Curriculum

Reading:

For guided reading, we will be conducting daily guided reading groups using Fountas and Pinnell leveld readers, as well as Literacy Footprints leveled readers.  Your child will read each day at school and then have a follow-up activity that goes with that story for their at home learning days.  Detailed questions and instructions will come out each week. 

Secret Stories is another program we use to help decode new sounds and letter combinations.  It is a fun program that allows for students to have a visual, verbal, and kinesthetic connection with the letters they see in words/reading and their sounds.  This program is full of rich silly stories to help kiddos remember the different letter/sound patterns. 

Fundations: 

Fundations is a multisensory, structured language program.  It provides research-based materials and strategies essential to a comprehensive reading, spelling, and handwriting program.  The program lays the foundation or life- ling literacy.  

More specifically,  the program focuses on:

  • Phonemic awareness
  • Phonics/word study
  • High-Frequency word study
  • Reading fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension strategies
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling


Write From the Beginning


Write From the Beginning is a wonderful program used for writing in all grades at TTE.  This program works hand in hand and side by side with Thinking Maps.  Through the year, kiddos will use Thinking Maps that accompany the Narrative, Ex/Informative, and Opinion genres of writing.  We always say "if I can think it I can say it and if I can say it I can write it!"

EnVision:

enVision® Mathematics is our new math program.  It combines problem-based learning and visual learning to deepen students' conceptual understanding.  This program supports student learning in print, digital, and blended classrooms.

Thinking Maps:

The human brain is able to organize its thinking in 8 different ways.  Thinking Maps are an excellent tool to help students show their thought process through different "Thinking Maps".  We will work on one type of map each week until we have been exposed to all of the different maps, and then we will use all the maps where they can be applied.  The great thing about Thinking Maps is that they can be used for EVERY subject and even with organizational help as well!  Examples of the different maps will be updated as we review and learn them each week. 

SEL (Social Emotional Literacy):

Now more than ever, it is critical that our children are feeling physically and socially safe.  They need to learn and know how to handle a variety of situations that evoke emotion.  We work with the In Focus program which emphasises the structure and function of the different parts of the brain.  Your child will learn ways to communicate feelings (positive, negative and everything in between.). Your child will also learn several calm down strategies that will help them in all situations of life at school, home, and in the community.