Quarterly Expectations

Through play and work, students work daily on skills related to building independence, problem solving, following directions/routines, and treating others with kindness and respect. In addition to these "life skills", students work to meet and enhance their academic skills each quarter. These include, but are not limited to:

1st Quarter Math:

      • Verbally counts from 1-5.
      • Identifies and states numerals 1-5.
      • Counts from 1-10, stating 1 numeral for each object.
      • Understands the last number said tells the number of objects counted.
      • When 1-10 objects are presented in a line, will count and respond appropriately to the question “how many?”
      • Given a number from 1-3, counts out that many objects.
      • Identifies the basic shapes of a circle, square, triangle, and rectangle.

1st Quarter Literacy:

      • Tracks print from left to right, from the end of one line to the beginning of the next line of text.
      • Identifies the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
      • Correctly orients a book, follows words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
      • Shows understanding that a sequence of letters represents a sequence of spoken words.
      • With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences to answer a question.
      • Uses acceptable language and social rules during conversations with others.

2nd Quarter Math:

      • Verbally counts from 1-10.
      • Tells what comes before or after a specified number from 1-5.
      • Identifies and states numerals 1-10.
      • Matches a set of 1-5 objects with the appropriate numeral.
      • Counts from 1-15, stating 1 numeral for each object.
      • When 1-10 objects are presented in a tens frame, will count and respond appropriately to the question “how many?”
      • Given a number from 1-5, counts out that many objects.
      • Extends simple and complex patterns.
      • Recognizes and names shapes when they are presented in a new orientation (flipped or turned).

2nd Quarter Literacy:

      • With prompting and support, retells familiar stories in proper sequence using pictures, words, or props.
      • Understands that words are made up of letters that are separated by spaces in print.
      • Matches words that begin with the same sound.
      • Accurately writes own name.
      • Responds appropriately to statements, questions, vocabulary, and stories.
      • Begins to write letters, especially those in own name and family members.
      • Uses letter strings, invented spelling, or words to communicate.

3rd Quarter Math:

      • Verbally counts from 1-20.
      • Tells what comes before or after a specified number up to 10.
      • Identifies and states numerals 1-15.
      • Matches a set of 1-10 objects with the appropriate numeral.
      • Counts from 1-20, stating 1 numeral for each object.
      • When 1-10 objects are presented in dice formation, will count and respond appropriately to the question “how many?”
      • Given a number from 1-10, counts out that many objects.
      • Creates and compares groups of 5 objects using language such as more than, less than, or equal to.
      • Compare two numbers between 1 and 5 presented as written numerals or verbally stated numerals.
      • Creates patterns such as AB, AAB, ABB, ABC, ABCD.
      • Groups objects by one characteristic and indicates the reason.
      • Uses and responds appropriately to positional words that indicate location, direction, and distance.
      • Using a model, creates an object by combining shapes or by drawing.

3rd Quarter Literacy:

      • With prompting and support, identifies story-related problems and events during conversations with an adult.
      • With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
      • With prompting and support, identifies the role of the author and illustrator in telling a story.
      • Uses various types of books for their intended purpose.
      • Pretends to read using language that closely matches the text on each page and using a reading like voice.
      • With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
      • Matches a written word to a spoken word although it may not be the actual written word.
      • Hears and shows awareness of separate syllables in words.
      • Identifies the beginning sound of a word.
      • Verbally separates and blends onsets and rimes. /h/ /at/
      • Generates a group of rhyming words when given a word.
      • Pretends to read reciting language that closely matches the text on each page.
      • Engages in complex, lengthy conversations (five or more exchanges).
      • Recite finger plays, familiar stories, and nursery rhymes.
      • Sorts common objects into categories.

4th Quarter Math:

      • Counts to 30.
      • Identifies and states numerals 1-20.
      • When 1-5 objects are presented in a scattered formation, will count and respond appropriately to the question “how many?”
      • Identifies patterns such as AB, AAB, ABB, ABC, ABCD.
      • Measures using non-standard units of measurement. Knows the purpose of standards measuring tools.
      • Compares two objects and uses attributes to explain the differences.
      • Groups objects by one characteristic then regroups them using a different characteristic and indicates the reason.
      • Shows awareness of two- and three- dimensional shapes such as cube, cone, pyramid, sphere.
      • Notices characteristics, similarities, and differences of one- two- and three- dimensional shapes.
      • Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. For example, “Can you join these two triangles with full sides touching to make a rectangle?”

4th Quarter Literacy:

      • With prompting and support, identifies the characters, setting, and main events of a story.
      • With teacher support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
      • With prompting and support, compare and contrast two similar books / stories.
      • Matches a written word with a spoken word.
      • With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
      • With prompting and support, compare and contrast two books or texts on the same topic.
      • Recognizes and names 15 uppercase and 15 lowercase letters of the alphabet when presented in random order.
      • Applies letter-sound correspondence when attempting to read and write.
      • Begins to verbally separate and blend individual phonemes in words. /h/ /a/ /t/
      • Identifies some letter sounds when presented in mixed order.
      • Begins reading the most common high-frequency words (Dolch Pre-Primer).
      • With teacher support, uses a combination of drawings, dictations, letter strings, invented spelling, and words to tell about a specific topic or relay information.
      • Tells elaborate stories that refer to other times and places.
      • Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
      • Correctly uses and responds to wh- questions (who, what, when, where, why, how).
      • Identifies a period and states its use.
      • Identifies the correct letter name that corresponds to a given letter sound.
      • Identifies common words and their opposite hot/cold, up/down, in/out, night/day, etc.