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Academics

PRE-GRAMMAR STAGE

(GRADES k-2)

WHAT WE WILL DO IN THIS STAGE
GUIDED DISCOVERY
EXPLORE, FIND THINGS
USES LOTS OF TACTILE ITEMS
SING, PLAY GAMES
CHANT
RECITE
COLOR, DRAW, PAINT, BUILD
USE BODY MOVEMENTS
SHORT CREATIVE PROJECTS
SHOW AND TELL
DRAMA
HEAR/READ/TELL STORIES

 
 

GRAMMAR STAGE

(GRADES 3-6)

WHAT WE WILL DO IN THIS STAGE
LOTS OF HANDS ON LEARNING
PROJECTS
FIELD TRIPS
DRAMA
MAKE COLLECTIONS
DISPLAYS, MODELS
DRILLS, GAMES
INTEGRATED SUBJECTS
TEACH AND ASSIGN RESEARCH
PROJECTS
RECITATIONS
MEMORIZATION

 

LOGIC STAGE

(GRADES 7-8)

WHAT WE WILL DO IN THIS STAGE
TIME LINES
CHARTS
MAPS
DEBATES
PRESUASIVE REPORTS
DRAMA, RE-ENACTMENTS
EVALUATE AND CRITIQUE
FORMAL LOGIC
RESEARCH PROJECTS
ORAL/WRITTEN PRESENTATIONS
GUEST SPEAKERS, TRIPS

RHETORIC STAGE

(GRADES 9-12)

WHAT WE WILL DO IN THIS STAGE
DRAMA
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
RESEARCH IN MAJOR AREAS WITH
GOAL OF SYNTHESIS OF IDEAS
MANY PAPERS
SPEECHES
DEBATES
GIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
ORGANIZE ACTIVITIES
IN-DEPTH FIELD TRIPS
WORLDVIEW DISCUSSIONS