4th and 5th Pullout Classes
The fourth and fifth grade Language Arts and Math classes are formal pull-out classes which meet twice a week for 40-minute sessions each. Students participating in these classes have been formally identified for these groups.
High Ability Learner (HAL) students who participate in our Math Challenge Program study various topics throughout the year. Topics which may be covered, but not limited to could include problem-solving skills, algebra, geometry, team building, probability and statistics, fractions/decimals/ratios/percentages, as well as measurement. Emphasis is placed on mathematical problem solving skills through various units of study. Students in both fourth and fifth grade participate in the national Math Olympiad competition.
Language Arts Challenge
HAL students who participate in Language Arts Challenge classes focus on topics such as shared inquiry though the Junior Great Program, novel studies, research, creating book walks, and creative writing. Activities may vary from year to year depending on student interests and needs. Some activities incorporated into these topics may include creating multimedia presentations, literature discussions, and debate.