The kindergarten program is developed around a variety of themes relating to children's interests with set curriculum requirements integrated into each theme. The program incorporates a balance between play and structured activities. Daily activities include circle time, crafts, early literacy, early numeracy, social studies, science related activities, centers, music, recess, daily physical education, library, computers, and cooperative play. Kindergarten participates and is involved in school assemblies, school concerts performances and special event or spirit days throughout the year.
A. L. Horton Elementary offers a solid academic English program from kindergarten to grade six.
- French as a Second Language (FSL) to grade 4-6 students
- Regular classroom music K-3
- Grade 4 hand chimes
- Grade 5/6 band
Grade 1-6 classrooms follow a structured model for language learning. The Balanced Literacy and Comprehensive Literacy programs are research based and embrace good teaching practices. The school's literacy focus incorporates the 6+1 Traits of Writing program to increase overall student proficiencies in writing. Just recently staff member's have been compiling these literacy programs into a program called Daily 5 and the Literacy CAFE. Please contact your child's teacher if you would like more information on these programs.