Face coverings will be strongly encouraged in common areas - hallways, bathrooms and halftime.  Once in the classroom, face coverings will be a matter of personal preference unless required by the teacher as stated in the class description.  

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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 2021 REGISTRATION

OUR HANDBOOK

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

For now and future use

A  requirement for all

Roots & Wings Parents

ONLINE REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

A checklist for Registration Day

Coming May 17, 2021

UPCOMING DATES

 

Registration for the Fall 2021 will be open May 17, 2021.

Fall Semester will be a 12 week session and will run on Thursdays from 9:00am - 12:40pm

 

08/05/21   MANDATORY Orientation

09/02/21  First Day of Fall Semester

11/18/21  Last Day of Fall Semester

12/02/20   Make-Up Day - If needed

FALL 2021 CLASS SCHEDULE

*Age 4

*Age 4

*Age 4

*Age 4

9:00 - 9:50

first HOUR

Math Plays: Preschool

Liz Majerczyk

During each class, we will read a story while discussing the math concepts integrated in it. After our story, we will then do a math craft related to the story. We will also practice our math skills through hands on activities. Supplies: None MASK REQUIRED

Min. 4 Max. 10

$132

PreK

MindUP

Dana Rangel

Students will learn about the anatomy and physiology of how the brain responds to emotions. We will be using the curriculum MindUP which has been shown through research to improve behavior and learning. Students will learn strategies for helping focus their attention, improve their self-regulation skills, build resilience to stress, and develop a positive mind-set in both school and life. Supplies: None

Min. 8 Max. 12

$60

3rd - 5th Grade

Medieval Times

Emily Bianchi

Travel back in time to the fall of the Roman Empire. Starting here, we will explore the key people and events that make this such an interesting time in history. We will have class discussions and activities to reinforce concepts from the Medieval time period. Supplies: pen, highlighter, scissors and a gluestick.

Min. 4 Max. 12

$95

8th - 12th Grade

Legos for Littles

Kristin Lord

LEGOS! There is so much to learn with Legos at all ages. In this class, students will learn some basic building strategies, have some free build time, and be given some themed challenges to complete. We will also learn basic presentation skills while presenting their creations to the class. Supplies: LEGO Classic Medium Creative Brick Box 10696 (484 pieces) Available on Amazon for $27

Min.4 Max. 10

$60

K - 2nd Grade

TruSelf Empowerment

Gina Slager

TruSelf Empowerment is a deeply interactive program for small groups of young girls and boys in a safe, nurturing environment. This program recognizes the importance of planting seeds of empowerment at an early age to help diffuse many of the challenging issues they will be faced with during their upcoming teen years. Through thoughtful and interactive practices, each person is gifted a foundation to love, honor, and respect themselves.
By using the following methods, the program aims to bring comfort to teens/tweens when addressing these important topics, while also minimizing stress, fear and anxiety. Respectful listening, peer partnership, interactive talk, yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, breathing techniques
journaling, & creative art projects, CHOCOLATE… and much more. Fee includes all crafting materials and journal. MASK REQUIRED

Min. 8 Max. 20

$150

5th - 12th Grade

How to Think

Darrell Holmquist

Overall goal is to produce young people who exhibit mature, critical thinking on an adult level. Strategies, theories, and experiences will be provided using a faith-based book ("The Thinking Toolbox"). To reach aforementioned objective, students will learn how to use humor, clarity, and logic. Exercises are challenging and will provoke lively discussion both in class and at home. Supplies: "The Teaching Toolbox" book will cost $10-$20. Book is mandatory.

Min. 8 Max. 20

$10-$20

9th - 12th Grade

Breakfast Club

Chef Jessica

Parents, skip making breakfast each Thursday and have your budding chef or baker join us for our breakfast club. Whether your child is a beginner or more experienced in the kitchen this is the perfect class for them. They will feel empowered as they learn how to choose healthy breakfast options and prepare them. These aren't just your ordinary scrambled egg dishes. Chef Jess of Kidinary Academy with a Masters in Culinary Nutrition will teach students how to make a variety of homemade breakfast dishes like Breakfast Tacos (with homemade tortillas), Crepes, Biscuits, Granola, Scones, Pancake Art, and more. ** Please note we are only able to accommodate: nut, dairy, and gluten allergies due to the nature of this class. ** All materials will be provided. MASK REQUIRED

