1st-3rd Grade Spring 2020 Semester Schedule

These classes are only offered at our FCC Campus. Students may only register for one campus.

Room assignments listed on this page will not be finalized until after registration closes because they are determined by actual registration numbers.

** Additional fee required. See class description.

^  Pre-requisite applies. See class description.

First Period

(9:20-10:15)

 

 

Beginner Violin/Viola/Cello Group Lesson**

Coding w/ Dash & Dot**

(3rd grade only)

Discovering Great Artists**

 

Junior Choir

Medieval Math

Unsung Heroes

(3rd grade only)

What Would Abe Lincoln Eat?

Second Period

(10:20-11:15)

 

 

Classic Tales Connections

 

Crazy 8s Math Club

Drawing: Animals**

Fancy Nancy Storytime

Gym Games

 

Violin/Viola/Cello Group Lesson**

Third Period

(11:20-12:15)

Beginner Piano**

(ages 8 and up)

 

Chess Club

Focus on Geology

Spanish Storytime

STEAM Learning w/ Lego

Tour of the U.S.A.

1st-3rd Grade Class Descriptions

Beginner Piano

Location: Café B

This class is only for those who are a mature 8 years old and up. Please see the class description in the 4th-6th grade group.

Beginner Violin/Viola/Cello 

Location: Café B

Please see the class description in the 4th-6th grade group.

Chess Club

Location: Welcome Center S

This class is for those students in 1st-6th grade who already know how to play chess and have a good working knowledge of the game. The purpose of this class is NOT to teach the students how to play, but to give them the opportunity to play other students of varying skill levels and to improve their game. If the students are interested, a tournament will be held during the last several weeks of the session. Let's play some chess!  (K. Alvarez) 
NOTE: Each student should bring a chess set to class.

Classic Tales Connection

Location: Welcome Center S

Students will hear richly told classic tales each week and answer questions to spark conversation and enhance comprehension. We will practice writing and critical thinking, hear customs from varying cultures and times, and make delightful crafts or eat delicious snacks inspired by our stories. Most importantly, we will find principles we can connect to our lives to help us become the people God made us to be.  (L. Millek)

Coding w/ Dash & Dot (3rd grade only)

Location: Sanctuary B

Please see the class description in the 4th-6th grade group.

NOTE: There is a $5 fee.

Crazy 8s Math Club

Location: Sanctuary B

This is no ordinary math class - back by popular demand! It's not a class at all, but a club. There is no curriculum, no paper and pencil exercises, and no sitting still. The club will meet each week to work on a project or game to reinforce grade level math concepts. Crazy 8s is designed to demonstrate math concepts in a high energy and interactive club atmosphere. Projects may include marshmallow shooters, bouncy dice explosion, and toilet paper olympics to name a few. It is a repeat of our fall semester class. Students should be prepared to get moving, have fun, and maybe learn a little along the way.  
(Crazy 8s Math is copyrighted by Bedtime Math Foundation. All class materials, content, and coach instruction will be provided by the organization).  (E. Harvey) 

Discovering Great Artists

Location: Welcome Center K

This class is based on the book by MaryAnn Kohl. Students will learn the history and biographies of great artists and then create art masterpieces using a variety of mediums, to replicate the styles and techniques of the masters!  This semester we will be covering the following artists/projects:

  • Giotto - Egg Paint

  • Angelico - Painting with Silver Leaf

  • Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque

  • El Greco - Drawing Tall Figures

  • Blake - Hand Colored Prints

  • Monet - Dabble in Paint

  • Degas - Resist in Motion

  • Homer - Wilderness Watercolor

  • Renoir - Mixed Media Still-Life

  • Van Gogh - Starry Night

The class will culminate in an art show during the last week of the semester, where students will display their favorite pieces. At the end of the semester students will bring home their entire portfolio. Students will not need to buy/bring any art supplies from home.  (S. Baloche)
NOTE: There is a $10 fee.

Drawing: Animals

Location: Room 142

Whether you’re a budding artist, someone who likes to doodle, or someone who wants to to learn how to draw, but doesn’t know where to start, this class may be just what you are looking for. We will start off by using pencils and hopefully progress into conte crayon. If time allows we will explore drawing with charcoal. You will learn how to draw forms, shapes, lines, shading, sketching and lots more. We will focus primarily on land animals, but if marine life such as sharks, dolphins or whales interests you then that’s fine too. Most of all I want you to have fun expressing your own artistic talents & creativity in a way that feels right to you. Each child will need to purchase a sketchbook before the semester begins. If you have questions about what type of sketchbook, please email the teacher. All other supplies will be provided and your student will have art supplies to take home at the end of the semester.  (K. Mitchell)

NOTE: There is a $5 fee.

