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Language Arts Curriculum Kindergarten, First and Second Grade

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Language Arts Curriculum

 

Objectives:

 

To develop top to bottom progressions.

To develop left to right progressions.

To develop eye-hand coordination.

To develop and strengthen skills in following oral directions.

To introduce rhyming words

To introduce and develop skills in recognizing sound/symbol relationships for all consonants.

To introduce and develop skills in recognizing sound/symbol relationships for the short sounds of vowels A-E-I-O-U.

To develop recognition of the alphabet in and out of sequence.

To participate and enjoy in writing Language experiences stories (individually and group).

To enjoy listening to poetry.

To introduce simple decoding skills

            Initial consonant

            Final consonant

            Medial vowel sound

To introduce simple encoding skills through inventive spelling.

To participate in weekly journal writing.

To participate in shared reading experiences.

To predict outcomes in shared reading experiences.

To predict word patterns in shared reading experiences.

To introduce the question mark, exclamation point, period and quotation mark through shared reading experience.

To participate in and experience roles in dramatic play.

To introduce author style through study of several different authors.

To develop fine motor skills through work and play with blocks, clay, finger painting and cutting.

To introduce and develop correct letter formation.

To introduce D’nelian handwriting and use of primary handwriting paper.

To encourage the use of natural hand preference.

Skills:

 

The student will:

Identify left from right.

Practice left to right progressions.

Practice top to bottom progressions.

Identify rhyming words.

Develop ability to identify letters by sight and sound.

Begin to recognize the alphabet both in and out of sequence.

Dictate language experience stories to older student or adult.

Participate in creating group stories.

Be exposed to simple decoding skills through work families.

Be exposed to simple encoding skills through inventive spelling.

Participate in weekly journal writing.

Participate in shared reading experiences.

Be asked to predict outcomes, identify word patterns and simple punctuation (. ! ? “”) through shared reading experiences.

Experience various roles in dramatic play

Be exposed to author style through study of several different children authors.

Attempt to cut a straight line with scissors.

Begin to develop handwriting skills through fine motor activities.

Practice formation of upper and lower case letters of the alphabet.

 

 

 

 

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LANGUAGE ARTS

proficient at creating and writing their own stories

Use written and oral skills effectively

LANGUAGE  ARTS

Ability to listen, confidence in ability to speak and write

Develop grammar, handwriting, and spelling skills

LANGUAGE ARTS

Invented and conventional spelling

Develop comprehension and ability to read independently

LANGUAGE ARTS

D’Nealian handwriting approach

Book reports, research projects, letter writing, reading summaries

LANGUAGE ARTS

Keeping journals

 

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MATHEMATICS

Incorporate realistic hands-on experiences that promote understanding

Working with numbers through 10,000, identifying counting patterns, sequence and place value Manipulative and concrete experiences help to understand fractions and money

MATHEMATICS

Introduced to standard and metric measurement, currency value, and telling time by digital and analog clocks

Expected to become more proficient with addition and subtraction facts.  Begin systematic study of multiplication and division

MATHEMATICS

Learn place value through hundreds, and the fractions of 1/2 and 1/4 are introduced Problem solving activities require knowledge of addition and subtraction facts to ten, familiarity with number families to twenty

Problem solving skills are developed using mental and written solutions to questions.

MATHEMATICS

Concrete experiences using various manipulatives help understanding abstract mathematical concepts

Geometry, measurement and data collection are integral parts of curriculum.

 

 

 

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COMPUTER

Promote computer literacy and enable students to use technology to enhance their learning.

Promote computer literacy and enable students to use technology to enhance their learning.

COMPUTER

Introduced to computers both in the classroom and in the technology lab.  Become familiar with hardware and software that is grade appropriate.

Introduced to computers both in the classroom and in the technology lab.  Become familiar with hardware and software that is grade appropriate.

COMPUTER

Students learn to use the keyboard and mouse, manipulating simple menus to activate diverse educational programs.

Students learn to use the keyboard and mouse, manipulating simple menus to activate diverse educational programs.

COMPUTER

Acquisition of basic skills is enhanced as the students use software  to learn and improve their alphabet and number recognition.  Learn to write stories, add pictures and publish their work.

Acquisition of basic skills is enhanced as the students use software  to learn and improve their alphabet and number recognition.  Learn to write stories, add pictures and publish their work.

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LIBRARY

Weekly library period, and with teacher’s help, select books to be read in school and at home

Weekly library period, and with teacher’s help, select books to be read in school and at home

LIBRARY

Students are encouraged to develop an appreciation for good literature through exposure to a variety of children’s authors and illustrators.

Students are encouraged to develop an appreciation for good literature through exposure to a variety of children’s authors and illustrators.

LIBRARY

Story-time activities include not only printed material but other media including art reproductions,  music, puppets, shadow-box figures, finger plays and physical activities.  Media variation enables the child to assimilate information from different sources.

Story-time activities include not only printed material but other media including art reproductions,  music, puppets, shadow-box figures, finger plays and physical activities.  Media variation enables the child to assimilate information from different sources.

