低年级学术All students work on their core academic areas in the morning, 从小事做起, targeted reading groups in which teachers draw from the most respected 项目 for language-based learning disabilities. 数学和语言艺术(写作), 语法, vocabulary) round out the core elements of the 较低的学校 Curriculum in the morning. 在下午, 学生们探索一系列的学科, 包括社会研究, 科学, 艺术及选修课. Our curriculum gives students a solid foundation in academic skills, 一系列可供借鉴的学习工具, 以及不断增长的自信心, 同时也促进社会/情感发展.
阅读Students receive an intensive reading assessment to determine appropriate placement in the reading class that best fits their current needs. Multisensory 项目 are employed that stimulate and develop concept and symbol imagery. Highly-trained teachers work to develop targeted skills in decoding, 语言理解, 流利, 视词发展. 随着学生进入低年级, progress is continually monitored and student placement adapted accordingly.
语言艺术The 语言艺术 Program provides a dual focus of literary analysis and writing instruction. 作为一个班级, students read and analyze 年级-level appropriate books and respond to the text with literature-based reading activities. 通过参与预读, 在阅读, 阅读后活动, 学生们带来了独特的经历, 视角, 以及他们阅读文学作品的语境.
The 较低的学校 writing program introduces students to the key traits of
writing -- ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence 流利, conventions, and presentation. Students are introduced to graphic organizers and assistive technology that enable them to acquire the skills necessary to create well developed and organized written output.
数学 The Math program customizes instruction to the needs of each of our learners. Rather than being placed in limited 年级 level classes, 2-5年级的学生按能力分组. The 较低的学校 foundational program is designed to teach mastery of mathematical concepts and to ensure maintenance of concepts learned. 在小组中, 学生通过亲身体验学习, 讨论, 探索, 以及口头/书面练习.
科学The Social 科学s rotates on a unit-by-unit basis between Social Studies and 科学. 同时遵循共同核心标准, Westmark strives to inspire in students a passion for discovery, a curiosity about the past and an interest in the workings of the world around them.
Innovative online 科学 项目 provide students with interactive simulations, 动手实验和活动, 用音频辅助来平衡阅读段落, 完整的视频媒体库, 和一个完全互动的概念词汇表. These 项目 are further enhanced by re搜索 projects and collaborative learning experiences.
Social Studies in the 较低的学校 classroom employs online textbooks, media resources and interactive student notebooks to explore a curriculum aligned with the Common Core standards. In 2nd 和3rd 年级, students are introduced to 地理位置 and citizenship. In 4th 年级, students employ both 地理位置 and economics to become familiar with the communities they belong to, 本地和全球. In 5th 年级, students explore the five regions of the United States through the perspective of economics, 地理位置, 政治科学. Throughout their work, re搜索 projects, and role-playing are key components of learning.
选修课 & 艺术
Development of the whole child is at the root of Westmark educational philosophy. 记住这一点, the 较低的学校 艺术 Program is designed to further develop students’ existing strengths and engage them in areas of affinity. Students will explore all art mediums including but not limited to: drawing, 绘画, 雕塑, 拼贴画, 摄影, 和stop-animation. 项目的设计是跨课程的, reinforcing topics learned outside the arts classroom. Through process-based art making techniques and exposure to a spectrum of media, students will broaden and develop artistic abilities while finding their own unique creative voice.
社会思想从2开始nd 年级, students are introduced to a weekly program that explores the concepts of social thinking. The social thinking program develops students’ ability to correctly interpret the meaning behind others’ actions and to successfully develop strategies to achieve their own social goals. 通过这个项目, 学生探索透视法, 认知灵活性, 解决冲突. 当学生进入4年级时th 和5th 年级, 越来越强调的是领导能力, conflict resolution and making positive life choices.
The 较低的学校 Performing 艺术 and Music Program is designed to give all students hands-on opportunities in instrumental, 直言不讳的, 以及表演活动.
5年级学生th 年级学生开始学习唱歌, 跳舞, and acting through their fall musical performance of “Turkeys on Strike”. 5th 年级rs work together as a cast to produce a wonderful production for our community to enjoy.
我们的3rd 通过4th 介绍年级学生阅读音乐, 音乐理论, 和节奏通过“录音机空手道”, a wonderful program where students earn belts for each level of song they complete with their recorder instrument. The basis of our program it to explore talents and affinities for our students to grow as performers as well as individuals.