HOPE Fall Class Descriptions 2015-16


 

Little Learners:

ALL PRESCHOOL PARENTS: Please be sure to PUT YOUR CHILDS NAME on EVERYTHING that they bring.


Babies:

Hour: 1st through 4th

Teacher: Moms

Class Min. /Max.: 1/8

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies:  Diapers, Bottle or Sippy Cup (Please make sure to label all your child’s belongings)

 

There will be lots of TLC for our youngest members.

 

 

K1:

Hour: 1st through 3rd, 4th hour K1 and K2 will combine

Teacher: Carrie Knight

Class Min. /Max.: 1/8

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies:  Diapers, Bottle or Sippy Cup (Please make sure to label all your child’s belongings)

 

We will have developmentally appropriate learning activities. Some activities include: Music, Story time and playtime.

 

 

K2:

Hour: 1st through 3rd, 4th hour K1 and K2 will combine

Teacher: Angela Vance

Class Min. /Max.: 1/10

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies:  Diapers, Bottle or Sippy Cup (Please make sure to label all your child’s belongings)

 

We will provide developmentally appropriate learning games with attention to caring for others in a social setting. We will have singing, learning activities, and sensory play along with outdoor play, snack time and potty breaks.

 

 

K3:

Hour: 1st through 3rd, 4th hour K3 and K4 will combine

Teacher: Kim Spears

Class Min. /Max.: 1/10

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies: Diapers/ Pull-ups, Sippy Cup, Change of clothes (Please make sure to label all your child’s belongings)

 

We will provide developmentally appropriate learning games with attention to caring for others in a social setting. We will have singing, learning activities, and sensory play along with outdoor play, snack time and potty breaks.

 

 

K4:

Hour: 1st through 3rd, 4th hour K3 and K4 will combine

Teacher: Diane Metzel

Class Min. /Max.: 1/10

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies:  Bottle or Sippy Cup, Change of clothes (Please make sure to label all your child’s belongings)

 

We will provide developmentally appropriate learning games with attention to caring for others in a social setting. We will have singing, learning activities, and sensory play along with outdoor play, snack time and potty breaks.

 



K5:

ALL Students MUST Have:

Paper, Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and 3 Sharpened Pencils, Pencil Sharpener, Safety Scissors, Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Backpack

 

Hour: 1st through 3rd, 4th hour K5 will choose from 1st -2nd grade classes

Teacher: Courtney Collier

Class Min. /Max.: 1/12

Fee: $5.00 per semester

 

In this class students will participate in hands on learning activities centered around learning the alphabet -- vowels/consonants, days of the week, months of the year, and learning their birthdays and writing their names. There will also be concentrated learning on a specific animal each week. They will practice readiness skills, such as cutting, pasting and tracing, as well as memory skills, such as counting by 5’s and 10’s. They will also enjoy a music class, learning centers and a circle time. We’re looking forward to a fun and exciting year of learning?

 



ALL PRESCHOOL PARENTS: Please be sure to PUT YOUR CHILDS NAME on EVERYTHING that they bring.



1st and 2nd Grades:

 

ALL Students MUST Have:


Paper,

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Scissors,

Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpener,

Backpack



Children’s Choir (1-5)

Hour: 2nd 

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This class will learn and perform several easy vocal pieces. The song will mostly be geared toward fun, but may include some a bit more serious and Christmas/Christian songs.

 

 

Crafts (1-4)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Onika Kerber

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: $20

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

This class will be fun and exciting for boys and girls age 6-8.  We will do all sorts of fun projects!!

 

 

ELA Fun with Learning Games (K5-2)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: $6.00

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

We will be playing different number, color and letters such as Rack-O, Skip-Bo, Yahtzee, Aggravation, Sorry and Monopoly Jr.! Students will end the semester by creating their own games.

 

Gardening Club (K5-4)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Basic Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

 

We will be planting and learning how to keep our plants alive and bug free.

 

 

Handling Money God’s Way (1-4)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: $15 for Book

Homework: Yes, up to 30 minutes per week

 

(Taken from description on Christianbook.com) This Bible-based curriculum uses an interesting story and fun activities to teach kids the basics about money. The Secret of Handling Money God's Way features the adventures of Maria, Josh, Andy, and Ruth as they try to save enough money for baseball camp. As they find out how to earn, save, give and spend money, they also learn some important things about God. Teacher’s Note: Though this curriculum is designed for ages 8-12, we will read each lesson in class aloud so there should be no concern as to whether you 1st or 2nd grader can handle the reading.

 

 

Inventors and Their Really Cool Inventions (1-2)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Margaret Bastoni

Class Min. /Max.: 4/10

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

 

Each week we will read about a famous inventor, discuss the science behind their inventions and how they have impacted history.  We will discuss the lives of the inventors and where they lived.  This class will be a bit of history, science, and geography and a lot of fun.  There will be hands on activities to help students understand some of the inventions.  Each student will get the opportunity to come up with their own invention at the end of the semester.  We hope to have some inventors come and speak to the class as well.

 

 

 

 

LEGO Club Jr-4th Hour (1-2)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Cherie’ Crow

Class Min. /Max.: 6/15

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: No, Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.

 

LEGO Club for 1st and 2nd graders.  Hands on fun- collaboration with LEGOs.  Will have occasional show-and-tell days.  Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.

 

 

LEGO Jr. 2nd Hour (1-2)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Kirstin Lara

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $5

 

In this Lego Jr. Class, students will be working either alone, in pairs or teams (whichever is appropriate to the project) to construct the Idea of the day. We will begin class with a short discussion of the topic, any history etc, a story or something appropriate to help gear their imaginations toward what they will create.  2 Classes this semester will be Show and Tell for students to bring a creation from home, strictly from their own imaginations and share it with the class.

 

 

Manners & Etiquette Beginners (1-3)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Kristin Blackwell

Class Min./Max.: 5/15

Fee: $5

 

This is a fun, hands-on class to learn about using our manners and etiquette.  Each week, we will discuss a new topic.

 

 

Mechanical Engineering: Hop to it!! (1-5)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Leah Webster

Class Min. /Max.: 8/12

Fee: $12

 

Oh no! India and Jacob accidentally brought a cane toad from Australia to New Zealand.  Cane toads are pests.  They’re an invasive species that hurts native species in Australia - and they could do the same in New Zealand.   Using the engineering design process, students will help India and Jacob engineer a humane trap to catch the toad.  Activities will support critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. 

 

Missions Craft (1-5)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Class Min. /Max.: 8/12

Fee: $35

Extra Supplies: glue dots, ribbon, construction paper, card stock, pens, book of stamps

Homework: Yes, 2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, displaying

Audited: Service Hours count

 

We all love receiving cards on our birthday, when we are sick.  Sometimes we receive extra change from a friend to help get us by. Or getting a basket of candy or fruit.  We can take our joy and spread it around, and make someone else a craft who is a for example a shut in from church or in a nursing home, a women’s center, a birthday or any other occasion.

 

 

Music Appreciation (1-5)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15/$5 (if they already have a recorder)

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pencil, Crayons or Colored Pencils

Homework: Yes, an hour a week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

A basic introduction to reading music and musical styles.  Each week, we will learn about and listen to a different composer/ musician/ genre of music.  We will also learn the basics of reading music and learn to play the recorder, learning a piece to play together for the Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

 

PE for Elementary Boys and Girls (1-4)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Lizzie Harper

Class Min. /Max.: 5/12

 

This class is designed for elementary children to have fun while learning the fundamentals of a traditional sport as well as enjoying fun play yard games.  The focus will be to build self-confidence through sports as well as teach the importance of teamwork and encouragement all while being active.

 

 

Stitches (1-6):

Hour: 1st  

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 6/15

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz., Regular thickness, *NO THIN YARN*

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

We will learn the basics of crocheting, and weaving.

 

 

Piano II (2-12):

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

Fee: $7.00

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano at co-op or one to two years of Private Lessons elsewhere

Homework: Light, 20 minutes of practice per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

Piano II is for anyone who has taken Beginning Piano here at co-op or has had a year or two of private lessons elsewhere. This second year will continue what the student already learned in Beginning Piano. Students with prior experience will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate level within our curriculum series. Students are taught individually with music theory work and learning games while classmates are learning.

