Primary Grades Enrichment Program
All students in kindergarten through third-grade meet once a month for an enrichment class with the building HAL Facilitator. Our curriculum for these students consists of using Primary Education Thinking Skills (P.E.T.S.) and the Math Pentathlon Programs. Students who demonstrate exceptional strength during each whole-group P.E.T.S. lesson are identified and pulled at a later date to work on an enrichment activity in a small group setting to further enrich their learning. Below are specific descriptions of both programs.
Primary Education Thinking Skills
This is a systemized enrichment and diagnostic thinking skills program that can be easily integrated into an existing primary curriculum. P.E.T.S. serves the dual purpose of helping in the identification of academically talented learners and developing higher level thinking skills in students of all abilities.
Math Pentathlon Program
This is a series of interactive problem-solving games for grades K-7. It is designed to develop students' abilities to connect arithmetic concepts and skills with geometric/spatial and logical/scientific reasoning. These games are a powerful and motivational tool which attracts students from a broad range of abilities/learning styles. They also allow students to spend more time on task developing basic skills, critical reasoning processes, and strategic thinking.