Subjects

LANGUAGE ARTS:

Small group classes focusing on phonemic awareness; phonics and sight word reading; non-fiction and fiction; plays; and poetry for guided reading; listening and reading comprehension; spelling regular and irregular words; analytical and creative writing.

CREATIVE WRITING:

Emphasis on writing freely from the imagination; transitions and sequencing of events and character development; elementary editing of grammar and punctuation.

MATHEMATICS:

Place value; number relationships and properties; number combinations to 20; creation and solution of story problems; measurement of length; weight and time; identification and classification of 2-D and 3-D shapes; organization; representation and comparison of data; creation; description and extension of patterns.

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Begining with community and neighborhood and expanding to the five boroughs with attention to geography; history; landmarks and transportation; and to individual differences and similarities within the classroom community.

SCIENCE:

Properties of air and aerodynamics; comparative study of human and animal teeth; behavior; anatomical structure and ecology of mollusks using land snails and their relationship to the rest of the animal kingdom; seed germination; bird anatomy and identification; states of matter exploring change of state; the water cycle and weather; the solar system.

LIBRARY:

Weekly period for listening to stories; learning the location of fiction and non-fiction; and checking out books

ART:

Introduction to the tools, techniques, materials and communicating personal images and ideas; demonstrating observation skills; demonstrating an appreciation of Art.

CRAFTS:

Continuation of the program begun in Kindergarten.

MUSIC:

Understanding musical terms/beats/rhythm; using music as a means of creative expression

PHYSICAL EDUCATION:

Demonstrating principles of movement; creative movement; improving conditioning and increasing flexibility.

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