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Ojai

Wild Acorns is expanding into Ojai for homeschooling families this coming
2022-23 school year!
Our director, Miss Alicia, will be running programs this year.
Please see below for the option that best suits you and register at the bottom of the page ~ 

Program begins September 6, 2022 and ends June 6, 2023

 

Enrollment now open! Ends July 1, 2022

Interviews close July 15, 2022

Roots ~ Tuesday and Thursday Waldorf Lessons 

9:00- 12:30pm.

Through morning circle, seasonal songs, and academic lessons, the Waldorf curriculum will come alive for grades 1 and 2.

  • Cost $98 for the two days

  • Must commit to both days

  • Must commit seasonally

  • Parent helpers welcome! 

  • Family interviews will take place once registration is received.

  • Tuition is to be paid seasonally at the start of each season. The tuition is divided by a 40 week year into 3 seasons. 

Acorns ~ Tuesday Crafternoons 1:15-3:15.

Through fiber arts, natural dying, knitting, sewing, seasonal nature crafts, and more, the children will learn to make and spread beauty with their hearts and hands.

  • Cost $33 per class plus $5 materials fee

  • Must have at least 6 students to run class weekly

  • Must commit monthly

  • Potential for Roots participants to stay with their lunches from 12:30-1:15 if choosing both programs for additional $15

  • Materials fee applies

  • Ages 6-9 welcome

  • Parent helpers welcome! 

Woodland ~ Thursday Nature Connection 1:30-4:30

(potential for time to change during dark winter days) 

Through exploration, games, and unstructured play, the children will find their place in the natural world while curiosity abounds in the

woods and waters of Ojai. 

  • Cost $45 per class

  • Must have at least 6 students to run class weekly. 

  • Must commit monthly. 

  • Potential for Roots participants to stay with their lunches from  12:30-1:00 if choosing both programs for additional $15. Rides to our location must be organized prior to start of the day. 

  • Ages 6-9 welcome 

  • Location TBD

Sliding scale options available. Inquire if needed. 

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Grade 1

First grade is a year of growth and change. They emerge from their kindergarten cocoons ready to learn and expand their thinking. They are eager and excited for school activities and always willing to work. The first grader lives in the realm of fairies, beauty, and goodness. They hear many fairytales where archetypes abound, teaching us all the many roles we play in our lives. They see good outsmart evil, magic take flight. They learn to count and build relationships with the 4 mathematical processes through story and hands on learning. They are ready. 

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Crafting 

The world is inherently beautiful. One of the ways humans can give back is by sharing beauty, the beauty we can make with the gifts of our hands and hearts. Knitting is profoundly beneficial to the growth of the young child, it teaches counting skills, patience, the building of the will, and through crossing the midline, the child strengthens their readiness for reading and higher level thinking. Sewing, the ins and outs, the ups and downs, again we are crossing midlines and building will and building a lifelong beneficial skill. Seasonal and nature crafts build our connection to the time of year, the place we love, and how simple beauty can be. There are so many ways to make beauty in the world, crafting is my favorite. 

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Grade 2

Second grade is a year of dualities, right and wrong, good and bad. They waiver on the fence of early childhood and the next phase of development. They value perfectionism and justice. We honor this inner growing by sharing stories of saints, inspiring people, and fables. We dive deeper into multiplication, division, place value, as well as manipulating numbers to 1000 through multi-digit addition and subtraction with and without regrouping. We sing and move our bodies in more complicated ways building confidence and skill. 

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Nature Connection

The young child (and adults too!) benefit immensely from unstructured time in nature. Building forts, crystal caves, and imaginative play all have a role in the social and emotional development of a child. Nature teaches natural boundaries for a child. She helps the child know where is too far, too high, too close. The children build confidence, problem solving skills, friendships, and freedom in a way that only the outdoors can provide. Together we will play games, splash in the waters, climb the trees, and explore the mysteries of our natural world. Together we will fall in love with our great earth so they will forever steward her.