Year at a Glance

Pre-Kindergarten 3

  • Recognition of Name, sound and picture for short
    vowels and consonants
  • Formation of vowels and consonants in upper and
    lower case
  • Language development and listening skills that include
    color words, shapes, animals, transportation,
    countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners
    and science.
  • Penmanship: Name, Alphabet and Numbers
  • Simple counting 1 – 100
  • Number concepts 1 – 50
  • Music
  • Arts and Crafts

Pre-Kindergarten 4

  • Recognition of Name, sound and picture for long and
    short vowels and consonants
  • Sounding of blends and one- and two-vowel words
  • Reading of sentences and stories with on- and twovowel
    words
  • Language development and listening skills that include
    color words, shapes, animals, transportation,
    countries, community helpers, health, safety, manners
    and science.
  • Penmanship: Name, Alphabet, Numbers and Simple
    Sentence structure
  • Number recognition and counting 1 -100, Number
    concepts 1 – 100, largest and smallest and simple
    addition and subtraction
  • Music
  • Arts and Crafts

Kindergarten

  • Recognition of Name, sound and picture for long and short vowels and consonants
  • Sounding of blends and one- and two-vowel words
  • Reading of sentences and stories with on- and two-vowel words
  • Beginning phonics rules and special sounds
  • Reading of sentences and stories from twelve books containing one- and two-vowel words and special sounds
  • Language : Recognition of sentence structure – capitalization and punctuation
  • Penmanship: Letters, blends, words and sentences
  • Science: Plants, Animals, Health and Human Biology and Earth and Science
  • Number recognition and counting 1 -100, Number concepts 1 – 100, Numbers largest and smallest 1-100, numbers before and after 1-100, counting and writing by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, Number sentences by ones, Using number words 1-10 and first-tenth, Value of coins and dollar bill, Telling time, Using the calendar, days of the week, addition facts through 10, one-step story problems in addition and beginning subtraction
  • Social Studies: Community Helpers, Children of the World, America: Our Great Country (map studies, famous Americans and places)
  • Music
  • Arts and Crafts

First Grade

Language Arts

  • Phonics and Reading – Review of vowels, consonants, blends one- and two-vowel words, consonant blends, recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading, spelling rules, oral reading
  • Spelling and poetry – weekly phonics-based word list, weekly test with phonics, reinforcement activities and eight poems committed to memory
  • Language-Capitalization for first word in a sentence, proper names, days of the week and months of the year, correct punctuation at the ends of sentences, recognition of complete sentences, words using suffixes, prefixes, syllables, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words, same meaning words and contractions, alphabetizing words, writing complete sentences and short stories and creative writing

History and Geography

  • This is My America: My America’s Flag, Freedoms, Symbols, Great People of America, Growth of America and Patriotic Songs
  • This is my World: Studies on Mexico, Peru, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, England, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Egypt, Kenya, India, China, Australia, Guam and American Samoa

Science

  • Health and Human Biology
  • Energy
  • Animals
  • Plants
  • Seasons

Health, Safety and Manners

  • Health: Eating good foods, exercising, rest, posture and care of body, clothes and home
  • Safety: At home and away from home, on streets, playgrounds and water
  • Manners: At home, school, church and in public

Arithmetic

  • Number recognition, counting and writing 1 – 1,000, Greatest and least, counting and writing by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, and 10’s, number sentences, ordinal numbers, addition facts through 13 and three-digit addition with carrying, subtraction facts through 13 and twodigit subtraction, story problems, numbers before and after by ones, twos, tens, between numbers, counting and combining coins, telling time to the nearest five minutes, recognizing odd and even numbers, English and some metric measures, place value in ones, tens and hundreds, unit fractions, reading a thermometer, using a ruler, multiple combinations, concept of multiplication, calendars, reading pictographs and bar graphs, developing listening skills and roman numerals

Fine Arts

  • Music
  • Art

Second Grade

Language Arts

  • Phonics and Reading – Review of vowels, consonants, blends one- and two-vowel
    words, consonant blends, recognition and use of all phonics special sounds in reading,
    spelling rules, oral reading
  • Spelling and poetry – weekly phonics-based word list, vocabulary words and definitions,
    weekly test, reinforcement activities, spelling glossary and seven poems committed to
    memory
  • Language-Capitalization for first word in a sentence, proper names, days of the week
    and months of the year, special holidays, people and places, correct punctuation at the
    ends of sentences, recognition of complete sentences, words using suffixes, prefixes,
    syllables, singular possessive words, compound words, rhyming words, opposite words,
    same meaning words and contractions, alphabetizing words and other dictionary skills,
    word usage rules, writing of complete sentences, questions, exclamations and short
    stories, writing letter and thank-you notes and creative writing

History and Geography

  • America, Our Home:
  • The People Who Built America
  • Tomorrow’s America

Science

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Health and Human Biology
  • Earth and Space
  • Matter
  • Energy
  • Conservation

