North Homeschool Co-op for February 4, 2015
Please come join us at the Wesleyan Church on Rt 3 in the village of Cadyville.
Set-up for those teaching will begin at 10:15am. Also, teachers, please remember to bring an envelope marked with your class name, fee, and some change to place on the sign-in table!
Classes start promptly at 11:00am, and conclude around 2:30p when the 1:00pm afternoon 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 available on all class offerings below. For quick reference here is an overview of what is being offered this day:
11:00 - 12:00
Valentines Crafts & Storytime -- PreK -- Lynn Bushey Parent/Child Yoga -- all ages/grades-- Lizzie Girard & Janice Stainken Community Service to support Elmore SPCA -- all ages/grades -- Robbin Miller Watercolor Shape Birds -- K-3 -- Jody Nebesnik Creative Writing -- 4th & up -- Sandy Baehre
12:35 - 12:55:
Children’s Chorus -- PreK-3rd -- Holly Warren Youth Chorus -- 4th & up -- Cheryl Lussier
Current Events Club -- middle/high school -- Tammy Neureuther
1:00 - 2:00:
Community Service to support Elmore SPCA -- all ages/grades -- Robbin Miller Introductory Spanish -- 2nd grade & up -- Doug Zobel Finance: Checking Accounts -- middle/high school -- Tammy Neureuther
Free Play Room: Puzzles
11:00a - 12:00p
This class is open to all ages. It will be a series of classes being held =on 2/4, 3/4 & 3/18. Parents are encouraged to participate, particularly with the younger kids. The first 1/2 of this class will be yoga & the second 1/2 will be a mindfulness/meditation activity.
Teachers: Lizzie Girard & Janice Stainken Fee: FREE RSVP: Lizzie Girard, firstname.lastname@example.org Community Service Project This class will be creating Valentine's themed items to be sold by the Elmore SPCA at their Have A Heart fundraiser on 2/7/15. Teacher: Robbin Miller Fee: $1 per child RSVP: Robbin Miller, email@example.com Preschool:
Valentine's Day Crafts & Storytime
Kids will have a chance to make Valentine's Day cards and other crafts, play with a Valentine's Day themed sensory bin, and hear a story about Valentine's Day.
Teacher: Lynn Bushey
Fee: FREE RSVP: Lynn Bushey, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary (K-3): Watercolor Shape Birds
A guided drawing & watercolor painting. Emphasis on shapes, colors & patterns.
Teacher: Jody Nebesnik
Fee: $2 per child
RSVP: Jody Nebesnik, email@example.com
Gr 4 & up: Creative Writing
Short, fun creative writing games & activities.
Teacher: Sandy Baehre Fee: FREE Class Size: 10 students RSVP: Amanda Bokus, firstname.lastname@example.org
12:00p - 1:00p
Potluck or bag lunch period. ***Please remember that co-op as a new nut free policy! This includes not only items brought for potluck, but also for holiday treats, snacks & bag lunches. If you are looking for a nut butter alternative, sun butter is OK to use! *** We will meet upstairs in the fellowship hall for lunch break. Potluck lunch is open for everyone attending! If your family has special dietary needs (vegan, gluten free, etc), please consider bringing a dish to share that you family can also eat! Families who choose not to participate in potluck are encouraged to bring a bag lunch.
If you’d like to participate in a potluck lunch please email Cathy Morin at email@example.com
12:35p - 12:55p
Children’s Chorus -- (grades PreK - 3) Students will be practicing songs for the spring sing at Meadowbrook Nursing Home. Children's Chorus is open to all children as long as they are old enough to stand with the group & not be a distraction to the other singers.
Teacher: Holly Warren
RSVP: Holly Warren, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Facebook Holly Warren. No need to RSVP unless the student is a new participant.
Youth Chorus -- (grades 4 & up) Students will be choosing a new set of songs to learn for the spring sing at Meadowbrook Nursing Home.
Teacher: Cheryl Lussier
RSVP: Cheryl Lussier, email@example.com, or Facebook Cheryl Corsetti Lussier. No need to RSVP unless the student is a new participant.
Current Events -- (middle/high school)
This weekly group will discuss and explore what is happening locally, nationally and around the world. Due to some of the content that may be discussed this will be for the middle school and highschool students only (with parental approval). Students will be asked to contribute weekly. This class will meet in the downstairs board room.
Teacher: Tammy Neureuther
RSVP: Tammy Neureuther, firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook Tammy Neureuther
1:00p - 2:00p
Community Service Project: This class is a continuation of the morning class, so that any students who were not free to participate in the morning session can participate in the afternoon one. Like the morning, students will be creating Valentine's themed items to be sold by the Elmore SPCA at their Have A Heart fundraiser on 2/7/15. Teacher: Robbin Miller Fee: $1 per child RSVP: Robbin Miller, email@example.com
Gr 2 & Up:
This class is an introduction and exploration of Spanish language, culture and themes. Students will be exposed to Spanish through games, stories, songs and art. Classes will be held 2/4, 2/18, 3/4 & 3/18.
Learning another language strengthens critical- thinking and problem solving skills. Language study also raises students’ cultural awareness and respect. Additionally language skills have been shown to positively affect standardized test scores, provide competitive career opportunities and wider possibilities in life. Second language acquisition and its’ benefits are most effective when begun at the elementary level and continued thereafter.
Some topics covered in this course are colors, numbers, body parts, animals, weather, greetings, adjectives and descriptions, action words, home life and classroom vocabulary. Classes will be conducted primarily in Spanish.
Teacher: Doug Zobel Class Size: minimum enrollment 6, maximum enrollment 12
Fee: $10 per class for first child per family, $5 for each additional child.
Dough is asking for a fairly firm commitment for students to attend all 4 classes (barring illness or emergency of course). RSVP: Dough Zobel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance: Checking Accounts & Financial Advice for the Future
We will learn how to set-up checking accounts, what features to look for, how to write checks, record checks, and balance them at the end of the month. In addition, we will quickly talk about some financial advice that will help them in the future. Teacher: Tammy Neureuther
RSVP: Tammy Neureuther, email@example.com
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.