The flexible primary program uses age-appropriate materials geared to young learners. The curriculum lays the groundwork for children to develop academically, artistically and socially. Teachers build a classroom community with daily morning meetings as the children’s oral language activity is used to plan the day, promote sharing and focus on responsible behavior.
Kindergarten at Artman
• An atmosphere of play and nurturing care helps children make the transition from home or preschool.
• Teachers use play, the work of a child, as a basis for children to learn.
• Unifying themes and learning centers integrate comprehensive pre-academics and spark children's imaginations.
First, Second, and Third Grades at Artman
• Literature-based language arts (reading, writing, oral language, spelling, and phonics), manipulative math, science and health, activity-based social studies and handwriting are taught.
• Teachers use thematic instruction to unify all subjects. Hands-on activities reinforce learning.
• Field trips vary annually; teachers often tie field trips to lessons and curriculum.
• Progress reports and personal portfolios sent home at regular intervals.
• Academic tutoring Program (ATP), Title teachers, and aides team with Learning Support and Speech Therapists to provide remedial support in the areas of language, reading and mathematics.
• Students attend special classes for Art, Music, Library, Physical Education, and Technology once a week for 45 minutes. These classes are designed to nurture and develop the child's creative interests in the Arts.
• To further enhance learning experiences, for students, the K-3 classroom curriculum is supported through technology via software, smart boards and internet usage.
Collaboration and cooperation are the keys to the integration of the Title I and Learning Support Programs at Artman Elementary School. The teachers and aides from both programs work closely with the regular classroom teachers to be sure that students are successful in the regular curriculum. Each week classroom teachers complete an assignment sheet for the Title I and Learning Support staff so that the proper assistance can be given to the students or necessary adaptions can be made to tests. The Title I and Learning Support personnel form study groups based on current assignments and test schedules from the regular classroom teachers. The entire staff of Artman Elementary School works diligently to ensure the success of all students.