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We will be using Everyday Mathematics Program. The philosophy of Everyday Math is a spiral approach to learning. Students will be introduced to a concept over and over again over the course of time with the hope of mastery by the end. Students will be studying number sense, addition and subtraction strategies to help master facts through 20, place value, measurement, time, interpreting data, and shapes. The program is filled with fun games and activities to engage learners in Math concepts. I encourage all students to use the Math link weekly to review Math skills. Family Letters will keep you informed of the mathematical content that your child will be studying in each unit. Each letter includes a vocabulary list, suggested Do-Anytime Activities, and an answer guide to selected Home Link (homework) activities. Home Links will come home at the end of every lesson. They are a great way to review with your child what was taught during Math that day. All Home Links also have a family note to explain any new math concepts taught.
As a District, we implemented the Pearson ReadyGen reading series which is an integrated literacy program that accelerates learning for students by presenting modeled reading with authentic text. Lessons include a Close Reading routine where students will learn how to approach complex texts by citing evidence from the text, exploring key ideas and details, and analyzing text structure. The goal of ReadyGen is to build strong readers and writers through a lesson structure that develops an understanding of big ideas in social studies and science concepts through integration. Units are a collection of texts deliberately organized around certain topics.
The core of ReadyGen is a relationship between reading and writing to promote student thinking and understanding through text-based evidence. Students write every day, and instruction is closely linked to reading, using the text as the model. Students will practice informative, narrative, and opinion writing in response to text.