Homeschool Co-op for April 1, 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

Spring Circle Time -- PreK -- Samantha Marocco Welcome Spring Crafts -- K-3 -- Sandy Baehre Fairy Tales on Trial -- 4th & up -- Cheryl Lussier & Amanda Bokus

12:35 - 12:55:

Children’s Chorus -- PreK-3rd -- Holly Warren Youth Chorus -- 4th & up -- Cheryl Lussier Current Events -- middle/high school -- Tammy Neureuther

1:00 - 2:00:

April Fools Jokes -- K-3 -- Sabine Clark
Stretching & Conditioning -- 4-6 -- Emi & Holly Warren Board games -- middle/high school -- Tammy Neureuther

Free Play Room: Melissa & Doug floor puzzles

11:00a - 12:00p

Spring Circle Time

Come join in a circle of springtime fun: finger plays, songs, and stories that focus on the joy of Spring! After the circle, children can participate in wet felting craft or enjoy free play. Parents can also do a craft creating a finger puppet that matches one of the Spring finger plays.

Teacher: Samantha Marocco Class limit: 10 Fee: $3 per child RSVP: Samantha Marocco,

Elementary (K - 3rd):

Welcome Spring Crafts

This class will be making 3 short crafts to welcome Spring! ~ Making fire starters from egg cartons & fabric scraps. ~ Making pipe cleaner button flowers.
~ Making pony bead necklaces
Teachers: Sandy Baehre Class limit: 10-12 Fee: $2 per child, plus any cardboard egg cartons you have on hand RSVP: Amanda Bokus,

Gr 4 & Up:

Fairy Tales on Trial Fairy Tales on Trial is a 5-session class where kids will study character education using fairy tales & simulating investigation & trials. Students will use critical reading, analytical thinking and writing, speaking and drama skills. This class will meet 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29 & 5/6. Teachers: Cheryl Lussier & Amanda Bokus Fee: $2 per student to cover each students copy of the materials, to be paid at first class only.
RSVP: Cheryl Lussier,

12:00p - 1:00p

Potluck or bag lunch period. ***Please remember that co-op has 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

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
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

K-3: April Fools Jokes This class will be about different April Fools jokes. Bring your sense of humor & your favorite April Fools joke to share! Teacher: Sabine Clark Fee: FREE RSVP:


Stretching & Conditioning In this class, students will learn about the importance of stretching before exercising, and also learn some basic conditioning exercises. The stretches & exercises will be based off what the students at Trudeau's Gymnastics learn as they advance through the levels. Emi Warren, under the supervision of Holly, will be teaching this class. Emi is a Level 5 gymnast at Trudeau's with 6 years of gymnastics experience.

Teacher: Emi & Holly Warren Fee: FREE RSVP: Holly Warren,
middle/high school:

Board Games
This will be a time for the older kids to play their favorite board games & socialize a bit. Bring your favorite game to share!

Afternoon Free Play
There will also be building blocks, basic art supplies, the free play room, and other items to help keep our youngest co-op members entertained throughout the afternoon.