Curriculum — Elementary School
Temple Beth Am Day School has a coherent, cumulative core curriculum in both Judaic and general studies, which instills values such as: honesty, industriousness, inclusion of others, respect and kindness; which gives students step-by-step mastery of procedural knowledge in mathematics and language arts (in both Hebrew and English); and which gives them mastery of content knowledge in social studies, science, the arts, Judaic studies, and Israeli history and culture.
Our own unique Curriculum Maps outline for faculty, parents and the public: content; student skill-set; means of instruction (activities and procedures); resources; technology; and assessment for each subject area in every elementary school grade. Additionally, our maps indicate how we address our “bookends” of students — those who need remediation and those who need additional challenge. Remediation is delivered both in and out of the classroom by our Learning Specialists (in blue on the maps) and enrichment is provided both in and out of the classroom by our Enrichment Specialist (in red on the maps). Both the Learning Specialists and the Enrichment Specialist also support the classroom teacher in providing differentiated instruction for the students they service.
The rigorous, yet flexible, general and Judaic studies curriculum, the talented faculty which accommodates for the unique capabilities and aptitudes of each student, the use of technology, the emphasis on character education and Middot (values) readies Temple Beth Am Day School students to be productive, creative and successful members of their society. Temple Beth Am Day School students are the future leaders of the Jewish community and the United States.
Click below for Curriculum Maps for specific subjects and grade levels.