English / Language Arts
Children love to be read to. That is one reason for having a time set aside for literature each day. If children are taught the basic skills and the foundations of reading, they will read in their own time. Our Language arts program encompasses listening, speaking, literature, poetry, reading, writing and grammar. We provide a solid foundation of phonetics, coupled with many other methodologies to give students a basis for reading and writing. We make use of both basal and independent reading books. Vocabulary, spelling and grammar lessons are an integral part of the reading and writing curriculum.
We make use of notebooks in every subject area rather than using a great deal of worksheets. This provides children the opportunity to experience writing on a regular basis rather than filling in blanks.
Children are also taught to write creatively in every grade. Creative writing takes place weekly.