• Reading

    • Good Habits/Great Readers

      District adopted comprehensive balanced literacy program which focuses on comprehension strategies in whole group and small group instruction.

      40 Book Challenge

      Independent reading challenge to encourage each child to read a variety of books and explore new genres. Students are given time in class to read, but to reach their goal students must read everyday in class and at home.

      Novel Studies 

      Small discussion groups all reading the same novel.  Dicussions focus on comprehension strategies, vocabulary, and critical thinking skills.

       
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    Math

    • McGraw Hill My Math

      "Built around the Standards for Mathematical Practices, McGraw-Hill My Math enages students with the focus, coherence and rigor required."

      ST Math

      "ST Math is a visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving to engage, motivate and challenge students toward higher achievement."

      Fact Fluency

      "knowing how a number can be composed and decomposed and using that information to be flexible and efficient with solving problems" (Parish, 2014, p. 159

      Fluency without Fear 

      Ways to support Fact Fluency:

      • Number Talks
      • Additional Fact Activities
      • Multiplication Fact Activities
      • Math Cards (Not just flash cards, but includes visual representations)

       
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    Writing

    • Lucy Calkins

      Units of Study in Opinion, Information and Narrative Writing. 

      Empowering Writers

      Powerful lessons and tools for teachers to refine students writing.

      Words Their Way Spelling

      Model of word study where students move through 5 stages of spelling development.

       
     

    Science/Social Studies

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      Science

      Physical Science - Forces the Change the Land 

      Life Science

      • The Human Machine
      • Southern Resident Orcas

       

       

      Social Studies

      Washington State History/Geography/Government

      Bainbridge Island History