Seattle Christian Homeschool Co-op 2019-2020 Class Descriptions

 
Seattle Christian Homeschool Co-op
                          2019-2020 Class Descriptions
Note about student grades: Please use age to determine the grade for each of your
students. If you wish to register your student for a class in which their grade does not
yet qualify them (i.e., a 6th grader in a 3rd-5th grade class -OR- an 8th grader in a 9th-
12th grade class) you must receive permission from the teacher prior to registration.
There is a Teacher Permission Form (available on the SCHC website or as a hard copy on
the co-op table in the fellowship hall) that the teacher must sign and that you must turn
in with your registration documents. Students outside the designated grade will be
waitlisted and only added to the class after registration day if there is room in the class.
Teachers’ children are the only exception to this rule.

Note about high school credits: The following link to the HSLDA website has helpful
information for determining how to evaluate high school credits for your students:
http://www.hslda.org/highschool/docs/EvaluatingCredits.asp

Throughout the Day
Coffee Bar
Class Blocks: A, B, C, D
Grade Range: 9th- 12th grade
Instructor:
Class Description: In this class students will run the co-op coffee bar. Students will learn to
make different beverages, and how to maintain the equipment. They will also get to explore
other aspects of the coffee bar business like marketing/promotionals, balancing a till,
tracking sales, and ordering supplies. A variety of smoothies will be added to this year’s
menu as well. The class will be fun and should have no homework. All students are required
to acquire a Washington State Food Handler's Permit.
It is available for $10 at:
http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/ehs/foodsafety/FoodWorker/online.aspx
Maximum Students: 2 per block
Minimum Students: 1 per block
Supply Cost: $5
Supplies will include: cleaning supplies
Nursery/ Preschool
Nursery Leaders:
Description: The nursery/preschool is available for the babies, toddlers, and preschool age
children (age four or younger on September 1, 2019) of parents who are teaching or
assisting in a class the same block. Babies and toddlers need to be registered for the
nursery at the time that your other students are registered.

BLOCK A (9:15-10:10)

Geography & Culture (Travel Dreams)
Grade Range: 3rd-6th
Instructor: Deborah Hardy
Curriculum Used (if know): Travel Dreams Fun-Schooling Journal
Books needed (to be provided by the students):
Supplies needed (provided by the students):
Class Description: We will learn in depth about fascinating cities around the world. We will
study the history, the people, their culture, food, navigation, architecture, and so much
more.
Willing to accept students mid-year: yes
Maximum Students: 10
Minimum Students: 5
Supply cost: $35
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): workbooks

Scratch: Block Based Programming
Grade Range: 6th- 8th
Instructor: Eliot Howell
Curriculum Used (if known): TBD
Books needed (provided by the student):
Supplies (to be provided by the student): a laptop computer (chromebooks are
acceptable, mouse required)
(Scratch Programming Cont. )
Class Description: Students will some basic programming concepts using Scratch which is a
block based programming language. Concepts will be taught through a variety of fun
activities.
Willing to accept students: Through the start of second semester Jan 17th
Maximum Students: 10
Minimum students:4
Supply Cost: $10
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): Teacher resource books & white board supplies

Spanish Is Fun!
Grade Range: K-2
Instructor: Andrea Rystrom
Curriculum Used (if known): The Complete Book of Starter Spanish
Books needed (provided by the student): N/A
Supplies (to be provided by the student): N/A
Class Description: This class is an interactive beginner’s Spanish class. Throughout the year we will
be playing games, learning basic vocabulary, numbers, expressions with fun interactive songs,
scripture to memorize, and some cultural information about life in Central and South America.
Around the holidays, we will look at how different countries celebrate. This class will great stepping
stone for learning Spanish.
(Spanish IsFun cont.)
Willing to accept students: not after first semester
Maximum Students: 12
Minimum students: 4
Supply Cost: $30 (book included)
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): notebooks, pencils, games
Understanding the Times - A Study of World Religions
Grade Range: 9-12
Instructor: Molly Lilja
Curriculum Used (if known): Understanding the Times (Meyers)
Books needed (provided by the student): Understanding the Times (Meyers)
Supplies (to be provided by the student): Binder, Pencils
Class Description: By providing trusted, documented insight into the six major worldviews
that drive the global events of our day, understanding the times helps Christians
“understand the times” in which they live so they can know what to do in response to the
critical issues they are facing today.
Homework expectation: 4-5 hours per week
Willing to accept students: Any time
Maximum Students: 18
Minimum students: 4
Supply Cost: $20
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): copies, discussion questions, tests, videos,
projects

Worship Band (8:45-10:10)
Grade Range: 7th -12th
Instructor : Hingdi Brown
Curriculum Used: Various hymns and worship songs
Supplies (to be provided by student): Binder, writing implements
Class Description: We welcome any instrument, any voice, as long as you’re willing to make
a “joyful noise” unto the Lord. This class will focus on singing and performing together as a
group, as well as give a foundation on music theory as pertains to playing worship music.
This class will not teach how to play a specific instrument, and so a moderate proficiency is
expected. Different genre of music will be covered, from hymns to modern praise. Students
can also bring in songs from their churches for the group to practice. The worship band will
lead chapel worship most weeks.
(Worship Band cont.)
Homework expectation: Students will be expected to practice 2-3 hours every week
Willing to accept students mid-year: Yes
Maximum Students: 12
Minimum Students: 4
Supply Costs: $35
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): Sheet music, copies, mp3s, microphones, AV
equipment etc.

BLOCK B (10:15-11:10)
Books & Parties
Grade Range: 3rd-5th
Instructor: Anna Hitchcock
Curriculum Used (if known):
Books needed (provided by the student):
Supplies (to be provided by the student):
Class Description: This class will provide the opportunity for students to read out-loud in a
class setting. The format will be somewhat similar to a “book club.” We will be reading
through five or six chapter books this year (in class), having class discussion, and recording
favorite passages in “Copy Notebooks.” Depending on the dynamics of the class, some of
the possible books I will choose from to read this year are: Elmer and the Dragon by Ruth
Stiles Gannett, The Light at Tern Rock by Julia L. Sauer, Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective
by Donald J. Sobol, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, Sarah
Whitcher’s Story by Elizabeth Yates, and The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill. After
each book is completed we will have a themed “book party” with crafts or games and food
celebrating its completion (about 3 parties each semester) Each child is expected to have
their own copy of the books we read (purchased by their parent and left at co-op) and be
willing to follow along (and read out loud, if comfortable) each class.
Willing to accept students: yes
Maximum Students: 12
Minimum students: 4
Supply Cost: $20
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): Copy work notebooks, party food and crafts
Brain Builders
Grade Range: 6th-8th
Instructor(s): Christina Howell
Curriculum Used (if known):
Books needed (to be provided by student):
Supplies (to be provided by student):
Class Description: This class will be all about the brain! We’ll learn about how the brain
works. There will be strategy games, making games, and working on our memory. Mazes,
and logic puzzles will make an appearance along with many other brain strengthening and
stretching activities. Most of all it will be fun!
Homework Expectations: There will be some occasional homework for projects.
Willing to accept students mid-year: Anytime
Maximum Students: 18
Minimum Students: 6
Supplies Cost: $40
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): games, supplies for activities, teacher resource
books, copies

Crafts Galore
Grade Range: K-2nd
Instructor(s): Jodie Nix
Supplies (to be provided by student):
Class Description: Students will get to do different arts & crafts every week. Some crafts will
follow different themes throughout the year. Sometimes they may be accompanied by a
story that relates to the project.
Willing to accept students mid-year: anytime
Maximum Students: 11
Minimum Students: 4
Supply Cost: $30
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): Crafting supplies
Children’s Choir
Grade Range: K-5th
Instructor(s): Tami White
Curriculum Used (if known): N/A
Supplies (to be provided by student): N/A
Class Description: In this class we are going to learn basic choral skills as well as basic vocal
skills. We will also be learning performance etiquette
Willing to accept students mid-year: Anytime
Maximum Students: 15
Minimum Students: 4
Supply Cost: $0
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): Music sheets

