English Language Arts
Tools and Work
Why do we need tools? How do habits of character help us do work? How do we create a magnificent thing?
The Sun, Moon, and Stars
Why do authors write about the sun, moon, and stars? What patterns can we observe in the sky? How do authors use their knowledge and observations to write a story?
Birds' Amazing Bodies
Math Expressions is the adopted OUSD curriculum for elementary schools.* The curriculum is aligned to California Common Core standards, which describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade.
For elementary science instruction, OUSD uses FOSS (Full Option Science System), a research-based science curriculum developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. This curriculum emphasizes hands-on activities and is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS ). The order of the three modules varies from school to school, depending on the rotation of physical science kits at each school site.
Sound and Light
Air and Weather
Plants and Animals