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Session 3 Spring 2019 Class Catalog

10:00-10:50 First Period

K-2

Outdoor Games

Jocelinne Cabrera

FREE

Active & Fun Games in the Grassfield

K-2

Creative Art

Karen Cardon

FREE

Have fun using your imagination and unique materials! We'll be trying out paper mache, polymer clay, yarn, wire, and natural materials. Remember to wear clothes that may get messy.

K-2

All About California

Michelle Galaz

FREE

  1. will be exploring our home state. Learning our state bird, flower, flag, capital and much more. will be making lapbooks to take home at the end of session.

K-2

Days of Creation

Lauren Ofstedahl

FREE

In six days the Lord created the heavens and the Earth. On the seventh day He rested. Every week we will learn about the wonderful things God created as outlined in Genesis chapter 1 and do a fun craft.

K-2

Dive into Science with the Magic School Bus

Katie Zweber, Allyson Emert

FREE

We will watch the best of the Magic School Bus and then do fun related projects/experiments!

K-5

Draw Write Now

Morgie McKnight & Eulalia Dominguez

FREE

We will be using Draw Write Now Book 5. This book is based on American History. So we will read a short story book that relates to that week’s picture. Then follow step by step drawings. Afterward we will copy few short sentences from the book.

3-5

Magic Mystery Box

Tina Escobar

FREE

Magic Mystery Box What’s in the box? It could be an art project or a science experiment. We will have fun discovering what to do with items in the box. Paper crafts, mini electric motors and LED lights are a few of the favorites. Part of the fun is not knowing what the mystery the box will hold from week to week

3-5

Games Galore Indoor and Out

Julie Eelkema

FREE

Let's get together and play games. Board games, card games, dice games, party games, running games, hula hoop games, parachute games... We will have fun playing while focusing on respect, honesty, and sportsmanship.

3-5

Blood and Guts: Human Body

Danielle Friend

FREE

Inside your body bag (known as skin) there are miles of blood vessels, hundreds of muscles, and many thousands of hairs. Your body is a filtration system, a furnace and a super computer! In this class we will explore the amazing thing we call the human body.

3-8

Things You Didn’t Know About History

Addy Perez

FREE

  1. class will blow your mind! We will learn fun facts about the White House and some Presidents. We will also learn about dinosaurs you’ve never heard of and amazing new discoveries.

6-8

Famous American Holidays

Breaha Velaodr

FREE

We will study some of the lesser known holidays on our calendars as well as a few well known ones. Martin Luther King’s birthday; Memorial Day; Labor Day; Veterans Day; Columbus Birthday; Fourth of July, Thanksgiving;

6-12

Independent Art

Kristin Van Valkenburgh

FREE

Independent Art is a self-paced, self-directed art class for Middle and High School students. Bring your supplies, join your friends and listen to music as you sketch, draw and create your way through the hour. Watercolors and all dry media - including digital art - are welcome.
The instructor is happy to discuss projects, offer advice, share art tips and techniques and/or leave you entirely alone. This is your class, and your time to create.

6-12

PE 6-12

Ashley Nickolopoulos

FREE

This PE class will provide the student with a fun atmosphere where we sweat, work hard, compete, and get coordinated. Kids will be expected to where closed toed shoes, bring a water bottle, and be able to be pushed to work hard.

 

 

 

 

 

11:00-11:50 Second Period

K-2

Human Body

Heather Siani

FREE

Each week we will explore a different working part of our body (some may take more than a week). Come learn about the skeletal, circulatory, nervous systems and more!

K-2

Princess In the Making

Alesiah Bolton and Jessica Scheefer

$5.00

Each week we will imagine, create, make, pretend and design with crafts, stories, jewelry making, roll playing, etc! We are Princesses in the Making, because every princess starts somewhere!!

K-2

Modes of Transportation

Jennifer Pollard/Michelle Braley

FREE

How do you get from one place to another? There are many ways to travel, by Land, by Air, and by Water.. In this class we will explore a few!

