Learning Goals *Please see monthly newsletters for details regarding topics and curriculum expectations
Reading and Writing -"easy to read printing": proper letter formation; letters rest on the lines and are the appropriate size; finger spaces between words -identifying letters and their sounds -identifying short vowels and their sounds -sentences start with capital letters and end with punctuation (periods) -using word wall to spell words -stretching out the sounds to spell unfamiliar words
"Sorting" -sort items into groups -sort items more than 1 way (i.e. colour, size, shape) Patterning -recognizing and sorting objects according to their attributes, such as colour, size or shape -describing, extending and drawing patterns -discussing pattern rules and using one attribute to sort and make a pattern. Number Sense -printing in words whole numbers to ten -composing and decomposing numbers to 20 in different ways ( i.e., 7 is 3 and 4, 7 is 2 and 5, 7 is 1 and 6) -comparing numbers using the words “more” or “less” -estimating the number of objects in a set and check by counting them -building numbers 0-10 on five frames and 0-20 on ten frames -relating whole numbers to the anchor of 10 (i.e., 12 is ten and two, 6 is four less than ten) -ordering whole numbers to 20 -adding single digit numbers using a variety of mental strategies (such as making tens, doubles) -count backwards from 20 by 1s -counting forward by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s to 50 -read numbers to 50 -represent numbers to 20 (using ten frames, base ten blocks, tally marks, etc.)
"Money" -naming and stating the value of each coin -counting coin amounts up to $0.20
“Time” -telling time to the hour and half hour -calendar skills (naming days of the week, months of the year, using a calendar)
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