What is "Enrichment"?
Enrichment is a twice-a-month opportunity for homeschoolers to enrich the lives of our children, to provide experiences that are possibly best learned in a classroom setting, and to promote fellowship and socialization among homeschooled children and their families. Enrichment is NOT a drop off service; a parent or guardian must be on campus for your child to participate.
When and where is Enrichment held?
Enrichment will be held at Bethany Hills Baptist Church, on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of September, October, and November for the fall semester, and the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of February, March, and April for the spring semester. We meet from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
What is the cost per semester?
Enrollment is $30 per child. Parents who teach or assist in classroom can enroll their children at a discount. Additional monies may be needed to cover excessive supply needs depending on the class.
What classes are being offered?
Since CHEAGD is not accepting new members this year, Enrichment will be open to all homeschoolers, not just CHEAGD members. First come, first served!
Story time (preK-young K): Our youngest students will enjoy a story, songs, and a craft, and a snack. There will also be plenty of time for free play (inside and out, weather permitting). Children in this class should be potty trained. Class cap: 8 students
Five in a Row (K): Each class we will read a book from the Five in a Row curriculum and do activities inspired by the book. This class is geared for older preschoolers and kindergarteners who are ready for a classroom setting. Class cap: 10 students
Children Around The World- The Ultimate Class Field Trip (ages 5-8): Come explore the globe with us as we visit six countries and learn about the children that live there. Along the way, students will keep a passport stamped with a special seal from each country they visited. Students will collect pictures of children in traditional dress as well as flags of the countries. We will map each country, and make a craft to take home. Outside games will be part of our class time as we try our hand at traditional games from each country. Class cap: 15 students.
Hands on History- Art and the Ancients (ages 7-10): Has your son ever wanted to wear the head dress of Pharaoh Menes in his own bedroom? Has your daughter ever wanted to create her own mosaic? Hands on History will give your 7-10 year old the chance to revisit some great historical events, creating fun crafts to go along with them. During our time, we will put together some (basic) masterpiece, paper toy, fun "clothing" or hat, learning a bit about history, too. This will bring bits of Ancient history to life in the mind of your kids! Class cap: 15 students.
Shakespeare- “Much Ado about Nothing” (ages 10-18): This class uses an acting approach to studying Shakespeare. Students are expected to read the play, follow a syllabus and complete memorization assignments. Parents of younger students (10-12 years) should be aware that Shakespeare involves mature themes. When the teachers feel that a play is better suited for older students (13 and up), we will say so in the announcement, but we leave the final decision up to you and trust your judgment. Because of the highly interactive nature of this class, many students have taken the class multiple times and some have reported that it is their favorite class. The teachers take very little credit for this since reading Shakespeare creates brain activity involving puns and equivocation which causes feelings of euphoria. We know, because we can't seem to stop teaching it! High school students who complete reading and memorization assignments for two semesters or more should definitely add this to their high school transcript. Class cap: 15 to 18 students.
Mom's Fellowship: This will be an informal group where moms can discuss the joys and challenges of homeschooling and offer encouragement to each other. Children 2 and under are welcome to stay with their moms. No cap.
How do I register?
Print, fill out and send in your registration form along with your check by August 15th, 2012.
Registration for fall classes will run August 1st-15th, 2012.
We are visitors at the church where Enrichment meets. As the parent, you are responsible for any damage that your child may cause to any property at the church or to any classmate or teacher. We have a discipline statement on the registration form that acknowledges your responsibility for any discipline problems that may arise. Please assist us in making the Enrichment classes a positive experience for all students and parents by talking to your child about appropriate classroom behavior before classes begin. Children should raise their hand and wait to be called on, ask the teacher's permission to use the restroom and respect the personal space of the other classmates. Additionally, children are to be accompanied at all times while in the building.
Please contact the Enrichment Coordinator if you have any questions or comments.