Submit the class you want to teach! Volunteer Teachers Needed

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a wide variety of classes for different age groups!

We still need more classes to utilize the spaces and time slots the county has provided us, especially for Gardenville Rec CenterClick here to submit your idea!

We will close submissions on Friday April 6th to allow us time to coordinate with volunteer teachers and do all the behind-the-scenes work required to make these classes available to you in a timely manner.

“But…what should I teach?”

Need ideas? Check out the list of classes that have been taught by volunteer teachers just like you! You do not need to be a certified teacher to teach.

“Is there an incentive?”

While we cannot pay teachers, we do have one big perk: you get first dibs at registration time. Our classes fill up very quickly because they are fun, affordable, and interesting!

If you think your class will require you to pay for materials, you may request a materials fee from the parents, they would pay you directly.

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Thank you…we couldn’t have done this without you!

Do you have an idea for a class? Don’t overthink it, submit your idea and make a difference! You won’t regret it! Need some ideas? Click here to see what our wonderful parents have taught in previous semesters! The deadline for submitting a class is Friday April 6th, 2018.

Some of you may not know how the Brandon Learning Co-op came to be.  We have grown so fast and it’s important to remember how we got to where we are today! 

Our story begins with 4 moms, 3 classes, & 8 students:

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Brandon Community Center in Brandon, FL

In 2016, four homeschool moms were looking for a low-cost, inclusive homeschool co-op, but couldn’t find one. We spoke with Maria Pirone, Recreation Program Supervisor at Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation, and she opened the doors of the Brandon Community Center allowing us to offer low-cost classes.  We were thrilled! So, for the first time, in the Fall of 2016, we offered 3 classes (taught by the organizers) and had 8 students (five of them being the organizers’ kids).

The next session, Spring 2017, we offered 3 new classes with 14 students enrolled. As we started seeing that there was an increased interest, we realized we needed to recruit our parents for help.

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As we prepared for Fall 2017, we created a class submission form so that other parents interested in volunteering their time could let us know what they wanted to teach. They stepped up and we were able to offer 9 classes and had 54 students enrolled!  We continue to grow every session.

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For the Spring 2018 session we reached full capacity at 64 enrolled students, with many others on waiting lists! Our volunteer teachers have made it possible for us to grow and provide affordable classes to many more families.

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On behalf of the officers, we thank you profoundly for your work, your time, your efforts, and for your eager willingness to expand our kids’ minds!

The Bigger Picture:

Throughout this process, we’ve still held on to a bigger picture as our mission is to provide affordable learning opportunities to the co-op as well as the community at large. Still, by volunteering our time (most weeks working close to full-time volunteer unpaid hours, often past midnight or in between other responsibilities), we continue to strive to achieve our vision for the common good.  

The next logical step has been to become a non-profit. As of 2017, the Alliance for the Pursuit of Knowledge, Inc., is a Florida non-profit corporation.22687824_10110823798602770_1986098463051001324_n (1) The 4 original homeschool moms are the officers of this corporation and run it by continuing to volunteer their time, expertise, and resources. Our next step is to become an IRS 501c3 organization in order to qualify for the help and low financial costs we so desperately need.

 

New Programs Have Developed:

In 2017, a new program has been created and organized by one of our organizers: a community music ensemble!

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Community Music Ensemble of Brandon/Riverview Performing at the Winthrop Arts Festival, March 2018

Initially, the intention was to provide an ensemble for middle and high school musicians, but the interest expressed was from parents who used to play and miss playing! The ensemble remains open to anyone interested in participating, and it has become a welcoming musical experience primarily serving homeschool parents, and already they have scheduled performances in the community.

We have also seen within our homeschool families a parent-led initiative to organize outings and field trips.  Lastly, for our Fall 2018 session, Gardenville Recreation Center promopichas opened its doors and is allowing us to provide classes in their facilities – more than doubling the number of affordable classes we can offer!  

We look forward to the continued growth and expansion of our community.

