Kindergarten Reading: Kindergarteners will be participating in a balanced literacy program. They will be exposed to early literacy skills including phonemic awareness skills, letter sound recognition and concepts of print. A multi-sensory approach to reading will provide students with strategies to decode text. Students will also be participating in a reading workshop program which will provide them with strategies to comprehend and respond to text. We look forward to a successful year and watching our kindergarteners grow as people and as readers!1st/2nd Grade Reading:Second graders will be participating in a balanced literacy program which will include a multi-sensory component, guided reading and reading workshop. In the multi-sensory program, students will be receiving direct phonetic instruction which will provide them with a variety of different decoding strategies. Our first unit in reading workshop will be the launching unit. In this unit we learn all the expectations and procedures for reading workshop and we will be exploring books and articles in order to build good reading habits. Students will learn how to monitor and check for understanding when they read and will learn how to respond to reading in a variety of ways. We will spend a great deal of time becoming careful readers and readers who understand and respond to text. Guided reading is a time where students are grouped according to their reading level and participate in a teacher directed small group for reading instruction. Guided reading will incorporate word work, fluency, comprehension, reading strategies and specialized 1:1 instruction to meet individual needs of students. I look forward to getting to know your children as readers and to provide them with a variety of strategies and tools to be successful readers. And... in turn, they will learn to LOVE to read!Kindergarten Writing: Kindergarteners will lunch their writing careers by learning all about print. We will then begin to draw pictures and label, and then move on from there. Kindergarten is a year when children learn how to match ideas with pictures and begin their journey as authors.1st/ 2nd Grade Writing:We will be launching our year in writing with the Personal Narrative Unit. This is always a favorite for many as the children become the stars of their writing! They will be brainstorming a number of different ideas for their writing based on personal experiences and will eventually choose their favorite memory to write about! In this unit we will also become familiar with the process and stages of writing which we will continue to incorporate into upcoming units. Routines will be established and students will be guided through the writing process as we work on developing habits that support stamina in writing.3rd Reading: Third graders will begin their year by building a reading life. This unit recognizes the uniqueness of individuals as readers and stresses the importance of reflecting on what we do and think when we read in order to gain a better understanding of ourselves as readers. Children need to read in order to become better readers. Therefore, in the beginning of the year, we will begin reading for longer stretches of time as we work on building reading stamina both in school and at home. This unit will also focus on establishing reading workshop routines and expectations. Reading skills such as decoding, monitoring for meaning, visualizing, determining importance, synthesizing, and prediction will be embedded within this unit, as well as all future reading units. Additionally, during September, students will begin to explore the classroom library and be given a variety of techniques to choose books and make book recommendations. Students will also be participating in a multi-sensory reading program which will enable them to decode words based on a structured and sequential sound/symbol correspondence. Students will learn techniques to decode unfamiliar words using a variety of multi-sensory strategies including segmenting sounds, tapping out sounds and applying rules of syllabication.3rd Grade Math: The first unit of study for third graders in math is the number sense unit. During this unit, students will learn how to read and write numbers up to 4 digits, identify place value and periods up to 4 digits, write numbers up to 4 digits three ways (standard form, word form, and expanded form), compare numbers up to 4 digits (using greater than, less than, and equal), order numbers up to 4 digits from least to greatest and greatest to least, and round numbers to the nearest 10s and 100s.4th Grade Math: The first unit of study for 4th graders in math is the number sense unit. During this unit, students will learn how to read and write numbers up to the millions place, identify place value and periods up to 9 digits, write numbers (standard form, word form, and expanded form), compare numbers (using greater than, less than, and equal), order numbers from least to greatest and greatest to least, and round numbers to the nearest 10s, 100s and 1000s.
Last Modified on September 10, 2019