 

 

Woodworking (1-2):

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  Wood Glue & Regular Glue

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

We will make an assortment of crafts such as bird houses, cars, picture frames etc.


 


3rd and 4th Grades:

ALL Students MUST Have:


Paper,

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Scissors,

Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpener,

Backpack


 

 


Author It! (4-6)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Beth Saadati

Class Min./Max.: 6/

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  computer, printer, art materials to illustrate pages.

Homework: Yes, 2-3 hours per week.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Description: Students will learn and utilize a variety of writing skills through producing eleven original poems modeled after examples given in class. To produce each illustrated poem, students will follow the writing process of brainstorming, writing a rough draft, editing, and writing a final copy. Each week's poem will be glued into each student's own professional-looking book that will be shared with classmates each week and displayed at the Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

 

Beginning Piano (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1A, Theory Book 1

Homework: Yes, 20 minutes/ day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

Each student will play according to their level.  We will progress as they do.  Each student will perform 2 songs for Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

 

Children’s Choir (1-5)

Hour: 2nd 

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15

 

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This class will learn and perform several easy vocal pieces. The song will mostly be geared toward fun, but may include some a bit more serious and Christmas/Christian songs.

 

 

Crafts (1-4)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Onika Kerber

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: $20

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

This class will be fun and exciting for boys and girls age 6-8.  We will do all sorts of fun projects!!

 

 

Creative Chemistry (3-10)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Christe DeJoris

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $10

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Science is a way to learn by trying.  We will find out why some obviously easy things just won’t work and why some seemingly impossible things will.  This class is all about experimenting.  We have 4-8 experiments planned for each week.  No homework!!

 

 

Cooking Creations (3-6)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Jennifer Harkai

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apron, optional

Homework: May have some very light homework

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly, displaying

 

We will be discussing kitchen safety and nutrition.  Each student will learn several life skills while learning the art of cooking.  During the semester, we will do several edible art projects as well as learn to cook the class’s favorite foods.

 

 

Discovering Great Artists (4-6)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Leah Webster

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

 

Each week students will be introduced to one of the world’s greatest artists.  We will discover who the artist was, where they lived, what inspired them, and what style and techniques they used.  Students will create their own art using the same style and technique as the artists.  This class is art history with hands-on art in the styles of the great masters.

 

 

Engineering is Everywhere (4-7)

Hour: 2nd OR 4th

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Class Min. /Max.: 10/16

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: Yes, 30 minutes- an hour.  Additional projects can be assigned, see teacher

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, displaying

 

This semester’s course on biomedical/biomechanical engineering is designed to give students an introduction to this growing field, as well as the opportunity to build their problem solving, teamwork, communication, and creative thinking skills while having fun.  First, students will investigate some of the functions of the brain and why protecting it, especially during sports and other physical activities is important.  They will explore materials to see how well they protect several model brains and skulls, as well as mimic the impacts of a concussion through the use of concussion goggles to better understand how brain injuries can affect people.  Teams will work together in creating a safety helmet.  Next, we will investigate the anatomy of the knee and foot, then use our knowledge of material properties along with the Engineering Design Process to design knee braces to protect an injured knee.  Students will then evaluate their design’s performance and durability.        We study new units each semester, but for new students, fall is the best time to enter the class since we will be reviewing general concepts.

 

 

Fruit of Her Hands (4-8 Girls)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Alisha Ackerman/ Betsy Clark

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Fee: $18

Extra Supplies: Scissors and Pencils

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Proverbs 31:31 says: "Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates".

Our goal is to honor our Lord through our handiwork as we learn basic sewing skills, jewelry making, painting, woodworking, and other Pinterest-type crafting activities.  Each project will be accompanied by Scripture and a short devotion covered in class as we fellowship and utilize our God-given talents to make each project uniquely our own.   A copy of the devotion will be sent home with each project to share with our families each week. 

 

 

Gardening Club (K5-4)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Rigsby

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Basic Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

 

We will be planting and learning how to keep our plants alive and bug free.

 

 

Gymnastics (3-8)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Staci Noyes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Students MUST wear shirts that will stay tucked in, loose clothing and bare feet

Homework: Yes, 15 minutes per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This is a basic tumbling class.  We will cover the beginning foundations and progress as skills are mastered.  We will also spend time working on balance and coordination.  This is a beginner’s class.

 

 

Handling Money God’s Way (1-4)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: $15 for Book

Homework: Yes, up to 30 minutes per week

 

(Taken from description on Christianbook.com) This Bible-based curriculum uses an interesting story and fun activities to teach kids the basics about money. The Secret of Handling Money God's Way features the adventures of Maria, Josh, Andy, and Ruth as they try to save enough money for baseball camp. As they find out how to earn, save, give and spend money, they also learn some important things about God. Teacher’s Note: Though this curriculum is designed for ages 8-12, we will read each lesson in class aloud so there should be no concern as to whether you 1st or 2nd grader can handle the reading.

 

 

LEGO Club: (3-6)

Hour: 4th  

Teacher: Gwen Gagne

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: No, Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

 

This is a fun LEGO class where the emphasis will be on creativity. We will have a different “theme” each week and will encourage children to work in small teams to build a creation that has something to do with the theme. No instructions will be allowed as they are encouraged to use only their imaginations to build their creations. We will learn about the history of LEGOs as well as some LEGO terminology. That said, this class is a fun “club” type environment, not academic. There are three in-class “Show & Tell” days when each child will be encouraged to bring in a LEGO creation that they made at home. Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.

 

 

Manners & Etiquette Beginners (1-3)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Kristin Blackwell

Class Min./Max.: 5/15

Fee: $5

 

This is a fun, hands-on class to learn about using our manners and etiquette.  Each week, we will discuss a new topic.

 

 

Manners & Etiquette Intermediate (4-7)

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Kristin Blackwell

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $5

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

 

This is a more in-depth class on manners and etiquette.  There will be short, daily assignments for applying or manners and etiquette and we will review the week in class- as well as have hands- on activities to aide in review.

 

 

Math and Science Tutoring (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 1/6

Fee:

Extra Supplies: Math/Science book from home

Homework: Maybe

 

This class is for providing assistance for students studying math/science.  Students MUST bring their own texts to class.  Students should be prepared to work on their math/science during the class period.  Even if they do not have specific questions.

 

 

Mechanical Engineering: Hop to it!! (1-5)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Leah Webster

Class Min. /Max.: 8/12

Fee: $12

 

Oh no! India and Jacob accidentally brought a cane toad from Australia to New Zealand.  Cane toads are pests.  They’re an invasive species that hurts native species in Australia - and they could do the same in New Zealand.   Using the engineering design process, students will help India and Jacob engineer a humane trap to catch the toad.  Activities will support critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. 

 

 

Missionaries and Countries (3-6)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Carol Watson

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: Yes, occasionally

 

We will read and discuss Missionaries and the culture of the countries they went to.

 

 

Missions Craft (1-5)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Class Min. /Max.: 8/12

Fee: $35

Extra Supplies: glue dots, ribbon, construction paper, card stock, pens, book of stamps

Homework: Yes, 2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, displaying

Audited: Service Hours count

 

We all love receiving cards on our birthday, when we are sick.  Sometimes we receive extra change from a friend to help get us by. Or getting a basket of candy or fruit.  We can take our joy and spread it around, and make someone else a craft who is a for example a shut in from church or in a nursing home, a women’s center, a birthday or any other occasion.

 

 

Music Appreciation (1-5)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15/$5 (if they already have a recorder)

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pencil, Crayons or Colored Pencils

Homework: Yes, an hour a week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

 

A basic introduction to reading music and musical styles.  Each week, we will learn about and listen to a different composer/ musician/ genre of music.  We will also learn the basics of reading music and learn to play the recorder, learning a piece to play together for the Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

 

PE for Elementary Boys and Girls (1-4)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Lizzie Harper

Class Min. /Max.: 5/12

 

This class is designed for elementary children to have fun while learning the fundamentals of a traditional sport as well as enjoying fun play yard games.  The focus will be to build self-confidence through sports as well as teach the importance of teamwork and encouragement all while being active.

