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The Early Elementary Class

Welcome to our classroom!

Teacher: Ms. Karen McNulty

In the early elementary years, we know that every child learns at his/her own rate. The goal during these years is to provide children with as many opportunities to learn as possible. We respect that each child is an individual and may learn in a different modality than another. In our classroom, we try to foster an environment that supports each of these learning styles.  We would like every child to leave our classroom with not only their academic skills in place, but also the skills that foster good citizenship at home and at school. It is very important that young children have a learning environment that gets them excited about learning, promotes individual thinking, independence, good social skills, and responsibility enabling them to be both teacher and learner in a multiage classroom.


Throughout our day we have many learning opportunities:

Math skills are taught daily. We work on key concepts such as place value, addition/subtraction, multiplication, fractions, time/money, graphing/probability and problem solving.

Science focuses on three standards: Life, Physical and Earth Sciences.

Social Studies curriculum focuses on who and where we are in place and time and how we express ourselves.  We also explore how the world works, how we organize ourselves and how we share the planet.

Reading and writing skills happen on a daily basis. In writing we follow the writing process. We brainstorm, draft, revise, edit and publish. Throughout the year we will write paragraphs with main ideas and supporting details. We will also write informative/explanatory texts, narratives, poetry and engage in various shared research projects.

 In reading, we focus on strategies such as grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding, responding to literature and identifying stories and their features. We work in shared reading groups and in individual groups to make connections to the texts we read.

 

Specials Schedule

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Music
Phys. Ed.
Art
Phys. Ed.

Technology
Phys. Ed.
Music

Spanish
Phys. Ed.
Library
Phys. Ed.

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