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9908 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37922

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Friday U at Oak Grove

Friday U at Oak Grove

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Registration Information

Oak Grove is excited about the Friday U line-up for Spring 2019! Registration will open to everyone on Wednesday, October 24 at 8:30 a.m. in the Jan Sanders Fellowship Hall. Registration and materials fee of $25 per student is due and payable by check at the time of sign-up. After the 24th, you will be able to register in the Oak Grove office. If you have questions, contact Carla Hagerman at carla.hagerman@oakgrovecoop.com or at 865-444-4575.

  • *Children registering for Friday electives will choose 2 classes to take for the semester.
  • *Classes will fill on a first come basis.Financial Information

Financial Information

Spring 2019 Semester (costs are per student):

  • $25 Registration and Materials Fee* (due at registration, payable by check)
  • $330 Tuition for co-op members/$350 for non-members (payable at once or in five installments, January through May).
  • Payment in full is the preferred option. Each Friday U tuition paid in full by January 15, 2019 will include an Oak Grove drawstring backpack and one entry into a drawing to receive one FREE Fall Friday U registration. Three families will win – $25 value per winner.
  • Installment payments may be made by the 15th of each month.

Drop/Add/Change Policy

Friday U Students may drop, add, or request a class change through January 31, 2019. After that date, class changes must be approved by the co-op principal and a $25 fee will be applied. Class drops after January 31 will require full tuition payment, as we contract teachers by class size.

BLOCK 1 (12:05-1:15)

Dance (Grades TK-2nd)- Allyson Gibbons

Students will learn basic dance skills as well as choreography for 3-4 dances. 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.

Explore Art (Grades TK-2nd) – Skyli Mullins

This class is designed to inspire creativity and concept behind art as we learn about different artists and art forms from the past, see how we do it now and explore how the future of art is ever changing. We will discuss artists, styles, learn technique, explore materials and learn to create with different materials using our own ideas. January – Asian Art (Chinese Zodiac Animals), February – The Art of Love (Photograghy Piece, Poster for a Cause), March – Irish Art (Celtic Art Piece, Green Piece), April – Love Your Earth Month (Recycled Art Beetles from the Ark sculpture piece, Magazine Decoupage Mask)

My Jesus Storybook (Old Testament) (Grades TK-2)- Lisa Anderson

In this class, we will be reading a different story from The Jesus Storybook Bible each week. During each session, we will read and discuss the story, play a game or do a craft that relates to it, have a snack, and watch a video recap of our selection. The videos are approximately 5 minutes long and go along with the book. We will end the class with prayer requests and a group prayer.

Stories with STEAM (Grades TK-2) – Alana Harter

The class will read a new book or story each week and will complete a STEAM activity to go along with the story. The planned books and projects are: The Book of Mistakes – focus on art, how artists and scientists think and how they improve on their ideas (paper, markers); Down the Back of the Chair – build a chair; Mix It Up – mixing primary paint colors to make secondary colors, paint a picture; The Watcher – handprint monkey; Look Up! – make galaxy slime; Butter Battle Book – make homemade butter; The Magic Hat – create a magic animal; Olympig! – make catapults; The Day I Became a Pirate – create a treasure chest; Big Smelly Bear – make a bear trap; Ada Twist, Scientist – pendulum fun; Ada Twist, Scientist (part 2) – geysers; Goldilocks and Just One Bear – construct a new, stronger bed for baby bear; Fidgety Fish – make a fish; Planting a Rainbow – create flower bouquet; The Easter Egg – tin foil easter egg art.

Awesome Kids Chorus (Grades TK-3rd)- Stacy Roddy

This class will teach the basic principles of music and offer an environment similar to a mini-VBS each week. We will incorporate songs with sign language and Bible lessons and learn Biblical truths. This will be class full of fun, games, learning, and musical instruction that honors God! We will have a concert/showcase each semester for parents to see what their children are learning.

LEGO Amusement Park Builder (Grades TK-5) – Bricks 4 Kidz (LEGO®)

Have you ever built your own amusement park with LEGO bricks? We’ll learn about momentum, centrifugal force, arc, and much more along the way building LEGO rides using gears, axles, motors, and lots of other special moving parts to make our rides really move and groove! LEGO Engineering, STEM, & problem-solving are what this fun program is all about.

Monsters Made with Love (Grades TK-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. Students will learn a useful lifelong skill with a “loving ourselves” twist. This class is great for boys and girls and is taught with the Maker philosophy of celebrating the process, not the end product. We will create monsters to keep and monsters to give to others.

French Fun for Mixed Ages (Grades TK-8)- Audrey Labbe

French lessons for children focused on the discovery of French and French culture through learning vocabulary, pronunciation and how to make simple sentences. This will be done by reading, playing games, singing songs, and making crafts. Students will start with ABC’s, numbers, days of the week, and colors, moving forward according to the progress of the group. Our class environment will emphasize teamwork and a friendly atmosphere.

Recorder with Music Theory (Grades 3-5) – Glenda Cloutier

This class will explore music through learning to play the Recorder and through a selection of Music Mind Games and Wendy Stevens’s Rhythm Cup Explorations (a big hit with students last year) as well as Rhythm Menagerie (new this year). Students will learn elements of music theory and compose melodies on the Recorder. Fundamentals that will be covered include: note names and recorder fingering, the musical alphabet and intervals, basic rhythm (including rhythm math games), treble staff, music symbols, and more.

