Co-op/ Field Trip Shirts

Time to order your co-op/field trip shirts!!!

Prices:

Orange Shirt:$7

Grey Shirt:$7

Orange Bow:$5

Paypal info is carleesparks2711@gmail.com (include name and sizes in description on your order)

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Scrumps Baking Co-op Class

Scrumps Baking/Decorating Co-op Class is under way!!! This class will include a variety of learning opportunities for your student(s) in the kitchen! It will be on location at Scrumps the first Monday of each month August through May at 1 p.m. Prices will be dependent on activity/lesson: $3, $4, and $6 per a child, and will include a drink as well for the students to enjoy with their creations!  This is a first come first serve field trip so sign up space is limited to 12. Payment can be made through Paypal Carleesparks2711@gmail.com.
 
Tentative Schedule:
 
Monday, August 1, 2016: Cake Pops $3.oo
Friday, September 9, 2016: Mini Cakes $6.00
Monday, October 3, 2016: Cookies $3.00
Monday, November 7, 2016: Mini Pies $4.00
Monday, December 5, 2016: Candy Jewelry $3.00
Monday, January 2,2017: Chocolate Covered Fruit $3.00
Monday, February 6 2017: Candy Melt Suckers $3.00
Monday, March 6, 2017: Cake Pops $3.00
Monday, April 4, 2017: Mini Pies $4.00
Monday, May 2, 2017: Mini Cake $6.00

Physical Education

I have an exciting Physical Education Co-op Class!! I have spoken with Gym Tek! This class will offer a wide range of fitness opportunities with each class! Our class will meet the first Friday of each month, looking like 1 p.m., but this could change! The cost is $15 per class, 2nd and 3rd siblings $12.50, 3rd and 4th siblings $10 if paying monthly. Pay annual upfront fee of $140 per child, $115per child, 3rd and 4th $90 per child. Waivers must also be signed. This will be a first come first serve sign-up, so get signed up!! Many Blessings!

History Co-op Class

Also in the works a History Class for the 2016/2017 Drop of Grace Co-op!! Here’s what I’m hoping it will look like!! More details to come soon!! The History Co-op Classes will be the first Tuesdays of each month August through May at 2 p.m. in the afternoon.  There will be a cost, but it is still in the works.  This Co-op will require full payment by April informational meeting.

Tentative History Schedule: (Some classes might change, as I am working with a coordinator to create the best option for our co-op.)

August 2nd at 1pm: Geology and Fossil History of Tennessee, Science, Grades PreK–12
September 6th at 1pm: Art of World Peoples, The Decorative Experience, Art/Social Studies, Grades K–12
October 4th at 1pm: (Still in the works.)
November 1st at 1pm: Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee, Social Studies/Science, Grades K–12
December 6th at 1pm: Ancient Egypt: The Eternal Voice, Social Studies/Art, Grades 1–12
January 3rd at 1pm: (Still in the works.)
February 7th at 1pm: Human Origins: Searching for our Fossil Ancestors, Science/Social Studies, Grades 6–12
March 7th at 1pm: Freshwater Mussels: Treasures Past and Present, Science, Grades 1–12
April 4th at 1pm: The Civil War in Knoxville: The Battle of Fort Sanders, Social Studies, Grades 5–12
May 2nd at 1pm: Tour and Celebration of History

 

Social Studies Co-op Class

In the works is our Social Studies Co-op!! This co-op will be the first Tuesday of the months August through May.  The Social Studies Classes will vary according to class locations, but will be held in the mornings.  Prices if any will be noted soon, and required payment for this co-op by the April information meeting.

Tentative Social Studies Schedule: (Still very much in the works.)

August 2nd at 1pm: Post Office?
September 6th at 1pm: Grocery Store?
October 4th at 1pm: News Paper
November 1st at 1pm: Children’s Hospital ?
December 6th at 1pm: Church(s)?
February 7th at 1pm: Library ?
March 7th at 1pm: Restaurant ?
April 4th at 1pm: City Hall ?
May 2nd at 1pm: Celebration of our Community

 

 

Knoxville Museum of Art Field Trip and Co-op

To celebrate National Artist Appreciation Month I have scheduled a fun field trip to the Knoxville Museum of Art! The cost is free. It will began promptly at 10 am. We will arrive and break into 2 groups. Group A will consist of K – 2nd grade students, and Group B will consist of 3rd – 5th grade students. Each tour is designed for the specific age requested. The tour will last 1 hour. I have reserved up to 15 students per each group. Cost free. Please comment below if your interested in attending. I will need number of students attending and their projected fall semester grade level. This is a first come first serve sign-up! Thanks! This will also serve as our Art Co-op Class Kick-off! I have planned tours, Meet the Masters Classes, and a Art Major for our teacher! The price for the co-op is in the works! This Co-op will require full payment by April informational meeting. This trip is open as a one-time experince as well!
 
