Koinonia Kids Ages 6-8

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2019-20

Koinonia Kids is a program of enrichment classes  for students ages 6-11.  Each class is 60 minutes long and runs for 32  weeks.  Because  Koinonia Kids classes are meant to be enrichment classes, there will be  little to no homework each week.   These classes are hands-on,  fun-filled opportunities that your children are sure to love.    Choose one class or six. All  Classes Here are 1 hour with Tuition of $208 per class


 Click HERE for a quick view to a Scheduled Class Dates for BOTH Monday & Thursday Classes. 


2019-20 Classes

 

ART (ELEMENTARY) – (Ages 6-8)

10:15am – 11:15am & 12:45pm – 1:45pm

Mrs. Vickie Garcia  vsgarcia403@gmail.com

In this class, your child will learn what is involved in art and the process of art. They will journey into where to find art in the world; and they will come to a better understanding of famous artists and when, where and how they did art. Your child will be exposed to a discipline- based art that will encourage skills and foster creativity.

A portfolio will be filled with artwork that reflects the elements of art or emulate an artist, a time period, or region of the world. Each child will have a project displayed in the Winter and Spring Koinonia Showcase. All materials for this class will be supplied.

Class Cost: $208


BASIC SPANISH – (Ages 6-8) 

9:15am - 10:15am

Maria Krawczyk  maria.k.spanishconnections@gmail.com 

Bienvenidos! 

Welcome to our Basic Spanish Class. Where the children are introduced to the basics vocabulary to help them grow with Spanish in their future school years. In this class the students will learn the sounds, pronunciation, colors, numbers, weather, greetings, and thematic vocabulary. Let your children explore the basic conversational skills in Spanish.

Class Cost: $208


BIBLE LEGO - (Ages 6-8)

12:45pm -1:45pm

Mrs. Denise Hammerstrom  thehammerstroms@gmail.com

Welcome to LEGO Bible! In this class, 6-8 year olds will be learning about Bible Heroes and how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things! The Heroes of the Bible Brick Challenge and Character Study is perfect for hands-on learners.

Each week we will:

*Read from the Bible, highlighting a new Hero.

*Practice a Key Verse from the lesson- Students will earn reward points for memorizing the Key Verses!

*Work in groups to re-enforce what we have learned with a LEGO Brick Challenge!

Materials: pencils, colored pencils or crayons, and a folder to hold worksheets

Class Cost: $208


CHINESE – (Ages 6-11)

11:15am – 12:15pm

Mrs. Bella Chuang  bellachuang.schuurman@gmail.com 

你好!Ni Hao!  Hello!  Are you thinking of taking a foreign language? Please consider taking Mandarin Chinese as one of the most spoken languages in the world. Mandarin is taught in many schools in the United States, which has increased in recent years faster than other second languages. Because the Chinese economy is one of the fastest growing in the world, the economic relationship between China and the USA has become very strong. Chinese language will open doors into whatever future you plan for yourself! 

Build your basic Chinese language knowledge now, so when you continue learning Chinese at college, it will be much easier. Now is the time! Get ready for an exciting year, where we will immerse ourselves in Chinese!  By next May, you will be able to describe your day, discuss your favorite foods, express your feelings, and talk about your family, all with confidence, in Chinese!  We will also work on writing Chinese characters.  Starting with stroke order, you will develop a solid foundation for writing, and over the course of the school year, will be able to write around one hundred characters.  

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that this class is only about the language.  Chinese culture is rich and vibrant, and you will find yourself immersed in its beauty.  You will experience the holidays and festivals (including Chinese New Year and the Moon Festival), the costumes, its history, art and poetry, as well as its diverse geography.

By the time our “journey” ends next May, you will feel as comfortable with China, its language and its traditions, as if you had really travelled there.   谢谢! 

Class Cost: $208


DRAW AND WRITE (Ages 6-8)

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Mrs. Jill Verbeek                                                6.jverbeek@gmail.com

This class with combine art, handwriting, and writing structure in a creative and fun way. Your child will participate in writing projects during class time and will be encouraged to keep a writer's journal at home. In class, we will write complete sentences, walk through the writing process, and find ways to "hook" our readers. The students will also use drawing and craft-like materials to make their writing projects complete.

Supplies Needed:3-ring binder

Class Cost: $208


ELEMENTARY DRAMA I – (Ages 6-8)

11:15am – 12:15pm

Mrs. Laura Johnson readwithme.lj@gmail.com 

Using classic and new stories, the children will learn projection, expression, characterization, and stage direction. We will use games and hands-on activities to reinforce these skills. Parents will be invited to attend a couple reader's theater productions throughout the year.

Supplies needed:   Parents will be asked to provide costumes for their child for the winter and spring productions.

Class Cost: $208


GYM - (Ages 6-8)

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Mrs. Tammy Rietema t.rietema@gmail.com

The students will spend time with their Koinonia friends learning the importance of stretching and exercising through fun games.  Health and nutrition will be discussed.  Four-square, jump rope, relay races, soccer, wiffle ball, capture the flag, dodge-ball, and other activities will be included with the emphasis on fun, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.  All athletic abilities are welcome in this class because we strive for each child's personal best.  We will have as many classes as we can outdoors weather permitting. Please make sure your child is dressed accordingly. 

Class Cost: $208


LITERATURE THROUGH GEOGRAPHY- (Ages 6-11)

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Mrs. Amy Czerski  amyczerski@yahoo.com

Utilizing the Caldecott award winning Holling classics your child will learn the geography, history and science of some of the most wondrous places in our country and around the globe. Students will love this fascinating literature and enjoy creating poster board sized maps of the area.  We will also be putting together a notebook of literature, history and science to go along with each of the maps. This class is a hand-on course designed to challenge and engage the students while learning more about the wonderful world God created.   

