Koinonia Kids Ages 6-8

2018-19

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 $204 per class


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

Current Classes



  

ART (elementary) – (Ages 6-8)

9:15am -10:15am & 10:15am – 11:15am

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: $204



ART OF STORYTELLING – (Ages 6-8)

9:15am-10:15am

Mrs. Laura Johnson lmnj2000@yahoo.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 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: $204


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: $204


CHILDREN LITERATURE II- (Ages 6-11)

12:45pm – 1:45pm

Mrs. Amy Czerski   amyczerski@yahoo.com

(Children’s Literature I is not a prerequisite)  

Everyone loves a great story!  In this class students will be introduced to outstanding children’s literature each week.  There will be hands-on activities to reinforce learning and concepts will be presented in a way that encourages creative thinking.  A wide variety of literary techniques will be examined, along with vocabulary, grammar, history, geography, and science.  Students will also be keeping a notebook on the books read, mapping the region in which the story takes place and learning about the culture.

Class Cost: $204


CHINESE I – (Ages 6-11)

9:15am – 10 :15am

Mrs. Gezi Cox    bluelake061@yahoo.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: $204


CHINESE II – (Ages 6-11)

10:15am – 11:15am

Mrs. Gezi Cox    bluelake061@yahoo.com 

Perquisite Chinese I

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: $204


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: $204


GALLOPING THE GLOBE - (Ages 6-11)

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Mrs. Amy Czerski   amyczerski@yahoo.com

This class will be an introduction to world geography using a notebooking approach to learning. Students will build a notebook as they progress through the course. We will focus on the 7 continents and many of the countries.  Along with learning basic map skills, students will learn the climate and topography of the area, discover famous people from each country, holidays, and cultural traditions. We will also be making time to eat some foods and play some of the games played in the regions we learn about. 

Class Cost: $204 

   

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: $204


MAGIC SCHOOL BUS EXPLORATION – (Ages 6-8)

1:45pm - 2:45pm

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: $204


MATH GAMES – (Ages 6-8)

11:15am -12:15pm

Mrs. Rachel Benjamin rachelbenj@ymail.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 better and learning will be more successful!

No supplies needed

Class Cost: $204


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 to 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.  We will have an opportunity to perform at the December and May Showcases.  No materials necessary.

Class Cost: $204


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

10:15am –11:15am

Mrs. Laura Johnson  lmnj2000@yahoo.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 VV 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 for practice of the skill learned each week. This class 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 notebook, 3 X 5 plain index cards.

Class Cost: $204


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

11:15am - 12:15pm

Mrs. Laura Johnson lmnj2000@yahoo.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 VV and review previously learned vowel teams. We will continue on to r-controlled vowels, the Cle syllable pattern, schwa sound words, and then 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 for practice of the skill learned each week. This class 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 notebook, 3 X 5 plain index cards.

Class Cost: $204


SCIENCE – (Ages 6-8)

11:15am – 12:15pm

Mrs. Tena Bartholomew rodtena.bar@gmail.com

All about our earth is the theme of the year! This design of the class is for ages 6 to 8-year-old child. This year, your student will be part of an interactive class to discover the world around him/her. Your child will learn about the solid portion of the Earth, the waters on the Earth and the air surrounding the Earth. As the solid portion is explored, your child will learn what happens when you experiment with rocks and the properties of rocks, what happens to structures in earthquakes and what volcanoes are and how they erupt. As the waters are explored, your child will learn about the forms of water, how water is used and what rain is and more. As the air is explored, your child will learn about clouds, how air temperature affects a thermometer and more. Your child will have the opportunity to end the year with Water Olympics.

Class Cost: $204


SPANISH - (Ages 6-11)

9:15am - 10:15am & 11:15am – 12:15pm

Mrs. Maria Krawczyk    cedarvines@aol.com

¡Hola! KK Spanish is a fun introduction to the vocabulary in Spanish. The children will learn with phonetic exercises from the beginning to help them learn to read and understand their vocabulary. They will learn the basic vocabulary during the school year is colors, numbers, alphabet and weather. Our thematic units target specific vocabulary to be able to make simple conversation Our classes help the student build on the vocabulary and strengthen what they have learned in the previous years, and our Culture lessons and activities will immerse the children into the world of Spanish. The students will have the opportunity to participate in the Winter Show Case with a song and in the last part of the year we will break a piñata made by them.

Come and have fun learning Spanish!

Class Cost: $204