Would you love for your child to be able to write in complete sentences? This one-page-per-day text provides the information your child needs to use words and express them effectively! After completing this text, your child will be able to capitalize significant words; end a sentence with correct punctuation; recognize rhyming words, compound words, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and contractions; use prefixes and suffixes; alphabetize words; and even to write original stories on specific topics. 

Abeka Letters & Sounds

From delightful poems to a coloring key based on vowels, this work-text makes phonics fun! Letters and Sounds 1 provides daily exercises to reinforce the phonics concepts vital to the mastery of reading skills. Each phonics element is systematically reviewed using activities such as marking vowels and circling suffixes, completing sentences, filling in missing letters, matching rhyming words, solving puzzles and riddles, and more.

Supplies:​

Math

Math

Mondays ONLY

or 

Monday & Wednesdays

9:20 am to 10:05 am

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

Offered 2nd Hour​

Abeka Arithmetic 1

Using delightful themes and full-color illustrations, this 347-page work-text presents concepts in an orderly manner, building on prior learning and including consistent year-long review. Concepts include counting, writing and reading numbers, place value, addition and subtraction, money, graphs, measurement, time, temperature, and fractions. 

Supplies:​

Teacher Bios

Reading

Reading

Mondays ONLY

or 

Monday & Wednesdays

10:45 am to 11:30 am

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

Offered 3rd Hour

Abeka 1st Grade Readers & Handbook for Reading

Learning to read is easy with the right materials! The Abeka Reading Program is supported by a wide range of phonics-based language arts materials that increase reading comprehension and refine thinking skills. At the heart of our phonics materials is the Handbook for Reading. This invaluable teaching tool for the application of phonics rules may be used at any level from child to adult for initial teaching of phonics and reading, for reinforcement of skills, or for remedial work. It clearly presents the six easy steps to reading. The consonant-vowel blends and words in this reader are arranged to correlate with the sequence in which the special phonics sounds are taught. Ample practice and thorough review are provided. By mastering the simple phonics in this book, any person will be well on his way to becoming a skillful reader. 

Supplies:​

  • Readers & Handbook purchased by Aspire

Science / History

Science (First Semester)

Mondays ONLY

or 

Monday & Wednesdays

11:35 am to 12:15 pm

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

Offered 4th Hour

Abeka Discovering God’s World

Once your child has learned to read, he can read to learn exciting facts about the world around him! He will love this fascinating book about the world he lives in. From senses and simple machines to squirrels, sunflowers, and seasons, what interesting facts he will discover about the world God created! By understanding observable aspects of God’s creation, he will develop a greater reverence for the Master Designer who planned it all.

Supplies:​

  • Worksheets purchased by Aspire

History (Second Semester)

Mondays ONLY

or 

Monday & Wednesdays

11:35 am to 12:15 pm

Teacher: Ruthetta Henderson

Offered 4th Hour

Abeka My America & My World

Tour America and travel around the world through the 103 pages of My America and My World. Your child will gain a greater interest in and love for America as he learns about its symbols, history, and places of interest. He will learn how the United States was founded and its principles of freedom. He will meet several famous American patriots and take a trip across America. Good citizenship is emphasized, and reading skills are developed. Major countries and U.S. territories are introduced.

Supplies:​

  • Worksheets purchased by Aspire

5th Hour Electives

Study Hall

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Supervisor: Varied

We have TWO options for Study Hall this year, be sure to include WHICH your child wants to be included in. 

-Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum. 

-Social Study hall is for those whom want to talk, chat, & get to know each other. Our Aspire Group rules and expectations still apply here but we do encourage and desire healthy and happy friendships to grow within the group, even at Academy! 

Fundamentals of Martial Arts   

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Justin Dunham  

Offered 5th Hour   

This exclusive homeschool class will include age appropriate martial arts and self defense training for all age groups that will improve: focus, balance, body control, attention to detail, standing reversals, proper striking and all the confidence that comes along with improving ones overall physical fitness and coordination.

The class will be led by Mr. Justin Dunham who is the owner and Chief Instructor of the Jenks Martial Arts Academy in Jenks, OK.
Mr. Dunham is the proud father of two boys, ages 6 and 9 and is a former three time, Team USA member and three time international gold medalist as a representitive of the United Taekwon-Do Alliance. For 12 years he has served as the owner and Chief Instructor of the Jenks Martial Arts Academy and teaches weekly Taekwon-Do, Krav Maga and group self defense classes.


For more information about Justin Dunham or the Jenks Martial Arts Academy check out www.maausa.net, or Facebook: Jenks Martial Arts Academy.

Guitar I

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Offered 5th Hour                                 


This class will take the younger students from basic sight reading and notes to playing a song. Starting on the 1st string on week one, string 2 on week two....continuing this pattern until week six on the 6th string. Next we will learn chords and progressions leading up to full songs. The primary goal of this class is to teach each student proper playing through proper practice and the joy of music achieved by reaching smaller goals (wins) and ultimately bigger goals (playing a full song).

