CLASSES & TEACHERS

To join a class or club, simply send an e-mail to the contact name listed below.

FREE CLUBS & GROUPS

eClub ~ Entrepreneur’s Club - Last Wednesday of each month - Sponsored by local small businesses. (Want to Sponsor a sale? Contact Kimberly Knopp to get on the calendar.)

Introducing children of all ages to each component of running their own business; from concept to sales. Sales are on last Mondays and Wednesday of the month, (10am-2pm)  with the eClub meeting directly afterward cleaning up. All children are expected to fully clean the CHC before leaving the sale.  This is a FREE club for all members, and parents are encouraged to attend. eClub stands for Entrepreneur Club. It consists of young business owners learning about making products, advertising, income and loss, profit margins, and of COURSE, advertising. Thank you for supporting these young students as they discover their passions through eClub.

Any CHC family may join eClub after attending at least one sale as customers. Just contact us and we’ll get you started! Contact:  cookinwithkim@gmail.com

Chess Club:

Chess Club will meet the 1st Mondays of every month starting Oct. 4th, '21 at 1pm. Contact Jessica Lovett at paperandinkbooks@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

Lego Club:

Lego Club will meet the 3rd Mondays of every month starting Sept. 20th, '21 at 1pm. Contact Jessica Lovett at paperandinkbooks@gmail.com for more information or to sign up.

 

Student Council: Who wants to help students plan events, dances, graduations, a homeschool year book and service projects? Contact: Lisa.Lanning@gmail.com

Want to start a group or free club? Contact us through the Facebook page or email: communityhomeschoolcenter@gmail.com

Quick Glance Contact List:

Board Members :

Lisa Lanning:  lisa.lanning@gmail.com

Suzanne Gose:  suzanne.gose@gmail.com

Eva Parsons: parsons.eva.anne@gmail.com

Amber Collier: soulcreativearts@gmail.com

Angela Leggett: homeschooling.is.love@gmail.com

 

 

 

CHC Manager(s): Fall 2021 - Spring 2022

Eva Parsons parsons.eva.anne@gmail.com

Becky Sisco

 

CHC Teachers and Club Contacts (Fall 2021 - Spring 2022):

Amber Collier soulcreativearts@gmail.com

Sharon Dickey sharondickey@bellsouth.net

Nicole Fleming Nicolefleming@gmail.com

Suzanne Gose suzanne.gose@gmail.com

Ashley Kinnard akinnard97@gmail.com

Jessica Lovett paperandinkbooks@gmail.com

Carrie McClung carriebmcclung@gmail.com

Karmen McGee karmenmcgee86@gmail.com

Megan Meier mdmeier22@gmail.com

Lamar Ontko atimetodye@gmail.com

Christi Smith home2bluebonnets@gmail.com

 

 

 

​​PRESCHOOL CLASSES

 

Flip Flop Spanish  - Class is conducted by advanced Spanish students from Sra. Gose’s classes and uses Flip Flop Spanish Products. Each week the classes will focus on learning through games and activities. Students are exposed to  ten-fifteen words per week, phrases, classroom commands, and manners, of course….includes optional homework. (ages 5+)
No text required. $8/week. 9am or 10am on Wednesdays. Contact Sra. Gose: suzanne.gose@gmail.com to enroll.

Tiny Tots - (Ages 3-5) Soul Creative Arts | Amber Collier | soulcreativearts@gmail.com  Introductory dance, tumbling, and creative movement class for the littles! Activities are designed to develop strength, coordination, listening skills, creative thinking, and expression while focusing on pre-ballet, creative movement, and gymnastics skills in a fun environment.

 

 

 

SCIENCES

                                   

Science and History : Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com, I am happy to be entering my 20th year in teaching this fall. I received my teaching degree from Texas Tech University in 2000 and have taught all ages in homeschool, co-op, private and public school settings. I have four kids ranging in age from fourteen to eight. I love teaching and helping others in their homeschooling journeys. I am excited for the opportunity to teach your students at the CHC.

 

Middle School General Science, Wednesdays 1 pm-2 pm: Christi Smith

General Science is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. This is a middle school science course for grades 6-8, ages 11-14. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, introduction to chemistry, biology, human anatomy, and ecology.

