Programs and Classes

Tuesdays

Midland

8 week program meets on campus @

Midland Bible Church

Wednesdays

Midland & Odessa

Outdoor Classroom

&

Alternative Classes

Thursdays

Midland & Odessa

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Tuesdays, Session I, 10:00-10:50

Reading, Rhythm, and Rhyme
 
Facilitator: Rachel Rendall
Max. # of Participants: 10
Target age: 3-5                  Is this flexible? No
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, artistic, and social learners
Cost: $3
 
Think of this class as a super fun and active story-time with co-op friends. We’ll read several themed or seasonally appropriate books. No worries about the read aloud wiggles...we’ll do that on purpose! In between each book, we’ll take a break to do finger play songs, whole body movement songs, or play with rhythm instruments and “act out” songs with varying styles and tempos. If your kid loves storytime, they’ll have a blast in Reading, Rhythm, and Rhyme!
 
Crazy8s Math Club
 
Facilitator: Meagan Duncan
Max. # of Participants: 14
Target age: 5-8                  Is this flexible? No
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, social, and spatial learners
Cost: $4
 
Join Bedtime Mathʼs Crazy 8s, where we'll build stuff, run and jump, make music,
make a mess...itʼs a totally new kind of math club! We'll get to do mischief-making activities, like Glow-in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice Explosion and Toilet Paper Olympics, and your kiddos will get to take home some cool gadgets, too.
 
Planets - An Out of this World Class
 
Facilitator: Caitlin Wilson
Max. # of Participants: 15
Target age: 5-8                  Is this flexible? Based on maturity
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, artistic, and spatial learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $8
 
We will be learning about all eight (official) planets in our solar system, learning about one planet each week through books, worksheets and by making our very own solar system! Each child will take home their own solar system at the end of the term!
 
NOTE: We will be using markers, glue and possibly paint to create our planets.
 
Water and Our World
 
Facilitator: Heather Friesenhahn
Max. # of Participants: 10
Target age: 5-8                  Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, artistic, and social learners
Cost: $5
 
Water is a major part of all life on earth. It can be found in many different forms and in different places. How do we get water? Where does it come from? Why is it so important for life? This class will explore the states of water, evaporation, precipitation, the water cycle, water power, and how to help keep our water clean.
 
 
YouTube Too? Cause we totally do!
 
Facilitator: Janeen Guynn
Max. # of Participants: 12
Target age: 7-10                Is this flexible? With facilitator approval
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, artistic, and social learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $14
 
For each of the first four weeks, you will work with a team to create a YouTube video while you open an unboxing toy or treat. Evaluate the video to learn how you can make your next one better and more appealing. We will post these videos to YouTube. For the second 4 weeks, your team will create it's own unboxing toy or treat and market it through a YouTube style video.
 
Pokemon Taxonomy of Mammals
 
Facilitator: Stephanie Shreffler
Max. # of Participants: 15
Target age: 8-11                Is this flexible? Top end only
This class will likely appeal to: visual, logical, and social learners
Cost: $0
 
We will classify mammals into taxonomical groups called "orders." We'll explore what traits and behaviors each order shares with the Pokémon we know and love. Students will  compare and contrast these creatures when reading/listening to descriptions, examining pictures, and watching video clips of the fictional characters side by side with real mammals. We'll become pros at using a Venn Diagram as a comparison tool, and we'll try our hand at Dichotomous Keys and Cladograms. (Credit given to Lauren Ard on Outschool)
 
NOTE: Your child must be able to read.
 
Shakespeare for Kids
 
Facilitator: Erin Wallace
Max. # of Participants: 12
Target age: 8-12                Is this flexible? No
This class will likely appeal to: visual, verbal, and social learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $3
 
We will explore Shakespeare using illustrated retellings meant for children. Specifically, we'll enjoy three of his comedies, one tragedy, a sonnet, and learn some of the ways Shakespeare has impacted the English language. A long with this, I will coordinate a field trip to Texas Shakespeare Festival's Fall performance of A Midsummer's Night Dream.
 
NOTE: Reading required
 
Novel Study: Tuck Everlasting
 
Facilitator: Christi Brabec
Max. # of Participants: 13
Target age: 11-16             Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: visual, verbal, and social learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $0
 
Join us as we read and discuss the award winning book, "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt.
NOTE: Each learner will need a copy of the book and reading will be assigned before the first day of class so we can begin discussion right away!
 
