|Age Range||5 - 8|
|Start / End Dates||Meets every Thursday, 9/9 - 10/28 for 8 weeks at 12pm PST.|
|Class Size||2 - 5 Learners|
Which animal is the most prominent member of the dolphin family? Join STEAM Live – Mystery Animal for an 8-week session focused on environmental science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Students will apply addition to 20 strategies to solve for the mystery animals. Mystery animals serve as the focus for scientific research and discovery efforts. Students will refine reading and writing skills with non-fiction text and share information about what they have learned with each other during live online STEAM class. This STEAM live online course is great for the homeschooling family or anyone looking for additional tutoring support.
|Single Session||$30 Per Student|
|Single Session||$45 for 2 Siblings|
|Bundle: All 8 Sessions||$200 Per Student|
|Bundle: All 8 Sessions||$300 for 2 Siblings|
Are you looking to add environmental science to your homeschool curriculum? This STEAM mini-course involves a research and discovery phase about animals.
Each week, students will solve for the mystery animal! Students will have an opportunity to share information after some research and discovery.
STEAM Mystery Animal is one of the six sessions in the elementary level STEAM mini-course. Each session of the elementary level STEAM course meets once per week for 6 to 8 weeks. Each mini-course includes elementary math (Common Core State Standards), elementary English Language Arts (Common Core State Standards), and elementary science (Next Generation Science Standards). Each research and discovery application helps prepare students for college and career readiness.
I will provide access to course materials one week before the class meets with guided readings, materials list, instructions, suggestions for extra activities, and how to use the topics and material for hands-on learning experiences.
Students will strengthen their understanding of the standards covered in the course. I will record classes for anyone unable to attend a class.
These mini-courses provide a review of foundational math, reading, and writing skills in a fun & engaging manner.
Students will spend 1-2 hours per week, including live class time.
Week 1 – Mystery Animal #1
The focus this week will be on learning about one mystery animal. We will complete one mystery animal exercise during live instruction. This fun class includes a fun solve-the-mystery activity as we apply strategies for adding up to 20.
Weeks 2 through Week 8
In week two, students will continue to practice addition to 20 strategies while solving for mystery animals. Live instruction will provide differentiated instruction based on each student’s level of understanding for addition to 20, reading non-fiction, and writing complete sentences.
Each week, students will complete formative assessments.
Students should be able to recognize numbers, letters, letter sounds, and sight words. Students should also be able to count numbers 0 to 20.
- Students will gain an understanding of addition to 20 strategies.
- Students will learn about each mystery animal through research and discovery.
- Students will practice writing complete sentences based on non-fiction reading.
Families and learners are welcome to share any information about their individual learning preferences and needs, and the instructor will make accommodations that are helpful to the class.
I will list materials on the Teachable website. All materials are inexpensive, easy to obtain, and you will already have them at home in most cases.
Live sessions with a camera and microphone are most effective. Parents will need a Webex account (free).
Maria Jacob, M.P.P., is a Trinidad native currently adventuring in Washington state. Maria leans in with a whole child approach to educating and learning with children, youth, and families.
She holds a Master of Public Policy degree with a focus on environmental policy. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources for Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation. STEAM experiences continue to influence her pedagogy and approach to life. She believes there is a lot to be learned from nature.