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    Curriculum & Learning at Cedar Park

    Literacy

    • Center for the Collaborative Classroom Curriculum
      • Centered on Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
      • Focused on reading, writing, speaking, and listening
      • Combines instructional reading texts with independently reading books at individual student levels

    Math

    • Math in Focus Curriculum
      • Centered on Common Core State Standards
      • Supplemented with CCSS-based materials and best practices

    Science

    Social Emotional Learning

    • Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS)
      • Explicitly teach, practice, and build positive accountability to school-wide expectations
      • Focused on building a positive environment around students achieving expectation (versus focused on punishment for failure)
      • Hold students to high standards while providing structured scaffolding for students who need additional support
    • RULER
      • SPS is working with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence (the program is being incrementally implemented across the district)
      • Four key pillars:
        • Class Charter
        • Mood Meter
        • Meta Moments
        • Emotional Intelligence Blue Print
    • Social-emotional learning also taught through:
      • Collaborative Classroom Literary Curriculum
      • Social Studies Curricula
      • Expeditionary Learning

     

    Library

    • Reading Advocacy: nurturing a lifelong love of reading across a range of genres
    • Information Literacy: empowering students to effectively locate, use, and produce information
    • Social-Emotional Learning: nurture self-awareness, compassion, and global citizenship through literature
    • For more information visit the Cedar Park Library Website at https://www.cedarparklibrary.org/

    Physical Education (PE)

    • Physical Education at Cedar Park is a skills-based program for PreK-5th Grade students. Through practice and game play students learn how to:
      • move safely through spaces
      • improve throwing and foot skills
      • use paddles or hockey sticks
      • move to rhythm, jump rope
      • incorporate tactics (defense/offense)
    • PE is also a place where students learn:
      • the 5 Components of Health-Related Fitness
      • nutrition using MyPlate
      • goal setting
      • muscle, bone, and heart health
      • sportsmanship, collaboration, and spirit of the game
      • pedestrian and bike safety
      • impact of physical health on our lives (socially, emotionally, and physically)
    • Note: Skills are taught in a rotational fashion (e.g. one year the focus may be basketball skills, the following year volleyball skills will be emphasized). The goal is to introduce students to a variety of physical activities over the course of their time as a Cedar Park student.     

    Arts

    • Art
      • Cedar Park Art Docent Program (one session per month)
      • Expeditionary Learning project opportunities
    • Instrumental Music
      • Grades 3-5
      • Classes/Lesson held once per week

    Support Services (based on student need)