Min. 7 Max. 12

$165

K - 5th Grade

Gym Class

John Garcia

Various sports and activities that will get the kids moving and having fun. Supplies: comfortable clothes and gym shoes

Min. 10 Max. 20

$100

6th - 8th Grade

9:55 - 10:45

second HOUR

Gina Marie's Singsong and Yoga

Gina Slager

Gina Marie's Singsong and Yoga is an interactive program. Gina has a musical CD out called "The Blue Alligator". She uses the songs from her CD to promote positive thinking, manage emotions, relax, empower with her positive messages and songs, gain greater self confidence, self awareness and self love. Emotional intelligence is key to planting seeds of empowerment! We will play games, sing, drum, practice yoga, meditation and deep relaxation! Supplies: None MASK REQUIRED

Min. 8 Max. 20

$130

PreK - K

Kids Baking Academy

Chef Jessica

Students will dive hands on into exploring the world of nutrition. In each class Chef Jess of Kidinary Academy as a pediatric nutritionist with a Masters in Culinary Nutrition will include a game or activity that educates the student about nutrition, how to make wise food choices (importance of different vitamins in foods, food is grown, eating the rainbow, food shopping, reading food labels, etc...) and encourage them to explore different fun snacks. At the end of each class, students will have the opportunity to enjoy a tasting or making quick snacks each week. **Please note we are only able to accommodate: nut, dairy and gluten allergies due to the nature of this class.** Supplies: None MASK REQUIRED

Min. 7 Max. 12

$165

2nd - 6th Grade

Home Design

Kristin Lord

Students will learn what skills are used by architects when drawing their site and floor plans. They will then practice drawing things to scale and use that knowledge along with architecture templates and tools to draw their own plans for a house. Once they have floor plans, they will have the option to use interior design skills to place furniture and choose color schemes. The last few weeks of class we will explore some online design software to design digitally. Supplies: Students will need a laptop the last few weeks of class. If needed they could share.

Min. 4 Max. 12

$85

6th - 12th Grade

The USA

Debbie Spano

Great states, this will be a fun class!! Students will start to identify the states and learn the capitals (introductory - not mastery!), through a series of fun hands-on activities, music, games and literature. This class will also incorporate world geography, maps and globes and continent lessons with the United States being the main focus. Supplies: Paper and writing utensils

Min. 6 Max. 12

$50

K - 2nd Grade

Dance and Learn Around the World

Alisha Kaplan

Come with me as we travel around the world (from our classroom) to learn several dances. Every two weeks we will immerse ourselves in a new culture and learn a new dance. We will spend on week learning about the country and culture, and spend the following week learning the partner dance that originated there. Supplies: Clothes that enable full range of motion and a water bottle if desired.

Min. 4 Max. 14

$75

2nd - 12th Grade

A Look Inside... Dissection 101

Emily Bianchi

We will learn about the nervous system, respiratory system, circulatory system, and dissection techniques. To help understand how these body systems work, we will spend most of our class sessions doing actual dissections. Working in small lab groups, the students will dissect a sheep brain, a sheep heart, a swine lung section, a frog and more. Please note a $40 materials fee is included in the enrollment fee. Supplies: colored pencil set, scissors, glue stick, pen

Min. 6 Max. 12

$105

6th - 12th Grade

Executive FUNctioning

Annemarie Stone

Executive Functioning Skills such as listening to others when they are speaking, not giving up even when a task is difficult, and realizing making mistakes helps their brains grow are very important for children to obtain in order to be successful in learning and life. Lessons will incorporate Bible verses, games, singing and other fun activities. Have your children join me in learning and practicing Executive Functioning Skills in tandem with Reading Strategies, including predicting, making connections, questioning, and determining main idea, while reading a variety of wonderful books including Happy Dreamer, Bubble Gum Brain, Even Superheroes Make Mistakes and more. Supplies:; 1/2 inch binder, pencil, crayons or colored pencils, and a 1 subject notebook or notebook paper in binder.

