UPPER ELEMENTARY - GRADES 3-5
First Hour Choices - 12:10-1:10 3rd-5th graders
Please pick three choices from each hour for registering your child.
A first choice and two back-up options.
We try our best to arrange the first choice, but classes fill-up and we will place you in your 2nd choice, the third choice is rarely used unless first choice is full and the second choice has been canceled due to lack of interest.
Most classes are limited to 12 students unless otherwise noted.
Army Base (K-5th grade) - $5
Teacher- Theresa Jaworski
Ready! Aim! Fire!!! Have fun battling with your army. This class is a creation of one of our own Hometeam Moms. This game involves strategy by taking the plastic army men, Styrofoam, Popsicle sticks, and Lincoln logs and build your base. Children are then matched with an opponent and you shoot rubber bands at your opponent to knock down their men. Winner is the one with the most men standing at the end of the match. Scores are kept, and an Army Base Champion is declared at the Championships the last day of the semester. Boys and Girls alike LOVE this class. Participation is required. Latex allergy students would be highly discouraged from participation.
Ballet/Tap - $0
Teacher – Jasmine Hardwick
For beginner to intermediate dancers. Students will enjoy learning Ballet, Tap, Motor Skills, and Creative Dance while blending educational concepts such as dance history. Exploring topics such as; famous dancers, performances, and choreographers in history. Shoes are required
Beginning Paint with Acrylics - $25 (5th grade only)
Teacher – Erin Brewster
This semester in acrylics we will be working on larger 16x20 canvases. Each week we will look at different concepts and add to our painting over the course of a few weeks. This will give us time to relax and not rush to get our paintings done within the hour. As a result, these paintings may take several weeks to complete.
Beginning Spanish - $5
Teacher - Janel Deaver
This will be a very basic Spanish introductory class. Learning colors, counting, playing games and just having a good time learning a new language.
***Scrapbooking - $5
Teacher – Debra Saul
This class will be based on interest and running against interest in Heroes of the Faith. Whichever class receives more interest will be the class to run. Students will be creating pages for the scrapbook they supply. Teacher has a ton of scrapbooking supplies and will be donating them towards the cause. Students can feel free to bring their own supplies as well. Students will need a scrapbook to put their pages in, also they should bring pictures to fill in their pages.
***Heroes of the Faith -5th only- $5
Teacher – Debra Saul
This class is based on interest and running against Scrapbooking. Whichever class receives the most interest will run, or we will try to find another teacher to teach one of the classes. This class will study missionaries and their stories. People like Amy Carmichal, David Livingstone, Billy Sunday, Hudson Taylor, Adoniram Judson, and so many more that helped spread the Gospel across the world.
Michigan History - $5
Teacher – Becky Walters
This is often a class that kids take in 4th grade at the public school. This class will cover all the basics about our beautiful state such as; state bird, state stone, first inhabitants, geography, state flag and so much more. We will make a notebook with all the things we learn. Come join with friends and learn all about what makes our state unique.
US History - $5 - (5th grade only)
Teacher – Arlene Bramblett
Do you love History? We will be exploring our grand ole USA. Come join us on an adventure touring our great country. Learn about our fore fathers in a fun way. Mrs. Bramblett utilizes Drive Thru History videos and other visual learning options to make the class fun and engaging, and she even sometimes bring snacks!!
Intro to Cooking - $15
Teacher – Kristina Phelps
Learn the basics of cooking, cutting, preparing a table. A recipe will be given to the class and they will prepare the recipe and EAT! This class is always a hit and our teacher bring a great balance of well-loved recipes along with some ethnic creations as well. Join us for Intro to Cooking.
Karate for Kids - $80
Teacher - Natalie Hargett - Outside Teacher
This is a new class for our co-op. Natalie is from the PKSA Karate Studio in Clarkston. Come get a taste of Karate. Students do not need uniform, please just wear gym clothes and tennis shoes. A waiver will need to be signed to attend this class. This class will also be offered on the off-weeks, but would cost an additional $50. Students can sign up for weekly or bi-weekly classes.
We specialize in increasing your child's self-confidence, discipline, and self-esteem. He/she will be taught child awareness, prevention, and effective self-defense techniques. In addition, we provide lots of fun and games to assist in keeping your child excited and interested.
Our instructors are thoroughly trained to teach our program, and they are required to stay current in our instructor certification program.
Poetry Adventure - $5
Teacher - Angie Radofski
Quatrain? What kind of train is that? Acrostic? What kind of stick is that? Come along and join Poetry Adventures and we’ll find out what exactly are the poems called quatrains, acrostic, haiku, limericks, list, and concrete. You will be writing each of these poems like a pro when the semester is over!
