Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fall Celebration!

 Hello!

It's time again for our Fall Celebration!  We are really excited to share this day with you!  We have a variety of activities planned so be prepared to have a great time!  Everyone is invited, including but not limited to: Moms, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends.

When: December 9, 2016

Schedule of Events:
9:15 Program
11:00 Activities
12:00 Lunch

New...Early Registration!  
(More info below)

PROGRAM!

The program will consist of group and individual performances by a variety of students.  This will take place in the Sanctuary.  Printed programs will be available!  We are so excited to begin with the tumbling expo held at the back of the sanctuary!  Our Spanish I Class will lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance, and we will be favored with live performances by music, dance, drama, karate, German, and our Home School Band!


ACTIVITIES!

*DISPLAYS - Entryway, Room 1 & Room 2

Teachers will arrive at 8:45 to help set up displays so we can enjoy all the students' hard work and effort!

We have several classes participating in the displays!  It will be our own mini educational museum!

*SLIDESHOW - Fellowship Hall

Stop by and check out the fun things that happened throughout the semester!

*MAKE & TAKE - Room 3

Stop by with your children and make a craft together!  We will have a card making station!  These cards will be collected and taken to local rest homes.  We will also have a fun craft to make and take and decorate your home with winter!

*CRAFT SHOW - Room 4

Do you have a home business, crafts, hair accessories, jewelry, bags, makeup, candles, soaps, etc. that you sell?  We have a spot for you to display and sell at the Fall Celebration 2016!

Let me (Rhonda) know if you need a half table or full table for your display.  Please keep your display limited to table (using tiers to expand up) and floor space directly under the table only.

NO FEE for table use!

This is a great way to support each other during this time of year!  Please limit your businesses to Co-op related or home-based items.

 *EARLY REGISTRATION - Fellowship Hall

Come prepared to register early for the spring semester!  It will save you time!!!  If you register on December 9th, you will be able to avoid standing in line at the table in January and get to the class sign up faster!  After the program, a table will be set up for you to register your family, pay the registration fee, and sign up for volunteer spots - sign up early for your pick of spots!  You can use the link from the website, Facebook group, or email to register your family ahead of time or print it out and bring it with you and a calendar to write down your volunteer spots December 9.  Enjoy the displays, craft/bake sales, and come register while there's no line!

Please note, if you are a returning member from this semester, you are NOT required to fill the form out again. Please bring your Registration FEE of $30 and calendar to the Celebration on December 9 at 9:15. You will have an opportunity to register and sign up for volunteer spots SPEEDING up the process of actual registration day!
Registration forms can be printed and filled out using this link...
OR
Save time and fill it out here using this link...

 *LUNCH

Please join us for lunch!  We will be doing a Picnic Potluck!

Everyone is invited to Bring a main dish (BBQ chicken, sloppy joes, tuna salad, egg salad, chicken salad, tortilla cold cut pinwheels, meatballs, casserole, etc)  AND a side to share.  We don't want anyone to leave hungry, so please bring enough to feed 10-15 people.

Food Allergies:
Please avoid food containing peanuts, tree nuts or popcorn.

We want everyone to be able to join us for a safe and enjoyable meal.  If you have allergy concerns, please feel free to bring an allergen free meal for yourself with no obligation to contribute food for the potluck.

Plates, bowls, plastic ware, napkins, cups, and drinks (water) will be provided.

We look forward to seeing everyone there for a fun,
enjoyable end of semester celebration!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Guess What?

Our first day of classes was a lot of fun! I hope everyone had a great time getting together.

In looking forward to tomorrow...

Remember to enter the church through the Northeast door. The church offices are located behind the large glass window in the front entrance of the church. We are trying to limit the traffic in that area to help with the noise. When it becomes snowy and icy, we will enter through the front doors due to safety issues.

Name Tags - Your name tags are located in the small blue tub at the information table right by the northeast door. They are located in alphabetized family folders. Please return your name tags before going home. This way, you have them each week.


