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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Rotterdam District Curriculum
The Rotterdam English Language Arts curriculum is one that encourages students to develop not only reading skills, but to also develop writing, speaking, listening, and language skills that can be applied to other subject areas. The writing portion of the curriculum emphasizes many skills including writing for different audiences and purposes, and the development of process-oriented skills that help students learn how to craft a piece of writing. The curriculum includes requirements for literacy in social studies, science, and technology.
The Rotterdam math curriculum is one that develops students’ understanding of core mathematics concepts from the earliest grades. Emphasis is placed on the skills of algebra, geometry, and data analysis so that students are proficient with a range of problem-solving techniques. The development of mathematical literacy through word problems and communication of mathematical thought are goals of the curriculum. As students progress from grade-to-grade they further refine and develop their knowledge of these procedures and concepts and learn to apply that knowledge to problems inside and outside classrooms.
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Rotterdam District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The town of Rotterdam is part of the Mohonasen Central School District, which also includes parts of Colonie and Guilderland. The district serves 3,000 students and is made up of two elementary schools one middle school, one high school. Rotterdam’s schools offer English Language Arts and math classes that are based on internationally benchmarked standards. All other classes, including science, social studies, and the arts, are based on the New York State Learning Standards. State assessments call upon students to exhibit inferential reasoning in their reading abilities and assess students on their mathematical problem-solving skills.
We currently cover the following Rotterdam-area school district: Mohonasen Central School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Rotterdam Educational News
- Students Learn About Sustainability - Fifty-Five Draper Middle School Living Environment students visited the Donnandale Farm in Galway recently. During the visit, students learned about the farm’s history and completed a sustainability case study.
- Local STEM Programs - Dr. Christine LaPlante and Bob Swanick of Hudson Valley Community college visited Mohanasen High School. LaPlante told students about the college’s STEM programs. Swanick described the college’s enrollment process to the students.
- Pinewood Career Day - Pinewood students and guests took part in the school’s 5th grade career day program. Men and women from the community took time out of their days to tell the students about their careers. Among the presenters were an architect, a production manager, and a corrections officer.
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Chalk Talk: What Parents Can Take from the Pre-K Experience
Pre-K can be a challenging time for children. For many, pre-K marks the first time they encounter clear expectations about their behavior and development of knowledge. This can be troublesome for children who have a hard time adjusting to new expectations, new people, and new schedules. To smooth this transition, parents should discuss the changes with children before they happen. Let children know what they will be expected to know and how they will be expected to act. Sending a child into a classroom with this information can help prevent the problems that come along with unexpected changes. Once a child is used to the pre-K routine, listen closely to the types of experiences they talk about each day and what impacts them as they learn. You will be able to use this information for years to come as you may see that your child is effected significantly by their peers, or that a certain part of the learning process is frustrating, or that they are developing a specific set of interests.