• Key Ideas and Details

    • Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
    • Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
    • Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

    Craft and Structure

    • Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
    • Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information, drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
    • Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.

    Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
    • Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.


  • Citizenship and Government

    • Demonstrate ways good citizens participate in the civic life of their community; explain why participation is important.
    • Explain why and when the Pledge of Allegiance is recited; provide examples of basic flag etiquette and other demonstrations of patriotism.
    • Identify the president of the United States; explain that voting determines who will be president.


    • Describe some costs and benefits of alternative choices made by families.
    • Explain that people trade (voluntarily) when they each expect to be better off after doing so.


    • Create sketch maps to illustrate spatial information about familiar places; describe spatial information found on maps.


    • Create a timeline that identifies at least three events from one’s own life.


  • Number and Operation

    • Count, compare and represent whole numbers up to 120, with an emphasis on groups of tens and ones.
    • Use a variety of models and strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems in real-world and mathematical contexts.


    • Recognize and create patterns; use rules to describe patterns.
    • Use number sentences involving addition and subtraction basic facts to represent and solve real-world and mathematical problems; create real-world situations corresponding to number sentences.

    Geometry and Measurement

    • Describe characteristics of basic shapes (triangle, square, rectangle, circle, rectangular prism, cylinder, cone and sphere). Use basic shapes to compose and decompose other objects in various contexts.
    • Measure the length of an object in terms of multiple copies of another object.
    • Tell time to the hour and half-hour.
    • Identify pennies, nickels and dimes; find the value of a group of these coins, up to one dollar.


  • Nature of Science and Engineering

    • When asked “How do you know?”, students support their answer with observations.
    • Recognizing that describing things as accurately as possible is important in science because it enables people to compare their observations with those of others.

    Earth and Space Science

    • Group or classify rocks in terms of color, shape and size.
    • Describe similarities and differences between soil and rocks.
    • Identify and describe large and small objects made by Earth materials.

    Life Science

    • Describe and sort animals into groups in many ways, according to their physical characteristics and behaviors.
    • Recognize that animals need space, water, food, shelter and air.
    • Demonstrate ways in which an animal’s habitat provides for its basic needs.


  • Art

    • Identify the elements of visual art including color, line, shape, texture and space.
    • Identify the tools, materials and techniques from a variety of two- and three-dimensional media such as drawing, printmaking, ceramics or sculpture.
    • Create original two- and three-dimensional artworks to express ideas, experiences or stories.


    • Identify the elements of music including melody and rhythm.
    • Sing and play with accurate pitch, rhythm and expressive intent.


    • Perform locomotor skills (hopping, skipping, jumping, running and galloping) while maintaining balance.
    • Maintain momentary stillness on different bases of support.
    • Perform manipulative skills (throwing, dribbling, kicking, jump-roping) while maintaining balance.


  • School-wide Technology Integration

    • Use technology (desktop computers, iPads, Chromebooks and Smart Boards) to enhance and personalize learning.