Curriculum at BMS
The following programs are used to varying degrees at BMS. Contact your child's teacher with questions.
Engage New York
5th grade uses the Engage New York curriculum. These curriculum modules in mathematics are marked by in-depth focus on fewer topics. They integrate rigorous classroom reasoning, extended classroom time devoted to practice and reflection through extensive problem sets, and high expectations for mastery. For more information, visit: https://www.engageny.org/mathematics
Illustrative Mathematics 6–8 Math is a problem-based core mathematics curriculum for grades 6–8 that sparks discussion, perseverance, and enjoyment of mathematics. Students learn math by doing math, solving problems in mathematical and real-world contexts, and constructing arguments using precise language. Teachers shift their instruction with high-leverage routines that guide students in understanding and making connections between concepts and procedures. For more information, visit: https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/
Springboard English Language
SpringBoard students are savvy, active learners who take responsibility for their education. They work toward clear learning targets and know why the skills they’re developing matter. The program is characterized by:
- Focused instructional design: Based on the “Understanding by Design” model, SpringBoard’s scaffolded instruction is built around embedded assessments that are back-mapped to specific standards and learning targets.
- An emphasis on learning strategies: Students learn how to use a methodical approach to learning new content. They are equipped with a range of strategies and can choose the one most suited to a particular task and their learning style.
- Connections to Advanced Placement®: Aligned with the skills and knowledge identified in AP course descriptions, SpringBoard helps students prepare for college-level work.
For more information, visit: https://springboard.collegeboard.org/ela
READ 180 is a reading intervention program that uses technology and printed materials to improve reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and fluency. It is adaptive to address individual needs and uses instructional software and high-interest literature to boost skills through direct instruction in reading, writing, and vocabulary.
For more information, visit: http://www.hmhco.com/products/read-180/about-us.php#tab-first
Science teachers across the district chose to implement this curriculum for grades 6-8. At BMS, this program will also be piloted in 5th grade. The Colorado standards have not changed, but teachers will have more access to digital materials and equipment to ensure our science classes are more engaging and hands-on than ever.
For more information, visit: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/education-curriculum/science/elementary-science/sciencefusion