All of our classes are fast-paced fitness classes where games and active learning are the majority of the course. Credentialed teachers give direct instruction for 10% of the course, with 80% of class time reserved for playing games and physically moving to practice skills. 10% of each course is reserved for review of concepts from previous instruction.
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Pre-K and Kindergarten:
- Alphabet Exploration – learn to combine movement, creativity and processing skills to retain the names and sounds of the alphabet.
- Pre-K Reading – practice skills widely seen as a precursor to effective decoding- examples include: identifying patterns, rhyming, and breaking up words into parts.
- Pre-K Comprehension – dive into stories to see the reason behind reading- examples include: sequencing, determining the main idea, and retelling stories.
- Kinder Reading – start reading decodable stories and phrases, examples include: sight word identification, beginning vowel patterns, and simple sentence construction.
- Beginning Vowels – become familiar with short vowels with memorable activities, examples include: associate physical movements with vowel sounds, identify patterns in rhyming short vowel words, decode nonsense words using vowel rules and patterns.
- Long Vowels – train to identify basic long vowel patterns- examples include: acting out memorable pattern stories, telling similarly spelled short and long vowel words apart, spelling long vowel words.
- Tricky Vowels and Combos – grasp understanding of when vowels are tricky and how to group like-sounding words to expand reading vocabulary.
- Kinder Addition – use your whole body to understand addition concepts- examples include: using body parts to remember facts, racing to throw, spin and collect addends, figuring out the relationship between fact families.
- Kinder Math – explore calendar activities, measuring and comparing number quantities and order- examples include: real-life story-like problems to solve, using tools to estimate answers, group effort to solve word problems.
- Addition and Subtraction – study addition and subtraction basic facts, and beginning regrouping with focus on accuracy- examples include: timed activities to encourage automatic recall, hands-on participation to solve mysteries, counting backwards, forwards and by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
- Multiplication and Division – determine multiplication and division basic facts, multiple digit multiplication and beginning long division- examples include: identifying skip counting patterns, associate physical movements with basic facts, identify when to use addition, subtraction, multiplication or division- examples include: skip counting hand tricks, full body involvement in remembering facts, memorable stories that teach procedures.
Reading and Comprehension:
- Speed Reading – practice strategies to increase both speed and understanding of both fiction and nonfiction materials- examples include: using finger and card tracking, graphing progress, connecting speed in body movement to speed in reading.
- Reading Comprehension A – link decoding to reading for a purpose- examples include: solving mysteries in beginning decodable books, creating stories in an order that makes sense, identifying silly content that changes the story meaning.
- Reading Comprehension B – process paragraphs that have students follow steps to prove understanding- examples include: making a play restaurant where satisfying customers relies on understanding the “order” and “recipe,” retelling stories with a twist, asking relevant questions that convey understanding.
- Reading Comprehension C – synthesize text with multiple syllabic words- examples include: focus on fluency while restating underlying meaning, determining perspective and judging how that influences our understanding of what is presented, gaining ability to identify opinions and eliminate material that is irrelevant.