North Country Homeschool Co-op 10/21/15

North Country Homeschool Co-op 10/21/15

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)
Folktales & Storytelling Games -- K-3 -- Lizzie Girard
Ancient Egypt -- K-3 -- Beth Notch
Little House: Farmer Boy -- 3-5 -- Holly Warren
Nutrition #1 -- 6-12 -- Maria MacKay

12:30 - 12:55:
Children’s Chorus -- any age -- Maria MacKay & Aaron Dupree
Current Events -- middle/high school -- Tammy Neureuther

1:00 - 2:00:
Pumpkin Art -- K-5 -- Shannon Stone
Forensic Science #2 -- 6-12 -- Amanda Bokus

Free Play Room:  Cars & Car Ramp

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):

Folktales & Storytelling Games

Dive into the world of folktales & storytelling!  In this class I will tell the Liberian folktale The Vingananee and the Tree Toad.  We will discuss common characteristics of all folk tales, what makes them special, and how this story fits the mold of a folktale.  We will also play a variety of storytelling games

Teacher: Lizzie Girard
RSVP: Lizzie Girard,

Ancient Egypt
Learn about the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.  We will discuss myths, monuments (sphinx & pyramids), mummies, language (hieroglyphs), and the importance of the Nile River.

Teacher: Beth Notch
Class Size: 12
Fee: $2 per student
RSVP:  Beth Notch,

Gr 3-5:

Little House: Farmer Boy

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 5 -12

Nutrition #1
A two part class focusing on nutrition!  Come learn about all 5 food groups, their main nutrients, and the role those nutrients play in the body.  Learn the basics of reading a nutrition label.  Everyone will have the option of recording their food & exercise for a few days, and will also have the option of analyzing their records in the 2nd class.  See how different foods measure up when dealing with serving sizes.
Teacher: Maria MacKay
Class Size: 12
RSVP: Maria MacKay,

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 -- any grade

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: Maria MacKay & Aaron Dupree
Fee:  FREE
RSVP:  Maria MacKay, monster_mcgee@yahoocom

Current Events  -- Gr. 6-12

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


Pumpkin Art

Parent participation is would be very welcome in this class.  Especially for the younger students!

Teacher: Shannon Stone
Fee: $4 per student
RSVP: Shannon Stone,

Gr 6-12:
Forensic Science/CSI #2

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.