Learning Explorations at Charles Drew

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  • Reading, writing, math, science, and the arts are all essential skills to develop in children at a young age. The more children learn when they are young, the better they become as adults. We want to teach your children the academic skills they will need to prepare them for their next level of learning.

  • Reading and Writing

    Students learn to read, write, speak, listen, and use language at an early age. At our school, we provide students with the skills necessary to be successful from their school years through their careers. Our reading and writing instruction helps students use a balance of informational and literary resources. It also provides opportunities to use academic vocabulary in speaking and writing. Students also learn how to write using text-based evidence.

    In elementary school, your child will learn core subjects and develop fundamental skills. Language skills are taught from first to sixth grade through spelling, writing, and reading. Many public school programs will observe the progress of your child and place him in language courses that are appropriate to his learning style and progress.

    Recommended Reading and Writing Resources

  • Mathematics

    Our mathematics instruction builds conceptual understanding, develops students’ procedural fluency, and promotes higher-order thinking skills. In learning and understanding mathematics, our students develop “habits of mind”. They learn math strategies, talk about the math they are learning, and solve problems. These mathematical practices help students learn to apply mathematics to real-world situations. 

    What does an elementary school curriculum look like?

    Elementary school is a fun and challenging time for your child. It's a time to build friendships and discover new subjects and special interests. The elementary school curriculum is usually a general education that exposes your child to arts, music, math, and literature. As scholars learn and takes classes in each subject, they will find out the subjects that stimulate them the most.

    Mathematics is also taught in this manner. Beginning with basic arithmetic and moving on to geometry and basic algebra, your child's experience of learning math in elementary school will build upon itself. Most schools ensure that each year your child is admitted to a program that is a natural level above where he left off at the end of the previous year.

    Recommended Mathematics Resources

  • Science

    Science helps our students engage in inquiry-based learning from a critical thinking approach. Engaging lessons allow students to experience science directly or through rich multimedia. Our instructional approach puts students in positions to research and find solutions.

    Science is generally taught to the entire class, and science fairs are commonplace in elementary schools. Additionally, your child will have regularly scheduled physical education and art classes, rounding out his academic experience. Check out our Science Page!

    Science is generally taught to the entire class, and science fairs are commonplace in elementary schools. Additionally, your child will have regularly scheduled physical education and art classes, rounding out his academic experience. Check out our Science Page!

    Recommended Science Resources
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  • Social Studies

    Social Studies helps our students develop informed and logical decisions for the public good. As citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society, and interdependent world, we teach our students how to be informed citizens. The foundation for Social Studies teaches our students to ask questions and think about topics in areas of American history, geography, economics, civics, and government.

    Recommended Social Studies Resources

    Everything social studies!