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    Elementary School Curriculum

    English Language Arts - ELA 

    The common core learning standards provide the foundation for our English Language Arts program. At Queensbury Elementary School, we use a balanced literacy approach to help us meet and exceed the common core learning standards. This approach:
    • allows teachers to provide multilevel, targeted instruction

    • builds students’ capacity to read and write with stamina

    • fosters enjoyment of reading and writing

    We utilize the reading and writing units of study written by Lucy Calkins and her colleagues at Columbia University.

    Mathematics
     
    Our mathematics program is also based on the common core learning standards. We have adopted the math modules promoted by the New York State Education Department. Through the implementation of these rigorous units, we:
    • require students to develop automaticity with basic calculations

    • teach for deep understanding of mathematical concepts

    • challenge students to apply math skills to real world problem solving

    Our teachers incorporate science and social studies content into language arts and math instruction, utilizing a wide variety of resources. Teachers are happy to provide information regarding science and social studies topics emphasized at each grade level.

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