Block C: 8-9-Year-Old Classes

In homeschooling we recognize that a grade category doesn’t always fit your child. Some children need a little longer to develop academically or socially.

Students in Block C should be very strong readers so they can be prepared to begin learning to write full paragraphs.

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Opening Assembly

9:00 – 9:20 AM

Class Description: The grammar opening assembly is a time where students come together for memorization of a Bible passage and major historical events. The grammar  level is the optimal time for students to be working on memorization.

Teacher: Carolyn Hendricks


9:25 – 10:10 AM

Class Description: Humorous characters, cunning creatures, and meritorious men of history will captivate students as they learn to write with structure and style. The class will complete 7 units on skills like note-taking, summarizing narrative stories, writing from pictures, putting together a mini research report, and composing creative essays.

Teacher: Hannah Rose


10:15 – 11:00 AM

Class Description: Take a tour around the globe! Students will learn the basics of geography from the continents, cardinal directions, latitude/longitude and much more! This year, we will explore Veritas Press’ Legends & Leagues North workbook where we will visit the British Isles, Europe, Scandanavia, the North Pole and the Former USSR.

Teacher: Cathy Brittain


11:05 – 11:45 AM

Class Description: We will be Exploring creation with botany this year! The book begins with a lesson of botany and the process of classifying plants. It then discusses the development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, how plants get their water and nutrients, and how water and nutrients are distributed throughout the different plant structures. We will include many fun activities, games, and projects!

Teacher: Michelle Matlock

Physical Education

12:20 – 1:05 PM

Class Description: In PE class we strive to give our students a healthy dose of exercise through a variety of interactive games. We encourage godly competition, and team work. Above all we teach that our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Ghost and should be treated accordingly. For the first five minutes of class every year we learn something about how God the Creator designed these human vessels. This year we will be learning/reviewing the scientific names of our muscles and bones.

Please note: Students should wear appropriate shoes, and clothes for PE. Sneaker style shoes, and for those girls that prefer dresses, they will need to wear shorts under them. Please bring water bottles to class.

Teacher: Kim Humphrey


1:10 – 1:55 PM

Class Description: A beginning Latin grammar course for all ages, but designed for students as young as 3rd grade. Vocabulary, systematic grammar, practice exercises, and Latin sayings are featured in each lesson. Prayers, songs, history lessons, and games are also included to add interest and motivation. Each week, students will be tested on previous week’s lesson. There are 25 lessons and 5 reviews. During class time, we will go through each lesson time permitting. Students will receive a weekly handout with memory homework. Students will be graded on weekly quizzes and review tests.

Teachers: Anna Holmes


2:00 – 2:45 PM

Class Description: Grammar art is a combination of art history and art technique, taught at age-appropriate levels. Students will learn about famous artists from different eras, be introduced to art vocabulary, and create amazing projects using a variety of media. Homework will be very minimal, if any, and will be optional.

Teacher: Sarah Thomas


2:50 – 3:35 PM

Class Description: This class is primarily about developing skills in drama, music, and choreographed movement in preparation for this year’s production, Doctor Dolittle, based on the book The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting. Students will put on one main-stage production for family and friends. We will be playing drama games, singing, dancing, and learning how to project our voices, become believable, have stage confidence, and also learn some basic music theory. Students are expected to memorize lines at home, attend the dress rehearsal and the production.

Please note: If students are not able to attend the production for vacation or other reasons they may attend the class, but need to let us know ASAP so they are not casted in a role.

Teacher: Katie Howard & Bobbi Pangborn

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