2021-2022 CLASSES

Schedule and Description

Here are a list of classes, including a brief description, that we are currently offering the first 9 weeks . Some classes will be taught all school year and others will change every 9 weeks as needed. Classes are subject to change, but unlikely to have any major changes.

P.E. and Group Games: Both groups will have 2 active times each day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. As the weather permits, we have organized games outside as well as free play with swings, side-walk chalk, hula-hoops, a playhouse, and water table.  For inside, we also play group games and we have a variety of board games, memory games, Legos, blocks, etc. and change them up frequently.

Kindergarten Skills Program

The program is offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30pm - 3:30pm.  You must register your child for both half-days but you can combine this program with the full day classes, as well.

This class is for children ages 4-8 that need a small group space to develop social skills and fine motor strength through creative, hands-on, group play and activities.  The afternoon consists of whole group read-alouds with discussion and correlated response activities, dramatic play, Spielgaben curriculum, seasonal themed activities, songs and music, hands-on science learning, art, crafts and so much more.  Students will have the opportunity to work with a partner, in a group or one on one with the teacher as other students move through center activities.

5-8 Year-olds Main Class

5-8 year-olds have the option of participating the in the classes below all day or mornings in the Main Class and afternoons in the Kindergarten Skills Program, if available. The Kindergarten Skills Program is not available on Wednesdays.

TUESDAY (Neutral/Secular)

Story Art: Teacher reads a story and the students work individually or in small groups on an art project based on an aspect or concept in the story. 

P.E. Outside as the weather permits

Spanish (year-round): Beginning Spanish taught through songs and projects.

Lunch

Story Studies: Teacher reads a high-interest children's book then holds a class discussion (with an activity) on comprehension components of the story such as character, setting, problem and solution.  Children will be able to share ideas as a whole group and with partners.

Group Games: Inside or outside, depending on the weather

LEGO Engineering: Students are given a challenge, work in small groups and present their projects to the class.

 

WEDNESDAY (Christian World-view day, see below**)

U.S.A. Studies (year-round): This class will offer a variety of aspects of the United States, including History, Geography and Government. When applicable, the Christian view will be expressed. For example: the founding of our government and the history of the Bible being used to teach in schools as part of the curriculum. We are planning on studying the History of Education in America and end the 9 weeks with a field trip to the Little Red Schoolhouse in Palm Beach County.

P.E.

Fruits of the Spirit and Bible Heroes (1st and 3rd 9-weeks): Fruits of the Spirit from the Bible each week for 9 weeks: Peace, Love, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, and Self-Control. 3rd Nine weeks: Bible Heroes

         Music (2nd and 4th 9-weeks to replace Fruits of the Spirit): Focus on  Christmas music including singing and playing instruments like the bells, boom-whackers and xylophones.

Art Through the Ages (year-round) This Art class follows the Layers of Learning Curriculum and will include Christian themes and holidays. Students will be learning about art during different periods of time and the artists who were well known for their artwork during that period.  Topics include: Romantic, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, Expressionism, Modern Art, Pop Art, Latin American Art and Architecture.

Group Games: Inside or outside, depending on the weather

Science Unit Studies (year-round): We will use various Christian resources to teach different branches of science.  This year's topics are energy, geology, chemistry, food chains, animal groups, habitats and conservation.   Students will have the opportunity to explore these topics through whole group, team and partner activities and experiments.  

THURSDAY (Neutral/Secular)

Land and Animal Unit Studies (Year-round): Students will study the geography, culture and animals of specific areas every quarter (9 weeks in a quarter). For example,  Australia and animals specific to the area such as Kangaroos and Hyenas. 

    1st quarter: Africa

    2nd quarter: Europe

    3rd quarter: Australia

    4th quarter: Asia

P.E.

Fairy Tale Theatre: Re-enact fairy tales/stories through both acting and puppets for the first two quarters (9 weeks each quarter) and then replaced by Detectives Academy.

Geographical Art (Year-round): Students will learn about art from the areas of the world that follow along with the Land and Animals study. For example, the 1st quarter will focus on African Art, then European Art for the 2nd quarter, and so on.

Group Games: Inside or outside, depending on the weather

Music (Year-round):  Music will also coincide with the area of the world that is being studied in the Land and Animals class. We will start with Rhythm and Beat including traditional African songs. For the 2nd quarter: European classical music including The Nutcracker. Students also have the opportunity to play a variety of instruments (no previous experience required).

 

9-11 Year-Olds

TUESDAY: (In this order) Land and Animal Studies, Geographical Art , P.E., break for lunch then Drama (first 2 nine weeks, then replaced by Detective Academy), Music and Group Games. Same description as above, adjusted for the age group. Drama Description: Students will participate in short skits with the hopes of performing for the parents in December. Detective Academy Description: Solving mysteries through code breaking, identifying fingerprints, becoming observant training, deductive reasoning. 

WEDNESDAY: (In this order) Science, Art through the Ages, P.E., U.S.A. Studies, Fruits of the Spirit and Group Games. Same descriptions as the 5-8 year old group.

THURSDAY: (In this order) Story Art, History, P.E., Story STEAM, LEGO Engineering and Group Games. History Description: Layers of Learning curriculum - Times period of 1800’s to present.

 

**Christian World-view Day:  We have chosen Wednesdays to dedicate to Christian world-view of classes. Tuesdays and Thursdays will continue to take a neutral/secular approach with no religious aspect (as they've always been).

We also recognize that some families are not Christians, but would like their children exposed to Christianity. We want to make it clear that all children, regardless of their beliefs are welcome to attend Wednesdays. Principles and views that will be integrated into the curriculum (on Wednesdays only) are "God created the world," "God loves us all," "Jesus is the son of God," and "God hears our prayers."

Traditional Writing Class (in-person only): We are offering two writing classes based on student's abilities/level on both Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:30-11:20 (both classes required). These classes will first be offered to students who are enrolled in Small Group Tutoring, then other My Village students and finally students who are not enrolled in My Village classes.
Writing A: This class is for students who can write sentences and are ready to progress to writing paragraphs. How to write a good sentence will be reviewed.
Writing B: This class is for students who can write paragraphs and are ready to progress to writing essays. Essays will be based on class offerings at My Village as well as student interests. The first classes will have a review of writing a good sentence and the elements of a good paragraph before progressing to essays.
CONTACT US
EMAIL: admin@myvillagepsl.com
Lisa Green, Director of Education
Cell 772-475-6449
Tresa Shirrell, Director of Administration
Cell 772-200-5290

LOCATION OF CLASSES:
EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE ADVENT
4484 SW CITRUS BLVD, PALM CITY, FL 34990