Galloping the Globe

Galloping the Globe will make geography come alive for K-3rd graders!  Students will be introduced to the seven continents and a few of the countries within each continent.  Along with studying geography, the students will be introduced to various historical figures, holidays, literature, animals, plants, holidays, games, crafts and other topics that are associated with the countries.  Each week a different country will be studied by reading timeless classics to modern stories and by looking at maps, and occasional videos from the selected countries.  Each week, the students will work on mapping activities; such as, plotting the capital, locating major cities, mountain ranges, rivers, oceans, and other landforms.  Students will also sample foods from each of the continents:  Israeli salad, eggrolls, coconut rice, European chocolates, and much more!

This class will be a wonderful introduction to world geography and will provide an opportunity to appreciate our great big world and all of the varied cultures and people in it.   The many hands-on activities will appeal to our young learners. Each class will begin with puzzles, games, and books for students to enjoy.  They will have an opportunity to learn through play and socialization in order to be able to focus during the lesson.  Little learners are not expected to sit at a table for the hour and a half class period.  They are given plenty of time for movement and play which enhances their ability to learn.

Students are not expected to know how to read or write in this class.  Older students will be given leadership opportunities in the class in order to help the younger kids

Homework requirements:  None

 Time: 10:45-12:15
Grades: K-3
Class Fee: $325
Supply fee: $85
Tutor: Monica Larson

Our plan is to meet in person as soon as it is feasible.  We may begin or cancel classroom meetings at any point during the school year as the COVID-19 situation changes.  Our goal is to keep your family safe during this unprecedented time. As a teacher of K-3 students, I feel that online classes are not feasible.  I will reimburse for classes that are not meeting in person due to COVID-19.