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SCIENCE

Permits children to develop curiosity, broaden thinking skills, increase knowledge of natural world

Study of five senses, air, water, soil, and changes over time.  Nutrition, exercise, disease, germs, dental health provide focus for health education

SCIENCE

Topics built around children’s interests

Study plants and animals through concept based themes such as extinction.

SCIENCE

Often includes study of seeds, plants, trees, changing seasons, simple machines, river and water

Develop map skills, timelines, create models and write reports.

SCIENCE

 

Study of adaptations including bird species and wildflowers, man’s impact on environment

SCIENCE

 

Sound and its transmission is introduced

 

 

 

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Themes are developed to build concepts of self and family, respect for individual, cultural similarities and differences, and the way people live together in neighborhoods

Primary goal is to prepare students to live responsibly in a rapidly changing world.

SOCIAL STUDIES

By focusing on everyday experiences, teachers help young children develop an awareness of time, providing a basis for more abstract chronological thinking when they are older

Cognitive skills, modes of inquiry, and research skills are the basis for the study of Native Americans, patriots, and the structure of communities.

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

Students are expected to develop positive attitudes toward other people and their cultures

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THE VISUAL ARTS

Art program builds on the child’s background of personal experiences, emotions, and natural abilities.  Teachers respect and guide the child through a creative and imaginative program to build skills and confidence

In a weekly art class and through class projects, develop their powers of observation and hone their fine motor skills

THE VISUAL ARTS

In a weekly art class and through class projects, develop their powers of observation and hone their fine motor skills

Learn basics of color and are introduced to design.

THE VISUAL ARTS

Learn basics of color and are introduced to design.

Life form is introduced by emphasizing placement of facial

features and body positions and how they are expressed

THE VISUAL ARTS

Skills are developed their a variety of activities including drawing, printing, stitchery, and sculpture.

 

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MUSIC

Meeting twice a week, explore rhythm, notation, melodic direction, and the expressive qualities of music

Meeting twice a week, explore rhythm, notation, melodic direction, and the expressive qualities of music

MUSIC

Listening activities help them begin to identify specific instruments and recognize different styles of music

Listening activities help them begin to identify specific instruments and recognize different styles of music

MUSIC

Performance skills are developed through weekly lessons plus assemblies and special programs

Performance skills are developed through weekly lessons plus assemblies and special programs

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FRENCH

Students learn new songs, rhymes, simple dialogues and telling time

Students learn new songs, rhymes, simple dialogues and telling time

FRENCH

New vocabulary words pertaining to animals, food, the body, and the classroom are learned

New vocabulary words pertaining to animals, food, the body, and the classroom are learned

FRENCH

Some words are presented in print to prepare students for future skill development in reading and writing

Some words are presented in print to prepare students for future skill development in reading and writing

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Emphasis on fair play and ethical behavior reinforces the importance of self-discipline and conscientious effort.

Emphasis on fair play and ethical behavior reinforces the importance of self-discipline and conscientious effort.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Learning experiences stress understanding of the skills of movement, competency in movement, and development of positive attitudes and behaviors that lead to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Learning experiences stress understanding of the skills of movement, competency in movement, and development of positive attitudes and behaviors that lead to a healthy, active lifestyle.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Skill development includes running, jumping, galloping, skipping, hopping, catching, throwing, kicking, striking, and dodging.  Students begin to develop mature form in these skills and learn to control their movements and make smooth transitions from one movement to another.

Skill development includes running, jumping, galloping, skipping, hopping, catching, throwing, kicking, striking, and dodging.  Students begin to develop mature form in these skills and learn to control their movements and make smooth transitions from one movement to another.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Health and safety are important components of the program.  Encouraged to develop skills that will maintain a heath enhancing level of physical fitness and lead to a physically active lifestyle.  Cooperation is stressed.  Students learn to exhibit responsible personal and social behavior.

Health and safety are important components of the program.  Encouraged to develop skills that will maintain a heath enhancing level of physical fitness and lead to a physically active lifestyle.  Cooperation is stressed.  Students learn to exhibit responsible personal and social behavior.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Opportunity to learn basic swimming skills that promote water safety and enjoyment.

Opportunity to learn basic swimming skills that promote water safety and enjoyment.

THE PHILLIPS-OSBORNE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

 

Teacher:  Willie Gore

Grade:  1

 

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SECOND GRADE

STORY  BOARDS

 

SUE CREWS

Become independent, creative people

Foster emotional health

Build satisfying social relationships

Develop true literacy

Develop cognitive competence

Learn who they are and what they can be

Foster competence in all aspects of self

Learn to life comfortably

Learn to master and safety express feelings

Learn to respect self and others

Appreciate natural world and benefits

Learn to love life and welcome new experiences

 

CAROL CURRIER

Developing security in a school situation

Developing communication skills: listening skills and attentiveness

Learning to complete tasks, do your best

Learning to share

Natural curiosity

Love of learning

Develop language through all kinds of literature based learning

Developing recognition of letters and sounds through phonics

Some decoding skills

Sense of numberness

Confidence in growing abilities

Accept limits set by adults, coping skills, cooperation, and compromise

Organizational skills

Creativity and imagination

Persisting in approaching tasks

Making comparisons, classifications skills

Develop coordination of eye and hand

Competency counting to 100.  Writing numerals to 20. 

