Desert Valley Creative Learning Collaborative Desert Valley Creative Learning Collaborative Desert Valley Creative Learning Collaborative Desert Valley Creative Learning Collaborative
 

Class Catalog

 

Class Title

Grade Range

Instructors

Time

Description

Additional Supplies Fee

Before Co-op 9:15-9:40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASB (Before Co-op)

6th-12th

Jenny Combs, Breaha Velador

Before Co-op 9:15-9:40

Please join us for our very own ASB CLUB!!! We will be meeting every Friday from 9:15-9:40 (BEFORE CO-OP) during our Co-op Sessions. We will be planning Fundraisers, Spirit Days for the Co-op, Festivals and more!! Let's have some fun and make this CO-OP the best year yet!

$‎ 0

1st Hour 10:00-10:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ages 0-4 Indoor/Outdoor Play

Ages 0-4 Pre-School

Megan Friese

1st Hour 10:00-10:50

Indoor/outdoor play using music, games, toys to develop your little ones motor skills

 

$‎ 0

 

Kihon - Karate Basics

K-2nd

Isabella (Student Teacher) Smith

1st Hour 10:00-10:50

Join Sempi Isabella in learing the beginning basics of Karate-do (the way of the empty hand). In this class you will learn kihon (basic) movements and an intro into the japanese laguage as it applies to karate. Onegaishimasu (please) join us for the fun!

 

$‎ 0

 

Singing Class K2

K-2nd

Michelle Mendoza

1st Hour 10:00-10:50

In this class will focus on vocal techniques and learning to perform songs individually and as a group. During each class a few students will be asked to sing a portion of one of their favorite songs to sing and we will work on techniques to help them use their voices to the best of their ability. Not every student will sing individually each week but part of learning is learning from others as well.

 

$‎ 0

 

Gardening A

Kinder-12th All Grades

Gayle Olsen

1st Hour 10:00-10:50

Various gardening projects throughout the day; join us for one hour or all 3, hourly activities will not repeat

$‎ 0

 

Games, Fun, and Teamwork!

3rd-5th

Faith Chinnock

1st Hour 10:00-10:50

During this class we will have fun, cooperative games that help build connection, confidence, and community. Your child might be surprised by how much they are capable of in the team-building activities! This class will be a co-creation... your children will share what they would love to do during the course and will have opportunities to lead/teach. What's something your child would love to share with their classmates? Let's do it!

 

$‎ 0

 

Natural Remedies 3-5

3rd-5th

Jeanie Leffel

1st Hour 10:00-10:50

In this class we will explore the healing properties of plants and natural ingredients to provide relief from simple ailments such as chapped lips, sunburn, muscle aches, simple colds and bug bites. We will be making our own remedies to take home each week (lip balm, healing salve, bath salts, shower bombs, herbal tea and elderberry syrup ), so there will be a $12 materials fee for the class. Please let me know ahead of time if there are any allergies, so I can adjust the recipes accordingly for your family.

$‎ 12

 

Chess Strategy

3rd-12th

*Vendor*, Kyler Narvaez

1st Hour 10:00-10:50

*Vendor Fee* See note regarding fee for this class.

Chess Strategy will be a fun and exciting class! Students will learn how to think ahead, focus, and problem solve in a high-spirited environment. They will learn the basics of Chess like moving each piece, as well as more advanced skills like Opening Theory, Fool's Mate, and Forking. I can't wait to introduce the wonders of problem solving through chess to all the students.

This class is being offered by Kyer Narvaez at a special introductory rate of $50 for 6 weeks. Venmo, Zelle, Apple Pay, Cash, and Check accepted payable directly to Kyler Narvaez on the first day of co-op or before.

$‎ 0

 

Crochet

6th-12th

Michelle Alwes

1st Hour 10:00-10:50

We will explore the basics of crochet and plan to finish at least two projects depending on the skill of the kids in the class. Possibilities: scrunchie, head band, slippers, granny square pouch, or water bottle holder. Students would need to supply a crochet hook and yarn. I will bring yarn for the first week to learn basic skills.

 

$‎ 0

 

Drawing: Key Elements of Better Drawing

6th-12th

Tina Escobar

1st Hour 10:00-10:50

We will explore some of the key elements for more realistic drawing.

Line - Shape - Form - Value - Texture - Light - Space

Loosen up for greater accuracy in your drawings. Break complex subjects down into easy to draw shapes. Use variety in line to create the illusion of form and light through line quality. The concept of cross contour lines can help us to better understand the form of a subject and determine directional stroking when adding shading to a drawing.

Materials Fee: $10 - includes Sketch Book and Pencil Set

*** This may be a continuing class into future sessions that will explore more advanced drawing skills.

$‎ 10

2nd Hour 11:00-11:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ages 0-4 Sensory Play!

