At Limestone-Walters, we pride ourselves on providing quality educational experiences. We feel that enriched early childhood environments not only provide extraordinary opportunities for young children but also form the foundation for a successful educational career. Through a rigorous curriculum, on-going assessment practices and varied student services, we continually work to assure that we are meeting the needs of all learners. Our comprehensive curriculum is aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards.
4 Quarter Plans
The purpose of these plans is to share with parents what skills they can expect their son or daughter to be taught during the school year. We have divided the year into the four nine week periods so you can have a snapshot of your child’s curriculum. These plans will continue to evolve and be fluid as our teachers continue to participate in the Peoria County Curriculum Cadres.
Physical Education - 5-8
Math and Science Online Curriculum
In the 2016-2017 school year, we adopted the McGraw-Hill My Math series for grades K-5, Glencoe Math for grades 6-8, and an Algebra 1 component for our highest achieving math students. In the 2018-2019 school year, we adopted the McGraw-Hill Inspire Science series for grades 4-5 and the iScience series for grades 6-8.
Measures of Academic Progress "MAP"
Since 2007, we have administered the MAP growth tests to assess students for growth during the school year and between school years. MAP data allows our staff to differentiate and adjust instruction for individual students, groups of students, or entire classes based on results of the assessment. The results can be used by students, parents, teachers, grade levels, subject areas, schools, and the school district for a variety of purposes.
Teachers worked together to articulate the specific technology skills students would learn and develop in each grade level. Updating this curriculum will be on-going as technology evolves.