Decoding and comprehension skills with grade level books, whole group, small group, and individual reading, writing process, writing complete sentences and paragraphs, oral expression, listening skills, spelling, end punctuation and commas, parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives), present and past tense of verbs, research skills (taking notes and summarizing), capitalization
Language Arts Standards
1. Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
2. Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing
3. Uses grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions
4. Gathers and uses information for research purposes
5. Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
6. Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of literary texts
7. Uses reading skills and strategies to understand and interpret a variety of informational texts
8. Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes
9. Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media
10. Understands the characteristics and components of the media
Reading/writing numbers, place value, number rounding, estimation, probability, measurement, money, problem solving, interpreting graphs, math computation (+,-,x), geometry, and time concepts.
1. Uses a variety of strategies in the problem-solving process.
2. Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of the concepts of numbers.
3. Uses basic and advanced procedures while performing the processes of computation.
4. Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of measurement.
5. Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of the concepts of geometry.
6. Understands and applies basic and advanced concepts of statistics and data analysis.
7. Understands and applies basic and advanced concepts of probability.
8. Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of functions and algebra.
Main themes: Continents/Oceans, Africa, Economics
Topics include: mapping skills, regions of Africa (land, people, and animals), and basic economics (wants/needs, supply/demand, goods/services)
Social Studies Standards
The student uses a working knowledge and understanding of...
1. Individual development and identity recognizing similarities and differences among people and groups.
2. Governmental systems, the necessity for the rule of law, civic values, and the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of becoming active participants in a democracy.
3. Major economic concepts, issues, and systems, applying decision-making skills as a consumer, producer, saver, investor, and citizen living in an interdependent world.
4. The spatial organization of Earth’s surface and relationships between peoples and places and physical and human environments in order to explain the interactions that occur in our world.
5. Significant individuals, groups, ideas, events, eras, and developments history, utilizing essential analytical and research skills.
6. How people express their culture in a variety of ways (language, celebrations, food, clothing, art, music, stories, etc.) utilizing essential analytical and research skills.
The Science program has a "hands- on" approach in which children study topics in physical, e arth, and life sciences. There's a focus on building students' vocabulary in English and exposing children to scientific inquiry. Our focus will be the Atmosphere
Students will be assessed through observation, rubrics, worksheets, notebooks, projects/reports, tests, and quizzes.