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Classes are still being compiled for Spring 2017-2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE !!!  All classes will be on ONE schedule for 2017-2018.  There are three quarters- Fall, Winter, and Spring. 9 week classes make up each quarter- year long classes are 27 weeks.

Zero Hour (8:00am)

NONE

First Hour (9:00am)

Nursery (9:00am)

Nursery

Nursery is for those kiddos birth and up who are not potty trained.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Martha Mickelson

Class Limit: 20 Students

Fee: $0

Pre-K Alphabet & Pre-Reading

PreK
Class Full

We'll be focusing on letter knowledge, print awareness, and phonemes. Students will learn to sing the alphabet, recognize upper and lowercase letters, associate each letter with its sound, and will practice introductory handwriting. We'll work on one letter per week. By the end of the year, we'll have completed binders to showcase all of the crafts we've done and material we've learned!

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Jen Jones

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

(K-2nd) The Human Body

K - 2nd

K-2nd graders, join us for hands on learning about the human body! We will learn about:
• My Muscles and Muscular System
• My Skeleton and Skeletal System
• My Brain and Nervous System
• My Heart and Circulatory System
• My Lungs and Respiratory System
• My Stomach and Digestive System
• My Kidneys and Urinary System
Lots of fun activities will be included to help in learning, along with crafts and a completed About My Body flip book for each student at the end of the quarter. We hope you’ll join us!

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Holly Clouse

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $6

(K-3rd) Math Facts

K - 3rd

Math facts practice with numbers, counting, and simple adding and subtracting using hands-on activities and math games.

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Jamie Lyerla

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5

(1st-3rd) States and Capitals

1st - 3rd

We live in a unique and beautiful country—“fifty nifty United States”! We will do a brief survey of them all, with our chief goals being appreciation for the land we live in, learning the state names and their capitals, and learning their placement on the map. We will use a variety of games, songs, and activities to achieve these goals.

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Jessica Dassow

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5

(2nd-5th) Storms

2nd - 5th

Let's have fun studying extreme storms.

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Whitney

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $11

(4th-6th) Summer Olympics

4th - 6th
Class Full

This is a P.E. class based on the Summer Olympics. We will do conditioning activities and games every class day as we learn the history and goals of the Summer Olympics. We will study the sports included in the Summer Olympics, have modified competitions, and even have medal ceremonies.

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Joann Matiska & Lisa Riddle

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $4

Exploring Creation with Botany (5th-7th)

5th - 7th

Welcome to the world of plants! This class will be a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of botany using Apologia Curriculum. Content covered includes: the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants, discussion about the development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, and how plants get their water and nutrients and distribute them throughout the body of the plant. Class time will include: experiments, discussion, games, nature journaling, and weekly sharing and review of their homework. There will be homework most weeks. Each student will need their own Exploring Creation with Botany Notebooking Journal to complete homework in and bring to class every week. Also each family will need the Exploring Creation with Botany textbook to share at home.

A side note: Because this is a 5th-7th grade class we will be requiring more of these students this year. Homework we assign will be expected to be finished by the next class. Your student must be able to write, cut, and work within a group well during class time. If you are unsure please sign them up for the younger class.

 

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Angela Janosik & Stephanie Van Ornum

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Life of Fred- Fractions (5th-8th)

5th - 8th

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Tera Schliep

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5

Exploring Creation with Physical Science (7th-9th)

7th - 9th

This course is designed to be the last science course the student takes before high school biology. A wide range of topics will be studied: The atmosphere, the hydrosphere, weather, the structure of the earth, environmentalism, the physics of motion, Newton’s Laws, gravity, and astrophysics. The focus of the class sessions will be activities and discussion.

Instructor: Jim Slavicek

Textbook: Apologia “Exploring Creation with Physical Science” 2nd Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-932012-77-4

If desired: Solutions and Test Manual (Softcover) ISBN: 978-1-932012-78-1

Fee: None

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Jim Slavicek

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Biology (9th-12th)

9th - 12th

The text for this course is Apologia: Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition. It is an incredible course which provides a window into the wonders of creation and allows the student to see for himself what is being learned about. Most class time will be spent on labs. This means responsibility for reading and doing the class falls on the student and will require a commitment of 4- 6 hours per week spread over 4 days with a fifth day in class. To get through the material, class will start at 8:30 am. There will also be 4 class days in addition to the scheduled 27 classes for the year.

