Description: This introductory class will use the Five-In-A-Row repetitive learning style and themes to introduce subjects from vocabulary to science. (example below)
This learning uses good literature books that are first read. Then students will have activities that correlate with the book. The books are repeated again that same week with more activities. It’s fun to see when the kids figure out how they work together: “We read about that!” A few of the books we will use this year are The Story About Ping, David and Goliath, Lentil, Madeline, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. We will also have some weeks as Unit Study weeks with themes such as dinosaurs, circus, solar system, and the ocean.
Here is a sample of what we might do in class: When we read A Story About Ping, we could do Social Studies ; Geography as we learn where China is and a bit about their culture. We can do some Literature as we discuss what a “classic” story is or the literary device of repetition and make up our own repetitive stories. We can look at the Art medium that was used in the illustrations and the use of water and reflections. We can practice our Math counting skills with both Ping’s family and our own families. We can do Science by studying ducks or buoyancy. So as you see here, there are many subjects and activities for each of the books and topics we will be looking over this year.
Taught by Kimberly Chancellor
Tuesday and Thursday @ 9:30 – 10:25
Class Code: LA2233
Materials Fee: $40
Estimated Hours of Homework per Week: 0-1
Required Materials: pencils, eraser, crayons, scissors, glue (both liquid and stick)
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Term: Entire Year Minimum Students: 3 Maximum Students: 8 Accept students mid-semester: Yes