Pre-School - 5th Grade

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSES

PRE/SCHOOL - KINDERGARTEN

Tutors: Triemstra, Peters, Eschen

 

The children will have a number of classes outside the nursery combined with free play in the nursery. The subjects will consist of letters, nature study, crafts, and Montessori work combined with some Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

COST: $10

 

1ST/2ND GRADE GYM

Tutors: Garofola, Brockway, Walther

COST: none

1ST/2ND GRADE GATHER ROUND: SPACE

Tutors: Roelant, J. Swager, Joseph, Clifford

COST: $10

3RD-5TH GRADE GYM/BOOK CLUB

Tutors: Mackay, Onderlinde, LaRue

In this class, we will create a book club culture as we explore different literary genres as well as shorter and longer works. This class will involve reading at home (alone, with a parent, or listening to an audiobook).

Book List:

  • SEPT 22: Mr Poppers PenguinsFlorence by Richard Atwater

  • OCT 27: Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

  • NOV 17: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead

  • DEC 15: Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

  • JAN 26: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson

  • FEB 23: Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor

  • MAR 16: The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

  • APR 27: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

  • MAY 18: The Father Brown Reader Vol. 1 by Nancy Carpentier Brown


Where to find the books:

  • Amazon: new/used options, biggest selection

  • Library: we begin a new book each month, so plan ahead if you are borrowing from the library

  • Discount Stores: Thriftbooks.com, Abebooks.com, alibris.com, Betterworldbooks.com

  • Used Bookstores: we have two used bookstores in Kzoo (Friends, the KPL bookstore at the downtown branch and Kazoo Books on Oakland)

  • Audiobooks (if you haven’t ever used audiobooks, or have questions about how to use these sites/apps, please don’t hesitate to contact Anne or Robyn):

    • Audible

    • Librivox: FREE public domain audiobooks, recorded by pros and amateur volunteers from around the world; use the app on your phone or download to your computer

    • OverDrive:  Enjoy ebooks and audiobooks for free through your local public library or school; app for phone or use on computer

    • Hoopla: Instantly borrow digital movies, music, eBooks and more, 24/7 with your library card

GYM COST: $5

BOOK CLUB COST: purchase (or borrow) your own books

3RD-5TH GRADE GATHER ROUND: SPACE

Tutors: Skelton, Pienta, DeMott, Rossell

COST: $10