HOPE Winter/Spring Class Descriptions 2014-15

Little Learners:

 

Babies:

There will be lots of TLC for our youngest members.

Teacher: Moms

Fee: None

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

Homework: No

Extra Night: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/8

 

K1/K2a:

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

Teacher: Angela Vance

Fee: $5.00 per semester

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/8

 

K2:

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.

Teacher: Sandra Boyd

Fee: $5.00 per semester

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/10

 

 

 

K3/K4:

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.

Teacher: Varies from hour to hour

Fee: $5.00 per semester

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/10

 

K5:

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?

Teacher: Courtney Collier

Fee: $5.00 per semester

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/12

 

Please be sure to PUT YOUR CHILDS NAME on EVERYTHING they bring. 

 

 


 

 

1st & 2nd Grades:

BASIC CLASS KIT:

Paper,

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Pencil Sharpener,

Safety Scissors,

Glue Stick,

Crayons (Markers or Colored Pencils),

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

Backpack

 

Basketball (1-2):

The goal of basketball is to teach the basics.  We will spend time each week learning a new skill.  Skills will include footwork (pivoting), shooting, passing, dribbling, offensive strategies, defensive strategies (man to man), lay ups, rebounding, and teamwork.  We will be doing a short devotion each class and will spend time learning these concepts through drills and scrimmages.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Christine Ingram

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder to keep sheets in, and tennis shoes are a must.

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/16

 

Children’s Choir – Children of Praise (1-2):

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!!! This class will focus on warm-up exercises, games and praising our Heavenly Father! We will choose 2 songs to perform for Evening of Enrichment. This class is for ANY student that enjoys singing! We will be adding some sort of instrument this semester as well.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Susan Goebel

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit

Homework: Yes, 30 Minutes Per Week (practice)

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Creation and Dinosaurs (K5-2):

What really happened to all the dinosaurs? How big were they? What did they eat? How did the Fall affect them? What are fossils? How did they care for their young? We will be exploring the answers to all of these questions throughout the semester.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmesiter

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Paper Folder, Class Kit 

Homework: Minimal, 15 Minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Early Elementary Art (1-2):

Students will create works of art through different techniques learned.

Hour: 1st

Teacher: Andrea Kolman

Fee: $20.00 

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

ELA Anatomy (1-2):

We will study the basics our God’s wonderful creation…us!

Hour: 2

Teacher: Kolman

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

 

ELA Fun with Learning Games (K5-2):

We will be adding even more games that aide in learning 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. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: $6.00 

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

ELA Money Matters for Children (Repeat) (1-2):

Money matters no matter what age. What do you do with it? You need a plan! Our class will learn how to effectively save, spend, and share money through interactive play using real life situations.Our goal is to teach children, now, how to use the resources that God has given them.   

Hour: 1

Teacher: Hicunni Chandler

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Basic Calculator, Scissors, Pencils, Colored Pencils, Folder 

Homework: Light, 15Minutes per Week

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: No

 

Elementary Sign Language (1-2):

We can have fun learning a new language! Learn some basic signs as well as a song or two. Find some answers to questions like, what is sign language? How can you talk with your hands? What is it like not being able to hear?

Hour: 3

Teacher: Hope Singh

Fee: No Fee

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework:  No

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

 

 

 

 

Engineering Adventure (2nd):

In this class, we use a hands-on, inquiry and literature based curriculum from the National Center of Technology Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston to expose students to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

 This semester, we will be studying earthquake and civil engineering in 2 different units.  The students will engineer model buildings that are earthquake resistant. They’ll also develop building codes that help others build earthquake resistant structures.  When civil engineers design bridges, they must take into account factors like balance and motion. This unit introduces the principles behind bridge design. Students will reinforce their understanding of “push” and “pull” as they explore how forces act on different structures. They’ll use what they know about balance and force as they experiment with beam, arch, and suspension bridges—and learn how bridge designs counteract and redirect forces and motion. In the final design challenge, students plan, build, and test their own bridges.

Hour: 1 or 3

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Fee: $12.00 1st Hour, $14.00 3rd Hour (includes a snack 3rd Hour)

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/16

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Fun with Cooking (2nd):

We will be having fun learning about safety, nutrition and doing lots of cooking.

Hour: 2

Teacher: JenniferHarkai

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: Apron (optional)

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly

Class Min./Max.: 7/8

 

Gardening Club (K5-2):

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

Hour: 4           

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies:  Basic Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Geography through Art & Food (1-2):

This is an introductory to Geography. This semester we will explore Europe through fun facts, art, food, mapping and watching short travel videos. There will be no homework but I will send computer links or titles of books that may complement what we are doing.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Wendy Powell

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework:  No

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes

Class Min./Max.: 12/20

 

Hands on Science(1-2):

Science – boring? No way! Come with busy hands and lots of curiosity as we explore some of God’s handiwork.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Joanna Stanley

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework:  No

Presenting/Displaying:  No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

 

Joyfully His (Closed) (1-2):

The kids will be performing their big production of “Toys in Pieces” in the spring.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  No

Homework: Yes, line memorization

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes

Class Min./Max.: 10/30

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: No

 

LEGO Club Jr. (1-2):

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.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Brittany Valentine

Fee: $5.00

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

Math Games (1-2):

This class will help children to learn and memorize math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) by playing fun, interactive games.  We will also work on some other math skills such as graphing, probability, and word problems. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Peggy Boulet

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

PE (1-2):

This class will include exercise, plus games such as basketball, tag, kickball etc.         

Hour: 1

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: No

Extra Supplies: TENNIS SHOES are a MUST!! NO Dresses please!!

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Stitches Yarn (1-2):

We will learn the basics of crocheting, and weaving.

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: None

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Woodworking (1-2):

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

Hour: 2           

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: $10

Extra Supplies:  Wood Glue & Regular Glue

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

 

3rd & 4th Grades:

BASIC CLASS KIT:

Paper,

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Pencil Sharpener,

Safety Scissors,

Glue Stick,

Crayons (Markers or Colored Pencils),

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

Backpack

 

Basketball (3-4):

The goal of basketball is to teach the basics.  We will spend time each week learning a new skill.  Skills will include footwork (pivoting), shooting, passing, dribbling, offensive strategies, defensive strategies (man to man), lay ups, rebounding, and teamwork.  We will be doing a short devotion each class and will spend time learning these concepts through drills and scrimmages.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Christine Ingram

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder to keep sheets in, and tennis shoes are a must

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/16

 

Beginning Piano (3-4):

In this class we begin to learn about the piano and begin with numbering our fingers. We progress to reading notes on a staff. If the student shows good progress we may begin to play chords.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

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

Homework: Minimal, 20 Minutes Per Day, 5 Days a Week, as well as Theory Work.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 1/4

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Bible Quiz (3-4):

Need help motivating your kids to learn the Bible?  How about a game setup where they compete against each other for prizes and fun? Bible Quizzing is a ministry designed to put the Word of God in the hearts of young people.  It helps them mature in intellect, attitude, emotions and most of all, helps them grow spiritually! Can’t beat that!

