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WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF UPDATING

West Columbia Location

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

14 Classes held Thursdays 
January 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22

  March 1, 8, 15, 22

                                                                                    April 5, 12, 19, 26

Open house is at 11:30 am on Thursday, January 11th 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:Angela Hardy alwhardy@gmail.com or Jennifer Brodowska, thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com


Spring 2018 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

 




10:00-11:00 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 or activity to go along with the story.  Parents will need 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: Jessica Ford fordhomeschool803@yahoo.com

Science and Craft Time: ages 3-5 (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
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
Grading: None
Contact: Dana Mears daeunau@gmail.com

need class: ages 6-8 (1st & 3rd Thursdays)

Art Jr: ages 6-8 (2nd & 4th Thursdays) THIS CLASS RUNS FROM 10-12
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.  This class will meet in the same room as the 9-12 year olds, but we will divide the group for activities.

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: 10
Cost: $15
Grading: None
Contact: Jennifer Brodowska thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

Logic and Math Games: age 9-11 (1st & 3rd Thursdays)
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

Art Jr: ages 9-12 (2nd & 4th Thursdays) THIS CLASS RUNS FROM 10-12
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. This class will meet in the same room as the 6-8 year olds, but we will divide the group for activities. 

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: 10
Cost: $15
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

11:00-12:00 Class Descriptions

Preschool Art: ages 3-5 (1st and 3rd 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

need class here: ages 3-5 (2nd & 4th Thursdays)

Beginner Music: age 6-12 (1st & 3rdThursdays)
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
Grading: None
Contact: Anne Marie McKoy jammckoy726@gmail.com

Art Jr: ages 6-8 (2nd & 4th Thursdays)

THE 10:00 ART CLASS CONTINUES THROUGH THIS TIME BLOCK.  YOU ONLY NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE 10:00 TIME BLOCK.

Book Club: ages 9-11 (1st and 3rd Thursdays)

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:  thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

Art Jr: ages 9-12 (2nd & 4th Thursdays)

THE 10:00 ART CLASS CONTINUES THROUGH THIS TIME BLOCK.  YOU ONLY NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE 10:00 TIME BLOCK.

Characters in Literature: ages 12+ (Every Thursday)
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: Amie Lober Pierce akmyilee@aol.com

Lunch/playground: 12:00-12:30

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12:30-1:30 Class Descriptions

need class here: ages 3-5 (1st and 3rd Thursdays)
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: thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

need class here: ages 3-5 2nd & 4th Thursdays)

Logic and Math Games: age 6-8 (1st & 3rd Thursdays)
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

SC Historyage 9-11 (1st & 3rd Thursdays)

South Carolina has a long and interesting history.  This semester we will concentrate on the more unique historical and geographical sites.  Field trips will be offered on Fridays to complement the lesson.

Prerequisite: NA

Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement:Not in the room, but PARENTS are REQUIRED TO ATTEND the field trips.  Field trips are NOT drop offs.
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: NA
Class maximum: 10
Cost: $5 for class supplies.  Field trips will be extra and optional.
Grading: None
Contact: Charity Wolf charitywolf@gmail.com

Health and Fitnessage 6-12 (2nd and 4th Thursdays)
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.
Grading: None
Contact: Christi Mayo Mayoohanaacademy@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

need class: ages 12+ (2nd & 4th Thursdays)




 

1:30-2:30 Class Descriptions

Book Cooks: ages 3-5 (1st & 3rd Thursdays)

Prerequisite: NA
Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement: yes, assisting as needed
Teaching style:
World View: Secular
Class maximum: 15
Cost:
Grading: None
Contact:   thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

need class here: ages 3-5 (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
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: thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

SC Historyages 6-8 1st & 3rd Thursdays)

South Carolina has a long and interesting history.  This semester we will concentrate on the more unique historical and geographical sites.  Field trips will be offered on Fridays to complement the lesson.

Prerequisite: NA

Controversial issues: None anticipated
Parent Involvement:Not in the room, but PARENTS are REQUIRED TO ATTEND the field trips.  Field trips are NOT drop offs.
Teaching style: Hands on, interactive and collaborative
World View: NA
Class maximum: 10
Cost: $5 for class supplies.  Field trips will be extra and optional.
Grading: None
Contact: Charity Wolf charitywolf@gmail.com

    

Magic School Bus: ages 6-8 (2nd & 4th Thursdays)
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:
Grading: None
Contact: thebrodowskiacademy@yahoo.com

Roboticsages 9-12 (1st & 3rd Thursdays)
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: $15
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

 

Improv: ages 12+ (Every Thursday)
Prerequisite: Student should be able read and write.
Controversial issues: None
Parent Involvement: None
Teaching Style: Eclectic
World View: Secular
Class maximum: 20
Cost:
Grading: None

Contact: Lori Lasonde lori.livewire@gmail.com

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