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CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOL CO-OPERATIVE

Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith

will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. 

Colossians 2:7

MISSION STATEMENT:

As shepherds of our children’s education, we will root our children in God’s word and teach, support, and encourage our children in their journey of academic learning and character development so that they will have strong wings to glorify God in their youth and throughout their lives.  

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FALL 2022 REGISTRATION

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REGISTRATION INFORMATION

A checklist for Registration Day 

 

FALL 2022

REGISTRATION is now OPEN.  

UPCOMING DATES

 

Registration for the Fall 2022 will be open to the public on Friday, May 6th.

Fall Semester is a 12 week session that runs on Thursdays from 9:00am - 12:50pm

 

FALL 2022

05/06/22     Registration Open to the Public

09/01/22     First Day of Fall Semester

11/17/22     Last Day of Fall Semester

12/01/22     Make-Up Day - If needed

FALL 2022 CLASS SCHEDULE

*Age 4

*Age 4

10:50 - 11:00

Halftime

Our weekly meetup in the gym

Join us for a 10 minute halftime.  Students are welcome to bring a small drink and snack to be consumed during this time.  We will recite the pledge, say prayers, make announcements, sing happy birthday to anyone celebrating and have a few minutes of social time.  

*Age 4

*Age 4

Image by Erol Ahmed

9:00 - 9:50

first HOUR

Music Lessons: Piano, Flute and Harp - FULL

Morgan Grutzius

Private music lessons in piano, flute and harp.

Supplies: Instrument to practice with and recommended lesson books as determined by instructor.

9:00 am/9:25 am

$240 flute/piano $300 harp

PreK - 12th Grade

Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Katie McClain

Get ready to dive into some fairy tale classics and their fractured friends! Each class will focus on one classic fairy tale and a fractured version of the tale as well. We will work to compare and contrast as we study the features of the texts including characters, setting and plot. Students will be engaged in story mapping, character analysis, and using their imagination to write their own fractured fairy tale as well! As a final semester project the students will bring a favorite fractured fairy tale to life through a readers theater performance!

Supplies: Pencils, crayons, markers and a folder

Min. 5 Max. 15

$75

1st - 3rd Grade

The Secret to Reading

Carly Mitrovic

Let's crack the secret code to reading together as we learn why letters get together and make the different sounds they do! We will use science-based reading approaches to become excellent decoders and fluent readers!

Supplies: Dry erase board and marker

Min. 8 Max. 15

$150

3rd - 5th Grade

Math Plays: Preschool

Elizabeth Majerczyk

Kiddos will participate in activities that will help to develop necessary early math skills. We will have fun with games and activities that will lead us to learning math through visual, verbal, musical, and kinesthetic ways.

Supplies: NONE

Min.3 Max. 10

$144

PreK - K

Pottery - FULL

Dana Rangel

In this class, students will be making their own creations out of clay. Students will learn pottery techniques such as pinching, coiling, and slab building. Example projects include coil pots, pinch pots and clay beads. We will also be discussing the science behind where clay comes from and the history of pottery. Students will also learn how to painting, glaze, and critique their pottery. All projects will be completed using air-dry clay.

Supplies: Protective art shirt (optional)

Min. 10 Max. 15

$120

1st- 5th Grade

Intro to Pastry Arts - WAITLIST

Chef Jessica Jackson

Students will dive hands-on into the world of Pastry Arts.
Learn the basics of pastry, baking and decorating with support from their lead chef instructor with a nutritious twist. Some weeks will even be multiweek projects such as baking and creating their own multi-layer cake. Budding pastry chefs will learn everything from making royal icing, pate de choux, homemade candies , crepes, leveling, crumb coating, fondant work piping skills and more. Students will even learn to use special equipment like levelers, cake turntables, airbrush sprayers, and more. The last day of class budding pastry chefs will put their skills to the test with a friendly Kidinary Cake Wars and winners will take home the Kidinary Cake Wars trophy.
** Please note we are only able to accommodate: nut, dairy, and gluten allergies due to the nature of this class.**

