Elementary Academy Half-Day Program Grades 3-6, Tuesday
Teacher: Julia Davis
Inquisiminds Elementary Academy, Grades 3-6
This is a one day per week, 4.5-hour drop-off program for students in grades 3-6. The parent is not required to stay on campus during this time. All instructors have undergone background checks.
- 9:30-10:15 Art (Cheryl Demas): Students will explore and experiment with a wide variety of 2 and 3 dimensional materials and techniques. Many of the projects will relate directly to the companion studies in the rest of the Academy’s curriculum. Students learn about a variety of art, artists and how to use different art supplies to create their own unique and colorful art as well as art technique, elements & principles of design.
- 10:20 – 10:45 Break
- 10:45 – 11:30 Science (Renee Jackson/Cheryl Demas): Rainforest: This quarter we will explore the rainforest and its many secrets. In addition to a bit of geography, we will get into climate, wildlife, and the balance of man and nature. This fascinating ecosystem has great importance in our world and we need to understand it as best we can.
- 11:30 -12:00 Lunch
- 12:00-12:45 Fundamentals of Music Theory and Musicianship (Heather Seaton/Pious Honny): Music is fun! And understanding the fundamentals of music theory gives students a base for playing all kinds of music. In this class, the instructor will use a mixture of a piano keyboard, drums, flashcards and other media to engage students and start their path to becoming a musician. By the end of the course, students will: understand basic musical elements such as rhythm, intervals, keys, scales, chords and harmony, and know how to read written music, including the signs and terminology commonly used.
- 12:45-1:05 Break
- 1:05 – 1:50 Literature (Renee Jackson/Tammie Dzubak):
- Quarter 3: While we enjoy the story of The Lemonade War, students will explore basic economic concepts such as scarcity, supply and demand, and competition. In addition, we will be talking about some literary concepts like point of view, inference, and figurative language but always with the enjoyment of the story as our main purpose. High reading skills are not necessary as listening to audio books is a great way to take in a book and perfectly acceptable. Students will be asked to read for approx 30-60 min each week as work at home. Students will need to provide their own copy of The Lemonade War.
- Quarter 4: Students will dive into the magical world of Narnia created by C.S. Lewis in his book, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. During class, the students will work together on activities that focus on comprehension, vocabulary, and literary elements. There will also be group discussions on topics presented in the book. Students will be required to complete weekly reading assignments at home. Students will need to provide their own copy of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
- 1:50-2:00 Cleanup
- 2:00 Dismissal
Instructors: Heather S, Cheryl D, Pious H, Renee J, Tammie D
Minimum Required Enrollment: 7
Course Length: 4.5 hour class once per week/ 16 weeks / 72 hours / semester
Quarter 3 – 4.5 hour class once per week/ 8 weeks/ 36 hours
Quarter 4 – 4.5 hour class once per week/ 8 weeks/ 36 hours
Cost: $560 per semester, or $320 per quarter
$320.00 – $560.00