Academics at Greenwood Elementary
Greenwood Elementary acknowledges the whole child by offering a balance of programs for all children.
Common Core Standards
Common Core is a real-world approach to learning and teaching. Developed by education experts from 45 states, these K-12 learning standards go deeper into key concepts in math and English language arts. The standards require a practical, real-life application of knowledge that prepares Washington students for success in college, work and life.
The national PTA has a resource by grade on the Common Core with tips for talking to your child’s teacher as well as working with your child.
You can also get more information on Washington State’s plan/transition. The information is found on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) website.
In addition to the ALO differentiation that takes place in the classroom, there are both math and literacy enrichment programs for students who meet the criteria. Participation in these programs is considered a privilege. Students are expected to stretch themselves, tackle challenges with an open mind and positive attitude and keep up with their regular classroom assignments.
Math Enrichment Program
The purpose of the math enrichment program is to challenge students by offering opportunities to dive deeper into curriculum and explore a variety of problem-solving strategies. Students study each mathematic strand, including numbers, geometry, measurement, probability and statistics, patterns and functions, and problem solving. Students build a portfolio of work to share at conference time.
Literacy Enrichment Program
The purpose of the literacy enrichment program is to challenge students by offering opportunities to dive deeper into curriculum and explore a variety of reading and writing strategies. Students study the six traits of effective writing, analyze characteristics of their favorite books and apply those traits to their own writing. Students build a portfolio of work to share at report card time.
Greenwood Elementary also focuses on the following programs during the school day. See each individual page for more information about what is offered:
- Physical Education (PE)
- Visual Arts