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The curriculum is designed to help students acquire a set of fundamental concepts and skills, as well as habits of mind, that will enable them to understand and operate effectively in their world. By fundamental concepts and skills we mean those that have broad and generative application, that recur in increasingly sophisticated structures, and that serve as a foundation for further learning. Examples of fundamental concepts that recur throughout our curriculum are diverse ways of expressing ideas and feelings, interdependence, the meaning of culture and similarities and differences among world cultures, life cycles and principles of the physical world. Examples of fundamental skills that recur in our curriculum are problem-solving, representation of thought and emotion, quantitative reasoning, and analysis and interpretation of text.

Our culture situates these concepts and skills within the various subject matter areas or academic disciplines. Therefore, our curriculum is organized around the subject areas of mathematics, science, social studies and language arts. These subjects contain the fundamental knowledge, skills and modes of inquiry essential to critical and reflective thinking. This core curriculum is enhanced by including art, music, physical education, computers, and Spanish. Not only do these subject areas contribute new concepts and skills beyond those embodied in the core subject areas, they also provide students with a broad range of perspectives and applications enabling them to make use of what they are learning.


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First Graders study insects
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Open House on SATURDAY, JANUARY 24th, 9:30 am - 11:00 am for prospective kindergarten through sixth grade students and their families. For more information - click here

INSECTS AS ENGINEERS:
Our first graders are studying how insect adaptations solve problems within the environment. Insects must build colonies, cut leaves, haul materials, and defend themselves from predators. Our budding scientists study how insect bodies resemble the meshing parts of simple machines in order to fly like mosquitos, zip across water like a water strider, tunnel like ants, and cut, carry and chew vegetation. In addition, they are studying the insect drawings of the German artist Maria Sybell Merian and then studying insects and creating their own sketches. Click here for more.


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