Koinonia Kids Ages 9-11

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Koinonia Kids is a program of enrichment classes  for students ages 9-11.  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 $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 9-11)

9:15am-10:15am & 11:15am -12:15am

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: $208


CHINESE – (Ages 6-11)

11:15am – 12:15pm

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 traveled there.   谢谢! 

Class Cost: $208


COMPUTERS: (Ages 9-11)

11:15am -12:15pm & 12:45pm - 1:45pm

Mrs. Marya Jones maryajones@charter.net 

Computers is a hands-on beginner class that is designed to build confidence using computers and common computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The class also emphasizes 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.

Class Cost: $208


CHOIR (Ages 8-12) 

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Mrs. Robin Haaksma robinhaaksma@gmail.com

The “Kid’s Choir” is for children who like to sing and would like the experience of a choral group. Vocal technique will be taught as well as ear training and performance techniques. We will learn a variety of styles of music from traditional to contemporary. Students will perform in the Showcases. No materials necessary.

Class Cost: $208


ELEMENTARY DRAMA II – (Ages 9-11)

1:45pm – 2:45pm

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 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: $208


JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE - (Ages 9-11)

1:45pm - 2:45pm

Mrs. Denise Hammerstrom   thehammerstroms@gmail.com

Welcome to a Journey through the New 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:  Bible

                   1-inch binder

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


MICHIGAN HISTORY – (Ages 9-11)

9:15am - 10:15am

Mrs. Tena Bartholomew  rodtena.bar@gmail.com

We live in a wonderful state with a rich history. This class is designed to help students learn all about Michigan. Students will be creating their own Michigan notebook with hands on activities to learn about our state symbols, famous place in Michigan, famous people, and our rich history (from Native Americans and pioneers to logging to current products made in Michigan). Come to this class and learn how to be “Smitten with the Mitten!”

Students will need 1 1/2in binder with 2 boxes of crayons or 2 boxes of colored pencils.

Class Cost: $208


MUSIC - (Ages 9-11)

9:15am – 10:15am

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. Some of the music will highlight the instruments of the orchestra and other instruments, a specific style, or a notable composer.  We will be learning notes of the treble clef as well as musical terms. 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 notebook, 3 X 5 plain index cards.

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 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 their 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


READING STRATEGIES (ADVANCED) – (Ages 6-13)

12:45pm - 1:45pam

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 Intermediate 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, VV, Vr along with the rules for dividing unfamiliar or nonsense words using these syllable patterns. We will learn the rules for hard and soft g, the syllable pattern Cle, vowel teams ei, eu, ew, eigh, ue, ui, schwa vowels and the spelling rules for when to use -dge. Towards the end of the year we will look at different prefixes and suffixes and their meanings.

Students who haven't completed Intermediate Reading Strategies will need an evaluation by the tutor to determine their 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


ROBOTICS/ STEM - (Ages 9-11)

10:15am - 11:15am

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

                folder to hold worksheets

Class Cost: $208


SCIENCE – (Ages 9-11)

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Mrs. Tena Bartholomew  rodtena.bar@gmail.com

From Head to Toe is the theme of the year! We will explore the systems and senses of the wonderful human body. We will start with the brain and the nervous system. We will continue on with the heart and the circulatory system. After that will explore the respiratory, digestive, urinary and musculoskeletal systems work in our body. Some of our interactive experiments will include making a model heart, comparing lung capacities, finding lengths of our digestive tracts, modeling the actions of neurons as they transmit messages to and from the brain and more. Students will learn how “fearfully and wonderfully” they are made by the Creator!

As we study the human body, students will be working in their lab books. We will be writing lab reports this year. There are six steps of the Scientific Process to understand and for our junior scientists to use.

Supplies: pencils, notebook, scissors, glue sticks

Class Cost: $208


SPANISH READ and WRITE – (Ages 9-11)

10:15am - 11:15am

Maria Krawczyk   maria.k.spanishconnections@gmail.com

Bienvenidos!

Welcome to our Read and Write Spanish Class. In this class the students will learn the vocabulary with thematic units, explore different civilizations of the Spanish Speaking countries, the agriculture and fun facts of Spanish Speaking Countries. This class will include projects, hands on activities, and creating 8 books. And the best part we will have couple field trips. 

Requirement: Must be able to read and write. 

Class Cost: $208


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: $208

 

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: $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