Archer Curriculum

New York State has adopted the Common Core Learning Standards, which are available for viewing here.  The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.


These guides are provided by the National Parent Teacher Association

At Archer, we are using curricula specifically designed to meet or exceed the Common Core Learning Standards.


For writing and reading in Kindergarten, first, and second grade, we use CommonCore.org.  Teachers have worked to create units of student that challenge student to read both fiction and non-fiction books and think critically. In the third, fourth, and fifth grades, students are using Expeditionary Learning. This curriculum engages students and supports teachers in building students' capacity to read, write, talk, and think about complex texts.


For math, we use a program called GoMath, that was specifically designed with the Common Core Standards in mind.  You can view the features and benefits of the program here.  You can find great instructional videos for each lesson that your child will be learning by logging on to the GoMath student website.  You can find the user name and password on your student's Report Card.  You must select State: New York, New York City Department of Ed, 10007 as the District, and Archer Elementary School.  We supplement GoMath with Exemplars, a program that focuses on teaching problem solving by applying math to real-world situations.


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