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.


 

MATH                     

 

3-5 Math Skills

Grades 3-5                                                    

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

The 2021 Spring semester of 3-5 Math Skills is great for new and returning students! There will be new topics for returning students, and new students will fit right in because this year’s topics are not connected to the previous semester. New students are welcome, and returning students will be exposed to new material! 

Students will participate in fun, hands-on and virtual activities that create and strengthen a solid understanding of grade-level curriculum standards. Some of the topics we will be covering are: understanding geometric figures, data gathering, 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, online activities and interactive games that will keep students thoroughly engaged. Students will have fun throughout the entire process, all the while strengthening valuable skills that ALL future math classes will build upon!

Remote Learning Model: Online Zoom Meetings

Teacher: Joe Vargas

email:  YourFirstChoiceTutoring@gmail.com

phone/text:  916.805.7333

website: www.firstchoicetutoring.com

Math Lab: Fun With Fractions

Grades 3-6                                                    

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

 

The 2021 Spring semester of Fun With Fractions is great for new and returning students! There will be new topics for returning students, and new students will fit right in because this year’s topics are not connected to the previous semester. New students are welcome, and returning students will be exposed to new material! 

Whether you are just learning about fractions or an expert, there’s always something new and exciting to learn! In this semester we will learn using online activities and interactive games in order to master the art of using fractions! Some activities will consist of folding and cutting construction paper to teach the concept of ‘parts to a whole’. Other activities will teach students how to add, subtract, multiply and simplify fractions. With a variety of many visuals and group activities, students will better understand how learning fractions can be both easy and fun!

Remote Learning Model: Online Zoom classes

 

Teacher: Joe Vargas

email:  YourFirstChoiceTutoring@gmail.com

phone/text:  916.805.7333

website: www.firstchoicetutoring.com

SCIENCE


K-3 Science
Grades K-3                                      

$180 per semester (1 voucher)  

This spring students will be learning about the four seasons.   Are there patterns to the seasons and what does the earth’s rotation have to do with it?  In addition, we will also study wild weather!  Taking a closer look at tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and thunderstorms and doing fun experiments along the way.   I will send weekly emails with links to my pre recorded class videos.  I will also provide a bag with all the worksheets and experiments so parents can easily find the work that corresponds to the day’s lesson

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124       

 

Zoomin' Into Zoology
Grades K-3                                      

$180 per semester (1 voucher)  

 Zoomin’ into Zoology is a fun, hands-on way to learn about animals, their habitats, adaptations, fun facts, and create animal crafts.  This class combines animal science, geography, art, and global preservation and awareness.  This semester we will be focusing on animal habitats: desert, arctic, forest, ocean, grassland, and rainforests. The wild world of animals is waiting for you.  I will send weekly emails with links to my pre recorded class videos.  I will also provide a bag with all the worksheets and crafts so parents can easily find the work that corresponds to the day’s lesson.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124       

SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

K-3 History: People the Changed the World, Part II

Grades K-3

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

Ordinary people have changed the world!  Through hands-on project based learning, students explore the lives and historic impact of a variety of ordinary people; Jane Goodall, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ann Frank to name a few!  This is a standards based class that is intended to spark a love for HISTORY in K-3 graders! 


Remote Learning Model:  Students will be provided a “project bag” containing the parts and pieces necessary for the hands online learning components of the class. The class will be recorded where students will learn about the ordinary people from Mrs. Chiappe. The video will include project demonstration. Students will then complete the projects at home. 

Teacher: Laurie Chiappe

email: lchiappe@comcast.net     

phone/text: 408.472.6155

FINE ARTS AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Art For Kids
Grades K-3                                                  

New students: $220 ($180 for 12 lessons, plus $40 for supply kit )

Continuing Students $195 ($180 for 12 lessons, plus $15 for supplemental supplies)

This class is a one-year curriculum, so we will be doing all new art projects in the second semester! Continuing and New students are welcome to join!

 

Come create and learn lots of fun ways to make art!! This class is a hands-on introduction to fun and fascinating art materials and techniques. It is geared toward the younger grades, so exploration is encouraged through projects using acrylic paint, watercolors, 3-D paper projects, Air dry clay sculpture, line work with markers, experimenting with painting on canvas, and more. I don’t teach students to “copy” me, but to investigate and develop their own style. I give them the tools and techniques to be able to make their own individual, creative art on their own when they are finished with my class, as well as skills to take into the next level of art classes as they grow.

Remote Learning Model: Each class will be online via Zoom, with full class participation. I will record each Zoom lesson so that students can go back and repeat lessons or get more practice. It will also be available to students who missed class on the day it was held. How much parent involvement will there be?  Depending on your child’s abilities, you may need to help set them up with the paints, water, or clay at the start of class.

