Elementary School Classes

These classes are appropriate for children from first to fourth grade.  Please see our "Class Registration page for specific class dates and registration fees.

Have time between classes?  This Spring, we are excited to offer our new 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.

Mondays
Thursdays

Class Descriptions

Geography

World Geography

In this class, students will learn about culture, climate and terrain of our world.  This class includes great hands on activities as the students explore culture through in-class crafts.  This class is designed for assignments to be completed at home throughout the week with in-class lectures, discussions and activities.

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

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Nicole Woodall

Class Fee: $5

Spanish 102

This is a continuation from Spanish 101, students will continue to expand their new language through animated stories, online games, worksheets, flash cards and more.  We will also enjoy some cuisine from Mexico and Spain!  We will be using Muzzy BBC, which includes an at-home subscription for practice and growth.  This class is designed for assignments to be completed at home throughout the week with in-class lessons, practice and activities.

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

Class Type: Elective, Graded

Teacher: Heidi Myers

Class Fee: $5 class supply fee (online subscription is good for one calendar year)

Star Wars

Each week we will have a Star Wars themed activity or craft. Students will come away with many forms of Star Wars themed art, such as: a lighted saber silhouette picture, R2-D2 pencil holder, DIY window clings, Perler bead art, Wampa snow globe, and more!  All work is completed in class with no at-home assignments.

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

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Genevieve Anthony

Class Fee: $36

Piano 103

This is the third class in a series and is only available to students continuing from Piano 102.  In this class, the students will continue to expand their knowledge of music theory as they graduate to more complicated pieces.  At the end of this class, students will be able to play with both left and right hand and improve their ability to sight read notes on the grand staff.  This class includes at-home assignments and requires practice for success.

Class Time: 12:30-1:20pm on Mondays

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Heidi Myers

Class Fee: $10

Language Arts

This is a "reading skills" based class to improve the fluency of phonetic decoding. We will focus on vowel patterns (ex. CVC), vowel teams, blends, digraphs and word families within each phonetic skill. We will be incorporating games while we practice our decoding skills and will have take home assignments to assist the learning process. *This is not to replace in-home Language Arts instruction.

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

Class Type: Academic, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Nicole Woodall

Class Fee: $5

History

Colonial America

Come with us on an adventure to colonize the "New World"! Each week will have a power point and class discussion about the "who, what, when, where and why?". We will learn about the struggle for a continent, not just between Europeans, but for the Indigenous people as well.  We will have many hands-on activities or crafts such as: candle making, butter, hard tack, DIY sextant and more! There will be a required book study to correlate with our history lessons. Each week (until book is finished) specific chapters will be assigned to be read by the student or aloud by the parent. In class book discussions will follow. This class will be graded on assignment completion and class participation.

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

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Tiffany Rigney

Class Fee: $20

Required book: A Lion to Guard Us. (purchase is responsibility of parent)

Science

"Focus on Astronomy"

Each week we will read and review a chapter in, "Focus on Astronomy" from Real Science 4 Kids. Worksheets will be provided. Hands on activities are planned throughout the semester. Homework will be given each week. A planet poster and planet cutout will be provided to finish at home. Posters will be due by the next class. This class will be graded on participation and homework completion.

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

Class Type: Academic, Graded

Teacher: Genevieve Anthony

Class Fee: $18

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

ISBN:978-1-941181-63-8

(Book purchase is the responsibility of the parent.)

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 9-12pm

Class Type: N/A

Class fee: Free

P.E

In this class we will have critical thinking challenges in a fun environment, promote an active lifestyle, develop teamwork and leadership skills, physical fitness challenges that may include soccer or rely races, build healthy bones, reduce stress and build self esteem. P.E is so important for our mental and physical well being. I can't wait to have fun with you this semester and grow together! * This is a multi-aged class.

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

Class Type: Elective, Pass/Fail

Teacher: Krystal Hinchee

Class Fee: $5

Location

GVHH Meets at:

Grace Church

2731 Edgewood Street SW

Roanoke, VA 24015