Supplies: All supplies are included

Min. 8 Max. 12

$180

4th - 12th Grade

Imagine Me

Gina Tanke

"Did you know that imaginative play is largely impactful in the development of a child’s social, emotional, & language skills? Join me as we use our imaginations to become different characters & enter into different stories weekly. Each week will have a designated theme in which all of our readings, songs, crafts, games, & activities will be based upon. Students may come dressed in costumes, hats, clothing, or colors based upon that week’s theme. Elements of Math, Phonics, Language Arts, Music, Art, Science, & Social Studies will all be included. Get ready to have some creative fun while enhancing the development of these critical life skills!

Supplies: crayons or markers, safety scissors, glue stick, pencil, folder

Min. 5 Max. 15

$100

PreK - 1st Grade

Sign Language 1

Heather Giertuga

PREREQUISITE: None
This class is for beginners with little to no prior knowledge of Sign Language. Students will learn the alphabet, numbers (including age), family members, colors, school subjects, animals, foods, and more!! We will even learn how to sign a song! Conversational skills and deaf history will also be touched upon in this introductory course. We will strengthen our knowledge through the use of weekly review, finger-spelling worksheets, and receptive/expressive exercises!

Supplies: 3-ring binder, pencil, colored pencils

Min. 4 Max. 15

$120

3rd - 8th Grade

Gym Class

Nikki Beechy

Students will engage in a variety of sports and activities that help teach them teamwork, self discipline, and get them moving!! Children of all ages are welcome to join as we work our way through units of games and fun!

Supplies: Gym shoes & comfy/athletic clothes!

Min. 8 Max. 20

$100

6th - 12th Grade
Image by Erol Ahmed

9:55 - 10:45

second HOUR

Music Lessons: Piano, Flute and Harp - FULL

Morgan Grutzius

Private music lessons in flute, piano and harp (beginning to advanced). $20 per individual lesson on piano and flute/$240 for 12 weeks. $25 per lesson for harp due to instrument transport/$300 for 12 weeks.

Supplies: Instrument to practice with and recommended lesson books as determined by instructor.

9:55 am/10:20 am

PreK - 12th Grade

$240 flute/piano $300 harp

Gym Class

Nikki Beechy

Students will engage in a variety of sports and activities that help teach them teamwork, self discipline, and get them moving!! Children of all ages are welcome to join as we work our way through units of games and fun!

Supplies: Gym shoes & comfy/althetic clothes!

Min. 8 Max. 20

K - 2nd Grade

$100

Kids Baking Academy - WAITLIST

Chef Jessica Jackson

No previous class or experience required to enroll. Bakers in training will learn new recipes each quarter to learn to make a variety of baked goods. Chefs will also become empowered to make informed health decisions for their mind, body, and spirit through hands-on cooking, as they learn to master various techniques. Chef Jess of Kidinary Cooking as a pediatric nutritionist with a Masters in Culinary Nutrition will teach a variety of baking techniques of all types of cuisines with a healthy twist. On the last day of class, chefs will also have a friendly cooking competition Kidinary Baking Championship to put their skills to the test. Previous homemade dishes include Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls, Pretzels, Baked Donuts, and more. ** Please note we are only able to accommodate: nut, dairy, and gluten allergies due to the nature of this class.** ​

Supplies: All supplies are included

Min. 8 Max. 12

1st - 5th Grade

$165

Pottery - WAITLIST

Dana Rangel

In this class, students will be making their own creations out of clay. Students will learn pottery techniques such as pinching, coiling, and slab building. Example projects include coil pots, pinch pots and clay beads. We will also be discussing the science behind where clay comes from and the history of pottery. Students will also learn how to painting, glaze, and critique their pottery. All projects will be completed using air-dry clay.

Supplies: Protective art shirt (optional)

Min. 10 Max. 15

6th - 12th Grade

$120

Little Seeds Play School

Katie Brauer

Join Ms. Katie for literacy, music, sensory play, nature study, and an exploration of the seasons. We will start each class with circle time and a book that will guide our day, followed by centers and activities that are designed to provide opportunities to practice the social, emergent literacy and math, fine motor, and emotional regulation skills little ones need to begin a life of learning! Please note: to those little ones who joined Ms. Katie in the spring semester, this class will be a continuation, not a repeat! So please feel free to register again and they will have all new experiences.

