Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Fall Recess- Hoboken Curriculum Meeting Day 2

The Hoboken Curriculum Committee met today for the second day of activity over their Fall Break. A summary of their activities follows:

Language Arts: Today we completed the Big ideas for World Literature IB and Unit 1 for both Media Literacy and Contemporary English. Brainstorming was completed for all three subjects. MYP unit planner for units 1 and two are complete. We will continue working on these courses tomorrow.
Early Language Arts: We completed two of the last three units in Grade 3. Unit 4 rubric and unit 6 big idea have also been completed. Tomorrow we will complete the last unit planner of Grade 3 and will also complete unit 6 rubric. We will then begin working on Grade 4.
Mathematics: Today we took a giant step towards completing the Mathematics Curriculum. We completed the Drafting for a Big Idea every grade and also the mapping for every grade is complete. Today we also completed the PYP plan for all four units of grade 3. We have to complete the PYP plans for grades 1, 2, 4, and 5 and the MYP for grades 11 and 12.
World Language: Today the World Language Curriculum Team finished writing guiding questions for all units. We then divided by grade level to more effectively address the drafting by design and MYP Unit Planners. Tania Trinidad and Geidy DeLa Rosa developed the ninth grade Language B Units one and two. Tasha Leggard and Rosangela Perez created ninth grade units one and two for Language B Honors.
Science: Today the science team completed the big ideas and unit plans for the second grade. The third grade unit plans and big ideas were completed and we also revised the core curriculum content standards for those units. We edited units 3, 5 and 7 for grade 5. All of the units for grade 9 were completed and units 1-5 were typed. Finally, we completed typing the big idea for unit 1 in the 9th grade and initiated the completion of unit 6.