Belmont Day Curriculum Scope and Sequence

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BELMONT DAY CURRICULUM Scope and Sequence

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BELMONT DAY

Scope and Sequence

Curriculum
October 2022

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

• Learn initials

• Make a book by dictating or illustrating events

• Daily read aloud

• Reading books to highlight how to solve a problem

• Make connections between self, text, and experiences

• Use the cover of a book to gain information

• Read how-to books, nonfiction, collection texts

• Learning sounds to their names

KINDERGARTEN

• Use letters and words to add meaningful labels to pictures

• Represent beginning, middle, and end sounds in words

• Begin to write simple sentences that include high-frequency words and CVC words

• Follow capitalization and spacing conventions when writing

• Add punctuation to the end of a simple sentence

• Daily read alounds

• Follow words correctly on a page

• Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language

• Understand that words are separated by spaces

• Ask questions about a text with support

• Identify main topic and details of a text with support

• Describe character connections with support

• Sight words

• Read early emergent reader texts

• Recognize uppercase and lowercase letters

• Syllable segmentation

• Rhyme

• Phonemic blending (CVC words)

GRADE 1

• Accurate use of upper and lowercase letters and punctuation

• Conventional spelling of high-frequency words and words with explicitly taught phonetic structures

• Write simple sentences on multiple pages about one topic

• Correspondence letter writing and using conventional letter and envelope writing structure

• Personal narrative writing

• Use of the writing process: brainstorm, draft, write, revise, edit, and publish their writing

• Daily read aloud

• Sight words

• Isolate words into sounds

• Recognize names of uppercase and lowercase letters

• Apply appropriate phonics and word analysis

• Decode and encode short vowel words

• Consonant digraphs and blends

• Glued endings

GRADE 2

• Recognize main character, character development, and traits

• Empathize with characters

• Predict character behavior and story ending

• Recognize the problem of a story and most important details

• Recognize patterns of action

• Identify setting

• Notice passing of time in a story

• Understand the relationship between different elements of a story including characters and plot

• Notice important information in art and the relationship between art and words

• Identify main idea and what a writer is trying to say

• Notice figurative, alliterative, and surprising language

• Notice words effect on meaning

• Identify point of view and different perspectives

• Understand structure of a text

• Short vowels and closed syllables

• Weekly sight words

• Decode and encode short vowel sounds

ENGLISH WRITING READING

GRADE 6

• Literary analysis

• Analytical paragraphs

• Graphic storytelling

• Creative writing: Tall tales and a Coming of Age Story

• Reflection of prompt in a writer’s notebook

• Persuasive Writing

• Independent reading—students learn to choose appropriate level books that interest them

• Genres: dystopian novels, tall tales, graphic storytelling, short stories, realistic fiction, oral storytelling

• Students read books of each genre and spend time learning the different characteristics of that genre

• Silent Discussions— exploration of visual content

• Sharing student work in discussions

• Generate roles for student led discussions

• Oral storytelling

• Live performances of original work

GRADE 7

• Summarizing a text in paragraph form

• Building on literary analysis skills

• Symbolic Analysis, language study

• Analytical writing

• Flexibly writing options such as, creative response, hands on project design, character analysis, etc.

• Creative writing

• Independent reading—students learn to choose appropriate level books that interest them

• Genres: allegory, fiction, creative nonfiction and narrative, graphic novel, fiction and LGBTQ+, Shakespeare

• Students read books of each genre and spend time learning the different characteristics of that genre

• NoRedInk

• Wordly Wise

• Students continue to develop engaging discussion strategies that do not involve the teacher as the primary source of questions and answers

• Students work on sustained Harkness discussions supported by materials

GRADE 8

• Summary paragraph

• Non-fiction analysis, paragraph response/response essay

• Poetry writing

• Literary analysis essay

• Creative writing: vignettes

• Genres: nonfiction text reading, poetrty, novel in verse, coming of age, fiction, vignette, Shakespeare

• Active reading annotations, read alouds, reading comprehension and strategies for text performance, textto-text and text-toworld connections

• NoRedInk

• Wordly Wise

• Think, pair, share

• Small group discussions

• Harkness discussions

• Learning how to discuss tough topics: name our assumptions, avoid sweeping generalizations

• Poetry memorization/ recitation

• General discuss habits: share airtime, challange ideas not people, listen to understand, add to other’s ideas, use evidence

ENGLISH WRITING READING GRAMMAR VOCABULARY DISCUSSION
NoRedInk
Wordly Wise 3000 Level 7
Student-led discussions

FOCUS

GRADE 3

• Vocabulary strategies

• Reading comprehension strategies - making inferences, finding the main idea, taking notes

