Classes at ELCC

Class Offerings

Our goal is to offer classes each year in sequence. Practically this means that if a child participates in a science this year, the subsequent science will be offered next year. Class sizes and Teachers are indicated after class name.

The hour by hour class schedule can be found here

Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten

Nursery –

There is no fee for ELCC's nursery. Parents my use both nursery areas to change, nurse, play and relax with their child throughout the day. However, we do ask that if you need your nursery aged child watched, register so we can be sure that we have volunteers available.

Our nurseries are located on the second floor, across from the office and in the preschool room. Those who do use the nursery, we would appreciate a donation of a few diapers and a pack of wipes. See Melinda Larson if you have any questions.

Preschool Classes –

Our preschool classes are designed for children who will be 3 by 7/31/2021, but are not yet ready for kindergarten. Class sizes and activities will depend upon the number children in this age range and their parent's participation. Children who are 2 1/2 are often permitted to move into Preschool second semester if they can listen carefully, follow directions, share and are not a disturbance to the class. See Melinda Larson if you have any questions.

Morning Playtime No Teacher – 9:00 - 9:55am

Our preschool room is open to parent supervised play for this period. Please respect our toys and space, and clean up prior to the start of our next period.

Games and PuzzlesMindy Larson– 10:00 - 10:55am

Time to wake up those little minds, work on fine motor movements and practice following directions with some beginner level games and puzzles. We will set up 2-3 different areas each focusing on a different level of development. One area will be a guided game, one area will be a self led designing area with legos, snap blocks, bristle builders or mosaics and a third area with large puzzles. This hour will be designed to engage all ages and levels.

Cost: $10 per semester Supplies: Each Semester we ask that parents donate a snack to share with the class


Letters and Numbers - Mindy Larson - 11:00 - 11:55am

Preschool classes are always changing and flowing to the ages and temperament of the kids so we will ready a variety of activities to introduce children to letters and numbers. Class will start with circle time reading books, singing songs or introducing the days concepts followed by an activity to reinforce the concept followed by free play.

Cost: $10 per semester

Supplies: Look on donation sheet in the classroom to see what is needed for the semesters activities

Story and CraftMindy Larson - 12:45 pm - 1:40 pm

Join us each week for a fun story and accompanying craft to introduce kids to many different mediums of art. Throughout the year we will color, cut and paste, paint, sculpt, weave and build to bring stories to life.

Cost: $10 per semester

Supplies: Each Semester we ask that parents donate a snack to share with the class

Little Science Explorers-Mindy Larson- 1:45 – 2:40pm

In this fun and exciting class we will explore science through hands on experiments. Be ready for fun as we will sometimes be working with color, water, bubbles, dirt, outdoors and more!

Cost: $10 per semester

Supplies: Look on donation sheet in the classroom to see what is needed for the semesters activities

Free PlayNo Teacher - 2:45pm -3:40pm

This is a time of free play, just be sure to clean up the toys before you leave. Parents supervise this hour so there is no teacher or fee.

The following supplies will be provided: Worksheets and craft supplies for the year, musical supplies, active play supplies (mats, balls) non toxic (Crayola) crayons, chubby pencils, erasers, glue sticks, and safety scissors.

Kindergarten (2 hours- 10am and 11am)– Amy Fraunfelter

This course is designed for children who are currently working on kindergarten curriculum and may be of benefit to some first graders. Kindergarten class this year will take a trip around the world with many stops for learning! Working through the alphabet using a letter for each week, we the first hour will focus on geography, world cultures, animal science and habitats, and emphasize phonics and math concepts in fun, interactive ways. Class will include Bible memory to music, circle time, movement, and crafts. This class is suited for a child who is able to recognize most letters and is ready to learn letter sounds. This is a two hour class from 10am – 12pm. All supplies provided

Cost: $28 per semester/per hour

Onsite Therapies

Speaking of Speech offers onsite Speech and Occupational Therapy which can be billed directly to your JPSNS scholarship.

Art

Art Classes - taught by Diana Andrews

Primary Art K-2nd graders Diana Andrews

We will be looking at various ways to be creative. Dr. Seuss, Wayne Thiebaud, Seurat, and Georgia O'Keefe. Watercolor, acrylic, crafts, graphite, pen and marker. Realism, Pop Art, Expressionism, Impressionism, Illustration, and cartooning. We will be working on developing observational skills and personal life skills ~ Signing in, getting class bag from hook, getting own supplies off the supply table, listening, waiting, working independently and with others, verbal clues not helper/teacher do the work for them, taking turns, raising hands, and answering questions. Includes all art supplies.