K-2

Feelings: Understanding and Managing them

Krysten Brillo

FREE

Everyone has Feelings. All feelings matter. They all serve a purpose. Sometimes our emotions, especially when we're very young, can be overwhelming. Let's explore feelings and how to manage strong, and sometimes overwhelming ones.

K-2

Bugs!

Briana Loy

FREE

Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! Are they pests or pals? Come find out about some crazy bugs. What their purpose is and how they live.

3-5

Magic School Bus- Dive In!

Katie Zweber, Allyson Emert

FREE

Let's dive into science with Ms. Frizzle and the Gang! We will watch the best episodes and then get hands on exploring science!

3-5

Game Time!

Christia Mantzke

FREE

In this class we will be playing strategic board games such as “Risk” “Battleship” “Backgammon” and more! Bring your plotting minds and come play!

3-5

PE 3-5

Lorraine Olivarez

FREE

Physical Education: soccer, softball,....

3-5

Art Snacks!

Amanda Yeager, Joanna Kelley

FREE

Art Snacks! is an independent art class; students are to come prepared to make art with their own supplies of their choice brought in from home. We will enjoy background music and a small (vegan) snack. Teachers will bring in some art references and some drawing prompts for anyone that needs a lil inspo.

While quite conversations are encouraged, this is an independent hour, all Art Snackers are expected to be able to remain on task without disrupting others.

Sharing of art work is lovely but not required in the least.

3-8

Wonders of Watercolor

Vendor: Tina Escobar

VENDOR FEE $45

Wonders of Watercolor – Learners will experience the wonderful world of Watercolor. We will paint birds, boats, flowers, landscapes and more. Individual creativity is encouraged throughout the process. We will explore color theory, color mixing, styles, and techniques; all through step by step instruction. All materials will be provided and students will keep their watercolor paint set at the end of the session. This is a Vendor Offered Class

Register Online at www.artistatheart.net or Request an Enrichment certificate from Inspire or River Springs Charters.

Email: tina@artistatheart.net Tina Escobar - Artist at Heart
Vendor Fee: $45

6-12

Creative Art

Karen Cardon

FREE

Have fun using your imagination and unique materials! We'll be trying out paper mache, polymer clay, yarn, wire, and natural materials. Remember to wear clothes that may get messy.

6-12

ASB

Ashley Nickolopoulos

FREE

Join us in ASB as the student leadership team. We will work together to provide the co op student body with amazing events throughout the session to make memories for a lifetime. This class will take time and energy in and outside of co op. If you want to learn how to work together with your peers, learn work skills, and are willing to have a great work ethic, this class will be a wonderful fit. Most lunches you will be working first half hour.

6-12

The Beauty of Words

Jocelinne Cabrera

FREE

Creative expression, reading and writing poetry, and spoken word

 

 

1:00-1:50 Third Period

K-12

Chess

Vendor: Rick Simms

VENDOR FEE $50

$50.00 session fee to vendor, payable on first day of session, cash or check

Our chess program is designed to teach children a fun game and great life principles. Most electronic games, TV and Internet dull our children’s minds, while exposing them to instant gratification, quick fixes and easy answers. Chess delivers the exact opposite. Our instructors teach patience, concentration, planning, calculation, values and more. Hands-on play will bring sportsmanship, strategies and sharp tactics including pins, traps and double attacks. Planning in the opening, middlegame and endgame will offer your child different ideas, concepts and solutions. Notation and the use of clocks for intermediate-advanced players will prepare them for competition tournaments.

On the first day of class parents need to come prepared to pay the instructor directly via cash or check, payable to Rick Simms. A minimum of 10 students are needed or class will be canceled. Chess boards will be provided during class.

K-2

Slime Time

Nikcole Moniz, Sherry Galvan

$5.00

Make a new tyoe of slime every week and discuss the science behind polymers.

K-2

Growth Mindset Creativity

Sarah Pena

FREE

Grow a positive attitude toward yourself through arts and crafts. Create posters, cards

, and other inspirational crafts to remind yourself how awesome you really are.

