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Preparing Today’s Student for Tomorrow’s World

Preparing Today’s Student for Tomorrow’s World

The New State Standards Standards for: Mathematical Practice & Content These are described as what math students need to know (content) and how students are to apply and extend math principles (practice). The 8 mathematical practices are just as important as the content standards and are an essential component for all grade levels, K-12. Standards for: ELA & Literacy in History, Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects The CCSS for ELA describe expertise that students will develop in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Students will then use and strengthen these skills in other subjects, becoming 21st century literate.

Key Features Include:

  • Reading: Text Complexity and growth of comprehension.
  • Writing: Text types, responding to reading, and research
  • Speaking and Listening: Flexible communication and collaboration
  • Language: Conventions (grammar), effective use of, and vocabulary development

    Resources for Parents & CCSS

  • Parent Guides to Student Success
  • http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583

  • Parent Roadmaps ELA
  • http://www.commoncoreworks.org/Page/330

  • Parent Roadmaps Math
  • http://www.commoncoreworks.org/domain/149

  • 5 Facts: Making Sense of CCSS
  • http://www.nea.org/home/56587.htm

  • CCSS Resources for Parents
  • http://www.cde.ca.gov./re/cc/ccssresourcesparents.asp

  • National PTA
  • http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583

  • Shifts for Parents and Students
  • http:/www.engageny.org/resource/shifts-for-students-and-parents/

  • What Parents Need To Know
  • http://educationnorthwest.org/resource/1547

  • CCSS Tools and Resources for Assessment
  • http://www.smarterbalanced.org/K-12-education/common-core-state-standards- tools-resources/

    Common Core Facts

  • This is a state led initiative.
  • This is not a national mandate or a national curriculum.
  • States voluntarily choose to whether or not to adopt the standards and retain full authority for implementation, preventing the possibility of a federal takeover.
  • These are shared goals across the country.
  • The shared goals will increase accountability by providing transparent data that allows for true comparisons across state lines.
  • The standards focus on concept as well as skill.
  • The standards establish what students need to learn across grade levels.

    Parent Information Guide Why Common Core?

  • Collaboration: the standards create a foundation for your child to work collaboratively with their peers.
  • Preparation: the standards will better prepare your child for college and their career
  • Equality: the expectations are consistent for all students
  • Clarity: the standards are clear, consistent and focused across all grade levels
  • Applicable: the standards are relevant to the real world, reflecting knowledge and skills, your child needs to be successful

    Helping at Home

  • Play games at home, math games, word games, solve puzzles
  • Create a text rich environment at home.
  • Have your child explain what they are reading, read with them, or have a discussion.
  • Have your child explain what they are working on, make sense of things together.
  • Value mistakes, make them learning opportunities, it helps the brain grow.
  • Visit the library and bookstores, make them fun adventures.
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    Mission Crest Elementary School

    13065 Muscatel Street
    Hesperia, CA 92345
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    Mascot: Chargers
    Principal: Mr. Ryan Plescia
    Assistant Principal: Mrs. Shannon Garibay
    School Theme: A school in service to others

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