Description: This class is meant to be a fun, introductory science class for your 5th graders, focusing on Plants, The Human Body, and Animals. The lessons will be read prior to class each week, at home, and will vary in length from 2 to 5 lessons each week. It sounds like a lot but the lessons are very easy to read, and most are only a few pages long. Each week, we will discuss the previous week's reading material in class, read the special feature pages in class together, and engage with a hands-on type of activity to reinforce what we've read that week. Because this is a 5th grade class, and not a high school science course, I will be handing out quizzes to be completed at home after each unit, and vocabulary words and weekly questions for each week. Reading is essential to this class, therefore they will receive 80% for their weekly reading, 10% for their vocab words and 10% for their weekly questions. An easy 100% for simply doing the reading, vocab and questions each week. Each quiz will be graded for completion- please make sure your student brings their completed tests in and we will discuss them in class.
God’s Design for Life: The Human Body, 4th ed. Student text
God’s Design for Life: The World of Plants, 4th ed. Student text
God’s Design for Life: The World of Animals, 4th ed. Student text
Copy/Supply fee: $20.00 (check written to Melissa Futrell due at Orientation or at the first class)
Annual tuition: $360.00 ($36/month for 10 months, August-May, or $41/month if prorated or on a 9-month payment plan)
CURRICULUM UPDATED 8/3/2022
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Melissa Futrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She holds an associate degree in nursing from Gardner-Webb University, where she met her husband, Derek, who is the Senior Pastor at Parkway Baptist Church. They have lived in Virginia since 2002. Melissa and Derek have five children (19, 17, 15, 13, and 12 years old) whom they have homeschooled since 2009. Melissa and her family have been a part of Classical Conversations for many years, where she has previously tutored Foundations, and currently tutors Essentials. Melissa is not currently working as a Registered Nurse but enjoys homeschooling, baking cakes for her kids, and serving in ministry alongside her husband Derek, and is excited to be a part of Bridge Academy.