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Integrated Reading & Language Arts

Students will:

  • identify and use rhyming words
  • recognize and use consonants and selected consonant blends and digraphs
  • recognize and use long, short, and selected variant vowel sounds and diphthongs
  • identify, form, and use compound words and contractions
  • make, confirm, and revise predictions
  • make inferences
  • identify main ideas and details
  • recognize cause and effect
  • sequence events
  • compare and contrast
  • distinguish between fantasy and reality fiction
  • integrate information from more than one text
  • identify the literary elements of character, plot, and setting
  • make transition from temporary spelling to conventional spelling
  • read and write narrative, descriptive, and informative modes of writing
  • listen to, read and enjoy poetry
  • write in response to reading
  • use the conventions of language – grammar (sentences), usage (nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs), and mechanics (punctuation and capitalization)
  • use manuscript handwriting
  • demonstrate active listening, speaking, and viewing skills
  • use research and study skills
  • write a series of simple, clearly stated ideas on a topic
  • capitalize proper nouns, first words in sentences, and pronouns
  • use end marks, commas, and apostrophes
  • distinguish between a sentence and a fragment
  • use correct subject and verb agreement
  • use nouns, pronouns, verbs, and adjectives
  • practice manuscript penmanship skills
  • maintain a writing journal

Mathematics

Students will:

  • create number bonds for numbers to 100
  • add and subtract numbers to 100
  • explore plane and solid shapes; make pictures and models with plane and solid shapes
  • use ordinals and position words to tell order and position
  • compare heights and lengths of more than two things, including using a start line
  • measure length of objects using units
  • compare and find weights of objects using units
  • collect data to create a picture graph, tally chart of bar graph
  • use mental math strategies to add and subtract
  • identify and extend growing and repeating patterns
  • use a calendar to know days of week, months and season of year; write data
  • tell time to the hour and half hour
  • know the penny, nickel, dime, and quarter
  • skip-count to find the value of a group of coins or different coins
  • exchange one coin for a set of coins of equal value
  • count, add, and subtract money
  • use manipulatives and place value to count, compare, order and make number patterns to 120

Science

Students will:

  • recognize the various stages and complete metamorphosis
  • observe the behaviors of a variety of insects
  • observe, describe and sort materials based on properties
  • observe the similarities and difference between the stages of an insect's life cycle
  • recognize differences between solids and liquids
  • list the four steps in recycling various materials and relate this to their own environment
  • discover which materials will decompose naturally
  • communicate their scientific observations and comparisons
  • acquire and use a science vocabulary
  • provide for the needs of insects (air, food, water, space)
  • combine and separate solids of different particle sizes
  • observe and describe what happened when solids & other liquids are mixed with water
  • observe and compare physical properties of rocks, solids, pebbles, gravel, sand, silt, clay
  • explore places where earth materials are naturally found and ways earth materials are used.

Social Studies

Students will:

  • use concepts of location, distance and direction to describe places
  • interpret and accurately label a map
  • recognize that human and physical characteristics help define a place
  • identify unifying geographic characteristics of a region and explain how regions change
  • describe ways in which people depend on and alter their physical environment
  • illustrate examples of how humans have adapted to their physical environment
  • recognize continents and oceans on a world map
  • evaluate the characteristics of renewable, non-renewable and flow resources
  • describe what is gained and what is given up when a choice is made
  • describe the value of saving
  • identify various goods and services found in the community
  • identify the presence of imported goods in their home and community
  • describe the process of how goods are brought to market
  • explain why most societies depend on money

Technology

Students will:

  • learn how to log on and log off the computer
  • demonstrate a functional knowledge of the keyboard
  • use the mouse to highlight and select certain sections of text
  • navigate through a document using the scroll bars, arrow keys, and mouse
  • learn to format the text properties of font, size, and style
  • use drawing tools
  • insert graphics
  • learn to print and save
  • use CD-ROMs and laser discs/DVDs
  • open an Internet browser
  • enter a known web address and reach the site
  • learn why the school’s computers are restricted and filtered
  • notify the teacher if inappropriate items appear on the monitor
  • learn how to care for the computer and its accessories
  • develop an awareness of privacy/confidentiality issues associated with computer use
  • be assessed on the ability to create a document that contains graphics and text that are formatted, saved, and printed

Health

Students will:

  • understand the role of daily grooming
  • understand the importance of eating a good breakfast
  • understand the function of various kinds of teeth
  • understand the role of exercise as related to an efficient functioning body
  • identify ways of dealing with problems and generate alternatives when confronted with making a decision

Library

Students will:

  • select fiction and nonfiction literature related to the curriculum and personal interests
  • recognize the need for information and formulate questions based on information needs
  • begin to organize information for problem solving and practical applications
  • develop an appreciation for creative expression
  • respond to literature in a variety of formats
  • participate in group projects to pursue information
  • observe the use of technology as a means to locate information
  • use the “Super 3” pathway of “Plan, Do, Review” to find information
  • demonstrate emergent note taking skills during writing success
  • identify parts of a book as an aid to reading across the curriculum

Art

Students will:

identify visual elements such as lines, colors, shapes, textures and their sensory qualities

  • develop perceptual skills and vocabulary through a variety of art activities
  • create art based on imagination, personal interpretations of nature, familiar places, and activities with family or friends
  • acquire basic skills in using media for drawing, painting, collage and three-dimensional works of art
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Pittsburgh, PA 15229
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