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3RD - 5TH GRADE CLASSES

Maps
French Literature
Making a Necklace
Motorcycle Club

Ride On!

Instructor: Mrs. Crary

Class Description:

Boys and girls! Who doesn’t love to ride, or at least love the idea of riding, on something fast and powerful? I’m no expert on either, but I’m hoping to share my love of horses and motorcycles and have fun with the kids while we learn something of the history, anatomy, gear, care, and safe operation of Horse and Motorcycles! Guest experts planned with a chance for hands-on gear interaction. If the weather cooperates there will even be a chance to examine a real motorcycle and talk to the rider. Maybe even a horse and rider, but that is still to be determined and will depend on weather, etc.

 

Special Notes:

  • Classes will include a short video and/or a literature selection (no reading required, but opportunity available for those who are eager to read aloud). Parts/anatomy labeling expected with some hands on crafting, so students may need to cut & paste and label neatly. One class will assemble a paper horse with articulation using brads.

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Horses: A short history. Fact or myth quiz for fun. Present some different types of riding and mounted sports/ professions. Sharing what each student knows / likes / or doesn’t about horses. Short video (s) and a literature selection shared.

Week 2 – Horses: Anatomy. Short video, literature selection shared. Learn about the names of the main parts of a horse. Cut, label, and assemble an articulating paper horse. See how far and in what ways horses can really move!
Week 3 – Motorcycles: A short history (mostly in America). Sharing what each student knows / likes / or doesn’t about motorcycles. Learn about different types of motorsports. Would you Rather”? or other game with motorcycle theme. Short video(s) and a literature selection shared.
Week 4 – Motorcycles: Anatomy. Short video, literature selection shared. Learn about the main parts of a motorcycle. Label a printed diagram. Learn to identify the category or type of motorcycle, see the differences in styles/engine types. Matching game.
Week 5 – Horses: Tack Attack! Special Guest to demonstrate and discuss different types of tack for horses. (Bridles, halters, bits, saddle, English/Western, grooming supplies, etc) HANDS-ON! Q & A! Note: this week could get rescheduled,  depending on guest availability
Week 6 – Horses: Care and Safety. Learn some of the basics about caring for a horse. How much do they eat? What do they need each day? How does this change with seasons, weather, age, etc? Perhaps a few common ailments and when to call a vet. Learn basic safety rules and procedures when visiting a barn, being close to, or riding a horse. Video(s) and
literature reading shared.
Week 7 – Motorcycles: Geared for the gearhead! Learn about the different protective and other gear options for motorcycle riding. (Heat, cold, rain, etc). Special Guest! Come out to the parking lot and see a motorcycle up close. Identify parts, examine gear. HANDS-ON for gear, but sorry no rides! And, depending on cool-down time available, may or may not be able to touch parts of the motorcycle. Q&A! ( Note: This week may be rescheduled as needed depending on weather and rider availability)

Week 8 – Summation and preparation for the finale. Specifics TBD, but writing and/or drawing needed. Options for different learners. A guided, fill-in sheet and/or opportunity to draw your favorite part of the class and/or facts learned. More independent writers/ artists can contribute an original work or skit inspired by classes. Survey of interests/ abilities for final project and preparation guidance as needed planned for Week 6 & 7.

 

 

 

Genre-ly Speaking

Instructor: Mrs. Salebe

Class Description:

Welcome to our literature genre class for 3rd to 5th grade students! In this class, we will be exploring the exciting world of literature through fun crafts and activities. Over the course of 8 weeks, we will be diving into different genres of literature and learning about their unique characteristics. By the end of this class, students will have a better understanding of and appreciation for different genres of literature and how to incorporate them into their own writing.

Special Notes:

  • We will encourage the kids to read all the time but there is only 1 homework to be delivered by week 8, kids will have to create a historical diorama base of a book or story they read at home.

  • (optional) $10 fee for hardcover book of the children's work at the end of the semester

Syllabus:

Week 1:Introduction to Literature, we will Discuss about the Kids favorite book and we will create characters that will help us explore the different genres through the semester.

Week 2: Mystery and Legends - In this week, we will explore the mystery and legends genre by creating our own detective kits and solving a mystery. We will also learn about different legends from around the world and create our own legend to share with the class.

Week 3: Tragedy and Romance - In this week, we will explore the tragedy and romance genre by creating our own love letters and learning about Shakespearean tragedies. We will also discuss the different types

Week 4: Fantasy and Horror - In this week, we will dive into the fantasy and horror genre by creating our own magical creatures and spooky monsters. We will also read and discuss different fantasy and horror stories and learn how to create suspense in our own writing.

