I am a lifelong student who loves learning, and who loves to teach even more. My path through college included pre-veterinary studies, a brief encounter with engineering which took me through calculus 2, then on to liberal arts with a focus in psychology and Spanish for my B.S. in Liberal Arts from UF. My next turn took me into the dental hygiene program, earning an A.S. degree. I later entered graduate school (also at UF: Go Gators!) in entomology & nematology, until my first son was born. I always say that I haven't been bored a day since! Although I practiced in the field of dentistry for 27 years as a "career", I will never stop learning. After 13 years of homeschooling my 3 children, I fell in love with teaching just about anything, but my greatest passion is teaching my students, as I did my children, to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.
In Primer your child will learn how to write numerals and also addition and subtraction, basic counting, skip counting, geometric shapes, telling time, and also be introduced to the manipulative block system. It’s a gentle introduction to “doing math.”
Major Concepts and Skills Include:
Counting objects and developing numeracy
Understanding place value
Recognizing number names and symbols
Reading and writing numerals
Understanding addition and subtraction with concrete and representational models
Understanding and writing the symbols +, – and =
Addition and subtraction of select numbers
Additional concepts and skills:
Telling and writing time by hours and minutes
Recognizing & drawing rectangles, squares, and circles
Measuring length by repeating units
Introducing halves and fourths
Counting by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s
Reading, writing & interpreting word problems
Math-U-See Primer Student Pack (workbook & tests)--must be NEW
Math-U-See Primer Instruction Manual (textbook)--used copy is fine
Primer & Science Combo
Class: Monday 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This is a 2-subject class hour designed for kindergarten students. Each course description is listed below. Both classes must be registered for as one course, not separately.
Minimum: 5 students
Combined tuition which covers both classes is:
$50/month for 9 months
**Tuition will be reduced by $5/month when the minimum of 5 students is reached. If fewer than 5 students register for the class, you will be notified in early August. Classes of fewer than 5 students may still be offered, but are not guaranteed.
Science - Adventures in Creation
Adventures in Creation Level 1 of Master Books’ award-winning Let’s Talk Science series is designed to bring the Bible to life and instill a love for science. Through exploration, investigations, and Biblically-inspired stories, this early elementary homeschool curriculum reveals science as a wonderful tool God has given us to study His creation.
Adventures in Creation offers a hands-on learning experience that will encourage your student’s curiosity. The lessons and experiments are easy to prepare and can be completed in approximately 20 minutes. Additional work will be completed at home since this course is designed for 3 days per week.
Required Texts: Adventures in Creation: Level 1*
**Please purchase the PAPERBACK book, NOT the e-book.
*Teacher's Guide is part of the curriculum pack because each student must have their own copy: it includes all worksheets, quizzes, and tests.
Materials Fee: $30 Paid to tutor at first class (check made payable to Deborah Guy).