Thursday, August 27, 2015


Calling All Happy Homeschoolers!!!!

Yes, tomorrow is the day we've been waiting for!  It's the first day of Lincoln Friday Classes Co-op for Fall Semester 2015!

Just a few reminders...

*We have several children with allergies.  To make sure everyone has a wonderful and enjoyable experience, please keep this in mind when you are packing lunches, and snacks.  Please avoid anything with peanuts or cashews.  Almond butter, or sunflower butter are safe alternatives.

*Teachers, please keep an open communication with parents about allergies...some others include: soy, dairy, wheat, eggs, artificial colors, pork, shellfish, hand sanitizer, rice, oats, beans, and peas.

*Please enter through the north doors of the church.

*Big Shout out to everyone involved in Lincoln Friday Classes co-op!  We love you!  You are awesome!  Thank you for all you do!


(If you have any concerns, suggestions, complaints, or compliments, please send them our way!)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Class Openings!

Hey Everyone!~

We had a wonderful registration day full of lots of friends and fun!  We still have openings in some of our classes!  Check it out!

Classes begin August 28 at Oak Lake Church.


Story of the World (5-6 openings)
Essential Oils 101 (4)
Art Explorers (4)
Creative Movement (2)


Beginning Ballet (4)
Five in a Row (5)
Narnia (2)

Natural Disasters (5)
Swimming Creatures (2-3)
Designed to Shine (3)

American Girl (6)
Yoga for Kids (1-2)
Chess (5-6)
Math Games (6)
Bob Ross Creating Joy in Art (4-8 for various 4-week sessions)

Frontier Girls (3)
Hogwarts Academy (2-3)
Ms. Frizzles Science Fun (2)
Bible Art Journaling (2-3)

Contact me to register, I'll confirm with teacher the number of openings left, then you can mail me all your paperwork and money for registration and for each of the teachers. You can PM on Facebook, email me at, reply to this e-mail, or call Lisa at 402-540-4352, or Rhonda at 402-413-8007.  Feel free to pass this info on to others who may be interested. Thank you!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Reworked Grid

There were still some slots that might not be seen due to the highlighting and/or white lettering, so Lisa converted everything to various colors to make it easier.  Hopefully you can see all the classes now!

Thank you for your patience!!!!

Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
Room 4
Room 5
Room 6
Essential Oils
Moms, dads, and older students
Crazy Concoctions
K – 4th
Art Explorers
1st – 3rd

Creative Movement
3-5 (30)
Tiny Tumblers
3-5 (30)
Beg. Tumbling
6 and up (30)
Story of the World 2
3rd – 8th

Music Lessons
Five in a Row
6 and up
Biblical Truths in Narnia

Beginning Ballet

Lego Building Club
2-6 (30-min)
Math for Munchkins
Pre-K – K (30)
Natural Disasters
8 and up
K and up
Bob Ross: Joy of Painting 
10 and up (Every 4 wks.)
Designed to Shine

Int./Adv. Tumbling
6 and up (30)
Swimming Creatures
Music Lessons
American Girl
7 and up
All ages
Creating Joy in Art  10+
(2-4 wk. options)
Yoga for Kids
Math Games
5 and up
Little Learners
Music Lessons
Frontier Girls
5 and up

Bible/Art Journaling
7 and up

Ms. Frizzles Science Fun
5 and up
Hogwarts Academy
8 and up
Music Lessons


Reworked Schedule


Scheduled throughout the day

Private Piano, Band Instruments, Violin, Guitar, Voice Lessons with Lorraine Haupt
$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 28+ 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.

9:30 – 10:00 AM

Tiny Tumblers with Jen Kaven
*1/2 hour
3-5 yrs. **Must be able to attend without a parent in the room**
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!

10:00 – 10:30 AM

Beginning Tumbling with Jen Kaven
*1/2 hour
6 and up
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.

Creative Movement with Jessica Ward and Jackie Zimmerman
*1/2 hour
10 min / 15 max

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.

9:30 – 10:30 AM

Essential Oils with Heidi Wubbels
Moms, dads, and older students

This one's for you, Mom!! In the exciting world of natural health care, where do essential oils fit in?  You'll be excited as we learn together the many uses and benefits of essential oils. From helping bug bites and headaches to cleaning your home...there's an oil for everything! This is truly life changing!

Crazy Concoctions with Kris Troester
K – 4th grade
Up to 10 students

Art meets science in this hands-on class. Students will have the chance to concoct fun art supplies like paint, dough, and paste. Once the supplies are made, students will use them for various projects.

Art Explorers with Lisa Cassel
1st – 3rd grade
4-10 kids
$25 + $10 for supplies

In this class we will be studying various artists and styles of art, emulating the art we study with projects of our own. We will paint, draw, sculpt, and collage. Each child will have two sketchbooks, one to keep new art words and pictures of famous art in as we study them and one to make sketches of their own in. These sketchbooks, along with a box to keep projects in (provided by me) will need to come back each week for our lessons.

