Multiage & Single Graded Information
Our Multiage classrooms allow for students to learn with the same teacher for two concurrent school years. Community and Yahara Elementary Schools offer Multiage 1-2 classrooms and Multiage 3-4 classrooms.
Multiage students receive the same Social Studies and Science curriculum as single-graded students. It is taught on a rotating basis over the two years that they are in multiage. All curriculum is taught to a student’s ability and students receive the entire curriculum for each grade level.
Multiage classrooms provide continuity and stability for students over two years, in an effort to eliminate transition time for students and teachers in the fall.
Our single-graded classrooms are probably a bit more like what you were familiar with as a child. Single-graded students are assigned to a new homeroom teacher for each school year.
It is feasible for a student to be a part of the Multiage 1-2 classroom and to then be placed in a Single-Graded classroom for his/her Third Level and Fourth Level years (and vice versa).
Social Studies and Science curriculum within the single-graded classrooms is identical to that within the Multiage classrooms and is taught on an annual basis. All curriculum is taught to a student’s ability and students receive the entire curriculum for their grade level.
- The Multiage classrooms are a two-year placement commitment
- Multiage classrooms are made up of students from two grade levels, whereas single-graded classrooms are made up of students from only one grade level
- Gifted & Talented opportunities are available to both Multiage and Single-Graded students
- Multiage and Single-Graded classroom teachers serve together on committees concerning curriculum
- Multiage students are separated by grade level for Human Growth & Development and standardized testing
- Students from both Multiage and Single-Graded classrooms have many opportunities to work and socialize together (Drama, Lyceums, etc.)
Curriculum taught in all classrooms
The curriculum taught in both Multiage and Single-Graded classrooms is identical. All lessons are organized around our district curriculum and follow state guidelines. Teachers use the following strategies in their classrooms:
- thematic and integrated instruction
- creative problem solving
- critical thinking
Instructional Material used in all classrooms
- quality children’s literature
- hands-on materials
- reference materials
Edgerton Elementary teachers strive for classrooms that . . .
- are child-centered
- are interactive
- have high expectations
- are cooperative
- are stimulating
- allow student choices
- provide flexible grouping
- encourage acceptance
- are positive and fun