Classes & Teacher Info

FREE CLUBS & GROUPS

eClub ~ Entrepreneur’s Club - First Fridays - Sponsored by local small businesses. (Want to Sponsor a sale? Contact us to get on the calendar.)

Introducing children of all ages to each component of running their own business; from concept to sales. Sales are on First Fridays, with the eClub meeting directly afterward. All children are expected to fully clean the CHC before leaving the sale.  This is a FREE club for all members, and parents are encouraged to attend. eClub stands for Entrepreneur Club. It consists of young business owners learning about making products, advertising, income and loss, profit margins, and of COURSE, advertising. Thank you for supporting these young students as they discover their passions through eClub. Any CHC family may join eClub. Just contact us and we’ll get you started! Contact: suzanne.gose@gmail.com 

Bible Tribe ~ 12:00 on Wednesdays - Learn the books of the Bible in order, scripture memory, and Bible trivia. Ages 6-12. One time $5 materials fee to join. Lead by Annagail

Chess Club: New start up again this year! Bring your board and be ready to learn and play on First Fridays.

Student Newspaper:  Named as a nod to The Eagle. Join The Rooster newspaper staff meetings on Wednesdays from 12-12:30ish in the lunch area. Newcomers welcome at anytime. Contact Mitch Gose to join the staff.

 
Student Council: Who wants to help students plan events, dances, graduations, a homeschool year book and service projects?


Want to start a group or free club? Contact us through the Facebook page or email: communityhomeschoolcenter@gmail.com


CHC CLASSES:

UNIQUE DEVELOPMENT CLASSES

Hope Well Day School: RSVP and Enrollment Online:  www.HopeWellDay.org  Accepting Fall Enrollment for Individual Classes, Half and Full Day Programs!

Mondays & Wednesdays (Group 1- kindergarten and Elementary $15/class
Group 2- middle and high school  $15/class)

10:00-11 am. Social Skills:    Interpersonal Relationships & Public Speaking 
Fun class learning the ins and outs of social relationships and  personal and public communication using stories, group discussions, presentations, and projects
11am-12.    History, Art & Science Through the Ages 
Classical history, Art and Science classes using songs, stories, creative crafts & art forms, educational videos, games, and projects 
12-1 pm        Lunch Social Skills and recess all grades1- 2pm       Everyday Math Strategies & Games
Social skills group learning the Fine Art of dining etiquette, building friendships followed by group games and recess time. 
 Fun math class designed to increase higher order thinking, Mastery of practical math skills including ordinal math,budgeting and finance, everyday geometry, fractions in cooking and everyday life using songs, educational videos, group projects, cooking, & more 
2-3pm.      Life Skills for Home, Community, School & Career
Everyday life skills taught using social and life stories, presentations by Community leaders, projects, and practical and fun lessons for everyday home & car maintenance, shopping and cooking,  budgeting, cooking, employment & community relations​ skills. 


PRE-SCHOOL CLASSES

Cooking Classes: Cook n Grow: info@cookngrow.com 


Movie and Bingo Spanish (parents welcomed to attend) - Class is conducted by advanced Spanish students from Sra. Gose’s classes and uses Flip Flop Spanish Products. Each week the classes will focus on learning through games and movies. Students are exposed to  ten-fifteen words per week, phrases, classroom commands, and manners, of course….includes optional homework. No text required. $5/week if parents attend, $7/week for drop off students. 10am on Wednesdays. Contact Mitch.Gose@gmail.com to enroll.


Tiny Tots - (Ages 3-5) $40/month with discounts given for multiple children & classes. Soul Creative Arts | Amber Collier | soulcreativearts@gmail.com  Introductory dance, tumbling, and creative movement class for the littles! Activities are designed to develop strength, coordination, listening skills, creative thinking, and expression while focusing on pre-ballet, creative movement, and gymnastics skills in a fun environment. 


