Curriculum

The kindergarten curriculum shall include development activities in the following areas:

  1. Language experiences, including oral, listening and visual activities;
  2. Creative experiences, including  music, dramatics, movement, arts and crafts;
  3. Personal growth experiences, including motor skills development, health safety, nutrition, and self- concept development;
  4. Social living experiences;
  5. Environmental and science experiences;
  6. Mathematical experiences.

The curriculum for grades one, two, and three shall include the following curricular areas:

  1. Language Arts
  2. Mathematics
  3. Social Studies/Citizenship
  4. Science
  5. Fine Arts
  6. Motor Skills Development and Health/Safety Education

The curriculum for grades four and five shall include the following curricular areas:

  1. Language Arts
  2. Mathematics
  3. Social Studies/Citizenship
  4. Science
  5. Fine Arts
  6. Health & Safety Education
  7. Physical Education

EXCEL Program at Chandler

Yankeetown students may receive EXCEL services for the gifted and talented students in grades four and five at Chandler Elementary School.  This program exists as a transfer program where students are assigned to a classroom with a gifted/talented instructor to work on units and projects as well as the regular curriculum.  Student achievement test scores, cognitive skills index (I.Q.), current grade average, and teacher recommendation will be used to make the determination of students who qualify for EXCEL services.