Learning Goals *Please see monthly newsletters for details regarding topics and curriculum expectations
Grade 1: Reading and Writing: -"easy to read printing": proper letter formation; letters rest on the lines and are the appropriate size; finger spaces between words -stretching out the sounds to spell words -introducing short vowel sounds (a, e , i, o, u) -starting sentences with capital letters and ending sentences with periods
Math: 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 -count backwards from 20 by 1s -counting forward by 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s to 50
Grade 2: Reading and Writing: -using capital letters to start sentences and ending with punctuation -stretching out the sounds to spell words -reviewing short vowel sounds (a, e, i, o, u) -writing recounts
Math: Patterning -identifying, describing, extending, and creating repeating patterns, growing patterns, and shrinking patterns -creating repeating patterns by combining two attributes