tLC is Gearing up for

2020-2021

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2020-2021 Classes

Class Sign Up have ENDED.  However, feel free to sign up on the waitlist

Click HERE for Wait List

However, Workshop which is 2nd semester is still open for sign ups


IMPORTANT:  Clicking on a course name will open the sign up form for that class.  Once you've click the course name, a form will open to sign up for that class.  The forms will not be available before 5/29.  You need to register for each individual class you want your child(ren) in.  Once you are done signing up for a class you need to hit the "submit" button.  You will then see a thank you and be redirected back to this page. 


*Please note that sign ups will be open the second that it is 5/29 which is at midnight.  

We invite new families to join in on Tuesday 6/2


If the class you are trying to sign up for has met it's max capacity (set by the teacher) you will be not be able to sign up for that class on-line.  However, if you fill out a form with the classes you are hoping to join, someone will get back to you.  A lot of the time, teachers are able to accept students off the wait list.

Click HERE for Wait List


Classes are Listed by Class Period.  TLC opening Starts at 10:20am but we ask that families arrive by 10:15am

If you'd like to take a look at a printable 2020-2021 TLC schedule please click HERE



FIRST PERIOD CLASSES:  10:40am-11:25am

Nursery

Supervised nursery for infants & toddlers


Course Name:  STRUCTURED PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN CLASSES FIRST PERIOD

Grades: Preschool-Kindergarten

Structured class time broken up into manageable time slots for preschool & kindergarten students

Organizing Team: Amber Fixler, Ashley Malcom & Jenn Stratton

e-mail team


Course Name: Dolphin Tales

Grades: 1st-3rd
Teacher: Tia Parr

e-mail teacher

Course Description: Dolphin Tales Grades 1st-3rd, full year Using the popular Dolphin Tale books, we will spend the year studying dolphins and other marine animals. As we share stories and sign language each week, children will discover ocean and animal facts, practice journaling and other writing skills, and have a hands on approach with science experiments. Being a strong reader is not required for this class but a love for good stories and cute animals is a must! Homework will be expected but not overwhelming. Participation in the co-op science fair will be strongly encouraged.

Amount of Homework: 30 minutes

Class Fee: $30

Additional Supplies: Basic school supplies including pencils, glue sticks, scissors, and colored pencils.


Course Name: Book Club

Grades to include: 4th- 6th (possibly 3rd)
Teacher Sarah Strycharz

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Course Description: Read chapter books together in class, taking turns reading aloud, and doing activities that go with the book. Activities may include a game, a snack, a craft, etc. 

Supplies:   The book or books (to be determined) and occasionally items for the activities

Amount of Homework: usually none

Class Fee: (see Supplies)


Course Name: Christ and the Church
Grades to include: 7-12

Teacher: Pastor Steve
Assistant: WANTED

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Course Description: An in-depth look at the life and ministry of Jesus Christ by examining the Gospel of Luke in 16 lessons, the establishment of the church by examining the Book of Acts in 8 lessons, and a study of the church today by examining Paul’s Letter to the Colossians in 8 lessons. each 8-week section will use a Wiersbe Bible Study Book. Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe (1929-2019) was a renowned and trusted pastor, author, theologian. He was a theology professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, and Dallas Theological Seminary.

Amount of Homework: 2-3 hours

Class Fee: $32 for the entire year, Bibles will be provided if needed.

Additional Supplies: A Bible of any kind is sufficient, a study Bible is going to be an advantage, but I can provide online resources that will create an even playing field.


Course Name: Yearbook
Grades to include: 10th- 12th

Teacher: Haylee Parr

e-mail teacher

Course Description: Students will learn to work largely in an independent environment, while also collaborating in an effort to build the co-op's yearbook. They will learn page layout and design, basic photography, learn how to manage deadlines and outlines, create, plan, and advertise events, while also working with our community and alongside each other to raise funds for the yearbook fees.

Amount of Homework: 1-2 hours/week

Class Fee: $ 0

Additional Supplies: Students must have a computer available to them at home and have regular access to the device and internet.


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SECOND  PERIOD CLASSES:  11:30am-12:15pm

Nursery

Supervised nursery for infants & toddlers


Course Name: STRUCTURED PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN CLASSES SECOND PERIOD

Grades: Preschool-Kindergarten

Structured class time broken up into manageable time slots for preschool & kindergarten students

Organizing Team: Amber Fixler, Ashley Malcom & Jenn Stratton

e-mail team


Course Name: Art Treasury
Grades to include: 1st-4th

Teacher: Brittany Michaud
Assistant Teacher WANTED

e-mail teacher

Course Description: Art history for kids! Each week we will read about an artist, learn their process/style and experiment with different art mediums by recreating some of their pieces.

