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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Hiawatha District Curriculum
Cedar Rapids Community School District incorporates a high-quality, rigorous curriculum that aligns with the Iowa Core Standards. Iowa Core spells out what students need to be able to do in each of the core content areas and in each grade level by the end of the school year and include 21st century skills. The district utilizes an integrated approach to English language arts that builds the foundational skills needed for reading, writing, speaking, and listening. In order for students to be successful in a 21st century society, they must be able to read critically and closely and communicate their thoughts clearly.
The Iowa Core Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice are integrated with the goals of students thinking and reasoning mathematically, solving real-world problems, gaining a deep understanding of mathematical concepts, and gaining skill proficiency. The district places great emphasis on the “innovation” of its curriculum and instruction in order to incorporate ever-important 21st century skills. This means focusing on improving curricular areas and implementing new, research-based practices.
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Hiawatha District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
Cedar Rapids Community School District is the second largest district in Iowa with over 16,000 students. The district contains 21 elementary schools, six middle schools, and four high schools. Hiawatha and Nixon Elementary schools are situated in Hiawatha, IA. The district—along with its innovative programs—has received many honors and awards on a state and national level. The district uses the Iowa Core Curriculum which has a series of standards that develops students knowledge so that they are able to do advanced, analytic work in high school. Choice is also another goal of the educational experience, and students are given increasingly more options for their course of study.
We currently cover the following Hiawatha-area school district: Cedar Rapids Community School District.
Keeping Informed: Recent Hiawatha Educational News
- Hiawatha Students Look to Brighten the Winter - A group of Hiawatha Elementary students participated in a project organized by the City of Cedar Rapids. The students painted bright, colorful designs on the snow plows that will be used for snow removal in the city during the upcoming winter.
- Cedar Rapids Schools Presents Women’s Honor Choir - For the first time, Cedar Rapids’ Professional Learning Communities brought together the female choir vocalists from the middle and high schools to form the Women’s Honor Choir, who recently performed a public concert. The goal was for the eighth grade vocalists to connect with the high school students and teachers and be more likely to participate in the choir again in high school.
- Community Reading Event Helps Model Love of Reading - Cedar Rapids’ elementary schools recently celebrated the 19th annual AMERICA READS Reading is Contagious community event, which focuses on reading aloud to children to improve their literacy skills and share the joys of reading. The collaborative effort brought in 2,500 volunteers—high school and college students, parents, business leaders, and prominent people in the community.—who shared their favorite books with some 13,000 elementary students.
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Chalk Talk: Children’s Literature Spotlight: Parts of Speech
Grammar can be a dry subject, but there are some fun books that can help teach different parts of speech. “Dearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is an Adverb?”—written by Brian P. Cleary—explains the different functions of adverbs and gives countless examples of each type. “If You Were an Adjective”—written by Michael Dahl—details the things that adjectives do—as well as comparative and superlative adjectives—and also gives countless examples. “If You Were a Pronoun”—written by Nancy Loewen—explains the many purposes of the use of pronouns and gives example sentences using actual pronouns. It also provides “before” (the use of pronouns) and “after” sentences when appropriate.