Animal Research 3-5

Teacher: Remus Thorsen
Grade(s): 3-5
Session(s): 3 weeks/ Session 1 or 2
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $300
Animals are fascinating and children love them. In this captivating research/writing class, students will investigate their favorite animals and write multi-paragraph essays about the creatures of highest interest to them. The instructor(s) will scaffold the student learning with research tools and writing guides to make the tasks accessible. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to create their own animal encyclopedia for keepsake. This popular class is perfect for computer savvy nine, ten, and eleven-year-old interested in delving deeper into the intriguing animal kingdom.
This class will take place both synchronously and asynchronously. The instructor(s) will utilize Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Zoom (most likely) to engage the students in their summer learning. The instructor(s) will offer edit/revision notes to students corresponding through these platforms.

We will meet on Zoom (or another acceptable virtual meeting platform) every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for 45-60 minutes of direct instruction. Then, the students will be divided into break out sessions, or complete individual tasks, for the remaining 30-45 minutes. The instructor(s) will be online monitoring and directly available for guidance for the entire 1.5 hours of class time.