Curriculum Model

 
T.J. Perkerson Elementary offers a consistent, rigorous instructional program for all students. The foundation for our programs is the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards, required by the State Department of Education, serves as the foundation of our programs and includes teaching Common Core standards in Math, Reading and Language Arts.

However, at Perkerson the programs are enhanced and enriched far beyond the regular expectations. Common assessments offer us data for curriculum and instruction decisions based on our students’ needs. Our curriculum maps and academic programs ensure consistency from class to class and grade to grade.

Features of our curriculum are:

Reading

Language Arts/Writing

  • Comprehensive grammar and writing program K-5
  • Treasures Grammar, Spelling, and Writing program
  • Mountain Language
  • Lucy Calkins Writing program materials K-5
  • Introduction of the writing genres K-2 (Informational, Persuasive, Narrative, Response to Literature)
  • Assessment of the Genres 3-5
  • Writing workshop, writer’s journals/notebooks, common editing checklist, cross-curricular writing

Mathematics

  • Full implementation of MYMATH - K-5
  • Use of manipulatives, technology and games as a part of the math program
  • IXL.com, Scoutpad, and Study Island for enriching, differentiated mathematics instruction
  • STAR Math Assessments
  • Georgia Department of Education Frameworks
  • “Protected” math block - 75 minutes, minimum
  • Everyday Counts Calendar Math in grades K-1

Science

  • DOE Units of Inquiry
  • Curriculum maps
  • Picture Perfect technology
  • Georgia Department of Education Frameworks, STEAM Process
  • A-Z Science Lab
  • Mini Labs
  • Science Fair (Grade 4)
  • Engineering Fridays

Social Studies

  • Curriculum maps
  • Georgia Department of Education Frameworks
  • International Travelers program
  • Opportunity to participate in the National Geography Bee (4th & 5th grades)
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