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SUBJECTS & OBJECTIVES

Language Arts
• Learning to develop basic reading skills
• Vocabulary
• Reading for information using classic children stories including: Cinderella, A Christmas Carol, Hansel and Gretel, Peter Pan, and Greek and Roman myths
Enjoying poetry
• Sayings and phrases
• Beginning to understand parts of speech
• Sentences
• Using proper punctuation.

Math
• Focusing on math review including basic addition and subtraction problems with 2- and 3-digit numbers;
• M
ultiplication problems as repeated addition problems
• Multiplication tables
• Understanding numbers to 1,000 by various ways of counting, adding and subtracting horizontally and vertically
• Telling time
• Measuring
• Regrouping
• Beginning geometry
• Fractions
• Multiplication.

Science
• Introducing the cycles of life from birth to death
• Zoology
• Botany
• Beginning with the seasons.
• Presenting experiments to see the world
• Understanding health and human growth
• Introduction to chemistry
• Physics
• Astronomy
• Earth science
• Meteorology

Social Science

• Beginning to use maps to find oceans, continents, and the four cardinal directions
• Looking at geography
• Early history of Mexico, Central America, South America, the Mediterranean countries, Africa, India, China.
• Beginning American history to 1776

Fine Arts
• Introducing music and the instruments in the orchestra
• Kinds of music
• Chopin
• Architecture of the Greeks
• Painters including: El Greco, Miro, Charles Demuth, Pieter Bruegel and Jan Vermeer
• Observing and appreciating sculpture and color.
• Acting in a play

 

 
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