Elementary Academic Hub

Students sitting smiling

This page is a one stop shop for Elementary Parents to find the information they need. Use the accordion below to explore by grade level. You will find a summary of content taught, district and state assessments given, the learning materials used, and parent resources at each level.

Below the accordion, you will find a section of helpful links to explore as well.

Kindergarten

Curriculum

Math

  • Counting within 100
  • Compare quantities to 20
  • Instantly recognize small quantities
  • One-to-one correspondence and cardinality
  • Represent, model, and solve addition and subtraction problems within 10
  • Fluently add and subtract within 5
  • Compose and decompose teen numbers
  • Compare and order objects according to measureable attributes
  • Sort and classify objects
  • Identify, compose, and compare basic shapes

Learn more

English Language Arts

  • Develop motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent, and independent readers, writers, and communicators
  • Develop skills for small group and whole group conversations
  • Apply foundational skills for reading and writing using and creating a variety of literature and informational texts

Learn more

Social Studies

  • Ask questions, share information and discuss ideas about the past  
  • Chronological thinking about the past, present and future 
  • Rules, resolving conflict and making decisions 
  • Civic participation, and citizenship 
  • People and places can be found on a map or globe 
  • Ownership, asking permission and sharing 
  • Wants and needs 

Learn more

Science

  • Motion
  • Properties of objects
  • Energy from the Sun
  • Objects

Learn more

Music

  • Introduction to many formal elements of music through the discovery and exploration of music
  • Using their voices and classroom instruments for music making
  • Label music elements such as beat, simple rhythms, and musical qualities such as high/low, loud/soft, and fast/slow
  • Performing, moving to and actively listening to music from diverse times, cultures and traditions 

Learn more

Art

  • Identify that art represents and tells the stories of people, places, or things
  • Create two- and three-dimensional work of art based on personal Relevance
  • Personal feelings are described in and through works of art
  • Artists and viewers recognize characteristics and expressive features within works of art
  • Develops an understanding that elements can be arranged together in order and used to create works of art.
  • Artists interpret connections to the stories told in and by works of art

Learn more

Health

  • Eating a variety of foods
  • Identifying trusted adults
  • Respect personal space and boundaries
  •  Personal hygiene (hand washing, flossing)
  • Express emotions in healthy ways
  • Pedestrian, bus, and playground safety
  • Physical Health and Wellness
  • Friendship
  • Communication skills for safety

Learn more

 

PE

  • Demonstrate body and spatial awareness through safe movement

  • Locate the major parts of the body
  • Understand that physical activity increases the heart rate, making the heart stronger
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow directions
  • Demonstrate respect for self, others, and equipment
  • Apply safe practices, rules, and procedures

Learn more

Assessment

Math

Students in Kindergarten take a math screener in the Fall to assess student math skills and guide teachers in grouping students for instruction and helping struggling students. A winter and spring screener may also be given to assess growth.

Reading

Students in Kindergarten do fall, winter, and spring assessments to determine student reading levels and chart progress. The assessments are also used to group students to provide targeted instruction based on student need.

Parent Resources

Reading

Here are some tools you can use with your student at home.

iReady

Individualized practice in  phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, high frequency words and comprehension

Student Login:

Username: network username (check infinite campus)

password: Student Number

Reading Plus (Grades 3-12)

Supports visual processing, silent reading fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing about reading

Student Login:

Login.readingplus.com

Username: BVSD username

Password: BVSD + student #

Math

Think Central

Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools. 

Log In : To log into the site, follow this link to the log-in page. Student login, student number password available from teacher

MegaMath

MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions. Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.

MegaMath - Spanish

Science

We have some amazing community resources here in BVSD. Check out their websites for resources, activities, events, and more.

The Thorne Nature Experience
CU Museum of Natural History
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Social Studies

Take a visit to explore the Museum of Boulder/History of Boulder Museum.

Visit the History Colorado Center.

Try out some of these activities that can be home at home.

Learning Materials

Math

Math Expressions has been used in Elementary BVSD classrooms since the 2013 - 2014 school year. It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Math Expressions- Models, Methods, and Icons provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.