Class Cost: $208


MAGIC SCHOOL BUS EXPLORATION – (Ages 6-8)

9:15am - 10:15am

Mrs. Jill Verbeek                                              6.jverbeek@gmail.com

Magic School Bus Exploration: Would your child enjoy learning about topics such as: the food chain, volcanoes, germs, plants and seeds, butterflies, bats, and more? This class will use the exciting Magic School Bus books along with their eccentric teacher, Ms. Frizzle to dig deep into each of these fun topics. We'll explore, experiment, read, and discuss each topic, and maybe even get our hands dirty in the process. It should be exciting and loads of fun!

Supplies Needed: 3-ring binder

Class Cost: $208


MATH GAMES – (Ages 6-8)

11:15am – 12:15pm

Mrs. Denise Hammerstrom thehammerstroms@gmail.com 

Enter an hour where fun and learning go hand in hand! Basic math, story problems and so much more can be learned without even realizing that students are learning. We will use games, stories, creative thinking and manipulatives to play our way to greater math knowledge. By starting at a young age, math concepts will be remembered, and learning will be more successful!

No supplies needed

Class Cost: $208


MUSIC - (Ages 6-8) 

10:15am – 11:15am

Mrs. Robin Haaksma robinhaaksma@gmail.com

Music is truly a wonderful gift that God has given us. In this beginning music class, students will be learning rhythm and melody in music by playing instruments, singing songs that reinforce a musical concept, and listening to a variety of music. Through the music activities, students will learn genre, dynamics, and expression. Some of the music will highlight the instruments of the orchestra and other instruments, a specific, style, or a notable composer. Students will perform in the Showcases. No materials necessary.

Class Cost: $208


READING STRATEGIES (BEGINNING) – (Ages 6-11)

10:15am – 11:15am

Mrs. Laura Johnson readwithme.lj@gmail.com

The goal of this class is to make students better readers and help them with their decoding skills. Using the Orton-Gillingham techniques of working with manipulatives, phonetic awareness, sequencing, finger spelling, and arm spelling, students will become more proficient in their reading of one and two syllable words. Over the course of the year we will review basic one letter phonetic sounds, learn digraph sounds, silent e, and begin sentence dictation.  We will learn three syllable patterns, CVC, CV, VCe, and we will learn the floss rule, the kitty cat rule, the tch spelling rule, and the ck spelling rule. We will use various activities to encourage reading comprehension through visualization.  Red words (sight words) and stories will be sent home each week for practice of the skills learned in class. Reading Strategies is meant to be supplemental to your reading curriculum, helping the reluctant reader understand the fundamentals of reading. 


Supplies needed:   1 ½” binder ring, 1 ½” wide 3 ring binder notebook, 3 X 5 plain index cards, Educational Insights AlphaMagnets - Color-Coded Lowercase (42 pieces) in red for vowels and blue for consonants (available on Amazon). It must be this set. 

 

Class Cost: $208


READING STRATEGIES (INTERMEDIATE) – (Ages 6-11)

9:15am – 10:15am

Mrs. Laura Johnson readwithme.lj@gmail.com

The goal of this class is to make students better readers and help them with their decoding skills. This class will follow the techniques taught in the Beginning Reading Strategies class. Using Orton-Gillingham techniques, we will work with manipulatives, phonetic awareness, sequencing, finger spelling, and arm spelling to increase the student’s ability to decode the words on the page. We will begin the year reviewing the syllable patterns CVC, CV, VCe and spelling rules learned in Beginning Reading Strategies. We will continue on to r-controlled vowels, vowel teams and the syllable pattern VV, the rules for the suffix -ed and ing, and the rules for -tion and -sion. We will learn strategies for attacking unfamiliar multisyllabic words by recognizing syllable patterns, identifying correct vowel sounds, prefixes/suffixes and using syllable division rules. Red words (sight words) and stories will be sent home each work for practice of the skill learned in class. This class is meant to be supplemental to your reading curriculum, helping the reluctant reader understand the fundamentals of reading. 

Students who haven't completed Beginning Reading Strategies will need an evaluation by the tutor to determine reading level and ensure the best class fit for your child. Evaluations will be held Monday, 4/15. Please contact Mrs. Johnson readwithme.lj@gmail.com to schedule a time.

Supplies needed:   1 ½” binder ring, 1 ½” wide 3 ring notebook, 3 X 5 plain index cards.

Class Cost: $208


SCIENCE – (Ages 6-8)

11:15am – 12:15pm

Mrs. Tena Bartholomew rodtena.bar@gmail.com

From a Budding Botanist to Jaw Breakers to Hearth Thumpers, we have a great year ahead. Our themes of the year include Botany (plants) and the Human Body. We will start and end our year with plants as our weather cooperates. For our botany study, we will be detectives. Through hands on observation and detective work, students will learn the structure of flowers, photosynthesis and even sort seeds. In the middle of the year students will explore the human body. Some of our experiments and activities are exploring fingerprints, heart beats, how the feet and spine change during the day, our thumbs and more! Students will also learn about nutrition and how it affects our body, the need for breakfast and sugars/sweeteners in gum.

Class Cost: $208


WORLD HISTORY – (Ages 6-11)

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Mrs. Amy Czerski  amyczerski@yahoo.com

The goal of this class is to familiarize children with some of the countless historical events and people of significance throughout the history of the world.  Your child will be guided through history giving each name and place something of interest to help him remember the person or event.  There will be several hands-on activities and projects to help bring history to life and make learning fun.  Psalm 24:1 The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.  

Class Cost: $208