Elementary Core Curriculum
The elementary math program focuses on developing basic skills and fundamental mathematical understanding over time. Students are taught these concepts through a “spiraling” sequence so they develop mastery over time. Students participate in many different math activities and hands-on games individually, with a partner, in small groups and as a whole class.
Math Standards: |PA Common Core |
English Language Arts
A balanced literacy approach provides each student with rich experiences in reading, writing, listening, speaking, phonics, word study and grammar, with a large portion of the language arts block dedicated to guided reading. Leveled readers are used during guided reading instruction to differentiate instruction so that all children read on their appropriate reading level. This approach provides the opportunity to accelerate children to the next reading level as soon as they demonstrate mastery. Writing is emphasized at each grade level using the 6+1 Traits of writing — developing ideas, sentence fluency, organization, word choice, voice, conventions and presentation. Students use these traits as they progress and are exposed to different genres of writing as they progress through our system.
Resources: Balanced Literacy Program | Parent Guide to Comprehension Strategies
Language Arts Standards: | PA Common Core |
The Oakview science program promotes inquiry-based learning, allowing students to develop understanding through questioning, analyzing information, and communicating with others. Students work cooperatively to build analytical skills such as observing, recording data, categorizing, creating journals, and communicating results.
Science Standards: Pennsylvania
Social studies topics share a common theme - people relating to and interacting with other people in their environments. The central theme of social studies is the study of people and their behavior in a variety of past and present situations. The following are subject matter areas of emphasis: political science; geography; economics; peoples of the nations and world; social studies skills and processes; and history.
Social Studies Standards: Pennsylvania
Special Area Subjects
In addition to the core curriculum, students participate in art, music, library, instructional technology, and physical education classes each week.
Special Area Subject Standards: Pennsylvania