Union students at the elementary school level use the outstanding Everyday Mathematics curriculum. In addition, fifth grade students may participate in sixth grade Accelerated Math, a computerized information system which individualizes practice and testing.
There are 76 objectives in the Accelerated Math library of sixth grade math skills. Students who master the 60 qualify to take a final examination in the spring. If a student is successful on that end-of-year test, parents will be offered the opportunity to enroll him or her in the “PreAlgebra” math class at the beginning of the sixth grade school year. Accelerated Math is facilitated by teachers Brenda Maier and Jane Vanfossen.
Character Counts is a district-wide program from kindergarten through high school for students and staff. It gives us a common language and encourages outstanding character traits.
A new character trait is introduced each month. The six traits that are emphasized are Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Trustworthiness, Fairness and Citizenship. Students are awarded by their peers at our monthly Character Counts Assemblies.
Character Counts assemblies feature a grade level musical performance, special guest speaker, and many other fun surprises. Contact Brooke Kasbaum for more information.
First/Second Grade Looping
This same-grade configuration allows for students to remain with the teacher for both their first and second grade years. This continuity allows for continued academic progress and a greater connection between the student, classmates, and families. We currently offer one first grade and one second grade looping classrooms.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) at Union Public Schools is an interdisciplinary approach to learning that encourages students to inquire, explore, and problem solve.
Moore implements STEM through the support of Project Lead The Way (PLTW). PLTW is the nation’s leading provider of STEM education curricular programs for elementary, middle and high school students.
PLTW’s elementary program is designed for students in kindergarten through fifth grades and will align with Oklahoma state standards and Next Generation Science Standards. Through a series of topic-based modules, students will engage in design problems that encourage collaboration, analysis, problem solving, and computational thinking. For more information about STEM or PLTW at Moore, please contact teachers Brittany Gray or Janet Teel.
Moore Math Mentors
In 2014, Moore partnered with Tulsa Area Regional STEM Alliance and Baker Hughes Tulsa to provide our students with content-based mentoring.
Members from the community support our students on a weekly basis and provide them with excellent math content support. We are always looking to expand our Math Mentor community to support our students! If you are interested in becoming a math mentor, please contact the principal's office.
Moore offers a Multiage Program which is a combination class of first and second grade students. The students remain with the same teacher for two years.
Students receive instruction based on their personal academic level regardless of age or grade. The teacher builds a strong sense of community among the students, while allowing the second year students to be leaders to the younger students. We currently offer six multiage classrooms.
Moore students identified as gifted/talented are provided an instructional program which supports, enriches and differentiates the regular educational curricula.
The teacher, Brenda Maier, holds a master’s degree in Teaching and Learning from OSU and is a member of The Oklahoma Association for Gifted, Creative, & Talented. Mrs. Maier is also a published children’s author.