LOWER ELEMENTARY - K-3 CLASSES

 

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

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

 

MATH                     

 

K-1 Math

Grades K-1  

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

Students will engage in hands-on activities that develop, enrich, and expand basic math skills, including beginning math facts, measurement, calendars, patterns, money, graphing, telling time, 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.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124

Fun With Math

Grades 2-3

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

   

Fall Focus: Money and Time

This semester, students will explore money and time through engaging, hands-on, and higher-level thinking activities. We will build on their previous currency knowledge and cover coin and bill recognition, value, counting, adding and subtracting. We will also practice telling time to the hour, half hour, quarter hour and minute. The semester will culminate with a class store where the students will be able to budget their class money and purchase their lunch.

 

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email: messages2mary@att.net            

phone/text: 916.990.3494    

LANGUAGE ARTS

 

K-1 English Language Arts
Grades K-1                         

$180 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, writing, and spelling skills. 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.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124

Write on! Language Arts
Grades 2-3
                                                                                                   

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

 

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. 

 

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494

website: www.writeon4kids.com

Beginning Writer's Workshop

Grades 2-4                                                                                                              

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

This exciting class will focus on teaching beginning writing skills and encouraging the love of writing. Students will participate in a variety of interactive, hands-on activities designed to increase their confidence, ability, and knowledge of the mechanics and art of writing. We will learn and practice everything from pencil position, handwriting, word placement, and spacing, to sentence structure, paragraphs, and punctuation.  Join us and learn to LOVE writing!

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494

website: www.writeon4kids.com

SCIENCE


K-1 Science
Grades K-1                                     

$180 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


Little Wonders Science
Grades 2-3                                     

$182 per semester   (4 vouchers at $45.50 each)    

                                                                                                                                                        
Little minds need active learning. Using our senses, we will explore the wonders of science. Students will engage their minds in topics including ecosystems, weather and climate, forces and interactions, space systems, and engineering design. Classes will be taught with a hands-on approach consisting of different activities that illustrate the lesson.


Teacher: Sara Diggs

email: sararenee.87@gmail.com              

phone/text: 916.502.6470                                                

STEM

Grades K-1     

$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 investigate 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.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124

STEM: Little Wonders Student Engineering 

Grades 2-3     

$195 per semester (4 vouchers at $48.75 each)


Having an understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math prepares children to be problem solvers, collaborators, creators, and investigators, all while being mindful of the resources available to them. There is no denying that STEM-based learning provides students a head start to success in the rapidly changing 21st century. In this hands-on class, we will take on current, real-life problems, and find solutions based on our investigations.

Teacher: Sara Diggs

email: sararenee.87@gmail.com              

phone/text: 916.502.6470

SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

Me on the Map

Grades K-3     

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

Me on the Map is a fun, hands-on way to introduce geography to kids. It puts them on the map! We will creatively explore our place in our school, community, state, country, continent, and planet. Join me as we travel the world to find out where we fit on the map. This class combines art, geography, language arts, and community awareness.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124

FINE ARTS AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Art
Grades K-3          
                                       

$180 per semester (4 vouchers at $45 each)

Art is such a fun way for children to express their creativity. In this hands-on class, students will be encouraged to freely explore the different medias of art each week. We will learn how to apply new techniques to our work, along with some fun history of how they were created. Class fee includes all supplies.  

Teacher: Sara Diggs

email: sararenee.87@gmail.com              

phone/text: 916.502.6470

Beginning Spanish
Grades K-3  
                                                                                                                                                    

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

This semester students will continue to increase their knowledge of the Spanish language by learning new vocabulary pertaining to the following topics:  “Months of the Year”, “Seasons”, “Types of Weather”, “Articles of Clothing”, “Parts of the Body” and “Farm Animals”.  Students will increase their ability to speak and understand Spanish through songs, art projects, and interactive games and activities.  Students who have not taken Spanish during the fall semester are welcome to join our class. LEARN SPANISH THE FUN WAY!

Teacher: Debbie Heiden

email: dkhlovesbooks@gmail.com

phone: 916.817.1821 

Bible 

Grades K-3

FREE

Children will enjoy hearing true life missionary stories, stories from the Bible, memory verses, lively songs and, if time permits, we play a review game. What a joy it is to start the morning with children full of joy and eager to learn.  

