Session 3 Class Descriptions

ALL AGES

PARENT TIME/PLAY GROUP (For any children not in class)
Meets: 9:00-3:30
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: THIRD SESSION (6 class meetings) If only one child: $30. If two children: $45. If three children: $60
(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.
** POSSIBLE** KARATE WEAPONS TRAINING WITH BO STAFF (Ages 9+) (If enough students are interested)
Meets: 2:30-3:30
INSTRUCTOR: Vicky Craine
Supplies: Please wear comfortable PE type clothing or Karate Uniforms if you choose.
THE BO STAFF COSTS $30.00 IN ADDITION TO THE CLASS FEE
Please let Vicky know your child’s exact height if they are interested in this class.

NURSERY (0-3)
Meets 9–12 and 12:30-2:30 IN THE LOUNGE
LEAD VOLUNTEERS: Kimberly Cullen, Kelly Pratt, and Mary Aston
No prerequisite required
Please provide snacks, bottles, diapers and wipes as necessary.
ASSISTANTS NEEDED ONE PER HOUR (5)
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: $8(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 and Kaleb McElhaney
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.

LITTLE LEARNERS ART AND SCIENCE (Ages 3-5)
Meets: 12:30-1:30 IN THE KITCHEN/CAFE
LEAD VOLUNTEERS Deb Carle and Kitrina Brian
No prerequisite required
Supplies: Please provide your child with a paint shirt.
ASSISTANTS: CAREGIVER PARTICIPATION REQUIRED UNLESS OTHERWISE ENGAGED.
FEE: $8(for supplies and snacks)

Each week the learners will complete one science experiment and one art project.
LOWER ELEMENTARY (Ages 6-8)

MAGIC TREE HOUSE ADVENTURES: Danger in the Darkest Hour (Ages 6-8)
Meets: 9-10 or 11-12 IN THE GYM
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Laurie Martin
No prerequisite required
Supplies: notebook and pencil
ASSISTANT: Danica Allen
FEE: $3 for copies and supplies
Class capped at 12 but is offered twice each learning day.
Come join Jack and Annie for another adventure. This time we will focus on WWII. Students will learn about the war and apply the knowledge gained to understanding current events.

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL FITNESS (Ages 6-8)
Meets: 10-11 IN THE GYM
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Brianna Smith
No prerequisite required
Students should come prepared to get sweaty! Please wear appropriate shoes.
Class Limit: 15
ASSISTANTS: (2) NEEDED
FREE
Students will learn the basics of keeping physically fit while playing in groups.

MAGIC SCHOOLBUS SCIENCE (Ages 6-8)
Meets: 1:30-2:30 IN THE KITCHEN/CAFE
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Jennifer Roberts
No prerequisite required
No supplies required
Class Limit: 10
ASSISTANTS: Darcy Harris and 1 NEEDED
FEE: $3
Learners will view Magic School Bus episodes and do corresponding experiments.

STUDY THE STATES (Ages 6-8)
Meets:12:30-1:30 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Jennifer Roberts
No prerequisite required
No supplies required
Class Limit: 10
ASSISTANT: 1 NEEDED
FREE
Learners will investigate The United States of America one state at a time.

HAND SEWING (Ages 6-8)
Meets:11-12 IN THE TINY UPSTAIRS ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Jessica Rogers
No prerequisite required
No supplies required
Class Limit: 8
ASSISTANTS: Amanda Prim and 1 NEEDED
FEE:$7
Learners will be introduced to the basics of hand sewing while making fun felt and fabric crafts that can be used outside the classroom.

INTRODUCTION TO PLANTS AND GARDENING (Ages 6-8)
Meets: 10-10:30 IN THE KITCHEN/CAFE
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Sarah Whiting
No prerequisite required
No supplies required
Class Limit: 10
ASSISTANTS: Angela Ogle and 1 NEEDED
FEE: $3
Learners will be introduced to the basics of soil, plant life and gardening.
UPPER ELEMENTARY (Ages 9-11 and above)

MYTHOLOGY (Ages 9-11)
Meets: 9-10 IN THE KITCHEN/CAFE
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 Norse Mythology.

ARTS AND CRAFTS: STRING ART PROJECTS (Ages 10+)
Meets 12:30-1:30 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: Shayla Mack and 1 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.

PUBLIC SPEAKING (Ages 9-11)
Meets:11-12 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM
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: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION (Ages 10+)
Meets: 9-10 IN THE ART ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Katie Raburn
No prerequisite required
Supplies: Please bring your magnifying glass to class.
Class Limit 10
ASSISTANT: NEEDED
FEE $5
Learners will focus on crime scene investigations focusing on prints of all types and some DNA study.

