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This year's curriculum includes. . .


  • Recognizing and naming 26 uppercase and 26 lowercase letters
  • Knowing sounds for all 26 letters
  • Producing rhyming words
  • Segmenting and blending consonant-vowel-consonant (CVC) words
  • Decoding and recognizing first 25 sight words
  • Working on fluency and expression
  • Checking for understanding of the story/text to build comprehension
  • Reading a variety of text
  • Expressing ideas with others


  • Using pictures to tell stories
  • Labeling pictures with salient sounds
  • Stretching words to hear beginning, middle, and ending sounds
  • Writing for a variety of purposes
  • Applying knowledge of structures and conventions 
  • Writing and revising independently
  • Forming letters to make writing readable (Handwriting Without Tears)

Word Work

  • Recognizing syllables
  • Isolating beginning sounds
  • Segmenting and blending words
  • Rhyming words
  • Learning word families
  • Working on basic conventions: capitalization and punctuation


  • Recognizing numerals 1-30
  • Identifying arrays to 10
  • Add and subtract within 10
  • 2-D and 3-D shapes 
  • Understand the relationship of addition and subtraction

Social Studies

  • Citizenship
  • U.S. Symbols, icons, and traditions
  • Geography
  • Calendars
  • Life long ago and today
  • Community Helpers


  • Trees
  • Wood and Paper
  • Animals