Hour: 2

Teacher: Gail Chassevent

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Team Shirts (they will be provided)

Homework: Yes, 2.5 Hours per Week (practice) – Those wanting to compete will need to plan to attend Bible Quiz Meets 5 Saturdays between September and April

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Children’s Choir – Children of Praise (3-4):

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!!! This class will focus on warm-up exercises, games and praising our Heavenly Father! We will choose 2 songs to perform for Evening of Enrichment. This class is for ANY student that enjoys singing! We will be adding some sort of instrument this semester as well.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Susan Goebel

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit

Homework: Yes, 30 Minutes Per Week (practice)

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Creation and Dinosaurs (3-4):

What really happened to all the dinosaurs? How big were they? What did they eat? How did the Fall affect them? What are fossils? How did they care for their young? We will be exploring the answers to all of these questions throughout the semester.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmesiter

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Paper Folder, Class Kit 

Homework: Minimal, 15 Minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Creative Chemistry (Closed) (3-4):

This class will be a FUN, HANDS-ON science class with most of what we cover coming from the New Apologia Elem Chemistry and Physics text! We will not be cover the actual text but will be using some of the experiments and projects. If you are using Apologia Chemistry at home I will supply you with a guide of what experiments/projects we will be using in class.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Trish Landrum, Chrise DeJoris

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – Pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must! May need items brought in throughout the semester – most are simple household items (plastic bottles, etc.).   

Homework: Optional, depending on how much the parents want to put into it.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Elementary Anatomy (3-4):

We will continue our study of God's favorite creation - US!  This is the first part of Apologia's study of human anatomy for upper elementary age. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jen Ware

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with Anatomy & Physiology Textbook, It is important to have the text book as assignments are given from it each week.

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week – Reading the chapter

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Elementary Art (3-4):

Students will create works of art through different techniques learned.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Andrea Kolman

Fee: $20.00  

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Elementary Sign Language (3rd):

We can have fun learning a new language! Learn some basic signs as well as a song or two. Find some answers to questions like, what is sign language? How can you talk with your hands? What is it like not being able to hear?

Hour: 3

Teacher: Hope Singh

Fee: No Fee

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework:  No

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

 

Engineering Adventures (3-4):

In this class, we use a hands-on, inquiry and literature based curriculum from the National Center of Technology Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston to expose students to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

 This semester, we will be studying earthquake and civil engineering in 2 different units.  The students will engineer model buildings that are earthquake resistant. They’ll also develop building codes that help others build earthquake resistant structures.  When civil engineers design bridges, they must take into account factors like balance and motion. This unit introduces the principles behind bridge design. Students will reinforce their understanding of “push” and “pull” as they explore how forces act on different structures. They’ll use what they know about balance and force as they experiment with beam, arch, and suspension bridges—and learn how bridge designs counteract and redirect forces and motion. In the final design challenge, students plan, build, and test their own bridges.

Hour: 1 or 3

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Fee: $12.00 for 1st Hour, $14.00 for 3rd Hour which will include a snack

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/16

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Fun with Cooking (3-4):

We will be having fun learning about safety, nutrition and doing lots of cooking.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jennifer Harkai

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: Apron (optional)

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly

Class Min./Max.: 7/8

 

Fun with Painting (3-4):

In this class we will have fun with painting. A few of them will be watercolors, finger painting and brush painting.        

Hour: 2

Teacher: Angie O’Shaughnessy

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/25

 

Gardening Club (3-4):

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

Hour: 4           

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies:  Basic Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Gymnastics (3-4):

This will be a basic tumbling class. We will cover the beginning foundations up to back hand spring (once stable and equipped). We will also spend time working on core control and balance. This is a beginner’s class.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Tab Lewis

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies:  Loose clothing and bare feet

Homework: Yes, 10-15 minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

Hands on Science (3rd):

Science – boring? No way! Come with busy hands and lots of curiosity as we explore some of God’s handiwork.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Joanna Stanley

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework:  No

Presenting/Displaying:  No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

 

IEW A: All Things Fun and Fascinating (Closed) (3-4):

IEW ATFF works to help children get excited about writing and improve their ability to put thought to paper.  The curriculum uses Key Word Outlines and gradually builds their writing using dress-ups.  Parent involvement is necessary.  Children will receive a letter grade or a pass/fail grade.  (Child and parent preference)  Grades will be based on turning in homework, turning in homework on time, and class participation.                

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Christine Ingram

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: IEW All Things Fun and Fascinating Textbook

Homework: Moderate, Weekly Paper – Approx. 30 minutes to 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/18

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

IEW Bible Heroes (Closed) (3-4):

IEW Bible Heroes works to help children get excited about writing and improve their ability to put thought to paper. The curriculum uses Key Word Outlines and gradually builds their writing using dress-ups. Parent involvement is necessary. Children will receive a pass fail grade for class (participation and turning in papers).

Hour: 1

Teacher: Christine Ingram

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: IEW Bible Heroes Test Book

Homework: Moderate, Weekly paper, approx. 30 minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/14

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Joyfully His (Closed) (3-4):

The kids will be performing their big production of “Toys in Pieces” in the spring. During our fall Afternoon Assembly on December 5th, our Joyfully His class will do a short scene from that upcoming production.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  No

Homework: Yes, line memorization

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 10/30

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

LEGO Club (3-4):

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.

Hour: 1 or 4

Teacher: Brittany Valentine

Fee: $5.00

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Math Games (3rd):

This class will help children to learn and memorize math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) by playing fun, interactive games.  We will also work on some other math skills such as graphing, probability, and word problems. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Peggy Boulet

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Money and Finance (Repeat) (3-4):

We will be using the book “The Secret of Handling Money God’s Way”, which is a 12-week curriculum that is designed for children ages 8-12, and includes Scripture memorization, in-depth questions, and activities to apply what each chapter has taught.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Light, 1 Hour per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: No

 

PE (3-4):

This class will include exercise, plus games such as basketball, tag, kickball etc.         

Hour: 1

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: No

Extra Supplies: TENNIS SHOES are a MUST!! NO Dresses please!!

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Piano II (3-4):

Piano 2 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.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00          

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Light, 40 minutes of practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 1/4

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Pilgrim’s Progress (3-4):

This is an analogy of the journey of the Christian life and is an illustrated full length text.

There will be discussion questions for the student, annotated Scripture references, character analysis all within a unit study. There is also bonus information about the author, John Bunyan, and a student CD so you can read along with audio cd, or students can read together during the week.  Some chapter titles include Sinai and Evangelist, Goodwill, House of the Interpreter, and Patience and Passion. Students do need to be able to read and write a paragraph.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Fee: $7.00

Extra Supplies: Answers in Genesis Pilgrims Progress Blue book for reading lessons during the week

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/11

 

Recorder and Basic Music Theory (3-4):

This will be a basic music theory class with an emphasis on Recorders. We will learn the parts of the musical staff, note names, note lengths, counting beats, and learning playing as a group.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Holly Harrison

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

Road Trip USA- 2nd Hour (3-4):

Dividing our country into regions we will study each state. We will learn things such as: population, and state animals, found in each region. We will have hands on activities to reinforce learning.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Hope Singh

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: Three ring binder, and dividers

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Road Trip USA – 3rd Hour (3-4):

Dividing our country into regions we will study each state. We will learn things such as: population, and state animals, found in each region. We will have hands on activities to reinforce learning.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Brittany Valentine

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: Three ring binder, and dividers

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

 

Rocketry Jr.(Repeat with some tweaking) (3-4):

We will study rocket safety, history, design, and science this class will be more crafty than HS Rocketry.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies:  Spiral Notebook

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/30

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: No

 

Sewing Machine Fun – 1st Hour (Closed) (3-4):

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.     

