Session 4 Class Descriptions

 Training choir 5-6

We focus on getting used to the group setting, and using our whole bodies for singing. There is movement like sign language and loose choreography (sometimes the kids come up with the ideas!) to accompany each song. Music is learned with pictures also, and memorized immediately. No reading skills required. The theme for spring is languages and cultures. This choir will learn songs in Spanish, German, Swahili and in English, of course!

The spring concert will be May 14th at 3pm!

*If your child will not be at the concert, please let us know as soon as you know. Your child will still be welcome in the chorus, but we arrange the songs and the parts based on how many will be performing them at the concert, so this will help us plan accordingly. Thank you! Teachers: Sabine and Laura


Science 5-6
Our last science class before summer is going provide them with BOREDOM BUSTERS, some D.I.Y. science to do alone! We will be making ice cream in a bag (made with milk or almond milk), a solar oven, homemade playdough and paint to paint it with, a volcano etc. None of the experiments require cooking, and can basically be done on their own with some supervision. Teacher: Amenda


Exploring Science 5-6

We will explore science through a variety of hands-on experiments each week, from Sunprinting to making bouncy balls and glow-in-the-dark waterbeads. At session's end, we will create a collaborative board displaying our fun! Teacher: Missy


Fun with Math 5-6

This session we will explore topics such as

measurement, graphing, time, addition and subtraction, basic place value and comparing numbers.   All activities will be hands on. Teacher: Angela


Seasonal crafts 5-6

Crafts tailored to the season. Will be accompanied with stories when possible. Teacher: Heather


Art 5-6

This introduction to art class is intended to be a positive experience in the world of art. If your children walk away from this class believing that art is great fun, I'll feel as if I've succeeded. This session we'll take a look at artists in our walk through art history and create art in a style reminiscent of their techniques. We'll use watercolors, tempera, and oil pastels to create not only some fun projects, but plant some seeds for art appreciation. Teacher: Janie

 

Bringing Picture Books to Life 5-6

Each session begins by reading aloud and discussing a picture book of the week. Next, students engage in creative learning explorations that incorporate characters, settings, and events from the storyline. This class is for children who love to reflect on their reading with fun, hands-on activities. Teacher: Greg

 

Animal Class 5-6

For animal classes we will learn about different animals, where they live, how they are classified and other fun stuff about them. Teacher: Erin


Junior choir 7-9

This choir learns to sing canons (2-parts), and the students will have the opportunity to lead their own choir in warm-ups. (Never any pressure!) The kids in this choir are expected to understand how they fit into the choir as a group, and work to hear the parts and the harmonies. We don't use music, but pictures, repetition, and motions to learn the songs.

The theme for the spring is languages and cultures. Junior choir will learn songs in Hebrew, Swahili, Norwegian and also some American folksongs.

The spring concert is May 14th at 3pm!

*If your child will not be at the concert, please let us know as soon as you know. Your child will still be welcome in the chorus, but we arrange the songs and the parts based on how many will be performing them at the concert, so this will help us plan accordingly. Thank you! Teachers: Sabine and Rachel

 

Science Experiments 7-9

This session, let's explore some Earth Science! We'll make edible models of the different types of rocks as we go over the rock cycle and explore minerals. We'll also complete experiments that describe different types of erosion, and make a model of what happens in an earthquake. We'll also construct edible models of the Earth, and take "core samples" of cupcakes. Teacher: Anne

 

Drawing and Painting 7-9

 We will be drawing and painting using nature studies inspirations.  Water colors, chalk and oil pastels, charcoal and tempera paint will be used.  On nice nice days, we may do some sketching from life outside. Please bring an art smock.


Cooking 7-9

We will experiment with dairy and gluten free recipes. Teacher: Melanie

 

What Can You Do With These? 7-9

This class is designed for the children who love to explore, create, hack, and tinker. At the beginning of each class students will be given zip-lock bags containing a variety of assorted materials. Their challenge will be to use the materials in innovative ways as they design and construct an original creation. Teacher: Greg

 

Art-o-motion 7-9

Kinetic Art is defined as art that is designed to incorporate motion and that equals cool fun!  Students will incorporate physics, engineering and creativity to create 3 dimensional mechanical sculptures that really move. Teacher: Amy

 

Sewing 7-9

This session in sewing we will continue to work on sewing machine basics – machine components, learning to thread the machine and bobbin, and seeing projects through (planning to completion). We will work on several small projects that will incorporate machine sewing and a small amount of hand stitching as well. Projects include a bookmark, stuffed animal, apron and shopping bag.

Teacher: Kris

 

Senior choir 10-11

When the kids get to this age, we start focusing more on how to produce good tone, and learning how to use our voices correctly. We learn to read rhythms, and use them in different warm-up exercises. We sing canons and partner songs up to four parts. We also use folders and learn to read music from a score. Most of the music is in two parts.

The theme for the spring is languages and cultures. This choir will learn songs in Spanish, Swahili, Latin and some African-American spirituals.

The spring concert is May 14th at 3pm!

