Salmonberry Learning Center

Class Offerings for 2017-2018

The Salmonberry Learning Center is a Community Based Instruction provider and is a participant in the Orcas School District’s OASIS program.  For more details about OASIS and Community Based Instruction, visit the OASIS Alternative School home page: http://www.edlinesites.net/pages/Oasis_Alternative_School

For more information about our offerings, please contact us via email at info@salmonberryschool.org or call 360-376-6310.

Elementary Math gr 4-6
M, T, Th 9:30-10:30 and Wed, 11:00-12:00.
Instructors: Paul Freedman and Kari Van Gelder
Students will pursue a balanced course of study using both physical and visual models and engaging in significant skills practice.  Math content will cover all strands and will particularly emphasize problem solving strategies and communication.  There will be many opportunities to apply mathematical reasoning and skills to real world challenges.

Materials will include Bridges Grade 5 Curriculum by The Math Learning Center and Prentice Hall’s Course 1 and Course 2.
Elementary Math gr 1-3
M, T, Th 9:30-10:30 and Wed, 11:00-12:00.
Instructor: Linda Henning
Students will pursue a balanced course of study using both physical and visual models and engaging in significant skills practice.  Math content will cover all strands and will particularly emphasize problem solving strategies and communication.  There will be many opportunities to apply mathematical reasoning and skills to real world challenges.
Materials will include Bridges Grade 1 and Grade 3 plus Singapore Math Homeschool Workbooks at various instructional levels
Kindergarten “Introduction to Literacy”
M-TH 1-3
Instructor: Emmy Gran
This class uses a developmental approach to emerging literacy skills.  Whole language strategies will be introduced and hands on math will be explored. Students will be introduced to letters and begin to learn grammatical structures that approximate those of adults. Students will begin to develop number concepts by counting, sorting, ordering, combining and representing as they begin to develop their mathematical literacy.

Methods of assessment for all classes: written assignments, discussion of themes, topics, ideas and experiences, projects, observation, portfolio of work.