We will meet each week to complete or set up labs, review material and answer questions. I will have a weekly checklist for each student to help keep them on track. This is a graded course, introducing test-taking skills in a positive setting. I work with students to meet their learning styles and provide help as they move through the course.

We will be using Science in the Atomic Age by Dr. Jay Wile published by Berean Builders. There is also an audio version to go along with the text for our auditory learners. The student will also need a 1” 3-Ring Binder with 5 dividers and a composition book or blank journal for a lab book.

Cost: One-time materials fee - $35, $10/class, Ask me about multi-class or multi-student discounts.

Contact me with any questions. Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827

High School Biology, Wednesdays 3 pm-4 pm: Christi Smith

We will be using  Exploring Creation with Biology, 2nd Ed. by Dr. Jay Wile. for our Biology class. The textbook is designed to be the student’s first high school science and is a college-prep course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, the text provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. In class, we will complete the labs and review key concepts for the chapters. I will also provide a weekly checklist for reading and video helps for difficult concepts to use outside of class. This course provides one(1) high school science credit. 

For the class, the student needs a copy of the textbook, a 1" 3-ring binder, and a lab nook book (this can be a composition book or a blank page journal). I will print the student notebook for you. 

High School Chemistry, Wednesdays 9 am-10:30 am: Christi Smith
We will be using Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile which is a high school chemistry course designed for students who have completed Algebra I. This college-preparatory course covers fundamental aspects of chemistry such as the classification of matter, atomic structure, spectroscopy, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, physical change, chemical change, stoichiometry, solutions, ideal gases, acid/base chemistry, reduction/oxidation reactions, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium. Weaving together concepts and their mathematical applications, the course teaches students how to think as a chemist so they can analyze the major changes that occur in matter. This course provides one(1) high school science credit.

We will meet each Wednesday to complete the labs, review key concepts and calculation problems. I will have a weekly checklist for each student, so they will know the readings and homework to complete throughout the week. I work with students to meet their learning styles and provide help as they travel through High School Chemistry. We will be using Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay Wile as our text. The book is also available in audio form for our auditory learners. The student will also need a 1” 3-Ring Binder with 5 dividers and a composition book or blank journal for a lab book. 

Cost : One-time materials fee - $40, $15/class.  Ask me about multi-class or multi-student discounts. Contact me with any questions. Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827

 

High School Physics, Wednesdays 10:30 am - 12 pm: Christi Smith

In Physics class, we will be using Exploring Creation with Physics which is designed to be the student’s first physics course and is generally taken in 11th or 12th grade. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton’s laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism. This course provides one(1) high school science credit.

 

We will meet each Wednesday to complete the labs, review key concepts and calculation problems. I will have a weekly checklist for each student, so they will know the readings and homework to complete throughout the week. This is a graded course. I work with students to meet their learning styles and provide help as they travel through High School Chemistry. Each student will need a copy of Exploring Creation with Physics by Dr. Jay Wile as our text. The book is also available in audio form for our auditory learners. The student will also need a 1” 3-Ring Binder with 5 dividers and a composition book or blank journal for a lab book.

 

Cost : One-time materials fee - $35, $15/class.  Ask me about multi-class or multi-student discounts. Contact me with any questions. Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827

 

 

Middle School General Science, Mondays 3pm-4pm: Christi Smith

Exploring Creation with General Science is designed to be a student’s first systematic introduction to the sciences. This is a middle school science course for grades 7-8, ages 12-14. The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology.

We will meet each week to complete or set up labs, review material and answer questions. I will have a weekly checklist for each student to help keep them on track. This is a graded course, introducing test taking skills in a positive setting. I work with students to meet their learning styles and provide help as they move through the course.

We will be using Exploring Creation with General Science, 2nd edition by Dr. Jay Wile. This can be easily found used and there is also an audio version to go along with the text for our auditory learners. The student will also need a 1” 3-Ring Binder with 5 dividers and a composition book.

Cost : One time materials fee - $35, $10/class, Ask me about multi class or multi student discounts.

Contact me with any questions. Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827

 

 


These Classes by Nicole Fleming: nicole@sciencebetweenthepages.com

Mondays at the CHC

Fall 2021- September 13th- November 29th 

9am-9:55am- 4th-6th graders- 

Fall 2021- Journey to the Center of the Earth Part 1-  This will be an exploration of geology and geologic time based on the evidence of a worldwide flood.  There are many unseen components that are involved in learning about time and its effects on our physical world. 

