ElemenTree

Academics in an Ecosocial Justice Framework

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We never want tuition to be a barrier to any child's learning. We must charge tuition in order to pay our teachers. If you are not able to pay tuition or only partial tuition, your child is still equally as welcome to learn with us. Email beth@fosterwoods.org for scholarship information.

ElemenTree offers online academic courses, both live and asynchronous, within an ecosocial justice framework for elementary students with a full curriculum in English language arts and social studies for third through sixth grades. We hope to soon be expanding into math and science and to younger grades. Our curriculum is built to Common Core Standards (National Council for the Social Studies Standards for our social studies classes) and rooted in anti-oppressive and earth-justice themes. Our selection of literature, activities, and projects encourage students to develop an age-appropriate knowledge around issues of human, animal, and environmental justice and to think about these issues in every area of their study.

 

What do we mean by ecosocial justice framework?

At the Foster Woods Folk School, we believe ecosocial justice is a thriving planet that celebrates diversity and makes equity policy. We imagine a world where all people can live in safety and dignity, with fair, sustainable access to resources. We are anti-racists and intersectional feminists, who believe that non-human animals also have the right to safe, healthy lives, freedom, and access to resources fitting for their species. As Lilla Watson said, we believe that "our liberation is bound up" with all people, the planet, and the animals with whom we share our Earth.

Spring 2022 Class Schedule

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**All times are listed in Central Time USA


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• Beginning in January

The ABCs of Kindness Mon-Thur12 pm Central

Read-A-Loud Practice: Charlotte's Web Mon-Wed 12:45 pm Central

Third Grade Social Studies Tue/Thur 9:30 am Central

Third Grade Social Studies Mon/Wed 10 am Central
Third Grade English Language Arts Mon-Thur10:30 am Central
FULL Fourth Grade Social Studies Tues/Thurs 10 am Central
Fourth Grade Social Studies, Tues./Thurs. 2 pm Central
Fourth Grade English Language Arts, Mon.-Thur. 11 am Central
FULL Fifth Grade Social Studies, Mon./Wed. 9:30 am Central
FULL Fifth Grade Social Studies, Mon./Wed. 1:15 pm Central

 

Click here for a list of asynchronous classes.

Click here for a link to ACT: Animal Club for Tweens

 


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: While many of our classes, events and programs include a registration fee, we never want cost to be a barrier to anyone's participation. If you are able to pay a registration fee, please do. Class fees enable us to pay our teachers, operate the folk school, and fund our animal sanctuary. If you are not able to pay a registration fee, you are still equally as welcome to participate. Email beth@fosterwoods.org for scholarship/financial assistance information.

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

Click on the class title for more information and to register.

**All times are listed in Central Time USA
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• Beginning in August

The ABCs of Kindness Mon-Thur 9 am Central

Acting Out: 3rd Grade Theater & Poetry Read-Aloud, Mon-Wed 12:15 pm

Third Grade Social Studies Tue/Thur 9:30 am Central

Third Grade Social Studies Mon/Wed 10 am Central

Third Grade English Language Arts Mon-Thur10:30 am Central

Fourth Grade Social Studies Tues/Thurs 10 am Central

Fourth Grade English Language Arts, Mon-Thur 11 am Central

Fifth Grade Social Studies, Mon./Wed 9:30 am Central

Fifth Grade Social Studies, Mon./Wed 1:15 pm Central

Fifth Grade English Language Arts, Mon-Thur1:45 pm Central

• Beginning in September

Acting Out: 3rd Grade Theater & Poetry Read-Aloud, Mon-Wed 4 pm

Read-A-Loud Practice: Charlotte's Web Mon-Wed 4:30 pm Central


• Beginning in October

The ABCs of Kindness Mon-Thur 9 am Central

Click here for a list of asynchronous classes.

Click here for a link to ACT: Animal Club for Tweens


FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: While many of our classes, events and programs include a registration fee, we never want cost to be a barrier to anyone's participation. If you are able to pay a registration fee, please do. Class fees enable us to pay our teachers, operate the folk school, and fund our animal sanctuary. If you are not able to pay a registration fee, you are still equally as welcome to participate. Email beth@fosterwoods.org for scholarship/financial assistance information.