 

 

Piano II (2-12):

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano at co-op or one to two years of Private Lessons elsewhere

Homework: Light, 20 minutes of practice per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

 

Piano II is for anyone who has taken Beginning Piano here at co-op or has had a year or two of private lessons elsewhere. This second year will continue what the student already learned in Beginning Piano. Students with prior experience will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate level within our curriculum series. Students are taught individually with music theory work and learning games while classmates are learning.

 

 

Reading Tutoring (3-5)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Margaret Bastoni

Class Min. /Max.: 4/7

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

 

This will be a small class setting geared toward individualized instruction.  The goal of the class is to work with students needing extra support in the area of reading and reading comprehension.  We will concentrate on decoding words, phonics instruction, reading comprehension strategies, and reading fluency.  Students will be given an informal assessment the first week of class to get an idea of what level they are currently reading at.

 

 

Sewing Machine Fun (3-6)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Holly Harrison

Class Min. /Max.: /12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Sewing Machine, Scissors (BOTH Fabric & Paper), Seam Ripper, Paper, Pencil, , Thread, Needle, Pins, Ruler ect...

Homework: Yes, 1 hour and may need to get cloth for next week

 

This class will be learning different sewing techniques through easy projects.

 

 

SingSong Latin II (3-5)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Class Min. /Max.: 8/12

Fee: $28

Extra Supplies: Notebook and Pencil

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

 

Build and strengthen your vocabulary.  Each week lesson is peppered with song and chants, illustrations, stories and activities for mastering.  You will learn through examples months, days, numbers, manners, and grammar.  And plenty of review.

 

 

Soccer (3-6)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 5/20

Prerequisite:  Must be willing to run & Follow Directions

Extra Supplies: sneakers, cleats (optional), size 4 soccer ball, water bottle

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, Presenting

 

In this class, we will learn and practice basic soccer skills, learn basic health and fitness, and play various soccer related games.  Students should come prepared with sneakers, a water bottle, and a size 4 soccer ball.  Cleats are optional and will only be used when we can play outdoors.

 

 

Stitches (1-6):

Hour: 1st  

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz., Regular thickness, *NO THIN YARN*

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/15

 

We will learn the basics of crocheting, and weaving.

 

 


 


5th and 6th Grades:

ALL Students MUST Have:


Paper,

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Scissors,

Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpener,

Backpack


 

 


Beginning Piano (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1A, Theory Book 1

Homework: Yes, 20 minutes/ day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

Each student will play according to their level.  We will progress as they do.  Each student will perform 2 songs for Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

 

Creative Chemistry (3-10)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Christe DeJoris

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $10

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Science is a way to learn by trying.  We will find out why some obviously easy things just won’t work and why some seemingly impossible things will.  This class is all about experimenting.  We have 4-8 experiments planned for each week.  No homework!!

 

 

Cooking Creations (3-6)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Jennifer Harkai

Class Min. /Max.: 4/8

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apron, optional

Homework: May have some very light homework

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly, displaying

 

We will be discussing kitchen safety and nutrition.  Each student will learn several life skills while learning the art of cooking.  During

 

the semester, we will do several edible art projects as well as learn to cook the class’s favorite foods.

 

 

Children’s Choir (1-5)

Hour: 2nd 

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This class will learn and perform several easy vocal pieces. The song will mostly be geared toward fun, but may include some a bit more serious and Christmas/Christian songs.

 

 

Dr. Who- Travelling through History (6-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jen Deese/Melissa Paul

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pen/Pencil

Homework: Occasional, 1-2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: Yes

Yearlong:

 

To research and learn about various historical events, places, and people through the eyes of the hit television show, Dr. Who.

 

 

Engineering is Everywhere (4-7)

Hour: 2nd OR 4th

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Class Min. /Max.: 10/16

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: Yes, 30 minutes- an hour.  Additional projects can be assigned, see teacher

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, displaying

 

This semester’s course on biomedical/biomechanical engineering is designed to give students an introduction to this growing field, as well as the opportunity to build their problem solving, teamwork, communication, and creative thinking skills while having fun.  First, students will investigate some of the functions of the brain and why protecting it, especially during sports and other physical activities is important.  They will explore materials to see how well they protect several model brains and skulls, as well as mimic the impacts of a concussion through the use of concussion goggles to better understand how brain injuries can affect people.  Teams will work together in creating a safety helmet.  Next, we will investigate the anatomy of the knee and foot, then use our knowledge of material properties along with the Engineering Design Process to design knee braces to protect an injured knee.  Students will then evaluate their design’s performance and durability.        We study new units each semester, but for new students, fall is the best time to enter the class since we will be reviewing general concepts.

 

 

Fruit of Her Hands (4-8 Girls)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Alisha Ackerman/ Betsy Clark

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Fee: $18

Extra Supplies: Scissors and Pencils

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Proverbs 31:31 says: "Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates".

Our goal is to honor our Lord through our handiwork as we learn basic sewing skills, jewelry making, painting, woodworking, and other Pinterest-type crafting activities.  Each project will be accompanied by Scripture and a short devotion covered in class as we fellowship and utilize our God-given talents to make each project uniquely our own.   A copy of the devotion will be sent home with each project to share with our families each week. 

 

 

Gymnastics (3-8)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Staci Noyes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Students MUST wear shirts that will stay tucked in, loose clothing and bare feet

Homework: Yes, 15 minutes per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This is a basic tumbling class.  We will cover the beginning foundations and progress as skills are mastered.  We will also spend time working on balance and coordination.  This is a beginner’s class.

 

 

Kingdom Dawn/Edge (5-12)

Hour: 2nd / 3rd

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Class Min. /Max.: 4/20

Fee: $20

Homework: Yes, 25-35 pages of reading per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

A riveting medieval parallel to the Bible-Good and evil clash, Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but to claim hope and victory. In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess along with all the kings’ people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley. But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, Kingdoms Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelations.

 

 

LEGO Club: (3-6)

Hour: 4th  

Teacher: Gwen Gagne

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: No, Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

 

This is a fun LEGO class where the emphasis will be on creativity. We will have a different “theme” each week and will encourage children to work in small teams to build a creation that has something to do with the theme. No instructions will be allowed as they are encouraged to use only their imaginations to build their creations. We will learn about the history of LEGOs as well as some LEGO terminology. That said, this class is a fun “club” type environment, not academic. There are three in-class “Show & Tell” days when each child will be encouraged to bring in a LEGO creation that they made at home. Please DO NOT allow your student to bring LEGO’s except on Show & Tell days.

 

 

Manners & Etiquette Intermediate (4-7)

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Kristin Blackwell

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $5

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

 

This is a more in-depth class on manners and etiquette.  There will be short, daily assignments for applying or manners and etiquette and we will review the week in class- as well as have hands- on activities to aide in review.

 

 

Math and Science Tutoring (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 1/6

Fee:

Extra Supplies: Math/Science book from home

Homework: Maybe

 

This class is for providing assistance for students studying math/science.  Students MUST bring their own texts to class.  Students should be prepared to work on their math/science during the class period.  Even if they do not have specific questions.

 

 

Mechanical Engineering: Hop to it!! (1-5)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Leah Webster

Class Min. /Max.: 8/12

Fee: $12

 

Oh no! India and Jacob accidentally brought a cane toad from Australia to New Zealand.  Cane toads are pests.  They’re an invasive species that hurts native species in Australia - and they could do the same in New Zealand.   Using the engineering design process, students will help India and Jacob engineer a humane trap to catch the toad.  Activities will support critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork. 

 

 

Missionaries and Countries (3-6)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Carol Watson

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: Yes, occasionally

 

We will read and discuss Missionaries and the culture of the countries they went to.

