Information for Parents and Students
At Dry Creek Elementary School each grade is consolidated into one “Creek” or instructional environment. Each of the grade’s three homebase teachers has a specific teaching space, and there is space available to bring the entire grade together in “large group”. Each Creek’s faculty functions as a team and may choose to group and regroup students according to individual, group, and curriculum needs.
Dove Creek- Kindergarten Curriculum
Fox Creek- First Grade Curriculum
Bear Creek- Second Grade Curriculum
Beaver Creek- Third Grade Curriculum
Elk Creek- Fourth Grade Curriculum
Wolf Creek- Fifth Grade Curriculum
At Dry Creek we align our curriculum K-5. We practice Balanced Literacy using a variety of materials including the Lucy Calkins reading program. Our staff has worked to aligned our writing instruction using 6-trait rubrics to guide our lessons and assessment of writing. Literacy is integrated into every subject area across grade levels. Every grade level uses the Bridges In Mathematics curriculum as well as supplemental materials to ensure the mastery of mathematics standards. We currently use the FOSS curriculum for science instruction. This is a highly interactive and hands-on approach to teaching science.
Technology is an integral part of the classroom environment. Students use wireless laptops at their desks; desktop computers are also available in every classroom. Teachers plan and implement technology into their curriculum.
All students are required to provide their own headphones. Please put them in a Ziploc bag, and label both the bag and the headphones themselves.