ELA Curriculum

  • Pearson ReadyGEN is the District adopted core reading program for grades K-6.

    Fundations is the adopted resource to teach the AZ ELA Foundational Standards.  Fundations for K-3 is a phonological/phonemic awareness, phonics and spelling program and is provided as a whole class (Tier 1) prevention program to help reduce reading and spelling failure. For those students in need of additional support in reading (Tier 2), targeted small group instruction may be used.

    Teachers incorporate a 30-45 minute daily Fundations lesson in addition to their language arts classroom instruction. Fundations lessons utilize research-based materials and strategies to focus instruction on carefully sequenced skills that include print knowledge, alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, spelling, and handwriting. Although Fundations does teach critical thinking, speaking and listening, and comprehension strategies, it must be combined with a core literacy based reading program for an integrated and comprehensive approach to reading and spelling.

     

    Dyslexia Resources: Arizona Department of Education Dyslexia Handbook | Arizona Department of Education Dyslexia Resource Guide for Families

Math Curriculum

  • GPS elementary schools use HMH Math Expressions.  Mastering math starts with knowing the numbers. HMH Math Expressions gets students started on the right path so they look beyond numbers to understand how and why they work while learning to ask the questions that lead to a thoughtful, informed approach to solving problems.

    Learn more - https://www.hmhco.com/programs/math-expressions

Kindergarten Social Studies

  • Kindergarten Social Studies Units follow the Arizona State Standards and include: All About Me, American Presidents, Citizenship and Community, Community Helpers, Earth’s Resources, Explorers, Geography, and National Symbols. Teachers embed Social Studies instruction within reading and writing instruction.

Kindergarten Science

  • Our vision is to provide every elementary student with an integrated, hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum that facilitates critical thinking skills and stimulates an interest in science. Science kits available are Paper, Wood, Fabric, & Ladybugs.