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    Curriculum update:

    Math:

    Our focus for the beginning of the year is on numbers, coins, operations, and clocks.

    Students will:

    • demonstrate fluency with addition and subtraction within 20.
    • read, write, and compare number to 100, count within 1000.
    • count by 5s, 10s, and 100s.
    • demonstrate an understanding of place value within 1000. 
    • solve money word problems.
    • tell and write time from both analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes. 

    Writing:

    We will begin the year writing personal narratives. Students will examine essential questions such as why do we write?, how will looking at an author's craft help improve my writing? and how do our personal experiences influence our writing?

    Students will:

    • use a tiny topic notebook to generate ideas to write.
    • write about personal experiences.
    • learn that stories have a beginning, middle, and end.
    • recognize that stories communicate actions, thoughts and images. 

     

    Reading:

    In reading this month the focus will be on examining why it is important to understand text, how to use word solving strategies to help decode, and how we can apply what we know as writers to become better readers.

    Students will:

    • learn how to monitor their comprehension as they read.
    • learn how to decode words using "fix-up" or word solving strategies.
    • use strategies such as predicting, connecting, visualizing, questioning, and inferring to help comprehend text.