Cottage Garden Homeschool Co-op of Tyler, Texas

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1st-2nd Grade 2017-2018

1st – 2nd Class Descriptions 2017-2018

Name of class: Fun Science

Teacher: TBA

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class- 1st and 2nd grade

Class Fee- $20.00 (this covers all supplies)

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 6

Objectives of this class: To open young minds to the wonders of Science and to teach them that safety and respect of the wonders of Science.

Description of the general class: Basic general hands on science experiments, work sheets, and several lab folders. This class will be a 2-yr. rotation so that both and 1st and 2nd grade will have a good understand of what science and a good concept of science safety for when they move up to 3rd grade. Each yr. will cover different material. A certificate of completion will be given at the completion of 2 yrs.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: Most experiments will be completed in class. On occasion experiment kits with instructions will be sent home to complete due to lack of time required for the experiment to be a success and our limited time at CG. Emails and reminders will be sent out.

Textbook/workbook: None (All supplies including Crayola’s, pencils, etc. will be provided)

Other Important Information: Some experiments will involve mild chemicals, potting soil, grass, and nuts and other food items. Gloves and aprons will be provided. Allergy forms will be handed out and need to be returned to your child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year.

Name of Class: Art Exploration

Teacher: Becky Burton

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st-2nd grades

Class Fee: $15 per Semester

Maximum Number of Students: 10

Minimum: 4

Objectives of this class: Students will learn about the Great Masters (Renaissance-Modern) and will practice the artist’s techniques. 

Resources: Discovering Great Artists by Mary Ann F. Kohl and Kim Solga; Usborne Art Treasury by Rosie Dickins

Description of the general class format: The goal of the class is to expose students to different artists and their mediums and techniques. Each week, we will briefly study the life and works of an artist. Then we’ll create an art project following that artist’s style. We will do our best to have a finished project for each artist; however, there may be times that we focus more on exploration of mediums and techniques. Please note that we may spend two weeks on some artists/ projects.

No written homework will be assigned and students will not need a textbook.

Name of class: Exploring the States

Teacher: Jennifer Hobbs

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: 1st-2nd grades

Class fee: $20.00

Maximum number of students: 10

Minimum number of students: 6

Objectives of this class- To be able to identify and place states on the U.S. map; learn interesting facts about each state.

Description of the general class format: Children will have hands on activities and interactive learning. Students will make a lap folder for each state. This class is designed to cover every state over a two-year rotation. Each class, students will learn about a state and review the U.S. map. At the end of the year, students will take home 25 completed states. Each class time the students will have completed a craft or project that reflects the state that they have learned that day. At the end of the second year, they will have completed all 50 states with completion of the last 25.

Each Monday and food or treat relating to the State of study will be provided. An allergies sheet will be provided at the beginning of the 1st semester please be sure to let the teacher know of any food allergies. If your child has food allergies please send a snack for them each Monday.

Description of enrichment or homework activities- Mapping skills should be worked on at home but this is not a requirement.

Textbook/workbook information- All folders and supplies will be provided.

Name of class: Exploring Literature 1st-2nd

Teacher: Amy Morgan

Suitable ages, abilities or skill level needed for this class: 1st-2nd grade

Class fees: $10.00

Maximum number of students: 10

Minimum number of students: 4

Objectives of this class: To develop your child’s desire to explore the world through literature.

Description of the general class format: A class to take your child on a literary adventure through beautifully illustrated and carefully selected story books. Our day will start with one or two stories being read by the teacher followed by many fun activities for continued learning. The teacher will pull as much learning out of the book as possible such as vocabulary, geography, and history while still making it fun and exciting.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: None

Textbook/workbook information: None

Other Important Information: Please make sure that your teacher knows of any allergies.

Name of class: Girls Club 1st-2nd

Teacher: Andrea Durbin

Suitable ages, abilities or skill level needed for this class: 1st-2nd grade

Class fee: $20.00

Maximum number of students: 12

Minimum number of students: 4

Objectives of this class- To establish an environment where girls can fellowship, create, play and learn while developing their self-confidence and building lasting friendships.

Description of the general class format: We will be spending our time playing classic games, creating handmade crafts, learning new skills, and even hosting a few themed parties throughout the year. 

Description of enrichment or homework activities: None

Other Important Information: Please inform the teacher if your daughter has any special needs or allergies to food etc.

Name of class: 1st-5th Grade Boys’ Club

Teacher: TBA

Suitable ages, abilities, or skill level needed for this class: This class is for boys 1st through 5th grade. (Unless there are enough boys to split into older and younger)

Class Fee: $10

Maximum number of students in this class: 12

Minimum number of students in this class: 8

Objectives of this class:

1. The goal will be for the boys to develop friendships.

2. The boys will also learn good sportsmanship.

Description of the general class format:

Boys will have plenty of outdoor play and occasional indoor games.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: None

Textbook/workbook information: none

Name of class: Sibling play

Teacher: Debra Taylor

Suitable ages, abilities, or skills level needed: Kindergarten-2nd grade

Class fee: $7.00

Maximum number: 12

Minimum number: 2

Objective of this class: This class is a 5th period class for children whose older siblings are in class or parents are teaching this period.

Description of the general class format: There will be a light snack, movie, games, crafts and outdoor play weather permitting.

Description of enrichment or homework activities: None

Textbook/workbook information: None

Other Important Information: Please let the teacher know of any known allergies.

Revised 4/2/17