Mrs. Misic's Discovery Academy

Micro-School
Lake Forest Park, WA, 98155

In response to the new challenges of this pandemic, my goal is to provide parents with a safe, happy, child-centered learning environment that focuses on social and emotional development, strong academics, creativity and outdoor education. You can rest assured knowing that your child will be cared for and continue to learn.


Program Details

Type of Program

Micro-School

Preferred Ages

Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Neighborhood

Lake Forest Park

Location Type

In my home

Total Spots

4

Program Description

Mrs. Misic’s Discovery Academy combines the best elements of both home and school environments to provide individualized attention in an enriching full-day school program under the guidance and instruction of a passionate, caring and highly experienced teacher, with a small class of up to four students.

Program Options:

Option A: Your child will enjoy a variety of learning experiences in math, reading, writing, science, social studies, fitness, and creative arts. Lesson plans and learning experiences will cover Common Core subjects at each child’s individual level using best practices.

Option B: Following your child’s remote learning schedule and curriculum interspersed with Recess, Social Hour, Enrichment, and supervised assignments. Opportunities for teacher to identify and target areas for extra support and extension. Additional individualized instruction and support that exceeds school expectations.

Sample Schedule for Option A:

*Option B schedule will be based on your child’s remote learning schedule.

8:30am: Welcome to School!

8:30-8:45am: Wellness check and Drop Everything and Read

8:45am: Morning Meeting

9:00am: Math

9:45am: Recess

10:15am: Snack and Free Choice * Please pack a snack for your child.

10:45am: Language Arts

11:30am: Recess

12:00pm: Lunch * Please pack a lunch for your child.

12:30pm: Science/Social Studies

1:15pm: Enrichment

2:00pm: Drop Everything and Read

2:15pm: Social Hour- board games, LEGO build, free play, arts and crafts, sports, recess

3:15pm: Afternoon Meeting- Pack up, Story time

3:30pm: Pick up

Tuition Fees and Enrollment:

Mrs. Misic’s Discovery Academy will be open during school breaks, In-Service days and full days on Wednesday, exclusive of these holidays:

Jan 18 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)-,

Feb 15 (Presidents’ Day).

May 31-(Memorial Day)

$1,525 per month (additional 10% WeekDays service fee) Parents are asked to commit to either or both timeframes:

• January 4th to April 30th

• May 1st to June 30th

For any inquires please contact me via email- katrina.misic@gmail.com


Activities

Curriculum Overview:
Hands-on math activities tailored for each child’s individual needs. Focus on concepts such as number sense, addition and subtraction, geometry, measurement and data, time, and mental math.
Reading- phonics, decoding, fluency, reading comprehension.
Writing- grammar, spelling, writing process
Speaking and Listening- formal and informal speaking and presentation skills
Inquiry-based Social Studies and STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, art and math)
Enrichment – Crafty Kids, Fun and Fitness, Kid’s Kitchen, Just Dance, Yoga, Broadway Kids
Recess- fun and fitness, nature walks, team building activities, team sports
* Flexible learning environments- indoor and outdoor education

Taught by Katrina Misic

Background Check Confirmed

With my Bachelor of Education in Curriculum Development, I began my international teaching career as a kindergarten and first grade teacher for 12 years. Upon moving to Washington in 2015, I joined Bellevue Children’s Academy as a kindergarten teacher for two years then moved into the position of Head of Campus for the past three years.

After leading a successful school reopening for in person and remote learning programs at Bellevue Children’s Academy, I would like to dedicate my time to support individual families during these challenging times.

I specialize in creating and tailoring the curriculum to intentionally meet each child’s needs and instill a love of learning. I believe in empowering each student to pursue their interests, develop their own learning style, build confidence and independence and achieve success in all areas of their development.

I have a lovely daughter who is a freshman at UW. A new addition to the family is our friendly, playful puppy who will bring extra joy to your children should they choose to play with her during recess.

I value parent partnerships as we embark on your child's exciting learning journey together!

Relevant Certifications

International Baccalaureate® - Primary Years Program
ESL in the Mainstream
STARS – School-Age Children
Early Childhood Education
Baby Care

Cost & Availability

Full Day$1,694 per month

Hours

Monday8:30am – 3:30pm
Tuesday8:30am – 3:30pm
Wednesday8:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday8:30am – 3:30pm
Friday8:30am – 3:30pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed
Monica Peach November 24th 2020

Mrs. Misic is an exceptional individual. She is not only a highly skilled educator, but her approach and care to each individual child’s learning needs is unmatched. My daughter was in her Kindergarten class. When she entered Mrs. Misic’s class, my daughter was excruciatingly shy and required a lot of individual attention. Mrs. Misic was aware of this at once and supported her in every way possible. Each time I contacted Mrs. Misic to ask a question or raise a concern, she responded to me immediately and found extraordinarily creative opportunities to address those concerns. She never made my daughter to feel singled out. By the end of the school year, Mrs. Misic had nurtured my child’s confidence and transformed her into a blossoming learner. I fondly refer to Mrs. Misic as the magical fairy who completely changed my daughter’s life. Today, my daughter is a bubbly student who pushes herself to excel and loves to learn. Mrs. Misic is directly responsible for establishing this rich foundation and fostering my daughter’s love for learning. For this, our family is incredibly grateful to have had Mrs. Misic in our lives.

Program Location Details

Mrs. Misic’s Discovery Academy is located in our home which is nestled among trees in Lake Forest Park. Our half-acre property includes a large fully enclosed back yard, an open living room/dining room/kitchen concept with large windows facing the front yard and a cozy “Discovery Den” on the lower level where learning will take place. In our Discovery Den, each child will have their own learning space furnished with their personal desk, chair, reading cushion, curriculum materials, math kit and school supplies. These are all included in your monthly fee.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Procedures:

With your precious child in my care, their health and safety is of utmost importance to me. Below are the enhanced procedures:

• Please send your child to school wearing a mask. We will have frequent mask breaks during recess, P.E., lunch and snack.

• Reduced class size.

• Wellness checks upon arrival and before lunch.

• For Temperatures of 100° or above parents will be notified to pick up their child

• Drop off- Parents may walk their child to the front door.

• Pick up- Students will be dismissed from the front door. Parents may wait in the front yard or in their car in the driveway.

• High touch areas sanitized following CDC and DYFS guidelines, 4 times a day.

• Eating surfaces disinfected before and after meals.

• Hand sanitizing stations placed next to all entries and exits.

• Frequent hand washing throughout the day.

• Students will practice social distancing.

• Parents will be asked to provide a pair of shoes for your child to wear when indoors.

• Freshly laundered clothes should be worn daily.

• Families are requested to adhere to state and CDC guidelines outside of school.

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