~ per semester $70 class fee

Elementary Art 3rd – 5th graders Diana Andrews

We will be looking at various ways to be creative. Bob Ross, Grandma Moses, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Jasper Johns. Ink, Acrylic, fabric, graphite, and watercolor. Crafts, Chinese Brush painting, Realism, Stylized, and Folk art. Landscape, Figurative, Wild Life, and Still Life. We will be working on developing observational skills, critique/discussion and personal life skills. Includes all art supplies.

~ per semester $70 class fee

Middle School Art 6th - 8th grade Diana Andrews

We will be looking at various ways to be creative. Rembrandt, Robert Burridge, J.M.W. Turner, and Andy Warhol, Acrylic, mixed media, Art journaling, graphite, mono printing, and watercolor. Realism, Expressionism, Pop Art, and Abstract. Figurative, Landscape, Wild Life, Still Life. We will be working on developing observational skills, critique/discussion and personal life skills. Includes all art supplies.

~ per semester $70 class fee

Art Mastery 9th -12th grade Diana Andrews

We will be looking at various ways to be creative. Andrew Wyeth, Da Vinci, Eric Carle, Charles Reid, President Bush and Prince Charles. Acrylic, watercolor, collage, graphite and mixed media. Realism, Expressionism, Story Book, collage, and Impressionism. Still life, Landscape, Figurative, Wild Life. We will be working on developing observational skills, critique/discussion and personal life skills. Includes all art supplies.

~ per semester $70 class fee

Artisan Projects - Any Age Diana Andrews

This hands on art class is a great way to incorporate art through crafting. We will incorporate wet felting, wood weaving, string art, nature printing, paper sculpture, jewelry making, wool, wood, string, nails, flowers, fabric, paper, wire, tools, and beads. Perfect for the budding maker or the hesitant artist.

~ per semester $80 class fee


Drama, Music and Music Lessons

ELCC Theater Arts - Marshal Sillin

This year long class is designed as a safe space for students to explore the art of theatre and the basic fundamentals of stagecraft. Students will have fun learning or building upon what they already know about theatre through games, improvisation, scene work, movement, and vocalization, all while fostering heightened focus, mutual respect, collaboration, creativity, and confidence.

The class is based on a structured framework that allows for some flexibility for the students to tailor their learning to the skills they wish to develop. Topics available for the students to choose from include stage combat, character development, play writing, Shakespeare, stage makeup and costuming, auditions, creating headshots and resumes, and more!

Cost: $25.00 per semester (PLEASE NOTE- this class is in addition to the ELCC Drama Troupe (2nd semester), it does not replace the Drama Troupe)

ELCC Drama Troupe (2nd Semester only)

This Club meets immediately after co-op from 4 - 5:30pm each week and is focused on the spring drama production. Auditions for a part are cast over the winter break (usually January) and can be done either in person or over zoom. **PLEASE NOTE** ELCC drama troupe is separate from the Theater Arts class being offered at co-op. (although, taking this class will help you with lots of acting skills!)

Commitment for the show includes: Weekly practices on Thursdays from 4-5pm (drop off is permitted for this activity) Blocking schedules will be out in early February so not every student will need to stay every week in February. Show dates are May 18 and 19, beginning in May we will add the following practice dates (May 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th)

Cost to participate is $30 plus participation in a drama fundraiser (or buyout) and includes:

Student script, musical cd, show dvd, and show tee shirt. Parents are responsible for basic costuming for their student, however there is an extensive costume closet at co-op.
Supplies needed: Pencil, Script (brought to every practice)

Piano/Instrument Lessons - Marie Nichols

Piano and Instrument Lessons are available at an additional cost with Marie Nichols These must be arranged with the teacher directly. Current students are scheduled prior to new students.

K-­6th Music - Marie Nichols

K - 6th Music is designed to teach musical concepts and skills to 1st – 6th grade. This class will have vocal warm-up along with fun songs to learn. We will learn solfege, notes reading, and notes on the piano. We will learn and see different instruments families. We will have hands on materials and games to make learning music fun. We will learn about some of the famous composer.

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Supplies: Pencil, crayons

Hymnal Choir - Marie Nichols

This class will work on singing notes, melodies, harmony, beats and rhythm. Students will perform at both Hoopla events and learn to sing a variety of hymns. Open to all ages, including parents!

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Physical Education/Sports/Health/Dance

K-2nd Physical Education - Mindy Larson

This class will focus on learning athletic skills while exercising and having fun. We will take a sample of popular sports and work on improving personal level of play. Muscle strengthening, strategy, teamwork and sportsmanship will be underlying themes.

Cost: $25.00 per semester, join anytime

3rd - 5th Physical Education – Mindy Larson

This class will focus on learning athletic skills while exercising and having fun. We will take a sample of popular sports and work on improving personal level of play. Muscle strengthening, strategy, teamwork and sportsmanship will be underlying themes.

Cost: $25.00 per semester, join anytime

6th - 8th Physical Education – Marshal Sillin

This class will focus on learning athletic skills while exercising and having fun. We will take a sample of popular sports and work on improving personal and team level of play. Muscle strengthening, strategy, teamwork and sportsmanship will be underlying themes.

Cost: $25.00 per semester, join anytime

9th - 12th Physical Education with Health and Nutrition – Marshal Sillin

This class will have the dual focus of learning athletic skills while having fun and an overview of high school health and fitness. We will take a sample of popular sports and work on improving personal and team level of play. Muscle strengthening, healthy habits, strategy, teamwork and sportsmanship will be underlying themes. Class will split (boys/girls) for any topic that might be even a little bit sensitive. Mr. Sillin will lead the boys while Mrs. Kemp leads the girls. This class will meet the high school requirements for Health and PE if taken for a full year.

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Irish Dance for Beginners - Kayce Long

An introduction to basic Irish dance movements (jumping, hopping,skipping and pointing), counting the beats and having fun with Irish dance. Introduction to Irish Dance technique and basic soft shoesteps, focusing on coordination, balance and musicality. Incorporatesfun dance games to improve dance skill and timing! This classintroduces dancers to the soft shoe jig and reel.

Students will need to purchase shoes and wear comfortable clothingthey can move in. Students must be at least 5 to join the class- open to all ages.

Supplies: Shoes (optional) additional supplies needed as students advance.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Dance - Keri Sanders

Do you like the idea of dancing but feel lost or nervous? Come join the relaxed fun of finding the beat to clean dance music while learning popular line, circle, and square dances and some limited partner dances like the swing and cross-step waltz. Music styles, with clean and/or Christian lyrics, will include Pop, Country, Latin, Swing and Waltz among others.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Little Ninjas - Mark Jones

For ages 8 and under. This class is primarily focused on teaching the basics of proper form and technique on how to effectively block and throw punches and kicks, and to build confidence while learning discipline and self defense. We teach and expect our students to speak to and treat the instructors, other students, and themselves with respect. The approach is done with patience and stern kindness, while encouraging students to maintain a good attitude. Lessons will also include basic grappling techniques, sparring, and fun games. Sparring is not a requirement for taking this class, but it is encouraged as students learn proper technique and build confidence. Upon enrollment of this class, it is required that parents and students are in agreement that the students are to never, ever, use the techniques learned in this class to bully, intimidate, or harm in any way, any person or being, who is not behaving aggressively towards them. Students who follow instructions and put effort into their martial arts practice will learn to walk and speak with confidence, treat others with respect, and prevent themselves from being bullied. Comfortable and durable clothing is best but not required.

Cost: $20.00 per semester

Optional Supplies: White Gi (Uniform), by the time first belt obtained. $15 - $20 depending on size when ordered through instructor at wholesale price. May also be purchased online.

Martial Arts for Beginners - Mark Jones

For Ages 9 and up. This class is primarily focused around building confidence while learning discipline and self defense. We teach and expect our students to speak to and treat the instructors, other students, and themselves with respect. The approach is done with patience and stern kindness, while encouraging students to maintain a good attitude. Students will learn how to properly block and throw punches and kicks, and how to do so with strong physical force. Lessons will also include basic grappling techniques, sparring, and fun games. Sparring is not a requirement for taking this class, but it is encouraged as students learn proper technique and build confidence. Upon enrollment of this class, it is required that parents and students are in agreement that the students are to never, ever, use the techniques learned in this class to bully, intimidate, or harm in any way, any person or being, who is not behaving aggressively towards them. Students who follow instructions and put effort into their martial arts practice will learn to walk and speak with confidence, treat others with respect, and prevent themselves from being bullied. Comfortable and durable clothing is best but not required.

Cost: $20.00 per semester

Optional Supplies: White Gi (Uniform), by the time first belt obtained. $15-$20 depending on size when ordered through instructor at wholesale price. May also be purchased online.

