Fall 2014 Co-Op Class Descriptions

Fall 2014 Class Descriptions are in the process of being developed. Here is a sneak peak of some of the exciting things being offered this fall. Class descriptions will continue to be updated as teachers finalize their plans.

Session 1: September 10 – October 8. Field trip planned for October 15

Session 2: October 29- December 3 (Off on November 26). Field trip planned for December 10th.

Classes meet on Wednesdays in central Broad Ripple. Morning sessions run from 10-12 and afternoon sessions run from 12:45-2:15. Please plan on arriving between 9:30-9:45 to allow for students and teachers to get settled in. Classes will begin promptly at 10:00. Please also plan to stay 10-15 minutes after classes to help clean up. 

Class Descriptions

0-2 year olds:

Cost: AM Sessions: $2/session 

         PM Sessions: $0

Session 1 (9/10-10/8) and Session 2 (10/29-12/3)
10:00-12:00: Nursery Time
Babies and toddlers will play in the nursery with assigned parents.

12:45-2:15: Nursery Time
Babies and toddlers will play in the nursery with assigned parents.

3-5 year olds:

Cost: AM sessions: $10/session

         PM sessions: $0

 

Session 1 (9/10-10/8) and Session 2 (10/29-12/3)

10:00-12:00: Animals and their Habitats
Students will focus on topic of animals and their habitats (forests, desert, arctic) using stories, art, music, games, and lots of hands-on learning.

12:45-2:15: Free Play
Come enjoy some free play time with friends!

5-7year olds:

Cost: AM sessions $10

         PM Sessions: $2/session for those 7+ in book club. $0 for 5 year olds in free play. 

Sessions 1: (9/10-10/8)

10:00-12:00: Crazy Kid Concoctions

Art meets science in this hands-on class. Students will have the chance to concoct fun art supplies like paint, dough, and paste. Once the supplies are made, students will use them for various projects. This class may also include some fun organized games/activities as time permits. 

12:45-2:15: Free Play/Book Club
Come enjoy some free play time with friends or join us for book club!

Session 2: (10/29-12/3) 

10-12:00 ** Currently being planned. Will be updated soon! 

7-9 year olds:

Cost: AM: Session 1 $15, Session 2 $9

         PM: $2/session

Session 1 (9/10-10/8)

10:00-11:00 Crazy Kid Concoctions

Art meets science in this hands-on class. Students will have the chance to concoct fun art supplies like paint, dough, and paste. Once the supplies are made, students will use them for various projects. 

11:00-12:00: Writer’s Workshop: How-To Writing

Students will learn procedural writing, or “how-to” writing, in this class. Through the use of engaging and illustrative read alouds; fun, hands-on activities; and guided writing exercises, students will learn how to write a procedural text that teaches others how to do something that the student is an expert on (for example, How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, How to Make a Paper Airplane, How to Climb a Tree, How to Build a Fort, etc.).

Along the way, we’ll learn about parts of speech, transition words, punctuation, and sequencing.

Each one-hour class will consist of a read aloud, a mini-lesson, guided writing, independent writing, conferring, and sharing.

Note: Children who still struggle with writing will be able to dictate their writing to an adult helper who will write it for them.

Session 2:(10/29-12/3) 

10:00-11:00 Think! Teambuilding

This class will bring out the builder in every participant while sharpening the ability to problem-solve and developing team work.Each week the students will receive building materials and
project specifications without any instruction of HOW to do it. They will have to flex their brain muscles in order to complete
the assigned constructions.

11:00-12:00 Writer’s Workshop Fiction Writing

Students will learn the art and craft of fiction writing in this class. Through the use of engaging and illustrative read alouds; fun, hands-on activities; and guided writing exercises, students will learn about different story genres, how to get ideas for stories, how to write believable dialogue, how to develop interesting characters, how to introduce and resolve conflict, and more.

Along the way, we’ll learn about conventions such as verb tense, descriptive language, and punctuation.

Each one-hour class will consist of a read aloud, a mini-lesson, guided writing, independent writing, conferring, and sharing.

Note: Children who still struggle with writing will be able to dictate their writing to an adult helper who will write it for them.

12:45-2:15: Book Club, led by parents of the 6+ class

Do you love to read? Have you ever wished you could discuss the books your read with your friends? Then, come join us for a book club. Each week will have discussions based on the selected book.

9-12 year olds:

Cost: AM: Session 1 $10, Session 2, $5

         PM Session: $2/session

Session 1:(9/10-10/8)

10:00-11:00 Cool Structures
Learn about famous pyramids, bridges, catapults and towers!  Then, try your hand at building these cool structures out of popsicle sticks, glue, rubber bands, spaghetti, and marshmallows.  Based on the book, “Cool Structures” by Anders Hanson and Elissa Mann.

