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Welcome to Nicasio School!

Reminders:

May 4: Board Meeting 5pm

May 6: "Night of the Coyote" Foundation Fundraiser! 6pm

May 9-11: CAASP Testing Gr. 3-8

May 18: Artist in Schools: Madeleine Hope

May 18-19: Gr. 3/4/5 Overnight Field Trip: SF Zoo 3pm

Show "Cougar Spirit" on Wednesdays! (Dress in Red or Cougar Wear)

Core Curriculum K/1/2 Classroom

The K/1/2 classroom is supported by an instructional assistant until the kindergarteners are dismissed. In reading and math, students work in small grade-level groups. In other subjects such as history, science and P.E., student grade levels are often combined with differentiated instruction and assessment taking place to ensure the success of each student.

Language Arts
Reading Wonders (2014) McGraw-Hill, Grades K-6
Writing Pathways by Lucy Calkins (2014) Heineman, Grades K-8

Math
My Math (2014) McGraw-Hill, Grades K-5

History-Social Science
Scott Foresman Social Studies, California, Grades K-5

Science
FOSS Science (Grades K-5) is hands-on, providing Nicasio's elementary students with authentic, engaging learning experiences.

Kindergarten ThemesWood & Paper, Trees, Fabric, Animals Two by Two

Grades 1 and 2 Themes, Combined (two-year rotation): (Rotation 1) Plants & Animals; Air & Weather; Solids & Liquids; (Rotation 2) Insects & Plants; Pebbles, Sand & Silt; Balance & Motion

Physical Education
Kindergarteners meet their physical education needs through daily activity during their morning and afternoon recesses combined with organized small group activities. Students in grades 1 and 2 participate in combined physical education and health/nutrition classes together. Students meet with a P.E. specialist, funded through Nicasio School Foundation, twice a week in addition to having PE with a core teacher twice a week. Most activities and sports take place outside, but Nicasio School's multi-purpose room provides an excellent indoor space when needed.

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