Min. 3 Max. 10

$70

1st - 2nd Grade

The 4 Operations and Fractions/Mixed Numbers

Liz Majerczyk

During this class, we will learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with fractions as well as mixed numbers. 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. They also need to have a basic understanding of fractions and mixed numbers. Supplies: binder, loose leaf paper, pencils, colored pencils/markers/crayons/highlighters - something to use for color coding. MASK REQUIRED

Min. 5 Max. 15

$144

3rd - 6th Grade

11:05 - 11:55

third HOUR

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. Supplies: None

Min. 4 Max. 12

$110

PreK - 1st Grade

Executive FUNctioning Skills

Annemarie Stone

Executive Functioning Skills such as expanding growth mindset, not giving up when a task seems too difficult, and planning and organization are very important for children to obtain in order to be successful in learning and life. Lessons will incorporate Bible verses, singing, games, and other fun activities. Have your children join me in learning and practicing Executive Functioning Skills while working on essential Reading Comprehension Strategies such as making connections, questioning, inferring, and deciphering character traits/feelings using wonderful books such as Happy Dreamer, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, Even Superheroes Make Mistakes, and more. Supplies: 1/2 inch binder, pencil, crayons or colored pencils, and a 1 subject notebook or notebook paper in the binder

Min. 3 Max. 10

$70

3rd - 5th Grade

Snack Attack Nutrition Class

Chef Jessica

Students will dive hand on into exploring the world of nutrition. In each class Chef Jess of Kidinary Academy as a pediatric nutritionist with a Masters in Culinary Nutrition will include a game or activity that educates the student about nutrition, how to make wise food choices (importance of different vitamins in foods, food is grown, eating the rainbow, food shopping, reading food labels, etc..), and encourage them to explore different fun snacks. At the end of each class, students will have the opportunity to enjoy a tasting or making quick snacks each week. **Please note we are only able to accommodate: nut, dairy, and gluten allergies due to the nature of this class. ** Supplies: None MASK REQUIRED

Min. 7 Max. 12

$130

3rd- 8th Grade

Sign With Me

Miss Heather

Did you know that American Sign Language is the third most commonly used language in the US?!? Join us to learn this beautiful language spoken with your hands! This class is for beginners with little to no prior knowledge of ASL. In this session, 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! Basic sentence structure, conversational skills, and deaf history will also be touched upon in this introductory course. We will strengthen our knowledge through the use of partner practice, review & fingerspelling worksheets, and receptive/expressive exercises! Supplies: 3 prong folder with pockets, crayons, pencil

Min. 3 Max. 15

$120

K - 3rd Grade

LEGO Challenge

Kristin Lord

LEGOS! There is so much to learn with Legos at all ages. In this class, students will learn design and building building strategies, engineering concepts, have free build time and be given themed challenges to complete. We will also work on presentation skills as students will present their creations to their class. Supplies: LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box 10698 (790 pieces) Available on Amazon for $38

Min. 4 Max. 12

$60

3rd - 5th Grade

Personal Finance

Brian Bougher

This course utilizes Dave Ramsey’s Foundations in Personal Finance: Middle School Edition, excellent for Middle and High School students. Each of the 12 chapters cover important money topics that build financial confidence and inspire hope in your students' lives. We will utilize Dave’s materials combined with live teaching, homework, hands-on applications, & fun group activities. Supplies: Pen, paper, notebook. Fee includes a workbook.

Min. 8 Max. 15

$135

5th - 12th Grade

Time and Money (Basics to Advanced)

Liz Majerczyk

Within this class, we will review the basics of time: telling time and drawing clock hands as well as the basics of money: counting money to get an exact amount and given an amount stating the coins needed. After reviewing, we will learn to compute elapsed time as well as make change. We will practice these concepts through fun games and activities and will apply them through real world situations.
Students should know the basics of time and money already in order to get the most out of this class as well as be fluent in their addition and subtraction facts. Supplies: *binder
*loose leaf paper
*pencils
*colored pencils, crayons, markers or highlighters - something to be used for color coding. MASK REQUIRED

Min. 5 Max. 15

$132

1st - 3rd Grade

The PC and Me

John Garcia

Comparing the human body to a computer. Supplies: None

Min. 8 Max. 15

$120

3rd - 6th Grade

Order in The Court

Debbie Spano

Mock court is now in session! In this class we'll utilize mock trials to help students develop useful knowledge about the law, questioning techniques, critical thinking, and oral advocacy skills. Students will have the opportunity to be lawyers, jury members, witnesses, court reporters, and judges, while they learn about the difficulties of all parties face in attempting to resolve legal conflicts justly. Supplies: Paper and writing utensils.

