1st-3rd Grade Fall 2019 Semester Schedule

These classes are only offered at our FCC Campus. Students may only register for one campus.

Room assignments listed on this page will not be finalized until after registration closes because they are determined by actual registration numbers.

** Additional fee required. See class description.

^  Pre-requisite applies. See class description.

First Period

(9:20-10:15)

 

 

All About Bugs

Beginner Violin/Viola/Cello Group Lesson**

Coding w/ Dash & Dot**

(3rd grade only)

Crazy Eights

 

Junior Choir

Spanish Storytime

Second Period

(10:20-11:15)

 

 

Astronomy

Fun w/ Food**

Gym Games

  

Sea to Shining Sea

 

Violin/Viola/Cello Group Lesson**

Third Period

(11:20-12:15)

Ballet Beginnings

Beginner Piano**
 

Card Club

Chess Club

Sew Much Fun**

STEAM Learning w/ Lego

Voyage to Narnia

1st-3rd Grade Class Descriptions

All About Bugs

Location: Room 205

Welcome young Entomologists! Join us to learn about insects in this fun, hands-on class. We’ll learn all about who is and isn’t an insect, talk about life cycles and insect habitats, build a bug hotel and many more buggy crafts, examine real exotic insect specimens, eat adorable snacks, and even raise a real live stick insect!! Get out your magnifiers and get ready to explore the fascinating world of bugs! You will be asked to inform the teacher of any food allergies as there will be snacks provided in this class.  (A. Johnson)

Astronomy

Location: Room 205

Using Focus on Elementary Astronomy by Rebecca Keller as an outline, we will explore the skies. Students will learn about the history of astronomy, the telescope, the moon and the sun and their effects on Earth, solar and lunar eclipses, planets and their characteristics, our solar system, neighboring stars, our Milky Way Galaxy, other galaxies, comets, asteroids, nebulae, other objects in space, and more. Each week we will do some type of hands on experiment or project in class to apply what we are learning through reading and discussion.

week 1     Exploring the Cosmos

week 2     The Telescope

week 3     Earth's Home in Space

week 4     Earth's Neighbors - Moon and Sun

week 5     Earth's Neighbors - Planets

week 6     Earth's Neighborhood

week 7     Beyond the Neighborhood

week 8     The Milky Way

week 9     Beyond Our Galaxy

week 10   Other Stuff in Space  (L. Padalik)

Ballet Beginnings

Location: Room 138

Each week we will start class with stretching and a story, ballerina stories of course. We may also watch short clips of famous ballets. Working through progressions from Ballet Arts for Young Children, level 3, we will focus on feet and arm positions, ballet stretching and exercises, space and coordination, expression with music, creative ballet, enchainments, curtsey, leaps and dances. Using a mix of classical ballet music and Disney instrumental this is sure to be a fun experience for any tiny dancer. Ballet slippers are preferred but not required. You can purchase inexpensive Danskin brand at Target. Leotards and tights are welcome but due to time we will NOT be able to help the girls change. If mom is able to help make a change in between classes that works or wearing the leo under clothes to co-op. Simple everyday leggings and a t-shirt (think comfy play clothes) work just as well. We will have tutus available to wear during class time. We are hoping to have a trip outside of co-op to a local Nutcracker (more info to come).  (L. & T. Padalik)

Beginner Piano

Location: Café B

This class is only for those who are a mature 8 years old and up. Please see the class description in the 4th-6th grade group.

Beginner Violin/Viola/Cello 

Location: Café B

Please see the class description in the 4th-6th grade group.

Card Club

Location: Room 110

In this class, we will make a card each week for a specific type of person or occasion (ex: birthday, neighbor, sick). We will also experiment with different art styles to decorate the front of the cards like stamping, mosaics, and collages. Finally, we will practice correct letter writing skills (ex: capitalized dates, greetings, complete sentences).   (K. Norberg)

Chess Club

Location: Welcome Center S

This class is for those students who already know how to play chess and have a good working knowledge of the game. The purpose of this class is NOT to teach the students how to play, but to give them the opportunity to play other students of varying skill levels and to improve their game. If the students are interested, a tournament will be held during the last several weeks of the session. Let's play some Chess!  (K. Alvarez) 
NOTE: Each student should bring a chess set to class.

