2020 FALL SEMESTER BEGINS SEPTEMBER 14th

Fall classes will be back in person! Your child's safety is of utmost importance and all state, local, and CDC guidelines  will be followed. Most classes will have an online option as well. 

 

TUESDAYS in El Dorado Hills

2/3 ELA (grades 2-3)  10:00am-11:00am

$185 per semester  

Fall Focus: Around the World

This semester we will be taking a trip around the world (without ever leaving the classroom)! We will be visiting six different countries and learning all about their language, animals, culture, and people. The plan is to spend two weeks in each country, learning essential vocabulary, reading informational text and cultural stories, and writing about each country we visit. We will focus on building interesting sentences, paragraphs, word choice, and practicing friendly letter format. The semester will end with presentation for parents, including an around the world feast!

Spring Focus: Insects

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through recorded lessons, Zoom meetings, and teacher generated material packets.

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-5)  11:00am-12:00pm

$185 per semester            

Fall Focus: Fictional Writing

This semester students will be creating and writing fables. Our focus will be on the five stages of the writing process as we explore plot structure, character development, dialogue, organization, and theme. Each student will write and illustrate their own fable story book. The semester will culminate with Fable Day where family members will be invited to share in our publishing party.

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through recorded lessons, Zoom meetings, and teacher generated material packets for each student.

Spring Focus:  Informational Writing and Response to Literature

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through Zoom meetings and teacher generated material packets for each student.

Middle School Write On! (grades 6-8)  12:30pm-1:30pm

$185 per semester           

Fall Focus: Essay Writing/Research

Our focus this semester will be on essay writing and research. Contrary to popular belief, research essay writing can be fun! This type of informative writing allows students to explore a topic that interests them and effectively convey important ideas, concepts, and information to their audience. Through guided research, students will learn to gather, summarize, organize, and analyze relevant information on a person of their choice. They will then be given step-by-step instruction in how to synthesize their research into an informative five paragraph essay and performance script. Students will be utilizing google docs and learning proper MLA format. The semester will culminate with the students participating in our class Wax Museum Project for friends and family at Author’s Night.

Spring Focus: Argument/Opinion Writing

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through Zoom meetings and teacher generated material packets for each student.

Novel Study (grades 5-8)  1:30pm-2:30pm

$190 per semester             

This interactive class is completely literature-based and fun! We read, discuss, and analyze super engaging, age-level appropriate novels. Each week the students will read and annotate focusing on various aspects of the novel including mood, theme, characters, conflict, literary devices, and personal connections. There is optional homework students can complete for a grade to prepare them for discussion, increase their critical thinking skills, and satisfy state curriculum requirements. This class is perfect not only for students who love to read, but for students who are resistant readers as well. All books will be provided and are included in the class tuition. Fall semester we will be reading Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson and Holes by Louis Sachar. Come join us and READ ON! 

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through Zoom meetings and teacher generated packets.

 

 

Thursdays in Placerville

2/3 ELA (grades 2-3)  9:00am-10:00am

$185 per semester  

Fall Focus: Around the World

This semester we will be taking a trip around the world (without ever leaving the classroom)! We will be visiting six different countries and learning all about their language, animals, culture, and people. The plan is to spend two weeks in each country, learning essential vocabulary, reading informational text and cultural stories, and writing about each country we visit. We will focus on building interesting sentences, paragraphs, word choice, and practicing friendly letter format. The semester will end with presentation for parents, including an around the world feast!

Spring Focus: Insects

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through recorded lessons, Zoom meetings, and teacher generated material packets.

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-5)  10:00am-11:00am

$185 per semester            

Fall Focus: Fictional Writing

This semester students will be creating and writing fables. Our focus will be on the five stages of the writing process as we explore plot structure, character development, dialogue, organization, and theme. Each student will write and illustrate their own fable story book. The semester will culminate with Fable Day where family members will be invited to share in our publishing party.

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through recorded lessons, Zoom meetings, and teacher generated material packets for each student.

Spring Focus:  Informational Writing and Response to Literature

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through Zoom meetings and teacher generated material packets for each student.

