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LOWER ELEMENTARY - K-3 CLASSES

 

Each K-3 class, taught by caring and nurturing teachers, contains fun-filled activities

and hands-on learning projects designed to foster creativity, collaboration, and learning.


 

ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS

 

Alphabet and Phonics Fun

Grades K-1

$190 per semester (1 voucher)

Each week, we will focus on a letter of the alphabet. Going in alphabetical order, we will cover letters A-M. Each class will be very fun and interactive. We will sing songs, learn the sound of each letter, learn proper penmanship, practice blending simple words, read books that start with the letter of the week, and do a craft that goes with the letter. At the end of 12 weeks, your student will come have their very own “scrapbook” with a craft from each letter of the alphabet A-M. If they join our class second semester, they will end up with a scrapbook of all 26 letters of the alphabet.

Teacher: Lisa Trepepi

email: eetrepepi@yahoo.com

phone: 661-373-4896

K-1 Language Arts

Grades K-1

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

Students will participate in a variety of language arts activities designed to foster creative thinking, oral expression, and growth in basic reading and writing. Each class time will include whole group activities and instruction, as well as, divided group activities and instruction according to grade and ability level. My classes change every semester so students can take my K-1 classes for 2 years without repeating.

 

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124 

Let's Read Together

Grades 2-3

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

In this class your child will be exposed to different genres of Children’s Literature. We will read out loud and discuss stories, learn lessons from them, learn about the time period, food and culture of the characters in the books through games and activities.

Teacher: Jaime Layton

email: philandjaime@gmail.com

phone/text: 530-306-0786

Math and Literature

Grades K-1

$185 per semester

Math is hands on and fun. Kids love being read to. So, combining literature and math is getting the best of both worlds! Each week, students will be introduced to engaging literature that will reinforce specific math concepts. Students will also do hands-on math and games to reinforce the math concept of the week.

Teacher: Lisa Trepepi

email: eetrepepi@yahoo.com

phone: 661-373-4896

Once Upon A Snack Time

Grades K-1 and K-3

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

 

Childrens’ literature is so fun but what makes it even better is taking time to bake and/or cook the foods in our favorite stories.  Each week we’ll read a new book and learn to make its corresponding food or dessert such as Stone Soup, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Dragons Love Tacos and many others.

 

Teacher: Dawn Setters

email: mycurriculumconnections@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.730.8057

MATH                     

 

K-1 Math Skills

Grades K-1                                                  

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

Students will engage in hands-on activities that develop, enrich, and expand basic math skills including: telling time, beginning math facts, measurement, calendars, patterns, graphing and problem solving. Each class time will include whole group activities and instruction, as well as divided group activities and instruction according to grade and ability level. My classes change every semester so students can take my K-1 classes for 2 years without repeating.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124 

3-5 Math Skills 

Grades 3-5  

$185 per semester (1 voucher)                                              

Students will participate in fun, hands-on activities that create and strengthen a solid understanding of grade-level curriculum standards. Some of the topics we will cover are: understanding place value, time intervals, problem solving with word problems and math facts. Curriculum will be based on California State Standards for 3rd-5th grade students.

This course will include visual examples, group activities and interactive games that will keep students thoroughly engaged. Students will have fun throughout the learning process, while strengthening valuable skills that ALL future math classes build upon!

Teacher: Joe Vargas

email:  YourFirstChoiceTutoring@gmail.com

phone/text:  916.805.7333

website: www.firstchoicetutoring.com

Math and Literature

Grades K-1

$185 per semester

Math is hands on and fun. Kids love being read to. So, combining literature and math is getting the best of both worlds! Each week, students will be introduced to engaging literature that will reinforce specific math concepts. Students will also do hands-on math and games to reinforce the math concept of the week.

Teacher: Lisa Trepepi

email: eetrepepi@yahoo.com

phone: 661-373-4896

Real Math: Money, Time, and More!

Grades 2-3                                                

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

Meshing math with all the other ideas and concepts in our world. Math mixes so well with all kinds of things from art to science, even history to literature. Math is an idea to be embraced and add to your big bag of knowledge. We'll explore through geometric shapes, graphing, time, measurements and more!

Teacher: Leslie Timm

email: leslietimm3@gmail.com

phone/text: 707.301.9983

SCIENCE

K-1 Science
Grades K-1    
                                

$185 per semester (1 voucher)  

From life science to Earth science we'll be doing all types of experiments about our world around us. Leaning the how's and why's and all the other questions in-between. Condensation, geology, climate, photosynthesis, atmosphere, organism, chemicals are all things we'll be discussing and learning about. Big words meshed with big concepts equal big fun!

