WCPSP Center For Creative Learning 2018-2019

 
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Middle School Academy Schedule

Tuesday School Courses: Middle School Academy



Bible

Teacher- Jamie Grasmick earned her B. A. in English Literature as well as her Master’s in Education from Azusa Pacific University. She has been teaching English to middle school and high school students for fifteen years. Her passion is not only teaching English, but raising young men and women to become Christian leaders. She is a pastor’s wife and passionate Christ follower.

Students will follow the Awana Curriculum for Middle School Students. 6th-8th grade students will using the book titled Trek, His Love, which is a part of the AWANA middle school curriculum.



Speech and Debate

Teacher- Christina LeMaster. Students will study and practice various types of speeches in the classroom setting including informative and persuasive speeches as well as memorization of poetry and scripture.



Science

Teacher- Amber Collins has been married for 13 years and has four children ranging in age from 11 to 6. She has been homeschooling for six years. She attended Concordia University in Irvine and in her second year of college, transferred to Azusa Pacific, graduating with a BA in liberal studies. She was a substitute teacher for a couple of years as she attended Chapman University's teaching credential program. She received her teaching credential in 2006. She is very involved serving in multiple capacities at her church, The Way Bible Fellowship, in Fontana.


Course Description:

This year our middle school students will be using the Christian Kids Explore curriculum. We will be learning about physics with the goal of developing an understanding of matter and energy and the rules they follow within the design of God’s creation. Students will engage in hands on activities as we go through this Scripture based science curriculum.



Literary Circles

Teacher- Jamie Grasmick is an experienced teacher and educator. She currently teaches college level writing as well as homeschools her four children.

Students will read 1-4 novels over the course of the year and engage in literary circles to discuss the readings with their classmates. In literary circles, small groups of students gather together to discuss a piece of literature in depth. The roles of Connector, Summarizer, Discussion Director, Illustrator, Word Wizard, and Literary Luminary will be assigned weekly in preparation for the discussion.