A typical six-year-old is incredibly curious, enthusiastic, and imaginative. 他们的一年级是社会和情感发生巨大变化的一年. They begin to see things from another’s perspective and are better able to regulate their behavior with greater understanding of the purpose of class rules.
Another developmental change occurs during the Grade One year around friendships. 同伴关系变得和父母和老师一样重要, 6岁的孩子喜欢一起做项目和活动.
Students in Grade One begin to exhibit more pride in their accomplishments and can display competitiveness. It is not uncommon for six-year-olds to invent new rules for games to give themselves an edge or argue that they are not “out”. This age can also see some bossiness and teasing which is usually related to competition around friendships.
This is a critical point when teachers and parents should respond with understanding and the setting of clear boundaries and limits for acceptable behavior. It is also a time when students are eager to receive praise and respond very well to positive reinforcement and tasks that provide them with a sense of autonomy.
Renbrook’s Grade One teachers are well versed in the developmental stages and behaviors of their students. They balance nurturing demeanors with high expectations for kindness and empathy. Our teachers prioritize time for team building and the development of collaborative 解决问题 skills through large-group games, 小组活动, 一对一的辅导课程, 如果需要.
在Renbrook, language arts instruction helps students develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively. Language arts includes listening, thinking, speaking, reading, and writing. We structure our curriculum and lessons so that our students have authentic experiences in those areas by integrating other subjects, 使用主题单位, 基于项目的学习, 为现实世界写作.
语言艺术课程在工作坊模式中教授. This allows for a gradual release of responsibility from teacher to student. Workshops typically start with a teacher-led, whole group, systematic lesson of a foundational skill. Then, students practice the skill in small groups, with partners, and independently. Teachers use formative assessments to set up guided reading and writing groups to provide additional differentiated instruction, 支持, 和反馈.
Renbrook 较低的学校 teachers work to foster a love of reading in their students. Our students read and discuss a variety of engaging texts that allow them to think critically and make sense of the world around them. Our classroom libraries are full of high-quality literature that reflects all Renbrook student and family identities, as well as offering a window into the diverse lives of people in communities close to home and far across the globe.
适合一年级到二年级的学生, 课程, 基金会®, 来自威尔逊阅读系统, is aligned with the science of reading with an emphasis on phonics instruction. 它侧重于阅读, 拼写, 用迷人的笔迹, 多感官材料和技术. 强调的基本技能有:
Reading comprehension is also taught and practiced by students in grades one through four. Teachers model comprehension strategies during whole-class read alouds and work with small, 导读小组, and they confer with each student individually to assess and provide feedback. 强调的基本理解能力是:
The workshop model is also used by teachers in grades one through four to provide students with systematic instruction of writing. They practice writing across a variety of genres such as fiction and nonfiction narratives, 描述性的, 说明的, 有说服力的, 诗歌, 和反射. Our students take ownership over the writing process by planning, drafting, and revising their work. Teachers confer with their students offering personalized instruction, 帮助他们成长和发展为作家. 强调的基本写作技巧有:
Renbrook 较低的学校 students are taught mathematics using Singapore Math® Dimensions Math® and Math In Focus®. 教学方法侧重于具体的内容, 图示, 抽象(CPA)递进, 许多债券, 酒吧的建模, 还有心算. CPA follows a progression starting with tangible manipulatives leading to pictures and then abstraction. 数字键表示数字之间的部分-整体关系. 条形模型帮助学生将一系列数学概念形象化, 比如分数, 比率, 和百分比, allowing students to determine the knowns and unknowns in a given situation. Mental math helps students develop number sense and flexibility in thinking about numbers.
Social studies in the 较低的学校 at Renbrook provides first through fourth grade students with learning experiences that help them broaden their understanding and appreciation for the cultural diversity that exists in the world.
四个核心的社会研究学科:公民学, 经济学, 地理位置, 和历史, 正如国家社会研究顾问所概述的那样, 帮助我们构建社会研究课程. Units are 支持ed by library resources, technology, field trips, and experts in the field. Our students learn how to collect and organize information and interpret data. They work collaboratively to solve challenging problems with a project-based approach to demonstrate their learning.
- similarities and differences of rural, urban, and suburban communities.
- rules needed in classrooms and schools and laws needed for communities to be safe and to thrive.
- diverse holiday celebrations from around the globe including history, 文化, 传统, 和庆祝活动.