Advanced Vince-spiration
 
Facilitator: Kelli Zermeño
Max. # of Participants: 15
Target age: 11-18             Is this flexible? Based on maturity
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, verbal, artistic, and social learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $12
 
The advanced Vince-spiration class for budding artists. We will learn about Van Gogh himself and use various techniques to create his famous artworks to hang in our own homes.
An art show will be held last day of term to showcase students' work. Everyone is encouraged to submit works and participate.
 
NOTE: This is a more advanced version of the Vince-spiration class. This class is for those who enjoy creating art and already have a basic understanding of using art supplies and how to draw and paint.
 
Co-op Aide, Session I
Facilitator: N/A
Max # of participants: 4
Target age: 11-18                Is this flexible? With director approval
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, organizational, responsible, and social learners
Cost: $0
Responsible learners age 11+ will assist with Co-op needs. Aides will co-ordinate with Libby Landry and might act as classroom assistants, run errands, help clean, or other appropriate and needed jobs. Aides must be responsible and trustworthy.
Meal Prep Team
Facilitator: Rhonda Agnew
Max. # of Participants: 2
Target age: 10-18                Is this flexible? No
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, and social learners
Cost: $0
Join the Midland Bible Church meal prep team to help prepare a meal for the day in their professional, working kitchen.
Real Recess, Session I
 
Facilitator: None, self-directed          
Max # of participants: 20
Target age: 5-18              Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, social, and spatial learners
Cost: $5
If your child is artistic or creative, loves to play outside, or is looking for an opportunity to meet other homeschoolers, this may be the perfect fit for you. Real Recess is self-directed, unstructured play and exploration in a mixed age environment. Some choices include:
​​
Show & Tell - Learners and parents are welcome to bring something to share with the group.
Outdoor playground - Covered and fenced with new equipment; basketball court, tag, paddle ball, parachute.
Imagination Room - Stocked with lots of art and craft supplies for creating.
Board games - Games in all age ranges available.
Construction & educational toys - Lego, K'NEX, Contraptions, Jix, Gears!, Suspend.
Space to simply "be" - bring technology, or a book or project from home; chill with friends
During Session 1 of Real Recess there may be a specific art project available to complete for those who like to be inspired.
 

Tuesdays, Session 2, 11:10-12:00

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! A through Z! (this will be a year long class)
 
Facilitator: Melynda Heller
Max. # of Participants: 12
Target age: 3-6                  Is this flexible? Based on maturity
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, social, and spatial learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $8 (this term)
 
This is a three term class, meaning it will go through Fall, Winter, & Spring! Each week we will learn about a different letter in the alphabet through hands on, sensory based activities. This class is meant to be a fun introduction to the alphabet and phonemic awareness, not a mastery of those skills. By the end of the year, each learner will have their own unique alphabet book that they have created.
 
NOTE: **Please be mindful of the time commitment when choosing to sign your child up for this class. I would request that only those who can commit to the three terms (Fall, Winter & Spring) sign up, as this will be a cumulative learning class.**
 
Age range is 3-6. A very young three year old may need more parental assistance.
 
Let's Speak Spanish Together
 
Facilitator: Mariel Juarez
Max. # of Participants: 10
Target age: 5-8                  Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: visual, verbal, and social learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $8
 
In this simple introduction to Spanish, we will review different topics, practice as a group, and speak individually for facilitator encouragement. We will also play games to wrap up and review for class.
Language & Lit for Littles
 
Facilitator: Christi Brabec
Max. # of Participants: 11
Target age: 4-8                  Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: verbal learners and artistic learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $3
 
We'll be reading the books of Don Freeman while also focusing on the learning of vocabulary. We'll also be practicing our sketching/drawing skills and/or doing a craft.
Vince-spiration
 
Facilitator: Kelli Zermeño
Max. # of Participants: 15
Target age: 5-10                Is this flexible? Based on maturity
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, verbal, artistic, and social learners
Cost: $12
 
We will be focusing on one classical artist this term. We will stay with Vincent Van Gogh! Each class we will study a piece of art from Van Gogh and recreate it using pastels or paint. Kids will learn drawing and painting technique.
 
NOTE: We will be using messy art supplies!
 
Architecture Creations
 
Facilitator: Jo Lynn Siebenhor
Max. # of Participants: 9
Target age: 7-10                Is this flexible? Based on maturity
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, verbal, logical, social, and spatial learners
Cost: $6
 
Learners will learn study a different type of architecture each week then will be given an opportunity to create their own version with several different mediums, such as toothpick and gumdrops,  Legos, graph paper, or cardboard.
 