Information Table - We are beginning spotlights this week! So looking forward to getting to know each of you a little better!


Class Substitutes -
Our teachers Dana and Dakota H will be gone tomorrow, but we have substitutes lined up to take her classes.

9:30 - Game Time - Michelle G
10:00 - Game Time - Michelle G
9:30 - Eldorado - Dana's Father
11:00 - My Wild Hands - Dana's Father
1:00 - Poetivities - Kim M
2:00 - German - Rhonda H
2:00 - German - Rhonda H

Classroom Changes -
10:30 -
Lego Club is moving to Room 1
Toddler and Preschool Storytime, and My Wild Hands is moving to Room 5

2:00 -
Beginning Karate is moving to the Sanctuary
Extra Nature Journaling room is moving to room 4

Volunteers for tomorrow
Set-Up:
Jenni C
Lisa C
Connie S

9:30am
Nursery - Megan B, Katie S
Outdoor - Sara S, Kimberlee G

10:30am
Nursery - Holly B, Jessica M
Outdoor - Jenni C, Jeriann G

11:30am
Nursery - Meagan W
Outdoor - Lisa S, Connie S

1:00pm
Nursery - Kim M
Outdoor - Sarah K

2:00pm
Nursery - Kim M
Outdoor - Jessica F

Cleanup Crew - Because we have so many classes being offered all day, we won't be able to begin cleaning until 3pm.  But, if we all work together, we should get it all done quickly!  Please remember to check the clean up sheet located at the Information table before you leave!

Entryway, Music Room and Library - Kim M
Childcare - Michelle G
Sanctuary and Kitchen - Sadie W
Bathrooms - Holly B
East Hallway, Classrooms 5, 6, 7, and Nursery -  (Need Volunteer)
West Hallway, Classrooms 1, 2, 4, and Fellowship Hall - Jenny Jo J

I think that is it! See you in Friday!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

T-Shirt Contest Announcement!

And the WINNER is...

Josh Cassel!  He will be receiving a free t-shirt!

We want to thank all who participated in the contest. It was a lot of fun, and we hope you had fun coming up with your designs.

The design isn't on the shirt yet, but when you click on the picture of the shirt, it will take you to the design. The design will be in white.

You can order your t-shirts now. Just follow the instructions on this link. We will be taking orders until September 18!


Here is a sneak peak at the design...


Monday, August 29, 2016

Home School Science Fair!

Greetings, 

The Heartland Home Schoolers Science Fair planning team is working to get more students excited about science! 

Science Fair Goal:
We want to encourage children to see themselves as scientists and have FUN exploring the world around them.  We also want to support confidence-building by having students share what they learned with a couple of judges on the presentation day. 

How to Participate:
Home schooled students, K - 12, of Heartland and non-Heartland members are welcome to join us for the Heartland Science Fair which will be held Thursday, November 3, 2016.   

Please visit Heartland's homepage for details and registration:  



Please contact me, Kim Masters, by contacting me at mrs.masters56@gmail.com or Cindy Hayes at chayes3805@gmail.com for questions.

Sincerely,
Kim Masters


This is a great opportunity!  Thank you to all of you who make it possible for us to participate in a Science Fair!  

If you need any help, we (Lincoln Friday Classes) have several science classes available to encourage Science Fair ideas as well as an actual Science Fair Class!  Check them out under the Class List Tab!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Class Openings!

LFC Class List – Fall 2016
Scheduled throughout the day
Reading Tutoring with Jenni Curran Several Openings
$10 per ½ hour lesson or $15 per hour
Individual instruction/coaching for reading, writing, and/or spelling Kinder-5/6th grades. Jenni has a BS in Elementary Education and a MS in Elementary Reading and Literacy. She taught four years in schools and has since been homeschooling her kids from Kindergarten. $10/30 minutes or $15/hour.
Private Piano, Band Instruments, Violin, Guitar, Voice Lessons with Lorraine Haupt FULL
$14 for 30-minute private lesson
$10 for 30-minute group lesson (for same instruments with students at a similar level)
Lorraine has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music education, with 29+ years of experience. She will give music lessons for piano, band instruments, guitar and beginning to intermediate levels of string instruments. Lorraine will give the same discounted price for lessons at her studio on other days.