Supplies: Wet wipes, markers, and crayons

Min. 10 Max. 15

PreK - K

$80

Science Soup - FULL

Liz Hetue

Learn and discover with hands-on experiments, activities and stories as we explore new science topics each week. We will investigate force and motion, magnetism, have fun with slime and goo, learn about animal adaptations and so much more!

Supplies: All materials will be provided.

Min. 6 Max. 15

1st - 3rd Grade

$125

Elements of Art, Inspired by Nature - FULL

Angela Bougher

Lines, Lines, Lines - there are so many kinds! Line, the basic element of all design, has unlimited forms. Using nature as our guide, we will learn how to identify and recreate lines influenced by the environment around us. Both historical and contemporary artists will inspire our lessons & classroom masterpieces. Students will practice new techniques with a variety of art mediums, and produce artwork that demonstrates their conceptual understanding about line theory using their own unique creativity!

Supplies: Scissors, Sharpened Pencils, and a Glue Stick

Min. 8 Max. 15

3rd - 6th Grade

$130

Spanish 1

Julie Hansen

Spanish I for middle school students using McGraw Hill's curriculum, Asi se dice. This curriculum is organized by theme and each chapter includes a conversational unit. Even if your child has previously been enrolled in an introductory Spanish class, they will still benefit from some review and development of speaking and listening skills.

Supplies: Pencil, Notebook, Folder

Min. 8 Max. 15

6th - 8th Grade

$100

Storybook Dance - CANCELED

Alisha Kaplan

Come join the fun as we read, dance, craft, and play through a new topic each week. It will be a similar structure as last semester, but different topics and activities.

Supplies: Markers, glue stick, scissors, water bottle, and dressed in clothing to dance and play.

Min. 5 Max. 9

PreK - K

$100

The 4 Operations and Decimals

Liz Majerczyk

During this class, we will learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. We will practice the 4 operations through games and fun activities with our classmates. We will also be applying our new skills to real world word problems.

In order to get the most out of this class, students should know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fluently.

Supplies: binder, loose leaf paper, pencils, colored pencils/ markers/crayons/ highlighters - something to use for color coding

Min. 4 Max. 15

3rd - 5th Grade

$156

Coping, Anxiety, and Bettering Your Brain

Kelly Siebert

This class will teach student tools to navigate anxiety in a healthy way. Students will work on creating and implementing coping skills and training their bodies to work through an activated nervous system. We will engage in concentration exercises to stretch our attention muscles. We will also work on better understanding emotions, passions, anger management, and worry.

Supplies: Fitness mat, writing utensil

Min. 6 Max. 15

4th - 8th Grade

$125

Human Anatomy & Body Systems

Brad Kleine

This course will cover human anatomy and body systems including the circulatory, digestive, ears, eyes, integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, and respiratory systems.

Supplies: Folder, pencil/pen, coloring materials (colored pencil, markers, or crayons).

Min. 5 Max. 15

6th - 12th Grade

$120

Image by Erol Ahmed

11:05 - 11:55

third HOUR

Music Lessons: Piano, Flute and Harp - FULL

Morgan Grutzius

Private music lessons in flute, piano and harp (beginning to advanced). $20 per individual lesson on piano and flute/$240 for 12 weeks. $25 per lesson for harp due to instrument transport/$300 for 12 weeks.

Supplies: Instrument to practice with and recommended lesson books as determined by instructor.

11:05 am/11:30 am

$240 flute/piano $300 harp

PreK - 12th Grade

Intro to Fractions

Elizabeth Majerczyk

In class, we will explore the basics of fractions and what they represent. We will learn to represent fractions both visually and mathematically. We will also learn about improper fractions and mixed numbers.

We will do this through games and fun activities as well as hands-on explorations with our classmates. We will also be applying our new skills to real world word problems.


