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Elementary Curriculum & Instruction

Instructional Materials

Kindergarten - Grade 6

Through a collaborative, five month pilot process, involving approximately 45 Kindergarten through Grade 6 teachers, the Board of Education approved on June 13, 2017, that K-6 READING WONDERS by McGraw Hill is the comprehensive set of K-6 ELA/ELD Instructional Materials that will best meet the needs of Newport-Mesa USD students and teachers.  

K-6 Reading Wonders Website

Our Collective Commitments

  • WE recognize that instructional materials are just one piece of a comprehensive ELA/ELD program.
  • WE will collaboratively construct the complete NMUSD ELA/ELD program.
  • WE will fully integrate all aspects of the ELA/ELD standards and frameworks.
  • WE will focus our instructional efforts on differentiation and continuous improvement.
  • WE commit to a multi-year process that validates and extends teacher instructional expertise.

Kindergarten to Grade 5: Bridges

Bridges (K-5)
Bridges Support for Families
Bridges Welcome (English)
Bridges Welcome (Spanish)

In August 2016, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) Board of Education gave direction to staff to begin the process of evaluating and piloting new elementary math instructional materials.   Through this collaborative, seven month pilot process, NMUSD K-5 teachers and staff have identified Bridges in Mathematics by Math Learning Center as the comprehensive set of kindergarten to fifth grade math instructional materials that will best meet the needs of NMUSD students and teachers. 

As part of the evaluation process, parents and students in pilot classrooms were provided an opportunity to provide feedback on the instructional materials.  Community members were able to review website links to publishers and provide feedback.

Grade Fluency
K Add and subtract fluently within 5
1 Add and subtract fluently within 10
2
  • Add and subtract fluently within 20
  • Add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship of addition and subtraction.
  • Note: The standard algorithm is not expected until 4th grade.
3
  • Multiply and divide within 100. Know all products of two one-digit numbers.
  • Add and subtract within 1000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship of addition and subtraction.
  • Note: The standard algorithm is not expected until 4th grade.
4 Add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
5 Multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
6
  • Divide multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm.

 

Instructional Materials

The Elementary Science Program supports science instruction for students in Kinder through Sixth Grade. The Science Curriculum is based on the Next Generation Science Standards that were adopted by the State of California in September 2013. All students receive hands on, inquiry based instruction taught by Science Specialists in each elementary school science lab. Through reading and hands-on experiences, Newport-Mesa students develop an understanding of science content to help prepare them for the 21st century.

CONTACT US

Dr. Kurt Suhr
Executive Director, Elementary Education

Janet Hernandez
Administrative Assistant II
Jhernandez@nmusd.us