North Homeschool Co-op for March 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

Story Time -- PreK -- Lori Dick Parent/Child Yoga & Mindful Meditation -- All ages -- Lizzie Girard & Janice Stainken 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

1:00 - 2:00:

Spring Shamrock Bouquets -- all ages -- Jenn Cantwell
Introductory Spanish -- 2nd grade & up -- Doug Zobel Boardgames -- middle/high school -- Amanda Bokus

Free Play Room:  Kinex

11:00a - 12:00p

Preschool Story Time
Come and join Ms. Lori Dick, the facilitator of Peru Library's weekly story hour, for our preschool class. Along with reading a story, she uses crafts, songs, movement & role play to bring the story to life!

Teacher: Ms Lori Dick Fee: FREE RSVP: Allison Collier,

Elementary (K - 3rd):

Parent/Child Yoga

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,

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 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.   This session potluck will be featuring a taco salad bar. Common taco ingredients are needed. So far families have volunteered to bring: seasoned ground beef, cheese, sour cream, tomatoes, guacamole, & refried beans.
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.

1:00p - 2:00p

All Ages:
Make Spring Shamrock Bouquets
Make Spring shamrock bouquets by sewing green felt & buttons together. We'll use chenille stems to stick our "flowers" in a small pot of gold! Then the children can bring home some green to pretend that it's already Spring! Younger elementary students should have a parent on hand to help if needed. Teacher: Jenn Cantwell Fee: $3 per student, and if anyone has sharp fabric scissors to loan please bring them) RSVP: Jenn Cantwell,
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, 3/18 & 4/15

Learning another language strengthens critical- thinking and problem solving skills.  Language study also raises students’ cultural awareness and respect.  Additionaly, 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,

Board Games & Afternoon Free play  --

Board games for the all children will be set up in the board room (older kids) & preschool room (younger kids) 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.