You Are Beautiful - $10
Teacher - Kelli Tocco
This class will teach young girls how to style their hair and to learn about their inner beauty from God. This class will offer insight from the Bible on inner beauty. The goal will be to encourage self esteem and kindness while learning simple and fun hair styling techniques.
2nd Hour Classes – 1:30-2:30 (3rd-5th Grade)
Gym – 3rd only - $0
Teacher – Angie Radofski
Jump, play, and burn energy. Join us to play games and have fun.
STEM class - $10
Teacher – Aimee Hansen
Science, Technology, Engineering & Math – Keep your kids minds engaged with this class. The kids will be using HANDS on STEM products. Things may include robot kits, building toys with gears and using projects for STEM from Pinterest.
Big Life Journals - Growth Mindset Challenge - $5
Teacher - Kathy Ratliff
Mrs. Ratliff will be leading the class through a series of books based on the positivity challenge, the gratitude challenge and the mindset challenge. Do you have a child that struggles with being positive, and always talking down about themselves, this series of classes will teach them to think of themselves in a postive way, be thankful and have a different mindset. . This book is by Big Life Journals. To see an example of the text, please refer to this link.
Coding for Beginners - $0
Teacher - Holly Cheyne/Meghan Kudziel
In this modern day and age, computer literacy is becoming more and more important. This class will be using one of two coding websites, Scratch and Code.org. All students will be required to bring a laptop to use. The class will also be self-directed. Instructions will be provided, and help will be available, but students must be able to self-guide. This program will need to be downloaded to the laptop directly as often the church wifi is sketchy. This class will be a complete beginner's guide to coding. Step-by step instruction will be given for getting started and making games, animations and more. Please download both programs directly to the laptop so they can start working the first day. Here is the link for both:
Drama - $0 (4th-12th grade)
Teacher – JoAnne Kroll
This class will build on skills learned in the fall to present a fairy tale play together. The goal is to have fun and work together to bring joy to our audience. Students must be able to read fluently. This class has outside commitment to learn your lines, if you are not able to commit to learning your lines, please do not sign up for this class.
An Introduction to American Sign Language (K-6th) - $0
Teacher - Amy Sajtos
Topics include: basic vocabulary, grammar, history, fingerspelling, numbers, terminology, and Deaf culture.
Mrs. Sajtos is fluent in ASL. She has taught many classes on this subject and will be a wonderful asset to our middle and high school level courses.
Beginning Crotchet - $8 (5th grade only)
Teacher - Kim Donovan/Janel Deaver
Mrs. Donovan learned to crotchet many years ago in a homeschool class and now would love to pass along the love of this art form. In this class we will learn the basics of crochet. We will also learn how to crochet a scarf.
Pinterest Crafting – 5th only - $25
Teacher – Debra Saul
This class will take all those amazing creations you see on Pinterest and make them a reality. Do you see these amazing projects on pinterest, and just can't find the time in your homeschooling days to make them, this class is the class for you! Mrs. Saul loves to craft and is amazing at teaching the kids and having fun.
Games Class - $0
Teacher - Jason Carlson Mocny
This class will be a class for you to come and enjoy a game with friends. Mr. Carlson-Mocny is a board game/card game enthusiast and is excited to share his games with this class.
STUDY HALL - $0
Teacher – Teacher’s Room
This class is offered for those students who maybe see a first hour class option and a third hour option but not one that they love for 2nd hour. You must bring something to occupy your time for this hour such as: reading, school work, coloring. This class will have adult supervision and the students must stay in the room the entire hour. All regular drop-off fees still apply.
Watercolors - $5 (3rd Grade only)
Teacher - Erin Brewster & Linda McKinney
Learn about the color wheel and blending paints to make beautiful colors. There will be a seasonal painting done per class and then free paint time. Children must be able to follow directions.
What's Inside My Body - $5 (3rd grade only)
Teacher - Amanda Bendixen
In this class, we will take a look at what is inside our bodies and how God makes them work! Using various illustrations and hands-on activities, we will learn about things like: how our bodies digest food, basic first aid treatment, bones, muscles, organs, blood, hydration, breathing, oxygen, and more!
THIRD Hour – 2:30-3:30 (3rd-5th grade)
Crossfit for Kids - $80
Teacher - Dignified Crossfit Trainer - Kolin Theede
Have you ever watched the crossfit games and wonder how those people train for their sport. We will be welcoming them into Hometeam.
