Pinellas County Schools


Phase II Curriculum

Week 20


Math FSA Support Materials


Please click the icon above to access the Elementary Math FCAT Prep Resources.

FSA Preparation Period - Bridging the Gap


The FCAT began in 1998 as part of Florida's overall plan to increase student achievement by implementing higher standards. When in full implementation, the FCAT was administered to students in grades 3-11 and consisted of criterion-referenced assessments in mathematics, reading, science, and writing, which measured student progress toward meeting the Sunshine State Standards (SSS) benchmarks. During the 2010-11 school year, Florida began the transition from the FCAT to the FCAT 2.0 and Florida End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments. Selected grades and subjects participated in FCAT assessments until the final transition was complete. The FCAT Mathematics Retake will be administered in the spring and fall of 2014 and for the last time in spring of 2015. Additional information about the new assessments may be found in the frequently asked questions for the FCAT 2.0 and Florida EOC Assessments.





Language Arts Assessments

FSA Reading Support Materials


Please click the globe above to access the Reading Workshop FCAT Prep Resources.


The LEGO® Education WeDo Construction curriculum begins this week.  The construction set is an easy-to-use set that introduces young students to robotics when combined with the LEGO Education WeDo Software v.1.2 and Activity Pack. Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as well as language, literacy, and social studies. The Construction Set comes with printed building instructions for 12 models and contains more than 150 elements including a motor, tilt sensor, motion sensor, and LEGO USB Hub.


Artistic Dance

The purpose of artistic dance is to entertain or inspire. One of the most important
characteristics of Artistic Dance is that there is a clear distinction between the performer and
the audience.


Ballet: This form of dance communicates ideas or emotions to an audience while using
very formal pre-determined steps. The dancers usually try to appear weightless and
disconnected from the ground (high level). Ballet can tell stories that are humorous or sad and
can communicate many kinds of emotions or other ideas.

Modern Dance: This form of dance also communicates ideas or emotions to an
audience. Sometimes it uses pre-determined steps. Other times it allows the performer some
freedom to make up their own steps. The dancers often appear to be well-connected to the
ground (low level). Just like Ballet, Modern Dance can tell stories that are humorous or sad and
can communicate many kinds of emotions or other ideas.




Proposed Daily Schedule

Category                           Monday             Tuesday           Wednesday        Thursday           Friday

General Instruction

(20 minutes)

Math                                  4:15 - 4:35                                       4:15 - 4:.35

Reading                                                            4:15 - 4:.35                                     4:15 - 4:.35

Science                                                                                                                                                   4:15 - 4:.35

Small Groups                   4:40 - 4:55            4:40 - 4:55          4:40 - 4:55          4:40 - 4:55           4:40 - 4:55

Melrose Small Groups    5:10 - 5:25            5:10 - 5:25         5:10 - 5:25           5:10 - 5:25           5:10 - 5:25




Note: Small groups should be assembled based upon progress monitor results.  Individual instruction should include student home work assignments and support where needed.  Teachers please use enrichment instruction time as program planning time.