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Elementary School Practices

 
Greathouse Shryock Traditional Elementary School - Louisville, KY At Greathouse Shryock Traditional Elementary School, fifth grade students know they are ready for middle school – and they proudly demonstrate their readiness by presenting a ‘defense of learning’ to educators, in which they share learning artifacts and reflecting on their academic and personal growth as elementary students, now ready for the next stage of Read More

Meeting Street Academy SC At Meeting Street Academy in Spartanburg, North Carolina, three- and four-year-old students attend a full-day kindergarten program rich in learning through play, movement, and hands-on academic activities. Family engagement is also a Meeting Street hallmark, with the school offering a wide variety of opportunities for parents, students, and school staff to build relationships and learn Read More

Cristal Clark West Portland ES Think of your favorite teacher in elementary school – and now imagine how great it would have been to have that teacher for three years instead of just one. That’s what happens at Portland Elementary School in Portland, Arkansas, where upper elementary students loop with their core academic teachers for three years. And since those Read More

Lafayette 1st Grade at work Lafayette Elementary School, (District of Columbia). Lafayette Elementary, the largest public elementary school in Washington, D.C., is by design a close-knit community educating more than nine hundred students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. At Lafayette we believe that equity, cultural awareness, and respect must factor into everything we do as a school community. Four years Read More

Fruchthendler Firebirds Soar to New Heights! Jacob C. Fruchthendler Elementary School, (Tucson, AZ). Jacob C. Fruchthendler Elementary School is an Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA) Gold School. OMA uses instrumental music, opera, dance, theater, and visual arts to help teach reading, writing, math, and science to children in kindergarten through 8th grade. The school has an OMA Arts Integration Specialist Read More

Interactive learning increases student engagement Della Davidson Elementary School, (Oxford, MS). Della Davidson Elementary School (DDES) serves students in third and fourth grades in departmentalized, differentiated classes. Our priority is to focus our instruction to best support and challenge students academically while encouraging students to be resilient in the pursuit of academic success. One of the ways DDES implements academic Read More

Kindergarten students proudly show their favorite books Lakeshore Elementary School, (Holland, MI). Lakeshore Elementary School values the diverse backgrounds of its students, families, and staff. This school year we implemented a new Diversity Committee. The members of the Diversity Committee work to improve school culture, increase awareness, and create an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and welcomed. The committee also created Read More

Twin Lakes Elementary School Twin Lakes Elementary School, (Elk River, MN). Twin Lakes Elementary School has continued to take steps to ensure equity, cultural awareness, and respect in our community and school. For example, upon entering Twin Lakes, all visitors are met with a captivating display of more than 25 flags. These flags represent all of the cultures and Read More

Beach Bling Fashion While Learning About Geology and Invertebrates Soldtona Montessori Charter School, (Soldtona, AK). Soldotna Montessori Charter School has a small population of students with diverse ethnic backgrounds. The school is located on the Kenai Peninsula and within the historic, cultural area of the Kenaitze Native tribe. The school infuses cultural studies throughout all learning. For example, intermediate students spend a great deal Read More

Elevate students frequently collaborate as they grow daily as leaders. Elevate School, (San Diego, CA). Elevate School wants students and staff to grow and thrive. Teachers and staff members participate in multiple growth opportunities, including coaching cycles, safe practice cycles, peer coaching, and a yearly professional development (PD) focus that is data-driven and meets the needs of students. An ongoing central responsibility of school leadership Read More