In grades 3-5, KLA Academy students actively engage in learning new, increasingly complex skills and strategies, celebrating mistakes as learning opportunities while developing their independence.
You will see a difference in your Upper Elementary student as they deepen their knowledge and prepare for Middle School. With social-emotional development as the program’s foundation, students expand their creativity and capacity for wonder, develop independence and autonomy, and build a sense of community and belonging.
Upper Elementary Programs
The Workshop Model: Reading, Writing & Math
The Workshop Model is a teaching structure that asks elementary students to take charge of their own learning, becoming active and deeply engaged in their work and development of understanding. This approach allows teachers to provide a balance between explicit instruction and exploration of possibilities that are presented.
This model promotes deeper understanding, providing differentiated support individually, within small groups and as a whole class. This level of engagement via the workshop model ensures students are actively learning the skills, strategies and concepts they need to master throughout the year.