Class Description

Village Christian Co-op
(Formerly Medina County Homeschool Christian Co-op)

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Class Descriptions- Fall Quarter 2018
A gym class will be offered for each age group.

3-4 year olds

Literature (Megan V)- Exploring phonics through literature and play.
Math Concepts (Amanda S)- We will have fun exploring math concepts.

5-6 year olds

Occupations (Katie K)- What do you want to be when you grow up? There are so many professions and possibilities! We will explore what jobs of interest entail as we study professionals throughout our city, country, and the world.

Earth Science (Tish P)- The first half of the class will be specifically science and the 2nd half will have 15 minute small groups to cover basic k-1 skills. (sight words and then some memory work ie. days of the week, months, basic telling of time, skip counting) these are just a few of my ideas for the break off small groups. 
I would also ask anyone signing up for this class to let me know if your child is wanting or ready to begin a very basic cursive writing. “Letter of the WEEK” type of idea. 

Reptiles (Narrah G)- Learning the creature features and habitats of these amazing animals. 

Art & Stories (Stephanie N)- Just-for-fun story time, and a related art project or craft.

7-9 year olds

Art + Math (Joanna B)- We’ll discover how math can be used to create all kinds of art.

Intro to Spanish (Scott T)- This Spanish language class is aimed at students who would like to learn conversational Spanish starting with Spanish basics. The course introduces everyday language and includes activities to practice all four language skills: reading comprehension, writing, listening comprehension and speaking.

Brain Games (Mary Q)- We will warm up by playing different games or doing critical thinking puzzles. We will then spend time learning chess followed by playing different levels of chess games with a partner. The last 10 minutes will be devoted to reviewing. 

Character Builders (Trisha C)- " What's Hanging on your Tree"?  This 8-week class will be a fun and relaxed way to "inspect our tree" and see what's hanging around. As we think about the fruits of the spirit and how they can show up in our thoughts, our actions and ultimately make up our character. We will go over real-life situations and how we can continually produce more fruit as we look towards Christ's example of fruit-bearing.  

We will discuss things like:
What it means to be content, 
The importance of listening, 
How to finish strong, even when the task is difficult.

The style of the class will be open group discussions and activities, all biblically based. Possible note-booking as a journal of our thoughts each week.

Braiding (Jennifer C)- We will be learning the basic 3 strand braid and building from there to more intricate braids.

10-13 year olds

Anatomy & Physiology (Sherylyn D)- This is a full co-op year science course. We will begin by studying cells and then dive into specific systems of the body.This class will not discuss the reproductive system but will conclude with growth and development and how we are created in the image of God. We will be using "Exploring Creation with Human Anatomy and Physiology" by Jeannie Fullbright and Brooke Ryan. It is strongly encouraged that each family purchase the textbook. Students are NOT required to purchase the Notebooking Journal. Please supply students with a single subject notebook and a folder. 

Entrepreneurship (Jennifer S)- We will be learning some of the skills entrepreneurs use to begin new businesses. This is a hands-on, activity-based class where we will be exploring creativity, idea generation, analyzing opportunities and observation skills.

Chalk Art (Ashley H)- With your chalk pastels at the ready, let’s take a tour of American Landmarks from sea to shining sea!    


Chemistry (Kelly C)- We will be using Discovering Design with Chemistry by Dr. Jay L. Wile 
This course once completed will count as one full high school credit for science. We will be doing the labs for the chemistry curriculum that you will be doing at home. There will be an extra $20 fee for the lab kit. This course is designed for students who have completed Algebra 1.

Intro to World Culture (Shanna T)- We will be studying a new country each week; learning about each through food, art, and architecture. Students will keep a journal of the places we visit and will be encouraged to bring some food of their own creation. 

Accuplacer (Leslie C)- The Accuplacer Prep Class is designed for ages 14 and up. The goal is to familiarize students with all topics of the Accuplacer Arithmetic/Algebra, which is an entrance exam for career placement or community colleges. In other words, it's an overview of what a high school student should know in math (at a minimum) in order to graduate. It will be appropriate for both those who are reviewing concepts and those who are learning them for the first time. Topics are cycled in order to benefit every level: Whole numbers, Integers, Fractions, Expressions, Inequalities, Equations, Percents, Decimals, Rational Expressions, Radicals, Quadratics, Simple Graphing, Elementary Geometry...  

Slavery & the Civil War (Missy H)- "Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came." - Abraham Lincoln
Join us on our journey through the Civil War, learning about slavery, battles, weapons, and so much more. We will watch videos, discuss crucial events, and explore the war with hands-on activities.  
*This class will talk about slavery and death