Private Crochet with Kimberlee Gann Several Openings
Ages: 5+ yrs.
Cost: $3 per 1/2 hour lesson
Come and learn a life skill.  We will learn about the history of crochet, where all the kinds of fibers come from as well as of course, HOW to crochet.  If you already know the basics, then we will move on to more stitches and ideas.
9:30-11:25 AM
Bob Ross: Joy of Painting with Lisa Cassel 3 Openings
*2-hour class*
Ages: 10+ yrs.
Cost: $135 (or $45 every 4 weeks) *All painting supplies are included, but each student will be asked to bring a large package of napkins and wipes the first week of class. *
Class Size: 3-6 students
       
Learn to paint happy clouds and trees in the style of Bob Ross, the famous PBS painter. I'm excited to share what I learned when I went to Florida to become a certified Bob Ross instructor. From holding a brush and applying the colors to cleaning the brushes and preparing a canvas--we will be learning all the steps needed to paint like Bob Ross while completing several paintings over the course of the semester. Students will also be helping to set up and clean up at the beginning and end of each class.
9:30-9:55 AM
Beginning Drama with Jackie Zimmerman 4 Openings
*This class will only run 10/12 weeks plus performance week.  Schedule will be available at registration. *
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: 6-9 yrs.
Cost: $25 (includes all copy work, costumes, props, etc.)
Class Size: 2-10 students
We will be exploring our creative character. Using various games that secretly unleash our improv skills, voice projection, movement and public presence. The use of favorite stories, as well as some familiar radio program scripts, will aide our cast of students as they create various stories to share. Each student will grow in confidence and self-awareness as we build upon our skills each week!
Tiny Tumblers with Jen Kaven FULL
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: 3-5 yrs. **Must be able to attend without a parent in the room**
Cost: $25
Class Size: 6-8 students
We will work on basic balance, coordination, and pre-tumbling skills.  There will be lots of jumping, running, balance work, core skills, and fun high energy activity!
Game Time with Dakota Hanley Several Openings
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: 3rd – 5th grade
Cost: $10
Class Size: 5-20 students
Join us for a variety of outdoor games and structured activities. The class will generally be outside, but we will bring board games in case of inclement weather.
10:00-10:25 AM
Creative Movement with Jessica Ward Several Openings
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: 3-5 yrs.
Cost: $25
Class Size 10-15 students
Creative movement focuses on learning to move with music, follow directions, and explore how the body moves using creativity to interpret feeling and ideas. We will be building and developing control over motor skills, with an introduction to terms & basic ballet.
For dance classes, students should wear non-restricting clothing where they can really move and stretch, as well as appropriate shoes such as ballet or jazz shoes, something that is flexible and protects the foot, but not rigid like tennis shoes. Dance wear such as leotard, tights or other "warm up" wear are ok, but optional. For girls, please have hair up in a bun or ponytail to keep out of their face. Please ask the instructor if you have further questions about proper dance wear.
Beginning Tumbling with Jen Kaven 1 Opening
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: 6+ yrs.
Cost: $25
Class Size: 6-8 students
In this class, students will learn and practice all of the basic tumbling moves. These include front and back rolls, cartwheels, headstands, handstands, round offs, and bridge ups.
Game Time with Dakota Hanley Several Openings
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: K-2nd grade
Cost: $10
Class Size: 5-20 students