 Week 5: Adventure and Mythology - In this week, we will explore the adventure and mythology genre by creating our own treasure maps and going on a scavenger hunt. We will also learn about different mythological creatures and create our own mythological story to share with the class.

Week 6: Fables and Folk Tales - In this week, we will learn about fables and folk tales by discussing different fables and folk tales and learn about the lessons they teach us.

Week 7: Science Fiction and Comedy - In this week, we will explore the science fiction and comedy genre by creating our own futuristic inventions and performing a comedy skit. We will also learn about different science fiction stories and how to create humor in our own writing.

Week 8: Historical Fiction - In this week, we will learn about historical fiction by creating our own historical dioramas and presenting them to the class. We will also read and discuss different historical fiction stories and learn how to incorporate historical facts into our own writing.

 

 

Discovering the Decades

Instructor: Mrs. Duffy

Class Description:

Each week we will discover a new decade in American history. We will learn about the key points in history, presidents, historical figures, inventions, music, food, and fashion of the times. We will pull it all together in a big 20th century timeline for each student to take home. Each week we will enjoy a new recipe or snack from the decade we are covering.

Syllabus:

Week 1 – 1910’s - Titanic, Ford cars, sherbet. 

Week 2 – 1920’s - Women’s suffrage, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mouse, and Jell-O. 

Week 3 – 1930’s - The Great Depression, Amelia Earhart, Lay’s chips. 

Week 4 – 1940’s - WW2 homefront, frisbee, M&M’s. 

Week 5 – 1950’s - The Golden Age, hula hoops, marshmallow Peeps. 

Week 6 – 1960’s - The space race, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Pop-Tarts. 

Week 7 – 1970’s - Star Wars, Carter, Nixon, Nerds candy. 

Week 8 – 1980’s  - Reagan, Rubik’s cube, Pac-man, Pop Rocks. 

Jewelry Making 

Instructor: Mrs. Rucker

 

 

 

Class Description:

Let’s have fun making jewelry! We’ll make some beads, bracelets and more! If you’ve ever wanted to make your own
jewelry, or you already do and you want to make more, this is the class for you!

Special Notes:

  • Class will include a $15 supply fee

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Make Fidget Bracelet
Week 2 – Make Straw Weaving Bracelet
Week 3 – Make Valentine Necklaces
Week 4 – Make Beads
Week 5 – Make Necklaces/Bracelets with Beads
Week 6 – Make Flower Bracelets
Week 7 – Make Friendship Bracelets
Week 8 – Finish Up Projects

 

Basketball Skills

Instructor: Mrs. Hawes

Class Description

We will spend the semester working on conditioning our bodies, and developing basketball skills. Skills we will work on are dribbling, passing, lay-ups, and shooting. Come prepared to exercise! Each child will have to bring a basketball with them every class, wear athletic clothes/shoes, and outdoor appropriate clothes. It will be cold, so be prepared for that.

Special Notes:

  • Child must bring their own basketball with them every week

Syllabus

Week 1 – Run laps. Stretch. Dribble. Jumping Jacks. Bounce Pass. Shoot from the box w/ Rebounding. 

Week 2 – Run sprints. Stretch. Dribble. Chest Pass. Defense Slide. Shoot from the box w/ Rebounding. 

Week 3 – Run laps. Stretch. Dribble crossover. Figure 8 passing drill. Shoot around. 

Week 4 – Run sprints. Stretch. Dribble crossover. Figure 8 passing drill. Shoot around. 

Week 5 – Run laps. Stretch. Dribble in a figure 8. Top of key catch, pivot, shoot. 

Week 6 – Run sprints. Stretch. Dribble in a figure 8. Top of key catch, pivot, shoot.  

Week 7 – Add Lay ups in 2 lines.

Week 8 – Scrimmage.

 

Slimy, scaly, slithering creatures

Instructor: Mrs. Collins

 

Class Description: 

Students will learn about reptiles and amphibians with hands-on activities! Parts of "The Good and the Beautiful" curriculum will be used.

Special Notes:

  • Class will include no homework. Reading and writing will be optional in this class. Worksheets will have areas for drawing instead of writing. Children of all reading and writing levels are welcome!

Syllabus:

Week 1 – Reptiles and amphibians introduction

Week 2 – Turtles

Week 3 – Snakes

Week 4 – Lizards

Week 5 – Crocodillians

Week 6 – Frogs & toads part 1

Week 7 – Frogs & toads part 2

Week 8 – Newts & salamanders

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