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3rd - 5th Grade

Teachers build on basic skills students learned in earlier grades to help students apply higher-level thinking to all subjects. Improved reading comprehension opens doors to a deeper understanding of ideas, topics and events. Socially, children begin to internalize values like respect and cooperation, and learn more personal responsibility. Most importantly, students build the skills they need to succeed in middle school.

Curriculum

English Language Arts
Curriculum

English Language Arts

English Language Arts

Learning to read becomes reading to learn. As fluency and comprehension improve, students learn to make inferences and draw conclusions. Children write more complex stories, essays and poetry. Improving their speaking skills, children present reports and narratives in small group and classroom settings. Our teachers use tools like Reading Street © to support instruction in line with state standards.

Math
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Math

Math

Children strengthen multiplication, division and fraction skills. They learn place value for large numbers, and decimals. Teachers expand geometry skills through the study of more complex two and three- dimensional states. Preparing for algebra, students graph data and evaluate expressions. As they progress, students learn to select the right strategy to solve real-world math problems.

Science
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Science

Children study more complex human and animal systems. In Earth science, children study forces that act on the Earth, like erosion, rock formation and the hydrosphere. In Physics, they build an understanding of matter and energy. They explore the properties of waves, like sound, light and color. Children begin to connect concepts to real-life applications in technology, mechanics and engineering.

Social Studies
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Social Studies

Social Studies

Children study the values and principles of American democracy, and their responsibilities as citizens. They learn about the structures and functions of government, economics, and human systems. In Geography, students explore countries and continents. History focuses on the birth of the United States. Studying the life of indigenous and colonial people, students learn about exploration, colonization, slavery, and the American revolution.

Specials
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Specials

Specials

Children study art, music, physical education and technology.

We're More than Academics

We believe that strong hearts and minds impact the world in amazing ways. For this reason, we teach moral focus in every lesson. They are so meaningful to us that we celebrate them every month as a community with songs, skits and performances. We practice each virtue through:
 

  • Social contracts where we pledge to support and encourage each other.

  • Our CHAMPS classroom management system where children learn social responsibility.

  • Community outreach programs.

NHA Parent

The moral focus curriculum is awesome! My kids are learning things that we are trying to teach them at home. It’s being reinforced here at school in fun and creative ways.

Monthly Virtues

Perseverance Badge

Perseverance

Working through challenges to find success

Respect Badge

Respect

Treating others as you want to be treated

Compassion Badge

Compassion

Helping each other through good and bad

Integrity Badge

Integrity

Being honest, fair and trustworthy

Wisdom Badge

Wisdom

Making the right and just choices

Courage Badge

Courage

Standing up for what is good and right

Self-control badge

Self-control

Managing your impulses to achieve bigger goals

Encouragement badge

Encouragement

Supporting each other to be our best

Gratitude Badge

Gratitude

Appreciating what you have and passing it forward

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Spotlight: Renaldo O'Neal Named Principal

“I am excited to begin my time at North Dayton School of Discovery,” said O’Neal. “I know that there is an outstanding foundation at this school and I cannot wait to help build upon that as we prepare students for success in the future.”
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Preparing your child for a lifetime of success

See what happens when hard work, personal responsibility, and a nurturing school community combine to create one exceptional experience. Founded on academic excellence, moral focus, parental partnership, and student responsibility, North Dayton School of Discovery is a school like no other—one that can lead your child to a lifetime of success.

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North Dayton Announces Renaldo O'Neal as Principal