Supplies:

  • $15 Supply Fee per Semester

Beginner Tumbling

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Bethany Scott

Offered 5th Hour                                     

No previous gymnastics experience required. Students will work their basic gymnastics skill on the single rail bar, parallel bars, floor beams,  spring board, panel mats, incline mats, and more!

SPECIAL PRICING - $140 per semester

Be An Animal & Express Yourself

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Gina Conroy

Offered 5th Hour                                           

Through role-playing, games, crafts, stories and more, students will discover his or her unique animal personality using the animal temperaments (Lion, Beaver, Dog, Otter,) and they’ll go wild doing it! Whether a born leader like the Lion or someone a little more silly like the Otter, each child will discover his or her unique personality strengths and weaknesses for success at school and home.

Second semester, we will continue to explore other animal behaviors as well as discover each child’s unique voice and healthy ways of self-expression. Whether your child is an animal lover, wallflower, or King of the Hill, he or she will go ape over this class that is designed to bring out the animal in them!

Supplies:

  • $20 Supply Fee per Semester

Sewing

Wednesdays ONLY

Teacher: Ms. "N"

Offered 5th Hour

Students will learn sewing machine basics and complete projects as skills develop in each class. We will cover garment mending, hemming, zipper placement, different sewing stitches, basic quilting, and much more. Students will select their projects. Class if for beginners, intermediate and advanced sewing students.

Supplies:

  • 2 spools of white thread, 1 small bag of stuffing, 1 seam ripper - Please label with students name

  • $25 Supply Fee per Semester

6th Hour Electives

Study Hall

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Supervisor: Varied

We have TWO options for Study Hall this year, be sure to include WHICH your child wants to be included in. 

-Quiet Study hall is for those whom want to read, work, etc in a quiet environment where we keep noise to a minimum. 

-Social Study hall is for those whom want to talk, chat, & get to know each other. Our Aspire Group rules and expectations still apply here but we do encourage and desire healthy and happy friendships to grow within the group, even at Academy! 

Guitar II

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Sheldon Clark

Offered 6th Hour


The class will take a faster approach to the basic skills without sacrificing any of the fundamentals. Although some students may already play the guitar, They will also benefit from (weeks 1 thru 3 ) this crash course and fill in any holes in their current foundational skills. this class will encompass a thorough understanding of playing and how a guitarist mentally approaches, memorizes and efficiently practices music.

Supplies:

  • $15 Supply Fee per Semester

Advanced Tumbling

Mondays

and / or 

Wednesdays

Teacher: Bethany Scott

Offered 6th Hour                                     

Students will work on all the same equipment as the beginner class, but working harder variations of skills, such as: round offs, bridge kick overs, back walk overs, front walk overs, back handsprings, vaulting techniques, basic bar skills, and more!

For the advanced class students must have some previous gymnastics experience, and must be able to perform cartwheels, handstands, and a bridge. If you’re unsure of where to put your student, start with the beginner class. We can always work harder skills, even in the beginner class. We want to leave the advanced class for students who are all working on the next level of skills.

SPECIAL PRICING - $140 per semester

Tinker Lab

Mondays

ONLY

Teacher: Nicole Crandell

Offered 6th Hour                                     

Introductory STEAM (STEM + Art) for K-1 students.  We will explore hands-on process driven art and STEM projects in an effort to inspire creative thinking and problem solving.  Some projects will be open ended, and others will be more guided but they will all have experimentation and inquiry at their core.  We will learn...but we will learn through play!

Supplies:

  • $15 Supply Fee per Semester

Elementary Music

Wednesdays ONLY

Teacher: Christi Woodrow

Offered 6th Hour

Students will learn about: * musical form * basic musical notation * families of instruments * rhythmic & melodic patterns * Kodály solfege hand signals Students will experience, identify, respond to, and create music in a variety of ways including movement, singing, and classroom instruments. (Recorders will also be used in 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grade music classes.)

 

Course Description for Music Appreciation classes: Students will create a Music History timeline to learn about a variety of music and composers prior to the 21st century Students will learn about and / or review: * musical form * basic musical notation * rhythmic & melodic patterns * Kodály solfege hand signals * families of instruments Students will experience, identify, respond to, and create music in a variety of ways including movement, singing, and classroom instruments. (Recorders will also be used in the 5th/6th grade Music Appreciation class.)

Will let you know materials needed ASAP (I’m checking on something with my Music Store friend)

Supplies:

  • Spiral Notebook

  • Pencils

  • 1 package of lined index cards

  • $10 Supply Fee per Semester

You'll notice trees as our group theme. This is no accident! *Psalm 1:1-3* 

We ASPIRE to walk with you and support you in every way possible with grace and guidance so that your family tree produces every good fruit of the spirit. 

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