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 CLASSES                     

 

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, 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

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

   

Fall Semester Focus: fractions, addition and subtraction

Using a hands-on approach, students will learn math that they will be able to apply in real-life experiences. Making math relatable to their needs helps to keep children engaged. Lessons will be standards-based with a focus on interpreting products of whole numbers, applying properties of operations, geometric measurement, fractions, multiplication and division facts, time and money, place value, and addition and subtraction. 

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email: messages2mary@att.net            

phone/text: 916.990.3494    

LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSES

 

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                                                                                                              

$180 per semester (1 voucher)

This semester we will get our inspiration by continuing to journey through several award-winning children's books. Students will participate in a variety of language arts activities designed to foster creative thinking, oral expression, and growth in basic reading, writing, vocabulary, and spelling skills. Each class time will include both whole group activities and individual instruction according to grade and ability level.

Teacher: Mary Frederick

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494

website: www.writeon4kids.com

 

Phonics
Grades K-3                       

 $180 per semester (1 voucher)        

       

 This class is designed to help students learn to read, gain confidence in their phonics abilities, and develop a love of reading.  The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or, in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns.  Phonics is an effective method for teaching students to read.  Come join me as we unlock the key to reading in a fun consistent manner.                                           

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124

Writing Basics

Grades K-3                                                                                                              

$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 CLASSES


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, 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                                                

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STEM : Little Wonders Student Engineering 

Grades K-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

FINE ARTS AND ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Art Exploration
Grades K-3          
                                       

$170 per semester (1 voucher)            

                  
Students will explore a variety of media and art techniques in this exciting hands on class.  Students will have the opportunity to foster their creative skills by experimenting with new techniques to communicate thoughts and feelings in their artwork.  This course will allow students to develop skills in a range of media, including pencil drawing, painting, pastels, and more!  Art history will be incorporated into many lessons providing the opportunity for students to examine the artistic contributions of famous artists and gather inspiration from art history in their own projects.  Class fee includes all supplies.   Attention South Sutter Students:  Janelle cannot accept South Sutter vouchers since she is a South Sutter employee.  South Sutter students will need to private pay for this class.

 

Teacher: Janelle Brewer

e-mail: artwithjanelle@gmail.com

phone/text: 530.306.2144

Back to Beethoven

Grades K-3 

$180 per semester (1 voucher)  

This interactive class will introduce students to fundamental skills useful to appreciate the beauty of classical music. Students will learn how to listen carefully to classical music, identifying rhythm, dynamics, and instrumentation. Students will learn all the instruments in the orchestra and cover biographies of three classical composers.

Teacher: Nicole O'Meara

e-mail: nicole@omeara.com

phone/text: 530.391.0812

Beginning  Hand Sewing (Placerville)

Grades K-3 

$180 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 like: felt pencil cases, needle wallets, small pillows, stuffed creatures, coasters, small totes, etc. 

Teacher: Brenda Williams   

email: brenda@brendawilliamsstudio.com

Phone/text: 916.337.1990     

website: www.BrendaWilliamsStudio.com

Choir

Grades 3-8

$180 per semester (2 vouchers at $90 each)

Singing should be fun!! We’ll focus on blending our voices to work as a team while studying vocal techniques, correct breathing to strengthen your instrument, note reading and rhythm exercises. NO experience is necessary, just come and be prepared to open your mouth and SING! The more the merrier!

Teacher: Grace Hegy                     

email:  gracesong28@yahoo.com             

phone/text: 916.225.8822               

website: www.gracesongs.wordpress.com

Choir: America Sings

Grades 3-8

$180 per semester (2 vouchers at $90 each)

Sing the songs that remind us of what makes America special! We'll learn a lot of patriotic favorites that your parents and grandparents loved including: "America" and "You're a Grand Old Flag."​


Teacher: Grace Hegy                     

email:  gracesong28@yahoo.com             

phone/text: 916.225.8822               

website: www.gracesongs.wordpress.com

Beginning Drama

Grades K-2

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

3,2,1... Action! Drama is a great way for young children to express themselves. Even before a child can read, they can learn to act. In this class, students will learn about the elements of drama. Students will practice fun role-play activities and learn how to retell a story. At the end of our class, students will put on a play for family and friends. 

