Early Elementary Enrichment (EEE)
(Grades 1-2)
Tutor: Joni Mockler
Email: jcparrish17@gmail.com
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, 9:45 - 11:30 a.m. or 12:00 - 2:30 (Choose one.)

Description:  This class explores classic literature and looks at character qualities, the elements of a story, vocabulary, literary devices the author used, and elements of design in the illustrations. Students will also learn geography and science concepts connected to each story and record what they learn in their journal. Some activities will require classmates to share and collaborate with one another. Each child will also memorize and pray a weekly Bible verse and prepare one topic to share with the class per semester. After Thanksgiving, the students will primarily use class time to prepare songs for the Christmas program. The afternoon section will also include physical activity in the gym. This is a great opportunity to build friendships while discovering new things about God, His world, and their role in it.

Snacks and Water Bottles:  Children in both sections can bring a water bottle and a simple, healthy snack. Apple slices, a banana, or cut vegetables are great options.

Important note: The same class is being offered in the morning and afternoon each week.  Students should sign up for only one of the classes. The afternoon class includes gym class, so the tuition listed on the registration form includes both the EEE and gym tuition.  For the morning class, the gym class will be registered separately. The total cost for EEE+gym is the same for both the mornings and the afternoons.

The Christmas Celebration date is Thursday, December 13, 2018.  The Spring Showcase is Thursday, May 9, 2019.

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 (Nov. 15th), and the other is the week after the spring open house. Please contact Laura Johnson if you would like to visit.

Tutor: Joni Mockler graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Bible from the University of Northwestern St. Paul. She went on to teach second grade at a local Christian school for ten years. Most recently she taught an elementary home school co-op class in Florida.  Throughout the years, Joni has coached basketball for various grade levels and worked with youth all over the world on a number of mission trips. She is excited to come alongside parents as they seek to educate their children and train them up in the way they should go.

Level: Grades 1-2
Prerequisite: Ability to follow instructions and listen for 25 minutes. In class, we will have guided reading of vocabulary words and definitions. Your child will need to follow along and write unknown words. The ability to read independently is recommended but not mandatory. This class is not designed to master any particular skill, rather it will provide exposure to new vocabulary and concepts in each domain.

Homework Bring learning journal and supplies to class each week in student’s backpack. Memorize and pray scripture verses throughout the week (5 min/night). Complete the author page in their journal after each story is introduced (15 min/month). Prepare for assigned sharing day (1X/semester) and songs for Christmas program (first semester only).

Tuition note:  This class is longer than our regular eCHAT classes, which is reflected in the tuition amount listed on the registration form.

Text and Supplies:  $30 per semester (included in tuition amount listed on the registration form)