Welcome to C.S. 300's Wikispace

School Description:

Community School 300 is a diverse and collaborative school for students in grades Prekindergarten to grade five. Our school is dedicated to achieving high standards of academic excellence for all students. Community School 300 is one of the few campus style schools located in the Bronx. There are four schools comprising our entire complex: two middle schools, one District 75 Program and Community School 300; the only elementary school. At Community School 300, our philosophy and vision is “Teaming toward Excellence”.

We have collaborations and partnerships the Good Shepard After School Program Inc., The READ Alliance, The Sport and Arts Foundation and Centra / Ruddy Architecture Firm. Through our literacy program (Benchmark Literacy), mathematics (Go Math!), science, social studies and art, our students learn real world applications that will enable them to meet the challenges of our ever-changing world. Our students learn skills that will enable them to think critically and work collaboratively in the classroom. In addition, our students will develop habits-of-the mind that will enable them to excel in reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, art, and science.


Curriculum and Instruction:

Community School 300 is a collaborative learning community of colleagues and pedagogues. Evidence of our collaboration is the sharing of ideas and best practices during common planning time amongst teachers and staff. Data is used to by teachers to align teaching and student achievement in reading, mathematics, social studies and science. Teachers promote critical thinking and the inquiry approach to teaching on a daily basis. There are a variety of assessments used at C.S. 300 to monitor student achievement: Periodic Assessments (literacy & math), F&P Benchmark Assessment System, Go Math Unit Exams, ReadyEGN Unit Exams, Performance Based Assessments in both literacy and math, Benchmark Writing and Math Assessments, as well as, teacher-created exams.

School’s strengths, accomplishments, and challenges:

What is distinctive about Community School 300 is the academic features of our school building. Community School 300 is a campus style school located in the Bronx. Four schools share our entire complex: two middle schools, one District 75 Program and Community School 300, an elementary school. The greatest accomplishment of our school is the additions of positive school-wide enrichment programs for students and parents. Also, Community School 300 has transitioned into a nurturing and warm environment for students and staff. There are resources for teachers via professional development literature and the creation of a wikispace web page to share C.S. 300 news and instructional information through technology. Also, there are enrichment clubs and activities for students and parents. We have an after school program for students within our school: the Good Shepard After School Program Incorporated, the SISTAH and Boys to Men Conflict Resolution Programs.

The most significant aid to our school continues to be the retention of experienced and veteran teaching staff as the school transitioned from the former C.S. 234 into our existing C.S. 300. However, the most significant barrier to our school’s continuous improvement is building capacity. Our school continues to house four schools within one building. With increased student enrollment each year and the addition of city shelters within our community, our capacity to accommodate these needs is a challenge.


Mission Statement:

The School of Science and Applied Learning is a diverse and collaborative school that believes “It takes a village to raise a community of children.” Our students will acquire the knowledge, skills, and self-esteem that they will need to become compassionate and responsible citizens. We are dedicated to achieving high standards of academic excellence by making collaborative and strategic decisions about curriculum and learning based on the Common Core Learning Standards. As a school community these decisions help us to create a strong academic foundation, which prepares our students for college and/or careers in their future. We encourage a strong home/school partnership to create a positive, safe, and nurturing environment. Our parental community is welcomed as valued participants in their child’s education. Through supportive and encouraging leadership, our students, staff, and community are empowered to work to their maximum potential…and become life-long learners.



Vision Statement:

  • C.S. 300 is a community that values and accommodates diversity and fosters student success.


Mission Statement--Student Version:

  • C.S. 300 is a community of life long learners. We feel safe, confident, and loved in our school.



School Hours:



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Department of Education Resources:


UFT Resources:





Classroom Resources

ADVANCE Resources:





General Response Protocol Lessons for Grades PreK-5:

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Grades 2-5:


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Lockdown Drills:


Evacuation Drills:





Administrative News:


  • Ms. Singleton (Principal, GR. 5 & CLUSTER TEACHERS)
  • Ms. Rice (Asst. Principal, GRADES PreK, K, 1, 2, & 3)
  • Ms. Smith (Asst. Principal, GR. 4 & CLUSTER TEACHERS)
  • Ms. Hughes-Mitchell (Payroll)
  • Ms. Davilla (Pupil Personnel
  • Ms. Blair (Parent Coordinator)

Great Sites for Educators:


GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS:



i-Ready Resources:




Schoolnet Resources: My Schoolnet


Webinar Videos:

Assessments and Reports Creating Assessments

Literacy (Resources for Reading/Writing Blocks):

Superkids Planning Resources: Grades K-2

Kindergarten:

Grade 1:


Grade 2:





Benchmark Literacy Resources (Grades K-5): 2017-2018

Literacy Block Framework: Grades K-5

Anchor Comprehension Workshop Text Titles

by Strategy

Anchor Comprehension Workshop Text Titles

by Level: Levels A-Z





Grade K: Unit Outlines/Rationales & CCLS Standards Correlations:


Standards Correlations: CCLS

Writing Standards Correlation

Reading Standards Correlation

Scope and Sequence



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Grade K Learning Targets and Literacy Units (Reading and Writing: 2017-2018):




Grade 1: Unit Outlines/Rationales:


Standards Correlations: CCLS

Writing Standards Correlation

Reading Standards Correlation

Scope and Sequence




Grade 1 Learning Targets and Literacy Units (Reading and Writing: 2017-2018):



Grade 2: Unit Outlines/Rationales:


Standards Correlations: CCLS


Writing Standards Correlation

Reading Standards Correlation

Scope and Sequence





Grade 2 Learning Targets and Literacy Units (Reading and Writing: 2017-2018):





Grade 3: Unit Outlines/Rationales:


Standards Correlations: CCLS


Writing Standards Correlation

Reading Standards Correlation

Scope and Sequence





Grade 3 Learning Targets and Literacy Units (Reading and Writing: 2017-2018):




Grade 4: Unit Outlines/Rationales:


Standards Correlations: CCLS


Writing Standards Correlation

Reading Standards Correlation

Scope and Sequence




Grade 4 Learning Targets and Literacy Units (Reading and Writing: 2017-2018):




Grade 5: Unit Outlines/Rationales:


Standards Correlations: CCLS

Writing Standards Correlation

Reading Standards Correlation

Scope and Sequence




Grade 5 Learning Targets and Literacy Units (Reading and Writing: 2017-2018):



Books of the Month Activities 2017-2018:


Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni


Squanto's Journey by Joseph Bruchac Activities for Squanto's Journey, Sample Lesson Plan for Squanto's Journey


Separate is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh Activities for Separate is Never Equal

The Polar Express by Gayl Berthiaume Sample Lesson Plan for The Polar Express

Snow by Cynthia Rylant Activity Guide for Snow by Cynthia Rylant

Henry's Freedom Henry's Freedom Box Teaching GuideBox by Ellen Levine Activity Guide for Henry's Freedom Box,

Sonia Sotomayor by Zella Williams

New York, New York by Laura Krauss Melmed

The Boy Who Cried Wolf by B. G. Hennessy Activity Guide for The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing Activity Guide for The Night Before Summer Vacation




Content Areas:

Social Studies:
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Science:
Fitness and Health:
  • Standards and Curriculum K-8
  • Educator Resources K-8
Arts:
  • Standards and Curriculum K-8
  • Educator Resources K-8

Content Area/Cluster Rubrics for Grades K-5:


Art:


Literacy:


Science:


Social Studies:


Music:


Health and Fitness:




Grade One:


Spanish Version for Grade One:




Grade Two:


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Grade Three:


Arabic and Spanish Versions for Grade Three:



Grade Four:


Spanish Version for Grade Four:



Grade Five:


Spanish Version for Grade Five:



6+1 Traits:

General Information
Lesson Plans, Ideas and Activities
Student 6+1 Traits Handbook
Information for Parents
6+1 Traits Posters


MATH WORKSHOP


Constructed Response Resources:

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Article: Adapting Literacy Strategies to Improve Student Performance on Constructed-Response Items



GO MATH! Pacing Calendars (K-5):

Lesson Planning Template and Differentiation Recording Sheet (K-5):




Grade K:

Pacing Calendars (September 2017-June 2018):




Due Date Calendar



Grade 1:

Pacing Calendars (September 2017-June 2018)




Due Date Calendar




Grade 2:

Pacing Calendars (September 2017- June 2018)



Due Date Calendar




Grade 3:

Pacing Calendars (September 2017-June 2018)



Due Date Calendar




Grade 4:

Pacing Calendars (September 2017-June 2018)



Due Date Calendar





Grade 5:

Pacing Calendars (September 2017-June 2018)



Due Date Calendar




CIE MATH PERFORMANCE TASKS:


PreK:

Gr. K:

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Gr. 4:

Gr. 5:


Math (EDM) Games for Go Math Chapters:

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Grade 2:




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Grade 4:





Grade 5:





EDM MATH Games by Grade:


Kindergarten:


Grade One:


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EDM RECORDING SHEETS:


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FYI...Extracurricular Resources:


DATA, Testing/Assessment Updates and Calendar:


See Testing Calendar above for due dates as well as, testing dates for the following assessments:

2017 Definitions of Performance by Scale Scores:

Math Scale Scores ELA Scale Scores:


ELA & Math Results for Spring 2017:




ENGAGE NY RESOURCES:


Grade 3:

Grade 4:

Grade 5:


ELA and Math Testing Guides for 2015: www.EngageNY.org

ELA:

MATH:



Professional Development/Study Groups:

Strategies that Work:

Your Classroom Library:

Morning Meeting

The Continuum of Literacy Learning, K-8 (Fountas & Pinnell)

6+1 Traits of Writing (Culham, Ruth)




CS 300X Safety/Discipline Code: