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Classes are teacher led with moms as assistants. Moms must remain on the premises and lead or assist with classes. There is a materials fee contributed by each family each semester.

Class registration for the 2019 Spring semester is closed.

Co-op Class Materials

$30 for all Classes for a 1 child family/semester
$50 for all Classes for a 2+ child family/semester

Because every child is different and you know your child best, please read through these suggestions and reminders for helping your child receive the best experience possible at our co-op classes. 

Teachers choose their recommended class age/grade range based on the activities they have planned. (Writing & reading skills, tool and kitchen safety, amount of physical movement vs sit down activities, etc.)

If you would like to enroll your child in a class outside of their listed age/grade range, please send us an email. We are happy to help!

Pre-K students should be 4  and Kindergarten students should be 5 by September 1st.

Children 6 mos. – 3 should enroll in nursery.

Please check the materials lists below for items to bring to each class as they become available.

Class Descriptions—Spring 2019

8:50am Arrival & Welcome Time

9am – 9:55am

Nursery
Teacher: Jane
While your big kids are in classes, your littles can have fun, too! In the nursery, babies will be held and cared for, and toddlers will enjoy a casual playtime including a craft, snack, and free time.
Class Materials

PreK-K – ABC’s (9am) & Movin’ (9:30am)
Teachers:  Miranda

1st-2nd Kansas History
Teacher: Shellie Brickman

1st-2nd Jump a Vis X
Teacher: Sarah
Join us as we learn about the many ways we can exercise! We will cover many topics related strengthening and stretching muscles. The topics will include various sports, exercise stations, and activities that can be adapted for the needs of each student. The students will be encouraged to show good sportsmanship and fair play. Please have the kids wear shoes (not flip flops) that are good with lots of activity.

3rd-4th American Explorers-U.S. Geography
Teacher: Katie
Join us as we explore the U.S. by taking a state by state tour of America. Each class we will learn about a different state. We will be reading fun picture books & learning fun facts through a variety of activities about people, places, and things from that state focusing on both the historical information as well as the fun goofy facts (like the fact that Michigan has a yearly cereal festival). We will learn how to find the location on a map, what the state abbreviation is, and also the capitals. This semester we will be focusing in on the Midwest states so I hope you will join us on this exciting adventure. Materials needed for this class are a 3 ring binder, 1 pkg of colored pencils, and a pencil.

3rd-4th Junk Drawer Building
Teacher: Briana, Deanna
This class will focus on designing and building with things you can find around the house! The emphasis will be on different games! We will be painting, gluing, constructing and maybe even doing some very simple sewing.

5th+ Book Club
Teacher: Heather
In Book Club this spring we will be discussing 3 different novels. We are currently working on diving into deeper discussions about books by asking “thick questions.” These are questions that help us make connections between characters and events. Deeper thinking questions also help students make connections between what we read and what we experience in our own world. All reading will need to be done outside of club time. The book list for spring will be posted in December.
Class Materials

5th+ Art
Teacher: Sara Jane
Students will use a variety of art materials to learn about the elements of art while exploring various artists, styles and history. They will also have the opportunity to exhibit their work.
Materials List


10am-10:55am

Nursery
Teacher: Jane
While your big kids are in classes, your littles can have fun, too! In the nursery, babies will be held and cared for, and toddlers will enjoy a casual playtime including a craft, snack, and free time.
Class Materials

PreK-K Messy, Sensory Play (10am) &  Recess (10:30am)
Teachers: Briana; Melissa
Your little ones will enjoy a time of sensory play using a variety of different messy things! Possibilities include dirt, play dough, shaving cream, and more! Make sure they wear something that can get messy!!

1st-2nd+ Chess & other Games
Facilitator: Class Assistants
Students will have a chance to share and learn new board games.

1st-2nd Art
Teachers: Sara Jane
Students will use a variety of art materials to learn about the elements of art while exploring various artists, styles and history. They will also have the opportunity to exhibit their work.
Materials List

3rd-4th+ Chess & other Games
Facilitator: Class Assistants
Students will have a chance to share and learn new board games.

3rd-4th Plastic Canvas Cross Stitch
Teacher: Julie
Students will utilizing beginner stitches to make fun projects that will interest both girls and boys.

3rd-4th Drama
Teacher: Ashley
Calling all aspiring actors and actresses! We will work on developing young thespians through creative play, movement, pantomime and cooperative games. We will develop short skits from picture books and other sources and also work toward a longer production while covering basics of stage movement. Most of all, we will have fun and explore dramatic expression in a low-pressure environment! We will build on skills developed in last year’s class, and also explore more sophisticated and lengthier dramatic material, and perhaps even try our hand at some Shakespeare. This class will build towards a final performance on our last co-op day of the semester, Dec. 7th. If you know in advance that your child will be unable to attend that day, please notify the teacher so that she can adjust casting accordingly.

