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2017-2018 Adopted

State Approved Textbooks




Language Arts

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


Math Expressions 

History and Social Science

K-5 Reflections Harcourt


K-5 CA Science Pearson/Foresman

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)

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Creating continuity between grades is critical. Each year the conplexity of the ideas increases. Below is an example of how that looks:

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English Language Learners

K-5 Santillana (2007)

Dyned (Computer Based)




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Mary E. Silveira Elementary School
Dixie School District

375 Blackstone Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 492-3741

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