The School House is committed to providing long term, engaging Home Learning Projects for the 3-12 age Developmental Stage that allow parents to step away from their child’s learning and foster independence, creativity and room for families to function while working from home. Parents can select from THREE PROGRAMS or choose a multitude of ways to Build a Home Learning Program. Each of these intersects with standards, builds on our hands-on curriculum and creates whole learning experiences.
SELECT A PROGRAM BASED ON YOUR FAMILY
1. CONTINUUM-BASED PROGRAM:
Working closely with your Educator several times a week you follow the DLP. These DLPs keep track of how we would traditionally have introduced materials and ideas and worked within the classroom. Since we don’t have the benefit of materials at home, you’ll use those provided by your Educator. You can set your child up for a Provocation in the morning (see below), start a Morning Work Cycle with a work plan, followed by a Specialist and ending with Mindfulness (see below).
2. INQUIRY-BASED PROGRAM:
Working with a theme you are guiding your child through a time-period, interest or passion. For instance: basketball.
Research his favorite players. As a first grader, he could write a few lines about this player every day. Draw these players. Find out their stats. How are stats created? What is the history of basketball? What else was going on at that time when Naismith invented it? What is the diameter of the basketball? Why is it that big? How high has the best basketball player jumped, thrown a free throw?
Standards covered: writing non-fiction, measurement, addition, subtraction (even division), research, history. Use your DLPs for guidance and reach out to Educators for more ideas on how to connect the dots! Many of these ideas are fostered in the afternoon section of your DLP.
3. I’M GOOD PROGRAM:
You aren’t doing a formal “program” but enjoying watching your child play, discover, read, write, explore nature and cook. You are happy teaching your child life skills, home making, building and building fine and gross motor skills. You are taking to them about the world, the crisis, your favorite memories. You don’t need independent time from your children and when you do, they seem to just ebb and flow with the day.
CHOOSE A FEW OR ALL TO BUILD YOUR PROGRAM:
Contact your Educator for daily or weekly one-to-one instruction.
Review your Digital Learning Plan made just for your Learner each week in your Personalized Dropbox Folder
Select Activities from the List Below to Augment their Learning
MINDFULNESS PROGRAM FOR LEARNERS
At The School House our day ends with a mindfulness session before our children are picked up or join us for the After School Special. To ensure continuity in learning and continued connection we have added these mindfulness sessions to our site so learners can participate at home.