Traditional Program
In 2018/2019 Canyon Rim Elementary is introducing a new Traditional program track within the school, K-6.

Students will now be able to either follow a Conventional program or a Traditional program at Canyon Rim Elementary.

As part of the Gilbert Public School District, we are excited to be able to offer educational choices for our students and families, based on their needs.

What is Traditional?

In the Traditional classroom, the desks all face the front of the room, and the curriculum is delivered primarily through whole group instruction led by qualified teachers.

The ELA curriculum in Traditional is Spalding K-6. Spalding focuses on precise speech, legible handwriting, spelling, and fluency in reading. Teachers model, coach and provide support when needed. The curriculum is structured, sequential and cumulative.

The Math curriculum is Saxon Math K-6. Saxon Math reinforces incremental learning. New concepts are introduced daily and previously learned concepts are reviewed. In this program, Math is taught one grade level above.

Traditional homework will meet or exceed our usual GPS homework requirements, and there will be an additional reading time of 15-30 minutes related to an Accelerated Reading program.

Our Traditional Teachers for 2018-2019

Kindergarten - Tatum DeCotiis
1st Grade - Francesca Livengood
2nd Grade - Danielle Campbell
3rd Grade - Kelly DeVar
4th Grade - Lee Ann Buckland
5th Grade - Michelle Blakely (new staff)
6th Grade - Elvia Krieger (new staff)

To register your student for our Traditional Classes...please click here or feel free to contact us at 480-984-3216.


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