Supplies: binder
loose leaf paper
pencils
color coding tools (i.e. highlighters, colored pencils, markers, crayons)

Min. 3 Max. 15

$156

1st - 3rd Grade

Gym Class - WAITLIST

Nikki Beechy

Students will engage in a variety of sports and activities that help teach them teamwork, self discipline, and get them moving!! Children of all ages are welcome to join as we work our way through units of games and fun!

Supplies: Gym shoes & comfy/athletic clothes!

Min. 8 Max. 20

$100

3rd- 5th Grade

Creative Drawing - FULL

Emily Franz

In this class we will explore drawing, using creative prompts as our tool to guide us through a fun adventure of filling up our sketchbooks with a variety of different subjects and techniques.


Supplies: #2 pencils, Pencil sharpener, "Magic Rub' eraser, 9" X 12" Mixed Media spiral bound sketchbook, Ruler, Black Sharpie marker, Colored pencils, Scissors, Small set of Pigma Micron black markers with an assortment of points.

Min. 6 Max. 15

$120

4th - 6th Grade

Science Soup - WAITLIST

Liz Hetue

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Learn and discover with hands-on experiments, activities and stories as we explore new science topics each week. We will dive deep into the ocean, fly high into outer space, have fun with slime and goo, learn about animal adaptations and so much more!

Supplies: All materials will be provided.

Min. 6 Max. 10

$125

PreK - K

Bible Memory Masters - WAITLIST

Dana Rangel

In this class, we will be using games, songs, art, and friendly competition to memorize bible verses and passages. Example activities include artistic bible journaling, jeopardy competitions, and ASL signs. We will be using a variety of reputable translations including NIV, NIVr, and NLT.

Supplies: Pencil, Coloring materials (colored pencils, crayons, or markers)

Min. 10 Max. 15

$70

1st - 4th Grade

Sign Language 2

Heather Giertuga

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion
of SIGN 1
Students will learn seasons, places, requests, money, health, emotions and more!! We will even learn how to sign another song! Conversational skills will be expanded upon in this course. We will continue strengthening our knowledge through the use of weekly review, finger-spelling worksheets, and receptive/expressive exercises!

Supplies: 3-ring binder, pencil, colored pencils

Min. 4 Max. 15

$120

3rd- 8th Grade

NaNoWriMo - FULL

Mia Snowley

Calling all future novelists! NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and through this course, students will get to write their own book! Whether a struggling writer or one who loves to make up creative tales, students will learn how to craft a short story from beginning to end and by the final class, students will receive their own published story in an anthology (a collection of all the students’ short stories combined in one book.) As students write, the course will focus on these questions: What is genre? How do you do a character sketch? Why does the point of view matter? What is a protagonist and antagonist? How do I overcome writer’s block? These questions and more will be explored depending on age level and skill. Writing is an essential tool that will help students grow in communicating through written word and become more confident in composition.

Supplies: two composition notebooks and pencils

Min. 5 Max. 12

$100

6th - 12th Grade

The Secret to Reading

Carly Mitrovic

Let's crack the secret code to reading together as we learn why letters get together and make the different sounds they do! We will use science-based reading approaches to become excellent decoders and fluent readers!

Supplies: Dry erase board and marker

Min. 8 Max. 15

$150

PreK- K

Be The Light - Part 2

Gina Tanke

"In part 2 of this class, students will continue to learn how they can make an impact on their community as well as other communities by spreading kindness. We will focus on the importance of kindness to self as well as to others. They will have fun learning about & contributing to more great local organizations by crafting & creating. They will even take part in planning, organizing, & executing a fundraising event to help those in need. Together we will continue to use the gifts that God gave us to be the light for those who need us. This class will include elements of Math, Literature, Art, & Social Studies as well.

*note: All students in appropriate grade levels may register, even if they did not previously take my “Be the Light” course."

Supplies: crayons, markers, or colored pencils, scissors, glue, pencil, ruler, folder

Min. 5 Max. 15

$135

2nd - 12th Grade

Cooking Around the World

Chef Jessica Jackson

No previous class or experience required to enroll. Culinary Budding Chefs explore all-new recipes from around the world with a healthy twist while learning about a variety of different cultures and languages. On the last day of class, chefs will also have a friendly cooking competition like Chopped Junior to put their worldwide skills to the test with a friendly cooking competition. Previous homemade dishes include Orange Chicken, Churros, and more. ** Please note we are only able to accommodate: nut, dairy, and gluten allergies due to the nature of this class. **

Supplies: All supplies are included

Min. 8 Max. 12

$165

3rd - 12th Grade
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12:00 - 12:50

fourth HOUR

Music Lessons: Piano, Flute and Harp

Morgan Grutzius

Private music lessons in flute, piano and harp (beginning to advanced). $20 per individual lesson on piano and flute/$240 for 12 weeks. $25 per lesson for harp due to instrument transport/$300 for 12 weeks.

Supplies: Instrument to practice with and recommended lesson books as determined by instructor.

12:00 pm/12:25 pm

$240 flute/piano $300 harp

PreK - 12th Grade

Who Was..? - FULL

Alisha Kaplan

Join us as we learn history through the people who lived it. We will learn about a different important figure in history each week as we dive into their time period and life. We will loosely follow the Who Was? book series with plenty of crafts and activities.

Supplies: Markers, pencil or pen, glue stick, scissors

Min. 6 Max. 15

$100

2nd - 6th Grade

Integers and the 4 Operations

Elizabeth Majerczyk

During this class, we will learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals. We will practice the 4 operations through games and fun activities with our classmates. We will also be applying our new skills to real world word problems.

In order to get the most out of this class, students should know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fluently.

Supplies: binder, loose leaf paper, pencils,
colored pencils/ markers/crayons/ highlighters - something to use for color coding "

Min. 3 Max. 15

$168

5th - 7th Grade

Red Berries White Clouds Blue Sky - WWII Novel Study - CANCELED

Annemarie Stone

The novel for this unit study is Red Berries White Clouds Blue Sky by Sandra Dallas. We will be discussing WWII, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and life of the Japanese-Americans during this time. We will also focus on elements of poetry, symbolism, figurative language, and themes found in our novel and several poems while completing various fun, thought-provoking activities. Everyone will have opportunities to write their own poems, as well. Each week there will be a reading assigned and comprehension questions to be completed at home, which will be discussed during the next class.

Supplies: a copy of Red Berries, White Cloud, and Blue Sky (can be found at the library or used), pencil/pen, highlighter(s), folder, notebook paper

Min. 6 Max. 15

$75

6th - 9th Grade

Rhythm and Rhyme

Liz Hetue

This class will foster a love of reading as we read, sing and interact with texts that have rhythm, rhyme, and repetition. Predictable patterns and engaging texts will build confidence in our youngest readers. Interactive read-alouds, shared reading and other literacy based activities will build early reading skills. New and returning students are welcome!

Supplies: All materials will be provided

Min. 6 Max. 12

$115

PreK - 1st Grade

Sign Language 3

Heather Giertuga

PREREQUISITE: Successful completion
of SIGN 1 & 2
Students will learn new categories of sign including nature, weather, household, holidays, and sports. We will even learn how to sign another song! Conversational skills will be expanded upon in this course. We will continue strengthening our knowledge through the use of weekly review, finger-spelling worksheets, and receptive/expressive exercises!

Supplies: 3-ring binder, pencil, colored pencils

Min. 4 Max. 15

$120

3rd - 8th Grade

LEGO Robotics Team - WAITLIST

Kristin Lord & Emily Bianchi

"Be a part of our co-op's official LEGO Robotics team! We will take what students learned in LEGO Robotics last semester and use it to build and program the LEGO MINDSTORM INVENTORS to complete challenges. As a team, we will engage in research, problem-solving, coding and engineering – building and programming a LEGO robot that navigates the missions of a robot game. Our competitive research project will be to identify and solve a relevant real-world problem. The research and competition theme will be announced over the summer. This class will meet for an additional hour after co-op.

