During the 2014-2015 school year, our CSD School Board approved time for teachers to collaborate and plan during the school day. This provides a built in weekly time to focus on effective planning, collabortation with colleagues, professional development and data analysis.
Starting this year, all students in 1st – 5th grade will receive two hours worth of Brain Boosters per week. Kindergarten students will participate in the weekly Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Brain Booster. We have hired Instructional Technicians to teach these rotations.
East Sandy’s Brain Booster classes are Playworks, Art, STEM and Library. These classes will take place Monday – Thursday and the days and times will vary according to grade level.
Playworks/ PE: This program will support the development of safe and positive play on the playground as well as Utah’s Physical Education Core Curriculum. Students are taught a variety of team building and cooperative learning games, which can be implemented on the playground. For more information visit www.playworks.org
The following link is a great story from one of our CSD elementary schools on the power of Playworks. Check it out:
Visual Arts: Students will participate in specific lessons and activities that align to the Utah Core Curriculum.
Library: Students will learn to use the media center as a means of gathering information. In addition, students will continue to develop their love of literature and informational text.
STEM: (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Students will engage in hands on activities, learn about the Scientific Method, create projects in a team and follow other lessons that align with the Utah Core STEM Curriculum.
* Brain Boosters will occur every week with the exception of the week of November 23rd due to Thanksgiving Break.