Arithmetic

  • Number recognition, counting and writing 1 – 10,000, Numbers greatest and least 1 –
    1,000, counting and writing by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, and 10’s, counting and writing to
    hundred thousands, number sentences, ordinal numbers, addition facts through 18 and
    four-digit addition with carrying, subtraction facts through 18 and four-digit subtraction
    with borrowing, multiplication facts 0 – 5, division facts 1 – 5, story problems, multiple
    combinations, estimation, rounding, numbers before and after by ones, twos, tens,
    between numbers, counting and combining coins, making change, telling time to the
    nearest minute, recognizing odd and even numbers, English and some metric measures,
    place value in ones, tens and hundreds, unit fractions, reading a thermometer, drawing
    and measuring lines to one-half inch, multiple combinations, concept of multiplication,
    calendars, reading pictographs and bar graphs, developing listening skills and roman
    numerals

Fine Arts

  • Music
  • Art

Third Grade

Language Arts

  • Phonics and Reading – Review of all phonics rules, oral reading and reading comprehension
  • Spelling and poetry – Weekly word list with vocabulary, sentence dictation using spelling words
  • Language Writing Process: Complete sentences, punctuation and capitalization rules, creative writing, friendly letters Grammar: Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs and adjectives, word usage, forming plurals and common contractions, recognition of antonyms, homonyms and synonyms, dictionary skills

History and Geography

  • Continents and oceans of the world, study of world geography and states of the United States
  • Study of our American Heritage through the lives of great people

Science

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Health and Human Biology
  • Conservation

Health, Safety and Manners

Arithmetic

  • Recognition of the place value of numbers, addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying, subtraction facts and checking subtraction problems with borrowing, multiplication tables 0-12 and multiplication problems with carrying, how to show a multiplication fact six ways, division tables 1-12 and working and checking a division problem, terminology for four processes, English and metric measures, telling time, roman numerals 1-1,000, using a ruler, solving story problems with up to four steps, recognizing and solving number sentences, converting measures and solving measurement equations, recognizing and working with greater than (>) and less than (<), counting money and solving money problems using the decimal point correctly, solving problems containing parentheses, fraction terminology and basic understanding of fractions, averaging numbers, reading a thermometer, recognizing geometric shapes, finding the unknown number in an equation

Fine Arts

  • Music
  • Art

Fourth Grade

Language Arts

  • Oral reading, reading comprehension, speed reading and vocabulary building
  • Spelling Poetry: weekly word lists based on phonics and spelling rules, challenging words and vocabulary, reinforcement activities and six poems committed to memory
  • Language: Writing Process: Sentence structure, kinds of sentences, punctuation, capitalization facts, abbreviations, possessive words, letters-business, friendly, post cards, thank-you notes, gathering information, writing with details, writing an encyclopedia report, creative writing and dictionary skills Grammar: Recognizing and using all eight parts of speech, diagramming verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, correctly using troublesome words

History and Geography

  • Map study, state history for six weeks, eight documents memorized, the years of discovery, the years of conquest, the first Americans, the English, the New England colonies, the middle and southern colonies, The Great Awakening, A picture of colonial life, the French and Indian war, the American war for Independence

Science

  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Matter
  • Energy
  • Earth and Space

Health

  • Physical Fitness
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Interpersonal Relationships

Arithmetic

  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals, mastery of fundamental operations, story problems, estimating answers, English and metric measures, converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations, roman numerals, addition, subtraction and multiplication involving fractions, estimation, averaging, factoring, divisibility rules, introduction to decimals, making change, reading a thermometer, solving equations using addition and subtraction axioms, graphs and scale drawing, basic geometric shapes, perimeter and area, using an English and metric ruler and time lapse

Fine Arts

  • Music
  • Art

Fifth Grade

Language Arts

  • Oral reading, reading comprehension, speed reading and vocabulary building
  • Spelling Poetry: weekly word on various categories and vocabulary study and six poems committed to memory
  • Language: Writing Process: Sentences and sentence parts, punctuation, capitalization, and quotation facts, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, dictionary, thesaurus skills, letters – business, friendly, post cards, thank-you notes, making an outline, writing a library research paper, writing book reports and creative writing Grammar: Recognizing and diagramming all eight parts of speech, recognizing and diagramming complements

History and Geography

  • Eight documents memorized, geography facts, introduction to history and geography, Fertile Crescent, Ancient Middle East, Africa, Ancient Greece, Rome, Christianity, England, Other countries of Western Europe and Eastern Europe

Science

  • Plants
  • Energy
  • Engines
  • Matter
  • Earth and Space

Health

  • Circulatory System
  • Nutrition and Physical Fitness
  • Digestive System
  • Interpersonal Relationships

Arithmetic

  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals, mastery of fundamental operations, story problems, problem solving strategies, roman numerals, measuring to the quarter inch, calculating time, making change, rounding off whole numbers, money, decimals and mixed numbers, English and metric measures, converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division involving fractions, finding parts of a whole, factoring, divisibility rules, probability, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division involving decimals, introductions to percents, reading a thermometer, negative temperature, converting from a Celsius scale to a Fahrenheit scale and from a Fahrenheit scale to a Celsius scale, solving algebraic equations, graphs and scale drawings, graphing ordered pairs, reading schedules and charts, basic geometric shapes, perimeter and area, squares and square roots and estimation

Fine Arts

  • Music
  • Art