Home School Co-Op

 


Winter Session Begins 
Tuesday January 16, 2018

8 week Session! Tuesdays from January 16, 2018 through March 6, 2018
Share Day – March 13, 2018
Possible Snow Date – March 20, 2018

 


What are parents saying about the co-op?
“All my children left today saying, “that was awesome!”. They can’t wait for next week!”

 

“I have signed my son up for many classes this fall and this was his favorite, by a landslide!”

 

“Can’t wait to come back!”

 

“We almost didn’t do it because our Tuesday is pretty busy, So glad I did!”

 

“We love the classes we are taking this semester. The instructors are so knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and encouraging. This is a co-op we are definitely excited to be a part of!”

 

“We could not love the co-op more! It’s the highlight of our week.”

 


Registration & Payment Information

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There is a required Registration/Enrollment Fee of $10 per student, with a maximum of $40 maximum per family.

Registration Payments can be made via PayPal.

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Your registration is not confirmed until payment has been received!

Where possible, individual classes are offered at sliding scale prices; more students means less overall cost. We encourage registration to be completed by January 9th.
You will receive an invoice by January 12th confirming the price of the classes you have registered for. Should additional students register after January 12th, you will be contacted directly with any pricing changes.
We kindly request payment for all classes, either online or in person, by 9:45am on January 16. We are happy to accommodate all families as best we can! To request a payment plan or accommodation, please email WaldronsStudio88@gmail.com

New! All students registered for our co-op will receive discounted prices at Stirrup Fun Stables, local horse rescue!

Stirrup Fun Stables is located in Lebanon, CT – a horse rescue currently home to more than 20 horses. This incredible stable is a non-profit organization, all income goes to the care and rehab of the amazing horses. Students can take weekly riding lessons or enroll in the work & ride program! In this unique program, students can visit the stable up to 4 times per week to work with the horses, learn important lessons in care and rehab, and learn to ride!  Students registered for our co-op also have access to discounted trail rides, summer camps, and more! For more information, visit http://www.stirrupfunstables.com.


Winter Class Descriptions

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Ages 3 – 5

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Learning Through Play and Movement
Come discover what children can learn through play, discovery, motion, and movement.  In this class, we will learn how and why our bodies move and how movement keeps us healthy.  We will find out the importance of warming up, explore our senses and use our imagination through playing classic childhood movement games, using balls, bean bags, hula hoops, rings, balloons, etc.  Some free playtime and child led activities will also be included. Parents welcome and encouraged to participate at no charge.
Minimum of 3 students, Maximum of 12 students.

 

Storytime Crafts
Come listen to some wonderful children’s stories—classics and maybe some new ones, too. Your child will be engaged in stories about animals, holidays, seasons, and colors. We will explore new vocabulary, appreciate the illustrations and use our imagination to put us in the story. We will make predictions and think up new endings. We may even act out the story and the characters, sing songs and do finger plays and movement activities related to the theme. After a few stories we will create an art project related to the “topic of the day” that coincides with our story. We will also have some time to share experiences, pictures, items, etc. related to the story and theme of the day. Parents welcome and encouraged to participate at no charge.
Minimum of 3 students, Maximum of 12 students.

 

Musical Explorations
A gentle introduction to music appreciation, students can try out instruments, experiment with rhythms, play games, and sing songs together. Come explore and introduce your child to the world of music!    Parents welcome and encouraged to participate at no charge.
Minimum of 3 students, Maximum of 12 students.

 

Language

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American Sign Language
Over the course of the 8 week session, students will learn basic concepts of American Sign Language while incorporating aspects of deaf culture. The class will cover finger spelling, elementary signs, and beginning grammar concepts. A perfect course for anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of American Sign Language.
Ages 8+, Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students.

 

Poetry
An introduction to reading, analyzing, and writing poetry. Students will read a variety of poetry appropriate for all ages, talk about it with their classmates, and have a chance to workshop their own poems. No experience required, but a willingness to share requested.
Ages 8+, Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students.

 

Storytelling
Explore the art of oral storytelling, a valuable art that extends around the globe! Together, students will use language and imagination to create stories from prompts.  With activities in voice, gesture, and body language, we will develop characters and basic plot lines and share our stories with each other. Come adventure into the land of stories!
Ages 6-10, Minimum of 3 students, Maximum of 12 students.