Language Arts

Dual Language Schools use Pearson Ready Gen, as well as Palabras a su paso for Phonics instruction.

Non-Dual Language Schools use Heinemann, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, as well as Wilson, Fundations for Phonics instruction.

Learn more about other approved elementary language arts materials here.

Science

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary science here.

Social Studies

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary social studies here.

Elementary Health materials  Elementary PE Materials    K-12 Art Materials    K-12 Music Materials  

 

1st Grade

Curriculum

Math

  • Numbers 0 - 120
  • Fluently add and subtract within 10
  • Solve a variety of addition and subtraction problems within 20
  • Use place value and materials to add within 100
  • Identify and combine coins
  • Organize, represent, and interpret data
  • Measure of lengths using non-standard units
  • Time to the nearest hour/half hour
  • Describe, compose, and decompose shapes

Learn more

English Language Arts

  • Developing motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators
  • Continued development of oral language abilities and exploring reading and writing processes
  • Read literature and informational texts and express their understandings both orally and in writing. 
  • Develop inquiry skills to gather, organize and share information

Learn more

Science

  • Plants
  • Solids and liquids
  • Earth’s materials
  • Similarities between parents and offspring

Learn more

Social Studies

  • Families & Traditions
  • Historical Leaders
  • National Symbols
  • Calendars and Chronological Order
  • Maps and Globes
  • Natural resources
  • Personal Financial short term goals.
  • Jobs, Goods & Services
  • Leaders, places, holidays
  • Leadership & Team Member

Learn more

Music

  • Pitches and Patterns
  • Melodic Patterns
  • Beat and Rhythm
  • Technique
  • Quarter Notes /Quarter Rests
  • Pattern
  • Improvisation
  • Listening and Movement
  • Characteristics of Music
  • Elements
  • Effects in performance or Composition

Learn more

Art

  • Use a variety of Materials & Techniques
  • Art History lessons will be drawn from the grade level Social Studies curriculum. Other artists and cultures will be included
  • Reflect on similarities and differences
  • Personal experience as the source for invention and creation
  • Transfer visual arts knowledge into other areas of study
  • Aesthetic awareness will inform critical thinking

Learn more

Health

  • Identifying trusted adults
  • Eating a variety of foods
  • Refusing peer pressure
  • Identify emotions
  • Food groups
  • Express emotions in healthy ways
  • Listening skills
  • Prevent unintentional injury or illness
  • Avoid hazards
  • Preventing disease transmission

Learn more

 

PE

  • Demonstrate basic locomotor and non-locomotor skills, and rhythmic and cross-lateral movements

  • Demonstrate fundamental manipulative skills

  • Establish a beginning movement vocabulary

  • Identify the body’s normal reactions to moderate and vigorous physical activity

  • Work independently and with others to complete work

  • Follow the rules of an activity

  • Develop movement control for safe participation in games and sports

Learn more

Assessment

Math

Students in 1st Grade take a math screener in the Fall to assess student math skills and guide teachers in grouping students for instruction and helping struggling students. A winter and spring screener may also be given to assess growth.

Reading

Students in 1st grade do fall, winter, and spring assessments to determine student reading levels and chart progress. The assessments are also used to group students to provide targeted instruction based on student need.

Parent Resources

Reading

Here are some tools you can use with your student at home.

iReady

Individualized practice in  phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, high frequency words and comprehension

Student Login:

Username: network username (check infinite campus)

password: Student Number

Reading Plus (Grades 3-12)

Supports visual processing, silent reading fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing about reading

Student Login:

Login.readingplus.com

Username: BVSD username

Password: BVSD + student #

Math

Think Central

Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools. 

Log In : To log into the site, follow this link to the log-in page. Student login, student number password available from teacher

MegaMath

MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions. Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.

MegaMath - Spanish

Science

We have some amazing community resources here in BVSD. Check out their websites for resources, activities, events, and more.

The Thorne Nature Experience
CU Museum of Natural History
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Social Studies

Take a visit to explore the Museum of Boulder/History of Boulder Museum.

Visit the History Colorado Center.

Try out some of these activities that can be home at home.

