Student Literacy (Elementary Education)
Serving the Needs of Our Youngest Learners
The goal of the Student Literacy Department is to help guide curriculum with a focus on literacy in the elementary schools for pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students. The department helps organize several special field trips/programs for our students every year. These include the Dictionary Project, Constitution Project, and The University of Alabama Fastbreak Basketball Program.
- The Dictionary Project provides a basic dictionary to every third-grade student in the city and county schools. These dictionaries are counted out by classroom and delivered to the schools in early September.
- The Constitution Project ensures that all fifth graders receive a pocket-size copy of the Unites States Constitution. The booklets are delivered to the schools along with the dictionaries in early September, in time for Constitution Day on September 17. These efforts are graciously provided by the Tuscaloosa Republican Women.
- Our fifth graders get to put their math skills to the test each December when they participate in Fastbreak, the program sponsored by the University of Alabama Women’s Basketball Team. Each fall, the fifth-grade teachers receive a curriculum with math lessons and games.