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Session 2 2017 Class Table

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Session 1 runs from Friday Nov. 3 - Friday, Dec. 15 (no co-op Thanksgiving week)

 Winter Concert will be held Saturday, Dec. 16

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Preschool and Ages 5-6

Preschool!

Where making messes and learning through play is encouraged. Children will have opportunities to engage in an unstructured way with their peers to encourage social skill development . Structured activities will provide opportunities to develop fine and gross motor skills, explore various art media and sensory materials, practice listening skills in a larger group, and make music together.Teacher: Danielle Cann 

Training Choir

This choir is exactly what the title describes, so we use games and physical movement to get used to singing together as a group. There is no reading required. The kids will learn to raise their hands and take turns when speaking in class, and other group organizational skills. Some of the songs we will learn will be a part of a small holiday musical that will be performed at the holiday concert on December 16th in combination with the other choirs. Some songs we learn are just for fun! NOTE: Students should not change choir age groups until after the concert.Teachers: Sabine

Book of Me

Who are you? Who are we? Let's find out! We'll discover "what makes us us" through art, science, poetry, and more, and create mini-books introducing ourselves to the world. We'll play silly games too. Bring your curiosity and your creative spirit, and get ready to get to know yourself and your friends.Teacher: Emily 

Art II for 5s and 6s

We'll look at six new artists & tackle six new projects. This hands-on art class is designed to have your children get messy with paints, paper, glue, oil pastels & glitter....yup, glitter! My goal for this class is for your children to come away knowing that art is great fun!Teacher: Janie 

Fall

We will explore how the natural world and its plants and creatures adapt/prepare for winter. We will discuss migration, hibernation, adaptation, etc.Teacher: Ellen 

Magic School Bus

We will do fun Science experiments and activities based on a different book each week.Teacher: Nicole O. 

Popsicle Stick Crafts

Let your creativity flow while making gifts to give this holiday season! We will use popsicle sticks to create gifts for loved ones. Messes may occur!Teacher: Abbi 

Read Alouds

In this class the teacher will read a book each week, discuss it as a class, act out some scenes, and make a craft related to it.Teacher: Paul 

Gym Games

 Have fun and burn off some energy with Coach Ben! We'll cover general fitness principles and each group will include age-appropriate drills/games to build a foundation for speed and agility skills. Children should wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes for gym.

Teacher: Coach Ben 

Ages 7-9

Junior Choir

We will learn songs that fit into a small holiday musical in the first two sessions and perform them at the holiday concert on December 16th. There is no reading required to be in this choir.NOTE: Students should not change choir age groups until after the concert.Teachers: Sabine and Rachel 

Elements of Art: Lines

We'll examine different types of lines and how they are used in famous pieces of art. We'll create our own artwork involving lines using a variety of materials including tissue paper, glue, paints, stamps, filter paper, and watercolors. This is going to be a very hands on class and quite messy at times, so please plan accordingly!Teacher: Anne 

Game Creation

You get to use your creativity to make a variety games in a style all your own. You can then take home to play with friends and family.Teacher: Stephanie 

Strategy Games II

We'll continue to explore various strategic board and card games, discussing and debating strategy as we play!Teacher: Lilli 

Story of the World

This session in story of the world we travel to Australia where we will make boomerangs, Spain to make wind chimes, and we will practice Viking boat building. We'll use origami, make board games, and try special snacks trying to bring the past alive. It's ok to join if you weren't there last session.Teacher: Amenda 

The Scoop on Poop (A History!)

Everybody does it! How have humans solved the age old problem of disposing of our own waste? We’ll dig into the messy social history of sanitation and hygiene, excrement in the streets, chamber pots, outhouses, toilet paper, and bathrooms around the world. Parents be forewarned: please consider your comfort level with potty humor as it’s sure to be welcomed in this class!Teacher: Lilli 

Seasonal Crafts

Crafts and projects made to fit with the season and seasonal decor. Projects will use a variety of mediums (some will be messy!).Teacher: Heather 

Engineer Academy

Grab your toolbox, put on your thinking cap, and enroll at Engineer Academy! In this class, we'll be talking about different kinds of engineering. There will be plenty of demonstrations, experiments, and building and design. Bring your creativity and get ready for some hands-on fun!  Teacher: Taylor 

Gym Games

 Have fun and burn off some energy with Coach Ben! We'll cover general fitness principles and each group will include age-appropriate drills/games to build a foundation for speed and agility skills. Children should wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes for gym.

Teacher: Coach Ben 

Ages 9-11

Senior Choir

This choir will learn some songs to fit into a holiday musical for the holiday concert on December 16. Senior Choir kids will learn about the basics of singing, warming up for choir practice, and basic music reading, including solfege and rhythms.NOTE: Students should not change choir age groups until after the concert.Teachers: Sabine and Rachel 

Sewing

Holiday ornaments, decorations and gifts. Some hand sewing and some machine sewing. Students will also learn basics of sewing machine sewing if they haven't previously taken a class.Teacher: Melanie 

Advanced Sewing (Invitation Only!)

