Patterson Elementary Patterson Elementary Curriculum Overview


Kindergarten

English Language Arts (ELA) The Spalding Method is used to develop skilled readers, critical listeners, and accomplished writers and spellers. HMH Journeys is also used to empower readers by skill mastery and inspire them using authentic, award-winning text. Journeys and Spalding are research-based, comprehensive English Language Arts programs designed to provide solid instruction that is clear and focused.
Math The Saxon Math curriculum has an incremental structure that distributes content throughout the year. McGraw-Hill My Math provides the rigor, personalization, and student engagement that students need to be successful in math.
Science Science instruction at provides students with a rigorous hands-on approach to science through inquiry-based activities, project-based learning assignments, laboratory investigations, STEM projects, and relevant technology that brings content to life.
Social Studies In Social Studies, student engage in rigorous, intellectual work that encourages historical thinking skills, inquiry, depth, and relevance. Social studies encompasses our community, Arizona History, U.S. History, World History, and Ancient Civilizations.
Physical Education Physical Education provides students a foundation of skills and knowledge that can apply to many activities so that students are willing, able, and interested in seeking a lifetime of physical activity.
Music Students experience the Orff Approach -- a child-centered way of learning music education. Students are engaged through song, dance, music history, props, and instrumental practice.
Art Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program that uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media / Technology The media center currently has more than 17,000 different titles and circulates more than 10,000 books. Students learn a variety of library and computer technology skills.

1st Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) The Spalding Method is used to develop skilled readers, critical listeners, and accomplished writers and spellers. HMH Journeys is also used to empower readers by skill mastery and inspire them using authentic, award-winning text. Journeys and Spalding are research-based, comprehensive English Language Arts programs designed to provide solid instruction that is clear and focused.
Math The Saxon Math curriculum has an incremental structure that distributes content throughout the year. McGraw-Hill My Math provides the rigor, personalization, and student engagement that students need to be successful in math.
Science Science instruction at provides students with a rigorous hands-on approach to science through inquiry-based activities, project-based learning assignments, laboratory investigations, STEM projects, and relevant technology that brings content to life.
Social Studies In Social Studies, student engage in rigorous, intellectual work that encourages historical thinking skills, inquiry, depth, and relevance. Social studies encompasses our community, Arizona History, U.S. History, World History, and Ancient Civilizations.
Physical Education Physical Education provides students a foundation of skills and knowledge that can apply to many activities so that students are willing, able, and interested in seeking a lifetime of physical activity.
Music Students experience the Orff Approach -- a child-centered way of learning music education. Students are engaged through song, dance, music history, props, and instrumental practice.
Art Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program that uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media / Technology The media center currently has more than 17,000 different titles and circulates more than 10,000 books. Students learn a variety of library and computer technology skills.

2nd Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) The Spalding Method is used to develop skilled readers, critical listeners, and accomplished writers and spellers. HMH Journeys is also used to empower readers by skill mastery and inspire them using authentic, award-winning text. Journeys and Spalding are research-based, comprehensive English Language Arts programs designed to provide solid instruction that is clear and focused.
Math The Saxon Math curriculum has an incremental structure that distributes content throughout the year. McGraw-Hill My Math provides the rigor, personalization, and student engagement that students need to be successful in math.
Science Science instruction at provides students with a rigorous hands-on approach to science through inquiry-based activities, project-based learning assignments, laboratory investigations, STEM projects, and relevant technology that brings content to life.
Social Studies In Social Studies, student engage in rigorous, intellectual work that encourages historical thinking skills, inquiry, depth, and relevance. Social studies encompasses our community, Arizona History, U.S. History, World History, and Ancient Civilizations.
Physical Education Physical Education provides students a foundation of skills and knowledge that can apply to many activities so that students are willing, able, and interested in seeking a lifetime of physical activity.
Music Students experience the Orff Approach -- a child-centered way of learning music education. Students are engaged through song, dance, music history, props, and instrumental practice.
Art Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program that uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media / Technology The media center currently has more than 17,000 different titles and circulates more than 10,000 books. Students learn a variety of library and computer technology skills.

3rd Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) The Spalding Method is used to develop skilled readers, critical listeners, and accomplished writers and spellers. HMH Journeys is also used to empower readers by skill mastery and inspire them using authentic, award-winning text. Journeys and Spalding are research-based, comprehensive English Language Arts programs designed to provide solid instruction that is clear and focused.
Math The Saxon Math curriculum has an incremental structure that distributes content throughout the year. McGraw-Hill My Math provides the rigor, personalization, and student engagement that students need to be successful in math.
Science Science instruction at provides students with a rigorous hands-on approach to science through inquiry-based activities, project-based learning assignments, laboratory investigations, STEM projects, and relevant technology that brings content to life.
Social Studies In Social Studies, student engage in rigorous, intellectual work that encourages historical thinking skills, inquiry, depth, and relevance. Social studies encompasses our community, Arizona History, U.S. History, World History, and Ancient Civilizations.
Physical Education Physical Education provides students a foundation of skills and knowledge that can apply to many activities so that students are willing, able, and interested in seeking a lifetime of physical activity.
Music Students experience the Orff Approach -- a child-centered way of learning music education. Students are engaged through song, dance, music history, props, and instrumental practice.
Art Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program that uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media / Technology The media center currently has more than 17,000 different titles and circulates more than 10,000 books. Students learn a variety of library and computer technology skills.

