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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Salem District Curriculum

The Language Arts curriculum at Salem City Schools begins with children taking part in the Daily 5 and CAFÉ. The Daily 5 helps children’s habits of reading, writing and working independently lead to a love of literacy. They begin by just learning just a few skills and then each year more skills are added. CAFÉ stands for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, Expanded vocabulary. Each student sets goals during their conferences so that they can work to improve each area in the CAFÉ program, according to their needs.

Social Science is a combination of the science and social studies curriculum in the early elementary years. Through reading, writing, touching, manipulating, creating and questioning, the students are able to learn about these topics. This allows them to think critically about the world around them. The hands-on approach is continued as the curriculum divides and students begin to learn about the beginning of their world, the nation, and the State of Virginia.

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Salem District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs

The Salem City Schools use the resources available to help children want to learn every day. Their methods are based on the Virginia Department of Education’s Standards of Learning which defines the standards and expectations for learning at each grade level and translate into classroom teaching objectives. The data gained from assessments is used to help students achieve the established learning goals; when a child needs additional help teachers are able to focus in on the areas of weakness and help them use their strengths to understand difficult content.

We currently cover the following Salem-area school district: Salem City Schools.

Keeping Informed: Recent Salem Educational News

  • Community Services - The district works with many community partners to provide students with beyond the classroom learning. Several students were recognized for their work with the local animal shelter recently. These students help with the animals that have been rescued or dropped off. They each received a certificate for their hard work and diligence.
  • Art Fund Raiser - Salem High School art students held a fundraiser, “Dessert With the Arts.” At this event guests were served ice cream while they listened to live music. The students displayed their work, which was judged. Part of this event was an announcement of the recipient of a scholarship.
  • Forensics Team - The Salem City Schools has a forensics team that has won several state championships in a row. These students learn pieces of works that are presented to them and then interpret the work in their own words. The students compete against other schools, either in their vicinity, or if they progress, at the state level. Several former members of this team are now working on their law degrees.

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Chalk Talk: How to Survive 'The Science Fair'

Parents and children can go into a panic state at the mention of a science fair. The time and expectations that are involved can be overwhelming. To overcome these worries help the child realize that they should begin thinking and working on their project early. Talk about different projects that interest the child, then make sure that the project interests and excites the child so that they will be willing to work on it for the next few months. Make sure that there is resource material, at least three sources, that they can use for reference. Also check the experiment that is to be performed for safety. If it is not safe help aim the child in a different direction. Also make sure that any supplies needed for the experiment are readily available and that there is enough time to complete the experiment, the report and display before the due date. If all of these details are examined, and worked through, some of the fear that the words science fair bring can be alleviated.


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