Fall 2021 Courses

Instructor: Kristin Riffe, Homeschool Mom of Three and OK Certified Teacher with Extensive Elementary Teaching Experience

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Ms. Kristin’s online classes this year will be flexible schedule classes and will begin August 30th. These classes will not meet in person or on zoom.  All class correspondence will be through the Easyclass classroom. A video and assignments will be provided at the beginning of the week, and students will have a week to complete each assignment and turn it in.  

For writing classes, assignments will be graded on a rubric. The filled out rubric, grade, and comments will be returned to the student. Struggling students would be encouraged to use whatever interventions are needed for success in all classes (dictate to an adult and then copy, speech to text, etc.). Students can share their work in the classroom with their classmates and teacher, and receive feedback from their classmates as well. 

Sibling Discount – 10% off each additional enrolled child from the same family

Building Writers 1

14 weeks long, begins August 30th, $100 

This class is geared toward second grade students and covers many of the second grade learning objectives but is appropriate for any kiddo who is writing sentences. Anywhere between age 7-9 would be appropriate for this class. Students should be comfortable writing multiple sentences.  They will be encouraged to use upper and lowercase letters correctly (no uppercase in the middle of words, etc.)  They will be encouraged to use either inventive spelling (sounding out words) or conventional spelling. 

The 14 weeks of class titles are: Complex Sentences, Scribble Writes, Funny Picture Writes, Parts of Speech, Nature Journaling, “Taco About” Me, Story Structure, Sequence Writing, Opinion Writing, Persuasive Writing (create a donut), Friendly Letters, Comics, Writing About Art, and Poetry. 

Building Writers 2  

14 weeks long, begins, August 30th, $100 

This class is geared toward third grade students and covers many of the third grade learning objectives, but is appropriate for any student comfortable writing multiple sentences/paragraphs. Anywhere between age 8-10 would be appropriate for this class. Students should be comfortable writing multiple paragraphs.  They will be encouraged to use upper and lowercase letters correctly (no uppercase in the middle of words, etc.)  They will be encouraged to use conventional spelling. 

The 14 weeks of class titles are: Paragraphs, Writing to Prompts, Summarizing, First Person Narrative, Third Person Narrative, Persuasive Writing (create an amusement park), Cause/Effect, Into the Future, Recipes, Writing and Art, Fun with Puns, Ridiculous Ever After, Formal Letters, Free Write with Literary Devices

The lower grade classes are flexible schedule classes through Easyclass classroom.  A video and assignments will be provided at the beginning of the week, and students will have a week to complete each assignment and turn it in. This class does not meet in person or on zoom.  While feedback is given, assignments are not graded with a letter grade. Students can share their work in the classroom with their classmates and teacher.  

Decoding Short Vowels

12 weeks long, begins August 30th, $85 

This class is geared toward PreK-1st graders. Students should recognize all their upper and lowercase letters and know the letter sounds.  We will sound out words with short vowels.  Each class will focus on one word family at a time (like -at: cat, hat, mat, sat, chat, etc.) There will be a lesson followed by a craft or game.  

The 12 weeks of word families are: at, ot, ig, ack, um, ip, op, ab, ell, amp, an, un 

Decoding Long Vowels 

(and Vowel Digraphs, Dipthongs, and r Controlled Vowels) 

12 weeks long, $85 

This class is geared toward PreK-1st graders. Students should recognize all their upper and lowercase letters and know the letter sounds. They should be proficient at decoding short vowel words already and be ready to move along to more difficult patterns. We will sound out words with long vowels, vowel digraphs, dipthongs, and r-controlled vowels.  Each class will focus on one word family at a time (like -ate: late, gate, state, etc.) There will be a lesson followed by a craft or game.  

The 12 weeks of word families are: ate, oon, est, ake, ine, ight, ace, ain, ave/aze, ar, each, ew 

Elementary Art 

12 weeks long, begins August 30th, $85 

This class is PreK and up!  PreK-1st may need a parent next to them to help with some of the projects, but with assistance, any age should be able to be successful with these art projects.  This class will require you to have some art supplies that you may need to purchase.  Supplies will be listed below. This class is a self-guided schedule class.  A video is posted in the Easyclass classroom and you complete the projects on your own time.  You can post pictures to share with your classmates of your projects.  At the end of the semester, we will have an in-person art fair (if covid restrictions allow at that time) to showcase all of your projects. 

The 12 weeks of class titles are: Monochromatic Art, Tessellations, Watercolor Resists, Saltdough Textures, Aboriginal Art, Dragon Egg, Lilypad Life, Neurons, Rainbow Dance, Up Up and Away, Pacita Abad Felt Trees, Whimsical Windmill 

Supplies Needed: 

  • Basic supplies like crayons, colored pencils, markers, gluestick, scissors, pencil
  • White paper and white cardstock 
  • Watercolor paints and brush
  • Oil pastels 
  • Salt (large amount), flour, water 
  • Found objects (sticks, leaves, small plastic items, etc.) 
  • Qtips
  • Tempera paint (washable kid paint) 
  • a straw (one, for blowing air) 
  • Black permanent marker 
  • Washi tapes of various colors 
  • Felt and fiberfill (pillow stuffing) 
  • Ruler, metal brad, and a white paint pen 
  • Small paintbrushes 
  • a piece of cardboard bigger than the paper and masking tape
  • a place in your house to have a screen and create at the same time