• Curriculum Overview

    Mr. Leilich and Mrs. LeAnn McEarchern, Assistant Principals

    The classroom instruction is based on the expectations identified in the Florida Standards



    Hammett L. Bowen Jr. faculty and staff are proud to deliver a quality education designed to meet the needs of all students and ensure our students become self-sufficient, responsible citizens. By using the resources available, students will be able to continue to grow academically, as demonstrated by data.


    The availability of an Instructional Focus Calendar is a standard practice within the district for reading, math and science. These calendars map the instruction of each benchmark and identify the window of testing for each Quarterly Standard Mastery. These calendars were initially mapped by teacher committees. Each spring teachers are surveyed for recommendations of improvement to the reading, math and science focus calendar.


    Teachers are then invited to participate in summer committee work where these recommendations are reviewed, along with the data from the calendar assessments and a draft of any adjustments is made. Once the calendars receive final approval they are available for download to the teacher's desktop at the start of the new school year. Assistant Principals are trained and in turn facilitate calendar implementation at their respective school sites. The expectation is that classroom instruction is planned around these calendars. The monitoring of them is achieved through Quarterly Standard Mastery Assessments that have been identified for each of the targeted benchmarks and the data that monitored.



    Students following a regular curriculum at Hammett L. Bowen Jr. Elementary use the Marion County adopted textbooks.


    • Reading: Core Knowledge Language Aets
    • Math: GO Math
    • Science: Stemscopes


    Students are assigned textbooks to use in school and for home learning. They are responsible for keeping books clean and free of damage. Parents are responsible for paying for any lost or damaged books.

     Subject Areas 

    media center lunch


    Content Areas Taught at Hammett L. Bowen Jr.

    Reading / Writing

    Our core curriculum for reading is Core Knowledge Language Arts. Additionaly, we use the Top Score Writing Curriculum in Grades 2-5.



    Macmillan's Go Math is our core curriculum.  



    Our science curriculum is Stemscopes.



    We have a full time art teacher at HBE.

    Students will:

    • explore the great art, artist, and cultures of the world
    • develop skills to understand and appreciate artwork
    • participate in hands-on art activities
    • develop critical thinking skills by studying their artwork and others’ artwork



    We will also have a full time music teacher at HBE.

    • explore the great music and different music genres
    • develop skills to understand and appreciate music
    • participate in hands-on music activities


     Physical Education


    We have two full time PE teachers and two full time PE technicians. 

    The Physical Education curriculum has been designed to meet the Florida State Standards.  These standards include: movement competency, cognitive abilities, lifetime fitness, responsible behaviors, and values.  Students are scheduled for PE 150-minutes per week and should wear the appropriate clothing and shoes for an active student.



    We also have a full time media specialist.  Students will have a scheduled time for their homeroom to attend media class and/or check out books.  They will also have the opportunity to check out books throughout the week as well.