Humanities consists of integrating Reading and Social Studies content. We follow a Reading Workshop format in which students will learn both reading and social studies concepts through daily integrated lessons. Students will then apply their new knowledge through reader's responses, journaling, blogging, digital products and numerous other ways. Independent reading time is an important concept of Reader's Workshop in which students will read independently each day during this time.

Students will receive small group Guided Reading instruction in which students are grouped by text level.

Reading concepts include:

  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Vocabulary development through phonics, sight words and context clues
  • Story Elements / Plot
  • Inferencing
  • Main Idea
  • Predicting
  • Making relationships through text-to-text connections, text-to-self connections and text-to-world connections

Social Studies concepts include:

  • Being good citizens
  • Leadership qualities & community leaders
  • Financial Literacy
  • Map Skills
  • Inventiveness
  • Historical Figures


Students will follow a Writing Workshop model in which they are given opportunities to write daily in a variety of genres.

Writing concepts will include:

  • Procedures for Writing Workshop
  • Small moments, Expository, and How-to writing
  • Basic grammar and sentence structure (noun, verb, adjective)
  • Writing strategies and skills
  • Literary techniques (voice, descriptive words, strong beginnings, etc.)
  • Editing and revising


Students will be expected to form letters and numbers correctly and legibly with spaces between words and letters. Focus is on manuscript instead of cursive. Cursive will not be allowed on school work. Please encourage your child to use capitals and lower case letters where appropriate. We use the handwriting done during Fundations as our program. 


Fundations is the curriculum utilized for Phonics. This curriculum reinforces skills learned in Kindergarten. Students will learn proper sounds for each letter, long and short vowels, blends, digraphs, inflected endings, segmentation of syllables up to 5 sounds and name sounds for r-controlled vowels. Other concepts student will learn are: 

  • Read and spell CVC, CCVC, CVCC, CCVCC, CVCe words
  • Read and spell compound words and other words with two syllables by breaking them into syllables
  • Read and spell words with -s, -es, -ed, -ing suffixes when added to non-changing basewords


Math includes both concepts and basic computation. Students will use hands on activities to gain a deeper understanding of these concepts:

  • Number Sense to 120
  • Place Value
  • Basic Addition and Subtraction
  • Geometry and Fractions
  • Time
  • Money
  • Measurement
  • Problem Solving

* Please practice basic addition & subtraction facts with your child daily. We encourage you to make flash cards or use the online program, XtraMath.

We use the Texas Go Math math program in addition to other resources.


Students will predict, observe, and record data. They will be able to compare facts, formulate ideas and apply concepts to solve problems.