ESCHEL’s program for elementary students is not a cafeteria-style program. Our younger students benefit from participating in all offered courses for their grade level, allowing for a consistent student population in a classroom atmosphere. Students in grades 1-6 participate in all of the classes listed below. See the Class Schedules page for more information on class times.
1st-4th grade tutor: Mrs. Nancy Harris
Beginning Creative Writing 1-2
Beginning Creative Writing strives to help students learn to express themselves. Younger students work on writing strong sentences, using descriptive words, exploring creativity and having fun with writing. During these pre- and early writing stages, the assignments are intended to encourage and help develop confidence and enjoyment in the students. Through reading poetry and excellent children’s literature in class, they will be inspired in their own writing. I know not every student is a natural writer, but I believe communication through writing is powerful and worth developing.
Refund Policy: No refunds given.
Growing with Creative Writing 3-4
Growing with Creative Writing strives to increase confidence and skill in writing. We will use some elements of IEW (Institute for Excellence in Writing) with a variety of creative assignments. Reading short portions of exemplary writing together will develop a taste for excellent literature. Additionally, we will write a research paper and will have a short story project in the spring. Throughout these assignments, the students will be encouraged, challenged and encouraged some more! Each child has something valuable to write and in this class and I endeavor to draw that out.
Refund policy: No refunds given.
5-6 grade tutor: Mrs. Michelle Fryc
IEW Writing 5-6 – All Things Fun and Fascinating
Parents will need to purchase a student workbook for their student, which contains assignments, instructions, engaging source texts, blank outlines, checklists, sample compositions, and clever vocabulary cards. Moving through Units 1–7, students will take notes, summarize narrative stories, write from pictures, put together a mini research report, and compose creative essays.
For reference, you can access general information on the course including a scope and sequence of what is covered at the following link: https://iew.com/shop/products/all-things-fun-fascinating
Please be aware that the tutor will have her own course schedule/syllabus, so this information should only be used as a reference of what content is included in the course.
Required Text: All Things Fun & Fascinating by Lori Verstegen
Tutor: Jen Logan
“Why do we do art?” The answer that we hope to etch on the hearts and minds of young people is “because we serve a creative God and we’re made in His image.” It is important that our children know that God is our foundation for everything we do.
This art class is designed to give kids a taste of the many different art forms/mediums available (and of course, to keep the mess out of your kitchen). We do a variety of assignments, focusing on techniques and the vocabulary that goes with them. As the students get older, there is more freedom of choice and more focused time spent on various techniques as they become more comfortable with them.
We will also be reviewing regularly and focusing on the 7 elements of art (line, shape, texture, color, space/form, value) in our projects so that students will be comfortable with the concepts and will be able to discuss them intelligently as a way of evaluating works of art.https://www.thoughtco.com/what-are-the-elements-of-art-182704
Refund Policy: No refunds issued except in a situation of unforeseen job relocation or emergency medical situation.
Tutor: Mrs. Linda Kauss
Athletics and competition can be one of the toughest arenas to exhibit Godly character. At the same time it is a stage in which others do notice character that is outstanding. Physical Education classes at ESCHEL are designed for activity, competition, teamwork, cooperation, personal achievement and encouragement. Each class will focus on warm-up, stretching and strength activities, a sport or game and the skills required to perform, as well as character lessons to help live out Godly character.
Refund Policy: Refund to be given only in circumstances that are unpredictable or deemed by this tutor.
Afternoon optional classes for elementary students:
Christ Centered Martial Arts
Tutor: Sifu Jeff Goodwin
Welcome to our Christ-Centered Martial Art! Christ-centered Martial Artists (CMA) is a
compassionate ministry that fervently strives to promote the strongest daily relationship
between Jesus Christ and His creation through its comprehensive Christ-centered martial
CMA classes are fun and exciting! As Junior Becomers-in-Christ, your precious child
will deepen their faith as they gain confidence, self-worth, focus, fitness, courtesy,
respect, self-defense, and much more! They will learn the Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy,
peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control). Junior
Becomers-in-Christ will develop additional character traits found throughout the Holy
Classes will be an hour in duration. Uniforms cost $40.00. Until they receive their
uniform, students should wear loose fitting clothes. You can order a CMA uniform
(includes Patch), protective padding, or other CMA equipment anytime.
At the beginning of each class, a devotional is provided; then, students will practice
stretching, basic movements, and other fun activities! A brief cool down and devotional
review will conclude their class. Handouts are provided for you and your child to
enhance lessons and inform you of their progress.
CMA training is a mind, body and spirit activity. To maximize their benefit, please ensure
that ESCHEL and I are aware of any medical issues or other potential concerns
regarding your child.
Students may have the opportunity to Test for a rank in CMA during each semester. The cost per Belt Test is $50.00. Also, students greatly enjoy sparring, however protective gear is required. Students under the rank of 8th Gup – Orange Belt are not required to spar. The average cost of this protective gear is $125.00, however, because CMA is a ministry we may donate the equipment to the student while supplies last. These donations are for students that can not afford the equipment.
Refund Policy: No refunds
Elementary Science – grades 4-6
Apologia Human Anatomy and Physiology
Tutor: Kris Johnson
Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology is an elementary level anatomy and physiology book that gives glory to God as children discover all that goes on in their bodies from their heads to the nails on their toes! Beginning with a brief history of medicine and a peek into cells and DNA, your students will voyage through fifteen lessons covering many subjects, such as the body systems: skeletal, muscular, respiratory, digestive, cardiovascular, nervous and more! (from the Apologia website) No worries: the reproductive system is left for home study.
Most lessons in the book will be covered over two class times by reviewing background material as well as completing the chapter experiments and Try this! activities. No need to complete any experiments at home! Homework for this class will consist of reading one chapter of the book during one week and then completing vocabulary and review questions (for older class) in the notebooking journal the following week.
Apologia Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright
Notebooking Journal by Jeannie Fulbright
4th grade: Junior Notebooking Journal Human Anatomy and Physiology (Note: JUNIOR EDITION) by Jeannie Fulbright
5-6th grade: Notebooking Journal Human Anatomy and Physiology by Jeannie Fulbright
Refund Policy: No refunds
Math Mania – Grades K5 – 2nd
Tutor: Dana Morris
Do you want your child to build a solid math foundation while learning to love math? Math Mania will allow children to explore a variety of math concepts using children’s literature, songs, activities, games, and STEM challenges. Children will use hands-on materials to learn about counting, sorting, patterns, geometric shapes, addition, subtraction, graphing, and measurement. Our STEM challenges will encourage problem solving, creative thinking, and teamwork using LEGO blocks and other everyday items. Activities and resources will be shared weekly with families so the fun can continue at home. This class is designed to enhance your current math curriculum or provide a perfect start for beginning mathematicians.
Refund Policy: No Refunds