Electives

Physical Education - 2nd-5th grade - Alaina Barreras
The goal for sports & Games class is for all students to learn teamwork, leadership, the joy of exercise with others, and of course good sportsmanship. Playing in a team helps children to develop many of the social skills they will need for life. It teaches them to cooperate, to be less selfish, and to listen to other children. It also gives children a sense of belonging.

Each week we will play group athletic games where we will learn to enjoy exercise and exercise our bodies properly. The goal is not as much as athletic skills, but learning daily exercise in group sportsmanship. We will play various types of games such as Dodgeball, Kickball, Freeze Tag, Four Square, Capture The Flag, Flag Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Sharks and Minnows, and Relay Race Games. On days that are rainy and dreary we will play indoor games such as card and board games and learn new fun exercises and stretches. These games are designed to maximize activity for kids in confined spaces (such as the classroom) Some of these games are high intensity, some are based on movement that stimulates brain activity, and some are designed with the simple goal of getting kids up, active, and happy to move.

Tuition is $35 a month per child. Class maximum is 14 students.  2nd grade (ages 7 & up) – 5th grade. Students are expected to bring tennis shoes each week to class.

Alaina’s contact information: alaina.barreras@outlook.com 346-336-0179 Mailing Address: 1926 Timber Ranch Dr Magnolia, Tx 77355

 

Speech - Kelly Wood
Prerequisites: knowing how to write a high school level outline and essay
Public speaking is an important skill useful not only for a career but also in daily life as well. Your student will leave this class with the tools needed for giving a speech in a college setting, which is an element of most college classes. He/She will also gain experience in answering questions in a job interview, welcoming guests to an event, sharing an opinion effectively in a gathering or meeting, and more. We will begin by spending some time building confidence speaking in front of people with some fun, low-risk reading aloud of some famous poems and speeches. We will then move on to learn the foundation followed by successful speakers, and the skills needed to connect with your audience. Students will discover how to accurately time oral presentations, and the “Wizard of Uhs” will help make every word count. A few of the tasks we will accomplish will be viewing and critiquing sample speeches, delivering a narrative speech, descriptive speech, persuasive speech, and completing a group project speech utilizing PowerPoint. We will utilize the student materials from Speech Bootcamp as well as some materials from Secrets of Great Communicators. Expected time outside of class each week: 3-4 hours. (1 speech credit; 0.5 English credit)

 

You will need to purchase:
Secrets of Great Communicators (Student Text)
1.5 or 2 inch 3-ring binder
Notebook paper
Pencil or pen
6 divider tabs (Notes, Misc. Speeches, Narrative Speech, Descriptive Speech, Persuasive Speech, Group Project)

Additional materials will be printed and handed out in class.

Tuition is $50 per month (July through April) with a one-time $40 supply/printing fee due in July. The first payment must include the supply fee.

Payment options:
1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed on the first of the month
2) Set up a bank draft to arrive on the 1st of the month
3) Pay for the entire year by semester (1st semester dated July 1: $290 & 2nd semester dated Dec 1: $250)

Please mail the registration form and tuition payment to 1431 West Welsford Dr. Spring, TX 77386. Kelly can be reached at thefamilywood@gmail.com.

Spanish I - Sandy Sacchieri
Spanish 1: Grades 8-12      Mondays 10:20-11:50

Spanish 1 is an introduction to Spanish and focuses on the four key areas of foreign language study: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students in this course will learn basic Spanish vocabulary including but not limited to: numbers, colors, greetings, food, months of the year, seasons and weather, classroom commands, home and family, clothing and school. Each unit also includes a study of different Latin American countries. Students will be expected to learn and use proper Spanish sentence structures, articles and adjectives, subject-verb agreement, and regular and irregular verb conjugations. Cultural activities will accompany language lessons to acquaint students with food, artistic expression, and diversity of the Spanish-speaking world. Scripture memory and recitation will also be included in this high school credit course.

Prerequisite: Must be in 8th grade or higher

Required Student Text: Avancemos! Student Edition Level 1 2013* edition

ISBN-13: 978-0547871912

ISBN-10: 0547871910

(available new, used or to rent on Amazon)

Supplies: Composition notebook, writing utensils, glue stick, scissors

Expected time outside class each week needed for preparation and homework – 4 hours

To register, please fill out the Training Center registration form and mail it along with your $50 tuition and $20 supply fee ($70.00) payment dated July 1, 2020. There are a total of 10 tuition payments of $50.00 (due on the 1st of July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb., March, April). A late fee of $10.00 per class will be added for fees received after the 10th of each month.

Contact info: Sandy Sacchieri 281-684-3238, Address: 9603 Azure Lake Dr., Magnolia, Tx 77354. Email: srasacchieri@gmail.com.

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2020-April 2021); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month;   3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester dated July 1, and 2nd semester dated Dec 1, 2020). NOTE: The first payment should include the supply fee. As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.

 

Spanish 2 - Sandy Sacchieri

Spanish 2: Grades 9-12           Mondays 8:45-10:15

Spanish 2 begins with a detailed review of Spanish 1 grammatical concepts.  There will be increased opportunities to use the language through speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Students will learn new vocabulary and additional grammar concepts necessary to create more sophisticated readings and detailed dialogues. Each unit of study will consist of a new vocabulary theme and grammar concept, reading and listening comprehension activities, speaking and writing activities, multimedia cultural presentations, and interactive activities and practices that reinforce vocabulary and grammar.  Students will be engaged in a variety of activities to foster a better understanding of the language and culture. Scripture memory and recitation will also be included in this high school credit course.

Prerequisite: Spanish 1 or a score 85% or higher on Spanish 1 Final Exam

 

Supplies: Composition notebook, writing utensils, glue stick, scissors

Expected time outside class each week needed for preparation and homework – 4 hours

To register, please fill out the Training Center registration form and mail it along with your $50 tuition and $20 supply fee ($70.00) payment dated July 1, 2020. There are a total of 10 tuition payments of $50.00 (due on the 1st of July, Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., Jan., Feb., March, April). A late fee of $10.00 per class will be added for fees received after the 10th of each month.

Contact info: Sandy Sacchieri 281-684-3238, Address: 9603 Azure Lake Dr., Magnolia, Tx 77354. Email: srasacchieri@gmail.com.

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed at the first of the month (July 2020-April 2021); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month;   3) Pay for entire year by semester (1st semester dated July 1, and 2nd semester dated Dec 1, 2020). NOTE: The first payment should include the supply fee. As we often turn students away once you have reserved your space, there will be no refunds given after July 1.