2015 SESSION TWO (OCT-DEC) COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

2015-2016 SESSION II COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ALL AGES

PARENT TIME/PLAY GROUP (For any children not in class)

COMMON ROOM AREA

The Parent Time/Playgroup is a time and a space for homeschool parents to network, be mentored and mentor others. Your children are your responsibility. It will be beneficial for the parents to work together to take turns occupying children so that parents might bond, relax and grow together on this journey. Various toys and activities are provided for children who are not in class. Please remember that all children not in class are their caregiver’s responsibility.

KARATE (Ages 6-18)

LARGE UPSTAIRS ROOM

Meets 12:30-1:30 and/or 1:30-2:30

INSTRUCTOR: Vicky Craine

Supplies: Please wear comfortable PE type clothing or Karate Uniforms if you choose.

FEE: SECOND SESSION (5 class meetings) If only one child: $25. If two children: $40. If three children: $55.  This class will NOT meet on OCTOBER 26th.

(Cash or check separate from coop fees–please make check payable to Vicky Craine)

Students will study the basics of Karate while learning good character traits and exercising their bodies. Students who hold current belts in other disciplines may wear their uniforms and belts. Students with belts from other disciplines will be expected to review and perform to that belt level in Ms. Craine’s form in order to begin studying for advancement in that form. Depending on the student’s level of interest uniforms and testing for rank advancement will be available for an additional fee.

NURSERY (0-3)

Meets 9–12 and 12:30-2:30 IN THE TINY UPTAIRS ROOMS and/or THE COMMON ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

No prerequisite required

Please provide snacks, bottles, diapers and wipes as necessary.

ASSISTANTS NEEDED

FREE

We need lead volunteers for this time of bonding and play with our very young children. Other parents who are lead-volunteering are encouraged to leave their little ones in the nursery during their teaching times. Caregivers should accompany all other nursery-aged children. 

LITTLE LEARNERS (Ages 3-5)                

LITTLE LEARNERS ADVENTURES (Ages 3-5)

Meets 9:30-11:15 IN THE LARGE UPSTAIRS ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEERS Deb Carle and Kitrina Brian

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

ASSISTANTS: CAREGIVER PARTICIPATION REQUIRED UNLESS OTHERWISE ENGAGED.

FEE: $10 (for supplies and snacks)

Join us for Story Time with theme-related activities. One hour and 45 minutes of learning time including snack, calendar time, songs, reading and crafts.

LITTLE NINJAS (Ages 3-5)

Meets 11:15-12:00 IN THE LARGE UPSTAIRS ROOM

INSTRUCTOR: Vicky Craine

ASSISTANT: Wyatt Allen

Supplies: Please wear comfortable PE type clothing or Karate Uniforms if you choose.

FEE: SECOND SESSION (5 class meetings) If only one child: $25. If two children: $40. If three children: $55.

(Cash or check separate from coop fees–please make check payable to Vicky Craine)

Students will study the basics of Karate while learning good character traits and exercising their bodies.

LOWER ELEMENTARY (Ages 6-8)

READERS’ THEATER: PRICKED PINKIES (6-8)

Meets: 9-10 IN THE GYM

LEAD VOLUNTEER: Danica Allen

No prerequisite required

Students and parents may be asked to contribute items for set building and costumes

9 READING PARTS 3-5 CREW MEMBERS

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FEE: $1 for copies of scripts

Students will learn about the basics of theater while practicing their reading skills. Students will be required to participate in reading aloud, as well as creating sets and costumes. The class will put on a final performance on December 11th.

COOKING SCIENCE (Ages 6-8)

Meets 10-11 IN THE KITCHEN

LEAD VOLUNTEER Brianna Smith

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

Class Limit 8

PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN THE CLASS BEFORE

ASSISTANT: Tiffany Lehman

FEE: $8

Why does Popcorn pop? What happens to food during heating? Join us for fun and delicious kitchen science experiments.

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL FITNESS (Ages 6-8)

Meets 10:30-11 IN THE GYM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Sarah Whiting

No prerequisite required

Students should come prepared to get sweaty! Please wear appropriate shoes.

Class Limit 10

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FREE

Students will learn the basics of keeping physically fit while playing in groups.

READERS’ THEATER: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DORKS (6-8)

Meets: 11-12 IN THE GYM

LEAD VOLUNTEER: Danica Allen

No prerequisite required

Students and parents may be asked to contribute items for set building and costumes

13 READING PARTS 3-5 CREW MEMBERS

ASSISTANT: Angela Sweeny

FEE: $1 for copies of scripts

Students will learn about the basics of theater while practicing their reading skills. Students will be required to participate in reading aloud, as well as creating sets and costumes. The class will put on a final performance on December 11th.

