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Curriculum

The full Lower-School Course Catalog is available here for download in PDF format.
 
 
The Pre-Kindergarten 3 Student:
Our goal is to promote growth in the following areas:
Personal/Social Development Language and Early Literacy Development
  • Begins to be responsible for individual behavior and actions through the development of self control and respect
  • Begins to share and cooperate to develop friendships with others
  • To express thoughts and feelings through language
  • Adjusts to change by managing transitions
Language and Early Literacy Development
  • Listens with increasing attention
  • Listens for different purposes (e.g., comprehending story events, receiving instructions, exposure to rhyming words and conversing with others).
  • Follows two step directions

Oral Language Development

  • Produces speech sounds with increasing ease and accuracy while experimenting with new sounds.
  • Increases and uses new vocabulary in daily communication
  • Ask questions and makes comments related to their current life experiences.
  • Uses sentences of three or more words
  • Begins to verbally retell the sequence of a story.

Literacy Awareness

  • Understands that reading and writing are ways to obtain information and that print carries a message.
  • Understands that print runs from left to right and top to bottom.
  • Demonstrates an interest in books and enjoys listening and discussing them.
  • Shows an interest in letters and words.
  • Attempts to read and write independently.
  • Begins to predict what will happen next in a story.
  • Begins to dictate words phrases and sentences to an adult recording on paper (e.g., “letter writing,” “story writing”).
Mathematics Development Motor Development
Number and Operations
  • Arranges and counts concrete objects and one to one correspondence.
  • Begins to name how many in a group.
  • Begins to identify first and last in a series.

Patterns

  • Begins to explore auditory, concrete and movement patterns.
  • Begins to recognize patterns in the environment.
  • Begins to predict what comes next when patterns are extended.

Geometry and Spatial Sense

  • Begins to recognize, describe and name shapes.
  • Uses positional words, including horizontal, vertical and slanted.
  • Puts together puzzles of increasing complexity.

Measurement

  • Begins to make size comparisons between objects.
  • Begins to use language associated with time in everyday situations.
  • Begins to order two or three objects by size.

Classification

  • Matches objects that are alike.
  • Describes similarities and differences between objects.
  • Sorts objects into groups by an attribute and begins to explain how the grouping was done.
  • Participates in creating and using real and pictorial graphs.
Gross Motor Development
  • Moves with balance and control (moves through classroom without bumping into things, alternates feet while going up stairs, hops & gallops with relative ease).
  • Coordinates movements to perform simple tasks (throws a ball in the right direction with some accuracy, catches a ball with two hands, kicks a large stationary ball, uses slide and swings with some independence).

Fine Motor Development

  • Uses strength and control to perform simple tasks (pulls caps off makers and replaces them, cuts with scissors, pulls apart and puts together building toys).
  • Uses eye-hand coordination to perform tasks (turns puzzle pieces to find the right fit, builds tower, bridges and simple houses with small blocks, string beads, attempts to zip and unzip).
  • Explores the use of various drawing and art tools (marks & scribbles with crayons & markers, finger paints with whole hand & isolated finger movements, paints at easel with various tools while gaining control of isolated hand and arm movements).
Fine Arts Department Scientific Thought Development
  • Uses a variety of materials to create original work as a form of expression.
  • Participates in classroom music activities.
  • Begins to sing simple songs and play classroom instruments.
  • Experience opportunities with books, picture cards and real life experiences to become aware of the world.
  • Participate in hands-on experience with science concepts.
  • Participate in opportunities to care for, feed and water, small animals and plants.
  • Describes and observes characteristics of living and non-living things.
Technology Awareness Development Social Studies Development
  • Is able to use a mouse and keyboard in order to start, use and exit software and web-based programs
  • Follows basic oral or pictorial cues for operating programs.
  • Participates in classroom jobs, contributes to the classroom community and follows classroom rules.
  • Identifies common events, routines and time intervals.
  • Connects past events to current events.
  • Discriminates similarities and differences in their familiar environments.
  • Understands the basic human needs of all people.
  • Begins to understand the traits of the Character Counts program (Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Trustworthiness, Caring and Citizenship)
Foreign Language Development  
  • Begin to learn basic person questions and their answers.
  • Learn names for members of the family.
  • Learn number and color words.
 
