2022 FALL SEMESTER BEGINS SEPTEMBER 13th

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Fall classes will be in person at the following locations: 

 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays:

El Dorado Hills
Vintage Grace

931 Lassen Ln 

El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Thursdays:

Placerville 
Seventh-Day Adventist Church
6831 Mother Lode Drive
Placerville, CA 95667

 

TUESDAYS in El Dorado Hills

2/3 ELA: Owl-tastic Sentences to Stories (grades 2-3)  9:00am-10:00am

$190 per semester  

This class will teach students how to write and combine excellent sentences leading to interesting paragraphs and stories. Students will participate in a variety of language arts activities designed to foster creative thinking, oral expression, and growth in basic reading, writing, and spelling skills all while learning about owls. Our focus will be on sentence structure, expanding boring sentences, adding detail to our writing, combining sentences with fluency and variety, and story writing. Each class time will include both whole group activities and instruction, as well as divided group activities and instruction according to grade and ability level.

Elementary Write On! Plentiful Paragraphs (grades 4-6)  10:00am-11:00am

$190 per semester      

     

This semester students will be creating an interactive notebook as we explore and practice four types of paragraphs: narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive. Students will participate in a variety of motivating and creative activities designed to inspire them to respond in writing through related prompts. Knowing how to craft an effective paragraph is a powerful tool for young writers, and a skill that will benefit them greatly in the middle school years ahead. 

Middle School Write On! Fun With the Five-Paragraph Essay (grades 6-8) 

11:00am-12:00pm and 12:30pm-1:30pm (two class times offered)

$190 per semester           

The focus of this class is teaching students how to write an effective, organized, well-developed five paragraph essay all while having fun! Throughout their educational journey students will be required to write well-developed paragraphs or essays on-demand. This type of writing is completed in-class, in a limited amount of time. On-demand writing requires students to develop the ability to focus a topic, provide relevant evidence, select an appropriate organizational structure, and complete the task within one setting. This class is designed to provide practical, step-by-step instruction in how to approach in-class prompts and successfully write clear, concise, organized, and creative responses in a timely manner without a lot of stress. The class will follow a writer’s workshop model, with brief topical instruction, followed by individualized writing support.     

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 The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, and one more novel to be announced soon. Come join us and READ ON! 

Wednesdays in El Dorado Hills

High School Literature Study: Shakespeare and Steinbeck (grades 9-12)  12:30pm-1:30pm

$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 homework students complete 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. This semester we will be studying Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and various other short stories consistent with A-G curriculum requirements.

High School Write on! (grades 9-12)  1:30pm-2:30pm

$195 per semester            

 

This class will work in combination with the High School Literature Study class and will focus on writing projects, essays, and responses centered around the novels studied. This semester, students will complete an argument/research essay along with other short answer responses, essays, and projects. This class is aligned with A-G requirements.

 

 

Thursdays in Placerville

2/3 ELA: Owl-tastic Sentences to Stories (grades 2-3)  10:00am-11:00am

$190 per semester  

This class will teach students how to write and combine excellent sentences leading to interesting paragraphs and stories. Students will participate in a variety of language arts activities designed to foster creative thinking, oral expression, and growth in basic reading, writing, and spelling skills all while learning about owls. Our focus will be on sentence structure, expanding boring sentences, adding detail to our writing, combining sentences with fluency and variety, and story writing. Each class time will include both whole group activities and instruction, as well as divided group activities and instruction according to grade and ability level.

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

$190 per semester    

       

This semester students will be creating an interactive notebook as we explore and practice four types of paragraphs: narrative, descriptive, expository, and persuasive. Students will participate in a variety of motivating and creative activities designed to inspire them to respond in writing through related prompts. Knowing how to craft an effective paragraph is a powerful tool for young writers, and a skill that will benefit them greatly in the middle school years ahead. 

Middle School Write On! Fun With the Five-Paragraph Essay (grades 6-8) 

12:30pm-1:30pm (two class times offered)

$190 per semester           

The focus of this class is teaching students how to write an effective, organized, well-developed five paragraph essay all while having fun! Throughout their educational journey students will be required to write well-developed paragraphs or essays on-demand. This type of writing is completed in-class, in a limited amount of time. On-demand writing requires students to develop the ability to focus a topic, provide relevant evidence, select an appropriate organizational structure, and complete the task within one setting. This class is designed to provide practical, step-by-step instruction in how to approach in-class prompts and successfully write clear, concise, organized, and creative responses in a timely manner without a lot of stress. The class will follow a writer’s workshop model, with brief topical instruction, followed by individualized writing support.  

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 The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, and one more novel to be announced soon. Come join us and READ ON! 

Middle School Bible (grades 6-8)  9:00am-10:00am

FREE

 

Get ready to dig into God's Word together as we discover what it means to be a middle schooler following after Jesus. This class will be Bible-based and open to all students who want to learn more about or grow in their relationship with God. Come join us as we discuss, ask questions, find answers, and pray in an environment of support and encouragement.

"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:24-25

This is a non-secular class, taught from a Christian world view, involving prayer. 

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