First Grade Courses

Courses for Students Completing First Grade

Title Total cost Available sections
Mathmagic! $650 0
Earth Sciences: Gee!-ology $700 0
Ancient Greece Through Myth, Math & Science $650 0

 

Mathmagic!
Grab your hat and wand and join in on the fun! In Mathmagic, students will develop their reasoning skills and conceptual understanding, as well as strengthen their abilities in basic operations and procedural skills. The class will explore the topics of Data Analysis, Algebra, and Geometry, through games, magic tricks, team tasks, and art projects. Also, the class will read enticing storybooks from around the world as catalysts for intriguing mathematical investigations covering topics such as binary numbers, the Fibonacci sequence, googols, and more! The fun never ends because all of the learning is anchored in the exciting theme of magic.
Homework per class meeting: Up to 20 minutes per day
Tuition: $570 · Materials fees: $80 · Total: $650  
ED3411
M T W T F
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Matt Lipner
Closed
ED3412
M T W T F
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Matt Lipner
Closed

 

Earth Sciences: Gee!-ology
Earthquakes, volcanoes, massive shifting plates, rocks and minerals, and the powerful forces of erosion—we will investigate these topics and more in this geology class. As budding geologists, we will examine the structure of our planet and the processes that shape it as well as learn how to classify rocks. Working individually, in pairs and in small groups, we will simulate earthquakes, volcanoes, fossil creation and erosional forces. In addition to many hands-on science explorations, we will learn about these incredible earth processes through stories, games and art projects. We will also work on developing key scientific skills, such as questioning, observation, data recording, communicating and comparing. By the end of class, we will be able to use our new knowledge to view the geological world around us in an entirely new way!
Homework per class meeting: Up to 20 minutes per day
Tuition: $570 · Materials fees: $130 · Total: $700  
ED3413
M T W T F
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Cait Jenkins
Closed
ED3414
M T W T F
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Cait Jenkins
Closed

 

Ancient Greece Through Myth, Math & Science
The Ancient Greeks were intrigued with science and mathematics as a way of organizing their world and of making order out of chaos. In our busy workshop atmosphere we will broaden our academic horizons and delve into hands-on and integrated activities which help us explain our modern world, from mythology to architecture to astronomy to geometry to history. We will respond to myths and to lessons through discussions, small group projects, and role playing. There is much to learn about the tricksters, monsters, gods, and goddesses as well as the scientific inventions and mathematical discoveries of famous Ancient Greeks such as Eratosthenes, Euclid, Archimedes, and Pythagoras. Finally, in the spirit of Ancient Greece, students will celebrate at our Open House dressed as their favorite mythical figures and will entertain guests with some of the myths we have studied and with some of our mathematical and scientific activities.
Homework per class meeting: Up to 20 minutes per day
Tuition: $570 · Materials fees: $80 · Total: $650  
ED3415
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8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Laura Schooley
Closed
ED3416
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1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Laura Schooley
Closed