Wednesday, June 28, 2023

What Do We Need? ...Supplies Lists

Find age-specific lists of supplies that your children will need to be successful at co-op this year.  Links for purchase are given as suggestions - if you can find the resources needed at better prices, you are welcome to do that.  

A Note about LUNCH:  Each family will bring their own lunch each Monday.  Cold lunches are the best, as the kitchen will be in use for some of the classes.  We will hopefully be having pizza days every once in a while.  It's usually easier to pack a family lunch in a cooler or something like that.  We'll have a place for families to leave them.  Lunch will be family-style, and most likely will be picnic style on the floor in a portion of the building or outside when it's nice outside.  This means it would be a good idea to bring a blanket for your family and lawn chairs for days that we are outside.

Each student needs to come to co-op each week with a backpack that is labeled with their name. (This can be done in a discrete place if you prefer for the sake of safety.)  

Backpacks should be equipped with the items from the list of that child's age group each Monday when they arrive to co-op.

 Feel free to email Christa with any questions about purchasing curricula.

Child Care Students

  • Refillable water bottle (labeled with name)
  • Snack for morning
  • Snack for afternoon
  • Comfort item for Quiet Time (pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal)
    If you would like to bring a nap mat for your little one, you are welcome to do that.
  • Shoes: Please ensure that your child wears shoes to co-op that are appropriate for that day's weather and for playing outside.  
  • Clothing: Please ensure that your child in dressed in clothing appropriate for that day's weather.  Child care students will be taken outside to play every single week, barring severe or excessive weather.
  • Diapers and Extra Clothing:  If you child uses diapers, make sure an ample supply is packed with wipes.  It's a good idea for all children in child care to have a spare outfit in their backpack.  If they prefer not to have an extra outfit in their backpack, you could be sure to have those things in your vehicle.
  • Optional:  A sturdy folder to bring things home (labeled with name)
 

Kindergarten Students

  • Refillable water bottle (labeled with name)
  • Snack for morning
  • Snack for afternoon
  • Comfort item for Quiet Time (pillow, blanket, or stuffed animal)
  • A sturdy folder to bring things home (labeled with name)
  • A plastic supply box labeled with name
    Supplies to include in box: pencils, large eraser, scissors, 2 large glue sticks, crayons
  • Shoes: Please ensure that your child wears shoes to co-op that are appropriate for that day's weather and for playing outside.
  • Clothing: Please ensure that your child in dressed in clothing appropriate for that day's weather.  Kindgergarten students will be taken outside to play every single week, barring severe or excessive weather.
  • Curriculum: Kindergarten will draw activities from a variety of sources, but this curriculum will be a consistent touch point for us.  The teacher guide is free to download, and would be a great resource for you to use at home to continue and expand learning.  It is not required, and your child doesn't need to bring anything from it to class on Mondays.
    https://shopgentleclassical.com/collections/preschool-level-2/products/the-gentle-classical-preschool-level-2-teachers-guide-print
 

Lower Elementary Students

  • Refillable water bottle (labeled with name)
  • Snack for morning
  • Snack for afternoon
  • ONE 3 Ring Binder with pocket tabs and a supply pouch*
    4 pack of binders: https://amzn.to/4375Cfy
    single pack of tabs: https://amzn.to/44nz1my

    2 pack Supply Pouch:  https://amzn.to/3NIj6sy
    Supplies to include in pouch:  Pencils, Large eraser, Colored pens, Scissors, 2 large glue sticks

    Wide Ruled Filler Paper (Having 10-15 pages of blank filler paper in the Language Arts section of the binder is sufficient.  Just replenish throughout the year to ensure your student has blank pages available on co-op day.)
  • Science: God's Design for Life for Beginners $36**
    This is a consumable text. You will need one for each Lower Elementary student in your family.
    https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/080682/Gods-Design-for-Life-For-Beginners.html?
  • Language Arts: IEW Bible Heroes $35
    (This book can be used for multiple students, or as a consumable for just one.  It's up to you.)
    https://www.rainbowresource.com/product/005940/Bible-Heroes-Writing-Lessons-in-Structure-and-Style.html?
  • Fitness:
    Tennis Shoes
    Soccer ball (if you have one, bring it - if you don't have one, don't worry about it)***
    Volleyball (if you have one, bring it - if you don't have one, don't worry about it)***
  • Handicrafts: no additional supplies to purchase at this time
  • State History: no additional supplies to purchase at this time
 

Upper Elementary Students

 

Middle School Students

 

Children may NOT bring to campus:

  • ANY weapon (gun, knife, etc.)
  • Handheld Pencil Sharpener (we'll provide a sharpener) 

NOTES:

* Binder should be 2 inch or larger.  Any class material not in a text book will be stored in this binder.  Students will need 5 tabs to organize materials from the 5 classes at co-op.  If you would like to organize materials for any other subject for your homeschool, you can purchase a set a tabs that has more than 5 colors or keep those subjects in an additional binder at home.  Each child only needs one binder.  I have supplied an Amazon link to a 4-pack of binders because they are a really great price and most of our families have multiple children that need binders.

** There are a few times during the school year that the Lower Elementary science classes will use experiments or information from the Student Text used by the Upper Elementary classes.  This will only be during class time, and Lower Elementary students will only need to own the book listed in the supply list in order to accomplish the activities listed on the Lower Elementary Syllabus.

*** Weeks 1-6: Soccer, Weeks 19-24: Volleyball

****Upper Elementary students can complete all activities at co-op and home with just this text.  The Teacher Guide provides worksheets for extension opportunities, but is only required for Middle School Students.  This text is not consumable.  One copy can be share by the entire family.

*****We will be using the 4th Edition of this product.  It appears that the biggest change from 3rd Edition to 4th Edition is adding levels and re-labeling Robin Hood from Level 2 to Level 3.  With that said, I'm always a proponent of working from the same level, and the most updated one.

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