Teacher: Leslie Timm

email: leslietimm3@gmail.com

phone/text: 707.301.9983

K-1 Science
Grades K-1 
                                   

$185 per semester (1 voucher)  

Young minds need active learning. Using our senses we will explore the world of science.  Students will dive into fun and interesting topics including ecosystems, habitat, life cycles, weather and climate, five senses, force and motion, and moon phases. Classes will be taught with a hands-on approach consisting of different activities that illustrate the lesson.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124       

2-3 Science
Grades 2-3     
                                

$185 per semester (1 voucher)  

From life science to Earth science we'll be doing all types of experiments about our world around us. Leaning the how's and why's and all the other questions in-between. Condensation, geology, climate, photosynthesis, atmosphere, organism, chemicals are all things we'll be discussing and learning about. Big words meshed with big concepts equal big fun!

Teacher: Leslie Timm

email: leslietimm3@gmail.com

phone/text: 707.301.9983

Science: Habitats

Grades K-1

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

Students will learn about 9 habitats. These habitats are desert, grasslands, temperate forest, tropical rainforest, oceans, freshwater, polar, and tundra. Geared toward K-1 grade students, the class is very interactive and fun. I use literature, visual aids, videos, songs, and crafts to reinforce what they are learning about habitats. At the end of the class, they will come home with a “scrapbook” of the crafts they completed as well as the songs they learned.

Teacher: Lisa Trepepi

email: eetrepepi@yahoo.com

phone: 661-373-4896

S.T.E.M.
Grades K-3                                    

$195 per semester (1 voucher)  

If your child learns by doing, then this STEM class is for them! We will combine science, technology, engineering, and math to problem solve challenges using a variety of materials. This class will encourage students to independently, and as a group, explore, discover, manipulate and experiment while developing their critical thinking skills abilities. My classes change every semester so students can take my k-3 classes for all four years without repeating.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124   

Top Secret Forensics

Grades 2-3

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

 

This is a fun and simplified "Who-Done-I" class. Students will be presented with age-appropriate "crimes" and will learn to follow the clues to determine who the suspects and guilty characters are.  They will get to use basic chemistry, decoding, matching, and overall observation skills.

 

Teacher: Dawn Setters

email: mycurriculumconnections@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.730.8057

Zoomin' Into Zoology
Grades K-3
                                      

$185 per semester (1 voucher)  

Zoomin’ into Zoology is a fun, hands-on way to learn about animals, their habitat, life cycles, fun facts, and create animal crafts. This class combines animal science, geography, art, and global preservation and awareness. Join me as we explore mammals, insects, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and fish. The wild world of animals is waiting for you. My classes change every semester so students can take my K-3 classes for all four years without repeating.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124   

 

Zoology

Grades 2-3

$185 per semester (1 voucher)  

Come learn all about animals in a hands-on, interactive environment! In this class we will explore animal habitats, adaptations, life cycles, characteristics, and so much more. We will combine art, science, and geography as we journey together into the animal kingdom. Come join the fun!

Teacher: Jaime Layton

email: philandjaime@gmail.com

phone/text: 530-306-0786

SOCIAL SCIENCE

Adventures Around the World

Grades K-3

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

Do you want your children to learn social studies in a new and exciting way by having the experience of  “visiting” other countries and learning about their diverse and colorful cultures? This semester we will be “visiting” the following fascinating countries:  Kenya, Portugal, India, Spain, Mexico, the Philippines, and Norway. Each student will receive their own passport in which to write and draw about each country that we “visit”. In addition, students in my class will be watching videos, hearing folklore stories, listening to music from each different country, doing art projects, playing games, and participating in activities that help to foster kindness, sharing, and a sense of community in our world. One of the goals of social studies classes is to help children to learn how to become citizens of the world.  This class will teach your children  how to do that in a fun and relatable way. Lessons will include the following fun activities: creating African masks,  making cork dolls, playing traditional games from India,  learning a Portuguese folklore dance, participating in a pretend bullfight, decorating traditional Filipino Christmas lanterns, having a St. Lucia Day parade and much, much more!

COME JOIN THE ADVENTURES!!!

Teacher: Debbie Heiden

email:  teacher_debbie@yourfunteacher.com

phone: 916.817.1821 

 

Bread Around the World

Grades K-1

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

In this class, children learn that every culture has bread.  Students study a different culture each week, they would learn to make the bread from that culture, its history and how it has affected that society.  Example: bagels were invented by a Jewish baker for a special celebration honoring a Polish Monarch.  It was supposed to resemble a stirrup because he loved riding horses.

Teacher: Dawn Setters

email: mycurriculumconnections@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.730.8057

Famous Americans

Grades K-1

Students will learn about 12 famous Americans using literature, videos, visual aids, and crafts. Geared toward K-1 grade students, the class is very interactive and fun.

 

Teacher: Lisa Trepepi

email: eetrepepi@yahoo.com

phone: 661-373-4896

 

Famous Americans In History

Grades 2-3

 

Through literature, videos, visual aids and crafts, students learn about famous Americans in history. 

 

Teacher: Jaime Layton

email: philandjaime@gmail.com

phone/text: 530-306-0786

Pioneer Living

Grades K-3

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

There are so many wonderful and interesting people who helped to discover and establish settlements in our country.  To truly appreciate their stories we will learn about their adventures and what life was like for them.  We will not only read fun anecdotes but reenact some of those ways of living ourselves.  Students will learn what it was like to be in a classroom and practice writing their name on a slate just like Laura Ingalls, to plant appleseeds like Johnny, pan for gold like the minors, churn butter, make wooden toys, learn about the different rules and chores children their own age had to follow like darning socks and much more.

 

Teacher: Dawn Setters

email: mycurriculumconnections@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.730.8057

 

FINE ARTS CLASSES

 

ART

Art Exploration: Up Close and Far Away

Grades K-3

$205 per semester

Learn to think like an artist as we create fun projects centered around the theme of zooming very close in or zooming way out.  Fine art techniques of drawing and painting will be taught and creativity will be developed by looking at things in different ways. Some of the projects that will be created are painting a small object large, painting a large object small, and drawing the texture of an animal - fur, feathers, scales - so large that it's hard to tell what it is then drawing what that animal looks like in a scene when you zoom out. A new art project will be completed each week.   A variety of media including graphite, watercolor, acrylic, markers, and pastels will be taught and explored in this class.   

Teacher: Jennifer Rowe

email: jenniferrowestudio@gmail.com

phone: 916.212.3282

website: jenniferrowestudio.com

Becoming an Artist

Grades K-3 

The students learn about 4 different famous artists per semester, their unique style of art, their mediums and how to approach art in their own way.  They would make projects that simulate famous pieces , then create their own interpretation of them.

Teacher: Dawn Setters

email: mycurriculumconnections@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.730.8057

DANCE

Creative Dance & Movement

Grades K-3  

$180 per semester

In this class the students will be learning basic dance steps and using props and other fun  accessories as they move to the music. Coordination, musicality, body awareness and flexibility will be some of the caveats of this class. Let's DANCE! 

Teacher: Sara Schneider

email: saraschnei@sbcglobal.net

phone: 530.417.3230

website: http://ba-lates.com

DRAMA

Kids on Stage

Grades K-3 and 2-3

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

 

This class will introduce the basics of drama and creative expression through movement, verbalization, and role-playing.  Students will learn stage presence, vocal projection and diction using simplified and age-appropriate memorization.  This class is great for building tools and techniques for children who have shy tendencies as well as helping gregarious children with being more observant of others around them. At the end of the semester the children will perform a group play with an added goal of a solo performance from each student.

 

Teacher: Dawn Setters

email: mycurriculumconnections@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.730.8057

Jr. Musical Theater

Grades K-3

$210 per semester

Become a part of a musical theater production! Each child will have a chance to participate as we rehearse and produce a Broadway Musical Kids production. Every week children learn their parts. We practice stage presence, singing, and dancing. Simple costumes and props will be necessary. Some provided and some sourced from participants. On the last day of class we perform our 30 minute musical for parents and some of our K-3 FLA students.

Teacher: Rachel Wattson

email: rachelwattsonfit@gmail.com

phone: 760-716-2793

MUSIC

Beginning Piano

Grades K-3

$180 per semester (one voucher)

The teacher will provide students with keyboards to use in class. 

Teacher: Jon Holowaty
email:  musicteacherjon@gmail.co
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phone/text:  605-576-2427

Website:  mtj-studio.com

Ukulele

Grades K-3

$180 per semester (one voucher)

Aloha, music lovers in grades K-3! Are you ready to embark on an exciting musical journey? Join our beginner ukulele class designed to bring out the happy strummer in you. In this lively and engaging course, you'll learn the basics of ukulele playing, from tuning and holding the instrument to trying essential chords and strumming patterns.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are expected to bring their own ukuleles to class each week.

