​Descriptions for Spring 2023
 In-person classes 
Classes are held once a week.
Prices are per semester 1/23- 4/20
​We have ROSEVILLE and ROCKLIN Classes

Grades are used as a guideline. 
 If you would like an exception or have questions, please contact us.
Virtual Content may be available contact us for details.

New and Continuing Students are Welcome for Spring Classes except where noted.​
Spring classes have new or continuing content they are NOT a repeat of Fall.
Story of the World- Medieval Times (Grades 4-8) 

Let’s explore history in a fun and interactive way. We’ll take a captivating tour through The Middle Ages as we work with maps, timelines, and PowerPoints. We’ll turn the pages of “The Story of the World” history curriculum as we take an integrated approach to the history of the whole world. Creating such projects as sugar-cube castles, make our own paper, and concoct a cauldron of Eye-of-Newt Soup.

Required Text: Students are required to purchase The Story of the World 
textbook Volume2: The Middle Ages by Susan Wise Bauer.  
Books can be purchased on Amazon or Rainbow Resource 
We have some books available for rental @$10/year
Reserve yours here:

**Targets State Standards for History**


Small Engines Repair (Grades 5-H.S.)  

This class is designed for the student that wants to “fix small engines and make some money.” Having completed our Small Engines and Machines class, these students will be able to take that knowledge and apply it to real world engine problems. Students will be instructed and trained to maintain and repair the most common small engines problems. This class covers, but is not limited to, troubleshooting and repairs, restoring of lost power, smoking lawnmower, starter rope problems, lawn mower carburetor repair, oil change, and engine tune-ups. Through the use of hands -on labs, videos, and personal expertise, students will gain the necessary skills to perform repairs for family and friends. Students will be paired up in teams to work on individual engines.
**Targets State Standards for Science**
**Students must have completed HIM Small Engines or comparable class/experience**

Science- Hands On:  (Grades 4-8) 
With Labs (Some books available for rental)
​​Roseville Campus: We will begin with Physics in the Spring

Come learn about science in a fun, hands on class that will target your science standards for the year. No boring lectures just lots of creative activities and experiments to promote learning. Building a solid science foundation for your elementary- and junior high-age kids so they will be well-prepared for high school is our goal! We use Real Science 4 Kids as our curriculum. Real Science 4 Kids is engaging and focuses on fundamentals, giving your child a confidence with essential concepts and terms. Chemistry I is the first part of the Level I curriculum, which includes basic Chemistry (introduces children to college-level chemistry concepts such as the atom and periodic table, molecular bonding and chemical reactions. acid-base reactions, mixtures and separating mixtures, and large molecules such as carbohydrates, polymers and enzymes), Physics (concepts covered are: Laws of physics and the scientific method; force, work and energy; potential and kinetic energy; motion; chemical and electrical energy; current, magnets and electromagnets; light and sound energy; and conservation of energy). Biology (topics covered: taxonomy, the cell, the specialized organelle (the chloroplast), plants, protozoa, frog and butterfly life cycles, ecosystems and cycles).

Class runs for the entire school year; however, new students are welcome in Spring.  Prices are per semester.

Required Text:  Real Science 4 Kids Level I or Middle School by Rebecca W. Keller

Lab materials will be provided. Lab Manuals are 
optional and can be purchased separately.
Books can be purchased on Amazon 
Please note we are NOT using the 3rd edition

**Targets State Standards for Science- Experimentation**

Fall: Chemistry                           Spring: Physics/Biology


We have a limited number of text books 
available for rental $25 per year.
Please reserve yours here:  

PE: Basketball and Games in the Gym (Grades 4-9) 

Parents, are you looking for a fun place for your children to get out and be active? Build friendships? In this class, the students will be playing, exercising, and learning all at the same time. Students will be exposed to sports such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, and others as we work on individual skills through drills.  We will also be focusing on the proper techniques in stretching, strengthening, and conditioning for better health.  This class will focus on the skills of basketball along with some non-competitive play.  However, we will be varying PE activities throughout the session.
Come join us for some healthy play.  

