The Union Beach Public School District strives to provide our students with a high quality education through student-centered programs and multiple opportunities for critical thinking and problem solving in a global society.
The Union Beach Public School District seeks to educate the whole child not only addressing the individual academic needs of the students, but also their physical, social, and emotional needs. Our expectation is that all of our students will be equipped with the skills to pursue their interests and excel in secondary education.
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Curriculum by Grade
Grades 6-8 students at Memorial School are currently using the Ready Math curriculum. Ready Math is a complete middle school math program developed with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Mathematical Practice as its foundation.
Journey's Literacy Program
Grades K-3 students at Memorial School are currently using the Journey's program for Literacy instruction. Journeys is a comprehensive English language arts program. It provides an instructional system for reading both literature and informational texts, for acquiring foundational skills, and for developing mastery of speaking, listening and writing.
IXL Math Supplement
Grades 3-8 students at Memorial School are currently using the website IXL to provide students with practice on mathematical grade level standards. This program will be used in conjunction with our Go Math! program to provide our students with extra support and enrichment activities in the area of mathematics.
Ready Classroom Math
Grades K-5 students at Memorial School are currently using the Ready Classroom Math program in the classroom. RCM is a comprehensive Grade K-5 mathematics program developed to support the New Jersey Student Learning Standards
Grades K-5 students are receiving writing instruction using Lucy Calkin's Writer's Workshop design. This method of writing instruction is based on teachers giving mini-lessons and modeling different writing skills. Students are expected to write independently while teachers coach the students through shared writing experiences. Teachers model skills during read-alouds of mentor texts, and help to hone those skills during writing conferences.
Grades 4-8 students are receiving reading instruction using Lucy Calkin's Reader's Workshop design. This method of reading instruction is based on teachers giving mini-lessons and modeling different reading skills through mentor texts. Students are expected to read independently to build reading stamina while teachers coach the students through shared reading experiences. Teachers model skills during read-alouds of mentor texts, and help to hone those skills during reading conferences.