Nature Journaling 2 (Grades 3-6) – April Wireman

Students will capture God’s amazing creations in their journals using drawing and painting techniques while observing birds, plants, wildlife, and more in the classroom. This class will include some local guests sharing their scaley, feathery, and furry friends with Oak Grove! Students will learn mini-lessons in biology, ecology, botany, and more. Nature Journaling 1 is not prerequisite for this class.

Soccer Academy (Grades 4-8)- 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.

Theatre Arts Class (Grades 4-8) – Adra Cooper

The goal of Theatre Class is to prepare students for the real world of theatre. Students will learn about the different styles of theatre acting (realism, melodramatic, etc.) and how to build characters using emotions, movement, and voice articulation. They will gain experience and build confidence while having fun! The class will simulate what students will go through in the real world of auditions, casting, and play performances.

The Art of Hand-Lettering: From Cursive to Calligraphy (Grades 3-8) – Hilary Salas

Students will enjoy exploring and learning about calligraphy and origins, how hand-lettered fonts are made, how to use a calligraphy-style pen, and how to bring some letters to “life.” Students will enjoy fun projects encouraging creative expression through lettering.

BLOCK 2 (1:20-2:25)

Fairy Tale STEAM (Grades TK-2) – Dawn McGehee

Our class will read fairy tales and act them out. We will define elements of a story and what makes a fairy tale. Students will find the problem in the story and experiment with different solutions, learn and apply the scientific method, and learn literary elements of fairy tales.

Nature Journaling 2 (Grades TK-2) – April Wireman

Students will capture God’s amazing creations in their journals using drawing and painting techniques while observing birds, plants, wildlife, and more in the classroom. This class will include some local guests sharing their scaley, feathery, and furry friends with Oak Grove! Students will learn mini-lessons in biology, ecology, botany, and more. Nature Journaling 1 is not prerequisite for this class.

Music Theory with Keyboard (Grades TK-2) – Glenda Cloutier

This class is designed to be a fun class that teaches the fundamentals of music theory through carefully crafted games and activities from Music Mind Games, MusicinMotion.com, and Wendy Stevens’s Rhythm Menagerie (new this year). Students will learn music theory that boosts understanding and performance in piano and academics, especially math. Some fundamentals which will be covered include: note names (pitches) and location on the keyboard, alphabet and intervals, rhythm matching games, treble staff, grand staff, music symbols, and more.

Sports Multi-Skills (Grades TK-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.

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

Students will learn the basics of hand-sewing, create a monster to keep, and make a monster to sell or to give away. Students learn to sew in a fun, no-stress way. So many sewing crafts have to be perfect, monsters don’t need to be. Students learn to embrace their imperfections and also the importance of loving themselves.

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

Students will learn the basics of the language in a fun and engaging environment. We will sing songs, play games, and read books. Lessons will include introductions, numbers, days of the week, family, food, and more.

TaeKwonDo (Grades 1-8) – Stephen Strouss

This class will teach the basics of TaeKwonDo and some self-defense techniques including punching, kicking, bully escapes, and more. Students will learn discipline, courtesy, integrity, self-control, and respect. We will teach TaeKwonDo in a safe, fun, and energetic manner that also includes potential life-saving skills.

LEGO Jr. Robotics and Coding (Grades 2-6) – Bricks 4 Kidz (LEGO®)

This class moves beyond the basics of building and engineering with LEGO motors, gears, and axles, to kick it up a notch with coding and sensors. Not only will our LEGO models move and groove, but we will have an increased level of control over them as we learn how to drop in blocks of code that tell our contraptions how far to go, when to stop, what sound to make, what to do when something is blocking the path, and a lot more. We will work primarily with LEGO WeDo, but also Scratch, Ozobots, LittleBits and more.

Dance (Grades 3-8)- Allyson Gibbons

Students will learn basic dance skills as well as choreography for 3-4 dances. 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.

Explore Art (Grades 3-8) – Skyli Mullins

This class is designed to inspire creativity and concept behind art as we learn about different artists and art forms from the past, see how we do it now and explore how the future of art is ever changing. We will discuss artists, styles, learn technique, explore materials and learn to create with different materials using our own ideas. January – Asian Art (Chinese Zodiac Animals), February – The Art of Love (Photograghy Piece, Poster for a Cause), March – Irish Art (Celtic Art Piece, Green Piece), April – Love Your Earth Month (Recycled Art Beetles from the Ark sculpture piece, Magazine Decoupage Mask)

Computer Coding (Grades 4-8) – Hilary Salas

Students will be working with the program “Scratch” and its tutorials to learn how to code. Scratch is kid-friendly and uses the coding language Blockly, developed at MIT. Students will be introduced to Code Academy as well. They will develop their projects using storyboard paper to plan. We will also learn about cell animation and stop-motion animation.

Theatre Arts Class (Grades 4-8) – Adra Cooper

The goal of Theatre Class is to prepare students for the real world of theatre. Students will learn about the different styles of theatre acting (realism, melodramatic, etc.) and how to build characters using emotions, movement, and voice articulation. They will gain experience and build confidence while having fun! The class will simulate what students will go through in the real world of auditions, casting, and play performances.