Connect Co-op

Homeschool Enrichment


Connect Co-op

Homeschool Enrichment


Meet the Teacher

if you would like to learn more about Connect Co-op and meet the teachers, please join us on

MONDAY, August 12th at 9:30am

Council Road Baptist Church - Children's Building, 3rd Floor

(Enter in the MAIN BUILDING and follow the signs to the elevator)

Classes Begin August 19th at 9:30am


Homeschool enrichment

Connect Co-op exists to connect reading, writing and math to every area of life. Our classes are designed to enrich what parents are already teaching at home. 


By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; with knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.  -  Proverbs 24:3-4



Learning Together

Our mission is to help students grow in confidence with reading, writing and math skills.  We also desire to help students learn how they are unique and made for a purpose.

Learning Together

Our mission is to help students grow in confidence with reading, writing and math skills.  We also desire to help students learn how they are unique and made for a purpose.

For you are God’s masterpiece created in Christ Jesus to do the good works he planned for you long ago.
— Ephesians 2:10

• Class times are Mondays 9:30am - 12:30pm.

• Connect is located in Bethany, Oklahoma and meets on the 3rd floor of the Children's building at Council Road Baptist Church.

• Connect is a drop off co-op.  Parents do not have to remain on site.

• All our teachers are certified and have years of classroom experience.

• Classes are for ages Pre-K through 6th grade.

• Connect teaches from a Biblical world view.

• Maximum class size is 12 students per class.                                          

• Connect teachers are vendors with EPIC Charter Schools.  Please notify your teacher if you would like to use EPIC funds.

• A one-time registration fee of $75 made payable to Connect Co-op is due upon enrollment.  For each additional student in a family, the enrollment fee is $25.

• Tuition for PreK - 6th grade is $100/month September-April, for a total of $800/school year. A contract is required for PreK - 6th grade classes. Tuition is made payable directly to our teachers on the first Monday of every month or may be paid in full at the beginning of the school year. If an Epic student, teachers will bill Epic directly.



Subjects by GRADE

Pre-K - K


  • Shapes

  • Counting: By ones and tens up to 100

  • Writing the numbers 0 to 20 & matching the number of objects with the correct written number

  • Comparing: More, Fewer, Larger, Smaller

  • Classifying: Same, Different, Sorting

  • Size: Tall, Short, Light, Heavy

  • Money: Pennies, Nickels, Dimes, Quarters

  • Adding as putting together and Subtracting as taking away

  • Using drawings or objects and decompose numbers up to 10 to write the equation (3+4=7, etc)


  • Phonemic Awareness: Rhyming, Phoneme Blending, Phoneme Segmentation, Phoneme Isolation with Initial and Final Sounds, Adding & Deleting Phonemes in Words, Blending and Segmenting Syllables

  • Letter Sounds: Consonants and Vowels

  • Letter Recognition: Upper and Lower Case Letters

  • Word Patterns: CVC short vowel words, Onset & Rime

  • High Frequency Words

  • Consonant Digraphs

  • Consonant Blends

  • Print Concepts: Reading Left to Right, Top to Bottom

  • Using Pictures to Help Understand a Story

  • Retelling a Story

1st - 2nd GRADE


  • Numbers: addition and subtraction, word problems, fractions, estimating, money

  • Geometry: shapes & space

  • Measurement: standard and nonstandard units of measurement

  • Patterns: numerical and shape/object patterns

  • Statistics and Probability: taking polls, charts


  • Phonics/Phonemic Awareness

  • Word Families

  • Sight words

  • Comprehension, Strategies, and Fluency

  • Book Studies

3rd-4th GRADE


  • Number Sense: Relationships between numbers, fact families, math fact strategies, representing numbers concretely, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, word problems

  • Patterns: Create, recognize, & extend

  • Place Value up to 1,000,000: Write numbers in standard, expanded, and word form

  • Fractions: Parts of a whole, equivalent fractions, comparing, mixed numbers

  • Decimals: Tenths and hundredths

  • Money: Making Change

  • Percents ProbabilityFunctions & Algebra: Using Variables

  • Geometry: Area & Perimeter, Polygons

  • Measurement

  • Data & Graphs

All of the following skills are covered through novel studies and various units (ex. non fiction, poetry, short stories) throughout the year: 

