4th-6th Grade Spring 2022 Semester Schedule
Alphabetical Class Descriptions

All classes are at our Haddon Heights Baptist Church campus.

**Additional fee is required. See class description.

Pre-requisite applies. See class description.

First Period

 

Chess Club ^

Heists and Highrises

Hola Amigos

Mad Science **

Tea Time With Great Authors **

Violin/Viola/Cello Group Lessons**

Second Period

 

A Taste of Germany

Beginner Dash & Dot **

Create A Book 

Crochet Club ^ **

Gym Games

Violin/Viola/Cello Group Lessons**

Third Period

 

Dash & Dot Programming ^ **

Game Club

Greatest State in the USA

Junior Choir

Nature Crafting **

Violin/Viola/Cello Group Lessons**

4th - 6th Grade
Alphabetical Class Descriptions

A Taste of Germany

Location:

Period 2

Come taste a bit of Germany with us! This class is designed for 4th-6th graders to experience German culture and language integrated together. Topics like greetings, food, animals, and travel will be combined with language learning in areas like numbers, colors, using common phrases to get around, and even building basic sentences. Class meetings will also include music, physical activity, snacks, and crafts. There will not be formal "homework," but students will get more out of the class if they memorize the vocabulary from provided worksheets. This is a great time for students to begin or nurture an interest in other languages and cultures--an interest that may change their lives! (B. Osborne)

 

Beginner Dash & Dot**

Location: Room 105

Period 2

Programming is not about writing code, but about problem solving. Coding is the tool used by programmers to solve problems. In this class children will learn about the tools they have available to them and will need to solve problems presented to them in various challenges. Problem solving is one of the most important skills you can learn, and in this class you will learn how to do it in a fun and engaging way.  Students will work in pairs and individually to learn basic programming skills. The students will complete challenges using the various apps connected to Dash & Dot. This class is designed for first time students with little-to-no experience.  EVERY STUDENT WILL NEED A COMPATIBLE TABLET/PHONE (with Bluetooth enabled). Tablets are STRONGLY preferred. To check for tablet compatibility use this link: https://home.makewonder.com/compatibility. More information about which apps to download will be sent before class begins.

Note: This class has a $3 fee.

(L. Kalik)

Chess Club ^

Location

Period 1

This will be an organized time for students to practice chess skills and challenge peers.  Chess will not be taught.  Students will need to understand the basic rules of the game and moves of each chess piece.  Students will need to bring a chess board and pieces to each class. (K. Alvarez)

Create a Book

Location: Room

Period 2

Students will spend the first half of the semester drafting and revising a story, planned out to cover the 20 page book. Then, the second half of the semester will be spent neatly writing and illustrating with colored pencils in their final hardback book. Some work may need to be done outside of class to detail and expand the story so we have enough time to work on the final copy. (K Norberg)

 

Crochet Club ^** 

Location:

Period 2

Join us for some crocheting fun!  This semester we will continue to build on skills learned last semester while we build friendships.  Mrs. Karl and Mrs. Allison will provide patterns and guidance as needed.  Please note that students must be able to chain and single crochet. Students will need to bring their own hooks to class.  This will be a combined Jr/Sr High and 4-6 grade class.  (A. Karl & K. Allison)

Note: There is a $5 fee

 

Dash & Dot Programming ^

Location: Room 105

Period 3

Programming is not about writing code, but about problem solving. Coding is the tool used by programmers to solve problems. In this class children will learn about the tools they have available to them and will need to solve problems presented to them in various challenges. Problem solving is one of the most important skills you can learn, and in this class you will learn how to do it in a fun and engaging way.  Students will work in pairs and individually to learn basic programming skills. The students will complete challenges using the various apps connected to Dash & Dot. This class is for students who have taken Dash and Dot programming previously.  Beginner Students should register for Beginner Dash and Dot.  EVERY STUDENT WILL NEED A COMPATIBLE TABLET/PHONE (with Bluetooth enabled). Tablets are STRONGLY preferred. To check for tablet compatibility use this link: https://home.makewonder.com/compatibility. More information about which apps to download will be sent before class begins.  (L. Kalik)

Note: Students must have taken Dash & Dot previously to register for this class.  Fee:$3

Game Club

Location

Period 3

This will be a structured time of board/card games.