Origami
 
Facilitator: Stephanie Shreffler
Max. # of Participants: 15
Target age: 8-11                Is this flexible? Top end only
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, logical, artistic, and spatial learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $0
 
Our Origami class will be a fun but structured art class that will focus on a variety of mathematical concepts. Using hand-on activities, we will cover symmetry, fractions, measurements, and shapes.
 
Wizard School (this will be a year long class)
 
Facilitator: DeeDee Putzel
Max. # of Participants: 15
Target age: 9-12                Is this flexible? With facilitator approval
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, and social learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $15 (this term)
 
Welcome to Wizard School! This will be a year long class where we will read and discuss the Harry Potter books, watch the movies, and study courses such as Alchemy, Astronomy, Charms, Enchantments, Herbology, Incantations, Magical Creatures, Muggle Studies, Potions, and Spells. These courses are the subjects commonly referred to as: language arts, science, history, art, and music. We will do hands on projects, play games, have lively discussions, do experiments, and create things using our imaginations and the wizarding world as inspiration.
 
NOTE: Must be familiar with the Wizarding World and Harry Potter. Must be able to read independently.
 
Psychology: Most Influential Experiments
 
Facilitator: Sandra Carrasco
Max. # of Participants: 15
Target age: 13-18             Is this flexible? No
This class will likely appeal to: verbal and social learners
Cost: $0
 
Students will learn about Social psychology, the study of the social situation. Social  situations create social influence—the process through which other people change our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and through which we change theirs.
 
The Honest Truth
 
Facilitator: Janeen Guynn
Max. # of Participants: 12
Target age: 11-18                 Is this flexible? Based on maturity
This class will likely appeal to: visual, verbal, logical, and social  learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $3
 
How do you know what is true? Do people ever tell you something that you later find out isn't true? How can you determine what you believe? In this class we will explore crazy, hard to believe information and then research it to find out if we think it is true. We'll use reliability of resources, preponderance of evidence, and intuition to help us in our quest of the honest truth.
 
NOTE: BYOD-If you have a cell phone, tablet, or laptop, please bring it.
 
 
Co-op Aide, Session 2
 
Facilitator: N/A
Max # of participants: 4
Target age: 11-18                 Is this flexible? With director approval
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, organizational, responsible, and social learners
Cost: $0
Responsible learners age 11+ will assist with Co-op needs. Aides will co-ordinate with Libby Landry and might act as classroom assistants, run errands, help clean, or other appropriate and needed jobs. Aides must be responsible and trustworthy.
 
 
Real Recess, Session 2
 
Facilitator: None, self-directed          
Max # of participants: 20
Target age: 5-18             Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, social, and spatial learners
Cost: $5
If your child is artistic or creative, loves to play outside, or is looking for an opportunity to meet other homeschoolers, this may be the perfect fit for you. Real Recess is self-directed, unstructured play and exploration in a mixed age environment. Some choices include:
​​
Show & Tell - Learners and parents are welcome to bring something to share with the group.
Outdoor playground - Covered and fenced with new equipment; basketball court, tag, paddle ball, parachute.
Imagination Room - Stocked with lots of art and craft supplies for creating.
Board games - Games in all age ranges available.
Construction & educational toys - Lego, K'NEX, Contraptions, Jix, Gears!, Suspend.
Space to simply "be" - bring technology, or a book or project from home; chill with friends
During Session 2 of Real Recess there may be a specific art project available to complete for those who like to be inspired.
 

Tuesdays, Lunch, 12:00-1:00

Video Game Social, Lunch Session 
 
Facilitator: Holly Franks
Max. # of Participants: 13
Target age: 8+                   Is this flexible? Preferential placement will be given to older learners.
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, spatial, and social learners
Cost: $0
 
Hang out and socialize playing your very favorite "VIDEO GAMES" TOGETHER! We will play VR Games, Super Smash Bro's, Minecraft, Super Mario Party and Switch games.
 
NOTE: Moderate to advanced video game knowledge and the self-discipline to responsibly handle the gaming equipment is needed. Set up begins at noon, play around 12:15 p.m.
 

Tuesdays, Session 3, 1:00-1:45

Video Game Social, Session 3
 
Facilitator: Holly Franks
Max. # of Participants: 10
Target age: 8+                 Is this flexible? Preferential placement will be given to older learners.
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, spatial, and social learners
Cost: $0
 
Hang out and socialize playing your very favorite "VIDEO GAMES" TOGETHER! We will play VR Games, Super Smash Bro's, Minecraft, Super Mario Party and Switch games. 
 
