Global Gourmet A / B
Ages 6-10 / 8-12
With your feet firmly planted on American soil, step aboard this imaginary international flight as we soar around the world, touching down in a new country each week. While we’re there, we’ll prepare a popular dish enjoyed in that part of the world, and we’ll learn some fast facts about our destination, such as language, geography, clothing, art, folklore, or famous people. We’ll play games, listen to music, and do simple crafts and other fun activities that will help us gain a better understanding of the way others live. As we travel, we’ll assemble a booklet of recipes and facts and bonus activities to help us remember the places we’ve visited. So, fasten your seat belts and join us for this global culinary and cultural adventure!
Each semester will take us to new culinary destinations.
Beginner and Advanced Sewing
Note: This class is 2 hours long.
First semester beginning sewing students will jump right into action as they learn about the sewing machine, its parts, and how to use the machine. They’ll learn proper sewing techniques and they’ll learn about all of the important sewing supplies. They’ll learn to pin and lay out and cut out projects as they construct simple, fun, practical items (a pillow case, book cover, laundry bag, and tote bag) that can be used by themselves or given as gifts. Intermediate students will have the opportunity to do projects of higher difficulty, depending on personal skill level, with teacher evaluation and approval. Such projects might include the following: machine-sewn quilt, apron, pot holder, skirt, pajamas, or purchased patterns of choice. More advanced students will select their own patterns as they learn such skills as applying zippers, gathering, facings, pockets, collars, buttons and buttonholes, sleeves, specialty fabrics, etc.
This full-year course introduces the skills needed for adult living in the 21st century. The first semester includes important parts of living independently: goal setting, developing good habits, time management, decision-making, developing interpersonal skills, household chores and repairs, clothing care (simple clothing repair, ironing, laundering, stain removal), basic food preparation (nutrition, creating simple meals, kitchen safety, measuring), good manners (including social media), and civic involvement. The second semester includes how a wise consumer can practice good money management in a Christ-like manner in this world today. We will study banking, record-keeping, budgeting, staying out of debt, taking out loans, paying fair prices, paying taxes, protecting against identity theft, saving for the future, giving, shopping, insurance, paying for college, buying a car, and much more.
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT OPTION (1/2 Credit): Additional studies for students seeking high school credit will include assignments, projects, and tests covering the topics listed above or other appropriate topics of interest to the student.
Fall semester: To be determined.
Spring semester: High School Money Book, Money Matters for Teens Workbook, a basic calculator, and a Bible. ISBN’s and purchasing information will be provided.