Lit for Littles (Grades 1-2)
Teacher : Janiene Bishop
Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:00 or 11:30-12:30 - $325 per semester (2 semester course)
**THE 9AM CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL FOR THE 2019/2020 SCHOOL YEAR- TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITLIST, PLEASE COMPLETE A WAITLIST REGISTRATION FORM AND SELECT LIT FOR LITTLES 9:00 WAITLIST. DO NOT PAY THE $10 FEE UNTIL NOTIFIED THAT A SPOT HAS OPENED IN THE CLASS FOR YOUR STUDENT.
This dynamic class is designed to encourage beginning readers and writers to love great books and enjoy the writing process. Throughout the course, students will learn how to write complete sentences, whole paragraphs, and their own creative stories. Games, art projects, and group work will help lay a foundation for a lifelong love of literature!
Students will average reading one book per week and complete simple homework assignments. The work load is entirely flexible, based on each student’s ability, and the teacher will work closely with parents to provide a personalized program that is challenging, but never overwhelming.
Some of the books and activities we will enjoy together are:
Petunia by Roger Duvoisin
How to Make and Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena
When I was Young in the Mountains by Cynthia Rylant
Snowflake Bently by Jadquesline Briggs Martin
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
The Enormous Crocodile by Ronald Dahl
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo
Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Palacco
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping by Peggy Parish
I Just Forgot - Little Critter by Mercer Mayer
Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
Lentil by Robert McCloskey
Boy by Phil Cummings and Shane Devries
The Knight and the Dragon by Tomie DePaola
A Medieval Feast by Kliki
The Giant Jam Sandwich by John Vernon Lord
I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
American Tall Tales by Mary Pope Osborne
*These books are in no particular order. All other books, fairy tales, and poetry that are not listed here will be provided by the teacher or read aloud in class.