S3: Skies Summer School For Grades 2-5

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Advanced Online Instruction in Math and Writing

Keep Your Kids Safe and Busy With More Instruction

Recommended by Caltech’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach

We offer more instruction. Our summer school offers live, synchronous, interactive instruction from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm daily. During that time, your child will be in a virtual classroom, socializing with other students, and receiving instruction from our dedicated teachers.

There will be two instructors for a class of 20 students, ensuring your child gets the attention and support they need throughout the day.

Classes run from June 14 to July 23, and meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. A typical daily schedule:

8:00 to 8:30 amShow and Tell
8:30 to 10 amMath block
10 to 10:30 amRecess break
10:30 to noonLiterature / Science / History block
Noon to 1 pmLunch break
1 to 2:30 pmWriting block

With all the instruction we offer, your child will be fully engaged and learning all day!

Advanced Elementary Instruction

We’re serious about education. Working with over 80 elementary schools, we’ve observed two gaps in almost every child’s knowledge:

  • how numbers and variables work together in expressions and equations — the language of mathematics;
  • how to write complex sentences — critical for writing paragraphs and essays.

When these gaps aren’t closed, students fail. 1/3 of high school students fail Algebra, and 3/4 of high school students can’t write with any proficiency.

These skills are hard to learn later, but easy to learn early.

Your child will want to do amazing things in the future. Our 6 week program goes well beyond what regular school offers, with advanced lessons in Algebra and Writing, as applied to Literature, Science, and History.

The Skills and Knowledge Your Child Needs to Change the World

Math, Writing, Literature, Science, and History Topics for Grades 2-3

MathHumanitiesWriting
1Introduction To ExpressionsNative American Stories: Thun-Tsay and Cohn-NahSentences and Fragments
1ParenthesesNative American Stories: The Boy Who Was Called Thick HeadUnscrambling Sentences and Fixing Fragments
1Multiplication and DivisionNative American Stories: The Origin of StoriesStatements, Questions, Commands, and Exclamations
2Words to ExpressionsProject: Story WritingWriting Stories with a Computer Helper
2Word Problems to Expressions: Addition and SubtractionLife Science: Chicken and Mouse Eggs IRun-on Sentences
2Word Problems to Expressions: Multiplication and DivisionLife Science: Chicken and Mouse Eggs IICoordinating Conjunctions: But, Because, So
3Positive and Negative NumbersLife Science: Flowers, Fruits, and Bees ICoordinating Conjunctions: But, Because, So
3Positive and Negative NumbersLife Science: Flowers, Fruits, and Bees IISubordinating Conjunctions: Before/After, If, When, Even Though/Although
3Rearranging ExpressionsLife Science: Life Cycle of a Virus ISubordinating Conjunctions: Since, While, Unless, Whenever
4Simplifying Expressions with VariablesLife Science: Life Cycle of a Virus IIAppositives
4Adding Variables to ThemselvesProject: Biomes Around the WorldDesigning a Park Combined With a Research Area
4Multiplying Numbers InFighting for a Cause: The Trail of Tears IAppositives
5FactoringFighting for a Cause: The Trail of Tears IICombining Sentences Using Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
5Solving EquationsFighting for a Cause: The Voting Rights Act ICombining Sentences Using Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
5Moving Variables AroundFighting for a Cause: The Voting Rights Act IICombining Sentences Using Two and Three Conjunctions
6Multiplying and Dividing EquationsFighting for a Cause: The Delano Grape Strike ICombining Sentences Using Two and Three Conjunctions
6Word Problems With EquationsFighting for a Cause: The Delano Grape Strike IIExpanding Kernel Sentences
6Word Problems With EquationsProject: DebatePathos, Ethos, and Logos

Math, Writing, Literature, Science, and History Topics for Grades 4-5

MathHumanitiesWriting
1Introduction To ExpressionsSpanish Stories: The Water of LifeSentences and Fragments
1ParenthesesSpanish Stories: The Girl FishUnscrambling Sentences and Fixing Fragments
1Multiplication and DivisionNative American Stories: Géha Aids A Deserted BoyStatements, Questions, Commands, and Exclamations
2Words to ExpressionsProject: Story WritingWriting Stories Collaboratively
2Word Problems to Expressions: Addition and SubtractionEarth and Space Science: Patterns in the Sky IRun-on Sentences
2Word Problems to Expressions: Multiplication and DivisionEarth and Space Science: Patterns in the Sky IICoordinating Conjunctions: But, Because, So
3Positive and Negative NumbersEarth and Space Science: Gravity and Orbits ICoordinating Conjunctions: But, Because, So
3Positive and Negative NumbersEarth and Space Science: Gravity and Orbits IISubordinating Conjunctions: Before/After, If, When, Even Though/Although
3Rearranging ExpressionsEarth and Space Science: Escaping the Earth ISubordinating Conjunctions: Since, While, Unless, Whenever
4Simplifying Expressions with VariablesEarth and Space Science: Escaping the Earth IIAppositives
4Adding Variables to ThemselvesProject: Journey to MarsOvercoming Obstacles as a Multidisciplinary Team
4Multiplying Numbers InHeros and Villians: Christopher Columbus IAppositives
5FactoringHeros and Villians: Christopher Columbus IICombining Sentences Using Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
5Solving EquationsHeros and Villians: Robert E. Lee ICombining Sentences Using Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions
5Moving Variables AroundHeros and Villians: Robert E. Lee IICombining Sentences Using Two and Three Conjunctions
6Multiplying and Dividing EquationsHeros and Villians: Ronald Reagan ICombining Sentences Using Two and Three Conjunctions
6Word Problems With EquationsHeros and Villians: Ronald Reagan IIExpanding Kernel Sentences
6Word Problems With EquationsProject: DebatePathos, Ethos, and Logos

Fun, Social, and Supportive

Our SKIES technology brings a social element to remote teaching. It’s interactive, media-rich, and contains so many ways to communicate.

Instruction is engaging. We explain through live text, live drawings, and live video. After each segment, students submit work, and we grade it and provide feedback within minutes. This deliberate practice has a powerful effect — students improve, and quickly.

Students can work independently, in groups with their friends, or in small groups with the instructor. The social and supportive atmosphere will keep your child motivated and learning.

Parents and Students Loved S3 Last Summer

Who are you?

Our company was started by two Caltech graduates, Julius and James. During the school year, our team works with schools in Los Angeles to improve student achievement through technology and teacher training.

Tuition

Tuition is $1,500. Flexible payment plans are available. We offer a 50% discount to children of teachers or principals.

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