March 18
b - Fall 2017 Newsletter
Reading Goals

Reading Goals

“Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds.”

“With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.”

– Common Core Standards ELA

Readers recognize and produce rhyming words.

Readers isolate and pronounce the initial, and final sounds in words.

Readers will focus on non-fiction texts.

Reading Benchmarks

Writing Goals

“Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.” Common Core State Standards ELA

Writers use the words First, Next, Then, Last to compose “How To” texts.

Writers write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds – spell words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.

Students will write sequential, procedural informative explanatory texts.


Math Goals

Write numbers from 0-20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20.



Curriculum 17-18


Balanced Literacy Math
Word Work Calendar Study
Handwriting Cooperative Group Work
Phonics Hands-on Manipulatives
Shared Reading Open-endedProblem Solving
Read-Alouds “Go Math” Program
Independent Reading  
Interactive Writing  
Reading Workshop  
Guided Reading  
Writing Workshop  

Social Studies

“Let’s Find Out/Weekly Reader” newspaper, videos, non-fiction literature. We will cover holidays, map skills, safety, transportation, family, school, and neighborhood environments, multiculturalism and citizenship.


We will use newspapers, videos, and non-fiction literature. We will cover plants, animals, weather, seasons, and insects.

Skills taught: Observing, classifying, sorting, measuring, comparing, and drawing conclusions.