English Language Arts
Toys and Play
What can we do to make playing together fun? What makes toys fun? Which classroom toy do we prefer and why?
What is weather? How can I be prepared for any type of weather? What is weather like around the world? How does weather affect people? How can I write a story that teaches my reader about weather?
Trees Are Alive
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.
Materials and Motion
Trees and Weather
Animals Two by Two