eCHAT 1st Grade
Tutor: Christina Sluka
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, 9:45 - 1:45 

Description:  In this class students remain together for periods 2 through 5, which is typical for a first grade class experience. Classic children's literature is read aloud and provides the context for what students are learning in language arts, social studies, science, and art. There will be opportunities to work collaboratively with hands-on and group activities as well as individually. One primary group collaborative will be presenting a Thanksgiving Readers Theater to family members. Students will also have a Bible read-aloud, snack and sharing time, and intermittent games. The teacher will adjust the schedule to best meet the needs of the students throughout the day. Each child will prepare per semester one topic to share with the class. This class provides students a unique opportunity to build friendships while discovering new things about God, His world, and their role in it.

Typical Schedule:

  • Snack
  • Period 2: Bible, Math
  • Period 3: Language Arts
  • Period 4: Art
  • Period 5: Science/Social Studies, Snack

Snacks, Lunch, and Water Bottles:  Children can bring a water bottle and a simple, healthy snack. Apple slices, a banana, or cut vegetables are great options. Students will also need to bring a sack lunch and will be supervised during their lunch period. 

Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will meet on zoom at the same scheduled time as class, Thursday from 9:45-11:30 am and 12-1:45 pm.

Important note: This class runs from 9:45 - 1:45, which is reflected in the tuition amount listed on the registration form.  Contact Laura with questions regarding this.

Class Visits:  There are two class days during the year when parents of prospective students can observe the class.  The first is the week before Thanksgiving, and the other is the week after the spring open house. Please contact Laura Johnson if you would like to visit.

Tutor: Christina Sluka, with her husband, David, educated their four children at home for over 10 years. She has a M.A. in curriculum and instruction from the University of St. Thomas including a K-6 elementary teaching license. Their family has served as missionaries in the metro area and overseas. Her desire is for children to encounter the love of God and know who they are in Christ so they can advance the kingdom of God wherever He leads them.

Cost:  $492, $502 or $512 per semester (depending on registration date)
Grade 1
Prerequisite:  Kindergarten skills. See tutor if you have any concerns.
HomeworkPrepare one topic to share with classmates per semester and practice script for Thanksgiving readers theater.
Text:  A Learning Journal will be provided for each student.
  The price of the class (above) covers most of the supplies for projects. Students need to bring a pencil box including 2 sharp pencils, a set of colored pencils, glue stick and glue bottle, and scissors.