STANDARDS and planning
Standards are an important part of public education. Standards state the areas a teacher should teach in a particular grade and the knowledge a student should achieve. No standards are ever perfect, but they strive to prepare our students for the best outcome. Idaho abides by Common Core for Literacy and Math. Idaho also has Science and Social Studies standards for each grade. Please read below how our classroom plans to achieve these standards this year. Please contact me if you want more details for each area.
Our district uses the reading curriculum called Journeys! We will be using various elements from this curriculum along with the stories. We will also use a variety of other rich books such as chapter books and non-fiction books to assist in covering the Kindergarten Reading standards.
To develop writing we will the writing standards. Students will learn various language standards to prepare for writing pieces. As langauge skills develop in writing students will began writing Narrative, Expository, and Opinion writes. Also Handwriting will be taught through Handwriting without Tears. Speaking standards will be met throughout all areas.
SPEAKING and LISTENING
Throughout each area speaking and listening skills will be developed. Students will participate in a variety of group configurations: partners and small groups. They will speak and listen to others as they share in learning and ideas
We will begin our year with number recognition and one-to-one correspondence. We will then move on to our district math curriculum, DMTI Modules. These modules include 8 Units and cover all the Math Standards. Click below to view each area of Math standards.
COUNTING AND CARDINALITY
OPERATIONS AND ALGEBRAIC THINKING
NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS
MEASUREMENT & DATA
Science focus will align with our reading series. Each moth will have a specific focus and will have an experimental, hands-on lesson to support Idaho 3rd grade Science Standards. These are newly adopted standards and closely align with the NGSS (National Science Standards). Many writing standards will also be met through observations and journal writes.
Apple Plant Cycle
October: Five Senses/Leaves/Pumpkins
December: Frosty Experiment
Lady Bugs/Egg Experiment/Butterflies
Social Studies focus will be aligned with our reading series. Each month will have a specific focus in order to meet Idaho Kindergarten Social Studies standards. Also many literacy standards will be met through social studies both informational text and writing.
November: Thanksgiving History
February: USA symbols
March: Money/Jobs /Dr. Suess
April/May: Mother's Day
SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS