Kindergarten lesson plans, slideshows, and other resources for EL Education 

Math resources, lesson plans and curricular support for kindergarten

Science resources, including support for FOSS

Assessment materials, 

i-Ready guides and SIPPS support

Assessments, plans,  and resources for the Benchmark curriculum

EL Education is the provider of the new ELA curriculum that has been adopted by OUSD for grades K-5, starting in the 2021-22 school year.* The curriculum is standards-based, and relies heavily on fiction and nonfiction trade books. OUSD teachers can find EL Education materials and lesson plans at EL Ed Central.  

* OUSD Dual Language schools use the Benchmark Education curriculum for language instruction.

Module 1

Toys and Play

What can we do to make playing together fun?  What makes toys fun? Which classroom toy do we prefer and why? 

Module 2

Weather Wonders

What is weather? How can I be prepared for any type of weather? What is weather like around the world? How does weather affect people? How can I write a story that teaches my reader about weather?

Module 3

Trees Are Alive

What do all living things need to live and grow? What do researchers do? How do we know that something is living? How do living things depend on trees to meet their needs?

Module 4

Enjoying and Appreciating Trees

How and why are trees important to us and our communities? How can we inspire others to appreciate and enjoy trees?

Eureka Math2 (Eureka Math "Squared")   is the adopted OUSD curriculum for elementary schools.  The curriculum is aligned to California Common Core standards, which describe what students should know and be able to do in each subject in each grade.


Module 1
Counting and Cardinality

Module 2
Two- and Three-Dimensional Shapes


Module  3

Module 4
Composition and Decomposition


Module 5
Addition and Subtraction

Module 6

Place Value Foundations

For elementary science instruction, OUSD uses FOSS (Full Option Science System), a research-based science curriculum developed at the Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley. This curriculum emphasizes hands-on activities and is aligned to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The order of the three modules varies from school to school, depending on the rotation of physical science kits at each school site.

Physical Science

Materials and Motion

What is made of wood, paper, and fabric, and how are the properties of those materials useful to us?

How can we change the motion of an object?


Earth Science

Trees and Weather

What do trees need to live and grow?

How does weather affect trees?

What changes do trees cause in their surroundings?


Life Science

Animals Two by Two

How are animal structures similar and different?

What do animals need to live and grow?


Kindergarten Academic Milestones (for families)