P.S. 214K

The Michael Friedsam School

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Academics at PS 214K

By using Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Program, students at PS 214 engage with the English Language Arts in valuable ways. By utilizing this research-based curriculum, students in each class engage in various reading and writing units throughout the school year that allow them to get to know different kinds of texts and genres, how to engage with them, and how to share and extend that knowledge. Each unit of study utilizes a progression of lessons that aligns with grade-specific Common Core Standards and builds upon students' prior knowledge to enable greater success.

Additionally, the TC Reading and Writing program allows for integrated learning where classes can explore topics in Science and Social Studies through the English Language Arts. By providing opportunities to read and write about real topics in various forms, the TC Reading and Writing Program instills in students the ideal that we all "read and write for real reasons. 

School Instructional Programs

At PS 214K, we pride ourselves on offering rigorous, standards-based curriculum in all subject areas.
For the 2021-2022, our Instructional Programs include:

# Grade LevelSubject Curriculum Program Name
1 3K for All All Subjects Explorations
1 Pre-Kindergarten  All SubjectsDOE Units of Study
1 Kindergarten to 2 Phonics Wilson Fundations
1 Kindergarten to 5English Language ArtsGreat Minds Wit & Wisdom
1 Kindergarten to 5MathematicsGreat Minds Eureka Math
1 Kindergarten to 5 Science Amplify Science
1 Kindergarten to 5History/Social StudiesDOE Passports to Social Studies
1 Kindergarten to 5Guided ReadingScholastic's Guided Reading Program
1 3K for All to 5Physical EducationNew York State PE Learning Standards
1 3K for All to 5SEL/Creative Movement & HealthHarmony, Cloud9, NYCDOE Health Smart
1 3K for All to 5Computer Science/MultimediaComputer Science & Digital Fluency Learning Standards
1 3K for All to 5Musical TheaterNYCDOE Blueprints for the Arts - Theater
1 3K for All to 5 Piano NYCDOE Blueprints for the Arts - Music
1 3K for All to 5Creative ArtsNYCDOE Blueprints for the Arts - Visual Arts
1 3K for All to 5 STEAM NYCDOE Computer Science for All
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Other Programs at PS214K

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Eureka Math

Numbers should add up to more than a right answer. They should inspire aha moments and joyful connections. Eureka Math® set a new standard for rigor, coherence, and focus in the classroom so students gain a deeper understanding of the why behind the numbers, all while making math more enjoyable to learn and teach

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Passport to Social Studies

The New York City K-8 Scope and Sequence is a comprehensive resource that integrates national standards, the New York State Social Studies Core Curriculum (content, concepts, key ideas, understandings and performance indicators), the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS) and the New York State K-8 Social Studies Framework.

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Amplify Science

Amplify Science blends hands-on investigations, literacy-rich activities, and interactive digital tools to empower students to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.

Amplify Science's gold standard research shows that it works.