Classes held at CalFit Rocklin: (2511 Warren Dr. Rocklin)
Students enrolled in other HIM classes will be supervised to and from CalFit gym (located next door)

**Targets Standards for Physical Education**




1st-3rd Grade Program     
‘Lil’ Hearts and Hands- STEAM
We are excited to offer a program for homeschooling families of students grades 1st through 3rd, to supplement what they are learning at home. This engaging Hands-On class will cover education in character traits and social skills, along with multiple subjects such as math, language arts, history, science, art, etc., all in an environment that is a safe, nurturing, and a fun Hands-On style of learning. Creating a place where kids can explore and learn their potential while building relationships with fellow homeschooling students is of high priority. Come join us in putting your little one’s Hands in Motion for learning.  Class size is limited.
**Targets State Standards for Steam**

Creative Arts- (Grades 1-3)
This class is open to all students who want some more hands-on time to be creative and imaginative. With age appropriate activities, students will explore the creative process, develop their artistic skills and experiment in painting, drawing, and mixed media. Everyone gets to go home with their own unique art projects.
Class is taught by experienced art teacher, Yuko Ray from Creativity Alive.
* Please make charter vouchers out to Creativity Alive.*

**Targets State Standards for Visual Arts**

Architectural Drafting & Model Building (Grades 4-H.S.)
"Take it to the drawing board." Two classes wrapped up in one! In this class we will be learning drafting techniques and designs. Students will draw two-dimensional building models to scale. We will be using pencils, drafting instruments, and graph paper to create our blue prints. Students will then use these blue prints created to build 3D models. 

Model Building… here things come to life! Students will learn & hone in on their drawing skills as they envision the house, they may want to ultimately build one day. After drawing up their "blue prints," they will then be given the opportunity to have their design "leap off the paper and come to life!" Working with various sized balsa wood, they will create a model size version of their plans. This is an assisted project-based class. Students will be challenged to their ability and beyond. 
Some drafting instruments may be required for purchase.  
**Targets State Standards for Math and Fine Arts**


Lego® Bridge Building (Grades 4-8) -- STEAM

In today’s world, it seems all students need to be equipped with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) knowledge and the creative problem-solving skills necessary to be innovative and creative thinkers.

Students will explore various types of “bridge construction methods” in this class including suspension, draw, and turn-table. Once a building concept is reviewed, students will work together in small groups to build their very own version of that style bridge out of Legos. The bridges that they build can be as long as 12 feet!  

  Students will learn –

How to collaborate in groups and teams
How to use scientific method through
   Observation, Reasoning, Prediction, and Critical Thinking
To design, develop, and complete activities and challenges

**Targets State Standards for Science, Technology, and Mathematics**

Below classes are held in HIM classroom at:
 301 West Whyte Ave.  Roseville
Tennis- Private and Semi-Private Available for all ages

Join us for some fun on the court. Chris Androkitis has been a professional tennis instructor for over 25 years. He is certified with the United States Tennis Registry and is skilled in especially working with children.  

It is encouraged for students to have their own racquets. Some are available for loan.
$75/hr. Private or Semi-Private Contact us for availability.
Classes held at Cresthaven Park just a couple blocks from HIM Roseville classroom.

**Targets State Standards for Physical Education**
PE-Nerf Rival Wars- (Grades 4-9) 
​​
This Nerf class is for the kid who wants to see a little more action using the new Nerf Rival Guns. We will be focused mostly on fast pace Nerf Games in the gym along with battle strategies. We’ll talk about how warfare has changed throughout history as we discuss some “famous and not so famous” battles that the US Military was engaged in.
While we will be focusing on Nerf battles, we will be varying PE activities throughout the session.  Bring lots of WATER and wear good gym shoes- you’ll need it as you run around battling it out! Nerf Rival guns and ammo will be provided for class time. Safety glasses are required.
Students enrolled in other HIM classes will be supervised to and from CalFit gym (located next door)
**Targets State Standards for Physical Education**


Book Rental: Student's Name



Writing- Excellence in Writing (Grades 4-6)  

Do you struggle with getting your student to write? Are you not sure what is enough for their grade level? Or do they love to write but need some help with structure and description? Then… we have the answer! Join us as we use Andrew Pudewa's Excellence in Writing.  We will take foundational writing styles one step at a time. Students will work on assignments in class with teacher support as well as peer support. Take home assignments with teacher grading and editing will be included.   Class is taught by Jennifier Androkitis who has a Master’s Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in English. 

