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Session 12 Winter 2019 Class Catalog

10:00-10:50 First Period

K-2

A Whole Lot About Holidays

(Lauren Ofstedahl)

FREE

Have you ever wondered why we get presents at Christmas? Or why we eat a bunch of food at Thanksgiving? What’s the deal with all the American flag stuff on the 4th of July? We will answer these questions and more in this fun class about holidays! Every week we will learn about and celebrate a different holiday in class including Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve/Day.

K-2

Fun With Gardening

(Bethany Moore)

$3

Students will learn about gardening through a series of fun activities which will include using soil, handling worms, painting flower pots, learning about photosynthesis & building bird houses.

K-2

Language Arts For Little Lambs
(Kirsten Seastrand)

FREE

Everything is always better when it’s centered on Christ. Language Arts for Little Lambs will engage your child in dynamic fun lessons that center on the miracles of Christ while also reinforcing language arts skills. Each week in a delightfully fun and kid friendly way, your child will learn about Christ’s life and how to apply His teachings into their own lives. Each class will finish up with a related hands on art project that will reinforce language art skills in a fun way. (Students should be able to read beginner level 1 readers or higher. All teachings will be consistent with the doctrine taught in the King James version of the New Testament.) In addition to their art creations, your child will also come home each week with a new beautiful printed art card of Christ. They will also receive their own copy of the Holy Bible which we will practice reading from. We look forward to learning alongside your little lambs!

K-2

PE K-2
(Jocelinne Cabrera, Katie Zweber)

FREE

Fun Games in the Grass field
 

K-2

Waldorf Inspired Math / Form drawing
(Renee Wegner)

FREE

Learning math concepts and form drawing through stories and art continued

3rd-5th

Help I'm Writing a Story!
(Lori Anderson)

FREE

Using Picture Books for inspiration and creativity, we will complete activities and games that help spark the creative process needed for creative writing. Students need pencils, crayons or colored pencils and paper.

3rd-5th

Kids Who Make a Difference
(Danielle Friend, Jenny Johnson)

FREE

Kids Who Have Made a Difference in the World and How You Can Too!
Many people believe that they don’t have what it takes to make a difference to the world. They believe only people like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, and the likes, are capable of making a difference. The truth is, every one of us is put in this world to contribute and make a difference to the world in our own unique way! In this class we will learn about kids who have made a difference in their communities in big and small ways. We will pick a cause as a class and work towards making the difference in someone's life. This will be a class guided by the students. They pick the cause, they pick how they plan to reach the cause and hopefully...they even get to present their efforts to the person, group, charity they have helped!

3rd-5th

Magic Mystery Box
(Tina Escobar)

$1

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.

3rd-8th

Field & Flag Sports
(Paul Barbeau, Cassidy Barbeau)

FREE

Hop on the field and learn basic drills and play everything from football to capture the flag and maybe even make up our own games.

6th-12th

Independent Art
(Kristin VanValkenburgh)

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.

6th-8th

Musical Theater
(Emma Eelkema, Julie Eelkema)

FREE

Do you love to sing, dance, and perform? If you do, this is the class for you! We will be learning a routine to the song “The Greatest Show”. We will decorate t-shirts to be worn as our dance costume. (Singing and dancing experience is welcome, but not required.)

6th-12th

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.

6th-12th

Plant-Based Foods
(Addy Perez)

$3

Interested in helping the environment, saving animals and eating healthier? Then this class is for you. We will be making delicious foods and smoothies that are amazing and easy to make. We will also be learning some interesting fact about the benefits in eating vegan.

 

 

 

11:00-11:50 Second Period

K-2

Directed Drawing

(Lauren Moran)

FREE

We will be learning to draw by following step by step guides, while enjoying a story!

K-2

Face Painting
(Tina Escobar)

FREE

Face painting will be a fun creative class, we will explore painting techniques and cool designs.

K-2

Healthy Me
(Jocelinne Cabrera, Jessica Scheefer)

FREE

Your child will explore the field of health from body, to learning about exercise and even healthy foods.

K-2

Survival Skills For The Explorer In You!
(Christie Nelson)

$3

Let’s step outside and learn some basic and practical survival skills. Each young explorer will glean strategies to help them have fun and stay safe in the great outdoors. Water safety, first aid, map and compass reading and food preparation, are just a few of fun subjects we will cover. Students will participate in teamwork building, critical thinking activities and interactive scenarios, as they practice and prepare to take on new adventures.