Newspaper
Grade Range: 6th-12th
Instructor: Kay Swartwood
Curriculum Used: None
Books needed (to be provided by students): None
Supplies (to be provided by students): Pencils, paper, folder or binder to keep newspaper
notes and assignments organized
Class Description: We’re bringing the Newspaper class back! This will be a SCHC
community newspaper with two printed publications, plus a printed yearbook. Students will
learn about different newspaper and yearbook tasks and will select jobs for each
publication. Reporting, interviewing, photography, games, notifications, editing, and layout
are some of the tasks from which to select jobs. Students will be expected to take notes
during class.
Homework Expectation: There will also be homework, but it will only be tasks assigned for
the newspaper/yearbook. Students MUST meet homework deadlines or their work will not
be included in the publications.
(Newspaper cont.)
Willing to accept students mid-year: No
Maximum students: 14
Minimum students: 8
Supplies cost: $75
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): Supply costs will cover minor schoolroom
supplies as needed, but the vast majority of costs will go toward publishing the two
newspapers and the yearbook.

Preschool Fun!
Grade Range: 3 years – 5 years
Instructor: Andrea Rystrom
Curriculum Used (if known):
Books needed (provided by the student): N/A
Supplies (to be provided by the student): N/A
Class Description: This class is designed for kids who are not quite ready for Kindergarten classes
but too old for the Nursery. It is a semi-structured class with some free time. We will read books, do
some age appropriate craft, touch on some math and science, play some games. The goal of this is
class to nurture curiosity and a love for learning.
(Spanish IsFun cont.)
Willing to accept students: not after first semester
Maximum Students: 12
Minimum students: 4
Supply Cost: $15
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): craft supplies, puzzles, any other supplies

Rhetoric
Grade Range: 9th-12th
Instructor(s): Michael Kloss
Curriculum Used (if known): The Rhetoric Companion by Wilson & Wilson
Books needed (to be provided by student): The Rhetoric Companion by Wilson & Wilson
ISBN: 978-1-59128-093-4
Supplies (to be provided by student): several notebooks; a red, blue, and black pen;
Bibles, a sense of humor, and 100 pages of copier paper.
(Rhetoric cont.)
Class Description: Rhetoric is the art of persuasive communication, whether speaking or
writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques. In an
age of Twitter and hashtags, every profession suffers from a lack of effective communicators.
From Aristotle to C.S. Lewis, the greatest western communicators were students of rhetoric.
Homework Expectation:
Willing to accept students mid-year: No
Maximum Students: 15
Minimum Students: 5
Supply Cost: $5
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): Essays and worksheets

BLOCK C (12:30-1:25)
Building Math Muscles
Grade Range: 4th-6th
Instructor(s): Kay Swartwood
Curriculum Used (if known): none
Books needed (to be provided by student): none
Supplies (to be provided by student): none
Class Description: This class will explore and solidify writing rules and skills. We will learn
and practice writing topics (i.e, subject-verb agreement, verb tenses, apostrophe uses and
other punctuation, pronoun-antecedent agreement, etc.). We will review and learn parts of
speech and possibly do some sentence diagramming. We will practice editing and work
toward the eventual goal of strong self-editing. If we have time, we’ll add vocabulary building
skills as well. There will be no homework for this class, but class time will be full of writing and
editing practice.
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): Supply costs will be used for classroom supplies
including pencils, paper, and binders for all students. I will also be making copies of writing
materials and worksheets
Willing to accept students mid-year: willing to accept new students any time
Maximum Students: 14
Minimum Students: 5
Estimated Supplies: $15
Fun Fitness Bootcamp
Grade Range: 3rd-6th
Instructor: Rebecca Corbett
Curriculum Used: N/A
Supplies (to be provided by students): comfortable clothes to move around in and shoes
to run in and 1 spiral notebook- can be small 6X9
Class Description: Come explore getting strong in our Fun & Fitness Boot Camp. We will do
lots of short workouts as well as fun games, designed to build strength and agility. We will
practice using weights as well as running. Dodgeball awesome bodyweight exercises. Fight
the pain we must, for in squats we trust.
Willing to accept students mid-year: yes
Maximum students: 10
Minimum students: 5
Supply Cost: $30
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): hand weights, fun game supplies, obstacles,
ropes.

