St Michael's Country Day School | PreSchool
Our preschool teachers have an excellent understanding of the unique needs of a young child’s development and provide expert guidance as they take their first steps into school. During this full day program, the children learn about colors, shapes, numbers and letters and also about sharing and taking care of their materials.
PreSchool, early childhood, age 3, newport, education, Pre School, Day Care, Montessori
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SECOND GRADE

Riegel_161027_0624When they move into second grade, children enter a new stage in their learning. The climb up the stairs to the second floor of the Mason House, and having a desk of their own are just two of the signs that they are  taking greater responsibility, working more independently, and being increasingly accountable for their learning and actions.

Second grade students continue to develop their skills through guided reading and start to make the important transition from learning to read to reading to learn.

Through the Singapore math program students further develop their understanding of place value and begin to add and subtract larger numbers using regrouping. They solve story problems using the strategy of model drawing and continue to develop problem solving skills.

Riegel_161027_0635Throughout the year in science, they explore how the physical world has changed over time through an integrated curriculum that moves from rocks, fossils and volcanoes to the formation of islands and a study of the ocean. The opportunity to explore various themes allows the students to learn and develop important research skills through their investigations.

Classroom projects include making a travel brochure about an island, as well as which  creating an individual ocean-related project that is reflective of the growth they have made in working responsibly and independently. Second graders participate weekly in French, music, art, library, physical education, science, technology and drama classes taught by specialists who work closely with the classroom  teachers to integrate the curriculum so that subjects are studied in depth and from many viewpoints.