Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Park Days UPDATED & Field Trip Opportunities

Summer Park Day Schedule & Field Trip Opportunities

Open to all homeschoolers in the area, whether past, present, or future members of our local co-ops or just wanting to get to know other homeschool families in the area. Come join us!

All times are 10:30 till Noon. Feel free to bring lunch and stay to eat it. Don’t feel like you need to be prompt, just come and go when you can.

Tuesday, May 24th
Antelope Park (near 33rd and Washington, Lincoln, NE)

Friday, June 10th
Holmes Lake (near 70th and Normal, Lincoln, NE)

Tuesday, June 21
Havelock Park (near 64th and Ballard, Lincoln, NE)
*Tuesday, June 21st, with guided bird tours from 8-10am, some of our group is going to head out to the Spring Creak Prairie Audubon Center it is southwest of Lincoln, at 11700 SW 100th Street, Denton, NE. There are over 850 acres with miles of walking trails and native prairie grass. Contact Kimberlee if you want more details. :) Sounds like fun! (PLEASE NOTE: THE DATE FOR THIS CHANGED!! IT WAS ORIGNALLY LISTED AS JUNE 7TH, BUT IS NOW JUNE 21ST, FROM 8AM-?)

Tuesday, June 28
Oak Lake Park (near Sun Valley Blvd & Charleston, Lincoln, NE)

Tuesday, July 12th
Bethany Park ( near 65th and Vine, Lincoln, NE)

Thursday, July 28th --This spray part of the park doesn't open until 11:00, so you might want to plan for 11-12:30--my family usually ends up staying far past then, though. ;)  
Trago Spraygrounds (near 22nd and T, Lincoln, NE)

Pioneers Park playgrounds (near SW27th and Van Dorn, Lincoln, NE )
Join us on an outing to the Frank H. Woods Telephone Museum on July 22nd, at 10:00 am, the address is 2047 M. Street. Babies and Toddlers are welcome but they only have 3 hands on exhibits. Please contact Kimberlee Gann to let her know if you and your family are going our group can be 25 max, so if we have more than 25 people we'll have to have more than one tour, maybe several.

Looking Forward to Fall 2016

Greetings from Lincoln Friday Classes!

We're a homeschooling group in Lincoln, NE who loves homeschooling!  

  • We love working as a group of parents to offer enrichment classes and experiences for our children which are not easily duplicated at home because of specific training needed, supplies required, or being part of a larger group to complete the class.  
  • Our goal is to provide networking and support opportunities to those families both within Lincoln Friday Classes and throughout our community who home educate their children. 
  • We have a mom's room where we hang out while our children are in class, and a nursery full of toys for little ones not in class.  The prices for classes are usually determined by the teachers who price them according to supplies and their time.
  • We have many classes offered and are excited to see new classes offered.  Some classes that have been offered in the past are...tumbling, variety of classes for preschoolers in all areas, Lego club, American girl, science classes for all ages, history, literature, and geography classes, theater, as well as private music lessons.  
We meet on Fridays throughout the school year, at Oak Lake Church, 3300 N. 1st Street.

More information about Lincoln Friday Classes can be found at Lincoln Friday Classes

We are currently compiling a list of classes that will be offered and teachers who would like to teach at our co-op.  If you want to teach, but aren't sure what is needed, simply contact us and we'll see what we can work out!  If you are planning on or considering teaching a class or two this fall, please send us an e-mail, or contact us through Facebook at Lincoln Friday Classes, before June 6th with...

Name of class
Class description
# of students

We plan on posting the schedule by the 15th of June.

If you know of anyone who would love to join our co-op, and didn't receive information, feel free to invite them!  Everyone is welcome!

Thanks everyone!  We are looking forward to a great school year! 


Rhonda Hayes
Janet Rice
Lorraine Haupt

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2016 Spring Semester Slide Show!

We had a wonderful semester with lots of learning and fun!  Thank you everyone for being a part of co-op!  You make it GREAT!

We at Lincoln Friday Classes are excited to share with you our slide presentation for the semester.  Jenni has spent countless hours putting this together, and we thank her for her time and dedication!  She has done a fabulous job!

Spring 2016 Slide Show (Just click on this link and enjoy!)

Keep your eyes open for a schedule of our "SUMMER PARK DAYS" coming soon! We meet up around 10am, play, bring a lunch, and leave when we need to!  Everyone is welcome, come play, eat, and socialize in the sun!  

Monday, May 2, 2016

Talent Show and Potluck May 6!

It's here!  
It's finally here!

The moment we have all waited and worked so hard for...the opportunity to shine and show off all we have learned this semester at Lincoln Friday Classes co-op!

Everyone is invited to our end of semester Talent Show!