 
The Pre-Kindergarten 4 Student:
Our goal is to promote growth in the following areas:
Personal/Social Development Language and Early Literacy Development
  • Shows and accepts responsibility for his/her own behavior and actions.
  • Shows an increasing degree of self-control in words and actions.
  • Enjoys interacting, sharing and cooperating with friends of his/her age; practices conflict resolution skills.
  • Expresses thoughts, feelings and needs through verbalization.
  • Shows and increasing ability to manage transitions and change.
  • Shows and increasing ability to manage own clothing and bathroom use.
Listening Development
  • Listens with attention for varying purposes (e.g., story time, verbal directions, group instruction, conversation and interaction with peers and adults).
  • Follows two and three step verbal directions.
  • Is developing phonological and phonemic awareness.
  • Distinguishes between each word in a phrase or sentence.
  • Distinguishes between each syllable in a word.
  • Distinguishes between whole words and individual sounds.
  • Matches rhymes; produces a rhyme for a spoken word.
  • Recognizes like phonemes.

Oral Language Development

  • Produces speech sounds with increasing ease and accuracy so that speech is understandable by others.
  • Learns to produce sounds for consonant phonemes.
  • Uses sentences at least five words long; uses first person when speaking of himself/herself.
  • Adds relevant information/asks relevant questions during group conversation.
  • Can verbally relate experiences he/she has had; can retell events sequentially from a story.

Emergent Literacy Skills and Print Awareness Development

  • Understands that reading and writing are ways to obtain information and that print carries a message.
  • Understands that print runs from left to right and top to bottom.
  • Shows an interest in letters and words (“What does this say?”, “How do you spell —?”).
  • Dictates words phrases and sentences to an adult recording on paper and attempts to read and write independently (shows interest in writing his/her own and friends’ names; shows interest in using writing tools to write notes to friends and family; understands the writing portfolio/journal concept).
  • Demonstrates an interest in books and enjoys listening, dramatizing and discussing them.
  • Makes predications about what will happen next in a story.
  • Handles books and other reading materials properly.
  • Understands the terms “cover”, “author”, “illustrator.”
  • Identifies upper case and lower case alphabet letters.
  • Recognizes letters in his/her own name, then most upper case and lower case letters.
Mathematics Development Motor Development
Number and Operations
  • Arranges and counts concrete objects and one to one correspondence.
  • Names how many in a group.
  • Identifies first and last in a series.
  • Identifies numerals 0-10.
  • Can rote count to 20.

Patterns

  • Explores auditory, concrete and movement patterns.
  • Copies, extends and creates the above-mentioned patterns, progressing from AB AB to ABC ABC to AABB AABB to AAB AAB patterns. Geometry and Spatial Sense
  • Begins to recognize, describe, match and name shapes; creates shapes on geoboard; begins to combine shapes to create a new shape or design.
  • Uses positional words (“beside”, “above”, “below”, “over”, “under”, etc.).
  • Puts together puzzles of increasing complexity.

Measurement

  • Begins to make size comparisons between objects.
  • Uses language associated with time in everyday situations (‘this morning”, “tomorrow”, “next”, “after”, etc.).
  • Begins to order three or more objects by size.

Classification

  • Matches objects that are alike.
  • Describes similarities and differences between objects.
  • Sorts objects into groups by an attribute and begins explains how the grouping was done.
  • Participates in creating, using and interpreting real and pictorial graphs.
  • Begins to look or listen for more than one attribute.
Gross Motor Development
  • Moves with balance and control (moves through classroom without bumping into things, alternates feet while going up stairs, runs with control, gallops and hops).
  • Coordinates movements to perform simple tasks (throws a ball in the right direction with some accuracy, catches a ball, kicks a large ball, rides a tricycle, uses slide and swing).

Fine Motor Development

  • Uses strength and control to perform simple tasks (pulls caps off makers and replaces them, uses a paper punch to make holes, cuts with scissors, pulls apart and puts together building toys).
  • Uses eye-hand coordination to perform tasks (zips, cuts on a line, strings beads, snaps, buttons, and constructs with blocks).
  • Shows beginning control of writing, drawing and art tools (holds a pencil in pincer grasp, draws with writing tools, experiments with art tools to make designs).
Fine Arts Department Scientific Thought Development
  • Uses a variety of materials to create original work as a form of self- expression.
  • Participates in music and movement related activities in the classroom.
  • Sings songs and recites finger plays.
Processes and Concepts
  • Uses books pictures and hands on activities to develop an awareness of and respect for the natural world.
  • Becomes aware of growth and change in plants and animals through observations and direct experience.
  • Classifies living things by characteristics and habitats.
  • Attains vocabulary related to living things, weather, space and Earth.
Technology Awareness Development Social Studies Development
  • Is able to use a mouse and keyboard in order to start, use and exit software and internet programs.
  • Can identify main parts of a computer.
  • Follows basic oral or pictorial cues for operating programs.
  • Participates in classroom jobs, contributes to the classroom community and follows classroom rules.
  • Develops and awareness of time through common routine and recurring events.
  • Connects past events to current events.
  • Identifies common features in familiar geographical environments.
  • Develops understanding of basic human needs: shelter, food, family, etc.
  • Begins to understand the traits of the Character Counts program (Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Trustworthiness, Caring and Citizenship).
Foreign Language Development  
  • Practice basic personal questions and their answers.
  • Review number and color words and are introduced to the Spanish alphabet.
  • Learn food and clothing names.
  • Learn words for the days of the week and months.
 