4th Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) The Spalding Method is used to develop skilled readers, critical listeners, and accomplished writers and spellers. HMH Journeys is also used to empower readers by skill mastery and inspire them using authentic, award-winning text. Journeys and Spalding are research-based, comprehensive English Language Arts programs designed to provide solid instruction that is clear and focused.
Math The Saxon Math curriculum has an incremental structure that distributes content throughout the year. McGraw-Hill My Math provides the rigor, personalization, and student engagement that students need to be successful in math.
Science Science instruction at provides students with a rigorous hands-on approach to science through inquiry-based activities, project-based learning assignments, laboratory investigations, STEM projects, and relevant technology that brings content to life.
Social Studies In Social Studies, student engage in rigorous, intellectual work that encourages historical thinking skills, inquiry, depth, and relevance. Social studies encompasses our community, Arizona History, U.S. History, World History, and Ancient Civilizations.
Physical Education Physical Education provides students a foundation of skills and knowledge that can apply to many activities so that students are willing, able, and interested in seeking a lifetime of physical activity.
Music Students experience the Orff Approach -- a child-centered way of learning music education. Students are engaged through song, dance, music history, props, and instrumental practice.
Art Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program that uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media / Technology The media center currently has more than 17,000 different titles and circulates more than 10,000 books. Students learn a variety of library and computer technology skills.

5th Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) The Spalding Method is used to develop skilled readers, critical listeners, and accomplished writers and spellers. HMH Journeys is also used to empower readers by skill mastery and inspire them using authentic, award-winning text. Journeys and Spalding are research-based, comprehensive English Language Arts programs designed to provide solid instruction that is clear and focused.
Math Middle School Glencoe Math utilizes three components of rigor: conceptual understanding, application, and procedural fluency.
Science Science instruction at provides students with a rigorous hands-on approach to science through inquiry-based activities, project-based learning assignments, laboratory investigations, STEM projects, and relevant technology that brings content to life.
Social Studies In Social Studies, student engage in rigorous, intellectual work that encourages historical thinking skills, inquiry, depth, and relevance. Social studies encompasses our community, Arizona History, U.S. History, World History, and Ancient Civilizations.
Physical Education Physical Education provides students a foundation of skills and knowledge that can apply to many activities so that students are willing, able, and interested in seeking a lifetime of physical activity.
Music Students experience the Orff Approach -- a child-centered way of learning music education. Students are engaged through song, dance, music history, props, and instrumental practice.
Art Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program that uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media / Technology The media center currently has more than 17,000 different titles and circulates more than 10,000 books. Students learn a variety of library and computer technology skills.

6th Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) The Spalding Method is used to develop skilled readers, critical listeners, and accomplished writers and spellers. HMH Journeys is also used to empower readers by skill mastery and inspire them using authentic, award-winning text. Journeys and Spalding are research-based, comprehensive English Language Arts programs designed to provide solid instruction that is clear and focused.
Math Middle School Glencoe Math utilizes three components of rigor: conceptual understanding, application, and procedural fluency.
Science Science instruction at provides students with a rigorous hands-on approach to science through inquiry-based activities, project-based learning assignments, laboratory investigations, STEM projects, and relevant technology that brings content to life.
Social Studies In Social Studies, student engage in rigorous, intellectual work that encourages historical thinking skills, inquiry, depth, and relevance. Social studies encompasses our community, Arizona History, U.S. History, World History, and Ancient Civilizations.
Physical Education Physical Education provides students a foundation of skills and knowledge that can apply to many activities so that students are willing, able, and interested in seeking a lifetime of physical activity.
Music Students experience the Orff Approach -- a child-centered way of learning music education. Students are engaged through song, dance, music history, props, and instrumental practice.
Art Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program that uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media / Technology The media center currently has more than 17,000 different titles and circulates more than 10,000 books. Students learn a variety of library and computer technology skills.

Special Programs

  • 5th/6th Grade Band
  • 5th/6th Grade Orchestra
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Art Masterpiece
  • CTA Math is taught one year above grade level
  • KidBlog
  • Patterson Postal Service
  • Seeing Stars
  • Spalding, Write from the Beginning, Wilson, Fundations
  • Thinking Maps
  • Visualizing and Verbalizing

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Ambassador’s Club
  • Battle of the Books
  • BOLT Robotics
  • Chess Club
  • Coding and Osmo Club
  • Dance Sequins
  • Elements of Music Club
  • Junior and Senior Choir
  • Play Well Technologies
  • Running Club
  • Science Matters
  • Seasonal Programs sponsored by Community Education
  • Spirit Line
  • Steel Drums
  • Student Council
  • Young Rembrandts Club