__Reading__

* Visualizing

* Wondering/Questioning

* Making inferences

* Understanding text structure

* Determining important ideas

* Making connections

*
Summarizing

* Read medium level chapter books

* Read and finish a variety of materials with guidance

* Read and understand most new words

* Use reference materials to locate information with guidance

* Increase knowledge of literary elements and genres

* Silent read for extended periods

* Demonstrate literal and inferential comprehension

* Effectively make connections between reading, writing, and life
experiences

* Begin to participate in guided literacy discussions

* Read fluently with expression

__Writing__

* Begin to write for various purposes

* Organize ideas in logical sequence

* Begin to develop paragraphs

* Use a variety of sentences in written pieces

* Begin to revise by adding literacy devices

* Develop editing and proof reading skills

* Employ strategies to spell different words correctly

* Write fluently and legibly in cursive

__Spelling__

In this year, your child should change from a greater reliance on auditory
memory of letter sounds to a greater reliance on visual memory of spelling
patterns such as:

* vowel, consonant, e (bake)

* r-controlled vowels (hurt)

* other common long vowels (boat)

* complex consonants (bridge)

* ambiguous vowels (yawn)

Your child must also apply this knowledge of spelling patterns in their writing
assignments.

**Math**

**Learning Goals for 1st Marking Period**

* Draws coins to show money amounts

* Calculates and compares money amounts

* Draws minute and hour hand to show times

* Finds equivalent name for numbers

* Uses < > or = to make a number sentence true

* Completes a bar graph

* Knows basic addition facts

* Knows basic subtraction facts

* Uses basic facts to computer extended facts

* Applies addition and subtraction to patterns in charts

* Writes equivalent names for whole numbers

* Solves number stories and writes number models

* Shows time on an analog clock

* Identifies place value in 4-digit numbers

* Estimates a difference and sum

* Measures line segments to the nearest 1/2 inch and 1/2 cm

* Finds perimeter

* Uses basic probability terms

* Solves number stories involving money

**Learning
Goals for 2nd Marking Period**

* Completes fact families

* Writes a number that is 100 more/less

* Compares multiplication number models using < > and =

* Finds the area of rectangles

* Applies multiplication patterns to "What's My Rule"
boxes

* Recognizes and extends number patterns (number grids)

* Solves a multiplication number story

* Writes 5-digit numbers

* Uses basic facts to compute extended facts

* Finds the sum of 4 addends

* Makes ballpark estimates for multi-digit addition and
subtraction problems

* Finds perimeter and area of a rectangle

* Draws line segments to form a quadrangle

* Uses letters to name a quadrangle

* Identifies a right angle

* Draws a line of symmetry

* Solves a division number story

* Identifies and describes 3D solid figures

* Fills in missing products

* Draws parallel and intersecting line segments and rays

* Makes ballpark estimates

* Solves multi-digit addition and subtraction problems

**Learning
Goals for 3rd Marking Period**

* Finds fractional parts of a set

* Uses equal sharing to demonstrate the meaning of
division

* Solves problems involving parentheses

* Describes and uses strategies for calculating
perimeter and area

* Estimates to answer a number story involving money

* Measures in cm.

* Calculates the perimeter of an irregular polygon

* Labels points on a ruler

* Measures a line segment to the nearest 1/2 inch

* Finds the median and mode of a data set

* Writes and identifies the value of digits in whole
numbers

* Shows and tells time on an analog clock

* Calculates elapsed time

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__Science__

Students will be able to understand:

* life cycles of a plant from germination to seed production

* characteristics of plants as living things

* that magnets attract and repel each other and certain other kinds of
materials

* that some forces act at a distance (static electricity, magnetism)

* that electrical circuits require a complete loop through which an electrical
circuit can pass

* the relationship between magnetism and electricity

* that most Earth materials are made of several substances or minerals

* that some of the Earth's surface changes due to rapid processes (volcanoes,
earthquakes)

* Ask simple questions that can be investigated through observations combined
with scientific information

* Use simple equipment appropriately in scientific investigations

* Use math (graphing, measuring) in scientific investigations

* Use evidence (observations, data) from simple investigations to develop
reasonable explanations

* Conducts simple scientific investigations

* Communicates procedures, observations, and results of scientific
investigations

* Maintains an organized record of investigations

* Reviews and asks questions about scientific investigations

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__Social Studies__

* Understands that people's culture and way of life is affected by the
environment

* Understands how a local community develops and changes over time

* Appreciates the historical landmarks and individuals of the community

* Can utilize map skills and symbols when reading a map

__Social Skills__

* Demonstrates effort

* Demonstrates self-control

* Complies with school and classroom rules

* Makes responsible choices

* Takes responsibility for actions

* Words cooperatively

* Participates in group activities

* Seeks help when appropriate

* Is prepared for class

* Is organized

* Demonstrates listening habits

* Focuses on the task at hand

* Respects the feelings of others

* Finishes required tasks

* Follows directions