Classes

Fall 2018 registration will open in June 2018. Be sure to subscribe to stay informed about upcoming semesters!

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Teach with us! If you would like to teach in the Fall 2018, please fill out this form. Be sure to subscribe to stay informed about upcoming events! Also, connect with us through facebook

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Suzette Foister
    • Art (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!
    • 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.
  • Jennifer Gabot
    • Crazy 8’s Math Club (Spring 1 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 
    • Art of Reading (Fall 2017) 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) K-2nd grade: making math fun by playing hands-on games, building stuff, making a mess and having FUN!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Judi Quinn
    • 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) 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.
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