This next school year will be very exciting! All elementary schools will be participating in the pilot of two different English Language Arts programs for the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. The first series, Benchmark, will be the pilot program from September to November/December. Then, beginning in January 2018, teachers in a variety of different grade levels will pilot Wonders. Transitional Kindergarten will pilot Benchmark in the fall followed by the Houghton-Mifflin program called Journeys in January. Every elementary school has a group of teachers participating in the pilot. Not all teachers at every grade level are included in the pilot. The faculty will be engaged in many in-depth discussions to determine the best English Language Arts program for our district.
The teachers are excited to have the opportunity to explore these two outstanding programs.