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    Reading Curriculum
    Super Kids
     
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    The reading program includes the following
    aspects to promote the development
    of reading skills:
     
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    Level 3: Adventures of the Superkids

    Students learn more complex letter-sound relationships, such as digraphs and long-vowel sounds. They continue to develop their decoding and encoding skills and read longer stories where comprehension and fluency are emphasized. They also gain a growing awareness of the structure and function of words and learn to spell phonetically irregular words, which aids reading and writing fluency.

    Level 4: More Adventures of the Superkids

    Students continue to develop skills in all the language arts while learning a greater number of phonetic variables, such as -ow in bow and snow. Children also learn strategies for using context to identify words. By the end of this level, students can read and spell all 220 words on the Dolch Basic Word List. Most children will be confident readers and competent writers capable of spelling phonetically regular words with accuracy.

    *whole and small group instruction
    *read alouds
    *shared, partner, choral, and silent reading 
    *guided reading 
    *fluency activities including poetry 
    *vocabulary development
    *word building and making words
    *phonemic awareness; segmentation;
    *phonographix skills; phonics
     

     
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    Writing and Handwriting Curriculum
        
        Children are encouraged to continue with "Kid Writing" technique as they learn the steps of the Writing Process. Grammar and editing skills are incorporated in class lessons. The Super Kids style block alphabet is used for handwriting.  
     
     
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    Mathematics Curriculum: Signapore Math



                “The race is on among nations to create knowledge fueled innovation 
          
    economies. In Singapore‚ and other countries around the world, educational 
                      
    improvement is viewed as a critical part of that mission.” 

                         (Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring US Students Receive a World-class 
                                        
    Education, a key resource used in developing the CCSS)
                   Singapore appears frequently in the research used to arrive at 
             
    the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. It is therefore not 
                   
    surprising that our Singapore Math programs are well-aligned 
                      
    with those standards. View correlations by grade level here:


    Correlation to Common Core State Standards
    This program incorporates manipulatives, technology, and paper and pencil instruction to demonstrate math problem solving strategies, computation and skill development. 

         Units of study include addition and subtraction facts to 18, graphing, place value, geometry, fractions, money, time (to the hour and half hour), measurement (customary and metric) and problem solving strategies.

     
     
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    Science Curriculum:
    FOSS:  Full Option Science System 
        This program uses a hands-on approach and experiments to involve children in the learning process.  The units include Air/Weather and Solids/Liquids.  We will continue to use the Drug and Alcohol Program: Here’s Looking At You 2000 as well as the Second Step Program.
     
     
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         Social Studies Curriculum:
     Houghton Mifflin

    Social Studies will focus on how we interact in the many aspects of our world.  Units include: Family/Friends; Biographies; Holidays; Community; etc.  We will also learn social skills and character traits each month.