• Identifying: parts of a sentence and paragraph

• Writing a paragraph using a graphic organizer

• Adding details to writing

• Sequencing ideas

• Editing and revising writing with a checklist

• Mental math strategies for all four operations

• Regrouping - adding and subtracting with multidigit numbers

• Strategies for dividing

• Fraction practicecomparing, finding equivalent fractions

• Creating a model for word problems

• Starting work independently

• Asking questions

• Following multi-step directions

• Estimating the time needed to complete a task

• Organize materials using categories and color

• Putting materials away

• Checking work before turning it in

GRADE 4

• Vocabulary strategies

• Reading comprehension strategies - making inferences, finding the main idea, taking notes

• Identifying: parts of a sentence and paragraph

• Writing a paragraph using a graphic organizer

• Adding details to writing

• Sequencing ideas

• Editing and revising writing with a checklist

• Mental math strategies for all four operations

• Regrouping - adding and subtracting with multidigit numbers

• Dividing with partiant quotients - long and short division

• Fraction practiceequivalent fractions, adding and subtracting with unlike denominators

• Area and perimeter

• Identifying types of triangles, angles, and quadrilaterals

• Place value through the hundreths place - adding and subtracting

• Creating a model for multi-step word problem

• Starting work independently

• Asking questions

• Following multi-step directions

• Estimating the time needed to complete a task

• Organize materials using categories and color

• Putting materials away

• Checking work before turning it in

• Complete HW or projects using a plan

• Check and respond to email

• Create and name a google document and share it

• Turning work in on Google classroom

READING WRITING MATH EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

FOCUS

GRADE 5

• Vocabulary strategies

• Reading strategiesmaking inferences, finding the main idea and supporting details, drawing conclusions, identifying evidence

• Taking notes

• Summarizing or paraphrasing a paragraph, short passage, or chapter

• Writing a paragraph using a graphic organizer

• Write a multi-paragraph essay

• Adding details to writing

• Sequencing ideas

• Appropriately quote and cite a source

• Edit and revise writing using a checklist

• Mental math strategies for all four operations

• Regrouping - adding and subtracting with multidigit numbers

• Dividing with partiant quotients - long and short division

• Multiplication strategies for multi-digit numbersbox method, break apart, standard algorithm

• Fraction practiceequivalent fractions, adding and subtracting with unlike denominators, multiply and divide fractions

• Volume and surface area

• Line plots and graphs

• Place value up to the thousandths place - use all four operations with decimals

• Ratios and rates

• Percentage - connection to decimals and fractions

• Create a model for a multi-step word problem

• Starting work independently

• Asking questions

• Following multi-step directions

• Estimating the time needed to complete a task

• Organize materials using categories and color

• Putting materials away

• Checking work before turning it in

• Complete homework or projects using a plan

• Check and respond to email

• Create and name a Google document and share it

• Turning work in on Google Classroom

• Take home materials and bring them back

• Organize emails into folders and delete emails

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Learning specialist meets regularly with each of the core content teachers to determine what skills are coming up in their classes and what students would benefit from previewing and reviewing. The content areas that we spend time on during Focus will change throughout the year to mirror what students are doing in their classes and provide review on what is most relevant to students at that time.

• Note taking—how to take notes, how to use and review notes

• Working and long term memory skills—what are they, how can we transfer to our long term memory, how to strengthen our memory

• Backwards planning and visualizing for an assignment

• Material organization

• Organization of time to complete work—creating a block schedule, planning ahead for assignments

• Studying—how to use notes, study strategies

• Procrastination—what is it and how to tackle it

• How do sleep and food impact the brain and learning

READING WRITING MATH EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ACTIVITIES AND SKILLS

• Locomotor skills, jump rope, hula-hoops, kicking skills, yoga/mindfulness, throwing and catching, sledding and scooter games, pillo polo skills, net games, partner games, group games

• Development of balance, hand-eye coordination, jumping, kicking, strength, flexibility, aiming, dribbling, passing

KINDERGARTEN

• Locomotor skills, jump rope, hula-hoops, kicking skills, yoga/mindfulness, throwing and catching, sledding and scooter games, pillo polo skills, net games, partner games, group games

• Continue development of balance, hand-eye coordination, jumping, kicking, strength, flexibility, aiming, dribbling, passing

GRADE 1

• Hula hoops, parkour, throwing and catching, soccer/kicking, tag unit, jump rope, basketball, sledding, traverse wall, floor hockey, qidditch, orienteering, track/field, frisbee

• Continue development of hand-eye coordination, kicking, jumping, chase/tag, aiming, throwing, rolling, dribbling, passing, shooting, stretching, spacial vocabularly

GRADE 2

• Hula hoops, parkour, throwing and catching, soccer/kicking, tag unit, jump rope, basketball, sledding, traverse wall, floor hockey, qidditch, orienteering, track/field, frisbee, outdoor adventures

• Continue development of hand-eye coordination, kicking, jumping, chase/tag, aiming, throwing, rolling, dribbling, passing, shooting, stretching, spacial vocabularly, stamina