Skill Building

Bushcraft for Kids 1st - 5th - Leigha Hickman

A class to provide kids with basic survival skills to include orienteering, foraging, water filtration, and wilderness first aid. The students will work on a lot of handicrafts to develop skills and tools for bushcrafting, and will learn about plants, wildlife, and the elements to consider when going out into the wilderness. Includes ranger beads, feathersticks, tie-dye bandanas, neckerchief slides and much more!

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Sewing/Quilting - Cathy Ward

In this class students 3rd grade and up will learn the basic skills of the art of quilting. From learning the parts of a sewing machine, using the machine, straight stitches and hand sewing stitches. The importance of accurate measuring, cutting and sewing will be taught. Students will learn how to shop for fabric, the importance of fiber content and the use of a color wheel. Students will need to purchase fabric, batting and thread for their project. Please wait to purchase fabric until after the 1st class so the student selects the correct material from the store. Any student who has a sewing machine at home is encouraged to bring the machine to class each week.

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Supplies: sewing machine (if possible), package of new machine needles (universal size 70/9 or 75/11) small scissors to cut thread, straight pins, hand sewing needles (Betweens or Quilting), large safety pins (approx 2" - 2 1/2")

Elementary Photography - Casey Green

Designed for students 3rd -5th grades - This is a first introduction to photography. Learn about light, exposure, composition, and angle. We will focus on the basics of good photos and work from there to incorporate action shots, dim lighting shots and develop a personal style. Students will learn how to take pictures of people, still life objects, and landscapes and create a portfolio from their best pictures in the class.

Supplies: Carmera, Memory Card, or Cell phone

Cost: $70.00 per semester

Middle School Photography - Casey Green

Designed for students 6th -8th grades - Learn how to get off auto mode and use Program mode, Shutter Priority, and Aperture Priority. Control your flash. Get perfect exposure with no more harsh orange or blue hues. Shoot in dark rooms easier. Get action shots and get the artsy blur. Learn how to take pictures of people, pets and landscapes. Students will create a portfolio from their best pictures in the class.

Supplies: Carmera, Memory Card, or Cell phone

Cost: $70.00 per semester

Advanced Photography - Casey Green

This class will work on helping photography students develop better and better images, advanced skills, marketing your craft, as well as some basic photo editing and graphic design. Students will need to bring a laptop to class. This class may also help with the yearbook.

Supplies: Camera, Memory Card, Laptop

Cost: $70.00 per semester

Real Life - Kim Davis

This class cover many real life and practical skills that high school students will need. Includes lessons about budgeting and money management, how to file taxes, paying bills, interview skills, first work experiences, building a resume, developing good work and study habits, choosing a college or career, and includes the 8 week course "Relationships under Construction" hosted by Heartbeats. Includes all supplies.

Cost: $25.00 per semester (please note - students who want to attend only the RUC portion of the class should schedule study hall but can attend RUC for free)

Rhetoric

Courageous Communicators - Charissa Fee

This class is designed for 4th - 8th graders. In Acts 4:13-20, the religious leaders were astonished by the courageous words of Peter and John and knew they had truly been with Jesus. In this course, we will explore many aspects of oral communication and learn to speak with confidence to groups of all sizes. We will learn practical tips for public speaking, become mindful of non-verbal communication cues, recognize persuasive techniques in advertising and, even, explore careers in communication. There will be a mixture of public speaking exercises, guest speakers and group projects all designed to build confidence in public speaking and critical thinking.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Public Speaking Gavel Club - Karla Schaefer

This class is designed for 5th grade and up (adults welcome)


Speaking in public, whether it is for a company presentation or in front of a large public audience, can be a frightening experience, but with proper planning and practicing you can reduce the amount of anxiety you will experience and develop the self-confidence needed to deliver a killer talk or presentation. In this class you will learn:

  • How to create engaging presentations

  • How to best prepare for giving a talk, mentally and physically

  • How to deliver a great talk with confidence like a professional speaker


Cost: $25.00 per semester

Apologetics - (6th - 8th) Jessica Dermer

This two semester course will study Christian Apologetics in the first semester and focus on Worldview Apologetics in the second semester. Apologetics is the explanation of or defense of Christian faith. The purpose of this course is to help strengthen the faith of young Christians and prepare them to share their faith. It will equip them with the confidence to answer difficult questions, and help them to think critically to understand biblical worldview, as well as other worldviews common in today's culture. Class materials will be provided. We will reference (do not need to purchase) I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Dr. Frank Turek, The Case for series by Lee Strobel, Voddie Baucham sermons, Chip Ingram, as well as several other authors and pastors.

