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Our mission is to educate all students through relevant and engaging instruction to achieve personal success and contribute to their community.

Our Vision is to be an innovative learning community preparing students to reach their full potential as leaders, learners and critical thinkers in a complex and changing world.

PK-4 Principal: Allison Kahkonen

5-8 Principal: Jason Richards

Assistant Principal: Samantha Pangburn

School Counselor: Mrs. Blier

Director of Instruction: Renita Ward-Downer

Teachers: Mrs. Rhoads-Doyle, Mrs. Kinney, Mrs. Morang, Mrs. Nordfors, Mrs. Geaghan, Ms. Palmer

Phone: (207) 404-5700

How Can You Help? Be Involved!

  • Home to school and school to home communication is key. Please call, send a note, or email our staff anytime.
  • Attend our school and family events, including conferences in November. Be sure to ask questions.
  • Request additional meetings to ask questions and seek advice or input about how to help your child.
  • Read through notices, information, and student work that are sent home.
  • Get involved in our PTU or become a school volunteer.

In English/Language Arts, our priority learning targets:

Language: Acquisition: Use of Language

  • Understands the authors use specific language (similes, metaphors) to provide meaning and contribute to the overall tone/mood and message of the text.

Language: Acquisition: Vocabulary

  • Is skilled at using simple root words, inflections, and affixes to figure out the meaning of an unknown word.
  • Is skilled at using other words and resources to determine and clarify the meaning of an unknown word.

Language: Conventions: Capitalization & Punctuation

  • Is skilled at using capitalization and punctuation rules (holidays, product names, geographic names, commas in a letter, apostrophes) in context when writing.

Language: Conventions: Spelling

  • Is skilled at using references to check or correct spelling
  • Is skilled at writing words with a variety of spelling patterns. Is skilled at writing words with common short vowel patterns.

Reading: Informational/Literature: Text Features & Structures

  • Understands how the author’s use of organizational structures and signal words convey information and enhance the text.

Reading: Literature: Theme

  • Is skilled at identifying the message, lesson or moral of a story.

Writing: Research: Drafting & Revising

  • Is skilled at revising a piece of writing based on feedback from others or through self-reflection.
  • Is skilled at revising a piece of writing to ensure that the theme or main idea is complete and meets the needs of the audience.

Writing: Types and Purpose: Informative/Explanatory

  • Is skilled at connecting ideas by grouping related information, using transitional words and phrases, and/or illustrations to develop a topic or process within a piece of writing.

Writing: Types and Purpose: Narratives

  • Is skilled at developing and writing a story using dialogue; expanding descriptions that include sensory language; and utilizing a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses.

Writing: Types and Purpose: Opinion/Argument

  • Is skilled at stating an opinion for a topic, providing multiple reasons supported by relevant evidence, using transition words and phrases, and presenting a conclusion in a piece of writing.

In Math, our priority targets are:

Algebra: Foundational Algebra

  • Is skilled at generating a sequence given a rule.

Geometry: Attributes and Properties

  • Understands the symmetry in shapes or figures.
  • Understands that shapes in different categories may share attributes and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g. quadrilaterals, triangles)
  • Understands the different attributes of triangles.
  • Understands the similarities and differences among the angles and lines of shapes. Understands how to compose a geometric shape with given conditions

Number Sense: Fractions, Decimals, Percents

  • Is skilled at generating fractions equivalent to benchmarks one half, one third, one fourth. Is skilled at simplifying fractions to its lowest terms related to the benchmarks..
  • Understands decimal notation for fractions with a denominator of 10, 100, 1000. Understands the relationship between tenths, hundredths, and thousandths place in fractions and decimals.
  • Is skilled at ordering and comparing fractions with like and unlike denominators by finding common denominators.
  • Is skilled at adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators and simplifying the results.

Number Sense: Place Value

  • Understands the concept of rounding whole numbers to any place using place value.
  • Understand the place value system: that a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right represents.

Operations: Multiplication & Division

  • Is skilled at dividing a 4 digit dividend by a one-digit divisor with remainders.
  • Is skilled at finding all factor pairs for a whole number within the range of 1 -100.
  • Is skilled at finding multiples of a whole number.
  • Is skilled at multiplying a two-digit by a two-digit number.
  • Is skilled at solving multiplication and division word problems

Operations: Multiplication/Division Facts Checklists

  • Knows multiplication facts 6-12.

Tools of Measurement: Measurement

  • Is skilled at estimating, measuring and expressing the length of an object to the nearest inch, foot, meter and centimeter. Is skilled at measuring to the half-inch and quarter-inch.

Tools of Measurement: Time

  • Is skilled at calculating elapsed time.

Science and Social Studies are taught in thematic units. Our units of study are below, along with the priority targets for each.

Earth and Space: Composition and Structure of the Earth

  • Understand how wind, ice, waves, and water break down materials over time.

Energy: Waves

  • Understand the motion of different types of waves (transverse, longitudinal, water, light, and sound).
  • Understand how energy is transmitted through waves.

Life Science: Biodiversity and Evolution

  • Understand how organisms are categorized into groups based on structural characteristics, ways in which they obtain food, and methods of reproduction.
  • Understand the physical and behavioral characteristics of plants and animals that help them live in different environments.

Life Science: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

  • Understand the growth and survival of organisms in any particular environment depends on the physical conditions of the environment.
  • Understand how energy flows through the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems from producers to consumers to decomposers.

Geography: U.S. Regions

  • Understands how physical features and natural resources impact the regions of your State.
  • Understands the physical features that are common and unique to regions of the United States.
  • Understands how the climate in different regions of the United States impacts how people live. Understands where people live/settle influences how they work, play, and interact.

PE: Mr. Dyer and Ms. Dubois

Art: Mrs. Jordan

Music: Ms. Macleod

Library: Mrs. Holyoke

Technology: Mrs. Clawson

The City of Brewer is proud to be a community of caring. Along with these values, Habits of Work are explicitly taught at each grade level. We work with our K-8 students to help them become a:

Respectful Learner

  • Listens and follows directions
  • Respects rights and feelings of others

Responsible Learner

  • Behaves responsibly
  • Completes assignments

Collaborative Worker

  • Works and plays cooperatively
  • Participates/engages in class

Self-Directed Learner

  • Demonstrates independent work habits
  • Produces quality work
  • Shows perseverance