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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Grimes District Curriculum
The district’s elementary curriculum focuses on the three C’s of consistency, communication, and collaboration—all necessary components. Literacy and mathematics are a primary focus during these years as the skills students learn are used in all other areas of learning as well. Science and social studies concepts are also introduced so that students are prepared for those subjects in middle school. Hands-on learning, creative thinking opportunities, and the chance to discuss topics are also emphasized.
This involves a collaborative culture, a results-oriented curriculum, and a focus on learning. Components includes interventions put in place when students already know what is being taught or when students do not learn, common assessments, and essential learning targets. Teachers use the curriculum maps to plan and coordinate with other teachers, while parents and students utilize the tool in order to gain a better understanding of grade-level and content area expectations and requirements.
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Grimes District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District serves students from both Polk and Dallas counties. The district uses curriculum mapping to devise the scope of sequence of the material taught in each classroom, for each content area, and for what point of the year. The curriculum maps include outlines of the content that will be taught, the skills that students are expected to acquire, and the assessments that will be used to determine if students learned what was intended for them. The curriculum maps are also interactive, as users can click on specific units of instruction to gain deeper insight.
We currently cover the following Grimes-area school district: Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Grimes Educational News
- DCG High Collects Food for Food Pantry - In a less than two-week span, DCG High students and staff—in partnership with Doug Dillivan and Woodmen for Life—collected 500 food items to be distributed to area food pantries and given to local families in need. Students and staff will hold another food drive competition later in the year, with the top collecting teams participating in the second annual DCG Turkey Dodgeball Tournament.
- DCG Volleyball Player Fights to Complete Senior Season - A senior on the DCG volleyball team heard a pop in her left knee as she dove for a ball. The 6-foot tall student athlete was told she needed to have surgery, but that she doesn't need it right away, and will wear a knee brace for every match so that she can complete her final senior season. The competitive volleyball player intends to take a larger leadership role on the team. She also has shown high accomplishments in the classroom, as she has a 3.9 GPA and wants to study biology in college, possibly leading to a career in medicine.
- North Ridge Elementary Teachers Win Literacy Grant - A third grade teacher and music instructor from North Ridge Elementary (pictured in the article) were each awarded literary grants worth $50. All educators in Dallas County were able to apply for the grant given out by the Nu Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International in order to help further literacy advancements in their classrooms.
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Chalk Talk: Children’s Literature Spotlight: “I Like Pumpkins”
Children’s books can be great to use for holidays, and one such book is called “I Like Pumpkins", which was written and illustrated by Jerry Smath. The book educates very young children on how pumpkins can be so very different, including in size and shape. The book also includes various ways that pumpkins can be used on Halloween. Once children reach the last few page, they have the opportunity to use skills such as identifying differences and counting. “The Peanut-Free Café” teaches children the seriousness of allergies and to respect those who have them. It also shows children the importance of making sacrifices for friendship. The book includes important allergy information for teachers in the back