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.
Birds are chirping in the garden behind our classroom, the sun is shining; you can feel the hint of Spring both outside and in the Middle School classrooms! Middle School students are filled with excitement over coming events including the conclusion activities for our reading of Island of the Blue Dolphins, Pi Day on March 14 (3.14), a field trip to the St. Louis Science Center to conduct research for our Nutrition Project and Spring Break at the end of the month.
As we finished second trimester, the Fifth and Sixth Graders took time to reflect on how they have grown during the first part of the year and what goals they have for the remainder of the 2018-19 year.
Students completed rubrics and written reflections of their accomplishments and areas for growth after our recent Single Stream Recycling Project. They were proud of their professional presentations for parents, teachers and other Rohan Woods students. They will apply these skills to our next Project, always striving to do better. We are looking forward to a wonderful conclusion.
Thank you for your continued support of learning and growing at RWS!