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

Drama
Grades 3-5                                     

$180 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 cooperatively to explore the world of drama and acting.  This class provides a creative outlet for young learners to express their ideas, creativity, and emotions. 

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124

Hand Sewing: Level 1 (Cameron Park)

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

Motor Skills Development

Grades K-3

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

 

Motor skills play a huge role in day-to-day life. They go far beyond being able to kick a ball or use a longer grasp. Strengthening the muscle groups necessary to master both fine and gross motor skills will allow students to become more independent. We will focus on skills such as letter printing, cutting and pasting, shoe tying, tracing, throwing and catching a ball, jumping and hopping on one foot, as well as hand-eye coordination. Ensuring students have strong motor skills now will set them up for continued success.

 

Teacher: Sara Diggs

email: sararenee.87@gmail.com              

phone/text: 916.502.6470

Movin' and Goovin'
Grades K-3                                   

$180 per semester (1 voucher)  

 

Let’s get Movin' and Groovin' to upbeat high-energy music that is always age appropriate. This class introduces movement and dance in a structured environment while allowing the children to recognize their own individuality and body mobility. Students will increase their coordination, musicality, flexibility, strength, and performance skills.  Join us as we discover music and dance from cultures around the world.                                                

Teacher: Christina (Cris) Bollengier

email: crisbollengier@gmail.com

phone/text: 916.833.1124

 

Introduction to Conversational Spanish (Cameron Park)
Grades  K-3                                                       

EDH fee:  $200 per semester (includes $20 workbook) (1 voucher)


In this program, children will learn to develop the foundation of vocabulary and practical phrases for conversational Spanish. This dynamic class will keep kids active and engaged while they explore stations which highlight: crafts, games, role-playing, songs, and special worksheets to take home and practice Spanish. Lots of conversation, literacy, and writing in Spanish will be encouraged during this class.


​Teacher: Blanca Lawton

email: BLawton@thespanishimmersion.com      

phone: 916.486.8276

website: www.thespanishimmersion.com

Introduction to Conversational Spanish (Placerville)
Grades K-3  
                                                                                                                                                    

$170 per semester (1 voucher)

 

In this class, Spanish will be taught through a variety of songs, games, and art activities designed to make learning Spanish a fun and interactive experience.  Spanish vocabulary will include the following:  days of the week, numbers, colors, school items, articles of clothing, types of foods, and members of the family.

Teacher: Debbie Heiden

email: dkhlovesbooks@gmail.com

phone: 916.817.1821 


STEM FUNdamentals with LEGO® Materials
Grades K-4                 
                                                                                                                

$197 per semester  (1 voucher)      

                       
Fall Session: Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Snowmobiles, Towers, Catapults, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.  This class is 1 hour 10 minutes long.

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

email: lweiss@play-well.org

phone/text: 916.390.6530

website: www.play-well.org

Yoga

Grades K-4                                                                                                                                  

$ 170 per semester (1 voucher)     

This playful class encourages self-expression and self-confidence as well as building social skills. Through this fun approach to learning yoga postures, children will strengthen their bodies, increase flexibility, and work on balance. We will also introduce skills to strengthen the inner body through breathing and relaxation techniques. We move, sing, draw, color, and play in this energy-releasing fun class.

Teacher: Robynn Paxton

email:  haseyawellness@gmail.com

phone/text:  916-220-2251

website: www.haseyawellness.com/yoga

Bible Basics: Understanding God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit

Grades K-3

FREE ($12 materials fee per semester)

This class teaches the foundational truths of the Christian faith. Each lesson is a fun filled Bible-packed experience designed to teach students about Jesus and prepare them for a lifetime of spiritual maturity. Each class is structured to include foundational scripture, a game or other activity to facilitate understanding of the Biblical teaching, and concludes with an activity to connect God’s truth to the student’s life.  Additionally, in class, the students will learn to critically think as they explore and analyze the “Bible Basics” presented in each lesson. This is a non-secular class, taught from a Christian world view, involving prayer. Public charter school funds may not be used for the materials fee.

Teacher: Coordinated by Mary Frederick, taught by Christian volunteers

email: messages2mary@att.net

phone/text: 916.990.3494