First Class Clackamas Teens

Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Complete list as of 8/18/17

Period 1: 9:00 AM- 10:30 AM

Core Classes

Jr. High Life Science - Julie Pen

Period 1: 7th-9th grade, full-year course. Prepare to be amazed by the diversity and intricacies of life on Earth – all of which reflects the majesty and glory of their Creator. In-class lab investigations and at-home assignments will explore the foundational principles of life’s chemistry and structure, an introduction to genetics, the evidences for and against Darwinian evolution, and an overview of human body systems. (Based, in part, on Apologia’s Exploring Creation with General Science.) Students must have reliable internet access and will need to spend about 3 hours each week outside of class completing online reading and project or worksheet-based homework.
  • Class Fee: $140/term or 4 payments of $35
  • Lab Fee: $15 each term
  • email:  iwonderwhyscience@gmail.com

Anatomy - Kate Whalen

Period 1: Any grade, full-year course. This class will cover the basic body systems, learning the appropriate terms and locations of organs. We will also cover physiology or how they work. We will see that a loving Creator has fearfully and wonderfully made us.
  • Class Fee:$120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • Required Textbook: Body by Design - Alan L. Gillen (Master Books 2001)
  • Optional:The Anatomy Coloring Book 4th Ed. by Kapit/Elson
  • (ISBN 978-0-321-83201-6)
  • email: fcctkate@gmail.com

Constitutional Literacy & American Government -
Patrick Lumbroso

Period 1: 9th-12th grade. The Constitution was not written in the name of our leaders, but by the authority of "We The People." It was expected that the people would enforce leaders' duty to preserve, protect, and defend the constitution. Join Michael Farris, founder and chancellor of Patrick Henry College and Chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association as he delves into the history of our nation's most important document and provides the training to turn America back towards a proper understanding of American Liberty.
  • Class Fee Period: $140/term or 4 payments of $35
  • Required Textbook:TBD
  • email: pgabriellumbroso@gmail.com

Advanced Literature with Writing - Sheryl Jury

Period 1: 9th-12th Grade. For this college-preparatory literature and composition course we will be using Literature and Composition: English 2, by Janice Campbell. (See description here: https://everyday-education.com/product/literature-and-composition-english-2/) The works we will study have been selected for literary quality, and for their place in the historical development of literature. Context readings provide background information about the author, the historical period, and the literary and artistic context of the focus work. Students will gain an understanding of the development of literature and will practice the skills of close literary analysis through essays, approach papers, and other creative and evaluative writing. The instructor will evaluate each student's writing and give feedback.
  • Class Fee: $140/term or 4 payments of $35
  • Required Textbook: Literature and Composition: English 2 by Janice Campbell; all eight of the focus texts
  • email: fcct.s.jury@gmail.com

Algebra 1 - Jeanne Howard-Snodgrass

​Period 1: All students who are proficient in pre-algebra skills (contact teacher before signing up), full-year course. Success in math spills over creating a motivated, confident student; I have seen this in the 25 years I have taught. A deep understanding of the main topics of math is preferable to skimming a wide range of topics; so the course will cover: review (fractions, decimals, order of operations, integers), equations, inequalities, exponents, polynomials, quadratics and further topics as time allows. Be ready for an interactive class! Study Guide and supplementary worksheets provided. Textbook: one of two editions of Algebra One, McDougal Littell; TBD which edition will be used.
  • Class Fee: $140/term or 4 payments of $35
  • Supply Fee: $10 due the first day of class (one-time fee for the year)
  • Refundable Textbook Deposit: $20 due the first day of class 
  • email:  mathtutorjeanne@gmail.com

American History - Tammy Whitlock

​Period 1: Open to all students.
This class will cover U.S. History from colonial through modern times over two terms. The class format will be very interactive and students should expect to participate in discussions and give presentations. Weekly reading will be expected and quizzes or games to reinforce facts will be part of making sure material is retained. A minimal amount of writing will be necessary (think making flash cards or timelines rather than writing papers.)  We will be memorizing the US Presidents, Constitutional Amendments and the main Supreme Court cases -- as well as encountering the Stories in U.S. History. This class will be geared to equip those who wish to take the US History CLEP tests for college credit, while younger students will be learning at their level of readiness. Games will be played, fun will be had.
  • ​Class Fee: ($100/term or 4 payments of $25)
  • Required Textbook: TBD, Timeline & Flashcards will be used.
  • email: tammywhitlock@gmail.com

Period 3: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Elective Classes

MS Office - Laura Petchell 

Period 3 - All grade levels.​Fall term focus - first, we will review or learn proper hand placement for typing skills; second, we will learn the basics of our computer operating system, and file management; third, we will learn basic/intermediate and some advanced functions of MS Word by working through a fun lesson plan. Spring term focus - will cover MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Class Fee: $120 per term or 4 payments of $30
  • Required Textbook: copies provided
  • Personal Laptop required each class, with MS Office (any version)​
  • email: ldpetchell@gmail.com
  • ​LIMIT: 9 students