 

 

Missions Craft (1-5)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Class Min. /Max.: 8/12

Fee: $35

Extra Supplies: glue dots, ribbon, construction paper, card stock, pens, book of stamps

Homework: Yes, 2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, displaying

Audited: Service Hours count

 

We all love receiving cards on our birthday, when we are sick.  Sometimes we receive extra change from a friend to help get us by. Or getting a basket of candy or fruit.  We can take our joy and spread it around, and make someone else a craft who is a for example a shut in from church or in a nursing home, a women’s center, a birthday or any other occasion.

 

 

MS Art (5-8)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $25

Extra Supplies: Multi-purpose Art Pad

Homework: Yes, varies from week to week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

The concepts we cover with be the same as previous years, but I will be doing different art projects that go along with the concepts.  Some of the concepts covered are lines, shapes, basic drawing techniques, perspective, depth, shading, color wheel, and proportions.

 

 

Music Appreciation (1-5)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $15/$5 (if they already have a recorder)

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pencil, Crayons or Colored Pencils

Homework: Yes, an hour a week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

A basic introduction to reading music and musical styles.  Each week, we will learn about and listen to a different composer/ musician/ genre of music.  We will also learn the basics of reading music and learn to play the recorder, learning a piece to play together for the Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

 

Piano II (2-12):

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano at co-op or one to two years of Private Lessons elsewhere

Homework: Light, 20 minutes of practice per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

 

Piano II is for anyone who has taken Beginning Piano here at co-op or has had a year or two of private lessons elsewhere. This second year will continue what the student already learned in Beginning Piano. Students with prior experience will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate level within our curriculum series. Students are taught individually with music theory work and learning games while classmates are learning.

 

 

Reading Tutoring (3-5)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Margaret Bastoni

Class Min. /Max.: 4/7

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

 

This will be a small class setting geared toward individualized instruction.  The goal of the class is to work with students needing extra support in the area of reading and reading comprehension.  We will concentrate on decoding words, phonics instruction, reading comprehension strategies, and reading fluency.  Students will be given an informal assessment the first week of class to get an idea of what level they are currently reading at.

 

 

Royal Rangers: (5-12)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer

Fee: $15.00

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 4/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Possibly

 

Royal Rangers is a ministry to young boys and men. We use fun programs that include, advancement, games, pinewood derby, outdoor boy oriented events (canoeing, camping, etc.) that keep the boys interested. The ministry is designed to put boys, men and friends together so that they can learn leadership, teamwork, and mentor them into Christian leaders. We currently are working with 5-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-4. (men or women work well with this group) We are currently specializing each boy’s goals. I will be available in 5th period to assist and teach special optional merits (over 300).Rev. James Grubb BA, Thb. CJ or Commander Jim to the boys. Carl Kilmer is our leader and God has blessed us with a dedicated man of God to direct us.

 

 

SC History (5-8)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Alberta Rector

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: $10 for Book and Notebook supplies

Extra Supplies: 1” 3 Ring binder, Colored pencils, #2 or Mechanical Pencils

Homework: Yes, less than 15 minutes per week

 

This will be a study of the history of SC and pertinent information about the state of SC.  We will be working from a pocket handbook and supplemental pages.  We will be creating a SC notebook throughout the course of the semester.  Each student is expected to do his or her own writing/drawing.  They will also be expected to participate in class activities and discussions.  Make sure students come to class prepared to learn and have supplies needed for the class.  There will be minimal to no homework.           

 

 

Sewing Machine Fun (3-6)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Holly Harrison

Class Min. /Max.: /12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Sewing Machine, Scissors (BOTH Fabric & Paper), Seam Ripper, Paper, Pencil, , Thread, Needle, Pins, Ruler etc...

Homework: Yes, 1 hour and may need to get cloth for next week

 

This class will be learning different sewing techniques through easy projects

 

 

SingSong Latin II (3-5)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Class Min. /Max.: 8/12

Fee: $28

Extra Supplies: Notebook and Pencil

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

 

Build and strengthen your vocabulary.  Each week lesson is peppered with song and chants, illustrations, stories and activities for mastering.  You will learn through examples months, days, numbers, manners, and grammar.  And plenty of review.

 

 

Soccer (3-6)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 5/20

Prerequisite:  Must be willing to run & Follow Directions

Extra Supplies: sneakers, cleats (optional), size 4 soccer ball, water bottle

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, Presenting

 

In this class, we will learn and practice basic soccer skills, learn basic health and fitness, and play various soccer related games.  Students should come prepared with sneakers, a water bottle, and a size 4 soccer ball.  Cleats are optional and will only be used when we can play outdoors.

 

 

Speech (5-8)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Class Min. /Max.: /10

Extra Supplies: 8GB USB Flash Drive

Homework: Yes, 2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This class is designed to allow students to become familiar with speaking in front of an audience and preparing speeches to meet specific time and topic guidelines. Students are expected to complete research, writing and memorization as homework. They should come to class prepared to give their oral presentations each week as assigned in the preceding week(s). Periodically speeches will be videotaped and provided on USB to parents the week following the presentation.

 

 

Stitches (1-6):

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz., Regular thickness, *NO THIN YARN*

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/15

 

We will learn the basics of crocheting, and weaving.

 

 

Teaching the Classics- Christian Literature Analysis (5-8)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Lisa Brzozowski

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

Extra Supplies:

Homework: Yes, varies

 

This class will teach your student understand how to interpret literature through a Christian lens, and will teach them how to answer the question, “Is the author telling the truth?”   They will learn to develop their own powers of observation, deduction, and evaluation through class discussion.  This technique of asking questions is often called the Socratic Method after, Socrates, the Greek philosopher. We will be learning the five elements of fiction and stylistic devices.  Books below their reading level will be used and is recommended to master this technique. 

 

 

Volleyball (5-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Connie Bernabei

Class Min. /Max.: 12/18

Extra Supplies: Knee Pads and a Volleyball

 

Students will be given instruction regarding skills needed to be a part of a volleyball team.   Students will be given the opportunity to practice their serves each class.  Drills will be done to improve the skills of passing and setting.  They will be given the opportunity to use these skills in game play during the class.


 


7th and 8th Grades:

 

ALL Students MUST Have:


Paper,

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Scissors,

Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpener,

Backpack



Beginning Piano (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1A, Theory Book 1

Homework: Yes, 20 minutes/ day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

 

Each student will play according to their level.  We will progress as they do.  Each student will perform 2 songs for Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

 

Chorale (7-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 5/25

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: 1 inch, Black 3 ring binder, Pencil

Homework: Yes, 30 minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Accredited: Yes, optional

Audited: Yes

 

We will work towards learning choral music in the 2 part harmony. We will learn vocal techniques and learn and perform several pieces.

 

 

Creative Chemistry (3-10)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Christe DeJoris

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $10

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Science is a way to learn by trying.  We will find out why some obviously easy things just won’t

 

work and why some seemingly impossible things will.  This class is all about experimenting.  We have 4-8 experiments planned for each week.  No homework!!

 

 

Dr. Who- Travelling through History (6-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jen Deese/Melissa Paul

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pen/Pencil

Homework: Occasional, 1-2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: Yes

Yearlong:

 

To research and learn about various historical events, places, and people through the eyes of the hit television show, Dr. Who.

 

 

Engineering is Everywhere (4-7)

Hour: 2nd OR 4th

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Class Min. /Max.: 10/16

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder

Homework: Yes, 30 minutes- an hour.  Additional projects can be assigned, see teacher

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, displaying

 

This semester’s course on biomedical/biomechanical engineering is designed to give students an introduction to this growing field, as well as the opportunity to build their problem solving, teamwork, communication, and creative thinking skills while having fun.  First, students will investigate some of the functions of the brain and why protecting it, especially during sports and other physical activities is important.  They will explore materials to see how well they protect several model brains and skulls, as well as mimic the impacts of a concussion through the use of concussion goggles to better understand how brain injuries can affect people.  Teams will work together in creating a safety helmet.  Next, we will investigate the anatomy of the knee and foot, then use our knowledge of material properties along with the Engineering Design Process to design knee braces to protect an injured knee.  Students will then evaluate their design’s performance and durability.        We study new units each semester, but for new students, fall is the best time to enter the class since we will be reviewing general concepts.

