Elementary Language Arts

All About Reading (Levels 1-3)

Instructor: Tina Kim

Thursdays (by appointment)

Please call our office to register for this class.

This class is for 1-2 students at a time. It is an intensive phonics program for pre-kindergarten through about fourth grade that uses the Orton-Gillingham method which is a multi-sensory approach.

*Materials needed: All About Reading Student Activity book. 


Literature, Writing and Grammar (Grades 3-5) 

Instructor : Nina Gruezo

Tuesdays 9:00-10:00

$350 per semester

15 weeks 

Jan. 26th to May 18th

Good literature takes us to different times and places, introduces us to fantastic characters, and teaches us to imagine and tell good stories. This class is intended to encourage elementary students to LOVE literature and writing! Students are exposed to different genres and learn literary themes and styles, while learning the building blocks of writing correctly and creatively. 

Unit 1 - Art of Writing - Storytelling

  • Frindle by Andrew Clements

  • Narrative story writing

Unit 2 - Perfect Paragraphs

  • Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo.

  • Character paragraphs

Unit 3 - Who’s Who? - 1st person/3rd person; Pronouns; Possession

  • Descriptive Writing/Fairy Tales

Unit 4 - Letter Writing 

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Unit 5 -Terrific Thesis & Topic Sentences (begins in Spring semester)

  • Holes by Louis Sachar

  • Three paragraph essays

Unit 6- Creative Writing

  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Unit 7 - Poetry

  • Write an original poem

  • Poetry recital

Unit 8 - Historical Research Project  

  • By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid Fleischman

  • Five paragraph research essay

All other materials will be provided by the instructor. There will be many items printed at home. Please be sure to have an ample supply of paper and ink.


History with Art

Grades 4-5

Instructor: Nina Gruezo

Tuesdays 11:15-12:15

$350 per semester 

15 weeks 

Jan. 26th to May 18th

*Materials will be provided in class

Join us as we go on a fascinating journey through the cultures, conflicts, and ideas of the Middle Ages (400 – 1600) that continue to shape our world. We will discover that an engaging story tells world history in a compelling, fun way. Who discovered chocolate? What happened to the Giant Fovor of the Mighty Blows? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land? Come join us and experience history come alive through fun art projects each week.


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