As summer 2020 is just around the corner, I'd like to introduce you all to a NEW ONLINE CLASS that I'll be opening at NWCS: Elementary Science Exploration!
This course is targeted towards students in grades 3-5, but 2nd graders who are motivated to learn are also invited!
The course will formatted similar to the Online Spring Semester English Language Arts 2-3 class. There will be both a Zoom video meeting and online work component. Fun projects and activities will also be implemented. I've attached a detailed course outline that includes the schedule and list of topics taught at the bottom of this email. You can also access it here: https://www.mrhansondai.com/science-exploration
TO SIGN UP, visit NWCS's Summer Program Registration Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XDNv1QhdX4gRsavmZ1WsckP-JSO3y52riVC-Tf5_1Fc
For general information, please see below:
NWCS Elementary Science Exploration Summer Course
Time: Mondays & Thursdays (July 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30)
Number of Sessions: 8, 1.5 hours each time with break (1:00pm - 2:30pm)
Unit 1: Life Science (Biology and Botany)
Unit 2: Earth and Space Science (Astronomy and Environmental Science)
Unit 3: Physical Science (Chemistry and Physics)
Unit 4: Principles of Flight (Aerospace)
As you can see, we will be working through 4 organized units. The purpose of each organized unit is to provide a survey to the broader, more advanced, subject(s) in parentheses.
I will also be teaching 3 other online classes at NWCS this summer:
1. Pre Algebra (Grades 4-6) - Academic Summer Course: https://www.mrhansondai.com/pre-algebra
2. English Language Arts 2-3 (Grades 2-3) - Academic Summer Course: https://www.mrhansondai.com/english-language-arts-2-3
3. Gifted Exploration (Grades K-2) - Day Camp Extra Curriculum: https://www.mrhansondai.com/gifted-exploration
For more detailed information regarding these classes, please visit NWCS's summer program course descriptions on their main website: http://www.nwchinese.org/newSite/summer-academic-courses
To register for any of the above classes, including the Elementary Science Exploration class, please visit NWCS's google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1XDNv1QhdX4gRsavmZ1WsckP-JSO3y52riVC-Tf5_1Fc
Please note that the Gifted Exploration class is under Summer Day Camps Extra Curriculum on the NWCS Summer Program section of their website.
If you have any questions about my summer program classes, please feel free to let me know! I am more than happy to help!
I sincerely look forward to seeing your student or another one of your students in my class(es) this summer!
I will be opening a NEW class at NWCS this summer! The name of the class is... Elementary Science Exploration. See the course plan below. You can also attend NWCS's upcoming Math and Science Program Zoom Information Meeting on 5/20/2020. Details on that can be found in NWCS's weekly school emails.
On May 20th, 2020, the NWCS Summer Math Program Teachers hosted a Zoom Information session regarding the course offerings for this year. In case you weren't able to attend, here were the slides on my Pre-Algebra class:
Good evening all,
Please read the following email to its entirety as it contains critical information for you and your student to know! Thank you!
Unit 4 Online Test
Thank you for attending class today. Today, we wrapped up Unit 4: Vocabulary and Usage, which is the largest unit of the spring semester. Tonight would be the perfect time to take the Unit 4 Online Test in TeacherEase since we are moving into more application based topics starting tomorrow! Hopefully your student has learned a good amount by now since a bulk of this class's curriculum lies in Units 1-4. Units 5 and 6 are usually optional, but we are doing them this year since we have time!
Unit 5 Plan
Tomorrow, we will be working on Unit 5: Writing. Several students have already been turning in the pages for that unit, which is great! When we do Unit 5 in class starting tomorrow, I will be doing something called "Writer's Workshop." This is when I teach how to write, students practice writing, then students present their writing to the class. The next two classes will be in this format. Tomorrow will be a practice round and then next Saturday will be an official graded one. You will notice that there are assignments in TeacherEase with the name Writer's Workshop in them. Do not worry about them. We will be doing those assignments in the next two classes so it is not homework.
If I have time tomorrow, I will also be going over the synonyms/antonyms portion of the Mid-Term Exam.
There is a Unit 5 Assessment in TeacherEase, so be sure to take it when your student is ready!
Unit 6 Plan
I originally proposed for us not to do Unit 6: Research Skills this semester, but given us being very well on schedule, we will be doing it. Unit 6 will take up the last two classes of the semester.
There is a Unit 6 Assessment in TeacherEase, so be sure to take it when your student is ready!
Given the circumstances of a majority of students already meeting the 60% passing threshold in TeacherEase, I felt that it was necessary to add a few more essential assignments and assessments like the ones discussed above. I will also be adding more assignments in the next few days, so please keep an eye out for those. This will raise the total amount of points in this class, therefore decreasing student grades, but as long as your student is staying engaged, the assignments I add will have little to no impact to their current standing in the end or higher. I will make sure of it. I currently do not know how many points total this class will have in the end, but I suspect around 700-800 instead of the original 500.
I am also thinking about the possibility of adding a final online test that covers all units taught in this school year, which is 6 units total. It would be a comprehensive test that has questions about all units. I am planning on roughy 50 questions. This would be a good indicator for how much students learned in this school year instead of just one unit or one term. Let me know if you have any objections to this idea.
Classes 11-14 Plan Summary
Classes 11 & 12: Writer's Workshop
Classes 13 & 14: Unit 6: Research Skills
Enjoy the sunshine and see you all tomorrow! Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there!