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K-5 First Quarter Syllabus
Posted On:
Friday, August 18, 2017

                               Westhills Elementary School                                      

1st Quarter Syllabus     




*Count to 25

*Count forward beginning with a given number (0-25)

*Name numerals 0 - 5 out of sequence

*Match quantities to numerals 0 - 5

*Write numerals 0 - 5 (no reversals)

*Order numerals 0 - 5

*Decompose (separate) numbers 0-5 into two parts

*Sort by color, size, shape, kind

*Name penny

*Identify the position of objects

*Name & describe in the environment two-dimensional shapes:  

circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle, diamond, hexagon, and trapezoid

*Create and compose two-dimensional shapes

Reading/Language Arts

*Identify book elements                 *Recognize rhyming words

*Understand syllables                    

*Read Pre-Primer Sight Words

*Write first name correctly

*Name all 26 uppercase letters in random order

*Name all 26 lowercase letters in random order




*What is Science?                     

*The Five Senses

*Transportation and Simple Machines, & Magnets

*Parts of a Flower                    

*The Sun, Light, & Heat

*Nature, Nature Sounds, Seasons, & Outside Creatures


Social Studies



*All About Me/My Family

*Calendars, School Rules, Consequences, Schedules

*Workers and Helpers

*Communities and Community Helpers



First Grade


*Distinguishes short vowel sounds in spoken words

*Segments the beginning, middle, and ending sounds of words

*Decodes regularly spelled short vowel words

*Recognizes and read sight words

*Answers questions about key details in a text

*Retells stories, including key details, and demonstrates understanding

*Identify and describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.


*Prints all upper and lowercase letters

*Forming and writing simple sentences

*Identifying and writing the four types of sentences and use correct punctuation for each



*Scientific Method                      

*What is a scientist?

*Five Senses                                   *Living and nonliving things

*Seeds and germination                

*Parts of a plant



*Read, write, and represent numbers to 120

*Counts to 120, starting at any number less than 120

*Represent numbers using the tens frame

*Representing numbers using place value models

*Adding and Subtracting within 10 by using manipulatives and drawing pictures


Social Studies

*All About Me

*American Flag

*Pledge of Allegiance

*Communities and Neighborhoods


*Rules and Responsibility

*Good Citizens




Second Grade



*Fluently read 80 or more words per minute

*Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of key details in text.

*Describe the overall structure of a story

*Describe how characters in a story respond to events and challenges

*Identify main ideas and supporting details

*Apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words




*Extend understanding of the base ten system

*Recognize that digits in each place represent amounts of thousand, hundreds, tens, or ones

     (1706 = 1 thousand 7 hundreds 0 tens 6 ones)

*Skip count by 2, 5, 10, and 100

*Count a quantity in more than one way

*Compare numbers

*Develop an understanding of the structure of the 100 chart

*Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies

*Identify odd and even numbers by pairing objects or counting by 2’s.




*Demonstrate and explain how structures can be dissembled and then rearranged to make new and different structures

*Collect and evaluate data to identify water found on the earth and determine whether it is a solid or a liquid

*Plan and carry out an investigation, using one variable at a time to determine the growth needs of plants


Language Arts/Writing


*Identify and use rules for good listening and speaking

*Identify a sentence as a statement, question, command, or exclamation

*Write sentences: statements, questions, commands, and exclamations

*Identify and arrange groups of words that make sense as sentences

*Identify and match the subject and predicate parts of a sentence

*Use capital letters and end marks to complete sentences

*Identify and use nouns



Social Studies


*Identify groups in which people gain the right to direct or control others

*Recognize basic principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the three branches of government

*Utilize school and classroom rules to reinforce democratic values

*Describe the history of American symbols and monuments

*Identify national historical figures and celebrations that exemplify fundamental democratic values

*Use vocabulary to describe segments of time

*Identify states, continents, oceans, and the equator using maps, globes, and technology



Third Grade


*Reading Fluency

*Reading Comprehension

*Clarification strategies (sounding – out words, finding the meaning of words)

*Open-ended questions and answers

*Literary Text (character, setting plot, sequences, author's purpose, onomatopoeia, etc.)





*Speaking and writing in complete sentence

*Sentence Structure

*Types of Sentences



*Identify Subjects and Predicates

*Nouns: common, proper, plural, abbreviations




*Multiplication fluency 0-8            

*Math Vocabulary

*Fact Families                                

*Properties of Addition

*Skip Counting to Multiply          

*Missing Addends

*Compare numbers                      

*Use number lines

*Use place value to add                 

*Break Apart Strategies


*Word Problem to Solving

*Open-ended questions and answers

Science/Social Studies

*Component Notebook

*Science tools

*Science safety

*Technology and Engineering




*Moon phases

*Map Skills


*Describe ways energy from the sun is used


Fourth Grade




*Cause and Effect

*Literary elements (character, setting, plot, author's purpose)

*Story structure

*Synonyms and Antonyms

*Main Ideas and Details

*Drawing Conclusions


*Sentence structure

*Identifying the four types of sentences

(Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, Exclamatory)

*Subjects and Predicates

*Punctuating sentences

*Compound sentences

*Common and proper nouns

*Suffixes -ist, -ive, -ness

*Prefixes un-, in-

*Multiple meaning words


*Forms of Energy


*Motion (speed, velocity, acceleration)



*Plant and Animal Classification

*Plant reproduction

*Life cycle of a plant



*Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi- digit arithmetic

*Using place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place

*Adding and subtracting whole numbers

*Multiplication fluency

*Multiplying whole numbers up to four digits by a one- digit whole number

*Compare and order numbers

*Divide using up to four digit dividends and one- digit divisors

*Estimating products and quotients


                  Social Studies

 *Identifying geographical locations on the U.S. map

*Northeastern States

*Western States

*Midwestern States

*Southern States

*Continents and oceans

*Regions of Alabama

*Identifying rivers and lakes in the U.S.

*Natural resources


Fifth Grade


*Place Value and Patterns


*Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers

*Multiply by 2-Digit Numbers

*Relate Multiplication and Division


*Plan and carry out investigations

*Introduction to Engineering

*Scientific Method

*The properties of matter


Social Studies

* Map Physical Features

*Exploration and Settlement of the Americas

*Cause and Effect of Early Migration to North America

*Native American Cultures in North America

*Economic and Cultural Impact Of European Exploration

*Early Colonization of North America


*Character and Plot

*Monitor and Clarify

*Cause and Effect


*Homonyms/ Synonym

*Context clues



*Fact and Opinion


*Text Structure



*Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences

*Subject and Predicate

*Independent Clauses

*Adding –es and –ing    

*Compound sentences

*Common, Proper and Collective nouns


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