WC coopWest Columbia Location

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

14 Classes held Thursdays 
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26

November 2, 9, 16, 30

December 7, 14

Open house is at 11:30 am on Thursday, August 24th 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


Fall 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 and Craft Time ages 3-5 (1st and 3rd Thursdays)
Each week we will cover a new topic and new book(s) and do activities may include a craft to go along with the story, songs, and social studies. We will be learning about the world around us, near and far. We will also memorize things like the months, continents, and seasons.   The kids will get time to wiggle and listen to music by Amie.   Parents will sign up to assist each week in the class.  

Prerequisite: N/A
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: parents will have to sign up to assist a week
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $5
Grading: None
Contact: Jennifer Brodowska thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

Science and craft: ages 3-5 (2nd & 4th Thursdays) CLASS IS FULL
A fun introduction to the world of science, bugs, and nature. Kids will get to explore a variety of science topics, and learn about the world around them. Then the kids will get a chance to get the wiggles out and listen to some music with Amie.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, Parents will have to sign up to assist in the class.
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral, secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $5 CLASS IS FULL
Grading: None
Contact: Dana Mears daeunau@gmail.com

Health and Fitness: age 6-12 (1st and 3rd Thursdays) CLASS IS FULL
This class will focus on how to keep our bodies healthy: eating healthy foods and making time for physical fitness each day.

Prerequisite: NA

Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, assisting as needed.
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: NA
Class maximum: 20
Cost: Parents will sign up for a week to bring a healthy snack for the group. CLASS IS FULL
Grading: None
Contact: Christi Mayo Mayoohanaacademy@gmail.com

Art Jr: ages 6-12 (2nd & 4th Thursdays) CLASS IS FULL
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
Cost: $0 CLASS IS FULL
Grading: None
Contact: Jennifer Brodowska thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

Game Club: age 12 + (Every Thursday)
Age appropriate games, including board and card games.  Student lead.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: May play old fashion games.
Parent Involvement: NA
Teaching style: NA
World View: NA
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $5
Grading: None
Contact: Amanda Johnson 4johnsonfolk@gmail.com

Co-teacher Teresa Spires tlds41@yahoo.com

 

 

Lunch/playground: 11:30-12:10

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12:10-1:10 Class Descriptions

Duplos: ages 3-5 (1st and 3rd Thursdays)
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: Yes, as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Free
Grading: None
Contact: Steph Schroeder  stephanieschroeder1982@gmail.com

Preschool Art: ages 3-5 (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
Cost: $5
Grading: None
Contact: Jennifer Brodowska thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

Story of the World Vol 2: age 6-12 (1st & 3rd Thursdays)
Learning about the Middle Age while also doing crafts, activities, some in front of class presentations, review worksheets, end of year test to take home and return for a reward, and whatever else we add in through the year! This will be a Fall 2017/Spring 2018 class to get through all the chapters! Reading will be done at home but class being biweekly gives plenty of time so probably send worksheets home sometimes as well to complete and bring back!

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, parents are expected to teach at least one class.
Teaching style: Classical
World View: Secular
Class maximum: 20
Cost: $10 Plus the Story of the World Vol 2, and a 3-ringed binder/folder.  Other supplies my be requested for crafts and activities. Story of the World–> http://amzn.to/2vYDqQd 
Grading: None
Contact: Candis James cmbowerman1026@gmail.com

Beginner Music: age 6-12 (2nd & 4thThursdays) CLASS IS FULL
Kids will have fun learning the fundamentals of music such as rhythm, reading the notes on the staff, singing, and learning to play the recorder The $10 fee will cover the costs of the recorder.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: NA
Teaching style: Classical
World View: Secular
Class maximum: 20
Cost: $10 CLASS IS FULL
Grading: None
Contact: Anne Marie McKoy jammckoy726@gmail.com

Logic and Math Games: ages 9-12 (1st & 3rd Thursday)
A twice monthly games class where children can bring in their favorite non-electronic games to share and play with each other. I will provide chess, solitary and group math, and logic games, in addition to weekly riddles for the children to solve.
Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: yes, assist as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral
Class maximum: 15
Cost: Free.
Grading: None
Contact: Cindy Heming tullip4@yahoo.com

Write Away: ages 9-12 (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
Have a reluctant writer?  The purpose of this class is to teach proper writing technique and inspire creativity in writing.  We will be using the Write Away curriculum–>http://amzn.to/2vB7PDa

Prerequisite: student should be able to read and write
Controversial issues: none
Parent Involvement: yes, assist as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $2
Grading: None
Contact: Charity Wolf charitywolf@gmail.com