Thanks to everyone for getting us to where we are, it truly does take a village!

 

Meet the Officers!

anita Morales small fileAnita Morales – Co-Op Organizer & Instructor

I have a Bachelors in Computer Science and it was my main career path until 2003.  At that point, I became a realtor and then a property manager.  I find both of these careers very fulfilling and continue to do them on a part-time basis.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I started homeschooling my daughter in October 2015 and my son in 2017.  So far it has been an interesting and satisfying journey for us.  We use online curriculum as our core curriculum but also have lots of extra-curricular activities.  Through all of these various activities, I have seen my kids blossom.

We started this co-op for several reasons but mainly because there are many co-ops in the area but unfortunately they require you to sign a statement of faith or they may be too expensive.  I want a place where people feel comfortable without worrying about what each other’s beliefs are.  I also want a place where people can learn from each other without costing so much.

We have already seen this co-op blossom and grow beyond our dreams.  We will continue to try to meet our homeschool community’s needs and our community as a whole as much as we can.  My personal dream is to have a large community center that the community can use at a low-cost.

If there is anything that you can think of that we can add or change, please let us know.  We cannot do this without all of you.

 

Teresa Berry Beebe – Co-op Organizer & Instructor

Teresa is a graduate from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Genetics and a minor in Biochemistry.  

In addition to working in biological research in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, she worked for the YMCA full time as an Aquatics and Risk Management Director.  She has taught/coached swimming for over 20 years and still holds certifications as a Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid instructor.

Teresa has homeschooled her 9 yo son since the beginning and is in her fourth year.  Prior to moving to Florida, she lived in Virginia where she was co-leader of a large homeschooling group as well as the the Navigators scouting group. She also organized/taught a nature club and a book club and was very active in the homeschooling community.

 

HIPPY Graduate Mom - Dawn IveyDawn Ivey – Co-op Organizer & Instructor

I graduated from Stetson University with a degree in Business Administration and minors in Business Law and Information Technology. I worked doing desktop support and process management documentation until deciding to stay home with my daughter in September 2010. In September 2013, I returned to work part-time while my daughter attended VPK. My daughter attended a public school for Kindergarten and was pulled right before 1st grade to start homeschooling. As I continued to work part-time, we started off using FLVS part-time. This turned out not to be the solution for us and we transitioned to using MobyMax as a base. We supplement with both online and printed resources as well as classes in the community. After 1 year of trying to work part-time and homeschool my daughter, I resigned so that I could focus on her education.

We didn’t originally intend to be homeschoolers but have been enjoying the journey thus far. I love to learn about resources in our community and share what I have learned about homeschooling and community resources with others.

 

IMG_0819Marion Haase – Co-op Organizer & Instructor

I’m a Neurologic Music Therapist with 12+ years clinical and teaching experience with a wide range of age groups. I have a Bachelors and Masters degree in Music Therapy, and am Co-Founder of a company that provides Music Therapy services in Tampa and surrounding areas (Creative LEAPS, LLC).

Music is my life (2nd only to my kid!). It is the ultimate organizer with its temporal structure, harmonic densities, and multidimensional expressiveness. As a music therapist, my aim is to engage people in music to provide ample opportunities for growth in all areas of their lives. We are musical creatures – we have created music since prehistoric times because we NEED music. What intrigues me the most is the science behind the physical, psychological, social, and behavioral aspects of music.

In terms of homeschooling, I’m a newbie. My child is 6 years old and I like to claim that I’ve been nurturing her learning and growth since the womb. I have an eclectic approach to homeschooling and am adamant about multilingualism, creativity, scientific inquiry, and real-world skills and knowledge. I like to learn about other families’ approaches and am happy to see that we have such a supportive community right in our backyard!

I’ve had the pleasure and fulfilling experience of teaching music and Spanish at Brandon Learning Co-op every semester so far, and hope to continue teaching these classes as we expand! I’ve also initiated and organized the community music ensemble which is providing us (the parents!) with the learning opportunities we also need!