NOTE: Moderate to advanced video game knowledge and the self-discipline to responsibly handle the gaming equipment is needed.
Gavel Club (this is a year long club)
 
Facilitator: Janine Deckard
Max. # of Participants: 20
Target age: 10-18                 Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: visual, verbal, and social  learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $5
 
Learner's lead class in prepared and impromptu speaking. They learn how to lead a meeting and professional speaking skills. If learners wish, we can hold speaking contest with 1st-3rd trophies.
 
NOTE: Must be able to read and write
 
Real Recess/CEP Workshops, Session 3
 
Facilitator: NA
Max. # of Participants: NA
Target age: 5-18        Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, social, and spatial learners
Cost: $5
 
If your child is artistic or creative, loves to play outside, or is looking for an opportunity to meet other homeschoolers, this may be the perfect fit for you. Real Recess is self-directed, unstructured play and exploration in a mixed age environment. Some choices include:
​​
Show & Tell - Learners and parents are welcome to bring something to share with the group.
Outdoor playground - Covered and fenced with new equipment; basketball court, tag, paddle ball, parachute.
Imagination Room - Stocked with lots of art and craft supplies for creating.
Board games - Games in all age ranges available.
Construction & educational toys - Lego, K'NEX, Contraptions, Jix, Gears!, Suspend.
Space to simply "be" - bring technology, or a book or project from home; chill with friends
During Session 3 of Real Recess there may be CEP Workshops offered during this time. These workshops might include make and takes, on-going or short-term classes, youth led classes, show and tell, or community presenters. We invite members to suggest and lead workshops. You can sign up for your choice of workshop when you arrive on campus. ** Some CEP Workshops might have an additional cost for materials.**
CEP Workshop Option: DrawBots (two weeks only) 
 
Facilitator: Kristina Daigle
Max. # of participants: 9
Target age: 7-18   Is age flexible? Must be able to read and attempt to work independently.
This class will likely appeal tokinesthetic, visual, verbal, and social learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $18 add on to Real Recess
Enter the Engineering Lab where you will bring to life a drawing robot of your own. Build its engine and give it a test run. Experiment with physics. Record your findings. Create your own work of art using your DrawBot and take it home when you're done!
This is a two-week class (9/10 & 9/17) and is offered as part of Real Recess. Sign up for Real Recess and add this option on your registration request.
The Entrepreneur Kid
 
Facilitator: Kelli Zermeño and Leiken Finch
Max. # of Participants: 12
Target age: 8-18         Is this flexible? Based on maturity
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic , social, and spatial learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $4
 
Is your child a budding entrepreneur? Always looking for a way to earn money or dreaming of starting their own business? This class will help kids gain understanding of how to stay a small business and create product to sell in real life. Class time will involve short presentations with question and answer time to expand upon what they've learned. They will create a business and decide upon a product or service to sell. Near the end of term we will have a booth at the Midland Downtown Farmer's Market for the kids to sell product or market their service.
 
NOTE: The class itself will require talking, sharing of ideas and some note taking or diagramming. Learners will be creating product at home to sell.
 
Book Club: The Read Aloud Family
 
Facilitator: Melynda Heller
Max. # of Participants: 20
Target age: Homeschool Parents               Is this flexible? No
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, and social learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $0
 
Join other homeschool parents in a book study that will (according to the back cover of book):
-Prepare your kids for academic success through reading to them
-Develop empathy and compassion in your kids through books
-Find time to read aloud in the midst of school, sports, and dinner dishes
-Choose books across a variety of siblings interests and ages
-Make reading aloud the best part of your family’s day.
This book totally changed my approach to reading aloud great literature in our home. Our whole family has benefited as we have implemented many of the suggestions and ideas from “The Read Aloud Family”.
 
NOTE: Each participant is responsible for obtaining a copy of “The Read Aloud Family” by Sarah Mackenzie.

MOVE!

Facilitator: Molly Frieri and Bridgette Hunt           

Target age: 12-Adult                                                 

# of participants: 20

Cost: $0

This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, and social learners

 

Parents....Do you want to get a workout in while your kids are in class or do a workout WITH your kids. Join me for an hour of movement. We will use Barre3 online videos (a mixture of yoga, Pilates and barre moves) to get moving!

 

Note: Mat, barre3 core ball and light handheld weights are optional if you would like to bring your own. This workout is easily adaptable to street clothes.

