WLR is offering new classes at Horizon Charter School’s Placerville Learning Center, beginning Thursday, January 28th. Two 6-week sessions are planned.
PLEASE NOTE: students must be enrolled in HCS to attend Placerville classes.
REGISTRATION: To register your child in any of the classes below, contact your Horizon Charter School teacher.
LOCATION: HSC Placerville Learning Center, 6831 Mother Lode Drive, Placerville 95667
Classes held Thursdays; Fee is $95 per class for each 6-week session.
Session 1: Jan 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar. 3
Session 2: Mar. 10, 17, 31, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28 (Please note that all six sessions will be provided during session 2 but there will be an adjustment to accommodate SBAC testing which is TBD.)
Storytelling, Art, and Writing (Grades 1-3), 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Children will delve into the world of stories. Oral fairytales and fables from around the world are the jumping off point for artistic and written adventures. Students will build vocabulary, improve writing skills, build confidence, and develop creative thinking. Your child will fall in love with learning! Ideal for grades 1-3. Two 6-week sessions are planned with new stories each session. Materials: Students should bring their own block crayons (Stockmar or similar) and colored pencils (Lyra brand preferred) to class. Drawing paper will be provided.
Mythology and the Art of Ancient Civilizations (Grades 4-6), 10:35 – 11:35 a.m.
History was never this fun! Students will track the growth of human civilization through the art and mythology of cultures around the world. Starting with Ancient Mesopotamia and the birth of writing, storytelling, mythology and art will be interwoven to create a rich tapestry of understanding of our ancient world. Two 6-week sessions are planned; each week will focus on a new culture including Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece and Rome.
The final week will be presentations of a creative diorama project created by the students. Ideal for grades 4-6. Materials: Students should bring their own Lyra colored pencils to class. Drawing paper will be provided. Students will need to collect materials for their final project including boxes.
About the Instructor
Brendan Bannister received his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies at UC Santa Cruz and completed the Grades Waldorf Teaching program at the Bay Area Center for Waldorf Teacher Training. He has taught at several Waldorf schools as well as working with homeschooled students at the Yuba River Charter program. Mr. Bannister enjoys the outdoors and sharing nature with children.