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2024 FALL COURSES

Wild Roots uses its space to create learning environments and experiences for all students to thrive and love learning.  We use a hands-on approach to learning, implementing many educational philosophies, and offer full inclusion for all.  Our community garden provides a perfect opportunity to teach kids to love and honor the earth.

Morning Meeting- Daily- We begin each day with a morning meeting focusing on social emotional learning.  We read a story, journal and discuss the topics to help grow together as humans.

 

PK-K Specialty Classes

  • Learning and Community- Monday through Thursday- (Katrina, Azadeh, Lindy, Jamie) Thematic Pre-K/Kinder class focused on building community, nature, and play inspired by the rhythms of Waldorf.

  • Garden Grow- Monday (Lindy) Playing in dirt is not only good for our health, it is good for our soul.  We will be planning, planting, harvesting, eating and even selling our garden goods.  Garden Grow Learning is a full garden education program and consulting so we are very lucky to have them here to help us start our community garden.

  • Grow your HeART w/ Messy Art- Monday (TBD) We will use mixed media and mystery media in this class and make art out of many unexpected supplies and tools.

  • Famous Artists- Tuesday (Katrina) Weekly artist studies with a chance to recreate our own version of some of the most famous pieces of art by the most famous artists.

  • Farm Hands- Tuesday (Katrina) With the new property we will be creating a space with a community garden, animals and a lot of space to help maintain!  We will feed the animals, help harvest the garden, weed, collect the eggs, and maybe even help shear a sheep or play with the goats.

  • Music & Movement- Tuesday (Jeanne) Music & Dance, Free Expression, and LOTS of fun!  We will include some drum circles, handmade instruments, and dance parties.

  • Form Drawing- Wednesday (Azadeh)- We will practice Waldorf style repetitive drawing of symbols and shapes- both linear and lateral, zigzag or congruous knots.  The freehand creation of patterns is about process more than product.  This will be multi-sensory learning, crossing the mid-line, visual motor integration, spatial intelligence and social emotional skills.   

  • Musical Theater- Wednesday (Katrina)  Fall Performance will be Finding Nemo!  Join us for a low pressure, fun experience presenting Finding Nemo!  Fall Musical Theater students will have the option to visit Disneyland and perform in the parade and take a class!  C*Some additional fees may apply (Costumes, trip, etc)

  • STEAM Challenge- Wednesday (Katrina) Challenge yourself both independently and with groups when given a different STEAM challenge every week.  We will learn to have perseverance and improve upon mistakes and try again until we feel successful.

  • Sensory & Imagination- Thursday (Serenity) Thematic, immersive and imaginative play based learning. Become a vet, a baker, an astronaut, and more!

  • Farmers Market- Thursday (Jamie)  Help our community garden get started as a small farmer, food maker and craft vendor at our own small street farmstand and prepare to have a farmers market booth at our local farmers market.  We will learn how to take our crops, products, or ideas to become a farmers market success story!

Visual and Performing Arts, Art, Music

  • Music & Movement- Tuesday (Jeanne) Music & Dance, Free Expression, and LOTS of fun!  We will include some drum circles, handmade instruments, and dance parties.

  • Musical Theater- Wednesday (Katrina)  Fall Performance will be Finding Nemo!  Join us for a low pressure, fun experience presenting Finding Nemo!  Fall Musical Theater students will have the option to visit Disneyland and perform in the parade and take a class!  C*Some additional fees may apply (Costumes, trip, etc)

  • Elements of Art- Monday (TBD) Why is art so cool?  Explore the different elements of art, color theory, even some hand lettering mixed with a bit of art history.

  • Grow your HeART w/ Messy Art- Monday (TBD) We will use mixed media and mystery media in this class and make art out of many unexpected supplies and tools.

  • Famous Artists- Tuesday (Katrina) Weekly artist studies with a chance to recreate our own version of some of the most famous pieces of art by the most famous artists.

  • Form Drawing- Wednesday (Azadeh)- We will practice Waldorf style repetitive drawing of symbols and shapes- both linear and lateral, zigzag or congruous knots.  The freehand creation of patterns is about process more than product.  This will be multi-sensory learning, crossing the mid-line, visual motor integration, spatial intelligence and social emotional skills.  *You will be asked to purchase a Waldorf Notebook. 

  • Organic Artist- Tuesday (Serenity) Learn the process of making art with nature's materials, as well as creating art- making tools by hand. You will learn to be resourceful, creative, experimental and confident.

  • Handicrafts- Wednesday (Azadeh) Build Confidence, Creativity and Skill making challenging works that require effort, practice & passion (We will be working with sharp tools).

  • Makers Space- Thursday (Serenity & Katrina) Let’s take our Makers Market creativity and start making!  We will gather supplies to make items as a class to help discover quality products we could make and sell and move towards individual projects that allow students to make and sell at our Maker’s Market or even our Farmers Market Stand.  *Most supplies will be provided, but if you wish to independently sell your goods apart from our Farmers Market stand, you may be asked to purchase some supplies.

