WC coopWest Columbia Location

Classes are held at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church, 1000 B Ave., West Columbia SC.

14 Classes held Thursdays
January 19 & 26
Febrary 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16, 23
April 6, 13, 20, 27

Open house is at 11 am on Thursday, Jan 12th at Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church

 

Semester registration fee: $10/student (ages 5+), limit $30/family, a building fee to pay or donate to the building for their utilities and supply costs. Each class or club may also have a supply fee, which covers the entire semester. You must be a REACH member in order to join co-op.

West Columbia Co-ordinators: Angela Hardy and Jennifer Brodowska
Contact: reach@reachgroup.org


Spring 2017 Schedule

Note:  nursery  will run all 3 hours every week.  Parents will have to sign up for a hour each week, if their kids are in the class, we may ask that other parents that are free at the time help.  There is no cost for this class.  Parents can sign up with either Angela Hardy alwhardy@gmail.com or Jennifer Brodowska, thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com


10-11:30 Class Descriptions

Story, Crafts and Science ages 3-5 (every week)
Each week we will cover a new topic and new book(s) and do activities based on that book. We will be doing fun science experiments, messy art, and learning about the world around us, near and far. We will also sings songs to memorize things like the months, continents, and seasons.  Parents will sign up to reach each week, so there will be a variety of activities to do.

Prerequisite: N/A
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: parents will have to sign up to teach a week
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Free
Grading: None
Contact: Jennifer Brodowska thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

Magic School Bus (STEM)age 6-8 (1st and 3rd Thursdays)
Are you ready to get messy, make mistakes, and discover new things? A continuation of the Magic School Bus style of learning science from last semester. Topics range from earth science to chemistry to biology. Students will be introduced to the day’s topic, watch the corresponding Magic School Bus video and will have some participatory learning in the form of an experiment or craft.  This class is for ages 6-8. For older students, check out the Bill Nye science class.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, assisting as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $10
Grading: None
Contact: Christine Scruggs  christine.e.scruggs@gmail.com

Bill Nye The Science Guy STEM: ages 9-13 (1st and 3rd Thursdays)
A science class based on the hit series Bill Nye the Science Guy.  We’ll be watching clips and doing fun experiments.  The class is intended for STEM students that are a little too old for Magic School Bus.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, assisting as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $5
Grading: None
Contact: Angela Hardy  alwhardy@gmail.com 


Younger Art: ages 6-10 (2nd and 4th Thursdays)
Hands on exploration of artists and techniques. We will complete projects in each class and learn about artists along the way.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, assisting as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral, secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $10
Grading: None
Contact: Candis James Cmbowerman1026@yahoo.com

Art: ages 11 and up (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
Come join us in art class this semester to explore a variety of art forms and techniques. We will discuss various techniques and methods as well as talk about art history and famous artists. A great class to discover your creativity and have fun.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, assisting as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral, secular
Class maximum: 15 
**NOTE: This class is full. Go ahead and sign up to be placed on a waiting list**
Cost: $10
Grading: None
Contact: Amanda Johnson 4johnsonfolk@gmail.com

 

Games Club: ages 11+ (1st/3rd Thursdays)
Games will be provided by teachers, or students can bring their favorite game to share!  From classics to modern – all will be age appropriate.  Due to varying interests, there may be multiple games going on at once.
Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, assisting as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral, secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Free
Grading: None
Contact: Amanda Johnson 4johnsonfolk@gmail.com

Lunch/playground: 11:30-12:10

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12:10-1:10 Class Descriptions

Math Games Club: ages 3-5 (every week)
Math and numbers will be fun to learn as we play games to introduce children to their numbers. We will have fun doing hands on activities and games that use number matching and counting. We will work on number matching and recognition, as well as beginning addition. We hope you join us for the fun! Parents will sign up to teach each week, so there will be a variety of wide range of activities that we do.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: parents will have to sign up to teach a week
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Free
Grading: None
Contact: Jennifer Brodowska thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

Galloping Around the Globe : age 6-10  (1st & 3rd Thursdays):
We will be using Galloping the Globe as a basis for studying the seven continents. The study will include historical figures, animals, holidays etc… from countries within each continent. Each class will include readings from our area of study, note booking and/or craft activities, and puzzles. The students will need a small three ringed binder or folder to hold all of their work. The first class will start with an overview of what geography is, and the world in general. This will be taught as a secular class and will continue into the spring semester. If possible, we will have a geography fair where students will make a display area on the country of their choice. Each parent will be responsible for teaching at least one class. Supplies will be provided

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, assisting as needed
Teaching style: notebooking
World View: Neutral, secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $5
Grading: None
Contact: Jessica Smith jsmith29345@gmail.com

Lego Junior Class: age 6-10 (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
Each class will have an opening speed build, activity, and Lego Fact time. Last week of class will be a Lego show. This class is a chance to offer your child a time to relax, create, innovate and collaborate with fellow students.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: NA
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 10
Cost: Free
Grading: None
Contact: Jennifer Brodowska thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

Knitting and Handicrafts: ages 9+
Starting with knitting, rotating teachers will introduce their favorite crafting skills.  Each subject will last a few weeks to give students a chance to finish projects. Students will receive advance notice of supplies they need to bring. I will have limited to supplies to lend out.  This is a good inexpensive set of knitting needles to start with if you don’t have any: Knitting Needles
Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: parents will have to sign up to teach a week
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Free. Bring your own knitting needles
Grading: None
Contact: Angela Hardy alwhardy@yahoo.com

Book Club: ages 12+
Bring your book list, your favorite, the one you are dying to read, the one you want to share!  We will introduce basic elements of literature using classic novels and class suggestions.  Book discussion will be student led.
Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: yes, assisting as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Free
Grading: None
Contact: Charity Wolf charitywolf@gmail.com

 





 

1:15-2:15 Class Descriptions

Duplos Engineering: ages 3-5
 Each class will begin with a simple lesson and activity, students will also have a chance to free build and then share their creation with the class. This class will be a hands on extension of the lesson that is being covered, as wall as a time just to have some fun with Duplos! Parents are expected to teach at least a week during the semester. Duplos will be provided. 

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: parents will have to sign up to teach a week
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Free
Grading: None
Contact: Jennifer Brodowska thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

Story of the World Club, volume 1: ages 6-10 (every week)
We will cover a chapter a week from Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World, Book 1 (The Ancients). Class time will be spent on hands-on activities, map-work and games from the activity book that accompanies the text and other relevant sources. Teaching will be done on a rotating basis with parents signing up each week to teach the class.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Parents must sign up to teach a class
Teaching style: Classical, Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral, Secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Students will need to purchase their own copy of the book to be able to read the chapters ahead of time.
Grading: None
Contact: Areli Keeney librarycat28@yahoo.com

    

Story of the World Club, volume 3: ages 8-12 (every week)
We will cover a chapter a week from Susan Wise Bauer’s Story of the World, Book 3 (Early Modern Times). Class time will be spent on hands-on activities, map-work and games from the activity book that accompanies the text and other relevant sources. Teaching will be done on a rotating basis with parents signing up each week to teach the class.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Parents must sign up to teach a class
Teaching style: Classical, Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral, Secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Students will need to purchase their own copy of the book to be able to read the chapters ahead of time.
Grading: None
Contact: Areli Keeney librarycat28@yahoo.com



STEM: ages 12+
This class will focus on the elements of STEM.  We will cover the topics in a hands-on and exciting way.  
Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Parents must sign up to teach a class
Teaching style: Classical, Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral, Secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $10, occasionally bringing simple supplies from home.
Grading: None
Contact: Jessica Smith     jsmith29345@gmail.com

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