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

Teacher: Coordinated by Mary Frederick, taught by Marilyn and Bob Halk

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494

Little Wonders Dessert Emporium 

Grades 2-3                                                  

$192 per semester (4 vouchers at $48 each)

           

Dessert Emporium is an exciting introduction into the world of desserts. Students will learn how their favorite desserts are made. They will practice coloring frosting, using a piping bag, basic piping techniques, cupcake decorating and much more. They will make a take-home dessert each week, along with an entry in their dessert cookbook that will go home at the end of the semester.   

Teacher: Sara Diggs

email: sararenee.87@gmail.com              

phone/text: 916.502.6470

Drama 

Grades 2-3                               

 $164 per semester (1 voucher)


A fun and exciting introduction to drama and acting with an emphasis on building confidence and public speaking skills! Students will work together to explore the world of drama, acting, song, and dance. 

Teacher:  Asten Fallavollita

email: atfallavol@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.220.6798

Hand-Sewing

Grades 2-3 

$180 per semester (4 vouchers at $45 each) 


Hand-sewing is a practical skill that will last a lifetime. This is an introductory level class that will teach young students the techniques necessary to master the basics of hand sewing. We will start with how to thread a needle, and the proper way to make a stitch. Our projects will progress in skill level as we move through the semester. There is nothing more fun that taking home a project once completed to show off your hard work. This class will move at an appropriate pace for the students as they gain confidence in their ability to sew. 

Teacher: Sara Diggs

email: sararenee.87@gmail.com              

phone/text: 916.502.6470

Games around the World

Grades K-3                                                                                                                                                       

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

This semester we will be continuing our fun adventures as we “travel” to several different countries, including China, Brazil, and Ireland.   Join us as we learn about different cultures and celebrate their colorful traditions and holidays, including “Chinese New Year”, “Carnaval”, and “St. Patrick's Day”.  Students will learn interesting facts about different countries and cultures, hear a variety of stories that reflect the traditions of each country being studied and engage in a variety of art projects and games designed to make their “visit” to each country fun and interactive.  COME JOIN THE ADVENTURES!

Teacher: Debbie Heiden

email: dkhlovesbooks@gmail.com

phone: 916.817.1821 

Hand-Sewing

Grades 3-8                                             

$180 per semester (1 voucher)  

Hand sewing is a fun and creative activity that is also useful. In this class, students will learn this extremely valuable lifelong skill through a variety of engaging projects designed to teach traditional hand stitches. The project-based learning includes sewing a needle book, a pincushion, a button "tree", a felt mouse, and a drawstring bag. Additionally, throughout the class, students will be exposed to vocabulary unique to the world of sewing.  Class fee includes a small personal sewing kit and fabric. 3rd grade students may join this class with teacher's approval.

Teacher: Lisa Hindmarsh

email:  lisahindmarsh@yahoo.com

phone/text:  530.313.3789

website: www.handsonsciencefun.com


LEGOS: STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO® Materials
Grades K-3                 
                                                                                                                

$197 per semester  (1 voucher)  

   

Level up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through projects such as Castles, Airplanes, and Scissor Lifts! Design, build, and explore your craziest ideas with the guidance of a Play-Well instructor.

Teacher: Lynda Weiss (or other Play-Well TEKnologies instructor)

email: lweiss@play-well.org

phone/text: 916.390.6530

website: www.play-well.org

Ukulele

Grades K-3 $180 per semester (4 vouchers at $45 each)

Every student can be a ukulele player! This course serves as an introduction to the instrument and will provide students with instant success making music on the ukulele. Focus points will be strumming and rhythms, reading music, and improvising. This course is also a great way to kick start kids into learning musical instruments. The ukulele is a lot easier to learn how to play starting out than the piano or guitar. Students that start with ukulele will find that they can learn other instruments a lot faster as a result. 

Teacher:  Jonathan Jimmerson

email: jjmusiclessons1@gmail.com

phone/text: 505.720.4617

website: www.jjmusiclessons.com