You will need the text and solutions manual. Both Apologia and CBD sell new books. CBD has
a sale through June 27th.

cost: $ 25 fall Depending on how many sign up, there may be an additional microscope fee.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Trudy Tash & Janice Farmer

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $25

Second Hour (10:25am)

Nursery (10:25am)

Nursery

Nursery is for those kiddos birth and up who are not potty trained.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Martha Mickelson

Class Limit: 20 Students

Fee: $0

PreK STEM with Mrs. Rose

PreK
Class Full

Join us as we are challenged to build structures with blocks, learn about eating healthy and exercising our muscles, practice using numbers for simple math concepts, explore magnets, the force of air, and some fun experiments!

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Shaunna Rose

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $5

(K-2nd) Comic Drawing

K - 2nd
Class Full

If your child has ever said, "I can't draw" this class is for them. We'll be using Ed Emberley's books to draw people, animals, vehicles and buildings from basic shapes. We'll draw funny faces, in a variety of expressions, cars from various angles, and cute animals. We'll also have fun creating, comic strips.
Students should be able to draw basic shapes, such as triangles, circles, and squares, as well as letters and numbers.
I will send a weekly email with a list of colored pencils each student should bring to class. I will provide the paper. See you in class!

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Mary Kouf

Class Limit: 8 Students

Fee: $0

(K-3rd) Homemade Musical Instruments

K - 3rd
Class Full

Create and design your own musical instrument and learn the history of the instrument each week.

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Sandee Smith

Class Limit: 15 Students

Fee: $5

Exploring Creation with Botany (1st-4th)

1st - 4th

Welcome to the world of plants! This class will be a scientifically sound and God-honoring study of botany using Apologia Curriculum. Content covered includes: the nature of botany and the process of classifying plants, discussion about the development of plants from seeds, the reproduction processes in plants, the way plants make their food, and how plants get their water and nutrients and distribute them throughout the body of the plant. Class time will include: experiments, discussion, games, nature journaling, and weekly sharing and review of their homework. There will be a small amount of homework most weeks. Each student will need their own Exploring Creation with Botany Junior Notebooking Journal to complete homework in and bring to class every week. Also each family will need the Exploring Creation with Botany textbook to share at home.

A side note: If your child is a 4th grader feel free to look over the junior journal carefully and decide whether you think this version is too young for your student (there are sample pages available to look on the christianbook.com website). If you believe your student is capable of a higher level then please email Stephanie or Angie and we can discuss signing them up for our 5th-7th grade class and having you purchase them a regular note booking journal. Please be warned there will be more required of the higher level class and your student must be able to write, cut, and work within a group well during class time. If you are unsure please sign them upon for the younger class.

Stephanie, speechless333@hotmail.com

Angie, groundhogsbabe@hotmail.com

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Angela Janosik & Stephanie Van Ornum

Class Limit: 14 Students

Fee: $0

Language Arts (3rd-5th)

3rd - 5th

Welcome 3rd thru 5th graders!!! This year we are going to be working on Language Arts. This is a year course during which we will be working on: Grammar, spelling, vocabulary, writing and reading. I will supply all necessary supplies and worksheets you will need for the course.

What you need to bring is a happy heart, a smile, and an attitude for learning. I look forward to being your teacher throughout the year. See you this Fall.

 

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Penny Hart

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $10

Speech and Drama (4th-7th)

4th - 7th

In this class students will develop fluency, spontaneity and confidence while having FUN! We will be writing-OUT-LOUD through improvisational speech games and practicing reading aloud through performing FUN Christian based skits. The goal is to learn public speaking skills in a safe non-threatening environment among friends so that we may be bold ambassadors of Christ! The best way to learn to speak up is simply by doing it- a lot. We will learn character development, how to tell, put together and perform a good story. Excellent public speaking skills will be developed by learning and practicing how to speak for both sides of a topic. We will have fun with props, make some and use them effectively.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Melissa Hunter

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $6

(5th-8th) Go Outside and Play! The Art of Camping, Hiking, and Backpacking

5th - 8th
Class Full
This class is designed to encourage EVERYONE to enjoy the outdoors.   We'll cover the basics of making your adventures safe and fun, introduce you to my favorite local trails and camps, figure out what to eat and how to cook it outside, learn what clothes are best outside, and much more!  Class time will be a mix of hands-on activities and fun (hopefully!) lecture.  There may be some scheduled, totally optional, hikes outside of Co-Op hours to practice our skills.  Homework is minimal so come outside and play with me!