Text is required: IEW Structure and Style Level A. You may purchase on IEW website $35 Please have prior to class.  ORDER LINK

**Targets State Standards for Language Arts**



Lego® Crazy Contraptions (Grades 4-8) —STEAM
​​
For kids- life is about FUN! As they grow up, they meet new challenges along the way. Students will be challenged in this class as they learn to interpret instructions to achieve a positive outcome. Using almost every type of Lego piece that Lego® makes; from bricks, gears, pulleys, belts, axles and levers students will create vehicles, launchers, noise-makers, and gadgets. We will be creating a different contraption every week using our creative minds as we continue to build upon the operation of simple and compound machines used in everyday life. Students will be delighted with the creations!

​**Targets State Standards for Science, Technology, and Mathematics**
Above descriptions are for in person classes/labs. 

Classes are held at:
VCA Hands in Motion Classroom
301 West Whyte Ave.
Roseville, CA 95678 

         OR

Mosaic Church
4430 Granite Dr.
Rocklin, CA 95677

PE Classes held at: (excludes Minute to Get it and Tennis)
California Family Fitness
2511 Warren Drive
Rocklin, CA 95677

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Below Classes are held at:  
Mosaic Church 4430 Granite Dr. Rocklin, 95677

PE is held at California Family Fitness 2511 Warren Dr. Rocklin  95677
PE- Minute to Get IT (Grades 4-H.S.)
Join us for this fast-paced class where everyone has a ton of fun. Here we will be reenacting some of the challenges from the TV series “Minute to Win It”. This is a great way to learn team building and create friendships. Each week we will be dividing into teams and work through “blueprints” that will challenge your depth perception, hand-eye coordination, agility, patience, and problem-solving techniques. No athletic
experience required but come prepared for a good work out.  
**Targets State Standards for Physical Education**
PE- Nerf Boot Camp 
Outdoor Style- Thursdays (Grades 4-H.S.)

Dodge the Bullet!!!!... This class is created around the military boot camp format. A “Master Drill Sargent” will train the students in hurdling walls, shooting range/target practice, calisthenics, & obstacle courses, as they train to succeed at the “Nerf War Games!” ALL the exercise with DOUBLE THE FUN!!  
This Nerf class is geared towards the older student with more military structure, physical conditioning, and Nerf games. We will be using the new Rival Nerf Guns in battle outside on our Nerf battlefield as well as Arrow Tag Obstacle course. This is an outdoor “rain or shine class.” “What kid wouldn’t want to battle in the rain and mud?! Children need to come prepared for the weather. (on days of extreme weather instructor may cancel class) Part of the class time will be focused on strength training, obstacle course achievements, team work, and self- discipline. Objectives covered will be developing an appreciation of the importance of physical fitness, basic first-aid, and developing knowledge of team building and basic military skills. Rival Nerf Guns and ammo are provided for class time. T-Shirt and Hats included. Purchase of Army tactical pants and safety glasses are required.  
**Targets State Standards for Physical Education**


Science- Hands- On Physics Labs (Grades 4-8)

Come learn about science in a fun, hands on class that will target your science standards for physics. Students will explore concepts: Laws of physics and the scientific method; force, work and energy; potential and kinetic energy; motion; chemical and electrical energy; current, magnets and electromagnets; light and sound energy; and conservation of energy. No boring lectures just lots of creative activities and experiments to promote learning. Building a solid science foundation for your elementary- and junior high-age kids so they will be well-prepared for high school is our goal! We use Real Science 4 Kids as our curriculum. Real Science 4 Kids is engaging and focuses on fundamentals, giving your child a confidence with essential concepts and terms. 

Required Text: Real Science 4 Kids Physics Level I or Middle School by Rebecca W. Keller

​You may purchase on Amazon or other seller
We have a limited number of text books                        
available for rental $25 per year.
Please reserve yours here:

**Targets State Standards for Science- Physics**
PE Soccer and Games in the Gym (Grades 4-9)

Parents, are you looking for a fun place for your children to get out and be active? Build friendships? In this class, the students will be playing, exercising, and learning all at the same time. Students will be exposed to sports such as basketball, soccer, dodgeball, volleyball, and others as we work on individual skills through drills. As well as focusing on the proper techniques in stretching, strengthening, and conditioning for better health. This class will focus on the skills of soccer along with some non-competitive play. However, we will be varying PE activities throughout the session. Come join us for some healthy activity.
Students enrolled in other HIM classes will be supervised to and from CalFit gym 
(located next door)
**Target Standards for Physical Education**

