Students at Crofton Woods have numerous opportunities for enrichment in all curricular areas. Student outcomes in Reading / Language Arts have been organized into a framework for instruction for each quarterly marking period. This framework provides for balanced instruction in reading, writing, listening and speaking for each nine-week period. Reading materials, including both fiction and non-fiction, are utilized. Grouping decisions in the classroom are based on diagnosed needs for a variety of different purposes. This flexible grouping allows the teacher to meet effectively the needs of his / her students in different areas of instruction.
Reading and writing experiences are both narrative and expository based, and integrated within the content areas of science, social studies, and mathematics. A computer laboratory featuring MacIntosh computers provides the technology for extending and enhancing learning associated with all aspects of the curriculum. Supervised Internet access provides the opportunity for global communication and exploration to appropriate sites.
Our classrooms provide an "open space" environment for instruction, as was common at the time of school construction. Typically, students are assigned by grade level to a very large "pod" which contains teaching space for four homeroom classes.