The upper levels of elementary school, when students move beyond foundational lessons into more abstract learning, are crucial grades that set the stage for a student’s lifelong education. It’s in these grades that when teachers and parents work together, can help to instill and cement a love of learning within children.
At OHDELA, we’ve developed curriculum for grades 3-5 that not only prepares them for success in further schooling, but also prepares them for the future by teaching them basics in technology, time management and independent learning.
A Foundation for Lifelong Learning
An OHDELA student in third grade, fourth grade or fifth grade has an advantage that other Ohio students don’t – a personalized learning program.
Just like every Ohio elementary school, OHDELA is required to meet statewide education and curriculum standards. Our personalized learning philosophy enables children to move quickly through subjects if they understand them, or take extra time to master more difficult material.
Since OHDELA class content and teacher class recordings are available 24/7, students can spend extra time in evenings or on weekends to learn the more difficult material while still keeping up with the pace set by the teacher. Students who move more quickly do not have to wait for their peers as they can move ahead in class content.
From third grade through fifth grade, OHDELA students receive instruction in the following subjects:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Health and Physical Education
- Art and Music
Parents & Teachers, Working Together
The transition to upper elementary, grades 3-5, can be difficult. In third, fourth and fifth grades, students are introduced to more challenging testing and grading. At OHDELA, we understand this, which is why we’ve designed lessons and activities that set students up for success. To keep students engaged in learning, activities in grades 3-5 incorporate hands-on computer-based activities, journal work, worksheets and technology skills. Students also participate in class discussions and interactive online programs.
At the same time, for a child to truly achieve success at OHDELA, parents need to work closely with teachers to help their student. Online, virtual schooling is different from traditional schooling in many ways, and the need for high levels of parental involvement is one of them. At OHDELA, both the student and the parents are enrolling, because parents who choose to enroll their student or students in OHDELA will be taking an active role in their student’s education – not only as a role model, but as a learning coach.
In a very real sense, parents of third, fourth and fifth graders are their student’s at home learning coach, providing them with instruction and an environment that facilitates learning. In a typical week, parents should expect to be helping students throughout each day, ensuring that they login to self-directed class or live class, answering any questions their student may have, helping them transition to new subjects, and keeping them on task. Through it all, parents should stay in close communication with the student’s teacher, working together as a team to help educate their student.
Interested in learning more about OHDELA’s third, fourth and fifth grades? Get started with an OHDELA education today!