 
The Kindergarten Student
Language Arts – Collaborative Classroom:
Being a Reader, Making Meaning, Being a Writer
Mathematics – Math in Focus, Singapore Math
Reading:
  • Knows the names of the letters of the alphabet (upper and lower case) and the sounds they make.
  • Understands and uses basic phonetic principles (rhyming words, initial and final sounds, blends sounds).
  • Understands how print is organized and read.

Writing:

  • Uses prewriting strategies (draws pictures to tell a story, generates ideas through brainstorming, listening, and sequencing events.
  • Uses spelling approximations in written work.
  • Uses basic computer skills for writing.
  • Knows the letters of the alphabet (upper and lower case) and the sounds they make

Listening, Speaking, Viewing:

  • Follows rules of conversation (taking turns speaking and listening).
  • Uses descriptive vocabulary to convey thoughts, ideas and messages in conversation.
  • Understands and uses nonverbal cues and gestures while speaking and listening.

Language:

  • Knows different functions of languages and understands that word choice can shape ideas, feelings and actions.
  • Uses repetition, rhyme and rhythm in oral and written communication.
  • Experiences various types of media (film, video, recordings, radio.).

Literature:

  • Knows the sequence of events, characters and setting of a story.
  • Uses a variety of personal interpretations to respond to stories and poems (verbal expressions, movement, music, art, drama, writing).
Number sense, Concepts and Operations:
  • Reads and writes numerals 0-20 or more.
  • Counts orally to 100 or more by 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.
  • Demonstrates awareness of addition and subtraction.

Measurement:

  • Knows how to communicate measurement concepts (length, width, time, temperature).
  • Compares and orders objects using various measurement terms (more/less, long/short).
  • Knows various measurement tools used for measuring length, weight, time…
  • Identifies pennies, nickels and dimes, and their values.

Geometry and Spatial Sense:

  • Identifies and draws basic shapes.
  • Knows spatial relationships, directional relationships and left right orientation.

Algebraic Thinking:

  • Sorts and classifies objects by various attributes (color, shape, size or category).
  • Uses concrete objects to create and identify patterns.

Data Analysis and Probability:

  • Interprets data exhibited in concrete or pictorial graphs.
  • Knows and predicts the likelihood of a given situation.
Social Studies Science and Technology for Children
(Carolina Biological Supply Company)
  • My Family, My School
  • Everybody Works
  • Where We Live
  • Our Traditions
  • Life Then and Now
  • Organisms
  • Solids and Liquids
  • Senses, Shadows
Enrichment Classes
  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Spanish
  • Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Library

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The First Grade Student
Language Arts – Collaborative Classroom:
Being a Reader, Making Meaning, Being a Writer
Mathematics – Math in Focus, Singapore Math
Reading:
  • Learn various decoding strategies to figure out unfamiliar words (previous knowledge, phonetic analysis, visual structural and context clues).
  • Learn various strategies to comprehend text. (Retelling stories, sequencing events in correct order, recall details and rereading).
  • Understand main ideas, themes, characters and details to answer literal questions and make inferences based on text.
  • Reads for information and uses background knowledge to perform tasks in other subject areas.

Writing:

  • Generates ideas, plans and focuses on a central idea before writing on a self-selected topic.
  • Uses spelling approximations and conventional spelling.
  • Uses complete sentences in writing.
  • Uses end punctuation and capitalization (period/question mark, beginning of a sentence, names of people, “I”, days of the week and months of the year).