Amount of Homework: N/A
Class Fee: TBD Aprox. $10
Additional Supplies: Art smock or clothes to get messy in, crayons, colored pencils and craft supplies such as: cardboard, tissue paper, cotton balls, glue, tin foil, paintbrushes etc


Course: Kids in Action

Grades 6-10th

Teacher: Tia Parr

e-mail teacher

Course Description: Students will enjoy playing a key role in our growing co-op! They will take the lead on planning and executing important events such as: polling interest in field trips, organizing family service days, and (a sure favorite!) fundraising with pizza parties! Small business lessons, accounting skills, problem solving and critical thinking tasks are sure to encourage the budding leader!

Amount of Homework: 1 hour and active class participation

Class Fee: $10

Additional Supplies: 3-ring binder, basic school supplies


Course Name: Supplemental Math Class
Grades to include: 5-9th

Teachers: Christine Thompson

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Course Description: A supplemental Math Class. The purpose of this class is to teach math tricks and tools. We want to help students see math concepts in a more down to earth way... to help students better understand what math concepts represents. We also want to offer a time to help students with any math concepts that they are struggling with at home.

Curriculum: Misc. websites etc.

Amount of Homework: Minimal

Class Fee: $30 (to cover the cost of object lessons throughout the year)

Additional Supplies: Notebook, folder, pencils, erasers and calculator


Course Name: Physical Education
Grades to include: 7-12

Teachers: Haylee Parr
Andrew Parr
Ethan Stratton

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Course Description: In this class, we will aim to fulfill a whole P.E. credit for high school. The class will have a centered focus on sports, but we will still use other resources such as guest speakers, personalized training methods, and gaining an understanding of our overall well-being. We will be using the outdoors and the inside gym to work on mastering exercises, learning advanced sport techniques, and building self-confidence in our own physical capability.

Amount of Homework: Students will be expected to practice the work we learn each week, occasionally having extra work such as worksheets, building their own routines, or doing research. 30 minutes to 1 hour

Class Fee: $15 (will be used for supplies, such as sport equipment and copies)

Additional Supplies: Be aware that there will be cold days that the class will still be held outside, so students will be expected to come prepared to be in the cold

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THIRD  PERIOD CLASSES:  1:05 pm-1:50 pm

Nursery

Supervised nursery for infants & toddlers


Course Name:  Preschool Playroom

Grades: Preschool

Supervised free play in the preschool room


Course Name: Gym Class
Grades to include: K-6th

Teachers: Christine Thompson

Assistant TBA

e-mail teacher

Course Description: We will be exploring active Games, Sports, and good sportsmanship. Also briefly learning about how different things such as exercise and nutrition effect our bodies. Older students will often be given leadership roles.

Amount of Homework: N/A

Class Fee: $5 (to give us money for equipment like balls etc)
Additional Supplies: A good attitude


Course Name: Crochet 101
Ages to include: Ages 9-adult

Teacher: Ashley Malcolm

e-mail teacher

Course Description: In this class we will be teaching basic crochet stitches, terminology, and completing 3 small projects. 

Project 1: simple hat or scarf

Project 2: beginner Amigurumi ( small stuffed animal / person) 

Project 3: to be determined ( time allowing) by student as final project to show off their newly learned skills. 

Amount of Homework: Students will be required to work on their skills / projects daily at home in order to be able to finish with enough time to move on to next project.

Class Fee: $15 (for the printer paper and pattern cost, and the stuffing /eyes for the second project etc)

Additional Supplies: Set of crochet hooks (assorted sizes), Locking stitch markers, Blunt point needle, and Scissors.

Best value for supplies needed is to buy a kit like the one in the links below: There are a variety of options for colors and items included. If you choose to buy a set, please double check that required items are in the set you have chosen

Click HERE for the 33 piece kit for  $16.99 or

Click HERE for the 14 piece kit for  $9.95

Project 1) items needed *1-2 Yarn skeins (worsted weight) of desired color yarn for Hat/scarf project depending on which is chosen (Hat/scarf). *


Project 2: if students are willing to use colors of yarn I already have, they won't need to buy yarn for this project. If they desire a unique color/ sparkle/ variegated(multi color yarn) they will need to buy their own. **for this project any size yarn will work as long as all colors used in project are the same thickness(width around/weight)


