The purpose of the handbook is to inform parents of the skills that are introduced and taught throughout the Kindergarten year which align with the PA Common Core Standards. Parents are encouraged to reinforce these skills at home with their children as they are presented in class. A variety of activities to assist you are included in the handbook.
All students in grades K-5 have full curricula for every major subject area.
English / Language Arts - Journeys (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the core English / Language Arts program utilized to foster confidence in reading literature and informational tests, build foundational skills, and develop mastery of speaking, listening, and writing. Link: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/journeysMathematics - Mathematics instruction is approached by building and reinforcing foundational math skills that translate from the classroom to real life through the GO Math! program (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). Link: https://www.hmhco.com/programs/go-mathScience - The ASSET program is designed to help classroom teachers and their students meet and exceed the benchmarks set by national standardized tests. What makes ASSET truly revolutionary is the way its curriculum focuses directly on what students need to know to meet those standards. Its professional development empowers teachers, providing the techniques and tools that turn scientific lessons into tangible, exciting concepts that students can touch, see, inquire about, and understand. Students investigate and observe scientific processes and methods throughout the year as they complete modules on different topics.Health emphasizes Conflict Resolution and Bully Prevention in a curriculum that is combined with the curricula of Science and Physical Education.Social Studies utilizes the textbook Adventures in Time and Place with each grade to study different aspects of society, people, and places.
The value and purpose of homework are to practice and reinforce skills learned in the classroom. Students will be required to complete homework assignments when assigned. Teachers will acknowledge all homework submitted, and will determine if the quality of the completed assignment is acceptable.