Social Emotional Learning Summary

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All Live Oak students participate in developmentally-appropriate activities designed to enhance and strengthen their social emotional fitness. Important elements of the curriculum include developing their skills around self-awareness, empathy, advocacy, collaboration, and global awareness. Live Oak students learn about taking responsibility for their actions, how to have ownership over their learning, and how to solve […]

Drama Summary

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Live Oak’s middle school drama program encourages  an appreciation for the dramatic arts while developing students’ theatrical skills. Students participate in dramatic play, explorations of drama theory, visits to local dramatic performances, and a variety of dramatic productions. In addition, students read plays, study the history of theater, explore theater in various cultures, and learn […]

Spanish Summary

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Beginning in the fourth grade, all Live Oak Students participate in a Spanish program designed to develop an appreciation for the Spanish language and Spanish speaking cultures, an increased understanding of the structures of spoken and written language, and the ability to communicate in Spanish.  Classes are led in Spanish with students engaged in interactive […]

Physical Education Summary

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The Physical Education program at Live Oak is designed to help students acquire lifetime fitness habits, develop both fine motor and gross motor skills, and build a strong foundation of personal health and safety. The program exposes children to a wide variety of physical activities from ball sports to dance. Students learn to move with […]

Music Summary

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Live Oak’s Music program seeks to develop in students an affinity for music and dance from around the world, an increased understanding of and ability to express oneself through music and movement, and skills and techniques for reading, writing, and playing music. Classroom activities engage students in the experience of music and movement using percussion […]

Art Summary

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Across all grades, Live Oak’s art program encourages and inspires students to use and display their creativity. In addition to making art, Live Oak’s program is concentrated on developing an appreciation and understanding of art across the globe,  now and throughout history. Exploration of a variety of mediums is designed to improve motor and thinking […]

Science Summary

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At Live Oak, Science is an integral part of learning, which capitalizes on children’s natural curiosity about their world. By applying scientific skills and thinking routines, students develop an understanding of the universe and practice using that understanding to help others. The curriculum includes the use of research materials, experiential activities, discussion, cooperative learning and […]

Social Studies Summary

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The Social Studies curriculum at Live Oak explores the relationships that affect and define people and place over time.  Students begin with their own personal experiences, then reference that understanding in exploring the more abstract experiences of the distant past or faraway places. Concept-driven investigations at all grade levels encourage students to see patterns and […]

Language Arts Summary

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Live Oak School builds students’ literacy skills by incorporating meaningful situations into their lesson plans. Across all grades, students read and write daily in whole class, small group, and independent activities. Students read for information and write to express understanding, gaining appreciation for real-world application of their practice. Using a workshop structure, teachers constantly assess […]

Mathematics Summary

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The goal of the Live Oak Mathematics curriculum is for students to approach mathematical problems with confidence, curiosity, and the ability to apply problem-solving strategies with speed and success. Teachers incorporate real world investigations that build understanding of mathematical concepts and their applications in meaningful contexts. Students are exposed to a variety of strategies and […]