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Classes from a Christian worldview that serve people from all backgrounds

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865-444-4574

Cokesbury Church, South Campus

9908 Kingston Pike Knoxville, TN 37931

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

Registration for the Friday U at Oak Grove Fall Semester is set for April 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM in our facility (Cokesbury South, 9908 Kingston Pike)!

These fun, but robust classes are open to any Oak Grove student as well as other homeschool students.

  • Children registering for Friday electives choose 2 classes to take each semester they are enrolled.
  • Classes will fill on a first come basis.

Financial Information

The following fee and tuition changes apply for the Fall Semester (costs are per student):

  • $25 Registration and Materials Fee* (due at registration)
  • $330 Tuition for co-op members (payable at once or in six installments)
  • $350 Tuition for non-co-op members (payable at once or in six installments)

*some classes may have additional material costs involved. These will be noted in the class descriptions.

Drop/Add/Change Policy

Friday U Students may drop, add, or request a class change through September 5, 2018. After that date, these adjustments must be approved by the co-op principal and a $25 fee will be applied.

THE FALL 2018 FRIDAY U COURSES

Oak Grove is very excited about our Friday U line-up for Fall 2018!  Registration will open to everyone on Wednesday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m. in the Castle.  Registration and materials fee of $25 per student is due at the time of sign-up.  After the 18th, you will be able to register in the Oak Grove office.  If you have questions, contact me at carla.hagerman@oakgrovecoop.com or 865-444-4575.

 

BLOCK 1 (12:05-1:15)

Art Exploration (TK-2) – Skyli Mullins

This class is designed to give a deeper understanding of what it means to “be an artist.” We will explore brief histories of famous artists, learn about different art concepts, styles, and techniques. We’ll discover new ways to use our materials and get an opportunity to try out the many ways we can create and get inspired.

Awesome Kids Chorus (TK-2)- Stacy Roddy

This class will teach the basic principles of music and offer and environment similar to a mini-VBS each week. We will incorporate songs with sign language, Bible lessons, Bible skits, and students will learn biblical truths. We will also play with maracas, tambourines, drums, and triangles. This will be class full of fun, learning, and musical instruction that honors God!

Beginning Recorder with Music Theory (TK-3) – Glenda Cloutier

We will explore music through learning to play the Recorder and music games produced by www.MusicMindGames.com.  We’ll learn elements of music theory that boost understanding and performance skills.  Fundamentals include: note names, recorder fingering, the musical alphabet and intervals, basic rhythms using math games, treble staff, music symbols, & more.

Inspector Gizmo and the Invasion of the LEGO Gadgets (TK-5)  – Bricks 4 Kidz (LEGO®)

Inspector Gizmo is a world-class bumbling detective who seems to fall into the craziest of mysteries. . . all of which require him to build an amazing LEGO gadget to solve them!  Can you help unravel the clues?  We’ll learn about probability, friction, symmetry, and much more along the way building LEGO gadgets with gears, axles, motors, and lots of other special moving parts!  LEGO Engineering, STEM, & problem-solving are what this fun program is all about.

French Fun for Mixed Ages (Grades TK-8)- Sebastien Crepieux

French lessons for children focused on the basics, like numbers, colors, fruits, vegetables, animals, days of the week, month, basic sentences, and basic vocabulary. Students will also learn a few French songs and do some reading. As the group progresses, they may be introduced to conjugations. Older students will have more responsibilities in the classroom. This will enhance their learning as they help younger students.

Hands-On Science Survey (Grades 2-4, 1st grade w/permission) – Cristina Carbajo

This class will cover fun science topics with a hands-on experiment every week.  Students will work on experiments independently or in small groups so that everyone takes part in the fun!  We will discover how the world works covering topics in biology, chemistry, geology, and environmental science.  Some example experiments are: graham cracker plate tectonics, earthquake simulation, volcanic eruptions, etc.

Nature Journaling (Grades 3-6) – April Wireman

Explore nature while learning to draw and paint through observation.

