FAD PAD: FAD PAD After School Enrichment classes in Oakland

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Kinder, School-Aged, Preteens

FAD PAD Enrichment After School Class Second Session begins October 19 until December 18, 2020! This will be a chance for your child to take a screen break and enjoy my magical backyard- complete with loquat tree, swings, hammock, fruit, herb and vegetable patches- to move their bodies, have some social time and do really fun activities.   Each day has a theme. Classes are for K-6th graders and 6 children maximum and 4 minimum. Each 3 hour 8 week class is on a sliding scale $480- $240. All supplies and materials included. The time is 2-5 or can adjust to your school schedule. You may sign up for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days. Monday is Drama Day- storytelling, theater games, puppets, singing, costumes. Wednesday is Starwitz -delving into the magical world of Harry Potter, Books 1-5. Thursday is Fabric Art Day- sewing, embroidery, fabric adornment, weaving. Friday is Fun Day- gardening, games, cooking, art and crafts.  When the students arrive, they will participate in our traditional FAD PAD warm ups, themed activities, have a snack and free play, and continue our activities.  As always, we do breathing, mindfulness and grounding exercises throughout our time together.  We will continue to be outside as much as possible. Thanksgiving break and Winter break classes will be announced later.  To find out more about the FAD PAD~ a fabulous studio in my large backyard, to see the COVID Guidelines, to see photos and to find out all the ways I have made it safe for your child- go to my website, www.mehstories.com.  The FAD PAD is located in Oakland, near 580 and Edwards Ave. Look forward to having some magical fun with your amazing child at the FAD PAD! Mary Ellen Hill has a Masters degree In Earth Justice, an Elementary Education degree, has been a professional storyteller since 1990 and has 35 years experience of teaching in a wide variety of settings. Here is what families say about Mary Ellen:  "You have uplifted, enriched and encouraged our family in so many ways. We are grateful. AND you are fun! " (mom of 9 year old daughter) "Mary Ellen has created a very special place for kids to be themselves while learning to be part of a community and having SO MUCH magical, dramatic and artistic fun indoors and out." (mom of 8 year old daughter and 11 year old son) "I have to say my son, age 8, LOVES your classes and camps.  It is the only place he always wants to go."

Mary Ellen Hill
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