Summer Literacy Camp
We are holding a Summer Literacy Camp for Beginning/Early Readers the week of August 20 – 23, 2013 (no class on Monday). The time will be from 9:30 – 12:30. Cost is $20/day or save by prepaying $70 for the 4 day week (on or before August 20th). We will explore a different theme each day. Some possible themes may include: fairy tales, water play, cooking, toys, bubbles and more bubbles! Feel free to ask your child what themes she might enjoy studying and let me know.Students will engage in individualized reading and writing work at their cutting edge of learning, under the supervision of a certified reading teacher with over ten years of teaching experience. This camp is designed for students reading between a kindergarten and second grade reading level. We will work in small and whole groups to practice reading, writing and word building together. We will also play games, make and eat snacks, and do some group building to balance social learning with academics.
To go straight to the registration page for literacy camp:
Fall 2013 Update
I am offering a Beginning Readers Class for students at a kindergarten level this semester. Classes meet every Thursday for one hour, $10 per student, starting October 3rd. Class work consists of reading big books together, practicing guided reading with individual books selected specifically for each child’s reading level and strengths, letter and word work and guided writing. Homework is provided. Please email me if you have questions or are interested in joining this group!
Please Note: Preschool Classes are on-hold right now, as I have just accepted a part-time faculty position at the local university. Please contact me if you’d like to be put on a waiting list. If there is enough interest, we may offer at least a one day a week program.
OUR MONTESSORI-STYLE PRESCHOOL AND LITERACY ACTIVITIES
Our daily activities during the school year begin with Circle Time, where we read a story together, sing a song or clap to the beat of our favorite nursery rhymes. We practice letter formation and then learn about a new activity or two from the Montessori room. Children who are ready for independent reading and writing have a small group lesson with a certified reading teacher.
All students are free to self-select activities from the areas of: literacy, math, sensorial awareness, practical life, cooking, nature, and free play. Children also have the choice of working alone, with a partner, or in a group. The teacher leads mini-lessons for smaller groups of children who demonstrate readiness for a new math or literacy concept. If time and weather permit, we go outside for playtime or a nature walk.
Lessons are planned in advance, but they are easily adapted as student interest dictates. Welcome to the fun and excitement of a not-so-typical class day at the Sibley Learning Center! If you are interested in learning more about our two-day per week program for children ages 2.5 – 5 years of age, please use the Contact Us page to schedule a phone interview and/or visit.