At The Hollys, our curriculum and instruction has been carefully chosen to align with our district mission.
Holly Ridge and Holly Hills are Title 1 funded schools.
We are a Thinking Maps school. Students in K - 5 use the 8 maps to help them visualize their thinking in all content areas.
use the Houghton Mifflin Reading Program, Journeys. This
research-based program is built around the use of rich, authentic
literature. This program provides comprehensive instruction in the five
strands of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency/oral reading
skills, vocabulary development, and reading comprehension strategies.
The teachers at the Hollys also do a lot of work with The Comprehension Toolkit by Stephanie Harvey and Ann Goudvis. This year we will be integrating technology too! A group of pilot teachers will be using the companion book Connecting Comprehension and Technology by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis to adapt and extend the Comprehension Toolkit lessons with technology.
Lucy Caulkins Writer's Workshop
We will begin using the Bridges in Mathematics program to teach math, starting in school year 2015-16. There are many free apps that we will be using with students to support their thinking in math. Parents are welcome to download these apps for their children to use at home.
We use the FOSS (Full Option Science System) curriculum to teach science. FOSS is a hands-on, inquiry-based system of learning science. More information and resources for parents can be found here.