English language Arts

Language, Reading and Literature, Composition, Media

  • Listening and communicating in group discussions
  • Using a dictionary
  • Identifying parts of a book: title, author, and table of contents of a book
  • Word attack skills to decode new words
  • Identify base words and suffixes (look, looks, looking, looked)
  • Fluent reading to understand main idea and details
  • Making predictions about a story read using prior knowledge, text, and pictures
  • Retelling a story with beginning, middle, and end
  • Various forms of literature (genre): fiction, non-fiction, poetry
  • Identifying character, plots and settings of a story
  • Rhyme and rhythm of poetry
  • Dialogue in text
  • Various types of language in plays, stories, and poems
  • Antonyms and synonyms
  • Identifying words with multiple meanings (rock, saw)
  • Sequencing stories when writing
  • Using correct grammar, spelling, and capitalization to write a complete sentence
  • Print upper and lower case letters legibly

History and Social Science

History, Geography, Civics and Government Economics

  • National holidays
  • National symbols: Statue of Liberty , Liberty Bell, Bald Eagle, The White House
  • Identifying famous Americans: presidents, legendary and folk heroes
  • Economics: goods and services, needs and wants
  • Basic landforms in geography
  • Basic map skills (identifying Massachusetts on the map)

Science and Technology Engineering

Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science

  • Characteristics of plants
  • Animal characteristics: life cycles, habitats and heredity
  • States of Matter (solid, liquid, gas)
  • Seasons, phases of the moon, and weather change

Number Sense, Patterns and Relations, Geometry and Measurement, Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability

  • Place value to 100
  • Reading and writing up to 3-digit numbers
  • Using symbols (=, >, < ) in number stories
  • Adding and subtracting facts to 10
  • Odd and even numbers
  • The values of a collection of coins
  • Polygons and their characteristics
  • Characteristics of 2 and 3-dimensional shapes
  • Symmetry in 2-dimensional shapes
  • Skip counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Basic concepts of patterns
  • Telling time to the half hour
  • Metric and customary measurement (yard, meter)
  • Graphs using tally marks, plot line graphs, and pictographs
  • Estimation
  • Drawing conclusions based on data collection
  • Probability

Physical Education/Health and Wellness

Basic movement skills are presented to all students as they increase their awareness of eye-hand coordination. Students are introduced to the organization of games and rules of fair play.

All students are provided instruction in personal health, functions of bones and muscles and the five senses. Instruction in good nutrition, healthy food choices, germs and diseases is provided along with rules of safety and injury prevention.


Students continue to practice previous skills while learning repeated patterns, long and short sounds, repeated movements and instrumental families. Musical themes will integrate patriotic, holiday, seasonal, folk tale, and multicultural songs.


Students will learn art related vocabulary while continuing an exposure to the elements of design. They will also learn about shape and form with a concept of pattern and symmetry along with an improvement of motor skills and manipulation of materials.


Students study various types of literature, such as fairy tales and folk tales. Students learn about various parts of a book.