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Elementary (3-6) / Overview

Mrs. Tasha Holliday

2204 Briarwood Way
Birmingham, AL 35243

Phone:            205-776-5800
Fax:                 205-776-5815

Third through Sixth Grade Hours           8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Regular Office Hours                                7:30 am - 4:00 pm

The elementary school years represent a time of great growth in knowledge, academic skills, and independence in studies. Specific content areas, such as social studies and science, are expanded and students learn research skills. Students grow academically as they progress from learning to read to reading to learn, and they develop independence as they become increasingly accountable for their study and organizational habits. Learning in grades three through six occurs in a challenging, affirming environment with appropriate expectations in classrooms that use teaching methods suited for varied learning styles. These years of growth are important for developing a love of learning and for building a solid foundation for learning in all areas of life.

All students in grades three through six participate in the Foundations and Frameworks reading program. With an emphasis on comprehension, this program uses literature to promote deep thinking. Students are taught reading strategies, interpretation of literature, and critical thinking skills that connect literature to life experiences. These skills are framed in a biblical perspective.

A traditional academic program that includes Bible, reading, math, language arts, social studies, and science is emphasized. Instruction is also given in music, art, Spanish, band, library skills, computer, and physical education. Instruction in all areas challenges students to use their God-given abilities to glorify Him.

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