North East Coop
North East Location

Classes are held at Killian Baptist Church

577 W. Killian Rd, Columbia SC

Open House/Orientation: Wed. August 30 at 11 a.m.

14 Classes held Wednesdays: 

      Sept 6, 13, 20, 27   Oct 4, 11, 18, 25  Nov 1, 8, 15, 29 Dec 6, 13

                                                                                                                                        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 have a supply fee, which covers the entire semester as well.  You must first join REACH ($15 per year per family) in order to register for co-op. Parents are required to assist in some way during each class hour that their student(s) attend, No drop offs.

NE Coordinators: Angela Williams and Wendy Weast
Contact: reach@reachgroup.org  

REGISTER for FALL 2017

Fall 2017  Schedule: Wednesdays
10:00 – 10:50 am Class Descriptions

Tot time for birth to age 4
Come play with us! We will play with toys, read stories, play games, dance to music and have arts and crafts while older siblings attend classes. If weather permits, we will play on the playground or with a big parachute.


Parents will need to bring snacks for their child (ren) and a bottle or cup as well as adequate diapers/pull ups or change of clothes if new to using the potty.
Two or more adults will be in the room at all times-Parents will rotate weekly/hourly.
We will separate the infants into another room if needed.

Class maximum: 18
Cost: $5 per semester for age 18 months and up, for arts and crafts supplies. Infants are free.
Coordinator: Shaka Dana

 

Rad-dish Cooking Class – ages 7-12 ***will run from 10-11:30 a.m.***

Students will learn various cooking skills as well as completing a dish or two each time that we meet. We will avoid peanuts but contact with all other allergens will be a possibility. We will be working with knives and with hot liquids and foods. Students will be able to eat the food that they make for their lunch. It would be helpful if they had an apron or large t-shirt to cover their clothes.  If you would like to buy a few child safe knives for younger students, then you may but they are not required.

Controversial issues: We will be working with knives and with hot liquids and foods.
Parent Involvement: Will need one parent per three students
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive with some lecture
World View: Neutral

Class maximum: 18

Cost: $25 per semester

Instructors: Andrea Yeager, Joann Johnson, Wendy Weast

 

Lego Club – age 4-8 ***FULL***

Come build with us! Each week we’ll have a build challenge, or free build, and show and tell.  Legos provided, so please don’t bring your own and have them get mixed in.

Controversial issues: Legos may get on the floor, so watch your step!
Parent Involvement: Will need several parents to lead/assist.
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive
World View: Neutral

Class maximum: 18 (full)

Cost: Free

 

Elementary Art- age 5-10

Each week we’ll explore different art concepts, use different mediums, and touch on a few famous artists. Please wear washable clothing or bring a big t-shirt or smock.

Controversial issues: Students need to be able to follow instructions with messy supplies
Parent Involvement: Will need several parents to lead/assist.
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive
World View: Neutral

Class maximum: 18

Cost: $10

 

Medieval History– age 8 and up

We will try to cover as many key topics as time allows. Any that are not covered we might include in a part 2 class next Spring.
Key Topics will include:
*Fall of the Roman Empire
*Byzantine Empire
*Celts, Gauls, Vikings
*Feudalism
*Magna Carta
*Crusades
* Differences between the Early, High and Late Middle Ages – Technology ,military, Architecture, art, music, War, Society,economy,Scholars, intellectuals, and exploration.

We will also plan a field trip to the NC Renaissance Fair in October.

Controversial issues: Brief mentions of war
Parent Involvement: Some, but just a minimum number
Teaching style: Lecture with a few crafts mixed in.
World View: Secular

Class maximum: 20

Cost: $5 per semester

Instructor: Marie Kinard

 

Teen Club – ages 13+
A club for the teens, by the teens. While there will be two parent advisors in the classroom, we’re leaving this club to be run by the teens. Prior to the first class, we’d like to hear from the teens of what they’d like to vote on during the first class as to things they’d like to accomplish during club time so the advisors can help them keep on track.
Suggestions: Book club ,writing club,, chess, games, plan some outside co-op events like  Geocaching.  Hiking, Movies, Party, Hi-Wire. Bring in parents to teach crochet or knitting or other classes like life skills as teens show interest.

