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.
Students enjoyed tracking the progress and medal count for the 2018 Winter Olympics. It aligned with our recent study of different types of graphs. Our next unit will include circles and geometry along with our celebration of pi day on 3.14. Congratulations to all Middle School students for participating in the 2018 Mathematics contest. Certificates for top scores will be awarded at the end of the year ceremony.
Students enjoyed a special day of reading to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss and Read Across America. This included bringing favorite reading material to school along with cozy blankets and pillows to spend the day reading and sharing books. Rohan Woods students are encouraged to read every night at home. We enjoyed sharing our love for reading!