Alexander Hamilton & The New Republic: ages 12+ (Every Thursday)
This class will include discussion, activities and projects related to the Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton: An American Musical.  I enjoy teaching teens through PowerPoint presentations, handouts, class discussions, using primary sources, comparing and contrasting people and events, hands-on learnin, as well as low pressure individual and group projects.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: I highly suggest parents become familiar with the life of Alexander Hamilton before enrolling their child in this class.  If you have not seen or heard it, this incredible musical does contain several instances of curse words and the story of his life revolves around some not-so-pleasant events such as Hamilton’s extra-marital affair and the repercussions of it and a related blackmail scandal, several duels, the death of a beloved child, and other intense emotional moments.  If you feel your child is mature enough to handle this there is a plethora of invaluable political, historical, and cultural information about the Revolutionary War and the formation of the U.S. Government in the Hamilton musical.  We will not be listening to the entire musical during class.  We may listen to particular tracks form the musical.  I will try to stick to the songs in class that do not contain the more adult language or topics.
Parent Involvement: No
Teaching style: Eclectic
World View: Secular
Class maximum: 20
Cost: $10
Grading: None
Contact: Joanna Ross joannaleeross@gmail.com




 

1:15-2:15 Class Descriptions

Around the World: ages 3-5 (1st & 3rd Thursdays)
 Intro to geography for preschoolers.  We will focus on a different continent each class.  

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: yes, assisting as needed
Teaching style: Charlotte Mason
World View: Secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: The Usbourne Lift the Flap Picture Atlas–>http://amzn.to/2vFXdl9
Grading: None
Contact: Steph Schroeder  stephanieschroeder1982@gmail.com

Preschool Yoga and Exercise: ages 3-5 (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
Students will be led in some light yoga, stretching, and motor skill development.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: Yoga is controversial to some.  This class will be strictly secular.
Parent Involvement: yes, as needed
Teaching Style: Eclectic
World View: Secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: none
Grading: none
Contact: Connie Benson conniebenson611@gmail.com

Magic School Bus-Anatomy: ages 6-10 (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
Using the popular kid’s science program, we will study the human anatomy.  Each class will explore a different system of the body.  Students will watch the episode and try different experiments.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, assisting as needed
Teaching style: Classical, Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral, Secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $10
Grading: None
Contact: Lori Lasonde lori.livewire@gmail.com

    

Fairy Tale STEM: ages 6-10 (1st & 3rd ThursdaysCLASS IS FULL
We will begin by reading a fairy tale each week, after discussing the problem in the story students will be challenged to build a solution with the materials given.  They will work in teams to test the solution.  We will cover 3 Little Pigs, Goldilocks, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Hansel & Gretel, Rapunzel, and The  Great Fairy Tale Disaster.

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, assist as needed
Teaching style: Charlotte Mason
World View: Neutral, Secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost: $2 CLASS IS FULL
Grading: None
Contact: Heather McDonald hmh_2003@hotmail.com

Robotics: ages 9-12 (1st & 3rd Thursdays) CLASS IS FULL
We will be using a robotics kit to build and program various robots.  The students will work in teams to accomplish their goal.  Each robot will take 1-3 classes to complete.   
Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: Yes, assist as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Neutral, Secular
Class maximum: 8
Cost: $0 CLASS IS FULL
Grading: None
Contact: Jennifer Brodowska thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

DIY: ages 9+ (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
Students will work on a variety of DIY projects using cardboard, tubing, glue, and syringes. We will be using box cutters and scissors in the building process. Students will be expected to act responsibly with sharp tools. Here is a link to the type of project we will be working on. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4nb_1sAZESk

Prerequisite: Student must be mature enough to handle a box cutter safety.
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parental Involvement: Yes, assist as needed
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: Secular
Class maximum: 10
Cost: $5, a box cutter and possibly some cardboard.  I will hold on to everyone’s box cutter and bring it to class so no one is walking around with one outside of class.
Grading: None
Contact: Angela Hardy alwhardy@gmail.com

Everyday Math in the Real World:ages 12+ (1st & 3rd Thursdays)
We will go over budgets, what it takes to really be able to venture out on your own, loans and interest rates, fractions for everyday, geometry for real life applications and more.  This is a hands-on project based approach.  All projects will be completed in class with minimal research outside of class.  

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of math operations.  Basic knowledge of fractions and decimals.
Controversial issues: None
Parent Involvement: Yes, assist as needed
Teaching Style: Eclectic
World View: Secular
Class maximum: 20
Cost:$10
Grading: Teacher grades work
Contact: Julia Simmons  julia.simmons1974@gmail.com

Creative Writing: ages 12+ (2nd& 4th Thursday)
Explore fun new ways to improve your writing skills. 

Prerequisite: Student should be able read and write.
Controversial issues: None
Parent Involvement: None
Teaching Style: Eclectic
World View: Secular
Class maximum: 20
Cost: Students will need a notebook for journaling
Grading: None

Contact: Amie Lober akmyilee@aol.com

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