Elementary Curriculum

BUSD

Math Focus Group - Fluency

The following motivational quote is from Stanford professor and author Jo Boaler (from youcubed.com); "Many people incorrectly believe that being good at mathematics means being fast at mathematics. It doesn’t and we need to dissociate mathematics from speed. When we value fast computation (as many classrooms do) we encourage a subset of learners who compute quickly and discourage many others, including deep slow thinkers who are very important to mathematics. We no longer need students to compute fast (we have computers for this) we need them to think deeply, connect methods, reason, and justify. Here are some suggestions for dissociating maths from speed and encouraging a broader range of students:

  • Tell students you don’t value fast work. Mathematical thinking is about depth not speed.
  • Don’t let mathematical discussions be driven by the fastest students.
  • When asking for hands up, don’t always take answers from the fastest students.
  • Don’t always use flash cards, speed competitions, timed tests, instead value depth, creativity, different ways of thinking about maths, and different explanations."

History Social Science

Below are links that outline the connections between Studies Weekly and Benchmark Advanced:

Kinder guide Studies Weekly to Benchmark Advanced
1st guide Studies Weekly to Benchmark Advanced
2nd guide Studies Weekly to Benchmark Advanced
3rd guide Studies Weekly to Benchmark Advanced

4th guide Studies Weekly to Benchmark Advanced

5th guide Studies Weekly to Benchmark Advanced



Framework
https://www.cde.ca.gov/ci/hs/cf/hssframework.asp
The links below have overviews of new content in the framework, specific to each grade level: (prepared by the History-Social Science Focus Group

Kindergarten

1st grade

2nd grade

3rd grade

4th grade

5th grade

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G
Appendix G2

Appendix H


Standards

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1v072AePLlNCQzaKgvF-bcPB0QiaEj1mI


Civic Learning

https://drive.google.com/open?id=15jMCkhf7qAaFdej6lAwaQ6y3rwXIwiBw

Elementary Science - NGSS

Bonita Unified NGSS
Major Shifts at each grade
NGSS Resources (thank you Crystal Rivas)
How To Start using Gizmos (video from Matt Vaudrey)

Ed Tech Resources for Science

PHYSICAL EDUCATION HOME PAGE CREATED BY BUSD ELEMENTARY PE TEACHERS

The following webpage has ideas for primary P.E. and directions/videos on how to use Lap Tracker.

WEBPAGE

ELEMENTARY MUSIC PROGRAM