SUMMARY

4th – 6th grade

Classroom learning partners with home instruction! The best of both worlds come together to create an environment that allows students to learn as much about a classroom as they do about history. This program is for families who desire teacher prepared lesson plans and an easy to follow weekly homework schedule for literature, writing, science, and history. Each self-contained classroom provides an engaging learning environment complete with messy science experiments, group project opportunities and academic accountability. Most of all, these classrooms build a love for our Creator, His people, His story, and His gifts.

DETAILS

Are you looking for a program that:

  • offers easy-to-follow, teacher-prepared lesson plans?
  • introduces students to an accountability system with a classroom teacher?
  • develops and strengthens relationships within a self-contained classroom?
  • provides formal writing instruction?

 

Frameworks Details

Subjects we cover in the program:

Subjects you add in home studies:

Classroom teachers:

Parents:

Students:

Your Week:

This program is great for:

Additional:

  • Writing Instruction with light grammar
  • Literature with vocabulary
  • Science | History

Math | Bible | Grammar | Spelling

  • Hold degrees in elementary education
  • Have experience in public, private, and homeschool classrooms
  • Develop and provide lessons for home and school
  • Assess student’s work and progress
  • Enjoy the benefit of a teacher Partner
  • Receive a W .A.S. (Weekly Assignment Sheet) that contains 3 days of assignments to be completed at home and returned to the classroom teacher
  • Receive weekly classroom updates via e-mail and the eLC (e-Learning Campus)
  • Have access to an on-line grade book
  • Benefit from small class sizes
  • Enjoy multiple subjects with one classroom teacher
  • Develop peer relationships
  • Strengthen presentation skills, study habits, and academic accountability
  • Use the eLC (e-Learning Campus) to enrich their home studies and assignments
  • Day 1 – Students attend class
  • Days 2, 3 & 4 – Students complete W .A.S. assignments at home
  • Day 5 – Parents extend, reinforce, and supplement as needed
  • Students exiting public or private schools
  • Students that plan to attend middle school classes at Circle
  • Parents that would like easy-to-follow, teacher-prepared lesson plans
  • Parents and students that would like to develop relationships with amazing classroom teachers and peers

In order to prevent disorganization and frustration, for both parents and students, we recommend that students are either at or above grade level.

Subjects covered in the program:

  • Writing Instruction with light grammar
  • Literature with vocabulary
  • Science | History

Add these subjects to your home studies:
Math | Bible | Grammar | Spelling


Classroom teachers:

  • Hold degrees in elementary education
  • Have experience in public, private, and homeschool classrooms
  • Develop and provide lessons for home and school
  • Assess student’s work and progress

Parents:

  • Enjoy the benefit of a teacher Partner
  • Receive a W .A.S. (Weekly Assignment Sheet) that contains 3 days of assignments to be completed at home and returned to the classroom teacher
  • Receive weekly classroom updates via e-mail and the eLC (e-Learning Campus)
  • Have access to an on-line grade book

Students:

  • Benefit from small class sizes
  • Enjoy multiple subjects with one classroom teacher
  • Develop peer relationships
  • Strengthen presentation skills, study habits, and academic accountability
  • Use the eLC (e-Learning Campus) to enrich their home studies and assignments

Your Week:

  • Day 1 – Students attend class
  • Days 2, 3 & 4 – Students complete W .A.S. assignments at home
  • Day 5 – Parents extend, reinforce, and supplement as needed

This program is great for:

  • Students exiting public or private schools
  • Students that plan to attend middle school classes at Circle
  • Parents that would like easy-to-follow, teacher-prepared lesson plans
  • Parents and students that would like to develop relationships with amazing classroom teachers and peers

Additional:
In order to prevent disorganization and frustration, for both parents and students, we recommend that students are either at or above grade level.

OVERVIEW

CLASSROOM-HOME INTEGRATION

We aim to launch learning in the classroom so that it can be connected and expanded at home in the areas of language arts, science, social studies, Bible, and art as inspired by our books. Our grade-specific Home Lesson Plans (HLPs) provide a learning guide for each book, including project ideas, discussion questions, resource hyperlinks, and assignments from classroom teachers.

In the classroom, Explorations students experience group learning activities, themed unit studies, and hands-on action! Our excellent teachers create engaging learning environments and take students on weekly book adventures. Through the HLP, classroom teachers also provide assignments to complete at home and opportunities for students to present what they are learning in class. Each grade level enjoys the delights of learning in a self-contained classroom with a dedicated teacher. We offer Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, or 3rd grade classes. [Note: Grade-level divisions may vary depending on student enrollment.]

At home, we invite parents to use our Explorations resources to guide the early elementary years of their children. For each book, parents receive custom-designed, grade-level Home Lesson Plans, which provide subject-by-subject, hyperlinked lessons for each grade. See grade overviews for specific information about what the Explorations program covers (and what it does not).

Through this close connection between classroom and home learning environments, we give students the opportunity to develop communication skills, sharpen critical thinking, and make connections to the world around them.