 

We are so grateful to all the wonderful teachers who have volunteered their time, energy, and materials to share their knowledge with our homeschool community! We couldn’t do this without you!

 

Teresa Beebe (Inventors Club, Geology, Detective Science, Intro to Anatomy)

Stephanie Brown (Intro to ASL)

Rose Casino-Fries (Gardening)

Christina Edwards (Human Body)

Daryl Everett (Intro to ASL, Signs and Science (ASL))

Cat Fialla (Art)

Suzette Foister (Art, Art at Noon, Human Body)

Jennifer Gabot (Crazy 8’s Math Club)

Lauren Giordano (Art of Reading, Charts & Graphs with Science, Crazy 8s Math Club)

Marion Haase (Music Makers, Music Makers II, Jugando Aprendemos, Flutes & Voices)

Dawn Ivey (Overview of Biomes, Reader’s Theatre)

Anita Morales (Overview of Biomes, Dinosaur Exploration)

Ruby Mumo (Art of Reading)

Vanessa Power (Art of Reading)

Erin Powers (Crazy 8’s Math Club)

Judi Quinn (Nifty Fifty U.S. Geography, Westward Ho Geography)

 

Do you want to get involved? Would you like to teach? Don’t hesitate! We are eager to have you join us! Follow this link to submit your idea! The deadline for submitting a class is Friday April 6th, 2018.

Volunteer Teachers Needed at our additional location (Gardenville Rec Center) and in Brandon, FL

In this post

  • Teach with us! Class submissions are still open for two locations
  • What Gardenville has to offer (photos too!)
  • Homeschool PE and other county programs at Gardenville

TEACH WITH US!

Our teacher submission form is still open! Please click here to submit a class you might want to teach!

We still need volunteer teachers to provide classes at TWO locations (either one or both, it’s up to you!):

 

Brandon Rec Center (Sadie Park), Brandon, FL

Tuesdays 9am-1pm

&

Gardenville Rec Center in Gibsonton, FL

Thursdays 9am-2pm

 

The perks!

Not only do you get to work with eager minds and happy families, but, if you teach, you will be first on the list to register for classes. Classes are so interesting, engaging, and affordable that they fill up very quickly!

If you were not able to come to the Gardenville Rec Center open house today, we have created a pdf of Gardenville Rec Center with a map and photos of the facilities we will start using in the Fall 2018.

What’s in store at Gardenville?

We will have access to:

  • Three (3) classrooms (where we can teach our classes)
  • One (1) indoor waiting area/room
  • Cubby holes
  • Vending Machines
  • Weight and cardio rooms ($10/month fee payable to the county)
  • A playground shaded by trees
  • A huge covered pavilion
  • Basketball courts
  • Two (2) indoor and two (2) outdoor bathrooms
  • Softball fields
  • Two parking lots
  • A gymnasium (limited access)
  • A game room with air hockey, ping pong table, & TV monitors for hooking up games (limited access)

 

Last but not least…

Homeschool P.E. at Gardenville starts next week! (Wednesday April 4th, 2018)

SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

Click here (https://connect001.rectrac.com/…/flhillsboro_1…/wmhome.html…)

To register for Gardenville’s Homeschool PE classes. If you do not have an account through rectec you will first need to do that.

THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, NOT THROUGH THE CO-OP

To find the class you can search by activity number by entering:

571109

The class will be part soccer skills and drills, and part other PE activities.

Wednesdays 9:30am-11am
April 4th, 2018 – May 16th, 2018 (no class April 25th, 2018)

Two different groups available:
5-under 9, and
9-under 14 years old
$12 total (you pay $12 for the whole thing!)

And while you’re on that website, be sure to check out all the other wonderful programs they provide!

Fall 2018 – Teachers wanted!

Want to teach this Fall 2018? We are eager to have you!

Follow this link to fill out our Class Submission form.

Need inspiration? Click here to check out the classes our wonderful volunteer teachers have taught!