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.                            

Hour: 1

Teacher: Wendy Powell

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Sewing Machine Fun- 3rd Hour (3-4):

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.     

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.                            

Hour: 3

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

New Students Accepted: Yes, with teacher approval

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Speech (8:30 Start) (4th):

Each student will be required to give oral presentations or speeches on various topics. The students are expected to do any necessary preparation, research or memorization outside of class. This means that they will be expected to come prepared each week to participate as a presenter or as an active listener.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, 1-2 Hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

Stitches Yarn (3-4):

We will learn the basics of cross stitching, crocheting, and weaving, as we make hats, and other crafts.

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz.

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

 

Violin (3-4):

We will continue in All for Strings I.  Students will be performing individually as well as with the class.  Each student will be required to take and pass the theory test before or on the first day of class to be able to attend.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: “All for Strings” Book 1 (has to be ordered from the store)

Homework: Light, 20 Minutes Per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 2/7

New Students Accepted: Yes, with teacher approval

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Worship Signing (3-4):

We will learn at least 2 worship songs as well as some basic sign language.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Hope Singh

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Zoology - Land Animals (3-4):

We will be using the Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th day text and journal for this class. We will cover the first part of the text this semester and plan to continue with the course next semester. This class does require homework - reading and journal assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes a day you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester.   We will also be planning a class field trip.

Hour: 1 & 3

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  Each family is REQUIRED to have a copy of Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th Day: Land Animals AND each STUDENT is required to have either the Regular OR Junior Apologia Journal. Basic Back pack supplies – pencils, markers, scissors and glue are a MUST!

Homework: Moderate, Approx. 3 Hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12           

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

5th & 6th Grades:

BASIC CLASS KIT:

Paper,

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Pencil Sharpener,

Scissors,

Stick,

Crayons (Markers or Colored Pencils),

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

Backpack

 

Beginning Piano (5-6):

In this class we begin to learn about the piano and begin with numbering our fingers. We progress to reading notes on a staff. If the student shows good progress we may begin to play chords. Each student will perform 2 pieces for the Afternoon Assembly on December 5th.         

Hour: 1

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

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

Homework: Minimal, 20 Minutes Per Day, 5 Days a Week, as well as Theory Work.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: ¼

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Bible Quiz (5-6):

Need help motivating your kids to learn the Bible?  How about a game setup where they compete against each other for prizes and fun? Bible Quizzing is a ministry designed to put the Word of God in the hearts of young people.  It helps them mature in intellect, attitude, emotions and most of all, helps them grow spiritually! Can’t beat that!

Hour: 2

Teacher: Gail Chassevent

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Team Shirts (they will be provided)

Homework: Yes, 2.5 Hours per Week (practice) – Those wanting to compete will need to plan to attend Bible Quiz Meets 5 Saturdays between September and April

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Children’s Choir – Children of Praise (5-6):

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!!! This class will focus on warm-up exercises, games and praising our Heavenly Father! We will choose 2 songs to perform for Evening of Enrichment. This class is for ANY student that enjoys singing! We will be adding some sort of instrument this semester as well.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Susan Goebel

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit

Homework: Yes, 30 Minutes Per Week (practice)

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Creative Chemistry (closed) (5-6):

This class will be a FUN, HANDS-ON science class with most of what we cover coming from the New Apologia Elem. Chemistry and Physics text! We will not be cover the actual text but will be using some of the experiments and projects. If you are using Apologia Chemistry at home I will supply you with a guide of what experiments/projects we will be using in class.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – Pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must! May need items brought in throughout the semester – most are simple household items (plastic bottles, etc.).   

Homework: Optional, depending on how much the parents want to put into it.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Creative Couture (5-6):

Does your daughter love to be creative and learn new crafts? Then this is the class for her! We will be learning to hand sew, use the glue gun, cut material., make jewelry and many other fun crafts. We hope the girls will take the skills they learn in this class and continue trying new crafts. All the crafts we are making are great for Christmas gifts!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Lisa Brzozowski 

Fee: $12.00

Extra Supplies:  Good Regular Sized Scissors and Elmer’s Glue

Homework: Periodically – ½ Hour some weeks

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/9

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Elementary Anatomy (5-6):

We will begin our study of God's favorite creation - US!  This is the first part of Apologia's study of human anatomy for upper elementary age. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jen Ware

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with Anatomy & Physiology Textbook, It is important to have the text book as assignments are given from it each week.

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week – Reading the chapter

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Engineering Adventure (5th):

In this class, we use a hands-on, inquiry and literature based curriculum from the National Center of Technology Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston to expose students to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

 This semester, we will be studying earthquake and civil engineering in 2 different units.  The students will engineer model buildings that are earthquake resistant. They’ll also develop building codes that help others build earthquake resistant structures.  When civil engineers design bridges, they must take into account factors like balance and motion. This unit introduces the principles behind bridge design. Students will reinforce their understanding of “push” and “pull” as they explore how forces act on different structures. They’ll use what they know about balance and force as they experiment with beam, arch, and suspension bridges—and learn how bridge designs counteract and redirect forces and motion. In the final design challenge, students plan, build, and test their own bridges.

Hour: 1 or 3

Teacher: Suzanne Phillips

Fee: $12.00 for 1st Hour, $14.00 for 3rd Hour which will include a snack

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/16

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Fun with Painting (5th):

In this class we will have fun with painting. A few of them will be watercolors, finger painting and brush painting.        

Hour: 2

Teacher: Angie O’Shaughnessy

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/25

 

Gardening Club (5-6):

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

Hour: 4           

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies:  Basic Kit

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

General Science (6th) (8:30 Start) (Closed):

This class will meet 1st period and will begin at 8:30 promptly. 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 on printed sheets I give them and check their own answers at the back of the module. 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. Following this, we complete the module summary together and I tell them which items from the paperwork to highlight for study purposes. They are told what to study for the test, and this is the time for them to develop their own study skills style.

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.

Hour: 1 (8:30 Start)

Teacher: Julie Smith

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science textbook for students and solutions and tests manual for parents plus companion CD    audio CD recommended for highly auditory learners , knowledgeboxcentral.com interactive lapbook ($15) for students desiring to type module worksheets rather than hand write them (http://www.knowledgeboxcentral.com/apologia-exploring-creation-w-general-science-2nd-ed-interactive-lapbook-journal-1330.html)        

2 ½ inch 3-ring binder, pencil, highlighter

Homework: Moderate, 2-3 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/30

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Gymnastics (5-6):

This will be a basic tumbling class. We will cover the beginning foundations up to back hand spring (once stable and equipped). We will also spend time working on core control and balance. This is a beginner’s class.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Tab Lewis

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies:  Loose clothing and bare feet

Homework: Yes, 10-15 minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

IEW A: All Things Fun and Fascinating (Closed) (5-6):

IEW ATFF works to help children get excited about writing and improve their ability to put thought to paper.  The curriculum uses Key Word Outlines and gradually builds their writing using dress-ups.  Parent involvement is necessary.  Children will receive a letter grade or a pass/fail grade.  (Child and parent preference)  Grades will be based on turning in homework, turning in homework on time, and class participation.                

