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Pricing:

  • There is a one-time $1.00/class administrative fee per course (e.g., if there are 9 classes in one session, you pay $9.00), per student. Additional fees for materials and supplies are made payable to the instructor.
  • The Co-op administrative fee is non-refundable.
  • To inquire about a refund for additional class/materials, please contact the class instructor.

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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 (Fall 2016) 2nd-5th grade: students studied a different inventor each week along with participating in an activity related to that week’s inventor. Students completed their own “invention” project including brainstorming, design and presentation.
  • Geology (Spring 2017) 2nd-6th grade: Students explored billions of years of Earth’s history! They learned about the different types of rocks and minerals, caves, fossils and much more. Will include hands on activities and a final project.
  • Detective Science (Fall 2017) 4th grade and up: Class included hands on activities introducing students to forensic science. Students had the chance to gather clues, search for and analyze evidence and learn how science helps solve real-life crime.
  • Intro to Anatomy (Spring 2, 2018) 4th-6th grade: 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? Students spent 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 presented an anatomy project of their choice that they worked on throughout the session. There was some at-home work required each week to be completed before the next class session.
  • Let’s Have fun with math (Spring 2, 2018) 5th – 8th grade: Primarily group discussions and activities that will cover topics from Upper Elementary to pre-algebra. Topics included but not limited to factors, multiplication, division, area, perimeter, fractions, and problem-solving. Students should be proficient and understand basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well a basic understanding of fractions.
  • Comparative Anatomy with Dissection (Fall 2018) 10 years old and up (5th grade and up): Students studied the similarities and differences in the anatomy of different organisms. We discussed evolutionary biology, cladistics and phylogenetics. During the course we dissected the following: earthworm, crayfish, fish, frog and fetal pig. Each student had their own specimen and all supplies were provided.
  • Inventors Club #2 (Fall 2018) 7-11 yrs old (2nd – 5th grade):During this course, the students studied a different inventor each week along with participating in an activity related to that week’s inventor. In addition, students completed their own “invention” project including brainstorming, design and presentation.

 

Stephanie Brown

  • Sign Language (Spring 1 2018) K-2nd grade: 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.

 

Rose Casino-Fries

  • Dinosaur Exploration (Fall 2017) K-2nd grade: Let’s talk dinosaurs! When did they exist and how do we know about them? Students learned about different types of dinosaurs while having fun.
  • Gardening (Spring 1&2 2018) 6-12 years old: The idea behind this class is to introduce children to various gardening and conservation concepts. Topics included plant anatomy, herbs, vegetables, pollinators, water conservation, composting, hydroponics, native vs non-native, garden visitors, and more! This class was intended to run for two sessions (18 weeks) with a new topic each week. This allows ample time to actually grow and harvest something. The class took place outside, as a hands-on class held at one of the pavilions followed by work in the garden.

 

Christina Edwards

  • The Human Body (Spring 2 2018) K-3rd grade: An exploration of the major bodily organs. Students explored the basic anatomy and physiology of the human brain, eyes, ears, heart, lungs, stomach, liver and kidneys, and small and large intestines.
  • Character Building (Fall 2018) 5-8 yrs old (K-3rd grade): An encouraging class to explain the importance of good character. We explored the benefits of character traits such as attentiveness, courage, diligence, gratefulness, patience, and more. Building future leaders of character through discussion, crafts, and group activities.

 

Daryl Everett

  • Intro to ASL (Spring 1 2018) 9-12 years old: An introduction to conversational American Sign Language and Deaf culture. This class included grammar, vocabulary, cultural norms, and some technology.
  • Sign Language (Spring 1 2018) K-2nd grade: 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.
  • Signs and Science (ASL) (Spring 2 2018) 3rd-5th grade: In this class, students did hands-on scientific activities and learned some ASL signs related to our topic. Topics cut across the scientific disciplines with Foundations of Scientific Understanding used as a reference. 
  • Intro to ASL (B) (Fall 2018) 8-13 yrs old (3rd-6th grades) An introduction to conversational American Sign Language and Deaf culture. This study included grammar, vocabulary, cultural norms, and some technology. This was a continuation of Spring work but had access points for new students. A creative project was planned for the final 2 weeks of class which included the use of face paint on hands/arms. 
  • Beginning Sign Language (Season B) 4-8 yrs old (K-2nd grade): 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. Topics included: ABC’s/Pleasantries, Things you see outside, Seasons, Days of the Week, Farm Animals, Zoo Animals, Fruits and Vegetables.

 

Cat Fialla

  • Art (Spring 1 2018) K-2nd grade: Each week students learned about a different famous artist and created their own art based on the style and techniques that artist used. At the end of the semester, an art gallery displayed during presentation and expo day, exhibiting select art pieces created by the students.
  • Fiber Arts (Fall 2018) 9-14 yrs old (3rd grade and up): Children created with their hands using embroidery thread, yarn, fabric & other related items. Activities included hand sewing, tie-dying, weaving, embroidery and finger knitting.
  • Intro to Drama (Fall 2018) 6-13 yrs old (K-8th grade): Have fun in a support environment while building confidence with public speaking! This class was full of cooperative games to encourage your child to come out of their shell. No prior drama experience required!

