• Language Arts

    For reading instruction, we use the Common Core Language Arts (CKLA) Amplify series. Through this curriculum, students learn phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing through whole group and small group instruction. Through this curriculum, each student is exposed to rigorous texts that prepare them for a multitude of content areas. Teachers also use the i-Ready toolbox to differentiate their instruction to meet the different skill levels of students in their classroom. Three times a year, students take the i-Ready Benchmark Assessment. This provides information about the strengths and weaknesses of every student, providing us with crucial data to inform our instruction. At the end of each quarter, 3rd-5th grade students take a Quarterly Standards Mastery Assessment (QSMA). We use these data to determine the standards of focus that students have mastered, but more importantly which standards we must revisit to ensure that all students have understood and mastered skills needed to be successful on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA). In addition, to assess students on their writing and communication skills, students in grades 3rd-5th take the WriteScore Assessment three times a year. This assessment is directly aligned to the rubric used when they take the FSA Writing test, therefore we use this data to inform our writing instruction in the areas of focus, elaboration, and evidence. 

     

    Mathematics

    We use the Go Math textbook for math instruction, as well as the i-Ready toolbox. In addition, teachers use hands-on instruction in small groups to help students master the skills and rigor of the standards. Three times a year, students take the i-Ready Benchmark Assessment. This provides information about the strengths and weaknesses of every student, providing us with crucial data to inform our instruction. At the end of each quarter, 3rd-5th grade students take a Quarterly Standards Mastery Assessment (QSMA). We use these data to determine the standards of focus that students have mastered, but more importantly which standards we must revisit to ensure that all students have understood and mastered skills needed to be successful on the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA).

     

    Science

    Our current science adoption is STEMscopes.  This series is based on the Florida Standards.  Students learn through the 5 E’s of science

    • Engage/Elicit:  Object, event or question used to engage students.
    • Explore:  Hands-on activities, with guidance.
    • Explain:  Students explain their understanding of concepts and processes.
    • Elaborate:  Activities allow students to apply concepts in contexts, and build on or extend understanding and skill.
    • Evaluate/Expand:  Activities permit evaluation of student development and lesson effectiveness.

     

    Social Studies

    Social Studies Weekly is a fun and engaging student magazine designed to help students imagine life in a historical context.  The periodical contains fun and challenging activities to support the Social Studies learning experience.  Social Studies Weekly has an online component that is available to classrooms upon selection by teachers.  Students can read online magazines, examine primary sources, and search for resources to support projects.  Communicate with your child’s teacher to determine if this product is available in their classroom.

     

    Art

    We have a full-time art teacher at Greenway Elementary.

    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

     

    Music

    We have a full-time music teacher at Greenway Elementary.

    • 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 3 full-time P.E. coaches at Greenway Elementary.

    • Your child will have 3 50-minute P.E. sessions per week