Greatest State in the USA

Location: 

Period 3

It's New Jersey, of course! In this class, students will learn all about the great state of NJ from which your teacher (and possibly you!) hail. We'll be diving into the food, music, sports, creatures, and games of this small but mighty state. This will be a highly interactive class - be ready to get out of your seat and participate in the fun! One week, we will be hosting a talent show! I would like each student to come prepared with a talent to perform. This can be something simple (a juggling act, telling a joke) or more involved (bringing in an instrument, reciting a poem). Have fun with it! (R. VanReed)

 

Heists and Highrises

Location

Period 1

RPG style, collaborative story telling class, with a focus on character writing/development. Students will be playing their character in a different take on a choose-your-own-adventure style story/game. Similar to last year’s Pirates and Plunder, this class has a heist theme set in the future, with lots of fun twists and turns. Students will spend time outside of class coming up with character details and ideas.  (A. Gager & C. Gager)

 

Hola Amigos

Location:  Room 105

Period 1

Teaching Spanish by immersion as we learn about 10 different Spanish countries and their cultures (food, clothing, etc...) we will be making and/or tasting a variety of Spanish food or traditional dishes eaten in those countries. Students will be asked to practice what they are learning during the week at home. Conversation worksheets will be provided to assist in this homework and also in class to converse with peers.  (X. Howard)

 

Junior Choir ^

Location: Music Room

Period 3

Come sing with us in Junior Choir!  We learn a variety of music, begin vocal and musical fundamentals and have so much stinking fun!  Come join us and feel better for it! Students should be able to read sentences.  Students will need to practice music at home.  Please contact the teacher prior to registration if you have questions about if this class is right for your student. (M. Hoffman)

Note:  There will be a choir concert in late April or early May.  Tentative Date Wednesday May 4.

Mad Science **

Location

Period 1

Make an egg jump, compare chemical reactions, mix up some non- Newtonian fluids, discover water soluble materials, and so much more. Each week we will be making science connections in an unconventional way. (J. Wells)

Note: This class has a $10 fee

 

Nature Crafting **

Location:

Period 3

Nature Crafting is all about crafting and creating art through nature. Each week we will explore different natural materials and use them in our projects. This will be a hands-on, project based class. Plan on getting messy! We will be doing botanical dyeing, making pine needle baskets, seed bead jewelry, wildcrafting with edible flowers, making handmade watercolors from plants, and a whole lot more.  The students, on occasion, may be asked to complete certain parts of their projects at home and return them to be finished in the classroom. (A. Johnson & K. Walker) 

Note: There is a $10 fee

 

Gym Games

Location: Gym

Period 2

Students will participate in a variety of fun gym activities and games such as dodgeball, soccer, and basketball. Physical activity and opportunity to join in cooperative fun games together will be provided.
(C. Potts)

 

Tea Time With Great Writers**

Location:

Period 1

Tea time is back! Enjoy engaging conversation about our featured writers while enjoying tea and snacks. Students will read a book from the Who Was series at home each week. During class, they will be lead in discussion about biographical details of the writer and historical details of the time period in which they wrote. We will also enjoy listening to some samples of some of their works. There will also be some light crafts and other activities. There are many amazing authors that we could cover, but because the Who Was series is so conducive to quick reading, we are a little constrained to their selections. The books for this semester are (order to be determined later): 

Booker T. Washington

Jane Austen

Sojourner Truth

Brothers Grimm

Beatrix Potter

J.R.R. Tolkien

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mark Twain

Maya Angelou

Books can be obtained at the library - often in ‘real’ book or e-book form- or purchased used online. Snacks will most likely contain sugar and possibly gluten. It is possible that the teacher’s desire to provide allergy-free snacks for all will not come to fruition. Therefore, kids with allergies may want to pack their own snacks. (B. Bantle)

Note: There is a $5 fee.  

 

Violin/Viola/Cello Group Lessons**

Location: TBD

Period 1, 2 or 3

New or continuing students will be accepted with prior approval from the instructor. Traditional teaching: good posture, left hand position and bow hold, good intonation; correct rhythm; use of four fingers and four strings; use of low second finger; bowings: half or whole bows, legato, détaché, staccato, legato; use of bow division; meters: 4/4, 3/4, 2/4; simple dynamic contrast. Musical fundamentals will be taught and applied to playing of solos and ensembles. (Ms. Amy Weckesser)

To enroll: 

1) Contact Ms. Amy Weckesser @ violinamy30@hotmail.com or 856-952-1737 BEFORE co-op starts to evaluate your child’s experience level, instrument, etc.

2) Have your instrument with you on the first day of co-op. Violin rental (if needed) can be arranged through John Exley (856-304-7230) for $120/year (includes maintenance, strings, etc.). 3) Pay lesson and book fees in full on the first day of co-op. 

Note: Lesson fee: $150/child for ten weeks. Book fee (new students): $20.00 These fees are payable directly to Amy Weckesser, NOT included in your co-op invoice.