4th - 5th Grade (4-8th Group 1)

FEE: $ 80


        Cultural Geography (1 hour)


In Cultural Geography, students will discover the beauty and diversity of many cultures throughout the world, as we explore each of the continents.  Students will gain a deeper appreciation for the arts, cuisine, and music of different cultures. We will learn about the impact of ministries and the challenges missionaries face all over the world.  We plan to have several guest speakers who will share firsthand experiences from various countries. Students will learn about cartography and participate in several cultural projects.    

TEACHER:  Mrs. Melanie Biermeier graduated from UW-Platteville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1995. In 2000, she graduated from Winona State University with a Master of Science degree in Education. From 1995 until 2002, Melanie taught a diversity of classes including high school composition, art, computer, and music, as well as first grade, second grade, and third grade at Coulee Christian School in West Salem, WI. Since 2002, she has been a teaching consultant for a variety of homeschool learning communities in the Rochester area.  Melanie has been married to Joel for 17 years, and they have five children. They have been homeschooling for twelve years. In her free time, she enjoys painting, camping, biking, gardening, scrapbooking, and playing guitar.

General Science  (1 hour)


This course will cover topics of general science this year.  We will be using hands-on experiments and observations to study areas of chemistry, physical science, meteorology, oceanography, and physics.  


My name is Lynn Kasprzyk and I had the opportunity to teach a science class last fall at CC Coop and enjoyed it so much.  I am excited to be teaching again this fall. I have a BS degree in secondary education from Slippery Rock University with a major in mathematics and a concentration in earth/space science.  I have taught in public schools and Christian schools and I also homeschooled my children for 18 years. I have four grown children and six wonderful grandchildren. Other than teaching, I enjoy being involved in my church’s ministries, volunteering in a prison ministry, horseback riding, skiing, and traveling to visit family. 

Introduction to Apologetics (1hour)


This class deals with answering critics who oppose or question the revelation of God in Christ and the Bible. The purpose of this class is helping the Christian to "always be ready to make a defense to everyone who asks them to give an account for the hope they have".


Hello! My name is Ryan Pickering and I currently serve as the Middle School Pastor at CCC. I have lived in Rochester for over a year. I am originally from Missouri and married a Minnesota girl named Jessica. She is from the Cities (Bloomington). We do not currently have any children but we do have a tiny Yorkie Poo dog.


PE (30 minutes)

DESCRIPTION:  Fun group & skill games

VOLUNTEER TEACHER:   Maggie Dettinger