- Teachers have a professional responsibility to complete lesson plans. They should be maintained weekly and give evidence that content standards are being planned for and addressed through instruction. District administrators may check lesson plans at any time.
- Each teacher is required to keep a posted daily schedule in the classroom, easily located and comprehensible by students and classroom visitors.
- The lesson plan book can be a physical book of your choosing, or lesson plans can be done on the computer. For the ELA/ELD Curriculum, the Wonders online Calendar can be used.
- An emergency set of lesson plans is to be submitted by every teacher, and kept on file in the main office. An alternative would be to create a digital lesson plan and share it with the Principal, Secretary, and Office Clerk. The lesson plans should include your daily schedule, classroom rules and procedures, discipline plan, any relevant student information, and any other helpful information.
- Reading/Language Arts/ELD* – Two hours plus 30 minutes of writing of each school day will be spent on reading and language arts using the District Board-adopted McGraw Hill Wonders curriculum. Teachers will follow the pacing calendar and assessment schedule, which was developed by the grade-level Teams, throughout the year to help students make adequate progress toward mastery of grade-level standards.
- Mathematics – The Common Core State Standards will be taught using the District Board-adopted SWUN Mathematics curriculum, materials and lesson-design. Teachers will follow the pacing calendar and assessment schedule, which was developed by the grade-level Teams, throughout the year to help students make adequate progress toward mastery of grade-level standards.
- Science and Social Studies – The State content standards for these subjects will be taught throughout the year using District Board-adopted materials and supplemental materials as appropriate.
- *English Language Development – English learners will be taught ELD with the goal of having all students make a gain of at least one level a year on the ELPAC. Minimum 30 minutes per day of Designated ELD instruction, along with Integrated ELD instruction throughout the day.
- Visual and Performing Arts – The arts will be integrated throughout each school day using the Visual and Performing Arts Standards. Music, art, dance, theatre and speech will also be taught during the week and may be offered as extended day classes, too.
- Handwriting - Our handwriting curriculum will use research-based methods to make legible and fluent handwriting an easy and automatic skill for all students.
- Physical Education – The California Education Code requires 200 minutes of physical education every two weeks for primary students. We will base our physical fitness activities on the standards--students do not get to “pick” what they want to do or have free-time.
- Technology - Technology, basic computer and keyboarding skills, will be used to improve our technology--integration throughout the core-curriculum. Technology will become a means of ensuring that each student at the Charter school is not only proficient in the intelligent and appropriate use of technology in relation to education and life, but will be inspired to create multi-media products and presentations which will compliment and enhance the standards that they are mastering.