The CrossFit kids program is designed for kids. This is an awesome opportunity for kids to discover that fitness and a healthy lifestyle is FUN! With high quality coaches to ensure SAFETY, children will be introduced to the CrossFit methodology of constantly varied, functional movements, (intensity applied when older and appropriate) ... With fun!
Escape Room - $5
Teacher – Shannon Dove
Can your student escape the classroom? This is a new unique class based on the HOT escape room concept. Solve the mystery that is education based and in the meantime the students will learn critical thinking, problem solving, communication and collaboration along with creativity and innovation.
Geneology (3rd-6th) - $5
Teacher - Janet Brooks (Outside Teacher)
Learning your family tree by tracing your ancestors through history. Come enjoy learning about your past heritage and family. This class children must be able to read and write.
Historical Conquest – (4th and 5th grade only) students must read proficiently. - $15
Teacher – Tammy Foster
Historical Conquest™ is a unique and exciting card game in which players create personalized societies of heroes, villains, leaders, assassins, disasters, armies more from history and battle them against one another. Each card is complete with fantastic illustrations and intriguing summaries of people, places, and events from history. The abilities of each card used in the game relate to the abilities these individuals actually had during their lives. Due to the diversity of the cards, the possibilities are endless!
With the onslaught of video games and television, many young people have lost interest in learning. The words and lessons of the heroes of the past have lost their flavor for our youth. Historical Conquest™ was created with the mission to bring history back into the lives of children through exciting game play. The game entices youth to learn more through fascinating descriptions of historical events, peoples, and places as they engage in epic battles and heroic adventures. Class cost includes a starter pack for each player.
Young American History (3rd only)- $0
Teacher – Aimee Hansen
We will be basing this class on a series of books. Come learn about some of our American Heroes -- Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, Anne Frank, Martin Luther King Jr., Christopher Columbus, Davy Crockett, Rosa Parks Harriet Tubman, Benjamin Franklin, John F Kennedy, Fredrick Douglas
Speech - $0
Teacher – Joanne Kroll
Public speaking is an art and takes practice. Come learn the proper technique, and form to making speeches.
Trick Geography - USA Version– $10
Teacher – Holly Cheyne
“I can’t believe how much I just learned!” That was one mom’s response after observing a single class session of Trick Geography. Trick Geography: USA Student Book is a simple, yet powerful geography curriculum which routinely moves students from geographic illiteracy to command of US states, capitals, and major bodies of water, mountains, deserts, and plains in just a few weeks. And all with ease and high retention! How does it work? New York looks like a stork, so we trace the dots of a stork drawn inside the state’s border. The capital is Albany, so we circle all the bunnies (Albany) that are running away from the stork (New York). It's THAT easy! Physical features are taught using simple connections. "The snake (Snake River) is coiled around Ida’s hoe (Idaho)." Delightful graphics, phonetic connectors, dot-to-dots, and fill-in-the-blanks facilitate multiple learning styles and make the process more like a game than a curriculum.
Beginning Voice Lessons – 5th grade only- $7
Teacher - Arlene Bramblett
A vocal teacher can help you improve your voice/singing through proper breathing, posture, tone production, intonation, diction, phrasing and ear training. Come join this beginning class and learn to improve your singing voice. Class fee includes a CD of songs for at home practice.
***Calligraphy – (5th grade only) - $10
Teacher – Debra Saul
Old fashioned fancy writing is a dying art. It is beautiful, artistic and unique. Come learn technique and style and impress your friends. A calligraphy set will be provided. This class would be offered based on popularity. The opposing class is Heroes of the Faith taught by Debra Saul. Whichever class shows more interest will be the class to run.
***Heroes of the Faith - $0
Teacher - Debra Saul
Men and women who had great faith, and did great things for God. Come learn about them and how they lived their lives, their amazing characteristics and determination. This class is offered based on popularity. The opposing class will be Calligraphy also taught by Debra Saul. Whichever class shows more interest will be the class to run. If they have equal interest, we will do our best to offer it with another teacher.
Meet the American Girl - $12 - (3rd only)
Teacher - Aimee Hansen/Di Higuchi
This semester we will be reading, crafting and studying two girls. Walk through the time period, make crafts and lapbooks, and eat snacks. What a great way to learn history. Particular girls that we will be studying is still to be determined.
Minute to Win It - $5 - (3rd & 4th grade only)
Teacher - Kelli Tocco
This class will be based on the TV game show Minute to Win It. The kids will be given a challenge to complete within one minute time span. The children will be put into teams and will work together.
Weird Science – $5
Teacher – Jason Carlson-Mocny
Weird science is a fun, hands-on class that explores some of the messy, gooey, and explosive parts of science.