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/yoga 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- Writing Lab 1:30- 2:30- Social studies 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 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? Exploring the world civilizations will begin in Ancient Egypt and return to the Americas with emphasis on globalization and how it relates to life today.
Language Arts: Literacy and Writing
We will chose novels based on independent reading ability. Comprehension, discussions, writing prompts and extension projects will be incorporated into daily lessons.
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.