Introductory Logic
Grade Range: 6th-9th
Instructor(s): Susan Black
Curriculum Used (if known): The Fallacy Detective (Bluedorn) The Thinking Toolbox
(Bluedorn)
Books needed (to be provided by student): The Fallacy Detective (Bluedorn)
ISBN: 9780974531571 & The Thinking Toolbox (Bluedorn) ISBN: 9780974531519
Supplies (to be provided by student): Notebook, Pen or Pencil
Class Description: The purpose of this class is to introduce students to common fallacies
and to be able to recognize real world fallacies that we come in contact with from
advertising, politics, cultural views, etc. Students will need to be prepared to engage in
discussion in class by having read the assigned reading and sometimes bring in real world
examples of the fallacy we are studying that week. We will be playing games and watching
short videos to help recognize fallacies and remember what he have learned.
(Introductory Logic cont.)
Willing to accept students mid-year: Anytime
Maximum Students: 15
Minimum Students: 3
Supply Cost: $15
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): Handouts and misc. classroom supplies.

Lewis & Clark
Grade Range:6th-8th
Instructor: Karen Contreras
Curriculum Used:
Supplies (to be provided by students): pencils, eraser, colored pencils, black outline
marker such as a sharpie
Books needed (to be provided by students): Of Courage Undaunted (Daugherty); The
Santa Fe Trail by Adams; A United States Atlas something like the one linked below:

Links:

Of Courage Undaunted:
http://www.bfbooks.com/Of-Courage-Undaunted

The Santa Fe Trail:
https://www.amazon.com/Santa-Fe-trail-Landmark-books/dp/B0007DTQM8/ref=sr_1_2?
keywords=The+Santa+Fe+Trail+landmark+books&qid=1551756895&s=gateway&sr=8-2

U.S Atlas example:
https://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-United-States-Atlas/dp/1426328311/
ref=pd_sbs_14_1/141-6385377-0931556?
_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1426328311&pd_rd_r=3f1bbcba-3f70-11e9-a36d-
6735c426f5b7&pd_rd_w=x2fyv&pd_rd_wg=sbUf1&pf_rd_p=588939de-d3f8-42f1-a3d8-
d556eae5797d&pf_rd_r=8A6AD9QW7M0APHXG05J5&psc=1&refRID=8A6AD9QW7M0AP
HXG05J5
(Lewis & Clark cont.)
Class Description: This class will map the travels of Lewis and Clark, as well as the pioneers
who traveled the Santa Fe Trail. In addition, we will cover all of the states and capitals, as
well as major geographic land-forms within the United States. This is a fun “Charlotte
Mason” way to learn history as well as geography as they work on a large, 2’x3’ poster
board to produce a map of the U.S. In addition, the students will create a timeline of events
in U.S. history that track with both events. There will be a year end geography bee type of
exam with short quizzes throughout the year.
Willing to accept students mid-year: No
Maximum students: 10
Minimum Students: 4
Supply cost: $10
Supplies (to be provided by teacher): poster board for mapping, misc other supplies as
needed
Homework: ½ hour to 1 hour per week, reading the texts, as well as studying the
states/capitals. The students will read the books at home and come ready to discuss what
they have read, so it is important that all students be independent, solid readers.