 

 

Fruit of Her Hands (4-8 Girls)

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Alisha Ackerman/ Betsy Clark

Class Min. /Max.: 7/12

Fee: $18

Extra Supplies: Scissors and Pencils

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Proverbs 31:31 says: "Give her the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates".

Our goal is to honor our Lord through our handiwork as we learn basic sewing skills, jewelry making, painting, woodworking, and other Pinterest-type crafting activities.  Each project will be accompanied by Scripture and a short devotion covered in class as we fellowship and utilize our God-given talents to make each project uniquely our own.   A copy of the devotion will be sent home with each project to share with our families each week. 

 

 

General Science (7-9)

Hour: 4th+

Teacher: Christe DeJoris

Class Min. /Max.:  6/10

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Textbook, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Student Notebook, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Companion CD, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Solutions and Test Manual, Pencil, Highlighter, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Audio CD, suggested for Auditory Learners.

Homework:  Yes, 2-3 hours per week

Extra Days: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

This class will meet 4th period and will begin at 1:15 promptly, which is 15 minutes prior to the end of lunch. If you are planning on following the Apologia science curriculum through high school, your student needs to begin with this class. It is a middle school curriculum, and therefore is not eligible for a high school credit. Students read and complete the On Your Own questions at the end of each module and check their answers from the back of the book. Experiments are then completed in class, with the exception of a few long term (time-wise) experiments that are sent home. Then, they complete the module study guide and we go over the answers in class. At the completion of each module we will spend class time having the students highlight items to study for the test. From Apologia’s web site – The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide.

 

 

Gymnastics (3-8)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Staci Noyes

Class Min./Max.: 6/12

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Students MUST wear shirts that will stay tucked in, loose clothing and bare feet

Homework: Yes, 15 minutes per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This is a basic tumbling class.  We will cover the beginning foundations and progress as skills are mastered.  We will also spend time working on balance and coordination.  This is a beginner’s class.

 

 

HS Rocketry (8-12):

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Dan Gilbert

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  Protractor, Folder, Ruler, Calculator, Graph Paper

Prerequisites: Successful completion on Algebra I

Homework: Yes, 1-6 hours per week, depending on Rocket Design

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Class Min. /Max.: 3/

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes

 

Students will learn how to design and launch model rockets. They will learn the mathematics to predict flight characteristics as well as tracking techniques.

 

 

IEW B Continuing (7-8)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: McDonald

Class Min. /Max.: 7/16

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: IEW B Continuing Notebook ($19 at IEW; http://iew.com/shop/products/student-writing-intensive-continuation-course-level-b-student-packet), WIDE- ruled lined paper, 3x5 cards, a highlighter, red, blue and black pens, a Thesaurus and a Dictionary.

Homework: Moderate, 2-5 hours a week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

This class is open to those students who have completed IEW B or who have a strong IEW A writing background. We will continue learning writing skills based on the IEW method, incorporating more dress-ups and stylistic techniques into papers on a variety of topics using various types of assignments and styles. We will be using DVDs as a starting point for each assignment and expounding on the lesson interactively prior to writing.

 

 

Kingdom Dawn/Edge (5-12)

Hour: 2nd /3rd

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Class Min. /Max.: 4/20

Fee: $20

Homework: Yes, 25-35 pages of reading per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

A riveting medieval parallel to the Bible-Good and evil clash, Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but to claim hope and victory. In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess along with all the kings’ people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley. But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, Kingdoms Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelations.

 

 

Manners & Etiquette Intermediate (4-7)

Hour: 1st 

Teacher: Kristin Blackwell

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $5

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

 

This is a more in-depth class on manners and etiquette.  There will be short, daily assignments for applying or manners and etiquette and we will review the week in class- as well as have hands- on activities to aide in review.

 

 

Math and Science Tutoring (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 1/6

Fee:

Extra Supplies: Math/Science book from home

Homework: Maybe

 

This class is for providing assistance for students studying math/science.  Students MUST bring their own texts to class.  Students should be prepared to work on their math/science during the class period.  Even if they do not have specific questions.

 

 

MS Art (5-8)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $25

Extra Supplies: Multi-purpose Art Pad

Homework: Yes, varies from week to week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

The concepts we cover with be the same as previous years, but I will be doing different art projects that go along with the concepts.  Some of the concepts covered are lines, shapes, basic drawing techniques, perspective, creating depth, shading, color wheel, and proportions.

 

 

Needle Arts (7-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Su Taylor

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: Student to bring their own supplies

Extra Supplies: Pattern of item student wishes to make, AND materials needed to make that item: folder to keep notes and patterns in, scissors/yarn-cutter.

If student is a true beginner, I suggest they bring knitting needles about size 7/8 and/or crochet hook F or G (available in craft stores & Walmart) along with a general worsted-weight yarn like Red Heart and we can start on simple granny-squares. This activity helps to get the mind and hands used to manipulating the thread and hardware whilst still creating something useful.

Homework: Personal Choice

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

 

Aim of class: To start students off on their own personal learning-curve. Rather than a structured "class" (where all make same item) I aim for a more open-plan class, with no specific goals other than for each individual to create an object that pleases. Students are encouraged to look in stores and on-line for projects they would like to make, but keep in mind their skill level, and NOT be too ambitious initially! Some patterns have a skill-level printed on them somewhere - stick to SIMPLE - and make sure you get the yarn/s and needles YOUR pattern recommends or it will NOT make-up correctly!

Students should bring a suitable pattern to class (either buy at craft store or print from computer) along with the materials listed on that pattern, and we can get started. This is the right time of year to try your hand at making a scarf, fingerless-mitts, or traditional "Granny-Squares" which are great beginner projects and can be fashioned into many different items. I will encourage individuality and creativity, but strongly DISCOURAGE students from attempting 3D designs as beginner projects.

 

 

Performing Arts (8-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Courtney Collier

Fee: $20 (per semester)

Homework: yes – memorization of lines, watching movies/plays and giving reviews, possibly attending a play as a group

Presenting/Display: yes

Class min/max: 8/ 20

Accredited: yes

Yearlong: yes

 

Performing Arts will spend first semester reviewing the basics of acting. This will include: acting games, improv skits, memorization of monologues, etc.  ALL STUDENTS will be required to participate in this portion of the semester. We will pick our script for second semester, have auditions, and give parts at the end of first semester. Any homework, class participation, tardiness to class, unexcused absences, and attitude will go toward their final audition.

 

 

Physical Science (8-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Jennifer Deese

Class Min. /Max.: 6/

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Apologia Physical Science, 2nd Edition Book (or CD-ROM) PLUS Test Booklet and Solutions Manual, 3 Ring Binder, Notebook, Pen or Pencil

Homework: Yes, 3-4 hours per week

Yearlong: Yes

 

This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology.  Topics of study include the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on labs throughout the 16 modules which we will do in class.  While originally designed to be done over the course of 32 weeks, we will complete all 16 modules over the course of two semesters with a combination of at home reading/study and, on co-op days, class labs and review.  Labs will be graded by the teacher.  Tests will be given at home and graded by the parent.  Extra assistance will be available to students as needed.

 

 

Piano II (2-12):

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano at co-op or one to two years of Private Lessons elsewhere

Homework: Light, 20 minutes of practice per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

 

Piano II is for anyone who has taken Beginning Piano here at co-op or has had a year or two of private lessons elsewhere. This second year will continue what the student already learned in Beginning Piano. Students with prior experience will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate level within our curriculum series. Students are taught individually with music theory work and learning games while classmates are learning.

 

 

Royal Rangers: (5-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer

Fee: $15.00

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 4/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Possibly

 

Royal Rangers is a ministry to young boys and men. We use fun programs that include, advancement, games, pinewood derby, outdoor boy oriented events (canoeing, camping, etc.) that keep the boys interested. The ministry is designed to put boys, men and friends together so that they can learn leadership, teamwork, and mentor them into Christian leaders. We currently are working with 5-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-4. (men or women work well with this group) We are currently specializing each boy’s goals. I will be available in 5th period to assist and teach special optional merits (over 300).Rev. James Grubb BA, Thb. CJ or Commander Jim to the boys. Carl Kilmer is our leader and God has blessed us with a dedicated man of God to direct us.

