An independent, coeducational PK-Grade 12 private school located in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia

Academics

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FA Lower School students are truly engaged in their education. They become independent learners and thinkers.

PK10注册_PK10平台低年级学生边学边做。他们获得知识和信心,通过体验实地考察和课堂活动,在上学校的芦苇剧院舞台上表演,并在通过我们的校园树林里散步探索自然世界。他们通过抚育教学花园和收集食物捐赠该地区食品银行,师徒互相年轻的学生,以及作为一个社区的一部分获得字符。

 

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Kindergarten

Language Arts

幼儿园语言艺术课程帮助每个孩子养成阅读,写作,口语及听力技能准备每个孩子的级别开始。许多不同的经验是提供PK10注册满足不同的学习风格,其中包括:

  • sight word recognition
  • phonetic skills
  • modelling
  • shared and guided reading
  • learning games
  • individual writing

Children are given explicit instruction as well as many opportunities to practice their new skills. Reading and writing skills are integrated throughout every subject area.

Math

幼儿园数学建立在知识的每个学生带来了教室的范围内。操作器是该计划的一个组成部分。每一个概念被引入,并使用动手材料加固。学生使用游戏,数学浴缸或播放情况实行每一个概念。概念包括:

  • number sense
  • addition and subtraction
  • measuring
  • telling time to the hour and half-hour
  • identifying patterns
  • recognizing coins
  • working with fractions
  • counting tally marks
  • solving everyday problems

Each concept is continually revisited in a spiral format. Individual instruction is provided in small ability groups.

Science

Kindergarten science is presented through a hands-on approach. Each child is encouraged to:

  • question
  • observe
  • experiment
  • compare
  • record
  • come to a conclusion

Many of the investigations are woven into the thematic content of the curriculum. Planting seeds, investigating the properties of a pumpkin, and experimenting with magnets are a few of the activities that the children will experience.

In addition, open-ended engineering challenges are presented that require students to stretch their thinking skills in order to solve a problem.

Social Studies

社会研究计划通过扩大其在文化和人民的异同意识向学生介绍自己的环境。学生通过研究他们自己,他们的家庭,他们的社区,他们的国家和他们的世界的独特方面发现他们的世界。孩子们通过研究美国著名个人缴费更好地了解历史。

Art

Kindergarten students continue to build strong art awareness by studying different art styles around the globe and using a variety of tools and materials. Units include:

  • American children’s book illustrators
  • Chinese brush painting
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  • American Indian symbolism
  • European artists such as Monet, Picasso, and Van Gogh
  • collage quilt patterns
  • animals in art
  • clay pinch pots
  • carving into clay

Students visit our texture center frequently to build tactile awareness.

Foreign Language and Culture

幼儿园学生学习介绍西班牙语或法语,建立在已有知识和语言学习技能。该计划旨在通过参与使用基于主题的词汇课堂活动,培养学生的听,说能力。学生通过运用歌曲,游戏,直观教具和活动掌握的词汇。

西班牙和法语的文化和习俗,通过节日庆典和整个过程中使用的真实材料的经历。许多学习方式需要通过动觉,听觉,视觉和人际交往活动的调节。

Library

幼儿园的学生成长为阅读和书籍,因为它们是基于在课堂上教授的科目暴露于不同的文学自己的爱情。孩子们还学习基本技能库,如书护理,举行书的正确方法,这本书的部分。

Students are excited to have the privilege of taking their books home and exchanging them each week. Students are also encouraged to exchange books as many times as they would like during the week, including before and after school.

Music

Students appreciate and enjoy music by participating in a variety of musical experiences. Children:

  • sing age-appropriate songs with repeated words and melody patterns
  • develop gross and fine motor skills through music by walking, galloping, and skipping (gross) and hand and finger movements and clapping (fine)
  • learn to maintain a steady beat through body percussion (clapping, pat/clapping) and non-pitched rhythm instruments
  • recognize notes and rests
  • distinguish between high and low sounds (pitch)

The students learn to cooperate and gain self-confidence while preparing selections for one grade-level performance and two all-school performances.

