Grades Micro-School Program & Homeschool Enrichment Classes

Wild Oak offers interdisciplinary options for grades 1 through 8 that include:

Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Foreign Language, Handwork, Physical Education, and Outdoor Education

Each day begins at 9:00am with games in the Meadow before the children gather to set their intentions for the day. An interactive Morning Circle precedes snack, followed by our Wild Oak Theatre and Main Lesson—all outside in our beautiful 35 acres of natural space, lunch, free play, our Closing Circle, and our dismissal at 1:30pm. Art and story are an integral part of the rich curriculum developed by our teachers. Additionally, we offer Handwork and Art & Journaling from 1:30 - 3:00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays respectively.

2018-2019 Micro-School & Enrichment Classes

Ages 6 - 8:  How am I one with the World? How is the World a beautiful place?

Ages 9 - 11:  How do we live on the land and in our bodies? I am steward of the World around me.

Ages 12 and up: What is my impact on the World? How am I responsible and caring?  

This year will we explore these questions through the First Peoples, Human and Animal Tales, Explorers, Innovations and the Renaissance Period. Enroll in any combination of Enrichment Classes, or enroll in all 3 days as part of our Micro-School Program.

Tuesdays: Math Exploring the world of math through hands-on experiences, movement, art, music, story, and creative engineering. Building on the foundation of the four processes we will be meeting the children at their individual developmental levels. Please see below for information on Tuesday’s Handwork & Fiber Arts Class. Click here for information on Tuesday's Handwork Class.

Wednesdays: Science Exploring our physical world of light, heat and sound through hands-on experiences, games, movement, art, music, story, and group projects. Subjects we will draw upon are Astronomy, Biology, Physics and Innovations in History.

Thursdays: Humanities Investigating the world explorers and innovators of the Renaissance Period through Geography and History. Exploring the human experience through human and animal tales, the stories of the First Peoples, and the impact of contact between the explorers and the First Peoples. Our session will include games, movement, art, music, story, and group projects. Please see below for information on Thursday’s Art & Journaling Class. Click here for information on Thursday’s Art & Journaling Class.

Sessions:

Session I: August 14 - November 2 (Holidays: NONE)

Session II: November 6 - February 22 (Holidays: 11/20 - 11/23 and 12/18 - 1/4)

Session III: February 26 - May 31 (Holidays: 3/26 - 4/5)

*This rhythm is subject to change at the discretion of the Program Director.  It may also change due to unforeseen weather changes. (Thunder, lightning…)


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Handwork & Fiber Arts Class

Join us for Handwork & Fiber Arts Class, Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Our series runs November 6 through December 11 (except November 20). During the course of 5 classes at our beautiful 35-acre site, we will:

  • Nature Crochet & Lucet-- make crochet hooks from nature

  • Group Finger Knit a hanging circular play area

  • Learn to braid with a traditional Flettehjul braid

  • Weaving with sticks

  • Knitting (Projects may include: Bean Bags, Farm Animals made from Squares, Water Bottle Holder, Hacky Sacks, Placemats, Wash Towels, Sweaters, Hats)

The series costs $99 (which includes materials), and is open to children in Grades 1 through 8. The ultra-talented Loel Garcia will lead this class, which will have a maximum of 10 children.

Student guidelines:

• Students must be able to listen and follow instructions
• Students will need to work independently while the teacher works individually with their colleagues
• Students should be able to focus on a task for at least 15 minutes at a time

To register, send an email to business.manager@wildoakeducation.org

Art & Journaling Class

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Enjoy an afternoon of creative writing and art with our Lead Grades Teacher Meryn, as we work together to create a working journal. Techniques covered may include sketching, graphite, colored pencil, beeswax crayon, watercolor, and collage. The students will explore poetry, storytelling, and famous quotes for inspiration, while creating their own.

This on-going class runs every Thursday, 1:30pm - 3:00pm, in 5-week sessions with a cost of $99. It is open to children ages 7+ (students as young as 6 may be able to participate with teacher approval). Our next session begins November 8 (no class on November 22).

Student guidelines:

• Students must be able to listen and follow instructions
• Students will need to work independently while the teacher works individually with their colleagues
• Students should be able to focus on a task for at least 15 minutes at a time

To register, send an email to business.manager@wildoakeducation.org

CHARTER APPROVED: We are a vendor for the following Charters: Connecting Waters, Pacific Charter Institute (Valley View, Rio Valley, Heritage Peak), Peak Prep, Summit Academy, Valiant Prep, and Visions.

CONTACT: For questions or to register, please contact business.manager@wildoakeducation.org