UPDATE: As of today July 20, 2019 we are currently enrolling for grades 1-8th grade. Incoming kindergartners who are 5 by September 1 and who have an OLDER sibling enrolling in our program will be enrolled.
Due to space limitations for the 2019/2020 school term we will not be enrolling for Kindergartners who do not have a sibling in our program. We HIGHLY recommend and value The Coppers Nest and Amanda Dixon’s Reggio based program http://www.thecoppernest.com/ They offer a wonderful TK and Kinder program and are a great asset to the homeschooling community.
We are dedicated to our children working towards the following benchmarks throughout the year. If upon assessment your child has already met these benchmarks for their age/grade level then please note that they will be working on benchmarks for the grade above them, while making sure we have a strong foundation in the fundamentals. If they are working below their age and grade level then we will work on the benchmarks for the grade below and we will make sure they also have a strong foundation in the fundamentals.
First Grade benchmarks.
Second Grade benchmarks
Third grade benchmarks
Fourth grade benchmarks
Fifth grade benchmarks
Sixth grade benchmarks
A question we get a lot is What happens if my child isn’t at grade level. We are here to facilitate a love of learning, reading and understanding of math concepts at whatever level your child is working at. If it is important to you that they “catch up” then we can work with you and help you facilitate that at home. But for our program we let kids work from where they are and gently guide them into mastering those higher benchmarks. If we encounter a lot of resistance we just stay and master a benchmark we have already done and try again a few weeks later.
Curriculum and Book list for the 2019/2020 school year
***** COMING COON******
- September 2019 Fever 1793 580 Lexile /The Cay-Theodore Taylor 860 Lexile/Glory Be 680 Lexile
- October 2019 Bud, Not Buddy-Christopher Paul Curtis 950 Lex
- November 2019 Number the Stars-Lois Lowry
- December 2019 The Whipping Boy-Sid Fleischman
- January 2020 Island of the Blue Dolphins-Scott O’dell
- February 2020 Maniac Magee-Jerry Spinelli 820 Lexile /
- March 2020Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick Lexile 830
- April 2020 The Watsons go to Birmingham 920 Lex
- May 2020 The Phantom Tollbooth -Norton Juster 1000
We are so excited to announce that as of today July 20, 2019 we WILL be holding a 7/8 grade combo class.
Please note: Pay for the 7/8 grade works different then our elementary program And Wednesday is NOT optional for the 7/8 grade.
Class is Tuesday and Thursday from 9-2:30 and Wednesday 9-12 (always off the first wednesday off the month) Wednesday is Small Group Study Lab and important to the success of the students.