October Curriculum

KINDERGARTEN
Reading:              Use a Variety of Genres
Writing:               Personal Narratives
Math:                    Chapter 2 Compare numbers to 5. Count and write numbers 6-9
Social Studies:    Civic Ideals and Practices
Science:                Animals and Plants Grow and Change

1st  Grade
Reading:             Variety of Genres
Writing:              Personal Narratives
Math:                   Addition & Subtraction
Social Studies:   Family History
Science:               Animal Diversity

2nd Grade
Reading:             Personal Narratives
Writing:              Personal Narratives
Math:                   Number Concepts & Numbers to 1,000
Social Studies:   Geography
Science:               Earth Materials

3rd Grade
Reading:             Author Study – Patricia Polacco- Realistic Fiction
Writing:              Personal Narratives
Math:                   Unit 3 Understand Multiplication/ Unit 4 Multiplication Facts and Strategies
Social Studies:   Maps, Symbols of the World Communities, Geography, Humans, and the Environment
Science:
               Matter- What are some of the Properties of matter?

4th Grade
Reading:             Close Reading
Writing:              Personal Narratives
Math:                   Multiplication
Social Studies:   Native Americans and Their Environment
Science:               Interactions of Animals and Plants with Their Environment

5th Grade
Reading:             Infer Meaning of texts
Writing:              Personal Narratives
Math:                   Division Whole Numbers
Social Studies:   Geography and Early People of the Western Hemisphere
Science:               The Nature of Science

February Curriculum

KINDERGARTEN
Reading: Folktales / Superkids Letters U and B
WritingFriendly Letters
Math: Addition
Social Studies: Features of Communities
Science: Exploring Properties

1st  Grade
Reading: Author Study
Writing: Realistic Fiction Stories
Math: Tens and Ones
Social Studies: The Community
Science: Properties of Matter

2nd Grade
Reading: Realistic Fiction
Writing: Realistic Fiction
MathCounting Money
Social Studies: Dutch and English Influences in New York
Science: Forces and Motion: Gravity

3rd Grade
Reading: Determining Importance/Ask and Answer questions to demonstrate understandings
Writing: Responding to Literature/ Short and Extended Responses
Math: Comparing Fractions and Liquid Volume
Social Studies: Unit study of Asia – Identify changes over time that have impacted the people, goods, and ideas of these communities
Science: Simple Machines- study of Forces and Motion

4th Grade
Reading: Determining Importance
Writing: Response to Literature
Math: Fractions and Geometry
Social Studies: Freedom and the New Nation
Science: Properties of Water

5th Grade
Reading: Close Reading of Literacy Texts
Writing: Response to Literature
Math: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions
Social Studies: The Western Hemisphere
Science: Ecosystems

January Curriculum

Kindergarten
Reading: Elements of a Realistic Fiction
Writing: Writing an Opinion Piece about their favorite character, part of a story or book selection
Math: Identify and Describe Three Dimensional Shapes
Social Studies: Geography, Humans and the Environment
Science: Sink or Float

First Grade
Reading: Realistic Fiction
Writing: Realistic Fiction Original Stories
Math: Related Addition and Subtraction Facts
Social Studies: The Community
Science: Properties of Matter

Second Grade
Reading: Realistic Fiction
Writing: Realistic Fiction
Math: Addition and Subtraction
Social Studies: Geography and Communities
Science: Forces and Motion

Third Grade
Reading: Infer meaning of unfamiliar words and Infer with text clues
Writing: Responding to Literature
Math: Division Facts and Understanding Fractions (continuation)
Social Studies: Unit Study of Asia and Middle East
Science: Simple Machines—How do simple machines help us move objects?

Fourth Grade
Reading: Determining Importance
Writing: Response to Literature
Math: Fractions
Social Studies: Freedom and the New Nation
Science: Properties of Water

Fifth Grade
Reading: Close Reading of Literacy Texts
Writing: Reading Response to Literature
Math: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Social Studies: The Western Hemisphere
Science: Exploring Eco Systems

December Curriculum

Kindergarten
Reading: Reading Informational Text
Writing: Non-Fiction Writing
Math: Classify and sort data
Phonics: Recognize letters for i and t using the Superkids Icky and Tic, Tac, Toc
Science: How can matter be described?
Social Studies: Cultural Similarities and Differences

First Grade
Reading: Reading Informational Texts
Writing: Informational Reports
Math: Addition & Subtraction Strategies
Science: Properties of Matter
Social Studies: Cultural Identity

Second grade
Reading: Informational Text
Writing: Informational Writing
Math: Adding and Subtracting 2-digit numbersScience: Plant Life
Social Studies: New York City Over Time

Third grade
Reading: Non-fiction texts, use text features and search tools to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently
Writing: Non-fiction reports, conduct a short research project that builds knowledge about a topic
Math: Division Facts and Strategies
Science: Plant and Animal Adaptations
Social Studies: Africa/Australia- Unit study

