John H. Finley 
PS/MS 129M

Excellence without Excuses

          Welcome to an exciting school year! My name is Ms. Wright and I have the pleasure of teaching a bridge first and second grade talented and gifted class.  This year we are learning so many wonderful things that integrates learning with the Common Core Curriculum. 

      Our curriculum has changed dramatically!  We are now using material that is steering students towards excellence in all areas of study.  In Language Arts, we are now using the Core Knowledge Skills Strand program which teaches students language at a higher level of thinking.  In this program we teach reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.  Next, in reading, we are teaching ReadyGen.  This program is being taught in many schools around the country.