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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SPRING 2022 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

Registration will open 11/29 - current members

12/1 - new members

UPCOMING DATES

 

Registration for the Spring 2022 will be open soon.

Spring Semester will be a 12 week session and will run on Thursdays from 9:00am - 12:50pm

01/03/22 REFUND DEADLINE - no refunds after this date

01/26/22   MANDATORY Zoom Orientation & REGISTRATION DEADLINE

01/27/22   IN PERSON VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

02/03/22  First Day of Spring Semester

03/31/22   Spring Break - NO CLASS

04/28/22  Last Day of Spring Semester

05/05/22  Make-Up Day - If needed

SPRING 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

9:00 - 9:50

first HOUR

Music Lessons: Piano, Flute and Harp

Morgan Grutzius

Private music lessons in piano, flute and harp.

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

9:00 am/9:25 am

$240 flute/piano $300 harp

PreK - 12th Grade

Gameschooling

Dana Rangel

Students will engage in educational games that target a variety of academic skills such as logic, math, strategy, read, and more. This is a wonderful opportunity for collaborative learning as students interact with peers and gain valuable communication skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

Supplies: None

Min. 10 Max. 17

$65

1st - 4th Grade

Yearbook

Kristin Lord

Students learn basic principals of yearbook production and develop skills that include writing captions and headlines, communication with families and teachers, interviewing, digital photography, desktop publishing and using appropriate technology tools for media production. They will then create a yearbook for this semester for Roots & Wings that will be available for families to purchase. Each student will receive a copy of the yearbook included in the price of the class. **Some work will be required outside of class in order to get the yearbook completed in a timely manner.

Supplies: Pencil, folder, computer, camera (a phone with a good camera would work for this)

Min. 4 Max. 14

$90

6th - 12th Grade

Continuing Through Medieval Times

Emily Bianchi

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 later half of the Medieval time period.

Supplies: pen, highlighter, scissors, glue stick

Min. 4 Max. 12

$85

8th - 12th Grade

Math Plays: Preschool

Elizabeth 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 songs and hands on activities.

Supplies: MASK REQUIRED

Min.4 Max. 10

$132

PreK - K

Gym Class (grades 3rd - 5th)

John Garcia

Gym class that offers a variety of games, sports, exercise, and fun.

Supplies: comfortable clothes, gym shoes and water

Min. 10 Max. 20

$100

3rd- 5th Grade

Spill the Ink: Poetry Analysis through Writing

Katie Brauer

We will use some of the most prolific poets and extraordinary poems to learn the academic skill of analytic writing. While students will always be welcome to create their own poems as they feel inspired, the main focus of this class will be reading poetry and writing about it. We will hone close reading skills, critical thinking, an understanding of literary devices, author's purpose, and essay writing.

Supplies: A notebook and folder for this class only, pen, pencil, highlighter.

Min. 5 Max. 15

$100

6th - 12th Grade

Breakfast Club

Chef Jessica Jackson-Nyarko

Parents, skip making breakfast each Thursday and have your budding chef or baker join us for our breakfast club. With ALL NEW RECIPES each series these aren't just your ordinary scrambled egg dishes. 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. Chef Jess of Kidinary Cooking 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.

Supplies: MASK REQUIRED

Min. 8 Max. 12

$160

K - 5th Grade

Look to the Sky! (Astronomy for kids)

Heather Giertuga

"Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another." (Plato) Has your child ever looked up in awe at the night sky? In this class, we will explore the amazing wonders of planets, the sun, the moon, and constellations. We will read about them, draw them, and even recreate them with our hands!

Supplies: pencil, folder with prongs or folder

Min. 5 Max. 15

$120

4th - 8th Grade

Art Like An Egyptian and Prehistoric Man

Emily Franz

We will explore the fascinating cave paintings of Lascaux, France, Sabretooth Tigers, Dinosaurs and Fossils, Egyptian Drawings, Stonehenge and more, and create similar 2D artworks with paint, collage and other mediums.