Fourth Grade
Reading: Point of View
Writing: Persuasive Opinion
Math: Factors and Fractions
Science: Electricity and Magnetism
Social Studies: Exploration and Colonialism

Fifth Grade
Reading: Close Reading of Nonfiction Historical Fiction texts
Writing: Informational Writing
Math: Dividing Decimals
Science: Earth Science
Social Studies: European Exploration

November Curriculum

Kindergarten
Reading: Informational Text
Writing: Information Text
Math: Identify and describe two dimensional shapes
Science: What are the habitats of plants and animals
Social Studies: Individual Development and Cultural Identity

First Grade
Reading: Informational Text
Writing: Non Fiction
Math:  Subtraction
Science: Properties of Matter
Social Studies: Past and Present

Second grade
Reading: Informational Text
Writing: Informational Reports
Math: Basic Facts & 2-Digit Addition
Science: Animal Classifications
Social Studies: Changes Over Time

Third grade
Reading: Non-fiction and poetry – Merge thinking with new ideas
Writing:  Information/Expository Text
Math:  Multiplication Facts and Strategies/ Begin Division Strategies
Science:  Plant and Animal Adaptations
Social Studies:  Unit Study of Africa and Australia

Fourth Grade
Reading: Point of View
Writing: Persuasive Opinion
Math: Multiplication and Division
Science: Electricity and Magnetism
Social Studies: Colonial and Revolutionary Period

Fifth Grade
Reading: Close Reading of Nonfiction Historical Fiction texts
Writing: Informational Writing
Math: Add/Sub Decimals
Science: Earth Science
Social Studies: European Exploration

October Curriculum

Kindergarten

  • Reading:Using a variety of genres
  • Writing:
  • – Establishing a writing community
  • – Writing Personal Narratives
  • Math:
  • – Compare numbers to 5
  • – Represent, count and write numbers 6-9
  • Science:How do plants and animals grow and change?
  • Social Studies:How do rules affect everyone.

First Grade

  • Reading:Variety of genres
  • Writing:Personal Narratives
  • Math:Addition and Subtraction
  • Science:Living Things Grow and Change
  • Social Studies:Family History

Second Grade

  • Reading: Informational Text
  • Writing: Personal Narratives
  • Math: Numbers to 1,000/Basic Addition & Subtraction Facts
  • Science: Forces in Motion
  • Social Studies:Communities

Third Grade

  • Reading:Monitoring Comprehension and Author Study on Patricia Polacco
  • Writing:Personal Narrative
  • Math:Represent and Interpret Data – Bar graphs, Pictographs and Line Plots
  • Science:Properties of Matter
  • Social Studies:Map Symbols of World Communities and Geography

Fourth Grade

  • Reading:Personal Narrative & Memoir
  • Writing:Personal Narratives
  • Math:Multiplication
  • Science:Plants & Animals
  • Social Studies:Native Americans of New York

Fifth Grade

  • Reading:Fictional Texts
  • Writing:Personal Narratives
  • Math:Division
  • Science:The Scientific Method
  • Social Studies:Geography & Early People of Western Hemisphere

June Curriculum

 Kindergarten

  • Shared Reading: Genre Study
  • Superkids Club: Letters J, X, Y, Z
  • Writer’s Workshop: Opinion Pieces
  • Math: Classifying and Sorting
  • Science: Objects in movement
  • Social Studies: School Neighborhood

 

1st Grade

  • Reading- Fables & Informational Texts
  • Writing- Non-Fiction – Autobiographies
  • Math -Graphs
  • Social Studies- Government Services and Community Leaders
  • Science- Butterflies & The Rain Forest
  • Phonics -Contractions and Inflections

 

2nd Grade

  • Reading: Fables and Folktales
  • Writing: Fiction Writing
  • Math: Geometry & Fraction Concepts
  • Science: The life cycle of a butterfly
  • Social Studies: Rights, Rules and Responsibilities

 

3rd Grade

  • Reading: Author Study/Describe main characters in a story
  • Writing:  Comparing and Contrast most important points and key details
  • Math: Getting Ready for 4th Grade
  • Social Studies:  Unit Study of South America/Caribbean
  • Science:  Energy-How sound travels through solids, liquids and gasses

4th Grade

  • Reading: Determining the theme of Poems
  • Writing: Response to Poetry
  • Math: Preparation for 5th grade topics
  • Science: Review of 4th topics
  • Social Studies: Local and State Governments

5th Grade

  • Reading: Close Reading Narrative Texts
  • Writing: Review Personal Narratives
  • Math: Review Major Areas of Focus, Post May CCLS and preparing for 6th grade
  • Science: Exploring Ecosystems
  • Social Studies: The Western Hemisphere

