Academics

English Language Arts and Math
  • California Wonders provides a completely connected ELA/ELD program, plus Spanish, for grades K–6, built on the CA Framework and Common Core Standards and designed to reach the needs of diverse learners.
  • 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.
 
 
History and Social Science
 
 
Kindergarten
  • 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.  
 
 
  
First Grade
  • Scholastic News Edition 1 is a weekly nonfiction print and digital magazine for first-grade classrooms. We use the most-taught science, social studies, and safety topics to create a multimedia curriculum. We focus on building content knowledge, vocabulary, and early reading skills like concepts of print. Our magazines get more challenging throughout the school year as children become better readers. Our young readers see themselves in our pages because the magazine reflects the rich diversity of today’s classrooms. 
 
 
 
 
 Second Grade
  • Scholastic News Edition 2 is a weekly nonfiction print and digital magazine for second-grade classrooms. We use the most-taught science, social studies, and safety topics to create a multimedia curriculum. We focus on building content knowledge, vocabulary, and nonfiction reading skills. Our magazines get more challenging throughout the school year as children become better readers.  Our young readers see themselves in our 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.