Learning Day Fall 2014 – Session 2

Sign ups will be on October 20th for Session 2.  Current members should turn in their enrollment forms by 2:00 pm and new members will be able to sign up between 2:15 pm and 4 pm on registration day.  Classes are held on Mondays, beginning November 3rd through December 8th at The River (previously known as Grace Covenant Christian Center) in the Youth Building. (Scroll all the way down for the full list of classes.)

To enroll in classes you must be a member.  The membership application can be found here for download: LITWHA.MembershipApplication.2014 (1) or LITWHA.MembershipApplication.2014 (1). Membership requires that you be an active homeschooler and pay the membership fee.  The annual fee is $20.  It is paid only once.

Class enrollment forms can be printed and brought to Learning Day or Sign-up Events.  You can also email, snail mail, or message it to us on Facebook.  Class enrollment form: ClassRegistrationForm.2014 or ClassRegistrationForm.2014.1.

*You can sign-up for any class you want.  You DO NOT HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR ALL THE CLASSES.   You can take one or two classes, or all.  You may come at class time and leave after.

*Class supply fees listed are a one time payment for the entire session (NOT per class meeting).

*Any parent can discuss moving their child to a more advanced class with the teacher if they feel they are ready.  The ages listed are guidelines.

*All parents are required to stay on the premises and are responsible for their children at all times.  Any discipline issues beyond verbal redirection will be handled by the parent.

*All parents are required to volunteer and help with chores during Learning Day.

Examples of learning day volunteer positions include: classroom assistant,  coordinating fundraisers, volunteer coordinator, board member, or lead teaching a class [Teachers receive a 25% discount on all association membership fees (this does not apply in cases of private professional instructors who are paid directly by the parents)].  Chores include spot cleaning restrooms, sweeping or vacuuming, emptying trash cans, cleaning the kitchen and lunch room during lunch time and after school and helping to put chairs and toys away after classes.  Please see Danica Allen to discuss preferred chores and how you can volunteer.

*All teachers have a brief bio on our Meet The Teachers page.  Click over there to check them out!

A full printable Excel spreadsheet with all information for the entire schedule and room locations can be found here: Fall Session 2.2014.

 

SESSION II COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

KINDER PROGRAM (AGES 4-6)                

Meets at 9 am – 12 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER Angela Sweeny

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CURRENT KINDERS HAVE PRIORITY REGISTRATION

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS.

ASSISTANTS: PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED UNLESS OTHERWISE ENGAGED.

FEE : $5

The kinder program is for ages 4-6 and will include a variety a fun learning opportunities as provided by the parents in the group. During session II we will be focusing on the five senses as our general theme.  This is a loosely structured group allowing time for kinder play and fun to promote a love of learning with mother or father interaction required unless teaching a course in the co-op.

 

LOWER ELEMENTARY (AGES 7-9)

INTRO TO COOKING (AGES 7+)

Meets 9 am – 10 am

LEAD VOLUNTEER Corie Richards

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CLOSED AT 8 STUDENTS (Priority registration to students who HAVE NOT taken the class before)

ASSISTANT: Brianna

FEE: $5

This course is a basic introduction to the kitchen, cooking tools and safety precautions. Students will learn to plan, prepare and clean up basic breakfast foods on their own.

 

PAPER AIRPLANES (AGES 7+)                 

Meets 9:30-10 am

LEAD VOLUNTEER Sara Glaser

Prerequisites: none

Supplies: none

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

ASSISTANT: Danica

FEE: $2

We will learn to make different kinds of airplanes every week and explore how the shape of an airplane affects its flight. They will bring home plans so that they can use all of your copy paper. 

 

MAGIC TREE HOUSE (AGES 7+)            

Meets 10 am – 11 am

LEAD VOLUNTEER Brianna Smith

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL GRADE 2.5

Required Supplies: Book used in class

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS
ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FEE:$8

We are going to read a few of the Magic Tree House books and dive deeper into the world God made, learning a little about the past, the current world climates and locations, as well as reading the books. We are going to start with ‘Knights at Dawn’. We will most likely read ‘Afternoon on the Amazon’ next, then ‘Polar Bears Past Bedtime’ and finishing up with ‘Viking Ships at Sunrise’. The children will read a few chapters of the assigned book in class together, work on a lap book, and on the last day of each semester we will have an activity or theme day.

