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Manzanita Elementary School Curriculum

At PrimeTime Y, we use proven, research-based curriculum aimed not only at expanding the children's minds, but also at building the whole child, from the inside out. Children learn values and positive behaviors, and can explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realize their potential. That makes for confident kids today and contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

We pull from a variety of programs and curriculums including:

AR -The Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader (AR) is the most popular and successful reading product of all time. The Y has chosen this reading system based on the 165 research studies and reviews that support the effectiveness of the program. AR's advanced technology helps make essential reading practice more effective for every student. And, it builds a lifelong love of reading and learning.

Math: AfterSchool Kidzmath

AfterSchool KidzMath is an engaging program designed to provide opportunities for children in grades K-6 to use mathematics in settings outside of the classroom. The games and activities help children learn key math skills while having fun. To meet the unique needs of afterschool programs, the activities are designed for both large and small groups, require few materials, and can be used in structured or unstructured settings.

SRA - Reading Comprehension

The comprehension programs develop vocabulary, information, and comprehension strategies needed for academic success. This program gives readers the opportunity to develop higher order thinking and reasoning tactics. Students read for information and learn to retain new facts and vocabulary. When students read with understanding they tap into an unlimited amount of discovery and learning potential.

Readers Theater

Reader's Theater gives children a purpose for writing, for reading and for sharing their learning by bringing others into the joyful "imagination space" "imagination space" they create. Reader’s Theater "succeeds in giving the same suggestive push to the imaginations in the audience that the act of silent reading gives to the imagination of the perceptive silent reader".    

SPARK PE Program

The most researched and field-tested PE program in the world. The Y uses over 450 pages of reference and resource chapters, cooperative, cultural and aerobic games, dances from around the world, and fun, skill developing sport activities. The SPARK program also uses fun activities such as jump rope, parachute play, jogging games, fitness circuits, and bean bag activities.

Food and Fun

A nutrition and physical activity curriculum designed to help children develop healthy habits during out-of-school time. The curriculum is designed to incorporate lessons and activities about healthy eating and physical activity into regular afterschool program schedules. Food & Fun includes 11 teaching units that encourage healthy behaviors through active play, literacy and math skills development, creative learning, and hands-on snack time activities.

Food & Fun programs are encouraged to work towards achieving the Environmental Standards for Nutrition and Physical Activity.

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