Learning Day Fall 2014 – Session 1

Sign ups begin August 18th for Session 1 and October 20th for Session 2.  Classes are held on Mondays, beginning September 8th 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.

Class enrollment form 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.2014.1 or ClassRegistrationForm.2014.

*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 during Learning Day.  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).  Examples of learning day volunteer positions include: classroom assistant, sweeping or vacuuming, emptying trash cans, coordinating fundraisers, volunteer coordinator, board member, teaching a class, or cleaning the kitchen during lunch time.  Please see Danica Allen to discuss how you can volunteer.

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

Kinder Program (Ages 4-6) 

LEAD VOLUNTEER ANGELA SWEENY – Meets 9 am – 12 pm

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS.  PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED UNLESS OTHERWISE ENGAGED.

COST: $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. Some things we hope to explore: the 5 senses, compare the Gingerbread Boy with the Gingerbread Cowboy and the Gingerbread Girl, deconstruction, visit a local fire station, and a Laura Ingalls Wilder unit in preparation for a trip to Wilder Days in Mansfield this fall (Sat. Sept. 20).

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

CLOSED AT 8 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS: Brianna Smith

COST: $5

Little House on the Prairie theme. We will be making recipes from the Little House on the Prairie Cookbook. Things to look forward to: donuts and fried apples and onions!

 

MAGIC TREE HOUSE (AGES 7+) – MEETS 10 am – 11 am

(READING LEVEL GRADE 2.5)

LEAD VOLUNTEER BRIANNA SMITH

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS
ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

COST:$8 plus book used during class

We are going to read a few of the Magic Treehouse 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 lapbook, and on the last day of each semester we will have an activity or theme day.

 

BEGINNING ART (AGES 7-9) – MEETS 11 am – 12 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER SHONTAY BROWN

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

COST: $10

 

BEGINNING SHAKESPEARE (AGES 7-9) – MEETS 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER MISTY WYATT

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

COST: Free

Shakespeare for young readers: This course will give readers ages 7-10 the opportunity to explore three of Shakespeare’s works: Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, and The Taming of The Shrew through short stories based on the works. Vocabulary, history, grammar, writing, and drama are integrated into this exciting six week course.  For a copy of the book click HERE.

 

“AMI’S CLASS” – MEETS 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

CRAZY CHEMISTRY/MUSIC APPRECIATION

LEAD VOLUNTEER AMI BOLLIN

(AGES 7+) CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

COST:$5

Science is messy and fun! In this six week course we will explore basic Chemistry through hands on experiments. Matter, density, invisible ink, and EXPLOSIONS are just a few of the topics we will be covering.

 

P.E. – MEETS 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER SHANNON WARNER

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.

 

Upper Elementary (Ages 10+)

BEGINNING ART (AGES 10+) – MEETS 9 am – 10:30 am

LEAD VOLUNTEER – KENNA ZEIGLER

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

COST: $20

Our first 6 weeks we will be doing found object art mosaics (examples can be found HERE) and real photo/drawing animation (example HERE).  Lots of imagination is required for this class and the ability to have fun.  You will also need a pair of work gloves for cutting glass and safety goggles.

 

FUN WITH MATH (AGES 10+) – MEETS 11 am – 12 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER – SARA GLASER

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

COST:$3

 

RUNNING CLUB (AGES 10+, parents welcomed to participate) – MEETS 11 am – 12 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER – SHANNON WARNER

COST:$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.

 

ADVANCED COOKING, COOKING THROUGH THE STATES (AGES 10+) – MEETS 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

LEAD VOLUNTEER – CORIE RICHARDS

CLOSED AT 5 STUDENTS

COST: $10

Cooking through the USA!  We will learn about 6 different states and their signature dishes.  For example, authentic New York Bagels from scratch.  Fogettaboutit!

 

INTRO TO GUITAR (AGES 10+)

LEAD VOLUNTEER – KRIS HUCKINS

COST:TBA

 

INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY ANALYSIS (AGES 10+)

LEAD VOLUNTEER – DANICA ALLEN

Poetry/Short Story/Novel/Creative Non-Fiction

COST:$2

This class 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.Required Supplies:  Composition notebook, pencil, pen

Teens

Due to lack of volunteers and interest 13+ aged students will be able to attend the 10+ classes.  Teachers will make modifications for more challenging work as needed.

ALL AGES

Parent Time/Playgroup (For any children not in class)- MEETS 9 AM – 12 PM & 12:30 PM – 2 PM
LEAD VOLUNTEER/PARENT COORDINATOR – DANICA ALLEN 
ASSISTANTS: NEEDED
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 would 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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