Here, at James Singleton Charter School located at the Dryades YMCA, 6th graders aspire to be mathematicians, scientists, and English professors. With a program that focuses heavily on the core subjects, Math, Science, English, and Social Studies, we the teachers of James Singleton's middle school have high expectations for our young future leaders. We spear head a rigorous academic curriculum that includes regular testing with the Scantron Performance Series. Knowing our students' progression throughout the year helps us to create lessons that challenge their minds and stimulate their innovativeness.
Mrs. Danielle Robinson, 6th Grade Math
Ms. Dorian Farrar, 6th Grade ELA
DRYADES YMCA JAMES SINGLETON CHARTER KINDERGARTEN'S ONE TEAM ONE GOAL LIONS ARE ROARING WITH EXCITEMENT!
THE KINDERGARTEN'S PRIDE LAND HAS MUCH TO OFFER FOR EVERY STUDENT. THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE ENTERING SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME GET READY! GET READY! GET READY! ALL WILL BE AMAZED AND EAGER TO LEARN THROUGH DIVERSE, CREATIVE AND DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICES THAT PROMOTES,CHALLENGES, ENCOURAGES, AND NURTURES EACH STUDENT.
EACH CHILD WILL EXPERIENCE AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GROW IN THE MASTERY AND APPLICATION OF: LETTERS AND LETTER SOUNDS, RHYMING WORDS, SIGHT WORDS, PHONICS, CREATIVE WRITING, PUNCTUATION, COUNTING, NUMBERS, GREATER THAN, LESS THAN AND EQUAL, ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION, SHAPES, COLORS, SOCIAL SKILLS, NEIGHBORHOODS AND COMMUNITY WORKERS, SEASONS, PLANTS AND PLANETS, MUSIC, DANCE, VISUAL ARTS, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND LOTS OF LOVE .
In second grade your child should know how to read fluently with expression and be on level. They are expected to begin to reason and concentrate, improve their ability to process information and focus on a specific task. Second graders should work in cooperative groups with a partner or small group. The student should understand the difference between right and wrong and be able to compare and contrast. Second graders work on expanding vocabulary, correctly using irregular verbs and asking and answering who, what, where, when, why, and how questions. Second graders begin to use a dictionary, revise and edit writing and recognize irregular spelled words. In Math they should be able to do single digit mental math in addition and subtraction, multi digit regrouping, understand place value and tell time to the nearest five minutes, using AM and PM.
Messages from the Staff
Hurray for Pre-k!
Singleton’s littlest learners are doing big things in pre-k. Our curriculum focus is letter-sound identification, counting, number recognition and beginning writing skills. But education is not complete without opportunities for creative movement, exploring musical styles, and developing relationships with peers. Daily center time is where joyful play reveals the true work of learning. In the math center, wooden puzzles teach spatial relationships and persistence; in the art center, thematic projects display students’ creativity; and in the dramatic play center, we develop communication skills by modeling real world situations. Our well-rounded Pre-K program provides students with a solid foundation for continued success!
Our goal for our first graders is to become independent learners. First grade is an important, as well as critical period in a child's education. It sets the foundation for learning. Our first graders are learning to gain responsibility. They are expected to follow school rules and adhere to daily routines.