Enrichment Programs

Ready Readers  Ready, Set, Read! We will be using Fletcher’s Place Reading and Spelling program to give your child a head start with reading.  This program is highly interactive and physically active.  Students will learn through music and games that will give your child a great foundation for early reading.  We will start with introductions of each letter sound, move on to “sliding out” sounds to read 2-3 letter words, and introduce beginner books that follow the curriculum as the year progresses.  Growing Tree is excited as this program is great for all learning types but, more importantly, makes learning to read FUN so that we’ll all be Ready Readers ! 

Ready Readers is an hour long class offered to our Redwoods and Sequoias classes.

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Gymnastics teaches beginning gymnastic and tumbling skills.  Gymnastic equipment including bars, balance beams, bouncers and tunnels are brought into the classroom for a fun filled hour your children will “flip” over!  This program is taught by the certified staff at California Gymnastics Services.  Gymnastics is an hour long class offered to our Mulberries, Cedars, Redwoods and Sequoias classes.

 

 

 

 

 

Spanish Immersion is offered in the afternoons for those children in our Mulberries and older classes. This is a fun filled introduction to Spanish with opportunities to sing, work, and play together while absorbing the basics of a second language. The older class participates in a cooking component to further explore the culture and language while working as a group.

Our Beginning Spanish class is 1/2 hour of singing, finger plays, art,  stories and movement – lots of  active participation makes learning Spanish basics  lots of fun!  Offered to our Maples and Mulberries classes.

 

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Our Spanish with Cooking class  is one hour of singing, finger plays, writing exercises and the best part…half of the class time is spent cooking south of the border favorites!  Offered to our Cedars, Redwoods and Sequoias classes.

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Yoga with Blake…Pose like a cat or a downward dog or a tree!  Learn the Bunny Breath and the Flower Breath!  Learning different poses and breathing techniques are just some of the fun yoga activities planned for your child.  Yoga is a great way to help your child develop confidence and concentration.  Yoga also teaches the life long tools for calming the body, mind and developing an overall sense of wellbeing.  We’ll have a group of little yogis in no time! Namaste!

Yoga with Blake is a 1/2 hour long class and is offered to our Cedars, Redwoods and Sequoias classes.

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Yoga with Erin…Pose like a warrior, stretch like a rag doll and breathe like a lion.  We will link breath to movement and enjoy making our little bodies flow to music all while having fun!  Yoga helps improve our strength, flexibility and concentration all while doing something that we love!  We’ll end class with Shavasana, ‘tickle wishes’, and a chant for peace before heading back out into the world with a new and improved sense of calm and relaxation. Namaste, little yogis!

Yoga with Erin is a 1/2 hour long class and is offered to our Mulberries and Cedars classes.