11:00-12:00 Writer’s Workshop: How-To Writing

Students will learn procedural writing, or “how-to” writing, in this class. Through the use of engaging and illustrative read alouds; fun, hands-on activities; and guided writing exercises, students will learn how to write a procedural text that teaches others how to do something that the student is an expert on (for example, How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, How to Make a Paper Airplane, How to Climb a Tree, How to Build a Fort, etc.).

Along the way, we’ll learn about parts of speech, transition words, punctuation, and sequencing.

Each one-hour class will consist of a read aloud, a mini-lesson, guided writing, independent writing, conferring, and sharing.

Session 2:(10/29-12/3) 

10:00-11:00 Residential Architecture

We will learn about the four basic house designs available to Architects. Learn about the three principle views used in architecture and discuss factors that influence room design. We will finish with models made from upcycled materials.

11:00-12:00Writer’s Workshop Fiction Writing

Students will learn the art and craft of fiction writing in this class. Through the use of engaging and illustrative read alouds; fun, hands-on activities; and guided writing exercises, students will learn about different story genres, how to get ideas for stories, how to write believable dialogue, how to develop interesting characters, how to introduce and resolve conflict, and more.

Along the way, we’ll learn about conventions such as verb tense, descriptive language, and punctuation.

Each one-hour class will consist of a read aloud, a mini-lesson, guided writing, independent writing, conferring, and sharing.

12:45-2:15:Book Club, led by parents of the 6+ class

Do you love to read? Have you ever wished you could discuss the books your read with your friends? Then, come join us for a book club. Each week will have discussions based on the selected book.

12 and Up/Teens:

Cost: $10 total for both sessions

Sessions 1-2:
10:00-12:00: TBD by interests of participants and class parents. Will most likely consist of critical thinking and open discussions on topics chosen. 

12:45-2:15 Book Club, led by parents of the teen class
Do you love to read? Have you ever wished you could discuss the books your read with your friends? Then, come join us for a book club. Each week will have discussions based on the selected book. Students will be expected to take turns leading discussion.

**** If you have questions, please direct those to our facebook page (Roots and Wings Indy).

Full STEAM ahead!

Roots and Wings is trying something new and exciting this year! For the 2014-2015 year, each age group will be incorporating STEM/STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) education into at least one of their morning sessions. This should be fun and exciting for both the students AND the teachers! 

We will be having a STEAM fair in late January or early February to allow our students to show off their creativity, hard work and knowledge. This will also be great practice for those students who will go on to participate in either the Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair (at Marion College) or the Indiana Homeschool Science Fair.  

Have questions? Join us on Facebook and we’ll be happy to answer them! (Just click in the side bar on the left) 

 

 

Roots and Wings Ice Cream Social

Come join us for an ice cream social! If you are new to Roots & Wings and want to meet people, or if you’re thinking about joining but haven’t made up your mind, or if you’re a returning member and want a chance to catch up with all your friends after the summer break, this is your chance!

When: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 @ 11:30am

Where: Broad Ripple Park

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2014 Roots and Wings Science Fair

Roots and Wings will host our second annual science fair on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 for students in grades K-12.  Set-up will begin at 12pm, and must be finished by 12:30pm.  All parents and students must assist in clean-up at 2pm.

If your student is interested in participating, please fill out the form below.  One student per registration form.  Please use first names only.  This is emailed directly to me, and not published anywhere on the website.

If your student is planning on participation in the Central Indiana Regional Science and Engineering Fair, please make sure your science project complies with the rules and regulations for that fair.

Helpful Resources:

Elementry Science Fair Planning Guide

Science Buddies

Science Fair Central

Roots & Wings Bad Weather Policy

Roots and Wings will cancel classes if IPS closes their schools.  If there is a delay, classes will still be held.

*Please use your own judgment in deciding whether or not to attend classes in the event of bad weather.*

Session 3 Registration Closed!

Registration for Roots and Wings session 3 is now closed.  There will be no new additions to classes for session 3.

If you missed registration for the spring semester (sessions 3-5), you are welcome to join us for sessions 4 & 5.  There is a reduced rate for registration for session 4 & 5.  Please see the current registration page for reduced rates.  Registrations must be turned in by Wednesday, February 12.

*Please note there is limited availability for some classes.*

Session 4 begins Wednesday, February 26.

For information on how to obtain the registration form, please visit the New Member section of our online forum.  Access to the forum does require registration.  All questions about co-op classes may be directed there, as well.

Spring 2013 Class Descriptions