Fundations® provides research-based materials and strategies essential to a comprehensive reading, spelling, and handwriting program. Fundations makes learning to read fun while laying the groundwork for life-long literacy.
Students in kindergarten receive a systematic program in critical foundational skills, emphasizing:
- phonemic awareness
- phonics/word study
- high frequency word study
- reading fluency
- comprehension strategies
- handwriting and spelling
Wondering how you can help your child at home? Check out the Fundations Parent Home Pack under the 'Parents and Students' drop down menu on the Jacques website. By clicking on the link, you will find important information and additional letter and reading activities you can do at home with your child.
No teacher resource in recent decades has had a greater impact on primary mathematics education than Mary Baratt-Lorton’s Mathematics Their Way. The goal of the activities is to develop understanding and insight of the patterns of math through the use of concrete materials. Students will discover and explore while developing skills in addition, subtraction, pattern recognition, and more.
The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching emphasizes academic, social, and emotional growth in a strong school community. The four key domains of responsive classroom. include: creating learning tasks that are active, interactive, appropriately challenging, purposeful, and connected to students' interests; nurturing a sense of belonging, significance, and emotional safety so that students feel comfortable taking risks and working with a variety of peers; creating a calm, orderly environment that promotes autonomy and allows students to focus on learning; using knowledge of child development, along with observations of students, to create a developmentally appropriate learning environment.