Starting the week of January 11, we are offering 5-week Communication Arts classes for Early Elementary and Upper Elementary/Middle School groups. Communication Arts includes reading, writing, speaking and listening. The particular focus of any session depends in part on student interests. For example, the Fall ’20 Upper Elementary/Middle School group focused on writing narratives, but work on other genres is also possible. Regardless of writing type, we are guided by the writing process: brainstorming, drafting, peer review/editing, revising, and ultimately creating a final product to share with family and friends. Work on grammar, mechanics, and writing conventions are addressed in the context of each student’s own work. While writing can easily be the focus for either age group, another possible focus for the younger group is working on reading skills to support students as they develop from emergent to fluent readers. And regardless of the particular focus, there will be opportunities for practicing and learning more about all aspects of communication arts (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Communication Arts is taught by Ann Kindfield.

Groups: We group kids by age so we can select activities that match their current skills.

4-7  Early Elementary

8-13      Upper Elementary and Middle School

We will be starting our 5-week Winter ’21 session the week of January 11. Our 12-week Spring ’21 session will start the week of February 22.

Meeting Times and Cost

Early Elementary Communication Arts will meet 1 hr/week for 5 weeks starting the week of January 11. The cost is $75. Upper Elementary Communication Arts will meet 2 hrs/week for 5 weeks starting the week of January 11. The cost is $150. The timing of both classes is TBD based on interest. Please let us know by 12/31/2020 if you would like your child(ren) to be a part of our Winter ’21 offering of Communication Arts

Communication Arts is an outdoor-classroom in-person class. We practice social distancing. Masks and weekly temperature checks are required.

Classes require at least two students and are capped at 6 students.