*Students must be pre-approved by the teachers before they are enrolled in the class.
*MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO KRISTIN LORD*

Supplies: Pencil, folder, and some weeks students may bring a laptop or Ipad if accessible

Min. 8 Max. 16

$150

5th - 8th Grade

Adventures in Collage

Emily Franz

In this class, we will create a weekly collage in our sketchbooks by following creative prompts to explore and learn new techniques to 'paint with scissors,' as Matisse so eloquently described it.

Supplies: Scissors, Glue Stick, 8 oz. bottle of matte Mod Podge, Ruler, 12" X 9" Mixed Media spiral bound sketchbook, Black Sharpie marker, #2 pencils and a sharpener.

Min. 6 Max. 15

$120

7th - 12th Grade

The Secret to Reading

Carly Mitrovic

Let's crack the secret code to reading together as we learn why letters get together and make the different sounds they do! We will use science-based reading approaches to become excellent decoders and fluent readers!

Supplies: Dry erase board and marker

Min. 8 Max. 15

$150

1st - 2nd Grade

Creative Writing

Gina Tanke

In this class students will have the opportunity to learn about & explore different forms of writing in a non-judgmental space. We will focus on finding inspiration, searching within, & allowing our creative side out through various forms of writing. Journals, essays, letters, short stories, & different types of poetry will all be explored. Students will have the opportunity to share some of their creative work with their peers if they choose to do so. They will also select their favorite piece of work to submit into a class book that we will be compiling.

Supplies: crayons, colored pencils, or markers, pencil, pen, notebook

Min. 5 Max. 15

$95

4th - 8th Grade

Beauty of Nature: Introduction to Ecology & Conservation

Rachel Klode

Explore the beauty and complexities of ecosystems. Local ecosystems and biodiversity will be highlighted, and ways that we can help to protect God's creation. Students will be encouraged (not required) to explore local preserves, parks, and their own neighborhoods to apply our class content

Supplies: Folder, notebook, colored pencils

Min. 4 Max. 15

$100

6th - 8th Grade
 
 
 
 
 

TEACHER'S CORNER

Teachers are a vital part of helping Roots and Wings succeed.  We thank you for your time and consideration.  If you are interested in being a teacher at Roots and Wings, we ask that you please click the button on the left of this page and fill out the forms.

Please note: all applicants will be required to submit a background check with a one time fee of $12.

 Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. 

rootsandwingshomeschool@gmail.com

Thank you and God Bless!

~ Roots and Wings Board of Directors

 
 

ABOUT US

Roots and Wings began as a small gathering of families who came together with a desire to see homeschool class offerings in the Lincoln-Way area. Our group is made up of homeschooling parents and their children who use their time and talents so that many homeschoolers may benefit.

Roots and Wings is a Christian homeschooling co-operative for children PreK-12th grade. We desire to bring glory to God by providing activities, fellowship, and learning opportunities to enhance a family’s homeschooling journey.

Roots and Wings meets on Thursday mornings from 9:00a-12:50p at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Frankfort, IL. Families can choose to participate in anywhere from 1 to 4 hours of class options throughout the morning. (You do NOT have to sign up for all 4 hours.)

 

Our schedule is as follows:

1st Hour      9:00 - 9:50

2nd Hour      9:55 - 10:45

Halftime     10:50 - 11:00

3rd Hour      11:05 - 11:55

4th Hour      12:00 - 12:50

Various other activities and outings are hosted throughout the year. Because we are a cooperative, all parents play a part in making our days run smoothly. See the VOLUNTEER tab on our Registration page for more detail.

Roots and Wings CHC Board of Directors is comprised of 6 member parents taking part in co-op. We are also a volunteer board.  With that being said, please know, we don't promise complete oversight on the teachers curriculum.  The board expects final considerations to be made by the parents.  

 
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CONTACT

RootsandWingsHomeschool@gmail.com

 

We meet at:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

177 Luther Ln.

Frankfort, IL 60423

Thank you! We will be contacting you shortly.