Spring 2022-  Journey to the Center of the Earth Part 2-  Further exploration of the layers of the earth and how fossil fuels are extracted and used making a case for alternative energy sources.

10am- 10:55am- Kindergarten and 1st grade-

Fall 2021-  Moving, Going, Doing- an introduction for Kindergarteners and 1st graders about force and motion.  We will be exploring the invisible forces behind why objects move or don't move.

Spring 2022- Timely Science- Observing and investigating patterns in the natural world related to time.  We will be learning about concepts that happen quickly (lightning, volcanoes, earthquakes) and other phenomena that occur over long periods of time (lunar cycle, plants growing, metamorphosis)

11am- 11:55am- 2nd and 3rd graders-

Fall 2021- Science of the Unseen Part 1-  We will begin the semester with things that are too small to see with the unassisted eye like cells, bacteria and other microorganisms.  The semester will transition to exploring the unseen forces that govern our natural world like electricity, gravity, magnetism and friction.

 

Spring 2022- Science of the Unseen Part 2- We will further explore the unseen by looking at systems that govern our climate and weather.

 

HISTORY CLASSES

 


Elementary Social Studies: Megan Meier (mdmeier22@gmail.com)
Have a great history curriculum but want to incorporate other areas of social studies such as geography, economics and government for your elementary student? This class will accomplish that by using a mix of social studies TEKS, Charlotte Mason geography materials, and hands-on activities.  We will meet for 12 weeks each semester and the cost is $10/class (this includes cost of supplies).  No textbook is needed.  Starting week of September 14th.

Elementary American History: Megan Meier (mdmeier22@gmail.com)

This class is geared for upper elementary and middle school students. We will be using America the Beautiful by Notgrass to learn about birth of our amazing country.    We will use hands-on activities and map work to follow early explorers to modern day developments.  The cost is $10/class plus one time fee $24 for books/supplies.

Middle School Texas History, Wednesdays 11am-12pm: Christi Smith

I am very excited to offer Texas History at the CHC. This is a middle school, hands-on, project-based class. We will be building a Texas Binder covering Geography, flora and fauna, Native American Texas tribes, European exploration, Missions, Early Settlements, Texans’ fight for independence, Republic years, Civil War years, Industry growth and expansion, etc.

The textbook for this class is included in the class fee.

The student will also need a 1” 3-Ring Binder with 5 dividers.

Cost : One time materials fee - $25, $10/class. Ask me about multi class or multi student discounts.

Contact me with any questions. Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827

High School Government/Economics, Wednesdays 12pm-1pm: Christi Smith

For the fall semester, we will be using Exploring Government by Ray Notgrass. Government is a one-semester course for high school that provides one half-year of credit for high school. Explore the government of the United States from its beginning to the present with special emphasis on the Biblical pattern for government and on the U.S. Constitution. Learn about the operations of federal, state, and local government, and about issues facing our nation today. Become better equipped to understand, engage in, and be involved with our country’s government.

We will be using Exploring Economics from Notgrass for the spring semester. Economics is a one-semester course that provides one half-year of credit for high school. Students learn about economics from the Old and New Testaments and a history of the U.S. economy. The curriculum emphasizes the contrast between command economies and free markets. Exploring Economics helps students understand both microeconomics and macroeconomics. The course explains economic terms from supply and demand to GDP and the Consumer Price Index, giving students tools to understand what they hear in the news and to make wise economic decisions.

For each class the student will need  Exploring Government and Exploring Economics from Notgrass along with a 1” binder for papers. We will review a unit each week with discussion.

Cost : $10/class. Ask me about multi class or multi student discounts. Contact me with any questions.

Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827

Middle School Texas History, Mondays 2 pm- 3 pm: Christi Smith

I am very excited to offer Texas History at the CHC. This is a middle school, hands-on, project-based class. We will be building a Texas Binder covering Geography, flora and fauna, Native American Texas tribes, European exploration, Missions, Early Settlements, Texans’ fight for independence, Republic years, Civil War years, Industry growth and expansion, etc. The textbook for this class is included in the class fee. The student will also need a 1” 3-Ring Binder with 5 dividers.

Cost : One time materials fee - $25, $10/class. Ask me about multi-class or multi-student discounts. Contact me with any questions. Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827.