Marine Biology (12:00-1:25)
Grade Range: 9th-12th
Instructor(s): Erik Lilja
Curriculum Used: Apologia Marine Biology 2nd edition
Books (to be provided by student): Apologia Marine Biology 2nd edition
Class Description: This class will be a detailed survey of aquatic ecosystems, such as coral
reefs, estuaries, and deep-sea communities .and the animal life designed to flourish them.
Labs will include microscope work as well as dissections of a variety of aquatic life such as
clams, starfish, and dogfish.
Homework Expectations: 4-6 hours per week
Willing to accept students mid-year: Yes
Maximum students: 15
Minimum students: 5
Supply cost: $40
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher):
Supplies (to be provided by the student): Pencil, pen, notebook & microscope
Math Is Fun
Grade Range: 1st-3rd
Instructor: Alicia Hemphill
Curriculum Used: None
Books needed (to be provided by student): None
Supplies (to be provided by student): None
Class Description: Math is Fun! will cover a wide range of introductory math topics in a fun
and engaging way. We will learn some basic math in addition to calendars, measuring, time,
shapes, skip counting, money and more. This class is meant for students who are still at the
beginning stages of the concepts of math or are just beginning to master these ideas at
home.
Willing to accept students mid-year: yes
Maximum Students: 12
Minimum Students: 4
Supply Cost: $20
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): activities, games, worksheets
Willing to accept new students:

Scripture Lab
Grade Range: K-5th
Instructor: Gabriel & Lauren Pineda
Curriculum Used:
Books needed (to be provided by student): Bible
Supplies (to be provided by teacher): paper, lined paper, art supplies, pencils
Class Description: In this class we will learn how to memorize scripture. We will explore
different art mediums to aid us, as well as present what we have learned. The children will
be given the opportunity to share at Chapel what they have “hidden in their heart” Psalm
119:11
Willing to accept students mid-year: yes
Maximum students: 15
Minimum students: 5
Estimated Supplies: $15
BLOCK D (1:30-2:25)
Apologia Chemistry & Physics
Grade Range: 3rd-5th
Instructor: Jammie Tanton
Curriculum Used: Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
Books needed (to be provided by student):
Supplies (to be provided by students): 2-3 #2 pencils, eraser, colored pencils, pouch or
case to hold these supplies
Supplies (To be provided by teacher): Glue sticks, lapbook supplies, experiment supplies,
textbook, unforeseen supplies
Class Description: This class will use the textbook, Apologia’s Exploring Creation with
Chemistry and Physics. We will study how the universe functions through this exploration of
matter and energy; lessons will cover topics such as atoms and molecules, pH levels, types
of mixtures, mechanics, laws of motion, dynamics of motion, energy, waves, light, machines,
magnets, and more. Weekly experiments and lapbook activities will provide hands on
learning that will keep students interested and engaged.
Homework: TBD
Willing to accept students mid-year: yes
Maximum students: 15
Minimum students: 5
Estimated Supplies: $45

Fitness Frenzy
Grade Range: 7th - 12   th

Instructor(s): Rebecca Corbett
Curriculum Used (if known):
Books needed (to be provided by student):
Supplies (to be provided by student): Small spiral notebook 6x9
Class Description: Take Fun Fitness Boot Camp and ramp it up x100 and you’ve got Fitness
Frenzy for the big kids. This will be a rigorous, high-intensity class, so bring a water bottle
and all the energy you have and get ready to get in shape and have fun.
(Fitness Frenzy cont.)
Homework Expectations:
Willing to accept students mid-year: Anytime
Maximum Students: 10
Minimum Students: 4
Estimated Cost of supplies (due at registration): $30
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): weights, fitness equipment, jump ropes

General Science
Grade Range: 6th-8th
Instructor: Erik Lilja & John Black
Curriculum Used: Apologia General Science
Books Needed (to be provided by students): Apologia General Science
Class Description: This course will cover the Apologia text “Exploring Creation with
General Science”. The curriculum covers scientific inquiry and how to analyze data, as well
as an overview of topics such as applied science, geology, archeology, biology, & anatomy.
Homework Expectations:
Willing to accept students mid-year: yes
Maximum Students: 20
Minimum Students: 8
Estimated Cost: $40
Supplies (to be provided by teacher):

Learn the States
Grade Range: K-3rd
Instructor: Christina Howell & Susan Black
Curriculum Used:
Books (to be provided by the student):
Supplies (to be provided by the student): TBD
Class Description: In this class students will learn some basic information about the 50
states. Each student will make a notebook to keep the information about each state. There
will be fun food and activities along the way. At the end of the class each student will get to
do a special state project on the state of their choice.
(Learn the States cont.)
Willing to accept students mid-year: yes
Maximum Students: 12
Minimum Students: 5
Supply Cost:$25
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): notebooks, activity supplies, copies, etc.