Learning Materials

Math

Math Expressions has been used in Elementary BVSD classrooms since the 2013 - 2014 school year. It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Math Expressions- Models, Methods, and Icons provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.

Language Arts

Dual Language Schools use Pearson Ready Gen, as well as Palabras a su paso for Phonics instruction.

Non-Dual Language Schools use Heinemann, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, as well as Wilson, Fundations for Phonics instruction.

Learn more about other approved elementary language arts materials here.

Science

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary science here.

Social Studies

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary social studies here.

Elementary Health materials  Elementary PE Materials    K-12 Art Materials    K-12 Music Materials  

 

2nd Grade

Curriculum

Math

  • Place value to 1000
  • Mentally add and subtract within 20
  • Fluently add and subtract within 100
  • Use models to add and subtract within 1000
  • Money problems
  • Time to 5 minutes
  • Addition and subtraction fluency to 20
  • Attributes of shapes
  • Partitioning circles and rectangles; equal shares and fractions
  • Measure and estimate length
  • Rectangular arrays
  • Create and interpret simple graphs

Learn more

English Language Arts

  • Developing motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators 
  • Continued development of oral language abilities and using reading and writing processes
  • Read literature and informational texts and express their thinking both orally and in writing
  • Continue to develop inquiry skills to gather, organize, summarize and share information

Learn more

Science

  • Simple force and motion
  • Relationship between insects and their habitats
  • Weather

Learn more

Social Studies

  • Historical sources
  • Natural resources
  • People influencing history
  • Local community
  • Personal economic choices 
  • Personal responsibility
  • Neighborhoods

Learn more

Music

  • Perform expressively
  • Identify tone colors
  • Perform melodic and harmonic patterns
  • Comprehend melodic and rhythmic patterns
  • Respect the music- making of others setting
  • Respond to musical elements
  • Create patterns in treble clef
  • Connect music to daily life
  • Improvise phrases
  • Use descriptive music terms
  • Comprehend notational elements

Learn more

Art

  • Artistic intent
  • Individual ideas to make meaning
  • Make connections
  • Language of art
  • Art-making process
  • Historical and cultural ideas are evident in works of art
  • Art has purpose
  • Basic studio skills

Learn more

Assessment

Math

Students in 2nd Grade take a math screener in the Fall to assess student math skills and guide teachers in grouping students for instruction and helping struggling students. A winter screener may also be given to assess growth. All 2nd graders take a district end of year math assessment.

Reading

Students in 2nd Grade do fall, winter, and spring assessments to determine student reading levels and chart progress. The assessments are also used to group students to provide targeted instruction based on student need.

Gifted and Talented Universal Screener

All 2nd Graders are given a gifted and talented universal screener in the fall.

Parent Resources

Reading

Here are some tools you can use with your student at home.

iReady

Individualized practice in  phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, high frequency words and comprehension

Student Login:

Username: network username (check infinite campus)

password: Student Number

Reading Plus (Grades 3-12)

Supports visual processing, silent reading fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing about reading

Student Login:

Login.readingplus.com

Username: BVSD username

Password: BVSD + student #

Math

Think Central

Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools. 

Log In : To log into the site, follow this link to the log-in page. Student login, student number password available from teacher

MegaMath

MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions. Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.

MegaMath - Spanish

Science

We have some amazing community resources here in BVSD. Check out their websites for resources, activities, events, and more.

The Thorne Nature Experience
CU Museum of Natural History
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Social Studies

Take a visit to explore the Museum of Boulder/History of Boulder Museum.

Visit the History Colorado Center.

Try out some of these activities that can be home at home.

Learning Materials

Math

Math Expressions has been used in Elementary BVSD classrooms since the 2013 - 2014 school year. It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Math Expressions- Models, Methods, and Icons provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.

Language Arts

Dual Language Schools use Pearson Ready Gen, as well as Palabras a su paso for Phonics instruction.

Non-Dual Language Schools use Heinemann, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, as well as Wilson, Fundations for Phonics instruction.

Learn more about other approved elementary language arts materials here.

Science

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary science here.

Social Studies

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary social studies here.