  • Main idea/Supporting Details

  • Sequencing

  • Cause/Effect

  • Decoding: Context clues, syllables, base words, affixes

  • Characters: Attributes, development, change, conflict

  • Setting: Time & place

  • Plot: Organization of the story

  • Theme

  • Figurative Language

  • Reading Strategies: Reading is Thinking, Making Connections, The Inner Conversation/Fix-Up Strategies, Schema/Background Knowledge, Questioning, Visualizing, Making Inferences, Synthesize/Summarize

5th-6th GRADE



  • Multiplication and Division Fluency Practice

  • Number Sense: Apply the concept of place value of whole numbers through hundred millions

  • Patterns: Recognize rules in patterns found in tables, graphs, and models

  • Place Value up to 1,000,000: Write numbers in standard, expanded, and word form

  • Fractions and Decimals: Represent fractions and decimals with models and show the connection between them

  • Money: Making Change in real world situations

  • Algebra: Solve for unknown numbers in basic equations

  • Geometry: Classify angles, find area & perimeter

  • Data & Graphs: Interpret data from charts, tables, and graphs


  • Main idea, details, summary, drawing conclusions, inference, and context clues

  • Genre

  • Text to text, text to self, text to world connections

  • Building vocabulary and word roots

  • Elements of fiction and literary devices

  • Novel study




Our Teachers

Our Teachers

Jamie Colston

PRE-K - Kindergarten


I have been married for 3 years and have 1 daughter, June, who is 7 months old. I attended Mid-America Christian University and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Elementary Education. I taught 1st grade in public school before staying home with my daughter. This will be my 2nd year teaching at Connect Co-op. I taught the Pre-K/Kindergarten class during the 2019 school year. 

I love that I am able to continue to teach and stay home with my daughter. Connect Co-op is a fun and engaging learning environment for students. The class size allows me to develop one on one relationships with each student and help them grow in areas they need support in. 


Alisha Bloom

1st - 2nd Grade


I have been married for 10 years and have 4 children, Adley (7), Braden (6), Brandt (5), and Lane (5). I attended Oklahoma State University and graduated in 2009 with a degree in Elementary Education and am certified in Early Childhood Education as well. I taught 4th grade and Kindergarten in public school before staying home with my kids. 

This will be my 4th year teaching at Connect Co-op. I taught the 3rd-4th grade class for 3 years, but am excited to move down to 1st-2nd grade class this next year. Along with teaching at Connect Co-op, I also tutor privately throughout the week.

I love Connect Co-op because the small class setting gives us the opportunity to learn through hands on activities and gives me the ability to work closely with each child on their various strengths and weaknesses. I believe learning takes place best when the students are in a positive, fun environment and I strive to make my class a place where learning is enjoyable and engaging.


holly Mcdowell

3rd - 4th Grade


I’ve been married 3 years and we just had our sweet baby girl, Jentry, February 26th! I graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2016 with an Early Childhood Education degree. I’ve taught for 3 years which started in Edmond with an amazing 3rd Grade class. Then, I moved to Mustang with my husband and have taught 2nd and 1st Grade at Banner Elementary! 

I love having this opportunity to teach and work with students that need extra help in a fun and engaging way. It allows me to have time with my daughter and be able to continue my dream job teaching students! 


Kayce Burton

5th-6th Grade


 Hello! My name is Kayce Burton. In 2012 I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Spanish. I am also certified in Early Childhood Education. In 2015 I got married to my college sweetheart, Jacob.  This year in February we had our first child, a precious baby boy, Micah.  I have taught for the last 7 years in a public-school setting. I’ve taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 5th grade. 

I am looking forward to working in a new setting with a smaller group of students. I know that the Connect Co-op setting provides a wonderful way to build relationships and meet each student’s individual needs. I look forward to planning integral lessons in both meaningful and engaging ways. I have a passion for teaching and education. I am excited to be teaching the 5th/6th group and can’t wait to see them flourish and grow in the 2019 – 2020 school year.