GRADE 3

• Hula hoops, parkour, throwing and catching, soccer/kicking, tag unit, jump rope, basketball, sledding, traverse wall, floor hockey, qidditch, orienteering, track/field, frisbee, outdoor adventures

• Continue development of hand-eye coordination, kicking, jumping, chase/tag, aiming, throwing, rolling, dribbling, passing, shooting, stretching, spacial vocabularly, stamina, tracking and shelter building

GRADE 4

• Partner game review, team building games, tag, flag football, soccer, jump rope, basketball, sledding, volleyball, badminton, pillo polo, frisbee, outdoor adventures, track and field, Greek Olympics, lacrosse, tennis

• Continue development of running, throwing, catching, team communication, kicking, footwork skills, arm strength, hand-eye coordination, aerobic and anaerobic workouts, stamina, agility, dribbling, passing, defending, balance, risk assessment, training circuits, bumping, setting, serving, lacross stick skills, tracking and shelter-building, stretching, field events, traditional Greek games, agility, reflex training

GRADE 5

• Cross country, field hockey, soccer, flag football, outdoor adventures, basketball, volleyball, fencing, wrestling, crossfit training, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, ultimate frisbee,

• Continue development of running, throwing, catching, team communication, kicking, footwork skills, arm strength, hand-eye coordination, aerobic and anaerobic workouts, stamina, agility, dribbling, passing, defending, balance, risk assessment, training circuits, bumping, setting, serving, lacross stick skills, tracking and shelter-building, stretching, field events, traditional Greek games, agility, reflex training, grapple/ takedown/counter, spin biking, climbing

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

• Local weather

• Investigation of 5 senses—sounds made by different objects and materials

• Use 5 senses to gather information

• Woodland walks— how local environments provide homes for different living things

• Observe and clasify non-living thingss

• Insects and plants

• Properties of materials

• Differences between liquids and solids

• Tools and simple machines

• Sculpture, balance, stability, motion

• Natural vs. manmade objects

KINDERGARTEN

• Types of weather and weather predictions

• Pumpkins—plant life cycle

• Chicks— life of a chick, parts of an egg, chick body parts

• Butterfly body parts, life cycle of a butterly, metamorphosis

GRADE 1

• Weather—clouds, storms, rain, snow, tempurature

• Rocks and minerals

• Fossils and mining

• Nutrition

• Five food groups

• Digestive system, importance of water

• Making food choices

GRADE 2

• Water cycle

• Plants, animals, and organisms— chacteristicsm, impact of environmental changes, behaviors, life cycles, habitats, endangered species

• Scientific method to collect and record data

• States of matter

• Surface tension, buoyancy, displacement of water

• Manmade and natural materials used to create simple structures

GRADE 3

GRADE 4

• Constellations in relation to Greek mythology

• Ecosystems and biomes

• Characteristics of animals and animal adaptions

• Plant growth—seeds, root, stem, leaf

• Flowering plants— identify parts of a flower, plant and track growth of a flower

• Comparing mass, and volume

• Oil spil clean up

• Engineering design process and the scientific method

• Different types of scientists

• Human body parts as tools

GRADE 5

• Skeletal and muscular system

Digestive system

Circulatory system

Brain and memory

Reproductive system

Nervous system and neurodiversity

Respiratory system

• Light—visible spectrum, prisms, reflection

• Hen mummification

• Oil spil clean up

• Pyramid project—build scale model pyramids based on pyramids built in Ancient Egypt

SCIENCE EARTH AND SPACE LIFE SCIENCE •BIOLOGY• PHYSICAL SCIENCE •CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS• TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING

GRADE

• Seasons

• Phases of the moon

• Solar system

• Stars and their life cycles

• Space exploration: constellations, black holes

• Water cycle, systems, and purification

GRADE

GRADE

• Taxonomic classificationcharacteristics of organisms

• Cell theory, structure, and functions

• Motosis and DNA structure

• Photosynthesis and respiration

• Ecosystem organization

• Cycles of matter

• Ecosystems and biomes

• Food chains

Evolution

• Human impact on ecosystems

• Asexual and sexual reproduction

• Meiosis

• Parts of the flower, seed and pollen dispersal

• Basic Mendelian Genetics and Punnett Squares

• Current topics in genetics

• Structure of an atom

• Static electricity and electrons

• Circuits

• Magents

• Newton’s Law of Motion

• Forces

• Simple machines

• Refraction

• Types of lenses

• Real image and virtual image

• Microscopes

• Parts of the eye and signtedness

• Solar cars

• Designing and building switches

• Lab equipment

• Scientific notation

• Measurment and significant digits

• Metric system

• Matter: classification, properties, states, and changes

• Energy heat and tempurature

• Periodic table structure

• Atomic structure

• Characteristics of metals, non-metals, and metalloids

• Bohr and Lewis Dot Diagrams

• Chemical formulas

• Ionic, covalent, and metallic bonding

• Balancing equations

• Chemical Reactions

• Law of Conservation of Mass

• Exothermic and endothermic reactions

• Rate of reactions

SCIENCE EARTH AND SPACE LIFE SCIENCE •BIOLOGY• PHYSICAL SCIENCE •CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS• TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING
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7
8