Min. 10 Max. 15

$50

6th - 12th Grade

12:00 - 12:50

fourth HOUR

Learn to Move and Move to Learn

Alisha Kaplan

Come with me as we travel around the world (from our classroom) to learn several dances. Every two weeks we will immerse ourselves in a new culture and learn a new dance. We will spend one week learning about the country and culture, and spend the following week learning the partner dance that originated there. Supplies: Scissors, glue stick, markers, clothes and shoes you are able to have full range of motion in, and a water bottle.

Min. 4 Max. 7

$65

PreK - K

Mr. Todd's Music Studio

Todd Beebe

Beginner to advanced, private and small group music lessons for guitar and ukulele. All classes include a comprehensive understanding of music theory in addition to the development of the musical skills required to play/use the instrument of the student’s choosing. *Please note, this is a 25 minute lesson. Supplies: Acoustic Guitar or ukulele. If you have an electric guitar you will need a small amplifier as well. Also a pencil and a notebook for each lesson. Students will be emailed audio tracks for home practice and worksheets to print out and bring to class. If you do not already have an instrument the teacher may be contacted about guitar or ukulele purchase or rental. *PLEASE NOTE ($25/class for groups of 3, $30/class for groups of 2, $35/class for one-on-one) MASK REQUIRED

Min. 1 Max. 3

$420*

2nd - 12th Grade

Poetry

Liz Majerczyk

During this class, we will take a look at some common types of poetry and discuss what makes each unique. We will also spend time creating our own poems as well as analyzing poems written by others. Supplies: binder, loose leaf paper, pencils MASK REQUIRED

Min. 5 Max. 15

$132

3rd - 6th Grade

Game On

Liz Hetue

Join in the fun as we play cooperative group games and learn problem-solving strategies as students build a positive social and emotional well-being. We will recreate classic favorites such as Cootie and Chutes and Ladders, in addition to many other engaging games! Supplies: None

Min. 4 Max. 12

$110

K - 2nd Grade

The Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Human Body

Emily Bianchi

In this class we will explore the nervous system, circulatory system, and the respiratory system. We will do a variety of hands-on activities to help us understand how each of these systems work. This class will include dissection demonstrations of an animal brain, heart, lung, and a frog.
*Student participation (cutting and pinning) in the dissections will be permitted at the teacher's discretion. Supplies: colored pencils, scissors, glue stick, pen. Please note fee also includes a $25 materials fee.

Min. 6 Max. 12

$90

3rd - 5th Grade

Kids Culinary Academy

Chef Jessica

No previous class or experience required to enroll. Bakers in training will 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 Academy 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: None MASK REQUIRED

Min. 7 Max. 12

$165

3rd - 12th Grade

Rising Star Musical Theatre

Connie Johnson

Students will explore their musical, dramatic and creative side while learning theatrical terms, musical concepts and basic dance steps. Students will learn acting warm ups, improv games and how to make props as they prepare scenes and songs from popular musicals such as “The Wizard of Oz”, “Frozen” or “Alice in Wonderland”. We will record the performance of a scene and song in costume that students can share with family and friends. Supplies: A pencil, folder and a water bottle that seals and doesn't spill. All prop making materials will be provided but students may need to bring scissors. Costumes will be provided but students may need their own simple pieces such as a white shirt or black pants. MASK REQUIRED

Min. 6 Max. 15

$150

1st - 5th Grade

Gym Class

John Garcia

Various sports and activities that will get the kids moving and having fun.
Supplies: comfortable clothes, gym shoes

Min. 10 Max. 20

$100

3rd - 5th Grade

World Religions from a Biblical Perspective

Brian Bougher

We are believers in Christ, but we live in a diverse world. Knowing what you believe is crucial and knowing what someone else believes is even better! This is a Christian worldview class which teaches the basics of other world religions: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Atheism/Agnosticism, and a short overview of minor religions. 1 Peter 3:15 discusses the ability and importance of being able to defend and even reason one’s faith. Knowing what someone else believes makes one’s personal faith stand even stronger. Supplies: pen, binder

Min. 8 Max. 15

$125

6th - 12th Grade
 
 
 
 

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 say the pledge, say prayers, make announcements, sing happy birthday to anyone celebrating and have a few minutes of social time.  

 

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.

 
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CONTACT

RootsandWingsHomeschool@gmail.com

 

We meet at:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

177 Luther Ln.

Frankfort, IL 60423

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