• Kindergarten Syllabus

    • Comprehensive Literacy aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards – Learning letters, sounds, language, vocabulary, and also to read, write, speak and listen through Writer’s Workshop, Reader’s Workshop, Word Study, Guided Reading, Shared Reading, Independent Reading, Read Alouds. Quarterly assessments will be administered for Reading in the form of Running Records. 


      Reader's Workshop- Units of Study in Teaching Reading- Lucy Calkins

    • unit 1- We Are Readers
    • unit -2 - Super Powers
    • unit-3- Bigger Books, Bigger Reading Muscles
    • unit 4- Becoming Avid Readers

         Writer's Workshop- Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing- Lucy Calkins

         unit 1- Launching Writer's Workshop-Narrative Writing 

         unit 2-Show and Tell

         unit 3-Writing for Reading

         unit 4- How- To books

         unit 5- Persuasive Writing of all Kinds

         unit 4- Persuasive writing of all kinds


    • Phonics/Word Work aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards –Units of Study in Phonics- Lucy Calkins


      unit 1- Making Friends with Letters

    • unit 2-Word Scientists

    • unit 3- Word- Part Power

    • unit 4 -Vowel Power


      unit 5- Playing with Phonics


    • Math aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards - The Math In Focus Program supplemented with New York State generated teaching modules focusing on addition and subtraction (a deep understanding of these processes), place value, measurement, money, time and geometric shapes. Quarterly assessments will be administered, along with end of the chapter assessments.


    • Science aligned to New York State Standards - Science 21 Units include: investigating like a scientist, attributes and properties of objects,  and living things.


      unit 1 - Weather - How does weather Affect Me?

    • unit 2- Force and Motion

    • unit 3- Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems 


      unit 4- Living Things 

    • Social Studies aligned to New York State Standards Units include: rules and laws, families, communities, and economics as well as learning about various holidays 

    Textbooks, Handbooks and other resources

    • Trade books including nonfiction texts

    • Leveled texts including nonfiction texts for guided reading


    Classroom Expectations and Procedures- ++Fishkill Plains Pledge++

    • PBIS- (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) schoolwide discipline that is the emphasis on schoolwide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. We teach behavioral expectations and reward students for following them.
    • Students are expected to come to school prepared. This includes completing homework from the night before, having their take home folder in class every day, bringing a nutritious snack each day, and being well rested.  Students are required to read for 20 minutes each night.

    • Students are expected to put forth their best effort, follow directions, exhibit listening skills, follow rules, show respect to one another, and to come ready to learn every day.

    • Stickers, notes, prizes, special activities or privileges are rewards for good behavior. Consequences for breaking school rules may include verbal warning, moving their clip down on the behavior chart, and parent contact when warranted. 

    Activities and Projects are designed to align with Common Core and New York State Learning Standards