 

 

SC History (5-8)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Alberta Rector

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: $10 for Book and Notebook supplies

Extra Supplies: 1” 3 Ring binder, Colored pencils, #2 or Mechanical Pencils

Homework: Yes, less than 15 minutes per week

 

This will be a study of the history of SC and pertinent information about the state of SC.  We will be working from a pocket handbook and supplemental pages.  We will be creating a SC notebook throughout the course of the semester.  Each student is expected to do his or her own writing/drawing.  They will also be expected to participate in class activities and discussions.  Make sure students come to class prepared to learn and have supplies needed for the class.  There will be minimal to no homework.           

 

 

Service Hour (7-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Accredited: Volunteer Hours may be given

 

At the end of a co-op day, there are many tasks to be completed.  Service Hours Class will begin the clean-up process during 4th hour.  We will be cleaning the rooms not in use 4th hour, moving lunch bins and classroom bins to the storage closet and helping with lunch cleanup if needed.  By competing these tasks during 4th hour, helps speed up the process of cleanup after classes have ended for the day.

 

 

Sewing (7-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Class Min. /Max.: /7

Fee: Student Purchase Materials, as Needed

Extra Supplies: Sewing Machine, Thread, Scissors, Needles, Bobbins, Fabric

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

This class will build on what students have learned in previous semesters of sewing. We will complete projects such as lined curtains and adding embellishments such as fringe to projects. Students are expected to purchase fabric required for projects and come prepared with fabric washed, ironed and cut to specific dimensions.

 

 

Speech (5-8)

Hour: 1st (8:30 start)

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Class Min. /Max.: /10

Extra Supplies: 8GB USB Flash Drive

Homework: Yes, 2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

This class is designed to allow students to become familiar with speaking in front of an audience and preparing speeches to meet specific time and topic guidelines. Students are expected to complete research, writing and memorization as homework. They should come to class prepared to give their oral presentations each week as assigned in the preceding week(s). Periodically speeches will be videotaped and provided on USB to parents the week following the presentation.

 

 

Study Hall (7-12)

Hour: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Teacher: Varies

Extra Supplies:  Students MUST have Homework to do

Class Min. /Max.: /15

 

Study Hall is offered during 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hours ONLY.  Parents are responsible for making sure that their child(ren) have homework or a quiet activity to do during their Study Hall session.  Students will be required to be respectful to all other students and maintain a "library quiet" atmosphere.  This is NOT a Social Hour!!  Electronic devices with headphones will be permitted for individual use ONLY.  Students are to remain in the Study Hall classroom, unless supervised by an adult, during this time period.

 

 

Teaching the Classics- Christian Literature Analysis (5-8)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Lisa Brzozowski

Class Min. /Max.: 6/12

Extra Supplies:

Homework: Yes, varies

 

This class will teach your student understand how to interpret literature through a Christian lens, and will teach them how to answer the question, “Is the author telling the truth?”   They will learn to develop their own powers of observation, deduction, and evaluation through class discussion.  This technique of asking questions is often called the Socratic Method after, Socrates, the Greek philosopher. We will be learning the five elements of fiction and stylistic devices.  Books below their reading level will be used and is recommended to master this technique. 

 

 

Volleyball (5-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Connie Bernabei

Class Min. /Max.: 12/18

Extra Supplies: Knee Pads and a Volleyball

 

Students will be given instruction regarding skills needed to be a part of a volleyball team.   Students will be given the opportunity to practice their serves each class.  Drills will be done to improve the skills of passing and setting.  They will be given the opportunity to use these skills in game play during the class.

 

 

Worship Team (7-12)

Hour: 1st (8:30 start)

Teacher: Jennifer Ellis

Class Min. /Max.: 2/

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pencils, Instrument, if applicable

Homework: Yes, learn music assigned

Extra Days: Yes, 1 BEFORE co-op begins for auditions (only to determine Skill set.  NO one will be turned away for lack of experience or ability) Date TBA

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, Performing

Accredited: Yes

 

This class focuses on learning the heart of worship and leadership.  Using music and the Bible, we will be learning how to serve our fellow students in song.  Most of what we do will be singing in preparation for the co-op chapel time, but our true objective is to help develop a heart for worship!!

 

 

Yearbook (7-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Extra Supplies: Working Laptop to bring to Class Each Week

Homework: Yes, varies

Accredited: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

We will be selling ads, creating a yearbook on an online yearbook website, and publishing the book for co-op.  This class is a year commitment, because we depend on the work they do in both semesters to be put in yearbook. Please keep that in mind when signing up your students.

 

 


 


9th through 12th Grades:


ALL Students MUST Have:


Paper,

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Scissors,

Glue,

Crayons, Markers or Colored Pencils

Pencil Sharpener,

Backpack



Advanced Piano (3-12):

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano at co-op or one to two years of Private Lessons elsewhere

Homework: Light, 40 minutes of practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 1/4

 

Advanced Piano is for anyone who has taken Beginning Piano here at co-op or has had a year or two of private lessons elsewhere. This second year will continue what the student already learned in Beginning Piano. Students with prior experience will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate level within our curriculum series.

 

 

Anatomy (11-12)

Hour: 1st (8:30 start)

Teacher: Susan Goebel

Class Min. /Max.:

Fee:

Extra Supplies:

Homework:

Presenting/Displaying:

Accredited:

Audited:

Yearlong:

Ancient History (9-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Staci Noyes

Class Min. /Max.: 6/

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  A 3 ring binder, a Bible, internet and text.

Homework: Yes, 4-5 hours per week.

Presenting/Displaying:

Class Min./Max.: 6/

Accredited: Yes

Audited:

Yearlong: Yes

 

This course is a survey of ancient civilizations of the world through the lens of a Christian world view. Beginning with creation and progressing through the anticipation of Christ, we will take a chronological journey around the world studying empires, cultures, Christianity, and world religions. There will be significant outside reading, scheduled examinations, and writing assignments. Internet access necessary.

 

 

Beginning Piano (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

Fee:

Extra Supplies:  Alfred’s Basic Piano Library Lesson Book 1A, Theory Book 1

Homework: Yes, 20 minutes/ day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

 

Each student will play according to their level.  We will progress as they do.  Each student will perform 2 songs for Afternoon of Enrichment.

 

 

Chemistry (9-12):

Hour: 1st (8:30 start) OR 4th +

Teacher: Laura Lipford

Class Min. /Max.: 4/10

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apologia Chemistry, 2nd Edition, Solutions Manual and Test Booklet, Lapbook Journal, 3 Ring Binder, Calculator.  CD Rom and is Optional

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I

Homework: Yes, 5-10 hours/ week

Extra Days: Possibly

Accredited: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

Exploring Creation with Chemistry is a first-year high school (homeschool) chemistry course which will prepare students for a college- level course and give students an appreciation for chemistry in everyday life.  At home, the student will read the text, answer questions and problems, do a few selected experiments, and take tests on paper.  In class, we will do most experiments, review/discuss/answer questions and hand in tests.  Tests will be graded outside of class.  Some lab write-ups will be fill-in-the-blank format, and some will be full write-ups to prepare students for college level expectations.

 

 

Chorale (7-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Class Min. /Max.: 5/25

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: 1 inch, Black 3 ring binder, Pencil

Homework: Yes, 30 minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Accredited: Yes, optional

Audited: Yes

 

We will work towards learning choral music in the 2 part harmony. We will learn vocal techniques and learn and perform several pieces.

 

 

Creative Chemistry (3-10)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Christe DeJoris

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Fee: $10

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

Science is a way to learn by trying.  We will find out why some obviously easy things just won’t work and why some seemingly impossible things will.  This class is all about experimenting.  We have 4-8 experiments planned for each week.  No homework!!

