Ms. Lisa Dreher, Assistant Principal
The classroom instruction is based on the expectations identified in the Florida Standards
Hammett Bowen 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 Focus Calendar Assessment and District Benchmark Assessment. 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 Focus Calendar Assessments that have been identified for each of the targeted benchmarks and the data that monitored.
Students following a regular curriculum at Hammett Bowen Elementary use the Marion County adopted textbooks.
- Reading: Wonders
- Math: GO Math
- Science: National Geographic
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 Taught at Hammett Bowen
Reading / Writing
Our core curriculum for reading is McGraw Hill (Wonders). We also use Successmaker, a computer based program as another reading resource. Early Interventions in Reading kits (Intensive), Corrective Reading and small group teacher based activities are also offered.
Macmillan's Go Math is our core curriculum. Additionally, we use Successmaker (Supplemental), Fast Math (Supplemental) and small group as well as teacher directed manipulative activities.
Our science program is National Geographic.
We have a full time art teacher this year.
- 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
We have two full time PE teachers and one full time PE tech.
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 five days a week and should wear the appropriate clothing and shoes for an active student.
We also have a full time media Specialist and full time media assistant. Students will have a scheduled time for their homeroom to attend Media class. They will also have the opportunity to check out books throughout the week as well.