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Grades 6-8

Unique Considerations for Grades 6-8

Students in grades 6-8 are young adolescents experiencing developmental change and growing increasingly independent. Teachers will connect curricular content to students’ lived experiences in a way that allows them to explore their own identity, remain socially interactive and build community, while offering students choices and a voice in their learning experience. Students in these grades are also becoming increasingly independent in their use of technology, and while they may quickly adapt to new media and technology platforms, they should still be given proper guidance on use, and may need family or caregiver support in initial set-up. 

In grades 6-8, students generally learn in departmentalized content areas, and many elementary schools begin to offer elective scheduling for specials, such as arts, PE and other topics.  Schools will consider arranging the student’s remote learning schedule to allow adequate instructional minutes in each departmentalized content area at their school. Additionally, they will consider arranging the student’s remote learning schedule to afford middle grades students the same specials elective opportunity in remote learning.  

A Day in the Life of a Remote 6 - 8 Student

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

Time Activity

8:00-9:20

Morning Meeting
Literacy
Social Science
Brain Breaks
(Real Time)

9:20- 10:00

Literacy
Social Science
(Independent)

10:00-11:00

Art
(30 minutes real time, 30 minutes independent)

11:00-11:45

Lunch/Gross Motor Break

11:45- 12:25

Academic Enrichment
(Real Time)

12:25-12:45

Academic Enrichment
(Independent)

12:45-2:05

Math
Science
Brain Breaks
(Real Time)

2:05- 2:45


 

Math
Science
(Independent)