A Typical Elementary Student Day

Good morning, rise and shine!

Let's get up, get dressed, brush our teeth, eat a healthy breakfast and get those brain waves flowing. Time the check the schedule.

young student on tablet looking at schedule for day

Now, let's get to work

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Morning Meeting (REQUIRED)

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Format: Live (Synchronous)
  • Content: Social Emotional Curriculum - Second Step
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Block 1 - Balanced Literacy

  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Format: Live lesson/small groups (both synchronous and asynchronous)
  • Content: May include instructional videos, phonics, comprehensive and writing. During asynchronous time the teacher will have 1-2 small groups for intervention (for all levels)
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Block 2 - Benchmark Reading

  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Format: Live Lesson/Small Group (both synchronous and asynchronous)
  • Content: May include instructional videos, phonics, comprehensive and writing. During asynchronous time the teacher will have 1-2 small groups for intervention (for all levels)
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Block 3 - Independent Work Time

  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Format: Live Lesson #2/Small Group (both synchronous and asynchronous)
  • Content: May include instructional videos, phonics, comprehensive and writing. During asynchronous time the teacher will have 1-2 small groups for intervention (for all levels)
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Block 4 - Lunch/Movement

  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Format: Self Guided
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Block 5 - Art/Science/Social

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Format: Live Specialists/Classroom Prep
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Block 6 - Mathematics

  • Time: 45-60 minutes
  • Format: Conferring/Intervention MTSS (both synchronous and asynchronous)
  • Content: Class instructional video will be posted and there will be student work time available. During asynchronous work time, the teacher will have 3-4 small groups for assistance and intervention needs.
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Block 7 - Office Hours/Check Out

  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Format: Self Guided
  • Content: This includes drop in parent/student support time to work directly with your teacher. 

 


The Robbinsdale Virtual Academy structure focuses on the core academic areas. Within these core areas are two focuses for instruction:

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Synchronous learning

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A time when a teacher is online and available to students either through direct instruction or for support (clarification, guidance, language support) of an assignment, activity or small group during a designated time. This is live instructional teaching with the students through a digital platform.

Purpose: Connection, Discussion, Student-student interaction or Teacher-student interaction

All synchronous instruction is posted on the Learning Pathway for students to review if absent from class. In addition, students may review the content for further and deepening understanding in the content area.

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Asynchronous learning

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A time that has been recorded and can be viewed at any time.  The recording is posted on the Learning Pathway for students to view.

Purpose:  Readings, Posting videos for preview, written tasks that leverage prior knowledge that are aligned to the Minnesota Academic Standards in all content areas.