Join us for a variety of outdoor games and structured activities. The class will generally be outside, but we will bring board games in case of inclement weather.
9:30-10:25 AM
In Search of Eldorado, or Expedition to the Amazon with Dana Hanley 1 Opening
Ages: 1st + grade (Helpful if they can read, though I've had nonreaders do very well in similar classes, so ask me if you have any questions!)
Cost: $20
Class Size: 4-15 students
When Francisco de Orellano first sailed the entire length of the Amazon, he described an advanced and very wealthy civilization deep in the jungle. His descriptions drove much of the further exploration of Brazil's interior, but no advanced civilization was ever found. Was it real or did he make it up to gain funding for a second journey. Join us on the quest and discover the geography, wildlife, native cultures and interesting (and sometimes slightly crazy) explorers who have explored its interior along the way.
Students will complete a lapbook about the river system, its history, culture and wildlife.
Science Arts – Discovering Science Through Art Experiences with Kris Troester FULL
Ages: 2nd-5th grade.
Cost: $20
Class Size: 1-10 students
Students will learn basic science concepts through hands on art activities.  Topics included will be: Water & Air, Light & Sight, Motion & Energy, Reaction & Matter, and Nature & Earth.  Some possible projects are *crystal bubbles *crystal sparkle dough *building beans *magnetic rubbing *stencil leaves *magic cabbage *marble sculpture *paint pendulum *ice structures *volcanoes *bottle optics *erupting colors *chromatography and *sand clay.
Yoga for Moms and Teens with Julia Kercher Several Openings
Ages: 13+ yrs.
Cost: $20
Class Size: 4-12 students
Yoga is a great way to build strength, balance, and flexibility as well as to de-stress.  This class is appropriate for beginning to advanced yoga students.  We will begin by learning or reviewing yoga poses and go through a routine together each week.  Bring your own yoga mat and wear clothes that allow for free movement.  We will be barefoot.
Science Fair! With Joyce Dykema 3 Openings
*Teacher helper needed*
Ages: 3rd-12th grades
Cost: $30
Class Size: 2-8 *subject to change with the addition of adult helpers
Let’s do science!  Students will explore their own science project, culminating in a science fair style poster board presentation by the end of the semester.  Students will learn what makes an effective science fair project, explore and select a project topic that fits their interests, design and conduct an experiment based on their topic according to the scientific method, and present their project to others.  Depending upon the student’s interests and the nature of the experimental design, the experiment itself may or may not be conducted at LFC, and I will communicate with the student and the parent about this if necessary.
Spanish for Beginners with Erin Calcara 7 Openings
*Please note this class will only be a 45 minute class*
Ages: 3rd-5th grade
Cost: $30
Class Size: 5-15 students
This introductory class will be suitable for students just beginning to learn the basics. It will also be beneficial for students that have already participated in other beginning-level Spanish courses. We will put into practice what we are learning through the use of manipulatives, practice dialogues and games. My hope is that my students will begin to develop a confidence in their speaking abilities, as well as enjoy themselves in this fun, yet structured class!
10:30-10:55 AM
Toddler and Preschool Story Time with Michelle Gurnsey and other volunteer teachers Several Openings
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: 1-5 yrs.
Cost: $5
Class Size: 4-25 students
Story time features two stories, songs, rhymes, and a rotation of felt color and counting activities, finger plays and movement activities with shaker eggs and scarves.  There will be 4 animal themed lessons repeating three times each during the semester to aid children in master the songs and finger plays.  Parents must attend with children.  (Students whose mother is teaching during this hour can ask another parent to supervise their child.)
Intermediate/Advanced Tumbling with Jen Kaven FULL
*Permission from teacher is required*
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $25
Class Size: 6-8 students
Tumbling for students who have already had beg tumbling. Can do front and back rolls, cartwheels, kick up handstands. This class is for intermediate students who have an understanding of the basic moves, and would love more practice. These include front and back rolls, cartwheels, headstands, handstands, round offs, and bridge ups. More advanced students will learn and practice front and back kick overs and one-hand cartwheels. All students will improve on their current level of skill.