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Christine Ingram

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: IEW All Things Fun and Fascinating Textbook

Homework: Moderate, Weekly Paper – Approx. 30 minutes to 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/18

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

IEW B (5-6):

Within this class, the students will lay down a solidly firm foundation in writing skills.          While doing this course, the students will learn to outline, incorporate dress-ups into their papers, write story summaries, use sentence openers, create paragraph structure, do creative writing,  practice public speech by reading papers aloud, and aid each other by 2 days of peer editing one another’s papers. Concluding the class in the Spring, there will be a simple final exam to demonstrate readiness for IEW Level C.

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Bethany Hoffmeister

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: SWI Level B Notebook & Packet (Currently $19.00 at IEW), Wide-Ruled Lined Paper, Sheet Protectors, 3/5 Cards, Red, Blue and Black pens, and a Thesaurus and Dictionary.    

Homework: Moderate, ½-1 Hour per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/25

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Joyfully His (Closed) (5-6):

The kids will be performing their big production of “Toys in Pieces” in the spring.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  No

Homework: Yes, line memorization

Presenting/Displaying:  Yes

Class Min./Max.: 10/30

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

Kingdom Hope (5-6):

“Pilgrim’s Progress for the Xbox generation” – This book is the Second in the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black. An allegory of the whole Bible told in a medieval format of noble knights and sword fights, quests and dragons, betrayal and final victory by the true Prince over the Dark knight! Most reading will be assigned for homework so that we can have class discussions and hands on activity time at coop.  This class does require homework - reading and a few fun home assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes twice a week you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester. This series comes highly recommended by Mrs. Lopez at Life Long Learning (Children’s Books).  

Hour: 2

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00 (this includes the book

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must!

Homework: Light, 1-1.5 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

LEGO Club (5-6):

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.

Hour: 1 & 4

Teacher: Brittany Valentine

Fee: $5.00

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

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Money and Finance (Repeat) (5-6):

We will be using the book “The Secret of Handling Money God’s Way”, which is a 12-week curriculum that is designed for children ages 8-12, and includes Scripture memorization, in-depth questions, and activities to apply what each chapter has taught.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Light, 1 Hour per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: No

 

MS Art (5-6):

This class covers the basics of art, such as lines, perspective, proportion, shading, creating depth, etc…  Though the concepts covered will be the same, we will be doing different projects each time.  Second semester is more of an application of the things we learn first semester. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Fee: $20.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Minimal, 1 hour or less per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

PE (5-6):

This class will include exercise, plus games such as basketball, tag, kickball etc.         

Hour: 1

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: No

Extra Supplies: TENNIS SHOES are a MUST!! NO Dresses please!!

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Piano II (5-6):

Piano 2 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.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00          

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Yes, 40 minutes of practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 1/4

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Pilgrim’s Progress (5-6):

This is an analogy of the journey of the Christian life and is an illustrated full length text.

There will be discussion questions for the student, annotated Scripture references, character analysis all within a unit study. There is also bonus information about the author, John Bunyan, and a student CD so you can read along with audio cd, or students can read together during the week.  Some chapter titles include Sinai and Evangelist, Goodwill, House of the Interpreter, and Patience and Passion. Students do need to be able to read and write a paragraph.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Fee: $7.00

Extra Supplies: Answers in Genesis Pilgrims Progress Blue book for reading lessons during the week

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/11

 

Puppet Poetry (5-6):

We will learn puppets and poetry. The last few weeks we will vote on the favorite poem to perform at Afternoon of Enrichment.        

Hour: 3

Teacher: Dawn Hoffmeister

Fee: No

Extra Supplies: No

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

Recorder and Basic Music Theory (5th):

This will be a basic music theory class with an emphasis on Recorders. We will learn the parts of the musical staff, note names, note lengths, counting beats, and learning playing as a group.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Holly Harrison

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

 

 

Road Trip USA – 2nd Hour (5-6):

Dividing our country into regions we will study each state. We will learn things such as: population, and state animals, found in each region. We will have hands on activities to reinforce learning.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Hope Singh

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: Three ring binder, and dividers

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Road Trip USA – 3rd Hour (5-6):

Dividing our country into regions we will study each state. We will learn things such as: population, and state animals, found in each region. We will have hands on activities to reinforce learning.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Brittany Valentine

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: Three ring binder, and dividers

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Rocketry Jr.(Repeat with some tweaking) (5-6):

We will study rocket safety, history, design, and science this class will be more crafty than HS Rocketry.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies:  Spiral Notebook

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/30

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: No

 

Royal Rangers (5-6):

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 3-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-2. (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.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer

Fee: $5.00 

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Sewing Machine Fun – 1st Hour (Closed) (5-6):

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.     

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.                            

Hour: 1

Teacher: Wendy Powell

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Sewing Machine Fun – 2nd Hour (5-6):

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.     

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.                            

Hour: 3

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

New Students Accepted: Yes, with teacher approval

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Speech (8:30 Start) (5-6):

Each student will be required to give oral presentations or speeches on various topics. The students are expected to do any necessary preparation, research or memorization outside of class. This means that they will be expected to come prepared each week to participate as a presenter or as an active listener.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, 1-2 Hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

Stitches Yarn (5-6):

We will learn the basics of cross stitching, crocheting, and weaving, as we make hats, and other crafts.

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Hillary Rigsby

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Yarn, 8 oz.

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Violin (5-6):

We will continue in All for Strings book 1. Students will progress as a class and individually. Each student will perform at least one song as a solo and one song with the class.  Students will be required to take and pass the theory test before or on the first day of class to be able to continue.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: “All for Strings” Book 1 (has to be ordered from the store)

Homework: Light, 20 Minutes Per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 2/7

New Students Accepted: Yes, with teacher approval

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Volleyball (6th):

Only those serious about learning/playing the game need sign up!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Connie Bernabei

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Volleyball and Knee Pads, these are fairly inexpensive at Academy Sports.

Homework: No, but practice is recommended

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/40

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Worship Signing (5-6):

We will learn at least 2 worship songs as well as some basic sign language.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Hope Singh

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Zoology - Land Animals (5-6):

We will be using the Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th day text and journal for this class. We will cover the first part of the text this semester and plan to continue with the course next semester. This class does require homework - reading and journal assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes a day you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester.   We will also be planning a class field trip.

Hour: 1 & 3

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  Each family is REQUIRED to have a copy of Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th Day: Land Animals AND each STUDENT is required to have either the Regular OR Junior Apologia Journal. Basic Back pack supplies – pencils, markers, scissors and glue are a MUST!

