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Elementary (K-5th)

English Language Arts (ELA)
English Language Arts (ELA) - reading, writing, listening and speaking, all language-based competencies included in English Language Arts, have become prerequisites for participation in nearly every aspect of day-to-day, 21st century life. While there was a time when basic literacy skills provided a clear path forward, today's students need to develop an increasingly complex set of advanced literacy skills and competencies in order to access social and economic opportunities, find and use information and meet personal goals. 

All students in New York State classrooms must develop advanced literacies to enable communication, spoken and written, in increasingly diverse ways and with increasingly diverse audiences. New York State's English Language Arts and Literacy Standards, as well as the Lifelong Practices of Readers and Writers, include the skills and competencies needed for students to be effective communicators.  See the links below for specific, detailed information about our literacy standards.

Math

Elementary classrooms at Union-Endicott use Eureka Math with students. Eureka Math, also known as Engage NY, is a complete Pre-K through 12 curriculum that carefully sequences mathematical progression. Eureka Math was the very first curriculum written by teachers for teachers. Specifically written to meet new, rigorous math standards, this curriculum strives to increase student understanding, comprehension and critical thinking abilities. Not only does Eureka math teach the process for solving a problem; it helps students understand why that process works.  Eureka Math builds students' knowledge locally and thoroughly to help them achieve deep understanding.

As a parent, you are your child's chief advocate and most essential teacher - at homework time and always. To assist in this crucial role, Eureka Math offers an entire suite of resources that will help you support your child in becoming proficient in math. These resources, including tip sheets, homework helpers, instructional videos and grade roadmaps can be found by visiting www.greatminds.org.  Student workbook pages can be found at the link to the right.

Click the link below to see details regarding the New York State Next Generation ELA & Math Learning Standards

Science

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K-12 science content standards developed by states to improve science education for all students. A goal for developing the NGSS was to create a set of research-based, up-to-date K-12 science standards. These standards give local educators the flexibility to design classroom learning experiences that stimulate students' interest in science and prepares them for college, careers and citizenship. Read more about the NGSS at the links below:


FOSS (Full Option Science System) is the resource that Union-Endicott uses to address the Next Generation Science Standards .  FOSS is a research-based science curriculum developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California at Berkeley. The FOSS program materials are designed to meet the challenge of providing meaningful science education for all students and to prepare them for life in the 21st century. Development of the FOSS program was, and continues to be, guided by advances in the understanding of how youngsters think and learn.

Students who use FOSS will participate in exciting science learning opportunities regularly; use science notebooks; engage in engineering activities; go to the schoolyard to apply the indoor learning to a real-world setting; utilize technology to enhance science learning; engage with literacy supports that deepen science understanding; and think critically about what they know, what they think they know, and what they need help better understanding.


Want more info?  Click here to view the FOSS website, which includes program information and resources for students, teachers and parents.


Social Studies
Union-Endicott uses the New York State K-12 Social Studies Framework which is designed to prepare students for college, careers and civic life with courses that are rigorous and aligned to the NYS Learning Standards for Social Studies.


Contact
Erin Eckert, Director K-5 Curriculum
ENL Coordinator
Home School Coordinator 
(607) 658-7131
Eureka Math Resources
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