The following link contains resources that will help you support your child in becoming proficient in math. Creating an account is free. Great Minds Parent Support information.
GIFTED & TALENTED
See the DPS website for additional information about the district-wide Gifted and Talented Program.
LIBRARY & TECHNOLOGY
Here is a link to the Montclair Library page. There are lots of educational games that kids can access from school or home!
In addition to the Montclair Library, the Denver Public Library’s Reading Rocket Book Mobile visits our school every Friday. Students will have the opportunity to use their Denver Public Library cards to check books out from the book mobile. These books can the be returned to school or to any Denver library branch. For more information, see DPL’s website.
Montclair’s literacy curriculum is Benchmark. Benchmark Literacy is a comprehensive, research-proven program that empowers both experienced and beginning teachers with best-practice tools for vertically aligned K-6 reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language instruction. Learn more about Benchmark here!
At Montclair, we are supporting each child’s experience by infusing personalization into their learning journey. This program empowers teachers and parents to become engineers of learning by providing each individual child the opportunity to choose part of their learning path to support their individual needs. Students will have a deep understanding of themselves as learners and be given voice and choice in their daily educational experience. This is all made possible by a four year Personalized Learning partnership and grant to increase technology, train staff differently, and redesign spaces in the school.
From Mr. Harris ~ Montclair Physical Education Teacher:
Greetings, and welcome back to another year at Montclair! My name is Mr. Harris and I will be your child’s Physical Education teacher. This will be my second year in this roll and eighth here at Montclair.
I focus on ‘fitness through fun,’ and students will be encouraged to participate to the best of their ability in a wide variety of activities. One of my class goals is to actively engage children in a sufficient amount of moderate to vigorous physical activity to improve and/or maintain their physical health and well-being.
My hope is for children to apply the skills and knowledge they learn here at school and seek opportunities to be active outside of school. Additionally, instructional units are planned to develop motor, personal, and social skills.
Grading will not be based on how fast your child runs or how high they jump, but on how much they participate and the amount of effort they put in during class.
Your child will have PE for a whole week, every 3 weeks. Tennis shoes are recommended. If sandals, open back shoes, or other ‘PE inappropriate’ shoes are worn to school, the student must bring appropriate shoes to change into for PE.
Cleats are not allowed at school and roller shoes must have the wheels removed. If your child does not have appropriate shoes they may not be able to participate in class. Since the majority of grading will be based on participation, this could affect their grade.
I look forward to a fun and active year! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
From Ms. George ~ Montclair Art Teacher
This year students will attend Art for 40 minutes every day for a week, every three weeks. It is a three week rotation between specials.
Would you like to help collect materials for the art room??? You can find these at your house! Here’s what we need… paper towel rolls, toilet paper rolls, magazines (kid friendly), shaving cream, large paper grocery bags, decorative paper or wall paper.
Check out our website! https://montclairartprogram.shutterfly.com/
Here you will find the latest art updates, a longer list of art needs, pictures from art events, and more. Specific feedback will come through Class Dojo.
If you are ever interested in volunteering for hanging art in the hallway, I would love your help!
My cell phone number is (478) 397-7412. Feel free to text or call. Thank you!
Assessments at Montclair
Istation is administered online in an individual, small group, or whole class setting to Kindergarten through Fifth grade students. The main purpose of this test is to identify specific areas of strength and need that may exist in your child’s literacy development.
Denver Public Schools expects all schools to administer literacy and math interim assessments, three times per year, to students in grades 3-8. Anet provides a high quality, rigorous interim assessments designed to give teachers information on students’ progress toward mastery of literacy and math standards. These assessments are formative and built for instructional purposes.
State Assessment given to third through fifth grade in the spring.
For more information see:
Department of Accountability, Research & Evaluation