Springfield School CurriculumSpringfield students benefit from a variety of educational programs that address core curriculum in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.Language Arts - Springfield is committed to a ninety minute reading block everyday and a sixty minute writing block each day. K-6 teachers have many research based resources to address the learning needs of students. All teachers use Making Meaning and the Comprehension Toolkit program to address comprehension needs of the learners in their classrooms. In addition, classroom teachers K-6 implement the Daily 5 Language Arts structure to build independence for literacy learners. This has enabled teachers to use small group guided reading instruction with all students based on instructional reading levels. We also are fully implementing Lucy Calkins' Unit of Studies for Writing which teaches students through a writers workshop.Resources:Math - Everyday Mathematics is used in K-6 classrooms to address student needs in mathematics. Since the use of Everyday Mathematics which began in 2004, ISTEP+ scores have been positively impacted. A pacing guide is used district-wide to help address the transient student population within the district. Instructional assistants work with students to address areas of need in mathematics.Springfield is also excited to use Moby Math for all students to allow for individualized plans based on student need. Moby Math is available both at school and on our website for home use.Resources:Resources by Grade Level:
Science and Social Studies - These subject areas are often integrated into the language arts block to address learning needs. All classrooms use Science Kits which are part of the Indiana Science Initiative.