Koinonia Kids Ages 9-11

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  All Classes Here are 1 hour with Tuition of $204 per class


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2018-19 Classes


  

ART (elementary) – (Ages 9-11)

11:15am -12:15am, 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: $204


ART OF STORYTELLING – (Ages 9-11)

1:45pm-2:45pm

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


  

BEGINNING WOODWINDS - (Ages 10-18)

7:45am- 9:15am

Mrs. Laurie Mundwiler Slmund10@gmail.com 

One of God’s greatest gifts to mankind is the gift of music. Join us as we make a joyful noise to the Lord in this ensemble! Studies have consistently shown that those who learn to read music and gain the skills needed to play an instrument do better in all areas of life – academic, social, emotional, language, etc. These blessings extend beyond one’s self to the world around us as families, churches and communities watch and listen to them play!

This class is directed at students who would like to learn how to play either the clarinet or flute and have little or no musical experience. Students will be taught the basic, rudimentary aspects specific to their instrument, as well as receiving instruction related to general musical knowledge (i.e. reading notes and rhythm). An instrument fitting will be done in July, with information on rental from Meyer music provided. Private lessons are required, giving additional support and instruction, making the whole experience more enjoyable. The combination of class time, private instruction and daily practice will ensure that the world of music will come alive and be a blessing to the students and their families. This ensemble will perform at both Showcase events, with the possibility of performing in other venues (churches, nursing homes, etc.) if the opportunity arises during the school year. 

Required resource: Essential Elements Vol. 1 (specific to instrument)

*this is included if renting from Meyer Music

Class Cost: $352


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


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


CHOIR - (Ages 8-12)

2:45pm – 3:45pm

Mrs. Paula Narva   dpnarva@charter.net 

If you are between the ages of 8 and 12 and like to sing, then this is the place for you! KK Choir is a musical performance class. We will learn different vocal techniques to improve your singing voice and performance techniques to make you more comfortable on stage. We will learn worship, Christmas, Easter, and patriotic songs and various other types of music. Students will also have opportunities to perform throughout the year.

Class Cost: $204


COMPUTERS – (Ages 9-11)

10:15am – 11:15am, 12:45-1:45pm

Mrs. Rachel Benjamin  rachelbenj@ymail.com

Computers is a hands-on beginner class that is designed to build confidence using computers and common computer programs such as MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The class also emphasizes typing or keyboarding skills by working on typing exercises every week in class and at home.  Students will grow in their understanding of internet safety and copyright laws (introduction).  They will increase their recognition of tool and task bars, experience creating folders and managing files, and be taught how to handle common computer issues. Our class will be using Windows 10.

Materials needed: Paper and pencil       

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 9-11)

2:45pm – 3:45pm

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


  

JOURNEY THROUGHT THE BIBLE - (Ages 9-11)

1:45pm – 2:45pm

Mrs. Denise Hammerstrom   thehammerstroms@gmail.com

Welcome to a Journey through the Old Testament of the Bible! This is a road trip you won’t want to miss!

In this class, we will be taking a life-changing journey through the books of the Bible, exploring the wonders of God’s Word―and the adventure to be found in a deeper relationship with Him.

Each week we will add a page in a Scrapbook that will help us remember our travels.

Materials: pencils, scissors, a glue stick, and colored pencils or crayons

Class Cost: $204


MATH GAMES – (Ages 9-11)

2:45 pm – 3:45pm

Mrs. Tena Bartholomew   rodtena.bar@gmail.com 

Math is fascinating and so much fun! It is a lot more than paper and pencil work. In this class, we play games while learning math concepts and improving math skills! These games cover the areas of logical reasoning, geometry, fractions, math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), measurement and more! This year our focus will be on problem solving through word problems. Students will learn clue words and methods for solving word problems all through playing games and activities. Many different manipulatives (from dice to math tiles) are used. Students will have the opportunity to make a game to take home and enjoy This class is full of laughter and a bit of competition.

No supplies needed.

