Reading Comprehension: Fairy Tale Fun
Each week students will be read a famous fairy tale for children. Students learn reading comprehension skills such as asking and answering questions about key details in the fairy tale, retelling stories to include the beginning, middle, and end, and identifying the elements of a story (characters, setting, plot, etc.). This course helps develop an interest in reading and builds on comprehension, reading and writing skills.
Skills in focus
Anushree • May 26th, 2021
Taught by Ms. Barbara
Ms. Barbara is passionate teacher and writer with over a decade of experience. As a life-long learner, she continually strives to learn new things and inspire her students to do the same. Having spent three years living in Southeast Asia, connecting across cultures brings her great joy! Through implementing innovative teaching methods, she engages her learners in lessons which serve to build written and oral communication skills alongside academics. She studied English Writing and Communications (receiving Bachelor's degrees in both fields) at the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching, and a Certificate in Children's Literature. Not only does she have experience teaching online, abroad, and in Montessori schools, but her written works have also been featured in digital and in-print publications. She is excited to invite her students to explore their imagination's limitless possibilities and creative opportunities abound in her classroom!
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Books on Stage
Students will listen to and see the illustrations from a book read by the teacher. They will then discuss what is happening in the book and prepare to act it out, focusing on the plot and characters. Children are not expected to know how to read for this class.
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A World of Characters
In this course students will create and act out characters. Students will create their imaginary character through a mix of exercises and activities and end with enacting their characters in improv scenes amongst one another.
Socio Emotional Learning: Big Feelings
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Early Art Explorers
This is a beginning art class with elements of art, craft, drawing and painting. We will focus primarily on engaging with each other, exploring with the materials, and exercising our creativity through guided art projects. Supplies required for the class are easily available at the homes of most students.
Animal Kingdom Art
Each week students will draw and paint an animal. In doing so they will be learning elements of art: line, shape, form, space, color, value and texture. They will also become familiar with their art mediums. Some of the animals include: dragons, owls, bugs, cats, bunnies, hedgehogs, geckos, foxes, sea turtles, tigers and more! Students will be adding foreground, background, and details to their work.