Lobitos Academics: ECE – 2nd Grade
McGlone Academy’s ELA-S and ELA-E instruction for our Lobitos is grounded in the power of early literacy education. Our littlest kids are taught letters, letter sounds, and basic sight word acquisition. By the time they leave 2nd grade, kids are reading complex text and responding to reading through text-based writing. Students receive support through programs such as Estrellita and Reading Mastery. You will find small groups running in all classes to support sight words, fluency, and reading comprehension in order to build the love of reading in our youngest readers.
Lobitos math blocks have a strong focus on “number sense” development. At McGlone Academy we believe that students will best learn the skills of problem solving by actually teaching through problem solving. Teachers utilize the Engage NY curriculum as a tool to support the rigorous shifts in the Common Core math standards. Math blocks are comprised of an inquiry or problem based question aligned to a standard and math focus, a standards-based mini lesson, and student exploration time. Our kids will utilize a variety of strategies, hands-on manipulatives for exploration, and supporting visuals to solve their math problems!
At McGlone Academy we highly value our specials and arts classes and believe they are key in giving our students opportunities to be well-rounded, college and career ready human beings. Everyday a student at McGlone receives one hundred and forty minutes of blocked specials time.This includes, on a rotating schedule: Gym, Music, Art Studio, Technology and Steam Lab, and Science Class. Teachers in all classes value student voice, choice, and rigorous content exploration. Our kids have the opportunities to experience everything from technology skills to self-directed art studio.
English Language Development (ELD)
McGlone Academy engages students with a differentiated language development block utilizing the EL Achieve curriculum as a tool. Kids engage in a variety of language driven tasks that utilize 4 domains: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. During ELD blocks you will find kids engaging in a variety of language tasks in order to practice their language skills within each of the four language domains.