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August and September Academics

We will have some fun growing, reading, learning, discussing, investigating, counting, singing, writing, drawing, and many other things!  The following is an overview of what we will be studying in each subject during these first weeks of school.  Be sure to ask your child each day how school was and what he or she learned! Check out the alphabet and counting videos below. 

MATH-Section 1
Summary Statement: A study and exploration of the concepts of composition and decomposition of number, data, and shape through the lens of abstract and quantitative reasoning and the precision of language.
     Counting & Cardinality
          -Know number names and the count sequence.
          -K.CC. 1 Begin to Count to 100 by ones and by tens.
          -Count to tell the number of objects.
          -K.CC.4 Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.
          -K.CC.4a When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and
              only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.
          -K.CC.4b Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects
              is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.
          -K.CC.5 Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular
              array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out
              that many objects.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT-
     Reading-Unit 1: Retelling with Details
Summary Statement: A study of fiction, with prompting and support, asking and answering questions about details in a text; naming and defining the role of the author and illustrator; identifying characters, settings, and major events. Students will use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate an event or several loosely linked events.
          -RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
          -RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
          -RL.K.6 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in
              telling the story.

     Writing-Unit 1A: Readying for Writing Personal Narrative-Telling Our Stories

SOCIAL STUDIES-CIVICS-Unit 1: Good Citizens
     Civics Standard 1: Participate in making decisions using democratic traditions.
          -1.a Explain why rules are needed (DOK 1-2)
          -1.b Create and follow classroom rules (DOK 1-3)
          -1.c Explain how a class rule promotes fairness and resolves conflict (DOK 1-2)
          -1.d Contribute to making and maintaining class community decisions (DOK1-3)
          -1.e Give examples of the difference between democratic voting and decisions made by authorities including but
                 not limited to the parent, teacher, or principal (DOK1-2)
     Civics Standard 2: Civic participation takes place in multiple groups. 
           -2.a Categorize examples of people and events that relate to civic participation (DOK 1-2)
          -2.b Give examples of qualities of a good citizen (DOK1)