  • Jam Session & Roots of Music- Thursday (Steve) Bring your instrument, or learn to jam on one of ours and let’s create a Wild Roots Band.  We will learn the basic of Western music notation, scales, chords, harmony, rhythm, form and analysis.  Music is regarded as cultural universal and we will spend time exploring it all.

 

Language Arts

  • Poetry & Tea- Tuesday (Jeanne) Join us for a weekly tea party focused on poetry!  We will enjoy tea together, read different types of poetry, write our own poetry, recite some poems and sometimes just listen and discuss.  

  • Newspaper/Yearbook- Monday (Katrina, Kara) Join this class to help us publish our Wild Roots News showcasing photos, stories, advertisements, and more!  We will learn all elements of a newspaper, publish and distribute.  Let’s also create the first ever Wild Roots Yearbook for the 24-25 School Year.  We will need people to help take photos, collect photos, write captions and stories.  

  • Main Lesson Language Arts- Monday (Azadeh) Using Waldorf style Main Lesson books, we are going to read different types of literature, reflect on the literature, and create a main lesson book which reflects our learning (not just from this class but other classes as well!)  We will read, write, discuss, and show comprehension.  *You will be asked to purchase a Waldorf notebook.

 

Foreign Language

  • Spanish- Tuesday (Jeanne)  Learn Spanish in nature!  We will integrate language, culture, music, and dance as a way to practice our learning.  

 

Science

  • Oceanography- Tuesday (Katrina)- Learn about the science of the ocean!  Study the physical, chemical, and biological features of the ocean and its history, condition, and future.  Explore the different parts of oceanography and how they help us to understand and protect the ocean.  We have a fun field trip planned for this class!  *Field trip is an additional fee but optional.

  • Astronomy- Tuesday (Katrina) Learn about the science of everything beyond Earth’s atmosphere.  Study celestial objects and the phenomena that occur in the cosmos.  It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry!  We will study planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, meteoroids, asteroids, and comets.  We have a fun field trip planned for this class!  *Field trip is an additional fee but optional.

  • STEAM challenge- Wednesday (Katrina) Challenge yourself both independently and with groups when given a different STEAM challenge every week.  We will learn to have perseverance and improve upon mistakes and try again until we feel successful.

  • Nature Journaling & Adventures in Nature- Wednesday (Jamie) Come practice recording observations of nature through writing and drawing.  You will learn this method to take time and focus your awareness on a natural object so that you come away with a more complete understanding of it.  You will learn the scientific process by doing, instead of memorization.  You will connect more closely with nature and result in the creation of your own unique nature journal.

  • Garden Grow- Monday (Lindy, Kara) Playing in dirt is not only good for our health, it is good for our soul.  We will be planning, planting, harvesting, eating and even selling our garden goods.  We will be using Garden Grow Learning is a full garden education program and consulting so we are very lucky to have them here to help us start our community garden.

Social Science

  • The People Before Us- Wednesday (Kara) Learn about the people who lived on Earth before us.  We will study different ancient civilizations, the indigenous people of different countries, and spend much of our time learning about the Native Americans in the United States and our local tribes.  We will have guest speakers from our local tribal communities.

  • Celebrations around the World- Monday (Kara) Honor and celebrate different holidays and festivals around the globe, focusing on many elements of culture and geography.  We will create art projects reflecting the celebrations, we will have food, and celebrate every week!

  • Rise Up & Root Down- Thursday (Kara) Learn the power of one while studying young activists across the globe and becoming one yourself. Discovering our passions worth fighting for, developing a two minute Soapbox Speech and sharing our passion with others.  We will learn to rise up and become an activist, but root down and discover our personal values.

Life Skills

  • Forgotten Skills- Wednesday (Lindy, Jamie) learn about everything from gardening to crafting, foraging and cooking from scratch and everything in between.  It may feel like going back in time, as we explore the way our grandparents (and maybe great grandparents) used to do things!

  • Handicrafts-Build Confidence, Creativity and Skill making challenging works that require effort, practice & passion (We will be working with sharp tools).

  • Farm Hands- Tuesday (Katrina, Serenity) With the newly reimagined property we will be creating a space with a community garden, animals and a lot of space to help maintain!  We will feed the animals, help harvest the garden, weed, collect the eggs, and maybe even help shear a sheep or play with goats.  We will be looking at implementing 4H into this class and raising animals.

  • Garden Grow- Monday (Lindy) Playing in dirt is not only good for our health, it is good for our soul.  We will be planning, planting, harvesting, eating and even selling our garden goods.  Garden Grow Learning is a full garden education program and consulting so we are very lucky to have them here to help us start our community garden.

  • Cooking around the World- Monday (Katrina) Discover recipes from around the globe, learn to cook them and of course there will be a lot of tasting!  We can accommodate MOST allergies in this class, but some recipes will be difficult to adjust due to the nature of them being global recipes.  

