ELA begins with building a strong foundation in phonics before proceeding to more complex technical concepts. Once the transition from learning to read to reading to learn has been made, a student has reached the place in which learning can expand exponentially.
When students study math, they are learning not only how to add, subtract, multiply and divide numbers. Solving math problems helps students develop strong analytical and problem-solving skills that are vital for academic and personal success.
High-quality elementary science education is essential for establishing a sound foundation of learning in later grades and instilling a wonder and enthusiasm for the world and how it works, that lasts a lifetime.
Social studies is an interdisciplinary subject, incorporating geography, literacy, history, civics and current affairs, among other disciplines. It is a crucial part teaching students to be well-informed, critically thinking citizens of their world.