Controversial issues: None – any controversies will be brought to the student’s parent’s attention.
Parent Involvement: 2 adult advisors present each week.
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: None
Cost: $5, some activities may have a cost or need supplies brought from home
Grading: None
Coordinators:  Wendy Weast  cmwendyw@gmail.com & Jaime Franklin jaimefranklin75@yahoo.com 

 11:00 – 11:45 am Class Descriptions

Tot time for birth to 18 months
Come play with us! We will play with toys, read stories, listen to music while older toddlers-age 5 have circle time next door.

Parents will need to bring snacks for their child (ren) and a bottle or cup as well as adequate diapers/pull ups or change of clothes if new to using the potty.
Two or more adults will be in the room at all times-Parents will rotate weekly/hourly.

Class maximum: 8
Cost: Free
Coordinator: Shaka Dana

 

Circle time for 18 mo to age 5 (pre-reader)

Letter of the week! We’ll read stories, make a craft, sing songs around a letter of the alphabet as well as work puzzles, play simple board or group games.

Class maximum: 12
Cost: $5 per semester for age 18 months and up, for arts and crafts supplies. 
Two or more adults will be in the room at all times-Parents will rotate weekly/hourly.
We will separate the infants/young toddlers into another room.
Coordinator: Parents will rotate leading parts of the activites provided

 

Elementary Art- age 5-10

Each week we’ll explore different art concepts, use different mediums, and touch on a few famous artists. Please wear washable clothing or bring a big t-shirt or smock.

Controversial issues: Students need to be able to follow instructions with messy supplies
Parent Involvement: Will need several parents to lead/assist.
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive
World View: Neutral

Class maximum: 18

Cost: $10

 

Board Games Club – age 7-12

Love Monopoly but never enough people to play? We’ll have several board games to choose from, and parents to supervise.

Controversial issues: Taking Turns!
Parent Involvement: Will need several parents to lead/assist.
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive
World View: Neutral

Class maximum: 18

Cost: Free

 

Lego Club – age 9-12

Come build with us! Each week we’ll have a build challenge, or free build, and show and tell.  Legos provided, so please don’t bring your own and have them get mixed in.

Controversial issues: Legos may get on the floor, so watch your step!
Parent Involvement: Will need several parents to lead/assist.
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive
World View: Neutral

Class maximum: 18

 

 

World Religions – ages 13+  **This is a full year class, Sept-May**

Course Description
This course will examine and compare the various major religions and belief systems around the world. We will explore Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shintoism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with an emphasis on finding common themes to all religions. We will also examine sacred texts from the aforementioned faiths.

Course Objectives
The primary objective of the course is to gain a basic understanding of several of the world’s major faiths, with a focus on recognizing the similarities and differences among them. This will involve: (1) understanding the fundamental concepts and ideas of these traditions, (2) understanding each tradition’s history and origin, (3) recognizing interconnections and lines of influence between traditions, and (4) exploring each tradition through their respective texts.
Students will be required to offer a short presentation on the religion/religious practice of their choice on the last day of class.

***The material covered in this course is for the purpose of knowledge and understanding; NOT for indoctrination or conversion.***

Controversial issues: Religion
Parent Involvement: Grade the work if using the class for credit
Teaching style: Eclectic
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $12 , and bring a binder for handouts
Grading: None

High School credit: Yes
Instructor:  Jaime Franklin

 

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars – high school

Reading the original Star Wars trilogy (time permitting) written in Shakespearian English.

Controversial issues: These books are basically the Star Wars movies, where the characters speak the original lines in Shakespearian English. So, some fighting and violence
Parent Involvement: just one co-teacher
Teaching style: Commercially prepared but put my own spin on it
World View: Secular
Class maximum: none
Cost: Free, Books may be purchased or read for free online at readanybook.com (Richland library does not currently have copies) can purchase from Amazon for under $30 for the 3 books. For English credit there will have to be other book purchases required.
Grading: by parents, may be counted as high school credit with addtional work at  home
Instructor: Sharon Shelley

 

 

 

 


LUNCH/Playground 11:45 am-12:15 pm

 

 

12:15 – 1:00 pm Class Descriptions

Tot time for birth to age 3
Come play with us! We will play with toys, read stories, play games, dance to music  while older siblings attend classes. If weather permits, we will play on the playground or with a big parachute.

