Welcome to the elementary curriculum resource site for parents and families! We are excited that you are interested in the learning experiences that your child will have throughout the coming year.Learning happens all the time, not just when kids are in school. These documents are an excellent resource for you to continue the conversation of learning with your child at home. So, instead of asking "What did you do at school today?" You can now say "Tell me about what you are learning in your Narrative Unit for English Language Arts."As the year progresses, come back to this site often to inform yourself of what your child is learning in school. Knowing this information will only enrich your conversations with your child.
What will instruction look like in ELA and math?
Common Instructional Framework
The Elementary Common Instructional Framework defines the local expectations for teaching ELA and mathematics in Cabarrus County elementary schools.
Videos to Support Student Learning at Home
The videos provided are to assist in learning more about the Elementary ELA and Math standards. These videos explain the standards and/or instructional practices that support the standards. This site is a work in progress. Check back often for new additions.
How will my child be assessed?
Report Cards and Progress ReportsReport cards and progress reports were updated for the 2017-18 school year. Standards-based report cards will be used to report student progress in all kindergarten - 3rd grade classrooms and some 4th-5th grade classrooms. If you have a 4th or 5th grade student, please contact your child's teacher on the reporting method being used for this school year. Additionally, a handbook was created to provide all stakeholders with information about standards-based reporting, including:
- An overview of standards-based grading
- An explanation of the report card components and sections
- An explanation of how to interpret report card scoring
- Copies of the report cards
Below are the links to the Report Card Handbook:Progress Report Dates:10/3/2017 (1st Qtr), 12/7/2017 (2nd Qtr), 2/22/2018 (3rd Qtr), 5/9/2018 (4th Qtr)Report Card Dates:11/6/2017 (1st Qtr), 2/7/2018 (2nd Qtr), 4/18/2018 (3rd Qtr), 6/8/2018 (4th Qtr)Characteristics of TextsStudents' guided reading levels are reported for kindergarten - 2nd grade. Visit the links below for a better understanding of the characteristics associated with each level.PowerSchool Parent PortalPower School is a secure web-based student information system that provides real-time updates to parents, teachers, students and school administrators about grades, attendance and assignments. Grades will only be accessible for 4th-5th grade students whose schools are using traditional grading for this school year. Please click here to login and access additional information.
What will my child be learning?
Family Life Curriculum
During the school year, 4th and 5th grade students will be taught a unit on family life education as part of comprehensive health education. The family unit covers topics; such as, changing roles as adolescents mature, the reproductive system, and development of positive self-image. Please see the lesson resources below for additional information.
How can I support my child's learning?
Parent Guides and Roadmaps
Guides and roadmaps provide guidance to parents and families about what their children will be learning and how they can support that learning.
- Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Standards - ELA
- Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Standards - ELA (Spanish version)
- Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Standards - Mathematics
- Parent Roadmaps to Common Core Standards - Mathematics (Spanish version)
- National PTA - Parents' Guides to Student Success
ReadyRosie is the first online resource that provides families with a daily, modeled activity for adults to do with children, from infancy up to age six.
The daily, two-minute video arrives each weekday morning in your email inbox. Each video shows a math, language arts, or vocabulary activity in English or Spanish that you can do with your child. These two-minute activities are simple, easy, fun and help you connect to and build on your child’s learning at school! You and your child can do the activities at home, at the grocery store, at the park, or on the go! This video (Spanish video) provides an overview of this resource.
If you would like to receive the ReadyRosie videos, please go to www.readyrosie.com/cabarruscounty to register.