KINDERDANCE®  Free t-shirt or leotard with $20 Registration.  Email Debbie Bain at kinderdanceaggieland@gmail.com  

Instructor: Maddie is a Dance Science Major at Texas A&M specializing in working with children.  She is very accomplished at dance, tumbling, and cheerleading.  Maddie loves working with children and believes they should be treated with patience, kindness, and respect.  To learn more, please visit www.kdaggieland.com. 

Kindergym Ages 3-5:  Developmental floor gymnastics, physical fitness, and movement program blended with academic concepts such as numbers, colors, shapes, and songs.  Cost:  $37 per month.

Kinderdance Ages 3-5:  Students learn ballet, tap, acrobatics, and creative movement while learning their numbers, colors, shapes, songs, and age appropriate concepts.  Cost:  $42 per month.

Aggieland TOT: TOT (Teams of Tomorrow) is a unique program where athletics, academics, and agility are all combined to teach ball-handling and dribbling skills to students ages 3-6. The entire class is set to music, helping them retain the information even better (think of the Harlem Globetrotters, only cuter!). Weekly classes include a "Brain Train" section, where we reinforce academic concepts (shapes, mixing colors, counting in Spanish and French, vowels, 5 senses)! TOT offers amazing performance opportunities, like at halftime of a basketball game (like the Texas Aggies!), and performing for their parents at our end of the year Shine Time Celebration, where they receive their trophy for learning 25 basketball skills throughout the year! 

TOT Classes at CHC will be on Fridays from 11:00-11:45 am, for ages 3-6. All of our TOT teachers are CPR certified, background checked, fingerprinted, and insured, so you can trust that your precious child is in good hands!  Registration is open online at www.teamsoftomorrow.com.  




SCIENCES

Elementary Science Teacher: Nicole Fleming, a Texas certified elementary and high school teacher.  She has taught science at the CHC for four years with the mission of proclaiming Gods excellencies through science (1 Peter 2:9) Email: nicolefleming@gmail.com
Cost: Fall 2017 (Sept. 8- Nov. 17) Upper Elementary: $110 per student
Lower Elementary: $88 per student *Multiple student discounts can apply


Bricks 4 Kidz collegestation@bricks4kidz.com  979-450-0499
Our one hour classes explore architecture, engineering and technology concepts using LEGO® bricks.  Students participate in 4-6 week sessions focused on exciting themes including Space, Inventions, Famous Buildings, and Natural Disasters. Kids will begin to identify and understand early engineering principals through hands-on building with our specialized technic LEGO® kits. B4K instructors will introduce architectural and engineering concepts of scale, torque, friction and gear ratio in these interactive classes. Classes will follow unit themes and vary month to month. $45 / month


Computer Science/Programming and Game Design: Ages: Jr. High or High School student.  Cost: $40/month.  Students will learn the basics of computer programming using the Python language (often regarded as the best beginner's programming language) and follow CodeAcademy's Python introductory curriculum. Includes game design using the Processesing.py graphics library and begin developing 2D games for use on desktop operating systems and some mobile applications. Every student will finish out the year with their own game built and published by themselves!  For more information follow this link for the course syllabus and schedule: https://goo.gl/0vzrje To sign up, follow this link. https://goo.gl/czsCrD


Wilderness Science:  A hands-on class that will explore important topics like first aid and CPR, map reading and land navigation, building shelters in the wild, preparing survival kits to carry with you and in your vehicle, knot tying, how to best speak with 911 operators, escaping illegal restraints, and situational awareness.  Each week students will be learn with a new tool such as an orienteering compass, signal mirror, and flint fire starter, and even get CPR training. For more information follow this link for our course syllabus and schedule: https://goo.gl/ZSpTZx  Sign-up Link: https://goo.gl/bgU5Y0 Ages 12+ Cost: $30/month +$75 equipment charge for your student's survival kit materials. 

Instructor Information: Matthew Kruse  mr.kruse97@gmail.com Eagle Scout, fitness expert, and Texas A&M Engineering student; Matthew has a passion for the outdoors and a love for Christ. 


