Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Kindergarten through 2nd grade is a time of rapid growth. Children strengthen basic skills and progress to higher-level thinking in literacy, math, science and social studies. As they become more aware of the world around them, they build empathy, compassion and understanding for others. They read to learn and understand the world, and write to express ideas and opinions. Preparing for algebra and beyond, they learn to apply more complex math skills.
English Language Arts
English Language Arts
Children learn basic skills to recognize words and build fluency. They make connections, compare books, and summarize what they read. Learning to plan, edit, write and publish, children describe people, places and events in sentences and short stories. As they progress, they start to express ideas and opinions. Building vocabulary and spelling skills, children rapidly improve fluency and comprehension. Our teachers use tools like Reading Street © to support instruction in line with state standards.
Children build basic number, addition and subtraction skills. Teachers introduce place value. They explore measurement and data collection, learning to compare and explain results. Building greater geometry awareness, they prepare for more complex problem-solving. Teachers use Math Expressions © to support instruction.
Using the scientific method, children learn to use their senses to observe the world around them. They explore topics in Earth science, biology and physics. Building a foundation in Earth Science, they learn about the Earth’s features and weather. Studying the life cycles of animals, they identify traits and habitats. Students study the properties of objects, motion, matter and energy. Building on basic science concepts, children build a foundation to tackle more complex systems.
Children study society, emphasizing the values of American democracy and responsibilities of citizenship. Learning about the larger world, children explore geography, economics and human systems. Applying this knowledge, students learn to analyze issues and engage as thoughtful citizens.
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.
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.
Working through challenges to find success
Treating others as you want to be treated
Helping each other through good and bad
Being honest, fair and trustworthy
Making the right and just choices
Standing up for what is good and right
Managing your impulses to achieve bigger goals
Supporting each other to be our best
Appreciating what you have and passing it forward
Spotlight: Meet Ms. McGrail
"I want my students to know they can do anything they put their mind to. With hard work, perseverance, determination, and heart they can succeed in anything. I also want them to know how much I love coming to school each day to teach them and see their faces light up."