North Country Homeschool Co-op 10/7/15

North Country Homeschool Co-op 10/7/15

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 2:00p or 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 to enjoy upstairs in the Fellowship Hall or next door at the playground!

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 --  Emilia Warren (set-up)
Fall Plant Walk -- K-2 -- Mike Burgess
Little House: In The Big Woods -- 3-5 -- Holly Warren
Harry Potter & Percy Jackson Trivia Fun -- 6-8 -- Amanda Bokus
Bicycle Maintenance, Part 2 -- 8-12 -- Joe Moracco

12:30 - 12:55:

Children’s Chorus -- PreK-3rd -- Holly Warren
Current Events -- middle/high school -- Tammy Neureuther

1:00 - 2:00:

Watercolor Art -- K-5 -- Shannon Stone
Forensic Science #1 -- 6-12 -- Amanda Bokus

Free Play Room:  Tinker toys

11:00a - 12:00p


Free Play Fun Day

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!


Elementary (K - 2nd):

Fall Plant Walk

Come join local homeschool dad & biology professor Mike Burgess for a fun hour exploring & learning about fall plants here in the North Country.

Teacher: Mike Burgess
RSVP: Susannah Burgess,

Gr 3-5:

Little House: In the Big Woods

This class is the first in a series of classes over the fall & early winter semesters that will be based off of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series.  Students will explore late 19th century pioneer life through lapbooking & hands-on activities taken from The Prairie Primer.

Teacher:  Holly Warren
Fee: $2 per child
RSVP: Holly Warren,

Gr 6-8:

Harry Potter & Percy Jackson Trivia Fun

Play trivia/jeopardy with Harry Potter & Percy Jackson facts.  We’ll be using questions gathered online, with material from the first few books of each series.

Teacher: Amanda Bokus
RSVP: Amanda Bokus,

Gr 8-12:

Bicycle Maintenance, Part 2

This class is a continuation of the bicycle maintenance & repair class offered by Joe Moracco last spring at co-op.  Students who didn’t attend the previous session are welcome to join in though!  Bring your bike if you wish.

Teacher: Joe Marocco
RSVP:  Samantha Marocco,

12:00p - 1:00p

Bag lunch period.

***Please remember that co-op has a nut free policy!  This includes not only items brought for bag lunches but also for holiday treats, snacks, etc.  If you are looking for a nut butter alternative, sun butter is OK to use! ***

We will meet upstairs in the fellowship hall and/or next door at the playground for lunch break.

12:30p - 12:55p

Children’s Chorus -- Gr. K-3

Students will be practicing songs for a Christmas recital at a local 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,

Current Events  -- Gr. 8-12

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


Watercolor Art
Warhol inspired leaf art, using watercolors.  Everyone will need to bring 4 medium-sized leaves.  Students should wear smocks or old clothes.

Teacher: Shannon Stone
Fee: $2 per student
RSVP: Shannon Stone,

Gr 6-12:

Forensic Science/CSI #1

Solve fun mysteries using science skills.  Analyze crime scene photos & lab reports, test hypotheses, collect evidence.  Lap components will include: dental impressions, fingerprinting, evidence collection & more!
Teacher: Amanda Bokus
Fee: $15 per student for supplies & booklets
RSVP:  Amanda Bokus, .  PLEASE RSVP BY 9/25/15.  Booklets & supplies need to be made/purchased.  Extra materials will not be printed “just in case” as the cost is prohibitive, so make sure to RSVP your student by the deadline!

Afternoon Free Play

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