 

 

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace for Teens (9-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Gwen Gagne

Class Min./Max.: 6/20

Fee: $20.00 – New Students, $5.00 – Returning Students

Extra Supplies:  A 3 ring binder and computer access at home. 

Homework: Light, 1-2 hours per week.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey will educate and entertain students as they learn how to avoid debt and build wealth in this DVD-based financial curriculum.  This course meets benchmarks and standards in all 50 states, as well as the national standards suggested by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy.

 

This course will teach your student how to:

*Save money and build wealth;

*Negotiate great deals;

*Establish a budget that works;

*Identify and understand different types of investments;

*Set and achieve financial and career goals; *Describe the many dangers of debt;

*Recognize the advantages of renting and owning a home;

*Become an aware consumer; and *Understand different types of insurance and what’s best for you.   

**If your student will take or has taken an Economics class, FPU for Teens can be combined with that for an honors class.

 

Please note that this is a two-term class.  In order to receive full credit for this course, both terms will need to be completed, but can be done in either order.

 

 

Dr. Who- Travelling through History (6-12):

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jen Deese/Melissa Paul

Class Min. /Max.: 6/20

Fee: $20

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pen/Pencil

Homework: Occasional, 1-2 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: Yes

Yearlong:

 

To research and learn about various historical events, places, and people through the eyes of the hit television show, Dr. Who.

 

 

Exploring Economics (9-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Cherie’ Crow

Class Min. /Max.: 6/

Fee: $5 (For purchase of quiz/exam book)

Extra Supplies: Book- Notgrass Exploring Economics and The Stewardship of God's Riches, Notebook/ Binder, Paper, Pencil

Homework: Yes, 3-5 Hours per Week

Accredited: Yes (1/2 Credit)

Audited: Yes

 

Students will learn economic terms and issues that have an impact on the United States and its citizens. Course introduces both microeconomics and macroeconomics.  NOTE:  The first reading/homework assignment will be due the first day of co-op, 8/21.

 

 

English Composition I (9-12):

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Beth Saadati

Class Min. /Max.: 6/

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: 3-Ring Binder, Computer, Printer

Homework: Yes, 5-8 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

Description: Through instruction, modeling, and practice, English Comp I equips student writers with the structural (thesis and introduction-body-conclusion paragraphs) and stylistic (7 dress-ups, 6 sentence openers, 5 decorations, transitions, and paragraph hooks) skills need to write clear and compelling five-paragraph essays following many of the techniques presented by The Institute for Excellence in Writing, Level C. This class is a prerequisite for English Comp II, III, and IV.

 

 

Engineering (9-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min./Max.: 4/12

Fee:

Extra Supplies: Text- Engineering the Future: Science Technology & the Design Process

Homework: Yes, 4 hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Accredited: Can be

Audited: Yes

Extra Days: Possibly

Yearlong: Yes

 

Students will work on projects and learn about the field of Engineering in a hands-on class.

 

 

General Science (7-9)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Christe DeJoris

Class Min. /Max.:  6/10

Fee: $15

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Textbook, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Student Notebook, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Companion CD, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Solutions and Test Manual, Pencil, Highlighter, Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science Audio CD, suggested for Auditory Learners.

Homework:  Yes, 2-3 hours per week

Extra Days: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

This class will meet 4th period and will begin at 1:15 promptly, which is 15 minutes prior to the end of lunch. If you are planning on following the Apologia science curriculum through high school, your student needs to begin with this class. It is a middle school curriculum, and therefore is not eligible for a high school credit. Students read and complete the On Your Own questions at the end of each module and check their answers from the back of the book. Experiments are then completed in class, with the exception of a few long term (time-wise) experiments that are sent home. Then, they complete the module study guide and we go over the answers in class. At the completion of each module we will spend class time having the students highlight items to study for the test. From Apologia’s web site – The course covers such topics as the scientific method, designing experiments, simple machines, archaeology, geology, paleontology, biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Its scope, therefore, is quite wide.

 

 

Geometry (9-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min./Max.: 4/12

Fee:

Extra Supplies: Text- Geometry by H. Jacobs, 3rd Edition (ISBN: 978-0-7167-4361-3)

Prerequisites: Successful completion on Algebra I

Homework: Yes, 5+ hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

Accredited: Can be

Audited: Yes

Extra Days: Probably

Yearlong: Yes

 

A study of high school geometry based on a classic text.  Students will be required to complete daily homework at home.

 

 

HS Rocketry (8-12):

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Dan Gilbert

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  Protractor, Folder, Ruler, Calculator, Graph Paper

Prerequisites: Successful completion on Algebra I

Homework: Yes, 1-6 hours per week, depending on Rocket Design

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Presenting

Class Min. /Max.: 3/

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes

 

Students will learn how to design and launch model rockets. They will learn the mathematics to predict flight characteristics as well as tracking techniques.

 

 

Introduction to programming using Java (9-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: John Paul

Class Min./Max.: 2/

Fee:

Extra Supplies: Text- Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot (2009 first edition.  2nd edition is out, but “used” 1st editions will be less expensive.  A 4GB to 8GB USB Memory stick. Access to an internet connected home computer running either Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 or a modern MAC OS system (10.7.3 Lion or later .. check with instructor for older MAC versions)

Prerequisites: Successful completion on Algebra I

Homework: Yes, 5+ hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Accredited: Yes, ½ credit

Audited: No

Extra Days: No

 

This course is designed to introduce the student to computer programming. It will cover the fundamentals of programming and provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. We will be using Java and the Greenfoot development environment (http://www.greenfoot.org) to teach programming by having the students develop mini graphical based computer games.

 

 

Kingdom Dawn/Edge (5-12)

Hour: 2nd / 3rd

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Class Min. /Max.: 4/20

Fee: $20

Homework: Yes, 25-35 pages of reading per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

A riveting medieval parallel to the Bible-Good and evil clash, Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but to claim hope and victory. In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess along with all the kings’ people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hope finds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley. But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good? After many years, Kingdoms Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelations.

 

 

Math and Science Tutoring (3-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Class Min. /Max.: 1/6

Extra Supplies: Math/Science book from home

Homework: Maybe

 

This class is for providing assistance for students studying math/science.  Students MUST bring their own texts to class.  Students should be prepared to work on their math/science during the class period.  Even if they do not have specific questions.

 

 

Needle Arts (7-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Su Taylor

Class Min. /Max.: 6/10

Fee: Student to bring their own supplies

Extra Supplies: Pattern of item student wishes to make, AND materials needed to make that item: folder to keep notes and patterns in, scissors/yarn-cutter.

If student is a true beginner, I suggest they bring knitting needles about size 7/8 and/or crochet hook F or G (available in craft stores & Walmart) along with a general worsted-weight yarn like Red Heart and we can start on simple granny-squares. This activity helps to get the mind and hands used to manipulating the thread and hardware whilst still creating something useful.

Homework: Personal Choice

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

 

Aim of class: To start students off on their own personal learning-curve. Rather than a structured "class" (where all make same item) I aim for a more open-plan class, with no specific goals other than for each individual to create an object that pleases. Students are encouraged to look in stores and on-line for projects they would like to make, but keep in mind their skill level, and NOT be too ambitious initially! Some patterns have a skill-level printed on them somewhere - stick to SIMPLE - and make sure you get the yarn/s and needles YOUR pattern recommends or it will NOT make-up correctly!

Students should bring a suitable pattern to class (either buy at craft store or print from computer) along with the materials listed on that pattern, and we can get started. This is the right time of year to try your hand at making a scarf, fingerless-mitts, or traditional "Granny-Squares" which are great beginner projects and can be fashioned into many different items. I will encourage individuality and creativity, but strongly DISCOURAGE students from attempting 3D designs as beginner projects.

 

 

Note Taking (9-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Courtney Collier

Class Min. /Max.: 5/

Extra Supplies: Notebook and writing utensil required/ use of tablet accepted

 

This is a skills class that will hopefully benefit the student planning to go to college. There will be note taking instruction/study skills, listening to lectures, and quizzes. The quizzes will be taken from the lecture notes as to what he/she thought was important.

