KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH GRADE
Lower school CURRICULUM
EXPLORING, DISCUSSING, REFLECTING + REFINING
Lower School Curriculum
At Woodlawn, Lower School students are immersed in the process of learning: exploring, discussing, designing, creating, reflecting, and refining. Lower School core classes consist of language arts, social studies, science, and mathematics. Students experience enrichment classes in Spanish, visual arts, life sports, science lab, gardening, life skills, music, and musical theater. Woodlawn offers an integrated curriculum where students make connections between subject areas for greater understanding.
Anchors learning in Real World Experiences
The Lower School math curriculum anchors learning in real-world experiences and establishes strong number sense and problem-solving skills. We believe that students must be challenged to think about why and how mathematics works.Developing a solid understanding of number sense is a top priority in K-5 and math concepts including geometry, measurement, time, money, computation skills, and word problems are explored at each grade level. Students practice and apply these concepts and skills during whole-group, small groups, and one-on-one. Math literature is used to help students see how math is used in real situations and games are used as a fun way to reinforce skills. Many math programs isolate math skills into units and never integrate those units with each other. Students study math in a way that is relevant to the real world: integrated and application based.