November 17
b - Fall 2017 Newsletter
Reading Goals

“With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.”

“Read common high frequency words by sight.”

Reading Benchmarks

“Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.”

“Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory text in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.”


“Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less that, or equal to the number of objects in another group.”

“When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one, and only one number name, and each number name with one, and only one object.”



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.