 

Suzette Foister

  • Art (Fall 2017, Fall 2018) ages 5 and up: An 8 week class focusing on a different theme every week. Suzette incorporated a bit of art history and reading into the lessons as well. Topics included lessons on famous artists and their techniques, the 7 elements of art, and the principles of art. It was fun and suitable for ages 5 and up. Suzette’s ultimate goal was for the kids to have fun. She didn’t want the children or the parents to feel as if they are just doing another craft. She wanted them to take away some fun facts and a love for art!
  • Art at Noon (Fall 2017) ages 5 and up: An 8 week class focusing on a different theme every week. Suzette incorporated a bit of art history and reading into the lessons as well. Topics included lessons on famous artists and their techniques, the 7 elements of art, and the principles of art. It was fun and suitable for ages 5 and up. Suzette’s ultimate goal was for the kids to have fun. She didn’t want the children or the parents to feel as if they are just doing another craft. She wanted them to take away some fun facts and a love for art!
  • The Human Body (Spring 2 2018) K-3rd grade: An exploration of the major bodily organs. Students explored the basic anatomy and physiology of the human brain, eyes, ears, heart, lungs, stomach, liver and kidneys, and small and large intestines.
  • Art History and Creativity (Fall 2018) 8 yrs old and up (3rd – 5th grade):We explored the art and history of different nations and time periods every week. Students had the opportunity to create a piece of art each week. This class created opportunities for self guided creativity. Students were encouraged to doodle/draw in sketchbooks outside of the classroom. The goal was for each student to develop a love for art, history and confidence in their ability to create with little direction.

 

Jennifer Gabot

  • Crazy 8’s Math Club (Spring 1 2018, Fall 2018) 3rd-5th grade: 8 weeks of fun with math! We will move around, build new things, explore, make a mess, and even have fun with marshmallows!

 

Lauren Giordano: 

 “Being a volunteer educator with BLHC has been an amazing and rewarding experience. It has been very well organized yet low pressure and a comfortable environment. The administration has been extremely supportive and helpful. I do not have any complaints in my 2 years of teaching and look forward to continuing hosting classes!” 

  • Art of Reading (Fall 2017, Fall 2018) ages 3-5: Introduction to phonics and sentence structure through a book and craft.
  • Charting and Graphing (Spring 1, 2018) 4-7 year olds: Students learned how to create and read charts and graphs through various activities.
  • Charts & Graphs with Science (Spring 2 2018) 4-7 year olds: Students learned how to create and read charts and graphs through a different experiment each week!
  • Crazy 8s Math Club (Spring 2 2018, Fall 2018) K-2nd grade: making math fun by playing hands-on games, building stuff, making a mess and having FUN!

 

Cynthia Green:

 

“I would say I’m not a natural at this, don’t know everything about my topic, and sometimes get tongue tied and say the wrong things from what I meant.  If I can do this, then anyone can!  It’s a fulfilling adventure!!”

  • Intermediate Conversational Spanish (Fall 2018) 9+ with consideration for those with prior experience (3rd grade +): This class was designed to offer opportunities for Spanish students to utilize the vocabulary they already know in complete sentences and phrases. Emphasis was on understanding some grammar by conjugating some verbs and learning important different word usages (such as “ser/estar”). Students partook in reading, writing, and speaking in Spanish.

 

Marion Haase 

  • Music Makers I (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017) ages 6+: Emphasis on beginner music theory, music appreciation, ensemble performance, rhythmic and melodic ear-training, and improvisation. Kids had hands-on experience with various instruments, learning principles of music notation, performance, stage presence, etc.
  • Music Makers II (Fall 2017) For kids who have taken Music Makers I or have had musical training in the past. This class builds upon the concepts covered in the previous class.
  • Jugando Aprendemos (Fall 2017, Spring 1&2 2018) all ages: Learn Spanish vocabulary and phrases by taking part in games, songs, art, dances, and more.
  • Flutes & Voices (Spring 1&2, 2018) 2nd grade and up: An introduction to the recorder and choir. Other instruments were used in the class to help anchor an understanding of the music.
  • Spanish Mundo (Fall 2018) 5-7 yrs old (K-2nd): Learn about a different Spanish-speaking country each week (geography, culture, music, food, vocabulary) while practicing common phrases. At the end of the semester, each child presents a poster or project about a Spanish-speaking country.
  • Tempo Buckets! (Fall 2018) 10 – 14 yrs old (5th – 8th grade): We learned about music, performance, rhythm, choreography, and more using 5 gallon paint buckets as our primary instruments, as well as real drum sticks. Other auxiliary percussion was be included as well as some pitched instruments. Students did a performance at the end of the semester.

