Recently, we followed Ms. Castilla's third grade class around to discover what a Learning Expert Teacher's day looks like. We couldn't wait to revisit to dig deeper into what makes third grade tick! Read on to find out what the students have to say about their experience at BASIS Independent Fremont.
What does a typical day look like for a second grader at BASIS Independent Fremont? This week, we followed Learning Expert Teacher Ms. Burton's Neon class around to find out!
This week, we followed around our first graders to see what they learn and do. Read on to discover a typical day in Learning Expert Teacher Mr. Wagoner's first grade Carbon class!
Our youngest students at BASIS Independent Fremont are in our Transitional Kindergarten (TK) class, a pre-kindergarten program that maintains the high standards we hold for our students at every grade level. The students learn a lot and have fun along the way! This week, we followed the class around for a day to show you what a typical day looks like in our TK program.
At BASIS Independent Fremont, a K-8 private school, we have designed a world-class curriculum to redefine the formative middle school years to develop creative, innovative and global thinkers ready to excel in high school and beyond.
In our program, middle school students engage in high-level content across disciplines. They are guided by Subject Expert Teachers with advanced degrees who develop students with in-depth application of critical thinking skills.
Middle School Highlights Include:
by Christine Castilla, Learning Expert Teacher
When the students come into class we play a little game called the “Quiet Bee” and they practice being quiet. This exercise helps ground them and prepares them to learn.
In Humanities with Ms. Rao, students begin by writing in their Communication Journals (CJs). Students use the CJ as a way of documenting everything that they need to know for all their classes. In addition, this is also the place where teachers include their notes to parents. After writing the lesson objective in their CJ, the students have a group lesson.
Netra Shetty, grade 8, has attended BASIS Independent for three years. She has a passion for science and is widely recognized by her teachers as a student who is always willing to help out and is enthusiastic about learning. Outside of school she is an award-winning badminton player, winning 1st place for doubles in the Junior PamAm under 13 division.
Oliver Liang, grade 6, has attended BASIS Independent for three years. Oliver enjoys (yes enjoys!) math and the challenge of solving complex problems. He volunteers to host shadow students and is genuinely excited to show students around the school.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Fremont is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.