This workshop time is an opportunity for students to work on, stretch, and expand their skill base in mathematics with the guidance of a teacher. The opportunity to follow a progression and regular practice of mathematics, supports students becoming increasingly self directed and confident - and gives them the necessary tools to carry out the intricate projects they so often envision during Free Choice and The Journey of Discovery. Students work in small groups determined by their skill level. A variety of methods, resources and materials are used to meet each individual's learning style as well as strengthen the many ways in which students process, comprehend and retain information.
Reading and writing are integral parts of Woodland's program. Each day students and teachers meet in small, multi-age groups to work on a variety of language arts activities.
Students may spend time engaged in independent reading and writing; share, compose, revise or edit a piece of writing collaboratively; or work with a teacher on specific skills and strategies.
Within the workshop, teachers are able to address both the group’s needs as well as differentiating for the needs of individuals to give each student the time and support they need. In addition to this scheduled workshop time, students work on many aspects of reading and writing through self directed activities, projects, and teacher offerings during the Journey of Discovery and Free Choice times to grow into fluent readers and writers.