Curriculum

Dual Language: Kindergarten and First Grade Classrooms

 

Math:

Zearn Math for Grades K – 5 teaches math as a progression of connected ideas, grounded in visual problem solving and the concrete to pictorial to abstract approach. Students learn in a rotational classroom model that embeds differentiation, precise feedback, and multimodality learning into the daily math block by blending self-paced software-based lessons with teacher-led whole group and small group learning.

 

Eureka Math 6th Grade

Eureka Math is designed to teach math as a coherent body of knowledge that follows the proper learning progressions required for true math fluency, and not just a set of skills.  Fluency goes beyond just knowing how a particular process can be used to solve a problem. It also requires understanding why that process works. With Eureka Math®, students learn to think, strategize and solve problems… not just get answers.

 

Reading:

Reading curriculum resources are through Benchmark Literacy. This is a non-fiction focused program which allows for a high level of differentiation. Students are given instruction at grade level, then are given opportunities to read independently to apply those skills at their individual reading levels through the use of leveled texts.

Science:

Students in kindergarten and first grade are introduced to complex scientific knowledge and academic language through the use of the ECHOS program developed through the Miami Science Museum (Frost Science).

Students in grades 2-5 use Engineering is Elementary, a program developed through the Boston Museum of Science. It emphasizes the engineering process to conduct hands on activities

Grades 6 utilizes the materials also from the Boston Museum of Science called Engineering is Everywhere. This continues the concepts of hands on experiments and activities to explore the world around us. Additional support is given through weekly lessons provided by the Arizona Science Center.