Curriculum and Classes

Chabot Elementary Lower YardFor the past three years, Chabot has been diving deep into the Common Core Standards covering English and language arts, mathematics, history and social science, and science. For reading and writing we use the Lucy Calkins workshops from Teachers College in New York. For Math, we use the OUSD approved Expressions curriculum. Science is a combination of FOSS and Next Generation Science Standards.

All of our courses focus on collaborative learning, inquiry, problem solving and critical thinking. Within this framework, our multi-talented teachers create their own curricula, often team-teaching and creating innovative learning plans.

To supplement the educational resources available through the Oakland Unified School District, the Chabot PTA funds educational enrichment programs in art, music, library/media, science, gardening, and Spanish. See the Educational Enrichment page for more information.

Socio-Emotional Learning

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a process through which children and adults develop the fundamental skills for life effectiveness. These are the skills we all need to handle ourselves, our relationships, and our work effectively and ethically. Everyone strengthens their social competencies to connect across race, class, culture, language gender, sexual orientation, and age. At Chabot, we recognize that students need to feel safe, mirrored, and valued in order to be able to engage in the academic rigor we expect from them.

Beginning in September of 2016, all classrooms will be implementing the Caring Schools Community Curriculum.

We also have a site lesson for Inner Explorer’s online Mindfulness program, used by many of the teachers. Additionally, many of our teachers use their own curriculum, activities, and strategies to build community in their classrooms.

For more information on SEL Learning in Oakland Unified School District, please click here.

Upcoming Events

  • November 20:   Thanksgiving Recess, No School, No After School Program (ASP)

  • November 20:   Community Town-Hall Meeting  6:00 pm  

  • November 27:   Winter After School Program Registration opens

  • November 27:   Cyber Monday - Use Chabot's Amazon Affiliate Link!

  • November 27:   Safety & Emergency Preparedness Meeting  8:45 am  

  • November 27:   OUSD Board of Education Meeting  5:30 pm  

  • November 29:   5th Grade Class Tour of Claremont Middle School  9:00 am  

  • December 1:   After School Program (ASP) Scholarship Requests Due

  • December 1:   Shop and Earn Money for Chabot

  • December 1:   TGIF Coffee/Tea  8:15 am  

  • December 4:   ASP Scholarships Assigned

  • December 5:   PTA Board Meeting  6:30 pm  

  • December 6:   Kindergarten Tours  8:15 am  

  • December 6:   Farmers Market  1:50 pm  

  • December 6:   OUSD Budget & Finance Committee Meeting  6:00 pm  

  • December 7:   OUSD Board of Education Resolution Review  5:00 pm  

  • December 8:   Report Cards go home

  • December 8:   Fall ASP Classes End

  • December 8:   Kids' Night Out (KNO)  6:00 pm