The students in our Intermediate Class are encouraged to become lifelong
learners. The curriculum is rich with real-life themes and integrated
units of study that are based on questions and concerns the students
have about themselves and the world around them: Who We Are; Where We
Are In Time and Place; How We Express Ourselves; How The World Works;
How We Organize Ourselves and Sharing the Planet.
Students work independently, as well as in pairs and groups, to create a
collaborative working environment and promote effective learning.
Students are encouraged to be reflective and responsible for their
learning. Lessons and units of study are designed to meet New York State
English Language Arts Learning Standards in reading, writing and
speaking. Content areas are incorporated into the units of study and are
aligned to both the NYS Social Studies and the science curriculum.
Similarly, the math curriculum is aligned with the new state core
curriculum requirements that include adaptive reasoning, strategic
competence, conceptual understanding, and procedural fluency. In
addition, our math curriculum closely follows grade specific state
standards that define what students should understand and be able to do.
Technology is incorporated into all content areas. Laptops and iPods
are provided for daily use and students are encouraged to view
technology as an integral part of their learning.