English Language Arts
This course is designed to foster the development of effective communication skills. The primary focus of this course will be the
development and mastery of effective reading strategies to increase fluency,
and enhance both comprehension and appreciation of academic and real-life
reading situations. The
Communications program encompasses the areas of reading, writing, spelling, speaking
and listening. Our Curriculum is based on
the PA Core Standards and contains the reading of both fiction and
This course is designed to foster the development of effective numeracy skills. The primary focus of this course will be the
development strong computational and problem solving. Our Curriculum is based on the PA Core Standards.
This course is designed as an inquiry based course that builds on a child’s interest and desire
to learn about the world around them.
When possible, science and reading are linked through nonfiction
texts. Our Curriculum is based on
the PA Science Standards.
This course is designed to
build a child’s understanding of the world and community around them. Students
will learn geography and map skills as well as learn about different types of
communities and the natural resources within them. Students will also learn about our country’s
history and growth from Native American communities, British colonies, westward
expansion, and finally the development of small communities into big cities.
Students will also demonstrate knowledge of immigration, cultures from around
the world, and basic economics such as goods and services, supply and demand,
budgets, and importing and exporting. We
also study our national, state and local governments. Finally, we finish the
year learning about Pennsylvania history.
When possible, social studies and
reading are linked through nonfiction texts.
Our Curriculum is based on the Geography, History, Economics, and
Civics and Government Standards.