PE- Movin' and Grovin' (Grades 1-3)
Kids are motivated by FUN! In this class, kids will be running, jumping, stretching as well as working on teamwork, strengthening, and hand-eye coordination all wrapped in fun games and activities. We will be playing such games as Parachute, Tag, Capture the Flag, Kickball, Soccer, Obstacle Courses, Relays, Red Rover, Mother May I? and others all on the beautiful indoor soccer field at CalFit. Please have your kiddos wear tennis shoes and clothes to move around in. Class size is limited.
Located at CalFit- Drop off and pick up will be at the gym:  2511 Warren Drive, Rocklin

​**Target Standards for Physical Education**
Science- Hands On: (Grades 4-8) 
With Labs (Some books available for rental)
Class is once a week Monday OR Wednesday
​​Rocklin Campus: We will be learning Chemistry in Spring

Come learn about science in a fun, hands on class that will target your science standards for the year. No boring lectures just lots of creative activities and experiments to promote learning. Building a solid science foundation for your elementary- and junior high-age kids so they will be well-prepared for high school is our goal! We use Real Science 4 Kids as our curriculum. Real Science 4 Kids is engaging and focuses on fundamentals, giving your child a confidence with essential concepts and terms. Chemistry I is the first part of the Level I curriculum, which includes basic Chemistry (introduces children to college-level chemistry concepts such as the atom and periodic table, molecular bonding and chemical reactions. acid-base reactions, mixtures and separating mixtures, and large molecules such as carbohydrates, polymers and enzymes), Physics (concepts covered are: Laws of physics and the scientific method; force, work and energy; potential and kinetic energy; motion; chemical and electrical energy; current, magnets and electromagnets; light and sound energy; and conservation of energy). Biology (topics covered: taxonomy, the cell, the specialized organelle (the chloroplast), plants, protozoa, frog and butterfly life cycles, ecosystems and cycles).

Class runs for the entire school year; however, new students are welcome in Spring. Prices are per semester.

Required Text: Real Science 4 Kids Chemistry Level I or Middle School by Rebecca W. Keller

Lab materials will be provided. Lab Manuals are 
optional and can be purchased separately.
Books can be purchased on Amazon 

**Targets State Standards for Science- Experimentation**

Fall: Physics/Biology                                                 Spring: Chemistry


We have a limited number of text books 
available for rental $25 per year.
Please reserve yours here:  

Jr. Carpentry (Grades 4-H.S.)  

Get to math skills through the back door. In this 
class students will practice measuring, plotting, 
graphing, arithmetic, geometry, and dimensions...
but they will be focusing on building their very own
 take-home project.... not the math. Tool safety and 
instruction will be emphasized for such tools as a 
screwdriver, wrench, hammer, saw, router, drill, and various others. We will take ideas, learn how to draw and plan them out, and then have the skills to create them. We start with raw wood materials to make individualized wood projects. Students learn how to measure and calculate angles creating a blue print design for their project. They will then measure, cut, assemble, paint, stain, and/or engrave their very own projects to take home.
**Targets Standards for Art and Math**
Electronics- Zap-It  (Grades 4-8) 
​Give your child an exciting, hands-on introduction to electronics.  
From smart phones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. This course provides a
foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design.
In this course, students will gain skills and knowledge through classroom and hands- on lab activities in the areas of basic DC circuits using switches, resistors, microphones, and capacitors. Over the course of the class we will be creating simplified working circuit boards just like the ones found in alarms, TV’s, Radio, and other electronic devices. 
**Targets State Standards for Mathematical Reasoning**



Architectural Drafting & Model Building
Grades 4-8

"Take it to the drawing board." Two classes wrapped up in one! In this class we will be learning drafting techniques and designs. Students will draw two-dimensional building models to scale. We will be using pencils, drafting instruments, and graph paper to create our blue prints. Students will then use these blue prints created to build 3D models. 

Model Building… here things come to life! Students will learn & hone in on their drawing skills as they envision the house, they may want to ultimately build one day. After drawing up their "blue prints," they will then be given the opportunity to have their design "leap off the paper and come to life!" Working with various sized balsa wood, they will create a model size version of their plans. This is an assisted project-based class. Students will be challenged to their ability and beyond. 
Some drafting instruments may be required for purchase.  

**Targets State Standards for Math and Fine Arts**

Book Rental: Student's Name
Student's Name
Book Rental: Student's Name