Homeschool class for Upper Elementary Juniors
This class is for students at the approximate grade level of 3rd and 4th grade and/or 8 + 9 year olds who are already reading and are ready to start, or have already begun, long form composition.
Our Language Arts curriculum is provided in part by Blackbird and Co. with essay composition as the centerpiece. A sample from their use of it can be found here. Other Language Arts units may include parts of speech, capitalization and punctuation, vocabulary, and/or spelling skills.
Math study will be based on the collective prior knowledge of the class and led with a differentiated learning model, allowing for advanced work where needed. This may include strengthening of the four operations, fractions, perimeter, area and volume, angles, lines and rotations and/or measurement.
Planned science topics include a study of the elements, classification systems and long-term gardening projects but will also include interest-based units and we hope to culminate this topic with a mini-science fair.
9:30a – 10a: Rolling drop off
10a – 11:25a: Two blocks of Language Arts with a station break* in between subjects
11:30: Snack and station break
11:35a – 1p: Math and Science blocks with a station break in between subjects
1p - 3p: Rolling pick up with lunch and free play.
Check out our afterschool options here.
*station break: 10 minute breaks where kids are welcome to have a snack, socialize and use activities at various stations around the facility such as clay, drawing, yoga, reading, resting, knitting and more to decompress and switch gears in between learning blocks.
Tuesdays and Fridays
From 10a - 1p with 9:30a - 3p extensions
Sept 9 - Dec 20
And follows the DOE calendar
Enrollment is per trimester, not a full school-year commitment, giving homeschoolers greater flexibility to shape their annual calendar.
Fall commitment: Sept - Dec
Winter commitment: Jan - March
Spring commitment: April - June
We define “Juniors” as 8 + 9 year olds who are past what would be considered ‘learning to read’ and who are ready to begin or have already begun long form (multi-paragraph) composition work. If your 8 year old is not yet at either point, please check out our “Intermediate” group.
We are always interested in tuition/volunteer exchanges, contact us to work one out for your family!