Learning Day SPRING 2015 SESSION 4

Classes are held on Mondays, beginning March 23rd, 2015 through May 4th, 2015 (no classes 4/6/2015) 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. Membership requires that you be an active homeschooler and pay the membership fee.  The annual fee is $20.  It is paid only once. Membership fee per session is only $5.

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 forms:  CLASS ENROLLMENT WORKSHEET.2015

and 

classregistrationform-2015

*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 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:

SESSION4 FINAL SCHEDULE

SESSION IV COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

KINDER PROGRAM(Ages 4-6) 

KINDER LEGOS 2 of 3 (ONLY SESSION III STUDENTS MAY ENROLL)

Meets 9-9:30(or 10 if not in Spanish)

LEAD VOLUNTEER Shayla Mack

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

ASSISTANTS: PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED UNLESS OTHERWISE ENGAGED

Fee: $2

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 $2.00 for each of the 2 following sessions)

KINDER Thematic Units PROGRAM (AGES 4-6)                       

Meets 10:00-Noon

LEAD VOLUNTEER Laurie Martin

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

4-5 YEAR OLDS HAVE PRIORITY REGISTRATION

CLOSED AT 12 STUDENTS.

ASSISTANTS: PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED UNLESS OTHERWISE ENGAGED.

FEE: $5

This session, the Kinders will be learning about the six basic animal groups (amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals, and reptiles) by exploring a variety of activities in Science, Art, Social Studies, Language, and P.E. The kinder program is for ages 4-6. This is a loosely structured group allowing time for kinder play and fun to promote a love of learning, while also introducing and practicing classroom manners. Mother or father interaction required unless teaching a course in the co-op.

Enrolled students will take turns brining snacks each week.

KINDERS AND LOWER ELEMENTARY (4-10)

STOP MOTION ANIMATION (TRANSITION CLASS FOR 6 YEAR-OLD KINDER GRADS)     

Meets 10:00-11

LEAD VOLUNTEERS Becky Mack and Danica Allen

No prerequisite required

iPads will be used but are not required.

6 year old kinder grads have priority

CLOSED AT 8 STUDENTS.

FEE: $3

Students enrolled in this class will further their mastery of classroom manners and positive learning traits by creating plans, working in groups, following directions, and ultimately creating their own stop motion video of an original story. Basic elements of literature, writing and drawing skills will be used for creating and planning the final product.

INTRODUCTORY SPANISH (AGES 4-10)

Meets 9:30-10

LEAD VOLUNTEER Andrea Stelly

No prerequisite required

CLOSED AT 12 STUDENTS.

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

FOR 4-6 YEAR-OLDS–PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED UNLESS OTHERWISE ENGAGED.

FEE:  $2

Students will learn introductory Spanish in a fun filled way.

LOWER ELEMENTARY (Ages 6/7-9)

MAGIC TREE HOUSE (AGES 7+)             

Meets 9-10

LEAD VOLUNTEER Brianna Smith

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL AT LEAST GRADE 2.5

Required Supplies: Book used in class

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS
ASSISTANT:  NEEDED

FEE: $5

We are going to read a Magic Tree House book 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. 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.

INTRO TO COOKING (AGES 7+)               

Meets 10:00-11:00

LEAD VOLUNTEER Andrea Stelly

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 foods on their own.

LEARNING WITH LEGOS (Ages 6-10)  

“Learning to Learn” Course PART #2 of 3 (ONLY SESSION III STUDENTS MAY ENROLL)

Meets 10:00-11

LEAD VOLUNTEER Shayla Mack

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

Fee: $2

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 $2.00 for each of the 2 following sessions)

BEGINNING ART (Ages-6+)

Meets 11-12

LEAD VOLUNTEER Danica Allen

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CLOSED AT 16 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS: 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. 

