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Basic Skills

Friday School - 2015-2016
Grades 1-3

Friday School at Basic Skills is a unique learning opportunity for elementary students in grades 1-3. The class will be held from 9am – 3pm; the focus will be on language arts, writing, math, literature, and art. The Friday class will be led by Jenny Bumcrot.

Schedule and Descriptions:

Time Subject
9:00 - 9:30

9:30 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Snack & Recess
11:00 - 12:00
Math Centers/Skill Building
12:00 - 12:40
Math Workbooks,
Math Centers
12:40 - 1:30
1:30 - 2:30
2:30 - 3:00
Read Aloud

Art: Art teacher Patty Palmer has written an amazing art curriculum called Deep Sparkle. Her lessons are engaging, kids love it, and I have consistently enjoyed using this curriculum. Fun, creative, messy projects every week!

“All children are creative and if given the time, opportunity, some basic supplies and a little nudge, they soon will discover that creating art is the shortcut to happiness.”– Patty Palmer

Math: We will be using Mary Cook math centers. Mary Cook is a Master Educator, author, and math specialist. Her centers provide high level thinking encounters, individual skill building and problem solving. We will also work on parent specified math skills to supplement each child’s math objectives.

Literature: 1st & 2nd Grade – First Favorites by Veritas Press. This is a collection of literature guides that help beginning readers enjoy and comprehend favorite books. 3rd Grade – Tales from Beatrix Potter – Study Guide of four Beatrix Potter classics.

Special Project – Write your own book! Each child will write and illustrate their own book.

Phonics: Give each child an introduction to the phonograms/Writing Road to Reading to improve spelling and reading skills.


Times and Fees:
Time: Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm. Classes will begin on September 11th, 2015.
Tuition: $106 per month (9 months)
Materials Fee: $100
Application Fee: $25

To Apply:
The application process is as follows:

Return the above to Basic Skills with a $25 non-refundable application fee and $100 materials fee, payable to Basic Skills. All account balances for any Basic Skills products or services must be current for this application to be processed.



Basic Skills Assessment & Educational Services
  Phone: 503.650.5282
Fax: 503.650.8578