INTRODUCTION TO PLANTS AND GARDENING (Ages 9-11)
Meets: 10:30-11 IN THE KITCHEN/CAFE
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Sarah Whiting
No prerequisite required
No supplies required
Class Limit: 10
ASSISTANTS: Angela Ogle and 1 NEEDED
FEE: $3
Learners will be introduced to the basics of soil, plant life and gardening.
PAPER ROLLER COASTERS (Ages 10+)
Meets: 10-11 IN THE ART ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEERS: Shayla Mack and Becky McElhaney
Prerequisite skills: Must be able to cut carefully without major frustration.
Supplies Required: Good pair of scissors
Class Limit 10
ASSISTANTS: 2 NEEDED
FEE: $8
Have you ever wanted to design your own roller coaster? Designers in this class will create their own roller coasters while learning about attention to detail including careful planning and execution of ideas.

BASICS OF WRITING (Ages 8-10)
Meets: 10-11 TINY UPSTAIRS
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Candace Dashiell
Prerequisite skills: Proficient reader and basic spelling skills
Supplies Required: paper, pen and pencil
Class Limit 6
ASSISTANT: 1 NEEDED
FEE: $2
Writers will improve their basic skills. Writers will learn about key word outlines, how to improve writing with adjectives and adverbs, and how to limit “banned” words. Writers will have homework and will present their writing in class.

APOCOLYPSE SURVIVAL SKILLS (Ages 9+)
Meets: 1:30-2:30 IN THE ART ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Brianna Smith
Prerequisite skills: Survivalists must be trustworthy nine year olds or older. They must follow directions exactly and keep safety in mind at all times.
No Class Limit, but ONE ASSISSTANT is needed for each four students enrolled
FEE: $8
Survivalists will learn how to make useful weapons while mastering survival skills for use in emergencies.

INTRODUCTION TO CROCHET (AGES 9+)
Meets:12:30-1:30 TINY UPSTAIRS ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Bethany Wenger
No prerequisite skills required
FEE and Supplies: If you supply your own crochet hook and yarn the class is FREE. If you would like the teacher to supply these items it will be $8.00.
No class limit; however, one ASSISTANT (who knows how to crochet) will be needed for every four students.
Learners will gain a basic understanding of crochet. Basic stitches, pattern reading and yarn and hooks will be covered.

LEGO LAB (9-11)
Meets: 11-12 IN THE LARGE COMMON ROOM (STAGE SIDE)
LEAD VOLUNTEERS: Darcy Harris and Joy Kavanaugh
No prerequisite skills required.
Supplies: Students may bring their own Lego sets; however, it is the student’s responsibility to leave with his/her own Legos.
FREE
Lego enthusiasts will have a dedicated meeting time for experimenting with Legos and Lego challenges.

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.

ORDER IN THE COURT (Age 12+)
(Learning about the United States judicial system through mock trials)
Meets: 10-11 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER Misty Wyatt
Supplies Needed: Spiral bound notebook and writing utensils
Class Limit: NONE
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 GYM
LEAD VOLUNTEER Christina Marchbank
No prerequisite required
Students may be asked to supply props/costumes
ASSISTANTS: Tiffany Lehman and 1 NEEDED
FREE
In this course, students will learn basic drama techniques focusing on improvisation, 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 IN THE LARGE COMMON ROOM (STAGE SIDE)
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Deanna Parsons
No prerequisite required
Supplies: Laptops are strongly encouraged, 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.
INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING – WRITING WITH STRUCTURE AND STYLE
LEVEL B & C
Ages: 12+ (CLASS WILL BE ADJUSTED FOR EACH STUDENT’S GRADE LEVEL AND EXPERIENCE)
Meets: 1:30-2:30 IN THE SMALLER UPSTAIRS ROOM
LEAD VOLUNTEER: Kenna Zeigler
Prerequisites:
Basic grammar skills and ability to follow directions in a classroom. Note taking skills will be a plus but are not necessary. All assignments will be scaled to the ability of each student. Parent is responsible for final grades on transcripts.
Supplies: Students will provide 3 Ring Binder, pens, and Notebook paper for note taking, in class work, and keeping handouts organized.
FEE: $10. This will cover a Student Resource Notebook and copies.
Description:
Using Institutes for Excellence in Writing program, we will cover essay writing and various techniques for “dressing up” sentences while incorporating note taking and outlining skills. Students will learn fiction and non-fiction essay writing culminating in a research-based essay presented at the end of the first session (Jan-Feb). During the second session (Mar-Apr), we will begin research reports to include proper resource documenting styles, elements of a research paper, and inventive writing exercises while continuing to incorporate styles learned in the first six weeks. The final three weeks will be spent developing a super essay and literary critique using all skills learned in both sessions. Final presentation for advanced students will be given orally.