Homework: Moderate, Approx. 3 Hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12           

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

7th & 8th Grades:

BASIC CLASS KIT:

Paper,

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Pencil Sharpener,

Pen

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

Backpack

 

Algebra I (Closed) (7-8):

This is an introduction to high school algebra. Students should know their basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division). Much of the class is self-guided due to the limited nature of our co-op schedule. The textbook used is Prentice – Hall UCSMP Algebra 2nd edition. The 2nd semester of this class is a continuation of the first.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit, and Provided Textbook.

Homework: Heavy, 5+ Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Beginning Piano (7-8):

In this class we begin to learn about the piano and begin with numbering our fingers. We progress to reading notes on a staff. If the student shows good progress we may begin to play chords. Each student will perform 2 pieces for the Afternoon Assembly.         

Hour: 3

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

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

Homework: Minimal, 20 Minutes Per Day, 5 Days a Week, as well as Theory Work.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: ¼

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Bible Quiz (7-8):

Need help motivating your kids to learn the Bible?  How about a game setup where they compete against each other for prizes and fun? Bible Quizzing is a ministry designed to put the Word of God in the hearts of young people.  It helps them mature in intellect, attitude, emotions and most of all, helps them grow spiritually! Can’t beat that!

Hour: 3

Teacher: Gail Chassevent

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Team Shirts (they will be provided)

Homework: Moderate, 2.5 Hours per Week (practice) – Those wanting to compete will need to plan to attend Bible Quiz Meets 5 Saturdays between September and April

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Book Discussion: The Pirate and the Belle (7-8):

When the pirates came for the girl, they snatched the wrong one, so any protests made by the young woman were ignored. Not until the following morning when the pirate ship had long sailed from Charles Town, did the pirates discover their error. Now it became a matter of what to do with the girl, and it did not help the young woman’s predicament that she’d been screaming all night to be returned to her family in Charles Town. Blackbeard was not known to be a patient man.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Alberta Rector

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Purchase book via Amazon

Homework: None

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

 

Bracelets (7-8):

We will create 4-6 bracelets. Types being considered: Shamballa bracelet, Kumihimo bracelet, beaded bracelet, Leather and chain.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Fee: $40.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: None

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

Chorale (7-8):

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

Hour: 3

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: ½ inch, Black 3 ring binder 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 15/25         

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Creative Chemistry (Closed) (7-8):

This class will be a FUN, HANDS-ON science class with most of what we cover coming from the New Apologia Elem Chemistry and Physics text! We will not be cover the actual text but will be using some of the experiments and projects. If you are using Apologia Chemistry at home I will supply you with a guide of what experiments/projects we will be using in class.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – Pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must! May need items brought in throughout the semester – most are simple household items (plastic bottles, etc.).   

Homework: Optional, depending on how much the parents want to put into it.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes, 12/5

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Creative Couture (7-8):

Does your daughter love to be creative and learn new crafts? Then this is the class for her! We will be learning to hand sew, use the glue gun, cut material., make jewelry and many other fun crafts. We hope the girls will take the skills they learn in this class and continue trying new crafts. All the crafts we are making are great for Christmas gifts!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Lisa Brzozowski and Alisha Ackerman

Fee: $12.00

Extra Supplies:  Good Regular Sized Scissors and Elmer’s Glue

Homework: Periodically – ½ Hour some weeks

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/9

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

English Comp Prep (7-8):

This is a class designed to prepare the student to enter the High School English Composition classes at Hope Co-op taught by Beth Saadati.  We will be using Easy Grammar Plus to review the eight parts of speech, Dress Ups, Decorations and Delightful Diversions by IEW for fun review, and Geography Based Writing Lessons by IEW as the primary student textbook.  I am excited about the curriculum. The games, activities and writing assignments make learning how to write engaging and fun.  Although I hope to have a lot of fun in this class there will be homework every week, so make sure you and your child are willing to put in the time to do well in this class. The homework will help the student practice the skills taught in class with an emphasis on learning how to use the check sheet to make sure they are finishing the assignment correctly and getting the score they want. This class will cover enough material to take care of the Composition part of Language Arts, but will not be enough Grammar for the year, since we will just be reviewing the eight parts of speech. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Barbara Touchton 

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder 

Homework: Moderate, 3-4 Hours per Week          

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

General Science (8:30 Start) (Closed) (7-8):

This class will meet 1st period and will begin at 8:30 promptly. 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 on printed sheets I give them and check their own answers at the back of the module. 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. Following this, we complete the module summary together and I tell them which items from the paperwork to highlight for study purposes. They are told what to study for the test, and this is the time for them to develop their own study skills style.

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.

Hour: 1 (8:30 Start)

Teacher: Julie Smith

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: Apologia Exploring Creation with General Science (2nd Edition) textbook for students and solutions and tests manual for parents plus companion CD    audio CD recommended for highly auditory learners , knowledgeboxcentral.com interactive lapbook ($15) for students desiring to type module worksheets rather than hand write them (http://www.knowledgeboxcentral.com/apologia-exploring-creation-w-general-science-2nd-ed-interactive-lapbook-journal-1330.html)        

2 ½ inch 3-ring binder, pencil, highlighter

Homework: Moderate, 2-3 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/30

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Guitar (7-8):

The goal of guitar lessons in this class is to familiarize students with the parts of the guitar and basic chords, strum patterns, fingering, and scales.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Christine Ingram

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Guitar if you have one

Homework: Yes, 15-30 minutes per week to practice

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 6/18

 

Gymnastics (7-8):

This will be a basic tumbling class. We will cover the beginning foundations up to back hand spring (once stable and equipped). We will also spend time working on core control and balance. This is a beginner’s class.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Tab Lewis

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies:  Loose clothing and bare feet

Homework: Yes, 10-15 minutes per week

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

HS Engineering (7-8):

This is a continuation of 1st semester’s high school engineering. Students will work on new projects and learn about the field of engineering in hands-on class. Our text is Engineering the Future: Scienc, Technology & Design Process. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Yes, 4 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

HS Rocketry (Repeat with a bit of tweaking) (7-8):

We will study rocket safety, history, design and science. We will build several rockets as a class and have challenges for the students to participate in.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Dan Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies:  Spiral Notebook

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/30

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: No

 

IEW A: All Things Fun and Fascinating (Closed) (7-8):

IEW ATFF works to help children get excited about writing and improve their ability to put thought to paper.  The curriculum uses Key Word Outlines and gradually builds their writing using dress-ups.  Parent involvement is necessary.  Children will receive a letter grade or a pass/fail grade.  (Child and parent preference)  Grades will be based on turning in homework, turning in homework on time, and class participation.                

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Christine Ingram

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: IEW All Things Fun and Fascinating Textbook

Homework: Moderate, Weekly Paper – Approx. 30 minutes to 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/18

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

IEW B (7-8):

Within this class, the students will lay down a solidly firm foundation in writing skills.          While doing this course, the students will learn to outline, incorporate dress-ups into their papers, write story summaries, use sentence openers, create paragraph structure, do creative writing,  practice public speech by reading papers aloud, and aid each other by 2 days of peer editing one another’s papers. Concluding the class in the Spring, there will be a simple final exam to demonstrate readiness for IEW Level C.

Hour: 3           

Teacher: Bethany Hoffmeister

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: SWI Level B Notebook & Packet (Currently $19.00 at IEW), Wide-Ruled Lined Paper, Sheet Protectors, 3/5 Cards, Red, Blue and Black pens, and a Thesaurus and Dictionary.    