Physical Education

Kindergartners stay active, refine their motor skills, and work on the importance of:

  • following directions
  • organization
  • lines
  • boundaries
  • sharing

学生定向运动以及启动和停止运动工作。班强调与合作伙伴以及播放和游戏的基本模式工作。学生也完成一个翻滚单元,并使用滑板车,以提高他们的机车运动技能,并加强他们的身体。

Technology

Technology instruction enables kindergartners to become safe and competent technology users, and it expands and supports all learning. Students:

  • use our computer lab, classroom and interactive projectors, and iPads
  • develop basic computer skills and learn keyboarding
  • pick up beginning computer programming skills

First Grade

Language Arts

First-graders become active members of a literate society through reading, writing, blogging, speaking, researching, and presenting information to a wide audience. Lessons and activities are designed to:

  • build on previous skills
  • embrace and explore learning styles
  • tap into student interests
  • meet individual needs

根据指导小组正在进行的评估,让学生练习他们的技能和知识,阅读。个人写作会议作为他们开发的作家和博主伸展学生和大群演讲让学生分享他们的知识和兴趣,促进他们的沟通技巧和信心。

Math

First-graders build conceptual understanding and mastery of math skills and concepts through:

  • informal exposure and concrete experiences
  • formal and directed instruction
  • various types of practice through games, explorations, and projects by working in cooperative groups

Concepts and skills are revisited throughout the year through a spiral approach using assessment to guide grouping and instruction.

Science

First-graders explore science topics by using:

  • experiments
  • technology and text resources
  • guided discovery
  • projects
  • guest speakers
  • field trips

力和运动的研究过程中,每个学生设计,制造,测试和火箭。学生钻研一下猫头鹰和空间的单位自己选择的主题。他们成为专家,他们研究,写,说明,并提出自己的知识对同学们。

Social Studies

第一级垦和培育价值在学生的感觉,并帮助他们知道他们是谁在感情上,身体上,智力上和文化上的个人和家庭,社区作为重要的成员,一个多样化的世界。学生们:

  • learn to recognize and respect different life experiences and perceptions through shared reading, writing, art, singing, and performances
  • explore geography, landmarks, customs, music, art, literature, traditions, and the daily life of children in other countries
  • connect and develop unique friendships with an Upper School senior and a member of a sports team

Art

By studying art styles from around the world, students gain knowledge of the vast richness of art in our world. Students explore different periods of art on a large art timeline.

Materials, both dry and wet media, are combined to create visual solutions to critical art questions. Units include:

  • stamp and collage design
  • watercolor techniques
  • clay and bead work
  • European artists of the Impressionism and Post-Impressionism periods
  • African folktales and American illustrators as inspiration
  • nocturnal animals on fabric panels
  • American pop art
  • Chinese culture
  • the use of wooden tools to scratch into the surface of a layered design

Foreign Language and Culture

一年级学生审查,并在在法语或西班牙语与增加词汇量,新和各种资源,并介绍了写作和拼写的外语语言能力扩大。学生成为倾听和目标语言来说比较精通,成为识别强调词汇更自主。

Students use a variety of activities to hone skills:

  • memory games and counting rhymes
  • student-produced picture books
  • word recognition games

Cultural experiences of the respective cultures continue to be woven throughout the curriculum all year long. The needs of many learning styles are accommodated through kinesthetic, auditory, visual, and interpersonal activities.

Library

 

这一计划使学生的技能,成为研究人员和独立的学习者。馆员股份文学与学生来丰富自己的课堂学习。鼓励学生交换书籍很多次,因为他们将在一周等,包括前和放学后。

 

Music

First-graders enjoy and appreciate music as they continue to develop singing and rhythmic skills. Children:

  • learn to maintain a steady beat through body percussion (clapping, pat/clapping) and non-pitched rhythm instruments
  • recognize notes and rests
  • clap or use non-pitched instruments to perform rhythms
  • learn the names of classroom instruments and the differences in their musical sounds
  • recognize and vocally imitate sol-mi patterns

 

Students learn to cooperate and gain self-confidence as they participate in a classroom performance and two all-school performances.

 

Physical Education

一年级的课程重点是帮助学生发展他们的体能积极的自我形象。学生继续开始伸展和锻炼,以及热身跑步活动的每个类。课程强调:

  • the ability to work cooperatively
  • following directions
  • comprehension of basic strategies in play and games
  • ways to solve more complex tasks, such as dodging and evading

Students continue to use more equipment, from tumbling mats to exercise balls to scooters, to strengthen their bodies and improve their balance skills. The principles of good sportsmanship are an overall focus of the year.