 

Tuesdays, Session 4, 1:45-2:30

World of Dance
 
Facilitator: Kendra Putzel
Max. # of Participants: 15
Target age: 5+                   Is this flexible? Top end only
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, verbal, and artistic learners
Cost: $0
 
Each week in World of Dance we will take a trip around the world to learn about music and dance from different countries! We will learn about new places and learn how they dance and what type of music they listen to. Class will end each week with free dance time.
 
Video Game Social, Session 4
 
Facilitator: Holly Franks
Max. # of Participants: 13
Target age: 8+                   Is this flexible? Preferential placement will be given to older learners.
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, spatial, and social learners
Cost: $0
 
Hang out and socialize playing your very favorite "VIDEO GAMES" TOGETHER! We will play VR Games, Super Smash Bro's, Minecraft, Super Mario Party and Switch games. 
 
NOTE: Moderate to advanced video game knowledge and the self-discipline to responsibly handle the gaming equipment is needed.
French is Fun (this is a year long club)
 
Facilitator: Janine Deckard
Max. # of Participants: 10
Target age: Must be able to read and write          Is this flexible? No.
This class will likely appeal to: visual, verbal, logical, artistic, and social learners
Attention: Attendance is important. This class will build on ideas/projects from week to week.
Cost: $15
 
Learn French in a fun environment. We’ll create our own journals, learn vocabulary for colors, foods counting, and phrases, and learn about French culture through phrases and geography.
Note: Class will begin at 2:00 pm rather than 1:45.
 
Real Recess/CEP Workshops, Session 4
 
Facilitator: NA
Max. # of Participants: NA
Target age: 5-18        Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, social, and spatial learners
Cost: $5
 
If your child is artistic or creative, loves to play outside, or is looking for an opportunity to meet other homeschoolers, this may be the perfect fit for you. Real Recess is self-directed, unstructured play and exploration in a mixed age environment. Some choices include:
​​
Show & Tell - Learners and parents are welcome to bring something to share with the group.
Outdoor playground - Covered and fenced with new equipment; basketball court, tag, paddle ball, parachute.
Imagination Room - Stocked with lots of art and craft supplies for creating.
Board games - Games in all age ranges available.
Construction & educational toys - Lego, K'NEX, Contraptions, Jix, Gears!, Suspend.
Space to simply "be" - bring technology, or a book or project from home; chill with friends
During Session 4 of Real Recess there may be CEP Workshops offered during this time. These workshops might include make and takes, on-going or short-term classes, youth led classes, show and tell, or community presenters. We invite members to suggest and lead workshops. You can sign up for your choice of workshop when you arrive on campus. ** Some CEP Workshops might have an additional cost for materials.**
 

Wednesdays @ a Glance

Wednesdays, Midland, 10:00-11:00

Butterfly Gardening 101
 
Facilitator: Robie Richie
Max. # of Participants: 15
Target age: 5 - 18                   Is this flexible? No
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, social, and spatial learners
Cost: $0
 
Do you want to enjoy nature in the garden? SEEK native host plants for Texas butterflies, learn about their caterpillars and chrysalises. Our search is unique because we will be planting herbs and vegetables which are also valuable food sources for our pollinating insect friends. Our newly planted milkweed is also something you will not find outside the garden gates.
  
NOTE: Dress code will include close-toed shoes, long pants and sleeves. 
Outdoor Learner's Lab
 
Facilitator: Janeen Guynn
Max. # of Participants: 24
Target age: 5+                   Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, social, and spatial learners
Cost: $5
 
In this self-directed outdoor class, learners will move freely between stations. Stations will include art, building, imaginative play, games, sports, and nature. Available equipment at most stations will be modified from week to week to keep each station fresh.
Seek - Outdoor Explorers
 
Facilitator: Molly Frieri
Max. # of Participants: 15
Target age: 8+                   Is this flexible? With facilitator approval
This class will likely appeal to: kinesthetic, visual, verbal, logical, artistic, social, and spatial learners
Cost: $ X
 
Let's get outside and explore! In Seek- Outdoor Explorers we will use the SEEK app to identify different species of plants and animals living around us. We will begin each class investigating through trail walks and spend the second half of each class drawing and or writing about our finds in our nature journals and present them to the class.
 
NOTE: Must have a phone with the Seek app pre downloaded before first class.

Wednesdays, Odessa 2:00 - 3:30

Mosaic Madness
 
Facilitator: Stephanie Shreffler
Max. # of Participants: 20
Target age: Any age, but 8 and younger needs adult         Is this flexible? Yes
This class will likely appeal to: visual, artistic, and spatial learners
Attention: Registration for this class allows you to sign up for individual dates on a weekly basis, as many or few as you like.
Cost: $0
 
Mosaic madness is a do-it-yourself studio where kids and adults can work at their own pace to create mosaics on MDF boards, flower pots or stepping stones for the garden. All materials provided. You can choose to attend one session or every session. 
 
