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|1st Grade ELA 2017-18||
Students will gain skills to become more strategic readers and writers. Students will explore fiction/nonfiction text, learn comprehension strategies, word solving, vocabulary, fluency, and author’s craft. We focus on the reading process to set children up to read increasingly complex texts, while working on story elements and the skills that are foundational to comprehension and fluency. Students will also explore and create narrative, opinion, and information genres of writing.
|First Grade||Communication Arts|
|1st Grade Math 2017||
In Grade 1 mathematics, instructional time focuses on four critical areas: addition and subtraction strategies within 20; whole number relationships and place value; meaning and processes of linear measurement, data; and attributes of geometric shapes.
|1st Grade Science 2017||
The first grade science curriculum teaches a greater understanding of earth's systems, force and motion, matter and energy, and living organisms by incorporating the process of scientific inquiry. The course teaches students to raise questions, investigate, and make meaning of their findings in the science content. It builds on prior knowledge and provides students with a continuing platform for scientific growth.
|1st Grade Social Studies 2017||
First grade social studies will teach a greater understanding of laws and rules, general economic concepts, and historical events through the use of social science resources. Social Studies will teach students that they are members of society and it will develop historical and cultural awareness through the introduction of significant individuals, events, and symbols.
|First Grade||Social Studies|
|2nd Grade ELA 2017||
The 2nd grade English Language Arts Curriculum will enable students to be actively engaged in the process of reading, writing, speaking, listening and vocabulary, Students will develop skills involved in accuracy and independence in word recognition; in grasping literal, related, and implied word meaning, and in knowledge of the grammar, capitalization, and punctuation. The students will be able to apply ideas in appropriate ways, as well as to learn to communicate in both oral and written language in a logical and understandable manner. The student will develop listening, spelling, and study skills, in addition to an adequate vocabulary appropriate to this grade level. Reading skills will be taught through Read Alouds, shared reading, guided reading, and familiar reads.
|Second Grade||Communication Arts|
|2nd Grade Math 2017||
The second grade mathematics curriculum will include instructional topics that provide a foundation for understanding a wide variety of mathematical concepts. Instructional time should focus on five critical areas: 1) operations and algebraic thinking; 2) number and operations in base-ten; 3) measurement; 4) data analysis; 5) geometry.
|2nd Grade Science 2017||
The second grade science curriculum will include instructional topics that provide a foundation for understanding a wide variety of science concepts. Instructional time should focus on four critical areas: 1) Matter and Interactions 2) Forces and Motioin and Wave Properties 3) Habitats (Plants and Animals) 4) Earth Science and Natural Disasters. The second grade science/health course will encompass distinguishing living from nonliving things, observe types of organisms found in various habitats, identify the sensory organs of the body, identify the major parts of plants, observe plants and animals in various seasons, observe sources of sound, identify the characteristics of magnets, observe how shadows are produced, identify safety practices when using electricity, observing and recording weather data, visualize that the earth is affected by changes in space, conclude that the earth's surface has natural resource that people need, recognize healthy nutritional habits, and learn that drugs can be helpful or harmful. This course will concentrate on science objectives addressed by the Missouri Learning Standards.
|2nd Grade Social Studes 2017||
During this course second grade students will explore and expand their understanding of our nation's symbols, citizenship, and the constitution, the movement of people throughout time and the effects of geopraphy upon. The course will also explore basic economics, resolving conflicts, and constucting maps. Both visual aids and research materials will be used by the students.
|Second Grade||Social Studies|
|3rd Grade ELA 2017||
Third grade ELA, through the use of materials from a variety of sources and types, will allow students to become knowledgable in the use of oral and written language as well as use of specific listening skills. The units of study for third grade ELA will encompass decoding and comprehension skills, communicating ideas in an oral and written manner using grammar, capitalization and puncuation when communicating in written form expanding vocabulary through use of context and dictionary skills, writing legibly, spelling accurately, and using appropriate study skills.
|Third Grade||Communication Arts|
|3rd Grade Math 2017||
The third grade Mathematics curriculum will focus on the following critical areas: operations and algebraic thinking, number and operations in base ten, number and operations in fractions, measurement, data, and geometry.