High School World History, Wednesdays 2 pm-3 pm: Christi Smith

Your high school student will gain a rich understanding of world history by reading the historical narrative, reviewing primary source documents, completing comprehension assignments, and doing hands-on and timeline projects. This course provides one(1) high school social studies credit.

We will meet each week, to discuss our reading, build a timeline and complete a quiz for each unit. We are using Notgrass Exploring World History as our text. You will need vol. 1 for the first semester and vol. 2 for the second semester. Students will also need a student review book (you can purchase here), and a 3-ring binder to hold and organize their papers.

Cost : One time printing fee - $10, $10/class. Ask me about multi-class or multi-student discounts. Contact me with any questions. Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827.

 

High School Government/Economics, Wednesdays 12pm-1pm: Christi Smith

For the fall semester, we will be using Exploring Government by Ray Notgrass. Government is a one-semester course for high school that provides one half-year of credit for high school. Explore the government of the United States from its beginning to the present with special emphasis on the Biblical pattern for government and on the U.S. Constitution. Learn about the operations of federal, state, and local government, and about issues facing our nation today. Become better equipped to understand, engage in, and be involved with our country’s government.

 

We will be using Exploring Economics from Notgrass for the spring semester. Economics is a one-semester course that provides one half-year of credit for high school. Students learn about economics from the Old and New Testaments and the history of the U.S. economy. The curriculum emphasizes the contrast between command economies and free markets. Exploring Economics helps students understand both microeconomics and macroeconomics. The course explains economic terms from supply and demand to GDP and the Consumer Price Index, giving students tools to understand what they hear in the news and to make wise economic decisions.

For each class, the student will need  Exploring Government or Exploring Economics from Notgrass along with a 1” binder for papers. We will review a unit each week with discussion and a quiz.

Cost : $10/class. Ask me about multi-class or multi-student discounts. Contact me with any questions.

Christi Smith, Home2bluebonnets@gmail.com Call or Text at 979-393-2827

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

ASL/ American Sign Language Taught by Sharon Dickey, sharondickey@bellsouth.net

In this ASL class we will be covering vocabulary and grammar. I use my own curriculum. I will hand out or email vocabulary every week. The homework will be to practice that weeks vocabulary. The next week we will do activities with the vocabulary that you have practiced. We will also have small quizzes and tests over the vocabulary and grammar. This class will be for ages 10 and up. We meet on Wednesdays at 9am. If your child needs this for a Foreign Language credit, please let me know. 

Come see what ASL is all about and be prepared to have fun!

 

Latin- Beginning Latin (Latina Christiana) and First Form Latin.

Karmen McGee (karmenmcgee86@gmail.com)

The Beginning Latin class, Latina Christiana, (5th-8th grade) is a great, non-threatening introduction to Latin vocabulary and grammar.

First Form Latin (7th-12th) starts at the same place as Latina Christiana, but covers the material much more quickly. Second Form (second year Latin) is available, if there is an interest.  Bio:  Karmen McGee has been homeschooling since 1998, and teaching Latin at a homeschool co-op and the CHC for close to 10 years.  She likes teaching kids how to "crack the code" of Latin.  Three of her four children have attended Texas A&M, with her fourth heading to Aggieland this fall.  

 

 

Spanish All Levels:

Elementary,  Junior High and High School 1A, 1, 2, & 2/3 mesh: Señora Suzanne Gose (suzanne.gose@gmail.com) Contact her to enroll ages 8 and up. More information is found on the Local Classes tab on www.FlipFlopSpanish.com

We enjoy speaking, grammar, and fun games. The classes require about 20-25 min/day of Spanish practice at home (except Flip Flop Spanish!) Textbooks come with audio files for at home practice. Señora Gose is a former public school teacher, Author of the Flip Flop Spanish series and has been teaching in the Brazos Valley Homeschool Community for more than 19 years.  She and her husband enjoy raising their five children and a multitude of animals on their homestead in Milano. Cost: $10/week,  Text: ~$20, depending on class

 

 

LANGUAGE ARTS

WRITING/ENGLISH CLASSES, GRADES 3-12:  Mrs. Kinnard is offering 4 writing classes for grades 3-5, 6/7, 8/9, and 10-12. All classes will be using different thematic or literary textbooks from The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) . Each of these textbooks uses source texts from periods of history, fables, or fairy tales to teach students to write with structure and style. Each course will teach parts of speech, some grammar, and vocabulary as it pertains to writing composition. In addition to general writing skills, the 8/9 graders will be taking an Introduction to Literary Analysis course during the second semester in order to be introduced to the art of annotation and identifying important literary elements in writing. In the fall, the 10-12 grade class will review and practice pertinent writing skills as well as read and study the classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. During the second semester, this class will learn and practice the necessary elements of essay writing. These students will be tasked with writing a descriptive and persuasive essay, which will prepare those who need to write essays for college applications. Because writing with clarity and precision is necessary for nearly every part of a student's education as well as future employment, the goal is to equip students with the skills to become confident & proficient writers.