FOREIGN LANGUAGES 

Latin- Beginning Latin (Latina Christiana 1) and First Form Latin. Karmen McGee (karmen@freedomodyssey.net)The Beginning Latin class (5th-8th grade) is a great, non-threatening introduction to Latin vocabulary and grammar.  First Form Latin (7th-12th) starts at the same place as Latina Christiana, but covers the material much more quickly. Second Form (second year Latin) is available, if there is an interest.  Bio:  Karmen McGee has been homeschooling since 1998, and teaching Latin at a homeschool co-op for over 5 years.  She likes teaching kids how to "crack the code" of Latin.  Three of her four children have attended Texas A&M, with her fourth still in high school.



Suzanne in the booth

Spanish All Levels:  Pre-School Spanish, Elementary,  Junior High and High School 1A, 1, & 2/3: Suzanne Gose (suzanne.gose@gmail.com) 
All Spanish classes: Pre-School through High School Spanish levels 1A - 2 meet on Wednesdays. We enjoy speaking, grammar, and fun games. The classes require about 20-25 min/day of Spanish practice at home (except Movie and Bingo Spanish!) Textbooks come with CD's for at home practice. Señora Gose is a former public school teacher, Author of the Flip Flop Spanish series and has been teaching in the Brazos Valley Homeschool Community for more than 15 years.  She and her husband enjoy raising and their five children and a multitude of animals on their homestead in Milano. *NEW FEATURE: If a high school student misses a class, (or moves mid-year) they can keep up with class on www.SpanishGeniuses.com
Cost: $10/week,  Text: $20



ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS

Middle School English. (7th-8th grades), Timothy Bardin (timothybardin@gmail.com Tuition: $10/week, Text: $40 A comprehensive introduction to reading and writing across the genres and introduces students to thinking critically and biblically about literature. Students will develop their grammar skills, learn how to read different types of literature critically, and write various types of essays.


American Literature I. (9th-11th grades), Timothy Bardin (timothybardin@gmail.com  tuition: $10/week, texts: $50 A comprehensive introduction to early American literature to 1865. Students will encounter an evangelical perspective on authors’ worldviews, the culture war, and a Christian response to literature that encourages students to think both critically and biblically about American literature. College prep course that will train students to read at a college level and write the college essay.


British Literature I. (10th-12th grades), Timothy Bardin (timothybardin@gmail.com tuition: $10/week, texts: $60 A comprehensive introduction to British literature to 1750. Students will encounter an evangelical perspective on authors’ worldviews, the culture war, and a Christian response to literature that encourages students to think both critically and biblically about British literature. College prep course that will trains students to read at a college level and write the college essay.

Instructor Bio: Timothy Bardin (timothybardin@gmail.com): I have taught youth and adults in various capacities for 6 years. I have a BA in English, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M University. I am currently working on an MA in English from Sam Houston State University. I was homeschooled K-12, my family is active in the B/CS homeschool community, and my wife, Caitlin, and I are homeschooling our own children.

 

Creative WritingJennifer Nedbalek (jennifernedbalek@yahoo.com)  I have been in education for 10 years, and in early childhood education for 15 years. I have a BA in Educational Studies from Western Governors University and an AAS in Early Childhood Education.

Cost is $10/per student. If three or more students are from the same family, there is discount and it is $8/per student. 

Required supplies will include pens (black/blue AND red) and pencils, a spiral or composition notebook and a three-ring binder with notebook paper.


Pahlow’s Elementary English 3 (ages 8-9) & 4/5 (ages 9-10): - Judy Compton.  judycomptontx@gmail.com or 979-450-3657 I recently retired from Brazos County Appraisal District, where I worked for 24 years in the mapping department.  I homeschooled my son back in the 80’s, and now am helping homeschool my grandchildren.  This comprehensive English curriculum includes Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, and Composition.  The “Writing Sparks” is especially beneficial to encourage children who have a hard time putting their thoughts down on paper.  This course helps them gain confidence in writing and provides a great overall English course. Cost: $45/ month, Text: $65 for student workbook & Easy Grammar book.  



PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.)

