Individualized Reading Program
Our reading program begins in the classroom but extends to an individual reading program. Our classroom teachers work with children to learn phonograms and begin reading aloud daily in an instructional-level text. In addition, all children participate in an individualized reading program three times a week. Your child’s reading teacher provides individualized instruction in decoding, word knowledge, fluency, vocabulary, reading strategies and measuring comprehension.
Students understand the importance of order in communication, whether written or oral. They demonstrate oral and written knowledge of upper and lower case letters and Spalding phonograms, in addition to basic spelling rules. Students are excited to write and show their voice in their writing. Basic phonics rules are taught and applied to reading and writing daily.
Students develop basic writing skills using daily lessons that fit into every language arts program. Our writing curriculum lessons include music, food, science, movement, and manipulatives to keep your students engaged in the writing process. Students will learn punctuation and capitalization rules in addition to proper letter formation.
Students receive instruction in and demonstrate the ability to perform basic mathematical functions and problem-solving in various areas. New World’s Math Program covers a sequential development of skills by providing many practical experiences that can be found in various manipulatives, group lessons, projects, and activities, which help students make real-life connections to mathematical concepts.
Science & Lab
Students explore and are exposed to a variety of science topics and themes through the use of reading, discussion, and participation in group and individual projects. They acquire introductory concepts and skills associated with a variety of technological devices. Projects and weekly Science Labs help unlock their interest in how things work while developing basic problem-solving skills.
Studies show that computer science jobs are our future. Computer science is not just about learning technology, rather it is about logic, problem solving and creativity. Kids today begin using computers at a young age, but don’t get instruction on proper use until much older. The educational technology curriculum educates students to meet challenges with logic and creativity using a variety of technologies. Our curriculum provides students the opportunity to learn and practice the four arts of computational thinking (decomposition, pattern matching, abstraction, and algorithms) on a basic level. Our software is designed to teach young children everything from basic mouse, keyboard, and navigational skills to more advanced concepts including basic coding. Children think and problem-solve in order to build something or complete the computer detective mission. Technology and Computational thinking are always integrated as a tool, not just taught in isolation.
Introducing Engineering challenges to children at a young age allows them to explore and use the disciplines they have learned in all areas of the curriculum including math and science. Students participate in hands-on design challenges based on their real-world experiences and problems. When groups of students work together to answer questions like, “How should I make a bridge for my action figure to cross the bowl of water” or, “What material should I use to make my boat carry 5 pennies without sinking?” they collaborate, think critically and creatively, and communicate with one another.
Using a theme-based approach, our global studies program explores topics that are meaningful to students of this age. Students begin to understand the smallest parts of the world around them while gaining awareness of their place in family, school, community, country and the world. Your child learns an appreciation of cultures and languages which increase their understanding as their world expands. A globally educated student exhibits characteristics that include specific content knowledge, a commitment to service of others, fluency in one or more world languages, international experience, and skills to analyze and solve problems collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds.
To enhance our reading program, our library program plays a major role in fostering literacy. Emergent literacy behaviors and pre-reading skills are found in our library program. Literacy-related activities engage students and encourage spending more time with books. Parts of a book and the various types of literacy are taught while enriching their reading experiences.
In addition to the Accelerated Academic Curriculum, students are also actively engaged in Fine Arts including Music, Art, and Spanish. We believe introducing these concepts to early learners paves the way for a lifelong interest in these fields and opens doors for children to explore these new careers of our future.
The Art Masterpiece program is designed to introduce significant works of art to children and build an appreciation for fine art while enhancing their lessons in Social Studies, Science, Geography and other subjects. Lessons are taught on a monthly basis, usually eight per school year. The lessons last for one hour and include a “hands on” art activity. The purpose is not to teach specific art/craft techniques, but rather to increase the child’s awareness of art. Elements of art and principles of design are introduced in fun ways that the children can easily grasp.
Students participate in a wide range of musical experiences including movement, games, singing, recognizing music terms and listening to various styles of music.
Exposing children to the language and cultures of others is extremely beneficial and can result in enhanced academic achievement in reading, math, and social studies. Through games, songs, and activities, students learn a whole new world of language.
The Barb-a-loot curriculum has our preschool and Pre-K classrooms participating in activities that are an extension of the curriculum the children do each day in their regular classroom. Classes meet once a week for 30 minutes, where teachers treat the children to a variety of hands-on activities structured to help them grow both socially and academically. NWLA understands that children develop best when they have interaction between knowledge and experience.
We strive to empower students to make good decisions and see themselves as one with their own unique set of abilities and personalities. Our goal is to help students develop as moral, civic, good-mannered, non-bullying, healthy and successful beings.
Monthly Guest Speakers
We have arranged for several guest speakers to engage students in various topics throughout the year. The children participate in hands-on interactions and discussions to bring the real world into their academic environment.
Science, technology, engineering, math and computer science skills are increasingly important in school and career success, as well as in daily life. New World Learning Academy shares code.org’s vision that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.