Listening Viewing and Speaking:

  • Uses basic conversation strategies (asks questions to clarify or get information, staying on a topic, conveying meaning, taking turns, raising hand to speak, facing the speaker).
  • Speaks clearly, uses appropriate volume and vocabulary to convey a meaning in various settings and situations.

Language:

  • Uses correct grammar in speaking and writing (singular, plural, present past and future tense).
  • Knows different functions of language (describing, explaining, asking and informing).
  • Understands that the use of more than one medium increases the power to influence how one thinks or feels.

Literature:

  • Knows various literature genres (nonfiction, fiction, poetry).
  • Knows main character, setting and simple plot in a story.
  • Identifies problems and solutions in a story and can relate them to own life experiences.
Number sense, Concepts, Operations:
  • Masters addition and subtraction facts through 20.
  • Knows place value of ones, tens and hundreds.
  • Demonstrates and understanding of the relationship between a story problem and a number sentence.
  • Represents, explains and compares fractions as a part of a whole and part of a set.

Measurement:

  • Knows that a uniform unit is needed to measure length, weight, time, temperature and capacity.
  • Knows and compares money value for quarter, half dollar and dollar.
  • Selects and uses the appropriate standard tool for measuring (length, weight, time temperature and capacity).

Geometry and Spatial Sense:

  • Knows and sorts attributes of two and three-dimensional figures (vertices and edges).
  • Knows that shapes can be combined to form other shapes.
  • Locates and explains known and unknown numbers on a number line from 0-100 of more.

Algebraic Thinking:

  • Identifies, describes and compares patterns using several attributes and materials (size, shape, color and object).
  • Understands numbers patterns on a hundred charts or beyond (odds, evens, fives and tens).
  • Uses concrete objects to solve number sentences with equalities and inequalities using the symbols (<, =, >).

Data Analysis and Probability:

  • Uses mathematical language to read and interpret data (survey, concrete graphs and pictorial graphs).
  • Understand and determines if an event is certain, probable or impossible.
  • Analyzes interprets and explains results gathered through surveys
Social Studies Science and Technology for Children
(Carolina Biological Supply Company)
  • My School, My Community
  • Work in the Community
  • Looking at Our World
  • Traditions We Share
  • Our Past, Our Present
  • Chemical Changes: An Introduction to
    the Scientific Method
  • Engineering and Building
  • Involving and Dissolving
  • Animla Habits
  • Life Cycles
  • Weather
Enrichment Classes
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Library
 
The Second Grade Student
Language Arts – Collaborative Classroom:
Being a Reader, Making Meaning, Being a Writer
Mathematics – Math in Focus, Singapore Math
Reading:
  • Uses a variety of strategies to comprehend text (for example, self-monitoring, predicting, retelling, discussing, and restating ideas.)
  • Summarizes information in texts (including but not limited to central idea, supporting details, connections between texts.)
  • Reads informational texts for specific purposes (including but not limited to performing a task, learning a new task, sequentially carrying out the steps of a procedure, locating information to answer a question.

Writing/Spelling:

  • Writing legibly, student will make a plan before writing by using pictures, graphic organizers, “brainstorming ideas, etc.
  • Develops one or more paragraphs focusing on separate ideas in writing while using transition words where appropriate and spelling frequently used words correctly.
  • Revises and edits draft to further develop a piece of writing by adding, deleting and rearranging ideas and details.

Listening, Viewing and Speaking:

  • Uses strategies to contribute to group conversations (including but not limited to recounting personal experiences, initiating conversation, asking questions, reporting on personal knowledge of a topic)
  • The student listens and responds to different oral presentations, such as stories, poems, skits, songs, personal stories, informational speeches and knows each genre as such.
  • Understands and uses simple nonverbal cues such as eye contact, facial expression, gesturing to enhance oral presentation

Language:

  • Student understands that there are patterns and rules in syntactic structure, symbols, sounds and meanings conveyed through the English Language
  • Understands that the use of multimedia forms can influence how one thinks and feels (example, illustrations, music)
  • Knows various types of mass media (example, magazines, newspapers, radio, television, billboards, etc.)

Literature:

  • Knows basic characteristics of a variety of genres (fables, stories, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, fairy tales, folktales, legends, myths, pictures and predictable books).
  • The student responds to a work of literature by explaining how the motives of the characters or the causes of events compare with those in his or her own life.
Number Sense, Concepts and Operations:
  • Uses number patterns and the relationship among counting, grouping and place-value strategies to demonstrate an understanding of the whole number system.
  • Adds and subtracts two-digit numbers with and without regrouping using models, concrete materials and algorithms.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of multiplication, division and fractions using manipulative, drawings and story problems.