4th+ Glamour Girls
Teacher: Jenny
This class will focus on you, girl! We’re going to have a lot of fun learning all of the important aspects of taking care of ourselves. You’ll learn how to do some different hair styles, manicures/pedicures, skin care, and more! Everything a growing girl needs to know!

5th+ Connections
Teacher: Lori
Explore, learn, and connect with Knex® and Lego® challenges. In this class, students will focus on constructing S.T.E.M. models while developing their team building knowledge and skills.

5th+ Chess & other Games
Facilitator: Class Assistants
Students will have a chance to share and learn new board games.

5th+ Glamour Girls
Teacher: Jenny
This class will focus on you, girl! We’re going to have a lot of fun learning all of the important aspects of taking care of ourselves. You’ll learn how to do some different hair styles, manicures/pedicures, skin care, and more! Everything a growing girl needs to know!



11am-11:55pm

Nursery
Teacher: Jane
While your big kids are in classes, your littles can have fun, too! In the nursery, babies will be held and cared for, and toddlers will enjoy a casual playtime including a craft, snack, and free time.
Class Materials

PreK-K Nursery Rhymes & More (11am) & Wiggle Worms (11:30am)
Teachers: Maggie; Melissa
Does your young student enjoy story times and rhymes? Then Nursery Rhymes are the way to go! Join us for a different classic nursery rhyme every week (Humpty Dumpty, 3 Little Kittens, Little Miss Muffet, etc), and a fun craft or activity to go along with it. Snacks welcome during the reading time (no nuts please!).

1st+ (Age 6+) Beginning Praise Ballet
Teacher: Elizabeth
This class is centered around dancing for the Lord Jesus Christ! Each class starts with prayer and a scripture; students will be introduced to ballet technique and terminology. Along with lovely classical music, praise and worship music from the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s is used during class and for choreography plus Celtic praise and messianic songs. Students will learn interpretive movement and choreography to possibly perform.
Materials List

1st-2nd Career Class
Teacher: Briana, Deanna
This class will present a different career choice each class. The kids will get to meet the professionals and ask questions. We will also do a project pertaining to the specific career. Some possibilities are fireman, police, farmer, baker, veterinarian. 

3-4th+ Beginning Praise Ballet
Teacher: Elizabeth
This class is centered around dancing for the Lord Jesus Christ! Each class starts with prayer and a scripture; students will be introduced to ballet technique and terminology. Along with lovely classical music, praise and worship music from the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s is used during class and for choreography plus Celtic praise and messianic songs. Students will learn interpretive movement and choreography to possibly perform.
Materials List

3rd-4th+ Engineering Challenges
Teacher: Shaunda, Kym
In this class, the students will work in pairs to solve engineering challenges with supplies that are provided and with little instruction.  We will have an engineer come to speak to the class about their work. This will be a repeat of the fall semester.

3rd-4th Art
Teacher: Sara Jane
Students will use a variety of art materials to learn about the elements of art while exploring various artists, styles and history. They will also have the opportunity to exhibit their work at a local library and at the Student Expo.
Materials List

5th+ Beginning Conversation ASL
Teacher: Lydia
During this class we will learn the alphabet and beginning conversation. We will also be working so that by the end of the class the kids will be able to tell a fun story.

5th+ Drama
Teacher: Ashley
Calling all aspiring actors and actresses! We will work on developing young thespians through creative play, movement, pantomime and cooperative games. We will develop short skits from picture books and other sources and also work toward a longer production while covering basics of stage movement. Most of all, we will have fun and explore dramatic expression in a low-pressure environment! This class will build towards a final performance on our last co-op day of the semester, Dec. 7th. If you know in advance that your child will be unable to attend that day, please notify the teacher so that she can adjust casting accordingly. Basic reading fluency helpful.

5th+ Beginning Praise Ballet
Teacher: Elizabeth
This class is centered around dancing for the Lord Jesus Christ! Each class starts with prayer and a scripture; students will be introduced to ballet technique and terminology. Along with lovely classical music, praise and worship music from the 80’s, 90’s, and 00’s is used during class and for choreography plus Celtic praise and messianic songs. Students will learn interpretive movement and choreography to possibly perform.
Materials List

5th+ Engineering Challenges
Teacher: Shaunda, Kym
In this class, the students will work in pairs to solve engineering challenges with supplies that are provided and with little instruction.  We will have an engineer come to speak to the class about their work. This will be a repeat of the fall semester.

12pm Announcements, Lunch & Recess (Gym, Outdoor Playground or Park)

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