Cost: $20.00 per semester

Yearbook and Trailblazers Tribune - Morgan Allen

This is a year-long, fast-paced class for 6th - 12th graders who would like to be part of publishing our yearbook and our co-op newsletter. This class will equip the students with an understanding of the principles and practices of journalism: how to recognize good stories, gather facts through skillful interviewing and research, develop good editing skills, create feature articles that inform and engage readers, how to engage in photo journalism, and learn to work as team. To ensure the newsletter is published on time, we will be use Google Classroom to keep track of assignments.

Supplies needed: folder, notebook, pen/pencil, if possible computer and camera

Cost: $20.00 per semester

Robotics and Coding

WeDo Lego Technology - Amy Fraunfelter

This class is designed for students in K – 3rd grades, who have never taken a Lego class, and will incorporate the Lego WeDo program. Student teams will build a variety of models including chomping alligators, drumming monkeys, whirring airplanes, spinning tops, and roaring lions.

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Mind Storms Lego Technology Lab - Melissa McAllister

This class is designed for students in 4th – 6th grades. Student teams learn to build robots that move, monitor sensors, and use advanced programming techniques. You'll build increasingly sophisticated robots like the Strider (a six-legged walking creature), the CCC (a climbing vehicle), the Hybrid Brick Sorter (a robot that sorts by color and size), and the Snatcher (an autonomous robotic arm). Numerous building and programming challenges throughout encourage you to think creatively and to apply what you've learned.

Cost: $30.00 per semester

SPIKE - Fun with Robotics - Melissa McAllister

Using the Lego SPIKE education Kits, Students in 6th - 8th grades will combine colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch. SPIKE engages studentsthrough playful learning activities to think critically and solve complexproblems, regardless of their learning level. From easy-entry projectsto limitless creative design possibilities, including the option to exploretext-based coding with Python, SPIKE helps students learn theessential STEAM and 21st century skills needed to become theinnovative minds of tomorrow... while having fun! (Prior Lego Robotics classes highly recommended)

Cost: $35.00 per semester

Intro to Web Design - Morgan Allen


This course is designed to build websites by using site builder. A site builder is a no-code website tool. We will be using Google Sites. This requires a Gmail account. The website will not be published but will be saved to their Gmail account. Your student will be taught graphic design, color theory, blogging, and overall functionality of a websites.


Materials needed: Notebook, pen/pencil, computer (if possible)

Cost: 25.00 per semester

Foreign Language

American Sign Language 1– Tina Jones

All ages

This introduction to American Sign Language will focus on basic phrases and vocabulary, as well as numbers and the alphabet. Students will have themed lessons and games for topics like family, weather, play, greetings, feelings, and much more! All supplies provided.

Cost: $20.00 per semester

American Sign Language 1.5 - Tina Jones

Prerequisite: ASL I Completed in most recent year (clear understanding of english language)

This class will take basic American Sign Language to the next level with themed lessons and games related to conversation and descriptive additions to vocabulary and phrases. All supplies provided.

Cost: $20.00 per semester

American Sign Language 2– Tina Jones

Prerequisite: ASL I Advanced

This class will take basic American Sign Language to an even higher level than advanced. Where lessons will include a more in depth understanding of the structure of ASL and how it is applied in conversation and how to translate the language independently when communicating. This class will emphasize self expression and how it is understood in the Deaf community. All supplies provided.

Cost: $20.00 per semester

Conversational Spanish - Makeena Decker

This class is designed as a conversational language class which can be taken by students in 7th grade and up. Teaching the basics of the Spanish language, this class can count for high school credit if students spend at least 2-3 hours per week at home studying, with their own curriculum

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Supplies: Folder, pencil and paper

Language Arts

K - 2nd Adventures in Reading - Amanda Sillin

Each week we will read aloud one of the following books and them incorporate a craft and fun activities. Parents will be asked to bring a coordinating snack one time per semester. Here is a list of the books we will be reading - The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese, Lentil by Robert McCloskey, Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans, A Pair of Red Clogs by Masako Matsuno, The Rag Coat by Lauren Mills, Who Owns the Sun? by Stacy Chbosky, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton, The Glorious Flightby Alice and Martin Provensen, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman, Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say, Cranberry Thanksgiving by Wende and Harry Devlin, Another Celebrated Dancing Bear by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk, Papa Piccolo by Carol Talley, Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews

Cost: $25.00

Supplies: Parents will be asked to provide a snack once per semester, all other supplies provided including unit studies for each book.

