Learning at Lyndale
Lyndale Community School is pleased to offer High Five through Fifth Grade academics that are rooted not only in core content, but social emotional learning as well.
High Five Curriculum is Houghton Mifflin. Kindergarten through Fifth Grade Curriculum is Benchmark Advance.
- All teachers provide a balanced literacy experience for all students using focused instruction learning targets that align with state standards at all grade levels.
- All students receive daily core curriculum instruction taught by their classroom teacher.
- All students also receive additional instruction either in a small group or one on one to meet their individual learning needs.
- Teachers believe our students’ unique backgrounds and experiences are the foundation for their literacy.
- Classrooms are print rich and provide culturally relevant materials that are representative of the students at Lyndale Community School.
- All staff work together to ensure that all students receive appropriate interventions and communicate regularly with families on student progress.
- Students also have access to individual literacy intervention through the Lexia Core 5 program which tracks individual progress and provides opportunities for students to work at their own pace.
Bridges is the new curriculum Minneapolis Public Schools has adopted for K-5. Each unit, our teachers will send out a family letter. If you don't get one, please email or send a Talking Points to your classroom teacher.
The core lesson includes Number Corners (whole group, peer discussion, mental math), Work Places (activities that expand on the whole group lesson) and Whole Group direct instruction.
Learn more about it here.
You can expand on the learning at home with fun activities Math at Home.
Science curriculum uses an inquiry approach using hands-on, interactive science kits. Teachers use focused instruction learning targets that align with the state standards at each grade level. The district FOSS science kits are provided throughout the year and contain living and non-living resources to enhance student learning.
Social studies curriculum is focused on foundational ideas in economics, civics, geography and history. Teachers use focused instruction learning targets that align with the state standards at each grade level. Students in Kindergarten through third grade learn the foundational ideas. In fourth and fifth grade they build upon those ideas with a specific focus on geography in fourth grade and history in fifth grade.
Social and Emotional Learning
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum is focused on creating an open dialogue among students and staff that focuses on positive interactions and equity. Second Step is the curriculum used by teachers to meet the state standards. We have monthly citizenship skills and character traits that staff and students focus on throughout the year. AMAZEWorks is a new program that is being introduced to staff that provides a literature component with stories focused on social emotional learning appropriate for different grade levels. More information on these two programs can be found on their websites: www.amazeworks.org/ and www.secondstep.org/.
Lyndale Community School focuses on developing leadership skills in all students. We follow the guidelines created by the students that represent five main components of a Lyndale Leader!
- Listen to and follow directions
- Are respectful and responsible
- Are calm and safe
- Are kind
- Never give up