Homeschool Co-op Schedule for March 5, 2014

Please come join us at the Wesleyan Church on Rt 3 in the village of Cadyville.

Set-up for those teaching will begin at 10:30am.  Classes start at 11:00am, and conclude around 3:30p when French classes finish. Feel free to come for the whole time or just for the portion your family wants to participate in. Bring a lunch or participate in the community potluck! Full details, fees & RSVP information available for everything below.

If the weather is fair please bring winter clothing for your kids so they can play outside at the playground next door too!

Community Service Activities for March:

1) We will be collecting items for local animal shelters, and are working on arranging a field trip once the weather is warmer to the Elmore SPCA. A full "wish list" for supplies the shelter needs can be found on the Elmore SPCA website at: . A box will be available at the sign-in table for donations to be dropped off at. 2) Tables will be set up to make St Patrick's Day cards in March for local shut-ins and nursing home residents.

Free Play Room: Gear sets & Magnatiles

11:00a - 12:00p
Preschool --The Rainbow Fish
Circle time reading of The Rainbow Fish. Students will then make their own rainbow fish & participate in a painting project.
Teacher: Shawna BlairFee: $1 per studentRSVP: Shawna Blair, or Facebook Shawna Blair

Elementary --
Let's Explore the Ocean!
Come explore the ocean, make little shell gardens using grass seed, an ocean sensory box, window oceans, & ocean placemats.  Check out a surprise live ocean creature, and experiment with how the salinity of water affects buoyancy.

Teacher: Kerri Lamarche
Fee: $2 per child
RSVP: Kerri Lamarche,, or Facebook Kerri Lamarche

Upper Elementary/Middle School --
Kinex Engineering: Build a Kinex Roller CoasterStudents will work as a team to assemble a Kinex roller coaster. Should take approx 60-90 min to assemble. See a short YouTube video of the coaster being built here:

Teacher: TJ & Holly Warren Fee: FREE RSVP: Holly Warren, or Facebook Holly Warren

12:00p - 1:00p
Potluck or bag lunch period.  If your family has special dietary needs (vegan, gluten free, etc), please consider bringing a dish to share that you family can also eat!   Everyone, even families who choose to bring their own lunches, are encouraged to join in the community lunch time up in the Fellowship Hall. If you’d like to participate in a potluck lunch please email Holly Warren at or on Facebook at Holly Warren.  

12:45p - 1:00p
Children’s Chorus --
This class is open to all the children.  The only requirements are they must be able to participate without distracting the other kids!   We will continue practicing a number of songs to be sung at Meadowbrook, and possibly another local nursing home (suggestions, anyone?), sometime in April or May. This class will meet upstairs in the sanctuary.
Fee: $2.00.  This is a one time fee to cover folders & print music for the children to use at practice, home & when we sing in public. If you paid this fee at last week's class please do NOT pay it again! We will take a few moments at the start of chorus to label each student's folder.

1:00p - 2:00p
American Girl Club -- The American Girl we are learning about for this class is Kirsten, a pioneer girl from 1854. For this meeting, we will be upstairs in the fellowship hall, discussing the book, working on the Kirsten lapbooking page, and also in the adjoining kitchen candle dipping. New students & those who have not read the book yet are still welcome to participate. Extra copies of the lapbooking page for our January AG, Josephina, will be available for those students who missed the January class as well.

Teachers: Amanda Bokus & Holly Warren Fee: $5 per child to cover candle dipping supplies RSVP: Holly Warren, or Facebook Holly Warren

Boys Book Club -- Come join in a discussion & activities for Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis.
Teacher: Tammy Neureuther

Fee: $1 per student RSVP: Tammy,, or Facebook Tammy Neureuther

1:00p - 3:30p
Board Games & Afternoon Free play --
Board games for the preschool & elementary age children will be set up in the preschool room downstairs. There will also be building blocks, basic art supplies, and other items to help keep our youngest co-op members entertained throughout the afternoon.
Board games for older kids (ages 9+) will be set up in the board room for the afternoon. Bring your favorite game to share!

2:00p - 3:30p
French classes will continue for the winter/spring semester, taught by Carole Dubois. It is not to late to sign-up, so please email Carole or come to co-op this week if you are interested. There will be two 45 min classes offered classes offered. One from 2:00 - 2:45 for younger kids (ages 5-8), and one from 2:45-3:30 for older kids (ages 9+). All classes will be offered at the beginner level, but two classes will allow Carole to offer more advanced projects for the older kids and keep a good student/teacher ratio.

The rate is $10 per lessons. She is willing to do a multiple child rate of 50% for second child. (If there's more in your family you can discuss with her.)

You can also contact her directly with other questions at her email: