Mathematics

Kindergartners are introduced to the concept of whole numbers as they explore counting and quantifying numbers up to ten. They also explore shapes and the relationships among them. Math words are taught and reinforced throughout the year (i.e. longer/shorter, less than/more than, equal to.)

Writing

Kindergarten students learn how to form uppercase and lowercase letters. They apply these skills in writing journals as they learn to write short stories and narratives with one or more lines of text. They add details to their pictures and they are taught to use simple punctuation and spell high frequency words.

KINDERGARTEN

Curriculum Focus Areas

Reading

Kindergartens are read to daily and they are taught phonological awareness skills such as rhyming, segmenting syllables in words, and identifying and using letter sounds. Throughout the year, they develop a bank of simple, high frequency words that will serve as a reading anchor (i.e. and, the, a, in, on, I, am).  Kindergartners learn how to hold a book, turn the pages, read 1-3 lines of text, and share their understandings with others.

Science

Kindergartners build on early experiences observing the world around them. They explore many topics including the weather, plants and animals, sunlight, and the motion of objects.

Social Studies

Kindergarten students are introduced to basic concepts of history, geography, civics, and economics through thematic study relating to living, learning, and working together.

1ST GRADE

Curriculum Focus Areas

Science

Kindergartners build on early experiences observing the world around them. They explore many topics including the weather, plants and animals, sunlight, and the motion of objects.

Social Studies

Kindergarten students are introduced to basic concepts of history, geography, civics, and economics through thematic study relating to living, learning, and working together.

Reading

Kindergartens are read to daily and they are taught phonological awareness skills such as rhyming, segmenting syllables in words, and identifying and using letter sounds. Throughout the year, they develop a bank of simple, high frequency words that will serve as a reading anchor (i.e. and, the, a, in, on, I, am).  Kindergartners learn how to hold a book, turn the pages, read 1-3 lines of text, and share their understandings with others.

Writing

Kindergarten students learn how to form uppercase and lowercase letters. They apply these skills in writing journals as they learn to write short stories and narratives with one or more lines of text. They add details to their pictures and they are taught to use simple punctuation and spell high frequency words.

Mathematics

Kindergartners are introduced to the concept of whole numbers as they explore counting and quantifying numbers up to ten. They also explore shapes and the relationships among them. Math words are taught and reinforced throughout the year (i.e. longer/shorter, less than/more than, equal to.)

Mathematics

Kindergartners are introduced to the concept of whole numbers as they explore counting and quantifying numbers up to ten. They also explore shapes and the relationships among them. Math words are taught and reinforced throughout the year (i.e. longer/shorter, less than/more than, equal to.)

Writing

Kindergarten students learn how to form uppercase and lowercase letters. They apply these skills in writing journals as they learn to write short stories and narratives with one or more lines of text. They add details to their pictures and they are taught to use simple punctuation and spell high frequency words.

2ND GRADE

Curriculum Focus Areas

Reading

Kindergartens are read to daily and they are taught phonological awareness skills such as rhyming, segmenting syllables in words, and identifying and using letter sounds. Throughout the year, they develop a bank of simple, high frequency words that will serve as a reading anchor (i.e. and, the, a, in, on, I, am).  Kindergartners learn how to hold a book, turn the pages, read 1-3 lines of text, and share their understandings with others.

Science

Kindergartners build on early experiences observing the world around them. They explore many topics including the weather, plants and animals, sunlight, and the motion of objects.

Social Studies

Kindergarten students are introduced to basic concepts of history, geography, civics, and economics through thematic study relating to living, learning, and working together.

3RD GRADE

Curriculum Focus Areas

Science

Kindergartners build on early experiences observing the world around them. They explore many topics including the weather, plants and animals, sunlight, and the motion of objects.

Social Studies

Kindergarten students are introduced to basic concepts of history, geography, civics, and economics through thematic study relating to living, learning, and working together.

Reading

Kindergartens are read to daily and they are taught phonological awareness skills such as rhyming, segmenting syllables in words, and identifying and using letter sounds. Throughout the year, they develop a bank of simple, high frequency words that will serve as a reading anchor (i.e. and, the, a, in, on, I, am).  Kindergartners learn how to hold a book, turn the pages, read 1-3 lines of text, and share their understandings with others.