 

 

Performing Arts (8-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Courtney Collier

Fee: $20 (per semester)

Homework: yes – memorization of lines, watching movies/plays and giving reviews, possibly attending a play as a group

Presenting/Display: yes

Class min/max: 8/ 20

Accredited: yes

Yearlong: yes

 

Performing Arts will spend first semester reviewing the basics of acting. This will include: acting games, improv skits, memorization of monologues, etc.  ALL STUDENTS will be required to participate in this portion of the semester. We will pick our script for second semester, have auditions, and give parts at the end of first semester. Any homework, class participation, tardiness to class, unexcused absences, and attitude will go toward their final audition.

 

 

Physical Science (8-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Jennifer Deese

Class Min. /Max.: 6/

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Apologia Physical Science, 2nd Edition Book (or CD-ROM) PLUS Test Booklet and Solutions Manual, 3 Ring Binder, Notebook, Pen or Pencil

Homework: Yes, 3-4 hours per week

Yearlong: Yes

 

This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology.  Topics of study include the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The author especially concentrates on the myths generated by the hysterical environmentalist movement. There are many hands-on labs throughout the 16 modules which we will do in class.  While originally designed to be done over the course of 32 weeks, we will complete all 16 modules over the course of two semesters with a combination of at home reading/study and, on co-op days, class labs and review.  Labs will be graded by the teacher.  Tests will be given at home and graded by the parent.  Extra assistance will be available to students as needed.

 

 

Physics (10-12)

Hour: 1st (8:30 start)

Teacher: Onika Kerber

Class Min. /Max.: 4/

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies: Apologia Physics, 2nd Edition Book (or Apologia Physics, 2nd Edition CD-ROM) PLUS Apologia Physics, 2nd Edition Test Booklet and Solutions Manual, 3 Ring Binder, Notebook, Pen or Pencil

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I AND Geometry

Homework: Yes, 5+ hours per week

Extra Days: Yes, will meet in Gray Court

Accredited: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

This class will be mainly done from home, including ALL labs.  Some labs may be done at co-op, but must be done again at home.  The student will be expected to have ALL homework, Tests will be given IN CLASS.  Syllabus available.  From Apologia Website: This college-prep physics course is designed for the student who has completed algebra 1 and geometry and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics, heavily emphasizing vector analysis; this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. .  NOTE:  The first reading/homework assignment will be due the first day of co-op, 8/21.

 

 

 

Piano II (2-12):

Hour: 4th

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00

Prerequisite: Beginning Piano at co-op or one to two years of Private Lessons elsewhere

Homework: Light, 20 minutes of practice per day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 2/4

 

Piano II is for anyone who has taken Beginning Piano here at co-op or has had a year or two of private lessons elsewhere. This second year will continue what the student already learned in Beginning Piano. Students with prior experience will be evaluated and assigned to the appropriate level within our curriculum series. Students are taught individually with music theory work and learning games while classmates are learning.

 

 

Pinterest (9-12)

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Alberta Rector

Class Min. /Max.: 5/8

Fee: Varies, Students NEED to purchase OWN Materials

Extra Supplies: Yes, Students MUST purchase, Depending on Project

Homework: Some, Shopping

 

This class will be heavy in student participation.  The student will help with the choosing of projects.  They will also be emailed a materials list which they will be required to purchase and bring to the next class.  This class gives the students the opportunity to learn to coordinate and direct/help with this type of class.  If your student already has these natural skills, they will thrive.  If they are hesitant, they will be assured of their ability to do this kind of task.

 

 

Royal Rangers: (5-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer

Fee: $15.00

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min. /Max.: 4/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Possibly

 

Royal Rangers is a ministry to young boys and men. We use fun programs that include, advancement, games, pinewood derby, outdoor boy oriented events (canoeing, camping, etc.) that keep the boys interested. The ministry is designed to put boys, men and friends together so that they can learn leadership, teamwork, and mentor them into Christian leaders. We currently are working with 5-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-4. (men or women work well with this group) We are currently specializing each boy’s goals. I will be available in 5th period to assist and teach special optional merits (over 300).Rev. James Grubb BA, Thb. CJ or Commander Jim to the boys. Carl Kilmer is our leader and God has blessed us with a dedicated man of God to direct us.

 

 

Service Hour (7-12)

Hour: 4th +

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Accredited: Volunteer Hours may be given

 

At the end of a co-op day, there are many tasks to be completed.  Service Hours Class will begin the clean-up process during 4th hour.  We will be cleaning the rooms not in use 4th hour, moving lunch bins and classroom bins to the storage closet and helping with lunch cleanup if needed.  By competing these tasks during 4th hour, helps speed up the process of cleanup after classes have ended for the day.

 

 

Sewing (7-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Class Min. /Max.: /7

Fee: Student Purchase Materials, as Needed

Extra Supplies: Sewing Machine, Thread, Scissors, Needles, Bobbins, Fabric

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

Prerequisite: Beginning Sewing

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, Displaying

 

This class will build on what students have learned in previous semesters of sewing. We will complete projects such as lined curtains and adding embellishments such as fringe to projects. Students are expected to purchase fabric required for projects and come prepared with fabric washed, ironed and cut to specific dimensions.

 

 

Shakespearean Literature (9-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Class Min. /Max.: 7/10

Fee:

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder with Dividers, Notebook, Paper, Copies of Each of the Plays and the Sonnets that we will read or the Complete Works of Shakespeare.

Homework: Yes, Varies

Accredited: Yes

 

This class will be a High School accredited course that will study 3 of Shakespeare’s plays;  Comedy, Tragedy, and Historical, as well as some of his sonnets. We will spend time looking at the vocabulary involved in each play as well as each of the characters for the plays that we read. At the end of the semester each student will be required to do a research paper based on one of the plays that we have read and studied. Students will be tested at the end of each play and will receive grades for homework as well as the 4 major tests.  Assignments will include reading the plays at home as well as keeping a notebook with vocabulary, characters and plot outlines for each Act. 

 

 

Study Hall (7-12)

Hour: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Teacher: Varies

Extra Supplies:  Students MUST have Homework to do

Class Min. /Max.: /15

 

Study Hall is offered during 1st, 2nd, and 3rd hours ONLY.  Parents are responsible for making sure that their child(ren) have homework or a quiet activity to do during their Study Hall session.  Students will be required to be respectful to all other students and maintain a "library quiet" atmosphere.  This is NOT a Social Hour!!  Electronic devices with headphones will be permitted for individual use ONLY.  Students are to remain in the Study Hall classroom, unless supervised by an adult, during this time period.

 

 

Volleyball (5-12)

Hour: 3rd

Teacher: Connie Bernabei

Class Min. /Max.: 12/18

Extra Supplies: Knee Pads and a Volleyball

 

Students will be given instruction regarding skills needed to be a part of a volleyball team.   Students will be given the opportunity to practice their serves each class.  Drills will be done to improve the skills of passing and setting.  They will be given the opportunity to use these skills in game play during the class.

 

 

Worship Team (7-12)

Hour: 1st (8:30 start)

Teacher: Jennifer Ellis

Class Min. /Max.: 2/

Fee: $5

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder, Pencils, Instrument, if applicable

Homework: Yes, learn music assigned

Extra Days: Yes, 1 BEFORE co-op begins for auditions (only to determine Skill set.  NO one will be turned away for lack of experience or ability) Date TBA

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe, Performing

Accredited: Yes

 

This class focuses on learning the heart of worship and leadership.  Using music and the Bible, we will be learning how to serve our fellow students in song.  Most of what we do will be singing in preparation for the co-op chapel time, but our true objective is to help develop a heart for worship!!

 

Yearbook (7-12)

Hour: 2nd

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Class Min. /Max.: 5/15

Extra Supplies: Working Laptop to bring to Class Each Week

Homework: Yes, varies

Accredited: Yes

Yearlong: Yes

 

We will be selling ads, creating a yearbook on an online yearbook website, and publishing the book for co-op.  This class is a year commitment, because we depend on the work they do in both semesters to be put in yearbook. Please keep that in mind when signing up your students.