• Reading / Writing Curriculum Expectations


    The chart below outlines the curriculum teachers are expected to implement by grade level, along with resources for that specific curriculum. The following resources are also in our Kenny Shared Drive 2017-2018 (available to staff only).





    Grade 1

    Grade 2

    Grades 3-5


    OWL / Focus on K1


    Focus on K2

    Focus on First

    Focus on First Google Site (with all resources)

    Focus on Second

    Expeditionary Learning


    Math Curriculum Expectations


    All classrooms will continue to implement the Investigations-III curriculum for the 2017-2018 school year.


    Where can staff access math resources?

    Go to bostonpublicschools.org/backpack.  Click on "login through google".  Log in with your BPS gmail account. Go down to the math section in the Clever backpack.  Click on Pearson. It should have a list of all your classes. Click on Add Products for your class.  Then go over to the right and click on Realize. All the resources should then be available. Then click on the Teacher Resources tab for the first unit.


    Grade-by-Grade Social Studies Expectations


    Understanding Our World

    This supplemental curriculum is representative of diverse cultures and perspectives, and includes topics and images not only from Boston, but from the Kenny School!



    Kindergarten: The Discovering Justice civics curriculum has been woven into the Focus on K2 curriculum.


    Grade 1: BPS is expanding the K2 Discovering Justice pilot into the Focus on First curriculum. The Social Studies Dept will provide teachers with the curriculum, resources, and recommended points of alignment in order to address the civic standards for Grade 1.  PLUS:  Supplement with http://www.christophercmartell.com/understandingourworld/


    Grade 2: The BPS Social Studies Dept is collaborating with the early childhood department in writing the Focus on Grade 2 curriculum to ensure that the social studies standards are addressed within the curriculum.  

    PLUS: Supplement with:  Understanding Our World

    Grade 3: The Massachusetts Story. PLUS: Supplement with: Understanding Our World

    Click the link below to access BPS’ grade 3 social studies curriculum, texts and supplemental resources.


    Grade 3 Digital Resources


    Grade 4: Social Studies Alive - Regions of Our Country - use online subscription linked above. PLUS: Supplement with:  Understanding Our World


    Grade 5: Social Studies Alive! - America's Past - use online subscription linked above. PLUS: Supplement with:  Understanding Our World

    Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Curriculum & The Wallace Grant


    We are one of five selected schools to have been awarded the multi-million dollar Wallace Grant to implement a strong Social Emotional Learning curriculum at our school!  


    What will we receive as recipients of the Wallace SEL grant?

    • A partnership with Playworks!
    • Professional Development for teachers.
    • The newest version of the Second Step Curriculum which includes online components, classroom resources, curriculum binders for teachers and more. (We are required to utilize Second Step with this grant)
    • District-level support with administering student SEL assessments

    Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Other Helpful Resources

    Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks - Current Standards (DESE link)

    Pre-K and Kindergarten Curriculum and Learning (EEC)

    Pre-K Learning Experiences (EEC)

    Kindergarten Learning Experiences (DESE)

    Expeditionary Learning Resources

    BPS Curriculum and Instruction Weebly