Parents will need to bring snacks for their child (ren) and a bottle or cup as well as adequate diapers/pull ups or change of clothes if new to using the potty.
Two or more adults will be in the room at all times-Parents will rotate weekly/hourly.
We will separate the infants into another room if needed.

Class maximum: 18
Cost: $5 per semester for age 18 months and up, for arts and crafts supplies. Infants are free.
Coordinator: Shaka Dana

 

Cook with Books – age 4-6 years

Let’s cook with books! Each week we’ll read a book together, circle time style, and make a food item related to the story. We’ll have some brief discussions about healthy eating, trying new foods,  and kitchen safety. Cleaning up will be a part of the class. Books will include – DW the picky eater, If you take a mouse to the movies, Green Eggs and Ham, Stone Soup, and Blueberries for Sal.

Controversial issues: We will be chopping, stirring, and working around a stove. Students MUST be able to follow safety instructions. Recipies will be gluten free, and can be made dairy free. We will use wheat if none of the students are gluten free.
Parent Involvement: We’ll need several parents to assist with this class.
Teaching style: Story time, hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $10, some activities may  need supplies brought from home
Grading: None
Coordinator: Angela Williams

 

Brain Games – age 5-8 **FULL**

Come explore critical thinking skills, engineering, math concepts with us. This is a hands on class, but students will need to know their numbers in order to attend. We will play board games, have team projects, pour/measure things and solve riddles.

Parent Involvement: We’ll need several parents to assist with this class.
Teaching style: hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 20 **FULL**
Cost: $5, some activities may  need supplies brought from home
Grading: None
Coordinator: Julie Buchanan

 

Conversational Spanish, language and culture – age 9+

This class will teach students the pronunciation of the Spanish alphabet, help them build a basic vocabulary of approximately 20 words a week, use memorization of simple key phrases and engage them to retain what they are learning through games and activities. Lessons in culture will be included where appropriate to provide a backdrop to the information being taught.

Prerequisites: reading and writing, able to take notes,  OR a parent in attendance to assist

Controversial issues: None that I’m aware of. If anything is to be discussed that may be controversial, I will contact the parents the week before to give them the opportunity to ask questions/decide if their child will attend that class.
High School Credit: No
Parent Involvement: We’ll need several parents to assist with this class.
Teaching style: Eclectic
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $5,
Grading: None

Instructor: Pamela Garnica

 

Chess Club – age 9 and up

Come play chess! Chess Club gives students an opportunity to play friendly games of chess against their peers in a low-stress environment. Students of all levels are welcome to come, as help is given to those who need it. (online resources will also be available)

Chess is a great workout for mental skills such as creative thinking and problem-solving. Students learn to think ahead, evaluate multiple alternatives and anticipate consequences. They improve spatial reasoning, visual memory and attention span while learning good judgment,self-confidence and sportsmanship.

Prerequisite: Needs a basic understanding of chess

Parent Involvement: We’ll need several parents to assist with this class.
Teaching style: Interactive
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 20
Cost: Free, but if you have a chess set, please bring it.
Grading: None
Coordinator: Marie Kinard

 

Book Discussion Club – age 11+

Let’s talk books! We’ll read several fiction books and discuss them together.

Controversial issues: Titles to be discussed will be provided to parents, as some young adult/teen fiction books may have themes of sexual relationships, violence, etc.  We will keep the books age appropriate.
Parent Involvement: Will need several parents to lead/assist.
Teaching style: Discussion, question and answer
World View: Neutral

Class maximum: 18

Cost: Free

 

 

Game Design 101 – age 13+

Learning how to build games from the ground up, all teens are invited to discuss, build, and showcase games this fall semester. We’ll discuss game elements, build prototypes based on those elements, and then end with a major game showcase at the end of the semester.

Parent Involvement: just a co-teacher
Teaching style: Discussion, Relaxed, Hands-on
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Free, please bring a notebook and pen/pencil
Grading: None
Instructor: Ryan Weast, Wendy Weast

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