11:00-11:25
My Wild Hands Alphabet Book with Dana Hanley 2 Openings with a volunteer mom
* 1/2-hour class*
Ages: Pre-K
Cost: $15
Class Size: 4-10 students
Explore our wild alphabet through handprint art that I will bind together into a beautiful keepsake. Each week, we will learn a little about the animal of the week and then have fun painting. We'll do A-M the first semester.
Pre K Creative Drama with Jackie Zimmerman 6 Openings
*This class will only run 10/12 weeks plus performance week.  Schedule will be available at registration. *
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: 3-5 yrs.
Cost: $25
Class Size: 2-10 students
They are only preschoolers, but they are on a dangerous mission. They must find the friendly shark that holds the key to the spaceship that will save their friend Fluffy. She is nearby -- but where? In each class children may sing and dance, play games and of course get involved in lots of role-play and pretending. Every week we explore a different theme - one week we may fly to the moon, the next take our Fluffy dog to the vets and the next swim under the ocean with a friendly shark! This innovative approach to drama means that wherever possible we encourage children to take an active role within the drama we create (and, where appropriate, to lead the
.direction of the drama themselves, meaning that no two sessions are ever the same.)
10:30-11:25 AM
Little Learners with Amy Rose FULL
Ages: 2 – 6 yrs.
Cost: $30 supply fee
Class Size: 8-10 students
Join us for a Pre-K class focused on the letters A-N. Each week we will have a new theme letter that our nature stories, art, and games will be centered around. This is a great time for little ones to be introduced to new letters and basic pre-K skills.
Beginning Ballet with Jessica Ward Several Openings
Ages: 6-12 yrs.
Cost: $40
Class Size: 10-15 students
Beginning ballet focuses on learning basic ballet positions, steps, and terminology. We will be learning correct body placement and the fundamentals of ballet to develop personal strength, flexibility and balance. In this class, we will also develop basic musicality, capacity to follow verbal instruction, and memorize combinations.
For dance classes, students should wear non-restricting clothing where they can really move and stretch, as well as appropriate shoes such as ballet or jazz shoes, something that is flexible and protects the foot, but not rigid like tennis shoes. Dance wear such as leotard, tights or other "warm up" wear are ok, but optional. For girls, please have hair up in a bun or ponytail to keep out of their face. Please ask the instructor if you have further questions about proper dance wear.
Lego Club with Kris Troester FULL
Ages: 1st-5th grade
Cost: $25
Class Size: 1-14 students
This class will cover a variety of subject areas, including: language arts, mathematics, design and engineering, science and social studies.  At the end of the class each student will take home: a selection of colorful basic bricks and specialty pieces, two minifigures, a baseplate, a turntable and hinge to create models with movement.
A Simple Smocked Pillow with Carla Fiedler 2 Openings
Ages: 8+ yrs.
Cost: $15 (This includes a kit comprised of a preconstructed pillow, pleated insert, embroidery needles, and floss.)
Class Size 3-10 students
*The proceeds from this class will be donated to the local smocking guild, the Prairie Belle Smockers, for their education fund. *
In this beginning smocking class, the student will learn three basic hand smocking stitches:  cable, baby wave and trellis.  At some point during the semester, the smocking pleater will be demonstrated and a small trunk show of smocked items will be shown.
Exploring Creation with Zoology 3:  Land Animals of the Sixth Day with Rhonda Hayes FULL
Ages: 2nd - 6th grade
Cost: $30 (includes notebook journal, experiment supplies, and “zoo box” with a variety of small plastic animals)
Class Size: 8-10 students
Come take a trip on a safari through jungles, deserts, forests, farms, and even your own backyard to explore a variety of animals.  We will discuss the information found in each module.  We will complete a notebook journal along with a “zoo box” that will display the different habitats we study along with the animals found in each habitat.  We will also conduct many different experiments while exploring a vast array of animals.  This will be the first half of a yearlong course.  We will be taking it slow by completing one module every 2 weeks.  We will skip module 12 covering dinosaurs.  Reading of the textbook can be completed at home.  Reading schedule will be available at registration.

