The Elementary child is entering a new phase of life; one that is characterized by expansion of the imagination, social interests, and physical stamina.
The independence that has been built during the early years now serves the child in exploring the curriculum in greater depth. Children work collaboratively and cooperatively with their peers, and have a newfound fascination in maintaining social justice within their school community and the world at large. The teacher promotes the sense of imagination by offering inspirational stories that prompt curious questions. The Elementary environment is well-organized, individualized, and provides many opportunities for peer interactions and focused concentration. Adult learners at WSMS-TEP continue to study developmental milestones and practice the art of observation and documentation, practice with materials and the art of storytelling, but also learn how to promote individual exploration and creative responses as they explore age-appropriate lessons and discover how children make connections to the real world.