Reading- The Lucy Calkins Reading Units are introduced in kindergarten. The children participate in Reader's Workshop which includes: Shared Reading, Interactive Read Aloud, Guided Reading, and Phonemic Awareness. The units the children will participate in include: Unit 1- We Are Readers, Unit 2- Super Powers: Reading with Print Strategies, Unit 3- Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles, Unit 4- Becoming Avid Readers.
Writer's Workshop- The students in kindergarten follow the Lucy Calkins Writer's Workshop Model. The children participate in many writing experiences which include: interactive writing, shared writing and independent writing. The units the children will be exposed to include: Unit 1- Launching: We Are Writers, Unit 2- Narrative Writing, Unit 3- Informational Writing and Unit 4- Opinion Writing.
Math- For our Mathematics Curriculum we use Math In Focus. Students learn to use model drawings to visualize and solve problems through mathematical reasoning and critical thinking. Aligned with the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice, students use appropriate tools to persevere in problem solving.
The topics that will be covered this year include:
*Numbers to 5
*Numbers to 10
*Order by Size, Length or Weight
*Size and Position
*Numbers to 20
*Numbers to 100 (counting by 10's, and 1's and count from any given number)
*Comparing Sets (more, fewer, and less)
*Counting and Numbers 0-10
*Counting on and Counting Back
*Number Facts (compose numbers to 20 with five-frames and ten frames)
*Length and Height
Science- Science 21 is a curriculum in our school district implements. The program is centered on the theme "Exploring Our World". The students will experience "hand-on" activities focusing on the following topics:
*Using My Senses to Learn About and Appreciate Science (Mystery Box)
*Using My Senses to Learn About Me In My World (Human Body, Senses, Health and Safety)
*Using My Senses to Learn About Other Living Things In My World (Properties of Plants and Properties of Animals)
*Using My Senses to Learn About Non-Living Things In My World
Social Studies- Unit 1-Myself and Others
*What Makes Me Special and Unique
*Celebration of My Birthday
*What Does My Family Look Like?
*People Have to Get Along
*Our Classroom Community
*I am Part of a School Community
*The Morning Meeting
Unit 2- How Can I Be a Good Citizen?
*What Are Rules and Why Do We Need to Follow Them
*Acting the Way We Should...Even When No One is Watching
*The Symbols of Our Country
*No Animals in the Library
Unit 3- Understanding Economics
*People Have Needs and Wants
*Good and Services Help Us Satisfy Our Needs and Wants
*Tools for Our School Community Workers
*Recycling Helps Everyone
*The Mitten-A Folktale about Scarcity