Grades 1-5 (2020-21)

 

Grades 1-2 

 

 

On Mondays, students will explore Spanish, Sing Song Latin, science, and math. Part of the day students will enjoy CREATIVITY (21 Tools, creative movement, music, sensory path, and other activities that will help focus, attention, concentration, and attitude) with Debby Jasinski.

On Thursdays, students will explore language arts, history, music, Sing Song Latin, and art.

Under the direction of a great team of teachers using a Montessori-style approach to learning, students will explore new ideas, experience hands-on learning, and learn to work with others. Students should bring a sack lunch, but no foods to heat up.

Teachers: Carrie Rothberg (Monday), Leigh Ann Whitman (Monday/Thursday); Debbie Jasinski (Monday/Thursday)

         

     Grades 3-5

Under the direction of a great team of teachers using a Montessori-style approach to learning, students will explore new ideas, experience hands on learning, and learn to work with others. Students should bring a sack lunch, but no foods to heat up.

Grades 3-5 cover Spanish, Math Enrichment*, Creativity, Music, and Computer Science on Mondays. Grades 3-5 cover Science, Language Arts, History, and Art on Thursdays.

*Math Enrichment covers reinforcement of basic skills at the child’s specific level of ability, as well as math games, mind math, and overall math stimulation. One of our chief purposes is to instill a love for math.

Our Science classes use the NASA related award winning Jason Science Program! During the fall semester students will explore “The Secrets of the Gulf.” Using hands-on activities, students will explore the beautiful coral reefs of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. Students will meet the many colorful creatures that live there, and discover the amazing history of this beautiful area.

The spring semester focuses on “Dolphins.” Why are humans so curious about dolphins? Maybe it is because they are so graceful, intelligent, and mysterious. Students will dive into the exciting world of dolphin communication and behavior!

Students will be taught the importance of recording their observations and conclusions from each activity using the scientific method. A science notebook will be provided for this. Homework will include watching videos and reading certain material and then recording what they have learned in a separate notebook. No textbook required.

This will be an exciting year as we learn about one of our greatest resources: the gulf.

View this video to learn about Jason Learning:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI_FawsNwV0​​

 

Botley the Robot (Computer Science): Grades 4 and 5 will enjoy “computer programming” with Botley, the Robot. New in 2018-19, this activity has been a BIG HIT with the students. They will continue learning more with Botley by adding Challenges!

 

Sensory Path: Creative movement, exercise, games, and other neurodevelopmental activities make the “sensory path” and “exercise” room a blast!  Students enjoy games, exercise, the 21 Tools, and other fun games and movement activities. Studies have shown that recess and movement help with focus, attention, attitude, and enjoyment. Students also use jump ropes, ribbons, scooters, hula-hoops, balance equipment, and eye/hand coordination games, to develop physical strength, balance, and coordination.

Music Listening and Movement:  Our history for the year is Story of the World, the Modern Times. Our new music class will explore music history of the modern age. Students will study and listen to important composers of the day. They will develop and use listening maps as they experience the music. Students will explore the modern music of the day by singing and dancing. Taught by an experienced music and choir teacher, students will have fun while discovering their musical talents.

Teachers:  Mary Sweeny (TPRS Spanish), Sue Rothberg (Math/Science), Debby Jasinski  (Creativity/Art), Melissa Juren (Computer Science), Mandy McDonald (Language Arts), Amy Titus (Music), and Tiffany Henry (History).

At Home:  For grades 1-5, parents must cover the areas of Phonics/Reading, handwriting, grammar, spelling, and math at home. For those students who come only on Mondays, parents will need to cover science, language arts, and history at home.

 

Classical School Dates for 2020 – Grades 1-5

Dates:  Mondays 8/24-11/16/20 and 1/18-4/12/21 (Labor Day Holiday)

                Thursdays 9/3-11/19/20 and 1/21-4/15/21

Time: 9:15-3:15 pm

Cost: Mondays:  $1800

            Thursdays: $1800

            Both Days: $2800 (2 day discount included)

HEP TX Registration Form 2020-21A

HEP TX Medical Release 2020-21A

HEP-TX-Waiver-of-Liability-2020-21

HEP-TX-Credit-Card-Authorization-Form-2020

HEPTX Booklist by Class 2020-21

 

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