Learning to read and reading to learn-Learning efficient reading strategies. Learning meaningful comprehension strategies in fiction and nonfiction texts. Having a variety of experiences with texts to promote literary thinkers.
Writing as a craft - Developing skills and your own voice as an author.
Mathematical thinking - Learning to understand concepts along with skills. Generalize or transfer into other areas of learning.
Developing independence - Learning to take responsibility and become more self directed and capable. Self management promotes strong self esteem and academic growth.
Building Community - Experiencing the value of cooperation and diversity.
Social Skills - Developing empathy and using positive communication/problem solving tools.Science and Social Studies - Become more aware of the world around you and think like a scientist. Hands on activities, reports, and acquiring new information.