CURRICULUM

LANGUAGE ARTS

Oral Language

Participate in Group Discussions

  • Create stories, poems, plays, skits, and songs
  • Participate in shared reading and choral speaking of short poems, rhymes, songs, and stories with repeated patterns
  • Retell stories and events in logical order
  • Use complete sentences
  • Ask and answer questions to gain additional information or clarify what was said
  • Express ideas and feelings
  • Follow rules for conversation, including listening, taking turns, and using appropriate voice level

Listen Actively

  • Listen to and discuss a variety of stories, poems, and informational texts
  • Listen and respond to others
  • Follow and give simple two-step oral directions

Recognize Sounds in Words

  • Identify, isolate, produce, and manipulate various letter sounds
  • Identify the onset and rime in words
  • Create rhyming words
  • Blend sounds to make word parts and words
  • Add or delete beginning, middle, or ending letter sounds to make new words

Expand and Use Vocabulary

  • Develop vocabulary by listening to a variety of texts
  • Use words of time and position (e.g., first, second, next, on, under, beside, and over)
  • Ask for meaning of unknown words and make connections to familiar words
  • Learn and use new words from mathematics, social studies, and science

Writing: Content

Write

  • Friendly letters
  • Information
  • Labels
  • Lists
  • Literature responses
  • Messages
  • Personal and school events
  • Poems
  • Simple reports
  • Stories

Organize Writing

  • Include sequenced events with some details, and a conclusion
  • Write informative and simple reports that introduce a topic, state an opinion or some facts, and provide a concluding sentence

Handwriting

  • Use appropriate pencil grip
  • Form manuscript letters and numbers correctly
  • Space words within sentences

Grammar

  • Recognizing nouns and verbs
  • Sub/action parts
  • Proper Nouns
  • Pronouns

Writing: Process

Use Technology to Plan, Draft, Revise, Edit, and Publish

Plan

  • Generate ideas and select topic
  • Participate in planning activities
  • Begin to use a writer’s notebook
  • Begin to establish and review writing goals

Draft

  • Focus on one topic
  • Apply letter-sound knowledge when writing unfamiliar words

Revise

  • Revise by adding descriptive words
  • Respond to questions and suggestions from peers and teachers

Edit

  • Use correct spelling of common high-frequency and phonetically-regular words
  • Write complete sentences
  • Begin sentences with capitals
  • Use correct ending punctuation and commas in dates
  • Capitalize names of people, days of the week, and months of the year
  • Use print and online resources in the classroom to correctly spell words

Publish

  • Distinguish draft writing from final product
  • Share writing with others

Reading: Content

Read and Comprehend a Variety of Literature

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Friendly letters
  • Lists
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Materials from mathematics, science, and social studies
  • Recipes
  • Poems

Use Text Features

  • Include sequenced events with some details, and a conclusion
  • Write informative and simple reports that introduce a topic, state an opinion or some facts, and provide a concluding sentence

Select and Use Appropriate Resources

  • Simple reference materials
  • Picture dictionary

Read for Meaning

  • Identify and describe characters, settings, and important events
  • Identify main idea or topic
  • Ask and answer simple questions (who, what, when, where, why, and how)
  • Compare fiction and nonfiction books
  • Read own writing

Public Speaking

Oral Presentation

Reading: Process

Write

  • Friendly letters
  • Information
  • Labels
  • Lists
  • Literature responses
  • Messages
  • Personal and school events
  • Poems
  • Simple reports
  • Stories

Organize Writing

  • Include sequenced events with some details, and a conclusion
  • Write informative and simple reports that introduce a topic, state an opinion or some facts, and provide a concluding sentence

Handwriting

  • Use appropriate pencil grip
  • Form manuscript letters and numbers correctly
  • Space words within sentences

Grammar

  • Recognizing nouns and verbs
  • Sub/action parts
  • Proper Nouns
  • Pronouns

MATHEMATICS

Numerical Relations

Whole Numbers

  • Count by rote from 0 to 100
  • Group a collection of objects into tens and ones
  • Read and write numerals 0 through 100
  • Identify the place value of each digit in a two-digit numeral
  • Count by ones, twos, fives, and tens to 100; count backward by ones from 30
  • Estimate and compare groups using more than, less than, and equal to
  • Compare numbers from 0 to 99

