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Our 3rd-6th grade students are immersed in fun and engaging learning experiences, not taxed with homework, lots of breaks, and a focus on learning the most important fundamentals of school and life.
3rd to 6th Grade
Imagine spending school days in the heart of Manistee National Forest! Nature study is just steps away from the school room door on our 10-acre, wooded campus. Just minutes away kids can see life in a river basin, and the National Forest system's only wildflower sanctuary, where one can find a small spring-fed lake and wetland area, a creek and riparian marshy areas, oak forest, pine plantations, and an early successional old farm site. The North Country National Scenic Trail that cuts across seven states is right nearby! We enjoy a quiet school day where kids find places to explore just out the door! And each week -- exploratory classes on Discovery Thursday for 3-6th Grade!
NOTE: Elementary Students participating in our Homeschool Discovery Thursday will take these classes at our Newaygo campus.
See our typical day below!
Morning Arrival, Flexible - 8:00 to 8:30 am
A flexible arrival time accommodates a family schedule. Arriving students turn in any work they completed at home, enjoy reading time, or just enjoy time with friends until school begins.
Morning Gathering - 8:30 to 8:45 am
Students assemble for an informal gathering and devotional to start the day.
POD 1 - Math
Break - 9:45-10:00
POD 2 - Language Arts
POD 3 - Bible
Lunch/Recess - 11:30 to 12:15 pm
POD 4 - Social Studies
POD 5 - P.E
Break/Recess - 1:30 to 1:45 pm
POD 6 - Science & Logical Thinking
Pod 7 - Language Arts Review + Art
Clean Up & Closing Assembly - 3:15 to 3:30 pm
During this end-of-day gathering, students will have the opportunity to narrate something they learned or discovered that day, a good opportunity to learn comfort speaking to others. Some days students may show project work or share reports or hobby work products. Other days there will be a fun review time or a short wind-up project or discussion. Students will also have rotating responsibilities to clean up the classroom before the end of the day. Students will then pack up for dismissal.
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