Technology

Technology instruction enables first-graders to become safe and competent technology users, and it expands and supports all learning. Students:

  • use our computer lab, classroom and interactive projectors, and iPads
  • develop basic computer skills and learn keyboarding
  • begin to blog to communicate their ideas to an audience and receive responses
  • pick up beginning computer programming skills

Second Grade

Language Arts

Students become confident readers, writers, listeners, and speakers by participating in a variety of instructional activities throughout the day.

Reading instruction is literature-based; the students are taught reading through a variety of literature experiences:

  • chapter books, poems, and story books
  • selections from basal readers
  • literature from the Junior Great Book series, A to Z Readers, short stories, fairy tales, and folk tales

Students have a wide variety of writing experiences to build fluency and proficiency. Second-graders write:

  • poetry
  • short stories with a beginning, middle and end
  • paragraphs, nonfiction research pieces, and journals

Each student writes and publishes an autobiography highlighting important events in their lives.

Students become competent communicators by sharing presentations with their classmates and being active audience members for others.

Math

Second-graders develop an understanding of math skills and concepts through rich experiences in mathematics. The students work with concrete materials, such as pattern blocks, counters, money, and clocks, to explore:

  • number patterns
  • geometry
  • time
  • money
  • place value
  • decimal concepts

Problem solving is an integral part of the entire mathematics curriculum, with activities that encourage the students to work collaboratively, as well as independently, to find solutions to a variety of problems.

Science

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  • scientific investigation through reasoning and logic
  • earth science
  • physical science
  • life science

As the students work through the scientific process, they record and reflect on their observations and conclusions in journals. They develop critical thinking skills through reflective discussions and oral communication.

 

Social Studies

Students develop an understanding of themselves and their place in the world and a sense of history through studies of geography and historical events and people. They:

  • learn about maps and their uses, and landforms and their impact on people
  • discover the nature of exploration and how it influenced American history
  • connect with forbearers through a study of a pioneer family
  • compare and contrast life on the frontier with modern life in a specific states

Art

学生学习设计的元素增加他们的艺术语汇。每个元素被结合到研究的不同单元。通过具体的艺术家和时间段检查各种艺术,每个单元提供了新的途径学生可以与个人创作表达自己。单位包括:

  • positive/negative space
  • sculpture in the round
  • layering shapes and colors to create depth in a picture
  • Dragonology (the study of the history and creation of dragons in art throughout the world)
  • American artist Edward Hopper, Edgar Degas, and pastel
  • Van Gogh and lines to create variation
  • papier-mâché sculpture
  • monochromatic painting
  • picture quilts from American artist Faith Ringgold
  • local landmarks and artists (including Gari Melchers)
  • Japanese culture and clothing
  • mixed media techniques

Foreign Language and Culture

In the second grade, students expand the writing skills introduced in first grade. The introduction of a workbook helps students practice writing both vocabulary and more complete sentences. They are introduced to:

  • the alphabet
  • question words
  • classroom objects
  • the calendar
  • advanced numbers

口语和词汇的识别仍然是课程的焦点。学生通过使用以前的经验和新的词汇描述制定短语进步。许多学习方式需要通过动觉,听觉,视觉和人际交往活动的调节。

Library

这个计划装备二年级的技能,成为研究人员和独立的学习者。馆员股份文学与学生们进行PK10平台课堂学习。学生每周的图书馆访问期间了解了杜威十进制系统。

Students are encouraged to exchange books as many times as they would like during the week, including before and after school. The teacher will often suggest that the students check out books to supplement classroom units of study.

Music

Students appreciate and enjoy music by participating in a variety of musical experiences.

  • study rhythm and beginning notation
  • distinguish the sounds (tone color) and ranges of various instruments
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  • develop self-confidence and work collaboratively to prepare for a grade-level performance and two all-school performances

Physical Education

Second-graders' motor skills continue to develop through refinement and mastery of complex forms of movement and body control. Students:

  • improve skills in kicking, throwing, catching, and hitting through a variety of games
  • practice working cooperatively in both small and large groups
  • use a variety of equipment
  • follow directions
  • strengthen their bodies
  • improve their balance skills
  • continue to learn and practice principles of good sportsmanship

Technology

Technology instruction expands and supports all classroom learning, and enables second-graders to become safe and competent technology users. Students:

  • use our computer lab, classroom and interactive projectors, and iPads
  • develop basic computer skills and learn keyboarding
  • blog to practice writing, express ideas for an audience, and receive responses
  • learn beginning computer programming skills

Third Grade

Language Arts

Third-grade students have multiple opportunities to become more confident, skillful readers who enjoy reading for a variety of purposes. Students:

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  • read independently and write responses to their readings
  • share their interpretations and theories with their peers
  • read and discuss a variety of genres

Students develop a love of writing through many and varied opportunities. Writing Workshop enhances their skill development and provides academic choice. All students write in many genres, across all subject areas and on a daily basis.