 

BEGINNING ART (Ages 7+)

Meets 11am-12pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER Danica Allen

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CLOSED AT 12 STUDENTS

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

Fee: $5

 Beginning art will introduce students to the basic vocabulary and ideas associated with the visual arts. We will learn about various artists, styles and mediums.

 

STRUCTURED PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES (Ages 4-10)                  

Meets 12:30-1:00 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER Shannon Warner

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

COST: $2

In P.E. we will allow the children to socialize and exercise with one another in a fun and safe environment. They will be participating in various exercise, team sports, and playing games that will promote good physical and emotional health. What to bring- Water, gym mat/towel, proper gym sneakers (NO sandals please!), and proper comfy gym clothing. *We will be doing the Presidential Fitness Program, so stay tuned for more info.

 

LEARNING WITH LEGOS (Ages 6-10)  

“Learning to Learn” Course PART #1 of 3

Meets 1:00-2:00 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER Becky McElhaney

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CLOSED AT 14 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS: Dawn, Shayla

Fee: $8

LEGO® Education LearnToLearn is an educational tool that helps elementary school students achieve curriculum goals within Design & Engineering, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies while also building and reinforcing the most fundamental learning skills of the 21st century. The teacher plays a critical role as facilitator and guide, helping students reach their solutions and promoting Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving. Applying this process to curriculum content results in the acquisition of curriculum- related knowledge and stronger fundamental learning skills. This course will be a continuing one. The initial fee includes a 72-piece set of Legos to be used in all 3 sessions of the course. Students will be able to keep their sets at the end of the 3 classes. (Fee will only be $4.00 for each of the 2 following sessions)

 

ELEMENTARY SCIENCE (Ages 7-9)                     

WHAT’S THE WEATHER?

Meets 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER Ami Bollin

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

ASSISTANT: Sara

Fee: $5

Science is messy and fun! In this six-week course we will explore the science of weather through hands on experiments.

 

Upper Elementary (Ages 10+) AND TEENS

BEGINNING ART (AGES 10+)                   

Meets 9 am – 10:30 am

LEAD VOLUNTEER Kenna Ziegler

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS: Shayla

Fee: $20

Real Photo Animation and Painting Dishes (for use everyday). Students will need to bring a real photo with high quality resolution on 11 x 14 paper. Printing is available at Staples. Contact me for more information on how to get this done. For the second part, students will need plain white dishes for painting. Paint and materials for painting/drawing will be provided.  

 

RUNNING CLUB (AGES 10+, parents welcomed to participate)

Meets 11 am – 12 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER   Shannon Warner

ASSISTANTS: Kenna

Fee:$2

Purpose- To encourage and promote health and fitness through running and to build confidence in ones self. Who- 10+ What to bring- Water, Proper running shoes, appropriate clothes for running. *Those participating will be given additional runs to do at home, as we will be doing the Couchto5K program. Goal- To build confidence and be able to run a 5K.

 

 

EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING       (AGES 10-12)

Meets 11 am – 12 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER Sara Glaser

Prerequisites: none required

Supplies: Scissors, ruler, pencil

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

Fee: $15

How can we stop buildings from being damaged during earthquakes? Kids will make a shake table and then explore how earthquakes impact buildings of different heights and shapes. Then they will engineer ways to stop their buildings from sliding off the shake table. They will test their designs and then work to improve them. Based on the engineering curriculum developed by Boston Museum of Science, Engineering is Elementary. http://www.eie.org/sites/default/files/downloads/shakethingsupeducatorguide_0.pdf

 

 

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH         (AGES 10+)              

Meets 10:30-11

LEAD VOLUNTEER Sara Glaser

Students MUST be willing to speak in a group setting to practice their Spanish vocabulary.