ART IN NATURE (Ages 6-8)

Meets 11-11:30 IN THE LOUNGE

LEAD VOLUNTEER Candace Dashiell

No prerequisite required

Supplies: One-inch binder, pencils, set of 12 colored pencils, erasers, drawing paper.

Class limit 10

ASSISTANTS: 2 NEEDED

FEE: $4 for supplies provided by teacher

Students will utilize their environment to create beautiful works of art inspired by nature’s beauty.

LEGO CHALLENGES (Ages 6-8)

Meets 12:30-1:30 IN THE UPSTAIRS ART ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Danica Allen

No prerequisite required

Students may bring their own Lego kits, however we cannot promise they will not get mixed up with the LITWHA Legos. Students will bear the responsibility of getting their own Legos home.

Class Limit 10

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FEE: $3

Students will be challenged to build certain creations (complexity will increase as the class goes on). They will also be able to free build in order to attempt to solve various problems. 

THE ART OF SCIENCE (Ages 6-8)

Meets 1:30-2:30 IN THE KITCHEN

LEAD VOLUNTEER Amanda Prim

No prerequisite required

Students should come prepared to get messy! A paint shirt or apron would be a good idea.

Class Limit 10

ASSISTANTS: 2 NEEDED

FEE: $7

Join us for “The Art of Science” where imagination abounds as art and science combine in a delightfully messy way. We’ll be exploring color, making fun fizzing eruptions, engineering structures with toothpicks and marshmallows, making play dough and bouncy balls, creating a life-sized human body, and more! Please notify the teacher of any allergies as many common household goods and foods will be used.

K’NEX FORCES, ENERGY AND MOTION (Ages 6-8)

Meets 1:30-2:30 IN THE GYM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Shayla Mack

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

Class Limit 8

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FEE $3

As learners in this class engage in these activities, they will be learning, practicing, and experiencing the practical application of physics. Learners will be expected to generate and analyze data. This is *not* an in-depth physics class. Participants will be learning concepts and in some instances trying to improve upon created vehicles.

UPPER ELEMENTARY (Ages 9-11)

MYTHOLOGY (Ages 9-11)

Meets 9-10 IN THE LOUNGE

LEAD VOLUNTEER Bethany Wenger

Prerequisite: Upper Elementary reading and writing skills

Supplies: Pen, Pencil, Colored Pencils, and Composition Book

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FEE: $1

Learners will investigate the purposes, elements, and characteristics of mythology. This session will focus on Greek Mythology.

MUSIC APPRECIATION: Important Composers (Ages 9-11)

Meets 9:30-10 IN THE KITCHEN

LEAD VOLUNTEER Misty Wyatt

Supplies: Binder and pencil or pen

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FEE: $3

Learners will create notebook journals containing biographical information about important composers. They will hear samples of each composer’s work, and create something artistic to compliment what they learn.

ARTS AND CRAFTS: STRING ART PROJECTS (Ages 10+)

Meets 10:00-11:00 IN THE UPSTAIRS ART ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Becky McElhaney

Artists should have some basic knowledge of artistic supplies and applications

Please bring a hammer with your name on it. If the artist wishes to bring their own thread (certain colors) they may choose to.

Class Limit 10

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

FEE: $10

Artists will complete three string art projects. All supplies are provided. If they finish early, they may pay an additional $3.50 for additional project supplies.

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL FITNESS (Ages 9-11)

Meets 10:00-10:30 IN THE GYM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Sarah Whiting

No prerequisite required

Athletes should come prepared to get sweaty! Please wear appropriate shoes.

Class Limit 10

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FREE

Students will learn the basics of keeping physically fit while playing in groups.

ART IN NATURE (Ages 9-11)

Meets 11:30-12 IN THE LOUNGE

LEAD VOLUNTEER Candace Dashiell

No prerequisite required

Supplies: One-inch binder, pencils, set of 12 colored pencils, erasers, drawing paper.

Class limit 10

ASSISTANTS: 2 NEEDED

FEE: $4 for supplies provided by teacher

Learners will utilize their environment to create beautiful works of art inspired by nature’s beauty. 

PUBLIC SPEAKING (Ages 9-11)

Meets 11-11:30 in the KITCHEN

LEAD VOLUNTEER Tiffany Lehman

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

Class Limit 10

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FREE

This class provides learners with opportunities to articulate themselves in front of an audience, to listen and offer feedback to others, and to prepare speeches on a variety of topics (a “how to” speech; debate both sides of a topic). Please note: homework will be assigned.

SCIENCE: FUN WITH PHYSICS (Ages 9-11)

Meets 12:30-1:30 IN THE KITCHEN

LEAD VOLUNTEERS Brianna Smith and Kimberly Cullen

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

Class Limit 10

FEE $7

Scientists will explore their world through fun physics experiments.

