Here at Beth Emet Elementary School, we believe that every student should have the opportunity to achieve academic excellence and develop the skills necessary to succeed in life and future academic environments. In order to help motivate all our students to reach their goals, we have designed the curriculum to engage, stimulate, and encourage students to apply themselves to their full potential, along with instilling a love for learning.
Our core curriculum consists of Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Spelling, Handwriting, Grammar and Mechanics, Mathematics, Social Studies and Science. Students learn new concepts and skills that build upon each other at each grade level in a logical, sequential way that fosters success. Across the curriculum, our teachers nurture the development of good study and organizational skills.
By integrating the development of speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary and writing skills the Language Arts program ensures that all students have the opportunities and resources to develop the proficiency they need to pursue their academic, professional, and personal goals.
Using a Balanced Literacy approach we are able to integrate all the areas of Language Arts on a daily basis. This methodology gives us the opportunity to be flexible to meet the individual needs in each student’s learning profile. Comprehension skills taught in Reading are emphasized in all curricular subjects.
Our Mathematics curriculum is comprehensive at all grade levels, and designed to help build conceptual understanding, skill proficiency, problem solving facility, and logical reasoning. We challenge our students by moving at an accelerated pace which allows teachers the flexibility to customize the program. In Math our teachers focus on real-life problem solving and student communication of mathematical thinking. We also emphasize differentiated instruction, using various methods for skills practice.
Social Studies education helps students acquire the perspective to appreciate History, Geography, and understand modern society. It fosters respect for the dignity and worth of all people, loyalty to democratic ideals, and the skills necessary to accept the right and responsibilities of citizens. Through the Social Studies curriculum, students learn to integrate significant facts, concepts, and generalizations from history into their own experiences. Derech Eretz, making the world a better place for all to live, is a central theme in all social studies teaching. As students increase their knowledge and understanding of world history, they develop an awareness and appreciation of ethnic and cultural differences, and become capable of connecting personal experiences to people of other nations and cultures.
For more on our Science curriculum, please see the STEM tab.