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1st Grade

Mission Statement

Students at all grade levels will develop both conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Students will understand that mathematics is both a tool and a way of thinking that can be used to address problems in the world. Our goals include:
ü  Teach the benchmarks for conceptual understanding by providing learning-rich classroom activities
     that follow the CRA model

ü  Enhance the curriculum by using instructional technology and real world examples

ü  Differentiate  by varying methods of instruction and encourage acceptance of multiple solution strategies

ü  Regularly administer assessment to include higher-level questions and performance task assessment

ü  Collaborate with other grade-level teachers to maximize school resources and teacher expertise

ü  Articulate vertical alignment and subject area integration

ü  Ensure that all students make gains thorough competence in problem-solving, reasoning and proof,
    communication, connections,  and representation with regard to whatever mathematical content they are studying

ü  Engage in lesson studies and reflections

ü  Consider applying for a grant to support project-based learning for their school

ü  Pursue professional development opportunities and training


Instructional Pacing Guide:   Created with input from grade-level teachers to correlate to the Next Generation Standards and is designed to help teachers to efficiently pace the delivery of quality instruction and provide checkpoints of assessment accountability.


Instructional Focus Calendar:   After disaggregating data, each school will develop an Instructional Focus Calendar. While all schools will follow the District Pacing Guide to cover the primary benchmarks, schools will also collaboratively create a roadmap for teaching, re-teaching, and assessing targeted benchmarks during the academic school year to address their secondary benchmarks based on data.  Instructional Focus Calendar details when specific benchmarks will be taught and assessed.  It is not intended to replace the District Pacing Guide but to be used concurrently and be customized based on academic needs of students at a specific school.     Click on links for model


  Florida Department of Education Bureau of School Improvement                      math example            blank template


Instructional Delivery Guide:  The Instructional Delivery Guide specifies the content to be covered within each instructional period and HOW it will be taught. The guide includes, but is not limited to: benchmarks, essential questions, instructional activities, student involvement tasks, intervention or enrichment strategies, literary connections, content and technology integration, information that is specific to a school’s or student’s needs, textbook correlations, other resources, FCAT info, and assessment pieces.  Cpalms has a drop down template for creating instructional delivery guides @ www.floridastandards.org   Click on submit a resource and register for an account.  You do not have to submit finished products.              

Rhonda Sumpter,
Nov 30, 2010, 2:53 PM