 

Materials: I have put together a kit which includes absolutely everything that will be needed for the 12 classes in the semester, including acrylic paints, brushes, watercolors, markers, glue and gloss medium, air dry clay, special paper, and other necessary items.  There is an extra materials charge for this class of $40 to cover the cost of the kit.

 

*Note: Continuing students already have their kit (with their paints, brushes, markers, etc) and will only need to pay for supplemental materials that will be needed to complete the projects for this semester. 

Teacher: Brenda Williams   

email: brenda@brendawilliamsstudio.com

Phone/text: 916.337.1990     

website: www.BrendaWilliamsStudio.com

Art and Music Around the World
Grades 2-8          
                                       

$220 ($180 for 12 lessons, plus $40 for supply kit )

*This class has a one-year curriculum, so we will be exploring all new countries this semester! Continuing and New students are welcome to join!!

 

Join us as we take a fascinating cultural journey around the world!  We will be discovering the Art and Music of many different cultures in this fun journey! This class will focus on various art techniques that are rooted in traditional cultures. 

 

In Semester 1 we learned about the art and music of 10 countries around the world, and in Semester 2 we will be learning about completely ​different fascinating countries ! 

Each lesson will also include cultural background information and artistic examples, as well as a short intro to the music of that culture, which will be playing in the background while students work. I don’t teach students to “copy” me, but to investigate and develop their own style. I give them the tools and techniques to be able to make their own individual, creative art on their own when they are finished with my class, as well as skills to take into the next level of art classes as they grow. 

Remote Learning Model:  Each class will be online via Zoom, with full class participation. I will record each Zoom lesson so that students can go back and repeat lessons or get more practice. It will also be available to students who missed class on the day it was held. How much parent involvement will there be?  Depending on your child’s age and abilities, you may need to help set them up with the paints, water, or clay at the start of class. 

Materials: I have put together a kit which includes absolutely everything that will be needed for the 12 classes in the semester, including all paints, brushes, colored sand, markers, air dry clay, special paper, and other necessary items.  There is an extra materials charge for this class of $40 to cover the cost of the kit. 

Teacher: Brenda Williams   

email: brenda@brendawilliamsstudio.com

Phone/text: 916.337.1990     

website: www.BrendaWilliamsStudio.com

Beginning Spanish
Grades K-3  
                                                                                                                                                    

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

It's no secret that we learn language best during our early childhood. Do you want your children to take advantage of their natural ability to learn another language?  Join us as your children learn Spanish and make new friends in our class!  Classes will be offered by Debra K. Heiden, a credentialed Spanish bi-lingual teacher with many years of experience in teaching young children Spanish.  Students will learn Spanish through songs, stories, art activities, and games.  This semester students will be learning vocabulary words and conversational phrases pertaining to the following topics:

        Months of the Year

        Seasons of the Year

        Types of Weather

        Articles of Clothing

        Parts of the Body

        Farm Animals

        Members of the Family

 

COME JOIN THE FUN!

Remote Learning Model: Classes will be taught remotely through the Vedamo teaching platform and will include worksheets, songs, art projects, and puppet shows. Materials packets will be available for pick-up at the FLA pick up day.

Teacher: Debbie Heiden

email:  teacher_debbie@yourfunteacher.com.

phone: 916.817.1821 

K-3 American Sign Language (ASL) 1

Grades K-3

$175 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.

Remote Learning Model: Pre-recorded lessons

Teacher: Jaime Layton

email: philandjaime@gmail.com

phone/text: 530-306-0786

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. 

Remote Learning Model: Zoom lessons

Teacher: Marilyn and Bob Halk, Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494

K-3 LEGO Engineering
Grades K-3                 
                                                                                                                

$180 per semester  (1 voucher)  

   

Tap into your imagination from the comfort of your own home with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Build engineer-designed projects, explore your creative boundaries, and connect your projects to real-world physics and engineering concepts. ​We do different projects each semester!

 

Remote Learning Model: Online, using Zoom, Interactive. Format is similar to our in-class format - short periods with project discussions/demonstrations, alternating with build periods. I will be available the entire class time so students can ask questions. I would like parents to remain nearby (ideally in the same room) in case participants experience any technical difficulty. ​

 

Materials: 

A loaner class materials kit is available for each student.

Teacher: Lynda Weiss 

email: lynda.weiss@lyndaweiss.net

phone/text: 916.390.6530

Ukulele

Grades 1-4 

$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. 

Remote Learning Model: This class will be given via zoom. You can easily download an app for zoom on a smartphone or computer. An invitation link will be sent to your email 10 minutes prior to class each week

Teacher:  Jonathan Jimmerson

email: jjmusiclessons1@gmail.com

phone/text: 505.720.4617

website: www.jjmusiclessons.com