Tentative Schedule:
Friday, August 5, 2016
Tour/Meet the Masters
Friday, September 2, 2016
Tour/Class
Friday, October 7, 2016
Tour/Class
Friday, November 4, 2016
Tour/Class
Friday, December 2, 2016
Tour/Class
Friday, January 6, 2017
Tour/Meet the Masters
Friday, February 3, 2017
Tour/Class
Friday, March 3, 2017
Tour/Class
Friday, April 7, 2017
Tour/Class
Friday, May 5, 2017
Tour/Class

American Museum of Science & Energy MUSE Science Co-op Kick-off Field Trip

To help pump up all our sweet little students for our new MUSE Science Co-op I have planned a fun field trip!! Students will promptly begin with two classroom programs; Atoms & Atom Smashers, Mr. Stuffy (Anatomy)! Then 3rd – 5th have scavenger hunt on the History of Science! Students will have ample free time to explore the entire museum!! We have an area reserved for lunches so bring a sack lunch!! Grades k – 5th. Cost $2 per student, $3 per adult. Reserved for 20. If you are interested in attending please comment below. This is a first come first serve sign-up. Thanks.  This trip is open to our Science Co-op Classes a kick-off to our program, as well as an open field trip!

MUSE Science Co-op 2016/2017

Science co-op at the MUSE, plus the Planetarium and free time exploring the exhibits! We will meet the first Thursday monthly, August – May. Grades will include k – 5th. Reserved for 20. The cost will be tentatively $4.50 per student.  If you have a pass the adult fee is also waved for non participating siblings and adults. (Could rise slightly after summer.) Lunch area is available so pack a sack lunch! Please comment below if you are interested in attending. This is a first come first serve sign-up. This co-op will require full payment by April informational meeting.

Tentative Themes for field trip/classes!

August 4th 9:30-11:30:
Intro to Engeneering
September 1st 9:30-11:30:
Float Your Boat
October 6th 9:30-11:30:
Bats Abound!
November 3rd 9:30-11:30:
Our Planet & Moon
December 1st 9:30-11:30:
Inventing with Electronics
January 5th 9:30-11:30: (This date may change.)
Flip the Switch
February 3rd 9:30-11:30:
Forces & Motion
March 3rd 9:30-11:30:
Backyard Naturalist
April 6th 9:30-11:30:
What Does It Eat?
May 4th 9:30-11:30: (This date may change.)
What is an Insect?

Lawson McGhee Library Tour and Class Field Trip and Project

To celebrate back to school I planned a fun THREE part field trip and project! The first part includes a tour, presentation and story time of the library and how to use it! The second part allows the students to come and work on an age appropriate project using the skills they learned! I allowed a good 2 weeks in between the 2nd and 3rd trip to give the students plenty of time to complete their projects! The final trip includes a trip to the meeting room open to parents, grandparents and friends to come and admire the students projects! This will allow students to show off what they have learned about the library as well as their project they worked hard on!

Details:

Trip 1 Monday, August 1st @ 9:30 am
Trip 2 Monday, August 8th @ 9:30 am
Trip 3 Monday, August 29th @ 10am – 12pm
(Set-up is 10am – 10:15am then presentations may began!)

Grades k – 5th
Cost free

Reserved for 20 students. Please comment below if you are interested in attending. This is a first come first serve sign-up. Thanks.

Example of a younger student project:
Poster and short journal entry on “Picking Apples in the Fall”! (Details according to the students specific skill level.)

Example of an older student project:
Poster and short paper on “The President”! (Details according to the students specific skill level.)

Beginning in September through May we will continue a library/literacy series of co-op classes continuing to build on  the students  skills.  Theses classes will be the first Monday of each month at 9:30 am.