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At Cedar Springs Public Schools we create a strong foundation for our youngest learners starting at our Elementary level. We focus primarily on Math, Literacy, Social Studies, and Science. Below you will find outlines of what your child will learn by the end of their current grade level.
This curriculum is based on the new Common Core State Standards, which have been adopted by more than 45 states. Click on the current grade level of your child to learn more about what your child will be learning.
The information below is provided by the National Parent Teacher Association.
To access full "Parents’ Guides to Student Success" in Literature and Mathematics visit the National PTA website. These guides are developed by teachers, parents, and education experts in response to the Common Core State Standards that more than 45 states have adopted.
Created for grades K-8 and high school English, language arts/literacy, and mathematics, the guides provide clear, consistent expectations for what students should be learning at each grade in order to be prepared for college and career.
Michigan’s science standards are organized by grade level K-5, and then by grade span in middle school and high school.
The K-5 grade level organization reflects the developmental nature of learning for elementary students in a manner that attends to the important learning progressions toward basic foundational understandings. By the time students reach traditional middle school grades (6-8), they can begin to build on this foundation to develop more sophisticated understandings of science concepts within and across disciplines.
This structure also allows schools to design local courses and pathways that make sense for their students and available instructional resources.
Download and read more about the Michigan K-12 Standards Science from the Michigan Department of Education.
The purpose of social studies is to promote the knowledge, skills, intellectual processes, and dispositions required of people to be actively engaged in fulfilling their responsibility of civic participation.
As members of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world, young people need to learn how to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good. Social studies foster a renewed and reinvigorated commitment to the ideal, “government of the people, by the people, and for the people,” as expressed by President Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address.
The expectations are outlined in the Michigan K-12 Standards Social Studies provided by the Michigan Department of Education.