Cumberland Academy Elementary

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Curriculum

Our elementary students are engaged in a comprehensive curriculum designed to develop the whole child. They are encouraged to discover the ever-changing world around them in a nurturing environment with individualized instruction. Access to state-of-the-art technology further prepares students for success in the 21st century. 
 
Technology - Apple, Promethean, Waterford, Successmaker
Highly developed software will be used to reinforce higher order thinking skills in math and language arts. The Waterford and Successmaker programs will be used by each student daily as supplemental reading and math instruction. Each homeroom teacher will integrate technology into his or her curriculum. A very strict code will be enforced for misuse of computers, components, and software.
 
Fine Arts (Art, Music, Violin, Theater)
The Fine Arts teachers will incorporate techniques into the children’s academic curriculum. Volunteer guests and field trips will provide a broader appreciation to the arts.
 

Language Arts
Language Arts encompasses understanding of all elements of language and its construction. As communication has risen in importance in our increasingly interdependent world, expressing one’s self by writing will be emphasized. Age appropriate literature is used along with instruction in Social Studies, allowing students to follow society’s growth in value and technology. Teachers use Spalding’s Writing Road to Reading program as their primary method of instruction for language arts. More information about Spalding may be found at www.spalding.org.

Mathematics
Saxon - www.saxonmath.com Motivation Math
Computation, concepts, and word problems are all critical to a solid math program. It must be remembered that mathematics is a cumulative skill. A child who has not grasped the concept of place value cannot do subtraction with regrouping or double digit multiplication. Saxon math is the primary method of instruction for math. More information about Saxon may be found at www.saxonmath.com.
 
Physical Education/Dance
Physical education is essential to the education of the whole child. The P.E. and dance curricula has been organized to help each child achieve his or her full physical potential. Activities include those that promote general fitness, gross motor skills, balance, coordination, and agility.
 
Reading
Spalding - www.spalding.org Motivation Reading
Every child has an opportunity to read both orally and silently every day, and comprehension is checked accordingly; each child is observed and evaluated on good reading habits. Teachers, staff, parents, and students are encouraged to utilize reading for the purpose of learning, research, and pleasure.
 
Science
A sense of curiosity, careful observation, accurate record keeping, making inferences, and drawing conclusions are skills that are possessed by the young scientist. Students visit a science lab 2 to 3 times per week allowing them a hands-on approach to science. Science lends itself to a natural integration with math, art, reading, and many other subjects. Work in this subject includes independent projects.
 

Social Studies
In Social Studies, children learn geography, history, sociology, economics, and anthropology. Social Studies may be combined effectively with many different aspects of the language arts and other humanities. Work in this subject includes independent projects.

Note: At the end of the year, students will be rewarded for achieving honor roll during the school year. Only students who have obtained all A’s or B’s during each six (6) weeks will be rewarded.