Math

Students become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and see math concepts in their daily life. Third-graders:

  • manipulate numbers through a million and beyond
  • estimate and determine the reasonableness of an answer
  • refine their knowledge of multiple‐digit addition and subtraction with regrouping
  • master foundational concepts before formal instruction in multiplication and division
  • learn multiple algorithms for solving math problems
  • practice math using manipulatives and games

 

Science

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  • study the impact forces have on objects and their motion
  • experiment with simple machines
  • think critically about machine inventions and their uses
  • investigate matter and its physical properties
  • learn about animal life cycles, simple food chains, and the effects of environmental changes on animals

Their year concludes with a comprehensive study of endangered species. This culminating, interdisciplinary unit includes a presentation of their research on an endangered animal.

Social Studies

学生发展的世界地理和历史的角度来看,他们研究人们的出行在许多世纪以来,在许多地方。他们汲取过去的影响,了解我们的历史的重要性,并在需要这样的学习技能。三年级学生:

  • study Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome
  • compare and contrast cultures
  • examine the first explorers of the Americas
  • learn about U.S. presidents
  • study influential African Americans throughout history

 

Art

As students develop their appreciation of art, they experiment with many materials in the third grade:

  • fabric
  • wood
  • coils in clay
  • four different types of paint
  • pastels

They continue to use the elements of design with increased art vocabulary. With our art library, students build an awareness of art history and become familiar with certain styles and artists. Units include:

  • house design
  • Mexican design in wood sculpture
  • watercolor workshops
  • Monarch butterfly design
  • migration
  • map skills
  • compass roses
  • paper as sculpture
  • symmetry
  • European artists as inspiration for foreign language collaboration paintings
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s art and inventions
  • nature-inspired American artists of the 20th century
  • fiber arts

Foreign Language and Culture

Students improve their foreign language writing and speaking skills, while a focus on reading is introduced. They:

  • write descriptive short paragraphs
  • study vocabulary
  • develop comprehension skills
  • give oral presentations describing clothing on a fashion runway
  • give weather reports

Students and teachers increase the use of the target language during classroom interactions and activities. The needs of many learning styles are accommodated through kinesthetic, auditory, visual, and interpersonal activities.

Library

Students gain library competencies through practice with the Dewey Decimal system and using the library catalog. They:

  • develop reference skills that support classroom research
  • appreciate award-winning literature
  • listen to books read aloud to the group, and connect themes to their personal lives through discussion

Students are encouraged to come and exchange books at any time during the school day, including before and after school.

Music

Students appreciate and enjoy music by participating in a variety of musical experiences. Third-graders:

  • increase their song repertoire and their ability to read music
  • continue the study of rhythm and beginning notation
  • distinguish the sounds (tone color) and ranges of various instruments
  • study of various composers and their place in musical history

A grade-level performance and participation in two all-school performances are highlights of the year.

Physical Education

Third-graders start to see why movement and activities are important to their physical well-being. Students:

  • master the fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting, and kicking through a variety of games and skill work
  • learn high-strategy games to develop motor skills, hand-eye coordination, teamwork skills, and their understanding of the rules and strategies of games
  • begin their swim instruction with a focus on safety and skills

Technology

Students use technology to assist them in their everyday learning activities. They:

 

  • use our computer lab, classroom and interactive projectors, and iPads to enhance research and reporting
  • develop computer skills that help them become proactive learners
  • blog to express their thinking in writing and for an audience and learn from peer responses
  • research and create multimedia presentations
  • learn about digital citizenship through group projects using Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Google Slides
  • learn beginning computer programming skill

 

Fourth Grade

Language Arts

Fourth graders become competent, interested readers, writers, speakers, and listeners. They explore reading, writing, and world topics as individuals, and in small and large guided and interest groups. Students:

 

  • discuss text across all content areas
  • read class novels in guided groups and self-selected titles for their independent reading experiences
  • use the writing process to develop proficiency, fluency, and mechanics
  • ask and answer questions in reading and writing logs
  • collaborate and work independently on multi-media projects and presentations

 

Math

四年级学生思考数学在现实世界中每天的基础上。他们继续制定具体的和抽象的概念的理解,提高数学流畅性有信心和有能力的关键思想家和问题解决者。

 

Students explore all concepts using:

  • math games, projects, and investigations
  • manipulatives to make math a hands-on experience
  • literature that connects with mathematics
  • Discovery Channel math videos
  • formal and directed instruction

Science

Students develop an interest in STEM through an integrated, engaging, and hands-on approach. Inquiry-based instructional and learning strategies in a student-centered class generate interest, success, and a love for science.

