Grades Second Grade Third Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade


April 2018


Reading Goals

Reading Benchmarks

Reading Across Genres to Learn About a Topic (informational books, stories, poems)

• Making Sense of all kinds of texts

• Reading and learning about a topic – using special vocabulary

• Learning information through comparing and contrasting- making connections between texts

• Thinking critically about books- sharing opinions


Writing nonfiction texts

• Taking notes from read alouds and books to construct nonfiction texts

• Using planning pages to write with topic sentences, details, closing sentences

• Using examples from a text to give supporting details Poetry & Songs Writers notice what other writers do and try it in their own writing

• Writers write about things that matter to them

• Poetry writers use line breaks, metaphors, similes to make their language powerful and convey feelings

• Writers are able to differentiate between genres



Chapter 10 – Represent Data

• Analyze and compare data shown in picture graphs, bar graphs, and tally charts

• Make a picture graph, bar graph, tally chart

• Solve problems using picture graphs, bar graphs, and tally charts

Chapter 11-Three Dimensional Geometry

• Describe and identify three –dimensional shapes

• Combine three-dimensional shapes to make new shapes

• Recognizing how two and three dimensional shapes relate to each other


Curriculum Conference

Mrs. Bernstein, Ms. DeLeon, Ms. Eisenberg, Mrs. Ickowics, Mrs. Sonnenberg

The following is a basic overview of our first grade curriculum. Each area will involve children working individually and in groups. Many exciting projects and class trips are being planned. We will be working with Performance Tasks and following the Common Core State Standards in Literacy and Math.

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The aim of the first grade is to learn reading skills and vocabulary, and build a background for comprehension, thinking, analyzing, and predicting..

Reading Workshops/Writing Workshops – individual conferencing

  • Grammar and Writing Mechanics
  • Phonics/Word Attack Skills
  • Library lessons
  • Poetry appreciation
  • Book sharing/Read alouds/Guided Reading
  • Writers’ Workshop
  • Listening and speaking skills
  • Leveled “Just-Right” Books


Go Math!

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Addition and Subtraction relationships
  • Count and model numbers
  • Compare numbers
  • Two-digit addition and subtraction
  • Measurement
  • Represent data
  • Three-dimensional geometry
  • Two-dimensional geometry


  • Thematic/seasonal project
  • Connect to literature


Trips are in the planning process. You will receive further notification.


Health and Safety

  • Good nutrition/health
  • Bus safety
  • Fire prevention
  • Safety in school, home and community
  • Snack time – healthy snacks

Social Studies

  • Current Events
  • Map and globe skills
  • Cultural backgrounds and diversity
  • Communities around the world
  • People of the world- economic, social and political aspects of families, neighborhoods, and nations
  • American government and history
  • American government and history
  • Families


  • Animals
  • Environments for living things
  • Solids, liquids, and gas
  • Heat, light, and sound
  • Weather
  • Seasons
  • Objects in the sky


  • Math Enrichment - Ms. Mammes
  • Computers - Mr. Bebenroth
  • Enrichment – Mrs. Hammer
  • Gym - Mr. Niccolich
  • Library - Ms. Gruber
  • Music- Ms. Desvigne
  • Art- Ms. Cooper


Trips are in the planning process. You will receive further notification.