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Before Five In A Row Class (3yrs-K)

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Choate

Email:  jenjen712@msn.com

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies: There are no required supplies for this class. Periodically, parents will be asked  to bring in items from home to help with the class activity.   For example: student photo, milk/egg carton, bottles, etc.

Pre-Requisites:  Because this is a literature-based class all children must be ready to sit during story time.

Description: This class is designed to get your child ready to enjoy the exciting world of reading through story time and fun projects and games built around great classics. We will spend more than one week per book in order to get the most out of each new story while using a wide range of activities designed to accompany that story.  The hope is that your child will fall in love with reading books and carry that love forward into their educational journey.  Topics/ideas covered: Talking and Listening, Hand Games, Music and Dancing, Drama, Large Motor Skills, Small Motor Skills, Art, and Math.  The book list will come primarily from the Before-Five-in-a-Row curriculum but we may be supplementing with other meaningful age appropriate stories to bring variety to each year for returning students.

 

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

NEW!!! Boys Literature Class: Adventure Awaits (4th-6th)

Instructor: Ashley Mangini

Email: manginimayhem@gmail.com

Phone: 321-302-4256

Venmo: @Ashley-Mangini-1

Tuition: $20/month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Books: Each book will need to be either purchased or borrowed from the library by the parent: 

  • Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit

  • The Borrowers by Mary Norton

  • A Land Remembered by Patrick Smith

  • Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description: Come aboard with me as we travel through tales of triumph, courage, loss, perseverance, and mischief. We will explore literary elements, comprehension, and key terms while instilling a love of reading. The class will be project based to help students relate to the world of literature.

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

NEW!!! Dynamite Writing Class (4th - 6th)

Instructor: Julie Pringle

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Phone: 321-266-7417

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Supplies: 

  • Access to a computer for any on-line components of this class. (There will be occasional videos for your student to watch at home.  Also, I send a weekly email summarizing our day/homework for the week.)

  • 1 - one-inch binder with pockets and wide ruled paper

  • 8 Dividers with colored tabs for binder

  • 1- Hard cover Composition Book for daily journal (wide or college lined)  

  • 4 clear plastic sheet protectors to leave inside of binder

  • pencils

Pre-Requisites:  Completed Razzle Dazzle Writing

Homework Policy: 

  • Daily homework will be assigned (journal writing).

  • Students are responsible for all additional homework, videos, and assigned activities each week according to the email sent home.

  • It is expected that the student maintains a neat and organized sequential 3-ring binder and journal.

***This is a non-graded writing class and intended to be supplemental to your own language and grammar course at home.  

Description:    We will use a program designed by the same author, Melissa Forney, to continue our writing journey.  This class is designed for students who have already completed ‘Razzle Dazzle Writing” and are motivated to become confident and skilled independent writers.  We will review topics from Razzle Dazzle and use them during our “Writer’s Workshops” during class.  We will have lots of special, relevant writing projects that are sure to keep your student writing with a REAL purpose to do so!

The highlight will be second semester when each student will publish his/her own personal  book!

ELA Class: Do You Have What It Takes? SURVIVAL. FRIENDSHIP. BRAVERY. COURAGE. (7th-8th)

Instructor: Mary Pringle

Email: mpringle9693@bellsouth.net

Tuition: $30 per month ($150 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Text: Students must also have regular access to a computer with Internet access. Also, a small 1½“ to 2” binder with loose leaf lined paper, pens, pencils, highlighters are to be brought to class each week unless otherwise noted. Books needed are TBD. A list will be supplied by instructor.

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description:  Do You Have What It Takes? Survival. Friendship. Bravery. Courage.

Students will study a variety of literature for both academic skill development and independent reading. We will read for comprehension, analysis, and pleasure, with the goal of developing a lifelong love of literature. We will also study text for craft and structure, figurative language, as well as investigating the relationships between history, art, music, and literature. Students will work both independently and small groups to create multimedia projects, online blog, live in-class presentations and readings, creative projects, and finally each student will develop a digital portfolio of their work which will be used for final assessment purposes.

