Basha Elementary Basha Elementary Curriculum Overview


Kindergarten

English Language Arts (ELA) HMH Journeys, Author studies, Leveled Reading groups, Daily 5, Foundational Skills, Writing, Speaking/Listening, Thinking Maps
Math Go Math K, Engage New York Activities, Number Sense, Addition/Subtraction, Base 10, Measurement & Data, Geometry, Counting & Cardinality
Science HMH Journeys, Defined STEM, 5 Senses, Movement, Weather, Animal habitats, Making discoveries, Sequencing of growth, Farm to table
Social Studies HMH; Focus on local, national and world cultures; Community helpers; Stages of growth; Working together
Physical Education OPEN Physical Education; Dynamic PE; Physical Best; The First Tee; Running Club
Music Silver Burdett Making Music
Art K-6 Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program, proudly self-funded by Basha PTO, which uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media Center Library Skills: Call Number Dewey Decimal System, Biography, Author Illustrator, Elements of Fiction and Non-Fiction, Use of the Library, Card Catalog, Destiny, Mouse and Keyboarding, Internet Safety

1st Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) HMH Journeys; Cross-curricular, differentiated literacy instruction; Grammar; Composition; Thinking Maps
Math Go Math 1, Engage New York Activities, Algebraic thinking, Number and Operations in Base 10, Measurement, Geometry, Thinking Maps
Science Harcourt Science; Defined STEM; Life, Physical, Earth, and Space Science; Fire Pals; Dental Health
Social Studies Thematic Units Aligned with HMH; Government and History
Physical Education OPEN Physical Education; Dynamic PE; Physical Best; The First Tee; Running Club
Music Silver Burdett Making Music
Art K-6 Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program, proudly self-funded by Basha PTO, which uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media Center Library Skills: Call Number Dewey Decimal System, Biography, Author Illustrator, Elements of Fiction and Non-Fiction, Use of the Library, Card Catalog, Destiny, Mouse and Keyboarding, Internet Safety

2nd Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) HMH Journeys; Comprehensive, Cross-Curricular, Differentiated Literacy Group Instruction; Handwriting; Grammar; Writing; Thinking Maps
Math Go Math 2, Engage New York Activities, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number & Operations in Base 10, Measurement & Data, Geometry, Mathematical Practices
Science Harcourt Science; Defined STEM; Science Text: Life, Physical, Earth, and Health; Teacher created activities to go with standards
Social Studies District adopted small readers targeting Early Civilizations, US and World History
Physical Education OPEN Physical Education; Dynamic PE; Physical Best; The First Tee; Running Club
Music Silver Burdett Making Music
Art K-6 Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program, proudly self-funded by Basha PTO, which uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media Center Intervention Groups; Library Skills: Call Number Dewey Decimal System, Biography, Author Illustrator, Elements of Fiction and Non-Fiction, Use of the Library, Card Catalog, Destiny, Mouse and Keyboarding, Internet Safety

3rd Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) HMH Journeys; Comprehensive, differentiated literacy instruction; Literature studies; Handwriting; Grammar; Composition; Thinking Maps
Math Go Math 3, Engage New York Activities, Number sense, Problem solving, Numerical operations, Multiplication, Division, Data Analysis Fractions
Science Harcourt Science; Defined STEM; Science Inquiry, Earth: Rocks and Fossils; Physical - Energy; Life Science - Plants, Living Things; Health
Social Studies Harcourt Social Studies, Ancient Civilizations, Explorers, Government, American History, Biographies, Geography - Maps, Economics
Physical Education OPEN Physical Education; Dynamic PE; Physical Best; The First Tee; Running Club
Music Silver Burdett Making Music
Art K-6 Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program, proudly self-funded by Basha PTO, which uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media Center Library Skills: Call Number, Dewey Decimal System, Biography, Author, Illustrator, Elements of Fiction and Non-Fiction, Use of the Library, Card Catalog, Destiny, Keyboarding, Website Search, Internet Safety, Word, PowerPoint, MovieMaker

