Elementary School Classes

These classes are appropriate for children from first to fourth grade.  Please read the class descriptions and requirements below prior to registering.  Some classes require more at-home work than others.  Please see our Class Descriptions below for class times, materials, and at-home commitment times.  See our Class Registration page for specific class dates and registration fees.

Have time between classes?  Register for our Game Room, a place where our registered students can take a break, play and socialize in a safe, supervised environment.  There is no fee for our Game Room.

Classes at a Glance

A Slash (/) indicates that there is more than one class offered during a particular class period. *Teachers kids and families enrolled in IEW, that have siblings not enrolled in IEW get first priority for Cooking, Comic Book and Art classes.

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Class Descriptions


This is the continuation of our Institute for Excellence in Writing course and is only available to students who attended and passed the Fall Semester IEW classThis class will now be offered once a week for 2 hours, to ensure enough time for each lesson and guided practice. We will continue to use the student workbooks/packages from the Fall Semester.

"IEW's unique approach provides the structure that students need to develop confidence in the writing process, while gradually guiding them toward greater independence and creativity. Our core writing program is supported by materials for reading, grammar, spelling, literature, poetry, public speaking, and more."

Class Time: 9:00am-10:50am, Mondays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Julie Brown

Class Fee: $10

At-Home Commitment: approximately 3-5 hours per week.

U.S History

Gilded Era to the Great Depression( American History)

This semester we are diving into the Gilded Era to the Great Depression. We will set the scene with the end of the Civil War. We will discuss the rise and fall of the Gilded Era, the Progressive Era, WWI, the roaring 20's and end with the Great Depression. WWII ended the Great Depression. I would like to continue the timeline in the fall, starting with WWII and diving deep into the WW, the Civil Rights Movement and end with the Vietnam War, if possible!

Class Time: 11:30am on Mondays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Genevieve Anthony

Class Fee: $15

At-Home Commitment: approximately 1 hour per week.


Let's take a trip around the world!  We will learn about the various climates, geographical landforms, dinosaurs, the seven continents, the five oceans, languages, and the culture of various countries.  We will also be creating a craft that is culturally related to the country that we are studying for the week.  Homework will be given to be completed at home and returned the next class.  

Class Time: 11:00-11:50am on Thursdays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Nicole Woodall

Class Fee: $15

At-Home Commitment: approximately 1-2 hours per week


This is a blended class that includes elementary, middle and high school students. This semester, we will be learning to cook with substitutions! I've never met an ingredient I couldn't substitute. Please let me know if your child has any allergies or are vegetarians. Elementary children will learn to mix, measure, and roll, while tweens and teens learn to reference recipes, ingredient identification, and proper measuring techniques. We will be sauteing, boiling, braising, grilling, baking and more, all while exploring new world cuisines, healthy menus, and seasonal dishes.

*Families that are enrolled in IEW, that have siblings not in IEW get first priority in class enrollment. If any space is available after those families register, will go to wait-listed students.

Class Time: 9:00-10:50am on Mondays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Krystal Hichee

Class Fee: $25

At-Home Commitment: none.

Beginner Spanish:

In this class we will learn Spanish and Spanish culture through music, games, hands-on activities, food and fun!  This is a great class for younger learners who are not yet proficient in reading and writing.  While this class is more fun than academic, there will be some light homework involved.  Please plan for about an hour of homework per week for this class.  This class is a great pre-requisite for Spanish I, which will be offered in the fall of 2022.

Class Time: 9:00-9:50am on Thursdays

Class Type: Elective, Graded

Teacher: Heidi Myers

Class Fee: $10

At-Home Commitment: approximately one hour per week.

Spanish II

This class is a continuation from our Fall Spanish classes and combines the Elementary and Middle School Classes from the fall semester.  Students who did not pass or who did not take Spanish in the Fall 2021 should take Beginner Spanish.  In this class, we will continue to expand our Spanish vocabulary through practice, study, games, food and fun.  Learning a new language is only possible with daily practice.  This class is for students who can devote a minimum of 20 minutes a day, four days per week for study, practice and homework activities.

Class Time: 10:00am-10:50am on Thursdays

Class Type: Elective, Graded

Teacher: Heidi Myers

Class Fee: $10

Book Required: "Spanish For You".

At-Home Commitment: A minimum of 20 minutes per day for 4-5 days per week for practicing with flashcards/Quizlet, approximately one additional hour per week for homework assignments.


"Focus on Biology"

This semester we're going to be learning about biology concepts such as cells, plant life, protozoa, life cycles, and ecosystems. We will watch the life cycles of smaller creatures like frogs and/or butterflies and learn about what is on the inside of our own human bodies. Come join us for Biology!

Class Time: 12:30-1:50pm on Mondays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Tiffany Rigney

Class Fee: $15

Required book: Real Science 4 Kids, "Focus on Elementary Biology"-3rd Edition.

(Book purchase is the responsibility of the parent.)

At-Home Commitment: approximately 1-2 hours per week.

Game Room ~ Free Period

This room will be designated for those students with a "free period", between other classes. This is for all school ages. The room will be monitored by a Parent/Volunteer at all times. Different types of board games, cards etc. will be available for play.

Class Time: Mondays & Thursdays 9-1pm

Class Type: N/A

Class fee: Free

At-Home Commitment: none.


This class is all about fun and creativity!  We will use paint, glue, yarn, magnets, tinfoil, magazines, cardboard and all kinds of stuff to make beautiful, unique creations!  We will learn a different art technique each week!

Class Time: 12:30-1:20pm on Mondays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Heidi Myers

Class Fee: $20

At-Home Commitment: none.

*Comic Book Workshop

I’m going to start out talking about comic book history and the first super heroes and then we will move into drawing basics and brainstorming our characters and worlds to write them. Each week we will work on a new pencil draft in class and homework will be to complete it in pen and colored pencil and we’ll keep them all in a binder inside sleeve protectors.

Class Time: 11:30-12:20pm on Mondays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Rae Ehrlund

Class Fee: $10 and a class supply list will be provided, for parent to purchase before class starts.

At-Home Commitment: approximately 1-2 hours per week.

Spelling/Cursive Practice

In this class students will be using All About Spelling. This is a continuation of last semester.  It uses the Orton-Gillingham approach. We will start with Level 1. Each progressing level builds on the previous lessons. Parents will be responsible to purchase a "Teacher/Student Packet", approx. $35 and a Basic Interactive Kit $23, which can be found on many homeschool curriculum sites. Each week students will practice cursive writing with spelling words. Students will continue to complete lessons at home with parental guidance and instruction. This class will be continued in the spring semester, so if continue class, next semester will only be a small class fee.

Class Time:10:00-10:50am on Thursdays

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Samantha J. Burroughs

Class fee:$5 class fee, plus the cost of the All About Spelling Student Packet Level 1.

At-Home Commitment: approximately 2-3 hours per week.


Each week we’ll discuss an engineering field (civil, mechanical, chemical, biological, software, etc.) and then design and build a model/experiment that represents that type of engineering using the Engineering Process. Planned activities include making a solar oven to cook s’mores, a marble roller coaster, a Rube Goldberg machine, and many others. Parents are encouraged to participate especially with younger children.

Class Time: 12:30pm-1:20pm

Class Type: Academic, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Tiffani Hill

Class fee:$20

At-Home Commitment: none.