Family Christian Homeschool Co-op
 

2021-2022 Class Descriptions

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Preschool Class Ideas

Motor Up

Teacher: Alli A.

Fun learning with games and art projects to help develop fine motor skills. (Cutting, gluing, coloring, eye/hand coordination, etc.) Simple classroom routines will be taught so are students will be ready for K-2 classes here at Co-op.

Fee: $0


Shake, Rattle & Roll

Teacher: Trisha G.

Students will enhance their gross motor skills through music, dance, movement, and play. Lots and lots of fun interaction going on!!!

Fee: $0

K-2 Class Ideas

Body Basics

Teacher: Kim H.

Investigate parts of the body and its God given function. Hands on activities each class..

Fee: $0


Literature and Legos

Teacher: Angela D.

We will explore the world of story through picture books and lego building challenges. Each week, we will read a new picture book, discuss elements of a story, figurative language, genre, and more while pairing the lesson with lego fun and a chance to present your creations to the class.

Fee: $0


Little Chefs

Teacher: Ashley P.

Learn how to make simple breaks and snacks without an oven or stove and the benefits of healthy food choices

Fee: $10


Travel the World

Teacher: Jessica H.

Get a passport and travel the world! Learn about a different country each week: Geography, culture, music, and food

Fee: $5

3-5 Class Ideas

Art Adventures (Possible Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Darya B.

Take a tour of the wonderful world of art! Students will use various media, such as oil pastels, watercolors, acrylic paints, and colored pencils to create finished works. Projects will vary from crafts, such as rock painting and making ornaments, to guided drawing projects, like negative space or observational drawings, to process art, where exploring with the materials is the focus rather than a particular outcome. Some projects will also focus on great artists and imitating their style.

Fee: $5

Additional Info: Students will need to bring with them an apron or shirt to protect their clothing.


Blood and Guts

Teacher: Kim C.

This is a class to help you explore the amazing territory inside the bag of skin you live in! How do your taste buds work? What makes your stomach growl? What is muscle memory? Why is it harder to balance when you can't see? Fight, or flight? We will learn about all of this and more. We will challenge our senses with activities experiments and put what we learn to the test each week. As a class we will dissect a kidney, an eye, and a brain (not individually). From Brown Paper School book: Blood and Guts You are many things. You are miles of blood vessels, hundreds of muscles, many thousands of hairs. You are a furnace, filters, and a fancy computer with a huge memory bank. You are a finely tuned organism with more parts than there are people in New York City. When you think about it, you're pretty incredible. *Reproductive anatomy will be omitted for this class.

Fee: $10

Additional Info:  Curriculum: Blood and Guts by Linda Allison


Bushcraft Survive and Thrive (Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Carrie E.

Bushcraft is the art of practicing skills in order to survive and thrive in the natural environment. We are going to learn about how to navigate, build shelters, animal tracks, fires, crafts, edible plants, and much more. We will also host a bushcraft field trip at our home, where you can put your skills into action. We may view some YouTube videos.

Fee: $3

Additional Info: Students will need to provide a 1-inch binder.


Crazy Concoctions (Possible Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Ashley P.

Science and art combine to teach and create! Kids will make many things from household stuff from bouncy balls to art supplies.

Fee: $10


Group Games (Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Carmen H., Pam R.

Plan to have lots of fun as a group with board games, card games, charades, a Christmas gift exchange and even some Family Feud. We will go outside occasionally for more active group games when the weather is nice. Everyone will be required to bring a game idea once during the year as well for the class to play. Friendly competition and great teamwork required!

Fee: $0 (students will need about $5 and a white elephant gift from home for gift exchange)


3-5 Gym (Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Cathy D.

Gym class is all about having fun, challenging your skills, and learning new things in a possitive and encouraging environment. Through a variety of activities and games we will develop communication, coordination, and cooperation skills. This class is for students that want to get moving and actively participate in each week's fun and games.

Fee: $0

Additional Info: Gym shoes required.


Hands On STEM

Teacher: Julie S.

This class will be full of fun and messy experiments! We will have a short lesson on various S.T.E.M. topics that explore the many branches of Science including biology, physics, chemistry and more. Students will then be given challenges in which they will apply the scientific method to build, design or test what they have learned. We will be using a variety of resources as we aim to make science and learning fun. A few of the experiments we will be doing include making volcanoes, geysers, egg drop competitions, paper airplanes, marble track races, solar experiments and much, much more.

Fee: $10

Legos

Teacher: Danita S.

Building life skills one block at a time. The LEGO Creation class activities are designed to engage students' creativity while building skills in the areas of problem solving, listening and following directions, communication, and cooperative work. Weekly journal entries will be completed to produce a year-end portfolio. This class has a one-time fee to cover the cost of the Legos.

Fee: $15


Musical Theater 

Teacher: Kristen L.

Lets sing, dance and show our acting abilities together. We will work on all your theater skills and help each other grow in our gifts and talents.
1st semester we will do a Christmas show and 2nd Semester we will do 4 or 5 Scenes from Mary Poppins Jr. Students are responsible for costumes. Fee is to cover scripts.

