Beth Emet Elementary School provides a supportive and trusting environment which enables each student to gain confidence, grow and take risks. Our learning environment stimulates and challenges children to develop and enhance the academic skills, leadership skills, and character values, necessary to succeed beyond our school and in life.
By integrating the development of speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary and writing skills the Language Arts program ensures that all students have the opportunities and resources to develop the language skills they need to pursue their academic, professional, and personal goals. The program also seeks to develop in students a love of language, reading, and writing that will be a source of pleasure for them throughout their lifetimes.
By using a Balanced Literacy approach we are able to integrate all the areas of Language Arts on a daily basis. Using this approach gives us the opportunity to be flexible to meet the individual needs in each student’s learning profile.
Our Mathematics curriculum is comprehensive at all grade levels, and designed to help build conceptual understanding, skill proficiency, problem solving facility, and logical reasoning. It provides thorough coverage of state and national standards, and allows teachers the flexibility to customize the program. In Math our teachers focus on real-life problem solving and student communication of mathematical thinking. We also emphasize differentiated instruction, using various methods for skills practice.
Science is a systematic investigation of the ever-changing world around us. Our students utilize the scientific method as a means to derive specific concepts or ideas. These concepts become the basis for further exploration of our scientific world. Students actively construct ideas through their own inquiries, investigations, and analyses, and gain an understanding of scientific topics through hands-on experiments. At each grade level students study physical, life and earth science units that are often connected to other subject areas.
Social Studies education helps students acquire the perspective to appreciate history and understand modern society. It fosters respect for the dignity and worth of all people, loyalty to democratic ideals, and the skills necessary to accept the right and responsibilities of citizens. Through the Social Studies curriculum, students learn to integrate significant facts, concepts, and generalizations from history into their own experiences. Derech Eretz, making the world a better place for all to live, is a central theme in all social studies teaching. As students increase their knowledge and understanding of world history, they develop an awareness and appreciation of ethnic and cultural differences, and become capable of connecting personal experiences to people of other nations and cultures.