Campbell Christian offers an academic club for students who have completed from 5th to 8th grade. This club provide students with a small group setting focusing on math and language arts.
Math: Students will spend part of their morning refining their pre-algebraic computational and reasoning skills. Extensive practice dealing with rational expressions involving fractions, negative numbers, percents, and decimals will sharpen students' computational fluency. Introduction to basic algebraic notation will give students an opportunity to apply these skills towards simplifying and evaluation expressions involving variables. The emphasis will be placed on developing a neat and organized problem-solving style. Students will also develop their ability to check work methodically for careless mistakes.
Language Arts: Students will focus on developing competency and confidence with reading. Students will read a variety of materials including novels, short stories, articles, plays and poems. We will discuss and develop critical reading skills as students learn to identify text structures, preview, summarize and synthesize text. Students will focus on developing greater precision in diction, crafting sentences, developing paragraphs, and using correct punctuation. Students will have the opportunity to write about what they have read for the program. Students will write analytical essays and personal reflections.
Study Skills: Students will focus on techniques and learning strategies to improve study skills. Emphasis will be on students taking organized notes, having good time management, developing text-taking strategies, practicing active listening, and learning methods of conducting research. Students will have the opportunity to apply these skills with some at-home assignments.
Check back in April for more information!