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September 11 - Friday
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

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September 18 - Friday
08:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Friday School
September 25 - Friday
08:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Clean Church
September 25 - Friday
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Friday School
October 2 - Friday
08:30 AM - 12:15 PM

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October 9 - Friday
08:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Clean Church
October 9 - Friday
12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Welcome to First Choice Central Portland

Christian Homeschool Co-op!

 

 

A ministry of Glisan St. Baptist Church

Located at 104th and Glisan Street in Portland Oregon

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If you are visiting this website, you must be a member to sign up for these classes.  They are listed here so that you may see what we are offering this fall.  If you would like to become a member,keep scrolling down to the get to know us section. You will find a request membership link.  Thank you for exploring what we are about!

 

Fall 2015

Catalog of Classes

 

*ONLINE* Registration

Go to www.fccentralpdx.org

Begins 8 AM August 31st

Closes 9 PM of September 2nd

 

*Friday School Kickoff*

September 11th, 10:00am-12:00pm

Mandatory Gathering!

Learn what classes you got

Pay for your classes

Receive important co-op information

 

Class Dates:

September 18th- November 20th

 

Presentation Night:

Friday, November 20th 6:30-8:00 PM

 

Class Schedule

8:15am                        Arrive

8:30-9:25                     Block A

9:30-9:55                     Chapel

10:00-10:10                 Snack

10:10-11:05                 Block B

11:10-12:05                 Block C

12:05-12:15                 Classroom Clean Up

12:20-1:15                   Optional D Block

 

 
 

Early Childhood Classes

0-4 Year Olds                                    

Tuition: $20 (covers all three blocks) Parents please provide your child’s snack.

 

Block A 

Stories and Crafts

Teacher: Susan

Let’s look at some all time favorites by Richard Scarry like Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, Best Nursery Tales Ever, Great Big Schoolhouse, What Do People Do All Day? and more. We will explore different types of crafts to go with our stories.

Block B

Basic Building Blocks for Music

Teacher: Lynette

Using rhythm and simple instruments as well as varied activities we will explore rhythm, tempo, dynamics, melody, note and rest values incorporating simple singing and movement. Students will get 1-2 rhythm instruments to keep.

Block C

Playtime!

Teacher: Hanna

Children will explore fun hands-on play with puppets, trains, Legos, play dough, puzzles, dinosaur dig, plastic animal zoo, sensory boxes, pretend fishing and games.

 

Block A

Dr Seuss Stories and Crafts

Teacher: Hanna

Co-teacher: Evie

Tuffula trees, Horton masks, trivia games and more! Each week we will read a Dr. Seuss book and do crafts and activities related to the story. Join us as we dive into the wonderful, imaginative world of Dr. Seuss!

Ages: 5-8                    Homework: None                Max: 12                                 Tuition:  $16

 

Charcoal Drawing

Teacher: Jenni

Co-teacher: Kristiana

We will explore charcoal, conte, and chalk pastel drawing in this class. I will introduce you to famous artists who have used these techniques and tools. The class cost covers a charcoal pencil, paper, and pastel chalk. Students are encouraged to draw subjects that they are interested in.

Ages: 9 & up              Homework: <1 hr/wk         Max: 12                                 Tuition:  $25

 

Handwork and Literature

Teacher: Angela

Co-Teacher: Holly

We will be reading and discussing the class book My Side of the Mountain, about a boy surviving in the wild. We will be doing handwork and crafts that accompany the book. Students are to read chapters each week for homework and come to class prepared to discuss the plot and thematic elements while we craft together. Please provide your own copy of the book—Powell’s had several copies last time I checked.

Ages:  10 and up       Homework:  1-2hr/wk       Max:  8                                   Tuition:  $14

 

What’s a Cook to Do?

Teacher:  Mandy

This class will be offered as a year-long class. We will study what makes a good recipe, nutrition, food preparation, meal planning, food service/table setting, hospitality, and etiquette. We will learn some new cooking and baking skills. Each student will make their own cookbook through the course of the classes. The cost of the class includes the materials and recipe ingredients.

Ages:  12 and up       Homework:  1-2 hr/wk      Max:  8                                   Tuition: $30

 

Block B

 

PE—Room 116

Teacher:  Evie

Come build strength and endurance. We will play games and have fun while improving our physical health. This is a great opportunity to participate in group games and use up some stored energy.

Ages: 6-9                    Homework: None                Max:  10                                 Tuition:  $8

 

What is That Smell?

Teacher:  Crystal

What is Bromidrosis? Halitosis? What causes B.O.? Dandruff? Acne? In this class we will learn what these things are, why and how they happen, and how to prevent or minimize them. We will also be making homemade deodorant, shampoo bar, toothpowder, and a couple other hygiene products to help keep you looking, feeling, and smelling clean.

