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Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

语言艺术

Our K-3 language arts Program uses a hands-on approach and is based on the Science of Reading. 从幼儿园开始, students are actively engaged in daily reading and literacy activities, building a strong foundation and love of learning. Reading groups focus on individual learners and challenge each child to reach their fullest potential. We create independent readers who read for meaning, comprehension and understanding. 在小学高年级, students become strong writers as they learn to cite sources, 编辑他们的工作, and publish final pieces to prepare for the rigors of middle school and beyond. 

数学

The scope and sequence of 古德学校’s elementary mathematics program (Sadlier Oxford Program) uses hands-on activities, whole and small group and partner activities, 以及概念游戏. Daily oral and written practice ensures that students become proficient in the foundational skills they need for complex math. 从四年级开始, 学生收到书面成绩, 五年级的时候, students are placed in one of two mathematics pathways to address the needs of individual learners. Students thus gain confidence and mastery of the skills required for middle school math. 

全球研究

The K-5 scope and sequence of the global studies curriculum builds on knowledge and discovery and the use of 一手资料和第二手资料, as well as other resources as student progress.


Kindergarten and first-grade students learn about identity, 多样性, cooperation and citizenship as they discover significant places and historical events. A large part of the kindergarten and first-grade 全球研究 curriculum focuses on our communities and the great people who make those communities successful through their actions, 工作, 贸易和服务. 


Students in second and third-grades are given the tools to investigate the communities around them. Students learn the impact that 地理位置, 历史, 政府 and economics have in their own communities and across the globe. As they learn about individuals who have made an impact on the world, they also explore ways they themselves can make a positive impact in their communities.   利用地图, 一手资料和第二手资料, 时间线, and discovering the importance of different perspectives, our students build citizenship skills and gain an understanding of the forces that shape their communities locally and globally.

 

在四年级和五年级, students 工作 collaboratively; they use maps, 图表, 时间线, 一手资料和第二手资料, and develop research and citation skills as they explore and write about what makes each region of North America unique. They also examine and discuss the 历史, 地理位置, 政府, and economics of each region and what connects different regions to one another and to the world. The curriculum focuses on North America before the founding of the United States, as well as the first several decades of the republic and the 历史 of 加州. Students learn about the cooperation, conflicts and different perspectives that defined our early nation.
 

科学/蒸汽

Creativity and collaborative problem-solving are essential to every content area, so even Gooden’s youngest students participate in hands-on, experiential 科学/蒸汽 activities. Students in Kindergarten through third grade are presented with purposeful content to encourage their curiosity and cooperation, and engage them in learning about what natural and human-made things are, how they 工作 and our impact on them. 从四年级开始, the science and STEAM curriculum are integrated, and include the exploration of earth science, 环境科学, 生命科学, 物理科学, engineering and structural formations, as well as collaborative problem-solving around global issues. 

 

社会情绪学习

第二步是以研究为基础的, social-emotional curriculum that uses relational lessons and activities based on best practices in the fields of social-emotional learning, 教育, 和心理学. 古德学校 uses this curriculum to support our students as they

- Develop a growth mindset and apply research-based goal-setting strategies to their social and academic lives
- Learn how to build their emotional vocabularies, practice identifying their own and others’ emotions, and recognize the importance of labeling and processing their emotions
-Learn how to recognize kindness and act kindly toward others, and how to develop empathy by learning strategies to take others’ perspectives
-Learn how to process strong emotions, 描述他们的问题, identify the wants and needs of others, and explore the best possible solutions and strategies to the social and academic problems they encounter