Bethesda/Chevy Chase Microschool

Grades:
3rd - 5th
Bethesda, MD
Outdoor space
Textbooks included
Parking

Mission & Vision Statement

Every student has unique needs, strengths and areas of development. The purpose of a microschool is to provide each student with precisely what they need to be successful. At my microschool, instruction is targeted specifically for each student. We take advantage of the small class size to do the basics quickly and have plenty of time for project based learning, inquiry and experiential learning.

About the space

The school takes places in a family home. Visits are available upon request.

Curriculum

ELA
Journaling and Writers Workshop, Basal Reading Programs such as Wonders and Treasures. Fontas and Pinnell, Novels and Literature Groups

I have delivered English Language Arts, Math and Content curriculums generated by the state as well as generated my own curriculums over the years based on a school developed framework. Here are some of the curriculums I have drawn from in different subject areas. This includes curriculum such as journaling and Writers Workshop, Basal Reading Programs such as Wonders and Treasures, Fontas and Pinnell, and Novels and Literature Groups.

Social studies
Immersive Field Trips. U.S. History Texts, World Cultures Texts, Learning about our state.

I teach in a cross curricular fashion which often combines elements of science and social studies as we dig more into our state and United States history. This includes immersive field trips, U.S. History Texts, World Cultures Texts, and learning about our state.

Math
The math program is rooted in problem solving, with a focus on real life application, and a conceptual based approach that builds on concrete number sense before it evolves into abstract skills. This includes curriculum such as IXL, Eureka Math, and Beast Academy.

The math program is rooted in problem solving, with a focus on real life application, and a conceptual based approach that builds on concrete number sense before it evolves into abstract skills. This includes curriculum such as IXL, Eureka Math, and Beast Academy.

Science
The science program is rooted in hands-on activities and student inquiry which ties into cross-curricular areas such as social studies and informational reading. This includes curriculum such as Mystery Science, National Science Standards, and Environmental Science Framework.

The science program is rooted in hands-on activities and student inquiry which ties into cross-curricular areas such as social studies and informational reading. This includes curriculum such as Mystery Science, National Science Standards, and Environmental Science Framework.

Location

Schedule

8:30 - 9:00
Morning Stretch, workout, mindful breathing, circle time and journaling.
9:00 - 9:30
English Language Arts (ELA).
9:30 - 10:00
ELA continued
10:00 - 10:30
Rotating content--science, social studies, and health
10:30 - 11:00
Rotating content continued
11:00 - 11:30
Lunch & Recess
11:30 - 12:00
Math
12:00 - 12:30
Math continued
12:30 - 1:00
Specials, including art and music
1:00 - 1:30
Specials continued. Dismissal

Calendar

You can adjust the calendar with your teacher to meet your needs.
August 31st
First day of school
September 3rd - 6th
Labor Day
November 11th
Veteran's Day
November 22nd - 23rd
No school; conferences
November 24th - 26th
Thanksgiving
December 23rd - 31st
Winter break
February 22nd - 25th
February break
April 14th - 22nd
April break
May 26th - 27th
No school; conferences
May 30th
Memorial Day
June 10th
Last day of school
August 31st
First day of school
September 6th
Labor day
September 7th
Yom Kippur
October 11th
Columbus Day
November 24th - 26th
Thanksgiving
December 23rd - January 5th
Winter break
January 17th
Martin Luther King Jr. day
February 14th - 18th
February break
March 28th - April 1st
Spring break
April 20th
Easter
May 30th
Memorial day
June 10th
Last day of school

Bethesda/Chevy Chase Microschool

Grades:
3rd - 5th
Bethesda, MD
Outdoor space
Textbooks included
Parking
Teacher
Royce
J.
Math
Project-based Learning
Literacy
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About
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I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Business Management. I began a career in hospitality at Marriott but found that I enjoyed the teaching and training aspect of the job the most.  As a result, in 2010, I went back to school to earn my Masters Degree in Elementary Education at UMBCs. My teaching experience includes 2nd, 4th, 5th, and middle school grades in a Catholic, public, and microschool system.

Teaching philosophy
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Every student has unique needs, strengths and areas of development. The purpose of a microschool is to provide each student with precisely what they need to be successful. At my microschool, instruction is targeted specifically for each student. We take advantage of the small class size to do the basics quickly and have plenty of time for project based learning, inquiry and experiential learning.

My philosophy is to model the skills that will help students academically, socially, and emotionally as they grow into hard working and self-motivated learners.

$
1600
/ Month
Seats left at this price
2
Application deadline
May 15, 2021

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