Program Content and Level
2023-2024 School Year
Programs and lessons will follow a unit structure. Each unit will last three months, or three programs. Units are structured to have lessons that are related. For example, the first lesson of a unit will be an introduction to the topic, and the second two lessons will explore an aspect of the topic in depth. Due to the connected nature of the units, it is recommended, though not required, for your student to attend each lesson in the unit.
All activities will be new for the 2023-2024 school year. Even if you’ve joined us for a homeschool program in a previous year, you can expect new lesson content and activities!
We offer two program levels: Young Learners and Elementary. All programs are 60-75 minutes and are designed for children who have reached specific milestones. Age/grade restrictions are due to the physical and mental demands of the program. Up Yonda Farm staff uses the guidelines below in creating educational programs, please review them to choose the best program for your child.
Young Learners are:
- Ages 5-7 and/or in kindergarten or first grade
- Learning to read and write
- Able to count
- Learning how to work in groups with others
- Engaged in a program with a lesson that is NGSS aligned and may include an activity, game, craft, or story
Elementary Students are:
- Ages 8-11 and/or in second through fifth grade
- Mostly able to read and write without assistance (within reason)
- Mostly able to work collaboratively in groups with others
- Engaged in a program with a lesson that is NGSS aligned and may include reading, writing, and math in the form of an activity, worksheet, game, or craft
Most programs are $5 per student in addition to the per vehicle Day Use Fee, unless otherwise noted. Adult chaperones are free. The Day Use Fee and most homeschool programs are included free with a paid Up Yonda Farm Family Membership!
October Homeschool: Habitats Lesson 2
Thursday, October 19, 10:00am-11:15am
- Young Learners: Students will review the different types of habitats and learn about the necessities that animals need in their habitat as they explore the different habitats at Up Yonda Farm.
- Elementary: Students will compare their habitat to the habitat of an animal as they explore the similarities and differences between what humans and wild animals require to survive while completing a mapping style activity.
November Homeschool: Habitats Lesson 3
Thursday, November 16, 10:00am-11:15am
- Young Learners: Students will investigate human actions on the environment and how they impact animal habitats.
- Elementary: Students will complete the habitat unit by exploring the overlap between human habitats and habitats of wild animals on a scavenger hunt style hike.
Homeschool Programs are underwritten by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, “Dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park”