K’NEX FORCES, ENERGY AND MOTION (Ages 9-11)

Meets 12:30-1:30 IN THE GYM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Shayla Mack

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

Class Limit 8 PRIORITY FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT TAKEN THE CLASS BEFORE

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FEE $3

As learners in this class engage in these activities, they will be learning, practicing, and experiencing the practical application of physics. Learners will be expected to generate and analyze data. This is *not* an in-depth physics class. Participants will be learning concepts and in some instances trying to improve upon created vehicles.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA (Ages 9-11)

Meets 1:30-2:30 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Christina Marchbank

No prerequisite required

Students may be asked to supply props/costumes

ASSISTANTS: 2 NEEDED

FREE

In this course, actors will learn basic drama techniques, vocabulary, and staging through games, skits and lecture. No previous experience required, but a willingness to look silly, be placed in awkward situations and be laughed at is essential. 

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Ages 12+)

CONVERSATIONS IN SPANISH (Age 11+)

Meets 9-10 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Jennifer John

Supplies: the student’s Spanish book
FREE

This class will provide a guided/structured period where Introductory Spanish speakers can practice the Spanish Language with fellow speakers. This is NOT a comprehensive Spanish teaching class. Learners must be studying Introductory Spanish as a part of their current daily curriculum to participate.

CLASSIC LITERATURE AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (Age 12+)

Meets 10-11 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Beckie Johnson

Supplies Needed: Spiral bound notebook and writing utensils, index cards, copy of the novel

Class Limit 10
ASSISTANT: Angela Sweeny

FREE

Learners will read a classic novel while exploring correlations between the book and current events.  Session TWO required reading is George Orwell’s Animal Farm.  Learners will analyze the work, as well as complete a comparative essay based on the novel and recent news worthy topics. Reading, writing and homework are required for this class.

PERSONAL FINANCE (Ages 12+)

Meets 10-11 IN THE LOUNGE

LEAD VOLUNTEER Bethany Wenger

Supplies Needed: Notebook and writing utensils

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FREE

Learners will explore the foundations of smart money management including simple saving, banking, and cost comparison concepts.

ORDER IN THE COURT (Age 12+)

(Learning about the United States judicial system through mock trials)

Meets 11-12 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Misty Wyatt

Supplies Needed: Spiral bound notebook and writing utensils
Class Limit 10
ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FREE

Through trial simulations students will delve into criminal and civil law with motivating cases that mirror situations in fairy tales, nursery rhymes, literature, and history. In the roles of attorneys, members of the jury, defendants, witnesses, and courtroom personnel, students prepare and conduct cases. They will learn to use statements of fact and witness affidavits to determine guilt or innocence. This class is designed to define the types of courts in the U.S. court system; explain how to carry out a mock trial; and introduce ready-to-use court cases, including all necessary documents. This class teaches critical thinking and teaches students how to weigh opposing points of view. The exciting results will motivate students to exercise their reasoning skills, polish their communication skills, and apply knowledge of the legal system.

BIOLOGY LAB (Age 12+)

Meets 11-12 IN THE UPSTAIS ART ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Jennifer John

Supplies: Microscope if at all possible, 3 ring binder, straight edge, pencil

ASSISTANT: NEEDED and Beckie Johnson

FEE: $15

This is a biology lab course. It will aid the learner in fulfilling the required lab portion of a high school biology course. It does NOT fulfill the requirement for the book/lecture portion of the class. During this six-week session, learners will explore DNA, bacteria, Protista, and fungi. Outside study of the above topics will make the lab work more meaningful. Vocabulary and study questions may be assigned prior to each lab meeting.

INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA (Ages 12+)

Meets 12:30-1:30 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Christina Marchbank

No prerequisite required

Students may be asked to supply props/costumes

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FREE

In this course, students will learn basic drama techniques, vocabulary, and staging through games, skits and lecture. No previous experience required, but a willingness to look silly, be placed in awkward situations and be laughed at is essential.

YEARBOOK CLASS/CLUB (Ages 13+)

Meets 9-10 and/or 1:30-2:30 and as decided by the group IN THE UPSTAIRS ART ROOM

LEAD VOLUNTEER Deanna Parsons

No prerequisite required

Supplies: Laptops are helpful, but not required. DSLR cameras would also be helpful, but are not required.

ASSISTANT: Robin Wieberg

FREE

Yearbook participants will have the opportunity to photograph LITWHA events, learning day activities, and members. They will utilize online software to design a yearbook for LITWHA members to purchase. During the design process learners will be responsible for verifying and editing the yearbook.