September
Math
-Building a community of math learners
-Fluently adding and subtracting within 20 using mental strategies
-Using addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems with unknowns in all positions
-Determining if a group of objects, within 20 has an odd or even number of members
-Using addition to determine the total number of objects arranged in a rectangular array

Readers’ Workshop
-Reading levels J-K
-Building reading workshop procedures to improve reading
-Reading with attention to volume, stamina, and fluency.
-Applying phonics to read new and/or tricky words
-Asking and answering questions using evidence from the text
-Retelling stories in a coherent, organized way
-Determining the big idea about the lesson or moral of a story
-Describing how characters respond to challenges/events

Writers' Workshop
--Writing small moment narratives
-Choosing action, talk, or setting to write a good beginning and ending
-Writing a small moment in the order it happened using transitional words
-Revising and editing through the use of mentor texts, peer editing, and conferences

Science
-Understanding properties of solids and liquids and the changes they undergo
-Giving examples of matter that change from a solid to a liquid and from a liquid to a solid by heating and cooling
-Comparing the amount (volume and weight) of water in a container before and after freezing
-Comparing what happens to water left in an open container over time as to water left in a closed container

Social Studies
-Understanding rules and responsibilities of a citizen.
-Explaining why it is important for citizens to participate in their community.
-Identifying types of services in the government and how they serve the community
-Understanding the way in which governments make laws, establish order, and provide security

Word Work
Words Their Way
-Students will be given words that match their specific spelling needs. This will be determined by a spelling inventory. Students will work with one set of words for 1 week before having a spelling test.