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Awaken Academy Electives Spring 2023

 

Class Name/Skill Level Description
3D SCULPTURE (SM ONLY) K-2 & 5-6*: Introduction to basic modeling techniques including multiple forming methods like pinching, coiling, slab construction and sculpting. Students will be working with many malleable materials. Returning students will be working on new and advanced techniques.

ART K-2*:

 

This arts and crafts class will encourage artistic development through exposure to a wide variety of mediums, as well as the exploration of various techniques and applications.
BASKETBALL 5-6 & 7-8: Taught by higher level basketball coaches, students will engage in this popular sport through drills, lessons, team play, strategy and more!

BEGINNERS DANCE K-2:

 

This dance class incorporates ballet, modern, and hip-hop dance, offering basic foundational skills and an awareness of using movement to worship God through art.

 

BOOKS BY ME 3-4*: Kids are guided through creative writing processes to write and illustrate their own books.
CERAMICS (SM ONLY) 3-4*: Working with basic techniques including multiple forming methods like pinching, coiling, slab construction and sculpting. Returning students will be working on new and advanced techniques.
DANCE 3-4: This class includes dance instruction from genres of Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary and more!
DANCE/CHOREOGRAPHY 5-6: It’s the art of creating and arranging dances! This beginning level choreography course will introduce students to both the exploration of the choreographic process and the basic tools used in choreography.
ENGINEERING HOW IT’S MADE 5-6*: Ever wonder how something is made? Let’s find out and then experiment with creative supplies. Students will be challenged to engineer the unexpected, from structures to robotics and more!
GAME THEORY 7-8: Game theory studies interactive decision-making, where the outcome for each participant or “player” depends on the actions of all. If you are a player in such a game, when choosing your course of action or “strategy” you must consider the choices of others. From rock, paper, scissors…to 4 corners… to Sorry & Clue & more!

GARDENING K-2*:

 

Plant and manage the Academy Garden while learning about plants, insects, fruits, and vegetables.
HEALTH HIS WAY 7-8*: Did you know that God made us to crave?  Recognizing those cravings and how they impact the health of our body, and our mind will be key throughout the course. Together, we will learn what God’s word says about food, addiction, self-control, our minds, our finances, and His plan for sex between a husband and a wife.

 LEGO STEM K-2*:

 

Curiosity, fun and creativity are major drivers in getting both kids and adults excited about science. Students will experiment with LEGO STEM to better understand and engage in the world around them, with curious observation, critical questions and the creativity and courage to fearlessly try new things.

LIL WORLD TRAVELERS K-2*:

 

Students will fill up their passports as they explore the world through hands-on activities, stories, food tastings, and souvenirs that spark curiosity and connection.

MINI METEOROLOGIST /ARCHAEOLOGIST K-2*:

 

Explore weather and dig for dinos in this adventurous course with God at the center of it all!

MUSIC K-2 & 3-4*:

 

Learn how to understand and communicate using the language of music! Students will establish a strong understanding of the fundamentals of music and have a better interpretation of musical compositions.
ORGANIC ART 5-6*: God created us to create! From clothing to everyday items put out to recycle/trash and living (or formerly living) organisms like feathers, fur, bones, dirt, twigs, plants, and food, students will be guided in art exploration to create upcycled masterpieces to organic art tools!  
PICKLEBALL 5-6: Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping-pong using a paddle and plastic ball with holes. It is a game that is appropriate for players of all ages and skill levels. Rules for pickleball are simple, making it a great introductory sport.
RECYCLED MEDIUM ART 3-4*: God created us to create! From clothing to everyday items put out to recycle/trash and living (or formerly living) organisms like feathers, fur, bones, dirt, twigs, plants, and food, students will be guided in art exploration to create upcycled masterpieces to organic art tools!
SCIENCE SPECTACULAR 3-4*: This class introduces young learners to the basic foundations of discovery, hypothesis, and science fun. Students will use their imagination and curiosity to formulate questions about the natural world. They will then test these questions through science experiments!
SELF DEFENSE 3-4 & 5-6: Self-defense is a set of awareness, assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, safety strategies, and physical techniques that enable someone to successfully escape, resist, and survive violent attacks

SPORTS SKILLS & DRILLS K-2 & 3-4:

 

Training scenarios to apply and integrate skills, teamwork, and critical thinking
VIDEO-PHOTO YEARBOOK 5-6: Students learn to take pictures, use digital filters, save pictures to a computer, and edit their pictures. Students may also study specific types of photography, such as outdoor, underwater, or street photography. They will develop basic skills in cinematography, lighting, editing, color grading and sound design. Students will also create the Academy yearbook through Canva.
WORSHIP 5-6 & 7-8: Students in this class will gain an understanding of the basics of worship leading, including song selection, audience engagement, and verbal communication. students will learn what worship is on and off the stage.

 

Classes with an * at the end of the description have a $75 materials fee.