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Anamosa District and Curriculum
Anamosa Community School District uses the Iowa Core Curriculum as the basis for teaching and learning in all of their schools. The Iowa Core provides detailed learning standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in Literacy, Math, Science, Social Studies, and 21st Century Skills. The standards provide a logical progression to learning that increases complexity in the same subject-area strands, such as writing in the Literacy framework, and allows students to think critically about what they have learned. The 21st century skills involve other necessary areas of literacy such as health literacy, financial literacy and civic literacy.
We currently cover the following Anamosa-area school district: Anamosa Community School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Anamosa District Curriculum
Anamosa Community School District’s curriculum is reviewed on a five-year cycle that includes four phases: assess, plan, implement & monitor, and evaluate. The goal of the curriculum review process is to ensure that the written curriculum aligns with classroom instruction and assessment and, hence, improve students’ achievement for each district learning goal. The district posts standards and grade-level expectations for each content area. The district also looks for local connections that students can make with what they are learning.
For example, under the math standard for number systems ‘Students will understand and apply the concept of numbers,’ a specific expectation for fourth graders is to demonstrate an understanding of the fractions whole, half, third, and fourth. In seventh grade, students are to understand that numbers are not rational are called irrational and learn how to estimate the value of expressions (e.g., π4). In tenth grade, standards for the number and quantity strand help students understand matrices, vectors, and complex number algebra.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Anamosa Educational News
- Anamosa High Wins Huge Grant - Anamosa High was the recipient of $100,000 for winning the Celebrate My Drive! contest. The school earned the grant based on the number of online votes it received from the community. It was one of 800 schools to initially enter the contest and one of just 22 to receive the grant. A share of the grant, $22,000, must be used to promote safe driving, but the district may determine what the remaining amount will be used for. More information about the contest can be found here.
- Anamosa High’s Renovations Get a Thumbs-Up - Anamosa High renovated its building by adding an auditorium, a new commons area, two new science classrooms, and new band and choir rooms; all of the new spaces are larger than the previous classrooms. The district showed a commitment to the arts by improving the acoustics in the new band and choir rooms and adding clay and drawing rooms to make the art experience more college-esque. The new science rooms include reflective walls and separate areas for lab work to be conducted and will soon see the addition of a greenhouse.
- Anamosa Welcomes 11 New Staff Members - For the 2015-16 school year, Anamosa brought in ten new teachers and a new assistant principal to the district. The new assistant principal, Jess Beem, is at Strawberry Hill Elementary and has a special education background. The new teachers include a third grade teacher and special education teacher at Strawberry Hill Elementary; educators who teach special education, seventh grade language arts, seventh grade social studies, and sixth grade literacy at the middle school; and teachers who teach special education, social studies, and agriculture at the high school.
Anamosa Tutors Can Help Your Student Succeed
SchoolTutoring Academy works with young learners and students, all the way up through high school. We offer Pre-K and Kindergarten Tutoring as well as Elementary School Tutoring to build a strong learning foundation early on. We also offer comprehensive tutoring across all school subjects.
Chalk Talk: Books for Early Readers
The following books are great to use for very young children who are beginning readers. Cookie See! Cookie Do! is great for practicing body movements with very young students. In Where’s Spot?—written and illustrated by Eric Hill—Sally could not find her pup Spot until she eventually found him in a basket. The book allows readers to actually “open” doors, lids, etc. to search for Spot themselves. It includes repetitiveness, which is beneficial for beginning readers. Another great option is Are You My Mother? which is a great introduction to the joy of storytelling in books. It is a little longer than many beginner books, but it works through word repetitions and builds the story to a happy ending.