Story of the World 2: The Middle Ages
From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance with Rhonda Hayes
3rd – 8th grade
10-12 students
$30 supply fee

This class will be the first half of a yearlong course in which we will cover two chapters per week. 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.

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Snacking thru the Alphabet with Rhonda Hayes and Jenny Prestwich
*1/2 hour class
2-6 yrs.
8-10 students
$25 supply fee

Enhance your 5 senses as you experience this fun and yummy class! During this class, we will be reading a book and making and eating a tasty snack that correlates with the every letter of the alphabet and book.  Each child will create his/her snack using knives, forks, spoons, and of course fingers!  Reading skills, print awareness, letter knowledge, phonological awareness, listening comprehension, and motivation to read will be experienced.  Come enjoy an alphabet full of yummy snacks!

11:00 – 11:30 AM

Math for Munchkins with Jenny Prestwich
*1/2 hour class
Pre-K – K
8-10 students

It’s time to have fun with us as we explore shapes, patterns, counting, number recognition, and writing, time using an analogue clock as well as digital, fractions, money and more.  We will use literature, and lots of hands on activities.

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Five in a Row (FIAR) with Julie Husser                       
Ages 6+
Minimum 6 / Maximum 12

This class is a learning adventure class using excellent children's books from various cultures all over the world to open the door to art, history, vocabulary, language arts, geography, writing and humanities. Because of the format of Friday Classes, we will do one book each week, along with activities to learn and enhance knowledge of literary devices, map skills, vocabulary, and more.
A one-hour class, for ages 6 and up, suitable for a wide range of ages with more structured work required from older students.

Biblical Truths in Narnia with Julia Kercher
Any student able to read the Narnia books                                            
Minimum 4 / maximum 10 

We are reading books from the Chronicles of Narnia series and going through “A Family Guide to Narnia: Biblical Truths in C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia” by Christin Ditchfield. We will also use material from “Further Up and Further In: A Literature-Based Unit Study Utilizing C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia” by Diane Perdergraft. Students will keep a vocabulary notebook to learn the definitions of new words encountered in the reading.

This semester we will be reading “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”. The class will involve discussion of how to apply the lessons from the book, activities to further illustrate those lessons, and snacks related to the reading each week. We will watch the movie during the last three class periods.

Beginning Ballet with Jessica Ward and Jackie Zimmerman
*45 min.
Ages 6-12
10 min / 15 max

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 Building Club with Jen Kaven
6-11 years
10-12 students

Come explore, build, and create using your imagination. New themes each week! We will have projects for both girls and boys!

Band with Lorraine Haupt
Ages: see description below
Unlimited enrollment

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 ( if you are interested in the class so she can order additional music if needed.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Intermediate/Advanced Tumbling with Jen Kaven
(Permission from teacher is required)
*1/2 hour
6 and up
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 kickovers and one-hand cartwheels. All students will improve on their current level of skill.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Natural Disasters Class with Julie Husser
Age 8 and up
Minimum 6 / maximum 12

This class will cover several different natural disasters, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes, tsunamis and more. We will cover many aspects of these events such as the science behind the event, emergency preparedness, location risk analysis, and safety plans. While we will be viewing some footage of actual natural disasters in class to facilitate a realistic understanding of them, we will focus on positive action, with a proactive outlook as well as recognition of first responders and relief efforts.
This will be a one-hour class for children 8 years old and up and may not be suitable for particularly sensitive children, as we will cover the death toll and injuries that result from natural disasters. You know your child best.

Drama with Julia Kercher
K and up
Up to 12 students (minimum 4)                                                    

This class teaches or improves upon the skills of voice projection, stage presence, movement, and character development. We will be utilizing pre-written monologues, duets, and skits in addition to improvisational techniques. Students will also have the opportunity to write their own pieces and to direct, if they wish. All students will perform in class and have the option to perform for a larger audience at the end of the semester.

Bob Ross: Joy of Painting with Lisa Cassel
10 and up
Up to 6 kids
$45 (all supplies included)            
4-week class
Session 1: Aug. 28th, Sept. 11th, 18th, and 25th
Session 2: Oct. 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd
Session 3: Oct. 30th, Nov. 6th, 13th, and 20th

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 this summer when I went to Florida to become a certified Bob Ross instructor. With just an hour long class, we will spend the first week or two just learning some of the techniques Bob Ross used to make his happy trees, clouds, mountains and lakes and such, then, depending on the comfort level of the kids we will complete one to two paintings in the last two weeks.

Designed to Shine Pre-K Drama Class with Jackie Zimmerman and Jessica Ward
Ages 3-5
10-15 students preferred
$25 (includes all copy work, costumes, props, etc.)

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.)

Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day with Rhonda Hayes
2nd – 8th grade
8-10 students
$30 supply fee + (opt.) $20 Note-booking Journal

Come take a trip into the depths and discover all the strange and unique creatures of the sea, lakes, and rivers. Learn about the special features of swimming creatures, different water environments they live in, what their lifestyles are like, and the special circumstances they deal with. We will discuss the information found in each module. We will create an Ocean Box that will not only display the different layers of the ocean, but will also display swimming creatures, including whales, seals, sea cows, sea turtles, sea snakes, and more. We will also conduct many different experiments.