K-2

Tea Party and Etiquette

(Heather Siani)

$3

Open to new students only. This was a high-demand class last session, and as a result, this is being offered to students who haven’t already tea-partied. If a student was in Tea Party and Etiquette last session, they will be removed.


We are going to learn all about what makes a great tea party, enjoy planning our tea party together, and learn manners that the Queen would approve of!

Please keep in mind that food and beverages will be a part of this class so we may need parent assistance if your child has a food allergy.

3rd-5th

Book Club: Sign of the Beaver
(Robi Frederick)

Purchase Book before class

Imagine you're 12 years old and left alone in the wilderness in Maine to fend for yourself for six months. No McDonalds, no microwave, no computer, no cell phone. Join us as we follow the book, Sign of the Beaver, together. We will read chapters at home, before class, coming prepared to have fun discussing, discovering, and digging deeper into this great novel. We will be reading 3-4 chapters per week at home. You can purchase the book or audiobook. It is very important that students come prepared, having read the chapters and that they bring basic school supplies each week (pencils, colored pencils or crayons, glue). There are 25 chapters, so here is how we will divide them by week: Come, having read the chapters for each week: Week 1: Chapters 1-4 Week 2: Chapters 5-8 Week 3: Chapters 9-12 Week 4: Chapters 13-16 Week 5: Chapters 17-19 Week 6: Chapters 20-22 Week 7: Chapters 23-25 Please plan ahead, so that you can come prepared the first day of class, so we can begin our adventure!

3rd-5th

Inventions and Their Inventors
(Jenny Combs, Michelle Galaz)

FREE

Inventions are fascinating and inventors are so much fun to learn about. Each week well have fun exploring the inventions and how they work and discuss the Inventors and how they changed the world we they lived in. Makes for a great history lesson and a lesson on appreciating what we have!

3rd-5th

Waldorf Inspired Math
(Renee Wegner)

FREE

Learning math concepts through stories and art. Our focus will be carrying/borrowing, early measures, number relationships, introduction into fractions, math games and riddles too!

3rd-8th

Drawing The Books Of The Bible
(Erin Lafferty)

FREE

Join us as we draw and color a full page representation of one or more of the book of the Bible.
The curriculum is designed for 4th grade and up. If you have a younger aged child, please note that at times there may be some themes or subjects from stories that are too much for a very young child, but I will do my best to be sensitive to that. Feel free to message me with any questions or concerns.

3rd-12th


 

VENDOR
Yoga Fusion Flow

(Cassidy Barbeau, Christina McMahon)

VENDOR

$70
(charter funds accepted)

Join us in the yoga spirit! Yoga means UNION, and in this beginner yoga class we will unite the body with the mind, and the mind with the breath. Students will learn sun salutations, proper Sanskrit names for asanas (poses) and go deeper into breathing techniques. (Pranayama) What could be more valuable than acquiring tools to combat stress and maintain emotional control in the ever-increasing fast paced society? Yoga is proven to help calm the mind and deepen emotional stability. No experience is required, just an open mind and commitment to your practice. Please bring yoga mat.

$70 Vendor fee payable to Desert Dragonfly Yoga due on the first day of classes

DDY is a vendor for many charter schools

6th-12th

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 great fit.

6th-12th

Creative Art Creations
(Karen Cardon)

FREE

Use your imagination to create from a variety of mediums. Cardboard, Wire, Sculpey, Ink, Paint, and Paper Mache are just a sample of what we might use. Remember to wear clothes that can get messy.

9th-12th

This class has been moved to 3rd Hour

Music Practice Hour
(Gina Cardon)

 

This class has been moved to 3rd Hour

 

1:00-1:50 Third Period

K-2

Sea Creature Explorers

(Alesiah Bolton)

FREE

Each week we will dive deep into the depths of the ocean to explore and learn about a different sea creature! Educational stories and fun crafts to coordinate with our weekly topics. If you’re excited to learn what’s swimming in the oceans around the world, this is the class for you!

K-2

Slime
(Sherry Galvan)

$5

SLIME!!! Slime let's have fun making a different type of slime each week.

K-2

Spanish

(Lorena Sarrouf)

FREE

Learn Spanish as you sing, play games, and practice speaking the language.

