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Gaines Township District and Curriculum
Gaines Township, Michigan is served by three school districts that include Byron Center Public Schools, Caledonia Community Schools, and Kentwood Public Schools. The largest of the three school systems is Kentwood Public Schools with ten elementary schools, three middle schools, one freshman campus, one high school, and one alternative high school. The district’s curriculum is shaped by the national Common Core standards and the state’s Grade Level Expectations. High standards for students and teachers set the stage for a successful environment for all learners.
Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Gaines Township District Curriculum
The elementary Mathematics curriculum uses Singapore Math: Math in Focus as their main resource for students and teachers. The program is a problem solving based curriculum developed by Marshall Canvendish that uses top strategies of Singapore educators whose students consistently out-perform other nations on standardized tests. At the core of the program is an approach of fewer topics per a grade level in order to dig deeper into the most important topics for that age level.
Another aspect of the elementary Mathematics curriculum is the use of the FASTT Math program for students in grades K-8. The program is computer based and uses fun games to help students become fluent in the four number operations. Students have a unique log-in that allows them to go to their FASTT Math page where they will be given problems to work on. The problems are chosen based on the student’s skill level on each operation and then increase in complexity.
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Keeping Informed: Recent Gaines Township Educational News
- Students Rewarded for Reading - Students at Glenwood Elementary were challenged to read 40,000 minutes during the month of March. They surpassed that goal with over 47,000 minutes within the first two weeks of the challenge. To reward students, the school principal led a school-wide Zumba class out on the playground.
- Celebrity Donates to Classroom - A fourth grade teacher at Townline Elementary, had her wish for new pencils granted by celebrity journalist Katie Couric. Couric donated 1,500 pencils along with a new electric pencil sharpener after seeing the teacher’s request on an internet donation site.
- Reading Mentors Try to Close Achievement Gap - After data showed that the achievement gap for African-American males was growing, the Kentwood Public Schools district created the Be the Dream program. Prominent and successful African-American men from the community volunteer their time each week to read and mentor students. The goal of the program is to give male students positive role models who can inspire greatness.
Gaines Township 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: The Importance of Mathematical Fluency
After the introduction of the national Common Core standards, student fluency in number operations became a critical skill. The ability of a student to quickly recall addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts in integral to their success in more complex subjects and real-world scenarios. Algebraic and geometric equations are examples of these more complex Mathematical topics that require students to be fluent in those basic operations. Students will also use these skills in some of their Science courses such as Chemistry and Oceanography. School is not the only setting that students will need these fluency skills as simple everyday tasks will require them as well. Some examples of real-world scenarios include balancing a checkbook, following a recipe, and paying a bill at a restaurant. Mathematical fluency will play an important role in a student’s personal and academic life, which is why it is the most important skill that students will acquire in the subject.