11:30 AM-12:25 PM
Peaceful Minds Calm Bodies with Samantha McGovern Several Openings
Ages: 3-6
Cost: $20
Class Size: 10-20 students
Everyone should have a time and place to decompress.  For our young ones this is often something learned through enticing peaceful activity.  In this class we will spend some time guiding and training our minds and body’s to work together for some fun beginning child yoga.  We will also practice some regular exercise activities to get our body and muscles warmed up, as well as work on large motor control and small motor control through music and fun calm movement.
Science Arts – Discovering Science Through Art Experiences with Kris Troester FULL
Ages: Pre-K-1st grade,  
Cost: $20
Class Size: 1-8 students
Students will learn basic science concepts through hands on art activities.  Topics included will be: Water & Air, Light & Sight, Motion & Energy, Reaction & Matter, and Nature & Earth.  Some possible projects are *crystal bubbles *crystal sparkle dough *building beans *magnetic rubbing *stencil leaves *magic cabbage *marble sculpture *paint pendulum *ice structures *volcanoes *bottle optics *erupting colors *chromatography and *sand clay.
Let’s Fix It! with Lisa Cassel (This is a drop by class...)
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE
Class Size: 4-10 students
Did you ever finish an art project, get it home, and realize you didn’t like something about it and needed help fixing it?  Did your art project ever get ruined and you didn’t know how to make it look good again?  Have you ever missed class and needed a make-up class?  Well, this is the time for you!  Come make your masterpiece everything you think it should be. *Students will not need to register for this class, and will not need to attend each week.  All students are welcome including students not currently enrolled in a Bob Ross class, however, students not enrolled in Bob Ross will need to provide the supplies they have been using for their project.
Oral Communications with Michelle Gurnsey 5 Openings
Ages: 1st – 4th grade
Cost: $25
Class Size: 4-15 students
Students will improve their skills of storytelling, conversation, observation, listening, communication and general confidence through a variety of exercises, games, group collaborations, and short class presentations.  Activities will include introductions of self and others, show and tell, pantomimes, puppet shows and retelling of folk stories with small props, and how to presentations.  This class will include small amounts of homework/practice to prepare for class presentations.
American Girl – Caroline with Janet Rice 3 Openings
Ages: 7+ yrs.
Cost: $30
Class Size: 1-10 students
We will look at geography and have a map. We will do crafts while we have a time to listen to the book. We will occasionally have food and play games. Please let me know of food allergies at registration.
Smocked Baby Bonnet with Carla Fiedler 5 Openings
Ages: 8+ yrs.
Cost: $30 (This includes a kit comprised of a preconstructed bonnet, embroidery needles, floss, and ribbon to complete the bonnet.)
Class Size: 3-10 students
In this beginning smocking class, the student will learn three basic hand smocking stitches:  cable, baby wave and trellis.  At some point during the semester, the smocking pleater will be demonstrated and a small trunk show of smocked items will be shown.
Story of the World 3:  Early Modern Times
From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners with Rhonda Hayes FULL
Ages: 3rd - 6th grade
Cost: $20 supply fee
Class Size: 10-12 students
This class will be the first half of a yearlong course in which we will cover roughly two chapters per week. Reading schedule will be available at registration.  Reading of the chapters from the textbook, map-work, and coloring pages can be completed at home on your own time if you so wish. We will make history come to life by completing hands-on activities that correlate with each chapter. This curriculum closely follows MFW curriculum and the activities enhance both curriculums studied.
Drama 1 with
Jackie Zimmerman 2 Openings
*This class will only run 10/12 weeks plus performance week.  Schedule will be available at registration. *
Ages: 9+ yrs.
Cost: $35 (includes all copy work, costumes, props, etc.)
Class Size: 2-10 students
Using various games, skits and movement we will explore how we can share stories.  We will learn several theater techniques including voice, movement, technical, visual as well as audience appreciation.  Every part of theater is an important part of the whole.  Everyone will be able to participate using their interest and comfort levels.

