Class Descriptions for 5th-8th

2017-2018 Classes COMING SOON!

Alphabetical by class name.

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

ALL 5th-8th students MUST attend Assembly EVERYDAY in the Chapel.

American History- 7th & 8th Grade Only

We will have a basic overview of US History from the beginning to present times.  ALL Tuesday 7th & 8th graders take American History.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: curriculum to be announced

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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: additional $30 in January

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor: Jonee Paul

Class Time: 1 hour

Astronomy- Apologia: Exploring Creation- 5th & 6th Grade Only

 Explore the farthest reaches of God’s creation with many hands-on activities to help young scientists retain what they learn, this science curriculum introduces students to the wonders of our solar system, the stars, and beyond.  Our tour of the universe begins with our sun, the planets, the asteroid belt, dwarf planets, and the Kuiper belt.  Then we set off across the stars to explore galaxies, nebulae, and even black holes as they reveal the marvel and might of our loving Creator.  ALL Tuesday 5th & 6th graders will take Apologia: Exploring Creation with Astronomy.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: Apologia: Exploring Creation with Astronomy Textbook and Notebooking Journal (NOT Junior) Edition to be announced

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Beginning Spanish

An introduction to basic Spanish.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: To Be Announced

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time:  1 hour

Book Club

In Book Club, the students will read grade level appropriate books, discuss, and do projects on based on these books.  Some of the projects could be written, some could be posters, some could be dioramas, some could be cooking activities, etc.  The teacher will assign and/or do different things for each book read and discussed.  With ALL new books!  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: 2017-2018 Book List COMING SOON! Books MUST be purchased by parents and brought to EVERY class!  Books may be purchased throughout the school year as needed.

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time: 1 hour

Cooking: Eat Your Way Through the USA

  In this class, students will cook dishes from states around the USA.  Students will learn basic cooking skills and techniques.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee: additional $30 in January

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time: 1 hour

Creative Writing- NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

  The students will be given writing assignments and expected to complete them at their own developmental writing level.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time: 1 hour

Crime & Court COMBO CLASS (Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) & Order in the Court)

 This class for middle school students is a fun, hands-on introduction to the scientific principles and techniques used by real-life forensic experts.  Students will see the entire process from crime scene to courtroom, including mock trials.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee:  additional $15 in January

Supplies Needed: To Be Announced

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time:  1 hour

DIY: Do-It-Yourself Project Class

From cooking to functional crafts, join us in our “make it and take it” class workshops. Class projects could take weeks to finish.  With ALL new projects!  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee: additional $30 in January

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor: To Be announced

Class Time: 1 hour

Fitness Fun & Team Building- ALL 5th-8th Grade Thursday Students

 This class will encourage students to enjoy being physically active while engaging in a variety of indoor and outdoor physical activities.  Sportsmanship and team work will be our focus.  The students will be divided into groups and assigned to different activities each week.  ALL 5th-8th Grade Thursday Students will participate.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: none

Instructor: ALL 5th-8th Grade teachers together

Class Time: 1 hour

General Science-Apologia- 7th & 8th Grade Only

Course will be outlined as an introduction to the sciences. It covers topics like the history of science, scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, human anatomy, and physiology. Hands-on experiments are included, all using household items.  Homework and tests are a REQUIREMENT.  ALL Thursday 7th & 8th graders will take General Science.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: Textbook required Apologia: Exploring Creation with General Science (2nd ed.)

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class time: 1 hour 15 minutes

How does it work? (Interactive Construction)

  Students will develop thinking, reasoning, investigative, and creative skills.  They will work together while using scientific know how to experiment with how things work and design their own creations.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee: additional $15 in January

Supplies Needed: To Be Announced

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time:1 hour

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.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: To Be Announced

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time: 1 hour

Physical Science-Apologia- 7th & 8th Grade Only- NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR- will be offered in 2018-2019

Using the Apologia textbook, Exploring Creation with Physical Science (2nd ed.), we will take a grand journey through God’s Creation. Students will explore the world around them and what makes it work, learn about the inner workings of atoms, and travel into the universe through hands-on experiments and activities.  ALL experiments will be done in class.  ALL videos on the media CD will be watched in class.  ALL reading, study guides, and tests will be an “at home” requirement as outlined in the class syllabus.  ALL Tuesday 7th & 8th graders will take Physical Science.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: Textbook required Apologia: Exploring Creation with Physical Science (2nd ed.)

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Story of the World History Volume 1- 5th & 6th Grade Only

  We will study Ancient Times: From the Earliest of Nomads to the Last Roman Empire.  ALL Thursday 5th & 6th graders will take Story of the World History.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: Textbook required Story of the World Volume 1 (Siblings can share.  Purchase only one per family.)

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Study Skills- Recommended for 6th, 7th, & 8th Grades- NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR

A comprehensive study skills class. Topics include process of learning, memory, learning strategies, and note-taking skills. Class recommended for 6th, 7th, & 8th graders.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: Textbook required- The Middle School Student’s Guide to Study Skills by Susan Mulcaire at Tween Publishing, Can be found at www.middleschoolguide.com

Instructor: 

Class time: 1 hour

Texas History- 7th & 8th Grade Only- NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR- will be offered in 2018-2019

 This class will offer an in depth study of past and present Texas History as we explore our rich state history with hands-on activities and field trips* too.  (*Field trips are OPTITIONAL and will be an encouraged parent/student outing.  COMPASS will NOT provide any transportation to field trips.  Details will be in the class syllabus.)  ALL Thursday 7th & 8th graders take Texas History.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies Needed: To Be Announced

Instructor: 

Class Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

U.S. Geography- NOT OFFERED THIS YEAR- will be offered in 2018-2019

  We will make our way across the great United States.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies: To Be Announced

Instructor: 

Class Time: 1 hour

World Geography

  The students will be taken on a “journey” to each continent.  As they blaze the trail, there are many interesting topics to explore.  The students will soon be able to recognize important characteristics of each continent, read and create maps, identify key geographical terms and more, while they work through a variety of quick daily lessons or dig into in-depth geography studies.  Class offered to 5th-8th graders.

Supply Fee: included in $80 supply fee

Supplies: To Be Announced

Instructor: To Be Announced

Class Time: 1 hour