LEARNING WITH LEGOS (Ages 6-10)  

“Learning to Learn” Course PART #3 of 3 (ONLY SESSION III STUDENTS MAY ENROLL)

Meets 12:30-1:30

LEAD VOLUNTEER Becky McElhaney

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CLOSED AT 14 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

Fee: $2

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 $2.00 for each of the 2 following sessions)

 

LOWER AND UPPER ELEMENTARY (Ages 7-12)

 

HUMAN BODY SYSTEMS (Ages 7-12)

Meets 11-12

LEAD VOLUNTEER Katie Raburn

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CLOSED AT 8 STUDENTS

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

Fee: $3

Students will learn about the systems of the human body in a fun way. Systems covered will be: circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, digestive, muscular, and nervous.

CRAZY CONTRAPTIONS   (Ages 7-12)

Meets 1:30-2:30

LEAD VOLUNTEERS Becky McElhaney and Shayla Mack

FEE: $7

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

This class is about having fun with the things you might normally find around your house. Kids must be mature enough to understand not to put batteries, magnets, etc in their mouth.

UPPER ELEMENTARY AND TEENS

 

ADVANCED ART (AGES 10+)                   

Meets 9-10:00

LEAD VOLUNTEER Kenna Ziegler

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS:  NEEDED

FEE: $20

This Spring semester (SESSIONS 3 AND 4) we will be studying Modern Masters to include Marc Chagall, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse, and Vincent Van Gogh. We will study each artist’s biography and recreate a famous work from each. Each artist and work will be covered in a 3-week period and we will conclude the semester with a field trip to the St. Louis Art Museum to see the artist’s work in person.

ORDER IN THE COURT! (Learning about the United States judicial system through mock trials) (AGES 10+)

Meets 9-10

LEAD VOLUNTEER Misty Wyatt

ASSISTANTS:  2 NEEDED

FEE: $5

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

Students will take part in a great learning adventure. 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. The court cases allow students to understand both criminal and civil trials, with three types of each case. The cases allow you to stage trials involving Hansel and Gretel, John Wilkes Booth, Little Miss Muffet, Romeo and Juliet, Jack and Jill, and Little Red Riding Hood. This class teaches critical thinking and teach 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.

 

AGES 12+ ONLY

NOVEL STUDY/BOOK CLUB (12+)

Meets 10:00-11:00

LEAD VOLUNTEER Misty Wyatt

REQUIRED Supplies: Please provide your own copy of the book.

Learners will have weekly at home reading assignments. Class will be a book club type discussion of the novel. 

The Book Thief

By Markus Zusak

Interest Level:  Grades 7 – 12

Reading Level:  Grade level Equivalent: 4

Lexile® Measure:730L, DRA: 70, Guided Reading: Z+

Genre: Historical Fiction

Young Adult

Theme/Subject: Death, Grief, Loss, Jewish Experience, Holocaust, Resourcefulness, Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences

About This Book

It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist–fighter, and quite a lot of thievery.

Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist, books. With the help of her accordion–playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau. This is an unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul.

QUILTING 101 – Sewing and Accuracy  (AGES 12+)

Meets: 12:30-2:30

LEAD VOLUNTEER Kenna Zeigler

FEE $ 5

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

Students will use their own sewing tools and machines to complete a small quilt top (you can make it larger if you choose). Basic sewing/quilting skills will be introduced with an emphasis on accuracy and fundamentals of quilting. We will cover 4 basic quilt blocks, piecing, matching points, using basic quilting tools, and sewing machine maintenance. Please see the attached syllabus with all supply and fabric information. There is also a picture of the blocks we will be completing. Parents are welcome to take the class too. Click here for more information: Quilting 101

ALL AGES (ages 6-18)

KARATE (Ages 6-18)

Meets 1:30-2:30 AND/OR 2:30-3:30

INSTRUCTOR : Vicki Craine

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

Fee: $25 (cash or check separate from coop fees–please make check payable to Vicki Craine)

If two children, $40

If three children, $55

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.

  

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

MEETS: 9-3:30

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.

Children will have access to various activities. (Building, chess, crafts, reading, playtime with friends, yoga, etc…)

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