Tiny Tots - $40/month with discounts given for multiple children & classes 

Soul Creative Arts | Amber Collier | soulcreativearts@gmail.com  Introductory dance, tumbling, and creative movement class for the littles! Activities are designed to develop strength, coordination, listening skills, creative thinking, and expression while focusing on pre-ballet, creative movement, and gymnastics skills in a fun environment. (Ages 3-5)


Ballet I - Beginning - Intermediate (ages 5-7) $40/month with discounts given for multiple children & classes 

Soul Creative Arts | Amber Collier | soulcreativearts@gmail.com We start with ballet basics and progress through the year gaining ballet skills. Students will be introduced to choreographed routines and perform at the end of the year recital.


Ballet II - Beginning - Advanced (ages 8+) $40/month with discounts given for multiple children & classes 

Soul Creative Arts | Amber Collier | soulcreativearts@gmail.com Students progress in their ballet ability by continuing to gain additional skills, while also increasing their strength and endurance through barre work. Students will learn choreographed routines and perform at the end of the year recital. 


Beginning Gymnastics - (ages 5+) $40/month with discounts given for multiple children & classes 

Soul Creative Arts | Amber Collier | soulcreativearts@gmail.com This is a beginning gymnastics class. Skills learned will begin with bridges, tripods, headstands, forward rolls, and progress to backwalkovers. They will perform at the end of the year recital.

Instructor Bio: Amber Collier has been dancing since she was 3, teaching since she was 14, and with the CHC for 4 years now. Through the years, Amber has brought her love for visual and performing arts together in Soul Creative Arts. A creative blend of graphic design, dance and gymnastics lessons, photography, and community outreach. 



KINDERDANCE®  FREE tee-shirt or leotard with $20 Registration.  Email Debbie Bain at kinderdanceaggieland@gmail.com  

Instructor: Maddie is a Dance Science Major at Texas A&M specializing in working with children.  She is very accomplished at dance, tumbling, and cheerleading.  Maddie loves working with children and believes they should be treated with patience, kindness, and respect.  To learn more, please visit www.kdaggieland.com. 

Kindermotion Ages 6-12:  A fitness program teaching gross motor skills, floor gymnastics, tumbling and cardio routines along with basic fun nutrition and health concepts.  Instilling healthy fitness and nutritional values at a young age will impact a child’s choices for the rest of their life.  Cost:  $42 per month.

Kindercombo Ages 6-9:  Combination ballet, tap, and modern dance program combined with age appropriate educational concepts that are fun and reinforce dance techniques and styles.  Cost:  $42 per month

P.E. Dance Fitness for Middle/High School Girls and/or Moms

Join us for a fun fitness experience that strengthens your body, heart, and soul with powerful moves and positive music to inspire you from the inside out.

E-Mail - refitwithvicki@gmail.comVicki Neibert is a homeschool mom of 3 boys (2 graduated), and has homeschooled for 14 years. She loves teaching fitness, and has been instructing participants of all ages for the past 7 years. She loves to encourage and inspire others to grow in their abilities and confidence, and to believe in themselves for great things.



ELECTIVES

Art/Art Appreciation Serene Schmid (serene@theschmidfamily.net)
Intro to Art and Artists (ages 7-9): This class is designed to introduce children to the world of art while having fun exploring their creative side and learning about master artists of the past – 1-hour class, first three Mondays/month; Cost is $40/month with a $30/per semester supply fee

Intro to Drawing, Art Mediums, and Artists (ages 9+)*: Here, we’ll begin with the basics of drawing and then have fun learning about different master artists (“copying” their style of art) as we explore several types of art mediums. With each artist, we’ll review the timeline of art, geography, history and techniques they used – 1½-hour class, first three Wednesdays a month; Cost is $50/month with a $35/per semester supply fee
* If your child took Exploring Art Mediums and Artists last year, they’ll enjoy practicing what they’ve already learned while learning about a whole new set of artists. These two classes alternate every other year.

