A successful classroom requires a strong curriculum—aligned to the Common Core— that challenges students, scaffolds their experience, and is enlivened by teachers who are engaged with their craft. The curriculum must meet students where they are and customize inclusive, motivating instruction. Rigorous instruction aligns practice and content to Common Core strategies within and across grades. At P.S. 201, we are dedicated to providing our students with rigorous and engaging curriculum and instruction to push our students' thinking and help them become critical thinkers.