Using the scientific method, students explore:

  • force and motion
  • the structure and interaction of land and water, creating stream boxes to observe these interactions
  • forecasting and observing the weather using numerous instruments
  • electrical currents and the design and function of electric circuits

学生在今年年底研究发明和发明家。他们看真实世界的日常问题和发展的发明,以帮助解决他们所选择的问题。学生分享他们的原创性发明,并在其年度会议发明与学校社区学习的过程。

Social Studies

通过有目的,有意义的学习经历,学生获得自主,合作解决问题的能力,以满足社会和个人的关注。四年级学生发展这些技能而进行了深入的,高质量的,和具有挑战性的旅程,通过弗吉尼亚州的历史研究。

Students look at history through story and from a wide variety of perspectives, working to understand how "they" got to this point. The students explore, discuss, and debate:

  • state geography and where they fit into the puzzle as well as how geographic dividers shaped history
  • the cultures of the American Indians
  • the struggles of colonization and the conflicts between European settlers and indigenous peoples
  • plantations and the "need" for indenture and slavery
  • conflicts over land with France and Britain
  • the concept of “United” States and government
  • the collapse of civility with the Civil War

 

Art

学生通过与材料的工作,以及参与当地来访的艺术家计划发展自己的艺术欣赏。通过满足各种各样的艺术家和他们的材料进行实验,同学们看到美术个人,有机会接触到工作的艺术家,并理解其背后的工作过程。四年级学生的艺术使用:

  • paint
  • clay
  • book-making materials
  • Chinese inks on rice paper
  • tile
  • watercolor, colored pencils, pastels
  • Tyvek
  • fabric, yarn and weaving materials, and tissue paper

Foreign Language and Culture

Fourth-graders in Spanish and French review and expand upon previously introduced vocabulary and skills. Each topic is introduced with a review designed to help acclimate students who are new to the language program.

Students practice reading and writing skills and are introduced to grammatical topics. A variety of listening and speaking activities help students to communicate more effectively in their target language.

The needs of many learning styles are accommodated through kinesthetic, auditory, visual, and interpersonal activities.

Library

Students use library competencies to complete research and presentations. Read-aloud books are selected and shared based on subjects taught in the classroom.

 

学生们也学会了如何帮助其他同学在图书馆。他们在教室里拿起图书,两个库之间运行的书籍,新书检查协助上午馆员,以及其他各种库任务。

Students are encouraged to come and exchange books at any time during the school day, including before and after school.

Music

Students appreciate and enjoy music by participating in a variety of musical experiences. Fourth-graders:

 

 

  • review rhythmic notation and the names of the notes
  • learn how to play the soprano recorder
  • explore biographies of famous composers and participate in structured listening activities to explore their music
  • categorize elements of period music
  • learn the basics of composition and compose and notate short original melodies
  • sing in simple harmonies, rounds, and partner songs

A grade-level performance and participation in two all-school performances are highlights of the year.

Physical Education

Fourth-graders continue to develop an understanding of why movement and activities are important to their physical well-being. Students:

  • work on swimming stroke techniques, safety skills, and enjoy adapted water games
  • participate in sports to work on team building, agility, mobility, and strategy
  • develop their motor skills, hand-eye coordination, teamwork skills, and their grasp of rules and strategies through sports and games

Technology

Students use technology to assist them in everyday learning activities. They:

  • use our computer lab, classroom and interactive projectors, and iPads to enhance research and reporting
  • develop computer skills that help them become proactive learners
  • blog to express their thinking in writing and for an audience, and learn from peer responses
  • research and create multimedia presentations
  • learn about digital citizenship through group projects using Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Google Slides
  • learn beginning computer programming skills

Fifth Grade

Language Arts

Students use their accumulated, analytical, and critical thinking skills with competence and confidence to best comprehend the written word. Fifth-graders expand these skills through:

  • guided reading groups explore different genres by reading and discussing a variety of texts
  • whole and small group instruction related to reading strategies and interdisciplinary themes.
  • multiple opportunities to collaborate on critical thinking projects where they analyze and evaluate, write, research, create, and present

For example, fifth graders write, edit, film, and produce the Lower School bi-weekly newscast using the green screen film studio in the classroom.