Spanish with Amy Rose 4 Openings
Ages: 12+ yrs.
Cost: $10
Class Size: 3-20 students
Learn simple vocabulary, basic conversation questions and answers, simple conjugations, and common sayings.
1:00-2:55 PM
Bob Ross: Joy of Painting with Lisa Cassel 2 Openings
*2-hour class*
Ages: 10+ yrs.
Cost: $135 (or $45 every 4 weeks) *All painting supplies are included, but each student will be asked to bring a large package of napkins and wipes the first week of class. *
Class Size: 3-6 students
Learn to paint happy clouds and trees in the style of Bob Ross, the famous PBS painter. I'm excited to share what I learned when I went to Florida to become a certified Bob Ross instructor. From holding a brush and applying the colors to cleaning the brushes and preparing a canvas--we will be learning all the steps needed to paint like Bob Ross while completing several paintings over the course of the semester. Students will also be helping to set up and clean up at the beginning and end of each class.
1:00-1:25 PM
Poetivities with Dana Hanley 2 Openings
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: K-3rd grade
Cost: $10
Class Size: 4-10 students
Come play with language and literary devices through writing poetry with these engaging activities. Each week, we will write a poem as a class and have time to work on our own poetry notebooks. From the book, “Poetivities will help break down the invisible barriers of poetry confusion and poetry resistance so common in children. It will subtlety lead your students into both an awareness of poetry's flexible intents and an appreciation of poetry's art.” Plus, it's just a lot of fun!
1:30-1:55 PM
All About Me!  With Rhonda Hayes FULL
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: K-3rd
Cost: $15
Class size: 5-10 students
We will be exploring the human body through the eyes of a child.  We will explore the skeletal system, nervous system, lymphatic system, respiratory system, circulatory system, digestive system, urinary system, muscular system, the human eye, skin and hair.  We will use literature and hands on activities, including science experiments, videos, and more.  We will recreate our bodies on butcher paper beginning with the skeletal system and adding to it throughout the semester.
1:00-1:55 PM
Art and Literature - Multimedia with Becky Harris 5 Openings
Ages: 2nd – 5th grade
Cost: $35
Class Size: 2-10 students
This class will use the illustrations found within children’s literature to inspire pieces of art work. We will explore a variety of different artistic styles. We will also focus on how the illustration can teach different art elements and art principals. Projects might include working with mediums such as paint, oil pastels, drawing, water color, colored pencil and collage.
Preschool Dramatic Play with Michelle Gurnsey FULL
Ages: 3-5 yrs.
*2 year olds may attend with a parent as a class volunteer*
Cost: $25
Class Size: 4-10 students
This class will consist of intentional dramatic play scenarios.  Props and related toys will be provided for creative dramatic play as children pretend to be various Airline workers, Veterinarian, Restaurant staff, Construction Worker, Doctor/Nurse, Ice Cream Shop, Postal Employee, Zoo Keeper, Cookie Baker and more.  Dramatic play helps children develop social problem-solving strategies, language skills, emerging mathematical ability, abstract thinking, creativity, mastery of early literacy concepts, self-regulation, gross motor and fine motor skills in a fun way.
World Geography with Julie Husser FULL
Ages: 7+ yrs.
Cost: $30
Class Size: 5-12 students
World geography has never been so fun! We will be learning all there is to know about the planet we live on, including continents, oceans, countries, and cultures in an active engaging way, with projects that delve deep into new information, and have a ton of fun while doing it.

