Curriculum

Gifted Services

Maria deOlazo Abingdon Resource Teacher for the Gifted Email: maria.deolazo@apsva.us   Twitter: @deOlazoRTG       Gifted students need opportunities to think abstractly, work at various rates and levels of complexity, and pursue tasks independently. In addition, students eligible for gifted services need opportunities to learn with others of like abilities, as well as opportunities to […]

Instructional Program

Abingdon’s instructional program is consistent with Arlington Public Schools’ goal to teach all students a broad body of knowledge, effective communication skills, a rational system of thought, and use of their individual creativity. To see how Abingdon implements the curriculum, click on the individual classes under the curriculum tab. Learn more about APS Curriculum & Instruction

Art

Ms. Muscarella Ms. Barnes Ms. Snorgrass In art class, the students at Abingdon enjoy working with a variety of materials and techniques through the use of painting, drawing, graphics, and sculpture.  We also foster talent in art and the creative process by recognizing math processes involved to complete a work of art, such as geometry, […]

Math

Ms. Penfield – kelly.penfield@apsva.us Ms. Tice – estela.tice@apsva.us The math program at Abingdon supports students in developing strong mathematical skills with understanding, problem-solving strategies, and communication skills.  K-5 teachers are using the newly-adopted curriculum materials from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Math Expressions. Abingdon’s Math Coach plans with teachers, co-teaches in their classrooms, and works with students toward the […]

Physical Education

Abingdon PE Team Mr. Reed – joe.reed@apsva.us Mr. Reed is in his 15th year of teaching, all at Abingdon! He is originally from Long Island, NY. He has his undergraduate and graduate degree from Springfield College (The Birthplace of Basketball), where he played and coached college basketball. He is currently the Head Basketball Coach at […]

Reading and Writing

Ms. Hailstone – elizabeth.hailstone@apsva.us Ms. Leahey – kelly.leahey@apsva.us Ms. Moller – maryclare.moller@apsva.us Reading and Writing Workshop One of the primary goals of Abingdon Elementary is helping each child develop a love for reading and writing. Whether your child is already an avid reader or reluctant to pick up a book, we have wonderful resources to […]

Science

  Classroom teachers at Abingdon use a variety of teaching methods to instruct students in science.  Students in kindergarten and first grade teach science through non-fiction literature while most of the content is covered “hands-on” in Science Lab.  Second grade teachers utilize the History Alive Approach in Science Interactive Notebooks, conduct “hands-on” activities, make literature […]

Social Studies

Mr. Utley – stephen.utley@apsva.us At Abingdon, teachers use a History Alive! approach to teach social studies. “History Alive! is a series of instructional practices used by teachers that allow students with diverse learning styles to “experience” history. These teaching methods were developed by teachers who carefully and thoughtfully combined educational research and theory with the […]

Vocal Music

Ms. Mullins – jocelyn.mullins@apsva.us Vocal Music is a wonderful class enjoyed by all Abingdon students. Each class has vocal music once a week for the entire school year. While in class, the children learn how to use their bodies and voices to express their love for music. When students enter the 2nd grade, they are […]