Homeschool class for Intermediate Readers
This class includes group work in the areas of grammar, composition, math, and science.
In our 2018 -19 year, this group worked on literacy skills by:
creating personal dictionaries.
self-publishing an original piece of writing (from a few words each page to a few sentences).
playing with homemade Story Dice and Word Cubes.
optional participation in supportive group read-alouds.
playing Word Wreck, a game where vowels and consonants are replaced in order to create different and imaginary words.
incorporating illustration by visualizing simple, imaginary words that we created.
playing charades with sight words.
creating mini-skits in Verb, Noun and Adjactive teams.
As emerging mathmaticians, our students this age worked on the basic foundations of adding, subtracting, regrouping, and began to tackle the concepts of multiplication and fractions by:
the use of manipulatives such as rods, bundles of toothpicks, marbles.
solving Ken Ken and other puzzles.
creating skip counting charts.
ad lib-ing silly word problems.
creating a masking-tape number line on the floor to allow for lots of movement while solving problems.
Fall 2019 plans include:
Parts of speech
Capitalization and punctuation
Interest-based science units
Strengthening knowledge of the four operations
9:30a – 10a: Rolling drop off
10a – 1p: 3 hour class encompassing ELA, math and science
Stay and play during our rolling pick up
Check out our afterschool options here.
Mondays and Thursdays OR Tuesdays and Fridays (both are currently full)
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 “Intermediate” as 7 + 8 year olds who are still learning to read but at minimum have some sight/CVC word reading skills. For 8 year olds who are already reading regularly and at grade level, see our “Upper Elementary Juniors” class