Learning Goals

3rd Quarter Learning Goals
We will...
  • Read with fluency and expression.
  • Comprehend and answer questions about books on our reading level.
  • Use reading strategies to become better readers: predicting, visualizing, asking questions, making inferences, identifying cause and effect, using the 5 Ws (who, what, when, where, why), identifying elements of reality and fantasy.
  • Use context clues to learn new vocabulary.
  • Identify the main idea and supporting details of fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Use text evidence to support our answers after reading.
  • Read and comprehend a variety of text genres: expository text, fiction, poetry, fantasy, folk tales, and fairy tales.

WritingWe will...
  • Write complete sentences, containing both a noun and a verb
  • Proofread and edit our work for punctuation: periods, question marks, exclamation points, commas, and speech marks
  • Write stories with a clear beginning, middle, and end
  • Write poetry: acrostic poems, diamante poems, shape poems, rhyming verse, limericks
  • Perform research on self-selected topics and write Non-Fiction Reports
  • Write persuasive paragraphs and prepare persuasive presentations
  • Write with and identify prefixes, suffixes, and compound words.

MathWe will..
  • Add and subtract within 1000 and solve 2-3 step story problems.
  • Perform addition and subtraction facts to 20 with fluency.
  • Understand place value in the ones, tens, and hundreds places.
  • Read, write, and represent numbers including expanded form in the ones, tens, and hundreds places.
  • Compare two and three-digit numbers using symbols < > and =
  • Tell time to the hour, half hour, and quarter hour.
  • Identify coins and their values. Count groups of coins up to $1.00.
  • Gather and represent data using bar graphs and line plots.
  • Identify, compare, and list the attributes of 2-D and 3-D shapes.
  • Compare and sort groups based on 2 or 3 attributes using venn diagrams.

Social StudiesWe will...
  • Use maps and globes to locate cities, countries, and continents
  • Identify needs and wants
  • Identify goods and services
  • Comparing and contrasting communities, customs and traditions around the globe
  • Identify symbols and traditions of holidays around the world: Easter, Earth Day, Cinco de Mayo
  • Use the cardinal directions to identify locations: North, South, East, and West
  • Identify natural and cultural features on maps and globes

ScienceWe will...
  • Describe, compare, and examine earth materials: rocks, soil, plants, animals
  • Identify and compare the life cycles of various plants and animals
  • Identify and describe the needs of various plants and animals
  • Identify, describe, and compare the 3 states of matter: solid, liquid, and gas
  • Identify and describe the parts of the human ear and describe how sounds are made and heard.
  • Describe and compare weather patterns and how they change over time
  • Identify and use the tools that meterologists use to gather data about the weather