Min. 4 Max. 15

$120

7th - 12th Grade

9:55 - 10:45

second 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. MASK REQUIRED.

9:55 am/10:20 am

$240 flute/piano $300 harp

PreK - 12th Grade

Shall we Dance?

Alisha Kaplan

Come learn the basics of partner dance as we explore different ballroom and solo dances to piece together our very own routine. No prior dance experience necessary.

Supplies: Water bottle, markers, comfortable clothing and shoes that allow for full range of movement.

Min. 6 Max. 16

$95

1st- 12th Grade

Sign With Me! ASL 2

Heather Giertuga

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 students who have successfully completed ASL 1. In this session, students will continue learning signs for a variety of topics including time, places, requests, money, health, emotions, and more!! We will even learn how to sign another song! Basic sentence structure, conversational skills, and deaf history will also be touched upon in this course. We will strengthen our knowledge through the use of partner practice, review & fingerspelling worksheets, and receptive/expressive exercises! ​

Supplies: Pen/pencil and 3-ring binder or folder with prongs

Min. 5 Max. 15

$120

4th - 12th Grade

Art Heist

Emily Franz

Each week we will study a famous artist, their techniques and style, and attempt to reproduce one of their artworks using paint, collage, pastels and various other mediums.

Supplies: Scissors, Elmer's Glue, Colored Pencils (12 colors or more), Pencil sharpener, GLUE STICK

Min. 4 Max. 15

$120

7th - 12th Grade

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 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!

Supplies: Crayons, a folder to send work home.

Min. 7 Max. 15

$65

PreK - K

Kids Baking Academy

Chef Jessica Jackson-Nyarko

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: Students are required to bring their own mask to each class.
MASK REQUIRED

Min. 8 Max. 12

$160

1st - 4th Grade

Sign of the Beaver Novel Study

Annemarie Stone

The Sign of the Beaver is a fantastic novel that has won many awards including the Newberry Honor and the Scott O'Dell for Historical Fiction. Each week there will be reading assigned (on average 10-15 pages) and Reading comprehension questions to be answered which will be discussed during the next class. Activities will span different academic subjects and include making a vocabulary lapbook, investigating the geographical state of Maine where the story takes place, classifying different animals found throughout the novel, and discussion of the French and Indian War, to name a few.

Supplies: Copy of Sign of the Beaver (can be rented from the Library or found used), 1/2 in 3-ring binder or folder, pen/pencil, notebook paper, colored pencils or crayons

Min. 5 Max. 15

$75

5th - 7th Grade

smART creations

Liz Hetue

Come learn and have fun as we build comprehension skills and express ourselves creatively in smART creations! Engaging read-alouds, featuring current or past Monarch award-nominees, will help us build comprehension skills such as making connections, asking questions, predicting, visualization and more. Art projects will promote artistic expression while working with a variety of art materials and media.

Supplies: All materials will be provided.

Min. 4 Max. 12

$125

K - 3rd Grade

Fractions and decimals and percents, oh my!

Liz Majerczyk

We will learn about how fractions, decimals, and percents are related. We will also learn how to change between fractions, decimals, and percents. We will practice these skills through fun games and activities and will apply our skills to real world word problems. Kiddos should have strong multiplication and division skills to do well in this class.

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

Min. 5 Max. 15

$144

3rd - 5thGrade

Lego Robotics

Emily Bianchi & Kristin Lord

This course provides an introduction to robotics for students with no programming background using LEGO MINDSTORMS INVENTOR kits. Students will learn to construct, control, and program these robots through investigative and exploration activities. Students will engage in activities that explore different careers that utilize skills learned in class.