By teacher invitation only. We will start from scratch and sew an article of clothing. Measure themselves read pattern instructions to figure out size, print, tape and cut pattern, cut fabric, sew it. Students will be able to pick from 2-3 patterns I have. We may have time to do 2 pieces however it depends on how we progress. Additional cost of knit fabric may be required. Contact Melanie if your child has not received an invitation but has the skills to participate. Teacher: Melanie 

Art Journaling

In this class, we'll learn about creative lettering, doodling, colors and textures. We'll also explore some creative writing, quotes, and poetry (from published authors and our own). Weaving together art and the written word each artist-writer will create the first entries of his/her art journal! Teacher: Angela 

Book Club

We will be reading Matilda by Roald Dahl. We will be reading in class as well as at home. It will be necessary to purchase the book or pick it up at your local library! I will supply all the study/discussion guides and any other materials needed. My goal is to incorporate art, skits, and other fun activities within our discussion framework. Please read a summary of the novel to be certain the content and reading level is appropriate for your child before signing up for this class Teacher: Billi Jo 

Running

Running is a great way to stay healthy while enjoying the fresh air! Please be prepared with outdoor attire EVERY week including rain gear to run in. Teacher: Laura 

Make It and Race It

Calling all makers, designers, creative thinkers, and motivated-self-directed-life-long-learners (whew!). Each week we will explore a transport means that utilizes either wind, gravity, mechanical propulsion, water, or Jedi powers. During each class, the “play learning” will be broken into three phases: Think(Plan), Make It and Race It. Working in teams (or not), the goal is to make a transport that can be raced on the provided track. Materials, scraps, leftovers, and junk of all kinds will be provided in, “The Big Bin of Awesomeness.” Donations welcome (broken toys, things that roll, bounce, hop, spin out... you know, “one person’s junk another person’s headache... treasure.” Who knows, maybe some STEAM-like concepts and ideas will be discussed and our brains will explode. Most of all, let’s have some fun! Teacher: Greg 

Science

 Come with your curiosity and an attitude of discovery as we study science together through hands-on activities and experiments. Teacher: Andrea 

Our Place in Time

We will construct a timeline of our world, our community, and ourselves using local resources. (Maybe more graveyard time!)Each student's interests will help determine which part of history we choose to explore; cultural, natural, political, athletic? We will decide together. Teacher: Alison 

Gym Games

 Have fun and burn off some energy with Coach Ben! We'll cover general fitness principles and each group will include age-appropriate drills/games to build a foundation for speed and agility skills. Children should wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes for gym.

Teacher: Coach Ben 

ESHCo Optimist Club

 Service champions will now have the opportunity to turn their good deed skills into group care packages for local assistance. This class will promote and encourage community volunteer work and selfless based ideas through homefront projects. We will collectively send cards and letters and make simple to not-so-complex gifts to collect for local facilities. Ongoing drives may be started throughout the session for local drop offs and shipments to projects, such as One Warm Coat and Operation Gratitude. Our send off to the season will include an optional hands-on opportunity to promote Salvation Army's Classic Red Kettle Drive. Teacher: April   

Ages 12 and up

Sewing

Holiday ornaments, decorations and gifts. Some hand sewing and some machine sewing. Students will also learn basics on sewing machine sewing if they haven't previously taken a class. Teacher: Kris 

Show Choir

 Show Choir will perform some holiday favorites at the concert on December 16. The students will learn more specific vocal technique, good warm-ups, and basic sight-reading equivalent to NYSSMA level 2.NOTE: Students should not change choir age groups until after the concert.Teachers: Sabine and Rachel 

Advanced Sewing (Invitation Only!)

 By teacher invitation only.We will start from scratch and sew an article of clothing. Measure themselves read pattern instructions to figure out size, print, tape and cut pattern, cut fabric, sew it. Students will be able to pick from 2-3 patterns I have. We may have time to do 2 pieces however it depends on how we progress. Additional cost of knit fabric may be required.  If your child has not received an invitation and you think they have the skills to participated, contact Melanie. Teacher: Melanie 

Composer Study

 We will be learning about some of the greatest classical composers and do musical sketching, which is drawing what you hear or feel while listening to the pieces of music. There will also be activity sheets and various books available to choose from for coloring. Teacher: Anitra
 

Running

Running is a great way to stay healthy while enjoying the fresh air! Please be prepared with outdoor attire EVERY week including rain gear to run in. Teacher: Laura 

Intro to Blogging

This class will look at how to start,what platform to choose, what to write about, to monetize or not, how to use it as a marketing vehicle, and other aspects about blogging. Students will need to bring a device to class that can connect to the internet without wifi. Teacher: Ramona
 

ESHCo Optimist Club

Service champions will now have the opportunity to turn their good deed skills into group care packages for local assistance. This class will promote and encourage community volunteer work and selfless based ideas through homefront projects. We will collectively send cards and letters and make simple to not-so-complex gifts to collect for local facilities. Ongoing drives may be started throughout the session for local drop offs and shipments to projects, such as One Warm Coat and Operation Gratitude. Our send off to the season will include an optional hands-on opportunity to promote Salvation Army's Classic Red Kettle Drive. Teacher: April
 

Art

We will be making moveable puppet dolls out of clay, wore and a wooden rod and then decorating it with paint and possible cloth and other materials. If time allows we will also work on a one point and/or two point perspective piece using their name and colored pencils and shading techniques. Teacher: Caroline
 

Rocket Science

Are you ready to be a rocket scientist? In this class we will see how rockets work, apply Newton's laws of motion to rockets, measure altitude, learn about rockets stability, and have fun building and launching rockets. Teacher: Katie 

Gym Games

Have fun and burn off some energy with Coach Ben! We'll cover general fitness principles and each group will include age-appropriate drills/games to build a foundation for speed and agility skills. Children should wear or bring comfortable clothes and shoes for gym. Teacher: Coach Ben

Backgammon

Learn to play or improve your current backgammon game. Hands-on board play and teacher instruction covering the basic tools of the game—the odds, analyzing moves with math, and the key concepts of play. Teacher: Jeffrey 

Art Journaling

 In this class, we'll learn about creative lettering, doodling, colors and textures. We'll also explore some creative writing, quotes, and poetry (from published authors and our own). Weaving together art and the written word each artist-writer will create the first entries of his/her art journal! Teacher: Angela