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Students enter our classrooms with their own background experiences and knowledge, this unit allows them to dig deeper in one area of expertise to teach the reader "How To" perform a task.

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* This unit is an adaptation of the Everyday Mathematics (EM) First Grade Curriculum, 4th Edition, published by McGraw Hill Education, with blended learning options included.

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Throughout the year students will learn about important United States of America symbols, events, and holidays. Students will investigate the importance of recognizing national holidays, symbols, events, and people that are valued and celebrated in the United States of America.

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In this unit students will be exposed to a variety of non-fiction texts. Students will learn that non-fiction texts are an avenue for readers and writers to convey information through text. Using shared reading, guided reading and independent reading, students will experience how readers access and process information about a topic.

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In this lesson students will name 3-Dimensional shapes and identify their attributes. They will have an opportunity to touch and describe 3-D shapes using new vocabulary- surface, faces, edge, and vertex. Students will opportunities for whole class interaction, small group work, and individual practice.

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Students learn to identify and describe equal and unequal shares using drawings, words, and media. This is an important skill for students to learn prior to understanding fractions.

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K-5 math curriculum that follows the EngageNY curriculum. Includes video explanations where students take notes and have question prompts, independent practice and then can ultimately unlock an exit ticket. Teacher dashboard to monitor student progress.

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Set the stage for reading success with this delightfully interactive educational app. Kids will have a blast learning their ABC’s and building vocabulary with the adorable monsters in Endless Alphabet. Each word features an interactive puzzle with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition.

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Telling time on an analog and digital clock is skills related to the skill of reading any numbered scale that uses pointers or hands.  This is actually a fun unit to teach. Students will master the Common Core Standard 1.MD.3  Tell and write time in hours and half-hours using analog and digital clocks.

13-1 Understanding the Hour and Minute Hands

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At the beginning of the year Students are introduced to goal setting using a S.M.A.R.T goal framework (PLPs).  Based on the specific goal, students choose an “accountability partner” with whom they will practice and hold each other accountable for practice during and outside of school.

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