Learning at FES
This page gives you an insight into the teaching the happens here at Fayston Elementary. Our teachers are highly skilled and work within our district's framework, adopted curricula and common core standards to meet each student where they are at.
Fayston Elementary School utilizes the Responsive approach to teaching and discipline. Please watch the video to understand a little more about the approach. We continue to learn more about student's social emotional needs and adapt and hone our practices every year. We are proud of the safe, predictable and nurturing learning environments we create here at FES.
HUUSD Adopted the Bridges Mathematics program through the Math Learning Center in 2018. The video above shows a glimpse of a day in the life of bridges.
Here are Frequently Asked Questions about the math program.
Additionally, here is the overview for each grade level.
Lastly, if you're interested in how students are learning math now please take a look at this website.
Fundations/Lucy Calkins/Common Core
Fayston uses a variety of techniques to meet the complex literacy standards of our students. We utilize Fundations as a phonics program. For writing our teachers use Lucy Calkins Units of Study. Our highly skilled teachers use the Common Core Standards to create a unique and robust literacy curriculum that meets the needs of all students. Please take a look at this Bill of Rights to understand our philosophy on literacy instruction.
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)
The HUUSD district adopted PLTW 5 years ago. We use the Launch program, highlighted above, in grades K-5. In grade 6 we use the PTLW Gateway program. We work tirelessly with our district science committee to integrate new lessons and standards in addition to PLTW.
Fayston Elementary is committed to ensuring that all students succeed socially, emotionally and academically. To ensure that all students are successful we engage in a multi-tiered system of support. The image above highlights the process that we utilize as a staff and with our families. We strive to provide the highest quality instruction at all level by utilizing professional development, discourse and collaboration.