A Smocked Christmas Ornament with Carla Fiedler 3 Openings
*Previous smocking experience will be helpful but is not a prerequisite. *
Ages: 12+ yrs.
Cost: $30 (This includes a kit comprised of a prepleated Christmas theme fabric, Styrofoam ball, embroidery needles, floss, ribbon and an assortment of embellishments for finishing the ornament.)
Class Size: 3-10 students
This class is designed for a student with knowledge of basic smocking stitches.  Only two stitches will be used (cable and baby wave) to make the ornament.  The smocking will be done "in the round," which can be a challenging technique.  Some homework may be required in order to finish the ornament in the class times allowed.
Digital Photography with Samantha McGovern CANCELLED
Ages: 15-18 yrs.
Cost: $30  *Students must provide their own camera with memory card*
Class Size: 7-15 students
Learning basic shooting skills and become familiar with settings and functions of your camera and basic photographic concepts in a small group environment.
Crochet with Kimberlee Gann 7 Openings
Ages: 5+ yrs.
Cost: $25
Class Size: 2-10 students
Come and learn a life skill.  We will learn about the history of crochet, where all the kinds of fibers come from as well as of course, HOW to crochet.  If you already know the basics, then we will move on to more stitches and ideas.
2:00-2:25 PM
German for Littles with Dana Hanley 3 Openings
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: Pre-K – 1st grade
Cost: $15
Class Size: 4-10 students
Join us as we learn German through songs and games. We will listen to a variety of German children's songs, practice finger rhymes and play games to learn the sounds of the German language and begin to learn simple vocabulary. I will send links to the songs I use in class. If you are interested, I can send links to the mp3s that may be purchased as well if you would like to make a small German language album for your children to listen to any time.
2:30-2:55 PM
Beginning German with Dana Hanley 3 Openings
*1/2-hour class*
Ages: 2nd grade & up
Cost: $15
Class Size: 4-15 students
Learn German through stories and songs. Learn basic vocabulary, including counting, colors, body parts and foods. I'll send links to videos each week to practice the vocabulary of the week, even if no one at home speaks German.
2:00-2:55 PM
Art and Literature - Multimedia with Becky Harris 5 Openings
Ages: Pre-K – 1st grade
Cost: $35
Class Size: 2-8 students
This class will use the illustrations found within children’s literature to inspire pieces of art work. We will explore a variety of different artistic styles. We will also focus on how the illustration can teach different art elements and art principals. Projects might include working with mediums such as paint, oil pastels, drawing, water color, colored pencil and collage.
Digital Photography with Samantha McGovern Several Openings
Ages: 10-14 yrs.
Cost: $30  *Students must provide their own camera with memory card*
Class Size: 7-15 students
Learning basic shooting skills and become familiar with settings and functions of your camera and basic photographic concepts in a small group environment.
Beginner Karate with Lindsey Anderson FULL
Ages: 5+ yrs.
Cost: $15
Class Size: 3-12 students
We will be learning the basics of Shotokan Karate.  Beginners as well as experienced students welcome!
Gifting with Love with Julie Husser 3 Openings
Ages: 6+ yrs.
Cost: $35
Class Size 5-12 students
Learn how to make a different homemade gift each week and get a head start on your holiday gift giving. Food gifts, practical gifts, jewelry, we'll make something for everyone on your gift list. Supplies included in the cost of the class.

Creating a Caring Community with Natalie Hershberger CANCELLED
Ages: 7+ yrs.
Cost: $15
Class size 5-15 students
This class is designed to bring awareness to the students about the various needs in our community, while designing and creating various projects to impact others.  

Nature Journaling with Kimberlee Gann Several Openings
Ages: 5+ yrs.
Cost: $25
Class Size: 2-15 students
Let’s learn about nature and how to capture it in a notebook.  We will sketch, write, paint, draw and take in God’s wondrous creation with all our senses.
Band with Lorraine Haupt Several Openings
Ages: see description below
Cost:  $40 (no cost for adults)
Class Size:  15-25 students
This is for students who play an instrument and want to participate in an ensemble. The students need to be at least through the first level of a lesson method book. Music will be provided by the instructor. Each student needs to bring their instrument, portable music stand, pencil, and a small hand towel or cloth. If possible, please email Lorraine (rainy9810@earthlink.net) if you are interested in the class so she can order additional music if needed.