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

Min. 4 Max. 16

$150

5th - 10th Grade

11:05 - 11:55

third 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. MASK REQUIRED

11:05 am/11:30 am

$240 flute/piano $300 harp

PreK - 12th Grade

Basic Geometry

Elizabeth Majerczyk

During this class, we will be learning all about the different shapes and their attributes. We will also be learning about the shape "families" to see how certain shapes are related and why they share certain attributes. We will also be looking at and creating composite figures.

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

Min. 5 Max. 15

$132

1st - 3rd Grade

Sign With Me! ASL 1

Heather Giertuga

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: Pen/Pencil and 3 ring binder OR folder with prongs

Min. 5 Max. 15

$120

3rd- 12th Grade

Gym Class (grades 6-8)

John Garcia

Gym class that offers a variety of games, sports, exercise, and fun.

Supplies: comfortable clothes, gym shoes and water

Min. 10 Max. 20

$100

6th - 8th Grade

Storybook Dance

Alisha Kaplan

Join me in this energetic class as we read, dance, and create each week to a new theme. We will learn body movement, emotional awareness, social interaction, and motor skills as we focus on dancing and having fun.

Supplies: Water bottle, markers, glue stick, and clothing that allow full range of movement.

Min. 4 Max. 8

$75

3 year old - K

Be the Light

Gina Tanke

In this class students will learn how they can make an impact on their community as well as other communities, by spreading kindness. Students will learn the importance of kindness to self as well as to others. They will have fun learning about & contributing to some great local organizations by crafting + creating. They will even take part in organizing, planning, & executing a drive for those in need. Together we will 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.

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

Min. 5 Max. 15

$130

2nd- 12th Grade

Kids Baking Academy

Chef Jessica Jackson-Nyarko

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: Students are required to bring their own mask to each class. MASK REQUIRED

Min. 8 Max. 12

$160

4th- 6thGrade

Repurpose & Reuse Crafting Class

Sharon Mahalick

“Recycling turns things into other things which is like MAGIC.” In this class, we will endeavor to reimagine “trash” or “old things” into fun and useful “new things.” We will use plastic bags to create bracelets/keychains, soda cans into art, cardboard tubes into organizers, glass jars into decor, and more!

Supplies: A pair of leather work gloves

Min. 4 Max. 12

$35

6th - 12th Grade

Makerspace

Dana Rangel

A makerspace is a lab to design, build, experiment, and invent using recycled materials. Students will learn various STEM skills such as problem solving and attachment techniques. This class will be a mixture of teacher led projects and free exploration. Some examples of projects include building a recycled robot, marble maze, or boat. Parents will be asked to donate recycled materials such as egg cartons, toilet paper tubes, etc. to our inventory.

Supplies: Duct tape, scotch tape, scissors, liquid glue, glue stick, sharpie, markers

Min. 10 Max. 20

$70

K- 5th Grade

Art - Exploring Color Theory & Famous Artists

Angela Bougher

Students will explore beginning color theory & color combinations. Class instruction will also incorporate introduction to famous artists and their work will inspire our own! Using a variety of art mediums, (watercolors, acrylics, markers, & more) artistic skills will be developed and creativity will be encouraged.
Art supplies will be provided and are included in the cost of the class.

Supplies: Scissors, 2 sharpened pencils, and a glue stick

Min. 8 Max. 15

$125

2nd - 5th Grade

Kaleidoscope Colors & Collage

Emily Franz

In this class we will create handmade collage papers thru Gelli prints, paper marbling and mark making. We will then use our colorful papers to create collage art. We will also collaborate together by making art murals on large paper.
Supplies: Scissors, Elmer's Glue, Colored Pencils (12 colors or more), Pencil sharpener, GLUE STICK

Min. 4 Max. 15

$120

4th- 6th Grade

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. MASK REQUIRED.

12:00 pm/12:25 pm

$240 flute/piano $300 harp

PreK - 12th Grade

Gym Class (grades 1-3)

John Garcia

Gym class that offers a variety of games, sports, exercise, and fun.
Supplies: Comfortable clothes, gym shoes and water

Min. 10 Max. 20

$100

1st - 3rd Grade

Cupcake & Cake Decorating

Ava Lord

In this class students will learn the basics of cupcake and cake decorating in a hands on class. This will include learning about the tools and techniques used to create beautiful and fun designs. Students will receive all the beginner tools to use in class and at home and will practice and perfect the techniques. They will then use the techniques on cupcakes and cakes some weeks that they will be able to bring home to enjoy. We will be using boxed cake mix along with a premade buttercream icing.

Supplies: None

Min. 4 Max. 12

$100

3rd - 5th Grade

Intro to Spanish

Carollyn Mushro

This is a basic introductory course in speaking Spanish. We will cover everyday conversational topics such as-- alphabet, colors numbers, introductions, expressing interest, and weather, as well as simple grammar. Hispanic culture will be discussed within the context of the 21 countries that speak Spanish. We will practice speaking through interactive conversation and engaging games. They'll be too busy having fun to remember they are learning a new language-- the second-most spoken in the US!

Supplies: Spiral notebook, scissors, markers or colored pencils, glue stick, pen or pencil

Min. 5 Max. 15

$98

6th - 8th Grade

Rhythm and Rhyme--2

Liz Hetue

New and returning students are welcome! 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

$115

PreK - 1st Grade

Musical Theatre Dance

Heather Giertuga

Lights! Camera! Let's Dance!!!
If you child loves Disney...Broadway...Acting...Dancing...
this is the class for them!! It's even a great confidence building class for kids who need a little extra support to come out of their shells! Each week, dancers will be introduced to a different musical and taught fun dances from popular soundtracks including Aladdin, Oklahoma, Little Mermaid, Sound of Music, Frozen, and MORE! Join us for tons of fun, theatrics, and jazz hands!

Supplies: Jazz or ballet shoes (not necessary, but encouraged)

Min. 5 Max. 15

$96

2nd - 12th Grade

Convert those Units!

Elizabeth Majerczyk

In this class, we will learn to convert between units of measurement. We will learn how to convert units in both the US customary system and the metric system. We will practice these skills through fun games and activities and will apply them in real world word problems. Kiddos should have strong multiplication and division skills in order to be successful in this class.
Supplies: Calculator, binder, loose leaf paper, pencils, color coding tools (i.e. highlighters, markers, colored pencils, crayons) MASK REQUIRED

Min. 5 Max. 15

$144

5th - 6th Grade

Animal Crackers Mixed Media Animal Art

Emily Franz

In this class we will explore various art mediums when we create a different animal each week, using paint, collage, ink and various other art supplies.

Supplies: Scissors, Elmer's Glue, Colored Pencils (12 colors or more), Pencil sharpener, GLUE STICK

Min. 4 Max. 15

$120

K - 3rd Grade

The Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Human Body Part 2

Emily Bianchi

In this class we will explore different systems of the human body. We will do a variety of hands-on activities to help us understand how each of these systems work to make our bodies function well.

Supplies: Colored pencils, scissors, glue stick, pencil

Min. 10 Max. 14

$80

3rd - 5th Grade

Kids Culinary Academy

Chef Jessica Jackson-Nyarko

No previous class or experience required to enroll. Culinary Budding Chefs explore all-new recipes while learning a variety of fundamental cooking techniques including, breakfast, one-pot/pan family dishes, baking, knife skills, using herbs and spice, sauces, and more. 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 cooking techniques of all types of cuisines with a healthy twist. On the last day of class, chefs will also have a friendly cooking competition like Master Chef Junior to put their skills to the test. Previous homemade dishes include Sweet and Sour Chicken, Churros, Pizza, and more. ** Please note we are only able to accommodate: nut, dairy, and gluten allergies due to the nature of this class. **

Supplies: Students are required to bring their own mask to each class. MASK REQUIRED

Min. 8 Max. 12

$160

6th - 12th 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

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