Mandarin Chinese 1
Grade Range: 8th-12th
Instructor(s): Hingdi Brown
Curriculum Used: TBD but tentatively Chinese Made Easy Textbook and Workbook, 2nd
Edition, Simplified
Books needed (to be provided by student):
    1. Integrated Chinese, Volume 1, 4th Ed., Textbook (Paperback, Simplified)
       ISBN: 9781622911356
    2. Integrated Chinese, Volume 1, 4th Ed., Workbook (Paperback, Simplified)
       ISBN: 9781622911363
    3. Integrated Chinese, Volume 1, 4th Ed., Character Workbook (Paperback, Simplified &
       Traditional)
       ISBN: 9781622911370
    4. Langenscheidt Pocket Dictionary Mandarin Chinese: Chinese-English / English-Chinese
       ISBN-13: 978-3468981333
Supplies (to be provided by student): Binder, paper, pencil/pens, erasers, 3x5 notecards to
make vocabulary flashcards
Class Description: This first year Chinese class will cover greetings, family members, time &
dates, hobbies, school life, shopping, etc. This curriculum series has 4 levels, after which
students should be prepared to take the Chinese AP or SAT II tests (after the completion of
4 years). There will be roughly 3-4 hours of homework every week, writing characters and
sentences. Access to the internet would be useful for practice using online programs such as
Duolingo. In class we will work on conversation/pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, as
well as introducing students to Chinese culture. There will be extra weekly in-person or
skype study session to practice pronunciation. The day of the week and time of the study
session will be coordinated with the students. There may also be field trips for a cultural
experience. This fulfills one high school language credit.
(Mandarin Chinese 1 cont.)
Homework Expectations: 3-4 hours each week + 1 hour study session.
Willing to accept students mid-year: Yes, with permission
Maximum Students: 10
Minimum Students: 4
Supply Cost: $50
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher): teaching material, teacher books, testing
material and for photocopies of needed supplemental materials

Stitching Lab
Grade Range: 4th-12th
Instructor(s): Kathryn Maxson & Melissa Taft
Curriculum Used: TBD
Books (to be provided by student):
Class Description:
Stitching lab is a class where students can work on projects and stitching skills that they are
interested in. There will be basic tools and supplies for the students to learn with and use.
We will be providing instruction in specific skills like machine and hand sewing, embroidery,
knitting and crochet. We will also be helping them with choosing projects and with problem
solving. The students will be choosing what skills and projects they will be working on.
Students will also learn safety skills with machines and equipment. Students need to be able
to thread a needle and sew a seam before joining this
class.
Willing to accept students mid-year: yes
Maximum students: 10
Minimum students: 4
Supply cost: $50
Supplies (to be provided by student):
A stitching kit: fabric scissors, small scissors, crochet hook, knitting needles, hand sewing
needles, embroidery needles, an embroidery hoop, ball head pins in a pincushion or box,
measuring tape, large spool of black thread and white thread.
Optional: a sewing machine if planning on doing a lot of machine sewing. Any special tools,
materials, patterns needed to make specific projects.
(Stitching Lab cont.)
Supplies (to be provided by the teacher):
Pattern and project books, iron and ironing board, various sewing and needlecraft tools,
fabric scraps, buttons, one ball of yarn, set of knitting needles, and crochet hook per
student, felt, stuffing and a sewing machine to be shared by those who don’t have one. To
keep the cost of the class low and to not have to purchase things that will be wasted, basic
items will be provided but if students need specific items, colors or tools to do a project
they will need to purchase them.

Storytime Classics
Grade Range: K-3rd
Instructor: Jonna Petry
Curriculum Used:
Books (to be provided by student): none
Supplies (to be provided by student): none
Class Description: We will enjoy storytime classic books and follow up with coloring and
basic skills review.
Willing to accept students mid-year: Yes
Maximum Students: 12
Minimum Students: 5
Supply cost: $25
Supply will include: books to read aloud, playdough, colors, colored pencils, paper & legos
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