Orton Gillingham Tutoring - Level 1- Shandi Lanning

The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a phonics based direct, multi-sensory, structured, & sequential way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia or dysgraphia. There is no age limit listed on this class because all students could be at different reading levels. If you are interested in this class please email 3lannings@gmail.com to discuss if the class would be a good fit for your student.

Cost :$25.00 per semester

Orton Gillingham Tutoring - Level 2- Shandi Lanning

This class continues the concepts learned in Level 1 while building on the foundation of phonics. The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a phonics based direct, multi-sensory, structured, & sequential way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia or dysgraphia. There is no age limit listed on this class because all students could be at different reading levels. If you are interested in this class please email 3lannings@gmail.com to discuss if the class would be a good fit for your student.

Cost :$25.00 per semester

One on One Orton Gillingham Tutoring - Shandi Lanning

Private reading/writing intervention: $15 for 25 min (1/2 class period)

One on one tutoring session, paid directly to the tutor.

Adventure Book Club - 6th - 8th - Shannon Hughes

Join us on a reading adventure! This last semester we read White Fang, Number the Stars and Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. For each book we will complete a book study with an end of book project. We have a snack, a group discussion and activities related to the book. We will decide together what book to read next.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Supplies: Parents will need to check books out from the library or secure books another way.

Middle School Creative Writing - Amanda Sillin

This year-long class is designed for emerging writers in 4th - 8th grades includes short stories, myths, and legends as brief reading assignments and encourages students to be creative in writing/rewriting these famous legends. Students will learn the basics of writing and parts of speech in a fun adventurous way. In addition, they will learn how to take notes from a written source, write sentences with varied and interesting components, study rich vocabulary, and learn about different styles of writing. Weekly homework writing assignments will be provided, reading is completed in class.

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Supplies: A binder with 20 page protectors and some loose leaf paper, a pencil, and a highlighter. Students will need to bring their supplies to class each week. Students are asked to share their papers in class each week, this is a very important part of the class and each student will need to share at least a 3-5 times each semester.

High School World Literature and Writing – Amanda Sillin

This literature class is designed for students in 9th - 12th grades and incorporates Classical Literature. We could include an advanced 8th grader. Lessons begin with activities to teach a stylistic technique and writing structure and will continue by exploring literary style and cultivating deeper understanding of themes. Students will read 6 novels or novellas during the year and complete writing assignments for each book. Each book is a 4 week study which includes study about the author, literary period, and historical significance, as well as a thorough survey in analytical, persuasive, comparative, creative and technical essay writing. This class is recommended to be taken for multiple years as students work to improve writing skill and style and literature assignments change year to year. This class uses online Google Classroom and if students complete all assignments, this course is worth 1 credit for Literature and 1 credit for English.

Cost $30.00 per semester

Supplies: Access to a computer, Google classroom, and a printer (they can print things at co-op as needed) A 2 inch three ring binder, a pencil and the following books, many of which are available via Kindle for free: Around the World in 80 days by Jules Verne; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain; Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: Till We have Faces by CS. Lewis; Gulliver's Travels by Johnathon Swift; and Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton.


History/Social Studies

Time Travelers History (1st -3rd) - Sondra Rathe

Come travel through time by studying famous inventors, astronauts, and scientists that helped shaped our world today. We’ll learn about Louis Braille, Thomas Edison, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and many more. We’ll create lap books for each person we study. Supplies for this class are included in the cost of the class.

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Supplies - Some free cycle craft supplies from home

3rd - 5th States and Capitals (1st Semester) US Presidents (2nd Semester) Jan Rohrbaugh

Learning all 50 states and their capitals. We will be reviewing 3 to 4 states each week with work pages, coloring pages and a few fun facts each week. We will review briefly each week what we have learned so far.

We will be going over all US presidents from Washington to Biden Learning approximately 3 presidents each week. Using coloring pages, fun facts, and flashcard games, We will review each week what we have learned up to that point.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Globe Trotters K-5th- Lisa VanTilburg

This class is designed for kids in 1st-5th grades. We will study other cultures from around the world, learn a little bit of geography and map skills, and try snacks from these locations. Students will participate in an end of semester geography fair where they prepare a tri fold board/presentation about an area of their choice (with a parent if needed)

Cost: $35.00 per semester

Students will need: folder and pencil.

