North Country Homeschool Co-op 4/15/15

North Country Homeschool Co-op 4/15/15

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

Preschool Free Play -- PreK -- Lynn Bushey
Fun With Mad Libs -- K-3 - Samantha Marocco
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:

Intro to Spanish -- 2nd & up -- Doug Zobel
Chalk Pastels: Flowers -- all ages -- Holly Warren
Intro to Poetry -- middle/high school -- Samantha Moracco

Free Play Room: Cars & Blocks

11:00a - 12:00p

Free Play Fun Day

Come join in a fun day of free play in the preschool room. Toys, books, arts & crafts will be set up for our youngest members to explore with Mom & Dad or on their own!

Teacher: Lynn Bushey

Elementary (K - 3rd):

Fun With Mad Libs
In this class we will use Mad Libs to reinforce the concepts of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. We will create many funny stories about all kinds of subjects while learning about language and playing with words! Be prepared to laugh a lot; Mad Libs are very silly!

Teacher: Samantha Moracco
Class limit: 8-10
Fee: $4 per child, students will bring home a Mad Libs book of their own at the end of class RSVP: Samantha Moracco,

Grades K-3 Yoga & Mindful Meditation

This class is open to all ages. 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 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

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.  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,
All Ages: Chalk Pastels: Flowers Learn how to make beautiful flowers using chalk pastels! Co-op has pastels to share, but if your family owns pastels please bring your box so there is enough to go around. Teacher: Holly Warren
RSVP: Holly Warren,

Middle/high school:

Intro to Poetry Come experience various forms of poetic expression! You'll read poetry, listen to poetry, and watch poetry being performed. My goal is to convince you that poetry is great, but if I don't accomplish that, I would love to at least share some great poems with you! The poems I will be sharing with you will cover a variety of topics, from spring to prime numbers! If you already have a favorite poem, please be sure to bring it with you to share with the group.

Teacher: Samantha Moracco
RSVP: Samantha Moracco,

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.