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                     

 

K-2 Math

Grades K-2  

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

Students will engage in hands-on activities that develop, enrich, and expand basic math skills, including beginning math facts, measurements, calendars (days, weeks, months), patterns, money (coin identification & value), graphing, and problem solving.

 

Remote Learning Model: I will send weekly links to my prerecorded class videos. I will send home a folder with all the assignments so parents can easily find the work that corresponds to the day’s lesson. In addition to sending home the folder, I will also provide an attachment with the assignments.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124   

3-5 Math Skills

Grades 3-5                                                    

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

The 2020 fall semester of 4-5 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: measuring distance, working with units of distance, problem solving with word problems and math facts. Curriculum will be based on California State Standards for 4th-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 2020 fall 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 have the students creating fractions themselves, by collecting house hold items and organizing them into groups. 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

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 and writing. Through books we will use critical thinking and analytical skills to predict and sequence stories.

 

Remote Learning Model: I will send weekly links to my prerecorded class videos. I will send home a folder with all the assignments so parents can easily find the work that corresponds to the day’s lesson. In addition to sending home the folder, I will also provide an attachment with the assignments.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124

2-3 ELA
Grades 2-3
                                                                                                   

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

 

Fall Semester Focus: Owls     

Through weekly lessons and teacher-generated material packets, 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 story writing, expanding boring sentences, and adding detail to our writing.

 

Remote Learning Model:  Online, interactive, weekly Zoom meetings will include hands-on activities and instruction. Student packets will be available for pick-up or delivery. Weekly meetings will be recorded and links to the recorded lessons will be available on my website each week for those who prefer a recorded lesson. The semester will end with an Owl Extravaganza via Zoom meeting. Parents are invited to join in this celebration as students will be sharing their work.

 

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494

website: www.writeon4kids.com

Reading/Writing Workshop

Grades 2-4                                                                                                              

$185 per semester (1 voucher)

This exciting class will focus on improving reading skills and encouraging the love of books. Students will focus on building reading vocabulary, fluency, and confidence through studying (and reading) engaging age appropriate stories together. Students will also respond to their reading with creative crafts, activities, and writing.

 

Remote Learning Model: Instruction will take place through online, interactive, weekly Zoom meetings and teacher-generated material packets, Student packets will be available for pick-up, or delivery. Zoom meetings will be recorded for those unable to attend and links  will be available on my website each week. The semester will end with a Reader’s Celebration via Zoom meeting. Parents are invited to join in this celebration as students will be showcasing their skills.

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494

website: www.writeon4kids.com

SCIENCE


K-3 Science
Grades K-3                                      

$180 per semester (1 voucher)  

This fall students will learn about the needs of plants, parts of a plant, and the plant life cycle.  We will spend time examining, measuring, and dissecting a pumpkin.  Students will also learn about our solar system.  We will have fun new adventures learning about our planets, the sun, the moon, moon phases, stars, and the important job of an astronaut. 

 

Remote Learning Model: I will send weekly links to my prerecorded class videos.  I will send home a folder with all the assignments so parents can easily find the work that corresponds to the day’s lesson.  In addition to sending home the folder, I will also provide an attachment with the assignments.

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, 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. 

 

Remote Learning Model: I will send weekly links to my prerecorded class videos. I will send home a folder with all the assignments so parents can easily find the work that corresponds to the day’s lesson. In addition to sending home the folder, I will also provide an attachment with the assignments.

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124       

SOCIAL SCIENCE

 

K-3 History: People the Changed the World

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; Helen Keller, Sacagawea, and Albert Einstein 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

Games around the World

Grades K-3                                                                                                                                                       

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

Games Around the World is a Social Studies class that takes students on a visit to six different countries to learn about the country’s famous landmarks, natural features, foods, customs, and celebrations. This class is taught by Debra K. Heiden, a credentialed teacher with several years of teaching experience who has a passion for teaching about the many fascinating and diverse cultures that make up our world. During the fall semester, students will be visiting the following countries: Egypt, Panama, Thailand, Portugal, Italy, and Norway.

Remote Learning Model: Classes will be offered on the Vedamo teaching platform and will include stories, videos, art projects, and games pertaining to each country. Class materials packets will be available for pick-up at the FLA pick up day.

Teacher: Debbie Heiden

email: dkhlovesbooks@gmail.com

phone: 916.817.1821 

FINE ARTS AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Art For Kids
Grades K-3          
                                       

$180 for 12 lessons, plus $40 for supply kit 

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.

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          
                                       

$180 for 12 lessons, plus $40 for supply kit 

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. 

We will be creating:

·      Native American sand paintings

·      Greek sculpture

·      South American Murals

·      Chinese scroll painting

·      Turkish mosaics

·      Italian Carnival masks

·      African Adinkra printmaking

·      Indian and Pakistani Henna Hands

·      Australian Aborigine dreamtime dot painting

·      Ukrainian Painted Eggs

 

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

Boost Your Skills Tutoring

Grades K-3

 A tutoring class for students with academic deficits. Offering a fun and creative approach to boosting your skills in multiple subject areas. Individual plans are designed to progress towards attainable goals. This class also provides support for students and parents offering creative ideas to try outside scheduled class time to help promote success in learning. 

 

Remote Learning Model: Small group and individual Live Zoom meetings 

Teacher: Krista Kent   

email: krista.r.kent@gmail.com

Phone/text: 530-570-1994     

Beginning Spanish
Grades K-3  
                                                                                                                                                    

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

Beginning Spanish will be taught by Debra K. Heiden, a credentialed bi-lingual teacher with many years of teaching experience. Class content will include the following:

Conversational phrases such as “Good Morning”, “How are you?”, and “My name is _______”

School Items

Numbers (1-20)

Colors

Days of the Week

Halloween Items

Foods

Christmas Items

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: dkhlovesbooks@gmail.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 Theater Arts

Grades K-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. 

Remote Learning Model: Classes will be held through pre-recorded video lessons distributed in weekly emails. Students will also occasionally be encouraged to submit videos of themselves performing class activities, although this is entirely optional.

Teacher:  Asten Fallavollita

email: atfallavol@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.220.6798

 


K-3 EGO Engineering
Grades K-3                 
                                                                                                                

$197 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. 

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. This is the format that Play-Well has been using this summer to offer online summer camps.

Materials: 

Projects may incorporate simple pieces from families' own LEGO® collections. If additional materials are needed, then I will make arrangements for that.

Teacher: Lynda Weiss 

email: lynda.weiss@lyndaweiss.net

phone/text: 916.390.6530

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. 

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