Pre-K Through Grade 5: The Formative Years
Pre-K is where children begin to develop a relationship with learning and, through play, develop early knowledge about the world. Children focus on skills needed for reading, expanding their vocabularies, learning about numbers and solving math problems, and hands-on learning in social studies and science. They also continue developing their social and emotional skills.
The kindergarten classroom stimulates children's curiosity to learn more about the world around them. It's the job of the teacher to help children become comfortable working in a classroom setting and to introduce some basic literacy and math-related skills.
1st Through 5th Grades
Elementary children learn important skills and knowledge through direct instruction from their teachers, opportunities for problem solving, and independent mastery. Instructional technology is used to engage students in critical thinking, research using approved resources, and communication of their ideas. Children develop concepts and knowledge in:
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Child Development Pre-K to 5th Grade, guides for Parents