NEW: Florida Virtual Hybrid for K-5

  • Online Lessons with a workbook packet sent from BWA
  • Online subjects: math, language arts, science and social studies
  • Must register for 2-4 subjects 
  • Can take all core subjects in Florida Virtual OR can combine 2 Florida courses with 2 choice texts or another online program

Mystery Science

Summary:

Mystery Science provides video-based lessons, each of which is accompanied by a hands-on experiment or simulation.  It is available for one year in Early Elementary (usually grades K-2) and one year in Upper Elementary (usually grades 3-5). 

The videos and activity sheets are all provided.  Families will need to provide their own household supplies (items such as paper clips, scotch tape, vinegar or lemon juice, etc.) for some units.

Learn more at: https://mysteryscience.com 

Pros:

  • Material is presented in a very clear, engaging format
  • Every lesson includes both a short video and a hands-on experiment or simulation
  • If you have multiple elementary students in your home, they may be able to do the same level of Mystery Science together. 

Cons:

  • This curriculum provides an engaging inroduction to many science topics, but does not go into as much depth on any single topic as some curriculum options do.
  • Only provides enough materials for 2 days/week of Science

Get Oregonized

Summary

Get Oregonized is a history book for students in 4th or 5th grade that want to study Oregon’s history and regions.  Both the student book and Teacher’s Guide meet standards in social sciences for historical knowledge, geography, economics/finance, civics and government, mathematics, science and the arts.

Get Oregonized is divided into two sections: Oregon’s history and Oregon’s geographic regions. The history section highlights various Native American tribes and the arrival of white people to the region. Students learn about famous explorers including Lewis and Clark, pioneers on the Oregon Trail, and about Oregon life through the eyes and words of children their own age. Important historical pioneer figures are featured including Henderson Luelling, Tabitha Brown, Asahel Bush, Asa Mead Simpson and Abigail Scott Duniway.

The second half of the book explores the regions of the state. Students learn about Oregon’s diverse geography, geology, climate, economy and agriculture.