Primary Learning for 2019-2020
Please Note: Class and Supply Fees listed cover both Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 from August 2019 to May 2020. This class meets for 50 minutes at a time for 28 weeks throughout the year. Please see our dates & schedules.
Course Syllabus: To download & view the course syllabus go to the class registration page and click on the name of the class to expand the information and click "view course syllabus".
Secure Forum: All MHS classes have a secure interactive forum to communicate with tutors, parents and classmates. Tutors will use this platform to communicate about classwork and assignments.
Parents and students access the forum by signing into the website using the username(s) & password(s) created on the membership form and clicking on "forum".
Assignments: For core subject classes including Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies and Foreign Language the minimum amount of homework/extension work/project homework assigned on our interactive course forums is as follows:
- Pre-K through 5th Grade: 1 - 2 hours per week
- 6th though 8th Grade: 2 - 3 hours per week
- 8th through 12th Grade: 3 - 4 hours per week
Primary Learning: Discovering the World from A to Z
This is a complete Pre-K/Kindergarten curriculum that includes not only a beginning-to-read program but all other areas of study appropriate for the young child beginning school. Fun and simple science, math, social studies, literature and art activities are integrated into the 26 thematic units that correspond to each letter of the alphabet. For example, when the children learn the letter s, they may study about the sun, construct a sundial, paint a sun, and read a children's story with a sunny theme.
Students will learn letter recognition, letter sounds, and writing while having fun exploring the natural world around us. They will investigate wonders of the world such as the sun, the moon, rocks, elephants, and butterflies through art, children's books, science experiments and hands on activities. Intro to reading is taught using a highly successful multi-sensory phonics approach as well as the introduction of quality children's literature.
By the end of the year, students are reading simple short sentences and stories. This will prepare them for the next course, Fun with Beginner Reading where they become an independent reader who is able to read more complex words, sentences and stories.
Class Fee: $250
Supply Fee: $50