Measurement:

  • Uses and describes basic measurement concepts, including length, weight, digital and analog time, temperature and capacity.
  • Uses standard customary and metric (centimeter, inch) and nonstandard units, such as links or blocks in measuring real quantities.
  • Selects and uses appropriate instruments and technology such as scales, rulers and clocks.

Geometry and Spatial Sense:

  • Describes attributes, sorts and classifies two- and-three dimensional shapes using mathematical language (for example, curves, vertices, edges, faces, and angles)
  • Understands basic concepts of spatial relationships, symmetry, and reflections.
  • Uses real-life experiences in physical materials to describe, classify, compare, and sort geometric figures including squares, rectangles, triangles, circles, cubes, rectangular solids, spheres, pyramids, cylinders and prisms.

Algebraic Thinking:

  • Predicts, extends and creates patterns that are concrete, pictorial, or numerical
  • Identifies and generates patterns in a list of related number pairs based on real life situations
  • Understands that geometric symbols can be used to represent unknown quantities in expressions, equations, and inequalities.

Data Analysis and Probability:

  • Displays solutions to problems by generating, collecting, organizing, and analyzing data using simple graphs and charts.
  • Predicts the outcome for a larger population by analyzing data from a smaller group through the use of appropriate technology, including calculators and computers.
  • Predicts which simple event is more likely, equally likely, or less likely to occur.
Social Studies Science and Technology for Children
(Carolina Biological Supply Company)
  • My Community, My Country
  • Working to Meet Our Needs
  • The World Around Us
  • Celebrating Our Traditions
  • Our Nation: Past and Present
  • The Life Cycle of Butterflies
  • Soils
  • Changes-Solids, Liquids and Gasses
  • Balancing and Weighing
Enrichment Classes
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Library
 
The Third Grade Student
Language Arts – Collaborative Classroom:
Making Meaning, Being a Writer
Mathematics – Math in Focus, Singapore Math
Reading:
  • Uses knowledge of formats, ideas, plots, and elements from previous reading to generate questions and make predictions about content of text.
  • Uses a variety of strategies to monitor reading in third-grade or higher texts (for example, rereading, self-correcting, summarizing, checking other sources, class and group discussions, reading on, trying alternative pronunciations, asking questions).
  • Reads and organizes information (for example, in story maps, graphs, charts) for different purposes (for example, being informed, following directions, making a report, conducting interviews, taking a test, performing a task).

Writing/Spelling:

  • Uses a variety of strategies to prepare for writing (for example, making lists, mapping ideas, rehearsing ideas, grouping related ideas, creating story webs).
  • Uses electronic technology to create, revise, retrieve, and verify information.
  • Revises and edits draft to further develop a piece of writing by adding, deleting and rearranging ideas and details.
  • Uses and understands cursive writing

Listening, Viewing and Speaking:

  • Interacts with peers in a variety of situations to develop and present familiar ideas (for example, group activities, peer conferences, literature groups).
  • Uses strategies to respond to speakers (for example, asking questions, making contributions, paraphrasing).
  • Gives oral presentations for different purposes (including but not limited to reporting, explaining, persuading).

Language:

  • Uses elements of grammar in speech (including but not limited to subject-verb agreement, singular and plural nouns, comparatives, superlatives, verb tense).
  • Identifies and uses literary terminology appropriate to third grade or higher level (including but not limited to theme, simile, alliteration, metaphor).

Literature:

  • Identifies and uses literary terminology appropriate to third grade or higher level (including but not limited to theme, simile, alliteration, metaphor).
  • The student responds to a work of literature by explaining how the differences of characters, events, and settings presented within the third grade or higher level selections.
Number Sense, Concepts and Operations:
  • Compares and orders commonly used fractions, including halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, and eighths, using concrete materials.
  • Applies the commutative and distributive properties of multiplication as well as using the zero and identity properties of multiplication.
  • Explains the reason for choosing a particular computing method for a particular problem.
  • Understands and uses the long division algorithm

Measurement:

  • Uses a wide variety of concrete objects to investigate measurement of length, weight, capacity, area, perimeter, and volume (for example, cubes, grid paper, string, squares).
  • Uses schedules, calendars and elapsed time in hour intervals to solve real-world problems.
  • Selects and uses appropriate instruments and technology such measuring sticks, scales, and balances, thermometers, measuring cups.