Teacher: Jon Holowaty
email:  musicteacherjon@gmail.com
phone/text:  605-576-2427

Website:  mtj-studio.com

Musical Odyssey: A Voyage Through Music

Grades K-3

$180 per semester (one voucher)

This is a basic music appreciation class where students learn to read basic music notation and study music history in fun and engaging ways, including movement and dance. The class is taught by Mr. Holowaty who has a Masters in Music Education. 

 

Teacher: Jon Holowaty
email:  musicteacherjon@gmail.com
phone/text:  605-576-2427​

Website:  mtj-studio.com

LANGUAGE CLASSES

American Sign Language (ASL) 

Grades 2-3

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

Students will begin to learn the basics of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture.  They will learn basic communication skills through ABC's/ fingerspelling, numbers, ASL word order, sentence types, and verbs. We will play fun games and activities to help remember vocabulary.

Teacher: Jaime Layton

email: philandjaime@gmail.com

phone/text: 530-306-0786

 

 

Beginning Spanish
Grades K-3                                                                                                                                                       

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

Do you want your children to learn Spanish through songs, stories, fun games, and art projects? Debra Heiden, a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching experience will be offering this fun and interactive class next semester! Students in this class will learn useful conversational phrases as well as vocabulary pertaining to the following subjects: numbers, telling time, colors, days of the week, school items, clothes, rooms in their homes, and more!
VAMOS HABLAR ESPANOL!!!

Teacher: Debbie Heiden

email:  teacher_debbie@yourfunteacher.com

phone: 916.817.1821 

ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Bible: Good News Club

Grades K-3

FREE

Each week the teacher presents an exciting Bible lesson using colorful materials from Child Evangelism Fellowship Press. This action-packed time also includes songs, Scripture memory, a missions story and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme.

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

Teacher: Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494

Creative Desserts

Grades 2-3

$205 per semester (one voucher)

Students will learn the basics of cake decorating by use of different tips and different techniques used to get fun designs. We will walk through the process of easily filling a bag, using a coupler, as well as use of a different tips for starting designs. We will explore design and color combinations, along with placement and creating unique cakes. No background knowledge is needed, just a willingness to come and have fun, maybe lick your fingers and learn something new.

Teacher: Leslie Timm

email: leslietimm3@gmail.com

phone/text: 707.301.9983

Beginning Hand Sewing

Grades 2-3

$195 per semester (1 voucher)  


Have fun and learn to sew by hand!  Sewing helps improve fine motor skills and focus. At the same time, students are able to create fun projects to take home.  Students will learn basic hand stitches, how to thread a needle, cutting fabric, tying knots, how to sew on buttons and snaps, and adding embellishments like ribbon and lace. We will start with the most basic of skills, and advance step-by-step throughout the semester with fun and creative sewing projects.

Teacher: Jaime Layton

email: philandjaime@gmail.com

phone/text: 530-306-0786

Beginning Hand Sewing

Grades 1-2

$195 per semester (1 voucher)  

Hand sewing is an excellent class for your young child to develop fine motor skills. Your child will learn how to properly thread a needle, tie knots, sew on buttons and snaps, and add embellishments like lace and ribbons. This class will also help your

child learn how to follow steps in the correct order and work patiently and diligently week to week on cute projects. Your child will gain confidence each week and will be so proud of the creative projects that he/she finishes.

Teacher: Lisa Trepepi

email: eetrepepi@yahoo.com

phone: 661-373-4896

Growing Plants for Life: All about garden plants and garden creatures

Grades K-3

$185 per semester

 

This class is perfect for anyone who is interested in having hands-on fun in learning about plants and bugs. Each week, students will explore different aspects of gardening through literature studies, in-class experiments, and hands-on fun. By the end of it they’ll have acquired a whole new understanding of plants and garden life. 

 

With this course your learner can develop an appreciation for nature that extends far beyond what textbooks offer with real life skills in gardening and biology. 

Teacher: Alicia DeVore

email: www.createmygarden.net

phone: 562-587-4563

LEGO Engineering
Grades K-3  
                                                                                                                               

$185 per semester  (1 voucher)  

   

Does hands-on building and creating sound like fun?  Then come join us and learn STEM concepts through building fun projects. We will use LEGO® parts and motors, and sometimes supplement them with common items such as string, paper, crayons, etc. Explore your creative boundaries, and connect your projects to real-world physics and engineering concepts, while guided by an experienced instructor. ​We do different projects each semester!

 

Format:

Project discussion/demonstration: 5-10 minutes

Design/Build​/Experiment: 30-40 minutes

Review/Wrap-up: 5 minutes

Clean up: 5 minutes

Teacher: Lynda Weiss 

email: lynda.weiss@lyndaweiss.net

phone/text: 916.390.6530

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