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

KINDERGARTEN

GRADE 1

STUDY

• Communication skills through

• Community and

• Identity - family, who am I

STUDIES

interaction

play

GRADE 2

• Civic engagement—values, elections, and voting

• Traditions—family traditions, traditions around the world

• Activism

• Agency—how to use your voice

• Research and using a database and text

• Presenting in front of the class

• Critical thinking and problem solving

• Learn about endangered animals and habitats

• Use flags and maps to identify locations and where food comes from

GRADE 3

• Mapping

• Local government and communities: role of citizens, government, economics, taxes, voting

• Women’s suffrage in the US and women’s rights around the world

• US regions and states: state project

GRADE 4

• Overview of the ancient world

• Mapping the ancient world

• Deep dive into Egypt and Greece

• Learning about cultures through mythology and story

• Ancient architectural marvels in the age of simple machines

• Governments and social structures

• Research skills

• Presentation skills

• Map and timeline skills

• Exploration of how and why cultures are represented in books and museums

GRADE 5

• Identity—anti-bias, diversity, and social justice

• The Great Migration

• Immigration: Ellis Island, Angel Island

• Vietnam war and immigration

• Great Depression and Mexican immigration

GRADE 6

• World religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism

• Concepts of race and identity

• Civil Rights Movement: 1950s and 1960s, segregation, civics and structure of government

• Civil Rights connections with current events

GRADE 7

• History of agriculture and ancient food systems

• Food justice problems, sustainable food solutions, research of the historical treatment of a group of people in the world of agriculture

• Westward Expansion: compare and contract aspects of culture, evaluate how data and experiences are different among different people, primary and secondary sources, impact of values, beliefs, and institutions of people, factors of migrations, analyze conditions, actions, and motivations that contribute to conflict and cooperations among groups and nations

• Analyze maps to interpret relationships among geographic factors and historical events

• Science and technology’s impact on people’s lives, society, and places today and in the past

• Africa’s geography: the 5 regions—physical features and climate zones

• Evolution of humans and migration of homo sapiens

• European colonization of Africa and enslavement

• Current affairs of Africa

• Study of a country in Africa

GRADE 8

• The US Constitution—purpose and origin, amendments, three branches of government

• US Civil War

• Reconstruction period of US history

• Reparations around the world

• Study of current positive change makers in the world

• Research of Capstone topic—learning how to find credible sources and extract information

SOCIAL
TOPICS OF
Names
social
and
community helpers

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

LOWER

• Greetings

• Numbers 1-10

KINDERGARTEN

GRADE 1

GRADE 2

GRADE 3

GRADE

GRADE

FRENCH

• Vocabulary: feelings, foods, body parts, size, shape, color, movement

• Vocabulary: farm animals, vegetables, colors

• Numbers 1-20

• Vocabulary: Greetings, feelings and moods, weather, shapes, colors, winter activities, body parts, animals, poems, French vowels

• Conjugate

• Class command verbs

• Numbers 1-20: count and read

• Vocabulary: feelings, days of the week, weather review, colors, rhymes

• Memorize and sing a song

• Use French Sign Language

• Create sentences written and oral sentences

• Vocabulary: adjectives to describe people, numbers through 69, feelings, days of the week, colors, animals, food, weather, clothes, winter activities, spring vocabulary

• Greeting other people, introducing yourself, and asking someone’s name

• Tell how I feel, ask how someone else feels

• Tell the date

• Memorize a poem

• French geographical features

• Alphabet

• French influence in the USA - Louisianna Purchase

• Prepositions

• Combine sentence starters and endings

• Agreement in gender and number

• Singular and plurual nouns

• Count to 100

• Use French alphabet

• Greet someone—tell/ask name, age, feelings

• Subject-verb and noun-adjective agreement

• Daily routine words, telling time, military times

• Develop syntax, pronounciation, reading rules

• Months of the year

• French traditions

• Recipes and food, vocabulary

• Geography—countries surrounding France

• Paris landmarks

• Earth and climate vocabulary

• Possessive adjectives and noun gender

• Sports, physical descriptions, moral traits

CULTURE,

• What is language, how is it aquired, where does it begin

• Research of different cultures

• Exploration of Spanish, French, and Latin

SCHOOL
4
5
LANGUAGE,
COMMUNITY

GRADE 6 FRENCH

• Vocabulary: greetings, numbers 1-30, classroom objects, expressions, school subjects, days of the week, time, likes and dislikes, sports/activity verbs, adverbs, conjunctions, physical descriptions and personality traits, family and pets

• Grammar: subject/verbs, subject/pronouns, nonbinary language, indefinite article, plural nouns, verb negation, definite articles, conjunctions, irregular plurals, contractions, adjective agreement, possessive adjectives

• Culture: gestures, personal space, formal vs. informal situations, French vs. American symbols, French schools and vacation, French teens and their habits, French Caribbean, Louisiana Cajun music, French poetry

SPANISH

GRADE 6 SPANISH

• Vocabulary: people, family, characteristics (physical and personality), feelings, community terms, household terms, activities and expressions

• Grammar: personal pronouns, adjectives/ gender/number agreement, form questions, nouns/genger/number/articles

• Culture: Mexican geography and culture, artists, multigenerational families, Day of the Dead, Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

• Write complete sentences and paragraphs in Spanish

• Hispanic Heritage Month

• Spanish-speaking countries

• Spelling and pronunciation

• Greetings, classroom items, useful classroom phrases and questions

GRADE 6 LATIN

• Vocabulary: names, greetings, family, activites, clothing, meals, stage 1-9 vocabulary words

• Grammar: recognize syntax patterns, cognates, and derivatives of all vocabularly, identify parts of speech, nominative, accusative, and dative case, declension system, imperfect and perfect tense

• Culture: daily lives of Roman children, Pompeii culture, Roman birth and death rituals and rite of passage ceremonies, Roman Forum, Roman signet ring, theater in cultural and social life in Rome/ Pompeii, slavery in the ancient world

• Understand and translate sentences and questions 15-30 lines of texts

GRADE 7 FRENCH

• Communicate about content, in French through conversation and writing

• Connections between French and US schools

• Letter exchange with penpals in France

• Poetry—study, understand, illustrate, recite French poetry

• Music—frequent exposure to French music

• Democratic Republic of Congo and Martinique

• Geography - basics of the map of France and surrounding countries and bodies of water

• Get to know people in the BDS community, conduct interviews, and report on information

• Breakfast foods and French cafes, nutrition

• Review of -er verbs, adjective agreement

• Question words, adverbs

• Articles, partitive, ir verbs, introduction to passé composé

GRADE 8 FRENCH

• Communicate about content, in French through conversation and writing

• Grammar: Review of present, passé composé of regular and irregular verbs, demonstrative and interrogative adjectives, adjective placement and agreement, new irregular verbs, introduction to reflexive verbs, introduction to imparfait

• Letter exchange with French penpal

• Clothing, personal style, shopping

• Life at home—chores, routines, rooms, neighbors

• City living—locations, giving and understanding directions, errands, characteristics of a city

• Geography: Sénégal, map of France and major cities

• Music—expoure to French music

GRADE 7 SPANISH

• Communicate about content in Spanish through conversation and writing

• Vocabulary: stores, clothing, footwear, shopping expressions, irregular verbs in yo form, verbs querer and preferir, direct and indirect object pronouns, stem-changing verbs, body parts and functions, five senses, daily hygiene routines, medical staff and workplaces, healthy habits

• Grammar: irregular verbs, demonstrative adjectives, make comparisions, verb ir and gustar, restaurants, food, meals, beverages, expressions about meals, sense and reflexitve verbs

• Guatemala and Central America: geography, clothing, currency, markets, art, music

• Peru: art, geography, Inca foods, Peruvian food, dining etiquette, importance of Incas

• Espana: bour bicycle race, schedules in Spain vs. US, Arabic influence in Spain, artwork by Hispanic artists

GRADE 8 SPANISH

• Communicate about content in Spanish through conversation and writing

• Vocabulary: professions, workplace, freetime/hobbies, sports and equipment, transportation, travel actions, accessories and phrases, places, destinations, accomodations, directions, good luck, compliments, space and scientific research, geographical terms, numbers 101-1000, nature and environment

• Grammar: irregular affirmative commands, present progressive, present participle, regular verbs, adverbs for time, indefinite adjectives and pronouns, irregular verbs in the past tense

• Discuss current events, read and write emails in Spanish

• Explore hobbies of people in Spanish speaking countries, explore influence of hispanic communities in US

• Geography and culture of Chile and Argentina

GRADE 7 LATIN

• Vocabulary: stage 10-15 vocabulary words

• Grammar: 1st/2nd/3rd person verbs, nominative/accusative/ dative/infinitive/ablative cases, present/perfect/imperfect verbs

• Culture: Roman educational systems, Roman government systems, Mt. Vesuvius, Roman Empire in 1st century CE, Roman vs. British life

• Understand and translate Latin stories and texts 30-45 lines

GRADE 8 LATIN

• Vocabulary: stage 16-20 vocabulary words,

• Grammar: pluperfect tense, irregular verbs, genative case, gendered nouns, noun/adjective agreement, vocative case, present participles

