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Kindergarten - Second Grade

In an environment that is both supportive and challenging, students' innate curiosity is encouraged through inquiry that allows students to wonder and investigate as readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists. These are the ‘learning to’ years where growth and knowledge are developed with purpose.  Students explore academic areas and develop skills across core subjects of literacy, math, social studies, and science.


Language Arts

  • Naming letters and letter sounds
  • Recognizing sight words 
  • Decoding skills 
  • Simple rhymes
  • Story structure (characters, settings, plots, etc.)
  • Writing letters and matching letters to words sounds
  • Trying punctuation and word spacing
  First Grade
  • Isolating and combining sounds
  • Blends, digraphs, and endings
  • Decoding skills
  • Elements of story
  • Making inferences and predictions
  • Capital and lowercase letters
  • Spelling and punctuation
  Second Grade          
  • Fluency, accuracy, and expression
  • Elements of different genres (story, poetry, nonfiction, letter-writing)
  • Summarizing and paraphrasing
  • Sentence and paragraph structure
  • Spelling and grammar patterns
  • Writing in different genres




  • Developing 1:1 correspondence
  • Number values and number sense
  • Addition word problems
  • Classifying and sorting objects into categories
  • Patterns
  • 2D shapes
  • Measurement
  First Grade 
  • Explaining mathematical thinking/reasoning when solving problems
  • Developing an understanding of place value (ones and tens)
  • Measurement, comparison, and recording data
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Time and money (social conventional knowledge)
  • Addition, subtraction, and multiplication problems
  Second Grade         
  • Using number sense to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems
  • Collecting and representing data
  • Fractions and decimals (money) as parts of a whole
  • Multi-step word problems



Social Studies

  • Being a member of the community - classroom, school, and beyond
  • Concept of self and others
  • Recognize the points of views and rights of others
  First Grade
  • Taking care of my community
  • Community systems
  • Exchanging ideas and opinions
  Second Grade        
  • How people live, work, and play in the community
  • Geography, environment, and mapping skills
  • Self-identity and making a difference in my community



Science and STEM/Maker

  • Investigation using the scientific method
  • Asking questions and making observations
  • Making and testing a hypothesis
  • Collecting data and presenting a conclusion
  First Grade
  • Structures and processes - plants and animals
  • Earth and the Solar System
  Second Grade            
  • Ecosystems 
  • Diversity of life in different habitats
  • States of matter



Anti-Bias Education 

  • Physical characteristics
  • Family culture and traditions
  • Family structures
  First Grade
  • Skin color & race
  • Gender
  • Gender stereotypes
  Second Grade
  • Family history and traditions
  • Ethnicity and culture
  • Names and cultural assimilation