Click on a link below to visit a content area for grades K-5.
More areas will be added during the upcoming school year.
- English Language Arts
- Spanish Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Health & Safety
- Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Select a grade level below to see the ELA learning standards and the scales used for assessing student progress. Each scale describes what mastery of the standard looks like as well as the vocabulary and skills that students will learn in the classroom.
In addition, each school uses a school-based phonics program.
Check out the reading and writing family videos from our Units of Study curriculum!
Choose a grade level below to see the priority standards, scales, and report card statements for Elementary Spanish Language Arts. Dual Language students also experience English Language Arts learning in K-5.
Elementary Spanish Language Art Resources
Estrellita -Phonics (K-1)
Cuentos y Cantos Spanish Literacy (National Geographics) (K-2)
English/Spanish Sound Inventory Benchmark (K-2)
Rosetta Stone (K-12)
Elementary students experience at least 60 minutes of math learning each day. Select an elementary grade level below to view priority standards, proficiency scales, and the report card statements to look for on your child's report card.
You can learn more about enVision Mathematics from Savvas here! We use this math program in D100 starting in Kindergarten and in every grade level and course up through Algebra 2 in High School. We've selected this program because of it's alignment to research and best practices. You can read more on why enVision Mathematics is top-rated by EdReports here.
5 Things to Know about Math in D100!
- Kindergarten English/ Español
- 1st Grade English/ Español
- 2nd Grade English/ Español
- 3rd Grade English/ Español
- 4th Grade English/ Español
- 5th Grade English/ Español
Select a grade level below to view priority standards, proficiency scales, and an overview of each Discovery Education Science Techbook unit.
Discovery Education Experience (DEX)
Select an grade level below to view Social Studies curriculum.
Students and teachers utilize several classroom resources for social studies.
Our social studies teacher committee has developed a book collection of interactive read-alouds using story books from our school libraries. We refer to these as the Destiny Collection. Destiny is the name of our Library Cataloging System.
Discovery Education Experience (DEX) provides interactive simulations, maps, virtual fieldtrips, educational articles, videos, and lessons for all subject areas. You can learn more about the Discovery Education platform here. You can see a sample of curated content here. You can access your student's account through Classlink. They use their District 100 username and password to log in.
Newsela (grades 3-8) provides real-world science and social studies news and content in English and Spanish and at 5 lexile levels. A lexile level helps the teacher to know what material is at a just-right reading level for your child. District 100 also uses the Newsela 4th grade Illinois State History special collection to support state-mandated learning about Illinois and its history. Contact your child's teacher if you have questions about Newsela.
Career education is part of mandated learning in Illinois. Elementary students are introduced to different careers and how those roles support their communities through Rozzy Career Adventures. Rozzy is a teacher tool with activities that can be printed or projected on the SmartBoard. Your student will not have their own account or login. You can view the full Rozzy scope and sequence here.
Illinois has many instructional mandates in the area of social studies or social science learning. We've compiled resources for our teachers and classrooms for all state mandated learning. You can view that resource collection here.
Health-related learning is embedded within physical education classes and homeroom instruction. This includes annual Erin's Law programming on avoiding sexual abuse and puberty education in 5th grade. Parents will be notified ahead of this instruction and provided with a process for opting out of participation. All district schools carry out annual state-required fire, inclement weather, and school safety drills with students and staff. Please contact your building principal if you have questions about safety-related drills.
Elementary students experience lessons on bicycle and pedestrian safety each year as part of participation in physical education classes. You can view the Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety unit here.
The Second Step Curriculum is used in grades K-8. It includes health and safety education-related topics including mental health, conflict resolution, and avoiding drugs & alcohol. You can view the complete Scope and Sequence here.
Elementary learning includes use of the Second Step Child Protection Unit. You can view the Scope and Sequence here.
All Erin's Law instruction is provided by the school social worker or psychologist.
Additional Resources for Families
- Bikeology: Bicycle Safety Learning for Families
- Talking about the Dangers of Vaping - Parent Resources from the FDA
- Parents Guide to Preventing Child Abduction - Resources from the IL State Police
- Teen Dating Violence Awareness - Resources from Care Solace
- Self Harm Awareness - Resources from Care Solace
- Illinois Learning Standards for PE and Health
- ISBE-Provided Resources for Health Education (used by D100 Teachers)
- ISBE Mandated Units of Instruction (Includes specific topics for Health that have an opt out available)
UPDATE for 2022-23 School Year: As a result of Senate Bill 818/ Public Act 102-522, ISBE adopted new national standards for comprehensive personal health and safety learning and comprehensive sexual health education learning during the summer of 2022. School districts in Illinois are not required to offer comprehensive programming, and our local Board of Education is granted the authority to decide whether to offer comprehensive health programming and to adopt these learning standards. At this time, District 100 will not offer comprehensive health education programming or adopt the new standards until we can conduct further research. We need to spend more time to understand the new standards, the resources available, and the training needs of staff and parents, before making any decisions about adoption. As a result, a health education study action plan will be carried out and will include the collection of feedback from internal and community stakeholders to better understand our community's needs.
Our topics of learning related to personal health and safety and sexual health education remain limited to the learning listed below under each grade band. These topics continue to be mandated in Illinois with some available opt outs for families. Should any adoption and expansion of learning occur in the future, as described in the new legislation, parents would continue to have the ability to opt their student out of specific learning. You can read more about state changes and resources available to districts on the ISBE website.
Illinois law prescribes the courses of study and learning standards that all students are expected to learn in grades PK-12 in Illinois public schools. Illinois law allows parents/guardians to request 'opt outs' regarding only specific curricular topics, as follows:
- Sexual Health Education
- Family Life Class (not offered in D100)
- HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases
- Avoiding sexual abuse (Erin's Law annual programming)
- Instruction on organ/tissue and blood donor and transplantation programs
- Animal dissection
Parents can access the district opt-out form here. For applicable topics, this form will be sent home to families ahead of instruction. When participating in middle school or high school health education courses, parents will receive opt out communication at the start of the course.
Illinois schools are required to include the Illinois Social Emotional Learning Standards as part of their curriculum. The resources below will allow you to become more familiar with the standards and tools used in D100 to provide educational experiences to our students. Students don't learn these skills in isolation. They are integrated into all subject areas and as part of building a positive classroom environment for learning.
The SEL Standards
Goal 1: Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success.
Goal 2: Use social awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Goal 3: Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.
Resources for Instruction
K-8 schools use Second Step as their core instructional resource for social emotional learning instruction. In addition to the core program, elementary students also participate in child safety and bullying prevention lessons. You can learn more about the individual lessons and what is covered in the program below.
- Second Step Curriculum: Elementary Topics & Lesson Sequence
- Child Protection Safety Lessons
- Bullying Prevention Lessons
Measurement of Student and School Progress
Schools measure the progress of their school climate and both individual and collective student SEL needs using the Panorama Student Success Survey, given two times annually to students.
Visit the Illinois State Board of Education site to learn more.
A parent or guardian can complete a Curriculum Objection Form to express objections to a unit of study or resource. The form should then be submitted to the building principal. The concern will be investigated and any involved materials reviewed to determine whether a change in curriculum or resources is warranted, based on IL curriculum and mandates. Parents are always encouraged to make contact first with a classroom teacher when there is a concern about your child or their participation in a specific course or classroom.