Writing

Kindergarten students learn how to form uppercase and lowercase letters. They apply these skills in writing journals as they learn to write short stories and narratives with one or more lines of text. They add details to their pictures and they are taught to use simple punctuation and spell high frequency words.

Mathematics

Kindergartners are introduced to the concept of whole numbers as they explore counting and quantifying numbers up to ten. They also explore shapes and the relationships among them. Math words are taught and reinforced throughout the year (i.e. longer/shorter, less than/more than, equal to.)

Mathematics

Kindergartners are introduced to the concept of whole numbers as they explore counting and quantifying numbers up to ten. They also explore shapes and the relationships among them. Math words are taught and reinforced throughout the year (i.e. longer/shorter, less than/more than, equal to.)

Writing

Kindergarten students learn how to form uppercase and lowercase letters. They apply these skills in writing journals as they learn to write short stories and narratives with one or more lines of text. They add details to their pictures and they are taught to use simple punctuation and spell high frequency words.

4TH GRADE

Curriculum Focus Areas

Reading

Kindergartens are read to daily and they are taught phonological awareness skills such as rhyming, segmenting syllables in words, and identifying and using letter sounds. Throughout the year, they develop a bank of simple, high frequency words that will serve as a reading anchor (i.e. and, the, a, in, on, I, am).  Kindergartners learn how to hold a book, turn the pages, read 1-3 lines of text, and share their understandings with others.

Science

Kindergartners build on early experiences observing the world around them. They explore many topics including the weather, plants and animals, sunlight, and the motion of objects.

Social Studies

Kindergarten students are introduced to basic concepts of history, geography, civics, and economics through thematic study relating to living, learning, and working together.

5TH GRADE

Curriculum Focus Areas

Science

Kindergartners build on early experiences observing the world around them. They explore many topics including the weather, plants and animals, sunlight, and the motion of objects.

Social Studies

Kindergarten students are introduced to basic concepts of history, geography, civics, and economics through thematic study relating to living, learning, and working together.

Reading

Kindergartens are read to daily and they are taught phonological awareness skills such as rhyming, segmenting syllables in words, and identifying and using letter sounds. Throughout the year, they develop a bank of simple, high frequency words that will serve as a reading anchor (i.e. and, the, a, in, on, I, am).  Kindergartners learn how to hold a book, turn the pages, read 1-3 lines of text, and share their understandings with others.

Writing

Kindergarten students learn how to form uppercase and lowercase letters. They apply these skills in writing journals as they learn to write short stories and narratives with one or more lines of text. They add details to their pictures and they are taught to use simple punctuation and spell high frequency words.

Mathematics

Kindergartners are introduced to the concept of whole numbers as they explore counting and quantifying numbers up to ten. They also explore shapes and the relationships among them. Math words are taught and reinforced throughout the year (i.e. longer/shorter, less than/more than, equal to.)

Mathematics

Kindergartners are introduced to the concept of whole numbers as they explore counting and quantifying numbers up to ten. They also explore shapes and the relationships among them. Math words are taught and reinforced throughout the year (i.e. longer/shorter, less than/more than, equal to.)

Writing

Kindergarten students learn how to form uppercase and lowercase letters. They apply these skills in writing journals as they learn to write short stories and narratives with one or more lines of text. They add details to their pictures and they are taught to use simple punctuation and spell high frequency words.

6TH GRADE

Curriculum Focus Areas

Reading

Kindergartens are read to daily and they are taught phonological awareness skills such as rhyming, segmenting syllables in words, and identifying and using letter sounds. Throughout the year, they develop a bank of simple, high frequency words that will serve as a reading anchor (i.e. and, the, a, in, on, I, am).  Kindergartners learn how to hold a book, turn the pages, read 1-3 lines of text, and share their understandings with others.

Science

Kindergartners build on early experiences observing the world around them. They explore many topics including the weather, plants and animals, sunlight, and the motion of objects.

Social Studies

Kindergarten students are introduced to basic concepts of history, geography, civics, and economics through thematic study relating to living, learning, and working together.

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