Coding w/ Dash & Dot (3rd grade only)

Location: Room 110

Coding is a modern day superpower, and even our elementary-aged kids can get it! Learning to code will give your child the power to create and succeed in the digital world. Come join the fun!
This is a new version of the Dash & Dot course. Students of all experience levels are welcome to attend. 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. EVERY STUDENT WILL NEED A COMPATIBLE TABLET/PHONE (with Bluetooth enabled). (If you do not have a compatible device, please contact Jill Iovino at jilliovino72@gmail.com BEFORE registering.) 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.  (B. Eterno)

NOTE: There is a $5 fee.

Crazy 8s Math Club

Location: Room 138

This is no ordinary math class! It's not a class at all, but a club. There is no curriculum, no paper and pencil exercises, and no sitting still. The club will meet each week to work on a project or game to reinforce grade level math concepts. Crazy 8s is designed to demonstrate math concepts in a high energy and interactive club atmosphere. Projects may include marshmallow shooters, bouncy dice explosion, and toilet paper olympics to name a few. Students should be prepared to get moving, have fun, and maybe learn a little along the way.  
(Crazy 8s Math is copyrighted by Bedtime Math Foundation. All class materials, content, and coach instruction will be provided by the organization). (E. Harvey) 

Fun w/ Food

Location: Kitchen

This is a class full of fun snacks and activities w/ food. We will enjoy making a variety of mostly healthy (and some not-so-healthy) foods. Most of the recipes will be the same as the Spring 2019 class. Please note that while this is a hands-on class, there can be long periods where kids will have to wait patiently and stand around. This class will NOT be a good fit for kids who have special needs that will be challenged by an environment with lots of waiting, close quarters, and food sensory issues.  Does your child have any allergies???  You MUST email us BEFORE registering. Students with food allergies that have not been pre-approved will be removed from the class and will potentially not be able to get a replacement class.  (S. Eley) 
NOTE: There is a $10 fee. Due to limited space in the kitchen, priority will be given to kids who have not taken this class before.

 

Gym Games

Location: Gym

LET'S GET FIT! 
Stretch, condition, move, play; 
Let's hop and skip the day away! 
With our friends we will all get fit; 
Then learn a new game so we can play it! 
A structured play time for all to enjoy; 
Fun for every girl and boy!  (J. McManus)

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Junior Choir

Location: Sanctuary

Come join the choir - just for our younger grades! We have so much fun as we make music, make friends and explore the vocal talents we have all been blessed with. Learn how to use your instrument. No experience necessary. The more the merrier! The only requirement is that you can read - words, not necessarily music.  (M. Hoffman)

Sea to Shining Sea

Location: Welcome Center K

This geography memorization class will cover the whole United States in a year. This semester is part 1 of 2. We will learn states, capital cities and important geographical features. In class we will play games and sing songs and have a blast going from sea to shining sea.  (H. Lohnes)

Sew Much Fun

Location: Welcome Center K

Come learn hand sewing basics while making fun projects including a Christmas gift! (J. Degaetano)

NOTE: There is a $5 fee.

Spanish Storytime

Location: Room 204

¡Hola! In Spanish storytime we will be reading popular children’s books in English and Spanish. This class will NOT be a repeat of the material we covered in Spring 2019. The children will learn Spanish nursery rhymes and end each storytime with a craft or game that will reinforce the vocabulary learned in the stories. Those children who are taking or have some basic knowledge of the language will also have the opportunity to practice their conversational Spanish with native speakers. We look forward to sharing a bit of our culture, music and history through books. ¡Gracias!  (L. Cabrera)

STEAM Learning w/ Lego

Location: Sanctuary

What is STEAM? It's "an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics as access points for guided student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.” In this class, students will explore the concepts of STEAM through the use of LEGO. Sculpting structures, fragmenting fractions, and studying symmetry are just some of the areas students will explore. Students will be given time for free exploration with LEGO, but this is not a free play class. Following directions, working cooperatively, and thinking critically is expected at all times.   (D. Giampietro)

Voyage to Narnia

Location: Room 204

This semester we will be going on a journey through a wardrobe to a land called Narnia, all from the comfort of our own homes! The students will read assigned chapters from The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis at home each week. In class we will go over what we've read and have fun activities, food, and games. Please join us on an amazing adventure!  (H. McIntyre)

Violin/Viola/Cello Beginner and Group Lessons 

Location: Café B

Please see the class descriptions in the 4th-6th grade group and pick the appropriate class based on your child's experience.  (A. Weckesser)

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