Boone Elementary School

Instruction

A variety of instructional practices are used to teach the curriculum and to provide the highest quality of instruction for your child.

Bilingual Education (BE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) is provided to all students who qualify based on a language other than English spoken at home and a standardized assessment. Each grade level has one BE teacher. All teachers at Boone are certified to teach ESL students.  Boone does not have monolingual Spanish classes. A teacher who has bilingual students typically has no more than 3-4 students and instruction occurs in small groups.

Regular visits to the library allow students to receive instruction on research and technology skills. One key focus is to develop a love for reading and extend reading instruction.  Students also receive cyber safety information at the beginning of every school year during a library visit. More information about library services can be found on the main webpage under “library”.

Technology: Each classroom at Boone in Kinder through Fifth grade has regualar access to a set of Chromebooks for use in incorporating technology components into the daily routine of classroom instruction.  Students are learning technology skills, intelligent, informed internet use, as well as digital citizenship through the actual projects and online research they are using in their classrooms on a daily basis.

Brain breaks/WOW time are regular events during the day. WOW stands for Work out for Wellness. Brain breaks typically occur in the classroom for 3-5 minutes. The purpose behind these breaks allows students to move, get wiggles out, increase circulation thus increasing focus on learning. Gonoodle is a primary avenue for in class brain breaks. WOW is organized play provided by the classroom teacher. These activities reinforce the concepts behind brain breaks as well as developing team work, cooperation and community.

Recess is a district mandated component for every child in every classroom each day.  Students at Boone are provided a 30 minute unstructured recess during the school say.  The campus has developed a Campus Recess Supervision Plan which provides safety guidelines and procedures that all teachers and students follow to help keep our playground and recess time a safe, student friendly environment.