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Willamette Room Curriculum Map



· Creation of narrative stories (not necessarily written)

· Dramatic play

· Letter formation with varied materials

· Organic familiarity with the English alphabet

· Introduction to daily writing

· Collaborative writing with peers

· Understand how word choice, punctuation, and font influences writing

· Beginning editing and revision

· Expressing ingenuity, imagination, invention

· Exploring writing styles

· Increasing complexity vocabulary

· Identifying main ideas, key words, supporting details

· Editing, read aloud own work, sharing work in stages


· Recognize letters as sounds

· Translating letters and digraphs to sound

· Collaborative reading with peers

· Tracking beginning, middle, and end of a story

· Beginning keyboarding

· Beginning research

· Exposure to wide variety of themes and ideas

· Self-guided reading

· Engaging longer and more complex texts

· Revision, growing vocabulary

· Expanding plot arc

· Improving keyboard

· Computer research as necessary

Literacy as Peer Connection

· Acting

· Telling stories

· Generating and accepting ideas in a group

· Follows the habits of classroom discussions

· Encourages a classroom environment of readers

· Reading aloud own work

· Sharing work in stages

· Peer review

· Encouraging peer feedback


· Dictating

· Presenting stories and ideas to a group

· Clear storytelling

· Developing cadence and tone

· Public speaking

· Modulating voice to express meaning


· practicing listening skills

· Phoneme and digraph awareness through listening

· Listening to stories

· Practicing active listening through interviews

· Participating in read-alouds through engaged listening and group conversations

· Identifying main ideas and key themes using support from the text


· Seeking out peer resources

· Noticing commonalities between stories, themes

· Beginning research


Number Sense

· Counting with 1-1 correspondence in practice and understanding

· Sorting

· Symbol recognition: numerals 1,2,3…10

· Expanding number sense to 100

· Basic counting with 1-1 correspondence becomes skip counting

· Expanding number sense to 1,000,000

· Multiplication is introduced as a shorthand for skip counting often using area models


· Symbol recognition: operations: + =

· Addition and subtraction under 10

· +,-,=, x , ÷ (as multiplication), decimal notation (e.g. 1.5), fractional notation (e.g. ½), simple unknowns (using letters or symbols)

· Comparative symbols (greater than less than, equal to)

· Addition and subtraction up to 3 digits and multiplication with single digits

· Addition and subtraction up to 6 digits, 2 digit multiplication, and division of single digits, all linear operations with fractions of like denominators

· Decimal notation: out to several places with names

· Unknowns: o x, y (variables) o A, B (fixed values)


· Recognize simple repeating and growth patterns

· Introduction to the number system and simple place value understanding

· Estimation

· Create linear patterns with numbers and shapes

· Rounding to 10s

· Regrouping

· Introduction of negative integers

· Expanding place value to include hundreds and thousands

· Decimal notation with money

· Perimeter and area of simple shapes (e.g. measuring the area and perimeter of squares and right triangles)

· Perimeter and area of composite shapes with known and unknown values

· Recognize multiplicative and divisive problems

Units of Measure

· Features of shapes (ex. squares are sharp, circles are round and roll easily)

· Basic geometric identification: triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, rhombus

· Composing and decomposing 3 digit numbers (128 as 100, 20, and 8) as well as adding on and counting back up to 20

· Definition of geometric shape (triangle has 3 sides, squares are rectangles with equal side lengths), polygon, regular, irregular, concave, convex

· Factors and multiples, primes and composites

· Decomposing numbers up to 6 digits


Scientific Approach

· Making observations

· Developing questions

· Trial and error

· Drawing conclusions

· The scientific method of recording data and predicting

· What is (and isn’t) science?

· Classification


· Exploring habitats

· Observing and understanding qualities of seasons

· Simple life cycles

· Understanding diversity in natural systems

· Understanding of the food web

· Differentiate between living and nonliving matter

· Name and understand the roles of the parts of a plant

· Intro into the human body

· Parts of a cell

· Human body systems


· Cooking

· Intro to the phases of matter

· Properties of Earth

· Beginning understanding of the periodic table of elements


· Gravity (through blocks)

· Stability (through blocks)

· Balance (through blocks)

· Simple machines

· Cause and effect

· Bridge construction

· Complex machines

· Electricity and magnetism


· Plant life

· Northwest animal habitats

· Water cycle

· Understanding relationships and diversity in natural systems

· Wind

· Ecosystems

· Understand and name how humans influence environment

· Beginning understanding of natural resources and hazards

· Exploring forces in nature


· Personal hygiene

· Personal safety

· Nutrition

· Anatomy