The North Country Homeschooling group seeks to provide homeschooling support and activities to those living in the Northern NY counties of Clinton, Essex, and Franklin. Activity information is available via email, blog, and Facebook. Homeschooling support is provided though Facebook and a variety of monthly support groups. The North Country Homeschooling Group is open to anyone who homeschools or who is thinking of homeschooling. There are no membership fees.
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)
Folk tales Part 2 & Puppet Making -- K-3 -- Lizzie Girard
Paper mache Fabric Bowls -- 3-8 -- Amanda Bokus
Perspectives in Art -- 8-12 -- Jody Nebesnik
12:30 - 12:55:
Children’s Chorus -- any age -- Maria MacKay & Aaron Dupree
Current Events -- middle/high school -- Tammy Neureuther
1:00 - 2:00:
Arts & Crafts Free Play -- K-3 -- Holly Warren (set-up) Little House: On The Prairie -- 3-5 -- Holly Warren
Forensic Science #2 -- 6-12 -- Amanda Bokus
Free Play Room: Lincoln Logs
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!
Fee: FREE RSVP: Drop in
Elementary (K - 2nd):
Folk tales Part 2 & Puppetmaking
In this class we will further explore the folktale The Vigananee and the Tree Toad. We will look at the characters more in depth and create a sock puppet of the Vigananee. Students will each receive a copy of the story so they can put on their own puppet show for friends and family. Please RSVP right away to ensure enough supplies!
***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
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.
A wide variety of art mediums -- chalk pastels, water colors, stencils, etc -- will be out for students to explore with throughout the afternoon.
RSVP: Drop in
Little House: On The Prairie
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.
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!