  • Career Exploration- Wednesday (Lindy) Come and learn about different careers, what it takes to become them, what skills it takes to become one, and what your daily life would look like in different careers.  We will be bringing in a number of different guest speakers, take career aptitude tests, and researching careers we are interested in and presenting it to our class and creating a career fair for the other students. 

  • Wood & Leather Working- Thursday (Erin) Learn the basics of leatherworking and woodworking, from tools and types of leather to skills and techniques.  Find out how to make practical and artistic projects with wood and leather with Covet CA.. (This class may require a supply fee)

  • Car Restoration- Thursday (Ryan, Russ) Plan, organize and actually get started restoring a car!  We will be creating a plan, and a budget to restore a car, and then we will do it.  Basic car skills such as changing a tire, changing oil, and pumping gas will be included.  *Additional fee may be required.

  • Farmers Market- Thursday (Jamie)  Help our community garden get started as a small farmer, food maker and craft vendor at our own small street farmstand and prepare to have a farmers market booth at our local farmers market.  We will learn how to take our crops, products, or ideas to become a farmers market success story!

  • Makers Space- Thursday (Serenity & Katrina) Let’s take our Makers Market creativity and start making!  We will gather supplies to make items as a class to help discover quality products we could make and sell and move towards individual projects that allow students to make and sell at our Maker’s Market or even our Farmers Market Stand.

  • Babysitters Club & Health- Tuesday (Lindy) Come to get CPR and First Aid Certified, babysitter trained, build babysitter bags and learn a bit about our body health as we are getting a little older!  *Additional fee for American Red Cross Certification.

 

Physical Fitness

  • Yoga & Nutrition- Thursday (Katie) Reach your true potential by joining us to become better humans everyday in every way by building strength and confidence.

  • Sound Baths/Meditations/Pets Yoga- Wednesday (Jamie) Slow down with Yoga and Dance to the beat of your own drum with the Wild Roots Silent Disco!

  • Elevated Strength- Monday/Wednesday (Katie) Join Elevated Strength and Wellness after school on Mondays and Wednesdays for full circuit training as well as learning the right way to exercise to prevent injury while pushing yourself to find your personal strength and ability.  

Math

  • Farmstand Math 1-3- Wednesday (Katrina) Fun project based approach with a focus on addition, subtraction and an introduction to multiplication.  We will use real life opportunities to work our farmstand, price our items, calculate cost and profit and determine which items are the most profitable.  

  • Farmstand Math 4-8- Wednesday (Katrina) Fun, project based approach with a focus on multiplication, division and fractions.  We will use real life opportunities to work our farmstand, price our items, calculate cost and profit and determine which items are the most profitable.  

 

Music

  • Beginning Piano and Reading Music- Tuesday/Thursday (Steve) Learn the basics of hand potion, black and white keys and reading music *Additional Fee

  • Ukulele- Tuesday/Thursday (Steve) Beginning and Intermediate ukulele group class.- learn to play the ukulele and perform a piece of music at the spring festival *Additional Fee

  • Private Lessons: Piano, Guitar and Voice Tuesday/Thursday (Steve) * Additional Fee

  • Musical Theater- Wednesday (Katrina)  Fall Performance will be Finding Nemo!  Join us for a low pressure, fun experience presenting Finding Nemo!  Fall Musical Theater students will have the opportunity to visit Disneyland and perform in the parade and take a class!

  • Jam Session and Roots of Music- Thursday (Steve) Bring your instrument, or learn to jam on one of ours and let’s create a Wild Roots Band.  We will learn the basics of Western music notation, scales, chords, harmony, rhythm, form and analysis.  Music is regarded as cultural universal and we will spend time exploring it all.

Social, Emotional Learning

  • Earth & Emotion- Wednesday (Jamie) Using all your senses to connect with nature and your emotions while developing behavior skills focusing on the importance of collaborative relationships, coping with emotional situations, and building skills for acceptance and change.

  • The Art of Coping skills- Wednesday (Jamie) Using all your senses to connect with nature and your emotions while developing behavior skills focusing on the importance of collaborative relationships, coping with emotional situations, and building skills for acceptance and change.  Through connection, coping skills will become the focus of the conversation and allow the time to practice to implement.

  • Honoring the Elements- Tuesday (Jamie) We will honor the elements- earth, air, fire, water and spirit.  We will connect with nature and harness its power to become more whole humans.  We will understand the energy and meaning of each element and deepen our connection and manifest our intentions with greater potency.

  • Soil & Soul- Tuesday (Jamie) Playing in the dirt is good for the soul!  Playing in the dirt has several benefits, but it can help you have a stronger immune system, lower stress levels, increase sensory development, increase creativity and improve our mood.  We will get grounded, play in the dirt and garden and take in benefits together in the sun. 

  • Sound Bath/Meditation/ Pet Yoga- Tuesday (Jamie) We will take time to slow down our senses through sound baths, meditation, and doing the practice of yoga (and sometimes even with some animals joining us for yoga!) 

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