*If your child will not be at the concert, please let us know as soon as you know. Your child will still be welcome in the chorus, but we arrange the songs and the parts based on how many will be performing them at the concert, so this will help us plan accordingly. Thank you! Teachers: Sabine and Rachel

 

LEGO Machines 10-11

Each week we will build a vehicle powered by a different source of energy: gravity, wind, stored energy (a flywheel), transferred energy, and electric motors. Students will develop an understanding of forces and motion, energy (potential and kinetic), the transfer of movement and energy, momentum, and the relationship between speed and mass. This class uses LEGO® Education’s “Introducing Simple & Powered Machines” curriculum. Teacher: Lorri

 

Card Sharks 10-11

We will learn at least 3 [family friendly] card games. Students will learn one solo game, and at least 2 other multi-player games. Great for fun at home alone, or with siblings and family night. Some simple math and numbers is all you need to know to learn these games! Send your kids with your favorite deck (or one will be provided if you have none). Teacher: Kate

 

Book Detectives 10-11, 12+

In Book Detectives, we learn how every book fits into one genre: mystery.   No matter what kind of story it is, the author gives us clues through the characters, setting, plot, and theme.  It's our job as the reader to dig in and read between the lines.  This session will include weekly reading (outside of class time), great discussion based upon literary elements and strategies for reading comprehension, and am extension activity or two. Prior to the class, I will email families to let you know what the book has been selected to allow tell for purchase or borrowing from the library. Teacher: Angela

 

Cooking 10-11

We will experiment with dairy and gluten free recipes. Teacher: Melanie

 

Herbal Products 10-11

We will make herbal products to use at home or give as gifts. Bath salts, sugar scrub, aromatherapy roll, a tea blend and more. Teacher: Melanie

 

First Aid 10-11, 12+

We'll examine the contents of a first aid kit and learn how to use everything in it. We will also discuss burns and how to treat those, and we will touch on gun shots for those that hunt. We will also go over CPR and discuss how to make a proper 911 call. Teacher: Charissa

 

American Sign Language for Beginners 10-11

Class includes:  Fingerspelling Alphabet, numbers 1-100, Basic dialogues, Intro to Deaf culture and community, and sign vocabulary development. Students expected to:  practice during the week, complete assignments, bring folder to class. Teacher: Trisha

 

Brain Teasers and Mind Benders 10-11

Cognitive Games help flex the brain muscles.  In each class, students will be asked to work as

individuals or in groups to solve a variety of mind-bending problems and puzzles.  These tasks

can range from very simple to somewhat difficult in levels.  They will exercise the brain and

require concentration.  Students will learn that solving these problems require not just knowledge

but often simply a different way of thinking. Teacher: Deanna

 

Sewing 10-11

This session in sewing we will continue to work on sewing machine basics – machine components, learning to thread the machine and bobbin, and seeing projects through (planning to completion). We will work on several small projects that will incorporate machine sewing and a small amount of hand stitching as well. Projects include a bookmark, stuffed animal, apron and shopping bag. Teacher: Kris

 

Show choir 12+

This choir continues learning notes and rhythms, and uses folders with music to learn most of the songs. They learn warm-up exercises that benefit the voice, and learn about breathing and vowels as a choral singer. They sing canons and other fun songs still, but focus on singing in 3 parts (including changed voice part for boys), and learn to listen and blend with each other as a choir.

The theme for the spring is languages and cultures. Show choir will learn songs in Swedish, Swahili, French, and an American folksong.

The spring concert is May 14th at 3pm!

*If your child will not be at the concert, please let us know as soon as you know. Your child will still be welcome in the chorus, but we arrange the songs and the parts based on how many will be performing them at the concert, so this will help us plan accordingly. Thank you! Teachers: Sabine and Rachel

 

Discussion Group- "Hot Topics" 12+

Tips and techniques for active listening, small group discussions, formulating and defending an opinion, and being open to others’ points of view. Students are expected to: complete all assignments, actively participate in weekly discussions, and demonstrate learner's responsibility (that is, come prepared for class activity). Teacher: Trisha

 

First Aid 10-11, 12+

We'll examine the contents of a first aid kit and learn how to use everything in it. We will also discuss burns and how to treat those, and we will touch on gun shots for those that hunt. We will also go over CPR and discuss how to make a proper 911 call. Teacher: Charissa

 

Book Detectives 10-11, 12+

In Book Detectives, we learn how every book fits into one genre: mystery.   No matter what kind of story it is, the author gives us clues through the characters, setting, plot, and theme.  It's our job as the reader to dig in and read between the lines.  This session will include weekly reading (outside of class time), great discussion based upon literary elements and strategies for reading comprehension, and am extension activity or two. Prior to the class, I will email families to let you know what the book has been selected to allow tell for purchase or borrowing from the library. Teacher: Angela

 

Beginning Anatomy and Physiology 12+

For beginning anatomy and physiology we will explore the basics of the human body and how it works. This an intro and will cover basics. Teacher: Erin

 

Running 12+

This class will involve following a beginner’s training plan to prepare for a 5K race in May (Charity for Children Run on May 15th at Green Lakes State Park), if students are interested in participating. We will run on Fridays together, incorporating some speed drills, hill repeats, etc. Students will be encouraged to run independently three to four additional days a week in order to follow the plan and complete the 5K race. I will provide a training log for the class so students can track their progress throughout the week and over the six-week session. The fee to participate in the 5K is not included in the co-op fee. See the website for more information: http://www.cfcrunwalk.com  Teacher: Laura A.

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