New Albany Elementary has developed a balanced approach to teaching children to read. Our reading instruction includes: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and text comprehension. Programs include:
Students participate in a computer based program to increase fluency, practing decoding skill and text comprehension.
Leveled Text for Guided Reading
Small group instruction designed to use increasingly challenging leveled books to develop effective reading strategies.
Pearson Reading Street
A comprehensive Reading and Language Arts series that offers scientifically research based instruction and online experiences to meet the needs of all students.
Our curriculum is a balanced program to develop the student in all language areas. This includes sentence structure, spelling editing, and journal writing. Our goal is for each student to become independent writers.
Houghton Mifflin Math
A hands on success orientated program which emphasis manipulative and mental math, and addresses a multi-sensory approach to teaching while enabling all students to develop a solid foundation and language of math. Concepts are practiced over a long period of time and presented to students in carefully sequenced small pieces. All concepts are practiced repeatedly in succeeding lessons.
K-2 students participate in a thirty minute rotation each day. This enables New Albany Elementary to offer the student a variety of additional subjects.
- Physical Education and Health
The computer lab host 30 individual computers all with Internet capability and student friendly software. In addition to the scheduled computer lab rotation, the computer lab is available daily for teachers to access and use with their whole class. Two iPad carts are used for K-2 rotation.
Science and Social Studies are integrated into the curriculum through the reading program, as well as, with the use of thematic units.
New Albany Elementary prides itself in a program for intellectually gifted students in grades 2 – 5. This class offers opportunities for challenging, creative learning in a small group setting.