Our school-wide curriculum is fully aligned to the Next Generation Learning Standards.

We are using the following instructional programs:

Reading & Writing - Into Reading

Students will use Into Reading resources to engage in a Balanced Literacy approach to reading.  This is an authentic literature-based program designed to build reading fluency, comprehension, and text-to-life connections.  Students will use shared texts to learn specific reading strategies and will have the opportunity to practice new knowledge in their own leveled texts.  Assessments, like Running Records, will be used to help students target individual reading goals, as well as help students in need of additional review and or enrichment.  The Writing Process will be the formal writing approach we will use.  Our students will work on mastering the writing process to write a variety of genres.  Some of the units of study include narrative writing, fairy tales, authors as mentors, fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  Exposing the students to different genres of writing will help them to become more confident in their writing abilities.

Mathematics - Envisions Math

 

EnVision® focuses on deep conceptual math understanding aided by visual models, student-centered projects, 3-act tasks, and personalized learning. EnVision is the first math series that combines problem-based learning with visual learning. Students learn more about math by solving rich, reality-based problems. They gain a deeper, clearer understanding of math concepts with visual models and scaffolds in every lesson.

Social Studies - Passport to Social Studies

       

A strong and effective Social Studies programs helps students make sense of the world in which they live, allows them to make connections between major ideas and their own lives, and it helps them see themselves as active members of a global community.  While knowledge of content is very important, it is equally important to engage our students in historical thinking.  Students engaged and challenged to think like historians, raise questions, think critically, consider many perspectives and gather evidence in support of their interpretations as they draw upon chronological thinking, historical comprehension, historical analysis and interpretation, historical research and decision-making.  These are the skills that will serve them well as participating citizens of a democracy.

Science - AMPLIFY

 

Science is everywhere and our students are naturally curious, which makes them natural scientists.  A strong science program helps them make sense of the physical world around them. It can explain the how and why things work, like complex systems, form the human body to our planet Earth.  In our science classrooms, students can develop and understanding of the interdependence of living things as well as a respect for nature.   Through inquiry approaches and project-based learning students can potentially address real-world problems in their communities and take action.