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Lisa Laulainen

Class Limit: 10 Students

Fee: $7

Intro to Reading and Writing for Middle School (6th-8th)

6th - 8th

Spring Quarter we will have lots of fun reading, writing and analyzing simple POETRY!
This will be an exciting opportunity to get creative and learn about a fun style of writing!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:

Jennie Anderson
andersonjennie81@yahoo.com
509-280-9816

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Jennie Anderson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5

High School Literature and Composition: Being Human(9th-12th)

9th - 12th

Grade Level: 9-12 (advanced 8th-graders who are at least 13 years old may be allowed to take this class; contact Joann for more information jmatiska@gmail.com)

Class Description:
We will read, analyze, and discuss literature and poetry.
We will write about literature and other topics.
Papers must be typed in APA format (you will learn how to do this in class).
We will study SAT-level vocabulary words.
Students will need to do three to six hours of homework per week. This will include reading (about 100 pages per week), writing, and studying vocabulary.

Don’t be afraid! This class will be a lot of work, but it will also be a lot of fun!

Book List:

Fall: Animals
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Winter: Monsters
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
MacBeth (No Fear Shakespeare recommended) by William Shakespeare

Spring: Humans
The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom

*Note: Parents/Students will need to procure their own books.

Fee: $5 (books not included)

Students who would like a less intense class may audit the class (read the books and take part in discussions if they want, but not take tests or write papers).

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Joann Matiska & Stephanie Epperson

Class Limit: 20 Students

Fee: $5

Third Hour (12:20pm)

Nursery (12:20pm)

Nursery

Nursery is for those kiddos birth and up who are not potty trained.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Martha Mickelson

Class Limit: 20 Students

Fee: $0

(Pre K) Story Time

PreK

Pre K for Spring Quarter will be a story time with a correlating art project and games. Should be lots of fun!
Asking $5/kid for materials.
Potty trained kids only, please.

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Jennifer Dougherty

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5

(K-2nd) P.E.

K - 2nd
Class Full

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Maya Godsey

Class Limit: 13 Students

Fee: $0

(K-3rd) Intro to Public Speaking

K - 3rd

Public Speaking can be fun! Children will practice their public speaking skills by simple poetry memorization, show and tell, story cubes, and creative games. There will be lots of opportunities to use their imagination! We will be learning a few short poems so there will be some light homework

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Jessica Hood

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $3

(1st-4th) Chess Club

1st - 4th
Class Full

Let's have fun together learning and playing chess! We will exercise our brains, improve our creativity, and increase our problem solving skills (and very likely our IQ) all while playing this age old game.

*Chess boards and pieces will be supplied in class, however I'd recommend having a set at home for practice.

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Mindy Curry & Tara Gelhausen

Class Limit: 15 Students

Fee: $0

(3rd-5th) Cooking

3rd - 5th
Class Full

Duration: Spring

Instructor: Trudy Tash & Lisa Riddle

Class Limit: 10 Students

Fee: $16

Painting and Pastels

5th - 8th

Bring a cheerful attitude, and be ready to try new things. We will have fun trying out different techniques and styles of painting, with both watercolor, and acrylic paints. We will learn a little about a few famous artists, and practice imitation to grow our skills. We will also do a few mixed media pieces, incorporating oil pastels. You will have opportunities to make projects of your own choice, too. As some of our activities may be messy, you can choose to bring an over sized shirt or apron to wear over your clothes. You will each be able to keep your supplies at the end of the quarter, to continue enjoying at home.

Duration: Winter, Spring

Instructor: Melanie Reierson

Class Limit: 15 Students

Fee: $20

Spokane Area Geology (7th-12th)

7th - 12th

Spokane Area Geology

Examples of geology quietly reside around us. Where did those massive chunks of basalt come from? How did our aquifer form? What caused column basalt and why is there granite on Dishman Hill? We will learn some geology basics then see how they specifically apply to the Spokane area.

Geology does have it's controversies over origins, so we will look at both sides and evidence
for each. There will be 2-3 field trips taken during combined lunch and 3rd hour class.
Homework should be one to two hours a week.

We will have samples and some EWU course information which Tara Gelhausen has obtained permission
to use for the quarter. I hope to also incorporate several local people with geology expertise.

 

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Janice Farmer

Class Limit: 10 Students

Fee: $5

Algebra l Saxon Math (8th-11th)

8th - 11th

Students will develop the understanding they need to resolve more complex problems and functions. Covers topics including signed numbers, exponents, and roots; absolute value; equations and inequalities; scientific notations; unit conversions; polynomials; graphs; factoring; quadratic equations; direct and inverse variations; exponential growth; statistics; and probability.

Students will need to purchase their own Saxon Algebra 1 math, answer key book, test book.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Stephanie Epperson

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $0

Economics (8th-12th)

8th - 12th

This is a two semester class. Students will need to buy their own book from daveramsey.com
Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Homeschool Student Text about $27. There will be homework, quizzes, test. Student must come prepared.

Duration: Year Long

Instructor: Kimberley Morgan

Class Limit: 12 Students

Fee: $5