Fractions

  • Identify and model fractions for halves, thirds, and fourths

Operations

Estimation

  • Select a reasonable order of magnitude for a given set from three given quantities: a one‐digit numeral, a two‐digit numeral, and a three‐digit numeral

Procedures for Computation

  • Identify +, -, and = symbols
  • Recall basic addition and subtraction facts (sums to 18)
  • Solve one-step addition and subtraction story problems

 

Measurement

Standard Units

  • Determine the value of a collection of pennies, nickels, and dimes whose total value is 100 cents or less
  • Find and record a variety of ways to show a given amount of money
  • Identify and use the cent sign
  • Tell time to the halfhour, identifying a.m. and p.m.
  • Identify days of the week and months of the year
  • Read a calendar to locate a given day

Nonstandard Units

  • Measure length, weight, and volume using non-standard units of measure
  • Compare the volumes and weight/mass of two containers or objects

 

Geometry

Identify, Classify, and Transform Shapes

  • Describe and trace circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles
  • Sort geometric figures based on characteristics
  • Identify models of circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles in the environment

Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

Collect, Organize, Analyze Data

  • Investigate data collection including counting, tallying, surveys, observations, and voting
  • Compare and interpret information in object graphs and picture graphs, using the terms: more, less, fewer, greater than, less than, equal to

 

Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

Patterns

  • Sort and classify objects based on one or two attributes (size, shape, color, or thickness)
  • Recognize, describe, extend, and create repeating and growing patterns

Functions

  • Demonstrate an understanding of equality through the use of the equal sign

 

SCIENCE

Living Systems

Plants

  • Basic parts
  • Life Needs

Plant Characteristics

  • Evergreen/Deciduous
  • Flowering/Nonflowering
  • Edible/Nonedible

Animals

  • Life Needs
  • Behaviors

Animal Characteristics

  • Physical Characteristics
  • Method of Movement
  • Wild/Domestic
  • Water Homes/Land Homes

Leaf Pile

  • Animal Inhabitants
  • Natural Litter

Earthworms

  • Life Needs
  • Life Cycle

Earth and Space

Weather

  • Daily Observation
  • Temperature
  • Light
  • Precipitation

Seasonal Changes

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
  • Summer

Relationship to Seasonal and Weather Changes

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Humans

Natural Resources

  • Identifying
  • Air/Water Quality
  • Recycle/Reuse/Reduce

Sun

  • Source of Energy & Light
  • Relative position in the morning is east and late afternoon is west

Physical

Materials Interacting with Water

  • Dissolve
  • Separate

Objects in Motion

  • Push/Pull
  • Straight, Circular, Back and-Forth
  • Vibrate

Investigation

Observation

  • Uses Senses
  • Variety of Perspectives
  • Repeated for Accuracy
  • Simple Tools are Used

Prediction

  • Based on Patterns of Observations

Investigations & Experiments

  • Simple
  • Develop Questions

Data Collection

  • Recorded
  • Analyzed
  • Communicated Orally

Inference and Conclusion

  • Familiar Objects/Events

Measurement

Nonstandard

  • Various Units

Standard

  • Metric System
  • English System

Measuring

  • Length
  • Mass
  • Volume
  • Temperature

SOCIAL STUDIES

People, Days, and Symbols

People

  • George Washington Carver
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • George Washington

National Holidays

  • Columbus Day
  • Independence Day
  • Presidents’ Day

Symbols

  • American flag
  • Bald eagle
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Washington Monument

Places

  • Richmond
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.

Economics

  • Goods
  • Services
  • Consumers
  • Producers
  • Choices
  • Needs
  • Wants
  • Money
  • Savings

 

Big Ideas

  • Change
  • Citizenship
  • Climate
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Local government
  • Location
  • Past, present, and future
  • Physical surroundings
  • Rules
  • Voting
  • Volunteering

 

Skills

  • Classify information
  • Collect, organize, and record information
  • Draw and interpret maps
  • Explain cause and effect
  • Explain simple charts
  • Follow rules
  • Identify and use cardinal directions
  • Interpret pictures
  • Practice good citizenship
  • Sequence events
  • Use a calendar
  • Use time lines