Fee: $20

Homework: Students will need to practice at home for a minimum of 1.5 to 2 hours a week depending on desired roll.


Small Cooks

Teacher: Brandi P.

We will be doing a mixture of no-bake and cooking this year! These kids are up for a challenge. However the aide and I will be in charge of the heat! We will also use a waffle iron and a electric (flat) skillet. We will put together a cooking scrapbook with recipes and pictures. I am incorporating a time of SHOW AND TELL. This will allow the students to share what they are cooking at home.

Fee: $40

Additional Info: Students will need a 2 in binder with 26 page protectors.

6-8 Class Ideas

Art Adventures (Possible Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Darya B.

Take a tour of the wonderful world of art! Students will use various media, such as oil pastels, watercolors, acrylic paints, and colored pencils to create finished works. Projects will vary from crafts, such as rock painting and making ornaments, to guided drawing projects, like negative space or observational drawings, to process art, where exploring with the materials is the focus rather than a particular outcome. Some projects will also focus on great artists and imitating their style.

Fee: $5

Additional Info: Students will need to bring with them an apron or shirt to protect their clothing.


Blood and Guts

Teacher: Christina U.

This is a class to help you explore the amazing territory inside the bag of skin you live in! How do your taste buds work? What makes your stomach growl? What is muscle memory? Why is it harder to balance when you can't see? Fight, or flight? We will learn about all of this and more. We will challenge our senses with activities experiments and put what we learn to the test each week. As a class we will dissect a kidney, an eye, and a brain (not individually). From Brown Paper School book: Blood and Guts You are many things. You are miles of blood vessels, hundreds of muscles, many thousands of hairs. You are a furnace, filters, and a fancy computer with a huge memory bank. You are a finely tuned organism with more parts than there are people in New York City. When you think about it, you're pretty incredible. *Reproductive anatomy will be omitted for this class.

Fee: $10

Additional Info:  Curriculum: Blood and Guts by Linda Allison


Bushcraft Survive and Thrive (Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Carrie E.

Bushcraft is the art of practicing skills in order to survive and thrive in the natural environment. We are going to learn about how to navigate, build shelters, animal tracks, fires, crafts, edible plants, and much more. We will also host a bushcraft field trip at our home, where you can put your skills into action. We may view some YouTube videos.

Fee: $3

Additional Info: Students will need to provide a 1-inch binder.


Cooking Around the World

Teacher: Carol A. and Elizabeth B.

Experience the dishes of Africa, the delicious foods of South America, and the sweetness of Europe as we “travel” around the world by cooking different foods enjoyed by many different countries. We will look at the geography of the countries we visit and keep a map “record” of our travels. Students will learn how to “whip”, “cream”, “blend”, “dice”, “saute” and more!

Fee: $40

Additional Info: Students will need a 3 ring binder to store their recipes and maps.


Fallacy Detectives

Teacher: Michaela F.

What is a fallacy? A fallacy is an error in logic a place where someone has made a mistake in his thinking. This is a handy book for learning to spot common errors in reasoning. The Fallacy Detective has been the best selling text for teaching logical fallacies and introduction to logic for over 15 years. Fun to use. Learn skills you can use right away. Peanuts, Dilbert, and Calvin and Hobbes cartoons. Includes The Fallacy Detective Game.

“Can learning logic be fun? With The Fallacy Detective it appears that it can be” - Tim Challies, curriculum reviewer.

“Cartoon and comic illustrations, humorous examples, and a very reader-friendly writing style make this the sort of course students will enjoy,” - Cathy Duffy, homeschool curriculum reviewer.

“I really like The Fallacy Detective because it has funny cartoons, silly stories, and teaches you a lot!” - 11 Year Old.

Fee: $0 but parents will purchase book. 

Additional Info: Reading and answering the questions in the workbook will take about an hour a week. We will go over the questions in class and student will grade as we go. It will be the parent's responsibility to give final grade for work book. Book includes answer key.


Group Games (Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Carmen H., Pam R.

Plan to have lots of fun as a group with board games, card games, charades, and active outside games when the weather is nice. Everyone will be required to bring a game idea once during the year for the class to play. Friendly competition and great teamwork required. We will have a Christmas gift exchange during the fall semester.

Fee: $0 (students will need about $5 and a white elephant gift from home for gift exchange)


6-8 Gym (Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Cathy D.

Gym class is all about having fun, challenging your skills, and learning new things in a possitive and encouraging environment. Through a variety of activities and games we will develop communication, coordination, and cooperation skills. This class is for students that want to get moving and actively participate in each week's fun and games.

Fee: $0

Additional Info: Gym shoes required.


Musical Theater 

Teacher: Kristen L.

Lets sing, dance and show our acting abilities together. We will work on all your theater skills and help each other grow in our gifts and talents.
1st semester we will do a Christmas show and 2nd Semester we will do 4 or 5 Scenes from Mary Poppins Jr. Students are responsible for costumes. Fee is to cover scripts.

Fee: $20

9-12 Class Ideas

50 People Every Christian Should Know

Teacher: Shannon C.

