While you’re here, read some of our Intermediate Elementary students’ honest and independent thoughts on school at Spectrum, especially during COVID-19, in this recent assignment from a cohort of IE students.
What to Expect
A balanced approach to literacy, including book clubs, journaling, reports and research, fiction and non-fiction reading, grammar, phonics, and literary round table discussions
Spelling and syntax experienced through word-study
In-depth math study through the Investigations Math program
Social studies and science explored through in-depth, interdisciplinary projects
A strong emphasis on social development
Instrumental Band offered beginning at age 9
Supply List & Resources
Spelling City Each student has a specific sort number that works on a spelling rule or pattern. In class, we work with students to put their words into categories to help them memorize and understand the patterns rather than just individual words.
Khan Academy is a website that helps reinforce math skills your child is learning at school.
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge. The link below takes you to an introductory video with information about setting up an account. Khan is used as a supplement to our applied math program, Investigations by Pearson.
Math Practice Links
1 rain jacket
1 pair of rain boots for Fall/Spring
1 pair of snow boots for Winter (to be brought in when snow begins)
1 reusable water bottle, sanitized and filled at home each day
Backpack: thrift/find secondhand or pick one with a lifetime warranty.
We are excited for the school year to begin!