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Parents and Students
Instructional Standards and Curriculum
Instructional Program Overview
Putting Standards into Action
The links above will take you to summaries of what our children are expected to learn in each grade. These links highlight the standards and academic curriculum followed in each grade throughout the Red Clay Consolidated School District. By putting these standards into action in the classroom, we are making sure we meet our District goal of improving the academic performance of all of our students.
Standards refer to what children need to know as they pass through their elementary and secondary school years. Standards tell us what the academic curriculum must include in all of the core subject areas: mathematics, science, English language arts (ELA) and social studies. Comprehensive curriculum guides are available in school libraries across the District.
In the Classroom....It's a New and Exciting World
The world is changing fast; every day technology makes another leap forward. This creates wonderful new opportunities for our students.
For education to keep up with progress and prepare our students for successful futures, Red Clay has implemented a challenging standards-based curriculum. When supplemented by effective and creative teaching methods and assessments that accurately measure learning, we can ensure academic excellence.
When you enter a classroom today, you may be surprised at how different it looks. Students are expected to be active learners. They learn by doing. The more involved students are, the more experience they have in taking knowledge and applying it in ways that show they understand. This type of learning - learning by doing - combined with using computers as tools in the learning process, sets the stage for lifelong learning.
Applying standards to learning is a vital part of improving the academic performance of our children. Sharing accountability for that success is another part of ensuring academic success. All of us have a part to play- parents, teachers, administrators and board members- if we want to make sure our children receive the best education has to offer.
When parents are actively involved in their children's education, achievement levels are maximized. Here are some things you can do:
Help children with homework and let them know you have faith in their ability to complete it successfully. Let children know you're available and interested in what they do in and out of school. Enrich their learning with trips to the zoo, library, museum, etc.
Ask children to share their schoolwork with you- the things they are most proud of- as well as the things they have questions about. Let them know that success is wonderful, but that learning also happens when we make mistakes.
Make sure children are well rested, ready to go to school each day and get to school on time.
Help children explore the world by answering questions or helping them find answers to their questions.
Listen to what they have to say. Make it obvious that their opinions count. Talking together will help improve self-expression, build vocabulary and enhance self-esteem.
Read aloud to your children every day. Talk about what you read. Introducing new experiences and the power of words to children through books helps stimulate learning.
As children learn to read, they can begin to read along with you. The ability to read is the best indicator of school success.
Help children connect their learning to the real world. Experiences with clocks, calendars, money, numbers, following directions, etc., link learning with everyday life.
Attend parent-teacher conferences, school-sponsored activities and back-to-school nights. Become involved in the PTA or volunteer for school-related projects. Children respond to your ongoing interest in what they do in school.
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