April Curriculum

TOPICS TO BE TAUGHT

Easter

Color and Number Words

Dinosaurs (Optional)

Addition/Subtraction

Animals (Zoo, Pets, Wild)

Insects

Environment/Earth

Writing Readiness

Language Arts
Identify correct capitalization and ending punctuation
Print own full name
Recognize own name when printed (first and last)
Listen to find the main idea
Begin to develop a reading vocabulary utilizing sight words (color and number words)

Math
Show and state that when objects are taken from a set, the set becomes smaller
Show and state that when objects are added to a set, the set becomes larger
Demonstrate understanding of the meaning of number sentences (written either horizontally or vertically)
Demonstrate the meaning for operations Addition/Subtraction (model and discuss a wide variety of problems)
Relate the mathematical language and symbolism of operations to problem situations and informal language using physical models

Social Studies
Know different aspects of the environment including land forms, water, natural and man made features
Recognize that pollution can be detrimental to personal health and jobs
Be aware of jobs related to working with and protecting the environment
Explain how the type of work needed is often dependent upon the environment
Be aware that the ways people use environmental resources are determined by their culture
Be aware that pollution of one area of the environment may affect other areas of the total environment
Identify sources of pollution
Be aware of ways that each of us can be responsible for a clean environment (conservation and recycling)

Science
Understand animals reproduce by having young and some animal young are like the adult  (Observe the changes and the growth process from egg>larva>pupa>adult of the monarch caterpillar)
Realize animals live in a variety of habitats and seasonal changes affect animals
Realize rocks are part of the earth's composition and have properties
Develop an appreciation for the earth's environment and the necessity for keeping it clean. (Observe the process of decomposition)
Realize how people affect the environment (past, present, future)

Health
Identify various kinds of pollution within the immediate environment
Identify ways of controlling pollution

Physical Education
Demonstrate various beginner gymnastics skills and how to self-test for these skills

Visual Arts
Recognize that art is an important part of daily life
Exhibit an awareness that artists create works of art based on their sensitivity to the natural and man-made environment

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