Geometry and Spatial Sense:

  • Uses appropriate geometric vocabulary to describe two- and three- dimensional figures (for example, parallel and perpendicular lines, quadrilateral, right angle).
  • Knows the effects of flips, slides, and 180 degree turns using concrete and graphic materials.
  • Knows how to identify, locate, and plot ordered pairs of whole numbers on a graph.

Algebraic Thinking:

  • Creates a word problem for a given number sentence, diagram, or model.
  • Uses information from physical models and graphs to solve problems.
  • Discusses and explains the choice of the rule that applies to the pattern.

Data Analysis and Probability:

  • Identifies different parts of a graph (for example, titles, labels, key).
  • In class projects, constructs and discusses patterns in computer-generated graphs using real-world problems (for example, identify most popular pizza topping).
  • Creates a pictograph or bar graph to present data from a given survey and explains the results.
Social Studies Science and Technology for Children
(Carolina Biological Supply Company)
Communities:
  • Our Communities
  • Our Environment
  • Communities Build a Nation
  • United States Government
  • Citizenship
  • A Growing Nation
  • Working in Our Communities
  • Celebrating Our Communities
  • Rocks and Minerals
  • Chemical Tests
  • Space
Enrichment Classes
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Library
 
The Fourth Grade Student
Language Arts – Collaborative Classroom:
Making Meaning, Being a Writer
Mathematics – Math in Focus, Singapore Math
Reading:
  • Uses text features to predict content and monitor comprehension (for example; glossary, headings, side-headings, sub-headings, paragraphs, print variations such as italics, bold face and underlines.)
  • Understands explicit and implicit ideas and information (for example, knowing main idea or essential message, connecting important ideas with corresponding details, making inferences about information, distinguishing between significant and minor details, knowing chronological order of events.)
  • Uses a variety of reference materials to gather information, including representations of information for a research project

Writing/Spelling:

  • Uses a variety of strategies to prepare for writing (for example, brainstorming, making lists, mapping ideas, grouping related ideas, keeping a notebook of ideas observing surroundings, answering questions posed by others)
  • Generally follows the conventions of punctuation capitalization, and spelling appropriate at fourth-grade or higher.
  • Creates a logical organizational pattern with beginning, middle, and end appropriate to expository writing.

Listening, Viewing, and Speaking:

  • Uses strategies to respond to speakers (for example, asking questions, making contributions, summarizing, reflecting on ideas)
  • Discusses and reacts to nonverbal cues used in a variety of media (for example, motion pictures, television, advertisements, works of art)
  • Presents a speech in an organized manner (including but not limited to organizing and sequencing details, information, and directions)

Language:

  • Uses elements of grammar in speech (including but no limited to present, past, and future verb tenses; subject – verb agreement; pronouns as subjects)
  • Understands similes, metaphors, analogies, and alliteration.
  • Uses appropriate available technologies to enhance communication.

Literature:

  • Understands the distinguishing features of nonfiction texts (for example, biography, reference materials, magazines, newspapers)
  • Understands the development of a plot in a story and how conflicts are resolved in a story.
  • Forms ideas about what has been read in a literary text and uses specific information from the text to support these ideas.
Numbers Sense, Concepts and Operations:
  • Knows the value of a given digit in numbers from hundredths to millions, including writing and interpreting expanded forms of numbers.
  • Explains and demonstrates the addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisions of whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
  • Uses real-world problems-solving strategies to determine the operation(s) needed to solve on and two – step problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, and addition and subtraction of decimals and fractions.

Measurement:

  • Investigates angle measures using models and manipulatives for the common angles of 45 degree, 90 degree, and 180 degree, (straight angle) and uses these angles as reference pints for measures of other angles.
  • Solves real-world problems involving measurement of length, weight, capacity, temperature, and angles.
  • Knows how to estimate the area perimeter of regular and irregular polygons using manipulatives or graphic representation.

Geometry and Spatial Sense:

  • Draws and classifies two-dimensional figures having up to eight or more sides.
  • Knows the effects of flips, slides, and turns (90 degrees, 180 degrees) using concrete and graphic materials.
  • Knows how to identify, locate, an plot ordered pairs of whole numbers on a graph or on the first quadrant of a coordinate system.

Algebraic Thinking:

  • Analyzes number patterns and states rules for relationships.
  • Solves problems involving equations or simple inequalities using manipulatives, diagrams, or models, symbolic expressions, or written phrases.
  • Translate problem-solving situations into expressions and equations using a variable for the unknown.

