Grades 1-5 (2021-22)

 

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On Mondays, students will explore Spanish, Song School Latin, science, and math. For 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. Every other week, students will also learn about COMPUTER SCIENCE (basic coding, Code & Go Robot Mouse activity, and some simple digital art) in the computer lab with Melissa Juren.

On Thursdays, students will explore language arts, history, music, Spanish, 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: Leigh Ann Whitman (Lead Teacher); Debby Jasinski (Create/Art); Melissa Juren (Computer Science); and Alejandra Guerra-Moxey (Spanish)

         

     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 and for students to understand its usefulness.

 

EARTH SCIENCE: Our Science classes use the award-winning Jason Science Program. During the fall semester, students will explore the earth science unit, “The Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary.” Using hands-on activities, students will dive into the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary off the cost of Monterey, California, to explore many of the region’s fascinating ecosystems. Science topics include ocean circulation, watersheds, kelp forest ecosystems, predator-prey relationships, population dynamics and various careers.

The spring semester focuses on the earth science unit “Life at the Extremes.” Students will travel deep into the Mid-Atlantic Ridge to explore the unique "Lost City" hydrothermal vents. Earth science topics include volcanoes (land, space, and underwater), plate tectonics, rocks and minerals, chemical reactions, pH, buoyancy and much more, both in and out of the ocean!

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.

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Botley the Robot (Computer Science): Grades 4 and 5 will enjoy “computer programming” with Botley, the Robot. This activity is a BIG HIT with the students. They will continue learning more with Botley by adding Challenges! Students will work with other engineering activities learning about programming while having a great time.

 

Code & Go Robot Mouse (Computer Science): Grade 3 will learn about computer science and coding using our Code & Go Robot Mouse activity! Students will get to design and create their very own maze for our Robot Mouse. Once the maze is complete, students will use coding cards and their problem-solving skills to teach the mouse to navigate the entire maze to find its cheese! They can redesign the maze multiple times to create and solve different challenges, all while learning to code without a screen. Students will take turns redesigning the maze and will solve the maze together using the coding cards along with the buttons on the Robot Mouse itself. They can even add some funny sounds and random actions for our Robot Mouse to perform to add a bit of fun!

 

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:  To complement our history program, Story of the World, the Ancient Times, the music class will explore music history of past ages. 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 music by singing and dancing. Taught by an experienced music and choir teacher, students will have fun while discovering their musical talents.

 

Spanish – Using the Total Physical Response (TPR) teaching method, Spanish classes incorporate music, physical activities, visuals, cards, games, and lively competition to make language learning fun and meaningful. Students acquire a second language in the same non-threatening manner as they did their first language: through exposure, observation, and interaction.

 

Teachers:  Mary Sweeney (Spanish), Sue Rothberg (Science), Debby Jasinski (Create/Art), Melissa Juren (Computer Science/Math 3), Amy Titus (Music), Mandy McDonald (Language Arts and Math 4 & 5) and Tiffany Henry (History).

At Home:  For grades 3-5, parents must cover the areas of Phonics/Reading, handwriting, 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 2021-2022 – Grades 1-5

Classical School Grades 1-5

 

Dates: Mondays – 8/23-11/15/21 and 1/17-4/11/22 (Off for Labor Day 9/6/21)

            Thursdays – 9/2-11/18/21 and 1/20-4/14/22

Time: 9:15-3:15 pm

Cost: Mondays:  $1800

          Thursdays: $1800

          Both Days: $2800 (2 day discount included)

 

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