Communication Arts : Each child will need to know the letter name (upper and lowercase) and its sound. Please reinforce these skills at home. We are taught that letters make sounds, sounds make words, and words make sentences.
The order in which the alphabet will be taught is:
m, s, r, a, t, n, p, c, i, d, o, g, f, e, b, k, u, l, h, w, x, v, j, y, z, q
We also introduce the sounds of:
sh, ck, ch, th, ar, ee, all, ing, ink
The sight words are:
I, a, my, the, is, go, was, to, like, he, and, come, here, this, said, me, for, where, do, of, play, you, look, one, see, what, two, up, down, friend, we, want, out, who, any, are, they, she, good, there, give, little, that, have
*We will emphasize the mastery of the first 25 sight words and then recognition of the remainder 17 words
Math: Each student will recognize, count, and write the numbers 0-31. We also learn about shapes, patterns, addition and subtraction to 10, and rote counting to 100 (recognizing the four basic coins and their value will be introduced through calendar math as well).
Science: Each student will learn about colors, the food groups, and the five senses.
Social Studies: Each student will learn about the holidays and their school community.
Health: Each student will learn about drug awareness and creating a bully-free school environment.