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Curriculum Highlights


Flour Bluff Primary follows the curriculum adopted by the state - The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. These learning standards were designed by the state to ensure that all students meet the challenges ahead of them. The Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) identify what Texas students should know and be able to do at every grade.

Curriculum Highlights

Language Arts

At the Primary Campus, Language Arts instruction is delivered through the framework of Balanced Literacy. Our teachers have been trained through our Literacy Collaborative.

What Does the Literacy Collaborative look line in the classroom?

Our teachers create a learning environment which utilizes the Balanced Literacy framework to support active and successful learning. This framework includes:

Interactive Read-Aloud

Teacher reads aloud using a varied collection of texts and encourages interaction.

Shared Reading

Using enlarged text that children can see, the teacher engages the children to participate in the reading process.

Guided Reading

During small group instruction, students with similar reading abilities practice and improve reading skills using appropriate text.

Independent Reading

Students practice reading on their own.

Interactive Writing

Students and teachers work together to choose topics, share the pen and participate in the writing process.

Shared Writing

The teacher writes as the students compose messages, stories, labels, lists or letters on large pieces of paper.

Writer's Workshop/Guided Writing

Through mini-lessons and conferences, the teacher guides the students in the writing process. Students are the writers.

Independent Writing

Students practice writing on their own.

Word Study

Through mini-lessons and conferences, the teacher guides the students in the writing process. Students are the writers.

Word Study

Through mini-lessons, the teacher models and extends the understanding of letters and words in their work.

Skills (TEKS)

Through hands on demonstration and experiments, students receive instruction based on the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).


Students learn mathematical concepts aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) through participating in a variety of activities including, Math Meeting Board, whole group lessons, small group activities and individualized instruction. All math instruction is concrete and hands-on. Student progress toward achievement of the TEKS is continually assessed.


Students explore scientific concepts aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills in the classroom, in the science lab, and in the campus Learning Lagoon.


All students attend music class every week for a 45-minute session with our certified music instructor.

Physical Education/Recess

Students receive 15 minutes of recess daily and 45 minutes of structured physical education four times per week.

Gifted and Talented Program

Students are screened in the spring for SAIL (Students Accelerating in Innovative Learning). Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Guidance and Counseling

All students attend classes on problem solving, feelings, anger management and many other topics. Group and individual counseling may be offered at the request of the classroom teacher or parent.

Literacy Lab

The Literacy Lab is a classroom designed to provide intensive reading instruction for students labeled at-risk because of reading difficulties. The Literacy Lab teacher provides small group reading instruction, which is research-based.

Computer Labs

Flour Bluff Primary has one computer lab, portable iPad carts, and portable lap top computer carts. Students attend computer lab for a 30-minute session each week in addition to receiving iPad and computer time in their classroom.

Learning Lagoon

Flour Bluff Primary has an outdoor classroom designed to allow students to read, write and observe nature.