One to one correspondence

Identify objects, shapes, and colors

Interest in using writing for a purpose

Develop top to bottom, left to right progression.

Develop and strengthen skills in following oral direction

Recognition in rhyming words

Journal writing and drawing

Critical thinking surprise box, problem solving  skills

Sensitivity toward others, self responsibility, distinguish between fantasy and reality

Demonstrate respect for rights of others, follow the Golden Rule

Confidence speaking in front of others

WILLIE GORE

LANGUAGE ARTS: READING AND WRITING Resource:  Open Court Reading Program Everyday Mathematics

Empowering children with learning strategies and skills that help them to first learn to read and then read to learn

Develop an appreciation for numerous kinds of literature as sources of enjoyment and information

Have children, whether reading for enjoyment or seeking information, share in the responsibility for their own learning by setting purpose for reading

Foster development of the ability to use prior knowledge and experiences to learn new information

Develop ability to manipulate print:  letters, sounds, and spelling

To read unfamiliar words and to develop an understanding of the structure of spoken language

Enable children to become active participants in conversations across content areas

Get children talking, thinking, and learning from and with print

Develop ideas that writing and reading are interconnected processes that aid comprehension and help one to broaden, deepen, verify, and clarify one’s understanding of an idea, a topic, or a point of view or event

Develop life-long readers and learners

MATHEMATICS

Develop awareness of numbers, number patterns, shapes, mathematical operations that are part of daily life

Develop critical thinking and problem-solving strategies

Develop appreciation for how mathematical concepts help us order our daily lives

Develop awareness of multiple methods one may use to solve problems

SCIENCE

Develop awareness and appreciation of nature and each living thing’s place in the broader scheme of things

Develop a sense of responsibility for taking care of the planet

Promote scientific exploration of topics: seasons, weather, animals that develop understanding of humans, the environment, and the world

Develop children’s natural curiosity to find out how and why things work as they do by way of child-centered, generated, experiments, observation, cause and effect relationships

SOCIAL STUDIES

Develop a sense of self and of being an integral part of  a family unit

Understand and appreciate many kinds of family units there are

Foster an awareness of the world community to which all countries and people belong

Develop an understanding of the interdependence of individual family units, communities, countries

Develop a sense of responsibility to be a good, contributing, productive member of a family, community and country

Develop awareness of our common culture, economic system, form of government and way of life, as well as, foster respect for differences

RANDAZZO

LANGUAGE ARTS

Reading and writing developed in unison. 

Educate life-long readers and writers

Make sense of print through decoding and chunking

Develop phonetic awareness

Build vocabulary through sight words and context of print

Comprehend print for discussion and analysis.

Develop a love of reading by exposure to authentic literature and authors

Daily journal writing utilizing models of good writing

Free and creative expressions through temporary spelling

Grammar and oral language via journals

Authentic usage of writing process

Utilization of language arts through entire curriculum

MATHEMATICS

Awareness of number sense in daily life

Critical thinking, problem solvers

Draw logical conclusions to recognize patterns and relationships

Model and explain proficiency with basic facts

SCIENCE

Enhance natural courteously

Development of sensory awareness

Scientific process exploration

Growth through child-centered experimentation

SOCIAL STUDIES

View oneself as part of a whole working community

Recognize and identify importance of family

Gain skills to become valued members of society

Growth of social skills through peer interaction

BETTY HACKENBERG

SOCIAL STUDIES

Kindness, responsibility, respect our country -  the early years

Explore attitudes, feelings, sensitivity, and values.  Prepare students to live responsibly in a rapidly changing world.

Reading to know the conditions and changes of the past which have contributed to situations of today and will bear on those of tomorrow.

READING

To become capable and responsible citizens in society. 

To acquire information, evaluate ideas, expand one’s understanding of one’s self and others.

Acquisition of knowledge and a life-long source of pleasure. Respect others with words and actions

Take responsibility for school work and our behavior

Be curious about the scientific world around us. 

Expose students to many forms of reading, writing, and numbers every day

Help students understand the sequence of numbers, to count, tell time and work with money

Encourage the use of multiple intelligences to learn

Share solutions to problems with each other

 

 

KAY HASKINS

SOCIAL STUDIES

Kindness, responsibility, respect our country -  the early years

Explore attitudes, feelings, sensitivity, and values.  Prepare students to live responsibly in a rapidly changing world.

Reading to know the conditions and changes of the past which have contributed to situations of today and will bear on those of tomorrow.

READING

To become capable and responsible citizens in society. 

To acquire information, evaluate ideas, expand one’s understanding of one’s self and others.

Acquisition of knowledge and a life-long source of pleasure.

Ask Dr. Susan