- Understand concepts of print (examples: parts of a book, left to right, top to bottom).
- Can distinguish differences in sounds of spoken language.
- Understand that a letter represents a sound.
- Recognize the letters and the sounds they represent
- Know some words by sight (goal of 25).
- Listen to and demonstrate understanding of a wide variety of text (examples: alphabet books, informational stories, literature and nursery rhymes).
- Demonstrate familiarity with everyday print (examples: signs, labels, newspapers, etc.).
- Correctly answer questions about a book read aloud.
- Retell a story in sequence
- Connect events in a story to life experiences.
Listening & Speaking
- With approximate accuracy, write upper and lower case letters of the alphabet.
- Use letter-sound knowledge to write independently.
- Spell some simple words correctly.
- Write simple messages or directions for a specific reason.
- Write a brief story (beginning, middle, end) with illustrations that match text.
- Able to write name and some common words.
- Write using beginning letter sounds.
- Able to express ideas on paper through drawing and beginning writing.
- Listen when others are speaking.
- Understand and follow simple oral directions.
- Show and tell using props.
- Tell about an experience or story using a logical sequence.
- Share information in complete, coherent sentences.
- Blend and separate sounds in short vowel words
- Match oral words to printed words
- Identify a story’s sequence of events.
- Listen to and identify classics and award winning books.
- Use the library for selecting recreational reading materials.
- Name and act out things God has made.
- Share favorite things which God has made.
- Listen/respond to Scripture stories.
- Acts out Scripture stories.
- Retell Scripture stories in own words, drawings or in role-playing.
- Respond creatively to lessons taught.
- Demonstrate understanding of religious vocabulary.
- Share stories about feelings.
- Participate in frequent prayer experiences.
- Experience the faith community of the classroom/school/parish/community.
- Participate in service opportunities appropriate to age.
- Know and participate in liturgical season activities and celebrations.
- Responds orally to a variety of questions.
- Know and recite prayers appropriate to grade level.
- Demonstrates empathy towards others.
Calculations & Estimations
Statistics & Probability
- Read, write, order and identify whole numbers less than 100.
- Identify and differentiate money, penny, nickel, and dime.
- Count to100 using objects.
- Use manipulatives for exploring + and –.
- Count by 2, 5, 10
- Count using tally marks
- Find sums and differences less than 6
- Identify “more or less” from pictographs and bar graphs.
- Sort, classify and order objects by size, color, shape or other properties.
- Create and extend patterns using concrete models.
- Understand more than, equal too or less than.
- Identify measurements of length, weight and size.
- Interpret calendar information
- Identify parts of a digital or analogue clock
- Tell time to the hour.
- Understand concept related to time of day.
- Identify basic shapes.
- Create shapes with manipulatives.
- Identify plane and solid figures.
SCIENCE & HEALTH
Physical, Life, Earth Sciences
Healthy & Fit Body
- Describe size and color of objects.
- Sort and classify collections.
- Recognize the pattern of a cycle.
- Understand that living things are everywhere.
- Recognize that change happens to many things.
- Identify the sun, moon, stars and Earth.
- Understand that things can be reused or recycled and the impact it has on the environment.
- Recognize the food guide pyramid as the basis for healthful eating.
- Demonstrate good personal health habits.
- Identify basic body parts.
- Identify 5 senses and their functions
- Name behaviors that help prevent the spread of infection.
- Identify how others influence health choices.
- Locate school and community health helpers.
- Practice personal safety skills.
- Practice problem solving skills.
- Identify positive ways to respond to conflict.
Civics & Government
- Understand the need for rules, leaders and authority.
- Demonstrate the necessity of rights and responsibility of self (examples: taking turns, chores, care of personal belongings, respecting what belongs to others, following rules, practicing honesty, self-control and kindness to others).
- Use voting for group decision-making.
- Say the Pledge of Allegiance and discuss how the pledge is a promise to be loyal to the United States.
- Understand how people work at jobs to provide for basic needs and wants.
- Understand how limited resources force choices.
- Introduce good decision making with money.
History/ Social Science Analysis
- Know that the globe is a model of the Earth.
- Use terms to describe relative location (examples: near, far, up, down, left, right).
- Introduce directional terms-north, south, east, west.
- Use maps and mapping skills and locate places on maps.
- Observe natural surroundings.
- Learn basic global features (examples: oceans, continents, poles, axis).
- Distinguish among past, present and future.
- Identify importance of holidays and celebrations.
- Explore different materials, tools and techniques and begin to create art.
- Begin to create art using different materials, tools, and techniques to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.
- Begin to recognize and use simple artistic elements (i.e. line, color, shape, texture, form, value, space).
- Explore how different materials, techniques and processes can create different effects and cause different responses.
- Begin to use art materials and tools in a safe, responsible manner.
- Communicate about their own art work verbally
- Observe and discusses art works.
- Use a variety of types of visual art
- Begin to identify what they see and feel about the work of art.
- Create pieces of art for presentation
- Introduce classic artists and their styles
- Identify and perform a variety of developmental movement patterns (examples: running, jumping, throwing).
- Participate in quality exercise.
- Enjoy and participate in a variety of physical activities