Learning Goals

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-"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

-sort items into groups

-sort items more than 1 way (i.e. colour, size, shape)

-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.

-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.)

-naming and stating the value of each coin

-counting coin amounts up to $0.20

-telling time to the hour and half hour

-calendar skills (naming days of the week, months of the year, using a calendar)

-describe the likelihood that everyday events will happen using mathematical language (impossible, certain, less likely, more likely)

-identify and describe common 2D shapes (circles, triangles, rectangles, squares)

-identify and describe common 3D figures (cubes, cones, cylinders, spheres, rectangular prisms)

-locate lines of symmetry

-sort and classify 2D shapes and 3D figures by their attributes (colour, size, numbers of sides, etc.)

-use positional language to describe the location of objects