Middle School Co-Op
Middle School Tuition
Middle School Classes
Below is our list of Middle School Co-Op Classes for the 2021/2022 school year. Next to each class, we have listed the facilitator for the class, the day, time and location of the class, the course description, and the required materials and additional lab/supply fees.
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This class is for Middle school students who are interested in the visual arts.
The class will consist of 5 units: Drawing, Color, Composition, Sculpture, and Printmaking.
Students will practice observation skills and learn how to see like an artist. They will learn how to draw from life observation with an emphasis on still life and portraits. In the color unit they will learn how to mix paint and how to use color to express themselves. Our Composition unit will learn how to use collage and design to communicate a visual message and tell a story with image. 3D projects, which include cardboard sculptures and ceramic bobble heads. In printmaking, the students will learn how to carve a rubber stamp and make their own patterns and greeting cards.
Throughout the course, students will learn about major artists, art movements, and the role of the artist in culture.
Please note: We will be using tools in this class including carving knives and razor blades. Students will receive instructions on how to safely handle these tools but demonstrate maturity and self-controlled to participate.
There is no textbook for this class. The supply fee will cover the majority of supplies to be used by the student in class.
A brief introduction to chemistry and physics principles. The first semester focuses on chemistry: atoms, phases of matter, chemical bonding, and mixtures. The second semester is physics: Laws of Motion, acceleration, types of energy, and Laws
of Thermodynamics. Students are expected to participate in classroom discussions and notetaking is required.
1. Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics by Jeannie Fulbright.
2. Chemistry and Physics Notebooking Journal for Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics
3. Pens and pencils
4. Colored pencils
5. May request basic household items for experiments throughout the year
Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:45
in a fun and informative way. There will be weekly assignments and classroom discussions. We will have fun while learning!
1. Notgrass: Uncle Sam and You curriculum package ($100)
3. 2 glue sticks
5. 3 ring binder
6. Most importantly, a smile
The Girls with Nine Lives, by Stephanie Kauffman
A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Parks
The Horse and His Boy, by C.S. Lewis
The Famous Five (Five on a Treasure Island), by Enid Blyton
The Swiss Family Robinson, by Johann David WyssOne (or possibly 2 titles) from Christian Heroes Then and Now series
Bronze Bow, Elizabeth George Speare
A Land Remembered (the first edition for students), Patrick Smith
The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
Bruchko, Bruce Olson
The Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’DellThe Magicians Nephew, C.S. Lewis
Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain
$5 per student
Call of the Wild, Jack London
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton
The Hobbit, Tolkien
The Scarlett Pimpernell, Emma Orczy
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne
$5 per student
This photography class with teach students all the important functions of shooting a DSLR camera on Manual Mode. Students will learn how to take sharp, high-resolution images with great lighting, posing and composition. The course will cover camera basics, vocabulary, compositions, angles, posing, and some history of photography. Students will learn about the different types of photography as well as equipment. We will work together setting up photoshoots and learning how to edit the photos later into the first semester and 2nd once they have mastered the basics. This class will be very fun and interactive.
SD Card 64 GB for saving students individual work
3 ring binder for handouts/worksheets/quizzes
A DSLR camera is not mandatory but would be very helpful. I will have a couple in class that can be shared during class time only.
If you don’t own one but have access to borrow one even if it’s just for specific weeks that would be great too.
$10 per student
Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:45
Physical Science is broken up into two different sections: natural science in semester 1, and physics in semester 2. Semester 1 focuses on natural processes in the earth. We will study the atmosphere and weather, the earth and its composition, and how to make scientific measurements. Semester 2 focuses on physics and how to calculate forces, acceleration, wavelengths, frequencies, and electrical properties. This class will feature a lecture each week, and frequent experiments throughout the year. Good note-taking is a must, and a calculator (not on a phone!) is required each class.
Semester 1 Topics: atoms and molecules, units of measurement, layers of the atmosphere, water and the hydrosphere, layers of the earth, clouds and weather.
Semester 2 Topics: Physics of motion, Newton’s laws, forces and electricity, structure of the atom, waves and sound, light, classifying stars.
$30 per student
Pre-Algebra focuses on preparing LAF students for their future math classes. We start with a solid foundation of arithmetic, then build to more complicated addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. We move on to operations with integers, rational vs. irrational numbers, exponents and roots, ratios, expressions, word problems, the coordinate plane, inequalities, linear equations, and functions. Good note-taking is a must.
1:00 – 2:15
$5 per student
In this class you will learn:
- Hand-stitching: the whip stitch, hidden stitch, sewing on buttons, and more
- Parts of a sewing machine
- How to thread and operate your machine
- Sewing techniques: we will practice straight-stitching, zig-zag, and spiral stitching
- Basic troubleshooting
- How to pin and cut out a pattern
In this class we will sew:
- A decorative pillow (by hand)
- A one piece apron
- A six panel skirt
- And more!
- Sewing Machine in good working order.
- Sewing machine toolbox
- Sewing machine needles #11 #14 #18
- Manual for your machine (required) if you don’t have one please look it up online and print it out
- 1-inch. 3 ring binder
- 12-inch ruler
- Pinking Shears (please make sure they work)
*Note — There will be a weekly materials list (included as needed) on the syllabus given out at Orientation, such as how much fabric we need to do a project, thread, zipper, and any embellishments needed. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO HAVE THE SUPPLIES FOR EACH PROJECT AT LEAST 2 WEEKS BEFORE THE CLASS AND WASH AND IRON THE FABRIC PRIOR TO CLASS.
- A fall drama
- A spring musical
- A fall theatre and musicality workshop
To learn more about our theatre programs, click on the link.
Students will be creating the yearbook for LAF’s 2021-2022 school year; gaining and utilizing skills in
graphic design, layout design, caption writing and photography.
laptop or tablet with google chrome installed.