English Language Arts
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An innovative, comprehensive Reading/Language Arts program built to address key shifts in curriculum and instruction to meet the rigor and expectations of the new standards. Integrated reading, writing, speaking, and listening instruction is delivered in print and digital formats to implement a reading collaborative, balanced approach, and workshop model.
Epic! is the world’s leading online children’s subscription book service offering immediate, on-demand access to over 35,000 high quality illustrated books and chapter books for children ages 12 and under. Epic!’s ever-expanding library also includes thousands of Read-to-Me books, Audiobooks, educational videos, and fun educational quizzes. In addition to being free during school, students can get 2 free hours of reading per week after hours with Epic Free.
- My Math provides the rigor, personalization, and student engagement your students need to be successful with your state standards. This reimagined approach to elementary math is fully built on the Standards and Mathematical Practices, allowing you to focus on inspiring a love of learning.
- Raz Kids Online guided reading program with interactive ebooks, downloadable books, and reading quizzes. For 1st and 2nd grades.
- Let’s Find Out is a weekly nonfiction print and digital magazine for kindergarten classrooms. We use the most-taught science, social studies, health, and safety topics to create a multimedia curriculum. We focus on building content knowledge, vocabulary, and early reading skills like concepts of print, phonics, and sight-word recognition. Our young readers see themselves in Let’s Find Out’s pages because the magazine reflects the rich diversity of today’s classrooms.
Social Emotional Learning
- The Mutt-i-grees Curriculum - Calm, Confident and Caring Kids!
Guided by the research on resiliency, social and emotional learning, and human-animal interaction, the Mutt-i-grees Curriculum includes lesson plans and strategies to actively engage students and promote social and emotional competence, academic achievement, and awareness of the needs of shelter pets, also known as Mutt-i-grees.
In a series of easily implemented lessons organized around five themes that reflect key principles of social and emotional learning and resiliency, students learn critical skills that support self- and social awareness, problem solving abilities, and teamwork. Lessons have a dual focus on children and animals; each lesson plan includes objectives and activities that feature principles in child development and humane education.
Visual and Performing Arts (non-core):
FPC’s visual and performing arts program is based on a sequential introduction of the California State Content Standards for the Visual and Performing Arts:
1.0 Artistic Perception
2.0 Creative Expression
3.0 Historical and Cultural Context
4.0 Aesthetic Valuing
5.0 Connections, Relationships, Applications
The visual arts are integrated with all other curricular and content areas in all grades.
• English language development is a focal point as students are given the opportunity to discuss their shared art experiences with each other.
• Elements of art can be observed in every day instructional activities.
• Age-appropriate projects, which incorporate correct use of materials, introduction of various art techniques and media, are explored extensively at these grade levels.
• All students participate in at least one performance for parents, which incorporates visual and/or performing arts.
The key disciplines of visual arts and music are addressed through weekly instruction provided by a part-time visual arts teacher and music teacher. Lessons focus on the Common Core State Standards and are sequenced to correlate with language arts, history/social science, and science units.