Ages:  9 & up             Homework: <1 hr/wk         Max:  8                                   Tuition:  $25

 

Treasure Island Notebooking

Teacher:  Mandy

Ahoy mateys! Get to know pirates of old with this class. We will listen to the book Treasure Island and learn about the lives of pirates. We will create a notebook full of pirate crafts and interesting facts.

Ages:  9 & up             Homework: <1hr/wk          Max:  8                                   Tuition:  $14

 

Charcoal Drawing

Teacher: Jenni

Co-teacher: Susan

We will explore charcoal, conte, and chalk pastel drawing in this class. I will introduce you to famous artists who have used these techniques and tools. The class cost covers a charcoal pencil, paper, and pastel chalk. Students are encouraged to draw subjects that they are interested in.

Ages:  9 & up             Homework: <1 hr/wk         Max:  12                                 Tuition:  $25

 

 

Block C

 

Make and Give Gifts

Teacher:  Holly

Co-Teacher: Lynette

In this class, we will be making an estimate of 8 crafts. These, can be given to family or friends. The crafts vary from painting to bracelet making and involve painting, cutting, braiding, glitter, and imagination.

Ages:  5-8                   Homework:  None               Max:  10                                 Tuition:  $20

 

PE

Teacher:  Angela

Co-Teacher: Kristiana

Come build strength and endurance. We will play games and have fun while improving our physical health. This is a great opportunity to participate in group games and use up some stored energy.

Ages:  9-11                Homework: None                Max:  12                                 Tuition:  $8

 

What is That Smell?

Teacher:  Crystal

What is Bromidrosis? Halitosis? What causes B.O.? Dandruff? Acne? In this class we will learn what these things are, why and how they happen, and how to prevent or minimize them. We will also be making homemade deodorant, shampoo bar, toothpowder, and a couple other hygiene products to help keep you looking, feeling, and smelling clean.

Ages:  9 & up             Homework: <1 hr/wk         Max:  8                                   Tuition:  $25

 

 

Writing Skills

Teacher:  Sandy

Co-Teacher: Jennifer

This curriculum identifies and teaches the seven critical and specific qualities of well-written and  interesting writing: Ideas, Organization, Voice, Word Choice, Sentence Fluency, Conventions, Presentation.After a quick review of the two previous qualities, Ideas and Organization, we will focus on Voice, Word Choice and, if time allows, Sentence Fluency. We will define each trait, examine samples, discuss, then  practice the trait in class and through homework.

Most students come into class with trepidation, but quickly learn that writing is fun when they undrstand the skills.

Ages:  11 & up           Homework:  1-2 hrs/wk     Max: 10                                  Tuition:  $12

 

Treasure Island Notebooking

Teacher:  Mandy /Alisa

Ahoy mateys! Get to know pirates of old with this class. We will listen to the book Treasure Island and learn about the lives of pirates. We will create a notebook full of pirate crafts and interesting facts.

Ages:  9 & up             Homework: <1hr/wk          Max:  10                                 Tuition:  $14

 

Block D

What’s in the Bible?

Teacher:  Mandy

We will watch an episode of What’s in the Bible with Buck Denver created by Phil Vischer (one of the creators of Veggie Tales). We will do a craft or activity that goes with what we learned that day. This class is designed for the younger siblings of the PE students.

Ages:  3-11                Homework:  None               Max:  N/A                              Tuition:  Free

 

PE

Teacher:  Jenni

Come build strength and endurance. We will play games and have fun while improving our physical health. This is a great opportunity to participate in group games and use up some stored energy.

Ages:  12 & up           Homework: None                Max:  15                                 Tuition:  $8

 

If you are interested in joining us in the fall be

sure to read through the "Get to Know Us"

section of the website and apply for membership. 

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us!

 

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CURIOUS ABOUT

FIRST CHOICE CENTRAL PORTLAND?

 

We are a Christian Homeschool Co-op in the heart of the Portland area reaching out to homeschooling families and connecting them in the community.

Are you looking for a one-day-a-week program for your outside activities?  Friday School is what you’re looking for!

 

What is Friday School?

Friday School is a wonderful, one day-a-week cooperative program at the heart of the First Choice Central Portland ministry.  We meet for classes at Glisan St. Baptist Church during two sessions each year: Fall and Spring.  Each session runs about eight to ten weeks, depending on the calendar year and holidays.

 

What We Do

Nursery and early childhood education program one day-a-week

Kindergarten-High School classes one day-a-week

Encourage homeschool parents

Help new homeschoolers get started

Organize group field trips for families

Offer new friendships and opportunities for students

Christ-centered community outreach to homeschooling families

 

Friday School is only possible through the cooperative effort of all our members.  Each Friday during our sessions, all enrolled families come together for a half day of chapel, classes, fellowship, and fun!

 

Why We Do It

Our heart is to come alongside, connect, encourage, lift up, and support homeschooling families like yours.  We believe that God has equipped you with everything you need to educate your children at home.  Our mission is to help build up a community of Christian homeschoolers that will help you go the distance.   We look forward to serving alongside you, and ministering to your family in a way that will encourage and inspire you.