Welcome! - ABC Multiage Tour
Welcome to ABC!
A.B.C. Multiage Classroom
(Achievement Blends with Creativity)
Welcome to our busy classroom! We are a Kindergarten through Third grade multiage program located at Rolling Hills School, in Fullerton School District, in Fullerton, California.
What began in 1998 as a collaboration across campus between third graders and kindergarten students, soon blossomed into a fully functional K-3 multiage program. There have been some changes with teachers over the years, but our philosophies stay the same.
In the 2019/2020 school year we will celebrate our 21st year...Please feel free to browse through our pages to find student work, special activities and upcoming events; plus lots of fun and educational information for parents, children, and visitors. Check out the sidebar to the left for projects that we have recently done in our classrooms. Thanks for dropping by!
The Classroom Environment
At the core of our philosophy is a desire to provide meaningful learning experiences for students within the framework of state and district mandated standards. District provided materials are at the center of our approach, and from there we weave in other excellent materials and activities to move children from one learning level to the next. We assess our students frequently and then teach to the next level. Students are expected to work independently for part of their day on a menu of jobs which will allow them to practice their skills. Students are also pulled into flexible learning groups for small group instruction in skill areas they have not yet mastered. Please click "About Our Classroom" on the sidebar for more information.
Arts Infused Curriculum
At the heart of our program is a strong arts infused curriculum, including:
DRAMA: Students participate in a new teacher-directed play each year which culminates a one-semester drama unit. (4 year cycle) Students have the opportunity to work on technical aspects of putting on a production as well as acting.
MUSIC/DANCE: Students participate in a one-trimester music/dance/rhythms strand with performances done throughout the year. (4 year cycle) Students first through third grades participate in a one-trimester music notation program, where they explore the fundamentals of reading music using Orff-style instruments. (3 year cycle).
VISUAL ARTS: Students participate in a yearlong art program each year, profiling several famous artists and styles which inspire them to create works of their own and write about them. Artistic creations are showcased in student Art Books at Open House in the spring. (4 year cycle of plays).
MUSIC/VISUAL ARTIST APPRECIATION: Students participate in a composer-artist study each year. Three artists, three composers, and one jazz musician are studied during each year. (4 year cycle)
Service Dog Learning:
We have been so fortunate to have Miss Diane and Kirby come read with the students in our ABC program once a month!
Kirby is a blonde Labradoodle and he loves kids and listening to books. The students go to our amazing garden to read to this sweet boy with their cross-age buddy. We loved reading to Kirby! He recently moved so we are looking for another reading pup.Interested in our program? Please first browse the sidebar entitled "For Prospective Parents." Please contact us if you have further questions, or would like to consider our environment for your child. You'll need to schedule a walk-through during the morning work time before you can put your name on our wait list. We hope to see you soon!
Email us if you have questions about our program!
What is the best book you have ever read? Why did you like it? Be sure to give the author's name and title of the book so others can enjoy it!