LANGUAGE ARTS : Small group classes focusing on phonemic awareness; phonics and sight
word reading; non-fiction and fiction; plays; and poetry for guided reading; listening and reading
comprehension; spelling regular and irregular words; analytical and creative writing.
CREATIVE WRITING : Emphasis on writing freely from the imagination; transitions and
sequencing of events and character development; elementary editing of grammar and
MATHEMATICS : Place value; number relationships and properties; number combinations to
20; creation and solution of story problems; measurement of length; weight and time;
identification and classification of 2-D and 3-D shapes; organization; representation and
comparison of data; creation; description and extension of patterns.
SOCIAL STUDIES : Begining with community and neighborhood and expanding to the five
boroughs with attention to geography; history; landmarks and transportation; and to individual
differences and similarities within the classroom community.
SCIENCE : Properties of air and aerodynamics; comparative study of human and animal teeth;
behavior; anatomical structure and ecology of mollusks using land snails and their relationship to
the rest of the animal kingdom; seed germination; bird anatomy and identification; states of
matter exploring change of state; the water cycle and weather; the solar system.
LIBRARY : Weekly period for listening to stories; learning the location of fiction and
non-fiction; and checking out books
ART : Introduction to the tools, techniques, materials and communicating personal images and
ideas; demonstrating observation skills; demonstrating an appreciation of Art.
CRAFTS : Continuation of the program begun in Kindergarten.
MUSIC : Understanding musical terms/beats/rhythm; using music as a means of creative
PHYSICAL EDUCATION : Demonstrating principles of movement; creative movement;
improving conditioning and increasing flexibility.
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