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

Five In A Row Class (1st-3rd)

Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Choate

Email:  jenjen712@msn.com

Tuition: $20/month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $20 per semester

Required Text/Supplies: There are no required supplies for this class, however you may find it enjoyable to obtain each book (either from the library or by purchasing) and re-read it to your child each day.

Periodically, parents will be asked to bring in items from home to help with the class activity.   For example: student photo, milk/egg carton, bottles, etc.

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description: The idea behind the Five in a Row homeschool curriculum is to engage children in learning a variety of topics in a natural way through great books.  Subjects covered include social studies, art, language arts, science, and math.  The curriculum gets its name because, if taught at home, each of the five topics may be investigated one at a time for five days in a row.  This curriculum lends itself beautifully to a co-op setting.  The stories are truly some of the best children’s literature ever written and each week the students will enjoy having a new classic read to them.  The small group environment provides a great opportunity for them to interact with the story in a fun way through crafts, games, songs, and other hands-on activities.   It’s truly amazing how much information children retain when it’s presented in a contextual setting through literature.  For example, the Yangtze isn’t just a random far off place to memorize when they get older; instead, it’s that familiar river in China where Ping the duck lives!  In addition to learning more about their world, my hope is that children will enjoy the engaging way the books are read along with the fun activities, and it the class will help them develop a strong foundation that will ultimately encourage a lifelong love of reading.

* We will spend a few weeks with each book, rather than doing a new book each week, so that we can really get into the topics and form a relationship and associations with the book

 

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

NEW!!! Grammar (7th-9th)

Instructor: Ashley Mangini

Email: manginimayhem@gmail.com

Phone: 321-302-4256

Venmo: @Ashley-Mangini-1

Tuition: $20/month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Supplies: 2 inch ring binder, pencils, and lined paper

Required Text Books: Well Ordered Language:

  • Semester 1 Level 3A ISBN 9781600513183

  • Semester 2 Level 3B ISBN 9781600513411

Pre-Requisites:  none

Description: The course will engage in a student’s natural curiosity of the English Language. Each student will learn to formulate and diagram sentences by mastering parts of speech and sentence structure. 

 

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

Institute for Excellence in Writing Class, Course A (4th-6th)

Instructors: Claudia Peer & Rebecca Moon (Team Instructors)

Email: cgpeer@gmail.com

Tuition: $15/month ($75/semester)

Material Fee: $35-1st semester/$15-2nd semester

Pre-Requisite:  Students should be able to write independantly or at least with minimal help.  Assignments will have due dates and will be noted if completed, as it is important because the lessons build on each other. (Grades may be issued during the year)

Required Materials: Please provide pens, highlighters & paper for your child.  All other curriculum will be purchased with materials fees.

Description: Both courses are DVD driven that feature Mr. Andrew Pudewa. As instructors, we will facilitate an enviroment that is paced for the particular group. Our hope is that you will see reluctant, or all over the place style writings, become students that write with organized confidence.  

From the IEW web site, “…students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics.”

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

Institute for Excellence in Writing Class, Course B (7th-9th)

Instructors: Rebecca Moon and Claudia Peer (Team Instructors)

Email: overthemoon.fl@gmail.com

Tuition: $15/month ($75/semester)

Material Fee:  $35-1st semester/$15-2nd semester

Pre-Requisite:  (5th graders will be considered)  Class A is NOT a requirement but students at this level will be expected to work efficiently and independently. Assignments will have due dates and will be noted if completed, as it is important since the lessons build on each other. Grades will be given at this level.

Required Materials: Please provide pens, highlighters & paper for your child.  All other curriculum will be purchased with materials fees.

Description: Both courses are DVD driven that feature Mr. Andrew Pudewa. As instructors we will facilitate an enviroment that is paced for the particular group. Our hope is that you will see reluctant or all over the place style writings become students that write with organized confidence. 

 

From the IEW web site, “…students will learn how to effectively use a wide range of structural models and stylistic techniques in their compositions, as they write on a variety of enjoyable fiction and non-fiction topics.”