Cost per class $10; Text Cost $29; One- time copy fee per student $10

 

Ashley Kinnard (akinnard97@gmail.com) graduated from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing. She has worked for a global consulting firm and in recruiting/job placement for the Career Center at TAMU. Ashley's job included helping business students seek internships and full-time employment, as well as working with recruiters from all over the nation looking to hire competent students. In addition, she reviewed Business Honors applications at Mays Business School where even the best & brightest exhibited poor writing skills. She has a sincere desire to see area homeschoolers lead the way in writing proficiency. Ashley has been homeschooling since 2009, teaching all subjects, but specializing in English and writing. She has taught writing composition for Brazos Classical Academy for the past 6 years, as well as writing classes from her home and via the zoom platform. This will be her third year teaching at the CHC. Ashley has 4 children, grades 5th – 12th.

 

 

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.)


Tiny Tots -

Soul Creative Arts | Amber Collier | soulcreativearts@gmail.com  Introductory dance, tumbling, and creative movement class for the littles! Activities are designed to develop strength, coordination, listening skills, creative thinking, and expression while focusing on pre-ballet, creative movement, and gymnastics skills in a fun environment. (Ages 3-5)

 

Ballet I - Beginning - Intermediate (ages 5-7)

Soul Creative Arts | Amber Collier | soulcreativearts@gmail.com We start with ballet basics and progress through the year gaining ballet skills. Students will be introduced to choreographed routines and perform at the end of the year recital.

 

Ballet II - Beginning - Advanced (ages 8+)

Soul Creative Arts | Amber Collier | soulcreativearts@gmail.com Students progress in their ballet ability by continuing to gain additional skills, while also increasing their strength and endurance through barre work. Students will learn choreographed routines and perform at the end of the year recital.

 

 

ELECTIVES

 

 

​Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, and Career Prep: On Wednesdays with Instructor Suzanne Gose (suzanne.gose@gmail.com) Ages 9th grade and up. (Even High School graduates benefit greatly from these courses!) - We’ll cover all the basic speeches, learn to critique, study historical speeches, and of course what makes up a good speech. We’ll even get a chance for some fun mini-debating. Students will give 6 speeches of various length during the course. We’ll alternate with one week of notes, one week of speeches and critiques and interpersonal communitcation. Class length is 30 weeks (no class week of Thanksgiving)~ Suzanne is a former public school teacher for all levels of public speaking, Spanish, and ESL. She enjoys traveling the nation now and speaking to Homeschoolers and Educators in audiences of all sizes. The 2 semester long combo of Public Speaking and Interpersonal Communication Course includes 6 to 8 speeches for each student, learning to critique, and improve in all areas of speaking. Cost: $10/week. Text Books and Note books: $40.  

 

 

 

​Travel the World With Art : Mrs. Lamar Ontko Mondays at 10am and 11am
Students will take a trip around the world while learning art, surveying each continent, and highlighting iconic landmarks.  Studentswill learn about the culture of the particular region and create artfor that particular region.  We will use various media, including:acrylic, watercolor and tempera paints; chalk and oil pastels; penciland more.  We will use chalk and oil pastels, draw and color and adabble in other media .  Students will learn the fundamentals of art,including primary and secondary colors; warm and cool colors; tintingand shading hues; silhouettes; perspective and more.  We will also choose a number of famous artists to focus on throughout the year. Full class spans an academic year, and is taught in a three year cycle. Sibling discounts given.

Lamar homeschooled her five children for 9 years, and has taught this art class for the last 5 years.  Any questions, email:
atimetodye@gmail.com
Class Fee: $45/mo (4 mo)  OR  $165 for semester (save $15 overall)Supply fee:  $20/semester