Sneak Peak at our program!

Tumbling Expo
Preschool Drama "Little Ducklings" and Drama for Beginning Readers "Stone Soup"
Creative Movement, and Beginning Ballet - Performing Dances
Piano, Baritone, Guitar, and Trumpet Solos
Drama for Readers performing 4 skits
American Girls
Cup Stacking

As always we have a Slide Presentation showcasing all the fun we had this semester at LFC at the end of the program!

We will also have tables set up in the Entryway for items on display, so bring your art work, crochet, favorite items made in any class you participated and we will show them off!  There will be paper and markers in order to put your name to label your projects showing everyone what you made and learned!

Talent show will begin at 10:00AM at Oak Lake Church.

Everyone is also invited to participate in our Spring Picnic Potluck happening right after the talent show.  Plates, cups, napkins, and cutlery will be provided by the co-op.

If your last names begins with...
A-H then bring a side dish
I-P then bring a main dish
Q-Z then bring a desert

See you all Friday, May 6th!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

End of Semester Information!

Hello Fabulous Homeschoolers!

Can’t believe it’s our last week of classes.  (Sigh…)

This email contains info concerning the talent show happening next Friday, next year’s tentative schedule including fall registration, and paperwork that will be available tomorrow.

May 6th is our Talent Show and we always have an excellent program, slideshow and delicious pot luck following!

1.     Julia is preparing the program.  Message from her…

I can't believe that the semester is almost over. I feel like it just flew by. That means only two weeks until the talent show.

Most of you have experienced this already, but for those of you who are new, let me fill you in. At the end of each semester, we have a talent show and exhibition to show off what the students have accomplished over the semester. The spring semester talent show will be on Friday, May 6th at 10:00 AM.

If you have items to display, please bring those by 9:30 that morning and we will have tables set up in the foyer for that purpose. If your class or individual students are performing, I need information from you by next Friday, April 29th in order to put the program together. Please send the following information by email to

Name of class and teacher
Title of performance (if any)
Name(s) of student(s) performing
Length of performance
Any preference on placement in the program (i.e. at the beginning, toward the end, etc.)

We are hoping to keep the talent show under an hour. In order to accomplish this, we are asking that performances be limited to about five minutes. If your performance will be more than this, please contact Rhonda or me and we will see what we can work out. Also, if you will be bringing music for your performance, please arrive no later than 9:30 to provide it to the sound person (my husband). He will cue it up for you and run it through the sound system.

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Rhonda or me. We are looking forward to a great performance.

Julia Kercher

2.    Traditional Slide Presentation
Thanks to Jenni for putting together the slide presentation!  She is planning on using the pictures that have been posted on our facebook page, but if you have any other pictures you are dying to share, either post them on the facebook page, or e-mail them to her at  Thank you!

3.    Potluck/Spring Picnic – after the talent show
Thanks to Kimberlee for organizing our potluck/spring picnic!  Message from her…
May 6th is our Talent Show and we always have a pot luck! If your last name begins with:
A-H then bring a side dish
I-P then bring a main dish
Q-Z then bring a desert

Of course you may bring more than one item if you wish!

Fall Class Schedule

1.    This will be posted online sometime between the end of May and the middle of June!
2.    Right now, we are gathering information from all of you in what classes you would like to see continue, as well as classes you would like to see taught. (There will be a “Suggestion Box” placed near the door for you to add your ideas.)
3.    Sneak peek as to some classes possibly coming to Friday Classes next year!
a.    Bob Ross, Art and Literature, Dance, Tumbling, Theatre, Music lessons, Story of the World Book 3, K-3 Oral Communication, Toddler Storytime, High School Sciences, K-2 Human Anatomy, Hogwarts Year 4, 3-6 Exploring Creation Land Animals, Crochet, American Girl, 4H, Little Builders, Digital Photography, High School Economics, Foreign Language, Fencing, PE, US Geography focusing on the East Coast, Crafty Girls, High School Math, American History, Natural Disasters, Five in a Row, Preschool exploring community helpers, and others.
4.     Looking for teachers!
a.    If you would like to teach a class, please contact Rhonda at!

Fall Registration: Friday, Aug. 19, 9:30am – teacher registration, 10:00am – open registration to the public held at Oak Lake Church, [3300 N 1st St.]

Fall Calendar

            September 9, 16, 23, 30
            October 7, 14, 21, 28
            November 4, 11, 18
            December 2

End of Semester Talent Show December 9 @10:00am
[Note: End of semester talent show will be held on Dec. 16th if we need a make-up day due to bad weather]

There will be paperwork available concerning next year, tomorrow on a table near both entrances of the church. 

Thank you so much for all you have done this year!  Looking forward to another great year!