SUMMARY

4th – 6th grade

Frameworks offers the best of both worlds – classroom learning combined with home education! Frameworks is an upper elementary program (4th-6th) that builds learning skills, introduces the classroom setting, and provides academic accountability — while maintaining home instruction as the primary source of education. This program is for families who desire teacher-prepared lesson plans and an easy-to-follow weekly assignment schedule for Literature, Writing Instruction, History, and Science. Parents are responsible for educational oversight, and students are required to complete assigned weekly work.

Each grade-level classroom provides an engaging learning environment complete with hands-on science experiments, group project opportunities, and academic accountability. Most of all, Frameworks teachers encourage a love for our Creator, His people, His history, and His story in each student.

 

DETAILS

Are you looking for a program that:

  • Enables parents to partner with classroom teachers in the education of their student?
  • Provides academic accountability in core subject areas?
  • Gives students the opportunity to build relationships with teachers and peers?
  • Provides classroom structure, planned lessons, and assignments graded by teachers?
  • Offers preparation for the CCS middle school programs?

Frameworks Details

Is Frameworks right for you?:

Frameworks Classrooms

Classroom Teachers

Classroom-Home Partnership

Parent Partnership

Academic Options

  • Do you want to actively participate in your child’s education?
  • Would you and your student enjoy following teacher-assigned lessons and completing required school work?
  • Would your student benefit from classroom/home instruction and accountability?
  • Does your student’s behavior fit well in a structured classroom setting?
  • Is the primary parent-educator available to work with the student on home days?
  • Is your student at or above grade level?

If you need assistance in determining if Frameworks is right for you, please contact Program Director Gretchen Simmonds at gretchens@circlechristianschool.org

Frameworks classrooms are grade specific and self-contained. Our classroom teachers hold degrees in elementary education.

  • Hold degrees in elementary education
  • Have experience in public, private, and homeschool classrooms
  • Develop and provide lessons for home and school
  • Assign and grade work in subjects covered in the program
  • Assess required work as given on the Weekly Assignment Sheet (WAS)

In the Frameworks program, there is one class day and assigned school work that must be completed at home. Teachers guide class lessons and assign weekly assignments. Parents help their student navigate the Weekly Assignment Sheet and ensure that all work is completed by the student.

For core subjects not covered in Frameworks – Math, Bible, Grammar, and Spelling – parents select curriculum, teach their students, and report monthly grades in accordance with Circle policy.

Here’s how the Frameworks school week is organized:

  • One (1) Class Day – Students attend class, receive instruction, turn in assignments
  • Three (3) Home Education Days – Students are required to complete all Weekly Assignment Sheet (WAS) work as planned by their classroom teacher, plus complete work in other core subject areas
  • One (1) Unplanned School Day – Students are able to take additional Circle classes, continue to work on WAS assignments, complete work in other required core subjects, or enjoy family field trips
  • Enjoy the benefit of a classroom teacher teaching lessons and assigning required work
  • Receive a WAS (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 email and the eLC (e-Learning Campus)
  • Have access to an online gradebook to monitor their student’s progress

Parents may select Frameworks for core academics only. All textbooks, assignments, and activities are required. Teachers grade student work in subject areas covered. Frameworks grades are automatically linked to Circle’s monthly reporting system.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

CLASSROOM-HOME PARTNERSHIP

In the Frameworks program, there is one class day and assigned school work that must be completed at home. Teachers guide class lessons and assign weekly assignments. Parents help their student navigate the Weekly Assignment Sheet and ensure that all work is completed by the student.

For core subjects not covered in Frameworks – Math, Bible, Grammar, and Spelling – parents select curriculum, teach their students, and report monthly grades in accordance with Circle policy.

Here’s how the Frameworks school week is organized:

  • One (1) Class Day – Students attend class, receive instruction, turn in assignments
  • Three (3) Home Education Days – Students are required to complete all Weekly Assignment Sheet (WAS) work as planned by their classroom teacher, plus complete work in other core subject areas
  • One (1) Unplanned School Day – Students are able to take additional Circle classes, continue to work on WAS assignments, complete work in other required core subjects, or enjoy family field trips

FRAMEWORKS CLASSROOMS

Frameworks classrooms are grade specific and self contained. Our classroom teachers hold degrees in elementary education

ACADEMIC OPTIONS

Parents may select Frameworks for core academics only. All textbooks, assignments, and activities are required. Teachers grade student work in subject areas covered. Frameworks grades are automatically linked to Circle’s monthly reporting system.

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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Rebecca Madonna

4th Grade Teacher – Frameworks

Mrs. Rebecca Madonna is thrilled to be a part of the Frameworks team  as a fourth grade teacher.  She holds a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Florida State University and has enjoyed teaching preschool, substitute teaching, and homeschooling her three children for the past 7 years.  Having used the Frameworks program for many years, she looks forward to walking along and encouraging other families who might be new to this process.  

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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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