In this comprehensive, in-depth class, we will immerse ourselves in language arts broadly and creatively. We will cover writing mechanics including spelling, grammar, and word roots in addition to writing poetry, stories, research projects, persuasive essays and more. We’ll explore storytelling, the history of the English language, and map-making as a narrative tool. The in-person class will also incorporate art, singing, and active outdoor play and nature immersion.
Both classes for ages 8-12.
For more information about cost and registration, see the registration page.
Friday Online Class
The online classes will meet over Zoom on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 12:30 in two sessions with a break in between to write (and wiggle). Students will be expected to work on one writing project every week as homework, as well as writing during their class morning. Each week enrolled families will also receive a curriculum email with instructions and support for the expected writing projects as well as additional optional writing prompts and resources.
Wednesday In-Person Class
This class meets from 9:00 to 3:00 with time for a morning circle, two writing project blocks, snack and lunch, at least an hour of outdoor play, journaling and/or writing games, and a closing singing circle.
The Wednesday class will meet in downtown Carnation, in a cozy space with couches, a reading nook, and a gas stove for cold mornings. We can walk to Tolt MacDonald Park, where we can run in the fields, hike the forest, play on the gravel bars, watch salmon from the suspension bridge, and immerse ourselves (and our imaginations) in a vibrant and varied ecosystem. The classroom is not wheelchair accessible. We will observe current state guidelines about masking and social distancing and make any changes necessary as the year progresses to make class a safe and socially responsible environment.
This class is full. Please contact Frog Hollow if you’d like to be put on the wait list.