Curriculum

 

Literacy

 

READING: Wildwood Elementary uses a balanced literacy approach and Benchmark Literacy as its K-6  core reading program.  More information on this program can be found at www.benchmarkeducation.com/literacy/.



Math 

2ND grade, like all of Wildwood Elementary, implements the Math Expressions program. It is organized into six mathematical content strands that cover a number of skills and concepts. The six concepts are:

Operations & Computation
Numeration
Patterns, Functions & Algebra
Data & Chance
Measurement & Reference Frames
Geometry

The Math Expressions program uses hands-on manipulatives, games and Home Links to ensure mastery of the concepts that are taught.  By completing Home Links with your child and working with flashcards, math games or computer games you can help build a strong mathematical foundation for your child.

In order to meet individual needs, students are divided into flexible groups during our math block.

Science 
2ND grade uses the FOSS (Full Option Science Series) This programs emphasizes discovery learning and focus on the skills of observation, comparing, and communicating information learned using a hands-on approach.

 


Health
The Great Body Shop curriculum is a comprehensive health and substance abuse prevention curriculum. Topics include: safety, decision making skills, nutrition, the heart, feelings, growing, drugs, germs, skin and muscles.

Social Studies 

2ND grade uses  the Daily Oral Geography program and supplements it with whole class instruction. The topics covered follow the Minnesota State Standards.  Current Events are taught using the Time for Kids weekly magazine.

 

Our Mission

The mission of Wildwood Elementary School, the joyful Zephyr family dedicated to building the foundational pathway of learner agency and personal excellence, is to ensure that each student has intrinsic passion for life and learning with compassion for oneself and others, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • A culture of exploration, play, wonder, and creativity
  • An equitable learning experience for all 
  • A community that builds authentic relationships, a sense of belonging, collaboration, and trust 
  • A culture that views challenges as opportunities to persevere and grow 
  • An array of exceptional and global learning experiences that cultivate academic, social, and emotional growth
Wildwood Elementary School ISD #832
8698 75th Street North, Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 651.407.2100
Fax: 651.407.2125
Attendance: 651.407.2108
Our School
At Wildwood Elementary School, we honor the whole child and teach future-ready skills of inspiring curiosity, embracing change, and turning ideas into action. Our talented teachers and staff members work with students in small class sizes and nurture a culture of excellence that has become the expectation and norm. Our students learn social-emotional skills alongside academic core areas in order to gain the foundation for academic success. In addition, they have the opportunity to engage in learning with specialists in gym, art, media, music, and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) classes. Our elementary school is surrounded by green space and our students enjoy recess at our natural playground and attend classes in our outdoor classroom. We have an engaged and supportive parent community who volunteers and supports the school with academic opportunities and tools. Our District is a leader in engineering and science and we value academic areas that will spark curiosity, fuel creativity, and instill a lifelong passion for innovation in our students.