Class Cost: $204


MUSIC - (Ages 9-11)

11:15am – 12:15pm

Mrs. Robin Haaksma  robinhaaksma@gmail.com

God has given us a wonderful gift of music!  In this beginning/intermediate 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.  Music will be different from the 6-8 age class We will be learning notes in the treble clef as well as musical terms.  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


READING STRATEGIES (ADVANCE) – (Ages 9-11)

12:45pm - 1:45pm

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 Intermediate Reading Strategies class. In this class we will be learning prefixes, suffixes, and root words along with their meanings. Learning morphology (the recognition, understanding, and use of meaningful word parts) will help improve your child’s reading, spelling, and vocabulary skills by developing their morphological awareness. The material for this class will come from the book  PS: Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots  by Gold, Russo, Wallace, and Shapiro. The book is not necessary for the class.

Supplies needed: 3X5 spiral bound ruled index cards (need two)

Class Cost: $204


  

ROBOTICS/ STEM- (Ages 9-11)

10:15am – 11:15am & 11:15am – 12:15pm

Mrs. Denise Hammerstrom  thehammerstroms@gmail.com 

In this class, students will be learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) through project-based learning using the Edison® robot and hands on STEM activities. With this active and engaged style of learning, children will gain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying. Koinonia will provide each student a robot of their own to use in class during the school year. 

In the Robotics section, the lessons begin with learning basic programming icons, such as forward, backward, and right and left turns. After we master the basics, we will learn how to write more complex programs and applying this knowledge by participating in both individual and team challenges, such as line tracking and sumo wrestling. 

In the STEM section, we will be doing experiments and activities such as making marble roller coasters and marshmallow catapults and having pop can races. With these activities, students will work together in groups and use problem solving skills to complete the given task. They are fun, engaging and facilitate group work and problem solving. We will also learn how to document our activities by logging our work into an Engineering notebook that will go home with them at the end of the year.

Materials: pencils and a folder to hold worksheets

Class Cost: $204 

 

SCIENCE – (Ages 9-11)

9:15am – 10:15am

Mrs. Tena Bartholomew rodtena.bar@gmail.com

Let’s study our unique and complex planet! Students will learn about three of our six spheres of our earth and the interactions within and among them. Each section of study will include hands on activities that engage students in both science and math to encourage the STEM model. 

We will begin our year with the hydrosphere that focuses on water on the Earth. We will investigate the types of water, the layers of the ocean, ocean currents and uses of water. 

We will continue on with the geosphere that focuses on the solid portion of the Earth. Students will make a model of the layers of Earth, plot earthquakes and volcanoes to understand plate boundaries and study fossils, rocks, minerals and soil. 

Next, we will study the atmosphere that focuses on the gas layer that surrounds the earth. Students will make a model of it layers, learn the properties of air, graph different gases and study clouds and weather fronts. 

Finally, we will finish the year with interactions. Students will learn about the unequal heat of land and water, effects of weather and climate and the process of weathering and erosion. 

We will begin working on lab reports this year. There are six steps of the Scientific Process to understand and to use.

Supplies: pencils, notebook, scissors, glue sticks

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


WRITING 1 - (Ages 9-11)

10:15am - 11:15am

Mrs. Jill Verbeek 6.jverbeek@gmail.com

The goal of this class is to help students enjoy writing. Students will learn the five components of a sentence and how to create a sentence that will paint a picture in the reader's mind. As the year goes on, students will learn how to create an outline, write narrative, poetry, and other creative pieces.

Books/Supplies needed: 

All Things Fun and Fascinating. Author: Lori Verstegen   Code: AFF   ISBN: 978-0-9801005-2-5

Price: $29.00

3-ring binder with dividers

Highlighter

Class Cost: $204


WRITING 2 - (Ages 9-12) 

11:15am - 12:15pm

Mrs. Jill Verbeek 6.jverbeek@gmail.com

This class is a continuation of Writing 1. Students will continue to build on what they have previously learned. Characters and adventures will capture your student's imaginations and provide rich writing content. Students will learn how to take notes, summarize narrative stories, summarize references, write from pictures, and compose their own fables, myths, and fairy tales. Students will also work their way through a collection of lessons and activities that teach about: alliteration, similes, metaphors, personification, questions, commands, and dramatic openers & closers. Students will also be able to share their writing by giving oral reports. Vocabulary, spelling, and grammar will be taught in the context of writing assignments.

Books/Supplies needed

Fables, Myths, and Fairy Tales Writing Lessons Author: Maria Gerber.  SKU: FM Level A. Price: $29.00

3-ring binder with dividers

Highlighter

Class Cost: $204