K-2

Unicorn Adventures!
(Jenny Johnson, Christina McMahon)

FREE

Do you believe in unicorns? We do! Let’s go on a unicorn reading adventure traveling all around the globe. Each week we will read a fun book about unicorns and then do a project related to the book. We will each have unicorn names, make unicorn tails, decorate/eat unicorn poop (cupcakes), get all glittered up and more! With this class we will get crafty and creative!
I will modify class if there are children with dietary issues!

K-5th

Nature Journaling
(Kim Knorr)

$2

Nature Journaling is thoughtful observation of our natural world through art, writing, and science. Using preserved and live specimens, photographic images, illustrations, and tools for collection, students will learn techniques for drawing trees, flowers, insects, animals, etc. Everyone will receive a hardbound sketchbook were we will experiment using watercolor, graphite, colored pencil, and pastel. We’ll also journey outdoors to capture the flora and fauna around us. This is an opportunity for kids to slow down, & calm mind and body, focus, and connect!

K-12th

VENDOR
Chess
(Rick Simms)

VENDOR
$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.

3rd-5th

First Aid for Kids
(Danielle Friend)

FREE

If your friend has an accident or someone collapses, do you know what to do? From nose bleeds to broken bones and other emergencies we will learn basic first aid and what to do until help arrives.

3rd-5th

Knitten Kittens + Sew Much More 3-5
(Loisa Bartlet)

FREE

If you are curious about knitting and not sure how to start, this is the class for you!! Come join us to learn Basic Beginner knitting. You will learn to create your own kitty cat by the end of this session. I will introduce other fiber art projects weekly to keep you interested in the wonderful world of yarn, cloth, felt, needles and thread!

3rd-5th

PE 3-5
(Allyson Emert, Katie Zweber)

FREE

Let’s get outside! The weather is going to be beautiful (and COOLER!) so let’s get out there and move. Be prepared for fun team games and challenges that move minds and bodies!

3rd-8th

On a Budget
(Lori Anderson)

FREE

Have fun and learn how to budget your income and expenses with interactive activities. We’ll learn how to plan expenses in relation to income and achieve a short-term goal. We will work with decimals and create bar graphs. Students need to bring pencils.

6th-8th

Brain Games
(Debbi Garcia)

FREE

An hour of games that strengthen your brain! In this class, we will be playing games that require STRATEGY- games like Risk, Battleship, & The Road to Katan. Some games might take more than one week... that’s ok. We’ll set them up and continue right where we left off. Grab a friend and join us for some fun!
A minimum of 4 students is needed for this class.

6th-12th

Makeup Artistry
(Kristin VanValkenburgh)

$20

Makeup Artistry is an exciting, hands-on makeup class for Middle and High School Students.

We will begin with the basics of skin care and color theory before diving into the following subjects: Makeup Artistry Tools, Supplies and Face Charts, Creating the Perfect Canvas (primers, color correctors, concealers and foundation), Contour and highlight, Blush, Lips, Eyes, Flash Lashes and Brows. We’ll cover the latest trends (cut creases) as well as industry basics such as the smoky eye and the “no makeup” look.

Each student will be both applying makeup and having makeup applied to them by their fellow students. Because of this, student participation and the use of proper hygiene is a must.

Class fee will cover the cost of disposable supplies as well as a starter makeup kit; for each student that they will use in class, and keep as their own.

9th-12th

Chemistry Expedition
(Danielle Foley)

FREE

This is a continuation of the concepts covered in the Fall chemistry course, but with a twist! New students are welcome! We will learn concepts of High School chemistry through exploration, games, activities, short videos, research, and lots of team work!

9th-12th Music Practice Hour FREE A section of time to practice your instrument(s) and have fun sharing what you have learned, as well as playing and learning with other students. The teachers will not be providing instruction. (Requirements: The student must bring their own instrument(s), have previous experience, and feel comfortable playing.)
       


 

2:00-2:50 Fourth Period

K-2nd

Crazy Messy Art
(Karen Cardon)

FREE

Let’s make a mess! We’ll have fun using different mediums and tools for art. Remember to wear clothes that can get dirty!

K-2nd

Draw Write Now (Book 4)
(Eulalia Domingues, Morgie McKnight)

FREE

We will learn to draw animals that live in the Arctic and the Antarctic and the backgrounds. Then we will focus on handwriting by copying simple 3-4 complete sentences from the book.

K-2nd

K'nex
(Sherry Galvan)

FREE

Knex fun filled skill building activity

K-2nd

Makers Gonna Make
(Joanna Kelley, Amanda Yeager-Leonard)

$3

Makers Gonna Make! We will focus on creating with our hands by tackling a different arty project each week, such as handmaking lil books, constructing figures from Sculpey clay, and filming a stop-motion video.