CLASSROOM-HOME INTEGRATION

We aim to launch learning in the classroom so that it can be connected and expanded at home in the areas of language arts, science, social studies, Bible, and art as inspired by our books. Our grade-specific Home Lesson Plans (HLPs) provide a learning guide for each book, including project ideas, discussion questions, resource hyperlinks, and assignments from classroom teachers.

In the classroom, Explorations students experience group learning activities, themed unit studies, and hands-on action! Our excellent teachers create engaging learning environments and take students on weekly book adventures. Through the HLP, classroom teachers also provide assignments to complete at home and opportunities for students to present what they are learning in class. Each grade level enjoys the delights of learning in a self-contained classroom with a dedicated teacher. We offer Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, or 3rd grade classes. [Note: Grade-level divisions may vary depending on student enrollment.]

At home, we invite parents to use our Explorations resources to guide the early elementary years of their children. For each book, parents receive custom-designed, grade-level Home Lesson Plans, which provide subject-by-subject, hyperlinked lessons for each grade. See grade overviews for specific information about what the Explorations program covers (and what it does not).

Through this close connection between classroom and home learning environments, we give students the opportunity to develop communication skills, sharpen critical thinking, and make connections to the world around them.

CLASSROOM-HOME INTEGRATION

We aim to launch learning in the classroom so that it can be connected and expanded at home in the areas of language arts, science, social studies, Bible, and art as inspired by our books. Our grade-specific Home Lesson Plans (HLPs) provide a learning guide for each book, including project ideas, discussion questions, resource hyperlinks, and assignments from classroom teachers.

In the classroom, Explorations students experience group learning activities, themed unit studies, and hands-on action! Our excellent teachers create engaging learning environments and take students on weekly book adventures. Through the HLP, classroom teachers also provide assignments to complete at home and opportunities for students to present what they are learning in class. Each grade level enjoys the delights of learning in a self-contained classroom with a dedicated teacher. We offer Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, or 3rd grade classes. [Note: Grade-level divisions may vary depending on student enrollment.]

At home, we invite parents to use our Explorations resources to guide the early elementary years of their children. For each book, parents receive custom-designed, grade-level Home Lesson Plans, which provide subject-by-subject, hyperlinked lessons for each grade. See grade overviews for specific information about what the Explorations program covers (and what it does not).

Through this close connection between classroom and home learning environments, we give students the opportunity to develop communication skills, sharpen critical thinking, and make connections to the world around them.

FRAMEWORKS CLASSROOM TEACHERS & STAFF

Amy Smith

4th Grade Teacher – Frameworks

Mrs. Amy Smith is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Varying Exceptionalities. Along with 9 years of public and private school experience, she also spent two years teaching VPK at Northland Early Learning Center. This is Mrs. Smith’s 2nd year teaching Frameworks 4. She is passionate about the Frameworks program and how it impacts her students and their future success.

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Tracy Wise

4th Grade Teacher – Frameworks

Mrs. Wise received a degree in Education at the University of Virginia where she competed on a tennis scholarship. She has a variety of teaching experiences as well as twenty years of missionary work in Papua New Guinea. She is state certified in grades K-6 and has specialized training to assist students that have learning challenges. Mrs. Wise enjoys teaching and interacting with students.  Her desire is to instill in them both a love for learning as well as a love for the Lord.

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Tina Seiple

5th Grade Teacher – Frameworks

Tina Seiple attended the University of Central Florida where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. In addition to homeschooling her two sons, she has ten years of teaching experience in both public and private school settings. Her family has been part of Circle Christian School since 2009. She enjoys working with Circle students and families in the Frameworks program where she has been teaching for four years.

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Annalisa Smith

5th Grade Teacher – Frameworks

Annalisa grew up in Ohio as the oldest of four homeschooled children. After completing her B.S. in Elementary Education with a Music minor from Grace College in Indiana, she moved overseas. She thoroughly enjoyed 11 years of working in Christian international schools as a fifth grade teacher and homeschool consultant. She has called S. Korea, Thailand, and Cambodia home. Married just this past January, Annalisa looks forward to creating a lively and joyful learning environment for her class this year – her first year at Circle, and her first year as Mrs. Smith!

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Gretchen Simmonds

6th Grade Teacher – Frameworks – Team Lead

Gretchen Simmonds holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida. She also holds a Florida Teaching Certificate for Elementary Education K-6. Along with homeschooling, Gretchen has been teaching in the public and private fields for the last twenty-two years and joined the CCS faculty as a HOUSE and Frameworks teacher six years ago.

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Kelly Colangelo

6th Grade Teacher – Frameworks

Kelly Colangelo grew up in Rochester, NY and received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Roberts Wesleyan College. In 2004, she and her husband, Scott, moved to Central Florida where she taught fifth grade in the public school system for 8 years. Kelly also has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Stetson University. Kelly and Scott have two children, Colby and Piper. She is excited to be part of Circle Christian School and share her love of learning with Circle families!

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