Middle School Science Class

Grades 6-8th

Teachers:  Sarah Strycarz, Kristina Mitchell, and Cathy Schottmann

e-mail Teachers

Class Fee:  $15



High School Biology

Grades 8-12th

Teacher Tia Parr

e-mail teacher

Using Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology, this is designed to be a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology, with a strong emphasis on vocabulary and experiments. High school students will be expected to complete homework, lab reports, and oral presentations to help them feel accomplished and be more independent, organized, and prepared for the years ahead. Field trips and guest speakers will be scheduled throughout the year and participation in the co-op science fair is expected. Students will earn one science credit for their high school transcript. Curriculum: Apologia Exploring Creation with Biology

Amount of Homework: 2–3 hours/week

Class Fee: $60

Additional Supplies: Additional materials needed are Apologia's Exploring Creation with Biology 2nd edition textbook, 3-ring binder with plastic sheet protectors and lined paper, and writing/school supplies.


Course Name: Digital Story Telling and Tech     *DOUBLE CLASS PERIOD 3RD & 4TH.  FIRST SEMESTER ONLY*

Grades to include: 9-12

Teacher: Jorgen Strycharz

Assistant: David Thompson

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Course Description: This class introduces the popular framework for storytelling and the use of it in modern media formats. The semester will involve story structure; script-writing; storyboarding; introduction to photography; introduction to video production; video technology overview; introduction to video editing, titles/graphics, and color grading. We will be watching modern story in the format of movies (to be determined) and directing story plots/frameworks, and pretty much destroy all enjoyment of watching movies from here on out in the students future as the framework will uncover the fact that almost every single movie is really just the same story, with different characters, scenes, and underlying problems/obstacles to overcome. There will be weekly homework alongside classes. Your parents can even get in on the fun! Don't worry, it will be the most fun homework of any class. Final project will be telling a gripping story of their choice in 120 seconds.

Amount of Homework: Maximum of 2.5 hours of homework each week.

Class Fee: $0

Additional Supplies: At home - access to a tablet/DVD player/TV. If students have Mac's or PC's to use for editing their story. iPhones or Androids with cameras are important but not necessary.


Course Name: Workshop Class  *DOUBLE CLASS PERIOD 3RD & 4TH.  SECOND SEMESTER ONLY*

Grades to include: 9th - 12th (7-8th grade could sign up for this class but note the first semester class is for 9-12th)

Teacher: Judy Gagne

e-mail teacher

Course Description: Assembly 3 wood projects: assembled with nails or screws, sanded, painted or stained, combined with a different feature. 1. Wooden crate with upholstered cover 2. Tiled wooden tray/frame 3. Wood case for flowers/bottles with photo transfer.

Amount of Homework: minimal

Class Fee: $45.00

Additional Supplies: 16"x 16" piece of fabric for crate project. *optional - No tools or supplies required. I will send out an email each week informing what tools will be used, so if they want to bring their own they certainly can. Please write your name on all tools.


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FOURTH  PERIOD CLASSES:  1:55 pm-2:40 pm

Nursery

Supervised nursery for infants & toddlers


Course Name:  Preschool Playroom

Grades: Preschool

Supervised free play in the preschool room


Let's Bake Gluten Free!

Age/ Grades to include: k to 3rd grade

Teacher: Melanie Chavez

e-mail teacher

I’m so excited to be able to teach gluten free baking this year! I’m not only gluten free myself but I own a small gluten free Bakery in my home. I am passionate about baking and love working with kids. I look forward to creating new and fun recipes with the kids each week!

Class Fee: $15

Additional Supplies: Apron


Course Name: Cooking

Teacher: Sarah Strycharz

e-mail teacher

Grades to include: 5th-12th (can take mature capable 4th graders too)

Course Description: Cooking and baking basics including learning measurements, cooking terminology & techniques, how to double a recipe, etc.

Amount of Homework: usually none...may assign a small amount once in a while

Class Fee: $60 to cover cost of food and supplies



NOTE:  See 3rd period for Digital Story Telling & Tech grades 9-12th first semester & Workshop 2nd Semester.  They are double period classes 3rd & 4th period)

TRAILBLAZERS LEARNING COOPERATIVE'S  

2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR!

Well, our 2019-2020 school year sure did end memorably!  We have appreciated everyone's support and patience as we all deal with the impact that the Covid-19 has had on our daily lives.  We look forward to celebrating the wonderful accomplishments of our students at our TLC End of the Year Celebration/Graduation on June 7th!  Yearbooks will be distributed, to those who bought yearbooks, at the event.  


A special Congratulations to our TLC Senior Class of 2020!


"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.  And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us."  Hebrews 12:1

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