Kindergarten through Grade 5

In District 68, we offer students a comprehensive educational experience that provides students with a range of programs and services to meet their educational needs. This information is designed to provide you with an overview of the curriculum we offer our students.

Reading/Language Arts Curriculum

District 68 uses Balanced Literacy as the instructional framework during the reading instructional block. Click on the Balanced Literacy link for an in-depth description of Balanced Literacy as well as the components found within the Balanced Literacy block. Reading instruction takes place for 90-minutes daily.



Following an in-depth curriculum review in 2018-2019, Bridges into Mathematics was adopted for use with kindergarten through fifth grade students beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.  Bridges into Mathematics is a comprehensive curriculum that is well-aligned to the Common Core Standards.  The curriculum aligns to content standards and embeds mathematical practice standards in a way that is engaging, fun, and accessible for all students. Students explore mathematics with one another and with their teacher through a total of 75 minutes per day. 

For more information on Bridges into Mathematics, please visit these links:

Family Overview of Bridges into Mathematics

Frequently Asked Questions

The National PTA also provides a resource for families:

Helping Your Child With Today's Math


Common Core State Standards

Illinois, along with 45 other states, adopted the Common Core State Standards to be used to guide teachers in what students at each grade-level need to learn in English/Language Arts. Each set of grade-level standards consists of literature, informational text as well as listening and speaking standards. The primary grades have standards for foundational skills. Grade-level standards build on knowledge and skills learned the previous year and create a stair-step progression across the K-8 instructional years.

Common Core State Standards Website


Elementary Learning Targets

We have created parent friendly learning targets that provide further explanation for what students will be learning throughout the school year in all subject areas: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Music and Physical Education. The learning targets are aligned with the Illinois State Learning standards and are expectations for the end of the school year across subject areas.

Additional Programs and Services

    Reading Intervention Support (Response to Intervention info)
    Advancing Inquiry and Meaning (AIM)
    Psychologist/Social  Worker Services
    English Language Learners
    Full Continuum of Special Education Services
    Library Media Center Instruction
    Before and After School Childcare (provided by Skokie Park District)

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