Pre-Reading Beginnings (3 yr. olds & PreK)

Teacher: Becca Ruby

Description: We’ll learn the basics of language and reading through picture books, simple crafts and activities. Beginning with the most common phonemes, we’ll learn the sounds they make and the letters associated with them. Then we’ll begin to read by stringing these phonemes together!

Class Length: 12 weeks, year long

Homework: None

Prerequisites: none

Book: none

Supplies: Coloring pencils, crayons or markers and a pencil

Fee: $4

Charlotte’s Web: Novel Study (1st-2nd)

Teacher: Allison Wilcox

Description: We will read through the classic novel, Charlotte’s Web. While reading we’ll study different story elements such as: vocabulary, characters, plot and conflict.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Homework: None

Prerequisites: none

Book: none

Supplies: Crayons, pencil, scissors, glue stick

Fee: $5

Reading & Literature (3rd-6th)

Teacher: Penny Webster

Description: The students will read various books and show comprehension by discussion and possible quizzes.

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper, notebook/binder/folder

Fees: $35

Spelling (3rd-6th)

Teacher: Penny Webster

Description: The students will learn how to properly spell and write. They will learn spelling rules and the idiosyncrasies of the English language.

Class Length: 12 weeks, year long

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper, notebook/binder/folder

Fees: $35

MS Book Club (5th-8th)

Teacher: Kristi Fair

Description: We will be reading through and discussing all things books. Why we love them, how they change our lives, what the purpose of reading is and what we can learn from paying attention to the setting/character development and problems within the stories that need to be solved.

We discuss heavy topics (if they come up) so maturity is required.

We will not be reading at co-op and so students will need to be prepared with finishing whatever chapters are assigned. Reading is the only homework that will be assigned. Books can be read traditionally, via audio-book or on a device.

The books for the fall 2024 semester are:

  • 365 Days to Alaska by Cathy Carr
  • American Wings by By Sherri L. Smith and Elizabeth Wein
  • The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson
  • Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  • Hotel Oscar by Mike Echo

Class Length: 16 weeks

Homework: 1-2 hours

Prerequisites: None

Book: All the books listed above. Available at the library.

Supplies: All the books listed.

Fees: $10

Sentences & Paragraphs (5th-8th)

Teacher: Catherine Menefee

Description: Students will learn about sentence boundaries and types of sentences; paragraph structure and parts of a paragraph; and the 3-paragraph short essay. The class will have a fun atmosphere with both individual and group work. Some homework required.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Book: None

Supplies: Notebook or binder and pens/pencils

Fees: $5

Middle School English (6th-8th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: This course is structured around grammar skills including parts of speech, sentence structure, and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc.), all of which will be used with writing skills in composition, short stories, essays, reports, and oral presentations.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 2-3 hours.

Book: Rod and Staff English Handbook, call 606-522-4348 to order

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper (college ruled), 3-ring binder and above handbook

Fees: $30

HS Literature (9th-12th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: “This classic novel by George Orwell explores vulnerability, power, and corruption in even the most well-intentioned community. The abused animals of Manor Farm have had enough, and they suddenly rise up and take over their farm and rename it Animal Farm. They begin to build a utopian society, with Seven Commandments designed to create opportunity and equality for all. But when Napoleon and his pigs take power, life becomes harsher and more complicated for the animals. Their Seven Commandments seem to shift over time, and though once they agreed “All animals are equal,” now they are told “All animals are equal. But some are more equal than others.” The idealistic early days of Animal Farm are gone, and things have gone terribly wrong.” Setting: Allegory. (from Progeny Press)

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: Must be able to work at course grade level.

Homework: 4 or more hours

Book: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper (college rule); 3-ring binder.

Fees: $30

High School English (9th-12th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: This course is structured around grammar skills including parts of speech, sentence structure, and mechanics (punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc.), all of which will be used with writing skills in composition, short stories, essays, reports, and oral presentations.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 4 or more hours

Book: Rod and Staff English Handbook, call (606) 522-4348 to order

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper (college ruled), 3-ring binder

Fee: $30