Mathematics

Students will:

  • learn addition and subtraction strategies for facts to the sum of 20.
  • comprehend math fact families.
  • develop knowledge of gathering data and creating graphs.
  • comprehend place value to 120.
  • be exposed to basic geometric concepts.
  • tell time to the nearest hour and half-hour.
  • understand measurement according to length, height and time.
  • be exposed to two-digit addition and subtraction.
  • comprehend: 1/2 & 1/4.
  • acquire problem-solving skills.
  • distinguish attributes of given shapes.
  • be able to add & subtract 10 from a given number.
  • be exposed to a variety of hands-on activities to develop life-long math skills.

Next Generation Science

Life

Students will:

  • identify characteristics of living things.
  • describe relationships between plant/animal parts and their functions.

Physical

Students will:

  • investigate and describe how light and sound travel.

Space and Technology

Students will:

  • make predictions based on apparent movement of the sun, moon and stars.
  • be exposed to many cross-curricular activities that require hands-on experiences with technology.
  • begin keyboarding skills
  • learn basic computer skills.

Language Arts

Reading

Students will:

  • ask, answer, and retell key details of a text.
  • describe characters, setting and major events of a story.
  • explain differences between books that tell stories and give information.
  • know and use text features to locate key facts and information in a text.
  • distinguish long/short vowel sounds.
  • decode words, vowel teams and word endings/digraphs.
  • read grade level prose, poetry and information text.

Writing

Students will:

  • understand correct sentence structure.
  • write clear and coherent sentences and paragraphs.
  • formulate and write an opinion about a topic or book.
  • write about a topic in informative/explanatory text.
  • write narratives with sequenced events.
  • write left to right, top to bottom with proper spacing.
  • demonstrate command of conventions of standard English grammar/usage.
  • create a class book for the Young Authors’ Faire.

Social Studies

Students will:

  • understand the importance of community: school, city, state and world.
  • develop good citizenship.
  • acquire primary map skills.
  • be exposed to geography at the state, country and world levels.
  • focus on understanding importance of national holidays and inspiring Americans.

Fine Arts

Students will:

  • have art integrated throughout the curriculum.
  • participate in a formal classroom music program twice each week.
  • perform at the Christmas Program and Spring Concert for the school community.
  • have the opportunity to perform in our school’s drama production

 Physical Education

Students will:

  • participate in 2 classes per week.
  • exercise to strengthen their bodies.
  • learn and participate in various sports.
  • learn good sportsmanship.
  • develop life long habits.
  • be exposed to creative movement.