Lower School - 3rd to 6th Grade

  • 3rd Grade to 6th Grade Monmouth County Elementary Program

    Project-based academics driven by children’s interests challenge Grade 3-6 students, who play an important role in the design of their learning experiences. For a child to advance, they need to understand abstract ideas, not just those things which can be observed.

    Children at this age organize their thoughts and plan their investigations. They begin to separate facts from opinions and develop meaningful peer friendships, which aid in their social and emotional unfolding.

    Curriculum

    They are developing a sense of independence, and a growing confidence to solve problems and perhaps even to take risks. These students begin to show a capacity for self-evaluation.

    In this classroom, reciprocal relationships exist among people, ideas, and the natural and built world. There is a merging of content and skills across all academic and intellectual disciplines.

    Children in this classroom rely on their reading, writing and analytic skills to apply and construct a deeper understanding across all subject areas. They continue to use symbolic languages to communicate their theories, feelings, and understandings.

    Building Relationships

    They are developing a sense of independence, and a growing confidence to solve problems and perhaps even to take risks. These students begin to show a capacity for self-evaluation.

    In this classroom, reciprocal relationships exist among people, ideas, and the natural and built world. There is a merging of content and skills across all academic and intellectual disciplines.

    Children in this classroom rely on their reading, writing and analytic skills to apply and construct a deeper understanding across all subject areas. They continue to use symbolic languages to communicate their theories, feelings, and understandings.

    These children are well prepared to move on to our Outdoor School, Grades 6-8

    Lower School

    Grades 3-6 – Literature

    The children in this grade 3 to 6 class are welcomed into an environment immersed in literature study on a daily basis.

    Grades 3 to 6 – Sign Language

    In French, the students will be introduced to the early basics of the French language by employing each child’s natural inquisitiveness. Topics and direction will be determined as students make requests in an open dialogue with the instructor, during the flow of conversation.

    Grades 3 to 6 - Math

    The 3-6 math program covers a wide range of topics, staggering to accommodate learners at all levels and all stages of readiness. An emphasis is placed throughout the year on building fluency in computation, which is not dependent on memorization, but on an in-depth understanding of how numbers work in our base 10 number system.

    Grades 3 to 6 – STEAM

    The purpose of this class is to allow students to study and understand the use of technology in several disciplines, specifically Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. The focus of the class is to allow students to work in both small groups and individually to understand how technology is used in these disciplines both now and in the future.

    Grades 3 to 6 – Work Time

    Work Time is designed to provide our students with an opportunity to actively engage with the school environment and to take a meaningful and self-directed role in learning. Because children are naturally curious and eager to understand their world, it is important to provide time and opportunities for them to deeply explore concepts and topics of interest to them.

    Electives

    Street Games

    The weather is getting warmer and it’s time to go outside and play some games. In this class we will play different outdoor games that children and teenagers have played for ages. Kickball, Wiffle Ball, Kick the Can, Hide and Seek, Tag, Four Square, Hopscotch, and Crack the Whip are just a few examples of games we might play. On Tuesdays we plan to travel to the Harbor School and play on their campus while on Thursdays we will play at school. Participation is a must. Having fun is also required!

    Stage Makeup

    Explore the world of stage makeup. Students in this class will begin by learning about the different materials used in creating special effects on stage and in film. They will then learn techniques and apply stage makeup to create various personas.

    Essentials

    Eatontown High School Essential Classes
    Essentials classes offer skills and challenges

    Our Essentials Classes enables us to invite local professionals, parents, grandparents, community members, and even fellow students to teach or co-teach classes. We offer a wide variety of topics that reflect the interests of our students and offer skills and challenges that we feel are important.

    Areas of study have included arts, music, games and sports, creative writing, community service, gardening, technology, engineering and much more. 

    Acting and Improv

    Are you a dramatic person? Do you like to yell out the first thing that comes to mind? If so, you may be a natural at improvisational theater, which is designed to help actors and entertainers step out of their comfort zone and speak publicly without fear of embarrassment.

    Cheerleading

    Cheerleading consists of an enthusiastic, dynamic, fun, hardworking group of young men and women who commit time to the overall success of their team. Dancing is moving rhythmically to music, moving quickly, and in a lively manner. During this class, students will come to know themselves better kinesthetically and be challenged to work together as a team.

    Guitar

    This class will move from the basics of beginner guitar to intermediate level. Students will learn first position chords, music theory, single note rhythms and rock riffs, all through the teachings of today’s music and songs. They will also take a look at some history in music, and where the songs they are learning come from

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