Homework: Moderate, ½-1 Hour per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/25

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Kingdom Hope (7-8):

“Pilgrim’s Progress for the Xbox generation” – This book is the second in the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black. An allegory of the whole Bible told in a medieval format of noble knights and sword fights, quests and dragons, betrayal and final victory by the true Prince over the Dark knight! Most reading will be assigned for homework so that we can have class discussions and hands on activity time at coop.  This class does require homework - reading and a few fun home assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes twice a week you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester. This series comes highly recommended by Mrs Lopez at Life Long Learning (Children’s Books).  

Hour: 2

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00 (this includes the book)

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must!

Homework: Light, 1-1.5 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Lies Young Women Believe (7-8):

In this study we will examine 25 lies young women believe and see how those lies fail to measure up to God’s Word. This is an excellent study but some sensitive topics are covered such as sex and relationships and self- image. These topics are discussed honestly through a biblical perspective. Parents considering this course for their girls are welcome to contact me to preview the text.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $15.00 for book

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, about 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

Math/Science Tutoring (7-8):

This class is to provide assistance for students studying math &/or science. Students MUST bring their own texts to class. (This class is not a general study hall. Students should be prepared to work on their math &/or science during the class period even if they do not have specific questions).

Hour: 1

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Basic Class Kit, Textbook from home

Homework: This is a supplement to regular weekly work.

Presenting Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/6

 

 

 

MS Art (7-8):

This class covers the basics of art, such as lines, perspective, proportion, shading, creating depth, etc…  Though the concepts covered will be the same, we will be doing different projects each time.  Second semester is more of an application of the things we learn first semester. 

Hour: 4

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Fee: $20.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Minimal, 1 hour or less per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Money and Finance (Repeat) (7th):

We will be using the book “The Secret of Handling Money God’s Way”, which is a 12-week curriculum that is designed for children ages 8-12, and includes Scripture memorization, in-depth questions, and activities to apply what each chapter has taught.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Light, 1 Hour per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: No

 

Performing Arts (Closed) (7-8):

We will continue preparing for our big production of “A Comedy of Errors” in the spring.

Hour: 4 (2 Hour Class)

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: $12.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, line memorization

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 15/25

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

 

 

 

Piano II (7-8):

Piano 2 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.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00          

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Yes, 40 minutes of practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Royal Rangers (7-8):

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 3-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-2. (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.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer

Fee: $5.00 

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Service Hour (7-8):

This class will serve two purposes: First it is designed to teach the students teamwork as they serve others around them, and secondly it will help get our building back into pre-co-op shape each week.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Fee: No

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Extra Night: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Sewing Machine Fun – 1st Hour (Closed) (7-8):

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.     

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.                            

Hour: 1

Teacher: Wendy Powell

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Sewing Machine Fun – 3rd Hour (7-8):

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.     

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.                            

Hour: 3

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

New Students Accepted: Yes, with teacher approval

New Material Covered: Yes

 

 

 

 

 

Speech (8:30 Start) (7-8):

Each student will be required to give oral presentations or speeches on various topics. The students are expected to do any necessary preparation, research or memorization outside of class. This means that they will be expected to come prepared each week to participate as a presenter or as an active listener.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, 1-2 Hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

Study Hall (7-8):

This class is offered to all Middle and High School students each hour. It is designed to give the students time to study quietly and work not completed at home. Please make sure your student brings work to keep busy each week. All students who do not have homework will be sent to the front desk to be given jobs to do; this is NOT a socialization hour. All students who do jobs instead of study will have a note put in the parent’s mailbox indicating so. 

Hour: 1, 2, 3, & 4

Teacher: Differs from hour to hour

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  At least 1 hour of seat work

Homework: None

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/15

 

Trash to Treasure Home Decor (7-8):

We will learn how to make our homes a haven for our families through inexpensive ways.  We will learn practical ways of turning old/outdated furniture into something beautiful and functional for our homes.  Just as love covers a multitude of sin, paint can cover a “multitude of ugliness” in home décor. J

Hour: 3

Teacher: Sue Layton

Fee: $10.00 for Paint Brushes/Tools

Extra Supplies: Apron or large Old T-Shirt   

Homework: Minimal, 30 Minutes per Week

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Violin (7-8):

We will be using All for Strings book 1 again this year. Students will progress as a class and individually. Each student will perform at least one song as a solo and one song with the class.  Students will be required to take and pass the theory test before or on the first day of class to be able to continue.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: “All for Strings” Book 1 (has to be ordered from the store)

Homework: Light, 20 Minutes Per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 2/7

New Students Accepted: Yes, with teacher approval

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Volleyball (7-8):

Only those serious about learning/playing the game need sign up!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Connie Bernabei

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Volleyball and Knee Pads, these are fairly inexpensive at Academy Sports.

Homework: No, but practice is recommended

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/40

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Worship Team (8:30 Start Time) (7-8):

The students in this class will learn to use the talents that God has given them to help lead others in worship. They will have an early start time of 8:30 so they can practice songs, discuss what true worship is and plan before leading our group in worship during our worship and announcement time together.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Instruments

Homework: Practice and Research

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Yearbook (Closed) (7-8):

We will be learning how to create, layout, and edit the HOPE yearbook.  Students will also learn marketing skills in selling ads for the yearbook and the basic elements of good photography. They will be learning team building skills, as they work together to complete the yearbook.  The book is primarily student produced.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: They must have working laptop that can be brought weekly to class (Tablets, such as iPads, will not work.)     Also, this is a two semester commitment.  Students need to be able to commit to both semesters, because of the nature of the class. 

Homework: Yes, Whatever it take the student to finish their pages.

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Zoology - Land Animals (7-8):

We will be using the Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th day text and journal for this class. We will cover the first part of the text this semester and plan to continue with the course next semester. This class does require homework - reading and journal assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes a day you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester.   We will also be planning a class field trip.

Hour: 1 & 3

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  Each family is REQUIRED to have a copy of Apologia Zoology Book 3: Creatures of the 6th Day: Land Animals AND each STUDENT is required to have either the Regular OR Junior Apologia Journal. Basic Back pack supplies – pencils, markers, scissors and glue are a MUST!

Homework: Moderate, Approx. 3 Hours per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

9th-12th Grades:

BASIC CLASS KIT:

Paper,

3 Sharpened Pencils,

Pencil Sharpener,

Pen

Notebook or Binder to carry work in, and

Backpack

 

Algebra I (Closed) (9-12):

This is an introduction to high school algebra. Students should know their basic math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division). Much of the class is self-guided due to the limited nature of our co-op schedule. The textbook used is Prentice – Hall UCSMP Algebra 2nd edition. The 2nd semester of this class is a continuation of the first.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Basic Class Kit, and Provided Textbook.

Homework: Heavy, 5+ Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes

 

American History (9-12):

We will study of United States founding to present day with a special emphasis on the Colonial Period, Revolution, Westward Expansion, Civil War, World Wars, and America's emergence as a super power.

