Curriculum

​Developmental (2 Years)

 

Class schedule: T/Th • 9am-1pm

All Classes Curriculum Concepts

"Multisensory learning involves the use of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic-tactile pathways simultaneously to enhance memory and learning of written language. Links are constantly made between the visual, auditory, and kine​sthetic-tactile pathways to in learning to read and spell." (Shelton)

"When taught by a multisensory approach, students have the advantage of learning alphabetic patterns and words with engagement of all learning styles." (Shelton)

All children enrolled in Reading Friends will receive the following:

  • Spatial Awareness - Laterality and Directionality

  • Balance

  • Locomotion

  • Visual-Motor Coordination

  • Rhythm

  • Gross Motor Coordination

  • Fine Motor Coordination

  • Body Image

LANGUAGE

  • Receptive language development

  • Verbal expression

  • Vocabulary development

MATH

  • Number recognition

  • Color recognition

  • Shape recognition

ADDITIONAL CURRICULUM:

  • Perceptual motor training

  • Listening skills

  • Creative art

  • Singing and music

  • Indoor and outdoor play

Primary (3 Years)

Class schedule:  M/W/F • 9am-1pm

Pre-K (4-5 Years)

Class schedule: M-F • 9am-1 pm

LANGUAGE

  • Basic phonetic concepts

  • Sound-symbol association

  • Coding and blending

  • Decoding and spelling

  • Handwriting

MATH

  • Basic math concepts:

    • Addition​

    • Subtraction

    • Fractions

    • Time

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ADDITIONAL CURRICULUM:

  • Vocabulary development

  • Creative art

  • Singing and music

  • Social Studies

  • Science 

  • Life skills

  • Indoor and outdoor play

LANGUAGE

  • Pre-reading skills

  • Letter recognition

  • Receptive language development

  • Verbal expression

  • Vocabulary development

MATH

  • Number recognition

  • Color recognition

  • Shape recognition

ADDITIONAL CURRICULUM:

  • Perceptual motor training

  • Listening skills

  • Creative art

  • Singing and music

  • Indoor and outdoor play

         K1 Kindergarten (5-6 Years)

Class schedule:  M-F • 9am-2 pm

READING

  • Recipe for Reading curriculum

  • Orton-Gillingham methods

  • Multisensory structured language approach

    • Phonemic awareness​

    • Vocabulary development

    • Phonics

    • Reading Fluency

    • Reading Comprehension

WRITING

  • Write from the Beginning writing program & Thinking Maps

  • Focus on critical thinking

ASSESSMENTS INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM:

  • DRA (Developmental Reading Assessments)

  • IRI (Independent Reading Inventory)

  • CTOPP2 (Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing)

SAXON MATH

  • Computation

  • Problem Solving

  • Geometry, measurement, algebraic reasoning, and more

SCIENCE

  • Scientific investigation and reasoning to explore:

    • Force, motion, energy, and matter​

    • Weather

    • Earth and Space

    • Organisms and Environments

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Geography

  • Economics

  • Government and Citizenship

  • Different cultures

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