Sample Student “Day in the Life at Pensar Academy”

Time

7:30-8:00am

Campus Opened/Breakfast

Pensar Academy (PA) provides a free breakfast to attending students.

8:00-8:20

Student Advisory

Student participates in a lesson on the social skill of the day “Teamwork” and listens to daily announcements with his/her pack (school family).

8:20-8:25

Transition

Student walks to classroom in orderly line with other students.

8:25-9:25

English Language Arts

Student masters the daily objective through direct instruction and practices the skill online on his/her Pensar laptop about the text structure compare and contrast.

9:25-9:55

Leveled Reading Class

Student participates in a book study with similar leveled readers.

9:55-10:55

Social Studies (PBL)

Student takes the skills learned in ELA and creates a PowerPoint slide comparing and contrasting the North and South economies from the Civil War period for his/her website.

10:55-11:25

Life Skills

Student compares and contrasts the difference between a credit and debit card in Financial Literacy.

11:25-12:05

Lunch/Transition

Student has lunch and has recess where he/she creates something with the “Imagination Playground” blocks.

12:05-1:05

Math

Student participates in hands-on math lesson on measurement.

1:05-1:45

Science

Student learns about Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion.

1:45-2:35

Science (PBL)

Student applies skills from the measurement lesson in math to create a rollercoaster model for a physics unit.

2:35-3:05

Goal Tracking/Math Intervention

Student reviews progress on the benchmark and SRI with a teacher 1:1 and sets goals for next month.  A report is sent home for parents.

3:05-3:35

Physical Education/Chess

Student participates in a cooperative learning game in PE that involves teamwork.