Special emphasis will be given to America's exceptionalism and the development of her unique political and economic systems.  Students will be required to complete quizzes, tests, and written assignments.  Upon completion of each semester the student must pass a 100 question exam based on the US citizenship exam.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jonathan Bastoni

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: None

Homework:  Yes, 5 Hour per Week

Presenting/Displaying:  No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes, must complete both semesters

Audited: No

 

American Sign Language II (9-12):

Why learn Sign Language? You don’t have to travel outside your home town to use it! Deaf Americans have fewer missionaries than most foreign countries. You also don’t have to be deaf to use it. Learn body language and facial expression to “read” someone. And face it, it’s just really cool to know!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Hope Singh

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Any basic Course in Sign Language Book

Homework: Light, 1-2 hours per week

Extra Night: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes

 

Beginning Piano (9-12):

In this class we begin to learn about the piano and begin with numbering our fingers. We progress to reading notes on a staff. If the student shows good progress we may begin to play chords. Each student will perform 2 pieces for the Afternoon Assembly.         

Hour: 1

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

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

Homework: Minimal, 20 Minutes Per Day, 5 Days a Week, as well as Theory Work.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: ¼

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Bible Quiz (9-12):

Need help motivating your kids to learn the Bible?  How about a game setup where they compete against each other for prizes and fun? Bible Quizzing is a ministry designed to put the Word of God in the hearts of young people.  It helps them mature in intellect, attitude, emotions and most of all, helps them grow spiritually! Can’t beat that!

Hour: 3

Teacher: Gail Chassevent

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Team Shirts (they will be provided)

Homework: Yes, 2.5 Hours per Week (practice) – Those wanting to compete will need to plan to attend Bible Quiz Meets 5 Saturdays between September and April

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Biology (8:30 Start) (Closed) (9-12):

This course is designed to be the student’s first high school science course and is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Heavily emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, evolution, dissection and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation.

Hour: 1 (8:30 Start)

Teacher: Becky Herzog

Fee: $25.00

Extra Supplies:  Apologia Biology 2nd edition textbook and test solutions

Homework: Moderate, 5 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/16           

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

Book Discussion: The Pirate and the Belle (9-12):

When the pirates came for the girl, they snatched the wrong on, so any protests made by the young woman were ignored. Not until the following morning whenthe pirate ship had long sailed from Charles Town, did the pirates discover their error. Now it became a matter of what to do with the girl, and it did not help the young woman’s predicament that she’d been screaming all night to be returned to her family in Charles Town. Blackbeard was not known to be a patient man.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Alberta Rector

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Purchase book via Amazon

Homework: None

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

Accredited: Yes, Teacher will provide questions for those wanting a credit

Audited: Yes

 

Bracelets (9-12):

We will create 4-6 bracelets. Types being considered: Shamballa bracelet, Kumihimo bracelet, beaded bracelet, Leather and chain.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Fee: $40.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: None

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

 

 

Chemistry (9-12):

Exploring Creation with Chemistry is designed to be a first-year high school [homeschool] chemistry course. It gives the student a rigorous foundation in chemistry, in order to prepare him or her for a college-level course. The course covers the following topics: significant figures, units, classification, mole concept, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, acids

and bases, redox reactions, solutions, atomic structure, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, gas laws, and equilibrium. Students will have to buy a copy of Apologia Chemistry 2nd Edition. Students must have successfully completed Algebra I before taking this course. The CD-ROM version is the preferred edition because it is cheaper and it includes videos. All students will take tests online.

Teacher: Susan Goebel

Fee: $60.00

Extra Supplies:  Apologia Chemistry 2nd Edition, CD-ROM is preferred  

Homework: Heavy, 5+ Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes, with teacher’s approval

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

Chorale (9-12):

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

Hour: 3

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies: ½ inch, Black 3 ring binder 

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 15/25         

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes, If the student does in extra work

Audited: No

 

Communications II (9-12):

Effective speaking so there will be more speeches this time. We will use a little profiling, utilizing some human psychology and we will be analyzing various media outlets throughout the semester to make it fun.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: No   

Homework: Yes, 3-5 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: Maybe

Class Min./Max.: 7/30           

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

Creative Chemistry (9th) (Closed):

This class will be a FUN, HANDS-ON science class with most of what we cover coming from the New Apologia Elem Chemistry and Physics text! We will not be cover the actual text but will be using some of the experiments and projects. If you are using Apologia Chemistry at home I will supply you with a guide of what experiments/projects we will be using in class.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – Pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must! May need items brought in throughout the semester – most are simple household items (plastic bottles, etc.).   

Homework: Optional, depending on how much the parents want to put into it.

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

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

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.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Gwen Gagne

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

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes

 

English Comp IV (9-12):

In English Comp IV, student writers will continue to perfect all of the structural and stylistic techniques mastered in English Comp I and II, while learning and practicing use of the active voice and development of a writer's voice.  Following the writing process, students will employ higher-order thinking skills and "notes from the brain" to powerfully and eloquently compose four specific essays (humorous commentary, definition, persuasive, and personal [college application]) plus two creative author imitations.

Teacher: Beth Saadati

Fee: None

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

Homework: Heavy, 6 hours per week.

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/20

Prerequisite: Successful completion of English Comp III

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

English Comp Prep (9-12):

This is a class designed to prepare the student to enter the High School English Composition classes at Hope Co-op taught by Beth Saadati.  We will be using Easy Grammar Plus to review the eight parts of speech, Dress Ups, Decorations and Delightful Diversions by IEW for fun review, and Geography Based Writing Lessons by IEW as the primary student textbook.  I am excited about the curriculum. The games, activities and writing assignments make learning how to write engaging and fun.  Although I hope to have a lot of fun in this class there will be homework every week, so make sure you and your child are willing to put in the time to do well in this class. The homework will help the student practice the skills taught in class with an emphasis on learning how to use the check sheet to make sure they are finishing the assignment correctly and getting the score they want. This class will cover enough material to take care of the Composition part of Language Arts, but will not be enough Grammar for the year, since we will just be reviewing the eight parts of speech. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Barbara Touchton 

Fee: $5.00

Extra Supplies: 3 Ring Binder 

Homework: Moderate, 3-4 Hours per Week         

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

Guitar (9-12):

The goal of guitar lessons in this class is to familiarize students with the parts of the guitar and basic chords, strum patterns, fingering, and scales.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Christine Ingram

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: Guitar if you have one

Homework: Yes, 15-30 minutes per week to practice

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 6/18

 

HS Art (9-12):

Hour: 4 (2 Hour Class)

Teacher: Susan Goebel

Fee: $40.00

Extra Supplies:  None 

Homework: Yes, 5 hours per week, if you want the .5 credit

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/10

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes, If you do the extra assignments

Audited: No

 

HS Engineering (9-12):

This is a continuation of 1st semester’s high school engineering. Students will work on new projects and learn about the field of engineering in hands-on class. Our text is Engineering the Future: Scienc, Technology & Design Process. 

Hour: 2

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Yes, 4 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

HS Rocketry (Repeat with a bit of tweaking) (9-12):

We will study rocket safety, history, design and science. We will build several rockets as a class and have challenges for the students to participate in.

