Welcome to Elementary Curriculum
Kindergarten is the grade which bridges students' preschool educations with their future elementary school learning. There is still plenty of playing, singing, and crafts in kindergarten but it is often balanced with more rigorous writing, reading, and math lessons. Kindergarteners also continue to learn and get used to the routines of school, how to work in groups and how to be a successful student.
In many ways, first grade is a year of important transitions; students leave behind much of the play of preschool and kindergarten and dive into developing deeper academic skills. First graders progress from having beginner reading and writing skills to becoming beginning readers and writers. as they read and write more with greater comprehension and ability. First grade is crucial for building reading skills. Students begin to define themselves as what kind of readers they are. More specifically, research has shown that the most effective and successful first grade classrooms are those which are very positive places, encouraging reading and writing and conveying the message "You can be a reader" to the students. While this is being done in the classroom, it can certainly be done at home, too.
Second Grade is an exciting time as students work toward independent thinking. Please encourage this maturity process by allowing your child to complete tasks on their own at home too. Parents can empower children to become responsible or enable them to need constant supervision. Accountability is an important part of this process. Offering assistance when needed is still appropriate, but independence is only gained by letting go! Have conversations with your child daily about the discoveries he/she is making daily in school. We are all on a mission to extend learning opportunities at home too!
Grades 3-5 - Please spend time at home reviewing skills previously taught. Allowing your child to assist in cooking (reading directions and recipes) offers practice in reading and math skills! Spend time reading the same articles in a newspaper and magazine and discussing with your child is beneficial too. Informational text is a huge part of the North Carolina Reading Assessment. Planning a grocery trip and calculating expenses is real life applications of our math skills. All in all, we are all an essential part of every child's success in school. Together we can make a difference!
Director of Elementary Education
Phone: 910-592-1401 ext. 20122
Degrees and Certifications:
BA Early Childhood Education
Fayetteville State University:
MaED Elementary Education
Master of School Administration