May Curriculum

Kindergarten

Shared Reading: Author’s Study

Superkids Club: Letters J, X, Y, Z

Writer’s Workshop: Opinion Pieces

Math: Chapter 11-Measurement, Chapter 12-Classify & Sort Data

Science: Life Cycles

Social Studies: The Neighborhood and the People

 

1st Grade

Reading: Folktales & Informational Texts

Math: Two-Dimensional Shapes

Phonics: Review Consonant blends & digraphs

Science: Plants

Social Studies: Citizenship

 

2nd Grade 

Reading: Fables and Folktales

Math: Interpreting Data and Geometry & Fraction Concepts

Writing: Writing Across 2 Texts-Making Comparison

Science: Weather & Seasons

 

3rd Grade 

Social Studies: 3 Branches of Government

Reading:  Determine Importance -Genres: Historical Fiction, Biographies, Non-fiction

Writing:  Poetry

Math: Getting Ready for 4th Grade

Social Studies:  Unit Study of South America/Carribean

Science:  Energy- What are some of the ways that energy can be changed from one form to another?

 

4th Grade 

Reading: Non-Fiction and Informational Texts

Writing: Non-Fiction

Math: Fractions, Decimals, and Measurement

Science: Cumulative Review and Forces of Nature

Social Studies: The New Nation

 

5th Grade 

Reading: Close Reading of Literary Texts

Writing: Responding to Literature

Math: Algebra & Patterns & Graphing

Science: Exploring Ecosystems

Social Studies: The Western Hemisphere

February Curriculum

Kindergarten

  • Shared Reading: Folktales
  • Phonics and Phonemic Awareness:  Introduce US and Letter B
  • Writer’s Workshop: Friendly Letters
  • Character Development: Friendship
  • Math: Represent, Count, and Write 20 and Beyond
  • Science: Staying Healthy
  • Social Studies:  Urban Families

1st Grade

  • Reading: Non-fiction—Biographies and autobiographies
  • Phonics: Long vowel sounds
  • Writing: Completing realistic fiction. Begin personal narrative writing.
  • Science: Healthy habits
  • Social Studies: How has our community changed over time?
  • Math: Place value; Comparing two-digit numbers; Greater or less

2nd Grade

  • Reading: Persuasive Text
  • Writing: Realistic Fiction Writing / Persuasive Writing
  • Math: 3-Digit Addition and Subtraction
  • Science: Staying Healthy
  • Social Studies: Declaration of Independence and From Colonies to States

3rd Grade

  • Reading: Students will focus on story elements, inferences/drawing conclusions through many genres: fiction, fables, myths, and the exemplars.
  • Writing: Persuasive friendly letter and Persuasive essay on visiting a country
  • Math: Compare Fractions and Unit 10-Time, Length, Liquid, Volume and Mass
  • Social Studies: Unit study of Asia/Middle East
  • Science: Simple Machines—How do simple machines help us move objects?

4th Grade

  • Reading: Close reading of Assorted Genres, Summary and Synthesis of Information
  • Writing: Academic Essay Writing and Responses to Literature
  • Math: Fractions and Geometry
  • Science: Properties of Water
  • Social Studies: America’s Colonial and Revolutionary Period

5th Grade

  • Reading: Close Reading
  • Writing: Persuasive Writing Feature Article
  • Math: Multiplication and Division of Fractions
  • Science: Food and Nutrition
  • Social: Latin America

January Curriculum

Kindergarten

• Reading: Realistic Fiction

• Writing: Personal Narratives

• Math: Subtraction

• Science: Landforms

• Social Studies: The Family Structure

• Character Development: Choosing a Peaceful approach to Problem Solving

 

1st grade

• Reading:  Realistic Fiction

• Writing: Realistic Fiction Stories

• Math: Chapter 5

• Science: Weather and Seasons

• Social Studies: The Community

• Phonics: Long vowels

 

2nd grade

• Reading: Realistic Fiction

• Writing: Realistic Fiction Stories

• Math: 2-Digit Subtraction

• Science: Fossils and Dinosaurs

• Social Studies: Colonies to States in the 1700s

 

3rd Grade

• Reading: Non-Fiction, Persuasive texts and Poetry: Students will infer meaning and demonstrate understandings of text.

• Writing: Persuasive Writing – Students will introduce a topic/book directly and state an opinion relative to the topic.

• Math:  Unit 7-Division Facts and Strategies and Unit 8 Understanding Fractions

• Science: Simple Machines

• Social Studies:  Unit study of Asia

 

4th Grade

• Reading: Non-Fiction Genre Unit of Study Determining Importance

• Writing: Persuasive Opinion and Point View

• Math: Fractions – Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication

• Science: Properties of Water

• Social Studies: Colonial and Revolutionary Period

 

5th Grade

• Reading: Close reading of nonfiction scientific texts

• Writing: Persuasive writing: feature article

• Math: Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators

• Science: Food and nutrition

• Social Studies: Latin America