While our curriculum follows the New Mexico Common Core State Standards for each grade level, our experienced and savvy teachers incorporate enhanced and creative teaching methods to ensure student engagement and high-academic achievement. Our school also utilizes Differentiated Instruction Groups (DIG) and Silent Sustained Reading each day.
Our classroom teachers teach core subjects: ELA (English Language Arts), Math, Science and Social Studies. Students also attend related arts/"specials" subjects for one-hour each week that each have a dedicated related arts teacher. The related arts are Art, P.E. Music (choir, band, orchestra), and Library. Ask your child or child's classroom teacher when they attend "specials", so you can start a conversation about what they do in school each day. It helps to start the conversation instead of just asking, "what did you do in school today?" and hearing "nothing" from your child. You'd be surprised how much they will open-up and engage if you ask specific questions that vary each day.
Please visit the following links for more information on what your child is learning and how you can support the classroom at home.