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Friday U Elective Classes

 
Elective Style Classes for Homeschool Students
 
Oak Grove offers elective classes on Friday afternoons (12:05-2:30). These classes are open to any Oak Grove student as well as other homeschool students in the community. A student registering for Friday U will be able to choose 2 classes to take each semester. Tuition for Oak Grove families is $330 per semester and tuition for non Oak Grove families is $350 per semester. There is a $25 registration fee for one student and a $40 registration fee for two or more students. Please see the full list of fall 2020 classes and descriptions below. 
To register for Friday U fall 2020 please click on this link: https://form.jotform.com/202067613457050
 
For more information about Friday U, please email allyson.gibbons@oakgrovecoop.com or call 865-643-2559.

Fall 2020 Friday U Classes

BLOCK 1 (12:05-1:15)

 

Soccer Academy (Grades 3-8) – Coach Chris Carrol

This fun and exciting soccer program for boys and girls includes friendly sessions designed to improve soccer skills. Beginning or experienced students will enjoy a positive soccer experience that will stay with them for life. NOTE: Whenever possible, this class will take place outside in cool weather. Students must dress to exercise in the outdoors and bring a water bottle. The co-op administration will monitor weather conditions each week and follow applicable policies. 

  •     Materials Fee: $5 – covers equipment (balls, goals, cones, jerseys)

 

Creative Bible Journaling (Grades 5-10) – Rachel Parrish

Whether you are new to or experienced in Bible journaling, you’re sure to have fun in this class as we explore God’s Word and learn creative tips and ideas for using art as an expression of worship. In this class, we will read scripture and create art in our Bibles. We will also make unique journals in which we can write down prayers, scriptures and memories in creative ways. In our Bibles and creative journals, we will doodle, create art, and have lots of fun with crayons, colored pencils, paint, stickers, washi tape and more!

  •     Materials fee: $25 – covers cost of journals, creative art journaling kits, and other art supplies

    ($35 if instructor purchases creative Bible* for your student)

    *Required: A Bible you can be creative in and don’t mind covering up scriptures with stickers or paint, etc. There are  creative journaling Bibles at Ollie’s for around $10 or online for various fees. It doesn’t have to be a creative journal with a side for notes but that is preferred. You may get your own or the instructor can purchase it for you.

 

Monsters Made with Love (Grades preK-8) – Laurie Kay

Students will learn the basics of hand-sewing while they make adorable fleece monsters.  Sewing is a great way to exercise fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination.  Monsters Made with Love is great for boys and girls alike.  This class is taught with the Maker Philosophy of celebrating the process, not the end product.  Students will create monsters to keep, embracing self-love; and monsters to give to others who need a little love in their lives.                                                                                                              

  •     Materials Fee: $25 – covers cost of fluff, needles, thread, needle threaders, safety eyes, buttons, wire, and additional hardware for sewing

 

Coding (Grades K-5) – Jenney Jackson

Computer Science is one of the fastest growing fields in the world, yet most kids will never have an opportunity to take a class until college.  Code.org has come up with a solution to this problem by offering a K-5 curriculum to teach the basics of coding in a dynamic way that engages at an early age.  Students will work through a curriculum from Code.org that is easy to differentiate for all skill and experience levels.  They will create their own games, art, and digital stories that they can share, all while learning problem-solving, collaboration, persistence, and computational thinking skills.  Experience is not a requirement.                                                                                                                                             

  •     No Materials Fee

 

Exploring the Planets: Astronomy for Children (Grades PreK-2) – Kim Anderton

Students will explore the planets in our solar system through hands-on activities and art. This class will include a detailed study of each planet through the lens of God’s creation of space and Earth.                                                                                                                                 

  •     Materials Fee: $20 – covers consumable items for weekly projects and solar system model project

 

Dance (Grades preK-3) – Allyson Gibbons

Students will learn basic dance skills in the styles of ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. There may be additional elements included such as ribbon dancing and/or dancing with other props. They will learn choreography for 3 dances and will have videos of the dances to use for practice at home. We will also focus on how dance is a form of worship and self-expression. There will be a performance at the end of the semester.

  •     Materials Fee: $25 – covers costume and hair accessory for end-of-semester performance

 

Theatre Arts (Grades 4-8) – Adra Ludwig

The goal of the theatre class is to prepare students for the real world of theatre.  Students will learn about the many different styles of theatre acting (realism vs. melodramatic, etc.) and how to build characters using emotion, movement, and voice articulation.  Every student will be cast in a short play (45 min. to 1 hour) either as a cast member or backstage help.  The play will be performed for the students’ families and friends at the end of the semester.  This theatre class is a great way for students to gain experience and build confidence while having fun!                                                                   

  •     Materials fee: $35 – covers cost of script plus royalty fees, costumes, props, rental for sound equipment, curtains, lighting, special effects, (optional chance for students to purchase play t-shirts for an extra charge if there is a minimum of 10 to make an order)

 

Bible Content I Old Testament (Grade 7-8) – Stephen St. John

Students who take this class will enjoy learning what’s in the Bible. We will review outlines of every single book in the Old Testament and discuss the big story of God in the scriptures. Class will be fast-paced, fun, and interactive. The class will be taught in a manner that is sensitive to and respectful of a wide range of Christian denominations.

  •     Materials fee: $5- covers cost of printed handouts

 

Introduction to Italian Language and Culture (Grades 8-10) – Micaela Snyder

This class will be an introduction to listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Italian and to the culture of Italian-speaking regions. Students will also practice dialogues using common words and phrases. Students will practice communicating in a variety of settings. The pronunciation section of this course will also help students to learn about connections with other languages, etymology, and many more engaging topics. Through this course, students will experience the rewards of learning new languages.

  •     Materials fee: $20- covers cost of composition book, spiral bound notebook, class textbook, and writing instruments

 

BLOCK 2 (1:20-2:25)

 

Sports Multi-Skills (Grades preK-3) – Coach Chris Carroll

This class is designed to improve a whole range of athletic skills and movements that will enhance coordination and performance in many sports.  Activities will focus on areas of athletic movement such as running, throwing, catching, jumping, kicking, and balancing.  NOTE: Whenever possible, this class will take place outside in cool weather. Students must dress to exercise in the outdoors and bring a water bottle. The co-op administration will monitor weather conditions each week and follow applicable policies.

  •     Materials Fee: $5 – covers equipment (balls, cones, etc.)

 

Poetry Teatime (Grades 1-4) – Rachel Parrish

Roses are red, violets are blue, if you like poetry, tea and snacks, this class is for you! Each week we will discover poetry through themed tea-inspired “parties” including Beatrix Potter, garden and fairies, Shel Silverstein, bedtime poems, funny poetry, winter themes and more! We will gather together with tea (or water if preferred) in our teacup, read poetry and enjoy a variety of activities throughout the year such as learning poetry styles, tea party manners and etiquette, discovering popular poets, and adventure through play, creative writing, art and reading aloud.

  •     Materials Fee: $25- covers a porcelain teacup and saucer which students will get towards the middle/end of the semester, plastic teacups to use in class each week, snacks, and other tea party materials

 

Monsters Made with Love (Grades preK-8) – Laurie Kay

Students will learn the basics of hand-sewing while they make adorable fleece monsters.  Sewing is a great way to exercise fine motor skills and hand/eye coordination.  Monsters Made with Love is great for boys and girls alike.  This class is taught with the Maker Philosophy of celebrating the process, not the end product.  Students will create monsters to keep, embracing self-love; and monsters to give to others who need a little love in their lives.                                                                                                   

  •     Materials Fee: $25 – covers cost of fluff, needles, thread, needle threaders, safety eyes, buttons, wire, and additional hardware for sewing

 

Spanish Fun for Mixed Ages (Grades preK-8) – Mariana Rodriguez

Students will learn the basics of the language in a fun and engaging environment.  Lessons will include introductions, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, family members, food, colors, and more through singing songs, playing games, and reading books. 

  •     No Materials Fee

 

Dance (Grades 4-8) – Allyson Gibbons

Students will learn basic dance skills in the styles of ballet, jazz, and hip-hop. There may be additional elements included such as ribbon dancing and/or dancing with other props. They will learn choreography for 3 dances and will have videos of the dances to use for practice at home. We will also focus on how dance is a form of worship and self-expression. There will be a performance at the end of the semester.

  •     Materials Fee: $25 – covers costume and hair accessory for end-of-semester performance

 

Theatre Arts (Grades K-3) – Adra Ludwig

The goal of the theatre class is to prepare the students for the real world of theatre. Students will learn about the many different styles of theatre acting, theatre history, and how to build characters (using emotions, movement, and voice articulation, etc.). They will play lots of theatre games to help them become more confident and learn teamwork. Every student will be cast in a short play (10-20 minutes) either as a cast member or backstage help.                                               

  • Materials fee: $30 – covers cost of script plus royalty fees, costumes, props, rental for sound equipment, curtains,            lighting, special effects, (optional chance for students to purchase play t-shirts for an extra charge if there is a    minimum        of 10 to make an order)

  

New Testament Greek 1 (Grades 7-8) – Stephen St. John

This class will teach students to read and write in the language of the New Testament. Students will learn the Greek alphabet, vocabulary, grammar, and will do some reading in the Greek New Testament. The class will give them a good base for reading classical Greek authors. Class will be fast-paced, fun, and interactive. The class will be taught in a manner that is sensitive to and respectful of a wide range of Christian denominations.

  • Materials fee: $20 – covers the cost of a new or used copy of W. E. Vines’, VINES LEARN NT GREEK: An Easy Teach Yourself Course in Greek