Intermediate Art Skills (ages 12+)This class will continue to reinforce the skills that we’ve learned in two previous intro classes:  Intro to Drawing, Art Mediums and Artists, and Exploring Art Mediums and Artists.  We’ll focus on growing in our drawing/sketching skills with line, form, shadows, texture, perspective, and composition.  Additionally, we’ll continue exploring the use of different mediums, and learning from the work and history of other master artists – 1½-hour class, first three Wednesdays a month; Cost is $50/month with a $45/per semester supply fee. Teacher Bio: Serene Schmid is a homeschool mom of 3 and has homeschooled for 13 years.  She has taught art classes publically for the past 10 years.  She loves teaching and has a passion to inspire others to grow in their creativity and artistic confidence.



Art DEGALLERY: Dr. Dary Dega (contact@degallery.uswww.degallery.us
Ages 5-9:  Our regular art classes for kids are designed to cultivate creativity. Young students develop motor skills and explore their creativity through age-appropriate drawing, painting, clay modeling, construction, paper mache, and a wide variety of other fun activities.
Our unique methodology will help your children become successful students and see the world in a special, unique way.
Ages 10-13: At this age students are already familiar with the basics of art, painting and crafting. Therefore, our goal is to show them a new type of versatile creativity. Our techniques train art taste and ability to focus, to dream and to create a real masterpieces on canvas, as well as using glass, ceramics, sand and water.
Ages 14+ :These classes are for teens who enjoy art and wish to improve theirs skills. Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolors), drawing, sculpture, and many other creative techniques will be taught in these advanced classes.
Cost of one class is $10 per child for Ages 5-9 and $15 for Ages 10 +.   This price includes the supplies which we will provide. You can pay for the classes on monthly basis or just pay for each class. 

 


Photography- Nathanael Ryman, videographer (photo.james.pro@gmail.com) will be teaching Intermediate Photography on Wednesdays. Nathanael was the 2017 homeschool graduation photographer. Nathanael was the 2017 Merit Winner for North Texas District Fine Arts Competition for Short Film. He will be competing at National Fine Arts this August. Students will learn portrait photography, exposure, composition and editing. Supplies needed for the class will be a digital DSLR camera, flash drive, notepad and pencil. Suggested age range is ages 13-18.



Videography-Nathanael Ryman, videographer (photo.james.pro@gmail.com) will be teaching fundamentals of videography on Wednesdays. Nathanael was the 2017 homeschool graduation photographer. He also has experience as a wedding videographer. He was the 2017 Merit winner for North Texas District Fine Arts Competition for Short Film. He will be competing at National Fine Arts this August. Students will learn story telling, camera movement, sound design and lighting. Supplies needed for the class will be a digital DSLR camera, flash drive, notepad and pencil. Suggested age range is 13-18 years old.



Suzanne Gose Speaking

Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Career Prep: On Wednesdays with Instructor Suzanne Gose (suzanne.gose@gmail.com) Ages 9th grade and up. (Even High School graduates benefit greatly from these courses!) - We’ll cover all the basic speeches, learn to critique, study historical speeches, and of course what makes up a good speech. We’ll even get a chance for some fun mini-debating. Students will give 6 speeches of various length during the course. We’ll alternate with one week of notes, one week of speeches and critiques. Class length is 14 weeks (no class week of Thanksgiving)~ Suzanne is a former public school teacher for all levels of public speaking, Spanish, and ESL. She enjoys traveling the nation now and speaking to Homeschoolers and Educators in audiences of all sizes. The semester long Public Speaking Course (14 weeks) includes 6 speeches for each student, learning to critique, and improve in all areas of speaking. Cost: $10/week. Text Book: $20.  


COOKING CLASSES: Cook n Grow: info@cookngrow.com Classes meet once a week  for an exciting cooking adventure.  This is a great program that introduces kids to the wonders of cooking. They'll learn basic cooking techniques and enjoy their own creations. 


Music Classes: Ukelele, Guitar, and music appreciation.  Rachel Postma is a homeschool alumni. She graduated from Berkeley College of music in Boston with a bachelors degree in music therapy and vocal studies.

Email me at: rpostma@berklee.edu  or call or text at: 979-224-2733