Fancy Nancy Story Time

Location: Room 205
We will be reading a Fancy Nancy book and then doing a craft along with the book. We will also be learning the vocabulary words, having show and tell time, and students are more than welcome to join in the fun of making a journal entry about taking Frenchy (Nancy’s dog) home with them for a week. We have a variety of fun activities planned:  hosting a tea party, cupcake decorating, making a gift for Mom and Dad, and making hats and wands to go along with our tea party.   (M. Catalano)

NOTE: Send your student with a folder or 3-hole binder so that they have a place to keep their crafts and worksheets.


Focus on Geology

Location: Room 138
Following Real Science 4 Kids Focus on Geology we will explore the topic through reading, discussion, hands on experiments & projects and notebooking. 

Topics that will be covered include

  • What is Geology?

  • Geologist's Toolbox

  • What is Earth Made of?

  • Our Earth

  • Earth is Active

  • Earth's Spheres

  • The Geosphere

  • Air we Breathe

  • Our Water

  • Plants & Animals

  • Magnetic Earth

  • Working Together

(L. Padalik)

 

Gym Games

Location: Gym

LET'S GET FIT! 
Stretch, condition, move, play; 
Let's hop and skip the day away! 
With our friends we will all get fit; 
Then learn a new game so we can play it! 
A structured play time for all to enjoy; 
Fun for every girl and boy!  (J. McManus)

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Junior Choir

Location: Sanctuary A

Come join the choir - just for our younger grades! We have so much fun as we make music, make friends and explore the vocal talents we have all been blessed with. Learn how to use your instrument. No experience necessary. The more the merrier! The only requirement is that you can read - words, not necessarily music.  (M. Hoffman)

Medieval Math

Location: Room 138

Each week we will read a title from the Sir Cumference Series and put what we have learned into practice through hands on work, manipulatives and notebooking.  Lots of the lessons are game or play-based, so we will be splitting up into groups to move and learn kinesthetically.  Parents, be willing to jump in and help!
Titles will include:

  • Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi

  • Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens

  • Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland

  • Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

  • Sir Cumference and the Viking Map

  • Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle

  • Sir Cumference and the Off the Charts Dessert

  • Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

  • Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter

  • Sir Cumference and the Fraction Faire

(L. Padalik)

Spanish Storytime

Location: Room 204

¡Hola! In Spanish storytime we will be reading popular children’s books in English and Spanish. This class will be a partial repeat of the material we covered in Spring 2019. The children will learn Spanish nursery rhymes and end each storytime with a craft or game that will reinforce the vocabulary learned in the stories. We look forward to sharing a bit of our culture, music and history through books. ¡Gracias!  (L. Cabrera)

STEAM Learning w/ Lego

Location: Sanctuary A

What is STEAM? It's "an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guided student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.” In this class, students will explore the concepts of STEAM through the use of LEGO. Sculpting structures, fragmenting fractions, and studying symmetry are just some of the areas students will explore. Students will be given time for free exploration with LEGO, but this is not a free play class. Following directions, working cooperatively, and thinking critically is expected at all times.   (D. Giampietro)

Tour of the U.S.A.

Location: Room 205
Pack your bags!!! We will be going on a tour of the United States. We will be learning a song to help memorize all the states and their capitals. We will incorporate some arts and crafts to have fun while learning. Children will have the chance to get up in front of their peers and do a presentation on a state of their choice. We will send home a word search along with the YouTube link to let your child practice the song. You will need to provide a poster board or shoe box or whatever your child would like to use to aid their presentation.  (M. Catalano)

NOTE: Please send your child with a folder or 3-hole binder for the first day of class.

Unsung Heroes

Location: Room 204

This class is specially designed for 3rd-5th graders. We are going to take a look at people and animals from throughout history and around the world that have achieved great things or performed acts of bravery or self-sacrifice. The catch? They are not celebrated or recognized. We will discuss their stories, why they've been overlooked, and then have a group discussion time about what we have learned. We will have projects, crafts, and experiments as we learn more about these incredible individuals!  (H. McIntyre)

Violin/Viola/Cello Beginner and Group Lessons 

Location: Café B

Please see the class descriptions in the 4th-6th grade group and pick the appropriate class based on your child's experience.  (A. Weckesser)

What Would Abe Lincoln Eat?

Location: Room 205

Which president was an architect?  Who was blind in one eye?  Which president worked at Baskin Robbins?  Find out all of these fun facts and more in this US Presidents class!  We will learn about a different president each week.  We'll learn lots of interesting, little-known facts and important things these men accomplished.  Classes will be filled with activities, crafts, and snacks all about our president of the week!  (R. VanReed & L. King)

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