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Clarinda District and Curriculum
Clarinda Community School District schools all follow the Iowa Core Curriculum which provides rigorous standards for Literacy, Science, Math, Social Studies, and 21st Century Skills. The curriculum is aligned to statewide student assessments in literacy and math which are used as both formative and summative assessments of students abilities in their core learning. The Iowa Assessments also contain three sub-tests designed to gauge student ability in topics of particular importance – Reading Comprehension, Mathematical Concepts and Problem Solving, and Analysis of Science Materials.
We currently cover the following Clarinda-area school district: Clarinda Community School District.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Clarinda District Curriculum
Clarinda Community School District is very adept at posting news stories that describe the specific content and activities related to curricular areas. For example, the high school’s three American History classes recently studied three different conflicts in American history, which all demonstrate the sacrifices U.S. soldiers had to make to preserve the nation’s freedom and democracy. The three conflicts that they studied were the Civil War, World War I, and the Cold War as well as the conflict with Korea.
Another example of what students are doing in school is reflected in a first grade class learning the reading strategies DSC’s and Making Meaning, which help build comprehension skills. When listening to a poem, the students used visualization to imagine in their minds what the words in the poem were saying. They shared their thoughts with their partners during “think, pair, share” time and then to the whole class. After that, they drew on paper what they had visualized.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Clarinda Educational News
- Fourteen Students Inducted Into the 2015 National Honor Society - Fourteen new inductees were joined by 13 current members at the 2015 Clarinda National Honor Society Induction Ceremony. These students have shown the qualities of scholarship, character, and leadership.
- Students Work On Project to Survive the Weather - Clarinda eighth graders have been studying weather and recently completed a project in which, in pairs, they had to build houses that would stand up against high winds. The students only had a few materials available to use to build their houses, so this required creativity on their part. They tested their houses against different wind speeds and distances.
- Learning Center Helps Students Improve Their Skills - Clarinda High’s Learning Center “helps students improve foundational skills, study skills, and basic living skills.” One of the Learning Center classes specifically targets students’ IEP goals and focuses on developing specific reading and math skills as well as strategies that will help students in all their classes. The main goals are for students to improve their achievement in their classes as well as their standardized assessment scores.
Clarinda 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: Classic Children’s Literature
In Nutcracker Noel, written by Kate McMullan and illustrated by Jim McMullan, Noel dreamed of dancing in the Nutcracker. However, when that day came, she was disappointed to learn that she would be a tree. She found out that she had a beautiful costume in which one could see her face, and the “dolls” dancing in the show were playing gingerbread cookies. Her dream came true after all! Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas remains a classic piece of children’s literature with its timeless heartfelt message. In the book, the Grinch hated Christmas and wanted to stop Christmas from occurring in the town of Who-ville. He dressed up as Santa Claus and stole all of the presents and decorations. To his surprise, Christmas hadn’t been stopped, as every Who was singing together. At the end, the Grinch learned the true meaning of Christmas and returned all of the presents he had stolen.