Smart Moves

Teacher Name: Holly Trice
Teacher Phone Number: 512.897.5944
Teacher Email: hollytrice@hotmail.com
Tuition: $160.00 per year, payable in monthly installments of $20.00
Discount for Semester Payment: No
Supply/Materials Fee (due at registration): $35 (I will purchase quite a few pieces of equipment for the children to use during class. We should be able to lower this in future years.)
Deposit (due at registration): $20.00
Grades: K-3rd
Minimum Class Size: 12
Maximum Class Size: 20
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Class Time: 1st hour
Prerequisite: None
Estimated homework hours: None
Required Materials or Books:
None, but recommend to be used at home: 3-4 bean bags and 3-4 racquetballs

Class Description:
Imagine crawling through obstacle courses, then copying a rhythmic pattern. Next you bounce four balls with a partner, followed by catching bean bags while standing on a balance board. These are just a few examples of what we will be doing. Why? Because specialized movement can build the brain. The exercises are designed to improve balance, hand-eye coordination, visual processing, auditory processing, focused attention, dominance, and so much more. These are foundations of learning.

Research and real-world experience are showing that foundational brain processes are essential to academic learning. Today’s cutting-edge educational institutions are working intentionally on foundational brain processes via carefully chosen exercises like the ones in this class. I am pulling these exercises from four different therapeutic programs to develop games and fun activities that build a strong foundation.

The program is designed to accelerate learning and boost performance of children of all levels. Our stations and bounce juggling will be tailored to the level of the individual student, so that all students will continue to learn and progress.

Students will be given exercises to practice at home. While these are not required, they are encouraged for maximum benefit. For home practice, students are encouraged to have 2-4 bean bags and 2-4 racquetballs.

For an example of “bounce juggling”, which will be one component of our class, Watch this video:

For information about the benefits of balance boards see:
http://www.turningonthelight.com/balance.html

About Holly Trice

Holly Trice has a BA from Baylor University and M.Ed. in Counseling and Development from the University of North Texas. She has been married to her husband Mark for 25 years and homeschools their four children. Their family moved here from Austin. This will be their fourth year at BVC. Holly hopes to create a love of learning about God's Holy Word and His plan for each of us in each class taught.