2800 Forest Avenue, Berkeley, California 94705, United States
Emerson Elementary School staff are dedicated to the academic achievement and social development of all children. Their highly trained teachers work collaboratively to provide their students with a challenging and engaging curriculum and are qualified to deliver the best in everyone. In addition to their core curriculum of reading , writing, mathematics , science and social sciences, they have creative, cultural, physical education, cooking and gardening. Students at all grade levels go on field trips throughout the year, culminating in a science-based overnight field trip for their fourth and fifth graders.
They create community and self-respect on a regular basis and at their monthly all-school meetings, where children identify positive citizenship qualities and celebrate their talents and accomplishments through music , poetry, spoken word, and skits. They practice a positive approach to student development, teaching children to do things on the Emerson Way. Their fifth graders learn how to contribute to the community by participating in school service programs such as teaching in lower grade classrooms and working in the library, cafeteria and school yard during the year.
Emerson classroom teachers are implementing the Teacher's College Reading and Writing Project (TCRWP) as a curriculum for literacy. This research-based literacy program builds on the strengths of students as readers and writers to read and write fiction and non-fiction texts.
In reading, the curriculum elements include full class and small group instruction with personal time for reading "the right books" on a regular basis, classroom reading aloud, and spelling / word practice. Students realize in writing that their ideas are relevant and worth writing about. Students use their voices at all levels to experience writing in three genres: narrative, information, and opinion. Teachers meet with students on a regular basis to provide additional instruction and feedback on their reading and writing progress.
After School Program
Emerson children and parents enjoy the world of babies. Emerson 's popular after-school enrichment program supports children from kindergarten through fifth grade. The program is primarily financed by the California Department of Education, the After-School Learning Program, parents' fees (based on a sliding scale) and additional resources. BUSD Bears, BUSD Learns)
The software is structured to prolong the school day. Through engaging closely with instructors, administrators and unique on-site activities, students are motivated to learn. Each day, their children can be seen playing sports, games, drama, languages, and, of course, their homework.
Their fundamental goal is to enable children to achieve their full potential through academic, recreational and cultural enrichment. They are actively working to strengthen contact between Emerson and the families they represent.