Elementary Teaching and Learning in MSAD No. 75

Elementary Core Programs

Units of Study of Phonics Grades K-2:

  • introduce high-leverage phonics concepts and strategies in a way that keeps pace with students' reading and writing and helps them understand when, how, and why they can use phonics to read and write,
  • offer fun and engaging storylines, classroom mascots, songs, chants, rhymes, and games to help study phonics


Reading Workshop and Writing Workshop:  

Reading workshop is direct, explicit teaching of how to read and understand what you read.  The workshop gives kids time to read and discuss their reading. Readers choose books they are interested in and books they can read accurately and smoothly.  These are called "just right" books. 

Writing workshop is direct, explicit teaching of how to write for different reasons: to define an idea, to explain or teach, or to tell a story. Both reading and writing workshops follow a similar pattern of teaching:

  • Whole-group lessons when the teacher teaches a clear lesson and students practice.
  • Independent reading and small-group lessons where the teacher teaches small groups and some one-on-one.
  • Whole-group teaching when learning is shared and lesson is reinforced.

Sample first grade lesson about improving closure at the end of a story.

Sample fourth grade lesson in persuasive writing.

Mathematics: enVisionmath2.0, is a researched-based math program which reflects the state and national goals for mathematics and includes these features:

  • Mathematical content beyond basic arithmetic
  • Problem-solving approaches based on everyday situations
  • An emphasizes on the mathematical practices                                                          
  • Letters to increase home/school partnerships

In the past few decades, there has been a tremendous increase in the importance of mathematics in the workplace and daily life. In order to succeed in this information-and technology-oriented environment, our children need to learn a range of sophisticated mathematical knowledge, which extends far beyond basic calculation skills. enVisionmath2.0 is a program that will prepare children for the future and enable them to achieve at high levels.


Science:
STEMscopes is a digital science resource brought to life through exploratory hands-on kits that promote inquiry and excitement as your students engage in real-world scientific connections. Built on the research-based 5E lesson model STEMscopes Science has ignites students’ passion for STEM.


 What other help is available for my child? 

MSAD 75 Elementary Learning Support Process (pdf)
Response to Intervention (RTI)
Title IA Services
Special Education Services
Gifted and Talented Services 
Coordinated School Health Program


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