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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.

Orientation for Fall 2018 Classes

Orientation Meeting: Friday, August 10 at First Evangelical Free Church on Woodlawn

10am: Returning Families (families that have attended classes the previous semester)
11:15am: New Families

Families will receive their schedules, tour the building and get the overall scoop on classes, field trips and co-op. Children may attend. Attendance for this meeting is very important, if you are not able to attend please contact Kristin. A copy of the handbook and Family Agreement Form will be email out a few days before Orientation. Please bring a copy of the handbook, signed Family Agreement form, and checkbook if you have not yet paid the Materials Fee.

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—Fall 2018

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 Parachute and Movement (9am) & Sensory Play (9:30am)
Teachers:  Melissa (Parachute); Miranda, Briana (Sensory)
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 Manners Matter
Teacher: Shellie & Katie
This semester we will be learning all about important skills that will help your children succeed in life. We will be looking at topics like putting others before self, learning to give sincere apologies, conversation etiquette, proper introduction skills, when we should stand for others, how we can respect our elders, table manners, and the importance of respecting others opinions even when we disagree. All of these important topics are going to be introduced with games, activities, and hands on projects to make it fun engaging.
Materials List

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 at a local library and at the Student Expo.
Materials List

3rd-4th 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 Crazy, Cool Science
Teacher: Kym
Each class will consist of an age appropriate discussion focusing on elementary science concepts and will include hands-on opportunities/experiments pertaining to the week’s lesson.

5+ Critical Thinking
Teachers: Kim, Gail
The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop learning strategies, critical-thinking skills, and problem-solving skills to enhance their performance in academic and nonacademic endeavors. The lessons will cover strategies for acquiring, storing, and retrieving information; strategies for oral and written communication; problem-solving skills and strategies.

5th+ Book Club
Teacher: Heather
In this book club we will read and discuss books, short stories, and poetry. This semester we will be doing an author study of Rudyard Kipling. Books for this club will need to be read outside of class, so that we have plenty of time for discussion. To enhance our understanding and love of literature there are projects and assignments to complete at home.  Parents please be sure to check the booklist. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me.
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 Dr. Seuss (10am) &  Etiquette Factory (10:30am)
Teachers: Shellie & Katie
Come join us as we dive into some of the Seuss classic books from “The Foot Book” to “Oh the Places You’ll Go” and much more. Each class we will be reading one of our favorites followed up by an activity related to the book.

Lets go beyond please and thank you and really dive into beginning etiquette skills. Each class we will tackle topics like how to give a sincere apology, how to introduce yourself, proper table manners, and so much more.
 Materials List

1st-2nd Crazy, Cool Science
Teacher: Kym
Each class will consist of an age appropriate discussion focusing on elementary science concepts and will include hands-on opportunities/experiments pertaining to the week’s lesson.

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

3rd-4th My Body
Teacher: Briana, Deanna
Come learn about the inner workings of your body! This will be a fun, hands on class that will include activities, crafts, and even a life size model of your body and it’s internal organs.

3rd-4th Handicrafts
Teacher: Shaunda
Students will do a variety of projects using different materials including wood, paracord, leather, etc.

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! 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.

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 at a local library and at the Student Expo.
Materials List


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 Songs, Finger plays & Outdoor Play (11am) & Crazy, Cool Science (11:30am)
Teachers: Mom Helper Lead (Finger plays & Outdoor); Kym (Science)
During each science class, an age appropriate concept related to science will be briefly introduced/discussed followed by a fun activity to reinforce the “concept”.

1st-2nd Jump A Vix 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 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

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! 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+ Engineering
Teacher: Shaunda
In this class, we will have a couple of engineers come to speak to the class about their work.  The students will work in pairs to solve engineering challenges with supplies that are provided and with little to no instructions.

5th+ Chemistry
Teacher: Chastity
Hands on experiments and activities will introduce students to chemistry. Vocabulary will be available for those wishing to explore further. Required materials: great listening skills, pencil, 3 ring binder. These will be needed for each class meeting.


12pm-12:55pm Announcements, Lunch & Recess

1:00pm-2:15pm 

Recess in Gym or Outdoor Playground

Leadership Council
Facilitators: Chastity
An elected group of students who will be responsible for leading meetings, and small groups in the Leadership Academy. Required materials: great listening skills, pencil, 3 ring binder. These will be needed for each class meeting.
Materials List

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