Elementary Health materials  Elementary PE Materials    K-12 Art Materials    K-12 Music Materials  

 

Health

  • Proper use of household products
  • Chronic diseases
  • Conflict resolution
  • Call 911
  • Respond to bullying
  • Interpersonal communication skills to prevent injury
  • Refusal Skills
  • Consequences of using or being exposed to tobacco and second hand smoke
  • Class plan for healthy classroom food choices
  • Health eating contributes to good health
  • Identify health foods and snacks

Learn more

 

PE

  • Demonstrate the elements of movement in combination with a variety of locomotor skills

  • Demonstrate control and balance in traveling and weight-bearing activities using a variety of body parts and implements

  • Use feedback to improve performance

  • Recognize the importance of making the choice to participate in a wide variety of activities that involve locomotion, nonlocomotion, and manipulation of objects outside of physical education class

  • Identify good brain health habits

  • Demonstrate positive and helpful behavior and words toward other students

  • Apply rules, procedures, and safe practices to create a safe school environment with little or no reinforcement

Learn more

3rd grade

Curriculum

Math

  • Understand fractions as numbers 
  • Create equivalences and compare fractions
  • Compare shapes use them to represent fractions
  • Fluently add and subtract within 1,000
  • Solve two- step word problems involving the four operations
  • Multiplication facts
  • Represent and solve multiplication and division problems
  • Scaled picture and bar graphs
  • Measure lengths to the half and quarter inch
  • Area and perimeter
  • Tell time and solve time interval problems
  • Volume and mass

Learn more

English Language Arts

  • Developing motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators
  • Extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes
  • Read literature and informational texts
  • Express thinking and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing
  • Use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and share information

Learn more

Science

  • States of Matter
  • Life Cycles
  • Earth Materials
  • Changes of Matter
  • Rock Cycle
  • Measurement

Learn more

Social Studies

  • Historical fact and fiction
  • Short Term Financial Goals
  • Local Government
  • Development of community
  • Views and Rights
  • Component of Democracy
  • Regions
  • Geographic Tools
  • Exchange of Goods and Services

Learn more

Music

  • Perform extended melodic and harmonic patterns
  • Perform from music notation
  • Improvise phrases and patterns
  • Identify tone colors
  • Notate music
  • Comprehend melodic and harmonic patterns
  • Analyze form
  • Identify music preferences
  • Discuss music of diverse cultures
  • Respond to and evaluate musical elements
  • Demonstrate expressive elements 

Learn more

Art

  • Artistic intent
  • Individual ideas to make meaning
  • Make connections
  • Language of art
  • Art-making process
  • Historical and cultural ideas are evident in works of art
  • Art has purpose
  • Basic studio skills

Learn more

Health

  • Communicate appropriate food choices
  • Injury prevention at home, school, and community
  • Demonstrate refusal skills for unhealthy eating
  • Communication skills for positive interactions with families
  • Dangers of using tobacco products or being exposed to second hand smoke
  • Describe pro-social behaviors to enhance healthy living

Learn more

PE

  • Demonstrate a variety of motor patterns in simple combinations while participating in activities, games, and sports

  • Perform movements that engage the brain to facilitate learning

  • Identify the benefits of sustained physical activity that causes increased heart rate and heavy breathing

  • Understand that the body is composed of water, muscle, bones, organs, fat, and other tissues

  • Demonstrate positive social behaviors during class

Learn more

Assessment

Math

Students in 3rd Grade take a math screener in the Fall to assess student math skills and guide teachers in grouping students for instruction and helping struggling students. A winter and spring screener may also be given to assess growth.

Students in 3rd Grade take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) Math test in the spring.

English Language Arts

Students in 3rd Grade do fall, winter, and spring reading assessments to determine student reading levels and chart progress. The assessments are also used to group students to provide targeted instruction based on student need.

Students in 3rd Grade take a district end of year common writing assessment.

Students in 3rd Grade take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) ELA test in the spring.

Parent Resources

Reading

Here are some tools you can use with your student at home.

iReady

Individualized practice in  phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, high frequency words and comprehension

Student Login:

Username: network username (check infinite campus)

password: Student Number

Reading Plus (Grades 3-12)

Supports visual processing, silent reading fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing about reading

Student Login:

Login.readingplus.com

Username: BVSD username

Password: BVSD + student #

Math

Think Central

Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools. 

