Curriculum Guide - 2nd grade
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Category: 2nd grade

Literacy, SK - Grade 4

In Senior Kindergarten through fourth grade, literacy skills are taught through the Reading and Writing Workshop model that all of Lausanne's Lower School teachers are trained in at the Columbia University Teachers College. This curriculum model incorporates mini-lessons where skills are explicitly taught through guided reading and writing groups, independent work time and conferring with a teacher and learning specialist. Reading workshop teaches reading and comprehension strategies... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Math, Grade 2

Math- Students continue to build on mathematical skills from the previous school year, and practice skills as well as gain new skills through math centers. All activities are taught through large and small groups as well as partner games to practice skills as well as work one-on-one with their teacher. Topics covered include numeration, operations and computation, data and chance, measurement, geometry and patterns, functions and algebra. Specific skills for this grade can be found at http://... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Science, Grade 1 - Grade 4

Students in grades 1-4 connect their classroom science learning through units of inquiry and apply their knowledge when they go to the LS science lab 2 times in a 7 day rotation. Our experienced science teacher, Dr. Frassinelli, guides students through a science teaching model that includes hands-on science labs and partner work. It truly becomes one of our LS students’ highlights of their day. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

World Languages, Grade 1 - Grade 4

All Lausanne Lower school students benefit from daily language instruction. Having gained a strong foundation in both Mandarin and Spanish in the early childhood years, students in grades 1-4 expand on their language skills. In these lower school grades, studetns receive daily Mandarin or Spanish from native speakers through an alternating language scheduled. 1st grade students receive 4 days of Mandarin and 3 days of Spanish instruction of 30 minutes each. Our world language teachers follow ... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16

Co-Curricular, Grade JK - Grade 4

1st-4th grade students take part in a full 7 day co-curricular rotation, as they travel to a specialty class each school day. In addition to a STEAM class, ANTS (Acquiring New Technology Skills) LS Lynx also receive instruction from skilled specialist teachers in Art, Music and Physical Education. All Co-curricular teachers apply learning from the classroom instruction to their specialty area curriculum. Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Aug 16