NOTE: Breaking plates or cutting stained glass is dangerous! 8 years and younger can use pre-cut tiles or get assistance from adult.
 
 

Thursdays @ a Glance

Thursdays, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Living Like a Native: Prehistoric Texas Lifeways
Date: September 12
Max. # of Participants: 20
Target age: 9-12              Is this flexible? Yes
Cost: $2 donation
Location: Midland Historical Society
Students will learn how Prehistoric people lived in the Midland area using an inquiry approach, which will include hands-on activities with authentic stone tools and replication of other materials. The activity will also include discussion of archaeological procedures and interaction with actual prehistoric site materials.
 
Exploring Science on a Sphere
Date: September 19
Max. # of Participants: 30
Target age: 5+              Is this flexible? Yes
Cost: $2
Location: Museum of the Southwest
 
Visit the new Science on a Sphere at the Museum of the Southwest to learn about various aspects of space and earth.
Axeaholics Hatchet House
Date: October 10
Max. # of Participants: 20
Target age: 10 - Adult    Is this flexible? No
Cost: $23 with 15 or more participants
Location: Axeholics Hatchet House
 
Join us for a 90 minute session of hatchet throwing at Axeaholics in Odessa. Learn how to properly throw a hatchet and challenge your friends to a game using the same rules as you would playing darts.
Wartime Midland: Midland During World War II
Date: October 24
Max. # of Participants: 25
Target age: 10-18              Is this flexible? Yes
Cost: $2 donation
Location: Midland Historical Society
Students will be given a docent-led tour of the current museum exhibit on Midland during World War II, including time for Q and A. Following the tour, students will form small teams of 4 or 6 members and complete a scavenger hunt, locating information in the exhibit and associated materials. The winning team will “earn their wings” in the form of a certificate of recognition.
Printmaking
Date: November 7
Max. # of Participants: 10 per age range
Target age: 6-9 ; 10-18            Is this flexible? No
Cost: $2
Location: Museum of the Southwest
 
Learn about printmaking and use those skills to make your own prints.
Vaquero
Date: November 14
Max. # of Participants: 30
Target age: 4+   Is this flexible? No
Cost: $2
 
Learn about Vaqueros through art and activity.
 

Other Opportunities @ a Glance

Other Opportunities

Minecraft Server
Host: Zee and Janine Deckard
 
WTHS Co-op has our very own Minecraft server! This server is open to all WTHS Co-op members and is moderated. Play with your Community friends on both pocket and PC editions! 
Learner’s Council
Host: Janeen Guynn
 
Learner’s council representatives will be responsible for gathering information regarding interests of their age group, attending decision making meetings, and hosting at least one on and one off campus event each term. Recommended for ages 5-18, or with Host approval.
 
Teen Cohort
Host: Janine Deckard
WTHS Co-op's teen group offers activities and get together's for members aged 13-18.
Photography
Host: Kristina Daigle
 
WTHS Co-op needs photographers. Pictures are used on our website, promotion, and yearbook. If you are interested in being an official WTHS Co-op photographer, please contact Kristina Daigle for information related to kinds of pictures needed, feedback on photography, and how to save and upload photographs.
Friends of Libraries & Literacy Bookstore
Host: Libby Landry
Teens, mature learners and their family interested in volunteering on Wednesday and Saturday mornings 9:00 - 12:00. Shelving, sorting, alphabetizing. Strong attention to detail is needed.
Readers & Storytellers of WTHS Co-op
Host: Libby Landry
 
Love to perform or speak to an audience? Here's a fun opportunity to read a short book or tell a story to tots and preschool aged kids. Whether you're already a pro at public speaking or want to practice, this non-judgmental audience is just right. The venue is at the library of our Community Partner, George W. Bush Childhood Home. 
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center & Dinosaur Valley State Park
Host: DeeDee Putzel
 
Out of Town Trip
Two to three days the week of September 30.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park & The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Host: Libby Landry
 
Out of Town Trip
Two to three days the week of October 28.
More
 
Activities are often added during the term for members, and members may choose to host activities as well.
CONTACT US

Open Skies Learning Community

P.O. Box 53724

Midland, TX 79710

 

 

Libby Landry, Director

libby.landry@openskieslearning.com

 

 

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