Middle School Write On! (grades 6-8)  11:00am-12:00pm

$185 per semester           

Fall Focus: Essay Writing/Research

Our focus this semester will be on essay writing and research. Contrary to popular belief, research essay writing can be fun! This type of informative writing allows students to explore a topic that interests them and effectively convey important ideas, concepts, and information to their audience. Through guided research, students will learn to gather, summarize, organize, and analyze relevant information on a person of their choice. They will then be given step-by-step instruction in how to synthesize their research into an informative five paragraph essay and performance script. Students will be utilizing google docs and learning proper MLA format. The semester will culminate with the students participating in our class Wax Museum Project for friends and family at Author’s Night.

Spring Focus: Argument/Opinion Writing

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through Zoom meetings and teacher generated material packets for each student.

Novel Study (grades 5-8)  12:30pm-1:30pm

$190 per semester             

This interactive class is completely literature-based and fun! We read, discuss, and analyze super engaging, age-level appropriate novels. Each week the students will read and annotate focusing on various aspects of the novel including mood, theme, characters, conflict, literary devices, and personal connections. There is optional homework students can complete for a grade to prepare them for discussion, increase their critical thinking skills, and satisfy state curriculum requirements. This class is perfect not only for students who love to read, but for students who are resistant readers as well. All books will be provided and are included in the class tuition. Fall semester we will be reading Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson and Holes by Louis Sachar. Come join us and READ ON! 

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through Zoom meetings and teacher generated packets

                                                          

Online Options 

Fridays in Folsom (EDH side, Broadstone area)

 

Advanced Novel Study (grades 8-12) 

$190 per semester

This interactive class is completely literature-based and fun! We read, discuss, and analyze engaging, high school level novels, so the class is not appropriate younger middle school students. Each week the students will read and annotate focusing on various aspects of the novel including mood, theme, characters, conflict, literary devices, and personal connections. There is optional homework students can complete for a grade to prepare them for discussion, increase their critical thinking skills, and satisfy state curriculum requirements. All books will be provided and are included in the class tuition. Fall semester we will be reading Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. 

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through Zoom meetings, and teacher generated packets.

 

 

 

2/3 ELA (grades 2-3)  Recorded class

$185 per semester  

Fall Focus: Around the World

This semester we will be taking a trip around the world (without ever leaving the classroom)! We will be visiting six different countries and learning all about their language, animals, culture, and people. The plan is to spend two weeks in each country, learning essential vocabulary, reading informational text and cultural stories, and writing about each country we visit. We will focus on building interesting sentences, paragraphs, word choice, and practicing friendly letter format. The semester will end with presentation for parents, including an around the world feast!

Spring Focus: Insects

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through recorded lessons, Zoom meetings, and teacher generated material packets.

Elementary Write On! (grades 4-5) Recorded class

$185 per semester            

Fall Focus: Fictional Writing

This semester students will be creating and writing fables. Our focus will be on the five stages of the writing process as we explore plot structure, character development, dialogue, organization, and theme. Each student will write and illustrate their own fable story book. The semester will culminate with Fable Day where family members will be invited to share in our publishing party.

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through recorded lessons, Zoom meetings, and teacher generated material packets for each student.

Spring Focus:  Informational Writing and Response to Literature

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through Zoom meetings and teacher generated material packets for each student.

Middle School Write On! (grades 6-8) Recorded class

$185 per semester           

Fall Focus: Essay Writing/Research

Our focus this semester will be on essay writing and research. Contrary to popular belief, research essay writing can be fun! This type of informative writing allows students to explore a topic that interests them and effectively convey important ideas, concepts, and information to their audience. Through guided research, students will learn to gather, summarize, organize, and analyze relevant information on a person of their choice. They will then be given step-by-step instruction in how to synthesize their research into an informative five paragraph essay and performance script. Students will be utilizing google docs and learning proper MLA format. The semester will culminate with the students participating in our class Wax Museum Project for friends and family at Author’s Night.

Spring Focus: Argument/Opinion Writing

If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through Zoom meetings and teacher generated material packets for each student.

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