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Our program is structured to support the following goals which form the framework for our curriculum.

Increase knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of language in all its modalities of reading, writing, speaking, and listening; develop the language skills requisite to participate in a literate society.

Develop confidence and competence in the use of language for academic and leisure pursuits, including the capacity to formulate, articulate, and communicate informed opinions and ideas.

Increase knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of mathematical concepts, problem solving, procedures and skills; develop the mathematical skills requisite to participate in a literate society.

Develop confidence and competence in the use of mathematical thinking for both academic and leisure pursuits, including the ability to consider, articulate and apply mathematical concepts and skills.

Develop the skills requisite to envision and engage the world through a scientific lens via knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of scientific concepts and processes.

Increase social studies knowledge about self, family, community and the surrounding natural and engineered environment; develop a global perspective through the study of societies and cultures both past and present.

Become increasingly independent in recognizing and fulfilling responsibilities to self, the class group, and the school; move towards a sense of social participation, obligation and responsibility.

Develop proficiency in technology to enhance learning and to communicate information and ideas; learn and maintain standards of ethical and responsible use of technology; become critical consumers of internet resources.

Develop proficiency in the visual arts as a vehicle to investigate, create, reflect and communicate ideas and feelings; understand and appreciate the importance of visual arts in shaping past and present cultures.

Increase knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of music; develop expressive sensitivity and skills for listening to and making music.

Develop beginning competency in Spanish; develop the habits of mind and skills necessary for multiple language learning.

Maintain physical fitness and develop positive attitudes about physical activities and sports for an active and healthy lifestyle; develop teamwork and sportsmanship

Develop an increasing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of one’s own learning profile including strengths and challenges; develop ability to articulate one’s educational needs within the social context of the classroom.

Acknowledge, accept and value similarities and differences among people; maintain satisfying and appropriate relationships with peers and adults.

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First Graders study insects
News & Notices:
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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