Cobble Hill Elementary Microschool

Grades:
3rd Grade
Brooklyn, NY
Outdoor space
Textbooks included
Parking

Mission & Vision Statement

Learn, play, grow! In this full-time pod, Heather will create a compelling, hands-on curriculum that meets and exceeds Department of Education standards. Material is individualized to each student in the pod while we work toward common academic, social, and emotional health goals.

About the space

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

Curriculum

ELA
Using an interactive guided-level-reading approach, I create a love of reading in children while bolstering decoding and comprehension skills through a series of book club projects. With a solid foundation in the Wilson FUNdations program, I focus on instilling strong encoding (phonics and spelling patterns) skills in young children, then progress through vocabulary building and dictionary work. I love the Teachers College Writers Workshop approach which allows children the freedom to find their own inspiration within topical areas of writing such as personal narratives, fiction, biography, poetry, and journalism. Through each project, children learn to brainstorm, plan, draft, edit and publish their work.

Using an interactive guided-level-reading approach, I create a love of reading in children while bolstering decoding and comprehension skills through a series of book club projects. With a solid foundation in the Wilson FUNdations program, I focus on instilling strong encoding (phonics and spelling patterns) skills in young children, then progress through vocabulary building and dictionary work. I love the Teachers College Writers Workshop approach which allows children the freedom to find their own inspiration within topical areas of writing such as personal narratives, fiction, biography, poetry, and journalism. Through each project, children learn to brainstorm, plan, draft, edit and publish their work.

Social studies
U.S. History, World Cultures, and learning about our state. Immersive Field Trips.

We will study U.S. History, World Cultures, and learn more about our state.

Math
I like to combine a traditional math program such as Eureka math (used by most DOE lower schools) with hands-on mathematical games, activities, and applications such as logic problems, card and dice games, and building projects. This gives children a strong foundation in how they relate to and play with numbers while building confidence in concrete algorithms for problem solving

I like to combine a traditional math program such as Eureka math (used by most DOE lower schools) with hands-on mathematical games, activities, and applications such as logic problems, card and dice games, and building projects. This gives children a strong foundation in how they relate to and play with numbers while building confidence in concrete algorithms for problem solving

Science
One of my favorite parts of the school day is afternoon Makers Lab where I can tailor hands-on experiences to children’s areas of interest through science, art, and engineering projects. I believe outdoor recess is as integral and important to the school day as classwork. A child’s work is play and when they play they learn how to co-exist. .

One of my favorite parts of the school day is afternoon Makers Lab where I can tailor hands-on experiences to children’s areas of interest through science, art, and engineering projects. I believe outdoor recess is as integral and important to the school day as classwork. A child’s work is play and when they play they learn how to co-exist. .

Location

Schedule

8:30 - 9:00
Arrival and Morning Greeting.
9:00 - 9:30
Morning Meeting.
9:30 - 10:00
Humanities Block.
10:00 - 10:30
Humanities Block continued.
10:30 - 11:00
Wiggle Break and Snack (outside whenever possible).
11:00 - 11:30
Math Block
11:30 - 12:00
Math Block continued.
12:00 - 12:30
Recess and Lunch.
12:30 - 1:00
Science.
1:00 - 1:30
Project Based Learning. 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

Cobble Hill Elementary Microschool

Grades:
3rd Grade
Brooklyn, NY
Outdoor space
Textbooks included
Parking
Teacher
Heather
S.
Art
Hands On
Science
Reading
Project-based Learning
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About
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I love working with children and their families to individualize and maximize each child’s learning potential. In addition to earning a masters degree in Philosophy of Education from Indiana University, I have been a classroom teacher in Japanese public schools, a private school teacher in Brooklyn, a tutor, and the creative director of a public school K - 5th grade after school program for 400 children. In addition, I have successfully navigated my own children through the NYC public school system. This wealth of experiences enables me to bring a well-rounded, whole-child approach into a classroom of any size.

Teaching philosophy
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I believe children learn by doing. As a proponent of experiential education (envisioned by John Dewey and Maria Montessori), I begin teaching with a clear goal in mind, then work backward, creating a step-by-step plan to engage each child’s unique learning style while leaving room for children to discover and create along the way as they progress. I place great importance on the child’s social and emotional health to create a learning environment where students grow academically as they become more self-aware and compassionate human beings.

$
1700
/ Month
Seats left at this price
2
Application deadline
May 15, 2021

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