QUARTER BY QUARTER CONTENT


Discovery School

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

TENTATIVE CONTENT FOR KINDER 2017-2018


QT

Language Arts
Math
Social Studies
Science

I

* Letters of the alphabet (a-g) by sight and sound and words beginning with those letters.
* Writing skills (holding pencil correctly, writing a-g, and first name)
* Reading sight words (the, of, and, a, to, in, is, I)
* Listening and discussing books (title, author, where text is located, etc.)
* Picture reading books
* Variety of strategies for comprehension (i.e. main idea, beginning-middle-end, etc.)
* Word shapes
* Counting by ones to 10
* Writing numbers to 10
* Recognizing and marking ABAB… patterns
* Matching numerals to concrete sets
* Comparing whole numbers and ordering
* Geometric Shapes
* Understanding and using calendar concepts
* One to one correspondence
History:
* Time Perspective (day-monthly, seasons, calendar, timeline)
* Multicultural Holidays
Earth and Space Sciences
* Understands the composition and structure of the Universe and the Earth’s place in it.
* Understands Earth’s composition and structure
II
* Letters of the alphabet (h-n) by sight and sound and words beginning with those letters.
* Writing skills (letters h-n)
* Reading sight words (they, this, that, you, it, he, was)
* Syllabication (clapping)
* Writing in journals
* Variety of strategies for reading extended
* Reading books by the same author
* Counting by ones to 20
* Counting by fives to 50
* Counting backwards from 10
* Making and recognizing ABCABC… patterns
* Sorting and classifying by attributes
* Visual Estimation
* Months of the year
Geography:
* Seasonal Changes
* Geography Tools (Map & Globe)


Physical Sciences
* Understands the sources and properties of energy
III
* Letters of the alphabet (o-u) by sight and sound and words beginning with those letters.
* Writing skills (o-u and last name)
* Reading sight words (for, on, are, as, with, his, at)
* Rhyming Words
* Opposites
* Writing Simple sentences
* Reading strategies for reading extended (i.e. prediction, retelling, etc.
* Counting by ones to 30
* Counting by tens to 100
* Making and recognizing ABCDABCD… patterns
* How to tell time to the hours
* Basic addition facts with one digit numbers and manipulatives
* Graphing (bar graphs and pictographs)
* Using non-standard measurements
Economics:
* Types of  Work
-          Community Helpers
* Resource Management
* Wants & Needs

Life Sciences
* Understands the principles of heredity and related concepts
* Understands the structure and function of cells and organisms
* Understands relationships among organisms and their physical environment
* Understands the nature of scientific knowledge
* Understands the nature of scientific inquiry
* Understands the scientific enterprise
IV
* Letter of the alphabet (v-z) by sight and sound and words beginning with those letters.
* Writing skills (v-z, short words, capitals, simple sentences)
* Reading sight words (be, have, from, or, one, had, by, she)
* Writing and reading CVC words (short vowel words)
* Writing and reading CVCE words (long vowel-silent e words)
* Counting by twos to 20
* Basic subtraction with manipulatives
* Measuring objects by length and height
* Problem Solving
* Telephone numbers
Civics:
* Good Citizenship (Classroom, school)
* Respect / Prejudice
* Personal Information
Life Sciences
* Understands biological evolution and the diversity of life
Physical Sciences
* Understands the structure and properties of matter
* Understands forces and motion
*  Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle