In Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten Plus (K) curriculum will help you guide your child toward solid reading and math skills while encouraging an active, inquisitive mind. Literacy skills are developed through a language-rich curriculum that focuses on stories, poems, and songs. Students’ progress through learning how to print upper- and lowercase letters to a study of word families and consonant blends. The imagination is sparked through fairy tales, nature stories, and traditional verses as your child develops the necessary skills and confidence to read independently. In Social Studies, students begin to develop a sense of time and place as they encounter classic tales, make their own calendars, and draw maps of their neighborhoods. Multicultural awareness is explored through community connections and a developing sense of good citizenship. In the Math curriculum, stories are integrated into the study of numbers, and objects from nature collected on a walk become part of learning the four mathematical processes. Students also explore sequences, patterns, counting money, and geometric shapes. Science, Arts & Crafts, Music, and Health round out the First Grade experience. Each week students engage in observations of the natural world, express themselves through painting and crafts, develop their recorder playing skills, and conduct inquiries into topics related to their healthy development.

CURRICULUM

MATH

Numerical Relations

  • Count objects in a set of 15 items or fewer
  • Count forward from 0 to 100; count backwards from 20 to 0
  • Recognize the concepts of one more/one less and two more/two less using concrete objects
  • Investigate patterns of counting by fives and tens to 100, 2’s
  • Read and write numerals from 0 to 100
  • Describe and compare sets of 10 or fewer objects using the terms: more, fewer, same
  • Identify ordinal positions: first through tenth
  • Sequence numerals to 100
    Fractions:
  • Explore parts of a set/region, identifying halves and fourths

Operations

Procedures for Computation:

  • Combine or separate two sets to determine the sum or difference using 10 or fewer items
  • Solve one-step story problems using up to ten concrete objects
  • Determine the number in the “missing part” when the “whole” is known and one “part” is shown with ten or fewer concrete objects

Measurement

Standard Units:

  • Identify and describe the characteristics and values of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters
  • Count collections of pennies, nickels, and/or dimes
  • Identify instruments used to measure length, weight, time, and temperature
  • Identify components of a calendar (days, months, and seasons)
  • Tell time to the hour
  • Sequence real-life events, using hours, days, weeks, months, seasons, and years

Nonstandard Units:

  • Compare and order objects by length, height, weight, and temperature

Identify, Classify, and Transform Shapes:

  • Identify, describe, and trace a circle, triangle, square, and rectangle
  • Compare and group plane geometric figures according to shape and relative size

Geometry

  • Identify plane shapes regardless of orientation
  • Describe the location of one object relative to another using the terms: above, below, and next to
  • Identify 2 & 3 dimensional figures
  • Sort shapes that roll, stack, stack and roll
  • Identify, name and describe shapes

Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability

Collect, Organize, Analyze Data:

  • Gather data by counting and tallying
  • Display data using object graphs, picture graphs, and tables
  • Describe data using the terms: greatest, least, the same
  • Counting by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s
  • Telling time by whole hour and ½ an hour
  • Measuring – width, length, height using the ruler

Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

Patterns:

  • Sort and classify objects according to attributes
  • Identify, describe, and extend repeating patterns
  • Identify the “core” in a repeating pattern
  • Create and compare patterns