K-2 Curriculum
3-5 Curriculum
Excel Program
K-2 Curriculum

Reading
New Albany Elementary has developed a balanced approach to teaching children to read. Our reading instruction includes: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and text comprehension. Programs include:

McMillian McGraw Hill Reading
Lessons combine direct skill instruction, vocabulary development and leveled books.

Saxon Phonics and Spelling
Provides supplemental reading instruction for direct, explicit and systematic phonics and vocabulary development applied to comprehension.


Accelerated Reader
Students participate in a computer based program to increase fluency, practing decoding skill and text comprehension.

Leveled Text for Guided Reading
Small group instruction designed to use increasingly challenging leveled books to develop effective reading strategies.

Breakthrough to Literacy
Computer based program for kindergarten students to practice letter identification, phonics, phonemic awareness, listen and read along with stories.


Language
Our curriculum is a balanced program to develop the student in all language areas. This includes sentence structure, spelling editing, and journal writing. Our goal is for each student to become independent writers.

Shurley English
The Shurley Method provides a step-by-step approach to teaching grammar and writing skills. Lessons are complete with detailed teaching strategies, student practice, and countless resources with which to promote student success. Although new skills are introduced regularly, previously studied skills are maintained through repetition throughout the year. Because most of the skills are reinforced in the classroom, homework will be significantly reduced. Boasting "English Made Easy," The Shurley Method is a strong addition to our curriculum.

Mathematics
Saxon Math / Houghton Mifflin Math
A hands on success orientated program which emphasis manipulative and mental math, and addresses a multi-sensory approach to teaching while enabling all students to develop a solid foundation and language of math. Concepts are practiced over a long period of time and presented to students in carefully sequenced small pieces. All concepts are practiced repeatedly in succeeding lessons.

Rotation
K-2 students participate in a thirty minute rotation each day. This enables New Albany Elementary to offer the student a variety of additional subjects.
 
  • Library
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Citizenship
  • Art
  • Computer Lab
  The computer lab host 30 individual computers all with Internet capability and student friendly software. In addition to the scheduled computer lab rotation, the computer lab is available daily for teachers to access and use with their whole class.

Social Studies
Science and Social Studies are integrated into the curriculum through the reading program, as well as, with the use of thematic units.

Excel
New Albany Elementary prides itself in a program for intellectually gifted students in grades 2 - 5. This class offers opportunities for challenging, creative learning in a small group setting.
New Albany Elementary | 874 Sam T. Barkley Drive | New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: (662) 534-1840 | Fax: (662) 534-1843
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