The Orchard Friends School curriculum is aligned with New Jersey Core Content Standards. We utilize a wide array of texts, materials, software, technology and teaching strategies for instructional purposes. OFS also uses diverse multisensory techniques as determined by the needs of each individual student.
All students receive instruction in Literacy, Math, Social Studies, Science/Science Activities, Computers, Art, Health and Physical Education.
Literacy/Reading and Language Arts
- Edmark Reading
- Just Writing
Literature is a cornerstone of our Reading Program. As a result, the students sample a wide range of literary selections and styles.
The curriculum has included:
Aesop’s fables; poetry; fairy tales.
Another unique feature of the OFS Language program is our “Idiom of the Week.” Idiomatic and figurative language can be very challenging for our students, so we provide direct instruction in this area. Idioms are chosen by the faculty and are shared with parents via our school calendar and weekly newsletter so the concept can be reinforced at home.
We use a multi-sensory approach to math and utilize the following materials:
- Geosketch software
- Mathpad Plus software
Grades 1-3: Habitats; food chains; volcanoes; geysers; planets; atoms; the human body.
Grades 4-6: Classification of animals; ecology; sound; light; the nervous system; chemistry; dissection.
Grades 7-8: Living things; cell structure; life cycles; reproduction; plant structure; geology.
Grades 9-10: Environmental Science
In addition, our very popular Adventure Friday program affords the opportunity for students to explore topics in a hands-on, experiential manner.
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