Elementary School Curriculum
In 2012 we will begin to implement the Core Knowledge Sequence at Ta'iala Academy. This is an exciting move for our school and the families we serve.
"The idea behind the Core Knowledge Sequence is simple and powerful: knowledge builds on knowledge. For the sake of academic excellence, greater fairness, and higher literacy, Core Knowledge provides a core curriculum that is coherent, cumulative, and content-specific in order to help children establish strong foundations of knowledge, grade by grade." (See Core Knowledge Foundation)
To prepare students for the Sequence, we recommend parents buy the grade-appropriate book from the "What Your __ Grader Needs To Know" series and read the book with their student. Copies can be ordered here. These books contain background information, read-alouds, and most of the core content the students will be learning in the school year.