4th Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) HMH Journeys, Literature Studies, Theme, Point of View, writing comparison of literature/poetry/nonfiction, figurative language, Thinking Maps
Math Go Math 4, Engage New York Activities, Leveled Math groups including intervention and acceleration, Fractions, Multi-digit Multiplication Divisions, Place value, Decimals, Perimeter/Area
Science Harcourt Science, Defined STEM, Space Explorers Club, Electricity/ Magnetism, Adaptations of living things, Weather, Natural, Renewable/Nonrenewable resources
Social Studies Social Studies Weekly, Flag Corp, Safety Team, History of Arizona, Government, Western Expansion
Physical Education OPEN Physical Education; Dynamic PE; Physical Best; The First Tee; Running Club
Music Silver Burdett Making Music
Art K-6 Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program, proudly self-funded by Basha PTO, which uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media Center Library Skills: Call Number, Dewey Decimal System, Biography, Author, Illustrator, Elements of Fiction and Non-Fiction, Use of the Library, Card Catalog, Destiny, Keyboarding, Website Search, Internet Safety, Word, PowerPoint, MovieMaker

5th Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) HMH Journeys, Literature Studies, Time for Kids, Literary Text, Story Elements, Point of View, Literary Analysis, Thinking Maps
Math Go Math 5, Engage New York Activities, Leveled Math Groups, Cluster-Accelerated Math Class, Number sense, Fractions, Decimals, Geometry, Measurement, Problem Solving
Science Harcourt Science, Defined STEM, Problem-Based Learning, Rube Goldberg Projects, Science Fair, Systems of the Human Body, Space, Force and Motion, Matter
Social Studies Harcourt, Early People, American Revolution, Civil War, Geography
Physical Education OPEN Physical Education; Dynamic PE; Physical Best; The First Tee; Running Club
Music Silver Burdett Making Music; Orchestra; Band
Art K-6 Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program, proudly self-funded by Basha PTO, which uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media Center Library Skills: Call Number, Dewey Decimal System, Biography, Author, Illustrator, Elements of Fiction and Non-Fiction, Use of the Library, Card Catalog, Destiny, Keyboarding, Website Search, Internet Safety, Word, PowerPoint, MovieMaker

6th Grade

English Language Arts (ELA) HMH Journeys, Multiple Readings, Thinking Maps, Sentence Structure, Verb Tense, Syllable Types, Vocabulary in Context, In-Depth Discussions Analyzing Text
Math McGraw Hill Glencoe Course 1, Engage New York Activities, Number Sense, Number Systems, Ratios and Proportional Reasoning, Expressions and Equations, Geometry, Statistics and Probability, Mathematical Practice
Science Harcourt Science; Defined STEM; Structure; Earth's processes, systems, and atmosphere; Functions of living systems; Energy storage and transfer; Scientific method; Human Growth/Development
Social Studies Holt, Rinehart, and Winston: Ancient Civilizations, Contemporary United States, Civics and Government, Geography; Economics through Junior Achievement
Physical Education OPEN Physical Education; Dynamic PE; Physical Best; The First Tee; Running Club
Music Silver Burdett Making Music; Orchestra; Band
Art K-6 Art Masterpiece Program: A national art enrichment program, proudly self-funded by Basha PTO, which uses reproductions of fine works of art to promote art literacy in elementary age children.
Media Center Library Skills: Call Number, Dewey Decimal System, Biography, Author, Illustrator, Elements of Fiction and Non-Fiction, Use of the Library, Card Catalog, Destiny, Keyboarding, Website Search, Internet Safety, Word, PowerPoint, MovieMaker

Special Programs

  • Celebration of Learning
  • Challenger Space Center
  • Character Counts
  • Childsplay
  • Grand Canyon
  • Junior Achievement
  • Kartchner Caverns
  • Literacy Week
  • Math and Science Night
  • Quarterly Recognition Program
  • Science Camp
  • Spelling Bee
  • Strong, supportive PTO
  • Student Council
  • Thinking Maps

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Battle of the Books
  • Chess Club
  • Choir Grades 3-6
  • Lego Robotics Programming
  • Media Club
  • Running Club
  • Young Rembrandts (Art)