COVID-19 building closure: As we do our part to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19, our students are engaged in remote learning. Currently, the building is closed until at least April 30.
The best way to see what Countryside is doing during this time is to engage with us on social media: Countryside Facebook
To learn how we are delivering our classes digitally: E-Learning during COVIDTo see our basic school communications: COVID-19 Updates
Middle School Applications: Applications are due March 31. With the building currently closed, please submit applications via email to our Admissions Director, Judy Kaplan, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Scan or photograph each page and email to Judy Kaplan
- Send photo of your child to Judy Kaplan
- Ask your recommender to email the teacher recommendation directly to Judy Kaplan
- Mail your check for the application fee to the school
Questions? Email us: email@example.com
2nd/3rd Grade Highlights
The second and third graders are an eager, energetic, and hard working group from first thing in the morning to the end of the day. We begin each day with math, studying everything from basic math facts to practical uses of mathematics in our everyday lives.
As you look around the 2/3 classroom you will see evidence of the variety of subjects we study, including creative writing compositions, science experiments, social studies simulations, U.S. geography, national government, and cultural studies. You can also see special projects from reading, writing, science, and social studies that tell you a little something about the units we are studying.
We have great field trips from historical (Lincoln Museum in Springfield) to science (Tree Scavenger Hunt at a local park). We also determine "Who Discovered America?," perform our American Revolution and Tall Tale musicals, and take part in our hugely-popular "Classroom City" and "Hacker Trail" simulations. We often invite guests to speak who are experts in their field from architects to economists to the Mayor of Champaign.
Considering all the work we do, it's no wonder that we take time each day to refresh ourselves with a morning snack, lunch break, and afternoon recess. We also enjoy PE every day, and we study a world language (either Spanish or Chinese), music, art and drama.
Some highlights of 2/3:
- Flexible learning environment
- Creating entrepreneurs with our "Classroom City" economic simulation
- Investigating buildings and creating structures
- Going West in our Pioneer simulation
- Writing, writing, writing in all subjects
- Performing our musicals on the "big" stage