8:15- 8:25 Drop off 8:30- 8:45- Warm-up stations (Brain Gym, Math challenge, grammar) 8:45- 9:30- Math 9:30- 9:45- Brain Break 9:45- 10:30- Science/Social Studies 10:30-10:45- Snack 10:45- 11:30- LA 11:30- 12:00- Project-based activity 12:00- 12:30- Lunch 12:45- 1:30- Yoga 1:30- 2:30- Writing Lab 2:30- Dismiss
*Order of the schedule may be adjusted
Homework: Daily reading will be assigned. Small weekly math assignments for practice.
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, including word problems, 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.
We will begin with US history connected with our fiction novels and nonfiction informational text. As the year progresses, we will move into World Civilizations.
Language Arts: Literacy
We will chose novels based on independent reading ability. Comprehension, discussions, writing prompts and extension projects will be incorporated into daily lessons. The class will be starting the semester reading various genres including fiction and nonfiction and exploring various topics.
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.