Every teacher at Emerald is dedicated to designing thoughtful and intentional differentiated instruction to ensure that each child is held to the highest of expectations. Teachers here know that they need to plan varied instruction that challenges and engages all of our students. It is part of what attracted our staff to work in this school in the first place! In the differentiated classrooms you will find at Emerald, individual student needs are considered in the lesson planning process—there is not a one-size-fits-all or “aim for the middle” approach. Through careful design, almost all of the instruction that each child receives is provided in the classroom in an inclusive setting, with a lower teacher-to-student ratio than the majority of schools in the district.Special Programs and OpportunitiesStudents at Emerald have all kinds of other opportunities, such as Talented and Gifted programming, Instrumental Music at 5th grade, full-day kindergarten, preschool, Reading Recovery, English Language Development, Special Education, Title I Reading and Math, Community Liaison support, full-time Literacy Teacher Interventionist, full-time Social Worker, Universal Breakfast, Family Literacy Program, 21st Century Learning Grant which we call “Dragon School”, and a host of other volunteer programs, such as the “Kids’ Hope” mentoring program.Students can also participate in: “Dragon School”, Student Council, Spelling Bee, After-School Tutoring and Homework Support, At-Risk Girls Club, Boulder Valley Art Show, Friendship Groups, Health Fair, Summer School, Chess Club, Battle of the Books, and many other clubs that happen throughout the year.
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