Math Tutoring - Jeanne Howard-Snodgrass

Period 3:  All grade levels. Concentrated time to receive valuable math tutoring from an enthusiastic, encouraging, 25-year math teacher. Bring your textbook, notebook (with a place to take colorful, helpful notes) and your questions. Math levels from elementary/middle school through pre-calculous. 
  • Class Fee: $120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • email:  mathtutorjeanne@gmail.com

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - Jenifer Keikkala

​Sorry. This class is FULL.
There are no seats available.
Period 3 - All grade levels. These interactive, positive lessons will give your Teen the tools to improve their self-esteem, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve goals, get along better with their friends and family, and strengthen yourself in every aspect of your life.
 
  • Class Fee: $100/term or 4 payments of $25
  • Required Textbook: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens www.amazon.com/dp/B00B2PWUQO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_hmFIzbQCH8Y0V
  • email: keikkalafive@gmail.com

Beginning Choir - Nora KosztolanyI

Period 3 - All grade levels. All levels of experience are welcome to join and learn vocal technique and the art of singing together as a choir using a combination of worship, classical, jazz and popular music. Students will also learn some of the basics of the musical language in a fun, interactive and creative setting. 
  • Class Fee: $120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • email: kosztn@aol.com

Book of Revelation - Patrick Lumbroso

3rd Period - All grade levels.
We'll be studying the book of Revelation and finding so much rich meaning to the letters to the early churches and the prophecies given. 
  • Class Fee:$120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • email: p.gabriel.lumbroso@gmail.com

Art - Jessica Dahle & Yvonne Kazmierowicz

Period 3: All grade levels. Beginners and intermediates. This class is designed to bring out your inner-artist! Students will learn how to create masterpieces using various brush techniques, color mixing, shading and composition. We will be painting 5-7 different pieces throughout the course including Monet's water lilies, Calvin and Hobbs water colors, and much more! By the end of the course you will have confidence with a paint brush and a stack of beautiful paintings to prove your new found expertise! Students provide their own supplies.
  • Class Fee: $120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • email: Jesskaz9@gmail.com & yvonnekaz9@gmail.com

Period 2: 10:40 AM - 12:10 PM

Core classes

Biology - Kate Whalen

Period 2: 9th-12th Grade, full-year course. This course covers the study of life from the microscopic to plants and animals. It covers the basic chemistry and structure of the cell and cellular reproduction. This is a high school level course and covers 2 semesters. 
  • Class Fee: $120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • Required Textbook: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd Edition by Wile and Durnell (Apologia).
  • email: fcctkate@gmail.com

Physics - Julie Pen

Period 2: 9-12th grade, full-year course. Explore the fundamental processes that govern the physical world, including motion and forces, energy, heat exchange, electricity, magnetism, sound and light waves, and the structure of matter. With an emphasis on learning through real-world examples and hands-on lab investigations, Conceptual Physics aims to build a solid understanding of principles before moving on to mathematical applications. Students must complete Algebra I before taking this course.
 
  • Class Fee:$140/term or 4 payments of $35.
  • Required Textbook: Conceptual Physics: The High School Physics program by Paul G. Hewitt (Available used or for rent on Amazon or half.com - ISBN 0133647498)
  • Required Workbook: Conceptual Physics Guided Reading & Study Workbook (ISBN 0133647390)
  • email: iwonderwhyscience@gmail.com

Writing - Yvonne Kazmierowicz

Period 2 - All grade levels. Good writing is so important to our future success. We just have to practice.My goal is to make writing enjoyable. Through lively discussions and class interactions.We will cover many different types of writing, from Poetry to Essay. Entirely new material is covered each term. Students who enrolled last spring can continue in the fall.
  • Class Fee: $140/term or 4 payments of $35
  • $10 discount if paid in full at beginning of term
  • Required Textbook: Writers INC Sebrank/Kemper/Meyer Copyright 2006
  • email:yvonnekaz9@gmail.com, 503.504.6448

Current Events - Patrick Lumbroso

Period 2: 7th-12th. This course will use some videos and other media to start the discussion of current events.
  • Class Fee: $140/term or 4 payments of $35
  • Required Textbook: none
  • email: pgabriellumbroso@gmail.com

