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Kindergarten

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Language Arts K

 

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In this course, students will:

    • Be exposed to a variety of nonfiction and fictional literature including: news articles, biographies, narratives, poems, plays and fantasy stories
    • Develop phonics skills such as: uppercase and lowercase letter recognition, letter and sound correspondence, word blending and strategies for decoding words
    • Engage in comprehension activities during repeated readings of stories by making predictions, questioning and summarizing texts
    • Develop grade-appropriate writing skills for narrative and informational pieces through modeled, shared and independent writing
    • Use leveled readers to align to weekly skills, reinforce high frequency words, develop oral vocabulary, strengthen beginning phonics concepts and increase reading comprehension

     

Materials:

Harcourt: Read-Aloud Anthology
Harcourt: Little Book Collection

Harcourt: Grade K Storytown Practice Book Collection

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 5 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 90-100% of schoolwork.

 

 

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Math K

 

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In this course, students will:

    • Explore the following concepts:
      • Sorting and Classifying
      • Patterns
      • Numbers 0 to 30
      • Geometry and Fractions
      • Money and Time
      • Measurement
      • Data, Graphing and Probability
      • Addition
      • Subtraction
    • Participate in hands-on and interactive activities that reinforce grade-level math concepts such as counting with one to one correspondence, creating pictographs and learning how to tell time to the hour

     

Materials:

Harcourt: Math Readers Kit
Harcourt: Grade K Manipulatives and Workmats
Harcourt: Grade K Math Practice Workbook
Harcourt: Grade K Math Student Edition
Math Resource Packet

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 5 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 90-100% of schoolwork.

 

 

 

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Social Studies K

 

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In this course, students will:

  • Develop their understanding of the six themes of Social Studies: Who We Are, Communities, Work, Our Earth, The USA and Family Stories
  • Use online resources to re-teach, reinforce and extend unit topics

 

Materials:

Scott Foresman: Social Studies K Workbook

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 5 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 90-100% of schoolwork.

 

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Science K

 

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In this course, students will:

  • Explore the following units and topics of Science:
    • Life Science – Plants, Animals and their Environments
    • Earth Science – Land, Water, Weather and Sun
    • Physical Science – Senses, Sorting Objects, Matter, Sound and Movement
  • Participate in hands-on experiments that support lesson concepts such as observing plant growth, modeling animal body structure, exploring the five senses and using online resources for conceptual understanding

 

Materials:

Houghton Mifflin: Science K Notebook
Houghton Mifflin: Science K Independent Unit Books
Houghton Mifflin: Science K Pupil Edition

Grade K Science Kit

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 5 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 90-100% of schoolwork.

 

 

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All About Me!

 

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In this course, students will:

  • Show progress in their social and emotional development including self-identity, self-control and self-reliance
  • Engage in activities to develop abilities to reason, manage conflict and accept responsibility for behavior
  • Explore and learn from the environment through a variety of experiences that engage student initiative, creativity and curiosity
  • Strengthen social interaction skills such as taking turns, making friends, using manners, engaging with other children and respecting others’ feelings and rights
  • Participate in a home and school community that links parents, teachers and students through the sharing of information about the child, family and school culture

 

Materials:

Teacher Developed

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 5 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 90-100% of schoolwork.

 

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Art & Music K-1

 

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Art

  • Initiate curiosity and engagement in learning about Art materials, techniques and processes
  • Use Art materials in a safe and responsible manner
  • Create Art work through color, line, shape and texture
  • Use decision making and problem solving skills in the creation of Art work
  • Understand geometric shapes
  • Be introduced to several famous artists and their works
  • Begin to understand aesthetics and to respect varying opinions
  • Understand that many artists are leaders and that artists contribute to the world in many ways

 

Music

  • Sing along with folk songs
  • Listen actively to different genres of music
  • Understand musical concepts such as high and low, loud and soft, fast and slow and long and short
  • Respond to music through movement
  • Experience rhythms through body percussion
  • Become familiar with instruments and their different tone colors
  • Begin to use and interpret iconic symbols for musical concepts

         
Art and Music K-1 is a multi-age curriculum spanning two grade levels.

 

Materials:

Art Kit

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 5 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 90-100% of schoolwork.

 

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Health, Safety & PE K-1

 

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In this course, students will:

  • Begin to understand the concept of growth
  • Begin to develop an awareness of the main components of a healthy diet
  • Identify types and causes of common health problems of children
  • Keep a Weekly Activity Journal
  • Be introduced to locomotor/non-locomotor skills
  • Be introduced to manipulatives
  • Be introduced to fitness for health
  • Be introduced to social/emotional skills in a PE setting

 

All course work is aligned to the Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards in Health, Safety and Physical Education. 

 

Health, Safety and PE K-1 is a multi-age curriculum spanning two grade levels.

 

Materials:

Strength Band
Jump Rope
www.brainpopjr.com

www.kidshealth.org

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 5 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 90-100% of schoolwork.

 

 

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Exploring Spanish K-1

(optional)

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This is a two-year rotation course, offered as an enrichment option, to expose students at an early age to the Spanish language and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.

 

In this course, students will:

  • Be introduced to the Spanish language
  • Begin to learn the sound system of the language
  • Learn basic vocabulary such as greetings, colors, food, and family
  • Be introduced to the cultures of the Spanish speaking countries
  • Learn language through song, video, interactive websites, and more

 

In order to be considered for enrollment, students must be functioning on or above grade level in Language Arts.

 

Materials:

Interactive websites
Teacher developed glossary

Audio and video lesson components

Home Facilitator Involvement Level: 5 (click here for levels) Assistance is required for 90-100% of schoolwork.

Prerequisite: Guidance or Teacher Recommendation

 

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