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Cokesbury Church, South Campus

9908 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37922

8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Monday to Friday

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Meets at Cokesbury Church

9908 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37922

8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Monday to Friday

Friday U at Oak Grove

Friday U at Oak Grove

Registration Information

The Fall 2019 Friday U line-up is going to be awesome!  Class descriptions will be posted soon.  Registration will open to everyone on Tuesday, April 23rd at 8:30 a.m. in the Jan Sanders Fellowship Hall.  Registration and materials fee of $25 per student is required to reserve your spot in class and will be payable by check only at the time of sign-up.  After the 23rd, 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

Fall 2019 Semester (costs are per student):

  • $25 Registration and Materials Fee* (due at registration, payable only by check)
  • $330 Tuition for co-op members/$350 for non-members (payable at once or in five installments, August through December).
  • Installment payments may be made by the 15th of each month.
  • Payment in full is the preferred option. Each Friday U tuition paid in full by August 15th, 2019 will include an Oak Grove logo item and one entry into a drawing to receive one FREE Spring 2020 Friday U registration. Three families will win – $25 value per winner.

 

Drop/Add/Change Policy

Friday U Students may drop, add, or request a class change through August 26th, 2019. After that date, class changes must be approved by the co-op principal and a $25 fee will be applied. Class drops after August 31st will require full tuition payment, as we contract teachers by class size.

Fall 2019 Friday U Classes

BLOCK 1 (12:05-1:15)

Awesome Kids Chorus (Grades preK-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.

Dance (Grades preK-3rd)- 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.

LEGO® Benny’s Space Quest – STEAM Builders Edition (Grades preK-3) – Bricks 4 Kidz

Benny, the LEGO Astronaut, is on a quest to explore space – the Bricks 4 Kidz way!  Each week will feature a lesson on something about space or space travel as we zip from training to be an astronaut, to getting to the moon and planets beyond earth, to what it might be like to one day reach another galaxy for real!  With each lesson we’ll build an amazing mechanical or motorized LEGO model and also have some creative play time to modify or invent new things.  We will use age-appropriate models for different levels of building skill.  This is a hands-on class exploring STEAM concepts primarily using LEGO Bricks, in which children will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a fun and engaging way.

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.  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.

Nature Journaling  (Grades K-3) – 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.  Students will learn how to draw/paint birds, insects, plants, wildlife, and will have mini-lessons in biology, ecology, botany, and more. (Nature Journaling may repeat lessons from Fall 2018 and Spring 2019.)

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.

Science with The Muse Knoxville (Grades 3-5) – Jennifer Smith

Is science magic? Of course not! But learning about science should be magical AND fun!  The Muse Knoxville has a goal to inspire and empower all children through transformative learning experiences.  The Muse Knoxville at Friday U will guide students into the world of scientific discovery through hands-on experiments and activities.  Each series set of 4-6 weeks will have a specific topic or theme, allowing students to develop a true understanding of the subject matter.

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

Students will enjoy exploring and learning about calligraphy and its 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.

Fantastic Fiber Arts (Grades 4th-8th) – Ellen Petree

This class will teach the basics of many different types of fiber arts.  Students will learn crochet, knitting, embroidery, felting, and weaving.  They will also make friendship bracelets, yarn art, pompoms, and more fun fiber projects!

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.

Speech & Debate (Grades 6-8) – Dawn McGehee

Students will learn how to give proper speeches and the different types of speeches.  The class will learn the etiquette and rules of debate.  Students will discuss developmentally appropriate topics and begin debates.  We will learn argument structure, 4-step refutation, speech-giving, and how to take notes on a flowsheet.

BLOCK 2 (1:20-2:25)

Dr. Seuss with STEAM (Grades preK-2) – Dawn McGehee

Students will enjoy the wonderful world of Seuss, while integrating science, technology, engineering, art, and math.  We will have experiments, art, and fun learning tied to Dr. Seuss stories.  Students will learn math concepts, scientific investigation, and how to think through challenging problems.

Fantastic Fiber Arts (Grades preK-3) – Ellen Petree

This class will teach the basics of many different types of fiber arts.  Students will learn crochet, knitting, embroidery, felting, and weaving.  They will also make friendship bracelets, yarn art, pompoms, and more fun fiber projects!

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.

Monsters Made with Love (Grades preK-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 preK-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.

Science with The Muse Knoxville (Grades K-2) – Jennifer Smith

Is science magic? Of course not! But learning about science should be magical AND fun!  The Muse Knoxville has a goal to inspire and empower all children through transformative learning experiences.  The Muse Knoxville at Friday U will guide students into the world of scientific discovery through hands-on experiments and activities.  Each series set of 4-6 weeks will have a specific topic or theme, allowing students to develop a true understanding of the subject matter.

Theatre Arts Class (Grades K-3) – Adra Cooper

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.

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 Benny’s Space Quest – Jr. Robotics Edition (Grades 2-5) – Bricks 4 Kidz (LEGO®)

Benny, the LEGO Astronaut, is on a quest to explore space – the Bricks 4 Kidz way!  Each week will feature a lesson on something about space or space travel as we zip from training to be an astronaut, to getting to the moon and planets beyond earth, to what it might be like to one day reach another galaxy for real!  With each lesson we’ll build an amazing mechanical or motorized LEGO model and also have some creative play time to modify or invent new things.  We will use age-appropriate models for different levels of building skill.  This is a hands-on class exploring STEAM concepts primarily using LEGO Bricks, in which children will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a fun and engaging way.

In addition to building an amazing LEGO model, each week we will write programs & code that controls the model and uses sensors to help the model interact with its environment.

3D Sculpture (Grades 3-8) – April Wireman

3D Sculpture will help develop a student’s sculpture-making ability from idea to finished state.  Students will gain experience working with basic three-dimensional materials such as clay, paper mache, fibers, and more.  Upon completion of this course, students should be able to effectively manipulate multiple materials and create interesting and unique sculptural designs.  Some work outside of class may be desired.

Dance (Grades 4-8)- 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.

Mysteries & Controversies in American History (Grades 5-8) – Mary Ellen Starmer

Students will dig into some of the most well-known controversies and mysteries in American History.  The class will learn to research primary and secondary documents as they uncover truths and attempt to draw conclusions about the lost colony of Roanoke, the Salem Witch Trials, the Emancipation Proclamation, the Sinking of the Titanic, and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  Students will learn the difference between primary and secondary sources, criteria for evaluating sources in research, and how to use critical thinking in research.

*******************Announcement*****************

We are excited to announce Oak Grove U on Tuesday afternoons this fall! (Aug. 13, 20, 27, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 17)

Explore Art – Tuesday Art Lab (Grades 2-8) – Skyli Mullins

Tuesday afternoons from 2:45 to 4:15

This class is designed to encourage the artistic mind and teach about the history, the various techniques, and the process of an artist.  Students will learn about famous artists, where technique matters, new concepts, and visual inspiration involved in creating original pieces with meaning.  All work is original and created from what we learn during the week.

Registration fee for this 1 ½ hour class is $25. 

Tuition for the semester is $180.