5th-8th Class Descriptions

2022-2023 Classes listed below!!!

Alphabetical by class name.  (Class descriptions are below chart.)

Please note any REQUIRED books and materials and any ADDITIONAL fees. (See chart below.)

ALL 5th-8th students are responsible for completing ALL assignments (both in class AND at home).

ALL 5th-8th students MUST bring notebook paper, pencil, and pen EVERYDAY.

All 5th-8th students will attend Assembly each day.

CLASSTEACHERHOMEWORKBOOKSSUPPLIESFEES
ArtJoneenononenone$30 due in January
Healthy HabitsKatiyesyesyesnone
Missionary StudiesBrittyesyesyesnone
MusicJannayesnoneyesnone
P.E. (Physical Education)Brittnononeyesnone
Science (5th/6th)Kimyesyesyesnone
Science (7th/8th)Katiyesyesyesnone
SpanishKatiyesyesyes$20 due First Day
Story of the World 2 (5th/6th)Kimyesyesyesnone
Texas History (7th/8th)Kimyesnoneyesnone
Writing (5th/6th)Brittyesyesyesnone
Writing (7th/8th)Brittyesyesyesnone

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS (Alphabetical by class name)

ART– This class will guide students in the development of their artistic talents. This is done by first teaching students how to acquire the visual perception of an artist. The individual style of each student grows as they explore a variety of medias, artistic styles, and techniques. Students will gain the confidence needed to express individual creativity.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee Due in January: $30

Supplies Needed: none

Books Needed: none

HEALTHY HABITS– This class is a Bible-based guide to being a healthy, well-rounded pre-teen and teenager.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supplies Needed: 

  • Spiral Notebook
  • Composition Book
  • Pocket Folder

Books Needed: REQUIRED Total Health Middle School TEXTBOOK (Siblings can share.  Purchase only one textbook per family.)

MISSIONARY STUDIES– This class will study about the lives of missionaries and learn how to reach out to our own community through occasional voluntary community projects.  Optional service projects will be planned outside of COMPASS hours.  ***NEW MISSIONARIES*** Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supplies Needed: Spiral Notebook OR Composition Book

Books Needed: REQUIRED Bible, Books MUST be purchased by parents and brought to EVERY class!  Books may be purchased throughout the semester as needed.  Siblings can share books.  Books will include the following:

  • David Livingstone: Africa’s Trailblazer by Janet & Geoff Benge (Needed FIRST)
  • Mary Slessor: Foward into Calabar by Janet & George Benge
  • William Wilberforce: Take Up the Fight by Janet & George Benge
  • Elizabeth Fry: Angel of Newgate by Janet & George Benge

MUSIC– In this class, students will explore musical concepts in a group setting.  Music students will have the opportunity to perform during the school year.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supplies Needed: Binder (1in.)

Books Needed: none

P.E. (Physical Education)– This class will focus on physical fitness while doing gross motor activities and group games.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supplies Needed:

  • solid athletic shoes
  • reusable water bottle (with name on it)
  • dress appropriately for the weather

Books Needed: none

SCIENCE5th & 6th Grade– This class will introduce students to basic science concepts that will include minerals & rocks, energy & heat, sound, light, climate, and the respiratory and circulatory systems.  This class will include fun and exciting experiments and science projects.  ALL 5th & 6th graders will take Science each day.

Supplies Needed: Pocket Folder

Books Needed: REQUIRED- BJU Science 5 TEXTBOOK (4th Edition) (Siblings can share.  Purchase only one textbook per family.)

SCIENCE7th & 8th Grade– This class covers many areas of science some of which include Life Science, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Biology.  Students will learn about each of these while using the Scientific Method.  This class will include experiments and science projects.  ALL 7th & 8th graders will take Science each day.

Supplies Needed:

  • 3-Subject Spiral Notebook
  • Binder (1in.)
  • 8 Dividers

Books Needed: REQUIRED- Apologia General Science TEXTBOOK (3rd Edition) (Siblings can share.  Purchase only one textbook per family.)

SPANISH– An introduction to basic Spanish.  This year’s topic will be “Mi vida” which translates to “My Life”.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supplies Needed:

  • Spiral Notebook OR Composition Book
  • Pocket Folder
  • Index Cards with box to store cards OR ring to keep cards together

Books Needed: REQUIRED Spanish for You $20 (To be paid at Meet the Teacher Night- separate check from September tuition.)

STORY OF THE WORLD VOLUME 25th & 6th Grade– This class will study The Middle Ages from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance.  ALL 5th & 6th graders will take Story of the World History each day.

Supplies Needed: Pocket Folder

Books Needed: REQUIRED- Story of the World Volume 2 TEXTBOOK (Siblings can share.  Purchase only one textbook per family.)

TEXAS HISTORY7th & 8th Grade– This class will have a basic overview of Texas History.  ALL 7th & 8th graders take Texas History each day.

Supplies Needed:

  • Spiral Notebook OR Composition Book
  • Pocket Folder

Books Needed: none

WRITING5th & 6th Grade– This class uses IEW Ancient History-Based writing curriculum which will expose students to the ancient world through cultural literature and the study of famous places and events while they learn to write with IEW’s Structure and Style writing method.  ALL 5th & 6th graders take Writing each day.

Supplies Needed:

  • Binder (large enough to hold sheet protectors)
  • 30 Clear Sheet Protectors

Books Needed: REQUIRED IEW Ancient History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book (6th Edition)

WRITING- 7th & 8th Grade– This class uses IEW US History-Based writing curriculum which allows students to delve into the excitement of explorers, battles, land expansion, famous ships, and founding fathers while learning to write with the Structure and Style writing method.  ALL 7th & 8th graders take Writing each day.

Supplies Needed: 

  • Binder (large enough to hold sheet protectors)
  • 30 Clear Sheet Protectors

Books Needed: REQUIRED IEW U.S. History-Based Writing Lessons Student Book (2nd Edition)