• Culture: Fishbourne Palace, Alexandria and Egypt, life in Egypt, glassmaking, Isis, medicine/science/ technology in the ancient world

• Understand and translate Latin stories and texts 45+ lines

• Study of Roman myths: Pandora’s box, Phaeton, Echo, and Narcissus

FRENCH •
• LATIN
MATH MATCHING/ SORTING NUMBER BONDS TIME ORDINAL NUMBERS PRE-K • Drawing and creating numbers • Counting within 1-5 KINDERGARTEN • Using number bonds to make 5-10 GRADE 1 • Number stories • Number bonds 2-10 • Tell time to the hour and half hour • Estimate time • Naming position • Position problems GRADE 2 GRADE 3 • Telling time • Elapsed time • Convert time • Add/subtract time

GRADE 4

• Numbers to 1,000,000

• Place value through millions

• Comparing and ordering numbers

• Approximation

• Multiples

• Order of operations

• Construct and measure angles up to 180˚

• Perpendicular and Parallel lines

• Quadrilaterals and triangles

• Line symmetry

• Area and perimeter of rectangles and composite figures

• Volume of solids

• Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division

• Multiply 2-digit numbers

• Estimation with multiplication

• Multiply by tens

• Division by ones and tens

• Word problems

• Mental calculation

• Equivalent fractions

• Compare fractions

• Add/subtract like and related fractions

• Add and subtract mixed numbers and improper fractions

• Multiply fractions and whole numbers

• Fraction of a set

• Word problems

• Tenths, hundredths, thousandths

• Add/subtract decimals

• Convert decimals to fractions

• Round to whole numbers

• Multiply and divide by 1 and 2 place decimals

GRADE 5

• Approximation and estimation

• Factors and multiples

• Numbers to 1 million

• Isosceles and Equilateral triangles

• Finding unknown angles

• Area of composite figures, triangles, parallelograms

• Volume of solids

• Order of operations

• Distributive property

• Mental math

• Addition/subtraction

• Word problems

• Multiply/divide by 1, 2, and 3-digit numbers

• Multiply/divide by tens, hundreds, thousands

• Adding/subtracting fractions with like and unlike denominators

• Add/subtract mixed numbers

• Multiply and divide by fractions

• Divide two fractions

• Word problems

• Tenths, hundredths, thousandths

• Order/compare decimals

• Decimal approximation

• Add/subtract/multiply/divide decimals

• Finding a ratio

• Equivalient ratios

GRADE 6

• Extending the number linenegative numbers

• Adding and subtracting negative numbers

• Absolute value

• Factors and multiples

• Area of triangles and parallelograms

• Surface area and volume of solids

GRADE 7

• Negative numbers in real world scenarios

• Multiplying/dividing with negative numbers

• Scaling figures and shapes

• Scaling area and measurements

• Scaling with and without units

• Circles: area, circumference

• Complementary, supplementary, verticle angles

• Solve for unknown angles

• Constructing triangles

• Volume and surface area of solids

• Divison with fraction

• Adding/subtracting decimals

• Multiply/dividing decimals

• Equivalent ratios

• Word problems with ratios

MATH WHOLE NUMBERS SHAPES/ GEOMETRY FOUR OPERATIONS FRACTIONS DECIMALS RATIOS
MATH GRAPHS PERCENTAGES RATES EQUATIONS INEQUALITIES GRADE 4 • Inequalities • Writing and graphing simple inequalities • Interpreting inequalities GRADE 5 • Line plots • Coordinate graphs • Ordered pairs • Linear graphs • Vertical and horizontal lines • Line graphs • Understanding percentages • Express percentages as a decimals and fraction • Finding the value of a percentage • Word problems • Understanding rates • Use arrow diagrams with rates • Solve rate problems • Variables • Writing and solving onestep equations • The distributive property • Exponents and equivalent expressions GRADE 6 • Constructing the coordinate plane • Plotting ordered pairs • Find and use percentages with word problems • Find and use rates with word problems • Unit rate GRADE 7 • Percent increase and decrease • Percent problems in real life • Proportional relationships • Graphs, tables, equations for proportional relationships • Solve equations with negative numbers • Write and solve multistep equations • Write and solve multistep inequalities • Represent solutions to inequalities on number lines GRADE 8 • Arithmetic and geometric sequences • Linear, exponential, absolute value, piecewise, and quadratic functions • Writing equations, graphing, and creating tables for all functions • Domain, range • Function notation • Solve literal equations • Systems of inequalities • Systems of equations • Transformations of functions • Inverse functions ALGEBRA 1

PREKINDERGARTEN

KINDERGARTEN

GRADE 1

SPECIALS

MUSIC VISUAL ARTS WOODWORKING TECHNOLOGY THEATER

• Singing vs. speaking voices

• Vocal warm-ups

• Exploration of instruments such as keyboards, drums, and xylophones

• Movement and dance: students learn to keep a beat and dance to music from a variety of cultures

• Continued exploration of singing vs. speaking voices

• Vocal warm-ups and games

• Continued exploration of a variety of instruments

• Expand on keeping a steady beat and movement during music

• Listen and respond to musical elements such as tempo and rhythm

• Development of singing voice - singing on tune withing a range

• Playing various instruments and keeping a beat: play a basic rythmic pattern, playing and improvising with a melodic pattern

• Performing simple melodies for song accompaniment

• Keeping a beat: marching in a circle, hand movements for choreography

• Listen and respond to musical elements such as: genre, song form, ostinato

• Stamping - repeated shapes and patterns

• Watercolor

• Draw from observation and/or imagination

• Clay—pinch pots

• Felting

• Creation of free-standing 3D work

• Scratchboard

• Primary and secondary colors

• Create prints with found objects

• Drawing from observations

• Tracing

• Paper sculptures

• Fiber dying and sewing

• Costumes and hat creation

• Paste paper

• Handmade paper

• Paper collage

• Oil pastel

• Learn to use hand drills, sandpaper, hammer, bench vise, drills, adjustable clamp, miter box

• Projects include a birdhouse, pencil holders, snakes, and frames

• Coding robot to move in four directions, understand four levels of abstraction, debug program

• Use of Sprite coding to create simple algorithm

• Use of ScratchJr and Beebots

• Debug simple programs

• Create an algorithm for Sprite

• Combine several instructions to build a code sequence

• Understand the importance of order of instructions within a sequence

• Use of ScratchJr

• Acting: characterization, improve, script reading, physical control on stage

• Speaking/listening: vocal projection, breath control, non-verbal communication, public speaking, tongue twisters

• Performing: theater games, puppertry, blocking, choreography

• Technology: learning to use microphones

• Movement: dance, choreography, tableaux

• History: miming, Shakespeare, theatrical vocabulary

GRADE 2

MUSIC

• Continued development of singing voice

• Learning to play an instrument and sing at the same time

• Pitch matching

• Learn about half notes, four beat meter

• Identifying concepts from the string instrument family

• Woodwind and brass family

• Performing simple songs

• Writing musical notes

• Reading the trevel clef

• Movement during music

• Listen and respond to musical elements such as types of instrument, harmonizing, percussion

• Drawing from observation and imagination

• Watercolor bookmarks

• Tempera paint

• Class mural

• Scenery for class play

• Clay/pottery—clay coils, apply glaze

• Collograph

• Two-color prints

• Bookmaking

• Sewing machines

• Continue use of tools learned previously

• Learn to use carpenter saw, hacksaw, speed square

• Motion, sound, costume, event, size, and extension blocks

• Use of Scratch

• Sequence multiple code blocks together

• Acting: characterization, using props, physical control on stage—box step, centering; reading scripts—class play, directed poetry

• Speaking/listening: vocal projection, diaphramic breathing, stage speaking, nonverbal communication, public speaking, tongue twisters

• Performing: theater games, ensemble building, puppetry, musical production, blocking, choreography

• Technology: basic microphone use, singing into a microphone

• Movement: arm movement choreography, dance, tableaux, physical theater

• History: miming, Shakespeare, theatrical vocabulary

GRADE 3

• Traditional American folk songs

• Acting: advanced props, improv word/ scenario, scripted work with Shakespeare, body improv

• Speaking/listening: advanced choral speaking, breath control, advanced miming with non-verbal communication, public speaking with sample script performances, tongue twisters

• Performing: auditioning—how to audition, puppetry, how to put a production together, how to integrate movement and dance

• Technology: microphone use and singing with a microphone

• Movement: tableaux, centering, dance, choreography arm movements

• History: miming, Shakespeare, theatrical vocabulary

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and dances • Note identification, music notation, meter identification • Practice singing in difference languages • Play a variety of instruments • Scenery and prop design for the play • Composite portraits • Use of watercolors • Drawing realistic proportions - human head in profile and front view • Printmaking • Embroidery, stuffed toy • Clay sculptural containers • Continue use of tools learned previously • Learn to use rasp, block plane, file

GRADE 4

MUSIC

• Ghanaian drumming

• How to write a songinstruments and backing tracks

• Intermediate music notation

• Parts of a song: chorus, bridge, verse, etc.

