Wit & Wisdom with Fundations
"I've taught for 17 years and this is one of the best curriculums I've used."
Mrs. Pascuzzi, 2nd Grade Teacher
How are students responding to the new curriculum? Are educators seeing progress? Has the curriculum proved successful? Teachers from Crooked River Elementary School wanted to share with families what's happening in their classrooms and offer an inside look at real-life classroom experiences. You'll find these same types of lessons in all local elementary schools. Check out this fun journey through Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 4th grade. It's amazing what our students are learning this year!
Reach Out with Questions
Families are always welcome to volunteer in classrooms, schedule a visit, and reach out directly with comments and questions. Our principals and teachers are ready and willing to engage with families and walk through the curriculum with you!
Barnes Butte Elementary - (541) 416-4150
Crooked River Elementary - (541) 447-6488
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Paulina School - (541) 416-4170
Brothers School - (541) - 4160
Wit & Wisdom Part #1 - The Basics
Reading Specialist Mrs. Koch explains the "why" behind adopting Wit & Wisdom and how it's foundational to the success of reading, writing, and speaking for elementary students.
Wit & Wisdom Part #2 - What's Fundations?
Fundations. That sounds like a funny word! Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Barnhart gives us an inside look at how the Fundations curriculum is directly linked to Wit & Wisdom and helps Kindergarteners recognize words and letters more quickly.
Wit & Wisdom Part #3 - Learning to Read with Songs
Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Beach makes learning fun and exciting by using the song "You're a Grand old Flag" to help her students recognize letters, words, and phrases.
Wit & Wisdom Part #4 - Building Vocabulary
1st-grade teacher Mrs. Fischer says Wit & Wisdom allows students to engage more deeply with the curriculum and build important background knowledge that will help them grow into successful readers and writers.
Wit & Wisdom Part #5 - Encoding Words
If you walk into Mrs. Pascuzzi's 2nd-grade classroom, don't be surprised to see students leading a lesson! She loves creating opportunities for students to become the teacher and encourages them to engage more actively with the curriculum and daily lessons.
Wit & Wisdom Part #6 - Student Collaboration
Robust conversations about the American Revolution, the Boston Tea Party, and taxation without representation could be heard in Mrs. Hase's 4th-grade classroom. Wit and Wisdom encourages active collaboration, which is one of the benefits of the new curriculum.