Dixie School District
State Approved Textbooks
K-5 Reading Houghton Mifflin (2002-2003) - For the 2017-2018 school year, our district adopted "Wonders"
1-3 Handwriting Scott Foresman
1-5 Spelling Houghton Mifflin (2002-2003)
1-5 Writing Houghton Mifflin (2002-2003)
K-3 Step up To Writing Sopris West
History and Social Science
Next Generation Science Standards - NGSS - We have been transitioning to newly adopted NGSS standards.
BIG IDEA OF NGSS: Focus on a limited number of core science ideas over a long time period to create a foundation for students to better understand the world we live in. By focusing on a limited number of concepts, these standards should help simplify what has become a convoluted, disparate, plug-and-chug style science education sure to make any talented educator wince. The goal is for science classrooms across the country to be more project-focused, hands-on, and student-directed. Ultimately, classrooms should more closely mimic how scientists and engineers work in real life.
Curriculum is divided into three dimensions (See below)
Creating continuity between grades is critical. Each year the conplexity of the ideas increases. Below is an example of how that looks:
English Language Learners