• Color mixing

• Quilt making - with a sewing machine

• Quilting stitches by hand

• Clay tiles using carving

• Reduction block prints

• Transfer imagery to clay slabs

SPECIALS

• Continue use of tools learned previously

• Learn to use wood burning tool, chisel

• Build simple circuit

• Control inputs and outputs

• Looping and algorithms

• Use of Micro:bit and Scratch

• Acting: improvization, scripted work, physical control, characterization

• Speaking/listening: vocal projection with individual speeches, breath control, nonverbal communication with mini-skits, public speaking, tongue twisters, vocal warm-ups

• Performing: part two of how to audition, how to integrate state directions, how to put a production together, how to integrate movement, puppetry

• Technology: advanced microphone use

• Movement: choreorgraphy, tableaux, dance

• History: Shakespeare/Macbeth, theatrical vocabulary

GRADE 5

• Jazz music - base line, harmony, melody

• Hip-hop music - 5 strands of hip-hop, rapping, singing, instruments, old school, scratching, loops, synthesizers and turntables

• 3D design and painting of scenery and props for the play

• Tessellations

• Drawing from observation and imagination

• Creation of a personal logo

• Carve a printing block with linoleum cutting tools

• Learn Japanese braiding technique: Kumihimo

• Students use the tools they have learned to use to generate and conceptualize designs and work and refine and complete work

• Debugging

• Algorithm design

• Transfer coding to a physical device

• Use of Scratch and micro:bit

• Acting: physical techniques with characterization, improv, working with scripts, non-verbal communication

• Speaking/listening: 6 elements of voice, Shakespeare’s language, vocal warm-ups with articulators and breath control

• Performing: memorizing lines and blocking, audition skills, script analysis, rehearsal etiquette, blocking and stage directions

• Technology: microphone technique, costuming a character

• Movement: elements of dance, choreograph original dances

• History: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, theatrical vocabulary

• Critiquing: learn the guidelines for contructive critiques

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GRADE 6

• Drumming techniques and bucket drumming

• Rhythmic notation

• Ukulele—history, playing techniques, how to accompany a song using chord progression

3D Launch

• Paper sculptures

• Positive and negative impressions

• Clay work: coil drape, realistic sculpture

• Line drawing

2D Visual Art

• Drawing from imagination and observation

• Using gridding to enlarge images

• Stitched drawings

• Painting with acrylics, abstract painting, object portraits

• Use of vanishing point to portray perspective

• Bilateral and radially symmetrical designs

• Continued use of previous tools

• Learn to use drill press, combination square, coping saw, scroll saw, cordless drill

• Debugging

• Algorithm design

• Transfer coding to a physical device

• Use of Scratch and mirco:bit

• Variable design

• Physical inputs

• Physical and vocal warm ups, vocal projection

• Importance of improv, how to do improv when using a script

• Character development, physical techniques, inner life of a character

• Performance: audition, read through rehearsal, performance critique, scene blocking, memorizing lines

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GRADE 7

MUSIC

• Create electronic loops

• Major and minor chords

• Layering

• Digital animation with music

GRADES 7 & 8 Pottery Wheel Elective

• Intro to pottery wheel and use

• Pottery wheel skills: throwing, centering, opening up, pulling the base, lifting walls

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GRADES 7 & 8

• Continued use of previous tools

GRADES 7 & 8 Elective

GRADES 7 & 8 Costume Design

GRADE 8

• Traditional composition— advanced music theory, create traditional music compositions

• Study of music production—sound mixing, sound engineering

• Learning effective hand and body positions

• Effective use of tools such as: wire tool

• Finishing and glazing a piece

GRADES 7 & 8 Bookmaking Elective

• Making a book using bookbinding material

• Stitching pages together

• Illustrating pages and creating a story line

• Create accordion books

• Reuse discarded books for 3D artwork

• Reillustrate books

• Build structures using books

• Projects include creating a clock, chess/checkers board, lamps, mobiles, puzzles, and set building

• Use of distance sensor to detect and retrieve an object

• Use a Driving Base— execute controlled movements

• Construct Driving Base independently

• Construct My Blocks program

• Arrays

GRADES 7 & 8

Soundscapes Elective

• Create electronic loops

• Animation using characters, objects, text, and transitions

• Digital animationanimation techniques

• Project mapping

GRADES 7 & 8

Photography Elective

• DSLR Camera use: camera setup, focusing, metering, exposure, depth of field

• Tech skills: Lightroom editing, color correction, cropping, masking, brush tools, histogram, HSL/ curves

• Role of costume designer

• Elements of design

• Learn to interpret character traits, status

• Costume designer vs. costumer

• Staples and accessories of costume design

• Design costumes for characters in a movie, play, fairy tale

GRADES 7 & 8 Devising Theater

• Improv games

• Staging

• Incorporation of movement, tableaux, spoken word, music, lighting

• Interpreting a character based on objects

• Principles of scene writing

• Using theater to explore an issue

• Devise and perform original work about an issue important to them

GRADES 7 & 8 Improv

• Rules of improv

• Building characters

• Professional tools and techniques for improv

GRADES 7 & 8 Play

• Audition skills, memorization of lines, blocking, script analysis, characterization technique, blocking and stage directions, rehearsal etiquette, performance

• Technical aspects: assist directors, lighting, stage crew, and costumes

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