 

Music

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All Things Music
Learn to read and understand the universal language of music. This is an all-inclusive music class that will cover a little bit of everything. Students will sing, play a variety of instruments, learn theory and technique, music history, and more! This is the perfect intro to music for students who are beginners. Students will explore the work of different composers, learn the basics of music reading, as well as develop a sense of rhythm and pitch accuracy through the use of solfège.
Ages 5-12, Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students.

 

More Things Music
A general music class for more advanced music students, this all-inclusive music class takes All Things Music to the next level. Students will continue to sing, play a variety of instruments, develop their knowledge of theory and technique, music history, and more!  Expanding on basics learned in All Things Music, students will augment their knowledge of music reading, rhythm, and pitch accuracy. This class is geared toward older students who have taken All Things Music for at least 3 sessions.
Ages 10+, Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students.

 

Group Music Classes – Keyboard, Guitar, Ukulele
These introductory classes will put a fun and creative spin on learning the fundamentals of playing the different instruments. As a group, we will discuss and learn proper playing techniques, basic music theory, as well as playing songs both individually and as a group. These classes are geared toward beginning musicians without prior knowledge of the instrument.
For Ukulele and Guitar, students must bring their own instruments.
Ages 8+, Minimum of 4 students, Maximum of 12 students.

 

Private Lessons
Private lessons in piano, voice, and guitar are available at a special discounted rate of $20 per half hour (normally $25). We welcome all ages and skill levels!

 

Art

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Exploration in Color
Students are introduced color theory while simultaneously exploring a variety of fine art materials through abstract experimentation. Methods vary widely but include fluid acrylics, alcohol inks, fine watercolors, and art journaling. Students are encouraged to bring a smock to protect clothing.
$10 materials fee applies.  Ages 8+, Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 10 students.

Soapmaking 101
Students will learn the basics of soapmaking, including poured soaps, cold process and hot process soaps, as well as infused oils, lip balms, and other bath products. Students will learn how to safely work with and store lye.
Required safety equipment includes eye protection, dust mask, gloves, and a smock.
$10 materials fee. Ages 10+ (8 and 9 year olds may register with paying adult)
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 8 students.

Explorations In Dyeing
Where last session focused on natural dyeing, this session also incorporates artificial dyes, most particularly Jacquard acid dyes, as well as the local Greener Shades dyes created in Eastford. We will be working with indigo again and doing shibori work- a classical form of Japanese folding, binding, and stitching that produces patterns in dyed pieces- as well as batik. Students are encouraged to bring a smock (and gloves, if desired) to protect clothing. No prior knowledge or class experience needed  This class is a double-block to allow for work and lab.
10 materials fee. Ages 8+ Minimum of 4 students, Maximum of 8 students.

Photography
This introduction to Photography will cover a range of basic skills in composition and lighting. Students will learn how to set up a range of shots, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between! In class, we will review concepts and examples and put our skills to use behind the camera, however students will be encouraged to practice taking pictures on their own and complete projects started in class. Students must have their own digital camera, the ability to manual focus is a plus but not required. Though this class will touch on use of aperture and shutter speed, manual cameras are not necessary for this session. $10 printing fee, not all pictures will be printed.
Ages 8+, Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 12 students.

Theater

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Drama (Ages 5-12)
This introductory drama class will focus on a variety of theatrical genres and techniques. Together we will foster a creative, cooperative, and safe space for all interested students. We will share in theatrical exercises and improv games. This session will focus on works from Shel Silverstein, using his popular poetry to create short plays, expressive monologs, and more. Ideally, students will plan on participating in this class over the course of the next two sessions (Winter and Spring) and a final performance presented at Waldron’s Studio 88 in late Spring.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate and assist their students in class and at home with reading and memorization.
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students.

 

Drama (Ages 12+)
This introductory drama class will focus on a variety of theatrical genres and techniques as well as theatrical exercises and improv games. This session will focus on works from Shel Silverstein, specifically his two person short plays. Students will have the opportunity to perform as well as assist in basic set design and basic costuming. Ideally, students will plan on participating in this class over the course of the next two sessions (Winter and Spring) and a final performance presented at Waldron’s Studio 88 in late Spring.
Minimum of 5 students, Maximum of 15 students.

 

Musical Theater
Together we will explore the origin and inner workings of musical theater. We will discuss how musical theater evolved from opera and how the genres are closely related. As a group we will focus on good singing technique, interpretation, stage presence and other basic and fundamental stage skills for singers. Throughout the program, we will work toward preparing solos as well as an ensemble number. No prior performance experience required!
Ages 10+
Minimum of 4 students, Maximum of 15 students.

 

 

 

 

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