Remember:

  • Teachers get first dibs at registration time!
  • We have two sites that need classes! Tuesdays in Brandon and Thursdays in Gibsonton. For more info about our locations click here.
  • And, of course, if you have any questions, please contact us!

 

Registration is open! Gardenville Homeschool PE (and some reminders)

In this post:

  • How to register for Gardenville’s homsechool PE classes
  • Reminders about the co-op
    • Gardenville open house 3/29/18 10am-12pm
    • Class submission forms coming soon

 

HOW TO REGISTER FOR GARDENVILLE’S HOMESCHOOL PE CLASSES:

Click here to register for Gardenville’s Homeschool PE classes. If you do not have an account through rectec you will first need to do that.

THIS PROGRAM IS THROUGH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, NOT THROUGH US.

(Click here to create an account)

To find the class, click here select Gardenville as the location and add the words “home school” (two words) as the keywords to find the class.

You can also search by activity number by entering:

571109

  • The class will be part soccer skills and drills, and part other PE activities.
  • Wednesdays 9:30am-11am
  • April 4th, 2018 – May 16th, 2018 (no class April 25th, 2018)
  • Two different groups available: 5-under 9, and 9-under 14 years old
  • $12 total

 

REMINDERS ABOUT OUR CO-OP!

  • Gardenville Open House will be Thursday March 29th, 2018 10am-12pm.
  • We will have room for 12 classes at Brandon and 15 classes in Gardenville in the Fall 2018. We will be posting a class submission form very soon for anyone interested in teaching in the Fall.

March 2018 UPDATES!

We have so much to share with you! Please take a look!

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In this post:

  1. Measles case

  2. NEW Site! Gardenville Community Center (for Fall 2018)

  3. Site Supervisors needed for Fall 2018

  4. Want to teach?? Class submissions coming soon!

  5. Programs offered by the county at Gardenville (including Homeschool PE, and workout rooms for adults!)

  6. Spring 2, 2018 first day checklist!

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1) Measles case: Another homeschool group has reported one confirmed case of measles. There is no need to panic, but please be on the lookout for the symptoms listed below, especially if your child has not received the MMR vaccine. If you do see these signs, please see your doctor and take the appropriate precautions to protect those who have not received the MMR vaccine. The MMR vaccine is very safe and effective. Two doses of MMR vaccine are about 97% effective at preventing measles; one dose is about 93% effective (source: CDC https://www.cdc.gov/measles/vaccination.html), so if you have received it, you should be protected.

Measles signs and symptoms appear from 10-14 days after exposure to the virus. Signs and symptoms include:

  • fever
  • dry cough
  • runny nose
  • sore throat
  • inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis)
  • Koplik’s spots (small white spots with bluish-white centers on a red background found inside the mouth or inner lining of the cheek)
  • a rash made up of large, flat blotches

For more information visit webmd and do not hesitate to contact your healthcare provider.

 

2) NEW (ADDITIONAL) SITE! Gardenville for Fall 2018: We are so excited to announce that we will have a second site in which we will have classes starting in the Fall of 2018! Classes at Gardenville will take place on Thursdays from 9am-1pm!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: We will have an open house at GARDENVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER March 29th 10am-12pm! Please plan to attend!!

 

3) BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! Gardenville has a lot more to offer.

Currently available at Gardenville (payable through the county):

a) A Cardio and weight room: For just $10/month you have access to all gyms that belong to the Hillsborough county (follow this link for details). You can pay for several months at-a-time, and monthly fees are not prorated.

b) Homeschool PE classes:

When: Wednesdays 9:30am-11:00am

Ages: (two groups) 5-8 year olds, and 9-12 year olds

Duration: 6-week session, April 4th, 2018 – May 16th, 2018 (no class April 25th)

Cost: $12 per child (for the entire 6-week session)

Max: 15 kids per group

How do I register? Registration will be set up as the day approaches. We will be sure to announce when it is ready to go, but keep checking the county site as well!

 

 

4) Need site supervisors for Fall 2018: (sign-up coming soon) we will need 2 site supervisors, one for Gardenville and one for Brandon. To qualify you must:

  • Not be teaching any classes
  • Be available from 8:30am-1:30pm Tuesdays at Brandon, and 8:30am-2:15pm Thursdays at Gardenville.
  • Have a background check completed (through us)

Duties will include:

  • Be in charge of First Aid kit for the site (It cannot be left at the site, but it needs to be available).
  • Help with transitions between classes.
  • Contact Co-op organizers with any issues that might arise.
  • Help with setup and breakdown and ensure everything is in its place at the end of the day.

Perk of being a Site Supervisor: You get to register for classes along with the teachers!

 

5) Want to teach? Class submission coming soon (for Fall 2018): We will be putting out the class submission forms, so be on the lookout for those! Things to take into consideration:

  • If you need a co-teaching setup: both teachers must be teaching (not one teaching and the other being a helper), and one or both must be teaching more than one class. Also, keep in mind that the class size and/or activity level should reflect the need for two teachers.
  • If it’s helpers you want, we can help you create a signup sheet for parents to help out! Helpers don’t get to register at the same time as teachers.
  • Teachers get to register first before everyone else!
  • You set the boundaries:
    • what age group or grade level(s) do you want to teach?
    • how many children max? Is there a minimum?
    • How much will you need parents to pay for materials (materials fee)?
    • What times of the day would you prefer to teach?
    • How long will the class last (30 min? 45 min? 50 min?)?
    • What’s the basic description of the class?
    • What will you call the class?

 

6) Spring 2, 2018 first day of class:

  • Please be sure to sign-in. You will not have to sign in after the first week (teachers will be taking attendance this semester).
  • Bring all paperwork, signed and dated (policies, waivers, etc).
  • Bring materials fees for your tachers
  • We need helpers! (even if you just do this once, you will be making a huge difference!)
    • If you can come before 9 to help set up, please do!
    • If you can stay after classes are over to help clean up, please do!

Behind the scenes: a quick update from the organizers! (Feb 2018)

We are working hard behind the scenes in preparation for the second Spring semester and the Fall 2018 semester.

Key points:

  1. February goals: 
    • Spring 1 class photos (February 27th)
    • Presentation preparations (Spring 1 families): you will receive a link to RSVP and sign up to bring a refreshment to the presentation.
    • Field trips! (meeting February 22nd) There has been an ongoing discussion about doing field trips, and we are definitely on board with that, but we will need more helping hands, so mark your calendars, show up to the meeting, especially if you plan on taking a leadership role.
  2. March goals:
    • Spring 1 presentations! (March 6th)
    • Additional space for classes: we are looking at a few options for additional space since our co-op has grown so much (yay!). Hillsborough county is working with us to fulfill our need for more space, so standby for details as we anchor this down!
  3. April goal:
    • Submit the classes you want to teach! If you want to teach a class, start thinking about what you want to do. We will put out an online submission form. Remember: instructors get first dibs at registration time! Spots get filled quickly, so this is a tremendous perk of teaching! This is the information we will need:
      • Name of the class
      • A general description of the class
      • Maximum number of kids
      • Age range and/or grade range
      • Length of class
      • Materials fee parents would need to pay you
      • Time slots you would prefer
      • Any other information you feel is important
  4. May goal:
    • Officers, board members, and instructors meetings: once all classes are submitted, we have a meeting with all future instructors to decide on scheduling, classroom assignments, and any other details necessary.
  5. June goal:
    • Provide preview of classes to everyone: Via our registration portal you will be able to see a preview of all the classes that will be offered in the Fall prior to opening registration. There will be a countdown clock and you can sign up for an email notification for updates and when registration opens.
    • Open class registration for officers, board members, and instructors: we all do this work out of the goodness of our hearts and none of us get paid, which is the true spirit of a co-operative effort. However, as committed volunteer instructors, officers, and board members, we are the first ones to register for classes! So, don’t overthink it, teach a class! 🙂
  6. July goal:
    • Open class registrations for everyone

Preview of 2018 Spring Classes!

coming-soon_0Brandon Learning Co-op’s Spring 2018 registration

Opening soon!

 

In the meantime, check out the classes that will be available!

 

EXTENDED SPRING SESSION

18 weeks, January 9th – May 15th

 

Gardening

Dates: Extended Spring Semester (18 weeks) January 9th-May 15th, 2018

Instructor(s): Rose

Ages/Grade: 6-12 year olds

Time: 9am-9:45am (45min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $10.00

Max # of kids: 10

Description: The idea behind this class is to introduce children to various gardening and conservation concepts. Topics will include plant anatomy, herbs, vegetables, pollinators, water conservation, composting, hydroponics, native vs non-native, garden visitors, and more!

 

This class is intended to run for two sessions (18 weeks) with a new topic each week. This allows ample time to actually grow and harvest something.

 

This will be an outside, hands-on class to be held at one of the pavilions followed by work in the garden.

 

Flutes and Voices

Dates: Extended Spring Semester (18 weeks) January 9th-May 15th, 2018

Instructor(s): Marion

Ages/Grade: 2nd grade and up

Time: 11am-11:50am (50 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 12

Description: An introduction to playing the recorder and singing in a choir. Other musical instruments will be used in class to reinforce musical concepts. There will be a mid-semester performance, and an end-of-semester performance.

 

SPRING 1 SESSION

9 weeks, January 9th – March 6th

 

Charting & Graphing

Dates: Spring I (9 weeks) January 9th – March 6th, 2018

Instructor(s): Lauren

Ages/Grade: 5-7 years old or K-2nd grade

Time: 9am-9:50am (50 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 10

Description: Learn how to create and read charts and graphs through a different experiment each week!

 

Nifty Fifty

Dates: Spring I (9 weeks) January 9 – March 6, 2018

Instructor(s): Judi

Ages/Grade: 3rd – 7th grade

Time: 9 am – 9:40 am (40 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 12

Description: Learn about regions of US, interesting facts and monuments; each student will do an in depth study of one state.

 

Art of Reading

Dates: Spring I (9 weeks, Jan9-Mar6, 2018) AND Spring II (9 weeks, Mar20-May15, 2018)

Instructor(s): Ruby and Vanessa

Ages/Grade: 2-4 years old

Time: 10 am – 10:40 am (40 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 10

Description: Stories, songs, and crafts will make up this 40 minutes of fun. We will be fostering a love for reading while encouraging reading readiness skills.

 

Art

Dates: Spring I

Instructor(s): Cat Fialla

Ages/Grade: K – 2

Time: 10 am – 10:50 am

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $25

Max # of kids: 12

Description: We will explore different artists and art techniques and create our own art.

 

Crazy 8s Math Club

Dates: Spring I (9 weeks) Jan9-Mar6, 2018

Instructor(s): Jennifer

Ages/Grade: 3rd-5th grade

Time: 10am-10:50am (50 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 12

Description: 8 weeks of fun with math! We will move around, build new things, explore, make a mess, and even have fun with marshmallows!

 

Sign Language K-2nd

Dates: Spring I (9 weeks) Jan9-Mar6, 2018

Instructor(s): Daryl and Stephanie

Ages/Grade: K-2nd grade or 6-8 years old

Time: 11am-11:40am (40 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 15

Description: This is a survey course introducing American Sign Language vocabulary for early elementary students with little to no prior knowledge. Games, songs, stories and fun with sign language will be had.

 

Jugando Aprendemos

Dates: Spring I (9 weeks) Jan9-Mar6, 2018

Instructor(s): Marion

Ages/Grade: K-2nd grade

Time: 12pm-12:40pm (40min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 12

Description: Learning Spanish through games, art, music, and just being creative! Basic vocabulary and phrases.

