Elementary Course DescriptionsGrades K-5
Reading/Language Arts – All elementary courses include comprehensive core reading and language arts curriculum which focuses on reading, language arts, and writing standards. The curriculum addresses the five areas of reading instruction: reading comprehension, phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, and vocabulary while focusing on 21st Century skills including critical thinking and problem solving; communication and collaboration; creativity and innovation; and technology.
Mathematics – All elementary courses focus on the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NVACS) strands including Numbers and Operations; Measurement; Geometry; Patterns, Algebra, and Probability; Problem Solving; Communication; Mathematical Reasoning, and connections to science, social studies, and daily situations.
Science – Science themes are covered through a combination of hands on and direct instruction including topics in scientific thinking processes which include observation, communication, comparing, organizing, relating, inferences, and application. Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) strands may include: Life Science; Earth and Space Science; Physical Science and Technology; Scientific Reasoning and Technology.
Social Studies – Social Studies themes including topics on developing an understanding of how, as noted in the NVACS for social studies The core curriculum in grades K-5 will include foundational content in the strands of History, Geography, Economics, and Civics while also being infused in the core subjects of reading, language, writing, mathematics, science, technology, and civic literacy.
Physical Education and Health – Curriculum is based on the NVACS Topics include: Vocabulary and Elements to Improve Performance, Proficiency in movement, manipulative skills, Health enhancing individual fitness, Personal responsibility, positive social interaction, and respect for diversity in physical activity settings, Personal health skills and overall wellness (healthy eating habits, physical activity, detection of health problems), Substances: How they change your body, Safety precautions to personal injuries, Peer pressure and Communication skills.