 

Dawn Ivey

  • Overview of Biomes (Fall 2016) grades 1st-5th: Students learned about the aquatic, desert, forest, tundra and grasslands biomes in an interactive forum. They learned about the climate, animals, plants, physical characteristics, and locations of each biome. Students gained knowledge that they used to create a project that was shared at the end of semester presentation.
  • Reader’s Theatre (Spring 2017) min. 2nd grade reading level: Students were assigned select parts that they practiced reading in a variety of voices while expressing various feelings/emotions. The focus was on reading fluency, reading aloud, voice projection and reading with inflection. Students were not expected to memorize lines as all parts were read directly from the script.
  • Inventors Club (Fall 2018) 7-11 yrs old (2nd – 5th grade): During this course, the students studied a different inventor each week along with participating in an activity related to that week’s inventor. In addition, students completed their own “invention” project including brainstorming, design and presentation.

 

Anita Morales

  • Overview of Biomes (Fall 2016) grades 1st-5th: Students learned about the aquatic, desert, forest, tundra and grasslands biomes in an interactive forum. They learned about the climate, animals, plants, physical characteristics, and locations of each biome. Students gained knowledge that they used to create a project that was shared at the end of semester presentation
  • Dinosaur Exploration (Fall 2017) K-2nd grade: Let’s talk dinosaurs! When did they exist and how do we know about them? Students learned about different types of dinosaurs while having fun.
  • Let’s Have fun with math (Spring 2, 2018) 5th – 8th grade: Primarily group discussions and activities that will cover topics from Upper Elementary to pre-algebra. Topics included but not limited to factors, multiplication, division, area, perimeter, fractions, and problem-solving. Students should be proficient and understand basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well a basic understanding of fractions.
  • Ahoy, Matey! (Fall 2018) 5-8 yrs old (K-3rd): Introduction to maps and map reading with a pirate theme. We hunted for pirate treasure all over the world by sailing the seven seas and visiting the continents we encountered. We also learned how to use a compass so we can navigate our way around the world looking for our treasures.
  • Super Solar System (Fall 2018) 6-9 yrs old (1st – 3rd grade): Come explore our Solar System ! Let’s learn and have fun while exploring this amazing world we live in . This class is perfect for both beginners or students with more knowledge on the subject. The class included reading, crafts, group projects and more. Most importantly had fun . 

 

Ruby Mumo

  • Art of Reading (Spring 1 2018) 3-5 year olds: Intro to reading and phonics, complemented by stories and crafts

 

Vanessa Power

  • Art of Reading (Spring 1 2018) 3-5 year olds: Intro to reading and phonics, complemented by stories and crafts

 

Erin Powers

  • Crazy 8’s Math Club (Fall 2017) K-2nd grade: Fun math club that helps kids enjoy math and see how it fits into everyday life. https://crazy8s.bedtimemath.org/home/what
  • Our Earth Rocks! (Fall 2018) 8-11 yrs old (3rd-5th grade): Get down to earth and learn about the rocks and minerals that make up our wonderful planet. This class focused heavily on rock and land formation along with properties of rocks and minerals. 

 

Olivia Sutherland

  • Florida History Class (Fall 2018) 8 years old and up (3rd – 5th grade): Our students made Florida Lap Books. Each student made their own. There was reading, writing, coloring & creating. We learned about the first settlers and created a timeline and some of the tools they used in their day.

 

Judi Quinn

“Sharing my passion and knowledge with students has been awesome.  I love seeing their excitement and enthusiasm when learning becomes fun, and feel I get as much from the classes as the kids.  They teach me things too.”

  • Nifty Fifty U.S. Geography (Spring 1 2018) 3rd-7th grade: Students learned about regions of US, interesting facts and monuments; each student did an in depth study of one state.
  • Westward Ho U.S. Geography (Spring 2 2018) 3rd-7th grade: 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.
  • Creative Writing (Spring 2 2018, Fall 2018) 5th-8th grade: We will look at different reasons for writing and ways to improve word choices through shades of meaning. Students will work on informational and fictional writing after discussing the differences in each form. Students will learn to self edit, and will also have peer and teacher editing.
  • We The People (Fall 2018) 10 yrs old and up (4th grade and up): This was an introduction to government and the Bill of Rights. We discussed the three branches of government, as well as the rights and responsibilities of citizens. 
  • Where in the World? (Fall 2018) 10 yrs old and up (4th grade and up): What is the longest river? the highest waterfall? largest desert? Find out in this fun filled class while exploring cultures around the world. Each student did an in depth study of a country with provided guidelines.
  • Data, Probability, and Statistics (Fall 2018) 10 yrs old and up (4th grade and up): Students should have a good knowledge of multiplication and division before signing up for this class. We looked at the many ways in which this type of math influences our life. There was a final project with given guidelines.
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