The literacy program we use is Journeys. The program consists of research-based activities that include the following components: phonological and phonemic awareness, alphabetic knowledge, reading and responding, and language arts (vocabulary, writing, and grammar). These components are a daily part of the program.
We will be using DMT (Developing Mathematical Thinking) modules. Children will build mathematical concepts by manipulating objects and through real life experience. Mathematics is incorporated into many every day classroom routines. Some of the concepts your child will be learning include counting and place value, measurement comparison, operations, shape and space, number iteration, classification, and graphing. Your child will learn to write and recognize numerals 0-20 and beyond. Much of your child’s learning will occur in learning center activities prior to paper pencil representation. This approach to mathematics stresses
understanding and concept development rather than rote memorization and repetitive drills.
We will incorportate science and social studies, as well as literacy and math, during our inquiry units. Some of the units we will be studing are: