Learning Day Winter 2015 SESSION 3

1/21/2015  The Registration for the Winter session (#3) is now closed.

 Classes are held on Mondays, beginning January 26th through March 9th 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 or LITWHA.MembershipApplication.2014. 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.2015 and CLASS ENROLLMENT WORKSHEET.2015. (PDF versions of each can be found here: ????

*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:SESSION 3 FINAL SCHEDULE

SESSION III COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Kinder Program (Ages 4-6) 

INTRODUCTORY SPANISH (AGES 4-6)

Meets 9:30-10

LEAD VOLUNTEER Andrea Stelly

No prerequisite required

Required supplies:

CURRENT KINDERS HAVE PRIORITY REGISTRATION

CLOSED AT 12 STUDENTS.

ASSISTANTS: PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED UNLESS OTHERWISE ENGAGED.

FEE: $2

Students will learn introductory Spanish in a fun filled way.

 

KINDER Thematic Units PROGRAM (AGES 4-6)                       

Meets 10:00-Noon

LEAD VOLUNTEER Angela Sweeny

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CURRENT KINDERS HAVE PRIORITY REGISTRATION

CLOSED AT 12 STUDENTS.

ASSISTANTS: PARENT PARTICIPATION REQUIRED UNLESS OTHERWISE ENGAGED.

FEE: $5

Using the books Katy & the Big Snow, The Rag Coat, How to Make An Apple Pie & See the World, Grandfather’s Journey & Madeline, the Kinders will explore a variety of activities in Science, Math, Art, Social Studies & Language this session. 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 with mother or father interaction required unless teaching a course in the co-op.

Lower Elementary (Ages 7-9) 

BEGINNING ART (Ages-6+)

Meets 11-12

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.

INTRODUCTORY SPANISH (AGES 7-9)

Meets 9-9:30

LEAD VOLUNTEER Andrea Stelly

No prerequisite required

Required supplies:

CLOSED AT 12 STUDENTS.

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

FEE: $2

Students will learn introductory Spanish in a fun filled way.

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 #1 of 3 (FOR NEW STUDENTS)

Meets 10:00-11:00  (MINI VERSION FOR CURRENT KINDERS MEETS 9-9:30)

LEAD VOLUNTEER Shayla Mack

No prerequisite required

No required supplies

CLOSED AT 14 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS: NEEDED

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 $2.00 for each of the 2 following sessions)

LEARNING WITH LEGOS (Ages 6-10)  

“Learning to Learn” Course PART #2 of 3 (FOR RETURNING STUDENTS)

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)

MAGIC TREE HOUSE (AGES 7+)            

Meets 9-10

LEAD VOLUNTEER Brianna Smith

Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 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.

Lower and Upper Elementary (Ages 7-12)

CRAZY CONTRAPTIONS   (Ages 7-12)

Meets 1:30-2:30

LEAD VOLUNTEERS Becky McElhaney and Shayla Mack

FEE: $7

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. Contraptions include but are not limited to catapults, simple motors, hovercraft, and a rubber band car.

Lower and Upper Elementary and Teens (ages 6-18) 

KARATE (Ages 6-10 and 10-18)

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 the fee is $40 if three children the fee is $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.

UPPER ELEMENTARY AND TEENS

INTRO TO LITERARY ANALYSIS (AGES 10+)

Meets: 12:30-1:30

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.

ADVANCED ART (AGES 10+)                   

Meets 9-10:30

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. 

CULTURE CLUB (AGES 10+)

Meets 1:30-2:30

LEAD VOLUNTEER Angela Sweeny

CLOSED AT 10 STUDENTS

ASSISTANTS:  NEEDED

FEE: $2 

We will study the culture in 15 different countries as picked by the students in class 1. There will be some oral presentations, group discussion & games. 

TEENS ONLY 

ADVANCED COOKING “Cooking Essentials for Teens” (AGES 12+)                            

Meets 9:00 am-10:00 am

LEAD VOLUNTEER Misty Wyatt

Prerequisite: Previous cooking class or permission of instructor

Supplies: None

CLOSED AT 5 STUDENTS

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

FEE: $10

Learn to create and cook dishes that every cook should know while also learning to menu plan and budget.

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

Meets 10:00-11:00

LEAD VOLUNTEERS Misty Wyatt

ASSISTANT: NEEDED

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.

 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 

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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