Roberts Elementary was one of first schools to
become authorized IBPYP schools in the state of Texas. The complex
program ensures that our students are exposed to advanced level thinking
through inquiry instruction and questioning skills. The components
of the program also include a learner profile, learning the concept of
international mindedness through understanding others’ differences, common
assessment techniques, and action - the concept of taking responsibility and
making a difference. Our students learn increasingly advanced skills in these
areas and the culmination of their learning is the fifth grade “Exhibition.” Exhibition
requires students to engage in a collaborative, transdisciplinary inquiry
process that involves them in identifying, investigating and offering solutions
to real-life issues or problems. Read more...
Roberts Science Enrichment Lab is an inquiry driven classroom for the students
to have the opportunity to be in control of their own learning. The lab is an
extension of what is being taught in their classroom and both the science
teacher and classroom teacher work together in developing seamless lessons that
compliment the work from the classroom.
2-5 record their learning in their Science Notebook (SNB). The SNB is set up
just as the brain is; each ‘hemisphere’ of the SNB stores information
differently. The left side of the SNB reflects what the students have learned
in their own way - through pictures, cartoons, maps, brainstorming, lyrics or
timelines. The right side of the SNB is where the students jot any factual
information such as vocabulary words and definitions or answers to questions
from their textbook.
and 1st graders keep their ideas flowing through multiple sensory activities
and finish with a picture or activity to reinforce what they inquired about in
lab. The science lab is not only a place for the students to be exposed to
science tools or the scientific method, but just as importantly, they will be
guided in figuring out different problem solving strategies and ways to find
their answers. Hopefully, this will teach them to enjoy and relish the
experience as much as finding the answer!
Roberts uses a combination of Go Math and Math in Focus:
Singapore Math to support students’ mathematical understanding through
real-world and hands on experiences that are aligned to the Texas curriculum
Our goal is to create a deeper understanding of concepts
through problem solving. Beginning in Kindergarten, students will build their
number sense and the relationship between concrete and conceptual ideas which
will later lead to higher level mathematical thinking in the upper grades.
Elementary subscribes to a workshop format for writing and includes instruction
in the full writing cycle: brainstorming, planning, drafting, editing and
revising. The writing curriculum provides daily opportunities for students to
practice informal writing (journals, interactive notebooks, or other formats)
as well as formal pieces of writing, both fiction and nonfiction.
workshop includes a mini-lesson and time for students to write independently
while the teacher confers individually and/or with small groups. Mini-lessons
often include the works of published authors as examples of the craft of
writing. Time for sharing, either with a partner or the whole group, is part of