2022 SPRING SEMESTER BEGINS JANUARY 24th

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Spring classes will be back in person! Your child's safety is of utmost importance and all state, local, and CDC guidelines  will be followed. 

 

TUESDAYS in El Dorado Hills

2/3 ELA (grades 2-3)  10:00am-11:00am

$185 per semester  

Spring Focus: Insects

This semester it’s all about insects! We will be focusing on expository writing. The students will learn about a new insect each week. They will practice reading and understanding informational text, organizing information, and writing expository sentences and paragraphs. The focus of our writing will be learning how to write to inform. Students will complete an informational narrative on an insect of their choice. They will also create their own new bug and write a detailed informational description to introduce it to the world. 

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            

Spring Focus: Instructional Writing

We will begin this fall with The Great Lego Challenge! Our focus will be on expository writing skills. Students will design, create, and advertise a new Lego creation. Students will explore “how-to” writing skills including clarity, perspective, and organization as they draft and revise detailed instructions anyone could follow to recreate their Lego design. When finished, they will develop an advertisement for their creation, focusing on writing that appeals to a specific audience. Throughout the project, we will explore and practice all five stages the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. The semester will culminate in the Lego Challenge Party where friends and family will be invited to come and recreate student designs. If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through recorded lessons, Zoom meetings, and teacher generated material packets for each student.

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

$185 per semester           

Spring Focus: Fictional Mystery Writing

Everyone loves a good mystery! This semester our focus will be fictional narrative writing as each student creates their own mystery story. Students will learn to plan plots, develop characters, and build suspense through the use of dialogue, clues, thought shots, red herrings, and exploding moments. We will take their stories through all five stages of the writing process and collaborate on the creation of a Middle School Mysteries book. These books have always been a favorite of students and parents alike. 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. Spring semester novels will be The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. Come join us and READ ON!

 

Thursdays in Placerville

2/3 ELA (grades 2-3)  9:00am-10:00am

$185 per semester  

Spring Focus: Insects

This semester it’s all about insects! We will be focusing on expository writing. The students will learn about a new insect each week. They will practice reading and understanding informational text, organizing information, and writing expository sentences and paragraphs. The focus of our writing will be learning how to write to inform. Students will complete an informational narrative on an insect of their choice. They will also create their own new bug and write a detailed informational description to introduce it to the world. 

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            

pring Focus: Instructional Writing

We will begin this fall with The Great Lego Challenge! Our focus will be on expository writing skills. Students will design, create, and advertise a new Lego creation. Students will explore “how-to” writing skills including clarity, perspective, and organization as they draft and revise detailed instructions anyone could follow to recreate their Lego design. When finished, they will develop an advertisement for their creation, focusing on writing that appeals to a specific audience. Throughout the project, we will explore and practice all five stages the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing. The semester will culminate in the Lego Challenge Party where friends and family will be invited to come and recreate student designs. If necessary, this class will transition to remote learning without disruption through recorded lessons, Zoom meetings, and teacher generated material packets for each student.

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

$185 per semester           

Spring Focus: Fictional Mystery Writing

Everyone loves a good mystery! This semester our focus will be fictional narrative writing as each student creates their own mystery story. Students will learn to plan plots, develop characters, and build suspense through the use of dialogue, clues, thought shots, red herrings, and exploding moments. We will take their stories through all five stages of the writing process and collaborate on the creation of a Middle School Mysteries book. These books have always been a favorite of students and parents alike. 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. Spring semester novels will be The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor. Come join us and READ ON!

Fridays in Folsom (EDH side, Broadstone area)

 

Advanced Novel Study (grades 8-12) 

$190 per semester

Fridays, 10:00am

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. Spring semester we will be reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls  and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oliver Wilde. 

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

Advanced Writing Add-on (grades 8-12) 

$90 per semester

Fridays, 11:00am

This class can be taken only in combination with the advanced novel study class. Our focus will be writing projects focused on the books we are reading in the novel class. Students will write several response to literature essays analyzing theme, character development, and opinion. Other types of writing and skills will also be incorporated.

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

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