Pre-Algebra - Jeanne Howard-Snodgrass

Period 2: All students who are proficient with addition and multiplication facts and multi-digit multiplication (contact teacher with questions), full-year course. I believe foundational, deep understanding of the main topics of math is preferable to skimming a wide range of topics. The middle school level is the perfect place to learn the skills imperative to advanced math. We will review some basic concepts, cement those that have been touched on year after year and then head into new territory! Topics include: multiplication, division, decimals, fractions, integers, ratios/proportions, percentages, order of operations, equations, measurement (perimeter, area, volume). Study Guide and supplementary worksheets provided. Text TBD. 
  • Class Fee: $140/term or 4 payments of $35
  • Supply Fee: $10 due the first day of class (one-time fee for the year)
  • Text: cost and text TBD 
  • email:  mathtutorjeanne@gmail.com

Literature - Sheryl Jury

Period 2: All students. In this general literature class we will study and discuss one classic book per month, and learn along the way how to research the author's life, the historical setting, etc.  We will also learn various literary terms and vocabulary.  Most importantly, we will think about how to evaluate books from a Biblical worldview. The final book list has not been made, but will most likely include: at least one Shakespeare play, The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald, The Club of Queer Trades by GK Chesterton, Captains Courageous by Rudyard Kipling, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, etc. 
  • Class fee: $120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • Required books:  An unabridged version of the focus works.  
  • email: fcct.s.jury@gmail.com 

Period 4: 2:10 PM - 3:10 PM

Elective Classes

Physical Ed. - Gabriel Meiers

Period 4 - All Grade Levels. To give the student an opportunity to explore several different personal and group physical activities. Our goal will be to participate in different kinds of sports such as Basketball, Volleyball, Different forms of Softball, Frisbee, Football, Soccer, and others. As well as encourage and challenge the student to develop a habit of personal fitness and measure personal progress​
  • Class Fee: $100/term or 4 payments of $25
  • email: gkmeiers@gmail.com

Home Economics - Beverly Wanvig 

Period 4 - All grade levels. This class will include unit studies in cooking,sewing,home management and home decorating. We will use Pinterest as a resource and Simple Abundance book. Students will be expected to complete several projects as well as homework. Home is where the heart is.
  • Class Fee: $120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • Supply Fee:  $30
  • email: ​bb4jmailbox@gmail.com

Photography Level 1 - Yvonne Kazmierowicz

Period 4 - All grade levels. This term we will be focusing more on specific types of photography: Landscape, Portrait, Macro, and Video. We will cover all the aspects of creating a wonderful image while increasing our understanding of how the camera works including Shutter speed/ aperture/ ISO, Composition/color/ light, and much more will be covered. This is a fun interactive lab style class. We review everyone's work each week and do some shooting each week as well. DSLR. Point and shoot and even IPhones can be used.
  • Class Fee: $120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • $10 discount if paid in full
  • email: yvonnekaz9@gmail.com, 503.504.6448

Genesis, Evolution & the History of Time - Phil Gaskill

Period 4: 9th – 12th. What does Genesis actually say about creation? When did the young earth vs. old earth debate start and does it matter? How does science influence this debate? Where did the Theory of Evolution come from and is it compatible with the Bible? Which is the more reasonable view of history: naturalism or creationism? We will explore these questions and discover that the authority of Scripture is strongly supported by a straightforward reading of Genesis and the proper application of science in the fields of geology, biology, and cosmology. Students will be required to purchase several books for this lecture-discussion class.  Please contact me for a full book list before purchasing the books as they are available at a discount.
  • Class Fee: $120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • email: jehuphil@zoho.com, 503.630.5568
  • LIMIT: 15 students

Cartooning - Nathan Fellows

​Sorry. This class is FULL.
There are no seats available.
Period 4: All Grade Levels. Want to learn how to draw cartoon characters? Well here you go! In this class, you will learn the basics of cartooning from your favorite comic strips and cartoons. You'll also learn other skills (including proportion, gesture, composition, etc.) that can be applied to any medium of art! At the end of each term you'll have a comic strip or page to display your talented work to everyone. (Take note: there will be homework)
  • Class Fee: $100/Term or 4 payments of $25
  • Supply Fee: $10
  • email: nwfellows@gmail.com
  • LIMIT: 9 students ---------- 1 spots left!

Computer Aided Design - Phil Kazmierowicz

Period 4: All grade levels. Student will learn to use the computer to make three dimensional models of real world objects like tables and trucks and houses.  Class will use the free version of the software “Sketchup”.  User must bring a laptop with mouse (Windows or Mac) to class.  Watch this video for more info https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UNLU1fuLjU
  • New Spring 17 students please contact Phil before registering.
  • Class Fee: $120/term or 4 payments of $30
  • $10 discount if paid in full
  • email: phil@kicmail.com​

Study Hall - Becky Fowler & Laura Petchell

All Periods - All grade levels. 
  • Class Fee: Periods 1-2 ($40 per term), 3-4 ($20 per term)
  • email:Laura: ldpetchell@gmail.com
  • Becky:  fowlmail@gmail.com