Social Studies comes to life at Greene! Through an emphasis on critical thinking, primary resource analysis, historical thinking, research, and project-based learning, our students become historians. As our students progress through each grade level, they will take a journey to our local communities, the California Gold Rush, Japan, and Mexico - to name a few of the stops through our curriculum.
Each learning adventure will commence with an immersion experience that introduces the theme. Students will then conduct in-depth investigations that will demonstrate the knowledge and skills they have gained. The unit will end with a culminating activity that demonstrate a meaningful product created by the student.
At Greene, we encourage and inspire our students to be confident and competent mathematicians. Using the Singapore math program, our educators provide a variety of concrete hands-on experiences to bolster numbers sense that students can apply to more abstract mathematics.
We emphasize student ability to communicate mathematical work which inherently prepares our learners to share their thinking with others. Additionally, we understand that engaging student intelligence in every modality (auditory, tactile, visual, and kinesthetic) is fundamental to successful teaching and learning.
The Greene School Science curriculum was created specifically with a focus on the academically advanced child. Our learners rarely think in one modality which is why a tailored science curriculum is a necessity.
The goals for our Science curriculum include our students' ability to analyze real-world problems, understand the concept of systems, and design, as well as conduct, scientific experiments. Utilizing Full Options Science System (FOSS), our students experience the work of real Science in the application of data handling skills, analyzing information, evaluating results, and communicating their understanding.
Our Language Arts curriculum is geared toward fostering a lifelong love of literature. Students read literature that is at a minimum, one grade level above their chronological grade placement. Our readers communicate ideas and judgments about literary works that span a wide range of genres. The Language Arts program incorporates the areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing. These areas are viewed as one unified subject in which each of the five areas supports the others while enhancing thinking and learning. In addition, the knowledge, skills, and strategies of language arts are integrated throughout the curriculum; enabling students to solve problems and think critically and creatively in all subject areas. We encourage our students to apply spoken and written vocabulary to real-world situations.
Public Speaking is another essential component of our Language Arts curriculum. Students have the opportunity to present in front of their peers as well as adults: improving communication skills, increasing self-esteem and enhancing organizational skills to give students the power of persuasion. Public Speaking is a lifelong skill that translates across all career paths.