Ohio History - Lisa VanTilburg 3rd- 8th

Students will LOVE learning Ohio’s history with a fun interactive, hands-on class that will include a study of Ohio’s history, symbols, battles, native peoples and cultures, climate, geography, industry, cities, famous people and wildlife. This class will have many in-class projects, games and will even make the occasional snack. History can be fun!

Cost: $30.00 per semester

Students will need: folder/binder, pen/pencil, and colored pencils

World Cultures - 6th and up - Lisa VanTilburg

This course will focus on many of the cultures of the world through its geography, societies, regions/groups, religions, foods, products and much more! This class will introduce country locations and develop map skills. Each week the class will focus on a specific country and will include sample foods/cuisines from each.

Cost: $50.00 per semester

Students will need: folder/binder, pen/pencil, and colored pencils

High SchoolWorld History - Lisa VanTilburg

This class will provide a firm understanding of World History and cultures. Starting with the beginning of civilization to the 20th century rise of globalism this course will enable your child to see God’s purpose and plan in human events. Your child will study the beginning of nations at the Tower of Babel, the beginning of writing in Sumer, the rise of republican government in Rome, the revival of humanities in the Renaissance, the rise of exploration from Europe, and the consequences of Communism in Russia. It includes timelines of events, and maps of the world. Some coursework is needed between sessions in order to receive high school credit for this class.

Required materials: World History (Bob Jones), 1 inch binder, pocket folder, and pen/pencils

Cost: $35.00 per semester

Government (1st Semester) & Financial Literacy (2nd Semester) - Lisa VanTilburg

This high school course offers a comprehensive study of American Government (first semester only) The Constitution is thoroughly covered, followed by each of the three branches of government, and the various rights protected by the Bill of Rights. This class incorporates multiple-choice and open-ended questions after each chapter and allows students to practice reading comprehension and essay writing skills while reinforcing the important lessons of the US Government. Class time will include discussions, videos, enrichment activities and a mock trial.

Required materials: 1" binder, pocket folder, pen/pencils

Cost: $35.00 per semester

Science

Primary Science Explorations and Experiments - Amanda Sillin (1st - 3rd)

Explore the world around us with a whole new set of exciting hands on science experiments. First semester will focus on physical science and simple machines while second semester will focus on states of matter. Each week we will take a different science topic and seek to answer question with hands on demonstrations and experiments.This class can be taken multiple years as each year includes a whole new set of experiments to help us explore the world around us. No textbook required, not curriculum specific. Please note - this class can be messy. Science Fair participation is encouraged, but not required for this age group.

Cost: 50.00 per semester, includes all supplies

Supplies: Parents will need to provide some freecycle items from home (pop bottles etc)

Junior Entomology (3rd - 5th) - Leigha Hickman

This is a science class with an in-depth study of bugs. Students will learn about entomology field study, classifying specimens, and the role of arthropods in our ecosystem. There will be time spent understanding the classes of bugs, and some of the history of their discoveries. Students will also build their own specimen collections with real bugs, and scientific illustrations modeled after famous scientists. Includes nature journal, supplies for DIY specimen box, collection bags, bug nets, and colored pencils.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Elementary Science Explorations and Explosions (4th - 6th) - Amanda Sillin

Explore the world around us with a whole new set of exciting hands on science experiments. First semester will focus on physical science and simple machines while second semester will focus on states of matter. Each week we will take a different science topic and seek to answer question with hands on demonstrations and experiments.This class can be taken multiple years as each year includes a whole new set of experiments to help us explore the world around us. No textbook required, not curriculum specific. Please note - this class can be messy. Science Fair participation is required for this age group (but I promise it will be mostly easy and very fun)

Cost: 40.00 per semester, includes all supplies

Supplies: Parents will need to provide some freecycle items from home (pop bottles etc)

Physical Science (6th - 8th )— Ellen Chancey

Students in 6th grade and up will enjoy this study of Physical Science. Students in 6th grade and up will enjoy this study of Physical Science. This creation-based science text introduces students to physical science through engaging lessons, formal experiments, and "You do Science" mini-experiments that give students the opportunity for even deeper-learning. Four modules cover the basics of chemistry, including properties and states of matter, atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical bonds, and reactions and energy. Six modules are dedicated to physics and include the study of motion, forces, energy, light, and electricity and magnetism. Students finish out their year learning about Earth science.