Ages 0-4 Pre-School

Kiara Marshall

2nd Hour 11:00-11:50

In this class I will set up a sensory bin with different sensory activities to help stimulate the child's senses. Sensory play encourages scientific thinking, development of motor skills, and helps build nerve connections in the brain.

 

$‎ 0

 

Attitude of Gratitude

K-2nd

Nicole Bonilla

2nd Hour 11:00-11:50

In this class, your child will explore all the things & blessings all around us for which they're grateful. We'll explore mindfulness and emotional literacy. We'll learn affirmations and prayers of gratitude. We'll also learn about the gift of giving.

 

$‎ 0

 

Story Adventures

K-2nd

Heidi Booth

2nd Hour 11:00-11:50

Children will be diving into a fun and exciting story, read aloud by the teacher. Followed up with a fun craft that reflects the story we read.

 

$‎ 2

 

Gardening B

Kinder-12th All Grades

Gayle Olsen

2nd Hour 11:00-11:50

Various gardening projects throughout the day; join us for one hour or all 3, hourly activities will not repeat

$‎ 0

 

Apologia Zoology: Land Animals

3rd-5th

Michelle Alwes

2nd Hour 11:00-11:50

This session I will introduce the study of land animals. We will cover carnivorous mammals from the families canidae (canine), ursidae(bear) and felidae(feline) and marsupials. We will do most of the hands on work in each chapter plus some of the collaborative book work.

Required text: https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/005555/Exploring-Creation-with-Zoology-3-Land-Animals-of-the-Sixth-Day.html?

The rest of the book will be taught in the winter and spring sessions.

$‎ 0

 

Paper Quilling

3rd-5th

Lauren Moran

2nd Hour 11:00-11:50

Quilling is an art form that involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued together to create decorative 3D designs. It is a tedious task, but it is so very fun!

$‎ 3

 

Games

6th-12th

Dari Metivier

2nd Hour 11:00-11:50

Conversation and fun with board and card games! Please feel free to bring any games you would like to share with the class.

 

$‎ 0

 

Intro to Forensics

6th-12th

Nicole Smith

2nd Hour 11:00-11:50

We have all seen forensic scientists in TV shows but how do they really work? What is the science behind their work? This class aims to explain the scientific principles and techniques behind the work of forensic scientists through various case studies and activities. Parents, keep in mind that we will be viewing some actual crime scene photos and documentries. Some of the images and discriptions may contain sensitive material for some students.

 

$‎ 5

3rd Hour 1:00-1:50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ages 0-4 Open Room 3rd Hour

Ages 0-4 Pre-School

 

3rd Hour 1:00-1:50

open classroom

 

$‎ 0

 

Fall Art

K-2nd

Ginger Gisi

3rd Hour 1:00-1:50

Create a Fall themed art project each week to take home!

 

$‎ 3

 

Gardening C

Kinder-12th All Grades

Gayle Olsen

3rd Hour 1:00-1:50

Various gardening projects throughout the day; join us for one hour or all 3, hourly activities will not repeat

$‎ 0

 

Singing Class

3rd-12th

Michelle Mendoza

3rd Hour 1:00-1:50

In this class will focus on vocal techniques and learning to perform songs individually and as a group. During each class a few students will be asked to sing a portion of one of their favorite songs to sing and we will work on techniques to help them use their voices to the best of their ability. Not every student will sing individually each week but part of learning is learning from others as well.

 

$‎ 0

 

American Girl History: Meet Molly

3rd-5th

Heather Siani, Lauren Ofstedahl

3rd Hour 1:00-1:50

Do you like American Girl dolls? Are you interested in World War 2 History? Come Meet Molly! Molly tells her story of life in America during WW2 with her father away caring for wounded soldiers and her mother working for the Red Cross. We will be creating a lapbook for each student to save and refer back to. You will want to read along with us at home in the Meet Molly book.

$‎ 0

 

Games

6th-12th

Dari Metivier

3rd Hour 1:00-1:50

Conversation and fun with board and card games! Please feel free to bring any games you would like to share with the class.

 

$‎ 0

 

Natural Remedies

6th-12th

Jeanie Leffel

3rd Hour 1:00-1:50

In this class we will explore the healing properties of plants and natural ingredients to provide relief from simple ailments such as chapped lips, sunburn, muscle aches, simple colds and bug bites. We will be making our own remedies to take home each week (lip balm, healing salve, bath salts, shower bombs, herbal tea and elderberry syrup ), so there will be a $12 materials fee for the class. Please let me know ahead of time if there are any allergies, so I can adjust the recipes accordingly for your family.

$‎ 12