Before they move up to middle school, Corbett Prep students take time to reflect on lessons they learned in the International Baccalaureate Programme and how they can use this knowledge from the IB perspective to give back to the community. Please join the fifth grade class on Friday at one of two performances of their Exhibition where they share what they have learned to inspire others.
3rd, 4th, 5th and Multi-Age 3rd/4th GRADEs
In the Intermediate Division, we promote student-led discovery, each student's unique talents, cooperative learning, a positive can-do attitude, and a strong student work ethic.
The program is challenging, relevant, engaging, and stimulating. Intermediate Division standards and benchmarks are integrated throughout coursework and units of inquiry. Developing a dynamic instructional context for learning comes with a “choreography” of how to work solo as well as with partners, teams, small groups, as well as in large group instruction. We value work that organizes a variety of structures for learning that will mirror real life expectations.
All students in Intermediate are members of the Leadership Council, which performs community service within and outside of Corbett Prep.
Fifth graders complete the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme with a special research project and Exhibition.
Families may choose between a class with students of the same grade or select multi-age, where third and fourth graders work cooperatively in a leadership dynamic. The students come together again in fifth grade.
Corbett Prep students in third, fourth and fifth grade Spanish classes studied the cultural traditions surrounding piñatas before crafting their own and using their language skills to present them to classmates.
Students will enjoy a morning of storytelling, sharing and writing on Friday, April 28 as Corbett Prep welcomes three authors to campus. The writers will talk to students about their experiences and motivations. Afterward, students will divide into smaller groups with older students acting as buddies for younger ones. The older students will read to the younger students and help them use a story planning sheet to begin their own writing process.
The goal for Corbett Prep students is to make connections across disciplines and relate what they learn to life. International Baccalaureate (IB) Units of inquiry provide the opportunity to incorporate both local and global issues in the content of the curriculum. Woven throughout our program is the inquiry model framework from the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), which works in combination with the M.O.R.E. Model (Multiple Options for Results in Education), developed at Corbett Prep and based on best practices and research in education. These inquiry lessons are correlated to national and state standards. Throughout the year, students will work toward mastery of these learning targets through engaging themes.
“Our children live in a global, digital world, a world transformed by technology and human ingenuity. Given the rapid rate of change, the vast amount of information to be managed, and the influence of technology on life in general, students need to apply current skill sets, as well as develop new skill sets to cope and thrive in this changing society.” The goal is to prepare our students for the 21st century as students, citizens, and workers. As society changes, the skills needed to negotiate the complexities of life also change. To achieve success in the 21st century, students also need to attain proficiency in science, technology, and culture, as well as a thorough understanding of information in all its forms. (enGauge 21st Century Skills: Literacy in the Digital Age, http://pict.sdsu.edu/engauge21st.pdf)