Students are walked through how to record data and report it. Too often, students are not given instruction in how to read and create graphs (a skill that is found on SAT and ACT exams!), however they are taken through the process of creating several graph types, learning how to properly design and read them, too.

Cost: $50.00 per semester

Supplies Needed for every class: Exploring Creation with Physical Science 3rd edition 9781946506511 book required, and 3 ring binder for lab sheets. Other freecycle (pop bottles etc) items from home.

Biology (8th and up) - Ellen Chancey

Apologia Biology (3rd Edition) course is designed to be a core course. This course is designed for students in the 8th – 12th grades and is a high school /college-prep biology course which provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. Emphasizing the vocabulary of biology, it provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom classification scheme, microscopy, biochemistry, cellular biology, molecular and Mendelian genetics, adaptation, dissection, and ecosystems. It also provides a complete survey of the five kingdoms in Creation. Science Fair participation is encouraged, but not required. Students will submit labs and written assignments online via Google Classroom for grading. A certificate of completion and a final grade will be given to each student that completes at least 90% of the work. This class is offered on site including specimen disections, Ellen will be joining the class on a large screen TV and teaching remotely with in class helpers.

Cost: $80.00 per semester

Supplies: Exploring Creation with Biology 3rd Edition (ISBN 978-1946506450) 3” three ring notebook with 4 dividers, pencils, protective eye wear.

Advanced Biology (9th and up) Ellen Chancey

This course is intended for teens who have successfully completed high school biology and places great emphasis on connecting creation to the Creator! Over 16 modules, we will cover human anatomy and physiology, including the skeletal, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems. **This is a 2 day per week class, one at co-op and one on zoom**

Cost: $80.00 per semester

Supplies Needed: Advanced Biology 2nd Edition 9781946506603 and Kaplan Anatomy Coloring Book, Eighth Edition 9781506276403 3 ring 1 inch binder for handouts, pencil, and colored pencils.

Psychology - (9th and up) - Lisa VanTilburg

Students in 9th grade and older will enjoy this scientific study of the human mind and behavior, including an overview of human development, mental health, social behavior, and our cognitive processes.

Cost: $25.00 per semester

Supplies: pencil, notebook, folder

Physics (10th and up) - Ellen Chancey

This is a college-prep physics course designed for the student who has completed algebra and has had an introduction to the definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent. It provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general physics. Heavily emphasizing vector analysis, this text is ideal preparation for a university-level physics course. It provides the student with a strong background in one-dimensional and two-dimensional motion, Newton's laws and their application, gravity, work and energy, momentum, periodic motion, waves, optics, electrostatics, electrodynamics, electrical circuits, and magnetism. This class has a significant lab component. Science Fair particiaption is strongly encouraged. **This is a 2 day per week class, one at co-op and one on zoom**

Cost: $80.00 per semester

Supplies Needed: Exploring Creation with Physics, 2nd Edition ISBN 9781946506597 2" three ring notebook, colored pencils, and protective eyewear.

Math and Test Prep

Mini Math Games - Jan Rohrbaugh

This class is designed for students in K-2nd grades. The class is not curriculum specific. Enjoy STEM activities, sharpen mental math skills, grasp math tricks, begin learning math facts (+,-,X,/) and develop math problem solving strategies while learning to interact with others through games and other activities to make math concepts understandable and fun. This class can be taken multiple times to help strengthen and sharpen math fact skills.

Cost: $25 per semester

Crazy Math Games — Jan Rohrbaugh

This class is designed for students in 3rd -5th grade who have at least a basic understand of addition and subtraction. The class is not curriculum specific. Enjoy STEM activities, sharpen mental math skills, grasp math tricks, master math facts (+,-,X,/) and develop math problem solving strategies while learning to interact with others through games and other activities to make math concepts understandable and fun. This class can be taken multiple times to help strengthen and sharpen math fact skills.

Cost: $25 per semester

Pre Algebra Math Review - Kim Davis

This course is structured to reinforce the basic concepts fundamental to algebra. Material will include operations with signed numbers, dimentional analysis, polynomial arithmetic, solving equations and inequalities, and graphing on the Cartesian plane.

Supplies: pencils, a notebook for note taking, a Texas Instruments TI30-X IIS Scientific Calculator (about $12.00) or higher if needed.

Cost: $25 per semester

Scholarships

Limited scholarships are available on a need basis. Please see our Treasurer for the application. Applications are not considered by the Treasurer but by the Doyenne.

All applications are due by AUGUST 1st before the coming school year.