Data Analysis and Probability:

  • Interprets and compares information from different types of graphs including graphs from content-area materials and periodicals.
  • Generates questions, collects responses, and displays data on a pictograph, circle graph, bar, double bar, or line graph.
  • Determines appropriate statistical measures for data (range, mean, median, and mode)
Social Studies Science and Technology for Children
(Carolina Biological Supply Company)
  • Florida’s Geography
  • Florida’s Early History
  • The Road to Statehood
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • A Growing State
  • Challenging Times
  • A Changing State
  • Florida’s Economy
  • Florida’s Government
  • Animal Studies
  • Electric Circuits
  • Motion and Design
Enrichment
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Technology
  • Spanish
  • Strings
 
The Fifth Grade Student
Language Arts – Collaborative Classroom:
Making Meaning, Being a Writer
Mathematics – Math in Focus, Singapore Math
Reading:
  • Uses a variety of strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary (for example, homonyms, homophones, prefixes, suffixes, word-origins, multiple meanings, antonyms, synonyms, word relationships).
  • Uses a variety of criteria to choose own reading (for example, author’s style, themes, knowledge of genres, text difficulty, recommendations of others).
  • Reads and organizes information from multiple sources for a variety of purposes (for example, to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions; to write a research report; to conduct interviews; to take a test; to perform tasks).

Writing/Spelling:

  • Uses a variety of strategies to prepare for writing (for example, brainstorming, making lists, mapping, outlining, grouping related ideas, using graphic organizers, taking notes).
  • Uses an effective organizational pattern and substantial support to achieve a sense of completeness or wholeness with an emphasis on spelling and correct sentence structure (for example, considering audience, sequencing events, choosing effective words; using specific details to clarify meaning).
  • Uses various parts of speech correctly in written form (including but not limited to using objective and subjective case pronouns, using singular and plural possessive forms of nouns, using common and proper nouns, using correct forms of adjectives, verbs, and adverbs).

Listening, Viewing, and Speaking:

  • Interacts with peers in a variety of situations to develop and present familiar ideas (for example, summarizing information from group activities, recognizing different perspectives).
  • Asks relevant questions and makes comments and observations (for example, gives feedback; draws conclusions; reflects on information; clarifies understanding of content, processes, and experiences).
  • Presents a speech in an organized manner, uses visual aids, technology, or demonstrations to support a presentation (including but not limited to using content appropriate to the audience, using notes or other memory aids, summarizing main points).

Language:

  • Uses appropriate words to shape reactions, perceptions, and beliefs (for example, connotative and idiomatic meanings, synonyms, antonyms, sensory words).
  • Incorporates the expression of similes, metaphors, symbols, analogies, alliteration, and idiomatic language.
  • Understands techniques used to convey messages in mass media (for example, fact and opinion, persuasive devices).

Literature:

  • Reads and understands the distinguished features of literary and informational texts (for example, fiction, drama, poetry, myths, fantasies, historical fiction, biographies, autobiographies, textbooks, manuals, magazines).
  • Makes inferences and draws conclusions regarding story elements of a literary text (for example, the traits, actions, and motives of characters; plot development; setting).
  • Understands how the author’s choice of language (for example, sensory words, vocabulary choice) and story structure (for example rhymes, story patterns) contribute to the overall quality of a literary work.
Number Sense, Concepts, and Operations:
  • Reads, writes, compares, and identifies whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, percents, and decimals through thousandths.
  • Uses problem-solving strategies to determine the operation(s) needed and to predict the relative size of solutions to solve one- and two-step problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, and addition, subtraction, and multiplication of decimals and fractions.
  • Solves real-world problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, and addition, subtraction, and multiplication of decimals, fractions, percents, and mixed numbers using an appropriate method (for example, mental math, pencil and paper, calculator).

Measurements:

  • Solves real-world problems involving measurement of the following:
  • length (for example, eighth-inch, kilometer, mile)
  • weight or mass (for example, milligram, ton)
  • temperature (comparing temperature changes within the same scale using either a Fahrenheit or a Celsius thermometer)
  • angles (acute, obtuse, straight)
  • Solves real-world problems involving perimeter, area, capacity, and volume, using concrete, graphic or pictorial models and extends conceptual experiences into patterns to develop formulas for determining perimeter, area, and volume.
  • Uses customary and metric units to compare length, weight or mass, and capacity or volume.

