The West Fargo Elementary Schools use a Block Schedule. This schedule allows for strategic flexibility for the school and teaching staff to better organize the day for instruction with less fragmentation of children missing classroom activities due to special services and specialty classes throughout the school day. It will also allow some students to attend specialized reading or math classes during the same blocks as their peers and not miss other instructional content, as each grade level will instruct specific material at the same time.
Students will participate in PE/Health daily and receive instruction in Music or Art on alternating days, along with a scheduled block for library instruction during each rotation. The time of day when specials occur is consistent; allowing children to develop secure routines.
Classroom teachers meet to plan collaboratively during the scheduled specials block regularly. This provides an opportunity to look at student needs based on identified skills and curriculum (as noted by our MAP assessment data and other formal and informal assessment data.) Students may be divided into small groups and/or different configurations to provide them more learning opportunities.
This schedule allows for many unique opportunities to help children learn and grow.