Elementary Curriculum

The Anchor Bay School District takes pride in a curriculum that not only meets the state's standards and expectations, but also encourages students to strive to reach their potential. We are continually refining our learning standards for students. National and state standards as well as local experts shape our district curriculum. Teachers are provided many professional development opportunities to research and learn the most current best practices, enabling them to have the tools needed to provide your child with the best possible education.

Mission Statement

Empowering all students to succeed in an ever changing world.


3rd Grade Reading Law

The Michigan Legislature passed the "Third-Grade Retention Law" (PA 306) in 2016 to ensure that students exiting 3rd grade are reading at or above grade level.  Anchor Bay has developed a Parents' Read At-Home Plan for Student Success to assist parents in partnership with their students' teacher to develop the strong reading skills necessary for student learning.  If you have questions on the plan and how to implement it at home, please see your students' building principal or contact the Curriculum Office at 586-725-2861.

PDF DocumentExemption Form 
PDF DocumentFacts for Families
PDF DocumentParent Letter - 3rd Grade Reading Law
PDF DocumentParents' Read At-Home Plan for Student Success
PDF DocumentFamily Reading Tips

Elementary Web Site List

These links will take you to selected sites on the Internet outside of Anchor Bay Schools. Before allowing your child to visit these or any other web sites, we recommend that you review them first. For more tips about Internet Safety, please check out the section below.

Note: Some textbooks are used for reference only


External LinkAll Grades

Social Studies

External Link1st Grade: A Child’s Place
External Link2nd Grade: Making a Difference
External Link4th Grade: Our Michigan Adventure - Click on TEXTBOOKS then ELEMENTARY
External Link5th Grade: Early United States


External LinkGrades 1st to 5th

External LinkFactMonster - Includes an online dictionary, atlas, encyclopedia, almanac and Homework Center with useful tools

External Link4Kids - Educational games and web site reviews
External LinkArcademic Skill Builders - Students can race against other students or play arcade-style games while practicing basic math facts, fractions, ratios, and language arts skills.
External LinkFunBrain  
External LinkInternet4Kids - Interactive activities for Grades K-8 divided by subject
External LinkKidsKnowIt Network - Information and games for a variety of science, math, social studies and language arts topics 
External LinkNoggin.com - Games, coloring, pre-reading, and reading activities for preschoolers to Kindergarteners 
External LinkPBS Kids - Practice different skills including keyboarding, problem solving, reading, math memory, etc
External LinkScholastic Online Activities and Interactive Learning - Explore Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and More. Activities are divided by grade level
External LinkSesame Workshop - Engaging and educational content for young children.

External LinkClifford’s Interactive Storybooks: Phonics fun for early readers  
External LinkGameGoo - Activities that reinforce early reading skills 
External LinkPower Proofreading - Grades 3-5 Read·Write·Think:
External LinkStudent Materials - Interactive tools that allow students to “use technology while developing their literacy skills”. Includes games, writing templates and organizers.
External LinkStarfall - Excellent pre-reading and reading activities
External LinkWacky Web Tales - Fill in the blanks to create a silly story. Grades 3-5

External LinkA Plus Math - Flashcards, games and worksheets for basic math facts
External LinkCreate A Graph 
External LinkMultiFlyer - Review multiplication fact practice as you travel through outer space 
External LinkThat’s a Fact - Timed math fact practice

External LinkAmerican Museum of Natural History: OLogy - OLogy means "the study of." On this AMNH OLogy Web site, you can study and explore many cool OLogies.
External LinkAnimal Web Cams at the National Zoo
External LinkDance Mat Typing - Keyboarding practice 
External LinkNASA Kids Home page - Lots of fun science information, great pictures
External LinkSan Diego Zoo’s Animal Bytes

External LinkBen’s Guide to U.S. Government for Kids - Information about the United States Government presented at different reading levels
External LinkNational Geographic Kids 
External LinkUSA Geography Games - Learn about states, capitals, regions landforms and more.
External LinkTFK Time for Kids - Up to date news and information from around the world. Includes games and homework helpers.
External LinkUS Government Web Sites for Kids - Links to student-oriented government web sites such as Live Animal Cams from the National Zoo and the White House for Kids.

External LinkDiscovery Education: School Resources - Resources for teachers and students including free clipart, Brain Boosters, Puzzlemaker, and Science Fair Central.