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3/4 Science & History 9am

Grades 3 - 4
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Course Schedule
Class Follows K-6 Annual Schedule
Dates: 2023-08-22 to 2024-04-02
Tuition: $150 / Annual
Supplies: $0
Expectations and Homework
This class may have optional take-home lessons and/or activities. No regular homework will be assigned. If a student has purchased the science books, it would be helpful to read the up-coming lesson prior to class. This is also optional, as buying the books is not required.
Class Supplies Needed
Students should bring a pencil, folder and spiral bound notebook paper to class.
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About the Course
3/4 Science & History 9am

The Science portion of this class will be taught by Maggie Saylor. $105 of the $150 cost of the class will be paid to her. 

The History portion of this class will be taught by Jessica Mittwede. $45 of the $150 cost of the class will be paid to her. 

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The curriculum we will be using is, Answers in Genesis. We'll be using 4 books from the God's Design series. The books will be taught in this order. 

1) God's Design for Heaven & Earth- Our Planet Earth

2) God's Design for Chemistry & Ecology- Properties of Matter

3) God's Design for the Physical World- Machines & Motion

4) God's Design for Life- The World of Animals

Books are not required, however it may be useful to have students read over the material and be familiar with it prior to class and/or discuss with parents after class. 

If you want to purchase books, you can do so, here: 



The science portion of this class is 60 mins and will include discussing one unit of material from our book during the first part of class. One unit covers many lessons, so we will be covering the highlights of each unit. My goal is to give an introduction to many science topics, not to go too in-depth on any one topic in particular, as all of these topics will be revisited more in-depth in the years to come. The second part of science class may include any of the following: hands-on activities, experiments, games, songs, worksheets, etc. We will wrap up our science class with review of what we've learned that day. 



The history portion of this class is 30 mins long and will be taught by Jessica Mittwede. We will be covering Medieval history this year! This will include memory work, hands-on activities, the use of maps and discussion over history events included in the cards.

The curriculum we will be using is Classical Conversations History Cards: Medieval World. I will be basing our lessons off these cards but it is not necessary for students to have these cards for class. However, if you are still interested in purchasing them, you can at https://classicalconversationsbooks.com/products/fs047.

There won't be any required homework. I will send home optional history homework each week.



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About Maggie

I am very excited to teach 3rd & 4th grade science again this year! I have always LOVED science and am looking forward to teaching your kids this year!
My prayer is that my students will "see God in the science". If I strive to do anything well this school year, it is that!
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene at the University of Louisville in 2007. I am a dental hygienist by trade, but a homeschool mom at heart! A few of my interests include: gardening, canning, baking, hiking, reading, raising chickens, all things 4-H and being involved with our church! I look forward to meeting you and your kids this year and sharing my love of science with them!

About Jessica

I graduated from Belhaven University in 2009 with a degree in elementary education. I then continued my education to become certified with the American Montessori Society. I taught in an elementary Montessori classroom in the Jackson Public School District in Mississippi for four years. I left to be a stay at home mom to my oldest daughter in 2013. Montessori opened my eyes to the beauty of children learning at their own pace. I knew I would love to homeschool, and I have enjoyed the privilege of being able to do so since they started school. I now have four children that attend Cornerstone, and being a part of the community here has been a blessing in our homeschool journey.
I currently teach history for third and fourth grade. I enjoy discussing and learning about different pedagogies. I am particularly inspired by Charlotte Mason, Classical Education, and Montessori.
You can find me in the garden, running, hiking, baking and trying new skills or crafts that catch my eye.

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