Chimin’ in the Grove (Chime Choir) (Grades 3-8) – Deb Wolfe

Chimes are rectangular tubes with attached hammer/mallets that will make musical notes when struck.  Each student will play 1 or 2 chimes.  They will learn to find their note(s) on the music staff and to be able to play them at the correct time.  The students work together as a team (or choir) to make beautiful music.  Class time will include playing games to reinforce learning basic music theory and playing chimes.

Soccer Academy (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.  Every student will be cast in a short play production either as a cast member or backstage help.  The play will be performed for family and friends near the end of the semester.

Monsters Made with Love (Grades 4-8) – 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.  They will also learn how to price, manufacture, and market a product.  Students will learn to embrace their imperfections and learn the importance of loving themselves.

Computer Coding (4-8)

This will be a custom designed class intended to address the interests and skill levels of students who sign up. Students will study computer function and history, computer coding, mini-robotics, and/or other areas of scientific interest. Any level of student may join and this will be a fun course, but students must be self-motivated with a serious commitment and interest in computer science.

BLOCK 2 (1:20-2:25)

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

This class will include hands-on activities and crafts. Each session will include a chapter from the Jesus Storybook Bible. Students will do an activity, craft, science experiment, or object lesson that corresponds to it. This will be a great way to learn about God’s word and how it relates to our lives in the world he made!

Nature Journaling (Grades TK-2) – April Wireman

Students will explore nature while learning to draw and paint through observation.

Monsters Made with Love (Grades TK-3) – 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.

Sports Multi-Skills (TK-3) – Coach Chris Carroll

Join Coach Chris Carroll for exercise and games that build coordination and strength. Using a variety of equipment and techniques, students will grow in confidence and ability that will improve their performance in all sports while enhancing their overall health. 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.

Continuing Recorder Class with Music Theory (Grades TK-3) – Glenda Cloutier

This class will continue skill development on the recorder using the Peripole music book and Recorder purchased for the previous semester. Students will continue learning music theory using www.MusicMindGames.com and activities at Compose create.com.  Students will continue learning notes on the staff and recorder fingering, intervals, increasingly complex rhythms and rhythmic notation, key signatures, time signatures, and more.  Group performances in class build confidence, team spirit, and a sense of accomplishment.

Exploring Spanish for Mixed Ages (Grades TK-8) – Maria Belen Miller

This class will include linguistic themes, sensory experiences, games, music, drama, stories, and more.  The activities are designed to develop linguistic comprehension and production skills.  Some of the areas covered are: greetings, colors, numbers, clothing, food, and feelings.

 

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.

Dance (Grades 3-8)- Allyson Gibbons

Students will learn different dance styles including ballet/contemporary, hip hop/jazz, and freestyle such as ribbon dancing. Students will learn routines in each style. The class will emphasize dance as a form of physical exercise, self-expression, and worship.

Art Exploration (3-8) – Skyli Mullins

This class is designed to give a deeper understanding of what it means to “be an artist.” We will explore brief histories of famous artists, learn about different art concepts, styles, and techniques. We’ll discover new ways to use our materials and get an opportunity to try out the many ways we can create and get inspired.

Earth Science Rocks! (5-8) – Cristina Carbajo

This class will cover a different topic in earth and environmental science each week.  The class period will consist of 30 minutes of lecture and 40 minutes of hands-on experiments.  Topics will include rocks and the rock cycle, weathering, the water cycle, caves, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes, and more!

LEGO Robotics with the MindStorms EV3 (4-8) – Bricks 4 Kidz (LEGO®)

Bricks 4 Kidz MindStorms EV3 Robotics makes robotics fun and accessible.  We’ll learn about 3 key components of physical robotics: Movement, Sensors, and Programming with the LEGO MindStorms EV3 — LEGO’s most advanced building sets! We’ll learn how to use the servo motors and various sensors (touch, ultrasonic, gyroscopic, and color) to create robots that can interact with the world around them and tackle various challenges. Each week features a different model and programming challenge accessible to novice builders, as well as advanced challenges for kids with more experience and those who catch on quickly. Whether your child has built with the EV3 before or not, this class will help them take their skill set to the next level, in a cooperative environment where we learn, build, and play with robotics the Bricks 4 Kidz way!