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Educating Our Parents: Understanding the Laurel District Curriculum
In English and Language Arts, the basics of the Core Curriculum include the reading of literature and informational texts, writing, speaking, listening and language usage. As with all instructional courses, the basics are taught in the lower grades and the upper grades coursework builds on those fundamentals. At the elementary level, students learn basic Reading skills and phonics, gain an understanding of main ideas, and learn to demonstrate this understanding both verbally and in written form. In writing, students must demonstrate an ability to write an opinion piece and substantiate the point of view with facts and ideas.
Middle school students need to have a good grasp of key ideas while reading, be able to provide examples from the reading to back up those ideas, and know how to analyze the development of a theme in their reading. In writing, middle school students should be able to write an organized argument and be able to support that argument, and know how to write explanatory text. In high school, English and Language Arts students should know how to read and analyze detailed text and make inferences and interpretations of the literature.
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Laurel District Curriculum Used in Our In-Home Tutoring Programs
The State of Maryland is instituting new standards across all the Maryland school systems called the Common Core State Curriculum Framework. The standard expectations for Math are that all students from Kindergarten on will learn the basic skills and then build on them each year to achieve a high level of proficiency by the end of high school. Students in K-5th grades are expected have an understanding of mathematical operations and algebraic thinking, measurement skills and simple geometry. At the middle school level, students learn about ratios and proportional relationships, rational numbers and fractions, mathematical expressions and equations, basic geometry, and simple statistics and probability.
Keeping Informed: Recent Laurel Educational News
- 'Skins Santa Shoppe - More than 1,100 students from the Maryland and Washington DC area were invited to participate in a program called Skins Santa Shoppe. The program is sponsored by the Washington Redskins, the U.S. Marine Corps and Toys for Tots. The event provided toys for needy children and also gave kids a chance to go into the locker rooms of the Washington Redskins and meet the players.
- Oyster Education Partnership Program - Middle School students from the Anne Arundel School District and the Annapolis Middle School were able to participate in the Oyster Education Partnership Program developed by the Annapolis Maritime Museum and the AACPS Office of Environmental/Outdoor Education. The program provides hands on learning experience for sixth grade kids so that they gain an understanding of the environment. In the program the students will get to run tests on water quality, see where oysters live, and see the commercial oyster business in Maryland in action.
- Kids Helping Kids Campaign - The effects of the recent Hurricane Sandy had students and school systems extending their effort to collect food and raise money for the Harvest for the Hungry Kids Helping Kids Campaign. The program helps feed families across the state of Maryland. The Anne Arundel County Public School System has been one of the school systems driving this project.
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Chalk Talk: American Journeys
Students and teachers alike can find information and stories about early explorers, traders, Native Americans, and missionaries at the American Journeys website from that is a joint venture between the Wisconsin Historical Society and National History Day. The site is funded by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. On the site you can find eyewitness accounts in electronic digital form of original documents from the founding of the country. You can also find digitized maps, and other documents that provide fascinating reading.