K-2

All About Reptiles and Amphibians

Kendra Van Valkenburgh & Coral Combs (student teachers)

FREE

Learn about all kinds of reptiles, from colorful chameleons and tiny turtles to terrifying crocodiles. Learn about how these creatures slither, climb, hunt, and disguise themselves, complete with essential facts on anatomy, life cycle, and behavior.

K-2

Ocean Exploration

Lauren Moran

FREE

We will be learning about the ocean and its inhabitants, through reading and crafts!

K-5

Building Thinking Skills

Nelson Amador

FREE

Building Thinking Skills
Based on the critical thinking company books: This award winning series develops verbal and spatial reasoning skills necessary for success in reading, mathematics and science. The book used (not required to buy) is grade 2-3. Beginning reading and writing recommended.

3-5

People in History

Jennifer Pollard/ Michelle Braley

FREE

Learn about Inventor Alexander Graham Bell, The perseverance of the Wright Brothers, Master painter Leonardo Da Vinci, The brave Joan of Arc, Selfless Harriet Tubman, The astronomer Galileo, and The Native American Princess Pocahontas! All of these wonderful stories in a short 30 minute animated video even adults love! <3 Discussions, activities, or crafts will be done to help remember these wonderful People!

3-5

Creative Projects from the Middle Ages

Kim Knorr

FREE

In this class we will journey through the Medieval world by way of creative projects and interesting literature. Crafts, building activities, and hands-on techniques reveal the work of daily life and common trades of the time period. We’ll peruse food, textiles, ships, castles, scientific developments, feudalism, medicine, manuscripts, and more. Let’s illuminate this “dark” period of history!

3-8

Let's Play Minecraft

Gayle Olsen

FREE

Join us to play Minecraft on your device. Spend the hour playing Minecraft and sharing ideas with one another. We do not have wifi strength to play servers in class; however we have a private server (Computer version) that we can connect to outside of Co-op. Please bring your own laptop or tablet with Minecraft installed.

3-8

Environmental Science

Kiara Marshall Reyes

FREE

In this class we will be learning on the effects of pollution, carbon foot print and other harms to our environment. We will watch educational movies/videos and make art with recycled materials. We will also be learning about self sustainability and positive impacts that we can do to help our planet earth ??

6-12

Current Events: Writing

Kacey Shaughnessy

FREE

What in the world is important to YOU?

This class gives students the opportunity to lead their own class, share what is important to them, and strengthen public speaking, communication, and writing skills.

In this course, students will need to bring a news article to class each week. These articles can include local news, international news, business, sports, environment, art & culture, or even politics. Students will be given the opportunity to present their article to the class, participate in a healthy, kind discussion with classmates, consider different viewpoints to article, and write a response to each article. These written responses will vary each week, but will include responding to critical thinking prompts, creative writing, expository writing, and more.

6-12

Makeup Artistry LAB

Kristin Van Valkenburgh

FREE

Makeup Artistry LAB is a creative, hands-on makeup class for Middle and High School Students. Each class will begin with a 15-minute demonstration of a specific makeup look, trend or technique followed by free time to practice your art.
Every student will be both applying makeup and having makeup applied to them by their fellow students. Because of this, participation and the use of proper hygiene is a must.
There is no class fee for this session, and new students are welcome!
However If you are new to the class, you'll want to purchase the "starter kit" that the other students are currently using. This includes an eyeshadow palette and a small brush set that can be found here:
BH Cosmetics "Ultimate Artistry" https://www.bhcosmetics.com/collections/best-sellers/products/studio-pro-ultimate-artistry-42-color-shadow-palette
BH Cosmetics "Mini Pink Perfection" Brush Set
https://www.bhcosmetics.com/products/mini-pink-perfection-6-piece-brush-set?nosto=categorypage-nosto-2
*** PLEASE NOTE: You can usually find discount codes / sales for BH Cosmetics