Cory Elementary School follows the Expeditionary Learning in grades 1-5.

  • Visit the EngageNY website for additional helpful information.


Every DPS Elementary follows the Reading and Writing Workshop format for grades 1-5.

Below are some great websites for you and your child to prepare for the annual Science Fair. Please ask your child’s teacher for more information:

Social Studies

Colorado History Resources:

Colorado & Denver Locations:

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Physical Education (P.E.)

  • Click HERE for a PowerPoint on the DPS P.E. Program that is implemented at Cory!

Information literacy is an extremely important part of our world today. Our library and technology program at Cory is centered around teaching our students the 21st century information literacy standards.   These standards promote learners to question, think critically, and gain new knowledge through a variety of sources.   They are then expected to use their knowledge in new situations as well as in a variety of formats.  Therefore, in the library and technology lab, students often conduct research using books, online databases, and the internet.  They learn to conduct keyword searches and think about whether a website is credible and accurate.  Students also produce their findings in a variety of formats – e.g. word processing, use of web 2.0 tools, creating videos, etc.  Library time also consists of a weekly book check out and an optional weekly book club that is held twice a year for grades 2nd through 5th. Please visit to learn more about Cory’s library!

Also, here are some great books for your children to read:
Kindergarten through 3rd grade:

  • My Weird School by Dan Gutman
  • Andrew Lost by J.C. Greenburg
  • Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
  • Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park
  • Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
  • Judy Moody & Stink by Megan McDonald
  • Rainbow Faires by Daisy Meadows
  • The Secrets of Droon by Tony Abbott
  • The Pain and the Great One by Judy Blume
  • Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall
  • American Girls by Valerie Tripp
  • Dragonbreath by Ursula Vernon
  • Alvin Ho by Lenore Look

3rd grade through 5th grade:

  • The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley
  • The Dragon series by Chris D’Lacey
  • Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School by Andrew Clements
  • The Guardians of Ga’Hoole by Kathryn Lasky
  • The 39 Clues by various authors
  • Geronimo Stilton
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  • The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • Calvin Coconut by Graham Salisbury
  • Baseball Card Adventures by Dan Gutman


Where in the school can you find mathematicians, scientists, anthropologists, historians, poets, potters, and painters? In the art room, of course! From grade 1 through 5, our elementary art program progresses sequentially through standards-based lessons that introduce children to various aspects of art including materials and techniques, elements and principles of art and design, art history, aesthetics, and art criticism. Looking at art and artifacts helps enhance our knowledge of history through insight into ideas and cultures of the past. Science, math, and technology also become part of the process of making art. Language skills improve as students use art terminology and description to respond orally and in written form to their own work, and the work of others.

Cory students attend art class every third day as part of their specials rotation. Through the exploration of “Creative Process” and “Visual Literacy,” students acquire the 21st century learning skills necessary for college and career readiness: collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving. Through the arts, student also acquire the soft skills of empathy, adaptability, and integrity to be successful individuals and contributing members of democratic life.


  • Information on this program coming soon!