Curriculum
SEL

Social and emotional learning (SEL) involves the process through which children and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. At Bellmawr School District, our Social Emotional Learning model empowers teachers and students with a framework to cultivate Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. This will be achieved through intentional practice in a safe, structured environment so that the balance between Self-Efficacy and Social Harmony can be obtained. While immersed in SEL and Mindfulness practices, teachers, staff, and administrators will focus on the needs of the whole child: emotional, physical, and mental.


ELA

Phonics/Word Study/Vocabulary: Letter/Word Work, Phonemic Awareness, decoding and encoding strategies, spelling patters and sounds 

Readers Workshop:

Read Aloud/Mini Lesson/Shared Reading: Explicit Teacher Modeling of Reading Strategies 

Guided Reading: Small Group Reading

Writing Workshop: Teacher Explicit modeling of Strategy/Skill, conferencing, and writer’s celebration

Math

Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.  
Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.  
Generate and analyze patterns.  
Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers. Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.  
Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering. Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers. Understand decimal notation for fractions and compare decimal fractions.  
Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit  to a smaller unit.  
Represent and interpret data.  
Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles. Draw and identify lines and angles and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.