Northwest Elementary School


Welcome to First Grade Information
Meet the Teachers 
Barnard, Lauren                 512-594-4445      
Youngblood, Bonnie          512-594-4443      
O'Leary, Brandy                  512-594-4440      
Scharf, Kitt                          512-594-4446      
Durst, Cassandra               512-594-4442      
Elementary curriculum

Knowing what your child is learning can stimulate conversations, reinforce learning, and powerfully accelerate growth. “What did you learn in school today?” is a conversation starter that can help your child think and process learning at a deeper level. To help, PISD has posted your child’s curriculum online at this link: . You can view what your child is learning from multiple viewpoints:

· Under "PfISD Elementary Curriculum," click “Year at a Glance” to see a quick summary of core content subjects (core subjects = language arts, math, science, and social studies).
· click “Units of Study” to see specific segments of study in core subjects as the year progresses. You can also see the “Big Ideas” and “Essential Questions” as well as specific learning targets called TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills).
· click “vertical alignment” to see the sequence and structure of learning goals kinder through 6th grade.

Teachers make daily lesson objectives (We will, I will, and Success Criteria) and communicate them to your child. They also create assessments and plan instructional strategies (even field trips) directly aligned the online curriculum. When teachers, students, and parents clearly understand learning goals, the potential for student growth is multiplied.

Thanks in advance for partnering with us to maximize your child’s potential.  
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