Because language serves as a foundation for much of what your child learns during the elementary years, reading, writing and oral expression skills are emphasized. Building on the foundation of sound, phonics, writing and grammar skills enable students to construct an instinctive sense of their language.
In the elementary classroom enriching activities give keys to language as your child undertakes the study of words, their origins, spelling and grammatical function. Children begin this adventure with the fascinating history of language from the distant past to the present. Knowing that language continually changes, reflects history and ties together the subjects of the curriculum. Reading, writing and spelling skills blossom through the work in all subjects. Writing develops in connection with explorations, research and experiments, as children want to share what they have discovered. Creative writing allows children to acquire very early in life a valuable tool for self-expression. Reading becomes an important means to satisfy interests.
Lessons are given individually or in very small groups. Having acquired the mechanics of language and a sense of its history and spirit, your child will be drawn to experience poetry, prose, drama, dialogue and discussion as these relate to their developing skills and their understanding of our language.