K-5 Curriculum Overview
English Language Arts
The Phillipsburg Elementary Schools (ECLC, PPS, PES) utilize multiple resources in grades K-5 to create a comprehensive program. This standard-based curriculum focuses on problem solving, cooperative, hands-on learning and is based on the NCTM and the NJSLS for Math. The areas of focus address the following Domains: Counting and Cardinality (grade K), Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base Ten, Number and Operations in Fractions (grades 3-5), Geometry, Measurement and Data, and the Mathematical Practices are incorporated in all Domains.
In order to ensure college and career readiness, the Phillipsburg Elementary Schools (ECLC, PPS, PES) utilize a hands-on approach to learning science in all grade K-5 classrooms. By utilizing district units,Techbook by Discovery Education, Mystery Science, and Picture Perfect Science, the science curriculum incorporates high interest topics infused with literacy that is then combined with interactive projects. The curriculum embeds scientific and engineering practices in physical, life, and earth sciences as noted in the NJSLS for Science.
The New Jersey Student Learning Standards drive the Social Studies instruction for the Phillipsburg Elementary Schools (ECLC, PPS, PES), which focus on a deep understanding of concepts and development of skills. Students are encouraged to think critically and systematically about a variety of issues in order to become productive, informed members of local, state, and global communities.