Here at P.S.195, we prioritize core academics and STEM. Here, you can read more about our curriculum.
Reading and Writing
Our school utilizes the HMH Into Reading as a core ELA curriculum. The HMH Into Reading curriculum is based on research in the essential elements of literacy with scaffolds for multilingual learners and a Spanish-English biliteracy solution. The program encompasses foundational skills, reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, spelling and writing through thematic units of study. Formative and summative assessments, in addition to problem based learning tasks allow us to monitor student progress, and provide real world application of skills.
Our Art program is designed to work in collaboration with our technology program. We alternate each month. In art, our students are learning about artists and their works of art. Students will gain knowledge of various media and how to use them in their art. Students are encouraged to be creative, think outside the box, and take risks in their art work.
Grades pre-k through 5 use enVision Math. EnVision math is a curriculum that uses problem-based learning where students are required to think critically about real world math problems using various math strategies methods and practices to to arrive at solutions. Students are taught to articulate their mathematical process as well as apply critical thinking skills when solving problems.
We are a STEM School! Students conduct hands-on experiments, incorporating technology and thinking skills to have an enriched and enjoyable science experience.
The physical education program at P.S 195 is designed to give the students the desire to lead a physically active lifestyle, the tools and ability to lead such a lifestyle, and the joy that comes with being physically active. Through various exercises, games and activities, the students will have the opportunity to improve their overall health and wellness, while having A LOT of fun with their classmates.
Here at P.S. 195, we are committed to giving students a meaningful experience in technology. Our youngest students to our oldest students will learn to code. Starting with color codes in the early grades, and leading up to block coding for grades 3-5.
Our students learn to code Kibos, Ozobots, Wonder Dash Robots, Spheros and complete activities in Hour of Code throughout the year.
Grades 3-5 also learn how to create a storyboard, use a greenscreen and cameras, create their own movie trailer, and build sets out of Legos to create their own stop motion Lego animated movies.