8:15- Drop off 8:30- 8:45- Warm-up stations(Cursive, Brain Gym, Math game) 8:45- 9:30- Math 9:30- 9:45- Brain Break 9:45- 10:30- Science/Social Studies 10:30- 11:15- Yoga 11:15- 12:00- LA 12:00- 12:15. Dismiss
Homework: Daily math practice and reading will be assigned. As we begin the year, the day may be extended. We will have to see how the classes work. This schedule may also change and could be used for one-on-one help as needed.
Math: Saxon Math Textbook
We will begin our first semester with a review of foundational math skills. Each student will be working at their level of proficiency. Our class will then move into a project-based approach where students will have ongoing review and practice with new and old concepts applied in a way that promotes better understanding.
Science: Our theme-based approach will focus on grade appropriate lessons with hands on activities.
Social Studies:Where in the World? We will be conducting an in-depth study of the Ancient Civilizations of the Americas. This course goes beyond common-core standards as new discoveries are still emerging on the subject.
Language Arts: Literacy and Writing
Grade appropriate novels with comprehension, discussions, writing prompts and extension projects will be our focus. Our first novel will be The One and Only Ivanby Katherine Applegate.
Writing: Research supports the theory that handwriting is essential to development of reading skills, better communication, and fine motor skills. Our program includes cursive writing and a creative writing class. Students will practice writing personal narratives, fictional stories and have exposure to poetry and daily prompts.