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

NEW!!! Primary Pizzazz Writing Class (5 years) Kindergarten

Instructor: Julie Pringle

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Phone: 321-266-7417

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Supplies: 

  • Access to a computer for any on-line components of this class. (There will be occasional videos for your student to watch at home.  Also, I send a weekly email summarizing our day/homework for the week.)

  • 1 - one-inch binder with pockets

  • 1- Hard cover Primary Journal Creative Writing Tablet for daily journal (may need to purchase another after Christmas break)

  • 4 clear plastic sheet protectors to leave inside of binder

  • pencils

Pre-Requisites:  None

Homework Policy: 

  • Daily homework will be assigned (journal writing) three times per week.

  • Students are responsible for all additional homework, videos, and assigned activities each week according to the email sent home.

  • It is expected that the student maintains a neat and organized sequential 3-ring binder and journal.

***This is a non-graded writing class and intended to be supplemental to your own language and grammar course at home.  

Description:    We will use a program designed especially for beginning writers, “Primary Pizzazz Writing”, by author Melissa Forney. It is designed with activities that teach by tapping into auditory/oral, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles.  We will use all TEN STEPS to Excellent Writing with Primary Kids which include: Talking, Brainstorming, Talking Again, Kinesthetic Activity, Drawing, Writing, Reading, Revising, Editing, and Sharing!  We will also publish an actual book during the second semester!

Razzle Dazzle Writing Class (1st-3rd)

Instructor: Julie Pringle

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Phone: 321-266-7417

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Supplies: 

  • Access to a computer for any on-line components of this class. (There will be occasional videos for your student to watch at home.  Also, I send a weekly email summarizing our day/homework for the week.)

  • 1 - one-inch binder with pockets and wide ruled paper

  • 1- Hard cover Primary Composition Book for daily journal (may need to purchase another after Christmas break or more advanced type)

  • 4 clear plastic sheet protectors to leave inside of binder

  • pencils

Pre-Requisites:  None

Homework Policy: 

  • Daily homework will be assigned (journal writing).

  • Students are responsible for all additional homework, videos, and assigned activities each week according to the email sent home.

  • It is expected that the student maintains a neat and organized sequential 3-ring binder and journal.

***This is a non-graded writing class and intended to be supplemental to your own language and grammar course at home.  

Description:    We will use a program designed especially for the reluctant writer, “Razzle Dazzle Writing”, by author Melissa Forney. It is designed to teach all students how to write…especially the hesitant or those who can’t write well.  The program targets 50 skills to help achieve writing excellence.  Skits will even be incorporated into our class that introduce writing concepts such as:  strong verbs, metaphors, details, revising a draft, etc.

Students will learn how to write a five-paragraph essay and use a “story glove” approach for creative writing. We will delve into expository and personal narratives too.  We will also publish an actual book during the second semester!

Razzle Dazzle Writing Class (4th - 6th)

Instructor: Julie Pringle

Email: thepringlefamily@bellsouth.net

Phone: 321-266-7417

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Supplies: 

  • Access to a computer for any on-line components of this class. (There will be occasional videos for your student to watch at home.  Also, I send a weekly email summarizing our day/homework for the week.)

  • 1 - one-inch binder with pockets and wide ruled paper

  • 1- Hard cover Composition Book for daily journal (wide or college lined) (may need to purchase another after Christmas break)

  • 4 clear plastic sheet protectors to leave inside of binder

  • pencils

Pre-Requisites:  None

Homework Policy: 

  • Daily homework will be assigned (journal writing).

  • Students are responsible for all additional homework, videos, and assigned activities each week according to the email sent home.

  • It is expected that the student maintains a neat and organized sequential 3-ring binder and journal.