Geometry and Spatial Sense:

  • Uses appropriate vocabulary to describe properties and attributes of two- and three-dimensional figures (for example, obtuse and acute angles, radius, equilateral, scalene, and isosceles triangles.).
  • Knows the characteristics of and relationships among points, lines, line segments, rays, and planes.
  • Applies the concepts of area, perimeter, and volume to solve real-world and mathematical problems using student-developed formulas.

Algebraic Thinking:

  • Describes, extends, creates, predicts, and generalizes numerical and geometric patterns using a variety of models (for example, lists, tables, graphs, charts, diagrams).
  • Solves problems involving simple equations or inequalities using a concrete or pictorial models, symbolic expressions, or written phrases.
  • Translates equations into verbal and written problem situations.

Data Analysis and Probability:

  • Knows which types of graphs are appropriate for different kinds of data, interprets and compares the information from the graphs (for example, bar, line, or circle graphs).
  • Uses a variety of techniques to identify the range, median, mean, mode of a set of data.
  • Represents all possible outcomes for a single probability situation or event using models such as organized lists, charts, or tree diagrams.
Social Studies Science and Technology for Children
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United States History:
  • The First Americans
  • Age of Exploration
  • Settlements Take Root
  • Life in the Colonies
  • The American Revolution
  • A New Nation
  • The Yound Nation Grows
  • Moving West
  • Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Microworlds
  • Ecosystems
  • Floating and Sinking
Enrichment Classes
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Strings
  • Technology
 
Spanish
Kindergarten / Grade 1 / Grade 2
Basic Expressions: Greetings and Farewell.
Hello, Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good evening, Goodbye, How are you?, My name is…

Counting: Numbers 1-10 (Grade 2: 11-20).

Saying Colors.
White, black, red, blue, green, yellow.

Days of the week.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

Basic words.
Yes, No, Thank you, You’re welcome.

Hispanic culture.
Common boy’s names / Common girl’s names / Mexican food / Singing simple songs in Spanish.

Grade 3 / Grade 4
Basic questions and answers.
How are you? – I am well, thank you.
What is your name? – My name is …
How old are you? – I am … years old.
Where are you from? – I am from …
Do you speak Spanish? – Yes, I speak Spanish.

Review of counting numbers 1-20 (add: 0).
Use addition and subtraction in practicing numbers: e.g., How many are three plus two?

Review of basic colors.
Add: brown, purple, orange, pink, maroon and gray.

Review days of the week.
Add: 12 months of the year.

Basic nouns and articles.
E.g. the boy, a girl, the houses, some/a few books.

Subject pronouns.
I, you (familiar), he, she, you, (polite), we, you all, they.

Present tense forms of the verbs – to be: “ser” and “estar”.

Hispanic culture.
Hispanic music, singing songs in Spanish, learning about Hispanic countries and their people.

Grade 5
Counting numbers 0-100.
Use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in practicing numbers: e.g. What is six time eight?; What is forty-two divided by six?

Telling time.

Weather expressions.
E.g., It is hot, cold, cool, sunny, windy, raining, snowing. The weather is nice out/bad out.

Review days of the week and months of the year.
Add: Seasons of the year.

Basic adjectives and agreement with nouns.
E.g., the white houses, a few small books.
Review the colors to describe nouns.

Present tense of -ar, -er and -ir verbs.
E.g. hablar: I speak, you speak, he/she speaks, we speak, they/you speak.
E.g. comer: I eat, you eat, he/she eats, we eat, they/you all eat.
E.g. vivir: I live, you live, he/she lives, we live, they/you all live.

Asking questions with interrogative words.
E.g. what, who, which, how, how much/many, why, when, where.

Letters of the alphabet.
Learning how to spell in Spanish.

Possessive adjectives.
E.g. my, your, his, her, our, their.

The present tense of the verb – to have: “tener”.

Topical vocabulary.
School items – book, pencil, pen, paper, notebook, backpack, etc.
Family words – father, mother, brother, sister, son daughter, cousin, etc.
Food words – hamburger, soup, salad, bread, sandwich, dessert, etc.
Beverage words – water, milk, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drink, juice, etc.
Travel words – car, bus, train, plane, boat, suitcase, hotel, etc.
Clothing words – shirt, pants, jacket, shoes, tie, dress, shorts, etc.
Body words – head, eye, ear, mouth, nose, hand, arm, leg, etc.

Hispanic culture.
Holidays / Family life / School / Food and beverages / Music / Singing songs / Learn more about Hispanic countries and their people.