Hour: 1

Teacher: Dan Gilbert

Fee: $15.00

Extra Supplies:  Spiral Notebook

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/30

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: No

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

Inter-Personal Skills for Real Life (9-12):

Journey with us and see how your unique perspective on life is valuable and influences every interaction you have with others. Do you want to be better prepared to make friends? Meet strangers? Be a good employee? Deal with conflict? Live out the Gospel?  Value others? Understand someone different from you? We will explore all these and more. The class won’t be complete without you!

Hour: 3

Teacher: Joanna Stanley

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Yes, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

Accredited: Yes

Audited: Yes

 

Kingdom Hope (10th):

“Pilgrim’s Progress for the Xbox generation��� – This book is the second in the Kingdom Series by Chuck Black. An allegory of the whole Bible told in a medieval format of noble knights and sword fights, quests and dragons, betrayal and final victory by the true Prince over the Dark knight! Most reading will be assigned for homework so that we can have class discussions and hands on activity time at coop.  This class does require homework - reading and a few fun home assignments. If you plan for 30-45 minutes twice a week you should be able to complete the assignments with no pressure. We will also be completing a class project for Evening of Enrichment. This may require some extra work at home, near the end of the semester. This series comes highly recommended by Mrs Lopez at Life Long Learning (Children’s Books).  

Hour: 2

Teacher: Trish Landrum

Fee: $10.00 (this includes the book

Extra Supplies: Basic Back Pack Supplies – pencils, marker, scissors and glue are a must!

Homework: Light, 1-1.5 Hours per Week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: No

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

Lies Young Women Believe (9-12):

In this study we will examine 25 lies young women believe and see how those lies fail to measure up to God’s Word. This is an excellent study but some sensitive topics are covered such as sex and relationships and self- image. These topics are discussed honestly through a biblical perspective. Parents considering this course for their girls are welcome to contact me to preview the text.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $15.00 for book

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, about 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

 

Math/Science Tutoring (9-12):

This class is to provide assistance for students studying math &/or science. Students MUST bring their own texts to class. (This class is not a general study hall. Students should be prepared to work on their math &/or science during the class period even if they do not have specific questions).

Hour: 1

Teacher: Jo Gowing

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Basic Class Kit, Textbook from home

Homework: This is a supplement to regular weekly work.

Presenting Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/6

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Performing Arts (Closed) (9-12):

We will continue preparing for our big production of “A Comedy of Errors” in the spring.

Hour: 4 (2 Hour Class)

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: $12.00

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Yes, line memorization

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 15/25

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: No

Accredited: Yes

Audited: No

 

Piano II (9-12):

Piano 2 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.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Emilie Gilbert

Fee: $7.00          

Extra Supplies:  None

Homework: Yes, 40 minutes of practice each week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 2/4

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: No

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Royal Rangers (9-12):

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 3-12 grade young men. As soon as God provides leadership we want to start K5-2. (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.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Jim Grubb/Carl Kilmer

Fee: $5.00 

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: Very little

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/20

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Service Hour (9-12):

This class will serve two purposes: First it is designed to teach the students teamwork as they serve others around them, and secondly it will help get our building back into pre-co-op shape.

Hour: 4

Teacher: Melissa Paul

Fee: No

Extra Supplies: None

Homework: No

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/10

Accredited: No, but can count as service hours on your transcript

Audited: No

 

Sewing Machine Fun – 1st Hour (Closed) (9-12):

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.     

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.                            

Hour: 1

Teacher: Wendy Powell

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Sewing Machine Fun – 3rd Hour (9-12):

In Sewing machine fun we will work with each student on their level.  We will learn or review the following with each student:  sewing machine parts, sewing safety, how to take care of our machine.  We will practice sewing on paper and then move to other projects.  We will be working on projects like the following:  paper banner, cards, bookmarks, coasters, napkins, pillow, and bags.     

The goal of the class is for the students to know how to use their machine so they can continue to make projects at home.  Practicing for 15 minutes 3 times per week will be required.                            

Hour: 3

Teacher: Christine Johnson

Fee: $10.00

Extra Supplies:  1 inch 3 ring binder, sewing machine, sewing basket (seam ripper, needles, thread, fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, ruler, tape measure etc.) purchase of fabric for projects will be required. 

Homework: Light, 1 hour per week

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 4/8

New Students Accepted: Yes, with teacher’s permission

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Study Hall (9-12):

This class is offered to all Middle and High School students each hour. It is designed to give the students time to study quietly and work not completed at home. Please make sure your student brings work to keep busy each week. All students who do not have homework will be sent to the front desk to be given jobs to do; this is NOT a socialization hour. All students who do jobs instead of study will have a note put in the parent’s mailbox indicating so. 

Hour: 1, 2, & 3

Teacher: Differs from hour to hour

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  At least 1 hour of seat work

Homework: None

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 1/15

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Trash to Treasure Home Decor (9-12):

We will learn how to make our homes a haven for our families through inexpensive ways.  We will learn practical ways of turning old/outdated furniture into something beautiful and functional for our homes.  Just as love covers a multitude of sin, paint can cover a “multitude of ugliness” in home décor. J

Hour: 3

Teacher: Sue Layton

Fee: $10.00 for Paint Brushes/Tools

Extra Supplies: Apron or large Old T-Shirt   

Homework: Minimal, 30 Minutes per Week

Presenting/Displaying: Possibly

Class Min./Max.: 7/12

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Volleyball (9-12):

Only those serious about learning/playing the game need sign up!

Hour: 4

Teacher: Connie Bernabei

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Volleyball and Knee Pads, these are fairly inexpensive at Academy Sports.

Homework: No, but practice is recommended

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 10/40

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

 

Violin (9-12):

We will be using All for Strings book 1 again this year. Students will progress as a class and individually. Each student will perform at least one song as a solo and one song with the class.  Students will be required to take and pass the theory test before or on the first day of class to be able to continue.

Hour: 2

Teacher: Joy Anderson

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: “All for Strings” Book 1 (has to be ordered from the store)

Homework: Light, 20 Minutes Per Day

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 2/7

New Students Accepted: Yes, with teacher’s approval

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Worship Team (8:30 Start) (9-12):

The students in this class will learn to use the talents that God has given them to help lead others in worship. They will have an early start time of 8:30 so they can practice songs, discuss what true worship is and plan before leading our group in worship during our worship and announcement time together.

Hour: 1 (8:30 Start Time)

Teacher: Jill Boone

Fee: None

Extra Supplies:  Instruments

Homework: Practice and Research

Presenting/Displaying: Yes

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: Yes

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: No

Audited: No

 

Yearbook (Closed) (9-12):

We will be learning how to create, layout, and edit the HOPE yearbook.  Students will also learn marketing skills in selling ads for the yearbook and the basic elements of good photography. They will be learning team building skills, as they work together to complete the yearbook.  The book is primarily student produced.

Hour: 3

Teacher: Carolyn Weaver

Fee: None

Extra Supplies: They must have working laptop that can be brought weekly to class (Tablets, such as iPads, will not work.)     Also, this is a two semester commitment.  Students need to be able to commit to both semesters, because of the nature of the class. 

Homework: Yes, Whatever it take the student to finish their pages.

Presenting/Displaying: No

Class Min./Max.: 7/15

New Students Accepted: No

New Material Covered: Yes

Accredited: Yes 

Audited: No