Math

Students develop essential math and logic skills by connecting concepts to real-life events and other disciplines. Students make these connections through flexible small groups, which may change daily.

学生通过探索性项目和全班教学获得自己的知识,所有这些使得数学连接到其他学科。他们的思维仔细和彻底通讯还强调,对过程的重视,以及产品。

Science

培养学生对他们的世界,通过科学调查的一种尊重和好奇。他们开发的一种感觉,他们可以有所作为。五年级学生通过运用科学的方法和动手实验室实验的调查地质,灯光和音响,生活系统主题。一年四季,学生参加每周的蒸汽活动,进一步加强研究的课题,并有助于促进对科学的热爱。

Social Studies

历史不仅仅是时间和名称等等。学生们发现在美国相关的话题下划线主题从重建到20世纪20年代,以及历史如何这些主题相关今天的生活。通过在他们的引导下阅读群体,学生的合作小组和新的研究:

  • look at the social and historical significance of the events
  • take part in simulations, such as the Transcontinental Railroad development
  • analyze artifacts from the time period in small groups to gain an empathetic view and truly understand the impact of the era

Art

在五年级,艺术系的学生通过书籍,网站,艺术家,艺术期刊探索他们的世界。由具有各种材料,从学习,鼓励学生思考世界,它们作为发展中国家的年轻人的角色。

Students explore ways to incorporate art into their lives as an extension of themselves. The students create mixed media art in conjunction with their study of biomes. Students create art in many different media:

  • print-making
  • painting
  • book-making
  • carving
  • sculpting
  • graphing images with measuring devices
  • drawing with pencil, chalk, charcoal, marker, and ink

学生继续全年每月参加当地来访的艺术家计划。每个来访的艺术家进行一次关于生命演示文稿作为一个艺术家,是什么激发了他们创作,以及它们如何使每种类型的艺术品。学生,然后通过创建一个类似的一件工作的过程导致。

Foreign Language and Culture

学生无论是法语或西班牙语文化加深他们的欣赏和发展自己的读,写,讲第二语言的能力。五年级的主题引入了旨在帮助学生适应谁是新的语言程序进行审查。项目,教室戏,庆祝活动带PK10注册他们的学习生活。

The needs of many learning styles are accommodated through kinesthetic, auditory, visual, and interpersonal activities.

Library

Fifth-graders use the library as an extension of the classroom to research, develop, and create projects and presentations. Read-aloud books are selected and shared based on subjects taught in the classroom.

学生的学习组织和运行库的许多责任。他们帮助其他学生在图书馆和在教室里拿起图书,两个库之间运行的书籍,新书检查协助上午馆员,以及其他各种库任务。

Students are encouraged to come and exchange books at any time during the school day, including before and after school.

Music

Students combine the skills they have learned to create music and ensemble presentations for classmates and larger audiences. Fifth-graders:

  • develop band and performing skills through a variety of experiences with musical instruments
  • learn to identify notation and rhythmic values
  • explore biographies of famous composers and participate in structured listening activities to explore their music
  • categorize elements of period of music
  • sing simple harmonies, descant, and partner songs

Two grade-level performances and participation in two all-school performances are highlights of the year.

 

Physical Education

Fifth-graders develop an understanding of that movement and activities are central to health and wellness in their daily lives. Students:

  • work on swimming stroke techniques and safety skills, and enjoy adapted water games
  • participate in sports to work on team building, agility, mobility, and strategy
  • develop their motor skills, hand-eye coordination, teamwork skills, and their grasp of rules and strategies through sports and games
  • participate in a fitness challenge, earning the school's Golden Falcon at its successful completion. This adapted fitness challenge prepares them for the Falcon Fitness Challenge they will complete in Middle School.

     

The fifth-grade program develops skills for and creates interest in the Middle School athletics program.

Technology

Fifth-graders integrate technology across the curriculum and throughout the day as they become responsible, independent digital citizens. They:

 

  • use our computer lab, classroom and interactive projectors, iPads, and Chromebooks to complete research and reporting
  • incorporate their computer skills as they engage in proactive learning
  • blog to share their thoughts and reflections with an audience, and learn from community responses
  • complete multimedia projects using Google Docs, Google Classroom, and Google Slides
  • learn computer programming skills