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Friday U

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. A student registering for Friday U will be able to choose 2 classes to take each semester. Electives offered include such classes as Art, Theatre, Chorus, Lego Building, Computer Coding, Soccer, Dance, and others.

 

Spring 2020 Classes

For more information about Friday U, please email admissions@oakgrovecoop.com or call Carla Hagerman at 865-444-4575.

 

Registration for Spring Friday U will be held on Thursday, October 24th at 8:30 a.m. in the Jan Sanders Fellowship Hall.  The registration fee for spring is $25.00 for one student, $40.00 for 2 or more students.  Materials fees are listed in the class descriptions below.  Registration and materials fees are due at registration and payable by check only. 

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.  

Materials Fee: $15 – covers treasure box items, music purchases (cd’s and downloads), costumes/props, and end-of-semester party

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.                                                                                                                        

 

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

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 – fluff, needles, thread, needle threaders, safety eyes, buttons, wire, and additional hardware for sewing

Exploring the Planets: Astronomy for Children (Grades K-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: $10 – covers consumable items for weekly projects and solar system model project

LEGO® Metalbeard’s Treasure Quest – STEAM Builders Edition (Grades K-3) - Bricks 4 Kidz

Metalbeard, the pirate, is on a quest for treasure – the Bricks 4 Kidz way! Each week will feature a lesson inspired by Pirate Lore and Adventure – from the development of rudders and sails, to buried treasures, to catapults and trebuchets!  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 be using age-appropriate models for different levels of building skill.  This is a hands-on class exploring STEAM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) primarily using LEGO Bricks, in which children will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a fun and engaging way.                                                                    

 

No materials fee

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

Visual Art 360* (Grades 3-5) – Katie Odom

Students will have fun creating by experiencing & learning about all visual art forms.  Students will use a variety of mediums, such as oil pastels, paint, markers, crayons, clay, and fibers.  Each art project will be inspired from an art movement, artist, or illustrator from a children’s book.                                

Materials Fee: $25 – art materials

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)

Theatre Arts Class (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)

BLOCK 2 (1:20-2:25)

Eric Carle with STEAM (Grades preK-2) – Kim Anderton

Students will explore the world of Eric Carle weaving math, art, science, and language arts through each story. Students will use Eric Carle books to learn science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts.                                                                                                                                        

Materials Fee: $10 – covers consumable items for weekly projects (clay, foam pieces, other art supplies)

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.)

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 – 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.    

                                                                                         

No Materials Fee

Visual Art 360* (Grades K-2) – Katie Odom

Students will have fun creating by experiencing & learning about all visual art forms.  Students will use a variety of mediums, such as oil pastels, paint, markers, crayons, clay, and fibers.  Each art project will be inspired from an art movement, artist, or illustrator from a children’s book.

 

Materials Fee: $25 – art materials

Theatre Arts Class (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)

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

Metalbeard, the pirate, is on a quest for treasure – the Bricks 4 Kidz way! Each week will feature a lesson inspired by Pirate Lore and Adventure – from the development of rudders and sails, to buried treasures, to catapults and trebuchets!  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 be using age-appropriate models for different levels of building skill.  This is a hands-on class exploring STEAM concepts (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) primarily using LEGO Bricks, in which children will develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills in a fun and engaging way.  **Jr. Robotics Edition** In addition to building an amazing LEGO model, each week we will write programs and code that controls the model and uses sensors to help the model interact with its environment.

 

No materials fee

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.                                                                                                                        

 

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