• September Curriculum 
           **  Reading Logs**:  Please read daily with your child to foster a love for reading. Encourage your child to look at the illustrations and talk about what is happening in the story.  Listen for rhyming words and ask simple questions about the story.  For example, what is the character feeling? How do you know?  Where does the story take place?  What do you think will happen next? Why?
     Reader's Workshop 
    We Are Readers
    Bend I: Launching with Learn-About-The-World Books
    • Readers read the world
    • Readers read books to learn about the world
    • Readers read by themselves and with others
    • Readers read a book from cover to cover
    • Readers reread
    • Readers reread a book by putting all the pages together
    • Readers reread t rethink
    • Rereading helps readers learn from words in books,too
    • Readers sound like teachers when they read Learn-About-The-World Books 
    • Bend II: Reading Old Favorite Storybooks
    • Readers can read stories they have heard a zillion times
    • Readers work hard to make the words they read match the page they are reading
    • Readers know how to geth their own old favorite storybooks
    • Readers use exact character words
    • Readers reread old favorites, remembering to say more and more of the story
    • Readers use special connecting words to put storybook pages together
    • Readers use more and more words, tha tare exactly the same in their old favorites
    • Readers can point to and read some words in their old favorites
    • Readers work with their partners, using all they know, to read old favorites
    • Readers work with their partners, using all they know, to read old favorites
    • A celebration of old favorite storybook reading (and Learn-About-The-World-Reading, Too!)



    Writer's Workshop - Launching the Writing Workshop 

    Bend I: We Are All Writers

    • We are all writers: Putting ideas on paper with pictures and words
    • Writers know that "when we are done, we have just begun."
    • Carrying on independently as writers 
    • Writers call to mind what the want to say, then put that onto the pages
    • Stretching out words to write them
    • Writing even Hard-to-Write ideas 

     Bend II: Writing Teaching Books

    • Turning Pieces into Scrolls and books
    • Planning teaching books page by page
    • Asing and Answering questions to add more
    • Stretching out words to write more sounds
    • Letter to Teachers: Making writing the best it can be
    Math Workshop

    Numbers to 5

    • Count groups of 1, 2,3,4, and 5
    • Write the numerals 1,2,3,4, and 5
    • Match and sort
    • Same and different
    • Sort using a single attribute
    • Spot differences between two pictures
    • Make suble differences in two pictures 

    Numbers to 10 

    • Count from 1 to 9
    • Read and write the numerals 1 to 9
    • Pair number names with numerals
    • Introduce the concept of 0
    • Use 0-9 to tell the number of objects
    • Introduce one more, one less and the same number
    • Pair up sets of objects one-to-one with other sets of the same quantity

    Order by size, length or weight 

    • Pair up sets of objects
    • Order objects by size
    • Use comparing words
    • Order objects according to length
    • Order objects according to weight