Log In : To log into the site, follow this link to the log-in page. Student login, student number password available from teacher

MegaMath

MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions. Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.

MegaMath - Spanish

Science

We have some amazing community resources here in BVSD. Check out their websites for resources, activities, events, and more.

The Thorne Nature Experience
CU Museum of Natural History
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Social Studies

Take a visit to explore the Museum of Boulder/History of Boulder Museum.

Visit the History Colorado Center.

Try out some of these activities that can be home at home.

Learning Materials

Math

Math Expressions has been used in Elementary BVSD classrooms since the 2013 - 2014 school year. It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Math Expressions- Models, Methods, and Icons provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.

Language Arts

Dual Language Schools use Pearson Ready Gen, as well as Palabras a su paso for Phonics instruction.

Non-Dual Language Schools use Heinemann, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, as well as Wilson, Fundations for Phonics instruction.

Learn more about other approved elementary language arts materials here.

Science

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary science here.

Social Studies

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary social studies here.

Elementary Health materials  Elementary PE Materials    K-12 Art Materials    K-12 Music Materials  

 

4th Grade

Curriculum

Math

  • Generalize place value understanding
  • Addition and subtraction of multi-digit numbers
  • Extend multiplication and division
  • Number patterns
  • Factors, multiples, and square, prime, and composite numbers
  • Represent, order and compare fraction
  • Factors and Multiples
  • Create line plots to display data
  • Attributes of geometric figures including angle measurement
  • Add and subtract fractions with like denominators

Learn more

English Language Arts

  • Continued development of motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators
  • Extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes
  • Read literature and informational texts
  • Share responses, express understandings and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing
  • Use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and present information

Learn more

Social Studies

  • Colorado historical events in relationship to key events in the United States
  • Timeline of Colorado history (cause and effect)
  • Relationship between choice and opportunity costs
  • Geographic connections
  • Geographic Tools
  • Cultural development and diversity in state settlement
  • Economic history of Colorado
  • Function and structure of Colorado government
  • Responsible citizenship

Learn more

Science

  • Energy
  • Fossils
  • Variation
  • Ecosystems
  • Magnetism
  • Adaption
  • Solar System
  • Electricity

Learn more

Music

  • Perform with accuracy
  • Identify notation of musical forms
  • Perform musical patterns
  • Perform notated melodies in treble staff
  • Analyze musical examples
  • Recognize musical patterns
  • Improvise musical phrases
  • Explain personal musical preferences
  • Notate simple melodies
  • Understand musical values of others in a cultural context
  • Use vocabulary to analyze and apply musical elements

Learn more

Art

  • Artistic intent
  • Communicate ideas
  • Critique process
  • Infer artistic intent
  • Different points of view
  • Critique process
  • Interpretations in works of art
  • Materials and processes
  • Historical time periods and cultural studies respond with empathy

Learn more

Health

  • Goal setting to enhance nutrition status
  • Positive behaviors that support relationships
  • Uses for medicines
  • Skills to prevent a conflict from escalating to violence
  • Explain the interrelationship between the dimensions of wellness health
  • Communication skills to avoid using tobacco
  • Food intake and physical health
  • Stress management

Learn more

PE

  • Identify the major characteristics of mature locomotor, nonlocomotor, manipulative, and rhythmic skills

  • Provide and receive feedback to and from peers using the major characteristics of mature locomotor and manipulative skills

  • Explain how the health-related components of fitness affect performance when participating in physical activity

  • Recognize the relationship between healthy nutrition and exercise

  • Recognize the benefits derived from regular, moderate, and vigorous physical activity

  • Demonstrate positive social behaviors during class

  • Identify and describe the benefits, risks, and safety factors associated with regular participation in physical activity

Learn more

Assessment

Math

Students in 4th Grade take a math screener in the Fall to assess student math skills and guide teachers in grouping students for instruction and helping struggling students. A winter and spring screener may also be given to assess growth.

Students in 4th Grade take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) Math test in the spring.

