North Homeschool Co-op for February 18, 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
Winter Circle Time -- PreK -- Samantha Marocco
World Passport: Japan -- K-3 -- Holly Warren Handwork: Embroidery -- 4-6 -- Jenn Cantwell History: Creatin First Person Interpretations -- middle/high school -- Jan McCormick

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:
Make a Homemade Koosh Ball -- all ages -- Holly Warren
Introductory Spanish -- 2nd grade & up -- Doug Zobel Life Skills: Job Applications & Interviews -- middle/high school -- Tammy Neureuther


Free Play Room:  Tanagrams

11:00a - 12:00p
Winter Circle Time
Come join in a circle of winter fun: finger plays, songs, and stories that focus on the wonder of winter! After the circle, children can participate in a snowman building craft or enjoy free play. Parents can also do a craft creating a finger puppet that matches one of the winter finger plays.

Teacher: Samantha Marocco Fee: $3 per student Class Size: 10 RSVP: Samantha Marocco,

Elementary (K-3): World Passport: Japan

Come explore the island nation of Japan. Listen to "A Pair of Red Clogs" & learn about the Japanese flag, how to write 1-10 in Japanese, participate in a group science experiment learning how clouds are formed, & make a Japanese style paper lantern to bring home. Teacher: Holly Warren Fee: FREE RSVP: Holly Warren,

Gr 4-6:
Handwork: Embroidery
Students will learn how to embroider their own initials on a patch.

Teacher: Jenn Cantwell Fee: $2 for instructor to purchase embroidery hoops Class size: 10 RSVP: Jenn Cantwell,

Middle/High School:
Creating First Person Interpretations
History Class for 5th and above -- class dates -- 1/21, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18

Students will choose a time period, and person to interpret. It could be an actual person or a soldier, Native American, doctor, a young person from a period in time, etc.
We will use the internet to browse historic newspapers, contact museum and library archives, look for histories to assist developing an accurate historic presentation.
As an example how I have used this in the past… I was paid by a historical society to research an actual person and I created a one woman show for a historic tea they had.

At historic houses I created specialized tours around holidays researching what was going on in the town one hundred years earlier and incorporating it into the tour. You can create a special tour using journals and letters to enhance a special day or event.   Reenactors research what the life of a soldier, Native American, etc. What their average day was like, what they were paid, what they ate, etc. 

We will work together developing your character or historic persona and then video  your presentation. We can discuss how you would like your presentation video done. If you are able to do it at home, at a historic house, etc. and present it to the class that would be fine.  Those interested, please email Jan a person, idea or time period you are interest in so she can have some information ready first class.  If you have any questions and to register, please email Jan at

 Teacher: Jan McCormick
Fee: $3 per class OR $8 for the series
RSVP:  Jan McCormick,

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

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
Fee:  FREE
RSVP:  Holly Warren,, or Facebook Holly Warren. No need to RSVP unless the student is a new participant.

Youth Chorus -- (grades 4 & up) Students will be practicing songs to learn for the spring sing at Meadowbrook Nursing Home.
Teacher: Cheryl Lussier
RSVP:  Cheryl Lussier,, 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, or Facebook Tammy Neureuther

1:00p - 2:00p
All Ages:
Make Your Own Koosh Ball
Learn how to make Koosh style balls using just yarn & scissors! Each student will be able to make 1-2 Koosh yarn balls using the yarn they bring to class with them. A small amount of yarn will be on hand for any students who forget to bring their own. Additionally, if any families have clean, empty 1 gallon milk jugs they could contribute to this project please bring them as well. Teacher: Holly Warren Fee: FREE, but each student should bring 1 or 2 skeins of yarn in colors they like. RSVP: Holly Warren,
Gr 2 & Up:

Introductory Spanish

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.  
Doug is asking for a fairly firm commitment for students to attend all 4 classes (barring illness or emergency of course). RSVP: Dough Zobel,

Middle/High School:
Life Skills: Job Applications & Interviews
Students will learn about the process of filling out a job application, and tips to keep in mind when applying & interviewing for jobs
Teacher: Tammy Neureuther
Cost: FREE
RSVP: Tammy Neureuther,

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.