K-2nd

MythBusters
(Briana Loy)

FREE

Experience Science hands on! Each week we will do a new experiment. Join us this year for a celebration of curiosity, questioning, and experimentation- plus, of course, lots of fun. We will learn to build a hypothesis, analyze, and communicate our results.

2nd-12th

Intro to Guitar
(Amanda Niera,
MMT, MT-BC)

VENDOR
$70
(Inspire Vendor)

Intro to Guitar
This class will teach your child everything introductory to learning guitar. In this 7-week session we will learn how to tune a guitar, how to read guitar music, learning the difference between acoustic and electric guitars, and many 3 string chords that will allow you to play a variety of songs, learn how to pick and play a few songs along with many other things. Any type of 6 string guitar is acceptable. Guitars can be found at our local Guitar Center or on many local buy, sell and trade pages on Facebook. If the child is smaller as in under the age of 13, I recommend getting a quarter guitar. They can go to Guitar Center with their child and ask them to find a guitar that fits the size of the child! It is recommended (not required) for new younger beginners to put nylon strings on the bottom 3 strings of the guitar so that their fingers don’t get too sore. Guitar Center will be able to help with that. The book to purchase for the class is Alfred’s Kids Guitar Book Course 1. The book can be found online for around $10. The 7-week course is $70 per student due at the beginning of the first class. Cash or checks are accepted. The book we use in class is the book we would continue using in private lessons!

Private in home lessons are also available following this course if your child is still interested in guitar and wants to dig in deeper! It you have any questions please feel free to email me cvmusictherapy@gmail.com or call me at (319) 750-9045.

3rd-5th

Geology
(Kim Knorr, Addy Perez)

FREE

Fascinated by our dynamic earth? Join us for Geology! Together we’ll explore the rock cycle, rock types, weathering and erosion, plate tectonics, volcanoes and earthquakes, fossils, minerals, and more! Content will include researching concepts, observation, conducting hands-on projects and experiments, documenting results with lab notes, etc.

3rd-5th

WordPlay
(Nelson Amador)

FREE

Vocabulary, Riddles, Amusing Grammar and other Constructive Fun with Language.

3rd-8th

Fun With Clay
(Kiara Reyes)

$1

In fun with clay we will be working with polymer clay by following a tutorial or students will be encouraged to express their creativity. Each week we will be creating a miniature figurine or jewelry pieces (for both girl and boy). Students’ art work will be taken home to bake and glaze after every class and will be returned the following class.

3rd-8th

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.

6th-8th

Knittin Kittens Plus Sew Much More 6-8
Loisa Bartlett

FREE

If you are curious about knitting and not sure how to start, this is the class for you!! Come join us to learn Basic Beginner knitting. You will learn to create your own kitty cat by the end of this session. I will introduce other fiber art projects weekly to keep you interested in the wonderful world of yarn, cloth, felt, needles and thread!

6th-12th

America the Story of US
(Jenny Combs)

FREE

America The Story of Us is an epic 12-hour television event that tells the extraordinary story of how America was invented. With highly realistic CGI animation, dramatic recreations and thoughtful insights from some of America’s most respected artists, business leaders, academics and intellectuals, it is the first television event in nearly 40 years to present a comprehensive telling of America’s history. Elaborate, ambitious and cinematic, America The Story of Us will take you into the moments when Americans harnessed technology to advance human progress, from the rigors of linking the continent by transcontinental railroad, the internet of its day to triumphing over vertical space through the construction of steel structured buildings to putting a man on the moon. It is an intensive look at the people, places and things that have shaped our nation, and the tough and thrilling adventure that is America’s 400-year history. **This is a continuation of Session 1’s America The Story of US so we will begin on Episode 5

9th-12th

Chemistry Lab
(Danielle Foley)

FREE

Further the expedition with High School Chemistry Lab! In this class we will explore concepts of High School chemistry by applying proper lab practices and safety procedures. Remember: You ARE a scientist! Don’t forget your laboratory notebook, gloves, apron, and goggles!

 

 

CLUB

9-12

Yearbook Club
(Heather McCue)

FREE

For returning Yearbook students only
In this second session club, students will create a yearbook featuring all students and faculty of DVCLC. Second session will focus on page design and taking/uploading photos.