3rd Grade and Younger

NURSERY - ages 0-2  (Room 207)

Our littlest ones age newborn thru 2 years will be in this large play area.  Parents will work together to care for the littlest attendees of our co op.  If you have a child in this age group, plan to spend at least part of your day in this room.  More specifics about nursery will be emailed to participants closer to the start of co-op.

PRE-SCHOOL - ages 3&4 (Room 206) 

This program is a structured time of play and learning activities for 3 and 4 year olds. Students who are turning 5 during this school year or those not ready for kindergarten would also be included in this group.  More specifics about this program will be emailed to participants closer to the start of co-op.

ELEMENTARY STATIONS - K-3rd Grade
(Rooms 106/107)

Our self-contained program for this age group was very successful in Fall 2021 so we will continue it for Spring 2022. 

The students meet in two large adjoining rooms and cycle through various stations. There will be art activities, science activities, reading and writing activities and more - all designed in a flexible way to support our kids in their widely varying abilities. The kids will have the opportunity for inside gym time or outside playground time, depending on the weather. This program will last for the full three hours of our co-op.

More specifics about what the stations will entail will be emailed to participants closer to the start of co-op.

NEW MUSIC OPTIONS FOR SPRING 2022

 

Violin/Viola/Cello Group Lessons**

Ms. Amy Weckesser will once again be offering Violin/Viola/Cello Group lessons open to all students 1st grade and up.

Location: Church Library

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. 

JUNIOR CHOIR

Mrs. Melanie Hoffman will be directing choir again. Mature students who are able to read in the 1st-3rd grade range are welcome to join. Please indicate interest on the registration form.

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 will need to practice music at home.  Students should be able to read sentences.  Please contact the teacher prior to registration if you have questions about if this class is right for your student.  This class is combined with 4-6th grades. (M. Hoffman)

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

3rd GRADE OPTION - ages 8&9

This program is designed for the older of our primary elementary students who are ready for a little more than station to station.  Students should be ready to sit for longer stretches of time, be able to switch classes, and mature enough to manage themselves in a classroom.  Students will choose one class for each of the 2nd and 3rd periods. All students will participate in first period "Variety." There will not be snack time or scheduled class bathroom breaks.

FIRST Period: ALL STUDENTS TOGETHER

Variety 

Our 3rd grade program will start each morning by participating in a variety of activities. Each week will feature an art project, science demonstration, STEM project, or math game. Students will then have the opportunity to go to the gym for physical fitness/game time.  

Location: Room 205

Period 1 (9:30-10:30)

(M.Ferguson)

 

SECOND PERIOD: CHOOSE ONE CLASS

Geography - Countries Around the World 

Location: Room 205

Period 2

We will travel the world visiting a country each week through a variety of picture books, maps, lap booking and cultural crafts. Let’s learn about France’s landmarks and recreate our own versions of Monet’s Waterlilies; read Chinese folklore of The Great Race for Chinese New Year; travel to Ghana’s Gold Coast and design our own Kente cloth; design our own boomerangs with aboriginal-inspired dot art as we explore the geography of Australia; and explore the fjords of Scandinavia searching for tomten gnomes. Other destinations include Ireland, England and Japan. (J. Dunne & A. Fox)

 

Beginner Dash & Dot

Location: Room 103

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.  This class is a combined class with 4-6 grades.
(L. Kalik)  

Note: Students need to bring a tablet with the downloaded apps to each class, as noted above. 

This class has a $3 fee.

THIRD PERIOD: CHOOSE ONE CLASS

Junior Choir

Location: Room 208

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 will need to practice music at home.  Students should be able to read sentences.  Please contact the teacher prior to registration if you have questions about if this class is right for your student.  This class is combined with 4-6th grades. (M. Hoffman)

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

 

Draw, Write, Now**

Location: 205

Period 3

A drawing and handwriting course for kids that is challenging, motivating, and fun! Children will improve their drawing skills, refine their handwriting clarity, and enjoy learning in the process! We will use volumes 6 and 7 from the DWN series which feature forest animals and animal habitats. Fee will cover a DWN workbook for each student to keep.

(M. Arnold & M. Hooper)

Note: This class has a $5 fee.

 

NEW OPTION FOR SPRING 2022!

Violin/Viola/Cello Group Lessons**

Location: Church Library

Period 1, 2, or 3- PLEASE PICK ONE.

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.