All About K-5 FLVS
FLVS K-5 digital courses provide engaging and innovative experiences so students can enjoy a safe, reliable, and flexible education in a supportive environment. Each lesson is organized to provide students with an introduction, practice, and an assessment of the content with a focus on mastery learning. Lesson content is delivered through a variety of media, interactives, simulations, and other innovative technologies according to sound principles of teaching and learning.
How are assignments completed?
Upon entering the course, students have access to ALL lessons and assignments, but access to tests or quizzes may not be available until certain assignments have been completed. Students move sequentially through courses but may be allowed to move ahead or test out of certain areas with teacher approval.
Per state standards, certain assignments must be in the students' own writing. Because of this, families must scan or take pictures of multiple completed assignments and upload them into the student Buzz account. CVA provides a printed worksheet packet for language arts, math, science, and social studies.
FLVS Digital Core Courses offered:
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
FLVS Elective Courses offered:
- Computer Science
What’s Elementary School Like Online?
As a parent, you are an integral part of your child’s education. Although each FLVS course is facilitated by a certified CVA teacher, parents provide the daily instruction and support that elementary-aged students need. Parents monitor student activity, check progress, and access answer keys and other valuable resources for each of the courses by logging in to Buzz with their parent account. Parents are expected to:
CVA teacher primary responsibilities include supporting parents as the first and most important educators of their children, have two-way communication with each student at least weekly, and monitor student progress. Teachers grade daily assignments, provide feedback to students, problem-solve with parents, meet with parents and students at least monthly to review student progress and provide direct instruction on a limited basis.
Focused on introductory reading skills and comprehension, the ELA courses include the five essential components of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency. Students will read informative and literary texts, practice writing, grammar, and speaking and listening skills. Each grade level explores a different, adventure-filled theme to keep students curious and engaged!
Critical thinking and problem-solving are two skills taught throughout Elementary Math. Rather than leaving students to ask, “When will I use this?”, key concepts are taught with real-world applications so connections are made early on. Songs, rhymes, videos, storybooks, and audio are used to teach and practice math skills in a fun and engaging way. Kindergarten-Grade 2 focuses on building a strong number sense, addition and subtraction within 20, place value, measurement and shapes. Grades 3-5 introduce multiplication and division within 100, fractions, decimals, shapes, area, and volume.
Students taking our Elementary Science courses will explore Earth, Life, and Physical Sciences through problem-solving, experimentation, creating models, analyzing and interpreting data, engineering, and more! Following the 5E Instructional Model, students will engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate as they learn. We’ll build on their curiosity by teaching them to ask questions and search for evidence to learn about the world around them.
Our Social Studies courses take a personal approach to introducing students to community and citizenship. They’ll learn important concepts and skills related to history, geography, and economics including their role as a citizen in their home, school, and community. Students will go back in time and learn about the foundation of American citizenship, journey to regions within the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands, and dive deep into the history of the state in which they live.
Students will be jumping, dancing, swimming, throwing, catching, kicking, tumbling, and more in our elementary PE courses! Students will learn about healthy lifestyle habits, teamwork, sportsmanship, goal setting, and strive for 60 minutes of daily activity. They’ll learn new skills to keep them moving with each grade level!
Students taking our Elementary Computer Science courses will learn basic computer science skills, keyboarding, programming, and coding. Each of these skills is taught alongside meaningful technology topics such as tech safety, digital citizenship, bullying/cyberbullying, adaptive technology, social media, and robotics.