***This is a non-graded writing class and intended to be supplemental to your own language and grammar course at home.  

Description:   We will use a program designed especially for the reluctant writer, “Razzle Dazzle Writing”, by author Melissa Forney. It is designed to teach all students how to write…especially the hesitant or those who can’t write well.  The program targets 50 skills to help achieve writing excellence.  Skits will even be incorporated into our class that introduce writing concepts such as:  strong verbs, metaphors, details, revising a draft, etc.Students will learn how to write a five-paragraph essay and use a “story glove” approach for creative writing. We will delve into expository and personal narratives too.  We will also publish an actual book during the second semester!

NEW!!! Reading for Success Class (1st-3rd)

Instructor: Linda Copeland

Email: lcope12181@aol.com

Tuition: $20 per month ($100 per semester)

Material Fee: $TBD per semester

Required Text/Supplies:  None

Pre-Requisites:  none

Class Size: Class will be limited to 6 students maximum

Description:  Small group instruction for students who are struggling with reading and comprehension. The group will be limited to six students in grades 1-3. 

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

NEW!!! Speech and Debate Class: You Said It! (7th - 12th)

Instructor: Mary Pringle

Email: mpringle9693@bellsouth.net

Tuition: $30 per month ($150 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required Text:  Grade-level curriculum packet TBD. Students must also have regular access to a computer with Internet access. Also, a small 1½“ to 2” binder with loose leaf lined paper, pens, pencils, highlighters are to be brought to class each week unless otherwise noted.

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description:  Students will enhance their academic experience by analyzing, creating, and presenting a variety of public speaking, speech, and dramatic performances. In addition, students will develop through research, their own argument to present in a team debate format. 

Effective speech is an essential form of human engagement in which speakers convey thoughts, ideas, and information purposefully. Success in the use of oral communication is vital to success in school, at home, and in the workplace. The study of speech ensures students' ability to transmit and receive oral communications efficiently and effectively. Through the study of speech, students develop clarity, fluency, and consistency in exchanging ideas, and they also develop self-confidence and leadership skills, which will help them in school and their personal and professional endeavors. In the speech classroom students also learn to evaluate and respect diverse points of view, an integral aspect of communication in a democratic society. - The Florida Department of Education

In the subject area of SPEECH, content should include:

  • formal and informal oral communication skills

  • forms of oral communication

  • techniques of public communication skills

  • rsearch, organization, and writing for public speaking

  • analysis of public speaking

In the subject area of DEBATE, content should include:

  • communication skills

  • logical and creative thinking and problem-solving skills

  • techniques of public speaking

  • research skills

  • parliamentary procedure

  • argumentation and debate skills

  • analysis of debates

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

NEW!!! Student Newspaper and Communications Class (Digital and Print Newspaper Versions) (7th-12th)

Instructor: Mary Pringle

Email: mpringle9693@bellsouth.net

Tuition: $30 per month ($150 per semester)

Material Fee: $15 per semester

Required: Students will need regular computer/internet access, as well as the ability to frequently bring laptops/tablets to class. Also, a small 1 1/2" to 2" binder with loose leaf lined paper, pens, pencils, highlighters are to be brought to class each week.

Pre-Requisites:  None

 

Description: FOMO? R U WOKE? SAVAGE? LIT? Calling all writers, artists, photographers, webmasters, and digital/social media gurus! Be involved in creating the GOAT student co-op newspaper and Vlog/blog new trends, community events, movie and music reviews. Get your artwork and creative writing published and keep everyone up-to-date on happenings at co-op. Hundo P Gucci, Bruh!

Students will: 

  • Demonstrate fundamental skills in the use of the writing process for varied journalistic media.

  • Demonstrate fundamental use of production skills (e.g., layout design, ad design, storyboarding) for varied mass communication documents or electronic media.

  • Demonstrate fundamental use of technology for research, production, and dissemination of journalistic media.

  • Analyze varied journalistic documents or electronic media.

  • Demonstrate awareness of ethical issues (e.g., manipulation, misrepresentation, fraud) when addressing social, cultural, and political issues through print and non-print photojournalism.

  • Demonstrate awareness of the hisory and evolution of journalism and the responsible and ethical use of information (e.g., First Amendment, copyright, intellectual freedom).

Fall and Spring 2019-2020

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