Middle School - Mathematics and Reading
Middle School prepares students for continuation to secondary school. Students are supported as they navigate their way through leadership projects and independent learning using one-to-one iPad instruction.
Middle School prepares students for continuation to secondary school. Students are supported as they navigate their way through leadership projects and independent learning using one-to-one iPad and Chromebook instruction.
In Mathematics, solving realistic problems strengthens critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Student confidence and knowledge grows through engaging lessons, small group activities and use of technology. They explore problem solving using the Singapore Math approach. Students are introduced to a variety of ways in to solve problems in order to strengthen their critical thinking skills. New, more sophisticated concepts are related to past concepts and experiences.
The Reading Program is literature-based and emphasizes understanding of the standard literary tools including: main idea, supporting information, conclusions, inferences, compare and contrast, plot and character development. Students complete a variety of activities to demonstrate their understanding. They respond to their reading through writing prompts, activities and discussions. Students engage in independent reading, both at school and home, in order to master the skills taught.
Congratulations to the Fifth and Sixth Graders for an excellent completion of the school year! In addition to finishing regular end of the year items, the students worked together towards an excellent culmination for Project. After visiting the St. Louis Science Center to learn what makes an informational display, the students created their own. After extensive research on their chosen nutrition topics, students were prepared to open the Rohan Woods Nutrition Museum. Parents, students and staff had the opportunity to tour the museum, learn about nutrition and complete a survey.
Finally, we would like to congratulate our Sixth Graders after completing their personal speeches at graduation. We wish you the best of luck at your secondary schools!