English Language Arts
Overcoming Learning Challenges Near and Far
Why are education, books, and reading important? How can I overcome learning challenges?
Adaptations and the Wide World of Frogs
How does an author engage the reader in a narrative? How do experts build knowledge and share expertise about a topic? How do frogs survive?
Exploring Literary Classics
Water Around the World
Why are the world's freshwater sources threatened? Due to rainfall, freshwater is not distributed equally around the world. How do people persuade others to take action to contribute to a better world?
Eureka Math2 (Eureka Math "Squared") 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). Each grade's curriculum spans three modules - physical science, earth science, and life science. The order of the three modules varies from school to school, depending on the rotation of physical science kits at each school site.