Who hasn't dreamed of being famous if only for a few days? What makes fame in a worldly sense? What makes fame in a spiritual sense? This book contains short 3-4 page biographies of spiritual giants of the faith. Each week the class will discuss the challenges to the spiritual giant and how he or she rose to that challenge. What can we learn from them.

Students will need to purchase the book and read the short biography prior to class each week. Each student will get to pick a biography or two depending on the size of the class and facilitate the discussion on their week to lead. There will be no writing assignments for this class, just discussion. I would estimate 30 minutes each week to read the biography and maybe an additional 30 minutes on the weeks that the student leads the class. Students can be creative as they like to help their fellow students unpack the treasures of these faith filled people. Accommodations can be made for students who are more introverted.

Fee: Students responsible for buying book, which sells for $14 new on Amazon but students are welcome to find it used elsewhere. No additional fees.

Homework: Read the short biography prior to class each week. Each student will get to pick a biography or two depending on the size of the class and facilitate the discussion on their week to lead.


Career Explorations and Life Skills

Teacher: Laurie T.

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up? What your gifts are and where you might fit in this world? Do you know how to prepare for an interview or live on a budget? What about changing a tire? Laundry basics, healthy living, proper social etiquette are just a few of the many life skills you will learn in this class. Come join our class and learn the how to's of life and be better prepared to navigate this world on your own.

Fee: $15

Additional Info: Minimal reading homework. Occasional worksheets and activities to complete outside of class. The books 50 Things Every Young Lady Should Know and  50 Things Every Young Gentlemen Should Know will be purchased for the students.


Creative Cardio- High School Gym

Teacher: Tiffany A.

Many of the traditional gym activities don't satisfy the Covid recommendations, so we'll get creative! Your high schooler can count on laughing, learning, and loving the body they're in all while getting their heart rates up and their minds built up!

Fee: $0

Additional Info: This is a high school credit! Students will be offered opportunities to lead activities.


Friendly Chemistry

Teacher: Laura W.

Friendly Chemistry... is that even possible? This high school chemistry course will explore God's wonderful design by examining the tiniest parts of our world beginning with the atom. We will use weekly experiments and activities to solidify the concepts we learn each week. This particular approach to chemistry is detailed AND engaging, presented in a clear and understandable manner and not over weighted with math. Students will be expected to read the lesson and complete some assigned exercises on a weekly basis. Exams will be given out and taken at home under the supervision of the parent. Exams will be returned the following and week and graded.

Each student will need to purchase a STUDENT EDITION. This is a combination text book with workbook pages. I do not recommend buying used as students will do homework IN this book.

It sells on Amazon new for $50 or students can purchase book through a group order for $42.50 (15% co-op discount from authors). I will take orders and payment by August 1st. We recommend that students have taken a high school level physical science or biology course before taking this chemistry course. There are no additional class fees for this class. There are 32 lessons in the book. We will cover 26 lessons during our co-op year. If families are interested, we will meet 3 additional times after co-op ends to cover the remainder of the text. That portion is completely optional.

Fee: Student responsible for buying book in description (around $42 to $50). No additional fees.

Homework: Physical Science and/or Biology as a prerequisite recommended. Students will spend 30-60 minutes/day average on homework.

Additional Info: Class will be offered for High School credit.


Group Games (Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Carmen H., Pam R.

Plan to have lots of fun as a group with board games, card games, charades, and active outside games when the weather is nice. Everyone will be required to bring a game idea once during the year for the class to play. Friendly competition and great teamwork required. We will have a Christmas gift exchange during the fall semester.

Fee: $0 (students will need about $5 and a white elephant gift from home for gift exchange)


High School Cooking

Teacher: Wendy H.

This class will concentrate on the fundamentals of basic cooking. We will concentrate on different variations of preparing meals. These young adults will be hands on in preparation and cooking of the meals as well as keeping their areas clean and maintaining a clean kitchen. The meals will consist of breakfast, lunch, dinner and some desserts. By the end of second semester the teens will teach and help prepare a meal of their choice. Students are welcome to bring an apron to protect their clothing.

Fee: $60

Additional Info: 1 in binder with 13 protective sleeves for recipes.


Tech Ministry 101 (Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Scott T.

Learn the basics of how to use technology as a ministry tool in your local church.
Course will cover introductions to a number of technology related topics.
Computer Basics
Networking
Multimedia Presentation Software
Sound Engineering
Video Production
Computer Graphics

Fee: $20

Additional Info: Offered for high school credit


Voice Lessons (Split-Semester Class)

Teacher: Jaime S.

Voice lessons will improve the singing voice through focus on proper breathing, posture, tone production, intonation, diction, phrasing, and ear training. Focus on healthy technique to ensure the longevity and health of the voice will be the main class objective. We will strive to increase knowledge of how the voice and body work in harmony and increase the enjoyment of music through the study of a variety of different musical styles. Students will be introduced to foreign language pronunciation through song choice (optional) and will develop basic sight-reading skills. Students will work on basic music theory concepts. Students will be required to practice outside of class time (muscle memory is an important part of a healthy singing technique) and a minimum amount of time outside of class may be required to study music theory concepts.

Fee: $10

Homework: Practice at home is strongly encouraged!