Course description: English Language Arts for Middle School is a course focused on language and reading comprehension: LANGUAGE- parts of speech, tenses, sentence structure, writing process and editing, spelling, vocabulary, and structured literacy. READING-reading for purpose, main idea, and comprehension. Topics: Grammar, vocabulary, critical thinking, structured literacy (rules of language), composing an essay, using creative and figurative language, making predictions, organizing ideas, and writing for a variety of purposes (persuasion, description, creative, narration). - Word of the Day (Vocabulary weekly work) Writing assignments: ● Writing a 5-paragraph essay ● Creative writing (poetry) ● Persuasive essay ● Narrative essay ● Book analysis/project Possible texts: ● “Language! The Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum” ● “Wonder”- R.J. Palacio
The Math 6 (3.0) works a little differently than the 2.0. The academic content is the same as always and includes over 100 hours of multimedia instruction! However, each course is now delivered online as a 12-month subscription (per student). This obviously means no more discs (and, importantly, no more need
for expensive disc replacements). It also means physical books have been replaced by eBooks (with the cost savings passed along to you).
In this course we will advance mastery of arithmetic computations with whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. We will extend our knowledge of percents to include percent problems using fractions and decimals. We will also study the basics of geometry and geometric measurement, statistics and probability, graphing concepts, and begin to solve equations and inequalities. Throughout the year we will include real world applications using what we have learned.
In this interesting and exciting class we will be stamping our passports along the way through every continent in the world and the countries within them! Along the way we will be stopping off in our text books (My World History- Pearson) to learn facts and the geography of each content as well as doing hands on projects relating to the individual countries and traditions. We will not just be learning about the countries themselves but learning what its like to be there by, visiting foods as well as clothing and art from every place we visit. Each student will receive a pass port at the beginning of class and check off assignments as they go to insure progress and engagement. This will be a fun and hands on look at the world and the people that inhabit it.
Pop Culture in American History “History never looks like history when you are living through it.” The above quote is so very true. Each and every day we “create” history. Granted, it may only be on a personal level, but it is history nonetheless. In this class we’ll be learning about the everyday things in our culture that had a profound impact on daily life. Beginning in the 1950s with the spread of a new medium called “television” we’ll explore pop culture and its influence on American life. Additionally, we’ll look at radio, film, toys, music, fashion, cars, and social media. It is hoped that those who participate in this class will begin to learn that the “everyday,” the “mundane,” the things we take for granted, impact us in ways that may not realize until years later. *Please note, bad language and/or inappropriate content will not be presented in this class.
This middle school course will incorporate classic age appropriate literature with movies for an exciting way to learn. Some of the literature we will read the students will also watch the correlating movie at home. We will have discussion questions on character, setting, plot, author, and so much more. Comparison and contrast essays for these literature and theater works as well as fun hands on projects will be part of this class. Not all literature we cover will have a book and a movie with the same title. The goal is to expose students to works they are not familiar with, enhance their desire to read, learn how to express their opinion through verbal and written assignments and have a creative alternative to learning English skills. There will be a book list for materials to purchase for this class. Books may be audio, digital or hard copy. I prefer hard copies but every learning style succeeds differently so whichever way suits your student best will be fine. This course can be counted as an English course if grammar, vocabulary, spelling are supplemented at home. Reading is a great passion of mine and I’m so excited to teach this class and share with them the wonderful world of literature and cinema!
In Pre-Algebra, we will review arithmetic basics with whole numbers, rational numbers, decimals, and percents. We will measure length, area, and volume using both customary and metric measures. We will connect arithmetic operations to simple algebraic equations. Our equation journey will advance to include positive and negative numbers and multi-step solutions. We will combine like terms and simplify rational expressions. We will learn about exponents and operations with powers. We will extend our geometry knowledge to include angles and angle relationships, triangles, quadrilaterals, congruent and similar figures, and the Pythagorean Theorem. We will graph equations using the slope and y-intercept. We will complete our year with an introduction to statistics and probability, equations and the distributive property, absolute value, and the distance formula.
Priest Lake Academy's middle school science course is designed to prepare students for the challenges of upcoming high school science academics. Three credits of science are required by state standards in Tennessee in order for a student to graduate. This interactive class is designed to develop critical thinking skills. Each week, units begin with a topic overview, story-based instruction, and hands-on activity demonstrating a key science concept. This is followed by discussion, journaling and comprehension questions before ending with a summary and related scriptural object lesson. Each hands-on activity has step-by-step directions with illustrations for each step.
A Reason for Science, Book G is designed for Grade 7 and covers plant reproduction; human anatomy; adhesives; center of gravity; buoyancy; transfer of forces; atmospheric pressure; solar system; earth materials; properties of light; sound; states of matter and more.
Students require only the work text for Level G.
Top 5 Reasons to Learn American Sign Language
1. Meet and talk to many new people.
2. Have a complete conversation from across a crowded room.
3. Become a body language expert and read people like a book.
4. Become Bilingual with a cool language.
5. Have private conversations in public.
Taking the High School/ Middle School ASL courses can help you do all of theses things and then some. Structured so it can be used as the foreign language credit for high school if needed. Fun enough that you forget you’re working for that credit. Lifeprint.com is the base curriculum. We will cover vocabulary, grammar and deaf culture. I have a unique perspective on the Deaf culture and community since I grew up on the fence between the hearing and deaf communities. Many times jumping back and forth over the fence to accommodate everyone. Come hear my crazy stories of growing up in a Deaf family and play some games as we learn to talk with our hands…and bodies….and faces.