Outside coursework will include viewing an Internet video prior to each class meeting.

ASSISTANT: Ami

COST:$3

This is a conversational course based on the Destinos video series. Every week we will watch a 30-minute episode of a telenovela (spanish soap opera) produced for beginning learners. The story is based on a patriarch looking for family he left behind during the Spanish Civil War, complete with shoulder pads, turtlenecks and dramatic hospital scenes. The video can be watched at home or at the coop. Then we will practice the vocabulary introduced in the video. This is the link to the show. http://learner.org/series/destinos/

The video will be available for viewing in the lounge at coop everyday prior to the class meeting time.

 

ADVANCED COOKING         (AGES 10+)                         

Meets 12:30-1:30pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER Corie Richards

Prerequisite: Previous cooking class or permission of instructor

Supplies: None

CLOSED AT 7 STUDENTS

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

COST: $10

During this session, we will be COOKING OUR WAY AROUND THE WORLD, discovering new flavors from far away places.

 

 

HISTORY OF ARMOR (AGES 10+)          

Meets 12:30-1:30 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER Kerri Simmons

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of shop/electrical safety requirements. Power tools will be used.

Required Supplies: none

ASSISSTANTS: NEEDED

Fee: $10

Students will study the development and use of armor throughout history. Students will work on their own very detailed piece of armor as the final project for this course.

 

TEENS

 

NOTE: History of Armor, Beginning Art (10+), Running Club, and Conversational Spanish all open to 13+ students.  Those class descriptions can be found in the 10+ section directly above.

 

REAL LIFE PREP/ MONEY MATTERS FOR TEENS AND TWEENS (AGES 12+)

Meets 10:00-11:00

LEAD VOLUNTEERS Misty Wyatt and Dawn Burroughs

CLOSED AT 8 STUDENTS

Prerequisite: None

FEE $5

Learn to control your money before it controls you. This introductory personal finance course will introduce students to checking accounts/banks, wise spending habits, budgeting, getting/keeping a job (applications, resumes, etc.), saving, and more.

 

RHETORIC I  (AGES 14+)

Course will meet for Fall 2, Spring 1 & Spring 2 for a total of 18 weeks. Homework will be required (4-5 hours a week).

LEAD VOLUNTEER Kenna Zeigler

Prerequisite: A solid foundation in grammar with the ability to write essays is needed. General knowledge of research tools and use of the library is needed for papers and properly sourcing research.

Supplies:  We will use Ancient Rhetoric (optional but recommended), The Rhetoric Companion, and The Poetics and The Rhetorics of Aristotle.  All texts need to be purchased prior to the beginning of class.

FEE $5

Using the texts of Ancient Rhetorics (optional but recommended), The Rhetoric and the Poetics of Aristotle(required), and The Rhetoric Companion (required), students will study the art of speech and storytelling according to Aristotle. Students will write and present 2-3 minute speeches every 3 weeks. Grades will be given based on written & speech work (3-4 page paper format), presentations, and participation in class.

This course (if attended through May) meets the HSLDA standard for one credit on a high school transcript.

 

INTRO TO LITERARY ANALYSIS (AGES 12+)

Meets 1:30-2:30 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER Danica Allen

No prerequisite; however, students should have a upper elementary command of reading and writing skills

Required Supplies: Composition notebook, pencil, pen

Fee: $2.00

This seminar style course will spend each of the four six week sessions discovering, analyzing and reviewing various forms of literature. We will build a vocabulary guide of literary terms, read and analyze various forms of literature, while discovering our personal tastes. A final product will be created for each session. The first six weeks will focus on poetry; the second will introduce the short story form. In the spring we will move on to memoir (creative non-fiction), and lastly the novel.

 

Parent Time/Playgroup (For any children not in class)

MEETS 9 AM – 12 PM & 12:30 PM – 3 PM

LEAD VOLUNTEERS/PARENT COORDINATORS – Danica Allen and Ami Bollin

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.

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