First and second graders who have been identified for additional literacy or math enrichment are invited to participate in the following pullout programs:Students learn to use a variety of math strategies to solve challenging word problems and logic puzzles. Students are asked to push their thinking to work through high level math problems by strengthening their individual problem solving skills as well as collaborating with peers to explain their mathematical reasoning. Emphasis is placed on developing strategies to use when solving multi-step, logical, algebraic, and geometric problems that can be carried over to the classroom.
Students read various types of literature and learn to hold inquiry discussions and debates about plot and character development. Students read short stories, poems, fables, and other forms of literature which require them to analyze text and use critical thinking skills to hold high level discussions. This program also emphasizes building new vocabulary through analogies and different word challenge games.