Language Arts

We will focus on advancing children’s phonemic awareness, phonics, and high-frequency word recognition skills, extending their understanding of narrative and informational text, and increasing their efficiency in written communication. 

  • Journeys by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Complete thematic reading units (each unit has five lessons)

*We will typically spend 6 days on each lesson. We will begin a new lesson each Day 1. This is when students will receive new spelling and vocabulary lists.

  • Practice using a dictionary, glossary, and thesaurus
  • Learn how to alphabetize words
  • Vocabulary words for each language arts theme
  •  16 Spelling words
  • Dictate sentences using the spelling words
  • Write using capitalization and punctuation correctly in complete sentences
  • Read more fluently with expression
  • Work on decoding and comprehension skills
  • Learn and practice the different types of writing (narrative, opinion, etc.)
  • Social Studies and Science are incorporated into the language arts curriculum.  In addition, we will learn about the days of the week, months of the year, continents and oceans, compass directions, the four seasons, our addresses, planets, and states.  


  • New math series – My Math by McGraw-Hill
  • Students will have deeper experiences with Mathematics due to narrowing the scope of concepts expected to be taught at each grade level.
  • Students will develop a conceptual understanding, learn procedural skills and develop fluency, and apply mathematical concepts in real-world situations.
  • Contents in Brief:
    • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
      • Chapter 1: Apply Addition and Subtraction Concepts
      • Chapter 2: Number Patterns
      • Chapter 3: Add Two-Digit Numbers
      • Chapter 4: Subtract Two-Digit Numbers
    • Number and Operations in Base Ten
      • Chapter 5: Place Value to 1,000
      • Chapter 6: Add Three-Digit Numbers
      • Chapter 7: Subtract Three-Digit Numbers
    • Measurement and Data
      • Chapter 8: Money
      • Chapter 9: Data Analysis
      • Chapter 10: Time
      • Chapter 11: Customary and Metric Lengths
    • Geometry
      • Chapter 12: Geometric Shapes and Equal Shares
  • We will be memorizing addition and subtraction facts.  Each set of facts will be copied on a different color of paper.  The students will cut them out at school and keep them in a brown envelope. They are quizzed orally on these “flash cards”.