English Language Arts

Students in 4th Grade do fall, winter, and spring reading assessments to determine student reading levels and chart progress. The assessments are also used to group students to provide targeted instruction based on student need.

Students in 4th Grade take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) ELA test in the spring.

Social Studies

Students in 4th Grade may take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) Social Studies test in the spring (The state picks a sampling of schools each year).

Parent Resources

Reading

Here are some tools you can use with your student at home.

iReady

Individualized practice in  phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, high frequency words and comprehension

Student Login:

Username: network username (check infinite campus)

password: Student Number

Reading Plus (Grades 3-12)

Supports visual processing, silent reading fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing about reading

Student Login:

Login.readingplus.com

Username: BVSD username

Password: BVSD + student #

Math

Think Central

Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools. 

Log In : To log into the site, follow this link to the log-in page. Student login, student number password available from teacher

MegaMath

MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions. Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.

MegaMath - Spanish

Science

We have some amazing community resources here in BVSD. Check out their websites for resources, activities, events, and more.

The Thorne Nature Experience
CU Museum of Natural History
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Social Studies

Take a visit to explore the Museum of Boulder/History of Boulder Museum.

Visit the History Colorado Center.

Try out some of these activities that can be home at home.

Learning Materials

Math

Math Expressions has been used in Elementary BVSD classrooms since the 2013 - 2014 school year. It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Math Expressions- Models, Methods, and Icons provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.

Language Arts

Dual Language Schools use Pearson Ready Gen, as well as Palabras a su paso for Phonics instruction.

Non-Dual Language Schools use Heinemann, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, as well as Wilson, Fundations for Phonics instruction.

Learn more about other approved elementary language arts materials here.

Science

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary science here.

Social Studies

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary social studies here.

Elementary Health materials  Elementary PE Materials    K-12 Art Materials    K-12 Music Materials  

 

5th Grade

Assessment

Math

Students in 5th Grade take a math screener in the Fall to assess student math skills and guide teachers in grouping students for instruction and helping struggling students. A winter and spring screener may also be given to assess growth.

Students in 5th Grade take the Middle School Math Transition Test (for 5th Graders in 5th Grade Math) OR an assessment for 5th Graders in 6th Grade Math.

Students in 5th Grade take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) Math test in the spring.

English Language Arts

Students in 5th Grade do fall, winter, and spring reading assessments to determine student reading levels and chart progress. The assessments are also used to group students to provide targeted instruction based on student need.

Students in 5th Grade take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) ELA test in the spring.

Science

Students in 5th Grade take the Colorado Measure of Academic Success (CMAS) Science test in the spring.

Curriculum

Math

  • Generalize place value concepts to decimal numbers
  • Multiply and divide multi-digit whole numbers and decimals to hundredths
  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Multiply fractions
  • Begin fraction and whole number division
  • Patterns, functions, and algebraic structures
  • Perimeter, area, and volume
  • Flexible problem solving of multi-digit whole numbers and decimals
  • Line plots and fractional amounts
  • Geometric attributes and coordinate graphing
  • Measurement conversions

Learn more

English Language Arts

  • The advancement of motivated, strategic, constructive, fluent and independent readers, writers, and communicators
  • Extending oral language abilities and the use of reading and writing processes
  • Read literature and informational texts
  • Share responses, express understandings and support opinions using textual evidence both orally and in writing
  • Use research skills and tools to gather, organize, summarize and present information

Learn more

Social Studies

  • History of North America 1491-1787
  • Analyze government and markets
  • Multiple points of view in developing history of North America 1491-1787
  • Origins, structure and function of U.S. government
  • Personal and institutional finance
  • Individual/ group rights and responsibilities
  • Cause and effect of migrations and colonization of North America
  • Map usage and comprehension of places and regions in North America

Learn more

Science

  • Organize, records, analyzes and interprets data
  • Designs and conducts scientific investigations
  • Structures and functions of body and plant systems
  • Changes in matter(mixture and solutions)
  • Changes in Earth’s surface and landforms
  • Renewable and non renewable resources
  • Weather

