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Grades 2-5 Creative Arts Program
This program is designed to provide a broad introduction to both visual and performance art mediums. Students will engage in rich and varied experiences bolstering creativity, passions, confidence and "outside the box" thinking.
Grades 4-8 Academic & Arts Program at The Barn
Students will learn climate and environmental science concepts while participating in the NASA- and NSF-sponsored GLOBE citizen science program. Students will be connected with other students, teachers, scientists, and citizens from Hamilton county and over 100 other countries worldwide as they conduct real, hands-on science at the Wauhatchie site and feed the data into a global database. Science concepts have been aligned with Common Core standards, and this science program dovetails with the middle school Math standards necessary to collect and interpret the data.
Students will begin class at individual computer workstations using Khan Academy to practice and master skills at their own pace and grade level. The instructor will make rounds at this time working one on one with each student to address questions or difficulties. In the interest of promoting a sense of fun, curiosity and accessibility, the second half of class will have students work collaboratively to understand concepts, with the support of the instructor. They will also engage in project based math learning that will include the skills that complement the GLOBE program as well as other democratically chosen hands-on projects.
Students will experience Spanish immersion in a fun, interactive environment that incorporates books and stories, songs, games, and lots of repetition in order to promote contextual and conversational language learning using the Sonrisas Spanish School curriculum. Parent workshops will provide an essential link between school and home and allow parents to produce visual aids and try out some Spanish phrases of their own. Students and parents who want to increase their language acquisition can choose to supplement with short and sweet daily practice sessions on Duolingo.
In the writers' workshop, students will produce writing and improve their writing skills in a collaborative learning environment. Writers will explore writing as a means of expression, an extension of speech, a way of keeping records, and as an art form by reading good writing and playing with words and structure. Students will work in concert as sounding-boards and peer editors, as well as individually conferencing with the instructor to think through and revise their pieces. Grammar and spelling concerns will be addressed organically, rather than as part of a set curriculum. The goal of this course is to create a culture and a mindset that writing can be natural and stress-free, rather than something that is difficult and to be dreaded.
Music and Arts
Chattanooga blues musician Rick Rushing and guest artists will lead this class on a journey through the history of blues music. Students will study artists who have shaped the blues music genre as they learn basic blues guitar rhythms and chords as well percussive accompaniment and vocal techniques. Guest artists will join in to incorporate dance and visual art. This class will culminate in an multi disciplinary performance at the end of the year! This class is sure to be a blast! Guitars provided.
- 9-10:30 Math
- 10:30-10:40 Break
- 10:40-12 Science
- 1-1:30 Spanish
- 1:30-2:30 Writing/grammar
Maximum Class Size: 12 students with a teacher ratio of 6:1
FULL TIME ACADEMIC AND ARTS PROGRAM
9-2:30 Monday,Wednesday, Friday $375/month
GLOBE SCIENCE AND MATH
9-12 Monday,Wednesday $200/month
SPANISH AND WRITING
1-2:30 Monday,Wednesday $125/month
BLUES HISTORY and GUITAR (Included in full time option)
2:30- 3:45 Monday,Wednesday $75/month
The Barn at Lookout Lake Teaching Team
REBECCA WESTBROOK TOKER
Rebecca is an Elementary and Special Education teacher. Equitation and Safety Instructor, Adult Literacy tutor, and Autism Classroom Instructor are all hats she has worn, and she loves teaching all types of students in all types of environments.
Rebecca graduated Cum Laude as an Honors program graduate with a B.A. in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish Language from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She served as a Youth Development Volunteer with Peace Corps Honduras. She is certified in the National GLOBE educational science program. She received Adult Literacy Tutor training from the Durant Literacy Council. She holds current First Aid and CPR certification and a Tennessee teaching license for Special Education.
KIMBERLY HAYS,SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT
Kim holds a B.S. from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Science from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
She has been an Educational Consultant, specializing in behavioral interactions since 2010. Prior to that she taught in Georgia, at Siskin Preschool, and Hamilton County Department of Education for 30+ years. She has devoted her career to her passion as an advocate for children and families. She is a certified to administer standardized test.
JENNIFER MURPHREE, MIDDLE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR AND ASSISTANT TEACHER
Jennifer has a bachelors degree in American Studies from Hollins College in Virginia. In addition, she is a registered nurse who has spent many years in critical care nursing. She has spent the last three years homeschooling her sons, Will and Evan. She also has a daughter who attends Baylor School. She has spent countless hours volunteering with children. She is extremely excited to help develop the homeschool program for middle school students, it has been a dream of hers for years.
RICK RUSHING III, MUSIC EDUCATOR
Rick graduated from Chattanooga State in 2003 with his Associates Degree with a focus on music and in 2004 he graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with his Bachelors Degree in Psychology. From 2013-2015, he taught at the Folk School of Chattanooga and was President of their board. Rick also taught ukulele to students at Balance Yoga Studio. He is an active educator within the community through teaching music exploration for YMCA summer camps as well as guitar, voice, bass guitar, and ukulele lessons based out of his studio at Chattanooga Workspace.