Children learn differently and to accommodate this variance, a variety of teaching methods are used. In order to maximize our students’ education a combination of direct teaching and cooperative learning are practised. Children will learn through whole group, small group, and one-on-one instruction. Learning through work stations not only fosters team work skills, but creates an environment where students transfer their knowledge to one another.
In Grade One, the focus is building a strong foundation in reading and writing. To foster a love for reading The Daily 5, and a Home Reading program is used. The Daily 5 program provides students with choice in how they choose to read, and encourages authentic writing. Children will also participate in other ELA activities such as: show and tell, phonics and creative writing.
Here are a few of the topics covered throughout the year: Addition and Subtraction; Measurement; The Five Senses; Characteristics of Living Things; My Environment and I Belong.
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” – Clay P. Bedford.
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