*The note-booking journal will mainly be used at home, although some activities will be taken from here and incorporated into class. It contains a suggested schedule, fascinating fact pages, review questions, assignments, activities, and projects, scripture copy-work, vocabulary crosswords, project pages, mini books to make, dive deeper suggestions, field trip sheets, and a final review.

1:00 – 2:00 PM

American Girl: Meet Addy with Heidi Wubbels
7 and up
$20 plus purchase of Addy books (or borrow from library)

Unit study consisting of reading, discussion, crafts and fun! "Addy, An American Girl 1864" by Connie Rose Porter is a wonderful story about a brave young lady. During the turbulent Civil War Era, Addy and her mother are escaping slavery. The story tells of the hardships Addy faces, as well as the hope and faith she manages to hold on to. Later books in the series, also by Connie Rose Porter, follow Addy during happier times in her new life as a free young lady.

Beginning to Advanced Chess with Nathan Hayes
For all ages
Up to 14 students

The game of chess is over 1300 years old and is one of the most popular games in the world. It is easy to learn, but can take a lifetime to master. Beginning students will review pieces, moving, and capturing, board set up, description of pieces, special moves, chess etiquette and winning! We will spend most of our time playing, because the more you play, the better you get!

Advanced students will continue to challenge themselves to become more skilled chess players. We will begin class by learning about the Grandmasters of chess, how they became grandmasters, and their special moves. We will work as a team to learn new skills. There will be fifty minutes of game time either as free play or as a tournament. There will be prizes to the winners!

Creating Joy in Art with Lisa Cassel
10 and up
4-10 kids
Fees are per session. All supplies included.

I will be teaching various techniques in each of the different mediums. The kids will learn about different artists and methods art while getting to experiment with the mediums. We will complete several projects in each medium using a sketchbook to keep track of the things we learn each week.

4 weeks: Bob Ross $45                                                                  Aug. 28th, Sept. 11th, 18th, and 25th
2 weeks: Pencil Portraits $6                                                           Oct. 2nd and 9th
3 weeks: Colored pencil, watercolor, and pastels $12              Oct. 16th, 23rd, and 30th
3 weeks: Polymer clay $20                                                             Nov. 6th, 13th, and 20th

Yoga for Kids with Sarah Steele
K – 6th grades

Come learn the art of yoga with me. As well as learning new yoga poses, we will make a craft and healthy snack each week.

Math Games with Mrs. Amanda Branum
Ages 5 and up
Max 20
We will be playing various math games to increase number sense and practice math facts. We will also have a math activity involving a snack. *Please let the teacher know of any allergies.

Little Learners with Rhonda Hayes and Jenny Prestwich
2 – 6 yrs.
8-10 students
$30 supply fee

Come experience hands on fun as we explore weather, emotions, nature, 5 senses, famous stories, and seasons.  Take a trip around the world with us as we learn how people from different countries celebrate Christmas.  We will incorporate fine arts, math, science, cooking, and language arts.

2:00 – 3:00 PM

Frontier Girls with Heidi Wubbels
5 and up
$25 Club registration fee for an entire year (covers both semesters) or $50 per family
$15 class fee for my supplies

Frontier Girls is a scout like youth program for girls. We focus on patriotism, traditional values, community service and a love of learning. All classes begin with a formal flag ceremony and girls are taught a proper respect for both flag and country. Frontier Girls Clubs dedicates its program to teaching girls the fruit of the spirit, responsibility, and modesty as well as encouraging them to participate in community service projects. Frontier Girls Clubs offers over 1200 individual badges from basic home skills, cutting edge science and technology to dairying, farming, and even aviation and rocketry. This program is designed to work with multiple ages all working on the same badge at the same time, but at differing skill levels.

Bible/Art Journaling with Lisa Cassel and Kimberlee Gann
7 and up
4-10 kids
$25 + $10 for supplies (and a Bible, other book or notebook/sketchbook)

Using tracing paper and special acid free and archival scrapbooking glue, or just into a notebook or sketchbook if you prefer--we will be illuminating and illustrating our favorite Bible verses or passages from our favorite books (think about your favorite story book with your own illustrations added in). We will use markers, colored pencils, pencils, and watercolor paints to make our books come alive.

Ms. Frizzles Science Fun with Mrs. Amanda Branum
5 and up
Max 20

We will be studying habitats, plants, animals, and food chains. We will watch a Magic School Bus video, complete activities, read books, play games, and enjoy a snack related to the topic.

Hogwarts Academy Year 2 with Sarah Steele
8 and up
10-12 students

Explore the world of Harry Potter as a year two Hogwart’s student. Activities and discussion based on Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lunch at co-op!

Forgot to mention on the schedule that there will be a lunch period from 12:30-1:00!

Yum!  Yum!  Yum!