Gifted & Talented
Ridge Elementary School offers enrichment classes for those students identified as gifted. The children develop creative and critical thinking skills while working on projects integrated with the core curriculum.
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The Accelerated Reader (AR) program is designed to promote reading. Students are required to take the STAR. test during the first few weeks of school. This test determines the students' reading level. The student is informed of their reading range and will select library books in their range. After reading a book, the student takes a test on the computer about the book. Teachers will set individual reading goals according to the students' reading range. Students who meet their goal will be rewarded each nine weeks. Log on to Home Connect to view your child's progress!!
Updated November 29, 2012
FrenchMadame Maryvonne Legaillard and Madame Donna Segura are very happy to be teaching introductory French to the 4th and 5th grade students at Ridge Elementary. The students are introduced to the French language and culture through a communicative approach to second language learning. They acquire and practice French in the context of real-life situations, classroom activities, games, songs, poetry, and drama.
According to foreign language standards, the first two years of instruction focus on the following areas:
*Students learn phrases that permit them to interact with each other and with
members of the community in a culturally appropriate manner on a variety of topics.
*Students role play in French everyday situations.
*Students ask and answer questions in French about topics, such as family, school, animals, familiar objects, and possessions.
*Students understand oral and/or written statements in French on familiar topics, such as people, animals, common activities, time of day, and weather.
*Students identify and recognize products and symbols of the francophone world (including Canada and Acadiana), such as foods, types of dwellings, flags, and famous monuments.
*Students demonstrate in French an understanding of basic concepts they are learning in other classes, such as weather, math facts, and simple measurements.
*Students cite examples of French words used in English, English words that are used in French, and cognates.
*Students listen to music from the francophone world (including Canada and Acadiana), sing songs in French, or play musical instruments from francophone cultures.
It is the sincere wish of both Madame Legaillard and Madame Segura that Ridge Elementary students will take French beyond the classroom, into the homes of family and friends in the French community of Acadiana, and perhaps, eventually travel to other French-speaking countries or use French in the workplace .
Updated December 19, 2012
The focus of the choral program is to develop young musicians through the study of melody, harmony, rhythm, musical form, musical pitches as well as music from around the world.
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