All classes provide rich, lively opportunities for understanding and integrating literature, and her cousin history, into our lives. These include creative response in a variety of media as well as research and writing stemming from the topics at hand.
Classes are small, with strong individualized support for each student. All classes incorporate the development of fluency in reading and writing, according to the ages, abilities, and interests of the children. The development of this fluency (and joy!) will happen in a variety of ways depending upon the class; please see course descriptions below.
Works & Lives (ages 7 & up)
Studying & responding to the lives & works of artists & other cultural workers, as well as their historical contexts. In Early Fall 2014, we will study dancer & choreographer Alvin Ailey, dancer Maria Tallchief, actress & filmmaker Ida Lupino, pilot Katherine Sui Fun Cheung, writer Lois Lenski, and humorist Will Rogers, among others. Wednesdays, 10 am - 1 pm, August 27, September 3, 10, 17. $150.
Rhymes & Adventures (ages 3 & up)
We will get a sense of the history and liveliness of literature by interacting with numerous versions of selected fairy tales, songs, and rhymes. We will explore the realms of fan fiction, narration, illustration, & dioramas. We will make our own versions of inherited stories and songs; we will envision sequels and extensions. We will read and play and make and write, creating and inhabiting our own rhymes and adventures. Thursdays, 10 am - noon, August 28, September 4, 11, 18. $100.
About the instructor, Elizabeth Treadwell.
To register, please contact Elizabeth.