 

Intro to ASL

Dates: Spring I (9 weeks) Jan9-Mar6, 2018

Instructor(s): Daryl

Ages/Grade: 3rd-5th grade or 9-12 years old

Time: 12pm-12:50pm (50min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $15.00

Max # of kids: 10

Description: An introduction to conversational American Sign Language and Deaf culture. This study will include grammar, vocabulary, cultural norms, and some technology.

 

SPRING 2 SESSION

9 weeks, March 20th – May 15th

 

Crazy 8s Math club

Dates: Spring II (9 weeks) March 20th – May 15th, 2018

Instructor(s): Lauren

Ages/Grade: K-2nd grade

Time: 9am – 9:50am (50 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): no fee

Max # of kids: 12

Description: Come join us in making math fun by playing hands-on games, building stuff, making a mess and having FUN!

 

Westward Ho

Dates: Spring II (9 weeks) Mar20-May15, 2018

Instructor(s): Judi

Ages/Grade: 3rd – 7th grade

Time: 9 am – 9:40 am (40 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 12

Description: Be a pioneer and experience the westward movement with all it’s adventures. Passages from books by Laura Ingalls Wilder will be used to give information from a child’s point of view. We will try pioneer crafts and food of the era. Each student will keep a pioneer journal.

 

The Human Body

Dates: Spring II (9 weeks) March20-May 15th, 2018

Instructor(s): Suzette and Christina

Ages/Grade: K-3rd grade

Time: 10am-10:50am (50 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 12

Description: An exploration of the major bodily organs. We will explore the basic anatomy and physiology of the human brain, eyes, ears, heart, lungs, stomach, liver and kidneys, and small and large intestines.

 

Intro to Anatomy

Dates: Spring II (9 weeks) Mar20-May15th, 2018

Instructor(s): Teresa

Ages/Grade: 4th – 6th grade

Time: 10 am – 10:50am (50 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $8

Max # of kids: 12

Description: Ever wondered how we breathe or why? Or how our eyes move at the same time in the same direction to see just one image? We will spend the first 8 weeks exploring the amazing systems that make up our bodies from noses to neurons and tendons to tonsils! The last week students will present an anatomy project of their choice that they will work on throughout the session. There will be some at-home work required each week to be completed before the next class session.

 

Charts & Graphs with Science

Dates: Spring II (9 weeks) March 20th – May 15th, 2018

Instructor(s): Lauren

Ages/Grade: 5-7 years old or K-2nd grade

Time: 11am-11:50am (50 min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 10

Description: Learn how to create and read charts and graphs through a different experiment each week!

 

Jugando Aprendemos

Dates: Spring I (9 weeks) Jan9-Mar6, 2018

Instructor(s): Marion

Ages/Grade: K-2nd grade

Time: 12pm-12:40pm (40min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $5.00

Max # of kids: 12

Description: Learning Spanish through games, art, music, and just being creative! Basic vocabulary and phrases.

 

Science and Signs

Dates: Spring II (9 weeks) Mar20-May15, 2018

Instructor(s): Daryl

Ages/Grade: 3rd-5th grade or 9-12 years old

Time: 12pm-12:50pm (50min)

Materials fee (payable to instructor): $20.00

Max # of kids: 10

Description: In this class, we will do hands-on scientific activities and learn some ASL signs related to our topic. Topics will cut across the scientific disciplines with Foundations of Scientific Understanding used as a reference. Email me with questions!

 

 

Co-op administrative enrollment fee per class is $9.00 for Spring 1 and Spring 2 classes, and $18.00 for the Extended Spring classes, payable through the registration portal (this fee is non-refundable). Materials fees are payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

 

Made possible by The Alliance for the Pursuit of Knowledge, Inc., a Florida non-profit created by 4 homeschool moms (Anita Morales, Teresa Beebe, Dawn Ivey, and Marion Haase) with the mission of making educational opportunities accessible and affordable for the community as a whole.

 

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spring2018 preview