Monday – Art
Elementary Art is available to students K- 4th grade once a week for a 25 minute period. Art curriculum for the entire year is based on the Elements of Art: Form, value, texture, shape, line, color, and space. Each element is introduced with a coinciding activity or project. Students are introduced to a variety of media throughout the year with a heavy emphasis on creativity and plenty of space to exercise individual artistic expression.
Tuesday – Technology
Elementary Technology is a class dedicated to building foundational technology skills. Students are introduced to the keyboard, Ipads, and Chromebooks. Students learn how to care for technological devices as well as run basic computer programs.
Wednesday – Physical Education
Elementary Physical Education is available to students K-4th grade once a week for a 25 minute period. In P.E. a large portion of the year is dedicated to the mastery of locomotor skills varying in difficulty from a beginner’s hop, to more advanced movements like a bear crawl or karaoke. Students are introduced to new equipment like the frisbee, or the jump rope, and take part in many activities including relays, soccer, basketball, dodgeball, kickball, tag, capture the flag, etc.
Thursday – Music
Music plays a very important role in the life of students at Foundation Christian Academy. Our goal is to glorify God by engendering in our students a love of music, an appreciation for beauty as expressed through music, and by developing the God-given talents of each student. Elementary music is an introduction to basic music vocabulary like beat, rhythm, tempo, etc. As well as an introduction to instrument families. Students spend a lot of time singing familiar songs, and are introduced to a variety of new music from multiple genres. Older students will learn basic music theory and composition, and are regularly asked to perform individually or within a group.
Friday – Library Media
The school Library Media program encourages students to become tech savvy and independent life-long readers & learners. In our library media centers, students:
*Discover a wide range of books, stories, and texts to encourage a love of reading;
*Explore print and online resources to find information and build research skills; and
*Learn how to use and share information effectively and responsibly.
Elementary students visit the Library at once a week for instruction and book check out. Middle and High School students have access to the Library through their classes and at other times during the school day.
Music plays a very important role in the life of students at Foundation Christian Academy. Our goal is to glorify God by engendering in our students a love of music, an appreciation for beauty as expressed through music, and by developing the God-given talents of each student. They also learn how to read music. Concepts include the staff and key signatures.
We want our students to pursue excellence in their music-making and to create wonderfully as God created wonderfully. The Bible has much to say about music and its purpose for humanity. FCA desires for its students to grapple with these elements as well as to develop his or her talent to its full potential. We want students to remember that music is a way to offer thanks to God for all that He has given us. Music is a gift enjoyed by God and also by the makers of the musical praises themselves. Whether or not students intend to pursue music as a vocation, we seek to equip them with technical skills essential for reading, interpreting, and performing music as well as an understanding of both musical history and theory.
At Foundation Christian Academy, students have the privilege of studying music with the knowledge of the truth that it was created and given to us by God, and to explore all the implications of that truth. Here at FCA, students have the unique opportunity to be prepared physically, intellectually, socially and spiritually for a life of music-making.
Music Teachers: Charlie Abston & Sarah Fischer
Creative writing not only allows kids to express their feelings, it helps them clarify their own ideas and beliefs, and discover what they know or think about a topic. This class brings together a group of students who love to write. The students will demonstrate the ability to produce writing that is original and imaginative and generate an original writings in the genre of song, poetry, scripts, short stories, etc.
Teacher: Kim Windom
Visual Arts education is a necessary part of educating the whole person and is taught at FCA with the personal, social and cultural significance of the visual arts in mind. We want students to mature artistically through direct technical, conceptual, and creative involvement with a variety of medium, with the opportunity to display their work and receive constructive criticism. The Visual Arts utilizes God-given gifts such as the senses, imagination, knowledge and judgement. It offers a framework for seeing and grasping the world around us and provides expressive outlets for ideas and emotions as people respond to their God, others, the environment and themselves. The art students this year will be doing a few art installations in the building as well as a paper mache project, air drying clay and making art journals.
Teacher: Veronica Cary
The purpose of this group is to provide the opportunity for students to take what they learn in the classroom and compete against each other in a fast paced academic quiz format. It helps students learn “fact knowledge” in a fun and challenging way and promotes learning both in the classroom and in independent study. It requires thinking on your feet, a skill necessary in a fast-paced world. In addition to helping students learn facts, quick recall helps students develop the ability to articulate knowledge; work in groups; improve listening skills; and develop poise and self-confidence.
Teacher: Brenda Brown & Howard White