2018 Fall Semester - Group Descriptions

 

Below you will find a brief overview of the groups for the upcoming fall semester.  You will also find a link to download a PDF of the listed classes.  Registration will be opening soon. Download a copy of the classes here: 2018 Fall Descriptions (pdf)

 

1st Hour & 2nd Hour Class

“Teaching from Rest: A Homeschoolers Guide to Unshakable Peace”

When we all decided to homeschool we did so out of great love for our children and a desire to give them an excellent education. Yet we often find ourselves full of stress, worry, and anxiety. We will discuss practical ways to relieve ourselves of this worry by seeking to encounter Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in our homeschools as we read Sarah MacKenzie’s book.

Please purchase “Teaching from Rest: A Homeschoolers Guide to Unshakable Peace” by Sarah MacKenzie” prior to class. It may be purchased from Amazon, www.amazon.com/teaching-rest-homeschoolers-guide.

  • Leader(s): Jacki Lewis
  • Cost: $0
  • Maximum participants: 16
  • Materials to bring: Participants should bring the provided book and a Bible
  • Homework: 1 to 1.5 hours per week

 

1st Hour Class

Artsploration: Diving Into Theatre (K - 12 grades)

Through a series of exercises, techniques, and monologues; along with actual script reading and music, your child will gain a basic foundation in theatre arts. Our end goal will be to perform, “The Christmas Carol War,” a Christian musical.

  • Leader(s): Tara Hazelrigg, Jan Basden
  • Cost: $15
  • Maximum participants: 18
  • Materials to bring: You may need to supply your child with a costume for the play to be performed on Family Night
  • Homework: Will consist of practicing technique and memorizing our script. 1 to 1 ½ hours per week

 

A Journey through Missions (Early Elementary & Elementary)

Grab your passports and travel with us as we visit faraway lands by reading stories of missionaries, doing crafts, and sampling native food of the country being studied. We will also learn a continent song!

  • Leader(s): Suzanne Coleman
  • Cost: $10
  • Maximum participants: 8
  • Materials to bring: Please bring a small picture for your passport (it can be on regular paper). If you don’t have one, we can take a picture of your child and print it
  • Homework: None

 

Israel Past and Present (MS/HS)

Compare the similarities and differences of Israel today and in biblical times as we retrace the steps of our ancestors from the bible. We will visit some of Israel’s and the surrounding region’s historical monuments and cities and compare them to present day. This is a geography and history class.

  • Leader(s): Carl Richardson
  • Cost: $10
  • Maximum participants: 16
  • Materials to bring: Participants should bring a pencil and spiral notebook.
  • Homework: Every third week the students will be asked to do a Current Events assignment which will consist of finding an article, summarizing it, and presenting it to the class. Participants should expect 1 hour of homework per week and may need access to a computer and the Internet to complete assignments

 

2nd Hour Class

Magic School Bus Chemistry (Early Elementary)

Calling all Young Scientists to join Ms. Jan and Ms. Frizzle as the Magic School Bus becomes a chemistry lab. We will explore the basics of chemistry through Magic School Bus books, video episodes, fun hands-on experiments, activity pages, and coloring sheets! All while learning about scientific tools, measurements, and much more. Get ready to take chances, get messy, and go on a Magic School Bus adventure!

  • Leader(s): Jan Basden
  • Cost: $16
  • Maximum participants: 8
  • Materials to bring: Participants should bring an old t-shirt or smock. Please label it with your student's name as it will stay at the co-op until the end of the semester
  • Homework: None

 

“Fix It! Grammar: The Nose Tree” (Grades 3 - 12)

Students will apply new grammar knowledge and practice their editing skills with the Fix it! series from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). Fix It: Grammar, The Nose Tree is the first set of books in the series.

We ask parents to purchase the following materials for class:

  1. “Fix It! Grammar: The Nose Tree” Student Book, 3rd Edition, for each child
  2. 4 Section Spiral Notebook for each child
  3. You may want to buy your student a calendar or planner to record homework assignments (optional)
  • Leader(s): Rhea Wiggs
  • Cost: $3
  • Maximum participants: 16
  • Materials to bring: Students should bring their workbook, notebook, planner (optional), and pencil
  • Homework: Students will work on vocabulary and copy corrected full passages into their notebook, and may be asked to correct and mark sentences as homework. Approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours per week