Curriculum – Kindergarten

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Reading Workshop

Unit 1 We are Readers: Launching Reading Workshop
Unit 2 Emergent Reading
Unit 3 Super Powers
Unit 4 Bigger Books, Bigger Muscles
Unit 5 Becoming Avid Readers
Unit 6 Growing Expertise in Little Books- Non Fiction Reading Centers
Unit 7 Readers are Resourceful

As a Teachers College Reading and Writing Project school, readers at PS 199 participate in:

  • Reading Workshop
  • Read Alouds
  • Shared Reading
  • Small Group Instruction
  • Guided Reading
  • Independent Reading
  • Book Clubs

Our goal is to create lifelong, confident readers who display agency and independence.

Our teachers assess student progress through a variety of formal and informal methods and tools, including TCRWP Running Records, which determine each student’s Independent Guided Reading Level. These benchmarks are based on the expectation that students will enter kindergarten as emergent readers and finish eighth grade reading at level Z.


Parent Resources:
http://www.scholastic.com/parents/book-search
http://ps199pta.org/reading-levels-dots-colors/
https://readingandwritingproject.org/clearinghouse/family

Writing Workshop

Unit 1 We are Readers: Launching Reading Workshop
Unit 2 Emergent Reading
Unit 3 Super Powers
Unit 4 Bigger Books, Bigger Muscles
Unit 5 Becoming Avid Readers
Unit 6 Growing Expertise in Little Books- Non Fiction Reading Centers
Unit 7 Readers are Resourceful

Teachers College Writing Workshop encourages young writers to emulate the work of professional authors.

Students are exposed to authentic mentor texts and receive instruction to navigate through the writing process. Utilizing various writing tools, writers create different genres throughout the year.


Parent Resources:
https://readingandwritingproject.org/clearinghouse/family
http://ps199pta.org/reading-levels-dots-colors/

Math Workshop

Everyday Mathematics is a research-based and field-tested curriculum that focuses on developing our young mathematician’’s understandings and skills in ways that produce lifelong mathematical power.

The Everyday Mathematics curriculum covers:

  • Number and Numeration
  • Operations and Computations
  • Data and Chance
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

Parent Resources:
http://everydaymath.uchicago.edu/parents

Social Studies

Unit 1 My School and Community: Star Name
Unit 2 Self and Others: Individual Development and Cultural Identity: Celebrations
Unit 3 Geography, People, and the Environment: Neighborhood Study

The Passport to Social Studies curriculum was developed by a team of DOE staff and teachers, in collaboration with Social scientists and cultural partners.

The passport curriculum provides students with the tools to build the necessary skills for critical thinking, geographical reasoning and persuasive writing.


Parent Resources:
www.amnh.org

Word Study

Wilson Fundations provides all students in K-2 classrooms with a systemic program in the foundational skills for:

  • Reading and spelling
  • Emphasizing phonemic awareness
  • Phonics-word study
  • High frequency word study
  • Fluency
  • Vocabulary
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling

Fundations uses an integrated approach to teaching skills so that a daily lesson teaches and then reinforces corresponding skills.


Parent Resources:
https://www.wilsonlanguage.com/programs/fundations/

Science

Unit 1 Energy Conversions
Unit 2 Vision and Light

Welcome to the Next Generation of Science Learning.

New York State adapted a new set of standards in 2017. New York City then created the current Science Scope and Sequence and, using NGSS aligned tools, selected Amplify as the new curriculum.

This curriculum is phenomena based and places the student in the role of scientists and engineers. This curriculum embodies all the tenants of Three-Dimensional Learning which has proven to be the most effective way for students to learn science.

Unit 1: Needs of Plants and Animals: Milkweed and Monarchs

  • Students help a group of children figure out why there are no more monarch caterpillars in a community garden and how to bring them back.
  • Students conduct hands-on investigations to figure out what plants need in order to live and thrive.
  • Students ask questions and learn about the system of plants and animals that live together in a habitat.
  • Students figure out patterns in the life cycles of living things by reading and analyzing photographs.

Unit 2 Pushes and Pulls: Designing a Pinball Machine

  • Students take on the role of pinball machine engineers as they explore the effects of forces on the motion of an object.
  • Students consider cause and effect and structure and function as they design and build their own pinball machines.
  • Students analyze data from their tests using mathematical thinking.
  • Students also gather evidence of forces at work in their school.

Enrichment Programs

Lincoln Center Education

RULER (Social-Emotional Curriculum)


Unit 1 Charter
Unit 2 Mood Meter
Unit 3 Meta-Moments
Unit 4 Blueprint

The RULER Approach to Social and Emotional Learning is a school-wide initiative to teach social and emotional learning to our school community members.

The Anchors of Emotional Intelligence is based on developing our five key RULER skills.

There are four anchor tools that we use: the Charter, Mood Meter, Meta-Moment, and Blueprint. These anchor tools allows a common language and strategies that incorporates learning at school and at home.


Parent Resources:
http://ei.yale.edu/ruler/

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