In order to achieve the Common Core State Standards, DCPS adopted the Eureka math curriculum and developed its own curriculum for ELA. DCPS provides families with curriculum guides for a high-level understanding of the thematic literacy units used throughout the District. Find them here.
For additional resources on the Eureka Math curriculum used in all DCPS K-5 classrooms, these Common Core aligned roadmaps will further assist parents in supporting their child with Math related content.
Marie Reed has implemented Second Step as its Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum. SEL helps children gain confidence, set goals, make better decisions, collaborate with others, and navigate their worlds more effectively. Additionally, Marie Reed utilizes Conscious Discipline as a philosophy/approach to promote a positive school culture. Students begin each day building their classroom community, or sometimes as a whole-school group. Teachers are conscientious about seizing every teachable moment, teaching students to self-regulate positive behavior rather than looking to adults for warnings and consequences. As a result, students spend much more time thinking about how to make Marie Reed a better place so they don’t have to invest their energy in “staying out of trouble.” Our rare disciplinary issues are typically handled by the teacher, and simply consist of finding a logical, empowering way for students to make amends for errors.