Learn more

Music

  • Perform music
  • Sight-read music
  • Experience major and minor modalities
  • Create music
  • Improvise music
  • Identify patterns
  • Notate music
  • Proper playing technique
  • Critique music
  • Analyze music

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Art

  • Communicate human experience
  • Evaluative criteria when responding to works of art
  • Analyzing qualities of art
  • Communicate personal and objective points of view
  • Assign intended meaning to works of art
  • Respond to art from familiar and unfamiliar cultures
  • Use technological media
  • Intended meaning
  • Art processes and creative thinking

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Health

  • Demonstrate Health Eating Behavior
  • Accessing Information about tobacco use
  • Communication skills for personal health
  • Analyze influences on mental and emotional health
  • Growth and Development (Exclusion Form found under Parent Resources)
  • Pro-social behavior
  • Basic first aid and safety procedures
  • Disease prevention

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PE

  • Demonstrate mature form for all basic locomotor, nonlocomotor, manipulative, and rhythmic skills

  • Demonstrate understanding of how to combine and apply movement concepts and principles to learn and develop motor skills

  • Understand and apply basic principles of training to improving physical fitness

  • Demonstrate understanding of skill-related components of fitness and how they affect physical performance

  • Connect the health-related fitness components to the body systems

  • Assess and take responsibility for personal behavior and stress management

  • Choose to participate cooperatively and productively in group and individual physical activities

  • Identify personal activity interests and abilities

  • Understand and utilize safe and appropriate warm-up, pacing, and cool-down techniques for injury prevention and safe participation

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Parent Resources

Reading

Here are some tools you can use with your student at home.

iReady

Individualized practice in  phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, high frequency words and comprehension

Student Login:

Username: network username (check infinite campus)

password: Student Number

Reading Plus (Grades 3-12)

Supports visual processing, silent reading fluency, vocabulary development, comprehension, and writing about reading

Student Login:

Login.readingplus.com

Username: BVSD username

Password: BVSD + student #

Math

Think Central

Think Central is a powerful and extensive website for parents and students using Math Expressions, the adopted curricular materials for BVSD elementary schools. 

Log In : To log into the site, follow this link to the log-in page. Student login, student number password available from teacher

MegaMath

MegaMath is a series of games and activities that accompany Math Expressions. Ask your teacher which activities are appropriate for the current unit of study.

MegaMath - Spanish

Science

We have some amazing community resources here in BVSD. Check out their websites for resources, activities, events, and more.

The Thorne Nature Experience
CU Museum of Natural History
Boulder County Parks and Open Space
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center

Social Studies

Take a visit to explore the Museum of Boulder/History of Boulder Museum.

Visit the History Colorado Center.

Try out some of these activities that can be home at home.

HealthUnder Colorado State Statute and BVSD Board of Education policy IGAE, if parents or guardians want to exclude their child from any portion or portions of health instruction on the grounds that is contrary to the religious beliefs and teachings or closely held personal beliefs of the student, parent or guardian, you may do so by completing the Health Education Program Parental Exclusion Request form IGAE-E. You can also see additional information about the excusal process by viewing the Excusal Procedure regulation IGAE-R.  

Learning Materials

Math

Math Expressions has been used in Elementary BVSD classrooms since the 2013 - 2014 school year. It was selected for being a rigorous, well articulated, research based program that aligns closely with the Colorado Academic Standards for Mathematics.

Math Expressions- Models, Methods, and Icons provides for you an overview of expectations, computational techniques as well as some of the instructional methods of Math Expressions.

Language Arts

Dual Language Schools use Pearson Ready Gen, as well as Palabras a su paso for Phonics instruction.

Non-Dual Language Schools use Heinemann, Fountas and Pinnell Classroom, as well as Wilson, Fundations for Phonics instruction.

Learn more about other approved elementary language arts materials here.

Science

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary science here.

Social Studies

You can learn more about the approved learning materials for elementary social studies here.

Elementary Health materials  Elementary PE Materials    K-12 Art Materials    K-12 Music Materials  

 

How do I check my student's grades?

Final trimester grades are viewable through the parent portal or Infinite Campus. If you would like to view the report card templates you can access all elementary levels in this folder. 

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