Grouping and teaching students based on the type of instruction they need allows each teacher to have a slightly different classroom emphasis or approach.
All lower school students receive instruction in reading fluency and comprehension, sentence and paragraph writing, handwriting, mathematics, science, social studies, technology and engineering, physical education, fine arts, social pragmatics, and speech, language/ cognitive development. All lower school students have a Language and Cognitive Development Class with a certified Speech and Language Pathologist.
Below is a sampling of reading, writing, and math curricula and resources our teachers have in their teaching toolboxes. Any of our lower school classrooms might be using one or none of these depending on the needs of the kids. This list is not meant to be an endorsement for any certain curriculum, nor an exhaustive list of every resource available for teaching students with learning differences and disabilities.
|Developing Fluency and Accuracy by Neuhaus||Spatial Awareness/Geoboard Training|
|Orton Gillingham||Envision Math, Saxon|
|Explode the Code||Dynamo Math|
|Visualizing and Verbalizing||Multisensory Math by Orton Gillingham|
|Read Naturally||Math in Focus|
|Making Connections||Math you See|
|Handwriting Without Tears/ Cursive Success||Marcy Cook|
|Decodable Readers||Touch Point Math|
|Blending Boards||Math Mammoth|
|Daily Language Review||Moffatt Girls Math|
|Rapid Word Recognition||Kim Sutton|
|Phonological Awareness Training||Making Math Real|
|Metacognition||Drops in the Bucket|
|Reading Readiness by Neuhaus||Greg Tang|
|Basic Language Skills by Neuhaus||IXL|
|Building Thinking Skills||Frax Math|
|Dianna Hansbury King’s Writing Skills|